Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Dec 27, 2007
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  • Dec 27, 2007 - Jan 2, 2008
  • Vol. 24, No. 33

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  • Lake Effect | It Means “Really Creepy”
  • Lake Effect | It Means “Really Creepy”

    Tourists looking to sample a little Salt Lake City nightlife may come away with the sense that there are few music venues here, since the Salt Lake City Downtown Alliance’s recently published “Do Downtown” guide neglects to list hotspots...
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  • Hits & Misses | Orrin Hatch, Wind Power & TRAX
  • Hits & Misses | Orrin Hatch, Wind Power & TRAX

    Family Ties Sen. Orrin Hatch inserted $294,000 into a massive federal spending bill, claiming he did not realize that the lobbyist behind the requested money was his own son. So Hatch said, explaining why he filed a letter stating neither he nor his family...
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  • The Ocho | The Magic 8-Ball’s 2008 Predictions
  • The Ocho | The Magic 8-Ball’s 2008 Predictions

    Eight answers/predictions from the Magic 8-Ball for the year of 2008: 8. Q: Will certain City Weekly staffers repent for their booze-fueled company holiday-party antics? A: “Reply hazy, try again.” 7. Q: Will they repeat the same antics...
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  • Cheap Shot | Should auld acquaintance be forgot, go to Burt’s
  • Cheap Shot | Should auld acquaintance be forgot, go to Burt’s

    Penny is stoopid. So stupid, in fact, it takes the misspelling of the word to properly address how stupid she really is. There was a time when she was almost kind of smart. She lived in Salt Lake City and worked at Salt City CDs. Back then, you could...
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  • Prophet Sharing
  • Prophet Sharing

    The faithful are still waiting for Bishop Koyle’s Mormon dream mine to pay out.
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  • The Way It Is | Cup of Joe barista Kristy Gonzalez
  • The Way It Is | Cup of Joe barista Kristy Gonzalez

    City Weekly asked barista Kristy Gonzalez at Cup of Joe what the Legislature’s New Year’s resolution should be: Education and mental health. First, our teachers are way underpaid. And, second, [Cup of Joe is] down by the homeless shelter,...
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  • Staffbox | 2007 New Year’s resolutions

    Did you accomplish your 2007 New Year’s resolution? If not, will you try, try again in 2008? Andrea Moore: Every morning, I wake up and tell myself I will not drink tonight. Every night, I enjoy a martini or whiskey on the rocks. If I can’t...
  • Judgment Day
  • Judgment Day

    For the subjects of three 2007 City Weekly cover stories, life has taken distinctly different turns.
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  • 5 Spot | Lee Siegel, U of U Public Relations science writer
  • 5 Spot | Lee Siegel, U of U Public Relations science writer

    Lee Siegel—science writer for University of Utah Public Relations—lists five of the U’s noteworthy scientific accomplishments in 2007. Mario’s Nobel and other awards The year’s scientific knockout: the Nobel Prize awarded...
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  • Free Will Astrology | Dec. 26-Jan. 1
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  • Free Will Astrology | Dec. 26-Jan. 1

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) When the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their fifth album Blood Sugar Sex Magick in 1991, it blasted them into rock stardom. They stopped performing at intimate nightclubs and appeared exclusively at large arenas. They won a...
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  • Ask a Mexican | Mini-F.A.Q
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  • Ask a Mexican | Mini-F.A.Q

    Apologize for the shortened column this week, but there are tamales to make… Dear Readers: Gracias, thank you, gracias for another successful year. The Mexican now appears in 32 newspapers across the country, with a weekly circulation of just over...
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  • Newsquirks | Shortcut to Trouble

    Curses, Foiled Again Convicted tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown bolted from their federal trial in Concord. N.H., and holed up in their fortress-like home for nearly 10 months, threatening a violent end to any attempt to remove them. “We either walk...
  • The Straight Dope | Microbe Ear
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  • The Straight Dope | Microbe Ear

    Here’s one that’s making the rounds: “Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ears by 700 times.” What’s the dope? —Paul Spadoni If antibiotics, antibacterial soap, and chlorinated water...
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Eat & Drink

  • Grappa
  • Wine
  • Grappa

    Bill Kills: The best meal of 2007: Dinner with Mondavi
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  • Wine
  • New Year’s Eve Dining

    Spending New Year’s Eve at Metropolitan is always a good decision, and this year’s festive celebration menu is no exception. The $75 tasting menu at Metropolitan for New Year’s Eve features starter courses of roasted chestnut soup, mache...
  • Wine
  • Wine: The Peter Principles

    It so happened that a visit this month from Charles Krug Winery’s Peter Mondavi Jr. this month coincided with my reading of Julia Flynn Siler’s book The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty. I was eager to meet Peter...

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