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U.S. authority on the Middle East hits town

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Les Janka says that Michael Moore’s movie, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” (which “beats up on the Saudi oil situation,”) the general media bashing of the Saudis and a government-restricted visa program following the Sept. 11 terrorist acts have caused strained relationships between Saudi Arabia and the United States. Janka, a former White House staff member, is in… Continue Reading U.S. authority on the Middle East hits town

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Architect much more than just a designer

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* Name: Morey Bean, AIA * Organization: Colorado Architecture Partnership LLP * Position: Founding Partner * Hometown: Colorado Springs * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: A native of 52 years. * Education: Bachelor of Environmental Design, CU Boulder Master of Architecture, Ohio State University * A few words about your company: The… Continue Reading Architect much more than just a designer

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Intelliden automates data networks Dale Hecht said he is committed to making Colorado a prosperous technology state. “We’ve been able to go out and attract top-tier business partners. We’re convinced you can build a very successful tech company right here in Colorado.” Hecht’s company, Intelliden, was founded in April 2000 to streamline the manual and… Continue Reading Celebrate Technology: Break-Though Unpatened Technology

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Richard and Linda Pankratz have watched the seeds of a dream grow and bear fruits of success not only for the artist and his family, but also for a town and a community of Colorado and national artists. And now the seed has matured to fruition and spawned new growth as Richard Pankratz takes his… Continue Reading Artist studio renovation benefits Monument economy

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Celebrate Technology: Venture Capital Builder

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Sequel Venture Partners boosts start-up tech firms Sequel Venture Partners provides the fuel, but it’s entrepreneurs who build the engine. “It’s not about us, it’s about the entrepreneur. Our philosophy is to provide them with capital and help them succeed,” said Tim Connor, one of five partners at the Boulder venture capital firm. “A business… Continue Reading Celebrate Technology: Venture Capital Builder

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With an annual revenue of $2.52 billion (a 22 percent increase over last year) and a net income of $133 million for fiscal year 2004, Harris Corp. is a technology giant. On Oct. 6, the Melbourne, Fla.-based corporation announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Denver-based Encoda Systems Holdings Inc., a global… Continue Reading Technology powerhouse acquires Colorado media solutions provider

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Celebrate Technology: Front Range Innovation

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LeftHand Networks creates, innovates storage solutions There are three reasons that CEO Bill Chambers tells people that his company is named LeftHand Networks Inc. Chambers is a southpaw. The office of LeftHand Networks sits in the shadow of Boulder Valley, which is kind of like the left hand of infamous Silicon Valley. But the true… Continue Reading Celebrate Technology: Front Range Innovation

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Colorado: resource friendly for exporters

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Foreign trade appears to be trending well for U.S. and Colorado companies. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, exports for July totaled $95 billion, a $2.8-billion or 3 percent increase from June. Exports increased year-to-date by 12.7 percent for a total $656 billion compared to 2003, during which more than $1 trillion was recorded… Continue Reading Colorado: resource friendly for exporters

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Ambulance service clash

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For the past 25 years, the city of Colorado Springs’ emergency transport services have been privatized through an agreement with the El Paso County Emergency Services Agency, a quasi-governmental collaboration of fire districts, the city and the county. In 1997, American Medical Response won the contract through a competitive request for proposal process. AMR is… Continue Reading Ambulance service clash

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Gazette publisher ready to face challenges

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Robert Burdick has only been the publisher of The Gazette for a couple of weeks, but he likes what he’s seen so far, and he seems ready for whatever challenges running El Paso County’s only major daily newspaper might present. “I think any newspaper or any business should view itself as an entity that’s evolving,”… Continue Reading Gazette publisher ready to face challenges

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