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December 15, 2008

As part of my own personal "war on Christmas" (which a Utah state senator has offered legislation to outlaw), the WORD celebrates the season by going on hiatus until January. May all out days be merry and bright, and here’s to a safe, healthy and saner New Year. HoHoHo!

Empty Minds: "Of all the people expressing their mental vacuity, none has a better excuse for an empty head than the newspaperman: If he pauses to restock his brain, he invites onrushing deadlines to trample him flat. Broadcasting the contents of empty minds is what most of us do most of the time, and nobody more relentlessly than I."

--Russell Baker, Pulitzer-winning columnist

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Two arrested in Logan on marijuana counts

By Rachel Christensen

November 19, 2008 | LOGAN -- Joshua Sinner, 21, and Briany Stockton, 20, were arrested Nov. 8 and booked on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphanelia within 1,000 feet of a church.

Captain Jeff Curtis of the Logan City Police Department said the two had just enough marijuana for personal use. The police were anonymously notified of extremely loud television noise coming from an apartment on Main Street in Logan, Curtis said.

"We went and made contact, and we could smell the odor of marijuana in the apartment when we opened the door," he said.

Officer Gurr made the arrest. Curtis said this was Sinner's first drug offense.

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