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Millcreek • What a homestead this could be, Hawkwatch International scientist Dave Oleyar said while installing a bird nesting box recently in a sturdy tree in Tanner Park. About 10 feet up, the wooden box offered just about everything an American kestrel needs to thrive in an urban setting. “It’s a great looking spot,” said Oleyar, pointing to the protection provided by tree limbs and the elevation that allows these relatively small raptors to look down on a field of grassy weeds between the pa... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58224182@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:20:39 MDT Swallow, Shurtleff appear in court, vow to beat charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58238557-78/degree-count-felony-shurtleff.html.csp History was made Wednesday in a Salt Lake City courtroom — but not the good kind. Two former Utah attorneys general appeared in criminal court to answer to a slew of public corruption charges, ranging from accepting or soliciting bribes to tampering with witnesses and evidence. Mark Shurtleff and his protégé, John Swallow, face a combined 23 counts in what has mushroomed into the most sweeping political scandal in Utah history. The courtroom, overflowing with more than 80 onlookers, dozens of l... History was made Wednesday in a Salt Lake City courtroom — but not the good kind. Two former Utah attorneys general appeared in criminal court to answer to a slew of public corruption charges, ranging from accepting or soliciting bribes to tampering with witnesses and evidence. Mark Shurtleff and his protégé, John Swallow, face a combined 23 counts in what has mushroomed into the most sweeping political scandal in Utah history. The courtroom, overflowing with more than 80 onlookers, dozens of l... 58238557@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:07:00 MDT Salt Lake City police nab violent ex-con in alleged RV kidnap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241017-78/chaney-felony-police-lake.html.csp An ex-con with a history of domestic violence — including a 1996 incident where he shot and wounded his then-wife — has been arrested by Salt Lake City police for allegedly holding another woman against her will in his RV. SLCPD Detective Veronica Montoya said William Steven Chaney, 53, was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of first-degree felony aggravated kidnapping; second-degree felony domestic violence/aggravated assault; and third-degree felony counts... An ex-con with a history of domestic violence — including a 1996 incident where he shot and wounded his then-wife — has been arrested by Salt Lake City police for allegedly holding another woman against her will in his RV. SLCPD Detective Veronica Montoya said William Steven Chaney, 53, was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of first-degree felony aggravated kidnapping; second-degree felony domestic violence/aggravated assault; and third-degree felony counts... 58241017@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:07:00 MDT Crews near full containment of Levan Wildfire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241182-78/fire-harvey-levan-crews.html.csp Crews expected to complete digging containment lines around central Utah’s Levan Wildfire by week’s end, thanks to timely rainstorms and painstaking labors by an army of nearly 500 firefighters. Fire Information Officer Dorothy Harvey said the blaze had blackened 4,343 acres of Juab County’s rugged high desert terrain since beginning July 24 about a mile south of the town of Levan. By Wednesday evening, it was 95 percent contained. Harvey said the rainfall had helped douse hot spots overnight, t... Crews expected to complete digging containment lines around central Utah’s Levan Wildfire by week’s end, thanks to timely rainstorms and painstaking labors by an army of nearly 500 firefighters. Fire Information Officer Dorothy Harvey said the blaze had blackened 4,343 acres of Juab County’s rugged high desert terrain since beginning July 24 about a mile south of the town of Levan. By Wednesday evening, it was 95 percent contained. Harvey said the rainfall had helped douse hot spots overnight, t... 58241182@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:07:00 MDT USU police seek groping suspect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58244320-78/vahsholtz-police-university-suspect.html.csp Utah State University police are seeking a man suspected of groping a female student as she exercised on campus Saturday. The victim told police she was preparing to run up and down the Old Main Hill stairs at about 9:15 p.m. when she was approached by a man in a dirty, sweat-stained T-shirt who had been pacing nearby, said Utah State University police Sgt. Jessica Vahsholtz. The stranger tried to make small talk, but when the student told him she was going to keep running, he grabbed her and tr... Utah State University police are seeking a man suspected of groping a female student as she exercised on campus Saturday. The victim told police she was preparing to run up and down the Old Main Hill stairs at about 9:15 p.m. when she was approached by a man in a dirty, sweat-stained T-shirt who had been pacing nearby, said Utah State University police Sgt. Jessica Vahsholtz. The stranger tried to make small talk, but when the student told him she was going to keep running, he grabbed her and tr... 58244320@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:07:00 MDT ‘Armed and dangerous’ S. Jordan Walmart robbery suspect arrested http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58245362-78/monard-west-jordan-store.html.csp In the end, an “armed and dangerous” fugitive who eluded police for three days after allegedly pointing a gun at a South Jordan Walmart employee surrendered peacefully. South Jordan police spokesman Samuel Winkler said detectives were tipped that known gang member Dennis James Monard had returned to his West Valley City residence. WVCPD officers were dispatched to surround the home about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. The 27-year-old Monard, also known by the street monikers “Sir Jinx” and “Road Runner,” ... In the end, an “armed and dangerous” fugitive who eluded police for three days after allegedly pointing a gun at a South Jordan Walmart employee surrendered peacefully. South Jordan police spokesman Samuel Winkler said detectives were tipped that known gang member Dennis James Monard had returned to his West Valley City residence. WVCPD officers were dispatched to surround the home about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. The 27-year-old Monard, also known by the street monikers “Sir Jinx” and “Road Runner,” ... 58245362@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:07:00 MDT Utah Bucket List: Hot air balloons soar above red rocks of southern Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57455357-78/festival-balloon-bluff-hot.html.csp Valley of the Gods • Whitewater rafting. Mountain biking. Hiking. Scenic drives. Think you have experienced the natural beauty of southern Utah every conceivable way? There’s another — one that looks down on all the others. “Being in a [hot air] balloon is a unique experience. You are floating quietly over the landscape and it gives you a completely different perspective from that high up,” said Steve Simpson, who helped create the annual Bluff International Balloon Festival. “People talk about ... Valley of the Gods • Whitewater rafting. Mountain biking. Hiking. Scenic drives. Think you have experienced the natural beauty of southern Utah every conceivable way? There’s another — one that looks down on all the others. “Being in a [hot air] balloon is a unique experience. You are floating quietly over the landscape and it gives you a completely different perspective from that high up,” said Steve Simpson, who helped create the annual Bluff International Balloon Festival. “People talk about ... 57455357@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:05:01 MDT Richard Linklater on making ‘Boyhood,’ a year at a time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58238146-223/arquette-boyhood-film-hawke.html.csp Filmmaker Richard Linklater wanted to take a long look at childhood. “I wanted to tell a story about the whole process of growing up, not just one year, one moment, or that special moment of childhood,” Linklater said. “I was kind of concerned with … how the self emerges, somehow, out of this era of our lives. I kind of wanted to hit all those notes.” He wanted to employ a documentarian’s approach, to make “a longitudinal survey” of growing up by filming a few days every year, for 12 years. “It... Filmmaker Richard Linklater wanted to take a long look at childhood. “I wanted to tell a story about the whole process of growing up, not just one year, one moment, or that special moment of childhood,” Linklater said. “I was kind of concerned with … how the self emerges, somehow, out of this era of our lives. I kind of wanted to hit all those notes.” He wanted to employ a documentarian’s approach, to make “a longitudinal survey” of growing up by filming a few days every year, for 12 years. “It... 58238146@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:05:01 MDT Park City mayor to ski resort litigants: Get it together http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241656-78/ski-resort-park-pcmr.html.csp Park City Mayor Jack Thomas — along with most residents of Utah’s premier ski town — is losing patience with the land-lease dispute between Talisker Corp. and Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) that threatens to shutter the ski resort for the upcoming ski season and cripple the local economy. In a public statement, the mayor scolded both sides for not reaching an agreement that would keep PCMR open for the 2014-15 ski season and the foreseeable future. Thomas’ statement comes on the heels of an an... Park City Mayor Jack Thomas — along with most residents of Utah’s premier ski town — is losing patience with the land-lease dispute between Talisker Corp. and Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) that threatens to shutter the ski resort for the upcoming ski season and cripple the local economy. In a public statement, the mayor scolded both sides for not reaching an agreement that would keep PCMR open for the 2014-15 ski season and the foreseeable future. Thomas’ statement comes on the heels of an an... 58241656@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:05:01 MDT Polygamous trust fiduciary a witness in prostitution case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58242242-200/wisan-woman-officer-court.html.csp Police in Taylorsville found the man in charge of a state-run polygamous trust in a motel room with a suspected prostitute last year, newly obtained police and court documents show, and prosecutors say he has since failed to appear as a subpoenaed witness at the woman’s trial. Bruce Wisan, the fiduciary of the United Effort Plan, has not been charged with any crimes. And an attorney representing him, Catherine Cleveland, said in a message relayed through her law offices that Wisan was never in... Police in Taylorsville found the man in charge of a state-run polygamous trust in a motel room with a suspected prostitute last year, newly obtained police and court documents show, and prosecutors say he has since failed to appear as a subpoenaed witness at the woman’s trial. Bruce Wisan, the fiduciary of the United Effort Plan, has not been charged with any crimes. And an attorney representing him, Catherine Cleveland, said in a message relayed through her law offices that Wisan was never in... 58242242@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:05:01 MDT Cepeda: Teachers must not feel powerless http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58243292-82/teachers-teacher-feel-education.html.csp CHICAGO • Teachers feel powerless. This is the fundamental problem with education reform in America: The people who are most important in a child’s classroom feel they are effectively without a voice. When new teachers are concerned about their performance in the classroom, going to an assigned mentor opens the possibility of being perceived as weak or faltering. The additional fear is that an offhand remark that claims the newbie isn’t hacking it will reach a supervisor. When a t... CHICAGO • Teachers feel powerless. This is the fundamental problem with education reform in America: The people who are most important in a child’s classroom feel they are effectively without a voice. When new teachers are concerned about their performance in the classroom, going to an assigned mentor opens the possibility of being perceived as weak or faltering. The additional fear is that an offhand remark that claims the newbie isn’t hacking it will reach a supervisor. When a t... 58243292@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:01:03 MDT Your problem may not be with confrontation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58211169-223/mable-husband-mess-allen.html.csp Dear Carolyn • My husband and I are expecting a visit from my brother “Allen” soon. He is on again with his on-again/off-again (mostly off) girlfriend “Mable.” I consider Mable one of my close friends, but I openly admit she is a total slob. My husband has said that if Allen brings Mable when he visits, she is not welcome in our home. My husband likes Mable too, but he doesn’t want our house taken over by Mable’s mess. I am very nonconfrontational, and am already dreading telling my brother the ... Dear Carolyn • My husband and I are expecting a visit from my brother “Allen” soon. He is on again with his on-again/off-again (mostly off) girlfriend “Mable.” I consider Mable one of my close friends, but I openly admit she is a total slob. My husband has said that if Allen brings Mable when he visits, she is not welcome in our home. My husband likes Mable too, but he doesn’t want our house taken over by Mable’s mess. I am very nonconfrontational, and am already dreading telling my brother the ... 