HISTORY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HISTORY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah’s rich fossil record featured in National Geographic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57832784-78/dinosaurs-utah-national-museum.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57832784-78/dinosaurs-utah-national-museum.html.csp">Utah’s rich fossil record featured in National Geographic</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="2014-04-17T21:07:04.022-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 09:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most everyone is familiar with Utah’s Life Elevated campaign, but perhaps it is time for a change. How about Laramidia Life Elevated? That was the suggestion from Vicki Varela, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, during a news conference Thursday at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Museum and state tourism officials gathered to celebrate a 20-page story, heavy on pictures and graphics, titled “Digging Utah’s Dinosaurs” in the May 2014 issue of National Geographic. “Laramidia is 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57832784@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:07:04 MDT Living History: Greek immigrant found her calling as a midwife http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57808689-78/magerou-greek-midwife-eileen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57808689-78/magerou-greek-midwife-eileen.html.csp">Living History: Greek immigrant found her calling as a midwife</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eileen Hallet Stone</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T17:00:35.285-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 05:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the early 20th century, streams of Greek men as young as 14 poured into Utah to work the mines, smelters, mills, rail yards and road beds. Hoping to earn steady wages and return to their homeland, these immigrants lived in tents, powder-box shacks, railroad cars and crowded boarding houses. By 1910 they numbered more than 4,000. Greek women immigrants numbered fewer than 10. Among them was a midwife known as Magerou. Georgia Lathouris lived in a small Peloponnesian village in southern Greec...</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> 57808689@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:00:35 MDT Rosa Parks archives remain unsold in warehouse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801454-68/parks-king-american-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801454-68/parks-king-american-court.html.csp">Rosa Parks archives remain unsold in warehouse</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JESSE J. HOLLAND</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T08:07:02.083-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • At a time when interest in civil rights memorabilia is rekindled, a lifetime’s worth of Rosa Parks’ belongings — among them her Presidential Medal of Freedom — sits in a New York warehouse, unseen and unsold. Parks’ archives could be worth millions, especially now that 50th anniversaries of the civil rights era are being celebrated and the hunt is on for artifacts to fill a new Smithsonian museum of African-American history. But a years-long legal fight between Parks’ heirs and her fr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578014542014-04-10T08:07:02.083-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T08:07:02.083-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801454@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:07:02 MDT Pierce: Jim Nantz says TV rules are different at The Masters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787655-77/masters-nantz-cbs-augusta.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787655-77/masters-nantz-cbs-augusta.html.csp">Pierce: Jim Nantz says TV rules are different at The Masters</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T21:59:38.743-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jim Nantz feels a special responsibility as the host of CBS’ coverage of The Masters. The one-time KSL sportscaster is no newcomer to Augusta. This year marks his 29th as CBS’ lead sportscaster at golf’s biggest event. But, he said, he learned something interviewing his broadcast partner, three-time Masters champion Nick Faldo, for a documentary that will air before the final round. (“Jim Nantz Remembers Augusta: Nick Faldo at the Masters” airs Sunday at 11 a.m. on Ch. 2.) “He said that wheneve...</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> 57787655@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:59:38 MDT Va. ballpark proposal stirs slave-trade memories http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779493-68/slave-development-trade-stadium.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779493-68/slave-development-trade-stadium.html.csp">Va. ballpark proposal stirs slave-trade memories</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE SZKOTAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T16:15:13.197-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • A proposal to build a ballpark in the slave-trading center of the former capital of the Confederacy has stirred opposition from African-Americans and others who contend it is “sacred ground” and no place to play baseball. Opponents heckled Mayor Dwight C. Jones in November when he outlined plans for the $200 million, stadium-centered economic development project in Shockoe Bottom, the city’s oldest neighborhood and home to its lucrative slave trade in the decades leading to the 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> 57779493@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 16:15:13 MDT C-SPAN is coming to Ogden on Monday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57775394-63/span-ogden-history-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57775394-63/span-ogden-history-monday.html.csp">C-SPAN is coming to Ogden on Monday</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="2014-04-04T13:58:02.068-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 01:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden will be on C-SPAN on Monday as the cable channel looks at the city's history and literary life.Really.I can't give you a whole lot of details, because they won't be announced until Monday. We do know that Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell will be on hand at an event at Union Station where "Mayor Mike Caldwell will welcome C-SPAN to Ogden on Monday, April 7, at 2 p.m. at Union Station as they kick off a visit to record and feature the city's history and literary life."C-SPAN representatives will re...</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> 57775394@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:58:02 MDT Inside job: Inmates help further Mormon genealogy work http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57682631-78/family-inmates-prison-history.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57682631-78/family-inmates-prison-history.html.csp">Inside job: Inmates help further Mormon genealogy work</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T15:14:51.306-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 03:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">William J. Hopkins already knew a bit about genealogy work when he arrived at the Utah State Prison in 1994, an interest that was sparked in his teens by an aunt who is a family historian. Hopkins, 40, now spends two to three hours a day working on family history projects — his own and that of others — at the Family History Center at the prison’s Wasatch unit. He is an arbitrator, someone who reviews duplicate data entered by various indexers to ensure the information corresponds and then enter...