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SLCPD said the guard confronted the man, and while he... As pitched shoes go, it was right in the strike zone. That’s why this footwear hurler went to the bench — of a Salt Lake County jail cell. Salt Lake City police say they were called to an apartment complex at 135 S. 500 West about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday after a fight broke out between an alleged intruder, an apartment security guard and a tenant. The 69-year-old suspect apparently had been banned from the complex earlier for threatening residents. SLCPD said the guard confronted the man, and while he... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58364479@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:22:01 MDT Poll: Utahns think police should wear body cameras http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364377-78/police-percent-cameras-body.html.csp More than 80 percent of Utahns think police officers should be required to wear body cameras while on the job, according to a new UtahPolicy.com poll. According to the poll — which was conducted by Dan Jones and Associates and surveyed 406 people — half of those surveyed said they “strongly agree” that officers should wear body cameras, while 33 percent responded with “somewhat agree.” UtahPolicy.com’s website says the survey was conducted from Aug. 26-28, and had a margin or error of +/- 4.9 p... More than 80 percent of Utahns think police officers should be required to wear body cameras while on the job, according to a new UtahPolicy.com poll. According to the poll — which was conducted by Dan Jones and Associates and surveyed 406 people — half of those surveyed said they “strongly agree” that officers should wear body cameras, while 33 percent responded with “somewhat agree.” UtahPolicy.com’s website says the survey was conducted from Aug. 26-28, and had a margin or error of +/- 4.9 p... 58364377@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:13:40 MDT Salt Lake Comic Con delivers fans, but does it deliver dollars? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313984-78/comic-con-salt-lake.html.csp How much impact does Salt Lake Comic Con have on downtown’s economy? That’s what co-founder Dan Farr would like to find out. During the second annual Comic Con, scheduled for Sept. 4-6, the convention will conduct a survey with Visit Salt Lake to measure how much money con-goers spend outside of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Before now, no one was tracking it. Technically, the Salt Lake Chamber doesn’t consider Comic Con a convention trade show. In its eyes, it’s a consumer show, and the i... How much impact does Salt Lake Comic Con have on downtown’s economy? That’s what co-founder Dan Farr would like to find out. During the second annual Comic Con, scheduled for Sept. 4-6, the convention will conduct a survey with Visit Salt Lake to measure how much money con-goers spend outside of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Before now, no one was tracking it. Technically, the Salt Lake Chamber doesn’t consider Comic Con a convention trade show. In its eyes, it’s a consumer show, and the i... 58313984@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:06:09 MDT Burning Man 2014 lighting up the Nevada desert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58358516-78/2014-burning-desert-nevada.html.csp A soggy start failed to dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands attending Burning Man 2014 in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. The week-long festival has dried out quite nicely after being rained out its first couple of days and is living up to its reputation as a venue for radical self-expression. A soggy start failed to dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands attending Burning Man 2014 in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. The week-long festival has dried out quite nicely after being rained out its first couple of days and is living up to its reputation as a venue for radical self-expression. 58358516@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:06:09 MDT Kirby: The tracks of misadventure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352802-78/marks-hallie-stabbed-asking.html.csp I was stabbed by a woman last week. Her name is Marta Litchiz. Sounds foreign and exotic, doesn’t it? Like we were in a Budapest nightclub working an espionage deal that suddenly went bad. I wasn’t. I was at Rose Canyon Clinic getting my blood drawn for some medical tests. Marta (who looks a little mysterious anyway) was the one taking it out of me. When the jab came, Marta chided me for my unmanly flinching. We debated the matter. I watched the needle go in. I don’t remember flinching. I’m not... I was stabbed by a woman last week. Her name is Marta Litchiz. Sounds foreign and exotic, doesn’t it? Like we were in a Budapest nightclub working an espionage deal that suddenly went bad. I wasn’t. I was at Rose Canyon Clinic getting my blood drawn for some medical tests. Marta (who looks a little mysterious anyway) was the one taking it out of me. When the jab came, Marta chided me for my unmanly flinching. We debated the matter. I watched the needle go in. I don’t remember flinching. I’m not... 58352802@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:48:41 MDT Former special ed student now leads Utah school district http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58339659-78/hughes-tintic-evans-district.html.csp Eureka • As a boy, Kodey Hughes didn’t think much about his future because it didn’t seem very promising. He grew up the son of a single father in tiny Mammoth in western Utah. He had a learning disability that made reading difficult. Hughes didn’t read his first full book until seventh grade. “I wasn’t the kid in the class that was supposed to go to college,” Hughes said. But he did go to college, and much further. The