SOCIETY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SOCIETY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Monson: It’s a rough time for anybody who loves sports http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58424293-77/sports-athletes-monson-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58424293-77/sports-athletes-monson-games.html.csp">Monson: It’s a rough time for anybody who loves 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="2014-09-18T23:15:17.099-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people’s accomplishments; the front page, nothing but man’s failures.” It was former Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren who spoke those words in 1968. Were he alive today, he couldn’t speak them now. Whatever line used to separate sports from news, accomplishments from failures, has been crossed over enough to erase it. There is no line, not anymore. The other day, I read through the listings on The Salt Lake Tribune’s on...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58424293@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:15:17 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘Red Band’ looks good; ‘Laura’ is just terrible http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58406681-223/laura-band-red-iframe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58406681-223/laura-band-red-iframe.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: ‘Red Band’ looks good; ‘Laura’ is just terrible</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T08:59:46.276-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fox’s “Red Band Society” is about a bunch of teens with life-threatening illnesses who turn a hospital into their home/high school. NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura” is about the mother of bratty twins who is also a NYPD detective. “Red Band Society” is far more plausible. Which isn’t difficult, given that “The Mysteries of Laura” is downright dumb. “The Mysteries of Laura” (Wednesday and Thursday, 9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): If you thought Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”) was tough to believe as a playwri...</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> 58406681@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:59:46 MDT Board ousts Paul Mero as Sutherland Institute president http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58339799-90/2000-board-discrimination-family.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58339799-90/2000-board-discrimination-family.html.csp">Board ousts Paul Mero as Sutherland Institute president</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="2014-08-26T21:18:58.091-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 09:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The board of the Sutherland Institute, the state’s most prominent conservative think tank, has asked its longtime president, Paul Mero, to resign after long-simmering disputes apparently reached a head. Mero, who ran the institute since 2000, said the disagreements were over “organizational matters” and executing the plans the group had made. “There is no disagreement over philosophy or direction or the projects we’ve been working on,” Mero said in an interview. “It’s just a matter of differenc...</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> 58339799@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:18:58 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 Movie review: ‘The Giver’ strong on ideas, just OK on action http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58285086-223/giver-config-data-jonas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58285086-223/giver-config-data-jonas.html.csp">Movie review: ‘The Giver’ strong on ideas, just OK on action</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T16:29:45.807-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 04:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Before “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent” and a slew of imitators of dystopian young-adult fiction, there was “The Giver,” Lois Lowry’s acclaimed 1994 novel of a seemingly perfect but actually repressive society. A story that was a trailblazer in print has become a follower on film. It’s a shame, really, because director Phillip Noyce’s adaptation of “The Giver” is a solid thriller brimming with interesting ideas — and only feels derivative because other titles have gotten to the screen first. ...</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> 58285086@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:29:45 MDT Imported puppies must be healthy, 6 months old http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58301448-79/puppies-puppy-imported-months.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58301448-79/puppies-puppy-imported-months.html.csp">Imported puppies must be healthy, 6 months old</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUE MANNING </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T19:14:02.138-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 07:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Foreign dog breeders have gone unregulated for years, shipping puppies so young and so sick that one in four died before reaching a U.S. airport, animal welfare workers say. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a regulation Friday that, starting in 90 days, will require all puppies imported to the United States to be at least 6 months old, healthy, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Census Bureau data show about 8,400 puppies a year were imported between 2009 and 2013. Because ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583014482014-08-15T19:14:02.138-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T19:14:02.138-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301448@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:14:02 MDT Letter: GOP has sunk to an agenda of hate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58287856-82/anti-hate-agenda-gop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58287856-82/anti-hate-agenda-gop.html.csp">Letter: GOP has sunk to an agenda of hate</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:41:19.783-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Republican Party has always been distrustful of large segments of American society, but in recent years this distrust seems to have devolved into pure hate. Republicans’ intense hatred of President Obama is without precedent in U.S. history. In addition to being anti-Obama, today’s Republican Party aggressively pushes an agenda that is anti-black, anti-Hispanic, anti-gay, anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-worker, anti-poor, anti-education, anti-science, anti-environment, anti-health care 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> 58287856@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:41:19 MDT Dionne: Cools stuff crowds out warm personal bonds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58281498-82/roberts-dunkelman-choice-neighborly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58281498-82/roberts-dunkelman-choice-neighborly.html.csp">Dionne: Cools stuff crowds out warm personal bonds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T01:01:04.224-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Consider how our definition of “neighborliness” has evolved. Once upon a time, being neighborly meant “reaching out to the people who lived next door” by, among other things, “offering to watch the kids in a pinch.” Now, “being ‘neighborly’ means leaving those around you in peace.” Or think about reSTART, the nation’s first rehab center for technology addicts who get so hooked to online games that their lives fall apart as their capacities for decision-making and self-cont...</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> 58281498@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT