• Issue of
  • May 8-14, 2003
  • Vol. 11, No. 19
  • 'Are you ready for me?'


  • Local News
  • Wal-Mart: A Supercenter divided

    Last month, nine "associates" at Cañon City's Wal-Mart Supercenter signed cards authorizing the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) to represent them in collective bargaining. But according to two of the card signers, their nascent campaign to unionize was crushed before it began.
  • Local News
  • Teen's death sparks inquiry

    The American Civil Liberties Union is expressing interest in the case of Orlena Parker, a 15-year-old girl who died in March after being restrained by personnel at the Devereux Cleo Wallace Center, a private Colorado Springs institution for troubled youths.


  • Your Turn
  • We must be inclusive

    The United States should sit down with all the allies it can muster, especially from the Arab world, to consider all the underlying causes of distress; causes like distorted religious beliefs, misunderstanding of American motives, the Palestine problem, a lack of economic opportunities, and political oppression.
  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • IQ: Genetically altered food
  • IQ
  • IQ: Genetically altered food

    As spring pokes up its green, green head and bikini season looms, people are thinking more about what they put into their bodies -- and the potential risks of genetically altered food.
  • Livelong Days
  • Livelong Days

    What's happening this week in the big city-- highlights from our listings.
  • G-Lo
  • Livelong Days
  • G-Lo

    George Lopez, Latin Comedy King, comes to the Springs
  • Public Eye
  • From the righteous to the rabid

    Not unexpectedly, the City Council's April 22 vote to repeal benefits for same-sex partners generated a flood of correspondence to the city -- with nearly 2-1 opposing the elected body's first order of business.

Food & Drink


  • Playing Around: Go Kart Go
  • Concerts
  • Playing Around: Go Kart Go

    Go Kart Go's new CD is a virtual wax museum of the alternative genre. If youve got the nostalgia bug, come see them bring the noise to Industrial Nation.


  • Movie Picks
  • Film
  • Movie Picks

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


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