• Issue of
  • Oct 14-20, 1999
  • Vol. 7, No. 41
  • Cutting the Cable

News

  • Cutting the Cable
  • Cutting the Cable

    The pending franchise deal is a sweet one for local education groups and city coffers. But what about the average customer?
  • Gays bash Hobby Lobby as insensitive

    Claiming that they have been insulted by judgmental employees of the Eighth Street Hobby Lobby, a group of gay men and women have dried foul over shabby treatment and are even boycotting the craft store.

Columns

  • Letters

    Readers of the CS Independent talk back to the editor.
  • New Laws on Juvenile Crime Show Willful Blindness

    Thinking tougher measures will speed results, Congress is considering House Bill HR 1501 and Senate Bill S.254, which call for tougher punishments instead of intensive rehabilitation. They thrust children into the adult world. It's like turning up the oven to brown cookies faster -- you are just going to burn them.
  • Domestic Bliss

    When my oldest child, my only daughter, told me she was moving to San Francisco after college, it didn't really register. So I volunteered to take her there.
  • Thread of Continuity, Song of Change
  • Thread of Continuity, Song of Change

    Certain times of year resonate with rituals that become lifetime touchstones -- treasured traditions of season and place. "Going to the mountains" means, for many, hiking, skiing, hunting, fishing, scenic drives. Our family tradition of immersion among autumn aspen is one from my childhood that I still honor every fall: not a drive-by viewing but a total sensory experience.
  • IQ: Remember when...?
  • IQ: Remember when...?

    Every week, the Independent takes to the streets, in search of your opinion on the latest, breaking news.
  • Starving in the midst of plenty

    When the voters chose in 1991 to reduce the city sales tax from 2.5 percent to 2.0 percent, and to impose revenue caps which force the city to rebate tax revenues above an arbitrary year-to-year growth rate, they basically destroyed the city's ability to deal with growth. And so here we are, with a crumbling infrastructure, an undermanned police force, and an underequipped fire department. Our city is literally starving in the midst of plenty.

Food & Drink

Music

  • Playing Around: Shades
  • Playing Around: Shades

    This week we highlight Shades, an Earth, Wind and Fire-influenced group, who will be performing at Tres Hombres in Woodland Park on Saturday, Oct. 16.

Culture

  • Dream Team
  • Dream Team

    A review of "Lovers of the Arctic Circle"
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • Art Hopping
  • Art Hopping

    Three current Denver and Boulder shows exhibit the differences between art as commerce and art for its own sake
  • Phantom-lite
  • Phantom-lite

    The less-filling rendition of the classic story is elevated by its soaring cast

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