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Utah’s high school seniors scored slightly lower than the national averages on the ACT college readiness tests last year. But that could be a matter of apples and oranges. When it’s apples and apples — comparing Utah with the 11 other states that give the test to virtually every senior — the state shines, says Mark Peterson, spokesman for the Utah State Office of Education. Utah had the highest score among the 12 states that gave the ACT test to almost every senior, a composite of 20.8 from math... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58313224@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:01:03 MDT Food briefs: Squatters celebrates 25th anniversary with specials http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58294207-223/aug-sept-available-wine.html.csp Squatters celebrates 25th anniversary Salt Lake City’s Squatters Pub Brewery, 147 W. 300 South, has planned several specials leading up to its 25th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 5. Here are the details: Wing Wednesdays • Get 10 wings for the 1989 price of $4.99. Available Wednesday, Aug. 20, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3. Throwback Thursday • Buy a pint of Squatters draft beer for the 1989 price of $2.50. Available Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4. Blood Sundays • Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, featuring a 1... Squatters celebrates 25th anniversary Salt Lake City’s Squatters Pub Brewery, 147 W. 300 South, has planned several specials leading up to its 25th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 5. Here are the details: Wing Wednesdays • Get 10 wings for the 1989 price of $4.99. Available Wednesday, Aug. 20, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3. Throwback Thursday • Buy a pint of Squatters draft beer for the 1989 price of $2.50. Available Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4. Blood Sundays • Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, featuring a 1... 58294207@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT Theater review: ‘August: Osage County’s’ dissection of family is brutally frank, fascinating http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58309640-223/family-august-county-osage.html.csp It has been the summer of dysfunctional families in Salt Lake theater. June gave us Pinnacle Acting Company’s incisive production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Now Silver Summit Theatre Company and Utah Repertory Theater Company are jointly staging the regional premiere of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize- and multiple Tony Award–winning “August: Osage County.” Besides sharing stories of couples who feed on each other to hide from facing truths about themselves, both productions spin off of a... It has been the summer of dysfunctional families in Salt Lake theater. June gave us Pinnacle Acting Company’s incisive production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Now Silver Summit Theatre Company and Utah Repertory Theater Company are jointly staging the regional premiere of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize- and multiple Tony Award–winning “August: Osage County.” Besides sharing stories of couples who feed on each other to hide from facing truths about themselves, both productions spin off of a... 58309640@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT Utah cities purge gun-control laws at demand of national group http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58309720-90/gun-state-utah-laws.html.csp The small Davis County community of West Point was poised Tuesday night to drop a law banning guns in the city cemetery and replace it with one outlawing brandishing or firing a gun in the graveyard, described in code as a sacred place. Two weeks earlier, Draper repealed a ban on firearms in its city amphitheater, in parks and on trails, amending its ordinance to say no one may fire a gun in those locales. Sandy, meantime, is preparing to throw out a law barring guns in or around city-owned day-... The small Davis County community of West Point was poised Tuesday night to drop a law banning guns in the city cemetery and replace it with one outlawing brandishing or firing a gun in the graveyard, described in code as a sacred place. Two weeks earlier, Draper repealed a ban on firearms in its city amphitheater, in parks and on trails, amending its ordinance to say no one may fire a gun in those locales. Sandy, meantime, is preparing to throw out a law barring guns in or around city-owned day-... 58309720@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT Program helps Utah’s Internet have-nots join the haves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313058-78/internet-comcast-program-hannon.html.csp Marianna Castenada spent her first two years of high school doing homework on her mother’s smartphone — a frustrating experience — because she didn’t have access to the Internet at home. The 16-year-old honor student will enter her junior year at East High School next week without that stress. Her family has signed up for low-cost Internet access through Comcast’s Internet Essentials program. “I would stress so much because my grades would drop ... and now I can just do it at home and be comfort... Marianna Castenada spent her first two years of high school doing homework on her mother’s smartphone — a frustrating experience — because she didn’t have access to the Internet at home. The 16-year-old honor student will enter her junior year at East High School next week without that stress. Her family has signed up for low-cost Internet access through Comcast’s Internet Essentials program. “I would stress so much because my grades would drop ... and now I can just do it at home and be comfort... 58313058@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:07:46 MDT Paul Rolly: Are you married? In Utah, it’s a multiple-choice question http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58312567-90/married-utah-according-beer.html.csp Sue Geary legally married Michele Page in Napa, Calif., last July. They also married Dec. 20 in Salt Lake City after Judge Robert Shelby deemed Utah’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Now, it’s unclear what their status is, so Geary has devised a new marital-status questionnaire for all government agencies to use on their forms. Marital status (check all that apply): • Single. • Divorced. • Widowed. • Married all of the time and everywhere. • Married all of the time somewhere else, but n... Sue Geary legally married Michele Page in Napa, Calif., last July. They also married Dec. 20 in Salt Lake City after Judge Robert Shelby deemed Utah’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Now, it’s unclear what their status is, so Geary has devised a new marital-status questionnaire for all government agencies to use on their forms. Marital status (check all that apply): • Single. • Divorced. • Widowed. • Married all of the time and everywhere. • Married all of the time somewhere else, but n... 58312567@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:07:02 MDT Restaurateur impressing Salt Lake with good food, hard work http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58294190-223/nguyen-lake-salt-business.html.csp Like a keen sailor on the changing sea, Mai Nguyen knows the ebb and flow of the restaurant business. Over the past two decades, she and her family have owned several Utah eateries, seeking new concepts to entice diners, but unafraid to change direction if a business no longer proves profitable. “We fail many, many times,” Nguyen said of her family that now operates four Salt Lake Valley restaurants. “It’s part of success for me.” It is that fearless, internal strength that recently earned Nguye... Like a keen sailor on the changing sea, Mai Nguyen knows the ebb and flow of the restaurant business. Over the past two decades, she and her family have owned several Utah eateries, seeking new concepts to entice diners, but unafraid to change direction if a business no longer proves profitable. “We fail many, many times,” Nguyen said of her family that now operates four Salt Lake Valley restaurants. “It’s part of success for me.” It is that fearless, internal strength that recently earned Nguye... 58294190@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:02:49 MDT FBI head says agents followed the facts in Swallow-Shurtleff probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314357-78/fbi-comey-investigation-department.html.csp The director of the FBI didn’t shine any light Tuesday on the federal law enforcement split over the investigation of the two former Utah attorneys general who face criminal charges in state court. FBI Director James Comey, during a visit to Salt Lake City, declined to answer a question on why the FBI had remained part of the investigation while the Department of Justice bowed out in September 2013, less than a year after jumping in. The Justice Department withdrawal left agents and local prose... The director of the FBI didn’t shine any light Tuesday on the federal law enforcement split over the investigation of the two former Utah attorneys general who face criminal charges in state court. FBI Director James Comey, during a visit to Salt Lake City, declined to answer a question on why the FBI had remained part of the investigation while the Department of Justice bowed out in September 2013, less than a year after jumping in. The Justice Department withdrawal left agents and local prose... 58314357@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:58:33 MDT Ruptured pipe spills oil into Utah’s San Juan River http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58312705-78/river-oil-report-juan.html.csp A pipeline break last week near Montezuma Creek in Utah’s southeast corner leaked a small amount of oil into the San Juan River. A tumbling boulder, loosened by recent rains Thursday, ruptured a flow line serving a well in the aging Aneth oil field, operated by Denver-based Resolute Natural Resources, according to a report posted on the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s spill database. The operator shut down the well, capable of producing 34 barrels a day, once the leak was discovere... A pipeline break last week near Montezuma Creek in Utah’s southeast corner leaked a small amount of oil into the San Juan River. A tumbling boulder, loosened by recent rains Thursday, ruptured a flow line serving a well in the aging Aneth oil field, operated by Denver-based Resolute Natural Resources, according to a report posted on the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s spill database. The operator shut down the well, capable of producing 34 barrels a day, once the leak was discovere... 58312705@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:57:55 MDT Report shows Utah Dickey’s had problem with food labels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313061-78/dickey-health-tea-critical.html.csp During a routine inspection Jan. 21, the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in South Jordan — where a woman last week was seriously injured by drinking chemical-laced tea — was cited for seven health code violations, including one “non-critical” issue that involved a food container that was not properly labeled. “Food containers are not labeled with the common name of the food,” reads the 7-month-old inspection report on the Salt Lake County Health Department website. The record did not list what ingredien... During a routine inspection Jan. 21, the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in South Jordan — where a woman last week was seriously injured by drinking chemical-laced tea — was cited for seven health code violations, including one “non-critical” issue that involved a food container that was not properly labeled. “Food containers are not labeled with the common name of the food,” reads the 7-month-old inspection report on the Salt Lake County Health Department website. The record did not list what ingredien... 58313061@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:56:47 MDT 4 Utah restaurants call it quits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58300751-223/restaurant-com-cucina-dojo.html.csp In recent weeks, four Salt Lake Valley restaurants have closed; and the owners of Cucina Vanina, Dojo Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Gusto and Lugano all have seemly different reasons for calling it quits. Cucina Vanina, 1844 E. Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights • After spending time with family in her native Italy, owner Vanina Pirollo said she has decided to close her Italian restaurant and change direction. She will now offer personal chef services and private cooking classes. “At this time, I... In recent weeks, four Salt Lake Valley restaurants have closed; and the owners of Cucina Vanina, Dojo Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Gusto and Lugano all have seemly different reasons for calling it quits. Cucina Vanina, 1844 E. Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights • After spending time with family in her native Italy, owner Vanina Pirollo said she has decided to close her Italian restaurant and change direction. She will now offer personal chef services and private cooking classes. “At this time, I... 58300751@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:56:37 MDT Prep football: Utah’s Diamond (Ranch) in the rough http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58285809-190/football-diamond-dias-ranch.html.csp Hurricane • Since Diamond Ranch Academy is a unique school, football coaches Rob and Ricky Dias decided it needed a distinctive stadium to reflect that difference. The yellow and black diamondback logo that stretches across the artificial turf field located on a bluff near Sand Hollow Reservoir with the Pine Valley Mountains visible in the background gives the modern stadium a look that USA Today called “the most unique field in America.” One of Utah’s only turf baseball fields is located adjace... Hurricane • Since Diamond Ranch Academy is a unique school, football coaches Rob and Ricky Dias decided it needed a distinctive stadium to reflect that difference. The yellow and black diamondback logo that stretches across the artificial turf field located on a bluff near Sand Hollow Reservoir with the Pine Valley Mountains visible in the background gives the modern stadium a look that USA Today called “the most unique field in America.” One of Utah’s only turf baseball fields is located adjace... 