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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.

2008-09-29 03:00:20

By Olson, Debbi Standard Builders Supply. which has been a supplier of construction materials in the Salt Lake area for 60 years, has been acquired by Sunroc, a St. George-based building supplies company that opened a Salt lake operation in January. Sunroc, which is a subsidiary of the Orem-based Clyde Companies, a construction services provider, purchased the inventory of Standard Builders Supply as well as rights to the company's name and its customer base. Additionally, 100 employees...

2008-09-28 12:00:22

By James Thalman Deseret News SOUTH SALT LAKE -- It looks every bit like a brand-new kids playground, but it's the revived heart of the neighborhood to the children, their parents and the mayor who attended Saturday's ribbon- cutting ceremony at Fitts Park. If there is such a thing as a state-of-the-art playground, Fitts is it: Slides, swings, a rock-climbing wall, a partially submerged plastic dragon. And at the base of it all is a composite rubber floor, 6 inches thick, to ensure a soft...

2008-09-28 12:00:21

By Arthur Raymond Deseret News The Salt Lake County Council on Tuesday voted down an appeal by the Salt Lake Tribune after the paper was denied access to records from a June shooting investigation. The June 9 incident occurred outside Mama's Plantation restaurant in South Salt Lake. A security guard at the business shot and killed a man outside the restaurant after an altercation in which the victim threatened the guard and then lifted up his shirt and reached as if to grab a gun. The...

2008-09-26 09:00:21

By Brice Wallace Deseret News The Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau has set some lofty goals for 2009, and one involves impressing an influential crowd coming to town next summer. About 4,000 people will visit July 11-14 for the Meeting Professionals International 2009 World Education Congress, a gathering of people responsible for booking more than $14 billion in annual meetings. "The way we're describing this is that what the MPI World Education Congress is going to do to the...

2008-09-25 09:00:30

This financial situation needs to be dealt with in a nonreactionary way. We need real answers and solutions. What we do now sends a message to the rest of the world. Stephen Wesson Salt Lake City (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-25 09:00:30

By Lois M. Collins Deseret News Salt Lake County's top health official is asking for a temporary suspension of a ban on skateboard ramps in backyards until the issue can be studied further. The Salt Lake Valley Board of Health enacted the ban on building or using the ramps in early August because of noise concerns and resident complaints, according to Gary Edwards, executive director of the Salt Lake Valley Health Department. But based on feedback it has received -- both positive and...

2008-09-24 09:00:26

By Jared Page Deseret News School hadn't quite ended when Lane Rolling pulled up to Hawthorne Elementary to pick up his son. Most days, Rolling would leave his car running -- and air conditioning blowing -- while he waited. That changed Tuesday afternoon when he arrived to find the mayors of Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County waiting for him. The mayors surprised parents, grandparents and others picking up children from Hawthorne, 1675 S. 600 East, by greeting them outside the school...

2008-09-23 09:00:36

By Joseph M. Dougherty Deseret News BOUNTIFUL -- As the Utah Transit Authority continues to prepare its Environmental Study Report for a South Davis light-rail line, it invites the public to comment on proposals that include the alignment of the line, station stops, park-and-ride lots and various other aspects of the project. A recently completed analysis identified either a TRAX line or streetcar could function well in southern Davis County from Centerville to Salt Lake City. Monday,...

2008-09-22 09:00:30

Salt Lake County voters who have an urge to be a bigger part of the election process -- and an interest in a little extra cash -- can satisfy both needs as a volunteer for the County Clerk's Office. County Clerk Sherrie Swenson released a call for poll workers Thursday for the Nov. 4 election. Compensation ranges from $120 to $220, depending on the position. Workers must be registered voters residing in Salt Lake County and a mandatory training session prior to election night is required....


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