CONFERENCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONFERENCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348888-79/eeoc-farms-agreements-hawaii.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348888-79/eeoc-farms-agreements-hawaii.html.csp">Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:16:01.937-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Honolulu • A federal judge in Hawaii says she won’t consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval. U.S. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi is ordering the agency to hold the news conference by Friday. She said in her order issued last week that the EEOC didn’t follow rules when it filed the proposed agreements. The EEOC ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583488882014-08-28T17:16:01.937-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:16:01.937-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348888@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:16:01 MDT College football begins with low-key opening game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343182-77/game-college-games-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343182-77/game-college-games-state.html.csp">College football begins with low-key opening game</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T23:28:58.58-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Welcome back, college football! The major-college season begins Wednesday night with a game that won’t have any impact on the national championship race: Georgia State, starting its first year as a full-fledged FBS member, takes on Division I newcomer Abilene Christian at the Georgia Dome. It will be the first of three games in four days at the stadium in downtown Atlanta, the others having a bit more curb appeal. No. 18 Mississippi faces Boise State on Thursday night, then No. 2 Alaba...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583431822014-08-27T23:28:58.58-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T23:28:58.58-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343182@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:28:58 MDT BYU football: Cougars, UConn kindred spirits in new landscape http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58339172-88/byu-uconn-football-conference.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58339172-88/byu-uconn-football-conference.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars, UConn kindred spirits in new landscape</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T10:02:20.911-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • At first glance, Brigham Young University and its opponent in Friday’s college football season opener, the University of Connecticut, don’t have much in common. The ESPN-televised encounter is the first meeting between the schools; BYU is an independent, while UConn belongs to the American Athletic Conference. Known primarily in the college sports world as a basketball school, UConn is a public research institution, owned by the state of Connecticut, while BYU is a private school owned 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> 58339172@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:02:20 MDT Pac-12 notes: USC corner’s injury story being questioned http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58340117-89/pac-team-playoff-shaw.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58340117-89/pac-team-playoff-shaw.html.csp">Pac-12 notes: USC corner’s injury story being questioned</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T22:19:47.843-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The heart-warming story of USC cornerback Josh Shaw injuring himself while saving his nephew from drowning barely lasted a day before coming under scrutiny. Trojans coach Steve Sarkisian acknowledged Tuesday morning that the football program had gotten several calls "questioning the validity" of Shaw's narrative of how he sprained both his ankles, thus putting himself on the shelf for the start of USC's season. Shaw, a senior and team captain, was the subject of a Monday USC release describing h...</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> 58340117@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:19:47 MDT D.C. United takes down Kansas City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58329373-77/conference-kansas-sporting-toronto.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58329373-77/conference-kansas-sporting-toronto.html.csp">D.C. United takes down Kansas City</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T23:04:02.694-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Kan. • D.C. United shocked Sporting Kansas City with three first-half goals in an eight-minute span for a 3-0 victory on Saturday night in a matchup of the top teams in the MLS Eastern Conference. Fabian Espindola scored in the 24th minute, Chris Rolfe in the 28th and Perry Kitchen in the 31st to move United (13-7-4) one point ahead of Sporting KC (12-7-6) into the conference top spot. Luis Silva assisted on the first two goals. Red Bulls 4, Impact 2 • In Harrison, N.J., Thierry H...</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> 58329373@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:02 MDT 2015 Gymnastics schedule released http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58323872-55/gymnastics-aggies-schedule-conference.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58323872-55/gymnastics-aggies-schedule-conference.html.csp">2015 Gymnastics schedule released</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="2014-08-21T21:08:02.679-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah State's gymnastics schedule has been released, which features five meets in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, including the home opener against Air Force on Jan. 9. It marks the first time the Aggies have opened at home since 2011. This season the Aggies are competing in the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference, which has been sanctioned by the NCAA. The Aggies reached the regionals in 2013 for the first time since 2007. USU finished fifth and returns three all-conference honorees from that squad ...</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> 58323872@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:08:02 MDT Utah soccer: Experienced Utes ready to defy expectations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58322225-77/utes-team-utah-conference.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58322225-77/utes-team-utah-conference.html.csp">Utah soccer: Experienced Utes ready to defy expectations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T23:43:17.343-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seventh? Really, seventh? To the Utah women’s soccer team, it cries out for justification just how their squad, who finished third in 2013 and are returning nine starters, have been picked by the Pac-12’s coaches to finish in the bottom half of the conference. Of course, the Utes aren’t waiting for a recount. After a recent practice when the poll was brought up, Katie Taylor bit her lip before offering a measured reaction. “Every year we’ve tended to do better than we’re picked to finish,” she s...