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Beijing • Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world’s largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute. More than 40,000 workers went on strike this week against Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd., bringing production to a halt at the manufacturer, which makes shoes for companies including Nike and Adidas. About 1,000 work... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57836146@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:22:02 MDT White House updating online privacy policy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57836142-68/information-policy-privacy-data.html.csp A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. “Information you choose to share with the White House (directly and via third party sites) may be treated as public information,” the new policy says. The Obama administration also promises not to sell the data of online v... A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. “Information you choose to share with the White House (directly and via third party sites) may be treated as public information,” the new policy says. The Obama administration also promises not to sell the data of online v... 57836142@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:21:02 MDT Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57836138-68/clinton-book-choices-state.html.csp Washington • Hillary Rodham Clinton’s upcoming book will be called “Hard Choices,” a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state while she considers another White House campaign. Publisher Simon & Schuster said Friday the new book, to be released June 10, will offer Clinton’s “inside account of the crises, choices and challenges” she faced as secretary of state and “how those experiences drive her v... Washington • Hillary Rodham Clinton’s upcoming book will be called “Hard Choices,” a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state while she considers another White House campaign. Publisher Simon & Schuster said Friday the new book, to be released June 10, will offer Clinton’s “inside account of the crises, choices and challenges” she faced as secretary of state and “how those experiences drive her v... 57836138@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:19:01 MDT Deputies: Man smothered crying son over video game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57836135-68/wygant-child-crying-daymeon.html.csp Homosassa, Fla. • A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff’s deputies said Friday. Cody Wygant, 24, is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect. He was being held Friday without bail at the Citrus County Jail. Sixteen-month-old Daymeon Wygant wasn’t breathing when emergency crews arrived at the home Thursday morning. The child pronounced dead at a hospital, investigators said. “It is inconceivable that a father could ... Homosassa, Fla. • A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff’s deputies said Friday. Cody Wygant, 24, is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect. He was being held Friday without bail at the Citrus County Jail. Sixteen-month-old Daymeon Wygant wasn’t breathing when emergency crews arrived at the home Thursday morning. The child pronounced dead at a hospital, investigators said. “It is inconceivable that a father could ... 57836135@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:18:01 MDT Stratocaster still a favorite at 60 (gallery) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57836122-68/stratocaster-associated-calls-favorite.html.csp Scottsdale, Ariz. • Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl. Some of the most legendary guitarists in music history have elicited unforgettable sounds from the Fender Stratocaster, the distinctive double-cutaway guitar born in a small Fullerton, Calif., workshop 60 years ago this month. It’s far from a musical relic: It remains an essential tool for some of today’s top guitarists. Vince Gill relies on it so much he calls it an “extension of my hand... Scottsdale, Ariz. • Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl. Some of the most legendary guitarists in music history have elicited unforgettable sounds from the Fender Stratocaster, the distinctive double-cutaway guitar born in a small Fullerton, Calif., workshop 60 years ago this month. It’s far from a musical relic: It remains an essential tool for some of today’s top guitarists. Vince Gill relies on it so much he calls it an “extension of my hand... 57836122@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:12:02 MDT Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57836120-68/mexico-magnitude-7.5-earthquake.csp Mexico City • A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. An Associated Press reporter said it was felt strongly in the resort city but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The quake shook Mexico City for at least 30 seconds, with buildings swaying as people fled high rises and... Mexico City • A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. An Associated Press reporter said it was felt strongly in the resort city but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The quake shook Mexico City for at least 30 seconds, with buildings swaying as people fled high rises and... 57836120@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:10:01 MDT Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57836117-68/friday-christians-holy-jesus.html.csp Jerusalem • Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem’s Old City. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the “Way of Suffering.” They carried wooden crosses and followed the 14 stations ending at the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Tradition says the church was built on the site where Jesus was crucified, buried a... Jerusalem • Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem’s Old City. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the “Way of Suffering.” They carried wooden crosses and followed the 14 stations ending at the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Tradition says the church was built on the site where Jesus was crucified, buried a... 57836117@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:02 MDT Behind the Headlines: Dead babies, rape kit backlog, gay marriage 2 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57834262-78/sltrib-com-marriage-police.html.csp Seven dead babies are discovered in boxes in a Pleasant Grove garage, and their mother admits to police that she killed six of them. Controversy builds over whether Salt Lake City police should process more of the rape kits they collect. How does Utah stand to be affected by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals’ consideration of Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage case? Reporters Christopher Smart and Marissa Lang and editor Steve Hunt join KCPW’s Roger McDonough, who is filling in for a vacationing Jenn... Seven dead babies are discovered in boxes in a Pleasant Grove garage, and their mother admits to police that she killed six of them. Controversy builds over whether Salt Lake City police should process more of the rape kits they collect. How does Utah stand to be affected by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals’ consideration of Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage case? Reporters Christopher Smart and Marissa Lang and editor Steve Hunt join KCPW’s Roger McDonough, who is filling in for a vacationing Jenn... 57834262@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:39:55 MDT Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57836025-79/mazda-suvs-problem-109000.html.csp Detroit • Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the frame can rust and a wheel control arm can separate from it. That could result in a loss of steering control. The SUVs were originally sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear snow and ice from roads. Dealers will install a rein... Detroit • Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the frame can rust and a wheel control arm can separate from it. That could result in a loss of steering control. The SUVs were originally sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear snow and ice from roads. Dealers will install a rein... 57836025@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:38:02 MDT Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57836006-68/ukraine-buildings-government-kiev.html.csp Donetsk, Ukraine • Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country’s interim government resigns. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic told reporters the insurgents do not recognize the Ukrainian government as legitimate. Ukraine and Russia on Thursday agreed in Geneva to take tentative steps toward calming... Donetsk, Ukraine • Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country’s interim government resigns. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic told reporters the insurgents do not recognize the Ukrainian government as legitimate. Ukraine and Russia on Thursday agreed in Geneva to take tentative steps toward calming... 57836006@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:28:02 MDT SLC’s Coach Mike holds serve, thanks to home crowd’s support http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57833309-90/coach-dee-glen-lake.html.csp Salt Lake City tennis icon Mike Martines is still serving up tennis. Coach Mike, as he is known, was recently awarded tennis concession contracts at Salt Lake City’s Dee Glen Smith Tennis Park and Liberty Park. The contract brings to a close a contentious process that initially had eliminated Martines’ affiliation with Dee Glen Smith, where for 17 years he operated Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy. Salt Lake City officials determined in 2013 to issue a request for proposal for Dee Glen Smith and Lib... Salt Lake City tennis icon Mike Martines is still serving up tennis. Coach Mike, as he is known, was recently awarded tennis concession contracts at Salt Lake City’s Dee Glen Smith Tennis Park and Liberty Park. The contract brings to a close a contentious process that initially had eliminated Martines’ affiliation with Dee Glen Smith, where for 17 years he operated Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy. Salt Lake City officials determined in 2013 to issue a request for proposal for Dee Glen Smith and Lib... 57833309@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:24:30 MDT Couple wanted in robbery of elderly Layton woman nabbed in Tennessee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57835803-78/layton-victim-couple-knoxville.html.csp A couple suspected of breaking into an elderly Layton woman’s home, binding her with duct tape and stealing her credit cards, medications and other valuables were behind the bars of a Tennessee jail on Friday, awating extradition proceedings. Hunter Daniel Hayes, a 30-year-old transient originally from Knoxville, Tenn., and Sarah Christine Eversten, 31, of Salt Lake City, were booked into Knox County Jail in Knoxville on Thursday. Jail records note the two were being held on Utah fugitive arrest... A couple suspected of breaking into an elderly Layton woman’s home, binding her with duct tape and stealing her credit cards, medications and other valuables were behind the bars of a Tennessee jail on Friday, awating extradition proceedings. Hunter Daniel Hayes, a 30-year-old transient originally from Knoxville, Tenn., and Sarah Christine Eversten, 31, of Salt Lake City, were booked into Knox County Jail in Knoxville on Thursday. Jail records note the two were being held on Utah fugitive arrest... 57835803@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:19:47 MDT Utah forecast: Contemplate this — a wet, windy, thunderous weekend http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57835927-78/utah-forecast-com-weekend.html.csp Northern Utah’s wet, occasionally thunderous weekend forecast, coming in the wake of several warm spring days, could be a bummer — or perfect for contemplation. It’s an “April Rain,” after all, a time when the Dutch symphonic-metal band Delain suggests you, “Count your blessings and prepare to change your point of view.” Saturday along the Wasatch Front begins with mostly cloudy skies and scattered morning rain showers. That picks up with winds rising to 20 mph by afternoon, ushering in increasi... Northern Utah’s wet, occasionally thunderous weekend forecast, coming in the wake of several warm spring days, could be a bummer — or perfect for contemplation. It’s an “April Rain,” after all, a time when the Dutch symphonic-metal band Delain suggests you, “Count your blessings and prepare to change your point of view.” Saturday along the Wasatch Front begins with mostly cloudy skies and scattered morning rain showers. That picks up with winds rising to 20 mph by afternoon, ushering in increasi... 