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 of the week: People have a right to die http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347881-82/die-ignorance-illusion-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347881-82/die-ignorance-illusion-letter.html.csp">Letter of the week: People have a right to die</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:05:02.369-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For decades I have been an advocate of suicide as a reasonable end-of-life option (depending on the circumstances behind the choice). I have yet to encounter a justifiable defense of this country’s restriction-plagued right-to-die laws. What I hear are arguments based on someone’s preferred illusion of immortality. From that comes their claim that no man (or woman) has a right to call the time and manner of his own death. In light of the unnecessary suffering that illusion imposes on its unwilli...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58347881@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:05:02 MDT Letter: Automatic rifles unnecessary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347825-82/automatic-guns-nor-unnecessary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347825-82/automatic-guns-nor-unnecessary.html.csp">Letter: Automatic rifles unnecessary</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:19:52.497-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Having been around guns my whole life, neither my family nor myself believe there is a need to either manufacture nor own an automatic rifle. Shirley Olsen 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58347825@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:19:52 MDT Business leaders offer support for free Scotland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347400-79/leaders-scotland-independence-support.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347400-79/leaders-scotland-independence-support.html.csp">Business leaders offer support for free Scotland</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T10:28:01.675-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Some 200 business leaders have offered support for the idea of Scottish independence from Britain, hitting back after a similar letter from other companies argued there are too many uncertainties surrounding the Sept. 18 vote. The leaders argued that independence was in the best interests of Scotland. In an open letter in The Herald newspaper, the leaders say the real threat to Scotland’s economy comes from the British Conservative Party’s willingness to hold a referendum on taking Brit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583474002014-08-28T10:28:01.675-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T10:28:01.675-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347400@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:28:01 MDT Letter: A letter for a happy Monday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319219-82/monday-letter-letters-happy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319219-82/monday-letter-letters-happy.html.csp">Letter: A letter for a happy Monday</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T17:47:01.605-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I just read Charlee Kone’s letter (“Where was the Forum?” Tribune, August 20) and the editor’s note that followed explaining that Monday’s letters to the editor are prepared on the previous Friday and that the Tribune was plum out of publishable letters for last Monday’s edition. I can believe it. For one, I know I don’t write as often as I used to, and two, I think the quality of some of my letters has fallen below the publishability standards, and so other contributors might be experiencing th...</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> 58319219@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:01 MDT Letter: A despicable act of cruelty to horses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313436-82/horses-act-despicable-attorney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313436-82/horses-act-despicable-attorney.html.csp">Letter: A despicable act of cruelty to horses</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:33:02.127-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Thank you Karen Keely for your expressive letter to the attorney general (Public Forum, Aug. 15) in regards to the 10 innocent horses who suffered an agonizing death in the blazing sun because their hateful owners denied them food and water. They had other options that would have left the horses alive and healthy. The owners should be charged for their despicable, senseless act, and be given the maximum penalty. Marilyn Ktestakis Taylorsville</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> 58313436@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:33:02 MDT Letter: Guns poison any hope of a civil society http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313461-82/guns-gun-sltrib-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313461-82/guns-gun-sltrib-letter.html.csp">Letter: Guns poison any hope of a civil society</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:52:51.701-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stephen Van Dyke’s criticism (Public Forum, Aug. 10) of Ron Molen’s letter (Aug. 7) games the facts. The 100,000 dead and wounded each year mentioned by Molen breaks down accordingly: 13,000 homicides and 17,000 suicides or 30,000 dead and 70,000 wounded. These are general figures that stay consistent year after year according to public safety experts. Precise numbers would be available were it not for Republicans stopping the Centers for Disease Control from collecting vital gun violence data 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> 58313461@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:52:51 MDT 30-year-journey: Mom wants lost son’s remains from Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58271918-78/lee-beeler-kathy-mary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58271918-78/lee-beeler-kathy-mary.html.csp">30-year-journey: Mom wants lost son’s remains from Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By harry stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T18:22:16.898-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 06:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mary Hagadus is eager for her son’s remains to be returned to her in Michigan by the end of the month. In September, Mary is scheduled to undergo radiation treatment for breast cancer, and she wants to have the memorial service before then. The service will be down by the Flat River, which winds southward like a wet snake through Belding, Mich. As a boy, Mary’s son Lee used to fish the Flat for smallmouth bass and rainbow trout, using nothing but string and a safety pin. “He’d catch fish no mat...</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> 58271918@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:22:16 MDT Letter: Where was the Public Forum? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58312924-82/forum-letters-monday-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58312924-82/forum-letters-monday-public.html.csp">Letter: Where was the Public Forum?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:37:29.649-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I was appalled to open Monday’s Opinion page and find there were no Public Forum letters and no explanation as to why not. Now, I am bearing with the Trib and its budget cuts. I realize its had to cut out many features and editorials. But Forum letters? I’m already trying to get used to Sunday’s letter depletion, but Monday, too? To me the only good things left in the paper on Monday are the Forum letters and Paul Rolly’s column. I am not the least bit interested in LDS Church-related news whic...</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> 58312924@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:37:29 MDT Letter: Gun death data not hard to find http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300720-82/gun-data-deaths-dyke.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300720-82/gun-data-deaths-dyke.html.csp">Letter: Gun death data not hard to find</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:36:02.268-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Ron Molen (Aug. 7 letter) cited data on gun issues, Stephen Van Dyke (Aug. 10 letter) responded with a weird complaint that was essentially “Where did you get that crazy data?” Though Van Dyke failed to provide any data, only the opinion that it could not be. Such data is extremely easy to find. A web search gets to the Centers for Disease Control site, which reported 30,000 gun deaths per year and well over 70,000 ER visits per year related to gun violence. Private gun ownership is uniquel...</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> 58300720@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:36:02 MDT Letter: Attack goes beyond all decency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300764-82/president-obama-beyond-decency.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300764-82/president-obama-beyond-decency.html.csp">Letter: Attack goes beyond all decency</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:36:02.366-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is difficult for me to see how the Aug. 13 letter by Andrew Papadakis, “Obama as Chamberlain” survived your instructions for submitting letters to The Tribune. I believe one of the requirements is accuracy. Since when is our nation required to be the “destroyer of Antichrists? Why is President Obama blamed for the two wars President Bush and Vice President Cheney were responsible for and were handed off to him? I hardly think that President Obama “has forgotten that America has done more to d...</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> 58300764@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:36:02 MDT Letter: Church should see gun violence as moral issue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58297193-82/gun-church-guns-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58297193-82/gun-church-guns-lds.html.csp">Letter: Church should see gun violence as moral issue</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:28:06.066-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The issues Stephen A. Van Dyke raised (“Attack on LDS Church about guns unwarranted,” August 8) concerning the gun issues that Ron Molen featured in his letter are nonsense. Molen did not make “attacks” on the LDS Church. He encouraged church leaders to consider the fruits of a gun-addicted society with the fear and destruction it perpetuates, and asked if this is the kind of society they want for their people. Mr. Van Dyke asked why Ron didn’t chastise the LDS Church for not speaking out on kni...</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> 58297193@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:28:06 MDT Letter: Stop the overlapping holiday seasons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58285846-82/holiday-enjoy-seasons-august.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58285846-82/holiday-enjoy-seasons-august.html.csp">Letter: Stop the overlapping holiday seasons</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:54:03.132-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Steve Wilde’s letter (“Slow down and enjoy holiday seasons,” August 8) hit the nail on the head! I have been bemoaning the very same thing for a very long time. A couple of years ago I was in a store that had all their gruesome Halloween masks, costumes etc. on one shelf, as this was two or three weeks before Halloween, while the shelf above it was all Christmas stuff. Talk about bizarre! Thanksgiving is hardly given the time of day anymore. Things have changed a lot over the years and not 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> 58285846@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:54:03 MDT Letter: TV reporter’s remark is offensive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284626-82/reporter-remark-cottonwood-coverage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284626-82/reporter-remark-cottonwood-coverage.html.csp">Letter: TV reporter’s remark is offensive</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:54:02.953-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the recent North Salt Lake landslide coverage, a local TV reporter referred to “the homeowner and his wife.” Am I the only one offended by this remark? Don D. Marsh Cottonwood Heights</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> 58284626@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:54:02 MDT Here’s the gist of the letters from people facing eviction in Short Creek http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspolygblog/58276787-191/letters-letter-font-wyler.