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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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) Golf roundup: Garcia takes lead at Bridgestone with string of birdies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58252160-77/138-137-garcia-69-69.html.csp Akron, Ohio • Sergio Garcia doesn’t know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career. Garcia one-putted the final 11 holes and made birdies on his last seven holes Friday in the Bridgestone Invitational to tie the course record at Firestone with a 9-under 61 and take a three-shot lead into the weekend. He had a birdie putt on every hole on the back nine, missing only a 15-footer at No. 11. Garcia shot 27 on the back nine, a course record. “Just one ... Akron, Ohio • Sergio Garcia doesn’t know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career. Garcia one-putted the final 11 holes and made birdies on his last seven holes Friday in the Bridgestone Invitational to tie the course record at Firestone with a 9-under 61 and take a three-shot lead into the weekend. He had a birdie putt on every hole on the back nine, missing only a 15-footer at No. 11. Garcia shot 27 on the back nine, a course record. “Just one ... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58252160@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:02:01 MDT Feds say seven others aided Jeremy Johnson’s alleged fraud http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251913-78/johnson-companies-works-accounts.html.csp Nearly four years after suing St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson for allegedly defrauding consumers, federal regulators have taken aim at companies and their officers accused of helping him process credit cards. A California company and two from Idaho are accused of aiding Johnson to allegedly defraud consumers through creation of shell companies used to process credit cards. Johnson and four others from his now-defunct I Works company have pleaded not guilty in federal court in Salt Lake Cit... Nearly four years after suing St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson for allegedly defrauding consumers, federal regulators have taken aim at companies and their officers accused of helping him process credit cards. A California company and two from Idaho are accused of aiding Johnson to allegedly defraud consumers through creation of shell companies used to process credit cards. Johnson and four others from his now-defunct I Works company have pleaded not guilty in federal court in Salt Lake Cit... 58251913@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:31:50 MDT Courtney Kruger, prisoner of war in Japan, dies in Utah at 91 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58246193-90/kruger-wright-japanese-lake.html.csp Courtney Kruger, a U.S. soldier who was captured by the Japanese and then spent 3 1/2 years suffering as a prisoner, died Tuesday at the veterans hospital in Salt Lake City. He was 91. Kruger’s daughter, Connie M. Wright, said her father suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, caused by damage to lung tissue. Wright said when doctors recently took X-rays of her father’s lungs, they found severe scarring she assumes came from working in an acid plant while he was a POW in Japan. Kruger was a 19-year... Courtney Kruger, a U.S. soldier who was captured by the Japanese and then spent 3 1/2 years suffering as a prisoner, died Tuesday at the veterans hospital in Salt Lake City. He was 91. Kruger’s daughter, Connie M. Wright, said her father suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, caused by damage to lung tissue. Wright said when doctors recently took X-rays of her father’s lungs, they found severe scarring she assumes came from working in an acid plant while he was a POW in Japan. Kruger was a 19-year... 58246193@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:30:51 MDT Salt Lake City police department clears officer who shot dog http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58250381-78/olsen-kendall-police-department.html.csp The Salt Lake City Police Department said Friday that a police officer “acted within policy” when he shot a dog in its own fenced backyard last month during a search for a missing 3-year-old boy. Officer Brett Olsen reasonably believed deadly force was necessary to protect himself from being killed or seriously injured by the dog, a Weimaraner named Geist, according to the police department. The results of the department’s Internal Affairs investigation are similar to those released Friday by ... The Salt Lake City Police Department said Friday that a police officer “acted within policy” when he shot a dog in its own fenced backyard last month during a search for a missing 3-year-old boy. Officer Brett Olsen reasonably believed deadly force was necessary to protect himself from being killed or seriously injured by the dog, a Weimaraner named Geist, according to the police department. The results of the department’s Internal Affairs investigation are similar to those released Friday by ... 58250381@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:30:15 MDT Culture rose in ancient humans as testosterone fell, study says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251613-78/cieri-testosterone-humans-culture.html.csp Modern culture among ancient humans began to rise as levels of testosterone — associated with macho, aggressive behavior — fell, according to a new study conducted by a University of Utah biology graduate student. Robert Cieri and other researchers studied 1,400 ancient and modern human skulls, finding that their characteristics became more feminine as time progressed, indicating lowering testosterone levels. This reduction in testosterone coincided with leaps forward in human technology and cul... Modern culture among ancient humans began to rise as levels of testosterone — associated with macho, aggressive behavior — fell, according to a new study conducted by a University of Utah biology graduate student. Robert Cieri and other researchers studied 1,400 ancient and modern human skulls, finding that their characteristics became more feminine as time progressed, indicating lowering testosterone levels. This reduction in testosterone coincided with leaps forward in human technology and cul... 58251613@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:28:54 MDT Injured man rescued from Cache County canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58252215-78/canyon-cache-county-peck.html.csp A man was flown out of a Cache County canyon after an ATV rollover. The 45-year-old man was riding ATVs with friends in Millville Canyon on Friday afternoon when his ATV rolled, said Cache County sheriff’s Lt. Doyle Peck. The man had suffered injuries to his leg, arm and ribs, and dispatchers received a call for help about 5:35 p.m. The man was about two miles into the canyon, so a medical helicopter arrived for “to get medical attention to him quicker,” Peck said. The helicopter took off from t... A man was flown out of a Cache County canyon after an ATV rollover. The 45-year-old man was riding ATVs with friends in Millville Canyon on Friday afternoon when his ATV rolled, said Cache County sheriff’s Lt. Doyle Peck. The man had suffered injuries to his leg, arm and ribs, and dispatchers received a call for help about 5:35 p.m. The man was about two miles into the canyon, so a medical helicopter arrived for “to get medical attention to him quicker,” Peck said. The helicopter took off from t... 58252215@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:22:01 MDT Photo gallery: Utahns get first peek inside Ogden’s renovated Mormon temple http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58250986-78/temple-ogden-open-lds.html.csp Top • Guests take photos and explore the grounds of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Ogden Temple, on the first day of the public open house on Friday. Bottom • The temple waiting area in the newly remodeled Mormon Temple. The open house will last thorugh Sept. 6. Free tickets still can be reserved online at templeopenhouse.lds.org. After the open house, LDS leaders will dedicate the temple Sept. 21. Top • Guests take photos and explore the grounds of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Ogden Temple, on the first day of the public open house on Friday. Bottom • The temple waiting area in the newly remodeled Mormon Temple. The open house will last thorugh Sept. 6. Free tickets still can be reserved online at templeopenhouse.lds.org. After the open house, LDS leaders will dedicate the temple Sept. 21. 58250986@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:54:18 MDT Mormon missionaries leaving Sierra Leone and Liberia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251904-78/missionaries-church-liberia-release.html.csp The LDS Church is pulling its missionaries out of Sierra Leone and Liberia as a precaution against the deadly Ebola virus, which has already killed hundreds of people in West Africa. Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in those countries are being “reassigned to other missions,” the Utah-based faith said in a news release Friday. “In recent weeks measures have been taken to reduce risk to missionaries, including asking them to remain in their apartments,” the release... The LDS Church is pulling its missionaries out of Sierra Leone and Liberia as a precaution against the deadly Ebola virus, which has already killed hundreds of people in West Africa. Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in those countries are being “reassigned to other missions,” the Utah-based faith said in a news release Friday. “In recent weeks measures have been taken to reduce risk to missionaries, including asking them to remain in their apartments,” the release... 58251904@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:54:18 MDT Fire shuts down freeway lanes in Utah County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58252150-78/fire-utah-county-lake.html.csp A brush fire near Santaquin has shut down part of Interstate 15. Northbound I-15 is closed at mile marker 242 — just south of the Utah County city — due to the fire, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. The closure is expected to last at least an hour. The Salt Lake Tribune will update this story as more information is available. mmcfall@sltrib.com Twitter: @mikeypanda A brush fire near Santaquin has shut down part of Interstate 15. Northbound I-15 is closed at mile marker 242 — just south of the Utah County city — due to the fire, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. The closure is expected to last at least an hour. The Salt Lake Tribune will update this story as more information is available. mmcfall@sltrib.com Twitter: @mikeypanda 58252150@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:42:01 MDT Editor column: What topics interest you for future town halls? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58250934-78/sltrib-com-utah-csp.html.csp A perceptive friend, who also happens to be a former Tribune reporter, calls newspapers “the place where a community meets to talk about itself.” For The Tribune, that conversation over the past year has included air quality, affordable and accessible health care, alleged corruption in the highest echelons of the Utah Attorney General’s office, the roles of women in the LDS Church and control and use of Utah’s vast open lands. On four occasions The Tribune has provided live forums where we, as a... A perceptive friend, who also happens to be a former Tribune reporter, calls newspapers “the place where a community meets to talk about itself.” For The Tribune, that conversation over the past year has included air quality, affordable and accessible health care, alleged corruption in the highest echelons of the Utah Attorney General’s office, the roles of women in the LDS Church and control and use of Utah’s vast open lands. On four occasions The Tribune has provided live forums where we, as a... 58250934@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:29:01 MDT West Jordan rejects ‘strong mayor’ question on November ballot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58251331-90/believe-corruption-council-government.html.csp West Jordan City leaders have rejected a plan to let residents vote on changing to a strong mayor form of government in November, with one councilman pointing to Salt Lake City as an example of the special-interest corruption and dysfunction that he said would come from dumping the current system in which the day-to-day city operations are run by an appointed manager. The change-of-government resolution — which would have asked voters whether to put an elected mayor in charge of running the city... West Jordan City leaders have rejected a plan to let residents vote on changing to a strong mayor form of government in November, with one councilman pointing to Salt Lake City as an example of the special-interest corruption and dysfunction that he said would come from dumping the current system in which the day-to-day city operations are run by an appointed manager. The change-of-government resolution — which would have asked voters whether to put an elected mayor in charge of running the city... 58251331@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:29:01 MDT 5 tips for selling your home for the best price http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237874-79/agent-price-agents-commission.html.csp The rebound in U.S. home values over the past couple of years has placed many homeowners in a better position to sell their home for a profit. Still, getting a home sold can be challenging, even in markets where tight supply favors sellers. Here are five tips on how to get your home sold for the best price: STUDY THE MARKET Most homeowners enlist the services of a real estate agent to market their home and perform a variety of tasks, including reaching out to a network of buyers’ agents, prep... The rebound in U.S. home values over the past couple of years has placed many homeowners in a better position to sell their home for a profit. Still, getting a home sold can be challenging, even in markets where tight supply favors sellers. Here are five tips on how to get your home sold for the best price: STUDY THE MARKET Most homeowners enlist the services of a real estate agent to market their home and perform a variety of tasks, including reaching out to a network of buyers’ agents, prep... 58237874@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:55:26 MDT Man charged with assaulting woman and her raccoon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251996-78/woman-statement-according-charged.html.csp A Ballard man was charged with assaulting a woman and throwing her raccoon against a wall. The 41-year-old man was charged Friday in 8th District Court with domestic violence assault, a third-degree felony, and cruelty to an animal, a class-B misdemeanor. The evening of July 14 an officer arrived at a home near 1900 N. 1500 East, where a woman told him that she and the man had been in a fight, according to the probable cause statement. The man had called her by his ex-wife’s name, and when she a... A Ballard man was charged with assaulting a woman and throwing her raccoon against a wall. The 41-year-old man was charged Friday in 8th District Court with domestic violence assault, a third-degree felony, and cruelty to an animal, a class-B misdemeanor. The evening of July 14 an officer arrived at a home near 1900 N. 1500 East, where a woman told him that she and the man had been in a fight, according to the probable cause statement. The man had called her by his ex-wife’s name, and when she a... 58251996@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:55:01 MDT Living history: Ferguson pushed for women’s equality in frontier Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251926-78/ferguson-utah-women-lake.html.csp Long before Ellen Brooke Ferguson landed in Utah in 1876 she was imbued with the spirit of the American West and its women who were independent, frank, focused, and dedicated to women’s rights and family welfare. Born in Cambridge, England, Ferguson received a comprehensive education at home with private tutoring by university professors only to discover few vocations were open to women. In 1857, she married Dr. William Ferguson and, an avid pupil, studied medicine. In 1860, before the onset... Long before Ellen Brooke Ferguson landed in Utah in 1876 she was imbued with the spirit of the American West and its women who were independent, frank, focused, and dedicated to women’s rights and family welfare. Born in Cambridge, England, Ferguson received a comprehensive education at home with private tutoring by university professors only to discover few vocations were open to women. In 1857, she married Dr. William Ferguson and, an avid pupil, studied medicine. In 1860, before the onset... 