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Company creates Dog I.Q. Web site

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Everyone thinks their dog is bright, but one company has designed a way to test whether your pooch is a true genius. The PoochIQ.com Dog Intelligence Kit tests a dog’s memory, persistence, problem solving and reasoning skills. After completing 15 exercises, dogs are given an intelligence score between 55 and 150. After the test results… Continue Reading Company creates Dog I.Q. Web site

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A Colorado Springs law firm is working to help high school students produce public service announcements about underage drinking and driving. McDivitt Law Firm is working with the “My PSA” contest to ask students in grades nine through 12 to produce a 30-second commercial to discuss thoughts about the dangers of underage drinking and driving.… Continue Reading Students sought to make drunk-driving awareness video

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The Associated Press The New York City Board of Health voted yesterday to approve a new version of a law requiring fast-food outlets to display calorie counts on menus, hoping the fat-filled truth will shock New Yorkers into eating healthier. The regulation, which takes effect March 31, was altered slightly after a judge rejected the… Continue Reading Do you want 600-calorie fries with that?

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Officials from The Salvation Army of Colorado Springs say they have reached their 2007 Red Kettle campaign goal of $550,000 – and they say they have the community’s volunteer efforts to thank for it. The Monument Hill Sertoma Club raised more than $36,000 in Monument, and Woodman Valley Church raised collected $20,000 through volunteering. Volunteer… Continue Reading Volunteers step up to help reach ‘red kettle’ goal

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Japanese company giving pet allowance

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It appears that Americans are not the only ones who consider their pets to be an extension of their families. Reuters India is reporting that a Japanese business has begun giving employees who own dogs or cats a monthly “family allowance” for their pets. The Kyoritsu Seiyaku Corp., which makes pet medicines, says Japan now… Continue Reading Japanese company giving pet allowance

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File police reports online

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The Colorado Springs Police Department now takes online reports for crimes that do not need police follow up – generally those that are required for insurance claims. The online report form is on the City of Colorado Springs Web site. Crimes can be reported online if they occurred within the City of Colorado Springs, if… Continue Reading File police reports online

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While the final tally has yet to be totaled, attorney Michael McDivitt said only 200 calls were made for free Yellow Cab rides on News Year’s Eve. McDivitt announced last week that his Law Firm would pay for the rides within Colorado Springs for the holiday. Yellow Cab General Manager Fred Hair said the number… Continue Reading Few called for free New Year’s Eve cab ride

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For 22 percent of us, our New Year’s resolutions will be history in another five days. The Journal of Clinical Psychology, says that’s how many people abandon their New Year’s resolutions after only one week. The study’s authors say three main factors contribute to short-lived resolutions – clearly defined goals are not set, progress is… Continue Reading 22 percent dump resolutions after a week

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7-Eleven offering up a New Year’s roast

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7-Eleven will once again this year give free 12-ounce cups of coffee or other hot beverages to customers who visit stores between 11 p.m. Dec. 31 and 7 a.m. Jan. 1. While this year marks the 20th year that the convenience store chain has given away New Year’s coffee, some stores might not participate in… Continue Reading 7-Eleven offering up a New Year’s roast

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Memorial CEO Dick Eitel to retire next year

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Memorial Health System’s board of directors announced today that CEO Dick Eitel will retire next year. Vice President of Communications Rita Burns said that Eitel will leave his post as soon as a replacement is found. The announcement came this afternoon during a regular monthly update to City Council. “It’s just a notice of retirement,”… Continue Reading Memorial CEO Dick Eitel to retire next year

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