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Erb and Miriam (Lundin) Erb on Dec. 23, 1929, and raised in the Bay Area of California. He graduated from San Francisco’s Piedmont High School with famous friends and classmates. After his graduate work at San Francisco Art Institute and the University of California-Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration, he served as a decorated Army officer in the Korean War. He enjoyed an illustrious career spanning 50 years as a hotel and resort executive for some of the world’s premier properties including Stein Eriksen Lodge, Grand Traverse Resort, Richard L. Erb Seabrook Island Resort, Williamsburg Inn, Caneel Bay Resort, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Jackson Lake Lodge. Wherever he went, Dick’s efforts in promoting the resort industry earned him countless accolades and awards including, America’s 1988 Resort Executive of the Year and first runner-up for Hotelier of the World in 1990. He hosted more than 30 world heads of state including three United States Presidents, the former Emperor of Japan, the King of Sweden and the former Shah of Iran. He was an accomplished photographer and loved to capture candid shots of his children and nature. Dick is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Jean, his parents, Louis and Miriam, two sisters Jean and Ruth; and niece Paige. Dick is survived by his four children John, Elizabeth, James, Richard II, their spouses, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A battle internal and external Behind the scenes of the standoff at Standing Rock NAN CHALAT NOAKER Park Record contributing writer Textbooks often overlook the uncertainty and chaos behind the movements that have irrevocably changed history. But the truth is: Revolutions are messy and unpredictable. The Sundance Film Festival documentary “Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock” offers an unsparing view of the turmoil behind the scenes of the recent, monthslong protest against installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline across the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. The film is especially intense, not only because events surrounding the pipeline are still unfolding, but because its director was trying to chronicle the protest while also participating. In his statement about the film, Cody Lucich says: “The truth is that I never wanted the burden of telling this story. I wanted to fight, build barricades, and release weekly videos to raise awareness about Standing Rock.” But, Lucich, a member of the Maidu Tribe from Northern California, also wanted to ensure the story was told by Native American voices. The film is dominated by closeup footage of the confrontations that Lucich witnessed during the protesters’ dramatic eight-month occupation of the camp at Standing Rock. According to Lucich, “I was at the complete mercy of the story. There was no planning or control. I couldn’t go out and plan a shoot, or figure out when the story was over.” The mood of the film soars as tribal representatives, environmental leaders, celebrities and regular citizens from across the country join the protest. But those high hopes are dashed when Lucich exposes internal disagreements between organizers and, COURTESY OF SUNDANCE INSTITUTE | PHOTO BY ZEN LEFORT A film still from “Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock” by Cody Lucich, an official selection of the Documentary Premieres program at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. “Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock,” an entry into the Sundance Film Festival’s Documentary Premieres program, is scheduled to screen at the following times and locations: Thursday, Jan. 25 6 p.m. Temple Theatre Saturday, Jan. 27 9 p.m. Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City ultimately, the brutal tactics used by the oil company to quell the protest. The film includes graphic scenes of heavily armed police unleashing dogs, teargas and mace on unarmed protesters. Those highs and lows are described in heartrending detail by about a dozen participants in the protest. They reappear as the protest intensifies, and in its aftermath, to explain how their native traditions shaped their response to the oil company, to lawmakers and to local lawmen. Lucich’s effort to condense almost a year’s worth of footage into a meaningful film received a boost from producers Gingger Shankar and Heather Rae. “The fact that this story is told from an inside perspective, through the eyes of a Native warrior, is one of the things that makes it so important,” said Shankar. In addition to providing funding and other support, Shankar, a noted musician in her own right, agreed to compose music for the film. “It was for the movement. I wanted to help with funding and winter supplies. Whatever was needed, I wanted to be involved. And, of course, once I realized Cody was a one-man show who had been capturing the occupation for eight months, I wanted to help any way I could,” she added. The encampment was forced to disband almost exactly a year ago, and the pipeline is now a stark reality on the North Dakota landscape. But the protest, and Lucich’s documentary, highlight the larger issues of water quality, native sovereignty and the unsavory tactics that businesses often use to protect their financial interests. Those issues have not been resolved, and as the film suggests, this revolution may not yet be over. Editor’s note: Filmmakers are still working on the film, and the version screening at Sundance is not the final cut. Utah legislative session begins MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY – Utah lawmakers kicked off their annual whirlwind legislative session Monday with plans to dig in on tax reform, Medicaid and more. Chief among lawmakers’ priorities will be setting a budget that sends significant money to education, with a hope to boost Utah’s low per-pupil spending and stave off a ballot initiative led by a group of business leaders that would hike Utah taxes to pay for schools. House Speaker Greg Hughes and Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, both Republicans, used their opening addresses to lay out some other priorities for the year, including affordable housing, congested highways and tackling the opioid crisis. Lawmakers have more than 1,000 bills in the works and will only pass about 500 before the session ends March 8 at midnight. Here’s some of the big issues they’re expected to take on over the next 45 days: Tax reform Utah lawmakers are still trying to determine how the major rewrite of the U.S. government’s tax laws will change the state system, which is tied to the federal code. But even before Congress took up reform last year, Utah legislators began making plans to revisit the state’s tax laws and make their own major changes in 2018. Legislators have more than two dozen tax-related bills in the works, including a proposal that would eliminate the 1.75 percent state sales tax on groceries. The proposal from Rep. Tim Quinn would also raise Utah’s overall sales tax rate up to 4.94 percent from its current 4.7 percent rate. Republican Sen. Howard Stephenson of Draper says legislators may make changes to Utah’s income tax laws, from tweaking or eliminating exemptions or deductions or even dropping the 5 percent rate. DUI Law Last year, Utah passed a law to adopt the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a 0.05 percent limit that’s set to take effect Dec. 30. The hospitality and ski industry panned the law, saying it could target responsible drinkers after one alcoholic beverage and exacerbate Utah’s reputation as a Mormon-dominated state where it’s tough to get a drink. Proponents of the new law, including the National Transportation Safety Board, say people start to become impaired with a first drink and shouldn’t be driving. Gov. Gary Herbert says he wants lawmak- ers to consider a tiered punishment system so that a DUI for a driver with a blood alcohol level above 0.08 will face steeper punishments. Lawmakers and a state substance abuse council couldn’t agree on how to change the law, but legislators are still expected to make tweaks and possibly lessen penalties. Rep. Norm Thurston, who led the passage of the stricter standard, is planning to remove a provision that barred newly-licensed drivers from having a drop of alcohol in their system. Medicaid Utah declined to take up an offer under the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid to its working poor, with the U.S. government picking up most of the cost. State lawmakers, concerned about their share of the program’s costs, instead passed a limited Medicaid plan covering a sliver of the state’s poorest who are homeless or need mental health or substance abuse treatment. But as the Trump administration has offered to be more flexible with Medicaid rules, Utah lawmakers are planning to take another look this year. Rep. Robert Spendlove, R-Sandy, is working on legislation that would expand Medicaid up to the federal poverty line. His plan would include work requirements and some kind of spending or enrollment caps.