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* Name: Judy Cara * Organization: Intel Corp. * Position: Community relations manager * Hometown: Ashtead, Surrey, England * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Since 1987 * Education: Sutton High School for Girls; Queens College in London. (Will graduate from Regis University in May with a degree in communication.) * A few… Continue Reading Cara forsees unimaginable changes in high-tech

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The right time to choose to die

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On April 13, 1999, a Michigan jury convicted retired pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian of second-degree murder in the death of Thomas Youk, who suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Kevorkian was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison, where he remains today, for actively assisting in Youk’s death. The debate regarding end-of-life choices has not… Continue Reading The right time to choose to die

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I-25 widening may uproot businesses

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is in the final stages of completing an environmental assessment of a proposal to widen Interstate 25. If approved, the improvements to the roadway could eventually cost $500 million. A forum was held last week to provide information about the proposal and to gather input from those who might be… Continue Reading I-25 widening may uproot businesses

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Colorado gas prices drop

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Colorado’s statewide average for regular, self-serve, unleaded gasoline took a reprieve from its three days of record breaking prices last week to drop 1.5 cents to $1.83.8 per gallon, according to AAA Colorado. The spiraling climb of the nation’s average for regular, self-serve, unleaded gasoline also took a slight reprieve, down 0.1 cents per gallon… Continue Reading Colorado gas prices drop

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Overall spending increases with tax decreases

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Luxury consumers cut back, albeit slightly, on their spending during the first quarter of 2004, according to a report from Unity Marketing, a consulting firm that specializes in the spending practices of wealthy consumers. The wealthy were spending less based on an index of 100 in January, which dropped to 97.8 in March. The report… Continue Reading Overall spending increases with tax decreases

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The Best in Springs Business

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You’ve seen them before, but never like this. The Colorado Springs Business Journal is polling readers to determine the “Best in Springs Business.” Now if you’re thinking “everybody does this” or “I’ve seen this before” you’re a little right and a little wrong. “Best of” polls are fairly standard in the publishing industry. And Colorado… Continue Reading The Best in Springs Business

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Cinco de Mayo hits the Springs

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Next week, thousands of Colorado Springs residents will celebrate Mexico’s defeat of the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, including El Cinco de Mayo Inc., which is sponsoring its 21st annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration, starting with a fiesta Sunday in Memorial Park. “The group was started to celebrate the positive influence… Continue Reading Cinco de Mayo hits the Springs

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All of us would like to add new people to our lives – either to expand our circle of friends or to increase our customer base. But most people don’t know how to go about this very well. Here are some tips: * Go where the type of people you want to meet are. This… Continue Reading Networking for dummies, it's not rocket science

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Fostering pride creates success

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At the foundation of all truly successful organizations are talented, skilled employees who feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Employees who exude pride in their profession, organization and industry of choice create the only source of real differentiation for virtually every organization. It’s all about the people and the incredible feeling a… Continue Reading Fostering pride creates success

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Aponte ready for challenges and change

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* Name: Jose Aponte * Organization: Pikes Peak Library District * Position: Executive director * Hometown: New York, N.Y. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: A year and a half * Education: Bachelor’s degree in general studies from Bard College; master’s degree in library science from the University of Arizona * A… Continue Reading Aponte ready for challenges and change

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