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Killer clouds of plasma no match for 'Sharknado 2'

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to watching Syfy … Last July, the Syfy Network introduced us to the campy B-movie horror flick “Sharknado.” The made-for-TV movie was

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New outdoors writer a storyteller extraordinaire

The Standard-Examiner’s new outdoors multimedia writer Leia Larsen has already taken readers inside the Rainbow Family and introduced them to one of the


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Remembering my daughter's friends lost in plane crash

My daughter lives and attends college in Los Angeles. She was looking forward to August, when several of her now-graduated pals from Syracuse High School planned to


Standard Deviations

Killer clouds of plasma no match for 'Sharknado 2'

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to watching Syfy … Last July, the Syfy Network introduced us to the campy B-movie horror flick “Sharknado.


Extra Point

True sports fans can't resist a good numbers game

Long before Ambien, there was Wayne Gretzky. Please, let me explain … Like most sports fans, I’ve had a lifelong obsession with numbers. Not


Extra Point

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,


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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


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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


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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-


Extra Point

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


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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


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