• Issue of
  • Feb 3-8, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 5
  • Spare the Rod


  • God Bless the Child
  • Cover Story
  • God Bless the Child

    Parental rights advocates accuse Dept. of Human Services of overstepping sacred bounds -- but in whose interest?

  • Local News
  • Elderly drug and alcohol abuse often undetected

    Memory loss, disorientation, shaky hands, mood swings, depression and chronic boredom are often normal to the aging process. These behaviors could, though, signal something less benign. Grandma or grandpa may have a substance abuse problem.
  • South Powers Blvd: boom or ruin?
  • Local News
  • South Powers Blvd: boom or ruin?

    With state funding for the southern extension of Powers Boulevard now in place, the battle over where the proposed bypass should go is heating up in the rural regions south of Fountain.


  • Your Turn
  • Driving a political statement

    I thought I was buying a way to get from here to there for business and pleasure, but when you buy a vehicle these days, its a political statement.
  • Letters

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

    Dick, Jane, Sally, Spot, Mother and Father deserve to be remembered if only to remind us of the way things never were and never will be.
  • IQ: To Spank or Not to Spank
  • IQ
  • IQ: To Spank or Not to Spank

    The El Paso County Department of Human Services has come under attack by County Commissioner Betty Beedy and constituent Suzanne Shell in recent months for allegedly interfering too much in the parenting process (see "God Bless the Child," p. 12).
  • Outsider

    When the stakes are high, you've got to make the play. Good intentions don't count. Past records don't count. Last week, the so-called Red Rocks property, 720 spectacular acres on the west side of Colorado Springs, went under contract to an out of state developer.
  • Public Eye

    Bruce Springsteens upcoming concert in Denver is breaking news for the Springs, the El Paso County Board of Commissioners cuts a $50,000 check for the American Civil Liberties Union, and presidential candidates are rated best- and worst-dressed.

Food & Drink

  • Dining Reviews
  • Lunch Doggy-style

    New Yorkers often try to claim hot dog superiority, but it just aint so. In the fine city of Chicago, the hot dog is a food group.


  • Playing Around: Lucky LaRue
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around: Lucky LaRue

    This week we highlight Lucky LaRue, a local blues duo, who will be performing at Pine Gables Tavern in Green Mountain Falls on Friday and Saturday.


  • Dangerous Beauty
  • Film
  • Dangerous Beauty

    Its a fascinating premise. And in the hands of a director who opted for subtlety, it might have worked.
  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


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