Rolly - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/columnists/Rolly 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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) Paul Rolly: The Max Hall issue: It’s not black and white; it’s red and blue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406473-78/fans-hall-byu-max.html.csp I’ve had nearly two weeks to ponder the arrest of one of Utah fans’ most hated foes, Max Hall, for suspected shoplifting and cocaine possession. I’ve decided to weigh in, but from a different perspective than has appeared in most public comment arenas. Cougar fans say Hall needs support. Ute fans have shown elation at the former BYU quarterback’s troubles. After all, during a 2009 news conference after his Cougars defeated the Utes in overtime in Provo, he painted everyone associated with the U... I’ve had nearly two weeks to ponder the arrest of one of Utah fans’ most hated foes, Max Hall, for suspected shoplifting and cocaine possession. I’ve decided to weigh in, but from a different perspective than has appeared in most public comment arenas. Cougar fans say Hall needs support. Ute fans have shown elation at the former BYU quarterback’s troubles. After all, during a 2009 news conference after his Cougars defeated the Utes in overtime in Provo, he painted everyone associated with the U... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58406473@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:47:55 MDT Rolly: SUU president caves to extremists in renaming Reid Center http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58403752-90/reid-center-cozzens-sltrib.html.csp Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt’s caving in to narrow special interests in the tea party pocket of southwestern Utah is the latest example of political bullying of timid officials that allows the minority to dictate to the majority. Wyatt, in a move that has once again shown Utah to be a land ruled by petty political potentates, removed the name of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from the university’s Center for Outdoor Engagement. The center is not a building, mind you. It’s an... Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt’s caving in to narrow special interests in the tea party pocket of southwestern Utah is the latest example of political bullying of timid officials that allows the minority to dictate to the majority. Wyatt, in a move that has once again shown Utah to be a land ruled by petty political potentates, removed the name of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from the university’s Center for Outdoor Engagement. The center is not a building, mind you. It’s an... 58403752@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:47:22 MDT Paul Rolly: Earth to Herriman parents: Obama is the president http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58398483-90/sltrib-blaze-district-division.html.csp I mentioned in Wednesday’s column the harassment teachers in Jordan School District received from some parents with too much time on their hands and who probably get all their news from Fox. Here is the rest of the story and a shout-out to the district for standing up to right-wing micromanagers and protecting academic freedom. I wrote about a Herriman High American government teacher who was in the cross hairs of some parents for displaying a Barack Obama poster on the opening day of school. H... I mentioned in Wednesday’s column the harassment teachers in Jordan School District received from some parents with too much time on their hands and who probably get all their news from Fox. Here is the rest of the story and a shout-out to the district for standing up to right-wing micromanagers and protecting academic freedom. I wrote about a Herriman High American government teacher who was in the cross hairs of some parents for displaying a Barack Obama poster on the opening day of school. H... 58398483@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:50:00 MDT Paul Rolly: After a week’s hiatus, Utah fight song lyrics are back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58388906-90/game-utah-news-sltrib.html.csp The good news is that after University of Utah football fans were deprived of having the words to their “Utah Fan (Man?)” fight song appear on the scoreboard during the season opener, the lyrics reappeared for the second game Saturday. The U.’s sports-marketing department told me for last week’s column that the words were omitted in the first game because the school had sold all the ad space on the scoreboard that day — and not because of controversial wording changes in the off-season. So the ... The good news is that after University of Utah football fans were deprived of having the words to their “Utah Fan (Man?)” fight song appear on the scoreboard during the season opener, the lyrics reappeared for the second game Saturday. The U.’s sports-marketing department told me for last week’s column that the words were omitted in the first game because the school had sold all the ad space on the scoreboard that day — and not because of controversial wording changes in the off-season. So the ... 58388906@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:44:56 MDT Paul Rolly: Utah lawmaker has his own definition of death panels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58374960-90/utah-access-health-com.html.csp By now, you may have heard about the recent comments uttered at a Health Reform Task Force meeting by Rep. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine. His remarks that access to hospitals kill people and his suggestion that we should not expand access to health care because it can be dangerous has once again shown Utah as an apparently goofy place deserving of national ridicule. Not since former state Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, floated the idea of eliminating the 12th grade and Rep. Curt Oda, R-Clearfield, ... By now, you may have heard about the recent comments uttered at a Health Reform Task Force meeting by Rep. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine. His remarks that access to hospitals kill people and his suggestion that we should not expand access to health care because it can be dangerous has once again shown Utah as an apparently goofy place deserving of national ridicule. Not since former state Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, floated the idea of eliminating the 12th grade and Rep. Curt Oda, R-Clearfield, ... 58374960@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:01:09 MDT Paul Rolly: A big fat Greek Festival shopping list http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58368738-90/pounds-center-animal-festival.html.csp If you think your grocery list is extensive, consider the one compiled by Yannis Armaou. He is in charge of food purchasing for the 39th annual Greek Festival, which runs Friday through Sunday on the grounds of Holy Trinity Cathedral at 279 S. 300 West. In preparation for the festival’s numerous Greek pastries and extensive menu offerings, Armaou’s shopping list included: 2,700 pounds of butter, 1,000 pounds of rice, 150 pounds of sour cream, 2,350 pounds of feta cheese, 4,000 pounds of gyro m... If you think your grocery list is extensive, consider the one compiled by Yannis Armaou. He is in charge of food purchasing for the 39th annual Greek Festival, which runs Friday through Sunday on the grounds of Holy Trinity Cathedral at 279 S. 300 West. In preparation for the festival’s numerous Greek pastries and extensive menu offerings, Armaou’s shopping list included: 2,700 pounds of butter, 1,000 pounds of rice, 150 pounds of sour cream, 2,350 pounds of feta cheese, 4,000 pounds of gyro m... 58368738@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:11:37 MDT Paul Rolly: Utah fan? Utah man? Crowd was left to improvise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58363945-90/sltrib-utah-com-http.html.csp While the University of Utah dominated Idaho State, as expected, on the football field Thursday evening, there were a few noticeable glitches off the field. When the crowd was led in the “Utah Fan (Man?)” fight song, the lyrics were not displayed on the scoreboard like they have been in past years. Could it be because of the controversy over the school’s decision to replace lines such as “our coeds are the fairest” and “no other gang of college men” that have been part of the song for years? N... While the University of Utah dominated Idaho State, as expected, on the football field Thursday evening, there were a few noticeable glitches off the field. When the crowd was led in the “Utah Fan (Man?)” fight song, the lyrics were not displayed on the scoreboard like they have been in past years. Could it be because of the controversy over the school’s decision to replace lines such as “our coeds are the fairest” and “no other gang of college men” that have been part of the song for years? N... 58363945@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:10:45 MDT Paul Rolly: Opposing UTA can be politically risky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58351892-90/sltrib-uta-com-http.html.csp 58351892@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:21:06 MDT