All - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Prep football: Challenges, charms define Class 1A Utah teams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58355050-190/football-class-duchesne-schools.html.csp For the Duchesne Eagles, the long bus rides back to the basin when the nearest road game is a two-hour drive away have at least been more palatable in recent years on account of four straight state titles and a state-record 48-game winning streak (which was snapped Friday by North Summit, the No. 1-ranked team in Class 2A). Along the Arizona border, the views at Monument Valley High School are spectacular, though assembling a team is never easy. And tucked up in the northeast corner of the state... For the Duchesne Eagles, the long bus rides back to the basin when the nearest road game is a two-hour drive away have at least been more palatable in recent years on account of four straight state titles and a state-record 48-game winning streak (which was snapped Friday by North Summit, the No. 1-ranked team in Class 2A). Along the Arizona border, the views at Monument Valley High School are spectacular, though assembling a team is never easy. And tucked up in the northeast corner of the state... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58355050@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:29:25 MDT NFL: Seattle looks to continue reign in loaded NFC West http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344549-77/nfc-west-seahawks-season.html.csp Forget about the NFC Worst. Last year proved the NFC West is the deepest division in the NFL. Whether it was San Francisco and Seattle, the league’s best rivalry, meeting in the NFC championship game, or the Seahawks posting the most lopsided Super Bowl victory in two decades by routing Denver, the profile of the NFC West is drastically different from a few years ago. NFC West depth goes beyond just the Seahawks. The four teams combined to go 42-22 a year ago, the best of any division, and could... Forget about the NFC Worst. Last year proved the NFC West is the deepest division in the NFL. Whether it was San Francisco and Seattle, the league’s best rivalry, meeting in the NFC championship game, or the Seahawks posting the most lopsided Super Bowl victory in two decades by routing Denver, the profile of the NFC West is drastically different from a few years ago. NFC West depth goes beyond just the Seahawks. The four teams combined to go 42-22 a year ago, the best of any division, and could... 58344549@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:29:19 MDT NFL: Panthers look to make history, repeat in NFC South http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344558-77/panthers-south-nfc-saints.html.csp Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will need to rewrite history if they hope to repeat as NFC South champions this season. It won’t be easy. No team has won back-to-back NFC South division titles since the league realigned in 2002. The Panthers are in a division stacked with formidable foes — not to mention tremendously talented quarterbacks — in Atlanta and New Orleans. And Tampa Bay is considered a dark horse under new coach Lovie Smith. The Saints and Falcons have grabbed headlines with the... Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will need to rewrite history if they hope to repeat as NFC South champions this season. It won’t be easy. No team has won back-to-back NFC South division titles since the league realigned in 2002. The Panthers are in a division stacked with formidable foes — not to mention tremendously talented quarterbacks — in Atlanta and New Orleans. And Tampa Bay is considered a dark horse under new coach Lovie Smith. The Saints and Falcons have grabbed headlines with the... 58344558@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:29:19 MDT NFL: Foles has the Eagles favored in weak NFC East http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344560-77/east-foles-giants-nfc.html.csp Eli Manning has two Super Bowl rings. Tony Romo makes the most money. RG3 is arguably the most talented. Nick Foles? Well, he just might be the best quarterback in the NFC East. “I’m not trying to be someone else, I’m just taking it in stride,” Foles said. “This year is a little different, and there’s going to be a little more on my plate, but it’s just been a gradual growth through the last couple years to get to this point.” Foles had one of the best statistical seasons in NFL history as he le... Eli Manning has two Super Bowl rings. Tony Romo makes the most money. RG3 is arguably the most talented. Nick Foles? Well, he just might be the best quarterback in the NFC East. “I’m not trying to be someone else, I’m just taking it in stride,” Foles said. “This year is a little different, and there’s going to be a little more on my plate, but it’s just been a gradual growth through the last couple years to get to this point.” Foles had one of the best statistical seasons in NFL history as he le... 58344560@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:29:19 MDT NFL: NFC North has potential for plenty of points http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344565-77/nfc-bears-north-vikings.html.csp Green Bay’s grab of the NFC North for the third straight season, giving the Packers seven of the 12 titles since the division formed, was predictable. That unremarkable 8-7-1 record they won it with was the real surprise. Chicago took a step back, too, and Minnesota plummeted badly. Detroit was the only team with more victories than the previous year, but still had a losing mark and fired its coach. Such mediocrity, though, should not mask the abundance of elite talent that still exists in this ... Green Bay’s grab of the NFC North for the third straight season, giving the Packers seven of the 12 titles since the division formed, was predictable. That unremarkable 8-7-1 record they won it with was the real surprise. Chicago took a step back, too, and Minnesota plummeted badly. Detroit was the only team with more victories than the previous year, but still had a losing mark and fired its coach. Such mediocrity, though, should not mask the abundance of elite talent that still exists in this ... 58344565@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:29:19 MDT NFL: Colts ready to defend AFC South title with Luck http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344570-77/colts-division-titans-luck.html.csp Chasing the Indianapolis Colts never has been easy in the AFC South. First, the Titans, Jaguars and Texans all tried, and failed, to slow down Peyton Manning. Now, Andrew Luck has taken his turn atop the division. “You know when you have a great player like Andrew at quarterback that everyone’s going to set the bar high for achievement,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said. “So we won the division, we won a playoff game, and now it’s just a question of trying to get deeper.” The Colts have won eight of t... Chasing the Indianapolis Colts never has been easy in the AFC South. First, the Titans, Jaguars and Texans all tried, and failed, to slow down Peyton Manning. Now, Andrew Luck has taken his turn atop the division. “You know when you have a great player like Andrew at quarterback that everyone’s going to set the bar high for achievement,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said. “So we won the division, we won a playoff game, and now it’s just a question of trying to get deeper.” The Colts have won eight of t... 58344570@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:29:19 MDT NFL: Broncos are again the class of AFC West http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344575-77/west-afc-bowl-denver.html.csp As good as any division a year ago, the AFC West is about to get tested. Bigtime. The AFC West sported three playoff teams last season, with late-charging San Diego and resurgent Kansas City joining Super Bowl-bound Denver in the postseason. The path to the playoffs in 2014 has a few more potholes: The AFC West has to play the NFC West, where the Super Bowl champion Seahawks, Cardinals, Rams and 49ers boast some of the nastiest defenses the NFL has to offer. Denver is trying to become the first ... As good as any division a year ago, the AFC West is about to get tested. Bigtime. The AFC West sported three playoff teams last season, with late-charging San Diego and resurgent Kansas City joining Super Bowl-bound Denver in the postseason. The path to the playoffs in 2014 has a few more potholes: The AFC West has to play the NFC West, where the Super Bowl champion Seahawks, Cardinals, Rams and 49ers boast some of the nastiest defenses the NFL has to offer. Denver is trying to become the first ... 58344575@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:29:19 MDT NFl: AFC North trying to regain reputation as the best http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344577-77/season-north-afc-ravens.html.csp They do things a little differently in the AFC North. They’re patient with their coaches and quarterbacks — well, with the exception of Cleveland, which is in a league of its own when it comes to change. They develop a style and stick with it, win or lose. And it’s worked. The AFC North is coming off what amounts to a down year for the NFL’s most successful division over the past six years. Only one team reached the playoffs — Cincinnati, which lost in the opening round for the third year in a r... They do things a little differently in the AFC North. They’re patient with their coaches and quarterbacks — well, with the exception of Cleveland, which is in a league of its own when it comes to change. They develop a style and stick with it, win or lose. And it’s worked. The AFC North is coming off what amounts to a down year for the NFL’s most successful division over the past six years. Only one team reached the playoffs — Cincinnati, which lost in the opening round for the third year in a r... 58344577@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:29:19 MDT NFL: Brady and Patriots still a constant in AFC East http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58344580-77/brady-patriots-jets-miami.html.csp Tom Brady has seen plenty of other quarterbacks come and go in the AFC East. While the faces across the sideline keep changing, Brady has been a constant since leading the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl title during the 2001 season. Now, at 37 years old, Brady is still everything the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills have been searching for. Namely, a franchise quarterback. “I’ve been lucky to do something I really love to do,” Brady said. “I’d love to keep doing it, so that’... Tom Brady has seen plenty of other quarterbacks come and go in the AFC East. While the faces across the sideline keep changing, Brady has been a constant since leading the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl title during the 2001 season. Now, at 37 years old, Brady is still everything the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills have been searching for. Namely, a franchise quarterback. “I’ve been lucky to do something I really love to do,” Brady said. “I’d love to keep doing it, so that’... 58344580@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:29:19 MDT Tom Wharton: What happens with prep football realignment now? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351587-77/football-class-enrollment-teams.html.csp The Utah High School Activities Board of Trustees did the right thing Thursday when it decided to scrap an idea that could have adjusted enrollment numbers up or down 15 percent to determine the classification for football teams starting next season. Schools who might have been helped by the change didn’t bother to show up at the public hearing to make the case that this formula would help solve some of the problems that keep them from being successful. And football powers Timpview and Duchesne... The Utah High School Activities Board of Trustees did the right thing Thursday when it decided to scrap an idea that could have adjusted enrollment numbers up or down 15 percent to determine the classification for football teams starting next season. Schools who might have been helped by the change didn’t bother to show up at the public hearing to make the case that this formula would help solve some of the problems that keep them from being successful. And football powers Timpview and Duchesne... 58351587@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:29:19 MDT Soccer: Utahns Bogus, Reed prep for NWSL title match http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58354988-77/bogus-reed-league-nwsl.html.csp That familiar ding of an email woke Elli Reed one morning while back home in Park City. Still a bit starry-eyed, she grabbed her phone and read the news that every U.S.-based female professional soccer player eventually read. The Women’s Professional Soccer league was folding. The Park City High School product and former University of Portland star grabbed a soccer ball went to the nearest soccer field and starting practicing on her own. “I was just trying to play,” Reed said. “I remember that d... That familiar ding of an email woke Elli Reed one morning while back home in Park City. Still a bit starry-eyed, she grabbed her phone and read the news that every U.S.-based female professional soccer player eventually read. The Women’s Professional Soccer league was folding. The Park City High School product and former University of Portland star grabbed a soccer ball went to the nearest soccer field and starting practicing on her own. “I was just trying to play,” Reed said. “I remember that d... 58354988@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:29:19 MDT Rams cut Michael Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58355407-77/sam-rams-pick-player.html.csp St. Louis • The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The seventh-round pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and celebrities. In the end, the defensive end couldn’t make a team stocked with pass-rushers. Sam still has a chance to get picked up by another team or to make the Rams’ practice squad. “There will be no challenge, no challenges whatsoev... St. Louis • The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The seventh-round pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and celebrities. In the end, the defensive end couldn’t make a team stocked with pass-rushers. Sam still has a chance to get picked up by another team or to make the Rams’ practice squad. “There will be no challenge, no challenges whatsoev... 