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  • International refugees, Latino immigrants compete for service jobs

    07/09/2011 5:22:22 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    KSL-TV - ^ | July 9th, 2011 | Steve Fidel
    SALT LAKE CITY — A culture clash reminiscent of many in American history is surfacing here as Latino immigrants find they have new competition for service-sector jobs. The clash occurs after an immigrant population gets a firm hold on the lower rungs of the economic ladder and then sees competition from a newer immigrant population. Today's competition affecting the Latino community comes from refugees, about 1,100 of whom will arrive in Utah during the year, mostly from southeast Asia and Africa. The new arrivals join a population of about 25,000 in Salt Lake County whose journey here began with refugee...
  • Why John Huntsman Is Running For The White House

    06/22/2011 7:50:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies ^ | June 22, 2011 | annem040359
    Former Utah Governor John Huntsman, (R/UT), has made it official: Governor Huntsman is entering into the GOP running field for the White House. “Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is promising policies to create jobs, achieve energy independence and overhaul the tax code.” But I do have ONE QUESTION TO ASK: But will going civil help or hurt Governor Huntsman? Conservatives may see it that it is just being way too soft with President Barak Obama. Plus now, with the surge of the TEA PARTY MOVEMENT, it will be much more harder in 2012 to be even a "moderate Republican" to...
  • University of Texas Takes Delivery Of $1 Billion In Physical Gold

    04/16/2011 5:15:45 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 75 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/16/2011 | Tyler Durden
    Tipping points are funny: for years, decades, even centuries, the conditions for an event to occur may be ripe yet nothing happens. Then, in an instant, a shift occurs, whether its is due a change in conventional wisdom, due to an exogenous event or due to something completely inexplicable. That event, colloquially called a black swan in recent years, changes the prevalent perception of reality in a moment. This past week, we were seeing the effect of a tipping point in process, with gold prices rising to new all time highs day after day, and the price silver literally moving...
  • Utah Becomes First State to Honor a State Gun

    03/19/2011 6:12:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 19 March, 2011 | Noel Brinkerhoff, David Wallechinsky
    After participating in the pursuit of famed bandit Pancho Villa in the early 20th century, the Browning M1911 automatic pistol is again making history—becoming the first-ever official firearm of a U.S. state. In deciding to establish a state firearm, Utah lawmakers settled on the M1911 pistol because its creator, legendary gun maker John Browning, was born and lived a large part of his life in the state. Browning also founded his company in Utah. The 100-year-old handgun was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1911 and used by an expeditionary force that invaded Mexico five years later to hunt down...
  • Utah distances itself from anti-immigrant sentiment in U.S.

    03/08/2011 4:09:08 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 08, 2011 | Fox News Latino
    Washington – The state of Utah, where approximately 110,000 undocumented immigrants live, is not a paradise but at least it wants to show the world that "it's not Arizona," approving measures that will benefit the foreigners illegally residing there. Only the national government can ensure that federal immigration laws are upheld, but the U.S. Congress has shown itself to lack the appetite to address once and for all the problem of illegal immigration. That gap has given rise to a mosaic of solutions, some of which could be considered unconstitutional. But Utah, known for its picturesque ski resorts and its...
  • Police investigate whether Kearns shooting of 3 was in self-defense(UT)

    03/04/2011 8:54:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    KEARNS — Three people were shot and one man was arrested following an argument at a Kearns home Wednesday. But investigators say the shooting may have been in self-defense. About 12:50 p.m., Unified police received a call of a possible shooting with multiple victims at 4743 W. Hoffman (5350 South). Officers arrived at the scene and found two victims — a man and a woman with gunshot wounds — and the alleged gunman, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. Clinton Johnson, 32, was waiting for officers to arrive and surrendered without incident, he said. The shooting happened after five people...
  • In Utah, State Guns and Campus Firearms

