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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... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 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 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:51:02 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:50:01 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:41:01 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:39:00 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 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:34:02 MDT Hiker dies in high temperatures in Wayne County canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58217999-78/county-canyon-group-car.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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:45:23 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:28:02 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 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:06:03 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:05:44 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:31:02 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 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:21:25 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 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:48:59 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 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:43:44 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 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:19:50 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 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:43:44 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 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:43:44 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:43:11 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 Editorial: Religion and LGBT rights can co-exist. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211345-82/religious-act-freedom-hatch.html.csp Good people the world over, throughout history, have found strength and solace in various religious faiths. That’s why a freedom to follow one’s chosen religion is prominent in both the founders’ Bill of Rights and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. But no religion returns the loyalty of its devoted followers if, instead of helping them negotiate the challenges of a changing world, it makes them the false promise that change will not occur. Not only will large numbers of the faithful be in ... Good people the world over, throughout history, have found strength and solace in various religious faiths. That’s why a freedom to follow one’s chosen religion is prominent in both the founders’ Bill of Rights and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. But no religion returns the loyalty of its devoted followers if, instead of helping them negotiate the challenges of a changing world, it makes them the false promise that change will not occur. Not only will large numbers of the faithful be in ... 58211345@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT Letter: Quit talking about rapist, lawmakers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215212-82/jeffs-lawmakers-warren-rapist.html.csp Re: (“Write your lawmakers? Polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs does — a lot,” July 22): Eew! Why are lawmakers even discussing that rheumy-eyed child rapist? It’s like locker room talk. Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, mentions Jeffs’ admonition to stop “having relations with my wife.” This is in such poor taste for a lawmaker to joke around as if Warren Jeffs was just a clown rather than a hardened criminal. The Republican Party accepts gifts from Jeffs? I am embarrassed for them. Is Warren Jeffs ... Re: (“Write your lawmakers? Polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs does — a lot,” July 22): Eew! Why are lawmakers even discussing that rheumy-eyed child rapist? It’s like locker room talk. Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, mentions Jeffs’ admonition to stop “having relations with my wife.” This is in such poor taste for a lawmaker to joke around as if Warren Jeffs was just a clown rather than a hardened criminal. The Republican Party accepts gifts from Jeffs? I am embarrassed for them. Is Warren Jeffs ... 58215212@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT Letter: We won’t be at this parade http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215286-82/lake-salt-parade-state.html.csp On the 24th of July, the state of Utah will celebrate the settling of the Salt Lake Valley. After months of trudging across the plains to escape injustice, facing famine and death along the way, the Mormon pioneers gazed across the valley as Brigham Young famously declared, “This is the place.” But is it the place for everyone? The theme of this year’s Pioneer Day is “Pushing Toward Our Future,” but as we so often see with regards to civil rights in this country, it seems as though history is re... On the 24th of July, the state of Utah will celebrate the settling of the Salt Lake Valley. After months of trudging across the plains to escape injustice, facing famine and death along the way, the Mormon pioneers gazed across the valley as Brigham Young famously declared, “This is the place.” But is it the place for everyone? The theme of this year’s Pioneer Day is “Pushing Toward Our Future,” but as we so often see with regards to civil rights in this country, it seems as though history is re... 58215286@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT Letter: Guilt complex shows in black Mormon story http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215466-82/black-flake-mormon-complex.html.csp Peggy Fletcher Stack’s story of Green Flake, “forgotten black Mormon,” (“Black Mormon pioneers ... ” July 22), while interesting, rings with the apologetic guilt complex that is pervasive in American academia and journalism today. The Green Flake story, as well as other black persons of family interest, has been recorded in both family journals and published books for many decades. I recall seeing the wagon, with captioned story, that Green drove from Winter Quarters to Utah prominently displaye... Peggy Fletcher Stack’s story of Green Flake, “forgotten black Mormon,” (“Black Mormon pioneers ... ” July 22), while interesting, rings with the apologetic guilt complex that is pervasive in American academia and journalism today. The Green Flake story, as well as other black persons of family interest, has been recorded in both family journals and published books for many decades. I recall seeing the wagon, with captioned story, that Green drove from Winter Quarters to Utah prominently displaye... 