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Katmandu, Nepal • The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. But they couldn’t get there quickly enough. No one can move that fast. Not even the people who have spent their lives in Everest’s shadow, and who have spent years working on the world’s highest peak. By Saturday evening, the bodies of 13 Sherpa guides had been taken from the mountain... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57842000@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:12:41 MDT Real Salt Lake: Healing RSL needs to start racking up points http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57841810-77/points-rsl-start-cassar.html.csp Sandy • It took seven matches, more than a dozen early-season injuries which resulted in over 30 games missed by players battling various knocks, before Jeff Cassar and his staff had the sudden luxury of facing tough game-day decisions. Real Salt Lake still isn’t there as a few players continue to work their way back, but Saturday’s 1-0 win over Portland was perhaps a view of what Cassar, RSL’s first-year head coach, has at his disposal. “It’s great,” said captain Kyle Beckerman, “but we still h... Sandy • It took seven matches, more than a dozen early-season injuries which resulted in over 30 games missed by players battling various knocks, before Jeff Cassar and his staff had the sudden luxury of facing tough game-day decisions. Real Salt Lake still isn’t there as a few players continue to work their way back, but Saturday’s 1-0 win over Portland was perhaps a view of what Cassar, RSL’s first-year head coach, has at his disposal. “It’s great,” said captain Kyle Beckerman, “but we still h... 57841810@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:02:52 MDT Magnitude 3.2 earthquake jolts western Utah, USGS says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57840938-78/earthquake-quake-lake-salt.html.csp A 3.2-magnitude earthquake shook the west side of the Salt Lake Valley on Saturday night. Salt Lake County dispatchers confirmed the earthquake — they should know, they felt it. A dispatcher said the moderate quake lasted few seconds at their West Valley City office, and that they fielded calls about the shake, too. There were no immediate reports of damage connected to the 9:23 p.m. quake. The epicenter of the quake was roughly near Tooele, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. mmcfall@slt... A 3.2-magnitude earthquake shook the west side of the Salt Lake Valley on Saturday night. Salt Lake County dispatchers confirmed the earthquake — they should know, they felt it. A dispatcher said the moderate quake lasted few seconds at their West Valley City office, and that they fielded calls about the shake, too. There were no immediate reports of damage connected to the 9:23 p.m. quake. The epicenter of the quake was roughly near Tooele, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. mmcfall@slt... 57840938@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:02:34 MDT Provo police investigating two discovered skeletons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57841914-78/amp-provo-siufanua-trail.html.csp Provo police are investigating two unrelated skeletons found near Provo Canyon. A man was hiking Squaw Peak Trail on Saturday afternoon when he went off the trail into rugged terrain and found the first skeleton, at the base of a 1,000-foot cliff, said Provo Police Lt. Mathew Siufanua. Detectives arrived and found the second skeleton about 50 feet away. One set of bones belongs to a 41-year-old man who went missing in 2012, Siufanua said, though the lieutenant declined to identify him further pe... Provo police are investigating two unrelated skeletons found near Provo Canyon. A man was hiking Squaw Peak Trail on Saturday afternoon when he went off the trail into rugged terrain and found the first skeleton, at the base of a 1,000-foot cliff, said Provo Police Lt. Mathew Siufanua. Detectives arrived and found the second skeleton about 50 feet away. One set of bones belongs to a 41-year-old man who went missing in 2012, Siufanua said, though the lieutenant declined to identify him further pe... 57841914@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:02:34 MDT Why all the hate for Salt Lake City’s new federal courthouse? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57824093-78/building-courthouse-architects-lake.html.csp &lt;freeform&gt; Imagine being an award-winning chef tasked with creating a spectacular meal. You work hard. You do everything right. And in the end, you succeed: the food you prepare is truly ground-breaking. Now imagine that the people you cooked for can’t actually stomach the meal you prepared. Maybe they’re lactose intolerant and you used a lot of cheese. Or maybe it’s a matter of choice; they could be vegan and you cooked meat, or perhaps everything just tasted bad to them, its quality no... &lt;freeform&gt; Imagine being an award-winning chef tasked with creating a spectacular meal. You work hard. You do everything right. And in the end, you succeed: the food you prepare is truly ground-breaking. Now imagine that the people you cooked for can’t actually stomach the meal you prepared. Maybe they’re lactose intolerant and you used a lot of cheese. Or maybe it’s a matter of choice; they could be vegan and you cooked meat, or perhaps everything just tasted bad to them, its quality no... 57824093@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:53:24 MDT Utah day laborers lining up for more ‘doing’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57806652-90/contractors-customers-depot-guards.html.csp The woman stops for breakfast at McDonald’s by Home Depot on 2100 South near I-15 in Salt Lake City. But she parks near a cluster of day laborers seeking work standing along the busy street’s sidewalk. They quickly surround her car holding up one finger — asking in Spanish and English if she wants one worker. Some hold her car-door handles, ready to hop in if she gives the signal, as they seek an edge in fierce competition for scarce work. The woman is now wide-eyed and panicky. A young securit... The woman stops for breakfast at McDonald’s by Home Depot on 2100 South near I-15 in Salt Lake City. But she parks near a cluster of day laborers seeking work standing along the busy street’s sidewalk. They quickly surround her car holding up one finger — asking in Spanish and English if she wants one worker. Some hold her car-door handles, ready to hop in if she gives the signal, as they seek an edge in fierce competition for scarce work. The woman is now wide-eyed and panicky. A young securit... 57806652@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:53:18 MDT Ex-NFL punter Chris Kluwe tells atheists to strive for empathy in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57839829-78/kluwe-atheists-atheist-nfl.html.csp The main speaker at the American Atheists National Convention isn’t an atheist. Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe describes himself as “cheerfully agnostic” and he doesn’t much care for the debate over whether there is or is not a god. “Honestly, I don’t care either way,” he told a crowd in the hundreds at the Hilton in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday. “I care about how you treat people.” Kluwe didn’t choose to retire from football. He blames the end of his NFL career on his outspoken support i... The main speaker at the American Atheists National Convention isn’t an atheist. Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe describes himself as “cheerfully agnostic” and he doesn’t much care for the debate over whether there is or is not a god. “Honestly, I don’t care either way,” he told a crowd in the hundreds at the Hilton in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday. “I care about how you treat people.” Kluwe didn’t choose to retire from football. He blames the end of his NFL career on his outspoken support i... 57839829@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:53:18 MDT Marijuana tourism booms in Colorado, though officials remain skeptical http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57841904-200/marijuana-denver-rental-com.html.csp Marla Cooley isn’t exactly being discreet when she advertises the marijuana friendliness of her vacation rental home near Lyons. She calls the rental “High in the Hills.” “I’m in a spot where I can enjoy life at its highest, and I’m welcoming people to share the experience up here,” said Cooley, who hopes to expand with extra cabins for guests. “I’m an entrepreneur. There’s opportunity here.” This is the new world of Colorado marijuana tourism, where the past year’s winks and nods have been repl... Marla Cooley isn’t exactly being discreet when she advertises the marijuana friendliness of her vacation rental home near Lyons. She calls the rental “High in the Hills.” “I’m in a spot where I can enjoy life at its highest, and I’m welcoming people to share the experience up here,” said Cooley, who hopes to expand with extra cabins for guests. “I’m an entrepreneur. There’s opportunity here.” This is the new world of Colorado marijuana tourism, where the past year’s winks and nods have been repl... 57841904@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:51:14 MDT Churches gather for Easter sunrise in Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57841858-78/churches-easter-lake-salt.html.csp Members of several churches joined together for an interdenominational sunrise service on Easter Sunday at the Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Salt Lake City. The service included members of United Methodist, Episcopal, and Calvary Baptist churches. Speakers included the Rev. France Davis of Calvary Missionary Baptist. RELATED: Easter gift for Pakistani Christian: his new Utah home Members of several churches joined together for an interdenominational sunrise service on Easter Sunday at the Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Salt Lake City. The service included members of United Methodist, Episcopal, and Calvary Baptist churches. Speakers included the Rev. France Davis of Calvary Missionary Baptist. RELATED: Easter gift for Pakistani Christian: his new Utah home 57841858@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:25:27 MDT Salt Lake City’s Winter Farmers Market ends its season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57828479-78/market-farmers-lake-salt.html.csp Lori Peterson, left, of Okubo’s Farms and Greenhouses, sells some micro greens while other vegetables, including these onions, wait for buyers at the last Downtown Winter Farmers Market of the season on Saturday. The market has been operating every other Saturday since it debuted in November, with dozens of vendors offering local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and more. The Summer Farmers Market is scheduled to operate this year at Pioneer Park on Saturdays, June 14 through Oct. 25, and on... Lori Peterson, left, of Okubo’s Farms and Greenhouses, sells some micro greens while other vegetables, including these onions, wait for buyers at the last Downtown Winter Farmers Market of the season on Saturday. The market has been operating every other Saturday since it debuted in November, with dozens of vendors offering local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and more. The Summer Farmers Market is scheduled to operate this year at Pioneer Park on Saturdays, June 14 through Oct. 25, and on... 57828479@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:58 MDT Washington Insight: The Sagebrush Rebellion lives on with Nevada dispute http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57832176-90/federal-blm-washington-bundy.html.csp Washington • The anger boiling over in the Nevada rancher dispute with federal authorities isn’t a newfound phenomenon. And it isn’t isolated. The Bureau of Land Management halted an effort this month to round up cattle that rancher Cliven Bundy had allowed to graze without a legal permit for the last two decades. He owes more than $1 million in grazing fees and penalties, according to the bureau, which, armed with a federal court order, seized some 300 cows to be sold at auction. That’s when e... Washington • The anger boiling over in the Nevada rancher dispute with federal authorities isn’t a newfound phenomenon. And it isn’t isolated. The Bureau of Land Management halted an effort this month to round up cattle that rancher Cliven Bundy had allowed to graze without a legal permit for the last two decades. He owes more than $1 million in grazing fees and penalties, according to the bureau, which, armed with a federal court order, seized some 300 cows to be sold at auction. That’s when e... 57832176@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:58 MDT Iran: Jet tied to Utah bank chartered by Ghana http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57839785-200/bank-aircraft-jet-utah.html.csp Iranian officials shed light late Friday on a mystery surrounding a jet registered to Bank of Utah in Ogden that was spotted earlier in the week at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran. The aircraft had been chartered by the office of Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama and transported his brother with a high-ranking delegation from that African country, a spokeswoman from the Iranian foreign ministry told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). The plane’s presence in Iran, first reported Tuesday by The ... Iranian officials shed light late Friday on a mystery surrounding a jet registered to Bank of Utah in Ogden that was spotted earlier in the week at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran. The aircraft had been chartered by the office of Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama and transported his brother with a high-ranking delegation from that African country, a spokeswoman from the Iranian foreign ministry told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). The plane’s presence in Iran, first reported Tuesday by The ... 