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.
December 17, 2002 |
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.