GENERAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GENERAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Shurtleff responds to report critical of his conduct in Jenson case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57851056-78/jenson-shurtleff-report-attorney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57851056-78/jenson-shurtleff-report-attorney.html.csp">Shurtleff responds to report critical of his conduct in Jenson case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T14:15:47.755-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 02:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff’s handling of the case against convicted fraudster Marc Jenson “defies explanation,” according to a new report by a former federal judge and retired prosecutor. But the misconduct was limited to Shurtleff and his successor, former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, the $140,000 report states, and shouldn’t invalidate Jenson’s conviction for securities violations or new charges he faces for allegedly defrauding investors in a southern Utah ski and golf reso...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57851056@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:47 MDT General Motors seeks more protection from suits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57849668-79/bankruptcy-filed-general-motors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57849668-79/bankruptcy-filed-general-motors.html.csp">General Motors seeks more protection from suits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T09:33:02.096-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 09:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">General Motors Co. has filed suit in a U.S. bankruptcy court asking a judge to protect the company from legal claims for actions that took place before it emerged from bankruptcy in 2009. The suit was filed Monday evening in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. A hearing has not yet been set. The filing asserts that the “numerous lawsuits” recently filed throughout the United States dealing with GM’s recall of cars with possible ignition switch problems are “retained liabi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578496682014-04-22T09:33:02.096-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-22T09:33:02.096-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57849668@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:33:02 MDT General Mills scraps plan to strip consumers of right to sue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57843071-68/terms-company-general-mills.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57843071-68/terms-company-general-mills.html.csp">General Mills scraps plan to strip consumers of right to sue</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T19:04:18.63-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 07:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company. The company, which owns Cheerios, Progresso and Yoplait, had posted a notice on its website notifying visitors of a change to its legal terms — visitors using its websites or engaging with it online in a variety of other ways meant they would have to give up their right to sue. Instead, the new terms said, people would need to have disputes resolved through informal negotiation o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578430712014-04-20T19:04:18.63-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-20T19:04:18.63-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57843071@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:04:18 MDT Reyes says he’s turning down questionable campaign contributions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57837065-78/reyes-attorney-general-swallow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57837065-78/reyes-attorney-general-swallow.html.csp">Reyes says he’s turning down questionable campaign contributions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T15:48:41.973-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 03:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sean Reyes knows there is more to restoring public trust in the office of Utah attorney general than being open about his finances. But, he said Friday, it’s a good place to start. The newly appointed attorney general told a group of University of Utah students and state officials that when it comes to mending the trust broken by his predecessor, John Swallow, perception matters almost as much as reality. That’s why, he said, he has refused to accept political donations for his re-election bid f...</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> 57837065@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:48:41 MDT Utah Jazz: Nowhere to go but up for young Jazz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57834076-87/jazz-lindsey-season-corbin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57834076-87/jazz-lindsey-season-corbin.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Nowhere to go but up for young Jazz</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T08:10:59.179-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 08:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It had been 187 days since Trey Burke threw that preseason bounce pass, hitting his finger against a defender in such a way that the bone fractured. But as the rookie point guard cleared out his locker on Thursday morning, it wouldn’t bend normally.As the Jazz gathered at EnergySolutions for one last time before parting ways, the stiffness in Burke’s finger wasn’t the only lingering memory of a 25-57 season — one of the worst in franchise history.“I know it’s tough. Nobody likes losing, especial...</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> 57834076@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:10:59 MDT Jenson’s push to get Swallow, Shurtleff to testify dealt setback http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57828197-78/jenson-sltrib-attorney-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57828197-78/jenson-sltrib-attorney-case.html.csp">Jenson’s push to get Swallow, Shurtleff to testify dealt setback</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T12:33:23.228-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 12:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jailed businessman Marc Sessions Jenson has suffered a setback in his efforts to drag former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff into court, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop trying. Jenson’s lawyer hopes to show his client was singled out and prosecuted in retaliation for bucking the alleged “pay-to-play” scheme at the heart of the Swallow scandal. But 3rd District Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills denied a motion Tuesday for an evidentiary hearing at which defense attorney...</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> 57828197@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:33:23 MDT Six Degrees of Pulitzer Prize http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818760-82/http-pulitzer-www-org.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818760-82/http-pulitzer-www-org.html.csp">Six Degrees of Pulitzer Prize</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="2014-04-14T16:38:10.24-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Welcome to the Academy Awards. Or, as it’s known at my house, Passover.” — Bob Hope, Oscar host, 1968 Ever since I was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize awaaaay back in 1998, I have cared way too much about who wins The Highest Honor in Journalism. The 2014 awards were announced today, while my name does not appear anywhere on any of the lists, I’ve still got some good news. The Salt Lake Tribune’s prized political cartoonist, Pat Bagley, was named as one of the three finalists by the jur...</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> 57818760@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:38:10 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 A.G.’s office: Former Swallow and Shurtleff deputy placed on leave http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57796131-78/torgensen-swallow-attorney-lawson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57796131-78/torgensen-swallow-attorney-lawson.html.csp">A.G.’s office: Former Swallow and Shurtleff deputy placed on leave</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By tom harvey </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T09:36:52.738-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A top deputy to former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday during “internal investigations” into his conduct. Kirk Torgensen, whose name also has surfaced in outside probes of the scandal-scarred office, had previously been demoted by new Attorney General Sean Reyes, who had assigned him to run training meetings but gave him no permanent post. Reyes’ spokeswoman, Missy Larsen, confirmed Torgensen’s placement on paid leave “pen...