Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Feb 5, 2009
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  • Feb 5-11, 2009
  • Vol. 25, No. 38

News

  • News | River Dance: Legislator shops a bill to undo a court ruling on public access to rivers.
  • News | River Dance: Legislator shops a bill to undo a court ruling on public access to rivers.

    Gerald Nielson, an avid angler and attorney, waited years for a case that could open all Utah’s rivers to fly fishing, rafting and bird watching. In Utah, the public has always owned the river waters and had the theoretical right to use them, even on private property. But unlike the fly-fishing haven of Montana, those who try to cast their lines on Utah rivers risk getting shot. nNielson fi...
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  • Rant Control | Sunshine and Lollipops

    Maybe it was the sound scolding Rant Control administered last week—or, more likely, the spate of unseasonably glorious weather we had around Groundhog Day—but recently, the comments on CityWeekly.net have been more constructive and less rude than usual. nKatharine Biele’s cover story about the impact of a planned Rocky Mountain Power substation on a University neighborhood (&ldq...
  • Mullen| Leave Us Alone: Even in the sovereign nation of Utah, you still have rights. Right?
  • Mullen| Leave Us Alone: Even in the sovereign nation of Utah, you still have rights. Right?

    By most measures of small-business success in Utah, Tony Chlepas would be in the Hall of Fame. nHis mother, the late Helen Chlepas, was widowed with her four children still in grade school. In the early ’70s, Helen secured a small loan to buy a ramshackle little tavern near the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Tony and his siblings grew up helping their mom, including in the bar’s tiny ...
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  • The Ocho | Private Club Membership Scanners
  • The Ocho | Private Club Membership Scanners

    nEight commercial scanners being considered by the Utah Legislature should driver license info be voted to replace private club memberships: n8. Drunky Spotter 5000® n7. The Lil' Violater (a division of Diebold) n6. Ronco Privacy Parrot™n5. Microsoft Totalitarian® for Windows n4. DataSucker 2.0 (a division of WaddoupsCo) n3. Homeland Security Junior Officer Kit© n2. RectalSpy&re...
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  • Staffbox | Port 'O Call Memories

    City Weekly’s first downtown office was in the Shubrick building, along with Port O’ Call. Now that she’s gone, what’s your favorite Port memory? n nVictor Serrano: My last and only Port memory was City Weekly’s 2006 Christmas Party! It was a blast! nJamie Gadette: Pretty much every City Weekly function, especially the Wells Fargo bomb-threat cocktail hour. nNick Clar...
  • Hits & Misses | Gay-Marriage Ban, Smokin' Greg Curtis & Liquor-Law Reform
  • Hits & Misses | Gay-Marriage Ban, Smokin' Greg Curtis & Liquor-Law Reform

    nLegislative LiarsnIt was only a few years ago that conservatives pressing to mar Utah’s Constitution with a gay-marriage ban promised they weren’t going to take legal protections from homosexuals. Nowadays, it’s crystal clear that the 2004 line was a lie. Gay activists are presenting this year’s Utah Legislature with a list of bills to give elementary legal protections to...
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  • Citizen Revolt | Go Green or Go Home
  • Citizen Revolt | Go Green or Go Home

    January’s gone but we’re still enjoying an extra-hearty dose of inversion gravy whenever we step outside. Seriously, how long until we start sporting those SARS face masks around town? Lucky for us we’ve got some good forums coming up on how to green up this city/state/world.n n nBuilding a Green EconomynThursday, Feb. 5nThe University of Utah will be capping off its second annua...
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  • Ask a Mexican | Crime of Being Undocumented & Clamato Juice
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  • Ask a Mexican | Crime of Being Undocumented & Clamato Juice

    Dear Mexican: I can’t tell you how disappointed I’ve been these past few days, as a U.S. citizen and ciudadano Mexicano, how I’ve been seeing more and more stories about los narcos and how the Mexican government keeps getting screwed over in newspapers. I think that you should dedicate a whole article in your column telling your gringo readers what their pot and crack consuming h...
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  • Free Will Astrology | Feb. 5-11
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  • Free Will Astrology | Feb. 5-11

    nARIES (March 21-April 19)nI was watching a martial arts competition on ESPN TV. It featured a fierce macho dance-off, in which rivals took turns brandishing their high-octane warrior choreography. At one point the announcer waxed poetic as the eventual winner pulled off a seemingly impossible move: “And that was a corkscrew illusion twist rodeo spin!” In the coming week, Aries, I urge...
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  • News Quirks | School Daze

    Curses, Foiled AgainnPolice in Council Bluffs, Iowa, reported that a man who threatened a store clerk with a gun took cash and then pulled out a can of pepper spray and tried to spray the clerk. Instead, he accidentally sprayed himself in the face and ran away. n• A shoplifter who made off with $1,200 worth of designer purses from a store in Cape Coral, Fla., was run over twice by her getaway...
  • The Straight Dope | A Lion Shame
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  • The Straight Dope | A Lion Shame

    My friend says Christians weren’t actually thrown to the lions in ancient Rome, but when I was at the Colosseum, I saw a big cross there in honor of all the Christians martyred at that spot. He insists this was just made up by the church to perpetuate their religion. What gives? —vbunny nThe story has its suspicious aspects, I guess. According to the historian Tacitus, Christians durin...
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Eat & Drink

  • Feeling Saucy
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  • Feeling Saucy

    Woody Allen once described Los Angeles as a city whose major cultural contribution was right turns on red lights. By that metric, Utah has SoCal beat: We have given the world fry sauce. nSalmon-pink in color, it is the most efficient way to get additional fat onto the deep-fried potatoes next to a bacon cheeseburger. Creating a new way to up Utahns’ fat intake was a tough assignment, but loc...
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Music

  • Club Pictorial | Green Street
  • Club Pictorial | Green Street

    Ladies Night was popping off Jan. 29. Some of the hottest in town showed up for the reintroduction of the club’s Champagne Thursdays. There was plenty of action on the dance floor as DJ DAO (U92) mixed it up on the turntables. Not many DJs still practice the art of the scratch, but DAO is an old-school artisan. And the people on the floor showed their appreciation by dropping it hot-like all...
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  • Music Awards
  • City Weekly Music Awards 2009

    nnWATCH VIDEO PERFORMANCES ONLINEnnnArtists were selected by an advisory committee made up of supporters of the local scene including record label owners, promoters, members of the media, club owners, producers, engineers and other figures who are deeply invested in Utah music. nnEach committee member selected around 25-30 artists which were then tallied and entered into a database to determine th...
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Culture

  • The Essentials | <em>City Weekly's</em> Entertainment Picks Feb. 5-11
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • The Essentials | City Weekly's Entertainment Picks Feb. 5-11

    nTHURSDAY 2.5nCathode Ray: Video Works by Tyrone DaviesnThere aren’t many local artists working in video art, the Sidewalk Cinema series notwithstanding. Video art is usually thought of as one or two videos on the same number of monitors. nTyrone Davies, however, has assembled an entire constellation of video art pieces on enough monitors to fill an entire gallery. Equally impressive is the ...

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