58285809@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:55:28 MDT Utah football notes: Jackson Barton thinks he’ll redshirt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58313316-89/tackle-defensive-shepard-barton.html.csp This time last year, Jackson Barton was gearing up for a senior season in which he’d help lead Brighton to the 5A state championship game. Now he’s a true freshman tackle in the Pac-12, and it speaks volumes that the following may come as a surprise to some of you: He might not play this season. Barton was in the mix to start at right tackle heading into the final scrimmage in camp, but Monday’s depth chart shows sophomore J.J. Dielman No. 1 and sophomore Sam Tevi (until very recently, a defensi... This time last year, Jackson Barton was gearing up for a senior season in which he’d help lead Brighton to the 5A state championship game. Now he’s a true freshman tackle in the Pac-12, and it speaks volumes that the following may come as a surprise to some of you: He might not play this season. Barton was in the mix to start at right tackle heading into the final scrimmage in camp, but Monday’s depth chart shows sophomore J.J. Dielman No. 1 and sophomore Sam Tevi (until very recently, a defensi... 58313316@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:55:28 MDT Real Salt Lake faces FC Dallas’ high-octane offense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58313871-77/dallas-goals-rsl-cassar.html.csp Sandy • Jeff Cassar knows the roots of FC Dallas’ unrelenting, all-out style of offensive play. He played with Oscar Pareja in Dallas for three seasons and sees distinct similarities between the approach Pareja took as a player and now as a coach leading his former club. It’s producing a flurry of goals and results as Pareja, the former coach of the Colorado Rapids, has FC Dallas (11-7-6, 39 points) three points behind first-place Real Salt Lake (11-4-9, 42 points) ahead of Friday’s matchup at T... Sandy • Jeff Cassar knows the roots of FC Dallas’ unrelenting, all-out style of offensive play. He played with Oscar Pareja in Dallas for three seasons and sees distinct similarities between the approach Pareja took as a player and now as a coach leading his former club. It’s producing a flurry of goals and results as Pareja, the former coach of the Colorado Rapids, has FC Dallas (11-7-6, 39 points) three points behind first-place Real Salt Lake (11-4-9, 42 points) ahead of Friday’s matchup at T... 58313871@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:55:28 MDT Monson: Utes’ Hatfield an extraordinary man doing extraordinary things http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58313888-89/hatfield-says-receiver-monson.html.csp Dominique Hatfield felt the plumbing back up in his eyes and spill out of his eye sockets the day they buried his close friend and teammate, Marvin, in his football jersey five years ago. Talk about traumatic and devastating. Both kids were just 14 years old. Marvin was walking home from the store in Crenshaw, on one of the meaner streets in one of the meaner neighborhoods in Los Angeles. That’s where he and Hatfield lived, in housing on those streets, slammed between desperation and despair. H... Dominique Hatfield felt the plumbing back up in his eyes and spill out of his eye sockets the day they buried his close friend and teammate, Marvin, in his football jersey five years ago. Talk about traumatic and devastating. Both kids were just 14 years old. Marvin was walking home from the store in Crenshaw, on one of the meaner streets in one of the meaner neighborhoods in Los Angeles. That’s where he and Hatfield lived, in housing on those streets, slammed between desperation and despair. H... 58313888@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:55:28 MDT BYU football: At least three freshmen could start in opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58315114-88/mendenhall-camp-koroma-starting.html.csp Provo • With the season opener at UConn 10 days away, BYU coaches haven’t released a depth chart yet, and probably won’t until Friday, at the soonest. But there’s a strong possibility that the Cougars could be starting three freshmen, maybe more, when they line up against the Huskies at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., on Aug. 29. And they are not guys who were highly touted out of high school, either. After the Cougars practiced at the indoor practice field on Tuesday, head coach Bronc... Provo • With the season opener at UConn 10 days away, BYU coaches haven’t released a depth chart yet, and probably won’t until Friday, at the soonest. But there’s a strong possibility that the Cougars could be starting three freshmen, maybe more, when they line up against the Huskies at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., on Aug. 29. And they are not guys who were highly touted out of high school, either. After the Cougars practiced at the indoor practice field on Tuesday, head coach Bronc... 58315114@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:55:28 MDT NBA: Jazz sign free agent Jack Cooley http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314395-77/nba-cooley-season-drew.html.csp The Jazz continue to build their training camp roster, signing former Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley on Tuesday. The 6-foot-9 Cooley averaged 13.1 points sand 10.1 rebounds a game during his final year in college. But rather than fight for a spot on an NBA roster through the D-League, he was lured overseas by an “unusually lucrative” deal and spent last season in Turkey. Cooley averaged 12.6 points and 6.9 boards a game for Trabzonspor of the Turkish Basketball League. But after a season abroad,... The Jazz continue to build their training camp roster, signing former Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley on Tuesday. The 6-foot-9 Cooley averaged 13.1 points sand 10.1 rebounds a game during his final year in college. But rather than fight for a spot on an NBA roster through the D-League, he was lured overseas by an “unusually lucrative” deal and spent last season in Turkey. Cooley averaged 12.6 points and 6.9 boards a game for Trabzonspor of the Turkish Basketball League. But after a season abroad,... 58314395@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:53:01 MDT Ferguson city leaders pledge to change police force http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58315110-68/police-ferguson-louis-brown.html.csp Ferguson, Mo. • Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to “allow peace to settle in” and pledged to try to improve the police force in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police. In a public statement, the city said the mayor, the City Council and employees have been exploring ways to increase the number of African-American applicants to the law enforcement academy, develop ince... Ferguson, Mo. • Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to “allow peace to settle in” and pledged to try to improve the police force in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police. In a public statement, the city said the mayor, the City Council and employees have been exploring ways to increase the number of African-American applicants to the law enforcement academy, develop ince... 58315110@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:48:02 MDT NFL notes: Steelers sign ex-BYU standout Brett Keisel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314487-77/keisel-hoyer-manziel-practice.html.csp Da Beard is on his way back to ‘Da Burgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel to bolster a reconfigured line that has struggled to produce much of anything in the first two weeks of the preseason. Keisel posted on his Twitter feed Tuesday “I am very excited to finish what I started in 2002 with the (at)steelers. Time to get to work!!” The Steelers decided not to re-sign Keisel in the offseason after the 35-year-old from BYU finished with four sacks in 12 ga... Da Beard is on his way back to ‘Da Burgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel to bolster a reconfigured line that has struggled to produce much of anything in the first two weeks of the preseason. Keisel posted on his Twitter feed Tuesday “I am very excited to finish what I started in 2002 with the (at)steelers. Time to get to work!!” The Steelers decided not to re-sign Keisel in the offseason after the 35-year-old from BYU finished with four sacks in 12 ga... 58314487@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:44:02 MDT Salt Lake Bees: Team beats Iowa 4-2 for rare road sweep http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314843-77/bees-lake-salt-inning.html.csp Des Moines, Iowa • The Salt Lake Bees completed their first series sweep of the season with a 4-2 win over the Iowa Cubs on Tuesday. Salt Lake hadn’t swept a road series since June 2012 at Tacoma. The Bees trailed 2-0 in the fourth inning but cut the deficit in half in the sixth, when J.B. Shuck’s sacrifice fly drove in Shawn O’Malley. The Bees pulled ahead 3-2 in the seventh inning, with RBIs by John Buck and Vance Albitz. C.J. Cron, who had three hits, capped the scoring in the ninth inning ... Des Moines, Iowa • The Salt Lake Bees completed their first series sweep of the season with a 4-2 win over the Iowa Cubs on Tuesday. Salt Lake hadn’t swept a road series since June 2012 at Tacoma. The Bees trailed 2-0 in the fourth inning but cut the deficit in half in the sixth, when J.B. Shuck’s sacrifice fly drove in Shawn O’Malley. The Bees pulled ahead 3-2 in the seventh inning, with RBIs by John Buck and Vance Albitz. C.J. Cron, who had three hits, capped the scoring in the ninth inning ... 58314843@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:42:02 MDT County Council lines up behind unified 911 system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58314652-90/county-system-dispatch-lake.html.csp Salt Lake County is closer to having a single computer-aided dispatch system for all of its public-safety agencies. An interlocal agreement has been reached between Salt Lake City, which operates off one dispatch platform, and the trustees of Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC), which has a different dispatch system for many of the county’s other police agencies. To give that agreement more political weight, local-government councils are being asked to pass resolutions of support for h... Salt Lake County is closer to having a single computer-aided dispatch system for all of its public-safety agencies. An interlocal agreement has been reached between Salt Lake City, which operates off one dispatch platform, and the trustees of Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC), which has a different dispatch system for many of the county’s other police agencies. To give that agreement more political weight, local-government councils are being asked to pass resolutions of support for h... 58314652@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:24:02 MDT Islamic State says American photojournalist executed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58314864-68/video-foley-american-islamic.html.csp Washington • The Islamic State militant group claimed Tuesday to have beheaded an American photojournalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. A video posted on YouTube, later removed, purported to show the execution of James Foley after he recited a statement in which he called the U.S. government “my real killers.” A second prisoner, said to be Steven Joel Sotloff, like Foley an American journalist who disappeared while covering Syria’s civil war, then appears in the video. The masked... Washington • The Islamic State militant group claimed Tuesday to have beheaded an American photojournalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. A video posted on YouTube, later removed, purported to show the execution of James Foley after he recited a statement in which he called the U.S. government “my real killers.” A second prisoner, said to be Steven Joel Sotloff, like Foley an American journalist who disappeared while covering Syria’s civil war, then appears in the video. The masked... 58314864@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:08:15 MDT Flip-side manis, Louboutin red: 5 trends for nails http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58301378-223/nails-nail-barfield-louboutin.html.csp Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it’s all about nails. Rhinestones, 3-D designs, textured topcoats and new offerings from fashion royalty have upped the ante on fingertips, said Kahlana Barfield, beauty director for InStyle magazine. “We’re seeing so many nail artists emerging and nail art salons that are launching,” she said. “They’re showing up across the country. Nails are an accessory now in the same way as jewelry, but a more affordable one.” So what does a d... Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it’s all about nails. Rhinestones, 3-D designs, textured topcoats and new offerings from fashion royalty have upped the ante on fingertips, said Kahlana Barfield, beauty director for InStyle magazine. “We’re seeing so many nail artists emerging and nail art salons that are launching,” she said. “They’re showing up across the country. Nails are an accessory now in the same way as jewelry, but a more affordable one.” So what does a d... 58301378@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:45:32 MDT Salt Lake’s Flower Patch goes down as David bows to Goliath http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313961-78/flower-lake-salt-patch.html.csp Downtown Salt Lake City’s beleaguered and beloved Flower Patch is gone. Tuesday’s demolition marks the end of the two-decade David-and-Goliath struggle between Grand America Hotels & Resorts and the little flower shop founded by Greg Parrish. The Flower Patch and an adjacent parcel were at the heart of the protracted fight starting in the mid-1990s, when Parrish and partner Stuart Nelson refused to sell and make way for oil and hotel billionaire Earl Holding’s plans to build a luxury hotel and ... Downtown Salt Lake City’s beleaguered and beloved Flower Patch is gone. Tuesday’s demolition marks the end of the two-decade David-and-Goliath struggle between Grand America Hotels & Resorts and the little flower shop founded by Greg Parrish. The Flower Patch and an adjacent parcel were at the heart of the protracted fight starting in the mid-1990s, when Parrish and partner Stuart Nelson refused to sell and make way for oil and hotel billionaire Earl Holding’s plans to build a luxury hotel and ... 