57835927@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:17:56 MDT Tennis: Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57835971-77/nadal-ferrer-match-clay.html.csp Monaco • Top-ranked Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years. While he beat Nadal just last year, Ferrer hadn’t beaten him on clay since 2004, in the first of their 27 career meetings. The sixth-seeded Ferrer next faces third-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka, who reached his first semifinals since winning the Australian Open after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 6-2. A... Monaco • Top-ranked Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years. While he beat Nadal just last year, Ferrer hadn’t beaten him on clay since 2004, in the first of their 27 career meetings. The sixth-seeded Ferrer next faces third-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka, who reached his first semifinals since winning the Australian Open after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 6-2. A... 57835971@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:15:02 MDT Romney returns to political stage as Republicans prepare for midterms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57835965-68/romney-former-party-campaign.html.csp One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego. He stepped off in Burbank, Calif., and caught a ride to a sound stage, where his on-again, off-again political consigliere, Mike Murphy, was waiting to shoot a commercial on a set that bore more than a passing resemblance to the Oval Office. Looking and sounding like a president out of central casting, he nailed his lines. The crew called him “one-take Romney,” and before he... One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego. He stepped off in Burbank, Calif., and caught a ride to a sound stage, where his on-again, off-again political consigliere, Mike Murphy, was waiting to shoot a commercial on a set that bore more than a passing resemblance to the Oval Office. Looking and sounding like a president out of central casting, he nailed his lines. The crew called him “one-take Romney,” and before he... 57835965@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:10:01 MDT Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57835963-68/avalanche-guides-everest-camp.html.csp Katmandu, Nepal • An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured. The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit them at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said from the base camp where he is monitoring rescue efforts. An injured survivor told his ... Katmandu, Nepal • An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured. The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit them at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said from the base camp where he is monitoring rescue efforts. An injured survivor told his ... 57835963@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:08:02 MDT Doomed ferry’s sharp turn, slow evacuation probed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57835938-68/ship-ferry-captain-south.html.csp Mokpo, South Korea • The investigation into South Korea’s ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead. Police said a high school vice principal who had been rescued from the ferry was found hanging Friday from a pine tree on Jindo, an island near the sunken ship where surv... Mokpo, South Korea • The investigation into South Korea’s ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead. Police said a high school vice principal who had been rescued from the ferry was found hanging Friday from a pine tree on Jindo, an island near the sunken ship where surv... 57835938@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:59:02 MDT NASA astronaut emphasizes STEM education to Utah students http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57823964-78/astronaut-musgrave-nasa-stem.html.csp Six-time shuttle astronaut Story Musgrave visited students in the Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Club at Copper Mountain Middle School Wednesday afternoon to emphasize the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. Musgrave is the only NASA astronaut to fly on all five shuttles during his 30-year career with the agency. He also was on the mission that repaired the blurry Hubble telescope. Musgrave is visiting Utah to deliver the keynote address at Clark... Six-time shuttle astronaut Story Musgrave visited students in the Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Club at Copper Mountain Middle School Wednesday afternoon to emphasize the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. Musgrave is the only NASA astronaut to fly on all five shuttles during his 30-year career with the agency. He also was on the mission that repaired the blurry Hubble telescope. Musgrave is visiting Utah to deliver the keynote address at Clark... 57823964@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:50:54 MDT Photos of the Day - April 17, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57834102-68/ap-news-sports-politics.html.csp A collection of some of the day's best photos, from around the world. A collection of some of the day's best photos, from around the world. 57834102@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:50:54 MDT ACA demands may limit taxpayer response time, IRS chief says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57833465-79/irs-koskinen-agency-care.html.csp Ogden • IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday that the agency’s additional responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act in combination with its current budget could mean a steep deterioration in its ability to answer queries from taxpayers. Koskinen was in Ogden as part of a tour of major operations of the Internal Revenue Service. He met with managers and employees at the agency’s business return processing center here that employs about 5,000 people. Under President Obama’s health car... Ogden • IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday that the agency’s additional responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act in combination with its current budget could mean a steep deterioration in its ability to answer queries from taxpayers. Koskinen was in Ogden as part of a tour of major operations of the Internal Revenue Service. He met with managers and employees at the agency’s business return processing center here that employs about 5,000 people. Under President Obama’s health car... 57833465@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:29:36 MDT FanX stars love meeting fans and getting paid for it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57832519-78/salt-fanx-fans-lake.html.csp Where else but FanX could Utah’s governor stand in front of the bridge of the USS Enterprise 1701-D and talk about what a big geek he is? “We need heroes in life, and it’s nice to see so many superheroes here today,” said Gov. Gary Herbert, on hand at the Salt Palace Convention Center to officially declare the Geek Games — er, uh, Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanX — open for business. Just seven months after the first Salt Lake Comic Con broke records, Dan Farr and his team are back for Round Two. And ... Where else but FanX could Utah’s governor stand in front of the bridge of the USS Enterprise 1701-D and talk about what a big geek he is? “We need heroes in life, and it’s nice to see so many superheroes here today,” said Gov. Gary Herbert, on hand at the Salt Palace Convention Center to officially declare the Geek Games — er, uh, Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanX — open for business. Just seven months after the first Salt Lake Comic Con broke records, Dan Farr and his team are back for Round Two. And ... 57832519@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:22:51 MDT Denver appeals court again considers same-sex marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57833142-78/marriage-court-sex-state.html.csp For the second time in a week, a state tried to persuade three federal appeals court judges that it has the authority to define marriage as an institution that can only exist between a man and a woman. For the second time in a week, it is unclear whether the state succeeded. After nearly an hour of argument Thursday afternoon before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the case from Oklahoma was left in the hands of three judges — Jerome A. Holmes, Paul J. Kelly Jr. and Carlos F. Lucero — who a ... For the second time in a week, a state tried to persuade three federal appeals court judges that it has the authority to define marriage as an institution that can only exist between a man and a woman. For the second time in a week, it is unclear whether the state succeeded. After nearly an hour of argument Thursday afternoon before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the case from Oklahoma was left in the hands of three judges — Jerome A. Holmes, Paul J. Kelly Jr. and Carlos F. Lucero — who a ... 57833142@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:22:43 MDT Paul Rolly: Taking Utah County’s wackiness to a new level http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57823475-90/letter-utah-foundation-delegates.html.csp I’ve always maintained Utah County is a wacky place for politics. It just got wackier. As reported last week, Republican delegates in northern Utah County’s House District 57 received a letter earlier this month purportedly from the Utah chapter of the Foundation for Government Accountability that assessed the three GOP candidates for that seat. It had high praise for the incumbent, Rep. Brian Greene, R-Pleasant Grove, and deep criticism for the two Republican challengers, former Rep. Holly Ric... I’ve always maintained Utah County is a wacky place for politics. It just got wackier. As reported last week, Republican delegates in northern Utah County’s House District 57 received a letter earlier this month purportedly from the Utah chapter of the Foundation for Government Accountability that assessed the three GOP candidates for that seat. It had high praise for the incumbent, Rep. Brian Greene, R-Pleasant Grove, and deep criticism for the two Republican challengers, former Rep. Holly Ric... 57823475@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:15:31 MDT Video: Houses where a murder or suicide happened a hard sell http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57834074-78/sell-tribune-explores-iframe.html.csp It can be a hard sell, but not impossible. Tribune reporter Michael McFall explores the challenges faced when trying to sell a stigmatized house, one that carries the shadow of a murder, suicide or similarly sordid story. The story, which will be posted online Saturday and appear in Sunday’s Tribune, explores the effect on value and the state’s laws regarding disclosure. It can be a hard sell, but not impossible. Tribune reporter Michael McFall explores the challenges faced when trying to sell a stigmatized house, one that carries the shadow of a murder, suicide or similarly sordid story. The story, which will be posted online Saturday and appear in Sunday’s Tribune, explores the effect on value and the state’s laws regarding disclosure. 57834074@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:11:02 MDT ’Under the Skin’ a sci-fi shock to the system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57770993-223/says-johansson-skin-glazer.html.csp New York • Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin,” starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress who trolls Scotland for human prey, is a provocative, disturbing sci-fi shock to the system. The effect is deliberate. The movies, Glazer says, could use a jolt. “They need a good kick up the ass,” says the 49-year-old British filmmaker. The appropriately titled “Under the Skin” has already baffled and polarized festival audiences and left slack-jawed critics (mostly) in awe of its alien beauty and... New York • Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin,” starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress who trolls Scotland for human prey, is a provocative, disturbing sci-fi shock to the system. The effect is deliberate. The movies, Glazer says, could use a jolt. “They need a good kick up the ass,” says the 49-year-old British filmmaker. The appropriately titled “Under the Skin” has already baffled and polarized festival audiences and left slack-jawed critics (mostly) in awe of its alien beauty and... 57770993@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT The lyrics might be cryptic, but the appeal of Chvrches is clear http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57807767-223/band-lot-lyrics-music.html.csp In 2013, the creepiest, yet catchiest song about incest, “The Mother We Share,” was created by the Scottish electronic-rock trio Chvrches. For the record, the song is not about familial intimacy, said Iain Cook of the synthpop-inspired band. “A lot of people think, for obvious reasons, that the song is about a relationship between two siblings,” he said. “While we are happy for people to take their own meaning from our lyrics, this wasn’t necessarily the perspective we intended. A lot of our ly... In 2013, the creepiest, yet catchiest song about incest, “The Mother We Share,” was created by the Scottish electronic-rock trio Chvrches. For the record, the song is not about familial intimacy, said Iain Cook of the synthpop-inspired band. “A lot of people think, for obvious reasons, that the song is about a relationship between two siblings,” he said. “While we are happy for people to take their own meaning from our lyrics, this wasn’t necessarily the perspective we intended. A lot of our ly... 57807767@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Utah gymnastics: Utes ready for the final push http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57831859-89/season-utes-utah-final.html.csp Birmingham, Ala. • A big smile spread across Mary Beth Lofgren’s face when asked what this season has been like for Utah’s gymnastics team. “It