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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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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.


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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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Pie & Beer Day finally becoming a thing?

It looks like that whole Pie & Beer Day thing finally might be starting to catch on. The counterculture response to Utah’s traditional Pioneer Day


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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-


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Concert crowds too subdued in Layton?

A golf tournament. A spelling bee. A piano recital. An economics lecture. Even a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert. These are the places you’d expect to get


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Pondering Ronald Haskell's senseless act

There’s this great line in the song “Mystery,” sung by the folk rock duo Indigo Girls, that I’ve decided pretty much sums up my entire life


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Anonymous officer gives boy $20 after toys burned in Roy car

Last Tuesday, when Joshua Groat’s 1978 Volkswagen Bus went up in flames on a Roy street, it destroyed a lot more vehicles in the process. Some motorcycles. A


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Columnist bitten by World Cup bug?

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m completely exhausted. Attempting to feign interest in the World Cup, day after day, can really take a lot


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What's in a name? Plenty — and nothing

Sticks and stones. It’s one of the earliest pieces of advice I can remember being given by my mother. I’d come home from a hard day at kindergarten,


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Converting light into matter? Watch for falling anvils

And a little child’s toy shall lead them … Who knew that a funky children’s plaything from the 1960s could hold the answer to a question that


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