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Thomas was elected in January to the Hall of Fame, along with pitchers Greg Maddux an... Cooperstown, N.Y. • Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well. “I was never that blue-chip prospect,” he said. “I had to outwork my opponents.” Hard to imagine now that Thomas was ever anything except a huge star. For Thomas, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound former Chicago White Sox slugger known as the Big Hurt, life has come full circle — from awe-struck rookie in 1990 to baseball royalty. Thomas was elected in January to the Hall of Fame, along with pitchers Greg Maddux an... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58221740@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:18:02 MDT NFL notes: Ravens RB Rice suspended two games for domestic violence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221493-77/rice-camp-blackmon-yards.html.csp Owings Mills, Md. • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a di... Owings Mills, Md. • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a di... 58221493@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:17:02 MDT Tour de France: Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on victory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221763-77/stage-nibali-tour-france.html.csp Argeles-Gazost, France • Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days. On the big, final climb of Stage 18, the Italian broke out of the peloton, chased down breakaway riders, and rode solo in front for the last eight kilometers (five miles) uphill. Nibali, who captured his fourth stage of the Tour, stuck out his tongue, tapped his chest, and raised a fist skywar... Argeles-Gazost, France • Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days. On the big, final climb of Stage 18, the Italian broke out of the peloton, chased down breakaway riders, and rode solo in front for the last eight kilometers (five miles) uphill. Nibali, who captured his fourth stage of the Tour, stuck out his tongue, tapped his chest, and raised a fist skywar... 58221763@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:16:01 MDT Fire forcing evacuations in central Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58219756-78/fire-amp-crews-thursday.html.csp A fire near Levan has forced people in eight homes to evacuate, and people up a canyon had to be evacuated by helicopter, according to a tweet from the state. The fire has burnt 700 acres on the south edge of town. Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands spokesman Jason Curry Further said helicopters and crews on the ground were fighting the fire. KUTV tweeted that Highway 28 has been closed in Gunnison and Levan. Further information was not immediately available. While many in Utah s... A fire near Levan has forced people in eight homes to evacuate, and people up a canyon had to be evacuated by helicopter, according to a tweet from the state. The fire has burnt 700 acres on the south edge of town. Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands spokesman Jason Curry Further said helicopters and crews on the ground were fighting the fire. KUTV tweeted that Highway 28 has been closed in Gunnison and Levan. Further information was not immediately available. While many in Utah s... 58219756@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:12:54 MDT Across U.S. job market, layoffs are becoming rare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58221868-68/employers-job-workers-economy.html.csp Washington • The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have dwindled to their lowest level since February 2006 — nearly two years before the Great Recession began — the government said Thursday. The trend means greater job security and suggests a critical turning point in the economic recovery. It rais... Washington • The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have dwindled to their lowest level since February 2006 — nearly two years before the Great Recession began — the government said Thursday. The trend means greater job security and suggests a critical turning point in the economic recovery. It rais... 58221868@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:10:02 MDT Botched execution offers evidence against lethal injection http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58221756-68/death-executions-drugs-execution.html.csp St. Louis • The nation’s third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday. Death-penalty opponents say an Arizona inmate who gasped for breath for more than 90 minutes showed that executions using different drugs and dosages are a callous trial-and-error process. The result: Every few months, a prisoner gasps, chokes and takes an ... St. Louis • The nation’s third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday. Death-penalty opponents say an Arizona inmate who gasped for breath for more than 90 minutes showed that executions using different drugs and dosages are a callous trial-and-error process. The result: Every few months, a prisoner gasps, chokes and takes an ... 58221756@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:09:02 MDT Thursday’s TV/radio sports programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58217392-77/open-round-tgc-tour.html.csp Television Canadian Football League • Calgary at Edmonton, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Cycling • Tour de France, Stage 18, 6 a.m., NBCSN Golf • European PGA Tour, Russian Open, 6 a.m., TGC • LPGA, International Crown, first round, 9:30 a.m., TGC • The Senior British Open Championship, first round, 10 a.m., ESPN2 • PGA Tour, Canadian Open, first round, 2 p.m., TGC MLB • San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 6 p.m., WGN Soccer • International Champions Cup, Olympiakos vs. AC Milan, 6 p.m., Fox Sports 1 • MLS, Montreal at ... Television Canadian Football League • Calgary at Edmonton, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Cycling • Tour de France, Stage 18, 6 a.m., NBCSN Golf • European PGA Tour, Russian Open, 6 a.m., TGC • LPGA, International Crown, first round, 9:30 a.m., TGC • The Senior British Open Championship, first round, 10 a.m., ESPN2 • PGA Tour, Canadian Open, first round, 2 p.m., TGC MLB • San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 6 p.m., WGN Soccer • International Champions Cup, Olympiakos vs. AC Milan, 6 p.m., Fox Sports 1 • MLS, Montreal at ... 58217392@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT NFL notes: Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer’s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58217730-77/bowlen-broncos-elway-pat.html.csp Englewood, Colo. • Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster. So his absence from Dove Valley headquarters on Wednesday as players reported for physicals on the eve of training camp was as jarring as the announcement that the 70-year-old Bowlen was giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer’s disea... Englewood, Colo. • Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster. So his absence from Dove Valley headquarters on Wednesday as players reported for physicals on the eve of training camp was as jarring as the announcement that the 70-year-old Bowlen was giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer’s disea... 58217730@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Major League Soccer: DaMarcus Beasley agrees to deal with Houston Dynamo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58217968-77/beasley-soccer-center-plans.html.csp U.S. national team veteran DaMarcus Beasley has agreed to join the Houston Dynamo as a designated player. Beasley played every minute for the U.S. during the World Cup and played for Puebla in Mexico the past three seasons. The 32-year-old also played for PSV, Rangers and Hannover. He played four seasons with the Chicago Fire from 2000 to 2004. “Really excited to say that Im officially apart of the @HoustonDynamo family! Can’t wait to get started n meet everyone! #foreverorange,” Beasley wrote o... U.S. national team veteran DaMarcus Beasley has agreed to join the Houston Dynamo as a designated player. Beasley played every minute for the U.S. during the World Cup and played for Puebla in Mexico the past three seasons. The 32-year-old also played for PSV, Rangers and Hannover. He played four seasons with the Chicago Fire from 2000 to 2004. “Really excited to say that Im officially apart of the @HoustonDynamo family! Can’t wait to get started n meet everyone! #foreverorange,” Beasley wrote o... 58217968@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Tour de France: Playful Pole wins 17th stage, as overall leader Nibali marches on http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58218082-77/stage-france-majka-tour.html.csp Pla’d’adet, France • On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna. Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made winning look easy as he took Stage 17 on Wednesday. For Vincenzo Nibali, the second ride in the mountains on France’s border with Spain was more serious. “The Shark” nibbled yet more seconds away from several of his closest challengers, and the yellow jersey that he has worn for all but two ... Pla’d’adet, France • On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna. Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made winning look easy as he took Stage 17 on Wednesday. For Vincenzo Nibali, the second ride in the mountains on France’s border with Spain was more serious. “The Shark” nibbled yet more seconds away from several of his closest challengers, and the yellow jersey that he has worn for all but two ... 58218082@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Salt Lake Bees’ offense explodes against Reno Aces, 12-3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58218091-77/bees-lake-salt-aces.html.csp C.J. Cron’s return to Salt Lake City didn’t last long. The former University of Utah slugger was recalled by the Anaheim Angels on Wednesday after the team placed infielder Grant Green on the disabled list. Cron’s most recent stint with the Salt Lake Bees lasted just two games. But the rookie first baseman and designated hitter had his way with the minor-league pitching, going 5-for-8 in a Bees uniform. But the Bees didn’t miss Cron’s bat too much Wednesday night. Salt Lake tallied 18 hits to be... C.J. Cron’s return to Salt Lake City didn’t last long. The former University of Utah slugger was recalled by the Anaheim Angels on Wednesday after the team placed infielder Grant Green on the disabled list. Cron’s most recent stint with the Salt Lake Bees lasted just two games. But the rookie first baseman and designated hitter had his way with the minor-league pitching, going 5-for-8 in a Bees uniform. But the Bees didn’t miss Cron’s bat too much Wednesday night. Salt Lake tallied 18 hits to be... 58218091@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Bulls dominate in second round at Days of ’47 Rodeo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58218126-77/elliott-texas-seconds-bull.html.csp Going back to the days of NBA superstar Michael Jordan, the Bulls have always enjoyed success at EnergySolutions Arena. The four-legged kind fared well Wednesday night, too. Only three of the 11 cowboys competing in Round 2 of the $246,998 Days of ‘47 Rodeo completed their eight-second bull ride, although one of them claimed second place in the overall standings. Clayton Foltyn of Winnie, Texas, scored 83 aboard a bull named Power Time to position himself for a big paycheck in Salt Lake City. Wi... Going back to the days of NBA superstar Michael Jordan, the Bulls have always enjoyed success at EnergySolutions Arena. The four-legged kind fared well Wednesday night, too. Only three of the 11 cowboys competing in Round 2 of the $246,998 Days of ‘47 Rodeo completed their eight-second bull ride, although one of them claimed second place in the overall standings. Clayton Foltyn of Winnie, Texas, scored 83 aboard a bull named Power Time to position himself for a big paycheck in Salt Lake City. Wi... 58218126@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Suspended WR Blackmon arrested on drug complaint http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58220080-77/blackmon-games-arrested-jaguars.html.csp Jacksonville, Fla. • Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested in Oklahoma on a complaint of marijuana possession. Blackmon, a former standout at Oklahoma State, was arrested Wednesday evening in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond. Police said they noticed his sedan go around stopped traffic in an attempt to get into a turn lane. Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said an officer detected a “heavy smell of marijuana” coming from the car, and that Blackmon admitted ha... Jacksonville, Fla. • Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested in Oklahoma on a complaint of marijuana possession. Blackmon, a former standout at Oklahoma State, was arrested Wednesday evening in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond. Police said they noticed his sedan go around stopped traffic in an attempt to get into a turn lane. Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said an officer detected a “heavy smell of marijuana” coming from the car, and that Blackmon admitted ha... 58220080@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Ravens RB Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL for domestic violence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58220117-77/rice-game-ravens-baltimore.html.csp Owings Mills, Md. • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a di... Owings Mills, Md. • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has received a two-game suspension from the NFL following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a di... 58220117@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT 2 Texas football players charged with sex assault http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58220811-77/police-sanders-assault-meander.html.csp Austin, Texas • Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month. Wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were in custody at the university police station. According to an arrest affidavit, Sanders and Meander texted each other during earlier interviews with police to “get their story straight” and Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography tied to ... Austin, Texas • Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month. Wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were in custody at the university police station. According to an arrest affidavit, Sanders and Meander texted each other during earlier interviews with police to “get their story straight” and Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography tied to ... 58220811@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Holes-in-one http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221035-77/yards-110-142-amet.html.csp Glenmoor. Kevin Pedersen. No. 16, 142 yards, 6-iron. With Jon Hubbard and Mitch Peterson Forest Dale. Greg Chazen. No. 8, 110 yards, pitching wedge. With Guy Perkins, Tina Parker and Jim Berger Glenmoor. Kevin Pedersen. No. 16, 142 yards, 6-iron. With Jon Hubbard and Mitch Peterson Forest Dale. Greg Chazen. No. 8, 110 yards, pitching wedge. With Guy Perkins, Tina Parker and Jim Berger 58221035@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Cavs sign Wiggins, who can’t be traded for 30 days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221392-77/wiggins-love-cleveland-cavs.html.csp Cleveland • Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can’t be finalized for at least 30 days. The Cavs and Timberwolves have had talks about a trade involving Love for months, long before Cleveland selected Wiggins, the former ... Cleveland • Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can’t be finalized for at least 30 days. The Cavs and Timberwolves have had talks about a trade involving Love for months, long before Cleveland selected Wiggins, the former ... 58221392@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Friday’s sports TV/radio programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221522-77/tape-open-practice-tgc.html.csp Television — Auto racing • NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for Diabetes 250, 6:30 a.m.; final practice, 8:30 a.m., FS1 • NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for The John Wayne Walding 400, 9:30 a.m., FS1 • Formula One, practice for Hungarian Grand Prix, 10 a.m. (tape), NBCSN • United SportsCar Championship, Brickyard Grand Prix, 5 p.m. (tape), FS1 Boxing • Welterweights, Roberto Garcia vs. Breidis Prescott, 7 p.m., ESPN2 • Super featherweights, Wanzell Ellison vs. Tony Lewis; welterweights, Cecil... Television — Auto racing • NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for Diabetes 250, 6:30 a.m.; final practice, 8:30 a.m., FS1 • NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for The John Wayne Walding 400, 9:30 a.m., FS1 • Formula One, practice for Hungarian Grand Prix, 10 a.m. (tape), NBCSN • United SportsCar Championship, Brickyard Grand Prix, 5 p.m. (tape), FS1 Boxing • Welterweights, Roberto Garcia vs. Breidis Prescott, 7 p.m., ESPN2 • Super featherweights, Wanzell Ellison vs. Tony Lewis; welterweights, Cecil... 58221522@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT U.S. Ski and Snowboard’s new CEO hopes to extend run of success http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221789-77/shaw-ussa-association-ceo.html.csp Park City • Sage Kotsenburg joked, as he typically does, his spiffy ESPY Award seated to right. Freeskier David Wise leapt out of his chair as he described his gold-medal run. Alpine megastar Ted Ligety went into the intricacies of how he gained speed toward his second Olympic gold medal. In the back, behind the 200-plus partners and trustees of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), sat a man tasked with implementing his style of change within an organization that produced 17 medalists... Park City • Sage Kotsenburg joked, as he typically does, his spiffy ESPY Award seated to right. Freeskier David Wise leapt out of his chair as he described his gold-medal run. Alpine megastar Ted Ligety went into the intricacies of how he gained speed toward his second Olympic gold medal. In the back, behind the 200-plus partners and trustees of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), sat a man tasked with implementing his style of change within an organization that produced 17 medalists... 58221789@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Head-on crash kills at least one in Eagle Mountain http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58221012-78/cannon-crash-eagle-mountain.html.csp Police were responding Thursday afternoon to a head-on crash in Eagle Mountain. Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon said one person has died and there is “one other possible fatality.” The crash happened just after 2 p.m. on State Road 73 near mile marker 31, according to Cannon. Two vehicles were involved in the accident, one carrying two adults and two children. The driver of the other vehicle was alone, Cannon said. City officials said in a tweet just after 2 p.m. that SR 73 — also kn... Police were responding Thursday afternoon to a head-on crash in Eagle Mountain. Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon said one person has died and there is “one other possible fatality.” The crash happened just after 2 p.m. on State Road 73 near mile marker 31, according to Cannon. Two vehicles were involved in the accident, one carrying two adults and two children. The driver of the other vehicle was alone, Cannon said. City officials said in a tweet just after 2 p.m. that SR 73 — also kn... 58221012@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:57:17 MDT Hiker found dead in Utah identified as Kansas City man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58221778-78/amp-goodrich-group-car.html.csp The hiker found dead in central Utah has been identified as David Ross Goodrich, 52, of Kansas City, Mo. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office identified him on Thursday. On Tuesday, Goodrich was in Horseshoe Canyon, an extension of Canyonlands National Park, when a group of hikers came upon him at about 1 p.m., according to a county press release. He asked them for food and water, which they gave him. He also asked them to take care of his dog, which was in his car at the trailhead. The group of ... The hiker found dead in central Utah has been identified as David Ross Goodrich, 52, of Kansas City, Mo. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office identified him on Thursday. On Tuesday, Goodrich was in Horseshoe Canyon, an extension of Canyonlands National Park, when a group of hikers came upon him at about 1 p.m., according to a county press release. He asked them for food and water, which they gave him. He also asked them to take care of his dog, which was in his car at the trailhead. The group of ... 58221778@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:57:17 MDT Pac-12 football: Stanford, ASU players compliment Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58221574-77/pac-stanford-utah-wilson.html.csp Los Angeles • His 34 wins in three seasons are evidence that he knows football, but @CoachDavidShaw also has some sage thoughts on social media. Shaw said he and his staff not only monitor their players’ Twitter feeds, but that he stresses the importance of keeping some aspects of their life out of the digital realm. For their sanity’s sake. Social media has been “the best and worst thing for a lot of young people,” he said Thursday in the lobby of Paramount Theater, as reporters tweeted his tho... Los Angeles • His 34 wins in three seasons are evidence that he knows football, but @CoachDavidShaw also has some sage thoughts on social media. Shaw said he and his staff not only monitor their players’ Twitter feeds, but that he stresses the importance of keeping some aspects of their life out of the digital realm. For their sanity’s sake. Social media has been “the best and worst thing for a lot of young people,” he said Thursday in the lobby of Paramount Theater, as reporters tweeted his tho... 58221574@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:49:27 MDT Monson: Grandma was wrong, college football cheaters do win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216126-77/rules-cheating-college-bowlsby.html.csp “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.” Sophocles Yeah, so, Sophocles never played in the SEC. If he did, he’d be failing with honor a whole lot, all the way to the bottom of the standings. Honor in college sports, these days, is down five touchdowns to Machiavelli. When money is on the barrel, jacking a few rules en route pretty much seems like a reasonable casualty. Not endorsing that, just stating it as an unfortunate fact. Most of us had to nod in agreement the othe... “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.” Sophocles Yeah, so, Sophocles never played in the SEC. If he did, he’d be failing with honor a whole lot, all the way to the bottom of the standings. Honor in college sports, these days, is down five touchdowns to Machiavelli. When money is on the barrel, jacking a few rules en route pretty much seems like a reasonable casualty. Not endorsing that, just stating it as an unfortunate fact. Most of us had to nod in agreement the othe... 58216126@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:41:46 MDT Pac-12 Media Days Live: Day Two http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58219861-77/pac-matthew-piper-state.html.csp Los Angeles • Stay right here for updates Wednesday and Thursday from Tribune Utah beat writers Kyle Goon and Matthew Piper. MacIntyre, Riley weigh in on what Whittingham calls the “moving target” in the Pac-12 Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre and Oregon State’s Mike Riley agreed with Utah’s Kyle Whittingham that the Pac-12 isn’t getting any easier. MacIntyre said it’s a matter of solid quarterback play. Riley mused that it was because many of the conference’s coaches — Mike Leach, Todd Graham, Ric... Los Angeles • Stay right here for updates Wednesday and Thursday from Tribune Utah beat writers Kyle Goon and Matthew Piper. MacIntyre, Riley weigh in on what Whittingham calls the “moving target” in the Pac-12 Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre and Oregon State’s Mike Riley agreed with Utah’s Kyle Whittingham that the Pac-12 isn’t getting any easier. MacIntyre said it’s a matter of solid quarterback play. Riley mused that it was because many of the conference’s coaches — Mike Leach, Todd Graham, Ric... 58219861@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:41:46 MDT Pac-12 football: Conference boasts impressive QB roster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58220073-77/mariota-pac-quarterbacks-conference.html.csp If you ask Washington State QB Connor Halliday who the best Pac-12 quarterback is, he’s glad to tell you: It’s a tough call, but all-around, it’s got to be Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. Of course, if you ask Mariota, he’s just as likely to point at UCLA’s Brett Hundley, or Oregon State’s Sean Mannion. Maybe they’re just being polite. Maybe they all think of themselves the way Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly thinks of himself: “I see myself at the top, just like those other quarterbacks.” How would Kelly... If you ask Washington State QB Connor Halliday who the best Pac-12 quarterback is, he’s glad to tell you: It’s a tough call, but all-around, it’s got to be Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. Of course, if you ask Mariota, he’s just as likely to point at UCLA’s Brett Hundley, or Oregon State’s Sean Mannion. Maybe they’re just being polite. Maybe they all think of themselves the way Arizona State’s Taylor Kelly thinks of himself: “I see myself at the top, just like those other quarterbacks.” How would Kelly... 58220073@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:35:41 MDT Faith, business groups blast proposed fee on solar-equipped homes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215880-78/solar-customers-fee-utility.html.csp A growing chorus from across the sociopolitical spectrum is denouncing Rocky Mountain Power’s proposal to impose a monthly $4.65 fee on its net-metered customers — those who generate their own power from solar rooftop arrays and pipe what they don’t use into the grid. The state’s largest utility says the “facilities charge” is warranted to ensure its solar-equipped customers are covering their share of the fixed costs of the transmission and distribution system. Critics, who gathered at an east ... A growing chorus from across the sociopolitical spectrum is denouncing Rocky Mountain Power’s proposal to impose a monthly $4.65 fee on its net-metered customers — those who generate their own power from solar rooftop arrays and pipe what they don’t use into the grid. The state’s largest utility says the “facilities charge” is warranted to ensure its solar-equipped customers are covering their share of the fixed costs of the transmission and distribution system. Critics, who gathered at an east ... 58215880@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:33:46 MDT Kate Kelly appeals excommunication from Mormon church http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58221626-80/kelly-church-women-ordain.html.csp Kate Kelly, who has led the effort to obtain Mormon priesthood for women, has appealed her excommunication from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The appeal includes a letter of support from Kelly’s husband, Neil Ransom. He contends the way leaders have excommunicated his wife but not disciplined him is proof of sexism in the church. Kelly sent her appeal to Scott Wheatley, the president of her former stake in Virginia. The appeal is dated Wednesday and was posted on the Ordain ... Kate Kelly, who has led the effort to obtain Mormon priesthood for women, has appealed her excommunication from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The appeal includes a letter of support from Kelly’s husband, Neil Ransom. He contends the way leaders have excommunicated his wife but not disciplined him is proof of sexism in the church. Kelly sent her appeal to Scott Wheatley, the president of her former stake in Virginia. The appeal is dated Wednesday and was posted on the Ordain ... 