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
Legislature to meet in special session to define powers of panel on Swallow • The Utah Legislature will meet in a special session Wednesday to clarify the powers of a special House committee investigating Attorney General John Swallow and create exemptions allowing some of the panel’s work to be done behind closed doors.
Supreme Court upholds innocence of Debra Brown • A woman who spent nearly two decades in prison for shooting her boss in the head is innocent of the crime, the Utah Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Family falls apart as father’s slaying in Salt Lake City goes unpunished • Seventeen years after their father was killed in cold blood, time has healed nothing. The Durazo children learned the last man awaiting trial for his death would not stand before judge or jury.
Inside the Missionary Training Center: Boot camp for Mormons • The MTC, where young Latter-day Saint missionaries are molded and mentored, where they are built up and, sometimes, dressed down. It’s the place they start to learn the languages (55 in all) they will need to preach the Mormon message and the place they begin to bolster the faith they will rely on to sustain the rigors of missionary life. The MTC is Mormonism’s boot camp.
Element 11: Set to burn freely at Utah’s regional Burning Man • Parker’s not wearing pants, but if you’ve noticed that you’ve already missed the point. Retired and an avid burner, he’s walking through the center camp at the 15th annual Element 11 — Utah’s regional Burning Man. With the summer sun high and the buildings nearby ready to incinerate, the most important observation isn’t whether anyone is wearing clothes or not.
Other news of interest
Teen found dead on Utah County road is identified
University of Utah student gored in Pamplona bull run
Weber County commissioner: Libraries ‘don’t need to be Taj Mahals’
Boy Scout camp director under investigation after shooting bear
Utah customers delighted by Twinkies’ early return to Wal-Mart
Demolition of baseball fields upsets Riverton residents
Ski resorts, business park draw new Hyatt hotel in Holladay
Utah Jazz excited about Trey Burke, despite rough start
Utah hog farm part of $7.1 billion Chinese deal
Opinion & commentary
Serving the mentally ill: County needs review of its system
Crime pays: Radiation fines must be much stiffer
Pyle: The poor are revolting!
Rolly: Republicans open fire on Matheson