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This citizen journalism image provided by The Syrian Revolution Against Bashar Assad which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels, right, standing next a damaged warplane, at Abu Dhour military airbase which is besieged by the rebels in the northern province of Idlib, Syria, Tuesday April 30, 2013. In the north, rebels besieged military airport facilities, including Kweiras northeast of Aleppo city and the Nairab military base, adjacent to Aleppo's civilian airport, the country's second largest. Activists in Syria, who are part of the Observatory's network of informants, also reported clashes around an air base in northern Idlib province and near air bases in the provincial capital of Dier el-Zour in the oil-rich province in Syria's east, along the border with Iraq. (AP Photo/The Syrian Revolution Against Bashar Assad)
News roundup: Poll shows Americans are war weary

Poll: Americans against Syria engagement. Hatch calls immigration reform 'crucial.' School budgets face tough future.

Happy Thursday. Americans, it appears, are pretty war weary. A new poll shows little interest in sending troops to Syria even if the country is engaged in using chemical weapons on its own people. Some 68 percent of folks polled opposed sending ground troops while only 5 percent backed the idea. [HuffPost]

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Topping the news: Sen. Orrin Hatch calls immigration reform "crucial" and some of the current laws "stupid." [Trib]

-> The five-county area around the Salt Lake Valley needs to cut pollution by 10 percent to meet EPA standards. [Trib]

-> Gov. Gary Herbert says his Israel trip will pay off dividends for Utah. [Trib] [DNews] [AP]

Tweets of the day: From @joshjames: "Definite Utah inside joke. For years I've seen blue boutique lingerie shop #billboard. We are "bluer" pic.twitter.com/Bk6DRL6SHs

From @KenJennings: "The South will rise again! About noon probably. Watch some Judge Judy on the tee-vee. Shoot some beer cans off of something."

Happy birthday: To former state Sen. Karen Morgan.

In other news: A look at Utah's top school districts upcoming budgets and how rising health care costs and sequestration may affect them. [Trib]

-> Nearly 150 airport control towers, including two in Utah, will stay open through at least the end of the federal fiscal year, the Transportation Department says. [Trib] [DNews]

-> Homeless numbers in Utah are down 9 percent, according to the latest survey reported by Lt. Gov. Greg Bell. [Trib]

-> Jon Huntsman will headline the New York Republican Lincoln Day Dinner. [NYCRepublicans]

-> Rush Limbaugh praises Sen. Mike Lee's Heritage Foundation speech as "fascinating" and offers some thoughts on the senator's push for a new brand of conservatism. [RushLimbaugh]

-> Rep. Jason Chaffetz says there will be some whistleblowers appearing at next week's oversight hearing on the Benghazi attacks. [NRO]

-> Bob Bernick says the Democrats win over redistricting documents could prompt the GOP to change the rules. [UtahPolicy]

-> Peg McEntee, meanwhile, says it's about time the GOP-run Legislature gets smacked down by a court. [Trib]

-> Pat Bagley offers his take on the pressing situation in Syria. [Trib]

Nationally: A push to allow gay immigrants to sponsor their partners could scuttle the immigration reform push by prompting a GOP revolt against it. [Politico]

-> New freshman and tea party darling Sen. Ted Cruz is already eyeing higher office, talking about a potential White House bid. [NRO]

-> Authorities have arrested three people in connection with the Boston marathon bombing. [WaPost]

-> A 5-year-old boy shot his 2-year-old sister with his .22 rifle, one of a series of firearms touted as "my first gun." [AFP]

Where are they?

  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz tours the new Merit Medical buildings, hosts an open house for his new Cottonwood Heights office and attends the U. commencement.
  • Rep. Chris Stewart attends a prayer breakfast at SUU, meets with students at Riverside and Arrowhead Elementary Schools in Washington County and later hits the U. commencement.
  • Gov. Gary Herbert heads to the Day of Prayer community leadership breakfast at the Red Lion Hotel, holds a Cabinet meeting, attends the Utah Law Enforcement memorial service, lunches with the university student body presidents, hits a Clean Air Month event and joins a call with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebielius.
  • AG John Swallow heads to an education division meeting and later attends the Utah Law Enforcement memorial at the Capitol.
  • SL Co. Mayor Ben McAdams attends the county Board of Health meeting, hits the Council of Governments event and then meets with Deputy Mayor Nichole Dunn and Economic Development Director Dale Carpenter.
  • SLC Mayor Ralph Becker hits the Road Home One-by-One Breakfast, attends the Northwest Quadrant meeting and the Salt Lake County Council of Governments meeting before getting a briefing on the performing arts center.
  • WVC Mayor Mike Winder attends the Road Home breakfast, hits a Joint Policy Action Committee meeting and attends the Council of Governments meeting.
  • President Barack Obama makes a personnel announcement in the Rose Garden and then flies to Mexico City for a bilateral meeting with President Peña Nieto.

Got a tip? A birthday, wedding or anniversary to announce? Email us at cornflakes@sltrib.com. If you haven't already, sign up for our weekday email and get this sent directly to your inbox. [Trib]

-- Thomas Burr

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