• Issue of
  • Oct 19-25, 2000
  • Vol. 8, No. 42
  • Best of Colorado Springs 2000

Best Of


  • Best of Colorado Springs
  • Cover Story
  • Best of Colorado Springs

    Feast your eyes on our seventh annual Best Of edition, brimming with opinions on the people and places that make the Springs so wacky and wonderful.
  • Local News
  • District 11 hoping that lessons learned mean voter support

    Last November, voters gave a resounding thumbs-down to a District 11 request for a $29 million increase in property taxes. A year later, D-11 faces an $8 million to $12 million budget shortfall for 2000-2001, and the district is again asking voters to approve a mill levy override, this time to the tune of $26.9 million. The district, however, claims it learned a critical lesson from last years drubbing.


  • Your Turn
  • Design Your Own Baby

    Huxley's 1932 Brave New World vision inched a little closer last week with the news that a Colorado couple designed a baby using genetic tests a baby who would, in turn, help save their desperately ill daughter.
  • Letters

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

    This weekly feature is designed to provide follow-up to stories which originally appeared in the Independent's news pages.
  • Domestic Bliss

    Today, I spent the entire day in a room I wanted to escape.
  • iQ: The best what?
  • IQ
  • iQ: The best what?

    Best time? Best place? Best friend? Best memory? Our lives are full of superlatives. What are yours?

  • Outsider

    The process by which politicians devolve from power to impotence, from relevant to ridiculous is, like the passage of the seasons, slow, inevitable, and utterly predictable.
  • Public Eye

    Kudos to our own Owen Perkins; state Rep. Ron May proposes four state Supreme Court Justices be replaced; and Salon magazine revisits George W. Bushs glib death penalty comments.

Food & Drink



  • WWJD-2
  • Film
  • WWJD-2

    This much-anticipated star vehicle for Sixth Senses Haley Joel Osment is surprisingly moving and satisfying, right up to the end when the script and the directors ambitions eat (and ruin) all that has gone before.
  • Tags: ,
  • Film
  • Girls Club

    Theres actually much to like in Dr. T and the Women, a great big mess of a film directed by Robert Altman.
  • Walk with the Devil
  • Film
  • Walk with the Devil

    Cinematographer Jaunsz Kaminski (Saving Private Ryan) will probably have to go back to cinematography after his directorial debut with the undisputed failure of Lost Souls.
  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.
  • It's Alive!
  • Visual Arts
  • It's Alive!

    The Fifth Annual Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival opens with performances to wake the dead


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