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For example, two homes in the 84111 Zip code between Main Street and 500 East and south of South Temple use the same amount of w... Homeowners in Salt Lake City’s downtown and central city neighborhoods are essentially subsidizing the heavy water use of their neighbors in tonier, greener city climes, according to a new study from a University of Utah student. In a new take on the class wars, the report, publicized by Utah Rivers Council Tuesday, weighs water use by Zip code in Utah’s capital city. For example, two homes in the 84111 Zip code between Main Street and 500 East and south of South Temple use the same amount of w... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58472521@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:04:02 MDT Senior Expo is Thursday, Friday at South Towne http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472765-78/expo-friday-thursday-lake.html.csp Free health screenings for older adults will be provided Thursday and Friday at the Utah Senior Expo at South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State Street, in Sandy. Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services organized the Expo, which runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. This year’s theme is “Staying Fit, Staying Healthy In Your Community.” More than 175 exhibitors will be promoting products and services, including fraud prevention, legal assistance, volunteer opportun... Free health screenings for older adults will be provided Thursday and Friday at the Utah Senior Expo at South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State Street, in Sandy. Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services organized the Expo, which runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. This year’s theme is “Staying Fit, Staying Healthy In Your Community.” More than 175 exhibitors will be promoting products and services, including fraud prevention, legal assistance, volunteer opportun... 58472765@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:49:02 MDT When it comes to Cougar sports, BYU’s president sure is game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58434238-78/byu-worthen-sports-says.html.csp Provo • Any fears Brigham Young University supporters have that their school’s new president isn’t one of them when it comes to sports fanaticism should be allayed by a one-word response — or is it four letters? — when Kevin Worthen was asked to list the one thing he couldn’t live without. “ESPN,” Worthen replied, referencing the television sports giant before noting that BYU-owned BYUtv is nice to have around, too. Worthen succeeded another Cougar sports nut, Cecil O. Samuelson, as the school... Provo • Any fears Brigham Young University supporters have that their school’s new president isn’t one of them when it comes to sports fanaticism should be allayed by a one-word response — or is it four letters? — when Kevin Worthen was asked to list the one thing he couldn’t live without. “ESPN,” Worthen replied, referencing the television sports giant before noting that BYU-owned BYUtv is nice to have around, too. Worthen succeeded another Cougar sports nut, Cecil O. Samuelson, as the school... 58434238@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:42:59 MDT Salt Lake City’s ‘diamond in the rough’ West Side to be polished http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58456038-90/900-area-development-future.html.csp Surrounded on three sides by freeways and railroad tracks, Salt Lake City’s Poplar Grove and Glendale neighborhoods scored at the bottom of the federal “opportunity index”— but things could be different, according to the newly proposed West Side Master Plan. Imagine riding a streetcar from the TRAX station at 200 West 900 South to the intersection of 900 South and 900 West, where a bustling neighborhood of cafes and shops stretches north to 800 South. There you would find Latin American, African... Surrounded on three sides by freeways and railroad tracks, Salt Lake City’s Poplar Grove and Glendale neighborhoods scored at the bottom of the federal “opportunity index”— but things could be different, according to the newly proposed West Side Master Plan. Imagine riding a streetcar from the TRAX station at 200 West 900 South to the intersection of 900 South and 900 West, where a bustling neighborhood of cafes and shops stretches north to 800 South. There you would find Latin American, African... 58456038@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:37:46 MDT Graduating from Mormon seminary just got harder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58421546-78/seminary-requirements-students-class.html.csp Just because Mormon seminary takes place outside traditional high-school buildings doesn’t mean its students are free from the trappings of typical classes. That means showing up for class, reading the assigned texts, even passing tests. This year, in fact, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has implemented stricter requirements to graduate from seminary. Now, teens will have to take twice-a-year assessments and fulfill reading requirements as part of their path to graduation. Stu... Just because Mormon seminary takes place outside traditional high-school buildings doesn’t mean its students are free from the trappings of typical classes. That means showing up for class, reading the assigned texts, even passing tests. This year, in fact, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has implemented stricter requirements to graduate from seminary. Now, teens will have to take twice-a-year assessments and fulfill reading requirements as part of their path to graduation. Stu... 58421546@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:36:52 MDT LDS meeting: Feminists seeking change find it in subtle wording http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58462897-78/women-general-lds-meeting.html.csp Mormon feminists may have been surprised by some subtle changes in vocabulary and approach