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The Hollad... A 79-year-old New Mexico man, who quietly pleaded guilty in the 2013 Mill Creek Canyon traffic death of 3rd District Judge Anthony Quinn, is halfway through his six months’ probation sentence. The plea, entered by mail May 22 of this year by David E. Bertelson, of Albuquerque, came on a class B misdemeanor count of reckless driving. Holladay Justice Court records show that in addition to the unspecified probation that expires in late November, Bertelson was ordered to pay a $670 fine. The Hollad... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58317868@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:29:03 MDT BYU football: Cougars, Washington agree to two-game series http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58317998-88/byu-washington-football-series.html.csp Provo • BYU’s home football schedule this season is fairly weak, but in 2019 it will be one of the best ever — if that is any consolation for Cougar fans. Wednesday, BYU and the University of Washington announced they have agreed to a home-and-home football series, beginning in 2018. The 2018 game will be played on Sept. 29 at Husky Stadium in Seatlle, while the 2019 game will be played on Sept. 21 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo. BYU’s 2019 home schedule now includes Washington, Wisconsin, B... Provo • BYU’s home football schedule this season is fairly weak, but in 2019 it will be one of the best ever — if that is any consolation for Cougar fans. Wednesday, BYU and the University of Washington announced they have agreed to a home-and-home football series, beginning in 2018. The 2018 game will be played on Sept. 29 at Husky Stadium in Seatlle, while the 2019 game will be played on Sept. 21 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo. BYU’s 2019 home schedule now includes Washington, Wisconsin, B... 58317998@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:27:02 MDT MLB: Curt Schilling blames chewing tobacco for his mouth cancer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58318001-77/cancer-schilling-boston-chewing.html.csp Boston • Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he’s battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. He announced he had cancer in February but had not disclosed what kind.He says it’s due to chewing tobacco.Schilling is being treated at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He received seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments and is in remission. He say... Boston • Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he’s battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. He announced he had cancer in February but had not disclosed what kind.He says it’s due to chewing tobacco.Schilling is being treated at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He received seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments and is in remission. He say... 58318001@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:19:01 MDT Marriage was ‘good and bad,’ testifies Utah man accused of killing wife http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317141-78/scott-tracy-wife-teresa.html.csp Provo • Testifying in his own defense, Tracy A. Scott — accused of killing his wife last year at their Salem home — told a jury that their marriage was “good and bad,” with plenty of fighting. The 48-year-old man is charged in 4th District Court with one count of first-degree felony murder — accused of fatally shooting Teresa Scott on March 23, 2013. Scott, dressed in a suit, took the witness stand Wednesday morning and described his 19-year marriage as a love-hate relationship. Sparks flew betw... Provo • Testifying in his own defense, Tracy A. Scott — accused of killing his wife last year at their Salem home — told a jury that their marriage was “good and bad,” with plenty of fighting. The 48-year-old man is charged in 4th District Court with one count of first-degree felony murder — accused of fatally shooting Teresa Scott on March 23, 2013. Scott, dressed in a suit, took the witness stand Wednesday morning and described his 19-year marriage as a love-hate relationship. Sparks flew betw... 58317141@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:52:57 MDT Video: George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58317547-68/config-data-bush-challenge.html.csp Kennebunkport, Maine • Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next. The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In a video posted Wednesday on Bush’s Facebook page, he says: “To you all who challenged me, I do not think it’s presidential for me to be splashed with ice water, so I’m simply going to write you a check.” Th... Kennebunkport, Maine • Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next. The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In a video posted Wednesday on Bush’s Facebook page, he says: “To you all who challenged me, I do not think it’s presidential for me to be splashed with ice water, so I’m simply going to write you a check.” Th... 58317547@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:52:02 MDT After week on the lam, fugitive Utah felon treed, arrested http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317721-78/stout-officers-police-car.html.csp West Valley City police say the luck of a fugitive felon on the run for the past week ran out when he, literally, was chased up a tree. WVCPD spokeswoman Roxanne Vainuku said that 26-year-old Jason Val Stout, a career criminal sought on numerous felony warrants, was traced by detectives to a home in Woods Cross Tuesday night. Stout, inside a car parked in the residence’s driveway, sped away when approached by officers from the Unified Police Department’s Metro Gang Unit. “He took off, ramming in... West Valley City police say the luck of a fugitive felon on the run for the past week ran out when he, literally, was chased up a tree. WVCPD spokeswoman Roxanne Vainuku said that 26-year-old Jason Val Stout, a career criminal sought on numerous felony warrants, was traced by detectives to a home in Woods Cross Tuesday night. Stout, inside a car parked in the residence’s driveway, sped away when approached by officers from the Unified Police Department’s Metro Gang Unit. “He took off, ramming in... 58317721@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:47:01 MDT BYU athletics: Holmoe says ruling on improper benefits imminent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58317730-88/holmoe-byu-ncaa-schools.html.csp Provo • BYU should learn this week whether it will be punished by the NCAA for providing alleged improper benefits to some of its student-athletes, Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe told reporters Wednesday in a far-reaching roundtable discussion regarding the school’s sports programs. Holmoe said BYU submitted the findings of its own internal investigation to the NCAA months ago after allegations surfaced regarding former director of football operations Duane Busby. The school recently heard fro... Provo • BYU should learn this week whether it will be punished by the NCAA for providing alleged improper benefits to some of its student-athletes, Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe told reporters Wednesday in a far-reaching roundtable discussion regarding the school’s sports programs. Holmoe said BYU submitted the findings of its own internal investigation to the NCAA months ago after allegations surfaced regarding former director of football operations Duane Busby. The school recently heard fro... 58317730@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:46:19 MDT Why Bank of America deal might not cost it $17B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317816-79/bank-settlement-billion-relief.html.csp Washington • How much will Bank of America’s expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much. In mega-settlements negotiated with the government, a dollar is rarely worth an actual dollar. Inflated figures make sensational headlines for the Justice Department, and $17 billion would be the largest settlement by far arising from the economic meltdown in which millions of people in the United States lost their homes to foreclosure. But the tr... Washington • How much will Bank of America’s expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much. In mega-settlements negotiated with the government, a dollar is rarely worth an actual dollar. Inflated figures make sensational headlines for the Justice Department, and $17 billion would be the largest settlement by far arising from the economic meltdown in which millions of people in the United States lost their homes to foreclosure. But the tr... 58317816@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:42:02 MDT Judge orders $5 million bond in Warren Jeffs child-bride lawsuit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314441-78/jeffs-million-wall-bond.html.csp A state court judge on Tuesday ordered the United Effort Plan trust to post a $5 million bond to ensure that assets remain available while the UEP proceeds with a pre-trial appeal to the Utah Supreme Court. In May, the Utah Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in the MJ v. Warren Jeffs case, where attorneys will argue whether a polygamous trust should be held liable for what happened when a 14-year-old girl was forced to marry. “MJ” is Elissa Wall, who is suing the Fundamentalist Church of Jes... A state court judge on Tuesday ordered the United Effort Plan trust to post a $5 million bond to ensure that assets remain available while the UEP proceeds with a pre-trial appeal to the Utah Supreme Court. In May, the Utah Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in the MJ v. Warren Jeffs case, where attorneys will argue whether a polygamous trust should be held liable for what happened when a 14-year-old girl was forced to marry. “MJ” is Elissa Wall, who is suing the Fundamentalist Church of Jes... 58314441@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:32:59 MDT Snowbird’s Big Mountain Trail provides thrills for bikers (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58314209-117/mountain-trail-snowbird-trails.html.csp Little Cottonwood Canyon • Jenn Berg is no stranger to the famous mountain terrain of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. Berg is, however, accustomed to a world of white when she is streaking down the slopes. Berg, a professional skier living in Cottonwood Heights, found a new way to enjoy her home resort when Snowbird opened the nearly 8-mile and 3,000-foot elevation drop Big Mountain trail for mountain bikers in July. “Being able to see it in the summer is so great,” said Berg, who has hit the B... Little Cottonwood Canyon • Jenn Berg is no stranger to the famous mountain terrain of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. Berg is, however, accustomed to a world of white when she is streaking down the slopes. Berg, a professional skier living in Cottonwood Heights, found a new way to enjoy her home resort when Snowbird opened the nearly 8-mile and 3,000-foot elevation drop Big Mountain trail for mountain bikers in July. “Being able to see it in the summer is so great,” said Berg, who has hit the B... 58314209@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:31:15 MDT Sprouts beating Whole Foods in food-price battle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317783-79/foods-sprouts-percent-bloomberg.html.csp Chicago • Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., one of Whole Foods Market Inc.’s fastest-growing competitors, is undercutting the prices of its larger rival by about 13 percent, according to analysis by Bloomberg Industries. A basket of 148 brand-name items, including Kashi cereal, Talenti gelato and Applegate deli turkey, is $691.92 at Sprouts and $780.64 at Whole Foods, according to a study led by Jennifer Bartashus, a Bloomberg Industries analyst in Skillman, New Jersey. The difference stems largely f... Chicago • Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., one of Whole Foods Market Inc.’s fastest-growing competitors, is undercutting the prices of its larger rival by about 13 percent, according to analysis by Bloomberg Industries. A basket of 148 brand-name items, including Kashi cereal, Talenti gelato and Applegate deli turkey, is $691.92 at Sprouts and $780.64 at Whole Foods, according to a study led by Jennifer Bartashus, a Bloomberg Industries analyst in Skillman, New Jersey. The difference stems largely f... 58317783@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:30:01 MDT Staples to shut 140 stores as online rivals take sales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317753-79/staples-cents-online-percent.html.csp New York • Staples Inc. will shut about 140 locations this year, part of a store-closing plan announced earlier, as the world’s largest office-supply chain responds to online competition. Staples shut 80 outlets in North America in the fiscal second quarter. Net income in the three months ended Aug. 2 dropped 20 percent to $82 million, or 13 cents a share, as $101 million was spent on closing locations, the Framingham, Mass.-based company said Wednesday. The retailer has four stores in Utah — in... New York • Staples Inc. will shut about 140 locations this year, part of a store-closing plan announced earlier, as the world’s largest office-supply chain responds to online competition. Staples shut 80 outlets in North America in the fiscal second quarter. Net income in the three months ended Aug. 2 dropped 20 percent to $82 million, or 13 cents a share, as $101 million was spent on closing locations, the Framingham, Mass.-based company said Wednesday. The retailer has four stores in Utah — in... 58317753@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:27:01 MDT Mormon-owned BYU removes gay-marriage cards at bookstore http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317715-78/byu-cards-marriage-bookstore.html.csp Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday. Placed by Hallmark, the cards reading “Mr. and Mr.” and “Mrs. and Mrs.” were quickly removed when bookstore staff discovered them after photos surfaced online. The outside vendor stocked the shelves without realizing the school wouldn’t want to sell the cards marketed to buyers celebrating unions between two brides and two grooms, BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said. It wasn’t immediately cl... Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday. Placed by Hallmark, the cards reading “Mr. and Mr.” and “Mrs. and Mrs.” were quickly removed when bookstore staff discovered them after photos surfaced online. The outside vendor stocked the shelves without realizing the school wouldn’t want to sell the cards marketed to buyers celebrating unions between two brides and two grooms, BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said. It wasn’t immediately cl... 58317715@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:22:14 MDT Suicide rates higher among baby boomer men, study finds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58317224-80/suicide-age-boomer-rates.html.csp Robin Williams’ suicide may not have been that surprising: Baby boomer men are 60 percent more likely to take their own life than their fathers’ generation, according to a Rutgers University sociologist. The trend is particularly alarming because middle age is typically a time when suicide rates decline before rising again in old age. Suicide usually rises drastically during adolescence and young adulthood, then typically levels off in middle age, according to Julie Phillips, a Rutgers sociology... Robin Williams’ suicide may not have been that surprising: Baby boomer men are 60 percent more likely to take their own life than their fathers’ generation, according to a Rutgers University sociologist. The trend is particularly alarming because middle age is typically a time when suicide rates decline before rising again in old age. Suicide usually rises drastically during adolescence and young adulthood, then typically levels off in middle age, according to Julie Phillips, a Rutgers sociology... 58317224@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:21:43 MDT Libya’s largest oil depot begins exporting crude http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317751-79/oil-largest-libya-production.html.csp Cairo • Libya’s National Oil Corp. says the country’s largest export terminal has begun loading a tanker destined for Italy, its first shipment after a yearlong blockade over disputes between the central government and rebels. The corporation said on its website the tanker has been loading 600,000 barrels since early Wednesday. Disputes over oil between the weakened central government, rebels demanding a share and protesting workers demanding better pay had knocked the country’s regular producti... Cairo • Libya’s National Oil Corp. says the country’s largest export terminal has begun loading a tanker destined for Italy, its first shipment after a yearlong blockade over disputes between the central government and rebels. The corporation said on its website the tanker has been loading 600,000 barrels since early Wednesday. Disputes over oil between the weakened central government, rebels demanding a share and protesting workers demanding better pay had knocked the country’s regular producti... 58317751@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:21:02 MDT Chip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317732-79/infineon-international-rectifier-products.html.csp Frankfurt • German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to satellites. Infineon said in Wednesday’s announcement that it’s paying $40 per share for El Segundo-based International Rectifier. The deal has been approved by both boards, but must win regulatory permission and meet the approval of International Rectifier sh... Frankfurt • German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to satellites. Infineon said in Wednesday’s announcement that it’s paying $40 per share for El Segundo-based International Rectifier. The deal has been approved by both boards, but must win regulatory permission and meet the approval of International Rectifier sh... 58317732@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:18:02 MDT Salt Lake’s Weller Books Works marks 85 years of turning pages http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58297137-223/weller-books-store-sltrib.html.csp To mark the Weller family’s 85th year of selling books in Salt Lake City, the independent store is planning a reading and open house on Saturday, Aug. 23. The store is continuing its “unrepentant bookselling,” despite all the naysayers who question the idea of brick-and-mortar stores in an online age. “What it comes down to is we still love what we’re doing, we still love this community, and we’re still unrepentant about that,” says book buyer Catherine Weller, who co-owns the store with her hus... To mark the Weller family’s 85th year of selling books in Salt Lake City, the independent store is planning a reading and open house on Saturday, Aug. 23. The store is continuing its “unrepentant bookselling,” despite all the naysayers who question the idea of brick-and-mortar stores in an online age. “What it comes down to is we still love what we’re doing, we still love this community, and we’re still unrepentant about that,” says book buyer Catherine Weller, who co-owns the store with her hus... 58297137@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:15:36 MDT Paul Rolly: Are you married? In Utah, it’s a multiple-choice question http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58312567-90/married-utah-according-beer.html.csp Sue Geary legally married Michele Page in Napa, Calif., last July. They also married Dec. 20 in Salt Lake City after Judge Robert Shelby deemed Utah’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Now, it’s unclear what their status is, so Geary has devised a new marital-status questionnaire for all government agencies to use on their forms. Marital status (check all that apply): • Single. • Divorced. • Widowed. • Married all of the time and everywhere. • Married all of the time somewhere else, but n... Sue Geary legally married Michele Page in Napa, Calif., last July. They also married Dec. 20 in Salt Lake City after Judge Robert Shelby deemed Utah’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Now, it’s unclear what their status is, so Geary has devised a new marital-status questionnaire for all government agencies to use on their forms. Marital status (check all that apply): • Single. • Divorced. • Widowed. • Married all of the time and everywhere. • Married all of the time somewhere else, but n... 58312567@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:14:24 MDT Brine hauler sues over biblical fracking billboard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317690-79/brine-billboards-boals-legal.html.csp Columbus • An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards opposing a local deep-injection gas well is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds. Austin, Texas-based Buckeye Brine alleges in a July lawsuit that the billboards paid for by Michael Boals, of Coshocton, contain false and defamatory attacks against its two wells, which dispose of contaminated wastewater from oil and gas drilling. The complaint by the com... Columbus • An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards opposing a local deep-injection gas well is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds. Austin, Texas-based Buckeye Brine alleges in a July lawsuit that the billboards paid for by Michael Boals, of Coshocton, contain false and defamatory attacks against its two wells, which dispose of contaminated wastewater from oil and gas drilling. The complaint by the com... 58317690@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:09:02 MDT Deal protects land near Book Cliffs, allows other drilling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58309576-90/tribe-utah-creek-hill.html.csp A long-awaited deal will protect remote southern reaches of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation from development and, at the same time, will let the tribe and state partner on oil and gas ventures to the north. While the arrangement was spearheaded by pro-drilling members of Utah’s congressional delegation, environmentalists found much to praise because the agreement safeguards parts of the scenic Book Cliffs inside the reservation from industrial development. Ute tribal leaders plan a Frida... A long-awaited deal will protect remote southern reaches of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation from development and, at the same time, will let the tribe and state partner on oil and gas ventures to the north. While the arrangement was spearheaded by pro-drilling members of Utah’s congressional delegation, environmentalists found much to praise because the agreement safeguards parts of the scenic Book Cliffs inside the reservation from industrial development. Ute tribal leaders plan a Frida... 58309576@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:08:06 MDT Pitts: What’s next in Ferguson? Let’s try a little education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58317706-82/black-cultural-ferguson-kids.html.csp What next? That’s what should concern us now. When the nightly dance of angry protesters, opportunistic criminals, and inept police clashing over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown finally ends, what steps should civic-minded people take to address the ongoing abuse of African Americans by the criminal injustice system? Not just in Ferguson, Missouri, but in America? There will be no shortage of good ideas: dashboard cameras, community policing, the hiring of more black cops, t... What next? That’s what should concern us now. When the nightly dance of angry protesters, opportunistic criminals, and inept police clashing over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown finally ends, what steps should civic-minded people take to address the ongoing abuse of African Americans by the criminal injustice system? Not just in Ferguson, Missouri, but in America? There will be no shortage of good ideas: dashboard cameras, community policing, the hiring of more black cops, t... 58317706@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:07:01 MDT Washington Post: A budget gimmick http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58317682-82/pension-smoothing-bill-tax.html.csp Fiscal irresponsibility is old hat in Washington. Nevertheless, if any bill could be described as breaking new ground in that department, it might be one President Obama signed into law this month: the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014. The measure provides $10.8 billion for infrastructure projects around the country, with more than half of the money supplied not by any real increase in revenue or reduction in spending but by an egregious budgetary gimmick known as “pension smoothin... Fiscal irresponsibility is old hat in Washington. Nevertheless, if any bill could be described as breaking new ground in that department, it might be one President Obama signed into law this month: the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014. The measure provides $10.8 billion for infrastructure projects around the country, with more than half of the money supplied not by any real increase in revenue or reduction in spending but by an egregious budgetary gimmick known as “pension smoothin... 58317682@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:03:01 MDT U.S. government sells 400,000 acres offshore Texas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317653-79/acres-offshore-gulf-million.html.csp The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development, an official with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Wednesday. The acreage represents a fraction of the 21.6 million acres the agency had offered as part of the Obama administration’s five-year program to aggressively develop resources on the Outer Continental Shelf. Previous offerings in the Western Gulf attracted buyers for about 60 million... The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development, an official with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Wednesday. The acreage represents a fraction of the 21.6 million acres the agency had offered as part of the Obama administration’s five-year program to aggressively develop resources on the Outer Continental Shelf. Previous offerings in the Western Gulf attracted buyers for about 60 million... 58317653@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:02 MDT Bloomberg Op-ed: Keeping up with the Comcast call-center fiasco http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58317661-82/comcast-call-center-customer.html.csp By Stephen L. Carter Bloomberg View I’ve been intending for a while to write about the Comcast call-center fiasco, but it’s hard to keep up: the story just gets weirder and weirder. Following the now-viral recording of the telephone call in which a customer service representative essentially fought with tech journalist Ryan Block over Block’s effort to cancel his service, and disclosures by former employees that the call was hardly atypical, the website Consumerist last month published an inte... By Stephen L. Carter Bloomberg View I’ve been intending for a while to write about the Comcast call-center fiasco, but it’s hard to keep up: the story just gets weirder and weirder. Following the now-viral recording of the telephone call in which a customer service representative essentially fought with tech journalist Ryan Block over Block’s effort to cancel his service, and disclosures by former employees that the call was hardly atypical, the website Consumerist last month published an inte... 58317661@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:02 MDT U.S. warns that Venezuela is losing airline access http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317579-79/venezuela-airline-airlines-government.html.csp Caracas • Come to Venezuela and you might get a longer trip than you bargained for. That’s what the U.S. government is warning. The U.S. Embassy in Caracas issued an advisory Tuesday urging Americans to take extra care when traveling to Venezuela amid a steep drop in airline service to the socialist South American country. Delta, American and United Airlines have slashed service to Venezuela this summer. The Venezuela Airlines Association reports the number of seats on flights between Venezuela ... Caracas • Come to Venezuela and you might get a longer trip than you bargained for. That’s what the U.S. government is warning. The U.S. Embassy in Caracas issued an advisory Tuesday urging Americans to take extra care when traveling to Venezuela amid a steep drop in airline service to the socialist South American country. Delta, American and United Airlines have slashed service to Venezuela this summer. The Venezuela Airlines Association reports the number of seats on flights between Venezuela ... 