17 years after Rhode Island fire, Great White concert generates controversy

In February 2003, hard rock band Great White was involved in one of the biggest and most infamous concert tragedies in music history, when pyrotechnics set off by their tour manager ignited flammable acoustic foam in the walls and ceiling of Rhode Island nightclub the Station. The resulting blaze killed 100 people, including Great White guitarist Ty Longley, and injured 230 others. (The band’s tour manager, Daniel Michael Biechele, later pleaded guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter and was given a 15-year sentence, though he only spent two years in prison; the two club-owners also received suspended sentences.) … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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How Utah cross-country, golf, swimming and track have measured up in Pac-12 since joining league

Utah’s Kyler Dunkle hits an iron during the final round of the 2019 Pac-12 Golf Championships at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon, on April 24, 2019. | Eric Evans, Courtesy Utah Athletics Note: Part of an occasional series on Utah’s upcoming 10th sports year in the Pac-12. SALT LAKE CITY — Welcome to another edition of 10-for-10, a group of lists noting how Utah sports teams have fared since joining the Pac-12 in 2011. As the Utes get ready for their 10th season as members of the conference, a sampling of statistical data from cross-country, golf, swimming and track and field to baffle both friends and foes: WOMEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY… Read More

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After dress rehearsal, pandemic a piece of cake for the ‘Provident Preppers’

Kylene and Jonathan Jones | Lee Benson, Deseret News PROVO — A year ago, Jonathan and Kylene Jones, of their own free will and choice, embarked on one of those quests of endurance that have your neighbors wondering if you might have finally gone off the edge. Some people hike the Appalachian Trail, some people climb Everest, some people see how long they can hold their breath without passing out. The Joneses? They decided they wouldn’t go to the store for three months. There was a method behind their apparent madness. For years, ever since they wrote a book called “The Provident Prepper” in 2014, they had been maintaining that… Read More

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COVID-19: Pop-up public plazas have some residents feeling left out in the cold

When a street plaza popped up mid-June near her apartment building on West 14th at the corner of Granville Street, Emma Simms and her neighbours took to it like pigeons take to public squares. A portion of the roadway had been blocked off to traffic and furnished with a motley array of mismatched tables, chairs and picnic benches. Simms and her neighbours, who had passed months of isolation as virtual shut-ins in their apartments, had a place for morning coffees and al fresco dining. It was bliss. “We loved it,” said Simms. The area is one of several “pop-up plazas” designated by the city as public spaces — part of… Read More

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David Eason: Maybe I Pistol-Whipped a Guy, But I’M the Real Victim Here!

Things aren’t going so well for Jenelle Evans and David Eason right now. And sure, things have never been truly good down on the swamp, but they’ve certainly been better than this. Last month, David was arrested twice within the span of a couple of days — once for not showing up for a court date, and once for allegedly assaulting a friend of Jenelle’s. More and more details have been coming out about that second arrest, but now David is officially sharing his side of the story. And what a story it is … 1. Yikes Here’s David posing for his mug shot after being arrested last month for… Read More

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The 4 biggest announcements from Ubisoft Forward

Ubisoft, like many other video game companies, was unable to host its typical in-person press conference at E3 in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, it hosted a digital event on Sunday called “Ubisoft Forward,” revealing more about its biggest upcoming games. Those included Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, its newly-announced battle royale shooter Hyper Scape, Far Cry 6, and more. The company says it also plans to hold another Ubisoft Forward showcase later this year. Ubisoft Forward comes at a difficult time for the company: Reports of a pervasive toxic culture at Ubisoft have recently come to light amid multiple allegations of misconduct levied against Ubisoft employees.… Read More

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Sandy couple’s 95th birthdays, 74th wedding anniversary celebrated in drive-by parade

Jack and Mary Lou Raymond wave to family as they celebrate their 95th birthdays and their 74th wedding anniversary with a drive-by parade in Sandy on Sunday, July 12, 2020. The couple have six children, 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandkids and three great-great-grandkids. Mary Lou’s birthday is July 14 and Jack’s is Aug. 16. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Jack and Mary Lou Raymond wave to family as they celebrate their 95th birthdays and their 74th wedding anniversary with a drive-by parade in Sandy on Sunday. The parade was led by five police cars and followed by a fire engine as about 25 cars filled with family members and other… Read More

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Heaps: Seahawks’ DK Metcalf should have a Pro Bowl season in Year 2

DK Metcalf had a standout rookie campaign for the Seahawks, setting new records and coming close to some others. Carroll: Hawks should be ‘really improved on defense’ after moves For example, Metcalf’s 89 yards in Week 1 snapped Steve Largent’s 43-year-old team record for most receiving yards in a Seahawks debut by a rookie. In Seattle’s postseason opener against Philadelphia, he hauled in seven passes for 160 yards to set single-game playoff receiving yards records both for the Seahawks franchise and for NFL rookies. And lest you think it was just a few breakout games for Metcalf, his 58 receptions and 900 yards in the regular season now stand as… Read More

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