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Election Issue 2008 | Tipping the Balance: This could be the Democrats’ year to shift power on the Salt Lake County Council.

By Katharine Biele
POSTED // Oct 29,2008 - The District 4 Salt Lake County Council race is apparently the one to watch—not because it’s interesting, but because it has potential. That’s potential for the Democrats, who have been pretty much beside themselves with anticipation. n“It’s the demographics,” says Republican Mark Crockett, who calls his district “Utah’s bank of swing voters.” ...

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Election Issue 2008 | Every Underdog Has His (or Her) Day

POSTED // Oct 29,2008 - nnnBILL DEW (vs. incumbent U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson)nRepublican running for 2nd Congressional District (rural southern and eastern Utah, east Salt Lake County, north Utah County and Wasatch County).nAge: 56nOccupation: HomebuildernVita: First official public office sought after raising children and 30 years in home constructionnBillDew.comnnUtah’s GOP has found that if there’s a conten...

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Election Issue 2008 | Election Ocho: Eight handwriting-analysis findings from “Superdell” Schanze’s declaration of candidacy application for governor of Utah

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Oct 29,2008 - nnClick for larger viewn8. “Superdell” scrawled in all-caps: Suggests Messiah Complex and/or Cartoon Supervillian Syndrome. n7. Backward slant of last name: Indicates emotional withdrawal, coupled with mild constipation. n6. Awkwardly inserted first name: Points to suppressed inner self desiring to separate from the outer loon. n5. Exaggerated “G” in “Governor”...

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Election Issue 2008 | Survey Says …Never count out the strip-club patron or the wiener-eater vote.

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Oct 29,2008 - City Weekly recently conducted its own highly scientific “exit” polls around Salt Lake City to get a feel for the highly charged presidential race. We targeted key hot spots in town that uniquely reflect a cross section of Salt Lake City voters. Check it out: A State Street strip club, a downtown hot dog stand and a state liquor store. (Pollster’s note: The term “exit polli...

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Election Issue 2008 | Cage Match: Why not make this McCain-Obama thing a real fight?

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Oct 29,2008 - The presidential campaign has offered its own share of low blows, pot shots and cheap jabs between candidates on issues ranging from the economy to energy. But City Weekly was curious what the experts would say about a real contest, mano a mano, between the candidates. City Weekly polled some mixed-martial-arts fighters and fighters-in-training at promoter Mike Stidham’s Ultimate Combat Trai...

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Election Issue 2008 | Would Utahns Elect a Black President?

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Oct 29,2008 - For a state that boasts the inventors of the Obama sock monkey, Chris Buttars’ 19th-century racial sensitivities and a gaffe by Salt Lake County Council candidate Paul Pugmire, it isn’t a stretch to wonder how race might affect the presidential vote in Utah. It’s certainly talked about elsewhere—a Yahoo-Associated Press poll in September determined that 40 percent of Americ...

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Feature | Ruffled Feathers: In Tracy Aviary’s ballot battle for funding, its injured bird rehab program gets the boot

By Katharine Biele
POSTED // Oct 22,2008 - nThe call for help came from Envirocare, the radioactive waste repository now known as EnergySolutions. Four pelicans had landed on one of its low-level radioactive ponds in Tooele County. Three of the birds thought better of the decision and flew off. But one remained—for days. nEnvirocare workers traipsed out to the pond with their equipment, and sure enough, they found one hot avian. The...

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Rasmuson | Men Without Hats: The lost art of the chapeau.

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Oct 22,2008 - As I leaf through the photographs from my childhood—posed, black-and-white snapshots taken by “the Kodak”—I notice that my father is usually wearing a hat. That squares with my memories of the 1950s. He favored a felt fedora in a subdued shade of either brown or gray. So did most other men in those days. They were “the greatest generation,” according to Tom Brok...

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Staffbox | Smashin' Fashion: What style, fad or fashion accessory from years gone by would you like to repopularize?

POSTED // Oct 22,2008 - What style, fad or fashion accessory from years gone by would you like to repopularize?nJamie Gadette: Slap bracelets. Maybe expand the empire to include slap chokers, headbands and belts. nnJeremiah Smith: I think that people would look pretty swank in those pilgrim hats with the buckles on them. Either that, or the monocle. Those have always seemed pretty dapper to me. nnJeff Reese: I would have...
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