CONFERENCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONFERENCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NBA playoff preview: Can Spurs get back at Heat? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57833869-77/april-tbd-antonio-heat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57833869-77/april-tbd-antonio-heat.html.csp">NBA playoff preview: Can Spurs get back at Heat?</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T19:52:40.407-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Survive all that, and maybe they can avenge that NBA Finals heartbreak. “There’s definitely that burning desire in the back of your mind that really wants to get back there,” Spurs guard Patty Mills said. They get started on Sunday, right before James and the Heat begin what they hope is a run to a third straight cha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578338692014-04-17T19:52:40.407-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T19:52:40.407-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57833869@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:52:40 MDT NBA capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57832117-77/points-scored-season-seed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57832117-77/points-scored-season-seed.html.csp">NBA capsules and gallery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T10:15:47.35-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 10:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WIZARDS 118, CELTICS 102 BOSTON • Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The Wizards will be facing Chicago in their first playoff appearance since 2008. Trevor Booker scored 20 points, Marcin Gortat had 15 with 10 rebounds, and John Wall 15 points for Washington, which finished the regular season 44-38. It’s the most wins for the franchise since 45 in 2004-05. The Wizards jumpe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578321172014-04-17T10:15:47.35-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T10:15:47.35-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57832117@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:15:47 MDT NBA capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822406-77/points-scored-season-rebounds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822406-77/points-scored-season-rebounds.html.csp">NBA capsules and gallery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T16:00:35.648-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WIZARDS 114, HEAT 93 WASHINGTON • The Miami Heat opted for rest for LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the pursuit of the Eastern Conference’s top seed, and the Washington Wizards capitalized in a 114-93 breeze of a game Monday night that clinched the No. 1 seed for the Indiana Pacers. Trevor Ariza scored 25 points for the Wizards, who shot 59 percent and made 14 3-pointers and remained one game ahead of the Charlotte Bobcats in the race for the East’s No. 6 seed. Washington is trying to avoid dro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578224062014-04-16T16:00:35.648-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T16:00:35.648-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822406@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:00:35 MDT Basketball: Weber State’s Berry head to Portsmouth Invitational http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57819096-77/berry-portsmouth-state-weber.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57819096-77/berry-portsmouth-state-weber.html.csp">Basketball: Weber State’s Berry head to Portsmouth Invitational</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T23:46:26.543-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden • Weber State’s Davion Berry has been invited to participate in this week’s Portsmouth Invitational, one of the NBA’s important pre-draft tournaments. Berry is the only player from Utah who will participate at Portsmouth. He will be joined by two others players from the Big Sky Conference, North Dakota’s Troy Huff and Montana’s Kareem Jamar. Berry, a 6-foot-4 guard from Oakland, Calif., averaged 19.2 points per game last season. He was the Big Sky’s regular season and postseason tournament...</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> 57819096@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:46:26 MDT NBA capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817564-77/points-game-scored-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817564-77/points-game-scored-season.html.csp">NBA capsules and gallery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T23:46:27.317-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PACERS 102, THUNDER 97 INDIANAPOLIS • David West scored 21 points and Lance Stephenson had his league-best fifth triple-double of the season, leading Indiana past Oklahoma City 102-97 Sunday — putting the Pacers one win away from clinching the Eastern Conference’s top seed. The Pacers (55-26) lead two-time defending champion Miami by a half game with one to play and hold the tiebreaker based on conference record. Kevin Durant finished with 38 points for Oklahoma City (58-22) on a day it could ha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578175642014-04-14T23:46:27.317-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T23:46:27.317-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817564@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:46:27 MDT Mormon women again turned away from priesthood meeting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57778960-78/women-church-square-ordain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57778960-78/women-church-square-ordain.html.csp">Mormon women again turned away from priesthood meeting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T15:25:52.724-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 03:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the second time in six months, hundreds of women seeking ordination to the Mormon priesthood were turned away Saturday when they sought tickets to an all-male priesthood session. Their goal, several said, was to get the attention of the First Presidency and other leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Apparently they did. An LDS Church statement indicated patience is wearing thin with the Ordain Women group’s efforts. “Despite polite and respectful requests from church ...</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> 57778960@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:25:52 MDT Mormon prophet Monson: Be like Christ, love others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57781603-78/love-christ-god-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57781603-78/love-christ-god-lds.html.csp">Mormon prophet Monson: Be like Christ, love others</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T11:40:09.775-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 11:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Showing love toward others is the essence of the gospel and follows Jesus Christ’s example, LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson said Sunday during the Utah-based faith’s 184th Annual General Conference. “Beyond comprehension, my brothers and sisters, is the love of God for us,” Monson said. “Because of this love, he sent his son, who loved us enough to give his life for us that we might have eternal life. As we come to understand this incomparable gift, our hearts will be filled with love.” C...