58221626@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:30:03 MDT ‘Gestapo’ BLM officers decried in House hearing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58221221-90/blm-county-federal-law.html.csp Washington • The armed standoff between Cliven Bundy supporters and the Bureau of Land Management grew out of continued concern about heavy-handed actions by the federal agency’s law enforcement officials, a Utah county commissioner told a House committee on Thursday. “You may not be aware that much of the support for the rancher by everyday citizens may have resulted from a growing frustration from the way they are treated by local BLM officers,” Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock told... Washington • The armed standoff between Cliven Bundy supporters and the Bureau of Land Management grew out of continued concern about heavy-handed actions by the federal agency’s law enforcement officials, a Utah county commissioner told a House committee on Thursday. “You may not be aware that much of the support for the rancher by everyday citizens may have resulted from a growing frustration from the way they are treated by local BLM officers,” Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock told... 58221221@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:14:25 MDT U.S. weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58221617-68/refugee-border-honduras-status.html.csp Washington • The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. The plan would involve screening youths in Honduras, one of the world’s most violent nations, to determine whether they qualify for refugee status. Similar in-country screening programs were set up in East Asia after the Vietnam War and in Haiti in the 1990s. The... Washington • The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. The plan would involve screening youths in Honduras, one of the world’s most violent nations, to determine whether they qualify for refugee status. Similar in-country screening programs were set up in East Asia after the Vietnam War and in Haiti in the 1990s. The... 58221617@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:14:02 MDT The top 5 Utah football seasons of all-time: No. 2 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58147203-77/season-smith-utes-team.html.csp &lt;freeform&gt; The 2004 Utes were absolutely dominant from start to finish, steamrolling opponents on the way to an undefeated record and a Fiesta Bowl berth. From there, the team kept on rolling, beating Pitt 35-7 in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl and acting as the inaugural “BCS busters.” Here’s a look at the second best Utah football season of all-time: Biggest moment: The hook-and-ladder play of the third quarter in the Fiesta Bowl, when Alex Smith tossed the ball to Steve Savoy, who flipped it t... &lt;freeform&gt; The 2004 Utes were absolutely dominant from start to finish, steamrolling opponents on the way to an undefeated record and a Fiesta Bowl berth. From there, the team kept on rolling, beating Pitt 35-7 in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl and acting as the inaugural “BCS busters.” Here’s a look at the second best Utah football season of all-time: Biggest moment: The hook-and-ladder play of the third quarter in the Fiesta Bowl, when Alex Smith tossed the ball to Steve Savoy, who flipped it t... 58147203@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:01:42 MDT Delight at Days of ‘47 parade, Native American celebration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216140-78/parade-lake-salt-celebration.html.csp &lt;freeform&gt; A gigantic roaring Tyrannosaurus rex pulling a handcart, a cartoon Elvis and a huge cherry pie collided with a Native American dance off in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park Thursday, the meeting point for two major cultural events with ties to the founding of Utah. The Days of ‘47 parade, one of the nation’s largest, wound its way from Temple Square to Liberty Park on this Pioneer Day, which celebrates the Mormon pioneers who entered this valley in 1847. It included classic cars, ... &lt;freeform&gt; A gigantic roaring Tyrannosaurus rex pulling a handcart, a cartoon Elvis and a huge cherry pie collided with a Native American dance off in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park Thursday, the meeting point for two major cultural events with ties to the founding of Utah. The Days of ‘47 parade, one of the nation’s largest, wound its way from Temple Square to Liberty Park on this Pioneer Day, which celebrates the Mormon pioneers who entered this valley in 1847. It included classic cars, ... 58216140@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:01:42 MDT Marines investigate Utah corporal who vanished in Iraq http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58221398-90/hassoun-military-marine-camp.html.csp Camp Lejeune, N.C. • Marine Corps officers have launched a formal investigation into whether a Marine from Utah deserted his unit in Iraq or months later after returning to the United States, a military spokesman said Thursday. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, of West Jordan, was being investigated for alleged desertion, destruction of government property and larceny, said Lt. Col. Cliff W. Gilmore, a spokesman for the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune. Hassoun faced those charges a decade... Camp Lejeune, N.C. • Marine Corps officers have launched a formal investigation into whether a Marine from Utah deserted his unit in Iraq or months later after returning to the United States, a military spokesman said Thursday. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, of West Jordan, was being investigated for alleged desertion, destruction of government property and larceny, said Lt. Col. Cliff W. Gilmore, a spokesman for the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune. Hassoun faced those charges a decade... 58221398@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:23:49 MDT Simmons calls ex-KISS bandmates crack addicts, losers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58183544-223/simmons-kiss-band-stanley.html.csp Beverly Hills, Calif. • Paul Stanley is kind of crude and nowhere near as funny as he thinks he is. Gene Simmons is kind of blunt. OK, he’s kind of a jerk. The two original members of KISS appeared before the members of the Television Critics Association to promote their upcoming AMC series “4th and Loud,” which premieres Aug. 4. It’s about their Arena Football League team, the Los Angeles KISS. Stanley got things rolling by opening up with a crude masturbation joke. The biggest problem — it was... Beverly Hills, Calif. • Paul Stanley is kind of crude and nowhere near as funny as he thinks he is. Gene Simmons is kind of blunt. OK, he’s kind of a jerk. The two original members of KISS appeared before the members of the Television Critics Association to promote their upcoming AMC series “4th and Loud,” which premieres Aug. 4. It’s about their Arena Football League team, the Los Angeles KISS. Stanley got things rolling by opening up with a crude masturbation joke. The biggest problem — it was... 58183544@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:19:59 MDT Patrick Kane joins Utah Grizzlies player in rec league game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58217278-77/scarsella-kane-player-team.html.csp Vinny Scarsella humbly admits to being the best player in an adult hockey league near his hometown in western New York. That’s to be expected since he wrapped up a 13-goal, 26-assist season with the Utah Grizzlies earlier this year. A childhood friend changed that Monday. Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane played on Scarsella’s team Monday in Buffalo, the second time this month Kane has laced up his skates to play in the recreation league. “It’s tough to get ice in the summer in Buffalo with j... Vinny Scarsella humbly admits to being the best player in an adult hockey league near his hometown in western New York. That’s to be expected since he wrapped up a 13-goal, 26-assist season with the Utah Grizzlies earlier this year. A childhood friend changed that Monday. Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane played on Scarsella’s team Monday in Buffalo, the second time this month Kane has laced up his skates to play in the recreation league. “It’s tough to get ice in the summer in Buffalo with j... 58217278@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:10:43 MDT New Glinda to float onto the Capitol Theatre stage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58215719-223/says-wicked-beck-tour.html.csp After 970 performances as “Wicked’s” Glinda, Gina Beck will be departing in a bubble for her last time from the Capitol Theatre stage. Chandra Lee Schwartz, a veteran of the touring and Broadway companies, will be reclaiming the character’s wand beginning July 29. Joining the cast as Boq is Etai BenShlomo, who previously played the role on Broadway. “Roles like this don’t come along very often,” says Schwartz while walking to rehearsal at the downtown Salt Lake City theater. “To get to come bac... After 970 performances as “Wicked’s” Glinda, Gina Beck will be departing in a bubble for her last time from the Capitol Theatre stage. Chandra Lee Schwartz, a veteran of the touring and Broadway companies, will be reclaiming the character’s wand beginning July 29. Joining the cast as Boq is Etai BenShlomo, who previously played the role on Broadway. “Roles like this don’t come along very often,” says Schwartz while walking to rehearsal at the downtown Salt Lake City theater. “To get to come bac... 58215719@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:07:01 MDT More than wishes transform characters in ‘Into the Woods’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58207135-223/actors-woods-festival-musical.html.csp The idea of transformation — what happens after the “happily ever after” ending for beloved fairy-tale characters — drives the plot of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods,” now receiving a spirited production at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The characters’ physical onstage transformations underscore their emotional changes, says USF co-artistic director Brian Vaughn, who terms the show a “must-see” entry in the musical theater canon. Despite its silly-sounding story fracturing fairy ta... The idea of transformation — what happens after the “happily ever after” ending for beloved fairy-tale characters — drives the plot of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods,” now receiving a spirited production at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The characters’ physical onstage transformations underscore their emotional changes, says USF co-artistic director Brian Vaughn, who terms the show a “must-see” entry in the musical theater canon. Despite its silly-sounding story fracturing fairy ta... 58207135@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:53:01 MDT Movie review: Hoffman compelling in spy drama ‘A Most Wanted Man’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58207672-223/hoffman-wanted-bachmann-spy.html.csp The brooding, low-key spy drama “A Most Wanted Man” comes wrapped in an extra layer of despair it didn’t have when it premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. That’s because between then and now, the film’s star, Philip Seymour Hoffman, died of a heroin overdose — and every moment of his performance is now weighted with a sense of foreboding doom. That doom might have been there anyway, because John LeCarré’s novel provides director Anton Corbijn (“The American”) with plenty of dark mate... The brooding, low-key spy drama “A Most Wanted Man” comes wrapped in an extra layer of despair it didn’t have when it premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. That’s because between then and now, the film’s star, Philip Seymour Hoffman, died of a heroin overdose — and every moment of his performance is now weighted with a sense of foreboding doom. That doom might have been there anyway, because John LeCarré’s novel provides director Anton Corbijn (“The American”) with plenty of dark mate... 58207672@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:48:25 MDT Real Salt Lake original Andy Williams adjusting to new role http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58212195-77/rsl-club-williams-montreal.html.csp Sandy • The temperature rises on a sweltering midsummer day at America First Field in Sandy and there is Andy Williams, pointing out passing angles in a windbreaker and a Real Salt Lake cap. The windbreaker has a single star above the club’s crest over Williams’ heart, a signifier of his playing days with RSL, of the dreadful seasons laboring on the steaming turf at Rice-Eccles Stadium to the MLS Cup crown hoisted five seasons ago. For 90 minutes, the club runs through drills and small scrimmage... Sandy • The temperature rises on a sweltering midsummer day at America First Field in Sandy and there is Andy Williams, pointing out passing angles in a windbreaker and a Real Salt Lake cap. The windbreaker has a single star above the club’s crest over Williams’ heart, a signifier of his playing days with RSL, of the dreadful seasons laboring on the steaming turf at Rice-Eccles Stadium to the MLS Cup crown hoisted five seasons ago. For 90 minutes, the club runs through drills and small scrimmage... 