PARENTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PARENTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Missing Sandy boy rides bike home; stayed overnight at friend’s house http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57826160-78/police-family-sandy-friend.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57826160-78/police-family-sandy-friend.html.csp">Missing Sandy boy rides bike home; stayed overnight at friend’s house</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T08:33:13.65-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 08:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A missing Sandy boy rode his bicycle home Wednesday morning, only to find police, TV news crews and worried family members camped out in his front yard. The boy rode into the scene about 7:30 a.m. After some hugs from family, he was taken away by police into a back yard to find out where he had been all night. He reportedly told him he had stayed the night at a friend’s house, unaware his parents were looking for him. Though surprised by his welcome home, 10-year-old Donevin Smith appeared to be...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57826160@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:33:13 MDT Letter: Show me the harm of gay parents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818108-82/states-documentation-gay-parent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818108-82/states-documentation-gay-parent.html.csp">Letter: Show me the harm of gay parents</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:19:56.878-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Would someone please show me the documentation that makes a gay or lesbian a bad parent. They are no different than us “straight” parents. Show me the documentation that makes a single mother or father a better parent than a gay or lesbian parent. So far all I hear is people viewing their personal feelings about what a family is. I need concrete documentation not quotes from Mormon text or even quotes from the Bible. I consider myself an open minded person. I believe everyone on earth is eq...</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> 57818108@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:19:56 MDT Letter: How about banning single parents? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57808395-82/couples-marriage-parents-single.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57808395-82/couples-marriage-parents-single.html.csp">Letter: How about banning single parents?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T09:17:40.203-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Our attorney general’s attack on marriage equality and adoption is based on a notion that different-sex couples provide better parenting than gay couples (a skewing of findings that show that two parents are generally better than one). If dual-sex parents are the gold standard and Utah can tolerate nothing less, then we’ll need to eliminate single-parent households. But good news! Since marriage’s purpose is to raise children, there’s a simple solution. In cases of unwed mothers, parental dea...</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> 57808395@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:17:40 MDT Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801394-68/hurt-hribal-thomassey-attorney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801394-68/hurt-hribal-thomassey-attorney.html.csp">Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joe Mandak </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Kevin Begos</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T19:40:43.03-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 07:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pittsburgh • The 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing 22 people at his high school was dazed “like a deer in the headlights” hours later and doesn’t fully grasp what he did, his attorney said Thursday as he sketched out the beginnings of a possible mental health defense. Deepening the mystery of what set off the violence, attorney Patrick Thomassey said Alex Hribal had no history of mental illness or troublemaking, didn’t abuse drugs and was no outcast at school, where the lawyer described him as...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578013942014-04-10T19:40:43.03-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T19:40:43.03-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801394@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:40:43 MDT Editorial: Fear overwhelms reason on SAGE test http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57791537-82/utah-test-questions-common.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57791537-82/utah-test-questions-common.html.csp">Editorial: Fear overwhelms reason on SAGE test</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T10:40:17.133-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 10:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A tiny minority of Utah parents is so opposed to the year-end tests used to determine whether their children have learned what they are expected to have learned that they are refusing to let those children take the test. It’s fortunate that the number of these overzealous parents is small, because the SAGE test developed in Utah by Utah educators is likely to be a useful tool in developing Utah curriculum that ultimately can help Utah children compete for jobs in a global marketplace. And we p...</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> 57791537@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:40:17 MDT Trib Talk: Parents raise questions about Utah school tests http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/57792056-231/com-comments-jennifer-jnpearce.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/57792056-231/com-comments-jennifer-jnpearce.html.csp">Trib Talk: Parents raise questions about Utah school tests</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T13:34:04.307-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 01:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The end of the school year brings end-of-year testing for most Utah students. But a parent group is speaking out against the new SAGE test and a higher-than-usual number of students is opting out of the assessment. On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., state associate superintendent Judy Park, Christel Swasey with Utahns Against Common Core and Tribune education reporter Lisa Schencker join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about what this means for teacher evaluations and school progress reports. You can j...</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> 57792056@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:34:04 MDT William and Kate meet 1st-time New Zealand parents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57795761-68/zealand-kate-parents-william.