Thumbs up: To the IRS employees in Ogden who wear red every Friday to show support for military personnel. Any gesture that lets our troops know they aren't forgotten in their service is a good one.
Thumbs down: To whoever fed bees a red sugary syrup that contained a candy cane by-product in Davis and Salt Lake counties. Beekeepers in the vicinity of the feeding areas found their hives producing red honey. While not a health hazard, the red honey is not commercially viable. The state has set up a honey exchange program for victimized beekeepers.
Thumbs up: To Utah's plan to combat air pollution. Regulators have come up with a plan that targets polluters across the board: industry, home use items, and auto emissions.
Thumbs down: To those who don't make good faith efforts to curtail driving on red alert air days in Utah. A recent study indicates that driving actually increases when such alerts are issued.
Thumbs up: To Autoliv for manufacturing its 1 billionth life-saving airbag initiator. Airbags have saved countless lives and Autoliv has done a countless amount of good in both employing many Top of Utah residents and in supporting the community.
Thumbs down: To Trace Edward Green, who allegedly tried to hijack a Utah Transit Authority bus in
Ogden. The suspect scuffled with a bus driver after trying to take control of the vehicle. He ended up spraying the bus driver with a fire extinguisher.
Thumbs up: To Chad Orison's friends, "Team Chad," who pulled, pushed and dragged him through the Ogden Valley Triathlon. Orison has dealt with Dystonia, a muscle deformation disease, since he was six years old, limiting his ability to walk and talk. Orison is completely paralyzed now, but still loves sports and adrenaline rushes.