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Commentary: Sandwich Generation

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They say that age is merely a state of mind and that a person can control how old they feel. That may be true, but only so far as an aging person’s health will allow. I put my mother in a nursing home this week. Fortunately it is only temporary, but my eyes have been… Continue Reading Commentary: Sandwich Generation

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14th annual wine festival

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I have been in town about a year and a half now and as I meet with different groups and become more involved in the community I have noticed that there are, at times, “silos” — organizations working on similar projects or trying to achieve the same outcome. Well, I am pleased that there are… Continue Reading 14th annual wine festival

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Herman Trend Alert:

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Employees in developed countries are increasingly concerned about the number of jobs being moved to places like India, Ireland, China, Thailand, and Malaysia. Alarmists sound the cry that a huge number of jobs are vanishing from traditional workplaces, spelling the elimination of employment opportunities. Though this perspective stretches the truth, thousands of jobs that had… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert:

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It may be a penny for your thoughts, but it only takes a tenth of that to help make Colorado Springs one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the country. When voters approved a tenth of a cent sales tax dedicated to Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) in 1997, they decided to… Continue Reading Trails, open space and parks distinguish Colorado Springs

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A few answers to some COSMIX questions

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Last week, the announcement of the name for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s widening project of Interstate 25 here in Colorado Springs was a hot topic of conversation. Not only did the chosen moniker take some people by surprise, but also the cost that was reported to pick the name. More than a few folks… Continue Reading A few answers to some COSMIX questions

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Capitol Review:

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For people who have a life, one of the more difficult aspects of following news about the Legislature is making sense out of the peculiar vernacular of the Capitol. Legislators and lobbyists speak in strange tongues about “fiscal notes” and “legislative declarations” or converse in acronyms (like JBC, DORA, CDE, FTE). Such jargon gives legislators… Continue Reading Capitol Review:

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Commentary on Bibles 'alarming'

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Your editorial “On Bibles and newspapering” alarmed me. Your claims to be for free speech appear hollow. The Gazette made a contract with another free organization to deliver a book at no cost to the recipient. The Gazette has delivered to my door toothpaste, AOL discs, candy bars, books on health, etc. I have the… Continue Reading Commentary on Bibles 'alarming'

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What we've learned

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By Jim Griesemer Chairman Editor’s note: Last month, 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… Continue Reading What we've learned

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Businesses to benefit from RTA

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This is the time each year that we reflect on the past year and plan for the next. From my perspective 2004 has been a good year for our community. And as we look to the future, there is plenty to be optimistic about. n The economy is rebounding-Council completed their 2005 budget without having… Continue Reading Businesses to benefit from RTA

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A major personnel cost for employers is the turnover of employees with less than one year of service. Research conducted by a number of companies shows that if an employee stays for a year, there is a strong likelihood that the person will remain with the company for a much longer time. Unfortunately, many employers… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: The Global Problem of Short-Term Turnover

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