Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Apr 24, 2008
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  • Apr 24-30, 2008
  • Vol. 24, No. 50

News

  • Hits & Misses | Nukes, Gays & Gas
  • Hits & Misses | Nukes, Gays & Gas

    Nukes 1, Huntsman 0 The folks at EnergySolutions aren’t dumb after all. When Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. last year inked a deal with Utah’s nuclear-waste dump for EnergySolutions to cap the amount of waste it would take at its disposal facility...
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  • Staff Box | What would you flood?

    In the 1983 floods, State Street became a river. If it floods this year and you held the lever, what would you flood? Steve Matney: I’d flood the gene pool with morally upright, genius DNA. I’m thinking of the children. Justin Healy: I would...
  • The Straight Dope | Cross Purposes
  • The Straight Dope | Cross Purposes

    What was the actual cause of death from crucifixion (Jesus-style, sans spear)? I’ve heard everything from blood loss, dehydration, and shock to suffocation. —NatalieProbably all of the above and then some. The suggested causes of death are...
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  • Ask A Mexican | Emo Riots & Espeakage
  • Ask A Mexican | Emo Riots & Espeakage

    Dear Readers: The paperback version of my book is out in stores now, cheap enough so that even a Guatemalan can afford it. Buy, por favor! Now, on to the preguntas …  Dear Mexican: Lately, I’ve been hearing how punks and metalheads in...
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  • Lake Effect | “Together Forever”
  • Lake Effect | “Together Forever”

    So enamored of John McCain is Sen. Orrin Hatch, he recently surprised McCain’s presidential campaign with the gift of its very own theme song—a song Hatch himself composed. (Upon which we can only imagine McCain’s nonplussed staffers...
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  • News Quirks
  • Newsquirks | Dog Days

    Curses, Foiled Again Baltimore transit authorities said Issac Ray Dunn, 58, boarded the city’s light rail system but failed to show a ticket when asked. The transit inspector writing the citation for not paying the $1.60 fare ran a routine check...
  • The Way It is | Diego Castro, owner of the Volk Caffe Bar
  • The Way It is | Diego Castro, owner of the Volk Caffe Bar

    The SLCPD recently announced a successful sweep for the Pioneer Park area. In total, it netted 257 arrests, over 100 of which were drug-related felony charges (see News). City Weekly asked Diego Castro, owner of the Volk Caffe Bar (336 W. Broadway) adjacent...
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Eat & Drink

  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Dining | Wine: Spring Cleanup

    Whenever I taste wine, I try to remember to jot down a few notes about it to help trigger my memory later. It’s not the most sophisticated system; I haven’t a fancy wine log or anything like that—mostly just scraps of paper, Post-It...

Music

  • Music | Auto Pilot: Autoharpist Bryan Bowers hits The Outer Rim
  • Music | Auto Pilot: Autoharpist Bryan Bowers hits The Outer Rim

    Bryan Bowers plays the autoharp; a box-like instrument held to the chest, one hand strumming, one pressing buttons attached to chord bars that mute all the strings but the chord being played.  “When I was a kid, they had autoharps in the schools....
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