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Weekend Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend

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(Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) The new Leonardo museum, fashioned out of the old Salt Lake City Library, opened in 2011. Here, people enjoy the interactive exhibits as a wall of lights changes patterns.

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Apr 09 2012 07:33AM
Updated Apr 16, 2012 07:19AM

Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Tribune’s news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed on Saturday and Sunday.

Top stories this past weekend

Taking stock of Utah’s newest museum: The Leonardo • The Leonardo, the new Salt Lake City museum, prides itself on teaching critical thinking, innovation and creativity, yet finds itself under examination on a very public microscope slide. After six months, The Leonardo continues to struggle to attract visitors in large numbers, in part because it hasn’t defined exactly what it offers.

Praising resurrection in the times of grief • In October, Eun-sang Lee and Yvonne Lee knew instantly the exquisite agony of anyone who gets this late-night message: Your son is dead. The Lees, however, are not just parents of a murdered child. They are pastors at separate Protestant churches in Utah, who Sunday offered their first Easter sermons since seeing their son’s body.

Romney raising less Utah money this time • Five years ago, Orem’s Heidi Hanseen DeRoest forked over $1,300 to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. This time around, she hasn’t broken out her checkbook — yet. "I’m still a big supporter of him," DeRoest says. "I wanted to wait and see if he had a chance before I put a lot more money down. DeRoest has plenty of company. More than 5,000 Utahns who whipped out their wallets in 2008 to support Romney’s first presidential bid are now holding on to their money.

Identity theft involving children is on the rise • ID theft is a growing crime, especially involving children. In the past five years, the Utah Attorney General’s online Identity Theft Reporting Information System has received more than 3,000 reports of ID theft — about 67 percent of which involved Social Security numbers belonging to children. Nationally, more than 19,000 reports of child identity theft were made to the Federal Trade Commission, up from about 6,000 reports in 2003.

Medicaid data breach far worse than originally reported • A huge proportion of the state’s Medicaid clients — two-thirds of them children — are victims of hackers who broke into an inadequately protected computer server at the Utah Department of Health, officials said Friday. The cyber invasion started a week ago, with most of the data stolen from 181,604 Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program recipients between Sunday night and Monday morning. Of those clients, 25,096 appear to have had their Social Security numbers compromised.

Other news of interest

Obstruction charge may have been possible in Powell case

Salt Lake Occupiers move tents to Library Square

Tom Kinkade, ‘nation’s most collected artist’ dies at 54

Utah Jazz: Earl Watson pours his heart back into basketball

Are politicians overstating Utah’s role in health care case?

Poll shows Orrin Hatch losing ground with delegates

Atheist praises the rise of science, not Jesus, in Utah lecture

Columns and opinions

Bishop Burton: In praise of the beaming builder

Fossil-fuel subsidies help richest get richer

Too much care: Cost of unneeded medical tests

Alarming autism increase demands action

Rolly: Hatch and the Mormon card

Make way for Abstinence-Only Caucus!

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