58317579@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:59:01 MDT Video: Two sought in West Valley City 7-Eleven holdup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317253-78/suspects-west-6400-blue.html.csp West Valley City police are looking for two armed robbery suspects who burst into a 7-Eleven store late Tuesday night, grabbed cash and fled in a pickup truck. WVCPD spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku said the suspects entered the store at 6400 W. 4100 South about 10:20 p.m. One of them pulled out a handgun and as the clerk and three customers backed away, he and his partner emptied the cash register. “The men were seen jumping into the back of a late 80s to early 90s extended cab Ford pickup, colored... West Valley City police are looking for two armed robbery suspects who burst into a 7-Eleven store late Tuesday night, grabbed cash and fled in a pickup truck. WVCPD spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku said the suspects entered the store at 6400 W. 4100 South about 10:20 p.m. One of them pulled out a handgun and as the clerk and three customers backed away, he and his partner emptied the cash register. “The men were seen jumping into the back of a late 80s to early 90s extended cab Ford pickup, colored... 58317253@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:41:10 MDT Brush fire sparks near Weber Canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317584-78/fire-weber-canyon-homes.html.csp A brush fire that burned near the mouth of Weber Canyon appears to be under control. Firefighters and the Weber County Sheriff’s Office responded to the fire, which was reported Wednesday morning. Dispatchers at about 11:30 a.m. could not immediately confirm whether the flames are threatening any homes or businesses. The fire, however, forced the Utah Department of Transportation to close the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 89 near the canyon, which remained closed at 12:30 p.m. The Salt Lake T... A brush fire that burned near the mouth of Weber Canyon appears to be under control. Firefighters and the Weber County Sheriff’s Office responded to the fire, which was reported Wednesday morning. Dispatchers at about 11:30 a.m. could not immediately confirm whether the flames are threatening any homes or businesses. The fire, however, forced the Utah Department of Transportation to close the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 89 near the canyon, which remained closed at 12:30 p.m. The Salt Lake T... 58317584@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:40:01 MDT Free UTA passes used for 25,000 boardings in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58317352-90/passes-free-uta-boardings.html.csp The Utah Transit Authority figures it eliminated 67 tons of vehicle emission pollutants last month through the distribution of free passes. UTA distributed 6,000 free weekly passes for use in July and early August, funded by its sponsor, the Salt Lake Board of Realtors. It says recipients used them for nearly 25,000 boardings — about four one-way trips per pass. The free RideClear passes were good for seven consecutive days of unlimited use on buses, the streetcar, TRAX trains and FrontRunner c... The Utah Transit Authority figures it eliminated 67 tons of vehicle emission pollutants last month through the distribution of free passes. UTA distributed 6,000 free weekly passes for use in July and early August, funded by its sponsor, the Salt Lake Board of Realtors. It says recipients used them for nearly 25,000 boardings — about four one-way trips per pass. The free RideClear passes were good for seven consecutive days of unlimited use on buses, the streetcar, TRAX trains and FrontRunner c... 58317352@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:33:02 MDT Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317413-79/fed-yellen-rates-economy.html.csp Washington • Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve’s first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke’s Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen has so far carried on his approach with barely a hiccup. She may one day recall her first six months as a too-brief honeymoon. The perilous question that now awaits Yellen’s Fed has put investors on nervous alert: Can it manage to raise ... Washington • Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve’s first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke’s Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen has so far carried on his approach with barely a hiccup. She may one day recall her first six months as a too-brief honeymoon. The perilous question that now awaits Yellen’s Fed has put investors on nervous alert: Can it manage to raise ... 58317413@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:23:01 MDT Texas Gov. Rick Perry offers wry smile in mug shot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58317464-68/perry-texas-governor-config.html.csp Austin, Texas • Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream. That’s how the possible 2016 presidential candidate greeted his booking on criminal charges of abuse of power. But what’s next for the longest-serving governor in Texas history isn’t so glib: Perry’s high-powered and pricey legal team now will try to quickly extinguish the case against him, which includes two felony charges stemming from h... Austin, Texas • Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream. That’s how the possible 2016 presidential candidate greeted his booking on criminal charges of abuse of power. But what’s next for the longest-serving governor in Texas history isn’t so glib: Perry’s high-powered and pricey legal team now will try to quickly extinguish the case against him, which includes two felony charges stemming from h... 58317464@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:16:02 MDT Lucky magazine’s fall fashion tips: Santa Fe look, hiking boots http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58301546-223/pantin-lucky-bit-boots.html.csp It may feel like summer outside, but many stores are showing styles for cooler weather. Here are some tips and trends to help your wardrobe look “clean and fresh for fall,” according to Lucky magazine’s style editor, Laurel Pantin. THE SANTA FE LOOK “One of my personal favorite trends is what we’re calling ‘Santa Fe’ around the office,” Pantin said in a telephone interview. “It’s a little bit Southwestern-inspired, with a Native American influence, blanket coats, Pendleton prints.” Look for “b... It may feel like summer outside, but many stores are showing styles for cooler weather. Here are some tips and trends to help your wardrobe look “clean and fresh for fall,” according to Lucky magazine’s style editor, Laurel Pantin. THE SANTA FE LOOK “One of my personal favorite trends is what we’re calling ‘Santa Fe’ around the office,” Pantin said in a telephone interview. “It’s a little bit Southwestern-inspired, with a Native American influence, blanket coats, Pendleton prints.” Look for “b... 58301546@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:15:02 MDT Utah concert preview: Rebelution surfing a wave of success http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58309849-223/band-iframe-rebelution-college.html.csp Rebelution, headlining Saltair on Friday night, is a rock-reggae band that began in Isla Vista, a college town for the University of California, Santa Barbara, where students cut class not to sleep but to surf. “When I first experienced Isla Vista visiting a friend I knew that I had to move here,” said Wesley Finley, drummer for the band. “It was heaven on earth — everyone was my age, riding bikes, living by the ocean, and there were bands and DJs playing at every other house. I still live in S... Rebelution, headlining Saltair on Friday night, is a rock-reggae band that began in Isla Vista, a college town for the University of California, Santa Barbara, where students cut class not to sleep but to surf. “When I first experienced Isla Vista visiting a friend I knew that I had to move here,” said Wesley Finley, drummer for the band. “It was heaven on earth — everyone was my age, riding bikes, living by the ocean, and there were bands and DJs playing at every other house. I still live in S... 58309849@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:58:44 MDT Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58317052-223/com-dating-dog-sites.html.csp Los Angeles • On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses as much as they do. Many of the sites encourage users to bring their dogs on first dates to break the ice or size up canine chemistry. Many datin... Los Angeles • On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses as much as they do. Many of the sites encourage users to bring their dogs on first dates to break the ice or size up canine chemistry. Many datin... 58317052@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:58:25 MDT Nation’s oldest cutlery maker files for bankruptcy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58316994-79/bankruptcy-company-business-cutlery.html.csp Buckland, Mass. • The nation’s oldest cutlery manufacturer has filed for bankruptcy after 177 years of making knives and other kitchen tools. The Recorder of Greenfield reports that Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. of Shelburne Falls, Mass. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month, which protects the company from creditors as it reorganizes. The business has also put its 18-acre factory complex up for sale. According to federal bankruptcy court in Springfield, the company filed for b... Buckland, Mass. • The nation’s oldest cutlery manufacturer has filed for bankruptcy after 177 years of making knives and other kitchen tools. The Recorder of Greenfield reports that Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. of Shelburne Falls, Mass. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month, which protects the company from creditors as it reorganizes. The business has also put its 18-acre factory complex up for sale. According to federal bankruptcy court in Springfield, the company filed for b... 58316994@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:45:02 MDT Drop in Russian beer sales hurts Carlsberg http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317288-79/beer-carlsberg-percent-russia.html.csp Copenhagen • Beer sales in Russia, Ukraine and other Eastern European countries are down and expected to keep falling as political tensions weigh on the region’s economy, brewer Carlsberg said Wednesday. The Danish company owns a range of brands across the world, including Baltika Breweries, based in its vast Russian market. Consumers there are drinking less due to uncertainty about the country’s economy, which some experts estimate is sliding into recession. Beer consumption dropped 7 percent i... Copenhagen • Beer sales in Russia, Ukraine and other Eastern European countries are down and expected to keep falling as political tensions weigh on the region’s economy, brewer Carlsberg said Wednesday. The Danish company owns a range of brands across the world, including Baltika Breweries, based in its vast Russian market. Consumers there are drinking less due to uncertainty about the country’s economy, which some experts estimate is sliding into recession. Beer consumption dropped 7 percent i... 58317288@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:08:02 MDT Review: Even Stevens Sandwiches makes altruism delicious http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58294198-223/sandwich-sandwiches-stevens-restaurant.html.csp Who among us doesn’t enjoy the warm glow of turning a good deed for another? I know I do. I mean, is there a job more vital to humanity than the restaurant critic? Note: That was rhetorical. I like to imagine that the wasted calories, time and money I’ve saved countless diners have, at least in some small part, made our world a better place. I tell myself every overcooked egg I self-importantly shovel down is valuable work — I’m giving back to the local community, on matters of obviously grave i... Who among us doesn’t enjoy the warm glow of turning a good deed for another? I know I do. I mean, is there a job more vital to humanity than the restaurant critic? Note: That was rhetorical. I like to imagine that the wasted calories, time and money I’ve saved countless diners have, at least in some small part, made our world a better place. I tell myself every overcooked egg I self-importantly shovel down is valuable work — I’m giving back to the local community, on matters of obviously grave i... 58294198@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:51 MDT Food briefs: Squatters celebrates 25th anniversary with specials http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58294207-223/aug-sept-available-wine.html.csp Squatters celebrates 25th anniversary Salt Lake City’s Squatters Pub Brewery, 147 W. 300 South, has planned several specials leading up to its 25th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 5. Here are the details: Wing Wednesdays • Get 10 wings for the 1989 price of $4.99. Available Wednesday, Aug. 20, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3. Throwback Thursday • Buy a pint of Squatters draft beer for the 1989 price of $2.50. Available Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4. Blood Sundays • Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, featuring a 1... Squatters celebrates 25th anniversary Salt Lake City’s Squatters Pub Brewery, 147 W. 300 South, has planned several specials leading up to its 25th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 5. Here are the details: Wing Wednesdays • Get 10 wings for the 1989 price of $4.99. Available Wednesday, Aug. 20, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3. Throwback Thursday • Buy a pint of Squatters draft beer for the 1989 price of $2.50. Available Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4. Blood Sundays • Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, featuring a 1... 58294207@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:51 MDT 4 Utah restaurants call it quits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58300751-223/restaurant-com-cucina-dojo.html.csp In recent weeks, four Salt Lake Valley restaurants have closed; and the owners of Cucina Vanina, Dojo Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Gusto and Lugano all have seemly different reasons for calling it quits. Cucina Vanina, 1844 E. Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights • After spending time with family in her native Italy, owner Vanina Pirollo said she has decided to close her Italian restaurant and change direction. She will now offer personal chef services and private cooking classes. “At this time, I... In recent weeks, four Salt Lake Valley restaurants have closed; and the owners of Cucina Vanina, Dojo Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Gusto and Lugano all have seemly different reasons for calling it quits. Cucina Vanina, 1844 E. Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights • After spending time with family in her native Italy, owner Vanina Pirollo said she has decided to close her Italian restaurant and change direction. She will now offer personal chef services and private cooking classes. “At this time, I... 58300751@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:51 MDT Recipe: Keep Labor Day healthy with grilled chicken salad http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58301579-223/chicken-salad-cup-fat.html.csp Labor Day, summer’s last hurrah, is a feast day. And mostly — Tell the truth! — we tend to overdo it. Ribs, steaks, burgers and hot dogs? Check, check, check and check! Allow me to propose an alternative — a dish that’s simultaneously light and refreshing and substantial: chicken paillard. Paillard is a French culinary term referring to a piece of meat pounded thin, then grilled or sauteed. In this case, we’re going to marinate and grill chicken breasts, then top them off with a peach and arugul... Labor Day, summer’s last hurrah, is a feast day. And mostly — Tell the truth! — we tend to overdo it. Ribs, steaks, burgers and hot dogs? Check, check, check and check! Allow me to propose an alternative — a dish that’s simultaneously light and refreshing and substantial: chicken paillard. Paillard is a French culinary term referring to a piece of meat pounded thin, then grilled or sauteed. In this case, we’re going to marinate and grill chicken breasts, then top them off with a peach and arugul... 58301579@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:51 MDT Here are 5 tips for back-to-school lunch duty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58301696-223/lunch-easy-cold-gear.html.csp Ready for another 180? Sure, you’ve braced your kids for the early mornings. You’ve bought them their shoes and shirts and binders and book covers. You’ve even scheduled their haircuts and made sure their backpacks can handle another year of abuse. But have you prepared yourself for another 180 school days of packed lunches? And what about your own lunches? We always say we’ll pack our own because it’s so much cheaper and healthier, yet somehow... Fact is, there’s not a lot you can do to change... Ready for another 180? Sure, you’ve braced your kids for the early mornings. You’ve bought them their shoes and shirts and binders and book covers. You’ve even scheduled their haircuts and made sure their backpacks can handle another year of abuse. But have you prepared yourself for another 180 school days of packed lunches? And what about your own lunches? We always say we’ll pack our own because it’s so much cheaper and healthier, yet somehow... Fact is, there’s not a lot you can do to change... 58301696@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:51 MDT Recipe: Classic frozen pop from childhood remade as a pie http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58301754-223/cream-orange-ice-pie.html.csp Let’s get one thing clear — I am not proud of this recipe. And if it weren’t so ridiculously good, I’d be too humiliated to share it. But it is and so I am ... It all came about because I was chasing a childhood taste memory. I wanted the creamy-sweet richness of a Creamsicle, but I wanted it as a beverage. I did — albeit only momentarily — consider melting the real deal, then pouring it over ice, perhaps adulterating it with an adult beverage. But that seemed kind of gross. After a few misfire... Let’s get one thing clear — I am not proud of this recipe. And if it weren’t so ridiculously good, I’d be too humiliated to share it. But it is and so I am ... It all came about because I was chasing a childhood taste memory. I wanted the creamy-sweet richness of a Creamsicle, but I wanted it as a beverage. I did — albeit only momentarily — consider melting the real deal, then pouring it over ice, perhaps adulterating it with an adult beverage. But that seemed kind of gross. After a few misfire... 58301754@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:51 MDT Theater review: ‘August: Osage County’s’ dissection of family is brutally frank, fascinating http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58309640-223/family-august-county-osage.html.csp It has been the summer of dysfunctional families in Salt Lake theater. June gave us Pinnacle Acting Company’s incisive production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Now Silver Summit Theatre Company and Utah Repertory Theater Company are jointly staging the regional premiere of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize- and multiple Tony Award–winning “August: Osage County.” Besides sharing stories of couples who feed on each other to hide from facing truths about themselves, both productions spin off of a... It has been the summer of dysfunctional families in Salt Lake theater. June gave us Pinnacle Acting Company’s incisive production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Now Silver Summit Theatre Company and Utah Repertory Theater Company are jointly staging the regional premiere of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize- and multiple Tony Award–winning “August: Osage County.” Besides sharing stories of couples who feed on each other to hide from facing truths about themselves, both productions spin off of a... 58309640@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:51 MDT Photos: Portugal. The Man and Grouplove energize Salt Lake City crowd http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58310473-223/lake-salt-band-crowd.html.csp Psychedelic pop-rock band Portugal. The Man and indie dance-rock band Grouplove had a sold-out crowd moving from beginning to end at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City on a surprisingly rain-free Tuesday evening. Here are photos from the concert. Psychedelic pop-rock band Portugal. The Man and indie dance-rock band Grouplove had a sold-out crowd moving from beginning to end at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City on a surprisingly rain-free Tuesday evening. Here are photos from the concert. 58310473@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:51 MDT Salt Lake City’s mid-week Harvest Market at Pioneer Park today http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58312854-223/market-lake-salt-300.html.csp The Tuesday Harvest Market continues today from 4 p.m. to dusk at Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City. The show goes on, even if its raining, according to Nick Como, spokesman for the Downtown Alliance, which sponsors the event. This laid-back produce market features about 30 vendors who sell locally-grown produce as well as baked goods, salsas and other treats. New this year is a live music program beginning at 6 p.m. and featuring local musicians performing everything from bluegrass... The Tuesday Harvest Market continues today from 4 p.m. to dusk at Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City. The show goes on, even if its raining, according to Nick Como, spokesman for the Downtown Alliance, which sponsors the event. This laid-back produce market features about 30 vendors who sell locally-grown produce as well as baked goods, salsas and other treats. New this year is a live music program beginning at 6 p.m. and featuring local musicians performing everything from bluegrass... 58312854@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:51 MDT Trisha Yearwood re-emerges twice as busy with music, menus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58314812-223/yearwood-music-album-brooks.html.csp Nashville, Tenn. • Once intent on scaling back her career to focus on family, country singer Trisha Yearwood now finds herself with two — platinum-selling musician with a new album on the way and emerging kitchen mogul. “I kind of feel like Rocky in the first movie,” Yearwood said. An apt description: Yearwood announced Tuesday she’s releasing a new album titled “PrizeFighter,” the title taken from a new track she found inspiring as she contemplated relaunching her music career at 49. It coincid... Nashville, Tenn. • Once intent on scaling back her career to focus on family, country singer Trisha Yearwood now finds herself with two — platinum-selling musician with a new album on the way and emerging kitchen mogul. “I kind of feel like Rocky in the first movie,” Yearwood said. An apt description: Yearwood announced Tuesday she’s releasing a new album titled “PrizeFighter,” the title taken from a new track she found inspiring as she contemplated relaunching her music career at 49. It coincid... 58314812@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:51 MDT Saturday Night Live’s Don Pardo passes away at age 96 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58314817-223/michaels-pardo-snl-nbc.html.csp New York • Don Pardo was a timeless classic, and in selecting him as the announcer for the brand-new “Saturday Night Live,” Lorne Michaels must have known it. “When they gave me a list of NBC staff announcers and I saw his name, there was no hesitation,” Michaels, who remains “SNL” executive producer, recalled on Tuesday. On Monday, Pardo died at age 96, having served as an “SNL” mainstay and through-line from its debut in October 1975 up through the close of its 39th season in May (apart from a... New York • Don Pardo was a timeless classic, and in selecting him as the announcer for the brand-new “Saturday Night Live,” Lorne Michaels must have known it. “When they gave me a list of NBC staff announcers and I saw his name, there was no hesitation,” Michaels, who remains “SNL” executive producer, recalled on Tuesday. On Monday, Pardo died at age 96, having served as an “SNL” mainstay and through-line from its debut in October 1975 up through the close of its 39th season in May (apart from a... 58314817@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:51 MDT Jackie Chan expresses shame over son’s drug arrest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58317027-223/chan-drug-jaycee-beijing.html.csp Beijing • Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son’s detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he’s ashamed and saddened. The Hong Kong film star wrote on his microblog that Jaycee Chan would have to face the consequences of his actions, but that they would do so together. “Regarding this issue with my son Jaycee, I feel very angry and very shocked. As a public figure, I’m very ashamed. As a father, I’m heartbroken,” Chan wrote. Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai... Beijing • Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son’s detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he’s ashamed and saddened. The Hong Kong film star wrote on his microblog that Jaycee Chan would have to face the consequences of his actions, but that they would do so together. “Regarding this issue with my son Jaycee, I feel very angry and very shocked. As a public figure, I’m very ashamed. As a father, I’m heartbroken,” Chan wrote. Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai... 58317027@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:51 MDT Mining giant Glencore swings to 8 percent profit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317264-79/profit-billion-glencore-company.html.csp GENEVA • Commodities and mining group Glencore PLC says it will buy back up to $1 billion of its own shares as profit for the first half of the year rose 8 percent. The Swiss-based company, which created an industry giant through the merger between Glencore and Xstrata, says the repurchasing of shares will run through the end of March. In its financial statement released Wednesday, the company says its adjusted net profit was $2.01 billion in the first six months of the year, up from a restated ... GENEVA • Commodities and mining group Glencore PLC says it will buy back up to $1 billion of its own shares as profit for the first half of the year rose 8 percent. The Swiss-based company, which created an industry giant through the merger between Glencore and Xstrata, says the repurchasing of shares will run through the end of March. In its financial statement released Wednesday, the company says its adjusted net profit was $2.01 billion in the first six months of the year, up from a restated ... 58317264@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:01 MDT Lowe’s quarterly profit rises as weather improves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317219-79/billion-lowe-revenue-percent.html.csp Mooresville, N.C. • Lowe’s second-quarter net income increased 10 percent, bolstered by improving weather. The home improvement company’s performance beat analysts’ expectations, but the Mooresville, N.C. company lowered its full-year revenue outlook slightly, citing its year-to-date sales and prior assumptions for the second half. Shares fell in premarket trading on Wednesday. Spring is the most important season for home-improvement retailers, as homeowners and others work on their yards and ga... Mooresville, N.C. • Lowe’s second-quarter net income increased 10 percent, bolstered by improving weather. The home improvement company’s performance beat analysts’ expectations, but the Mooresville, N.C. company lowered its full-year revenue outlook slightly, citing its year-to-date sales and prior assumptions for the second half. Shares fell in premarket trading on Wednesday. Spring is the most important season for home-improvement retailers, as homeowners and others work on their yards and ga... 58317219@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:58:08 MDT Ogden motorcyclist critical, hit-and-run driver sought http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317197-78/motorcyclist-critical-condition-driver.html.csp Ogden police on Wednesday asked for the public’s help in locating a hit-and-run driver who left a motorcyclist in critical condition. Police Lt. Tim Scott said no arrests had been made or suspects identified in the 10 p.m. Tuesday incident at 1000 N. Washington Blvd., where a northbound vehicle described only as a white hatchback car struck the motorcyclist and drove away. The unidentified motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, remained hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday. Anyone w... Ogden police on Wednesday asked for the public’s help in locating a hit-and-run driver who left a motorcyclist in critical condition. Police Lt. Tim Scott said no arrests had been made or suspects identified in the 10 p.m. Tuesday incident at 1000 N. Washington Blvd., where a northbound vehicle described only as a white hatchback car struck the motorcyclist and drove away. The unidentified motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, remained hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday. Anyone w... 58317197@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:53:02 MDT Hooking up to getting hitched: Yes, it can happen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58313189-80/marital-quality-hookup-wedding.html.csp Purposely ambiguous and definitely provocative, the term “hookup” has gotten plenty of attention from researchers analyzing this sexual behavior