All - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Mormons aim to capture best stories from grandmas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58436281-78/family-stories-capture-church.html.csp The Mormon church’s family history research center is launching a social media campaign encouraging youngsters around the world to share their best stories about their grandmothers. The #MeetMyGrandma campaign is the latest effort to push young Mormons to capture stories from and about older family members before it’s too late. The program is being run by Family Search, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ nonprofit organization. The goal is to get 110,000 new stories logged in famil... The Mormon church’s family history research center is launching a social media campaign encouraging youngsters around the world to share their best stories about their grandmothers. The #MeetMyGrandma campaign is the latest effort to push young Mormons to capture stories from and about older family members before it’s too late. The program is being run by Family Search, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ nonprofit organization. The goal is to get 110,000 new stories logged in famil... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58436281@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:51:04 MDT Utah business leaders excited to play host to U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce convention http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58434211-78/hispanic-business-lake-salt.html.csp A dream is coming true for Don Salazar and Robert Rendon. For nine years, they worked relentlessly to get the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to bring its annual convention to Salt Lake City. Their persistence paid off. Up to 7,000 members of the organization are expected to fill Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City on Monday and Tuesday, participating in seminars, networking and listening to a group of speakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and Julián Castro, secretary... A dream is coming true for Don Salazar and Robert Rendon. For nine years, they worked relentlessly to get the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to bring its annual convention to Salt Lake City. Their persistence paid off. Up to 7,000 members of the organization are expected to fill Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City on Monday and Tuesday, participating in seminars, networking and listening to a group of speakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and Julián Castro, secretary... 58434211@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:37:38 MDT Utah football LIVE: Utah 20, Michigan 10 in third quarter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58435844-89/utah-utes-michigan-wilson.html.csp Q3 8:17; Utah 20, Michigan 10 Was the first half just a dream? It certainly seemed like it after the Utes offense took the field and scored the game’s first offensive touchdown in just 1:27 on five plays. Travis Wilson back at the helm, some runs opening up for Bubba Poole — did that just happen? Meanwhile, good news on the defensive front too. While the Utes have had trouble fully containing the run, and Gardner in particular, Nate Orchard set Michigan back big time with a 10-yard sack. Utes ha... Q3 8:17; Utah 20, Michigan 10 Was the first half just a dream? It certainly seemed like it after the Utes offense took the field and scored the game’s first offensive touchdown in just 1:27 on five plays. Travis Wilson back at the helm, some runs opening up for Bubba Poole — did that just happen? Meanwhile, good news on the defensive front too. While the Utes have had trouble fully containing the run, and Gardner in particular, Nate Orchard set Michigan back big time with a 10-yard sack. Utes ha... 58435844@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:24:14 MDT Elton John rocks his way down memory lane at Utah show http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58424754-223/john-crowd-keys-audience.html.csp Blasting onto stage in rose-colored glasses and a long jacket emblazoned with a stream of blue, red and gold sparkles spewing from a rocket and the words Rocket Man across the back, Elton John put on a performance that showed that 40 years of entertaining crowds has made him nothing short of a master at it. From fingers that deceptively look too stubby to coax music from a piano, the keys melted beneath his hands and the notes flowed seamlessly throughout the Maverik Center on Friday night. He d... Blasting onto stage in rose-colored glasses and a long jacket emblazoned with a stream of blue, red and gold sparkles spewing from a rocket and the words Rocket Man across the back, Elton John put on a performance that showed that 40 years of entertaining crowds has made him nothing short of a master at it. From fingers that deceptively look too stubby to coax music from a piano, the keys melted beneath his hands and the notes flowed seamlessly throughout the Maverik Center on Friday night. He d... 58424754@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:57:56 MDT Ads featuring Elisabeth Hasselbeck, other claims bring fine for Utah company http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433912-79/icon-ftc-glider-company.html.csp Logan-based ICON Health & Fitness Inc. has agreed to pay a $3 million fine to settle federal regulators’ allegations it was deceptive in claiming that use of one of its exercise machines for only three minutes a day would lead to substantial weight loss. The Federal Trade Commission claimed that ICON, a manufacturer and seller of a range of exercise equipment, violated a 1997 agreement not to make unsubstantiated claims about its products and required that those endorsing the products reflect t... Logan-based ICON Health & Fitness Inc. has agreed to pay a $3 million fine to settle federal regulators’ allegations it was deceptive in claiming that use of one of its exercise machines for only three minutes a day would lead to substantial weight loss. The Federal Trade Commission claimed that ICON, a manufacturer and seller of a range of exercise equipment, violated a 1997 agreement not to make unsubstantiated claims about its products and required that those endorsing the products reflect t... 58433912@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:57:56 MDT Second man arrested trying to enter White House http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436113-68/secret-service-arrest-arrested.html.csp Washington • A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way into the presidential residence before being apprehended. The president and first family were not at home. The second incident started Saturday afternoon when a man approached one of the White House gates on foot, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said. He later showed up at another gate in a ... Washington • A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way into the presidential residence before being apprehended. The president and first family were not at home. The second incident started Saturday afternoon when a man approached one of the White House gates on foot, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said. He later showed up at another gate in a ... 58436113@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:53:18 MDT Golf: Holes-in-one http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58435958-77/iron-yards-133-176.html.csp Glendale • Cherie Davis. No. 11, 133 yards, 7-iron. With Michelle Fausett, Gordon Show. Oakridge • Sam Nicolas. No. 15, 176 yards, 5-iron. With Jim Van Kovics. Glendale • Cherie Davis. No. 11, 133 yards, 7-iron. With Michelle Fausett, Gordon Show. Oakridge • Sam Nicolas. No. 15, 176 yards, 5-iron. With Jim Van Kovics. 58435958@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:07:01 MDT Review: Slash’s ‘World on Fire’ at its best as a slow burn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58399382-223/album-slash-fire-moments.html.csp A man renowned for being a member of one of the most hedonistic sleaze-rock bands in history — and for performing in a top hat — might seem an unlikely candidate to showcase new work with nuance and restraint. Of course, that hardly means that Slash’s “World on Fire” — the third “solo” album by the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist and the second to feature vocalist Myles Kennedy and backing band The Conspirators — is devoid of bombast or incendiary moments. In fact, the opening riff of the openin... A man renowned for being a member of one of the most hedonistic sleaze-rock bands in history — and for performing in a top hat — might seem an unlikely candidate to showcase new work with nuance and restraint. Of course, that hardly means that Slash’s “World on Fire” — the third “solo” album by the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist and the second to feature vocalist Myles Kennedy and backing band The Conspirators — is devoid of bombast or incendiary moments. In fact, the opening riff of the openin... 58399382@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:05:55 MDT Refunds sent from alleged fraud by Utah-related telemarketers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433444-79/capital-ivy-utah-companies.html.csp Federal regulators have begun distributing $4.4 million in refund checks to consumers who bought Internet business “coaching” programs for up to $20,000 from Ivy Capital Inc., part of a series of interrelated companies tied to Utah and Nevada. The refunds come from a Federal Trade Commission settlement with Ivy Capital, which is registered in Nevada with offices in Utah and was part of a web of companies from both states that sold online products. The FTC sued Ivy Capital and 29 companies and t... Federal regulators have begun distributing $4.4 million in refund checks to consumers who bought Internet business “coaching” programs for up to $20,000 from Ivy Capital Inc., part of a series of interrelated companies tied to Utah and Nevada. The refunds come from a Federal Trade Commission settlement with Ivy Capital, which is registered in Nevada with offices in Utah and was part of a web of companies from both states that sold online products. The FTC sued Ivy Capital and 29 companies and t... 58433444@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:58:28 MDT Utah same-sex marriage supporters decry use of child photos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58433698-90/marriage-sex-utah-photos.html.csp An organization that supports same-sex marriage said it was “a disgrace” for opponents to project photos of same-sex couples with children. Marina Gomberg, interim director of Equality Utah, a gay rights organization, objected to displaying the photos of the Utahns as “anti-marriage equality propaganda.” “It is a disgrace to use our families for a misguided and debunked view of what is best for children,” Gomberg said in a written statement on behalf of Utah Unites for Marriage, which supports ... An organization that supports same-sex marriage said it was “a disgrace” for opponents to project photos of same-sex couples with children. Marina Gomberg, interim director of Equality Utah, a gay rights organization, objected to displaying the photos of the Utahns as “anti-marriage equality propaganda.” “It is a disgrace to use our families for a misguided and debunked view of what is best for children,” Gomberg said in a written statement on behalf of Utah Unites for Marriage, which supports ... 58433698@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:58:28 MDT Travel: The Roosevelt trail, from Maine to North Dakota http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58430116-223/roosevelt-fdr-www-gov.html.csp Ken Burns’ new documentary about the Roosevelts — presidents Theodore and Franklin, and Franklin’s wife Eleanor — is bound to stir interest in some of the places connected to them. Here’s a look at some major Roosevelt sites, including birthplaces, family homes, vacation retreats and national parks and monuments from Maine to North Dakota. THEODORE ROOSEVELT SITES THEODORE ROOSEVELT BIRTHPLACE • Theodore Roosevelt lived at 28 E. 20th St. in Manhattan from his birth in 1858 until he was 14. The... Ken Burns’ new documentary about the Roosevelts — presidents Theodore and Franklin, and Franklin’s wife Eleanor — is bound to stir interest in some of the places connected to them. Here’s a look at some major Roosevelt sites, including birthplaces, family homes, vacation retreats and national parks and monuments from Maine to North Dakota. THEODORE ROOSEVELT SITES THEODORE ROOSEVELT BIRTHPLACE • Theodore Roosevelt lived at 28 E. 20th St. in Manhattan from his birth in 1858 until he was 14. The... 58430116@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:48:02 MDT Prep football: Ron McBride keeps giving back to game he loves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58416911-190/assistant-mcbride-coach-state.html.csp The September sun beat down hard on the Taylorsville football team as it prepared for a Tuesday practice. Large linemen huddled under the shade and helped each other with their pads as Warriors coach Rod Wells rolled into practice driving a golf cart with a familiar-looking passenger. Former University of Utah and Weber State coach Ron McBride sat next to Wells. On this sweltering afternoon, he took charge of Taylorsville’s offensive line. Warrior players suddenly seemed to perk up and things go... The September sun beat down hard on the Taylorsville football team as it prepared for a Tuesday practice. Large linemen huddled under the shade and helped each other with their pads as Warriors coach Rod Wells rolled into practice driving a golf cart with a familiar-looking passenger. Former University of Utah and Weber State coach Ron McBride sat next to Wells. On this sweltering afternoon, he took charge of Taylorsville’s offensive line. Warrior players suddenly seemed to perk up and things go... 58416911@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Utah State Football: Garretson confident as Aggies face road challenge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58433327-77/garretson-state-aggies-utah.html.csp Jonesboro, Ark. • The Utah State Aggies might be down a quarterback, but they certainly aren’t down on their hopes for a win when they play at Arkansas State on Saturday. Sophomore Darell Garretson, who will start in place of injured quarterback Chuckie Keeton, gives the Aggies just as good a chance of beating the Red Wolves as the guy the Aggies were pushing for the Heisman Trophy. If that thought sounds like a stretch, well, Garretson hopes to prove the doubters wrong. “Practice has gone well,... Jonesboro, Ark. • The Utah State Aggies might be down a quarterback, but they certainly aren’t down on their hopes for a win when they play at Arkansas State on Saturday. Sophomore Darell Garretson, who will start in place of injured quarterback Chuckie Keeton, gives the Aggies just as good a chance of beating the Red Wolves as the guy the Aggies were pushing for the Heisman Trophy. If that thought sounds like a stretch, well, Garretson hopes to prove the doubters wrong. “Practice has gone well,... 