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October 22, 1997 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was bad enough when high school psychology and physical education teacher Wendy Weaver lost her job as a volleyball coach in July after school district officials learned she is a lesbian. The next day, the district issued a vaguely worded memorandum warning Weaver, 40, that she also could lose her 17-year tenured teaching position at Spanish Fork High School if she spoke about her sexual orientation to anyone--on or off campus. Weaver was shocked.
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August 31, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
A Utah teenager arrested in a plot to detonate a bomb during a high school assembly pleaded no contest Thursday to a reduced charge after prosecutors decided he had a minimal role in the plan. Dallin Morgan had originally been charged with felony possession of a weapon of mass destruction, but prosecutors concluded that the plan was actually dreamed up by a 16-year-old accomplice; Morgan's plea Thursday was to criminal mischief. In addition to 105 days in jail, he was ordered to serve 18 months' probation.
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April 19, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The state Legislature voted to ban gay student clubs in high schools to prevent homosexuals from "recruiting" others into "a lifestyle that can kill them." The bill cleared the Senate, 21 to 7, and the House, 47 to 21. It is the only one of its kind in the nation to pass, said Jensie Anderson of the Utah chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Republican Gov. Mike Leavitt is expected to sign it.
NATIONAL
June 4, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
A picture book aimed at pre-reading children has raised the ire of two dozen parents of students at a Utah elementary school who say that its subject matter is decidely adult: the story of a lesbian couple raising children. The book, “In Our Mother's House” by Patricia Polacco, was removed from the library shelves at Windridge Elementary School near Salt Lake City after parents raised objections about the suitability of the book's social message. The book is now kept behind the librarian's counter and can only be checked out once a student presents a permission slip from a parent, said district spokesman Chris Williams.
NEWS
September 25, 1989
Parents in at least 90% of Utah's school districts were urged to keep their children home today in the face of a statewide strike by teachers angered because the Legislature voted a tax cut last week instead of diverting money from a $94-million state surplus to education. Jim Campbell, president of the Utah Education Assn., said the strategy for a boycott appeared "as far as possible, under control. It's going to be a one-day protest against the Legislature . . .
NEWS
October 10, 2000 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This remote territory straddling the line between Utah and Arizona has long been an outlaw community where residents practice polygamy with impunity. Now parents here have removed their children from school en masse at the behest of a 92-year-old religious "prophet" and may cause the public school system to crumble.
NEWS
July 31, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A lawsuit filed in federal court in Salt Lake City challenged official praying at public schools. Prayers at graduation ceremonies and other school-sponsored activities violate freedom of religion and the guaranteed separation of church and state, according to the suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of four students, a teacher and a counselor. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1962 banned daily prayer rituals at public schools.
SPORTS
February 4, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER
Jim Brandenburg, San Diego State's basketball coach, emerged from the Aztec locker room, cracked open his customary post-game soft drink and turned the tables on reporters. "Can you have a negative shooting percentage?" he asked them. Good question. The Aztecs shot blanks again Saturday afternoon during the second half in the University of Utah's Huntsman Center and lost their second consecutive Western Athletic Conference game, 61-49, before a crowd of 9,793.
NATIONAL
August 31, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
A Utah teenager arrested in a plot to detonate a bomb during a high school assembly pleaded no contest Thursday to a reduced charge after prosecutors decided he had a minimal role in the plan. Dallin Morgan had originally been charged with felony possession of a weapon of mass destruction, but prosecutors concluded that the plan was actually dreamed up by a 16-year-old accomplice; Morgan's plea Thursday was to criminal mischief. In addition to 105 days in jail, he was ordered to serve 18 months' probation.
NATIONAL
June 4, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
A picture book aimed at pre-reading children has raised the ire of two dozen parents of students at a Utah elementary school who say that its subject matter is decidely adult: the story of a lesbian couple raising children. The book, “In Our Mother's House” by Patricia Polacco, was removed from the library shelves at Windridge Elementary School near Salt Lake City after parents raised objections about the suitability of the book's social message. The book is now kept behind the librarian's counter and can only be checked out once a student presents a permission slip from a parent, said district spokesman Chris Williams.
NEWS
October 10, 2000 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This remote territory straddling the line between Utah and Arizona has long been an outlaw community where residents practice polygamy with impunity. Now parents here have removed their children from school en masse at the behest of a 92-year-old religious "prophet" and may cause the public school system to crumble.
NEWS
October 22, 1997 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was bad enough when high school psychology and physical education teacher Wendy Weaver lost her job as a volleyball coach in July after school district officials learned she is a lesbian. The next day, the district issued a vaguely worded memorandum warning Weaver, 40, that she also could lose her 17-year tenured teaching position at Spanish Fork High School if she spoke about her sexual orientation to anyone--on or off campus. Weaver was shocked.
NEWS
April 19, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The state Legislature voted to ban gay student clubs in high schools to prevent homosexuals from "recruiting" others into "a lifestyle that can kill them." The bill cleared the Senate, 21 to 7, and the House, 47 to 21. It is the only one of its kind in the nation to pass, said Jensie Anderson of the Utah chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Republican Gov. Mike Leavitt is expected to sign it.
NEWS
July 31, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A lawsuit filed in federal court in Salt Lake City challenged official praying at public schools. Prayers at graduation ceremonies and other school-sponsored activities violate freedom of religion and the guaranteed separation of church and state, according to the suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of four students, a teacher and a counselor. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1962 banned daily prayer rituals at public schools.
SPORTS
February 4, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER
Jim Brandenburg, San Diego State's basketball coach, emerged from the Aztec locker room, cracked open his customary post-game soft drink and turned the tables on reporters. "Can you have a negative shooting percentage?" he asked them. Good question. The Aztecs shot blanks again Saturday afternoon during the second half in the University of Utah's Huntsman Center and lost their second consecutive Western Athletic Conference game, 61-49, before a crowd of 9,793.
NEWS
September 25, 1989
Parents in at least 90% of Utah's school districts were urged to keep their children home today in the face of a statewide strike by teachers angered because the Legislature voted a tax cut last week instead of diverting money from a $94-million state surplus to education. Jim Campbell, president of the Utah Education Assn., said the strategy for a boycott appeared "as far as possible, under control. It's going to be a one-day protest against the Legislature . . .
NEWS
January 19, 1988
A storm dumped up to 2 feet of snow in the mountains of the West, with drifts up to 4 feet reported in southern Utah. Duck Creek, Utah, reported 26 inches of snow, and Monticello, Utah, got 24 inches. Durango, Colo, got 18.8 and Flagstaff, Ariz., got 17. Snow kept students from reaching class in some rural areas outside Flagstaff and in parts of southwestern Colorado and central Utah. Schools closed at Durango for the first time in 20 years because of snow.
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