that can range from kissing to sexual intercourse. A study out Tuesday answers one of those lingering questions: Can a hookup lead to the altar? For almost a third (32 percent) of those in a nationally representative sample, their relationship with their eventual spouse began as a hookup — however the respondents defined it for themselves. “We found tha... Purposely ambiguous and definitely provocative, the term “hookup” has gotten plenty of attention from researchers analyzing this sexual behavior that can range from kissing to sexual intercourse. A study out Tuesday answers one of those lingering questions: Can a hookup lead to the altar? For almost a third (32 percent) of those in a nationally representative sample, their relationship with their eventual spouse began as a hookup — however the respondents defined it for themselves. “We found tha... 58313189@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:51:06 MDT UTOPIA may not appear on Utah cities’ ballots http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314404-78/cities-utopia-ballot-bigelow.html.csp Six Wasatch Front cities are reconsidering their plans for putting a question about UTOPIA on the ballot this November after being told they lack a solid legal basis for the proposed referendum. Two weeks ago, mayors for West Valley City, Layton, Midvale, Tremonton, Brigham City and Perry announced they would give voters a say in whether the high-speed municipal network should be run by a private company in exchange for residents paying a monthly utility fee of about $20. But state elections dir... Six Wasatch Front cities are reconsidering their plans for putting a question about UTOPIA on the ballot this November after being told they lack a solid legal basis for the proposed referendum. Two weeks ago, mayors for West Valley City, Layton, Midvale, Tremonton, Brigham City and Perry announced they would give voters a say in whether the high-speed municipal network should be run by a private company in exchange for residents paying a monthly utility fee of about $20. But state elections dir... 58314404@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:49:57 MDT Argentina to pay creditors, avoid U.S. court case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317202-79/default-argentina-creditors-payments.html.csp Buenos Aires • Argentina will make its next round of scheduled debt payments, the economy minister said Wednesday as he defended a new plan to pay creditors locally and avoid the jurisdiction of a U.S. court that forced the country into default last month. Under legislation that still must be submitted to Congress, the country will no longer use the Bank of New York as a trustee for about $30 billion in bonds and will service debt through an Argentine bank, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said. T... Buenos Aires • Argentina will make its next round of scheduled debt payments, the economy minister said Wednesday as he defended a new plan to pay creditors locally and avoid the jurisdiction of a U.S. court that forced the country into default last month. Under legislation that still must be submitted to Congress, the country will no longer use the Bank of New York as a trustee for about $30 billion in bonds and will service debt through an Argentine bank, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said. T... 58317202@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:42:01 MDT Golf: Summerhays hopes for long run in FedEx Cup Playoffs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58311957-77/summerhays-events-tour-championship.html.csp Daniel Summerhays thrived in last year’s FedEx Cup Playoffs, and now he’s hoping to play in this year’s full series of postseason tournaments. The former Davis High School and BYU golfer tees off Thursday in The Barclays, the first playoff event, in New Jersey. Summerhays stands 49th on the FedEx Cup points list. He’s in good position to qualify for at least the two next two events, as the fields are reduced from 125 players this week to 100 for the Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts an... Daniel Summerhays thrived in last year’s FedEx Cup Playoffs, and now he’s hoping to play in this year’s full series of postseason tournaments. The former Davis High School and BYU golfer tees off Thursday in The Barclays, the first playoff event, in New Jersey. Summerhays stands 49th on the FedEx Cup points list. He’s in good position to qualify for at least the two next two events, as the fields are reduced from 125 players this week to 100 for the Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts an... 58311957@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:41:03 MDT Barnes & Noble and Samsung team up on tablet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317195-79/nook-barnes-noble-samsung.html.csp New York • Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that will replace B&N’s own Nook tablets. The 7-inch tablet will sell for $179 after a $20 instant rebate, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. The move had been expected, since Barnes & Noble said in June it would team up with Samsung to develop Nook tablets that would be available in August. For the first time, the Nook will have a front- and rear-fa... New York • Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that will replace B&N’s own Nook tablets. The 7-inch tablet will sell for $179 after a $20 instant rebate, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. The move had been expected, since Barnes & Noble said in June it would team up with Samsung to develop Nook tablets that would be available in August. For the first time, the Nook will have a front- and rear-fa... 58317195@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:39:01 MDT Heineken reports sales, profit drop in first half http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317184-79/half-heineken-profit-sales.html.csp Amsterdam • Heineken NV, the Amsterdam-based brewer, has reported first half earnings that show a small drop in both revenues and profits — but says its underlying performance was good. Net profit was $840 million, from $841 million in the same period a year ago. Sales were down 1.4 percent, which Heineken, the largest brewer by sales within Europe, said was partly due to the strong euro. Stripping out currency and acquisition effects, Heineken said beer prices were up 1.5 percent, and volumes i... Amsterdam • Heineken NV, the Amsterdam-based brewer, has reported first half earnings that show a small drop in both revenues and profits — but says its underlying performance was good. Net profit was $840 million, from $841 million in the same period a year ago. Sales were down 1.4 percent, which Heineken, the largest brewer by sales within Europe, said was partly due to the strong euro. Stripping out currency and acquisition effects, Heineken said beer prices were up 1.5 percent, and volumes i... 58317184@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:35:02 MDT Restaurateur impressing Salt Lake with good food, hard work http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58294190-223/nguyen-lake-salt-business.html.csp Like a keen sailor on the changing sea, Mai Nguyen knows the ebb and flow of the restaurant business. Over the past two decades, she and her family have owned several Utah eateries, seeking new concepts to entice diners, but unafraid to change direction if a business no longer proves profitable. “We fail many, many times,” Nguyen said of her family that now operates four Salt Lake Valley restaurants. “It’s part of success for me.” It is that fearless, internal strength that recently earned Nguye... Like a keen sailor on the changing sea, Mai Nguyen knows the ebb and flow of the restaurant business. Over the past two decades, she and her family have owned several Utah eateries, seeking new concepts to entice diners, but unafraid to change direction if a business no longer proves profitable. “We fail many, many times,” Nguyen said of her family that now operates four Salt Lake Valley restaurants. “It’s part of success for me.” It is that fearless, internal strength that recently earned Nguye... 58294190@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:33:04 MDT Macy’s to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317159-79/macy-profiling-customers-agreement.html.csp Albany, N.Y. • The retailer Macy’s has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan’s Herald Square. Under the agreement signed Tuesday with New York’s attorney general, the company will adopt new policies on police access to its security camera monitors and against profiling, further train employees, investigate customer complaints, keep better records of detentions and report for three years on its compliance. Attorney General Eric Schneid... Albany, N.Y. • The retailer Macy’s has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan’s Herald Square. Under the agreement signed Tuesday with New York’s attorney general, the company will adopt new policies on police access to its security camera monitors and against profiling, further train employees, investigate customer complaints, keep better records of detentions and report for three years on its compliance. Attorney General Eric Schneid... 58317159@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:29:02 MDT Bloomberg offers grants to help cities innovate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317119-79/cities-innovation-bloomberg-foundation.html.csp New York • American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charitable foundation. Bloomberg Philanthropies is announcing Wednesday that it’s putting $45 million into Innovation Delivery grants. The grants are to help cities create teams that use data and other tools to come up with ideas for how to tackle problems. “We’re asking cities to do so much more,” said James Anderson, who leads ... New York • American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charitable foundation. Bloomberg Philanthropies is announcing Wednesday that it’s putting $45 million into Innovation Delivery grants. The grants are to help cities create teams that use data and other tools to come up with ideas for how to tackle problems. “We’re asking cities to do so much more,” said James Anderson, who leads ... 58317119@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:27:02 MDT China fines 12 Japanese firms in auto price probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317144-79/corp-law-china-price.html.csp Beijing • China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country’s auto industry. Beijing has launched a series of investigations of global automakers and technology suppliers under its 6-year-old anti-monopoly law in an apparent effort to force down prices. Officials said earlier that Mercedes Benz, Audi and Chrysler also violated the law. The Japanese suppliers were found t... Beijing • China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country’s auto industry. Beijing has launched a series of investigations of global automakers and technology suppliers under its 6-year-old anti-monopoly law in an apparent effort to force down prices. Officials said earlier that Mercedes Benz, Audi and Chrysler also violated the law. The Japanese suppliers were found t... 58317144@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:27:02 MDT Utah football notes: Jackson Barton thinks he’ll redshirt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58313316-89/tackle-defensive-shepard-barton.html.csp This time last year, Jackson Barton was gearing up for a senior season in which he’d help lead Brighton to the 5A state championship game. Now he’s a true freshman tackle in the Pac-12, and it speaks volumes that the following may come as a surprise to some of you: He might not play this season. Barton was in the mix to start at right tackle heading into the final scrimmage in camp, but Monday’s depth chart shows sophomore J.J. Dielman No. 1 and sophomore Sam Tevi (until very recently, a defensi... This time last year, Jackson Barton was gearing up for a senior season in which he’d help lead Brighton to the 5A state championship game. Now he’s a true freshman tackle in the Pac-12, and it speaks volumes that the following may come as a surprise to some of you: He might not play this season. Barton was in the mix to start at right tackle heading into the final scrimmage in camp, but Monday’s depth chart shows sophomore J.J. Dielman No. 1 and sophomore Sam Tevi (until very recently, a defensi... 58313316@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:26:43 MDT BYU football: At least three freshmen could start in opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58315114-88/mendenhall-camp-koroma-starting.html.csp Provo • With the season opener at UConn 10 days away, BYU coaches haven’t released a depth chart yet, and probably won’t until Friday, at the soonest. But there’s a strong possibility that the Cougars could be starting three freshmen, maybe more, when they line up against the Huskies at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., on Aug. 29. And they are not guys who were highly touted out of high school, either. After the Cougars practiced at the indoor practice field on Tuesday, head coach Bronc... Provo • With the season opener at UConn 10 days away, BYU coaches haven’t released a depth chart yet, and probably won’t until Friday, at the soonest. But there’s a strong possibility that the Cougars could be starting three freshmen, maybe more, when they line up against the Huskies at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., on Aug. 29. And they are not guys who were highly touted out of high school, either. After the Cougars practiced at the indoor practice field on Tuesday, head coach Bronc... 