All - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Bloomberg View: Paying terrorist ransoms just trades one life for another http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58325646-82/ransoms-terrorist-ransom-citizens.html.csp The public slaughter of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State has raised wrenching questions about the U.S. government’s long-standing policy of refusing to pay ransoms to terrorists. Yet what really deserves scrutiny is the willingness of European governments to meet such demands. It’s no exaggeration to say that the millions of dollars in ransoms paid to Islamic State effectively subsidized Foley’s kidnapping and execution, not to mention the terrorists’ swath of death and destructi... The public slaughter of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State has raised wrenching questions about the U.S. government’s long-standing policy of refusing to pay ransoms to terrorists. Yet what really deserves scrutiny is the willingness of European governments to meet such demands. It’s no exaggeration to say that the millions of dollars in ransoms paid to Islamic State effectively subsidized Foley’s kidnapping and execution, not to mention the terrorists’ swath of death and destructi... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58325646@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:06 MDT L.A. Daily News: The Modern Family Act http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58325682-82/family-legal-parents-court.html.csp Anyone who has sat through prickly Thanksgiving dinner conversations with a stream of uncles, cousins, girlfriends and fiances chiming in already knows family is complicated. There are stepparents, biological parents and exes. But as difficult as relationships can be, who is legally recognized as family can get even trickier. California and the rest of the country’s rules governing our familial bonds have lagged far behind the social realities that so many live. It’s a point that same-sex couple... Anyone who has sat through prickly Thanksgiving dinner conversations with a stream of uncles, cousins, girlfriends and fiances chiming in already knows family is complicated. There are stepparents, biological parents and exes. But as difficult as relationships can be, who is legally recognized as family can get even trickier. California and the rest of the country’s rules governing our familial bonds have lagged far behind the social realities that so many live. It’s a point that same-sex couple... 58325682@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:06 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Seth Meyers will try to liven up Emmys http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58325721-223/meyers-jokes-really-think.html.csp Seth Meyers is hosting the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys on Monday (6 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). He wanted the job. Why he wanted it is anybody’s guess. It’s a rather thankless position. You’re the face of an unwieldy three-hour-long (or more) telecast that almost inevitably bogs down into a big bore. To his credit, the host of “Late Night” isn’t going to try to reinvent the wheel. He’s going to get up onstage at the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE and try to be funny. “Well, I’m limited by the fact that I can’t si... Seth Meyers is hosting the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys on Monday (6 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). He wanted the job. Why he wanted it is anybody’s guess. It’s a rather thankless position. You’re the face of an unwieldy three-hour-long (or more) telecast that almost inevitably bogs down into a big bore. To his credit, the host of “Late Night” isn’t going to try to reinvent the wheel. He’s going to get up onstage at the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE and try to be funny. “Well, I’m limited by the fact that I can’t si... 58325721@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:06 MDT Slowly, Utah police are adding cameras to their uniforms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326416-78/police-body-officers-cameras.html.csp As police face heightened scrutiny nationwide after controversial officer-involved shootings, law enforcement agencies and the public agree on at least one thing: Body cameras would be a big help. “That’s the thing of the future,” said Ogden Police Lt. Will Cragun, whose department is testing demo cameras from several manufacturers. “We want to go down this road.” In Salt Lake County, body cameras are so desired that some Unified Police Department officers have bought them on their own, said UP... As police face heightened scrutiny nationwide after controversial officer-involved shootings, law enforcement agencies and the public agree on at least one thing: Body cameras would be a big help. “That’s the thing of the future,” said Ogden Police Lt. Will Cragun, whose department is testing demo cameras from several manufacturers. “We want to go down this road.” In Salt Lake County, body cameras are so desired that some Unified Police Department officers have bought them on their own, said UP... 58326416@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:06 MDT Book review: An insightful look at digital-age clutter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58322882-223/harris-absence-boredom-digital.html.csp I fall asleep to the glow of Netflix and, when I awake, begin the digital litany of my day: the relentless email and news, the Facebook and Twitter feeds, the blogs and mindless videos, and on and on. I remember somewhat vaguely when I used pay phones to dictate the story of the day, when an online life was limited to the screeching dial-up of AOL and, as a child, when even that was a foreign idea. Michael Harris offers in his book “The End of Absence” a fascinating assessment of this moment we ... I fall asleep to the glow of Netflix and, when I awake, begin the digital litany of my day: the relentless email and news, the Facebook and Twitter feeds, the blogs and mindless videos, and on and on. I remember somewhat vaguely when I used pay phones to dictate the story of the day, when an online life was limited to the screeching dial-up of AOL and, as a child, when even that was a foreign idea. Michael Harris offers in his book “The End of Absence” a fascinating assessment of this moment we ... 58322882@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT Book review: ‘Magician’s Land’ closes a trilogy that matures http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58322963-223/magician-quentin-grossman-magical.html.csp Quentin Coldwater — a moody, man-child magician — is finally growing up. And just in time to save everything, mostly, that’s ever mattered to him. “The Magician’s Land” is the final book in the three-book “Magicians” trilogy, a genre-busting adult fantasy series. The books follow Quentin and an ever-growing cast of magicians, magicians’ hangers-on, magical creatures, gods, bookkeepers, talking birds, knights, kings and queens and the like through their school days, their angst, their relationshi... Quentin Coldwater — a moody, man-child magician — is finally growing up. And just in time to save everything, mostly, that’s ever mattered to him. “The Magician’s Land” is the final book in the three-book “Magicians” trilogy, a genre-busting adult fantasy series. The books follow Quentin and an ever-growing cast of magicians, magicians’ hangers-on, magical creatures, gods, bookkeepers, talking birds, knights, kings and queens and the like through their school days, their angst, their relationshi... 58322963@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT DVD review: Adam Sandler’s ‘Blended’ is a jokeless bore http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58323042-223/sandler-vacation-dvd-barrymore.html.csp Grade • C- DVD •“Blended” landed with a thud at the box office this May — taking in only $46.2 million overall, piddling for an Adam Sandler movie — and watching it makes you wonder if Sandler has lost his mojo. Sandler plays Jim, a widower with three daughters who ends up sharing a South African vacation with Lauren (Drew Barrymore), a freelance closet organizer who endured a disastrous blind date with him days before. Amid vacation adventures and images of copulating animals, Jim and Lauren ... Grade • C- DVD •“Blended” landed with a thud at the box office this May — taking in only $46.2 million overall, piddling for an Adam Sandler movie — and watching it makes you wonder if Sandler has lost his mojo. Sandler plays Jim, a widower with three daughters who ends up sharing a South African vacation with Lauren (Drew Barrymore), a freelance closet organizer who endured a disastrous blind date with him days before. Amid vacation adventures and images of copulating animals, Jim and Lauren ... 58323042@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT DVD review: ‘The Normal Heart’ will tear at yours http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58323082-223/heart-normal-gay-becomes.html.csp Grade • A DVD •The Normal Heart” is a stunning play-turned-stunning TV movie that’s about the early days of the AIDS crisis — and yet it’s so much more. Directed and produced by Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), “The Normal Heart” is Larry Kramer’s adaptation of his autobiographical, Tony-winning play. Mark Ruffalo stars as Ned Weeks, a gay man at the center of the narrative. He becomes increasingly confrontational as it becomes clear something terrible is happening and it’s bei... Grade • A DVD •The Normal Heart” is a stunning play-turned-stunning TV movie that’s about the early days of the AIDS crisis — and yet it’s so much more. Directed and produced by Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), “The Normal Heart” is Larry Kramer’s adaptation of his autobiographical, Tony-winning play. Mark Ruffalo stars as Ned Weeks, a gay man at the center of the narrative. He becomes increasingly confrontational as it becomes clear something terrible is happening and it’s bei... 58323082@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT Here’s where to find 7 days of dining deals in South Salt Lake http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58318903-223/south-free-state-lake.html.csp During the second annual Restaurant Week in South Salt Lake, 15 restaurants — serving everything from American and Asian to Greek and Pakistani cuisine — will offer special deals for diners. The seven-day event kicks off Sunday, Aug. 24, and continues through Saturday, Aug. 30. “We are thrilled to celebrate our city through Restaurant Week — a taste of what makes South Salt Lake a great place to live!” says Mayor Cherie Wood. “We hope the community will invite their co-workers, families, neighb... During the second annual Restaurant Week in South Salt Lake, 15 restaurants — serving everything from American and Asian to Greek and Pakistani cuisine — will offer special deals for diners. The seven-day event kicks off Sunday, Aug. 24, and continues through Saturday, Aug. 30. “We are thrilled to celebrate our city through Restaurant Week — a taste of what makes South Salt Lake a great place to live!” says Mayor Cherie Wood. “We hope the community will invite their co-workers, families, neighb... 58318903@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:03 MDT Black tenant alleges racism at Utah apartment building http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58321513-78/coleman-friendship-manor-housing.html.csp A 66-year-old black man has filed a housing-discrimination complaint against the management of a Salt Lake City apartment building for the elderly and disabled. In the complaint, filed Aug. 15 with the Antidiscrimination Division of the Utah Labor Commission, Jack Coleman asserts that he was the victim of repeated racial and religious discrimination at Friendship Manor, a federally subsidized apartment building at 1320 E. 500 South. Coleman’s complaint further alleges that the management of Frie... A 66-year-old black man has filed a housing-discrimination complaint against the management of a Salt Lake City apartment building for the elderly and disabled. In the complaint, filed Aug. 15 with the Antidiscrimination Division of the Utah Labor Commission, Jack Coleman asserts that he was the victim of repeated racial and religious discrimination at Friendship Manor, a federally subsidized apartment building at 1320 E. 500 South. Coleman’s complaint further alleges that the management of Frie... 58321513@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:03 MDT Utah Lit: Writing along the Wasatch Front isn’t all about climbing or fishing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58321811-223/utah-essay-com-torti.html.csp The guy’s name was José. Or at least that’s the name the young Mexican man went by when he dropped by to pick up handyman jobs, says Salt Lake City writer Sylvia Torti. At the time, Torti was working on a novel about the Zapatista Rebellion, a conflict she stumbled into in 1994 while on biology expedition in southeastern Mexico. In making small talk with the handyman during her bathroom remodel, Torti learned of an amazing coincidence: José, a member of the Mexican army, had been sent to fight ... The guy’s name was José. Or at least that’s the name the young Mexican man went by when he dropped by to pick up handyman jobs, says Salt Lake City writer Sylvia Torti. At the time, Torti was working on a novel about the Zapatista Rebellion, a conflict she stumbled into in 1994 while on biology expedition in southeastern Mexico. In making small talk with the handyman during her bathroom remodel, Torti learned of an amazing coincidence: José, a member of the Mexican army, had been sent to fight ... 