    03/04/2011 5:10:58 AM PST · by marktwain ^ | 3 March, 2011 | Christian Probasco
    One thing Utah’s recent legislative sessions have made clear is that Utahns like their guns, and they like the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. That amendment, as ratified by the states, reads: “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Sounds simple, no? No. Utah’s Constitution is more explicit. According to Article 1, Section 6: “The individual right of the people to keep and bear arms for security and defense of self, family, others, property, or the state, as well...
  • Guns and Roses: Arizona and Utah Move to Adopt State Guns

    03/01/2011 4:11:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 28 February, 2011 | John Hendel
    State flower, state motto, state song and now ... state gun? Call it shots fired. Two states have officially moved to declare state firearms in 2011, less than two months after the Arizona massacre that left six dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) grievously injured on January 8th. In both states, Utah and Arizona, the bills seem likely to become law. The Utah legislature took up a bill certifying the Browning Model 1911 automatic pistol as the official gun of Utah just 10 days after the shooting that rocked the nation. Used by military or law-enforcement personnel since being introduced...
  • Ogden lawmaker seeking to protect the right to carry knives(UT)

    02/25/2011 6:00:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 24 February, 2011 | Loretta Park
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Owning and carrying a knife is the right of every American citizen and Utahn, says an Ogden lawmaker. That is why Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden, is sponsoring House Bill 271, which prohibits counties and cities from creating ordinances regulating the use of knives. HB 271 was passed unanimously Thursday by the Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Standing Committee and now goes before the Senate floor for further consideration. Wilcox said some of his constituents who are sportsmen came to him about concerns they had after learning some municipalities in neighboring states had banned certain types...
  • Arizona (Colt Revolver) Races Utah (1911) for First State Gun

    02/24/2011 5:15:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 23 February, 2011 | Robert Farago
    “The shocking shooting of an Arizona congresswoman last month has not damaged the western state’s love affair with guns,” reports. “The rampage at a shopping mall left six people dead and 14 injured. But lawmakers are not about to tighten the state’s famously lax gun laws. Rather they plan to bolster the status of firearms by naming the Colt revolver as the official state gun. On Wednesday a key legislative body approved a bill to make the Colt the official state firearm in recognition of the gun’s role in helping settle the desert territory in the late 19th century.”...
  • NCAA specifically targets Lane Kiffin in UT investigation

    02/23/2011 4:50:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    KnoxNews: GoVolsXtra ^ | 2/23/11 | Austin Ward
    The disastrous Lane Kiffin Era has been officially recognized by the NCAA. It doesn't appear Hurricane Lane will be causing much more damage at Tennessee though. The Vols finally received their long-anticipated Notice of Allegations on Tuesday, and when released publicly for the first time by the athletic department on Wednesday, the broken rules all had a similar theme. The 16 impermissible phone calls, impermissible contact with recruits and the use of an intern to make contact with a high school staff all happened under Kiffin's watch - and the NCAA specifically targeted him with charges of failure to monitor...
  • Father of The 5 Browns faces sex abuse charges

    02/15/2011 5:35:05 PM PST · by Sleeping Freeper · 9 replies
    deseret news ^ | 2/15/2011 | Steve Fidel
    ALPINE — The father of The 5 Browns performing group faces felony child sex abuse charges that were filed several days before he and his wife were critically injured in a spectacular car crash Monday evening. Keith Scott Brown, 55, was charged in 4th District Court on Feb. 10 with one count of sodomy on a child, a first degree felony, and two counts of sex abuse of a child, a second degree felony. Police have been working on the case for several months, and that the resulting charges are part of a plea agreement Brown was expected to plead...
  • Immigration bills making Utah Latino community on edge

    02/14/2011 7:52:25 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 14, 2011 | Dennis Romboy
    Various bills are slowly but surely winding their way through the 2011 Legislature and, according to one activist, are putting the Latino community on edge. Also, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, trotted out his federal proposal again Monday. Meantime, a Latino activist delivered a letter to Salt Lake City's Mexican Consulate urging Mexico's president to suspend the visas of Mormon missionaries until the LDS Church takes a stronger position on immigration. From the outset of the 2011 Legislature, lawmakers have said they will address the illegal immigration issue one way or another, although on Monday Senate Majority Leader Scott Jenkins did...
  • 4 Walmart employees fired after disarming gunman caught shoplifting(UT)

