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Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend
First Published Dec 10 2012 07:34 am • Last Updated Dec 10 2012 07:34 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

Texas site eases rad waste burden on Utah • Thanks to Waste Control Specialists, waste producers finally have a place to safely dispose of radioactive material they’ve been sitting on for years, And the pressure on Utah to open up EnergySolutions to hotter materials than are now accepted has likely eased.

‘Unique’ coach remembered for his passion • Former Ute coach Rick Majerus was remembered Saturday for his demanding nature, loyal friendship and distinctive personality during a funeral Mass in Milwaukee.

Teen death highlights Utah issue • The suicide of Bennion Junior High student David Phan has drawn new attention to the fact that Utah teens commit suicide more often than their peers in other parts of the nation.

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Utahns react to Supreme Court taking on gay marriage • The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to hear the case of California’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage has deep ties to Utah and, more specifically, the Mormon church.

Strangled by Warren Jeffs’ edicts, women leave FLDS • They had happy childhoods, knew Warren Jeffs as a kind teacher and beloved prophet. Even after their departure, they still have trouble believing he’s committed sex crimes. They’ve lost dozens of family members who are told to consider them apostates, the lowest of the low. They were three friends faced with a choice — their faith and families or their futures.

Utah adoption scandal: Birth mom felt abandoned by husband • When her husband left Texas to take a new post with the U.S. Army, Tira Bland says she felt all alone and abandoned. That’s why Bland said she decided, days later, to come to Utah to place Terry Achane’s child for adoption, without his knowledge. A Utah couple subsequently adopted their baby, but Achane wants his daughter back amid an ongoing legal dispute.

Other news of interest

Big crowds flock to FrontRunner

Herbert announces big changes to Utah Cabinet

Utah education leaders discuss changing graduation requirements

Clydesdales evoke memories of work horses for aging Utah veterans

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