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Editorial | Bond: Math-challenged Mommy: Palin should do her best to wave that special-needs flag.

POSTED // Oct 22,2008 - As the mother of a four-month-old boy with Down syndrome, I can relate to Sarah Palin. I mean, really, when she held Trig up after her speech at the Republican National Committee last month, offering him to the television cameras like a piece of prime elk and saying that she understood and that she’d be my boy’s advocate in the White House, I wanted to melt. Look at that kid in his str...

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Hits & Misses | Ethics Reform, Drill Utah Drill & Convenient Voting

By Ted McDonough
POSTED // Oct 22,2008 - Ethical Rewrite nSome Utah legislators have joined Utah’s Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates in calling for ethics reform next year. The request comes after a frustrating, weeklong House Ethics Committee hearing that ended with the committee dropping all charges against Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, but penning a letter calling him a naughty boy. In the bizarre letter, the comm...

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Deep End | Play Me: A cacophony of silliness and a theater, too.

By D.P. Sorensen
POSTED // Oct 22,2008 - Frequently Asked Questions about the “Broadway-style” theater planned for downtown Salt Lake City: nQ: What is the difference between a “Broadway-style theater” and a regular theater? nA: A “Broadway-style” theater is more than just a regular theater. It is more like a “Broadway-class” theater. nQ: What is the difference between a “Broadway-sty...

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Lake Effect | 3 br., 2 bth., 12 fcst. nbrs.

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Oct 22,2008 - nAre you in the market for a house? Then has Betty Perry’s bank got a deal for you! nPerry, the elderly Orem woman who infamously was thrown in jail last year for neglecting to water her lawn, apparently hasn’t had better luck this year. According to a Salt Lake Tribune story, her house has been foreclosed upon, and she has left the state. nThe charming home has three bedrooms, two ba...

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The Ocho | HSM3! OMG!

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Oct 22,2008 - nEight surprises (Spoiler Alert!) in the upcoming, filmed-in-Utah High School Musical 3: Senior Year:n8. A climactic dance showdown between Troy Bolton and Ren McCormack at the Lehi Roller Mills. n7. Chad’s controversial, nation-stunning use of the epithet “spaz.” n6. A trailer for the new, locally produced Home School Musical: The Forbidden Dance. n5. Sharpay’s mid-film c...

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The Way It Is | Canace Pulfer of the Aerolab Salon

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Oct 22,2008 - nA story in The Salt Lake Tribune identified a Utah couple who were seeking donations for an expensive stem-cell treatment for their infant daughter. The couple can only get the treatment for their daughter in China because of regulations in the United States. The treatment will also mean raising at least $65,000 through private donations (HelpKenideeSeeHisCreations.com). City Weekly asked Canace ...

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5 Spot | Cynthia McKinney, 2008 presidential Green Party candidate

By Joseph Bateman
POSTED // Oct 22,2008 - nCynthia McKinney is a former Georgia House of Representatives member. She served six terms as a Democrat, including powerful assignments on the Armed Services and International Relations committees. In 2008, she left the Democratic Party to run for president as the Green Party candidate. nn nYou were originally a Democratic member of the House, but switched party affiliation to the Green Party. W...

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Prophet Sharing

The faithful are still waiting for Bishop Koyle’s Mormon dream mine to pay out.

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Dec 26,2007 - People who routinely drive along U.S. Highway 91 between Spanish Fork and Payson have come to consider the oddly futuristic, white-stone mill built into the hillside as part of the scenery. Utah County’s “Dream Mine,” as it’s been...

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Judgment Day

For the subjects of three 2007 City Weekly cover stories, life has taken distinctly different turns.

By Stephen Dark
POSTED // Dec 26,2007 - Robert Paisola had a hard day Dec. 17. He appeared with his lawyer in Provo’s 4th District Court on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.

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News | Utah vs. Axis of Evil: A Utah bill would ban investment in companies doing business in Iran

By Eric S. Peterson
POSTED // Dec 26,2007 - One Utah legislator has decided the state is ready to get off the sidelines and join the rumble against global terror by prohibiting the Utah Retirement System (URS) from investing in companies doing business in Iran. While the bill’s sponsor, Rep....
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