Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Jul 24, 2008
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  • Jul 24-30, 2008
  • Vol. 25, No. 10

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  • 5 Spot | Jeff Ward, director of Tree Utah
  • 5 Spot | Jeff Ward, director of Tree Utah

    Jeff Ward, director of Tree Utah (TreeUtah.org), talks about how bringing goats into Tree Utah’s Ecogarden (1575 W. 1000 North, next to the Day-Riverside library) worked out. Why goats in the garden? We have a bad weed problem, and since it’s...
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  • The Ocho | Pioneer Day Myths
  • The Ocho | Pioneer Day Myths

    Eight popular myths about Utah’s Pioneer Day, July 24:8. After declaring “This is the place,” Brigham Young followed up with “Smoke ’em if ya got ’em.” 7. The “Wasatch Drag Queen Handcart Re-enactment”...
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  • Staff Box
  • Staffbox | Happy Hour

    Clubs and restaurants can now pour 1.5 ounce cocktails. Feeling it?Ben Rosch: At least that is a half-ounce closer to reality! Annie Quan: I’m feeling it. In my wallet. Derek Carlisle: I’m more of a beer drinker, so the laws need another staggered...
  • The Straight Dope | Pros & Cons
  • The Straight Dope | Pros & Cons

    Is the woman committing the crime by selling herself or is the man committing the crime by paying for the service? —MEDuke Who says feminism hasn’t accomplished anything? Nowadays, in most American jurisdictions, both the hooker and the john...
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  • Ask a Mexican | Corn vs. Flour Tortillas Contest Winners
  • Ask a Mexican | Corn vs. Flour Tortillas Contest Winners

    Dear Readers: Gracias, merci, obrigado for the many submissions in our contest asking readers to argue in 25 words why corn tortillas are superior to flour, or vice versa. Below are the winners for some of the cities that carry the Mexican. Don’t...
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  • Lake Effect | Pioneer Day Safety Tips
  • Lake Effect | Pioneer Day Safety Tips

    According to the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification, crime in Utah is on the rise. However, Salt Lake City residents take heart: Crime rates here fell slightly between 2006 and 2007. Still, the substantial increase in Utah County crime has us worried:...
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  • News Quirks
  • Newsquirks | Linguistic Follies

    Curses, Foiled Again John Opperman-Green reported to police in Kissimmee, Fla., that when he asked some men he didn’t know for a ride outside a 7-Eleven store, they robbed him. While being questioned, Opperman-Green told police that the money the...
  • The Way It Is | Michelle Winberg of Esther’s Café
  • The Way It Is | Michelle Winberg of Esther’s Café

    With the high cost of food, many lower-income families are taking advantage of a Salt Lake City School District program offering children healthy free lunches in the city’s parks. Since the program doesn’t screen who takes part in it, a number...
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Eat & Drink

  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Dining | Wine: Vino Lovers on the Web

    Since the local media—City Weekly being the obvious exception—doesn’t devote much space to wine, preferring typically to cover homemade root beer, the logical place to look for information about your favorite fermented beverage is on...

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Culture

  • Free Will Astrology | July 24-30
  • Free Will Astrology | July 24-30

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) Anna Renalda Hyatt, a reader from Colorado, bragged to me about her prowess. “My capacity for expressing love far surpasses that of anyone I have ever met,” she wrote. “I am a Sublime Genius of Love, a Master...
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