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February 23, 2002 | MEGAN K. STACK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He's a confessed rabble-rouser, the incarnation of everything you think Utah isn't. Truth be told, there are those who still can't reckon how Rocky Anderson got himself elected mayor. He's a lapsed Mormon, twice divorced. Former president of the American Civil Liberties Union board, anti-death penalty activist, Democrat. Marshal of the gay pride parade. A fan of the Dalai Lama, the Kennedy brothers and artist Peter Max.
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February 23, 2002 | MEGAN K. STACK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He's a confessed rabble-rouser, the incarnation of everything you think Utah isn't. Truth be told, there are those who still can't reckon how Rocky Anderson got himself elected mayor. He's a lapsed Mormon, twice divorced. Former president of the American Civil Liberties Union board, anti-death penalty activist, Democrat. Marshal of the gay pride parade. A fan of the Dalai Lama, the Kennedy brothers and artist Peter Max.
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NATIONAL
July 24, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Eight people will share a $250,000 reward offered in the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case, Salt Lake City said. Most of those getting the money have asked for anonymity. After an investigation of information that led to the girl's safe return on March 12, Mayor Rocky Anderson and Police Chief Rick Dinse concluded that the eight would split the reward in equal shares of $31,250. The money was raised mainly through private donations but administered by the city.
NATIONAL
February 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Salt Lake City mayor and police chief sought to head off any backlash against Bosnian immigrants three days after a Bosnian teenager shot five people to death in a shopping mall and then died in a shootout. Mayor Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson strongly criticized Internet postings and e-mails sent to newspapers that concluded the shooter was an Islamic terrorist. Police said there was no evidence to support such an allegation.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Larry King will moderate a debate among the third-party presidential candidates on Oct. 23, the Free and Equal Elections Foundation announced on Tuesday. The debate, which will be held in Chicago, will feature Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Rocky Anderson  of the newly formed Justice Party. The event will be broadcast live on Ora TV, the digital programming service where King launched his online talk show, “Larry King Now,” earlier this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The City Council has approved a plan to give up an easement through a downtown plaza owned by the Mormon Church in a bid to settle a dispute over free-speech rights. The plan would give the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the ability to control access and behavior on the downtown block of Main Street. In return, the city would get land now owned by the church in a low-income area and use it for a community center.
NATIONAL
May 29, 2003 | From Associated Press
No evidence exists to support claims that Salt Lake City police leaked information about the Elizabeth Smart investigation to reporters, according to a report by the police chief released on Wednesday. Chief Rick Dinse and Mayor Rocky Anderson met for about an hour Wednesday to discuss the report, sent by Dinse to Anderson last week and released by the city. Anderson had not finished reviewing the report and had no comment, his spokesman Josh Ewing said.
NATIONAL
October 23, 2002 | From Associated Press
Mayor Rocky Anderson on Tuesday said he would keep the sidewalks through a Mormon-owned Main Street plaza open to free speech, in compliance with a ruling by a federal appeals court. In a 22-page memo released Tuesday, Anderson also said he would not renegotiate the contract in which the church bought the property in 1999. The city kept an easement for public access, and the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that people using that easement retained their free-speech rights.
NEWS
May 17, 2012 | By Doyle McManus
Americans Elect, the millionaire-based attempt to launch a centrist third party for this year's presidential election, has officially thrown in the towel. As I reported in my column Thursday , the independent group's attempt to run a primary election on the Internet was an embarrassing failure. After months of drumbeating and rule making, the group never recruited any big-name candidates willing to offer themselves as candidates -- unless by “big name,” you count former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer or former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson.  And partly as a consequence of the shortage of big names -- but also because of the group's insistence on keeping its donors and its decision-making secret -- not many voters turned up. Roemer, the biggest vote-getter among declared candidates, collected 6,293 website clicks of support.
NATIONAL
December 17, 2002 | From Associated Press
The city offered a compromise Monday in an effort to resolve a fight over the Mormon church's attempt to ban public demonstrations on the church's Main Street Plaza -- a former city street. Mayor Rocky Anderson proposed that the city give up a sidewalk pedestrian easement that it retained when it sold the block-long section of Main Street to the church, in exchange for 2.17 acres of church-owned land on the city's western side. The deal would require City Council approval.
NATIONAL
June 6, 2002 | From Associated Press
A gunman broke into a home and took a 14-year-old girl from her bedroom Wednesday, warning the girl's younger sister he would hurt her if she told anyone what she saw, police said. Police, some with tracking dogs, began searching nearby foothills for Elizabeth Smart before dawn, and authorities used a statewide emergency alert system for the first time to broadcast information about the missing child. At a late afternoon news conference, Elizabeth's father appealed for her safe return.
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