former special-education student now leads the 250-student Tintic School Dis... Eureka • As a boy, Kodey Hughes didn’t think much about his future because it didn’t seem very promising. He grew up the son of a single father in tiny Mammoth in western Utah. He had a learning disability that made reading difficult. Hughes didn’t read his first full book until seventh grade. “I wasn’t the kid in the class that was supposed to go to college,” Hughes said. But he did go to college, and much further. The former special-education student now leads the 250-student Tintic School Dis... 58339659@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:48:41 MDT The vibe is back in downtown Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58334365-78/downtown-lake-salt-utah.html.csp They are young, diverse, mobile, socially aware and part of a long-sought transformation in Utah’s urban core. Twenty-somethings are driving a residential boom in the heart of Salt Lake City, with thousands of new apartments, condominiums and town homes being built to cater to the living needs of these so-called millennials. Utah’s younger demographics, its sturdy job market and a blossoming tech sector have combined with a light-rail system and premier outdoor and cultural attractions to lure a... They are young, diverse, mobile, socially aware and part of a long-sought transformation in Utah’s urban core. Twenty-somethings are driving a residential boom in the heart of Salt Lake City, with thousands of new apartments, condominiums and town homes being built to cater to the living needs of these so-called millennials. Utah’s younger demographics, its sturdy job market and a blossoming tech sector have combined with a light-rail system and premier outdoor and cultural attractions to lure a... 58334365@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:47:06 MDT For many black Mormons, racism is a bigger issue than sexism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361569-78/women-says-black-church.html.csp Black Mormon women may have powerful voices, but few are ready to join the white LDS feminist chorus, pushing for gender equity in the Utah-based faith. And their reasons are as varied as the women involved. To many, no conversation about equality is complete without confronting race and its role in Mormon history. After all, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prohibited men and boys of African descent from being ordained to the priesthood until 1978. It barred black women from tem... Black Mormon women may have powerful voices, but few are ready to join the white LDS feminist chorus, pushing for gender equity in the Utah-based faith. And their reasons are as varied as the women involved. To many, no conversation about equality is complete without confronting race and its role in Mormon history. After all, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prohibited men and boys of African descent from being ordained to the priesthood until 1978. It barred black women from tem... 58361569@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:47:06 MDT Motorcycle fatality identified as Clearfield woman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364281-78/anderson-remims-sheriff-clearfield.html.csp The Weber County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified a woman who died in a weekend motorcycle crash on Trappers Loop as 28-year-old Jennifer Anderson of Clearfield. Sheriff’s Sgt. Lane Findlay said the 12:13 p.m. Monday accident remained under investigation, but early indications were that excessive speed was the prime factor. Anderson was northbound on the road, apparently trying to catch fellow motorcyclists, when she lost control of her Yamaha bullet bike on a corner and crashed. No other... The Weber County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified a woman who died in a weekend motorcycle crash on Trappers Loop as 28-year-old Jennifer Anderson of Clearfield. Sheriff’s Sgt. Lane Findlay said the 12:13 p.m. Monday accident remained under investigation, but early indications were that excessive speed was the prime factor. Anderson was northbound on the road, apparently trying to catch fellow motorcyclists, when she lost control of her Yamaha bullet bike on a corner and crashed. No other... 58364281@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:27:46 MDT Salt Lake City cops: Blood trail led them to thief’s door http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364336-78/thief-lake-salt-blood.html.csp Police had little trouble hunting down a thief, thanks to the blood trail he left after breaking out a window of a northwest Salt Lake City gas station. SLCPD says the 26-year-old male suspect used a metal bar to smash his way into the Chevron at 610 N. 300 West about 7:05 a.m. He then allegedly broke out two vending machines’ glass covers and pilfered an unspecified number of items before fleeing. An employee followed the thief as far as a nearby apartment complex and called police. Officers qu... Police had little trouble hunting down a thief, thanks to the blood trail he left after breaking out a window of a northwest Salt Lake City gas station. SLCPD says the 26-year-old male suspect used a metal bar to smash his way into the Chevron at 610 N. 300 West about 7:05 a.m. He then allegedly broke out two vending machines’ glass covers and pilfered an unspecified number of items before fleeing. An employee followed the thief as far as a nearby apartment complex and called police. Officers qu... 58364336@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:27:46 MDT Utah forecast: The Cure? Summer sunny, warm in last days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58363565-78/http-com-forecast-utah.html.csp The Cure had some thoughts about the last days of summer, that they never felt so cold . . . never felt so old. Well, for Utahns, that time is not yet. True, the passing of the Labor Day weekend unofficially marks the end of summer, but official autumn does not take the calender throne until Sept. 22 — and the Beehive State has warm, sunny days ahead. The Wasatch Front looked for daytime highs in the upper-80s on Wednesday with breezes of 10-20 mph, a forecast nearly identical to that for Tuesda... The Cure had some thoughts about the last days of summer, that they never felt so cold . . . never felt so old. Well, for Utahns, that time is not yet. True, the passing of the Labor Day weekend unofficially marks the end of summer, but official autumn does not take the calender throne until Sept. 22 — and the Beehive State has warm, sunny days ahead. The Wasatch Front looked for daytime highs in the upper-80s on Wednesday with breezes of 10-20 mph, a forecast nearly identical to that for Tuesda... 