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Wah Wah Mountains • It’s easy to forget the depth of disagreement over wild horse management in the West on a day like Monday. The weather was warm but not hot, with no wind and no rain as the Bureau of Land Management began its only Utah wild horse roundup of the year, the Blawn Wash gather to remove 140 horses from where no one wants them: state land. No horses were injured and not one of the 20 spectators watching from a hill above the corral threw a punch. “It’s going great,” said Gus War... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58231185@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:01:02 MDT Former Utah female firefighter alleges discrimination, sexual harassment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233807-78/drescher-lawsuit-department-harassment.html.csp A former firefighter is suing the Clinton Fire Department for alleged discrimination and sexual harassment, claiming firefighters made sexually explicit comments, routinely walked in on her while she was showering and changing clothes in the women’s bathroom, and appeared in the station naked or wearing only underwear. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in 2nd District Court, Shelley Drescher claims that she was denied promotion in retaliation for her complaints of harassment and a sexist culture in ... A former firefighter is suing the Clinton Fire Department for alleged discrimination and sexual harassment, claiming firefighters made sexually explicit comments, routinely walked in on her while she was showering and changing clothes in the women’s bathroom, and appeared in the station naked or wearing only underwear. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in 2nd District Court, Shelley Drescher claims that she was denied promotion in retaliation for her complaints of harassment and a sexist culture in ... 58233807@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:01:02 MDT NASCAR: Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234315-77/gordon-win-title-won.html.csp Indianapolis • Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the Southern sport to Madison Avenue and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in a song. Gordon won all the big races, collected four championships in seven years and had 58 victories before his 30th birthday. Then his pace began to slow, the rest of the field caught up to hi... Indianapolis • Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the Southern sport to Madison Avenue and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in a song. Gordon won all the big races, collected four championships in seven years and had 58 victories before his 30th birthday. Then his pace began to slow, the rest of the field caught up to hi... 58234315@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:25:02 MDT Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of L.A. Clippers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234706-77/sterling-court-deal-nba.html.csp Los Angeles • Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, who negotiated the record sale after the NBA banned the 80-year-old billionaire for making offensive remarks about blacks. Shelly Sterling sought the probate judge’s approval to ink the deal after tak... Los Angeles • Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, who negotiated the record sale after the NBA banned the 80-year-old billionaire for making offensive remarks about blacks. Shelly Sterling sought the probate judge’s approval to ink the deal after tak... 58234706@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:25:02 MDT Northwestern coach: Union push unified team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234720-77/fitzgerald-football-conference-northwestern.html.csp Chicago • No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats. For that, he credits the push for them to unionize. Fitzgerald said he’s “proud of the maturity” his players displayed the past few months. As the Big Ten opened its annual two-day media event on Monday, some big story lines hung over the college landscape. A four-team playoff system to determine a national champion is being implemented and the conference would... Chicago • No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats. For that, he credits the push for them to unionize. Fitzgerald said he’s “proud of the maturity” his players displayed the past few months. As the Big Ten opened its annual two-day media event on Monday, some big story lines hung over the college landscape. A four-team playoff system to determine a national champion is being implemented and the conference would... 58234720@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:25:02 MDT Chiefs scrambling to protect Smith http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234784-77/chiefs-tackle-fisher-starting.html.csp St. Joseph, Mo. • The presumptive favorite to win the starting right guard spot with the Kansas City Chiefs worked out with the third team on Monday. The guy who is challenging him for the spot slid over to center during another portion of the workout. Rishaw Johnson and Zach Fulton are just the start of the offensive line shuffle. After watching three linemen who started last season depart in free agency — all within hours of each other — the Chiefs are trying to cobble together some sort of pr... St. Joseph, Mo. • The presumptive favorite to win the starting right guard spot with the Kansas City Chiefs worked out with the third team on Monday. The guy who is challenging him for the spot slid over to center during another portion of the workout. Rishaw Johnson and Zach Fulton are just the start of the offensive line shuffle. After watching three linemen who started last season depart in free agency — all within hours of each other — the Chiefs are trying to cobble together some sort of pr... 58234784@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:25:02 MDT Jordan school board approves agreement to stop district split http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233963-78/jordan-district-split-south.html.csp Jordan School District board members made the first step to prevent a district split Monday by approving an interlocal agreement drafted to improve communication and planning between the district and cities. “The purpose of doing this is so that children and employees are not faced with a district split and fewer opportunities,” board member Kayleen Whitelock said. “If we do not do this, that’s where it’s going to go ... if it means that children get more opportunities then it gets my vote.” The... Jordan School District board members made the first step to prevent a district split Monday by approving an interlocal agreement drafted to improve communication and planning between the district and cities. “The purpose of doing this is so that children and employees are not faced with a district split and fewer opportunities,” board member Kayleen Whitelock said. “If we do not do this, that’s where it’s going to go ... if it means that children get more opportunities then it gets my vote.” The... 58233963@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:21:28 MDT Review: Intermezzo takes chamber music in a wild, sometimes weird direction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58233387-223/music-chamber-concert-hopkins.html.csp “No Brahms tonight?” a patron at Monday night’s Intermezzo Chamber Music Series concert said jokingly to his neighbors at intermission. Indeed, this concert was worlds away from the melodic Romanticism of Brahms. It was loud and intense — and an excellent illustration of how wide-ranging the genre of chamber music can be. First up was Iannis Xenakis’ “Kassandra,” a music drama in which a single singer portrays the Greek prophetess and the chorus of elders who refuse to believe her warnings. Teno... “No Brahms tonight?” a patron at Monday night’s Intermezzo Chamber Music Series concert said jokingly to his neighbors at intermission. Indeed, this concert was worlds away from the melodic Romanticism of Brahms. It was loud and intense — and an excellent illustration of how wide-ranging the genre of chamber music can be. First up was Iannis Xenakis’ “Kassandra,” a music drama in which a single singer portrays the Greek prophetess and the chorus of elders who refuse to believe her warnings. Teno... 58233387@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:36:02 MDT Graduating to a life without drugs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233710-78/daniel-drug-drugs-heroin.html.csp A year ago, Daniel had spun a fragile cocoon of heroin. The 21-year-old had been using drugs to soothe anxiety and loneliness since he began tinkering with the bottles in his family’s medicine cabinet almost a decade ago. He moved on to magic mushrooms and acid. By 20, addicted to heroin, he was facing felony possession charges and a bleak future. But as he graduated from the pilot class of a new drug court on Monday night, Daniel — not his real name — said he now has the tools not only to stay... A year ago, Daniel had spun a fragile cocoon of heroin. The 21-year-old had been using drugs to soothe anxiety and loneliness since he began tinkering with the bottles in his family’s medicine cabinet almost a decade ago. He moved on to magic mushrooms and acid. By 20, addicted to heroin, he was facing felony possession charges and a bleak future. But as he graduated from the pilot class of a new drug court on Monday night, Daniel — not his real name — said he now has the tools not only to stay... 58233710@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:07:02 MDT U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234750-68/kerry-israeli-cease-fire.html.csp Washington • The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a “misinformation campaign” against the top American diplomat. “It’s simply not the way partners and allies treat each other,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Her comments were echoed by the White House, where National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the U.S. was “d... Washington • The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a “misinformation campaign” against the top American diplomat. “It’s simply not the way partners and allies treat each other,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Her comments were echoed by the White House, where National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the U.S. was “d... 58234750@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:48:02 MDT UTA examining electric bus that recharges in 10 minutes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58233647-90/bus-electric-uta-buses.html.csp The Utah Transit Authority took a close look Monday at a possible way to help clean Wasatch Front air: a zero-emissions electric bus with fast-charging technology that can operate 24/7 without conventional refueling. Proterra brought its new second-generation electric bus for inspection by officials of UTA, Park City Transit and the media. UTA says while it is examining the bus for possible future use, it has not made any purchase commitments. The price tag for the bus is $825,000, compared to a... The Utah Transit Authority took a close look Monday at a possible way to help clean Wasatch Front air: a zero-emissions electric bus with fast-charging technology that can operate 24/7 without conventional refueling. Proterra brought its new second-generation electric bus for inspection by officials of UTA, Park City Transit and the media. UTA says while it is examining the bus for possible future use, it has not made any purchase commitments. The price tag for the bus is $825,000, compared to a... 58233647@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:25:30 MDT Kirby: And for my next job... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58233716-200/door-newspaper-newspapers-stuff.html.csp A reader called the paper Monday morning and claimed her newspaper carrier hurled The Salt Lake Tribune at her door so hard that it left dents. I was instantly suspicious. First, because I once delivered newspapers (Idaho Statesman, San Bernardino Sun, Los Angeles Times) and I never got good enough to hit someone’s door from the street. I could get the newspapers on the roof, in the bushes, under a car and even within reach of a slobbering dog that ripped them to pieces, but never squarely on t... A reader called the paper Monday morning and claimed her newspaper carrier hurled The Salt Lake Tribune at her door so hard that it left dents. I was instantly suspicious. First, because I once delivered newspapers (Idaho Statesman, San Bernardino Sun, Los Angeles Times) and I never got good enough to hit someone’s door from the street. I could get the newspapers on the roof, in the bushes, under a car and even within reach of a slobbering dog that ripped them to pieces, but never squarely on t... 58233716@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:25:15 MDT Ordain Women, abuse, defections on tap for Mormon symposium http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58234093-78/abuse-lds-mormon-symposium.html.csp Not all Mormon marriages live up to the ideals of love and mutual respect the LDS faith teaches. And not all abuse is physical. These are among the conclusions of a presentation that will be given at the 2014 Sunstone Symposium, which begins Wednesday night and runs through Saturday at the University of Utah. The four-day annual conference, with the theme “Bridges and Byways: Traversing the Mormon Landscape,” will feature scores of speeches, panel discussions, artistic displays, full-length fil... Not all Mormon marriages live up to the ideals of love and mutual respect the LDS faith teaches. And not all abuse is physical. These are among the conclusions of a presentation that will be given at the 2014 Sunstone Symposium, which begins Wednesday night and runs through Saturday at the University of Utah. The four-day