58211169@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:01:02 MDT Dionne: Republicans and loose talk of impeachment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58242112-82/impeachment-president-obama-republicans.html.csp WASHINGTON • If you attack the president repeatedly for law-breaking, executive overreach and deceiving the public and Congress, do you have an obligation to impeach him? This is the logical question Republicans are now trying to duck. There is a reason why impeachment is a big deal in Washington this week. It’s not just because a call to defend President Obama motivates the Democrats’ base, although it surely does. John Boehner is having trouble countering fears that House Republicans will... WASHINGTON • If you attack the president repeatedly for law-breaking, executive overreach and deceiving the public and Congress, do you have an obligation to impeach him? This is the logical question Republicans are now trying to duck. There is a reason why impeachment is a big deal in Washington this week. It’s not just because a call to defend President Obama motivates the Democrats’ base, although it surely does. John Boehner is having trouble countering fears that House Republicans will... 58242112@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:01:02 MDT BYU basketball: Collinsworth ‘ahead of schedule’ with ACL recovery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58237476-88/collinsworth-byu-tournament-cougars.html.csp Provo • The devastating knee injury that Kyle Collinsworth suffered in the West Coast Conference basketball championship game last March robbed him of the opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament, ruined many of his summer plans and has meant countless hours of rehabilitation for BYU’s best playmaker in 2013-14. Yet the rising junior has a surprising description of the ordeal four and a half months into what he hopes is a six-month recovery process. “It has been a blessing in disguise,” Collin... Provo • The devastating knee injury that Kyle Collinsworth suffered in the West Coast Conference basketball championship game last March robbed him of the opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament, ruined many of his summer plans and has meant countless hours of rehabilitation for BYU’s best playmaker in 2013-14. Yet the rising junior has a surprising description of the ordeal four and a half months into what he hopes is a six-month recovery process. “It has been a blessing in disguise,” Collin... 58237476@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:51:09 MDT Salt Lake Bees: Tacoma rallies to win 6-3 in Salt Lake http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58243627-77/bees-lake-salt-tacoma.html.csp Offensively and defensively, the Bees couldn’t have asked for a better start at unseasonably cool, windy Smith’s Ballpark on Wednesday night in front of 4,736 fans. The ending, however, left a lot to be desired — again. Blowing an early lead and wasting starter Caleb Clay’s gem through the first five innings, the Bees fell 6-3 to the Tacoma Rainiers in the second game of a four-game homestand. Salt Lake dropped to 46-66 and now has the worst record in the entire Pacific Coast League after 45-64 ... Offensively and defensively, the Bees couldn’t have asked for a better start at unseasonably cool, windy Smith’s Ballpark on Wednesday night in front of 4,736 fans. The ending, however, left a lot to be desired — again. Blowing an early lead and wasting starter Caleb Clay’s gem through the first five innings, the Bees fell 6-3 to the Tacoma Rainiers in the second game of a four-game homestand. Salt Lake dropped to 46-66 and now has the worst record in the entire Pacific Coast League after 45-64 ... 58243627@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:51:09 MDT NFL: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith focusing on football, not contract http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58243960-77/smith-chiefs-alex-contract.html.csp St. Joseph, Mo. • The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed. Sure, Smith politely answers every question about his uncertain future, but he also makes it clear that he would rather not. The Chiefs have been talking to his representatives for months about a contract extension, but the sides remain far apart in their negotiations. “You’re getting to the point... St. Joseph, Mo. • The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed. Sure, Smith politely answers every question about his uncertain future, but he also makes it clear that he would rather not. The Chiefs have been talking to his representatives for months about a contract extension, but the sides remain far apart in their negotiations. “You’re getting to the point... 58243960@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:51:09 MDT Real Salt Lake: RSL, Red Bulls draw 1-1 at Rio Tinto http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58244049-77/rsl-lake-plata-salt.html.csp Sandy • One of the best the game has ever seen did precisely what is expected of him when a ball rolled harmlessly at his feet atop the 18-yard box. When Tim Cahill received a cross to notice a defender on his back, he saw Thierry Henry. The superstar, in his 21st year as a professional, settled over the ball and did what he’s done tens of hundreds upon hundreds of times to clubs and defenses all over the world for the last three decades. He unleashed a ball into the back of the net. Through tr... Sandy • One of the best the game has ever seen did precisely what is expected of him when a ball rolled harmlessly at his feet atop the 18-yard box. When Tim Cahill received a cross to notice a defender on his back, he saw Thierry Henry. The superstar, in his 21st year as a professional, settled over the ball and did what he’s done tens of hundreds upon hundreds of times to clubs and defenses all over the world for the last three decades. He unleashed a ball into the back of the net. Through tr... 58244049@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:51:09 MDT Real Salt Lake: Joao Plata scores again in draw against N.Y. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58244349-77/plata-rsl-goal-lake.html.csp Joao Plata’s stats didn’t blow anyone away last year. The Ecuadorian striker tallied four goals in 29 appearances during his first season in Salt Lake. But Chris Wingert knew to expect more. “I told my dad last year this guy’s a goal scorer,” the RSL defender says. “He didn’t have big numbers last year, but you can just see the way he finishes in practice. He hits the heck out of the ball. He’s sharp around the goal. He has an unbelievable fighting spirit. … The guy competes like crazy - even wh... Joao Plata’s stats didn’t blow anyone away last year. The Ecuadorian striker tallied four goals in 29 appearances during his first season in Salt Lake. But Chris Wingert knew to expect more. “I told my dad last year this guy’s a goal scorer,” the RSL defender says. “He didn’t have big numbers last year, but you can just see the way he finishes in practice. He hits the heck out of the ball. He’s sharp around the goal. He has an unbelievable fighting spirit. … The guy competes like crazy - even wh... 58244349@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:51:09 MDT Correction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58242029-77/amet-ceo-comnietur-consed.html.csp Dan Shaw is the president and CEO of the Days of ‘47 Rodeo. A story published July 27 misidentified his title. Dan Shaw is the president and CEO of the Days of ‘47 Rodeo. A story published July 27 misidentified his title. 58242029@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:22:01 MDT Wasatch Front home prices rise, but sales continue to slump http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241168-79/percent-county-sales-lake.html.csp Home sales continued to slow along much of the Wasatch Front as rising prices, tighter lending and a lack of housing inventory pushed many would-be buyers to the sidelines. Sales of single-family homes in Salt Lake County dropped by 9 percent in the second quarter of 2014, compared with the same quarter last year, according to a new report. Home sales also fell in Davis and Utah counties, while Tooele and Weber counties posted modest gains. With sizable numbers of yearly home closings typicall... Home sales continued to slow along much of the Wasatch Front as rising prices, tighter lending and a lack of housing inventory pushed many would-be buyers to the sidelines. Sales of single-family homes in Salt Lake County dropped by 9 percent in the second quarter of 2014, compared with the same quarter last year, according to a new report. Home sales also fell in Davis and Utah counties, while Tooele and Weber counties posted modest gains. With sizable numbers of yearly home closings typicall... 58241168@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:04:40 MDT Utah women twice as likely as men to get low wages http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58241148-90/http-jobs-likely-low.html.csp Utah women are more than twice as likely as men to work at low-wage jobs paying less than $10.10 per hour — even when they have superior educations, according to a study released Wednesday by the National Women’s Law Center. It says 17.2 percent of Utah women work at low-wage jobs, compared to 7.4 percent of men. That means women are 2.3 times more likely to be in such jobs, slightly higher than the national average (2.1). The study adds that women make up 44.4 percent of Utah’s workforce, but h... Utah women are more than twice as likely as men to work at low-wage jobs paying less than $10.10 per hour — even when they have superior educations, according to a study released Wednesday by the National Women’s Law Center. It says 17.2 percent of Utah women work at low-wage jobs, compared to 7.4 percent of men. That means women are 2.3 times more likely to be in such jobs, slightly higher than the national average (2.1). The study adds that women make up 44.4 percent of Utah’s workforce, but h... 58241148@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:03:42 MDT 14 senators want Obama to create national monument in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58242954-90/bishop-canyonlands-create-greater.html.csp Fourteen liberal senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday urging him to create a new national monument in southeastern Utah forever protecting redrock mesas, ancient cliff dwellings and a hunting site that’s 12,000 years old. The letter is sure to irritate Utah’s members of Congress, who have attempted to curtail the president’s power to set aside such land and oppose a new Greater Canyonlands National Monument, which would block oil and gas drilling and other uses on 1.8 mi... Fourteen liberal senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday urging him to create a new national monument in southeastern Utah forever protecting redrock mesas, ancient cliff dwellings and a hunting site that’s 12,000 years old. The letter is sure to irritate Utah’s members of Congress, who have attempted to curtail the president’s power to set aside such land and oppose a new Greater Canyonlands National Monument, which would block oil and gas drilling and other uses on 1.8 mi... 58242954@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:03:14 MDT South Jordan OKs deal with school district, cools to the idea of a split http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58244227-78/district-jordan-south-likely.html.csp The South Jordan City Council unanimously approved an interlocal agreement Wednesday, but left the question of whether to put splitting from the Jordan School District on the ballot until its next meeting on Aug. 5. The decision came primarily because the Jordan school board approved South Jordan’s draft of the interlocal agreement Monday night and a new feasibility study indicated negative impacts for the city and students. Though about half of the public comment encouraged a split, all of the... The South Jordan City Council unanimously approved an interlocal agreement Wednesday, but left the question of whether to put splitting from the Jordan School District on the ballot until its next meeting on Aug. 5. The decision came primarily because the Jordan school board approved South Jordan’s draft of the interlocal agreement Monday night and a new feasibility study indicated negative impacts for the city and students. Though about half of the public comment encouraged a split, all of the... 58244227@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:02:53 MDT UTA offers transit service in Morgan; residents say, we don’t need it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58243645-78/uta-service-county-morgan.html.csp Morgan • Officials in tiny Morgan County, population 10,000, are proposing to join the Utah Transit Authority district — but a long line of residents attacked the move Wednesday at a standing-room-only public hearing with the UTA Board. “I don’t think we need it,” said resident Steve Rich to applause, adding that most residents handle their own transportation needs and help needy neighbors with trips. Resident Sue Craven worried the service could bring “tramps and vagrants” to the town. Others ... Morgan • Officials in tiny Morgan County, population 10,000, are proposing to join the Utah Transit Authority district — but a long line of residents attacked the move Wednesday at a standing-room-only public hearing with the UTA Board. “I don’t think we need it,” said resident Steve Rich to applause, adding that most residents handle their own transportation needs and help needy neighbors with trips. Resident Sue Craven worried the service could bring “tramps and vagrants” to the town. Others ... 