58313961@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:45:32 MDT Photos: Portugal. The Man and Grouplove sell out Red Butte Garden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58310473-223/band-butte-garden-grouplove.html.csp Psychedelic pop-rock band Portugal. The Man and indie dance-rock band Grouplove co-headlined a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. Here are photos from the concert. Psychedelic pop-rock band Portugal. The Man and indie dance-rock band Grouplove co-headlined a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. Here are photos from the concert. 58310473@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:42:51 MDT USU Football: Aggies turn focus to Tennessee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314980-77/wells-aggies-tennessee-aug.html.csp Logan • Utah State coach Matt Wells didn’t even wait until his team was off the field Tuesday to declare camp over for the Aggies. Technically the Aggies still have a few days of camp scheduled, including a two-a-day on Thursday, but from here on out it will be all Tennessee, all the time, Wells said. “It’s already been geared toward Tennessee since February, but yes, now absolutely,” he said of the team’s focus. The Aggies open the season against the Vols on Aug. 31. “Before today, the last scr... Logan • Utah State coach Matt Wells didn’t even wait until his team was off the field Tuesday to declare camp over for the Aggies. Technically the Aggies still have a few days of camp scheduled, including a two-a-day on Thursday, but from here on out it will be all Tennessee, all the time, Wells said. “It’s already been geared toward Tennessee since February, but yes, now absolutely,” he said of the team’s focus. The Aggies open the season against the Vols on Aug. 31. “Before today, the last scr... 58314980@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:38:01 MDT New Utah charter school for kids with autism opens doors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314242-78/spectrum-kids-campus-autism.html.csp Pleasant Grove • The first day of school at Spectrum Academy on Tuesday looked slightly different from others around the state. Sure, kids bounced through hallways toting new backpacks as teachers herded them into classrooms. But in many of those rooms, the lights stayed off to help keep students calmer. Youngsters fiddled with foam blocks or balls of clay to help them focus. Some flapped their hands, and others carried headphones to muffle sharp noises. “It’s a place where the kids can feel sa... Pleasant Grove • The first day of school at Spectrum Academy on Tuesday looked slightly different from others around the state. Sure, kids bounced through hallways toting new backpacks as teachers herded them into classrooms. But in many of those rooms, the lights stayed off to help keep students calmer. Youngsters fiddled with foam blocks or balls of clay to help them focus. Some flapped their hands, and others carried headphones to muffle sharp noises. “It’s a place where the kids can feel sa... 58314242@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:26:30 MDT NFL: Steelers bringing back BYU’s Brett ‘Da Beard’ Keisel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314870-77/keisel-steelers-beard-pittsburgh.html.csp Pittsburgh • Da Beard is on his way back to ‘Da Burgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel to bolster a reconfigured line that has struggled to produce much of anything in the first two weeks of the preseason. Keisel posted on his Twitter feed Tuesday “I am very excited to finish what I started in 2002 with the (at)steelers. Time to get to work!!” The Steelers decided not to re-sign Keisel in the offseason after the 35-year-old finished with four sacks in 1... Pittsburgh • Da Beard is on his way back to ‘Da Burgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel to bolster a reconfigured line that has struggled to produce much of anything in the first two weeks of the preseason. Keisel posted on his Twitter feed Tuesday “I am very excited to finish what I started in 2002 with the (at)steelers. Time to get to work!!” The Steelers decided not to re-sign Keisel in the offseason after the 35-year-old finished with four sacks in 1... 58314870@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:16:45 MDT MLB: Selig reiterates A’s need a new ballpark http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314886-77/selig-oakland-ballpark-coliseum.html.csp Oakland, Calif. • Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him “frustrated.” The Oakland Athletics still don’t have the new ballpark he says he believes they desperately need. Selig praised all parties after the A’s recently reached a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to stay at the rundown Coliseum. Whether the A’s are able to one day build a new stadium at the current Coliseum ... Oakland, Calif. • Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him “frustrated.” The Oakland Athletics still don’t have the new ballpark he says he believes they desperately need. Selig praised all parties after the A’s recently reached a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to stay at the rundown Coliseum. Whether the A’s are able to one day build a new stadium at the current Coliseum ... 58314886@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:03:01 MDT Trisha Yearwood re-emerges twice as busy with music, menus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58314812-223/yearwood-music-album-brooks.html.csp Nashville, Tenn. • Once intent on scaling back her career to focus on family, country singer Trisha Yearwood now finds herself with two — platinum-selling musician with a new album on the way and emerging kitchen mogul. “I kind of feel like Rocky in the first movie,” Yearwood said. An apt description: Yearwood announced Tuesday she’s releasing a new album titled “PrizeFighter,” the title taken from a new track she found inspiring as she contemplated relaunching her music career at 49. It coincid... Nashville, Tenn. • Once intent on scaling back her career to focus on family, country singer Trisha Yearwood now finds herself with two — platinum-selling musician with a new album on the way and emerging kitchen mogul. “I kind of feel like Rocky in the first movie,” Yearwood said. An apt description: Yearwood announced Tuesday she’s releasing a new album titled “PrizeFighter,” the title taken from a new track she found inspiring as she contemplated relaunching her music career at 49. It coincid... 58314812@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:52:52 MDT PetSmart chain is considering selling itself http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314535-79/petsmart-percent-pet-itself.html.csp Bowing to pressure from investors, PetSmart Inc. is considering putting itself up for sale. The pet supply chain, which has 14 stores in Utah, said Tuesday it will weigh “strategic alternatives” after a board review that included conversations with shareholders. Investment firm Longview Asset Management and hedge fund Jana Partners have both called on PetSmart to sell itself, a move they say would benefit shareholders. Longview has about a 9 percent stake in PetSmart, while Jana holds nearly 10 ... Bowing to pressure from investors, PetSmart Inc. is considering putting itself up for sale. The pet supply chain, which has 14 stores in Utah, said Tuesday it will weigh “strategic alternatives” after a board review that included conversations with shareholders. Investment firm Longview Asset Management and hedge fund Jana Partners have both called on PetSmart to sell itself, a move they say would benefit shareholders. Longview has about a 9 percent stake in PetSmart, while Jana holds nearly 10 ... 58314535@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:40:02 MDT Saturday Night Live’s Don Pardo passes away at age 96 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58314817-223/michaels-pardo-snl-nbc.html.csp New York • Don Pardo was a timeless classic, and in selecting him as the announcer for the brand-new “Saturday Night Live,” Lorne Michaels must have known it. “When they gave me a list of NBC staff announcers and I saw his name, there was no hesitation,” Michaels, who remains “SNL” executive producer, recalled on Tuesday. On Monday, Pardo died at age 96, having served as an “SNL” mainstay and through-line from its debut in October 1975 up through the close of its 39th season in May (apart from a... New York • Don Pardo was a timeless classic, and in selecting him as the announcer for the brand-new “Saturday Night Live,” Lorne Michaels must have known it. “When they gave me a list of NBC staff announcers and I saw his name, there was no hesitation,” Michaels, who remains “SNL” executive producer, recalled on Tuesday. On Monday, Pardo died at age 96, having served as an “SNL” mainstay and through-line from its debut in October 1975 up through the close of its 39th season in May (apart from a... 58314817@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:32:02 MDT Lucrative Grand Canyon contract up for bid again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314601-79/contract-canyon-grand-park.html.csp Flagstaff, Ariz. • A lucrative contract to operate some of the most iconic lodging and food locations at the Grand Canyon has been reopened for bidding in a process that will bring changes affecting the millions of people who visit the landmark each year. The contract first went out for bid a year ago. But Grand Canyon Superintendent Dave Uberuaga said the park didn’t receive any bids adhering to the conditions called for in the 15-year pact. The new contract requires that the winning bidder ope... Flagstaff, Ariz. • A lucrative contract to operate some of the most iconic lodging and food locations at the Grand Canyon has been reopened for bidding in a process that will bring changes affecting the millions of people who visit the landmark each year. The contract first went out for bid a year ago. But Grand Canyon Superintendent Dave Uberuaga said the park didn’t receive any bids adhering to the conditions called for in the 15-year pact. The new contract requires that the winning bidder ope... 58314601@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:30:02 MDT Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314518-79/salmonella-butters-peanut-almond.html.csp New York • Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and private label brands for Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Kroger and Safeway. A total of 45 produc... New York • Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and private label brands for Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Kroger and Safeway. A total of 45 produc... 58314518@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:21:02 MDT Floods force dramatic rescues near Phoenix http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58314561-68/phoenix-rain-north-tuesday.html.csp Phoenix • Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state. A helicopter crew rescued two women and three dogs from a home surrounded by swift-moving waters in a town about 30 miles north of Phoenix, while elsewhere a small trailer park was evacuated, a school was flooded and first-responders pulled motorists from partially-submerged vehicles. The National Weather Service... Phoenix • Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state. A helicopter crew rescued two women and three dogs from a home surrounded by swift-moving waters in a town about 30 miles north of Phoenix, while elsewhere a small trailer park was evacuated, a school was flooded and first-responders pulled motorists from partially-submerged vehicles. The National Weather Service... 58314561@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:16:20 MDT Utah officer who shot Dillon Taylor was wearing a body camera http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313255-78/burbank-police-taylor-officer.html.csp The Salt Lake City police officer who shot 20-year-old Dillon Taylor outside a convenience store last week was wearing a body camera. And that footage will be released to the public upon the completion of the investigation. “You will see on camera ... the actions of everyone involved, including up to the point where our officer utilizes deadly force and his response thereafter,” Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank told reporters during a question-and-answer session Tuesday at police headq... The Salt Lake City police officer who shot 20-year-old Dillon Taylor outside a convenience store last week was wearing a body camera. And that footage will be released to the public upon the completion of the investigation. “You will see on camera ... the actions of everyone involved, including up to the point where our officer utilizes deadly force and his response thereafter,” Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank told reporters during a question-and-answer session Tuesday at police headq... 58313255@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:35:23 MDT UTOPIA may not appear on Utah cities’ ballots http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314404-78/cities-utopia-ballot-bigelow.html.csp Six Wasatch Front cities are reconsidering their plans for putting a question about UTOPIA on the ballot this November after being told they lack a solid legal basis for the proposed referendum. Two weeks ago, mayors for West Valley City, Layton, Midvale, Tremonton, Brigham City and Perry announced they would give voters a say in whether the high-speed municipal network should be run by a private company in exchange for residents paying a monthly utility fee of about $20. But state elections dir... Six Wasatch Front cities are reconsidering their plans for putting a question about UTOPIA on the ballot this November after being told they lack a solid legal basis for the proposed referendum. Two weeks ago, mayors for West Valley City, Layton, Midvale, Tremonton, Brigham City and Perry announced they would give voters a say in whether the high-speed municipal network should be run by a private company in exchange for residents paying a monthly utility fee of about $20. But state elections dir... 58314404@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:35:01 MDT How can authorities restore order in Ferguson? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58314393-68/police-ferguson-black-missouri.html.csp They’ve lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard — and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri. After nine days of unrest following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, law enforcement and political leaders are left struggling for answers to a frustrating question: What can we do to restore peace to the communi... They’ve lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard — and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri. After nine days of unrest following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, law enforcement and political leaders are left struggling for answers to a frustrating question: What can we do to restore peace to the communi... 