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Monday, October 22, 2007

Can't Scare the Old Gray Lady:

"Good journalism for an intelligent general audience is hard. And we’re really good at it. Taking on The Times is not as easy as waving a credit card and proclaiming yourself 'fair and balanced. . . .' We have every reason to feel confident that we can hold our own if [Rupert] Murdoch decides to build The Journal beyond its business-reader base. In all the Murdoch parlor-gaming, I don’t hear anyone suggesting that he would attempt to match the depth of our coverage in culture, science, education, health, religion, sports, lifestyle, etc., etc. Not to mention business coverage that even devout Journal readers find they can't afford to miss."

-- Bill Keller, editor, New York Times, on Murdoch's promised Wall Street Journal challenge to Times national dominance, Oct. 16, 2007


Rain not a problem for ag products barbecue

By Riki Richards

September 24, 2007 | Rain did not deter crowds from attending the annual agricultural products barbecue Saturday.

The smell of cooking meat traveled all the way across the Romney Stadium parking lot and got continually stronger the closer one traveled toward the practice field west of the Stan Laub Center.

The shuttle that hauled the guests from the Student Wellness Center to the field was cleverly disguised as a hay ride. Tractors driven by students in the Ag Technology Club pulled wagons lined with bales of straw for practical seating.

The food included beef, pork, lamb, turkey, onion rings and much more. All of the food was provided and prepared by commodity groups including the Utah Pork Producers, Dairy Farmers of America and Norbest Turkeys. Each commodity group had its own tent to combat the moist conditions.

The barbecue was the kickoff for Ag Week at USU. According to Lisa Allen, assistant to the associate dean of the College of Argiculture, the ticket sales have not yet been calculated so at the time of publication there was no hard count of how many people attended.


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