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2011-07-08 15:27:00

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Post won two first-place awards, while The Seattle Times, The Salt Lake Tribune, McClatchey Newspapers and The Wall Street Journal won one apiece in the annual National Press Club journalism awards competition. PBS was among the broadcast winners. MSNBC.com and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting won for their online journalism and outstanding multimedia reporting. (Logo:...

2009-02-15 12:34:17

Teenagers taking part in an anti-Valentine's Day party in Salt Lake City, Utah, say they oppose the holiday more than the idea of love. Party attendee Fay Fay Ye, 16, said the young people who gathered Saturday at Salt Lake City's Whitmore Library were against celebrating a commercialized holiday that confines the expression of love to a single day, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. It's not that we're against the idea of showing love, said Ye, who helped organize the event, which included the...

2009-02-13 15:32:00

Authorities in Utah said a woman's fingernails, certified as the world's longest by Guinness World Records, were broken in a four-car pileup. Salt Lake County sheriff's spokesman Don Hutson said Lee Redmond, who has been growing her fingernails without trimming since 1979, was a passenger in one of the cars and one of three people treated at a hospital for minor injuries after the crash, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday. Hutson said Redmond's record-setting nails were broken during the...

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...

2008-08-13 18:00:23

Utah police say a blinding morning sun may have contributed to the deaths of two people killed when a truck crashed into a group of Mormon re-enactors. The driver of the pickup told police that the glare prevented him from seeing the group that was ahead of him on a narrow highway through Fairview Canyon, the Deseret News said Wednesday. The collision early Tuesday killed Hannah Wagstaff, 13, and Edwin Seely, 74, who had been taking part in such treks since he was 12 years old. "His...

2008-08-12 09:01:00

Although popular in many publications around the country, the Readers' Forum sections of both the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune are a public disgrace and give the city and region a gigantic black eye. They serve no purpose other than to give the disenchanted and angry a public forum for their specific "hatred" du jour. It is so sad to see almost any topic, no matter how inane or inoffensive, turn into a sounding board that almost invariably turns into an anti-LDS or anti-BYU...

2008-08-07 06:00:33

By Robert Gehrke and Donald M. Meyers, The Salt Lake Tribune Aug. 7--HUNTINGTON -- In a clearing amid rows of pine trees sit six granite markers bearing the names and faces of six men entombed inside the Crandall Canyon mine. Facing the markers are three polished stone benches, honoring the men who gave their lives trying to find them. On Wednesday, the families of the victims of Utah's worst mine disaster in more than two decades gathered in a private service to dedicate the memorial...

2008-08-07 06:00:00

By Paul Beebe, The Salt Lake Tribune Aug. 7--It was a trying second quarter for SkyWest Inc., the parent of SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines, and Chief Financial Officer Brad Rich didn't mince his words during a conference call with analysts Wednesday. "This has been a quarter that has been, I think, one of the most unusual I've seen . . . in my experience at SkyWest," Rich said. "It's been a challenging quarter. It's one in which our results . . . are not exactly what...


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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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