58433327@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Real Salt Lake: The intricacies of signing a Designated Player http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58433642-77/players-player-jaime-lagerwey.html.csp Garth Lagerwey didn’t have the luxury of sleep on his 15-hour flight to Santiago, Chile. The July 18 trip was years in the making, so Real Salt Lake’s general manager knew continued due diligence was mandatory. Excursions to scout talent in South America are laborious. Lagerwey, in his eighth season with RSL, studied the same video of players he had time and time again on the flight to refresh his memory. With him, a list of players who could become that next noteworthy signing — or possibly ano... Garth Lagerwey didn’t have the luxury of sleep on his 15-hour flight to Santiago, Chile. The July 18 trip was years in the making, so Real Salt Lake’s general manager knew continued due diligence was mandatory. Excursions to scout talent in South America are laborious. Lagerwey, in his eighth season with RSL, studied the same video of players he had time and time again on the flight to refresh his memory. With him, a list of players who could become that next noteworthy signing — or possibly ano... 58433642@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Prep football: Skyline 62, Murray 42 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58433939-190/skyline-murray-yard-region.html.csp Skyline’s mascot is the Eagle, but on Friday night against Murray, the team looked a lot more like Ducks. Oregon Ducks. Skyline used a blistering tempo to run Region 7 rival Murray right out of the stadium, rolling for an easy 62-42 victory. Quarterback Braxton Chipman announced Skyline’s quick intentions from the very first series, leading the Eagles on a six play, 75-yard scoring drive with passes of 7, 25, 19 and finally a 37-yard dart to Riley Sharp for the score. Skyline consistently h... Skyline’s mascot is the Eagle, but on Friday night against Murray, the team looked a lot more like Ducks. Oregon Ducks. Skyline used a blistering tempo to run Region 7 rival Murray right out of the stadium, rolling for an easy 62-42 victory. Quarterback Braxton Chipman announced Skyline’s quick intentions from the very first series, leading the Eagles on a six play, 75-yard scoring drive with passes of 7, 25, 19 and finally a 37-yard dart to Riley Sharp for the score. Skyline consistently h... 58433939@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT XTERRA USA Championships on tap at Snowbasin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58434459-77/xterra-championship-usa-trail.html.csp The best-of-the-best in the U.S. will meet at Snowbasin Resort near Ogden on Saturday to determine who will walk away with the coveted titled of XTERRA USA Champion. Over 1,500 competitors — including many of the best triathletes and trail runners in the world — are expected for a weekend that that will include the USA Championship off-road triathlon and Trail Run National Championship on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. This is the fourth year in a row the two races have been held on back-to-... The best-of-the-best in the U.S. will meet at Snowbasin Resort near Ogden on Saturday to determine who will walk away with the coveted titled of XTERRA USA Champion. Over 1,500 competitors — including many of the best triathletes and trail runners in the world — are expected for a weekend that that will include the USA Championship off-road triathlon and Trail Run National Championship on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. This is the fourth year in a row the two races have been held on back-to-... 58434459@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Analysis: NFL commissionerRoger Goodell still doesn’t get it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58434466-77/goodell-rice-nfl-commissioner.html.csp After spending more than a week in seclusion while his NFL was battered by one domestic violence embarrassment after another, Commissioner Roger Goodell finally emerged Friday to hold a worthless news conference that essentially hit on these four key points: • We got it wrong before. • We’ll get it right from now on. • Don’t ask about specifics. • Now, enjoy the games! After 45 minutes of sidestepping, all we learned is that the NFL will get back to us in 135 days on how it plans to deal wit... After spending more than a week in seclusion while his NFL was battered by one domestic violence embarrassment after another, Commissioner Roger Goodell finally emerged Friday to hold a worthless news conference that essentially hit on these four key points: • We got it wrong before. • We’ll get it right from now on. • Don’t ask about specifics. • Now, enjoy the games! After 45 minutes of sidestepping, all we learned is that the NFL will get back to us in 135 days on how it plans to deal wit... 58434466@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Prep football: Roy 36, Logan 0 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58434644-190/roy-yards-martinez-royals.html.csp Roy • James Martinez didn’t want history repeating itself. Logan had won the last 14 games against Roy. And Martinez and his Royals teammates got off to slow starts in two other games this season. Well the Roy defense made sure to stamp out both of those streaks Friday. The Royals forced a fumble inside their 15-yard line on Logan’s first drive and silenced the Grizzlies the rest of the way in a 36-0 victory. “We knew when it got down there, we had to step up,” said Martinez, a defensive lineman... Roy • James Martinez didn’t want history repeating itself. Logan had won the last 14 games against Roy. And Martinez and his Royals teammates got off to slow starts in two other games this season. Well the Roy defense made sure to stamp out both of those streaks Friday. The Royals forced a fumble inside their 15-yard line on Logan’s first drive and silenced the Grizzlies the rest of the way in a 36-0 victory. “We knew when it got down there, we had to step up,” said Martinez, a defensive lineman... 58434644@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Prep football: Herriman 63, Jordan 42 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58434674-190/herriman-jordan-mustangs-pearce.html.csp Sandy • Jordan’s defense has been a little leaky at times this season. On Friday night, the dam burst. Herriman quarterback Braydon Kener passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Mustangs to a 63-42 rout over the previously-unbeaten and third-ranked Beetdiggers. Herriman jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back against Jordan and its star quarterback, Austin Kafentzis. “We’ve been waiting for our offense to really click,” said Mustang coach Dustin Pearce.... Sandy • Jordan’s defense has been a little leaky at times this season. On Friday night, the dam burst. Herriman quarterback Braydon Kener passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Mustangs to a 63-42 rout over the previously-unbeaten and third-ranked Beetdiggers. Herriman jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back against Jordan and its star quarterback, Austin Kafentzis. “We’ve been waiting for our offense to really click,” said Mustang coach Dustin Pearce.... 58434674@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Utah shuts out Utah State in women’s soccer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58435024-89/utah-state-scored-soccer.html.csp Logan • Mariah Elmer and Natalie Vukic each scored their first collegiate goals, leading Utah to a 3-0 victory over Utah State in women’s soccer Friday. Lindsey Luke made three saves for her fifth shutout of the season and Katie Ribgy also scored for the Utes (6-0-2). Utah State is 3-4-1. The Salt Lake Tribune Logan • Mariah Elmer and Natalie Vukic each scored their first collegiate goals, leading Utah to a 3-0 victory over Utah State in women’s soccer Friday. Lindsey Luke made three saves for her fifth shutout of the season and Katie Ribgy also scored for the Utes (6-0-2). Utah State is 3-4-1. The Salt Lake Tribune 58435024@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Prep football: South Summit 42, Summit Academy 24 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58435125-190/summit-jones-south-yards.html.csp Bluffdale • Not so fast, our young friends. South Summit showed it isn’t yet ready to step down from its perch atop Class 2A, routing previously undefeated Summit Academy 42-24 Friday night. The defending champion Wildcats (3-1) pounded the host Bears (3-1) on the ground, with 292 rushing yards and four touchdowns — three by shifty senior quarterback Ty Jones. “It was huge,” said Jones, who also threw for 146 yards and two touchdowns. “It put us up into first place. We wanted it more than anythi... Bluffdale • Not so fast, our young friends. South Summit showed it isn’t yet ready to step down from its perch atop Class 2A, routing previously undefeated Summit Academy 42-24 Friday night. The defending champion Wildcats (3-1) pounded the host Bears (3-1) on the ground, with 292 rushing yards and four touchdowns — three by shifty senior quarterback Ty Jones. “It was huge,” said Jones, who also threw for 146 yards and two touchdowns. “It put us up into first place. We wanted it more than anythi... 58435125@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Prep football: Highland 10, East 3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58435152-190/hunter-highland-east-game.html.csp After his team’s running game was shut down all night, Highland quarterback John Hunter finally found some daylight. Hunter’s 18-yard scramble in the fourth quarter provided the winning points as the Rams defeated crosstown rival East 10-3 in a Region 6 prep football matchup Friday at Highland. The matchup was part of the Great American Rivalry Series — a promotion highlighting 100 rivalry games nationwide. It didn’t disappoint. “That’s a neighborhood street fight,” Highland coach Brody Benson s... After his team’s running game was shut down all night, Highland quarterback John Hunter finally found some daylight. Hunter’s 18-yard scramble in the fourth quarter provided the winning points as the Rams defeated crosstown rival East 10-3 in a Region 6 prep football matchup Friday at Highland. The matchup was part of the Great American Rivalry Series — a promotion highlighting 100 rivalry games nationwide. It didn’t disappoint. “That’s a neighborhood street fight,” Highland coach Brody Benson s... 58435152@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT N. Korean reporters using fax to file stories http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58435301-77/korean-south-north-stories.html.csp Seoul, South Korea • South Korean officials say North Korean reporters are using fax and American email services to file stories from the Asian Games in Incheon because the northerners’ websites are blocked in the South. An official from Seoul’s Unification Ministry said Thursday that the North Koreans have a direct communication line set up for the games to send faxes. They are also using email accounts from American Internet companies such as Google and Yahoo to send their stories to Pyongyang... Seoul, South Korea • South Korean officials say North Korean reporters are using fax and American email services to file stories from the Asian Games in Incheon because the northerners’ websites are blocked in the South. An official from Seoul’s Unification Ministry said Thursday that the North Koreans have a direct communication line set up for the games to send faxes. They are also using email accounts from American Internet companies such as Google and Yahoo to send their stories to Pyongyang... 58435301@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Petition filed seeking to block Vikings running back Peterson from son http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58435747-77/peterson-petition-child-texas.html.csp Minneapolis • Authorities in Minnesota filed a petition Friday seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. In the petition, Hennepin County Human Services asked a judge to block Peterson from using corporal punishment or physical discipline on the boy. It also would block unauthorized or unsupervised contact, and require Peterson to complete a parenting assessment. Peterson faces a child abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank the b... Minneapolis • Authorities in Minnesota filed a petition Friday seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. In the petition, Hennepin County Human Services asked a judge to block Peterson from using corporal punishment or physical discipline on the boy. It also would block unauthorized or unsupervised contact, and require Peterson to complete a parenting assessment. Peterson faces a child abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank the b... 58435747@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:03:11 MDT Prep football: Judge 41, Union 14 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58433935-190/judge-union-bulldogs-barnett.html.csp Judge Memorial football coach James Cordova readily admitted that he is not sure what a statement game is after his top-ranked Bulldogs destroyed previously unbeaten Union 41-14 on a beautiful Homecoming evening Friday. But this certainly looked like the kind of contest that warned other 3A schools that Judge is again the team to beat this season. With power runner Max Barnett and speedster Michael Kearns churning up yardage and a fired-up defense forcing turnovers early in the game, Judge simpl... Judge Memorial football coach James Cordova readily admitted that he is not sure what a statement game is after his top-ranked Bulldogs destroyed previously unbeaten Union 41-14 on a beautiful Homecoming evening Friday. But this certainly looked like the kind of contest that warned other 3A schools that Judge is again the team to beat this season. With power runner Max Barnett and speedster Michael Kearns churning up yardage and a fired-up defense forcing turnovers early in the game, Judge simpl... 