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Davis County

The Davis County Council on Aging will appoint a new director now that its director of 23 years has moved on. The County Commission congratulated director Joyce Smith for her years of dedicated service on her final day of employment with the county last week.

Dr. J. Richard Connelly, Council on Aging assistant director, will assume the director's responsibilities until county commissioners appoint a new director.


Public hearings are scheduled for two condemnations for property that the city wants to use for a county library.

The public hearings were scheduled last month, but the City Council postponed them because of miscommunications between the city and the property owners. Since then, City Manager Jim Smith has given each owner an appraisal, and has requested that the City Council authorize condemnation proceedings to begin.

The city is competing with at least two other south Salt Lake Valley cities for a new library, and needs the land for the building and parking lot. The two owners, Eddy Packer and Sherm Fitzgerald, have both lived in Draper for decades and have not favored any condemnation of their land.


Associated Press

Farmington City Council members agree the Legacy Highway is a "necessary evil" that must be built, but members aren't willing to agree with a resolution adopted by many Davis County cities.

Mayor David Connors doesn't like the tenor of the resolution adopted by several area cities. The resolution asks highway opponents to withdraw their request for a stay on construction.


Video rentals are now an approved business.

The City Council has adopted a zoning amendment that allows video rentals within commercial districts. The use had not been previously allowed because it was inadvertently left out of the zoning codes when Holladay incorporated two years ago.

Salt Lake City

Police are trying to identify the location where a woman was stabbed Sunday afternoon.

The woman, 21, was in serious condition Monday morning at University Hospital with a stab wound to her stomach, Salt Lake police Lt. Jack Rickards said. The woman told police a man entered her apartment, 1990 S. 1040 East, and stabbed her with a knife. But when police visited the apartment they couldn't find any signs of a stabbing. The woman, who was in and out of consciousness, "was maybe not coherent," Rickards said.

About 4 p.m., a passer-by noticed a woman slumped over in her car at a stoplight near 2270 South and 1300 East. The woman apparently passed out while trying to drive herself to St. Mark's Hospital, Rickards said. The man approached the car and saw she was bleeding. He moved the woman to the passenger's seat and drove to a nearby restaurant where he called authorities, Rickards said.

Sandy/South Jordan

Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, will host two town meetings this week.

The first meeting will be Tuesday at Jordan High School, 95 E. Beetdigger Blvd. (9825 South), between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. A second meeting will be held at Monta Vista Elementary School, 11121 S. 2700 West, between 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Bennett will discuss a variety of issues, including the economy and the war on terrorism. He will also take questions.