Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend
It’s tough to follow the news when you’re finally off the clock and have time for yourself and your family. Rewind will help you catch up with all the happenings in Utah over the weekend.
Mormon faith brought serial killer to Utah • Racist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, who shot two black men in Salt lake City’s Liberty Park in 1980, told the Tribune in a long, no-holds-barred interview that converting to Mormonism is what initially drew him to Utah in 1975. He’s scheduled to be executed for another murder just ater modnight Wednesday in Missouri.
50 years later, the Kennedy years still shine for Utahns • After all this time and many changes to the American political landscape, Utahns — Democrat and Republican alike — look back on John F. Kennedy’s tragically short presidency with fondenss.
Report: Utah gov’s education goal has hefty price tag • State funding for higher education and student enrollment will have to ramp up significantly to meet Gov. Gary Herbert’s goal of bringing the number of Utahns with postsecondary education to 66 percent in the next seven years, according to a new report from the Utah System of Higher Education.
Salt Lake museum unlocking the secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls • One of the miracles of the Dead Sea Scrolls — the earliest surviving texts preserving the Old Testament of the Bible — is that they survived at all. "In ancient Israel, we have very few written documents that have ever been discovered," said Risa Levitt Kohn, co-curator of "Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times," a new exhibit opening to the public Friday at The Leonardo in downtown Salt Lake City.
From Compton to Utah: Alphonso Marsh’s unfinished journey • After a release from the University of Utah’s football team, Alfonso Marsh found himself in a Compton hospital with two bullets lodged in his body. Marsh has faced the shooting and many more difficulties, with the future still in the air, but most of all, he hopse to land on the roster.