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Spring snow sticks to roads in Park City

The Deseret News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 2:45pm

Park City and other high elevation areas throughout northern Utah received a fresh, white coat of snow Saturday. A winter weather advisory was posted by the National Weather Service, in effect through early Sunday, though, precipitation tapered off mid-Saturday in the valleys and low-lying areas. Rain and snow continued to fall at high elevations with some locations reporting lightning accompanying the chilly spring storm. Sunday's high temperature will only be in the lower 40s along the Wasatch Front with a 20 percent chance of more showers.

Students test concrete canoes' ability to sink or swim

The Deseret News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 1:50pm

Pily Rodriguez, middle, and Cassy McClintock, right, juniors at the University of New Mexico, try and fix cracks in their canoe Saturday. Their concrete canoe and canoes from engineering students from across the Rocky Mountain region took to the water as they tried to apply lessons learned in the classroom to real-world engineering projects. After testing loads in a steel bridge competition Friday, student chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers competed in chilly water at the Lindon Marina in American Fork. The concrete mixtures used have to be light enough to float efficiently but also strong enough to maneuver well in the water. The canoes are judged on technical design, oral presentation, the final product and on the race. The events challenge teams to solve practical engineering problems and develop project management skills.

Bannon’s Worldview: Dissecting the Message of ‘The Fourth Turning’

New York Times - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 12:24pm
The book makes the case that world events unfold in cycles of roughly 80 years each that can be divided into four turnings: growth, maturation, entropy and destruction.

Multiple vehicles crash on wet I-15 freeway

The Deseret News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 12:05pm

MURRAY — One car crash led to another on slippery highway roads Saturday, creating what officials are calling "extremely dangerous and excessive conditions" on I-15.

The Utah Highway Patrol reports that one driver who was traveling too fast for conditions lost control of his vehicle about 11:10 a.m. in the rain and crashed into the concrete barrier after hydroplaning. Other vehicles behind him slowed quickly to avoid crashing, but some, including at least one semitrailer, crashed into each other.

The driver of the initial car received serious injuries and was taken to the hospital, as was another driver, who lost consciousness, in a different vehicle.

"Numerous other crashes have resulted from this incident," the Utah Highway Patrol reports, adding that more than 20 vehicles are involved in multiple incidents on the freeway.

"Drivers must slow down and keep a safe following distance when driving in adverse weather conditions."

U.S.-Led Force Reduces Attacks on ISIS in Syria After Airstrike

New York Times - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 11:03am
The precautionary move comes as commanders assess how Syria and Russia will respond to last week’s American missile strike on a Syrian air base.

Hale Centre Theatre's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is both a timeless, timely classic

The Deseret News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 11:00am

SALT LAKE CITY — John Sweeney is no stranger at Hale Centre Theatre. For the past 13 years, the stage director has ensured that Ebenezer Scrooge finds Christmas joy in the theater's annual rendition of Dickens' “A Christmas Carol.” He has guided actors through the company's many popular Disney musicals. But this month, he “sinks his teeth into something new” by directing a production of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning American masterpiece, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Set to run April 15 through May 20, the show stays close to the beloved novel, following siblings Jem and Scout Finch in the racially divided town of Maycomb, Alabama, in 1935 as their father, Atticus, fights to defend an innocent black man against a potential death sentence.

“‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is one of the most important pieces of American literature,” Sweeney said in an interview with the Deseret News. “The Library of Congress produced a piece ranking the works of literature that have had the most effect in people’s lives. The Bible came in at No. 1, and interestingly enough, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ came in in the top five.”

Sweeney wants audiences to realize that although these characters are from 1935, Harper Lee wrote about them because the issues they faced were still happening in the 1960s, and to some effect, today.

“We would like to think of this story as a timeless classic when really it’s a timely classic,” Sweeney said.