has been crazy,” she said. “With the exception of the Stanford meet, we’ve been building with every meet and we just want to keep that going.” They only need to make one final push. Finally, the fifth-ranked Utes are at the culmination of all their hard work as the NCAA championships begin Friday in Birmingham, Ala. Shortly after they finished ninth last... Birmingham, Ala. • A big smile spread across Mary Beth Lofgren’s face when asked what this season has been like for Utah’s gymnastics team. “It has been crazy,” she said. “With the exception of the Stanford meet, we’ve been building with every meet and we just want to keep that going.” They only need to make one final push. Finally, the fifth-ranked Utes are at the culmination of all their hard work as the NCAA championships begin Friday in Birmingham, Ala. Shortly after they finished ninth last... 57831859@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:24:44 MDT Real Salt Lake faces old pal Will Johnson on Saturday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57833071-77/johnson-rsl-portland-lake.html.csp Sandy • The sting of the loss has worn off, as has the awkwardness of seeing a close friend suddenly sporting forest green. But that doesn’t mean Will Johnson’s days at Real Salt Lake have been abandoned from memory. Notoriously a fan favorite and locker room presence with RSL during the club’s rise to prominence in Major League Soccer, Johnson still captains a rival on the rise in the Portland Timbers. “It isn’t as strange to see him on the other side of the pitch now when we’re playing those g... Sandy • The sting of the loss has worn off, as has the awkwardness of seeing a close friend suddenly sporting forest green. But that doesn’t mean Will Johnson’s days at Real Salt Lake have been abandoned from memory. Notoriously a fan favorite and locker room presence with RSL during the club’s rise to prominence in Major League Soccer, Johnson still captains a rival on the rise in the Portland Timbers. “It isn’t as strange to see him on the other side of the pitch now when we’re playing those g... 57833071@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:24:44 MDT NHL playoffs: St. Louis beat Chicago in triple overtime http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57835136-77/game-overtime-beat-scored.html.csp St. Louis • Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night. Steen beat Corey Crawford off a pair of short passes from Steve Ott and David Backes to cap the longest overtime game in franchise history. “It’s big. We want to start this series off on a good note,” Steen said. “Especially at home in front of our fans.” Ryan Mi... St. Louis • Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night. Steen beat Corey Crawford off a pair of short passes from Steve Ott and David Backes to cap the longest overtime game in franchise history. “It’s big. We want to start this series off on a good note,” Steen said. “Especially at home in front of our fans.” Ryan Mi... 57835136@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:12:02 MDT Utah Christians mark Holy Week with a humble ritual: foot-washing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57834206-200/jesus-utah-lord-supper.html.csp Utah Christians celebrated Maundy Thursday as Holy Week continued its buildup to Sunday’s Easter climax. The ritual was part of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in downtown Salt Lake City. The practice — followed in Catholic and a number of Protestant churches in Utah — traces its roots to John’s Gospel, who tells of a humble Jesus washing the feet of his disciples shortly before he was betrayed, arrested, tried and crucified. Utah Christians celebrated Maundy Thursday as Holy Week continued its buildup to Sunday’s Easter climax. The ritual was part of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in downtown Salt Lake City. The practice — followed in Catholic and a number of Protestant churches in Utah — traces its roots to John’s Gospel, who tells of a humble Jesus washing the feet of his disciples shortly before he was betrayed, arrested, tried and crucified. 57834206@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:00:11 MDT Texas takes possession of polygamous ranch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57832276-78/ranch-texas-amp-flds.html.csp Texas authorities have taken physical possession of the polygamous YFZ Ranch, bringing an end to a compound once hailed as a place of refuge for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Texas Department of Public Safety issued a news release Thursday saying law enforcement arrived at the ranch Wednesday and “are working with the occupants of the ranch to take all reasonable actions to assist with their departure of the property, to preserve the property, and to succe... Texas authorities have taken physical possession of the polygamous YFZ Ranch, bringing an end to a compound once hailed as a place of refuge for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Texas Department of Public Safety issued a news release Thursday saying law enforcement arrived at the ranch Wednesday and “are working with the occupants of the ranch to take all reasonable actions to assist with their departure of the property, to preserve the property, and to succe... 57832276@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:52:12 MDT Movie review: Depp can’t bring humanity to high-tech ‘Transcendence’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57823147-223/depp-transcendence-evelyn-computer.html.csp There are some interesting ideas rattling around “Transcendence,” a lushly realized high-tech update on the “Frankenstein” tale — but a lot of problems, too. The biggest problem is the movie’s star, Johnny Depp, who has found the one type of character he can’t convincingly portray: a normal, well-adjusted guy. Depp plays Dr. Will Caster, a computer genius with rock-star fame and ambitious plans to create an artificial intelligence with human qualities. He’s also happily in love with his wife and... There are some interesting ideas rattling around “Transcendence,” a lushly realized high-tech update on the “Frankenstein” tale — but a lot of problems, too. The biggest problem is the movie’s star, Johnny Depp, who has found the one type of character he can’t convincingly portray: a normal, well-adjusted guy. Depp plays Dr. Will Caster, a computer genius with rock-star fame and ambitious plans to create an artificial intelligence with human qualities. He’s also happily in love with his wife and... 57823147@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:51:28 MDT Attorney: Boyfriend forced Utah girl to flee after cop was killed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57831826-78/grunwald-garcia-jauregui-wride.html.csp Provo • If her case goes to trial, 17-year-old Meagan Dakota Grunwald will testify in her own defense that she was forced by her boyfriend to drive her truck during a high-speed manhunt while the boyfriend shot at police, her attorney said Thursday. No one has heard Grunwald’s story, defense attorney Dean Zabriskie told reporters Thursday, just moments after the girl was ordered to stand trial on 12 charges related to the murder of one police officer, and the shooting and wounding of another. Z... Provo • If her case goes to trial, 17-year-old Meagan Dakota Grunwald will testify in her own defense that she was forced by her boyfriend to drive her truck during a high-speed manhunt while the boyfriend shot at police, her attorney said Thursday. No one has heard Grunwald’s story, defense attorney Dean Zabriskie told reporters Thursday, just moments after the girl was ordered to stand trial on 12 charges related to the murder of one police officer, and the shooting and wounding of another. Z... 57831826@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:51:11 MDT Monson: Great news! The Jazz are exactly who we thought they were http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57832959-87/jazz-players-season-corbin.html.csp All is well in Zion. No, no, really. Buck up. It’s OK. As Jazz players and coaches put punctuation on a 25-57 season by packing up and clearing out on an occasion so magnificently utilitarian in its name — locker-clean-out day — there was good news. This team is exactly where it figured to be at this point in the plan. You could have put the whole thing in the books last October. Even Ty Corbin uttered these words: “It was what I expected.” Where precisely are the Jazz? Right here: in fine posi... All is well in Zion. No, no, really. Buck up. It’s OK. As Jazz players and coaches put punctuation on a 25-57 season by packing up and clearing out on an occasion so magnificently utilitarian in its name — locker-clean-out day — there was good news. This team is exactly where it figured to be at this point in the plan. You could have put the whole thing in the books last October. Even Ty Corbin uttered these words: “It was what I expected.” Where precisely are the Jazz? Right here: in fine posi... 57832959@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:51:03 MDT Utah’s rich fossil record featured in National Geographic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57832784-78/dinosaurs-utah-national-museum.html.csp Most everyone is familiar with Utah’s Life Elevated campaign, but perhaps it is time for a change. How about Laramidia Life Elevated? That was the suggestion from Vicki Varela, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, during a news conference Thursday at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Museum and state tourism officials gathered to celebrate a 20-page story, heavy on pictures and graphics, titled “Digging Utah’s Dinosaurs” in the May 2014 issue of National Geographic. “Laramidia is w... Most everyone is familiar with Utah’s Life Elevated campaign, but perhaps it is time for a change. How about Laramidia Life Elevated? That was the suggestion from Vicki Varela, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, during a news conference Thursday at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Museum and state tourism officials gathered to celebrate a 20-page story, heavy on pictures and graphics, titled “Digging Utah’s Dinosaurs” in the May 2014 issue of National Geographic. “Laramidia is w... 57832784@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:50:44 MDT Wildfires really are on the rise in West, Utah researchers say http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57832831-78/fire-dennison-fires-acres.html.csp Over the past three decades, wildfires in the western United States have been getting larger and more frequent, according to new research from the University of Utah. This trend, which U. geographers documented with satellite images, could reflect the increasing temperatures and drought severity associated with climate change, according to lead author Philip Dennison. Dennison’s team examined every fire of at least 1,000 acres from central Nebraska to the Cascades between 1984 and 2011, nearly... Over the past three decades, wildfires in the western United States have been getting larger and more frequent, according to new research from the University of Utah. This trend, which U. geographers documented with satellite images, could reflect the increasing temperatures and drought severity associated with climate change, according to lead author Philip Dennison. Dennison’s team examined every fire of at least 1,000 acres from central Nebraska to the Cascades between 1984 and 2011, nearly... 57832831@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:50:26 MDT Utah police enlist FBI to help in baby death case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57833011-78/police-roberts-babies-dna.html.csp Utah authorities are enlisting the help of the FBI to analyze DNA from seven babies found dead in the garage of a woman who has been arrested on six counts of murder. None of the labs in Utah can analyze the type of DNA that has been taken from the tiny corpses, which were found in various stages of decomposition, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said Thursday. Authorities are hoping DNA will reveal who the parents are and the sex of the babies. It’s unknown when results will be back, bu... Utah authorities are enlisting the help of the FBI to analyze DNA from seven babies found dead in the garage of a woman who has been arrested on six counts of murder. None of the labs in Utah can analyze the type of DNA that has been taken from the tiny corpses, which were found in various stages of decomposition, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said Thursday. Authorities are hoping DNA will reveal who the parents are and the sex of the babies. It’s unknown when results will be back, bu... 57833011@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:50:26 MDT SWAT team defuses standoff in Ogden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57834648-78/scott-didn-ogden-police.html.csp A wanted and armed man holed up in a Ogden home for several hours Thursday evening before surrendering to SWAT officers. The standoff with the man lasted from about 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and began when he entered a home of “an associate” at a house on the 2800 block of Grant Avenue who didn’t want him there, according to Ogden Lt. Tim Scott. The associate eventually called police and asked them to remove the man. Scott said police soon arrived and discovered the man had a handgun. He also was wa... A wanted and armed man holed up in a Ogden home for several hours Thursday evening before surrendering to SWAT officers. The standoff with the man lasted from about 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and began when he entered a home of “an associate” at a house on the 2800 block of Grant Avenue who didn’t want him there, according to Ogden Lt. Tim Scott. The associate eventually called police and asked them to remove the man. Scott said police soon arrived and discovered the man had a handgun. He also was wa... 57834648@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:50:26 MDT Utah basketball signs top junior college power forward Chris Reyes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57829818-89/reyes-junior-utah-basketball.html.csp He signed with Saint Mary’s out of high school. He took a detour to Citrus Junior College, and became one of the best JUCO power forwards in the country. Now, Chris Reyes is back playing Division I basketball. The 6-foot-7 rising junior officially signed with Utah on Wednesday morning, becoming a Ute when he faxed over his letter of intent. With his signature, Reyes becomes the fourth member of Larry Krystkowiak’s recruiting class. “I’m really excited to join Utah,” Reyes said. “It’s an excellen... He signed with Saint Mary’s out of high school. He took a detour to Citrus Junior College, and became one of the best JUCO power forwards in the country. Now, Chris Reyes is back playing Division I basketball. The 6-foot-7 rising junior officially signed with Utah on Wednesday morning, becoming a Ute when he faxed over his letter of intent. With his signature, Reyes becomes the fourth member of Larry Krystkowiak’s recruiting class. “I’m really excited to join Utah,” Reyes said. “It’s an excellen... 