Morning Headlines: Doug Lamborn's Conservative Status, Denver's Best iPhone Service Provider, and More

By
March 1 2011, 9:40 AM

Fractured Nugget: After last night's 100-90 win over the Atlanta Hawks, the Denver Nuggets are 3-1 since the All-Star break and the departure of a certain "superstar" (Denver Stiffs). At this point, almost any player might lead the team, but in the short term, it won't be budding scorer Danilo Gallinari, who could miss up to 10 days with a fractured big toe (Denver Post).

Davis for Lady a-Q
: Pakistani authorities reportedly offered to trade the MIT-educated neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui (aka Lady al Qaeda) for Raymond Davis, the recently identified CIA contractor from Highlands Ranch (7News). Davis is among the topics of discussion on this week's Denver Diatribe podcast, featuring 5280 senior editor Patrick Doyle.

Can You Hear Me Now?
Denver Post business reporter Andy Vuong and a colleague drive around the Denver area for about three hours, covering roughly 85 miles of highway, main roads, and two-lane streets, to determine which service provider is best for iPhone: AT&T or Verizon.

Conservative Moves
: Scott Tipton, the Republican representing the state's 3rd Congressional District, has rankled Pitkin County commissioners with his vote to support an anti-abortion measure that would eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood (Aspen Times). Still, Tipton could be considered moderate compared to fellow Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn, who's in a five-way tie for the most conservative politician in Congress (5News).

Spacing Out: Boulder scientists at the Southwest Research Institute will embark on at least eight, but perhaps as many as 17, high-altitude flights beyond the edge of space to conduct several experiments (Daily Camera).