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April 18, 1997 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The town center is a church, its streets still boast more mom-and-pop shops than national chains, and at places like Dick's Cafe, locals gather every morning at 7 for coffee and the latest gossip. St. George is a small town, in case that isn't clear yet, and it is precisely those small-town trappings--not to mention a stunning natural setting--that prompted the U.S. Academic Decathlon to hold its 16th national competition here.
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September 27, 1998 | SUSAN SPANO TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
When the Mormon leader Brigham Young developed rheumatism in the later part of his life, he built himself a winter retreat near this town. Here three great deserts--the Mojave, the Great Basin and the Colorado Plateau--converge in a desolate but stunning landscape bringing to mind the region around the Dead Sea. In summer St. George is a furnace, with daytime temperatures routinely topping 100 degrees. But the rest of the year, the climate is warm, dry and easy on ailing joints, as Young found.
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September 27, 1998 | SUSAN SPANO TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
When the Mormon leader Brigham Young developed rheumatism in the later part of his life, he built himself a winter retreat near this town. Here three great deserts--the Mojave, the Great Basin and the Colorado Plateau--converge in a desolate but stunning landscape bringing to mind the region around the Dead Sea. In summer St. George is a furnace, with daytime temperatures routinely topping 100 degrees. But the rest of the year, the climate is warm, dry and easy on ailing joints, as Young found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1997 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The town center is a church, its streets still boast more mom-and-pop shops than national chains, and at places like Dick's Cafe, locals gather every morning at 7 for coffee and the latest gossip. St. George is a small town, in case that isn't clear yet, and it is precisely those small-town trappings--not to mention a stunning natural setting--that prompted the U.S. Academic Decathlon to hold its 16th national competition here.
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