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  • BYU professor shines light on low numbers of sex assault prosecutions

    07/05/2014 5:34:59 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 6 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | May 8, 2014 | Liesl Hansen
    SALT LAKE CITY — Sexual assaults in Utah are going underreported, but the work of a BYU professor is helping to convince lawmakers and law enforcement to pay more attention to prosecuting such cases. Julie Valentine, a sexual assault nurse examiner and nursing professor at BYU, found that only 6 percent of cases in Salt Lake County have been prosecuted. Valentine examines rape victims and collects forensic evidence for cases. As she examined victims for prosecution, she would not hear back about any follow-up and wanted to find out why. “We would do these examinations — we’d do hundreds —...
  • Former part-time BYU instructor charged with sexual abuse

    07/05/2014 5:14:44 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | May 28, 2014 | Dallin Morris
    An arraignment hearing has been set for a former BYU-UVU part-time faculty member charged with sexual abuse. Michio Zushi, 55, is set to appear on July 14 on charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child after the victim recently came forward to talk to investigators. According to 4th District Court records, Zushi inappropriately touched her beneath her clothing. The incidents occurred between August 2010 and August 2011, and police arrested Zushi in March. Zushi taught Japanese calligraphy at both BYU and UVU but is no longer employed by either university following his arrest. If he is convicted, the presumptive...
  • How I Escaped the Mormon Temple [Ex-BYU prof tells how her family was rescued from legalistic cult]

    12/27/2013 8:33:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 569 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Nov. 22, 2013 | Lynn Wilder
    ...For eight years, I had been a professor at Brigham Young University... I looked down on Christians...They had part of the gospel, but I had the fullness of it. I kept the laws and ordinances of Mormonism. Three weeks before the end of his two-year mission, Micah called to tell us he was being sent home early—a horrific disgrace in Mormon culture. He had been reading the New Testament. There he encountered a different Jesus than the one I was taught about in Mormonism—a God of grace, not of works, so that no one can boast... To a roomful of...
  • Joseph Smith Nativity [A Virtual 'Merry Smithmas' 'Greeting Card' circa 2005]

    12/17/2013 3:14:49 PM PST · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    [URL=http://s208.photobucket.com/user/gahamm_photos/media/mormon/moxmas.jpg.html][IMG]http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb254/gahamm_photos/mormon/moxmas.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Mormon MOxmasDecember 12, 2005 photo of the Joseph Smith nativity scene in the main lobby of the BYU administration building. The caption under Smith's image is enlarged in the upper right hand corner. In the crib is a doll representing baby Joseph Smith.
  • Compassion at center of meeting on anti-discrimination legislation[Lds state sen. 'hero to gay UT']

    12/04/2013 11:29:29 AM PST · by Colofornian · 7 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | Nov. 26, 2013 | Lucy Schouten
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipatGHIF4Z0&feature=youtu.beA group of neighbors and concerned citizens gathered in a home in east Provo Nov. 22 to discuss concerns about proposed anti-discrimination legislation, the so-called “Bathroom bill.” The citizens oppose the bill, which they believe infringes on their “First Amendment rights” to free exercise of religion by imposing a “sexual rights” mentality on the state of Utah. Many were parents and grandparents who said the bill, if passed, would infringe on children’s safety at school and right to privacy. Utah Sen. Steve Urquhart, a Republican, is sponsoring the bill, which adds onto existing non-discrimination legislation. A law passed in 2009...
  • Baptist’s BYU visit marks thaw in Mormon-evangelical cold war

    10/30/2013 8:29:22 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 49 replies
    roonte.com ^ | 10/30/2013 | Adelle M. Banks
    Last month, after being sure to get his caffeine fix at Starbucks, Southern Baptist leader Richard Land went where few evangelicals had dared to go before: the Provo campus of Brigham Young University, the intellectual heart of Mormonism. After lecturing on "family, faith, freedom and America," Land attended a BYU football game with LDS leaders and joined them to hear James Taylor sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Days later, George O. Wood, the general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, also visited BYU, followed by the Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptists’ flagship seminary. Is there...
  • Former Brigham Young University Professor Tells of Mormon Family’s Conversion to Christianity