58355407@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:29:19 MDT Monson: Grab a cheesesteak, the Eagles soar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58355729-77/eagles-foles-season-bowl.html.csp OK, I’m going to do something here that I’ll probably regret. I’m going to take a leap of faith on a franchise that has never been worthy of it, at least not in the Super Bowl era. I’m going to wing it on the wings of the Eagles. I’m going to pick Philadelphia to soar all the way to Phoenix this season - and once they get there, to beat whoever comes out of the AFC for Vince Lombardi’s trophy. Sure, it would have been easier - and smarter - to follow popular opinion and go the comfortable route ... OK, I’m going to do something here that I’ll probably regret. I’m going to take a leap of faith on a franchise that has never been worthy of it, at least not in the Super Bowl era. I’m going to wing it on the wings of the Eagles. I’m going to pick Philadelphia to soar all the way to Phoenix this season - and once they get there, to beat whoever comes out of the AFC for Vince Lombardi’s trophy. Sure, it would have been easier - and smarter - to follow popular opinion and go the comfortable route ... 58355729@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:29:19 MDT Reptiles and exotic animals highlight show and sale in Davis County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58348301-78/reptiday-county-davis-exotic.html.csp If it had scales and slithered, it was likely at ReptiDay Saturday in Farmington. The one-day event at the Davis County Fairgrounds featured reptiles and exotic animals for show and sale. The Utah stop was part of a 12-state tour for ReptiDay. For more information, go online to www.reptiday.com. If it had scales and slithered, it was likely at ReptiDay Saturday in Farmington. The one-day event at the Davis County Fairgrounds featured reptiles and exotic animals for show and sale. The Utah stop was part of a 12-state tour for ReptiDay. For more information, go online to www.reptiday.com. 58348301@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:28:02 MDT Park City showcase highlights 19 homes open for viewing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58348401-78/homes-monday-highlights-park.html.csp The 16th Annual Park City area Showcase of Homes completes its run on Monday in 19 Summit County homes. The show — which highlights the work of architects, builders and interior designers — continues daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door. For more information, www.pcshowcaseofhomes.com/. The 16th Annual Park City area Showcase of Homes completes its run on Monday in 19 Summit County homes. The show — which highlights the work of architects, builders and interior designers — continues daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door. For more information, www.pcshowcaseofhomes.com/. 58348401@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:27:02 MDT Utah attorney general candidates focus on public trust http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58355720-90/reyes-attorney-office-general.html.csp As Utah’s two previous top lawmen face charges of bribery and other crimes, the candidates running to replace them as state attorney general this year each promise to repair public trust and reform the scandal-rocked office. “It’s the thing that’s on the top of everybody’s mind,” Democratic contender Charles Stormont told The Associated Press. “They want to know, What are you going to do to make sure that can’t happen again?” Sean Reyes, his Republican opponent and the interim Utah attorney gene... As Utah’s two previous top lawmen face charges of bribery and other crimes, the candidates running to replace them as state attorney general this year each promise to repair public trust and reform the scandal-rocked office. “It’s the thing that’s on the top of everybody’s mind,” Democratic contender Charles Stormont told The Associated Press. “They want to know, What are you going to do to make sure that can’t happen again?” Sean Reyes, his Republican opponent and the interim Utah attorney gene... 58355720@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:07:52 MDT 5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58355731-90/election-utah-attorney-love.html.csp Utah’s statewide and national races haven’t the same drama and punch since a highly anticipated rematch in Utah’s 4th Congressional District between Republican Mia Love and U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson deflated in December when the Democratic incumbent decided against seeking re-election. What would have been a very close race now appears to be Love’s match to lose, according to political experts. In the other congressional seats, incumbent Republicans are all running for another term in districts tha... Utah’s statewide and national races haven’t the same drama and punch since a highly anticipated rematch in Utah’s 4th Congressional District between Republican Mia Love and U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson deflated in December when the Democratic incumbent decided against seeking re-election. What would have been a very close race now appears to be Love’s match to lose, according to political experts. In the other congressional seats, incumbent Republicans are all running for another term in districts tha... 58355731@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:03:02 MDT Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355730-68/atlantic-casinos-casino-jobs.html.csp Atlantic City, N.J. • A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos will close this weekend and a third will shut down in two weeks. More than 5,000 workers will lose their jobs in an unprecedented weekend in the seaside gambling resort, leaving many feeling betrayed by a system that once promised stable, well-paying jobs. The Showboat is closing Sunday, followed by Revel on Monday and Tuesday. Trump Plaza is ne... Atlantic City, N.J. • A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos will close this weekend and a third will shut down in two weeks. More than 5,000 workers will lose their jobs in an unprecedented weekend in the seaside gambling resort, leaving many feeling betrayed by a system that once promised stable, well-paying jobs. The Showboat is closing Sunday, followed by Revel on Monday and Tuesday. Trump Plaza is ne... 58355730@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:55:01 MDT Timpanogos Storytelling Fest hits high notes with America's best storytellers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58355392-78/storytelling-davis-freedom-audience.html.csp Provo Canyon • Wagner’s music was better than it sounded. So goes one of the great lines from the best storyteller of his time — Mark Twain. Thirteen of America’s best present-day storytellers gathered this week for the 25 Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival — the second biggest such event in the country. “Thanks to crooked teeth and Trailways, I was going to escape,” recounted Donald Davis to a tent full of listeners Saturday. Davis grew up in the 1950s in the small town of Waynesville, No... Provo Canyon • Wagner’s music was better than it sounded. So goes one of the great lines from the best storyteller of his time — Mark Twain. Thirteen of America’s best present-day storytellers gathered this week for the 25 Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival — the second biggest such event in the country. “Thanks to crooked teeth and Trailways, I was going to escape,” recounted Donald Davis to a tent full of listeners Saturday. Davis grew up in the 1950s in the small town of Waynesville, No... 58355392@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:50:47 MDT Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355692-68/saudi-state-group-islamic.html.csp Riyadh, Saudi Arabia • The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. While not mentioning any terrorist groups by name, King Abdullah’s statement appeared aimed at drawing Washington and NATO forces into a wider fight against the Islamic State group and its supporters in the region. Saudi Arabia openly backs rebels fighti... Riyadh, Saudi Arabia • The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. While not mentioning any terrorist groups by name, King Abdullah’s statement appeared aimed at drawing Washington and NATO forces into a wider fight against the Islamic State group and its supporters in the region. Saudi Arabia openly backs rebels fighti... 58355692@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:45:02 MDT Idaho Tea party could make race tougher for Butch Otter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355680-68/party-idaho-election-gop.html.csp Boise, Idaho • Idaho’s red state roots haven’t faded, but political infighting inside its Republican Party has left many feeling disenfranchised with the so-called traditional GOP candidates who will appear on this year’s election ballot. Tea party voters, who showed to be a powerful voting bloc in the May GOP primary election, are threatening to stay home or vote for a Democratic candidate rather than vote for the Republican. This means Gov. Butch Otter, who is seeking a third-term, could face ... Boise, Idaho • Idaho’s red state roots haven’t faded, but political infighting inside its Republican Party has left many feeling disenfranchised with the so-called traditional GOP candidates who will appear on this year’s election ballot. Tea party voters, who showed to be a powerful voting bloc in the May GOP primary election, are threatening to stay home or vote for a Democratic candidate rather than vote for the Republican. This means Gov. Butch Otter, who is seeking a third-term, could face ... 58355680@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:43:02 MDT Murray police looking for credit union robber http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58355071-78/police-credit-murray-rees.html.csp Murray police would like the public’s help identifying a man who allegedly robbed a credit union. About 9:50 a.m. Saturday, the man walked into the Mountain America Credit Union at 5900 S. State St. and passed a note to the teller “to give him some money,” said police Sgt. Kim Rees. The teller did, and the man left with an undisclosed amount, Rees said. There was no mention of a weapon, the sergeant added. The man is described as white, about 6 feet tall, and has light brown hair. He was wearing... Murray police would like the public’s help identifying a man who allegedly robbed a credit union. About 9:50 a.m. Saturday, the man walked into the Mountain America Credit Union at 5900 S. State St. and passed a note to the teller “to give him some money,” said police Sgt. Kim Rees. The teller did, and the man left with an undisclosed amount, Rees said. There was no mention of a weapon, the sergeant added. The man is described as white, about 6 feet tall, and has light brown hair. He was wearing... 58355071@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:22:22 MDT Is Ordain Women an apostate group? Mormon leaders won’t say http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353062-78/women-church-ordain-lds.html.csp Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly is an “apostate,” the LDS Church’s top spokesman declared in a recent radio interview. So does that make the organization she founded to push for women’s inclusion in the all-male Mormon priesthood an apostate group? It is no idle question. The Utah-based faith asks members seeking entrance to any Mormon temple to assert that they do not “support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those acc... Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly is an “apostate,” the LDS Church’s top spokesman declared in a recent radio interview. So does that make the organization she founded to push for women’s inclusion in the all-male Mormon priesthood an apostate group? It is no idle question. The Utah-based faith asks members seeking entrance to any Mormon temple to assert that they do not “support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those acc... 58353062@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:22:11 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Submit your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58352031-223/book-utah-brett-chance.html.csp This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 5. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Kendrick Shepherd had his name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park and wins the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 5. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Kendrick Shepherd had his name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park and wins the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. 58352031@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:22:03 MDT BYU football: Cougars answer some unknowns in opener, still face others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58354862-77/hill-cougars-byu-unknowns.html.csp Provo • Taysom Hill admitted it after Friday night’s outstanding performance in BYU’s choppy 35-10 win over UConn as the Cougars opened the 2014 season successfully some 2,000 miles away from home. The junior quarterback experienced some anxiety prior to the game, not sure how many of his young teammates would perform in front of a national television audience. “I was in the hotel talking to [backup quarterback Christian Stewart], whom I room with, and I am like, ‘man, I am nervous. I feel like ... Provo • Taysom Hill admitted it after Friday night’s outstanding performance in BYU’s choppy 35-10 win over UConn as the Cougars opened the 2014 season successfully some 2,000 miles away from home. The junior quarterback experienced some anxiety prior to the game, not sure how many of his young teammates would perform in front of a national television audience. “I was in the hotel talking to [backup quarterback Christian Stewart], whom I room with, and I am like, ‘man, I am nervous. I feel like ... 