Saturday night at the general women’s meeting for all LDS females age 8 and older. Dieter F. Uchtdorf addressed the female audience — sitting in the giant Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City or watching via satellite in LDS chapels across the globe — not just as “sisters” but also as “blessed disciples of Jesus Christ.” In a speech about living out one’s faith joyfully, Uchtdorf, second counselor... Mormon feminists may have been surprised by some subtle changes in vocabulary and approach Saturday night at the general women’s meeting for all LDS females age 8 and older. Dieter F. Uchtdorf addressed the female audience — sitting in the giant Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City or watching via satellite in LDS chapels across the globe — not just as “sisters” but also as “blessed disciples of Jesus Christ.” In a speech about living out one’s faith joyfully, Uchtdorf, second counselor... 58462897@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:36:52 MDT UTA offers Bike Bonanza on Friday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472391-78/bike-bonanza-friday-events.html.csp The Utah Transit Authority is sponsoring a free Bike Bonanza on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street in Salt Lake City. It will feature booths, a kids’ bike rodeo, helmet giveaways, prizes, a BMX show, repair stands and other events. More information and a schedule of events is available online at rideuta.com/news. — Lee Davidson The Utah Transit Authority is sponsoring a free Bike Bonanza on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street in Salt Lake City. It will feature booths, a kids’ bike rodeo, helmet giveaways, prizes, a BMX show, repair stands and other events. More information and a schedule of events is available online at rideuta.com/news. — Lee Davidson 58472391@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:33:01 MDT Jury selection begins for Utah man accused of murdering wife http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469895-78/truman-conrad-heidy-orem.html.csp Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial for an Orem man accused of fatally shooting his wife in 2012, but opening statements in the four-week trial are not expected until Wednesday. Conrad Mark Truman, 32, is accused of killing Heidy Truman in 2012. His motive, prosecutors have claimed, was to collect nearly a million dollars in life insurance benefits. According to testimony at a preliminary hearing last year, Conrad Truman has offered a number of theories of how his wife died. He told police... Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial for an Orem man accused of fatally shooting his wife in 2012, but opening statements in the four-week trial are not expected until Wednesday. Conrad Mark Truman, 32, is accused of killing Heidy Truman in 2012. His motive, prosecutors have claimed, was to collect nearly a million dollars in life insurance benefits. According to testimony at a preliminary hearing last year, Conrad Truman has offered a number of theories of how his wife died. He told police... 58469895@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:29:53 MDT Utah ‘sovereign’ citizen arrested on fraud charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472741-78/wray-kiel-von-arrested.html.csp Federal officers have arrested a 75-year-old Wayne County man on charges he had helped a Pennsylvania doctor avoid paying taxes and repaying student loans he had defaulted on. Robert G. Wray, of Torrey, was arrested on a grand jury indictment that charges him with 34 counts of conspiracy to defraud, wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud and aiding and abetting. Wray claims to be a “sovereign” citizen exempt from U.S. laws and uses various names such as Robert-George of the Wray Clan and Robert-George: Wr... Federal officers have arrested a 75-year-old Wayne County man on charges he had helped a Pennsylvania doctor avoid paying taxes and repaying student loans he had defaulted on. Robert G. Wray, of Torrey, was arrested on a grand jury indictment that charges him with 34 counts of conspiracy to defraud, wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud and aiding and abetting. Wray claims to be a “sovereign” citizen exempt from U.S. laws and uses various names such as Robert-George of the Wray Clan and Robert-George: Wr... 58472741@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:29:40 MDT DA says Dillon Taylor officer-involved killing was justified http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472404-78/taylor-gill-cruz-hands.html.csp Salt Lake City police officers were justified in shooting 20-year-old Dillon Taylor as the unarmed man left a South Salt Lake convenience store on Aug. 11, Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill ruled on Tuesday. Gill was 30 minutes late to the news conference because, he said, he was meeting first with members of Taylor’s family, and family representatives. Gill said he told Taylor’s family that everybody understands that a “loss of life is tragic. No one wants to be dealing with this.” Gill said ... Salt Lake City police officers were justified in shooting 20-year-old Dillon Taylor as the unarmed man left a South Salt Lake convenience store on Aug. 11, Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill ruled on Tuesday. Gill was 30 minutes late to the news conference because, he said, he was meeting first with members of Taylor’s family, and family representatives. Gill said he told Taylor’s family that everybody understands that a “loss of life is tragic. No one wants to be dealing with this.” Gill said ... 