Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Tribune’s news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed over the weekend.
Top stories this past weekend
Seesawing talks yield no accord on fiscal crisis • Senate leaders on Sunday failed to produce a fiscal deal with just hours to go before large tax increases and spending cuts were to begin taking effect on New Year’s Day, despite a round of volatile negotiations over the weekend.
Four priests, four friends, one faith undergoing historic changes • Whether by accident, serendipity or divine design, four future heavyweights of American Catholicism found themselves in the Class of 1962 at St. John’s Seminary on a lush hillside 60 miles from Los Angeles, including George Niederauer — who served as Utah’s bishop from 1995 to 2006.
Utah’s Cardall family settles lawsuit over Taser death • The family of Brian Layton Cardall, who died in 2009 after a Hurricane police officer shocked him with a Taser, has settled its wrongful death lawsuit against the officer, police chief and the city.
Retiring Utah prison administrator was a ‘bad guy’ but ‘honorable’ • Robyn Williams rose over nearly three decades to the top echelon of the state Department of Corrections to become deputy director of operations, a post she officially retired from at year’s end. “It was difficult,” she said. “Part of it was being a woman and part of it was looking more like the inmates than the officers.”
From luxury to bargain, Utah has it all, ski trip rankings say • Utah ski vacationers can seek bargains — near Salt Lake City — or find luxury — at Park City, according to the travel website TripAdvisor, which recently ranked North American ski destinations based on cost.
Driven by suicide, gun deaths increasing in Utah • Guns — or people firing guns — are killing more Utahns than they used to, and injuries from bullets are costing Utah more money. Data from the Utah Department of Health show gun deaths from 2007 to 2011 were 23 percent higher than from 2001 to 2005.
Football finance probe derails Cottonwood High gravy train • In an attempt to clean up Cottonwood’s finances, the Granite board passed a new donations policy that, among others things, prohibits big-time donors from coaching.
Other news of interest
BLM’s decision on Nevada-Utah pipeline called ‘pure folly’
Ogden family distraught after police mistake husband for wanted man
Ballet West executive director to resign after 15 years
Park City rabbi leaving for new post in California
Kidnapper suspected in death of Riverton teen set for 2022 parole hearing
U. plans cutting edge cell center in former Natural History Museum
A ban on assault weapons would not violate the Second Amendment
Rolly: Chaffetz has joined the chorus of whiners
How about a non-Mormon prayer to open Utah Legislature?
Editor’s column: Like it or not, media change is on the way
Monson: BYU’s Tyler Haws kicks Va. Tech’s [bleep]
Kragthorpe: Prep football kingdoms have become too big
Sean P. Means • The worst movies of 2012