COLUMN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COLUMN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Kirby’s bowling-ball howitzer fun truly ‘mindless’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57798059-82/bowling-fun-ball-kirby.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57798059-82/bowling-fun-ball-kirby.html.csp">Letter: Kirby’s bowling-ball howitzer fun truly ‘mindless’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T13:53:52.13-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 01:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re the April 8 Tribune column titled “Kirby: ‘Walter’ the bowling-ball howitzer did us proud”: “Cows sleeping a quarter of a mile away jumped up and galloped frantically in the direction of Tooele.” “A seagull may have gotten its feelings hurt.” Does the writer enjoy causing distress to animals? Did one of his “salvos” land on a rabbit or a snake? Perhaps he does not care about that. Apparently, he is looking for more bowling balls as, “We couldn’t find all the ones we shot Saturday.” Doesn’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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57798059@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:53:52 MDT Letter: Legislature should fund schools, let teachers teach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57758988-82/teachers-legislature-rolly-teacher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57758988-82/teachers-legislature-rolly-teacher.html.csp">Letter: Legislature should fund schools, let teachers teach</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T01:01:03-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re Paul Rolly’s column, “Legislators, bureaucrats don’t trust teachers,” Opinion, March 28: I spent almost 20 years as a substitute teacher, mostly in high school. I spent two years in Vietnam; I was a crew member on a helicopter that crashed in the Pacific Ocean; and I retired after 24 years as a firefighter. I have to say that nothing scared me more than the first time I walked into a high school class to take over for the absent teacher. Unlike Mr. Rolly, I did not have the luxury of havin...</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> 57758988@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Ann Cannon: Taking the plunge (sorry, Mom) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57753629-223/cannon-george-mom-zip.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57753629-223/cannon-george-mom-zip.html.csp">Ann Cannon: Taking the plunge (sorry, Mom)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ann Cannon</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T09:51:58.309-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 09:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NOTE: IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE MY MOTHER, PLEASE DON’T READ THIS COLUMN. (That means you, Mom.) The reason I don’t want my mother to read this column is that I wasn’t entirely truthful with her about my plans for last weekend. She called to ask what I was doing. I told her that my husband had business in St. George and that I was going along for the ride. All of which is true. So far . . . OK. When she heard I was heading for St. George she basically told me not to do anything stupid. She always sa...</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> 57753629@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:51:58 MDT Letter: Abortion sometimes prevents a horrible life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57712389-82/abortion-born-beating-column.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57712389-82/abortion-born-beating-column.html.csp">Letter: Abortion sometimes prevents a horrible life</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T07:45:35.063-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 07:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re Leonard Pitts column, “Who speaks for the voiceless once they are born?” Opinion, March 19: Such a sad and disturbing article. I recall when the anti-abortion slogan “Abortion Stops A Beating Heart” first appeared, there was a bumper sticker version saying, “Abortion Stops a Beating.” If a woman detests a developing baby enough to rip it out of her body and discard it (for whatever reason, she best knows) how can she be expected to nurture and love it after it is born? In a perfect world, all...</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> 57712389@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:45:35 MDT Kirby: Anger, outrage come with 20 years of writing about Mormons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57707526-80/mormons-kirby-com-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57707526-80/mormons-kirby-com-sltrib.html.csp">Kirby: Anger, outrage come with 20 years of writing about Mormons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T20:18:44.776-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 08:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This September will mark 20 years that I’ve worked for The Salt Lake Tribune. It’s still a bit hard to get my head around. That’s an eternity in my employment history. Before this I rarely lasted a similar number of months at a job, and usually for the same reasons I ended up at The Tribune: irreverence. Ironically, I was hired in large part because I am Mormon. It makes sense in a way. It’s easier to get away with lampooning something if you’re a legitimate part of it. It’s like making fun of ...</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> 57707526@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:18:44 MDT Letter: Rolly is wrong in comparing Govs. Christie, Matheson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57596682-82/christie-gov-matheson-jersey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57596682-82/christie-gov-matheson-jersey.html.csp">Letter: Rolly is wrong in comparing Govs. Christie, Matheson</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T01:01:02.763-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I usually enjoy Paul Rolly’s column and don’t mind who the target is. However I believe that Monday’s column comparing Gov. Chris Christie to Gov. Scott Matheson is completely off base (“Chris Christie could learn from former Utah governor Matheson,” Opinion, Feb. 24). One need only look back a year and a half, when Gov. Christie responded to the impacts of Superstorm Sandy. The devastation was apparently similar to the situation handled by Gov. Matheson. However the reaction of Gov. Christie ...</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> 57596682@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 01:01:02 MDT Letter: Maybe Pyle should have used different word http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57575259-82/pyle-bit-column-kansas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57575259-82/pyle-bit-column-kansas.html.csp">Letter: Maybe Pyle should have used different word</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T01:01:06.576-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Since my arrival in Utah just over two years ago, I have been a regular subscriber to the Salt Lake Tribune as well as an admirer of George Pyle’s work. In Pyle’s recent column, “Cheer up, Utah, at least you aren’t living in Kansas,” Opinion, Feb. 16, he wrote, “Such melding of religion and politics still has quite a bit of strength in it.” Is he sure this wasn’t to have read, “Such melding of religion and politics still has quite a bit of stench in it”? Andrew Chouiniere 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> 57575259@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:01:06 MDT