58472404@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:29:40 MDT Chaffetz: ‘You dash at the White House, we take you down’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58472676-90/service-secret-chaffetz-pierson.html.csp Washington • Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he is concerned about the leadership of the Secret Service in the wake of several security lapses — including the recent White House fence jumper who entered the executive mansion — and argues that action needs to be taken to restore confidence in the presidential-protection service. In the first congressional hearing investigating the White House intruder, Chaffetz said he was dismayed by the Secret Service’s first statement praising the “tremendous restrai... Washington • Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he is concerned about the leadership of the Secret Service in the wake of several security lapses — including the recent White House fence jumper who entered the executive mansion — and argues that action needs to be taken to restore confidence in the presidential-protection service. In the first congressional hearing investigating the White House intruder, Chaffetz said he was dismayed by the Secret Service’s first statement praising the “tremendous restrai... 58472676@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:29:40 MDT Mitt Romney to make his home in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58472930-90/romney-utah-mitt-presidential.html.csp Washington • Utah has always claimed Mitt Romney, and now Romney is making it official. The former presidential candidate and wife, Ann, decided “on a lark” to make their permanent home in Holladay after selling their townhouse in Belmont, Mass., according to a New York Times report. The Romneys had been living in a townhome in Belmont, Mass., but have since sold that residence and may consider putting their La Jolla, Calif., home up for sale as well, the newspaper reported. Plans for remodeling... Washington • Utah has always claimed Mitt Romney, and now Romney is making it official. The former presidential candidate and wife, Ann, decided “on a lark” to make their permanent home in Holladay after selling their townhouse in Belmont, Mass., according to a New York Times report. The Romneys had been living in a townhome in Belmont, Mass., but have since sold that residence and may consider putting their La Jolla, Calif., home up for sale as well, the newspaper reported. Plans for remodeling... 58472930@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:24:26 MDT Transportation secretary hails new Sandy development http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58455007-78/uta-transit-development-sandy.html.csp Sandy • The groundbreaking for an apartment and office complex rarely would attract U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as its main speaker. But the new East Village development in Sandy did on Monday because officials say it is a first-in-the-nation new breed of government-business partnerships. It is a “transit-oriented development” where the Utah Transit Authority uses some extra land it had obtained for a rail station to partner with a private developer on a project designed, in part,... Sandy • The groundbreaking for an apartment and office complex rarely would attract U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as its main speaker. But the new East Village development in Sandy did on Monday because officials say it is a first-in-the-nation new breed of government-business partnerships. It is a “transit-oriented development” where the Utah Transit Authority uses some extra land it had obtained for a rail station to partner with a private developer on a project designed, in part,... 58455007@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:24:18 MDT Utah teacher nominated for Grammy award http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472696-78/music-grammy-chapman-award.html.csp Next year’s Grammy Awards will feature the hottest names in the music industry and, possibly, a charter school teacher from American Fork. Caleb Chapman, music academy director at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts, is among 25 semifinalists chosen to compete for the Grammy Music Educator Award, which recognizes excellence in music education. “It’s a huge honor,” Chapman said. “It’s exciting that The Recording Academy is recognizing the efforts of educators.” Chapman and his fellow se... Next year’s Grammy Awards will feature the hottest names in the music industry and, possibly, a charter school teacher from American Fork. Caleb Chapman, music academy director at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts, is among 25 semifinalists chosen to compete for the Grammy Music Educator Award, which recognizes excellence in music education. “It’s a huge honor,” Chapman said. “It’s exciting that The Recording Academy is recognizing the efforts of educators.” Chapman and his fellow se... 58472696@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:10:02 MDT Flood: Road to Kodachrome Basin State Park remains closed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58468337-78/closed-couple-road-kodachrome.html.csp A bridge over the rain-swollen Paria River in southcentral Utah, which partially collapsed this weekend and sent an Italian tourist couple’s car plunging into the water, remained closed Monday. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said engineers were assessing the damage from the collapse, which was blamed on heavy Saturday storms and floodwaters that undercut the road. There was no immediate estimate for when repairs could be made to the primary route to the popular Kodachrome Basin State Park,... A bridge over the rain-swollen Paria River in southcentral Utah, which partially collapsed this weekend and sent an Italian tourist couple’s car plunging into the water, remained closed Monday. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said engineers were assessing the damage from the collapse, which was blamed on heavy Saturday storms and floodwaters that undercut the road. There was no immediate estimate for when repairs could be made to the primary route to the popular Kodachrome Basin State Park,... 