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Utah Valley’s Newspaper Saturday


JUNE 23, 2012





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Smoke and flames are seen over homes as the Dump Fire burns near Saratoga Springs on Friday.

8,000 evacuated, 4,000 acres burned; 30 percent contained Inhale, or not

Jim Dalrymple DAILY HERALD


alm settled over the command center of a massive blaze Friday night as buses filled with fresh fire crews arrived and pitched tents to await the morning battle. The crews were among the hundreds of people fighting the Dump Fire, which was sparked Thursday morning by target shooters and was 30 percent contained by 10 p.m. Friday. Reports on the size and devastation varied. Continued on A2


Dr. Joseph Miner, director of the Utah County Health Department said people should be concerned about smoke and haze in the air. “The biggest problem is with the smoke. You should avoid the outdoors if you’re in a smoky area. Don’t use swamp coolers that bring air from the outside into your home,” Miner said. “People with asthma should have medication such as inhalers on hand.” He also advised having emergency drinking water and food on hand. “Emergency kits or 72hour kits are helpful. It always takes time to mobilize relief efforts,” Miner said.

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Amber Jensen makes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for her children, Whitney, left, Emily, and Kirsten (not pictured) at Westlake High School.



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Sandusky found guiltyy Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that shattered the Happy Valley image of Penn State football and led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno’s heir apparent,, 4 was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts. Page A4



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Cars wait in a line to evacuate the Saratoga Hills neighborhood of Saratoga Springs on Friday.

Shooters questioning who to blame for fires Billy Hesterman DAILY HERALD

The Dump fire is the latest in a string of wildfires caused by target shooting. State officials have declared that firearms are responsible for starting 20 fires so far this year in Utah. Target shooters have ventured out into Utah’s public lands, and some of the shooters ignited fires that have burned hundreds of acres west of Utah Lake, including the stillburning Dump fire. According to Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s office, those found responsible for starting the fire can be charged for starting the fire if it is found they were acting in a reckless manner when the fire was ignited. Cannon said civil fines also could be imposed on the culprits to aid in recovering the cost of fighting the fire. Last week, target shooters using explosive targets started a fire that burned about 200 acres; they were cited for using illegal targets. Two other fires have been attributed to target shooting in the last month in about the same area. While target shooters are carrying the brunt of the blame for the scorched mountainside areas and massive clouds of smoke that are hovering over Utah County, one firearms enthusiast is wondering if guns really are the cause of the fires this summer. “I need to know more definitively what is to blame for these fires,” said Clark Aposhian, the head of Utah’s Shooting Sports Council. Aposhian wasn’t denying that the Dump fire, and other fires, could have been started by irresponsible target shooters but he wants to see more evidence before he feels the blame being placed on gun owners is justified. “We won’t be apologists for improper behavior in anyway,” Aposhian said. Aposhian said the shooting council plans to do their own tests in the coming weeks to investigate which forms of ammunition can actually create large enough sparks to start a fire. Once those results are in, he said the council then will inform its mem-

“I need to know more definitively what is to blame for these fires. We won’t be apologists for improper behavior in any way.” Clark Aposhian Utah’s Shooting Sports Council

bers on how to use their gun safely in the dry conditions that the state is facing this summer. State and federal agencies with jurisdiction over the public lands have already put a ban in place on tracer type ammunition in their respective lands. A state law passed in 2008, sponsored by Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Eagle Mountain, and former Rep. Carl Wimmer prohibits any government entity in the state from restricting the use of firearms in the state during a declared emergency, meaning the state cannot restrict gun use even while the fire burns. Utah County commissioners in their weekly governing meeting on last Tuesday expressed their frustration with irresponsible target shooters who use the area west of Utah Lake for their recreation. Commissioner Gary Anderson noted that he himself is a target shooter but does so responsibly. He hoped that the small minority that are being irresponsible will see the cause of their actions and use better judgement the next time they head out to shoot. The county commission has no jurisdiction over the area in the western part of the county as the land is mainly federally owned land. Commissioner Larry Ellertson, who was at the fire Friday afternoon, said now is not the time to be target shooting, even if it is allowed. “We have the right, but we also have responsibility,” he said. This was the most serious fire he’d been involved in during his eight years as a commissioner.


A helicopter lands in a field to fill its water basket from an irrigation trench while fighting the Dump Fire near Saratoga Springs.

Nicole Bawden and her children, including 11-monthold Orion, evacuated their home and arrived at the Westlake High School shelter at noon on Friday.


