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September 18, 2002 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games generated a $100.1-million surplus, organizers will announce today, nearly doubling a prior profit projection in what is sure to serve as a boost for any future bid from a U.S. city to stage the Games. In April, the Salt Lake Organizing Committee said the Games had yielded a $56-million surplus. Now, in preparing the books for today's final meeting of SLOC's board of directors and the organizing committee's Oct.
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April 16, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A Salt Lake City Boy Scout official has warned a troop that its participation in last week's immigration demonstrations violated the organization's policy against involvement in political events. Members of Troop 987 -- made up of 15 Latino boys ages 12 to 15 -- were attempting to earn merit badges for "Citizenship in the Community," said Scoutmaster Michael Clara, a Republican in the state Assembly. "It's disappointing that the [Scouting] council would second-guess our judgment," he said.
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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.
NATIONAL
September 2, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A grand jury indictment against Elizabeth Smart kidnapping suspect Brian David Mitchell was unsealed in Salt Lake City, a day after the self-proclaimed prophet was ruled competent to stand trial. Unsealing the indictment against Mitchell moves the case toward a trial without a preliminary hearing, which could have included sensitive testimony from the girl. Mitchell was expected to be arraigned today. Mitchell, 50, and his wife, Wanda Barzee, 58, are both charged with kidnapping Smart in 2002.
SPORTS
January 13, 2001 | From Associated Press
Olympic fans have requested 769,701 of the 793,000 tickets set aside for Americans at Salt Lake's 2002 Winter Games. Officials say ticket sales have been brisk since the Salt Lake Organizing Committee began taking orders Oct. 10, and that figure skating and speedskating competitions are nearly sold out. The organizing committee will add 6,000 seats at a 46,000-seat stadium to meet demand for the opening ceremony.
SPORTS
December 19, 1998 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Olympic bribery investigation, barreling ahead in a wind-aided rush to judgment, took a deep breath Friday to sit back and observe: One small step forward for Salt Lake City, one giant leap backward for Marc Hodler.
SPORTS
April 23, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated the criminal case against the two leaders of Salt Lake City's scandal-tainted bid for the 2002 Winter Games, proclaiming that "denouncing corruption" in the bid process for the Olympic Games is manifestly a matter of keen interest to the United States government. The U.S.
SPORTS
August 8, 2001 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Proclaiming repeatedly that the worst corruption scandal in Olympic history is over, Jacques Rogge, the recently elected president of the International Olympic Committee, said Tuesday that he has every confidence the Salt Lake Winter Olympics will be "excellent Games." Today marks the six-month countdown to the Games, which begin Feb. 8.
SPORTS
October 4, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Salt Lake Organizing Committee President Mitt Romney said Wednesday he is optimistic the federal government will provide the necessary funds to reinforce security measures at the Winter Olympics in February, characterizing his meetings with high-level government officials in Washington as "better than I could ever have dreamed." The government had budgeted about $270 million for Olympic security. However, in the wake of the Sept.
SPORTS
September 19, 2001 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The International Olympic Committee declared Tuesday that the Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games will take place as scheduled in February, and a top IOC official disclosed that a plane crash during the opening ceremony has for years been part of the Olympic security worst-case planning process.
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August 3, 2004 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
Mark Hacking, who two weeks ago reported that his pregnant wife had disappeared after going for a morning jog in a Salt Lake City park, was arrested Monday in connection with her death. Police said that Hacking, 28, probably killed his 27-year-old wife, Lori, inside their apartment. He has not been formally charged. "We guessed early on," Salt Lake City Police Chief Rick Dinse said at a news conference after Hacking's arrest. "I'm confident we have a good case."
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August 2, 2004 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
The husband of a missing Utah woman has given "substantive new information" on her whereabouts to investigators, a police spokesman said Sunday, as the pregnant woman's parents abruptly ended a search effort involving more than 4,000 volunteers. The husband, through a relative, has directed investigators to a landfill, Salt Lake City Police Det. Dwayne Baird said.
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July 27, 2004 | From Associated Press
Three days before her husband reported her missing, Lori Hacking took a phone call at work that left her sobbing, her colleagues at a brokerage house told Associated Press. Several colleagues said Hacking had been arranging for on-campus housing at the University of North Carolina medical school and that they think the school called to say her husband, Mark Hacking, was not enrolled there, as he had told her. The university is trying to determine if one of its employees called.
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July 26, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Relatives of a missing Salt Lake City woman said they were clinging to diminishing hopes of finding her alive, and appointed a spokesman, Scott Dunaway, after a week of nearly constant media coverage. "We are all exhausted and we feel we need to concentrate our efforts and our energies on finding Lori," said Thelma Soares, the mother of Lori Hacking, 27.
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July 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Salt Lake City officials and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints completed a land swap that gives the church the right to regulate behavior on the downtown block of Main Street it purchased from the city. In return for giving up an easement that allowed unfettered access on the Main Street block, the city received two acres of land to build a community center on the city's west side.
NATIONAL
July 25, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Salt Lake City broke its record for most consecutive days at or above 100 degrees as the mercury hit the century mark for the 10th time in a row on Pioneer Day, a state holiday that brought thousands out into the searing sun to watch an annual parade. Thursday's high temperature broke the previous record for most consecutive 100-degree days set in July 1960.
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September 2, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A grand jury indictment against Elizabeth Smart kidnapping suspect Brian David Mitchell was unsealed in Salt Lake City, a day after the self-proclaimed prophet was ruled competent to stand trial. Unsealing the indictment against Mitchell moves the case toward a trial without a preliminary hearing, which could have included sensitive testimony from the girl. Mitchell was expected to be arraigned today. Mitchell, 50, and his wife, Wanda Barzee, 58, are both charged with kidnapping Smart in 2002.
NATIONAL
July 26, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Relatives of a missing Salt Lake City woman said they were clinging to diminishing hopes of finding her alive, and appointed a spokesman, Scott Dunaway, after a week of nearly constant media coverage. "We are all exhausted and we feel we need to concentrate our efforts and our energies on finding Lori," said Thelma Soares, the mother of Lori Hacking, 27.
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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
April 28, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Among the nation's major metropolitan areas, residents of Salt Lake City-Ogden are the nation's most generous, and people in Hartford, Conn., are the least, according to a study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Salt Lake City-Ogden residents gave nearly 15% of their discretionary income to charity, according to the study being published today. The study found that Hartford donated about 4.7% of its discretionary income.
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