Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Nov 15, 2007
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  • Nov 15-21, 2007
  • Vol. 24, No. 27

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  • Mullen | Deeply Rooted

    West Valley City police found my younger sister on the morning of Jan. 31, 1999. She was in her bed, behind her locked bedroom door, in her apartment. They surmised she had been dead for at least a couple of days. Heather was 33 years old. An autopsy...
  • The Ocho | Living in a gayborhood?
  • The Ocho | Living in a gayborhood?

    Eight tell-tale signs that you might be living in a Salt Lake City “gayborhood”: 8. There are QSaltLake newspaper boxes on every corner—and they all dispense cappuccinos. 7. The local Ann Taylor outlet only sells flannel shirts...
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  • The Way It Is | Fred Hightower of Moriarty’s Antiques
  • The Way It Is | Fred Hightower of Moriarty’s Antiques

    Election results showed a decisive, 62 percent defeat for a school-voucher bill which had the support of Utah legislators. City Weekly asked Fred Hightower owner of Moriarty’s Antiques what this said about the Legislature’s representation...
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  • Hits & Misses | Mobile Homes, Junk Food & Clean Power
  • Hits & Misses | Mobile Homes, Junk Food & Clean Power

    People’s Politicians Finally, a Utah city progressive enough to do something about the affordable-housing crisis. Taylorsville leaders want to give mobile-home-park residents a voice when developers come knocking with McMansion blueprints. State...
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  • Lake Effect | Tots on ’Dots
  • Lake Effect | Tots on ’Dots

    Playtime was subdued, quiet time was unusually quiet and punch-and-cookie time conversation at nursery schools across the valley was focused on just one thing: News that a Utah toddler had been hospitalized after an overdose of Aqua Dots. The sticky...
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  • Cheap Shot | Drink. Drank. Drunk.
  • Cheap Shot | Drink. Drank. Drunk.

    “Phil you’re a nobody,” Brad said when I answered the phone. My brother Brad is a lawyer, so I know he could not have come to this conclusion without evidence, facts and possibly even a little ipso facto lawyer talk. “Are you one...
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  • 5 Spot | Scott Renshaw interviews Scott Renshaw
  • 5 Spot | Scott Renshaw interviews Scott Renshaw

    Arts & Entertainment Editor Scott Renshaw interviews himself—his most challenging subject yet—to find out why the 24-Seven column has been replaced by The Essentials. What have you done to 24-Seven? We are considering the possibility that...
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  • Free Will Astrology | Nov. 15-21
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  • Free Will Astrology | Nov. 15-21

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) I love it when you forget all your troubles and get lost in thoughts about your friends’ problems. I love it when you place your entire focus on the heat steaming from your cup of coffee or on the sun reflecting on a puddle...
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  • Newsquirks | How Government Works

    Curses, Foiled Again German authorities charged a 33-year-old factory worker with stealing more than 1 million screws from his employer. The man smuggled between 2,000 and 7,000 screws out of work each night for two years and then auctioned them on an...
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  • Ask a Mexican | Loco Dobbs

    Dear Mexican: Is Lou Dobbs right when he says that close to 80 hospitals in California have been closed down because of the illegals, or is he lying? —Cabrónes No Necesitamos Dear CNN: Dobbs is right to a certain point, and only in spite...
  • The Straight Dope | The Cruelest Cut
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  • The Straight Dope | The Cruelest Cut

    What’s the straight dope about the correlation between vasectomy and dementia? —A concerned post-op patient, via e-mail Can men who have had vasectomies have wet dreams? —Scott, via e-mail Though even the idea of a scalpel nearing the...
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Eat & Drink

  • Wine
  • The Grapevine | Wine, Thankfully

    With Thanksgiving looming, you may be pondering what sort of wine or wines to serve with your holiday feast. The best piece of advice I can give you about choosing wine for Thanksgiving—or any other holiday—is don’t fret. Holiday dinners...
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  • Cookies, Pizza & Gastronomy

    Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for tips on finding an authentic Black & White cookie in Utah. Among others, a reader named Deb and Metropolitan chef Chad Horton sent me terrific Black & White cookie recipes. Better still, I obtained...

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