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Talking Sense

What fancy words & fad names say about us

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Jan 23,2013 - Unlike Juliet, most of us take names for granted. The recent kerfuffle over Morning Glory Road in Lehi serves as a reminder that we do so at our peril.

Editorial

The Wasteland

Some government spending egregious

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Jan 9,2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration once spent $57,800 measuring the boobs, butts and bellies of a bevy of airline flight attendants.

Editorial

End of an Era

"The good old days are beyond reach"

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Nov 28,2012 - Here is another one of those end-of-an-era stories that crops up from time to time: The Bill Rodgers Running Center in Boston went out of business a few weeks ago.

Editorial

Duck & Cover

Legislature aims for triviality

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Nov 21,2012 - I hate to see winter coming. It is not that I mind shoveling snow, wearing wool, shivering in cold cars or scraping icy windshields. What bothers me is ...

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God Particle & Dark Matter

"We are on the edge of discovery"

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Nov 14,2012 - Pearl Sandick is an assistant professor of physics at the University of Utah, where she teaches a graduate course in general relativity. Her research interests include dark matter and supersymmetry.

Editorial

Carted Away

The secret life of the shopping cart

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Oct 10,2012 - They appear in my neighborhood, abandoned on the sidewalk, miles away from the store whose name is printed on the handle. In the Jordan River, they rise like shipwrecks at low tide, exposed by low, late-summer flows of murky water. Where the down and out gather, you see them laden like packhorses with the essentials of street life.

Editorial

Some 'Splainin'

The agony and the ecstasy of numbers

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Sep 19,2012 - When they let the Big Dawg out in Charlotte, N.C., earlier this month, he gave them more than they hoped for. In a virtuoso performance, Bill Clinton galvanized the Democrats with a nomination speech that will set the standard for all those to come.

Editorial

In the Garden of Irony

What happened to Bend-in-the-River?

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Aug 15,2012 - Built 12 years ago by a consortium of local interest groups, Bend-in-the-River was once an attractive destination for students and nature lovers. Or so the residual evidence suggests.

Editorial

Observe & Report

Selections from a reporter's notebook

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Aug 8,2012 - Over the years, I have come to admire the people who produce newspapers, especially reporters who are able to write coherently and gracefully on deadline—a skill I never mastered. I did learn to write a tolerable lead paragraph, but my favorite journalistic convention was “the reporter’s notebook.” It is typically the residue of a published story.

Editorial

Escape the Noise

Restaurant too loud? Try the patio

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Aug 1,2012 - We had biked a few miles on a dirt track north of Dead Horse Point before stopping to take in the distant rock-and-river spectacle from a cliff-top promontory.
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