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The $220 million was an increase of nearly 19 percent from the $185.4 million the Logan-based university received in fiscal 2013. “This is a big turnaround for us,” Mark McLellan, vice president for research, said after a news conference announcing the record. “This is a home run, out of the par... Fueled by a huge increase in funding for its Space Dynamics Laboratory, Utah State University took in a record $220 million from government, corporate and foundation sources during the 2014 budget year. The $220 million was an increase of nearly 19 percent from the $185.4 million the Logan-based university received in fiscal 2013. “This is a big turnaround for us,” Mark McLellan, vice president for research, said after a news conference announcing the record. “This is a home run, out of the par... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58365033@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:24:01 MDT Paul Rolly: Utah fan? Utah man? Crowd was left to improvise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58363945-90/utah-sltrib-com-http.html.csp While the University of Utah dominated Idaho State, as expected, on the football field Thursday evening, there were a few noticeable glitches off the field. When the crowd was led in the “Utah Fan (Man?)” fight song, the lyrics were not displayed on the scoreboard like they have been in past years. Could it be because of the controversy over the school’s decision to replace lines such as “our coeds are the fairest” and “no other gang of college men” that have been in the song for years? Nope, ... While the University of Utah dominated Idaho State, as expected, on the football field Thursday evening, there were a few noticeable glitches off the field. When the crowd was led in the “Utah Fan (Man?)” fight song, the lyrics were not displayed on the scoreboard like they have been in past years. Could it be because of the controversy over the school’s decision to replace lines such as “our coeds are the fairest” and “no other gang of college men” that have been in the song for years? Nope, ... 58363945@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:11:48 MDT Fundraising in AG’s race tempered post-Swallow http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58366136-90/attorney-campaign-democratic-district.html.csp After years of scandal stemming from money and campaign contributions flowing to the attorney general’s race, it appears both candidates have taken a more reserved approach, although big donations continue to flow to Republican incumbent Attorney General Sean Reyes. Reyes has received a handful of contributions in excess of $10,000 during the campaign, including a $20,000 donation last week from a renewable-energy company. Reyes has raised more than $262,000 since taking office last December and... After years of scandal stemming from money and campaign contributions flowing to the attorney general’s race, it appears both candidates have taken a more reserved approach, although big donations continue to flow to Republican incumbent Attorney General Sean Reyes. Reyes has received a handful of contributions in excess of $10,000 during the campaign, including a $20,000 donation last week from a renewable-energy company. Reyes has raised more than $262,000 since taking office last December and... 58366136@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:11:40 MDT Lack of charges in Bundy standoff poses risk, group says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365302-78/blm-bundy-federal-officers.html.csp Federal land managers want criminal charges filed in 35 cases related to the armed standoff between officers and militia members supporting Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy — and delay by prosecutors may be putting other federal officials at risk, an advocacy group charged Tuesday. More than four months ago, the federal Bureau of Land Management referred the cases to Nevada’s U.S. attorney’s office, according to data released by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The group con... Federal land managers want criminal charges filed in 35 cases related to the armed standoff between officers and militia members supporting Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy — and delay by prosecutors may be putting other federal officials at risk, an advocacy group charged Tuesday. More than four months ago, the federal Bureau of Land Management referred the cases to Nevada’s U.S. attorney’s office, according to data released by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The group con... 58365302@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:11:08 MDT Trashed school lunches: Salt Lake City board gets final report http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365700-78/district-lunches-qui-shirley.html.csp The Salt Lake City school board expects to discuss a final report tonight from an independent investigation into the January dumping of dozens of kids’ lunches. The incident at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City drew national attention and an apology from the district, and spurred it and others to change their policies for handling debts for meals. Up to 40 Uintah students picked out lunches, then were required to surrender the meals to a cafeteria worker who put the food in the trash once a p... The Salt Lake City school board expects to discuss a final report tonight from an independent investigation into the January dumping of dozens of kids’ lunches. The incident at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City drew national attention and an apology from the district, and spurred it and others to change their policies for handling debts for meals. Up to 40 Uintah students picked out lunches, then were required to surrender the meals to a cafeteria worker who put the food in the trash once a p... 58365700@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:50:02 MDT Park City bond ruling pushed to