58433935@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:39:26 MDT Utah football: Victory over Michigan could be big boost to Utes’ season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58433101-89/michigan-utah-utes-game.html.csp Ann Arbor, Mich. • Kyle Whittingham identifies the Big House with good memories. Brian Johnson throwing for over 300 yards. Paul Kruger and Koa Misi racking up sacks. Louie Sakoda drilling field goal after field goal. So, yeah, there’s a bit of nostalgia for that 2008 meeting with Michigan, when the Utes were able to pull away with a 25-23 victory that jump-started their 13-0 seaon. But it’s time to make some new memories. “Our guys are excited,” Whittingham said. “They’re excited to go there an... Ann Arbor, Mich. • Kyle Whittingham identifies the Big House with good memories. Brian Johnson throwing for over 300 yards. Paul Kruger and Koa Misi racking up sacks. Louie Sakoda drilling field goal after field goal. So, yeah, there’s a bit of nostalgia for that 2008 meeting with Michigan, when the Utes were able to pull away with a 25-23 victory that jump-started their 13-0 seaon. But it’s time to make some new memories. “Our guys are excited,” Whittingham said. “They’re excited to go there an... 58433101@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:38:48 MDT Real Salt Lake: RSL routs Rapids 5-1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58434252-77/rsl-colorado-rapids-real.html.csp Sandy • Dealt an early bout of misfortune Friday night against its Rocky Mountain rivals, Real Salt Lake lassoed misfortune and hog-tied it in 13 minutes. The middling Colorado Rapids waltzed into Rio Tinto Stadium needing a win just to ensure possibility of life in the Western Conference playoff race, but it was RSL that sealed the victory thanks in large part to a momentous rally from an early first half deficit scoring four goals in 13 minutes in the 5-1 runway win. “Loved the reaction from t... Sandy • Dealt an early bout of misfortune Friday night against its Rocky Mountain rivals, Real Salt Lake lassoed misfortune and hog-tied it in 13 minutes. The middling Colorado Rapids waltzed into Rio Tinto Stadium needing a win just to ensure possibility of life in the Western Conference playoff race, but it was RSL that sealed the victory thanks in large part to a momentous rally from an early first half deficit scoring four goals in 13 minutes in the 5-1 runway win. “Loved the reaction from t... 58434252@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:38:40 MDT BYU football: Virginia suddenly looms large for Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58432849-88/virginia-byu-game-upset.html.csp Provo • Shortly after knocking off the Houston Cougars 33-25 last week, BYU football players one by one talked about their eagerness to face Virginia this week and exact a measure of revenge upon the Cavaliers for last year’s season-opening loss in Charlottesville. By Monday, that tone had changed. All BYU coaches and players could talk about was how much Virginia has improved since a year ago, when it went 2-10. Talk of revenge had been replaced by talk of respect. Funny, what an upset over a T... Provo • Shortly after knocking off the Houston Cougars 33-25 last week, BYU football players one by one talked about their eagerness to face Virginia this week and exact a measure of revenge upon the Cavaliers for last year’s season-opening loss in Charlottesville. By Monday, that tone had changed. All BYU coaches and players could talk about was how much Virginia has improved since a year ago, when it went 2-10. Talk of revenge had been replaced by talk of respect. Funny, what an upset over a T... 58432849@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:51:13 MDT Utah vets honored in visit to WWII Memorial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58432762-90/war-memorial-veterans-honor.html.csp Washington • Nearly 70 yearsand thousands of miles removed, Benny Benson of Murray sat beside a fountain at the World War II Memorial in Washington on Friday pondering the difference between the calm, inspiring monuments and the devastation he saw after America dropped an atomic bomb in Hiroshima. “I don’t want another war,” said Benson, 95, a former Air Force pilot who flew a B-17 bomber as part of the support team for the first atomic bombing. It was an honor, he said, to be among fellow WWII... Washington • Nearly 70 yearsand thousands of miles removed, Benny Benson of Murray sat beside a fountain at the World War II Memorial in Washington on Friday pondering the difference between the calm, inspiring monuments and the devastation he saw after America dropped an atomic bomb in Hiroshima. “I don’t want another war,” said Benson, 95, a former Air Force pilot who flew a B-17 bomber as part of the support team for the first atomic bombing. It was an honor, he said, to be among fellow WWII... 58432762@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:12:28 MDT Paul Rolly: State makes longtime resident of Utah prove it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58429047-90/utah-building-state-employees.html.csp Noah North recently helped his mother make an appointment online to renew her Utah driver license. They gathered all the evidence she would need to prove she was a U.S. citizen and a lawful resident of the Beehive state and that the octogenarian had not illegally infiltrated the “Land of the Free.” They went to her appointment with a printed copy of her renewal form and a fist full of I.D. cards: bank cards, utility bills, her birth and marriage certificates issued by the state of Utah (it was ... Noah North recently helped his mother make an appointment online to renew her Utah driver license. They gathered all the evidence she would need to prove she was a U.S. citizen and a lawful resident of the Beehive state and that the octogenarian had not illegally infiltrated the “Land of the Free.” They went to her appointment with a printed copy of her renewal form and a fist full of I.D. cards: bank cards, utility bills, her birth and marriage certificates issued by the state of Utah (it was ... 58429047@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:10:11 MDT Martin MacNeill gets up to life in prison for wife’s murder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58428717-78/macneill-martin-michele-death.html.csp Provo • It has been 2,718 days since Alexis Somers has heard her mother’s voice, held her hand, smelled her perfume, or given her a hug. Seven years, five months and eight days after Michele MacNeill’s death, Somers stood before a judge and asked that the man convicted as her mother’s murderer — Somer’s own father, Martin MacNeill — spend the rest of his life in prison. “She was taken from us and robbed of her life,” Somers said. “We were all robbed of so much happiness and joy.” Fourth Distric... Provo • It has been 2,718 days since Alexis Somers has heard her mother’s voice, held her hand, smelled her perfume, or given her a hug. Seven years, five months and eight days after Michele MacNeill’s death, Somers stood before a judge and asked that the man convicted as her mother’s murderer — Somer’s own father, Martin MacNeill — spend the rest of his life in prison. “She was taken from us and robbed of her life,” Somers said. “We were all robbed of so much happiness and joy.” Fourth Distric... 58428717@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:51:03 MDT Lawyer to ask feds to probe Utah police shooting of Darrien Hunt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58433551-78/hunt-police-edwards-department.html.csp Saratoga Springs City on Friday identified the officers who shot Darrien Hunt as Cpl. Matthew Schauerhamer and Officer Nicholas Judson. The announcement came in response to a Hunt family news conference earlier in the day in which they called for the names and more information about the shooting. Also at that news conference, an attorney for the family said he is going to ask the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate the shooting and reports of racial discrimination in the city where it... Saratoga Springs City on Friday identified the officers who shot Darrien Hunt as Cpl. Matthew Schauerhamer and Officer Nicholas Judson. The announcement came in response to a Hunt family news conference earlier in the day in which they called for the names and more information about the shooting. Also at that news conference, an attorney for the family said he is going to ask the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate the shooting and reports of racial discrimination in the city where it... 58433551@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:51:03 MDT Review of old rape cases turns up three evidence kits worth testing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58434171-78/rape-cases-kits-dna.html.csp New details of unprocessed rape kits in Salt Lake City show potentially valuable DNA evidence was not tested in one child rape case and two cases of women reportedly attacked by strangers. In 20 rape cases released this week in an ongoing police review of “Code R,” or rape exam kits, most of the kits went untested because the victim already knew who the suspect was and no further identification was needed. But investigators are recommending three of the rape kits for testing, saying they may con... New details of unprocessed rape kits in Salt Lake City show potentially valuable DNA evidence was not tested in one child rape case and two cases of women reportedly attacked by strangers. In 20 rape cases released this week in an ongoing police review of “Code R,” or rape exam kits, most of the kits went untested because the victim already knew who the suspect was and no further identification was needed. But investigators are recommending three of the rape kits for testing, saying they may con... 58434171@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:50:36 MDT Utah forecast: Sunny on Saturday, rainy on Sunday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58435655-78/saturday-sunday-upper-weather.html.csp The National Weather Service is predicting a warm, sunny Saturday along the Wasatch Front, with cooler temperatures and precipitation on Sunday. Temperatures are expected to hit the 80s on Saturday and drop to the upper 40s to low 60s overnight. On Sunday, highs should range from the low 70s to about 80 and there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the weather service. Farther south, the thermometer is expected to hit the mid 80s in Cedar City, the upper 80s in Kan... The National Weather Service is predicting a warm, sunny Saturday along the Wasatch Front, with cooler temperatures and precipitation on Sunday. Temperatures are expected to hit the 80s on Saturday and drop to the upper 40s to low 60s overnight. On Sunday, highs should range from the low 70s to about 80 and there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the weather service. Farther south, the thermometer is expected to hit the mid 80s in Cedar City, the upper 80s in Kan... 58435655@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:50:36 MDT Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58435737-68/hostages-turkey-turkish-islamic.html.csp Ankara, Turkey • Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world’s most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. But as the well-dressed men and women captured by the Islamic State group more than three months ago clasped their families Saturday on the tarmac of the Turkish capital’s airport, experts had serious doubts about the government’s story. The official explanation “sounds a bit too good to be true,” said Sinan ... Ankara, Turkey • Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world’s most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. But as the well-dressed men and women captured by the Islamic State group more than three months ago clasped their families Saturday on the tarmac of the Turkish capital’s airport, experts had serious doubts about the government’s story. The official explanation “sounds a bit too good to be true,” said Sinan ... 58435737@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:48:01 MDT Concert preview: Dropkick Murphys shipping up to Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58420760-223/band-com-www-rock.html.csp Playing “Celtic punk” and naming your band after an osteopathic doctor who eschewed his medical practice to become a professional wrestler before going on to operate an alcoholic rehabilitation sanitorium are hardly conventional paths to mainstream success. And yet, somehow, the Dropkick Murphys continue to attract more than just a passing following — a feat they hope to accomplish yet again at Monday’s concert at The Complex in downtown Salt Lake City. Perhaps they’re successful on account of ... Playing “Celtic punk” and naming your band after an osteopathic doctor who eschewed his medical practice to become a professional wrestler before going on to operate an alcoholic rehabilitation sanitorium are hardly conventional paths to mainstream success. And yet, somehow, the Dropkick Murphys continue to attract more than just a passing following — a feat they hope to accomplish yet again at Monday’s concert at The Complex in downtown Salt Lake City. Perhaps they’re successful on account of ... 58420760@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:44:00 MDT AP Interview: Egypt’s President ready to back anti-IS fight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58435725-68/egypt-brotherhood-sissi-iraq.html.csp Cairo • Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but called for a “comprehensive strategy” to tackle the roots of extremism across the region. In his first interview with a foreign media outlet since taking office in June, el-Sissi sought to present himself and Egypt as being at the vanguard of confronting militancy, citing it as the reason for his ouster of Egypt’s... Cairo • Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but called for a “comprehensive strategy” to tackle the roots of extremism across the region. In his first interview with a foreign media outlet since taking office in June, el-Sissi sought to present himself and Egypt as being at the vanguard of confronting militancy, citing it as the reason for his ouster of Egypt’s... 58435725@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:39:03 MDT Scott D. Pierce: 13 returning TV faves to watch this week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58433102-223/season-iframe-abc-wednesday.html.csp If you’re a fan of “Sleepy Hollow” (Monday, 8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), you already know the truth about the Fox show — it’s absolutely insane. It is, after all, a show about Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who awakens after 250 years to do battle with the Headless Horseman and various other evil beings who are determined to bring about Armageddon.It’s great fun, but it’s nuts. And viewers aren’t the only ones who think so. Mison said he gets that same feeling with “every script.” “I mean, that’s why I lov... If you’re a fan of “Sleepy Hollow” (Monday, 8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), you already know the truth about the Fox show — it’s absolutely insane. It is, after all, a show about Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who awakens after 250 years to do battle with the Headless Horseman and various other evil beings who are determined to bring about Armageddon.It’s great fun, but it’s nuts. And viewers aren’t the only ones who think so. Mison said he gets that same feeling with “every script.” “I mean, that’s why I lov... 58433102@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:27:37 MDT Utah suspect in cannibal case should have been behind bars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58425650-78/oberhansley-utah-parole-blanton.html.csp The bullet that lodged in Joseph Oberhansley’s brain made him calmer, less violent, more mellow. He regretted the drug-fuelled madness that led him to shoot his girlfriend to death days after she gave birth to their son. He would be a better man. He would stay away from drugs, from violence, from prison. Or at least that’s what he told the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole during a 2004 hearing. This decade-old promise came undone last week as Oberhansley was arrested and charged in Indiana with... The bullet that lodged in Joseph Oberhansley’s brain made him calmer, less violent, more mellow. He regretted the drug-fuelled madness that led him to shoot his girlfriend to death days after she gave birth to their son. He would be a better man. He would stay away from drugs, from violence, from prison. Or at least that’s what he told the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole during a 2004 hearing. This decade-old promise came undone last week as Oberhansley was arrested and charged in Indiana with... 58425650@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:20:00 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58429300-223/book-utah-brett-chance.html.csp This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 25. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Amanda Mitchell of South Jordan had her name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Sheep Creek Bay at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Mitchell wins the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 25. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Amanda Mitchell of South Jordan had her name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Sheep Creek Bay at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Mitchell wins the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. 58429300@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:15:02 MDT Dionne: A wistful ‘no’ in Scotland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58435663-82/macdonald-scotland-govan-vote.html.csp WASHINGTON • Scotland’s referendum on independence was decided by voters whose hearts said yes but whose heads said no. This is why the energy of the campaign in one of the most consequential democratic consultations in history was with the “Yes” side. Passion, imagination and hope are always more inspiring than reason, calculation and doubt. This kept the polls close leading into Thursday’s vote, but it’s also why the people of Scotland decided to remain part of the United Kingdom. I understood... WASHINGTON • Scotland’s referendum on independence was decided by voters whose hearts said yes but whose heads said no. This is why the energy of the campaign in one of the most consequential democratic consultations in history was with the “Yes” side. Passion, imagination and hope are always more inspiring than reason, calculation and doubt. This kept the polls close leading into Thursday’s vote, but it’s also why the people of Scotland decided to remain part of the United Kingdom. I understood... 58435663@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:17:01 MDT Rampell: Stop denying progress made in U.S. schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58435604-82/schools-education-public-college.html.csp WASHINGTON • Have America’s public schools gotten worse over the years? Americans seem to think so. Every time I write about why attending college is so crucial for moving up the income ladder — or, these days, for landing any job at all — I’m inundated with emails blaming the country’s K-12 system. Today’s workers have to go to college, readers argue, because our increasingly broken public schools have ceded responsibility for educating them. Data from the annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll, a ... WASHINGTON • Have America’s public schools gotten worse over the years? Americans seem to think so. Every time I write about why attending college is so crucial for moving up the income ladder — or, these days, for landing any job at all — I’m inundated with emails blaming the country’s K-12 system. Today’s workers have to go to college, readers argue, because our increasingly broken public schools have ceded responsibility for educating them. Data from the annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll, a ... 58435604@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:57:01 MDT Carlson: Richard Clarke’s hair is on fire again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58435564-82/clarke-says-state-bush.html.csp WASHINGTON • Remember Richard Clarke, the presidential counterterrorism adviser whose hair was on fire about al-Qaida long before the Sept. 11 attacks and whose warnings of a threat from hijacked planes were ignored by the administration of President George W. Bush? Well, his hair is about to burst into flames again. This time, it’s the threat from Islamic State that has him worried. “They’re well-organized,” he says. “They’re running cities and vast territory. We don’t know how much money they’... WASHINGTON • Remember Richard Clarke, the presidential counterterrorism adviser whose hair was on fire about al-Qaida long before the Sept. 11 attacks and whose warnings of a threat from hijacked planes were ignored by the administration of President George W. Bush? Well, his hair is about to burst into flames again. This time, it’s the threat from Islamic State that has him worried. “They’re well-organized,” he says. “They’re running cities and vast territory. We don’t know how much money they’... 58435564@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:31:01 MDT Dance preview: Change is in the air with Ririe-Woodbury’s ‘Fall Season’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58429186-223/dance-company-bokaer-fall.html.csp The first thing to notice about the opening of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s fall season is its title: “Fall Season.” The straightforward description breaks with local convention of naming dance performances per a theme, and instead parallels professional companies in larger cities that simply announce the season. Using the same less-is-more reasoning, R-W has also decided to drop its December show. “It’s just quality over quantity,” artistic director Daniel Charon explained. “We will ha... The first thing to notice about the opening of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s fall season is its title: “Fall Season.” The straightforward description breaks with local convention of naming dance performances per a theme, and instead parallels professional companies in larger cities that simply announce the season. Using the same less-is-more reasoning, R-W has also decided to drop its December show. “It’s just quality over quantity,” artistic director Daniel Charon explained. “We will ha... 58429186@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:04 MDT The Best State: Montana, for the fairness of its tax system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433271-82/tax-taxes-income-sales.html.csp By Reid Wilson The Washington Post The federal government implemented an income tax in 1861 to pay for the Civil War. It levied a flat tax of 3 percent on all incomes above $800. A year later, Congress changed the system, creating the first progressive tax structure: The more money an individual made, the higher the percentage he or she paid in taxes. A century and a half later, Americans still think the progressive income tax is the fairest way for the government to raise revenue. When it com... By Reid Wilson The Washington Post The federal government implemented an income tax in 1861 to pay for the Civil War. It levied a flat tax of 3 percent on all incomes above $800. A year later, Congress changed the system, creating the first progressive tax structure: The more money an individual made, the higher the percentage he or she paid in taxes. A century and a half later, Americans still think the progressive income tax is the fairest way for the government to raise revenue. When it com... 58433271@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:04 MDT Washington Post: Economy improves, but not everyone is sharing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433284-82/wealth-fed-households-income.html.csp Amid other good news about the U.S. economy — a declining unemployment rate, lower child poverty — the Federal Reserve has just reported that the net worth of U.S. households rose $1.4 trillion, to $81.5 trillion, during the second quarter of 2014. This means that families’ assets, such as homes and stocks, have risen roughly $23 trillion in value since the depths of the “Great Recession” in 2009. Credit the market on Wall Street and recovering real estate prices, both partly attributable to the... Amid other good news about the U.S. economy — a declining unemployment rate, lower child poverty — the Federal Reserve has just reported that the net worth of U.S. households rose $1.4 trillion, to $81.5 trillion, during the second quarter of 2014. This means that families’ assets, such as homes and stocks, have risen roughly $23 trillion in value since the depths of the “Great Recession” in 2009. Credit the market on Wall Street and recovering real estate prices, both partly attributable to the... 58433284@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:04 MDT Chemistry is elementary in Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new plays http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416511-223/holmes-sherlock-says-watson.html.csp If would take a very clever series of deductions to figure out just why we’ve fallen so hard, again, for mystery stories turning on the bromance between tweedy supersleuth Sherlock Holmes and his commenting-on-the-action sidekick, Dr. John Watson. There are plenty of clues to reveal the outsized pop-culture love of this fictional odd couple. Consider the box-office-smashing big-screen chemistry between Robert Downey Jr.’s Holmes and Jude Law’s Watson. And then there’s the mesmerizing, career-mak... If would take a very clever series of deductions to figure out just why we’ve fallen so hard, again, for mystery stories turning on the bromance between tweedy supersleuth Sherlock Holmes and his commenting-on-the-action sidekick, Dr. John Watson. There are plenty of clues to reveal the outsized pop-culture love of this fictional odd couple. Consider the box-office-smashing big-screen chemistry between Robert Downey Jr.’s Holmes and Jude Law’s Watson. And then there’s the mesmerizing, career-mak... 58416511@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT Australian Pink Floyd returns to West Valley City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58420024-223/floyd-pink-band-fans.html.csp Pink Floyd fans are no doubt anticipating the arrival of The Australian Pink Floyd Show, but they could even have a say in what songs they’d like to hear at the Sept. 27 concert at Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City. For its “Set The Control The Very Best of Pink Floyd” tour, the band, formed in 1988, plans on featuring songs from the albums “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and “The Division Bell.” Fans can vote their picks for the set list at www.aussiefloyd.com. And in ca... Pink Floyd fans are no doubt anticipating the arrival of The Australian Pink Floyd Show, but they could even have a say in what songs they’d like to hear at the Sept. 27 concert at Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City. For its “Set The Control The Very Best of Pink Floyd” tour, the band, formed in 1988, plans on featuring songs from the albums “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and “The Division Bell.” Fans can vote their picks for the set list at www.aussiefloyd.com. And in ca... 58420024@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT Independence builds better relationships http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58420193-223/move-alone-boyfriend-carolyn.html.csp Dear Carolyn • I moved back in with my parents after college to save money and have been here ever since (three years). I have a good job and support myself, but I just haven’t felt motivated to move till now because of the savings. But my boyfriend of almost two years says it cramps his style to visit me at my parents’ home. After some discussion, we decided I would move in with him. I’m especially excited because it seems like a great way to stake out some independence without paying exorbitan... Dear Carolyn • I moved back in with my parents after college to save money and have been here ever since (three years). I have a good job and support myself, but I just haven’t felt motivated to move till now because of the savings. But my boyfriend of almost two years says it cramps his style to visit me at my parents’ home. After some discussion, we decided I would move in with him. I’m especially excited because it seems like a great way to stake out some independence without paying exorbitan... 58420193@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT DVD review: Raunchy ‘Neighbors’ dances on the line between college and adulthood http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58426033-223/college-neighbors-adulthood-kelly.html.csp Grade • B DVD •There are laughs to spare in “Neighbors,” an enjoyably raunchy comedy with a surprisingly tender undercurrent. New parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) discover a college fraternity is moving in next door — and the nonstop partying, while tempting in a “we’re-still-cool” way, is keeping them and their baby girl Stella up at night. With neither the town cop (Hannibal Buress) nor the college president (Lisa Kudrow) willing to help, the conflict devolves into an escalat... Grade • B DVD •There are laughs to spare in “Neighbors,” an enjoyably raunchy comedy with a surprisingly tender undercurrent. New parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) discover a college fraternity is moving in next door — and the nonstop partying, while tempting in a “we’re-still-cool” way, is keeping them and their baby girl Stella up at night. With neither the town cop (Hannibal Buress) nor the college president (Lisa Kudrow) willing to help, the conflict devolves into an escalat... 