COLLINS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COLLINS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Collins: When the future looked so bright http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57859283-82/future-fair-computers-cars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57859283-82/future-fair-computers-cars.html.csp">Collins: When the future looked so bright</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GAIL COLLINS</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-24T13:27:04.258-06:00">Updated Apr 24, 2014 01:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Let’s talk future. This week is the golden anniversary of the opening of the 1964 New York World’s Fair, when visitors flocked to Queens to see exhibits that included a guy flying around with his jet pack, Michelangelo’s “Pieta,” the brand-new Ford Mustang and Walt Disney’s animated figurines singing “It’s a Small World (After All).” I am not quite sure we needed “It’s a Small World.” Nice sentiment, terrible tune. There were computers on display, performing exciting tasks like — looking up a da...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57859283@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:27:04 MDT Collins: Doomsayers can’t get anything right http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57831768-82/moon-blood-collins-doomsday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57831768-82/moon-blood-collins-doomsday.html.csp">Collins: Doomsayers can’t get anything right</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gail Collins</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T18:23:11.233-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 06:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Let’s talk about something cheerful. I nominate the apocalypse. You may not have noticed, but we survived an end-of-the-world moment again this week when a lunar eclipse made the moon look sort of reddish. This is known as a Blood Moon, and, in certain circles, it was seen as the Start of Something Big. “The heavens are God’s billboard,” said televangelist John Hagee, the author of the best-selling “Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change.” This is the same John Hagee who once theorized 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> 57831768@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:23:11 MDT UMass basketball player Gordon comes out as gay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57795998-77/gordon-gay-didn-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57795998-77/gordon-gay-didn-season.html.csp">UMass basketball player Gordon comes out as gay</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T21:35:15.749-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long. He couldn’t be himself. He considered giving up the sport he loved. Because he was gay, he distanced himself from teammates. “I was living life in shame,” the UMass guard said in a telephone interview. “It took a toll on me.” Gordon became the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball on Wednesday, making the announcement on ESPN and Outsports. Now he hopes to inspire others in similar situations. “It’s crazy that I’m the first,” he ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577959982014-04-09T21:35:15.749-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T21:35:15.749-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795998@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:35:15 MDT Woman faces sentence in breast feeding overdose death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57773977-68/breast-feeding-greene-morphine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57773977-68/breast-feeding-greene-morphine.html.csp">Woman faces sentence in breast feeding overdose death</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JEFFREY COLLINS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T09:58:56.777-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 09:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Columbia, S.C. • A judge has sentenced a South Carolina woman to 20 years in prison for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk. A Spartanburg County jury found 39-year-old Stephanie Greene guilty of homicide by child abuse Thursday. The former nurse said nothing in court Friday during her sentencing. A pathologist testified the infant had what could have been a lethal level of morphine for an adult in her system in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577739772014-04-04T09:58:56.777-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T09:58:56.777-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57773977@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:58:56 MDT MLB: Mets’ Murphy, Collins defend paternity leave http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57770406-77/murphy-noah-mets-collins.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57770406-77/murphy-noah-mets-collins.html.csp">MLB: Mets’ Murphy, Collins defend paternity leave</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T19:19:47.698-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 07:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Daniel Murphy is proud he put fatherhood ahead of baseball, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins thinks criticism his second baseman received for taking paternity leave this week was unfair. Murphy made his season debut Thursday, three days after the birth of son Noah. He called staying in Florida an extra day “the right decision to make” following wife Victoria’s cesarean section and said “we felt the best thing for our family was for me to stay.” He learned Sunday that his wife’s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577704062014-04-04T19:19:47.698-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T19:19:47.698-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57770406@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:19:47 MDT Golf: Phil Mickelson makes cut in Texas Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745576-77/mickelson-open-texas-round.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745576-77/mickelson-open-texas-round.html.csp">Golf: Phil Mickelson makes cut in Texas Open</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated PRess</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T23:33:52.217-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Antonio • Phil Mickelson made the cut on the number in the Texas Open on Friday, blasting out of a greenside water hazard to 5 feet to set up a birdie on the final hole. Mickelson shot a 2-under 70 after opening with a 77 — his worst score of the season — on TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course. Lefty was 11 strokes behind leader Steven Bowditch, the Australian who had a 67 to reach 8-under 136. Mickelson was in the stream that runs in front of the 18th green after attempting to reach the par ...</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> 57745576@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:33:52 MDT Pope selects women, victim for sex-abuse commission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57717818-68/church-francis-commission-members.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57717818-68/church-francis-commission-members.html.csp">Pope selects women, victim for sex-abuse commission</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T22:54:01.561-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 10:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">VATICAN CITY • Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission’s course and priorities: Half of the members are women, and one was assaulted by a priest as a child. The eight members were announced after Francis came under fire from victims’ groups for a perceived lack of attention to the abuse scandal, which has seriously damaged the Catholic Church’s reputation arou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577178182014-03-22T22:54:01.561-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-22T22:54:01.561-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57717818@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:54:01 MDT Senate reaches a bipartisan deal on restoring jobless aid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57679250-68/program-months-agreement-deal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57679250-68/program-months-agreement-deal.html.csp">Senate reaches a bipartisan deal on restoring jobless aid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jeremy w. Peters</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T19:58:44.947-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 07:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Senate on Thursday reached an agreement to pay for an extension of an unemployment assistance program that expired in December, leaving more than 1 million Americans who have been out of work for a half-year or longer without support from the federal government. The deal, which came after months of fitful negotiations, solves a problem on only one side of the Capitol, however. Getting the $10 billion measure through the Republican-controlled House will be another battle altoget...