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Rewind: Utah news you may have missed over the weekend

Published July 22, 2013 12:11 pm
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Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Salt Lake Tribune's top news stories, photos and opinions you may have missed over the weekend.

Top stories this past weekend

"The Sandlot" runs the bases again • It's the 20th anniversary of the baseball classic filmed in Salt Lake City. The cast got to throw out the first pitches at the Bees game Friday. If that weren't enough, the film's director proposed to his girlfriend Saturday.

There are questions about an autism program • A group of families were chosen for a pilot program treating children with autism, but some families say the quality of care was not good.

Utah Supreme Court rules for family of boy killed by bear • The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in 2007 should have done more to warn the family of Sam Ives, 11, that a bear had been in the area of their campsite up American Fork Canyon earlier that day, the Utah Supreme Court ruled Friday. The bear drug Sam from his tent and killed him.

UTA officials asked for money, caught a plane to Europe • The day after the Utah Transit Authority began seeking a 66 percent increase in its share of sales taxes, four top UTA officials — including the same person who asked legislators for that increase — jetted off to Switzerland to look at mountain transportation systems.

Neighborhood watch is growing in Utah • The shooting of Trayvon Martin has raised questions about a program meant to protect, but Salt Lake City is increasingly utilizing neighborhood watches.

Another thing you must do in Utah • The latest edition of the Utah Bucket List discusses hunting for wildflowers in the Beehive State. Some hikers found those wildflowers this weekend.

Other news of interest

• Journalism legend Helen Thomas died on Saturday...

• ...and a Tribune correspondent in Washington, D.C., has a regretful memory of her

• Four died in a deadly weekend on Utah's roads

• Cedar City recalled one of the 19 firefighters who died in an Arizona blaze

• Meanwhile, wildfires are burning in Utah

• A West Valley City police officer is charged with stealing drugs

• More Utah women are staying in prison

• Country Explosion sizzled with music and sun in Tooele

Opinion & commentary

• The Tribune editorial board says education should remain compulsory

• Paul Rolly gives an example of citizens suffering from state and federal penny pinching

• George Pyle contrasts Salt Lake City style versus National Security Agency style

• Charles Krauthammer found some sanity in the George Zimmerman verdict

• The Denver Post is not pleased with Liz Cheney's Senate candidacy in Wyoming

• Cartoonist Pat Bagley draws his version of Utah political twister






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