58251926@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:29:02 MDT NFL: Goodell defends NFL’s 2-game suspension of Rice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58251949-77/rice-goodell-nfl-camp.html.csp NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his “horrible mistake.” “We just can’t make up the discipline,” Goodell said. “It has to be consistent with other cases. And it was in this matter.” Goodell stressed that the Baltimore running back has assumed responsibility for his conduct, has no history of assault and is following a court order to enter a diversionary program following his domestic violence arr... NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his “horrible mistake.” “We just can’t make up the discipline,” Goodell said. “It has to be consistent with other cases. And it was in this matter.” Goodell stressed that the Baltimore running back has assumed responsibility for his conduct, has no history of assault and is following a court order to enter a diversionary program following his domestic violence arr... 58251949@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:26:02 MDT Letter: Geist’s owner deserves more compassion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251682-82/geist-west-burbank-compassion.html.csp Reader Pete West (“Kudos to Burbank” July 31) writes that his own dog is lovable but aggressively protective, and that Sean Kendall (Geist’s caregiver) should “grow up.” West further states that “life isn’t always Disney happy or fair.” Sean Kendall may have posted his thoughts on Facebook in a rash manner, but who among us would have complete control of our emotions in an identical situation? He didn’t lose his pet to old age or even a serious illness. He lost his beloved pet in the most vi... Reader Pete West (“Kudos to Burbank” July 31) writes that his own dog is lovable but aggressively protective, and that Sean Kendall (Geist’s caregiver) should “grow up.” West further states that “life isn’t always Disney happy or fair.” Sean Kendall may have posted his thoughts on Facebook in a rash manner, but who among us would have complete control of our emotions in an identical situation? He didn’t lose his pet to old age or even a serious illness. He lost his beloved pet in the most vi... 58251682@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:24:02 MDT Letter: Take your bloviating on the road, Congress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251723-82/congress-israel-annual-bill.html.csp Now that our do-little Congress is on its multi-annual sabbatical, wouldn’t it be nice if they went to Israel on vacation and obstructed the tunnels between Gaza and Israel and bloviated a stalemate between the two polar opposite ideologies, and settle everything in court? Bill Williams Salt Lake City Now that our do-little Congress is on its multi-annual sabbatical, wouldn’t it be nice if they went to Israel on vacation and obstructed the tunnels between Gaza and Israel and bloviated a stalemate between the two polar opposite ideologies, and settle everything in court? Bill Williams Salt Lake City 58251723@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:24:02 MDT Letter: Grow up and settle, ski resorts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251726-82/park-settle-due-grow.html.csp OK, enough with the 4-year-old antics, the “she said/he said,” and the “we will hold you hostage since we own the parking lot.” It is far past the time that Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker come to a least an interim agreement with an eye toward a final and lasting solution. Certainly each corporate entity has their points and reasons for the standoff. And I am absolutely certain I am not privy to all the minute details that cause/caused this. However, there are bigger things in play for a... OK, enough with the 4-year-old antics, the “she said/he said,” and the “we will hold you hostage since we own the parking lot.” It is far past the time that Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker come to a least an interim agreement with an eye toward a final and lasting solution. Certainly each corporate entity has their points and reasons for the standoff. And I am absolutely certain I am not privy to all the minute details that cause/caused this. However, there are bigger things in play for a... 58251726@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:24:02 MDT Letter: Americans generous to a fault http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251809-82/america-generous-countries-dollars.html.csp People in foreign countries must think that America and Americans are the most generous people in the world. America gives millions of dollars in foreign aid to South American countries. Grateful, they in turn send their women and children through our borders. America sends millions of taxpayers’ money to Israel and to the Palestinians so that they can lob missiles at each other. As of late, America sent millions of dollars to Ukraine so that they will favor the European Union over Russia. As ... People in foreign countries must think that America and Americans are the most generous people in the world. America gives millions of dollars in foreign aid to South American countries. Grateful, they in turn send their women and children through our borders. America sends millions of taxpayers’ money to Israel and to the Palestinians so that they can lob missiles at each other. As of late, America sent millions of dollars to Ukraine so that they will favor the European Union over Russia. As ... 58251809@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:24:02 MDT Letter: Expand medical cannabis use in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251819-82/utah-marijuana-cannabis-medical.html.csp Cannabis extracts made available to Utah children with severe epilepsy is a compassionate step in a good direction, and I praise legislators such as Steve Urquhart in their efforts to help parents safely get these extracts over state borders. However, there’s a disconnect of compassion in this whole debate over this low-THC marijuana. Where’s the medical marijuana for Utah citizens suffering from HIV/AIDS, cancer, and a host of other ailments that marijuana may help? It’s as if low-THC cannab... Cannabis extracts made available to Utah children with severe epilepsy is a compassionate step in a good direction, and I praise legislators such as Steve Urquhart in their efforts to help parents safely get these extracts over state borders. However, there’s a disconnect of compassion in this whole debate over this low-THC marijuana. Where’s the medical marijuana for Utah citizens suffering from HIV/AIDS, cancer, and a host of other ailments that marijuana may help? It’s as if low-THC cannab... 58251819@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:24:02 MDT Letter: Ease, don’t cut, welfare benefits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251897-82/welfare-child-cut-ease.html.csp We need welfare reform. As it is now, if you make a little bit more money, you are cut off. I can’t understand why there isn’t a graduated way to help people get off welfare. Many believe those on welfare don’t want to go off. They are wrong. I know someone who has been on welfare for a few years. Every time she begins to do better, she loses her food stamps and her child gets kicked off Medicaid. Then she can no longer pay her rent, feed her family, or take her child to the doctor. Is t... We need welfare reform. As it is now, if you make a little bit more money, you are cut off. I can’t understand why there isn’t a graduated way to help people get off welfare. Many believe those on welfare don’t want to go off. They are wrong. I know someone who has been on welfare for a few years. Every time she begins to do better, she loses her food stamps and her child gets kicked off Medicaid. Then she can no longer pay her rent, feed her family, or take her child to the doctor. Is t... 58251897@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:24:02 MDT Letter: Don’t forget who’s taking you home, S. Jordan Chamber http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246889-82/chamber-jordan-golf-local.html.csp I find it ironic that with all of the recent political controversy surrounding the possible redevelopment of Mulligan’s Golf Course in South Jordan, due to economic reasons, that the South Jordan Chamber of Commerce chooses to hold its annual golf tournament at a golf course in West Valley City. Really?! I get the fact that Mulligan’s may not have the country club atmosphere or a facility suitable or up to the standards of the SoJo Chamber and some of its high profile members who choose to parti... I find it ironic that with all of the recent political controversy surrounding the possible redevelopment of Mulligan’s Golf Course in South Jordan, due to economic reasons, that the South Jordan Chamber of Commerce chooses to hold its annual golf tournament at a golf course in West Valley City. Really?! I get the fact that Mulligan’s may not have the country club atmosphere or a facility suitable or up to the standards of the SoJo Chamber and some of its high profile members who choose to parti... 58246889@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:24:01 MDT Letter: Many immigrants deserve help http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251667-82/kids-america-deserve-immigrants.html.csp Young kids are being sent from Mexico and all over South America to America. I feel strongly about this topic because I have family that came to this country to work hard. Kids or parents who are doing good in this country should be helped. The kids that were sent across the border came because their parents wanted a better life for them, and because they could not provide a better one for them. Santiago Ramirez South Jordan Young kids are being sent from Mexico and all over South America to America. I feel strongly about this topic because I have family that came to this country to work hard. Kids or parents who are doing good in this country should be helped. The kids that were sent across the border came because their parents wanted a better life for them, and because they could not provide a better one for them. Santiago Ramirez South Jordan 58251667@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:24:01 MDT Letter: Let Israel stand on its own http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250797-82/israel-money-advice-conservative.html.csp George Will (“Room for a conservative internationalist policy,” July 31) quoted Prime Minister Netanyahu to the effect, “The point [sic] of Israel is that Jews shall never again … depend on the kindness of strangers. Such dependency did not work out well for Jews, so Israel exists for Jewish self-defense.” But Mr. Will might also have quoted what Moshe Dayan said several decades ago, “The Americans give us money and advice. We take the money and ignore the advice.” This statement is still valid,... George Will (“Room for a conservative internationalist policy,” July 31) quoted Prime Minister Netanyahu to the effect, “The point [sic] of Israel is that Jews shall never again … depend on the kindness of strangers. Such dependency did not work out well for Jews, so Israel exists for Jewish self-defense.” But Mr. Will might also have quoted what Moshe Dayan said several decades ago, “The Americans give us money and advice. We take the money and ignore the advice.” This statement is still valid,... 58250797@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:13:01 MDT Op-ed: Back in Honduras, I see the place I was born but no longer recognize http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246717-82/grandma-honduras-kids-orellana.html.csp It’s midday when my plane begins to descend. The sun is high and already I feel the humidity. In a few minutes, I will be in Honduras, the tiny Central American country with the highest murder rate in the world. I’m here to visit my maternal grandmother. But she doesn’t know I’m coming. I’ve read of rampant extortions and kidnappings of anyone who might be connected to money. Visiting from abroad may give some people the erroneous impression I have wealth. I worry that family fanfare over my ar... It’s midday when my plane begins to descend. The sun is high and already I feel the humidity. In a few minutes, I will be in Honduras, the tiny Central American country with the highest murder rate in the world. I’m here to visit my maternal grandmother. But she doesn’t know I’m coming. I’ve read of rampant extortions and kidnappings of anyone who might be connected to money. Visiting from abroad may give some people the erroneous impression I have wealth. I worry that family fanfare over my ar... 58246717@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:11:02 MDT Pyle: Non-solar houses have a cost, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58247240-82/power-solar-fee-net.html.csp I must apologize to my fellow Rocky Mountain Power customers for being a totally selfish ass. Because of the way my family gets its electricity, we are shifting an unfair burden onto the undeserving backs of many households around Utah that have a different way of powering their homes. Shame on us. Because we’ve been too cheap to pop for a rooftop solar power system, we are doing more than we should to fill the air with carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and other nasty chemicals. Jerks. Of course... I must apologize to my fellow Rocky Mountain Power customers for being a totally selfish ass. Because of the way my family gets its electricity, we are shifting an unfair burden onto the undeserving backs of many households around Utah that have a different way of powering their homes. Shame on us. Because we’ve been too cheap to pop for a rooftop solar power system, we are doing more than we should to fill the air with carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and other nasty chemicals. Jerks. Of course... 