Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Salt Lake Tribune’s top news stories, photos and opinions you may have missed over the weekend.
Top stories this past weekend
Snow College in eye of a perfect Mormon missionary storm • The junior college and community of Ephraim in central Utah brace for major declines as students leave earlier for LDS Church service.
Boy Scouts reject Utah Pride Center troop of non-gay people • A group of Boy Scout and church leaders have proposed creating a troop of non-gays sponsored by the Utah Pride Center, but the council, through the national Boy Scouts of America (BSA), has denied the new troop application.
Clark Planetarium celebrates 10 years of inspiring awe • Visitors ring a large sphere suspended from the ceiling, learning how the Earth’s climate changes are shifting ocean currents. Kids walk on models of the lunar and Martian surfaces. Patrons line up for snacks before the latest educational IMAX film. The whole Clark Planetarium, now turning 10 years old, simply hums.
Utah economist Jeff Thredgold deals with deadly brain disease • Determined to defy the odds, influential Utah economist Jeff Thredgold a couple of months ago set in motion a quixotic effort to salvage a piece of his long career before an incurable brain illness destroyed what remained of his life.
Essay: Can comedy go ‘too far’? • What’s funny, what’s offensive and what happens when one turns to the other.
Other news of interest
Young LDS women urged to stay away from tattoos, addictions
Willard police shoot, kill Sandy man after high-speed chase, crash
Layton foster parents adopt 15 special-needs children
Utah veterans pinched by switch in VA travel reimbursements
Utah Regents approve tuition increases for next school year
Panel looks at de-politicizing Utah’s $1.4B school trust fund
Chevron gives $10K for beavers’ care, pledges to cover all costs
Renovation of Ogden High auditorium wins recognition
Opinion and commentary
Admitting the need • It’s obvious: Schools underfunded
Last chance • If ACA fails, single payer is next
Pyle: Making marriage cool again
Rolly: The system that spawned a Mike Lee
Cannon: Don’t buy Victoria’s Secret empowerment farce
Peg McEntee: Why we can’t let Utah’s Snake Valley dry up