57829818@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:24:11 MDT Utah football: Filipo Mokofisi following in dad’s footsteps http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57830397-89/mokofisi-says-defensive-coach.html.csp He has been sizing up this man his whole life. Filipo Mokofisi stands 6-foot-3, 265 pounds — square-jawed and broad-shouldered. At 19, he already possesses the moves of a wily vet. His high school coach compares his talent to that of Star Lotulelei, now mauling interior offensive linemen in a Sunday time slot. But the question looms: Can Mokofosi Jr. take Mokofisi Sr.? Junior thinks so. Senior? Not so much. “Maybe in five years or so,” says Mokofisi Sr., laughing. Sooner than that, though — at... He has been sizing up this man his whole life. Filipo Mokofisi stands 6-foot-3, 265 pounds — square-jawed and broad-shouldered. At 19, he already possesses the moves of a wily vet. His high school coach compares his talent to that of Star Lotulelei, now mauling interior offensive linemen in a Sunday time slot. But the question looms: Can Mokofosi Jr. take Mokofisi Sr.? Junior thinks so. Senior? Not so much. “Maybe in five years or so,” says Mokofisi Sr., laughing. Sooner than that, though — at... 57830397@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:24:11 MDT Utah gymnastics: Wilson, others have shot at individual titles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57833894-89/utes-wilson-utah-beam.html.csp Birmingham, Ala. • While the Utes’ main goal for Friday’s competition is to qualify for the Super Six, there are other rewards available for the Utes on Friday. The individual all-around champion will be crowned from Friday’s competition and the top four gymnasts in each event from each session will advance to Sunday’s individual event finals. Utah’s best hope for the all-around title lies in junior Tory Wilson, who won the Pac-12 all-around crown and finished the regular season ranked 12th. Bei... Birmingham, Ala. • While the Utes’ main goal for Friday’s competition is to qualify for the Super Six, there are other rewards available for the Utes on Friday. The individual all-around champion will be crowned from Friday’s competition and the top four gymnasts in each event from each session will advance to Sunday’s individual event finals. Utah’s best hope for the all-around title lies in junior Tory Wilson, who won the Pac-12 all-around crown and finished the regular season ranked 12th. Bei... 57833894@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:24:11 MDT State colleges: Utah baseball team loses 3-1 to UCLA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57835016-77/utah-runs-byu-pac.html.csp The Utah baseball team broke a scoreless tie in the seventh inning Thursday night at Smith’s Ballpark, but the visiting UCLA Bruins plated three runs in the final two innings to escape with a 3-1 win in the series opener. U. starting pitcher Dalton Carroll had a no-hitter going into the sixth inning. He gave up an unearned run in the eighth, allowed just three hits and walked one while striking out a career-high nine. Wyler Smith and Cody Scaggari each had two hits for the Utes. The teams will p... The Utah baseball team broke a scoreless tie in the seventh inning Thursday night at Smith’s Ballpark, but the visiting UCLA Bruins plated three runs in the final two innings to escape with a 3-1 win in the series opener. U. starting pitcher Dalton Carroll had a no-hitter going into the sixth inning. He gave up an unearned run in the eighth, allowed just three hits and walked one while striking out a career-high nine. Wyler Smith and Cody Scaggari each had two hits for the Utes. The teams will p... 57835016@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:02:02 MDT Study: Utah to nearly double population by 2050 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57833427-90/2050-counties-county-front.html.csp By 2050, Utah is expected to nearly double its population — adding 2.5 million people to its current 2.9 million, with two-thirds coming from “natural growth” through its high birth rate and a third from immigration. A new study by the Utah Foundation predicts the booming growth, and a separate panel discussion Thursday by the League of Women Voters addressed planning needed to handle it. “That means we need to generate over a million new jobs and provide better housing and transportation — and... By 2050, Utah is expected to nearly double its population — adding 2.5 million people to its current 2.9 million, with two-thirds coming from “natural growth” through its high birth rate and a third from immigration. A new study by the Utah Foundation predicts the booming growth, and a separate panel discussion Thursday by the League of Women Voters addressed planning needed to handle it. “That means we need to generate over a million new jobs and provide better housing and transportation — and... 57833427@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:47:35 MDT Shoo-in for Utah County post: Mistakes ‘help us to be more suited’ for the future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57833526-90/bankruptcy-car-case-commission.html.csp A Springville Republican appears headed for a spot on the Utah County Commission, despite having several bankruptcies and a theft conviction on his record, which he says stemmed from a pair of auto accidents, a divorce and a misunderstanding with a former employer. “We all have experiences we learn from and help us understand and help us to be more suited for things as we encounter them in the future,” Greg Graves, the GOP nominee to the commission seat, said in an interview Thursday. “It’s neve... A Springville Republican appears headed for a spot on the Utah County Commission, despite having several bankruptcies and a theft conviction on his record, which he says stemmed from a pair of auto accidents, a divorce and a misunderstanding with a former employer. “We all have experiences we learn from and help us understand and help us to be more suited for things as we encounter them in the future,” Greg Graves, the GOP nominee to the commission seat, said in an interview Thursday. “It’s neve... 57833526@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:47:35 MDT Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833694-68/captain-passengers-south-ferry.html.csp Mokpo, South Korea • There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday. By the time the order came, however, he said it had become impossible to help many of the passengers — although the captain and a dozen crew members survived. The confirmed death toll from Wednesday’s sinking of the Sawol off southern South Korea was 20, the coast guard said. But the number was... Mokpo, South Korea • There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday. By the time the order came, however, he said it had become impossible to help many of the passengers — although the captain and a dozen crew members survived. The confirmed death toll from Wednesday’s sinking of the Sawol off southern South Korea was 20, the coast guard said. But the number was... 57833694@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:47:35 MDT Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833717-68/marquez-garcia-latin-colombia.html.csp Mexico City • Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. One of the most revered and influential writers of his generation, he brought Latin America’s charm and maddening contradictions to life in the minds of millions and became the best-known practitioner of “magical realism,” a blending of fantastic elements into portrayals of da... Mexico City • Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. One of the most revered and influential writers of his generation, he brought Latin America’s charm and maddening contradictions to life in the minds of millions and became the best-known practitioner of “magical realism,” a blending of fantastic elements into portrayals of da... 57833717@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:47:35 MDT Feds: Case against a Blackwater guard in jeopardy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833735-68/slatten-court-government-blackwater.html.csp Washington • The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly seven years ago. Nicholas Slatten and three other former Blackwater guards are charged in the Sept. 16, 2007, killings of 14 Iraqi citizens and the wounding of 18 others. On Thursday, federal prosecutors said an appeals court ruling earlier this month has effective... Washington • The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly seven years ago. Nicholas Slatten and three other former Blackwater guards are charged in the Sept. 16, 2007, killings of 14 Iraqi citizens and the wounding of 18 others. On Thursday, federal prosecutors said an appeals court ruling earlier this month has effective... 57833735@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:47:35 MDT Utah man pleads guilty to shooting at synagogue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57833758-78/openshaw-handgun-federal-guilty.html.csp A Cottonwood area resident has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge for firing three shots from a handgun at a Salt Lake City synagogue in 2012. Macon Michael Openshaw, 21, pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights violation for the night-time attack on the Kol Ami synagogue in 2006. Openshaw fired three shots from a .22-caliber handgun at the unoccupied facility that broke windows and damaged the building, according to court documents. He also pleaded guilty to possessing a handgun with a... A Cottonwood area resident has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge for firing three shots from a handgun at a Salt Lake City synagogue in 2012. Macon Michael Openshaw, 21, pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights violation for the night-time attack on the Kol Ami synagogue in 2006. Openshaw fired three shots from a .22-caliber handgun at the unoccupied facility that broke windows and damaged the building, according to court documents. He also pleaded guilty to possessing a handgun with a... 57833758@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:47:35 MDT Spate of Mideast virus infections triggers concerns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833768-68/health-virus-saudi-infections.html.csp Dubai, United Arab Emirates • A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread. More than 20 people, many of them health-care workers, have been reported infected with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in two distinct clusters — one in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — likely involving human-to-human transm... Dubai, United Arab Emirates • A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread. More than 20 people, many of them health-care workers, have been reported infected with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in two distinct clusters — one in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — likely involving human-to-human transm... 57833768@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:47:35 MDT FDA warns of cancer risk with fibroid procedure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833775-68/cancer-risk-fda-uterine.html.csp Washington • The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. The agency is discouraging doctors from performing the procedure, which uses an electronic device to grind and shred uterine tissue so it can be removed through a small incision in the abdomen. Known as laparoscopic power morcellation, the technique is widely used to treat painful fibroids, either by removi... Washington • The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. The agency is discouraging doctors from performing the procedure, which uses an electronic device to grind and shred uterine tissue so it can be removed through a small incision in the abdomen. Known as laparoscopic power morcellation, the technique is widely used to treat painful fibroids, either by removi... 