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2008-10-13 09:00:25

Top, South Kearns Elementary students Lewis Lemus, left, Malakai Vaenuku, Francisco Gomez and Shawn Carlson plant a tree as part of the "One Million Trees for One Million People" program. The program was started by Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon to plant one million trees in the county by 2017. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-12 12:00:11

A Millcreek man was stabbed in the forearm Saturday morning during a domestic dispute with the woman he lives with, according to the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were called to an apartment at 3349 S. 1300 East and found that the couple had been arguing about "relationship issues," said deputy Barry Mortensen. Details were sketchy, but the couple appeared to be about 45-50 years old, and "there is some discrepancy as to how the knife came into play," Mortensen said....

2008-10-11 12:00:14

Hogle Zoo will not be playing host to voters on Election Day after all. The polling location raised eyebrows on the Salt Lake County Council, whose members voiced concerns last week about the choice in light of the $33 million bond the zoo is hoping voters will approve Nov. 4. Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen said Thursday that a prolonged search for an alternate venue on Salt Lake City's east side ended when the Second Church of Christ agreed to host voters next month. Swensen said...

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By Lee Davidson Deseret News Utah's expected booming population growth over the next half- century will create challenges with traffic congestion, crowded schools and stretched water supply, according to a report released Thursday by the Utah Foundation. The report -- which looked at a variety of federal and state projections about Utah's future -- is part of the foundation's ongoing Utah Priorities Project, which began with a survey asking voters to rate the most important issues facing...

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By Deseret News editorial With the nation's economy contracting daily, you may think this isn't the time to talk about growth. Actually, it is a great time. Economies go in cycles, but many indicators point toward continued growth in Utah during the decades to come, and Utah's leaders need to be prepared now to handle the impacts of that growth. That means making smart decisions today about transportation, water, education and prisons, among other things. As part of an ongoing series of...

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By Brice Wallace Deseret News It worked with Paris. Maybe it will work with Tokyo. That was the thinking of a state board that committed money Thursday to help get Delta Air Lines to start direct flights between Salt Lake City International Airport and Tokyo in mid-2009. The Governor's Office of Economic Development committed $250,000 in Industrial Assistance Fund money, which will be part of a pool of $2 million in cash and marketing help from GOED, the Salt Lake City Department of...

2008-10-10 09:00:30

The Hogle Zoo will not be playing host to voters on Election Day after all. The polling location raised eyebrows on the Salt Lake County Council, whose members voiced concerns last week about the choice in light of the $33 million bond the zoo is hoping voters will approve Nov. 4. Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen said Thursday that a prolonged search for an alternate venue on Salt Lake City's east side ended when the Second Church of Christ agreed to host voters next month. Swensen...

2008-10-08 09:00:24

I strongly support all the thousands of people out there who are looking to create "green" jobs. A clean-energy economy will create millions of jobs that we could use right now. Kaz Speirs Salt Lake City (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-07 09:00:27

A man mistakenly released from jail because of a paperwork error by the Salt Lake District Attorney's Office will spend the next 18 years in federal prison. Robert Douglas Preece, 44, was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to three violations of the federal Hobbs Act, which deals with business robberies, a pair of bank robberies, a carjacking and two firearms charges. Preece also will serve 60 months of supervised release and pay more than $12,000 restitution, the U.S. Attorney's...

2008-10-06 12:00:22

Marketing communications agency Axis41 (www.axis41.com) today announced its move to the newly renovated New Yorker Building in the heart of downtown Salt Lake to match its revenue growth and expanding workforce. Having outgrown its old space in the Salt Lake Hardware Building, the top-ranking Salt Lake agency with a client base from San Francisco to New York to Dubai, has moved to 8,900 square feet of space at 48 West Market Street, Suite 300. The new office space houses approximately 50...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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