Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Feb 14, 2008
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  • Feb 14-20, 2008
  • Vol. 24, No. 40


  • 5 Spot | <I>Rocket Boys/October Sky</I> author Homer Hickam
  • 5 Spot | Rocket Boys/October Sky author Homer Hickam

    Rocket Boys/October Sky author and retired NASA engineer Homer Hickam ( will be in town to sign his latest romance/adventure novel Red Helmet on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall (after the Jim Brickman Show) and on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m....
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  • The Ocho | Nixed SLAMMys 2008 Categories
  • The Ocho | Nixed SLAMMys 2008 Categories

    Eight local-music categories inadvertently left off the 2008 SLAMMys readers’ ballot: 8. Best Five-Minute Banjo Solo Posing as a Bluegrass Song 7. Best Nondenominational Tabernacle Choir 6. Best MySpace Page Even Though Your Band Hates MySpace...
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  • Staff Box
  • Staffbox | Booze Bootleggers

    From what city do you do most of your bootlegging of liquor into Utah? Bill Frost: I download most of my liquor on my new Apple iHooch. Kathy Mueller: Costco in Reno. Duh! Faith Burnham: I actually don’t bootleg any liquor. I only drink beer, and...
  • The Straight Dope | Suicide Benefits
  • The Straight Dope | Suicide Benefits

    A while back some friends and I were discussing ways in which a suicidal person might still get his or her life-insurance payout. One option that came up was to be executed by the state. Would a life insurance company pay out a policy if one were executed...
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  • Ask A Mexican | Greeks, Videos & Ultraviolence

    !Dear Mexican: My parents were Greeks who legally immigrated to the United States in 1920. When it became harder for Greeks to immigrate, they began to jump ship in New York. My father referred to them as “bananas—fresh off the boat,”...
  • Lake Effect | The Hoosegow Floss
  • Lake Effect | The Hoosegow Floss

    We recently received a funny and well-written letter to the editor about dental hygiene in prisons from City Weekly reader John “Weston” Osburn, currently a guest of the state in Bluffdale. The man suffers from dental neglect and I couldn’t...
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  • News Quirks
  • Newsquirks | Slightest Provocation

    Curses, Foiled Again A shoplifter hid $300 worth of hunting knives in his waistband at a store in Grand Rapids, Mich. but got into a scuffle with security guards and fell on the knives. Police said the 26-year-old suspect suffered several puncture wounds...
  • Savage Love | Sex Toy Etiquette

    Warning: Savage Love is an adult sex advice column. The contents of this article may be offensive to some people. And Utahns. My boyfriend and I have been dating for four months and we’re crazy about each other. He’s been slowly...
  • The Way It Is | Pam Pedersen of Central Book Exchange
  • The Way It Is | Pam Pedersen of Central Book Exchange

    Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, has recently proposed legislation that would make police officer’s disciplinary records sealed from public access. This would mean records of officer misbehavior including sexual misconduct and records of use...
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Eat & Drink

  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Dining | Wine: Baker’s Dozen

    Each time I buy a case of wine in Utah, I long for my New York City days at Crossroads Wine & Liquor, on the northern edge of The Village. There, you’d get a 10 percent discount or a free 13th bottle when you purchased a case of wine. Here,...


  • Music | Local CD Revue: Aye Aye, LionFish, The Upstarts
  • Music | Local CD Revue: Aye Aye, LionFish, The Upstarts

    Aye Aye Saint Delay and the Golden Dog It’s hard to describe the music on Saint Delay without making it sound tedious: It’s countryish, bluesy and slow—the beats sound like they were recorded through molasses. However, Aye Aye has...
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