All - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah theater company to stage a golden-years hookup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57786143-223/kranes-decker-david-salt.html.csp On the eve of an Arctic Circle cruise, Utah playwright David Kranes was inspired to start a new play for two actor friends when he just happened to eavesdrop on a couple at the next table. The woman was effusive about their upcoming cruise, while her companion responded in the most minimal way. That struck the writer as an interesting tension and prompted him to create the characters of Ellie and Ross in “A Loss of Appetite,” a one-act play about what happens at an awkward first dinner between... On the eve of an Arctic Circle cruise, Utah playwright David Kranes was inspired to start a new play for two actor friends when he just happened to eavesdrop on a couple at the next table. The woman was effusive about their upcoming cruise, while her companion responded in the most minimal way. That struck the writer as an interesting tension and prompted him to create the characters of Ellie and Ross in “A Loss of Appetite,” a one-act play about what happens at an awkward first dinner between... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57786143@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Signs say you aren’t ready to be married http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57818854-223/boyfriend-carolyn-impatience-wedding.html.csp Dear Carolyn • Bit of an introvert here, all tuckered out from wedding season. My friends mainly got married one to three years ago, so we’re now onto attending the weddings of my boyfriend’s closest friends. We fight at every other wedding, triggered by a combination of too much wine and my own impatience about not being engaged yet. At the next wedding we attend, I’m going to try sticking to soda to see if that helps, but the real problem is the impatience. Is there something wrong with me/my ... Dear Carolyn • Bit of an introvert here, all tuckered out from wedding season. My friends mainly got married one to three years ago, so we’re now onto attending the weddings of my boyfriend’s closest friends. We fight at every other wedding, triggered by a combination of too much wine and my own impatience about not being engaged yet. At the next wedding we attend, I’m going to try sticking to soda to see if that helps, but the real problem is the impatience. Is there something wrong with me/my ... 57818854@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Music notes: Beethoven at the U., Gabriel on the big screen, Messiaen at the symphony http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57826462-223/lake-salt-tickets-utah.html.csp Vedrana Subotic: Beethoven’s Sonatas Pianist Vedrana Subotic plays the second installment in her Beethoven sonata project, performing the composer’s three final piano sonatas. (The series will conclude April 28 as three Utah Symphony musicians — violinist Lun Jiang, hornist Steve Proser and cellist Pegsoon Whang — join Subotic to perform Beethoven sonatas for their respective instruments.) Visit music.utah.edu for information. When • Sunday, April 20, 7 p.m. Where • Libby Gardner Concert H... Vedrana Subotic: Beethoven’s Sonatas Pianist Vedrana Subotic plays the second installment in her Beethoven sonata project, performing the composer’s three final piano sonatas. (The series will conclude April 28 as three Utah Symphony musicians — violinist Lun Jiang, hornist Steve Proser and cellist Pegsoon Whang — join Subotic to perform Beethoven sonatas for their respective instruments.) Visit music.utah.edu for information. When • Sunday, April 20, 7 p.m. Where • Libby Gardner Concert H... 57826462@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Headline_here http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57826970-223/colbert-reilly-percent-late.html.csp Conservative TV host Bill O’Reilly is making it crystal clear what he thinks of the people who watch his show. He thinks you’re idiots. Just listen to what he’s been saying about “Late Show” host-in-waiting Stephen Colbert, and that’s absolutely clear. O’Reilly thinks you’re too dumb to understand satire. That you’re so simple-minded you don’t get that Colbert has been playing a character, satirizing right-wing TV hosts like O’Reilly since “The Colbert Report” debuted in October 2005. Or, worse... Conservative TV host Bill O’Reilly is making it crystal clear what he thinks of the people who watch his show. He thinks you’re idiots. Just listen to what he’s been saying about “Late Show” host-in-waiting Stephen Colbert, and that’s absolutely clear. O’Reilly thinks you’re too dumb to understand satire. That you’re so simple-minded you don’t get that Colbert has been playing a character, satirizing right-wing TV hosts like O’Reilly since “The Colbert Report” debuted in October 2005. Or, worse... 57826970@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Swallow warrants yield a flood of documents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57833469-78/data-investigators-records-information.html.csp Investigators in the ongoing criminal probe of former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are wading through what appears to be a massive amount of data obtained through a series of sweeping search warrants. That information may include emails and other evidence lost or deleted from Swallow’s accounts — data legislative investigators spent considerable time and money trying to recover. Criminal investigators are taking a decidedly different tack than that of House investigator... Investigators in the ongoing criminal probe of former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are wading through what appears to be a massive amount of data obtained through a series of sweeping search warrants. That information may include emails and other evidence lost or deleted from Swallow’s accounts — data legislative investigators spent considerable time and money trying to recover. Criminal investigators are taking a decidedly different tack than that of House investigator... 57833469@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Golf: Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57838590-77/larrazabal-hornets-hole-lake.html.csp Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Pablo Larrazabal couldn’t believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets “three times the size of bees” began an assault. “They were huge and like 30 or 40 of them started to attack me big-time,” he said. “I didn’t know what to do. My caddie told me to run, so I start running like a crazy guy. But the hornets were still there, so the other players told me to jump in the lake.” Lee Westwood shot ... Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Pablo Larrazabal couldn’t believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets “three times the size of bees” began an assault. “They were huge and like 30 or 40 of them started to attack me big-time,” he said. “I didn’t know what to do. My caddie told me to run, so I start running like a crazy guy. But the hornets were still there, so the other players told me to jump in the lake.” Lee Westwood shot ... 57838590@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:43:01 MDT NBA: Let the playoffs begin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57836795-77/season-nba-series-playoffs.html.csp During the regular NBA season, the league split itself decidedly between the haves and have-nots. There is the Western Conference, where seven of the eight playoff participants won 50 games, and things weren’t settled until the very last day of the regular season. Then there’s the woeful East, where the Phoenix Suns would be tied for the third seed. In the west, the Suns didn’t make the playoffs. That’s how lopsided the NBA’s two halves were this season. Will that spill into the postseason? Is e... During the regular NBA season, the league split itself decidedly between the haves and have-nots. There is the Western Conference, where seven of the eight playoff participants won 50 games, and things weren’t settled until the very last day of the regular season. Then there’s the woeful East, where the Phoenix Suns would be tied for the third seed. In the west, the Suns didn’t make the playoffs. That’s how lopsided the NBA’s two halves were this season. Will that spill into the postseason? Is e... 57836795@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:32:57 MDT Expect street closures in downtown Salt Lake City for marathon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836426-78/east-south-marathon-street.html.csp Police warn that when it comes to navigating street traffic and Saturday’s Salt Lake City Marathon, you may have to crawl before you can watch the run. Extensive road closures are planned along the marathon route Saturday morning, with 208 police officers being stationed at 197 traffic-control posts. While SLCPD will strive to accommodate motorists and residents when possible, both should expect the marathon-related events to delay trips through affected areas. The starting times for various e... Police warn that when it comes to navigating street traffic and Saturday’s Salt Lake City Marathon, you may have to crawl before you can watch the run. Extensive road closures are planned along the marathon route Saturday morning, with 208 police officers being stationed at 197 traffic-control posts. While SLCPD will strive to accommodate motorists and residents when possible, both should expect the marathon-related events to delay trips through affected areas. The starting times for various e... 57836426@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:46:15 MDT Reyes says he’s turning down questionable campaign contributions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57837065-78/reyes-attorney-general-swallow.html.csp Sean Reyes knows there is more to restoring public trust in the office of Utah attorney general than being open about his finances. But, he said Friday, it’s a good place to start. The newly appointed attorney general told a group of University of Utah students and state officials that when it comes to mending the trust broken by his predecessor, John Swallow, perception matters almost as much as reality. That’s why, he said, he has refused to accept political donations for his re-election bid f... Sean Reyes knows there is more to restoring public trust in the office of Utah attorney general than being open about his finances. But, he said Friday, it’s a good place to start. The newly appointed attorney general told a group of University of Utah students and state officials that when it comes to mending the trust broken by his predecessor, John Swallow, perception matters almost as much as reality. That’s why, he said, he has refused to accept political donations for his re-election bid f... 57837065@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:46:15 MDT Northern Utah toddler accidently shot with rifle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57838033-78/amp-county-cache-ward.html.csp A 2-year-old Cache County boy was accidently shot in the abdomen Friday. Police say the shooting happened about 6:40 p.m. at a home in Young Ward, an unincorporated part of the county. The boy’s 3-year-old sibling shot him with a .22-caliber rifle that had been in the home, Cache County sheriff’s Lt. Mike Peterson told KUTV. Crews took the boy to an area hospital where he was undergoing surgery Friday evening. Investigators are treating the shooting as an accident. They did not immediately p... A 2-year-old Cache County boy was accidently shot in the abdomen Friday. Police say the shooting happened about 6:40 p.m. at a home in Young Ward, an unincorporated part of the county. The boy’s 3-year-old sibling shot him with a .22-caliber rifle that had been in the home, Cache County sheriff’s Lt. Mike Peterson told KUTV. Crews took the boy to an area hospital where he was undergoing surgery Friday evening. Investigators are treating the shooting as an accident. They did not immediately p... 57838033@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:46:15 