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  • Feb 28 - Mar 5, 2008
  • Vol. 24, No. 42

News

  • 5 Spot | Hogle Zoo’s Holly Braithwaite
  • 5 Spot | Hogle Zoo’s Holly Braithwaite

    Hogle Zoo’s Holly Braithwaite plans to celebrate Feb. 29, Leap Day, kissing a few frogs (YearOfTheFrog.org). Is it proven that frogs and other amphibians are going extinct? Don’t forget to include the caecilians too! The World Conservation...
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  • The Ocho | Eight new <i>Tribune/D-News</i> publications
  • The Ocho | Eight new Tribune/D-News publications

    Eight exciting new publications from The Salt Lake Tribune/Deseret Morning News’ Media One monopoly, er, joint operating agreement: 8. Wasatch Whitey: Serving the neglected Caucasian Salt Laker. 7. The ADD Gazette: The first six words of today’s...
  • Private Eye | Ye’s My Brother: No hobbies nor DNA for me

    I envy people with lifetime hobbies. I don’t mock scrapbookers, I stand in awe of them. Coin collectors? Anyone who bends over to pick a penny off the sidewalk has my respect. I used to collect bottles. Way back when Max Davis got me into it and...
  • Staffbox | Are you related to anyone famous?

    Are you related to anyone famous, now or historically? Who? If not, choose somebody you wish you were related to.  Faith Burnham: Remember the Birnam Woods, all you MacBeth fans? Way back in the day, my family name wasn’t Burnham, it was Birnam....
  • The Straight Dope | Sick Nonstick
  • The Straight Dope | Sick Nonstick

    Should I get rid of all of my Teflon-coated pans? I’ve been told by veterinarians that Teflon emits a gas that’s deadly poison to pet birds (and wild ones too, presumably, but they don’t eat in the kitchen). Am I slowly killing my beloved...
  • Newsquirks | Dousing the Pants on Fire

    Curses, Foiled Again Two men walked into a bank in Slidell, La., with a note demanding money. When the teller handed one of them money, the other exclaimed, “Hey, don’t take that woman’s money!” According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune,...
  • Lake Effect | Drinking With Dick & Jane
  • Lake Effect | Drinking With Dick & Jane

    Further proof isn’t needed that Utah’s liquor laws are drawn up by people who have no idea what they area talking about. This year, lawmakers voted low-alcohol beverages, like Smirnoff Ice, out of grocery stores and imposed a new mixed drinks...
  • Cheap Shot | Railroaded: Taking a ride on the FrontRunner
  • Cheap Shot | Railroaded: Taking a ride on the FrontRunner

    Everyone at the City Weekly knows I’m unemployed. This writing gig I do once a week is currently my only job. Some of you might think being a freelance writer puts me one step closer to fame, fortune and possibly even sleeping with Paris Hilton....
  • Ask a Mexican | Voting & Non-Voting Mexicans

    Why won’t Mexicans vote for a black man? —Hillary Hater Dear Readers: Dozens of ustedes have sent the above question since the Iowa caucuses, forwarded mainstream media reports on this supposed phenomenon, and cringed with me when pundits...
  • The Way It Is | Beans & Brews barista Katie Spiers
  • The Way It Is | Beans & Brews barista Katie Spiers

    Now that Sen. Buttars, R-West Jordan, has apologized to the predominantly black members of the Calvalry Baptist Church, he considers the case closed on his insensitive “baby” remark. City Weekly asked , if she thought the issue would haunt...

Restaurants & Bars

  • Dining | Tequila: Hot Sauza

    It seems that every tequila brand has its own romantic story behind it. My suspicion is that these tall tales are usually at least in part manufactured by marketing and public relations firms, although they invariably hold some truth. In the case of Sauza...

Music

Culture

  • Free Will Astrology | Feb 28-Mar 5
  • Free Will Astrology | Feb 28-Mar 5

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) What’s the opposite of a freak out? Let’s call it a freak in. I suspect you’re about to enter into this state. That means you will have at your disposal all the intensity of a hysterical fit, but you’ll...

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