• Issue of
  • Jun 15-21, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 24
  • When the Bough Breaks


  • Cover Side
  • Toward a more humane penal system

    In Australia, the New South Wales Parliament recently heard the results of an extensive study undertaken by the Standing Committee on Social Affairs, charged to investigate the effects of the incarceration of mothers on their children. These are some of observations of that committee.
  • Jurors dismissed, Doug Bruce tainting alleged
  • Local News
  • Jurors dismissed, Doug Bruce tainting alleged

    Accused of tainting a pool of potential jurists, Colorado Springs landlord and state Senate candidate Douglas Bruce was dismissed from jury duty this week after he distributed a stack of leaflets claiming that jurists need only follow their conscience and not the law when deciding a case.


  • Your Turn
  • Smoke a Joint, Lose Your Loan

    Thanks to the discovery of an empty one-hit pipe containing residue from the marijuana and thanks to a new law kicking into effect July 1, "Anne" may lose her federal Pell Grant, which she depends on to pay for school.
  • Letters

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

    A fortuitous move of my "kitchen door" herb garden out into my perennial borders led to an appreciation for the striking ornamental beauty of herbs, in addition to their aromatic and therapeutic value.
  • IQ: But is it art?
  • IQ
  • IQ: But is it art?

    A kinetic metal sculpture with hanging doodads and whatnots was erected this week on Pikes Peak Avenue, right in front of the Independent offices. We asked passersby what they thought about it.
  • Public Eye

    Colorado gets another car license plate; another Washington D.C.based group is behind a drive to ban bilingual education in Colorado public schools; and Leonard Peltier was denied parole again.

Food & Drink


  • Playing Around: The Kenny Johnston Band
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around: The Kenny Johnston Band

    This week we highlight the Kenny Johnston Band, the local smooth jazz quartet who were recently selected by as Contemporary Smooth Jazz Band of 2000 by KHIH, a Denver jazz station.


  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


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