MDT Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: In ‘cosplay,’ everybody can be anybody http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57837095-223/salt-costume-lake-fanx.html.csp By day, John Robinson is an IT guy from West Valley City. But at FanX, the offshoot event of Salt Lake Comic Con happening through Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Robinson becomes a hulking, hammer-swinging Space Marine. The costume, a maroon-and-white get-up depicting a character from the video game “Warhammer 40,000,” took Robinson 300 hours of work, gluing and shaping EVA foam playmats into the shape of the marine’s armor. Standing in one of the main concourses at the Salt Pala... By day, John Robinson is an IT guy from West Valley City. But at FanX, the offshoot event of Salt Lake Comic Con happening through Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Robinson becomes a hulking, hammer-swinging Space Marine. The costume, a maroon-and-white get-up depicting a character from the video game “Warhammer 40,000,” took Robinson 300 hours of work, gluing and shaping EVA foam playmats into the shape of the marine’s armor. Standing in one of the main concourses at the Salt Pala... 57837095@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:44:44 MDT Prep boys’ soccer: Murray beats Mountain View, 2-0 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57838471-190/murray-game-demann-ball.html.csp Murray • The Mountain View Bruins boys’ soccer team traveled to Murray on Friday night to take on the Spartans in a game under the lights. The game was back and forth in the first half with few solid shots on goal and the Bruins were dominating the time of possession. Then with just seconds left in the half, Murray flipped the script on its way to a 2-0 victory. “We felt like we weren’t being prepared to move the ball when we got it. Our guys were holding the ball a little too long and letting t... Murray • The Mountain View Bruins boys’ soccer team traveled to Murray on Friday night to take on the Spartans in a game under the lights. The game was back and forth in the first half with few solid shots on goal and the Bruins were dominating the time of possession. Then with just seconds left in the half, Murray flipped the script on its way to a 2-0 victory. “We felt like we weren’t being prepared to move the ball when we got it. Our guys were holding the ball a little too long and letting t... 57838471@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:38:02 MDT Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57838475-200/heartbleed-government-website-review.html.csp Washington • People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. The government’s Heartbleed review is ongoing, t... Washington • People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. The government’s Heartbleed review is ongoing, t... 57838475@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:32:59 MDT Utah’s unemployment rate ticked up in March http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57836124-79/utah-percent-construction-march.html.csp Utah’s unemployment rate went up a few decimal points in March, a sure sign of an improving economy to Utah Department of Workforce Services economist Mark Knold. “It’s not because of layoffs or signs of weakness we see in the greater Utah economy,” he said Friday of the department’s monthly employment report, which put the state’s jobless rate at 4.1 percent, up 0.2 percentage points from February. His interpretation of the number: “In a deep recession, you’re going to get people who move to th... Utah’s unemployment rate went up a few decimal points in March, a sure sign of an improving economy to Utah Department of Workforce Services economist Mark Knold. “It’s not because of layoffs or signs of weakness we see in the greater Utah economy,” he said Friday of the department’s monthly employment report, which put the state’s jobless rate at 4.1 percent, up 0.2 percentage points from February. His interpretation of the number: “In a deep recession, you’re going to get people who move to th... 57836124@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:25:20 MDT Autopsies of 7 dead Utah babies done, reports still weeks away http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836413-78/huntsman-police-roberts-dna.html.csp Autopsies have been completed on the seven deceased infants found in a Pleasant Grove garage last weekend, but police say it could still be weeks before they receive the reports from those examinations. Megan Huntsman’s estranged husband found the body of a dead infant in the garage last Saturday. Police later discovered six more, all wrapped in plastic bags and tucked into cardboard boxes. Huntsman, 39, subsequently admitted to suffocating or strangling six of the infants immediately after giv... Autopsies have been completed on the seven deceased infants found in a Pleasant Grove garage last weekend, but police say it could still be weeks before they receive the reports from those examinations. Megan Huntsman’s estranged husband found the body of a dead infant in the garage last Saturday. Police later discovered six more, all wrapped in plastic bags and tucked into cardboard boxes. Huntsman, 39, subsequently admitted to suffocating or strangling six of the infants immediately after giv... 57836413@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:25:11 MDT Hockey: Bakersfield Condors beat Utah Grizzlies in ECHL playoff opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57837971-77/game-dell-branham-condors.html.csp West Valley City • Before the ECHL playoffs started, Utah coach Tim Branham predicted a close, physical first-round series against Bakersfield. He wasn’t kidding. Andrew Carroll deflected a shot past Aaron Dell with 15:01 left in the game Friday night and Bakersfield held on for a 1-0 victory over Utah at the Maverik Center. Dell stopped 24 of the 25 shots, but the Condors’ Laurent Brossoit was just a little bit better and gave his team a quick start in the best-of-seven series that resumes Sat... West Valley City • Before the ECHL playoffs started, Utah coach Tim Branham predicted a close, physical first-round series against Bakersfield. He wasn’t kidding. Andrew Carroll deflected a shot past Aaron Dell with 15:01 left in the game Friday night and Bakersfield held on for a 1-0 victory over Utah at the Maverik Center. Dell stopped 24 of the 25 shots, but the Condors’ Laurent Brossoit was just a little bit better and gave his team a quick start in the best-of-seven series that resumes Sat... 57837971@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:23:01 MDT Salt Lake churches unite for Good Friday procession http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836187-78/lake-salt-churches-friday.html.csp Taking symbolic steps to retrace Jesus’ path to crucifixion, pastors, priests and parishioners marched through downtown Salt Lake City as part of an interfaith Good Friday Procession of the Cross. The route began at the Cathedral of the Madeleine and then headed to First Presbyterian Church, Crossroads Urban Center, Central Christian and First United Methodist before concluding at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Holy Week concludes Sunday with Easter services at Christian churches throughout Uta... Taking symbolic steps to retrace Jesus’ path to crucifixion, pastors, priests and parishioners marched through downtown Salt Lake City as part of an interfaith Good Friday Procession of the Cross. The route began at the Cathedral of the Madeleine and then headed to First Presbyterian Church, Crossroads Urban Center, Central Christian and First United Methodist before concluding at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Holy Week concludes Sunday with Easter services at Christian churches throughout Uta... 57836187@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:14:24 MDT Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs 'Messiah' http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57837319-200/choir-tabernacle-available-messiah.html.csp The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed Handel’s “Messiah” in the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle on Easter weekend. Even with competition from Comic Con a couple of blocks away, the oratorio was one of the hottest tickets in town: The free passes were snapped up within 7 ½ minutes of becoming available. If you weren’t among the lucky 5,600 or so who got tickets, there are other ways to experience the choir’s first performances of the complete oratorio in recent memory. Overflow seating with live b... The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed Handel’s “Messiah” in the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle on Easter weekend. Even with competition from Comic Con a couple of blocks away, the oratorio was one of the hottest tickets in town: The free passes were snapped up within 7 ½ minutes of becoming available. If you weren’t among the lucky 5,600 or so who got tickets, there are other ways to experience the choir’s first performances of the complete oratorio in recent memory. Overflow seating with live b... 57837319@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:11:48 MDT Utah gymnastics: Florida’s Bridget Sloan has stunning fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57838396-89/six-super-utah-gymnasts.html.csp Birmingham, Ala. • Utah’s failure to make the Super Six wasn’t the only surprise of the NCAA Championships. Perhaps the biggest shocker was Florida’s Bridget Sloan, the defending balance beam and all-around champion. Sloan, one of the sport’s most decorated gymnasts, fell off the balance beam and scored just 9.2. The mistake didn’t cost the Gators as they advanced to the Super Six, but it did cost Sloan a chance at more individual titles since only the top four gymnasts from each session on eac... Birmingham, Ala. • Utah’s failure to make the Super Six wasn’t the only surprise of the NCAA Championships. Perhaps the biggest shocker was Florida’s Bridget Sloan, the defending balance beam and all-around champion. Sloan, one of the sport’s most decorated gymnasts, fell off the balance beam and scored just 9.2. The mistake didn’t cost the Gators as they advanced to the Super Six, but it did cost Sloan a chance at more individual titles since only the top four gymnasts from each session on eac... 57838396@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:10:02 MDT Utah gymnastics: Utes eliminated from NCAAs with subpar vault performance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57837320-89/utes-utah-gymnastics-nebraska.html.csp Birmingham, Ala. • After a strong year and a near-perfect postseason run, Utah’s fifth-ranked gymnastics team never imagined it wouldn’t make the cut for the NCAA Super Six, but the unimaginable happened Friday as the Utes finished fourth in their session and failed to advance to Saturday’s finals here at Birmingham’s Convention Complex. Utah ended the night with a 197.025 to finish behind Alabama and Florida, which tied for first at 197.65, and Nebraska, which finished with a 197.1. Pac-12 riva... Birmingham, Ala. • After a strong year and a near-perfect postseason run, Utah’s fifth-ranked gymnastics team never imagined it wouldn’t make the cut for the NCAA Super Six, but the unimaginable happened Friday as the Utes finished fourth in their session and failed to advance to Saturday’s finals here at Birmingham’s Convention Complex. Utah ended the night with a 197.025 to finish behind Alabama and Florida, which tied for first at 197.65, and Nebraska, which finished with a 197.1. Pac-12 riva... 57837320@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:09:37 MDT Utah gymnastics: Utes can’t vault past competition http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57838336-89/utes-vault-nebraska-utah.html.csp Birmingham, Ala. • Utah imagined it would go head-to-head with UCLA for a spot in the Super Six, given how close the two teams have competed this year. But what the Utes never expected was to be eliminated by old foe Nebraska. The two teams competed on a regular basis until the Utes joined the Pac-12 and