58212195@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:43:47 MDT Movie review: Reiner’s ‘And So It Goes’ is a comic low point http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58206433-223/oren-stars-movie-goes.html.csp Rob Reiner hits the bottom of the romantic-comedy barrel in “And So It Goes,” a desperately unfunny movie that assaults the dignity of its stars and the audience. Michael Douglas stars as Oren Little, a self-absorbed, mean-spirited and bigoted real-estate agent in a sleepy Connecticut town. Oren is suddenly saddled with caring for Sarah (Sterling Jerins), the daughter of his estranged son, Luke (Scott Shepherd), who is soon to serve a brief prison stretch for insider trading. Oren tries to fob ... Rob Reiner hits the bottom of the romantic-comedy barrel in “And So It Goes,” a desperately unfunny movie that assaults the dignity of its stars and the audience. Michael Douglas stars as Oren Little, a self-absorbed, mean-spirited and bigoted real-estate agent in a sleepy Connecticut town. Oren is suddenly saddled with caring for Sarah (Sterling Jerins), the daughter of his estranged son, Luke (Scott Shepherd), who is soon to serve a brief prison stretch for insider trading. Oren tries to fob ... 58206433@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:41:02 MDT Movie review: ‘Life Itself’ presents Roger Ebert from all sides http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58207675-223/ebert-film-james-movie.html.csp It was inevitable that the mourning period for the people who knew the great film critic Roger Ebert — either personally (like me) or through his writing — would end with a movie. Thankfully, that movie, Steve James’ documentary “Life Itself,” is a good one — a movie Roger would have enjoyed watching, and one in which he would have been proud to be participating. James owes Ebert his career, since Ebert and his then-partner, Gene Siskel, championed James’ first film, “Hoop Dreams,” back in 1994.... It was inevitable that the mourning period for the people who knew the great film critic Roger Ebert — either personally (like me) or through his writing — would end with a movie. Thankfully, that movie, Steve James’ documentary “Life Itself,” is a good one — a movie Roger would have enjoyed watching, and one in which he would have been proud to be participating. James owes Ebert his career, since Ebert and his then-partner, Gene Siskel, championed James’ first film, “Hoop Dreams,” back in 1994.... 58207675@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:41:02 MDT Movie review: ‘Lucy’ is convoluted sci-fi that’s not crazy enough http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58215368-223/lucy-movie-besson-crazy.html.csp Those expecting a straight-ahead action movie in Luc Besson’s “Lucy” may find this sci-fi head-scratcher a little crazy — but I don’t think it’s crazy enough. Scarlett Johansson stars as Lucy, an American student in Taiwan who becomes an unwilling drug mule for a nasty Asian crime boss, Mr. Jang (played by the Korean star Choi Min-Sik). A pouch of a mysterious drug is surgically implanted in her belly, but when the parcel bursts into her bloodstream, the drug takes effect, opening up her mental... Those expecting a straight-ahead action movie in Luc Besson’s “Lucy” may find this sci-fi head-scratcher a little crazy — but I don’t think it’s crazy enough. Scarlett Johansson stars as Lucy, an American student in Taiwan who becomes an unwilling drug mule for a nasty Asian crime boss, Mr. Jang (played by the Korean star Choi Min-Sik). A pouch of a mysterious drug is surgically implanted in her belly, but when the parcel bursts into her bloodstream, the drug takes effect, opening up her mental... 58215368@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:41:02 MDT Movie review: In ‘Wish I Was Here,’ Braff mixes high drama and low comedy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58211773-223/braff-movie-wish-config.html.csp Director/star Zach Braff shows in the famously crowd-funded comedy-drama “Wish I Was Here” that he’s equally appealing and infuriating on both sides of the camera. Braff stars as Aiden Bloom, a 35-year-old Los Angeleno whose dream of being a successful actor could be hitting its sell-by date. His patient wife, Sarah (Kate Hudson), is supporting the family with a dead-end job at the water department; his father, Gabe (Mandy Patinkin), is paying to send their kids, Grace (Joey King) and Ticker (P... Director/star Zach Braff shows in the famously crowd-funded comedy-drama “Wish I Was Here” that he’s equally appealing and infuriating on both sides of the camera. Braff stars as Aiden Bloom, a 35-year-old Los Angeleno whose dream of being a successful actor could be hitting its sell-by date. His patient wife, Sarah (Kate Hudson), is supporting the family with a dead-end job at the water department; his father, Gabe (Mandy Patinkin), is paying to send their kids, Grace (Joey King) and Ticker (P... 58211773@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:40:02 MDT Dunkin’ pushing cashiers to ‘upsell’ in afternoons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58221346-79/dunkin-customers-travis-afternoon.html.csp New York • If an iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn’t plan on. Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to “upsell” to afternoon customers. It’s part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush. In the afternoon, customers who do come in are mostly just searching for a drink. Upselling of this kind — ... New York • If an iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn’t plan on. Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to “upsell” to afternoon customers. It’s part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush. In the afternoon, customers who do come in are mostly just searching for a drink. Upselling of this kind — ... 58221346@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:22:02 MDT Wal-Mart names new CEO of U.S. discount division http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220761-79/mart-wal-simon-foran.html.csp New York • Wal-Mart is replacing the chief of its U.S. discount stores in what could be an indication that it’s losing confidence that its largest business unit will rebound after more than a year of disappointing results. Greg Foran, who was promoted to president and CEO of Wal-Mart Asia earlier this year, will succeed Bill Simon, who had been CEO of Wal-Mart’s U.S. stores for four years, effective on Aug. 9. The move, which was announced Thursday, marks the company’s biggest management shake-u... New York • Wal-Mart is replacing the chief of its U.S. discount stores in what could be an indication that it’s losing confidence that its largest business unit will rebound after more than a year of disappointing results. Greg Foran, who was promoted to president and CEO of Wal-Mart Asia earlier this year, will succeed Bill Simon, who had been CEO of Wal-Mart’s U.S. stores for four years, effective on Aug. 9. The move, which was announced Thursday, marks the company’s biggest management shake-u... 58220761@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:14:01 MDT Pioneer Day events around Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191385-78/park-tickets-july-thursday.html.csp From parades and food to concerts and fireworks, Pioneer Day celebrations will take place all over Utah this week. Here’s a sampling of what’s going on. SALT LAKE COUNTY Youth Parade The annual youth parade, one of the largest in the country, kicks off the Days of ‘47 events. When • Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m.. Where • Parade starts at 600 East and 500 South. It travels west on 500 South to the City County Building and Washington Square. Brother Brigham’s Ball The fifth annual event wi... From parades and food to concerts and fireworks, Pioneer Day celebrations will take place all over Utah this week. Here’s a sampling of what’s going on. SALT LAKE COUNTY Youth Parade The annual youth parade, one of the largest in the country, kicks off the Days of ‘47 events. When • Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m.. Where • Parade starts at 600 East and 500 South. It travels west on 500 South to the City County Building and Washington Square. Brother Brigham’s Ball The fifth annual event wi... 58191385@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:47:45 MDT U.S. stocks end little changed after mixed news http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58221126-79/percent-fell-stocks-thursday.html.csp New York • U.S. stocks ended little changed Thursday after a day of mixed signals on corporate earnings and the economy. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose less than one point, or 0.05 percent, to close at 1,987.98 Thursday, barely topping a record set the day before. The other two major indexes fell. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped two points, or 0.02 percent, to 17,083.80. The Nasdaq eased one point, or 0.04 percent to 4,472.11. Facebook rose 5 percent and was among the top gainers ... New York • U.S. stocks ended little changed Thursday after a day of mixed signals on corporate earnings and the economy. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose less than one point, or 0.05 percent, to close at 1,987.98 Thursday, barely topping a record set the day before. The other two major indexes fell. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped two points, or 0.02 percent, to 17,083.80. The Nasdaq eased one point, or 0.04 percent to 4,472.11. Facebook rose 5 percent and was among the top gainers ... 58221126@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:38:02 MDT U.N. school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58220478-68/gaza-israel-hamas-hit.html.csp Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Gaza City, Gaza Strip • A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children’s clothing scattered in the courtyard. Palestinian officials blamed Israel for the shelling, which wounded dozens and came on the deadliest day so far of the current round of fighting. However, the Israeli military said the... Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Gaza City, Gaza Strip • A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children’s clothing scattered in the courtyard. Palestinian officials blamed Israel for the shelling, which wounded dozens and came on the deadliest day so far of the current round of fighting. However, the Israeli military said the... 58220478@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:27:30 MDT Out and about: John Lennon tribute, Lyle Lovett http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58210996-223/tickets-performs-lake-salt.html.csp Ghost Town Electronic/rock band Ghost Town performs. When • Tonight at 6 Where • In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City Tickets • $15; Smith’s Tix Lyle Lovett & His Large Band Alt-country singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett will perform with His Large Band. When • Tonight at 7:30 Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City Tickets • Sold out The Orchestra The Orchestra, an ensemble made up of former members of Electric Light Orchestra, will p... Ghost Town Electronic/rock band Ghost Town performs. When • Tonight at 6 Where • In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City Tickets • $15; Smith’s Tix Lyle Lovett & His Large Band Alt-country singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett will perform with His Large Band. When • Tonight at 7:30 Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City Tickets • Sold out The Orchestra The Orchestra, an ensemble made up of former members of Electric Light Orchestra, will p... 58210996@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:13:01 MDT Across U.S. job market, layoffs are becoming rare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220755-79/layoffs-employers-job-jobs.html.csp Washington • The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have dwindled to their lowest level since February 2006 — nearly two years before the Great Recession began — the government said Thursday. The trend means greater job security and suggests a critical turning point in the economic recovery. It raise... Washington • The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have dwindled to their lowest level since February 2006 — nearly two years before the Great Recession began — the government said Thursday. The trend means greater job security and suggests a critical turning point in the economic recovery. It raise... 58220755@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:42:02 MDT Utah State football: Aggies still mum on trademark decision http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216253-77/state-aggies-trademark-mwc.html.csp Las Vegas • While Utah State officials said they are still deciding how to respond to San Diego State’s attempts to trademark the slogan “I believe that we will win,” a mantra made popular by the Aggies’ basketball fans, Utah State football coach Matt Wells said the issue is clear to him. “I was at Navy when they first started that chant, but it was Utah State that made it what it is,” he said. “We own it.” Who actually owns the rights may not be settled for several more months. The Aggies trade... Las Vegas • While Utah State officials said they are still deciding how to respond to San Diego State’s attempts to trademark the slogan “I believe that we will win,” a mantra made popular by the Aggies’ basketball fans, Utah State football coach Matt Wells said the issue is clear to him. “I was at Navy when they first started that chant, but it was Utah State that made it what it is,” he said. “We own it.” Who actually owns the rights may not be settled for several more months. The Aggies trade... 