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“Breakin’ rocks in the hot sun/I fought the law — and the law won.” — written by Sonny Curtis, performed by the Crickets, the Bobby Fuller Four, and the Clash. Ah, the good old days! When laws were laws, criminals were caught, and punishment was certain. Do we still fight the law? Or have the… Continue Reading Obeying laws today is knowing which ones to bend

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$4 Bookstore Owner: Carissa Camden 2515 Airport Road Phone: 471-4053 www.4dollarbookstore.com Carissa Camden has a secret — it’s the secret to her success, and she isn’t telling. Camden owns the $4 Bookstore, a place that sells paperbacks for $2 and hardback books for $4 — no matter the age of the book, the value of… Continue Reading $4 Bookstore protecting the secret to its success

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“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” “That was the curious incident,” remarked Sherlock Holmes… — Arthur Conan Doyle, Silver Blaze Starting with that simple piece of deductive reasoning, Sherlock Holmes unraveled… Continue Reading PPRTA list focuses on outlying areas, not downtown

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Managing the ‘blame game’

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Last week I had a technical deployment that didn’t go well at all. While we had done extensive testing in development and staging, there were conflicting technologies in the live environment that caused our project to break when we installed it. It wasn’t really our fault, but it was pretty embarrassing. So what’s the best… Continue Reading Managing the ‘blame game’

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People on the Move – June 22, 2012

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Garden of the Gods Club named Steven Weber its new executive chef. He completed advanced courses at the Culinary Institute of America, where he focused on individual European pastries, confectionery work and advanced cake decorating techniques. He refined his culinary skills in Europe, where he served as an executive and personal chef for nearly 10… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 22, 2012

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Kudos! – June 22, 2012

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Colorado Springs community centers earn grant to fight hunger in children The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, received a $40,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to support summer feeding programs. Wal-Mart gave $1.5 million to 28 park and recreation agencies across… Continue Reading Kudos! – June 22, 2012

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On the Horizon – June 22, 2012

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June 26 BBB explains QR codes The Better Business Bureau will host a crash course on the use of QR codes, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 25 N. Wahsatch. Learn what they are, why they matter, and most importantly, how they can be used to reach young professionals in today’s high-tech world. To purchase… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 22, 2012

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Outsiders could light path for downtown

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Colorado Springs has studied its downtown and come up with ideas for improving it. Now, city leaders are hoping one more study will show them how to implement those ideas. Continue Reading Outsiders could light path for downtown

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Book Review: “The Power of Reputation”

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by Chris Komisarjevsky It may be just your imagination, but the phone isn’t ringing as much as it used to. People aren’t coming in the door quite as often, either, and you’re not sure why. It could be the economy, but that’s supposed to be getting better. It could be the market, or the fickleness… Continue Reading Book Review: “The Power of Reputation”

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When the word came of yet another idea for “experts” from across the country to help jump-start the process of revitalizing downtown Colorado Springs, our first reaction was an impatient shrug. Really? One more study to produce one more batch of input, costing $125,000 for those who will pay for it? What difference could this… Continue Reading Editorial: Don’t flinch at downtown evaluation

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