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  • Nov 8-14, 2007
  • Vol. 24, No. 26

News

  • Mullen | Go Gently, Please: The Difference Between Bill and Rocky

    Some politicians handle the old heave-ho quite well. They get it—the fleeting nature of fame, politics as a fickle mistress and all of that. When the time comes for their ride into the sunset, they do so not in some noisy, awkward trot, but with...
  • Hits & Misses | Trains, Cannon & Gays
  • Hits & Misses | Trains, Cannon & Gays

    Sound of Silence Utah politicians really like Salt Lake City’s west side—they really like it. Trains that divided a community along 900 South and kept residents up at night are gone. The $50 million effort to move Union Pacific trains off...
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  • Lake Effect | Choose the Radical
  • Lake Effect | Choose the Radical

    Anarchy in the HK (heavenly kingdom) is becoming the new mantra for a growing community of LDS members who believe the Book of Mormon advocates anarchy, socialism and pacifism among other radical ideologies. Not exactly typical of a religious culture...
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  • Private Eye | Middlin’ Grade: The Morality of War

    I didn’t have anything else to do today except vote, so I made up a new old adage. It goes, “First-rate citizens elect first-rate candidates; second-rate citizens elect third-rate candidates.” Anyone who studies adages, political or...
  • Cheap Shot | Caffeine Fiend: Phil Needs Coffee. Now!
  • Cheap Shot | Caffeine Fiend: Phil Needs Coffee. Now!

    Coffee is my motivation to get out of bed. Not work or money or my bladder or breakfast. When my alarm goes off, I ponder things like, do bears hibernate because they don’t drink coffee? If bats drank lattes, would they fly during the day? The turtle...
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  • The Way It Is | Shawn Kirk of Landis Aveda Lifestyle Salon
  • The Way It Is | Shawn Kirk of Landis Aveda Lifestyle Salon

    University of Utah scientists have recently been able to change the sexual orientation of nematode worms. The researchers have concluded that sexual orientation is hardwired in the worm’s brain. City Weekly asked Shawn Kirk of Landis Aveda Lifestyle...
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  • Staffbox | What do you look for in a political candidate?

    What is the single most important thing you look for in a political candidate? Stephen Dark: An abiding passion for the truth, bordering on the suicidal. Kathy Mueller: Great hair! Jennifer Higgins: 1. That they have no affiliation with any shady lobbyists...
  • 5 Spot | Ken Sanders on Edward Abbey
  • 5 Spot | Ken Sanders on Edward Abbey

    Ken Sanders muses on his friendship with author and essayist Edward Abbey, who died in 1989. The lecture takes place at Westminster College Jewett Center Vieve Gore concert hall on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Sanders’ reminisces will feature readings...
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  • Free Will Astrology | Nov. 8-14
  • Free Will Astrology | Nov. 8-14

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) Read these lines by Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai, translated by Chana Block and Stephen Mitchell: “A flock of sheep near the airport or a high voltage generator beside the orchard: these combinations open up my life like...
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  • Newsquirks | Homeland Insecurity

    Curses, Foiled Again Police investigating a break-in at a residence in Yonkers, N.Y., identified John Lyles, 36, as their suspect because he removed his boots to avoid making noise but then left them behind when he fled empty-handed after the homeowner’s...
  • Ask a Mexican | Beaners & Christians

    Dear Mexican: I like to think that I’m an open-minded-sorta guy for a teenager. I fervently oppose racial stereotypes, though I do think that they’re good for a laugh or two sometimes. I have several Mexican friends, and none of them live...
  • The Straight Dope | Snore Wars
  • The Straight Dope | Snore Wars

    Why does my husband stop snoring for a breath or two when I nudge him? More importantly, why does he resume snoring after a bit? —Kimberly Gould, via e-mail Is there a real way to make snoring stop? I know about the adhesive strips and the sprays,...
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Restaurants & Bars

  • Logan Eats

    (More) Logan lowdown: Should you find yourself in Logan for a day or two, there are restaurants in addition to Le Nonne worth visiting: Indian Oven, Crumb Brothers Bakery, Café Sabor, Kamin Thai Cuisine and Caffe Ibis, to name a handful. Last weekend,...
  • Grapevine | Booking Beaujolais

    Just in time for the annual November celebration of France’s Beaujolais Nouveau comes a new book detailing the history of Beaujolais, Rudolph Chelminski’s I’ll Drink To That: Beaujolais and the French Peasant Who Made It the World’s...

Music

  • Music | Local CD Revue: Subrosa, Chaz Prymek
  • Music | Local CD Revue: Subrosa, Chaz Prymek

    Subrosa, Strega  Since their ramshackle house-party debut two years ago, heavy-folk quartet Subrosa has established a ferocious confidence that translates best onstage, with singer/guitarist Rebecca Vernon staring daggers and breathing fire over...
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