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Lake Effect | Milk Dud

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Jan 7,2009 - nThe Provo Daily Herald supports the idea of breast-feeding. A baby’s got to eat, after all. The Herald just doesn’t want to see feeding time on social-networking sites. nA Jan. 2 editorial and Web poll shows broad support for Facebook’s decision to remove a bucolic photo of Provo mom Heather Farley breast-feeding her child in a flower garden. Farley and a group of “lactivi...

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Herriman Uber Alles

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Nov 24,2008 - Ellen Lindsey, the Fort Herriman Middle School health teacher who was placed on leave for allegedly revealing non-government-approved facts about sex during a sex-ed lecture, is a new hero.

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Lake Effect | The Spectrum and the Rainbow

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Oct 1,2008 - The St. George Spectrum & Daily News events listings for Sept. 27 included an environmental expo, a book festival, an electronics-recycling program and a chili cook-off. (They also included the strangely foreign-sounding introductory statement “So....

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Lake Effect | Beers, Yes; Queers, No

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Sep 24,2008 - September has been an exciting month for those who breathlessly anticipate LDS Church statements. Such statements regularly emanate from 50 E. North Temple, but two of them have garnered considerable attention this month.nOne, optimistically interpreted...

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Lake Effect | Don’t Be an Ash

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Sep 17,2008 - The cremation controversy is back in the news—surprisingly, though, this time it’s not raging in the Provo Daily Herald. A Jennifer Toomer-Cook story in the D-News’ Sept. 13 religion section reported that, while cremation has become...

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Lake Effect | A Hadron for Destruction

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Sep 10,2008 - If you are reading this, the Earth has survived its gravest threat to date: the first “full proton beam injection” Sept. 10 at the Large Hadron Collider on the French/Swiss border. According to some people—those scientists again—the...

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Lake Effect | Weather or Not

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Sep 3,2008 - Nutjob political agitator group Focus on the Family Action (which is the arm of Focus on the Family devoted to nutjobs on the go) removed a video from its Website calling for members to pray for “rain of biblical proportions” during Sen....

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Lake Effect | Tokenism

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Aug 27,2008 - TRAX ticket-vending machines are moody. With a smooth technique and a bit of finesse, you can often induce one to accept dollar bills in exchange for a $2 one-way adult fare. If the machine doesn’t like your looks, however, it rejects your currency...

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Lake Effect | Puppy Love

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Aug 13,2008 - The Associated Press recently discovered that 57-year-old Bernann McKinney was in fact Joyce McKinney, who in 1977, delighted British tabloids with her salacious tale of abducting and imprisoning an LDS missionary in an English cottage, forcing the poor...

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Lake Effect | Waterboarding Wednesdays

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Aug 6,2008 - In today’s business world, there are so many techniques management can use to improve productivity and morale. The old “work or get fired” ethic is still in effect, but profit-sharing programs and casual Fridays are old hat. (Personally,...
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