58315114@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:26:43 MDT USU Football: Aggies turn focus to Tennessee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314980-77/wells-aggies-tennessee-aug.html.csp Logan • Utah State coach Matt Wells didn’t even wait until his team was off the field Tuesday to declare camp over for the Aggies. Technically the Aggies still have a few days of camp scheduled, including a two-a-day on Thursday, but from here on out it will be all Tennessee, all the time, Wells said. “It’s already been geared toward Tennessee since February, but yes, now absolutely,” he said of the team’s focus. The Aggies open the season against the Vols on Aug. 31. “Before today, the last scr... Logan • Utah State coach Matt Wells didn’t even wait until his team was off the field Tuesday to declare camp over for the Aggies. Technically the Aggies still have a few days of camp scheduled, including a two-a-day on Thursday, but from here on out it will be all Tennessee, all the time, Wells said. “It’s already been geared toward Tennessee since February, but yes, now absolutely,” he said of the team’s focus. The Aggies open the season against the Vols on Aug. 31. “Before today, the last scr... 58314980@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:22:42 MDT Monson: Utes’ Hatfield an extraordinary man doing extraordinary things http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58313888-89/hatfield-says-receiver-monson.html.csp Dominique Hatfield felt the plumbing back up in his eyes and spill out of his eye sockets the day they buried his close friend and teammate, Marvin, in his football jersey five years ago. Talk about traumatic and devastating. Both kids were just 14 years old. Marvin was walking home from the store in Crenshaw, on one of the meaner streets in one of the meaner neighborhoods in Los Angeles. That’s where he and Hatfield lived, in housing on those streets, slammed between desperation and despair. H... Dominique Hatfield felt the plumbing back up in his eyes and spill out of his eye sockets the day they buried his close friend and teammate, Marvin, in his football jersey five years ago. Talk about traumatic and devastating. Both kids were just 14 years old. Marvin was walking home from the store in Crenshaw, on one of the meaner streets in one of the meaner neighborhoods in Los Angeles. That’s where he and Hatfield lived, in housing on those streets, slammed between desperation and despair. H... 58313888@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:16:24 MDT Scouts make it out of Utah hills on own, after major rescue effort launched http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317051-78/rescue-effort-search-smithfield.html.csp A group of Boy Scouts made it safely out of the rugged hills east of Smithfield just hours after triggering a major search and rescue effort. Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Doyle Peck confirmed Wednesday that search and rescue crews, along with a helicopter, were dispatched to the Flat Top area late Tuesday afternoon after receiving a 911 call at 4 p.m. Dispatchers were told that a 13-year-old scout had fallen onto a ledge and was trapped and hurt, about 3 miles east of Smithfield. “Initial reports ... A group of Boy Scouts made it safely out of the rugged hills east of Smithfield just hours after triggering a major search and rescue effort. Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Doyle Peck confirmed Wednesday that search and rescue crews, along with a helicopter, were dispatched to the Flat Top area late Tuesday afternoon after receiving a 911 call at 4 p.m. Dispatchers were told that a 13-year-old scout had fallen onto a ledge and was trapped and hurt, about 3 miles east of Smithfield. “Initial reports ... 58317051@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:15:07 MDT Global cruise lines set sail for China http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317104-79/cruise-china-million-passengers.html.csp Hong Kong • Royal Caribbean’s newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air. What’s also a surprise is the vessel’s intended home port: Shanghai. After floating out of a German shipyard last week, the $935 million Quantum of the Seas will spend the winter running between New York and the Caribbean before moving to its new base next summer i... Hong Kong • Royal Caribbean’s newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air. What’s also a surprise is the vessel’s intended home port: Shanghai. After floating out of a German shipyard last week, the $935 million Quantum of the Seas will spend the winter running between New York and the Caribbean before moving to its new base next summer i... 58317104@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:14:02 MDT Japan’s trade deficit widens, exports up slightly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317094-79/deficit-exports-trade-billion.html.csp TOKYO • Japan’s trade deficit rose in July from the month before to a wider than expected $9.4 billion, though exports were higher for the first time in three months, the government said Wednesday. It was the 25th straight monthly trade deficit for the world’s third-largest economy, due mainly to an increase in imports of oil and gas to compensate for idled nuclear reactors following meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in 2011. Exports rose 3.9 percent from a year earlier to ... TOKYO • Japan’s trade deficit rose in July from the month before to a wider than expected $9.4 billion, though exports were higher for the first time in three months, the government said Wednesday. It was the 25th straight monthly trade deficit for the world’s third-largest economy, due mainly to an increase in imports of oil and gas to compensate for idled nuclear reactors following meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in 2011. Exports rose 3.9 percent from a year earlier to ... 58317094@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:09:02 MDT Apple’s stock bounces back to hit a new high http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317058-79/apple-stock-cook-split.html.csp San Francisco • Apple’s stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors’ renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook’s ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs. The milestone represents a dramatic turnaround in sentiment since Apple’s shares reached its previous split-adjusted peak of $100.72 in September 2012. After peaking at $100.77 Wednesday morning, shares slipped 3 cents to $100.50, giving Apple a market value of $602 billion — by f... San Francisco • Apple’s stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors’ renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook’s ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs. The milestone represents a dramatic turnaround in sentiment since Apple’s shares reached its previous split-adjusted peak of $100.72 in September 2012. After peaking at $100.77 Wednesday morning, shares slipped 3 cents to $100.50, giving Apple a market value of $602 billion — by f... 58317058@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:05:02 MDT German retailer opening U.S. flagship in Cincinnati http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317078-79/cincinnati-wiesnkoenig-brewery-german.html.csp Cincinnati • Picture this: A woman walking down the street wearing a dirndl skirt and bust-hugging bodice paired with ankle boots. Or a man sporting lederhosen — leather shorts, traditionally worn with suspenders — with a T-shirt and sneakers. Wiesnkoenig (pronounced VEE’-sehn-koh-neg), the official supplier of lederhosen for the Munich Oktoberfest, is hoping its fashion-forward take on traditional German clothing takes off in America with the opening of its flagship U.S. store inside a Cincinna... Cincinnati • Picture this: A woman walking down the street wearing a dirndl skirt and bust-hugging bodice paired with ankle boots. Or a man sporting lederhosen — leather shorts, traditionally worn with suspenders — with a T-shirt and sneakers. Wiesnkoenig (pronounced VEE’-sehn-koh-neg), the official supplier of lederhosen for the Munich Oktoberfest, is hoping its fashion-forward take on traditional German clothing takes off in America with the opening of its flagship U.S. store inside a Cincinna... 58317078@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:05:02 MDT Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58317041-68/police-brown-ferguson-louis.html.csp Ferguson, Mo. • Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke. The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. And tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers. But the overall scene was more subdued than the past five nights, with smaller crowds, fewer confron... Ferguson, Mo. • Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke. The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. And tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers. But the overall scene was more subdued than the past five nights, with smaller crowds, fewer confron... 58317041@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:51:02 MDT Data breach impact: Target earnings off 62 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317026-79/target-breach-percent-quarter.html.csp New York • Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer continues to reel from costs related to a massive data breach, a botched expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S. The nation’s third-largest retailer also said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings dropped 61.7 percent. Excluding expenses related to the data breach, the results were a penny short of Target’s reduced estimate issued earlier this month. The reduced forecast ... New York • Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer continues to reel from costs related to a massive data breach, a botched expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S. The nation’s third-largest retailer also said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings dropped 61.7 percent. Excluding expenses related to the data breach, the results were a penny short of Target’s reduced estimate issued earlier this month. The reduced forecast ... 58317026@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:45:02 MDT Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58317035-68/ebola-liberia-nigeria-disease.html.csp Monrovia, Liberia • Security forces blocked off a seaside slum in Liberia’s capital Wednesday, stepping up the government’s fight to stop the spread of Ebola, unnerving residents and reportedly sparking a protest. In central Monrovia there were few cars or people about as nervous residents stayed inside after President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ordered West Point sealed off and imposed a nighttime curfew, saying that authorities have not been able to curtail the spread of Ebola in the face of defian... Monrovia, Liberia • Security forces blocked off a seaside slum in Liberia’s capital Wednesday, stepping up the government’s fight to stop the spread of Ebola, unnerving residents and reportedly sparking a protest. In central Monrovia there were few cars or people about as nervous residents stayed inside after President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ordered West Point sealed off and imposed a nighttime curfew, saying that authorities have not been able to curtail the spread of Ebola in the face of defian... 58317035@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:44:02 MDT Containment increases on fire near Yosemite, evacuations start to lift http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58317020-68/fire-evacuations-christopherson-firefighters.html.csp Oakhurst, Calif. • Fire officials expect to soon lift the remaining evacuations ordered because of a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park. The flames drove about 1,000 people from their homes. State fire spokesman Chris Christopherson says residents still out of their homes should be allowed to return later on Wednesday, as firefighters get the upper hand on the blaze. Some evacuations were lifted a day earlier. The fire near the community of Oakhurst in Madera County has burned about 1 ... Oakhurst, Calif. • Fire officials expect to soon lift the remaining evacuations ordered because of a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park. The flames drove about 1,000 people from their homes. State fire spokesman Chris Christopherson says residents still out of their homes should be allowed to return later on Wednesday, as firefighters get the upper hand on the blaze. Some evacuations were lifted a day earlier. The fire near the community of Oakhurst in Madera County has burned about 1 ... 58317020@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:40:02 MDT Hamas: Military chief not present at Gaza strike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58317014-68/gaza-strike-deif-hamas.html.csp Gaza City, Gaza Strip • A Hamas spokesman says the group’s elusive military chief was not present during an Israeli strike on a Gaza Strip house that killed his wife and son. Sami Abu Zuhri says Mohammed Deif “wasn’t even in the location when they bombed it.” Abu Zuhri was speaking to Hamas’ TV station Al-Aqsa on Wednesday. An Israeli strike on the three-story house late Tuesday killed Deif’s wife and child, as well as three others. Deif has escaped numerous Israeli assassination attempts in the... Gaza City, Gaza Strip • A Hamas spokesman says the group’s elusive military chief was not present during an Israeli strike on a Gaza Strip house that killed his wife and son. Sami Abu Zuhri says Mohammed Deif “wasn’t even in the location when they bombed it.” Abu Zuhri was speaking to Hamas’ TV station Al-Aqsa on Wednesday. An Israeli strike on the three-story house late Tuesday killed Deif’s wife and child, as well as three others. Deif has escaped numerous Israeli assassination attempts in the... 58317014@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:37:02 MDT Utah cities purge gun-control laws at demand of national group http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58309720-90/gun-state-utah-laws.html.csp The small Davis County community of West Point was poised Tuesday night to drop a law banning guns in the city cemetery and replace it with one outlawing brandishing or firing a gun in the graveyard, described in code as a sacred place. Two weeks earlier, Draper repealed a ban on firearms in its city amphitheater, in parks and on trails, amending its ordinance to say no one may fire a gun in those locales. Sandy, meantime, is preparing to throw out a law barring guns in or around city-owned day-... The small Davis County community of West Point was poised Tuesday night to drop a law banning guns in the city cemetery and replace it with one outlawing brandishing or firing a gun in the graveyard, described in code as a sacred place. Two weeks earlier, Draper repealed a ban on firearms in its city amphitheater, in parks and on trails, amending its ordinance to say no one may fire a gun in those locales. Sandy, meantime, is preparing to throw out a law barring guns in or around city-owned day-... 