• Issue of
  • Oct 12-18, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 41
  • The end of the world as we know it


  • Godzilla v. Government
  • Cover Story
  • Godzilla v. Government

    Critics say Doug Bruce's latest tax crusade, Amendment 21, would eat up little government first, then slowly strip the flesh off whatever big government is left over. Bruce says that's just another big-government lie.
  • Local News
  • Irradiated Food: Safe or Scandalous?

    The other night I was at a dinner party. At the conclusion of the meal, the hostess asked one of the guests to say a few words about why he was there. As he spoke, I realized why our host had waited until after dinner to have him speak.


  • Letters

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

    A follow-up to stories which originally appeared in the Independent's news pages.
  • Garden Daze

    My eyes opened this morning at six o' clock to a dark room lit by a gray sky of low-lying clouds rushing in from the north. In the pre-dawn silence my day spreads out before me, a feast of garden tasks to be done.
  • Outsider

    Whatever you, or I, may think about any of the initiatives on the ballot, they attack significant, important and controversial issues head-on, issues which our elected representatives at every level have simply refused to deal with.
  • Public Eye

    It appears that Bruce, who just three months ago promised to be nice and congenial if voters would just elect him to the state Senate, has reneged on that particular agreement.

Food & Drink


  • Playing Around: Pat McGee Band
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around: Pat McGee Band

    This week we highlight the Pat McGee Band. Catch them at the Colorado Music Hall this Thursday. They'll probably be headlining Red Rocks next time through.


  • Madame Vice President
  • Film
  • Madame Vice President

    One-time film critic Rod Lurie wrote his political thriller The Contender specifically for Joan Allen because he thinks shes "the best actress in the world."
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  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


  • Sports
  • Events
  • Sports

    Paradox of the Puck
    Colorado College Hockey -- just tao it!

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