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57795761-68/zealand-kate-parents-william.html.csp">William and Kate meet 1st-time New Zealand parents</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T09:20:19.777-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wellington, New Zealand • Britain’s Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their baby son, George, interacted with first-time New Zealand parents and their babies on Wednesday. The informal meeting with 10 parents was held at Government House in Wellington. According to local media, all of the babies were born within a week or two of Prince George, who was born last July. William and Kate started their three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia on Monday. The royal couple plan to spend the next f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577957612014-04-09T09:20:19.777-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T09:20:19.777-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795761@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:20:19 MDT More Utah parents saying ‘no’ to statewide school tests http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57771592-78/parents-tests-students-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57771592-78/parents-tests-students-state.html.csp">More Utah parents saying ‘no’ to statewide school tests</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T16:08:42.27-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 04:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This month and next, hundreds of thousands of Utah students will sit before computers to take new state tests. At least several hundred others, however, will simply sit the whole thing out. Some Utah school districts are reporting higher numbers this year of parents opting their kids out of new state testing — known as SAGE. Parents have always had the right to keep their kids from testing, but this year’s higher numbers come amid anxiety over the new assessments. The state school board decided ...</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> 57771592@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:08:42 MDT Rhee: Opting out of standardized tests is the wrong answer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57784436-82/standardized-tests-schools-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57784436-82/standardized-tests-schools-students.html.csp">Rhee: Opting out of standardized tests is the wrong answer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michelle Rhee</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T05:46:02.677-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 05:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">No, tests are not fun — but they’re necessary. Stepping on the bathroom scale can be nerve-racking, but it tells us if that exercise routine is working. Going to the dentist for a checkup every six months might be unpleasant, but it lets us know if there are cavities to address. In education, tests provide an objective measurement of how students are progressing — information that’s critical to improving public schools. But in places like Colorado, Connecticut and New York, we’re seeing a new an...</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> 57784436@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:46:02 MDT Op-ed: Federal-state program strengthens families http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57765854-82/families-miechv-programs-parents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57765854-82/families-miechv-programs-parents.html.csp">Op-ed: Federal-state program strengthens families</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jay francis and paula green johnson</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:04.395-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One of the few issues on which politicians of both parties agree is the need for stronger families who are able to shepherd their children’s early development and live healthy, self-sufficient lives. Yet, thousands of families in Utah and across the nation will lose out on an important opportunity unless Congress quickly acts to reauthorize a federal/state partnership called the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. MIECHV funds a range of voluntary, in-home suppo...</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> 57765854@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:04 MDT State board wants better communication about school lunch accounts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57776486-78/board-policy-schools-model.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57776486-78/board-policy-schools-model.html.csp">State board wants better communication about school lunch accounts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T20:46:18.25-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 08:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">School districts and charter schools from throughout the state will have a chance to comment before a model school lunch policy is approved by the state Board of Education . The board voted Friday afternoon to send the policy out for comment, but member Keith Buswell said there’s no reason a district or charter school can’t write its own policy right away. Gov. Gary Herbert asked the board to create a model policy for schools to use in the wake of a fiasco at Salt Lake City’s Uintah Elementary 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> 57776486@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:46:18 MDT Utah ed board may tell schools: Don’t embarrass the kids http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57771597-78/lunch-policy-model-schools.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57771597-78/lunch-policy-model-schools.html.csp">Utah ed board may tell schools: Don’t embarrass the kids</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T22:42:12.632-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Board of Education is looking at a model policy for school lunch programs in the wake of a fiasco at Salt Lake City’s Uintah Elementary this winter. A committee of the board, and likely the entire board, on Friday will consider a model that school districts and charter schools can use to create their own written breakfast and lunch payment policies regarding student debts. In January, Uintah Elementary cafeteria workers took lunches from several dozen children who didn’t have enough mon...</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> 57771597@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:42:12 MDT Veto: Utah parent panel won’t review curriculum complaints http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765517-78/parents-state-bill-veto.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765517-78/parents-state-bill-veto.html.csp">Veto: Utah parent panel won’t review curriculum complaints</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T22:14:31.679-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 10:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Heeding calls from the State Board of Education, Utah PTA and parents on a statewide test question review committee, Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday vetoed SB257. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, passed the House by a single vote in the waning minutes of the legislative session last month. The bill would have expanded the job of the 15 parents who volunteered last year to scrutinize thousands of possible questions for new standardized tests being used this spring in Utah...</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> 57765517@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:14:31 MDT Emanuel: Wising up on early education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57757377-82/early-education-parents-quality.