Adam Johnston, with two of his children, Bridget, 11, and Luke, 13, prepare to evacuate their home in the Saratoga Springs neighborhood of Saratoga Hills.

Utah Valley’s Newspaper Monday


JUNE 25, 2012



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Sen. Hatch may have weathered GOP storm




Kevin Freking and Paul Foy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SALT LAKE CITY — It was an entertaining exchange, as one-man debates go. Dan Liljenquist, hoping to shock the political world on Tuesday, didn’t let Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch’s absence this month stop him. The GOP challenger opened his show with the usual call for new leadership in Washington, “People took questions around here from a pretend moderator and really support used a video Hatch, but recording of old Hatch inthey were terviews and discouraged speeches to provide the incumby some of bent’s response. Hatch had his his votes.” own play for Joni Crane the cameras the GOP chairwoman next afternoon. for Uintah County He met Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Salt Lake City airport and walked with him to an awaiting car as TV stations got the shot. If there’s one political endorsement that matters in Utah, it’s Romney’s. He graduated from Brigham Young University, oversaw the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and carried more than 90 percent of the vote in the state’s


President declared in Egypt, U.S. hopeful

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The Wood Hollow fire burns out of control near Fairview on Sunday. The fire, which started Saturday afternoon, had burned nearly 10,000 acres as of Sunday evening and forced the evacuation of several communities near Indianola and Fountain Green.

Dump Fire close to containment, Wood Hollow fire out of control Billy Hesterman

percent contained. “This is not good,” stated Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, in a phone inhile firefighters terview with the Daily Herald as he marched closer to watched the fire from Indianola. “It fully containing seems after talking to fire experts at the blaze that has both fires that they are all commentburned over 6,000 ing this seems worse than what hapacres on the west- pened at Saratoga Springs and Eagle ern edge of Utah County, another fire Mountain.” erupted Sunday afternoon in Sanpete While firefighters were able to County that forced the closure of avoid any homes from being afHighway 89 and caused more than fected in the Utah County blaze, 500 homes to be evacuated. Chaffetz posted on his Twitter acThe Sanpete fire, known as the count Sunday night that he could Wood Hollow fire, started Saturday see one Sanpete home already on afternoon but took an aggressive fire and that there were more homes turn on Sunday as the fire grew to nearby that could be threatened by burn more than 9,800 acres and was listed by fire officials as being only 4 See FIRE, A4 DAILY HERALD


Officer Glenn Begay of the Utah Highway Patrol instructs motorists on how they can detour around Highway 89, as it is closed due to the Wood Hollow fire, in Fairview on Sunday.


WASHINGTON — The White House on Sunday congratulated Egypt’s president-elect, Mohammed Morsi, and urged him to reach out to all parties and segments of society as he forms a new government. Striking a cautious but hopeful tone, a statement by White House press secretary Jay Carney called the election result a milestone in Egypt’s transition to democracy and said Washington looks forward to working with Morsi’s government “on the basis of mutual respect.” “Millions of Egyptians voted in the election, and President-elect Morsi and the new Egyptian government have both the legitimacy and responsibility of representing a diverse and courageous citizenry,” Carney said. In the turbulent aftermath of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak’s ouster in February 2011, the U.S. is eager to salvage an alliance with Egypt that has been a foundation


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Modern-day milkman: Glass half full STORY AND PHOTOS BY SPENSER HEAPS

crate, leaps out of the truck and runs full tilt to the door. Retrieving the used milk containers, Pyne places the new product in a cooler and runs back to the truck. Before most residents of Veteran drivers repeat this Utah County have gotten out process more than 200 times of bed, before they have eatin a shift. It’s all in a night’s en breakfast, gotten dressed work for a Winder Farms and headed out the door for milkman. work, Kris Pyne is in an allBased in West Valley, out sprint to finish his workWinder Farms has been day. As the sky turns from home-delivering milk since deep black to pale blue, Pyne 1880. While the basic concept runs back and forth from his Kris Pyne, a milkman for Winder Farms, runs to his truck with remains the same, today’s truck to the doorsteps of the empty bottle returns on his Lehi route Friday morning. milkmen are barely remihomes on his delivery route. niscent of those of the past. Even on his 150th stop, his Gone are the white uniforms, pace remains the same. run if you want to meet your jumps into the back of the the casual stroll down the “You can’t be laid back quota.” truck, gathers several bottles street, greeting customers and just take your time,” Coming to a stop outside of milk and a variety of Pyne said. “You’ve got to a quiet home in Lehi, Pyne other products into a plastic See MILKMAN, A4



Utah Valley’s Newspaper Saturday


AUGUST 25, 2012






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Pl. Grove doctor charged with murder Jim Dalrymple DAILY HERALD

PROVO — On April 11, 2007, 6-year-old Ada MacNeill walked into a bathroom and found her mother Michele dead in a tub of reddish-brown water. Nearly five and a half years later, prosecutors charged Ada’s father Martin with murder for the incident.

