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  • International cosmic ray studies unfold in Utah's high, dry desertInternational cosmic ray studies unfold in Utah's high, dry desert

    A team of international researchers is probing cosmic rays in the dry, high desert of Millard County, where hundreds of specialty devices analyze the high-energy particles striking the Earth. There is proposal to expand the project's study area.

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  • AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

    Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hells Bells" and "Back in Black," has died. He was 64.

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  • Utah actor delivers the sparkle-jolly joy of 'Elf' in touring production opening soon in Salt Lake City - Salt Lake TribuneUtah actor delivers the sparkle-jolly joy of 'Elf' in touring production opening soon in Salt Lake City - Salt Lake Tribune

    Salt Lake TribuneUtah actor delivers the sparkle-jolly joy of 'Elf' in touring production opening soon in Salt Lake CitySalt Lake Tribune(Courtesy photo by Jeremy Daniel) The cast of the touring show of "Elf," which will play at the Eccles Theater Nov. 24 and 25. By Ellen Fagg Weist. · 42 minutes ago. An office shredder making debris that fills the air like falling snow creates scenic ...

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  • Letter: Free college would bring many benefitsLetter: Free college would bring many benefits

    Tuition-free college is an act a vast number of students would value and it would increase the amount of college attendees. As of right now, there are a lot of young adults who do not pursue an education higher than high school. There are various reasons why young adults don’t attend college or a university but the main reason still happens to be that our young adults can’t afford to get a higher education.We ask ourselves: Will making tuition free increase the number of an educated population? The answer is yes, the more people that are educated, more opportunities there will be for our country. Which in fact comes with a lot of benefits, like resulting in economic growth.By making tuition free, we would see economic growth resulting in more jobs and they will more likely fill up the higher-level occupations and that could lead to contributing to create more jobs for those with higher education.The bottom line is that making tuition free for those who want to attend or get higher education, would result in a lot of benefits. Colleges would have more students enrolled and our country would see economic growth.Daniela Ruiz, St. George

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  • What wine to serve at Thanksgiving? Here are 7 strategies to tryWhat wine to serve at Thanksgiving? Here are 7 strategies to try

    It’s that time of year again. It gets light later and dark earlier, the leaves surrender and fall from the trees, and everything at Trader Joe’s transforms into pumpkin spice. That can mean only one thing: It’s time to choose wines for Thanksgiving.The wine industry would have you fret over what wine to serve with your turkey and trimmings. Yams with mini-marshmallows? Cranberry sauce? Even turkey itself is supposedly unfriendly to wines.Nonsense. Don’t sweat it. You have more to worry about on Thanksgiving than wines. Why not have a little fun and pick a theme? Here are several ideas:1. Choose wines based on your heritage German blood flowing in your veins? Select a few Rieslings. Italian or French? You’ve got it made. If your great-granduncle once looked in the direction of Austria, open a few gruner veltliners and maybe a zweigelt for the red-wine lovers in your family. Latin America in your background? You have a wealth of choices from Chile, Argentina or Uruguay. If, like me, you are Scotch-Irish and married Chinese, well, consider Plan B.2. Choose wines based on your nameThis is fun and easy, and a great promo for Smith-Madrone, an excellent Napa Valley producer. (There may not be many people named for trees, but the Smith part is easy.) Personally, I’m drawn to McIntyre wines from California’s Central Valley. I’m not related to Steve McIntyre, but he makes nice wines and I like having a family label. You will not have to search very hard to find a wine that matches or comes close to your given or family name. Worth a try, anyway.3. Where did you travel this year? Relive your vacation to Barcelona with wines from Spain, your visit to Lisbon with savory reds from the Douro Valley or Alentejo in Portugal. Maybe you brought home a special bottle from a winery you visited in your travels around the United States. What are you waiting for? Open it.4. Celebrate the harvestThanksgiving was all about the harvest, after all. Beaujolais Nouveau is released one week before turkey day and is meant to celebrate the season just completed. Have at least one bottle of this on hand to toast fall and the coming winter. If you want to extend the theme, Beaujolais is a delicious, food-friendly wine. Have a few older ones on hand (and by older, I mean 2016 or back just a few years). Beaujolais Cru, labeled for their villages, such as Fleurie and Chiroubles, add a level of complexity and nuance. And a variation on that theme . . .5. Go localMaybe you visited nearby wineries recently and experienced the excitement of harvest. It’s the best time of year for winemakers, as their efforts during the growing season come to fruition and the delicious work in the cellar begins. Raise a glass in their honor. You may even be able to find an early release “nouveau” wine from the 2017 harvest. A variation on this theme: cider. Support your local cideries by opening a bottle or three for Thanksgiving. These are food-friendly and low-alcohol beverages to carry you through the meal.6. Bubbles, bubbles, bubblesBubbles go with anything and everything, after all. Start by welcoming your guests with a pleasant Italian prosecco, then serve a nice cava from Spain, a cremant from France and a rich sparkler from California, Oregon or New York, progressing from lighter to richer and heavier wines. If you’re a trend follower, start with a petillant-naturel, or pet-nat, from a local winery or - well, it doesn’t really matter, any place that makes a bubbly with a crown cap. And end with Champagne, the ne plus ultra of sparkling wine, with the richness to match the turkey and stuffing, the cheese and maybe even the pumpkin pie.7. Host a “Friendsgiving” Invite your guests to bring a bottle of wine or two of their choosing. These could be from any of the themes above, or just something they enjoy with a special dinner. Then you can enjoy a variety of wines, each special to your guests, and share the stories that make wine so personal and special.When all else fails, remember my perennial advice: Open one of everything. Or at least, a variety. Every bottle won’t perfectly complement every dish and please every diner, but each will find at least one partner and fan, and the cumulative effect will be a happy one. And that’s what Thanksgiving is all about.McIntyre blogs at dmwineline.com

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  • Utah actor delivers the sparkle-jolly joy of ‘Elf’ in touring production opening soon in Salt Lake CityUtah actor delivers the sparkle-jolly joy of ‘Elf’ in touring production opening soon in Salt Lake City