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57757377-82/early-education-parents-quality.html.csp">Emanuel: Wising up on early education</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rahm Emanuel</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T04:33:01.753-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 04:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When I was young, I would accompany my father, a pediatrician, on his rounds at hospitals across Chicago. He routinely gave parents of the children he examined a short booklet he had written on how to be an involved parent. While it included many tips, his central point was that parents needed to read to their children. The earlier they started, he stressed, the better. I am reminded of this as I observe the stale and senseless debate in Washington over the value of early education. Too many Rep...</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> 57757377@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:33:01 MDT Federal Trade Commission orders Apple to pay back parents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57740250-79/apple-parents-purchases-app.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57740250-79/apple-parents-purchases-app.html.csp">Federal Trade Commission orders Apple to pay back parents</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T15:50:01.821-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 03:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Federal Trade Commission has approved a settlement between Apple and angry parents who say they were unfairly charged when their kids bought in-app purchases on their iPhones or iPads without the parents’ approval. In the complaint, the FTC alleged that Apple failed to tell parents that entering a password one time while making an initial purchase also approved subsequent purchases for a 15-minute window in which unlimited charges could be made without authorization. The complaint provided e...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57740250@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:50:01 MDT Letter: Should children be protected from toxic food habits at home? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739122-82/parents-habits-healthy-abuse.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739122-82/parents-habits-healthy-abuse.html.csp">Letter: Should children be protected from toxic food habits at home?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T22:30:06.157-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">First lady Michelle Obama recently laid out restrictions for junk food marketing in schools. “... our classrooms should be healthy places where kids aren’t bombarded with ads for junk food,” she said in a statement. “Because when parents are working hard to teach their kids healthy habits at home, their work shouldn’t be undone by unhealthy messages at school.” But does this effort do any good if healthy habits aren’t taught at home? If our government is making the effort to protect children fro...</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> 57739122@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:30:06 MDT Op-ed: The best way to honor family traditions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57733837-82/laurie-parents-family-love.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57733837-82/laurie-parents-family-love.html.csp">Op-ed: The best way to honor family traditions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kody partridge</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:04.486-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A reporter recently asked what I thought about Utah’s long-held tradition of marriage and a couple’s commitment to each other and to their children. My own parents embodied this commitment to the institution of marriage and family. They married in their early 20s, raised five children and shared their lives together for more than 50 years until my mother’s death in 2012. I also value this tradition. As a child, I remember watching my father take my mother’s hand and two-step with her in the kitc...</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> 57733837@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Letter: Parents, teachers are asked to do too much http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57723109-82/parents-teachers-utah-america.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57723109-82/parents-teachers-utah-america.html.csp">Letter: Parents, teachers are asked to do too much</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:02.297-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re “Utah parent ‘curriculum cops’ don‘t want the job,” Tribune, March 18: SB257 sponsor Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, wants volunteer parents who reviewed 10,000 Utah test questions to handle parents who complain about the state’s new academic standards. Ridiculous! If he wants to satisfy those parents, let him do it himself. When I was a public school teacher, we had to administer NCLB in the spring and were asked to score them as well. Ridiculous! I left teaching after 15 years because, i...</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> 57723109@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:02 MDT Vaccinate children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57734292-82/hpv-parents-percent-protect.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57734292-82/hpv-parents-percent-protect.html.csp">Vaccinate children</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T01:01:03.615-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Our teens face an 80 percent risk of becoming infected with cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV). Safe, effective vaccines are available to protect our youth, but are not widely used. Only 24.1 percent of Utah girls age 13 to 17 have completed the three-dose series of vaccinations, and fewer than 10 percent of Utah boys are protected. More important, the vaccines can only protect a child from infection if the vaccine is given before being exposed to the virus. Some parents worry that ...</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> 57734292@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘Growing Up Fisher’ sounds unreal but isn’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57703412-223/parents-fisher-iframe-nash.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57703412-223/parents-fisher-iframe-nash.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: ‘Growing Up Fisher’ sounds unreal but isn’t</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T14:40:35.87-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 02:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The premise of the perfectly charming NBC comedy “Growing Up Fisher” (Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m., Channel 5) seems positively preposterous. Mel Fisher (J.K. Simmons) is a great dad and a successful lawyer who has always hidden the fact that he’s blind. Until, that is, Mel and his wife, Joyce (Jenna Elfman), decide to divorce, and he comes out as sightless and gets a guide dog. That’s sort of a tough pill for his young son, Henry (Eli Baker) — who has been Mel’s de facto guide offspring — to take. Hard...</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> 57703412@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:40:35 MDT