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  • Aug 3-9, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 31
  • May VS Bruce

News

  • Grudge Match
  • Grudge Match

    Doug "The Terrorist" Bruce & Ronny "The Phantom" May grapple for power in Senate District 10
  • Ron May's pals
  • Ron May's pals

    Republican candidate Ron Mays last minute desperation has raised some $43,000 in campaign funds as of July 1, many from non-local Political Action Committees.
  • The landlord's cribs
  • The landlord's cribs

    Controversy surrounding Doug Bruce is not limited to politics. Doug Bruce, a landlord owning properties in the Springs, Denver, and Pueblo, has had plenty of run-ins with building inspectors.

Columns

  • Back Tracks

    The city flails in an attempt to partner with Army Corps of Engineers and increase the budget for its flood control project; and a suit filed against the Forest Service to temporarily close Gold Camp Road to automobiles appears to have succee
  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Voices of the Failed Drug War

    As the government spends upwards of $40 billion annually to fight the failing drug war, the prisoners and victims of this war are not just those in jail,
  • Domestic Bliss

    A recent visit from my nephew up from sweltering south Texas reminded me of the seductive power of summer nights.
  • IQ: Who's the man?
  • IQ: Who's the man?

    A wise man once told me, in about as many words, that government and laws are created so that stupid people don't desecrate moral universals and hurt people that are already aware and obedient of those ubiquitous ethics.
  • Outsider

    Decapitated rabbits and poisoned dogs make for great entertainment during a campaign season.
  • Public Eye

    The petition signatures are in; Dick Cheneys ultra-conservative voting record has caused quite a media stir; and Green and Libertarian party members observed the pomp and circumstance of the GOP convention with jaundiced eyes.
  • Moshe Rozdzial
  • Moshe Rozdzial

    Co-Chair of the Colorado chapter of NOMAS (National Organization of Men Against Sexism)

Food & Drink

  • Eenie meeny miney Mo's
  • Eenie meeny miney Mo's

    Gonna eat that bacon?" A man with a bushy beard and dirty bandanna wrapped around his head peered over the top of his booth, eyeing either me or my plate of food. He was sitting in the booth in front of me with a woman, three other guys and about 20 empty Coors bottles.

Music

Film

  • 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

  • Scar Vegas
  • Scar Vegas

    This week we feature Tom Paine's fictional political story collection of history's losers

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