    02/11/2011 7:10:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 75 replies ^ | 9 February, 2011 | Andrew Adams
    LAYTON -- The shoplifter smashed Gabriel Stewart up against a wall. It didn't take him long to realize that pressure against his lower back was from a loaded gun held by a desperate man who didn't want to go to jail. The gunman had a firm grip on Stewart's shoulder, telling him and three of his Walmart co-workers, "Don't make me do this." "Absolutely, time stopped," Stewart told KSL News. "I didn't know what to do." Instantly, Shawn Ray and Justin Richins kicked into gear, spinning the gunman around. Lori Poulsen ripped the gun away and secured it. They all...
  • Pleasant Grove woman 'lucky' after intruder wrestles away her gun, police say(UT)

    02/09/2011 4:16:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 7 February, 2011 | Sandra Yi
    PLEASANT GROVE — Police are still looking for a man who broke into a home in Pleasant Grove Sunday and when confronted, fired a shot at the homeowner. Police say there has been a rash of similar home burglaries in Utah County, and they're often related to drug use. “I think she’s very lucky,” said Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Michael Smith, referring to the victim. A lot could have gone wrong yesterday, when a masked man went into the home in the area of 800 South and 1100 East. The homeowner, who did not want to be identified, said his...
  • One gun bill advances, another stopped in Legislature(UT)

    02/05/2011 7:51:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 4 January, 2011 | Amanda Verzello and Cleon Wall
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A bill that would drop the "no gun" border around schools is one step closer to becoming law Friday, just as another gun-related bill died. Guns could be carried openly around the perimeter of public and private schools under H.B. 75, sponsored by Rep. Curt Oda, R-Clearfield, as long as the carrier remained off school property. The bill narrowly passed committee 5-4. The law currently defines a 1,000-feet perimeter around schools as off-limits for the open carry of firearms. The problem, Oda says, is that some schools, such as those in strip malls, are not easily...
  • Young reaches firearm agreement(UT)

    02/01/2011 4:07:52 AM PST · by marktwain ^ | 31 January, 2011 | Andreas Rivera
    After weeks of confusion, the rules regarding firearms on campus might have been settled once and for all. On Thursday, Rep. Curtis Oda, R-Clearfield introduced a House Bill 75, which would clarify that it is legal to openly carry a firearm on a state college campus. Oda spoke with U President Michael Young, and they came to an understanding that the U cannot ban open carry or regulate any other state firearm laws. Oda has since removed the language from the bill, deeming it unnecessary. "There should be some room for authority allowing a university campus to enforce its own...
  • U of U likely has private directive concerning guns(UT)

    01/24/2011 3:57:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 1+ views ^ | 19 January, 2011 | David A. Jordan
    Josh Loftin's article on January 6 headlined "Two U of U officers put on leave over gun policy release" covers a current controversy about carrying firearms openly on the University campus. But Mr. Loftin's thesis is eclipsed by a more sinister issue. President Young's memorandum to his police appears to have been private, that is, the police had their directive, but the policy was not announced. Let me see if I understand how the policy would affect a student who carries a gun. Our student doesn't know about President Young's memorandum, so he doesn't know the rule; in his concealed...
  • Utah lawmaker: Guns should be legal without permit

    01/15/2011 6:04:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 13 January, 2011 | Josh Loftin
    A Utah lawmaker wants to allow all state residents who can legally have a gun carry and conceal it without a permit. Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, said he plans to introduce a bill to eliminate the requirement for a state concealed weapon permit to carry a loaded gun. People who do not live in Utah would still need a permit issued by Utah or another state.
  • Change of target: Firing range cancels shooting of Lane Kiffin bobbleheads

