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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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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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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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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.

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Hill pilots fly F-35s in dogfight training missions

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 24 2014 - 5:21pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- The first operational F-35 won't arrive at Hill Air Force Base until late next year, but on Thursday, pilots from the base's 419th and 388th Fighter Wings got a head start on training.

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Gov.: Utah should have more control of public land

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Apr 24 2014 - 5:17pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah should have more oversight of public lands within state borders.State officials are better equipped to manage federal lands, Herbert said, because they are more familiar with local issues.

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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


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


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


Hill pilots fly F-35s in dogfight training missions

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 24 2014 - 5:21pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- The first operational F-35 won't arrive at Hill Air Force Base until late next year, but on Thursday, pilots from the base's 419th and 388th Fighter Wings got a head start on training.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 5:31pm


Gov.: Utah should have more control of public land

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Apr 24 2014 - 5:17pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah should have more oversight of public lands within state borders.State officials are better equipped to manage federal lands, Herbert said, because they are more familiar with local issues.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 24 2014 - 5:17pm

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.

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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: 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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VIDEO: Weber library supporters strategize to save $45 million bond plan

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 23 2014 - 3:58pm

OGDEN -- About 50 Weber County Library supporters gathered this week to discuss how to battle back against two county commissioners who seem intent on shrinking the size of a voter-approved $45 million bond and altering the vision of what those dollars were intended to fund.

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VIDEO: Community engagement projects trumpeted at Weber State

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 23 2014 - 9:00am

 OGDEN -- University students spend a lot of money on textbooks, but book learning is not enough.    "You read your textbook at 3 o'clock in the morning and you can get so much out of that, and that's important," said Brenda Marsteller Kowaleski, a sociology faculty member at Weber State University. 

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VIDEO: Proposal would revamp grading of Utah schools

The Associated Press
Apr 23 2014 - 7:30am

SALT LAKE CITY -- The governor's education adviser says Utah should use a new system to assess its public schools and colleges.Tami Pyfer's proposal says the state should drop its letter grade system, which gives schools a mark of A-F.

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VIDEO: Helicopter video spotlights end to dramatic four-county police chase

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 23 2014 - 6:09am

FARR WEST - The two men involved in a high-speed police pursuit that spanned four counties were identified Tuesday.

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GALLERY: PHOTO GALLERY: Mountain Man Rendezvous

Robby Lloyd, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 19 2014 - 2:39pm

The Annual Spring Rendezvous at Fort Buenaventura in Ogden, features shooting contests, live music, canoe races, and a trader’s row April 19-20, 2014.

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GALLERY: Inappropriate Teacher-Student Facebook Messages

Cimaron Neugebauer
Apr 14 2014 - 8:43pm

Out of hundreds of messages, the Standard-Examiner selected 20 messages that show a 27-year-old teacher's string of behavior over months of inappropriate Facebook messaging to a then 13-year-old student. In the messages she discusses Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) issues of other students including grades, divorce/custody issues along with personnel, faculty, and student privacy issues with a teen student. The Ogden Highland Junior High School teacher resigned April 2. Some redactions have been made for privacy of other teachers and the principal, all of whom had disparaging remarks made about them. Since the teacher has not been publicly charged with anything, her Facebook profile picture has also been blurred. Private Facebook Messenger messages from the teen's account were provided to the Standard-Examiner by the parent.

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GALLERY: Hill Air Force Base U.S. Air Force Reserve and Utah National Guard team up for "Lone Survivor" exercise

Commander, 388th Operations Support Squadron and F-16 Instructor Pilot LtCol Thomas Wolfe was one of the individuals picked up during the "Lone Survivor" exercise in Utah's West Desert on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Briana Scroggins
Apr 12 2014 - 7:52pm