58426033@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT Utah theater swings into fall with curtain-raising shows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416272-223/says-utah-sept-hecuba.html.csp As the fall theater season gears up, three very different shows play on Salt Lake City stages this week. At Red Butte Garden, there are outdoor performances of Euripides’ “Hecuba,” a rarely performed tragedy featuring University of Utah acting professor Sandra Shotwell as the powerhouse title character. The Sting & Honey Company opens Peter Shaffer’s “The Private Ear,” a one-act play about falling in love with an idea. And at the Capitol Theatre, the Broadway Across America — Utah series kicks ... As the fall theater season gears up, three very different shows play on Salt Lake City stages this week. At Red Butte Garden, there are outdoor performances of Euripides’ “Hecuba,” a rarely performed tragedy featuring University of Utah acting professor Sandra Shotwell as the powerhouse title character. The Sting & Honey Company opens Peter Shaffer’s “The Private Ear,” a one-act play about falling in love with an idea. And at the Capitol Theatre, the Broadway Across America — Utah series kicks ... 58416272@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:02 MDT College football: Florida State’s Winston suspended for full game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58434374-77/state-espn-florida-lsu.html.csp Tallahassee, Fla. • Top-ranked Florida State will face Clemson without Jameis Winston — for the entire game and not just the first half. Florida State interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox said late Friday night that the star quarterback will be suspended for the entire game Saturday. The Heisman Trophy winner was originally suspended for the first half after making “offensive and vulgar” comments about female anatomy. Redshirt sophomore Sean Maguire will make t... Tallahassee, Fla. • Top-ranked Florida State will face Clemson without Jameis Winston — for the entire game and not just the first half. Florida State interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox said late Friday night that the star quarterback will be suspended for the entire game Saturday. The Heisman Trophy winner was originally suspended for the first half after making “offensive and vulgar” comments about female anatomy. Redshirt sophomore Sean Maguire will make t... 58434374@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:19:01 MDT Utah volleyball: Utes look to remain unbeaten http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58430581-89/byu-utah-hamson-launiere.html.csp Not only is Utah’s volleyball team 10-0, they’re 30-3 when you break it down by set. A victory in Provo on Friday would earn a school record for the most wins to start a season. They’d be undefeated entering Pac-12 play. Most importantly, they’d be proven. Taking three sets against No. 12 BYU is more impressive than 30 against the likes of Montana State, Georgia Tech, Lipscomb and even Utah State. Utah was also 10-0 last year when BYU came to town. But perfection proved fleeting as they lost 3-... Not only is Utah’s volleyball team 10-0, they’re 30-3 when you break it down by set. A victory in Provo on Friday would earn a school record for the most wins to start a season. They’d be undefeated entering Pac-12 play. Most importantly, they’d be proven. Taking three sets against No. 12 BYU is more impressive than 30 against the likes of Montana State, Georgia Tech, Lipscomb and even Utah State. Utah was also 10-0 last year when BYU came to town. But perfection proved fleeting as they lost 3-... 58430581@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:17:50 MDT Concert review: Pianist Yefim Bronfman’s brilliance astounds Utah Symphony crowd http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58430233-223/bronfman-concert-symphony-utah.html.csp One of the greatest musicians alive is appearing with the Utah Symphony this weekend. Friday’s concert, the first of Yefim Bronfman’s two-night engagement in Abravanel Hall, was the kind of performance that leaves you shaking your head in amazement at what you’ve heard. The superlative-defying Bronfman performed Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. Though still abundantly grand, it’s the less epic of Brahms’ two concertos for the instrument, and it features several moments of striking intimacy as the ... One of the greatest musicians alive is appearing with the Utah Symphony this weekend. Friday’s concert, the first of Yefim Bronfman’s two-night engagement in Abravanel Hall, was the kind of performance that leaves you shaking your head in amazement at what you’ve heard. The superlative-defying Bronfman performed Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. Though still abundantly grand, it’s the less epic of Brahms’ two concertos for the instrument, and it features several moments of striking intimacy as the ... 58430233@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:46:02 MDT Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58434776-68/ukraine-rebels-talks-ukrainian.html.csp Minsk, Belarus • Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine. The deal reached by representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the Moscow-backed rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe marks an effort to add substance to a cease-fire agreement that was signed on Sept. 5 but has been f... Minsk, Belarus • Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine. The deal reached by representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the Moscow-backed rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe marks an effort to add substance to a cease-fire agreement that was signed on Sept. 5 but has been f... 58434776@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:03:12 MDT Movie review: ‘Maze Runner’ sends viewers going in circles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58421408-223/maze-runner-thomas-config.html.csp Watching “The Maze Runner,” the movie adaptation of Utah author James Dashner’s dystopian young-adult novel, will make audiences feel like rats in a maze: sometimes energized, often disoriented and ultimately frustrated that the cheese at the end is so small. Appropriately, the audience is thrown into the story the same way its teen protagonist (Dylan O’Brien) is: confused and clueless as to what’s happening. He wakes up in an elevator rising toward a large grassy area, with no memory of who he ... Watching “The Maze Runner,” the movie adaptation of Utah author James Dashner’s dystopian young-adult novel, will make audiences feel like rats in a maze: sometimes energized, often disoriented and ultimately frustrated that the cheese at the end is so small. Appropriately, the audience is thrown into the story the same way its teen protagonist (Dylan O’Brien) is: confused and clueless as to what’s happening. He wakes up in an elevator rising toward a large grassy area, with no memory of who he ... 58421408@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:31 MDT Utah teacher to stand trial on charges of sex with second boy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58430029-78/altice-teacher-teen-charges.html.csp Farmington • When asked Friday to describe his relationship with Brianne Altice, the teenage boy said she was his “teacher with benefits.” On the stand during a preliminary hearing for the former Davis High School teacher, the now 18-year-old gave graphic details about how he went from being Altice’s student to allegedly having sex with the woman in his Farmington home. The 35-year-old woman is charged in Farmington’s 2nd District Court with four counts of first-degree felony rape and two count... Farmington • When asked Friday to describe his relationship with Brianne Altice, the teenage boy said she was his “teacher with benefits.” On the stand during a preliminary hearing for the former Davis High School teacher, the now 18-year-old gave graphic details about how he went from being Altice’s student to allegedly having sex with the woman in his Farmington home. The 35-year-old woman is charged in Farmington’s 2nd District Court with four counts of first-degree felony rape and two count... 58430029@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:01 MDT Duchesne motorcyclist hurt in crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58434648-78/clayburn-stradinger-crash-duchesne.html.csp A Duchesne man was flown to a hospital Friday evening after a motorcycle crash in Roosevelt. Coy Clayburn, 22, was driving his Harley-Davidson west on Highway 40 when, near 800 South, another vehicle turned in front of him to go east, said Roosevelt police Officer Luke Stradinger. The two collided almost head-on about 5:30 p.m. The crash broke several of Clayburn’s bones and, after an ambulance took him to Uintah Basin Medical Center, he was flown in a medical helicopter to a Utah County hospita... A Duchesne man was flown to a hospital Friday evening after a motorcycle crash in Roosevelt. Coy Clayburn, 22, was driving his Harley-Davidson west on Highway 40 when, near 800 South, another vehicle turned in front of him to go east, said Roosevelt police Officer Luke Stradinger. The two collided almost head-on about 5:30 p.m. The crash broke several of Clayburn’s bones and, after an ambulance took him to Uintah Basin Medical Center, he was flown in a medical helicopter to a Utah County hospita... 58434648@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:54:01 MDT Study: Utah roads good, but administrative costs high http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58432936-90/administrative-condition-costs-highway.html.csp A new study says Utah’s highway conditions are among the nation’s best, but the state pays a whopping four times the national average for administration per mile. Utah ranked fifth-highest for administrative costs: $47,471 per mile in 2012, compared to a national average of $10,579. That is according to a study by the Reason Foundation, a California-based nonprofit group that promotes libertarian and free-market principles. “High administrative costs in some states could be siphoning away money ... A new study says Utah’s highway conditions are among the nation’s best, but the state pays a whopping four times the national average for administration per mile. Utah ranked fifth-highest for administrative costs: $47,471 per mile in 2012, compared to a national average of $10,579. That is according to a study by the Reason Foundation, a California-based nonprofit group that promotes libertarian and free-market principles. “High administrative costs in some states could be siphoning away money ... 58432936@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:51:06 MDT Letter: Enforce the law instead of blaming guns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433839-82/laws-blaming-guns-stop.html.csp People who advocate more gun control are missing the point. The people who perpetrate crime already have a blatant disregard for laws. How is adding more laws going to stop them? The problem is bigger than just feel-good, do-something laws. We need to find the cause of the violence. We cannot legislate our way out of this with so-called common sense laws. People need to respect others for who they are, be good neighbors and watch out for their fellow men. There needs to be more personal accounta... People who advocate more gun control are missing the point. The people who perpetrate crime already have a blatant disregard for laws. How is adding more laws going to stop them? The problem is bigger than just feel-good, do-something laws. We need to find the cause of the violence. We cannot legislate our way out of this with so-called common sense laws. People need to respect others for who they are, be good neighbors and watch out for their fellow men. There needs to be more personal accounta... 58433839@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:02 MDT Letter: Reid, Obama are real architects of inaction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433934-82/obama-congress-president-irrelevant.html.csp I respectfully disagree with Dr. Hecox’s letter (“Congress making itself irrelevant,” Sept. 17) regarding congressional productivity over the last two years. He fails to recognize that the House of Representatives has passed over 210 bills that languish in the Senate under the leadership of Harry Reid. This is where the logjam is, and hopefully the elections in this fall will end that. He also ignores that fact that President Obama simply is not a negotiator with the congressional leaders. His ... I respectfully disagree with Dr. Hecox’s letter (“Congress making itself irrelevant,” Sept. 17) regarding congressional productivity over the last two years. He fails to recognize that the House of Representatives has passed over 210 bills that languish in the Senate under the leadership of Harry Reid. This is where the logjam is, and hopefully the elections in this fall will end that. He also ignores that fact that President Obama simply is not a negotiator with the congressional leaders. His ... 58433934@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:02 MDT Letter: How about bonuses for the rest of us? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58434075-82/bonuses-executives-uta-defends.html.csp Rep. Greg Hughes defends large bonuses to UTA executives by saying that he thinks bonuses are appropriate when someone is doing great things for the state of Utah. I couldn’t agree more. And because Utah’s public school teachers typically produce test scores in the upper third of all states, and do so with the largest class sizes and the lowest per-pupil spending of any state, teachers are perfect candidates for those bonuses. And $30,000 each (the bonus originally paid to UTA executives) should... Rep. Greg Hughes defends large bonuses to UTA executives by saying that he thinks bonuses are appropriate when someone is doing great things for the state of Utah. I couldn’t agree more. And because Utah’s public school teachers typically produce test scores in the upper third of all states, and do so with the largest class sizes and the lowest per-pupil spending of any state, teachers are perfect candidates for those bonuses. And $30,000 each (the bonus originally paid to UTA executives) should... 58434075@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:02 MDT Letter: Why is Salt Lake City in the insurance business? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58434082-82/lake-salt-insurance-business.html.csp Commissioned sales people know they will always make more money than their salaried counterparts, if they are good. Our director of Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities has worked out a way to get a piece of the pie. Sell insurance! Get the city to do the printing and the mailing. Get an out-of-state outfit to do the fancy stuff. Keep your regular job with pension and time off and all. And mail it to all the customers of the utility like it is mandatory, even though you say it is not.... Commissioned sales people know they will always make more money than their salaried counterparts, if they are good. Our director of Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities has worked out a way to get a piece of the pie. Sell insurance! Get the city to do the printing and the mailing. Get an out-of-state outfit to do the fancy stuff. Keep your regular job with pension and time off and all. And mail it to all the customers of the utility like it is mandatory, even though you say it is not.... 58434082@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:02 MDT Letter: Keep asking, Ordain Women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58434125-82/lord-women-hold-priesthood.html.csp Mr. Evett (“Only the Lord decides who can hold priesthood,” Sept. 19) claims that Mormons should stop petitioning for female ordination because “it will not happen.” A cursory look at our faith’s history would show otherwise: The law of consecration, which is similar to communism, was abolished because members rejected it. Polygamy was abolished in order for Utah to become a state. Women were allowed to pray in sacrament meeting due to petitions from the body. The temple ceremony has changed dr... Mr. Evett (“Only the Lord decides who can hold priesthood,” Sept. 19) claims that Mormons should stop petitioning for female ordination because “it will not happen.” A cursory look at our faith’s history would show otherwise: The law of consecration, which is similar to communism, was abolished because members rejected it. Polygamy was abolished in order for Utah to become a state. Women were allowed to pray in sacrament meeting due to petitions from the body. The temple ceremony has changed dr... 58434125@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:02 MDT Letter: Not ‘One Wasatch’ without Alta snowboarding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58434148-82/wasatch-alta-snowboarding-half.html.csp Alta cannot have it both ways with One Wasatch. Snowboarding is not currently allowed at Alta. For One Wasatch to be a completed, Alta will have to permit snowboarding. Perhaps One Wasatch is at best a thinly veiled ploy for Alta to permit snowboarding and save face with its hard-core skier base. Otherwise, One Wasatch will have to be renamed One-Half Wasatch. Without snowboarding at Alta, One Wasatch will only be able to cater to one half of the snow riding population. Todd Leeds Cottonwood ... Alta cannot have it both ways with One Wasatch. Snowboarding is not currently allowed at Alta. For One Wasatch to be a completed, Alta will have to permit snowboarding. Perhaps One Wasatch is at best a thinly veiled ploy for Alta to permit snowboarding and save face with its hard-core skier base. Otherwise, One Wasatch will have to be renamed One-Half Wasatch. Without snowboarding at Alta, One Wasatch will only be able to cater to one half of the snow riding population. Todd Leeds Cottonwood ... 58434148@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:02 MDT Letter: Use your power, Sen. Hatch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58434158-82/hatch-power-orrin-able.html.csp I must ask the question, is Orrin Hatch awake? We re-elected him as the “most powerful man” in the Senate. What has he done? Why do we still have the Grand Staircase and why is Obama going to make another monument? Can’t Orrin Hatch just wave his power wand and reverse the “antiquities act.” What about Roe vs. Wade? He should be able to get this before the Supreme Court. Come on, Mr. Hatch. Do something. It is your last chance. Gerald Lloyd Price I must ask the question, is Orrin Hatch awake? We re-elected him as the “most powerful man” in the Senate. What has he done? Why do we still have the Grand Staircase and why is Obama going to make another monument? Can’t Orrin Hatch just wave his power wand and reverse the “antiquities act.” What about Roe vs. Wade? He should be able to get this before the Supreme Court. Come on, Mr. Hatch. Do something. It is your last chance. Gerald Lloyd Price 58434158@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:02 MDT Letter: Protect retirees’ health care benefits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58434165-82/benefits-retirees-care-elderly.html.csp Another large corporation, General Electric, is cutting health care benefits to their retirees. This is not something that the elderly can afford. Most retirees do not have income that can be diverted to cover these costs. Their incomes have also been reduced or lost due to the stock market and banking industry’s greed of recent years. The burden will rest on the shoulders of the government and the American taxpayer to take care of the elderly. It is time to pass the Bankruptcy Fairness and Empl... Another large corporation, General Electric, is cutting health care benefits to their retirees. This is not something that the elderly can afford. Most retirees do not have income that can be diverted to cover these costs. Their incomes have also been reduced or lost due to the stock market and banking industry’s greed of recent years. The burden will rest on the shoulders of the government and the American taxpayer to take care of the elderly. It is time to pass the Bankruptcy Fairness and Empl... 58434165@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:02 MDT Utahn serving life for kidnapping gets new sentencing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58433986-78/judge-girlfriend-kidnapping-law.html.csp The Utah Supreme Court on Friday ordered a new sentencing for a Midvale man serving a prison term of life without the possibility of parole for kidnapping his girlfriend. In a 4-1 decision, the high court said 3rd District Judge Terry Christiansen had erred when he considered only aggravating and mitigating circumstances when he sentenced Andrew LeBeau. Under Utah’s aggravated kidnapping law, the judge was required to also consider “the interests of justice” to determine if a lesser sentence was... The Utah Supreme Court on Friday ordered a new sentencing for a Midvale man serving a prison term of life without the possibility of parole for kidnapping his girlfriend. In a 4-1 decision, the high court said 3rd District Judge Terry Christiansen had erred when he considered only aggravating and mitigating circumstances when he sentenced Andrew LeBeau. Under Utah’s aggravated kidnapping law, the judge was required to also consider “the interests of justice” to determine if a lesser sentence was... 58433986@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:48:02 MDT Utah missionary’s funeral planned for Saturday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58434159-78/thredgold-missionary-saturday-sltrib.html.csp The family of a Utah Mormon missionary will finally lay him to rest Saturday morning. Connor Thredgold, of Springville, and a fellow missionary were found dead in their Taipei apartment Aug. 23. Taiwan news agencies reported that the two, 19-year-old Thredgold and 24-year-old Yu Peng Xiong, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Thredgold’s funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Springville West Center at 996 W. Center Street, said family spokesman Tom McHoes. No foul play is suspected in the ... The family of a Utah Mormon missionary will finally lay him to rest Saturday morning. Connor Thredgold, of Springville, and a fellow missionary were found dead in their Taipei apartment Aug. 23. Taiwan news agencies reported that the two, 19-year-old Thredgold and 24-year-old Yu Peng Xiong, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Thredgold’s funeral will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Springville West Center at 996 W. Center Street, said family spokesman Tom McHoes. No foul play is suspected in the ... 58434159@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:26:01 MDT Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58434251-79/nfl-field-cancer-pink.html.csp New York • Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL’s growing problems. The consumer products maker is the latest major sponsor, following PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch, to show concern over the NFL’s handling of domestic abuse allegations against several players. The move came as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference to say that the NFL needs to chang... New York • Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL’s growing problems. The consumer products maker is the latest major sponsor, following PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch, to show concern over the NFL’s handling of domestic abuse allegations against several players. The move came as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference to say that the NFL needs to chang... 58434251@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:23:02 MDT Analyis: Utah-Michigan Position Preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58416966-89/yards-game-michigan-utes.html.csp Utah-Michigan has lost some of its marquee luster as the Wolverines have struggled so far in 2014, but the Utes are still expecting a tough test this Saturday. Coming off blow out victories over Idaho State and Fresno State, the Utes have looked sharp in all three phases of the game, but haven’t been tested much. The team leads the nation in sacks and has one of the strongest special teams units in the nation, but Michigan can’t be taken lightly at home. The Wolverines rebounded with a 35-10 wi... Utah-Michigan has lost some of its marquee luster as the Wolverines have struggled so far in 2014, but the Utes are still expecting a tough test this Saturday. Coming off blow out victories over Idaho State and Fresno State, the Utes have looked sharp in all three phases of the game, but haven’t been tested much. The team leads the nation in sacks and has one of the strongest special teams units in the nation, but Michigan can’t be taken lightly at home. The Wolverines rebounded with a 35-10 wi... 58416966@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:41 MDT Analysis: BYU-Virginia position preview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58417330-88/virginia-yards-byu-houston.html.csp All of a sudden, this is looking like a tough one. BYU crushed Texas and a week later, was tested up and down the field by Houston before clinching a 33-25 victory. Then comes Virginia, fresh off a confidence boosting 23-21 victory against 21st ranked Louisville. In one swift motion, Virginia had ended an 11-game losing streak against FBS opponents, a 10-game losing streak against ACC foes and looked to be contender with a tough defense. Still, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill has looked fantastic an... All of a sudden, this is looking like a tough one. BYU crushed Texas and a week later, was tested up and down the field by Houston before clinching a 33-25 victory. Then comes Virginia, fresh off a confidence boosting 23-21 victory against 21st ranked Louisville. In one swift motion, Virginia had ended an 11-game losing streak against FBS opponents, a 10-game losing streak against ACC foes and looked to be contender with a tough defense. Still, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill has looked fantastic an... 58417330@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:41 MDT Southern Utah football: T-Birds still seeking first win at Fresno http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430593-77/fresno-utah-southern-state.html.csp Fresno • Looks can be deceiving, but that hasn’t been the case for Southern Utah. Before the start of the season, the Thunderbirds’ nonleague schedule appeared as treacherous as any in the Big Sky Conference. It’s turned out that way. Southern Utah travels to Fresno State on Saturday night in search of its first victory, following losses to Nevada (28-19), No. 3-ranked Southeastern Louisiana (41-14) and 10th-ranked South Dakota State (26-6). Like SUU, Fresno State has also been the victim of a b... Fresno • Looks can be deceiving, but that hasn’t been the case for Southern Utah. Before the start of the season, the Thunderbirds’ nonleague schedule appeared as treacherous as any in the Big Sky Conference. It’s turned out that way. Southern Utah travels to Fresno State on Saturday night in search of its first victory, following losses to Nevada (28-19), No. 3-ranked Southeastern Louisiana (41-14) and 10th-ranked South Dakota State (26-6). Like SUU, Fresno State has also been the victim of a b... 58430593@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:41 MDT Weber State football: ‘Cats hope to avoid mistakes vs. SFA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430599-77/state-weber-austin-stephen.html.csp Nacogdoches, Texas • Weber State gets its final tuneup before the start of the Big Sky Conference season Saturday, when the Wildcats visit Stephen F. Austin. Weber is 0-3 under first-year coach Jay Hill, who watched his team self-destruct in last week’s 42-31 loss at Sacramento State. Because of the Big Sky’s unbalanced schedule, the game did not count in the league standings. “We were out-executed early in the game and made lots of mistakes ... that were really costly,” Hill said. “We have to g... Nacogdoches, Texas • Weber State gets its final tuneup before the start of the Big Sky Conference season Saturday, when the Wildcats visit Stephen F. Austin. Weber is 0-3 under first-year coach Jay Hill, who watched his team self-destruct in last week’s 42-31 loss at Sacramento State. Because of the Big Sky’s unbalanced schedule, the game did not count in the league standings. “We were out-executed early in the game and made lots of mistakes ... that were really costly,” Hill said. “We have to g... 58430599@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:41 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU, Utah should win; USU will miss Keeton http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58432436-77/utah-byu-state-game.html.csp What’s unusual about Saturday? It’s the only day between now and Nov. 1 when Utah, BYU and Utah State all are playing, thanks a combination of open dates and Thursday/Friday games. Even more rare is having BYU and Utah both play in the afternoon, kicking off at the same time. A closer look at the games: Utah at Michigan, 1:30 p.m. MDT Finally, we’ll start to get some more meaningful answers about Utah’s offensive improvement. Ute quarterback Travis Wilson and his receivers looked good agains... What’s unusual about Saturday? It’s the only day between now and Nov. 1 when Utah, BYU and Utah State all are playing, thanks a combination of open dates and Thursday/Friday games. Even more rare is having BYU and Utah both play in the afternoon, kicking off at the same time. A closer look at the games: Utah at Michigan, 1:30 p.m. MDT Finally, we’ll start to get some more meaningful answers about Utah’s offensive improvement. Ute quarterback Travis Wilson and his receivers looked good agains... 