57833775@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:47:35 MDT If sold, Cotton Bottom wouldn’t close right way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57834451-78/bottom-cotton-property-holladay.html.csp Holladay • If the city of Holladay goes through with a proposed purchase of the Cotton Bottom Inn, the bar will likely stay open for a few years. Councilman Jim Palmer, a 37-year patron of the Cotton Bottom, said during the City Council’s weekly meeting Thursday that the city has “an agreement in principle” with the bar’s owners to lease it back to them for at least three years until Holladay decides what to do with the property. Mayor Rob Dahle said while the lease payment will likely not cove... Holladay • If the city of Holladay goes through with a proposed purchase of the Cotton Bottom Inn, the bar will likely stay open for a few years. Councilman Jim Palmer, a 37-year patron of the Cotton Bottom, said during the City Council’s weekly meeting Thursday that the city has “an agreement in principle” with the bar’s owners to lease it back to them for at least three years until Holladay decides what to do with the property. Mayor Rob Dahle said while the lease payment will likely not cove... 57834451@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:47:35 MDT Iranian woman forgives son’s killer at the gallows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57834929-200/bilal-hosseinzadeh-iranian-according.html.csp The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck, according to Iranian media. The convict, identified by his first name Bilal, had been sentenced to death for killing a teenager, Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, during a street fight in the market of the northern Iranian town of Nour seven years ago, the ISNA news agency reported. At the time, ... The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck, according to Iranian media. The convict, identified by his first name Bilal, had been sentenced to death for killing a teenager, Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, during a street fight in the market of the northern Iranian town of Nour seven years ago, the ISNA news agency reported. At the time, ... 57834929@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:32:27 MDT Prep softball: Freshman Addie Gillespie strikes out 13 to lift Timpanogos over Orem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57834878-190/gillespie-orem-timpanogos-addie.html.csp It seemed fitting that Addie Gillespie finished her complete game 3-hit shutout with a strikeout. For seven innings Gillespie kept Orem guessing with the combination of a fastball, changeup, curveball and riser; just which pitch she decided to throw when was anybody’s guess. Gillespie, a freshman, fanned a career-high 13 in Thursday’s 4-0 victory. “Addie was just incredible today. When you have 13 strikeouts, that’s a pretty good day,” said Timpanogos coach Frank Bramall. “She threw strikes and ... It seemed fitting that Addie Gillespie finished her complete game 3-hit shutout with a strikeout. For seven innings Gillespie kept Orem guessing with the combination of a fastball, changeup, curveball and riser; just which pitch she decided to throw when was anybody’s guess. Gillespie, a freshman, fanned a career-high 13 in Thursday’s 4-0 victory. “Addie was just incredible today. When you have 13 strikeouts, that’s a pretty good day,” said Timpanogos coach Frank Bramall. “She threw strikes and ... 57834878@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:17:02 MDT College basketball: Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57834810-77/freshman-parker-duke-sophomore.html.csp Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke’s latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-8 All-American forward said Thursday he’ll enter the NBA draft after being the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. He was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding, and the first freshman in three decades to be selected team MVP. Now he has the chance to do what Kyrie Irving did in 2011: follow a one-year stay at Duke by being the first na... Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke’s latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-8 All-American forward said Thursday he’ll enter the NBA draft after being the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. He was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding, and the first freshman in three decades to be selected team MVP. Now he has the chance to do what Kyrie Irving did in 2011: follow a one-year stay at Duke by being the first na... 57834810@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:11:01 MDT Movie review: Johansson goes alien in strangely beautiful ‘Under the Skin’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57823150-223/johansson-alien-skin-woman.html.csp There’s an eerie brilliance and a haunting beauty to “Under the Skin,” writer-director Jonathan Glazer’s beyond-strange exploration of what it means to be human — seen from an outside perspective. At first, we see alien forms — something like a spaceship, maybe, or liquid filling a sphere. Then we see that the sphere has coalesced into an eyeball. Thus is a “woman” formed, in the very pleasing image of Scarlett Johansson. This woman is on a mission. Aided by a mysterious man on a motorcycle, she... There’s an eerie brilliance and a haunting beauty to “Under the Skin,” writer-director Jonathan Glazer’s beyond-strange exploration of what it means to be human — seen from an outside perspective. At first, we see alien forms — something like a spaceship, maybe, or liquid filling a sphere. Then we see that the sphere has coalesced into an eyeball. Thus is a “woman” formed, in the very pleasing image of Scarlett Johansson. This woman is on a mission. Aided by a mysterious man on a motorcycle, she... 57823150@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:09:18 MDT Winter farmers market ends Saturday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57833119-90/downtown-eggs-einerson-farmer.html.csp Salt Lake City’s winter Downtown Farmers Market will draw to a close Saturday and looks to be ending its first season on a high note. “It went tremendously well,” said director Alison Einerson. “It exceeded our expectations. The market, which has been open since November at the Rio Grande Depot, drew about 2,000 to 2,500 people every other Saturday. Sixty vendors sold produce, meat and eggs, honey, jam, bread and cheese, among other things. Einerson said the expectation is that the Winter Market... Salt Lake City’s winter Downtown Farmers Market will draw to a close Saturday and looks to be ending its first season on a high note. “It went tremendously well,” said director Alison Einerson. “It exceeded our expectations. The market, which has been open since November at the Rio Grande Depot, drew about 2,000 to 2,500 people every other Saturday. Sixty vendors sold produce, meat and eggs, honey, jam, bread and cheese, among other things. Einerson said the expectation is that the Winter Market... 57833119@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:06:01 MDT Police identify Utah woman found murdered in her home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57831848-78/steffey-woman-hoyal-body.html.csp Taylorsville • Investigators have identified a woman who was murdered in her Taylorsville home. Unified Police identified the victim Thursday afternoon as 59-year-old Margaret Steffey. Officers went to the woman’s house, near 3900 West and Blue Meadow Drive (5850 South) on Wednesday to check on her. Relatives had called police to report they had not heard from the woman — a retired elementary school teacher who lives alone — since Saturday. Her body was found inside the house, and officers imme... Taylorsville • Investigators have identified a woman who was murdered in her Taylorsville home. Unified Police identified the victim Thursday afternoon as 59-year-old Margaret Steffey. Officers went to the woman’s house, near 3900 West and Blue Meadow Drive (5850 South) on Wednesday to check on her. Relatives had called police to report they had not heard from the woman — a retired elementary school teacher who lives alone — since Saturday. Her body was found inside the house, and officers imme... 57831848@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:47:00 MDT Football briefs: CFL’s Alouettes welcome Chad ‘HuitCinq’ Johnson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57833900-77/nfl-thursday-alouettes-cozart.html.csp • Former NFL star Chad Johnson, who once changed his last name to Ochocinco, will make his return to the gridiron in the Canadian Football League. The veteran receiver who spent most of his 11 NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, signed a two-year deal Thursday with the Montreal Alouettes after impressing the team in minicamp. He last played in the NFL in 2011 with New England. The club tweeted, “Bienvenue à #HuitCinq,” French for Ochocinco, which is Spanish for Eight Five. Johnson used to h... • Former NFL star Chad Johnson, who once changed his last name to Ochocinco, will make his return to the gridiron in the Canadian Football League. The veteran receiver who spent most of his 11 NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, signed a two-year deal Thursday with the Montreal Alouettes after impressing the team in minicamp. He last played in the NFL in 2011 with New England. The club tweeted, “Bienvenue à #HuitCinq,” French for Ochocinco, which is Spanish for Eight Five. Johnson used to h... 57833900@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:46:01 MDT Golf: Kuchar shares first-round lead at the RBC Heritage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57834564-77/kuchar-lead-round-heritage.html.csp Hilton Head Island, S.C. • There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday. Kuchar, who tied for fifth at Augusta National, shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 to share the first-round lead with Scott Langley and William McGirt. The 20-year-old Spieth tied for second behind Bubba Watson last Sunday and continued his strong play with a 69, part of a large group tied for fifth at Harbour Town Golf Links. Kuchar and Spieth both spent much o... Hilton Head Island, S.C. • There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday. Kuchar, who tied for fifth at Augusta National, shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 to share the first-round lead with Scott Langley and William McGirt. The 20-year-old Spieth tied for second behind Bubba Watson last Sunday and continued his strong play with a 69, part of a large group tied for fifth at Harbour Town Golf Links. Kuchar and Spieth both spent much o... 57834564@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:29:02 MDT Video: Salt Lake City Marathon in 210 seconds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57832767-77/marathon-race-com-lake.html.csp Running a marathon takes long hours of training, and let’s not forget what happened to the first guy to finish one. According to Running USA’s 2013 Annual Marathon Report, there was an estimated 487,000 U.S. marathon finishers in 2012. That was down from the all-time high of 518,000 in 2011. The website statisticbrain.com put the percentage of the U.S. population who has run a marathon at 0.5 percent. So it’s safe to say few accomplish the feat. With that in mind, The Tribune set out to showcase... Running a marathon takes long hours of training, and let’s not forget what happened to the first guy to finish one. According to Running USA’s 2013 Annual Marathon Report, there was an estimated 487,000 U.S. marathon finishers in 2012. That was down from the all-time high of 518,000 in 2011. The website statisticbrain.com put the percentage of the U.S. population who has run a marathon at 0.5 percent. So it’s safe to say few accomplish the feat. With that in mind, The Tribune set out to showcase... 