    10/23/2013 11:12:44 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 254 replies
    ChristianNews.Net ^ | Oct. 23, 2013 | Heather Clark
    A former Brigham Young University professor is sharing the story of how she and her husband, along all of with her children, left Mormonism for Christianity through God’s work of grace in their life. Lynn Wilder is the author of the book Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way out of the Mormon Church, released in late August of this year. Until March 16, 2008, Wilder was a professor at Brigham Young University and a dedicated member of the Latter-Day Saints. In a recent article in the Daily Beast, Wilder provided a condensed overview of her personal...
  • Father, son get jail time in multimillion dollar scam [victims include ex-BYU coach, player]

    10/08/2013 5:48:36 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 3 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 7, 2013 | Whitney Evans
    SALT LAKE CITY — Quintin Fullmer Smith, 33, walked down a 3rd District Court hallway Monday, flanked by family members. Minutes earlier, the group huddled outside the courtroom, several of them weeping. Smith has four days to turn himself in to Davis County Jail, where he will serve a term of 180 days on work release for two counts of attempted securities fraud, a class A misdemeanor, and begin paying restitution. His father, Michael Kay Smith, 66, was sentenced to serve one year in the Salt Lake County Jail for two counts of attempted securities fraud, third-degree felonies amended to...
  • LLOYD: BYU football fan frustration after Utah loss resulted in poor behavior [Mormon trash tossers]

    09/26/2013 1:00:21 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 24 replies
    Provo Herald ^ | Sept. 23, 2013 | Jared Lloyd
    Yes, BYU football fans are like football fans everywhere. They may not drink as much alcohol but when they get frustrated, they can do some ridiculous things. Saturday night proved to be a perfect example. Cougar supporters, incensed by what they perceived to be an erroneous no-call on what should've been a pass interference penalty on the final play of the game, were caught on camera peppering the officiating crew with trash and other items as the referees left the field. We all do things in the heat of the moment that we wouldn't do if we were able to...
  • Princeton Review: List of the Top 20 party, sober schools in the US

    08/05/2013 1:12:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Princeton Review released its 2014 edition of "The Best 378 Colleges" book Monday, which includes the lists of the Top 20 party schools and the Top 20 sober schools. TOP 20 PARTY SCHOOLS
  • Annual Summer Seminar on Mormon Culture, June 3-July 12 [Lds 'spiritual manifestations']

    03/15/2013 8:37:55 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 7 replies
    Annual Summer Seminar on Mormon Culture, June 3-July 12 The Annual Summer Seminar on Mormon Culture “Workings of the Spirit and Works of the Priesthood: Gifts and Ordinances in LDS Thought and Practice.”Brigham Young University June 3 – July 12, 2013In the summer of 2013, the Neal A Maxwell Institute at Brigham Young University, with support from the Mormon Scholars Foundation and the Jack and Mary Lois Wheatley Institution, will sponsor a summer seminar for graduate students and junior faculty on “Workings of the Spirit and Works of the Priesthood: Gifts and Ordinances in LDS Thought and Practice." The seminar...
  • What do you know about black history? [BYU students offensive to point of tears--laughing & crying]

    02/05/2013 7:50:30 PM PST · by Colofornian · 59 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Feb. 7, 2012 | ScratchmyBackerman
    ...Follow me on Stand up comic, Dave Ackerman, goes to Brigham Young University to find out what BYU students know about Black History Month.
  • White Horse Prophecy [Mitt's Loss brings obvious conclusion that Mormon leaders falsely prophesied]

    11/10/2012 7:59:09 AM PST · by Colofornian · 954 replies
    MessagetoEagle.com ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Dustin Naef
    MessageToEagle.com - Normally, as a matter of personal preference I don’t get into politics, but when we have a presidential campaign that begins to cross over into the strange twilight zone of religious weirdness that centers on the one person who’s going to control the most powerful government and army on the face of the earth, well, it brings up some unusual scenarios to wonder about. It is being reported in the media today that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney only wrote a victory speech for Election Day; presumably a harried, last minute scramble to revise his speech was being...
  • Former BYU student charged with sex abuse