58432436@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:41 MDT Stadiums selected for Euro 2020 matches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58432903-77/due-open-stadium-arena.html.csp Geneva • UEFA’s executive committee on Friday selected the 13 cities that will stage matches at the European Championship in 2020 when matches are being spread across the continent for the first time. Here is a list of the stadiums (capacity in parentheses): ——— SEMIFINALS & FINAL London, England: Wembley (90,652) ——— QUARTERFINALS & 3 GROUP-STAGE GAMES Baku, Azerbaijan: Olympic Stadium (69,870). Due to open in 2015. Munich, Germany: Allianz Arena (70,067). Rome, Italy: Olympic Stadium (68,993).... Geneva • UEFA’s executive committee on Friday selected the 13 cities that will stage matches at the European Championship in 2020 when matches are being spread across the continent for the first time. Here is a list of the stadiums (capacity in parentheses): ——— SEMIFINALS & FINAL London, England: Wembley (90,652) ——— QUARTERFINALS & 3 GROUP-STAGE GAMES Baku, Azerbaijan: Olympic Stadium (69,870). Due to open in 2015. Munich, Germany: Allianz Arena (70,067). Rome, Italy: Olympic Stadium (68,993).... 58432903@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:41 MDT Police visited 49er McDonald’s home before arrest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58432908-77/police-jose-mcdonald-san.html.csp San Jose, Calif. • Police say they responded to an argument at 49ers lineman Ray McDonald’s home in San Jose three months before his arrest there on suspicion of domestic violence. According to a police report released Thursday, an engaged couple got into an argument at the home on May 25 during which the woman grabbed the man’s gun and held it at her side. Police do not identify the couple by name. McDonald is known to live at the address with his fiancee. The report says the woman did not make... San Jose, Calif. • Police say they responded to an argument at 49ers lineman Ray McDonald’s home in San Jose three months before his arrest there on suspicion of domestic violence. According to a police report released Thursday, an engaged couple got into an argument at the home on May 25 during which the woman grabbed the man’s gun and held it at her side. Police do not identify the couple by name. McDonald is known to live at the address with his fiancee. The report says the woman did not make... 58432908@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:41 MDT Duke not looking past Tulane with Miami ahead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58432912-77/tulane-duke-marley-game.html.csp Durham, N.C. • Duke insists it won’t get caught looking past Tulane. There won’t be any peeking ahead to next week’s game at Miami because coach David Cutcliffe says his Blue Devils have improved but aren’t yet good enough to overlook anyone. Duke (3-0) expects to have its full focus on the Green Wave (1-2) on Saturday in its final nonconference game before taking on the Hurricanes in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener. “Our players deserve some kudos for the hard work they’re put in,” Cutcl... Durham, N.C. • Duke insists it won’t get caught looking past Tulane. There won’t be any peeking ahead to next week’s game at Miami because coach David Cutcliffe says his Blue Devils have improved but aren’t yet good enough to overlook anyone. Duke (3-0) expects to have its full focus on the Green Wave (1-2) on Saturday in its final nonconference game before taking on the Hurricanes in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener. “Our players deserve some kudos for the hard work they’re put in,” Cutcl... 58432912@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:41 MDT NFL to partner with domestic violence hotline http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58432918-77/violence-domestic-nfl-hotline.html.csp New York • Responding to increasing criticism that the league has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning domestic abuse cases involving players, the NFL is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the clubs late Thursday announcing the partnerships. The league will provide financial, operational and promotional support to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resourc... New York • Responding to increasing criticism that the league has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning domestic abuse cases involving players, the NFL is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the clubs late Thursday announcing the partnerships. The league will provide financial, operational and promotional support to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resourc... 58432918@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:41 MDT NFL: Goodell says ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58433541-77/nfl-goodell-violence-domestic.html.csp New York • Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Goodell was short on specifics at a news conference Friday, his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. More defiant than contrite as he was hammered with questions, Goodell said he has not considered resigning. “Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong,” he said ... New York • Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Goodell was short on specifics at a news conference Friday, his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. More defiant than contrite as he was hammered with questions, Goodell said he has not considered resigning. “Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong,” he said ... 58433541@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:41 MDT Rolly: Guns vs. breasts: Which wins in Utah? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58424196-82/breastfeeding-public-women-http.html.csp One wonders what the reaction would have been had the teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, who inadvertently shot herself in the leg, accidentally exposed her breast instead. I bring up the question because of a recently released study on breastfeeding that shows women in the Mountain West believe in breastfeeding more than other regions in the U.S., but are most afraid to breastfeed in public. After the teacher shot herself in the leg, sustaining a superficial wound, the school’s principal s... One wonders what the reaction would have been had the teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, who inadvertently shot herself in the leg, accidentally exposed her breast instead. I bring up the question because of a recently released study on breastfeeding that shows women in the Mountain West believe in breastfeeding more than other regions in the U.S., but are most afraid to breastfeed in public. After the teacher shot herself in the leg, sustaining a superficial wound, the school’s principal s... 58424196@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:01 MDT Letter: Untimely comic should not have run http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58424987-82/sword-comic-cartoon-controversy.html.csp The printing of the “Close to Home” comic on Sept. 16 could not have been reviewed by anyone with a pulse on what is happening in the local news. Or perhaps that person is just very cold and insensitive. The cartoon depicts a small child impaling his father with a sword. Mom says “Oh, for heaven’s sake! It’s only a plastic sword!” The top local story on the same day was the controversy surrounding Darrien Hunt’s killing by police as he was wielding a sword. Along with other concerns, there is c... The printing of the “Close to Home” comic on Sept. 16 could not have been reviewed by anyone with a pulse on what is happening in the local news. Or perhaps that person is just very cold and insensitive. The cartoon depicts a small child impaling his father with a sword. Mom says “Oh, for heaven’s sake! It’s only a plastic sword!” The top local story on the same day was the controversy surrounding Darrien Hunt’s killing by police as he was wielding a sword. Along with other concerns, there is c... 58424987@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:01 MDT Letter: Sometimes police must use deadly force http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58430211-82/deadly-force-hunt-shooting.html.csp I’m sure it will be some time before we learn all the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Darrien Hunt in Saratoga Springs. At the conclusion, we will learn whether it was justified or unjustified. I still wonder if the procedure in confronting a suspect is the following four steps from least serious to most serious: (1) verbal command; (2) use of baton (billy club); (3)stun gun (Taser); (4) deadly force. I’m sure there are times when a law enforcement officer has no choice but to employ N... I’m sure it will be some time before we learn all the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Darrien Hunt in Saratoga Springs. At the conclusion, we will learn whether it was justified or unjustified. I still wonder if the procedure in confronting a suspect is the following four steps from least serious to most serious: (1) verbal command; (2) use of baton (billy club); (3)stun gun (Taser); (4) deadly force. I’m sure there are times when a law enforcement officer has no choice but to employ N... 58430211@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:01 MDT Letter: Climate change march in S.L. Sunday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58430274-82/climate-march-gas-madoff.html.csp Do you recall Bernie Madoff, the financier who orchestrated the greatest Ponzi scheme in history? Nine years before his financial empire crumbled, Harry Markopolos crunched the numbers and concluded that Madoff was a fraud and his scheme would collapse. Markopolos reported findings to the SEC, but his warnings went unheeded. Now scientists have the crunched numbers on climate change. They have found that if the world doesn’t transition to clean energy and leave most of the coal, oil and gas in ... Do you recall Bernie Madoff, the financier who orchestrated the greatest Ponzi scheme in history? Nine years before his financial empire crumbled, Harry Markopolos crunched the numbers and concluded that Madoff was a fraud and his scheme would collapse. Markopolos reported findings to the SEC, but his warnings went unheeded. Now scientists have the crunched numbers on climate change. They have found that if the world doesn’t transition to clean energy and leave most of the coal, oil and gas in ... 58430274@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:01 MDT Op-ed: Catholics could learn from Mormons’ eternal marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58432791-82/marriage-catholic-catholics-marriages.html.csp When Pope Francis married 20 couples two weeks ago, it was the first time a pope had done so in over a decade. It’s too bad Francis seems to think half of all marriages aren’t valid. The pope said as much last year when he was asked on the papal plane about communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. His predecessor in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Antonio Quarracino, the pope remarked, “used to say that as far as he was concerned, half of all marriages are null. But why did he say this? Because pe... When Pope Francis married 20 couples two weeks ago, it was the first time a pope had done so in over a decade. It’s too bad Francis seems to think half of all marriages aren’t valid. The pope said as much last year when he was asked on the papal plane about communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. His predecessor in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Antonio Quarracino, the pope remarked, “used to say that as far as he was concerned, half of all marriages are null. But why did he say this? Because pe... 58432791@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:01 MDT Editorial: Counties deserve consistency in federal PILT payments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433565-82/federal-county-utah-pilt.html.csp They’re called “payments in lieu of taxes,” and for decades they have been part of the contract between the federal government and the counties with federal lands that produce no property taxes. These “PILT” payments have built roads, hired police officers and otherwise helped every county in Utah meet the needs of its citizens, including many who work for the federal government. So, in the super-heated political environment that is pushing politicians in Utah and elsewhere to claim those fede... They’re called “payments in lieu of taxes,” and for decades they have been part of the contract between the federal government and the counties with federal lands that produce no property taxes. These “PILT” payments have built roads, hired police officers and otherwise helped every county in Utah meet the needs of its citizens, including many who work for the federal government. So, in the super-heated political environment that is pushing politicians in Utah and elsewhere to claim those fede... 58433565@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:01 MDT Letter: How low will same-sex marriage opponents go? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433729-82/family-anti-low-marriage.html.csp I really am not sure there is something worse than using strangers’ children as a weapon against their own family. But Thursday night Mary Summerhays, at an anti-family rally (yes, anti-family), used pictures of friends of mine and their kids to make a point that is factually untrue. How low do these anti-family organizations, like Celebration of Marriage, have to go to push their ungodly agenda? Defaming children and their families without even knowing them and how amazingly loving and special ... I really am not sure there is something worse than using strangers’ children as a weapon against their own family. But Thursday night Mary Summerhays, at an anti-family rally (yes, anti-family), used pictures of friends of mine and their kids to make a point that is factually untrue. How low do these anti-family organizations, like Celebration of Marriage, have to go to push their ungodly agenda? Defaming children and their families without even knowing them and how amazingly loving and special ... 58433729@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:01 MDT Letter: Who wants to live near a chicken coop? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433765-82/chickens-chicken-coops-egg.html.csp I am wondering if those who voted in favor of “urban” chickens have ever spent much time around them. I’m pretty sure they haven’t. I was raised on a farm where we and all the other farmers around us had chickens. They were a mainstay for those of us who had them. They provided much-needed egg money, especially in the winter months. However, to allow chickens in an urban setting is ludicrous. The egg production is never worth the cost of the feed, as it must be bought in small quantities, and th... I am wondering if those who voted in favor of “urban” chickens have ever spent much time around them. I’m pretty sure they haven’t. I was raised on a farm where we and all the other farmers around us had chickens. They were a mainstay for those of us who had them. They provided much-needed egg money, especially in the winter months. However, to allow chickens in an urban setting is ludicrous. The egg production is never worth the cost of the feed, as it must be bought in small quantities, and th... 58433765@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:01 MDT Letter: How about a free-market approach to Zion curtain? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433901-82/decide-zion-curtain-choice.html.csp Sen. John Valentine now wishes he would have pushed for a law that all restaurants have a “Zion curtain.” Sen. Valentine claims it is important to consider a balance between the societal effects of alcohol and our ability to be hospitable. However, hospitality has more to do with being welcoming and offering choices. Being hospitable is about being polite and allowing people to choose what is right for them. The idea of the Zion curtain is to curtail children from seeing a drink being made. The... Sen. John Valentine now wishes he would have pushed for a law that all restaurants have a “Zion curtain.” Sen. Valentine claims it is important to consider a balance between the societal effects of alcohol and our ability to be hospitable. However, hospitality has more to do with being welcoming and offering choices. Being hospitable is about being polite and allowing people to choose what is right for them. The idea of the Zion curtain is to curtail children from seeing a drink being made. The... 58433901@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:22:01 MDT Letter: Gun backers distort Christian view http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433989-82/christian-gun-moral-nra.html.csp Cliven Bundy, a Mormon, flaunted the law by threatening federal agents with assault weapons. A single shot from one of his vigilantes could have ended in a bloodbath, a tragic mini­ civil war. The National Rifle Association hypes a dangerous ideology. Those with a concealed-weapon permit have even been taught to be willing to shoot to kill. When asked how that jibes with the commandment “thou shalt not kill,” an NRA lobbyist and a GOP state representative, both Mormons, spouted the identical an... Cliven Bundy, a Mormon, flaunted the law by threatening federal agents with assault weapons. A single shot from one of his vigilantes could have ended in a bloodbath, a tragic mini­ civil war. The National Rifle Association hypes a dangerous ideology. Those with a concealed-weapon permit have even been taught to be willing to shoot to kill. When asked how that jibes with the commandment “thou shalt not kill,” an NRA lobbyist and a GOP state representative, both Mormons, spouted the identical an... 58433989@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:19:01 MDT Op-ed: To be innovation hub, Utah must embrace its Burning Man side http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429513-82/valley-silicon-burning-innovation.html.csp A couple of weeks ago, a big chunk of Silicon Valley got a little closer to Utah, when close to 70,000 people descended on the northern Nevada desert for the annual Burning Man festival. Past attendees include Valley titans such as Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Tesla founder Elon Musk recently said attending Burning Man was critical to understanding what makes Silicon Valley tick. “If you haven’t been,” he said, “you just don’t get it.” What can a four-day ... A couple of weeks ago, a big chunk of Silicon Valley got a little closer to Utah, when close to 70,000 people descended on the northern Nevada desert for the annual Burning Man festival. Past attendees include Valley titans such as Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Tesla founder Elon Musk recently said attending Burning Man was critical to understanding what makes Silicon Valley tick. “If you haven’t been,” he said, “you just don’t get it.” What can a four-day ... 58429513@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:02 MDT Op-ed: Stand up to elites who undermine traditional marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429746-82/marriage-elites-stand-family.html.csp Why should we stand for the family, or for marriage, or for life or for any of the culturally-conservative issues? Living in California during the Proposition 8 debates, I had a front row seat watching the “elites” mangle the meaning of marriage. The judicial elites have handed down a disastrous series of federal court decisions, solidifying governmental commitment to the ideology of the sexual revolution. The entertainment elites seem to celebrate every family form except the natural family o... Why should we stand for the family, or for marriage, or for life or for any of the culturally-conservative issues? Living in California during the Proposition 8 debates, I had a front row seat watching the “elites” mangle the meaning of marriage. The judicial elites have handed down a disastrous series of federal court decisions, solidifying governmental commitment to the ideology of the sexual revolution. The entertainment elites seem to celebrate every family form except the natural family o... 58429746@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:02 MDT Pyle: Reality deniers need to accept it: Your way may not be my way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58430821-82/com-acceptance-making-marriage.html.csp If you’ve read the 1969 book by psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, “On Death and Dying” — or, a bit more likely, have seen Bob Fosse’s semi-autobiographical movie “All That Jazz” — you know about the five stages of death. • 1. Denial. Nothing’s wrong. I’m fine. Really. Nothing to see here. Move along. • 2. Anger. Hey! What the hell?!? • 3. Bargaining. Wait, wait. I promise. No more bacon double cheeseburgers. I’ll take up running. Whatever it takes. Talk to me here. • 4. Depression. Oh, man.... If you’ve read the 1969 book by psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, “On Death and Dying” — or, a bit more likely, have seen Bob Fosse’s semi-autobiographical movie “All That Jazz” — you know about the five stages of death. • 1. Denial. Nothing’s wrong. I’m fine. Really. Nothing to see here. Move along. • 2. Anger. Hey! What the hell?!? • 3. Bargaining. Wait, wait. I promise. No more bacon double cheeseburgers. I’ll take up running. Whatever it takes. Talk to me here. • 4. Depression. Oh, man.... 58430821@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:02 MDT The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58425765-82/sltrib-com-utah-commenting.html.csp “Please Jon, come home and run against Mike Lee!!!!!!!! Run on any ticket you wish but run.” — Gerald commenting on the Sept. 17 sltrib.com article, “Jon Huntsman won’t rule out 2016 run, but eyes sidelines for now” “The lefty Trib pushing the drinking culture again, as news no less. Jeez, Trib at least put this garbage in its own section and not the ‘Utah news’ stack. No wonder you’re bankrupt and about to cut staff for the 4th time. Most Utahns have no use for booze and we’re pretty to... “Please Jon, come home and run against Mike Lee!!!!!!!! Run on any ticket you wish but run.” — Gerald commenting on the Sept. 17 sltrib.com article, “Jon Huntsman won’t rule out 2016 run, but eyes sidelines for now” “The lefty Trib pushing the drinking culture again, as news no less. Jeez, Trib at least put this garbage in its own section and not the ‘Utah news’ stack. No wonder you’re bankrupt and about to cut staff for the 4th time. Most Utahns have no use for booze and we’re pretty to... 58425765@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT Letter of the week: ‘Colleges’ just a ploy for federal bucks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429337-82/college-attend-colleges-appointment.html.csp My son and I received letters from a college in Salt Lake City informing us that we may be qualified for “scholarships” to attend their college. The director of admissions had sent me his card and two possible times, five days later, for an appointment and a phone number to call and confirm the date and the time of the appointment. Considering that I am 72 years old, attended college in the ’60s and later in the mid-’70s, and my 43-year-old son has a successful career and has no time or need to ... My son and I received letters from a college in Salt Lake City informing us that we may be qualified for “scholarships” to attend their college. The director of admissions had sent me his card and two possible times, five days later, for an appointment and a phone number to call and confirm the date and the time of the appointment. Considering that I am 72 years old, attended college in the ’60s and later in the mid-’70s, and my 43-year-old son has a successful career and has no time or need to ... 58429337@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT Op-ed: Religion is yin to science’s yang http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429451-82/science-clark-professor-religion.html.csp Last week, Gregory Clark, professor of bioengineering, wrote a fierce homage to his deceased friend, Victor Stenger, a “renowned physicist and best-selling atheist author.” After a spirited critique of the superior traits of inductive science, and the inferior traits of deductive religion, Clark concludes with Stenger’s defining hypothesis: not that God is dead, but that “God never existed at all.” This, followed by the loyal tag: “Fortunately for us, Victor Stenger did [exist].” I agree, with... Last week, Gregory Clark, professor of bioengineering, wrote a fierce homage to his deceased friend, Victor Stenger, a “renowned physicist and best-selling atheist author.” After a spirited critique of the superior traits of inductive science, and the inferior traits of deductive religion, Clark concludes with Stenger’s defining hypothesis: not that God is dead, but that “God never existed at all.” This, followed by the loyal tag: “Fortunately for us, Victor Stenger did [exist].” I agree, with... 58429451@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT Op-ed: Restore NIH funding so it can save more Utahns’ lives http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429473-82/nih-research-funding-utah.html.csp Did you know that between 1900 and 2000 the average life expectancy in the U.S. increased from 44 years to 77? Or that the five-year survival rate for childhood cancer patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia in 1960 was less than 10 percent and is now almost 90 percent? These advancements in medicine and child health are directly linked to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. As a pediatrician and researcher at the University of Utah, I can personally attest to the vital roles ... Did you know that between 1900 and 2000 the average life expectancy in the U.S. increased from 44 years to 77? Or that the five-year survival rate for childhood cancer patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia in 1960 was less than 10 percent and is now almost 90 percent? These advancements in medicine and child health are directly linked to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. As a pediatrician and researcher at the University of Utah, I can personally attest to the vital roles ... 58429473@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT Op-ed: Don’t buy Blue Castle’s claims of progress in building nuke plant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429491-82/blue-castle-nuclear-utah.html.csp Utah has many annual traditions, such as rushing up the Cottonwood Canyons on powder days or reveling in the lights of Temple Square during the Christmas season. In the past couple years, we’re developing a new one: Guffawing when the company that wants to build the Green River nuclear reactors unveils a “big” development. Their periodic news releases are little more than an empty illusion, designed to create the appearance of momentum, even as Blue Castle Holdings’ southern Utah nuclear plans r... Utah has many annual traditions, such as rushing up the Cottonwood Canyons on powder days or reveling in the lights of Temple Square during the Christmas season. In the past couple years, we’re developing a new one: Guffawing when the company that wants to build the Green River nuclear reactors unveils a “big” development. Their periodic news releases are little more than an empty illusion, designed to create the appearance of momentum, even as Blue Castle Holdings’ southern Utah nuclear plans r... 58429491@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT Editorial: Let the debates begin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58432678-82/debates-utah-candidates-congressional.html.csp Is there a better way to evaluate candidates for public office than to see them stand side by side, responding to questions about the issues of the day and given the chance to respond to each other? And to have that debate widely distributed and accessible to virtually every eligible voter? If there is, we can’t think of what it could be. Yet the history of debating in Utah is checkered at best. Too often, incumbents have cowered behind their advantage and refused to participate. Too often venu... Is there a better way to evaluate candidates for public office than to see them stand side by side, responding to questions about the issues of the day and given the chance to respond to each other? And to have that debate widely distributed and accessible to virtually every eligible voter? If there is, we can’t think of what it could be. Yet the history of debating in Utah is checkered at best. Too often, incumbents have cowered behind their advantage and refused to participate. Too often venu... 58432678@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT Letter: We’ll take Utah nuke-plant fight to the people http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433862-82/utah-nuclear-plant-chernobyl.html.csp Scot Morgan’s letter (“Chernobyl in Utah,” Sept. 19) was spot-on, especially after reading in Thursday’s paper that water supplies in Utah are prone to inconsistency and shortages because of increased usage and possibility of drought, and that HEAL Utah is trying to overturn a ruling granting water rights to a private enterprise who wants to use that water to cool nuclear reactors. The idea of putting a nuclear power plant in the eastern Utah desert is illogical, impractical and fraught with leg... Scot Morgan’s letter (“Chernobyl in Utah,” Sept. 19) was spot-on, especially after reading in Thursday’s paper that water supplies in Utah are prone to inconsistency and shortages because of increased usage and possibility of drought, and that HEAL Utah is trying to overturn a ruling granting water rights to a private enterprise who wants to use that water to cool nuclear reactors. The idea of putting a nuclear power plant in the eastern Utah desert is illogical, impractical and fraught with leg... 58433862@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT