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2008-09-16 09:00:28

Salt Lake police were looking Monday for two men in connection with a violent weekend convenience store robbery. About 1:15 a.m. Saturday, two men walked into 7-Eleven, 1353 W. Indiana Ave. One went to the counter, pulled out a 9 mm handgun and demanded money, according to Salt Lake police. The robbers received an undisclosed amount of money and walked out. Once outside, one of the men pointed a gun at the clerk and fired, shattering the window that was between them, according to police....

2008-09-16 09:00:28

I would like to nominate LaVarr Webb for governor for the state of Utah and Frank Pignanelli for lieutenant governor -- or Frank as governor and LaVarr as lieutenant governor. They have a sense of humor, know politics inside and out, are forthright in what they say (although I don't always agree), are honest in their dealings and each would be a different kind of politician. I laughed at every one of their comments about "What politicos say -- and what they mean." Stanley A. Fishler Salt...

2008-09-16 09:00:28

By Associated Press A Salt Lake man was one of those killed Friday when a passenger train hit a freight train in Southern California. Charles E. Peck worked in customer service for Delta Air Lines at Salt Lake City International Airport. Friends say he went to California for a job interview. He had hoped to move to Los Angeles where his fiancee lived. A friend and co-worker says that on Friday, Peck found all flights to Los Angeles were booked. He decided instead to fly into Burbank,...

2008-09-15 03:00:16

By Rattle, Barbara Car Concepts, a local automobile electronics company, is moving from South Salt Lake to expanded quarters at 1140 S. State, Salt Lake City. Out of room in approximately 9,000 square feet at 3404 S. State, the company has leased roughly 23,000 square feet on State Street and should be operational there within two months, said Rick Goeller, who founded Car Concepts 24 years ago in partnership with his wife, Robyn. "I thought it would be easy to replace this [South Salt...

2008-09-15 03:00:15

By Olson, Debbi Utah Paper Box (UPB) is planning to celebrate is 95th year in business in February with the relocation of its rigid box facility adjacent to its current finishing facility in Salt Lake City. Currently, the firm houses its rigid box operations and its roll storage building in two 36,000 square foot buildings in North Salt Lake. Those two operations will be relocated to 959 S. 800 W. in the Glendale area of Salt Lake City, where UPB is currently building a 70,000 square foot...

2008-09-15 03:00:14

By Rattle, Barbara Executive Recycling, an Englewood, Colo.-based EPA-certified large universal waste handler specializing in the recycling of computers and electronics, has opened an approximately 10,800 square foot processing facility at 1499 S. 700 W., Salt Lake City. Tor Olson, vice president of operations, said the firm entered the Utah market in hopes of landing the computer and electronics recycling contract for the state of Utah, but did not get its facility up and running before...

2008-09-14 12:00:15

By Joseph M. Dougherty Deseret News WOODS CROSS -- You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief as the Legacy Parkway officially opened Saturday. That sigh came from state and local leaders and from construction officials but will likely be echoed Monday, when the first commuters get their crack at Utah's first parkway. Saturday spelled relief for Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., who began trying, nearly as soon as he took office, to broker a compromise out of the sticky litigation that held...

2008-09-14 12:00:14

By Lynn Arave Deseret News Utah's speedy Bonneville Salt Flats are the location of many an automobile commercial. This weekend and through Monday, though, other portions of the state are serving as outdoor stages for car advertising. For example, General Motors-commissioned film crews were out in force Friday at Library Square in Salt Lake City getting footage of Chevrolet's Impala and Traverse, with the library's shiny south side as a backdrop. "They decided on Salt Lake," said Andrew...

2008-09-13 12:00:14

WEST JORDAN -- The 22nd Annual West Jordan Safety and Health Fair will be today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 8000 S. 1825 West. Sponsored by Dannon, the yogurt company will be showcasing local organizations that offer outstanding childhood nutrition education programs to children and families in Salt Lake County. Primary Children's Medical Center and the Utah State University 4- H Extension Program will have displays with interactive games and other activities in the...

2008-09-13 12:00:14

By Wendy Leonard Deseret News A bill that would put the fate of career and technical education in Salt Lake County in the hands of Salt Lake Community College was adopted in draft form by lawmakers Tuesday. The Higher Education and Applied Technology Governance Committee adopted the bill in concept, after several months of discussion regarding the governance and delivery of trade and apprenticeship skills training and after "forming strategic alliances," said Rep. Ron Bigelow, R-West...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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