</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> 57682631@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:14:51 MDT April 1 is a religious holiday — gotcha, April Fools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57739216-80/fools-feast-kloos-christ.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57739216-80/fools-feast-kloos-christ.html.csp">April 1 is a religious holiday — gotcha, April Fools</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="2014-03-29T20:37:42.579-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 08:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Let’s be clear: April Fools’ Day is not a religious holiday. It does, however, trace its origins to a pope. The day began, most believe, in 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII decreed the adoption of the “Gregorian calendar” — named after himself — which moved New Year’s Day from the end of March to Jan. 1. The change was published widely, explains Ginger Smoak, an expert in medieval history at the University of Utah, but those who didn’t get the message and continued to celebrate on April 1 “were ridi...</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> 57739216@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:37:42 MDT Milbank: Conservatives want women to lean back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57757433-82/women-charen-feminism-lean.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57757433-82/women-charen-feminism-lean.html.csp">Milbank: Conservatives want women to lean back</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T14:52:45.599-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 02:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The conservative minds of the Heritage Foundation have found a way for Republicans to shrink the gender gap: They need to persuade more women to get their MRS degrees. The advocacy group held a gathering of women of the right Monday afternoon to mark the final day of Women’s History Month — and the consensus was that women ought to go back in history. If Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s mantra is “lean in,” these women were proposing that women lean back: get married, take care of kids and 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> 57757433@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:52:45 MDT A first: University of Utah may offer a Mormon studies minor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57713916-78/utah-mormon-university-studies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57713916-78/utah-mormon-university-studies.html.csp">A first: University of Utah may offer a Mormon studies minor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lindsay Whitehurst</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T10:46:21.761-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 10:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With Salt Lake City as the global headquarters of the LDS Church, you might assume the University of Utah, the state’s flagship school, is a major hub for scholars studying and teaching about the Mormon faith. You’d be wrong. While schools ranging from the University of Virginia to Claremont Graduate University in Southern California are beefing up their Mormon studies offerings, the U. only a few years ago started teaching its first course in decades specifically on the religion. “How do you...</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> 57713916@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:46:21 MDT PCMR, Ski Team taking their places in ski history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57740598-79/ski-park-skiing-association.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57740598-79/ski-park-skiing-association.html.csp">PCMR, Ski Team taking their places in ski history</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T20:10:50.521-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 08:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The International Ski History Association’s annual celebration of “Skiing History Week” will take place Monday through April 6 at Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR). And not by accident. The association chose Park City for this year’s event to commemorate the resort’s 50th anniversary. But it was also 40 years ago that the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s predecessor opened a training center in old Park City mine buildings, starting the long-term association between the town and the team. The...</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> 57740598@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:10:50 MDT Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz threatening this century’s low point http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57743112-87/jazz-worst-record-draft.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57743112-87/jazz-worst-record-draft.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz threatening this century’s low point</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T23:33:53.591-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the Jazz play the last 10 games of one of the worst seasons in the 40-year franchise history, I’m intrigued by the comparison to 2004-05, the team’s other horrible season of this century. What’s similar: The market’s apparent acceptance of the poor performance, on a one-time basis. What’s different: The market’s apparent insistence that the Jazz’s record becomes as bad as possible. Mostly because of injuries to Andrei Kirilenko and other players and a midseason trade of point guard Carlos Arr...</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> 57743112@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:33:53 MDT For Marvel, a digital timeline for 75-year history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57698922-223/marvel-characters-history-digital.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57698922-223/marvel-characters-history-digital.html.csp">For Marvel, a digital timeline for 75-year history</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATT MOORE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T14:04:59.199-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 02:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">From the Golden Age Toro to Ultimate Human Torch, characters sprung from Marvel Entertainment are as varied as the people who read, watch, listen and even play them in video games. The publisher of Marvel Comics is focusing on its panoply of characters, enlisting writers, artists, editors and historians to build a sprawling digital and interactive timeline that showcases the famous, the infamous and the obscure heroes, villains and others. The endeavor is part of Marvel’s celebration of its 75th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576989222014-03-22T14:04:59.199-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-22T14:04:59.199-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57698922@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 14:04:59 MDT Educational pub crawls showcase Utah’s beer history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57695307-223/utah-pub-beer-history.