QUOTES OF THE YEAR
"When they say I used obscenities, well, that's a (expletive deleted) damn lie."
--Sheriff Pete Hayward,
recounting verbal exchanges following a traffic accident in which he was involved.
"If (the Wasatch Fault) goes any time in the near future, it will go on those days."
New Mexico climatologist who predicted the tidal pull of the sun and moon could trigger earthquakes on Dec. 2 or 3. Browning's predictions fueled hysteria and a media circus, particularly in the Midwest where schools were even closed.
"I don't have enough money for a tip, but I'm going to rob a bank and I'll be back."
at a downtown Salt Lake restaurant who was linked with a bank robbery in May.
"What's he trying to do? Put the entire state to sleep?"
---One fellow Democrat's
response to a proposal by Rep. Frank Pignanelli, D-Salt Lake, to televise gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Legislature.
"We're both Irish and we're both good looking. The only difference I can see is that he buys his clothes and I find mine."
former Jazz coach, comparing himself to Laker's coach Pat Riley in the early days of the Jazz.
Source: Compiled from Deseret News "Quotes of the Day"
1. James L. Sorenson
Sorenson Research and Abbott Labs
Net worth: $525 million
2. Alan Ashton, Bruce Bastion
Net worth: $475 million
3. Jon M. Huntsman
Huntsman Chemical Co. Net worth: $450 million
4. L.S. Skaggs
American Stores Co.
Net worth: $415 million
Source: Forbes' 400
FORTUNE LOVES US, MONEY DUMPS US
Salt Lake City was bolstered by Fortune magazine's trumpeting in October of Salt Lake City-Ogden as the "best city for business." However, Money magazine readers had something else in mind. Salt Lake City-Ogden dropped from 20 to 182 in the "Best Place to Live Survey" conducted among readers in August.
WHO CAST BALLOTS NOVEMBER 1990
43.2 percent of Utahns of voting age
58.67 percent of registered voters
1,060,000 estimated Utahns of voting age
780,555 registered voters
457,983 ballots cast
Source: U.S. Census Bureau and Utah Lt. Governor's Office
JUST HOW MANY OF US ARE THERE?
1,727,784 Utahns 249,632,692 Americans
Source: 1990 U.S. Census
Life and death in Utah 1990.
Estimated births (1 percent increase)
Estimated deaths(3 percent decrease)
Source: Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah Department of Health
PER CAPITA PERSONAL INCOME
Source: Utah Department of Employment Security, Labor Market Information Services
SALT LAKE CITY: HASSLE IN, HEARTBURN OUT
A psychology professor at California State University, Fresno, studied the pace of life and incidence of coronary heart disease in 36 U.S. cities. The hurried up pace of life of Salt Lake City folks ranks right up there behind that of Bostonians, Buffalonians and New Yorkers.
At the same time, the 1990 Rolaids Heartburn Index found the Salt Lake City-Ogden metropolitan area is pretty bland when it comes to sociological factors that may lead to heartburn. The metro area was ranked 152nd among 197 places. Regional heartburn hotspots were Boise (ranked 6th in the survey), Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Idaho Falls. Regional heartburn-free places were El Paso and Albuquerque.
THIS IS THE (HEALTHIEST) PLACE
For the second consecutive year, Utah was tops in health, according to rankings made by Northwest National Life Insurance released in August.
3. New Hampshire
Utah's lifestyle, low prevalance of cancer-causing behaviors helped in the rating.
Utah's tourist attractions and national parks saw a healthy increase in the number of visitors in 1990. Utah's No. 1 attraction, Temple Square, broke all previous records.
Temple Square 4,192,510
Capitol Reef 535,000
Rainbow Bridge 244,000
Note: Numbers are estimates
Source: Temple Square, Utah Travel Council
WHAT'S HOT AND WHAT'S NOT
HOT: New blood congressman-elect Bill Orton
NOT: Old boy Norm Bangerter is out
HOT: Hot bachelor Salt Lake Fire Chief Dennis Sargent
NOT: Unavailable Jazz "Mailman" Karl Malone
HOT: On-screen American Indians
NOT: Talking babies
HOT: Olympic-size hopes; Scarlet's hometown
NOT: Holiday Bowl
HOT: Fair skiing weather
NOT: Arctic cold
HOT: Elouise Bell's pen
NOT: Barberi's pen