</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> 58322225@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:43:17 MDT Aggies' gymnastics conference now sanctioned by NCAA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58322769-55/conference-ncaa-aggies-gymnastics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58322769-55/conference-ncaa-aggies-gymnastics.html.csp">Aggies' gymnastics conference now sanctioned by NCAA</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="2014-08-21T14:39:02.386-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 02:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah State's gymnastics team received some good news Thursday with its conference, the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference, being officially sanctioned by the NCAA.Sanctioned sports and conferences have the benefit of more financial resources and exposure thanks to the partnership with the NCAA. The Aggies compete in the conference with Boise State, BYU, Denver and Southern Utah. The conference formed last year and had a good showing with each team reaching the NCAA Regional Championships and fin...</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> 58322769@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:39:02 MDT Utah officers put dent in heroin distribution http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58321511-78/heroin-gill-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58321511-78/heroin-gill-lake-salt.html.csp">Utah officers put dent in heroin distribution</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T22:22:11.577-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah officers have seized 31 pounds of heroin in Salt Lake County since April, putting a dent in the rising tide. The Metro Narcotics Task Force, made up of officers from nine local agencies, announced their success against the Mexican cartel-supported enterprise Thursday, including the arrests of 21 people, with more on the way. To give a scope of the victory, Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank pointed to a chart explaining how it would have taken street-level busts a quarter century 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> 58321511@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:22:11 MDT BYU's Holmoe hopes instate football rivalries continue well into next decade http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58320196-65/utah-byu-conference-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58320196-65/utah-byu-conference-mountain.html.csp">BYU's Holmoe hopes instate football rivalries continue well into next decade</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="2014-08-21T00:04:02.321-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 12:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For locals, the upcoming college football season just won’t be the same because BYU and Utah won’t play each other. Same deal next year. They will renew the rivalry on Sept. 10, 2016 at Utah. Last September, the rivals announced that they will also play in 2017 (Sept. 9) in Provo and in 2018 (Nov. 24) in Salt Lake City. What then? BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said Wednesday that he expects the rivalry to continue uninterrupted after that. “We are looking at it. Chris [Hill] and I,” Holmoe 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> 58320196@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:04:02 MDT Gauge of U.S. economy rises 0.9 percent in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321759-79/july-percent-economy-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321759-79/july-percent-economy-growth.html.csp">Gauge of U.S. economy rises 0.9 percent in July</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T10:26:02.482-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A gauge designed to predict the economy’s future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year. The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.9 percent last month, the sixth straight increase and the best showing since a 1 percent rise in March. The index, composed of 10 forward-pointing indicators, had risen 0.6 percent in June. Financial market conditions,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583217592014-08-21T10:26:02.482-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T10:26:02.482-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321759@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:26:02 MDT Thursday’s TV/radio sports programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58319905-77/espn-round-open-tgc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58319905-77/espn-round-open-tgc.html.csp">Thursday’s TV/radio sports programming</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T23:11:29.255-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Television Auto racing • NASCAR, Truck Series, UNOH 200, 8 a.m., Fox Sports 1 Cycling • USA Pro Challenge, stage 4, at Colorado Springs, Colo., 1:30 p.m., NBCSN Golf • European PGA Tour, Czech Masters, first round, part II, 7 a.m., TGC ¨• PGA Tour, The Barclays, first round, noon, TGC • Web.com Tour, Portland Open, first round, 4:30 p.m., TGC • LPGA, Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, first round, 11:30 p.m. (tape delay), TGC High school football • Duchesne at Layton Christian, 3 p.m., KJZZ Little L...</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> 58319905@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:11:29 MDT Holmoe: SEC, ACC not backing off snub of BYU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58319046-65/byu-conferences-holmoe-schedule.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58319046-65/byu-conferences-holmoe-schedule.html.csp">Holmoe: SEC, ACC not backing off snub of BYU</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="2014-08-20T17:19:02.572-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last May, it was reported that the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conferences, presumably acting independently, told BYU’s football program in so many words that it wasn’t good enough. The SEC and the ACC decided that football games against independent BYU don’t count in their mandates that their member schools play at least one BCS-level non-conference opponent a year. The news reverberated around Provo and the rest of Utah for days, and BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe immediately responded 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> 58319046@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:19:02 MDT BYU hosts Gonzaga in WCC basketball opener on Dec. 27 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58312830-65/saturday-thursday-dec-nov.