WHETHER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WHETHER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Judge sees confession tape in ‘79 missing boy case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417183-68/hernandez-etan-bag-confessed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417183-68/hernandez-etan-bag-confessed.html.csp">Judge sees confession tape in ‘79 missing boy case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By COLLEEN LONG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T15:36:02.896-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 03:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Manhattan convenience store on May 25, 1979. He describes putting the boy, who was still alive, into a plastic bag, then putting the bag inside a box and dumping it nearby. “I was nervous; my legs were jumping,” Pedro Hernandez said. “I wanted to let go, but I just couldn’t let go. I felt like something just took over me. I don’t know what to say. Something...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58417183@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:36:02 MDT Confession is focus of NYC missing boy hearing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409583-68/hernandez-confession-whether-miranda.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409583-68/hernandez-confession-whether-miranda.html.csp">Confession is focus of NYC missing boy hearing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER PELTZ and COLLEEN LONG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T11:44:02.416-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Pedro Hernandez hadn’t attracted much attention from police before detectives came to his suburban New Jersey door on a tip one morning in May 2012. Seven hours later, the investigators’ video cameras started rolling as he admitted killing a 6-year-old boy whose 1979 disappearance helped ignite a nationwide missing-children’s movement. The circumstances surrounding that confession are set to be scrutinized at a hearing, starting Monday, to determine whether Hernandez’ statements are f...</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> 58409583@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:44:02 MDT Fired Wal-Mart workers say they have right to self-defense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369646-78/mart-wal-employees-fired.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369646-78/mart-wal-employees-fired.html.csp">Fired Wal-Mart workers say they have right to self-defense</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T20:25:43.142-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 08:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Employees of Utah companies should not have to choose between self-defense and their job, an attorney for six fired Wal-Mart employees told the Utah Supreme Court on Wednesday. Lorraine Brown, an attorney for the six who were fired after confrontations with shoplifting customers or another employee’s angry spouse, told the court that Utah workers sometimes had to confront a “terrible choice” of trying to ensure their own safety or keeping their jobs. “No employee should be required to make this...</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> 58369646@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:25:43 MDT Police use of military gear to be reviewed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329903-68/police-equipment-ferguson-whether.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329903-68/police-equipment-ferguson-whether.html.csp">Police use of military gear to be reviewed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">David Nakamura </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Niraj Chokshi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T21:36:54.581-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 09:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supplied nearly half a billion dollars in military equipment to municipal police departments last year, amid criticism of the heavily armed response by local law enforcement agencies to protests in Ferguson, Missouri. The review probably will include the Defense Department’s Excess Property program, which is designed to give away tents, generators, pickup trucks and all-terrain vehicles, as well as military aircra...</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> 58329903@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:36:54 MDT 2 American Ebola patients released from hospital http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58321940-68/brantly-ebola-health-hospital.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58321940-68/brantly-ebola-health-hospital.html.csp">2 American Ebola patients released from hospital</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathleen Foody </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Jeff Martin</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T19:25:28.154-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 07:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday. Their release poses no public health risk, Dr. Bruce Ribner of Emory University Hospital stressed. Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol, 59, show no evidence of Ebola, and generally patients do not relapse and are not contagious once they’ve recovered, said Ribner, director of the hospital...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583219402014-08-21T19:25:28.154-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T19:25:28.154-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321940@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:25:28 MDT BYU practice report: Probable starters Kaufusi, Kanuch finally back on the field http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58314653-65/camp-really-mendenhall-think.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58314653-65/camp-really-mendenhall-think.html.csp">BYU practice report: Probable starters Kaufusi, Kanuch finally back on the field</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="2014-08-19T18:22:01.835-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 06:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last week, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall issued Ice-Bucket Challenges to Utah media members. Tuesday, he passed out doughnuts. Well, sort of. Some NFL scouts who showed up to watch practice Tuesday apparently arrived with Krispy Kremes, and three were left over after the coaching staff was finished with them. So Bronco told us he would give them to whomever asked the best questions. As I’ve mentioned several times the past few weeks, Mendenhall is as loose and easy-going this camp as I’ve seen him...