58309720@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:30:54 MDT Utah class of 2014 had top scores on ACT http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313224-78/utah-college-percent-act.html.csp Utah’s high school seniors scored slightly lower than the national averages on the ACT college readiness tests last year. But that could be a matter of apples and oranges. When it’s apples and apples — comparing Utah with the 11 other states that give the test to virtually every senior — the state shines, says Mark Peterson, spokesman for the Utah State Office of Education. Utah had the highest score among the 12 states that gave the ACT test to almost every senior, a composite of 20.8 from math... Utah’s high school seniors scored slightly lower than the national averages on the ACT college readiness tests last year. But that could be a matter of apples and oranges. When it’s apples and apples — comparing Utah with the 11 other states that give the test to virtually every senior — the state shines, says Mark Peterson, spokesman for the Utah State Office of Education. Utah had the highest score among the 12 states that gave the ACT test to almost every senior, a composite of 20.8 from math... 58313224@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:30:54 MDT Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58316942-79/stagehands-opera-unions-deal.html.csp New York • New York City’s Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions. The opera company said rehearsals will continue and the season will open as scheduled Sept. 22 with a new production of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Met general manager Peter Gelb demanded pay cuts of about 17 percent, citing skyrocketing production costs and shrinking audiences. Union members countered that su... New York • New York City’s Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions. The opera company said rehearsals will continue and the season will open as scheduled Sept. 22 with a new production of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Met general manager Peter Gelb demanded pay cuts of about 17 percent, citing skyrocketing production costs and shrinking audiences. Union members countered that su... 58316942@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:30:01 MDT Rev. Al Sharpton to address Mike Brown’s St. Louis funeral http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58316941-68/brown-louis-funeral-rev.html.csp St. Louis • The funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown is scheduled for Monday at a church in St. Louis. The Austin A. Layne Mortuary, which is handling arrangements, says the funeral is set for 10 a.m. Monday at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. Brown’s uncle, the Rev. Charles Ewing, will deliver the eulogy, and the Rev. Al Sharpton will also speak. Brown will be buried at St. Peter’s Cemetery in St. Louis County. Brown, who was black, was killed Aug. 9 by white Ferguson police officer ... St. Louis • The funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown is scheduled for Monday at a church in St. Louis. The Austin A. Layne Mortuary, which is handling arrangements, says the funeral is set for 10 a.m. Monday at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. Brown’s uncle, the Rev. Charles Ewing, will deliver the eulogy, and the Rev. Al Sharpton will also speak. Brown will be buried at St. Peter’s Cemetery in St. Louis County. Brown, who was black, was killed Aug. 9 by white Ferguson police officer ... 58316941@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:28:02 MDT U.S. stocks quiet ahead of Fed minutes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58316940-79/company-percent-fed-minutes.html.csp New York • U.S. stocks were slightly higher Wednesday in midday trading as investors waited for minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was up 29 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,940 as of 10:23 a.m. Mountain time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up a point, or 0.1 percent, to 1,983 and the Nasdaq composite was flat at 4,527. RATE INCREASES: Many analysts predict the Fed will start raising its key interest rate sometime in 2015. ... New York • U.S. stocks were slightly higher Wednesday in midday trading as investors waited for minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was up 29 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,940 as of 10:23 a.m. Mountain time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up a point, or 0.1 percent, to 1,983 and the Nasdaq composite was flat at 4,527. RATE INCREASES: Many analysts predict the Fed will start raising its key interest rate sometime in 2015. ... 58316940@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:26:02 MDT Idaho man arrested after pointing gun at Missouri Interstate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58316939-68/arrested-gun-interstate-platte.html.csp Platte City, Mo. • The Platte County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol say they arrested an Idaho man who witnesses said was pointing a gun at traffic along Interstate 29 north of Kansas City. Authorities say they have not received any reports of the man firing shots at traffic. Several witnesses reported seeing the man walking along the interstate with a rifle. KMBC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1q03LSP ) the 46-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon near the Tracy-Weston ... Platte City, Mo. • The Platte County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol say they arrested an Idaho man who witnesses said was pointing a gun at traffic along Interstate 29 north of Kansas City. Authorities say they have not received any reports of the man firing shots at traffic. Several witnesses reported seeing the man walking along the interstate with a rifle. KMBC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1q03LSP ) the 46-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon near the Tracy-Weston ... 58316939@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:24:02 MDT UTA fails to report $14.26M in retirement benefits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310329-90/benefits-compensation-corrected-difference.html.csp Earlier this year, the Utah Transit Authority officially reported that General Manager Michael Allegra’s total 2013 compensation was $346,249. It turns out that was about $52,000 too low — because UTA had failed to include some retirement-pension benefits. His compensation really was $397,900, including all salary, bonuses, benefits and leave. Allegra was not alone. The UTA erroneously omitted reporting a combined total of $14.26 million in retirement benefits for all its employees — about a thi... Earlier this year, the Utah Transit Authority officially reported that General Manager Michael Allegra’s total 2013 compensation was $346,249. It turns out that was about $52,000 too low — because UTA had failed to include some retirement-pension benefits. His compensation really was $397,900, including all salary, bonuses, benefits and leave. Allegra was not alone. The UTA erroneously omitted reporting a combined total of $14.26 million in retirement benefits for all its employees — about a thi... 58310329@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:00:35 MDT Salt Lake’s Flower Patch goes down as David bows to Goliath http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313961-78/flower-lake-salt-patch.html.csp Downtown Salt Lake City’s beleaguered and beloved Flower Patch is gone. Tuesday’s demolition marks the end of the two-decade David-and-Goliath struggle between Grand America Hotels & Resorts and the little flower shop founded by Greg Parrish. The Flower Patch and an adjacent parcel were at the heart of the protracted fight starting in the mid-1990s, when Parrish and partner Stuart Nelson refused to sell and make way for oil and hotel billionaire Earl Holding’s plans to build a luxury hotel and ... Downtown Salt Lake City’s beleaguered and beloved Flower Patch is gone. Tuesday’s demolition marks the end of the two-decade David-and-Goliath struggle between Grand America Hotels & Resorts and the little flower shop founded by Greg Parrish. The Flower Patch and an adjacent parcel were at the heart of the protracted fight starting in the mid-1990s, when Parrish and partner Stuart Nelson refused to sell and make way for oil and hotel billionaire Earl Holding’s plans to build a luxury hotel and ... 58313961@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:42:33 MDT New Utah charter school for kids with autism opens doors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314242-78/spectrum-kids-campus-autism.html.csp Pleasant Grove • The first day of school at Spectrum Academy on Tuesday looked slightly different from others around the state. Sure, kids bounced through hallways toting new backpacks as teachers herded them into classrooms. But in many of those rooms, the lights stayed off to help keep students calmer. Youngsters fiddled with foam blocks or balls of clay to help them focus. Some flapped their hands, and others carried headphones to muffle sharp noises. “It’s a place where the kids can feel sa... Pleasant Grove • The first day of school at Spectrum Academy on Tuesday looked slightly different from others around the state. Sure, kids bounced through hallways toting new backpacks as teachers herded them into classrooms. But in many of those rooms, the lights stayed off to help keep students calmer. Youngsters fiddled with foam blocks or balls of clay to help them focus. Some flapped their hands, and others carried headphones to muffle sharp noises. “It’s a place where the kids can feel sa... 58314242@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:42:33 MDT Utah forecast: A wet, roundhouse slap — and more ahead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58316393-78/utah-wednesday-com-expected.html.csp Ushered in by thunder, lightning and locally heavily rainstorms, the first of a series of wet roundhouse slaps fell on Utah Wednesday as storm clouds rolled in from the northwest. It was a pattern of brief, dry periods between waves of water-engorged clouds expected to repeat through the remainder of the work week as a cycle of storms continued to drift through the state en route to a southeastern exit into the Four Corners region and beyond. Even before sunrise Wednesday, 24-hour rain totals th... Ushered in by thunder, lightning and locally heavily rainstorms, the first of a series of wet roundhouse slaps fell on Utah Wednesday as storm clouds rolled in from the northwest. It was a pattern of brief, dry periods between waves of water-engorged clouds expected to repeat through the remainder of the work week as a cycle of storms continued to drift through the state en route to a southeastern exit into the Four Corners region and beyond. Even before sunrise Wednesday, 24-hour rain totals th... 58316393@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:20:24 MDT Report shows Utah Dickey’s had problem with food labels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313061-78/dickey-health-tea-critical.html.csp During a routine inspection Jan. 21, the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in South Jordan — where a woman last week was seriously injured by drinking chemical-laced tea — was cited for seven health code violations, including one “non-critical” issue that involved a food container that was not properly labeled. “Food containers are not labeled with the common name of the food,” reads the 7-month-old inspection report on the Salt Lake County Health Department website. The record did not list what ingredien... During a routine inspection Jan. 21, the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in South Jordan — where a woman last week was seriously injured by drinking chemical-laced tea — was cited for seven health code violations, including one “non-critical” issue that involved a food container that was not properly labeled. “Food containers are not labeled with the common name of the food,” reads the 7-month-old inspection report on the Salt Lake County Health Department website. The record did not list what ingredien... 58313061@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:03:05 MDT State topped Herbert’s goal with 112,000 new jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58313567-79/herbert-jobs-state-com.html.csp Gov. Gary Herbert used a couple of Paralympic-caliber archers Tuesday to emphasize that his job-creation goals were right on target. The governor recounted Tuesday how there were “a lot of naysayers” when he issued a challenge to the private sector in January 2012 to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. The private sector’s response was revealed when Michael Lukow and Steve Bosson, Iraq War veterans who are part of USA Archery’s elite Para team, popped balloons with arrows at about 30 paces. A boa... Gov. Gary Herbert used a couple of Paralympic-caliber archers Tuesday to emphasize that his job-creation goals were right on target. The governor recounted Tuesday how there were “a lot of naysayers” when he issued a challenge to the private sector in January 2012 to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. The private sector’s response was revealed when Michael Lukow and Steve Bosson, Iraq War veterans who are part of USA Archery’s elite Para team, popped balloons with arrows at about 30 paces. A boa... 58313567@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:03:05 MDT County Council lines up behind unified 911 system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58314652-90/county-system-dispatch-lake.html.csp Salt Lake County is closer to having a single computer-aided dispatch system for all of its public-safety agencies. An interlocal agreement has been reached between Salt Lake City, which operates off one dispatch platform, and the trustees of Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC), which has a different dispatch system for many of the county’s other police agencies. To give that agreement more political weight, local-government councils are being asked to pass resolutions of support for h... Salt Lake County is closer to having a single computer-aided dispatch system for all of its public-safety agencies. An interlocal agreement has been reached between Salt Lake City, which operates off one dispatch platform, and the trustees of Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC), which has a different dispatch system for many of the county’s other police agencies. To give that agreement more political weight, local-government councils are being asked to pass resolutions of support for h... 58314652@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:03:05 MDT Program helps Utah’s Internet have-nots join the haves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313058-78/internet-comcast-program-hammon.html.csp Marianna Castenada spent her first two years of high school doing homework on her mother’s smartphone — a frustrating experience — because she didn’t have access to the Internet at home. The 16-year-old honor student will enter her junior year at East High School next week without that stress. Her family has signed up for low-cost Internet access through Comcast’s Internet Essentials program. “I would stress so much because my grades would drop ... and now I can just do it at home and be comfort... Marianna Castenada spent her first two years of high school doing homework on her mother’s smartphone — a frustrating experience — because she didn’t have access to the Internet at home. The 16-year-old honor student will enter her junior year at East High School next week without that stress. Her family has signed up for low-cost Internet access through Comcast’s Internet Essentials program. “I would stress so much because my grades would drop ... and now I can just do it at home and be comfort... 