58247240@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:11:02 MDT Op-ed: Ordain Women distorts quotes to make its case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58247356-82/women-ordain-church-dew.html.csp The dust may have settled on Ordain Women’s latest public actions, but the story is not over. As Mormons continue to discuss issues such as women’s roles and the boundaries of church membership, they should recognize and reject intellectual dishonesty and manipulation. Unfortunately, Ordain Women continues to provide misinformation and distorts reality to fit its Ordain Women agenda. This is evident to anyone who examines the sources and context of Ordain Women’s materials, and readers should ... The dust may have settled on Ordain Women’s latest public actions, but the story is not over. As Mormons continue to discuss issues such as women’s roles and the boundaries of church membership, they should recognize and reject intellectual dishonesty and manipulation. Unfortunately, Ordain Women continues to provide misinformation and distorts reality to fit its Ordain Women agenda. This is evident to anyone who examines the sources and context of Ordain Women’s materials, and readers should ... 58247356@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:11:02 MDT Op-ed: Court-ordered anger management classes don’t work http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58247361-82/anger-management-classes-class.html.csp It is highly likely, if you have been the cause of domestic violence, assault, public fighting, road rage, or child abuse that you will receive a sentence from the judge requiring you to enroll in and take an “anger management” class. It is time we admit taking these classes is a total waste of time for all concerned. They are designed to make the victims and the community believe the problems have now been addressed or solved. Common sense (the world’s most used oxymoron) will tell you this is... It is highly likely, if you have been the cause of domestic violence, assault, public fighting, road rage, or child abuse that you will receive a sentence from the judge requiring you to enroll in and take an “anger management” class. It is time we admit taking these classes is a total waste of time for all concerned. They are designed to make the victims and the community believe the problems have now been addressed or solved. Common sense (the world’s most used oxymoron) will tell you this is... 58247361@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:11:02 MDT Letter: Buy organic produce, not the poison stuff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250691-82/produce-organic-everyone-poisoned.html.csp Start buying organic, for your health, the environment, and the love of everyone around you. (Especially make sure your berries and leafy greens are organic.) Our minds have been perverted so that now “conventional produce” means produce that has been poisoned with inorganic chemicals. Presently, and since the latter half of the 20th century, the kind of produce that everyone since the dawn of humanity has eaten is labeled as something special, extravagant, and demanding: organic, meaning it is ... Start buying organic, for your health, the environment, and the love of everyone around you. (Especially make sure your berries and leafy greens are organic.) Our minds have been perverted so that now “conventional produce” means produce that has been poisoned with inorganic chemicals. Presently, and since the latter half of the 20th century, the kind of produce that everyone since the dawn of humanity has eaten is labeled as something special, extravagant, and demanding: organic, meaning it is ... 58250691@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:11:02 MDT Letter: Hatch can’t tell destroying from preserving http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251083-82/hatch-acts-attack-escalante.html.csp Orrin Hatch said of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, “Like the attack on Pearl Harbor, this massive proclamation came completely without notice to the public. The biggest presidential land set-aside in almost 20 years was a sneak attack.” Apparently our good senator cannot distinguish between acts of destruction and acts of preservation. Breck England Bountiful Orrin Hatch said of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, “Like the attack on Pearl Harbor, this massive proclamation came completely without notice to the public. The biggest presidential land set-aside in almost 20 years was a sneak attack.” Apparently our good senator cannot distinguish between acts of destruction and acts of preservation. Breck England Bountiful 58251083@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:11:02 MDT Op-ed: I’m Maddy, and I’m so much more than just bipolar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211891-82/bipolar-maddy-disorder-cancer.html.csp Hello, I’m crazy, insane, a lunatic, nuts, a freak, disturbed, confused, spastic, disabled, mad, mental, weird, different, odd, a problem, scary, ill, brain dead, demented, need a straight-jacket, anti-social, bonkers, childish, distressed, drugged-up, embarrassing, handicapped, indecisive, irrational, lost, not all there, a nutcase, an oddball, paranoid, scary, strange, tiring, unapproachable, unstable, wacky ... bipolar.  These phrases are what people with mental disorders are eternally stampe... Hello, I’m crazy, insane, a lunatic, nuts, a freak, disturbed, confused, spastic, disabled, mad, mental, weird, different, odd, a problem, scary, ill, brain dead, demented, need a straight-jacket, anti-social, bonkers, childish, distressed, drugged-up, embarrassing, handicapped, indecisive, irrational, lost, not all there, a nutcase, an oddball, paranoid, scary, strange, tiring, unapproachable, unstable, wacky ... bipolar.  These phrases are what people with mental disorders are eternally stampe... 58211891@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:11:01 MDT The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233981-82/sltrib-utah-com-commenting.html.csp “Crows are much smarter than any human that would approve a kill season on them.” — BlackLabelSociety commenting on the July 29 sltrib.com article, “Utah’s first crow hunts approved again” “One of the ways to break the cycle of poverty is to stop having more kids.” Broom_Lady commenting on the July 28 E.J. Dionne column, “Ryan wraps old ideas in new clothes” “Easy to say. Hard to do when rackets such as the Eagle Forum and Hobby Lobby are in charge of sex education and family plannin... “Crows are much smarter than any human that would approve a kill season on them.” — BlackLabelSociety commenting on the July 29 sltrib.com article, “Utah’s first crow hunts approved again” “One of the ways to break the cycle of poverty is to stop having more kids.” Broom_Lady commenting on the July 28 E.J. Dionne column, “Ryan wraps old ideas in new clothes” “Easy to say. Hard to do when rackets such as the Eagle Forum and Hobby Lobby are in charge of sex education and family plannin... 58233981@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:11:01 MDT Letter of the week: Leggings are not pants, girls http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250587-82/leggings-girls-pants-wear.html.csp Teens of today’s generation seem to think that leggings are pants. They say that leggings are comfortable and stylish, but they don’t realize how ridiculous they look. Some leggings are very tight and very see-through, but girls still wear them. When I walked around school I saw girls who weren’t very skinny but wore leggings that were so tight you could see every angle of butt fat. I even saw girls who wore light colored leggings and you could see their underwear right through the fabric. As m... Teens of today’s generation seem to think that leggings are pants. They say that leggings are comfortable and stylish, but they don’t realize how ridiculous they look. Some leggings are very tight and very see-through, but girls still wear them. When I walked around school I saw girls who weren’t very skinny but wore leggings that were so tight you could see every angle of butt fat. I even saw girls who wore light colored leggings and you could see their underwear right through the fabric. As m... 58250587@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:11:01 MDT Letter: Stop tearing down nation, elected officials http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250665-82/america-stop-actions-build.html.csp I have listened and watched at the actions in Washington, D.C., and wondered why America does not mean anything to our elected officials. I can understand a difference of some opinions between some people, but not the total annihilation of such a good country like America by two political parties. It is beyond belief to let this happen. It is as though some people believe that America’s destruction is a good deed, when it is, in fact, following evil/Satan. To build America and her people is, in... I have listened and watched at the actions in Washington, D.C., and wondered why America does not mean anything to our elected officials. I can understand a difference of some opinions between some people, but not the total annihilation of such a good country like America by two political parties. It is beyond belief to let this happen. It is as though some people believe that America’s destruction is a good deed, when it is, in fact, following evil/Satan. To build America and her people is, in... 58250665@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:11:01 MDT Editorial: Jordan area doesn’t need more service balkanization http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250944-82/jordan-district-leaders-south.html.csp It wouldn’t be the first time that a messy, expensive divorce was avoided by an agreement to improve the way the partners communicate. For the sake of the children, of course. The South Jordan City Council the other night indicated that it might be about to give up on the idea of pulling their rapidly growing city out of overwhelmed-by-growth Jordan School District. While a decision on moving forward with secession awaits the city council’s Aug. 5 meeting, members did approve a pact with the sc... It wouldn’t be the first time that a messy, expensive divorce was avoided by an agreement to improve the way the partners communicate. For the sake of the children, of course. The South Jordan City Council the other night indicated that it might be about to give up on the idea of pulling their rapidly growing city out of overwhelmed-by-growth Jordan School District. While a decision on moving forward with secession awaits the city council’s Aug. 5 meeting, members did approve a pact with the sc... 58250944@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:11:01 MDT Man ordered to stand trial in gang-related Utah homicide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58250416-78/nava-hammon-police-gun.html.csp Ogden • Three letters inked on Ruben Alvarado Nava III’s arm were all that was needed to spark a dispute that led to a fatal shooting one September night during a house party in Roy, a police investigator testified in an Ogden courtroom Friday. Those three letters: SUR. During Nava’s preliminary hearing Friday, Roy police Lt. Danny Hammon testified that Nava was at a friend’s house, near 2950 W. 4650 South, for a birthday on Sept. 8, 2013. At some point, a group of men came to the party. They we... Ogden • Three letters inked on Ruben Alvarado Nava III’s arm were all that was needed to spark a dispute that led to a fatal shooting one September night during a house party in Roy, a police investigator testified in an Ogden courtroom Friday. Those three letters: SUR. During Nava’s preliminary hearing Friday, Roy police Lt. Danny Hammon testified that Nava was at a friend’s house, near 2950 W. 4650 South, for a birthday on Sept. 8, 2013. At some point, a group of men came to the party. They we... 58250416@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:06:54 MDT Surprise: Here’s your Hoberman Arch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58251431-90/arch-com-council-hoberman.html.csp Salt Lake City officials awakened Friday morning to a surprise gift — they now have their very own Hoberman Arch. “I saw that in the paper,” said City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa. “We didn’t know anything about it.” Mayor Ralph Becker’s spokesman Art Raymond conceded the news of the Olympic legacy artwork’s change of ownership caught the administration off guard, as well. “We don’t know where it’s going,” he said. “We’re talking to Public Services and the Arts Council.” One thing is sure, the Univer... Salt Lake City officials awakened Friday morning to a surprise gift — they now have their very own Hoberman Arch. “I saw that in the paper,” said City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa. “We didn’t know anything about it.” Mayor Ralph Becker’s spokesman Art Raymond conceded the news of the Olympic legacy artwork’s change of ownership caught the administration off guard, as well. “We don’t know where it’s going,” he said. “We’re talking to Public Services and the Arts Council.” One thing is sure, the Univer... 