58215466@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT Letter: Rocky Mountain clouds my Blue Sky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215495-82/rmp-energy-solar-blue.html.csp Rocky Mountain Power must be joking. I just received an email from RMP informing me that “if everyone enrolled in our Blue Sky renewable energy program, we could support enough renewable energy to have an equivalent impact of avoiding over 7 million tons of CO2 in one year.” RMP then asks me to spend at least $1.95 a month (“You choose your participation level”) to enroll in the program to purchase wind power. Hmmm. Let me see. I am a consumer who paid $25,000 two years ago to install rooftop so... Rocky Mountain Power must be joking. I just received an email from RMP informing me that “if everyone enrolled in our Blue Sky renewable energy program, we could support enough renewable energy to have an equivalent impact of avoiding over 7 million tons of CO2 in one year.” RMP then asks me to spend at least $1.95 a month (“You choose your participation level”) to enroll in the program to purchase wind power. Hmmm. Let me see. I am a consumer who paid $25,000 two years ago to install rooftop so... 58215495@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT Letter: Book of Abraham essay doesn’t help much http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215518-82/essay-abraham-book-smith.html.csp Joseph Smith’s translation of the Book of Abraham from Egyptian hieroglyphics has long been a problem f or questioning Mormons, but the church’s recent essay on the subject (“Mormon essay: Abraham essay may not be literal translation,” July 8) may not help much. It requires members to be linguistic contortionists. The church insists that “translate” doesn’t really mean translate, though that’s exactly what Joseph Smith said he was doing. Rather, they claim, he was just “inspired” to write this a... Joseph Smith’s translation of the Book of Abraham from Egyptian hieroglyphics has long been a problem f or questioning Mormons, but the church’s recent essay on the subject (“Mormon essay: Abraham essay may not be literal translation,” July 8) may not help much. It requires members to be linguistic contortionists. The church insists that “translate” doesn’t really mean translate, though that’s exactly what Joseph Smith said he was doing. Rather, they claim, he was just “inspired” to write this a... 58215518@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT Letter: Expanded airport makes more smog? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215539-82/expansion-airport-sltrib-july.html.csp Re your editorial (“Ready for takeoff,” July 22), I have done some traveling from sea to shining sea with a couple of trips to Europe thrown in. I can recall few airports that weren’t experiencing remodeling & expansion of services. Expansion seems to be the buzzword in many aspects of our lives. With all the pluses for this expansion of the airport. One won’t hear a single word about the additional amount of pollution the expansion will add to this salty valley of smog. Or is it just me? Lan... Re your editorial (“Ready for takeoff,” July 22), I have done some traveling from sea to shining sea with a couple of trips to Europe thrown in. I can recall few airports that weren’t experiencing remodeling & expansion of services. Expansion seems to be the buzzword in many aspects of our lives. With all the pluses for this expansion of the airport. One won’t hear a single word about the additional amount of pollution the expansion will add to this salty valley of smog. Or is it just me? Lan... 58215539@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT Video: Anatomy of a Days of ’47 Parade float http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58217042-78/float-lake-salt-cherry.html.csp Late last year, the LDS Church assigned the Salt Lake Bonneville Stake, among dozens of others, to design and construct a float for the 2014 Days of ’47 Parade with the theme, “Pioneers Pushing Towards the Future.” Video producer Mike Stack was asked to document the process from design to finished product. Scores of artists, engineers, painters, and builders donated endless hours to build their entry. It features a giant rotating cherry pie, an old-fashioned grandma, whose rolling pin spins as w... Late last year, the LDS Church assigned the Salt Lake Bonneville Stake, among dozens of others, to design and construct a float for the 2014 Days of ’47 Parade with the theme, “Pioneers Pushing Towards the Future.” Video producer Mike Stack was asked to document the process from design to finished product. Scores of artists, engineers, painters, and builders donated endless hours to build their entry. It features a giant rotating cherry pie, an old-fashioned grandma, whose rolling pin spins as w... 58217042@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:51:29 MDT Bagley Cartoon: Future of Utah Lands http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58217043-82/bagley-cartoon-facebook-lake.html.csp This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. 58217043@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:50:39 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:45:02 MDT U.S. Steel invoking Carnegie legacy in revival plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215209-79/steel-longhi-company-million.html.csp New York • In March 2013, Mario Longhi lobbed an unexpected question into a roomful of 150 U.S. Steel Corp. managers: Who here would buy the company’s stock, tomorrow? He gave them three seconds, and “only a few reacted in that time frame positively,” Longhi said. Since that meeting, Longhi has been promoted to chief executive, and nine months into his tenure he’s closed one plant permanently, two more are temporarily idled and he’s planning to overhaul another. It’s all part of his plan to tran... New York • In March 2013, Mario Longhi lobbed an unexpected question into a roomful of 150 U.S. Steel Corp. managers: Who here would buy the company’s stock, tomorrow? He gave them three seconds, and “only a few reacted in that time frame positively,” Longhi said. Since that meeting, Longhi has been promoted to chief executive, and nine months into his tenure he’s closed one plant permanently, two more are temporarily idled and he’s planning to overhaul another. It’s all part of his plan to tran... 58215209@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:43:02 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:37:02 MDT SEC considering action against S&P over ratings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216974-79/action-sec-considering-notice.html.csp Washington • Standard & Poor’s says regulators have told the rating agency they are considering taking civil enforcement action against it over ratings given to six deals in 2011 involving securities tied to commercial mortgages. S&P’s parent McGraw Hill Financial Inc. disclosed Wednesday in a regulatory filing it has received a so-called “Wells Notice” from staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The notice indicates the staff will recommend to the five-member commission that it pursue... Washington • Standard & Poor’s says regulators have told the rating agency they are considering taking civil enforcement action against it over ratings given to six deals in 2011 involving securities tied to commercial mortgages. S&P’s parent McGraw Hill Financial Inc. disclosed Wednesday in a regulatory filing it has received a so-called “Wells Notice” from staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The notice indicates the staff will recommend to the five-member commission that it pursue... 