58314393@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:26:05 MDT 30-year-journey: Mom wants lost son’s remains from Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58271918-78/lee-beeler-kathy-mary.html.csp Mary Hagadus is eager for her son’s remains to be returned to her in Michigan by the end of the month. In September, Mary is scheduled to undergo radiation treatment for breast cancer, and she wants to have the memorial service before then. The service will be down by the Flat River, which winds southward like a wet snake through Belding, Mich. As a boy, Mary’s son Lee used to fish the Flat for smallmouth bass and rainbow trout, using nothing but string and a safety pin. “He’d catch fish no mat... Mary Hagadus is eager for her son’s remains to be returned to her in Michigan by the end of the month. In September, Mary is scheduled to undergo radiation treatment for breast cancer, and she wants to have the memorial service before then. The service will be down by the Flat River, which winds southward like a wet snake through Belding, Mich. As a boy, Mary’s son Lee used to fish the Flat for smallmouth bass and rainbow trout, using nothing but string and a safety pin. “He’d catch fish no mat... 58271918@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:22:18 MDT Audit: ‘Obamacare’ tax not meeting revenue target http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314587-79/tax-irs-audit-medical.html.csp WASHINGTON • An “Obamacare” tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren’t paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday. The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the IRS needs to do a better job policing the tax. The tax agency, however, doesn’t have adequate tools to identify which companies owe it, the audit said. The report could add fuel to efforts to repeal the tax, which is opposed by Republi... WASHINGTON • An “Obamacare” tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren’t paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday. The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the IRS needs to do a better job policing the tax. The tax agency, however, doesn’t have adequate tools to identify which companies owe it, the audit said. The report could add fuel to efforts to repeal the tax, which is opposed by Republi... 58314587@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:20:01 MDT Sweats could bring relief for women and retailers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314645-79/women-jeans-pants-sales.html.csp New York • It shouldn’t be hard to kill skinny jeans. After all, women love and loathe them in equal measure. Three years ago, clothing merchants tried to snuff out the trend with an innovation called flares. Women kept right on buying their skinnies. Now, chains from mass market Gap Inc. to luxury-leaning Bloomingdale’s are trying again with looser styles. Gap’s answer: dressy sweat pants. The goal is to get women to buy new wardrobes and jolt anemic apparel sales. This time, the industry may p... New York • It shouldn’t be hard to kill skinny jeans. After all, women love and loathe them in equal measure. Three years ago, clothing merchants tried to snuff out the trend with an innovation called flares. Women kept right on buying their skinnies. Now, chains from mass market Gap Inc. to luxury-leaning Bloomingdale’s are trying again with looser styles. Gap’s answer: dressy sweat pants. The goal is to get women to buy new wardrobes and jolt anemic apparel sales. This time, the industry may p... 58314645@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:19:02 MDT Designer sues Barnes & Noble over backpack profits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314635-79/rubio-barnes-noble-backpack.html.csp New York • A former New York fashion student claims in a federal lawsuit that she hasn’t made any money off a top-selling backpack she designed for Barnes & Noble. Diana Rubio designed the “everything backpack” in 2010 while at Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of Technology. The Daily News reports the school had assigned Rubio to enter Barnes & Noble’s “Back to Campus” contest. Rubio’s bag won the contest and sells for $39.95. The Barnes & Noble website identifies Rubio as the designer. But Rubio s... New York • A former New York fashion student claims in a federal lawsuit that she hasn’t made any money off a top-selling backpack she designed for Barnes & Noble. Diana Rubio designed the “everything backpack” in 2010 while at Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of Technology. The Daily News reports the school had assigned Rubio to enter Barnes & Noble’s “Back to Campus” contest. Rubio’s bag won the contest and sells for $39.95. The Barnes & Noble website identifies Rubio as the designer. But Rubio s... 58314635@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:13:02 MDT FDA approves new drug for rare genetic disease http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314622-79/drug-disease-genzyme-gaucher.html.csp Washington • The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new capsule-based drug to treat Gaucher’s disease. Regulators approved the new drug, Cerdelga, for patients with the Type 1 form of the rare genetic disorder, which causes excess fat to build up in the spleen, liver and bone marrow. Cerdelga is from Genzyme, the specialty drugmaker that introduced the first drug for Gaucher’s disease 20 years ago. The oral treatment could serve as an alternative to Genzyme’s best-selling drug Cerezyme,... Washington • The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new capsule-based drug to treat Gaucher’s disease. Regulators approved the new drug, Cerdelga, for patients with the Type 1 form of the rare genetic disorder, which causes excess fat to build up in the spleen, liver and bone marrow. Cerdelga is from Genzyme, the specialty drugmaker that introduced the first drug for Gaucher’s disease 20 years ago. The oral treatment could serve as an alternative to Genzyme’s best-selling drug Cerezyme,... 58314622@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:11:01 MDT Recipe: Keep Labor Day healthy with grilled chicken salad http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58301579-223/chicken-salad-cup-fat.html.csp Labor Day, summer’s last hurrah, is a feast day. And mostly — Tell the truth! — we tend to overdo it. Ribs, steaks, burgers and hot dogs? Check, check, check and check! Allow me to propose an alternative — a dish that’s simultaneously light and refreshing and substantial: chicken paillard. Paillard is a French culinary term referring to a piece of meat pounded thin, then grilled or sauteed. In this case, we’re going to marinate and grill chicken breasts, then top them off with a peach and arugul... Labor Day, summer’s last hurrah, is a feast day. And mostly — Tell the truth! — we tend to overdo it. Ribs, steaks, burgers and hot dogs? Check, check, check and check! Allow me to propose an alternative — a dish that’s simultaneously light and refreshing and substantial: chicken paillard. Paillard is a French culinary term referring to a piece of meat pounded thin, then grilled or sauteed. In this case, we’re going to marinate and grill chicken breasts, then top them off with a peach and arugul... 58301579@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:10:02 MDT Here are 5 tips for back-to-school lunch duty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58301696-223/lunch-easy-cold-gear.html.csp Ready for another 180? Sure, you’ve braced your kids for the early mornings. You’ve bought them their shoes and shirts and binders and book covers. You’ve even scheduled their haircuts and made sure their backpacks can handle another year of abuse. But have you prepared yourself for another 180 school days of packed lunches? And what about your own lunches? We always say we’ll pack our own because it’s so much cheaper and healthier, yet somehow... Fact is, there’s not a lot you can do to change... Ready for another 180? Sure, you’ve braced your kids for the early mornings. You’ve bought them their shoes and shirts and binders and book covers. You’ve even scheduled their haircuts and made sure their backpacks can handle another year of abuse. But have you prepared yourself for another 180 school days of packed lunches? And what about your own lunches? We always say we’ll pack our own because it’s so much cheaper and healthier, yet somehow... Fact is, there’s not a lot you can do to change... 58301696@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:10:02 MDT Recipe: Classic frozen pop from childhood remade as a pie http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58301754-223/cream-orange-ice-pie.html.csp Let’s get one thing clear — I am not proud of this recipe. And if it weren’t so ridiculously good, I’d be too humiliated to share it. But it is and so I am ... It all came about because I was chasing a childhood taste memory. I wanted the creamy-sweet richness of a Creamsicle, but I wanted it as a beverage. I did — albeit only momentarily — consider melting the real deal, then pouring it over ice, perhaps adulterating it with an adult beverage. But that seemed kind of gross. After a few misfire... Let’s get one thing clear — I am not proud of this recipe. And if it weren’t so ridiculously good, I’d be too humiliated to share it. But it is and so I am ... It all came about because I was chasing a childhood taste memory. I wanted the creamy-sweet richness of a Creamsicle, but I wanted it as a beverage. I did — albeit only momentarily — consider melting the real deal, then pouring it over ice, perhaps adulterating it with an adult beverage. But that seemed kind of gross. After a few misfire... 58301754@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:10:02 MDT Prison company pays $8 million in back wages http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314611-79/federal-prison-company-employees.html.csp Los Angeles • The nation’s largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday. The payments came after an investigation found that the federal prison subcontractor underpaid 362 employees at the California City Correctional Center under the terms of its contract, where pay rates are es... Los Angeles • The nation’s largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday. The payments came after an investigation found that the federal prison subcontractor underpaid 362 employees at the California City Correctional Center under the terms of its contract, where pay rates are es... 58314611@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:07:01 MDT Mexico says mine firm lied about chemical spill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314577-79/mine-dam-spill-mexico.html.csp Mexico City • Mexico’s top environmental official said Tuesday a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream. Environment Secretary Juan Jose Guerra Abud said the mine falsely claimed the spill earlier this month was caused by unusually heavy rain. Officials say a construction defect at a holding pond allowed mining waste to flow out. “At the start, they told us it was excessive rain” that caused the contain... Mexico City • Mexico’s top environmental official said Tuesday a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream. Environment Secretary Juan Jose Guerra Abud said the mine falsely claimed the spill earlier this month was caused by unusually heavy rain. Officials say a construction defect at a holding pond allowed mining waste to flow out. “At the start, they told us it was excessive rain” that caused the contain... 58314577@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:04:01 MDT New Mexico chile gets certified-product safeguards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314569-79/chile-mexico-grown-state.html.csp Bernalillo, N.M. • Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation’s most famous sweet onion. Now New Mexico has its own trademark and certification program to protect the reputation and integrity of its signature crop: chile. Gov. Susana Martinez, members of the New Mexico Chile Association and other officials unveiled the program before a packed room of chile aficionados gathered Tuesday at The Range Cafe, the first restaurant to ... Bernalillo, N.M. • Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation’s most famous sweet onion. Now New Mexico has its own trademark and certification program to protect the reputation and integrity of its signature crop: chile. Gov. Susana Martinez, members of the New Mexico Chile Association and other officials unveiled the program before a packed room of chile aficionados gathered Tuesday at The Range Cafe, the first restaurant to ... 58314569@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:58:01 MDT School board to reconsider interim superintendent appointment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314306-78/board-superintendent-sltrib-meeting.html.csp Responding to concerns from at least one board member, the state school board will meet Thursday to vote on the appointment of an interim superintendent. Board leaders had appointed an interim superintendent more than a week ago to replace Martell Menlove, who will retire in coming weeks. But board member Terryl Warner, of Hyrum, wrote an email to fellow board members Sunday night saying the board’s own bylaws require that the full board be involved in such decisions in public meetings. She als... Responding to concerns from at least one board member, the state school board will meet Thursday to vote on the appointment of an interim superintendent. Board leaders had appointed an interim superintendent more than a week ago to replace Martell Menlove, who will retire in coming weeks. But board member Terryl Warner, of Hyrum, wrote an email to fellow board members Sunday night saying the board’s own bylaws require that the full board be involved in such decisions in public meetings. She als... 58314306@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:51:26 MDT Uber hires former Obama adviser David Plouffe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314550-79/obama-uber-campaign-plouffe.html.csp New York • Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. The taxi-alternative service is hiring a former White House adviser to lead its campaign for acceptance in the 170 cities around the world where it operates. David Plouffe is best known for running President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. He is joining Uber as senior vice president of policy and strategy in September, bringing a campaign mindset to a company that has faced resistance in some U.S. cities from the taxi ... New York • Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. The taxi-alternative service is hiring a former White House adviser to lead its campaign for acceptance in the 170 cities around the world where it operates. David Plouffe is best known for running President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. He is joining Uber as senior vice president of policy and strategy in September, bringing a campaign mindset to a company that has faced resistance in some U.S. cities from the taxi ... 