LETTER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LETTER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Times change, and so should fight song http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818097-82/utah-fan-inclusive-university.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818097-82/utah-fan-inclusive-university.html.csp">Letter: Times change, and so should fight song</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:19:56.861-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I will start my letter as Phillip M. Quinones started his, as a University of Utah alum and fan. Yes, I am a U. of U. alum, fan and a woman. I am not a man. If the university is one of the most inclusive and welcoming groups in Utah, then changing man to fan would be taken seriously, as would the phrase, “the fairest in all the land.” Regardless of the authors’ intent, times are changing. Inclusive means being inclusive. Anne Freed Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57818097@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:19:56 MDT Ohio man ordered to hold ‘bully’ sign after harrassing disabled children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57813941-200/aviv-court-prugh-records.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57813941-200/aviv-court-prugh-records.html.csp">Ohio man ordered to hold ‘bully’ sign after harrassing disabled children</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T11:05:57.168-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 11:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">South Euclid, Ohio • A man accused of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children for the past 15 years sat at a street corner Sunday morning with a sign declaring he’s a bully, a requirement of his sentence. Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers ordered 62-year-old Edmond Aviv to display the sign for five hours Sunday. It says: “I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for 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> 57813941@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:05:57 MDT Letter: Data on school suspensions doesn’t prove racism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796175-82/data-racism-letter-maybe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796175-82/data-racism-letter-maybe.html.csp">Letter: Data on school suspensions doesn’t prove racism</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T18:18:02.148-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jade Fisher’s letter to the Forum of April 5, titled “Racism is apparent in school suspension data” assumes facts not in evidence. I agree, the data cited is worrisome. But to castigate school systems everywhere and label them all racist is shameful and completely void of any legally acceptable standard. Racism gets the blame for many of the social ills of this country, and for that matter, the planet, and maybe deservedly so. But to associate it with every problem is lazy and completely irresp...</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> 57796175@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:02 MDT Group denies sending letter that slams candidates in Utah County House contest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57803729-90/letter-delegates-sent-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57803729-90/letter-delegates-sent-utah.html.csp">Group denies sending letter that slams candidates in Utah County House contest</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="2014-04-10T20:57:48.781-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Florida-based think-tank Foundation for Government Accountability filed a complaint Thursday with the Utah lieutenant governor after an apparently fraudulent letter with the group’s name was sent to delegates in a Utah County legislative district, praising one candidate and slamming his two opponents. “We have never, and do not, engage in campaign-related activities,” wrote Jonathan Bechtle, general counsel for the nonprofit foundation. The letter was sent to Republican delegates in House Di...</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> 57803729@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:57:48 MDT Letter: The voice of individuals no longer counts in politics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57790882-82/individuals-voice-count-counts.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57790882-82/individuals-voice-count-counts.html.csp">Letter: The voice of individuals no longer counts in politics</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T01:01:02.607-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“One man one voice” is drowned out by “money is speech.” John Reid Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790882@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Letter: Where is the price list for politicians? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57792109-82/price-buy-court-easier.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57792109-82/price-buy-court-easier.html.csp">Letter: Where is the price list for politicians?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T10:40:17.522-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 10:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I’m wondering if anyone knows where you can get a price list for politicians now that the Supreme Court has made it even easier to buy them (“Court loosens rules for big political campaign donors,” Tribune, April 2)? I’m looking for something that might list things like “personal response to letter, $50,” or “five minutes of [insert politician’s name here] time in hallway, $2,500.” This would make it easier for those of us without the big money to know what we could afford. Maybe they could pr...</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> 57792109@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:40:17 MDT Onstage gay kiss ‘repulsive,’ Salt Lake theatergoer complains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57786323-223/company-deathtrap-pioneer-kiss.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57786323-223/company-deathtrap-pioneer-kiss.html.csp">Onstage gay kiss ‘repulsive,’ Salt Lake theatergoer complains</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ellen fagg weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T22:10:21.413-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A theater subscriber has written a letter of complaint to Pioneer Theatre Company about not receiving a notice about a kiss between two men in “Deathtrap,” the company’s production of a 1978 murder mystery. The letter writer, who called herself a theater and arts lover, said she was infuriated because she had brought her teenage son to the play. She called the company’s decision to not disclose “repulsive” content to be “irresponsible and negligent,” and referred to the kiss as an “explicit, hom...</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> 57786323@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:10:21 MDT Dictating proposal no way to start marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57755218-223/boyfriend-dad-dear-carolyn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57755218-223/boyfriend-dad-dear-carolyn.html.csp">Dictating proposal no way to start marriage</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:03.245-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dear Carolyn • My boyfriend and I have talked about marriage. I expressed that my big dream for an engagement is something big and public. I don’t mean expensive, maybe just like one of those cute, on-camera things at a sporting event. My predicament: My dad told me my boyfriend has asked permission to propose to me. And, that he is going to propose at an upcoming sports event. My dad expressed concern that my boyfriend’s co-workers will make fun of him and cause problems at his job. I think my ...</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> 57755218@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Letter: Teen letter writer’s argument convincing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57760407-82/letter-generation-gay-older.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57760407-82/letter-generation-gay-older.html.csp">Letter: Teen letter writer’s argument convincing</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T05:45:16.51-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 05:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I loved Will Ryan’s letter, “Gay discrimination is a problem of older generation,” in the March 30 Public Forum. I am one of the older generation he speaks about, but I totally agree with what he said. If we have 15-year-olds who can think and write as he does, and are willing to take the time and effort to do so, our world will be in good hands after we are gone. Way to go, Will! Alice Reis West Valley City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57760407@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:45:16 MDT Letter: What’s up with no-dancing policy at Abravanel Hall? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57760440-82/concert-abravanel-dancing-hall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57760440-82/concert-abravanel-dancing-hall.html.csp">Letter: What’s up with no-dancing policy at Abravanel Hall?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T05:45:16.613-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 05:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am an extremely avid music enthusiast and concert-goer, so imagine my dismay at being told that dancing was not allowed at the Joe Bonamassa concert last Sunday night at Abravanel Hall. Pam the usher informed me it was against policy and that I should be seated even though I was not obstructing anyone’s view. I am fortunate enough to travel all over the world to go to concert events, so I doubt it will affect my enjoyment of Joe Bonamassa or other concerts. It’s just a shame that I can no lon...</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> 57760440@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:45:16 MDT Letter: Too many unwanted children available for adoption http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57759037-82/adoption-abortion-available-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57759037-82/adoption-abortion-available-letter.html.csp">Letter: Too many unwanted children available for adoption</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T16:37:21.508-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">John Lesko (“Answer to unwanted pregnancy is adoption, not abortion,” Forum, March 27) responds to a previous letter regarding abortion by compassionately arguing that a better alternative is adoption. Lesko offers the commonly held view that “…there are thousands of couples across the country who are childless and long to have a family.” Reliable data, however, indicates that in the United States the supply of children available for adoption (babies through age 17) exceeds adoption demand. Pl...</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> 57759037@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:37:21 MDT Letter: Guns in Crimea would be no substitute for brains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57759179-82/jacobs-brains-crimea-guns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57759179-82/jacobs-brains-crimea-guns.html.csp">Letter: Guns in Crimea would be no substitute for brains</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T16:37:21.545-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A letter in the Tribune Sunday, March 30, gives us strong reasons to keep AK-47s out of the hands of macho men like Gordon Jacobs. Jacobs opined that if all the people in Crimea had been armed with AK-47s and a hundred rounds of ammo, President Putin would have backed off. The Crimean people are mostly Russian, Mr. Jacobs, and under your scenario, they would have been killing the invading Russians! Russia, Ukraine and Crimea have had a thousand-year tumultuous relationship. Despite what 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> 57759179@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:37:21 MDT Support pets on commercial flights: Legitimate or scam? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57724178-90/airlines-animal-chilhowee-dot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57724178-90/airlines-animal-chilhowee-dot.html.csp">Support pets on commercial flights: Legitimate or scam?</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="2014-03-29T22:27:51.885-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 10:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A dog leaped on top of the luggage at the JetBlue ticket counter, barking and baring its teeth. Reannon Muth remembers everyone in the airport staring. “Sorry, they are not usually like this,” the passenger said. “They?” Muth questioned. The woman curtly said she had three dogs that were “emotional-support animals.” Federal law requires airlines to carry them for free as long as a licensed mental health professional signs a letter saying the passenger needs them for emotional support. The animal...