58468337@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:08:38 MDT In Utah, Mormon chapels are here, there and everywhere http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58325676-78/chapels-utah-lds-lake.html.csp An old joke says it’s impossible to throw a pebble in any direction in Utah without hitting an LDS chapel. Or maybe two. A data analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune shows that wisecrack may not be far from the truth. In Salt Lake, Davis and Utah counties, someone with a strong arm probably could hit a Mormon meetinghouse from any rooftop in most populated areas. And church buildings sometimes are so close together — even adjacent — that the tosser might be able to skip the same rock off two or even... An old joke says it’s impossible to throw a pebble in any direction in Utah without hitting an LDS chapel. Or maybe two. A data analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune shows that wisecrack may not be far from the truth. In Salt Lake, Davis and Utah counties, someone with a strong arm probably could hit a Mormon meetinghouse from any rooftop in most populated areas. And church buildings sometimes are so close together — even adjacent — that the tosser might be able to skip the same rock off two or even... 58325676@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:26:35 MDT Utah school district settles with family of boy who killed himself http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58468958-78/david-family-phan-district.html.csp The parents of a Bennion Junior High student, who killed himself in front of his peers in 2012 amid allegations of bullying, reached a settlement Monday with the Granite School District that the family hopes will result in improved school practices. David Phan was 14 years old on Nov. 29, 2012, when he grabbed a gun and shot himself in front of his friends on the pedestrian bridge at 6200 South. Since then, his family has worked tirelessly to press lawmakers, school district officials and the p... The parents of a Bennion Junior High student, who killed himself in front of his peers in 2012 amid allegations of bullying, reached a settlement Monday with the Granite School District that the family hopes will result in improved school practices. David Phan was 14 years old on Nov. 29, 2012, when he grabbed a gun and shot himself in front of his friends on the pedestrian bridge at 6200 South. Since then, his family has worked tirelessly to press lawmakers, school district officials and the p... 58468958@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:15:26 MDT Preliminary hearing set for Utah cop killer’s alleged accomplice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472337-78/walker-johnson-vaillancourt-car.html.csp West Jordan • A woman who was in the car with Timothy Troy Walker last year when Walker fatally shot a Draper police officer, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday afternoon. Traci Vaillancourt, 35, was charged in 3rd District Court with two counts of second-degree felony obstructing justice for allegedly lying to investigators about what happened the day the day that Walker killed Sgt. Derek Johnson. In July, Walker, 34, was sentenced to life in prison for killing Johnson. Walker a... West Jordan • A woman who was in the car with Timothy Troy Walker last year when Walker fatally shot a Draper police officer, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday afternoon. Traci Vaillancourt, 35, was charged in 3rd District Court with two counts of second-degree felony obstructing justice for allegedly lying to investigators about what happened the day the day that Walker killed Sgt. Derek Johnson. In July, Walker, 34, was sentenced to life in prison for killing Johnson. Walker a... 58472337@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:15:18 MDT Kirby: Right where I belong http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58469222-78/clooney-kirby-media-age.html.csp Despite our differences as human beings, there seems to be one thing that brings us all together, something we inextricably all need. It is not food, water or oxygen. It’s something far more necessary to human emotional health. It’s celebrity news. For some reason human beings crave knowing what’s up with the sort of people who would immediately move away if we bought the house next to them. What is it about the lives of celebrities — including those with no discernible talent — that makes us f... Despite our differences as human beings, there seems to be one thing that brings us all together, something we inextricably all need. It is not food, water or oxygen. It’s something far more necessary to human emotional health. It’s celebrity news. For some reason human beings crave knowing what’s up with the sort of people who would immediately move away if we bought the house next to them. What is it about the lives of celebrities — including those with no discernible talent — that makes us f... 58469222@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:52:39 MDT Ogden man in serious condition after being hit by pickup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58472022-78/ogden-pickup-scott-condition.html.csp An Ogden man was seriously hurt when he was run down in a crosswalk by a pickup truck Tuesday morning, police said. Ogden police Lt. Tim Scott said the 49-year-old man was crossing the intersection of 30th St. and Washington Blvd. about 6 a.m. Tuesday when a northbound white, 1995 Ford F-150 struck him while making a left turn onto 30th St. The pedestrian was thrown to the asphalt and sustained “a significant head injury,” Scott said. The man was rushed to McKay-Dee Hospital. He was reported to ... An Ogden man was seriously hurt when he was run down in a crosswalk by a pickup truck Tuesday morning, police said. Ogden police Lt. Tim Scott said the 49-year-old man was crossing the intersection of 30th St. and Washington Blvd. about 6 a.m. Tuesday when a northbound white, 1995 Ford F-150 struck him while making a left turn onto 30th St. The pedestrian was thrown to the asphalt and sustained “a significant head injury,” Scott said. The man was rushed to McKay-Dee Hospital. He was reported to ... 58472022@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:52:39 MDT