MONSON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MONSON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Monson: How big a deal is BYU, Utah and Utah State football, really? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822172-77/utah-state-football-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822172-77/utah-state-football-game.html.csp">Monson: How big a deal is BYU, Utah and Utah State football, really?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T20:34:15.246-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You think Utah, BYU, or Utah State is ready for the big time? You think Utah is a football state, where the college game is large and every other sport is petite-sized? You think football is king here, along the lines of the game’s other regal regions, and deserves to be mentioned with them on an annual basis? Au contraire, my friends. It’s not even close. We’re not even close. How do we know, beyond the sorry facts that the Utes have won five Pac-12 games and lost something like 50 over the pa...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57822172@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:34:15 MDT Monson: The Jazz are still a team in search of a star http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57811158-87/jazz-percent-player-monson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57811158-87/jazz-percent-player-monson.html.csp">Monson: The Jazz are still a team in search of a star</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T18:57:57.842-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 06:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There’s one forceful fact we learned about the Jazz this season and it could be viewed as devastating by pessimists, but as useful by happy people who hope for better things in this year’s draft and beyond. Here it is: The Jazz’s young core players can be good, not great. There’s not a fledgling superstar among them. That’s a big deal because, jumping two steps ahead, for the Jazz to become an authentic contender, they must have a star. League history says there has to be a player who can put 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> 57811158@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:57:57 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 Letter: LDS Church’s treatment of gays doesn’t fit with prophet’s message http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57791992-82/church-monson-treat-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57791992-82/church-monson-treat-lds.html.csp">Letter: LDS Church’s treatment of gays doesn’t fit with prophet’s message</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T10:40:17.222-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 10:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I was struck by LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson’s talk on Sunday about showing kindness to others (“Mormon prophet Monson: Be like Christ, love others,” Tribune, April 6). Monson quoted John Greenleaf Whittier’s famous words, “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’” He went on to say we should treat all people well so that we would never have to feel this regret. I couldn’t help but respond to my TV screen, “Then why do you treat gays so abominably...</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> 57791992@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:40:17 MDT Monson: To heck with the NBA lottery — there’s a better way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57790926-87/draft-teams-lottery-pick.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57790926-87/draft-teams-lottery-pick.html.csp">Monson: To heck with the NBA lottery — there’s a better way</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T19:16:46.162-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 07:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 2013-14 NBA season has been defined as much by losing as winning. Hope and progress are centered on the outcome of the draft, not the games. It’s far from a tomahawk-dunk scenario, and it feels down and it feels dirty, but defeat today is the open gate to a happier tomorrow. Drop 55 or 65 and walk on through. There is a more transparent way, at least in theory, than to skid into favorable position and then count on Lady Luck and her twin sister to work their wonders. But given the limitatio...</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> 57790926@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:16:46 MDT Monson: Let college basketball suffer, let freedom ring http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776745-77/college-athletes-basketball-monson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57776745-77/college-athletes-basketball-monson.html.csp">Monson: Let college basketball suffer, let freedom ring</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T23:10:38.906-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 11:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Everybody’s complaining. But they know in their hearts they shouldn’t. Everybody wants college basketball improved. But the price for that improvement is too steep. Basketball is stuck, then, wedged between three despised words and one undeniable fact: • One and done. • Some wrongs must be endured in the name of greater rights. Nearly a decade ago, the NBA came up with its rule that disallowed high school players from entering the draft. Prospects had to be 19 or finish their freshman year 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> 57776745@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:10:38 MDT Monson: Would BYU-Provo ever drop sports? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57770433-88/byu-sports-monson-provo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57770433-88/byu-sports-monson-provo.html.csp">Monson: Would BYU-Provo ever drop sports?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T22:21:54.467-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 10:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BYU is dropping sports. It’s shocking, but the school, after building a tradition of competitive teams for decades, is giving NCAA athletics the heave-ho because … well, the mission of the unique religious institution includes more important, more sweeping goals. Its real priorities lie elsewhere, especially as the rigors and costs, maybe the complexities and ramifications of modern college sports ride a rocket to a place BYU’s Board of Trustees no longer wants to go. That board, made up of lea...