</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> 58314653@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:22:01 MDT New Mexico chile gets certified-product safeguards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314569-79/chile-mexico-grown-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314569-79/chile-mexico-grown-state.html.csp">New Mexico chile gets certified-product safeguards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T17:58:01.452-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 05:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bernalillo, N.M. • Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation’s most famous sweet onion. Now New Mexico has its own trademark and certification program to protect the reputation and integrity of its signature crop: chile. Gov. Susana Martinez, members of the New Mexico Chile Association and other officials unveiled the program before a packed room of chile aficionados gathered Tuesday at The Range Cafe, the first restaurant to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583145692014-08-19T17:58:01.452-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T17:58:01.452-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314569@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:58:01 MDT Air Force coaches told to help curb assaults http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58297000-77/force-sexual-academy-assaults.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58297000-77/force-sexual-academy-assaults.html.csp">Air Force coaches told to help curb assaults</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAN ELLIOTT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T22:49:13.639-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Air Force Academy, Colo. • The superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy said Wednesday that she has told athletic coaches to take a bigger role in preventing sexual assaults, pulling them into the yearslong campaign at the school to stem abuse. Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, who took charge of the school a year ago, said coaches had not been fully involved in what she called the broader conversation about school standards. Johnson said she has spoken with them twice about her expectations and to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582970002014-08-14T22:49:13.639-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T22:49:13.639-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297000@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:49:13 MDT Camp spotlight on BYU's offensive line http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58296936-65/tujague-offensive-guys-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58296936-65/tujague-offensive-guys-coach.html.csp">Camp spotlight on BYU's offensive line</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="2014-08-14T10:28:03.135-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Had a good chat the other day with BYU offensive line coach Garett Tujague about the progress the offensive line has made since spring camp ended. Tujague was optimistic, but a bit guarded, as you can read in this report in today’s Tribune about the unit that is under so much scrutiny in preseason training camp. My biggest takeaway was that the new guys who were either brought in or switched from defense to offense are better than some of the guys who played a lot the last few seasons. It will b...</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> 58296936@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:28:03 MDT Investigators mum on fatal Salt Lake City shooting of fugitive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58292957-78/taylor-lake-salt-dillon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58292957-78/taylor-lake-salt-dillon.html.csp">Investigators mum on fatal Salt Lake City shooting of fugitive</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="2014-08-13T22:06:55.014-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 10:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investigators probing Salt Lake City police officers’ fatal shooting of a fugitive outside a convenience store remained tight-lipped about their findings — including whether the slain man was armed. Jerrail Taylor insists his brother, 20-year-old Dillon Taylor, did not have a handgun on him when officers shot him Monday night outside a 7-Eleven store at 2102 S. State St. South Salt Lake police Sgt. Darin Sweeten, whose agency is investigating the incident, declined Wednesday to answer questions...</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> 58292957@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:06:55 MDT Study found North Salt Lake slope was ‘stable’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58271500-78/edwards-slope-development-done.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58271500-78/edwards-slope-development-done.html.csp">Study found North Salt Lake slope was ‘stable’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T21:58:19.793-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">North Salt Lake • City officials are considering whether construction, done without permits, may have contributed to a landslide that destroyed a home here. The same slope was deemed stable just last year. A home developer, Sky Properties, hired GSH Geotechnical to evaluate the ground for Eaglepoint Estates, which is located about 950 S. Parkway Drive. That study, dated June 2013, determined that the slope around the hilltop site — made up of sand, silt, gravel and clay — was “globally stable.”...</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> 58271500@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:58:19 MDT Judge considers whether to release port records http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58212435-79/corps-documents-coal-environmental.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58212435-79/corps-documents-coal-environmental.html.csp">Judge considers whether to release port records</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T18:30:02.083-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 06:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Ore. • A federal judge said Tuesday he would weigh whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must release environmental review documents involving a proposed coal port criticized by environmentalists. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Papak said he must decide whether the documents show the agency’s internal deliberations about the Morrow Pacific coal export terminal in Boardman. Deliberative documents can be exempt from disclosure under federal rules, depending on how they’re interpreted by t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582124352014-07-22T18:30:02.083-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T18:30:02.083-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212435@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:30:02 MDT Kragthorpe: Jazz’s long climb will be fun to watch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58206029-87/jazz-team-season-whether.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58206029-87/jazz-team-season-whether.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Jazz’s long climb will be fun to watch</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:26.373-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Now that the Jazz have hired a coach, drafted two rookies, acquired two veterans and competed in a summer league, we all have a better gauge of what distance remains in the team’s journey toward NBA respectability. The Jazz have exactly 753 miles to go, with a 57,863-foot vertical climb. Sorry, wrong news release. Those numbers are from next month’s Tour of Utah cycling event — another holding of Miller Sports Properties, with its own daunting challenge. Yet there’s some commonality here. The 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> 58206029@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:26 MDT