58243645@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:02:24 MDT Charges filed against 69-year-old Utah man suspected of baseball bat attack http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58244252-78/victim-bat-baseball-bluffdale.html.csp A 69-year-old Bluffdale man is facing charges stemming from an incident in which he is accused of hitting a man in the head with a baseball bat. Charging documents filed in 3rd District Court on Wednesday state that the alleged attack occurred on July 3 when a man saw an advertisement on a trailer attached to a vehicle parked at 2240 W. 15000 South in Bluffdale. The man, for reasons that are unclear, wanted a picture of the advertisement, so he pulled out a camcorder and began to film it. That’s... A 69-year-old Bluffdale man is facing charges stemming from an incident in which he is accused of hitting a man in the head with a baseball bat. Charging documents filed in 3rd District Court on Wednesday state that the alleged attack occurred on July 3 when a man saw an advertisement on a trailer attached to a vehicle parked at 2240 W. 15000 South in Bluffdale. The man, for reasons that are unclear, wanted a picture of the advertisement, so he pulled out a camcorder and began to film it. That’s... 58244252@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:32:02 MDT Major League Soccer: Whitecaps and Fire play to 0-0 draw http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58244262-77/england-vancouver-chicago-colorado.html.csp Bridgeview, Ill. • Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson made a second half save to preserve the Fire’s 0-0 tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night. Vancouver’s Erik Hurtado had the Whitecaps’ best chance of the game in the 49th minute. He broke free of the defenders and cut to the center of the box, but his right-footed effort was knocked aside by Johnson. It was Johnson’s third shutout of the season and Vancouver goalkeeper David Ousted’s fifth. They each made two saves. Chicago is 3-5-1... Bridgeview, Ill. • Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson made a second half save to preserve the Fire’s 0-0 tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night. Vancouver’s Erik Hurtado had the Whitecaps’ best chance of the game in the 49th minute. He broke free of the defenders and cut to the center of the box, but his right-footed effort was knocked aside by Johnson. It was Johnson’s third shutout of the season and Vancouver goalkeeper David Ousted’s fifth. They each made two saves. Chicago is 3-5-1... 58244262@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:26:01 MDT Sports briefs: UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion drying out after flood http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58244091-77/court-guard-ucla-basketball.html.csp College Basketball • The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out Wednesday after the court was deluged by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst near the campus in Westwood. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said workers were busy cleaning up and assessing damage. Athletic director Dan Guerrero said the men’s and women’s basketball teams will play i... College Basketball • The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out Wednesday after the court was deluged by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst near the campus in Westwood. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said workers were busy cleaning up and assessing damage. Athletic director Dan Guerrero said the men’s and women’s basketball teams will play i... 58244091@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:48:02 MDT Utah man shot during emergency room incident pleads guilty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58238365-78/burr-emergency-attorney-report.html.csp Logan • When Jason James Burr brandished two handguns in a North Logan emergency room one day in May, it was a cry for help, his attorney said Wednesday. He went to that emergency room in pain, attorney David Perry told reporters after his client pleaded guilty to reduced charges. He was suicidal and thought a police officer might kill him. “His behavior in the emergency room — he did have the guns out,” Perry said. “He was not pointing them at people. He was not threatening. It was basically a ... Logan • When Jason James Burr brandished two handguns in a North Logan emergency room one day in May, it was a cry for help, his attorney said Wednesday. He went to that emergency room in pain, attorney David Perry told reporters after his client pleaded guilty to reduced charges. He was suicidal and thought a police officer might kill him. “His behavior in the emergency room — he did have the guns out,” Perry said. “He was not pointing them at people. He was not threatening. It was basically a ... 58238365@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:25:36 MDT Whole Foods plans a major marketing push http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243272-79/foods-percent-company-cents.html.csp Whole Foods is getting ready to launch its first national marketing campaign and expand home delivery as it looks to fend off bigger players muscling into the organic and natural foods category. Based in Austin, Texas, the company said this fall’s marketing campaign will explain to customers what makes it different and why it’s better than other supermarkets. “We believe there are real and substantive differences in the company and in the values and the foods that we sell,” said Walter Robb, co-... Whole Foods is getting ready to launch its first national marketing campaign and expand home delivery as it looks to fend off bigger players muscling into the organic and natural foods category. Based in Austin, Texas, the company said this fall’s marketing campaign will explain to customers what makes it different and why it’s better than other supermarkets. “We believe there are real and substantive differences in the company and in the values and the foods that we sell,” said Walter Robb, co-... 58243272@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:23:47 MDT Utah dad inspires young son’s award-winning video http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241102-78/david-eric-video-utah.html.csp When Eric Gillespie asked his dad to be the star of his film about inspiration, his father was hesitant. “I was very skeptical anyone would find my story inspirational,” David Gillespie said. “I’ve only done a few marathons.” His son, then in fourth grade, knew better. David didn’t run those marathons — he completed them via handcycling despite being paralyzed from the chest down. “He does things other people wouldn’t even try doing,” said Eric, who is 10 and will be a fifth-grader at Bountiful... When Eric Gillespie asked his dad to be the star of his film about inspiration, his father was hesitant. “I was very skeptical anyone would find my story inspirational,” David Gillespie said. “I’ve only done a few marathons.” His son, then in fourth grade, knew better. David didn’t run those marathons — he completed them via handcycling despite being paralyzed from the chest down. “He does things other people wouldn’t even try doing,” said Eric, who is 10 and will be a fifth-grader at Bountiful... 58241102@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:23:33 MDT Cowboys sign OT Smith to eight-year extension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58244090-77/smith-cowboys-million-nfl.html.csp Oxnard, Calif. • Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo. The Pro Bowl left tackle signed an eight-year, $98 million extension Wednesday that pushes the total value of his deal to $110 million over 10 years, locking him up through 2023. The extension includes a $10 million signing bonus and $40 million in guaranteed money. Smith joins Romo as the only Cowboys with contracts valued at more than $100 mill... Oxnard, Calif. • Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo. The Pro Bowl left tackle signed an eight-year, $98 million extension Wednesday that pushes the total value of his deal to $110 million over 10 years, locking him up through 2023. The extension includes a $10 million signing bonus and $40 million in guaranteed money. Smith joins Romo as the only Cowboys with contracts valued at more than $100 mill... 58244090@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:22:01 MDT Ebola forces Peace Corps to pull out of West Africa http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243881-68/ebola-liberia-volunteers-contact.html.csp Monrovia, Liberia • The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus. Meanwhile, Liberia’s president ordered the nation’s schools to shut down and most civil servants to stay home as fears deepened over the virus that already has killed more th... Monrovia, Liberia • The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus. Meanwhile, Liberia’s president ordered the nation’s schools to shut down and most civil servants to stay home as fears deepened over the virus that already has killed more th... 58243881@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:15:02 MDT Experts don’t expect to reach Ukraine plane-crash site soon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243963-68/ukrainian-ukraine-rebels-site.html.csp Donetsk, Ukraine • Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones. Fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels has kept away international police charged with securing the site, a sprawling area of farmland and villages. And until it’s secured, there is no way fo... Donetsk, Ukraine • Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones. Fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels has kept away international police charged with securing the site, a sprawling area of farmland and villages. And until it’s secured, there is no way fo... 58243963@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:14:02 MDT Police arrest one, seek another suspect in Utah roofing scam http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58243928-78/office-sheriff-money-county.html.csp Police have arrested a 46-year-old woman they say was involved in a series of scams in Weber County, but her male accomplice remains at large. The two are suspected of operating an illegal roofing company, bilking homeowners of money for nonexistent or unfinished re-roofing work, according to a release from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office. In five reported cases, the man quoted a low price for the job before requesting money in advance to cover the cost of materials, the sheriff’s office said... Police have arrested a 46-year-old woman they say was involved in a series of scams in Weber County, but her male accomplice remains at large. The two are suspected of operating an illegal roofing company, bilking homeowners of money for nonexistent or unfinished re-roofing work, according to a release from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office. In five reported cases, the man quoted a low price for the job before requesting money in advance to cover the cost of materials, the sheriff’s office said... 58243928@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:39:02 MDT Thursday’s TV/radio sports programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58243466-77/round-tgc-radio-barracuda.html.csp Television Golf • WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, first round, noon, TGC • PGA Tour, Barracuda Championship, first round, 3:30 p.m., TGC MLB • Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 11 a.m., WGN Soccer • Exhibition, Bundesliga/Liga MX, Bayern Munich vs. Guadalajara, at Harrison, N.J. Radio Minor league baseball • Tacoma at Salt Lake, 8 p.m., 1280 AM, 960 AM • Ogden at Orem, 7 p.m., 97.5 FM The Big Show • Hosted by Tribune columnist Gordon Monson, 3 p.m., 1280 AM, 960 AM, 97.5 FM Television Golf • WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, first round, noon, TGC • PGA Tour, Barracuda Championship, first round, 3:30 p.m., TGC MLB • Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 11 a.m., WGN Soccer • Exhibition, Bundesliga/Liga MX, Bayern Munich vs. Guadalajara, at Harrison, N.J. Radio Minor league baseball • Tacoma at Salt Lake, 8 p.m., 1280 AM, 960 AM • Ogden at Orem, 7 p.m., 97.5 FM The Big Show • Hosted by Tribune columnist Gordon Monson, 3 p.m., 1280 AM, 960 AM, 97.5 FM 58243466@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:20:01 MDT Israeli shelling strikes U.N. school, crowded market http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243639-68/israeli-gaza-fire-hamas.html.csp Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel’s stepped up campaign against Gaza’s Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian lives. After the strikes near the shopping area in Gaza City, bodies lay scattered in the streets as the wounded screamed for help. “Where is the ambulance?” one man moaned as he lay on the blood-soaked grou... Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel’s stepped up campaign against Gaza’s Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian lives. After the strikes near the shopping area in Gaza City, bodies lay scattered in the streets as the wounded screamed for help. “Where is the ambulance?” one man moaned as he lay on the blood-soaked grou... 58243639@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:17:02 MDT Report: Powell not told early about CIA interrogation techniques http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243447-68/report-cia-senate-document.html.csp Washington • A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff. The still-classified report also says some ambassadors who were informed about interrogations of al-Qaida detainees at so-called black sites in their countries were instructed not to tell th... Washington • A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff. The still-classified report also says some ambassadors who were informed about interrogations of al-Qaida detainees at so-called black sites in their countries were instructed not to tell th... 58243447@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:13:01 MDT House OKs V.A. health-care overhaul http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243467-68/veterans-bill-care-billion.html.csp Washington • The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. The $16.3 billion measure also would allow the V.A. to hire thousands of doctors and nurses and rewrite employment rules to make it easier to fire senior executives judged to be negligent or performing poorly. The 420-5 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by Friday. The bill includes $10 ... Washington • The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. The $16.3 billion measure also would allow the V.A. to hire thousands of doctors and nurses and rewrite employment rules to make it easier to fire senior executives judged to be negligent or performing poorly. The 420-5 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by Friday. The bill includes $10 ... 58243467@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:41:01 MDT For selling risky mortgages, Bank of America fined $1.3B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243249-68/bank-countrywide-america-financial.html.csp New York • A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments. The fine was against Countrywide Financial, which Bank of America purchased in 2008 as the financial crisis was unfolding. It is the latest legal ruling against Wall Street. A jury found in October 2013 that BofA was liable for Countrywide’s role in selling risky loans to the governmen... New York • A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments. The fine was against Countrywide Financial, which Bank of America purchased in 2008 as the financial crisis was unfolding. It is the latest legal ruling against Wall Street. A jury found in October 2013 that BofA was liable for Countrywide’s role in selling risky loans to the governmen... 58243249@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:40:01 MDT Glazers seeking $150 million selling Man U shares http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243100-79/club-shares-glazers-million.html.csp Manchester United’s American owners are set to raise around $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange. The English Premier League club announced Wednesday that the Glazer family is selling 8 million shares with reduced voting rights, which equates to around 5 percent of the business. The Glazers, who maintain control of the club, previously sold 10 percent of their holding via a stock listing in 2012. The latest share sale was announced on a day when... Manchester United’s American owners are set to raise around $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange. The English Premier League club announced Wednesday that the Glazer family is selling 8 million shares with reduced voting rights, which equates to around 5 percent of the business. The Glazers, who maintain control of the club, previously sold 10 percent of their holding via a stock listing in 2012. The latest share sale was announced on a day when... 58243100@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:34:01 MDT Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243258-68/ship-center-trade-1773.html.csp Mark Lennihan | AP file photo Planks of an 18th century ship stick out of the mud at the World Trade Center construction site in New York in 2010. Columbia University scientists say this week they have determined wood used in the ship’s frame came from a Philadelphia-area forest in 1773. Mark Lennihan | AP file photo Planks of an 18th century ship stick out of the mud at the World Trade Center construction site in New York in 2010. Columbia University scientists say this week they have determined wood used in the ship’s frame came from a Philadelphia-area forest in 1773. 58243258@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:04:02 MDT Ax slices through car windshield on highway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243264-68/car-police-windshield-topsfield.html.csp Topsfield, Mass. • It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car. Massachusetts State Police say the ax bounced out of a landscaper’s dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 95 in Topsfield. The handle was sticking through the windshield. Police say the car’s passenger was “shaken up” but not hurt. The truck driver was cited for failing to secure the ax, which carries a $200 fine. Police say it could have been worse if the car’s... Topsfield, Mass. • It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car. Massachusetts State Police say the ax bounced out of a landscaper’s dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 95 in Topsfield. The handle was sticking through the windshield. Police say the car’s passenger was “shaken up” but not hurt. The truck driver was cited for failing to secure the ax, which carries a $200 fine. Police say it could have been worse if the car’s... 58243264@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:04:02 MDT Witnesses: Cameras were monitoring Oklahoma City federal building http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58238617-78/building-bombing-federal-oklahoma.html.csp An Oklahoma City woman who lost her two young grandsons in the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building testified Wednesday that her nearby apartment building had exterior surveillance cameras facing the federal building. Jannie Coverdale also testified that an Oklahoma City police officer and an FBI agent came to Regency Tower, which is west of the Murrah Building, more than six months after the bombing. The police officer told her the two were going to the fifth floor to review the surveil... An Oklahoma City woman who lost her two young grandsons in the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building testified Wednesday that her nearby apartment building had exterior surveillance cameras facing the federal building. Jannie Coverdale also testified that an Oklahoma City police officer and an FBI agent came to Regency Tower, which is west of the Murrah Building, more than six months after the bombing. The police officer told her the two were going to the fifth floor to review the surveil... 58238617@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:02:17 MDT Officials: Videotape shows ‘inappropriate touching’ by former Utah bus driver http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58238266-78/carrell-bus-abuse-district.html.csp Former Canyons School District bus driver John Martin Carrell — accused of molesting two 5-year-old Sandy girls — went through training that included a no-contact policy, the school district’s human resources director testified Wednesday during a preliminary hearing that is scheduled to conclude on Thursday. Steven Dimond testified that school bus drivers can high-five, knuckle-bump, and help kids into seats, but no other contact. “[Conduct] is respectful, it’s courteous, it’s kind, but there’s... Former Canyons School District bus driver John Martin Carrell — accused of molesting two 5-year-old Sandy girls — went through training that included a no-contact policy, the school district’s human resources director testified Wednesday during a preliminary hearing that is scheduled to conclude on Thursday. Steven Dimond testified that school bus drivers can high-five, knuckle-bump, and help kids into seats, but no other contact. “[Conduct] is respectful, it’s courteous, it’s kind, but there’s... 58238266@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:02:00 MDT Police dog bites suspected Utah school burglar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58243179-78/police-horsley-west-dispatchers.html.csp A man who police say was stealing technology equipment from a West Valley City elementary school, had his ear nearly bitten off by a police dog Wednesday when he refused to surrender. Granite School District Police dispatchers were alerted to the alleged burglary at Pioneer Elementary School, 3860 S. 3380 West, when an alarm was tripped at about 2:00 a.m., said school district spokesman Ben Horsley. The school’s security system enabled dispatchers to listen in on two men, aged 26 and 18, discuss... A man who police say was stealing technology equipment from a West Valley City elementary school, had his ear nearly bitten off by a police dog Wednesday when he refused to surrender. Granite School District Police dispatchers were alerted to the alleged burglary at Pioneer Elementary School, 3860 S. 3380 West, when an alarm was tripped at about 2:00 a.m., said school district spokesman Ben Horsley. The school’s security system enabled dispatchers to listen in on two men, aged 26 and 18, discuss... 58243179@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:00:24 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘The Flash’ takes the early lead over ‘Gotham’ in fall TV lineup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58238273-223/flash-gotham-iframe-com.html.csp Having watched all the available pilots for all the upcoming fall shows, maybe the biggest surprise for me is that, while I like “Gotham” a lot, I like “The Flash” more. These are not full-blown reviews. Both these pilots may be tweaked before they air, so it’s possible I could change my mind about one or both of them. “Gotham” is scheduled to premiere Monday, Sept. 22, on Fox; “The Flash” is scheduled to premiere Tuesday, Oct. 7, on The CW. Don’t get me wrong. My first impression of both shows... Having watched all the available pilots for all the upcoming fall shows, maybe the biggest surprise for me is that, while I like “Gotham” a lot, I like “The Flash” more. These are not full-blown reviews. Both these pilots may be tweaked before they air, so it’s possible I could change my mind about one or both of them. “Gotham” is scheduled to premiere Monday, Sept. 22, on Fox; “The Flash” is scheduled to premiere Tuesday, Oct. 7, on The CW. Don’t get me wrong. My first impression of both shows... 58238273@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:52:35 MDT Bank scandal tarnishes powerful Portuguese family http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243089-79/espirito-family-santo-bank.html.csp Lisbon • Portugal’s Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe’s last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting irregularities, huge unreported debts, record losses at the family bank and a police investigation. The scandal bears the hallmarks of the recent European financial crisis, and the difficulties at Banco Espirito Santo — for years Portugal’s largest private bank — ... Lisbon • Portugal’s Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe’s last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting irregularities, huge unreported debts, record losses at the family bank and a police investigation. The scandal bears the hallmarks of the recent European financial crisis, and the difficulties at Banco Espirito Santo — for years Portugal’s largest private bank — ... 58243089@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:52:01 MDT Complex housing Playboy selling for $210 million? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243379-79/complex-210-deal-housing.html.csp Los Angeles • A three-building Beverly Hills office complex that includes the headquarters of Playboy Enterprises is being sold for $210 million, according to two people with knowledge of the agreement. Tishman Speyer agreed to sell the property to New York- based Rockefeller Group International in a deal scheduled to close by Aug. 1, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the transaction is private. Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and United Talent Agency also have offices at th... Los Angeles • A three-building Beverly Hills office complex that includes the headquarters of Playboy Enterprises is being sold for $210 million, according to two people with knowledge of the agreement. Tishman Speyer agreed to sell the property to New York- based Rockefeller Group International in a deal scheduled to close by Aug. 1, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the transaction is private. Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and United Talent Agency also have offices at th... 58243379@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:38:02 MDT Phillips 66’s profits fall as it pivots to chemicals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243360-79/gas-phillips-prices-natural.html.csp Houston • Phillips 66, the refining company that saw its shares drop last month on news of expanded U.S. oil exports, said second-quarter profit declined 9.9 percent as its effort to boost natural gas liquids sales fell short of analysts’ expectations. Net income fell to $863 million, or $1.51 a share, from $958 million, or $1.53, a year earlier, the Houston-based company said Wednesday. Excluding one-time items, per-share profit missed the $1.69 average of 13 analysts’ estimates compiled by Blo... Houston • Phillips 66, the refining company that saw its shares drop last month on news of expanded U.S. oil exports, said second-quarter profit declined 9.9 percent as its effort to boost natural gas liquids sales fell short of analysts’ expectations. Net income fell to $863 million, or $1.51 a share, from $958 million, or $1.53, a year earlier, the Houston-based company said Wednesday. Excluding one-time items, per-share profit missed the $1.69 average of 13 analysts’ estimates compiled by Blo... 58243360@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:33:01 MDT Bagley Cartoon: Boehner Blows Smoke http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58243348-82/bagley-cartoon-facebook-lake.html.csp This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday, July 31, 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 Thursday, July 31, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. 