BALANCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BALANCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah gymnastics: Disappointment still fresh, Utes look to future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57845703-89/utes-utah-beam-gymnastics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57845703-89/utes-utah-beam-gymnastics.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Disappointment still fresh, Utes look to future</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T19:52:35.552-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Even through the fresh sting of a disappointing and shocking loss, Utah’s gymnastics team seemed determined to focus on the positives of their 2014 campaign. The Utes, who finished the regular season ranked fifth, had one of their better seasons in recent memory, claiming the school’s first Pac-12 title, winning another region title and boasting a school record nine All-Americans. “We have a lot of good memories,” junior Georgia Dabritz said. “We can’t let one outcome affect how we feel about th...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57845703@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:52:35 MDT Utah gymnastics: Utes leave NCAAs empty-handed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57842388-89/dabritz-utah-vault-floor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57842388-89/dabritz-utah-vault-floor.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Utes leave NCAAs empty-handed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T23:29:54.94-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Birmingham, Ala. • Utah’s gymnastics team left the NCAA Championships not only discouraged but empty-handed as well, as the Utes failed to snag any of the individual titles up for grabs on Sunday at the Birmingham Convention Complex. Utah’s Georgia Dabritz finished ninth out of 12 competitors on the vault with a 9.8667, Becky Tutka finished 11th on the floor with a 9.85 and senior Nansy Damianova finished 13th on the floor with a 9.7375. All three had nice routines, but hops on landings cost the...</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> 57842388@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:29:54 MDT College gymnastics: Florida, Oklahoma tie for title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840607-77/florida-oklahoma-title-alabama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840607-77/florida-oklahoma-title-alabama.html.csp">College gymnastics: Florida, Oklahoma tie for title</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T16:58:19.442-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Birmingham, Ala. • Georgia had the throwback leotards and Alabama had the home crowd, but in the end it was a mix of old and new that won the NCAA Gymnastics Championships here at the Birmingham Convention Complex. Florida, which won its first national title last year, finished in a tie with Oklahoma for the championship on Saturday. The meet came down to the final rotation, where Alabama led 148.7, Oklahoma was second with 148.625 and Florida was third with 148.55. Georgia, which started with a...</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> 57840607@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:58:19 MDT Utah Gymnastics: Utes ready for NCAA prelims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57836538-89/utes-utah-ncaa-gymnastics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57836538-89/utes-utah-ncaa-gymnastics.html.csp">Utah Gymnastics: Utes ready for NCAA prelims</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T17:34:07.193-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Birmingham, Ala. • Utah’s final preparation for the NCAA Gymnastics Championships went well enough to leave the Utes relaxed and confident for their preliminary round scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. MT. Live coverage from the meet can be found on www.ncaa.com. The fifth-ranked Utes will compete against UCLA, Florida, Penn State, Alabama and Nebraska with the top three teams advancing to Saturday’s Super Six. Friday’s afternoon session, which begins at noon MT, features Oklahoma, Illinois, Georgia...</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> 57836538@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:34:07 MDT Ryan unveils House GOP budget claiming balance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57758472-68/budget-cuts-ryan-medicare.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57758472-68/budget-cuts-ryan-medicare.html.csp">Ryan unveils House GOP budget claiming balance</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW TAYLOR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T18:04:34.247-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 06:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in federal spending over coming decade and promises to balance the government’s books with wide-ranging cuts in programs like food stamps and government-paid health care for the poor and working class. Ryan’s plan would also cut Pell Grants for low-income students and pensions for federal workers, while steering away from cuts to benefits for senior citizens, a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577584722014-04-01T18:04:34.247-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T18:04:34.247-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758472@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:04:34 MDT Plays portray contemporary Mormon women with balance and compassion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57744045-223/women-plays-samuelsen-kell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57744045-223/women-plays-samuelsen-kell.html.csp">Plays portray contemporary Mormon women with balance and compassion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Barbara M. Bannon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T09:03:52.156-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 09:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Why are you my friend?” Brandie asks Kell in “Bar & Kell,” the first of Eric Samuelsen’s three plays in Plan-B Theatre Company’s world-premiere production of “3,” now at the Rose Wagner. Kell isn’t sure how to respond. She and Bar have set out to transform Brandie’s life as their do-good neighborhood project. She stammers, “Because I want things to be better for you than they are.” It’s partly true, but what Kell really wonders is, “Was I helping her or just trying to feel better about me?” M...