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Downside Story

SLC needs more than a theater

By John Saltas
POSTED // Aug 10,2011 - I’ve been out of town for nearly a week, doing some business and some pleasure in Chicago and Milwaukee—two cities that are about as different from Salt Lake City as can be.

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Old Man Writer

Why are all SLC columnists so ancient?

By John Saltas
POSTED // Jul 27,2011 - Last week, a computer glitch ate my column, sparing you the five wasted minutes of reading it.

Private Eye

Who Killed the Liquor Business?

Gov. Herbert's just the water boy

By John Saltas
POSTED // Jul 6,2011 - By and large, writing this column for so many years is probably no different than writing about a Utah-BYU football game when it comes to topic.

Private Eye

Sexy President

The hottest hopeful will win

By John Saltas
POSTED // Jun 15,2011 - Last evening, I got a text from a good friend asking me if I were watching the GOP “presidential” debate in New Hampshire. I wasn’t and had no intentions of doing so.

Private Eye

Deliver Us From Fools

Attn: Mormons of good sense

By John Saltas
POSTED // Jun 1,2011 - Outside of the rain—which abated enough to allow me to finally get my vegetable garden planted—this past Memorial Day Weekend was pleasant enough. That’s even counting the panicked hours spent looking for a missing kid ...

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Medical Alert

Lawmakers can't leave booze alone

By John Saltas
POSTED // May 25,2011 - Yes, my formerly septic elbow is doing fine. Thanks for asking. Whereas a few weeks ago I could easily insert the better part of a Valencia orange into the gaping wound on my left arm ...

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The Return of Private Eye

A crowd-sourced column by John Saltas

By John Saltas
POSTED // May 18,2011 - I’ve got some good news to share—I’ve discovered I’m not a dinosaur.

Private Eye

Dino-spite

Tribune staffers picked a poor time and place to take a bite out of John Saltas.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Apr 20,2011 - As an ethnic fellow with a real curiosity for family origins, I’m always attracted to names that are filled with consonants or end with -as, -akis, -ich or a single vowel ...

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Packer Punch

E-billboards! Liquor! Mayhem! Mark Shurtleff! Luckily, Lynn Packer's on the case.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Apr 13,2011 - Sometimes I read something that causes me to break into laughter. I was reading The Salt Lake Tribune when I saw a story about the latest plague to strike Salt Lake City residents: e-billboards ...

Private Eye

Great Greeks

The best Greeks who've been left off the Best Of list.

By John Saltas
POSTED // Mar 30,2011 - I hope you like this year’s Best of Utah issue. You should—I had nothing to do with it. Well, barely. I didn’t vote, and I only wrote two staff picks this year ...
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