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Lee Benson
Lee Benson's About Utah column runs Monday and Friday. Email: benson@desnews.com.

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Through a combination of her own pluck and plenty of help from others, African immigrant and college graduate Leah Tsiame Thacker is living the American dream.
For Ryan Torcicollo, tree climbing is a job ... and a sport.
Through social media, Mayor John Curtis has transformed Provo into a model of online efficiency.
Cathy King, founder of Canines With a Cause, is in the business of rescuing veterans, dogs and inmates.
For Matt Burch, what began as a hobby — building and restoring horse-drawn carriages — has turned into a full-time labor of love.
At Victor's Tires, you can take care of your car and your stomach.
George Theodore was known as "The Stork" when he played for the New York Mets; at Lincoln Elementary, they know him as "Mr. T."
John Buck and Brandon Lyon made a rare trek by going from Taylorsville High to the major leagues.
After years of being neglected, Utah's Vietnam vets get books, a documentary, and a warm welcome home.
Fifty-nine years ago, Joachim Schenk escaped from East Germany, came to America, and got a job working on Volkswagens in Salt Lake City. He's still going strong.