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Follow the yellow brick road? » Salt Lake County resident Dick Arner noticed a potential problem inadvertently created by the Utah Department of Transportation.
He noticed that as motorists approach the Salt Lake Valley driving westbound on I-80 in Parleys Canyon, a sign directs that slower traffic should stay in the right lane.
But the sign doesn’t tell the drivers, particularly tourists coming into the city for the first time, that if they stay in the right lane, they will be forced onto Foothill Boulevard and off the interstate, whether they want to go that way or not.
He suggested to UDOT that the sign be moved a half mile west, which would be past the exit to Foothill Boulevard and solve the problem.
But nobody seemed to take him seriously.
Back to the future » This gem was in a letter to the editor in The Tribune:
"The liberal spokesmen picture [health care reform] as (a) newfangled life raft which we can all cling to … Actually, it is only an expensive political tugboat which belches the smoke of our burning dollars as it tugs the … ship down the Socialist channel. There it will be anchored and chained alongside other rustic giants such as England and France to a lowly pier of second class medicine."
The letter appeared in The Tribune Jan. 25, 1965. It was referring to the proposed Medicare program that we now all take for granted.
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