Monthly Archives: September 2009

Morgan fumbles mink protest

Cathy Burt’s provocative post today about the mink pelt frenzy in Morgan County is recommended reading. Meantime, I’m going to zero in on the issue that to me is getting lost in the furor over the fur business and the … Read More

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Video of spectacular NASCAR crash

The driver walked away unharmed. After a brief medical check, he was doing TV interviews. NASCAR to its credit has made the so-called Car of Tomorrow safe enough for a driver to roll through such a wreck and complain only … Read More

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Don't ask, don't tell in Syracuse

The Syracuse mayor’s twisted defense of a conflict-of-interest coverup makes a mockery of even the most minimum standards of openness in local government. There is no justifiable defense for Mayor Fred Panucci’s telling city council member Doug Hammond to keep … Read More

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Newcomer needling always amusing

It should be a special but essential requirement for an Ogden-area newcomer to avoid mistakes in a political campaign. Step in it and it’s likely the locals will tear apart your carpetbagger candidacy. So it is with Ogden newcomer David … Read More

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Bridges are supposed to be ugly

Several questions come to mind while absorbing the story of the bridge that needs a facelift: Why is the facade crumbling on a new bridge? How much did the beauty mask cost? Is it going to be fixed? If so, … Read More

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Pro football weekly pick 'em contest

Just a quick post urging on all the NFL fanatics around here: It’s time to sign up for the Standard-Examiner’s online pro football pick ‘em contest. Go to http://standard.profootball.upickem.net to register.

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Ares I rocket under fire

A major engine of employment in the Top of Utah is riding on the upcoming Obama administration decisions about where to go with the nation’s space program. ATK is a prime contractor of the Ares I rocket, which NASA has … Read More

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