</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> 57744045@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:03:52 MDT Letter: A teenager could solve school lunch problem with technology http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57712520-82/lunch-parents-account-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57712520-82/lunch-parents-account-letter.html.csp">Letter: A teenager could solve school lunch problem with technology</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T07:45:35.087-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 07:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I have to respond to JC Smith’s letter, “Get over it, parents” (Forum, March 19) in which he/she chides “irresponsible parents” for ignoring payment due for school lunches. I have had children in the public schools for years. At the beginning of every school year, I put $200 into their school lunch account. Each year, sometime in the spring, my children will let me know that their lunch money ran out and they had to go without lunch that day. That is my one and only notice that it is time to ...</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> 57712520@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:45:35 MDT Utah gymnastics: Gymnasts land 1st Pac-12 title for Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57715686-77/utes-utah-dabritz-title.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57715686-77/utes-utah-dabritz-title.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Gymnasts land 1st Pac-12 title for Utes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T23:11:29.242-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 11:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berkeley • All the pressure and all the expectations that Utah’s gymnastics team would be the first program from the school to win a Pac-12 championship is over. There are no more ifs or whens for the Utes. They are the Pac-12 champions. The Utes turned their fortunes in stunning fashion from last year’s disappointing third-place finish as the Utes swept virtually every award Saturday at the championships hosted by Cal. The Utes won the meet with a 197.925, their second-highest score of the sea...</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> 57715686@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:11:29 MDT Op-ed: Wasatch ski resorts should stay within their boundaries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57709748-82/wasatch-backcountry-resort-winter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57709748-82/wasatch-backcountry-resort-winter.html.csp">Op-ed: Wasatch ski resorts should stay within their boundaries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jamie Kent</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T01:01:07.462-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In light of Ski Utah’s recent “OneWasatch” proposal to connect all seven ski resorts in the Central Wasatch with new ski lifts, allow me to provide a different perspective from those of us who enjoy accessing Utah’s world-renowned snow and terrain under our own power and who come to the Wasatch seeking a true backcountry experience. I am a founding member of a new grassroots organization called Wasatch Backcountry Alliance that is focused on advocating for the backcountry community involved in ...</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> 57709748@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:01:07 MDT Utah gymnastics: Utes hope to bring home Pac-12 title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57713525-89/utes-pac-season-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57713525-89/utes-pac-season-utah.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Utes hope to bring home Pac-12 title</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T23:27:17.683-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah junior Becky Tutka might be one of Utah’s most entertaining gymnasts when it comes to playing to the crowd and having fun on the floor, but if the Pac-12 Championships are involved, she means nothing but serious business. “I have no doubt we can win this,” she said. “Especially after last weekend, this team is peaking at the right time. I know we can win.” That is a big statement coming from a gymnast whose team has fallen short in postseason competitions recently. But it also reflects the ...</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> 57713525@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:27:17 MDT Utah gymnastics: Utes will wait to last minute to decide beam lineup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57713971-89/utah-beam-marsden-saturday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57713971-89/utah-beam-marsden-saturday.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Utes will wait to last minute to decide beam lineup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T16:45:19.961-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berkeley, Calif. • Strong performances on the balance beam in Friday’s practice for the Pac-12 Championships have forced Utah’s coaches to delay deciding on the Utes’ balance beam lineup until Saturday. Utah coach Greg Marsden said he will wait to see how Georgia Dabritz, Breanna Hughes and Becky Tutka warm up before deciding who will compete in the Pac-12 Championships, which start at 2 p.m. Hughes competed on the beam in Utah’s last meet, scoring 9.875, and Tutka competed at Michigan, scoring ...