Utah Bucket List: Violinist in tune with Zion National Park • As a violinist, Rachel Panitch never expected her name to be linked to those of Ansel Adams, William Henry Jackson, George Catlin, Henry Thoreau and Thomas Moran. But, thanks to a National Park Service program that lets artists live temporarily in parks across the country, the Boston resident can be grouped with the painters, photographers and writers who helped preserve and promote the nation's most scenic locations.
Polygamous trust giving homes to 26 people • The fiduciary in charge of a polygamous community trust says the board is ready to give homes to 26 people, but a Utah judge will likely have to maintain control over the trust for "the next several years." The judge will have to maintain control because no one is willing to provide affordable liability insurance to a governing board that many hoped would be able to take control of the United Effort Plan, the trust that holds most of the homes and commercial property here and in adjoining Hildale, Utah.
Dozens of Utah Catholics answer call to join ministry • Sixty-three Spanish-speaking and 22 English-speaking Catholics were commissioned as lay ecclesial ministers Saturday. They now are equipped to be leaders in parishes and missions throughout the Salt Lake City Diocese. They cannot celebrate Mass, but they can conduct a Communion service, prepare Catholics for marriage or baptism and manage parishes.
Sanders turns the page, scouts for new home for his bookstore • The world inside Ken Sanders' bookshop ties Utah firmly to its past, just as the white-brick building on 200 East in Salt Lake City anchors a dozen other quirky stores on that downtown corner. Sanders, 62, has stuck at the location for 17 years, solidifying his business steadily while price-smashing digital sales and retail chains wiped out most stores like it. Now the shop and adjoining vintage and specialty outlets have to move after residential developer Ivory Homes leased the land from the owner and told tenants it plans to build.
San Diego Comic-Con sues Salt Lake over name • San Diego Comic-Con's beef with Salt Lake Comic Con's similar name has escalated, with the flagship pop culture convention formally filing a lawsuit against the burgeoning newcomer. San Diego filed its complaint Thursday in U.S. District Court in Southern California, seeking both damages and an injunction. The suit alleges Salt Lake's use of "comic con" in its name is trademark infringement and constitutes a "false designation of origin," confusing the public into thinking that the two conventions are affiliated.
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