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How to make golf even more difficult

night golf

Quick! Name the second-most difficult sport ever invented. If you said “golf,” you’re a heck of a lot smarter than you look. Taking a Midwestern-hail-sized ball and hitting it with

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How to make golf even more difficult

Quick! Name the second-most difficult sport ever invented. If you said “golf,” you’re a heck of a lot smarter than you look. Taking a Midwestern-


Extra Point

Jazz should thank Pelicans for taking them off the Jimmer hook

Jimmer isn’t coming back. Not now, not never. Yeah, I know: never say never. Normally I agree but in this case the limb I’m standing on feels pretty


Ebyline

Ogden: ‘This is the Place?’

"Ogden might have been the one big city in the State of Utah." That was the headline in the June 13, 1914 Ogden Standard-Examiner. After all, Weber Canyon's


Me, Myself as Mommy

Rethinking leaving child in car for a nap

People are dumb. Why am I missing the piece of the puzzle where parents leave kids in the car? This last week I’ve read at least three stories where kids are


Extra Point

Showing Hayward the money was priceless move for Jazz

Not that he wasn’t doing well already, but now it’s out there for everyone to see: Gordon Hayward is a rich man. A very rich man. The Utah Jazz wing


Outtakes

Border children are voiceless political pawns

Here’s the thing: I’ve been watching lots of TV news coverage, reading piles of newspaper articles and surfing countless websites for information about


Standard Deviations

Concert crowds too subdued in Layton?

A golf tournament. A spelling bee. A piano recital. An economics lecture. Even a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert. These are the places you’d expect to get


Extra Point

European vacation produces a case of World Cup fever

As I type these words, I’m not yet 24 hours home from a once-in-a-lifetime, two-week European vacation with 18 family members. Let’s see … there


Standard Deviations

Pondering Ronald Haskell's senseless act

There’s this great line in the song “Mystery,” sung by the folk rock duo Indigo Girls, that I’ve decided pretty much sums up my entire life


Behind the Headlines

Journalists adjust to fire drill that became real

When the fire alarm went off just before noon Monday, most in the newsroom figured it was just another drill. Like the Eloi in H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine,


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