58251431@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:46:22 MDT Letter: Opposition to Canyonlands expansion is disgusting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250845-82/canyonlands-create-obama-representatives.html.csp After reading the article (“14 senators want Obama to create national monument in Utah,” July 31) about possibly expanding Canyonlands and the reaction of the supposed representatives from Utah, I am even more ashamed of them than usual. Especially Orrin Hatch, who is quoted as saying he is discouraged that members of Congress who don’t live here want to protect this amazing state. Well, to me it is discouraging and disgusting that our own representatives who actually live here and know what a... After reading the article (“14 senators want Obama to create national monument in Utah,” July 31) about possibly expanding Canyonlands and the reaction of the supposed representatives from Utah, I am even more ashamed of them than usual. Especially Orrin Hatch, who is quoted as saying he is discouraged that members of Congress who don’t live here want to protect this amazing state. Well, to me it is discouraging and disgusting that our own representatives who actually live here and know what a... 58250845@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:02 MDT Letter: Observations from 42 years in criminal justice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250858-82/justice-support-criminal-government.html.csp I submit my letter to the editor, as Tribune writer George Pyle encouraged us to do so in his column a few weeks ago. He suggested that many letters lacked the professional background to sustain the stated opinions. Last month I retired after working in the Utah criminal justice system for 42 years, so I ask for support in my viewpoint. I submit that 90 percent of those people I have worked with are good and noble public servants, adhering to the sworn duty to uphold their duties. I have seen th... I submit my letter to the editor, as Tribune writer George Pyle encouraged us to do so in his column a few weeks ago. He suggested that many letters lacked the professional background to sustain the stated opinions. Last month I retired after working in the Utah criminal justice system for 42 years, so I ask for support in my viewpoint. I submit that 90 percent of those people I have worked with are good and noble public servants, adhering to the sworn duty to uphold their duties. I have seen th... 58250858@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:02 MDT Letter: What if border children were yours? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250881-82/border-countries-sent-states.html.csp One of the most talked-about topics right now is the children at the border. There are thousands of children who have been caught trying to pass the border into the United States. Every day that goes by, more children have been trying to cross and get sent to the border facilities. Border patrols are struggling on what to do with all the children. Rumors have been going around that the children will be sent to orphanages in the United States, and others will be sent back to their countries. Many... One of the most talked-about topics right now is the children at the border. There are thousands of children who have been caught trying to pass the border into the United States. Every day that goes by, more children have been trying to cross and get sent to the border facilities. Border patrols are struggling on what to do with all the children. Rumors have been going around that the children will be sent to orphanages in the United States, and others will be sent back to their countries. Many... 58250881@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:02 MDT Letter: Diploma is just the beginning http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250893-82/diploma-diplomas-teenagers-accomplishment.html.csp Diplomas can only take you so far. You have to want to take yourself the rest of the way. More teenagers are graduating, but only a few are putting those diplomas to good use. Many teenagers don’t learn the other lessons that go with working for a diploma, such as going above and beyond what is expected of you. They see diplomas as something that can help them get a better job, which they are, but they are also a sign of hard work and determination. These teenagers get the sense of accomplishmen... Diplomas can only take you so far. You have to want to take yourself the rest of the way. More teenagers are graduating, but only a few are putting those diplomas to good use. Many teenagers don’t learn the other lessons that go with working for a diploma, such as going above and beyond what is expected of you. They see diplomas as something that can help them get a better job, which they are, but they are also a sign of hard work and determination. These teenagers get the sense of accomplishmen... 58250893@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:02 MDT Letter: Recent stories reduce faith in police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250948-82/law-officers-police-bad.html.csp I have been incredibly disappointed in our police departments across the state and even across the country. I have been hearing all of these stories on the bad officers who abuse the fact that they are enforcers of the law and will harm or even kill to do so. Just because they are law enforcement doesn’t mean they are above the law. I know of many good police officers who are getting a bad name because of the officers who can’t control how they act and push the boundaries of the law. I would lik... I have been incredibly disappointed in our police departments across the state and even across the country. I have been hearing all of these stories on the bad officers who abuse the fact that they are enforcers of the law and will harm or even kill to do so. Just because they are law enforcement doesn’t mean they are above the law. I know of many good police officers who are getting a bad name because of the officers who can’t control how they act and push the boundaries of the law. I would lik... 58250948@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:02 MDT Letter: Watch the congressional muck rise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250610-82/muck-alan-appearing-assuredly.html.csp For the next five weeks, members of Congress will be on their summer break. Considering their dismal performance in regards to solving national problems, it should be entertaining to hear them proudly trumpet their successes, as they will most assuredly will, in their respective gerrymandered districts. Our patriotic representatives will soon be appearing at a town hall meeting close to you. Brace yourselves, voters, and slip on your waders. Alan Peterson Mayfield For the next five weeks, members of Congress will be on their summer break. Considering their dismal performance in regards to solving national problems, it should be entertaining to hear them proudly trumpet their successes, as they will most assuredly will, in their respective gerrymandered districts. Our patriotic representatives will soon be appearing at a town hall meeting close to you. Brace yourselves, voters, and slip on your waders. Alan Peterson Mayfield 58250610@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:01 MDT Letter: How about a robin or finch hunt? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250825-82/hunt-crow-crows-hunters.html.csp I find myself wondering who is pushing for the crow hunt. Surely not hunters. Hunters pursue game birds—ducks and geese, pheasants and grouse. Hunters have a strongly held ethic that says you eat what you shoot. Since crows are inedible, non-game birds, the only reason for shooting them would seem to be cheap thrill of killing something, destruction for the sake of destruction itself. This is the ethos of the vandal, which makes the crow hunt state-sanctioned vandalism. Crows are beautiful, high... I find myself wondering who is pushing for the crow hunt. Surely not hunters. Hunters pursue game birds—ducks and geese, pheasants and grouse. Hunters have a strongly held ethic that says you eat what you shoot. Since crows are inedible, non-game birds, the only reason for shooting them would seem to be cheap thrill of killing something, destruction for the sake of destruction itself. This is the ethos of the vandal, which makes the crow hunt state-sanctioned vandalism. Crows are beautiful, high... 58250825@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:01 MDT Editorial: Greater Canyonlands: right idea, wrong method http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251549-82/monument-president-national-utah.html.csp It may be more a question of when than if President Obama will wave his presidential scepter and create a new national monument in southern Utah. If he does, it will be a good end but a bad means. When the president created the half-million-acre Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in New Mexico in May, he said he wasn’t done using the 1906 Antiquities Act, which grants him the power to create monuments without any role or input from either Congress or the states. And now 14 Democrat... It may be more a question of when than if President Obama will wave his presidential scepter and create a new national monument in southern Utah. If he does, it will be a good end but a bad means. When the president created the half-million-acre Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in New Mexico in May, he said he wasn’t done using the 1906 Antiquities Act, which grants him the power to create monuments without any role or input from either Congress or the states. And now 14 Democrat... 58251549@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:01 MDT UTA: Flat fare no longer fair? Agency studies distance-based fares http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58246336-90/agency-based-distance-fare.html.csp For 45 years, the Utah Transit Authority allowed riders to go almost anywhere on its bus and TRAX system for one flat fare. That may change next year as the agency looks at charging fares based on how far passengers travel. That could make those with longer commutes pay more, and those taking short trips pay less. UTA says such a system could be fairer, and the agency is beginning a final study to look at how to implement the change without losing ridership or revenue. “We are still looking at i... For 45 years, the Utah Transit Authority allowed riders to go almost anywhere on its bus and TRAX system for one flat fare. That may change next year as the agency looks at charging fares based on how far passengers travel. That could make those with longer commutes pay more, and those taking short trips pay less. UTA says such a system could be fairer, and the agency is beginning a final study to look at how to implement the change without losing ridership or revenue. “We are still looking at i... 58246336@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:34:30 MDT Women in the Economy Commission opens for business http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58247255-90/commission-created-economy-hold.html.csp The Women in the Economy Commission will hold its first meeting Monday to consider the challenges — such as low wages — faced by women in the Utah workforce. Earlier this year, the state Legislature created the 11-member panel to increase public awareness of women’s impact on the state’s economy. The legislation, HB90, also charged the commission with coordinating public agencies and private groups that provide services to women, as well as conducting research on issues related to women in the ... The Women in the Economy Commission will hold its first meeting Monday to consider the challenges — such as low wages — faced by women in the Utah workforce. Earlier this year, the state Legislature created the 11-member panel to increase public awareness of women’s impact on the state’s economy. The legislation, HB90, also charged the commission with coordinating public agencies and private groups that provide services to women, as well as conducting research on issues related to women in the ... 58247255@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:34:30 MDT Infant girl dies after being found in Utah car http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251495-78/police-hurricane-according-car.html.csp An 11-month-old girl died Friday after being found in a car in Southern Utah. About 1:07 p.m. Friday, Hurricane emergency responders found the infant near 50 E. 500 North, where she had been left by a family member in a car seat in a vehicle that was not running, according to a news release from Hurricane police. Police said the child was inside the vehicle for “a substantial period of time.” The infant was not breathing and was unresponsive, but first responders began CPR. After the paramedics... An 11-month-old girl died Friday after being found in a car in Southern Utah. About 1:07 p.m. Friday, Hurricane emergency responders found the infant near 50 E. 500 North, where she had been left by a family member in a car seat in a vehicle that was not running, according to a news release from Hurricane police. Police said the child was inside the vehicle for “a substantial period of time.” The infant was not breathing and was unresponsive, but first responders began CPR. After the paramedics... 58251495@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:13:28 MDT Movie review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ breaks the Marvel mold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58234116-223/guardians-galaxy-marvel-config.html.csp Compared with Iron Man, Captain America and the other earthbound heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the maniacally entertaining “Guardians of the Galaxy” is definitely a wild child. Director James Gunn (“Slither,” “Super”) tosses together a dizzying blend of superhero bravado, outer-space adventure and off-the-wall comedy that introduces the strangest and most enjoyable bunch of rogues ever to inhabit the same spaceship. This being the Guardians’ screen debut, Gunn and his co-screenwriter ... Compared with Iron Man, Captain America and the other earthbound heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the maniacally entertaining “Guardians of the Galaxy” is definitely a wild child. Director James Gunn (“Slither,” “Super”) tosses together a dizzying blend of superhero bravado, outer-space adventure and off-the-wall comedy that introduces the strangest and most enjoyable bunch of rogues ever to inhabit the same spaceship. This being the Guardians’ screen debut, Gunn and his co-screenwriter ... 58234116@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:55:56 MDT 2-pound Michigan baby undergoes heart procedure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58251343-68/alexandra-kirk-van-grand.html.csp Grand Rapids, Mich. • A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed “Mighty Girl” by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect. A week later, Alexandra Mae Van Kirk is showing signs that her heart is working as it should, and she’s growing. “She’s doing fantastic,” her father, Matt Van Kirk, told The Grand Rapids Press (http://bit.ly/1nRvntD ) for a story published Friday. Dr. Joseph Vettukattil, who performe... Grand Rapids, Mich. • A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed “Mighty Girl” by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect. A week later, Alexandra Mae Van Kirk is showing signs that her heart is working as it should, and she’s growing. “She’s doing fantastic,” her father, Matt Van Kirk, told The Grand Rapids Press (http://bit.ly/1nRvntD ) for a story published Friday. Dr. Joseph Vettukattil, who performe... 