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Cyclops: Listen to the nuts – hold onto your wallet
This column comes from a book, but it’s not “in” the book like you would think. Last year, during a trip to New York City, I bought a “bargain barrel” mystery at the Strand, the Big Apple’s most fa...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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From the Editor: Lessons learned from football and food
Maybe you’re the same way, but every time I sit down to watch a sporting event that has any amount of personal meaning, I place a rather significant emotional gamble on the rest of my evening. In e...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclops: In retrospect, we all make mistakes
A teacher sent a note home to Thomas Edison’s mother. The boy, wrote the teacher, “was too stupid to learn.” Benjamin Franklin’s mother-in-law was hesitant about letting her daughter marry the prin...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclops: An exam to discover ‘True Utahns’
A talk-radio host analyzed Utahns last week as “normal and friendly peoples who hold similar values.” He feared, however, that the continuing trickle of out-of-staters migrating to Utah could chang...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter from the Editor: Elections are over, now let’s get to work
Bertrand Russell, a British philosopher, social critic and political activist of the early 20th century, once said: “The trouble with the world is that … the intelligent are full of doubt.” Electio...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: Enoch tax increase good for community
To the Editor: The voters of Enoch have an important decision to make at the voting booth this year. We can choose to pay an average of $13.20 per month more in property taxes to keep the current l...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclops: Let’s be sensible about Ebola
by Bryan Gray
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
My stepson spent 10 days in rural Liberia shooting photographs of Ebola victims and survivors for National Geographic. Returning to his home in Washington, D.C. two weeks ago, he was asked by his e...
Creating political echo chambers
by Bryan Gray
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
I spent the weekend in Oakland. It is only a two-hour flight from Utah, but politically I might as well have been visiting Bolivia. One of the problems in our current political structure is the ten...
Providing context to tattoos
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
To the Editor: At first we were delighted to see Mr. Gray’s Aug. 27 column addressing the prevalence of tattoos among younger Utahans. Mr. Gray correctly noted that tattoos have largely lost the st...
Educators instill a love for learning
by JEFF LOWE
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
I am passionate about education. From the time I was young, my parents instilled the value of learning. In fact, my mother (a school teacher) and my father (an attorney) instituted an unwritten, ye...
Snowboarders bring silly lawsuit
by Bryan Gray
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
For those of you who become irate over so-called “activist judges” placing their personal views over the will of the public, take a deep breath. Federal Judge Dee Benson made a judicious and correc...
Libraries in six school districts going online
Sep 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
To the Editor: “Mom, I went to the school library today to see if I could check out the newest novel from my favorite author and it wasn’t there. The librarian said he would put it on a list but di...
National News
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing....
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under pressure from President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism from outside about the administration's Middle East crisis management....
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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday....
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