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."

--Iben Browning,

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."

---A Customer

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."

---Frank Layden,

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"

RICHEST UTAHNS

1. James L. Sorenson

Sorenson Research and Abbott Labs

Net worth: $525 million

2. Alan Ashton, Bruce Bastion

WordPerfect Corp.

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)

1990: 35,850

1989: 35,539

Estimated deaths(3 percent decrease)

1990: 8,750

1989: 9,000

Source: Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah Department of Health

PER CAPITA PERSONAL INCOME

U.S. $18,510

Utah $13,950

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.

1. UTAH

2. Minnesota

3. New Hampshire

4. Hawaii

5. Nebraska

6. Connecticut

Utah's lifestyle, low prevalance of cancer-causing behaviors helped in the rating.

TOURISM'S UP

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

Zion 1,961,000

Bryce 833,000

Arches 600,000

Capitol Reef 535,000

Canyonlands 260,000

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: Camoflage

NOT: Neon

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