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2008-08-23 15:00:22

Authorities say all eight persons aboard a twin-engine airplane were likely killed when it crashed near Utah's Canyonlands National Park. The Friday night crash came after a fire was reported to the Grand County Sheriff's Department about 6 p.m., Salt Lake City's KTVX-TV reported Saturday. A Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter in the area at the time found the plane wreckage at the fire site. The owner of the plane and the victims had not yet identified. But authorities say all...

2007-06-18 03:14:20

By JENNIFER DOBNER SALT LAKE CITY - For nine years, the question has echoed across the high desert of southeastern Utah, hard against the corner where four states meet. Where is Jason McVean? McVean, one of three fugitives who stole a truck and shot and killed a Colorado police officer, was never found despite a search in 1998 that lasted weeks on foot, horseback and from the air in hot, rocky, canyon country. The question finally was answered last week when the Utah medical...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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