dropped the Huskers from their schedule last year. After Friday, one can imagine the Utes don’t want to see the Huskers for a long time. Utah thought it had taken care of the Huskers in the thir... Birmingham, Ala. • Utah imagined it would go head-to-head with UCLA for a spot in the Super Six, given how close the two teams have competed this year. But what the Utes never expected was to be eliminated by old foe Nebraska. The two teams competed on a regular basis until the Utes joined the Pac-12 and dropped the Huskers from their schedule last year. After Friday, one can imagine the Utes don’t want to see the Huskers for a long time. Utah thought it had taken care of the Huskers in the thir... 57838336@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:01:02 MDT College basketball free agency? Transfer numbers are up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57838345-77/transfer-transfers-players-college.html.csp Des Moines, Iowa • One of the more remarkable aspects of Connecticut’s national title run was that potential star Rodney Purvis could only watch his Huskies’ teammates because of NCAA rules forcing transfers to sit out a year. “He’s like a Ferrari sitting in the garage that I can’t drive,” UConn coach Kevin Ollie said. Ollie isn’t the only coach watching their rosters fill up with players who have already made at least one stop at another college. A recent surge in transfers has turned the once-... Des Moines, Iowa • One of the more remarkable aspects of Connecticut’s national title run was that potential star Rodney Purvis could only watch his Huskies’ teammates because of NCAA rules forcing transfers to sit out a year. “He’s like a Ferrari sitting in the garage that I can’t drive,” UConn coach Kevin Ollie said. Ollie isn’t the only coach watching their rosters fill up with players who have already made at least one stop at another college. A recent surge in transfers has turned the once-... 57838345@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:47:01 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57836258-77/run-runs-innings-game.html.csp TIGERS 7, INDIANS 5 DETROIT • Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler’s three-run homer in the fifth off Danny Salazar (0-2). Detroit never gave up the lead after scoring four runs in the fifth, although Cleveland’s Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in the seventh to make it 6-5. Joe Nathan pi... TIGERS 7, INDIANS 5 DETROIT • Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler’s three-run homer in the fifth off Danny Salazar (0-2). Detroit never gave up the lead after scoring four runs in the fifth, although Cleveland’s Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in the seventh to make it 6-5. Joe Nathan pi... 57836258@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:26:49 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57836292-77/innings-hit-run-single.html.csp DODGERS 2, GIANTS 1 SAN FRANCISCO • Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep. Ryu (3-1) struck out three and walked one on a season-high 112 pitches in seven innings, helping his club move into a tie with the Giants atop the NL West at 10-6. Kenley Jansen gave up a two-out RBI single to Adrianza before finishing for his fifth save. Yasiel Puig returned to the Dodgers starting lineup and... DODGERS 2, GIANTS 1 SAN FRANCISCO • Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep. Ryu (3-1) struck out three and walked one on a season-high 112 pitches in seven innings, helping his club move into a tie with the Giants atop the NL West at 10-6. Kenley Jansen gave up a two-out RBI single to Adrianza before finishing for his fifth save. Yasiel Puig returned to the Dodgers starting lineup and... 57836292@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:26:49 MDT NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57836327-77/nba-playoffs-teams-coach.html.csp Miami • Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast. The voters weren’t some know-nothings, either. No, this was a polling of NBA general managers. Things seem quite a bit different now. The Heat don’t seem like locks for a third straight title anymore. San Antonio and Indiana are top seeds. Brooklyn, Chicago, the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City, Golden State, Houston, Po... Miami • Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast. The voters weren’t some know-nothings, either. No, this was a polling of NBA general managers. Things seem quite a bit different now. The Heat don’t seem like locks for a third straight title anymore. San Antonio and Indiana are top seeds. Brooklyn, Chicago, the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City, Golden State, Houston, Po... 57836327@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:26:49 MDT Real Salt Lake: Portland struggling to find its footing early http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57836431-77/portland-rsl-timbers-season.html.csp Sandy • With evolution comes adjustment. When a club soars under the radar and suddenly makes that leap from a middle-of-the-road franchise to a title contender, it catches the opposition off guard. It could last an entire season, or the rise could fizzle. It’s the whole sustaining part that makes it a bit more difficult. Still early into the 2014 Major League Soccer season, the Portland Timbers are finding that out. A year after bursting onto the scene with their first-ever playoff berth, winni... Sandy • With evolution comes adjustment. When a club soars under the radar and suddenly makes that leap from a middle-of-the-road franchise to a title contender, it catches the opposition off guard. It could last an entire season, or the rise could fizzle. It’s the whole sustaining part that makes it a bit more difficult. Still early into the 2014 Major League Soccer season, the Portland Timbers are finding that out. A year after bursting onto the scene with their first-ever playoff berth, winni... 57836431@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:26:49 MDT BYU volleyball: Cougs may have to win MPSF tourney to make NCAAs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57836546-88/byu-tournament-mpsf-usc.html.csp Provo • Two weeks ago, BYU men’s volleyball coach Chris McGown figured the Cougars pretty much had an at-large berth into the NCAA volleyball tournament wrapped up. After all, his team had clinched the No. 1 seed in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) tournament earlier than any team in league history, was ranked No. 2 in the country, and had a sparkling 18-4 record, 18-2 in league play. What’s more, the national tournament is bigger than ever this year, with six teams making it to th... Provo • Two weeks ago, BYU men’s volleyball coach Chris McGown figured the Cougars pretty much had an at-large berth into the NCAA volleyball tournament wrapped up. After all, his team had clinched the No. 1 seed in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) tournament earlier than any team in league history, was ranked No. 2 in the country, and had a sparkling 18-4 record, 18-2 in league play. What’s more, the national tournament is bigger than ever this year, with six teams making it to th... 57836546@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:26:49 MDT Utah Jazz: Corbin knew rebuild decision would impact future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57836581-87/april-corbin-tbd-tnt.html.csp When Utah Jazz management decided the 2013-14 season would be one of reorganizing and rebuilding, coach Tyrone Corbin took a deep breath and forged ahead. Without a contract extension and faced with the prospect of going into battle with unproven players, Corbin realized months ago his situation was precarious. “I would have liked things to be handled differently, but they weren’t,” he said Thursday. “So it is what it is. We’ll see where things go and move on.” Interesting choice of words. Corbi... When Utah Jazz management decided the 2013-14 season would be one of reorganizing and rebuilding, coach Tyrone Corbin took a deep breath and forged ahead. Without a contract extension and faced with the prospect of going into battle with unproven players, Corbin realized months ago his situation was precarious. “I would have liked things to be handled differently, but they weren’t,” he said Thursday. “So it is what it is. We’ll see where things go and move on.” Interesting choice of words. Corbi... 57836581@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:26:49 MDT Weber State signs two junior college players http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57837016-77/college-junior-players-season.html.csp Ogden • Weber State has signed two junior college players, coach Randy Rahe announced Friday. Chris Golden is a 6-foot-2 guard guard from Otero Junior (Colo.) College. Jaelyn Johnson-Coston is a 6-foot-6 forward from Monroe (N.Y.) College. Both will play for the Wildcats next season and have two years of eligibility remaining. “We’re very excited about these players joining our program,” Rahe said. “They not only fit what we need on the court, but they are also both terrific fits for our program... Ogden • Weber State has signed two junior college players, coach Randy Rahe announced Friday. Chris Golden is a 6-foot-2 guard guard from Otero Junior (Colo.) College. Jaelyn Johnson-Coston is a 6-foot-6 forward from Monroe (N.Y.) College. Both will play for the Wildcats next season and have two years of eligibility remaining. “We’re very excited about these players joining our program,” Rahe said. “They not only fit what we need on the court, but they are also both terrific fits for our program... 57837016@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:26:49 MDT Editor column: Civility key to productive discussions at sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836222-78/sltrib-com-commenters-comments.html.csp Salt Lake Tribune Digital Director Kevin Winters Morriss took an unusual measure this past week. In consultation with Editor and Publisher Terry Orme and myself, Morriss shut down comments on the first sltrib.com story about Megan Huntsman, the Utah woman alleged to have murdered six infants she gave birth to from 1996 to 2006. The Tribune is committed to providing an open forum to readers who follow basic rules in commenting on stories at sltrib.com. But some commenters so blatantly violated th... Salt Lake Tribune Digital Director Kevin Winters Morriss took an unusual measure this past week. In consultation with Editor and Publisher Terry Orme and myself, Morriss shut down comments on the first sltrib.com story about Megan Huntsman, the Utah woman alleged to have murdered six infants she gave birth to from 1996 to 2006. The Tribune is committed to providing an open forum to readers who follow basic rules in commenting on stories at sltrib.com. But some commenters so blatantly violated th... 57836222@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:00:38 MDT More Utah high schools including ninth-grade http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836225-78/ninth-grade-graders-schools.html.csp WEST VALLEY CITY ­— Jenny Olsen did a lot of driving when her oldest son was in ninth grade. Most days, she shuttled him from Valley Junior High to Granger High either for his advanced math class, basketball or baseball practice. But now that ninth-grade is part of the high school, the Granger PTA president won’t have to do that for her younger children. “They’re already there, and they can start taking AP (Advanced Placement classes) and doing some of those things,” Olsen said, The change, she ... WEST VALLEY CITY ­— Jenny Olsen did a lot of driving when her oldest son was in ninth grade. Most days, she shuttled him from Valley Junior High to Granger High either for his advanced math class, basketball or baseball practice. But now that ninth-grade is part of the high school, the Granger PTA president won’t have to do that for her younger children. “They’re already there, and they can start taking AP (Advanced Placement classes) and doing some of those things,” Olsen said, The change, she ... 