58251343@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:55:10 MDT Utah Girl Scouts design sleek, sustainable cabins http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58246893-78/girl-scouts-utah-cabins.html.csp The Girl Scouts at Trefoil Ranch in Provo Canyon have three new, sleek cabins to spend the summer in — and the girls helped design them. The cabins were part of a two-year collaboration between the University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning and the Girl Scouts of Utah to introduce the field of architecture to the girls. A group of female architects and university students worked with about 18 girls on the project. The Scouts, in grades seven through 12, shared their ideas about wha... The Girl Scouts at Trefoil Ranch in Provo Canyon have three new, sleek cabins to spend the summer in — and the girls helped design them. The cabins were part of a two-year collaboration between the University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning and the Girl Scouts of Utah to introduce the field of architecture to the girls. A group of female architects and university students worked with about 18 girls on the project. The Scouts, in grades seven through 12, shared their ideas about wha... 58246893@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:53:48 MDT Real Salt Lake: Rivalry takes back seat to points vs. Colorado http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58246848-77/colorado-rsl-rapids-lake.html.csp Sandy • Saturday’s game pitting Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park will be about more than a trophy. The Rocky Mountain Cup rivals both need to turn over a new leaf entering the final full month of the summer schedule. Points are there to be had as the Western Conference playoff race promises to become more crowded and convoluted. The last two months haven’t been kind to RSL and Colorado, the second- and fourth-place teams in the West, respectively. Real Salt La... Sandy • Saturday’s game pitting Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park will be about more than a trophy. The Rocky Mountain Cup rivals both need to turn over a new leaf entering the final full month of the summer schedule. Points are there to be had as the Western Conference playoff race promises to become more crowded and convoluted. The last two months haven’t been kind to RSL and Colorado, the second- and fourth-place teams in the West, respectively. Real Salt La... 58246848@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:51:27 MDT Rolly: GOP whispering about post-election tax increase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58247534-82/tax-increase-lake-sltrib.html.csp About a dozen Utah legislators recently attended the Salt Lake Valley Conference of Mayors meeting at the new Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, where the discussion (hide your eyes) focused on tax increases. The conference is an informal group of mayors in the valley who routinely get together for lunch to discuss various issues. Many of the mayors in Salt Lake County have been hankering for a revenue enhancement to pay for needed road repairs and expansion as well as mass transit needs. And som... About a dozen Utah legislators recently attended the Salt Lake Valley Conference of Mayors meeting at the new Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, where the discussion (hide your eyes) focused on tax increases. The conference is an informal group of mayors in the valley who routinely get together for lunch to discuss various issues. Many of the mayors in Salt Lake County have been hankering for a revenue enhancement to pay for needed road repairs and expansion as well as mass transit needs. And som... 58247534@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:43:01 MDT Op-ed: Cost too high to pull oil, gas from Moab area http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58247684-82/energy-gas-moab-oil.html.csp In the spirit of full disclosure, I live in Dallas and Durango, Colo., and often frequent the majestic beauty of Utah. I own oil and gas interests, and would like an energy independent America. The state of Utah is presently in the enviable position of having both world-class energy and mineral deposits as well as being home to some of the most stunning natural beauty in the world. The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has the unenviable position of being the steward of nearly half of Uta... In the spirit of full disclosure, I live in Dallas and Durango, Colo., and often frequent the majestic beauty of Utah. I own oil and gas interests, and would like an energy independent America. The state of Utah is presently in the enviable position of having both world-class energy and mineral deposits as well as being home to some of the most stunning natural beauty in the world. The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has the unenviable position of being the steward of nearly half of Uta... 58247684@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:43:01 MDT 5 money-saving tips for exchanging currency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237928-79/exchange-card-credit-currency.html.csp Headed overseas for summer vacation? It’s easy to get hit with extra fees and expensive exchange rates when switching currencies. Some currency exchange tables in airports and tourist areas offer bad rates, taking more of your money. And some credit cards and banks can add fees when you buy something with your card. Your best bet is to bring a credit card that doesn’t charge currency exchange fees and some cash for backup. Most purchases should be done on the credit card, says James Gambaccini,... Headed overseas for summer vacation? It’s easy to get hit with extra fees and expensive exchange rates when switching currencies. Some currency exchange tables in airports and tourist areas offer bad rates, taking more of your money. And some credit cards and banks can add fees when you buy something with your card. Your best bet is to bring a credit card that doesn’t charge currency exchange fees and some cash for backup. Most purchases should be done on the credit card, says James Gambaccini,... 58237928@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:50:02 MDT Julie Jason: Important new rules affecting money market fund investors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237802-79/fund-funds-percent-market.html.csp On July 24, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission released a set of rules that will change how money market mutual funds work. The new rules came about after a detailed study and review of more than 1,400 comments from the public. All 869 pages can be found at www.sec.gov/rules/final/2014/33-9616.pdf — or you can email me for a copy. I also will post the release on my website (www.juliejason.com). This is a major development that will affect most investors. As Mary Jo White, SEC chairwom... On July 24, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission released a set of rules that will change how money market mutual funds work. The new rules came about after a detailed study and review of more than 1,400 comments from the public. All 869 pages can be found at www.sec.gov/rules/final/2014/33-9616.pdf — or you can email me for a copy. I also will post the release on my website (www.juliejason.com). This is a major development that will affect most investors. As Mary Jo White, SEC chairwom... 58237802@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:50:01 MDT Photos: Wu-Tang Clan at Twilight concert in Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58234220-223/clan-crowd-fans-hip.html.csp Rap and hip-hop fans of all ages packed Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City on Thursday to witness the performance of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. The eight-man crew performed crowd favorite “C.R.E.A.M.” The fans roared at the first notes of the groups rendition of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s “The Next Episode.” The rappers often made references to original member, the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Hailing from the streets of New York City, the group professed their love for the fans of hip-hop and gave the cr... Rap and hip-hop fans of all ages packed Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City on Thursday to witness the performance of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. The eight-man crew performed crowd favorite “C.R.E.A.M.” The fans roared at the first notes of the groups rendition of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s “The Next Episode.” The rappers often made references to original member, the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Hailing from the streets of New York City, the group professed their love for the fans of hip-hop and gave the cr... 58234220@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:29:12 MDT A Look Back: More photos from Wandamere Resort http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58247639-78/1864-1921-acre-amenities-amet.html.csp Over the last few years, we have featured a handful of photos of the Wandamere Resort in our A Look Back galleries. We have decided to share some more photos of the popular spot with you today. Wandamere Resort was a 65-acre amusement park that featured a large pond, boat rides, a race track, dance hall and other amenities. It was located at what is now Nibley Park Golf and operated from 1864-1921. Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback. Here is a sampling:... Over the last few years, we have featured a handful of photos of the Wandamere Resort in our A Look Back galleries. We have decided to share some more photos of the popular spot with you today. Wandamere Resort was a 65-acre amusement park that featured a large pond, boat rides, a race track, dance hall and other amenities. It was located at what is now Nibley Park Golf and operated from 1864-1921. Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback. Here is a sampling:... 58247639@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:29:12 MDT U.S. auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58251349-79/sales-percent-july-rose.html.csp Detroit • Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July. Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains. General Motors’ sales were up 9 percent compared with last July, while Hyundai’s rose 1.5 percent. Of major automakers, only Honda and Volkswagen saw declines. It was the best July for the industry since 2006. New vehicle sales rose 9 percent to 1.4 million, according to Autodata Corp. Automakers typically offer deals in the summer to clear out inventory before cars ... Detroit • Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July. Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains. General Motors’ sales were up 9 percent compared with last July, while Hyundai’s rose 1.5 percent. Of major automakers, only Honda and Volkswagen saw declines. It was the best July for the industry since 2006. New vehicle sales rose 9 percent to 1.4 million, according to Autodata Corp. Automakers typically offer deals in the summer to clear out inventory before cars ... 58251349@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:14:01 MDT Obama says after 9/11, U.S. ‘tortured some folks’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58251332-68/cia-obama-report-senate.html.csp Washington •The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Barack Obama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office. “We tortured some folks,” Obama said at a televised news conference at the White House. “We did some things that were contrary to our values.” Addressing the impending release of a Senate report that criticizes CIA treatment of detainees, Obama s... Washington •The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Barack Obama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office. “We tortured some folks,” Obama said at a televised news conference at the White House. “We did some things that were contrary to our values.” Addressing the impending release of a Senate report that criticizes CIA treatment of detainees, Obama s... 58251332@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:09:02 MDT Sponsored: Successful students see things clearly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sponsored/58246074-232/utah-eye-edu-says.html.csp Between shopping for school clothes and squeezing in one last trip to the beach, you might want to make time for a back-to-school eye exam. Bad eyesight can cause problems with reading, writing, and even playing, and children don’t always notice changes in their own vision. “Children come back after picking up their glasses and tell me they did not realize trees had separated, individual leaves,” says Colleen Schubach, O.D., an optometrist at the University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center.... Between shopping for school clothes and squeezing in one last trip to the beach, you might want to make time for a back-to-school eye exam. Bad eyesight can cause problems with reading, writing, and even playing, and children don’t always notice changes in their own vision. “Children come back after picking up their glasses and tell me they did not realize trees had separated, individual leaves,” says Colleen Schubach, O.D., an optometrist at the University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center.... 58246074@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:07:02 MDT New chairperson appointed to Utah parole board http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251155-78/parole-board-appointed-chair.html.csp Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Angela Micklos as chair of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole, replacing outgoing chair Clark Harms. “I’m very honored Gov. Herbert has entrusted me with this responsibility,” Micklos said Fridy. “My predecessor worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of the citizens of Utah and I will strive to continue this legacy. I am fully committed to the board’s vital role in ensuring public safety and I look forward to working closely with key stakeholders to meet Govern... Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Angela Micklos as chair of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole, replacing outgoing chair Clark Harms. “I’m very honored Gov. Herbert has entrusted me with this responsibility,” Micklos said Fridy. “My predecessor worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of the citizens of Utah and I will strive to continue this legacy. I am fully committed to the board’s vital role in ensuring public safety and I look forward to working closely with key stakeholders to meet Govern... 58251155@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:04:59 MDT Florida State tops preseason coaches’ poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58247955-77/state-carolina-poll-florida.html.csp Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches’ poll. Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll, which was released Thursday. Alabama was second in the poll despite not receiving any first-place votes. Rounding out the top five were Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn with the first-ever playoff looming at the end season. Ohio State was sixth, UCLA seventh, Michigan State eighth, South Carolina ninth... Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches’ poll. Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll, which was released Thursday. Alabama was second in the poll despite not receiving any first-place votes. Rounding out the top five were Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn with the first-ever playoff looming at the end season. Ohio State was sixth, UCLA seventh, Michigan State eighth, South Carolina ninth... 58247955@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:51 MDT MLB Notes: Rays ace Price traded to Detroit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58248008-77/detroit-oakland-price-hander.html.csp Detroit • The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay’s David Price in a blockbuster deal Thursday. A person familiar with the trade, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet announced, did not say for whom the left-hander was dealt for. The trade joins Price with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander in the rotation for the AL Central-leading Tigers, giving Detroit the last three American League Cy Young win... Detroit • The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay’s David Price in a blockbuster deal Thursday. A person familiar with the trade, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet announced, did not say for whom the left-hander was dealt for. The trade joins Price with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander in the rotation for the AL Central-leading Tigers, giving Detroit the last three American League Cy Young win... 58248008@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:51 MDT Sports briefs: Venus Williams advances in Bank of West tennis tournament http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58248177-77/williams-season-aubin-azarenka.html.csp Tennis • Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night in Stanford, Calif., beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1). After the 10th-ranked Azarenka, who celebrated her 25th birthday, saved three match points to tie it 6-6, Williams won the first five points in the tiebreaker. Azarenka’s second serve was the biggest difference between the two hard-hitting players. She won just 32 percent of her second serves, handing Williams a significant advantage. W... Tennis • Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night in Stanford, Calif., beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1). After the 10th-ranked Azarenka, who celebrated her 25th birthday, saved three match points to tie it 6-6, Williams won the first five points in the tiebreaker. Azarenka’s second serve was the biggest difference between the two hard-hitting players. She won just 32 percent of her second serves, handing Williams a significant advantage. W... 58248177@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:51 MDT Pac-12 football: Oregon State concerned about protecting QB Mannion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58248349-89/oregon-season-state-beavers.html.csp Last season at this time, Oregon State coach Mike Riley was focusing on choosing a starting quarterback. That’s the least of his concerns as he heads into fall camp this year. Sean Mannion won the starter’s job over Cody Vaz last fall and went on to throw for a Pac-12 single-season record 4,662 yards and a school-record 37 touchdown passes. The Beavers finished 7-6, capping off the year with a 38-23 victory over Boise State in the Hawaii Bowl. Mannion decided to return for his senior season, sol... Last season at this time, Oregon State coach Mike Riley was focusing on choosing a starting quarterback. That’s the least of his concerns as he heads into fall camp this year. Sean Mannion won the starter’s job over Cody Vaz last fall and went on to throw for a Pac-12 single-season record 4,662 yards and a school-record 37 touchdown passes. The Beavers finished 7-6, capping off the year with a 38-23 victory over Boise State in the Hawaii Bowl. Mannion decided to return for his senior season, sol... 58248349@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:51 MDT Seattle’s Lynch ends holdout http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58248420-77/lynch-practice-ending-holdout.html.csp Marshawn Lynch’s holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions. Lynch arrived at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility on Thursday afternoon following the team’s morning practice. The team confirmed Lynch had reported for camp, ending a holdout that spanned a week. Lynch was caught by television cameras talking on his phone out near the Seahawks practice fields wearing a hooded “Beast Mode” sweatshirt on an 85 degree day. He was later hanging out in the lobby of th... Marshawn Lynch’s holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions. Lynch arrived at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility on Thursday afternoon following the team’s morning practice. The team confirmed Lynch had reported for camp, ending a holdout that spanned a week. Lynch was caught by television cameras talking on his phone out near the Seahawks practice fields wearing a hooded “Beast Mode” sweatshirt on an 85 degree day. He was later hanging out in the lobby of th... 58248420@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:51 MDT Minor league baseball: Salt Lake loses to Tacoma on national TV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58249231-77/bees-lake-salt-tacoma.html.csp Tacoma’s Xavier Avery belted the first pitch over the right-field fence Thursday night, and it was all downhill from there for the Salt Lake Bees in their first-ever nationally televised game from Smith’s Ballpark. Avery’s blast off Bees starter Chris Volstad, who otherwise pitched well, was all the scoring the Rainiers would need as they defeated Salt Lake 4-1 in front of a nice crowd of 10,752 and who knows how many viewers on CBS Sports Network. With the cable and satellite network making the... Tacoma’s Xavier Avery belted the first pitch over the right-field fence Thursday night, and it was all downhill from there for the Salt Lake Bees in their first-ever nationally televised game from Smith’s Ballpark. Avery’s blast off Bees starter Chris Volstad, who otherwise pitched well, was all the scoring the Rainiers would need as they defeated Salt Lake 4-1 in front of a nice crowd of 10,752 and who knows how many viewers on CBS Sports Network. With the cable and satellite network making the... 58249231@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:51 MDT Golf: PGA the final test against the strongest field http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58250376-77/pga-major-won-woods.html.csp The PGA Championship might be the hardest to win of the four majors, even if it seems to play the easiest. Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh are the only multiple winners of the PGA Championship over the last 15 years, a testament to a major where every player — except for the 20 club pros — believe they have a realistic chance of hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy. Since the world ranking began in 1986, no other major has produced more champions outside the top 100 — John Daly, Shaun Micheel, Y.E. Yang an... The PGA Championship might be the hardest to win of the four majors, even if it seems to play the easiest. Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh are the only multiple winners of the PGA Championship over the last 15 years, a testament to a major where every player — except for the 20 club pros — believe they have a realistic chance of hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy. Since the world ranking began in 1986, no other major has produced more champions outside the top 100 — John Daly, Shaun Micheel, Y.E. Yang an... 58250376@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:51 MDT NBA: Ohio lawmaker proposes LeBron license plate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58250420-77/ohio-plate-lebron-james.html.csp Columbus, Ohio • An Ohio lawmaker wants to give the state’s motorists the chance to score a license plate honoring LeBron James. State Rep. Bill Patmon is planning to introduce legislation to permit the sale of a commemorative “LeBron James Witness 2.0” plate honoring the Akron native’s decision return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. “When LeBron came home, it was a big deal for us,” said the Democrat from Cleveland. “It might not be for the rest of the world, but it’s a big deal for Cleveland.” Jam... Columbus, Ohio • An Ohio lawmaker wants to give the state’s motorists the chance to score a license plate honoring LeBron James. State Rep. Bill Patmon is planning to introduce legislation to permit the sale of a commemorative “LeBron James Witness 2.0” plate honoring the Akron native’s decision return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. “When LeBron came home, it was a big deal for us,” said the Democrat from Cleveland. “It might not be for the rest of the world, but it’s a big deal for Cleveland.” Jam... 58250420@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:51 MDT Golf: Rose takes early lead as Woods takes step back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58250472-77/rose-woods-early-lead.html.csp Akron, Ohio • Justin Rose missed only two greens and built on his solid play Friday to take the early lead in the Bridgestone Invitational. For Tiger Woods, it was a small step back. Rose made four birdies in his round of 3-under 67 and took a one-shot lead over Marc Leishman among the early starters in the second round at Firestone. Rickie Fowler, a runner-up in the last two majors, added another 67 and was two shots behind. Woods didn’t have much go his way. He hit only four fairways and could... Akron, Ohio • Justin Rose missed only two greens and built on his solid play Friday to take the early lead in the Bridgestone Invitational. For Tiger Woods, it was a small step back. Rose made four birdies in his round of 3-under 67 and took a one-shot lead over Marc Leishman among the early starters in the second round at Firestone. Rickie Fowler, a runner-up in the last two majors, added another 67 and was two shots behind. Woods didn’t have much go his way. He hit only four fairways and could... 58250472@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:51 MDT NFL: Steelers sign kicker Shaun Suisham through 2018 season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58250502-77/suisham-field-2018-season.html.csp Latrobe, Pa. • The Pittsburgh Steelers have given kicker Shaun Suisham a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2018 season. The team made the announcement on Friday. He’s made 95-of-109 field goals and all 128 extra points for 412 points since 2010. Suisham established a team record in 2013, connecting on 30-of-32 field goal attempts for a 93.8 percent conversion rate. He ranks first in team history with an 87.2 percent field goal conversion mark and fifth in field goals made with 9... Latrobe, Pa. • The Pittsburgh Steelers have given kicker Shaun Suisham a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2018 season. The team made the announcement on Friday. He’s made 95-of-109 field goals and all 128 extra points for 412 points since 2010. Suisham established a team record in 2013, connecting on 30-of-32 field goal attempts for a 93.8 percent conversion rate. He ranks first in team history with an 87.2 percent field goal conversion mark and fifth in field goals made with 9... 58250502@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:51 MDT Golf: 5 things to know for the PGA Championship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58250532-77/pga-championship-won-major.html.csp Rory McIlroy didn’t spend much time celebrating his wire-to-wire victory at the British Open. Then again, he didn’t have a lot of time. Just 18 days after the engraver etched his name into the silver claret jug, McIlroy tees off in final major of the year at the PGA Championship, which returns this year to Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. The PGA Championship used to be known as “Glory’s Last Shot” until it went away from that slogan. Now, the PGA of America promotes the final major a... Rory McIlroy didn’t spend much time celebrating his wire-to-wire victory at the British Open. Then again, he didn’t have a lot of time. Just 18 days after the engraver etched his name into the silver claret jug, McIlroy tees off in final major of the year at the PGA Championship, which returns this year to Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. The PGA Championship used to be known as “Glory’s Last Shot” until it went away from that slogan. Now, the PGA of America promotes the final major a... 58250532@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:51 MDT Real Salt Lake willing to pay the price for minor-league stadium http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58250662-77/stadium-fairpark-league-rsl.html.csp In Real Salt Lake’s bid to build a minor-league soccer stadium at the Utah State Fairpark, the franchise has offered to pay the full price of the project. The stadium, which would hold between 5,000 and 8,000 people, is expected to cost between $12 million and $13 million, said Trey Fitz-Gerald, RSL’s vice president of communications. And it’s a bill the franchise is willing to foot alone, forgoing the possibility of using some public funds. While details have yet to be worked out, the deal woul... In Real Salt Lake’s bid to build a minor-league soccer stadium at the Utah State Fairpark, the franchise has offered to pay the full price of the project. The stadium, which would hold between 5,000 and 8,000 people, is expected to cost between $12 million and $13 million, said Trey Fitz-Gerald, RSL’s vice president of communications. And it’s a bill the franchise is willing to foot alone, forgoing the possibility of using some public funds. While details have yet to be worked out, the deal woul... 58250662@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:51 MDT NBA: Spurs sign Tony Parker to extension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58251209-77/spurs-parker-extension-deal.html.csp Tony Parker is by far the youngest of the San Antonio Spurs’ Big Three, a fact that could have complicated things going forward as Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili get closer to retirement. As they are wont to do, the Spurs made things real easy. The Spurs signed Parker to a multi-year contract extension on Friday, ensuring that the six-time All-Star point guard will be in the fold whether Duncan and Ginobili are able to continue their careers or not. The Spurs did not disclose the deal, but Yahoo! ... Tony Parker is by far the youngest of the San Antonio Spurs’ Big Three, a fact that could have complicated things going forward as Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili get closer to retirement. As they are wont to do, the Spurs made things real easy. The Spurs signed Parker to a multi-year contract extension on Friday, ensuring that the six-time All-Star point guard will be in the fold whether Duncan and Ginobili are able to continue their careers or not. The Spurs did not disclose the deal, but Yahoo! ... 