58321811@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:03 MDT Special screenings: ‘SLC Punk!,’ ‘LEGO Movie’ and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58322073-223/tickets-lake-salt-punk.html.csp ‘The LEGO Movie’ An outdoor screening of “The LEGO Movie,” the animated tale of a mini-fig (voiced by Chris Pratt) who learns he has a special destiny. When • Friday, Aug. 22, 8:30 p.m. Where • Chompers Party Cove, Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center, 5624 S. Cougar Lane (4800 West), Kearns Tickets • Free ‘Fargo’ The Coen brothers’ 1996 classic “Fargo,” starring Frances McDormand as a no-nonsense Minnesota sheriff investigating a bizarre crime. When • Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, 11 p.m.... ‘The LEGO Movie’ An outdoor screening of “The LEGO Movie,” the animated tale of a mini-fig (voiced by Chris Pratt) who learns he has a special destiny. When • Friday, Aug. 22, 8:30 p.m. Where • Chompers Party Cove, Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center, 5624 S. Cougar Lane (4800 West), Kearns Tickets • Free ‘Fargo’ The Coen brothers’ 1996 classic “Fargo,” starring Frances McDormand as a no-nonsense Minnesota sheriff investigating a bizarre crime. When • Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, 11 p.m.... 58322073@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:03 MDT Moab Music Festival: Music in ‘a miracle of a place’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58322165-223/music-barrett-festival-moab.html.csp As thousands of Utah Symphony patrons discovered earlier this month, the music of history’s greatest composers can be enjoyed in scenic natural amphitheaters as well as in air-conditioned concert halls. Michael Barrett has known that for years. The Moab Music Festival, which he co-founded with his wife, Leslie Tomkins, is about to launch its 22nd season of “music in concert with the landscape.” Moab is “a miracle of a place — the landscape, the parks, the Colorado River, the weather, everything,... As thousands of Utah Symphony patrons discovered earlier this month, the music of history’s greatest composers can be enjoyed in scenic natural amphitheaters as well as in air-conditioned concert halls. Michael Barrett has known that for years. The Moab Music Festival, which he co-founded with his wife, Leslie Tomkins, is about to launch its 22nd season of “music in concert with the landscape.” Moab is “a miracle of a place — the landscape, the parks, the Colorado River, the weather, everything,... 58322165@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:03 MDT Utah Lit for September: ‘The Human Age’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58322353-223/lake-salt-book-ackerman.html.csp For September, the Tribune’s Utah Lit online book club will focus on Diane Ackerman’s “The Human Age.” The poet and naturalist focuses on the paradoxical effects of humans on the Earth, and along with the damage, she reports on the reasons for hope. In the book, Ackerman labels humans as “nomads with restless minds” and “powerful agents of planetary change.” Her research-based meditations span the world, from considerations of space to sprawling cities to the hope of climate farming or the built... For September, the Tribune’s Utah Lit online book club will focus on Diane Ackerman’s “The Human Age.” The poet and naturalist focuses on the paradoxical effects of humans on the Earth, and along with the damage, she reports on the reasons for hope. In the book, Ackerman labels humans as “nomads with restless minds” and “powerful agents of planetary change.” Her research-based meditations span the world, from considerations of space to sprawling cities to the hope of climate farming or the built... 58322353@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:03 MDT Different responses to atrocious behavior http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58310197-223/law-advice-bad-behavior.html.csp While I’m away, readers give the advice. On being called out for bad-mouthing • Many years ago, while staying with my mother-in-law and brother-in-law, I overheard them saying negative things about something I had done. Later in the afternoon, I told my mother-in-law that I had heard them. I was close to tears but explained myself. I also said I didn’t want this to come between us so I thought I should tell her that I had heard her. Who knows, there may have been truth in what they said, but t... While I’m away, readers give the advice. On being called out for bad-mouthing • Many years ago, while staying with my mother-in-law and brother-in-law, I overheard them saying negative things about something I had done. Later in the afternoon, I told my mother-in-law that I had heard them. I was close to tears but explained myself. I also said I didn’t want this to come between us so I thought I should tell her that I had heard her. Who knows, there may have been truth in what they said, but t... 58310197@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT How well do you know Utah high school football? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58325943-190/football-com-iframe-season.html.csp The prep football season begins in earnest Friday night, so it’s time to make sure fans are ready to head to the stadiums across the state. First, let’s get things started with a little quiz to test your knowledge of high school football in Utah. Are you as much of an expert as you think? &lt;freeform&gt; &lt;iframe frameborder=”0” width=”100%” height=”400” scrolling=”auto” allowtransparency=”true” src=”http://saltlaketribune.polldaddy.com/s/how-well-do-you-know-utah-high-school-football?iframe=... The prep football season begins in earnest Friday night, so it’s time to make sure fans are ready to head to the stadiums across the state. First, let’s get things started with a little quiz to test your knowledge of high school football in Utah. Are you as much of an expert as you think? &lt;freeform&gt; &lt;iframe frameborder=”0” width=”100%” height=”400” scrolling=”auto” allowtransparency=”true” src=”http://saltlaketribune.polldaddy.com/s/how-well-do-you-know-utah-high-school-football?iframe=... 58325943@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:04 MDT New procedure for reporting high school game scores http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58326532-190/game-maxpreps-results-reporting.html.csp High school coaches, athletic directors, and statisticians, The Salt Lake Tribune has partnered with MaxPreps this year in an effort to bring our readers more complete and comprehensive high school coverage. As most high school coaches throughout the state are already using MaxPreps, we hope this will result in greater ease and efficiency in reporting the results of your school’s games and keeping standings up to date. What this means for you is: 1. It is no longer necessary for you or your ... High school coaches, athletic directors, and statisticians, The Salt Lake Tribune has partnered with MaxPreps this year in an effort to bring our readers more complete and comprehensive high school coverage. As most high school coaches throughout the state are already using MaxPreps, we hope this will result in greater ease and efficiency in reporting the results of your school’s games and keeping standings up to date. What this means for you is: 1. It is no longer necessary for you or your ... 58326532@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:04 MDT Prep football: Corner Canyon 41, Juan Diego 3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58327759-190/canyon-corner-diego-juan.html.csp Draper • What a difference a year makes. In last season’s private versus public battle of Draper, Juan Diego ruined Corner Canyon’s first game in history. It was a much different story Friday night, as the Chargers dominated the Soaring Eagle 41-3 in a bitterly contested contest that may be the last between the schools in quite a while. The game played mostly under a driving rainstorm featured a long lightning delay and some bad blood between Corner Canyon coach Don Eck and his Juan Diego counte... Draper • What a difference a year makes. In last season’s private versus public battle of Draper, Juan Diego ruined Corner Canyon’s first game in history. It was a much different story Friday night, as the Chargers dominated the Soaring Eagle 41-3 in a bitterly contested contest that may be the last between the schools in quite a while. The game played mostly under a driving rainstorm featured a long lightning delay and some bad blood between Corner Canyon coach Don Eck and his Juan Diego counte... 58327759@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:04 MDT Prep football: Judge Memorial 18, Pine View 16 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58327836-190/judge-pine-view-wilstead.html.csp The challenge made was one James Cordova has presented a thousand times before. Seconds after the Pine View Panthers executed a perfect onside kick to put the ball back in the hands of All-State quarterback and BYU commit Kody Wilstead, the Judge Memorial coach asked his defense to give him one more series. “I need you to play your hearts out,” Cordova pleaded. The Bulldogs had emptied their tank. While the Panther star heated up as the night wore on — he went 5 of 6 on the game-defining drive —... The challenge made was one James Cordova has presented a thousand times before. Seconds after the Pine View Panthers executed a perfect onside kick to put the ball back in the hands of All-State quarterback and BYU commit Kody Wilstead, the Judge Memorial coach asked his defense to give him one more series. “I need you to play your hearts out,” Cordova pleaded. The Bulldogs had emptied their tank. While the Panther star heated up as the night wore on — he went 5 of 6 on the game-defining drive —... 58327836@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:04 MDT Prep football: Pleasant Grove 28, Alta 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58327853-190/alta-grove-pleasant-vikings.html.csp Sandy • Les Hamilton wiped tears from his eyes and shook his head in disbelief Friday night after Pleasant Grove’s 28-14 season-opening victory at Alta. He had contained his emotions all day leading up to his return to Alta, the school at which he coached for seven seasons and won two state titles. Then, in the postgame handshake line, it finally hit him. “I was great, I was fine — no emotion until after the game,” said Hamilton, the Vikings’ third-year coach who left Alta in 2010. “I love thos... Sandy • Les Hamilton wiped tears from his eyes and shook his head in disbelief Friday night after Pleasant Grove’s 28-14 season-opening victory at Alta. He had contained his emotions all day leading up to his return to Alta, the school at which he coached for seven seasons and won two state titles. Then, in the postgame handshake line, it finally hit him. “I was great, I was fine — no emotion until after the game,” said Hamilton, the Vikings’ third-year coach who left Alta in 2010. “I love thos... 58327853@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:04 MDT Prep football: Bingham 33, Davis 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58328000-190/davis-bingham-darts-field.html.csp Kaysville • Home field advantage is sometimes called the friendly confines, but one particular spot of the field was a sore spot for the host Davis Darts on Friday night. Hosting defending Class 5A state champ Bingham, the Davis offense spent a great deal of time in the second and third quarters between the north goal and the 20-yard line. That wouldn’t be so bad, except that the Darts needed to move the ball 80 yards to the south goal line. By the time Davis finally did move the ball away from ... Kaysville • Home field advantage is sometimes called the friendly confines, but one particular spot of the field was a sore spot for the host Davis Darts on Friday night. Hosting defending Class 5A state champ Bingham, the Davis offense spent a great deal of time in the second and third quarters between the north goal and the 20-yard line. That wouldn’t be so bad, except that the Darts needed to move the ball 80 yards to the south goal line. By the time Davis finally did move the ball away from ... 58328000@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:04 MDT Prep football: Olympus 10, Cottonwood 6 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58328055-190/henderson-defense-game-olympus.html.csp The Olympus Titans and Cottonwood Colts kicked off the 2014 season in weather that was not conducive to passing, but that was just fine for the Titans, as they road their new workhorse, JoJo Henderson, to a 10-6 season-opening victory against a stout defense. “I’ll tell you — my goodness, JoJo Henderson, he’s a special athlete,” said Olympus coach Aaron Whitehead. “That’s a kid that, I know he’s kind of on the radar of some schools. Get this film out because going up against a defense like we ju... The Olympus Titans and Cottonwood Colts kicked off the 2014 season in weather that was not conducive to passing, but that was just fine for the Titans, as they road their new workhorse, JoJo Henderson, to a 10-6 season-opening victory against a stout defense. “I’ll tell you — my goodness, JoJo Henderson, he’s a special athlete,” said Olympus coach Aaron Whitehead. “That’s a kid that, I know he’s kind of on the radar of some schools. Get this film out because going up against a defense like we ju... 58328055@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:04 MDT Prep football: Salem Hills 22, Hillcrest 15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58328028-77/hills-salem-yards-hillcrest.html.csp Midvale • The weather threatened Friday night’s prep football season opener between Salem Hills and Hillcrest. Though lightning didn’t delay the game, the Huskies still had to face the thunder. Star quarterback Porter Gustin led two impressive first-half scoring drives, then sealed the victory with two long passes late in the game to lift Salem Hills to a 22-15 nonregion victory over Hillcrest. Gustin, 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, finished with 194 yards passing and 91 yards rushing on a rainy eveni... Midvale • The weather threatened Friday night’s prep football season opener between Salem Hills and Hillcrest. Though lightning didn’t delay the game, the Huskies still had to face the thunder. Star quarterback Porter Gustin led two impressive first-half scoring drives, then sealed the victory with two long passes late in the game to lift Salem Hills to a 22-15 nonregion victory over Hillcrest. Gustin, 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds, finished with 194 yards passing and 91 yards rushing on a rainy eveni... 58328028@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:50:59 MDT Salt Lake Bees: Friday night game rained out; double-header slated for Saturday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58326874-77/game-lake-salt-bees.html.csp The Salt Lake Bees’ Pacific Coast League game against Round Rock on Friday night at Smith’s Ballpark was rained out. The Bees and Express will play a double-header on Saturday. The first seven-inning game begins at 4:30 p.m. Salt Lake is scheduled to conclude its home season with the four-game series against New Orleans, starting Sunday night. The Salt Lake Bees’ Pacific Coast League game against Round Rock on Friday night at Smith’s Ballpark was rained out. The Bees and Express will play a double-header on Saturday. The first seven-inning game begins at 4:30 p.m. Salt Lake is scheduled to conclude its home season with the four-game series against New Orleans, starting Sunday night. 