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Team Play

High school sports should not be shaped by ward-house politics

By John Saltas
POSTED // Jul 22,2009 - Everybody thinks they have a book in them, or a movie. I know I do, or did, anyway. For the longest time, I thought I'd write the great American movie about how tough it was adapting to life in the United States...

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Der Plaza

Jackboots and hoodlums on the Main Street Plaza.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Jul 15,2009 - One, two, three: "scissors." My opponent has rock. I lose. One, two, three: "scissors." He has paper. I win. Now comes the tie-breaking third match. My opponent looks devious. He's trying to get me to reveal something...

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Bury His Heart

McNamara is not the obvious sinister, just the obvious scapegoat.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Jul 8,2009 - In the waning days of World War II, a good number of Nazi war criminals and sympathizers traded their uniforms for civilian wear ...

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Privately Speaking

The moral cops and Prohibitionists have been wrong for 40 years.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Jul 1,2009 - The first private club I ever entered was the old Club 39 on 3900 South. It eventually fell to make room for the expanding St. Mark's Hospital, but not before the club took on other names like the One More Time Club and Oscar's.

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All the Marbles

American Indian artifacts must not fall into the hands of profiteers.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Jun 24,2009 - Anyone who has previously read this column knows I'm quite proud of being Greek. They also know I'm not a full-blooded Greek, and that a fourth of my genes link me to the first Mormon pioneers to settle Utah...

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Tort Torture

America doesn't want the truth and can't handle the truth.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Jun 17,2009 - Among the many dangers facing modern man is looking dumb and stupid when in the company of another modern man. That's especially so if the other fellow is decidedly smarter than you are ...

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Porno Times

Careful who you follow on Twitter, Joe.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Jun 3,2009 - The only time I met Deseret News Editor Joe Cannon, we were attending a lecture by author Victor Davis Hanson. Hanson spoke passionately about how Americans must protect and cherish the core values of the Greek heritage...

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Judge David

There’s no such thing as a sure thing in a ballot box, or a courtroom.

By John Saltas
POSTED // May 27,2009 - Of late, I'd see him during lunch at Lumpy's Downtown. Retired now and beaten back by disease and loneliness (Winder lost his beloved wife a couple of years ago), Judge--many of his friends simply called him Judge...

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Bicycle Twits

I’m losing followers as fast as I’m gaining them.

By John Saltas
POSTED // May 20,2009 - I've been using Twitter for several weeks now and am up to 81 followers. Besides reaffirming that I'm a Twitter nobody (Shaq picked up about 50,000 followers in the past 10 days), that's weird.

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@spikemall

Twitter: We're seperated only by six degrees and a bar tab.

By John Saltas
POSTED // May 13,2009 - In just seven days, I have twice as many Twitter followers as I had one week ago. When I wrote about joining Twitter last week, I had 26 Twitter followers. Seven days later, I have 52...
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