The winning USU
public relations team gathers around their award in Salt Lake City.
Left to right are students Scott Teichert, Leslie Jensen, Ted Wright,
Nicole Rasmussen, Cameron White, Carrie Saunders, and instructor Robyn
Kratzer. / Photo by Ted Pease
students win 'Golden Spike' award in Utah media professionals competition
USU student public relations agency competes with the big dogs in
a professional PR competition -- and wins. The student group, which
calls itself NextCom Public Relations, won for a comprehensive media
campaign for Logan's economic development office. / By the USU
council starts preparing for growth, jobs, economics of 21st century
will have a little help moving into the 21st century thanks to a program
the city voted to join at last week's City Council meeting.
poised to snag restaurant beer license in North Logan
for the first time in the city library, North Logan's City Council
voted 3-1 to approve a "letter of consent" for a beer license for
Winger's restaurant at 2281 N. Main
Park stresses that its options are open on North Logan library
decision to share ownership of North Logan's new library is not yet
finalized. The City Council discussed options at its Nov. 11 meeting.
council debates cost and return of supporting Bridgerland Ice Arena
Mendon decided to join Providence, River Heights, Logan and Hyrum
in the ice rink project, it could cost the city $873 a year for 10
years, said ice arena representative Janet Borg. Although that may
not seem like much, Mayor Sid Larsen was cautious about jumping on
the ice arena band wagon.
Missing Fires,' a video about the role of prescribed burning in an
ecosystem, has American debut
11/11/99 Darren McAvoy says
he expects the video to be shown at the visitor centers at national
parks and national forests. He also hopes for showings to high school
classes and on television. McAvoy, who entered the master's degree
program in communicatio in 1997 with no background in journalism,
learned how to write, shoot and digitally edit a film.
relations web site co-founded by USU alum is rated No. 1
PR Network is the leader among Internet portals catering to public
relations and communications professionals, according to the latest
independent traffic ratings from Alexa Internet, a subsidiary of Amazon.com.
starts Neighborhood Watch, commits money to ice rink
if the new Neighborhood Watch signs do not deter criminals, they will
serve as reminders to Hyrum residents to be aware and watch for crimes
or suspicious behavior.
candidates win seats on Paradise council as write-ins
Karen Rinderknecht and Cole Evans have been on the council for 13
years and had not planned on running this year. Each wanted to devote
more time to family and allow someone else the opportunity. But that's
not what happened.
at least several months, Hyde Park residents can use the North Logan
Park will pay North Logan $15,000 for temporary use, and this money
is intended to be used for a library maintenance worker. By July 1,
North Logan expects a decision from Hyde Park about whether it would
like just a user agreement or part ownership.
hearing on grant for water line isn't exactly packed
one resident showed up for Thursday's public hearing on a Community
Development Block Grant.
and be sued -- both possible as River Heights faces de-annexation,
the City Council goes through with a change in zoning, Don Fisher
says he'll sue, and if Jim Lundhal proceeds with a de-annexation,
River Heights may sue.
control policy called a potential 'black hole' in Smithfield
concerning the management of stray cats and dogs sparked discussion
among the council, after a report of 12 puppies left on a resident's
doorstep last month.
candidates meet, greet potential voters before Tuesday's election
candidates were given time at last week's City Council meeting to
introduce themselves and tell residents in attendance of their reasons
for seeking council seats.
gives an election but needs candidates
Rinderknecht and Cole Evans have both served previous terms on the
City Council, and with no names on the ballot at this year's election
they may be serving another.
The aspens turn
gold and the sage faintly lavender near Temple Fork in Logan Canyon.
/ Photo by USU communication department.
THE LOGAN CANYON: A special series of stories by an advanced USU news-feature
Clamber up the red
conglomerate. Jump in the arctic-cold streams or the ponds behind the
dams. Pant up the Jardine Juniper Trail. Gently poke the "hairy
arm pitted" bugs, and sample the wood's rose, if you know what
you're doing. . . but be sure to avoid the death camas. Enjoy the camping
and fishing and rock climbing, and see if you can count to 13 moose.
And above all, marvel at how a U.S. highway puts it all within minutes
of your doorstep. The students of COMM 3110, "Beyond the Inverted
Pyramid," share with you the results of their many interviews,
research trips and observations.
of Y2K: spelling, Pokemon and Al Gore
If the $1 million
question to ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was "What is the
correct spelling for the term we use when referring to 1000 years?,"
my bet is 99 percent of the contestants would miss it. / A commentary
by Dan Chase.
cold Halloween night perfect for 'trunk-or-treat' in Paradise
The streets of Paradise
aren't well-lighted, and the homes are far apart. What to do, what to
look for more of that tough Maui defense against Northern Arizona
(11/30/99) USU (3-1) is coming off a successful
Maui Invitational showing, which saw it take sixth-ranked University
of Florida to the limit before losing in the final minute. Then USU
beat host Chaminade University, as well as PAC-10 opponent University
of Southern California. NAU is next, Tuesday
night. / By Wade Denniston
Brown needs only 40 yards against North Texas to be No. 1
(11/23/99) Coming off a huge game against Nevada,
Brown is on the verge of setting the career USU rushing record.
Rolle pace victory in basketball opener against Simon Fraser
(11/18/99) The Utah State University men's basketball
team began its season with a 78-57 victory Saturday night at the Spectrum,
but Aggie head coach Stew Morrill wasn't too pleased with his team's
sweeps Nevada in three games to notch a volleyball championship
(11/16/99) The victory, which set an attendance
record, not only sets up a rematch with the University of Pacific, but
the Aggies also set a record for most conference wins with 11.
