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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Low-income tenants get their last warning

Over the last year a check-out time from the Single-Room Occupancy housing in downtown’s Regis Hotel has been hanging over it’s residents, the time now appears to be next week.--- “Each of us has life and death reasons for staying at the Regis which make it difficult if not impossible for us to leave on [March 9], reads a letter from Regis tenants to Luke Garrott, councilman for District 4 and council chairman for the city Redevelopment Agency.

It's our birthrate and low taxes, stupids

Right now, literally, (audio , video) Rep. Christopher Herrod is arguing on the House floor that Utah was not admitted to the union (the United States) on an "equal footing" of the original states because Utah has more land owned by the federal government than other states. Is Herrod aware that Tooele County alone is bigger than three other states?---

Roller Derby: Wasatch vs. Treasure Valley Saturday

For the second time this month, Wasatch Roller Derby bouts at the Salt Palace in downtown SLC--but this time, instead of playing with themselves (let's re-phrase that: against themselves), WRD is facing off against Idaho's Treasure Valley Roller Girls in the first inter-league game of the local season on Saturday, Feb. 27. WRD's all-star travel team Midnight Terror (an odd name, since they don't actually play past 10 pm) promise a bout that's, says the league press release, "fast paced, hard hitting and possibly high flying depending on the strategy of the Midnight Terror!

Utah's 4-day work week gets global attention

One of these days reminders that Jon Huntsman Jr. was one of Utah's greatest politicians will wane, but that day is not today. New (to me) today is a study that cites Utah's four-day work week for state employees, praising the state for skipping ahead a few steps in work-life trends that are already happening anyway.---

Flick Clique event tonight: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA

City Weekly's Flick Clique movie-lovers club returns from its holiday/Sundance hiatus to offer another chance for stimulating cinematic conversation. And it all happens tonight.

(No) More Booze

Liquor license limits could increase, as long as it means less people drinking and does not benefit locally-owned businesses.--- The way to woo a legislator, as any lobbyist can attest, is through their stomach.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sugar Space: Suite, designer preview

Amelia Whitworth, one of the designers for the Sugar Space presented program Suite, discusses the program and personal goals. The focus of Suite, presented by Sugar Space, may be the choreography, but it's evident the designers have put tons of work into this program, too.

Easy-Bake Oven inventor dead

Ronald Howes, the inventor of Kenner's Easy-Bake Oven, died last week at the age of 83. --- I remember interviewing Log Haven chef Dave Jones years ago and him telling me that he first got interested in cooking as a kid thanks to an Easy-Bake Oven.

The Digital Divide in America

Affordability is curbing access to the Internet and possibly stunting the competitive edge in American industry.--- A study released by the Federal Communication Commission Tuesday reports 93 million Americans, or about one-third of the country, do not have home access to high speed Internet. Of those without broadband, 28 million said they lacked Internet because of the monthly cost, equipment needs or because they are weary of long-term service contracts required by providers.The telephone survey, completed by the FCC between October and November in 2009, found that broadband users reported paying $40.68 per month for Internet connections.

SL Mag Dining Awards...morning after

Last night Salt Lake Magazine handed out its 12th yearly bunch of Dining Awards --- to some of the hardest working people in the restaurant business. Stellar gathering of chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers (sometimes all wrapped up in one amazing person), food suppliers, and yes…writers.

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