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Protestors send wrong message to our enemies

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Dear Editor: With all the media coverage about the war protestors and their lack of support for our troops, I felt I had to say something. We live in a country where people have the right to speak their mind and protest and, as a fighter pilot in Vietnam with 323 combat missions, I signed… Continue Reading Protestors send wrong message to our enemies

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Referenda C & D offer voters tough choices

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As voters consider Referenda C and D on this November’s ballot, the fundamental choices they will make about state government are far more complex than the bumper stickers and 30-second commercials that proponents and opponents will use to influence their votes. Opponents suggest that the state budget is awash in waste – ignoring the fact… Continue Reading Referenda C & D offer voters tough choices

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Media culpa: we gave government a bad rap

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I’d like to offer a journalistic confession of sorts. Here it is: As a political and government reporter in the mainstream media around here for some years, I helped create the false impression that Colorado government is a bloated, unmanageable mess that does the citizens no good. Stories I’ve written through the years about government… Continue Reading Media culpa: we gave government a bad rap

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Job vacancies rising, but give me a tin cup

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The Denver Business Journal reported last week that, according to a survey by the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District and the Denver Office of Economic Development, residents of the Mile High City give panhandlers about $4.6 million a year. I’m not aware of any similar studies conducted here in the Springs, but based on U.S.… Continue Reading Job vacancies rising, but give me a tin cup

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Wise employers are looking for ideal applicants for open positions. In most cases, the people they want are not actively looking for a job. They will not show up on job boards or in stacks of resumes. The most desirable candidates are passive job seekers, not active. They are comfortable where they are working, but… Continue Reading Herman Trend: Social networking poised as next recruiting frontier

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Dear Editor: TABOR author and El Paso County Commissioner Doug Bruce recently produced a flyer that lists 12 statements against Referenda C and D. Next to each statement is a paragraph describing the world according to Bruce. It is worth reading, sort of like an underground high school newspaper, inflammatory statements from a forever anti-tax… Continue Reading The choice on referenda C&D: acting together or going it alone

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Squiggles, dots, dashes and other stuff

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Jeff Rubin sweats the small stuff – like the preceding dash and the period at the end of this sentence. The publisher and owner of Put It In Writing, a Pinole, Calif.-based newsletter publisher, takes the squiggles and dots and dashes and such that we wrap around words so seriously that he created National Punctuation… Continue Reading Squiggles, dots, dashes and other stuff

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If you took a minute and catalogued all the leadership organizations in our area, it wouldn’t be a stretch to envision marketing the Springs as the leadership place to go in the United States. Here are the groups I know about: • Center for Creative Leadership • Catamount Institute • Colorado Springs Leadership Institute •… Continue Reading Could the Springs become leadership capital of U.S.?

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'C' and 'D' stands for chase and deliver

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In November, voters will decide whether the state can keep surplus revenue and use the money for items such as education, transportation, etc., or should give the overage back to Colorado residents. Two ballot initiatives outline what the state plans to do if it gets to keep the money. Referendum C gives the state permission… Continue Reading 'C' and 'D' stands for chase and deliver

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Web Sightings

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People of all ages are hooked on video games. In fact, recent studies have found that 83 percent of children between the ages of 8 and 18 live in a home with a video game console. And while the age of players can vary greatly, so can the content of certain video games. For this… Continue Reading Web Sightings

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