annual conference, with the theme “Bridges and Byways: Traversing the Mormon Landscape,” will feature scores of speeches, panel discussions, artistic displays, full-length fil... 58234093@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:24:57 MDT Will Park City Mountain Resort have a ski season? — Maybe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233221-78/park-ski-talisker-pcmr.html.csp It’s less than a sure thing, but there is a glimmer of hope for a 2014-15 ski season at Park City Mountain Resort. Talisker Corp., which owns the ski terrain at PCMR and the neighboring Canyons Resort, stated in papers filed in 3rd District Court it would not oppose PCMR’s motion to stay an eviction from the land on one condition: PCMR posts a bond that will most likely be in the millions of dollars. The move, according to Talisker, is aimed at relieving anxiety among Park City denizens and busi... It’s less than a sure thing, but there is a glimmer of hope for a 2014-15 ski season at Park City Mountain Resort. Talisker Corp., which owns the ski terrain at PCMR and the neighboring Canyons Resort, stated in papers filed in 3rd District Court it would not oppose PCMR’s motion to stay an eviction from the land on one condition: PCMR posts a bond that will most likely be in the millions of dollars. The move, according to Talisker, is aimed at relieving anxiety among Park City denizens and busi... 58233221@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:24:29 MDT Attorney: FBI did ‘reasonable’ search for O.K. City bombing records http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58232255-78/trentadue-fbi-records-oklahoma.html.csp As a bench trial began Monday in Utah’s federal court, FBI employees testified they conducted an extensive search of videotapes and documents from the agency’s Oklahoma City bombing investigation to fulfill a records request by Utah lawyer Jesse Trentadue. That search ultimately resulted in 30 tapes and 200 pages of documents being released to Trentadue and satisfied the FBI’s obligation under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to look for the requested records, Department of Justice attorne... As a bench trial began Monday in Utah’s federal court, FBI employees testified they conducted an extensive search of videotapes and documents from the agency’s Oklahoma City bombing investigation to fulfill a records request by Utah lawyer Jesse Trentadue. That search ultimately resulted in 30 tapes and 200 pages of documents being released to Trentadue and satisfied the FBI’s obligation under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to look for the requested records, Department of Justice attorne... 58232255@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:24:18 MDT Utah ex-cop charged in shooting files motion to dismiss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233274-78/cowley-case-willard-motion.html.csp Embattled former West Valley City Detective Shaun Cowley appeared in court Monday afternoon — his first appearance since a former federal judge announced he would be joining Cowley’s defense team. Paul Cassell, a law professor at the University of Utah, wrote a letter last week in which he asserted that the manslaughter charge against Cowley is unwarranted. “My concern that a guilty verdict in this case will jeopardize the safety of the community by making police officers fearful of defending t... Embattled former West Valley City Detective Shaun Cowley appeared in court Monday afternoon — his first appearance since a former federal judge announced he would be joining Cowley’s defense team. Paul Cassell, a law professor at the University of Utah, wrote a letter last week in which he asserted that the manslaughter charge against Cowley is unwarranted. “My concern that a guilty verdict in this case will jeopardize the safety of the community by making police officers fearful of defending t... 58233274@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:24:09 MDT Fatal Draper house fire was intentionally set, investigators say http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58232666-78/fire-broadhurst-investigators-anderton.html.csp A fatal explosion Friday at a Draper home appears to have been sparked deliberately, investigators have determined. Accellerant was found in multiple locations inside the home of 40-year-old Paul Broadhurst, who died from injuries he suffered in the early-morning fire at 15082 S. Junction Circle (235 East), said Unified Fire Authority battallion chief Brian Anderton. No one else appears to have been in the home at the time. While Anderton stopped short of saying definitively that Broadhurst set... A fatal explosion Friday at a Draper home appears to have been sparked deliberately, investigators have determined. Accellerant was found in multiple locations inside the home of 40-year-old Paul Broadhurst, who died from injuries he suffered in the early-morning fire at 15082 S. Junction Circle (235 East), said Unified Fire Authority battallion chief Brian Anderton. No one else appears to have been in the home at the time. While Anderton stopped short of saying definitively that Broadhurst set... 58232666@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:23:59 MDT Monitors ‘sick and tired’ of being kept away from plane crash site in Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234584-68/russia-ukraine-rebels-monday.html.csp Shakhtarsk, Ukraine • Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance — fighting that prevented an international police team from reaching the area where the Malaysia Airlines plane was downed. “Mom, hang in there,” exclaimed a weeping woman who was fleeing Shakhtarsk with her mother. Associated Press reporters saw a high-rise apartment block in the town being hit by at least... Shakhtarsk, Ukraine • Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance — fighting that prevented an international police team from reaching the area where the Malaysia Airlines plane was downed. “Mom, hang in there,” exclaimed a weeping woman who was fleeing Shakhtarsk with her mother. Associated Press reporters saw a high-rise apartment block in the town being hit by at least... 58234584@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:58:02 MDT Lions postpone talks with Suh http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234271-77/suh-team-contract-lions.html.csp Allen Park, Mich. • The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said before practice Monday that negotiations are being tabled. Lewand and Mayhew both expressed optimism that a deal can eventually be reached. If the two sides can’tagree after the season, the Lions could still keep Suh by using their franchise tag... Allen Park, Mich. • The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said before practice Monday that negotiations are being tabled. Lewand and Mayhew both expressed optimism that a deal can eventually be reached. If the two sides can’tagree after the season, the Lions could still keep Suh by using their franchise tag... 58234271@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:31:02 MDT White House plans work permits for undocumented immigrants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234388-68/obama-immigration-action-crisis.html.csp Washington • Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. Such a large-scale move on immigration could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservat... Washington • Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. Such a large-scale move on immigration could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservat... 58234388@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:30:02 MDT House OKs bill to let airlines advertise fares before taxes, fees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234216-68/fees-taxes-travel-airlines.html.csp Washington • In a victory for airlines and their workers’ unions, the House rejected consumers’ complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added. The bipartisan legislation would roll back federal regulations that since 2012 have required ads to most prominently display the full ticket price. Under the bill, the base price could be the figure most prominently shown in ads and ticket-selling websites ... Washington • In a victory for airlines and their workers’ unions, the House rejected consumers’ complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added. The bipartisan legislation would roll back federal regulations that since 2012 have required ads to most prominently display the full ticket price. Under the bill, the base price could be the figure most prominently shown in ads and ticket-selling websites ... 58234216@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:48:01 MDT Affordable Care Act gives Medicare finances shot in the arm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234267-68/medicare-trustees-social-security.html.csp Washington • Medicare’s financial stability has been strengthened by the Affordable Care Act and other forces that have been subduing health-care spending, according to a new official forecast that says the fund covering the program’s hospital costs will remain solvent until 2030 - four years later than expected a year ago. The annual report, issued Monday by trustees overseeing the government’s two largest entitlement programs, found little change overall in the finances of Social Security. Ho... Washington • Medicare’s financial stability has been strengthened by the Affordable Care Act and other forces that have been subduing health-care spending, according to a new official forecast that says the fund covering the program’s hospital costs will remain solvent until 2030 - four years later than expected a year ago. The annual report, issued Monday by trustees overseeing the government’s two largest entitlement programs, found little change overall in the finances of Social Security. Ho... 58234267@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:48:01 MDT Man who died of Ebola raises air-travel fears http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234320-68/ebola-health-sawyer-travel.html.csp DAKAR, Senegal • No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man. Now health workers are scrambling to trace those who may have been exposed to Sawyer across West Africa, including flight attendants and fellow passengers. Health experts say it is unlik... DAKAR, Senegal • No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man. Now health workers are scrambling to trace those who may have been exposed to Sawyer across West Africa, including flight attendants and fellow passengers. Health experts say it is unlik... 58234320@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:47:01 MDT Deal on veterans’ health care to cost $17B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234323-68/veterans-care-billion-miller.html.csp Washington • A rare bipartisan deal in Congress would spend about $17 billion to help ease U.S. military veterans’ long waits for medical care. The deal announced Monday expands the type of non-VA hospitals and clinics where veterans could receive care, authorizes leases for 27 new VA facilities, and allows the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to fire senior executives. It includes about $12 billion in emergency spending and about $5 billion in offsets within the VA’s budget, said Sen. ... Washington • A rare bipartisan deal in Congress would spend about $17 billion to help ease U.S. military veterans’ long waits for medical care. The deal announced Monday expands the type of non-VA hospitals and clinics where veterans could receive care, authorizes leases for 27 new VA facilities, and allows the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to fire senior executives. It includes about $12 billion in emergency spending and about $5 billion in offsets within the VA’s budget, said Sen. ... 58234323@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:47:01 MDT Bomb threat forces evacuations in Kaysville http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58234450-78/bomb-buildings-threat-authorities.html.csp A bomb threat at a Kaysville convenience store forced the evacuation of multiple commercial buildings near 200 North and Main Street for several hours Monday, but authorities later said no explosives were found. Authorities closed traffic through the intersection after a bomb threat was reported at a 7-Eleven, dispatchers reported. Other buildings at the intersection include a Walgreens drug store, AutoZone and Dylan’s Drive-in, but dispatchers did not know how many buildings were evacuated. By ... A bomb threat at a Kaysville convenience store forced the evacuation of multiple commercial buildings near 200 North and Main Street for several hours Monday, but authorities later said no explosives were found. Authorities closed traffic through the intersection after a bomb threat was reported at a 7-Eleven, dispatchers reported. Other buildings at the intersection include a Walgreens drug store, AutoZone and Dylan’s Drive-in, but dispatchers did not know how many buildings were evacuated. By ... 58234450@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:45:01 MDT TribSports Radio podcast: Is Travis Wilson the definitive starting QB for the Utah Utes? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58234122-89/podcast-wilson-com-download.html.csp Travis Wilson had a brush with the law last week, and a transfer from the University of Oklahoma has receive a lot of hype. And don’t forget about Connor Manning. So how strong is Wilson’s hold on the University of Utah’s starting quarterback job? The team of Kyle Goon, Matt Piper, Ben Raskin and Kevin Winters Morriss try to answer that question and more about the Utes in the latest podcast. Download the podcast here. The TribSports Radio podcast is recorded each Monday and available on iTunes f... Travis Wilson had a brush with the law last week, and a transfer from the University of Oklahoma has receive a lot of hype. And don’t forget about Connor Manning. So how strong is Wilson’s hold on the University of Utah’s starting quarterback job? The team of Kyle Goon, Matt Piper, Ben Raskin and Kevin Winters Morriss try to answer that question and more about the Utes in the latest podcast. Download the podcast here. The TribSports Radio podcast is recorded each Monday and available on iTunes f... 58234122@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:16:02 MDT Utah Jazz: Ex-Jazzman Paul Millsap endorses Quin Snyder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58234272-87/jazz-millsap-snyder-coach.html.csp Las Vegas • Plenty of resources were available to Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward this summer, if he wanted to learn anything about new coach Quin Snyder. They made it easy for him. From former Butler teammate Shelvin Mack and ex-Jazz players Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll, Hayward has discovered a lot about Snyder and the Atlanta offense he helped run last season. “Honestly, I didn’t have to do that much research,” Hayward said. “I had so many players come up [who] were pissed that ... Las Vegas • Plenty of resources were available to Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward this summer, if he wanted to learn anything about new coach Quin Snyder. They made it easy for him. From former Butler teammate Shelvin Mack and ex-Jazz players Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll, Hayward has discovered a lot about Snyder and the Atlanta offense he helped run last season. “Honestly, I didn’t have to do that much research,” Hayward said. “I had so many players come up [who] were pissed that ... 58234272@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:16:02 MDT Kragthorpe: Jazz’s Gordon Hayward insists there’s ‘no pressure now’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58234262-87/hayward-jazz-team-contract.html.csp Las Vegas After everything that has happened since the Jazz’s season ended in April, Gordon Hayward recognizes his life is different now. The expectations and accountability that accompany his biggest offseason move follow him everywhere. Signing a $63 million contract? Yeah, that’s also significant. Hayward stood on UNLV’s practice court after the opening session of Team USA’s training camp Monday, talking with Jazz coach Quin Snyder. He smiled, laughed and cringed — knowing that accepting S... Las Vegas After everything that has happened since the Jazz’s season ended in April, Gordon Hayward recognizes his life is different now. The expectations and accountability that accompany his biggest offseason move follow him everywhere. Signing a $63 million contract? Yeah, that’s also significant. Hayward stood on UNLV’s practice court after the opening session of Team USA’s training camp Monday, talking with Jazz coach Quin Snyder. He smiled, laughed and cringed — knowing that accepting S... 58234262@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:11:02 MDT Tax fraud case against Lionel Messi goes ahead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58232397-77/messi-fraud-tax-case.html.csp Madrid • A Spanish judge has rejected a prosecutor’s request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed. A court statement says there is “sufficient evidence” to believe the Argentina player “could have known and consented” to the creation of a fictitious corporate structure to avoid paying taxes on income made from Messi’s image rights. The statement was issued Monday by the court in Gava, Barcelona. In J... Madrid • A Spanish judge has rejected a prosecutor’s request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed. A court statement says there is “sufficient evidence” to believe the Argentina player “could have known and consented” to the creation of a fictitious corporate structure to avoid paying taxes on income made from Messi’s image rights. The statement was issued Monday by the court in Gava, Barcelona. In J... 58232397@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:10:35 MDT Commonwealth Games lifter faces sex assault charge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58232409-77/commonwealth-games-udia-assault.html.csp Glasgow, Scotland • A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea who competed at the Commonwealth Games faces trial over an alleged sexual assault at a Glasgow supermarket. The Glasgow Sheriff Court says Toua Udia pleaded not guilty and will go on trial Friday. Police say the 22-year-old lifter was arrested after officers received a report of an incident last Monday at a supermarket near the athletes’ village. Udia was quoted as telling Australia’s Fairfax media that “it was an accident. I don’t want to... Glasgow, Scotland • A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea who competed at the Commonwealth Games faces trial over an alleged sexual assault at a Glasgow supermarket. The Glasgow Sheriff Court says Toua Udia pleaded not guilty and will go on trial Friday. Police say the 22-year-old lifter was arrested after officers received a report of an incident last Monday at a supermarket near the athletes’ village. Udia was quoted as telling Australia’s Fairfax media that “it was an accident. I don’t want to... 58232409@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:10:35 MDT Kragthorpe: Could QB Travis Wilson’s citation affect Ute captaincy? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58232412-89/wilson-utah-august-citation.html.csp Travis Wilson’s citation for underage drinking will have no effect on the University of Utah’s quarterbacking competition this month. That’s both a prediction and a recommendation — and a commentary on the frequency of off-field issues involving college football players locally and nationally in the offseason. But where Wilson’s case will get interesting is in the voting for Ute co-captains in mid-August. While there’s no dismissing any violation of the law, Wilson’s offense does not rise to th... Travis Wilson’s citation for underage drinking will have no effect on the University of Utah’s quarterbacking competition this month. That’s both a prediction and a recommendation — and a commentary on the frequency of off-field issues involving college football players locally and nationally in the offseason. But where Wilson’s case will get interesting is in the voting for Ute co-captains in mid-August. While there’s no dismissing any violation of the law, Wilson’s offense does not rise to th... 58232412@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:10:35 MDT Weber State basketball: Davion Berry is Italy-bound http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58233093-77/career-season-berry-sky.html.csp Former Weber State men’s basketball star and Big Sky MVP Davion Berry has signed a contract to play professional basketball in Italy. Berry has signed with PMS Torino in the A2 Gold Basket Series League, a professional league in Italy. He competed in the NBA Summer League with the Portland Trail Blazers. Berry, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Oakland, Calif, led Weber State to the Big Sky title, a Big Sky Tournament title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament during the past season. He was named honorable... Former Weber State men’s basketball star and Big Sky MVP Davion Berry has signed a contract to play professional basketball in Italy. Berry has signed with PMS Torino in the A2 Gold Basket Series League, a professional league in Italy. He competed in the NBA Summer League with the Portland Trail Blazers. Berry, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Oakland, Calif, led Weber State to the Big Sky title, a Big Sky Tournament title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament during the past season. He was named honorable... 58233093@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:10:35 MDT Judge rules against Sterling, OKs $2B sale of Clippers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58233979-77/sterling-clippers-sale-donald.html.csp 58233979@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:10:35 MDT Real Salt Lake: Homegrown Saucedo makes RSL history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58233715-77/saucedo-rsl-academy-club.html.csp Sandy • He stood on the other side of the yellow rope at America First Field, the same spot where friends and family crowded inside the training grounds over the last two years to watch occasionally when Sebastian Saucedo was invited to train or play with Real Salt Lake. The 17-year-old from Park City spoke of how he had finally arrived at the moment he so often envisioned, of his transition from a young, budding talent along the Wasatch Back to being part of the club’s academy system, south of ... Sandy • He stood on the other side of the yellow rope at America First Field, the same spot where friends and family crowded inside the training grounds over the last two years to watch occasionally when Sebastian Saucedo was invited to train or play with Real Salt Lake. The 17-year-old from Park City spoke of how he had finally arrived at the moment he so often envisioned, of his transition from a young, budding talent along the Wasatch Back to being part of the club’s academy system, south of ... 58233715@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:10:30 MDT House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58234160-79/fees-taxes-airlines-price.html.csp Washington • In a victory for airlines and their workers’ unions, the House rejected consumers’ complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added. The bipartisan legislation would roll back federal regulations that since 2012 have required ads to most prominently display the full ticket price. Under the bill, the base price could be the figure most prominently shown in ads and ticket-selling websites a... Washington • In a victory for airlines and their workers’ unions, the House rejected consumers’ complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added. The bipartisan legislation would roll back federal regulations that since 2012 have required ads to most prominently display the full ticket price. Under the bill, the base price could be the figure most prominently shown in ads and ticket-selling websites a... 58234160@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:38:02 MDT IBM, AT&T building technology for a disaster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58234167-79/technology-ibm-companies-data.html.csp New York • When hurricanes come barreling toward land, people, airplanes and ships are relocated to avoid destruction. Now some of the world’s biggest technology companies are making advances in figuring out how to quickly move large amounts of critical data and software out of harm’s way, too. AT&T Inc., IBM Corp. and Applied Communications Sciences have created a prototype technology to reduce the time needed to connect remote networks from days to seconds. Part of a seven-year program from th... New York • When hurricanes come barreling toward land, people, airplanes and ships are relocated to avoid destruction. Now some of the world’s biggest technology companies are making advances in figuring out how to quickly move large amounts of critical data and software out of harm’s way, too. AT&T Inc., IBM Corp. and Applied Communications Sciences have created a prototype technology to reduce the time needed to connect remote networks from days to seconds. Part of a seven-year program from th... 58234167@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:38:02 MDT Suspected child molester dead and two marshals, cop wounded in NYC shootout http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58234162-68/according-child-mozdir-york.html.csp New York • A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a child was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a New York City smoke shop, officials said Monday. The suspect, wedding photographer Charles Richard Mozdir, was recently featured on a CNN show about fugitives. He was wanted in a San Diego case and charged with five counts of lewd acts upon a child younger than 14, according to a criminal complaint. O... New York • A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a child was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a New York City smoke shop, officials said Monday. The suspect, wedding photographer Charles Richard Mozdir, was recently featured on a CNN show about fugitives. He was wanted in a San Diego case and charged with five counts of lewd acts upon a child younger than 14, according to a criminal complaint. O... 58234162@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:24:02 MDT Doug Owens says a poll shows he can beat Mia Love http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58233068-90/campaign-candidate-democratic-district.html.csp Mia Love has a strong lead in Utah’s 4th Congressional District race, but a poll commissioned by Doug Owens has given the Democratic challenger renewed hope that he can close the gap. Owens’ poll, released to reporters Monday, shows that Love is ahead 50 percent to 41 percent in the open-seat contest, and some respondents were inclined to switch their support to the Democrat when short positive bios were read. This is the first survey of this race to be released to the public. “There is a path t... Mia Love has a strong lead in Utah’s 4th Congressional District race, but a poll commissioned by Doug Owens has given the Democratic challenger renewed hope that he can close the gap. Owens’ poll, released to reporters Monday, shows that Love is ahead 50 percent to 41 percent in the open-seat contest, and some respondents were inclined to switch their support to the Democrat when short positive bios were read. This is the first survey of this race to be released to the public. “There is a path t... 58233068@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:12:08 MDT Ford raising prices on new F-150 trucks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58234156-79/ford-truck-raising-150.html.csp Detroit • Ford is raising the price of its new aluminum-sided pickup truck, but still trying to stay competitive with rivals. Ford released pricing on the truck Monday. It goes on sale later this year. The new truck comes in five variants, down from 10 on the current truck. All have aluminum sides, which is more expensive than steel but weighs less and saves fuel. Ford’s base XL and XLT models — which make up 70 percent of sales — will cost $395 more. A fancier King Ranch costs $3,615 more, but ... Detroit • Ford is raising the price of its new aluminum-sided pickup truck, but still trying to stay competitive with rivals. Ford released pricing on the truck Monday. It goes on sale later this year. The new truck comes in five variants, down from 10 on the current truck. All have aluminum sides, which is more expensive than steel but weighs less and saves fuel. Ford’s base XL and XLT models — which make up 70 percent of sales — will cost $395 more. A fancier King Ranch costs $3,615 more, but ... 