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Let the robber beware

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Is your home or business protected against intruders by an alarm system? When the alarm is triggered, a signal is sent to a central monitoring station. An employee of the security company calls the police to respond. This scenario is played out thousands of times a day, dispatching patrol cars that rush to the scene.… Continue Reading Let the robber beware

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Editor’s note: In December, the University of Denver announced the formation of the Colorado Economic Futures Panel to analyze the state’s fiscal situation and provide a platform for informed discussion and possible solutions. Sixteen business and civic leaders from across the state comprise the panel, including Dick Celeste, president of Colorado College. This is part… Continue Reading Do TABOR limits match the needs of Colorado?

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Dear Editor: As a domestic contract manufacturer, I urge you to support H.R. 3283 The United States Trade Rights Enforcement Act introduced by Representatives Phil English (R-Pa.) and Bill Thomas (R-Calif.). Passage of this bill will enable me to compete on a more level playing field with Chinese exports. Over the last five years my… Continue Reading Passage of trade act key to ensuring fair competition

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Believe it or not, Colorado Springs isn’t one of the best places to live in America. Of course that’s a subjective conclusion arrived at by Money magazine and CNN/Money based on data from OnBoard. According to the aforementioned authorities, the best place to live in America in 2005 is Moorestown, N.J. The only Colorado town… Continue Reading Being chosen as the best may not always be best

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A couple of interesting news releases came across my desk recently. Neither was earth-shattering-breaking news, but both seemed to be just interesting enough to throw into the “possible column ideas” basket. The first (of course there really is no particular order of importance here) concerns a survey that Accountemps commissioned to determine the time of… Continue Reading Staying productive while juggling multiple offers

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Leadership and the arts go hand in hand

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There is a new leadership program in town. The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, which has been in Denver for quite a while, is offering its first class in Colorado Springs this September. The program is being sponsored locally by the Gay and Lesbian Fund, the Bee Vradenburg Foundation, the Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation,… Continue Reading Leadership and the arts go hand in hand

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Dear Editor: The editorial piece from the Colorado Economic Futures Panel certainly started with the wrong assumption-“one state with a relatively consistent taxing and spending structure…” That is most certainly not what we have, nor what we should seek. I would submit to you, and to members of that Uber-Panel that our tax structures resemble… Continue Reading Futures Panel misses mark on state's taxing structure

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Last week, Judith Miller of The New York Times was sent to jail for refusing to reveal the name of one of her sources. And while I’ll likely lose my press pass for saying it, I think she deserved to go to jail. (I also think that the collective whining of the Fourth Estate about… Continue Reading Accepting the outcome of promising anonymity

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Candidate uprising waiting to happen

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Many employers are not paying attention. Their lack of sensitivity is about to cause some serious damage to their corporate recruiting. During the late 1990s, employers faced the two-headed dragon of a shortage of qualified workers and a seller’s market in labor. With numerous jobs available, talented people could-and did-pick the opportunities they wanted with… Continue Reading Candidate uprising waiting to happen

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Colorado, one state or many?

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Editor’s note: In December, the University of Denver announced the formation of the Colorado Economic Futures Panel to analyze the state’s fiscal situation and provide a platform for informed discussion and possible solutions. Sixteen business and civic leaders from across the state comprise the panel, including Dick Celeste, president of Colorado College. This is part… Continue Reading Colorado, one state or many?

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