• Winner: Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has turned his recent hospitalization following a motorcycle accident into a win for fund raising for a memorial for fallen Utah police officers. Instead of sending flowers, Shurtleff has requested that well-wishers contribute to the memorial, which will be placed on the grounds of the Utah State Capitol.

• Loser: How does a driver strike a pedestrian with his or her car and fail to stop or take responsibility? This past week, a 64-year-old Holladay woman was struck from behind as she was walking for exercise near 5100 South and 2400 East. The driver did not stop, and the woman, Patricia Rothermich, died en route to the hospital. Physical evidence suggests that Rothermich was hit by a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road. Police are attempting to locate the driver, believed to be driving a white construction or delivery vehicle.

• Winner: To the moon, Aggies. Two Utah State University graduates received scholarships at USU's 21st annual Conference on Small Satellites for their work on rockets and satellites. Patrick Jolley was awarded $7,500 for his proposal for a spaceship that could ferry a small satellite into space, re-enter Earth's atmosphere to change course, then place the satellite in a different orbit. Scott Jensen won $2,500 for his work on a system that uses the Earth's magnetic field to adjust a satellite's orientation. Fifty years after the launch of Sputnik, it's refreshing to learn the latest generation of researchers is still reaching for the cosmos to further refine the technology that started the space race.