Real liquor reform is moving in Utah's Legislature. The House Business and Labor Committee passed a private-club reform bill out for debate with most of the goofiness removed. Gone for the most part is the idea of a computerized database of drinkers. House Bill 347 would allow Utah bars to get rid of the private-club moniker.
It%uFFFDs amazing how a label can sway your perception and support of an idea or a movement. When abortion was being decided upon in the Supreme Court, both sides sought out labels to present their best side and win the most support to their cause: hence pro-life and pro-choice.
I attended the Sutherland Institute%uFFFDs presentation for its %uFFFDSacred Ground Initiative%uFFFD and found it to be most disturbing. Their premise that the %uFFFDnatural family%uFFFD is the basis for the success of our democracy is a fallacy. Our democracy and liberty succeed, not because of %uFFFDnatural%uFFFD families, but because of the basic inherent right of individuals.
You might ask how are these people reelected? Easy: Some of their constituents, unfortunately, think and act the same way they do. I have family who live in West Jordan who think the same way Buttars does. They are very proud to share Buttars%uFFFD views. Waddoups also holds such opinions, but tries to hide them behind a morally righteous mask.
Police investigating a creditcard theft in New Britain, Conn., identified Joel Rubin, 42, as their suspect. They said that after using the stolen card belonging to a coworker to make an $11 purchase, Rubin handed the clerk a store discount card in his own name.
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I believe that the words people use to describe other people, intentionally or unintentionally, reflect their political values. But I want to give you the benefit of the doubt, so I write to you. You described Cesar Chavez as hating %uFFFDillegals%uFFFD in a previous column, and as being ethnocentric early in his career.
For decades, the square stone building around the corner from Trio downtown was home to Janet Russell Candies%uFFFDa funky old sweet shop that catered to a loyal clientele. Then along came Xocolate, ushering the new millennium in with a sleek look and the kick of dark chocolate infused with hot chiles.
I went to this restaurant last night that was set up like a big buffet in the shape of a Ouija board. You%uFFFDd think about what kind of food you want, and the table would move across the floor to it. %uFFFDSteven Wright.
The saag paneer is absolutely fantastic. And every dessert that they offer is a home run in and of itself. I am concerned that the prices are a little high and the portions a little small. But if you%uFFFDre paying for quality, you%uFFFDre getting every penny%uFFFDs worth.
Mardi Gras crashed into Piper Down with a whoop, holler, and some Swamp Boogying on Feb. 21. Representatives of Captain Morgan were on hand to assure enough people sported their silly complimentary pirate hats to make any Pastafarian proud. Local N%uFFFDOleans-spiced band Swamp Boogie%uFFFDplaying tracks off their latest album Food
The album's other acts include The Books [fronted by Jose Gonzalez], Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, My Brightest Diamond, Kronos Quartet, The Decemberists, Iron and Wine, Grizzly Bear, Spoon, Arcade Fire, Beirut, My Morning Jacket, Dave Sitek, Buck 65, The New Pornographers, Yo La Tengo, and others.