57836225@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:00:38 MDT Utah same-sex marriage opponents hope case not undone by technicality http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836336-78/utah-case-court-county.html.csp There’s a small concern lurking beneath the surface in Utah’s same-sex marriage case, a quiet question that some experts say could derail the state’s push to permanently ban gay and lesbian unions. Although few believe it poses a serious threat to the case’s trajectory — likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court by summer — the question persists: Could Kitchen v. Herbert be thrown out on a technicality? On Tuesday, Utah’s lead counsel Gene C. Schaerr drew attention to a question posed to both si... There’s a small concern lurking beneath the surface in Utah’s same-sex marriage case, a quiet question that some experts say could derail the state’s push to permanently ban gay and lesbian unions. Although few believe it poses a serious threat to the case’s trajectory — likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court by summer — the question persists: Could Kitchen v. Herbert be thrown out on a technicality? On Tuesday, Utah’s lead counsel Gene C. Schaerr drew attention to a question posed to both si... 57836336@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:00:38 MDT Davis County stretch of I-15 due weekend restrictions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836360-78/500-county-davis-south.html.csp Interstate 15 southbound in Davis County was due for some traffic restrictions Friday night through much of Saturday morning. The Utah Department of Transportation says southbound travelers will be squeezed into a single lane on the stretch of I-15 in Bountiful from 500 South to 1500 South 10 p.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Saturday. Construction crews will be working on reconfiguration aimed at improving traffic flow through the typically congested area — and this weekend’s interruption won’t be the... Interstate 15 southbound in Davis County was due for some traffic restrictions Friday night through much of Saturday morning. The Utah Department of Transportation says southbound travelers will be squeezed into a single lane on the stretch of I-15 in Bountiful from 500 South to 1500 South 10 p.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Saturday. Construction crews will be working on reconfiguration aimed at improving traffic flow through the typically congested area — and this weekend’s interruption won’t be the... 57836360@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:00:38 MDT UTA bus, train schedules beefed up for busy Easter Weekend http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836395-78/service-uta-center-lake.html.csp Utah Transit Authority has beefed up its TRAX light rail service for the Easter Weekend, anticipating increased demand due to numerous sporting and other events, community activities and holiday celebrations. Among Saturday’s activities are the Salt Lake City Marathon, Salt Lake Comic Con, the University of Utah spring football game and a variety of Easter-related festivities expected to clog downtown streets and parking facilities. UTA officials expect thousands of people will opt for public tr... Utah Transit Authority has beefed up its TRAX light rail service for the Easter Weekend, anticipating increased demand due to numerous sporting and other events, community activities and holiday celebrations. Among Saturday’s activities are the Salt Lake City Marathon, Salt Lake Comic Con, the University of Utah spring football game and a variety of Easter-related festivities expected to clog downtown streets and parking facilities. UTA officials expect thousands of people will opt for public tr... 57836395@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:00:38 MDT Study: Utah has second-fastest urban sprawl http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836608-90/area-areas-growth-numbersusa.html.csp Utah has the nation’s second-fastest rate of urban sprawl gobbling up farmland and open space for new development, according to a new study. Fast population growth pushing cities outward is the primary reason, rather than people choosing more spacious lots, according to the study by the NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation, a sometimes-controversial group that promotes reduced immigration and studies effects of immigration and growth. It said data from the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Na... Utah has the nation’s second-fastest rate of urban sprawl gobbling up farmland and open space for new development, according to a new study. Fast population growth pushing cities outward is the primary reason, rather than people choosing more spacious lots, according to the study by the NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation, a sometimes-controversial group that promotes reduced immigration and studies effects of immigration and growth. It said data from the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Na... 57836608@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:00:38 MDT Big shovel begins big I-15 project in south Davis County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836935-90/500-braceras-bridges-construction.html.csp Bountiful • The state’s largest highway construction project of the year began Friday with a much-bigger-than-usual ceremonial shovel — a heavy machinery excavator. That’s appropriate for the big $117 million project that will add express lanes to Interstate 15 through south Davis County and rebuild key interchanges and bridges there. Officials warn the construction could bring gridlock unless 20 percent of daily commuters use alternate routes or take the FrontRunner commuter train. Taking turn... Bountiful • The state’s largest highway construction project of the year began Friday with a much-bigger-than-usual ceremonial shovel — a heavy machinery excavator. That’s appropriate for the big $117 million project that will add express lanes to Interstate 15 through south Davis County and rebuild key interchanges and bridges there. Officials warn the construction could bring gridlock unless 20 percent of daily commuters use alternate routes or take the FrontRunner commuter train. Taking turn... 57836935@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:00:38 MDT Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836973-90/utah-federal-lands-states.html.csp It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. “It’s simply time,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with M... It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. “It’s simply time,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with M... 57836973@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:00:38 MDT Big, pricey future Utah highway projects unveiled http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57837285-90/bangerter-commission-cost-county.html.csp The Utah Transportation Commission on Friday unveiled the next highway projects it plans to fund — including rebuilding a key stretch of Interstate 215 in Salt Lake County, improving the “spaghetti bowl” interchange, and converting more stretches of Bangerter Highway into true freeway. Sen. Wayne Harper, R-Taylorsville, also made a surprise announcement to the commission that legislators may push a major road bill soon to issue bonds to finish even more big projects — such as the Mountain View C... The Utah Transportation Commission on Friday unveiled the next highway projects it plans to fund — including rebuilding a key stretch of Interstate 215 in Salt Lake County, improving the “spaghetti bowl” interchange, and converting more stretches of Bangerter Highway into true freeway. Sen. Wayne Harper, R-Taylorsville, also made a surprise announcement to the commission that legislators may push a major road bill soon to issue bonds to finish even more big projects — such as the Mountain View C... 57837285@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:00:38 MDT U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57837299-68/pipeline-state-obama-decision.html.csp Washington • The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Washington was winding down for Easter, the State Department said federal agencies will have more time to weigh in on the politically fraught decision — but declined to say how much longer. Officials said the decision will have to wait for the dust to s... Washington • The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Washington was winding down for Easter, the State Department said federal agencies will have more time to weigh in on the politically fraught decision — but declined to say how much longer. Officials said the decision will have to wait for the dust to s... 57837299@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:00:38 MDT Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57837331-68/ship-ferry-captain-south.html.csp Mokpo, South Korea • The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said. The disaster three days ago left more than 270 people missing and at least 29 people dead. As the last bit of the sunken ferry’s hull slipped Friday beneath the murky water off southern South Korea, there was a n... Mokpo, South Korea • The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said. The disaster three days ago left more than 270 people missing and at least 29 people dead. As the last bit of the sunken ferry’s hull slipped Friday beneath the murky water off southern South Korea, there was a n... 57837331@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:00:38 MDT Two-car accident in West Valley City sends two people to hospital http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57837386-78/amp-bangerter-4100-accident.html.csp A two-car crash snarled traffic Friday afternoon in West Valley City and sent two people to the hospital. The crash happened at 1:16 p.m. when a northbound Honda car jumped the center median on Bangerter Highway near 4100 South, according West Valley City police Sgt. Chad Evans. The Honda then collided head on with a southbound SUV. The driver of the Honda, a man in his 20s, was in critical condition following the accident. The SUV driver, a woman, suffered serious but non-life threatening inj... A two-car crash snarled traffic Friday afternoon in West Valley City and sent two people to the hospital. The crash happened at 1:16 p.m. when a northbound Honda car jumped the center median on Bangerter Highway near 4100 South, according West Valley City police Sgt. Chad Evans. The Honda then collided head on with a southbound SUV. The driver of the Honda, a man in his 20s, was in critical condition following the accident. The SUV driver, a woman, suffered serious but non-life threatening inj... 57837386@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:00:38 MDT Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57838070-200/ship-ferry-captain-south.html.csp Mokpo, South Korea • The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said. The disaster three days ago left more than 270 people missing and at least 29 people dead. As the last bit of the sunken ferry’s hull slipped Friday beneath the murky water off southern South Korea, there was a ne... Mokpo, South Korea • The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said. The disaster three days ago left more than 270 people missing and at least 29 people dead. As the last bit of the sunken ferry’s hull slipped Friday beneath the murky water off southern South Korea, there was a ne... 57838070@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:48:21 MDT Utah Lit: Writer’s global rail journey reveals storied history of the train http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57831741-223/train-zoellner-trains-rail.html.csp The story begins with a sound. A ghostly, beautiful, mysterious sound. Author and journalist Tom Zoellner is a boy visiting his grandmother on a rainy summer evening in a small Kansas town when the moan of a train whistle first beckons him. “It seemed to me to be calling to a different sort of a world, a world that was still there but a world that we’d forgotten,” he said. This childhood impression blossomed into a lifelong fascination with trains that Zoellner acknowledges is both nostalgic and... The story begins with a sound. A ghostly, beautiful, mysterious sound. Author and journalist Tom Zoellner is a boy visiting his grandmother on a rainy summer evening in a small Kansas town when the moan of a train whistle first beckons him. “It seemed to me to be calling to a different sort of a world, a world that was still there but a world that we’d forgotten,” he said. This childhood impression blossomed into a lifelong fascination with trains that Zoellner acknowledges is both nostalgic and... 57831741@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:42:32 MDT Golf: K.J. Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57837960-77/choi-round-rain-kuchar.html.csp Hilton Head Island, S.C. • K.J. Choi’s early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday. Choi shot a 67 to get to 5-under 137, one stroke ahead of Robert Allenby and two in front of a group led by former world No. 1 Luke Donald as the second round was suspended because of heavy storms. Allenby was among 65 players still on the course when the rain hit Harbour Town Golf Links. Officials delayed the round shortly before 3 p.m. and then sent everyone ho... Hilton Head Island, S.C. • K.J. Choi’s early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday. Choi shot a 67 to get to 5-under 137, one stroke ahead of Robert Allenby and two in front of a group led by former world No. 1 Luke Donald as the second round was suspended because of heavy storms. Allenby was among 65 players still on the course when the rain hit Harbour Town Golf Links. Officials delayed the round shortly before 3 p.m. and then sent everyone ho... 57837960@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:32:02 MDT Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57837965-68/asylum-standard-immigration-cases.html.csp Washington • The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims. The chief of the asylum division at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has told asylum officers that immigrants who make a “credible fear” claim, the first step in the asylum process, must have a “significant possibility” of winning an asylum case before a judge. In a Feb. 28 memo,... Washington • The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims. The chief of the asylum division at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has told asylum officers that immigrants who make a “credible fear” claim, the first step in the asylum process, must have a “significant possibility” of winning an asylum case before a judge. In a Feb. 28 memo,... 57837965@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:29:02 MDT What is a jet registered to Bank of Utah doing in Iran? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836653-78/bank-aircraft-iran-jet.html.csp Mystery continues to swirl around a small jet spotted in recent days at an airport in Iran and registered to Ogden-based Bank of Utah. The Bombardier Challenger 600, seen Tuesday in an open portion of Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, is one of hundreds owned by the community bank under aircraft trusts, complex financial instruments which hold title to a plane on behalf of beneficiaries whose identity remains confidential. Also unknown is whether activities connected with this particular aircraft, who... Mystery continues to swirl around a small jet spotted in recent days at an airport in Iran and registered to Ogden-based Bank of Utah. The Bombardier Challenger 600, seen Tuesday in an open portion of Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, is one of hundreds owned by the community bank under aircraft trusts, complex financial instruments which hold title to a plane on behalf of beneficiaries whose identity remains confidential. Also unknown is whether activities connected with this particular aircraft, who... 57836653@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:53:51 MDT Free entry this weekend in national parks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836449-78/national-park-parks-entry.html.csp National parks in Utah and across the country are offering free entry Saturday and Sunday to help kick off National Park Week. Entry to the parks is free, but fees will still be collected for other services like camping. The theme for the week, offered in conjunction with the National Park Foundation, is “Go Wild!” The foundation offers a list of nine suggestions for enjoying the parks during the week and throughout the year. The celebration includes the new film “Bears” from DisneyNature, the ... National parks in Utah and across the country are offering free entry Saturday and Sunday to help kick off National Park Week. Entry to the parks is free, but fees will still be collected for other services like camping. The theme for the week, offered in conjunction with the National Park Foundation, is “Go Wild!” The foundation offers a list of nine suggestions for enjoying the parks during the week and throughout the year. The celebration includes the new film “Bears” from DisneyNature, the ... 57836449@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:41:05 MDT Utah-made Dandelion Beer wins World Cup Gold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57836730-200/beer-brewing-cup-gold.html.csp Salt Lake City’s Red Rock Brewing Co., and its experimental Belgian-style ale called Paardebloem, received a gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup competition held recently in Denver. Red Rock’s first place medal was one of three that Utah brewers brought home from the biennial competition, considered the Olympics of the beer-brewing world. “For a brewer, a World Beer Cup gold award allows them to say that their winning beer represents the best of that beer style in the world,” said Charlie Papa... Salt Lake City’s Red Rock Brewing Co., and its experimental Belgian-style ale called Paardebloem, received a gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup competition held recently in Denver. Red Rock’s first place medal was one of three that Utah brewers brought home from the biennial competition, considered the Olympics of the beer-brewing world. “For a brewer, a World Beer Cup gold award allows them to say that their winning beer represents the best of that beer style in the world,” said Charlie Papa... 57836730@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:36:58 MDT Monopolists beware http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836751-82/tesla-consumers-uber-dealers.html.csp Question: What’s an automotive monopolist’s worst nightmare? Answer: Uber picks you up in a Tesla. Two big Silicon Valley companies are busy disrupting state-sponsored transportation monopolies. Uber is competing with locally regulated taxi companies, and Tesla wants to sell its electric cars directly to the public instead of through state-protected dealerships. Different issues arise in each case, but because competition is a good thing, both of these disrupters deserve to succeed. Most states... Question: What’s an automotive monopolist’s worst nightmare? Answer: Uber picks you up in a Tesla. Two big Silicon Valley companies are busy disrupting state-sponsored transportation monopolies. Uber is competing with locally regulated taxi companies, and Tesla wants to sell its electric cars directly to the public instead of through state-protected dealerships. Different issues arise in each case, but because competition is a good thing, both of these disrupters deserve to succeed. Most states... 57836751@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:57:01 MDT Op-ed: This injustice would make Kafka blush http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836913-82/cantu-clemency-department-error.html.csp No one disputes this fact: Ceasar Huerta Cantu was wrongly sentenced to 3 ½ extra years in federal prison because of a typo on a court document. Not his lawyer, not the prosecutor, not the judge. And yet it still took President Barack Obama’s intervention to fix the error — six years after Cantu himself discovered it. On Tuesday, Obama used his clemency power — which he has exercised more rarely than any other president in modern history — to reduce Cantu’s sentence to 11 ½ years, as it should ... No one disputes this fact: Ceasar Huerta Cantu was wrongly sentenced to 3 ½ extra years in federal prison because of a typo on a court document. Not his lawyer, not the prosecutor, not the judge. And yet it still took President Barack Obama’s intervention to fix the error — six years after Cantu himself discovered it. On Tuesday, Obama used his clemency power — which he has exercised more rarely than any other president in modern history — to reduce Cantu’s sentence to 11 ½ years, as it should ... 57836913@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:57:01 MDT Op-ed: Time to tax carbon and give taxpayers the money http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57832793-82/carbon-tax-climate-report.html.csp The most authoritative scientific body in the world just issued the last of three reports on climate change with a message that can be summed up rather succinctly: Stop burning things that release greenhouse gases by transitioning quickly to clean energy and low-carbon modes of transportation. If you have to burn stuff, capture and store the carbon. In its report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change did not spell out how, specifically, this transition would take place, but I have a sug... The most authoritative scientific body in the world just issued the last of three reports on climate change with a message that can be summed up rather succinctly: Stop burning things that release greenhouse gases by transitioning quickly to clean energy and low-carbon modes of transportation. If you have to burn stuff, capture and store the carbon. In its report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change did not spell out how, specifically, this transition would take place, but I have a sug... 57832793@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:47:02 MDT Op-ed: Legislature made excellent progress on air quality http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836202-82/quality-session-clean-issue.html.csp The 2014 Utah legislative session has come to a close, and our winter inversions have cleared for a season. But just as the actions taken on Utah’s Capitol Hill live well beyond the session, the issue of air quality also must have a life beyond the inversions. As the business of governing continues, so must the effort for better air. I chair the Wasatch Front Regional Council’s Air Quality Committee, made up of local elected officials and other leaders interested in solutions to Utah’s air qual... The 2014 Utah legislative session has come to a close, and our winter inversions have cleared for a season. But just as the actions taken on Utah’s Capitol Hill live well beyond the session, the issue of air quality also must have a life beyond the inversions. As the business of governing continues, so must the effort for better air. I chair the Wasatch Front Regional Council’s Air Quality Committee, made up of local elected officials and other leaders interested in solutions to Utah’s air qual... 57836202@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:47:02 MDT Op-ed: Snowden looks like Putin’s puppet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836884-82/snowden-putin-russian-russia.html.csp The Edward Snowden leaks were not wholly contemptible. Unlike — it’s now thoroughly clear — Edward Snowden himself. As tens of thousands of Russian troops threatened Ukraine, Snowden on Thursday played a set piece in Vladimir Putin’s latest act of propaganda, appearing on a televised question-and-answer session with the Russian president. Snowden began with a denunciation of U.S. data collection practices and then asked Putin a timid question about Russia’s policy on Internet surveillance. Putin... The Edward Snowden leaks were not wholly contemptible. Unlike — it’s now thoroughly clear — Edward Snowden himself. As tens of thousands of Russian troops threatened Ukraine, Snowden on Thursday played a set piece in Vladimir Putin’s latest act of propaganda, appearing on a televised question-and-answer session with the Russian president. Snowden began with a denunciation of U.S. data collection practices and then asked Putin a timid question about Russia’s policy on Internet surveillance. Putin... 