58216974@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:37:01 MDT Retail trade group reduces annual sales forecast http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216891-79/sales-retail-annual-forecast.html.csp New York • The nation’s largest retail trade group is paring its annual sales forecast because of slower-than-expected growth during the first half of the year tied to winter storms and lingering economic woes. The Washington-based National Retail Federation says Wednesday that it now expects retail sales will rise 3.6 percent this year to $3.2 trillion, instead of its original prediction of 4.1 percent released in early February. The figures include sales in stores and online but exclude automo... New York • The nation’s largest retail trade group is paring its annual sales forecast because of slower-than-expected growth during the first half of the year tied to winter storms and lingering economic woes. The Washington-based National Retail Federation says Wednesday that it now expects retail sales will rise 3.6 percent this year to $3.2 trillion, instead of its original prediction of 4.1 percent released in early February. The figures include sales in stores and online but exclude automo... 58216891@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:34:01 MDT FDA OKs new painkiller from OxyContin maker http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216959-79/abuse-fda-drug-oxycontin.html.csp Washington • The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts. Purdue Pharma’s new drug Targiniq ER is an extended release tablet that combines oxycodone — the active ingredient in OxyContin — with the drug naloxone. FDA regulators approved the drug for daily, round-the-clock pain that does not respond to other medications. If abusers crush the tablets for snorting or injecting naloxon... Washington • The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts. Purdue Pharma’s new drug Targiniq ER is an extended release tablet that combines oxycodone — the active ingredient in OxyContin — with the drug naloxone. FDA regulators approved the drug for daily, round-the-clock pain that does not respond to other medications. If abusers crush the tablets for snorting or injecting naloxon... 58216959@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:34:01 MDT Pioneers of hip-hop coming to Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58211082-223/tang-soul-clan-com.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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:32:01 MDT 12-year-old boy rescued off Utah’s Mount Timpanogos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216644-78/helicopter-sheriff-office-leg.html.csp A 12-year-old boy who fell and cut his leg open hiking on a snow field near the base of Mount Timpanogos was rescued and taken by helicopter to hospital Wednesday afternoon. The boy’s mother called emergency dispatchers about 2:10 p.m., saying her son had fell near Emerald Lake and cut his lower right leg to the bone, according to a press release from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. The leg was bleeding badly, the mother told dispatchers, though she had managed to bandage the wound and contain... A 12-year-old boy who fell and cut his leg open hiking on a snow field near the base of Mount Timpanogos was rescued and taken by helicopter to hospital Wednesday afternoon. The boy’s mother called emergency dispatchers about 2:10 p.m., saying her son had fell near Emerald Lake and cut his lower right leg to the bone, according to a press release from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. The leg was bleeding badly, the mother told dispatchers, though she had managed to bandage the wound and contain... 58216644@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:49 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:57:02 MDT Dow Chemical’s quarterly profits top expectations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216770-79/dow-chemical-billion-company.html.csp Houston • Dow Chemical Co., the largest U.S. chemical maker, posted second-quarter earnings that exceeded analysts’ estimates as the company expanded margins by raising product prices and cutting expenses. Profit excluding some items was 74 cents a share, the Midland, Mich.-based company said Wednesday, exceeding the 71-cent average estimate of 17 analysts compiled by Bloomberg. Second-quarter net income fell to $882 million, or 73 cents a share, compared with $2.34 billion, or $1.87, a year ear... Houston • Dow Chemical Co., the largest U.S. chemical maker, posted second-quarter earnings that exceeded analysts’ estimates as the company expanded margins by raising product prices and cutting expenses. Profit excluding some items was 74 cents a share, the Midland, Mich.-based company said Wednesday, exceeding the 71-cent average estimate of 17 analysts compiled by Bloomberg. Second-quarter net income fell to $882 million, or 73 cents a share, compared with $2.34 billion, or $1.87, a year ear... 58216770@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:54:01 MDT Facebook’s quarterly earnings and revenue soar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216769-79/facebook-percent-revenue-mobile.html.csp Menlo Park, Calif. • Facebook is on a roll. The world’s largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often. The company’s shares climbed nearly 4 percent in extended trading after the results came out, signaling that they could hit a record high when the stock market opens on Thursday. Investors who bought — and held on to — Facebook stock during the company’s initial public offering ... Menlo Park, Calif. • Facebook is on a roll. The world’s largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often. The company’s shares climbed nearly 4 percent in extended trading after the results came out, signaling that they could hit a record high when the stock market opens on Thursday. Investors who bought — and held on to — Facebook stock during the company’s initial public offering ... 58216769@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:41:02 MDT Train and the Wallflowers play free Saturday show http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58215758-223/train-rodeo-band-hey.html.csp The rock band Train was inescapable when songs like “Calling All Angels,” “Drops of Jupiter” and “Meet Virginia” put the San Francisco musicians at the top of the charts. The group found more success in the pop-rock world in 2010, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard 100 with “Hey, Soul Sister.” Train recently released the single “Angel in Blue Jeans” from the 2014 album “Bulletproof Picasso,” which will be released in September. The band will perform on a free outdoor concert on Saturday after th... The rock band Train was inescapable when songs like “Calling All Angels,” “Drops of Jupiter” and “Meet Virginia” put the San Francisco musicians at the top of the charts. The group found more success in the pop-rock world in 2010, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard 100 with “Hey, Soul Sister.” Train recently released the single “Angel in Blue Jeans” from the 2014 album “Bulletproof Picasso,” which will be released in September. The band will perform on a free outdoor concert on Saturday after th... 58215758@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:30:02 MDT Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216742-79/osi-mcdonald-china-company.html.csp New York • It isn’t a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world’s most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald’s locations. OSI Group, a privately-held company based in Aurora, Illinois, was thrust into the spotlight this weekend when a Chinese TV station