58216253@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:41:08 MDT Airlines report big 2Q profits on strong demand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220757-79/airlines-american-percent-million.html.csp Investing in airlines has long been the butt of jokes, especially when many U.S. carriers traipsed through bankruptcy court in the past decade. Now riding a post-merger tide of higher fares and stable fuel costs, those same airlines are piling up profits — and sharing the newfound riches with investors. American Airlines announced Thursday that it would pay its first dividend in 34 years, and both American and United Airlines announced big plans to buy back their own stock, a strategy designed t... Investing in airlines has long been the butt of jokes, especially when many U.S. carriers traipsed through bankruptcy court in the past decade. Now riding a post-merger tide of higher fares and stable fuel costs, those same airlines are piling up profits — and sharing the newfound riches with investors. American Airlines announced Thursday that it would pay its first dividend in 34 years, and both American and United Airlines announced big plans to buy back their own stock, a strategy designed t... 58220757@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:40:02 MDT IMF cuts U.S., global growth forecasts for 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220767-79/percent-imf-growth-economy.html.csp Washington • The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies. The lending organization predicted Thursday that global growth will be 3.4 percent in 2014, below its April forecast of 3.7 percent. But the fund still expects the growth of the world’s economy to accelerate a bit to 4 percent in 2015. The downgrade of this year’s estimate for the global economy ref... Washington • The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United States, Russia and developing economies. The lending organization predicted Thursday that global growth will be 3.4 percent in 2014, below its April forecast of 3.7 percent. But the fund still expects the growth of the world’s economy to accelerate a bit to 4 percent in 2015. The downgrade of this year’s estimate for the global economy ref... 58220767@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:38:02 MDT U.S. unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220769-79/unemployment-applications-aid-growth.html.csp Washington • The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great Recession began. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 7,250 to 302,000. Claims for jobless aid have been falling for the past three months. Rec... Washington • The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great Recession began. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 7,250 to 302,000. Claims for jobless aid have been falling for the past three months. Rec... 58220769@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:37:01 MDT Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.13 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220775-79/mortgage-percent-average-rate.html.csp Washington • Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan was 4.13 percent, unchanged from last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, edged up to 3.26 percent from 3.23 percent last week. Mortgage rates are below the levels of a year ago, having fallen in recent weeks after climb... Washington • Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates were stable to slightly higher this week, remaining near their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan was 4.13 percent, unchanged from last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, edged up to 3.26 percent from 3.23 percent last week. Mortgage rates are below the levels of a year ago, having fallen in recent weeks after climb... 58220775@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:35:02 MDT Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58220549-68/cave-meachen-scientists-bones.html.csp Cheyenne, Wyo. • For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America’s most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave. Natural Trap Cave in north-central Wyoming is 85 feet deep and almost impossible to see until you’re standing right next to it. Over tens of thousands of years, many, many animals — including now-extinct mammoths, short-faced bears, Americ... Cheyenne, Wyo. • For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America’s most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave. Natural Trap Cave in north-central Wyoming is 85 feet deep and almost impossible to see until you’re standing right next to it. Over tens of thousands of years, many, many animals — including now-extinct mammoths, short-faced bears, Americ... 58220549@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:18:41 MDT Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206906-79/mattel-comic-con-toys.html.csp Los Angeles • When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky’s the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel’s dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport. Inside the colorful design center — a Hot Wheels-themed shuttle bus transports employees from Mattel’s parking garage... Los Angeles • When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky’s the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel’s dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport. Inside the colorful design center — a Hot Wheels-themed shuttle bus transports employees from Mattel’s parking garage... 58206906@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:16:48 MDT ’Weird Al’ on his weirdly successful week in music http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58207080-223/album-yankovic-week-beyoncé.html.csp Los Angeles • Attention, pop stars: If “Weird Al” Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you’re likely his next parody conquest. Such was the case for artists like Pharrell and Iggy Azalea, who are covered by Yankovic in his latest album, “Mandatory Fun.” For his 14th studio effort, released last week, Yankovic had his heart set on Williams’ No. 1 smash “Happy.” When he didn’t hear back from Pharrell’s camp, he decided to go straight to the source. “I... Los Angeles • Attention, pop stars: If “Weird Al” Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you’re likely his next parody conquest. Such was the case for artists like Pharrell and Iggy Azalea, who are covered by Yankovic in his latest album, “Mandatory Fun.” For his 14th studio effort, released last week, Yankovic had his heart set on Williams’ No. 1 smash “Happy.” When he didn’t hear back from Pharrell’s camp, he decided to go straight to the source. “I... 58207080@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:42:39 MDT Where to watch fireworks on Pioneer Day http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216239-78/location-fireworks-pioneer-county.html.csp Salt Lake County Native American Celebration Time: Event starts at 7 a.m.; Fireworks at 10 p.m. Location: Liberty Park, 600 E. 1300 South Utah Pioneer Days at West Jordan Time: 10 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Park, 1985 W. 7800 South Butlerville Days Time: 9:45 p.m. Location: Butler Park, 7500 S. 2700 East, Cottonwood Heights Salt Lake Bees vs. Reno Aces Time: Game starts at 6:35 p.m., fireworks to follow Location: Smith’s Mobile Ballpark, 77 W. 1300 South Real Salt Lake vs. Mo... Salt Lake County Native American Celebration Time: Event starts at 7 a.m.; Fireworks at 10 p.m. Location: Liberty Park, 600 E. 1300 South Utah Pioneer Days at West Jordan Time: 10 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Park, 1985 W. 7800 South Butlerville Days Time: 9:45 p.m. Location: Butler Park, 7500 S. 2700 East, Cottonwood Heights Salt Lake Bees vs. Reno Aces Time: Game starts at 6:35 p.m., fireworks to follow Location: Smith’s Mobile Ballpark, 77 W. 1300 South Real Salt Lake vs. Mo... 58216239@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:42:39 MDT House advances lawsuit bill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58220526-68/lawsuit-republicans-law-legislation.html.csp Washington • House Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit that accuses President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law. The vote in the Rules Committee was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed. Republicans say the lawsuit is necessary because Obama is exceeding his authority as president by failing to carry out legislation that Congress passed and he signed into law. Democrats... Washington • House Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit that accuses President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law. The vote in the Rules Committee was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed. Republicans say the lawsuit is necessary because Obama is exceeding his authority as president by failing to carry out legislation that Congress passed and he signed into law. Democrats... 58220526@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:33:02 MDT Arizona prolonged execution rekindles death penalty debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58220500-68/wood-execution-death-arizona.html.csp Florence, Ariz. • The nation’s third execution in six months to go awry rekindled the debate over the death penalty and handed potentially new evidence to those building a case against lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment. Joseph Rudolph Wood took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during his execution in Arizona on Wednesday. The execution took so long that his lawyers had time to file an emergency appeal while it was ongoing. The Arizona Supreme Court also call... Florence, Ariz. • The nation’s third execution in six months to go awry rekindled the debate over the death penalty and handed potentially new evidence to those building a case against lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment. Joseph Rudolph Wood took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during his execution in Arizona on Wednesday. The execution took so long that his lawyers had time to file an emergency appeal while it was ongoing. The Arizona Supreme Court also call... 58220500@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:30:01 MDT Pioneers of hip-hop coming to Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58211082-223/tang-soul-clan-lake.html.csp Create a list of the most influential rap groups, and Wu-Tang Clan and De La Soul will be near the top. Lucky for Salt Lake City fans, both East Coast hip-hop groups will be performing as part of the 2014 Twilight Concert series. Wu-Tang performs Thursday, July 31; De La Soul comes in Aug. 21. Both groups have been around for more than 20 years, producing dozens of hits and attracting legions of fans. Here’s a snapshot of where these bands started and what they’ve accomplished. Wu-Tang Clan Fo... Create a list of the most influential rap groups, and Wu-Tang Clan and De La Soul will be near the top. Lucky for Salt Lake City fans, both East Coast hip-hop groups will be performing as part of the 2014 Twilight Concert series. Wu-Tang performs Thursday, July 31; De La Soul comes in Aug. 21. Both groups have been around for more than 20 years, producing dozens of hits and attracting legions of fans. Here’s a snapshot of where these bands started and what they’ve accomplished. Wu-Tang Clan Fo... 58211082@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:45:46 MDT Fans like somethin’ ’bout country singer/songwriter Kip Moore http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58207231-223/moore-music-mcgraw-kip.html.csp The 2014 country music season at the USANA Amphitheatre begins Friday, July 25, with superstar Tim McGraw headlining a show that also features Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope. Keith Urban follows on Aug. 30. Then it’s Alabama on Sept. 13 and Blake Shelton with The Band Perry on Sept. 26. If you’re a country music fan, it’s a wealth of down-home riches. McGraw is a regular at the West Valley venue — he performed last summer in Utah and numerous times during his 20-year-career. Pope is trying to she... The 2014 country music season at the USANA Amphitheatre begins Friday, July 25, with superstar Tim McGraw headlining a show that also features Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope. Keith Urban follows on Aug. 30. Then it’s Alabama on Sept. 13 and Blake Shelton with The Band Perry on Sept. 26. If you’re a country music fan, it’s a wealth of down-home riches. McGraw is a regular at the West Valley venue — he performed last summer in Utah and numerous times during his 20-year-career. Pope is trying to she... 58207231@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:45:27 MDT Days of ‘47 Parade watchers start early http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216887-78/parade-route-family-lake.html.csp As she drove to work Wednesday afternoon, Allie Crawford, 20, remembered thinking, “Why are they all facing the road and watching cars? What is this?” Crawford serves tea at the Tea Grotto at 401 E. 900 South, right along the route of the Days of ‘47 Parade that will pour through downtown Salt Lake City Thursday morning. Crawford had forgotten all about the parade, so it didn’t occur to her that the dozens of people lining the curb Wednesday afternoon had arrived early. Very early. The Salt La... As she drove to work Wednesday afternoon, Allie Crawford, 20, remembered thinking, “Why are they all facing the road and watching cars? What is this?” Crawford serves tea at the Tea Grotto at 401 E. 900 South, right along the route of the Days of ‘47 Parade that will pour through downtown Salt Lake City Thursday morning. Crawford had forgotten all about the parade, so it didn’t occur to her that the dozens of people lining the curb Wednesday afternoon had arrived early. Very early. The Salt La... 58216887@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:27 MDT Ogden Canyon to be closed for 4 hours Wednesday night http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216966-78/barriers-canyon-crews-hours.html.csp The Utah Department of Transportation will be closing State Road 39 Ogden Canyon for about four hours Wednesday, starting at 5:00 p.m., to assist road crews. The Utah Highway Patrol will be assisting with traffic control while crews remove several jersey barriers that were knocked into the river by a semi, according to a tweet from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office. “This was a minor accident/no damage to the truck. It brushed the barriers, knocking a couple into the river,” the sheriff’s office... The Utah Department of Transportation will be closing State Road 39 Ogden Canyon for about four hours Wednesday, starting at 5:00 p.m., to assist road crews. The Utah Highway Patrol will be assisting with traffic control while crews remove several jersey barriers that were knocked into the river by a semi, according to a tweet from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office. “This was a minor accident/no damage to the truck. It brushed the barriers, knocking a couple into the river,” the sheriff’s office... 