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  • Oct 28 - Nov 3, 1999
  • Vol. 7, No. 43
  • The Fine Print


  • Class Dismissed
  • Class Dismissed

    District 11 hopes for a tax windfall, but the campaign has featured veiled threats and vague promises
  • Citizens for Responsible School Funding '99

    As of Oct. 12, the political action committee that organized the campaign to pass the District 11 mill-levy override reported $50,525 in contributions. The following is a list of the campaign's major contributors.
  • Dire Warnings

    On Sept. 22, D-11 administrators delivered this list of student and employee programs that could be cut or eliminated if voters don't pass the $29 million in additional property-tax revenues for school operating costs.


  • Letters

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

    The telecommunications revolution is killing me.
  • D-11's priorities misdirected

    In the past week, we've fielded some 100 telephone calls and letters expressing distress, amazement, horror and disgust over our refusal to endorse 3J, the District 11 mill-levy override that will appear on Tuesday's ballot. We have been accused of being traitors, of rescinding our support for public education. Nothing could be further from the truth.
  • The moral police win

    Watch out. Chief Lorne Kramer's moral police are out in force, the city's daily newspaper has decided to officially nickname itself the G, and what a coincidence just two weeks before city voters weigh in on a $51 million cable franchise fee and agreement, the city's cable company sent a letter to its customers telling them how cherished they are.
  • TV Hole

    What's new, interesting and sometimes embarrassing on the boob tube

Food & Drink

  • Have Faith in Frozen Fish
  • Have Faith in Frozen Fish

    There is something foreboding about a vacu-sealed package of frozen fish. The plastic is unattractive and sterile. The outer shell is rock-hard and covered with ice shavings scratched up by the fingernails of bored 10-year-old tag-along shoppers. And there is the sassy price of fish, too. Like, why would you pay $9.99 per pound for a hunk of sea meat that looks meek all wrapped up and cryogenically preserved? Because, land-locked Americans, the payoff at suppertime can be staggering.


  • Tower of Power
  • Tower of Power

    Dynamic. Diverse. Complex. Passionate. These are all words that describe the music of Joan Tower, one of America's premier contemporary composers, who on Thurs., Nov. 4 conducts a number of her works in a free concert at Colorado College


  • 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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