Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Tribune’s news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Top stories this past weekend
A new ballgame for Obama: Playing defense • Barack Obama has been a political star and he remains a historic figure, but at this moment he’s an embattled incumbent trying to eke out a second term in a campaign that has turned nasty.
Utah transit officials travel the world at a cost of more than $600,000 • Information provided in response to open-records requests show that in the past year and a half, the Utah Transit Authority spent more than $600,000 on out-of-state travel including trips to more than a dozen foreign countries.
Utah Democrats split on party’s gay-marriage stance • Not many Utahns can say they are Democrats and Mormons and they support legalizing gay marriage.
Friend says dead Utah doctor and fiancée were ‘bad match’ • Lucy Eribez Schwartz was hailed as one of Utah’s 30 women visionaries eight years ago. But by the time Schwartz met plastic surgeon Joseph Edward Berg, her life, like his, had hit some rough patches and there was more trouble ahead for a woman whom friends and associates say so completely stood by her fiancé it may have cost the 49-year-old woman her life.
Saratoga Springs digs out after a flood of mud • About 700 volunteers Sunday helped dozens of Saratoga Springs residents clean up, a day after powerful storms moved through the city, damaging more than two dozen homes.
Weber State’s daddy-daughter duo making it work • This is a story of a life lost, a life dramatically altered and a new life, filled with promises of support from a network of relatives, friends and football families.
Other news of interest
Bryan Avenue dispute: Progress or monster house?
Utah hiker found four days after falling in tunnel
Six people, dog safe after boat capsizes in Willard Bay
Goodbye, gardens? Davis residents deal with oil damage
Prodded to improve care, Utah doctors look for answers in data
Traveling salesman accused of raping Layton woman
Teen struck by lightning expected to recover
Grazing’s impact on sage grouse stirs debate
Political outsider becomes Democratic activist to cheer on health-care reform
Presenteeism: Being barely there at work takes a toll
Columns and opinions
No apologies: School-play policy right move
Krugman: Paul Ryan’s great big lie about Medicare
Pyle: Gun porn gives the wrong idea
Rolly: Huntsman vs. Romney continues
A tale of two signals: Who says TV is best watched in high-definition?
Rob Bishop: Insider can have clout in capital
Labor Day: More than a 3-day weekend