58354862@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:58:20 MDT Tennis: Sara Errani outlasts Venus Williams at US Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58353174-77/errani-williams-third-round.html.csp New York • Sara Errani wagged her finger and cupped her hand to her ear for the U.S. Open fans who tried to will Venus Williams to victory. “I think I will remember forever that moment,” Errani said. Two points from defeat, the diminutive Italian rallied to force a third-set tiebreaker and outlasted Williams in a match that was both lopsided and tight. Errani won 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (5) in the third round Friday after Williams had a chance to serve out the match in the final set. Williams twice came b... New York • Sara Errani wagged her finger and cupped her hand to her ear for the U.S. Open fans who tried to will Venus Williams to victory. “I think I will remember forever that moment,” Errani said. Two points from defeat, the diminutive Italian rallied to force a third-set tiebreaker and outlasted Williams in a match that was both lopsided and tight. Errani won 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (5) in the third round Friday after Williams had a chance to serve out the match in the final set. Williams twice came b... 58353174@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:52:40 MDT Prep football: Brighton 30 Fremont 22 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352985-190/bengals-fehoko-yards-fremont.html.csp Cottonwood Heights • The Brighton Bengals may be loaded, but on Friday night, it was the Robbie Hutchins and Simi Fehoko show. The Bengals jumped ahead early and weathered a Fremont Siler Wolves run, holding on for a 30-22 win. Hutchins and Fehoko connected on three touchdowns — of 32, 35, and 23 yards. Fehoko finished with 104 yards receiving on four catches. “They’ve had some good rhythm for a couple years, now,” Bengals coach Ryan Bullett said. “We kind of thought there were a couple things w... Cottonwood Heights • The Brighton Bengals may be loaded, but on Friday night, it was the Robbie Hutchins and Simi Fehoko show. The Bengals jumped ahead early and weathered a Fremont Siler Wolves run, holding on for a 30-22 win. Hutchins and Fehoko connected on three touchdowns — of 32, 35, and 23 yards. Fehoko finished with 104 yards receiving on four catches. “They’ve had some good rhythm for a couple years, now,” Bengals coach Ryan Bullett said. “We kind of thought there were a couple things w... 58352985@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:42:24 MDT NFL: Tracking cuts of local Utah players http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58355324-77/utah-state-byu-chargers.html.csp The NFL deadline for trimming rosters to 53 players has come and gone. Here’s a look at which former local players made rosters and who was cut throughout the preseason: Cuts: • Atlanta Falcons OL Pat McQuistan (Weber State), • Washington WR Cody Hoffman (BYU) • Jacksonville Jaguars TE D.J. Tialavea (Utah State) • New York Jets DT Tevita Finau (Utah), • San Diego Chargers QB Brad Sorensen (Southern Utah) • San Diego Chargers DE Joe Kruger (Utah) • Washington OL Tevita Stevens (Utah) • M... The NFL deadline for trimming rosters to 53 players has come and gone. Here’s a look at which former local players made rosters and who was cut throughout the preseason: Cuts: • Atlanta Falcons OL Pat McQuistan (Weber State), • Washington WR Cody Hoffman (BYU) • Jacksonville Jaguars TE D.J. Tialavea (Utah State) • New York Jets DT Tevita Finau (Utah), • San Diego Chargers QB Brad Sorensen (Southern Utah) • San Diego Chargers DE Joe Kruger (Utah) • Washington OL Tevita Stevens (Utah) • M... 58355324@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:42:15 MDT Kragthorpe: Mike McCoy’s Chargers will continue ascent in AFC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58352156-77/chargers-afc-mccoy-bowl.html.csp The worst play of the San Diego Chargers’ 2013 season is the best evidence that they will improve this year. Failing to prevent Denver’s third-and-17 conversion in the late stages of an AFC divisional playoff game kept the Chargers from potentially forcing overtime, ending the nice run that highlighted coach Mike McCoy’s first season. That’s correctable. And that unfinished performance was enough to convince me that the Chargers can climb to the top of the AFC and play in the Super Bowl. They mi... The worst play of the San Diego Chargers’ 2013 season is the best evidence that they will improve this year. Failing to prevent Denver’s third-and-17 conversion in the late stages of an AFC divisional playoff game kept the Chargers from potentially forcing overtime, ending the nice run that highlighted coach Mike McCoy’s first season. That’s correctable. And that unfinished performance was enough to convince me that the Chargers can climb to the top of the AFC and play in the Super Bowl. They mi... 58352156@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:40:17 MDT Judge rejects Martin MacNeill’s request for new murder trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352759-78/macneill-trial-pullan-testimony.html.csp A 4th District judge on Friday rejected a request for a new trial by Martin MacNeill, who was convicted last year of murdering his wife in 2007. Judge Derek Pullan has been mulling the new trial request since January, when MacNeill’s attorney, Randall Spencer filed a motion claiming a federal inmate lied on the stand about a possible early release he received in exchange for his testimony and that prosecutors did not disclose that a deal was in the works. “The question is whether there is a rea... A 4th District judge on Friday rejected a request for a new trial by Martin MacNeill, who was convicted last year of murdering his wife in 2007. Judge Derek Pullan has been mulling the new trial request since January, when MacNeill’s attorney, Randall Spencer filed a motion claiming a federal inmate lied on the stand about a possible early release he received in exchange for his testimony and that prosecutors did not disclose that a deal was in the works. “The question is whether there is a rea... 58352759@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:39:49 MDT Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355046-68/drug-heart-failure-novartis.html.csp A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. Doctors say the Novartis drug — which doesn’t have a name yet — seems like one of those rare, breakthrough therapies that could quickly change care for more than half of the 6 million Americans and 24 million people worldwide with heart failure. “This is a new day” for patients, said ... A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent. Doctors say the Novartis drug — which doesn’t have a name yet — seems like one of those rare, breakthrough therapies that could quickly change care for more than half of the 6 million Americans and 24 million people worldwide with heart failure. “This is a new day” for patients, said ... 58355046@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:23:08 MDT Clashes at Stockholm protest against neo-Nazis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355055-68/police-party-stockholm-injured.html.csp Stockholm • Swedish riot police briefly clashed with thousands of people protesting against a neo-Nazi political party’s election rally in Stockholm about two weeks before a parliamentary vote. Canine units and mounted police also were used Saturday to keep the large crowd from approaching about 150 members of the far-right Party of the Swedes who marched along Stockholm’s waterfront. Protesters hurled fireworks, bottles and security fences at police. “We have had violent riots with people throw... Stockholm • Swedish riot police briefly clashed with thousands of people protesting against a neo-Nazi political party’s election rally in Stockholm about two weeks before a parliamentary vote. Canine units and mounted police also were used Saturday to keep the large crowd from approaching about 150 members of the far-right Party of the Swedes who marched along Stockholm’s waterfront. Protesters hurled fireworks, bottles and security fences at police. “We have had violent riots with people throw... 58355055@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:22:43 MDT Utah choreographer’s Penguin Lady Dance Collective takes flight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58340001-223/dance-washington-lady-penguin.html.csp Salt Lake choreographer Natosha Washington brings 17 dancers and several arts organizations together under the same roof with her latest brainchild, The Penguin Lady Dance Collective, this weekend at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Washington is a familiar figure in Salt Lake’s modern-dance scene as co-founder of the RawMoves dance company, and her choreography is in the repertoires of professional companies and collegiate national and international touring programs. But this is a first ... Salt Lake choreographer Natosha Washington brings 17 dancers and several arts organizations together under the same roof with her latest brainchild, The Penguin Lady Dance Collective, this weekend at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Washington is a familiar figure in Salt Lake’s modern-dance scene as co-founder of the RawMoves dance company, and her choreography is in the repertoires of professional companies and collegiate national and international touring programs. But this is a first ... 58340001@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:42:40 MDT Scott D. Pierce: NBC’s Tamron Hall has fallen in love with southern Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58347880-223/hall-utah-beautiful-grylls.html.csp Tamron Hall has fallen in love with southern Utah — despite the trying circumstances of her only visit there. The co-host of the third hour of “The Today Show” and anchor of MSNBC’s “NewsNation,” Hall spent 48 hours learning to be a survivalist an hour outside Kanab for Monday’s episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). “I’m from the great state of Texas,” Hall said, “and when you’re a Texas child, you believe there’s nothing as beautiful as the flat landscape of Texas.” B... Tamron Hall has fallen in love with southern Utah — despite the trying circumstances of her only visit there. The co-host of the third hour of “The Today Show” and anchor of MSNBC’s “NewsNation,” Hall spent 48 hours learning to be a survivalist an hour outside Kanab for Monday’s episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). “I’m from the great state of Texas,” Hall said, “and when you’re a Texas child, you believe there’s nothing as beautiful as the flat landscape of Texas.” B... 58347880@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:42:26 MDT Prep football: Austin Kafentzis, Jordan roll past East 42-26 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58334752-190/east-jordan-kafentzis-defense.html.csp After watching star Jordan quarterback Austin Kafentzis throw for three touchdowns and run for three others Friday night, it’s easy to imagine him thrilling 80,000 fans on a Saturday afternoon at Wisconsin’s famed Camp Randall Stadium. For now, though, one of the greatest prep quarterbacks in Utah history will have to settle for disappointing red-clad East High fans instead of getting cheers from Badger fans wearing the same color. Jordan’s 42-26 victory over an East squad that didn’t lose a reg... After watching star Jordan quarterback Austin Kafentzis throw for three touchdowns and run for three others Friday night, it’s easy to imagine him thrilling 80,000 fans on a Saturday afternoon at Wisconsin’s famed Camp Randall Stadium. For now, though, one of the greatest prep quarterbacks in Utah history will have to settle for disappointing red-clad East High fans instead of getting cheers from Badger fans wearing the same color. Jordan’s 42-26 victory over an East squad that didn’t lose a reg... 58334752@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:32:06 MDT Prep football: North Summit 14, Duchesne 12 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352963-190/mcmichael-duchesne-streak-quarter.html.csp Duchesne • Ryan McMichael took a knee twice, and that was it. McMichael’s North Summit teammates streamed onto the field to celebrate. Braves fans, who kept inching closer and closer to the sideline during the fourth quarter, wanting to be a part of history, joined in the hooting and hollering. There was plenty to celebrate. The Braves ended the longest winning streak in Utah high school football history Friday night with a 14-12 win over Duchesne. “We just wanted to end that streak,” said McMic... Duchesne • Ryan McMichael took a knee twice, and that was it. McMichael’s North Summit teammates streamed onto the field to celebrate. Braves fans, who kept inching closer and closer to the sideline during the fourth quarter, wanting to be a part of history, joined in the hooting and hollering. There was plenty to celebrate. The Braves ended the longest winning streak in Utah high school football history Friday night with a 14-12 win over Duchesne. “We just wanted to end that streak,” said McMic... 58352963@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:32:06 MDT Prep football: Tooele 21, Grantsville 0 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352959-190/grantsville-tooele-brady-yard.html.csp Grantsville • What’s in a name? If you’re a Tooele High School Brady, it’s about 160 yards of offense, three touchdowns and a pass deflection, just for good measure. Brothers Ryan and Jake Brady were dominant Friday for Tooele as the team cruised past rival Grantsville 21-0. Ryan, the quarterback, had 77 yards of offense and a pair of passing touchdowns. Jake, the running back, racked up 96 yards and a touchdown of his own. Rounding out the brotherly group is Tooele head coach Kyle Brady, who... Grantsville • What’s in a name? If you’re a Tooele High School Brady, it’s about 160 yards of offense, three touchdowns and a pass deflection, just for good measure. Brothers Ryan and Jake Brady were dominant Friday for Tooele as the team cruised past rival Grantsville 21-0. Ryan, the quarterback, had 77 yards of offense and a pair of passing touchdowns. Jake, the running back, racked up 96 yards and a touchdown of his own. Rounding out the brotherly group is Tooele head coach Kyle Brady, who... 58352959@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:56:04 MDT Prep football: Woods Cross 27, Judge 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352956-190/judge-cross-woods-wildcats.html.csp Woods Cross • Sometimes it’s not a big deal when a team plays a larger school one classification up. On Friday night, it was a big deal. Not because Class 3A Judge Memorial lost 27-14 to Class 4A Woods Cross, but because of how it happened. After getting out to a 14-0 lead, the Bulldogs ended up falling to the Wildcats thanks to resiliency on Woods Cross’ part and just plain ol’ attrition. “They’re a great football team. They are big, they are strong, and fast all over the field,” Woods Cross co... Woods Cross • Sometimes it’s not a big deal when a team plays a larger school one classification up. On Friday night, it was a big deal. Not because Class 3A Judge Memorial lost 27-14 to Class 4A Woods Cross, but because of how it happened. After getting out to a 14-0 lead, the Bulldogs ended up falling to the Wildcats thanks to resiliency on Woods Cross’ part and just plain ol’ attrition. “They’re a great football team. They are big, they are strong, and fast all over the field,” Woods Cross co... 58352956@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:25:13 MDT Pro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355057-68/north-korea-event-pro.html.csp Pyongyang, North Korea • North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition put together by a charismatic former Japanese pro-wrestler who is now a member of parliament. Kanji “Antonio” Inoki, who organized the two-day event in Pyongyang, said he hopes it will pave the way for more exchanges with the North. The exhibition was the first major sports event with big-... Pyongyang, North Korea • North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition put together by a charismatic former Japanese pro-wrestler who is now a member of parliament. Kanji “Antonio” Inoki, who organized the two-day event in Pyongyang, said he hopes it will pave the way for more exchanges with the North. The exhibition was the first major sports event with big-... 58355057@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:46:13 MDT Stars of ‘Hellboy,’ ‘Sharknado’ added to Salt Lake Comic Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58351832-223/salt-comic-lake-con.html.csp Add three more big names to the Salt Lake Comic Con lineup: Ron Perlman, Ian Ziering and Eric Roberts. Those stars will join a packed roster of actors, comic-book artists and other celebrities appearing at the second annual event, which runs Sept. 4-6 in the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, organizers announced Friday via social media. Organizers also said that ticket sales for Salt Lake Comic Con are doubling the pace of advance sales for last September’s inaugural sho... Add three more big names to the Salt Lake Comic Con lineup: Ron Perlman, Ian Ziering and Eric Roberts. Those stars will join a packed roster of actors, comic-book artists and other celebrities appearing at the second annual event, which runs Sept. 4-6 in the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, organizers announced Friday via social media. Organizers also said that ticket sales for Salt Lake Comic Con are doubling the pace of advance sales for last September’s inaugural sho... 58351832@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:45:17 MDT Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355058-68/ebola-liberia-authorities-hospital.html.csp Monrovia, Liberia • A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for more than a week to try to contain the disease. Physician’s assistant Kyndy Kobbah was expected to be released from hospital Saturday after she survived Ebola, which has been fatal in more than half the cases ... Monrovia, Liberia • A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for more than a week to try to contain the disease. Physician’s assistant Kyndy Kobbah was expected to be released from hospital Saturday after she survived Ebola, which has been fatal in more than half the cases ... 58355058@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:36:01 MDT Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355056-68/saudi-state-group-islamic.html.csp Riyadh, Saudi Arabia • The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. While not mentioning any terrorist groups by name, King Abdullah’s statement appeared aimed at drawing Washington and NATO forces into a wider fight against the Islamic State group and its supporters in the region. Saudi Arabia openly backs rebels fighti... Riyadh, Saudi Arabia • The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. While not mentioning any terrorist groups by name, King Abdullah’s statement appeared aimed at drawing Washington and NATO forces into a wider fight against the Islamic State group and its supporters in the region. Saudi Arabia openly backs rebels fighti... 58355056@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:34:01 MDT EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355054-68/ukraine-russia-sanctions-russian.html.csp Brussels • The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who briefed a summit of the 28-nation EU’s leaders in Brussels, said a strong response was needed to the “military aggression and terror” facing his country. “Thousands of the foreign troops and hundreds of the for... Brussels • The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who briefed a summit of the 28-nation EU’s leaders in Brussels, said a strong response was needed to the “military aggression and terror” facing his country. “Thousands of the foreign troops and hundreds of the for... 58355054@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:33:01 MDT Obama’s delay on immigration creates uncertainty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355053-68/obama-immigration-delay-election.html.csp Washington • President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. Democrats who were bracing for the impact that Obama’s long-awaited announcement would have on their campaigns are now rethinking aspects of their strategy for the fall. Republicans who were considering legislative attempts to block Obama must reconsider whether that’s the best use of the few remaini... Washington • President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. Democrats who were bracing for the impact that Obama’s long-awaited announcement would have on their campaigns are now rethinking aspects of their strategy for the fall. Republicans who were considering legislative attempts to block Obama must reconsider whether that’s the best use of the few remaini... 58355053@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:32:01 MDT Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355049-68/syria-state-islamic-military.html.csp Washington • President Barack Obama’s acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition. The president is meeting with his top advisers and consulting members of Congress to prepare U.S. military options. At the same time, he is looking for allies around the world to help the U.S. root out the Islamic State group that has seized large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq. “Any success... Washington • President Barack Obama’s acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition. The president is meeting with his top advisers and consulting members of Congress to prepare U.S. military options. At the same time, he is looking for allies around the world to help the U.S. root out the Islamic State group that has seized large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq. “Any success... 58355049@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:31:01 MDT Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355051-68/syria-islamic-state-group.html.csp Washington • The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically shot four people at the Jewish Museum in central Brussels. Three died instantly, one afterward. Nemmouche was arrested later, apparently by chance. For U.S. and European counterterrorism officials, that 90-second spasm of v... Washington • The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically shot four people at the Jewish Museum in central Brussels. Three died instantly, one afterward. Nemmouche was arrested later, apparently by chance. For U.S. and European counterterrorism officials, that 90-second spasm of v... 58355051@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:31:01 MDT Obama on Labor Day: Don’t take rights for granted http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355048-68/says-obama-address-http.html.csp Washington • President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he’s optimistic about the growing economy. He says decisions made now will determine whether the recovery will pick up speed. Obama says workers and unions fought for things like Social Security, Medicare, workplace safety laws and the right to organize. He says those fights built a stronger middle c... Washington • President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he’s optimistic about the growing economy. He says decisions made now will determine whether the recovery will pick up speed. Obama says workers and unions fought for things like Social Security, Medicare, workplace safety laws and the right to organize. He says those fights built a stronger middle c... 58355048@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:30:02 MDT Recipe: Using watermelon for a sweet and tangy approach to gazpacho http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58326604-223/add-gazpacho-watermelon-calories.html.csp Watermelon and tomatoes may seem an unlikely combination, but in this simple, refreshing gazpacho they blend perfectly. The recipe — inspired by one in Yotam Ottolenghi’s upcoming cookbook “Plenty More” — comes together in minutes and easily adapts to your preferences. I like a bit of tang in my gazpacho, so I added plenty of red wine vinegar, which plays well with both of the star ingredients. If you like more bite, add more onion (though I think half a small is plenty). But whatever you do, do... Watermelon and tomatoes may seem an unlikely combination, but in this simple, refreshing gazpacho they blend perfectly. The recipe — inspired by one in Yotam Ottolenghi’s upcoming cookbook “Plenty More” — comes together in minutes and easily adapts to your preferences. I like a bit of tang in my gazpacho, so I added plenty of red wine vinegar, which plays well with both of the star ingredients. If you like more bite, add more onion (though I think half a small is plenty). But whatever you do, do... 58326604@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:29:03 MDT Housing group: 20 years to rebuild Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355047-68/gaza-israel-hamas-housing.html.csp Gaza City, Gaza Strip • An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza’s battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel. The assessment by Shelter Cluster, co-chaired by the U.N. refugee agency and the Red Cross, underscores the complexities involved in an overall reconstruction program for the Gaza Strip, which some Palestinian officials have estimated could cost in excess of $6... Gaza City, Gaza Strip • An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza’s battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel. The assessment by Shelter Cluster, co-chaired by the U.N. refugee agency and the Red Cross, underscores the complexities involved in an overall reconstruction program for the Gaza Strip, which some Palestinian officials have estimated could cost in excess of $6... 58355047@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:29:03 MDT Sesame catching on in southeast US http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355044-68/sesame-crop-cotton-scott.html.csp Lake City, Ark. • Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with typical ag equipment. Thousands of acres from Arkansas to Florida and Georgia were planted in sesame this year — sometimes joining a rotation of cotton, soybeans and corn and at times spread in fields too far away from irrigation lines. “It’s just a tough plant” th... Lake City, Ark. • Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with typical ag equipment. Thousands of acres from Arkansas to Florida and Georgia were planted in sesame this year — sometimes joining a rotation of cotton, soybeans and corn and at times spread in fields too far away from irrigation lines. “It’s just a tough plant” th... 58355044@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:28:02 MDT In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355041-68/barrels-wine-barrel-quake.html.csp Napa, Calif. • Napa Valley’s seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not. In winery after winery, oak wine barrels stacked high and weighing more than a quarter-ton each came cascading down, renewing worries about a lightly regulated threat to safety in fault-riddled wine country. Vintner Richard Ward, in his south Napa Valley winery in the hours after the Aug... Napa, Calif. • Napa Valley’s seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not. In winery after winery, oak wine barrels stacked high and weighing more than a quarter-ton each came cascading down, renewing worries about a lightly regulated threat to safety in fault-riddled wine country. Vintner Richard Ward, in his south Napa Valley winery in the hours after the Aug... 58355041@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:27:02 MDT Transgender women’s killings test police outreach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355043-68/police-lgbt-transgender-baltimore.html.csp Baltimore • The day after Mia Henderson’s body was found in a Baltimore alley, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts invited members of the city’s LGBT community to a meeting. “We are listening. We are paying attention,” he told them. “We are responding, and we are taking this very seriously.” That isn’t nearly enough, advocates and some citizens say, after the second unsolved killing of a transgender woman in as many months, and the fourth in two years. The killings have cast fresh light on efforts... Baltimore • The day after Mia Henderson’s body was found in a Baltimore alley, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts invited members of the city’s LGBT community to a meeting. “We are listening. We are paying attention,” he told them. “We are responding, and we are taking this very seriously.” That isn’t nearly enough, advocates and some citizens say, after the second unsolved killing of a transgender woman in as many months, and the fourth in two years. The killings have cast fresh light on efforts... 