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Salt Lake City’s One World Cafe: Food For All

Swing open the glass door to the One World Café and you’ll see prep cooks chopping vegetables and serving food while people wait in line to pick out what they’d like from the day’s offerings. Professionals in suits, students with books and mothers with their children sit at small tables on the outskirts of the kitchen area. Laughter is heard further back through one of the doorways. The scene is the nearly perfect picture of a small café in the city. Besides some ordinary props that are missing -- a menu, a cash register, prices -- the to and fro of the café moves like a comfortable dance. The owner, Denise Cerreta, choreographs the dance, but the uniqueness of this place came from a small but determined voice in the back of her head. Call it conscience, or fate. Call it whatever you like, but this small whisper is about to make its voice heard -- loud and clear.

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Where My Girls At?

We’re living in a time where the most prominent, potential candidates for the 2008 presidential election are Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice. Yeah, I know, two women in the front-running positions for presidential candidacy and Geena Davis is the Commander and Chief on TV. So, what’s the matter with Utah? Sadly, in our great state, only 22 percent of the seats in the Utah House of Representatives are held by women and matters only get worse when you look at the Senate where the number of women plummets to a discouraging 14 percent. And it looks like things will only be getting worse in November when we will lose such valued female leaders as Sens. Karen Hale and Patrice Arent and County Commissioners Carol Page, Davis; Camille Cain, Weber; and Suzanne Rees, Box Elder, who all chose not to seek re-election in 2006.

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District 26: Representin’ and Keepin’ It Real

By Tracy Medley Despite my own liberal-commie-ism it has always been hard for me to attend, join or otherwise be herded into any sort of group or group function. It's just not in my nature to want to sit in a room with a lot of my fellow humans...no offense. So, when my husband asked me if I wanted to attend the Democratic caucus for our district, I responded with my usual, non-committal answer, “Eh, if you want to, I guess.” He was resolute and so I put my hermit-crab like nature aside for one evening to get democratic.

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The Legend of Kay’s Cross: Who Killed Kay’s Cross?

By Clint Wardlow, UtahGothic.com Who Killed Kay’s Cross? The explosion that took out Kay’s Cross was pretty spectacular. It obliterated the base and hurled 10-pound chunks of rock as high as 80 feet. The hollow contained most of the debris, but the only known casualty—an unlucky pheasant—was roosting in a tree some 40 feet away when it was taken out by flying rock. No one has said whether the pheasant is one of the ghosts haunting the cross.

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Absence (From Work) Makes The Heart Grow Younger

I really had planned on growing up some day. Instead, here I am, in the middlest of my midlife, standing in a mostly empty parking lot at our local ski area on a weekday morning, pulling on my ski boots. I’m supposed to be working. But it’s a powder day. I won’t be growing up today.

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Upcoming Concerts: Coco Montoya, Thursday, Poison the Well, Mazarin

Coco Montoya This blues prodigy started playing drums for Albert Collins in the early 80’s, from whom he learned the secrets of six string blues. Later in that decade, Montoya happened to be playing at a club where John Mayall was in the audience, so he pulled off a cover of “For Your Love,” impressing the master sufficiently that he got to fill the shoes of Eric Clapton, who had some particularly malodorous foot fungus. By 1990, Coco struck out on his solo career, releasing several albums for Blind Pig in the late 90’s and switching to Alligator in 2000. His soul/R&B approach is palatable without being smooth yuppie pablum, intense but no so raw that it grates. He may be the perfect ‘middle of the road’ musician, in the best sense of the term. March 25, The Forum in the Canyons (Park City)

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The Legend of Kay’s Cross: The Kingstons?

By Clint Wardlow, UtahGothic.com The Kingstons? In 1992, a non-bylined story in the Ogden Standard-Examiner reported matter-of-factly that Kay’s Hollow was owned in the 1940s by none other than Charles and Ethel Kingston, founder of the Kingston Clan and his wife of record. This was several years before the Kingstons and their practices were thrust into the public spotlight. This gives huge support to the theory that Kay’s Cross was built by the clan. Also lending credence is that longtime residents, when they could be coaxed to admitting anything about the pesky landmark, would begrudgingly admit an obscure polygamist family called Kingston built the cross.

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The Legend of Kay’s Cross: Who Really Built Kay’s Cross?

By Clint Wardlow, UtahGothic.com Who Really Built Kay’s Cross? Though no official history exists for the building of Kay’s Cross, there are some theories. The least likely explanation is that it was constructed by Kaysville founding father Bishop William Kay. He acted as the presiding bishop for the Layton-Kaysville region in the 1850s. Appointed by Brigham Young himself to settle the area, most of Northern Davis County was known as Kay’s Ward in his honor.

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Upcoming Concerts: Lyrics Born, Tiger Army, Electric Six, John Lee Hooker, Jr.

Lyrics Born Japanese-born Tom Shimura originally went by the name Asia Born on his 1993 debut Send Them on San Francisco’s Soleside Records. Three years later he changed it, after working with label mate Lateef. He has claimed influences from reggae toaster Buju Banton to wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper to Grace Jones, A Tribe Called Quest and Outkast. Interestingly, his first single was backed with a track by experimental sound collage artist DJ Shadow. LB’s patented growl is a unique voice in the hip-hop landscape that recalls everything from deep dark soul to Tibetan throat singing. 2003's highly political set Later That Day is a tour-de-force examination of new directions in urban music. March 16, Ego’s Also playing in these New West cities:

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The Legend of Kay’s Cross: A Not-So-Spooky Possibility

By Clint Wardlow, UtahGothic.com A Not-So-Spooky Possibility A less ghost-oriented story surrounding Kay’s Cross is that an irate farmer, probably the landowner, guarded it. It has the common urban legend (or bad horror film) element—the farmer, an ostensible old coot, would chase away any visitors with a BB gun, or a shotgun loaded with rock salt. However, it’s much more believable than dog men, Satanists or juicy centers—and many firsthand witnesses have verified this version.

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