</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> 57781603@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:40:09 MDT NBA capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802199-77/points-added-scored-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802199-77/points-added-scored-season.html.csp">NBA capsules and gallery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T16:27:45.773-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PACERS 104, BUCKS 102 MILWAUKEE • Chris Copeland’s driving layup with 1.2 seconds remaining gave the Indiana Pacers a 104-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night that moved them back into first place in the Eastern Conference. Copeland finished with a season-high 18 points. Luis Scola also recorded a season high with 24 points and Evan Turner added 23 for Indiana, which benched all of its usual starters for the entire game. Coach Frank Vogel made the move after saying his team ap...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578021992014-04-11T16:27:45.773-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T16:27:45.773-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57802199@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:27:45 MDT Kirby: Thanks for Mormon church’s Temple Square reporter ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57796384-80/church-kirby-didn-robert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57796384-80/church-kirby-didn-robert.html.csp">Kirby: Thanks for Mormon church’s Temple Square reporter ban</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="2014-04-12T17:37:04.516-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 05:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">My entire life people have encouraged me to attend church. They’ve used any number of methods, including concern, commandments, fear, love, guilt and even force to get me there. My personal favorite was reward. Go to church and I could have ice cream. Sit through Sunday school and I could go play afterward. In the early days, it was force. I HAD to go to church or get punished. Oh, it never came down to choosing between Sunday school and having my hams tuned up by the old man. Even he could see...</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> 57796384@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:37:04 MDT NBA capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57796507-77/points-scored-rebounds-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57796507-77/points-scored-rebounds-game.html.csp">NBA capsules and gallery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T16:59:27.097-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 04:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NETS 88, HEAT 87 MIAMI • Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Mason Plumlee was credited with a block on LeBron James’ dunk attempt in the final seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets finished off a four-game season sweep of Miami by beating the Heat 88-87 on Tuesday night. It was the third time Brooklyn beat Miami by a single point; the other win came in double-overtime. Marcus Thornton scored 16 points and Paul Pierce added 14 for the Nets, who became the first team in the last two years to sweep the Heat. M...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577965072014-04-10T16:59:27.097-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T16:59:27.097-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57796507@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:59:27 MDT Calgary shuts out Devils in New Jersey http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57788013-77/calgary-jersey-devils-minnesota.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57788013-77/calgary-jersey-devils-minnesota.html.csp">Calgary shuts out Devils in New Jersey</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T20:12:34.864-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 08:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Newark, N.J. • Karri Ramo made 31 saves to record his second NHL shutout as the Calgary Flames topped the New Jersey Devils 1-0 on Monday night. Mark Giordano scored for Calgary, which improved to 34-38-7. The Flames are 16-20-4 on the road this season. Cory Schneider stopped 21 of 22 shots for New Jersey, which fell to 34-29-16. New Jersey’s loss also allowed the New York Rangers to clinch a playoff berth. Both Calgary and the Devils have three games remaining this season. Neither the Flames no...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577880132014-04-08T20:12:34.864-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T20:12:34.864-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57788013@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:12:34 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - April 7, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57783718-227/2014-april-conference-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57783718-227/2014-april-conference-lake.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - April 7, 2014</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="2014-04-06T22:12:02.611-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake TribuneSeen through a waterfall at the Conference Center, people walk with the Temple behind them on their way to the 184th General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Sunday, April 6, 2014.</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> 57783718@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:12:02 MDT NHL: Captials beat Islander to keep playoffs hopes alive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57777357-77/dallas-conference-islanders-playoff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57777357-77/dallas-conference-islanders-playoff.html.csp">NHL: Captials beat Islander to keep playoffs hopes alive</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T21:44:00.307-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 09:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Uniondale, N.Y. • Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lift the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday and keep Washington’s playoff hopes alive. Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby stopped all three Islander attempts in the shootout and Washington snapped a five-game losing streak and moved within two points of Columbus for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. The Capitals are 9-2-0 in last 11 games at Nassau Coliseum. Both t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577773572014-04-05T21:44:00.307-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T21:44:00.307-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57777357@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 21:44:00 MDT Message to Mormons: Prophets not always popular http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57778654-78/church-lds-conference-gods.