• Issue of
  • Jul 20-26, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 29
  • The Bard in the Badlands


  • Local News
  • Business Leaders Seek Downtown Expansion

    A plan to expand downtowns specially taxed commercial district to seven times its current size has residents in adjacent areas worried that the character of their historic neighborhoods might be in jeopardy.


  • Letters

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

    The District 11 school board still refuses to acknowledge attempts by bus drivers to unionize and last weeks "Public Eye" column raises ire.
  • Domestic Bliss

    It's summer vacation season and this year we're going nowhere. Family and friends are coming to us because: (A) We live in one of the most beautiful vacation destinations in the U.S., and (B) We don't have the money, time or inclination to load up the van and head out.
  • IQ: For love of The Bard
  • IQ
  • IQ: For love of The Bard

    A skeptic once said that the only reason Shakespeare is still so popular is his wondrous command of the English language.
  • Outsider
  • The Outsider

    For those of us who go to the supermarket, it has been a summer full of petition-signing opportunities. Rein in sprawl! Close the gun-show loophole! Cut taxes! You remember; you probably signed most of em.
  • Public Eye

    The Shooks Run Coordinated Community Partnership invites the Boy Scouts to talk about the 90-year-old club, angering local gay and lesbian activists; the group also considers lobbying the City of Colorado Springs so that SCIP doesnt compete with District 11 on the November ballot; and the Committee for Responsible County Government is urging all voters to join the Grand Old Party.
  • Pat McAnaney
  • Small Talk
  • Pat McAnaney

    Psychic counselor, composer, papyrus duplicator, ancient language aficionado

Food & Drink

  • Eat More Meat
  • Dining Reviews
  • Eat More Meat

    Upon my return to Colorado from a family reunion held in northern Wisconsin, meat has been a low priority on the food list.
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  • Bang und Strum
  • B(l)ending the Classics

    Reviews of Appalachian Journey, by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer, and violinist Mark O'Connor and Riding with the King, the first studio collaboration between B.B. King and Eric Clapton,


  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • Art Break
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Break

    Pull up a chair. Take a seat. But don't get too comfortable. That chair you're sitting on is flesh and blood. It may even have a soul.


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