Author: Parker Donat

Q & A with Abbie Beutler

She grew up on a potato farm in Idaho, but her performance on the court reflects much more excitement than that. Senior Abbie Beutler is playing in her second year here at Utah Valley University after transferring from Snow College where she earned a laundry list of awards. Beutler has played in every game so far this season as the team’s go-to point guard and sports writer Kevin Olsen caught up with her for a Q&A. Q. What is the biggest difference to playing basketball here versus Snow College? A. The town. It’s just a different environment. It takes forever to get anywhere. Q. What brought you to UVU? A. I wanted to come to UVU because of the dynamics of the team. I met the girls on the visit and they were a lot like the girls at Snow. I just liked everyone here. Q. Is there any significance to your jersey number 12? A. That’s just the number they gave me. I wish there was something cool, but I really did like John Stockton growing up. Q. The NBA lockout is claimed to close on Christmas Day. How do you feel about that? A. So happy. I already have a Jazz game planned for my birthday party. Q. Do you have an embarrassing basketball moment? A. Yeah, at Snow College every time we turned the ball over...

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The NBA, back in business

Yes, the NBA is a business as fans were abruptly reminded this off-season. Owners and players alike were little kids fighting over their Happy Meal toy the fans gave them. But a Happy Thanksgiving will once again lead to a Merry Christmas, especially for the Jazz and its followers.   A deal was agreed upon on none other than Black Friday. While shoppers were out hustling and bustling, hitting up local Wal- Marts and Best Buys, NBA players and owners had their own door-busters of sorts.   The NBA season of 66 games is set for take-off on Dec. 25, 16 games short of a normal regular season.   NBA on Christmas is becoming the NFL of Thanksgiving. There is no assurance there will be an equivalent to a Turkey Bowl, but intriguing matchups are aligned to bring some extra cheer to this holy day. This Christmas in particular will hold extra meaning, as it marks the success of what looked like to be an NBA Armageddon of sorts.   The Jazz will begin pre-season games starting on Dec. 19 and 21 against Portland. The intriguing story lines of the Jazz season though will not start on Christmas, but rather Dec. 9, when free agents can be signed.   Behind closed doors, the Jazz brass will have some important issues to confront, one of them being their big man situation.  ...

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Finding the lost and found on campus

It happens to everyone. Students work hard in class or at work living within the walls of campus. Hardly anyone escapes this horrible reality. That is the reality of losing your personal belongings. Every time a person for- gets their cell phone, water bottle, keys or even their laptop, where does it go? But honestly, what happens to the things students lose all over campus? Do they enter a limbo of lost items never to be found again or even dis- appear into the deep crevass- es of the world’s proverbial couch? In the UVU bookstore there is a...

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The UVU Police Beat

10/27/11 2:35 p.m. A fire alarm was reported at the UCCU Center during the State High School Vol- leyball tournament. I was already on scene and was able to quickly determine the alarm was caused by a poorly placed cotton candy machine. The system was reset and the cotton candy vendor as moved. 2:26 p.m. I responded to a fire alarm in the library. The alarm ap- pears to have been caused by an unknown smoking in the women’s’ restroom main level. 11/05/11 9:11 a.m. Responded to a possible intoxicated male in the Woodbury building. The male was located and found to be sober. This case closed. 7:53 p.m. I was notified by dispatch of a call from the LDS Institute reporting of children playing in the elevators. I responded to the Institute and spoke with the individual that was near the elevator. They indicated that the elevator had gotten stuck between floors. The passen- gers were able to force the doors open from the inside and had climbed out. BY TIFFANY THATCHER Asst. News...

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