AMERICAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AMERICAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Delight at Days of ‘47 parade, Native American celebration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216140-78/parade-celebration-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58216140-78/parade-celebration-lake-salt.html.csp">Delight at Days of ‘47 parade, Native American celebration</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T21:02:48.23-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 09:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; A gigantic roaring Tyrannosaurus rex pulling a handcart, a cartoon Elvis and a huge cherry pie collided with a Native American dance off in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park Thursday, the meeting point for two major cultural events with ties to the founding of Utah. The Days of ‘47 parade, one of the nation’s largest, wound its way from Temple Square to Liberty Park on this Pioneer Day, which celebrates the Mormon pioneers who entered this valley in 1847. It included classic cars, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216140@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:02:48 MDT Cross-country runners prepare for season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58216878-52/cross-invite-aug-park.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58216878-52/cross-invite-aug-park.html.csp">Cross-country runners prepare for season</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T17:41:25.731-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 05:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lehi • While Utah’s high school football teams are busily preparing for their upcoming seasons, so are cross-country runners who often get up early in the day to beat the heat as they train for the upcoming season. Lehi staged a small media luncheon recently for some of its fall sports, and Pioneers cross-country coach Jamie Alviso was nice enough to talk about top returning runners Maddu Kauffman, Emily Anderson, Thomas Heaps, Conner Arnell and Sean Haggart. Like many of the top cross-country t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216878@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:41:25 MDT Airlines report big 2Q profits on strong demand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220757-79/airlines-american-percent-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58220757-79/airlines-american-percent-million.html.csp">Airlines report big 2Q profits on strong demand</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T13:40:02.442-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 01:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investing in airlines has long been the butt of jokes, especially when many U.S. carriers traipsed through bankruptcy court in the past decade. Now riding a post-merger tide of higher fares and stable fuel costs, those same airlines are piling up profits — and sharing the newfound riches with investors. American Airlines announced Thursday that it would pay its first dividend in 34 years, and both American and United Airlines announced big plans to buy back their own stock, a strategy designed t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582207572014-07-24T13:40:02.442-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T13:40:02.442-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58220757@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:40:02 MDT Letter: More midnight fireworks, please! http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216905-82/bed-fireworks-larger-midnight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216905-82/bed-fireworks-larger-midnight.html.csp">Letter: More midnight fireworks, please!</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:02.243-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There appears to be a need to explode things on Sunday and Monday nights in my neighborhood. After putting the kids to bed and lying in the dark with the cool evening breezes drifting through the house, we hear from some self-appointed people who get themselves all thrilled by firing off 10 or 20 really awesome kabooms, usually around 10 or 11 p.m. Sometimes they go the extra mile and celebrate our independence at 2 or 3 in the morning. Goodness, it’s just so patriotic I have to pinch myse...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216905@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:02 MDT Letter: World’s parents need access to firearms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206776-82/parents-firearms-hundred-access.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58206776-82/parents-firearms-hundred-access.html.csp">Letter: World’s parents need access to firearms</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:01.707-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two hundred Nigerian girls are kidnapped. Several hundred Central American children are sent hundreds of miles away from home ­— alone. In these areas of the world, the governments have failed, the criminals have taken over and the parents are powerless. Why? Because the citizens have no firearms. Joe Kolloch Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206776@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:01 MDT L.A. Daily News: Gov. Perry’s border stunt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215100-82/border-guard-national-gov.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215100-82/border-guard-national-gov.html.csp">L.A. Daily News: Gov. Perry’s border stunt</a></h4>