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58312830-65/saturday-thursday-dec-nov.html.csp">BYU hosts Gonzaga in WCC basketball opener on Dec. 27</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="2014-08-19T09:42:02.787-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BYU’s men’s basketball schedule for the upcoming season is now complete after the West Coast Conference released its schedule on Monday. The Cougars will open league play on Dec. 27 against Gonzaga in the Marriott Center (a mild break for the Zags since students won’t be on campus) and will conclude the regular season at Gonzaga on Feb. 28. That’s 63 days between meetings of the teams that played for the WCC conference tournament title last March. Generally, the WCC schedule is more traditional ...</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> 58312830@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:42:02 MDT Whitecaps top K.C. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58282391-77/vancouver-sporting-chicago-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58282391-77/vancouver-sporting-chicago-games.html.csp">Whitecaps top K.C.</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T23:03:01.636-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 11:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vancouver, British Columbia • Darren Mattocks scored for the fourth time in the last five games to help Vancouver beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0. Vancouver also took advantage of an own goal by Sporting defender Igor Juliao. Fire 1, Red Bulls 0 • Sean Johnson made four saves for his fourth shutout of the season and Mike Magee scored in Chicago’s win in Bridgeview, Ill. Sounders 2, Dynamo 0 • Marco Pappa scored in the 69th minute and Gonzalo Pineda converted a penalty kick as host Seattle sna...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582823912014-08-10T23:03:01.636-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-10T23:03:01.636-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58282391@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 23:03:01 MDT NCAA reforms could create chasm between Utah, BYU and USU (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58272437-77/power-schools-ncaa-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58272437-77/power-schools-ncaa-college.html.csp">NCAA reforms could create chasm between Utah, BYU and USU (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T22:02:19.466-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The difference between the power programs in college athletics and the have-nots is about to get more clear-cut than ever before. The power balance of the NCAA has shifted after the board of directors of college sports’ governing body voted 16-2 in favor of a new structure that will give more influence to the 65 schools in the “Power 5” conferences of Division I: ACC, Big 10, Big 12, SEC and Pac-12 — the latter includes the University of Utah. Under the reforms, the NCAA’s Power 5 — the upper cr...</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> 58272437@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:02:19 MDT NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58271858-77/athletes-board-schools-conferences.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58271858-77/athletes-board-schools-conferences.html.csp">NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By michael marot</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T23:40:51.648-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 11:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Indianapolos • The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation’s five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports. If the 16-2 decision stands, there will be striking differences between the 65 largest schools and the more than 280 others in Division I beginning as early as Oct. 1, though few expect change to come that quickly. “I am immensely proud of the work don...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582718582014-08-07T23:40:51.648-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T23:40:51.648-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271858@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:40:51 MDT Letter: Affirmation meeting brings joy to gay youth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267583-82/affirmation-gay-joy-among.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267583-82/affirmation-gay-joy-among.html.csp">Letter: Affirmation meeting brings joy to gay youth</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T17:47:46.39-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I joined Mormons Building Bridges when I became alarmed over the suicides among gay LDS teens. This week, I signed up for the Affirmation conference to be held Sept. 12-14 in Salt Lake City. Affirmation is an international organization for gay, lesbian, transgender, and intersex people who identify as members or former members of the LDS Church. It was the photos of gay teens at their first conference last year that prompted my decision to attend. To see the joy on the faces of the youth when 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> 58267583@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:47:46 MDT FAIR gathering to focus on women, blacks, gays, other Mormon issues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263725-78/mormon-church-conference-fair.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263725-78/mormon-church-conference-fair.html.csp">FAIR gathering to focus on women, blacks, gays, other Mormon issues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By peggy fletcher stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T20:45:12.585-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 08:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the 16th annual FAIR conference gets underway this week, participants will find the same hot-button topics that Mormon apologists have explored in years past — the role of women in the LDS Church, homosexuality, the exclusion of black men from the faith’s all-male priesthood until 1978 and questions about the historicity of the Book of Mormon. It was, in fact, these issues that prompted a group of Internet-savvy Mormon defenders to launch FAIR, which stands for Foundation for Apologetic Infor...</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> 58263725@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:45:12 MDT Pac-12: SEC wins race for DirecTV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58260453-89/pac-conference-directv-networks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58260453-89/pac-conference-directv-networks.html.csp">Pac-12: SEC wins race for DirecTV</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="2014-08-04T16:29:03.637-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 04:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Now that the Southeastern Conference and DirecTV have reached an agreement for SEC Network telecasts of at least 45 football games nationally this season, the heat is turning up again on the Pac-12 Conference. Since launching the Pac-12 Networks in 2012, the league has been unable to secure distribution via DirecTV. The SEC accomplished that in its network's first year. For all that Larry Scott has accomplished as commissioner, including the creation of the Pac-12 Networks, the conference's inab...</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> 58260453@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:29:03 MDT