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Loaded for bear: The best gun metaphors

Landon Y. Jones, Special to the Washington Post
Apr 18 2014 - 1:58pm

Sometimes it's the offhand remark that's the most telling. Indeed, the way we Americans casually, often unthinkingly, incorporate gun metaphors into our everyday slang says a lot about how deeply embedded guns are in our culture and our politics, and how difficult it is to control or extract them. Consider this list, presented as bullet points --...

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Atheists take aim at LDS Church with national conference in SLC

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 1:46pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.To that end, the American Atheists, in an effort to raise awareness and attract new members, are holding their annual conference over Easter weekend in the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Ogden man plays bass at night, works on veins by day

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 18 2014 - 1:37pm

OGDEN - When he's not dealing with narrowed arteries and blood vessels, John Diemel spends his time plucking, slapping, popping, tapping, thumping and picking his bass guitar for audiences throughout Northern Utah.Diemel is a member of Vintage Steel, a four-man local band that started 10 years ago when a few of the members got together just to jam.

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VIDEO: Dog walker benefits as much as Davis shelter canines

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 1:31pm

FRUIT HEIGHTS -- At a steady walking pace, volunteer Steve Turner is quickly becoming every Davis County shelter dog's best friend.Since April of 2012, Turner has been volunteering three to four times a week as a dog walker in treating the canines to a day out from the Davis County Animal Care & Control shelter in Fruit Heights.

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Utah power bill help for low-income customers

Contributed
Apr 18 2014 - 1:27pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Rocky Mountain Power offers a monthly bill discount to its residential customers who meet specific income guidelines.

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Ogden school board appoints new member

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 1:25pm

OGDEN -- Susan Richards was sworn in as the newest member of the Ogden school board, during a board meeting Thursday.Members of the board voted unanimously to approve the selection of Richards, who then took the oath of office.

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Vintage GT40 added to Miller Motorsports Park museum

Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 1:23pm

The Larry H. Miller Total Performance Museum, located at Miller Motorsports Park, has acquired a Ford GT40 No. P-104, the second-oldest existing Ford GT40, for its world-renowned collection of historically significant GT40s.

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Our View: A 383-vote Weber Commission

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 1:14pm

There is a delicious irony in that the future make-up of the Weber County Commission has been determined with 383 votes. We recall Commission Matt Bell's assertion that a successful bond for an improved Weber County system really shouldn't be taken seriously because only "17 percent" of actual voters determined the bond outcome. Seventeen...

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GALLERY: Photo Gallery: Sky View Vs Box Elder Boys April 18 2014

Brian Wolfer
Apr 18 2014 - 7:57pm

Sky View Vs Box Elder Boys in a close game. In Brigham City, on April 18 2014. Photos by Brian Wolfer

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Trustee for American mystery plane in Iran is Ogden-based Bank of Utah

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 6:27pm

OGDEN -- Ogden-based Bank of Utah has been identified as the trustee for an American plane sighted this week in Iran.The plane was spotted Tuesday morning by a New York Times reporter.The sighting is significant because American enterprises are typically barred from doing business in Iran due to economic sanctions and diplomatic tension. However,...

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Lawyer who defended Calif. gay marriage ban plans daughter’s same-sex wedding

Robert Barnes, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 6:01pm

The conservative lawyer who defended California's ban on gay marriage at the Supreme Court is at work on another project: planning his daughter's upcoming same-sex wedding ceremony.

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Davis Dems to decide lone contested race

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 5:51pm

KAYSVILLE -- The Davis County Democratic Party convention today will be highlighted by a party competition for the House Seat 19 nomination.The convention begins at 10 a.m. at Kaysville Junior High School, 100 E. 350 South.

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Kids soak in senses of Taylor farm visit

Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 5:43pm

TAYLOR -- One minute a crowd of children was watching a small herd of cows feeding on hay, and the next minute squeals of "ewww!" rang through the farmyard. Yep, a cow did what cows are known to do, right in front of the children. That's just the way it goes when schools take a field trip to a real farm.Dick and Jeanne Gibson opened their Taylor...

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VIDEO: Roy teen who prefers old time rock n' roll wins tickets to Eagles

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 5:36pm

ROY -- When it comes to music, 16-year-old Ariadanee Volk wishes she would have been born a few decades earlier.The Roy High School honors student loves the classic rock n' roll bands such as the Eagles.

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Patterson is new Clinton council member

Jennilyn E. Williams, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 18 2014 - 5:28pm

CLINTON - Barbara Patterson was appointed to the Clinton city council in a unanimous decision recently.

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VIDEO: Centerville trench collapse victim knew he had to save himself

JaNae Francis
Apr 18 2014 - 5:25pm

MURRAY - What would you do if your life depended on it?That's a question to which Sandy resident Luke Marti now knows the answer.

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VIDEO: Roy teen who prefers old time rock n' roll wins tickets to Eagles

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 5:36pm

ROY -- When it comes to music, 16-year-old Ariadanee Volk wishes she would have been born a few decades earlier.The Roy High School honors student loves the classic rock n' roll bands such as the Eagles.

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VIDEO: Centerville trench collapse victim knew he had to save himself

JaNae Francis
Apr 18 2014 - 5:25pm

MURRAY - What would you do if your life depended on it?That's a question to which Sandy resident Luke Marti now knows the answer.

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VIDEO: Layton neighborhood embroiled in dispute over chicken-killing terrier

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 5:18pm

LAYTON -- On a quiet street here a family tends to their chickens, oblivious to the danger that will soon ravage their backyard and kill nearly a dozen of their livestock.Three times in the past year the Wallace family has seen a bloodletting of scattered feathers in the form of what look like piles of leaves, all at the paws of a pure-bred...

