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More Gas Pains

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Here at City Weekly, we really don’t like to toot our own horn. But occasionally we have to—not because we want to—so that our readers will be informed. For the past year, our political columnist, Katharine Biele, has run the “Questar...

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Murphy’s Toast, Jell-O on Top

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - KTVX Channel 4, in a move that can only be described as cosmetic or bottom-line, has sacked veteran newsman Paul Murphy. After 11 years on the job at KTVX, Murphy got a pink slip because new station managers apparently “didn’t like the package.”...

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Kazakstan Equivalent

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - As most City Weekly readers know by now, we here at Smartbomb are globally recognized as the authority on what is really going on behind the Zion Curtain. Some people may say, big deal. West of Wendover, east of Evanston and south of St. George, who really...

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Fools On the Hill -- Top 10

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - It’s hard to ignore our Utah Legislators, particularly when they are dreaming up ways to make life more moral for us and a little more profitable for their buddies in industry. To help keep track of whatÕs going on in the Capitol, Lorna Vogt and...

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Boys Will Be Boys

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Like mortar fire, reporters the world over are lobbing in embarrassing questions about Utah’s new Porn Czar. News organizations are focusing on the identity of our so-called “pornography ombudsman” and how she will measure her authority...

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Falling Skies

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - News Flash from SEATTLE! This just in: The recent quake that rocked the Emerald City has apparently damaged a large number of cappuccino machines, rendering many yuppies helpless in caffeine withdrawal. FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Administration,...

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A Victory for All

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Thelma and Louise knew they were driving off a cliff. It’s a luxury most of us don’t have. But we’re dying to know where exactly that waterfall is—and we know it’s out there—so we don’t end up like those poor...

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Brent’s gone'what a bummer!

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - We’re completely despondent over here at Smartbomb at the recent sacking of Brent Overson as County Mayor Nancy Workman’s personal valet, confidant and henchman. They were such a good team; we hate to see it come to a premature end only 10...

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Things You Already Knew

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Half the people in Utah think the Mormon church runs things around here. The other half knows it does. Polls say that about 70 percent of Utahns identify themselves as Latter-day Saints. Just between you and us beer guzzlers over here at Smartbomb, we...

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This Ain’t Margaritaville

By Christopher Smart
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Ignorance is, after all, bliss. So, you may not know how bad you’ve really got it, living here in Utah, until the national news media gets done sniffing around. They have come to check us out before the big Olympic party and have a revelation for...
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