58363565@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:27:46 MDT New downtown Salt Lake City bicycle track worries small businesses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58348049-90/300-bike-broadway-business.html.csp There are funny-looking parking spots painted up and down 300 South downtown. Bike lanes are this way and that. Workers are paving and jack hammering — and, simply put, between 600 East and 300 West, things are a mess. But don’t worry, say Salt Lake City officials, when the dust clears — about mid-October — the city will have its first permanent protected bike lanes on both sides of what some still call Broadway. The price tag: $900,000. It’s a work in progress, said City Hall spokesman Art Raym... There are funny-looking parking spots painted up and down 300 South downtown. Bike lanes are this way and that. Workers are paving and jack hammering — and, simply put, between 600 East and 300 West, things are a mess. But don’t worry, say Salt Lake City officials, when the dust clears — about mid-October — the city will have its first permanent protected bike lanes on both sides of what some still call Broadway. The price tag: $900,000. It’s a work in progress, said City Hall spokesman Art Raym... 58348049@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:21:06 MDT Salt Lake City in no rush to scrap its gun laws http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58348435-90/gun-lake-salt-becker.html.csp Mayor Ralph Becker is no Michael Bloomberg when it comes to gun control. Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City and soon to be president of the National League of Cities, has no intention of leading a crusade against what he sees as too-lax firearms laws. The Democrat supports what he considers common-sense gun control and, in the days after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., he signed onto the U.S. Conference of Mayors letter advocating a ban on assault weapons and h... Mayor Ralph Becker is no Michael Bloomberg when it comes to gun control. Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City and soon to be president of the National League of Cities, has no intention of leading a crusade against what he sees as too-lax firearms laws. The Democrat supports what he considers common-sense gun control and, in the days after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., he signed onto the U.S. Conference of Mayors letter advocating a ban on assault weapons and h... 58348435@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:21:06 MDT Paul Rolly: Opposing UTA can be politically risky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58351892-90/sltrib-uta-com-http.html.csp What do Forrest Cuch, Kevin Jones, Ronald Rood, Derinna Kopp and Doug Clark have in common? They were fired from their state jobs after they expressed concerns about the Utah Transit Authority’s proposed FrontRunner station in Draper. Cuch, the longtime director of the Division of Indian Affairs, was fired in 2011 by Gov. Gary Herbert for alleged insubordination. But Cuch claimed it was over his objection to the proposed station site because it encroached on ancient American Indian ruins. Herbe... What do Forrest Cuch, Kevin Jones, Ronald Rood, Derinna Kopp and Doug Clark have in common? They were fired from their state jobs after they expressed concerns about the Utah Transit Authority’s proposed FrontRunner station in Draper. Cuch, the longtime director of the Division of Indian Affairs, was fired in 2011 by Gov. Gary Herbert for alleged insubordination. But Cuch claimed it was over his objection to the proposed station site because it encroached on ancient American Indian ruins. Herbe... 58351892@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:21:06 MDT Salt Lake City Council poised to seek more streetcar funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352295-90/2100-construction-drive-funding.html.csp Salt Lake City hopes a $3 million investment will get it almost $14 million to stretch the Sugar House Streetcar line to the intersection at Highland Drive and 2100 South. Tuesday, at its afternoon work session, the City Council will consider funding the $3 million match needed for a federal Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant of $10.6 million. The council is scheduled to vote on the matter a few hours later at its 7 p.m. formal meeting. The so-called S Line now... Salt Lake City hopes a $3 million investment will get it almost $14 million to stretch the Sugar House Streetcar line to the intersection at Highland Drive and 2100 South. Tuesday, at its afternoon work session, the City Council will consider funding the $3 million match needed for a federal Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant of $10.6 million. The council is scheduled to vote on the matter a few hours later at its 7 p.m. formal meeting. The so-called S Line now... 58352295@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:21:06 MDT Salt Lake County to replace fountains near Salt Palace http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352545-90/abravanel-art-center-convention.html.csp No longer functional