58326874@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:31:02 MDT Park City rejects Kimball Art Center designs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58326675-223/art-center-kimball-expansion.html.csp Park City • City Hall on Thursday rejected the designs of the Kimball Art Center’s expansion proposal, determining they do not meet the municipal government’s strict Old Town guidelines. It was a significant setback as the not-for-profit organization attempts to press ahead with an ambitious redo of the high-profile intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue. The expansion is proposed to be built on the art center’s patio, steps off the intersection. To read the rest of this story, click here... Park City • City Hall on Thursday rejected the designs of the Kimball Art Center’s expansion proposal, determining they do not meet the municipal government’s strict Old Town guidelines. It was a significant setback as the not-for-profit organization attempts to press ahead with an ambitious redo of the high-profile intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue. The expansion is proposed to be built on the art center’s patio, steps off the intersection. To read the rest of this story, click here... 58326675@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:23:56 MDT Mormon missionary critically hurt in Oklahoma crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326959-78/vea-oklahoma-church-according.html.csp A Mormon missionary from West Jordan is on life support following an Oklahoma accident. Nancy Ann Vea, 19, was “critically injured [Friday] in an automobile accident,” said Jessica Moody, spokesperson for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in a statement. A van that Vea was a passenger in was traveling south on the Muskogee Turnpike in Wagoner County when the driver tried to make a U-turn using the barricade turnaround about 8:30 a.m., according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. A tr... A Mormon missionary from West Jordan is on life support following an Oklahoma accident. Nancy Ann Vea, 19, was “critically injured [Friday] in an automobile accident,” said Jessica Moody, spokesperson for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in a statement. A van that Vea was a passenger in was traveling south on the Muskogee Turnpike in Wagoner County when the driver tried to make a U-turn using the barricade turnaround about 8:30 a.m., according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. A tr... 58326959@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:22:56 MDT Rock slide causes six accidents in Sardine Canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58327642-78/canyon-com-twitter-boulders.html.csp Two boulders about the size of sedans came crashing down the Sardine Canyon mountainside, causing six crashes and shutting down the highway. As heavy rain came down Friday evening, the boulders rolled onto U.S. Highway 89/91 about 9:50 p.m., said Utah Highway Patrl Sgt. Mary Kaye Lucas. The boulders landed between mile markers 4 and 5, just west of Mantua on the Box Elder County side of the canyon. The rock slide led to six accidents, three of which caused minor injuries, Lucas said. One boulder... Two boulders about the size of sedans came crashing down the Sardine Canyon mountainside, causing six crashes and shutting down the highway. As heavy rain came down Friday evening, the boulders rolled onto U.S. Highway 89/91 about 9:50 p.m., said Utah Highway Patrl Sgt. Mary Kaye Lucas. The boulders landed between mile markers 4 and 5, just west of Mantua on the Box Elder County side of the canyon. The rock slide led to six accidents, three of which caused minor injuries, Lucas said. One boulder... 58327642@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:22:56 MDT U.S. beats Puerto Rico in hoops exhibition http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58327191-77/team-final-krzyzewski-saturday.html.csp New York • Mike Krzyzewski is ready to decide who is going with him to Spain. The U.S. national team coach said the Americans expect to trim their roster to 12 on Saturday before leaving for Europe, after team officials had previously said they might carry extra players. Final rosters for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball aren’t due until next Friday, but the Americans won’t need that much time. “We feel that it’s better to go with 12 because that’s really difficult on anybody if they’re not goin... New York • Mike Krzyzewski is ready to decide who is going with him to Spain. The U.S. national team coach said the Americans expect to trim their roster to 12 on Saturday before leaving for Europe, after team officials had previously said they might carry extra players. Final rosters for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball aren’t due until next Friday, but the Americans won’t need that much time. “We feel that it’s better to go with 12 because that’s really difficult on anybody if they’re not goin... 58327191@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:58:02 MDT NFL: Once bullied Martin looks for spot in S.F. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58326645-77/team-field-manziel-martin.html.csp Santa Clara, Calif. • Early in his career, Jonathan Martin had a harder time keeping plays straight while shifting from one side of the offensive line to the other. That ability and versatility now might help earn him a job with the San Francisco 49ers after what coach Jim Harbaugh considers an impressive first training camp with the team. Martin feels fit and well adapted in the offense and his new surroundings, having moved past a three-week bout with mononucleosis this spring and his tumultu... Santa Clara, Calif. • Early in his career, Jonathan Martin had a harder time keeping plays straight while shifting from one side of the offensive line to the other. That ability and versatility now might help earn him a job with the San Francisco 49ers after what coach Jim Harbaugh considers an impressive first training camp with the team. Martin feels fit and well adapted in the offense and his new surroundings, having moved past a three-week bout with mononucleosis this spring and his tumultu... 58326645@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:30:01 MDT RSL: Real’s unbeaten streak ends with 2-1 loss at FC Dallas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58326771-77/dallas-rsl-half-perez.html.csp Frisco, Texas • Everything was in Real Salt Lake’s favor Friday night at Toyota Stadium, with one important exception. The score. RSL outshot FC Dallas 18-9, dominated possession by a wide margin and played the second half with a man advantage. And, somehow, still lost, 2-1, ending its six-game unbeaten streak. “We weren’t sharp enough,” goalkeeper Nick Rimando said. “We weren’t patient enough. It was almost like we panicked when they scored the first goal. … It just wasn’t a mature effort in t... Frisco, Texas • Everything was in Real Salt Lake’s favor Friday night at Toyota Stadium, with one important exception. The score. RSL outshot FC Dallas 18-9, dominated possession by a wide margin and played the second half with a man advantage. And, somehow, still lost, 2-1, ending its six-game unbeaten streak. “We weren’t sharp enough,” goalkeeper Nick Rimando said. “We weren’t patient enough. It was almost like we panicked when they scored the first goal. … It just wasn’t a mature effort in t... 58326771@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:27:03 MDT Sports Briefs: Phelps takes relay gold in comeback at the Pan Pacific international http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58326996-77/gold-phelps-bayern-australia.html.csp SWIMMING • Michael Phelps is back on top of the podium. The 29-year-old American, swimming in his first international meet since coming out of retirement, helped the United States win the 4x200-meter relay Friday at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia. “Being able to get back on the podium — it feels amazing,” Phelps said. “It’s a good first day. Good first international meet back. There’s no better way to finish this, lovely, rainy night then being able to step up with your teammates an... SWIMMING • Michael Phelps is back on top of the podium. The 29-year-old American, swimming in his first international meet since coming out of retirement, helped the United States win the 4x200-meter relay Friday at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia. “Being able to get back on the podium — it feels amazing,” Phelps said. “It’s a good first day. Good first international meet back. There’s no better way to finish this, lovely, rainy night then being able to step up with your teammates an... 58326996@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:50:02 MDT Missing Russian student found dead in Grand Teton National Park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326855-68/amp-body-park-sagiev.html.csp Moose, Wyo. • A Russian student who went missing in Grand Teton National Park has been found dead. The body of 20-year-old Aleksandr “Sasha” Sagiev was found in the park Friday. The student from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, was reported missing Monday after going for a hike. After a three-day search, Sagiev’s body was discovered below a steep traverse, known as Cache Couloir, in Glacier Gulch. His body was found at an elevation of about 9,400 feet, and was removed via helicopter long-line. The Natio... Moose, Wyo. • A Russian student who went missing in Grand Teton National Park has been found dead. The body of 20-year-old Aleksandr “Sasha” Sagiev was found in the park Friday. The student from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, was reported missing Monday after going for a hike. After a three-day search, Sagiev’s body was discovered below a steep traverse, known as Cache Couloir, in Glacier Gulch. His body was found at an elevation of about 9,400 feet, and was removed via helicopter long-line. The Natio... 58326855@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:33:30 MDT Utah County man who shot wife convicted of first-degree murder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58325234-78/scott-wife-tracy-jury.html.csp Provo • There’s no question that on March 23 of last year, Scott fired his gun three times and killed his wife. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys told a jury he did. Scott himself took the witness stand during his week-long trial and detailed how he “snapped” and shot 45-year-old Teresa Scott. The question before a 4th District jury: Was Tracy Scott under “extreme emotional distress?” The six-man, two-woman jury wrestled with the question for nearly eights of deliberation before finding Sc... Provo • There’s no question that on March 23 of last year, Scott fired his gun three times and killed his wife. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys told a jury he did. Scott himself took the witness stand during his week-long trial and detailed how he “snapped” and shot 45-year-old Teresa Scott. The question before a 4th District jury: Was Tracy Scott under “extreme emotional distress?” The six-man, two-woman jury wrestled with the question for nearly eights of deliberation before finding Sc... 58325234@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:31:14 MDT Utah football: What we’ve learned as Utes’ camp ends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58325818-89/sltrib-utah-com-utes.html.csp We had questions, and we got answers. We know Travis Wilson will be the starting quarterback, and which five linemen will grapple to protect him, and what we can expect from a score of players wearing crimson for the first time. But the more you learn, the less you know. You know? So where does that leave us as Utah’s fall camp comes to a close and Utah embarks on what may be a make-or-break season? Here’s what we learned: — It’s Wilson’s team • Utah will vote for captains Friday night, and at... We had questions, and we got answers. We know Travis Wilson will be the starting quarterback, and which five linemen will grapple to protect him, and what we can expect from a score of players wearing crimson for the first time. But the more you learn, the less you know. You know? So where does that leave us as Utah’s fall camp comes to a close and Utah embarks on what may be a make-or-break season? Here’s what we learned: — It’s Wilson’s team • Utah will vote for captains Friday night, and at... 58325818@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:31:14 MDT Lockhart’s bid to lead Utah schools draws mixed reactions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326552-78/board-lockhart-superintendent-state.html.csp House Speaker Becky Lockhart’s bid to be the state’s next schools chief — rather than taking a run at governor in 2016, as had long been speculated — is inspiring strong reactions from politicians and educators, with some embracing the idea and others worrying about her lack of experience in public education. Lockhart confirmed Friday that she has applied for the job of state superintendent, aiming to replace retiring superintendent Martell Menlove. The state school board will decide whom to ap... House Speaker Becky Lockhart’s bid to be the state’s next schools chief — rather than taking a run at governor in 2016, as had long been speculated — is inspiring strong reactions from politicians and educators, with some embracing the idea and others worrying about her lack of experience in public education. Lockhart confirmed Friday that she has applied for the job of state superintendent, aiming to replace retiring superintendent Martell Menlove. The state school board will decide whom to ap... 58326552@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:25:53 MDT Golf: Ex-Colorado State star Zakhai Brown leads Utah Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58326748-77/brown-par-utah-ariz.html.csp Provo • Zakhai Brown of Arvada, Colo., is thankful that his luck at Riverside Country Club on Friday morning in the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open was much better than on the Provo River on Thursday night. Brown, who might have the most unique first name of any professional golfer this side of Eldrick “Tiger” Woods — more on that later — fired a bogey-free round of 8-under-par 64 when conditions were fairly benign at the par-72 layout with which he is surprisingly familiar. The former Colorado Sta... Provo • Zakhai Brown of Arvada, Colo., is thankful that his luck at Riverside Country Club on Friday morning in the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open was much better than on the Provo River on Thursday night. Brown, who might have the most unique first name of any professional golfer this side of Eldrick “Tiger” Woods — more on that later — fired a bogey-free round of 8-under-par 64 when conditions were fairly benign at the par-72 layout with which he is surprisingly familiar. The former Colorado Sta... 58326748@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:50:02 MDT Almost half of Idaho law school go on leave http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326924-68/law-idaho-students-boise.html.csp Boise, Idaho • Nearly half of the third-year students at a southwestern Idaho law school are taking temporary leave after the university’s request for accreditation was delayed, according to a school spokeswoman. The Idaho Statesman reports in a Thursday story that 20 of the 45 third-year students at Concordia University School of Law in Boise won’t take fall classes. Dozens more are reportedly enrolling in the University of Idaho’s Boise law program for this fall. At least 55 students have paid... Boise, Idaho • Nearly half of the third-year students at a southwestern Idaho law school are taking temporary leave after the university’s request for accreditation was delayed, according to a school spokeswoman. The Idaho Statesman reports in a Thursday story that 20 of the 45 third-year students at Concordia University School of Law in Boise won’t take fall classes. Dozens more are reportedly enrolling in the University of Idaho’s Boise law program for this fall. At least 55 students have paid... 58326924@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:14:01 MDT Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292268-79/says-cottle-autistic-autism.html.csp New York • When Matt Cottle asked his boss to let him work in the supermarket’s bakery, she told him he’d never do anything more than collect grocery carts. After six years of bagging groceries and pushing carts, Cottle wanted more. He had already learned how to do some baking. Cottle is autistic. And today he’s an entrepreneur, the owner of Stuttering King Bakery, turning out batches of cookies, brownies and scones for cafes and businesses and groups that need catering. “I was like, OK, I am de... New York • When Matt Cottle asked his boss to let him work in the supermarket’s bakery, she told him he’d never do anything more than collect grocery carts. After six years of bagging groceries and pushing carts, Cottle wanted more. He had already learned how to do some baking. Cottle is autistic. And today he’s an entrepreneur, the owner of Stuttering King Bakery, turning out batches of cookies, brownies and scones for cafes and businesses and groups that need catering. “I was like, OK, I am de... 58292268@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:38:01 MDT Autistic business owners capitalize on strengths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292269-79/autistic-business-autism-based.html.csp New York • A growing movement to find work for autistic people is helping some start their own businesses. Work requiring an attention to detail and with repetitive tasks is ideal for an autistic person who wants to start a business, says Gregg Ireland, co-founder of Extraordinary Ventures, a Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based organization that creates jobs for the autistic. Ireland’s son Vinnie, who is autistic, has a business doing yard work and landscaping. One in 68 people have some form of a... New York • A growing movement to find work for autistic people is helping some start their own businesses. Work requiring an attention to detail and with repetitive tasks is ideal for an autistic person who wants to start a business, says Gregg Ireland, co-founder of Extraordinary Ventures, a Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based organization that creates jobs for the autistic. Ireland’s son Vinnie, who is autistic, has a business doing yard work and landscaping. One in 68 people have some form of a... 58292269@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:34:01 MDT Riverton reverses decision, OKs plasma-donor center http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58326484-90/attorney-biolife-clinic-council.html.csp The Riverton City Council this week reversed its earlier denial of a request to locate a plasma-donation center near a residential area. The council, acting on the advice of its attorney, approved the site plan for the proposed BioLife Plasma Services clinic at 13503 S. Hamilton Road (3600 West). The approval will settle a lawsuit filed by BioLife’s developer against Riverton. Councilman Paul Wayman represents District 3, where neighbors complained that such a facility does not belong so clos... The Riverton City Council this week reversed its earlier denial of a request to locate a plasma-donation center near a residential area. The council, acting on the advice of its attorney, approved the site plan for the proposed BioLife Plasma Services clinic at 13503 S. Hamilton Road (3600 West). The approval will settle a lawsuit filed by BioLife’s developer against Riverton. Councilman Paul Wayman represents District 3, where neighbors complained that such a facility does not belong so clos... 58326484@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:33:36 MDT Some Utahns with home loans may be eligible for payments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58322707-78/loans-eligible-settlement-utahns.html.csp Utah homeowners who had home loans through Bank of America or Countrywide Financial may be eligible for compensation as part of a settlement announced Thursday by federal agencies. Utahns with loans that were not part of a 2012 settlement and who had federally backed loans may be eligible for balance reductions or new loans for the low-income, said Wade Farraway, an assistant Utah attorney general. For Utahns with loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, “th... Utah homeowners who had home loans through Bank of America or Countrywide Financial may be eligible for compensation as part of a settlement announced Thursday by federal agencies. Utahns with loans that were not part of a 2012 settlement and who had federally backed loans may be eligible for balance reductions or new loans for the low-income, said Wade Farraway, an assistant Utah attorney general. For Utahns with loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, “th... 58322707@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:32:25 MDT Ute players, coaches gain three wins, countless memories on Pac-12 China tour http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58326295-89/krystkowiak-loveridge-players-stars.html.csp Upon arriving in Shanghai, the first thing Jordan Loveridge noticed was the decorative lighting, like he was in a super-sized Las Vegas. And then he saw the people. So many people. Loveridge had heard there were 24 million people in Shanghai, but seeing it is another thing, he said. Motorists — many on scooters — navigated busy streets at high speeds while Loveridge wondered how they could possibly avoid crashing. I guess they develop a talent for it, he thought to himself. They have to. Loveri... Upon arriving in Shanghai, the first thing Jordan Loveridge noticed was the decorative lighting, like he was in a super-sized Las Vegas. And then he saw the people. So many people. Loveridge had heard there were 24 million people in Shanghai, but seeing it is another thing, he said. Motorists — many on scooters — navigated busy streets at high speeds while Loveridge wondered how they could possibly avoid crashing. I guess they develop a talent for it, he thought to himself. They have to. Loveri... 58326295@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:25:05 MDT Op-ed: Protect Jordan River Parkway, Utah’s dancing place http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58310605-82/jordan-river-utah-parkway.html.csp “Take earth for your own large room and the floor of earth carpeted with sunlight and hung round with silver wind for your dancing place” Is there any question where acclaimed Utah poet May Swenson received her inspiration and imagery for her award-winning visionary poems about the universe’s basic beauty and balance of our fragile and miraculous world? If you had to think about the answer, you need to get out and explore our pretty, great state. Utah is blessed with 21 national parks and mon... “Take earth for your own large room and the floor of earth carpeted with sunlight and hung round with silver wind for your dancing place” Is there any question where acclaimed Utah poet May Swenson received her inspiration and imagery for her award-winning visionary poems about the universe’s basic beauty and balance of our fragile and miraculous world? If you had to think about the answer, you need to get out and explore our pretty, great state. Utah is blessed with 21 national parks and mon... 58310605@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:24:02 MDT Op-ed: Export-Import Bank subsidy threatens U.S. airline jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314542-82/bank-lake-salt-delta.html.csp Earlier this year, the Brookings Institution reported that out of the nation’s top 100 metropolitan areas, Salt Lake City had the ninth best economic performance during the recession and recovery. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the number of jobs in Salt Lake City increased by 3.1 percent during that time and home prices dropped 19 percent. In short, the Crossroads of the West fared much better economically in recent years than most metropolitan areas in the United States. One of the chie... Earlier this year, the Brookings Institution reported that out of the nation’s top 100 metropolitan areas, Salt Lake City had the ninth best economic performance during the recession and recovery. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the number of jobs in Salt Lake City increased by 3.1 percent during that time and home prices dropped 19 percent. In short, the Crossroads of the West fared much better economically in recent years than most metropolitan areas in the United States. One of the chie... 58314542@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:23:01 MDT Op-ed: Park City impasse needs resolution before ski season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314437-82/talisker-pcmr-park-vail.html.csp It is astounding that the Talisker/Vail vs. Park City Mountain Resort civil war has gotten this far without township vigilantes arriving at their door with torches burning, demanding an end to this threatened shutdown of PCMR’s upcoming ski season. What’s at stake: If PCMR generates 35 percent of the winter visitor overnights in Summit County, that’s 582,780 overnights. Times $378 average daily expenditure of overnight visitors. Times a conservative 5-times multiplier, which measures how tourism... It is astounding that the Talisker/Vail vs. Park City Mountain Resort civil war has gotten this far without township vigilantes arriving at their door with torches burning, demanding an end to this threatened shutdown of PCMR’s upcoming ski season. What’s at stake: If PCMR generates 35 percent of the winter visitor overnights in Summit County, that’s 582,780 overnights. Times $378 average daily expenditure of overnight visitors. Times a conservative 5-times multiplier, which measures how tourism... 58314437@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:22:02 MDT Op-ed: Board of Pardons and Parole needs support, attention and reform http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319009-82/board-parole-utah-justice.html.csp The Tribune recently reported on Utah’s “Justice Reinvestment” effort, undertaken with support from the Pew Public Safety Performance Project. These reports mention reforms that, if adopted, could reduce Utah’s prison population: tweaking sentencing guidelines, improving community supervision practices, and ensuring that “evidence-based practices” are used by judges, agents and counselors. The reporting includes little mention of Utah’s Board of Pardons and Parole. Most Utahns have no idea what... The Tribune recently reported on Utah’s “Justice Reinvestment” effort, undertaken with support from the Pew Public Safety Performance Project. These reports mention reforms that, if adopted, could reduce Utah’s prison population: tweaking sentencing guidelines, improving community supervision practices, and ensuring that “evidence-based practices” are used by judges, agents and counselors. The reporting includes little mention of Utah’s Board of Pardons and Parole. Most Utahns have no idea what... 58319009@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:22:02 MDT Ben Fulton: Ferguson is our future, written in the past http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58323115-82/louis-black-ferguson-fulton.html.csp Clayton, Mo. • The St. Louis area has become embroiled in questions since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. But newcomers and natives alike know the city has always been built on questions. Two come immediately to mind, even for newcomers such as myself. “Are you from St. Louis?” is first. If not, the conversation quickly turns to your hometown, and why you moved. Believe everything you hear about Midwestern hospitality. If friendliness is measu... Clayton, Mo. • The St. Louis area has become embroiled in questions since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. But newcomers and natives alike know the city has always been built on questions. Two come immediately to mind, even for newcomers such as myself. “Are you from St. Louis?” is first. If not, the conversation quickly turns to your hometown, and why you moved. Believe everything you hear about Midwestern hospitality. If friendliness is measu... 58323115@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:21:02 MDT Jim Dabakis: By compromise or executive order, Greater Canyonlands needs protection http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309632-82/canyonlands-greater-utah-national.html.csp Edward Abbey called Utah’s Canyonlands area “the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth — there is nothing else like it anywhere.” He was right. Two hundred and ninety million years in the making, this pristine land is the soul of America. Its solace and tranquility refresh those who come to its well. At 1.4 million acres, Greater Canyonlands (including Canyonlands National Park’s 337,598 acres) is the largest roadless property in America outside of Alaska. It is a unique ecosystem unlik... Edward Abbey called Utah’s Canyonlands area “the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth — there is nothing else like it anywhere.” He was right. Two hundred and ninety million years in the making, this pristine land is the soul of America. Its solace and tranquility refresh those who come to its well. At 1.4 million acres, Greater Canyonlands (including Canyonlands National Park’s 337,598 acres) is the largest roadless property in America outside of Alaska. It is a unique ecosystem unlik... 