57839785@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:58 MDT Utah boy dies after SUV runs him over http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57839789-78/police-died-saturday-run.html.csp A 1-year-old boy died Saturday afternoon after he was run over by a sports-utility vehicle in Kearns, police said. Unified Police Department Lt. Justin Hoyal said a 46-year-old man was backing out of a driveway shortly before 1 p.m. in a Chevy Tahoe and did not see the boy playing. The child was taken to Intermountain Medical Center, where he died. Police did not disclose the boy’s name Saturday. A 1-year-old boy died Saturday afternoon after he was run over by a sports-utility vehicle in Kearns, police said. Unified Police Department Lt. Justin Hoyal said a 46-year-old man was backing out of a driveway shortly before 1 p.m. in a Chevy Tahoe and did not see the boy playing. The child was taken to Intermountain Medical Center, where he died. Police did not disclose the boy’s name Saturday. 57839789@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:58 MDT Exhibit re-creates Warhol’s 1964 World’s Fair mural http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57839957-68/warhol-fair-mural-exhibition.html.csp New York • Even for a 1964 New York World’s Fair that celebrated “The World of Tomorrow,” Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time. His monumental piece commissioned specifically for the fair — a mural depicting mug shots of the New York Police Department’s 13 most-wanted criminals — was deemed too edgy for the family friendly event and was painted over just before opening day. Now, 50 years later, the work is the focus of a museum exhibition being staged on the very fairgrounds where the po... New York • Even for a 1964 New York World’s Fair that celebrated “The World of Tomorrow,” Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time. His monumental piece commissioned specifically for the fair — a mural depicting mug shots of the New York Police Department’s 13 most-wanted criminals — was deemed too edgy for the family friendly event and was painted over just before opening day. Now, 50 years later, the work is the focus of a museum exhibition being staged on the very fairgrounds where the po... 57839957@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:58 MDT Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840020-68/heartbleed-website-government-security.html.csp Washington• People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. The government’s Heartbleed review is on... Washington• People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. The government’s Heartbleed review is on... 57840020@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:58 MDT Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840041-68/town-slide-jackson-landslide.html.csp Jackson, Wyo. • No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it’s going to take a piece of Jackson with it. Workers and residents have watched helplessly in recent days as the slow-motion landslide spanning hundreds of yards split a house in two and inched ever closer to a cluster of businesses below. Standing at the edge of the slide zone, its rocky slope rising sharply behind him, J... Jackson, Wyo. • No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it’s going to take a piece of Jackson with it. Workers and residents have watched helplessly in recent days as the slow-motion landslide spanning hundreds of yards split a house in two and inched ever closer to a cluster of businesses below. Standing at the edge of the slide zone, its rocky slope rising sharply behind him, J... 57840041@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:58 MDT Leader of force guarding rancher, family: ‘sacred honor to defend them’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840232-68/bundy-federal-blm-cattle.html.csp LAS VEGAS • To self-described militia members sleeping in wind-whipped tents, drinking camp coffee and patrolling rocky hillsides with military-style weapons, protecting Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his family from an overreaching federal government is a patriotic duty. “There are people out here who will sacrifice their lives and their fortunes and their sacred honor to defend them,” said Jerry DeLemus, a camouflaged former U.S. Marine sergeant from New Hampshire who called himself the lead... LAS VEGAS • To self-described militia members sleeping in wind-whipped tents, drinking camp coffee and patrolling rocky hillsides with military-style weapons, protecting Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his family from an overreaching federal government is a patriotic duty. “There are people out here who will sacrifice their lives and their fortunes and their sacred honor to defend them,” said Jerry DeLemus, a camouflaged former U.S. Marine sergeant from New Hampshire who called himself the lead... 57840232@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:58 MDT Pope seeks to bring faith to ‘ends of the Earth’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840287-68/francis-easter-faith-pope.html.csp Vatican City • Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith “to the ends of the Earth” as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica. Francis entered the darkened basilica with a lone candle, which he shared with others to slowly illuminate the church. The symbolic service commemorates the darkness of the faithful over the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday and their joy and light at his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Francis urged the priest... Vatican City • Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith “to the ends of the Earth” as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica. Francis entered the darkened basilica with a lone candle, which he shared with others to slowly illuminate the church. The symbolic service commemorates the darkness of the faithful over the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday and their joy and light at his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Francis urged the priest... 57840287@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:58 MDT Submarine search for Flight 370 to be done in week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840496-68/search-underwater-area-week.html.csp PERTH, Australia • An underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six missions and so far coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday. As the hunt for Flight 370 hit week six, the Bluefin 21 unmanned sub began its seventh trip into the depths off the coast of western Australia. Its search area forms a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) circle aro... PERTH, Australia • An underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six missions and so far coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday. As the hunt for Flight 370 hit week six, the Bluefin 21 unmanned sub began its seventh trip into the depths off the coast of western Australia. Its search area forms a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) circle aro... 57840496@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:58 MDT Pro-Russian groups say they’ll leave when Kiev government does http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840570-68/russia-ukraine-government-kiev.html.csp Doentsk, Ukraine • Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises. In Donetsk, Denis Pushilin, spokesman for the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic, which is demanding broader regional powers and closer ties to Russia, vowed that insurgents will continue occupying government offices until the new pro-Western K... Doentsk, Ukraine • Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises. In Donetsk, Denis Pushilin, spokesman for the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic, which is demanding broader regional powers and closer ties to Russia, vowed that insurgents will continue occupying government offices until the new pro-Western K... 57840570@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:58 MDT U.S. considers sending troops to Poland, Estonia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840706-68/europe-exercises-forces-military.html.csp Washington • The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia’s buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said earlier this week that the U.S. is looking for ways to reassure its NATO allies of its strong commitment to collective defense. The P... Washington • The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia’s buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said earlier this week that the U.S. is looking for ways to reassure its NATO allies of its strong commitment to collective defense. The P... 57840706@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:58 MDT Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840822-68/ferry-lee-ship-divers.html.csp Mokpo, South Korea • After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea’s southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said. More than 250 people are still missing, most of them high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, offici... Mokpo, South Korea • After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea’s southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said. More than 250 people are still missing, most of them high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, offici... 57840822@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:58 MDT Op-ed: I am a Muslim who stands ‘Boston Strong’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57828170-82/boston-family-mossalam-american.html.csp A little over a year ago, right before the Boston Marathon, I moved from Salt Lake City to Boston with my husband and my 5-year-old son. I missed the soaring beauty of the Wasatch Range, but I loved the colonial character of Boston. My husband and I had both been on the Board of Directors of United in Service for Humanity, a nonprofit in Salt Lake that provides services to the homeless poor and disadvantaged, so upon moving to Boston I threw myself into the city and quickly became involved wi... A little over a year ago, right before the Boston Marathon, I moved from Salt Lake City to Boston with my husband and my 5-year-old son. I missed the soaring beauty of the Wasatch Range, but I loved the colonial character of Boston. My husband and I had both been on the Board of Directors of United in Service for Humanity, a nonprofit in Salt Lake that provides services to the homeless poor and disadvantaged, so upon moving to Boston I threw myself into the city and quickly became involved wi... 57828170@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:57:33 MDT Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57841837-200/drilling-jobs-gas-local.html.csp Pittsburgh • After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom. That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit the drilling process known as fracking. “The shale became a lifesaver and a lifeline for a lot of working families,” said Dennis Martire, ... Pittsburgh • After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom. That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit the drilling process known as fracking. “The shale became a lifesaver and a lifeline for a lot of working families,” said Dennis Martire, ... 57841837@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:53:06 MDT ‘Capt. America’ tops box office for third week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57841836-200/america-box-million-office.html.csp Los Angeles • Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and beating formidable contender Johnny Depp. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Marvel sequel added another $26 million to its coffers, while Depp’s sci-fi thriller, “Transcendence,” opened in fourth place. Another newcomer, the religious film “Heaven Is for Real,” debuted in third place, while another sequel, “Rio 2,” held on to second. “Captain America: The Win... Los Angeles • Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and beating formidable contender Johnny Depp. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Marvel sequel added another $26 million to its coffers, while Depp’s sci-fi thriller, “Transcendence,” opened in fourth place. Another newcomer, the religious film “Heaven Is for Real,” debuted in third place, while another sequel, “Rio 2,” held on to second. “Captain America: The Win... 57841836@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:49:57 MDT In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57841831-200/marijuana-colorado-denver-sunday.html.csp Denver • Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment, from a marijuana industry expo called the Cannabis Cup at a trade center north of downtown, to 4/20-themed concerts at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater — acts include Slightly Stoopid and Snoop Dog — to a massive fes... Denver • Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment, from a marijuana industry expo called the Cannabis Cup at a trade center north of downtown, to 4/20-themed concerts at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater — acts include Slightly Stoopid and Snoop Dog — to a massive fes... 57841831@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:45:40 MDT Travis Wilson, Kendal Thompson and what we know after Utah spring ball http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57841494-77/sltrib-com-spring-csp.html.csp Now that Utah’s spring camp is in the books, the countdown to meaningful action begins: T-minus three-and-a-half months. Er — make that one-and-a-half months. Fall camp starts Aug. 4, but NCAA rule changes will give coaches unprecedented access to players who arrive for summer work in June. One of those players, Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson, will vie for the reins of the Ute offense this fall. Then, in July, doctors will decide whether current starting quarterback Travis Wilson is fit for c... Now that Utah’s spring camp is in the books, the countdown to meaningful action begins: T-minus three-and-a-half months. Er — make that one-and-a-half months. Fall camp starts Aug. 4, but NCAA rule changes will give coaches unprecedented access to players who arrive for summer work in June. One of those players, Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson, will vie for the reins of the Ute offense this fall. Then, in July, doctors will decide whether current starting quarterback Travis Wilson is fit for c... 57841494@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:38:15 MDT Utah Jazz sure of destination, unsure how they’ll get there http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57837093-200/jazz-lindsey-season-team.html.csp The Utah Jazz said their goodbyes and parted ways for the summer this past week. They’ll spread out in every direction, leaving Salt Lake City for the likes of California and France, Texas and Turkey. As for the franchise itself, the direction it will take this summer is somewhat less certain. After the team’s locker room at EnergySolutions Arena had been emptied Thursday, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey, the man entrusted with remaking this community’s most beloved franchise, spent the bett... The Utah Jazz said their goodbyes and parted ways for the summer this past week. They’ll spread out in every direction, leaving Salt Lake City for the likes of California and France, Texas and Turkey. As for the franchise itself, the direction it will take this summer is somewhat less certain. After the team’s locker room at EnergySolutions Arena had been emptied Thursday, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey, the man entrusted with remaking this community’s most beloved franchise, spent the bett... 57837093@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT Kyle Goon: Seeing athletes grow up is its own reward http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57838631-77/football-utah-athletes-faces.html.csp Starting a new job for a reporter is an exercise in putting names to faces, which has never been the greatest strength of mine. Luckily for me, the Utah football team already has a few familiar faces. It was the first Utes practice when I squinted across the practice field at a hulking, broad-shouldered 6-foot-6 defensive tackle, and mentioned to my colleague Matthew Piper that he looked an awful lot like Daniel Nielson, an offensive lineman I covered on one of Hurricane’s great football teams.... Starting a new job for a reporter is an exercise in putting names to faces, which has never been the greatest strength of mine. Luckily for me, the Utah football team already has a few familiar faces. It was the first Utes practice when I squinted across the practice field at a hulking, broad-shouldered 6-foot-6 defensive tackle, and mentioned to my colleague Matthew Piper that he looked an awful lot like Daniel Nielson, an offensive lineman I covered on one of Hurricane’s great football teams.... 57838631@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT Monson: Utah buoyed by new hope at quarterback on the horizon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57839916-89/quarterbacks-roderick-yards-hope.html.csp At the collision of pomp and pigskin in Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, the Utes trying to dress up their Red-White spring game into the football celebration it should be, there were all kinds of things to see, from new faces in the secondary to new looks across the offense to new influences by new coaches to new hope that this time of year naturally brings. But the view that snagged almost everyone’s attention was … the quarterbacks. A whole lot of quarterbacks. Attendance was announced at 12... At the collision of pomp and pigskin in Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, the Utes trying to dress up their Red-White spring game into the football celebration it should be, there were all kinds of things to see, from new faces in the secondary to new looks across the offense to new influences by new coaches to new hope that this time of year naturally brings. But the view that snagged almost everyone’s attention was … the quarterbacks. A whole lot of quarterbacks. Attendance was announced at 12... 57839916@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT Utah football notes: Devontae Booker stands out at running back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57839965-77/yards-booker-game-embed.html.csp Even before halftime, Devontae Booker needed some stitches — well, for his jersey. Small bands of fabric looped together the section of his white top that had been ripped by a defender trying to bring him down. It was a tough task to drag Booker to the turf in Saturday’s spring game as he ran 103 yards on 19 carries with a pair of touchdowns, highlighting a position the Utes have come to see as a strength this spring. “Every game I’m playing, I’m looking forward to making a statement,” he said. ... Even before halftime, Devontae Booker needed some stitches — well, for his jersey. Small bands of fabric looped together the section of his white top that had been ripped by a defender trying to bring him down. It was a tough task to drag Booker to the turf in Saturday’s spring game as he ran 103 yards on 19 carries with a pair of touchdowns, highlighting a position the Utes have come to see as a strength this spring. “Every game I’m playing, I’m looking forward to making a statement,” he said. ... 57839965@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT Holes in one at Wingpointe, Mountain Dell http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840112-77/dell-iron-lake-mountain.html.csp • aces Wingpointe • Ed Adair. No. 4, 147 yards, 7-iron. With Al Tokunaga, Bruce Wagstaff, Larry Williams. Mountain Dell (lake course) • Chuck Travis. No. 9, 149 yards, 7-iron. With Mike Bicker, Donn Peters. • aces Wingpointe • Ed Adair. No. 4, 147 yards, 7-iron. With Al Tokunaga, Bruce Wagstaff, Larry Williams. Mountain Dell (lake course) • Chuck Travis. No. 9, 149 yards, 7-iron. With Mike Bicker, Donn Peters. 57840112@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT Utah gymnastics: Super Six too painful to watch for most Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57840131-89/team-american-utah-utes.html.csp Birmingham, Ala. • Utah coach Greg Marsden didn’t add to his team’s misery of failing to advance to the Super Six finals by making his team watch Saturday’s event. Instead, he left it up to the gymnasts to decide if they wanted to attend. “A few wanted to go but for most of them it was too tough,” he said. “We are still really devastated and disappointed. This team worked so hard, and to think we are right where we were last year is tough to take.” The Utes finished seventh overall, only two not... Birmingham, Ala. • Utah coach Greg Marsden didn’t add to his team’s misery of failing to advance to the Super Six finals by making his team watch Saturday’s event. Instead, he left it up to the gymnasts to decide if they wanted to attend. “A few wanted to go but for most of them it was too tough,” he said. “We are still really devastated and disappointed. This team worked so hard, and to think we are right where we were last year is tough to take.” The Utes finished seventh overall, only two not... 57840131@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT Golf: Luke Donald takes lead at RBC Heritage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840173-77/donald-lead-heritage-rbc.html.csp Hilton Head Island, S.C. • Luke Donald believes he’s got the right game on the right course — and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage. Donald had an eagle and six birdies to shoot 66 on Saturday and take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links. The Englishman has done just about everything on Harbour Town the past five times he’s played — except win. He fell in a playoff to Brandt Snedeker here in 2011, part of a run of four top-3... Hilton Head Island, S.C. • Luke Donald believes he’s got the right game on the right course — and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage. Donald had an eagle and six birdies to shoot 66 on Saturday and take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links. The Englishman has done just about everything on Harbour Town the past five times he’s played — except win. He fell in a playoff to Brandt Snedeker here in 2011, part of a run of four top-3... 57840173@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT RSL notebook: Rimando returns to starting lineup against Portland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840343-77/rimando-rsl-games-injury.html.csp Sandy • “The Wall of the Wasatch” is back where he so often stands. Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando returned to the starting lineup Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium after missing the club’s previous two matches with an injured left knee. Rimando suffered a strained MCL in his left knee while away with the U.S. men’s national team for an international friendly against Mexico on April 2 in Glendale, Ariz. Backup Jeff Attinella manned the spot between the posts for RSL in Rimando’s absen... Sandy • “The Wall of the Wasatch” is back where he so often stands. Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando returned to the starting lineup Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium after missing the club’s previous two matches with an injured left knee. Rimando suffered a strained MCL in his left knee while away with the U.S. men’s national team for an international friendly against Mexico on April 2 in Glendale, Ariz. Backup Jeff Attinella manned the spot between the posts for RSL in Rimando’s absen... 57840343@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT College gymnastics: Florida, Oklahoma tie for title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840607-77/florida-oklahoma-title-alabama.html.csp Birmingham, Ala. • Georgia had the throwback leotards and Alabama had the home crowd, but in the end it was a mix of old and new that won the NCAA Gymnastics Championships here at the Birmingham Convention Complex. Florida, which won its first national title last year, finished in a tie with Oklahoma for the championship on Saturday. The meet came down to the final rotation, where Alabama led 148.7, Oklahoma was second with 148.625 and Florida was third with 148.55. Georgia, which started with a... Birmingham, Ala. • Georgia had the throwback leotards and Alabama had the home crowd, but in the end it was a mix of old and new that won the NCAA Gymnastics Championships here at the Birmingham Convention Complex. Florida, which won its first national title last year, finished in a tie with Oklahoma for the championship on Saturday. The meet came down to the final rotation, where Alabama led 148.7, Oklahoma was second with 148.625 and Florida was third with 148.55. Georgia, which started with a... 57840607@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT NBA playoffs: Deron Williams leads Nets over Raptors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840729-77/raptors-points-game-nets.html.csp Toronto • The Brooklyn Nets made a case for the important of playoff experience in their opening victory over the Toronto Raptors. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each had 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Nets beat the Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round series. Playing in his 137th career postseason game, Pierce connected on four of his five shot attempts in the fourth as the Nets kept the Raptors at bay. “You just get that feelin... Toronto • The Brooklyn Nets made a case for the important of playoff experience in their opening victory over the Toronto Raptors. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each had 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Nets beat the Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round series. Playing in his 137th career postseason game, Pierce connected on four of his five shot attempts in the fourth as the Nets kept the Raptors at bay. “You just get that feelin... 