57836884@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:47:02 MDT Op-ed: Time to take a swing at financial literacy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802532-82/financial-utah-literacy-education.html.csp “Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical,” is one of the many sayings attributed to baseball great Yogi Berra. Though April does mark the start of baseball season, it’s also a month that promotes the need for the kind of education that might have helped Yogi improve on his ability to figure percentages. The month is called National Financial Literacy Month, and it’s recognized as a time for students, parents and educators to focus on teaching young people personal financia... “Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical,” is one of the many sayings attributed to baseball great Yogi Berra. Though April does mark the start of baseball season, it’s also a month that promotes the need for the kind of education that might have helped Yogi improve on his ability to figure percentages. The month is called National Financial Literacy Month, and it’s recognized as a time for students, parents and educators to focus on teaching young people personal financia... 57802532@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:47:01 MDT Op-ed: Hatch, Lee forsake vulnerable Utahns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57828158-82/hatch-lee-utah-utahns.html.csp With a combined 42 years in Washington, D.C., Senators Hatch and Lee are proving that what binds them is neither ideology nor their Utah heritage, but the degree to which Utah’s distance from the capital city has made it easier for them to ignore the Utahns who need them most. Recent votes by Hatch and Lee suggest that the two senators are actively engaged in harming Utahns in matters related to employment opportunities. In the first instance, Hatch and Lee voted against extending benefits to l... With a combined 42 years in Washington, D.C., Senators Hatch and Lee are proving that what binds them is neither ideology nor their Utah heritage, but the degree to which Utah’s distance from the capital city has made it easier for them to ignore the Utahns who need them most. Recent votes by Hatch and Lee suggest that the two senators are actively engaged in harming Utahns in matters related to employment opportunities. In the first instance, Hatch and Lee voted against extending benefits to l... 57828158@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:47:01 MDT Op-ed: I am a Muslim who stands ‘Boston Strong’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57828170-82/boston-family-mossalam-american.html.csp A little over a year ago, right before the Boston Marathon, I moved from Salt Lake City to Boston with my husband and my 5-year-old son. I missed the soaring beauty of the Wasatch Range, but I loved the colonial character of Boston. My husband and I had both been on the Board of Directors of United in Service for Humanity, a nonprofit in Salt Lake that provides services to the homeless poor and disadvantaged, so upon moving to Boston I threw myself into the city and quickly became involved wi... A little over a year ago, right before the Boston Marathon, I moved from Salt Lake City to Boston with my husband and my 5-year-old son. I missed the soaring beauty of the Wasatch Range, but I loved the colonial character of Boston. My husband and I had both been on the Board of Directors of United in Service for Humanity, a nonprofit in Salt Lake that provides services to the homeless poor and disadvantaged, so upon moving to Boston I threw myself into the city and quickly became involved wi... 57828170@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:47:01 MDT Op-ed: Where’s most of West’s money coming from? Not labor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57828189-82/income-labor-non-communities.html.csp As an economist who loves the West and our open spaces, I think a lot about what makes our small towns tick. To better understand how our economies work and how to strengthen them, we first have to ask where our money comes from. The answer—non-labor income—might surprise many readers. You may be asking, “Non-labor what?” Non-labor income includes things like investment and retirement income, and medical or economic hardship payments. Headwaters Economics recently released an in-depth study of ... As an economist who loves the West and our open spaces, I think a lot about what makes our small towns tick. To better understand how our economies work and how to strengthen them, we first have to ask where our money comes from. The answer—non-labor income—might surprise many readers. You may be asking, “Non-labor what?” Non-labor income includes things like investment and retirement income, and medical or economic hardship payments. Headwaters Economics recently released an in-depth study of ... 57828189@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:47:01 MDT Editorial: Time to cap payday-lending rates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836569-82/interest-payday-rates-states.html.csp Perhaps the most surprising thing about Utah’s average 474 percent interest rate on payday loans is that there are six states with higher rates. Idaho, South Dakota, Nevada, Delaware and Wisconsin all have at least 500 percent average interest on payday loans. And those other states did it without ever having John Swallow as their chief law enforcement officer. Researchers at the Pew Center have released a study of payday lending laws around the country, and, not surprisingly, the interest ra... Perhaps the most surprising thing about Utah’s average 474 percent interest rate on payday loans is that there are six states with higher rates. Idaho, South Dakota, Nevada, Delaware and Wisconsin all have at least 500 percent average interest on payday loans. And those other states did it without ever having John Swallow as their chief law enforcement officer. Researchers at the Pew Center have released a study of payday lending laws around the country, and, not surprisingly, the interest ra... 57836569@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:47:01 MDT Sandy’s legacy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836791-82/blasio-homes-sandy-construction.html.csp The hardest test of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vision and competence might end up being something quite different from expanding prekindergarten or affordable housing. It might just be his ability to restore normality to the lives of tens of thousands of New Yorkers in the Hurricane Sandy zone, from the Rockaways to Staten Island, whose homes and businesses were washed away or ruined a year and a half ago. And, once that job is done, preparing the city to weather the inevitable and potentially disas... The hardest test of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vision and competence might end up being something quite different from expanding prekindergarten or affordable housing. It might just be his ability to restore normality to the lives of tens of thousands of New Yorkers in the Hurricane Sandy zone, from the Rockaways to Staten Island, whose homes and businesses were washed away or ruined a year and a half ago. And, once that job is done, preparing the city to weather the inevitable and potentially disas... 57836791@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:47:01 MDT Op-ed: Ukraine deal a reasonable start http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836741-82/ukraine-eastern-russian-government.html.csp We were among those who doubted that a meeting on Ukraine in Geneva Thursday could produce results, given the weak Western response to Russian aggression. So count us as pleasantly surprised by the “initial concrete steps to de-escalate tensions and restore security” that the parties announced. The accord calls for the Russian-backed groups that have taken over government buildings in eastern Ukrainian cities to evacuate and disarm under the watch of international monitors. In exchange, Ukraine’... We were among those who doubted that a meeting on Ukraine in Geneva Thursday could produce results, given the weak Western response to Russian aggression. So count us as pleasantly surprised by the “initial concrete steps to de-escalate tensions and restore security” that the parties announced. The accord calls for the Russian-backed groups that have taken over government buildings in eastern Ukrainian cities to evacuate and disarm under the watch of international monitors. In exchange, Ukraine’... 57836741@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:36:02 MDT Editorial: The fires are growing, so get ready, Utahns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837193-82/fires-utah-wildfires-acres.html.csp Researchers at the University of Utah are offering a vision of the future for the American West, and it’s a hot one. In a study to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, three U. geographers and an environmental scientist from the University of California Berkeley have found the number and size of wildfires in the West have grown over the past 25 years, and their prediction is that they will continue to grow. From 1984 to 2011, the number of wildfires over 1,000 acres has increased at a... Researchers at the University of Utah are offering a vision of the future for the American West, and it’s a hot one. In a study to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, three U. geographers and an environmental scientist from the University of California Berkeley have found the number and size of wildfires in the West have grown over the past 25 years, and their prediction is that they will continue to grow. From 1984 to 2011, the number of wildfires over 1,000 acres has increased at a... 57837193@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:36:02 MDT Paul Rolly: Utah’s caucus system: The few pick for the many http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57827294-82/county-convention-commission-delegates.html.csp Here are a few arguments, based on what actually happened at some county conventions last weekend, to support the idea that Utah’s unique caucus/convention system is not the best way to nominate a party’s candidate. Weber County, for the first time in the memory of a 60-year veteran of Republican Party politics, does not have an election for either of the two county commission seats. The commissioners who will represent the many tens of thousands of residents in that county were elected by a few... Here are a few arguments, based on what actually happened at some county conventions last weekend, to support the idea that Utah’s unique caucus/convention system is not the best way to nominate a party’s candidate. Weber County, for the first time in the memory of a 60-year veteran of Republican Party politics, does not have an election for either of the two county commission seats. The commissioners who will represent the many tens of thousands of residents in that county were elected by a few... 57827294@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:43:01 MDT Op-ed: Bonuses are making UTA better http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836692-82/uta-board-compensation-percent.html.csp On April 13, The Salt Lake Tribune published an article titled, “UTA doubled execs’ bonuses last year,” and on April 17, an editorial titled, “Not justified.” The Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees would like to clarify what is being accomplished with its performance-based compensation program. UTA’s performance-based compensation program is designed to encourage efficiency and productivity. Compensation is based on transit industry standards, and in general, is at or below the national ... On April 13, The Salt Lake Tribune published an article titled, “UTA doubled execs’ bonuses last year,” and on April 17, an editorial titled, “Not justified.” The Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees would like to clarify what is being accomplished with its performance-based compensation program. UTA’s performance-based compensation program is designed to encourage efficiency and productivity. Compensation is based on transit industry standards, and in general, is at or below the national ... 