February 16, 2007 |
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.
October 17, 2012 |
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 |
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.
May 29, 2003 |
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.
October 23, 2002 |
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.
May 17, 2012 |
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.