• Issue of
  • Dec 6-12, 2007
  • Vol. 24, No. 30

News

  • Staffbox | Do you favor reinstituting the military draft?

    Do you favor reinstituting the military draft? Jamie Gadette: Hell, no! I favor taking steps to start resolving the mess we started in the Middle East and trying very hard not to piss off any more foreign territories. Kathy Mueller: Yes I do, but only...
  • 5 Spot | Gypsy Moon Emporium co-owner Rauni
  • 5 Spot | Gypsy Moon Emporium co-owner Rauni

    Gypsy Moon Emporium, 1011 E. 900 South, holds its holiday open house Saturday, Dec. 9, noon-5 p.m.; a visitation by Celtic Santa is expected until 3 p.m. We asked emporium co-owner Rauni, who appears to have some means of communication with the Big Guy,...
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  • Mullen | Some Grrrl: That Hillary Clinton has a real pair

    The Salt Lake Tribune labeled a Dec. 2 piece an “analysis.” Which means your whole attitude as a consumer of news has to shift. I had to gear up for more than a news story, push my shoulders into the high back of the barstool and dig in. The...
  • Lake Effect | A Row to Ho
  • Lake Effect | A Row to Ho

    A reader named Christy recently wrote in to ask: “Will there be a Santa Pub Crawl in Salt Lake City this year?” We had no idea what that group of crazy drunks was planning, so we asked Derek Meik, a frequent hot tipper who always seems to...
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  • Hits & Misses | Mexicans, Mitt & Taco Carts
  • Hits & Misses | Mexicans, Mitt & Taco Carts

    Hispanic Utah Like your secure Utah job as the rest of the country heads into a depression? How about your home value, which continues to appreciate in the Beehive State while the rest of the country defaults on mortgages? Thank a Mexican immigrant. According...
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  • The Ocho | New Comic Strips!
  • The Ocho | New Comic Strips!

    Eight new comic strips coming to your local daily newspaper: 8. Blondie the Newly Single MILF 7. Cathy & Dilbert’s Doomed Office Romance 6. B.C. vs. Intelligent Design 5. Cute Parenting Comic No. 687 4. Hagar the Holocaust-Denier 3....
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  • Private Eye | Kids With Guns

    I wasn’t there to see it, but I’d think that Dec. 7, 1941, was just like most other December days up in Bingham Canyon. I’m sure it was cold, and I’m sure families were stoking their coal burning stoves for warmth. I’m sure...
  • Cheap Shot | No Pain, No Gain
  • Cheap Shot | No Pain, No Gain

    I’d rather not talk about myself and my achievements. Agree, disagree or neutral? The thing I hate about taking personality tests is my fear of failure. What if I flunk? After coloring in 240 question bubbles with my No. 2 pencil, I’m afraid...
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  • Feature | Sidebar: Dinkeyville
  • Feature | Sidebar: Dinkeyville

    Just over 100 years ago, my grandfather joined thousands of other Greek immigrants seeking their portion of the American Dream by digging for ore in the copper mines of Bingham Canyon in the Oquirrh Mountains. Open-pit mining operations had begun just...
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  • The Way It Is | Carl Radinger of Fendall’s Ice Cream
  • The Way It Is | Carl Radinger of Fendall’s Ice Cream

    A research group called Mental Health America recently released a study which ranked Utah the most depressed state in the union. City Weekly asked Carl Radinger of Fendall’s Ice Cream if he agreed with the study and, if so, what might have Utahns...
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  • Free Will Astrology | Dec. 6-12
  • Free Will Astrology | Dec. 6-12

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) This would be an excellent time for you to visit terminally ill patients in a hospice or go on a tour of a maximum-security prison. To take maximum advantage of the current cosmic opportunities, you might also travel to the...
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  • Ask a Mexican | Tex-Mex

    Dear Mexican: I was born in beautiful El Paso, and my parents are from Juaritos. I always wondered why Mexican restaurants en los Estados Unidos use queso amarillo—which I associate with los Estados Unidos—on their food instead of queso asadero...
  • Newsquirks | Southern Exposure

    Curses, Foiled Again Police identified Suzanne Gruber, 39, as their shoplifting suspect after she fled from a clothing store in Greenburgh, N.Y., but neglected to take her infant son. “The mother panicked,” police Lt. Desmond Martin told The...
  • The Straight Dope | Good Vibrations
  • The Straight Dope | Good Vibrations

    Is it true that Victorian doctors used to masturbate neurotic female patients to orgasm and used special new inventions (e.g., vibrators) to do so? If so, does this have any connection with Freud’s theories on female sexuality? —Rob King,...
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Restaurants & Bars

  • Australian Dining Terms

    When having a chat with Matilda’s Peter Osuchowski, you’re in for a conversation peppered with Aussie slang. So it helps when trying to interpret the Matilda’s menu or talking to Peter to take a crash course in lingo from Down Under....
  • Dining | The Grapevine: Beer & Brats

    The occasion of my first batch of choucroute garni (garnished sauerkraut) of the season provided me with a good excuse to take a few beers out for a spin. Choucroute garni is an Alsatian dish that I came to love in Strasbourg. It’s a braised mélange...

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