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Monday, February 28, 2011

Legislative committee picks for the week

Wimmer’s bill to make nearly all Utahns concealed-weapons carriers, is unholstered in committee this week. So is a bill to allow cyclists treat stops as yields and Rep. John Dougall’s sponsor an immigrant bill.---

Rally against food sales-tax hike!

Tuesday, advocates will be presenting a letter to House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart asking her not to pass a senate bill to raise the sales tax on food.--- Low-income advocates of the Crossroads-Urban Center believe the passing of Senate Bill 270 will affect 93.5 percent of families that make less than $150,000 a year.

DeChristopher Trial: Day 1 wrap-up

Supporters have high hopes for "Bidder 70," Tim DeChristopher. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary compares "Bidder 70" to Rosa Parks.

TV Tonight: 90210, The Cape, No Reservations

No, I didn’t watch the Oscars last night; you’re probably wishing you hadn’t, either. I preferred the Independent Spirit Awards on IFC—not because I’m an indie-film snob, but because they swear like motherfuckers.

Bills seek recording of Utah Justice Courts

wo bills this session would require justice court proceedings to be recorded in order to be certified. A welcome reform to individuals who have claimed some courts have run rough shod over their civil liberties.---

Supporters of Tim Dechristopher hold a midnight vigil

More than 100 people gathered at the First Unitarian Church at midnight Sunday in support of Tim DeChristopher, whose trial began Monday.--- Supporters with orange "Bidder 70" sashes draped across their bodies or tied around their arms swayed and sang along to the music of Peter Yarrow, his daughter Bethany Yarrow and cello-playing Rufus Cappadocia. Joan Gregory, who coordinates the environmental ministry at the First Unitarian Church, welcomed supporters and said DeChristopher has been a member of the Unitarian church for some time, and even before he was a member, he was coming to the church and trying to figure out who he was.

Tim DeChristopher, Daryl Hannah talk about Bidder 70 trial --vid

City Weekly spoke with Bidder 70 Tim DeChristopher about his trial as well as actor Daryl Hannah who's in Salt Lake City to show her support. Watch the videos here.---

DeChristopher Trial: Protesters singing in solidarity

Protesters gathered at Salt Lake City's Pioneer Park this morning before marching through the city's streets to the U.S. District Court house where climate change activist Tim DeChristopher is facing trial and prison.--- As of this writing, hundreds are gathered on Salt Lake City's Exchange Place across the street from the court house, including actor Daryl Hannah; Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul and Mary; Utah's Ken Sanders, a legendary activist and owner of Ken Sanders Rare Books.

Lounge Act Monday: Killing off February

It's a pretty mellow Monday, but the end of February is a good reason to find a way to celebrate. We have some options for ya.---

Predict the Oscars Contest: And the Award Goes To ...

The 2011 Academy Awards are in the books -- and so is the winner of the first City Weekly Predict the Oscars contest. Congratulations to Pietro D'Alessio, whose winning entry successfully guessed 17 out of 24 categories.

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