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Don’t use public money for private schooling

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The concept of funding private school education with public money is materially flawed. I suggest that after fair consideration of the several flaws discussed in this article, all or any of which is fatal, it appears that this concept is not worthy of serious consideration. Fatal Flaw No. 1 Unfair Competition – An Uneven Playing… Continue Reading Don’t use public money for private schooling

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Links in Montana were highlight of last season

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Buffalo Hill Golf Club in Kalispell, Mont. As I look back over this past season there are many golf adventures that come to mind. However, one stands out above the others. This summer I, along with five other golf writers and photographers, was invited to fly to northern Montana, the Big Sky state, to review… Continue Reading Links in Montana were highlight of last season

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Everyone responsible for ensuring change

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Ed Barlow was in town last week to talk about preparing for a 21st-century economy. Being out of town last week is the only excuse other than being in the hospital that I will accept for not attending Ed Barlow’s talk on “Preparing the Pikes Peak Area for a 21st Century Economy.” The event was… Continue Reading Everyone responsible for ensuring change

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Righting a resume? Don’t write a wrong

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If you’re one of the increasing number of people who has developed a fondness for the latest buzzwords or power phrases, you might want to reconsider – at least when it comes to typing up your resume. Laura Morsch of CareerBuilder.com recently posted a story about words that could hurt rather than help your chances… Continue Reading Righting a resume? Don’t write a wrong

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Fashion show's focus is on Katrina's littlest

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Molly models clothing that will be part of the Helping All the Little Ones (HALO) fashion fundraiser. Photos shot on location at The Broadmoor by Wendy Pearce Nelson After seeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, Anne Marie Pacitto knew she had to do something to try to help. “As much as I wanted to… Continue Reading Fashion show's focus is on Katrina's littlest

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As I related a couple of weeks ago, New Orleans CityBusiness is a sister publication of CSBJ. As the staff CityBusiness was scattered across the country because of Hurricane Katrina, our parent company, Dolan Media, started trying to find “fits” for New Orleans’ staffers who might be able to fill openings at other papers. Here… Continue Reading The real Katrina story, from a real Katrina victim

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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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