</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> 57679250@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:58:44 MDT Collins: Playing politics with school lunch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57673899-82/kids-lunch-ryan-collins.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57673899-82/kids-lunch-ryan-collins.html.csp">Collins: Playing politics with school lunch</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GAIL COLLINS</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T17:01:31.311-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 05:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Let’s consider school lunches. Always an important topic. But to be honest, it’s only coming up right now thanks to Rep. Paul Ryan, who took a strongly principled stand against school lunches in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference. (“What they’re offering people is a full stomach and an empty soul.”) Ryan’s point was that mothers who pack their children’s lunches are showing their love, while kids who get their food from the cafeteria lady will feel that nobody cares. Have y...</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> 57673899@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:01:31 MDT Judge rules Texas man can be tried for crime 13 years later http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57641707-68/collins-case-middleton-adult.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57641707-68/collins-case-middleton-adult.html.csp">Judge rules Texas man can be tried for crime 13 years later</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUAN A. LOZANO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T08:37:02.116-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 08:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Conroe, Texas • A Texas man accused of dousing a boy with gasoline and setting him on fire when he was a teenager can be tried as an adult for murder after the victim died from his burns nearly 13 years later, a judge ruled Thursday. Authorities allege that Don Willburn Collins was 13 when he attacked Robert Middleton in 1998 on his eighth birthday near the younger boy’s home in Splendora, about 35 miles northeast of Houston. Middleton was burned across 99 percent of his body and endured years o...</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> 57641707@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:37:02 MDT NBA: Collins gets to play, and will get to stick around http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57630867-77/collins-nets-game-nba.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57630867-77/collins-nets-game-nba.html.csp">NBA: Collins gets to play, and will get to stick around</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T17:18:03.762-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Jason Collins dealt with the ticket requests, handled the media responsibilities, then moved on to what he most wants to do in the NBA. “Win basketball games,” Collins said. He will get at least a few more chances. Collins played the final minutes of a winning home debut with the Brooklyn Nets, who cooled off the Chicago Bulls with a 96-80 victory Monday night. Finally playing at Barclays Center more than a week after returning to the NBA as the league’s first openly gay player, Colli...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576308672014-03-05T17:18:03.762-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-05T17:18:03.762-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57630867@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:18:03 MDT Jason Collins set for home debut with Brooklyn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57625198-77/collins-nets-game-basketball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57625198-77/collins-nets-game-basketball.html.csp">Jason Collins set for home debut with Brooklyn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Basketball Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T16:25:19.53-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 04:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Jason Collins has been warmly received in his historic return to the NBA. Now it’s time for his own fans to welcome him back. More than a week after becoming the league’s first openly gay player, Collins will finally get to play a home game Monday night when the Brooklyn Nets host the Chicago Bulls. “It will be a lot of fun,” Collins said. “I have some family and friends coming to the game. I’m looking forward to seeing them and obviously the first home game.” He has played hundreds i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576251982014-03-04T16:25:19.53-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-04T16:25:19.53-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57625198@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:25:19 MDT Nets’ Collins becomes NBA’s 1st openly gay player http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57590827-77/collins-nets-nba-player.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57590827-77/collins-nets-nba-player.html.csp">Nets’ Collins becomes NBA’s 1st openly gay player</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BERNIE WILSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T23:30:21.338-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Jason Collins heard his name called by Nets coach Jason Kidd early in the second quarter and headed to the scorer’s table to check in. When he walked onto the court, Collins became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the United States’ four major professional leagues. He understood the significance attached to his appearance in an NBA game, but he had a job to do. “It felt like, ‘I’ve done this thousands of times before,’” Collins said after Brooklyn’s 108-102 victory ag...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575908272014-02-24T23:30:21.338-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-24T23:30:21.338-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57590827@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:30:21 MDT Jason Collins, openly gay player, signs with Nets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57587583-77/nets-collins-jason-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57587583-77/nets-collins-jason-gay.html.csp">Jason Collins, openly gay player, signs with Nets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MAHONEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Basketball Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T16:39:36.967-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jason Collins has signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets and is set to become the first active openly gay player in the NBA. Collins will join the Nets for their game Sunday night in Los Angeles against the Lakers. The 35-year-old center revealed at the end of last season he is gay, but he was a free agent and had remained unsigned. Nets general manager Billy King says that “the decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision.” Collins has played 12 NBA seasons, including his first sev...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575875832014-02-25T16:39:36.967-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-25T16:39:36.967-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57587583@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:39:36 MDT