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I pray because I believe, and I believe because I pray.

Joseph Walker--Deseret Morning News

Utah, United States

Kelly is the mother of 5 adorable kids--4 boys and a girl. The girl came in a package with a boy (twins). Kelly is married to a charming young man who lives and breathes computers. They are also guardians for three nieces and a nephew.

She is active in the community having served as PTA President of a local elementary school, on the board of the Salt Lake Mothers of Twins, as a district round-table trainer with the Cub Scouts, as a volunteer for Sidelines (a support network for Women on bed rest during pregnancy) and she and her husband are active in the LDS Church.

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Salt Lake LDS Temple Centennial with a full 3D model of the building in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. This Single Image Stereogram was done at the 100 year anniversary of the building's completion.

Printed at 18x24 inches.

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"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

Helaman 5:12

Courtesy of Scott Kurtz


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

What's in a Name

Your name is your identity. It says, to the world, a little bit about you.
name (nm)n.
1. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
2. A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly.
4. a. A reputation: has a bad name.
b.A distinguished reputation: made a name for himself as a drummer.
I live in Utah. Utah has a basketball team called the Utah Jazz. Now there has been some discussion about the misnomer with that name since Utah has very little to do with Jazz. But we have accepted this name because it sounds cool.

15 years ago the Jazz moved into a big new arena called the Delta Center. It got the name from the airline with a local hub, Delta Airlines, who became a major sponsor for the Jazz. The Delta Center has been an easy name for both the eyes and the tongue. It sounded like a name to be proud of.

Now, with Delta Airlines facing banqruptcy and the changing of the times, the owners of the Utah Jazz felt it in their best interest to seek out another major sponsor. Yesterday during the game they announced that the new name of the arena will be the EnergySolutions Arena.




Reaction on the street was, according to the Deseret News, less than enthusaistic.

Here were some responses according to the News:

Olivia Egbert, a Salt Lake resident, said the name change was unfortunate.

"From now on when people think about the Utah Jazz they will be thinking about nuclear waste," Egbert said. "EnergySolutions isn't something I really want to correlate with Jazz basketball."

Brittney Erickson of North Salt Lake was bewildered at seeing the new name Monday on the outside of the building as she purchased Jazz tickets.

"I think the Delta Center sounds better than 'EnergySolutions Arena,"' said Erickson, who added that she would continue to refer to the building as the Delta Center. "I think that most people still will."

"From a sports angle it's no score for Utah, it's a foul," Pierce said. "Branding our state's sports complex with the name of a massive nuclear waste dump isn't the PR that we want for Utah.
The Utah Jazz are not alone by having their arenas dubbed in such a fashion. According to ESPN:

Stadium naming rights

Average annual name branding rights paid by companies:
• FedEx Forum (Memphis Grizzlies) — $4.5 million, Federal Express
• Pepsi Center (Denver Nuggets) — $3.4 million, PepsiCo.
• Conseco Fieldhouse (Indiana Pacers) — $2 million, Conseco
• TD Waterhouse Centre (Orlando Magic) — $1.6 million, TD Waterhouse Group
• Wachovia Center (Philadelphia 76ers) — $1.4 million, Wachovia Bank
• KeyArena (Seattle Supersonics) — $1 million, Key Corp.
• Arco Arena (Sacramento Kings) — $750,000, Atlantic Richfield

Source: ESPN

What's your opinion??

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Saturday, November 11, 2006

A picture worth a thousand words

There are times when a picture is drawn, colored or painted that says more and is more eloquent than the artist him or herself is capable of.

I give you such a picture...This picture is of a little 7 year old girl who cannot live with her parents because they are addicted to drugs. The picture is drawn by her 4 year old sister.


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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Republicus homeward bound

For anyone who has followed the Republicus blog knows the same entry has been at the top since early July. As much as we like the POTUS we have longed to see another face or even some words in his place on the blog.

Well, he may be returning to the blog scene very soon. Yes, John, I am putting the pressure on. This was his reply to a post on his blog just today...
John said...

"Hi Kell. I've got a lot of backed up posts that haven't seen the light of day because I haven't had the time to finish them--I've been away for four months but will return to my Arlington HQ in time to vote...

...and hopefully get back in the groove."


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