</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> 57796131@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:36:52 MDT Deer population increase likely to yield more hunting permits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57761956-223/deer-permits-biologists-hunting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57761956-223/deer-permits-biologists-hunting.html.csp">Deer population increase likely to yield more hunting permits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brett Prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T10:30:51.314-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 10:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are more deer in Utah than there have been since 2000 and state biologists are proposing more hunting permits as a result. Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) officials say surveys after the 2013 hunts estimate a population of 332,900 mule deer. The deer population hasn’t been this high since 322,000 deer were estimated at the turn of the century. DWR Big Game Coordinator Justin Shannon said mild winters have helped deer herds in recent years, but better habitat and other efforts like hig...</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> 57761956@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:30:51 MDT New report raises new questions about Swallow, Shurtleff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57792545-78/johnson-shurtleff-swallow-john.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57792545-78/johnson-shurtleff-swallow-john.html.csp">New report raises new questions about Swallow, Shurtleff</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T14:12:18.946-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 02:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An unreleased report by a pair of House investigators delves into the relationship between Jeremy Johnson and former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow along with the role played by the federal prosecutor who was handling the indicted businessman’s case. The report includes a transcript of a recorded meeting between Johnson and Shurtleff, raises questions about the disappearance of potentially hundreds of other Johnson recordings and lays out a sworn statement from a lawyer w...</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> 57792545@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:12:18 MDT Nocera: Cobalt a bolt from GM’s bad old days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57788632-82/cobalt-company-general-motors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57788632-82/cobalt-company-general-motors.html.csp">Nocera: Cobalt a bolt from GM’s bad old days</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE NOCERA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T22:53:01.848-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 10:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Chevrolet Cobalt is in many ways the perfect representation of the bad, old days of General Motors, when quality didn’t much matter, market share was more important than profitability, and financial decisions came before design and even safety decisions. First manufactured in 2004, the car was a clunker from the start. “Owners complained about power steering failures, locks inexplicably opening and closing, doors jamming shut in the rain - even windows falling out,” according to Danielle Ivo...</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> 57788632@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:53:01 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 Op-ed: A test of integrity for the Utah Attorney General’s Office http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57770615-82/utah-sex-attorney-couples.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57770615-82/utah-sex-attorney-couples.html.csp">Op-ed: A test of integrity for the Utah Attorney General’s Office</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By John Mackay, Brett Tolman and Paul Burke</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T09:22:53.695-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 09:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Thursday, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will convene in Denver to hear the state of Utah’s appeal of Judge Robert K. Shelby’s decision to strike down Amendment 3 as unconstitutional. The hearing will not only test the merits of Utah’s arguments to reinstate its ban on same-sex marriage, but it will also provide a high-profile opportunity for the Utah Attorney General’s Office to demonstrate how lawyers fulfill their duties to the court and the public. Lawyers must be truthful. Rule 3.3(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> 57770615@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 09:22:53 MDT Letter: NRA opposition to surgeon general nominee justified http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771601-82/health-guns-obama-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771601-82/health-guns-obama-public.html.csp">Letter: NRA opposition to surgeon general nominee justified</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:06.015-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bagley’s March 25 cartoon, “The medical benefits of guns,” distorts the controversy over the NRA’s opposition to the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy as surgeon general. While bright, Murthy’s resume shows that his main attraction for Obama is political rather than professional. He only finished his residency in 2006 and unlike past surgeons general he doesn’t have any major administrative experience with a hospital, medical school or the Public Health Service. He did, however, help found Doctors...</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> 57771601@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:06 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 Kirby: All LDS General Conference talks don’t apply to everyone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57765695-80/conference-general-talk-talks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57765695-80/conference-general-talk-talks.html.csp">Kirby: All LDS General Conference talks don’t apply to everyone</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="2014-04-05T17:52:44.184-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 05:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mormons worldwide are preparing for LDS General Conference this weekend, awaiting counsel from our top leaders. LDS general authorities will speak on gender roles, chastity, Internet porn, helping the disadvantaged, temple attendance, mission service, family history, pioneer hardship, modesty, heeding the Spirit and marriage. Note: The value of these talks depends on where a person is on the whole Mormon question. They might help you recommit to eternal salvation or simply give you something e...</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> 57765695@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:52:44 MDT Serving as a bishop is hardly a prerequisite for LDS apostles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57703712-78/bishop-bishops-church-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57703712-78/bishop-bishops-church-lds.html.csp">Serving as a bishop is hardly a prerequisite for LDS apostles</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="2014-03-31T21:28:15.233-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 09:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s a trivia question: How many of the 16 presidents of the LDS Church served at one time as bishops of wards, or congregations? Just two: current President Thomas S. Monson and former President Howard W. Hunter. That may be a bit surprising since former President Gordon B. Hinckley once said that “no one else, not even the stake president nor the quorum president nor the mission president nor, for that matter, the general authorities so directly affects the lives of the members of this churc...</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> 57703712@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:28:15 MDT Defense argues ex-AGs have info that could clear Jenson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57754557-78/jenson-attorney-mumford-shurtleff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57754557-78/jenson-attorney-mumford-shurtleff.html.csp">Defense argues ex-AGs have info that could clear Jenson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T21:44:04.063-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 09:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah attorney general’s office’s decision to criminally charge jailed businessman Marc Sessions Jenson with fraud was politically driven, personally motivated and legally improper, his attorney argued Monday. And if given the chance to put former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff on the stand, defense attorney Marcus Mumford said, he’ll prove it. “Mr. Jenson has rights, and those rights include the right to due process. He is certainly entitled to know what evidence has been...</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> 57754557@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:44:04 MDT