Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Aug 23, 2007
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  • Aug 23-29, 2007
  • Vol. 24, No. 15

News

  • Hits & Misses
  • Hits & Misses

    Armed and Clueless Utah lawmakers approached recent summertime tours of Salt Lake and Davis counties as if they were visitors to a foreign land, riding through town on a $100,000-plus bus tour bankrolled by big businesses, and eliminating past years’...
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  • The Way It Is: Tax attorney David Lyon

    In the Salt Lake City mayor’s race, candidates seem to be trying to make themselves more like outgoing Mayor Rocky Anderson or distancing themselves from his faults. City Weekly asked tax attorney David Lyon—not a resident of Salt Lake City—what...
  • Frost Bytes: Nuns N’ Roses
  • Frost Bytes: Nuns N’ Roses

    The Frost Bytes roller derby report for August: Once again, the Salt City Derby Girls played in front of a near-capacity crowd last Saturday night, as the Sisters of No Mercy (nuns who love discipline more than Jesus) skated against the Leave It to Cleavers...
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  • Flying the Coop
  • Flying the Coop

    Feature: Araucana Hens in Mill Creek. Eight-foot tomato plants in Rose Park. How Plucky Can Urban Farmers Get?
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  • 5 Spot: Julia Barrientos of the Dual Immersion Academy

    Julia Barrientos directs the Dual Immersion Academy, a free public charter school at 1155 S. Glendale Drive (DIAcharter.org). Serving on her board is Patricia Dark, wife of City Weekly staffer Stephen Dark. When doors open on Sept. 4, 350 students (grades...
  • Private Eye: Full Disclosure

    n n n Staffboxn Has anyone ever given you grief for working at City Weekly?n n Natalie May: Not that I can recall … most people think it’s pretty rad! Brandon...
  • A Dorky Duo
  • A Dorky Duo

    The Deep End: Things could get plain hairy between Rove and Romney.
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  • Waste Not
  • Waste Not

    News: The law catches up with a careless biohazard bandit
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  • The Missionary Position
  • The Missionary Position

    Mike Mahannah 21, student 2001, Eastern European Outreach, Russia Christian summer mission trip Tell us about your encounter with the “Soda Nazi.” I did not understand Russian shopping at all. One day, my team and I went to a shop, and I...
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  • Mullen: Coal Country Chronicle

    Joe Piccolo is a humble sort, with a soft and halting pattern of speech. He stepped to the microphone on the late afternoon of Aug. 19 at the Price City Peace Garden plaza in the heart of town, mindful of proper decorum. Six men remained trapped in the...
  • Lake Effect: A Darker Shade of Pink

    When Utah’s “right to work” law was enacted in those black-and-white, clean-cut 1950s, it was intended to bring about a glorious era of worker independence and an end to the Red Menace. Well, the nefarious socialists still haven’t...
  • Labor Pain
  • Labor Pain

    News: A pregnant bartender says she was fired: “When you show, you’ve got to go.”
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  • The Ocho: High School Musical 2
  • The Ocho: High School Musical 2

    Eight obvious giveaways that High School Musical 2 was filmed entirely in Utah: 8. The high school is populated with unemployed 22-year-olds. 7. White guys under 6 feet tall are considered a lock for basketball scholarships. 6. Singing and dancing...
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  • Newsquirks

    The Joy of Housecleaning Joanne Drysdale, a 49-year-old mother of three, has invented a sex toy that connects to a vacuum cleaner and gives multiple, back-to-back orgasms lasting up to a minute each—all without ever touching the skin. She said her...
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  • Ask a Mexican

    Dear Readers: It’s not just questions and racist rants that invade the Mexican’s mailbox—your feedback sneaks under my digital fence, también. Let’s start with Lean Like a K Street Chola, a former gangbanger-turned-lobbyist...
  • The Straight Dope: Weather or Not
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  • The Straight Dope: Weather or Not

    Box scores tell you how a baseball team has done. Stock listings tell you how a stock has performed. But I’ve never seen a mechanism indicating whether weathermen have any idea what they’re talking about. Does anyone keep track of how accurate...
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  • Free Will Astrology
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  • Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) You’ve been putting out and putting out and putting out, Aries. Good work! I’m impressed with the blend of high-minded generosity and ego-boosting self-expression you’ve synergized. Now, however, it’s...
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Eat & Drink

  • Cliff Hanging
  • Wine
  • Cliff Hanging

    Sampling Snowbird’s delights from the Pit to the Aerie’s lofty heights.
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  • Wine
  • The Grapevine: Aerie’s Abundance

    When French-born Frederic Barbier took over The Aerie at Snowbird (see Dining) as general manager, he also took over its wine list. And, since that time, that wine list has grown into one of the finest in the state. What makes a great wine list? Let’s...

Music

  • Four on the Floor
  • Four on the Floor

    Music: Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood get it together (again) on Out Louder.
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  • The Wanderer
  • The Wanderer

    Music: For Magnolia Electric Co.’s Jason Molina, transience is the thing.
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