Monday, December 27, 2010

sf artifacts

Spent a few days in SF a few weeks ago, for a story on the ancient indian pottery market. Gov. raids here have turned this into a controversial topic and we weren't usually greeted with open arms over there. It was interesting, exploring a world I never really knew existed. Story here
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

last christmas

by the time christmas rolls around, I'm usually tired of anything to do with it. this year it was really nice, though, and this assignment on christmas day also was more real than the 'santa is visiting' stories i get so sick of. this was a refugee family from africa -- one of over 100 in our area that received clothes, toy and food donations. story here.
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daniel and shyanne and their baby alicen have spent over a month at the newborn icu at primary children's in salt lake.
we spent a little time with them for our a story in our faith section, here. slideshow. be patient.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas/Frohe Weihnachten

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Under the new healthcare law, Becky Smith can finally purchase insurance for her 12-year-old son Nathan who has epilepsy. But she recently found out that adding Nathan to their family policy will cost more than $1,000, nearly doubling their monthly premium. Smith plays with her children Savannah, 1, Ryan, 3, and Nathan at their West Jordan home, Wednesday, Dec. 22, dg 402

bret michaels @ bret michaels

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

posing for santa

mark and britnee cutting onions for crying portraits at terry gross.

for nyt: hep c

Robert Davis contracted Hepatitis C while working in the Navy in the 1970s. The disease has nearly destroyed his liver and side effects from drugs have caused the discs in his back to degenerate. Davis watches television at his home in Ogden, Utah, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. Audio and more photos of Davis and other Hep C patients here.

Monday, December 13, 2010

mitchell trial

spent the last two days of the trial in front of the court house, as part of a giant media frenzy surrounding the case. the photo with the pieces of paper is how the reporters inside the court house told us about the verdict - phones and internet aren't permitted in there. though freezing and rainy, it was really interesting to be there and watch everything unfold.

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People light their candles to commemorate World AIDS Day at the City County Building in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.aids dg 0597
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hatch. veterans day.
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DREAM prayer

a few days before the dream act made it through the house some people came together to pray for its passage. i don't think very many of them thought it would really happen.
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i like dogs. remember?
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

eating up delicate

Lensche came to visit and on day two got to experience the full extend of my job. what was planned as a quiet weekend at home with her, turned into a pretty exciting trip to moab to cover the manhunt for the guy who shot park ranger brody young. In the end we took some time to hike up to delicate arch, which I'd never seen. It was beautiful and she was beautiful and the time we spent was beautiful as well. And that's the explanation for the photos below. slideshow, be patient.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

golden hair

waiting outside the courthouse at night during the mitchell kidnapping trial.