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2008-10-06 09:00:24

By Associated Press OGDEN -- Residents of Eden who feel they're being forced into the new Powder Mountain town have filed a lawsuit in asking a judge to allow an election for the town's council. The lawsuit says town residents will be denied their right to have a council elected by the people if the county commission appoints the town council. The plaintiffs want the judge to order commissioners not to appoint a six-member town council and instead to schedule an election for a...

2008-10-05 12:00:13

There are many opportunities to share your time and talents with others. Listed here are opportunities provided by the 2-1-1 Information and Referral at 1025 S. 700 West, Salt Lake City. For more information, go to www.211ut.org Jewish Family Services -- Volunteers needed to run a monthly book group for seniors in the Sugarhouse area. Art teachers also needed to help seniors learn to draw and use watercolors or acrylics. Primary Children's Medical Center -- Volunteers needed in many areas...

2008-10-05 12:00:13

The gala for the Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake this year is titled The 2008 Celebration of Justice Over Domestic Violence and will be held Friday, Oct. 10, at Little America, 505 S. Main. The event starts at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, dinner, a live auction and then music from the Radio Rhythm Makers. The cost is $100 per person; $950 per table. To RSVP, call Kristen Sorensen at 801-924-3177. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

2008-10-05 12:00:13

By Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News The steady drizzle Saturday that drenched LDS conference-goers and soaked sports fans is just a hint of what's to come. "This is typically a transition time of the year," said Linda Cheng, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. "We'll start seeing storms like this from now on, through the winter and into spring." The storm band hit Utah early Saturday and continued throughout the day, dropping close to an inch of a rain...

2008-10-04 12:00:12

John Scieszka, nationally acclaimed author of "The Stinky Cheese Man" and other popular children's books, will be speaking to Salt Lake elementary students on Monday, Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 1975 S. 2300 East. The King's English bookstore and J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School have teamed up to bring students this event. More than 600 students from public and private schools from around the Salt Lake Valley have been invited to hear Scieska speak. (c) 2008 Deseret News...

2008-10-04 12:00:12

By Associated Press One Idaho and two Wyoming counties have been added to the National Children's Study as part of the Salt Lake County Vanguard Center. The study is the largest investigation ever undertaken to assess environmental and genetic factors and how they impact health in the United States. National Institutes of Health officials named Uinta and Lincoln counties in Wyoming and Idaho's Bear Lake County among 39 new study locations, bring the national total to 72. The additions...

2008-10-01 09:00:22

The University of Utah's Universe Project received high marks from the Salt Lake City Council, as did university officials for their willingness to involve the city and the public in the planning process. During a work session Tuesday, the City Council got its first official chance to weigh in on the university's plans to replace nearly 8 acres of surface parking on the corner of 500 South and University Street with a residential and retail development. "I see an amazing effort to reach...

2008-09-30 09:00:33

Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies reported 247,801 children in Utah age 4 and under in 2008. Plus Utah women have the highest fertility rate in the nation, according to census reports. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-30 09:00:33

A man who had a federal warrant out for his arrest was picked up by Salt Lake police Sunday afternoon. Investigators received information on the whereabouts of Steven Holloway, 36, who in addition to the warrant, was also wanted by Salt Lake police for aggravated assault. Officers stopped Holloway in his truck near 700 South and 200 West. Inside his vehicle, officers also found 46 small packages of marijuana, 37 hits of heroin, 16 vials of steroids and 26 Lortab pills, according to Salt...

2008-09-29 09:00:28

The Salt Lake City Library, 210 E. 400 South, will offer another "Science Movie Night" on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., with "Winged Migration" (2001). Attend the free screenings, followed by lively discussion with an expert in the field, co-sponsored by the Utah Museum of Natural History in the Main Library auditorium. Visit www.umnh.utah.edu for more information. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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