    07/21/2012 7:28:07 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    KSL.com ^ | Feb. 1, 2012 | Andrew Adams
    PROVO — A former BYU student who is accused of molesting two roommates faces charges of forcible sex abuse. Court documents indicate Antonio Rubalcaba Lacy, 18, inappropriately touched a roommate at least three times last year while the victim was asleep. Lacy is accused of doing the same thing three times to another roommate in 2012. The documents state Lacy confessed verbally and in a written statement after a two-hour meeting with his LDS bishop. Lacy, who is from Monterey, Calif., no longer attends BYU. He is charged with six second-degree felonies for forcible sexual abuse. He was never arrested...
  • GOP activist facing 23 charges of kidnapping, rape [Temple recommended Mormon targeted Lds victims]

    07/21/2012 7:23:50 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 62 replies
    KSL.com ^ | July 19, 2012 | Pat Reavy
    SALT LAKE CITY — A GOP activist who prosecutors say kidnapped and raped women that he met online and at church functions has been arrested and charged with 23 felonies. He appears to have targeted mostly LDS young adult women. Gregory Nathan Peterson, 37, of Orem, was charged Wednesday with seven counts of rape, three counts of object rape, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, nine counts of forcible sexual abuse, forcible sodomy, assault, burglary and sexual battery. Peterson is a GOP activist who held political events at his cabin in Heber City, 10160 E. Ridge Pine Drive, the same place...
  • Romney, Utah politicians denounce accused rapist's actions

    07/21/2012 7:22:50 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 32 replies
    KSL.com ^ | July 19, 2012 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — A conservative activist charged with raping four women rubbed shoulders with some of Utah's most prominent Republican politicians and served as co-chairman of a 2007 fundraiser for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Many of them, including Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Gov. Gary Herbert and 4th Congressional District candidate Mia Love, have attended a barbecue Greg Peterson hosted what he called the Rocky Mountain Conservatives Conference at his lakeside cabin the past three years. Peterson organized it as a "healing" event in 2010 after the contentious state GOP convention that ousted Sen....
  • NCAA 2012 Brackets

    03/16/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies · 3+ views
    various | Friday, March 16, 2012 | participants
    This is based on a genealogy table I made. Had a bit more trouble than I should have tracking down the first round results, wth.
  • Is Mormonism Still Racist? Comments from a BYU professor stir up a troubling past

    03/03/2012 6:40:08 AM PST · by Colofornian · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | March 2, 2012 | Max Perry Mueller
    “God has always been discriminatory.” So says Randy Bott, a professor of religion at Brigham Young University... Why did the church withhold the priesthood from blacks for over a century? Among the reasons trotted out by church leaders—including church presidents...Black people are the cursed descendants of ancient Biblical figures; black people committed pre-mortal perfidy; black people lacked the intelligence and personal integrity... Such past beliefs have never officially been repudiated. And the failure of the church to repudiate them helped set the stage for the comments made by Bott, perhaps the most popular professor at BYU... The Mormon Church’s own...
  • Racist Remarks by popular BYU Religion Professor Spark Controversy

    02/29/2012 2:23:19 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies · 3+ views
    Religion Dispatches ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | Joanna Brooks
    Racist apologetics by a popular Brigham Young University religion professor are sparking controversy, as election-year scrutiny sheds a revealing light on the persistence of racist belief among LDS Church members. On Tuesday, Randy Bott, a BYU professor of religion, told the Washington Post that the LDS Church’s historic prohibition on priesthood ordination for men of African descent was a “blessing” to blacks because they were not “ready” for priesthood authority. “God has always been discriminatory” when it comes to whom he grants the authority of the priesthood, says Bott... Bott compares blacks with a young child prematurely asking for the...
  • Comedians BYU Black History Video Goes Viral

    02/22/2012 5:01:32 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 27 replies
    A YouTube video of a white comedian who painted his face black and quizzed Brigham Young University students about Black History Month has brought some unwanted attention to the Mormon-run school. Observers have called some student responses ignorant while others criticized the comedian's use of the 19th century theater technique considered racially offensive by black people.
  • Too sexy in long sleeves and tights? Student at BYU passed a note. attacking her 'provocative' dress

