• Issue of
  • Jul 13-19, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 28
  • Life on Parole


  • Life on Parole
  • Cover Story
  • Life on Parole

    The number of people on parole is booming -- some are sick, some are old, some may have to die to get parole.
  • Local News
  • City braces for possibility of ambulance crash

    For at least a year, public safety activists have been issuing dire warnings that Laidlaw, the corporate giant that provides this citys bus, ambulance and toxic waste disposal services, is headed for bankruptcy. Recent developments have borne them out.


  • Your Turn
  • Summertime, and the Driving's Not Easy

    In the past year gasoline has gone from practically free to cheap, and the power of the rhetoric that has accompanied the modest price rise is almost enough by itself to fuel this country's energy addiction.
  • Letters

    Readers of the CS Independent talk back to the editor.
  • Back Tracks

    The Harrison School District high school principal who was the target of allegations that he misused student activity funds has left town, taking a job in Boulder Valley Schools and, after two years of buck-passing and legal wrangling, the county Department of Transportation recently committed to repair the McCrea reservoir dam.
  • Garden Daze
  • Garden Daze

    Last week, while in the garden weeding, I heard crows cawing excitedly in the meadow. I turned around to see what the ruckus was about and noticed a single crow flying toward me, screeching loudly, apparently headed for a landing on me.
  • IQ: Holy smokes, Batman!
  • IQ
  • IQ: Holy smokes, Batman!

    Every week, the Independent takes to the streets, in search of your opinion on the latest, breaking news.
  • Outsider
  • The Outsider

    Youd think that pols, and the governments that they serve, would occasionally admit their mistakes. But most admit nothing, and if theyre caught red-handed, they use the passive voice, as in "mistakes were made. " Well, here are a few of mine.
  • Public Eye

    The Internet is a treasure trove of ideas for enterprising journalists -- but that doesn't mean it's OK to lift a story and recast it in print without accrediting the original source.

Food & Drink



  • Gross-out Fest
  • Film
  • Gross-out Fest

    A double feature of the Farrelly brothers Me, Myself, and Irene and the Wayans brothers Scary Movie was a virtual smorgasbord of butt jokes, juvenile sexual references, wagging dildos, racial stereotypes and utterly pointless, mostly offensive humor. In other words a great time.
  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


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