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C&D right thing to do

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Dear Editor: Budget issues are not interesting. The problem with Referenda C&D is they are complicated. Most of us do not want to learn about public financing until it changes our family’s quality of life. The truth and some good analysis about C&D are finally available. As the Gazette has stated, this is not a… Continue Reading C&D right thing to do

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On Sept. 1, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a report with far-reaching implications for employers, workers and educators. While the pre-Katrina report announced that the unemployment rate had dropped to a four-year low of 4.9 percent, the average time that the 7.4 million unemployed spent searching for work in August was 18.9 weeks –… Continue Reading As unemployment falls, class of 'skill-handicapped' will grow

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Know the odds of the game before investing

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Most of us have seen the data on how expensive mutual funds perform versus the indexes they are trying to beat. They fail miserably. The hot funds of today revert to the mean and tend to underperform going forward – a pretty bleak prospect in desperate need of a solution. Well, what about separately managed… Continue Reading Know the odds of the game before investing

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It’s amazing how much useless stuff you can cram into a Vaultz case. I thought that I had witnessed the epitome of public relations/marketing professionals who just don’t get what the real world of working journalism is when I was hijacked by a couple of folks from an agency and presented with a news release… Continue Reading Work days are too short to waste time on cutesy

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My wife named you Bandit because you stole her heart. I nicknamed you Buoy because you barked and tried to bite at the crab pots as we sailed by. I will always remember our sailing trips together just you and me and the dolphins that you wanted to make friends with. I will always remember… Continue Reading Bandit 'Buoy' Matejczyk, June 22, 1990 – Oct. 2, 2005

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Like everyone, the city has promises to keep

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I recently had the opportunity to address the Economic Development Corp. at its monthly luncheon. Some of you may have heard my speech in person, but for those of you unable to be there, I wanted to take this opportunity to talk to you about the promise of the City of Colorado Springs. What does… Continue Reading Like everyone, the city has promises to keep

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Understandably, attention to the impacts of Katrina is focused on the immediate conditions and the needs of the hundreds of thousands of people affected. The devastated communities will face serious long-term challenges with far-reaching implications. The first is clean-up, including removing the health hazards caused directly and indirectly by the flooding. As a sense of… Continue Reading Gulf Shores, New Orleans face drop in next census

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All this business good news … and some bad

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Juniper Bank announced it is opening a call center creating 450 new jobs in the Springs. Intel’s additional few hundred employees for their clean room upgrade are nothing to sneeze at. The Rocky Mountain News reported Saturday that “Northrop Grumman said the U.S Missile Defense Agency had awarded it a deal potentially worth $2.5 billion… Continue Reading All this business good news … and some bad

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Time again to volunteer and make a difference

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It’s that time of year again, time to make a difference. The Pikes Peak United Way, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, and the military and business communities are asking Springs residents to participate in the 14th annual Make a Difference Day on Oct. 21 and 22. In 2004, more than 3.5 million volunteers nationwide participated… Continue Reading Time again to volunteer and make a difference

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Referenda C&D vital to Colorado's future

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“Colorado is in trouble,” says Gov. Bill Owens, and he is correct. The 2001 recession hit our state hard. Revenue to our state’s operating account, the general fund, fell by more than $1 billion. We made huge cuts in our budget as a result. For example, we cut state funding to Colorado State University by… Continue Reading Referenda C&D vital to Colorado's future

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