Shawn Daniels scores 20 in leading USU past Global Sports
(11/08/99) Who can fill the big shoes of Donnie
Johnson and Pharoah Davis? How about the California junior whom Street
& Smith's college basketball magazine picked as the top newcomer
in the Big West Conference this season.
basketball team short, young and untested
(11/08/99) The Aggies handled a Global Sports
team in exhibition last week, but big questions remain. How good can
they be when nine players have no Division 1-A playing time, and the
other four have a year? An analysis by writer Wade Denniston, with quotes
from head coach Stew Morrill.
Emmett White leads the nation in punt returns
(11/05/99) The sophomore from Ogden averages
18.1 yards per return. How long has it been since an Aggie was No. 1
in the United States in a football statistical category?
for the arrogant, hairy Braves to play when they're holding their throats
(11/01/99) Writer Dan Chase is a National League
fan, but it's hard to root for the Atlanta Braves when they choke time
after time in the World Series. A commentary.
239 yards are the only treat for Aggies in loss to Boise State
(11/01/99) Halloween came a day early for the
USU football team, which got tricks instead of treats against BSU and
brings home the 'real' organic meat, and eating it puts you closer to
(11/30/99) There is a lot of talk these days
about being one with the earth and the animals, a human urge to be close
with nature. I can't think of anything that brings humans closer to
nature than hunting. Hunting puts you in nature as a predator, something
humans have been for a long long time. You are part of life and death,
not just an observer. Which brings us back to why man started hunting-food.
Hunting is a recreational activity that has tangible benefits. /
By Paul Kendall
from chimps? Not likely, if you look at the evidence
(11/30/99) In recognition of World AIDS Day,
this commentary examines the facts and myths about the origins of a
terrible disease. / By Reid Furniss
the seas of ignorance, monster waves swamp rational thought
(11/30/99) On the oceans of human consciousness,
there are "white seas" of belief that pile up and sweep everything before
them. In belief, the mind and heart hold obsessively to a particular
idea, long after there is evidence to the contrary. Among the most powerful
and destructive are "waves of belief" about disease. Health is an emotional,
often frightening subject for most people -- the nexus of life and death
for all of us. Unlike "white seas" found in nature, however, the monster
thought-waves can be pushed high by misinformation. / An essay framing
World AIDS Day by Reid Furniss
deserves to rule its own destiny as a sovereign nation
(11/30/99) Hawaiian Sovereignty is best described
by Hawaiian activist Poka Laenui. He says it is deep and wide like the
Pacific Ocean. It is deep in the many generations and time it has been
brewing. It is wide in the many people it covers living all the over
the world. It is something that has been part of my life for the last
six years. / By Julie Sulunga
A truck speeds through a red light at 1400
North and Main streets in Logan. / Photo by Dan Chase.
your hurry as you speed through a red light, is it worth killing someone?
(11/18/99) The other day I was returning home
after taking my wife to work, and a car, chuck full of high school kids,
was following me. After the driver figured out I was keeping the speed
limit and obeying the law, he thought I'd maybe speed up if he tailgated
me. Wrong. / By Dan Chase
in Logan weaves many threads, many voices
(11/11/99) A group of women meeting inspires
a freedom and openness that exists only when men are not present. Not
that there is anything wrong with men, only that something special happens
when only women are present. Especially when potlucks are involved.
/ By Lizzy Scully
is the message of 'Messenger?' Root for the flames at the end
Even Milla Jovovich's European good looks fail to make The Messenger
worth seeing. Viewers of this film will hardly walk away with a history
lesson. / By Paul Kendall
Ado About Nothing' will jitterbug in USU's 1940s version
State Theatre combines Shakespeare, the 1940s and Christmas in this
adaptation of one of the Bard's merriest romantic comedies. Performances
begin Dec. 2.
vocals and a believable Audrey II highlight 'Little Shop'
morbid and hilarious. These three words sum up Utah State Theatre's
performance of Little Shop of Horrors. / By Heather Fredrickson
on campus this Turkey Day? Angie's will feed you for free
11/17/99 Angie's has been providing a
free (that's right, free) traditional Thanksgiving dinner for six years.
Owner Saboor Sahely, a USU graduate, made Logan his home, and says that
he does this in appreciation to those who helped him become what he
is today. / By Jessica Warren
Axis in Salt Lake City reopens after tornado with impressive new touches
11/15/99 The Aug. 11 tornado tore off
the roof and destroyed some of the equipment. Now, as the club reopens,
patrons will see the new 30-foot disco ball that had to be installed
through the ceiling because it was too large to fit through any of the
doors. / By Julie Sulunga
are calling experts and novices to Willow Springs in southern Cache
11/15/99 Until the early '90s these fertile waters
were producing trout for restaurants and private ponds. After a series
of closures due to contagious fish diseases, Grant White decided it
was time to restore the trout farm into a world-class fishing destination.
Now it's famous enough to attract fishermen such as PGA golfer Fuzzy
Zoeller. / By Paul Kendall
moisture have pheasant hunters eager for start of season
11/04/99 The explosive flush of a rooster and
watching a good dog work are just two of the many things that will get
hunters out of bed Nov. 6. Before they decide where to go, they should
know that Cache Valley is expected to be full of pheasants, thanks to
optimal conditions earlier this year. / By Paul Kendall