57836692@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:43:01 MDT Op-ed: They laughed at our work, and that was the idea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837057-82/humor-comedy-palestinian-bank.html.csp Everyone thought we were crazy when we said we were going to the Palestinian territories in search of comedy. You mean the war-torn region that’s been under Israeli occupation for decades? A place that’s synonymous with suicide bombers and Israeli army incursions? Oh, sure, they’d crack. It’s going to be hilarious. But this is exactly what we discovered during our travels in the West Bank: lots of comedy. In a busy cafe in the capital city, Ramallah, we met a young woman who considered it utterl... Everyone thought we were crazy when we said we were going to the Palestinian territories in search of comedy. You mean the war-torn region that’s been under Israeli occupation for decades? A place that’s synonymous with suicide bombers and Israeli army incursions? Oh, sure, they’d crack. It’s going to be hilarious. But this is exactly what we discovered during our travels in the West Bank: lots of comedy. In a busy cafe in the capital city, Ramallah, we met a young woman who considered it utterl... 57837057@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:43:01 MDT Madeleine Fest approaches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57837084-223/madeleine-cathedral-festival-lake.html.csp The 2014 Madeleine Festival of the Arts and Humanities begins next Sunday. This year’s edition of the annual festival includes two concerts, two lectures and a dinner honoring former Utah Sen. Haven J. Barlow for his contributions to education and the arts in the state. Most events take place in the landmark Roman Catholic cathedral, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. The opening event, at 3 p.m. April 27, is a special reception for friends of the festival. It’s described as a visit to the bur... The 2014 Madeleine Festival of the Arts and Humanities begins next Sunday. This year’s edition of the annual festival includes two concerts, two lectures and a dinner honoring former Utah Sen. Haven J. Barlow for his contributions to education and the arts in the state. Most events take place in the landmark Roman Catholic cathedral, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. The opening event, at 3 p.m. April 27, is a special reception for friends of the festival. It’s described as a visit to the bur... 57837084@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:29:02 MDT See mountain goats at free wildlife viewing event http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836223-78/goats-mountain-canyon-mouth.html.csp With most patches of snow gone from the Wasatch Front foothills, the white coats of Rocky Mountain goats should stand out brilliantly during the state’s annual free viewing event at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) will be on hand Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Park-and-Ride lot at the mouth of the canyon. “You will get a front-row look at these agile rock climbers using spotting scopes and binoculars that we’ll have on hand,” Bob Walters, watc... With most patches of snow gone from the Wasatch Front foothills, the white coats of Rocky Mountain goats should stand out brilliantly during the state’s annual free viewing event at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) will be on hand Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Park-and-Ride lot at the mouth of the canyon. “You will get a front-row look at these agile rock climbers using spotting scopes and binoculars that we’ll have on hand,” Bob Walters, watc... 57836223@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:57:59 MDT Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57837169-200/guides-avalanche-camp-climbers.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 to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche struck an area known as the “popcorn field” for its bulging chunks of ice at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said from the base camp, where he was monitorin... 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 to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche struck an area known as the “popcorn field” for its bulging chunks of ice at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said from the base camp, where he was monitorin... 57837169@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:52:30 MDT Bagley Cartoon: Repeal or Cut Bait http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57837077-200/bagley-cartoon-facebook-lake.html.csp This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. 57837077@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:24:30 MDT Weekend Express: Easter eggs, Comic Con, Earth Day http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57827893-223/saturday-admission-free-information.html.csp Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Easter egg hunts • Lots of egg hunts are taking place on Saturday and Sunday. To see a listing of some, go to www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57798030-223/easter-egg-hunt-april.html.csp. Comic Con FanX • Ticket sales suggest this three-day comic book convention will be even bigger than last fall’s record-b... Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Easter egg hunts • Lots of egg hunts are taking place on Saturday and Sunday. To see a listing of some, go to www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57798030-223/easter-egg-hunt-april.html.csp. Comic Con FanX • Ticket sales suggest this three-day comic book convention will be even bigger than last fall’s record-b... 57827893@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:15:15 MDT Utah Football: QB battle will go to the tape after spring wraps up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57836370-89/quarterback-roderick-wilson-utah.html.csp There’s some news at quarterback that Ute fans aren’t going to like. Have a seat. Take a deep breath. It’s this: Most of you have no idea what you’re talking about. Neither do the media, for that matter. The people who are qualified to judge the spring practice quarterback battle say the results are still inconclusive, and the investigation is ongoing. The depth chart says junior Travis Wilson is No. 1, followed by redshirt freshman Conner Manning, junior Adam Schulz and redshirt freshman Brand... There’s some news at quarterback that Ute fans aren’t going to like. Have a seat. Take a deep breath. It’s this: Most of you have no idea what you’re talking about. Neither do the media, for that matter. The people who are qualified to judge the spring practice quarterback battle say the results are still inconclusive, and the investigation is ongoing. The depth chart says junior Travis Wilson is No. 1, followed by redshirt freshman Conner Manning, junior Adam Schulz and redshirt freshman Brand... 57836370@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:02:15 MDT Gallery: Day 2 of Comic Con FanX http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57836916-223/salt-comic-con-fanx.html.csp A sampling of images from Day 2 of Salt Lake Comic Con FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center. A sampling of images from Day 2 of Salt Lake Comic Con FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center. 57836916@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:56:18 MDT Utah Lit selection for May: ‘Seven Summers’ by Julia Corbett http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57807322-223/book-corbett-utah-communication.html.csp In May, the Utah Lit book club conversation will focus on the memoir “Seven Summers” by University of Utah communication professor Julia Corbett. Corbett teaches classes in environmental communication, health communication and mass communication research. “Seven Summers,” her second book, was released by University of Utah Press in 2013. Corbett writes about fleeing Salt Lake City every summer — pets and power tools in tow — to build a cabin in Wyoming. Like a contemporary homesteader, the writ... In May, the Utah Lit book club conversation will focus on the memoir “Seven Summers” by University of Utah communication professor Julia Corbett. Corbett teaches classes in environmental communication, health communication and mass communication research. “Seven Summers,” her second book, was released by University of Utah Press in 2013. Corbett writes about fleeing Salt Lake City every summer — pets and power tools in tow — to build a cabin in Wyoming. Like a contemporary homesteader, the writ... 57807322@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:36:02 MDT Life — and new album — is a beach for Switchfoot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57836295-223/album-band-film-music.html.csp As the band Switchfoot often does, it took to the waves to surf and ruminate about its ninth album. Once in the ocean, the San Diego-based rock group decided to stay. The band’s ninth album, “Fading West,” is a companion piece to its recent rock documentary of the same name. It was inspired by the undertow and ebb and flow of the sea, which, members say, is as integral to the band as guitars and drums. “Our connection began in the water,” said drummer Chad Butler. “We became friends at the beac... As the band Switchfoot often does, it took to the waves to surf and ruminate about its ninth album. Once in the ocean, the San Diego-based rock group decided to stay. The band’s ninth album, “Fading West,” is a companion piece to its recent rock documentary of the same name. It was inspired by the undertow and ebb and flow of the sea, which, members say, is as integral to the band as guitars and drums. “Our connection began in the water,” said drummer Chad Butler. “We became friends at the beac... 57836295@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:33:02 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Submit your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for the chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57836783-223/utah-book-com-correctly.html.csp This week • Correctly name where in Utah this photo was taken to be eligible for a drawing for the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Entries must be received by noon April 25. Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com with “Where Is It?” in the subject line. Last week • All but six of the 177 entries correctly identified Sheep Creek Bay at Flaming Gorge as seen from the scenic overlook on Highway 44. Ken Adams of Helena, Mont., had his name drawn and wins “It Happened in Utah” by Tom and Ga... This week • Correctly name where in Utah this photo was taken to be eligible for a drawing for the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Entries must be received by noon April 25. Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com with “Where Is It?” in the subject line. Last week • All but six of the 177 entries correctly identified Sheep Creek Bay at Flaming Gorge as seen from the scenic overlook on Highway 44. Ken Adams of Helena, Mont., had his name drawn and wins “It Happened in Utah” by Tom and Ga... 57836783@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:01:02 MDT Utah Gymnastics: Utes ready for NCAA prelims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57836538-89/utes-utah-ncaa-gymnastics.html.csp Birmingham, Ala. • Utah’s final preparation for the NCAA Gymnastics Championships went well enough to leave the Utes relaxed and confident for their preliminary round scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. MT. Live coverage from the meet can be found on www.ncaa.com. The fifth-ranked Utes will compete against UCLA, Florida, Penn State, Alabama and Nebraska with the top three teams advancing to Saturday’s Super Six. Friday’s afternoon session, which begins at noon MT, features Oklahoma, Illinois, Georgia... Birmingham, Ala. • Utah’s final preparation for the NCAA Gymnastics Championships went well enough to leave the Utes relaxed and confident for their preliminary round scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. MT. Live coverage from the meet can be found on www.ncaa.com. The fifth-ranked Utes will compete against UCLA, Florida, Penn State, Alabama and Nebraska with the top three teams advancing to Saturday’s Super Six. Friday’s afternoon session, which begins at noon MT, features Oklahoma, Illinois, Georgia... 