58355043@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:27:02 MDT California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355039-68/plastic-bag-bags-angeles.html.csp Sacramento, Calif. • California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. SB270 cleared the Senate on a 22-15 vote Friday and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. It was approved by the Assembly a day earlier. Senators who had previously opposed the bill, including incoming Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat, this time supported the measure after protections were added for plastic bag manufacturers... Sacramento, Calif. • California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. SB270 cleared the Senate on a 22-15 vote Friday and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. It was approved by the Assembly a day earlier. Senators who had previously opposed the bill, including incoming Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat, this time supported the measure after protections were added for plastic bag manufacturers... 58355039@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:26:02 MDT Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355035-68/women-construction-industry-harassment.html.csp New York • Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she’s back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter. “I anticipate a lot of hard work,” she said amid instruction in sawing techniques. “I believe it’s going to pay off.” If Moreno’s six-week training program in New York City leads to a full-time job, she’ll have bucked long odds. On this Labor Day weeken... New York • Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she’s back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter. “I anticipate a lot of hard work,” she said amid instruction in sawing techniques. “I believe it’s going to pay off.” If Moreno’s six-week training program in New York City leads to a full-time job, she’ll have bucked long odds. On this Labor Day weeken... 58355035@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:25:02 MDT Corvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355033-68/museum-hole-sinkhole-cars.html.csp A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won’t be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. The museum’s board of directors voted Saturday to fill in the entire hole that opened up in February and became an Internet sensation. Curiosity over the hole revved up attendance and revenue for the museum in Bowling Green, an hour north of Nashville, Tennessee. Board members reversed course by deciding against preserving a section of the gaping hole. Mindful o... A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won’t be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. The museum’s board of directors voted Saturday to fill in the entire hole that opened up in February and became an Internet sensation. Curiosity over the hole revved up attendance and revenue for the museum in Bowling Green, an hour north of Nashville, Tennessee. Board members reversed course by deciding against preserving a section of the gaping hole. Mindful o... 58355033@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:24:02 MDT BYU football: Replacement corners help Cougars hold down UConn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58354060-77/davis-mendenhall-byu-preator.html.csp East Hartford, Conn. • BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall was impressed with the play of his fill-in cornerbacks. Cougar quarterback Taysom Hill appreciated the work of some of the best scout-team defensive backs in the country. After all of the uncertainty and speculation that spiced preseason practice, BYU survived its personnel issues in a 35-10 win over Connecticut on Friday at Rentschler Field. Fill-in cornerbacks Jordan Preator and Michael Davis held up well, according to Mendenhall, and Hill lik... East Hartford, Conn. • BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall was impressed with the play of his fill-in cornerbacks. Cougar quarterback Taysom Hill appreciated the work of some of the best scout-team defensive backs in the country. After all of the uncertainty and speculation that spiced preseason practice, BYU survived its personnel issues in a 35-10 win over Connecticut on Friday at Rentschler Field. Fill-in cornerbacks Jordan Preator and Michael Davis held up well, according to Mendenhall, and Hill lik... 58354060@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:14:14 MDT Utah State football: Chuckie-for-Heisman hinges on opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58350882-77/heisman-keeton-aggies-campaign.html.csp Logan • Seeing his image and the words “Chuckie4Heisman” plastered on the front of notebooks at the Mountain West Conference’s media gathering prompted Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton to say he was going to pass out the notebooks to his teammates. “I’m going to make sure they take them to class,” he joked. While Keeton’s good-natured take on all the publicity has made him a popular media figure in college football, Utah State’s Heisman campaign is no joking matter. Never before has the sch... Logan • Seeing his image and the words “Chuckie4Heisman” plastered on the front of notebooks at the Mountain West Conference’s media gathering prompted Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton to say he was going to pass out the notebooks to his teammates. “I’m going to make sure they take them to class,” he joked. While Keeton’s good-natured take on all the publicity has made him a popular media figure in college football, Utah State’s Heisman campaign is no joking matter. Never before has the sch... 58350882@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:51:34 MDT Riverton proposes raising cap on backyard chickens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352488-90/acre-adding-backyard-chickens.html.csp Riverton • The city Planning Commission has recommended approval of an ordinance amendment that would allow homeowners to have up to six backyard chickens on a lot of half an acre or smaller. The proposal, endorsed on a 3-2 vote of the commission Thursday night, must go before the City Council for final approval and no date has yet been set for that consideration. Currently, Riverton allows just two pets — including chickens — per household. The recommended change did not sit well with Michae... Riverton • The city Planning Commission has recommended approval of an ordinance amendment that would allow homeowners to have up to six backyard chickens on a lot of half an acre or smaller. The proposal, endorsed on a 3-2 vote of the commission Thursday night, must go before the City Council for final approval and no date has yet been set for that consideration. Currently, Riverton allows just two pets — including chickens — per household. The recommended change did not sit well with Michae... 58352488@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:50:35 MDT Living history: Utah’s working women fought for their rights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353076-78/women-utah-workers-working.html.csp At the turn of the 20th century, American industrialism brought Utah women out of their homes and into the workplace. Whether on the farm or in the home, western women have always shared labor responsibilities. However, when ready-made clothes, commercial laundries, factory processed foods and industry production of domestic items relieved many household chores, such innovations created job opportunities for women. “Agriculture and mining dominated the economic life of [Utah],” historian Mar... At the turn of the 20th century, American industrialism brought Utah women out of their homes and into the workplace. Whether on the farm or in the home, western women have always shared labor responsibilities. However, when ready-made clothes, commercial laundries, factory processed foods and industry production of domestic items relieved many household chores, such innovations created job opportunities for women. “Agriculture and mining dominated the economic life of [Utah],” historian Mar... 58353076@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:47:00 MDT Utah football: Cleaning up run D, offensive line top priorities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58352299-77/offensive-utes-athleted-game.html.csp Here’s a term Kyle Whittingham used Thursday night that he might want to copyright: “out-athleted.” When Kaelin Clay slipped through the fingers of would-be tacklers as he danced to the end zone on returns, he “out-athleted” Idaho State. Devontae Booker “out-athleted” all the linebackers he cut past or bowled over by leaning into them. The offensive linemen that Nate Orchard ripped through as he got 2.5 sacks? All of them, “out-athleted.” That’s something that happens against an FCS team, which ... Here’s a term Kyle Whittingham used Thursday night that he might want to copyright: “out-athleted.” When Kaelin Clay slipped through the fingers of would-be tacklers as he danced to the end zone on returns, he “out-athleted” Idaho State. Devontae Booker “out-athleted” all the linebackers he cut past or bowled over by leaning into them. The offensive linemen that Nate Orchard ripped through as he got 2.5 sacks? All of them, “out-athleted.” That’s something that happens against an FCS team, which ... 58352299@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:41:51 MDT Editor column: Online readers are about to get a new Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351917-78/sltrib-com-tribune-utah.html.csp In coming days, visitors to sltrib.com will see something different: a cleaner design with many entry points to the rich content produced by our newsroom. Content will be organized in a number of ways on the new sltrib.com, including stories that are trending, a list of the latest breaking news, and a column of editor’s picks — stories that are important, or particularly good reads, and deserving of reader attention. The new look will draw attention to the photojournalism produced by The Tribun... In coming days, visitors to sltrib.com will see something different: a cleaner design with many entry points to the rich content produced by our newsroom. Content will be organized in a number of ways on the new sltrib.com, including stories that are trending, a list of the latest breaking news, and a column of editor’s picks — stories that are important, or particularly good reads, and deserving of reader attention. The new look will draw attention to the photojournalism produced by The Tribun... 58351917@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:32:53 MDT Concert photos: Earth, Wind & Fire electrifies the elements at Red Butte Garden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58326294-223/butte-fire-garden-lake.html.csp Earth, Wind & Fire, the legendary soul/funk/disco band, played a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City on Friday, electrifying the crowd with dance moves and a long list of hits starting with the opener “Boogie Wonderland.” Here are photos from the show. Earth, Wind & Fire, the legendary soul/funk/disco band, played a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City on Friday, electrifying the crowd with dance moves and a long list of hits starting with the opener “Boogie Wonderland.” Here are photos from the show. 58326294@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:05:48 MDT Op-ed: Why the criminal case against Rich Koerber was dismissed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58344681-82/koerber-case-government-judge.html.csp Several days ago, The Salt Lake Tribune raised questions about the federal court’s dismissal of the criminal case against businessman Rick Koerber. I’ve represented Koerber in that matter for almost five years. The record – 472 entries on the court docket – reveals some of the answers the newspaper is looking for. In May 2009, when Koerber was first indicted, Utah Commerce Director Francine Giani and federal prosecutors held a press conference to congratulate themselves for pursuing the case “... Several days ago, The Salt Lake Tribune raised questions about the federal court’s dismissal of the criminal case against businessman Rick Koerber. I’ve represented Koerber in that matter for almost five years. The record – 472 entries on the court docket – reveals some of the answers the newspaper is looking for. In May 2009, when Koerber was first indicted, Utah Commerce Director Francine Giani and federal prosecutors held a press conference to congratulate themselves for pursuing the case “... 