reported that one of its Shanghai plants repackaged old beef and chicken and slapped new expiration dates on them. The scare has ensnared chains i... New York • It isn’t a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world’s most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald’s locations. OSI Group, a privately-held company based in Aurora, Illinois, was thrust into the spotlight this weekend when a Chinese TV station reported that one of its Shanghai plants repackaged old beef and chicken and slapped new expiration dates on them. The scare has ensnared chains i... 58216742@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:28:02 MDT FDA warns of compounded drug recall by firm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216696-79/fda-drug-drugs-pharmaceuticals.html.csp Washington • The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors Wednesday not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to potential risks of contamination. The agency says FDA inspectors recently uncovered unsanitary conditions at Unique Pharmaceuticals’ plant in Temple, Texas. The inspections revealed production problems in several drug lots that were supposed to be sterile. “Using these products puts patients at an unacceptable risk for serious infection,” said Carol Bennett, a... Washington • The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors Wednesday not to use compounded drugs from a Texas specialty pharmacy due to potential risks of contamination. The agency says FDA inspectors recently uncovered unsanitary conditions at Unique Pharmaceuticals’ plant in Temple, Texas. The inspections revealed production problems in several drug lots that were supposed to be sterile. “Using these products puts patients at an unacceptable risk for serious infection,” said Carol Bennett, a... 58216696@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:23:02 MDT Price of oil rises on sharp drop in U.S. supplies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216660-79/oil-supplies-cents-rose.html.csp The price of oil rose Wednesday after the government reported U.S. oil supplies rose more than expected. The benchmark U.S. oil contract for September delivery gained 73 cents to $103.12 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude for September delivery, a benchmark for international oils, rose 70 cents to $108.03 on the ICE Futures exchange in London. The Energy Department reported that U.S. oil supplies fell by 4 million barrels last week, a sharper decline than the 2.6 million b... The price of oil rose Wednesday after the government reported U.S. oil supplies rose more than expected. The benchmark U.S. oil contract for September delivery gained 73 cents to $103.12 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude for September delivery, a benchmark for international oils, rose 70 cents to $108.03 on the ICE Futures exchange in London. The Energy Department reported that U.S. oil supplies fell by 4 million barrels last week, a sharper decline than the 2.6 million b... 58216660@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:14:01 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:07:02 MDT Soybeans rebound from lowest prices since 2010 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216627-79/prices-cents-rose-2010.html.csp Soybean futures rose Wednesday as forecasts for dry weather pulled prices up from their lows for the year. Soybeans rose 19 cents to settle at $10.77 a bushel. Other crop futures also rose. Wheat rose 6 cents to $5.31 a bushel and corn added 3 cents to $3.71 a bushel. Favorable weather conditions have pummeled prices for grains and beans in recent weeks. On Tuesday, soybean prices hit their lowest settlement price since October 2010, according to FactSet. Both wheat and corn are trading at their... Soybean futures rose Wednesday as forecasts for dry weather pulled prices up from their lows for the year. Soybeans rose 19 cents to settle at $10.77 a bushel. Other crop futures also rose. Wheat rose 6 cents to $5.31 a bushel and corn added 3 cents to $3.71 a bushel. Favorable weather conditions have pummeled prices for grains and beans in recent weeks. On Tuesday, soybean prices hit their lowest settlement price since October 2010, according to FactSet. Both wheat and corn are trading at their... 58216627@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:07:02 MDT Details of six GM recalls announced Wednesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216605-79/total-2014-covers-injuries.html.csp General Motors announced six more recalls Wednesday, bringing its total so far this year to 60, affecting nearly 30 million vehicles. Wednesday’s recalls total nearly 823,000 cars, trucks and SUVs in North America, plus a small number of exports. Here are the models covered and details of the recalls: • 475,161 total. Covers Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX models from the 2010 through 2012 model years, as well as the 2011-2012 Chevy Camaro, Buick Regal and Buick LaCrosse. Bolt se... General Motors announced six more recalls Wednesday, bringing its total so far this year to 60, affecting nearly 30 million vehicles. Wednesday’s recalls total nearly 823,000 cars, trucks and SUVs in North America, plus a small number of exports. Here are the models covered and details of the recalls: • 475,161 total. Covers Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX models from the 2010 through 2012 model years, as well as the 2011-2012 Chevy Camaro, Buick Regal and Buick LaCrosse. Bolt se... 58216605@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:03:02 MDT Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T’s profits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216570-79/billion-plans-cents-cheaper.html.csp NEW YORK • AT&T posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US. The Dallas company says it earned $3.55 billion, or 68 cents per share. That was down from $3.82 billion, or 71 cents per share, in the same quarter last year. Excluding some one-time items, AT&T’s earnings were 62 cents per share in the latest quarter, a penny shy of the average estimate of analyst polled by FactSet.... NEW YORK • AT&T posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US. The Dallas company says it earned $3.55 billion, or 68 cents per share. That was down from $3.82 billion, or 71 cents per share, in the same quarter last year. Excluding some one-time items, AT&T’s earnings were 62 cents per share in the latest quarter, a penny shy of the average estimate of analyst polled by FactSet.... 