57832767@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:22:56 MDT Utah Jazz GM says Corbin decision coming ‘in short order’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57833596-87/corbin-decision-season-lindsey.html.csp A decision on the future of Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin is coming “in short order,” general manager Dennis Lindsey said Thursday afternoon. Addressing the media after the team’s annual end-of-season meetings at EnergySolutions Arena, Lindsey declined to say whether a decision regarding Corbin has already been made. “When we spoke to Ty and his representation during the year, we laid out [that] we wanted to take the full season,” Lindsey said. “We want to take a small period now for all of... A decision on the future of Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin is coming “in short order,” general manager Dennis Lindsey said Thursday afternoon. Addressing the media after the team’s annual end-of-season meetings at EnergySolutions Arena, Lindsey declined to say whether a decision regarding Corbin has already been made. “When we spoke to Ty and his representation during the year, we laid out [that] we wanted to take the full season,” Lindsey said. “We want to take a small period now for all of... 57833596@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:22:56 MDT Utah Jazz: Kanter, Burks eligible for extensions this summer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57833682-87/kanter-burks-season-jazz.html.csp As always, Enes Kanter was borderline hilarious with the media on Thursday afternoon, cracking jokes, smiling and generally being comfortable in front of a crowd. But locker room clean-out day for the Jazz yielded a more serious side to Utah’s third-year center. He was clearly miffed at not receiving more playing time this season. He stated that the five younger guys on the roster should’ve played more frequently together, and made it clear that he wants that rectified next season. “They told us... As always, Enes Kanter was borderline hilarious with the media on Thursday afternoon, cracking jokes, smiling and generally being comfortable in front of a crowd. But locker room clean-out day for the Jazz yielded a more serious side to Utah’s third-year center. He was clearly miffed at not receiving more playing time this season. He stated that the five younger guys on the roster should’ve played more frequently together, and made it clear that he wants that rectified next season. “They told us... 57833682@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:22:56 MDT BYU football: Cougars land transferring Nebraska safety Harvey Jackson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57833772-88/byu-jackson-cougars-nebraska.html.csp Provo • Another senior who will graduate this summer but still has a year of college football eligibility remaining will transfer to BYU and be immediately eligible to play for the Cougars this fall. Harvey Jackson, a safety at Nebraska until he got a release to pursue other options from coach Bo Pelini this spring, picked BYU over offers from West Virginia, Western Michigan, Cincinnati, Grand Valley State and Stephen F. Austin. “We just got better,” BYU defensive coordinator Nick Howell tweeted... Provo • Another senior who will graduate this summer but still has a year of college football eligibility remaining will transfer to BYU and be immediately eligible to play for the Cougars this fall. Harvey Jackson, a safety at Nebraska until he got a release to pursue other options from coach Bo Pelini this spring, picked BYU over offers from West Virginia, Western Michigan, Cincinnati, Grand Valley State and Stephen F. Austin. “We just got better,” BYU defensive coordinator Nick Howell tweeted... 57833772@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:22:56 MDT Kragthorpe: GM Dennis Lindsey believes Jazz can ‘get it right’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57833806-87/lindsey-jazz-pick-record.html.csp Atheists are convening downtown, Comic Con’s costumed enthusiasts are worshiping on the site where the Jazz once played and Dennis Lindsey is trying to inspire belief in his rebuilding project. Just another April week in Salt Lake City. Lindsey, the Jazz’s general manager, presided over a 25-57 season that ended Wednesday with a double-overtime win at Minnesota, as the Jazz barely topped the worst record in the franchise’s 35-year Utah era. They finished 24 games behind Dallas, the Western Conf... Atheists are convening downtown, Comic Con’s costumed enthusiasts are worshiping on the site where the Jazz once played and Dennis Lindsey is trying to inspire belief in his rebuilding project. Just another April week in Salt Lake City. Lindsey, the Jazz’s general manager, presided over a 25-57 season that ended Wednesday with a double-overtime win at Minnesota, as the Jazz barely topped the worst record in the franchise’s 35-year Utah era. They finished 24 games behind Dallas, the Western Conf... 57833806@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:22:56 MDT NBA playoff preview: Can Spurs get back at Heat? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57833869-77/april-tbd-antonio-heat.html.csp To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Survive all that, and maybe they can avenge that NBA Finals heartbreak. “There’s definitely that burning desire in the back of your mind that really wants to get back there,” Spurs guard Patty Mills said. They get started on Sunday, right before James and the Heat begin what they hope is a run to a third straight cha... To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Survive all that, and maybe they can avenge that NBA Finals heartbreak. “There’s definitely that burning desire in the back of your mind that really wants to get back there,” Spurs guard Patty Mills said. They get started on Sunday, right before James and the Heat begin what they hope is a run to a third straight cha... 57833869@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:22:56 MDT Utah Jazz notes: Burke has handful of offseason goals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57833905-87/burke-think-finger-season.html.csp Trey Burke has one offseason goal that is unique among his teammates. He wants to straighten out his right index finger. Burke, the Jazz’s rookie point guard, fractured the finger during a preseason game against the L.A. Clippers in October. He missed 12 games. Burke ended up averaging 12.8 points and 5.7 assists in 32.3 minutes per game. But he disclosed during the team’s annual end-of-the-season meeting at EnergySolutions Arena on Thursday that his surgically-repaired finger has been problemat... Trey Burke has one offseason goal that is unique among his teammates. He wants to straighten out his right index finger. Burke, the Jazz’s rookie point guard, fractured the finger during a preseason game against the L.A. Clippers in October. He missed 12 games. Burke ended up averaging 12.8 points and 5.7 assists in 32.3 minutes per game. But he disclosed during the team’s annual end-of-the-season meeting at EnergySolutions Arena on Thursday that his surgically-repaired finger has been problemat... 57833905@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:22:56 MDT Utah Jazz: Nowhere to go but up for young Jazz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57834076-87/jazz-lindsey-season-corbin.html.csp It had been 187 days since Trey Burke threw that preseason bounce pass, hitting his finger against a defender in such a way that the bone fractured. But as the rookie point guard cleared out his locker on Thursday morning, it wouldn’t bend normally.As the Jazz gathered at EnergySolutions for one last time before parting ways, the stiffness in Burke’s finger wasn’t the only lingering memory of a 25-57 season — one of the worst in franchise history.“I know it’s tough. Nobody likes losing, especial... It had been 187 days since Trey Burke threw that preseason bounce pass, hitting his finger against a defender in such a way that the bone fractured. But as the rookie point guard cleared out his locker on Thursday morning, it wouldn’t bend normally.As the Jazz gathered at EnergySolutions for one last time before parting ways, the stiffness in Burke’s finger wasn’t the only lingering memory of a 25-57 season — one of the worst in franchise history.“I know it’s tough. Nobody likes losing, especial... 57834076@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:22:56 MDT Utah Jazz: GM Lindsey wants Hayward to be ‘a career Jazz member’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57834159-87/hayward-jazz-lindsey-career.html.csp Next week, Gordon Hayward will be in the Philippines, hosting a basketball camp. Sometime “soon” after that, he’ll be getting married. As for his plans as an unrestricted free agent? Well, the 24-year-old wing might not want to make too many of them. Speaking at the team’s locker cleanout day Thursday, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey stopped short of promising the team would bring Hayward back. But Lindsey made it clear Hayward is in the plans. “We look forward to him being a career Jazz mem... Next week, Gordon Hayward will be in the Philippines, hosting a basketball camp. Sometime “soon” after that, he’ll be getting married. As for his plans as an unrestricted free agent? Well, the 24-year-old wing might not want to make too many of them. Speaking at the team’s locker cleanout day Thursday, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey stopped short of promising the team would bring Hayward back. But Lindsey made it clear Hayward is in the plans. “We look forward to him being a career Jazz mem... 57834159@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:22:56 MDT Sports on TV/radio, Friday, April 18 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57833904-77/tgc-college-baseball-nbcsn.html.csp Television Auto racing • Formula One, practice for Chinese Grand Prix, midnight, NBCSN College baseball • UCLA at Utah, 5 p.m., Pac-12 Networks • LSU at Mississippi, 5:30 p.m., ESPNU • Loyola Marymount at BYU, 6 p.m., BYUtv College softball • Stanford at Utah, 3 p.m., Pac-12 Networks • Texas at Oklahoma, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Golf • European PGA Tour, Malaysian Open, 7 a.m. (tape), TGC • PGA Tour, The Heritage, 1 p.m., TGC • LPGA, LOTTE Championship, 4:30 p.m., TGC Major League Baseball • Atlanta at Ph... Television Auto racing • Formula One, practice for Chinese Grand Prix, midnight, NBCSN College baseball • UCLA at Utah, 5 p.m., Pac-12 Networks • LSU at Mississippi, 5:30 p.m., ESPNU • Loyola Marymount at BYU, 6 p.m., BYUtv College softball • Stanford at Utah, 3 p.m., Pac-12 Networks • Texas at Oklahoma, 7 p.m., ESPN2 Golf • European PGA Tour, Malaysian Open, 7 a.m. (tape), TGC • PGA Tour, The Heritage, 1 p.m., TGC • LPGA, LOTTE Championship, 4:30 p.m., TGC Major League Baseball • Atlanta at Ph... 57833904@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:16:01 MDT Salt Lake City’s falcons could have four young in mid-May http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57832129-78/eggs-male-walters-falcons.html.csp The peregrine falcons staying in the high-rise nest box on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City are now carefully minding four eggs. Bob Walters, Watchable Wildlife coordinator with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, said he expects four will be the final number of eggs and that they will hatch in mid-May. “I’d be surprised if another one pops out,” Walters said. “They have been pretty consistent at four eggs for quite a few years.” Using a general rule of hatchin... The peregrine falcons staying in the high-rise nest box on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City are now carefully minding four eggs. Bob Walters, Watchable Wildlife coordinator with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, said he expects four will be the final number of eggs and that they will hatch in mid-May. “I’d be surprised if another one pops out,” Walters said. “They have been pretty consistent at four eggs for quite a few years.” Using a general rule of hatchin... 57832129@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:03:36 MDT Cold-case suspect sentenced in Ogden girl’s death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57831899-78/seamons-decaria-girl-ogden.html.csp Ogden • A man accused of raping and killing an 11-year-old Ogden girl in 1983 pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of rape and manslaughter. Shortly after Gregory Seamons, 46, entered his plea in Utah’s 2nd District Court, Judge Mark DeCaria sentenced him to serve five years to life in prison. Seamons was 15 at the time Rebecca Lemberger’s body was found in a shed. She had been sexually assaulted and beaten to death with a rock, authorities said. The case was cold until 2011, when DNA from the sc... Ogden • A man accused of raping and killing an 11-year-old Ogden girl in 1983 pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of rape and manslaughter. Shortly after Gregory Seamons, 46, entered his plea in Utah’s 2nd District Court, Judge Mark DeCaria sentenced him to serve five years to life in prison. Seamons was 15 at the time Rebecca Lemberger’s body was found in a shed. She had been sexually assaulted and beaten to death with a rock, authorities said. The case was cold until 2011, when DNA from the sc... 57831899@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:52:24 MDT Utah deputy had missing M-16 in safe for eight years, sheriff says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57832346-78/deputy-rifle-sheriff-office.html.csp The Davis County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that a deputy took a once-missing M-16 rifle before he deployed to Afghanistan. The deputy faces what the office said could be “administrative action.” The matter also will be reviewed by the county attorney, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. The disclosure by the sheriff’s office ends the mystery of what happened to the fully automatic M-16, which technically still belongs to the Defense Department. The Pentagon provided 20 such rifl... The Davis County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that a deputy took a once-missing M-16 rifle before he deployed to Afghanistan. The deputy faces what the office said could be “administrative action.” The matter also will be reviewed by the county attorney, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. The disclosure by the sheriff’s office ends the mystery of what happened to the fully automatic M-16, which technically still belongs to the Defense Department. The Pentagon provided 20 such rifl... 57832346@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:52:11 MDT Utah Supreme Court sides with DA on one point in Danielle Willard case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57833480-78/court-willard-grand-jury.html.csp In a case that appears