58234156@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:59:01 MDT Utility experts say solar customers pose a burden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58233423-90/solar-customers-fee-utility.html.csp Solar power generated on the roofs of utility customers doesn’t do much to reduce the need to produce electricity at centralized generating stations or ease pressure on Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMP) electrical grid, according to testimony Monday before the Utah Public Service Commission (PSC). Experts for the major Utah utility made these claims to support its proposal to impose a $4.65 monthly “facilities charge” on net metered customers, the small but quickly growing number who generate their ... Solar power generated on the roofs of utility customers doesn’t do much to reduce the need to produce electricity at centralized generating stations or ease pressure on Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMP) electrical grid, according to testimony Monday before the Utah Public Service Commission (PSC). Experts for the major Utah utility made these claims to support its proposal to impose a $4.65 monthly “facilities charge” on net metered customers, the small but quickly growing number who generate their ... 58233423@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:57:50 MDT Darden CEO quitting amid Olive Garden troubles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58234146-79/darden-ceo-company-starboard.html.csp New York • Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster. Based in Orlando, the company also said Monday that it’s changing its corporate policies to split the chairman and CEO roles. It appointed current lead independent director, Charles Ledsinger, Jr., as independent non-executive chairman, effective immediately. Darden shares rose $2.03, or 4.5 percent, to $46.95 in a... New York • Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster. Based in Orlando, the company also said Monday that it’s changing its corporate policies to split the chairman and CEO roles. It appointed current lead independent director, Charles Ledsinger, Jr., as independent non-executive chairman, effective immediately. Darden shares rose $2.03, or 4.5 percent, to $46.95 in a... 58234146@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:49:02 MDT Bank of Cyprus shores up base with $1.3 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58234132-79/bank-cyprus-billion-base.html.csp NICOSIA, Cyprus • Cyprus’ largest bank says it has bolstered its capital base by raising $1.34 billion through a private placement of new shares. Bank of Cyprus said late Monday the new shares each valued at 32 cents went to institutional investors from Europe, North America and Russia. It said existing shareholders will get a chance to buy back up to 20 percent of those shares, but that the total capital raised would remain at $1.34 billion. The bank said this will speed up its restructuring pl... NICOSIA, Cyprus • Cyprus’ largest bank says it has bolstered its capital base by raising $1.34 billion through a private placement of new shares. Bank of Cyprus said late Monday the new shares each valued at 32 cents went to institutional investors from Europe, North America and Russia. It said existing shareholders will get a chance to buy back up to 20 percent of those shares, but that the total capital raised would remain at $1.34 billion. The bank said this will speed up its restructuring pl... 58234132@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:45:02 MDT Utah Football: Ranking the top-10 Utes players of all-time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58198766-89/yards-season-iframe-utah.html.csp &lt;freeform&gt; Utah, especially in the last three decades, has produced a bevy of NFL draft picks and talented college players. Current Utah alumni in the NFL have led their teams to the playoffs (Alex Smith), looked like future defensive stalwarts (Star Lotuleilei, Paul Kruger) and anchor defensive secondaries (Eric Weddle, Sean Smith). With that in mind, here’s our ranking of the 10 best Utes of all-time, based on longevity and impact at the collegiate level, not necessarily play in the NFL:... &lt;freeform&gt; Utah, especially in the last three decades, has produced a bevy of NFL draft picks and talented college players. Current Utah alumni in the NFL have led their teams to the playoffs (Alex Smith), looked like future defensive stalwarts (Star Lotuleilei, Paul Kruger) and anchor defensive secondaries (Eric Weddle, Sean Smith). With that in mind, here’s our ranking of the 10 best Utes of all-time, based on longevity and impact at the collegiate level, not necessarily play in the NFL:... 58198766@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:36:53 MDT Utah football: Zane Beadles donates $750,000 to Ute program http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58233072-89/beadles-football-utah-former.html.csp As a Utah lineman, Zane Beadles left behind a collection of memorable seasons, bowl trophies and individual accolades. As a five-year veteran of the NFL, Beadles has given the Utes the largest-ever donation from a former football player that he hopes will have just as lasting an impact. The U. announced Monday morning that Beadles, a guard with the Jacksonville Jaguars, is donating $750,000 to a sports medicine center, as well as an offensive lineman schoolarship. Both the center and the scholar... As a Utah lineman, Zane Beadles left behind a collection of memorable seasons, bowl trophies and individual accolades. As a five-year veteran of the NFL, Beadles has given the Utes the largest-ever donation from a former football player that he hopes will have just as lasting an impact. The U. announced Monday morning that Beadles, a guard with the Jacksonville Jaguars, is donating $750,000 to a sports medicine center, as well as an offensive lineman schoolarship. Both the center and the scholar... 58233072@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:36:53 MDT Family of young vandals pays to fix Nine Mile Canyon art panel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58234044-78/canyon-panel-art-rock.html.csp The family of two juveniles from Salt Lake City has agreed to pay $1,500 to mitigate the damage caused when the youth carved initials and the date on the Pregnant Buffalo rock art panel in Nine Mile Canyon. Bureau of Land Management officials assessed the damage caused by the vandalism and estimated a cost of about $1,500 to restore and repair the panel. The unidentified family agreed to pay for the work. “I hope people try to think about the consequences and the effect their actions have on his... The family of two juveniles from Salt Lake City has agreed to pay $1,500 to mitigate the damage caused when the youth carved initials and the date on the Pregnant Buffalo rock art panel in Nine Mile Canyon. Bureau of Land Management officials assessed the damage caused by the vandalism and estimated a cost of about $1,500 to restore and repair the panel. The unidentified family agreed to pay for the work. “I hope people try to think about the consequences and the effect their actions have on his... 58234044@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:34:02 MDT Letter: Hamas targets its own http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232995-82/hamas-civilians-killing-shields.html.csp It seems beyond your understanding that Hamas, having no care for human life, believing every Muslim killed by the Jews will go to heaven, is deliberately targeting its own civilian populations by launching missiles from their midst. The U.N., which is “neutral,” blames the Israelis for killing civilians in U.N. houses, and yet admits that it found rockets in two of them. (And who knows about the others?) Every mass killing of civilians is an opportunity for Hamas to display dead children, but ... It seems beyond your understanding that Hamas, having no care for human life, believing every Muslim killed by the Jews will go to heaven, is deliberately targeting its own civilian populations by launching missiles from their midst. The U.N., which is “neutral,” blames the Israelis for killing civilians in U.N. houses, and yet admits that it found rockets in two of them. (And who knows about the others?) Every mass killing of civilians is an opportunity for Hamas to display dead children, but ... 58232995@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:32:02 MDT Letter: Empathy needed for Mideast peace http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233005-82/cartoon-empathy-lake-minister.html.csp In response to Rabbi Ilana Schwartzman’s op-ed (“What’s in a cartoon? Tribune should know better,” July 26): Prime Minister Netanyahu often compares the attacks against Israel to hypothetical attacks against the United States. If the Prime Minister’s comparison is valid, then the comparison between Gaza and a hypothetical occupation of the Salt Lake Valley might be similarly valid. Although a better understanding of the conflict is needed, both the Prime Minister’s and Pat Bagley’s analogies int... In response to Rabbi Ilana Schwartzman’s op-ed (“What’s in a cartoon? Tribune should know better,” July 26): Prime Minister Netanyahu often compares the attacks against Israel to hypothetical attacks against the United States. If the Prime Minister’s comparison is valid, then the comparison between Gaza and a hypothetical occupation of the Salt Lake Valley might be similarly valid. Although a better understanding of the conflict is needed, both the Prime Minister’s and Pat Bagley’s analogies int... 58233005@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:32:02 MDT Letter: Let Bagley wake us up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233026-82/bagley-cartoons-cartoon-tribune.html.csp Re (“What’s in a cartoon? The Trib should know better,” July 26): Ms. Schwartzman criticizes the Tribune’s editorial process because of two recently published Bagley cartoons on the subject of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She says that one of the cartoons can be considered offensive and that the other “plainly misrepresented current events and crossed a line.” In my opinion, both cartoons speak some truth and both include wild political satire. I think that’s the point. They’re cartoons... Re (“What’s in a cartoon? The Trib should know better,” July 26): Ms. Schwartzman criticizes the Tribune’s editorial process because of two recently published Bagley cartoons on the subject of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She says that one of the cartoons can be considered offensive and that the other “plainly misrepresented current events and crossed a line.” In my opinion, both cartoons speak some truth and both include wild political satire. I think that’s the point. They’re cartoons... 