</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> 57724178@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:27:51 MDT Letter: Convictions of Shurtleff, Swallow on ‘Twelfth of Never’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730383-82/shurtleff-swallow-twelfth-begin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730383-82/shurtleff-swallow-twelfth-begin.html.csp">Letter: Convictions of Shurtleff, Swallow on ‘Twelfth of Never’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:04.343-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Until the Twelfth of Never, and that’s a long, long time” is when Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow will begin their well-deserved prison sentences. R.W. “Dick” Palmer Sandy</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> 57730383@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Letter: Anti-Obama letter really means the opposite http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730292-82/obama-larry-opinion-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730292-82/obama-larry-opinion-president.html.csp">Letter: Anti-Obama letter really means the opposite</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:03.944-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On first reading of Larry Henkels’ opinion of Obama (“World leaders don’t want to deal with Obama,” Forum, March 22), you might think that our president was the worst and the last person anyone would want to lead, much less govern our country. But, once you realize that Larry is obviously another mouthpiece for the elitist, far-right Republican tea partiers, then you need to decode his message. The decryption is basically the total opposite of what he writes. What he is really saying: Obama ha...</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> 57730292@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Orem sends scathing letter to store with ‘offensive’ shirts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57741077-78/shirts-display-orem-store.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57741077-78/shirts-display-orem-store.html.csp">Orem sends scathing letter to store with ‘offensive’ shirts</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T20:30:00.8-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 08:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orem, Utah • A conservative Utah city that decided it likely would lose a legal battle over a national clothing store’s “offensive” mall display of T-shirts has instead sent the company a scathing letter. The letter from city officials in Orem, about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, was a show of support for a mother who was so upset about the shirts at a local PacSun store that she bought them all to remove them from a window display. The T-shirts featured pictures of scantily dressed models ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577410772014-03-29T20:30:00.8-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-29T20:30:00.8-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57741077@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:30:00 MDT Letter: SL City doesn’t have enough pickleball courts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57729037-82/courts-lake-tennis-pickleball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57729037-82/courts-lake-tennis-pickleball.html.csp">Letter: SL City doesn’t have enough pickleball courts</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T01:01:03.449-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Let me be the first to lob some logic and pass on some facts regarding John Becker’s letter “Too much pickleball” (Forum, March 24). He implies the popularity of PB is suspect and he states that Salt Lake City is converting tennis courts to PB courts at the expense of tennis players. St. George, Ogden and even Brigham City have designated PB courts, whereas Salt Lake does not. Temporary indoor courts set up at county recreation centers are very popular and crowded. They are only available on ...</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> 57729037@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Letter: Answer to unwanted pregnancy is adoption, not abortion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57724616-82/abortion-child-adoption-pregnancy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57724616-82/abortion-child-adoption-pregnancy.html.csp">Letter: Answer to unwanted pregnancy is adoption, not abortion</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T01:01:02.812-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re Carol J. Conners’ letter “Abortion sometimes prevents a horrible life,” (Forum, March 23): Ms. Conners writes that abortion can spare a child some possible future physical abuse by a mother who does not want it. But may I suggest another option. It’s called adoption. If a woman becomes pregnant through consensual intercourse and does not want the child, there are thousands of couples across the country who are childless and long to have a family. If a couple engages in sex that leads to 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> 57724616@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:01:02 MDT Letter: Henkels forgot Obama’s other faults http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57724701-82/obama-larry-president-faults.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57724701-82/obama-larry-president-faults.html.csp">Letter: Henkels forgot Obama’s other faults</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T14:48:27.695-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 02:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Larry Henkels’ letter, in which he listed all of President Obama’s faults, should qualify him to become a spokesman on Fox “News” (“World leaders don’t want to deal with Obama,” Forum, March 22) But I doubt that Fox would invite Larry to join the cast of characters on that network because Larry forgot to mention the other shortcomings in the president’s personality. The president will not attack Syria and start yet another expensive and unwinnable Middle Eastern war. He will not send the Marine...</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> 57724701@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:48:27 MDT NFL: Snyder says Washington team will assist Native Americans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57728039-77/snyder-native-americans-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57728039-77/snyder-native-americans-team.html.csp">NFL: Snyder says Washington team will assist Native Americans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPH WHITE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T23:30:25.559-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Washington owner Dan Snyder says it’s time to put some money behind his claim that his team’s nickname honors Native Americans. Snyder said Monday he’s creating a foundation to assist American Indian tribes, even as some in that community continue to assert that the team name — a slang word for Native Americans — is offensive. “It’s not enough to celebrate the values and heritage of Native Americans,” Snyder said in a letter to the team’s fans. “We must do more.” The letter states t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577280392014-03-25T23:30:25.559-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T23:30:25.559-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57728039@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:30:25 MDT