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May 2, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The editor of the Salt Lake Tribune has resigned, two days after two of the paper's reporters were dismissed for lying about selling information to a supermarket tabloid in the Elizabeth Smart case. Tribune Publisher Dean Singleton, also head of the newspaper's owner, MediaNews Group, announced the resignation after meeting with the newspaper's staff. James E. Shelledy will remain with MediaNews, but it wasn't immediately clear in what capacity.
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October 18, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Three Utah men took video of themselves toppling over an ancient rock formation in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park are under criminal investigation for their actions, officials said Friday. After viewing the video -- which shows one man pushing at the top of a mushroom-like rock formation until the boulder breaks off its rock stem and falls over -- parks officials immediately launched an investigation, Fred Hayes, director of the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, told the Los Angeles Times.
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May 3, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
Amy Meyer was standing outside a slaughterhouse in Draper City, Utah, in February and said she saw what she had suspected: wounded animals being dragged to their deaths. Then she did what she had come for in this YouTube age and took out her cellphone to record it. Meyer was charged with a misdemeanor in connection with the incident, accused of violating a controversial new law in the Beehive State that forbids the recording of unauthorized photos or videos of agricultural operations.
NEWS
December 16, 2000
A federal judge refused to stop the sale of Utah's largest newspaper to W. Dean Singleton, rejecting arguments that the newspaper magnate would work with the Mormon Church to stifle the Salt Lake City paper's independent voice. Managers at the Salt Lake Tribune argued that they had a deal to buy the paper and its holding company from owner AT&T Corp. and that the sale to Denver-based Media-News Group would violate an option agreement it had with the previous owner to buy the paper in 2002.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 1987
WAIT! There's been a terrible mistake made! In the Feb. 22 Calendar, someone slipped in the "tasteful" copy apparently intended for the conservative Boston Globe or Salt Lake Tribune. How else could one explain an article on "Shock Radio" that was virtually devoid of any graphic examples of such? The ersatz Calendar that was bogusly planted in my Times defended its Puritanical publishing peccadilloes by stating it "couldn't find any safe, PG-rated examples to publish for this survey.
SPORTS
June 3, 2003 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Center fielder Darin Erstad has one hit, a single, in the first six at-bats of his rehabilitation assignment with triple-A Salt Lake. Erstad, a punter at Nebraska, is expected to play three games in Salt Lake City when the Stingers return home later this week. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, a Nevada sports book is taking bets for which will be greater: the number of hits Erstad gets in Salt Lake City, or the number of punts Nebraska makes in its game against Utah State on Sept. 6.
NATIONAL
October 18, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Three Utah men took video of themselves toppling over an ancient rock formation in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park are under criminal investigation for their actions, officials said Friday. After viewing the video -- which shows one man pushing at the top of a mushroom-like rock formation until the boulder breaks off its rock stem and falls over -- parks officials immediately launched an investigation, Fred Hayes, director of the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, told the Los Angeles Times.
NEWS
February 22, 2002 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The editor of the Deseret News, in a commentary on the eve of the Winter Olympics, explained what he believes sets Mormons apart: "What the visitors are finding among the Mormons are kind and helpful people, devoutly religious, whose moral principles make them an anachronism in today's hedonistic society." If Mormons are an anachronism, then so too is the Deseret News itself, singular in today's newspaper society for unabashedly embracing Mormon values.
SPORTS
June 10, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The proposal is a long way from happening, but a group studying NCAA basketball is considering a drastic step: making male freshmen players ineligible. The study is prompted by concerns over poor graduation rates, a freshman's ability to adapt to college and the greater willingness of underclassmen to jump to the NBA. A 27-member committee is expected to make its recommendations in late July. The NCAA board of directors might not rule until October 2001.
OPINION
March 8, 2009 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Pat Bagley of the Salt Lake Tribune bagged the 2009 Herblock Prize for editorial cartoons. Among the very few awards judged by fellow cartoonists (this year, Jules Feiffer, Garry Trudeau and the 2008 winner, John Sherffius), the prize is named for three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post legend Herbert Block and funded from his foundation.
SPORTS
June 3, 2003 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Center fielder Darin Erstad has one hit, a single, in the first six at-bats of his rehabilitation assignment with triple-A Salt Lake. Erstad, a punter at Nebraska, is expected to play three games in Salt Lake City when the Stingers return home later this week. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, a Nevada sports book is taking bets for which will be greater: the number of hits Erstad gets in Salt Lake City, or the number of punts Nebraska makes in its game against Utah State on Sept. 6.
NATIONAL
May 12, 2003 | Tom Gorman, Times Staff Writer
After Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her bedroom here last June, hordes of media -- as has become common in such incidents -- descended to pick over every detail of the Smarts' existence. Her family was distressed by some of the coverage, especially a July 2 article in a supermarket tabloid, the National Enquirer, with the headline: "Utah Cops: Secret Diary Exposes Family Sex Ring."
NATIONAL
May 2, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The editor of the Salt Lake Tribune has resigned, two days after two of the paper's reporters were dismissed for lying about selling information to a supermarket tabloid in the Elizabeth Smart case. Tribune Publisher Dean Singleton, also head of the newspaper's owner, MediaNews Group, announced the resignation after meeting with the newspaper's staff. James E. Shelledy will remain with MediaNews, but it wasn't immediately clear in what capacity.
NEWS
February 22, 2002 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The editor of the Deseret News, in a commentary on the eve of the Winter Olympics, explained what he believes sets Mormons apart: "What the visitors are finding among the Mormons are kind and helpful people, devoutly religious, whose moral principles make them an anachronism in today's hedonistic society." If Mormons are an anachronism, then so too is the Deseret News itself, singular in today's newspaper society for unabashedly embracing Mormon values.
NEWS
December 16, 2000
A federal judge refused to stop the sale of Utah's largest newspaper to W. Dean Singleton, rejecting arguments that the newspaper magnate would work with the Mormon Church to stifle the Salt Lake City paper's independent voice. Managers at the Salt Lake Tribune argued that they had a deal to buy the paper and its holding company from owner AT&T Corp. and that the sale to Denver-based Media-News Group would violate an option agreement it had with the previous owner to buy the paper in 2002.
NATIONAL
May 3, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
Amy Meyer was standing outside a slaughterhouse in Draper City, Utah, in February and said she saw what she had suspected: wounded animals being dragged to their deaths. Then she did what she had come for in this YouTube age and took out her cellphone to record it. Meyer was charged with a misdemeanor in connection with the incident, accused of violating a controversial new law in the Beehive State that forbids the recording of unauthorized photos or videos of agricultural operations.
NEWS
February 3, 1988 | DAVID LAMB, Times Staff Writer
Walking the streets of Salt Lake, it's difficult not to feel wholesome, maybe even a little bit holy. Tidy, neighborly and as innocent as Mormon values are conservative, Salt Lake is a Perry Como kind of place, an America of the '50s holding out against the beat of heavy metal. This is the city that leads the nation in the per capita consumption of bubble gum and Cracker Jack.
SPORTS
June 10, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The proposal is a long way from happening, but a group studying NCAA basketball is considering a drastic step: making male freshmen players ineligible. The study is prompted by concerns over poor graduation rates, a freshman's ability to adapt to college and the greater willingness of underclassmen to jump to the NBA. A 27-member committee is expected to make its recommendations in late July. The NCAA board of directors might not rule until October 2001.
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