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February 12, 1999 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cleanup and confession were the dominant Olympic themes emanating from here Thursday as the Salt Lake Organizing Committee named a new president and an American member of the International Olympic Committee admitted giving a job to the son of an IOC member who resigned last month because of the bribery scandal.
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April 21, 2014 | By Michael Muskal, This post has been updated. See details below.
The defendant in a long-running gang case in Salt Lake City was shot by U.S. marshals when he attempted to attack a witness testifying at his trial, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Monday. Melodie Rydalch, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, told the Los Angeles Times that the shooting was related to the trial of Siale Angilau, an alleged member of the Tongan Crips. She described the case as “a long-running RICO” case involving the group. [Updated April 21, 1:58 p.m. PDT: The Associated Press, quoting the FBI, said that Angilau died Monday at a hospital.
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April 21, 2014 | By Michael Muskal, This post has been updated. See details below.
The defendant in a long-running gang case in Salt Lake City was shot by U.S. marshals when he attempted to attack a witness testifying at his trial, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Monday. Melodie Rydalch, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, told the Los Angeles Times that the shooting was related to the trial of Siale Angilau, an alleged member of the Tongan Crips. She described the case as “a long-running RICO” case involving the group. [Updated April 21, 1:58 p.m. PDT: The Associated Press, quoting the FBI, said that Angilau died Monday at a hospital.
NEWS
April 1, 2014 | By Jay Jones
If you have a hankering for banjos or spuds, salt or neon, there's a museum for you, according to a new list of such repositories in all 50 states. “ Top Museums Worth Traveling For ” isn't a list of the top 50 museums in the U.S. but a list of one such museum showcased in each of the 50 states. The compilation is subjective of course and includes some quirky places. For example, consider the   American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City, the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wis., and the Strataca Kansas Underground Salt Museum  in a vast salt mine beneath Hutchinson.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Amy Reiter
On its penultimate night of Season 13 auditions Wednesday, "American Idol" searched for stars in Salt Lake City, where it found nine locals who made the grade and supplemented with out-of-state talent from the "Idol" audition bus tour. Thirty singers made it through in all, over what we were told were two days of auditions, bringing the Hollywood-bound total to 193 ahead of the season's final audition stop in Omaha on Thursday. Yes, friends. We've almost made it to Hollywood -- and not a moment too soon.
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August 25, 1988 | Associated Press
An earthquake measured at 2.1 on the Richter scale rattled northeastern Salt Lake City but was unrelated to a series of tremors that shook central Utah earlier this month, seismologists said. No damage or injuries were reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2001
Pssst. Hey, buddy. Over here in the alley. Wanna buy a Winter Olympics ticket? The Salt Lake City organizing committee--you remember it for its successful, shall we say, financial persuasion of International Olympic Committee members who chose the site for next winter's Games--has now begun scalping some of its own tickets. NBC, of course, is paying $1.25 billion for TV rights to the Sydney and Salt Lake Games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1989
A44-year-old Sepulveda woman died during the Labor Day holiday weekend from injuries she received in a hit-and-run accident in a crosswalk in downtown Salt Lake City, police said. The victim of the accident, which occured at 9:40 p.m. Friday, was identified as Gai Gardiner. Gardiner was in a crosswalk when she was struck by a westbound pickup truck that fled, officers said. Gardiner was taken to Latter-day Saints Hospital, where she died Saturday night from head and internal injuries.
SPORTS
June 13, 1995 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Salt Lake City is the favorite over three other candidates--Oestersund, Sweden; Quebec City, Canada; and Sion, Switzerland--in the International Olympic Committee's vote Friday in Budapest, Hungary, for the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics. But that does not inspire confidence in the bid committee from the Utah capital because the 96 voting IOC members are, collectively, anything but predictable.
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August 12, 1999 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tornado's dark funnel cloud stalked downtown and descended during the noontime rush Wednesday, killing one person and injuring hundreds as it zigzagged an unlikely path through the heart of the city. The twister came as a total surprise in this valley, which lies on the other side of the Rocky Mountains from so-called Tornado Alley.
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March 14, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Not only have the Clippers been rolling through the NBA, but they have also been rolling through the Utah Jazz in recent games. The Clippers have defeated the Jazz eight consecutive times and will be looking to extend that Friday night when the two teams play at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The Clippers have won nine consecutive games, the longest current streak in the league. If the Clippers win their next two games, they will match the longest winning streak in the NBA this season.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
Teenagers throughout the nation are having a tougher time finding work opportunities, but few are finding it more difficult than those living in the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Ana region. The details come from a gloomy report released Friday by the Brookings Institution titled "The Plummeting Labor Market Fortunes of Teens and Young Adults. " Among teens aged 16 to 19, Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Ana were dubbed the lowest with fewer than 2 out of every 10 teenagers able to land a job (a 16.9% employment rate)
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February 15, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
SALT LAKE CITY - The art of bartending, Matthew Pfohl says, is all about the performance, the subtle dance of bottle and glass. Over his career this virtuoso of the high-end pour has dazzled customers, effortlessly grabbing a top-shelf gin, say Bombay Sapphire, and making a delicate decant to create another liquid masterpiece. But in Utah, his act takes place backstage. He mixes drinks out of view in the kitchen, one result of strict regulations governing alcohol and backed by the politically powerful Mormon Church.
SPORTS
February 14, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA VS. UTAH When: 2 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks. Radio: 570. Records: Bruins 19-5, 8-3; Utes 17-7, 6-6. Record vs. Utes: 0-1. Update: This matinee features two of the best all-around players in the Pac-12, if not the nation. UCLA's Kyle Anderson, a 6-foot-9 guard, averages 15.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 6.8 assists. He is shooting 52% on three-pointers. Utah's Delon Wright, a 6-5 guard, is averaging 16.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists, and has 66 steals.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Amy Reiter
On its penultimate night of Season 13 auditions Wednesday, "American Idol" searched for stars in Salt Lake City, where it found nine locals who made the grade and supplemented with out-of-state talent from the "Idol" audition bus tour. Thirty singers made it through in all, over what we were told were two days of auditions, bringing the Hollywood-bound total to 193 ahead of the season's final audition stop in Omaha on Thursday. Yes, friends. We've almost made it to Hollywood -- and not a moment too soon.
SPORTS
January 19, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones began competing in bobsled to erase memories of her disappointments at the Beijing and London Games. Sprinter Lauryn Williams, a three-time Olympian who won gold in the women's 400-meter relay at London, turned to bobsled after nagging injuries cut short her track career. Both put an exclamation point on their transition to winter sports by being nominated to the U.S. Olympic team for the upcoming Sochi Winter Games. On the women's team, Jones, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Miami resident Williams were nominated as push athletes, whose job it is to launch the sled as quickly as possible.
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January 18, 2014 | By Chris Foster
SALT LAKE CITY - Steve Alford is unlikely to plan a Utah family vacation any time in the near future. The UCLA coach has not enjoyed his last two visits. His final game as New Mexico's coach was the third-seeded Lobos' loss to Harvard in Salt Lake City in the NCAA tournament last spring. His return as UCLA's coach was an oh-what-might-have-been moment: a 74-69 loss to Utah on Saturday. UCLA (14-4 overall, 3-2 in Pac-12 Conference play) was flat-footed at the start. By the time the No. 25 Bruins' effort arrived at the Huntsman Center, they were buried too deep.
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