    02/17/2012 2:13:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 99 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2012 | Louise Boyle
    Being Valentine's Day, it might have been hoped that an impromptu letter would be filled with admiring comments and sweet remarks. Unfortunately for one young woman she was passed a note by a fellow student.. offering some stern words about her sense of style. Brittany Molina, 21, who studies accountancy at Brigham Young University, Utah, was walking through campus when a young man approached her with a sheet of paper - and then dashed away. On Valentine's Day, Miss Molina posted on Twitter: 'So this boy came up to me... I thought he was giving me a love note. Turns...
  • Mormon College Objects to Skinny Jeans [Mormon Legalism 101]

    12/11/2011 12:56:43 PM PST · by Colofornian · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Gawker.com ^ | Dec. 6, 2011 | Maureen O'Connor
    Updated. The first time I read this, I thought it was parody: Independent Brigham Young University publication The Student Review reports that BYU-Idaho has banned skinny jeans as part of its honor code guidelines against "form-fitting clothing." Skinny jeans: trousers of the devil? Don't tell Mitt Romney. "It's useful for us to realize that fashions will come and go. There will always be some tempting new style," University Vice President Henry J. Eyring explained in September. Fun fact: According to Wikipedia, Eyring is a member of Romney's extended family. Anyway, I'm 95% sure that this Student Review article is not...
  • The Joseph Smith Crèche at BYU, December 2005 [Mormon Merry Smithmas!]

    12/08/2011 8:13:45 AM PST · by Colofornian · 21 replies
    Flickr.com ^ | Items between Dec. 9, 2005 and Dec. 23, 2010 | Aaron and Stacia
    Merry Smithmas? Quoted: "We are the beneficiaries of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, a work which had its earthly commencement with the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith, in the hills of Vermont on a December day in 1805. As we commemorate the birth of the babe in Bethlehem, the Savior of the world, may we also remember his emissary, Joseph Smith, and consciously rejoice in his life and sacrifice, as well." (Larry C. Porter, "Christmas with the Prophet Joseph", Ensign, Dec. 1978, 9)
  • Ernest L. Wilkinson and the BYU tithing police fiasco [a campus admin scandal from a generation ago]

    11/18/2011 3:21:38 PM PST · by Colofornian · 37 replies
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | Nov. 1, 2011 | Doug Gibson
    (To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here) In the latest issue of Sunstone magazine, Gary James Bergera has a very interesting article, “The Moniteering of BYU Faculty Tithing Payments, 1957-1963,” that involves yet another historical nugget of mirth created by the university’s late president, Ernest D. Wilkinson. Wilkinson, upon assuming the presidency of BYU in the 1950s, was outraged that some BYU professors paid only a partial tithing, and some paid none at all. (I digress here to admit that I too, was surprised that there were/are tithing shortfalls among BYU professors. I would have...
  • THEIR PLAN FOR CHANGE WORKED

    03/30/2002 9:34:54 AM PST · by forest · 59 replies · 773+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #266 ^ | 3-31-02 | Doug Fiedor
    NOTE: This was originally written and published back in 1999. Unfortunately, it is still very pertinent. ----------------------------- What an interesting development this is! Forty-one years after publication, an article titled "Current Communist Goals", which is an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” written by Cleon Skousen in 1958, is beginning to receive national prominence. W. Cleon Skousen, we should add, was an FBI agent, the police chief of Salt Lake City and a full professor at Brigham Young University. Skousen was also the head of the National Center for Constitutional Studies and the author of a number of other books and...
  • Rabble-rouser Helen Radkey: Keeping tabs on proxy LDS baptisms

