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Lending a hand to those in need, young volunteers take time to serve the community | Deseret News

Lending a hand to those in need, young volunteers take time to serve the community | Deseret News.

Laura Seitz, Deseret NewsAubrey Cooper of the Taylorsville 1st Ward rakes the yard of a home in Taylorsville on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Over 1,000 college aged kids of the Salt Lake Community College LDS Institute participated in the day of service.

TAYLORSVILLE — Clementina Laufou kept peering out of the window of her home, telling a group of young adults they had already done enough, but the group just kept on working. Continue reading Lending a hand to those in need, young volunteers take time to serve the community | Deseret News

A Nation Of Potty Mouths

Found this on CBS website, linked from WIRED blog.

A Nation Of Potty Mouths

A Brief History Of Swear Words In America

July 23, 2006

(CBS) It all started with “Gone with the Wind” and Rhett’s not-so-fond adieu: “Frankly ,my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

His vulgarity was shocking at the time, but damn, that was nothing compared to what passes for entertainment today, where a movie is named “Meet the Fockers” and every Sunday night we invite “Desperate Housewives” into our homes, comments CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman.

Heck, even our born-again president swears, or did at least once that we know of. Continue reading A Nation Of Potty Mouths

Is the web making us illiterate?

Is the web making us illiterate?
(Hello Cuil, er, Quill, er, Kool)

Posted by Chris Matyszczyk
July 28, 2008 12:50 PM PDT original article

The web is helping our children read more. Or less. Or, well, maybe it depends on what you call reading. Because if it’s got spelling mistakes or words no dictionary has caught up with yet, then it’s not really reading, is it?

The New York Times yesterday hosted a spirited debate on the subject. Parents, dyslexics, professors, even children chipped in with their muscular views.

Subtly showing its hand, the Times made sure the article was a very long one. Because, like many other bastions of journalism and literature, it is a newspaper that chooses to uphold certain standards.
Continue reading Is the web making us illiterate?

Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading?

Original article by the New York Times:

Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading?

Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times
The Simses of Old Greenwich, Conn., gather to read after dinner. Their means of text delivery is divided by generation.

BEREA, Ohio   Books are not Nadia Konyk’s thing. Her mother, hoping to entice her, brings them home from the library, but Nadia rarely shows an interest.

Instead, like so many other teenagers, Nadia, 15, is addicted to the Internet. She regularly spends at least six hours a day in front of the computer here in this suburb southwest of Cleveland.

A slender, chatty blonde who wears black-framed plastic glasses, Nadia checks her e-mail and peruses myyearbook.com, a social networking site, reading messages or posting updates on her mood. She searches for music videos on YouTube and logs onto Gaia Online, a role-playing site where members fashion alternate identities as cutesy cartoon characters. But she spends most of her time on quizilla.com or fanfiction.net, reading and commenting on stories written by other users and based on books, television shows or movies.

Her mother, Deborah Konyk, would prefer that Nadia, who gets A’s and B’s at school, read books for a change. But at this point, Ms. Konyk said, “I’m just pleased that she reads something anymore.”
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Alex Lynn Soderborg
Alex Lynn Soderborg 9/15/1983 ~ 7/9/2008 Beloved son and brother, passed away in an auto accident late Wednesday, while riding his motorcycle.Served an LDS Mission to Mexico, Guadalajara from April 2003 to April 2005. He returned with Honor. Alex loved being of service to others. He will be missed by all who knew him. Survived by his parents, Lee and Karen Soderborg, his siblings, Pam and Joel Willis, his twin Brian, Olivia, Connie, Cody and Brittney, his favorite niece Emily, and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, grandma, other extended family and friends. Viewing Monday July 14th from 6-8 p.m. at the Broomhead Funeral Home, 12600 So. 2200 W. in Riverton. Funeral at the LDS Chapel, 2976 W. 4270 S. in West Valley City at 11 a.m. on Tuesday the 15th with viewing an hour before the service. Donations may be made to the Alex Soderborg Memorial Account at America First Credit Union. Online condolences: www.broomheadfuneralhome.com
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 7/13/2008

Published in the Deseret News on 7/13/2008
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