58216570@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:00:03 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:56:19 MDT Utah tech camps: Where the girls aren’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195562-78/girls-utah-program-academy.html.csp A clunky Lego robot slowly rolled along a path outlined with two strips of blue tape. But seconds after it began, Arissa Cooper and her teammates spotted a programming mistake and snatched it up. “It was a little mind-wracking when you had to change it, fix it,” she said. “We just thought it through, like do we need [to make it turn at] a 40 degree angle or something else?” Arissa, 11, was attending her third Geek Squad Academy, a summer camp put on by Best Buy and Junior Achievement of Utah. It... A clunky Lego robot slowly rolled along a path outlined with two strips of blue tape. But seconds after it began, Arissa Cooper and her teammates spotted a programming mistake and snatched it up. “It was a little mind-wracking when you had to change it, fix it,” she said. “We just thought it through, like do we need [to make it turn at] a 40 degree angle or something else?” Arissa, 11, was attending her third Geek Squad Academy, a summer camp put on by Best Buy and Junior Achievement of Utah. It... 58195562@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:48:15 MDT Utah man admits killing roommate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216010-78/andersen-miller-police-according.html.csp A Vernal man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge in connection with the beating and strangulation death of his roommate last year. Christopher Codi Andersen, 29, was charged two months ago with first-degree felony murder in the July 6, 2013, death of 53-year-old Christopher Miller. On Wednesday, Andersen pleaded guilty to second-degree felony manslaughter. He faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 14 by 8th District Judge Edwin Peterson. According to charging document... A Vernal man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge in connection with the beating and strangulation death of his roommate last year. Christopher Codi Andersen, 29, was charged two months ago with first-degree felony murder in the July 6, 2013, death of 53-year-old Christopher Miller. On Wednesday, Andersen pleaded guilty to second-degree felony manslaughter. He faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 14 by 8th District Judge Edwin Peterson. According to charging document... 58216010@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:48:15 MDT A Look Back: This Is The Place Monument through the years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215734-78/historic-images-lake-monument.html.csp Each week, The Salt Lake Tribune presents historic images in a special series called A Look Back. This week’s installment features historic images of This Is The Place Monument. Each week, The Salt Lake Tribune presents historic images in a special series called A Look Back. This week’s installment features historic images of This Is The Place Monument. 58215734@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:34:51 MDT Park School — Will historic piece of Draper’s past have a future? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191765-78/draper-park-historic-building.html.csp Draper • The mayor says he’s optimistic that city leaders will give more time for efforts to prevent Draper’s historic Park School from being torn down. The city, which owns the building, has sent a formal demolition request to Draper’s Historic Preservation Commission, starting a review that could lead to the razing of the aging brick structure as early as September. The Draper Park School, listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its spot in pioneer history and its Classical Revi... Draper • The mayor says he’s optimistic that city leaders will give more time for efforts to prevent Draper’s historic Park School from being torn down. The city, which owns the building, has sent a formal demolition request to Draper’s Historic Preservation Commission, starting a review that could lead to the razing of the aging brick structure as early as September. The Draper Park School, listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its spot in pioneer history and its Classical Revi... 58191765@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:32:12 MDT ‘Red Flag’ warning, Pioneer Day fireworks have crews on alert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58214769-78/fire-wednesday-contained-crews.html.csp Fire crews were at the mercy of both nature and humankind as they braced for what could be a hellish Pioneer Day throughout Utah. The western half of the state, and a section of tinder-dry Utah as well, was under a “Red Flag” warning well into Wednesday night with triple-digit temperatures, almost non-existent humidity and gusty winds the rule. Add to that Utahns’ propensity, despite warnings against unauthorized use of fireworks, to explosively celebrate the 1847 arrival of Mormon pioneers. “I... Fire crews were at the mercy of both nature and humankind as they braced for what could be a hellish Pioneer Day throughout Utah. The western half of the state, and a section of tinder-dry Utah as well, was under a “Red Flag” warning well into Wednesday night with triple-digit temperatures, almost non-existent humidity and gusty winds the rule. Add to that Utahns’ propensity, despite warnings against unauthorized use of fireworks, to explosively celebrate the 1847 arrival of Mormon pioneers. “I... 58214769@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:29:56 MDT ’Weird Al’ on his weirdly successful week in music http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58207080-223/album-yankovic-beyoncé-music.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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:29:01 MDT Dish of the Week: Shiitake mushroom croque at Eva’s Bakery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58206766-223/bakery-eva-croque-dish.html.csp $9.50 • Whenever béchamel cream sauce is advertised, I tend to go a little weak in the knees. Add mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, Gruyère and Utah’s best fresh-baked bread and it’s a recipe for dining pleasure. The shiitake mushroom croque at Eva’s Bakery delivers on all fronts. This open-faced sandwich comes with a side of pickled vegetables that balance the richness of the dish. Eva’s Bakery • 155 S. Main St., Salt Lake City; 801-355-3942. Open Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday... $9.50 • Whenever béchamel cream sauce is advertised, I tend to go a little weak in the knees. Add mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, Gruyère and Utah’s best fresh-baked bread and it’s a recipe for dining pleasure. The shiitake mushroom croque at Eva’s Bakery delivers on all fronts. This open-faced sandwich comes with a side of pickled vegetables that balance the richness of the dish. Eva’s Bakery • 155 S. Main St., Salt Lake City; 801-355-3942. Open Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday... 58206766@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:28:02 MDT Weekend Express: Wildflower festival, Thunder Over Utah Air Show http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58190520-223/admission-information-saturday-utah.html.csp Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Wasatch Wildflower Festival • Enjoy naturalist-guided wildflower walks and hikes for all levels. More information, cottonwoodcanyons.org/events/wasatch-wildflower-festival/. When: Friday through Sunday Where: Brighton, Solitude, Alta, Snowbird Admission: Free Hogle Zoo Enrichment Day • This is your chance to see ... Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Wasatch Wildflower Festival • Enjoy naturalist-guided wildflower walks and hikes for all levels. More information, cottonwoodcanyons.org/events/wasatch-wildflower-festival/. When: Friday through Sunday Where: Brighton, Solitude, Alta, Snowbird Admission: Free Hogle Zoo Enrichment Day • This is your chance to see ... 