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Actions speak louder than words? Not anymore they don't

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Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in a moment of silence for the late, great notion that actions speak louder than words. It certainly was a noble concept, wasn’t it? But, sadly, after

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Actions speak louder than words? Not anymore they don't

Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in a moment of silence for the late, great notion that actions speak louder than words. It certainly was a noble concept,


Standard Deviations

Pie and beer just friends?

How long have you people known me? Five, 10, maybe 15 years or more? And in all that time, have I ever attempted to use my position as a local columnist to incite


Behind the Headlines

Covering Pioneer Days and all the fires

The Standard-Examiner was the place for Pioneer Days coverage. From July 19-25, Standard-Examiner staffers produced a dozen stories related to the holiday. We


Standard Deviations

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-


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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


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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


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