58314550@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:48:02 MDT Utah schools to get record $39.2 million in trust money http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314377-78/schools-money-trust-utah.html.csp Utah schools have received a record $39.2 million from School LAND Trust funds for the coming school year. ”School community councils will be receiving about 5 percent more money this year,” said Tim Donaldson, School Children’s Trust director for the Utah State Board of Education, in a news release. “This has become a substantial funding source for our schools, and allows parents a way to get involved and have a voice in helping improve the education of our students.” Each year, all Utah publ... Utah schools have received a record $39.2 million from School LAND Trust funds for the coming school year. ”School community councils will be receiving about 5 percent more money this year,” said Tim Donaldson, School Children’s Trust director for the Utah State Board of Education, in a news release. “This has become a substantial funding source for our schools, and allows parents a way to get involved and have a voice in helping improve the education of our students.” Each year, all Utah publ... 58314377@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:35:01 MDT Bulls like United Technologies’ rebound potential http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314524-79/company-technologies-united-stock.html.csp New York • After pair of engine failures last quarter left United Technologies shares at the cheapest valuation in three years, trading in the options market suggests the stock is poised to rebound. Bullish bets on the stock last week reached the most expensive level since 2008 relative to bearish ones, according to data on three-month options compiled by Bloomberg. There are 8 puts outstanding for every 10 calls on the Hartford, Conn.-based company, the lowest ratio since March. United Technolo... New York • After pair of engine failures last quarter left United Technologies shares at the cheapest valuation in three years, trading in the options market suggests the stock is poised to rebound. Bullish bets on the stock last week reached the most expensive level since 2008 relative to bearish ones, according to data on three-month options compiled by Bloomberg. There are 8 puts outstanding for every 10 calls on the Hartford, Conn.-based company, the lowest ratio since March. United Technolo... 58314524@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:35:01 MDT Judge orders $5 million bond in Warren Jeffs child-bride lawsuit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314441-78/jeffs-million-wall-bond.html.csp A state court judge on Tuesday ordered the United Effort Plan trust to post a $5 million bond to ensure that assets remain available while the UEP proceeds with a pre-trial appeal to the Utah Supreme Court. In May, the Utah Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in the MJ v. Warren Jeffs case, where attorneys will argue whether a polygamous trust should be held liable for what happened when a 14-year-old girl was forced to marry. “MJ” is Elissa Wall, who is suing the Fundamentalist Church of Jes... A state court judge on Tuesday ordered the United Effort Plan trust to post a $5 million bond to ensure that assets remain available while the UEP proceeds with a pre-trial appeal to the Utah Supreme Court. In May, the Utah Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in the MJ v. Warren Jeffs case, where attorneys will argue whether a polygamous trust should be held liable for what happened when a 14-year-old girl was forced to marry. “MJ” is Elissa Wall, who is suing the Fundamentalist Church of Jes... 58314441@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:33:02 MDT South Jordan considers hiring Mulligans P.R. consultant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58314165-90/mulligans-council-public-residents.html.csp The South Jordan City Council is considering a proposal to hire a consultant for public relations and public-opinion research to gauge residents’ taste for developing or preserving the 67-acre Mulligans Golf and Games complex. LaVarr Webb, a political consultant and lobbyist, was scheduled Tuesday night to present the council with a plan, including a market-research campaign from Y2 Analytics. Total estimated cost of the contract is $90,000. “That $90,000 figure is if you purchase all of the p... The South Jordan City Council is considering a proposal to hire a consultant for public relations and public-opinion research to gauge residents’ taste for developing or preserving the 67-acre Mulligans Golf and Games complex. LaVarr Webb, a political consultant and lobbyist, was scheduled Tuesday night to present the council with a plan, including a market-research campaign from Y2 Analytics. Total estimated cost of the contract is $90,000. “That $90,000 figure is if you purchase all of the p... 58314165@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:27:01 MDT Letter: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58312924-82/letters-forum-monday-opinion.html.csp I was appalled to open Monday’s Opinion page and find there were no Public Forum letters and no explanation as to why not. Now, I am bearing with the Trib and its budget cuts. I realize its had to cut out many features and editorials. But Forum letters? I’m already trying to get used to Sunday’s letter depletion, but Monday, too? To me the only good things left in the paper on Monday are the Forum letters and Paul Rolly’s column. I am not the least bit interested in LDS Church-related news whic... I was appalled to open Monday’s Opinion page and find there were no Public Forum letters and no explanation as to why not. Now, I am bearing with the Trib and its budget cuts. I realize its had to cut out many features and editorials. But Forum letters? I’m already trying to get used to Sunday’s letter depletion, but Monday, too? To me the only good things left in the paper on Monday are the Forum letters and Paul Rolly’s column. I am not the least bit interested in LDS Church-related news whic... 58312924@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:02:02 MDT Letter: Thoughtless imbecility of target shooters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58303839-82/imbecility-lake-thoughtless-art.html.csp When I read in The Tribune that vandals in the Lake Mountains of Utah County had painted a dozen or more targets for large-caliber shooting near 1,000-year-old Fremont Indian rock art, I felt a surge of anger, all too familiar in the wake of the grinning Goblin topplers, at this latest example of thoughtless imbecility. I would not wish to suggest that everyone who owns a gun is stupid. I am, however, alarmed time and again by the number of stupid people who seem to own guns. Michele Margetts ... When I read in The Tribune that vandals in the Lake Mountains of Utah County had painted a dozen or more targets for large-caliber shooting near 1,000-year-old Fremont Indian rock art, I felt a surge of anger, all too familiar in the wake of the grinning Goblin topplers, at this latest example of thoughtless imbecility. I would not wish to suggest that everyone who owns a gun is stupid. I am, however, alarmed time and again by the number of stupid people who seem to own guns. Michele Margetts ... 58303839@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:02:01 MDT Letter: Why not use homeless children in rodeos? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309795-82/homeless-event-barrel-rodeo.html.csp Paul Rolly’s column of Aug. 18: “Animal chasing halted in Bluffdale, but Utah County pigs not so lucky,” gave me a Swiftian inspiration. Currently, rodeo event organizers must advertise and offer compensation to obtain baby animals and household pets to participate in scrambles. They risk damaging valuable porcine assets in the pig-chase-barrel-stuffing event. This is unnecessarily costly. A simple and elegant solution is to utilize our surplus of homeless humans as rodeo stock. Instead of scram... Paul Rolly’s column of Aug. 18: “Animal chasing halted in Bluffdale, but Utah County pigs not so lucky,” gave me a Swiftian inspiration. Currently, rodeo event organizers must advertise and offer compensation to obtain baby animals and household pets to participate in scrambles. They risk damaging valuable porcine assets in the pig-chase-barrel-stuffing event. This is unnecessarily costly. A simple and elegant solution is to utilize our surplus of homeless humans as rodeo stock. Instead of scram... 58309795@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:02:01 MDT Letter: Losing dog is heartbreaking, but child more important http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58310550-82/dog-officer-police-child.html.csp Regarding the Weimaraner dog that was shot and killed by a Salt Lake police officer. If I or one of my neighbors has a missing child, I want the police to enter every nearby back yard and look for the child. If I owned a dog and it threatened a police officer and he killed it, I’d be heartbroken and angry. But I’d say, “I’m sorry my dog threatened the officer. It is an unfortunate incident and perhaps police should have better training and/or equipment to protect themselves from attacking dogs. ... Regarding the Weimaraner dog that was shot and killed by a Salt Lake police officer. If I or one of my neighbors has a missing child, I want the police to enter every nearby back yard and look for the child. If I owned a dog and it threatened a police officer and he killed it, I’d be heartbroken and angry. But I’d say, “I’m sorry my dog threatened the officer. It is an unfortunate incident and perhaps police should have better training and/or equipment to protect themselves from attacking dogs. ... 58310550@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:02:01 MDT Letter: With so many guns out there, police must be ready http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58310565-82/police-enforcement-law-prepared.html.csp I find it ironic that some people are concerned about the militarization of the police force. With the absence of real gun control in our country, what other responsible choice does law enforcement have but to be prepared to respond to situations involving people with automatic and other military grade weapons? Of course, it’s critical that the police use their power with discretion. However, I also don’t want the police to be ill-prepared when called upon to respond to domestic terrorism which ... I find it ironic that some people are concerned about the militarization of the police force. With the absence of real gun control in our country, what other responsible choice does law enforcement have but to be prepared to respond to situations involving people with automatic and other military grade weapons? Of course, it’s critical that the police use their power with discretion. However, I also don’t want the police to be ill-prepared when called upon to respond to domestic terrorism which ... 58310565@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:02:01 MDT Letter: Save Opinion section for opinions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58310578-82/opinion-section-lds-opinions.html.csp Wow! I turned to the back page of Sunday’s Opinion section, hoping to read more thoughtful commentary on our complex times, and found a full-page ad from BIG-D Construction celebrating its subs and partners in how well the LDS Ogden Temple renovation turned out, and praising LDS Temple service and sacrifice. I thank, Thee, oh God, for profits, too, but please keep the Opinion page about opinions! Just asking! Jim Birrell Lehi Wow! I turned to the back page of Sunday’s Opinion section, hoping to read more thoughtful commentary on our complex times, and found a full-page ad from BIG-D Construction celebrating its subs and partners in how well the LDS Ogden Temple renovation turned out, and praising LDS Temple service and sacrifice. I thank, Thee, oh God, for profits, too, but please keep the Opinion page about opinions! Just asking! Jim Birrell Lehi 58310578@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:02:01 MDT Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58313432-79/citrus-florida-disease-orange.html.csp Lake Wales, Fla. • Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida. The orange adorns the state license plate. The University of Florida’s famed football stadium was named after an orange magnate. There is even a county called Citrus. Throughout the decades, the citrus industry has always stood strong — through freezes, hurricanes and rampant development. But now the $9 billion industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the state’s economy but also its very identity. Blame a mottl... Lake Wales, Fla. • Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida. The orange adorns the state license plate. The University of Florida’s famed football stadium was named after an orange magnate. There is even a county called Citrus. Throughout the decades, the citrus industry has always stood strong — through freezes, hurricanes and rampant development. But now the $9 billion industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the state’s economy but also its very identity. Blame a mottl... 