Prosecutors filed charges Friday against Martin MacNeill, 56. The former Pleasant Grove doctor now faces one count of murder, a first-degree felony, and one count of obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony. MacNeill also was formerly a clinical director of the Utah State Developmental Center in American Fork. Prosecutor Chad Grunander

confirmed Friday afternoon that the charges had been filed. A news release from the Utah County Attorney’s Office adds that MacNeill was arrested Friday by officials from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service. MacNeill was booked into jail on $1 million cash-only bail. According to documents filed Friday in Provo’s 4th District

court, the charges stem from allegations that MacNeill killed his wife shortly after she had plastic surgery. The procedure took place just a week before Michele died, and MacNeill reportedly “used the surgery and recovery period to obtain the necessary drugs and set in motion the circumstances to intentionally

Michelle MacNeill died in 2007 shortly after undergoing plastic surgery. Photo courtesy Rachel MacNeill


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Police crime scene tape blocks 34th St. at Fifth Avenue after a multiple shooting outside the Empire State Building, Friday.

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Firefighters pull back as a portion of a wildfire picks up heat on the foothills above Provo just north of Rock Canyon Friday.

Witness: Fireworks sparked fire near Rock Canyon Jim Dalrymple DAILY HERALD

PROVO — Emily Covey was playing with her son just above Rock Canyon Park on Friday when she heard a pop. Covey said she immediately looked at the nearby mountain and saw two teenage boys running away. Seconds later, 15-foot flames leapt into the air. “It was really scary,” Covey said. “I was just shaking and I had my 2-year-old son

and I was trying to keep him close by and I was trying to talk to the operator.” Covey added that she called 911 and police arrived just in time to catch the two boys. Fire officials confirmed Friday night that blaze was started at 4:04 p.m. by two juveniles playing with fireworks. The fire burned up to 50 acres on

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Verdict reached in Apple case: Samsung to pay $1.05 billion Paul Elias

Samsung was having a “crisis of design” after the 2007 launch of the iPhone, and executives with the South Korean comSAN JOSE, Calif. — After a year of S pany were determined to illegally cash sco scorched-earth litigation, a jury decided in on the success of the revolutionary Fri Friday that Samsung ripped off the inno- device. vat vative technology used by Apple to creSamsung’s lawyers countered that ate its revolutionary iPhone and iPad. it was simply and legally giving conT The jury ordered Samsung to pay Ap- sumers what they want: Smart phones ple $1.05 billion. An appeal is expected. with big screens. They said Samsung A Apple Inc. filed its patent infringedidn’t violate any of Apple’s patents and me lawsuit in April 2011 and engaged further alleged innovations claimed by ment leg legions of the country’s highest-paid pat- Apple were actually created by other ent lawyers to demand $2.5 billion from companies. its top smartphone competitor. SamSamsung has emerged as one of su sung Electronics Co. fired back with its Apple’s biggest rivals and has overtaken o own lawsuit seeking $399 million. Apple as the leading smartphone maker. During closing arguments, Apple a attorney Harold McElhinny claimed See APPLE, A6 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


A plane drops water over a fire burning on the foothills above Provo just north of Rock Canyon Friday.

Shooting erupts by NYC landmark 2 dead, 9 injured outside Empire State Building Colleen Long and Tom Hays THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BYU lawsuit gets partial reverse The court of appeals is changing part of a decision for a motorcyclist. See OUR TOWNS

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NEW YORK — A laid-off clothing designer fatally shot an executive at his former company outside the Empire State Building on Friday, setting off a chaotic showdown with police in front of one of the world’s best-known landmarks. Officers killed the gunman and at least nine others were wounded, some by stray police gunfire, authorities said. The gunshots rang out on the Fifth Avenue side of the building at around 9 a.m., when pedestrians on their way to work packed sidewalks and merchants were opening their shops. “People were yelling ‘Get down! Get down!”’ said Marc Engel, an accountant who was on a bus in the area when he heard the shots. “It took about 15 seconds, a lot of pop, pop, pop, pop, one shot after the other.” Afterward, he saw the sidewalks littered with the wounded, including one person “dripping enough blood to leave a stream.”

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