SOUTHERN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SOUTHERN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Heavy rains, landslides hit China, at least 45 die http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58194240-68/rains-china-heavy-landslides.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58194240-68/rains-china-heavy-landslides.html.csp">Heavy rains, landslides hit China, at least 45 die</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T09:42:08.46-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 09:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • Heavy rains and landslides over the past week have killed at least 45 people in southern China and left 21 others missing, the country’s Ministry of Civil Affairs and an official said Thursday. Southern China was also bracing for the arrival of Typhoon Rammasun around midday Friday, with wind gusts expected to surpass 140 kilometers per hour (90 mph). The typhoon left at least 40 dead in the Philippines, where it damaged homes and knocked out power Wednesday. Rain fell in Hong Kong, wh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581942402014-07-17T09:42:08.46-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T09:42:08.46-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194240@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:42:08 MDT Utah’s water year: Some improvement statewide over 2013, but south drier http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58146112-78/percent-utah-normal-river.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58146112-78/percent-utah-normal-river.html.csp">Utah’s water year: Some improvement statewide over 2013, but south drier</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="2014-07-03T22:01:47.724-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 10:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The latest Utah Climate and Water Report confirms what any denizen of southern Utah’s high desert and redrocks could tell you: It’s hotter than hell and drier than the heart of a haystack out there. Looking back over June, the July edition of Natural Resources Conservation Service study shows that the Southwestern Utah Basin in particular was parched. Nary a drop of rain fell there, capping the October-June “water year” total at just 56 percent of normal. No rain means that the soil moisture fo...</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> 58146112@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:01:47 MDT Book review: Debut novel by Lisa Howorth is a Southern mosaic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58074744-223/howorth-byrd-mary-book.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58074744-223/howorth-byrd-mary-book.html.csp">Book review: Debut novel by Lisa Howorth is a Southern mosaic</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KENDAL WEAVER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T14:49:01.868-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 02:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are many good reasons to read and enjoy “Flying Shoes.” For one, it is the debut novel of Lisa Howorth, a much revered stalwart of the literary South. She is the founder, with her husband, Richard, of Square Books, a venerable independent bookstore that took a perch on the town square in Oxford, Miss., in 1979. After all these years of promoting and befriending a broad cast of authors both famous and fledgling, Howorth now offers a book of her own. There is a measure of celebration in her ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580747442014-06-25T14:49:01.868-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-25T14:49:01.868-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58074744@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:49:01 MDT Utah forecast: A matter of fire and ice, snow and heat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58077832-78/weather-utah-fire-ice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58077832-78/weather-utah-fire-ice.html.csp">Utah forecast: A matter of fire and ice, snow and heat</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="2014-06-17T22:02:21.611-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fire and ice: an epitaph for the planet — or more immediately, a good way to sum up Utah’s weather entering the midweek. “Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice,” the poet Robert Frost wrote. Northeastern Utah, ignoring stereotypical June, gets some of the ice, with a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until noon Wednesday in the northern and central mountains. “It is snowing as hard here as it snows in any time in the winter,” said Wanship resident Gwen Woolstenhulme, unable to se...</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> 58077832@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:02:21 MDT Rick Warren to pastors: ‘There is no testimony without a test’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58051115-80/warren-pastors-southern-baptist.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58051115-80/warren-pastors-southern-baptist.html.csp">Rick Warren to pastors: ‘There is no testimony without a test’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADELLE M. BANKS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T11:49:01.481-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 11:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baltimore • Sharing how he has coped after his son’s suicide last year, megachurch pastor Rick Warren urged Southern Baptist pastors Monday to let their times of suffering be acts of ministry. “Behind every publicly successful ministry, there is private pain,” Warren said at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Pastors’ Conference. “Pain is God’s megaphone. There is no testimony without a test. There is no message without a mess. There is no impact without criticism.” Warren’s son, Matthew, 27, who...</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> 58051115@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:49:01 MDT GM Ignition-Switch Suits to Be Consolidated http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58047229-79/cases-company-district-ignition.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58047229-79/cases-company-district-ignition.html.csp">GM Ignition-Switch Suits to Be Consolidated</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HILARY STOUT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T17:42:02.366-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 05:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A panel of federal judges handed General Motors a modest but meaningful victory Monday, consolidating the pretrial phase of more than 80 lawsuits against the company into a single proceeding in Manhattan — the venue sought by the automaker. The cases, most seeking class-action status, have been filed around the country on behalf of owners of Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other cars that GM recalled this year for a dangerously defective ignition switch. Owners are seeking compensation for lo...</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> 58047229@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:42:02 MDT Women’s college basketball: Boettcher named Southern Utah head coach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58041166-77/boettcher-utah-assistant-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58041166-77/boettcher-utah-assistant-coach.html.csp">Women’s college basketball: Boettcher named Southern Utah head coach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-07T23:22:26.49-06:00">Updated Jun 7, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cedar City • Chris Boettcher, a former assistant at BYU at Utah Valley, has been named the head coach of the Southern Utah women’s basketball program. Boettcher replaces J.R. Payne, who resigned April 6 to take a job at Santa Clara. Last season, Boettcher coached in a men’s professional league in Japan. Previously, he spent four seasons as an assistant at BYU. From 2001-09, he was an assistant at Utah Valley University. The Salt Lake Tribune</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> 58041166@www.sltrib.com Sat, 07 Jun 2014 23:22:26 MDT Southern Utah temperatures could hit 100 on Saturday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58039646-78/saturday-sunday-utah-weather.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58039646-78/saturday-sunday-utah-weather.html.csp">Southern Utah temperatures could hit 100 on Saturday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela Manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-07T10:15:02.476-06:00">Updated Jun 7, 2014 10:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The heat is on in southern Utah. Highs in the southwest part of the state, including the St. George area and Zion National Park, are predicted to hit about 100 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Overnight lows on Saturday and Sunday nights will be in the upper 60s, according to the National Weather Service. South central Utah is predicted to be slightly cooler, with temperatures rising to around 90 both days and dropping to the low to mid 50s at night. Northern Utah can expect pleasant weekend weat...</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> 58039646@www.sltrib.com Sat, 07 Jun 2014 10:15:02 MDT Southern Baptists see memberships, baptisms decline — again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58028186-80/southern-baptists-church-luter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58028186-80/southern-baptists-church-luter.html.csp">Southern Baptists see memberships, baptisms decline — again</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADELLE M. BANKS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T16:54:08.034-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 04:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For Southern Baptists, it’s happened again: Another annual report shows the denomination is losing members and baptizing fewer people. The Rev. Fred Luter, outgoing president of the Southern Baptist Convention, believes old-time methods to spread the gospel have met a culture that’s younger, more diverse and doesn’t necessarily see the pew — or even sin — as a priority. “Our society is just not what it used to be,” said Luter, who conceded he’s discouraged by the reports. “When I grew up, there ...</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> 58028186@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:54:08 MDT