58309632@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:21:01 MDT Court decision delayed on Marine’s Iraq vanishing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58326758-90/hassoun-military-lebanon-2004.html.csp Camp LeJeune N.C. • A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there. The Marine officer presiding over the hearing for Cpl. Wassef Hassoun adjourned the proceeding for at least a week to allow defense attorneys to translate Lebanese documents they say support his case. The hearing officer, Lt. Col. Scott W. Martin, will eventually recommend whether Hassoun, who lived in Wes... Camp LeJeune N.C. • A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there. The Marine officer presiding over the hearing for Cpl. Wassef Hassoun adjourned the proceeding for at least a week to allow defense attorneys to translate Lebanese documents they say support his case. The hearing officer, Lt. Col. Scott W. Martin, will eventually recommend whether Hassoun, who lived in Wes... 58326758@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:15:26 MDT Tech Tips: Considerations when phone contracts end http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58293843-79/story.csp BC-US-TEC--Digital Life-Tech Tips-Phone Plans,1025 Tech Tips: Considerations when phone contracts end AP Photo NYBZ169, NYBZ170 (Eds: With AP Photos.) By ANICK JESDANUN AP Technology Writer MALVERN, Iowa • As my two-year contract with Verizon came to an end last month, I had to resist the company’s various promotions and discounts. In accepting the offers, I’d have to give up Verizon’s unlimited data plan, which lets me use the phone’s cellular data connection as much as I want without overage f... BC-US-TEC--Digital Life-Tech Tips-Phone Plans,1025 Tech Tips: Considerations when phone contracts end AP Photo NYBZ169, NYBZ170 (Eds: With AP Photos.) By ANICK JESDANUN AP Technology Writer MALVERN, Iowa • As my two-year contract with Verizon came to an end last month, I had to resist the company’s various promotions and discounts. In accepting the offers, I’d have to give up Verizon’s unlimited data plan, which lets me use the phone’s cellular data connection as much as I want without overage f... 58293843@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:12:02 MDT U.S. retailers are warned about hacking software http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326798-79/software-hackers-retailers-backoff.html.csp Washington • More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software known as “Backoff,” discovered last October. It previously explained in detail how the software operates and how retailers could find and remove it. Earlier this month, United Parce... Washington • More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software known as “Backoff,” discovered last October. It previously explained in detail how the software operates and how retailers could find and remove it. Earlier this month, United Parce... 58326798@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:11:02 MDT Goldman to pay $1.2B for role in housing collapse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326789-79/securities-goldman-billion-fannie.html.csp Washington • Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the settlement Friday with the Wall Street powerhouse. New York-based Goldman Sachs sold the securities to the companies between 2005 and 2007. Under the settlement, Goldman i... Washington • Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the settlement Friday with the Wall Street powerhouse. New York-based Goldman Sachs sold the securities to the companies between 2005 and 2007. Under the settlement, Goldman i... 58326789@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:07:02 MDT Women left off CEO track despite high-ranking jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326778-79/women-job-jobs-ceo.html.csp Southfield, Mich. • Mary Barra made corporate history seven months ago when she became the first female chief executive officer of a major global carmaker. Yet for all the gains made by women in the highest levels of U.S. companies, most are still in the wrong jobs if they want to follow Barra’s career path. That’s because unlike Barra, who’d been in charge of General Motors’ product development for two years before her appointment, a majority of top-ranked women in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Ind... Southfield, Mich. • Mary Barra made corporate history seven months ago when she became the first female chief executive officer of a major global carmaker. Yet for all the gains made by women in the highest levels of U.S. companies, most are still in the wrong jobs if they want to follow Barra’s career path. That’s because unlike Barra, who’d been in charge of General Motors’ product development for two years before her appointment, a majority of top-ranked women in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Ind... 58326778@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:04:01 MDT Home flipping wanes as buyers find fewer bargains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326767-79/percent-earlier-price-property.html.csp Home flipping, in which a buyer resells a property quickly for a profit, is on the decline as U.S. residential price gains slow and foreclosures dwindle. Almost 31,000 single-family houses were flipped in the second quarter, representing 4.6 percent of U.S. home sales, RealtyTrac said in a report Friday. That’s down from 6.2 percent a year earlier and the smallest share since the first three months of 2012, when prices bottomed after the crash, according to the Irvine, Calif.-based data company,... Home flipping, in which a buyer resells a property quickly for a profit, is on the decline as U.S. residential price gains slow and foreclosures dwindle. Almost 31,000 single-family houses were flipped in the second quarter, representing 4.6 percent of U.S. home sales, RealtyTrac said in a report Friday. That’s down from 6.2 percent a year earlier and the smallest share since the first three months of 2012, when prices bottomed after the crash, according to the Irvine, Calif.-based data company,... 58326767@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:57:02 MDT A Brazil World Cup bonanza — for other countries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326762-79/bank-brazil-billion-cup.html.csp Sao Paulo • Brazil’s Central Bank says spending by foreign tourists shot up 60 percent during the two months overlapped by its hosting of the World Cup, reaching nearly $1.59 billion. But the bank’s Friday report says Brazilians themselves spent even more abroad — $4.4 billion during June and July. The bank says tourists in Brazil spent $797 million in June and $789 million in July. Bank economic department chief Tulio Maciel he expects tourists will spend $100 million in August. The $2.41 billi... Sao Paulo • Brazil’s Central Bank says spending by foreign tourists shot up 60 percent during the two months overlapped by its hosting of the World Cup, reaching nearly $1.59 billion. But the bank’s Friday report says Brazilians themselves spent even more abroad — $4.4 billion during June and July. The bank says tourists in Brazil spent $797 million in June and $789 million in July. Bank economic department chief Tulio Maciel he expects tourists will spend $100 million in August. The $2.41 billi... 58326762@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:53:01 MDT Governors: Deal imminent in supermarket feud http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326751-79/company-demoulas-employees-governors.html.csp Boston • The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they’re optimistic the long-running dispute that has hobbled a New England supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell the company to its ousted CEO. In a joint statement issued late Friday, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan said they expect the company will restore Arthur T. Demoulas to “operating authority” on an interim basis, pending com... Boston • The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they’re optimistic the long-running dispute that has hobbled a New England supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell the company to its ousted CEO. In a joint statement issued late Friday, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan said they expect the company will restore Arthur T. Demoulas to “operating authority” on an interim basis, pending com... 58326751@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:48:01 MDT Letter: Time to rise against Kaysville council http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309949-82/council-kaysville-citizens-increase.html.csp It came as no surprise that Kaysville City Council voted to approve the 99.6 percent property tax increase over the strenuous objections of the citizens. Kaysville citizens have filled council chambers on three separate occasions to voice their objections. In a sort of twisted logic, the council stated that though 75 percent were opposed to the increase, they were actually in the minority because the majority of the citizens at a council meeting in December voiced their approval of the police st... It came as no surprise that Kaysville City Council voted to approve the 99.6 percent property tax increase over the strenuous objections of the citizens. Kaysville citizens have filled council chambers on three separate occasions to voice their objections. In a sort of twisted logic, the council stated that though 75 percent were opposed to the increase, they were actually in the minority because the majority of the citizens at a council meeting in December voiced their approval of the police st... 58309949@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:01 MDT Letter: A letter for a happy Monday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319219-82/monday-letter-letters-happy.html.csp I just read Charlee Kone’s letter (“Where was the Forum?” Tribune, August 20) and the editor’s note that followed explaining that Monday’s letters to the editor are prepared on the previous Friday and that the Tribune was plum out of publishable letters for last Monday’s edition. I can believe it. For one, I know I don’t write as often as I used to, and two, I think the quality of some of my letters has fallen below the publishability standards, and so other contributors might be experiencing th... I just read Charlee Kone’s letter (“Where was the Forum?” Tribune, August 20) and the editor’s note that followed explaining that Monday’s letters to the editor are prepared on the previous Friday and that the Tribune was plum out of publishable letters for last Monday’s edition. I can believe it. For one, I know I don’t write as often as I used to, and two, I think the quality of some of my letters has fallen below the publishability standards, and so other contributors might be experiencing th... 58319219@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:01 MDT Letter: No depleted uranium in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58322254-82/utah-waste-depleted-energy.html.csp The citizens of Utah have fended off attempts by the likes of Energy Solutions to store radioactive waste in Utah several times. Now, they want to bring 800,000 tons of depleted uranium to Utah for burial. Our Legislature banned radioactive waste that would have posed a hazard for several hundred years. This latest material becomes deadlier each year for up to 2 million years. But a study says the waste is safe. Who paid for the study? Energy Solutions. In a few weeks the state of Utah will anno... The citizens of Utah have fended off attempts by the likes of Energy Solutions to store radioactive waste in Utah several times. Now, they want to bring 800,000 tons of depleted uranium to Utah for burial. Our Legislature banned radioactive waste that would have posed a hazard for several hundred years. This latest material becomes deadlier each year for up to 2 million years. But a study says the waste is safe. Who paid for the study? Energy Solutions. In a few weeks the state of Utah will anno... 58322254@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:01 MDT Letter: I can’t even read the ‘news’ you print http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58326588-82/news-tribune-driveway-god.html.csp My Salt Lake Tribune carrier is great. My paper is never wet, easy to spot in the driveway and arrives early in the dark a.m. before I leave for work. Thus I was dismayed when a Deseret News showed up in my driveway last week. (My husband said it was replaced within an hour). During my lunch break I tried to endure the filtered news, wincing at headlines and breezing past the two publishable (?) letters to the editor while missing my favorite Wednesday food section and Stuart Melling’s delicious... My Salt Lake Tribune carrier is great. My paper is never wet, easy to spot in the driveway and arrives early in the dark a.m. before I leave for work. Thus I was dismayed when a Deseret News showed up in my driveway last week. (My husband said it was replaced within an hour). During my lunch break I tried to endure the filtered news, wincing at headlines and breezing past the two publishable (?) letters to the editor while missing my favorite Wednesday food section and Stuart Melling’s delicious... 58326588@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:01 MDT Letter: Police officers, recruited from the human race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58326629-82/police-officers-human-race.html.csp The controversy regarding the shooting in Missouri doesn’t discount the fact that, reminiscent of what happened in Florida, a man with a gun got involved in a situation that escalated to a point where he felt threatened and believed he had no recourse but to shoot and kill a young, unarmed teenager. This time, the shooter was a peace officer. Whether this case results in a murder charge or a finding of self-defense, the reality is that a young man is dead. Worse, initial police response to publi... The controversy regarding the shooting in Missouri doesn’t discount the fact that, reminiscent of what happened in Florida, a man with a gun got involved in a situation that escalated to a point where he felt threatened and believed he had no recourse but to shoot and kill a young, unarmed teenager. This time, the shooter was a peace officer. Whether this case results in a murder charge or a finding of self-defense, the reality is that a young man is dead. Worse, initial police response to publi... 