    01/14/2011 3:53:43 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    KNOXVILLE - A Kingston gun shop that planned to host a bobble-head shooting day based on ex-Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin's abrupt departure last year, has changed up Saturday's fundraiser. Instead of shooting bobbleheads of Kiffin and his father, University of Southern California defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, Frontier Firearms on Gallagher Road plans to adopt them out. "For a $5 donation, bobble-head lovers may take home their very own Monte or Lane Kiffin bobble-head doll to love and nurture as they see fit," . . .
  • 2 men draw guns in Village Inn parking lot(UT)

    01/13/2011 6:57:17 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 13 January, 2011 | Laura Schmitz
    An altercation between two men occurred Saturday around 11 p.m. in the parking lot at Village Inn on 900 E. 400 South. After a verbal altercation inside the restaurant, as one man was getting into his truck, the other man approached his vehicle yelling, then reached down, exposing a gun, said Sgt. Shawn Josephson of the Salt Lake City Police Department. According to the police report, the man in his truck drew his own gun and pointed it at the other out of self-defense. The second man then got into another car and left, and the first man left shortly...
  • Lee opposes more firearm limits in wake of shooting(UT)

    01/10/2011 3:47:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 9 January, 2011 | Thomas Burr
    Washington • In the wake of Saturday’s shooting of an Arizona congresswoman and 19 others, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said Sunday he would likely carry his concealed weapon more often. “I carried it before,” Chaffetz said, noting he has had a concealed weapon permit predating his election to Congress in 2008. “I might do it a little more generally now.” The congressman, who owns a Glock 23 handgun, said he has carried his sidearm before in Utah but doesn’t do so when he’s in Washington. He sidestepped a question about whether more members should carry firearms, saying it is a...
  • Billed filed to end Utah's in-state college tuition program for illegal aliens

    12/24/2010 9:08:17 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies · 3+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 23rd, 2010 | Ronald Mortensen
    Representative Carl Wimmer has filed a bill to end Utah’s special in-state college tuition program for students who are illegally in the United States. Wimmer’s bill balances compassion for students brought to the United States illegally by their parents with fairness for foreign students who play by the rules, Utah students who are trying to get into college and get the courses they need to graduate and for Utah taxpayers. The bill also encourages the proponents of illegal alien students to step up and help illegal aliens fund their education without committing employment-related felonies (document/Social Security fraud, perjury on I-9...
  • Police: Shooting in Kearns kills would-be burglar (UT)

    11/09/2010 4:19:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies · 1+ views ^ | 8 November, 2010 | nate carlisle and Roxana Orellana
    A 19-year-old man was fatally shot as he tried to burglarize a Kearns home Monday. Kyle Stuart Poulton, most recently living in Kearns, died at the scene, said Unified Police Department Lt. Don Hutson. The owner of the house, near 5600 South and 5100 West, saw a man trying to go through a sliding glass door about 3 a.m., Hutson said. The homeowner fired a pistol once at the man through the glass, Hutson said. The intruder ran away. When officers arrived, they found Poulton’s body next to the road, Hutson said. Poulton had one bullet wound to the chest....
  • Proposal would allow Utahns to carry hidden guns without permit

    10/09/2010 5:16:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 8 October, 2010 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Gun rights advocates in Utah are pushing a new law that would let residents carry loaded, concealed firearms in public without a permit. In its newsletter this week, the Utah Shooting Sports Council listed the so-called "Constitutional carry" law as one of its top priorities for the 2011 Legislature, which convenes in January. The council says permits are "little more than bureaucratic permission slips" to exercise Second Amendment rights. Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, who recently met with the group, intends to draft legislation that would render state-issued concealed carry permits unnecessary. And other lawmaker plans to...
  • OU fights off Texas in final minutes

