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Kaiser gives $16 million to fight obesity

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Kaiser Permanente announced yesterday that it will give $16 million to support a statewide anti-obesity program. Kaiser will disperse the money over five years to the nonprofit LiveWell Colorado, a public-private program to fight obesity in the state. LiveWell was established in March by Kaiser, the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Department of Public… Continue Reading Kaiser gives $16 million to fight obesity

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BBQ U at The Broadmoor

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This June, The Broadmoor will be hosting PBS grilling star Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue University. The grilling school has been touted as the “best BBQ experience in the U.S.” by the Food Network. The training includes a three-night, three-day interactive grilling course that offers techniques to novice and expert barbecue lovers. The BBQ University will be… Continue Reading BBQ U at The Broadmoor

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My column in last Friday’s CSBJ seems to have caused some healthy discourse. The CEO of some company that I have never met at the dozens of community functions I attend every month says I should get involved in the community. You think? While the emails are coming in spouting all the good things the… Continue Reading Young Professional Whiners column causes a stir

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Young professionals in Colorado Springs don’t have a very bright outlook about the future of their careers here. Results from a joint survey [800Kb pdf] between The Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. and the Colorado Springs Young Professionals show young up-and-comers believe there’s a lack of professional career opportunities in Colorado Springs. Even though 58… Continue Reading Young professionals all dressed up with no where to go

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Be careful how you smile around the office – it says a lot about your professionalism. Raise your eyebrows with a smile and your flirting. Curl up the edges of your mouth while your brow is furled and could be perceived as condescending. That’s what Patti Wood, self-proclaimed body language expert and author of Success… Continue Reading Is your smile sending the wrong message?

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Planning to deep fry that bird this Thanksgiving? American Medical Response, the folks who deal with frying attempts gone bad, have some common sense safety tips to offer. Do keep children and pets away from the fryer. Do thaw your turkey before frying it. Water in an unthawed turkey can cause the oil to spill… Continue Reading Deep-fried turkey do’s and don’ts

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For the first time ever, Starbucks saw its in-store traffic drop — by 1 percent — during the summer. So, the retail coffee giant is taking steps to ensure it’ll meet its growth goals. The company will launch its first national television advertising campaign today with prime-time ads airing between now and Christmas. District managers… Continue Reading Starbucks traffic slows, store expansion cut by 100

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More Colorado teens talk on cell phones and send text message while driving than teens from other states. About 66 percent of Colorado teens admitted to talking on the phone while driving compared to a national average of 51 percent, according to results of a AAA Colorado study released today. Nearly 51 percent of the… Continue Reading Colorado teen talking, texting while driving above national average

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Loo named state’s outstanding philanthropist

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Colorado Springs’ own Kathy Loo is one of nine individuals and organizations that will be honored at the 2007 National Philanthropy Day in Colorado luncheon in Denver on Friday. Selected as this year’s Outstanding Philanthropist, one of Loo’s many contributions has been her service as co-chair of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center capital campaign,… Continue Reading Loo named state’s outstanding philanthropist

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City seeking school, park fee committee members

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The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to serve on the School/Park Fee Advisory Committee. The committee meets several times a month September through November to review the School/Park Land-Dedication Ordinance and establish fees for parks. Ideal candidates would have experience in land development or design and development of recreational parks. Send resumes and… Continue Reading City seeking school, park fee committee members

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