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VIDEO: Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

Kristi Eaton, Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:16pm

DENVER -- A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

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VIDEO: Dog walker benefits as much as Davis shelter canines

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 1:31pm

FRUIT HEIGHTS -- At a steady walking pace, volunteer Steve Turner is quickly becoming every Davis County shelter dog's best friend.Since April of 2012, Turner has been volunteering three to four times a week as a dog walker in treating the canines to a day out from the Davis County Animal Care & Control shelter in Fruit Heights.

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VIDEO: 'One-take Romney' returns to political stage as GOP leader

Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, The Washington Post
Apr 18 2014 - 10:01am

One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego. He stepped off in Burbank, Calif., and caught a ride to a sound stage, where his on-again, off-again political consigliere, Mike Murphy, was waiting to shoot a commercial on a set that bore more than a passing resemblance to...

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VIDEO: Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 9:47am

KATMANDU, Nepal -- An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

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VIDEO: Burke says NBA reality was a pleasant surprise

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner columnist
Apr 18 2014 - 6:23am

Before he got to the Jazz, rookie point guard Trey Burke heard whispers about NBA veterans and what goes on behind the scenes.Petty stuff.Selfish stuff.Obnoxious stuff.

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GALLERY: Photo Gallery: Sky View Vs Box Elder Boys April 18 2014

Brian Wolfer
Apr 18 2014 - 7:57pm

Sky View Vs Box Elder Boys in a close game. In Brigham City, on April 18 2014. Photos by Brian Wolfer

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GALLERY: PHOTOS: Comic Con opening day in SLC

"Prussia" (Sami Whitesides), left, "HarleyQuinn" (Jade Lindgren), and "Zuko" (Mattie Csicsery) pose for a photo at the opening day of Salt Lake Comic Con, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo)

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:56pm

Characters and costumes at the opening day of Comic Con in Salt Lake City Friday.

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GALLERY: PHOTO GALLERY: Good Friday march in Ogden

Brian Wolfer
Apr 18 2014 - 2:23pm

Catholics march the street of ogden on good friday. On April 18 2014. Photos by Brian Wolfer

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GALLERY: 2014 Great Utah ShakeOut

Briana Scroggins
Apr 18 2014 - 1:49am

Clearfield Job Corps students volunteered to have moulage done for large disaster training purposes at the old Grandview Elementary School in Ogden on April 18, 2014.

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GALLERY: PHOTO GALLERY:Girls Softball, Payson vs. Bountiful High School

Robby Lloyd
Apr 18 2014 - 12:37am

‘Girls Softball, Payson vs. Bountiful High School. April 17, 2014 at Millcreek Junior High in Bountiful. (ROBBY LLOYD/ Special to the Standard-Examiner)’

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GALLERY: Ogden Community Soccer Complex Fundraising Event

Stephen Smith
Apr 17 2014 - 8:52pm

The Ogden Community Soccer Complex Committee holds a special event Thursday evening at the Marquardt Field House at Weber State University to support a new soccer complex.

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GALLERY: Roy High School Auto Show

Jamie Lampros
Apr 17 2014 - 2:57pm

Roy High School Auto Show

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GALLERY: 2014 National Gym Association’s Natural Utah Championships

Robby Lloyd
Apr 17 2014 - 1:11pm

‘The 2014 National Gym Association’s Natural Utah Championships at Layton High School in Layton, on April 12, 2014. (ROBBY LLOYD/ Special to the Standard-Examiner)

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GALLERY: Photo Gallery: Sky View Vs Box Elder Boys April 18 2014

Brian Wolfer
Apr 18 2014 - 7:57pm

Sky View Vs Box Elder Boys in a close game. In Brigham City, on April 18 2014. Photos by Brian Wolfer

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VIDEO: Roy teen who prefers old time rock n' roll wins tickets to Eagles

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 5:36pm

ROY -- When it comes to music, 16-year-old Ariadanee Volk wishes she would have been born a few decades earlier.The Roy High School honors student loves the classic rock n' roll bands such as the Eagles.

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VIDEO: Centerville trench collapse victim knew he had to save himself

JaNae Francis
Apr 18 2014 - 5:25pm

MURRAY - What would you do if your life depended on it?That's a question to which Sandy resident Luke Marti now knows the answer.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 5:35pm


VIDEO: Layton neighborhood embroiled in dispute over chicken-killing terrier

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 5:18pm

LAYTON -- On a quiet street here a family tends to their chickens, oblivious to the danger that will soon ravage their backyard and kill nearly a dozen of their livestock.Three times in the past year the Wallace family has seen a bloodletting of scattered feathers in the form of what look like piles of leaves, all at the paws of a pure-bred...

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GALLERY: PHOTOS: Comic Con opening day in SLC

"Prussia" (Sami Whitesides), left, "HarleyQuinn" (Jade Lindgren), and "Zuko" (Mattie Csicsery) pose for a photo at the opening day of Salt Lake Comic Con, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo)

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:56pm

Characters and costumes at the opening day of Comic Con in Salt Lake City Friday.

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VIDEO: Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

Kristi Eaton, Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:16pm

DENVER -- A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

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GALLERY: PHOTO GALLERY: Good Friday march in Ogden

Brian Wolfer
Apr 18 2014 - 2:23pm

Catholics march the street of ogden on good friday. On April 18 2014. Photos by Brian Wolfer

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VIDEO: Dog walker benefits as much as Davis shelter canines

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 1:31pm

FRUIT HEIGHTS -- At a steady walking pace, volunteer Steve Turner is quickly becoming every Davis County shelter dog's best friend.Since April of 2012, Turner has been volunteering three to four times a week as a dog walker in treating the canines to a day out from the Davis County Animal Care & Control shelter in Fruit Heights.

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