    09/22/2011 6:17:24 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies
    Salt Lake City Weekly ^ | Sept. 20, 2011 | Brandon Burt
    Ex-Mormon Australia native Helen Radkey is a spiritual consultant and educator, soul reader, past-life therapist, prayer therapist, marriage celebrant, writer and researcher, but is best known as that rabble-rouser who’s been keeping close tabs on the LDS Church’s temple ordinances for the past 18 years. City Weekly caught up with Radkey to find out what she's been keeping tabs on lately. Why do proxy baptisms matter to people who don’t believe in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Alive or dead, people deserve to be treated with respect. Proxy baptism is a disrespectful attempt to reframe a person’s...
  • BYU football's collateral damage

    09/22/2011 5:27:44 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 8 replies
    Provo Herald Extra ^ | Sept. 20, 2011
    The BYU football team lost by three on Saturday. Not on the scoreboard, of course. That showed a 44-point spread -- Utah 54, BYU 10. The collateral damage was to BYU's three cardinal values, the ones that are inscribed on all its paraphernalia, its marketing material and (new this year) on the turf at LaVell Edwards Stadium: Tradition, Spirit, Honor. • Tradition: Seven turnovers is not traditional; BYU has a tradition of success. This was the worst home defeat to Utah in school history, and it was among the Cougars' worst defeats ever. Saturday witnessed the destruction of tradition, and...
  • Letter: Polygamy comparison fails [BYU Letter-to-the-Editor]

    07/15/2011 1:49:46 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 26 replies · 1+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | June 3, 2011 | Colin Mann
    In a recent letter to the editor, the author of “The right vs. the law (5/26)” compared illegal immigrants to the early leaders of the church. He observed the early church members violated the law to practice polygamy and those men were still doing what was right, therefore there are cases when it isn’t wrong to break the law. This is all true. But then he implies by this same reasoning, illegal immigrants may not be doing something wrong. This is a false analogy, because the two situations are not the same in the relevant way. What made the church...
  • Polygamy was no Mormon harem, but it tore at marriages and hearts

    07/02/2011 6:05:43 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | June 29, 2011 | Doug Gibson
    (To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here) I spent some time re-reading the late Richard S. Van Wagoner’s excellent book, “Mormon Polygamy: A History.” The 19th century tales of harems and never-ending teenage-girl hunting were, of course, lies to excite Eastern U.S. readers. Polygamy was a contradictory doctrine, and extremely dysfunctional. Brigham Young once said that he wished it wasn’t a doctrine, but later also raged that those who disbelieved in polygamy — and even monogomous LDS men — were in danger of damnation. And polygamy led to divorce among LDS elite leaders in numbers...
  • MWC Punishes BYU, UNM Baseball Brawlers

    04/30/2011 6:07:14 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 10 replies
    Mid-Utah Radio.com ^ | April 26, 2011 | Brad James
    (COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.)-After receiving assistance from both the Brigham Young University and University of New Mexico athletic departments, the Mountain West Conference has completed a thorough analysis of an incident which occurred during a baseball game between the Cougars and Lobos this past weekend at Miller Park on the BYU campus. During the April 23 game, a fight broke out between the two teams and certain players on both sides attacked umpires. Thus, three-game suspensions have been handed out to the following players, for BYU: first baseman Ryan Bernal, a senior first baseman from Grand Junction, Colo., Bret Lopez, a...
  • Former BYU student denied parole for stun gun attack

    04/30/2011 5:45:58 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    Provo Herald Extra ^ | April 28, 2011 | Jim Dalrymple
    A former BYU student convicted of using a stun gun to kidnap a woman was denied parole earlier this month, and will spend at least four more years in prison. Stetson Geo Hallam, 21, pleaded guilty to aggravated kidnapping and obstruction of justice in July. On April 13 the board of pardons and parole reviewed the case, but opted to deny Hallam the opportunity to leave prison. Spokesman Jim Hatch said Stetson will have a new hearing in 2015, at which time he could be granted release or be required to spend more time in custody. Documents related to Hallam's...
  • BYU brawl caps off New Mexico series