</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> 57713971@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:45:19 MDT Transferring a credit card balance: Wise move? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57664834-79/balance-card-interest-rate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57664834-79/balance-card-interest-rate.html.csp">Transferring a credit card balance: Wise move?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEX VEIGA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T18:45:26.551-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 06:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Offers from credit card companies to temporarily skirt interest charges can be enticing. Reducing interest payments by transferring a balance from one card to another is a quick way to lower monthly finance charges. But taking advantage of such a promotion, even one offering a zero interest rate on balance transfers, doesn’t always pay off. That’s especially true for cardholders who have a tendency to carry a balance. That’s because once the low-rate period ends, interest on any unpaid charges s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576648342014-03-17T18:45:26.551-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-17T18:45:26.551-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57664834@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:45:26 MDT Utah gymnastics: Utes edge Georgia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57687688-89/beam-utes-utah-georgia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57687688-89/beam-utes-utah-georgia.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Utes edge Georgia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T23:31:38.308-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s fifth-ranked gymnastics team slammed the proverbial fork into the balance beam Saturday night — been there, done that, conquered it. The Utes used their best effort of the season — make that their best effort in several seasons — on the balance beam to beat No. 6 Georgia 198.025-197.6 in front of 15,224 at the Huntsman Center. Utah’s win was sealed when Georgia Dabritz scored a 9.95 on the floor, then senior Nansy Damianova put the exclamation mark on the night when she earned a 10.0 in ...</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> 57687688@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 23:31:38 MDT Police seek security balance for Boston Marathon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57655738-77/police-security-marathon-boston.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57655738-77/police-security-marathon-boston.html.csp">Police seek security balance for Boston Marathon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DENISE LAVOIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T13:10:49.664-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 01:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boston • The ladies of Wellesley College will still be allowed to plant kisses on passing runners and crowds will still flock to the finish line at the 118th Boston Marathon. But a year after deadly twin explosions turned the race’s festive final dash into a scene of devastation, police and organizers of the world’s oldest annual marathon find themselves balancing security with its traditionally festive atmosphere. “We want this event to be what it always has been, and that’s a special day for t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576557382014-03-09T13:10:49.664-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-09T13:10:49.664-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57655738@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 13:10:49 MDT Utah gymnastics: Utes feeling solid heading into home stretch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57607922-89/utes-beam-utah-marsden.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57607922-89/utes-beam-utah-marsden.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Utes feeling solid heading into home stretch</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T18:24:35.013-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 06:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The biggest sign that Utah’s fifth-ranked gymnastics team is much improved from a year ago isn’t the higher scores, the wins or the consistently solid routines they are performing. It is that the Utes have just three meets remaining, including Friday’s meet against Washington, and they aren’t panicking. At this point last year, the Utes were in a quandary, trying to devise solid lineups for events and work through some mental issues on the balance beam. Now, balance beam remains the Utes’ Achill...</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> 57607922@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:24:35 MDT Utah gymnastics: Utes conquer beam, Oregon State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57581716-77/utah-beam-utes-dabritz.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57581716-77/utah-beam-utes-dabritz.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Utes conquer beam, Oregon State</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T18:28:21.056-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 06:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Well at least Utah’s fourth-ranked gymnastics team can conquer the balance beam when they aren’t under pressure. The Utes (8-1, 5-1), who had a horrendous showing on the event Monday in a loss at Stanford, bounced back with one of their best efforts of the season on the apparatus, as they downed No. 11 Oregon State 197.575-196.45 in front of 14,693 at the Huntsman Center. Utah’s balance beam score of 49.175 was their second-best effort of the season, surpassed only by a 49.275 logged at Arizona...</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> 57581716@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:28:21 MDT