    An office shredder making debris that fills the air like falling snow creates scenic magic for actor Heather Jefferies. The recent Brigham Young University graduate plays Deb, an office manager, in the national tour of “Elf,” the good-hearted musical.For Jefferies, 23, a Sacramento, Calif. native, one of the highlights of the first act is performing the song “Just Like Him.” The scene unfolds the story of what happens the first time Buddy, a North Pole-raised orphan, visits the New York office Deb manages for his biological father, Walter. As the shredded snow falls around her, the actor says she loves the opportunity to pause, in concert with her character, and appreciate the stage magic around her.The national tour of the 2010 Broadway musical will play downtown’s Eccles Theater Friday through Sunday.“Elf,” the 2003 movie, became a generational holiday hit, as Will Ferrell made comedic catnip out of the story of Buddy, whose size and toymaking klutziness make him genetically out-of-step among the elves in Santa’s workshop. He heads out to find his father and to help naughty and nice New Yorkers rediscover the “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” sentiment — as one song tells it — of the holiday. Utah theatergoers might remember the brightly colored, tuneful show at Pioneer Theatre Company in 2013, in one of the musical’s first regional productions. As guest director Dan Knechtges told it: “Good froth always has depth.”Landing a fall run of the touring holiday musical was something of a surprising pre-wedding present for Jefferies, and she and her fiancé agreed to postpone their wedding so she could take the role. The tour’s last show is Dec. 31. On Jan. 2, she’ll return to Provo to marry Adam Jefferies, whom she met at BYU’s music dance and theater program. After he graduates in April, the couple plan to move to New York City to pursue acting careers.Jefferies will be familiar to many Utah theatergoers with her string of three performances in Hale Centre Theatre’s “Oklahoma!,” “Big Fish” and the regional premiere of “The Pirate Queen,” where the actor was billed under her family name, Heather McDonald. Swordfighting in a dress changes everything about how your character moves, the actor told The Tribune early last year about playing Irish leader Grace O’Malley.Actors have to self-brand, she says with a laugh, explaining why she adopted her husband-to-be’s name early after realizing there was already an actor named Heather McDonald enrolled in the actors union. The actor says the musical’s big production numbers, such as “A Christmas Song” and its signature “Sparklejollytwinklejingley,” seem especially popular with audiences, even in pre-Thanksgiving shows. The cast has enjoyed seeing theatergoers wear Christmas sweaters to the show and hearing them quote favorite lines along with the characters onstage.As Deb, whom she describes as “very charactery,” isn’t in those numbers, Jefferies says she likes to get caught up in the magic all over again as she watches from the wings.Have a Buddy, Buddy Christmas When • Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. show on Saturday Where • Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main St., Salt Lake City Tickets • $27-$75 (plus fees), at 801-355-ARTS (2787), artsaltlake.org or the theater box office

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  • Utah Navajos will soon have more political power in San Juan County, though some don’t like the changesUtah Navajos will soon have more political power in San Juan County, though some don’t like the changes

    Bluff • The old saw, nothing is easy in San Juan County, was born out this week as residents weighed in on proposals that could tilt political power to the Navajo community for the first time since the arrival of white settlers.Nonetheless, there were many Navajos who spoke out against the court ruling that the existing voting districts in the sprawling southeastern Utah county were in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the 14th Amendment.Virginia Jim, a Navajo who lives near Hovenweep, said she didn’t like the Navajo Nation suing San Juan County, as it did in 2012, largely because the Window Rock, Ariz.-based government has ignored Utah Navajos, while the county has provided roads and schools.“The Navajo Nation just comes in here and disrupts everything,” she said at a public hearing in Bluff on Thursday. “At least San Juan County helps us. The Navajo Nation does nothing.”The Bluff meeting was one of pair of public hearings called by federal District Judge Robert Shelby, who found last year that San Juan County’s voting districts for County Commission and school board were flawed and did not protect the voting rights of Navajos.After the County Commission failed to draw new voting districts that met constitutional muster, Shelby requested that an independent expert — Bernard Grofman, a political science professor at the University of California, Irvine — analyze population data and create alternatives.The county of 16,895 residents is at least 50 percent American Indian and 47 percent white, according to the latest data.Grofman presented three voting district maps for the County Commission and two for the school board. All of them could result in a Navajo majority for both the three-member commission and five-member school board — something that hasn’t occurred before.Shelby wanted to hear from San Juan County residents to consider the comments on the maps before he makes a final decision as early as this December. Few speakers differentiated between the proposals, instead focusing on the political dynamic in the county.Harrison Johnson, a Navajo, told a crowd of about 100 at the second meeting in Monticello that his people and Anglos were working together to build a better county and he didn’t appreciate the nation’s lawsuit. Now there is growing friction between the groups.“The Navajo Nation is causing all this trouble, and we don’t like this,” he said. “They say there is discrimination. But there is no discrimination. They are putting us Navajo against the whites.”Some Anglos expressed confusion about how the sprawling county is governed when the southern slice of San Juan County is part of the Navajo Nation.Jay Mueller of Mexican Hat said the Navajo Nation ought not have a say in San Juan County politics. “Can you have a nation within a nation?” he asked. “You have to decide one way or the other. I say, Washington, D.C., tear down that wall.”Although the county receives millions of dollars a year aimed at providing services and programs for Navajos, a lingering concern for many Anglos is that tribal members who live on the reservation do not pay property taxes. As such, the argument goes, Navajos should not be in control of the county budget.That didn’t sit well with Nathan Sosa of Bluff. “Just because you don’t own property, doesn’t mean you don’t get to vote,” he said. “I believe these maps are a long time coming. This could have been taken care of a long time ago.”Before 1984, County Commission seats were elected on an at-large basis. But a federal court decree that year yielded three districts, one of which is almost entirely Navajo. In 1986, for the first time, a Navajo, Mark Maryboy, was elected to the commission. Since then, despite new Census data in 1990 and 2000, no modifications have been made to San Juan’s voting districts.Jonathan Nez, the vice president of the Navajo Nation, defended Shelby’s order to redraw the districts.“It’s the 21st century and we still have discrimination. The Navajo citizens want equity,” he said at the Bluff meeting. “We just want our folks to decide who represents them.”Although some castigated the proposed maps as gerrymandering, Grofman said the conceptual plans adhered to the law. The proposals cannot violate the “one person, one vote” mandate and race cannot be a prominent factor when drawing lines, he said. Beyond that, the districts should be of similar population size.All of the present commissioners, including a Navajo, Rebecca Benally, have voiced objection to the court’s ruling. The most outspoken of them, Phil Lyman, said the entire process was biased.“We deserve an impartial judge and I don’t think we have an impartial judge. I think you should recuse yourself,” he told Shelby to applause in Monticello.The judge in 2015 had overseen a trial in which Lyman was convicted of misdemeanor crimes for having led a group of motorized vehicles up Recapture Canyon, federal land where such use is not allowed. Lyman is continuing to appeal his conviction in federal court.Some Anglos, including Kay Shumway of Blanding, said the new maps looked to be based on race. “This does not seem right to me,” Shumway said.But Leonard Gorman, the executive director of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, said that was not so.“The Navajo people are a protected people under the Voting Rights Act,” he said. “This is not racist, this is what the Voting Rights Act requires.”

