Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Sep 6, 2007
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  • Sep 6-12, 2007
  • Vol. 24, No. 17

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  • Lake Effect: Tappy Feet
  • Lake Effect: Tappy Feet

    Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, isn’t gay, never has been. He said so himself. Obviously, what was really happening in that airport stall was a little-known Republican ritual, using hand and foot signals to communicate political strategies. Before...
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  • The Mayor Bunch
  • The Mayor Bunch

    Feature: It’s more than a hunch: The Candidates are packed wall-to-wall this year. Let City Weekly help you sort them out.
  • The Mayor Bunch: Jenny Wilson
  • The Mayor Bunch: Jenny Wilson

    Jenny Wilson "Experienced & Progressive" Born Nov. 1, 1965—Scorpio Married, two sons Salt Lake County Councilwoman 2005-present, masters degree in public policy Inactive LDS Democrat, chief of staff to former Congressman Bill Orton,...
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  • The Way It Is: Sri Whipple
  • The Way It Is: Sri Whipple

    While most countries around the world celebrate Labor Day on May 1, the United States chose in 1894 to fix its tribute to the working man three months later in the year. But the Labor Day, or international workers’ day, celebrated by most of the...
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  • Hits & Misses: Liquor Drought
  • Hits & Misses: Liquor Drought

    Liquor Drought If you own a restaurant and want a license from Utah to serve wine and beer, your chances are worse than winning the lottery. There is one license available. Utah gives out a limited number of licenses to serve, and the quota is all used...
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  • The Mayor Bunch: Ralph Becker
  • The Mayor Bunch: Ralph Becker

    Ralph Becker "Blueprint Man" Born May 30, 1952—Gemini Divorced, two sons, Founder Bear West planning firm Episcopalian, inactive House Democratic Leader, Utah Legislature 1997-present Favorite Drink: Margarita made with “my secret...
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  • Private Eye: Highway to Hell

    By some accounts, the University of Utah football season ended last week up in Corvallis. The Utes had traveled there to play Oregon State. I traveled there, too, along with my good friend Joe Caputo. I’d like to clear up a nasty rumor about Joe....
  • 5 Spot: The Mayoral Big 4
  • 5 Spot: The Mayoral Big 4

    In case you’ve been living under a rock, the primary election for Salt Lake City mayor is Tuesday, Sept. 11. This issue looks in depth at the Salt Lake City mayor’s race (see “The Mayor Bunch”). Below, we asked the four front-runners...
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  • Lights Out, Sparky
  • Lights Out, Sparky

    The Deep End: Call goes out to replace Anderson with an A-hole at large.
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  • The Mayor Bunch: Dave Buhler
  • The Mayor Bunch: Dave Buhler

    Dave Buhler "Not a crusader." Born July 13, 1957—Cancer Married, five children B.S. in political science from U of U, M.A. in public administration from BYU Adjunct U of U political science professor Active LDS Republican Current Salt...
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  • StaffBox: The Music of Our Lives

    Do you have a particular song, performer or group that picks you up? Steve Matney: The pan-flute hippie outside. Hands down.   Brandon Burt: Old Latin jazz and/or pop music always puts me in a good mood: Tito Puente, Willie Colon, Ruben Blades,...
  • Bounce-Back Attack
  • Bounce-Back Attack

    Politics: After a brief quest to be mayor, Nancy Saxton came back to District 4 to defend her City Council seat. Will voters return the love?
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  • Missionary Position: Chris Madden
  • Missionary Position: Chris Madden

    Charles Madden 69, retired, writes on musical theory Served mission in Uruguay, 1959-62 Did you ever fear losing life and limb? We were tracting door to door (our least favorite activity). We approached a home that had tall double doors, one of which...
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  • The Ocho: Endorse This
  • The Ocho: Endorse This

    Eight ways The Ocho is torn over whom to endorse in the Salt Lake City mayoral race: 8. Ralph Becker: Pro: Wants rivers of booze flowing through the streets. Con: Shares surname with lousy Ted Danson sitcom. 7. Dave Buhler: Pro: Plans to increase affordable...
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  • The Mayor Bunch: Keith Christensen
  • The Mayor Bunch: Keith Christensen

    Keith Christensen "He wins. We all win." Born Dec. 7, 1950—Sagittarius Divorced, married for second time, two children B.S. in management and finance from BYU, law degree University of Puget Sound Inactive LDS Former two-term Salt Lake...
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  • Mullen: The Right to Be Insecure

    Four days after starting this job at City Weekly, on April 9, 2007, flowers were delivered to my office. I’ve kept the card that came with them. I tacked it to the bulletin board five feet from my desk. It hangs right at eye level, where I can read...
  • Time for a Change
  • Time for a Change

    Politics: District 6’s open race pulls in new political stripes as Dave Buhler searches for greener pastures.
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  • Gun Play
  • Film & TV
  • Gun Play

    Cinema: Shoot ’Em Up reaches a preposterous pinnacle of action-movie self-awareness.
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  • The Straight Dope: Word Up?
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  • The Straight Dope: Word Up?

    A speaker at a recent school board meeting claimed the vocabulary of the average American grade school student was 25,000 words in 1945 and about 10,000 today. This is pretty disturbing if true. What do you think?  —Dave Evans, Bellingham,...
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  • Newsquirks

    Curses, Foiled Again William Bates, 19, was arrested for robbing a gas station in Victorville, Calif., after he called the authorities to report the crime, claiming to be a witness but arousing suspicion. He subsequently pleaded guilty to assault and...
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  • Ask a Mexican

    Dear Mexican: A new line of Speedy Gonzalez clothing came out earlier this year. As a black vendor in a predominantly Mexican market, I immediately thought about selling some of these items. I am 35 and, although I remember the cartoon coming on when...
  • Free Will Astrology
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  • Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) A few years ago, the Cambodian government decided that the country’s karaoke bars had become hotbeds of vice. To suppress their evil influence, the prime minister called out the army’s bulldozers and demolished them....
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Eat & Drink

  • Wine
  • The Grapevine: Decant the Serrant

    I’m not the kind of guy who brings his own crystalware to restaurants—but I know people who do. One friend of mine is so serious about wine that he totes an armor-plated briefcase stocked with oversize Riedel sommelier-series goblets with...

Music

  • Reformatted
  • Reformatted

    Music: The Format went from an indie rock upstart to pop maestros, turning its back on the music industry in the process.
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  • CD Revue
  • CD Revue

    Music: Black Francis, Le Loup, Shout Out Louds, Kurt Cobain: About a Son
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