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57695307-223/utah-pub-beer-history.html.csp">Educational pub crawls showcase Utah’s beer history</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T01:01:03.317-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Learn a little about Utah beer history while sipping a brew at one of Utah’s well-known watering holes during The Utah Heritage Foundation’s popular Historic Pub Crawls. The 2014 Thirst Fursday series kicks off April 3 at 6 p.m. in Salt Lake City’s Exchange Place business district. Docents will discuss Samuel Newhouse, a force in 1910 behind the Newhouse and Boston buildings, which anchor this part of the city. The pub crawls continue on the first Thursday of every month through December, wit...</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> 57695307@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT New archive to preserve legacy of activist Utah women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57694135-90/archive-board-century-clyde.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57694135-90/archive-board-century-clyde.html.csp">New archive to preserve legacy of activist Utah women</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T09:55:37.363-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 09:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Alice Kasai was a tireless community advocate for decades and chronicler of Japanese-American history in Utah. Alberta Henry was a civil-rights leader and proponent of equal education. In the political arena, Karen Shepherd became only the second woman to be elected to represent Utah in the U.S. House in 1992, the same year that Deedee Corradini began serving as Salt Lake City’s first female mayor. And Florence Louise Dimm Cowan was a loving wife and mother who kept diaries about her home life 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> 57694135@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:55:37 MDT Museum hosts ultimate chocolate festival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57702787-223/chocolate-museum-utah-festival.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57702787-223/chocolate-museum-utah-festival.html.csp">Museum hosts ultimate chocolate festival</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T22:13:43.96-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 10:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chocolate candies, chocolate covered bacon, chocolate beet cake and chocolate ravioli are all things to enjoy during this weekend’s Ultimate Chocolate Festival at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The festival will take place throughout the museum and coincides with “Chocolate: The Exhibition,” now on display. The event includes tastings, a Mayan coffee café, hands-on activities that include cacao bean grinding and a community art project. There will be Mayan and modern dance performances and...</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> 57702787@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:13:43 MDT For Harry Potter fans: J.K. Rowling’s new ‘History of the Quidditch World Cup’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57697678-223/harry-potter-rowling-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57697678-223/harry-potter-rowling-cup.html.csp">For Harry Potter fans: J.K. Rowling’s new ‘History of the Quidditch World Cup’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By L.V. Anderson </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T15:08:12.141-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 03:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the past year, J.K. Rowling released a mystery novel under a pseudonym, signed a deal to write another screenplay set in the Harry Potter universe and trolled her fans by suggesting that Hermione should have ended up with Harry instead of Ron. Now, Rowling has gone back to basics, publishing a new story on her Harry Potter website, www.Pottermore.com. “History of the Quidditch World Cup” is just what it sounds like — a faux-academic chronicle of the quadrennial championship of Rowling’s famou...</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> 57697678@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:08:12 MDT LDS leader tells Mormons to embrace their history, keep their faith http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57647487-80/church-history-lds-uchtdorf.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57647487-80/church-history-lds-uchtdorf.html.csp">LDS leader tells Mormons to embrace their history, keep their faith</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Reese Newton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T18:58:11.32-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 06:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mormons shouldn’t shy away from their religion’s history, but neither should they be quick to discard their faith if what they learn appears inconsistent with LDS teachings, a member of the church’s governing First Presidency said at a symposium Friday. “There will be times when it may appear that things are going badly for the truth of God, that the evidence of the world contradicts God’s utterances,” Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor to church President Thomas S. Monson, told the audience ...</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> 57647487@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:58:11 MDT Kirby: Why I remain a Mormon despite faith’s flaws http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57676442-80/church-uchtdorf-german-kirby.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57676442-80/church-uchtdorf-german-kirby.html.csp">Kirby: Why I remain a Mormon despite faith’s flaws</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="2014-03-15T10:36:11.375-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 10:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Shortly before leaving for my LDS mission in 1973, a coworker tried to get me to see the light by giving me the bloody details of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. In 1857 immigrants traveling in a wagon train were slaughtered near Cedar City. The actual perpetrators of the massacre had long been debated but the truth was finally coming out. Jordan was extra happy about that. Jordan: “And it was the Mormons who killed them.” Me: “Yeah, I know. Two of my great-great-grandfathers helped.” The fact 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> 57676442@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:36:11 MDT Brooks: The leaderless doctrine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57663370-82/americans-power-believe-belief.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57663370-82/americans-power-believe-belief.html.csp">Brooks: The leaderless doctrine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BROOKS</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T17:20:14.111-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We’re in the middle of a remarkable shift in how Americans see the world and their own country’s role in the world. For the first time in half a century, a majority of Americans say that the U.S. should be less engaged in world affairs, according to the most recent Pew Research Center survey. For the first time in recorded history, a majority of Americans believe that their country has a declining influence on what’s happening around the globe. A slight majority of Americans now say that their ...</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> 57663370@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:20:14 MDT