58313432@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:02:01 MDT State topped Herbert’s goal with 112,000 new jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58313567-79/herbert-jobs-state-com.html.csp Gov. Gary Herbert used a couple of Paralympic-caliber archers Tuesday to emphasize that his job-creation goals were right on target. The governor recounted Tuesday how there were “a lot of naysayers” when he issued a challenge to the private sector in January 2012 to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. The private sector’s response was revealed when Michael Lukow and Steve Bosson, Iraq War veterans who are part of USA Archery’s elite Para team, popped balloons with arrows at about 30 paces. A boa... Gov. Gary Herbert used a couple of Paralympic-caliber archers Tuesday to emphasize that his job-creation goals were right on target. The governor recounted Tuesday how there were “a lot of naysayers” when he issued a challenge to the private sector in January 2012 to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. The private sector’s response was revealed when Michael Lukow and Steve Bosson, Iraq War veterans who are part of USA Archery’s elite Para team, popped balloons with arrows at about 30 paces. A boa... 58313567@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:02:01 MDT Editorial: Utah School Board works for the public http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313830-82/public-board-state-utah.html.csp Members of the Utah State Board of Education are in charge of the state’s public schools. That means that everything they do is in the name of — and paid for by — the public. So it ought to go without saying that darn near everything board members do in their official capacity should be public. Sadly, someone had to say it. Happily, it was a member of the board, relative newcomer Terryl Warner of Hyrum, who spoke up the other day, calling out Board Chairman David Crandall and other members of t... Members of the Utah State Board of Education are in charge of the state’s public schools. That means that everything they do is in the name of — and paid for by — the public. So it ought to go without saying that darn near everything board members do in their official capacity should be public. Sadly, someone had to say it. Happily, it was a member of the board, relative newcomer Terryl Warner of Hyrum, who spoke up the other day, calling out Board Chairman David Crandall and other members of t... 58313830@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:02:01 MDT Bagley Cartoon: Protecting our Plutocratic Republic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58314421-82/bagley-cartoon-facebook-lake.html.csp This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.Want more? Become a fan of Bagley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/notrobertkirby 58314421@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:00:01 MDT Rescue for injured Boy Scout underway in Cache County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314327-78/scout-cache-county-dispatch.html.csp A rescue operation for a boy scout who fell off a cliff near Smithfield’s Birch Canyon was underway Tuesday evening. A Life Flight helicopter from Intermountain Healthcare flew to the scene and had been preparing to hoist the scout to a nearby hospital, but the helicopter turned around when it was determined that the injury was not as serious as first believed, according to Cache County Sheriff’s dispatch. Medical personnel were on the scene attending to the scout, who appeared healthy enough to... A rescue operation for a boy scout who fell off a cliff near Smithfield’s Birch Canyon was underway Tuesday evening. A Life Flight helicopter from Intermountain Healthcare flew to the scene and had been preparing to hoist the scout to a nearby hospital, but the helicopter turned around when it was determined that the injury was not as serious as first believed, according to Cache County Sheriff’s dispatch. Medical personnel were on the scene attending to the scout, who appeared healthy enough to... 58314327@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:53:02 MDT Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58314331-77/miller-ohio-state-season.html.csp Columbus, Ohio • Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes. Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and will need surgery. The two-time Big Ten player of the year left practice in pain Monday after making a short throw. “My goal is to come back from this injury stronger and better than ever,” Miller said in a statement. It’s a huge blow to a team co... Columbus, Ohio • Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes. Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and will need surgery. The two-time Big Ten player of the year left practice in pain Monday after making a short throw. “My goal is to come back from this injury stronger and better than ever,” Miller said in a statement. It’s a huge blow to a team co... 58314331@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:43:01 MDT Hearing set for Marine — with Utah family — accused of desertion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314179-78/hearing-marine-accused-camp.html.csp Camp Lejeune, N.C. • Military officials have scheduled a hearing this week for a Marine accused of faking his own kidnapping in Iraq and failing to return to his base after visiting relatives in Utah. A statement from Camp Lejeune on Tuesday said the hearing for Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun is scheduled for Thursday. A Marine Corps spokesman says the results of the hearing will determine what action will be taken. Hassoun disappeared twice from the military: first in June 2004 in a purported kidnapp... Camp Lejeune, N.C. • Military officials have scheduled a hearing this week for a Marine accused of faking his own kidnapping in Iraq and failing to return to his base after visiting relatives in Utah. A statement from Camp Lejeune on Tuesday said the hearing for Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun is scheduled for Thursday. A Marine Corps spokesman says the results of the hearing will determine what action will be taken. Hassoun disappeared twice from the military: first in June 2004 in a purported kidnapp... 58314179@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:50:01 MDT Utah man accused of killing father makes court appearance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58312932-78/robbins-court-guilty-months.html.csp An Olympus Cove man charged with murdering his father by crushing his skull with a metal bar made an initial court appearance Tuesday. Third District Judge Paul Maughan set a scheduling conference for Sept. 4 for Christopher Lynn Robbins in the first-degree felony murder case. Judge Robin Reese will preside at that hearing. The 29-year-old Robbins was arrested Aug. 1 after police responded to a call at the home at 4465 S. Mathews Way (4115 East) where he lived with his father and brother. Unifie... An Olympus Cove man charged with murdering his father by crushing his skull with a metal bar made an initial court appearance Tuesday. Third District Judge Paul Maughan set a scheduling conference for Sept. 4 for Christopher Lynn Robbins in the first-degree felony murder case. Judge Robin Reese will preside at that hearing. The 29-year-old Robbins was arrested Aug. 1 after police responded to a call at the home at 4465 S. Mathews Way (4115 East) where he lived with his father and brother. Unifie... 58312932@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:27:01 MDT Gale: Time for Changes in Higher Education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293669-82/college-education-graduates-higher.html.csp Not long ago, The Economist magazine published a leader (editorial) about higher education titled “Creative Destruction.” Among other things, it said the cost of higher education skyrockets while productivity falters. A study by Oxford University says half of today’s occupations may be phased out in coming years. Another study by the Pew Research Center found that fewer than half of college graduates think their education was useful in preparing them for jobs or careers. Fifty percent said they ... Not long ago, The Economist magazine published a leader (editorial) about higher education titled “Creative Destruction.” Among other things, it said the cost of higher education skyrockets while productivity falters. A study by Oxford University says half of today’s occupations may be phased out in coming years. Another study by the Pew Research Center found that fewer than half of college graduates think their education was useful in preparing them for jobs or careers. Fifty percent said they ... 58293669@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:10:01 MDT Review: Even Stevens Sandwiches makes altruism delicious http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58294198-223/sandwich-sandwiches-stevens-restaurant.html.csp Who among us doesn’t enjoy the warm glow of turning a good deed for another, I know I do. I mean, is there a job more vital to humanity than the restaurant critic? Note: that was rhetorical. I like to imagine the wasted calories, time and money I’ve saved countless diners has at least in some small part, made our world a better place. I tell myself every over-cooked egg I self-importantly shovel down is valuable work — I’m giving back to the local community, on matters of obviously grave importa... Who among us doesn’t enjoy the warm glow of turning a good deed for another, I know I do. I mean, is there a job more vital to humanity than the restaurant critic? Note: that was rhetorical. I like to imagine the wasted calories, time and money I’ve saved countless diners has at least in some small part, made our world a better place. I tell myself every over-cooked egg I self-importantly shovel down is valuable work — I’m giving back to the local community, on matters of obviously grave importa... 58294198@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:07:10 MDT ACLU opposes time extension in Utah’s same-sex recognition case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313106-78/utah-state-court-sex.html.csp Four gay and lesbian couples asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to deny Utah extra time to appeal a judge’s order requiring the state to offer spousal benefits to same-sex couples married in Utah. The longer the appeal is dragged out, the couples’ attorney said, the more harm will be done. “There are families who face financial, emotional and dignitary harms every single day [Utah] refuses to recognize their marriages,” wrote John Mejía, counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Uta... Four gay and lesbian couples asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to deny Utah extra time to appeal a judge’s order requiring the state to offer spousal benefits to same-sex couples married in Utah. The longer the appeal is dragged out, the couples’ attorney said, the more harm will be done. “There are families who face financial, emotional and dignitary harms every single day [Utah] refuses to recognize their marriages,” wrote John Mejía, counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Uta... 58313106@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:43:58 MDT Future Utah transportation revolution: biking, walking? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58313206-90/active-bike-biking-health.html.csp As they looked out picture windows at the Salt Lake Valley below to imagine how growth may change it, officials held a summit Tuesday to discuss a possible revolution in transportation to reduce congestion and improve health. What is that novel change? Encouraging more walking and bicycle riding, what officials like to call “active transportation.” “Active transportation can really yield significant economic, environmental and health benefits,” Michael Allegra, president and CEO of the Utah Tran... As they looked out picture windows at the Salt Lake Valley below to imagine how growth may change it, officials held a summit Tuesday to discuss a possible revolution in transportation to reduce congestion and improve health. What is that novel change? Encouraging more walking and bicycle riding, what officials like to call “active transportation.” “Active transportation can really yield significant economic, environmental and health benefits,” Michael Allegra, president and CEO of the Utah Tran... 58313206@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:43:25 MDT Salt Lake City fire mystery: What ignited $20,000 blaze? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313400-78/fire-lake-salt-20000.html.csp Salt Lake City fire investigators had a mystery in their hands Tuesday: What caused a portion of an under-construction apartment complex to ignite? Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay said the 4:37 a.m. blaze, spotted first by a passing police officer, caused about $20,000 in damage before being doused at 5 a.m. “It was suspicious because where the fire occurred there was no power going into the building and no heaters were there, as we sometimes see in apartment buildings under construction,” ... Salt Lake City fire investigators had a mystery in their hands Tuesday: What caused a portion of an under-construction apartment complex to ignite? Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay said the 4:37 a.m. blaze, spotted first by a passing police officer, caused about $20,000 in damage before being doused at 5 a.m. “It was suspicious because where the fire occurred there was no power going into the building and no heaters were there, as we sometimes see in apartment buildings under construction,” ... 58313400@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:26:44 MDT Pierce: Jim Nantz will call more NFL than ever this fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58310257-77/games-nantz-nfl-pierce.html.csp Jim Nantz is going to be an incredibly busy man during the upcoming NFL season. The veteran CBS sportscaster (and KSL alumnus) will be appearing slightly less on Sundays than he has in past seasons. But considerably more overall. Nantz will be the play-by-play voice of Thursday Night Football through eight games on CBS and seven on the NFL Network. He’ll do nine national games on CBS (when the network has Sunday doubleheaders) and three regional matchups. “So it’s 27 games versus 17 normally,” ... Jim Nantz is going to be an incredibly busy man during the upcoming NFL season. The veteran CBS sportscaster (and KSL alumnus) will be appearing slightly less on Sundays than he has in past seasons. But considerably more overall. Nantz will be the play-by-play voice of Thursday Night Football through eight games on CBS and seven on the NFL Network. He’ll do nine national games on CBS (when the network has Sunday doubleheaders) and three regional matchups. “So it’s 27 games versus 17 normally,” ... 