58233026@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:32:02 MDT Letter: Bump Catholic schools to 4A athletics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233065-82/schools-catholic-athletes-football.html.csp As high school football is about to begin, can the UHSAA make some better rules when it comes to recruitment? As Juan Diego Catholic and Judge Memorial Catholic can open and close the doors to any prep athlete, the UHSAA can make it fairer to the schools they compete against by bumping them up completely to class 4A. (Judge Memorial plays 3A in football and 4A in basketball and baseball.) That should be a consequence for being able to recruit junior high school athletes entering high school and... As high school football is about to begin, can the UHSAA make some better rules when it comes to recruitment? As Juan Diego Catholic and Judge Memorial Catholic can open and close the doors to any prep athlete, the UHSAA can make it fairer to the schools they compete against by bumping them up completely to class 4A. (Judge Memorial plays 3A in football and 4A in basketball and baseball.) That should be a consequence for being able to recruit junior high school athletes entering high school and... 58233065@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:32:02 MDT Letter: No such thing as “botched execution” http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233077-82/botched-compassion-execution-convicted.html.csp In my opinion there is no such thing as a “botched execution” for convicted murderers. How can one feel compassion when this person takes another life? Where is the compassion felt for the victim? Jim Dublinski Salt Lake City In my opinion there is no such thing as a “botched execution” for convicted murderers. How can one feel compassion when this person takes another life? Where is the compassion felt for the victim? Jim Dublinski Salt Lake City 58233077@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:32:02 MDT Letter: Rabbi is right about Bagley cartoons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233114-82/tribune-cartoons-rabbi-bagley.html.csp Right on, Rabbi. I am an Irish Protestant. I also found the cartoons you mentioned in your opinion piece offensive for the same reasons you discussed (“What’s in a cartoon? Tribune should know better,” July 26). A political cartoonist’s intent is understandable, but if, as you found out, “….that editorial cartoons do not need to be factually accurate…” then to what conclusions should Tribune readers arrive when viewing them? How would Mr. Bagley answer (based on facts) the following question? Th... Right on, Rabbi. I am an Irish Protestant. I also found the cartoons you mentioned in your opinion piece offensive for the same reasons you discussed (“What’s in a cartoon? Tribune should know better,” July 26). A political cartoonist’s intent is understandable, but if, as you found out, “….that editorial cartoons do not need to be factually accurate…” then to what conclusions should Tribune readers arrive when viewing them? How would Mr. Bagley answer (based on facts) the following question? Th... 58233114@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:32:02 MDT Editorial: Utah should do more to make cannabis extract available http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233518-82/utah-state-cannabis-colorado.html.csp Often, the divide between the “conservative” and the “progressive” political points of view comes down to the former believing that the latter is rushing headlong into anarchy, which will harm the weak and innocent, while the latter sees the former as clinging to an unreasonable fear of change, even when that change promises to be liberating. There’s an issue on which both sides of Utah’s political divide could get together. As unlikely as it may sound, that’s marijuana. Not marijuana in the re... Often, the divide between the “conservative” and the “progressive” political points of view comes down to the former believing that the latter is rushing headlong into anarchy, which will harm the weak and innocent, while the latter sees the former as clinging to an unreasonable fear of change, even when that change promises to be liberating. There’s an issue on which both sides of Utah’s political divide could get together. As unlikely as it may sound, that’s marijuana. Not marijuana in the re... 58233518@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:32:02 MDT Letter: Get serious about common crime, SLC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232961-82/police-serious-anything-common.html.csp We live downtown, and we went for a walk late this afternoon. On the way we passed some poor visitors who had left their rented vehicle parked on Main Street just north of Temple Square. They had a window smashed and purse stolen. This has been going on constantly for the last few months, in broad daylight, and at lots of other places such as meetinghouses. The police aren’t doing anything serious about it. When we came back the other direction a half hour later, the visitors were still wai... We live downtown, and we went for a walk late this afternoon. On the way we passed some poor visitors who had left their rented vehicle parked on Main Street just north of Temple Square. They had a window smashed and purse stolen. This has been going on constantly for the last few months, in broad daylight, and at lots of other places such as meetinghouses. The police aren’t doing anything serious about it. When we came back the other direction a half hour later, the visitors were still wai... 58232961@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:32:01 MDT Outsiders in their own faith, some Utah Muslims turn to one another http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58225129-78/says-islam-muslims-faith.html.csp They regularly declare their faith in Allah as God and Muhammad as his prophet. They pray five times a day. They give to the poor. They travel at least once in their lives to Mecca. And, like more than a billion Muslims worldwide, they have been fasting from sunup to sundown for a monthlong religious obligation known as Ramadan. But these Utah believers — as converts, women, Americans or gays — sometimes feel like outsiders in their own faith. “We pray alone, fast alone and worship alone,” says... They regularly declare their faith in Allah as God and Muhammad as his prophet. They pray five times a day. They give to the poor. They travel at least once in their lives to Mecca. And, like more than a billion Muslims worldwide, they have been fasting from sunup to sundown for a monthlong religious obligation known as Ramadan. But these Utah believers — as converts, women, Americans or gays — sometimes feel like outsiders in their own faith. “We pray alone, fast alone and worship alone,” says... 58225129@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:02:56 MDT NBA: Utah Jazz players look to make an impact on world stage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58230459-87/jazz-team-millsap-camp.html.csp Summer league is over. Training camp is still two months away. So, naturally, it’s time for basketball. Basketball’s World Cup starts late next month in Spain, and a few members of the Utah Jazz are hoping to make their presence known on the global stage. Dante Exum (and Jazz summer leaguer Brock Motum) have returned to Australia to prepare for the tournament. Center Rudy Gobert is back home in France. And Utah’s new max-man, Gordon Hayward, will begin his quest to earn a spot on the United Stat... Summer league is over. Training camp is still two months away. So, naturally, it’s time for basketball. Basketball’s World Cup starts late next month in Spain, and a few members of the Utah Jazz are hoping to make their presence known on the global stage. Dante Exum (and Jazz summer leaguer Brock Motum) have returned to Australia to prepare for the tournament. Center Rudy Gobert is back home in France. And Utah’s new max-man, Gordon Hayward, will begin his quest to earn a spot on the United Stat... 58230459@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:58:07 MDT Op-ed: Don’t let consultants take away golf courses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232884-82/golf-savings-lake-salt.html.csp Mayor Ralph Becker was a consultant before he became mayor of Salt Lake City. Consultants are canny people. They listen to what their clients want to achieve and provide elaborate rationalizations as to why and how what their clients want makes sense. Consultants are in the business of making sure there will be more consulting jobs in the future. I mention this background in light of the consultant-driven effort to purge Salt Lake City of one, two or possibility three of its public golf courses.... Mayor Ralph Becker was a consultant before he became mayor of Salt Lake City. Consultants are canny people. They listen to what their clients want to achieve and provide elaborate rationalizations as to why and how what their clients want makes sense. Consultants are in the business of making sure there will be more consulting jobs in the future. I mention this background in light of the consultant-driven effort to purge Salt Lake City of one, two or possibility three of its public golf courses.... 58232884@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:41:01 MDT Latest Accord sedan is most fuel efficient http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58214970-79/accord-plug-electric-hybrid.html.csp The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn’t amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its “wow” factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year. This most fuel-thrifty Accord four door — the first with an electric plug — is propelled by stored electric power on most short trips of up to 13 miles. It carries along a 141-horsepower, four-cylinder engine for when trips go longer. But even on the longer trips, the ... The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn’t amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its “wow” factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year. This most fuel-thrifty Accord four door — the first with an electric plug — is propelled by stored electric power on most short trips of up to 13 miles. It carries along a 141-horsepower, four-cylinder engine for when trips go longer. But even on the longer trips, the ... 58214970@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:37:02 MDT Review: Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58214979-79/amazon-phone-fire-app.html.csp New York • What I find fascinating about Amazon’s Fire phone isn’t the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products. Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought to work. The iPhone and its Android smartphone rivals are so much alike that companies have been suing each other for stealing ideas. The Fire phone uses Android, but Amazon has modified it to the point that it’s barely recognizable. That means the phone o... New York • What I find fascinating about Amazon’s Fire phone isn’t the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products. Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought to work. The iPhone and its Android smartphone rivals are so much alike that companies have been suing each other for stealing ideas. The Fire phone uses Android, but Amazon has modified it to the point that it’s barely recognizable. That means the phone o... 58214979@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:37:02 MDT Bagley Cartoon: Comic Con Controversy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233869-82/bagley-cartoon-facebook-lake.html.csp This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday, July 28, 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 Tuesday, July 28, 2014.Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby. 58233869@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:25:06 MDT West’s largest coal-fired plant on track to close http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58233585-79/plant-epa-power-proposal.html.csp Flagstaff, Ariz. • The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating Station could either shut down one of the plant’s 750-megawatt units or reduce power generation by an equal amount... Flagstaff, Ariz. • The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating Station could either shut down one of the plant’s 750-megawatt units or reduce power generation by an equal amount... 58233585@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:19:43 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Why would you watch horrific TV violence? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58215952-223/williamson-didn-fun-sort.html.csp Kevin Williamson couldn’t have been surprised that the response to his new series “Stalker” has been critical. The writer/producers’s new CBS procedural drama, scheduled to premiere on Sept. 22, opens with a horrifying scene in which a stalker sets a young woman on fire. “That was maybe being a little flashy to try to get picked up,” said Williamson, trying to use humor to deflect criticism. It didn’t work. And that was, at least in part, because Williamson has a history of creating violence in... Kevin Williamson couldn’t have been surprised that the response to his new series “Stalker” has been critical. The writer/producers’s new CBS procedural drama, scheduled to premiere on Sept. 22, opens with a horrifying scene in which a stalker sets a young woman on fire. “That was maybe being a little flashy to try to get picked up,” said Williamson, trying to use humor to deflect criticism. It didn’t work. And that was, at least in part, because Williamson has a history of creating violence in... 58215952@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:18:45 MDT Attack on park in Gaza war kills nine children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58233014-68/gaza-israel-hamas-israeli.html.csp GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip • Signaling an escalation of Israel’s Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a “prolonged” war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City. In central Gaza City early Tuesday, at least two major explosions hit a media complex housing the offices of Hamas-run Al Aqsa television and radio. The blasts shook surrounding buildings and started a fire on ... GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip • Signaling an escalation of Israel’s Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a “prolonged” war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City. In central Gaza City early Tuesday, at least two major explosions hit a media complex housing the offices of Hamas-run Al Aqsa television and radio. The blasts shook surrounding buildings and started a fire on ... 58233014@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:17:53 MDT Man ordered to stand trial in Utah teen’s 1995 death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233487-78/simpson-according-death-injuries.html.csp Heber • After two days of testimony, a judge ordered a man accused of killing a teenage girl nearly 20 years ago near Heber to stand trial on homicide charges. Joseph Michael Simpson, 47, is charged in Wasatch County’s 4th District Court with aggravated murder, a first-degree felony. Prosecutors have opted not to seek the death penalty against the man, according to court records. After hearing evidence from several law enforcement officials about Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch’s December 1995 death,... Heber • After two days of testimony, a judge ordered a man accused of killing a teenage girl nearly 20 years ago near Heber to stand trial on homicide charges. Joseph Michael Simpson, 47, is charged in Wasatch County’s 4th District Court with aggravated murder, a first-degree felony. Prosecutors have opted not to seek the death penalty against the man, according to court records. After hearing evidence from several law enforcement officials about Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch’s December 1995 death,... 