58243348@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:31:01 MDT Smallest cattle herd in 40 years means costly beef http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243339-79/cattle-beef-percent-week.html.csp Chicago • Feeder-cattle futures rose, heading for the longest rally in 37 years, with the smallest total for the U.S. herd in four decades signaling higher beef costs. Cattle inventories as of July 1 fell to the lowest for the date since records began in 1973, the Department of Agriculture data said last week. Gains in consumer spending helped the economy rebound more than forecast in the second quarter, according to government figures Wednesday. Retail ground beef and boneless sirloin-steak cos... Chicago • Feeder-cattle futures rose, heading for the longest rally in 37 years, with the smallest total for the U.S. herd in four decades signaling higher beef costs. Cattle inventories as of July 1 fell to the lowest for the date since records began in 1973, the Department of Agriculture data said last week. Gains in consumer spending helped the economy rebound more than forecast in the second quarter, according to government figures Wednesday. Retail ground beef and boneless sirloin-steak cos... 58243339@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:29:01 MDT Letter: Gazans played role in their fate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58234118-82/gaza-israel-bagley-cartoon.html.csp Speaking as a fan of Pat Bagley and as an American Jew who has no problem criticizing the Netanyahu government’s settlement policies that are a major obstacle to implementing a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I must point out that Bagley’s July 19 cartoon on the tragic situation in Gaza gets its chronology exactly backwards in saying that Gazans’ desire to destroy Israel is a result of being crammed into refugee camps since 1948. In fact, their desire to destroy Israel pr... Speaking as a fan of Pat Bagley and as an American Jew who has no problem criticizing the Netanyahu government’s settlement policies that are a major obstacle to implementing a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I must point out that Bagley’s July 19 cartoon on the tragic situation in Gaza gets its chronology exactly backwards in saying that Gazans’ desire to destroy Israel is a result of being crammed into refugee camps since 1948. In fact, their desire to destroy Israel pr... 58234118@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:02 MDT Editorial: Owners must keep Park City Resort operating http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58237673-82/pcmr-park-powdr-ski.html.csp The ski industry titans facing off over Park City Mountain Resort may be headed to a truce that would allow the resort to open for the season, and that is a necessity for Park City and the rest of the state. The idea is to allow the owner of PCMR to post a bond to cover costs incurred by Talisker Corp., which is PCMR’s landlord for 2,800 acres of its ski terrain.  This situation was created after PCMR’s owner, Powdr Corp., made one of the most monumental blunders in Utah business history, faili... The ski industry titans facing off over Park City Mountain Resort may be headed to a truce that would allow the resort to open for the season, and that is a necessity for Park City and the rest of the state. The idea is to allow the owner of PCMR to post a bond to cover costs incurred by Talisker Corp., which is PCMR’s landlord for 2,800 acres of its ski terrain.  This situation was created after PCMR’s owner, Powdr Corp., made one of the most monumental blunders in Utah business history, faili... 58237673@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:02 MDT Letter: Don’t privatize our public lands http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241202-82/lands-public-takeover-west.html.csp Pat Bagley’s cartoon was timely (“Public lands takeover,” July 27). It spells out the intent of the organizers to privatize public lands. This is their goal. The intended consequences are frightening enough, but it is the unintended consequences that are really frightening. One, for example, is water. Almost all of our water rises on public lands. John Wesley Powell in his report on arid lands of the West in 1871 made a point that lands in the West cannot be parceled out in the same way as the ... Pat Bagley’s cartoon was timely (“Public lands takeover,” July 27). It spells out the intent of the organizers to privatize public lands. This is their goal. The intended consequences are frightening enough, but it is the unintended consequences that are really frightening. One, for example, is water. Almost all of our water rises on public lands. John Wesley Powell in his report on arid lands of the West in 1871 made a point that lands in the West cannot be parceled out in the same way as the ... 58241202@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:02 MDT Letter: Test a real gun law in the courts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241219-82/gun-court-laws-real.html.csp The Tribune reported that a federal judge overturned Washington D.C.’s total ban of handguns outside the home. It’s been over six years since the Supreme Court’s ruling in District of Columbia vs. Heller, holding that the 2nd Amendment applies to individuals but that it is not unlimited in its application. The Court appeared to strongly suggest that many of today’s gun control laws are Constitutionally valid. I believe it is time that reasonable gun control legislation be litigated so that ... The Tribune reported that a federal judge overturned Washington D.C.’s total ban of handguns outside the home. It’s been over six years since the Supreme Court’s ruling in District of Columbia vs. Heller, holding that the 2nd Amendment applies to individuals but that it is not unlimited in its application. The Court appeared to strongly suggest that many of today’s gun control laws are Constitutionally valid. I believe it is time that reasonable gun control legislation be litigated so that ... 58241219@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:02 MDT Letter: Why should only police have guns? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241249-82/bad-guns-guys-law.html.csp Hypothesis: All of us law-abiding citizens would agree to give up our guns and “license to carry” permits on the condition that all law enforcement officers would do the same. The protest would be deafening! They would retort, “We face bad guys who have guns!” We would reply, “Bad guys with guns break into our homes and we, unlike law enforcement officers, do not have the luxury of a ‘take-home patrol car’ parked in our driveways that says to the bad guys, ‘There’s a gun in that house and som... Hypothesis: All of us law-abiding citizens would agree to give up our guns and “license to carry” permits on the condition that all law enforcement officers would do the same. The protest would be deafening! They would retort, “We face bad guys who have guns!” We would reply, “Bad guys with guns break into our homes and we, unlike law enforcement officers, do not have the luxury of a ‘take-home patrol car’ parked in our driveways that says to the bad guys, ‘There’s a gun in that house and som... 58241249@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:02 MDT Letter: Solar fee meant to protect coal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241262-82/coal-energy-charge-solar.html.csp Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) is asking the Utah Public Service Commission (PSC) for permission to add a monthly charge of $4.65 to those who have installed solar panels. These panels produce electricity using the sun as an energy source. Any surplus electricity generated is sold back to RMP, and the customer pays a monthly net energy charge. The utility claims this charge is needed to pay for maintenance on their grid and other capital expenses. But their real reason remains hidden. They do not wa... Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) is asking the Utah Public Service Commission (PSC) for permission to add a monthly charge of $4.65 to those who have installed solar panels. These panels produce electricity using the sun as an energy source. Any surplus electricity generated is sold back to RMP, and the customer pays a monthly net energy charge. The utility claims this charge is needed to pay for maintenance on their grid and other capital expenses. But their real reason remains hidden. They do not wa... 58241262@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:02 MDT Letter: Kudos to Burbank in Geist saga http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241285-82/dog-burbank-facebook-kendall.html.csp Kudos to Chief of Police Chris Burbank in the “Justice for Geist” saga. As a dog owner of a lovable but aggressively protective dog, I see the fear in other people’s demeanor when my dog sees them as a threat to my person. She’d scare me. So an officer made an immediate and fatal call of judgment. Regrettable. Now Sean Kendall is apologizing for posting to Facebook in a rash manner due to stress and poor judgment. And he had the luxury of time and forethought before his rash posts on Facebook, a... Kudos to Chief of Police Chris Burbank in the “Justice for Geist” saga. As a dog owner of a lovable but aggressively protective dog, I see the fear in other people’s demeanor when my dog sees them as a threat to my person. She’d scare me. So an officer made an immediate and fatal call of judgment. Regrettable. Now Sean Kendall is apologizing for posting to Facebook in a rash manner due to stress and poor judgment. And he had the luxury of time and forethought before his rash posts on Facebook, a... 58241285@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:02 MDT Boeing will assemble 787-10 in South Carolina http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243298-79/787-10-carolina-south-boeing.html.csp New York • Boeing said final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its “Dreamliner” aircraft, will take place in South Carolina. The company says the work will be done in North Charleston, South Carolina, because the plane is too large to efficiently transport it from North Charleston to a facility in Washington state. The 787-10 is still being designed and Boeing expects to start final assembly of the first planes in 2017. The 787-10 will be 18 feet longer than 787-9 aircraf... New York • Boeing said final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its “Dreamliner” aircraft, will take place in South Carolina. The company says the work will be done in North Charleston, South Carolina, because the plane is too large to efficiently transport it from North Charleston to a facility in Washington state. The 787-10 is still being designed and Boeing expects to start final assembly of the first planes in 2017. The 787-10 will be 18 feet longer than 787-9 aircraf... 58243298@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:18:01 MDT New ‘know your customer’ rules proposed for banks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243278-79/rules-banks-financial-firms.html.csp Washington • The U.S. government is proposing new rules for banks and other financial firms aimed at preventing the use of anonymous companies to launder illicit profits. The Treasury Department opened the proposal Wednesday to public comment for 60 days. The so-called “know your customer” rules would add a requirement that financial firms know and verify the identities of the people who control companies, known as beneficial owners. Under current rules financial firms are required to report sus... Washington • The U.S. government is proposing new rules for banks and other financial firms aimed at preventing the use of anonymous companies to launder illicit profits. The Treasury Department opened the proposal Wednesday to public comment for 60 days. The so-called “know your customer” rules would add a requirement that financial firms know and verify the identities of the people who control companies, known as beneficial owners. Under current rules financial firms are required to report sus... 58243278@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:14:01 MDT Utah Republicans join GOP-led House in OKing suit vs. Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243176-68/obama-republicans-lawsuit-democrats.html.csp Washington • A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. Just a day before lawmakers were to begin a five-week summer recess, debate over the proposed lawsuit underscored the harshly partisan tone that has dominated the Congress... Washington • A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. Just a day before lawmakers were to begin a five-week summer recess, debate over the proposed lawsuit underscored the harshly partisan tone that has dominated the Congress... 58243176@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:12:34 MDT Judge: Peanut salmonella trial may exceed 2 months http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243257-79/peanut-plant-salmonella-trial.html.csp Albany, Ga. • The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a southwest Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up for more than two months, the trial judge said Wednesday. U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands told several dozen people called for jury duty that prosecutors alone may need eight weeks to present evidence at the trial of former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, his brother and food broker, Michael Parnell, and the peanut plan... Albany, Ga. • The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a southwest Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up for more than two months, the trial judge said Wednesday. U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands told several dozen people called for jury duty that prosecutors alone may need eight weeks to present evidence at the trial of former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, his brother and food broker, Michael Parnell, and the peanut plan... 58243257@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:12:01 MDT Fibroid treatment device withdrawn from market http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243234-79/devices-market-cancer-device.html.csp Washington • Johnson & Johnson is asking surgeons not to use a line of devices for removing growths from the uterus amid regulators’ growing concern that the electronic surgical tools raise the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of the body. In April, J&J suspended sales of the devices, known as laparoscopic power morcellators, after the Food and Drug Administration discouraged doctors from using them. Surgeons use the devices to treat painful fibroids, either by removing the growths themse... Washington • Johnson & Johnson is asking surgeons not to use a line of devices for removing growths from the uterus amid regulators’ growing concern that the electronic surgical tools raise the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of the body. In April, J&J suspended sales of the devices, known as laparoscopic power morcellators, after the Food and Drug Administration discouraged doctors from using them. Surgeons use the devices to treat painful fibroids, either by removing the growths themse... 