57840729@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT NBA playoffs: Hawks surprise No. 1 seed Pacers with Game 1 road win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840842-77/atlanta-hawks-pacers-teague.html.csp Indianapolis • Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Hawks ended an eight-game road losing streak in the playoffs, which dated to May 2011. Game 2 is Tuesday in Indianapolis. Indiana, which spent the whole season working to get home-court advantage in the playoffs, wasted no time in giving it right back with a dismal third qua... Indianapolis • Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Hawks ended an eight-game road losing streak in the playoffs, which dated to May 2011. Game 2 is Tuesday in Indianapolis. Indiana, which spent the whole season working to get home-court advantage in the playoffs, wasted no time in giving it right back with a dismal third qua... 57840842@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT NBA playoffs: Warriors overcome slow start to beat Clippers in Game 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840882-77/griffin-paul-clippers-points.html.csp Los Angeles • The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team. Stephen Curry glanced at the clock and realized there was still plenty of time left to knock off the Los Angeles Clippers. Klay Thompson scored 22 points, spiking the ball as time expired, and Golden State beat Los Angeles 109-105 after getting Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble ... Los Angeles • The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team. Stephen Curry glanced at the clock and realized there was still plenty of time left to knock off the Los Angeles Clippers. Klay Thompson scored 22 points, spiking the ball as time expired, and Golden State beat Los Angeles 109-105 after getting Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble ... 57840882@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT Kragthorpe: Real Salt Lake gets even with another win over Timbers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57841056-77/rsl-season-timbers-cassar.html.csp Sandy In the 78th minute of the seventh game of the 10th season, Real Salt Lake finally got even. RSL’s 1-0 victory over Portland at Rio Tinto Stadium lifted the franchise’s all-time record to 108-108-77. That’s another remarkable achievement for an expansion team that started so inauspiciously and now is a Major League Soccer model. Ned Grabavoy’s left-footed, bouncing shot into the corner of the net and a series of huge saves from goalkeeper Nick Rimando gave RSL (3-0-4) a nice win Saturday... Sandy In the 78th minute of the seventh game of the 10th season, Real Salt Lake finally got even. RSL’s 1-0 victory over Portland at Rio Tinto Stadium lifted the franchise’s all-time record to 108-108-77. That’s another remarkable achievement for an expansion team that started so inauspiciously and now is a Major League Soccer model. Ned Grabavoy’s left-footed, bouncing shot into the corner of the net and a series of huge saves from goalkeeper Nick Rimando gave RSL (3-0-4) a nice win Saturday... 57841056@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:54 MDT Kirby: Hard for Utahns to choose between atheists and aliens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57836861-80/atheists-atheist-kirby-sltrib.html.csp My closest friends and I are a diverse group. What brings us together is a shared interest in the Big Bang that created the universe. Some of us believe it was a natural random event. Others believe it was a bored omnipotent being who wanted to see what a laundry scoop of quantum gunpowder would do to an old toaster. Either way — voila! — here we are. Two of us are atheists. One is a staunch Mormon and another a lapsed Catholic. The fifth claims to be a Buddhist but none of us really believe h... My closest friends and I are a diverse group. What brings us together is a shared interest in the Big Bang that created the universe. Some of us believe it was a natural random event. Others believe it was a bored omnipotent being who wanted to see what a laundry scoop of quantum gunpowder would do to an old toaster. Either way — voila! — here we are. Two of us are atheists. One is a staunch Mormon and another a lapsed Catholic. The fifth claims to be a Buddhist but none of us really believe h... 57836861@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:17:39 MDT Easter gift for Pakistani Christian: his new Utah home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57836166-80/lall-christian-pakistan-says.html.csp Holladay • As Saman Lall joins other Utah Christians celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection on this spring-dappled Sunday, you could say the Pakistani educator has been reborn himself. This is, after all, Lall’s first Easter in a country where freedom of religion is a bedrock principle, where all varieties of believers worship freely. Lall could repeat the ancient prayers and ceremonies in a new land: Foot-washing, taking communion, carrying the cross, tracing the “stations of the cross,” expe... Holladay • As Saman Lall joins other Utah Christians celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection on this spring-dappled Sunday, you could say the Pakistani educator has been reborn himself. This is, after all, Lall’s first Easter in a country where freedom of religion is a bedrock principle, where all varieties of believers worship freely. Lall could repeat the ancient prayers and ceremonies in a new land: Foot-washing, taking communion, carrying the cross, tracing the “stations of the cross,” expe... 57836166@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:16:37 MDT Hallelujah! Mormon Tabernacle Choir celebrates Easter with a powerful ‘Messiah’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57841102-223/choir-performance-tabernacle-easter.html.csp The Mormon Tabernacle Choir served a musical feast on Easter weekend: Handel’s “Messiah” in all its unabridged glory. Music director Mack Wilberg prepared a new edition of the venerable oratorio for the occasion. This was necessary to allow his 360-voice choir and large orchestra of mostly strings to sound more light and nimble, in keeping with current performance trends. It’s quite a feat for such a formidable ensemble to achieve the transparency of a chamber choir, and for the most part, Wilbe... The Mormon Tabernacle Choir served a musical feast on Easter weekend: Handel’s “Messiah” in all its unabridged glory. Music director Mack Wilberg prepared a new edition of the venerable oratorio for the occasion. This was necessary to allow his 360-voice choir and large orchestra of mostly strings to sound more light and nimble, in keeping with current performance trends. It’s quite a feat for such a formidable ensemble to achieve the transparency of a chamber choir, and for the most part, Wilbe... 57841102@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:16:37 MDT Will: When is a lie not a lie? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57841291-82/list-sba-aca-driehaus.html.csp WASHINGTON — Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments about this: Should a government agency, whose members are chosen by elected officials, be empowered to fine or imprison any candidate or other participant in the political process who during a campaign makes what the agency considers “false statements” about a member of the political class or a ballot initiative? An Ohio statute, which resembles... WASHINGTON — Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments about this: Should a government agency, whose members are chosen by elected officials, be empowered to fine or imprison any candidate or other participant in the political process who during a campaign makes what the agency considers “false statements” about a member of the political class or a ballot initiative? An Ohio statute, which resembles... 57841291@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:50:01 MDT Utah gymnastics: Individuals hope to salvage Utah’s NCAA experience http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57839661-89/utah-finals-damianova-floor.html.csp Birmingham, Ala. • Utah’s gymnasts admitted following their devastating failure to reach Saturday’s Super Six finals that it would take a while to get over the disappointment. But a few must put aside the hurt do their best to salvage the NCAAs for the Utes in the NCAA Individual Championships on Sunday here at the Birmingham Convention Complex. Utah’s Georgia Dabritz qualified on the vault with a 9.925 and Becky Tutka and Nansy Damianova made the cut for floor finals by scoring 9.925. Each of ... Birmingham, Ala. • Utah’s gymnasts admitted following their devastating failure to reach Saturday’s Super Six finals that it would take a while to get over the disappointment. But a few must put aside the hurt do their best to salvage the NCAAs for the Utes in the NCAA Individual Championships on Sunday here at the Birmingham Convention Complex. Utah’s Georgia Dabritz qualified on the vault with a 9.925 and Becky Tutka and Nansy Damianova made the cut for floor finals by scoring 9.925. Each of ... 57839661@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:24:17 MDT NBA playoffs: Kevin Durant scores 33 to lead Thunder over Grizzlies in Game 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840902-77/points-thunder-memphis-oklahoma.html.csp Oklahoma City • Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 on Saturday night in the opening game of their first-round series. Russell Westbrook had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Serge Ibaka added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder, who nearly squandered a 25-point lead but recovered from a dismal third quarter to make 10 of 16 shots in the fourth. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 21 points and 11 rebo... Oklahoma City • Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 on Saturday night in the opening game of their first-round series. Russell Westbrook had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Serge Ibaka added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder, who nearly squandered a 25-point lead but recovered from a dismal third quarter to make 10 of 16 shots in the fourth. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 21 points and 11 rebo... 57840902@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:06:01 MDT Photos: Thai-Lao New Year festival celebrated at Layton Buddhist temple http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57840068-78/songkran-festival-thai-2014.html.csp Contestants in the Miss Songkran beauty contest show their respect to the elderly and VIP members in the audience by sprinkling flower water in their hands Saturday at the Songkran Festival at the Wat Dhammagunaram Buddhist Temple in Layton. The annual two-day Thai-Lao New Year celebration includes authentic food and music and the beauty contest. It continues Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, and is open to the public. O See online gallery. • sltrib.com. Contestants in the Miss Songkran beauty contest show their respect to the elderly and VIP members in the audience by sprinkling flower water in their hands Saturday at the Songkran Festival at the Wat Dhammagunaram Buddhist Temple in Layton. The annual two-day Thai-Lao New Year celebration includes authentic food and music and the beauty contest. It continues Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, and is open to the public. O See online gallery. • sltrib.com. 57840068@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:54:08 MDT ECHL playoffs: Utah Grizzlies beat Bakersfield 2-1 to even series http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840471-77/utah-bakersfield-game-grizzlies.html.csp West Valley City • The celebratory music blaring from the Utah locker room told the story Saturday night. Michael Pelech scored the tie-breaking goal with 10:33 remaining, lifting the Grizzlies to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Bakersfield in Game 2 of their ECHL playoff series at the Maverik Center. Pelech’s rebound goal gave Utah its first lead in two games and the Grizzlies held on to even the best-of-seven series, 1-1. Game 3 is Tuesday night in Bakersfield. The game-winning goal in another ph... West Valley City • The celebratory music blaring from the Utah locker room told the story Saturday night. Michael Pelech scored the tie-breaking goal with 10:33 remaining, lifting the Grizzlies to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Bakersfield in Game 2 of their ECHL playoff series at the Maverik Center. Pelech’s rebound goal gave Utah its first lead in two games and the Grizzlies held on to even the best-of-seven series, 1-1. Game 3 is Tuesday night in Bakersfield. The game-winning goal in another ph... 57840471@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:54:02 MDT Utah realtors give ‘murder homes’ another life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57626133-200/homes-real-estate-murder.html.csp Payson • When a California couple pulled up Kay Mortensen’s winding driveway, they found the for-sale sign — peppered with bullet holes — lying in the bushes. It had been about two years since someone tied up the retired Brigham Young University professor in his Payson Canyon home and killed him. The murder was widely publicized, and while Mortensen’s family tried to move on, there was the matter of trying to get someone to buy his house with its grisly story. “A lot of people thought we were a... Payson • When a California couple pulled up Kay Mortensen’s winding driveway, they found the for-sale sign — peppered with bullet