    04/30/2011 5:23:10 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 5 replies
    Provo Herald Extra ^ | April 23, 2011 | Neil K. Warner
    Matthew Neil deserved better. He should have been the center of attention. The talk of the town. Instead, the talk following BYU's 1-0 win over New Mexico on Saturday afternoon was about an ugly post-game brawl that erupted just before both teams were preparing for the customary post-game handshake. It was a shame the talk couldn't center on BYU's best pitching performance of the year. Neil's complete game shutout was the first time a BYU pitcher had thrown a shutout at Miller Field in three years, and it was the first complete-game shutout Neil had pitched since Little League. But...
  • Broadcast chief promotes positive media use [Real Mormonism]

    04/15/2011 4:05:44 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | April 5, 2011 | Whitney Evans
    Success in the fight against pervasive negative influences comes from three factors: assessing whether media preferences are leading toward or away from goals, assessing personal media consumption and actively using technology to serve God’s children, according to Tuesday’s devotional speaker. Derek Marquis, managing director of BYU Broadcasting, spoke on media and its impact on members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Marquis gave a brief history of media in the Church... ...Marquis encouraged those listening to use technology to further the gospel... SNIP As an object lesson, he had students with electronic communication devices — laptops, iPhones,...
  • Two Decades of Honor Code Violations (BYU)

    04/15/2011 11:14:02 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    Deadspin.com ^ | April 13, 2011 | Luke O'Brien
    This gallery depicts almost every BYU athlete we found with an honor code incident since 1993. (Certain players have been excluded to protect our sources.) The information in the gallery comes from media reports, BYU profiles, and interviews with athletes. It is by no means definitive. Many of these incidents were shrouded in secrecy. Many of the athletes could not be reached to confirm what we learned. If we have included bad data — whether due to inaccurate news stories, the faulty memories of interview subjects, or our own error — we are happy to correct it. If readers can...
  • The Truth About Race, Religion, And The Honor Code At BYU

    04/15/2011 10:27:11 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 41 replies
    Deadspin.com ^ | April 13, 2011 | Luke O'Brien and Darron Smith
    Over the past month, BYU has been held up as a symbol of all that is decent in college sports for its unsparing treatment of Brandon Davies, the African-American basketball player who violated the school's honor code by reportedly having sex with his girlfriend. Davies was suspended shortly before the NCAA tournament, and a braying mainstream press lauded BYU for sticking to its principles. Sports Illustrated's website even wondered if a values-driven, "non-hypocritical" BYU was "on the verge of becoming America's team." The reality isn't so appealing. While it's impossible to know how many students disobey BYU's honor code, which...
  • Jimmer grows dimmer

    03/27/2011 2:29:46 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 49 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 25, 2011 | Rick Reilly
    ...So that's the end of Jimmermania. Saw it for myself. Caught the closing act. Not impressed. SNIP You can take off those "Romney-Fredette in 2012" T-shirts now. Except for a stretch...Fredette was brutal. Yes, he scored 32 points, but...took 29 shots...He seemed to be wearing a blindfold from the 3-point arc -- 3-for-15...committed six turnovers and wandered aimlessly through the lane on defense like Moses in the desert. I've seen dead people play better defense. At least they occasionally trip people. SNIP "He's a little Maravich," a guy in a BYU shirt told me. No! No, he isn't! He's not...
  • Florida Makes Sour Ending for BYU, Fredette

    03/24/2011 7:01:01 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 42 replies
    AP ^ | March 24, 2011
    NEW ORLEANS - Florida survived a 32-point night by BYU's Jimmer Fredette for a thrilling 83-74 overtime victory in the Southeast Regional semifinal on Thursday in New Orleans.
  • BYU Basketball: Brandon Davies Dismissed from BYU for Having Kid on the Way

    03/02/2011 1:02:29 PM PST · by T Minus Four · 185 replies
    The Bleacher report ^ | 2 March 2011 | Mick Akers
    Ethan Miller/Getty Images It was reported yesterday that BYU starting center Brandon Davies was let go from the team for the remainder of the season for violating Brigham Young's honor code. Today, 1280 The Zone in Salt Lake City is reporting that Davies' girlfriend is pregnant with his child. The honor code does not allow sexual relationships unless you are married, among a hefty list of other rules. Davies is averaging 11.1 points per game and a team-high 6.2 rebounds, and not having him available for the NCAA tournament will be a major issue for Mr. Fredette and the Cougars....
  • BYU Democrats, Republicans far from enemies