58233487@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:16:48 MDT Compound built for Warren Jeffs becomes bed and breakfast http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215703-78/amp-hildale-dockstader-jeffs.html.csp A spacious compound in Hildale was built to provide privacy for a polygamous sect leader. Now you can call and make a reservation. Warren Jeffs’ refuge has become America’s Most Wanted Suites — a reference to Jeffs’ time on the FBI’s list of 10 most wanted fugitives. New owner Willie Jessop is a former Jeffs protector and confidant who later sued his Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and won, purchasing the home with a $3.6 million credit bid during an April 2013 auctio... A spacious compound in Hildale was built to provide privacy for a polygamous sect leader. Now you can call and make a reservation. Warren Jeffs’ refuge has become America’s Most Wanted Suites — a reference to Jeffs’ time on the FBI’s list of 10 most wanted fugitives. New owner Willie Jessop is a former Jeffs protector and confidant who later sued his Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and won, purchasing the home with a $3.6 million credit bid during an April 2013 auctio... 58215703@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:16:36 MDT Salt Lake, San Diego comic con name feud would set precedent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58229373-78/comic-con-diego-san.html.csp A legal battle brewing between the behemoth San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake City’s young and burgeoning counterpart could have lasting ramifications for dozens of other comic book conventions. San Diego Comic-Con is warning Salt Lake Comic Con to change its name or face legal repercussions, arguing that the similar name can confuse people into thinking the two are affiliated. If the issue lands in court, Salt Lake City organizers say, dozens of other events that use the same name will be thre... A legal battle brewing between the behemoth San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake City’s young and burgeoning counterpart could have lasting ramifications for dozens of other comic book conventions. San Diego Comic-Con is warning Salt Lake Comic Con to change its name or face legal repercussions, arguing that the similar name can confuse people into thinking the two are affiliated. If the issue lands in court, Salt Lake City organizers say, dozens of other events that use the same name will be thre... 58229373@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:16:36 MDT Downtown Salt Lake streetcar coming later, but what about now? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224425-78/bus-circulator-council-downtown.html.csp Although the Salt Lake City Council has been wishing for a downtown transit circulator for years, it remains just that — an unfulfilled dream. But on Tuesday, the council will consider a proposal by Mayor Ralph Becker’s administration for a streetcar in the central business district. The plan is to run a streetcar line from the University of Utah west on 100 South or 200 South to 400 West, where it would turn south and continue to 900 South. The cost is estimated at $100 million to $200 million.... Although the Salt Lake City Council has been wishing for a downtown transit circulator for years, it remains just that — an unfulfilled dream. But on Tuesday, the council will consider a proposal by Mayor Ralph Becker’s administration for a streetcar in the central business district. The plan is to run a streetcar line from the University of Utah west on 100 South or 200 South to 400 West, where it would turn south and continue to 900 South. The cost is estimated at $100 million to $200 million.... 58224425@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:16:01 MDT Utah man upset by fireworks shoots up yard, police say http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233482-78/siufunua-suspect-fireworks-police.html.csp A man was arrested about 10:30 Friday night after he allegedly shot up his own yard because he was aggravated about the noise from neighbors’ fireworks. The 51-year-old suspect allegedly got into a fight with his wife about the fireworks that were being ignited around his house in Provo, said Provo police Lt. Mathew Siufunua. The suspect’s wife was worried that his shouting would wake her sister’s children, who were asleep in their house near 1200 West and 500 North, and she asked him to keep it... A man was arrested about 10:30 Friday night after he allegedly shot up his own yard because he was aggravated about the noise from neighbors’ fireworks. The 51-year-old suspect allegedly got into a fight with his wife about the fireworks that were being ignited around his house in Provo, said Provo police Lt. Mathew Siufunua. The suspect’s wife was worried that his shouting would wake her sister’s children, who were asleep in their house near 1200 West and 500 North, and she asked him to keep it... 58233482@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:51:02 MDT Officials: Funds secured for nuclear fuel project http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58233634-79/fuel-project-nuclear-money.html.csp Savannah River Site, S.C. • South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and members of her state’s congressional delegation say federal lawmakers have secured enough money to ensure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward. U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott said Monday that congressional budgets have the money to keep the mixed oxide fuel project from being suspended. Construction began on the plant in 2007. It is part of an agreement with Russia to turn nuclear weapons into reac... Savannah River Site, S.C. • South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and members of her state’s congressional delegation say federal lawmakers have secured enough money to ensure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward. U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott said Monday that congressional budgets have the money to keep the mixed oxide fuel project from being suspended. Construction began on the plant in 2007. It is part of an agreement with Russia to turn nuclear weapons into reac... 58233634@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:34:02 MDT NFL: Lynch’s absence opens field for Turbin, Michael in Seattle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58233226-77/michael-lynch-turbin-seattle.html.csp Renton, Wash. • The allure of Christine Michael’s potential was there the day the Seattle Seahawks surprised most by using a second-round pick on a running back when the position appeared to not be a priority. He was fast. Blazing fast, especially in the open field, with an element of power in the way he ran at Texas A&M. And then it never showed during the Seahawks’ Super Bowl run. Michael was rarely more than a spectator on Sundays as he struggled making the transition from the college game to... Renton, Wash. • The allure of Christine Michael’s potential was there the day the Seattle Seahawks surprised most by using a second-round pick on a running back when the position appeared to not be a priority. He was fast. Blazing fast, especially in the open field, with an element of power in the way he ran at Texas A&M. And then it never showed during the Seahawks’ Super Bowl run. Michael was rarely more than a spectator on Sundays as he struggled making the transition from the college game to... 58233226@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:31:02 MDT Smith & Wesson paying $2M to settle SEC charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58233603-79/company-smith-wesson-sec.html.csp Washington • Smith & Wesson has agreed to pay $2 million to settle civil charges of bribing government officials in Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries to win military and police business. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement Monday with the firearms maker, which fired its entire international sales staff after the alleged violations came to light. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., based in Springfield, Massachusetts, neither admitted nor denied wrongdoing. As the comp... Washington • Smith & Wesson has agreed to pay $2 million to settle civil charges of bribing government officials in Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries to win military and police business. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement Monday with the firearms maker, which fired its entire international sales staff after the alleged violations came to light. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., based in Springfield, Massachusetts, neither admitted nor denied wrongdoing. As the comp... 58233603@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:28:02 MDT Appeals court says St. Luke’s can run Saltzer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58233612-79/luke-saltzer-court-health.html.csp Boise • One of Idaho’s largest health care providers can continue to operate Nampa-based Saltzer Medical Group while it challenges a prior ruling that it broke antitrust laws in its buyout of Saltzer, according to a recent federal appeals court decision. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday the appeal is a top priority, the Idaho Statesman reported. Acknowledging that federal appeals cases usually take years to complete, the judges said they will schedule the case for the first open... Boise • One of Idaho’s largest health care providers can continue to operate Nampa-based Saltzer Medical Group while it challenges a prior ruling that it broke antitrust laws in its buyout of Saltzer, according to a recent federal appeals court decision. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday the appeal is a top priority, the Idaho Statesman reported. Acknowledging that federal appeals cases usually take years to complete, the judges said they will schedule the case for the first open... 58233612@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:28:02 MDT FAA proposes $12M fine for Southwest Airlines http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58233568-79/faa-southwest-airline-fine.html.csp Washington • The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. It is the second-largest fine the agency has proposed against an airline. The largest proposed fine was against American Airlines for $24.2 million in August 2010. That one was ultimately settled for $24.9 million as part of American’s bankruptcy proceedings, although the final se... Washington • The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. It is the second-largest fine the agency has proposed against an airline. The largest proposed fine was against American Airlines for $24.2 million in August 2010. That one was ultimately settled for $24.9 million as part of American’s bankruptcy proceedings, although the final se... 58233568@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:13:02 MDT Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58233069-79/lobster-red-fish-lopdrup.html.csp New York • Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it’s getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants. The changes mark the latest attempt by the struggling seafood to stop a years-long sales decline as it embarks on a new era. On Monday, Darden Restaurants Inc. said it completed its sale of the chain to investment firm Golden Gate Capital, despite contentious protests from activist invest... New York • Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it’s getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants. The changes mark the latest attempt by the struggling seafood to stop a years-long sales decline as it embarks on a new era. On Monday, Darden Restaurants Inc. said it completed its sale of the chain to investment firm Golden Gate Capital, despite contentious protests from activist invest... 58233069@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:35:24 MDT Salt Lake City police nab not-so-bright druggie http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233360-78/lake-salt-officers-police.html.csp Except for a brief foot chase, it may have been one of the easiest drug arrests ever for Salt Lake City police. About 12:30 a.m. Sunday, while officers were talking with another man on the street near 200 South and 500 West, the 23-year-old suspect walked to a nearby group seeking drug paraphernalia. When the group pointed out the police presence, the suspect ran. Officers pursued and apprehended him behind an adjacent building moments later. The man was booked into Salt Lake County Jail, where ... Except for a brief foot chase, it may have been one of the easiest drug arrests ever for Salt Lake City police. About 12:30 a.m. Sunday, while officers were talking with another man on the street near 200 South and 500 West, the 23-year-old suspect walked to a nearby group seeking drug paraphernalia. When the group pointed out the police presence, the suspect ran. Officers pursued and apprehended him behind an adjacent building moments later. The man was booked into Salt Lake County Jail, where ... 