58310257@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:11:23 MDT Grantsville justice court vacancy announced http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313811-78/court-grantsville-judicial-utah.html.csp Applications are being accepted for a justice court judge position in Grantsville. The position will replace Judge Darold Butcher who has resigned effective Aug. 15. Candidates must be at least 25 years old, a citizen of the United States, a Utah resident for at least three years, and have earned a high school diploma or GED. They also must be a resident of the county in which the court is located — or an adjacent county — for at least six months. Information on judicial retention and performanc... Applications are being accepted for a justice court judge position in Grantsville. The position will replace Judge Darold Butcher who has resigned effective Aug. 15. Candidates must be at least 25 years old, a citizen of the United States, a Utah resident for at least three years, and have earned a high school diploma or GED. They also must be a resident of the county in which the court is located — or an adjacent county — for at least six months. Information on judicial retention and performanc... 58313811@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:10:01 MDT How drowsy driving affects your brain waves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58313781-90/1100-2006-636-activity.html.csp As part of “Drowsy Driving Awareness Week,” Ogden Clinic neurologist Chris Hammond and volunteers showed news media Tuesday how lack of sleep affects brain wave activity and makes it dangerous to drive. Drowsy driving is one of the top five reasons behind deaths on Utah roads. Since 2006, Utah has averaged 1,100 crashes and more than 20 deaths each year from drowsy driving. So far this year, Utah has had 636 drowsy driving related crashes, including three fatalities. More information is availab... As part of “Drowsy Driving Awareness Week,” Ogden Clinic neurologist Chris Hammond and volunteers showed news media Tuesday how lack of sleep affects brain wave activity and makes it dangerous to drive. Drowsy driving is one of the top five reasons behind deaths on Utah roads. Since 2006, Utah has averaged 1,100 crashes and more than 20 deaths each year from drowsy driving. So far this year, Utah has had 636 drowsy driving related crashes, including three fatalities. More information is availab... 58313781@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:04:01 MDT Pope Francis hints he might one day retire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58313563-80/pope-francis-vatican-retire.html.csp Vatican City • Addressing journalists on his return from his intense five-day visit to South Korea late Monday, Pope Francis bantered with reporters and lightheartedly said he may have only “two or three” years left to live. The 77-year-old pontiff covered a range of topics on the flight back to the Vatican — from war-torn Iraq and his desire to visit the U.S. next year to his personal health, hinting he may retire early. He was asked how he lived with the immense popularity he has generated aro... Vatican City • Addressing journalists on his return from his intense five-day visit to South Korea late Monday, Pope Francis bantered with reporters and lightheartedly said he may have only “two or three” years left to live. The 77-year-old pontiff covered a range of topics on the flight back to the Vatican — from war-torn Iraq and his desire to visit the U.S. next year to his personal health, hinting he may retire early. He was asked how he lived with the immense popularity he has generated aro... 58313563@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:57:47 MDT Federal oil and leases in Utah go unsold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309369-78/parcels-oil-auction-blm.html.csp A federal oil and gas lease auction Tuesday was a bit of a bust with only two parcels fetching the $2-an-acre minimum bid. The Bureau of Land Management tried to auction 22 parcels totaling 39,000 acres in Tooele and Juab counties, but there were only seven bidders, two of whom paid $33,000 for two parcels covering 2,063 acres — 5 percent of the total offered. The two leases sold are located around Hop Creek, about seven miles east of Nephi in the shadow of Mount Nebo. LT Land Group LLC of Salt... A federal oil and gas lease auction Tuesday was a bit of a bust with only two parcels fetching the $2-an-acre minimum bid. The Bureau of Land Management tried to auction 22 parcels totaling 39,000 acres in Tooele and Juab counties, but there were only seven bidders, two of whom paid $33,000 for two parcels covering 2,063 acres — 5 percent of the total offered. The two leases sold are located around Hop Creek, about seven miles east of Nephi in the shadow of Mount Nebo. LT Land Group LLC of Salt... 58309369@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:39:02 MDT Utah forecast: Wet, wild and cooler statewide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58312336-78/tuesday-com-weather-utah.html.csp Much of central and southern Utah was under a Flash Flood Watch Tuesday as monsoonal moisture rumbled into the region, punctuated by thunder, lightning and locally heavy rainfall. The advisory, which encompassed an area stretching from the mountains east of Provo running southwest through Delta and St. George, south to Zion National Park and southeast to Green River, was to run through Tuesday night. The National Weather Service warned that normally dry washes, recent burn scars, slot canyons an... Much of central and southern Utah was under a Flash Flood Watch Tuesday as monsoonal moisture rumbled into the region, punctuated by thunder, lightning and locally heavy rainfall. The advisory, which encompassed an area stretching from the mountains east of Provo running southwest through Delta and St. George, south to Zion National Park and southeast to Green River, was to run through Tuesday night. The National Weather Service warned that normally dry washes, recent burn scars, slot canyons an... 58312336@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:37:24 MDT Kirby: Getting in tune with the morality police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309816-78/public-think-kirby-morality.html.csp What if the next time you were rude to a government worker, you got your hams flogged in the middle of Rice-Eccles Stadium? And by this I mean both literally and legally. I’m talking about government-administered corporal punishment, public spankings or whippings intended to improve human behavior, or at least make people think twice about what comes out of their mouths. Yeah, there you are in line at the Division of Motor Vehicles. It takes longer than you think it should, and when you finally... What if the next time you were rude to a government worker, you got your hams flogged in the middle of Rice-Eccles Stadium? And by this I mean both literally and legally. I’m talking about government-administered corporal punishment, public spankings or whippings intended to improve human behavior, or at least make people think twice about what comes out of their mouths. Yeah, there you are in line at the Division of Motor Vehicles. It takes longer than you think it should, and when you finally... 58309816@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:31:53 MDT UTA fails to report $14.26M in retirement benefits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310329-90/benefits-compensation-corrected-difference.html.csp Earlier this year, the Utah Transit Authority officially reported that General Manager Michael Allegra’s total 2013 compensation was $346,249. It turns out that was about $52,000 too low — because UTA had failed to include some retirement-pension benefits. His compensation really was $397,900, including all salary, bonuses, benefits and leave. Allegra was not alone. The UTA erroneously omitted reporting a combined total of $14.26 million in retirement benefits for all its employees — about a thi... Earlier this year, the Utah Transit Authority officially reported that General Manager Michael Allegra’s total 2013 compensation was $346,249. It turns out that was about $52,000 too low — because UTA had failed to include some retirement-pension benefits. His compensation really was $397,900, including all salary, bonuses, benefits and leave. Allegra was not alone. The UTA erroneously omitted reporting a combined total of $14.26 million in retirement benefits for all its employees — about a thi... 58310329@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:11:05 MDT Weber State basketball: Beckner leaves ‘Cats for D-League job http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58313246-77/beckner-state-weber-basketball.html.csp Ogden • Longtime Weber State assistant basketball coach Phil Beckner is leaving the program. Beckner has accepted a job as an assistant coach with the Tulsa 66ers, who are the NBA Development League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Beckner has spent the last seven years at Weber State, where he helped guide the Wildcats to three Big Sky regular-season championships. “Our whole program is excited and happy for Phil,” Weber State head coach Randy Rahe said. “No one has been more dedicated, ... Ogden • Longtime Weber State assistant basketball coach Phil Beckner is leaving the program. Beckner has accepted a job as an assistant coach with the Tulsa 66ers, who are the NBA Development League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Beckner has spent the last seven years at Weber State, where he helped guide the Wildcats to three Big Sky regular-season championships. “Our whole program is excited and happy for Phil,” Weber State head coach Randy Rahe said. “No one has been more dedicated, ... 58313246@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:07:01 MDT New Corvette feature keeps an eye on valets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58310270-79/car-valet-corvette-feature.html.csp Detroit • Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Now, General Motors has an option on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette that takes those worries away. The latest version of the sports car, due out in September, has a feature that records where the car goes with a camera mounted in the windshield trim. It also captures audio in the cabin as w... Detroit • Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Now, General Motors has an option on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette that takes those worries away. The latest version of the sports car, due out in September, has a feature that records where the car goes with a camera mounted in the windshield trim. It also captures audio in the cabin as w... 58310270@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:03:27 MDT Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58313012-68/gay-history-museum-collection.html.csp Washington • Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.” Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick along with NBC are donating objects to the National Museum of American History. The collection includes original scripts, casting ideas, political memorabilia surrounding the show and the... Washington • Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.” Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick along with NBC are donating objects to the National Museum of American History. The collection includes original scripts, casting ideas, political memorabilia surrounding the show and the... 58313012@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:48:05 MDT N.Y. regulators sanction Standard Chartered Bank http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58313460-79/bank-chartered-regulators-standard.html.csp Albany, N.Y. • New York regulators have reached agreement for Standard Chartered Bank to pay a $300 million penalty and suspend dollar exchanges through its New York branch for high-risk retail business clients at its SCB Hong Kong subsidiary. The Department of Financial Services says the order signed Tuesday follows the bank’s failure to fix compliance problems against money laundering as required under a two-year-old settlement. Regulators say the independent monitor established under that set... Albany, N.Y. • New York regulators have reached agreement for Standard Chartered Bank to pay a $300 million penalty and suspend dollar exchanges through its New York branch for high-risk retail business clients at its SCB Hong Kong subsidiary. The Department of Financial Services says the order signed Tuesday follows the bank’s failure to fix compliance problems against money laundering as required under a two-year-old settlement. Regulators say the independent monitor established under that set... 58313460@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:38:01 MDT Utah mom to prison for toddler son’s methadone death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309994-78/goff-child-aiden-judge.html.csp Tooele • Jill Goff took a nap as her toddler was dying. She didn’t call 911 or take her children to the hospital. When her older children, ages 5 and 8, began feeling ill, she didn’t immediately tell anyone why — that she had inadvertently given her children methadone, thinking it was Gatorade. On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Goff to prison for up to 15 years for this. Neither the prosecution nor the defense attorney asked the judge to send the 33-year-old mother to prison. Committing her to a ... Tooele • Jill Goff took a nap as her toddler was dying. She didn’t call 911 or take her children to the hospital. When her older children, ages 5 and 8, began feeling ill, she didn’t immediately tell anyone why — that she had inadvertently given her children methadone, thinking it was Gatorade. On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Goff to prison for up to 15 years for this. Neither the prosecution nor the defense attorney asked the judge to send the 33-year-old mother to prison. Committing her to a ... 58309994@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:26:26 MDT Editorial: Koerber case leaves unanswered questions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309041-82/case-koerber-prosecutors-judge.html.csp A week ago, businessman Rick Koerber stood accused of perpetrating one of the biggest frauds in Utah history, a Ponzi scheme that took $48 million from Utahns’ investment savings and retirement accounts. But by week’s end, Koerber was no longer criminally charged. It was a remarkable turn of events, made more so by the claims that followed U.S District Judge Clark Waddoups’ ruling. The judge dropped the case with prejudice, meaning the case can’t be refiled. But the ruling and accusations that ... A week ago, businessman Rick Koerber stood accused of perpetrating one of the biggest frauds in Utah history, a Ponzi scheme that took $48 million from Utahns’ investment savings and retirement accounts. But by week’s end, Koerber was no longer criminally charged. It was a remarkable turn of events, made more so by the claims that followed U.S District Judge Clark Waddoups’ ruling. The judge dropped the case with prejudice, meaning the case can’t be refiled. But the ruling and accusations that ... 