58190520@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:21:05 MDT Utah man dies after truck, camp trailer rolls on I-15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216173-78/doyle-trailer-truck-utah.html.csp A 72-year-old Delta man died Tuesday night after he lost control his truck while pulling a camp trailer on Interstate 15 near Scipio, the Utah Highway Patrol reported Wednesday. John M. Doyle was driving northbound on I-15 at about 7 p.m. when the trailer began with sway back and forth several miles south of Scipio in Millard County. Doyle lost control and veered into the median, where both the truck and trailer rolled, according to the UHP. Doyle and his wife, Patricia A. Doyle, 70, and their ... A 72-year-old Delta man died Tuesday night after he lost control his truck while pulling a camp trailer on Interstate 15 near Scipio, the Utah Highway Patrol reported Wednesday. John M. Doyle was driving northbound on I-15 at about 7 p.m. when the trailer began with sway back and forth several miles south of Scipio in Millard County. Doyle lost control and veered into the median, where both the truck and trailer rolled, according to the UHP. Doyle and his wife, Patricia A. Doyle, 70, and their ... 58216173@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:21:05 MDT Hot tickets: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58210809-223/org-arttix-com-park.html.csp MUSIC The Orchestra • Former members of the Electric Light Orchestra and ELO Part II (the Utah Symphony will not appear on this Deer Valley Music Festival concert); Friday, July 25, 7:30 p.m.; Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City; $32-$60; $15 for youths 18 and younger; deervalleymusicfestival.org or arttix.org Indigo Girls • Today, July 25, 8 p.m.; Ed Kenley Centennial Amphitheater, 405 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton; $26-$49; tickets.davisarts.org Just Imagine: The J... MUSIC The Orchestra • Former members of the Electric Light Orchestra and ELO Part II (the Utah Symphony will not appear on this Deer Valley Music Festival concert); Friday, July 25, 7:30 p.m.; Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City; $32-$60; $15 for youths 18 and younger; deervalleymusicfestival.org or arttix.org Indigo Girls • Today, July 25, 8 p.m.; Ed Kenley Centennial Amphitheater, 405 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton; $26-$49; tickets.davisarts.org Just Imagine: The J... 58210809@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:58:01 MDT The top 5 Utah football seasons of all-time: No. 3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58149575-89/season-utah-utes-team.html.csp &lt;freeform&gt; The 1994 Utes were a well-balanced team on both sides of the ball under Ron McBride, finishing the season at 10-2 and beating three ranked opponents along the way. Utah scored the seventh most points per game in the country and limited opponents to the 18th most points per game in the country. The team finished with the highest AP poll ranking in program history and set the tone for future success. Here’s a look at the third-best Utah football season of all-time: Biggest mom... &lt;freeform&gt; The 1994 Utes were a well-balanced team on both sides of the ball under Ron McBride, finishing the season at 10-2 and beating three ranked opponents along the way. Utah scored the seventh most points per game in the country and limited opponents to the 18th most points per game in the country. The team finished with the highest AP poll ranking in program history and set the tone for future success. Here’s a look at the third-best Utah football season of all-time: Biggest mom... 58149575@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:54:13 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 shed... 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 shed... 58207231@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:53:02 MDT Exercise routines go retro with rebounding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57953767-223/rebounding-lapaugh-com-lake.html.csp Sara Hansen was looking for a new aerobic workout when someone suggested she jump into the rebounding class at SLC Fit Collective. It was déjà vu for the 34-year-old, as she remembered the mini exercise trampolines from a few decades ago. “My mother and grandmother had trampolines and I thought, ‘Oh, this is never going to work,’ ” she said. Ultimately, though, she bounced those stereotypes and gave rebounding a try. “It’s definitely back to the ’80s,” she said, “But it’s a fun concept, and now ... Sara Hansen was looking for a new aerobic workout when someone suggested she jump into the rebounding class at SLC Fit Collective. It was déjà vu for the 34-year-old, as she remembered the mini exercise trampolines from a few decades ago. “My mother and grandmother had trampolines and I thought, ‘Oh, this is never going to work,’ ” she said. Ultimately, though, she bounced those stereotypes and gave rebounding a try. “It’s definitely back to the ’80s,” she said, “But it’s a fun concept, and now ... 57953767@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:26:02 MDT Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer’s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58215048-77/broncos-bowlen-team-pat.html.csp Englewood, Colo. • Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer’s disease. The 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the club’s daily operations, the Broncos announced Wednesday. Team President Joe Ellis is adding the title of chief executive officer and will have final say on all matters. The Broncos say the ownership of the franchise is held in a trust Bowlen set up more than a decade ago in hopes that one of his seven children will one day run... Englewood, Colo. • Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer’s disease. The 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the club’s daily operations, the Broncos announced Wednesday. Team President Joe Ellis is adding the title of chief executive officer and will have final say on all matters. The Broncos say the ownership of the franchise is held in a trust Bowlen set up more than a decade ago in hopes that one of his seven children will one day run... 58215048@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:20:15 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:12:40 MDT Dining review: Eva’s Bakery offerings a bit of Paris on Main Street http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58187307-223/bakery-eva-bread-dining.html.csp I once heard Eva’s Bakery owner/chef Charlie Perry explain that his vision for the boulangerie — a French term for a bakery that specializes in breads — was to bring Paris back to Utah. It was a lifelong dream of Perry’s to open the cafe in honor of his great-grandmother Eva Coombs, who trained him to respect the ingredients he worked with and instilled a passion for French cooking. Just two blocks from Eva, his original restaurant, Perry opened Eva’s Bakery, which has won followers up and down... I once heard Eva’s Bakery owner/chef Charlie Perry explain that his vision for the boulangerie — a French term for a bakery that specializes in breads — was to bring Paris back to Utah. It was a lifelong dream of Perry’s to open the cafe in honor of his great-grandmother Eva Coombs, who trained him to respect the ingredients he worked with and instilled a passion for French cooking. Just two blocks from Eva, his original restaurant, Perry opened Eva’s Bakery, which has won followers up and down... 58187307@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:12:40 MDT Samsung owner’s family struggles to keep control http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215170-79/samsung-lee-family-percent.html.csp Seoul • With Samsung Group’s powerful patriarch entering his third month in a South Korean hospital, his family risks losing its grip on the conglomerate he built into a force from smartphones to life insurance. Lee Kun Hee, 72, took over from his father 27 years ago and outmaneuvered Sony and Nokia to surpass Apple in the mobile-phone business. His son, 46-year-old Lee Jae Yong, will struggle to keep the same influence due to inheritance taxes that could exceed $5 billion and waning support in ... Seoul • With Samsung Group’s powerful patriarch entering his third month in a South Korean hospital, his family risks losing its grip on the conglomerate he built into a force from smartphones to life insurance. Lee Kun Hee, 72, took over from his father 27 years ago and outmaneuvered Sony and Nokia to surpass Apple in the mobile-phone business. His son, 46-year-old Lee Jae Yong, will struggle to keep the same influence due to inheritance taxes that could exceed $5 billion and waning support in ... 58215170@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:57:01 MDT TV preview: ‘Sharknado 2’ is super-dumb fun http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58214766-223/watch-sunday-sharknado-dumb.html.csp When ‘Sharknado’ premiered a year ago, it was a surprise success. The incredibly stupid movie about sharks being lifted in a water spout and wreaking havoc on Los Angeles became a pop-culture sensation, which is why we now have “Sharknado 2: The Second One.” It’s pretty much the same movie set in New York. It’s super dumb, gross, ridiculous — and fun. Watch • 10 p.m. Wednesday, Syfy When ‘Sharknado’ premiered a year ago, it was a surprise success. The incredibly stupid movie about sharks being lifted in a water spout and wreaking havoc on Los Angeles became a pop-culture sensation, which is why we now have “Sharknado 2: The Second One.” It’s pretty much the same movie set in New York. It’s super dumb, gross, ridiculous — and fun. Watch • 10 p.m. Wednesday, Syfy 58214766@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:55:01 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘Manhattan’ feels like sci-fi, but it’s history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58212057-223/manhattan-series-war-hickey.html.csp Imagine a TV series about a group of people sequestered in the middle of nowhere, secretly racing to build the ultimate weapon to end a war that has engulfed their planet. As millions are dying across their world, they’re desperate to perfect this weapon before the powers of evil do. Sounds like science fiction, but it’s science fact. It’s “Manhattan,” a new drama series about the Manhattan Project, which built the atomic bombs that ended World War II. “We sometimes talk about this story as a t... Imagine a TV series about a group of people sequestered in the middle of nowhere, secretly racing to build the ultimate weapon to end a war that has engulfed their planet. As millions are dying across their world, they’re desperate to perfect this weapon before the powers of evil do. Sounds like science fiction, but it’s science fact. It’s “Manhattan,” a new drama series about the Manhattan Project, which built the atomic bombs that ended World War II. “We sometimes talk about this story as a t... 58212057@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:52:01 MDT Sean P. Means: How ‘Weird Al’ got his groove back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58212156-223/yankovic-album-com-pop.html.csp The hottest star in pop music is a 54-year-old guy with stringy hair who plays the accordion — and has been recording longer than Rihanna, Miley Cyrus or any of the One Direction lads have been alive. And, improbably enough, he’s stayed fresh and current 35 years after his first single, while other musicians who started in the ’70s and ’80s are replaying their hits on legacy tours. Yes, it’s “Weird Al” Yankovic’s world, and the rest of us are just living in it. A week ago, Yankovic released his ... The hottest star in pop music is a 54-year-old guy with stringy hair who plays the accordion — and has been recording longer than Rihanna, Miley Cyrus or any of the One Direction lads have been alive. And, improbably enough, he’s stayed fresh and current 35 years after his first single, while other musicians who started in the ’70s and ’80s are replaying their hits on legacy tours. Yes, it’s “Weird Al” Yankovic’s world, and the rest of us are just living in it. A week ago, Yankovic released his ... 58212156@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:48:02 MDT A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17’s victims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215467-68/flight-family-malaysia-miguel.html.csp In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would drop Miguel and his big brother Shaka at the airport so they could catch Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the first leg of their journey to Bali to visit their grandmother. Her normally cheerful, we... In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would drop Miguel and his big brother Shaka at the airport so they could catch Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the first leg of their journey to Bali to visit their grandmother. Her normally cheerful, we... 58215467@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:41:40 MDT WVC cops: Leaping suspect lands in hospital; next stop jail http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215473-78/woman-hospital-suspect-apartment.html.csp A 42-year-old woman, sought on numerous felony and misdemeanor warrants, leaped from a third-story apartment window to escape West Valley City police. Instead, the suspect ended up in the hospital Wednesday with numerous broken bones — and a reservation for Salt Lake County Jail once she is released, said WVCPD spokeswoman Roxeanne Vaiuku. Police were tipped to the woman’s presence in an apartment at 3781 W. Rockwood Way (4200 South). Officers arrived about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and were allowed i... A 42-year-old woman, sought on numerous felony and misdemeanor warrants, leaped from a third-story apartment window to escape West Valley City police. Instead, the suspect ended up in the hospital Wednesday with numerous broken bones — and a reservation for Salt Lake County Jail once she is released, said WVCPD spokeswoman Roxeanne Vaiuku. Police were tipped to the woman’s presence in an apartment at 3781 W. Rockwood Way (4200 South). Officers arrived about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and were allowed i... 58215473@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:25:12 MDT West Nile virus found in Utah water, residents should take precautions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215638-78/nile-west-utah-virus.html.csp Mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus have been discovered in stagnant bodies of water in Box Elder and Uintah counties, though there are still no cases reported in Utah. But officials from the Utah Department of Health are urging people to keep their guard up during the holiday weekend. “There is no vaccine for humans. So, taking simple precautions to avoid mosquito bites is the key to reducing your risk for infection,” UDOH epidemiologist JoDee Baker said in a statement. The virus spreads th... Mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus have been discovered in stagnant bodies of water in Box Elder and Uintah counties, though there are still no cases reported in Utah. But officials from the Utah Department of Health are urging people to keep their guard up during the holiday weekend. “There is no vaccine for humans. So, taking simple precautions to avoid mosquito bites is the key to reducing your risk for infection,” UDOH epidemiologist JoDee Baker said in a statement. The virus spreads th... 58215638@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:16:15 MDT Chinese leader signs accords, wraps up Cuba visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215649-79/chinese-cuba-leader-president.html.csp Havana • Chinese President Xi Jinping is wrapping up his visit to Cuba after signing dozens of agreements for such things as investment by Chinese firms on the island. The official newspaper Granma on Wednesday published a description of the agreements signed by the Chinese leader and Cuban President Raul Castro. One calls for joint construction of a multipurpose port terminal in the eastern city of Santiago, while another would form a real estate firm associated with a golf course in Havana’s B... Havana • Chinese President Xi Jinping is wrapping up his visit to Cuba after signing dozens of agreements for such things as investment by Chinese firms on the island. The official newspaper Granma on Wednesday published a description of the agreements signed by the Chinese leader and Cuban President Raul Castro. One calls for joint construction of a multipurpose port terminal in the eastern city of Santiago, while another would form a real estate firm associated with a golf course in Havana’s B... 58215649@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:25:02 MDT Fair Trade brings big sales and a clear conscience http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215636-79/trade-fair-says-products.html.csp New York • Brooklyn Roasting Co. has a booming business based on helping people thousands of miles away. Ninety percent of the coffee the New York-based company sells is Fair Trade — certified as produced by people who are treated and paid well. Being socially responsible pays off for Brooklyn Roasting, which sells to restaurants, food stores and the public through its website. Sales of its Fair Trade coffee, which comes from Mexico, Peru, Indonesia and Ethiopia, have soared from $900,000 in 201... New York • Brooklyn Roasting Co. has a booming business based on helping people thousands of miles away. Ninety percent of the coffee the New York-based company sells is Fair Trade — certified as produced by people who are treated and paid well. Being socially responsible pays off for Brooklyn Roasting, which sells to restaurants, food stores and the public through its website. Sales of its Fair Trade coffee, which comes from Mexico, Peru, Indonesia and Ethiopia, have soared from $900,000 in 201... 58215636@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:23:02 MDT Obama uses food as populist prop while trying to connect with regular folks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58207159-223/obama-president-regular-baskin.html.csp Washington • Has food — especially junk food — played as large a role in the messaging of any other presidential administration as it has in that of President Barack Obama? Obama, who has long complained about feeling hemmed in by the presidency, has made a habit lately of escaping the White House by walking down the street or skipping town and meeting with regular Americans who have written him letters or have some connection to an issue he plans to discuss. The common thread in almost all of t... Washington • Has food — especially junk food — played as large a role in the messaging of any other presidential administration as it has in that of President Barack Obama? Obama, who has long complained about feeling hemmed in by the presidency, has made a habit lately of escaping the White House by walking down the street or skipping town and meeting with regular Americans who have written him letters or have some connection to an issue he plans to discuss. The common thread in almost all of t... 58207159@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:18:16 MDT Prep football preview: Springville Red Devils http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58210914-77/devils-red-springville-season.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. Springville Red Devils With age doesn’t necessarily come experience. Case in point: the Springville Red Devils, who have a senior class nearing 40 members, but lost nearly every top producer on both sides of the ball. Quite the conundrum for a team that has proven in recent years that a fast start is crit... 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. Springville Red Devils With age doesn’t necessarily come experience. Case in point: the Springville Red Devils, who have a senior class nearing 40 members, but lost nearly every top producer on both sides of the ball. Quite the conundrum for a team that has proven in recent years that a fast start is crit... 58210914@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:02:02 MDT European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215543-79/flights-airlines-aviv-tel.html.csp Berlin • Air France and Germany’s two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Lufthansa and Air Berlin extended their cancellations through Thursday and Air France said it was suspending its flights “until further notice.” The European Aviation Safety Agency late Tuesday said it “strongly recommends” that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv. It said it would “monitor th... Berlin • Air France and Germany’s two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Lufthansa and Air Berlin extended their cancellations through Thursday and Air France said it was suspending its flights “until further notice.” The European Aviation Safety Agency late Tuesday said it “strongly recommends” that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv. It said it would “monitor th... 58215543@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:51:02 MDT U.S. movie theaters to show English Premier League games http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58215505-77/league-premier-theaters-games.html.csp New York • Movie theaters around the U.S. will show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings. The simulcasts will start with the opening of the Premier League season Aug. 16. Thirty-three theaters in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington are currently scheduled to take part. The deal was announced Wednesday by Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group, which broadca... New York • Movie theaters around the U.S. will show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings. The simulcasts will start with the opening of the Premier League season Aug. 16. Thirty-three theaters in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington are currently scheduled to take part. The deal was announced Wednesday by Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group, which broadca... 58215505@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:44:02 MDT