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  • What to watch for: Your Utah vs. Washington guideWhat to watch for: Your Utah vs. Washington guide

    Time, Place and [Radio Waves in] Space • Utah makes a trip to Lake Washington and Husky Stadium in its final Pac-12 road game of 2017 at 8:30 p.m. MT Saturday. You can watch on ESPN or listen on 700 AM.Line • Washington is a 17.5-point favorite over the Utes as of Friday.Records • Utah 5-5, (2-5 Pac-12); No. 16 Washington 8-2, (5-2 Pac-12)Opposing coach • Chris Petersen is in his fourth year as coach of the Huskies. Hired in 2013 after a stellar eight-year stint at Boise State, it took Petersen three seasons to get Washington back on the map. The Huskies went 12-2 in 2016, winning the Pac-12 and earning their first shot at the College Football Playoff and an eventual loss to Alabama in the semifinal matchup. Washington finished the year No. 4 in the polls. Washington is 35-16 (22-13 in Pac-12) under Petersen. The coach went 92-12 at Boise State from 2006 to 2013, going 57-6 in conference play, helping put the Broncos on the national map with two undefeated seasons (2006 and 2009). Petersen began his coaching career at his alma mater, UC Davis, in 1987. He made stops at Pittsburgh, Portland State and Oregon before landing at Boise State in 2001.Utah ties • Washington’s defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski spent a year at Snow College in Utah in 1997 as the co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach. Huskies defensive line coach Ikaika Malloe spent 2014-2015 at Utah State as the defensive line coach. Freshman wide receiver Ty Jones grew up in Utah and was an all-state talent at Provo High School. Jones, a former Utah commit, has played in seven games for the Huskies this season. Game day threads • The Utes will be in an all-white combo against the purple and gold of the Huskies. The jersey numbers are red, outlined in black with red and black stripes down the side of the pants. The white helmet with the traditional red block U has a series of black, white and red stripes down the middle of it. This is the second time in 2017 that Utah will be in an all-white combo, the last time coming in the 41-20 loss at Oregon on Oct. 28.#ICYMI: this week’s uniform combo for #UTAHvsUW @jayhowwie pic.twitter.com/217hNDHYU8— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) November 15, 2017 Pregame quotable • Petersen, when asked how his team plans to re-center after the loss at Stanford: “It’s not always going to be a bed of roses. These are hard-fought games. The good teams, good players, gritty teams, they’re going to come back to work. There’s no chance for feeling sorry for ourselves. Everybody in the conference and everybody else around’s throwing a party [because] we lost.”Media guide nugget • The 2017 Huskies are, as the media guide states, a “demonstrably young team.” Washington has 40 freshmen and 26 sophomores compared to 27 juniors and only 16 seniors. More than 60 percent of Washington’s players have three or more years of eligibility left. Telling stat • The 100-yard factor. According to Washington’s media guide, the Huskies are 211-66-3 (.759) since 1947 when a player rushes for 100 yards in a game. Washington is 4-1 in 2017 in such cases and went 8-0 a year ago. Running back Myles Gaskin this year joined Napoleon Kaufman and Chris Polk as the only players in program history to rush for 1,000 yards or more in three seasons. Gaskin tied the UW record for rushing touchdowns with 37, matching former RB Bishop Sankey.Utah LB Donavan Thompson (12 tackles against Wazzu) looks back on the loss and how the Utes are determined to make it to a bowl game. pic.twitter.com/jcy21BSUZm— Salt Lake Tribune Sports (@sltribsports) November 13, 2017 Huskies offensive outlook • The Jake Browning Hype Train has slowed in 2017. A year after the junior quarterback threw for 3,340 yards and 43 touchdowns, the offense has come back to earth in 2017. Browning has thrown for 2,097 yards and 16 touchdowns in 10 games. His quarterback rating remains high at 153.9, but the explosive offense the Huskies featured a year ago didn’t carry over into 2017. Gaskin has had a standout junior campaign, rushing for 1,038 yards and amassing 15 total touchdowns. Senior tailback Lavon Coleman has six touchdowns this year. While the passing numbers aren’t astronomical, Washington ranks No. 2 in the Pac-12 in scoring offense with 36.9 points per game but just No. 9 in total offense at 404 yards per outing.Huskies defensive outlook • If not for Bryce Love’s Heisman-worthy second-half performance last Friday night, the Huskies would enter this game against Utah as the No. 1 defense in the country. But Love’s 166 yards on 30 carries dropped the vaunted Washington defense down a couple of pegs nationally. Regardless, the Huskies are one of the best defenses around. Paced by defensive linemen Vita Vea and Greg Gaines, Washington is No. 4 in the nation in rushing defense, allowing just 101.5 yards per game. The Huskies are the No. 2 scoring defense in college football, allowing 13 points per game. Sophomore safety Taylor Rapp, last year’s Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and a Freshman All-American, is one of the premier defensive backs in the conference. Petersen announced Wednesday that star linebacker Azeem Victor has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested last weekend on suspicion of DUI.Here’s Chris Petersen on Azeem Victor’s suspension: pic.twitter.com/P0xDlTNexS— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) November 16, 2017 Injury report • Wide receiver Chico McClatcher suffered a season-ending ankle injury in September. Senior tight end David Ajamu suffered a broken ankle in fall camp. Starting left tackle Trey Adams suffered a season-ending knee injury in the loss at Arizona State in mid-October. Cornerback Jordan Miller broke his ankle at ASU as well and is out for the rest of 2017. Cornerback Byron Murphy has missed much of the year due to a broken foot. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said the Utes have at least six players who are game-time decisions at Washington, but he did not identify any particular player. Utah was without leading wide receiver Darren Carrington II, starting safeties Chase Hansen and Marquise Blair (season-ending knee injury vs. UCLA), guard Jordan Agasiva and linebacker Sunia Tauteoli last week. Utah saw starting defensive end Kylie Fitts and starting cornerback Casey Hughes leave with an injury and not return against Washington State.Utah OC Troy Taylor assesses the state of the Utes offense ahead of the road trip to Washington this weekend. pic.twitter.com/Kh5D3fIfUp— Salt Lake Tribune Sports (@sltribsports) November 15, 2017 Three Big Questions1. Who is available? The scuffling Utes are dealing with the toll of another long season, and injuries are mounting each week. Defensively, Utah held its own against one of the more prolific offenses in the country while down as many as seven starters at one point last week. A repeat performance on the road at Husky Stadium is a tall ask if the Utes are without so many key playmakers on defense. Whittingham said he hopes Agasiva, who has been out since suffering a lower leg injury against ASU on Oct. 21, can return this week. Utah certainly could use Carrington against one of the top defenses around, but he is questionable, too.2. How miffed are the Huskies? The Utes are about to find out. Whittingham has said as much since his postgame presser after the loss to Wazzu last week. He expects Washington, coming off a loss at Stanford that essentially buried any hope of a return to the CFP, to be an “angry, angry football team.” Which could spell trouble for the Utes, who enter the game undermanned due to injury and on the heels of a seven-turnover performance against the Cougars last weekend.3. Which offense shows up? Utah seemed to put the month of October behind itself in the rout of UCLA two weeks ago, seeing the return-to-form of quarterback Tyler Huntley and a career-high night from running back Zack Moss. But that was against one of the worst defenses in college football. The Utes were overwhelmed by their own mistakes against Wazzu, putting the Cougars on short fields throughout the evening. The topic of the offense has, yet again, been the storyline of the season for Utah. It’s a new offense, with a new offensive coordinator, yet the same, similar problems are plaguing the Utes. Red-zone troubles have been an issue, the third-down conversion rates are troublesome and the lack of a consistent rushing attack allows defenses to focus on stopping Huntley.

