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I spent a few minutes chatting with one of our state representatives early this week, and politely inquired what we might expect to come out of this year’s legislative session, which will begin Jan. 4. “You can expect nothing,” he said. “We have no money.” That might be an understatement. The recession might be officially… Continue Reading When the money runs out, lawmakers can’t pass much but ‘feel-goods’

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Men’s classic business dress has long lineage The suit might make the man, but who made the suit? No, not the designer or tailor — the original idea. If you don a business suit every morning, you’re wearing a ritual form of dress which originated in the court of Charles II, who was restored to… Continue Reading The sovereignty of the suit

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Governing companies of any size not an easy task

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Corporate resolutions are deceptively simple documents which must be approved by the board of directors of any given corporation in order to legally transact vital corporate business. Such resolutions contain three key elements. A listing of individuals who are authorized to conduct specified actions on behalf of the company. The specific actions that the named… Continue Reading Governing companies of any size not an easy task

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Investigation reveals DUI test results incorrect

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An internal city investigation has revealed that faulty testing procedures for blood alcohol content levels in some criminal and DUI cases may have compromised dozens of investigations.

About 82 tests have been identified as inaccurate.
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For me as a kid — as indeed for all kids — Christmas was a time of hope and fear. Hope: get something really cool. Fear: get something that your parents or grandparents thought to be cool, but that you knew, thanks to your snarky friends/siblings, was not merely undesirable but actively embarrassing. I don’t… Continue Reading The cool kid has an unexpected change of heart

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Tale of the tape

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Tracking the money the city paid for the USOC headquarters building The City of Colorado Springs paid $19,007,454.43 for the building and property at 27 S. Tejon St. which will become the headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee. But who exactly got what? The closing statement for the property, which was obtained by CSBJ through… Continue Reading Tale of the tape

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“Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.” — Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe Shelley Look at the photographs of Colorado Springs a few months after its founding. There are no trees, no shrubs, no gardens, no lawns — just a couple of ramshackle frame buildings next… Continue Reading City needs to selfishly guard its limited water supply

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At a joint meeting this morning, the El Paso County Board of Commissioners presented the Colorado Springs City Council with a preliminary “partnership proposal” aimed at keeping the Pioneers Museum open during 2010. The proposal contains three “initiatives.” – The city would continue to manage the museum. – The city would return ownership of the… Continue Reading County, city discuss future of Pioneers Museum

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The 33-count indictments against Ray Marshall and Jim Brodie might just be the tip of the legal iceberg.

There might be other indictments to come. Amended Count 1, as filed against Marshall, contains the following paragraph.

“The enterprises alleged in this count are all associated with LandCo (Marshall indictment). The enterprises included but were not limited to, Raymond Marshall and James Brodie and other persons known or unknown, who were associated from time to time in racketeering activity that was related to the conduct of the enterprise.”

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Wasted a part of a sunny Saturday afternoon last weekend sitting through this season’s mega-disaster movie, “2012.” And no, the mega-disaster featured therein doesn’t have anything to do with the re-election of President Barack Obama, but with the end of the world. Not that I want to spoil the plot for you, but I particularly… Continue Reading Understanding true meaning of the fictional apocalypse

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