58344681@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:06:01 MDT Op-ed: It’s time to put a woman’s health, safety and rights first http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352026-82/care-health-abortion-woman.html.csp In states across the country, politicians are passing laws that single out abortion care for regulations that apply to no other similar medical practices. As a result, a woman’s ability to access safe, legal, essential reproductive health care in the United States today varies widely from state to state. This means a woman in Utah does not have the same access to health care that a woman living in Colorado does. That simply isn’t fair. As an obstetrician-gynecologist serving Utah women and th... In states across the country, politicians are passing laws that single out abortion care for regulations that apply to no other similar medical practices. As a result, a woman’s ability to access safe, legal, essential reproductive health care in the United States today varies widely from state to state. This means a woman in Utah does not have the same access to health care that a woman living in Colorado does. That simply isn’t fair. As an obstetrician-gynecologist serving Utah women and th... 58352026@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:04:02 MDT Here are 9 expert cosplay tips to dress up Salt Lake Comic Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58326550-223/costume-comic-con-mcgrew.html.csp At Salt Lake Comic Con, you’ll see Han Solo in carbonite, the TARDIS from “Doctor Who,” Lou Ferrigno, Stan Lee and authentic statues from “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings.” But mostly, you’ll see regular folks dressed up as their favorite characters during the second annual event running Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 4-6. (Visit saltlakecomiccon.com for details.) It’s a tradition called cosplay, and Brooke Wilkins describes it as Halloween for the rest of the year. She can usually be fou... At Salt Lake Comic Con, you’ll see Han Solo in carbonite, the TARDIS from “Doctor Who,” Lou Ferrigno, Stan Lee and authentic statues from “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings.” But mostly, you’ll see regular folks dressed up as their favorite characters during the second annual event running Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 4-6. (Visit saltlakecomiccon.com for details.) It’s a tradition called cosplay, and Brooke Wilkins describes it as Halloween for the rest of the year. She can usually be fou... 58326550@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:48 MDT Pat Richards hands over Utah Symphony | Utah Opera board leadership to Dave Petersen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58331155-223/richards-utah-board-symphony.html.csp Dave Petersen knows he’s stepping into big shoes. “Pat might be the best symphony board chair ever, and not just in Utah,” O.C. Tanner CEO Petersen said of retired banker Patricia A. Richards, whom he will succeed as head of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera board effective Monday. Richards joined the Utah Opera board in 1994, stayed on through the company’s 2002 merger with the Utah Symphony and became chairwoman in 2005, a few months after orchestra members approached reporters with the news that... Dave Petersen knows he’s stepping into big shoes. “Pat might be the best symphony board chair ever, and not just in Utah,” O.C. Tanner CEO Petersen said of retired banker Patricia A. Richards, whom he will succeed as head of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera board effective Monday. Richards joined the Utah Opera board in 1994, stayed on through the company’s 2002 merger with the Utah Symphony and became chairwoman in 2005, a few months after orchestra members approached reporters with the news that... 58331155@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:48 MDT Here are 5 things you won’t want to miss at Salt Lake Comic Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58338697-223/salt-comic-lake-con.html.csp Making a schedule for Salt Lake Comic Con, which starts Thursday, Sept. 4, can be daunting — because no matter what you’re doing, there’s always something else you’ll have to miss. Digging through the lists of hundreds of panels and celebrity appearances, The Salt Lake Tribune has picked five events that should be worth seeking out. They’re not necessarily the biggest draws, but they should prove to be among the most fascinating. Colin Baker / Paul McGann • These two actors have portrayed The ... Making a schedule for Salt Lake Comic Con, which starts Thursday, Sept. 4, can be daunting — because no matter what you’re doing, there’s always something else you’ll have to miss. Digging through the lists of hundreds of panels and celebrity appearances, The Salt Lake Tribune has picked five events that should be worth seeking out. They’re not necessarily the biggest draws, but they should prove to be among the most fascinating. Colin Baker / Paul McGann • These two actors have portrayed The ... 58338697@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:48 MDT Ballet West’s Beer and Ballet fundraiser is Sept. 6 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58339873-223/ballet-beer-west-fundraiser.html.csp Sip craft beer, sample good food and enjoy a performance of new choreography from Ballet West artists during the Beer & Ballet fundraiser. It takes place Saturday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. All proceeds benefit Ballet West’s educational and artistic programs. During the evening, guests can mingle with choreographers and dancers while enjoying beer and food from Epic Brewing Co. a... Sip craft beer, sample good food and enjoy a performance of new choreography from Ballet West artists during the Beer & Ballet fundraiser. It takes place Saturday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. All proceeds benefit Ballet West’s educational and artistic programs. During the evening, guests can mingle with choreographers and dancers while enjoying beer and food from Epic Brewing Co. a... 58339873@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:48 MDT Concert preview: Time Jumpers and Vince Gill will make a stop at Deer Valley http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58343167-223/jumpers-gill-vince-taylor.html.csp The Park City Institute will wrap up its St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights summer concerts at Deer Valley on Aug. 30 with a big swing. Some of Nashville’s best studio musicians — accordionist and keyboardist Jeff Taylor, bassist Brad Albin, fiddlers Larry Franklin, Kenny Sears and Joe Spivey, steel guitarist Paul Franklin, acoustic guitarist “Ranger Doug” Green, electric guitarist Andy Reiss, drummer Billy Thomas, vocalist Dawn Sears and electric guitarist Vince Gill, collectively known as the ... The Park City Institute will wrap up its St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights summer concerts at Deer Valley on Aug. 30 with a big swing. Some of Nashville’s best studio musicians — accordionist and keyboardist Jeff Taylor, bassist Brad Albin, fiddlers Larry Franklin, Kenny Sears and Joe Spivey, steel guitarist Paul Franklin, acoustic guitarist “Ranger Doug” Green, electric guitarist Andy Reiss, drummer Billy Thomas, vocalist Dawn Sears and electric guitarist Vince Gill, collectively known as the ... 58343167@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:48 MDT Special screenings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58348566-223/belle-festival-park-tickets.html.csp ‘Charley’s Aunt’ The Organ Loft kicks off its fall season with the 1925 silent comedy “Charley’s Aunt,” starring Syd Chaplin as the hapless college student forced to masquerade as his classmate’s aunt. Also on the bill: “Pay Day,” a short starring brothers Syd and Charlie Chaplin. Blaine Gale accompanies on the mighty Wurlitzer organ. When • Thursday and Friday, Sept. 4-5, 7:30 p.m. Where • The Organ Loft, 3331 S. Edison St., South Salt Lake Tickets • $6; $5 for children; call 801-485-9265... ‘Charley’s Aunt’ The Organ Loft kicks off its fall season with the 1925 silent comedy “Charley’s Aunt,” starring Syd Chaplin as the hapless college student forced to masquerade as his classmate’s aunt. Also on the bill: “Pay Day,” a short starring brothers Syd and Charlie Chaplin. Blaine Gale accompanies on the mighty Wurlitzer organ. When • Thursday and Friday, Sept. 4-5, 7:30 p.m. Where • The Organ Loft, 3331 S. Edison St., South Salt Lake Tickets • $6; $5 for children; call 801-485-9265... 58348566@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:48 MDT DVD review: Costner scores in sharp comedy ‘Draft Day’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58348624-223/sonny-draft-costner-browns.html.csp Grade • B+ DVD •Few movies dare attempt the fast-talking pacing of “His Girl Friday,” and even fewer stand up to the comparison. “Draft Day” does, thanks to Kevin Costner’s cagey performance as Sonny Weaver Jr., the haggard general manager of the rebuilding Cleveland Browns. It’s the day of the NFL Draft, and Sonny is under pressure from the team owner (Frank Langella) to make a splashy draft pick, but he’s also getting an earful from his coach (Denis Leary), his veteran QB (Tom Welling) and ... Grade • B+ DVD •Few movies dare attempt the fast-talking pacing of “His Girl Friday,” and even fewer stand up to the comparison. “Draft Day” does, thanks to Kevin Costner’s cagey performance as Sonny Weaver Jr., the haggard general manager of the rebuilding Cleveland Browns. It’s the day of the NFL Draft, and Sonny is under pressure from the team owner (Frank Langella) to make a splashy draft pick, but he’s also getting an earful from his coach (Denis Leary), his veteran QB (Tom Welling) and ... 58348624@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:48 MDT DVD review: Tension builds slowly but surely in eco-terror thriller ‘Night Moves’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58348625-223/reichardt-moves-builds-eco.html.csp Grade • A- DVD •Director Kelly Reichardt builds the tension slowly, but with inexorable menace, in “Night Moves,” a smart and chilling thriller. Josh (Jesse Eisenberg) and Dena (Dakota Fanning) are Oregon environmental activists who are about to cross over into eco-terrorism, as they buy a boat they intend to fill with explosives to blow up a hydroelectric dam. They enlist Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard), an ex-Marine who’s living off the grid, to help carry out their plan. The script, by Reichardt ... Grade • A- DVD •Director Kelly Reichardt builds the tension slowly, but with inexorable menace, in “Night Moves,” a smart and chilling thriller. Josh (Jesse Eisenberg) and Dena (Dakota Fanning) are Oregon environmental activists who are about to cross over into eco-terrorism, as they buy a boat they intend to fill with explosives to blow up a hydroelectric dam. They enlist Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard), an ex-Marine who’s living off the grid, to help carry out their plan. The script, by Reichardt ... 58348625@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:48 MDT Salt Lake County closes Chinese restaurant in Midvale http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58351915-223/restaurant-violations-department-health.html.csp The Salt Lake County Health Department closed Rice King restaurant in Midvale on Thursday for creating an “imminent health hazard due to excessive critical violations.” According to a notice on the department website, the restaurant, at 755 E. Fort Union Blvd., received 45 code violations. Among the problems: • Raw meat contaminating clean dishes. • Dish soap contaminating raw shrimp. • Food being prepared on the floor. • Rice noodles being stored in a cardboard box. • Tooth brush below drink ... The Salt Lake County Health Department closed Rice King restaurant in Midvale on Thursday for creating an “imminent health hazard due to excessive critical violations.” According to a notice on the department website, the restaurant, at 755 E. Fort Union Blvd., received 45 code violations. Among the problems: • Raw meat contaminating clean dishes. • Dish soap contaminating raw shrimp. • Food being prepared on the floor. • Rice noodles being stored in a cardboard box. • Tooth brush below drink ... 58351915@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:48 MDT The case against binge-watching TV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58352656-223/watching-episodes-binge-watched.html.csp It’s no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits. Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching — going through several episodes of a TV show in a single stretch. In the old days, of course, people watched one episode a week. That changed with digital video recorders and Internet streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. DVDs and online services also make it possible to start shows from the beginning, even years after the finale has a... It’s no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits. Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching — going through several episodes of a TV show in a single stretch. In the old days, of course, people watched one episode a week. That changed with digital video recorders and Internet streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. DVDs and online services also make it possible to start shows from the beginning, even years after the finale has a... 58352656@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:48 MDT Labor Day Weekend Express: Yoga, sheep, storytelling, ukuleles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58340022-223/com-information-www-admission.html.csp Plan your Labor Day weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Soldier Hollow Classic sheepdog trials • In addition to watching more than 40 international teams of border collies and their handlers herd a flock of sheep in timed trials, spectators will find activities for kids, dog agility contests and splash dogs plus live entertainment and food. Information, www.so... Plan your Labor Day weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Soldier Hollow Classic sheepdog trials • In addition to watching more than 40 international teams of border collies and their handlers herd a flock of sheep in timed trials, spectators will find activities for kids, dog agility contests and splash dogs plus live entertainment and food. Information, www.so... 58340022@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:48:41 MDT Washington Post: West must make Putin pay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58351363-82/putin-ukraine-russian-russia.html.csp If any international norm can still be called uncontroversial, it is the stricture against cross-border aggression by one sovereign state against another. Certainly any failure to enforce it in one place invites violations elsewhere. That is why Vladimir Putin’s decision to send Russian forces openly into Ukraine is a watershed, not a mere “continuation of what’s been taking place for months,” as President Barack Obama understated the case Thursday. If Putin does not pay a high price for this na... If any international norm can still be called uncontroversial, it is the stricture against cross-border aggression by one sovereign state against another. Certainly any failure to enforce it in one place invites violations elsewhere. That is why Vladimir Putin’s decision to send Russian forces openly into Ukraine is a watershed, not a mere “continuation of what’s been taking place for months,” as President Barack Obama understated the case Thursday. If Putin does not pay a high price for this na... 58351363@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:01:05 MDT Washington Post: A climate for change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58351401-82/emissions-countries-carbon-china.html.csp Probably the most persuasive argument against U.S. action on global warming is China. No U.S.