    02/18/2011 7:24:06 PM PST · by Colofornian · 4 replies
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | Feb. 18, 2011 | Hunter Schwarz
    The BYU Democrats and Republicans met to debate last week, but rather than take their usual stances, the two groups argued for issues opposite their political beliefs. Democrats took the side of laissez-faire capitalism while Republicans championed democratic socialism. While members of both clubs had to argue for ideas they didn’t necessarily believe in, they also found common ground. “Everybody has the capability to move on and be successful,” said Colleen McDermott, a member of the BYU Democrats from Las Vegas, arguing for the benefits lax government regulations in capitalist economies. McDermott cited President Obama and Democratic Senate majority leader...
  • BYU's Jimmer Fredette now has the attention of even NBA stars

    01/27/2011 12:28:07 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 11 replies
    Rvials.com ^ | 1/27/11 | Jeff Eisenberg
    If historians ever try to pinpoint the game that transformed Jimmer Fredette from player of the year candidate to bona fide basketball icon, Wednesday's 71-58 victory over previously undefeated San Diego State would be an ideal choice. The unassuming BYU star scored 43 points on 14-for-24 shooting, a mesmerizing performance that inspired a "You got Jimmered" chant from his appreciative home crowd and elevated him to a level of nationwide fame few college players ever achieve. Three different Jimmer-inspired hashtags each became national trending topics on Twitter. Highlights of his performance and a subsequent live phone interview led "SportsCenter" for...
  • Martin MacNeill: Was his wife Michele's death accidental or was it murder?

    12/06/2010 9:47:33 AM PST · by Colofornian · 9 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Dec. 4, 2010 | Sara Lenz and Brian West
    Editor's note: For more than a year, Deseret News reporter Sara Lenz has investigated the life of Martin MacNeill. The information in this story comes from court documents, 911 calls, police reports, an autopsy report, a search warrant affidavit, psychology reports and dozens of interviews with investigators, attorneys, police officers, neighbors, victims and family members detailing why some believe MacNeill may have killed his wife, Michele.SNIP Martin worked part time at the BYU Health Center while earning a law degree. He graduated from BYU's law school in 1990... SNIP He started working part time for the BYU Health Center, but...
  • What caused Mitt's defeat? Projects look at key factors. [Romney = abortionist/statist RINO]

    11/16/2010 3:09:32 PM PST · by KateUTWS · 171 replies · 2+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | November 14, 2010 | Trent Toone
    PROVO – Did unreported factors contribute to the demise of Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential campaign? How did the news media cover the 1967-68 presidential campaign of his father, George Romney? Two research projects presented to an audience of more than 100 people at BYU's Mormon Media Studies Symposium recently compared the two Romneys' campaigns. BYU professors John Gee and Louis C. Midgley titled their paper, "Under the Media's Nose: Overlooked Factors Undermining the Presidential Campaign of Mitt Romney.
  • Revolving door? Lee picks top lobbyist to lead his staff (Tea Party Winner)

    11/14/2010 10:00:34 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 11 replies
    Senator-elect Mike Lee has tapped one of Utah’s most prominent lobbyists to lead his Washington staff and coordinate his transition from candidate to senator. Spencer Stokes doesn’t officially become a Senate staffer until Jan. 5, but he plans to bounce between Utah and Washington in the coming weeks as he tries to hire staff, set up the Senate office and ramp down his lobbying activities. “It will be an exciting time to be back in D.C.,” said Stokes, who believes American voters used November’s election to protest government overreach. He said Republicans are now positioned to make an impact on...
  • Police cite BYU-Idaho students for throwing smoke bomb

    11/02/2010 7:35:50 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 23 replies
    Rexburg Standard Journal ^ | Oct. 27, 2010 | Joseph Law
    REXBURG - Rexburg police say they have cited three Brigham Young University-Idaho students for malicious injury to property for throwing a smoke bomb into a student apartment on campus. Capt. Randy Lewis said the device did not cause major damage, but did burn a small area on the floor of the apartment in Lamprecht Hall. The students, Jacqueline N. Matthews, 18, Terry A. Wilson, 18, and Kevin R. Kunz, 18, were each given misdemeanor citations and will have to appear in court Nov. 2. "The consequences of playing pranks that involve any type of explosives is a serious matter," said...
  • Modern Slavery Prevalent in U.S., BYU Conference Told

