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GOODBYE, FOR NOW: Fans slap hands with senior Nate Harris, at the head of the line, after the Aggies beat SJSU to secure the No. 2 WAC seed. See story in Sports. / Photo by Robert McDaniel

Today's word on journalism

Monday, March 6, 2006

"Neutrality in journalism means refusal to take sides. Many newspapers are neutral with regard to certain issues. Hardly a newspaper exists which is completely neutral upon all issues. Such a newspaper would be regarded as spineless. Just as the individual cannot escape taking sides against evils in life, so the newspaper necessarily has convictions against crime, corruption, and other evils in public affairs."

--George Fox Mott, journalism professor, in "An Outline Survey of Journalism," 1940

Ags escape pesky Spartans, head to WAC tourney as No. 2 seed
It was an emotional Senior Night for the Aggies Saturday as the fans said goodbye to four who have been part of a historical era of USU basketball. / By G. Christopher Terry

Aggies share the ball to get 20th win
Utah State outscored Fresno State, 87-77, Thursday night in the Smith Spectrum, with all five starters scoring in double figures as Coach Stew Morrill's squad won its 20th game of the season. / By G. Christopher Terry

Dog sledders from across the West mush at Hardware Ranch
The dogs barked and pounced eagerly on the melting snow of the Hardware Ranch, waiting for their musher to release them onto the morning's track. / By Cory Broussard

Night training runs (and cougars) prepare high school teacher for 120-mile dog race
Two cougars quietly watched Dean Fairburn as he tried to pull his spooked dogsled team back onto the trail. / By Shauna Leavitt

Nevada races to early lead, dismantles USU
When it was all over, USU had been handed its worst home loss since a 60-41 humiliation at the hands of Utah in 1996 that predated Stew Morrill's reign. / By G. Christopher Terry

Siberian sled dogs of Avon on home turf for weekend race
Nestled in the southeast corner of Cache Valley is the small community of Avon, where roadside businesses are non-existent and the livestock outnumber the humans. / By Shauna Leavitt

Ags win a nail biter on national TV
The Aggies overcame an opponent that came in waves Saturday night in the Dee Smith Spectrum for a 66-63 win. Jaycee Carroll's four clutch free throws in the last 40 seconds turned a one-point deficit into the margin of victory. / By G. Christopher Terry

Refs take a verbal beating in first USU home loss of season
A sold-out Spectrum crowd could hardly believe it. It looked as if the scoreboard was acting up: 83-77, in favor of the visiting New Mexico State Aggies. / By G. Christopher Terry

Aggie student section a big part of Spectrum's reputation
The fanatics were crammed into a tiny foyer at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum more than two hours before a basically meaningless game against the 5-13 South Dakota State Jackrabbits. / By G. Christopher Terry


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