58309041@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:17:49 MDT HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312786-79/windows-htc-phone-version.html.csp New York • HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft’s Windows software inside. HTC says it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. The company will continue to make an Android version of the One, as well as other Android phones. The Android version of HTC One is called M8, while the Windows version will be called M8 for Windows. The two look identical on the outside, except for a Windows Pho... New York • HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft’s Windows software inside. HTC says it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. The company will continue to make an Android version of the One, as well as other Android phones. The Android version of HTC One is called M8, while the Windows version will be called M8 for Windows. The two look identical on the outside, except for a Windows Pho... 58312786@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:15:11 MDT Hooking up to getting hitched: Yes, it can happen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58313189-80/marital-quality-hookup-wedding.html.csp Purposely ambiguous and definitely provocative, the term “hookup” has gotten plenty of attention from researchers analyzing this sexual behavior that can range from kissing to sexual intercourse. A study out Tuesday answers one of those lingering questions: Can a hookup lead to the altar? For almost a third (32 percent) of those in a nationally representative sample, their relationship with their eventual spouse began as a hookup — however the respondents defined it for themselves. “We found tha... Purposely ambiguous and definitely provocative, the term “hookup” has gotten plenty of attention from researchers analyzing this sexual behavior that can range from kissing to sexual intercourse. A study out Tuesday answers one of those lingering questions: Can a hookup lead to the altar? For almost a third (32 percent) of those in a nationally representative sample, their relationship with their eventual spouse began as a hookup — however the respondents defined it for themselves. “We found tha... 58313189@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:15:11 MDT Lowry: Free Rick Perry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313205-82/perry-lehmberg-indictment-vetoing.html.csp It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy. Perry was indicted last week for the offense of vetoing an appropriations bill. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in exchange for a bribe. Not vetoing an appropriations bill as a favor to a donor. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in excess of his lawful authority. But simply vetoing an appropriations bill. That Perry could, in theory, face more than 100 years in pris... It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy. Perry was indicted last week for the offense of vetoing an appropriations bill. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in exchange for a bribe. Not vetoing an appropriations bill as a favor to a donor. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in excess of his lawful authority. But simply vetoing an appropriations bill. That Perry could, in theory, face more than 100 years in pris... 58313205@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:40:01 MDT Bloomberg View: Mr. Google goes to Washington to tame technology monsters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313194-82/government-technology-dickerson-digital.html.csp Every president has his method of taming the leviathan of bureaucracy. Harry Truman tried vast reorganizations. Lyndon Johnson preferred cerebral task forces. Jimmy Carter tried feeding the beast, George W. Bush starving it. President Barack Obama likes to appoint “czars.” The idea is to give a smart and worthy mandarin — often from the consulting world — a small budget, an intractable problem and the mandate to fix it. About two dozen of them now roam Washington, by one count. The latest is Mik... Every president has his method of taming the leviathan of bureaucracy. Harry Truman tried vast reorganizations. Lyndon Johnson preferred cerebral task forces. Jimmy Carter tried feeding the beast, George W. Bush starving it. President Barack Obama likes to appoint “czars.” The idea is to give a smart and worthy mandarin — often from the consulting world — a small budget, an intractable problem and the mandate to fix it. About two dozen of them now roam Washington, by one count. The latest is Mik... 58313194@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:38:01 MDT Blake: Why Obama shouldn’t go to Ferguson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313181-82/obama-ferguson-monday-president.html.csp By Aaron Blake The Washington Post On Monday, ABC’s Ann Compton asked President Barack Obama whether he would visit Ferguson, Missouri, amid the continued unrest. Obama didn’t give a firm answer, but he did suggest it’s probably not a good idea. “When they’re conducting an investigation, I’ve got to make sure that I don’t look like I’m putting my thumb on the scales one way or the other,” he said. And for now, that’s probably the right call. As with everything Ferguson, there are no easy answe... By Aaron Blake The Washington Post On Monday, ABC’s Ann Compton asked President Barack Obama whether he would visit Ferguson, Missouri, amid the continued unrest. Obama didn’t give a firm answer, but he did suggest it’s probably not a good idea. “When they’re conducting an investigation, I’ve got to make sure that I don’t look like I’m putting my thumb on the scales one way or the other,” he said. And for now, that’s probably the right call. As with everything Ferguson, there are no easy answe... 58313181@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:34:00 MDT Keating: Could Scotland really break away from Britain? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313166-82/independence-scotland-britain-percent.html.csp By Joshua Keating Slate Washington • We’re now a month away from a vote to determine whether Great Britain will have to continue on as not-quite-as-great Britain. On Sept. 18, Scots will head to the polls for a long-awaited independence referendum, and while the “no” camp — those opposing secession — continue leading in the polls, it’s still too close for comfort as far as London’s concerned. One recent poll has support for independence at 38 percent versus 47 percent opposed with 14 percent s... By Joshua Keating Slate Washington • We’re now a month away from a vote to determine whether Great Britain will have to continue on as not-quite-as-great Britain. On Sept. 18, Scots will head to the polls for a long-awaited independence referendum, and while the “no” camp — those opposing secession — continue leading in the polls, it’s still too close for comfort as far as London’s concerned. One recent poll has support for independence at 38 percent versus 47 percent opposed with 14 percent s... 58313166@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:31:01 MDT Rampell: Scandals hiding in plain sight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313138-82/scandals-christie-governor-perry.html.csp The laboratories of democracy are blowing up. A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. So many of them involve Republican presidential hopefuls that conspiracy theorists could argue they must be manufactured, or at least overhyped, by wily Democratic strategists. At least one Democratic governor has also been implicated, though. Most of the scandals (or, to be fair, sometimes pseudo-scandals) are pretty hard to follo... The laboratories of democracy are blowing up. A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. So many of them involve Republican presidential hopefuls that conspiracy theorists could argue they must be manufactured, or at least overhyped, by wily Democratic strategists. At least one Democratic governor has also been implicated, though. Most of the scandals (or, to be fair, sometimes pseudo-scandals) are pretty hard to follo... 58313138@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:23:01 MDT Salt Lake City’s mid-week Harvest Market at Pioneer Park today http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58312854-223/market-lake-salt-300.html.csp The Tuesday Harvest Market continues today from 4 p.m. to dusk at Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City. The show goes on, even if its raining, according to Nick Como, spokesman for the Downtown Alliance, which sponsors the event. This laid-back produce market features about 30 vendors who sell locally-grown produce as well as baked goods, salsas and other treats. New this year is a live music program beginning at 6 p.m. and featuring local musicians performing everything from bluegrass... The Tuesday Harvest Market continues today from 4 p.m. to dusk at Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City. The show goes on, even if its raining, according to Nick Como, spokesman for the Downtown Alliance, which sponsors the event. This laid-back produce market features about 30 vendors who sell locally-grown produce as well as baked goods, salsas and other treats. New this year is a live music program beginning at 6 p.m. and featuring local musicians performing everything from bluegrass... 58312854@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:56:01 MDT PCMR and Vail maneuver as ski season hangs in the balance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309406-78/pcmr-vail-talisker-ski.html.csp Third District Judge Ryan Harris will soon have to answer this question: What’s the fair market rental value for 2,852 acres of ski terrain at Park City Mountain Resort? Monday, PCMR and Talisker/Vail looked to be worlds apart in negotiating a non-refundable bond that would allow PCMR to operate the ski resort until litigation is exhausted. According to court filings filed Friday by PCMR, fair market lease rate is somewhere between $226,650 and $1 million per year. With rent and attorney fees a... Third District Judge Ryan Harris will soon have to answer this question: What’s the fair market rental value for 2,852 acres of ski terrain at Park City Mountain Resort? Monday, PCMR and Talisker/Vail looked to be worlds apart in negotiating a non-refundable bond that would allow PCMR to operate the ski resort until litigation is exhausted. According to court filings filed Friday by PCMR, fair market lease rate is somewhere between $226,650 and $1 million per year. With rent and attorney fees a... 58309406@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:50:47 MDT Utah poll: Most oppose gay marriage, think Supreme Court will legalize it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310176-90/com-court-gay-marriage.html.csp A new poll shows a majority of Utahns oppose gay marriage and believe the fight over the state’s ban deserves to be heard by the Supreme Court. At the same time, a majority believe the high court will reject the state’s arguments and legalize gay unions. Those are the contradictory findings of a statewide survey sponsored by Zions Bank and UtahPolicy.com, which comes after a string of court rulings have challenged gay marriage bans throughout the nation. The first of these rulings took place in... A new poll shows a majority of Utahns oppose gay marriage and believe the fight over the state’s ban deserves to be heard by the Supreme Court. At the same time, a majority believe the high court will reject the state’s arguments and legalize gay unions. Those are the contradictory findings of a statewide survey sponsored by Zions Bank and UtahPolicy.com, which comes after a string of court rulings have challenged gay marriage bans throughout the nation. The first of these rulings took place in... 58310176@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:50:47 MDT UHP: California man identified as I-84 fatal crash victim http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58312761-78/arzaga-crash-minivan-california.html.csp The Utah Highway Patrol has identified a California man who died Monday in a crash on Interstate 84 near Snowville. Troopers say Albert Arzaga, 54, of Chula Vista, Calif., was a passenger in a 2013 Chrysler minivan that rolled at 6:16 p.m. Monday. The UHP said Tuesday that Arzaga was ejected as the vehicle first went off the westbound shoulder, overcorrected, spun sideways across both lanes and then rolled off the shoulder and landed on its roof. Arzaga was pronounced dead at the scene of the ... The Utah Highway Patrol has identified a California man who died Monday in a crash on Interstate 84 near Snowville. Troopers say Albert Arzaga, 54, of Chula Vista, Calif., was a passenger in a 2013 Chrysler minivan that rolled at 6:16 p.m. Monday. The UHP said Tuesday that Arzaga was ejected as the vehicle first went off the westbound shoulder, overcorrected, spun sideways across both lanes and then rolled off the shoulder and landed on its roof. Arzaga was pronounced dead at the scene of the ... 58312761@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:39:29 MDT Car crash in Argentina kills 3 relatives of pope http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58313010-68/pope-car-argentina-crash.html.csp Buenos Aires, Argentina • Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said. The small car carrying a nephew of the pope along with the man’s wife and two young children slammed into the back of a truck, said Highway Police Superintendent Jorge Raineri. The crash killed the wife and children, one 2 years old and the other 8 months. Photos showed the passenger sid... Buenos Aires, Argentina • Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said. The small car carrying a nephew of the pope along with the man’s wife and two young children slammed into the back of a truck, said Highway Police Superintendent Jorge Raineri. The crash killed the wife and children, one 2 years old and the other 8 months. Photos showed the passenger sid... 58313010@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:36:02 MDT