Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Sep 20, 2007
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  • Sep 20-26, 2007
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  • Up Front: Cycle Babble
  • Up Front: Cycle Babble

    While trying to decide what to write about in this space generously offered by Holly Mullen, my cycling buddy called to say he had been hit by a car while riding his bike. The accident was the motorist’s fault, but that is of little compensation...
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  • Lake Effect: Calendar Boys
  • Lake Effect: Calendar Boys

    Apparently, there’s a golden window of time in the life of an LDS man after he’s been a gawky, pimple-faced missionary with a Mr. Mac suit, but before he’s become a Republican business ’droid with six Mr. Mac suits. The folks...
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  • StaffBox: High Hopes & Fiascos

    Have you ever entered a situation with high hopes only to learn later on it was a fiasco? Tyler Bradshaw: Does waking up count? Annie Quan: Yes. My last relationship. Lisa Hines: Indeed I have. It’s called getting married at the ripe old age...
  • Hits & Misses: Wacky Report
  • Hits & Misses: Wacky Report

    Wacky Report If there are good reasons to vote for the school-voucher referendum in November, a recent argument from the Sutherland Institute isn’t one of them. According to the conservative Utah think tank, public schools are an anti-Mormon plot....
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  • The Way It Is: Aurelia Watchman
  • The Way It Is: Aurelia Watchman

    American Indian art, ritual and culture have long held fascination for non-Native Americans. City Weekly asked Aurelia Watchman, who works at TP Gallery at 252 S. Main, why this was so: I think white Americans are drawn to Indian culture because it...
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  • The Ocho: Survivor’s Todd Herzog
  • The Ocho: Survivor’s Todd Herzog

    Eight reasons Pleasant Grove’s Todd Herzog should ultimately win Survivor: China, premiering Thursday, Sept. 20, on CBS: 8. He’s an “openly gay Mormon”—the post-finale Letterman interview practically writes itself. 7....
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  • Private Eye: Serious Complications

    Thanks, readers, for the phone call, card and letter expressing your sympathy to me during this sufferable phase of recovery from hernia surgery. I saw the doc this morning, and he confirmed that the hole in my groin musculature through which all manner...
  • 5 Spot: Presidential Candidate Ron Paul
  • 5 Spot: Presidential Candidate Ron Paul

    Republican presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul came to town Sept. 15 for a fund-raiser and rally. City Weekly caught up with the libertarian M.D., who also happens to be talk-show host Bill Maher’s “new hero,” to see...
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  • Ask a Mexican

    Dear Readers: I asked half-breeds a couple of weeks ago to write in with nicknames that describe their mixed Mexican heritage. Many, muchos responses continue to trickle in—gracias for the submissions. Following is a handy glossary that ustedes...
  • The Straight Dope: Villages of the Dammed
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  • The Straight Dope: Villages of the Dammed

    Major plot points in two somewhat recent movies have involved the evacuation of a town due to it being intentionally flooded by a new dam. Has this ever happened in real life? Are there submerged towns scattered about this great land containing untold...
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  • Newsquirks

    Curses, Foiled Again A man with a shotgun entered a convenience store in Albany, N.Y., and set the gun down on the counter so he could use both hands to stuff money from the register into his pockets. A surveillance video shows clerk Hafiz Alam grabbing...
  • Free Will Astrology
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  • Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) In the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, mamihlapinatapai is a word meaning “gazing into each other’s eyes, each hoping that the other will initiate something that both desire but which neither one wants to start.”...
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Eat & Drink

  • Bun Appetit
  • Wine
  • Bun Appetit

    Acme’s brilliant burgers mark the return of a screwball chef.
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  • The Grapevine: The Big One-Five-Oh

    Stop by the tasting room at the Buena Vista Carneros winery in Sonoma this month, and you’ll walk out with a souvenir. Yes, September is California Wine Month. But that’s not all the folks at Buena Vista Carneros are celebrating. Founded in...

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