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57778654-78/church-lds-conference-gods.html.csp">Message to Mormons: Prophets not always popular</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By peggy fletcher stack | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T22:28:53.645-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 10:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jesus, ancient prophets and, by extension, Mormon apostles, considered “prophets, seers and revelators” in the 15 million-member faith, are often unpopular because they have to tell uncomfortable truths and insist on upholding moral standards. These modern LDS leaders “know full well that the road leading to the Promised Land, ‘flowing with milk and honey,’ of necessity runs by way of Mount Sinai, flowing with ‘thou shalts’ and ‘thou shalt nots,’ ” Jeffrey R. Holland, of the church’s Quorum 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> 57778654@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:28:53 MDT Storify: Day One of the 2014 LDS General Conference http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57779556-200/story.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57779556-200/story.csp">Storify: Day One of the 2014 LDS General Conference</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T16:43:26.245-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; &lt;div class=”storify”&gt;&lt;iframe src=”//storify.com/bsmith18/general-conference-2014-day-one/embed” width=”100%” height=750 frameborder=no allowtransparency=true&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;script src=”//storify.com/bsmith18/general-conference-2014-day-one.js”&gt;&lt;/script&gt;&lt;noscript&gt;[&lt;a href=”//storify.com/bsmith18/general-conference-2014-day-one” target=”_blank”&gt;View the story “General Conference 2014 Day One” on Storify&lt;/a&gt;]&lt;/noscript&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&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> 57779556@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 16:43:26 MDT NHL: Devils defeat Capitals to keep playoff hopes alive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776825-77/devils-jersey-washington-capitals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776825-77/devils-jersey-washington-capitals.html.csp">NHL: Devils defeat Capitals to keep playoff hopes alive</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T22:59:38.171-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 10:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Newark, N.J. • The New Jersey Devils know the odds are against them as they chase a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Their latest win preserved their chances. Ryan Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:54 remaining to lift the Devils to a 2-1 win over the Capitals on Friday night. New Jersey jumped ahead of Washington into 10th place in the East, just three points behind eighth-place Columbus with five games remaining. “We gave ourselves a chance to stay relevant,” Devils coach Pete D...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577768252014-04-04T22:59:38.171-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T22:59:38.171-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57776825@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:59:38 MDT Editorial: Ban on reporters only hurts LDS Church http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57775848-82/church-news-hinckley-square.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57775848-82/church-news-hinckley-square.html.csp">Editorial: Ban on reporters only hurts LDS Church</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T17:39:01.872-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 05:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two words greet the millions of people who approach Temple Square each year: “Visitors welcome.” The same words can be found on virtually all LDS wards, and they are genuine. The last-minute announcement that news reporters would be banned from Temple Square during General Conference for the first time in anyone’s memory does not signal a withdrawal of the church’s welcoming arms. No. This is about trying to manage a story, and the clumsiness is plain to anyone who has watched the church stru...</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> 57775848@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:39:01 MDT Atheists plan to march with ex-Mormons during General Conference http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765900-78/atheists-church-march-convention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765900-78/atheists-church-march-convention.html.csp">Atheists plan to march with ex-Mormons during General Conference</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T17:38:10.501-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah atheists are joining forces with former Mormons to march around LDS Temple Square during the faith’s General Conference on Sunday. “We hope [Latter-day Saints] will join us who are wanting to come out or would like to be able to identify as their more authentic and true selves to let the world know that they are atheists; that they don’t have to try to maintain the facade of being LDS, when they’re not,” Dan Ellis, president of Atheists of Utah, said Wednesday. “Hopefully, it will be catha...</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> 57765900@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:38:10 MDT Reporters banned from Temple Square for Mormon conference http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57772455-78/square-news-church-temple.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57772455-78/square-news-church-temple.html.csp">Reporters banned from Temple Square for Mormon conference</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="2014-04-04T10:30:07.114-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 10:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">First, Mormon officials said no to news cameras on Temple Square during this weekend’s LDS General Conference. Now, reporters aren’t welcome there, either, during the two-day religious gathering. In a March 17 letter to the organizers of Ordain Women, church spokeswoman Jessica Moody wrote that “news media cameras” would not be allowed on the church’s square in downtown Salt Lake City during the conference, saying the prohibition was “consistent with long-standing policy.” The group, pushing for...</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> 57772455@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:30:07 MDT Noted Mormons recall sermons about stressed moms, world cultures and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57714310-78/conference-general-mormons-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57714310-78/conference-general-mormons-center.html.csp">Noted Mormons recall sermons about stressed moms, world cultures and more</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T14:58:54.274-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 02:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Speeches given at semiannual Mormon General Conferences, whether streamed, beamed or broadcast from the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City, are viewed as authoritative. They are posted on the faith’s website, printed in its official magazine and reviewed by Latter-day Saints in their homes and at their chapels. Some addresses build hope; others tear down myths. Some lament worldly vices; others celebrate heavenly virtues. We asked several Mormons to tell us about a favorite conferen...</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> 57714310@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:58:54 MDT