connected to the Danielle Willard shooting, the Utah Supreme Court on Thursday said the Salt Lake County District Attorney should be given the transcript of its request to convene a grand jury. But the Supreme Court delayed any decision on the underlying matter — whether the district attorney can appeal the judges’ decision not to impanel a grand jury. Instead, the Supreme Court asked district attorney Sim Gill and the judicial branch’s own lawyers for more briefs on tha... In a case that appears connected to the Danielle Willard shooting, the Utah Supreme Court on Thursday said the Salt Lake County District Attorney should be given the transcript of its request to convene a grand jury. But the Supreme Court delayed any decision on the underlying matter — whether the district attorney can appeal the judges’ decision not to impanel a grand jury. Instead, the Supreme Court asked district attorney Sim Gill and the judicial branch’s own lawyers for more briefs on tha... 57833480@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:52:11 MDT Op-ed: A year after Boston, there are still FBI questions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57831794-82/fbi-tsarnaev-tamerlan-boston.html.csp As Boston marks the first anniversary of the Marathon bombings, one chapter closes. But there’s still enough to fill a book — especially when it comes to the role of the FBI. Questions about it pour from the pages of numerous post-bombing government reports. An assessment by the House Homeland Security Committee challenges the FBI’s resistance to information sharing. A review done by various intelligence agencies highlights missed opportunities involving the threat posed by a radicalized Tamerla... As Boston marks the first anniversary of the Marathon bombings, one chapter closes. But there’s still enough to fill a book — especially when it comes to the role of the FBI. Questions about it pour from the pages of numerous post-bombing government reports. An assessment by the House Homeland Security Committee challenges the FBI’s resistance to information sharing. A review done by various intelligence agencies highlights missed opportunities involving the threat posed by a radicalized Tamerla... 57831794@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:13:02 MDT Op-ed: Euro needs more help to avoid another crisis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57831813-82/euro-area-bank-banking.html.csp Europe is putting the finishing touches on a new banking union, with the aim of restoring confidence in the euro area’s banks, reviving lending and ensuring the common currency’s survival. It’s a step forward that doesn’t go nearly far enough. In approving a raft of banking-union legislation this week, the European Parliament has ratified an important understanding: If the member states of the euro area want to share a currency, they’ll have to share some risks and responsibilities. Among other... Europe is putting the finishing touches on a new banking union, with the aim of restoring confidence in the euro area’s banks, reviving lending and ensuring the common currency’s survival. It’s a step forward that doesn’t go nearly far enough. In approving a raft of banking-union legislation this week, the European Parliament has ratified an important understanding: If the member states of the euro area want to share a currency, they’ll have to share some risks and responsibilities. Among other... 57831813@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:13:01 MDT Editorial: Transparency builds trust in rape-kit process http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57832311-82/rape-burbank-kits-cases.html.csp A heated exchange involving Salt Lake City’s police chief and a member of the City Council has prompted quick action from Police Chief Chris Burbank, and the Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office that could bring more rapists to justice. While Burbank took umbrage with criticism from Councilman Kyle LaMalfa about the lack of evaluations of hundreds of rape evidence “kits,” he also rightly took the criticism to heart. His plan for more transparency should mean better communication among law enfor... A heated exchange involving Salt Lake City’s police chief and a member of the City Council has prompted quick action from Police Chief Chris Burbank, and the Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office that could bring more rapists to justice. While Burbank took umbrage with criticism from Councilman Kyle LaMalfa about the lack of evaluations of hundreds of rape evidence “kits,” he also rightly took the criticism to heart. His plan for more transparency should mean better communication among law enfor... 57832311@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:13:01 MDT Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA, could go No. 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57832360-77/parker-freshman-nba-duke.html.csp Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA Draft, and there’s a strong chance he’ll be the No. 1 pick. The 6-foot-8 All-American forward was the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. Parker, a Mormon who recently announced he had decided against going on a two-year mission for the LDS Church, was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding and the first freshman in three decades to be selected team MVP. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement Thursday it... Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA Draft, and there’s a strong chance he’ll be the No. 1 pick. The 6-foot-8 All-American forward was the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. Parker, a Mormon who recently announced he had decided against going on a two-year mission for the LDS Church, was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding and the first freshman in three decades to be selected team MVP. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement Thursday it... 57832360@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:47:38 MDT Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions — for now http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833629-68/ukraine-russia-agreement-russian.html.csp Geneva • In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. Russia’s pledge to refrain from further provocative actions drew support but also a measure of skepticism from President Barack Obama, who said at a news conference at the White House that the United States and its allies were prepared to ratchet u... Geneva • In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. Russia’s pledge to refrain from further provocative actions drew support but also a measure of skepticism from President Barack Obama, who said at a news conference at the White House that the United States and its allies were prepared to ratchet u... 57833629@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:18:27 MDT Ballet orchestra features a rare all-female section http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57832917-223/female-ballet-orchestra-trumpet.html.csp Ballet West’s “The Rite of Spring” is notable for resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s sophisticated dance movements, but there’s also something interesting going on in the orchestra pit. Utah Chamber Orchestra features a female guest conductor, Tara Simoncic, a trumpet player, as well as an all-female trumpet section. “That can’t be said for many orchestras,” said Adam Sklute, Ballet West’s artistic director. “More importantly, ‘Rite of Spring’ requires a strong and dynamic hand at the podium,... Ballet West’s “The Rite of Spring” is notable for resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s sophisticated dance movements, but there’s also something interesting going on in the orchestra pit. Utah Chamber Orchestra features a female guest conductor, Tara Simoncic, a trumpet player, as well as an all-female trumpet section. “That can’t be said for many orchestras,” said Adam Sklute, Ballet West’s artistic director. “More importantly, ‘Rite of Spring’ requires a strong and dynamic hand at the podium,... 57832917@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:08:02 MDT Herbert: Trade mission bolstered ties to Mexico http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57828715-79/mexico-utah-trade-mission.html.csp Gov. Gary Herbert proclaimed his recent trade mission to Mexico a success after three Utah-based companies used the tour to release plans to expand operations there. Space Monkey, doTerra International and Converus all announced new ventures during the governor’s April 7-10 trade mission, which included 39 Utah business leaders and six government officials. “Utah and Mexico have a rich history of economic trade,” Herbert said, noting that Utah exports to Mexico last year approached $550 million.... Gov. Gary Herbert proclaimed his recent trade mission to Mexico a success after three Utah-based companies used the tour to release plans to expand operations there. Space Monkey, doTerra International and Converus all announced new ventures during the governor’s April 7-10 trade mission, which included 39 Utah business leaders and six government officials. “Utah and Mexico have a rich history of economic trade,” Herbert said, noting that Utah exports to Mexico last year approached $550 million.... 57828715@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:04:02 MDT Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57833955-200/planet-habitable-star-kepler.html.csp Los Angeles • Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life. The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system. “This is the best case for a habitable planet yet found. The results are absolutely rock sol... Los Angeles • Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life. The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system. “This is the best case for a habitable planet yet found. The results are absolutely rock sol... 57833955@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:55:45 MDT Bagley Cartoon: Payday Loans Racket http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57833915-200/bagley-cartoon-facebook-lake.html.csp This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday, April 18, 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 Friday, April 18, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. 57833915@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:48:00 MDT Movie review: ‘Bears’ serves a soft view of nature http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57823091-223/bears-config-cubs-data.html.csp Like its predecessor “Chimpanzee,” the new DisneyNature documentary “Bears” is a frustrating juxtaposition of stunning nature footage and dumbed-down narration. Here, directors Alistair Fothergill and Kevin Scholey go to the Alaskan wilderness to follow a mama brown bear coming out of hibernation with her two cubs. The narrator, John C. Reilly, dubs the mother Sky and the cubs Scout and Amber, as the film shows us the struggles Sky has finding plentiful food so she can produce milk for the cub... Like its predecessor “Chimpanzee,” the new DisneyNature documentary “Bears” is a frustrating juxtaposition of stunning nature footage and dumbed-down narration. Here, directors Alistair Fothergill and Kevin Scholey go to the Alaskan wilderness to follow a mama brown bear coming out of hibernation with her two cubs. The narrator, John C. Reilly, dubs the mother Sky and the cubs Scout and Amber, as the film shows us the struggles Sky has finding plentiful food so she can produce milk for the cub... 57823091@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:26:26 MDT Utah State football: More USU games set for national TV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57833516-77/tba-espn-oct-games.html.csp Utah State’s football team will get plenty of national exposure in 2014 with nine of its 13 games scheduled for national TV. The Mountain West Conference announced the remainder of its TV schedule on Thursday, which includes four nationally televised home games for the Aggies and two road games. The Aggies’ home game against Wake Forest on Sept. 13 and its road game at Colorado State on Oct. 18 will be televised by CBS Sports Network. Both kickoff at 5 p.m. MT. The Aggies’ game against Air Force... Utah State’s football team will get plenty of national exposure in 2014 with nine of its 13 games scheduled for national TV. The Mountain West Conference announced the remainder of its TV schedule on Thursday, which includes four nationally televised home games for the Aggies and two road games. The Aggies’ home game against Wake Forest on Sept. 13 and its road game at Colorado State on Oct. 18 will be televised by CBS Sports Network. Both kickoff at 5 p.m. MT. The Aggies’ game against Air Force... 57833516@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:47:49 MDT Movie review: An art mystery unravels in ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57823067-223/maier-vivian-art-finding.html.csp The documentary “Finding Vivian Maier” seeks to unravel a mystery — about a very private woman whose street photography has been discovered after her death — while opening up troubling questions about the woman. The story starts when John Maloof, a historian (and the movie’s co-director, with Charlie Siskel), bought some negatives at an estate sale. Maloof scanned the negatives and posted them online, but learned almost nothing about the photographer until just after her death. She was Vivian ... The documentary “Finding Vivian Maier” seeks to unravel a mystery — about a very private woman whose street photography has been discovered after her death — while opening up troubling questions about the woman. The story starts when John Maloof, a historian (and the movie’s co-director, with Charlie Siskel), bought some negatives at an estate sale. Maloof scanned the negatives and posted them online, but learned almost nothing about the photographer until just after her death. She was Vivian ... 