58251209@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:51 MDT Goodell defends NFL’s 2-game suspension of Rice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58251275-77/goodell-rice-nfl-mistake.html.csp Canton, Ohio • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league on Friday against criticism that it was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his “horrible mistake.” “We just can’t make up the discipline,” Goodell said. “It has to be consistent with other cases. And it was in this matter.” Goodell stressed that the Baltimore Ravens’ running back has assumed responsibility for his conduct, has no history of assault and is following a court order to enter a diversionary program follow... Canton, Ohio • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league on Friday against criticism that it was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his “horrible mistake.” “We just can’t make up the discipline,” Goodell said. “It has to be consistent with other cases. And it was in this matter.” Goodell stressed that the Baltimore Ravens’ running back has assumed responsibility for his conduct, has no history of assault and is following a court order to enter a diversionary program follow... 58251275@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:51 MDT AP-GfK poll: U.S. public ready to close book on 2 wars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58251228-68/percent-iraq-afghanistan-americans.html.csp Washington • Three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows that about the same percentage think it was right to pull forces from the two countries. Americans surveyed in last month’s poll were not optimistic about the chance that a stable democratic government will be established in either country. Seventy-eight percent said it was either not too likely or not at all likely in Afghanistan and 8... Washington • Three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows that about the same percentage think it was right to pull forces from the two countries. Americans surveyed in last month’s poll were not optimistic about the chance that a stable democratic government will be established in either country. Seventy-eight percent said it was either not too likely or not at all likely in Afghanistan and 8... 58251228@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:43:02 MDT Yellowstone-area grizzly conflicts decline in 2013 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58251213-68/bears-yellowstone-conflicts-grizzly.html.csp Billings Mont. • Conflicts between humans and grizzly bears in the region around Yellowstone National Park dropped last year, but that wasn’t enough to reverse a long-term trend of more potentially dangerous interactions as populations of both bruins and people increase. A new report by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team shows 252 grizzly run-ins were documented last year. They ranged from bears attacking livestock and damaging property in search of food to surprising backcountry encounters... Billings Mont. • Conflicts between humans and grizzly bears in the region around Yellowstone National Park dropped last year, but that wasn’t enough to reverse a long-term trend of more potentially dangerous interactions as populations of both bruins and people increase. A new report by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team shows 252 grizzly run-ins were documented last year. They ranged from bears attacking livestock and damaging property in search of food to surprising backcountry encounters... 58251213@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:39:01 MDT Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58250971-79/says-hiring-business-revenue.html.csp The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway. Owners who resisted hiring after the recession are taking on workers to keep up with rising demand for products and services. Companies began stepping up their hiring pace in the spring. Faulkner Hyundai in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is adding seven people to its staff of 92 because new cars are selling at their fastest rate in eight years. The market for used cars is also strong. “Managers are actually getting involved ... The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway. Owners who resisted hiring after the recession are taking on workers to keep up with rising demand for products and services. Companies began stepping up their hiring pace in the spring. Faulkner Hyundai in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is adding seven people to its staff of 92 because new cars are selling at their fastest rate in eight years. The market for used cars is also strong. “Managers are actually getting involved ... 58250971@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:22:20 MDT 5 songs: Lady Gaga arrives in Utah with spectacle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58238338-223/gaga-lady-dance-album.html.csp In 2008, pop star Akon told The Salt Lake Tribune that a then-unknown singer named Lady Gaga would soon rule the charts — for a long time.&lt;freeform&gt; Akon was right about his one-time protege, who grew up as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta but whose stage name soon became a household word. This is the second time Lady Gaga is coming to headline EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, and if prior reviews of her ARTPOP Ball tour are any indication, fans will be treated to a spectacle no... In 2008, pop star Akon told The Salt Lake Tribune that a then-unknown singer named Lady Gaga would soon rule the charts — for a long time.&lt;freeform&gt; Akon was right about his one-time protege, who grew up as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta but whose stage name soon became a household word. This is the second time Lady Gaga is coming to headline EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, and if prior reviews of her ARTPOP Ball tour are any indication, fans will be treated to a spectacle no... 58238338@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:20:38 MDT Sandy school flood bill? Worse than thought, less than feared http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58249810-78/cook-sandy-toomer-auditorium.html.csp The price tag for repairing flood damage at Sandy’s Eastmont Middle School is in, and it’s much higher than initially thought: $750,000. Canyons School District spokeswoman Jennifer Toomer-Cook said that was the estimate provided by insurance adjusters after they completed their inspection of the school at 10100 S. 1300 East on Thursday. The school, which is primarily situated inside a bowl, was inundated during the early morning hours Wednesday after an uphill irrigation sprinkler broke. The re... The price tag for repairing flood damage at Sandy’s Eastmont Middle School is in, and it’s much higher than initially thought: $750,000. Canyons School District spokeswoman Jennifer Toomer-Cook said that was the estimate provided by insurance adjusters after they completed their inspection of the school at 10100 S. 1300 East on Thursday. The school, which is primarily situated inside a bowl, was inundated during the early morning hours Wednesday after an uphill irrigation sprinkler broke. The re... 58249810@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:14:28 MDT Utah Jazz have plenty of cap space, decisions ahead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58247739-87/million-deal-jazz-guaranteed.html.csp They put up big bucks last fall to lock up Derrick Favors, their defensive anchor. It cost even more to bring back Gordon Hayward. And now the Utah Jazz front office is once again faced with key decisions regarding the futures of two fourth-year players, as they begin extension talks with shooting guard Alec Burks and big man Enes Kanter. This is the reality of life in the lottery, where the Jazz have made five picks in the last five seasons, while acquiring a sixth (Favors) via a trade. There i... They put up big bucks last fall to lock up Derrick Favors, their defensive anchor. It cost even more to bring back Gordon Hayward. And now the Utah Jazz front office is once again faced with key decisions regarding the futures of two fourth-year players, as they begin extension talks with shooting guard Alec Burks and big man Enes Kanter. This is the reality of life in the lottery, where the Jazz have made five picks in the last five seasons, while acquiring a sixth (Favors) via a trade. There i... 58247739@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:45:19 MDT Russell Moore answers all you wanted to know about sex (but were afraid to ask) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58250500-80/moore-issues-sex-pastor.html.csp The issues sound like they belong on the therapist’s couch: The couple who haven’t had sex eight months into their marriage. The parents who can’t deal with their son’s homosexuality. The male teen who wants to be called by a girl’s name. But they’re also the kinds of topics that frequently crowd the inbox of Russell Moore, who recently marked his first anniversary as the Southern Baptist Convention’s top public policy expert. Though he often grapples with contentious political issues — the Hobb... The issues sound like they belong on the therapist’s couch: The couple who haven’t had sex eight months into their marriage. The parents who can’t deal with their son’s homosexuality. The male teen who wants to be called by a girl’s name. But they’re also the kinds of topics that frequently crowd the inbox of Russell Moore, who recently marked his first anniversary as the Southern Baptist Convention’s top public policy expert. Though he often grapples with contentious political issues — the Hobb... 58250500@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:16:56 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Submit your guess for a chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58250377-223/utah-book-correctly-entries.html.csp This week • Correctly name where in Utah this photo was taken to be eligible for a drawing for the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Entries must be received by noon Aug. 8. Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com with “Where Is It?” in the subject line. Last week » All but 12 of the 197 entries correctly identified Newspaper Rock on State Road 211 on the way to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Briant Jenson of Magna had his name drawn and wins a copy of “It Happened in ... This week • Correctly name where in Utah this photo was taken to be eligible for a drawing for the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Entries must be received by noon Aug. 8. Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com with “Where Is It?” in the subject line. Last week » All but 12 of the 197 entries correctly identified Newspaper Rock on State Road 211 on the way to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Briant Jenson of Magna had his name drawn and wins a copy of “It Happened in ... 58250377@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:14:02 MDT Review: Boseman electrifies as James Brown in ‘Get On Up’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58250870-223/brown-boseman-james-taylor.html.csp In last year’s “42,” Chadwick Boseman played baseball legend Jackie Robinson as a man suppressing his pride and bottling up his anger. It was a portrayal of understated dignity that was all about emotions being swallowed and words that went unsaid. In “Get On Up,” Boseman gets the chance to turn into another American icon: James Brown. This time, the Howard University graduate takes everything he held in check in that previous role and lets it loose in a firehose of charisma, determination, fury... In last year’s “42,” Chadwick Boseman played baseball legend Jackie Robinson as a man suppressing his pride and bottling up his anger. It was a portrayal of understated dignity that was all about emotions being swallowed and words that went unsaid. In “Get On Up,” Boseman gets the chance to turn into another American icon: James Brown. This time, the Howard University graduate takes everything he held in check in that previous role and lets it loose in a firehose of charisma, determination, fury... 58250870@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:06:02 MDT WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58250830-68/ebola-health-liberia-sierra.html.csp Conakry, Guinea • An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents of the affected countries met Friday in Guinea’s capital. Margaret Chan, the WHO director-general, said the meeting in Conakry “must be a turning point” in the battle against Ebola, which is now sickening people in three African capitals for the first time in history. “If the situation continu... Conakry, Guinea • An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents of the affected countries met Friday in Guinea’s capital. Margaret Chan, the WHO director-general, said the meeting in Conakry “must be a turning point” in the battle against Ebola, which is now sickening people in three African capitals for the first time in history. “If the situation continu... 58250830@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:38:01 MDT Police: Costumed girl injured at Comic-Con fell http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58250824-223/comic-con-police-costumed.html.csp San Diego • Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren’t caused by an assault. The 17-year-old girl was found in the pool area of a hotel near the San Diego Convention Center, where Comic-Con is held. After a four-day investigation, San Diego Harbor Police concluded that the girl’s injuries and physical evidence at the scene are consistent with a fall from about 6 feet. Police said Thursday that the... San Diego • Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren’t caused by an assault. The 17-year-old girl was found in the pool area of a hotel near the San Diego Convention Center, where Comic-Con is held. After a four-day investigation, San Diego Harbor Police concluded that the girl’s injuries and physical evidence at the scene are consistent with a fall from about 6 feet. Police said Thursday that the... 58250824@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:37:01 MDT Kragthorpe: St. George summer golf requires beating heat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58240650-77/george-golf-kragthorpe-odysseys.html.csp St. George Exhausted, I hit a 90-yard wedge shot that fell woefully short as the ball landed in the lake fronting St. George Golf Club’s No. 9 green. The course was practically deserted, so no one could hear me when I angrily shouted, “Alice!” Yeah, Alice Cooper is to blame for this entire episode. The legendary rock star and golf addict once told me about playing in ultra-hot conditions in Phoenix, which triggered this summer’s annual golf adventure. In the tradition of Tribune staff members... St. George Exhausted, I hit a 90-yard wedge shot that fell woefully short as the ball landed in the lake fronting St. George Golf Club’s No. 9 green. The course was practically deserted, so no one could hear me when I angrily shouted, “Alice!” Yeah, Alice Cooper is to blame for this entire episode. The legendary rock star and golf addict once told me about playing in ultra-hot conditions in Phoenix, which triggered this summer’s annual golf adventure. In the tradition of Tribune staff members... 