• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 16-22, 1999
  • Vol. 7, No. 37
  • No Way Out

News

  • No Way Out
  • No Way Out

    When a child reports abuse at school, then kills herself, what is the school's responsibility? The parents of Kerby Casey Guerra want to know.
  • ID tags required in D-11 schools

    Increased fears over campus safety has led two District 11 high schools to require their students wear photo identification cards in plain view this year, even if it means suspending students who refuse to display their cards.

Columns

  • Letters

    Readers of the CS Independent talk back to the editor.
  • IQ: Round the world
  • IQ: Round the world

    Don't tell those folks in Kansas, but the world isn't flat anymore.
  • Cash for all my friends

    With the election only two months away, it's not too early to predict the voters' response to the upcoming bond issues.
  • Students for Sale

    Bureaucrats from Colorado Springs School District 11 take credit for signing deals with corporate sponsors to splash ads across school buses and school hallways.
  • Born Gay

    99.999999 percent of those who say we are gay deeply believe we were born this way, and nothing will ever change that.

Food & Drink

Music

  • Playing Around: Kraig Kenning
  • Playing Around: Kraig Kenning

    This week we highlight Kraig Kenning, the first place winner of the unsigned guitarist title at the National Slide Guitar Contest held in August, who will be performing Friday., Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. at the Borders Books and Music.

Film

  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • Costner's Grand Slam
  • Costner's Grand Slam

    Just when you think Costner has forsaken interesting characters for outrageously overblown mythic heroes, the guy hooks up with an interesting director and becomes, once again, the irresistible actor who starred in "Bull Durham" and "Tin Cup."
  • More Blood With That, Sir?
  • More Blood With That, Sir?

    Despite its bloodiness, "Stigmata" isn't a vampire flick but a Christian one, complete with priests and possession and, of course, stigmata.
  • Documentary Alert

    "Return With Honor" documents the experiences of American flyers shot down and imprisoned in the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison camp.

Visual Arts

Books

  • Brush Strokes of History
  • Brush Strokes of History

    This year, the premier release of Denver publishing company MacMurray & Beck is "Girl in Hyacinth Blue," a book that could catapult its author, Susan Vreeland, and the publisher to a much wider level of recognition.
  • Poet-Angel Among Us
  • Poet-Angel Among Us

    Poet Billy Collins' excellent collection, "Questions About Angels," is accessible to both scholars and general readers. It only requires a sense of adventure.
  • Dark Haitian History Lesson
  • Dark Haitian History Lesson

    Edwidge Danticat's "The Farming of Bones" takes us to her native Haiti to comment on the tragic 1937 massacre. Though a bold and worthy undertaking, it should have been executed with more distance and care.

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