Morning Headlines: Shady Characters at DIA, CU Students Stick Around, Online Flower-Buying Power, and More

May 8 2011, 6:12 PM

Rapids Draw It Out: With a 0-0 draw on Saturday, the Colorado Rapids extended their unbeaten streak against New England to seven matches since 2007 (Associated Press).

Strange Behavior: A reportedly suspicious man found using a video recorder above the south security checkpoint on Saturday at Denver International Airport has been arrested, along with two other men (7News). Police say they may have been attempting a protest of security procedures.

Hot Holiday: Cinco de Mayo celebrations drew hundreds of thousands to Civic Center Park over the 80-plus-degree weekend in Denver (photo gallery via the Denver Post), while Greeley marked the occasion with a jalapeƱo-eating contest (Tribune). The winner ate 45 in eight minutes. Ouch!

Cruel Summer: Boulderites hoping to bask in calmer environs after the CU school year is up are in for a surprise: Turns out more than 20,000 students are planning to stay put this summer (Daily Camera).

Netting Flowers: Do you know where your Mother's Day flowers came from? A Boulder lawmaker wants to stop third-party Internet companies claiming to be local from charging extra fees (CBS4).

Graham's Good Deeds: The Denver Broncos cut tight end Daniel Graham this spring, and the Colorado native will have to sign with another team when the NFL lockout ends. But that doesn't mean he's giving up on his charitable commitments in the state, including free football clinics (Post).