58233360@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:17:01 MDT Sidewalk gunfire has cops seeking W. Salt Lake City suspect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233224-78/suspect-black-police-red.html.csp Police were seeking leads in a weekend incident where a youth fired multiple gunshots at two men following him as he walked on a street in west Salt Lake City. The incident occurred 5:12 p.m. Sunday at 309 S. 1000 West. No one was hurt, but at least one of the bullets struck a nearby home. Police say a boy told two neighborhood men he had seen the suspect with a firearm. They in turn approached the suspect, who was walking with a female, and asked him if he had a gun. The suspect said he did not... Police were seeking leads in a weekend incident where a youth fired multiple gunshots at two men following him as he walked on a street in west Salt Lake City. The incident occurred 5:12 p.m. Sunday at 309 S. 1000 West. No one was hurt, but at least one of the bullets struck a nearby home. Police say a boy told two neighborhood men he had seen the suspect with a firearm. They in turn approached the suspect, who was walking with a female, and asked him if he had a gun. The suspect said he did not... 58233224@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:08:39 MDT Women claim to be ‘agents,’ steal W. Salt Lake City man’s car http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233261-78/women-lake-salt-agents.html.csp Two women claiming to be law enforcement officers duped a pair of west Salt Lake City men before driving off in a car belonging to one of them. Salt Lake Police Sgt. Robin Heiden said the men were approached by the women at 962 W. 200 South about 9 p.m. Sunday. After claiming to be “agents,” the women ordered the men to sit on the curb, saying that uniformed police were on the way to the scene. Meantime, the women — one a Latina about 30 years old, heavily built, with black hair and wearing a b... Two women claiming to be law enforcement officers duped a pair of west Salt Lake City men before driving off in a car belonging to one of them. Salt Lake Police Sgt. Robin Heiden said the men were approached by the women at 962 W. 200 South about 9 p.m. Sunday. After claiming to be “agents,” the women ordered the men to sit on the curb, saying that uniformed police were on the way to the scene. Meantime, the women — one a Latina about 30 years old, heavily built, with black hair and wearing a b... 58233261@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:02:02 MDT Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232831-79/coal-global-energy-exports.html.csp Newport News, Va. • As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama’s strategy for reducing the gases blamed for climate change and reveals a little-discussed side effect of countries acting alone on a global problem. The contribution of thi... Newport News, Va. • As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama’s strategy for reducing the gases blamed for climate change and reveals a little-discussed side effect of countries acting alone on a global problem. The contribution of thi... 58232831@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:29:02 MDT Five things to know about coal trade, global warming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232844-79/coal-exports-global-demand.html.csp As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue: 1. AS U.S. REDUCES COAL USE, DEMAND RISES GLOBALLY. Over the past six years, the U.S. has cut consumption by 195 million tons as power plants have burned cheaper natural gas instead. The Environmental Protection ... As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue: 1. AS U.S. REDUCES COAL USE, DEMAND RISES GLOBALLY. Over the past six years, the U.S. has cut consumption by 195 million tons as power plants have burned cheaper natural gas instead. The Environmental Protection ... 58232844@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:29:02 MDT U.S. companies fishing for growth overseas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232692-79/companies-growth-company-percent.html.csp San Francisco • Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts’ projections in their latest quarters. Prodded by the steadily rising demand for Internet access and online services in developing countries, these technology companies will likely be wading even deeper into o... San Francisco • Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts’ projections in their latest quarters. Prodded by the steadily rising demand for Internet access and online services in developing countries, these technology companies will likely be wading even deeper into o... 58232692@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:28:01 MDT Utah man taken for $43,000 in fraudulent business scheme, police say http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233176-78/police-fire-martinez-orem.html.csp Ignoring the Great Commandment to love thy neighbor as thyself, a Lindon man was arrested Friday on suspicion of defrauding his neighbor instead. The victim of the alleged fraud told Orem police his neighbor had bilked him out of $43,000 over a three-year period to purportedly start a business that sold “a fire suppression system,” Orem police said in a press release. The product, said Orem police Lt. Craig Martinez, would detect when a house was on fire and suck up water from the homeowner’s sw... Ignoring the Great Commandment to love thy neighbor as thyself, a Lindon man was arrested Friday on suspicion of defrauding his neighbor instead. The victim of the alleged fraud told Orem police his neighbor had bilked him out of $43,000 over a three-year period to purportedly start a business that sold “a fire suppression system,” Orem police said in a press release. The product, said Orem police Lt. Craig Martinez, would detect when a house was on fire and suck up water from the homeowner’s sw... 58233176@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:27:01 MDT Is your city, county raising property taxes? 40 are http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58223976-90/tax-215000-county-increase.html.csp Property valuation notices arriving this week contain some pricey news for many Utahns: 40 local governments are seeking tax hikes. That is slightly less than the 42 that raised them last year, but double the number that had boosted them in 2012. During the Great Recession and its aftermath, many governments tried to hold down tax increases. That may be over now, judging from the past two years. Utahns with the worst news are the 250 residents in tiny Rockville, Washington County, near Zion Nat... Property valuation notices arriving this week contain some pricey news for many Utahns: 40 local governments are seeking tax hikes. That is slightly less than the 42 that raised them last year, but double the number that had boosted them in 2012. During the Great Recession and its aftermath, many governments tried to hold down tax increases. That may be over now, judging from the past two years. Utahns with the worst news are the 250 residents in tiny Rockville, Washington County, near Zion Nat... 58223976@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:20:55 MDT Fake bomb left at Utah bank http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58233142-78/device-scott-explosive-package.html.csp A bomb squad was called to an Ogden credit union Monday morning after someone left what proved to be a fake explosive device at the drive-up window. Ogden police officials said someone placed a package in the “retractable teller window” at Wasatch Peaks Credit Union, 975 Washington Blvd., at about 10:30 a.m. Monday. With the package was a note saying the item was an explosive device, said Lt. Tim Scott. Scott said the Davis County bomb squad was called to the scene, and by 1:15 p.m., were able t... A bomb squad was called to an Ogden credit union Monday morning after someone left what proved to be a fake explosive device at the drive-up window. Ogden police officials said someone placed a package in the “retractable teller window” at Wasatch Peaks Credit Union, 975 Washington Blvd., at about 10:30 a.m. Monday. With the package was a note saying the item was an explosive device, said Lt. Tim Scott. Scott said the Davis County bomb squad was called to the scene, and by 1:15 p.m., were able t... 58233142@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:15:32 MDT Virginia gay-marriage ban ruled unconstitutional http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58233092-68/marriage-virginia-circuit-court.html.csp Richmond, Va. • Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South. “We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws,” Judge Henry Floyd wrote. The 2-1 ruling applies throughout the circuit that also includes West Virginia, Maryland, and the Carolina... Richmond, Va. • Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South. “We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws,” Judge Henry Floyd wrote. The 2-1 ruling applies throughout the circuit that also includes West Virginia, Maryland, and the Carolina... 58233092@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:55:35 MDT Hulu gets ‘South Park’ for a mere $80 million http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58183267-223/park-south-parker-episodes.html.csp BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — When the next batch of new “South Park” episodes premiere, you’ll be able to watch them on Comedy Central. On SouthPark.cc.com. And on Hulu. And it will be released on all three platforms at the same time. Not only that, but the entire catalogue of “South Park” episodes — 244 and counting — are now available on Hulu. When the new season begins in September, episodes will be available on both Hulu and SouthPark.cc.com as soon as they’re finished airing on Comedy Central. A... BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — When the next batch of new “South Park” episodes premiere, you’ll be able to watch them on Comedy Central. On SouthPark.cc.com. And on Hulu. And it will be released on all three platforms at the same time. Not only that, but the entire catalogue of “South Park” episodes — 244 and counting — are now available on Hulu. When the new season begins in September, episodes will be available on both Hulu and SouthPark.cc.com as soon as they’re finished airing on Comedy Central. A... 58183267@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:43:24 MDT Artists rule at Park City Kimball Arts Festival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58216236-223/park-festival-art-artists.html.csp For folks in Summit County, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival is a great party for the locals. For art lovers outside Summit County, the event — returning for its 45th year to Park City’s Main Street, Aug. 1-3 — is a chance to get out of the August heat and maybe take a weekend getaway. For artist Todd Anderson, the festival “changed my entire life.” Three years ago, Anderson, who lives in Sandy, was working a full-time job as a graphic designer. “Art has been my passion, but I kind of took th... For folks in Summit County, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival is a great party for the locals. For art lovers outside Summit County, the event — returning for its 45th year to Park City’s Main Street, Aug. 1-3 — is a chance to get out of the August heat and maybe take a weekend getaway. For artist Todd Anderson, the festival “changed my entire life.” Three years ago, Anderson, who lives in Sandy, was working a full-time job as a graphic designer. “Art has been my passion, but I kind of took th... 58216236@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:17:02 MDT Ryanair says quarterly earnings more than double http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232963-79/million-profit-percent-ryanair.html.csp London • Ryanair Holdings lifted its fiscal full-year profit goal after saying first-quarter profit more than doubled as it filled more seats and benefited from strong Easter travel. Profit after tax for the year through March 2015 probably will be $833 million to $871 million, an increase from a previous guidance of $780 million to $833 million, the Dublin-based airline said Monday. Profit after tax for the three months ended June 30 more than doubled to $265 million from $105 million, as sales... London • Ryanair Holdings lifted its fiscal full-year profit goal after saying first-quarter profit more than doubled as it filled more seats and benefited from strong Easter travel. Profit after tax for the year through March 2015 probably will be $833 million to $871 million, an increase from a previous guidance of $780 million to $833 million, the Dublin-based airline said Monday. Profit after tax for the three months ended June 30 more than doubled to $265 million from $105 million, as sales... 