Friday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365870-78/park-bond-friday-judge.html.csp The question of the season in Park City won’t be answered until Friday. Third District Judge Ryan Harris agreed Tuesday to a joint request by Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker/Vail Resorts to delay his decision until Friday on the amount of a bond PCMR will have to post to use the mountainside this winter while a lawsuit between the ski goliaths is appealed. The judge had been scheduled to rule Wednesday. Harris has been pondering the bond amount since a court hearing Thursday in which PCMR... The question of the season in Park City won’t be answered until Friday. Third District Judge Ryan Harris agreed Tuesday to a joint request by Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker/Vail Resorts to delay his decision until Friday on the amount of a bond PCMR will have to post to use the mountainside this winter while a lawsuit between the ski goliaths is appealed. The judge had been scheduled to rule Wednesday. Harris has been pondering the bond amount since a court hearing Thursday in which PCMR... 58365870@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:15:25 MDT Salt Lake City Council poised to seek more streetcar funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352295-90/2100-construction-drive-funding.html.csp Salt Lake City hopes a $3 million investment will get it almost $14 million to stretch the Sugar House Streetcar line to the intersection at Highland Drive and 2100 South. Tuesday, at its afternoon work session, the City Council will consider funding the $3 million match needed for a federal Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant of $10.6 million. The council is scheduled to vote on the matter a few hours later at its 7 p.m. formal meeting. The so-called S Line now... Salt Lake City hopes a $3 million investment will get it almost $14 million to stretch the Sugar House Streetcar line to the intersection at Highland Drive and 2100 South. Tuesday, at its afternoon work session, the City Council will consider funding the $3 million match needed for a federal Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant of $10.6 million. The council is scheduled to vote on the matter a few hours later at its 7 p.m. formal meeting. The so-called S Line now... 58352295@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:15:25 MDT Three die in Labor Day crashes in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364767-78/died-troopers-utah-crashed.html.csp Three people died on Utah’s roads during Labor Day weekend, with thousands of others stopped by state troopers. Utah Highway Patrol made 4,937 traffic stops over the three-day weekend, netting 52 drunken driving arrests and 219 seatbelt violations. Speeding was the reason for 2,839 stops, troopers reported. Three people died in two separate crashes. On Saturday, a head-on crash killed two people on U.S. Highway 89 near the Arizona border. Jay Russell, 53, was driving north about 12:55 p.m. when... Three people died on Utah’s roads during Labor Day weekend, with thousands of others stopped by state troopers. Utah Highway Patrol made 4,937 traffic stops over the three-day weekend, netting 52 drunken driving arrests and 219 seatbelt violations. Speeding was the reason for 2,839 stops, troopers reported. Three people died in two separate crashes. On Saturday, a head-on crash killed two people on U.S. Highway 89 near the Arizona border. Jay Russell, 53, was driving north about 12:55 p.m. when... 58364767@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:50:02 MDT Renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel to speak at UVU, USU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365901-78/interfaith-patel-cooperation-usu.html.csp Eboo Patel is a Muslim from India, who dated a Mormon girl in high school and a Jewish young woman in college. He was drawn to Dorothy Day’s Catholic Worker Movement and to the writings of Gandhi, Malcolm X and the Dalai Lama. Such diverse religious influences ignited Patel’s desire to answer the question: Can one maintain a deeply held belief, while engaging with those of divergent or even opposing faiths? Clearly, the nationally recognized expert in interfaith relations sees such interactions ... Eboo Patel is a Muslim from India, who dated a Mormon girl in high school and a Jewish young woman in college. He was drawn to Dorothy Day’s Catholic Worker Movement and to the writings of Gandhi, Malcolm X and the Dalai Lama. Such diverse religious influences ignited Patel’s desire to answer the question: Can one maintain a deeply held belief, while engaging with those of divergent or even opposing faiths? Clearly, the nationally recognized expert in interfaith relations sees such interactions ... 58365901@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:39:10 MDT New Greek Orthodox Mission Parish holds inaugural service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353369-78/parish-greek-orthodox-mission.html.csp The Greek Orthodox Mission Parish of Utah met in its inaugural worship service Sunday. The parish was voted into existence on Aug. 23 by more than 100 then-members of the Greater Salt Lake Parish — comprised of Prophet Elias church and Holy Trinity Cathedral — who were dissatisfied with the way a four-year dispute between the two congregations was settled. The mission parish met Sunday at The Woods on Ninth, a reception center at 6775 S. 900 East in Midvale. Father Jimi Foreso from St. Catherine... The Greek Orthodox Mission Parish of Utah met in its inaugural worship service Sunday. The parish was voted into existence on Aug. 23 by more than 100 then-members of the Greater Salt Lake Parish — comprised of Prophet Elias church and Holy Trinity Cathedral — who were dissatisfied with the way a four-year dispute between the two congregations was settled. The mission parish met Sunday at The Woods on Ninth, a reception center at 6775 S. 900 East in Midvale. Father Jimi Foreso from St. Catherine... 