Because this story is considered such an important classic, HCT plans to make the production available free of charge to local schools from seventh to 12th grade. This is made possible through donations from Mountain America Credit Union and Rocky Mountain Power.

“This show is too important and too exquisite to miss,” said Sally Dietlein, HCT vice president and executive producer. “‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is a story of innocence, love, justice and courage. It’s a heart-warming tale that comes to life on the stage with beautiful set design and remarkable acting.”

Dietlein added that the characters will “make you smile, cry and laugh” throughout the duration of the play. She highlighted the relationship between Scout and Jem, and how it “shines through” on stage.

Mia and Anson Bagley, 11 and 13, who are cast as Scout and Jem (M/W/F), have the unique opportunity of being siblings both on and off the stage.

“It has been really fun,” Mia said about working on stage with her older brother.

Anson added, “It makes it easier, especially during the emotional scenes because it feels more real.”

Their mother, Jean Bourne, actually has three children in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Her oldest daughter, Camrey Bagley Fox, plays the role of Mayella Ewell.

“I really feel blessed,” Bourne said. “The kids work hard and audition for a lot of stuff and a lot of the time they don't get cast, so to have three get cast in one show is amazing. I love that they are having this experience together.”

Throughout the rehearsal process, Mia and Anson needed to memorize about 80 pages of script, a challenge by any standards. But the process did help them understand their characters in greater depth.

“Even though Jem is young and not very mature, he develops an understanding of the world by the end of the play,” Anson said of his character, Jem. “He really shows more grit than you expect compared to the beginning of the play.”

Mia, who plays the role of Scout, loves her character because “she’s very spunky and innocent, and she cares about people.”

“This play should be required viewing for everyone,” Bourne said. “I feel like if people could see things from another person's perspective, they would be a lot more compassionate. This play does that."

Both Bourne and Sweeney agree that this production is crucial because it aims to teach people the importance of being fair and nonjudgmental.

“What I would like audiences to take away from this is to be thoughtful how it relates to situations of unfairly judging someone else, when in reality they are innocent,” Sweeney said. “To kill a mockingbird means to destroy innocence. That is what has occurred to the characters in this story. Sadly, in a timely way, it has occurred to too many people in the news.”

HCT will present more than 45 consecutive performances of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and matinees Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Additional matinees are available throughout the week at 4 p.m. No children under the age of 5 are permitted in the theater. Ticket prices are $34 for adults and $18 for youths (K-12).

For ticket information, call 801-984-9000, go to, or visit the box office at 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive in West Valley City.

Content advisory: Portrays racial biogtry and focuses on the trial a young black man accused of violating a woman. It does include a racial slur from the time period. HCT recommends the play for ages 12 and older.


Cast of ‘Oliver!’ hopes to inspire passion from CenterPoint stage

The Deseret News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 11:00am

CENTERVILLE — In 1838, the celebrated English author Charles Dickens published his second novel, “Oliver Twist.” Now, nearly 180 years later, this beloved story of an orphan boy who wants nothing more than to be loved is taking the stage in CenterPoint Legacy Theatre’s production of “Oliver!” this month.

The classic Victorian-era tale follows orphan Oliver from the workhouse to a gang of pickpockets living on London's cruel streets.

Although thievery isn’t his nature, Oliver learns that he has a knack for stealing as he is schooled in crime by the other boys, led by the manipulative Fagin.

JT O’Reilly, who plays the role of Oliver on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, found his character's complexities in the rehearsal process.

“I learned that Oliver gets pushed around a lot physically and emotionally,” the 11-year-old said in an interview with the Deseret News. “He doesn’t always get to be a loving, innocent child people think of him as.”

Alternating the role with O'Reilly, 9-year-old Jonathan Martineau also plays the title role.

“I hope the audience gains a new appreciation for childhood and notices more the little ones in their lives,” Martineau said. “I have learned that Oliver is a very kind, forgiving, curious and humble little boy who doesn't get treated well, but remains kind and loving in spite of all the sadness around him."