58232963@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:10:02 MDT Imaginary girl dressed for success http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58215392-223/quinoa-book-pinterest-writing.html.csp Have you heard of Quinoa? Not the grain. The toddler. Specifically, the precocious, fashion-forward toddler who’s the star of “How to Quinoa: Life Lessons from My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter,” recently published by Running Press. Quinoa’s creator, the very funny writer Tiffany Beveridge — a Utah native — talks with the Salt Lake Tribune about the inside Pinterest joke that went viral and landed her a book deal. For those of us who are tragically in the dark, will you explain who Quinoa is... Have you heard of Quinoa? Not the grain. The toddler. Specifically, the precocious, fashion-forward toddler who’s the star of “How to Quinoa: Life Lessons from My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter,” recently published by Running Press. Quinoa’s creator, the very funny writer Tiffany Beveridge — a Utah native — talks with the Salt Lake Tribune about the inside Pinterest joke that went viral and landed her a book deal. For those of us who are tragically in the dark, will you explain who Quinoa is... 58215392@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:01:01 MDT Mötley Crüe brings farewell tour to USANA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58216382-223/crüe-tour-cooper-mötley.html.csp Fans have learned not take farewell tours too seriously. Everyone from Cher to The Eagles has had a final concert tour, only to return again. So don’t get nostalgic on Friday when veteran rockers Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper bring “The Final Tour: All Bad Things Must Come to An End” to West Valley City’s Usana Amphitheatre. The original Southern California lineup of vocalist Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee has been touring on and off since the group form... Fans have learned not take farewell tours too seriously. Everyone from Cher to The Eagles has had a final concert tour, only to return again. So don’t get nostalgic on Friday when veteran rockers Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper bring “The Final Tour: All Bad Things Must Come to An End” to West Valley City’s Usana Amphitheatre. The original Southern California lineup of vocalist Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee has been touring on and off since the group form... 58216382@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:02 MDT Choral Artists want historic church to be permanent home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58175263-223/choral-lake-salt-slca.html.csp Salt Lake Choral Artists isn’t just a choir. It’s seven choirs under one umbrella, for starters. But singing is only half the story. SLCA also conducts a busy schedule of classes, workshops, retreats and outreach activities for interested singers and conductors at varying levels of proficiency. One of its signature offerings is the Summer Choral Institute, which for the past seven summers has brought together ad-hoc groups of adults and teens to perform choral masterworks, as well as lighter fa... Salt Lake Choral Artists isn’t just a choir. It’s seven choirs under one umbrella, for starters. But singing is only half the story. SLCA also conducts a busy schedule of classes, workshops, retreats and outreach activities for interested singers and conductors at varying levels of proficiency. One of its signature offerings is the Summer Choral Institute, which for the past seven summers has brought together ad-hoc groups of adults and teens to perform choral masterworks, as well as lighter fa... 58175263@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:57:51 MDT Gold bugs, Bitcoin believers in bid to supplant dollar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232951-79/bitcoin-gold-exchange-according.html.csp New York • Call it bitgold. It’s what you get when you combine bitcoin, one of the world’s newest would-be currencies, and gold, one of the oldest. Add mistrust of centralized authority, a dash of rebelliousness and a dollop of profit motive and you might have the Independence Coin, the first gold-backed crypto-money, unveiled this month at FreedomFest, a libertarian convention in -- where else? -- Las Vegas. “A staunch person who believes in the gold standard says bitcoin is valueless and ultim... New York • Call it bitgold. It’s what you get when you combine bitcoin, one of the world’s newest would-be currencies, and gold, one of the oldest. Add mistrust of centralized authority, a dash of rebelliousness and a dollop of profit motive and you might have the Independence Coin, the first gold-backed crypto-money, unveiled this month at FreedomFest, a libertarian convention in -- where else? -- Las Vegas. “A staunch person who believes in the gold standard says bitcoin is valueless and ultim... 58232951@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:57:01 MDT New Glinda to float onto the Capitol Theatre stage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58215719-223/wicked-beck-says-bohne.html.csp After 970 performances as “Wicked’s” Glinda, Gina Beck will be departing in a bubble for her last time from the Capitol Theatre stage. Chandra Lee Schwartz, a veteran of the touring and Broadway companies, will be reclaiming the character’s wand beginning July 29. Joining the cast as Boq is Etai BenShlomo, who previously played the role on Broadway. “Roles like this don’t come along very often,” says Schwartz while walking to rehearsal at the downtown Salt Lake City theater. “To get to come back... After 970 performances as “Wicked’s” Glinda, Gina Beck will be departing in a bubble for her last time from the Capitol Theatre stage. Chandra Lee Schwartz, a veteran of the touring and Broadway companies, will be reclaiming the character’s wand beginning July 29. Joining the cast as Boq is Etai BenShlomo, who previously played the role on Broadway. “Roles like this don’t come along very often,” says Schwartz while walking to rehearsal at the downtown Salt Lake City theater. “To get to come back... 58215719@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:54:51 MDT Carlos Santana wants to save the world with music http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57977555-223/santana-album-black-brothers.html.csp New York • Try to speak with Carlos Santana about his new album and he’ll want to talk about another topic: changing the world. The veteran musician, who has a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden on Tuesday, says he is planning a concert aimed at encouraging and motivating the development of young black and Latino men in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death and Donald Sterling’s racist comments. He wants to hold the event next year in Florida and is working with Harry Belafonte. “I’m not show biz a... New York • Try to speak with Carlos Santana about his new album and he’ll want to talk about another topic: changing the world. The veteran musician, who has a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden on Tuesday, says he is planning a concert aimed at encouraging and motivating the development of young black and Latino men in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death and Donald Sterling’s racist comments. He wants to hold the event next year in Florida and is working with Harry Belafonte. “I’m not show biz a... 57977555@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:53:36 MDT Train rocks Salt Lake City with free show http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58170009-223/com-twitter-train-href.html.csp The pop band Train played a free show Saturday outside of EnergySolutions Arena. Its opening act was another band that arrived in the 1990s — the Wallflowers. Meanwhile, bulls bucked inside the arena at the Days of ‘47 Rodeo. The pop band Train played a free show Saturday outside of EnergySolutions Arena. Its opening act was another band that arrived in the 1990s — the Wallflowers. Meanwhile, bulls bucked inside the arena at the Days of ‘47 Rodeo. 58170009@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:53:36 MDT DVD review • Depp is dull in high-tech ‘Transcendence’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58195879-223/depp-jack-sellers-tech.html.csp Grade • C DVD • Johnny Depp in “Transcendence” calls to mind the time Peter Sellers appeared on “The Muppet Show,” when Kermit told the actor he could “be yourself” and Sellers replied that “there is no me. There was a me once, but I had it surgically removed.” Depp, so good at unleashing his puckish humor from behind masks like Capt. Jack Sparrow or Willy Wonka, is lost here playing a regular guy, computer genius Will Caster — who is poisoned by anti-tech terrorists, but before he dies, he an... Grade • C DVD • Johnny Depp in “Transcendence” calls to mind the time Peter Sellers appeared on “The Muppet Show,” when Kermit told the actor he could “be yourself” and Sellers replied that “there is no me. There was a me once, but I had it surgically removed.” Depp, so good at unleashing his puckish humor from behind masks like Capt. Jack Sparrow or Willy Wonka, is lost here playing a regular guy, computer genius Will Caster — who is poisoned by anti-tech terrorists, but before he dies, he an... 58195879@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:53:36 MDT More than wishes transform characters in ‘Into the Woods’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/58207135-81/actors-woods-festival-musical.html.csp The idea of transformation — what happens after the “happily ever after” ending for beloved fairy-tale characters — drives the plot of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods,” now receiving a spirited production at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The characters’ physical onstage transformations underscore their emotional changes, says USF co-artistic director Brian Vaughn, who terms the show a “must-see” entry in the musical theater canon. Despite its silly-sounding story fracturing fairy ta... The idea of transformation — what happens after the “happily ever after” ending for beloved fairy-tale characters — drives the plot of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods,” now receiving a spirited production at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The characters’ physical onstage transformations underscore their emotional changes, says USF co-artistic director Brian Vaughn, who terms the show a “must-see” entry in the musical theater canon. Despite its silly-sounding story fracturing fairy ta... 58207135@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:53:36 MDT South Carolina woman makes clothes from castoffs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58207678-223/owens-says-columbia-sewing.html.csp COLUMBIA, S.C. • For Jillian Owens, some of her passion for fashion was motivated by a desire for new garments without the creation of more waste. And, she says openly on her blog, “I was also quite broke and couldn’t afford new clothes.” Since 2010, Owens has been delving into thrift store racks around her Columbia, South Carolina, home, taking what some may see as outdated castoffs and whipping them into hip, trendy fashions. She says she’s made hundreds of creations, donating many to charity ... COLUMBIA, S.C. • For Jillian Owens, some of her passion for fashion was motivated by a desire for new garments without the creation of more waste. And, she says openly on her blog, “I was also quite broke and couldn’t afford new clothes.” Since 2010, Owens has been delving into thrift store racks around her Columbia, South Carolina, home, taking what some may see as outdated castoffs and whipping them into hip, trendy fashions. She says she’s made hundreds of creations, donating many to charity ... 58207678@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:53:36 MDT Photos: Gary Clark Jr. at Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Garden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58216630-223/clark-guitar-butte-crowd.html.csp Ever since Gary Clark Jr. started tearing the roofs off bars in Austin, Texas, his reputation as a blues guitar virtuoso has become legendary. Rolling Stone dubbed him “The Chosen One.” But Clark Jr. may have proved it’s possible to live up to that kind of hype, as the Grammy-winning guitarist blazed through an explosive performance at Red Butte Amphitheater Sunday night. In contrast to his first major label album, Blak and Blu, which was an eclectic and all-over mix of blues, R&B, soul and funk... Ever since Gary Clark Jr. started tearing the roofs off bars in Austin, Texas, his reputation as a blues guitar virtuoso has become legendary. Rolling Stone dubbed him “The Chosen One.” But Clark Jr. may have proved it’s possible to live up to that kind of hype, as the Grammy-winning guitarist blazed through an explosive performance at Red Butte Amphitheater Sunday night. In contrast to his first major label album, Blak and Blu, which was an eclectic and all-over mix of blues, R&B, soul and funk... 58216630@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:53:36 MDT DVD review: ‘Noah’ weaves many mythologies to tell an old story in a new way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58221233-223/noah-ark-aronofsky-biblical.html.csp Grade • B DVD • Director Darren Aronofsky approaches his unconventional biblical epic “Noah” as someone who has questions, rather than having all the answers. Russell Crowe plays Noah with Old Testament fire, depicting the ark builder as a true believer who has been informed by The Creator (as God/Yahweh/Allah is referred to here) that the wicked Earth will be consumed by water. Noah builds his ark, while battling his upstart son Ham (Logan Lerman) and casting a watchful eye on his adopted dau... Grade • B DVD • Director Darren Aronofsky approaches his unconventional biblical epic “Noah” as someone who has questions, rather than having all the answers. Russell Crowe plays Noah with Old Testament fire, depicting the ark builder as a true believer who has been informed by The Creator (as God/Yahweh/Allah is referred to here) that the wicked Earth will be consumed by water. Noah builds his ark, while battling his upstart son Ham (Logan Lerman) and casting a watchful eye on his adopted dau... 58221233@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:53:36 MDT DVD review: Bad script strands funny ladies in ‘Other Woman’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58221237-223/carly-funny-kate-movie.html.csp Grade • D DVD • Whose movie is “The Other Woman”? Certainly, director Nick Cassavetes (“The Notebook”) and writer Melissa K. Stack have no clue what to do with the characters in this scatterbrained comedy. The ostensible star is Cameron Diaz, who plays Carly, a high-powered lawyer having a whirlwind romance with handsome financier Mark (“Game of Thrones’ ” Nicolaj Coster-Waldau). Then Carly learns Mark is married to the lovely but stressed-out Kate (Leslie Mann), and when they team up they dis... Grade • D DVD • Whose movie is “The Other Woman”? Certainly, director Nick Cassavetes (“The Notebook”) and writer Melissa K. Stack have no clue what to do with the characters in this scatterbrained comedy. The ostensible star is Cameron Diaz, who plays Carly, a high-powered lawyer having a whirlwind romance with handsome financier Mark (“Game of Thrones’ ” Nicolaj Coster-Waldau). Then Carly learns Mark is married to the lovely but stressed-out Kate (Leslie Mann), and when they team up they dis... 58221237@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:53:36 MDT