    10/02/2010 11:45:36 PM PDT · by Immerito · 16 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | October 2, 2010 | AP
    Knocked flat on his back, Landry Jones took a swipe at the ball he'd just fumbled and did his best to keep it -- and the Red River Rivalry -- from getting away. Linebacker Jared Norton came rushing in with a chance to put No. 21 Texas in prime position for a tying touchdown, only to see the ball roll out of bounds. In control from the beginning, No. 8 Oklahoma was just happy to survive with a 28-20 win over its main rival Saturday.
  • Palaima: U.S. gun laws allow normal day at UT to take a scary turn (UT Prof)

    09/29/2010 1:28:22 PM PDT · by wolfcreek · 48 replies
    Statesman ^ | T. Palaima
    "Our normal day disappeared around 8:30. Sirens sounded and news reached us that a gunman was near or in the library. Violence had come into the heart of our campus. The outcome could have been much worse, no matter how quickly our law enforcement officials responded."
  • Suicidal student's 4 shots terrorize UT campus

    09/28/2010 11:51:28 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies ^ | 28 Sept 2010 | R.G. RATCLIFFE and GARY SCHARRER
    Colton Joshua Tooley, 19, dressed himself Tuesday morning in a button-down white shirt, a dark suit coat, a ski mask and an AK-47. Tooley then terrorized the University of Texas campus for more than 30 minutes by firing four shots into the air before running into the Perry- Castañeda Library, dashing up a stairwell screaming, and taking his own life with his rifle on the sixth floor. The shooting caused a campus lockdown as differing witness descriptions prompted a search for a second shooter. Helicopters circled overhead. Classes were canceled for the day. And when police finally allowed people to...
  • Police Search for Gunman on UT Campus

    09/28/2010 8:38:50 AM PDT · by TakeCABack · 8 replies
    FOX NEWS - AUSTIN ^ | Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010, 8:40 AM CDT | FOX NEWS - AUSTIN
    Police Search for Gunman on UT Campus Updated: Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010, 8:40 AM CDT Published : Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010, 8:40 AM CDT Austin, TX - Officials with the University of Texas Police Department say someone with a gun is on the UT campus. Police are searching an area near the Perry Castaneda Library at 21st and Speedway. They are looking for someone dressed all in black. Traffic is being diverted from the area. Stay with FOX 7 and for updates.
  • UT medical school presidents warn of fewer new doctors under U.S. planned cuts

    08/13/2010 9:49:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/13/10 | ROBERT T. GARRETT
    AUSTIN – The federal health overhaul could dry up funds that the state's academic medical centers use to produce doctors in Texas, leaders of the University of Texas' six health science centers warned Wednesday. The medical school presidents said they're not necessarily opposed to the sweeping legislation signed by President Barack Obama last spring, but they worry that their centers may absorb deep financial hits if they don't adapt to a changed marketplace and cut costs. "We've got incredibly robust institutions, but they're inherently fragile," Daniel Podolsky, president of UT Southwestern Medical Center, told reporters after the presidents briefed UT...
  • Texas' Open Practices and Fan Day Set

    07/24/2010 7:03:18 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies ^ | 07/24/2010 | Staff
    Longhorns fans will have two opportunities to get a first-hand look at the Texas Football team and a chance to personally meet the squad as it prepares for its season opener at Rice on Sept. 4. The two open practices will be on Wednesday, Aug. 11, and Thursday, Aug. 12, from 7-9 p.m. at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
  • Break With the Past: Changing a dorm name makes a good step....

    07/15/2010 8:56:19 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 74 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/14/10 | Unknown
    Break with the Past: Changing a dorm name makes a good Step towards healing UT's troubled racial history After several months of discussion within the University of Texas community in Austin, UT President William Powers Jr. will ask the school's board of regents today to consider renaming a dorm that now honors a former law professor, William Stewart Simkins, along with a neighboring park dedicated to his brother Eldred, a judge and UT regent. The reason? Simkins was not only a legal educator at UT from 1899-1929. He and his brother were members of the Ku Klux Klan during a...
  • Two Volunteers Charges in Bar Fight (Tennessee in deep trouble with NCAA)

    07/09/2010 10:21:19 AM PDT · by commish · 20 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 9, 2010 | Chris Low
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Police are continuing to investigate an early morning bar brawl Friday allegedly involving a number of Tennessee football players that left an off-duty Knoxville police officer unconscious after being kicked repeatedly while he was on the ground. Freshman receiver Da'Rick Rogers, one of the Volunteers' most heralded signees under first-year coach Derek Dooley, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk. Also, sophomore safety Darren Myles Jr. was arrested and charged with assaulting a University of Tennessee police officer, as well as resisting arrest and evading arrest,...
  • Okla., S.C., Utah Could Pass Ariz.-Style Immigration Laws

    07/07/2010 2:30:31 PM PDT · by Qbert · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/7/2010 | Michael W. Savage
    Which state is the next Arizona? Attention is focused on the federal government's decision to challenge Arizona's strict immigration law, but three other states could pass similar legislation next year. Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah have each taken steps against illegal immigration, and politicians in the three states are advocating further measures when their legislatures reconvene early next year. The Obama administration sued Arizona in federal court Tuesday, charging that the state law usurps federal authority, would hamper immigration enforcement and would lead to police harassment of those without proof of lawful status. Lawmakers in at least 17 states drew...
  • Big 12 Simply Follows UT's Lead

    06/15/2010 9:51:30 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 19 replies · 669+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/14/10 | Mike Finger
    Analysis: Big 12 follows UT's lead Other schools remain in fold, some grudgingly, as big dog barks By MIKE FINGER Austin Bureau June 14, 2010, 11:33PM . Mack Brown's football program was driving the entire realignment discussion. So it turns out Texas A&M won't get the satisfaction of secession. Baylor, having received the miracle its athletic director asked for, won't have to contemplate the ramifications of an alliance with UTSA. And Bob Stoops won't have to share a division with his brother. But even after all the flirtations, hidden agendas and indecision, and even after every politician, fundraiser and network...
  • Tea Party Wins Victory In Utah As Incumbent GOP Senator Loses Bid For Nomination [See Who's Next?]

    05/08/2010 8:51:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 1,440+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 08th 2010 | Amy Gardner
    Tea Party Wins Victory In Utah As Incumbent GOP Senator Loses Bid For Nomination Amy Gardner May 9, 2010 The national "tea party" movement toppled its first incumbent Saturday as long-serving Sen. Robert F. Bennett was defeated at the Utah Republican Party's nominating convention, the most powerful demonstration yet of the anti-Washington tide that is altering the nation's political landscape. Bennett, seeking a fourth term after 18 years in office, became the first sitting senator to fall in the ideological battle being waged in his party. Although he has long been viewed as a reliable conservative with deep Mormon roots,...
  • Man shoots dog defending his own dog(UT)

    05/05/2010 4:40:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 515+ views ^ | 24 April, 2010 | na
    MAGNA, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A woman and her dog are recovering Saturday after being injured in a confrontation that turned into a shooting. Unified Police say neighbors at 2893 S. 9000 W. in Magna inadvertantly took their dogs out at the same time late Friday night, and the dogs began to fight. That's when one of the neighbors pulled out a gun and shot the other dog. "You can protect your animals with the use of a firearm," said Lt. John Barker of the Unified Police department. "That's mainly from years and years ago, for farmers, like for...
  • Gun enthusiasts criticize NM's ban on Utah gun permits

    04/27/2010 4:49:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies · 437+ views ^ | 26 April, 2010 | Nkoyo Iyamba
    SALT LAKE CITY -- New Mexico will no longer accept Utah's gun permits because officials there think Utah's training is inadequate. State Public Safety Secretary John Denko says Utah licenses require significantly less training than New Mexico's. But Clark Aposhian with the Utah Shooting Sports Council says Utah has the best training in the country. "I'll put up our training and our stats to show that it is as good if not better than any other state," he says. Aposhian also says Utah made close to $1 million in gun sales revenue last year. He thinks New Mexico wants to...
  • Two Longhorn Football Players Elect to Transfer

    04/21/2010 11:13:18 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 9 replies · 461+ views ^ | 04/21/2010 | Staff
    AUSTIN, TX - Two Longhorn football players have elected to transfer, defensive end Russell Carter and safety Ben Wells, both of whom would have been juniors next season, confirmed on Tuesday. Both players cited the desire to seek more playing time as their reason for transferring. “I want to thank Coach Brown and the staff for my experience at Texas,” Carter said. “I’ve enjoyed a lot of great times with my teammates and wish them continued success. I want to play now and have decided to transfer and continue to pursue my academic and football goals at another school.”
  • Utah, Florida help non-residents pack guns

    03/26/2010 2:23:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 661+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 25 March, 2010 | Mike Stuckey
    The one-third or so of American adults who can’t obtain permits to carry concealed weapons from their home states need only look to Florida and Utah — and their mailboxes — to legally carry hidden guns. Because both states grant concealed-carry permits to non-residents and have reciprocal agreements with other states under which their permits are recognized, possession of a Utah or Florida permit gives non-residents the right to carry hidden firearms in as many as 32 other states — though often not the one in which they live. Tens of thousands of gun owners have obtained the non-resident permits,...
  • UT: Man challenges Utah university's weapons policy

    03/11/2010 7:58:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies · 356+ views ^ | 9 March, 2010 | AP
    PROVO, Utah (AP) - A Utah Valley University student says a confrontation with campus police may have intruded on his Second Amendment rights. Nick Moyes says he was confronted by campus police last week after someone reported seeing a man with a gun at the school. Moyes, who holds a concealed weapons permit, had his gun in a holster on his right hip. Moyes says it's his right to carry the weapon but police say Moyes can't possess the weapon on campus openly without permission. Moyes says an e-mail he received from UVU's police chief indicates that officers could confiscate...
  • Utah governor: Feds have no right to regulate guns in state

    02/27/2010 7:33:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 56 replies · 1,099+ views ^ | 26 February, 2010 | John Daley
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert signed a controversial message bill about guns Friday after raising questions just a day before about its cost. His Democratic opponent calls it a mistake that could cost the state millions. It's called Senate Bill 11. It would exempt Utah from any federal regulations on firearms made and sold within the state. Thursday, the governor hinted he might veto the bill, due to questions about its constitutionality and the costs of potentially lengthy court fight. "I don't mind the message. I just don't want to end up having a million dollar cost attached...
  • Three cities named as finalists for 2012 Republican convention

    02/26/2010 5:23:48 PM PST · by iowamark · 58 replies · 1,261+ views
    CNN ^ | February 26th, 2010 | Peter Hamby
    The Republican National Committee named three cities on Friday as potential hosts for the 2012 Republican National Convention: Phoenix, Tampa and Salt Lake City. The finalists emerged after multiple cities submitted bids to the RNC by the committee's January 15 deadline. "These cities submitted three very strong bids, so all three are in contention," Holly Hughes, an RNC member from Michigan who chairs the RNC Site Selection Committee, told CNN. "Hosting a convention is a huge deal. A city has to raise multiple millions of dollars, but they also get the benefit of showcasing their city and bringing in revenue."...
  • A Green Tea Party

    02/18/2010 4:28:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 702+ views ^ | February 18, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    States' Rights: A revolt against economic hardship imposed by unelected bureaucrats based on junk science is brewing. This Tea Party movement wants the faulty finding on carbon dioxide to be reviewed and dumped. They say you shouldn't mess with Texas, and on Tuesday the state filed suit to overturn the "endangerment" finding by the Environmental Protection Agency that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant that must be regulated. CO2, the basis for all plant and therefore all animal life, was targeted early by environmental activists as the root cause of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming (AGW). But the Earth has cooled...
  • House OKs resolution doubting climate change (Utah)