According to Liz Christensen, the show’s director, "Oliver!" demonstrates that when institutions and laws fail, compassionate individuals can still make meaningful and lasting differences in the lives of others who need them.

Taking that to heart, one of the things Christensen has enjoyed doing through the rehearsal process is asking cast members and the production team what the story of “Oliver!” means to them.

“Every group of six or so individuals that I've asked, I've gotten six different answers and I think that's part of the appeal of this iconic story,” she said. “Because it is so rich and textured, it can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people and still hold up as a classic piece of literature.”

Scott Butler, who plays Fagin, has appreciated Christensen's questions and openness during rehearsals.

“Every show I'm a part of, I create somewhat of a backstory to help me in my choices as an actor,” Butler said. “What was so great about the process with ‘Oliver!’ was that we were able to sit down with our director and discuss the character’s backstory and why he is the way he is.”

Both Butler and his counterpart Adam West (who plays Fagin on alternating nights) said they have had a lot of fun portraying the character of Fagin. The actors both refer to Fagin as a “bucket list role.”

“Fagin is so fun and I love the different sides of his character, especially the humor that's portrayed,” West said.”

West remembered being both terrified and fascinated by Fagin’s character when he watched “Oliver!” as a child.

“He’s a complicated character and very manipulative,” he said. “Caring on the outside to those who work for him so as to manipulate them to do his ‘dirty work.’ I have really tried to implement a manipulative caring tone into my portrayal of Fagin. He is very selfish and cares about very few people.”

Fagin’s right-hand boy, Dodger, often does his boss's dirty work. The tough boy also appears take Oliver under his wing.

“Dodger is a kid who has had a rough life and has to act like an adult to get by,” said 12-year-old Brandon Smith, who plays the role of Dodger. “He is charismatic and good at making people think he is their friend. But unfortunately, his lifestyle prevents him from having any true friends.”

Riley Allen, 13, who plays Dodger on alternating nights, describes his character as clever, resourceful, “and is never seen without his hat.”

“This cast has brought so much depth and personal experience to the collaborative process, and our kids are so charming,” Christensen said. “We have quite young Olivers and Dodgers, and they are excellent.”

According to West, the cast hopes the audience will be “singing or whistling some of the songs as they leave the performance.” He also hopes everyone will feel the heart, energy and love that has been put into “Oliver!”

“Hopefully, it can spark something in our audiences to inspire a little more compassion and to maybe gain a desire to help more in addressing the problems through local charities and volunteer efforts rather than pretending they are issues that don't exist just because we don't see them happening on a daily basis coming and going from our homes,” Butler added.

Christensen said the entire cast has worked hard to infuse the musical with the depth of Dicken’s book and to “strike a delicate balance between drama and comedy.”

“That has been an exciting challenge,” she said.

“Oliver!” runs April 14 through May 13 with shows running Mondays through Saturday at 7 p.m., with matinee performances on Saturdays. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 801-298-1302 or by going online to


Inside the newsroom: Of Mormons, Versailles and the search for peace

The Deseret News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 10:40am

VERSAILLES, France — Just over 109 years ago a man named Weill Martignan had an idea to build a luxury hotel on the edge of the gardens of Louis XIV's palace. He registered the company as "Trianon," named after the king's Grand Trianon a stone's throw from the site of the palatial hotel.

A hundred years hardly feels like history in a country of kings and grand palaces, particularly Versailles, where Louis XIV ruled in the late 1600s, and Marie-Antoinette walked the grounds prior to her early death in 1793 at age 37, claimed by the French Revolution and some say her own indiscretions.

But history is present here at Trianon Palace Versailles, now a Waldorf Astoria hotel that has played a role in two world wars, hosting both defenders and aggressors over the years and one famous architect of peace.

According to the history of the hotel, as described in its literature:

"The Allied Forces based its Supreme War Council in the hotel in April 1917; its object was to bring the disastrous war to an end.

"On May 7, 1919, in the reception salon that still bears his name, Georges Clemenceau dictated the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles. It was signed several days later in the Hall of Mirrors in the palace Versailles."

In WWII, members of the Royal Air Force made their base here, but it would be replaced by the German Luftwaffe when the Germans occupied France. The Americans had their turn at the hotel, using it in 1944 to host generals working to bring the European theater of war to an end.

Peace ultimately returned to these grounds and its peaceful gardens now serve as a home base for visitors to this Versailles countryside.

Fast forward to April 2017 and a week of events that will find its way into history books.

This week the hotel played host to, among others, a few of the dignitaries who arrived to take part in a welcoming reception and media introduction to the Paris France Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Temple preparations included an 11th-hour planting of flowers by youthful volunteers and missionaries. It was affectionately referred to the next day as "The Miracle of the Flowers" by a few of those in charge of organizing the event, as hundreds of flowers were planted to make this place just a little bit better, just a bit more peaceful.

But this week also brought horrible violence to the world. A few days before in Syria, chemical death rained down from the sky. As reported in the New York Times:

"One of the worst chemical bombings in Syria turned a northern rebel-held area into a toxic kill zone on Tuesday, inciting international outrage over the ever-increasing government impunity shown in the country’s six-year war."

Days later in Stockholm, Sweden, a man took a beer truck and plowed into pedestrians, killing four and injuring a dozen others. It was eerily similar to the March 22 attack on Westminster Bridge in London, when a man plowed through a crowd in a vehicle, killing West Bountiful resident Kurt Cochran, 54, and injuring his wife Melissa. Many others were killed or injured in the carnage.

Melissa's parents were spending their days at the LDS Church's London England Temple, serving as missionaries when their visiting children came to London to see them as part of a 25th wedding anniversary tour of Europe.

At the beginning of this week, after a memorial service at Westminster Abbey, Melissa Cochran told the BBC the following:

"I don't feel any ill will toward him," she said of the man who took her husband's life. "I don't know what he was feeling or thinking or anything that had been going on in his life. So I can't relate.

"I just know that unfortunately he didn't have the qualities or the beautiful heart that my husband had, so I actually kind of feel a little sorry for him. No hate."

Creating "a beautiful heart" is part of the reason peaceful places exist. The carnage in London took place on a bridge. The reconciliation took place in a church. At places like the London temple, where Melissa's parents serve, or at the new Paris temple and its open courtyard, people will gather in search of peace and understanding.

The Gardens of Versailles do that now, as do the smaller gardens of a hotel that's played host to both the good and the bad.

Bishop Gérald Caussé, a Frenchman and general authority of the LDS Church, called the Paris France Temple and its grounds "a peaceful, restful place."

Mitt Romney during the welcoming reception Thursday called it a place where all can be recognized as children of God, and in the world we live in, he said it's needed more than ever.

Bishop Caussé said his family has a photo of him as a 4-year-old boy sitting on the knee of Romney when the former governor and U.S. presidential candidate served as a missionary in France in the later 1960s. Perhaps neither could have imagined being together again on this day, so many years later, still engaged in the cause of peace.

It's about a 10-minute walk south from the Trianon hotel to the Palace of Versailles, passing dozens of statues honoring people who made history in France, and into the Hall of Mirrors where the peace treaty was signed. It is also about a 10-minute walk north from the hotel to the new LDS temple, passing the homes and workplaces of the people of Versailles and Le Chesnay, and ending at a site with a single statue.

The commemoration in the Hall of Mirrors changed the world. The simple event at the new Paris temple brings the promise of changing individual lives.

The lone statue at the temple is of Jesus Christ, known to Christians throughout the world as the Prince of Peace.

Said Elder Neil L. Andersen of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, here you can "feel his spirit and his influence."

Regardless of faith, the search for "a beautiful heart' in places like this is worthy of historical note.

Polar bear at Hogle Zoo diagnosed with terminal kidney failure

The Deseret News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 10:40am

SALT LAKE CITY — A 19-year-old polar bear at Utah's Hogle Zoo has been diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure.

Zoo veterinarians announced Saturday that they are beginning end-of-life care for Rizzo, after she was having trouble keeping food down and was quite lethargic, according to Hogle Zoo spokeswoman Erica Hansen.

"There's a difference between a sleepy bear and one that's not feeling well," said primary bear keeper Joanne Randinitis. "Just like your pet at home, they tell you without using words."

The renal failure, in which the kidneys cannot properly filter waste from the blood, was diagnosed through a blood test, abdominal ultrasound and an endoscopic exam of the bear's upper gastrointestinal tract. It is fairly common in older polar bears.

Dr. Nancy Carpenter, the zoo's director of animal health, said abnormalities and swelling was immediately apparent.

"Blood work showed her kidney values were extremely high," she added.

The average life span of polar bears is around 24 years.

Rizzo is being treated with anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory medications and plenty of fluids to flush her system and keep her comfortable. She will continue to be monitored to ensure the highest quality of life during her final days, Hansen said, adding that zoo keepers may ultimately be faced with a difficult decision.

Zoo staff had heavy hearts at the news Saturday.

Rizzo came to Hogle Zoo in 2012 upon the opening of the polar bear exhibit, Rocky Shores, which allows visitors to see what a polar bear looks like under water. The zoo had been without polar bears for nine years prior, but before that, had a long, successful history of caring for them, including more than 10 cub births from 1957 to 2003.

"We are so fortunate to have Rizzo at our zoo to be an ambassador for climate change and the struggles her counterparts are facing in the wild," Randinitis said.

Climate change is blamed for a loss of sea ice that aims to threaten the breed in the wild, though scientists believe reduction of greenhouse emissions in the next few years could save the bears from extinction.

Hogle Zoo will work with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Species Survival Plan program to decide how to go ahead with its Rocky Shores exhibit following Rizzo's death.

Canyon search for missing Saratoga Springs man to resume Sunday

The Deseret News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 10:40am

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Searchers on foot and by air scoured canyons in Salt Lake County Saturday looking for a Saratoga Springs man who was last heard from Thursday morning.

The search by the Salt Lake County sheriff's search and rescue team, with the assistance of a Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter, was hampered by bad weather.

The team of 25 trained volunteers is expected to resume its efforts Sunday "and hopefully once again the DPS helicopter," said Ken Hansen, public information officer for Unified police.

"Our concern is that we have an experienced hiker. The weather’s been warm enough that he could survive. We’re worried he may be hurt somewhere and can’t notify (anyone). His cellphone is dead. Time is really critical, especially if it gets colder tonight or tomorrow morning. So we’re doing everything we can to try to locate this individual in this area," Hansen said Saturday evening.

A vehicle belonging to the missing man, Benjamin Kritzer, 28, was located Saturday at the trailhead of Ferguson Canyon, between Big and Little Cottonwood canyons in Salt Lake County. Kritzer regularly takes day hikes in the canyons, according to Hansen.

"He’s from North Carolina. He hasn’t been up here a long time. Unfortunately he hikes alone. Unfortunately, apparently, his cellphone ran out of power rather quickly. We hope that he has the survival skills if he’s hurt or lost, or whatever," Hansen said.

Kritzer's family in North Carolina last heard from him on Thursday, when they received a message that said he was "heading up the mountain."

"He sent a pic of a flower and that was the last we heard," his younger brother Zach Kritzer, 26, said.

He said his brother moved to Salt Lake City in the fall of 2015 to be closer to the Rocky Mountains because of his love of hiking and being outdoors. He described his brother as an "independent and solitary type" and said the family wasn't aware of any close friends in Utah.

"He goes (hiking) every chance he gets in the spring and summer, probably at least once a week," Zach Kritzer said, adding that the Cottonwoods area is his brother's favorite. "He always goes alone and he always lets us know that he's going and when he gets back."

"He doesn't always tell us where, unfortunately," he said.

Kritzer had told his family he'd be back that night, but when he didn't text his family Thursday night, they were worried. When he didn't show up to an Orem automotive shop for work on Saturday, the family got in the car and began the long drive to Utah to help with the search.

"We're just hoping that maybe he got lost on the hike," Zach Kritzer said, adding that he knows little about the area, other than what officers assisting with the search have told him.

The 3.5-mile trail through Ferguson Canyon is well-traveled in the summer and can be slick in the spring, though the family was told there aren't too many steep places where Kritzer could have fallen. It climbs 1,600 feet in elevation to a meadow overlook, following a creek bed that is sometimes bordered by granite walls that are popular for rock climbing.

Kritzer is 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs 135 pounds and has blue eyes and short black hair. Kritzer also has some facial hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saratoga Springs police at 801-794-3970.

"I would encourage everybody that has a lot of hiking experience and tracking experience to help with the search effort," Zach Kritzer said. "Anybody who knows that area, knows the risks and knows those trails out there would be a great help."

The family is optimistic he will be found alive.

"I've heard that at the top, it's difficult to find the trail, that it's not clear where it goes," Zach Kritzer said. "Maybe he's still up there."

Contributing: Alex Cabrero

U.S. Strike on Syria Brings Fleeting Hope to Those Caught in Brutal Conflict

New York Times - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 9:14am
President Trump’s decision to respond with military force to a chemical attack on Syrian civilians was met on the ground with a mix of optimism and doubt.

The Emerging Trump Doctrine: Don’t Follow Doctrine

New York Times - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 9:09am
In a week of foreign policy moves, President Trump dispensed with dogma and demonstrated a highly improvisational and situational approach to the world

Local 2017 Easter events from concerts, activities to worship services

The Deseret News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 9:05am

Easter events includes music, Easter egg hunts and worship services. Please note that this list is not all-inclusive.

Concerts, activities

"Sounds of Easter" BYU-Idaho Collegiate Singers, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free (801-570-0080 or

“Passion,” UVU Chamber Choir, April 12, 7 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 65 E. 500 North, Orem, $10 for general, $5 for students, children under the age of 8 not permitted (801-863-8610 or

Easter Spectacular, April 13, 7 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, $22-$30 (801-689-8700 or

Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square Easter Concert, April 14-15, 7:30 p.m., Tabernacle, Temple Square, free, standby seating line forms at the flagpole on Temple Square (801-570-0080 or

Easter Egg Hunt, April 15, 9 a.m., Labrum Park, 6100 S. 1850 West, free (

Easter Egg Hunt Fundraiser, April 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Riverwoods, 4801 N. University Ave., Provo, $8 per person or $18 for family, to benefit The Center for Women and Children in Crisis (

Easter Day Celebration for the Homeless, April 16, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Pioneer Park, 350 S. 300 West, free, (

Worship services

Centenary United Methodist Church, 1740 S. 500 East, will host worship service April 13, 5 p.m.

Congregational United Church of Christ, 3350 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, will host a potluck dinner and worship service April 13, 6 p.m.; "The Spiritual Dimensions of Good Friday" exhibit, April 14, noon-7 p.m.; worship service April 16, 9 a.m. at Beus Pond Park, 1576 Country Hills Drive; and worship service April 16, 11 a.m.

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2374 Grant Ave., Ogden, will host a worship service in Spanish April 13-14, 6 p.m.; worship service in English April 13, 7 p.m.; worship service April 14, noon; and worship services April 16, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

First Congregational Church, 2150 Foothill Drive, will host a community meal April 13, 6 p.m.; and worship service and Easter egg hunt April 16, 11 a.m.