-only initiative can stop the planet from warming. Any effective response to climate change will require broad, international effort. All true. But such coordination is not as out of reach as many believe. It is quite possible — if the United States does its part. The European Union has been shrinking its carbon footprint for years, proof that the United States will not be cutting emissions alone. A 2013... Probably the most persuasive argument against U.S. action on global warming is China. No U.S.-only initiative can stop the planet from warming. Any effective response to climate change will require broad, international effort. All true. But such coordination is not as out of reach as many believe. It is quite possible — if the United States does its part. The European Union has been shrinking its carbon footprint for years, proof that the United States will not be cutting emissions alone. A 2013... 58351401@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:01:05 MDT Good leader? Sister is a control freak http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58339534-223/party-sister-visit-carolyn.html.csp Dear Carolyn • I have no idea why this annoys me this much, but my sister is a control freak. Recent example is that her husband and daughter will be visiting for a single overnight, but of course they can’t call and make arrangements themselves. So she calls with a demand that we throw a party for my father the night they’re here. Does my father want this party? No. Will my brother and his family contribute? No, but they’ll show up to inhale food. Every single person, including the 8- and 12-ye... Dear Carolyn • I have no idea why this annoys me this much, but my sister is a control freak. Recent example is that her husband and daughter will be visiting for a single overnight, but of course they can’t call and make arrangements themselves. So she calls with a demand that we throw a party for my father the night they’re here. Does my father want this party? No. Will my brother and his family contribute? No, but they’ll show up to inhale food. Every single person, including the 8- and 12-ye... 58339534@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:01:03 MDT Baby’s name will not ease family’s guilt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58339535-223/family-child-baby-ben.html.csp Dear Carolyn • My husband and I are expecting our first child. We have been receiving a lot of family pressure to name him after my uncle “Ben.” Ben suffered from severe depression and bipolar disorder his entire life; two years ago he committed suicide. There was quite the family drama 10 years ago, and our relationship with him was severed. I never knew the whole story except that the incident was “unforgivable.” Understandably, the entire situation is surrounded by “what-ifs.” There is a lot ... Dear Carolyn • My husband and I are expecting our first child. We have been receiving a lot of family pressure to name him after my uncle “Ben.” Ben suffered from severe depression and bipolar disorder his entire life; two years ago he committed suicide. There was quite the family drama 10 years ago, and our relationship with him was severed. I never knew the whole story except that the incident was “unforgivable.” Understandably, the entire situation is surrounded by “what-ifs.” There is a lot ... 58339535@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:01:03 MDT Obstacle course challenges Utah motorcycle squad candidates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351487-78/motorcycle-obstacle-squad-candidates.html.csp The Salt Lake City Police Department on Friday began its annual motor school at the Utah State Fairpark for officers interested in assignment to the motorcycle squad. The two-week school makes certain each candidate can operate a motorcycle under the different scenarios routinely encountered by motor officers, according to a press release. Riders must prove their skill by successfully navigating a variety of obstacle courses, as well as pass a braking exam. The Salt Lake City Police Department on Friday began its annual motor school at the Utah State Fairpark for officers interested in assignment to the motorcycle squad. The two-week school makes certain each candidate can operate a motorcycle under the different scenarios routinely encountered by motor officers, according to a press release. Riders must prove their skill by successfully navigating a variety of obstacle courses, as well as pass a braking exam. 58351487@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:54:08 MDT Utah commission rejects proposed fee for solar homes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352345-78/commission-company-customers-energy.html.csp Utahns with rooftop solar panels won’t face a new fee from Rocky Mountain Power after the Utah Public Service Commission ruled Friday that the utility company failed to prove such a charge is “just and reasonable.” But this contentious debate pitting the state’s largest electric company against environmental groups isn’t going away. The Commission is open to revisiting the issue as long as Rocky Mountain Power can provide some hard data proving these customers should be treated differently than... Utahns with rooftop solar panels won’t face a new fee from Rocky Mountain Power after the Utah Public Service Commission ruled Friday that the utility company failed to prove such a charge is “just and reasonable.” But this contentious debate pitting the state’s largest electric company against environmental groups isn’t going away. The Commission is open to revisiting the issue as long as Rocky Mountain Power can provide some hard data proving these customers should be treated differently than... 58352345@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:54:08 MDT BYU football: Cougars beat UConn in sloppy opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58352766-77/hill-byu-cougars-mendenhall.html.csp East Hartford, Conn. • They will get no style points for this one, and coaches will have plenty of mistakes, bone-headed penalties and other miscues to point out in film sessions next week, but the BYU Cougars got what they needed most after last year’s opening-game debacle on the East Coast. A road victory. In a herky-jerky performance marred by penalties and a couple of turnovers that allowed the game to stay closer than it probably should have been, the Cougars cruised past UConn 35-10 in fro... East Hartford, Conn. • They will get no style points for this one, and coaches will have plenty of mistakes, bone-headed penalties and other miscues to point out in film sessions next week, but the BYU Cougars got what they needed most after last year’s opening-game debacle on the East Coast. A road victory. In a herky-jerky performance marred by penalties and a couple of turnovers that allowed the game to stay closer than it probably should have been, the Cougars cruised past UConn 35-10 in fro... 58352766@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:42:53 MDT BYU Football: Penalties hold back Cougar offense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58353235-77/byu-penalties-cougars-mendenhall.html.csp East Hartford, Conn. ­• Summing up Friday’s 35-10 win over UConn at Rentschler Field, BYU receiver Mitch Mathews said if the Cougars had cut down on the penalties and turnovers, they probably would have scored every time. But that was a big if, it turns out. The Cougars committed 15 penalties for 150 yards — including 11 for 95 in an ugly, flag-filled first half that seemed to last forever. They also fumbled the ball away twice and missed a 33-yard field goal. In other words, there’s plenty to w... East Hartford, Conn. ­• Summing up Friday’s 35-10 win over UConn at Rentschler Field, BYU receiver Mitch Mathews said if the Cougars had cut down on the penalties and turnovers, they probably would have scored every time. But that was a big if, it turns out. The Cougars committed 15 penalties for 150 yards — including 11 for 95 in an ugly, flag-filled first half that seemed to last forever. They also fumbled the ball away twice and missed a 33-yard field goal. In other words, there’s plenty to w... 58353235@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:32:30 MDT Real Salt Lake: RSL wary of middling Earthquakes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58347655-77/rsl-jose-san-forward.html.csp Earlier this week Tony Beltran opened up a web browser and started doing some research. The 26-year-old Real Salt Lake defender was trying to figure out the last time — if ever — the standings in his Western Conference have been this neck-and-neck with nine weeks remaining in the Major League Soccer schedule. “It’s never been this close with this many teams,” Beltran concluded. “Each game from this point out is absolutely pivotal.” Case in point: On the morning of Aug. 20, Real Salt Lake woke up... Earlier this week Tony Beltran opened up a web browser and started doing some research. The 26-year-old Real Salt Lake defender was trying to figure out the last time — if ever — the standings in his Western Conference have been this neck-and-neck with nine weeks remaining in the Major League Soccer schedule. “It’s never been this close with this many teams,” Beltran concluded. “Each game from this point out is absolutely pivotal.” Case in point: On the morning of Aug. 20, Real Salt Lake woke up... 58347655@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:56 MDT Utah State football: Ex-Vol Gray makes Tennessee return http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58350894-77/gray-tennessee-state-utah.html.csp Logan • Utah State cornerback Daniel Gray doesn’t hide the fact he didn’t like redshirting last season. “It sucked,” he said. “You’re sitting there watching your friends do stuff you can’t do and if they lose, you have to sit there because you can’t do anything about it.” Well, Gray is ready to bust out of that so-called redshirt on turf with which he is extremely familiar. Gray played eight games at Tennessee as a true freshman before transferring to Utah State last season where he joined his ... Logan • Utah State cornerback Daniel Gray doesn’t hide the fact he didn’t like redshirting last season. “It sucked,” he said. “You’re sitting there watching your friends do stuff you can’t do and if they lose, you have to sit there because you can’t do anything about it.” Well, Gray is ready to bust out of that so-called redshirt on turf with which he is extremely familiar. Gray played eight games at Tennessee as a true freshman before transferring to Utah State last season where he joined his ... 58350894@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:56 MDT NCAA grants Utah State’s Harris another year of eligibility http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58352152-77/state-harris-utah-season.html.csp Logan • Utah State forward Sean Harris has been granted a medical waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible again next season. Harris played five games in 2011-12 at Yuba (Calif.) College before suffering a knee injury. He was injured again prior to the 2012-13 season and did not play. Last year, Harris saw action in 10 games for Utah State. He started on Senior Night against Wyoming and finished with four points and three rebounds. He ended up being voted the Aggies’ most inspirational player by ... Logan • Utah State forward Sean Harris has been granted a medical waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible again next season. Harris played five games in 2011-12 at Yuba (Calif.) College before suffering a knee injury. He was injured again prior to the 2012-13 season and did not play. Last year, Harris saw action in 10 games for Utah State. He started on Senior Night against Wyoming and finished with four points and three rebounds. He ended up being voted the Aggies’ most inspirational player by ... 58352152@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:56 MDT Prep football: Bountiful 21, Viewmont 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58352998-190/bountiful-yard-touchdown-viewmont.html.csp Bountiful • Short-handed on offense and stunned at the start on defense, Bountiful didn’t waver. Instead, the Braves took control. Bountiful overcame an early two-touchdown deficit with a dominant defensive effort to beat host Viewmont 21-14 on Friday night. Junior Austin Parkinson intercepted two passes, the latter in the end zone to thwart the Vikings’ final drive. “I was reading quick slant and just jumped in front of it,” said Parkinson, who also threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Kaden Larse... Bountiful • Short-handed on offense and stunned at the start on defense, Bountiful didn’t waver. Instead, the Braves took control. Bountiful overcame an early two-touchdown deficit with a dominant defensive effort to beat host Viewmont 21-14 on Friday night. Junior Austin Parkinson intercepted two passes, the latter in the end zone to thwart the Vikings’ final drive. “I was reading quick slant and just jumped in front of it,” said Parkinson, who also threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Kaden Larse... 58352998@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:55 MDT Golf: Ryan Palmer leads Deutsche Bank Championship by two strokes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58352999-77/round-palmer-deutsche-friday.html.csp Norton, Mass. • Ryan Palmer took only 21 putts Friday at TPC Boston and birdied half of his holes. That gave him an 8-under 63 and a two-shot lead over Keegan Bradley after the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Palmer didn’t miss a putt inside 15 feet and closed out his round with a pitching wedge to 18 feet, making the downhill putt for his ninth birdie. Bradley matched his low round of the season, though what meant more was the timing. This is the final week before U.S. captain... Norton, Mass. • Ryan Palmer took only 21 putts Friday at TPC Boston and birdied half of his holes. That gave him an 8-under 63 and a two-shot lead over Keegan Bradley after the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Palmer didn’t miss a putt inside 15 feet and closed out his round with a pitching wedge to 18 feet, making the downhill putt for his ninth birdie. Bradley matched his low round of the season, though what meant more was the timing. This is the final week before U.S. captain... 