PHELPS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PHELPS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Don’t expect the same Phelps as he comes out of retirement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822353-77/phelps-bowman-swim-100.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822353-77/phelps-bowman-swim-100.html.csp">Don’t expect the same Phelps as he comes out of retirement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BETH HARRIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T16:00:35.769-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Don’t expect the same Michael Phelps in his return to swimming after a nearly two-year retirement. Even if Phelps’ comeback is a success, it will be different this time around. No more swimming seven or eight events at the Olympics or world championships. No more grueling individual medleys. This time, it’s about taking on fewer and shorter races than the 22-time Olympic medalist did in his prime. At 28, Phelps is far from being too old to dive into the pool. In recent years, swimmers have succe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578223532014-04-16T16:00:35.769-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T16:00:35.769-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822353@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:00:35 MDT Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817745-77/phelps-bowman-medals-michael.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817745-77/phelps-bowman-medals-michael.html.csp">Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By beth harris</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T23:46:27.105-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26. Bob Bowman, the swimmer’s longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday that Phelps is entered in three events — the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly. “I think he’s just going to test the waters a little bit and see how it goes,” Bowma...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578177452014-04-14T23:46:27.105-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T23:46:27.105-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817745@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:46:27 MDT Extension of Remarks: The End of Fred Phelps ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57719305-82/phelps-fred-http-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57719305-82/phelps-fred-http-com.html.csp">Extension of Remarks: The End of Fred Phelps ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-23T08:52:02.303-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 08:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pastor (self-conferred) Fred Phelps, leader of a small but virulent band of anti-gay and, later, anti-American propagandists and demonstrators died early in the morning of the first day of Spring. — Phelps allowed to rant, and lost the battle — George Pyle | The Salt Lake Tribune “ ... I had mentioned to the reporter who was going to be covering the Phelps barnstorming that I wished he would give us that sign. Fearless journalist that she was, she actually asked him. Savvy media hound that Phelp...</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> 57719305@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 08:52:02 MDT Analysis: Fred Phelps’ hateful legacy may be the opposite of all he intended http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57709196-80/phelps-church-westboro-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57709196-80/phelps-church-westboro-gay.html.csp">Analysis: Fred Phelps’ hateful legacy may be the opposite of all he intended</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T19:50:52.059-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Fred Phelps, the 84-year-old founder of Westboro Baptist Church and media master of hate-speech campaigns, died late Wednesday after devoting decades to damning Americans for tolerating homosexuality. “God Hates Fags” was the Westboro philosophy, detailed in vile slogans on signs that a tiny band of relatives toted to 40 sites a week around the country. All told, the church in Topeka, Kan., claims to have staged some 53,000 protests. Whenever there was a newsworthy death — be it 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> 57709196@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:50:52 MDT Pyle: Phelps allowed to rant, and lost the battle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57710817-82/phelps-fred-www-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57710817-82/phelps-fred-www-http.html.csp">Pyle: Phelps allowed to rant, and lost the battle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George Pyle</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T23:37:03.219-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 11:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I could just imagine the gleam in Fred Phelps’ eye when he heard that I was hoping to have one of his picket signs for a souvenir. The one that said “The Fag Rag” in very large, hand painted letters. Phelps, the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., had brought his traveling circus of hate to Salina, Kan., where he was picketing, among other things, the newspaper I was then the editor of. We were on his list of targets — and had earned that special title — because our editorial...</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> 57710817@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:37:03 MDT Some believe Phelps’ hate crusade helped gay rights movement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57712248-68/phelps-gay-baptist-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57712248-68/phelps-gay-baptist-church.html.csp">Some believe Phelps’ hate crusade helped gay rights movement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HANNA and DAVID CRARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T08:29:02.306-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 08:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Topeka, Kan. • Fred Phelps Sr. led his small Topeka church for more than two decades in a bellicose crusade against gays and lesbians, saying they were worthy of death and openly declaring — often at military funerals — that the U.S. was doomed because of its tolerance of homosexuality. But in targeting grieving families of troops killed overseas, taunting people entering other churches and carrying signs with anti-gay slurs and vulgar language or symbols, Phelps and his Westboro Baptist congreg...</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> 57712248@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:29:02 MDT Anti-gay preacher and founder of Westboro Baptist Church dies at 84 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57709572-68/phelps-church-fred-topeka.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57709572-68/phelps-church-fred-topeka.html.csp">Anti-gay preacher and founder of Westboro Baptist Church dies at 84</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL PAULSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T19:16:51.143-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 07:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Topeka, Kan. • The Rev. Fred Phelps, the virulently anti-gay preacher who drew wide, scornful attention for staging demonstrations at military funerals as a way to proclaim his belief that God was punishing America for its tolerance of homosexuality, died here late Wednesday. He was 84. The Westboro Baptist Church confirmed the death, declaring on one of its websites, “Fred W. Phelps Sr. has gone the way of all flesh.” The church did not give a cause of death, but Phelps had been living under 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> 57709572@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:16:51 MDT Westboro anti-gay pastor Fred Phelps dead at 84 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57707617-68/phelps-church-gay-westboro.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57707617-68/phelps-church-gay-westboro.html.csp">Westboro anti-gay pastor Fred Phelps dead at 84</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HANNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T12:37:07.115-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 12:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Topeka, Kan. • The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who drew international condemnation for outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America’s tolerance for gay people, has died. He was 84. Daughter Margie Phelps told The Associated Press that Fred Phelps died shortly after midnight Thursday. She didn’t provide the cause of death or the condition that recently put him in hospice 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> 57707617@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:37:07 MDT Founder of anti-gay Kansas church in care facility http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691286-68/church-phelps-drain-fred.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691286-68/church-phelps-drain-fred.html.csp">Founder of anti-gay Kansas church in care facility</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T19:17:33.013-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 07:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Topeka, Kan. • The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., who founded a Kansas church widely known for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, is in a care facility, according to a church spokesman. Phelps, 84, is being cared for in a Shawnee County facility, Westboro Baptist Church spokesman Steve Drain said Sunday. Drain wouldn’t identify the facility. “I can tell you that Fred Phelps is having some health problems,” Drain said. “He’s an old man, and old people get health problems.” Members ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576912862014-03-16T19:17:33.013-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-16T19:17:33.013-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57691286@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:17:33 MDT