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Dear Editor:

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Every 90 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with ALS and, unfortunately, every 90 minutes someone in the United States dies from ALS. Commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease”, ALS is a fatal neuromuscular disease that currently affects over 30,000 people living in the United States. 5,600 new cases of ALS will be… Continue Reading Dear Editor:

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Losing is always difficult. My latest defeat, however, was no ordinary loss. Despite the setback, I accomplished at least one major goal – open dialogue, honest discussion and passionate debate from both sides of the touchy and controversial affirmative-action issue. If you could have seen what transpired on the Senate floor last Friday, no matter… Continue Reading Affirmative action bill dies after much debate

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Letter to the Editor

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Legislation requiring the state to repay borrowed cash funds passed out of a Senate Committee on Wednesday, and we declare this a major victory for fiscal conservatives. With more than 600 bills introduced so far, we can’t write about every one of them, but SB 112 is so important we wanted to share it with… Continue Reading Letter to the Editor

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Developing space professionals

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We need space professionals in all services and agencies&to exploit space effectively in the interests of national security. Development of a space cadre is one of our top agenda items for national security space programs. – Peter B. Teets, Under Secretary of the Air Force This year, 2004, marks a milestone for the space and… Continue Reading Developing space professionals

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Herman Trend Alert: Rolling Home

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Motor homes and travel trailers, described as “recreational vehicles,” are seen increasingly on the highways. A 7.8 percent increase in ownership in the past four years is indicative of significant growth anticipated in the years ahead. Research shows that nearly one in 12 vehicle-owning households in the United States now owns a recreational vehicle. An… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: Rolling Home

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The Challenge has been issued

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Last week I was fortunate enough to have breakfast at the El Pomar Boys & Girls Club with a couple dozen folks from the business community and the military. The reason we were there was to kickoff the 2004 PeakCO All-Star Challenge. If you’re not quite familiar with the event, don’t worry, this is only… Continue Reading The Challenge has been issued

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House Bill 1292

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Most Coloradoans are not aware, until it is too late, that some fairly recent everyday practices that have developed in the homeowners’ insurance industry threaten their ability to buy a home in Colorado and insure it. Homeowners who call their insurance companies to report damage or make a coverage inquiry – but don’t make a… Continue Reading House Bill 1292

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SBA 2003-2004 Economic Growth Tour

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This is an exciting time for America. In the second half of 2003, our economy grew at a 6.1 percent annual rate – the fastest 6-month growth rate in nearly 20 years. Productivity is growing rapidly, factory orders are up, and housing construction in 2003 was the strongest in 25 years. And the best news… Continue Reading SBA 2003-2004 Economic Growth Tour

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The Colorado Springs Business Journal has been accepted into the City Business Journals Network. The network represents nearly 70 business journals nationwide and is in its 17th year of operation. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American City Business Journals, which owns more than 40 of the papers included in the network. The network represents… Continue Reading The Colorado Springs Business Journal accepted into City Business Journals Network

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Team building Napoleon style

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In all likelihood, the first name that comes to your mind when thinking about teamwork probably isn’t Napoleon Bonaparte. But after spending an hour or so last week listening to Rick Griggs talk about team building, I couldn’t help but feel a bit bad about giving Napoleon short shrift (no pun here, the emperor was… Continue Reading Team building Napoleon style

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