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In a letter dated March 2 to Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera, USA Boxing CEO Jim Millman asked the city to provide a $3 million line of credit or unsecured loan that would be payed back over the next 25 years.Millman said that the organization has been approached by an undisclosed city about moving its national… Continue Reading USA Boxing demands $3 million purse

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AAFCU phishermen return to the well

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A couple of weeks ago fraudulent e-mails and text messages were sent out asking for Air Academy Federal Credit Union member’s account information – nothing new, your basic e-mail phishing scam. But, this week, the scam evolved. Would be thieves doubled their efforts and sent out a second e-mail, saying there had been fraudulent e-mails sent… Continue Reading AAFCU phishermen return to the well

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USOC to cut work force

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Olympic Committee announced today it will trim its workforce, further reduce programming and slash more administrative expenses in cost-cutting measures that should save $7.1 million.A gloomy economic forecast prompted the 10-member USOC board to implement the undetermined number of layoffs, expected within a month among 330 employees at the Olympic Training… Continue Reading USOC to cut work force

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It appears that Nickelodeon wants to have its junk food and eat it too. The children’s cable TV entertainment empire announced this week that it will not allow its characters like Jimmy Neutron, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Rugrats to appear on junk food wrappers and packaging, except for on special occasions – like Halloween. A… Continue Reading SpongeBob SquarePants goes P.C., sort of

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Health care convenience stores

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Hi. Welcome to Wal-Mart. May I take your order? Sure, I’ll have a throat culture, a blood test and a colonoscopy – oh, and a prescription to go, please. As the nation’s health care system becomes more complicated and expensive, more people are turning to store-based clinics to check-ups and minor health needs. And, as… Continue Reading Health care convenience stores

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Early Saturday morning, someone left a healthy newborn baby on the doorstep of the Stetson Hills police station, and police and city officials are searching for the mom. Why? Seven years ago the state of Colorado adopted the so called Safe Haven law (c.r.s. 18-6-401 and 19-3-304.5), which states that any mother who leaves a… Continue Reading What about the Safe Haven law?

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Financial cartoons not too convincing

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It’s become all too evident that the world’s twenty somethings – and even thirty somethings in the case of yours truly – don’t think too much about financial planning. But, a Pennsylvania company has come up with an idea to change all that and pique once and for all the retirement planning interests of young… Continue Reading Financial cartoons not too convincing

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Reduced I-25 speed limits to remain

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If you’re wondering why the speed limit on some stretches of I-25 through Colorado Springs is still 45 mph even though it appears the COSMIX construction is finished, you’re not alone. Rockrimmon Constructors spokesman Kyle Troxel said highway officials have been overwhelmed with questions and complaints about the lowered speed limit that was dropped from… Continue Reading Reduced I-25 speed limits to remain

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After seeing all the images of the collapsed I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, I’m feeling kind of good today about the the replacement and updates on our aging Bijou and Cimmarron street bridges over I-25.Well, better than I ever have, at least. Anyone whose commute into downtown Coloradao Springs requires using or crossing the path of… Continue Reading Minneapolis bridge story hits home

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Reports today that Colorado’s K-12 schools aren’t making progress do not bode well for the state’s economic development efforts. According to the 2007 Colorado Student Assessment Program results released yesterday, one-third of students cannot read adequately and nearly half are below standards in math, with 70 percent of 10th-graders below proficiency in arithmetic. Colorado Springs… Continue Reading CSAP results a blow to economic development

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