Cathedral Church of St. Mark, 231 E. 100 South, will host worship service April 13, 7 p.m.; and worship service April 16, 10:30 a.m.

Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South, will host worship service April 13-14, 7 p.m.; Easter egg hunt and potluck April 15, 10 a.m.; and worship services April 16, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Logan, 178 W. Center St., Logan, will host worship service April 13, 7 p.m.; community Stations of the Cross April 14, noon; and worship services April 16, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8575 S. 700 East, Sandy, will host worship service April 13-14, 7 p.m.; and worship services April 16, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 175 S. 700 East, will host worship service April 13, 7 p.m.; worship service April 14, noon; and April 16, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 S. 1700 East, will host worship service with a musical cantata April 13, 7 p.m.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1070 Foothill Drive, will host worship service April 13-14, 7 p.m.; worship service April 14, noon; and worship services April 16, 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., with brunch between services.

Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, will host Mass April 13, 7:30 p.m.; Stations of the Cross in Spanish April 14, 2 p.m. and in English at 5:30 p.m.; downtown churches Stations of the Cross walk April 14, 7 p.m.; Masses in English April 16, 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon; and Mass in Spanish April 16, 3 p.m.

St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, 7832 N. Allen St., Midvale, will host Stations of the Cross on Main Street in Midvale April 14, 9 a.m.

Holladay United Church of Christ, 2631 E. Murray Holladay Road, Holladay, will host Taize-style worship service April 14, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunrise Service April 16, 7 a.m. in the memorial garden and at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Submit information to by noon Wednesday.

Bannon’s Views Can Be Traced to a Book That Warns, ‘Winter Is Coming’

New York Times - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 8:44am
“The Fourth Turning,” a 1997 book that foresees a crisis on par with the Civil War, helps explain the basis of an “America First” agenda that Stephen K. Bannon has helped shape.

Boom or Bust: Stark Partisan Divide on How Consumers View Economy

New York Times - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 8:30am
Sentiment among Democrats and Republicans has swung sharply since November, creating a gap that — regardless of objective data — is wider than ever.

To Charm Trump, Paul Manafort Sold Himself as an Affordable Outsider

New York Times - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 7:55am
In letters and memos, Mr. Manafort emphasized his distance from Washington and his willingness to work for free during Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.

PTA Gift for Someone Else’s Child? A Touchy Subject in California

New York Times - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 7:50am
An experiment in distributing parents’ contributions equally across a district is one reason Malibu residents want to separate their schools from Santa Monica’s.

Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

New York Times - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 3:00am
Once we would brag of not needing very much of it. Now deep slumber is a coveted state achieved with gadgets, apps, gizmos and classes.

Where Smoke Falls and Blue Jeans Hover

New York Times - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 2:00am
Salone del Mobile, an annual furniture and design fair, transforms Milan with installations from innovative designers from around the world. Experience the wonder of five exhibitions in this 360° video.

Wasatch Academy receives Utah Heritage Award

The Deseret News - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:45pm

MT. PLEASANT, Sanpete County — Wasatch Academy, a private college preparatory boarding high school, has received a Utah Heritage Award for its work restoring Pierce Hall, one of the early buildings on the school’s campus.

Built in the 1890s, Pierce Hall was originally a private home. Later, Wasatch acquired it and for many years used it as a faculty residence. For a time, the building served as the school museum.

The school recently restored the structure for use as a guest house, but this year, because of an overflow of students, it is being used as a dormitory for girls.

The building has been renamed for the late Martin and Beverly Pierce. Martin Pierce graduated from Wasatch in 1943, and the Pierces and their children have been longtime supporters of the school and provided funding for the restoration.

According to Alison Flanders, public outreach director for Preservation Utah, recipients of the Utah Heritage Award are nominated by the public for their efforts in preserving historic structures or furthering the preservation movement in the state.

Nominations are judged by a jury of architects, preservationists and planning professionals from throughout the state.

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