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Private Eye | You Still Got Seats! But we still don't have a decent daily newspaper.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Dec 10,2008 - Last time we met, I went on and on about giving away City Weekly’s season tickets for Runnin’ Ute basketball. I won’t make that mistake again this week (I’ll make other ones instead). Still, I have to note that the giveaway went only so-so. There were fewer people responding than there were available tickets, so there’s still time to send me an e-mail. Just ask for th...

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Private Eye | You Got Seats! Take my Ute tickets, please.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Dec 3,2008 - Next week, we’ll know which BCS bowl game the University of Utah is going to. I’ve pretty much talked myself into going wherever Utah ends up, despite the fact I haven’t seen the Utes play a single down this year, or last, except on TV—barring the game against Oregon that I nearly saw last year in Corvallis, Ore. I spent basically the entire game in the stadium clinic with ...

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Private Eye | Sin or No Sin: Those who are at arms with Utah have a mistaken point.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Nov 26,2008 - I didn’t hear back from Seattle gay author and columnist Dan Savage regarding last week’s offer to bring him to Utah on our dime. I sent him an e-mail, also. I expressed that he could tell me to eff off, but that didn’t happen, either. I’d hoped he would meet local GLBT leaders and unite with them equally in a diligent fight for personal dignity. It’s not like people ...

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Private Eye | Collateral Damage: Don't devalue your friends, Dan.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Nov 19,2008 - I wonder what to make of some online comments lately that question my decision to cut the umbilical cord/link between Savage Love columnist Dan Savage and the City Weekly Website (the column has never run in the paper). nSavage recently had called for a boycott of not only all things LDS, Mormon and Utah, but seemingly all things starting with the letter U. As a Utah native, I found no reason to p...

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Good Lord!

All Utahns aren't to blame for Prop 8, Dan Savage.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Nov 12,2008 - It didn’t result in blows like the recent Jerusalem brawl between Greek Orthodox and Armenian monks, but another event this month reminded me that religion is a strange master. At an awards breakfast last week, this paper was honored with an achievement award in the “lifestyle” category from the Downtown Alliance. Judging by the response to the City Weekly award-acceptance video,...

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Private Eye | Class of '58: Fences need mending, and I believe Obama will do it.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Nov 5,2008 - Had he not died this past spring, my brother Gary might have attended his 50-year Bingham High School reunion this coming Saturday night. I barely remember his high school years other than watching him play the sports he so excelled at, like baseball, football and wrestling. Not long after his graduation, he moved from our Oquirrh mountain home to Salt Lake City where he attended the University of...

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Private Eye | Honk, Honk: Worried about the socialist Obama? How about the oligarchic Bush, Palin and McCain?

By John Saltas
POSTED // Oct 29,2008 - This morning, I got an e-mail from City Weekly publisher Jim Rizzi. I always anticipate his e-mails since I expect any one at any time to finally announce his plans for sending me out to pasture. I’ve been waiting for about four years now for him to fire me, but no such luck, despite the fact that I’m the single biggest cost to his editorial-department bottom line. Lord knows, and City...

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Private Eye | Sarah the Terrible: Palin is either Dan Quayle 2.0 or a performing seal.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Oct 1,2008 - Despite what all those letter-to-the-editor Utah mamas had to say when Sarah Palin was named as John McCain’s running mate—“We love her! She’s one of us!!”—Palin has subsequently proven to be the weakest candidate for...

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Private Eye | Crow Magna Man: Forget U'I’ll take Weber State and Magna.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Sep 24,2008 -  “Can I get my money back for those free tickets I received?” The above was the opening sentence to an e-mail I received this week from one of the lucky winners of the free BYU football tickets I recently gave away. I had bought, for...

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Private Eye | It’s Inevitable: I don’t shop at Wal-Mart, but I won’t judge your warm fuzzy addiction.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Sep 17,2008 - I don’t know Rebecca Walsh. All I know about her is that she is a fine newspaper columnist and was formerly a fine newspaper reporter. Via her column Tuesday, Walsh came clean with her admission that she is a closet Wal-Mart shopper, against her...
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