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  • Tony Jones on the NBA: Ex-Jazzman Jeff Hornacek is finding success with the Knicks doing it his wayTony Jones on the NBA: Ex-Jazzman Jeff Hornacek is finding success with the Knicks doing it his way

    A rise back to respectability is so complex, and yet so simple for Jeff Hornacek.The man holding him back from coaching the New York Knicks the way he wanted and deserved no longer is involved with the organization. Hornacek won’t say it, so I’ll say it for him.Phil Jackson is gone, a team president no more, which means his directive to run the dated triangle offense also is gone. That means Hornacek is free to be a coach, not a robot.The coaching reins have been loosened.“I think last year, our style, we were trying to mix it with the triangle style,” Hornacek said. “This year, we aren’t trying to mix it. That’s the biggest difference.”The Knicks are 8-7, including 1-4 on the road, so they haven’t yet learned how to win away from Madison Square Garden. Their roster still has a lot of growth remaining, and that may take a few years.But the Knicks no longer are a laughingstock. They no longer are the punchline of the NBA. They no longer are the comedy on Broadway.And Hornacek deserves credit for that.The former Utah Jazz shooting guard is blessed to have Kristaps Porzingis as his best player. The 7-foot-3 power forward has taken a significant leap and is one of the best 15 players in the NBA. Porzingis is averaging 27.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. He’s averaging 2.3 blocked shots per game and certainly will make the All-Star team for the first time.Hornacek is playing him inside and on the perimeter, putting him in positions to produce in half-court sets and allowing him to get out in transition. Porzingis is experiencing the same freedom as a player that Hornacek is as a coach after Carmelo Anthony was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.“I think the biggest thing is Kristaps has learned how to score when the game slows down,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “He’s a special talent, and he’s blossomed this year.”But New York’s relative success is about more than Porzingis. Hornacek has taken Enes Kanter and made him very productive in the paint. He’s taken Jarrett Jack and once again made him a viable NBA starter at point guard. He’s found a role as a bench scorer for Doug McDermott. Tim Hardaway Jr. is at least somewhat justifying the huge contract the Knicks inexplicably gave him over the summer.The bottom can fall out over a long season. There isn’t a lot of youth and talent on the roster outside of Porzingis and rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina. Kanter is a starter, so the Knicks only are going to be so good defensively. And there isn’t much depth.But at least the Knicks are competitive. At least MSG has a pulse. The Garden was rocking as the Knicks rallied for a win over Utah this week. The crowd was on its feet, the mood was festive. Basketball felt right again. This hasn’t been the case in past years. There hasn’t been hope for basketball in the NBA’s most visible market. Changing that is good for everyone for the Knicks and the NBA.Allowing Porzingis to continue growing is the biggest priority. He has a chance to be the best player the franchise has had since Patrick Ewing. Leading New York to a playoff berth would be a great start for him in his first year as the No. 1 option.Keeping the Knicks relevant — that’s quite the feat for Porzingis and Hornacek. They’ve done for a month. Can they do it for five more?NBA POWER RANKINGS 1. Boston Celtics (14-2) • Lost their first two games of the season and haven’t suffered defeat since. 2. Golden State Warriors (11-4) • Came up short in Boston on Thursday in the NBA’s best matchup so far this season. 3. Houston Rockets (12-4) • James Harden is your early MVP leader. 4. Minnesota Timberwolves (10-5) • Unbeaten in the Northwest Division so far, a meaningful feat. 5. Toronto Raptors (10-5) • Former Utes point guard Delon Wright hurt his shoulder and will miss time. 6. San Antonio Spurs (10-6) • Chugging along without Kawhi Leonard. 7. Detroit Pistons (10-5) • Lost a huge lead Friday night in Indiana against the Pacers. 8. Denver Nuggets (9-6) • The young talent is coming together. 9. Cleveland Cavaliers (9-7) • They’ve won four straight but still are too reliant on LeBron James. 10. Washington Wizards (9-6) • Suffered bad home loss to the Heat on Friday. 11. Philadelphia 76ers (8-6) • Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are the future of the league. 12. Milwaukee Bucks (8-6) • The trade for Eric Bledsoe already paying off. 13. Orlando Magic (8-7) • Have cooled after hot start. 14. Portland Trail Blazers (8-7) • They have a mediocre record with a good net rating (plus 5.1). 15. New York Knicks (8-7) • Jeff Hornacek, Kristaps Porzingis leading mini-resurgence. 16. Indiana Pacers (8-8) • Have hope with young core playing well. 17. New Orleans Pelicans (8-8) • Anthony Davis injured yet again. 18. Oklahoma City Thunder (7-8) • Russell Westbrook shoots 5 of 22 in loss to Spurs. 19. Memphis Grizzlies (7-7) • Star point guard Mike Conley not at 100 percent. 20. Miami Heat (7-8) • Much like the Jazz, they need a go-to scorer. 21. Brooklyn Nets (6-9) • They lose D’Angelo Russell indefinitely to knee surgery. 22. Utah Jazz (6-10) • have lost seven of their last eight. 23. Los Angeles Lakers (6-10) • Forget best rookie. Kyle Kuzma may be their best player. 24. Los Angeles Clippers (5-9) • Ravaged by injury. 25. Charlotte Hornets (5-9) • Have lost six consecutive games. 26. Phoenix Suns (6-11) • Devin Booker has improved significantly. 27. Sacramento Kings (4-11) • A mere 1-8 on the road. 28. Chicago Bulls (3-10) • Scoring just 94 points per game, worst in the Eastern Conference. 29. Atlanta Hawks (3-12) • A franchise essentially starting over. 30. Dallas Mavericks (2-14) • Lost to Minnesota by almost 30 on Friday night.

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  • Patients evacuated as fire destroys E. Idaho nursing homePatients evacuated as fire destroys E. Idaho nursing home

    Officials in southeastern Idaho say a fire has gutted a nursing home, but all the patients made it out without serious injuries.

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  • Former Utah fire chief pleads guilty to starting wildfireFormer Utah fire chief pleads guilty to starting wildfire

    A former Utah Highway Patrol trooper and fire chief on Tuesday pleaded guilty to intentionally starting a wildfire in northeastern Utah this summer — the second wildfire he has been indicted for this year. Rex Richard Olsen, 37, pleaded guilty to starting a fire on June 9 that burned roughly 1,000 acres of sagebrush and grass near the town of Maeser, about 30 miles away from his own home in Roosevelt.The blaze forced a subdivision of Maeser to evacuate, and temporarily shut down State Route 121. He was charged in 8th District Court with second-degree felony arson. A misdemeanor for violating wildfire prevention restrictions was dismissed as part of the plea deal. Investigators found a match and a cigarette where the fire started. According to court documents, the cigarette acted as a “timed fuse.” In an interview with fire officials, Olsen said he started the fire “because he wanted to feel the excitement of it.” The damage the fire caused totaled more than $800,000, according to the Utah Attorney General’s office. The felony arson charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.In October, Olsen was federally indicted with starting another wildfire in the same area. The fire burned nearly 2,500 acres of brush on Bureau of Land Management land about 20 southeast of Vernal. The blaze — which started May 30 — took four days to contain and it temporarily closed U.S. Highway 40. If convicted of the federal charges, Olsen could face up to five years in prison.Olsen worked as a UHP trooper from 2004 to 2012. He left voluntarily to work in the private sector, but was rehired in 2016, according to the Department of Public Safety. He was fired on July 1, after an internal investigation by DPS. According to previous news reports, Olsen was the fire chief in Neola, a small town in Duchesne County.

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  • Letter: Taking a stand — or a kneel — is crucialLetter: Taking a stand — or a kneel — is crucial

    The only way we as people in the U.S. can change something we feel strongly about is by taking a stand, or a kneel. Kneeling during the national anthem is a way of “speaking” for NFL football players. It all began on Sept. 24, And after the president’s statement regarding this protest, over 200 of the players sat or knelt during the national anthem.If these players can’t vocally express their opinion, they can do it through their actions. Nothing about these players taking a knee during our country’s national anthem should offend anyone. They are just using their rights to freedom of speech to advocate for something they feel strongly about. This “stand” got so much attention because it is unexpected from professionals. But having our community come together to fight against what they think is wrong is definitely what we need more of.As a high school student, our right to protest is important because it is one way that draws attention from the public and gets people acting on the protest. People protest because they want to be heard and they want to see change, and that’s what should happen.Abigayle Kendell, Murray

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  • Hate crimes increasing in Utah and most are race related, FBI data saysHate crimes increasing in Utah and most are race related, FBI data says

    Incidents of hate crimes in Utah rose significantly for the first time in two years in 2016, and based on complaints and investigations this year, the local FBI believes those numbers will continue to rise.Last year, local law enforcement reported 66 incidents to the FBI, ranking Utah No. 23 out of the 49 reporting states and the District of Columbia, according to recently released 2016 hate crime statistics.Those 66 incidents encompass 72 offenses, or individual crimes, reported in 2016. The most common was simple assault, with 22 instances, followed by vandalism at 18 and crimes against society — drug, gambling, prostitution, weapons violation or animal cruelty offenses — at 13.Incidents rose from 47 in 2014 and 50 in 2015, aligning with a national upward trend.Across the U.S., agencies reported 6,121 incidents of hate crimes last year. That number marked a five-year high.Of those, most were committed against people because of their race, ethnicity or ancestry, followed by their religious affiliation and sexual orientation.Despite ranking No. 23 out of 50 reporting locales, Michelle Pickens, FBI supervisory special agent with the civil rights squad at the Salt Lake City Field Office, said she considers Utah’s numbers to be on the lower side of the national trend.She attributes that in-part to the Beehive State’s demographics.“When you compare us to other states, we’re not very diverse. So our incidents may not be as high as they are in diverse states,” she said. “However, that does not mean that they don’t happen here.”Based on her department’s work this year, she also said incidents will continue rising.Hate by the numbersThe annual FBI hate crimes report doesn’t break down statewide incidents by the targeted group, but Pickens said Utah didn’t deviate from those nationwide statistics.Nationally, more hate crimes — 1,739 across the U.S. — were committed against black people than any other race. Anti-Hispanic or Latino incidents ranked second, at 344 incidents.Jewish people were most likely to face the brunt of hate crimes targeting a person’s religion, with 684 reported incidents, about 54 percent of the total. Those incidents involved 862 victims, up nearly 18 percent from 2015 . Muslims were the target of 307 incidents, a nearly 20 percent increase from the year before.Following that trend, that means of the 47 hate crimes in Utah that targeted race, most were committed because the victim was black. Of the eight reported crimes committed against someone because of their religion, it’s likely the perpetrator was anti-Jewish.Bias against sexual orientation was the second most prevalent among Utah hate crimes, with nine reported incidents, compared to 1,076 across the country. National statistics show gay men were the most common targets of those crimes, accounting for 675 instances.While Utah numbers are climbing, FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Barnhart said the bureau isn’t ready to posit why.“Is that better reporting? Are we doing better outreach to communities, saying if you experience this crime report it,” Barnhart said. “That’s what we don’t know, because it’s so underreported, we don’t know if it’s a true spike or just better reporting.”Equality Utah Executive Director Troy Williams attributed the increase to the U.S.’s current rancorous political climate and politicians who are “stirring up fear towards people who are different.”“I think that when that kind of political rhetoric towards undocumented folks, or Muslim Americans, or gay and transgender people, when that kind of rhetoric gets racheted up, it gives permission for people to inflict violence on minority groups,” Williams said.The Southern Poverty Law Center’s analysis of the FBI statistics also attributed the nationwide increase in hate crimes — particularly those committed against Muslims — to politics, specifically the election and rhetoric of President Donald Trump.Ajudicating hateAmong other causes, Equality Utah has advocated for an updated hate crimes statute to replace the current law, which doesn’t enumerate protected groups and is limited to misdemeanor-level offenses.Since the statute was adopted in 1992, the law hasn’t resulted in an upheld conviction. Williams said that’s evidence it’s not working. Williams said he hopes the recently released numbers encourage legislators to pass a more effective bill — and fast.“This isn’t just for minorities. This is legislation that is needed for everybody,” he said. “We all have a race. We all have an ethnicity. We all have a sexual orientation and a gender identity, and a lot of us belong to a faith group.”Hate crimes do get prosecuted in Utah, though. It just happens on the federal level.A jury will hear one recent example Dec. 18 in U.S. District Judge Dee Benson’s courtroom. They will decide if Mark Porter violated his neighbor’s rights to fair housing.The attack began on Nov. 3, 2016, when the 7-year-old boy, who is black, rode his scooter near Porter’s Draper apartment. Porter allegedly called the boy a racial slur and told him to go away.The boy’s father came outside and told Porter not to speak to his son that way. That’s when Porter reportedly yelled, “You and your n***** son can get out of here,” and struck the man in the neck with a 1 million volt stun cane.If convicted, Porter faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.Federal statutes set a high bar for prosecution, meaning only the most violent — or potentially violent — crimes get tried, even if a lower-level offense was seemingly committed because of a person’s race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.An underreported problemDespite recorded increases in incidents over the past five years, experts believe the instances are significantly underreported.A Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of crime victimization from 2004 to 2015 found there are an average 250,000 hate crimes committed each year. Between 2011 and 2015, they found less than half of those crimes were reported to police.Pickens said her department typically learns of cases through the news or local police — not victims.“We wish more would come forward, but we think a lot of them are afraid to come forward,” she said.Not only do victims infrequently report, but also many law enforcement agencies don’t share data with the FBI, typically because of a lack of resources and the relative difficulty of reporting to the FBI.Of the 130 participating agencies in Utah, only 32 reported in 2016 — and that’s an increase from 2015, Barnhart said.“How can we give these overworked, under-resourced departments an easy mechanism to give us that data?” he said.The FBI is looking at incorporating NIBRS — the National Incident-Based Reporting System — into more agencies across the country to help solve the issue, Barnhart said. In 2015, only about one-third used the system.

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  • Utah’s Representatives don’t want to tax tuition waivers, but they voted to do it anyway Utah’s Representatives don’t want to tax tuition waivers, but they voted to do it anyway

    Utah graduate students would take a significant hit under the tax bill approved Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives, and the state’s federal delegation is counting on the Senate to fix the issue. Included in the many provisions of the House GOP tax proposal is a shift away from the traditional tax-free status of campus tuition waivers. Under the bill, those waivers — common among graduate students and the children of university employees — would be counted as personal income and taxed. All four of Utah’s elected representatives voted in favor of the House bill. But reached Friday by email, members of the state’s federal delegation said they are confident that the tax-free status of tuition incentives would be protected through negotiations between the House and Senate. “I share the concern about preserving the tuition waiver, which is being addressed in the Senate bill,” said Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah. “I am anticipating it will be preserved as the process moves forward.”David Kieda, dean of the University of Utah Graduate School, said wavier recipients would see a tax cut under the Senate proposal. But if the House bill becomes law, or if the wording of the final bill ends tax-free tuition waivers, a typical student would stand to lose thousands of dollars.He said he has run several scenarios tracking how the taxes on a tuition waiver would affect different types of students. Those calculations show a range of a 25 percent tax hike for an in-state student at the U., he said, to cases of an almost 200 percent increase for out-of-state and private school graduates.“It’s not just the federal taxes,” he said, “because if it becomes taxable for the feds, it becomes taxable for the state and also you have to pay [Federal Insurance Contributions Act taxes] on top of that.”The result of those changes would mean fewer students pursuing graduate degrees and taking longer to complete their degrees, he said, or a drop in the number of slots in graduate programs as schools are compelled to offer larger stipends and waivers to compensate for increased taxes.“You’ll have to shrink your graduate enrollment because your budget is fixed,” he said.Love said she voted in favor of the bill because of its “overwhelmingly positive impact” on Utahns in the form of economic growth and lower tax rates. When asked how the congresswoman would vote if a final bill removed the tax-free status, spokesman Rich Piatt said, “We don’t anticipate that happening.”Utah’s newest congressman, Republican Rep. John Curtis, described the vote as the first step in a long process of changing the U.S. tax code. Despite some reservations, he said, he voted for the bill to allow the legislative process to continue. “I support incentivizing education and not penalizing students earning graduate degrees,” Curtis said. “As the House and Senate continue to work through this process, my understanding is the Senate version of the bill includes the tuition waiver for graduate students, and I am hopeful that the final product will keep in place these important educational incentives.”Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, said he understands where the concerns over tuition waivers are coming from, adding that five of his children are enrolled in college and graduate school courses. “When the House and Senate work together, we are able to create a better product,” Stewart said. “I am in support of the Senate provisions that keep fundamental tuition programs intact. I am confident that these provisions will make it into the final bill after reconciliation.”Utah’s fourth congressman, Republican Rep. Rob Bishop, declined to provide a statement to The Tribune. Senate Republicans are developing their own tax reform proposal, with several key differences from the House counterpart. Any bill would have to pass both chambers before advancing to the president’s desk. Ending waivers’ tax-free status is “not in the Senate bill and we have no interest in putting it in the Senate bill,” said Conn Carroll, spokesman for Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.Matt Whitlock, spokesman for Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Hatch is focused on “transforming the nation’s tax system from a source of confusion into one that is simpler and fairer for all Americans, and that includes for educational pursuits.”Incentivizing higher education has a positive effect on the economy, Kieda said, as student earn degrees and return to the workforce at higher earning levels.“If this is supposed to fix the budget situation it doesn’t — it goes the wrong way and actually is irresponsible,” he said. “If you do a good budget analysis, you should be preferring to retain tuition waivers over the corporate tax cuts.”Spencer Jenkins, an assistant commissioner with the Utah System of Higher Education, said college and university administrators are communicating with Hatch’s office about the GOP bills."We’re watching it closely,” he said. “Obviously, there’s a lot of moving parts to it.”The House bill would not tax scholarship funds given to students. And Jenkins said it does not appear that undergraduate students who receive an out-of-state tuition wavier to attend a Utah school would be taxed. As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Hatch plays a central role in the development of the GOP’s tax bill. That position also has placed him under fire from critics of the bill’s more controversial elements, such as its repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate to get health insurance and the sunset of personal tax cuts that would cause many low- and middle-income earners to see higher taxes in the future.On Thursday, Hatch lashed out at a Democratic senator who argued that the GOP tax bill prioritizes tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy at the expense of middle-class Americans.“I come from the lower middle class, originally,” Hatch said. “We didn’t have anything. So don’t spew that stuff on me. I get a little tired of that crap.”

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  • AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

    AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young has died after battling dementia for several years, the band announced Saturday. He was 64. Young died at home with his family at this bedside, the band said in a statement. Young, along with his brother Angus, founded the legendary rock band in 1975 in Australia. “Renowned for his musical prowess Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many,” the statement said. “From the outset, he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show. Nothing less would do for their fans.” Angus Young, in a separate statement added that Malcolm took “great pride in all that he endeavored.” “His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed,” he wrote. “As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.” AC/DC was inducted in 2003 into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which described its sound as “scorched-earth, metallic hard rock which has rarely deviated from a template of headbanging-inducing guitar riffs, flashy drums and banshee-yell vocals.” “In the process, AC/DC have carved out a niche somewhere between hard rock and heavy metal that’s been an inspiration to aspiring musicians — and given us crank-up-the-volume radio staples ‘Back In Black,’ ‘Highway to Hell’ and ‘You Shook Me All Night Long,'” the hall of fame notes on its website. The band plans to create a memorial website at which fans can send messages to Malcolm Young’s survivors, including his wife, O’Linda; children, Cara and Ross; son-in-law, Josh; three grandchildren; and his sister and brother. The family has also asked that in lieu of flowers, fans donate to The Salvation Army.

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  • Cooper rewrites record book, saves best for last to lead Lehi to 5A championshipCooper rewrites record book, saves best for last to lead Lehi to 5A championship

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  • Trump puts big-game trophy decision on holdTrump puts big-game trophy decision on hold

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday that he has decided to put a decision about big-game trophies on hold. “Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts,” Trump said on Twitter. “Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you!” Trump was referencing his administration’s decision to remove restrictions on importing African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. His tweet came on the same day that a notice allowing elephant trophies from Zimbabwe appeared in the Federal Register. The decision meant Americans would soon be able to hunt the endangered big game, an activity that garnered worldwide attention in 2015 when a Minnesota dentist took Cecil, perhaps the world’s most famous lion, near a wildlife park in Zimbabwe. A US Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman said the move would allow the two African countries to include US sport hunting as part of their management plans for the elephants and allow them to put “much-needed revenue back into conservation.” Critics, however, note the restrictions were created by the Obama administration in 2014 because the African elephant population had dropped. The animals are listed in the Endangered Species Act, which requires the US government to protect endangered species in other countries. “We can’t control what happens in foreign countries, but what we can control is a restriction on imports on parts of the animals,” Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, said earlier this week. On Friday, Pacelle said, “Grateful to President Trump for reassessing elephant and lion trophy hunting imports. This is the kind of trade we don’t need.” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke issued a statement Friday night about putting the decision on hold: “President Trump and I have talked and both believe that conservation and healthy herds are critical. As a result, in a manner compliant with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, the issuing of permits is being put on hold as the decision is being reviewed.” Trump’s sons Donald Jr. and Eric are themselves big game hunters. Photos posted in 2012 by the website Gothamist show Donald Jr. holding an elephant tail. The website says the photos were from a 2011 hunt in Zimbabwe.

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  • Downtown Salt Lake ice rink starts season with frosty first nightDowntown Salt Lake ice rink starts season with frosty first night

    Noel Hogue, Sequoia Oswald and Nina Giardinelli skate on opening night at the Valda E. Tarbet Ice Rink in the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City on Friday evening.

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  • Tribune Editorial: Time to put out the fireworksTribune Editorial: Time to put out the fireworks

    Fireworks are lighting up the state capital again as legislators considered a bill on Wednesday to cut the number of days Utahns can embrace their pyromania. Legislators opened a committee bill file in August to review the issue, and are now moving forward with reforms. Utah is unique in that we celebrate not one, but two, firework-worthy holidays in July – Independence Day on July 4 and Pioneer Day on July 24. Many Utahns take the two holidays as a reason to celebrate all month long, much to the chagrin of their early-to-bed and animal-loving neighbors.Utah State Forester Brian Cottam told legislators in August that “stupid human tricks” doubled the cost of fighting wildfires to $18 million this year.Frequent phone calls and emails to government leaders voicing dissent over the month-long fireworks frenzy have worked. Legislators are considering a bill that would drastically cut the days residents could use fireworks to two days before and one day after both holidays. The Legislature legalized aerial fireworks in 2011 for the entire month of July, but scaled that back a year later to three days before and three days after each holiday. That’s still two full weeks. The proposed legislation is a significant change.Rep. Jim Dunnigan said back in August, “I think that maybe we can still have fun, but maybe not quite so long.”The proposed legislation will also give cities more control over their own city regulations. While cities still won’t be able to place an outright ban on fireworks within city limits, they will be able to place more restrictions on them, with input from fire officials. Additionally, those who sell fireworks will have to list legal dates to ignite them and maps where they are allowed.We’ve argued before that excessive fireworks play is not only bothersome, it is often outright dangerous. Fire departments in Salt Lake County this past July responded to nearly 70 fireworks-related calls this week. A Midvale apartment complex was evacuated. Part of Tooele burned. Two homes in Cottonwood were also heavily damaged.The Legislature is doing the right thing in scaling back July’s fire hazard. Utah’s dry, arid climate exacerbates the danger. And the tinder-dry, combustible foothills just beg for ignition. Fireworks negatively impact our air quality as well as neighborhood dogs and other family pets.It’s a completely preventable problem that we should be trying to prevent.

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  • Argentina searches for missing navy submarineArgentina searches for missing navy submarine

    ARGENTINA – An Argentine navy submarine with 44 crew members has been missing for three days after the Navy lost contact with it off the country’s Atlantic coast, the military service says. The ARA San Juan submarine was last spotted Wednesday in the San Jorge Gulf, a few hundred kilometers off the coast of southern Argentina’s Patagonia region, the navy said. Crews are searching for the vessel by air and sea, navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told reporters Friday. The submarine had been traveling from a base in far southern Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego archipelago to its home base in Mar del Plata, a city hundreds of miles to the northeast. The sub’s last known location in the San Jorge Gulf is nearly midway between the bases. The vessel had been due to arrive at its destination Sunday. Balbi said officials hope the crew would bring the sub to the surface, if able. “The submarine knows that if it does not have communication with land for this long, it has to surface,” Balbi said. News of the search struck a chord in the Vatican. Pope Francis, an Argentina native and a former archbishop of Buenos Aires, offered his “fervent prayers for the 44 officers aboard the ARA San Juan” in a message released on his behalf Saturday by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state. Francis encourages efforts to find the vessel and “asks that his closeness be conveyed to their families and to the military and civil authorities of the country in these difficult moments,” the message reads. Search efforts The Argentine navy said it ordered “all terrestrial communication stations along the Argentine coast to carry out a preliminary and extended search of communications and to listen into all the possible frequencies of the submarine.” The US Navy said it was helping. It will deploy a P8-A Poseidon maritime aircraft to Argentina on Saturday, the US Naval Forces Southern Command said in a statement. The 21-person US crew had been in El Salvador supporting “counter-illicit trafficking patrol operations,” the agency said in a statement. The aircraft was deployed to the western coast of Africa when a Korean ship sank in April and more recently, it was sent to Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. NASA also will help in the search with a P-3 Orion aircraft, agency spokeswoman Katherine Brown told CNN. She said the US plane was “already in Argentina on a scientific mission.” The P-3 is a turboprop aircraft capable of long-duration flights, according to NASA.

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  • Lehi’s Logan Bunker and Skyridge’s Alex Palmer reunite in the state championshipLehi’s Logan Bunker and Skyridge’s Alex Palmer reunite in the state championship

    Lehi linebacker Lincoln Bunker hung back as his teammates sprinted straight from the end of the handshake line across the field to thank their fans.As the crowd of purple roared, Bunker scanned the line of Skyridge players for Alex Palmer.The two seniors grew up together. They met when they were about 6 years old, Bunker said, and started playing football together in fourth grade. They faced off in the Class 5A state final Friday night in what would be a 55-17 Lehi victory at Rice-Eccles Stadium.“It was good to see him out there,” Palmer said. “He’s been through a lot, and we’ve been through a lot together, so it was good to see us both make it to the championship game. And it will always mean a lot to me.”Before Skyridge opened just three miles from Lehi in the fall of 2016, every Lehi student had the choice of whether to stay or go.For Palmer, the decision boiled down to where the majority of his friends were going. He tried to convince Bunker to come with him. Bunker tried to keep Palmer at Lehi.“He’s just my best friend,” Bunker said. “… When he first switched schools, it was really hard.”Skyridge’s football program grew remarkably fast. The Falcons became the fifth second-year team to ever earn a berth in the state title game. “I don’t regret it,” Palmer said about going to Skyridge. “Not a single regret about it.”Bunker and Palmer, who had played on the same team for years, never got to match up against each other in a high school game.Until Friday.“He’s a hell of a player,” Bunker said. “He did a hell of a job. He’s a good athlete — he’s a great athlete — and we just came out on top.”Palmer logged a team-high 11 carries and totaled 38 yards rushing. He was just as complimentary of Bunker, who tied middle linebacker Jeremy Hansmann in tackles to lead the Pioneers with seven apiece. Bunker also made a sack for a loss of 6 yards.When Bunker finally picked Palmer out of the postgame handshake line, the two exchanged a long hug.Then they headed separate directions, Bunker to hoist the championship trophy and Palmer to join his teammates as they quietly walked off the field.Lehi’s Lincoln Bunker on playing against longtime friend Alex Palmer of Skyridge. #TribPreps pic.twitter.com/DQmhnOUQe1— Trib Preps (@TribPrepsEd) November 18, 2017

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  • Goffin beats Thiem to set up ATP Finals semi with FedererGoffin beats Thiem to set up ATP Finals semi with Federer

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