Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend
Published: February 4, 2013 09:44AM
Updated: February 5, 2013 01:58PM
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Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune Merrill Taliauli lifts weights at the Northwest Multipurpose Center, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Salt Lake Tribune’s news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed over the weekend.

Top stories this past weekend

Hovercraft meant to protect Flaming Gorge Dam from attack » Purchased to combat a winter-time terror attack, vessel likely will be used mostly for rescuing stranded ice fishermen.

Jeremy Johnson gets new lawyer, warning » Judge appoints prominent attorney Ron Yengich, tells defendant to stop talking to reporters.

Pacific Islanders change the face of football in Utah • Decades after Polynesians arrived in Utah, families with the sport in their blood have put down roots, and their rise on the gridiron mirrors the state’s surge in top-notch recruits.

An elephant in a donkey suit? • Utah has one Democrat in Congress and last year he voted with the Republicans and against the majority of his own party more than 68 percent of the time.

Accountant by day, Wildman Wayne by night • The mountaineers with skis on their backs climbed the ice in Little Cottonwood Canyon for some June skiing. When one slipped, he skidded 800 feet, leaving behind a trail of skin and blood. It was just another extreme adventure for Wayne Niederhauser, the Senate’s new president and resident outdoor maniac.

One for the books • Salt Lake City got more than a place for books when its new downtown library opened 10 years ago.The building helped define Utah’s capital city and, some say, it started a new architectural era in Salt Lake City.

Peer courts offer justice for juveniles • One teen decided to snowboard in a city park in the middle of the night. Another was caught by police for skipping school. On a recent Wednesday evening, both faced judgment from their peers in Layton’s Youth Court, one of about 30 across the state.

Other news of interest

It’s ‘official:’ Sunset Sam says spring is coming

5 survive plane crash near Wellsville in Cache County

State steps in at ‘world’s largest rope swing’ near Moab

U.’s Marriott Library lands rare ‘Alice’ editions from anonymous donor

Utah man who disappeared feeding cows found in Las Vegas

Utah joins effort to defend traditional marriage in U.S. Supreme Court challenges

Utah brew pubs warned not to offer beer samplers

Alabama gets its first black Mormon stake president

One baptism good for five churches

On Facebook, Utah woman finds birth mother 2 days after post

Opinion and commentary

Art in Ephraim: Center evicted for themes of shows

Utah’s future: Herbert doesn’t see the big picture

Governor skirts pollution

Pyle: If it looks bad, it probably is

Rolly: Green community may have a concert

McEntee: Utahn joins new restitution push for child porn victims