</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> 57770433@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:21:54 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 Monson: You and I are clueless about NCAAs ­— and it’s perfect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57758811-77/final-monson-florida-brackets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57758811-77/final-monson-florida-brackets.html.csp">Monson: You and I are clueless about NCAAs ­— and it’s perfect</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T23:27:08.852-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Almost nobody got this Final Four right. Including you and me. By now, our brackets look like somebody strapped a keg of nitroglycerin to them and heated it up with a blowtorch. And, you know, that’s a beautiful thing. Of the millions of people who filled out brackets on Yahoo Sports, all of 191 nailed Florida, Wisconsin, UConn and Kentucky as the last teams standing. According to ESPN, only 612 brackets of the over 11 million entered in its tournament challenge had those four teams getting to ...</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> 57758811@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:27:08 MDT Monson: Is college football on the brink of a frightening explosion? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745306-77/athletes-football-players-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745306-77/athletes-football-players-college.html.csp">Monson: Is college football on the brink of a frightening explosion?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T23:44:34.076-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 11:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">OK, here’s what is most frightening about a regional National Labor Relations Board approving Northwestern University football players’ request to unionize: the potential unintended or unimagined consequences that could detonate out of that approval. Here’s what most scares a whole lot of college sports fans: the general philosophical shift or acknowledgement that these athletes are, in fact, employees of a school, not just students. While that acknowledgement carries with it much of the same 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> 57745306@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:44:34 MDT McNaughton’s latest painting: Mormon prophets as Scouts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57743394-180/mcnaughton-church-president-blog.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57743394-180/mcnaughton-church-president-blog.html.csp">McNaughton’s latest painting: Mormon prophets as Scouts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T21:31:37.669-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 09:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Controversial Utah County artist Jon McNaughton now has depicted 11 LDS Church presidents from Joseph F. Smith to the present, all in period Boy Scout uniforms, gathered around a campfire. “I wanted to paint an image that for the first time reveals the relationship between Scouting and the [LDS Church’s all-male] priesthood,” McNaughton writes on his website. In the center of the group is Boy Scout founder Robert Baden-Powell with current LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson, a longtime advocat...</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> 57743394@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:31:37 MDT Monson: Kalani Sitake says Utah knows what it must do: win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57738890-89/sitake-respect-monson-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57738890-89/sitake-respect-monson-utah.html.csp">Monson: Kalani Sitake says Utah knows what it must do: win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T22:24:11.663-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 10:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kalani Sitake summarized the approach and the attitude of Utah’s football players and coaches in spring practices by drilling straight into their cores as grown men, as competitors, to see what reserves and resolve might lie within. He played the respect card. He did not point his finger at others on the outside for dismissive disrespect of Utah football as much as he directed the responsibility for gaining good renown back on the guys in red. And he reflected on the past to set the tone for 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> 57738890@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:24:11 MDT Monson: Jazz’s lack of effort is Ty Corbin’s burden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57728548-87/jazz-corbin-players-monson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57728548-87/jazz-corbin-players-monson.html.csp">Monson: Jazz’s lack of effort is Ty Corbin’s burden</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T13:53:24.36-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 01:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Uninspired. That’s the best word — at least the best word that’s fit to print here — to describe the effort the Jazz put up against the hapless Detroit Pistons on Monday night. And it’s a word that’s been the best word too often during a Jazz skid in which they’ve stumbled to a 4-15 record in recent weeks. The Pistons arrived at EnergySolutions Arena for the fourth and final game of their road trip, having lost 13 straight roadies and five straight games overall. And the Jazz, coming off a home...</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> 57728548@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:53:24 MDT British judge tosses fraud case against Mormon prophet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57706938-78/court-church-phillips-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57706938-78/court-church-phillips-lds.html.csp">British judge tosses fraud case against Mormon prophet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T21:40:51.75-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A British district court judge has thrown out a fraud case against LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson, saying “the court is being manipulated to provide a high-profile forum to attack the religious beliefs of others.” Tom Phillips, a former Mormon bishop and stake president, had charged that Monson has “made representations … which were untrue or misleading — including statements about the origins of LDS scriptures — to “make a gain for himself or another.” “To convict, a jury would need to ...