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(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune) Karl "Willy" Winsness is surrounded by his immediate family at a family barbecue, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Winsness had been in prison for 17 years when in 2004 he left prison and restarted his work as a plumber. In 2011, he began working on creating a scholarship for the children of inmates or what he calls the "forgotten victims" of their parent's crimes.
Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend
First Published Oct 08 2012 07:53 am • Last Updated Oct 08 2012 09:37 am

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

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Top stories this past weekend

News of lower mission age excites Mormons • LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson announced during General Conference on Saturday that all faithful Mormon men can go on missions at age 18, rather than 19, as has been the practice for decades, and that women can serve at age 19, rather than waiting until age 21.

Killing may point to gaps in Utah services for mentally ill • Local experts are stitching together a safety net of services for people with mental illness, but for whatever reason, Zachary Cole Weston apparently fell through one of the gaps that still remain. Now, he is accused of fatally stabbed his 84-year-old grandmother.

Speedskater Cho admits tampering, alleges coach ‘pressured’ him • U.S. speedskater Simon Cho, who lived and trained in Utah, admits he bent a rival’s skate at the world championships last year, but says he was pressured to do so by national team coach Jae Sun Chun.


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Utah ex-con starts college scholarship for kids of inmates • Karl Winsness spent nearly two decades in prison, leaving behind two daughters who struggled in his absence. To right his wrongs, Winsness has created the "Willy the Plumber Scholarship" for college-bound children of incarcerated parents, awarding $1,000 and $500 scholarships every year starting in 2013.

Salt Lake police raid wrong home, point gun at elderly woman • Narcotics detectives in Salt Lake City used a battering ram Wednesday to knock down a door and execute a search warrant on the wrong house, frightening the home’s 76-year-old resident. At least one officer is on leave amid an investigation.

Other news of interest

Will Romney’s Secret Service protection hinder Mormon temple visits?

Utah’s new Teacher of the Year honored for bringing history to life

Sandy man, 85, crosses sky diving off bucket list

Incredible rescue of BASE jumper snagged on Provo Canyon cliff

Veterans proposing submarine monument at Library Square

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