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AT&T exiting pay phone business

In what is yet another sign of the wireless times, AT&T Inc. said yesterday that it plans to leave the pay phone business by the end of next year. AT&T representatives said pay phone use has been shrinking as the prominence and ease of attaining cell phones has grown. Pay phones in the United States… Continue Reading AT&T exiting pay phone business

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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Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra Executive Director Susan Greene said today she will resign her position March 31. Tim Stack, president of the Board of Directors of the CSPO, said she’s leaving to pursue personal interests. “It did not take me by complete surprise,” he said. ”Susan has dedicated most of her waking hours for 5… Continue Reading CSPO Executive Director Susan Greene to step down

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COPPeR hires first executive director

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COPPeR, the nonprofit Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, has hired Bettina Swigger as its first executive director. She starts the job Jan. 3. Swigger has managed the Summer Arts Festival at Colorado College for three years and also has worked as the administrator for the citywide Mozart @ 250 celebration, a freelance arts… Continue Reading COPPeR hires first executive director

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A premier party for a Trading Spaces television episode filmed in Colorado Springs this summer is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Will’s Sports Pub & Grill, 424 S. Nevada Ave. The episode will be televised at the party from 8 to 9 p.m. The episode features local residents and roller derby skaters Karma Getcha… Continue Reading Premier party for Springs’ Trading Spaces episode

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Today’s New York Times features a travel story about Manitou Springs – and what distinguishes it from neighboring Colorado Springs. Manitou is described as a jewel box of a village. Colorado Springs is described as a sprawling, chain-stored center of conservative evangelical Christianity. Manitou is a place where ill people find healing from its mineral… Continue Reading Manitou, Colorado Springs contrasted in N.Y. Times

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National media speculate on USOC move

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The national media have begun to weigh in on the possibility that the United States Olympic Committee might leave Colorado Springs – and at least one reporter has some discouraging words. NBC Sports reporter Alan Abrahamson wrote yesterday there’s a real chance the USOC could be leaving Colorado Springs. “There’s considerable sense in running a… Continue Reading National media speculate on USOC move

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Falcon Broadband has signed an exclusive deal to provide TV and Internet services to the 24,000-acre Banning Lewis Ranch development. Banning Lewis management has selected Falcon Broadband to provide entertainment and communications services to Northtree and future neighborhoods at Banning Lewis Ranch. Falcon Broadband will deliver using a fiber optic network. “This is an important… Continue Reading Banning Lewis Ranch signs exclusive deal with Falcon Broadband

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Paris Hilton is not news

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We have a TV in our office that’s tuned to CNN all day. I recently caught myself yelling at it that “Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan are not news.” I could really care less that the celebrity of the week got a DUI or was going to rehab. Well, it turns out the general public… Continue Reading Paris Hilton is not news

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Way back in the early 70’s, when I was pretending to be an investment banker in New York, I met with a delegation of Native Americans who were concerned about plans to construct a massive coal-fired generating plant on tribal lands. In heart-rending detail, they told me how disruptive this would be to their way… Continue Reading Whatever Rupert Wants, Rupert Gets

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