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Weber High cheerleaders desperately need lesson on history, compassion

I never thought I’d be so completely unfazed at hearing otherwise wholesome-looking, ostensibly Mormon teenage girls repeatedly shouting the F-word.But then, I suppose that’s to be expected when the other word they happen to be using in tandem is the N-word. Because the vulgar term for ...

Davis sheriff’s request for $15 million the very definition of chutzpah

It’s times like these that the inadequacies of the English language become particularly glaring.With all that’s going on in the news these days, we just don’t have the proper vocabulary to describe it all.But Yiddish? Now there’s a language. The mashup of German and Hebrew, originally ...

Mountain Green man continues winning ways in quest for one-ton pumpkin

Think size doesn’t really matter? That bigger isn’t always better?Try telling that to Matt McConkie.The 39-year-old Mountain Green man recently set a new record at <a href="https://www.thanksgivingpoint.org/" target="_blank">Thanksgiving Point</a> for the largest ...

Woods Cross chant insensitive, but hardly warrants more than lecture

Are you ready for the latest stop-the-presses moment? This just in: High school students, acting the fool at a football game.I know, it’s almost inconceivable.By now, you’ve no doubt heard the story about a certain three-word phrase chanted during the rivalry football game between <a ...

Nintendo fans wait in line for return of ‘Super’ video gaming system

RIVERDALE — Seriously? Waiting in a parking lot all night long just to buy a piece of the ’90s? And for $79.99, no less?On Friday morning, I happened to be driving up Riverdale Road when I saw a small line of people waiting outside the <a href="https://www.bestbuy.com/" ...

NFL, Trump dispute nothing that listening to Eagles couldn’t fix

It’s times like these when we could all take a lesson from <a href="https://eagles.com/" target="_blank">the Eagles</a> — a band who, back in 1972, advised listeners to “Take It Easy.”Later, with the group’s 1980 Top 10 single “I Can’t Tell You Why,” ...

Equifax offers us protection, but who’ll protect us from the protectors?

I just hope whoever uses my identity next has better luck than I’ve had.Twice in the last year and a half my wife and I have been the victims of identity theft. It’s forced us to go through the hassle of ordering — and waiting for — new credit cards. And now along comes this <a ...