58352999@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:55 MDT Golf: Holes-in-one http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58353116-77/136-aaron-amet-comnietur.html.csp Hobble Creek. Connor Dehlin. No. 14, 136 yards. With Dana Moorman, Aaron Wonacott. Hobble Creek. Connor Dehlin. No. 14, 136 yards. With Dana Moorman, Aaron Wonacott. 58353116@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:55 MDT College football: No. 8 Michigan State routs Jacksonville State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58353792-77/state-cook-michigan-jacksonville.html.csp East Lansing, Mich. • Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter — and withstood a hit to his leg that left him momentarily hobbled — to help No. 8 Michigan State to an easy 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State on Friday night. Cook completed his first nine passes in a nearly flawless performance, but for a brief moment there was concern that the talented junior had hurt himself. Cook made a nice throw on the run to Tony Lippett for a 64-yard touchdown to open the scoring, bu... East Lansing, Mich. • Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter — and withstood a hit to his leg that left him momentarily hobbled — to help No. 8 Michigan State to an easy 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State on Friday night. Cook completed his first nine passes in a nearly flawless performance, but for a brief moment there was concern that the talented junior had hurt himself. Cook made a nice throw on the run to Tony Lippett for a 64-yard touchdown to open the scoring, bu... 58353792@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:55 MDT Prep football: Taylorsville 17, Murray 13 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58354059-190/murray-taylorsville-warriors-spartans.html.csp Murray • Big plays made a huge difference in Friday night’s battle between neighboring Taylorsville and Murray. Toa Maumau threw touchdown passes of 68 and 40 yards, leading the Warriors to a 17-13 win over the Spartans. Taylorsville improved to 2-0 this season. Murray dropped to 1-1 in the penalty-filled contest that lasted nearly three hours and wasn’t decided until a Warrior interception in the final 40 seconds. Murray took a 3-0 lead on the first possession of the game. The Spartans drove fr... Murray • Big plays made a huge difference in Friday night’s battle between neighboring Taylorsville and Murray. Toa Maumau threw touchdown passes of 68 and 40 yards, leading the Warriors to a 17-13 win over the Spartans. Taylorsville improved to 2-0 this season. Murray dropped to 1-1 in the penalty-filled contest that lasted nearly three hours and wasn’t decided until a Warrior interception in the final 40 seconds. Murray took a 3-0 lead on the first possession of the game. The Spartans drove fr... 58354059@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:55 MDT College football: Colorado St. rallies past Colorado http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58354179-77/colorado-state-hart-rams.html.csp Denver • Transfer Dee Hart rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns in his Colorado State debut to help the Rams rally for a 31-17 win over Colorado on Friday night. Colorado State’s Treyous Jarrells finished with 121 yards, giving the Rams two 100-yard running backs in a game for the first time since 1996. After Colorado State trailed most of the game, Garrett Grayson put the Rams on top for good with a 16-yard TD pass to Rashard Higgins early in the fourth quarter. Hart extended the lead minute... Denver • Transfer Dee Hart rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns in his Colorado State debut to help the Rams rally for a 31-17 win over Colorado on Friday night. Colorado State’s Treyous Jarrells finished with 121 yards, giving the Rams two 100-yard running backs in a game for the first time since 1996. After Colorado State trailed most of the game, Garrett Grayson put the Rams on top for good with a 16-yard TD pass to Rashard Higgins early in the fourth quarter. Hart extended the lead minute... 58354179@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:55 MDT SUU football • Southern Utah looks for repeat upset in opener against Nevada http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58352270-77/lamb-nevada-season-southern.html.csp Reno • Southern Utah opened last season with an upset victory and used it as a springboard to the Thunderbirds’ first-ever playoff berth. Can SUU do it again? On Saturday, Southern Utah begins a new season at Nevada. Kickoff is 1 p.m. MDT. In their opener a year ago, the Thunderbirds rallied for a 22-21 victory at South Alabama. SUU eventually finished 8-4 in the regular season and secured an at-large bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. According to coach Ed Lamb, the Thunder... Reno • Southern Utah opened last season with an upset victory and used it as a springboard to the Thunderbirds’ first-ever playoff berth. Can SUU do it again? On Saturday, Southern Utah begins a new season at Nevada. Kickoff is 1 p.m. MDT. In their opener a year ago, the Thunderbirds rallied for a 22-21 victory at South Alabama. SUU eventually finished 8-4 in the regular season and secured an at-large bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. According to coach Ed Lamb, the Thunder... 58352270@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:27:16 MDT De Marchi wins 7th Vuelta stage, Valverde leads http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351729-77/stage-marchi-valverde-vuelta.html.csp Alcaudete, Spain • Alessandro de Marchi of Italy pulled away from a small breakaway group to win an accident-filled seventh stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Friday, while Alejandro Valverde maintained the overall lead. Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome fell early in the stage and cut his right hip, but he managed to get back on his bike and finished strong, shaving a few seconds off Valverde’s lead. De Marchi, riding for Cannondale, shed the other three escapees and rode alone for the la... Alcaudete, Spain • Alessandro de Marchi of Italy pulled away from a small breakaway group to win an accident-filled seventh stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Friday, while Alejandro Valverde maintained the overall lead. Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome fell early in the stage and cut his right hip, but he managed to get back on his bike and finished strong, shaving a few seconds off Valverde’s lead. De Marchi, riding for Cannondale, shed the other three escapees and rode alone for the la... 58351729@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:58:43 MDT US opens basketball worlds vs Finns and their fans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351732-77/finland-team-fans-wild.html.csp Bilbao, Spain • They are the biggest thing in Bilbao, backed by 8,000 fans — not to mention some Angry Birds — whose free-spending boosters are such believers they’ve already started lining up transportation to the second round. And if looking good in the stands meant as much as on the court when Finland received a debated wild card to the FIBA Basketball World Cup, that’s not the players’ problem. Their goal is to make the fans’ trip worthwhile. A strong performance against the U.S. would be a... Bilbao, Spain • They are the biggest thing in Bilbao, backed by 8,000 fans — not to mention some Angry Birds — whose free-spending boosters are such believers they’ve already started lining up transportation to the second round. And if looking good in the stands meant as much as on the court when Finland received a debated wild card to the FIBA Basketball World Cup, that’s not the players’ problem. Their goal is to make the fans’ trip worthwhile. A strong performance against the U.S. would be a... 58351732@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:58:43 MDT Mercedes disciplines Rosberg over Spa collision http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351738-77/rosberg-hamilton-team-drivers.html.csp Nico Rosberg was disciplined by Mercedes on Friday after accepting responsibility for a collision with teammate Lewis Hamilton at last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix that deepened the rift between the two rivals for the drivers’ title. The tension between the Mercedes pair ratcheted up Sunday when Hamilton claimed Rosberg had admitted to deliberately driving into him on the second lap of the race at Spa. The crash effectively ended Hamilton’s hopes of victory — he sustained a puncture to his tire ... Nico Rosberg was disciplined by Mercedes on Friday after accepting responsibility for a collision with teammate Lewis Hamilton at last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix that deepened the rift between the two rivals for the drivers’ title. The tension between the Mercedes pair ratcheted up Sunday when Hamilton claimed Rosberg had admitted to deliberately driving into him on the second lap of the race at Spa. The crash effectively ended Hamilton’s hopes of victory — he sustained a puncture to his tire ... 58351738@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:58:43 MDT Peng beats another seeded player at US Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351766-77/seeded-peng-round-grand.html.csp New York • Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the U.S. Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16. Two days after upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, Peng defeated 28th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. The Chinese veteran had gone two years without making it past the second round at a major tournament before her Wimbledon run this summer. However, she didn’t meet any seeded players in the first three rounds there before losing to eventual champion Petra Kvit... New York • Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the U.S. Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16. Two days after upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, Peng defeated 28th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. The Chinese veteran had gone two years without making it past the second round at a major tournament before her Wimbledon run this summer. However, she didn’t meet any seeded players in the first three rounds there before losing to eventual champion Petra Kvit... 58351766@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:58:43 MDT Brazilian soccer club promises to punish racist fans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351718-77/brazilian-fans-club-gremio.html.csp Sao Paulo • Brazilian club Gremio has promised to help identify and punish the fans who taunted a player in the latest case of racism to taint the national game. The club said Friday it will do all it can to find the fans responsible for monkey taunts directed at Santos goalkeeper Aranha in Thursday’s Brazilian Cup match in Porto Alegre. Aranha complained after the slurs were chanted behind his goal near the end of Santos’ 2-0 win at Arena Gremio. Gremio said it will analyze television images an... Sao Paulo • Brazilian club Gremio has promised to help identify and punish the fans who taunted a player in the latest case of racism to taint the national game. The club said Friday it will do all it can to find the fans responsible for monkey taunts directed at Santos goalkeeper Aranha in Thursday’s Brazilian Cup match in Porto Alegre. Aranha complained after the slurs were chanted behind his goal near the end of Santos’ 2-0 win at Arena Gremio. Gremio said it will analyze television images an... 58351718@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:53:48 MDT Steelers eyeing needs after uneven preseason http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58351721-77/preseason-steelers-needs-eyeing.html.csp Pittsburgh • The Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff has plenty to weigh as it tries to decide on the 53 players who will survive final cuts. The Steelers finished up a lackluster preseason with a 10-0 loss to Carolina on Thursday night. It was the first time the franchise has been shut out in an exhibition in 22 years. Third-string quarterback Landry Jones completed 14 of 19 passes for just 97 yards while playing into the third quarter. Coach Mike Tomlin said he’s not certain if the team needs t... Pittsburgh • The Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff has plenty to weigh as it tries to decide on the 53 players who will survive final cuts. The Steelers finished up a lackluster preseason with a 10-0 loss to Carolina on Thursday night. It was the first time the franchise has been shut out in an exhibition in 22 years. Third-string quarterback Landry Jones completed 14 of 19 passes for just 97 yards while playing into the third quarter. Coach Mike Tomlin said he’s not certain if the team needs t... 58351721@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:53:48 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU quarterback Taysom Hill shines in season opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58353228-88/hill-byu-cougars-season.html.csp East Hartford, Conn As a starting point, the BYU Cougars finished nicely. Mostly, anyway. After leaving so much undone last season, quarterback Taysom Hill and the BYU offense completed a significant chunk of their work Friday in a 35-10 defeat of Connecticut at Rentschler Field. The Cougars’ ability to finish drives in the first half was impressive, and so was their closing shot. Hill’s touchdown run topped a late 90-yard drive that seemingly was a product of some unnecessary urgency, but it ... East Hartford, Conn As a starting point, the BYU Cougars finished nicely. Mostly, anyway. After leaving so much undone last season, quarterback Taysom Hill and the BYU offense completed a significant chunk of their work Friday in a 35-10 defeat of Connecticut at Rentschler Field. The Cougars’ ability to finish drives in the first half was impressive, and so was their closing shot. Hill’s touchdown run topped a late 90-yard drive that seemingly was a product of some unnecessary urgency, but it ... 58353228@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:53:48 MDT