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspolygblog/58276787-191/letters-letter-font-wyler.html.csp">Here’s the gist of the letters from people facing eviction in Short Creek</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T16:39:02.655-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The people facing eviction in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., having been writing letters asking to remain in their homes, and they have received replies. First, let’s discuss the reply. Attorneys for the United Effort Plan have been sending a boilerplate letter explaining the minimum requirements of staying in a trust home in two towns, collectively known as Short Creek — $100 a month plus pay the property taxes. The letter also reminds people they have had plenty of notice over the y...</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> 58276787@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:39:02 MDT Salt Lake formally rebukes San Diego Comic-Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58267121-223/diego-san-comic-con.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58267121-223/diego-san-comic-con.html.csp">Salt Lake formally rebukes San Diego Comic-Con</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T22:45:11.931-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 10:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake Comic Con has no intention of bending to San Diego Comic-Con’s whim and change its name. “Everybody knows that your attorney will tell you that you can win, so we’ve been assured that we can win,” said Salt Lake Comic Con co-founder and chief marketing officer Bryan Brandenburg. “But we’ve also done our own research … and we all agree that we have every right to use Comic Con.” Co-founder Dan Farr said they spoke with San Diego’s team Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, and “they are...</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> 58267121@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:45:11 MDT Herbert to monument supporters: Come visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58267711-90/area-herbert-lands-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58267711-90/area-herbert-lands-letter.html.csp">Herbert to monument supporters: Come visit</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="2014-08-06T22:40:11.986-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert is inviting 14 liberal U.S. senators who are asking President Barack Obama to create a 1.8 million-acre national monument around Canyonlands National Park to come to Utah and visit the area. “While I disagree with the specific actions you recommend, I fully concur that Utah is blessed with amazing natural resources worthy of protection,” Herbert said in the letter dated Tuesday. “Unfortunately, few out-of-state federal officials have had the opportunity to personally experience...</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> 58267711@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:40:11 MDT Letter: Utah drivers do as they please http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58263411-82/drivers-please-utah-class.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58263411-82/drivers-please-utah-class.html.csp">Letter: Utah drivers do as they please</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T17:47:46.315-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I went to the DMV the other day to pick up my new Utah Drivers Manual, and found that it had only one statement in it: “Do as you please.” John M. Class 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> 58263411@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:47:46 MDT Letter: Leggings are healthy sign of teen defiance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58263346-82/leggings-pants-girls-teen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58263346-82/leggings-pants-girls-teen.html.csp">Letter: Leggings are healthy sign of teen defiance</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T16:33:08.637-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I have to agree with Letter of the Week writer Makena Larson (“Leggings are not pants,” August 3); most teenage girls don’t look good substituting tights for pants. Not that it’s any of my business or that I look that hard, but “every angle of butt fat” is not a pretty sight. Speaking of which, how about the boys? They proudly and defiantly wear their britches above the knee and below the buttocks. A sane adult wants to scream, “Pull them up, dammit. You’re going to damage your knee and hip...</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> 58263346@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:33:08 MDT Embarrassed employee: Salt Lake City not ‘bloated’ or ‘corrupt’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58263798-90/becker-government-jordan-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58263798-90/becker-government-jordan-lake.html.csp">Embarrassed employee: Salt Lake City not ‘bloated’ or ‘corrupt’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T22:50:11.869-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City Hall is not “bloated” or “corrupt” and neither is Mayor Ralph Becker. That’s what West Jordan City Councilman Justin Stoker said in a letter of apology to Becker this week in response to an Aug. 2 story in The Salt Lake Tribune. He told the mayor that the story was unfair and took his statements out of context. Stoker also works for Salt Lake City’s Department of Public Utilities. “The article suggested that I think that Salt Lake City government is corrupt and full of problems,”...</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> 58263798@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:50:11 MDT Letter: ‘Letter of the Week’ on leggings was insipid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58258764-82/leggings-letter-girls-insipid.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58258764-82/leggings-letter-girls-insipid.html.csp">Letter: ‘Letter of the Week’ on leggings was insipid</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T09:26:02.397-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 09:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The insipid Letter of the Week (“Leggings aren’t pants, girls,” August 3) was a shock. Usually the Tribune’s choice of salient letters highlighted as Letter of the Week tend to deal with issues of consequence. The popularity of leggings is hardly one of those. Perhaps the editorial staff responsible for choosing suitable letters to print is trying to change the Salt Lake Tribune to Salt Lake Tribune Lite, a step toward its demise. Jody Plant 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> 58258764@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:26:02 MDT