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Freedom names replacement CEO

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Freedom Communications has named Burl Osborne, former publisher of The Dallas Morning News and former chairman of the board of The Associated Press, as its new CEO. He will take over next month for Scott Flanders, who left the job to take the helm at Playboy Enterprises. Osborne has served on Freedom’s board as an independent… Continue Reading Freedom names replacement CEO

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Mayor Lionel Rivera apparently never told his fellow City Council members that he had a fiduciary relationship with LandCo Equity Partners CEO Ray Marshall. The relationship was revealed this morning during a hearing conducted by the city’s Independent Ethics Commission. John Cook, an attorney who has represented Marshall, told the commission that Rivera had been… Continue Reading Vice mayor: council never told about Rivera, Marshall link

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In an unanticipated development during Friday morning’s Independent Ethics Commission hearing, John Cook, a lawyer who has represented LandCo’s Ray Marshall in multiple lawsuits filed by Colorado Springs investor Jack W. Mason, confirmed that Mayor Lionel Rivera had been Marshall’s financial adviser at UBS from 2005 to early 2008. Cook came forward after attorney Lindsay… Continue Reading Lawyer confirms relationship between Rivera, Marshall

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Perry Sanders’ plans to convert the Mining Exchange Building and two adjacent properties into a luxury hotel would double the downtown hotel count – from one to two. But 82 years ago, a traveler seeking a hotel room would have had many more choices. According to the 1927 edition of Polk’s Colorado Springs Directory, downtown… Continue Reading Ghosts of travelers past

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Cats might have nine lives, but a single Tylenol tablet can quickly end all nine. Two weeks ago, Eva Syrovy noticed that her cat was mewling unhappily, in distress from a small open wound on the animal’s shoulder.  She decided to treat her beloved pet by giving her half a tablet of Tylenol, an acetaminophen… Continue Reading Over-the-counter medicine, household pets don’t mix

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How can the city be rescued from its current funding crisis, which will almost certainly worsen during the coming months and years? In considering the problem, city residents seem to fall into several, sometimes overlapping, categories. There is no problem – the city is run by sleepy, incompetent bureaucrats who throw money around with obscene… Continue Reading City likely can’t fix economic troubles by relying on kindness of voters

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Perry Sanders has purchased three office buildings on the southwest corner of Pikes Peak and Nevada avenues and has begun work to convert them into a luxury hotel. The historic structures, the Mining Exchange Building, the Independence Building and the Freeman Telegraph Building, were built between 1899 and 1902. The upper floors of all three… Continue Reading Grand hotel: Mining Exchange Building’s next incarnation?

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Congratulations to us! We were no fools – instead of saving our money and putting aside $500 a month to buy shares in the bluest of blue chips, the Dow’s anchor and Detroit’s pride, we spent the money on gambling, carousing and riotous living, hoping that everything would work out for the best. And did… Continue Reading Government’s record of salvaging industry not that promising

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The SportsBusiness Journal reported today that Bank of America has ended its 16-year sponsorship of the United States Olympic Committee. The bank is the third major sponsor to leave the USOC during the last 18 months. Home Depot and now-bankrupt General Motors have also withdrawn. A spokesman for Bank of America attributed the company’s decision to… Continue Reading Bank of America terminates USOC sponsorship

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First in use, first in right

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In Colorado Springs, the water that flows from the faucets might have originated from melted snow on the slopes of Pikes Peak, from a well field east of the city, from the Arkansas River or from distant tributaries of the Colorado River. The city can claim, divert, transport and consume water from such distant sources… Continue Reading First in use, first in right

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