holes — lying in the bushes. It had been about two years since someone tied up the retired Brigham Young University professor in his Payson Canyon home and killed him. The murder was widely publicized, and while Mortensen’s family tried to move on, there was the matter of trying to get someone to buy his house with its grisly story. “A lot of people thought we were a... 57626133@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:53:47 MDT NHL playoffs: St. Louis beats Chicago in overtime http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840483-77/game-louis-goal-series.html.csp St. Louis • Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis were in trouble Saturday before a vicious hit by Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook provided an opening for the Blues. That little crack was all St. Louis needed to put another dent in the Blackhawks’ bid for a second straight Stanley Cup title. Seabrook’s blow to the head of David Backes led to a 6-on-4 power play for St. Louis that ended with Tarasenko’s tying goal with 6.4 seconds left in regulation, and low-scoring defenseman Barret Jackman ended t... St. Louis • Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis were in trouble Saturday before a vicious hit by Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook provided an opening for the Blues. That little crack was all St. Louis needed to put another dent in the Blackhawks’ bid for a second straight Stanley Cup title. Seabrook’s blow to the head of David Backes led to a 6-on-4 power play for St. Louis that ended with Tarasenko’s tying goal with 6.4 seconds left in regulation, and low-scoring defenseman Barret Jackman ended t... 57840483@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:50:02 MDT Ned Grabavoy’s goal lifts Real Salt Lake over Timbers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840283-77/rsl-portland-timbers-grabavoy.html.csp Sandy • Ownage is ownage. Real Salt Lake has had it since the Portland Timbers entered Major League Soccer in 2011. RSL knows it, and if the Timbers don’t know it by now, someone’s going to have to explain the meaning. In yet another showdown between the Western Conference rivals, RSL again laughed last — as it so often has against the Timbers — in the 1-0 win Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy. RSL, still the lone unbeaten club in Major League Soccer at 3-0-4, ran another unbeaten str... Sandy • Ownage is ownage. Real Salt Lake has had it since the Portland Timbers entered Major League Soccer in 2011. RSL knows it, and if the Timbers don’t know it by now, someone’s going to have to explain the meaning. In yet another showdown between the Western Conference rivals, RSL again laughed last — as it so often has against the Timbers — in the 1-0 win Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy. RSL, still the lone unbeaten club in Major League Soccer at 3-0-4, ran another unbeaten str... 57840283@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:06:56 MDT Taxpayers won’t pay for Steven Powell sex offender treatment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57840443-78/powell-court-pay-steven.html.csp Tacoma, Wash. • A judge has rejected Steven Powell’s request to have taxpayers pay for his court-ordered sex offender treatment after a voyeurism conviction. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper agreed Friday with the state attorney general’s office that Powell cited the wrong statute when he made his request. The News Tribune reports that Powell conceded the point in court, saying he wasn’t able to go to a law library after he got out of prison. He was released late last month ... Tacoma, Wash. • A judge has rejected Steven Powell’s request to have taxpayers pay for his court-ordered sex offender treatment after a voyeurism conviction. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper agreed Friday with the state attorney general’s office that Powell cited the wrong statute when he made his request. The News Tribune reports that Powell conceded the point in court, saying he wasn’t able to go to a law library after he got out of prison. He was released late last month ... 57840443@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:26:15 MDT Reyes says he’s turning down questionable campaign contributions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57837065-78/reyes-attorney-general-swallow.html.csp Sean Reyes knows there is more to restoring public trust in the office of Utah attorney general than being open about his finances. But, he said Friday, it’s a good place to start. The newly appointed attorney general told a group of University of Utah students and state officials that when it comes to mending the trust broken by his predecessor, John Swallow, perception matters almost as much as reality. That’s why, he said, he has refused to accept political donations for his re-election bid f... Sean Reyes knows there is more to restoring public trust in the office of Utah attorney general than being open about his finances. But, he said Friday, it’s a good place to start. The newly appointed attorney general told a group of University of Utah students and state officials that when it comes to mending the trust broken by his predecessor, John Swallow, perception matters almost as much as reality. That’s why, he said, he has refused to accept political donations for his re-election bid f... 57837065@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:24:56 MDT Nathan Fillion delights 'Firefly' fans at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57839332-200/fillion-salt-fanx-lake.html.csp He’s played a novelist who helps solve weird crimes. A musically inclined superhero trying to stop Dr. Horrible. A constable in a retelling of a Shakespearean classic. But for the legions of adoring fans who crammed into a Salt Palace ballroom early Saturday, Nathan Fillion will always be the big-talking but soft-hearted Captain Malcolm Reynolds from the cult classic “Firefly.” If you are really familiar with him, you can call him Mal. Fillion delighted a jam-packed audience at Salt Lake Comi... He’s played a novelist who helps solve weird crimes. A musically inclined superhero trying to stop Dr. Horrible. A constable in a retelling of a Shakespearean classic. But for the legions of adoring fans who crammed into a Salt Palace ballroom early Saturday, Nathan Fillion will always be the big-talking but soft-hearted Captain Malcolm Reynolds from the cult classic “Firefly.” If you are really familiar with him, you can call him Mal. Fillion delighted a jam-packed audience at Salt Lake Comi... 57839332@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:17:25 MDT Swallow warrants went to Google, Yahoo and Apple http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57833469-78/data-investigators-records-information.html.csp Investigators in the ongoing criminal probe of former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are wading through what appears to be a massive amount of data obtained through a series of sweeping search warrants. That information may include emails and other evidence lost or deleted from Swallow’s accounts — data legislative investigators spent considerable time and money trying to recover. Criminal investigators are taking a decidedly different tack than that of House investigator... Investigators in the ongoing criminal probe of former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are wading through what appears to be a massive amount of data obtained through a series of sweeping search warrants. That information may include emails and other evidence lost or deleted from Swallow’s accounts — data legislative investigators spent considerable time and money trying to recover. Criminal investigators are taking a decidedly different tack than that of House investigator... 57833469@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:14:40 MDT Gun-rights activists celebrate Patriots’ Day at Utah Capitol http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836893-90/rally-blm-government-artigas.html.csp American flags, AK-47s, camouflage and “Impeach Obama” signs dotted a small rally in honor of the 239th anniversary of “the shot heard round the world,” which launched the American Revolution. “If it wasn’t for that date, we wouldn’t be a country,” said organizer Robert Falin, affectionately dubbed “Militia Bob,” at the Saturday gathering on the steps of the Utah Capitol, which drew about 120 people. The Patriots’ Day rally focused heavily on supporting the Second Amendment right to own firear... American flags, AK-47s, camouflage and “Impeach Obama” signs dotted a small rally in honor of the 239th anniversary of “the shot heard round the world,” which launched the American Revolution. “If it wasn’t for that date, we wouldn’t be a country,” said organizer Robert Falin, affectionately dubbed “Militia Bob,” at the Saturday gathering on the steps of the Utah Capitol, which drew about 120 people. The Patriots’ Day rally focused heavily on supporting the Second Amendment right to own firear... 57836893@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:21:47 MDT Music notes: Beethoven at the U., Gabriel on the big screen, Messiaen at the symphony http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57826462-223/lake-salt-tickets-utah.html.csp Vedrana Subotic: Beethoven’s Sonatas Pianist Vedrana Subotic plays the second installment in her Beethoven sonata project, performing the composer’s three final piano sonatas. (The series will conclude April 28 as three Utah Symphony musicians — violinist Lun Jiang, hornist Steve Proser and cellist Pegsoon Whang — join Subotic to perform Beethoven sonatas for their respective instruments.) Visit music.utah.edu for information. When • Sunday, April 20, 7 p.m. Where • Libby Gardner Concert H... Vedrana Subotic: Beethoven’s Sonatas Pianist Vedrana Subotic plays the second installment in her Beethoven sonata project, performing the composer’s three final piano sonatas. (The series will conclude April 28 as three Utah Symphony musicians — violinist Lun Jiang, hornist Steve Proser and cellist Pegsoon Whang — join Subotic to perform Beethoven sonatas for their respective instruments.) Visit music.utah.edu for information. When • Sunday, April 20, 7 p.m. Where • Libby Gardner Concert H... 57826462@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:09:22 MDT Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840413-68/died-felumlee-kenneth-cody.html.csp Nashport, Ohio • A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning. The couple’s eight children say the two had been inseparable since meeting as teenagers, once sharing the bottom of a bunk bed on a ferry rather than sleeping one night apart, the Zanesville Times Recorder reported (http://ohne.ws/1in7erG). They remained ... Nashport, Ohio • A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning. The couple’s eight children say the two had been inseparable since meeting as teenagers, once sharing the bottom of a bunk bed on a ferry rather than sleeping one night apart, the Zanesville Times Recorder reported (http://ohne.ws/1in7erG). They remained ... 57840413@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:41:09 MDT Documents detail another delayed GM recall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840406-68/steering-power-nhtsa-recall.html.csp Detroit • General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government’s auto safety watchdog, also didn’t seek a recall of the compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago and found 12... Detroit • General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government’s auto safety watchdog, also didn’t seek a recall of the compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago and found 12... 57840406@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:39:02 MDT South Salt Lake standoff ends with explosion, no one hurt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57840244-78/amp-lake-salt-keller.html.csp A large South Salt Lake apartment complex was evacuated for hours Saturday, until police could take a barricaded man into custody. The man’s mother called police about 11:45 a.m. after he made threats involving a knife to his girlfriend, said South Salt Lake police spokesman Gary Keller. The man, 23, had been taken for a mental health evaluation about a month ago after making similar threats, Keller said. Officers went to his apartment at the Wedgewood Willows apartment complex, at 3514 S. 300 E... A large South Salt Lake apartment complex was evacuated for hours Saturday, until police could take a barricaded man into custody. The man’s mother called police about 11:45 a.m. after he made threats involving a knife to his girlfriend, said South Salt Lake police spokesman Gary Keller. The man, 23, had been taken for a mental health evaluation about a month ago after making similar threats, Keller said. Officers went to his apartment at the Wedgewood Willows apartment complex, at 3514 S. 300 E... 57840244@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:37:08 MDT Man arrested in murder of Taylorsville woman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57840341-78/quintanilla-steffey-police-affidavit.html.csp A man suspected of murdering a retired elementary school teacher was three hours away from boarding a plane to El Salvador when police caught him. The Unified Police Department arrested Bryan Steve Quintanilla, 18, on Saturday on suspicion of murdering Margaret Steffey in her Taylorsville home. A police news release said Quintanilla used Steffey’s ATM card and police found other evidence linking him to Steffey’s suffocation. Officers went to her house near 3900 W. Blue Meadow Drive (5850 South... A man suspected of murdering a retired elementary school teacher was three hours away from boarding a plane to El Salvador when police caught him. The Unified Police Department arrested Bryan Steve Quintanilla, 18, on Saturday on suspicion of murdering Margaret Steffey in her Taylorsville home. A police news release said Quintanilla used Steffey’s ATM card and police found other evidence linking him to Steffey’s suffocation. Officers went to her house near 3900 W. Blue Meadow Drive (5850 South... 