H1N1 vaccine as hot as Miley Cyrus tickets in Weber-Morgan

OGDEN -- More than 1,000 people lined the block around Weber-Morgan Health Department in hopes of getting the H1N1 vaccine Thursday morning.

"It's been this way for three weeks," said Lori Buttars, department spokeswoman. "It's like we're giving away free tickets to a Miley Cyrus concert."

(NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner) People wanting the H1N1 vaccine line up outside of the Weber-Morgan Health Department in Ogden on Thursday.
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Farmington development OK'd

FARMINGTON -- A proposed development near Lagoon Amusement Park has cleared its last key hurdle.

The city council voted unanimously this week to grant final approval for the Grove at Farmington Creek subdivision at approximately 525 N. Main St. A 23-unit subdivision is outlined on a 9-acre site that borders Lagoon.

Standard-Examiner correspondent

Utah doctors urge action on climate change

SALT LAKE CITY -- A group of Utah doctors, medical professors and scientists are warning about global warming's threat to public health.

As temperatures rise, they say Utah residents can expect more pollution, more heat-related illnesses, more frequent and intense dust storms and more infectious diseases.

The yin and yang of Cheech and Chong

Audio: Shelby Chong talks about doing stand-up comedy

Twenty-six years. ThataEU(tm)s how long pop-culture icons Cheech and Chong worked on separate careers.


One year. ThataEU(tm)s how long they have been back together, selling out venues and signing movie contracts, with no end in sight.

Cheech and Chong bring their comedy show to the Peppermill Concert Hall in West Wendover, Nev. on Oct. 30.
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PARC hosts awards day with Pallet Grand Prix

CLEARFIELD aEU" ATK Aerospace StructuresaEU(tm) aEUoeStealth RaceraEU pallet car was the first to take its driver, Carolina Walsh, to the finish line and beyond (into the curb) Thursday during the final heat of the PARC Pallet Grand Prix.


The race was the first of its kind during Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation CenteraEU(tm)s annual awards day activities.

(NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner) John Nazzaro pulls Cindy Martin in one of the ATK pallet cars during the pallet races Thursday at Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield.
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Fall Home and Living Green show today, Saturday at Golden Spike Event Center

OGDEN aEU" If youaEU(tm)re looking to plant an apple tree, sell your home, go a little greener or want to learn more about food storage, youaEU(tm)re in luck.
This yearaEU(tm)s Fall Home Show and Living Green event will provide help in these areas and more today and Saturday at the Golden Spike Event Center, at the Weber County Fairgrounds, 1000 N. 1200 West in Ogden.


The show, sponsored by The Standard-Examiner, is in its second year.

(DJAMILA GROSSMAN/Standard-Examiner) Sue Rudie , of the The Healthy Gourmet cooking show, vacuums the carpet during the setup for the Standard-Examiner Fall Home Show at the Golden Spike Events Center in Ogden.
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Ride into the hollow

People often stop Jim Christian to reminisce about a kind of "birth" experience they shared 16 years ago.

They're talking about the debut production of Christian's first stage musical, "Pirated Penzance," which premiered at Weber State University, where Christian heads the musical theater program. The show has since been produced at numerous venues in Utah and in several other states, and has been optioned for Broadway.

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WSU graduate adds magic touch to 'Sleepy Hollow'

To capture the magical feel of a New England village bewitched by poltergeists in his new musical, "Sleepy Hollow," writer/director Jim Christian tapped the talents of a former student.

That would be Paul Draper, an esteemed Las Vegas magician/illusionist/mind reader whose work has been seen on ABC, A&E, the History Channel and HGTV, among other networks.

Draper
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North Ogden native salutes famous Broadway divas

A few years back, actor Alan Palmer was facing a career dilemma.

The North Ogden native and Los Angeles resident was aging out of the romantic male lead roles, but wasn't aging into the mature, craggy-faced "dad" roles.

North Ogden native Alan Palmer stars in his one-man show "Fabulous Divas of Broadway" next week at the Wagner Center in Salt Lake City.
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