</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> 57706938@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:40:51 MDT Scout lodge named after LDS Church President Monson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57694282-90/scout-lodge-monson-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57694282-90/scout-lodge-monson-president.html.csp">Scout lodge named after LDS Church President Monson</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="2014-03-18T20:34:05.68-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 08:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A $3 million donation will allow the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts to build a new lodge that it is naming in honor of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson. The council says the 23,000-square-foot lodge will serve as the centerpiece of its Bryant S. Hinckley Scout Ranch, which contains a cluster of four Scout camps in the Uinta Mountains. The donation comes from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, established by the James LeVoy Sorenson family for charitable endeavors. “The council h...</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> 57694282@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:34:05 MDT Monson: To whom will the Jazz turn for leadership? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57707562-87/jazz-lowe-guys-burke.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57707562-87/jazz-lowe-guys-burke.html.csp">Monson: To whom will the Jazz turn for leadership?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T23:50:11.704-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 11:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sidney Lowe was asked an important question about the Jazz the other day during my radio show, a question that had to be answered. Has to be answered. The assistant coach swung away with a great amount of candor. But his honesty raised more questions about exactly where the Jazz are in their ongoing development as this season skids toward a halt. First, the set-up. Lowe was talking about the San Antonio Spurs, and the way they are self-led to greatness by certain players, by alpha dogs who dema...</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> 57707562@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:50:11 MDT Monson: A painless way to fill out your NCAA brackets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697415-77/monson-state-brackets-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697415-77/monson-state-brackets-defense.html.csp">Monson: A painless way to fill out your NCAA brackets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T23:48:24.844-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 11:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Filling out NCAA Tournament brackets can be a complicated deal. Can be. Doesn’t have to be. Shouldn’t be. Everybody’s looking for an edge, for any bits of information that might aid in a strong effort — not perfection, not for Warren Buffett’s billion here — in climbing and reigning supreme over all the schlubs in all the cubicles at the office who want nothing more than to prove how much smarter they are than their co-workers. There’s them and there’s you. This isn’t so much an annual betting ...</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> 57697415@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:48:24 MDT British judge to decide if fraud case against Mormon leader can proceed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57683745-78/church-monson-phillips-fraud.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57683745-78/church-monson-phillips-fraud.html.csp">British judge to decide if fraud case against Mormon leader can proceed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T12:36:58.334-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 12:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A British judge will decide by Thursday whether a fraud case that disaffected Mormon Tom Phillips brought against LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson can proceed. The Westminster Magistrate District Court heard arguments Friday about the legitimacy of alleged fraud related to elements of Mormon teaching. Monson, the 86-year-old leader of the 15-million member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in a Jan. 31 letter was summoned by the court to appear to answer the allegations, but 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> 57683745@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:36:58 MDT Monson: 10 things the Jazz can do to improve their future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57665555-87/jazz-kanter-percent-favors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57665555-87/jazz-kanter-percent-favors.html.csp">Monson: 10 things the Jazz can do to improve their future</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T23:32:59.071-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 11:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ten things the Jazz can do in their final 18 games to improve their future — aside from losing all 18 for a better shot at a difference-making draft pick: 1. Force Trey Burke to get to the basket and to the line more. Not only is the rookie the best free-throw shooter on the team (91 percent), he has the worst field-goal efficiency (37 percent) among the Jazz’s main contributors. Solution: Encourage him to drive to the rim for easier scores and/or get fouled. Magic Johnson always said — and Je...</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> 57665555@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:32:59 MDT Salt Lake Tribune sports staff earns honors at APSE http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57649097-77/sports-tribune-ten-apse.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57649097-77/sports-tribune-ten-apse.html.csp">Salt Lake Tribune sports staff earns honors at APSE</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T21:37:15.762-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 09:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake Tribune’s sports section has once again been recognized as one of the best in the nation. The Tribune’s sports staff this past week earned five top-ten awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) during the organization’s annual winter conference in Indianapolis. The Tribune was honored as one of the ten best daily and Sunday sports sections for newspapers with a print circulation between 75,000 and 175,000. Tribune sports staffers won three writing awards. Gordon Monson...</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> 57649097@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:37:15 MDT