and too expensive to repair, two fountains on the east side of the Salt Palace Convention Center soon will be replaced. The long, narrow fountain in front of Abravanel Hall will disappear this fall when Salt Lake County, which operates downtown convention and cultural facilities, begins reshaping symphony hall’s outer plaza into an urban park. A block to the south, a fountain at the 100 South and West Temple entrance to the Salt Palace will give way to a still-to-be-selected... No longer functional and too expensive to repair, two fountains on the east side of the Salt Palace Convention Center soon will be replaced. The long, narrow fountain in front of Abravanel Hall will disappear this fall when Salt Lake County, which operates downtown convention and cultural facilities, begins reshaping symphony hall’s outer plaza into an urban park. A block to the south, a fountain at the 100 South and West Temple entrance to the Salt Palace will give way to a still-to-be-selected... 58352545@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:21:06 MDT Sponsored: The skinny on losing fat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58343077-90/weight-says-health-patients.html.csp Maybe you first noticed it when you pulled those summer clothes out of storage this year or when you went to put on that suit or dress only worn for a special occasion. Suddenly — sigh —everything is a little bit tight. Weight gain can easily creep up on all of us. Often we are so busy juggling the demands of work and family that it’s hard to always eat right or make time for regular exercise. Aging can also work against us as can our basic genetic makeup. Working with your doctor can help,... Maybe you first noticed it when you pulled those summer clothes out of storage this year or when you went to put on that suit or dress only worn for a special occasion. Suddenly — sigh —everything is a little bit tight. Weight gain can easily creep up on all of us. Often we are so busy juggling the demands of work and family that it’s hard to always eat right or make time for regular exercise. Aging can also work against us as can our basic genetic makeup. Working with your doctor can help,... 58343077@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:18:02 MDT Draper honors police Sgt. Derek Johnson on anniversary of his slaying http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58358501-78/johnson-draper-police-derek.html.csp Shante Johnson was in seventh grade when she began leaving notes from a secret admirer in the locker of her husband-to-be. “Derek and I are soulmates,” she said tearfully Monday night, one year after Draper Sgt. Derek Johnson was gunned down at the end of a graveyard shift. “I don’t think many 12-year-olds make it to the altar of eternity and stay that way.” After a year of somber, heartbreaking services, Monday’s memorial brought both laughter and tears to the 200 friends, relatives, colleagu... Shante Johnson was in seventh grade when she began leaving notes from a secret admirer in the locker of her husband-to-be. “Derek and I are soulmates,” she said tearfully Monday night, one year after Draper Sgt. Derek Johnson was gunned down at the end of a graveyard shift. “I don’t think many 12-year-olds make it to the altar of eternity and stay that way.” After a year of somber, heartbreaking services, Monday’s memorial brought both laughter and tears to the 200 friends, relatives, colleagu... 58358501@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:15:45 MDT Labor Day weekend rewind: Stories and photos you may have missed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364000-78/sltrib-utah-com-csp.html.csp It’s tough to follow the news when you’re finally off the clock and have time for yourself and your family. Rewind will help you catch up with all the happenings in Utah over the Labor Day weekend. The vibe is back in downtown Salt Lake City • They are young, diverse, mobile, socially aware and part of a long-sought transformation in Utah’s urban core. Twenty-somethings are driving a residential boom in the heart of Salt Lake City, with thousands of new apartments, condominiums and town homes... It’s tough to follow the news when you’re finally off the clock and have time for yourself and your family. Rewind will help you catch up with all the happenings in Utah over the Labor Day weekend. The vibe is back in downtown Salt Lake City • They are young, diverse, mobile, socially aware and part of a long-sought transformation in Utah’s urban core. Twenty-somethings are driving a residential boom in the heart of Salt Lake City, with thousands of new apartments, condominiums and town homes... 58364000@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:52:59 MDT Utah colleges to talk campus sex assault http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352515-78/utah-college-assault-sexual.html.csp As college students return to classes, Utah higher education officials and others are joining a national chorus for more attention to campus sexual assault. “We need to open our eyes to the fact that we’re failing our students,” said Melissa Flores, the advising attorney to Westminster College. “Every student should feel safe at school.” That’s the idea behind a federal update to rules for colleges and universities investigating and reporting sexual assault. And it’s the topic of a two-day even... As college students return to classes, Utah higher education officials and others are joining a national chorus for more attention to campus sexual assault. “We need to open our eyes to the fact that we’re failing our students,” said Melissa Flores, the advising attorney to Westminster College. “Every student should feel safe at school.” That’s the idea behind a federal update to rules for colleges and universities investigating and reporting sexual assault. And it’s the topic of a two-day even... 58352515@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:45:29 MDT