58326629@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:01 MDT Letter: What plans for Utah air pollution? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58326648-82/mexico-mission-plans-trade.html.csp Gov. Gary Herbert boasted a successful trade mission to Mexico in April, which included a clean air highlight. Once touted as one of the most polluted cities in the world, Mexico City has cut its pollution in half in the face of a growing population. Our inversion season is right around the corner. (Remember it came early last year.) I’m still waiting to hear what our governor learned and what changes he plans to implement. Having a family member who has yet to recover from a neurological event ... Gov. Gary Herbert boasted a successful trade mission to Mexico in April, which included a clean air highlight. Once touted as one of the most polluted cities in the world, Mexico City has cut its pollution in half in the face of a growing population. Our inversion season is right around the corner. (Remember it came early last year.) I’m still waiting to hear what our governor learned and what changes he plans to implement. Having a family member who has yet to recover from a neurological event ... 58326648@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:01 MDT Why the Emmy Awards don’t play well on TV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58318632-223/win-comedy-hbo-awards.html.csp Do you care who wins the outstanding writing for a miniseries, movie or a dramatic special at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday? If you do, chances are you’re related to one of the nominees. That’s one of many categories few probably care about — one of 26 categories stuffed into a three-hour telecast. When you figure in all the commercials and promos, that’s one award every 4 minutes and 50 seconds. When you factor in host Seth Meyers’ opening monologue, the taped bits, the attemp... Do you care who wins the outstanding writing for a miniseries, movie or a dramatic special at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday? If you do, chances are you’re related to one of the nominees. That’s one of many categories few probably care about — one of 26 categories stuffed into a three-hour telecast. When you figure in all the commercials and promos, that’s one award every 4 minutes and 50 seconds. When you factor in host Seth Meyers’ opening monologue, the taped bits, the attemp... 58318632@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:37:14 MDT Sen. Bramble becomes president-elect of national group http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58326038-90/acaprimer-award-becomes-bramble.html.csp Utah Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, was elevated Friday to president-elect of the National Conference of State Legislatures, setting him up to become the president next year. NCSL is a bipartisan organization that acts as a policy clearinghouse and research center, sharing information with 7,383 state lawmakers nationwide and their 20,000 staff members. Bramble served as vice president of the organization during the past year. He now succeeds Debbie Smith, a Democrat from Nevada, who becomes the gr... Utah Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, was elevated Friday to president-elect of the National Conference of State Legislatures, setting him up to become the president next year. NCSL is a bipartisan organization that acts as a policy clearinghouse and research center, sharing information with 7,383 state lawmakers nationwide and their 20,000 staff members. Bramble served as vice president of the organization during the past year. He now succeeds Debbie Smith, a Democrat from Nevada, who becomes the gr... 58326038@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:28:59 MDT Source: Wolves get Young as part of Kevin Love trade http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58325279-77/love-wolves-timberwolves-cavaliers.html.csp Minneapolis • The Minnesota Timberwolves secured the final piece they wanted in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as part of the deal that will send Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made. The Wolves agreed weeks ago to send Love to Cleveland, where he will team up with LeBro... Minneapolis • The Minnesota Timberwolves secured the final piece they wanted in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as part of the deal that will send Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made. The Wolves agreed weeks ago to send Love to Cleveland, where he will team up with LeBro... 58325279@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:28:31 MDT NFL: Offseason academies keep players in shape http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58325301-77/players-offseason-nfl-trying.html.csp Kansas City, Mo. • This past offseason, Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson could have made like a couple of college kids on spring break, sleeping until noon then hitting the beach. They instead rose with the sun and worked until they dropped. You see, Allen and Stephenson joined a growing number of players taking part in offseason camps and academies, often organized and run by former NFL players. The lure is simple: The rare opportunity for guys with gumption to get ahea... Kansas City, Mo. • This past offseason, Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson could have made like a couple of college kids on spring break, sleeping until noon then hitting the beach. They instead rose with the sun and worked until they dropped. You see, Allen and Stephenson joined a growing number of players taking part in offseason camps and academies, often organized and run by former NFL players. The lure is simple: The rare opportunity for guys with gumption to get ahea... 58325301@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:28:31 MDT MLB: Angels’ Richards out for season with knee injury http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58325330-77/richards-angels-season-boston.html.csp Boston • The Los Angeles Angels are going to be without Garrett Richards for a playoff run. One of the AL West leader’s top starters sustained a serious knee injury, tearing his left patellar tendon Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox. Richards was 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA this season. It’s a serious blow to the Angels, who also lost starter Tyler Skaggs to Tommy John surgery earlier this year. “You’re going to be thinking of Garrett once every fifth day when he was out there,” manager Mike Sciosci... Boston • The Los Angeles Angels are going to be without Garrett Richards for a playoff run. One of the AL West leader’s top starters sustained a serious knee injury, tearing his left patellar tendon Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox. Richards was 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA this season. It’s a serious blow to the Angels, who also lost starter Tyler Skaggs to Tommy John surgery earlier this year. “You’re going to be thinking of Garrett once every fifth day when he was out there,” manager Mike Sciosci... 58325330@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:28:31 MDT NFL: Johnny Manziel fined $12,000 for one-finger salute http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58325514-77/manziel-config-data-finger.html.csp Cleveland • Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger. The NFL fined the Browns rookie quarterback $12,000 on Friday for flipping his middle finger at Washington’s sideline, a person familiar with the penalty told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the ruling has not been made public. Manziel said he was reacting to incessant taunting by the Redskins during Monday night’s nationally televised game when he made the gesture while running back to Cleveland’... Cleveland • Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger. The NFL fined the Browns rookie quarterback $12,000 on Friday for flipping his middle finger at Washington’s sideline, a person familiar with the penalty told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the ruling has not been made public. Manziel said he was reacting to incessant taunting by the Redskins during Monday night’s nationally televised game when he made the gesture while running back to Cleveland’... 58325514@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:28:31 MDT BYU football: Cougars turn their attention to UConn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58326268-88/cougars-byu-uconn-hill.html.csp Provo • Preseason training camp is over, and the BYU Cougars’ focus has turned completely toward UConn and next Friday’s opener at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. But that doesn’t mean the Cougars are ready to show their hand. Coaches said after Friday’s early-morning practice — the second straight 6:30 a.m. start to a workout — that some position battles are still going on and they won’t be releasing a depth chart until Monday. “We will see what happens,” said defensive coordinator Nic... Provo • Preseason training camp is over, and the BYU Cougars’ focus has turned completely toward UConn and next Friday’s opener at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. But that doesn’t mean the Cougars are ready to show their hand. Coaches said after Friday’s early-morning practice — the second straight 6:30 a.m. start to a workout — that some position battles are still going on and they won’t be releasing a depth chart until Monday. “We will see what happens,” said defensive coordinator Nic... 58326268@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:28:31 MDT USU football: Aggies’ linebackers have talent, chemistry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58326555-77/aggies-defense-team-lorig.html.csp Logan •Joe Lorig, Utah State’s new linebackers coach, said he did his research on the Aggies before making the decision to leave Arizona State and join Matt Wells’ staff in Logan. “I knew I was stepping into a good situation,” he said. The Aggies haven’t let him down. The linebacking unit is expected to be the strength of the Aggies’ defense this year, with returning starters Kyler Fackrell, Nick Vigil and Zach Vigil leading the way. The Aggies won’t have Alex Huerta with them this year due to ... Logan •Joe Lorig, Utah State’s new linebackers coach, said he did his research on the Aggies before making the decision to leave Arizona State and join Matt Wells’ staff in Logan. “I knew I was stepping into a good situation,” he said. The Aggies haven’t let him down. The linebacking unit is expected to be the strength of the Aggies’ defense this year, with returning starters Kyler Fackrell, Nick Vigil and Zach Vigil leading the way. The Aggies won’t have Alex Huerta with them this year due to ... 58326555@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:18:02 MDT Idaho agriculture unharmed by Russian embargo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326613-79/idaho-russia-agriculture-dairy.html.csp Twin Falls, Idaho • A state agricultural official says Idaho’s $17 million in annual agriculture exports to Russia are not likely to be affected by the country’s recent ban on U.S. food. Laura Johnson, the market bureau chief for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, told The Times-News that 90 percent of what Idaho sends to Russia is live dairy cattle, which are exempt from the embargo. Earlier this month, Russia suspended food imports from the United States, Canada, the 28-nation European... Twin Falls, Idaho • A state agricultural official says Idaho’s $17 million in annual agriculture exports to Russia are not likely to be affected by the country’s recent ban on U.S. food. Laura Johnson, the market bureau chief for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, told The Times-News that 90 percent of what Idaho sends to Russia is live dairy cattle, which are exempt from the embargo. Earlier this month, Russia suspended food imports from the United States, Canada, the 28-nation European... 58326613@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:11:01 MDT Investigation continues into Idaho couple’s deaths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326660-68/amp-falls-twin-idaho.html.csp Twin Falls, Idaho • A southern Idaho prosecutor says he’s still waiting for final autopsy results to determine how two Twin Falls residents died three weeks ago. The Times-News reports Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs said Thursday that he doesn’t yet know if charges will be filed in connection with the deaths. Fifty-eight-year-old Ronda Morgan and 57-year-old Dwight Mein were found dead July 29 when a mail carrier became suspicious and looked in the front door, spotting one of the bodie... Twin Falls, Idaho • A southern Idaho prosecutor says he’s still waiting for final autopsy results to determine how two Twin Falls residents died three weeks ago. The Times-News reports Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs said Thursday that he doesn’t yet know if charges will be filed in connection with the deaths. Fifty-eight-year-old Ronda Morgan and 57-year-old Dwight Mein were found dead July 29 when a mail carrier became suspicious and looked in the front door, spotting one of the bodie... 58326660@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:10:02 MDT Brookside man sentenced in crash that killed teen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326428-78/bike-dirt-killed-atv.html.csp A 27-year-old Washington County man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail on a misdemeanor stemming from an ATV-dirt bike crash that killed a teenager. Mackay Thomas Stephens, of Brookside, who originally was charged with a third-degree felony count of automobile homicide while driving under the influence, pleaded guilty to a DUI-related class A misdemeanor as part of a plea bargain. The sentence was imposed Thursday by 5th District Judge Eric Ludlow in St. George. According to the Utah Highway... A 27-year-old Washington County man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail on a misdemeanor stemming from an ATV-dirt bike crash that killed a teenager. Mackay Thomas Stephens, of Brookside, who originally was charged with a third-degree felony count of automobile homicide while driving under the influence, pleaded guilty to a DUI-related class A misdemeanor as part of a plea bargain. The sentence was imposed Thursday by 5th District Judge Eric Ludlow in St. George. According to the Utah Highway... 58326428@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:56:12 MDT New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326553-68/religious-birth-control-administration.html.csp Washington • Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception. Even so, the accommodations may not fully satisfy religious groups who oppose any system that makes them complicit in providing coverage they believe is immoral. Effective immediately, the U.S. will start... Washington • Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception. Even so, the accommodations may not fully satisfy religious groups who oppose any system that makes them complicit in providing coverage they believe is immoral. Effective immediately, the U.S. will start... 58326553@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:56:12 MDT Utah man found guilty of killing acquaintance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58325332-78/saenz-olsen-uintah-according.html.csp Following a week-long trial, a Uintah County man was convicted by a jury Friday of murdering an acquaintance last year. Jesse Anthony Saenz, 24, was charged in 8th District Court with murder, a first-degree felony, for the April 2013 shooting death of 22-year-old Elvis Zachary Olsen. Saenz also was charged with theft and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, both second-degree felonies. An 8th District Court jury deliberated for less than three hours before finding Saenz gui... Following a week-long trial, a Uintah County man was convicted by a jury Friday of murdering an acquaintance last year. Jesse Anthony Saenz, 24, was charged in 8th District Court with murder, a first-degree felony, for the April 2013 shooting death of 22-year-old Elvis Zachary Olsen. Saenz also was charged with theft and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, both second-degree felonies. An 8th District Court jury deliberated for less than three hours before finding Saenz gui... 58325332@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:50:32 MDT Bagley Cartoon: Back To School Angst http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58326577-82/bagley-cartoon-facebook-lake.html.csp This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. 58326577@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:47:34 MDT George Pyle: Utah cops conduct a sadly honest drug bust http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58322356-82/drug-street-heroin-lake.html.csp “You ask any D.E.A. man, he’ll say, ‘There’s nothin’ we can do’ ...” — Glenn Frey, “Smuggler’s Blues” Google and YouTube have both failed me, so we’ll be relying here on my rapidly fragmenting memory. But I have a pretty clear image of a scene from the gritty 1980s cop show “Hill Street Blues,” where some high city poobahs were striding through the dark halls of Frank Furillo’s rustbelt police station, on their way to bask in the glory of a big drug bust. As they walked, the big wigs were tr... “You ask any D.E.A. man, he’ll say, ‘There’s nothin’ we can do’ ...” — Glenn Frey, “Smuggler’s Blues” Google and YouTube have both failed me, so we’ll be relying here on my rapidly fragmenting memory. But I have a pretty clear image of a scene from the gritty 1980s cop show “Hill Street Blues,” where some high city poobahs were striding through the dark halls of Frank Furillo’s rustbelt police station, on their way to bask in the glory of a big drug bust. As they walked, the big wigs were tr... 58322356@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:44:02 MDT Editorial: Sen. Lee right about convention, wrong about rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58325820-82/lee-congress-federal-rules.html.csp Sen. Mike Lee, whose fingerprints are all over the disgraceful government shutdown, knows better than most how little Congress is able to accomplish. Now he wants to make sure that other parts of the federal government are just as big a waste as the legislative branch is. On the bright side, meanwhile, Utah’s junior senator made it clear at his own anti-regulation powwow in Salt Lake City Thursday that he is not a total tea party lemming. He opposes, correctly, the idea that the states should c... Sen. Mike Lee, whose fingerprints are all over the disgraceful government shutdown, knows better than most how little Congress is able to accomplish. Now he wants to make sure that other parts of the federal government are just as big a waste as the legislative branch is. On the bright side, meanwhile, Utah’s junior senator made it clear at his own anti-regulation powwow in Salt Lake City Thursday that he is not a total tea party lemming. He opposes, correctly, the idea that the states should c... 58325820@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:44:02 MDT Mitt Romney accepts Ice Bucket Challenge from Utahn with ALS http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58325275-90/romney-bucket-ice-als.html.csp A Salt Lake City resident who hasn’t let Lou Gehrig’s disease stop him from accomplishing his life’s goals inspired former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to take the Ice Bucket Challenge. Romney posted the video on his Facebook page early Friday. It shows him standing on the rooftop of a Chicago building, wearing a dark blue suit with a red tie and his always-present American Flag pin. He thanked Utahn Creighton Rider for challenging him, along with Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman... A Salt Lake City resident who hasn’t let Lou Gehrig’s disease stop him from accomplishing his life’s goals inspired former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to take the Ice Bucket Challenge. Romney posted the video on his Facebook page early Friday. It shows him standing on the rooftop of a Chicago building, wearing a dark blue suit with a red tie and his always-present American Flag pin. He thanked Utahn Creighton Rider for challenging him, along with Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman... 58325275@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:26:06 MDT Jazz fans answer Karl Malone’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58323346-78/challenge-jazz-ice-als.html.csp Former Utah Jazz legend Karl Malone threw down an ice bucket challenge to fans via social media on Wednesday. On Thursday, they took up the challenge and had buckets of ice water thrown over their shivering selves at EnergySolutions Arena. Jazz executives Jim Olson and Don Stirling were among those who accepted the challenge. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge trend has been raising awareness of and funds for ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Former Utah Jazz legend Karl Malone threw down an ice bucket challenge to fans via social media on Wednesday. On Thursday, they took up the challenge and had buckets of ice water thrown over their shivering selves at EnergySolutions Arena. Jazz executives Jim Olson and Don Stirling were among those who accepted the challenge. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge trend has been raising awareness of and funds for ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. 58323346@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:25:12 MDT Letter: Upright and uptight Americans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319184-82/upright-uptight-aclu-american.html.csp Re “ACLU opposes more time for appeal,” Tribune, Aug. 20. It’s baffling! Why do so many upright, uptight American citizens spend so much time and public money obsessing over what other American citizens are doing in the privacy of their own homes? Carol Ogden Salt Lake City Re “ACLU opposes more time for appeal,” Tribune, Aug. 20. It’s baffling! Why do so many upright, uptight American citizens spend so much time and public money obsessing over what other American citizens are doing in the privacy of their own homes? Carol Ogden Salt Lake City 58319184@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:20:02 MDT Letter: Treat all cyclists as self-absorbed children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319257-82/absorbed-cyclists-self-treat.html.csp To the L3 Employee who blew out of the parking lot recently with no regard for the fact that my car would have to brake or swerve to avoid you. You should know that your life was saved because, years ago, I decided that it would be wise to treat all cyclists I see on the road as self-absorbed children with a heightened sense of entitlement and a diminished capacity to understand their own mortality. My decision was not only shown to be prudent when I slowed to account for your lack of yielding t... To the L3 Employee who blew out of the parking lot recently with no regard for the fact that my car would have to brake or swerve to avoid you. You should know that your life was saved because, years ago, I decided that it would be wise to treat all cyclists I see on the road as self-absorbed children with a heightened sense of entitlement and a diminished capacity to understand their own mortality. My decision was not only shown to be prudent when I slowed to account for your lack of yielding t... 58319257@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:20:02 MDT Letter: Education overcomes prejudice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58322202-82/education-color-early-prejudice.html.csp In his column published in the Aug. 21 Tribune, Leonard Pitts stressed education as the chief combatant in our battle against prejudice. I am a firm believer in this approach. In the early ’80s, when my two children started school, I moved them from an all-white neighborhood to attend Washington Elementary on Salt Lake’s west side. They both began kindergarten with a teacher from South America and began to learn Spanish as a second language at that early age. They played with kids of all nation... In his column published in the Aug. 21 Tribune, Leonard Pitts stressed education as the chief combatant in our battle against prejudice. I am a firm believer in this approach. In the early ’80s, when my two children started school, I moved them from an all-white neighborhood to attend Washington Elementary on Salt Lake’s west side. They both began kindergarten with a teacher from South America and began to learn Spanish as a second language at that early age. They played with kids of all nation... 58322202@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:20:02 MDT Letter: Republicans share blame for ‘swollen’ government http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58323002-82/government-cupcake-consequences-real.html.csp George Will’s column, “Cupcake regulations have real world consequences,” of August 21, had some very good points concerning our “swollen” government, our dysfunctional immigration policies, resistance to taxation, etc. But, I think Mr. Will was just a tad disingenuous when citing only two dimwitted leaders: Harry Reid and Joe Biden, and not naming any Republican dimwits! Please, both parties are at fault. And, in my estimation, the Republican House holds that cake! And, by the way, some bake sa... George Will’s column, “Cupcake regulations have real world consequences,” of August 21, had some very good points concerning our “swollen” government, our dysfunctional immigration policies, resistance to taxation, etc. But, I think Mr. Will was just a tad disingenuous when citing only two dimwitted leaders: Harry Reid and Joe Biden, and not naming any Republican dimwits! Please, both parties are at fault. And, in my estimation, the Republican House holds that cake! And, by the way, some bake sa... 58323002@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:20:02 MDT Letter: Protests don’t work, voting does http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313349-82/vote-communities-complain-constitution.html.csp In recent weeks we have seen demonstrations in the streets of Ferguson, Mo., over the death of Michael Brown, who was gunned down by a police officer for apparently doing nothing more than walking in the street. I empathize with his parents and the loss of their son. But for the community in general to protest really serves no purpose, other than bring attention to the inequality we as a nation face. If they really wanted to make a statement, they would all register to vote, and do their civic d... In recent weeks we have seen demonstrations in the streets of Ferguson, Mo., over the death of Michael Brown, who was gunned down by a police officer for apparently doing nothing more than walking in the street. I empathize with his parents and the loss of their son. But for the community in general to protest really serves no purpose, other than bring attention to the inequality we as a nation face. If they really wanted to make a statement, they would all register to vote, and do their civic d... 58313349@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:20:01 MDT The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58318770-82/sltrib-com-marriage-gay.html.csp “Public opinion is irrelevant when we are talking about civil rights.” — Raffle commenting on the August 18 sltrib.com article, “Utah poll: Most oppose gay marriage, think Supreme Court will legalize it” “There are guarantees in life. Boy Scouts getting lost and people dying on ATVs. Every summer.” — Newtah commenting on the August 20 sltrib.com article, “Scouts make it out of Utah hills on own, after major rescue effort launched” “It is sad ... that the level of police misconduct in... “Public opinion is irrelevant when we are talking about civil rights.” — Raffle commenting on the August 18 sltrib.com article, “Utah poll: Most oppose gay marriage, think Supreme Court will legalize it” “There are guarantees in life. Boy Scouts getting lost and people dying on ATVs. Every summer.” — Newtah commenting on the August 20 sltrib.com article, “Scouts make it out of Utah hills on own, after major rescue effort launched” “It is sad ... that the level of police misconduct in... 58318770@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:20:01 MDT Utah SWAT negotiating with man barricaded in house http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58326498-78/swat-hoyal-police-custody.html.csp