Dust in the Wind

DUST IN THE WIND We received a number of letters and calls about the “flood plane” story on the front page of the February 15 SJR. They point out that the flood “plane” that FEMA says runs through the middle of Monticello should be a flood “plain”. Our initial response was: “Thanks for...
DUST IN THE WIND The letter to the Editor from John K. Black may raise a number of questions. I have run John Black’s letters for nearly 20 years. He generally writes an incendiary letter that includes a number of provocative statements. But I have also learned that there is often a...
DUST IN THE WIND Several years ago, I visited the Utah State Capital to testify at a hearing before elected officials. During the hearing, testimony was interrupted in midsentence as Senators and Representatives unexpectedly burst into laughter. Kevin Ashby, then the publisher of the...
DUST IN THE WIND It seems that every time I interact with the media, I hear about the demise of the newspaper industry. Readership is down, advertising is flat, the sky is falling. To be sure, daily newspapers face an uncertain future. However, community newspapers are alive and...
Dust in the Wind On October 18, 1968, at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Bob Beamon shattered a world record with a performance that many people thought would never be matched. In the high altitude of Mexico City and with strange atmospheric conditions caused by an electrical storm...
DUST IN THE WIND It should have been a moment of glory back in the early 1970s. I had run a button hook route and the pass was perfect. I caught the football and turned around, just steps from the end zone. It felt to this nine-year-old that I had hit a brick wall. In reality, I had...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle I know that I may be fighting a losing battle here. However, after a few recent letters to the Editor and the Life is Good article on page 7, I feel that the opposing viewpoint needs to be expressed if we are to fairly address the perennial argument about...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Lynda and I have been planning to add an occasional Holy Land tour to our already busy lives and looked to May, 2011 to offer our first SJR Travel tour. However, we were recently approached by an acquaintance to see if we could pull together a trip for him...
(Note: Bill and Lynda Boyle recently returned from a trip to the Holy Land. These are a few of their experiences.) The Sunday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year. Airports and flights are crowded and the weather can be bad. If you travel on that...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle (Note: Bill and Lynda Boyle recently returned from a trip to the Holy Land. These are a few of their experiences.) It seemed that the remarkable souks (markets) in the Old City of Jerusalem were more crowded than normal. The sights and sounds and smells...

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