CHOICE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHOICE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Pitts: John Seigenthaler, a man who made different choices http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58189662-82/seigenthaler-president-john-choice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58189662-82/seigenthaler-president-john-choice.html.csp">Pitts: John Seigenthaler, a man who made different choices</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leonard Pitts Jr.</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Miami Herald</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T11:00:45.48-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 11:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here we go again. Same stuff, different day. Deja vu all over again. A monthly New York newspaper, The WestView News, uses an objectionable headline (“The N----r In The White House”) on a piece in its July edition, which argues that much of the shrill hatred toward President Obama is rooted in racism. Not surprisingly, the headline gets more attention than the argument. Then on Sunday, Attorney General Eric Holder again blames “racial animus” for some of the more strident opposition to the presi...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58189662@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:00:45 MDT Letter: Casting the first stone? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147652-82/dog-ashley-casting-child.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58147652-82/dog-ashley-casting-child.html.csp">Letter: Casting the first stone?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:40:02.582-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An adage remembered from my childhood is “Honest reflection is good for the soul.” The two people who attacked Ashley Simmons in the Public Forum may not have heard that one. Or maybe they just never hear about the starving or sick child in Africa or numerous other locations that “could be saved for a just a few cents a day” (less than the cost of feeding a medium-sized dog in the United States). The confessed dog owner does not recognize that by owning the dog she is daily making the same choi...</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> 58147652@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:40:02 MDT Letter: Real mothers choose kids over dogs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58142019-82/dog-dogs-child-choice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58142019-82/dog-dogs-child-choice.html.csp">Letter: Real mothers choose kids over dogs</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T15:20:02.189-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 03:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I cannot believe the letter that was published in the Opinion section of the Tribune (“My Dogs Over Your Child,” July 1)! Ashley Simmons states that, “given the choice between saving the life of my dogs over that of someone else’s child, I would save my dogs every time; just as any mother would do given the same choice.” What?! I am a mother and a dog owner, and I would never choose to save my dog over a child. I dare say that any real mother would always choose to save a child over a dog. I...</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> 58142019@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:20:02 MDT Letter: I would save my dogs over your children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58132158-82/child-dogs-dog-choice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58132158-82/child-dogs-dog-choice.html.csp">Letter: I would save my dogs over your children</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T16:46:01.938-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Regarding (“Lost child still more important than a dog,” June 29): Just because the law states that dogs are property does not make it right. As a person who has shared her entire life with dogs, and never wanted to have human children, I can unequivocally say my dogs are my children. I cook for them, play with them, educate them, spend thousands on their health care and tend to their every need. I would kill to protect them. Given the choice between saving the life of my dogs or that of someone...</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> 58132158@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:46:01 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: No trademark for Washington’s team name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58083722-66/washington-2014-com-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58083722-66/washington-2014-com-http.html.csp">The Cricket’s Daily 3: No trademark for Washington’s team name</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T07:04:58.258-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 07:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • So now will Washington’s NFL franchise change its name? The U.S. Patent Office has canceled the trademarks related to the team’s name, because it’s “disparaging to Native Americans.” [The Washington Post] • “The Vampire Diaries” and “Pretty Little Liars” lead the nominees for the Teen Choice Awards. [Entertainment Weekly] • Author Daniel Keyes, who wrote the famed novella “Flowers for Algernon,” has died at age 86. The story of a mentally impair...</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> 58083722@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:04:58 MDT Did Mormon Tabernacle Choir send message of support to Pride Festival? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58056402-63/choice-choir-gay-message.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/58056402-63/choice-choir-gay-message.html.csp">Did Mormon Tabernacle Choir send message of support to Pride Festival?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T14:39:55.226-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 02:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The choice of music in Sunday's edition of "Music and the Spoken Word" seemed somewhat startling to some people. As the Gay Pride Parade was gearing up a few blocks away, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." That song, from "The Wizard of Oz," has become a gay anthem over the years. And at least a few locals were wondering if there was some kind of subtext to the song choice. If the MoTabs were sending a message of support. That is, of course, incredibly unlikely. OK, i...</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> 58056402@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:39:55 MDT Married same-sex couple in Utah parade: ‘Love is not a choice’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58036354-78/married-choice-love-parade.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58036354-78/married-choice-love-parade.html.csp">Married same-sex couple in Utah parade: ‘Love is not a choice’</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="2014-06-10T09:17:21.859-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wearing all white and ringing bells, Utah’s married gay couples, and others from surrounding states, stretched for a full city block at the head of the 2014 Pride Parade, trailing a massive float carrying among others Michael Ferguson and Seth Anderson, the first same-sex partners to wed in Utah. Many carried signs with their names, their wedding date and the years they have been together. That included Jody Senninger and Connie Christensen of Heber. In their 18 years together, they have experie...</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> 58036354@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:17:21 MDT Daughter’s smoking is reaction to parents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57993878-223/smoking-carolyn-daughter-choice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57993878-223/smoking-carolyn-daughter-choice.html.csp">Daughter’s smoking is reaction to parents</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-01T22:02:33.93-06:00">Updated Jun 1, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dear Carolyn • My husband and I are very anti-smoking. Both of his parents died before age 65 due to health complications related to smoking. My mom, a smoker for decades, has reached her 70s, but with diminished quality of life. We were, therefore, deeply disturbed when our daughter came home with a suitcase that reeked of cigarettes. We asked her about it and after the typical deflective responses, she admitted that, yes, she “and a few friends” smoke sometimes. We are unbelievably frustrate...</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> 57993878@www.sltrib.com Sun, 01 Jun 2014 22:02:33 MDT