58313058@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:07:46 MDT FBI head says agents followed the facts in Swallow-Shurtleff probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314357-78/fbi-comey-investigation-department.html.csp The director of the FBI didn’t shine any light Tuesday on the federal law enforcement split over the investigation of the two former Utah attorneys general who face criminal charges in state court. FBI Director James Comey, during a visit to Salt Lake City, declined to answer a question on why the FBI had remained part of the investigation while the Department of Justice bowed out in September 2013, less than a year after jumping in. The Justice Department withdrawal left agents and local prose... The director of the FBI didn’t shine any light Tuesday on the federal law enforcement split over the investigation of the two former Utah attorneys general who face criminal charges in state court. FBI Director James Comey, during a visit to Salt Lake City, declined to answer a question on why the FBI had remained part of the investigation while the Department of Justice bowed out in September 2013, less than a year after jumping in. The Justice Department withdrawal left agents and local prose... 58314357@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:58:33 MDT Ruptured pipe spills oil into Utah’s San Juan River http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58312705-78/river-oil-report-juan.html.csp A pipeline break last week near Montezuma Creek in Utah’s southeast corner leaked a small amount of oil into the San Juan River. A tumbling boulder, loosened by recent rains Thursday, ruptured a flow line serving a well in the aging Aneth oil field, operated by Denver-based Resolute Natural Resources, according to a report posted on the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s spill database. The operator shut down the well, capable of producing 34 barrels a day, once the leak was discovere... A pipeline break last week near Montezuma Creek in Utah’s southeast corner leaked a small amount of oil into the San Juan River. A tumbling boulder, loosened by recent rains Thursday, ruptured a flow line serving a well in the aging Aneth oil field, operated by Denver-based Resolute Natural Resources, according to a report posted on the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s spill database. The operator shut down the well, capable of producing 34 barrels a day, once the leak was discovere... 58312705@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:57:55 MDT Prep football: Utah’s Diamond (Ranch) in the rough http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58285809-190/football-diamond-dias-ranch.html.csp Hurricane • Since Diamond Ranch Academy is a unique school, football coaches Rob and Ricky Dias decided it needed a distinctive stadium to reflect that difference. The yellow and black diamondback logo that stretches across the artificial turf field located on a bluff near Sand Hollow Reservoir with the Pine Valley Mountains visible in the background gives the modern stadium a look that USA Today called “the most unique field in America.” One of Utah’s only turf baseball fields is located adjace... Hurricane • Since Diamond Ranch Academy is a unique school, football coaches Rob and Ricky Dias decided it needed a distinctive stadium to reflect that difference. The yellow and black diamondback logo that stretches across the artificial turf field located on a bluff near Sand Hollow Reservoir with the Pine Valley Mountains visible in the background gives the modern stadium a look that USA Today called “the most unique field in America.” One of Utah’s only turf baseball fields is located adjace... 58285809@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:55:28 MDT Real Salt Lake faces FC Dallas’ high-octane offense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58313871-77/dallas-goals-rsl-cassar.html.csp Sandy • Jeff Cassar knows the roots of FC Dallas’ unrelenting, all-out style of offensive play. He played with Oscar Pareja in Dallas for three seasons and sees distinct similarities between the approach Pareja took as a player and now as a coach leading his former club. It’s producing a flurry of goals and results as Pareja, the former coach of the Colorado Rapids, has FC Dallas (11-7-6, 39 points) three points behind first-place Real Salt Lake (11-4-9, 42 points) ahead of Friday’s matchup at T... Sandy • Jeff Cassar knows the roots of FC Dallas’ unrelenting, all-out style of offensive play. He played with Oscar Pareja in Dallas for three seasons and sees distinct similarities between the approach Pareja took as a player and now as a coach leading his former club. It’s producing a flurry of goals and results as Pareja, the former coach of the Colorado Rapids, has FC Dallas (11-7-6, 39 points) three points behind first-place Real Salt Lake (11-4-9, 42 points) ahead of Friday’s matchup at T... 58313871@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:55:28 MDT NBA: Jazz sign free agent Jack Cooley http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314395-77/nba-cooley-season-drew.html.csp The Jazz continue to build their training camp roster, signing former Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley on Tuesday. The 6-foot-9 Cooley averaged 13.1 points sand 10.1 rebounds a game during his final year in college. But rather than fight for a spot on an NBA roster through the D-League, he was lured overseas by an “unusually lucrative” deal and spent last season in Turkey. Cooley averaged 12.6 points and 6.9 boards a game for Trabzonspor of the Turkish Basketball League. But after a season abroad,... The Jazz continue to build their training camp roster, signing former Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley on Tuesday. The 6-foot-9 Cooley averaged 13.1 points sand 10.1 rebounds a game during his final year in college. But rather than fight for a spot on an NBA roster through the D-League, he was lured overseas by an “unusually lucrative” deal and spent last season in Turkey. Cooley averaged 12.6 points and 6.9 boards a game for Trabzonspor of the Turkish Basketball League. But after a season abroad,... 58314395@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:53:01 MDT Ferguson city leaders pledge to change police force http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58315110-68/police-ferguson-louis-brown.html.csp Ferguson, Mo. • Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to “allow peace to settle in” and pledged to try to improve the police force in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police. In a public statement, the city said the mayor, the City Council and employees have been exploring ways to increase the number of African-American applicants to the law enforcement academy, develop ince... Ferguson, Mo. • Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to “allow peace to settle in” and pledged to try to improve the police force in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police. In a public statement, the city said the mayor, the City Council and employees have been exploring ways to increase the number of African-American applicants to the law enforcement academy, develop ince... 58315110@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:48:02 MDT NFL notes: Steelers sign ex-BYU standout Brett Keisel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314487-77/keisel-hoyer-manziel-practice.html.csp Da Beard is on his way back to ‘Da Burgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel to bolster a reconfigured line that has struggled to produce much of anything in the first two weeks of the preseason. Keisel posted on his Twitter feed Tuesday “I am very excited to finish what I started in 2002 with the (at)steelers. Time to get to work!!” The Steelers decided not to re-sign Keisel in the offseason after the 35-year-old from BYU finished with four sacks in 12 ga... Da Beard is on his way back to ‘Da Burgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel to bolster a reconfigured line that has struggled to produce much of anything in the first two weeks of the preseason. Keisel posted on his Twitter feed Tuesday “I am very excited to finish what I started in 2002 with the (at)steelers. Time to get to work!!” The Steelers decided not to re-sign Keisel in the offseason after the 35-year-old from BYU finished with four sacks in 12 ga... 58314487@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:44:02 MDT Salt Lake Bees: Team beats Iowa 4-2 for rare road sweep http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314843-77/bees-lake-salt-inning.html.csp Des Moines, Iowa • The Salt Lake Bees completed their first series sweep of the season with a 4-2 win over the Iowa Cubs on Tuesday. Salt Lake hadn’t swept a road series since June 2012 at Tacoma. The Bees trailed 2-0 in the fourth inning but cut the deficit in half in the sixth, when J.B. Shuck’s sacrifice fly drove in Shawn O’Malley. The Bees pulled ahead 3-2 in the seventh inning, with RBIs by John Buck and Vance Albitz. C.J. Cron, who had three hits, capped the scoring in the ninth inning ... Des Moines, Iowa • The Salt Lake Bees completed their first series sweep of the season with a 4-2 win over the Iowa Cubs on Tuesday. Salt Lake hadn’t swept a road series since June 2012 at Tacoma. The Bees trailed 2-0 in the fourth inning but cut the deficit in half in the sixth, when J.B. Shuck’s sacrifice fly drove in Shawn O’Malley. The Bees pulled ahead 3-2 in the seventh inning, with RBIs by John Buck and Vance Albitz. C.J. Cron, who had three hits, capped the scoring in the ninth inning ... 58314843@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:42:02 MDT Islamic State says American photojournalist executed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58314864-68/video-foley-american-islamic.html.csp Washington • The Islamic State militant group claimed Tuesday to have beheaded an American photojournalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. A video posted on YouTube, later removed, purported to show the execution of James Foley after he recited a statement in which he called the U.S. government “my real killers.” A second prisoner, said to be Steven Joel Sotloff, like Foley an American journalist who disappeared while covering Syria’s civil war, then appears in the video. The masked... Washington • The Islamic State militant group claimed Tuesday to have beheaded an American photojournalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. A video posted on YouTube, later removed, purported to show the execution of James Foley after he recited a statement in which he called the U.S. government “my real killers.” A second prisoner, said to be Steven Joel Sotloff, like Foley an American journalist who disappeared while covering Syria’s civil war, then appears in the video. The masked... 58314864@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:08:15 MDT Flip-side manis, Louboutin red: 5 trends for nails http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58301378-223/nails-nail-barfield-louboutin.html.csp Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it’s all about nails. Rhinestones, 3-D designs, textured topcoats and new offerings from fashion royalty have upped the ante on fingertips, said Kahlana Barfield, beauty director for InStyle magazine. “We’re seeing so many nail artists emerging and nail art salons that are launching,” she said. “They’re showing up across the country. Nails are an accessory now in the same way as jewelry, but a more affordable one.” So what does a d... Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it’s all about nails. Rhinestones, 3-D designs, textured topcoats and new offerings from fashion royalty have upped the ante on fingertips, said Kahlana Barfield, beauty director for InStyle magazine. “We’re seeing so many nail artists emerging and nail art salons that are launching,” she said. “They’re showing up across the country. Nails are an accessory now in the same way as jewelry, but a more affordable one.” So what does a d... 58301378@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:45:32 MDT NFL: Steelers bringing back BYU’s Brett ‘Da Beard’ Keisel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314870-77/keisel-steelers-beard-pittsburgh.html.csp Pittsburgh • Da Beard is on his way back to ‘Da Burgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel to bolster a reconfigured line that has struggled to produce much of anything in the first two weeks of the preseason. Keisel posted on his Twitter feed Tuesday “I am very excited to finish what I started in 2002 with the (at)steelers. Time to get to work!!” The Steelers decided not to re-sign Keisel in the offseason after the 35-year-old finished with four sacks in 1... Pittsburgh • Da Beard is on his way back to ‘Da Burgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel to bolster a reconfigured line that has struggled to produce much of anything in the first two weeks of the preseason. Keisel posted on his Twitter feed Tuesday “I am very excited to finish what I started in 2002 with the (at)steelers. Time to get to work!!” The Steelers decided not to re-sign Keisel in the offseason after the 35-year-old finished with four sacks in 1... 58314870@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:16:45 MDT MLB: Selig reiterates A’s need a new ballpark http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314886-77/selig-oakland-ballpark-coliseum.html.csp Oakland, Calif. • Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him “frustrated.” The Oakland Athletics still don’t have the new ballpark he says he believes they desperately need. Selig praised all parties after the A’s recently reached a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to stay at the rundown Coliseum. Whether the A’s are able to one day build a new stadium at the current Coliseum ... Oakland, Calif. • Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him “frustrated.” The Oakland Athletics still don’t have the new ballpark he says he believes they desperately need. Selig praised all parties after the A’s recently reached a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to stay at the rundown Coliseum. Whether the A’s are able to one day build a new stadium at the current Coliseum ... 58314886@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:03:01 MDT