58240650@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:29:32 MDT BYU football: Cougs want to hit ground running — and improve passing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58246451-88/byu-camp-cougars-ground.html.csp Provo • BYU plays at Connecticut in its 2014 football season opener four weeks from Friday, but as the Cougars begin training camp in coach Bronco Mendenhall’s 10th season at the helm, another East Coast program dominates their mindset. That would be Virginia. The Cavaliers don’t visit Provo until Sept. 20, but BYU’s rallying cry in camp could very well be “Remember Virginia” as the Cougars vow to start better in 2014 than they did in 2013 when they traveled to Charlottesville for an opener and... Provo • BYU plays at Connecticut in its 2014 football season opener four weeks from Friday, but as the Cougars begin training camp in coach Bronco Mendenhall’s 10th season at the helm, another East Coast program dominates their mindset. That would be Virginia. The Cavaliers don’t visit Provo until Sept. 20, but BYU’s rallying cry in camp could very well be “Remember Virginia” as the Cougars vow to start better in 2014 than they did in 2013 when they traveled to Charlottesville for an opener and... 58246451@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:25:14 MDT Ben & Jerry’s at odds with Unilever in GMO food fight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58250745-79/unilever-ben-jerry-labeling.html.csp In early May, Unilever Chief Executive Officer Paul Polman paid a visit to the headquarters of its subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s in South Burlington, Vermont, meeting with about 100 employees to share his views on deforestation, farming, and food made with ingredients from genetically modified organisms. That night, Polman had dinner and ice cream with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, D, and Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim. Two days later, with Solheim at his side, Shumlin signed the nation’s first law ... In early May, Unilever Chief Executive Officer Paul Polman paid a visit to the headquarters of its subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s in South Burlington, Vermont, meeting with about 100 employees to share his views on deforestation, farming, and food made with ingredients from genetically modified organisms. That night, Polman had dinner and ice cream with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, D, and Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim. Two days later, with Solheim at his side, Shumlin signed the nation’s first law ... 58250745@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:16:01 MDT Weekend Express: Park City arts festival, Hellfire rockets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58191429-223/park-www-admission-information.html.csp Plan your 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. Park City Kimball Arts Festival • More than 200 artists — including 70 new artists — are participating in the festival this year along with the live entertainment and cuisine from Park City restaurants. Information, www.parkcitykimballartsfestival.org/. When: 5-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Su... Plan your 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. Park City Kimball Arts Festival • More than 200 artists — including 70 new artists — are participating in the festival this year along with the live entertainment and cuisine from Park City restaurants. Information, www.parkcitykimballartsfestival.org/. When: 5-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Su... 58191429@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:06:47 MDT U. to move Hoberman Arch, transfer ownership to Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58248350-89/arch-com-hoberman-olympic.html.csp &lt;freeform&gt; Motorists passing Rice-Eccles Stadium on 500 South may have been alarmed to see part of Utah’s Olympic legacy being disassembled Thursday. Their eyes weren’t deceiving them: The Hoberman Arch is being moved, again. But indications are that the 36-feet-high, 72-feet-wide web of bent aluminium will be back on display, eventually. The University of Utah tweeted adieu to the structure Thursday evening: &lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”&gt;&lt;p&gt;Bidding farewell to a... &lt;freeform&gt; Motorists passing Rice-Eccles Stadium on 500 South may have been alarmed to see part of Utah’s Olympic legacy being disassembled Thursday. Their eyes weren’t deceiving them: The Hoberman Arch is being moved, again. But indications are that the 36-feet-high, 72-feet-wide web of bent aluminium will be back on display, eventually. The University of Utah tweeted adieu to the structure Thursday evening: &lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”&gt;&lt;p&gt;Bidding farewell to a... 58248350@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:04:18 MDT Rolly: Mormon discount? When it comes to car rentals, faith matters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58245710-90/lake-event-salt-com.html.csp Pastor Sheldon Bryan is preparing to take members of his two Salt Lake City Seventh-day Adventist congregations to Oshkosh, Wis., next week for the faith’s Pathfinder Camporee. When he took congregants to California for a churchwide event in March, he received a favorable rate from Budget Car Rentals in Salt Lake City in terms of tax breaks and a waiver of the extra fee for using multiple drivers. So he went back to Budget to rent two seven-passenger and two 12-passenger vans, letting the cler... Pastor Sheldon Bryan is preparing to take members of his two Salt Lake City Seventh-day Adventist congregations to Oshkosh, Wis., next week for the faith’s Pathfinder Camporee. When he took congregants to California for a churchwide event in March, he received a favorable rate from Budget Car Rentals in Salt Lake City in terms of tax breaks and a waiver of the extra fee for using multiple drivers. So he went back to Budget to rent two seven-passenger and two 12-passenger vans, letting the cler... 58245710@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:55:35 MDT UPD officer confronts, shoots armed Taylorsville man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58250657-78/officer-shot-suspect-armed.html.csp A Unified Police officer shot an armed man in Taylorsville late Friday morning. UPD Sgt. Ken Hansen said the officer was responding to 911 calls reporting gunshots and “a man with a gun” outside the residence at 5514 S. Ridgecrest (3400 West). At 10:26 a.m., immediately after the officer spotted the man and confronted him, gunfire erupted. The officer was unhurt, but the suspect was shot multiple times. The suspect, identified as 31-year-old Jared Roskelley, was listed in serious condition at M... A Unified Police officer shot an armed man in Taylorsville late Friday morning. UPD Sgt. Ken Hansen said the officer was responding to 911 calls reporting gunshots and “a man with a gun” outside the residence at 5514 S. Ridgecrest (3400 West). At 10:26 a.m., immediately after the officer spotted the man and confronted him, gunfire erupted. The officer was unhurt, but the suspect was shot multiple times. The suspect, identified as 31-year-old Jared Roskelley, was listed in serious condition at M... 58250657@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:55:35 MDT U.S. consumer sentiment edges down to 81.8 in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58250692-79/consumer-july-index-sentiment.html.csp Washington • A measure of U.S. consumer confidence slipped in July although it remained at levels signaling further gains in consumer spending. The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment edged down to 81.8 in July from 82.3 in June. The index of consumers’ assessment of current conditions rose but the index for expectations dipped slightly from the June reading. Survey director Richard Curtin said that consumers have yet to interpret the recent gains in jobs and ... Washington • A measure of U.S. consumer confidence slipped in July although it remained at levels signaling further gains in consumer spending. The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment edged down to 81.8 in July from 82.3 in June. The index of consumers’ assessment of current conditions rose but the index for expectations dipped slightly from the June reading. Survey director Richard Curtin said that consumers have yet to interpret the recent gains in jobs and ... 58250692@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:54:02 MDT Unified Police: Son allegedly killed elderly father at Millcreek home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58250045-78/amp-victim-robbins-hoyal.html.csp Unified Police have identified the victim and suspect in a Friday homicide at a Millcreek area home. The homicide victim is Dennis Robbins, 70. The suspect is his son, Christopher Lynn Robbins, 29. Christopher Robbins was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of second-degree felony manslaughter. The investigation into the apparent beating death of the victim was complicated when a member of the victim’s family said the home might contain explosives. However, after bomb experts com... Unified Police have identified the victim and suspect in a Friday homicide at a Millcreek area home. The homicide victim is Dennis Robbins, 70. The suspect is his son, Christopher Lynn Robbins, 29. Christopher Robbins was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of second-degree felony manslaughter. The investigation into the apparent beating death of the victim was complicated when a member of the victim’s family said the home might contain explosives. However, after bomb experts com... 58250045@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:45:35 MDT Rampell: All of the profit, none of the responsibility http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58250602-82/labor-workers-companies-low.html.csp Washington • Sometimes, under certain circumstances, McDonald’s Corp. might be held partly responsible for its franchisees’ bad behavior. Maybe. So announced the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel, a sort of independent prosecutor, this week. Predictably, labor groups cheered while industry spokesmen declared that economic collapse was imminent. The truth, despite the hyperventilation, is that the consequences of this announcement — which is more about prosecutorial strategy than a... Washington • Sometimes, under certain circumstances, McDonald’s Corp. might be held partly responsible for its franchisees’ bad behavior. Maybe. So announced the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel, a sort of independent prosecutor, this week. Predictably, labor groups cheered while industry spokesmen declared that economic collapse was imminent. The truth, despite the hyperventilation, is that the consequences of this announcement — which is more about prosecutorial strategy than a... 58250602@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:18:01 MDT Utah wild horse roundup removes 143 from range http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58250400-78/horses-wild-roundup-blm.html.csp The four-day roundup of wild horses in Beaver County’s Wah Wah mountains ended Thursday with 143 horses removed. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Lisa Reid said roundup crews were moving farther west Friday to the Sulphur herd management area, where they intended to remove another 30 horses. Horses from the Sulphur herd have been hanging out along State Route 21 near Nevada, and two have been hit by vehicles this year, she said. BLM officials in Washington previously gave permission f... The four-day roundup of wild horses in Beaver County’s Wah Wah mountains ended Thursday with 143 horses removed. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Lisa Reid said roundup crews were moving farther west Friday to the Sulphur herd management area, where they intended to remove another 30 horses. Horses from the Sulphur herd have been hanging out along State Route 21 near Nevada, and two have been hit by vehicles this year, she said. BLM officials in Washington previously gave permission f... 58250400@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:07:14 MDT Seven times Paul McCartney was the coolest man on Earth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58247641-223/mccartney-paul-tour-iframe.html.csp Paul McCartney has been doing one thing for 72 years: being Paul McCartney. For 50 years or so, the world has watched him being Paul McCartney — first as part of the musical phenomenon that was The Beatles, then as a solo performer, songwriter, activist and global citizen. From all outward appearances, he always seems to be enjoying the act of being Paul McCartney — he smiles frequently in public, and in performance seems to exude a sense of pure joy in defiance of age and the weight of fame — w... Paul McCartney has been doing one thing for 72 years: being Paul McCartney. For 50 years or so, the world has watched him being Paul McCartney — first as part of the musical phenomenon that was The Beatles, then as a solo performer, songwriter, activist and global citizen. From all outward appearances, he always seems to be enjoying the act of being Paul McCartney — he smiles frequently in public, and in performance seems to exude a sense of pure joy in defiance of age and the weight of fame — w... 58247641@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:02:02 MDT Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58250360-68/law-court-gay-anti.html.csp Kampala, Uganda • A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Activists erupted in cheers after the court ruled the law “null and void,” but some cautioned that the fight was not over: The state could appeal the ruling in the Supreme Court and legislators might try to reintroduce new anti-gay measures. The law provided jail terms up to life for th... Kampala, Uganda • A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Activists erupted in cheers after the court ruled the law “null and void,” but some cautioned that the fight was not over: The state could appeal the ruling in the Supreme Court and legislators might try to reintroduce new anti-gay measures. The law provided jail terms up to life for th... 58250360@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:01:42 MDT