58216966@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:38:52 MDT Hiker dies in high temperatures in Wayne County canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58217999-78/amp-canyon-county-group.html.csp High temperatures may have contributed to a hiker’s death Tuesday in a Wayne County canyon. The man was in Horseshoe Canyon when a group of hikers came upon him about 1 p.m., according to a county press release. The man asked them for food and water, which they gave him. He also asked them to take care of his dog, which was in his car at the trailhead. The group of hikers relayed the man’s request to another group of hikers, who went back to the trailhead and let the man’s dog out of the car. A... High temperatures may have contributed to a hiker’s death Tuesday in a Wayne County canyon. The man was in Horseshoe Canyon when a group of hikers came upon him about 1 p.m., according to a county press release. The man asked them for food and water, which they gave him. He also asked them to take care of his dog, which was in his car at the trailhead. The group of hikers relayed the man’s request to another group of hikers, who went back to the trailhead and let the man’s dog out of the car. A... 58217999@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:38:52 MDT Forecast: Hot and a chance of thunderstorms for much of Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58219649-78/weather-chance-thunderstorms-lake.html.csp Hot weather — and a chance of thunderstorms in some areas — is expected across Utah Thursday and throughout the weekend. The National Weather Service reported Thursday morning that rain showers and wind may blow through some Utah counties in the early morning hours of Pioneer Day, including western Millard, Juab and Utah counties, along with the South Salt Lake area. High temperatures on Thursday through the weekend is expected to hover in the mid-90s for the Salt Lake City area. The weather ser... Hot weather — and a chance of thunderstorms in some areas — is expected across Utah Thursday and throughout the weekend. The National Weather Service reported Thursday morning that rain showers and wind may blow through some Utah counties in the early morning hours of Pioneer Day, including western Millard, Juab and Utah counties, along with the South Salt Lake area. High temperatures on Thursday through the weekend is expected to hover in the mid-90s for the Salt Lake City area. The weather ser... 58219649@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:38:52 MDT Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58219941-68/plane-burkina-faso-mali.html.csp Algiers, Algeria • An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso — the third major international aviation disaster in a week. The plane, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria’s flagship carrier, disappeared from radar less than an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou for Algiers. French fighter jets, U.N. peacekeepers and others h... Algiers, Algeria • An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso — the third major international aviation disaster in a week. The plane, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria’s flagship carrier, disappeared from radar less than an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou for Algiers. French fighter jets, U.N. peacekeepers and others h... 58219941@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:35:32 MDT This is the place for facts you might not know about Mormon pioneers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216230-78/mormon-pioneers-wagon-1847.html.csp You may be yawning at the thought of yet another Pioneer Day parade celebrating the heroic arrival of beleaguered Mormons into the Salt Lake Valley. You’ve heard of the LDS prophet declaring on July 24 that “this is the right place.” The tragic Willie and Martin handcart companies, trapped in snowy Wyoming. The crickets and sea gulls. But there’s a lot you might not know about Mormon pioneers and their historic trek. We asked several historians to share little-known facts about the day, the pe... You may be yawning at the thought of yet another Pioneer Day parade celebrating the heroic arrival of beleaguered Mormons into the Salt Lake Valley. You’ve heard of the LDS prophet declaring on July 24 that “this is the right place.” The tragic Willie and Martin handcart companies, trapped in snowy Wyoming. The crickets and sea gulls. But there’s a lot you might not know about Mormon pioneers and their historic trek. We asked several historians to share little-known facts about the day, the pe... 58216230@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:33:04 MDT MWC football: Norm Chow says he’s not feeling pressure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216514-77/chow-coach-hawaii-utah.html.csp Las Vegas • The rumblings and grumblings to remove Norm Chow as Hawaii’s head coach might be building with the burning fire of an awakening island volcano, but if Chow is feeling the heat, he sure isn’t letting on. “It’s part of the deal,” he said with the same jovial type of response he used when he departed Utah three years ago to become Hawaii’s head coach. “I realized the other day that this is going to be my 45th fall camp. When you’ve coached that long, you know what pressure is like, and ... Las Vegas • The rumblings and grumblings to remove Norm Chow as Hawaii’s head coach might be building with the burning fire of an awakening island volcano, but if Chow is feeling the heat, he sure isn’t letting on. “It’s part of the deal,” he said with the same jovial type of response he used when he departed Utah three years ago to become Hawaii’s head coach. “I realized the other day that this is going to be my 45th fall camp. When you’ve coached that long, you know what pressure is like, and ... 58216514@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:26:42 MDT Leap of faith pays off for Pioneer Park’s flying trapeze business http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215788-78/trapeze-park-flying-lake.html.csp The feelings are always the same for Dennis Ford. He may look cool and collected from afar as he climbs the ladder and perches at the top of the flying trapeze. But inside, it’s a different story. His heart beats faster. He’s jittery. He has to remind himself: breathe. It’s been this way every time he has been on a flying trapeze in the past five years. And then, he jumps. He swings effortlessly, lets go of the bar and flips three times. His fingertips brush the catcher swinging upside down o... The feelings are always the same for Dennis Ford. He may look cool and collected from afar as he climbs the ladder and perches at the top of the flying trapeze. But inside, it’s a different story. His heart beats faster. He’s jittery. He has to remind himself: breathe. It’s been this way every time he has been on a flying trapeze in the past five years. And then, he jumps. He swings effortlessly, lets go of the bar and flips three times. His fingertips brush the catcher swinging upside down o... 58215788@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:18:53 MDT Utah football: Utes angling for the Pac-12 marquee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58215752-89/whittingham-pac-utah-utes.html.csp Los Angeles • He fielded a few questions about Travis Wilson. One about KISS. Nobody even mentioned Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson. But on his fourth Pac-12 Media Day, most reporters wanted Kyle Whittingham to address just how much his once-perennial bowl team has been affected — for good and bad — by its membership in the Pac-12. His answer was no surprise. A lot. Utah is better than they were when they entered the Pac-12, Whittingham said. He would like his chances in the Mountain West, he... Los Angeles • He fielded a few questions about Travis Wilson. One about KISS. Nobody even mentioned Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson. But on his fourth Pac-12 Media Day, most reporters wanted Kyle Whittingham to address just how much his once-perennial bowl team has been affected — for good and bad — by its membership in the Pac-12. His answer was no surprise. A lot. Utah is better than they were when they entered the Pac-12, Whittingham said. He would like his chances in the Mountain West, he... 58215752@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:17:50 MDT Prep football preview: Weber Warriors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58216494-77/warriors-weber-hammer-region.html.csp EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Weber Warriors They’ll always have that night in downtown Salt Lake City, the night the Weber Warriors screamed in elation, rather than despair. The 2013 season was about finding the course and sticking to it, and under first-year coach Matt Hammer, the Warriors snapped their 24-game losing streak that s... EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Weber Warriors They’ll always have that night in downtown Salt Lake City, the night the Weber Warriors screamed in elation, rather than despair. The 2013 season was about finding the course and sticking to it, and under first-year coach Matt Hammer, the Warriors snapped their 24-game losing streak that s... 58216494@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:10:12 MDT Photos: Tedeschi Trucks Band gets crowd dancing at Red Butte http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58166466-223/trucks-band-tedeschi-concert.html.csp With all due respect to the amazing Susan Tedeschi, her husband Derek Trucks repeatedly stole the show Tuesday night during the Tedeschi Trucks concert at Red Butte Garden. The Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson and his band opened the show. Opening song • Tedeschi Trucks Band covered Traffic’s “Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring.” Most of the crowd was standing from the get-go. This was one of many long-play numbers out of about 14 songs that included an encore. Highlight • The band crushed it on “Bou... With all due respect to the amazing Susan Tedeschi, her husband Derek Trucks repeatedly stole the show Tuesday night during the Tedeschi Trucks concert at Red Butte Garden. The Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson and his band opened the show. Opening song • Tedeschi Trucks Band covered Traffic’s “Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring.” Most of the crowd was standing from the get-go. This was one of many long-play numbers out of about 14 songs that included an encore. Highlight • The band crushed it on “Bou... 58166466@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:40:28 MDT Bountiful’s Handcart Parade sets tone for Pioneer Day celebrations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58216145-200/parade-bountiful-handcart-lake.html.csp It’s not the Days of ’47 Parade, but it’s close — in size, in theme, in location. It’s Handcart Days’ Grand Parade, and it took to the streets of Bountiful on Wednesday evening. The 64th annual event featured some 85 entries, many with Mormon pioneer and Western themes, as it paraded down Bountiful’s Main Street from 1500 South to 400 North, then west to 100 West. The Davis County community’s celebration stretched into Wednesday night with a city-sponsored fireworks show at Mueller Park Junior H... It’s not the Days of ’47 Parade, but it’s close — in size, in theme, in location. It’s Handcart Days’ Grand Parade, and it took to the streets of Bountiful on Wednesday evening. The 64th annual event featured some 85 entries, many with Mormon pioneer and Western themes, as it paraded down Bountiful’s Main Street from 1500 South to 400 North, then west to 100 West. The Davis County community’s celebration stretched into Wednesday night with a city-sponsored fireworks show at Mueller Park Junior H... 58216145@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:22:25 MDT Utah football: Pac-12 commish happy with NCAA power shift http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58217260-89/ncaa-schools-scott-student.html.csp Los Angeles • There’s an understanding in the NCAA that change is inevitable, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said. And if it’s coming down the pipe, the so-called Power Five conferences would like to have some control over it. The man who has guided the conference’s growth in terms of both influence and profit talked candidly about some of the big happenings in college sports. His morning address at Wednesday’s Pac-12 football media session was full of silver linings — he used the word “innova... Los Angeles • There’s an understanding in the NCAA that change is inevitable, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said. And if it’s coming down the pipe, the so-called Power Five conferences would like to have some control over it. The man who has guided the conference’s growth in terms of both influence and profit talked candidly about some of the big happenings in college sports. His morning address at Wednesday’s Pac-12 football media session was full of silver linings — he used the word “innova... 