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  • Oct 7-13, 1999
  • Vol. 7, No. 40
  • House of Cards

News

  • House of Cards
  • House of Cards

    The future of low-income housing in Colorado Springs doesn't look good. Will the complex house of funding cards that cities rely on to build low-income housing come crashing down?
  • White supremacists come home to the Springs
  • White supremacists come home to the Springs

    A rash of anti-minority hate posters slapped up on telephone polls downtown - and illegally inserted into copies of the Independent - have some in the city wondering if Colorado Springs is home to a new, well-organized, white hate group. The answer: probably not.

Columns

  • Letters

    Readers of the CS Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Domestic Bliss

    What were we like during the years when our children were babies?
  • City should stand up for affordable housing

    There is perhaps no better proof that the free market doesn't magically solve all ills than the affordable housing crunch now facing Colorado Springs (see "House of Cards," our cover story). It's time that city leaders recognize this reality and dedicate the money necessary to help leverage private and federal funds needed to build and maintain affordable housing in our growing city.
  • Triple Play
  • Triple Play

    "Love! Valour! Compassion!" opens the fourth annual Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival
  • Budget time for the city

    Once again, it's October. And although that may not mean much to sensible folks, it means a lot to the nine ample egos who occupy the equally ample chairs at the City Council dais. It's budget time, and our pitifully underpaid Councilmembers will have to work for their miserable stipends.
  • The wages of growth

    The latest "executive fax" from the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation, designed to inform "leaders" in the area, tells those in charge what those not in charge already know: a nickel's worth of wages will get you a penny in the Pikes Peak region.

Food & Drink

  • The Straight Edge of Vegans

    Veganism is an Ism with a capital I: a belief system around which diet and daily life choices are constructed and followed out in great detail. But for those who've chosen the vegan lifestyle but find its constraints too limiting, there is a way out.

Music

  • Tom Waits' "Mule Variations"
  • Tom Waits' "Mule Variations"

    Waits is serving up his recipe of soup-kitchen spirituality, juxtaposing pared-down primitive percussive grooves with lyrics that alternate between simplified fill-in-the-blank zipper songs and gritty images that fuse together in moments of eloquence.
  • The Playlist
  • The Playlist

    The Independent offers up reviews of Leftover Salmon's "The Nashville Sessions" and Mandy Moore's "So Real."
  • New Tunes

    New releases coming Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Film

  • Movie Picks
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • Movie Times

    What's playing, where, and when, on the silver screen in Colorado Springs.

Visual Arts

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