A man who barricaded himself in a Magna home is now in custody after a stand-off with SWAT team members Friday afternoon. The 30-year-old man has eight outstanding arrest warrants for misdemeanors and felonies stemming from drug and weapons possessions, obstructing justice and resisting arrest, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. A police officer tried to arrest the man about 2:30 p.m. at his home at 2778 S. Cyprus Grove Circle; but the man raced into his house, leaving his 8-year-old son in... A man who barricaded himself in a Magna home is now in custody after a stand-off with SWAT team members Friday afternoon. The 30-year-old man has eight outstanding arrest warrants for misdemeanors and felonies stemming from drug and weapons possessions, obstructing justice and resisting arrest, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. A police officer tried to arrest the man about 2:30 p.m. at his home at 2778 S. Cyprus Grove Circle; but the man raced into his house, leaving his 8-year-old son in... 58326498@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:19:21 MDT Letter: The mentally ill deserve a chance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313031-82/issues-treatment-chance-medical.html.csp As a registered nurse who works at a nonprofit substance abuse treatment center who employs integrative care, I agree with Mary Jo McMillen and Jamie Justice recommendations in “Get the nonviolent mentally ill out of our prisons” (Tribune, Aug. 16). Clients are often admitted from jail or prison, where they have been thrown on medications as “treatment” for mental health and substance use issues. After a few months of individual, family, group and vocational therapy combined with treating medic... As a registered nurse who works at a nonprofit substance abuse treatment center who employs integrative care, I agree with Mary Jo McMillen and Jamie Justice recommendations in “Get the nonviolent mentally ill out of our prisons” (Tribune, Aug. 16). Clients are often admitted from jail or prison, where they have been thrown on medications as “treatment” for mental health and substance use issues. After a few months of individual, family, group and vocational therapy combined with treating medic... 58313031@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Letter: Education is more than just a school http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313300-82/education-disparity-control-poverty.html.csp There is the huge chasm in economic circumstances between the rich and the poor and this disparity continues to grow as the rich increasingly control the resources of the world. This disparity fuels discontent and frustration within the middle and poorer strata of the population as they continue to lose control of their own futures. This is mainly related to another disparity, which is the availability of education. Education is not just a matter of having a building called a school and a pers... There is the huge chasm in economic circumstances between the rich and the poor and this disparity continues to grow as the rich increasingly control the resources of the world. This disparity fuels discontent and frustration within the middle and poorer strata of the population as they continue to lose control of their own futures. This is mainly related to another disparity, which is the availability of education. Education is not just a matter of having a building called a school and a pers... 58313300@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Letter: Reimburse taxpayers for solar credits? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313402-82/solar-andrea-article-brunelle.html.csp In Andrea Brunelle’s article in the opinion section of the Salt Lake Tribune (“Just pay the fee and go solar,” Aug. 10) she claims she will save $18,000 with her solar investment. Should she not reimburse the taxpayers, who furnished 48 percent of her investment? Dee Wilson Salt Lake City In Andrea Brunelle’s article in the opinion section of the Salt Lake Tribune (“Just pay the fee and go solar,” Aug. 10) she claims she will save $18,000 with her solar investment. Should she not reimburse the taxpayers, who furnished 48 percent of her investment? Dee Wilson Salt Lake City 58313402@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Letter: Stop sexual violence on campus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319209-82/campus-sexual-violence-students.html.csp Whether you are a student, a parent, a college faculty or staff member or a concerned member of the community like me, we all have a role to play in ending campus sexual violence. In a matter of days, students will be back on campus for another school year. We can’t wait any longer. What is happening on our campuses is unacceptable. Department of Justice statistics show that around 1 in 5 women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students, as well as about... Whether you are a student, a parent, a college faculty or staff member or a concerned member of the community like me, we all have a role to play in ending campus sexual violence. In a matter of days, students will be back on campus for another school year. We can’t wait any longer. What is happening on our campuses is unacceptable. Department of Justice statistics show that around 1 in 5 women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students, as well as about... 58319209@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Letter: Thank thee, oh God, for the nonprofits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319233-82/nonprofits-birrell-god-jim.html.csp While Jim Birrell (Letters, Aug. 20) agrees that he, along with Big D and their subcontractors, is also thankful for profits, their LDS employer probably takes a slightly different view with respect to the Ogden Temple renovation project: Thank thee, oh God, for nonprofits. Lynn Maland Salt Lake City While Jim Birrell (Letters, Aug. 20) agrees that he, along with Big D and their subcontractors, is also thankful for profits, their LDS employer probably takes a slightly different view with respect to the Ogden Temple renovation project: Thank thee, oh God, for nonprofits. Lynn Maland Salt Lake City 58319233@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Letter: Public grounds should set water-saving examples http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319294-82/bountiful-cemetery-flow-slow.html.csp For my mental and physical health I walk regularly in the Bountiful Cemetery, where I am appalled at the wasteful use of water. During and right after a huge storm, thousands of gallons of water are being sprayed on that city property to keep it lush and green just as Mother Nature is doing the job more than adequately. When I phoned the cemetery to ask why they are watering when it is so obviously unnecessary, I was told that they do not have the technology to change their watering patterns acc... For my mental and physical health I walk regularly in the Bountiful Cemetery, where I am appalled at the wasteful use of water. During and right after a huge storm, thousands of gallons of water are being sprayed on that city property to keep it lush and green just as Mother Nature is doing the job more than adequately. When I phoned the cemetery to ask why they are watering when it is so obviously unnecessary, I was told that they do not have the technology to change their watering patterns acc... 58319294@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Letter: Stop tormenting animals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319327-82/tormenting-ago-barrel-believe.html.csp A couple of days ago I saw a news clip on kids “wrestling” a pig and then jamming it into a barrel. Is that what passes for fun? Isn’t it enough that we raise and slaughter these highly intelligent animals for food? I almost have to believe that these poor animals have a higher IQ than the creatures that are tormenting them. Knock it off! Thad Evans Salt Lake City A couple of days ago I saw a news clip on kids “wrestling” a pig and then jamming it into a barrel. Is that what passes for fun? Isn’t it enough that we raise and slaughter these highly intelligent animals for food? I almost have to believe that these poor animals have a higher IQ than the creatures that are tormenting them. Knock it off! Thad Evans Salt Lake City 58319327@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Letter: America doesn’t need a golfer-in-chief http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319345-82/chief-america-golfer-president.html.csp I am glad to see that, every now and then, our commander-in-chief can sacrifice time out of his busy golfing schedule to address the matters of our nation. America does not need a president with a good golf swing. We need a president who will live up to the oath of his office and lead. Derek Lee Layton I am glad to see that, every now and then, our commander-in-chief can sacrifice time out of his busy golfing schedule to address the matters of our nation. America does not need a president with a good golf swing. We need a president who will live up to the oath of his office and lead. Derek Lee Layton 58319345@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Paul Rolly: Speaker Lockhart changing political alliances http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58323022-82/hughes-lockhart-board-dee.html.csp They say politics makes for strange bedfellows. It also can generate coalitions from former enemy camps, depending on the needs of the players involved. Just two years ago, House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, recruited a fellow Utah County legislator, Rep. Francis Gibson, to bump off one of the members of her leadership team, Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, from his position as House Majority Whip. Lockhart campaigned hard for Gibson, R-Mapleton, who she believed would be a more loyal member of ... They say politics makes for strange bedfellows. It also can generate coalitions from former enemy camps, depending on the needs of the players involved. Just two years ago, House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, recruited a fellow Utah County legislator, Rep. Francis Gibson, to bump off one of the members of her leadership team, Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, from his position as House Majority Whip. Lockhart campaigned hard for Gibson, R-Mapleton, who she believed would be a more loyal member of ... 58323022@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Editorial: Powerful Comcast gives something back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58323062-82/internet-comcast-cable-http.html.csp It is called Comcast Internet Essentials because it is. The Internet, that is. Not Comcast. The cable and online giant, though, is inching closer every day to becoming synonymous with the Internet itself. Company officials try to reassure the public and relevant public officials by noting that, even if its proposed merger with another cable and Internet giant, Time Warner Cable, is approved, the resulting firm will still serve less than 30 percent of the nation’s cable customers. That certainly... It is called Comcast Internet Essentials because it is. The Internet, that is. Not Comcast. The cable and online giant, though, is inching closer every day to becoming synonymous with the Internet itself. Company officials try to reassure the public and relevant public officials by noting that, even if its proposed merger with another cable and Internet giant, Time Warner Cable, is approved, the resulting firm will still serve less than 30 percent of the nation’s cable customers. That certainly... 58323062@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Advocacy group asks for Chrysler investigation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326407-79/chrysler-center-group-safety.html.csp Detroit • An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven. The Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit group founded by Ralph Nader, filed a petition Friday asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the probe. The center contends that an electrical power control module used by Chrysler in millions of vehicles since 2007 can go haywire, causing them to stall in t... Detroit • An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven. The Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit group founded by Ralph Nader, filed a petition Friday asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the probe. The center contends that an electrical power control module used by Chrysler in millions of vehicles since 2007 can go haywire, causing them to stall in t... 58326407@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:48:02 MDT U.S. drilling rig count down by 17 to 1,896 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326415-79/rigs-1896-count-gas.html.csp Houston • Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,564 rigs were exploring for oil and 330 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,776 active rigs. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Kansas gained two rigs while Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia and Wyoming each rose by one. Texas declined by 13 rigs, Al... Houston • Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,564 rigs were exploring for oil and 330 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,776 active rigs. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Kansas gained two rigs while Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia and Wyoming each rose by one. Texas declined by 13 rigs, Al... 58326415@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:48:02 MDT Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq, Sunnis halt talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58326435-68/sunni-shiite-islamic-attack.html.csp Baghdad • Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists who have overrun large swaths of Iraq. It was not immediately clear if the attack was carried out by Shiite militiamen or insurgents of the Islamic State group, who have been advancing into mixed Sunni-Shiite areas in volatile Diyala province and have been known to ... Baghdad • Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists who have overrun large swaths of Iraq. It was not immediately clear if the attack was carried out by Shiite militiamen or insurgents of the Islamic State group, who have been advancing into mixed Sunni-Shiite areas in volatile Diyala province and have been known to ... 58326435@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:48:02 MDT