58217260@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:06:18 MDT Dionne: Ideologue judges out to sabotage Obamacare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216124-82/law-circuit-judge-states.html.csp WASHINGTON • Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as “an impartial guardian of the rule of law.” By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning jurists have strayed from such impartiality. We are confronted with a conservative judiciary that will use any argument it can muster to win ideological victories that elude their s... WASHINGTON • Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as “an impartial guardian of the rule of law.” By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning jurists have strayed from such impartiality. We are confronted with a conservative judiciary that will use any argument it can muster to win ideological victories that elude their s... 58216124@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:01:04 MDT Will: Barry Goldwater 2.0 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58214653-82/kashkari-brown-california-goldwater.html.csp Menlo Park, Calif. • Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months. Besides, his don’t-fence-me-in libertarian conservatism was ahead of its time. His agenda, however, was to change his party’s national brand. Today, in this state where one in eight Americans live, an... Menlo Park, Calif. • Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months. Besides, his don’t-fence-me-in libertarian conservatism was ahead of its time. His agenda, however, was to change his party’s national brand. Today, in this state where one in eight Americans live, an... 58214653@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:01:03 MDT More than 100K Utahns to get refunds from health insurers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58216485-200/refunds-health-average-care.html.csp Because their health insurer failed to spend enough money on patient care, more than 100,000 Utahns will soon get a check in the mail, a rebate to their bank account or a smaller-than-expected insurance bill. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers must spend at least 80 percent of the money collected through premiums on patient care. Those who fail to hit the mark have to give refunds to their customers. A report released Thursday by the federal government shows that 104,576 Utahns will split $... Because their health insurer failed to spend enough money on patient care, more than 100,000 Utahns will soon get a check in the mail, a rebate to their bank account or a smaller-than-expected insurance bill. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers must spend at least 80 percent of the money collected through premiums on patient care. Those who fail to hit the mark have to give refunds to their customers. A report released Thursday by the federal government shows that 104,576 Utahns will split $... 58216485@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:38:52 MDT 40 bodies from downed jetliner returned to Dutch soil http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58217723-68/russian-ukraine-government-dutch.html.csp Eindhoven, Netherlands • Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. The carefully choreographed, nearly silent ceremony contrasted sharply with the boom of shells and shattered glass in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels fought to hang onto territory and shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets. The bold new attack showed the ... Eindhoven, Netherlands • Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. The carefully choreographed, nearly silent ceremony contrasted sharply with the boom of shells and shattered glass in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels fought to hang onto territory and shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets. The bold new attack showed the ... 58217723@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:18:02 MDT Judge won’t make Shurtleff, Swallow testify in Jenson case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215995-78/jenson-shurtleff-case-general.html.csp For the second time, a judge has refused to order Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow to testify about the prosecution of a convicted fraudster, who has alleged that the former attorneys general went after him for resisting a “pay-to-play” scheme at the heart of a scandal that led to the arrests of the two former Utah politicians. Undeterred by the judge’s decision, defense attorney Marcus Mumford insisted there was more politics to the prosecution of his client, Mark Sessions Jenson, than the case ... For the second time, a judge has refused to order Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow to testify about the prosecution of a convicted fraudster, who has alleged that the former attorneys general went after him for resisting a “pay-to-play” scheme at the heart of a scandal that led to the arrests of the two former Utah politicians. Undeterred by the judge’s decision, defense attorney Marcus Mumford insisted there was more politics to the prosecution of his client, Mark Sessions Jenson, than the case ... 58215995@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:21:53 MDT What would happen if a massive solar storm hit Earth? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215618-78/storm-solar-massive-planet.html.csp First, your radio would stop working. Your GPS likely would get confused. Minutes to hours later, satellites would start failing, interrupting communications and televisions. Then, the next day, widespread blackouts. Nothing that needed a wall socket would work. Most toilets wouldn’t flush because most water supplies work on electric pumps. The damage could total trillions of dollars and take months or years to fully mend. &lt;freeform&gt; It’s a scenario every human on Earth could be facing ha... First, your radio would stop working. Your GPS likely would get confused. Minutes to hours later, satellites would start failing, interrupting communications and televisions. Then, the next day, widespread blackouts. Nothing that needed a wall socket would work. Most toilets wouldn’t flush because most water supplies work on electric pumps. The damage could total trillions of dollars and take months or years to fully mend. &lt;freeform&gt; It’s a scenario every human on Earth could be facing ha... 58215618@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:58 MDT Judge sets deadline for Utah-based pension fund’s liquidation plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211319-78/clients-accounts-deyoung-funds.html.csp A federal judge on Wednesday declined to dissolve an order appointing a receiver for Riverton-based American Pension Services — which government regulators allege misappropriated millions of dollars of customers’ retirement money — and return control of the company to its owner. Instead, U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby set a deadline of Aug. 22 for the receiver to prepare a liquidation plan, which would include a proposal on how to deal with an alleged $24 million shortfall in customer accoun... A federal judge on Wednesday declined to dissolve an order appointing a receiver for Riverton-based American Pension Services — which government regulators allege misappropriated millions of dollars of customers’ retirement money — and return control of the company to its owner. Instead, U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby set a deadline of Aug. 22 for the receiver to prepare a liquidation plan, which would include a proposal on how to deal with an alleged $24 million shortfall in customer accoun... 58211319@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:45 MDT Ogden police shoot pit bull when welfare check goes wrong http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215156-78/dog-police-officers-scott.html.csp Ogden police say what was supposed to be a routine welfare check instead ended up with the fatal shooting of an angry ex-con’s pit bull dog. Police Lt. Tim Scott said the incident began with a 911 call from the man’s sister. Unable to reach her brother for several days and fearing he was in danger of gang violence, she asked for officers to check on him. About 1 a.m. Wednesday, two uniformed officers arrived at the man’s home near 3000 Monroe Boulevard. While walking to the front door, the offi... Ogden police say what was supposed to be a routine welfare check instead ended up with the fatal shooting of an angry ex-con’s pit bull dog. Police Lt. Tim Scott said the incident began with a 911 call from the man’s sister. Unable to reach her brother for several days and fearing he was in danger of gang violence, she asked for officers to check on him. About 1 a.m. Wednesday, two uniformed officers arrived at the man’s home near 3000 Monroe Boulevard. While walking to the front door, the offi... 58215156@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:36 MDT Kragthorpe: Salt Lake City course closure would drive golfers away http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58214328-77/course-golf-lake-salt.html.csp The potential closure of one or more Salt Lake City golf courses made me wonder about Ralph Frandsen, thinking back to the last time a course was shut down in this town. In 2008, the historic University of Utah layout was about to be replaced by the Utah Science Technology Research complex. Frandsen was forecasting a gloomy outcome for himself and other members of his regular foursome. “It’s going to shorten our lives,” he said. Well, he was exaggerating. Frandsen celebrated his 98th birthday t... The potential closure of one or more Salt Lake City golf courses made me wonder about Ralph Frandsen, thinking back to the last time a course was shut down in this town. In 2008, the historic University of Utah layout was about to be replaced by the Utah Science Technology Research complex. Frandsen was forecasting a gloomy outcome for himself and other members of his regular foursome. “It’s going to shorten our lives,” he said. Well, he was exaggerating. Frandsen celebrated his 98th birthday t... 58214328@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:49:16 MDT Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58217517-68/marriage-court-gay-ruling.html.csp Denver • A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal. Judge Raymond P. Moore’s ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six gay couples who asked the court for an injunction ordering that the state’s ban no longer be enforced. Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper had requested a stay so ... Denver • A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal. Judge Raymond P. Moore’s ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six gay couples who asked the court for an injunction ordering that the state’s ban no longer be enforced. Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper had requested a stay so ... 58217517@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:35:02 MDT Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face ‘intolerance’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58216695-68/rubio-immigration-conservatives-marriage.html.csp Washington • Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face “intolerance” from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives. In remarks he said were likely to get him attacked as a bigot, the Florida Republican also complained to the audience at Catholic University about liberals who defend abortion rights for women but not protections for “the unborn.” While Rubio has consistently held... Washington • Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face “intolerance” from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives. In remarks he said were likely to get him attacked as a bigot, the Florida Republican also complained to the audience at Catholic University about liberals who defend abortion rights for women but not protections for “the unborn.” While Rubio has consistently held... 58216695@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:47:02 MDT Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58216726-68/cruz-israel-boycott-federal.html.csp Washington • Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. “The facts suggest that President Obama has just used a federal regulatory agency to launch an economic boycott on Israel in order to try to force our ally to comply with his foreign-policy deman... Washington • Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas. “The facts suggest that President Obama has just used a federal regulatory agency to launch an economic boycott on Israel in order to try to force our ally to comply with his foreign-policy deman... 58216726@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:47:02 MDT Argentina president says country will not default http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58217352-79/argentina-default-creditors-president.html.csp Buenos Aires • Argentina’s president said Wednesday her country will not go into default because it has been paying debts to bondholders on time. The government is in negotiations to resolve a dispute with creditors over $1.5 billion in unpaid debts that could lead Argentina to its second default in 13 years. But President Cristina Fernandez said a new term for default will have to be created to call “a debtor who paid and someone who blocked it.” She alluded to a U.S. judge’s order that Argenti... Buenos Aires • Argentina’s president said Wednesday her country will not go into default because it has been paying debts to bondholders on time. The government is in negotiations to resolve a dispute with creditors over $1.5 billion in unpaid debts that could lead Argentina to its second default in 13 years. But President Cristina Fernandez said a new term for default will have to be created to call “a debtor who paid and someone who blocked it.” She alluded to a U.S. judge’s order that Argenti... 