Tag Archive | "larry Small"

McInnis: ‘We’ve moved on’ from plagiarism

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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There’s nothing quite as dispiriting as a political campaign gone bad. Staff members jump ship, support evaporates and the candidate has to soldier on and pretend that everything’s just hunky-dory. To make matters worse, the media just won’t let it (whatever “it” is) go. They ask the same pesky questions, they roll their eyes, they […]

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Council members plan to ditch Mayor’s speech

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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As Eddie Cochran once sang “There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.” The blues may be affecting at least two council members, who plan to skip Mayor Rivera’s June 30 “State of the City” address. In an e-mail to chamber president Dave Csintyan, vice Mayor Larry Small not-so-regretfully said he wouldn’t attend. “It has […]

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City Council, Fellini, and Spinal Tap

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


“It’s like a Fellini movie!” said a delighted caller yesterday evening. I knew what he was talking about  – like me, he was taking a break from the Olympics to watch our intrepid city council members, as they wrestled feebly with issues so bizarre, so unseemly and so surreal that they seemed not just Fellini-esque, […]

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Goodbye, Jerry

Thursday, September 10, 2009

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The “great recession,” as pundits now refer to our ongoing economic woes, has had predictable consequences in our city.  We’ve seen businesses downsize or close, government revenues contract and neighbors pack up and move away. But it was nevertheless surprising to hear Councilman Jerry Heimlicher announce that, five months after having been elected to a […]

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Groucho, Karl and the USOC

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.”- Karl Marx Last week, councilmember Jerry Heimlicher vowed loudly and publicly that, joined by a majority of his colleagues, he would insist that council be updated on the USOC deal in open session. That didn’t happen.  Yesterday during the informal City Council meeting, avisibly chastened Heimlicher made only […]

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No ‘poena’ in subpoena

Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Last Friday, the Colorado Springs Independent Ethics Commission asked Central Bancorp CEO Ron Johnson to provide a list of all individuals whom he believes possess relevant information about the conflict of interest allegations that Johnson has made concerning Mayor Lionel Rivera. In a reply dated June 19, consisting of 15 rambling pages of often-turgid prose, […]

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