    02/10/2010 6:18:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies · 298+ views ^ | Feb. 9, 2010 | Robert Gehrke
    The House adopted a sternly worded resolution declaring the body's deep skepticism over current climate science and called for the federal government to halt carbon dioxide reduction programs. Rep. Kerry Gibson said that by pursuing cap-and-trade policies, Washington is engaging on a path that could destroy Utah's way of life. "I'm afraid of what could happen to our economy, to our rural life, to our agriculture, if such a detrimental policy continues to be pursued for political reasons," said the Ogden Republican. He said there is mounting evidence that humans can't influence their environment and the costs of enacting climate...

    01/26/2010 4:03:15 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 234+ views ^ | 01/26/2010 | Stafff
    AUSTIN, Texas - The Longhorns have scheduled home football games with BYU and UTEP for the 2011 and 2012 seasons, The University of Texas announced Tuesday. UT will host BYU on Sept. 10, 2011 and UTEP on Sept. 8, 2012. The Longhorns also confirmed the Texas-Texas A&M game will remain on Thanksgiving Night for the next two years. Television and kickoff times for the Thanksgiving Day State Farm Lone Star Showdown games with the Aggies have not been set.
  • Legislation addresses brandishing of guns(UT)

    01/19/2010 4:12:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies · 396+ views ^ | 19 January, 2010 | Josh Smith
    SALT LAKE CITY — More guns may be making appearances in confrontations across Utah, adding intensity, for better or worse. Newly proposed legislation would be a green light for concealed-gun owners to openly carry firearms and, if threatened, draw or exhibit their weapons and verbally threaten deadly force. Depending on whom you ask, that gun-induced intensity could defuse confrontations more quickly, or it could lead to more deadly violence. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, said HB78 clarifies existing law with "affirmative language" that would provide gun owners another option to defend themselves or others around them. "This allows...
  • What's being done for Colt McCoy's injury?

    01/09/2010 5:26:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies · 1,927+ views
    WFAA-TV ^ | January 9, 2010 at 10:00 AM | JANET ST. JAMES /
    On instant replay, even the announcers thought Colt McCoy's injury didn't seem bad. "We call it a brachial plexus stretch," said Dr. TO Souryal of Texas Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Group. While he hasn't personally examined Colt McCoy, he has seen similar shoulder injuries plenty of times as the Dallas Mavericks team doctor for 18 years. "When you hit your funny bone, imagine how that feels for the first few seconds,” he said. “Well, there is a large group of nerves that goes between the neck and the shoulder, and when you stretch those nerves, like hitting your funny bone,...
  • UT, 'Bama show their true colors

    01/07/2010 10:17:48 PM PST · by 5thGenTexan · 291 replies · 5,361+ views
    The Univertiy of Texas and Alabama teams show their true colors. 'Bama wins the lottery by getting to play for a national title against a red-shirt freshman QB in his first college game ever (actually, he has had about 15 mins of playing time befor this game). The 'Bama defense exposes the obvious inexperience and gets one TD, and gives the otherwise impotent 'Bama offense the ball inside the red zone, twice. That is the difference in the game. The 'Bama QB is sacked 6 times, gets an INT and goes 3-13 in 3rd down conversions in teh second hlaf....
  • **THE 2009-10 BCS National Championship Game Live Thread**

    01/07/2010 12:10:45 PM PST · by GOP_Raider · 451 replies · 8,568+ views
    Well, here it is, the final game of the 2009 college football season. For much of the bowl season, I've had to work, get my car fixed, and Google search any insignificant question and computer problem my grandparents call me about. (You would think with their age and guile they'd have the answers to various things readily available. You would think). So needless to say, this has kept me from my assigned college football commenting duties. For that I apologize, but tonight I will get the festivities going. So without further ado... The BCS National Championship Game: Alabama vs. Texas...