    10/31/2010 8:22:05 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 28 replies
    Mid Utah Radio ^ | Oct. 29, 2010 | Brad James
    (PROVO)-Although vast strides have been made in alleviating slavery throughout the world, in the United States it is alive and well in various shapes and forms, Kevin Bales said in a human trafficking conference at Brigham Young University Thursday. Bales, the president of the nonprofit Free the Slaves, said in modern times, slavery occurs more in recruiters showing up in villages around the world offering jobs. Since many people are living in dire straits, despite the shady visage recruiters have, many people take a chance in order to give their families a better life. Currently, what may be the largest...
  • San Diego radio host's hate-filled BYU rant sparks uproar

    10/16/2010 5:53:38 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct. 15, 2010 | Jay Drew
    Just when the furor over the BYU-San Diego State replay mess seemed to be subsiding a little bit, a San Diego sports radio host, Chris Ello, threw fuel on the fire with his hate-filled diatribe directed at BYU. Props to Patrick Kinahan of KFAN Radio (1320 AM) in Salt Lake City for catching the remarks (made Thursday) and replaying for his audience this morning. Here's the link to Ello's diatribe, which are as disturbing as you will probably ever hear on the radio. It will be interesting to see if this guy keeps his job. Ello later apologized for his...
  • Former BYU student sent to prison for kidnapping

    09/13/2010 5:55:18 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 16 replies
    Provo Herald Extra ^ | Sept. 8, 2010 | Heidi Toth
    AMERICAN FORK -- Stetson Hallam, a former BYU student who used a Taser on a woman in an attempt to kidnap her as part of what he said was a prank, was sentenced to one to 15 years in prison on Wednesday. Fourth District Judge Christine Johnson said she agreed with Adult Probation and Parole's assessment that Hallam, 20, was a danger to the community given the disturbing nature of the offense and that if his victim had not screamed and fought back, what Hallam said was a prank could have turned into something far more serious. "It gravely concerns...
  • LDS people value the Bible (Mormon - Open)

    08/18/2010 4:57:29 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 58 replies
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | Aug. 18, 2010 | David Mortimer
    To begin his series titled “Myths and Realities about Mormonism,” Robert L. Millet, professor of ancient scripture and former dean of Religious Education at BYU, addressed the myth that Latter-day Saints disrespect, reject and contradict the Holy Bible. After quoting extensively from an April 2007 general conference talk by Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve, titled “The Miracle of the Holy Bible,” Millet explained that part of the public’s misconceptions about the LDS view of the Bible might be a result of church members spending too little time with it. “The fact of the matter is...
  • Ex-BYU student pleads guilty in attack on woman he was assigned to home teach

    07/28/2010 7:29:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 414 replies · 63+ views
    Deseret News ^ | July 27, 2010
    <p>PROVO — The former BYU student accused of attacking a woman with a stun gun pleaded guilty Tuesday to a lessened degree of aggravated assault.</p> <p>Stetson Geo Hallam, 20, had been charged with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony, following an April 6 incident that he claimed was an April Fool's joke, according to a police affidavit filed in 4th District Court.</p>
  • BYU exhibit finds the light of Christ

    07/12/2010 5:19:58 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | July 9, 2010 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    Provo • James Tissot had painted chic Victorian debutantes, shopgirls and sirens, caught in unchaperoned picnics and flirtatious poses. The French Impressionist visually documented the love matches of the upwardly mobile, all set in the gilded materialism of the age. How, then, could such a hedonistic artist make the leap from earthy motifs to a celestial subject? How could he express the divine nature of Jesus? Such was Tissot’s dilemma after an epiphany vaulted his art from domestic scenes to the Christian savior. His solution? Luminescence. Tissot’s Jesus literally glows in a new exhibit of 124 watercolors at Brigham Young...