57823067@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:02:02 MDT Movie review: Law dominates mismatched ‘Dom Hemingway’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57823136-223/dom-law-config-data.html.csp Actor Jude Law and writer-director Richard Shepard create a compelling character in “Dom Hemingway.” If only they knew what to do with him. Dom, played by Law, is an ace safecracker who considers himself the finest specimen of English manhood as evidenced by his opening monologue, a rhapsody to his male member. But his plans when he emerges from a 12-year stint in prison — namely, to claim the cash due him by a nasty crime boss (Demian Bichir) — are short-circuited by his big mouth, his hard... Actor Jude Law and writer-director Richard Shepard create a compelling character in “Dom Hemingway.” If only they knew what to do with him. Dom, played by Law, is an ace safecracker who considers himself the finest specimen of English manhood as evidenced by his opening monologue, a rhapsody to his male member. But his plans when he emerges from a 12-year stint in prison — namely, to claim the cash due him by a nasty crime boss (Demian Bichir) — are short-circuited by his big mouth, his hard... 57823136@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:02:02 MDT Movie review: Darker drama in even more lurid ‘Nymphomaniac, Vol. II’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57823115-223/config-data-nymphomaniac-vol.html.csp The sex gets nastier — and the drama darker — in “Nymphomaniac, Vol. II,” the conclusion of Danish director Lars von Trier’s four-hour wallow about one woman’s pursuit of pleasure and self-loathing. Our heroine, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), continues recounting her sexual exploits to the detached intellectual Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard), and the action gets a lot rougher. Joe pursues random relations with African immigrants, a series of rendezvous with a dominant fetishist (Jamie Bell) with a r... The sex gets nastier — and the drama darker — in “Nymphomaniac, Vol. II,” the conclusion of Danish director Lars von Trier’s four-hour wallow about one woman’s pursuit of pleasure and self-loathing. Our heroine, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), continues recounting her sexual exploits to the detached intellectual Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard), and the action gets a lot rougher. Joe pursues random relations with African immigrants, a series of rendezvous with a dominant fetishist (Jamie Bell) with a r... 57823115@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:01:02 MDT Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833423-68/clinton-chelsea-child-expecting.html.csp Washington • Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in New York that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are “very excited” to be having their first child later this year. The former first lady says she’s “really excited” about becoming a grandmother and it makes the work of empowering future generations eve... Washington • Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in New York that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are “very excited” to be having their first child later this year. The former first lady says she’s “really excited” about becoming a grandmother and it makes the work of empowering future generations eve... 57833423@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:59:02 MDT Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57832830-68/girls-car-jackson-miller.html.csp Elk Point, S.D. • Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road. But the 17-year-old girls weren’t known for frequenting parties, so when they didn’t show up, other teens just assumed they had changed plans, perhaps to avoid any underage drinking or pot smoking. It soon became clear that the well-liked pair from the farming town of Alcester, S.D., had vanished in their Studebaker. Now the 43... Elk Point, S.D. • Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road. But the 17-year-old girls weren’t known for frequenting parties, so when they didn’t show up, other teens just assumed they had changed plans, perhaps to avoid any underage drinking or pot smoking. It soon became clear that the well-liked pair from the farming town of Alcester, S.D., had vanished in their Studebaker. Now the 43... 57832830@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:54:19 MDT Obama: 8 million signed up for health care http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57833170-68/obama-care-law-democrats.html.csp Washington • Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat initial projections by 1 million people. Equally critical: About 35 percent of those who signed up are under the age of 35, Obama said. Enrolling substantial numbe... Washington • Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat initial projections by 1 million people. Equally critical: About 35 percent of those who signed up are under the age of 35, Obama said. Enrolling substantial numbe... 57833170@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:42:05 MDT Nomination deadline extended for Top Work Place 2014 Awards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57833148-79/sltrib-survey-tribune-com.html.csp The deadline to nominate your company as a Top Work Place 2014 has been extended until May 23. The Salt Lake Tribune, in partnership with the survey firm Workplace Dynamics, is searching for Utah companies that consistently do right by their employees. It’s easy to nominate your employer. You need only spend five minutes completing a 22-statement survey available online or by calling 801-803-6841. The competition is open to any organization with 35 or more employees in Salt Lake, Utah, Tooele, S... The deadline to nominate your company as a Top Work Place 2014 has been extended until May 23. The Salt Lake Tribune, in partnership with the survey firm Workplace Dynamics, is searching for Utah companies that consistently do right by their employees. It’s easy to nominate your employer. You need only spend five minutes completing a 22-statement survey available online or by calling 801-803-6841. The competition is open to any organization with 35 or more employees in Salt Lake, Utah, Tooele, S... 57833148@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:32:02 MDT Atheist leader: ‘Mormonism demonstrates the power of indoctrination’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822743-78/atheists-atheist-lake-salt.html.csp The Beehive State will be swarming with atheists this week as their national convention gets underway in Salt Lake City. As many as 700 nonbelievers will be on hand for the gathering, which runs Thursday through Sunday. As a “warm-up event,” the group is featuring a panel discussion at Salt Lake City’s Main Library with two Mormon professors from LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University and two atheist experts. The discussion, moderated by University of Utah history professor Paul Reeve, wil... The Beehive State will be swarming with atheists this week as their national convention gets underway in Salt Lake City. As many as 700 nonbelievers will be on hand for the gathering, which runs Thursday through Sunday. As a “warm-up event,” the group is featuring a panel discussion at Salt Lake City’s Main Library with two Mormon professors from LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University and two atheist experts. The discussion, moderated by University of Utah history professor Paul Reeve, wil... 57822743@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:20:28 MDT Atheists, Mormons hash it out in religious give-and-take http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57826691-78/religion-silverman-atheists-discussion.html.csp Is a religion like Mormonism fundamentally a force for good, or a “poison” that “deserves to die”? Those were the two opposing views presented Wednesday night during a panel discussion at the downtown Salt Lake City Main Library. On one side, American Atheists President David Silverman and author, ex-Mormon and ex-polygamist Joanne Hanks argued that religion basically brainwashes its members. Silverman, in particular, came out swinging, repeatedly describing the faithful as “victims” of their re... Is a religion like Mormonism fundamentally a force for good, or a “poison” that “deserves to die”? Those were the two opposing views presented Wednesday night during a panel discussion at the downtown Salt Lake City Main Library. On one side, American Atheists President David Silverman and author, ex-Mormon and ex-polygamist Joanne Hanks argued that religion basically brainwashes its members. Silverman, in particular, came out swinging, repeatedly describing the faithful as “victims” of their re... 57826691@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:20:28 MDT Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57832711-80/donetsk-ukraine-jews-anti.html.csp Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings, were told they have to “register” with Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media. Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city’s Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee “or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated,” repor... Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings, were told they have to “register” with Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media. Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city’s Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee “or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated,” repor... 57832711@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:19:40 MDT New book exhorts atheists to ‘come out’ of the closet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57833104-80/atheists-christina-gay-atheist.html.csp Greta Christina has a question for closeted atheists: Ask your openly gay and lesbian friends if their lives are better for coming out. The answer, almost universally, she claims, is yes. That’s the message of her new book, “Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why.” A well-known atheist activist, author, blogger and speaker, Christina will speak at the American Atheists convention in Salt Lake City this weekend, an event geared to raising the public profile of those who... Greta Christina has a question for closeted atheists: Ask your openly gay and lesbian friends if their lives are better for coming out. The answer, almost universally, she claims, is yes. That’s the message of her new book, “Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why.” A well-known atheist activist, author, blogger and speaker, Christina will speak at the American Atheists convention in Salt Lake City this weekend, an event geared to raising the public profile of those who... 57833104@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:19:40 MDT Utah teen may be certified in June as an adult in brothers’ killings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57831949-78/teen-attorneys-frost-court.html.csp Farmington • A judge will decide in June whether a West Point teen will be tried as an adult on charges that he fatally stabbed his two adopted brothers last year. The certification hearing was delayed one month to June 25-27 so attorneys can finish collecting medical records and expert reports. Prosecutors have said they will push for the 15-year-old to be charged as an adult; defense attorneys will ask Second District Juvenile Judge Janice Frost to keep the boy in the juvenile system. The teen... Farmington • A judge will decide in June whether a West Point teen will be tried as an adult on charges that he fatally stabbed his two adopted brothers last year. The certification hearing was delayed one month to June 25-27 so attorneys can finish collecting medical records and expert reports. Prosecutors have said they will push for the 15-year-old to be charged as an adult; defense attorneys will ask Second District Juvenile Judge Janice Frost to keep the boy in the juvenile system. The teen... 57831949@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:08:21 MDT Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57831962-68/unbehaun-prison-bank-chicago.html.csp Chicago • Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it’s not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison. The 74-year-old high-school dropout and part-time bathtub repairman isn’t the first long-term convict to apparently prefer being barked at by guards to life on the outside, which has its own demands. But feeling discontent, Unbehaun ... Chicago • Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it’s not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison. The 74-year-old high-school dropout and part-time bathtub repairman isn’t the first long-term convict to apparently prefer being barked at by guards to life on the outside, which has its own demands. But feeling discontent, Unbehaun ... 57831962@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:05:15 MDT