2009

Watch Out for 2009's Top Scams in 2010

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December 2009

Consumers, be wary of the home-repair contractor who appears after the big storm. Be careful when dealing with someone offering mortgage-debt assistance. And maybe you'd better make a few more calls before you send your troubled Facebook friend money. Those are but a few of the Better Business Bureau's Top 10 scams of 2009 based on "inbound calls, e-mails, and complaints we received locally and nationwide throughout the BBB system in 2009," spokeswoman Megan Miller tells The Denver Post.

Athlete to Watch: Cory Higgins

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December 2009
Higgens, CoryDenver Nuggets star point guard Chauncey Billups corrected the team's course when he came back to Denver from Detroit early last season, leading the Nuggets to the brink of the NBA Finals. He remains perhaps the key player on the squad, a virtual coach on the floor every night, pulling the strings.

Medical Marijuana Scores in Latest Colorado Court Case

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December 2009
Medical marijuanaAs green lights for medical marijuana dispensaries seemed to signal approval just about everywhere in Colorado in early 2009, it wasn't long before local governments began to crack down. They turned to municipal zoning laws and red tape, looking for ways to shut the dispensaries down.

Why Denver Theater Companies Want to Alter the Smoking Ban

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December 2009

Denver's Curious Theatre has never argued for the right to smoke tobacco in places where it is not allowed, such as inside restaurants and even in theaters. But the company, joined by co-plaintiffs Paragon Theatre and the now-defunct Theatre 13, are challenging the law. After all, sometimes a play requires a character to light up (and when they do, they're apt to smoke noncarcinogenic herbs that also fall under the ban).

How to Avoid a DUI This New Year's Eve

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December 2009

A lot of people received an iPhone under the tree this year and many of them appear to have downloaded a new app from an unlikely source: the Colorado Department of Transportation. The app, "RU-Buzzed?," which has been downloaded more than 35,000 times since it was introduced in November, helps users measure whether they're too drunk to drive---just in time for New Year's Eve (via Westword).

Remembering Steve Williams

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December 2009
Williams, SteveSteve Williams, a professional athlete from Denver who came to be known as "Dr. Death," passed away Tuesday at 49. The former Lakewood High School and University of Oklahoma star athlete and professional wrestler died of throat cancer.

Tonight's Best Art Bet

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December 2009

Shaping the West: American Sculptors in the 19th Century, Denver Art Museum Tuesday, January 5 | Details | Read more Regular arts patrons are likely familiar with the subjects and iconography utilized by American sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Paul Manship, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, and Charles M. Russell.

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