57840341@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:35:08 MDT Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840354-68/tipton-fox-money-370.html.csp New York • A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane’s passengers has been fired. Darlene Tipton, who was vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group, said Saturday she had wanted to arrange swift financial aid to families and other loved ones, sparing them lengthy court fights. She said she began by emailing Sarah Bajc, an American whose boyfriend, Philip Wood, was a passenger on Malaysi... New York • A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane’s passengers has been fired. Darlene Tipton, who was vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group, said Saturday she had wanted to arrange swift financial aid to families and other loved ones, sparing them lengthy court fights. She said she began by emailing Sarah Bajc, an American whose boyfriend, Philip Wood, was a passenger on Malaysi... 57840354@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:30:02 MDT Post-rehab, injured snowy owl released into wild http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840350-68/snowy-center-owl-feathers.html.csp Superior, Wis. • A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation’s capital flew back into the wild on Saturday, after weeks of rehab in Minnesota and procedures to replace its flight feathers. Officials with the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota released the owl at about noon Saturday outside Superior, Wis., near the Minnesota and Wisconsin state border. That location was chosen by a biologist because snowy owls have been spotted there in recent winters, indicating the... Superior, Wis. • A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation’s capital flew back into the wild on Saturday, after weeks of rehab in Minnesota and procedures to replace its flight feathers. Officials with the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota released the owl at about noon Saturday outside Superior, Wis., near the Minnesota and Wisconsin state border. That location was chosen by a biologist because snowy owls have been spotted there in recent winters, indicating the... 57840350@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:25:02 MDT Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840025-68/iran-reactor-salehi-arak.html.csp Tehran, Iran • Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country’s vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations with world powers over its contested nuclear program. The comments by Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi come as the talks face an informal July 20 deadline to hammer out a final deal to limit Iran’s ability to build nuclear arms in exchange for ending the crippling econo... Tehran, Iran • Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country’s vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations with world powers over its contested nuclear program. The comments by Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi come as the talks face an informal July 20 deadline to hammer out a final deal to limit Iran’s ability to build nuclear arms in exchange for ending the crippling econo... 57840025@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:18:01 MDT Editor column: Civility key to productive discussions at sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836222-78/sltrib-com-commenters-comments.html.csp Salt Lake Tribune Digital Director Kevin Winters Morriss took an unusual measure this past week. In consultation with Editor and Publisher Terry Orme and myself, Morriss shut down comments on the first sltrib.com story about Megan Huntsman, the Utah woman alleged to have murdered six infants she gave birth to from 1996 to 2006. The Tribune is committed to providing an open forum to readers who follow basic rules in commenting on stories at sltrib.com. But some commenters so blatantly violated t... Salt Lake Tribune Digital Director Kevin Winters Morriss took an unusual measure this past week. In consultation with Editor and Publisher Terry Orme and myself, Morriss shut down comments on the first sltrib.com story about Megan Huntsman, the Utah woman alleged to have murdered six infants she gave birth to from 1996 to 2006. The Tribune is committed to providing an open forum to readers who follow basic rules in commenting on stories at sltrib.com. But some commenters so blatantly violated t... 57836222@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:13:22 MDT Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57836973-90/utah-federal-lands-states.html.csp It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. “It’s simply time,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with M... It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. “It’s simply time,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with M... 57836973@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:13:22 MDT Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57837331-68/ship-ferry-captain-south.html.csp Mokpo, South Korea • The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said. The disaster three days ago left more than 270 people missing and at least 29 people dead. As the last bit of the sunken ferry’s hull slipped Friday beneath the murky water off southern South Korea, there was a n... Mokpo, South Korea • The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said. The disaster three days ago left more than 270 people missing and at least 29 people dead. As the last bit of the sunken ferry’s hull slipped Friday beneath the murky water off southern South Korea, there was a n... 57837331@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:13:22 MDT Chicago man stabbed to death in downtown Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57839216-78/amp-gonzalez-ramos-police.html.csp Police say Joaquin Gonzalez had just left a movie and gotten into his car when a complete stranger stabbed him to death. By Saturday evening, Salt Lake City officers tracked down and arrested Harlin Ramos, 30, on suspicion of murdering Gonzalez, who has a Chicago address. The 33-year-old man left The Gateway movie theater with a woman at 1:20 a.m. and returned to his car, at 515 W. 100 South. Ramos was selling drugs in the area and opened Gonzalez’s passenger-side door, which startled him, acco... Police say Joaquin Gonzalez had just left a movie and gotten into his car when a complete stranger stabbed him to death. By Saturday evening, Salt Lake City officers tracked down and arrested Harlin Ramos, 30, on suspicion of murdering Gonzalez, who has a Chicago address. The 33-year-old man left The Gateway movie theater with a woman at 1:20 a.m. and returned to his car, at 515 W. 100 South. Ramos was selling drugs in the area and opened Gonzalez’s passenger-side door, which startled him, acco... 57839216@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:13:22 MDT Letter: Is U.S. pulling on Ukraine, too? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837301-82/information-ukraine-truth-vote.html.csp I feel honored and proud to consider myself a citizen of the United States of America. I vote and obey the laws of the country. I read the Constitution of the United States regularly, and I find that “arm-bearing” part simply outdated and in need of revision. I said that I vote. It is very important to me. I see it as a privilege of liberty to be allowed to vote. I like to have access to accurate information, the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth kind of information about our c... I feel honored and proud to consider myself a citizen of the United States of America. I vote and obey the laws of the country. I read the Constitution of the United States regularly, and I find that “arm-bearing” part simply outdated and in need of revision. I said that I vote. It is very important to me. I see it as a privilege of liberty to be allowed to vote. I like to have access to accurate information, the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth kind of information about our c... 57837301@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:06 MDT Letter: Amend Constitution to reform campaign finance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837318-82/citizens-united-amend-constitutional.html.csp Let’s get serious about a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and McCutcheon. I feel strongly the Citizens United decision and the recent decision further reducing restrictions on monetary political contributions by the Supreme Court are damaging to us as citizens of the United States. I think they should be voided by constitutional amendments. Arthur Clevenger Salt Lake City Let’s get serious about a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and McCutcheon. I feel strongly the Citizens United decision and the recent decision further reducing restrictions on monetary political contributions by the Supreme Court are damaging to us as citizens of the United States. I think they should be voided by constitutional amendments. Arthur Clevenger Salt Lake City 57837318@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:06 MDT Letter: Utah, not EPA, overreaches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837345-82/utah-epa-utahns-chesapeake.html.csp In response to “EPA overreaches in Chesapeake, and Utahns should worry” by Becca Ferry in the Op-Ed section March 29, I would suggest that Utahns should worry... but not about the EPA. Utahns should be worried about what Attorney General Reyes and the state are hiding. Joining a brief, along with 20 other states, including West Virginia (where 300,000 people lost their drinking water for more than a month, due to a toxic fluid spill upstream of the water treatment facility) to stop the cleanu... In response to “EPA overreaches in Chesapeake, and Utahns should worry” by Becca Ferry in the Op-Ed section March 29, I would suggest that Utahns should worry... but not about the EPA. Utahns should be worried about what Attorney General Reyes and the state are hiding. Joining a brief, along with 20 other states, including West Virginia (where 300,000 people lost their drinking water for more than a month, due to a toxic fluid spill upstream of the water treatment facility) to stop the cleanu... 57837345@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:06 MDT Letter: Are procreators the most fit parents? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837387-82/fit-already-care-fact.html.csp A couple of reminders for Utah state lawmakers during their unrelenting quest to legislate how other people live: 1) The ability to procreate is not a synonym for fit parent. The number of children in foster care, orphanages or dead aptly illustrates this fact. 2) We are not in any danger of becoming extinct as a species due to a lack of reproduction. In fact, the opposite could be argued; extinction will come from overpopulation. Really, which is the more fit parent, the irresponsible procre... A couple of reminders for Utah state lawmakers during their unrelenting quest to legislate how other people live: 1) The ability to procreate is not a synonym for fit parent. The number of children in foster care, orphanages or dead aptly illustrates this fact. 2) We are not in any danger of becoming extinct as a species due to a lack of reproduction. In fact, the opposite could be argued; extinction will come from overpopulation. Really, which is the more fit parent, the irresponsible procre... 57837387@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:06 MDT Letter: Alphabet codes for everything http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57837410-82/letter-alphabet-rating-april.html.csp In reference to the Tribune’s “Letter of the Week” April 13, why don’t they just give plays, movies, TV shows, etc., an alphabetical letter to designate if the contents have anything to do with LBGT or same-sex activities. That way anyone who does not wish to watch will know in advance or just not participate in things that are offensive to them. We already do it to many events with the “G” rating, “L” rating. and “V” rating. So let’s give it an appropriate alphabet letter. Maybe a “D” for di... In reference to the Tribune’s “Letter of the Week” April 13, why don’t they just give plays, movies, TV shows, etc., an alphabetical letter to designate if the contents have anything to do with LBGT or same-sex activities. That way anyone who does not wish to watch will know in advance or just not participate in things that are offensive to them. We already do it to many events with the “G” rating, “L” rating. and “V” rating. So let’s give it an appropriate alphabet letter. Maybe a “D” for di... 57837410@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:06 MDT Letter: Why still sabotage ACA? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836326-82/care-health-america-sabotage.html.csp It always amazes me how gullible we Americans are . Those of us who have experienced life beyond America’s border know that compared to other western nations we are far behind in social benefits and in particular in health care . Hold on! I know that America’s health care is “ the best in the world “ but who can afford it? Now, finally after a long fight and after a lot of trimming and cutting, we have what resembles health care in the Affordable Care Act. Even after many of our nation’s leade... It always amazes me how gullible we Americans are . Those of us who have experienced life beyond America’s border know that compared to other western nations we are far behind in social benefits and in particular in health care . Hold on! I know that America’s health care is “ the best in the world “ but who can afford it? Now, finally after a long fight and after a lot of trimming and cutting, we have what resembles health care in the Affordable Care Act. Even after many of our nation’s leade... 57836326@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:05 MDT Letter: Stop running climate-denier letters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836333-82/letters-climate-april-bagley.html.csp Re: the Pat Bagley cartoon (“Global Warming is a hoax!” April 15) The Los Angeles Times late last year adopted a policy of refusing to publish letters from climate change deniers because as the letters editor wrote “Letters that have an untrue basis (for example, ones that say there’s no sign humans have caused climate change) do not get printed.” So kudos to the L.A. Times as it evidently embraces the Buddha’s thought that to deny the authority of empirical evidence disqualifies one as someon... Re: the Pat Bagley cartoon (“Global Warming is a hoax!” April 15) The Los Angeles Times late last year adopted a policy of refusing to publish letters from climate change deniers because as the letters editor wrote “Letters that have an untrue basis (for example, ones that say there’s no sign humans have caused climate change) do not get printed.” So kudos to the L.A. Times as it evidently embraces the Buddha’s thought that to deny the authority of empirical evidence disqualifies one as someon... 57836333@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:05 MDT Letter: What’s with the armed insurrection? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836341-82/bundy-hero-insurrection-april.html.csp My response Joseph DuPont’s letter (“Bundy’s a Hero,” April 17) is this: you’re wrong. Cliven Bundy is a criminal – a person who thinks that the rule of law does not apply to him. There are over 180 other ranchers who pay a grazing fee for the right to use federal land, while Mr. Bundy has not paid his for almost 20 years. As of now, he owes the federal government about $300,000. If that’s not bad enough, what’s with the armed insurrection? That is not patriotic. It is subversive. And by usi... My response Joseph DuPont’s letter (“Bundy’s a Hero,” April 17) is this: you’re wrong. Cliven Bundy is a criminal – a person who thinks that the rule of law does not apply to him. There are over 180 other ranchers who pay a grazing fee for the right to use federal land, while Mr. Bundy has not paid his for almost 20 years. As of now, he owes the federal government about $300,000. If that’s not bad enough, what’s with the armed insurrection? That is not patriotic. It is subversive. And by usi... 57836341@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:05 MDT Letter: Put Bundy in jail http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836352-82/jail-bundy-lands-think.html.csp When is stealing from the American people not a crime? If every rancher in the West decided to graze their cattle where they pleased, and there was no government action to stop them, what do you think our national parks and open lands would look like? The people who think Cliven Bundy is a hero to be celebrated for destroying our public lands without at least some compensation are idiots, plain and simple. The man should be put in jail just like any other thief. Ron Neisler Sandy When is stealing from the American people not a crime? If every rancher in the West decided to graze their cattle where they pleased, and there was no government action to stop them, what do you think our national parks and open lands would look like? The people who think Cliven Bundy is a hero to be celebrated for destroying our public lands without at least some compensation are idiots, plain and simple. The man should be put in jail just like any other thief. Ron Neisler Sandy 57836352@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:05 MDT Letter: Full tithing is God’s law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836357-82/tithing-less-god-women.html.csp In response to Martha Tinker’s letter, (“Women should pay less tithing since they have less authority,” April 11): To those in the LDS Church: Was tithing not commanded by God to every single person? Indeed it was. It cannot be denied or ignored. Women are not and will never be an exception to God’s law. The idea that ‘women should pay less tithing since they have less authority’ is absolutely and completely absurd. Merely because women don’t hold the priesthood, which they weren’t created to h... In response to Martha Tinker’s letter, (“Women should pay less tithing since they have less authority,” April 11): To those in the LDS Church: Was tithing not commanded by God to every single person? Indeed it was. It cannot be denied or ignored. Women are not and will never be an exception to God’s law. The idea that ‘women should pay less tithing since they have less authority’ is absolutely and completely absurd. Merely because women don’t hold the priesthood, which they weren’t created to h... 57836357@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:05 MDT Letter: Thank you, bikers, for funeral procession http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836614-82/bikers-funeral-mariah-procession.html.csp I recently attended the funeral of our great-granddaughter, Mariah Teller, age three years old, in Bountiful. Her obituary was placed with your newspaper. I am writing to express our indebted thanks to the biker motorcade that led the procession to Mariah’s final resting site. It is my hope you will be able to publish our family’s gratitude: A huge thank you goes to all the motorcycle club members and bikers who donated their time and their colorful, sleek, glistening, highly polished, growl... I recently attended the funeral of our great-granddaughter, Mariah Teller, age three years old, in Bountiful. Her obituary was placed with your newspaper. I am writing to express our indebted thanks to the biker motorcade that led the procession to Mariah’s final resting site. It is my hope you will be able to publish our family’s gratitude: A huge thank you goes to all the motorcycle club members and bikers who donated their time and their colorful, sleek, glistening, highly polished, growl... 57836614@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:05 MDT Letter: Solar fees are ‘power gone wild’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836646-82/power-owner-company-gone.html.csp Is Rocky Mountain Power’s request for a surcharge on homes/businesses with solar panels for real? Let me see if I’ve got this right; a home owner invests his own money to purchase, install, use and maintain solar panels to electrify his home, with the any surplus going back to the grid for the power company to use as they see fit. Of course the power company reimburses the home owner for any surplus power, albeit at a reduced rate. The power company doesn’t have to pay for any capital equipment... Is Rocky Mountain Power’s request for a surcharge on homes/businesses with solar panels for real? Let me see if I’ve got this right; a home owner invests his own money to purchase, install, use and maintain solar panels to electrify his home, with the any surplus going back to the grid for the power company to use as they see fit. Of course the power company reimburses the home owner for any surplus power, albeit at a reduced rate. The power company doesn’t have to pay for any capital equipment... 57836646@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:05 MDT Letter: Shame on Rocky Mountain for solar fee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836656-82/solar-energy-rmp-fee.html.csp Last summer, I installed solar panels on my home to produce my own electricity. By doing so, I lessened my demand for coal-fired energy from Rocky Mountain Power and am making my small contribution to preserving our environment. Now, RMP wants to levy a fee of $4.25 per month on me and other solar power producing customers for our initiative. To increase their profit margin, they want to penalize me for my investment in clean-energy production. Currently, RMP relies on burning coal to prod... Last summer, I installed solar panels on my home to produce my own electricity. By doing so, I lessened my demand for coal-fired energy from Rocky Mountain Power and am making my small contribution to preserving our environment. Now, RMP wants to levy a fee of $4.25 per month on me and other solar power producing customers for our initiative. To increase their profit margin, they want to penalize me for my investment in clean-energy production. Currently, RMP relies on burning coal to prod... 57836656@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:05 MDT Letter: Restore dignity to baseball page http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836677-82/angels-baseball-box-dignity.html.csp The Los Angeles Angels have a huge fan base in Salt Lake because we follow the AAA players who pass through Salt Lake. We want to see Angels box scores. We’re statistics junkies. What we receive half the time is a one-liner on the baseball page: “Detroit at L.A. Angels, late.” Never another word. Disrespectful, out-of-tune, lazy? Solution: Provide the Angel home night game box scores a day late. Don’t just eliminate them. Your baseball fans will look at you with more respect. Wouldn’t h... The Los Angeles Angels have a huge fan base in Salt Lake because we follow the AAA players who pass through Salt Lake. We want to see Angels box scores. We’re statistics junkies. What we receive half the time is a one-liner on the baseball page: “Detroit at L.A. Angels, late.” Never another word. Disrespectful, out-of-tune, lazy? Solution: Provide the Angel home night game box scores a day late. Don’t just eliminate them. Your baseball fans will look at you with more respect. Wouldn’t h... 57836677@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:05 MDT Letter: Ironic justice for Bundy vs. DeChristopher http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57832673-82/bundy-dechristopher-blm-ironic.html.csp It is ironic that Tim DeChristopher raises his paddle at an oil lease auction (that were mostly later rescinded) and gets 21 months in prison. Cliven Bundy owes the federal government $1 million in unpaid grazing fees, prevents the BLM from removing his cattle by armed confrontation and the BLM withdraws with no consequences. Must be the iconic cowboy hats. Bill Stahly Alta It is ironic that Tim DeChristopher raises his paddle at an oil lease auction (that were mostly later rescinded) and gets 21 months in prison. Cliven Bundy owes the federal government $1 million in unpaid grazing fees, prevents the BLM from removing his cattle by armed confrontation and the BLM withdraws with no consequences. Must be the iconic cowboy hats. Bill Stahly Alta 57832673@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:04 MDT Letter: Utah woman’s case is test of faith http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57832690-82/love-faith-family-megan.html.csp Here in Montana, I think of Megan Huntsman, the 39-year-old mother of 10 who was arrested Monday after the discovery of seven of her children’s infant bodies in the family garage. What she needs is love and understanding during this very hard time, healing for her heart, and a resolution for her situation (which none of us understand at this point ). We love you, Megan, and pray for you today, as well as for your hurting and confused family. It’s at times like this,that, as Christians, we are t... Here in Montana, I think of Megan Huntsman, the 39-year-old mother of 10 who was arrested Monday after the discovery of seven of her children’s infant bodies in the family garage. What she needs is love and understanding during this very hard time, healing for her heart, and a resolution for her situation (which none of us understand at this point ). We love you, Megan, and pray for you today, as well as for your hurting and confused family. It’s at times like this,that, as Christians, we are t... 57832690@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:04 MDT Letter: Irony, meet sarcasm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57832969-82/irony-letter-mike-bagley.html.csp “A lot of people in Utah” owe a debt of gratitude to Mike Stevens of Park City. In Mike’s letter to the Tribune Public Forum, he explained that a cartoon by Pat Bagley regarding the Mormon Church was meant to be ironic. Thanks for clearing that up, Mike. Dave Draper Riverton “A lot of people in Utah” owe a debt of gratitude to Mike Stevens of Park City. In Mike’s letter to the Tribune Public Forum, he explained that a cartoon by Pat Bagley