58353369@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:34:05 MDT For many black Mormons, racism is a bigger issue than sexism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361569-78/women-says-black-church.html.csp Black Mormon women may have powerful voices, but few are ready to join the white LDS feminist chorus, pushing for gender equity in the Utah-based faith. And their reasons are as varied as the women involved. To many, no conversation about equality is complete without confronting race and its role in Mormon history. After all, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prohibited men and boys of African descent from being ordained to the priesthood until 1978. It barred black women from tem... Black Mormon women may have powerful voices, but few are ready to join the white LDS feminist chorus, pushing for gender equity in the Utah-based faith. And their reasons are as varied as the women involved. To many, no conversation about equality is complete without confronting race and its role in Mormon history. After all, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prohibited men and boys of African descent from being ordained to the priesthood until 1978. It barred black women from tem... 58361569@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:34:05 MDT New downtown Salt Lake City bicycle track worries small businesses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58348049-90/300-bike-broadway-business.html.csp There are funny-looking parking spots painted up and down 300 South downtown. Bike lanes are this way and that. Workers are paving and jack hammering — and, simply put, between 600 East and 300 West, things are a mess. But don’t worry, say Salt Lake City officials, when the dust clears — about mid-October — the city will have its first permanent protected bike lanes on both sides of what some still call Broadway. The price tag: $900,000. It’s a work in progress, said City Hall spokesman Art Raym... There are funny-looking parking spots painted up and down 300 South downtown. Bike lanes are this way and that. Workers are paving and jack hammering — and, simply put, between 600 East and 300 West, things are a mess. But don’t worry, say Salt Lake City officials, when the dust clears — about mid-October — the city will have its first permanent protected bike lanes on both sides of what some still call Broadway. The price tag: $900,000. It’s a work in progress, said City Hall spokesman Art Raym... 58348049@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:09:24 MDT Utah man accused of threatening FBI agents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365978-78/zickella-agents-fbi-george.html.csp St. George • Authorities in southern Utah have arrested a St. George man accused of repeatedly calling a local FBI office and threatening agents. The Spectrum of St. George reports that 49-year-old Robert Zickella is being held in the Purgatory Correctional Facility on a threat of terrorism charge after his Sunday arrest. Police say in court records that FBI agents in St. George reported receiving 112 phone calls from Zickella over several days in which he threatened agents and threatened to blo... St. George • Authorities in southern Utah have arrested a St. George man accused of repeatedly calling a local FBI office and threatening agents. The Spectrum of St. George reports that 49-year-old Robert Zickella is being held in the Purgatory Correctional Facility on a threat of terrorism charge after his Sunday arrest. Police say in court records that FBI agents in St. George reported receiving 112 phone calls from Zickella over several days in which he threatened agents and threatened to blo... 58365978@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:08:02 MDT Man suspected of lewd acts sought by West Jordan police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365240-78/acts-dark-jordan-lewd.html.csp West Jordan police are asking the public’s help in identifying and locating a man suspected of committing lewd acts last month at the Asian City Market at 1653 W. 9000 South. At about 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 7, the man spent almost 25 minutes following a female employee throughout the store, at times exposing himself and committing lewd acts. He is reportedly a regular customer and may live in the area. The suspect is described as being a very heavy set, white male, 250 to 300 pounds, with dark hair... West Jordan police are asking the public’s help in identifying and locating a man suspected of committing lewd acts last month at the Asian City Market at 1653 W. 9000 South. At about 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 7, the man spent almost 25 minutes following a female employee throughout the store, at times exposing himself and committing lewd acts. He is reportedly a regular customer and may live in the area. The suspect is described as being a very heavy set, white male, 250 to 300 pounds, with dark hair... 58365240@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:00:19 MDT Utah women target Carl’s Jr. for racy ads http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365773-78/women-ads-carl-kite.html.csp A pair of Utah women dedicated to pushing back against the objectification of women say Carl’s Jr. has gone too far with its long-running line of TV ads featuring women in bikinis eating the company’s burgers in seductive poses. Twin sisters Lexie and Lindsay Kite, co-founders of “Beauty Redefined,” have launched a social media campaign calling on people to boycott Carl’s Jr. for ads they say exemplify what’s wrong with how women are portrayed in popular culture. “They are just pushing the bound... A pair of Utah women dedicated to pushing back against the objectification of women say Carl’s Jr. has gone too far with its long-running line of TV ads featuring women in bikinis eating the company’s burgers in seductive poses. Twin sisters Lexie and Lindsay Kite, co-founders of “Beauty Redefined,” have launched a social media campaign calling on people to boycott Carl’s Jr. for ads they say exemplify what’s wrong with how women are portrayed in popular culture. “They are just pushing the bound... 