57836538@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:27:02 MDT A Look Back: Salt Lake City female bus, taxi drivers in 1942 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836002-78/bit-com-csp-html.html.csp Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents historic images in a special series called A Look Back. This week’s installment features photos that were shot in Salt Lake City by the Farm Security Administration in 1942. Specifically these photos highlight a group of women who were trained to drive buses and taxis in the city. None of the people in the photos are named so if you happen to have any information about who any of these people are, please let us know by emailing photo@sltrib.com. Every ... Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents historic images in a special series called A Look Back. This week’s installment features photos that were shot in Salt Lake City by the Farm Security Administration in 1942. Specifically these photos highlight a group of women who were trained to drive buses and taxis in the city. None of the people in the photos are named so if you happen to have any information about who any of these people are, please let us know by emailing photo@sltrib.com. Every ... 57836002@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:58:56 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 12:17:55 MDT Gay marriage fight recalls ‘60s mixed-race debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57702729-78/marriage-loving-utah-sex.html.csp As the judge listened to the attorney explain the state’s interest in barring the couple from marrying, he had a question: Are you saying there is scientific evidence that shows some children will be harmed by such marriages? The question posed to R.D. McIlwaine III, assistant attorney general of Virginia, came from Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren on April 10, 1967. The case, of course, was Loving v. Virginia, which ended bans on interracial marriage. On Thursday, 47 years to th... As the judge listened to the attorney explain the state’s interest in barring the couple from marrying, he had a question: Are you saying there is scientific evidence that shows some children will be harmed by such marriages? The question posed to R.D. McIlwaine III, assistant attorney general of Virginia, came from Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren on April 10, 1967. The case, of course, was Loving v. Virginia, which ended bans on interracial marriage. On Thursday, 47 years to th... 57702729@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:06:11 MDT New Americans turn to goats to address food demand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57836516-79/goats-goat-vermont-freudenberger.html.csp Colchester, Vt. • A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. The half dozen kids — that is, baby goats — that arrived last week at Pine Island Farm were the latest additions to the Vermont Goat Collaborative, a project that brings together new Americans hungry for goat meat with dairy goat farmers who have no need for young male animals. Some dairy farmers... Colchester, Vt. • A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. The half dozen kids — that is, baby goats — that arrived last week at Pine Island Farm were the latest additions to the Vermont Goat Collaborative, a project that brings together new Americans hungry for goat meat with dairy goat farmers who have no need for young male animals. Some dairy farmers... 57836516@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:04:41 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 12:00:53 MDT Kirby: Think you’re both in love? Prove it by changing faiths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57828031-200/love-faith-kirby-committed.html.csp Are you single, lonely and a committed [insert faith here]? Are you interested in meeting other [insert faith here] singles for the purposes of romance? Does your heart yearn for a shared faith so you can marry and then divorce in a few years when one of you changes his or her mind about [insert faith here]? Given the divorce rate in America, that might be a more accurate way of promoting religious singles dating sites. People, even those we love, have a tendency to change. If you’re not curre... Are you single, lonely and a committed [insert faith here]? Are you interested in meeting other [insert faith here] singles for the purposes of romance? Does your heart yearn for a shared faith so you can marry and then divorce in a few years when one of you changes his or her mind about [insert faith here]? Given the divorce rate in America, that might be a more accurate way of promoting religious singles dating sites. People, even those we love, have a tendency to change. If you’re not curre... 57828031@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:59:43 MDT Utah County shoo-in says mistakes help him be ‘more suited’ 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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:55:20 MDT Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57836120-68/mexico-quake-magnitude-7.2.csp Mexico City • A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. It was felt across at least a half-dozen states and Mexico’s capital, where it shook for at least 30 seconds.... Mexico City • A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. It was felt across at least a half-dozen states and Mexico’s capital, where it shook for at least 30 seconds.... 57836120@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:41:57 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 11:37:55 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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:24:52 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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:21:39 MDT Photos of the day April 18, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57836359-68/news-2014-april-photos.html.csp A collection of the best photos from around the world updated throughout the day April 18, 2014. A collection of the best photos from around the world updated throughout the day April 18, 2014. 57836359@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:54:02 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 10:45:31 MDT Utah prisoners train service dogs for veterans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818535-78/dogs-dog-women-program.html.csp Draper • He was found on the streets, cold and alone. He had no identification. No family. No name. Now, he lives inside the thick concrete walls of the Utah State Prison. It’s not a bad life, prison officials said. He’s given food and shelter, exercise and a place to lay his head — not to mention love. Valor, a scruffy black dog with bright eyes and dark mahogany whiskers hanging from his chin, is one of six canines being fostered by prisoners in the Timpanogos Women’s Facility as part of a n... Draper • He was found on the streets, cold and alone. He had no identification. No family. No name. Now, he lives inside the thick concrete walls of the Utah State Prison. It’s not a bad life, prison officials said. He’s given food and shelter, exercise and a place to lay his head — not to mention love. Valor, a scruffy black dog with bright eyes and dark mahogany whiskers hanging from his chin, is one of six canines being fostered by prisoners in the Timpanogos Women’s Facility as part of a n... 57818535@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:43:44 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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:43:44 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 10:43:44 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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:43:44 MDT Accelerating into the future with Ririe-Woodbury http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57828358-223/dance-company-charon-ririe.html.csp The young artistic director sat at the front of the dance studio with his chin cupped in one hand and raked his fingers through his thick, tousled hair with the other. It was the end of a long, late afternoon rehearsal for the Ririe-Woodbury dancers and the beginning of Daniel Charon’s chance to direct the company he was hired to lead a year ago. Programming for the dance company’s 2013-14 season was set and dancer contracts signed well ahead of Charon’s hiring last spring, and a less patient ma... The young artistic director sat at the front of the dance studio with his chin cupped in one hand and raked his fingers through his thick, tousled hair with the other. It was the end of a long, late afternoon rehearsal for the Ririe-Woodbury dancers and the beginning of Daniel Charon’s chance to direct the company he was hired to lead a year ago. Programming for the dance company’s 2013-14 season was set and dancer contracts signed well ahead of Charon’s hiring last spring, and a less patient ma... 57828358@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:30:32 MDT Romney returns to political stage as GOP prepares 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 10:10:29 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 10:07:44 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 event. 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 event. 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 10:07:16 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 10:06:13 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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:04:55 MDT Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn proud to be gay and Mormon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57826807-223/glenn-neon-trees-band.html.csp KISS may have been on the cover of the April 10 issue of Rolling Stone, but the most eye-opening headline — at least for those in Utah — was the one on Gene Simmons’ right thigh that proclaimed: “Gay, Mormon & Finally Out.” It led readers to page 46 and a story about Tyler Glenn, the frontman for Neon Trees, Utah’s most prominent band. After years of denials and lyrics that obscure the issue, the Utah County resident declared proudly that he is gay — and still a devout member of The Church of J... KISS may have been on the cover of the April 10 issue of Rolling Stone, but the most eye-opening headline — at least for those in Utah — was the one on Gene Simmons’ right thigh that proclaimed: “Gay, Mormon & Finally Out.” It led readers to page 46 and a story about Tyler Glenn, the frontman for Neon Trees, Utah’s most prominent band. After years of denials and lyrics that obscure the issue, the Utah County resident declared proudly that he is gay — and still a devout member of The Church of J... 57826807@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:02:16 MDT NHL playoff capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57836217-77/game-playoff-scored-goals.html.csp BLUES 4, BLACKHAWKS 3 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. Ryan Miller blanked the Blackhawks after Patrick Kane scored on a breakaway to put Chicago up 3-2 lat... BLUES 4, BLACKHAWKS 3 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. Ryan Miller blanked the Blackhawks after Patrick Kane scored on a breakaway to put Chicago up 3-2 lat... 57836217@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:58:02 MDT