regarding the Mormon Church was meant to be ironic. Thanks for clearing that up, Mike. Dave Draper Riverton 57832969@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:04 MDT Letter: Please survive, Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57833559-82/tribune-deseret-hope-news.html.csp My friends and I are appalled by the treatment of the Tribune by the newspaper’s owners. We cannot understand how they can divide resources so unfairly between the paper and the Deseret News. We can only hope that the Department of Justice will rule in favor of the Tribune. If the unhappy day came when the Tribune ceased publishing, not one of us would read the Deseret News. We would subscribe to an out-of-state paper. We hope sincerely that another company will purchase The Salt Lake Tribune a... My friends and I are appalled by the treatment of the Tribune by the newspaper’s owners. We cannot understand how they can divide resources so unfairly between the paper and the Deseret News. We can only hope that the Department of Justice will rule in favor of the Tribune. If the unhappy day came when the Tribune ceased publishing, not one of us would read the Deseret News. We would subscribe to an out-of-state paper. We hope sincerely that another company will purchase The Salt Lake Tribune a... 57833559@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:04 MDT Letter of the week: Goblin topplers had a good reason http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57833902-82/topplers-boulder-geologic-goblin.html.csp I am disturbed by the constant, critical comments by uniformed people who lack professional knowledge and understanding of the impact geologic hazards have on our society. I have more than 20 years of experience working with geologic hazards, including rockfall control and rockfall research. When the topplers said they pushed the boulder over for safety reasons, in my opinion, they were right. When a boulder has its support base eroded to the point that a human can push it over, it is going to ... I am disturbed by the constant, critical comments by uniformed people who lack professional knowledge and understanding of the impact geologic hazards have on our society. I have more than 20 years of experience working with geologic hazards, including rockfall control and rockfall research. When the topplers said they pushed the boulder over for safety reasons, in my opinion, they were right. When a boulder has its support base eroded to the point that a human can push it over, it is going to ... 57833902@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:04 MDT Letter: Swagger on small wheels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57834138-82/blm-lyman-ride-swagger.html.csp In reading an article in today’s Trib (“ATV ride to send a message to BLM,” April 17) I was not surprised to hear that San Juan County commissioner Phil Lyman plans another testosterone-driven swagger on small wheels so beloved among southern Utah county officials, this time in the beautiful and archaeologically sensitive Recapture Canyon. I was, however, startled to learn that the Deseret News agreed to publish via a Lyman authored op-ed his invitation to the public to come along on the ride... In reading an article in today’s Trib (“ATV ride to send a message to BLM,” April 17) I was not surprised to hear that San Juan County commissioner Phil Lyman plans another testosterone-driven swagger on small wheels so beloved among southern Utah county officials, this time in the beautiful and archaeologically sensitive Recapture Canyon. I was, however, startled to learn that the Deseret News agreed to publish via a Lyman authored op-ed his invitation to the public to come along on the ride... 57834138@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:04 MDT Letter: Medicare billings are necessary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836240-82/medicare-payments-utah-oncologists.html.csp I would like to comment on the recent article on Medicare payments to physicians in the state of Utah. I appreciate the well thought out article. Those interviewed correctly point out the inaccuracy in assuming that what a physician receives in Medicare payments is their salary. The payments that we receive from Medicare and other insurers are used to cover all of our overhead which includes leases, employee salaries and benefits and the significant up-front cost of purchasing the oncology drugs... I would like to comment on the recent article on Medicare payments to physicians in the state of Utah. I appreciate the well thought out article. Those interviewed correctly point out the inaccuracy in assuming that what a physician receives in Medicare payments is their salary. The payments that we receive from Medicare and other insurers are used to cover all of our overhead which includes leases, employee salaries and benefits and the significant up-front cost of purchasing the oncology drugs... 57836240@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:04 MDT Letter: Bundy is a freeloader http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836287-82/bundy-cliven-freeloader-cattle.html.csp Cliven Bundy is not a hero. He’s not a patriot or a freedom fighter, either. He is a freeloader, plain and simple. The people who are supporting him and calling him a hero are either stupid or just ideologically impaired. Cliven Bundy has been grazing his cattle for free for 20 years while other ranchers have paid their fees. They are not freeloaders. Cliven Bundy is a freeloader. The BLM has given him innumerable opportunities to comply with the law. He has refused on every occasion. Cliven Bun... Cliven Bundy is not a hero. He’s not a patriot or a freedom fighter, either. He is a freeloader, plain and simple. The people who are supporting him and calling him a hero are either stupid or just ideologically impaired. Cliven Bundy has been grazing his cattle for free for 20 years while other ranchers have paid their fees. They are not freeloaders. Cliven Bundy is a freeloader. The BLM has given him innumerable opportunities to comply with the law. He has refused on every occasion. Cliven Bun... 57836287@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:04 MDT Letter: UTA planning not worth the money http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836294-82/bound-south-planning-problem.html.csp Once again, UTA has proven that $250,000 they spend annually on their director of planning is a waste as, once again, the Utah Train Authority does the wrong thing to fix a problem they, themselves, created. The south-bound FrontRunner arrived at the North Temple Bridge station just as the Green Line to the airport left the station, so those who transferred between trains had to wait 14 minutes for the next train. The north-bound FrontRunner arrived just before the Green Line trains; therefore... Once again, UTA has proven that $250,000 they spend annually on their director of planning is a waste as, once again, the Utah Train Authority does the wrong thing to fix a problem they, themselves, created. The south-bound FrontRunner arrived at the North Temple Bridge station just as the Green Line to the airport left the station, so those who transferred between trains had to wait 14 minutes for the next train. The north-bound FrontRunner arrived just before the Green Line trains; therefore... 57836294@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:04 MDT Letter: This is crime, not patriotism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836307-82/blm-atv-sltrib-nevada.html.csp What is it with these guys? First, we’ve got a Nevada rancher who hasn’t paid his grazing fees for 10 years, a million dollars he owes to the American taxpayers. And when they try to bring him to justice, a posse of armed cronies shows up to intimidate our government officials so that he can avoid his responsibility. Now, we’ve got a San Juan County Commissioner – an elected official no less, a public servant! – who is planning an ATV ride on land that is off-limits to motorized vehicles, to pro... What is it with these guys? First, we’ve got a Nevada rancher who hasn’t paid his grazing fees for 10 years, a million dollars he owes to the American taxpayers. And when they try to bring him to justice, a posse of armed cronies shows up to intimidate our government officials so that he can avoid his responsibility. Now, we’ve got a San Juan County Commissioner – an elected official no less, a public servant! – who is planning an ATV ride on land that is off-limits to motorized vehicles, to pro... 57836307@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:04 MDT Letter: LDS men, women co-equals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57823936-82/women-church-priesthood-wife.html.csp After reading through several letters to the editor of The Salt Lake Tribune, I noticed a common theme. Issues concerning women’s rights in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were frequently addressed. I would like to clear up some confusion regarding this issue. I am a member of the LDS Church, and I am also a woman. I can honestly say that I have never been led to feel as if my worth is any less than that of a man. Our former prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley, said this, “The men hold... After reading through several letters to the editor of The Salt Lake Tribune, I noticed a common theme. Issues concerning women’s rights in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were frequently addressed. I would like to clear up some confusion regarding this issue. I am a member of the LDS Church, and I am also a woman. I can honestly say that I have never been led to feel as if my worth is any less than that of a man. Our former prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley, said this, “The men hold... 57823936@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:03 MDT Letter: Welcome, atheists; God is real http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57827165-82/god-mortal-believe-enjoy.html.csp Welcome, athiests. May you all enjoy your stay while in our great city of Salt Lake. Enjoy the great hospitality and good food while you are here for your convention. Each and everyone of your members do have a spirit or soul, you just haven’t ever had the desire to recognize it, but the day will come as you depart your mortal lives, as we all do, you will wish you would have given your soul a chance to help you through mortal life, which isn’t easy for any us at times. There is an afterlife, m... Welcome, athiests. May you all enjoy your stay while in our great city of Salt Lake. Enjoy the great hospitality and good food while you are here for your convention. Each and everyone of your members do have a spirit or soul, you just haven’t ever had the desire to recognize it, but the day will come as you depart your mortal lives, as we all do, you will wish you would have given your soul a chance to help you through mortal life, which isn’t easy for any us at times. There is an afterlife, m... 57827165@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:03 MDT Letter: Gay couples could just amend tax returns later http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57827275-82/couples-court-amendment-gay.html.csp If the gay couples who filed joint returns this year (“Same-sex couples: Court loss may be costly,” Tribune, April 15) had been properly advised, they would have filed separately and then patiently waited for the 10th Circuit Court’s ruling on Utah’s constitutional Amendment 3. If the court sided with Judge Shelby’s overturn of the amendment, thus validating the 1,300 homosexual marriages in question, those same couples could then submit amended returns as joint filers and receive full benefits.... If the gay couples who filed joint returns this year (“Same-sex couples: Court loss may be costly,” Tribune, April 15) had been properly advised, they would have filed separately and then patiently waited for the 10th Circuit Court’s ruling on Utah’s constitutional Amendment 3. If the court sided with Judge Shelby’s overturn of the amendment, thus validating the 1,300 homosexual marriages in question, those same couples could then submit amended returns as joint filers and receive full benefits.... 57827275@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:03 MDT Letter: Utes deserved more respect, Trib http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57827308-82/tribe-photo-trib-ute.html.csp How disrespectful can you be? Today’s Trib has two photos, one large and on the front page, showing the president of the University of Utah with representatives of the Ute Tribe. Only the tribal chairman and Dr. Pershing are identified in the photo on the front page, though there are six other people in the photo, and only Dr. Pershing on the inside page, though there are two other people in the photo. My guess is that the five other men in the front page photo are the other members of the six... How disrespectful can you be? Today’s Trib has two photos, one large and on the front page, showing the president of the University of Utah with representatives of the Ute Tribe. Only the tribal chairman and Dr. Pershing are identified in the photo on the front page, though there are six other people in the photo, and only Dr. Pershing on the inside page, though there are two other people in the photo. My guess is that the five other men in the front page photo are the other members of the six... 57827308@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:03 MDT