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By Jerre Wroble
POSTED // Mar 18,2009 - Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.'s "Working 4 Utah" program has been in effect for about six months. Citizen Revolt, March 5, overstated that amount of time. Utah's rate of Internet porn consumption was likewise overstated in "We're No. 1" (Hits Misses, March 5).

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The Yellowstone Supervolcano

U of U geology professor Robert B. Smith

By Jerre Wroble
POSTED // Mar 11,2009 - U of U geology professor Robert B. Smith has made a 50-year career out of studying Yellowstone. He presents a lecture on the Yellowstone Supervolcano Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Skaggs Biology Building auditorium (257 S. 1400 East).

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Summum's Seven Aphorisms

By Jerre Wroble
POSTED // Mar 4,2009 - Local First Amendment attorney Brian Barnard made national news recently when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against his client, Summum, a local religious group that sought to install a slab listing its Seven Aphorisms in Pleasant Grove’s Pioneer Park.

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Filmmaker and philanthropic consultant Geralyn Dreyfous

By Jerre Wroble
POSTED // Feb 19,2009 - I loved the form of answering the questions based on the peculiar life lessons that he accumulated through circumstance. And I thought Sean Penn was absolutely stunning as Harvey Milk. The screenplay was really well done. The use of archival footage was particularly innovative.

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Frank Brown, U of U Dean of the College of Mines & Earth Sciences

By Jerre Wroble
POSTED // Feb 13,2009 - Frank Brown, U of U geology professor and dean of the College of Mines Earth Sciences presents Time and Life on Earth, on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Us Olpin Union (200 S. Central Campus Dr.), following a 6 p.m. public reception. The talk, hosted by the Humanists of Utah (HumanistsOfUtah.

News & Columns

5 Spot | Craft Sabbath

By Jerre Wroble
POSTED // Jan 28,2009 - nMeg Griggs, center, and friends (L-R: Tim Thompson, Mary McClaugherty, Kali Mellus and Sonja Evans) are hosting the first-ever Craft Sabbath on Sunday, Feb. 1, noon to 6 p.m. at NoBrow Coffee & Tea Company (315 E. 300 South, 801-364-3448), with pastries by Cake Walk Baking and music by Cub Country.n nWhat’s a Craft Sabbath?nCraft Sabbath is a local group of crafters who convene on ...

News & Columns

5 Spot | Mike Thompson, executive director for Equality Utah

By Jerre Wroble
POSTED // Jan 21,2009 - Mike Thompson, right, is executive director for Equality Utah, a nonprofit that advocates for LGBT statewide and local civil rights. He and his staff (L-R) Stephanie Pappas, Lauren Little, Keri Jones and Will Carlson are looking for common ground with this year’s Legislature.nWhat was your personal reaction to California’s Prop 8 passage?nIt was like I got kicked in the gut. Bara...

News & Columns

5 Spot | Igor Limansky, organizer of the National Day of Service

By Jerre Wroble
POSTED // Jan 14,2009 - n Igor Limansky volunteered for and then worked as a field organizer for the Obama campaign. He is now volunteering to help organize the National Day of Service on Jan. 19. Visit USAService.org to learn about local service opportunities.n n nJanuary 19 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday—which usually means sleeping in, skiing, shopping and movie. Why a National Day of Service?n...

News & Columns

5 Spot | Donald Worster, author of A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir

By Jerre Wroble
POSTED // Jan 7,2009 - n On Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m., Donald Worster’s appearance at Sam Weller’s Bookstore (254 S. Main, 328-2586, SamWellers.com) sheds light on the life and times of John Muir in A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir. nWhy should Utahns care about Scottish-born (in 1838) John Muir?nJohn Muir was no stranger to Utah. He swam in the Great Salt Lake, climbed Mount Nebo and wrote abo...

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Books | Online Exclusive: Donald Worster writes a new biography on John Muir.

By Jerre Wroble
POSTED // Dec 31,2008 - nIn a world growing ever more focused on “living green”—and in a state where preserving natural beauty is always part of the political debate—it’s a fitting time to take another look at the life of pioneering environmentalist John Muir. Environmental historian Donald Worster takes a comprehensive look at the scientist and Sierra Club founder in A Passion for Nature: T...
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