Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Jan 31, 2008
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  • Jan 31 - Feb 6, 2008
  • Vol. 24, No. 38

News

  • Hits & Misses | Cops, Immigrants & Scientists
  • Hits & Misses | Cops, Immigrants & Scientists

    Handcuffed Cops Cops have a hard enough job without politicians causing people to fear police officers. Ignoring law enforcement, a committee of Utah’s Legislature has green-lighted a bill to require state troopers be trained as immigration agents...
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  • 5 Spot | Ken Jennings of <i>Jeopardy!</i> fame
  • 5 Spot | Ken Jennings of Jeopardy! fame

    Ken Jennings, whose Jeopardy! winnings broke the record at 2.52 million, signs his second book, Ken Jennings’ Trivia Almanac, at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 at King’s English Bookstore. How do you feel about the epithet ‘nerd,’ and how...
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  • The Ocho | Vote, Utah!
  • The Ocho | Vote, Utah!

    Eight sure-fire tricks to get Utah voters out to the Feb. 5 presidential primaries: 8. The Jazz Bear shooting voter info pamphlets out of a T-shirt gun. 7. Voting booths placed at the end of buffet lines. 6. Complimentary “Pulling for Polling”...
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  • Private Eye | Bullet Points

    A couple of years ago, somebody wrote a nice letter to the editor of City Weekly saying all kinds of truthful things about this column—Saltas can’t write, Saltas is an idiot, Saltas is a fat-ass Greek, Saltas should move, Saltas is a drunk,...
  • Staff Box
  • Staffbox | Dumb liquor-law suggestions

    What dumb liquor-law suggestion can you give to the Utah Legislature? Careful now, they will take you seriously ... Jeff Reese: Before you can go out drinking, you need to pass a written “drinking test” and get your “drinker license.”...
  • The Straight Dope | Mind the Silver
  • The Straight Dope | Mind the Silver

    I recently read a Popular Science article by some geek who set out to manufacture silver bullets. He noted in the course of the piece that, prior to the Industrial Revolution, silver didn’t tarnish because of the lack of sulfur in the air. I’m...
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  • Ask a Mexican | Chihuahuas, DNA & Catholics

    Dear Readers: Mucho feedback from ustedes regarding recent questions about archetypical Mexican dogs and the propensity of wabs to DUI. Let’s empezar with the doggies: You’re right about Chihuahuas. Crazy, tough dogs. I’m a dog rescuer...
  • Cheap Shot | Yuppie Puppie Is the Cat&rsquo;s Meow
  • Cheap Shot | Yuppie Puppie Is the Cat’s Meow

    It happened again. Last night I thought I was having a heart attack. My left arm went numb and my chest felt heavy. A repetitive, rhythmic sound woke me up. Was my brain oxygen-starved? Was this the bitter end of my heart beating? I read a lot about...
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  • Lake Effect | So Gay!
  • Lake Effect | So Gay!

    According to a Jan. 23 Seattle Post-Intelligencer item, Olympia, Wash., is home to the second-largest gay caucus in the United States. Washington’s Legislature contains six openly gay members, putting it ahead of such gay-friendly states as California,...
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  • Miscellaneous
  • Mullen | Our Turn

    City Weekly founder and raconteur John Saltas is one of my bosses. Reason enough not to pull the guy’s chain too hard, eh? I wouldn’t say I do. But I will say this: Both Saltas and I love a good argument. Lately, we’ve had a regular...
  • News Quirks
  • Newsquirks | Hosed

    Curses, Foiled Again While James Miller, 38, was being held as a burglary suspect in Dedham, Mass., he called his girlfriend to tell her to sneak him a handcuff key while hugging or kissing in court. Authorities thwarted the plan by monitoring Miller’s...
  • The Way It Is | Matt Torres of The Coffee Connection
  • The Way It Is | Matt Torres of The Coffee Connection

    With KRCL moving to replace its volunteer daytime DJs with professional DJs (Read Article), City Weekly asked Matt Torres of The Coffee Connection if he thought the move would give public community radio a shot in the arm or does it just amounts to a...
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Eat & Drink

  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Dining | Wine: Drink Your Spinach

    OK, so you’ve decided to shed some pounds from ’07 or you’ve determined that meat will kill you or you just have grown weary of foie gras. You’ve resolved to eat vegetables! But how will this new love of green things affect my...

Music

  • Hold Your Breath: Liars and No Age keep Salt Lake City on edge
  • Hold Your Breath: Liars and No Age keep Salt Lake City on edge

    Just remember that, no matter what else happens, there will always be Belgium. As the story is told, the power-pop/art-punk aesthetics of the Liars and the Los Angeles duo now behind No Age shared a stage there once. It wasn’t necessarily a planned...
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  • Music | Future Is Now: Brooklyn&rsquo;s Yeasayer define the moment
  • Music | Future Is Now: Brooklyn’s Yeasayer define the moment

    From the eastern seaboard, where a third sun shines on skyscrapers, factories and boardwalks, comes Yeasayer, a quartet of musical mystics whose alchemical songs brim with volatility and beauty. They are the sound of day and night, up and down, war and...
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Culture

  • Free Will Astrology | Jan. 31-Feb. 6
  • Free Will Astrology | Jan. 31-Feb. 6

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) The Onion newspaper reported on a South Carolina man who was so grateful for what God had done in the previous week that he put an extra $5 in the collection plate at church on Sunday. Brad Thaden was especially pleased with...
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