58217352@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:27:01 MDT New Zealand raises interest rate to 3.5 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58217285-79/rate-zealand-percent-interest.html.csp Wellington • New Zealand raised its benchmark interest rate Thursday to 3.5 percent, but signaled it was pausing its program of rate hikes. The announcement prompted a sharp drop in the New Zealand dollar, which was trading down nearly 1 percent at $0.8625. New Zealand has been going it alone among developed nations this year by embarking on interest-rate tightening. Thursday marked the central bank’s fourth successive hike of 0.25 percent. However, economic conditions have changed significantly... Wellington • New Zealand raised its benchmark interest rate Thursday to 3.5 percent, but signaled it was pausing its program of rate hikes. The announcement prompted a sharp drop in the New Zealand dollar, which was trading down nearly 1 percent at $0.8625. New Zealand has been going it alone among developed nations this year by embarking on interest-rate tightening. Thursday marked the central bank’s fourth successive hike of 0.25 percent. However, economic conditions have changed significantly... 58217285@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:58:01 MDT Pac-12 Media Days Live: Orchard dreams of playing offense, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58215115-89/pac-season-state-usc.html.csp Los Angeles • Stay right here for updates Wednesday and Thursday from Tribune Utah beat writers Kyle Goon and Matthew Piper. Last season, Myles Jack sparked the imagination of college football fans by excelling as both a linebacker and running back. It sparked Nate Orchard’s imagination, too. The senior defensive lineman would love his crack at an offensive role, he told Pac-12 reporters. If only he could talk Kyle Whittingham into letting him play receiver. “I’d love to,” Orchard said. “Catc... Los Angeles • Stay right here for updates Wednesday and Thursday from Tribune Utah beat writers Kyle Goon and Matthew Piper. Last season, Myles Jack sparked the imagination of college football fans by excelling as both a linebacker and running back. It sparked Nate Orchard’s imagination, too. The senior defensive lineman would love his crack at an offensive role, he told Pac-12 reporters. If only he could talk Kyle Whittingham into letting him play receiver. “I’d love to,” Orchard said. “Catc... 58215115@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:43:44 MDT Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216994-79/twitter-workforce-diversity-inc.html.csp San Francisco • Twitter is acknowledging that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The lack of diversity in Twitter’s workforce of roughly 3,000 people was spelled out in data released Wednesday by the San Francisco company. The breakdown revealed that 70 percent of Twitter’s worldwide workforce is composed of men. In the U.S., nearly 90 percent of Twitter’s workers are either white or Asia... San Francisco • Twitter is acknowledging that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The lack of diversity in Twitter’s workforce of roughly 3,000 people was spelled out in data released Wednesday by the San Francisco company. The breakdown revealed that 70 percent of Twitter’s worldwide workforce is composed of men. In the U.S., nearly 90 percent of Twitter’s workers are either white or Asia... 58216994@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:34:01 MDT Nazi suspect dies hours before extradition ruling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58216962-68/breyer-death-auschwitz-camp.html.csp Philadelphia • An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial. Johann Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital, where he had been transferred Saturday after a month in jail, his lawyer and the U.S. Marshals Service said. His death was disclosed Wednesday just as U.S. Magistrate Timothy Rice approved the extradition request, which would still have needed final U.S. government review. Ri... Philadelphia • An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial. Johann Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital, where he had been transferred Saturday after a month in jail, his lawyer and the U.S. Marshals Service said. His death was disclosed Wednesday just as U.S. Magistrate Timothy Rice approved the extradition request, which would still have needed final U.S. government review. Ri... 58216962@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:22:02 MDT Letter: Bad drivers or weak analysis? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215438-82/bad-driving-stats-drivers.html.csp In your feature (“How Bad are Utah Drivers?” July 20) I think you misinterpreted the stats. To establish “bad” driving you would want to obtain insurance company records of auto damage, injuries and fatalities. Driving 68 in a 60 zone on clear, dry roads or gently rolling a stop sign at 1 a.m. on a completely deserted street doesn’t constitute “bad” driving. Analyzing the stats on the number of citations and the fact that nearly 1 in 5 Utahns are cited by the police may tell a different story. ... In your feature (“How Bad are Utah Drivers?” July 20) I think you misinterpreted the stats. To establish “bad” driving you would want to obtain insurance company records of auto damage, injuries and fatalities. Driving 68 in a 60 zone on clear, dry roads or gently rolling a stop sign at 1 a.m. on a completely deserted street doesn’t constitute “bad” driving. Analyzing the stats on the number of citations and the fact that nearly 1 in 5 Utahns are cited by the police may tell a different story. ... 58215438@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:14:01 MDT Letter: Just expanding Medicaid is most bang for buck http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215683-82/utah-medicaid-health-expansion.html.csp On Thursday you reported (“Cost of health insurance expansion will rise for Utah as more people found without coverage,” July 17) how local residents and health professionals are advocating for the expansion of Medicaid and Gov. Herbert’s “Healthy Utah Plan,” as thousands’ income levels are deemed ineligible for health care aid. When analyzing Healthy Utah, there are no clear differences between the new plan and proposed Medicaid expansion. In both cases, the level of poverty would be adjusted ... On Thursday you reported (“Cost of health insurance expansion will rise for Utah as more people found without coverage,” July 17) how local residents and health professionals are advocating for the expansion of Medicaid and Gov. Herbert’s “Healthy Utah Plan,” as thousands’ income levels are deemed ineligible for health care aid. When analyzing Healthy Utah, there are no clear differences between the new plan and proposed Medicaid expansion. In both cases, the level of poverty would be adjusted ... 58215683@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:02 MDT Letter: More midnight fireworks, please! http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216905-82/bed-fireworks-larger-midnight.html.csp There appears to be a need to explode things on Sunday and Monday nights in my neighborhood. After putting the kids to bed and lying in the dark with the cool evening breezes drifting through the house, we hear from some self-appointed people who get themselves all thrilled by firing off 10 or 20 really awesome kabooms, usually around 10 or 11 p.m. Sometimes they go the extra mile and celebrate our independence at 2 or 3 in the morning. Goodness, it’s just so patriotic I have to pinch myse... There appears to be a need to explode things on Sunday and Monday nights in my neighborhood. After putting the kids to bed and lying in the dark with the cool evening breezes drifting through the house, we hear from some self-appointed people who get themselves all thrilled by firing off 10 or 20 really awesome kabooms, usually around 10 or 11 p.m. Sometimes they go the extra mile and celebrate our independence at 2 or 3 in the morning. Goodness, it’s just so patriotic I have to pinch myse... 58216905@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:02 MDT Letter: World’s parents need access to firearms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206776-82/parents-firearms-hundred-access.html.csp Two hundred Nigerian girls are kidnapped. Several hundred Central American children are sent hundreds of miles away from home ­— alone. In these areas of the world, the governments have failed, the criminals have taken over and the parents are powerless. Why? Because the citizens have no firearms. Joe Kolloch Salt Lake City Two hundred Nigerian girls are kidnapped. Several hundred Central American children are sent hundreds of miles away from home ­— alone. In these areas of the world, the governments have failed, the criminals have taken over and the parents are powerless. Why? Because the citizens have no firearms. Joe Kolloch Salt Lake City 58206776@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT Letter: Religion is personal preference, Orrin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215322-82/orrin-religion-discrimination-obama.html.csp Sen. Orrin Hatch very publicly proclaimed (“Obama’s order protects gay workers ... ” July 22) that personal preference (religion) in matters of prejudice and discrimination was more important than constitutional rights or federal law or even common human decency. I would suggest that Sen. Hatch look at what is happening in the Middle East in the name of religion and assess his conviction. Religious discrimination is the root cause of thousands being murdered every month. In the United States t... Sen. Orrin Hatch very publicly proclaimed (“Obama’s order protects gay workers ... ” July 22) that personal preference (religion) in matters of prejudice and discrimination was more important than constitutional rights or federal law or even common human decency. I would suggest that Sen. Hatch look at what is happening in the Middle East in the name of religion and assess his conviction. Religious discrimination is the root cause of thousands being murdered every month. In the United States t... 58215322@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT Letter: Small acts restore this mother’s hope http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215608-82/acts-hope-traffic-awesome.html.csp It’s easy to find reasons to vent, and there are days I feel like the world is against me and I want to do it, too. You know the posts that go like this: “Dear man at the traffic light who cut me off ... ” But in the past week, I’m reminded that people are generally good and that we’re all in this together. A clerk at Old Navy got down on her knees to comfort my little girl after she walked straight into a pillar, and a man stopped traffic and waved my awesome, tentative teenage driver into a ... It’s easy to find reasons to vent, and there are days I feel like the world is against me and I want to do it, too. You know the posts that go like this: “Dear man at the traffic light who cut me off ... ” But in the past week, I’m reminded that people are generally good and that we’re all in this together. A clerk at Old Navy got down on her knees to comfort my little girl after she walked straight into a pillar, and a man stopped traffic and waved my awesome, tentative teenage driver into a ... 58215608@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT Letter: Two-man crew gives Utah integrity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215624-82/utah-general-system-attorney.html.csp The ongoing attorney general scandal might not have happened if Utah had a viable two-party political system. It also might not have happened if people would stop voting by rote and take the time to become informed about the candidates and issues. In Utah we are lucky to have a system of checks and balances that actually works exceedingly well. This system is called District Attorneys Sim Gill and Troy Rawlings. What would we ever do without them? John M. Eggertsen Taylorsville The ongoing attorney general scandal might not have happened if Utah had a viable two-party political system. It also might not have happened if people would stop voting by rote and take the time to become informed about the candidates and issues. In Utah we are lucky to have a system of checks and balances that actually works exceedingly well. This system is called District Attorneys Sim Gill and Troy Rawlings. What would we ever do without them? John M. Eggertsen Taylorsville 58215624@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT Editorial: Republicans waste energy fighting ACA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215831-82/court-federal-health-insurance.html.csp If Republicans, in Utah and across the country, had taken one-tenth of the energy they’ve devoted to trying to kill the Affordable Care Act — and, with it, the most viable hope this nation has of raising its health care availability to the level of the civilized world — and instead devoted it to fixing Obamacare’s many rough edges, we’d have a pretty good system by now. Instead, GOP stalwarts such as Sen. Orrin Hatch and Gov. Gary Herbert are doing an I-told-you-do dance over what they imagine ... If Republicans, in Utah and across the country, had taken one-tenth of the energy they’ve devoted to trying to kill the Affordable Care Act — and, with it, the most viable hope this nation has of raising its health care availability to the level of the civilized world — and instead devoted it to fixing Obamacare’s many rough edges, we’d have a pretty good system by now. Instead, GOP stalwarts such as Sen. Orrin Hatch and Gov. Gary Herbert are doing an I-told-you-do dance over what they imagine ... 58215831@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT