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Review: Nicolas Cage turns in strong performance in 'Joe'

Standard-Examiner correspondent, Steve Salles
Apr 24 2014 - 7:05pm

I was trying to remember how long it had been since I saw Nicolas Cage offer a truly great performance in a movie where he wasn't yelling some wild-eyed nonsense at a camera.Maybe it was 2006's "World Trade Center," where he played one of the few surviving New York City firemen from the 9/11 attacks.Regardless, it's been a while and it's nice to...

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Hi-Fi murder story brought back horrible memories

Alan Lynch
Apr 24 2014 - 6:09pm

Editor,The April 22 news article, "Hi-Fi murders' 40th anniversary," brought back some horrible memories for me. I was raised on the same street as Orren Walker. I knew him to be a super-excellent citizen, unlike those two savages who chose to torture him and his family so viciously.With so much evidence and eyewitness testimony against the...

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Readers like new format, appreciate carriers

Arlene Stoddard, Contributed, Ray Stoddard
Apr 24 2014 - 5:52pm

Editor,We would like the Standard to know that we enjoy the new format of the paper. We have subscribed to the paper for many years and look forward to reading it each morning. We have the best delivery people, Gary and his family. They are prompt every morning at 7:00 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. They let us know if there are any changes and they give...

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Area teachers treading gingerly around SAGE opt-out issue

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 24 2014 - 5:46pm

OGDEN - Test anxiety is nothing new for students, but a new state assessment test is giving some parents anxiety -- and the result is a new reason for anxiety among teachers.

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Big musical productions are back at Ben Lomond High

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 24 2014 - 5:41pm

OGDEN - Music is filling the halls and auditorium at Ben Lomond High School this week as the school is putting on one of the biggest musicals to date in the last few years."Beauty and the Beast" with a cast and crew of about 62 has brought a little musical theater back to Ben Lomond. And for theater teacher Gabriel White, he couldn't be happier....

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Gay marriage won't destroy anyone's family

Contributed, Heather Buchanan
Apr 24 2014 - 5:40pm

Editor,Regarding the news article of April 12, "Utah AG: Defense of marriage ban not about hate," there was a picture accompanying the article of a women holding a sign that read, "Gay marriage destroys families--Roman 1:24-32." I would love to know how my marrying my wife last year ruined any family. It certainly strengthened our relationship.I,...

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Utah e-cigarette retailers wary of new FDA regulations

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 24 2014 - 5:32pm

CLEARFIELD -- When it comes to regulating e-cigarettes and the e-juice contained in them, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing to head down the same road the Davis County Health Department has already plowed, according to officials.

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Some Davis parents fear SAGE school testing is a federal plot

Dana Rimington, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 24 2014 - 5:28pm

FARMINGTON - There is a new word going around schools across Top of Utah: SAGE. Parents and students know that end-of-level testing begins at the end of April and into May, but there is a completely new system in place this year.

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Review: Nicolas Cage turns in strong performance in 'Joe'

Standard-Examiner correspondent, Steve Salles
Apr 24 2014 - 7:05pm

I was trying to remember how long it had been since I saw Nicolas Cage offer a truly great performance in a movie where he wasn't yelling some wild-eyed nonsense at a camera.Maybe it was 2006's "World Trade Center," where he played one of the few surviving New York City firemen from the 9/11 attacks.Regardless, it's been a while and it's nice to...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 7:15pm


Hi-Fi murder story brought back horrible memories

Alan Lynch
Apr 24 2014 - 6:09pm

Editor,The April 22 news article, "Hi-Fi murders' 40th anniversary," brought back some horrible memories for me. I was raised on the same street as Orren Walker. I knew him to be a super-excellent citizen, unlike those two savages who chose to torture him and his family so viciously.With so much evidence and eyewitness testimony against the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 6:09pm


Readers like new format, appreciate carriers

Arlene Stoddard, Contributed, Ray Stoddard
Apr 24 2014 - 5:52pm

Editor,We would like the Standard to know that we enjoy the new format of the paper. We have subscribed to the paper for many years and look forward to reading it each morning. We have the best delivery people, Gary and his family. They are prompt every morning at 7:00 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. They let us know if there are any changes and they give...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 5:52pm


Area teachers treading gingerly around SAGE opt-out issue

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 24 2014 - 5:46pm

OGDEN - Test anxiety is nothing new for students, but a new state assessment test is giving some parents anxiety -- and the result is a new reason for anxiety among teachers.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 5:46pm


Big musical productions are back at Ben Lomond High

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 24 2014 - 5:41pm

OGDEN - Music is filling the halls and auditorium at Ben Lomond High School this week as the school is putting on one of the biggest musicals to date in the last few years."Beauty and the Beast" with a cast and crew of about 62 has brought a little musical theater back to Ben Lomond. And for theater teacher Gabriel White, he couldn't be happier....

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 5:43pm


Gay marriage won't destroy anyone's family

Contributed, Heather Buchanan
Apr 24 2014 - 5:40pm

Editor,Regarding the news article of April 12, "Utah AG: Defense of marriage ban not about hate," there was a picture accompanying the article of a women holding a sign that read, "Gay marriage destroys families--Roman 1:24-32." I would love to know how my marrying my wife last year ruined any family. It certainly strengthened our relationship.I,...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 5:40pm


Utah e-cigarette retailers wary of new FDA regulations

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 24 2014 - 5:32pm

CLEARFIELD -- When it comes to regulating e-cigarettes and the e-juice contained in them, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing to head down the same road the Davis County Health Department has already plowed, according to officials.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 5:41pm


Some Davis parents fear SAGE school testing is a federal plot

Dana Rimington, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 24 2014 - 5:28pm

FARMINGTON - There is a new word going around schools across Top of Utah: SAGE. Parents and students know that end-of-level testing begins at the end of April and into May, but there is a completely new system in place this year.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 5:46pm

VIDEO: 'War Horse' actress from Bountiful pitches play in Utah

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 24 2014 - 5:24pm

SALT LAKE CITY - Maria Elena Ramirez, a Broadway, theater and film actress originally from North Salt Lake and Bountiful, has returned to her home state with a gaggle of impressive new friends. Ramirez introduced one of her new friends, Joey, to members of the media in the lobby of Salt Lake's Capitol Theater on Wednesday afternoon.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 5:28pm


VIDEO: Fatter riders spur need for bigger horses out West for tourists

Keith Ridler, The Associated Press
Apr 24 2014 - 12:26pm

BOISE, Idaho  -- Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.The ranches say they are using draft horses, the diesels of the horse world, in ever greater...

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VIDEO: Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

The Associated Press
Apr 24 2014 - 12:09pm

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

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VIDEO: Daily News Update for Thursday April 24th, 2014

Steve Haynie
Apr 24 2014 - 10:59am

Daily News Update for Thursday April 24th, 2014

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VIDEO: PREP SOCCER: Unlucky bounce dooms St. Joseph; full roundup

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 24 2014 - 6:48am

OGDEN - After holding tough against Waterford's heavy offensive pressure for just over 70 minutes Wednesday, it was an unlucky bounce that finally doomed St. Joseph.

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VIDEO: Ogden's Roller Dolls do derby right

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 23 2014 - 5:46pm

OGDEN -- Jenae Miller remembers her introduction to roller derby. She was getting a tattoo at the time, and complaining about her co-workers."I'd had kind of a bad day and was bitching about something at work," the North Ogden woman recalls of that day four years ago. "The tattoo artist's girlfriend looked at me and said, 'You've got anger issues...

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VIDEO: Man Apologizes For Naked Walk In Wal-Mart

The Associated Press
Apr 23 2014 - 5:40pm

A South Carolina man says he's sorry and embarrassed about walking into a Wal-Mart in Tega Cay wearing nothing but a pair of shoes.

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VIDEO: Swim clubs making a splash in Top of Utah

Jennilyn E. Williams, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 23 2014 - 4:31pm

CLEARFIELD -- Club swimming is a great way for kids to stay active, compete in swim meets and make new friends.There are many swimming clubs in Northern Utah for children ages 7 through 18. Some clubs even allow swimmers as young as 5.

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GALLERY: Saturday Satire for April 26, 2014

Cagle Cartoons
Apr 24 2014 - 11:18am

Cartoons from around the nation and world.

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GALLERY: Faces: Senior Gala with Moonlight Serenade

Ruth Malan
Apr 24 2014 - 12:42am

Picture gallery of the Davis Senior Gala held at Davis High. The Moonlight Serenade is part of Davis High School's music department. The senior citizens enjoyed dinner, entertainment and dancing.

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GALLERY: Boys 2A Soccer: Waterford Ravens vs St Joseph Jayhawks

Dennis Montgomery
Apr 23 2014 - 9:40pm

Waterford High School defeated St Josephs High School in a Boys 2A soccer match played at St Josephs in Ogden on April 23, 2014 by a score of 3-0.

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GALLERY: Faces: Earth Day at Eagle Bay Elementary

Ruth Malan
Apr 22 2014 - 10:57pm

Picture gallery of students planting a tree on Earth Day. Bob Harmon, of Harmon's, donated and helped to plant the tree.

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GALLERY: Bonneville High softball beats Box Elder 8-0

The Bonneville High softball team beat Box Elder 8-0 Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at home.

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 22 2014 - 6:59pm

The Bonneville High softball team beat Box Elder 8-0 Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at home.

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GALLERY: Hill Air Force Base Homecoming on April 22, 2014

Briana Scroggins
Apr 22 2014 - 6:12pm

Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing returned home from Korea at Hill Air Force Base on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

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GALLERY: Faces: Ribbon cutting for Zions Bank's new technology center

Ruth Malan
Apr 22 2014 - 2:11am

Picture gallery of Zions Bank new technology center in Kaysville.

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GALLERY: Faces: Bountiful High School Prom

Ruth Malan
Apr 22 2014 - 12:51am

Gallery of pictures from the Bountiful High Prom held at Davis Conference Center Layton.

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VIDEO: 'War Horse' actress from Bountiful pitches play in Utah

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 24 2014 - 5:24pm

SALT LAKE CITY - Maria Elena Ramirez, a Broadway, theater and film actress originally from North Salt Lake and Bountiful, has returned to her home state with a gaggle of impressive new friends. Ramirez introduced one of her new friends, Joey, to members of the media in the lobby of Salt Lake's Capitol Theater on Wednesday afternoon.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 5:28pm


VIDEO: Fatter riders spur need for bigger horses out West for tourists

Keith Ridler, The Associated Press
Apr 24 2014 - 12:26pm

BOISE, Idaho  -- Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.The ranches say they are using draft horses, the diesels of the horse world, in ever greater...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 3:03pm


VIDEO: Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

The Associated Press
Apr 24 2014 - 12:09pm

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 1:23pm


GALLERY: Saturday Satire for April 26, 2014

Cagle Cartoons
Apr 24 2014 - 11:18am

Cartoons from around the nation and world.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 11:18am


VIDEO: Daily News Update for Thursday April 24th, 2014

Steve Haynie
Apr 24 2014 - 10:59am

Daily News Update for Thursday April 24th, 2014

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 10:59am


VIDEO: PREP SOCCER: Unlucky bounce dooms St. Joseph; full roundup

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 24 2014 - 6:48am

OGDEN - After holding tough against Waterford's heavy offensive pressure for just over 70 minutes Wednesday, it was an unlucky bounce that finally doomed St. Joseph.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 6:48am


GALLERY: Faces: Senior Gala with Moonlight Serenade

Ruth Malan
Apr 24 2014 - 12:42am

Picture gallery of the Davis Senior Gala held at Davis High. The Moonlight Serenade is part of Davis High School's music department. The senior citizens enjoyed dinner, entertainment and dancing.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 11:54am


GALLERY: Boys 2A Soccer: Waterford Ravens vs St Joseph Jayhawks

Dennis Montgomery
Apr 23 2014 - 9:40pm

Waterford High School defeated St Josephs High School in a Boys 2A soccer match played at St Josephs in Ogden on April 23, 2014 by a score of 3-0.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 23 2014 - 9:40pm


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