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How do we really help panhandlers, those in need?

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Spare the change and spoil the homeless person? Oh, great. Just in time for Christmas, now we’re supposed to feel guilty about trying to be kind to others. Every time someone on the street...

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How do we really help panhandlers, those in need?

Spare the change and spoil the homeless person? Oh, great. Just in time for Christmas, now we’re supposed to feel guilty about trying to be kind to others....


Sports

In reality, fantasy football can be serious fun

For some of us, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. Don’t worry if you forgot to make your signature spicy sausage cheese dip, there’s no party. Or maybe...


Sports

A story of football, Vegas, superstitions and Coach Mac ...

As I type these words, I’m using all my willpower to keep my fingers from tapping out the words “Viva Las Vegas” on the keyboard. It’s not...


Sports

Fightin' words: Howell's comments ring true for BYU's defense

At age 34, BYU defensive coordinator Nick Howell still has a ton of football ahead of him. But judging by some of the comments the former Ben Lomond High head coach...


Standard Deviations

Hoping to attend BYU? Sorry, Santa and Jesus

Christmas needs a shave. And, quite possibly, a haircut. I hadn’t really given it much thought until recently, but it’s becoming increasingly apparent...




Sports

Oh shoot! Purple Palace is shooter's paradise ... for some

Anyone who claims to bleed purple knows the Dee Events Center – aptly nicknamed the Purple Palace – is great place to watch a basketball game....


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Best gifts ever include ... bacon

Depending upon when you read this, there are only about 12 shopping days left until Christmas. Ten, if you’re Mormon. Which means, if you’re like me...


Sports

Utah-BYU rivalry is alive on the court, just as it should be

Well, that was fun, huh? Nothing like a good BYU-Utah game to get the ol’ blood pumping. And since the two Holy War (I hate that expression) rivals...


Sports

Golf in December? It's like playing with house money

At some point last Saturday afternoon, under blue skies and harmless white clouds, my golf game up and left me. One minute it was there, the next...


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Of Mormons and the Utah-BYU rivalry

Some are calling him an outright nutcase. Others, a well-meaning but misguided soul. Me? I think the guy’s a freakin’ genius, and I see his potential...


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How do we really help panhandlers, those in need?

Spare the change and spoil the homeless person? Oh, great. Just in time for Christmas, now we’re supposed to feel guilty about trying to be kind to others....