58243234@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:05:02 MDT GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243178-79/tax-bill-companies-overseas.html.csp Washington • Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. The bill would have prohibited companies from deducting expenses related to moving their operations to a foreign country. It also would have offered tax credits to companies that move operations to the U.S. from a foreign country. The Senate voted 54-42 to end debate on the bill, six short of the 60 votes needed to advance it. The White House says Preside... Washington • Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. The bill would have prohibited companies from deducting expenses related to moving their operations to a foreign country. It also would have offered tax credits to companies that move operations to the U.S. from a foreign country. The Senate voted 54-42 to end debate on the bill, six short of the 60 votes needed to advance it. The White House says Preside... 58243178@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:56:01 MDT Portland OK of short-term rentals boosts websites http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58243131-78/airbnb-portland-lodging-rentals.html.csp Portland, Ore. • The City Council legalized short-term rentals in single-family homes Wednesday, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb. Homeowners will be allowed to rent one or two bedrooms once a safety inspection is done and neighbors are notified. Mayor Charlie Hales and city commissioners said they want Portland to be active in the “sharing economy.” Later this year, they plan to discuss whether to also legalize short-term rentals in apartment buildings and condos. “I ha... Portland, Ore. • The City Council legalized short-term rentals in single-family homes Wednesday, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb. Homeowners will be allowed to rent one or two bedrooms once a safety inspection is done and neighbors are notified. Mayor Charlie Hales and city commissioners said they want Portland to be active in the “sharing economy.” Later this year, they plan to discuss whether to also legalize short-term rentals in apartment buildings and condos. “I ha... 58243131@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:37:01 MDT Colin Powell maybe not told early about CIA torture techniques http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243110-68/report-cia-document-senate.html.csp Washington • A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff. The still-classified report also says some ambassadors who were informed about interrogations of al-Qaida detainees at so-called black sites in their countries were instructed not to tell the... Washington • A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff. The still-classified report also says some ambassadors who were informed about interrogations of al-Qaida detainees at so-called black sites in their countries were instructed not to tell the... 58243110@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:34:35 MDT U.S. judge slaps $1.3B fine on Bank of America http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243111-79/bank-america-countrywide-financial.html.csp New York • A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments. The fine was against Countrywide, which Bank of America purchased in 2008 as the financial crisis was unfolding. It is the latest legal ruling against Wall Street. A jury found in October 2013 that BofA was liable for Countrywide’s role in selling risky loans to the government housing a... New York • A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments. The fine was against Countrywide, which Bank of America purchased in 2008 as the financial crisis was unfolding. It is the latest legal ruling against Wall Street. A jury found in October 2013 that BofA was liable for Countrywide’s role in selling risky loans to the government housing a... 58243111@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:28:02 MDT Sugar manufacturers battling corn syrup folks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243043-79/sugar-berg-corn-syrup.html.csp Fargo, N.D. • Lawyers for the corn syrup industry said Wednesday that American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg would be a good witness in a federal lawsuit filed by refined sugar manufacturers because his company isn’t directly involved in the case and he can be more forthcoming than other industry executives. Berg, head of the largest sugar beet processor in the country, is contesting a subpoena to testify in the case, in which the sugar makers are suing over the corn syrup industry’s marketin... Fargo, N.D. • Lawyers for the corn syrup industry said Wednesday that American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg would be a good witness in a federal lawsuit filed by refined sugar manufacturers because his company isn’t directly involved in the case and he can be more forthcoming than other industry executives. Berg, head of the largest sugar beet processor in the country, is contesting a subpoena to testify in the case, in which the sugar makers are suing over the corn syrup industry’s marketin... 58243043@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:13:02 MDT Bear break-in closes Book Cliffs campground http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58243036-78/bear-book-cliffs-area.html.csp Vernal • Federal land managers are barring overnight stays at a popular camping area near eastern Utah’s Book Cliffs after a black bear broke into two unoccupied camping trailers, rummaged through cupboards and chewed cans. Wildlife officials say daytime visitors to the PR Springs and Willow Canyon areas should be cautious until the bear is captured. Ron Stewart, a state Division of Wildlife Resources manager, says the bear climbed in through the top of one camper after removing a skylight. Stew... Vernal • Federal land managers are barring overnight stays at a popular camping area near eastern Utah’s Book Cliffs after a black bear broke into two unoccupied camping trailers, rummaged through cupboards and chewed cans. Wildlife officials say daytime visitors to the PR Springs and Willow Canyon areas should be cautious until the bear is captured. Ron Stewart, a state Division of Wildlife Resources manager, says the bear climbed in through the top of one camper after removing a skylight. Stew... 58243036@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:11:02 MDT Second fine levied against Ohio prison food vendor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243007-79/aramark-ohio-fine-state.html.csp Columbus, Ohio • State officials on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee. The $130,200 fine against Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services covered continued staffing shortages, unacceptable food substitutions and shortages and sanitation issues, including maggots observed in food service operations at five prisons this month and last, a... Columbus, Ohio • State officials on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee. The $130,200 fine against Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services covered continued staffing shortages, unacceptable food substitutions and shortages and sanitation issues, including maggots observed in food service operations at five prisons this month and last, a... 58243007@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:08:02 MDT Riverton faces lawsuit over rejection of plasma-donation clinic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58242627-90/according-behind-biolife-clinic.html.csp Behind closed doors Tuesday night, Riverton city officials discussed strategies for dealing with a lawsuit brought by a company denied its request to locate a plasma donation clinic in the southwest Salt Lake Valley municipality. Developers behind the plan filed the complaint last week in 3rd District Court claiming rejection of the application to build a plasma-collection clinic was illegal and politically motivated. The lawsuit was spurred by the City Council’s 3-1 vote earlier this month to r... Behind closed doors Tuesday night, Riverton city officials discussed strategies for dealing with a lawsuit brought by a company denied its request to locate a plasma donation clinic in the southwest Salt Lake Valley municipality. Developers behind the plan filed the complaint last week in 3rd District Court claiming rejection of the application to build a plasma-collection clinic was illegal and politically motivated. The lawsuit was spurred by the City Council’s 3-1 vote earlier this month to r... 58242627@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:50:33 MDT Denver Post: Has pot reached a tipping point in the U.S.? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241708-82/marijuana-favor-legalization-policies.html.csp Sometimes a bend in the road of history is such that its significance is hard to appreciate at the moment it happens. But that’s where the nation may be on legalization of marijuana. This week, The New York Times editorialized in favor of legalizing pot, a move quickly skewered by Nate Silver of the FiveThirtyEight blog with the headline, “Group of Liberal New Yorkers Wants to Legalize Weed.” And while Silver is right that The Times’ position is anti-climactic on one level, it also may be one of... Sometimes a bend in the road of history is such that its significance is hard to appreciate at the moment it happens. But that’s where the nation may be on legalization of marijuana. This week, The New York Times editorialized in favor of legalizing pot, a move quickly skewered by Nate Silver of the FiveThirtyEight blog with the headline, “Group of Liberal New Yorkers Wants to Legalize Weed.” And while Silver is right that The Times’ position is anti-climactic on one level, it also may be one of... 58241708@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:47:01 MDT Recreation: Is hoverboarding the next big water sport? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58229652-117/hoverboard-flyboard-hall-sports.html.csp The riders soar high into the air on what appears to be a hybrid of a snowboard and skateboard, a jetstream of water flowing behind them and crystal clear blue water shimmering underneath. &lt;freeform&gt; &lt;iframe width=”640” height=”400” src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/gMaDhkNJA2g?rel=0” frameborder=”0” allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt; The video from June has long since gone viral, a showcase of the potential future of water sports where aerial tricks and flying replace longstanding sports o... The riders soar high into the air on what appears to be a hybrid of a snowboard and skateboard, a jetstream of water flowing behind them and crystal clear blue water shimmering underneath. &lt;freeform&gt; &lt;iframe width=”640” height=”400” src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/gMaDhkNJA2g?rel=0” frameborder=”0” allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt; The video from June has long since gone viral, a showcase of the potential future of water sports where aerial tricks and flying replace longstanding sports o... 58229652@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:42:07 MDT Former Utah pilot sentenced for groping teenage girl on flight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241641-78/pascal-flight-asleep-girl.html.csp A former Utah airline pilot has been sentenced to just over two years in prison for groping a 14-year-old fellow passenger girl when he was off-duty on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City. Michael James Pascal, 46, of Park City, appeared in federal court Wednesday in Salt Lake City. “Whatever the sentence is, I will accept it,” he told U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball, saying he hoped to be a good father during his time in prison. On the October 2013 flight, the teenager awoke from a nap an... A former Utah airline pilot has been sentenced to just over two years in prison for groping a 14-year-old fellow passenger girl when he was off-duty on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City. Michael James Pascal, 46, of Park City, appeared in federal court Wednesday in Salt Lake City. “Whatever the sentence is, I will accept it,” he told U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball, saying he hoped to be a good father during his time in prison. On the October 2013 flight, the teenager awoke from a nap an... 58241641@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:42:07 MDT UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58242576-77/pauley-wooden-ucla-basketball.html.csp Los Angeles • The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out Wednesday after its court was deluged by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst near the campus in Westwood. The 49-year-old building containing precious artifacts from the Wooden era was renovated for $136 million less than two years ago. It has hosted some of college basketball’s grea... Los Angeles • The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged. Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out Wednesday after its court was deluged by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst near the campus in Westwood. The 49-year-old building containing precious artifacts from the Wooden era was renovated for $136 million less than two years ago. It has hosted some of college basketball’s grea... 58242576@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:44:58 MDT Millard County deputies shoot man who rammed several cruisers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58242069-78/county-sheriff-finlinson-office.html.csp Utah Highway Patrol and Utah County investigators are looking into the late Tuesday night shooting and wounding of a fugitive by Millard County sheriff’s deputies. A statement Wednesday from Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker’s office said the incident began about 7 p.m. Tuesday when deputies, accompanied by a Utah Adult Probation and Parole agent, tried to pull over a pickup truck driven by 42-year-old George Finlinson. Finlinson’s family and mental health workers reportedly had requested th... Utah Highway Patrol and Utah County investigators are looking into the late Tuesday night shooting and wounding of a fugitive by Millard County sheriff’s deputies. A statement Wednesday from Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker’s office said the incident began about 7 p.m. Tuesday when deputies, accompanied by a Utah Adult Probation and Parole agent, tried to pull over a pickup truck driven by 42-year-old George Finlinson. Finlinson’s family and mental health workers reportedly had requested th... 58242069@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:57:01 MDT Rainbow Gathering's 'Hitler' waves preliminary hearing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58242088-78/charged-garcia-novak-hearing.html.csp A Rainbow Gathering attendee accused of stabbing two men during the June-July camping fest in the mountains east of Heber has waived her right to a preliminary hearing. Leilani Novak-Garcia, 33, also known as “Hitler,” is charged in 4th District Court with a second-degree felony attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a man in the head and shoulder who was trying to get her to stop honking her car horn at about 1 a.m. on June 23. During the same episode, Novak-Garcia allegedly stabbed another ma... A Rainbow Gathering attendee accused of stabbing two men during the June-July camping fest in the mountains east of Heber has waived her right to a preliminary hearing. Leilani Novak-Garcia, 33, also known as “Hitler,” is charged in 4th District Court with a second-degree felony attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a man in the head and shoulder who was trying to get her to stop honking her car horn at about 1 a.m. on June 23. During the same episode, Novak-Garcia allegedly stabbed another ma... 58242088@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:56:01 MDT Concert preview: Austin Mahone calls Bieber comparisons ‘obnoxious’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58033147-223/mahone-austin-bieber-center.html.csp Austin Mahone is over the Justin Bieber comparisons. Like Bieber, Mahone got his start on YouTube and catapulted to teen heartthrob status with his female-centric pop sound and dance moves. But the 18-year-old says enough is enough. “I can kind of see where they’re coming from, but at the same time, it’s kind of obnoxious,” he said of the comparisons. “They see a young kid who sings and dances and … they’re like, ‘Oh another Justin Bieber.’ Like, you don’t even know. You don’t know me. You don... Austin Mahone is over the Justin Bieber comparisons. Like Bieber, Mahone got his start on YouTube and catapulted to teen heartthrob status with his female-centric pop sound and dance moves. But the 18-year-old says enough is enough. “I can kind of see where they’re coming from, but at the same time, it’s kind of obnoxious,” he said of the comparisons. “They see a young kid who sings and dances and … they’re like, ‘Oh another Justin Bieber.’ Like, you don’t even know. You don’t know me. You don... 58033147@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:14:02 MDT Utah man who traded gunfire with deputies ordered to stand trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241919-78/biedermann-ordered-counts-court.html.csp A man who exchanged gunfire with Iron County Sheriff’s deputies last December was ordered Wednesday to stand trial. Grant Louise Biedermann Jr., 41, was charged in 5th District Court with two counts of first-degree felony attempted aggravated murder, two counts of third-degree felony assault by a prisoner and one count of class B misdemeanor carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. On Wednesday, following a preliminary hearing, Judge John Walton ordered Biederma... A man who exchanged gunfire with Iron County Sheriff’s deputies last December was ordered Wednesday to stand trial. Grant Louise Biedermann Jr., 41, was charged in 5th District Court with two counts of first-degree felony attempted aggravated murder, two counts of third-degree felony assault by a prisoner and one count of class B misdemeanor carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. On Wednesday, following a preliminary hearing, Judge John Walton ordered Biederma... 58241919@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:12:01 MDT UHP: Bizarre chase over 2 freeways, 2 counties http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241916-78/car-troopers-chase-northbound.html.csp A 50-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition Wednesday, the day after his veering car led Utah Highway Patrol troopers on a bizarre chase stretching over two freeways and two counties. About 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, a Utah Department of Corrections officer spotted the man’s 2005 Dodge Neon driving erratically northbound on 2700 West near 4100 South in Salt Lake County. The vehicle hit a curb and blew out its right front tire, but kept going. Alerted by the officer, troopers spotted the car... A 50-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition Wednesday, the day after his veering car led Utah Highway Patrol troopers on a bizarre chase stretching over two freeways and two counties. About 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, a Utah Department of Corrections officer spotted the man’s 2005 Dodge Neon driving erratically northbound on 2700 West near 4100 South in Salt Lake County. The vehicle hit a curb and blew out its right front tire, but kept going. Alerted by the officer, troopers spotted the car... 58241916@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:10:02 MDT TV preview: ‘Hell on Wheels’ mocks Mormons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58237446-223/watch-sunday-season-abc.html.csp When last we saw the ludicrous Western “Hell on Wheels,” a band of Mormons had ridden into town, shot up the place and taken Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) prisoner. They were about to hang him when, instead, he married the Mormon teen girl who is carrying his child. And Season 4 of this increasingly crazy show picks up from there. Watch • 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC This Weekend — MLS Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids. Watch • 7 p.m. Saturday, Ch. 30 Last Tango in Halifax A surprise visitor m... When last we saw the ludicrous Western “Hell on Wheels,” a band of Mormons had ridden into town, shot up the place and taken Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) prisoner. They were about to hang him when, instead, he married the Mormon teen girl who is carrying his child. And Season 4 of this increasingly crazy show picks up from there. Watch • 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC This Weekend — MLS Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids. Watch • 7 p.m. Saturday, Ch. 30 Last Tango in Halifax A surprise visitor m... 58237446@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:02:02 MDT Semi overturns, causes delays on westbound I-80 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241879-78/delays-overturned-remims-semi.html.csp A semi-trailer truck overturned on Interstate 80 near Lambs Canyon early Wednesday afternoon, temporarily closing two westbound lanes and causing heavy delays in traffic. By 8:40 p.m., the delays had ended and traffic was moving smoothly. The truck overturned and landed on its side because its trailer brakes failed, said Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Dwayne Baird, adding that no one was reported injured in the single-vehicle accident. remims@sltrib.com Twitter: @remims A semi-trailer truck overturned on Interstate 80 near Lambs Canyon early Wednesday afternoon, temporarily closing two westbound lanes and causing heavy delays in traffic. By 8:40 p.m., the delays had ended and traffic was moving smoothly. The truck overturned and landed on its side because its trailer brakes failed, said Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Dwayne Baird, adding that no one was reported injured in the single-vehicle accident. remims@sltrib.com Twitter: @remims 58241879@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:41:01 MDT Provo-based company acquires Kansas City hotel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241096-79/kansas-based-company-hotel.html.csp Provo-based Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group has bought a 90-room Holiday Inn and Suites in Overland Park, Kansas. Terms were not disclosed. Lodging Dynamics has owned and operated other hotels in the Midwest since 1992, but this is its first venture into Kansas, said president and CEO Joel Sybrowsky. This is also the second hotel the company has purchased after two decades of developing, managing, and owning premium-brand, select-service or extended-stay hotels. Provo-based Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group has bought a 90-room Holiday Inn and Suites in Overland Park, Kansas. Terms were not disclosed. Lodging Dynamics has owned and operated other hotels in the Midwest since 1992, but this is its first venture into Kansas, said president and CEO Joel Sybrowsky. This is also the second hotel the company has purchased after two decades of developing, managing, and owning premium-brand, select-service or extended-stay hotels. 58241096@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:31:02 MDT Merit Medical’s income keeps pace with last year’s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241376-79/medical-sales-merit-income.html.csp Merit Medical Systems, Inc. made slightly more money in the quarter ending June 30 than it did a year earlier. The Salt Lake City-based manufacturer and marketer of disposable medical devices said quarterly net income was $6.4 million, up from $6.3 million last year. Both equate to about 15 cents per share. Merit Medical’s income was based on record revenues of $128.9 million, a 17% increase over the spring quarter in 2013. Revenues for the first six months of 2014 are up to $248 million, 16 per... Merit Medical Systems, Inc. made slightly more money in the quarter ending June 30 than it did a year earlier. The Salt Lake City-based manufacturer and marketer of disposable medical devices said quarterly net income was $6.4 million, up from $6.3 million last year. Both equate to about 15 cents per share. Merit Medical’s income was based on record revenues of $128.9 million, a 17% increase over the spring quarter in 2013. Revenues for the first six months of 2014 are up to $248 million, 16 per... 58241376@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:31:02 MDT BYU football: Cougars to play No. Illinois in 2018, 2020 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58241697-88/byu-football-illinois-state.html.csp Provo • BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe made a football scheduling announcement on Wednesday, but it was not the one many Cougar fans were hoping for. Holmoe said BYU has agreed to a future football series with Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Conference. The Huskies will travel to Provo on Oct. 27, 2018 and BYU will travel o DeKalb Ill., on Oct. 24, 2020. The 2018 matchup will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Northern Illinois played Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl las... Provo • BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe made a football scheduling announcement on Wednesday, but it was not the one many Cougar fans were hoping for. Holmoe said BYU has agreed to a future football series with Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Conference. The Huskies will travel to Provo on Oct. 27, 2018 and BYU will travel o DeKalb Ill., on Oct. 24, 2020. The 2018 matchup will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Northern Illinois played Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl las... 58241697@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:55:02 MDT ICE agent indicted for Constitutional rights violation appears in Utah court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241658-78/agent-indicted-martinson-rights.html.csp An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent indicted in Utah for allegedly slamming a man’s face into the floor pleaded not guilty during a Wednesday appearance in federal court. The agent, Jon Martinson Jr. was indicted in June with violating the man’s Constitutional rights while acting as an officer. The alleged victim is only identified by his initials in the indictment, which does not confirm whether he was in the country illegally. On July 3, 2013, “[Martinson] slammed F.M.P. onto the conc... An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent indicted in Utah for allegedly slamming a man’s face into the floor pleaded not guilty during a Wednesday appearance in federal court. The agent, Jon Martinson Jr. was indicted in June with violating the man’s Constitutional rights while acting as an officer. The alleged victim is only identified by his initials in the indictment, which does not confirm whether he was in the country illegally. On July 3, 2013, “[Martinson] slammed F.M.P. onto the conc... 58241658@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:52:02 MDT View home prices in your ZIP code http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241703-79/prices-code-housing-view.html.csp Housing prices are rising along much of the Wasatch Front, but sales are falling — still. To view the latest housing prices by ZIP code, go to http://bit.ly/1u0twn3. Housing prices are rising along much of the Wasatch Front, but sales are falling — still. To view the latest housing prices by ZIP code, go to http://bit.ly/1u0twn3. 