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Feature | Shopaholic: Once buried in debt, these shopping addicts are digging themselves out.

By Carolyn Campbell
POSTED // Dec 10,2008 -  nCaitlin never had enough money to cover even basic repairs on her old beater car. She took the bus to work, often showing up late and armed with excuses for her boss and co-workers. “I didn’t know what to tell them,” the 27-year-old West Valley City woman says. “I probably said that my car broke down and it would take a week or two before I got it fixed, and that&rsq...

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Feature | Gay Bride: Looking for a legal marriage, Utah same-sex couples are California-bound.

By Carolyn Campbell
POSTED // Oct 1,2008 - Catherine Healey proposed to Janet Cope in the couple’s back yard on May 13, 2008. She recalls feeling jittery as she dropped to one knee, ready to pop the question. “I thought she might say it was a dumb idea.” Instead, Healey’s...

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Highway to Heroin

Oxycontin Users Take the Road To a Faster, Cheaper High.

By Carolyn Campbell
POSTED // Nov 7,2007 - Long before heroin overtook him, Josh Graham swallowed a single, legally prescribed Lortab pill. It was meant to kill his pain after a wisdom-tooth extraction, and it worked. During the next year, Graham, 23, says he “abused Lortab casually. I took...

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Obsessed

What part of “stay away from me” can’t a stalker understand?

By Carolyn Campbell
POSTED // Jun 22,2007 - A stranger stalked Brandy Farmer for a year and a half. It started in 1992, when he began stopping in at the Sandy restaurant Farmer managed.nn“He said he only came in when he saw my car outside,” Farmer remembers. It terrified her that he...

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Pulled Into Porn

Is it freedom of expression or erotic addiction?

By Carolyn Campbell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Randy Spencer never became addicted to pornography, even after studying porn?almost daily—for seven months. When he first heard about the Movie Buffs pornography case, he was relieved that defendant Larry Peterman had private counsel. As a Utah...

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Lesbian Legalities

House Bill 103 punishes the children of same-sex partners.

By Carolyn Campbell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - POBOS Strikes Utah! Feeling lethargic? Are you rundown and sluggish? Does everything taste like a $5 Olympic hotdog? Do you crave lukewarm beer in plastic cups at $6 a pop? Do you long to see concrete barricades and an army of yellow-jacketed policemen? We...

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Vanished

Why did Jan Stavros mysteriously disappear without a trace?

By Carolyn Campbell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - In photos, the petite 42-year-old woman with brown hair and a knowing smile looks accessible and friendly—the kind of person strangers might talk to while waiting in line at the grocery store. The word ‘accessible’ describes her well,...

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Marriage by Modem

Mormons, whether single or divorced -- or even married -- find romance online at ldssingles.com.

By Carolyn Campbell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Mormons believe in happily ever after—literally. If a Mormon couple marries in the LDS temple, they expect their union to continue forever after they die. Growing up, Mormons are taught this in church—but the greatest challenge is finding...

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Forgotten Father

A Utah birth father seeks custody of his son -- and asks why the courts allowed the child to be adopted in the first place.

By Carolyn Campbell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - All Scott Hartwig wanted was to be a father to his son. But the baby’s mother put into play a strategy that, when helped along by state law, would keep him physically removed and helplessly without a bond to his kin—his flesh and blood. The...

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Fugitive Witness

Tom Green’s ex-wife defends her decision to let her daughter marry her husband.

By Carolyn Campbell
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - While the age of her daughter when she conceived a son is now the focus of the felony child rape charge facing outspoken polygamist Thomas Green, Beth Cooke has dodged state investigators and prosecutors. Her testimony could be key in this high-profile...
 
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