58365773@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:00:13 MDT Salt Lake Comic Con delivers fans, but does it deliver dollars? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313984-78/comic-con-salt-lake.html.csp How much impact does Salt Lake Comic Con have on downtown’s economy? That’s what co-founder Dan Farr would like to find out. During the second annual Comic Con, scheduled for Sept. 4-6, the convention will conduct a survey with Visit Salt Lake to measure how much money con-goers spend outside of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Before now, no one was tracking it. Technically, the Salt Lake Chamber doesn’t consider Comic Con a convention trade show. In its eyes, it’s a consumer show, and the i... How much impact does Salt Lake Comic Con have on downtown’s economy? That’s what co-founder Dan Farr would like to find out. During the second annual Comic Con, scheduled for Sept. 4-6, the convention will conduct a survey with Visit Salt Lake to measure how much money con-goers spend outside of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Before now, no one was tracking it. Technically, the Salt Lake Chamber doesn’t consider Comic Con a convention trade show. In its eyes, it’s a consumer show, and the i... 58313984@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:48:30 MDT Former special ed student now leads Utah school district http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58339659-78/hughes-tintic-evans-district.html.csp Eureka • As a boy, Kodey Hughes didn’t think much about his future because it didn’t seem very promising. He grew up the son of a single father in tiny Mammoth in western Utah. He had a learning disability that made reading difficult. Hughes didn’t read his first full book until seventh grade. “I wasn’t the kid in the class that was supposed to go to college,” Hughes said. But he did go to college, and much further. The former special-education student now leads the 250-student Tintic School Dis... Eureka • As a boy, Kodey Hughes didn’t think much about his future because it didn’t seem very promising. He grew up the son of a single father in tiny Mammoth in western Utah. He had a learning disability that made reading difficult. Hughes didn’t read his first full book until seventh grade. “I wasn’t the kid in the class that was supposed to go to college,” Hughes said. But he did go to college, and much further. The former special-education student now leads the 250-student Tintic School Dis... 58339659@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:25:31 MDT Nu Skin and the ‘Nixon pardon’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58365729-79/skin-nixon-document-richard.html.csp Whoa, Richard M. Nixon apparently back from dead and signing off on a loan agreement with Utah-based Nu Skin Enterprises? Alas, true but it wasn’t quite that Richard M. Nixon, the ex-president of Watergate infamy who died in 1994. In a blog post on Tuesday titled “Nixon Pardons Nu Skin,” John Hempton of Bronte Capital brought to light the strange signature on a JP Morgan Chase loan document dated May 5 and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission: Richard M. Nixon Senior Underwriter Hem... Whoa, Richard M. Nixon apparently back from dead and signing off on a loan agreement with Utah-based Nu Skin Enterprises? Alas, true but it wasn’t quite that Richard M. Nixon, the ex-president of Watergate infamy who died in 1994. In a blog post on Tuesday titled “Nixon Pardons Nu Skin,” John Hempton of Bronte Capital brought to light the strange signature on a JP Morgan Chase loan document dated May 5 and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission: Richard M. Nixon Senior Underwriter Hem... 58365729@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:20:51 MDT Utah polygamist bomber Addam Swapp released from parole supervision http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365348-78/swapp-singer-parole-state.html.csp Addam Swapp, the polygamist who bombed a Mormon chapel in 1988, setting off a 13-day standoff that resulted in the death of a state Corrections officer, has been released from federal parole supervision. U.S. District Judge Bruce Jenkins signed the release order after a hearing Friday. Swapp, 53, spent 17 years in federal prison and another seven in state custody before his release in July of 2013. Events that led to Swapp’s imprisonment began in January of 1979 when polygamist clan leader John ... Addam Swapp, the polygamist who bombed a Mormon chapel in 1988, setting off a 13-day standoff that resulted in the death of a state Corrections officer, has been released from federal parole supervision. U.S. District Judge Bruce Jenkins signed the release order after a hearing Friday. Swapp, 53, spent 17 years in federal prison and another seven in state custody before his release in July of 2013. Events that led to Swapp’s imprisonment began in January of 1979 when polygamist clan leader John ... 58365348@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:52:28 MDT Photo gallery: Sheepdog competition wraps up in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58348518-78/hollow-sheepdog-dog-lake.html.csp The popular Soldier Hollow Classic sheepdog competition wrapped up Monday in the Heber Valley. The four-day event draws local, domestic and international dog and handler teams. Other events included splash dog and agility demonstrations. For more information on the Soldier Hollow Classic, go to www.soldierhollowclassic.com/home.htm. The popular Soldier Hollow Classic sheepdog competition wrapped up Monday in the Heber Valley. The four-day event draws local, domestic and international dog and handler teams. Other events included splash dog and agility demonstrations. For more information on the Soldier Hollow Classic, go to www.soldierhollowclassic.com/home.htm. 58348518@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:21:16 MDT