Hill Air Force Base U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Utah National Guard worked together for a "Lone Survivor exercise in Utah's West Desert on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The exercise involved the collaborative efforts of the 419th Fighter Wing, the 151st Air Refueling Wing and the 211th Aviation Group to rescue a downed F-16 pilot. Two AH-64 Apache helicopters from the 211th Aviation Group scouted the area and then secured the area and then two UH-60 Blackhawks also from the 211th AG arrived at the scene to collect the pilot after he/she was confirmed with a security password. The F-16 was refueled by the 151st Air Refueling Wing. This is the first exercise that involved the combined efforts of the Utah National Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserve. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

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GALLERY: Man dies in Ultralight crash near Willard Bay

A motorized paraglider lies on a road near Willard Bay Tuesday, April 8, 2014. According to Utah Highway Patrol, the man flying the plane died. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 8 2014 - 8:21pm

At about 5:40 p.m., a man crashed a motorized paraglider near the power lines that run parallel to Willard Bay Park North Marina. According to Utah Highway Patrol, he died in the crash.

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GALLERY: Tremonton Family Ordered to Leave the US

Ana Cañenguez, center, prays with her children and supporters before meeting with immigration officials in Ogden on Monday, April, 7, 2014. Cañenguez came to the United States eleven years ago, but is now being deported after she was caught bringing her sons up from El Salvador in an attempt to escape gang violence. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Apr 7 2014 - 12:36pm

Family, friends, and activists gathered to support Ana Cañenguez as she met with immigration officials in Ogden on Monday, April, 7, 2014. Cañenguez found out Monday morning that she is being ordered to leave the country by June after she was caught bringing her sons up from El Salvador in an attempt to escape gang violence. Contact reporter Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @benjaminzack

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GALLERY: Car Crashes into Utility Pole

Benjamin Zack
Mar 26 2014 - 9:44am

First Responders and tow-truck operators spent over an hour trying to remove a Chevrolet Tahoe that drove up a utility pole guy-wire and got stuck in Ogden late Tuesday night, March, 25, 2014.

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GALLERY: Polar plunge fundraising event at Willard Bay for Gigi's Playhouse

David Lindsay, 10, of Clinton, sits with his service dog, Honey, while the crowd watches a costume contest during a fundraising event to raise money to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah at Willard Bay on Friday, March 21, 2014. Events included dancing, best costume and a polar plunge into the bay. The event raised approximately 12,000 dollars. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Mar 22 2014 - 9:07am

Dancing, costumes and jumping into Willard Bay were all part of the events that helped raise approximately $12,000 to build a Gigi's Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center, for Northern Utah on Friday, March 21, 2014.

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GALLERY: Box Elder Bees defeat the Lakers 8 to 2

Briana Scroggins
Mar 20 2014 - 7:22pm

The Box Elder Bees defeated the Lakers 8 to 2 at Box Elder High School in Brigham City on Thursday, March 20, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

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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: 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: 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.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 23 2014 - 4:31pm


VIDEO: Weber library supporters strategize to save $45 million bond plan

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 23 2014 - 3:58pm

OGDEN -- About 50 Weber County Library supporters gathered this week to discuss how to battle back against two county commissioners who seem intent on shrinking the size of a voter-approved $45 million bond and altering the vision of what those dollars were intended to fund.

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VIDEO: Community engagement projects trumpeted at Weber State

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 23 2014 - 9:00am

 OGDEN -- University students spend a lot of money on textbooks, but book learning is not enough.    "You read your textbook at 3 o'clock in the morning and you can get so much out of that, and that's important," said Brenda Marsteller Kowaleski, a sociology faculty member at Weber State University. 

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VIDEO: Proposal would revamp grading of Utah schools

The Associated Press
Apr 23 2014 - 7:30am

SALT LAKE CITY -- The governor's education adviser says Utah should use a new system to assess its public schools and colleges.Tami Pyfer's proposal says the state should drop its letter grade system, which gives schools a mark of A-F.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 23 2014 - 7:30am


VIDEO: Helicopter video spotlights end to dramatic four-county police chase

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 23 2014 - 6:09am

FARR WEST - The two men involved in a high-speed police pursuit that spanned four counties were identified Tuesday.

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