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Last week, Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill into law that makes it illegal for people to fly drones near livestock, a year after they were banned around forest fires last year. Andreas Wessemann, an assistant professor of the USU Aviation Technology program, tells Morgan Pratt and Brad Robinson that there is a new USU class to learn about the laws of operating a drone. Andreas also answers the question the question: Will the Logan-Cache Airport go commercial? Also, armless piolet Jessica Cox will present on Thursday about how she’s eliminated “I can’t” from her vocabulary.
In a state filled with reds (UofU) and blues (BYU), Laurie Snow Turner is a true blue. She was the editor of the Utah Statesman during the 1978-79 school year. That’s when she, along with Larry Baker, changed the name from Student Life to the Utah Statesman because it’s more professional. Laurie discusses how newsrooms survived before the internet, tensions between the LDS church and USU, hunger strikes, her time in D.C., and what it’s like being in a family filled with BYU Cougars. Laurie Snow Turner is from Springville, Utah. She was named the 1979 Robins Awards Woman of the Year for her work at the student newspaper that year. She moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked as a press intern in the office of U.S. Senator Jake Garn from Utah. Following her internship, she was offered a job as assistant press secretary. She later became the Senator’s Communications director. She also worked for Utah Freshman Congressman David Monson as a press secretary. Then she worked in the Reagan Administration in the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights and later as the communications director for President George Bush’s presidential inauguration committee. She received a master’s of writing from The Johns Hopkins University. …
Tensions between Turkey and the Netherlands heat up. President Trump says “you’re fired” to tons of judges. The only bipartisan issue these days is cancer. Ed Sheeran joins the cast of Game of Thrones, despite looking like a hobbit. Michelle Obama wrote a college recommendation letter for “Black-ish” actress Yara Shahidi. All that and more on the Aggie Morning Word. Check out the show live on Aggie Radio, KBLU 92.3 mornings from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
This day in history: Pope Honorius II recognized the famous Knights Templar as an army of God in 1128. The original mission of the group was to protect Christian pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land during the Crusades. It was a small group at first, containing only nine members. What did it take to become a part of the Knight’s Templar? You had to be of noble birth and take strict vows of poverty, obedience and chastity. Despite these vows of poverty, when the crusades ended in the 14th century, the order had become extremely wealthy due to many gifts from rich Christians. This lead to King Philip IV of France and Pope Clement V to take down the order. Leading templars were eventually burned at the stake after being tortured into confessing to heresy, sacrilege and Satanism. Yesterday, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said it’s going to investigate how the FBI handled its investigation into Clinton’s emails. Obama ended a policy called “Wet foot, dry foot” that allowed Cuban immigrants automatic residency for showing up on U.S. soil. Critics of the policy claimed it gave preferential treatment to Cubans seeking residency. After nearly eight years of an …
In this episode of the Aggie Morning Word podcast we discuss the upcomming legislative session and the various issues that will be on the tip of every senators tounge. Things like should we replace Obama care or pretend we will? Should we spend money on school? Should we let Jeff Sessions be the atorney general? This and more in todays episode.