58241703@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:45:01 MDT Drop in consumer spending lowers Japan’s output http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241649-79/percent-output-sales-spending.html.csp Tokyo • Japanese industrial output fell the most since the March 2011 earthquake, highlighting the widening impact of April’s sales-tax increase. Industrial output dropped 3.3 percent in June from May, the trade ministry said Tuesday in Tokyo, more than twice the median forecast for a 1.2 percent contraction in a Bloomberg News survey of 31 economists. The manufacturing sector has cut back in response to a slump in consumer spending and a failure of exports to pick up even after an 18 percent dr... Tokyo • Japanese industrial output fell the most since the March 2011 earthquake, highlighting the widening impact of April’s sales-tax increase. Industrial output dropped 3.3 percent in June from May, the trade ministry said Tuesday in Tokyo, more than twice the median forecast for a 1.2 percent contraction in a Bloomberg News survey of 31 economists. The manufacturing sector has cut back in response to a slump in consumer spending and a failure of exports to pick up even after an 18 percent dr... 58241649@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:30:01 MDT AstraZeneca to acquire lung drugs from Almirall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241625-79/astrazeneca-almirall-drugs-company.html.csp London • AstraZeneca, the British drugmaker that fended off a Pfizer takeover attempt, agreed to buy the rights to Almirall’s respiratory medicines for $875 million. AstraZeneca will make additional payments of as much as $1.22 billion if the drugs meet development and sales goals, the London-based company said in a statement Wednesday. Almirall, based in Barcelona, also will transfer its Sofotec device unit to AstraZeneca. Adding the Almirall drugs will strengthen AstraZeneca’s respiratory busi... London • AstraZeneca, the British drugmaker that fended off a Pfizer takeover attempt, agreed to buy the rights to Almirall’s respiratory medicines for $875 million. AstraZeneca will make additional payments of as much as $1.22 billion if the drugs meet development and sales goals, the London-based company said in a statement Wednesday. Almirall, based in Barcelona, also will transfer its Sofotec device unit to AstraZeneca. Adding the Almirall drugs will strengthen AstraZeneca’s respiratory busi... 58241625@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:26:01 MDT Small cars fare poorly in crash tests http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241209-79/crash-tests-institute-test.html.csp Detroit • The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of “good” in new frontal crash tests. The Nissan Leaf, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500L and Mazda5 wagon all fared worst in the tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an Arlington, Va.-based safety group that’s funded by insurers. The Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-Max, Mitsubishi Lancer, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ all got the second-highest rating of “acceptable.” The Hyundai Veloster and Scion ... Detroit • The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of “good” in new frontal crash tests. The Nissan Leaf, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500L and Mazda5 wagon all fared worst in the tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an Arlington, Va.-based safety group that’s funded by insurers. The Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-Max, Mitsubishi Lancer, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ all got the second-highest rating of “acceptable.” The Hyundai Veloster and Scion ... 58241209@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:19:01 MDT Airbus expects stable revenue despite order loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241592-79/airbus-expects-revenue-stable.html.csp Paris • European aerospace company Airbus says it expects its revenue to remain stable this year despite a big cancellation recently for some of its large A350 planes. Airbus competes fiercely with Chicago-based Boeing Co. in the global market for large civilian aircraft. It took a hit in June when Emirates airline cancelled an order for 70 of the twin-aisle planes, opting for Boeing models instead. Since then, however, Toulouse-based Airbus has announced a raft of new orders for its fuel-effici... Paris • European aerospace company Airbus says it expects its revenue to remain stable this year despite a big cancellation recently for some of its large A350 planes. Airbus competes fiercely with Chicago-based Boeing Co. in the global market for large civilian aircraft. It took a hit in June when Emirates airline cancelled an order for 70 of the twin-aisle planes, opting for Boeing models instead. Since then, however, Toulouse-based Airbus has announced a raft of new orders for its fuel-effici... 58241592@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:18:01 MDT Price cops i.d. dead man in fire at ‘known drug house’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241483-78/swink-barnes-known-drug.html.csp Price police on Wednesday identified a man found dead at the scene of a suspicious fire in a known drug house. Capt. William Barnes said the official cause of death for Brian William Swink, 32, awaited results of an autopsy. Firefighters discovered Swink’s body in the basement of the house at 423 S. 200 West about 11 a.m. Tuesday. Barnes said Swink’s last known address was not in Price, but nearby Helper. He cited the ongoing nature of the investigation in declining to discuss further details a... Price police on Wednesday identified a man found dead at the scene of a suspicious fire in a known drug house. Capt. William Barnes said the official cause of death for Brian William Swink, 32, awaited results of an autopsy. Firefighters discovered Swink’s body in the basement of the house at 423 S. 200 West about 11 a.m. Tuesday. Barnes said Swink’s last known address was not in Price, but nearby Helper. He cited the ongoing nature of the investigation in declining to discuss further details a... 58241483@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:14:02 MDT Microsoft spreading Cortana to U.K., China http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241578-79/microsoft-update-users-windows.html.csp Los Angeles • Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K. The company’s corporate vice president of operating systems, Joe Belfiore, said Wednesday in Beijing that Chinese and British users of Windows Phones will get the voice-recognizing app in an update to Windows Phone 8.1 that will begin rolling out to developers next week and to users in the coming months. In China, the app nicknamed “Xiao Na,” will speak Mandarin and include locally relevan... Los Angeles • Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K. The company’s corporate vice president of operating systems, Joe Belfiore, said Wednesday in Beijing that Chinese and British users of Windows Phones will get the voice-recognizing app in an update to Windows Phone 8.1 that will begin rolling out to developers next week and to users in the coming months. In China, the app nicknamed “Xiao Na,” will speak Mandarin and include locally relevan... 58241578@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:13:02 MDT German central bank chief: higher wages justified http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241563-79/percent-bank-wages-central.html.csp Berlin • The head of Germany’s central bank says higher wages would be justified in the country as the economy flourishes and inflation sags, and is putting the potential for raises at 3 percent. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann told Wednesday’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily it is “in the nature of things and to be welcomed that wages rise more strongly than in times when the German economy was in significantly worse shape.” Weidmann stressed that wage deals have to take account of indi... Berlin • The head of Germany’s central bank says higher wages would be justified in the country as the economy flourishes and inflation sags, and is putting the potential for raises at 3 percent. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann told Wednesday’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily it is “in the nature of things and to be welcomed that wages rise more strongly than in times when the German economy was in significantly worse shape.” Weidmann stressed that wage deals have to take account of indi... 58241563@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:09:01 MDT ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ blasts Marvel in a different direction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58237984-223/marvel-gunn-avengers-guardians.html.csp Despite its flawless superhero pedigree, there’s always been apprehension about “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Since the president of Marvel Studios first teased the possibility of making a movie based on the comic book about a team of intergalactic do-gooders, the proposition has been called risky — by critics, fans and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige himself. That never mattered to writer-director James Gunn, the horror maven best known for 2006’s “Slither.” “I could care less whether people ... Despite its flawless superhero pedigree, there’s always been apprehension about “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Since the president of Marvel Studios first teased the possibility of making a movie based on the comic book about a team of intergalactic do-gooders, the proposition has been called risky — by critics, fans and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige himself. That never mattered to writer-director James Gunn, the horror maven best known for 2006’s “Slither.” “I could care less whether people ... 58237984@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:07:01 MDT Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241552-79/hyundai-car-gear-shift.html.csp Detroit • Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years. The Korean automaker says the automatic transmission shift cable can separate from the shift lever. If that happens, the lever may not show the correct gear, increasing the risk of a crash. Also, if the driver stops the car and puts the transmission in “park,” the car may still be in gear and could roll away, injuring d... Detroit • Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years. The Korean automaker says the automatic transmission shift cable can separate from the shift lever. If that happens, the lever may not show the correct gear, increasing the risk of a crash. Also, if the driver stops the car and puts the transmission in “park,” the car may still be in gear and could roll away, injuring d... 58241552@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:07:01 MDT Annual liquor sales in Utah up $20 million http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58237542-223/million-liquor-sales-utah.html.csp Utah alcohol sales reached another record high, growing by more than $20 million over the past year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC). During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, which ended June 30, total retail sales were $367.2 million. That’s an increase of nearly 6 percent from the previous 12 months when the state sold $346.8 million in beer, wine and spirits. The DABC also keeps yearly figures on the total number of cases of alcohol... Utah alcohol sales reached another record high, growing by more than $20 million over the past year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC). During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, which ended June 30, total retail sales were $367.2 million. That’s an increase of nearly 6 percent from the previous 12 months when the state sold $346.8 million in beer, wine and spirits. The DABC also keeps yearly figures on the total number of cases of alcohol... 58237542@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:06:08 MDT Fiat’s quarterly profits plummet by 55 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241520-79/fiat-percent-million-profits.html.csp Milan • Italian carmaker Fiat SpA, which controls Chrysler, says its second-quarter profits dropped by more than a half due to lower performance in North and Latin America. Fiat said Wednesday that net profit was $263 million, compared with $580 million in the same period last year. North American volumes were up 10 percent, driven by incentives to sell legacy Chrysler vehicles, but the incentives also cut into profits. Earnings before interest and tax in the region dropped 18 percent to $449 mi... Milan • Italian carmaker Fiat SpA, which controls Chrysler, says its second-quarter profits dropped by more than a half due to lower performance in North and Latin America. Fiat said Wednesday that net profit was $263 million, compared with $580 million in the same period last year. North American volumes were up 10 percent, driven by incentives to sell legacy Chrysler vehicles, but the incentives also cut into profits. Earnings before interest and tax in the region dropped 18 percent to $449 mi... 58241520@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:04:02 MDT Yemen nearly doubles fuel prices to narrow deficit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241476-79/cents-yemen-fuel-nearly.html.csp Sanaa, Yemen • Yemen’s government has nearly doubled fuel prices in an attempt to reform government subsidies and narrow a budget deficit. According to new prices posted Wednesday in the capital, Sanaa, the government raised price of regular gasoline to 93 U.S. cents from 58 cents. Diesel used for public transport and trucks rose to 91 cents from 46 cents. That’s on par to the U.S. average price per liter for gasoline, which is 92 cents — or $3.51 per gallon. Past price hikes have led to street ... Sanaa, Yemen • Yemen’s government has nearly doubled fuel prices in an attempt to reform government subsidies and narrow a budget deficit. According to new prices posted Wednesday in the capital, Sanaa, the government raised price of regular gasoline to 93 U.S. cents from 58 cents. Diesel used for public transport and trucks rose to 91 cents from 46 cents. That’s on par to the U.S. average price per liter for gasoline, which is 92 cents — or $3.51 per gallon. Past price hikes have led to street ... 58241476@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:58:01 MDT Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58241480-68/vankirk-atomic-bomb-war.html.csp Atlanta • The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have cost more lives on both sides. But Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk also said it made him wary of war — and that he would like to see all of the world’s atomic bombs abolished. VanKirk died Monday at the retirement home where he lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia, his son Tom ... Atlanta • The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have cost more lives on both sides. But Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk also said it made him wary of war — and that he would like to see all of the world’s atomic bombs abolished. VanKirk died Monday at the retirement home where he lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia, his son Tom ... 58241480@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:51:25 MDT