7:01 am, Feb 8, 2005
Citing security concerns, the University of Colorado has canceled tonight's scheduled talk by embattled ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill.
A CU spokesman said the decision to cancel the talk was made because there were serious concerns for the safety of students planning to attend the event and for Churchill himself, who reportedly has... MORE
6:27 pm, Feb 7, 2005
Jerry Wartgow announced today that he is resigning at the end of the school year as superintendent of the Denver Public Schools.
Mayor John Hickenlooper released this statement:
"Jerry Wartgow has given our community more than we could have ever expected. He's been a tremendous leader, a tireless worker and a great friend. Jerry has helped to... MORE
4:12 pm, Feb 7, 2005
February equals Valentine's Day, which equals romance. Picture the two of you in this scenario: wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, soft music, candlelight... and two talented masseuses working their magic on your stressed out, tightened up muscles. Aspire Day Spa offers couples massage (or any other dual treatments) all of the time, but... MORE
6:38 am, Feb 7, 2005
Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno will speak about her career in public service tonight at CSU. The event is free for students and $5.50 for everyone else.
Not only was Reno the first woman attorney general in the nation, she served longer than any other attorney general since the Civil War. She is probably best remembered for her... MORE
6:36 am, Feb 7, 2005
Time Magazine reports on the 25 most influential evangelicals in America. James Dobson, founder of Colorado Springs' Focus on the Family is Number 7. But he won't be happy to read this:
Dobson stepped down as president of the organization in May 2003 so that he could become involved in politics. Now he's not only advocating policies calling... MORE
8:11 am, Feb 5, 2005
U.S. Attorney John Suthers has been confirmed as Colorado's new Attorney General, replacing newly elected U.S. Sen Ken Salazar who's gone to Washington where he has been busy opposing President Bush's social security plan and supporting Alberto Gonzales.
Troy Eid reportedly is the front runner to replace Suthers as Colorado's U.S. Attorney.... MORE
9:23 am, Feb 3, 2005
It doesn't happen often, but I disagree with Jeralyn's previous post on Ward Churchill.
Not with the main point of her post -- that Bill Owens's response to Churchill's deplorable remarks is grandstanding of the worst sort (the fact that he made his call for Churchill's firing in a letter to be read at a Republican rally makes that abundantly... MORE
9:08 am, Feb 3, 2005
Gov. Bill Owens has joined the fray over University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill's controversial remarks about September 11. He's calling for Churchill to be fired. Owens wrote a letter to be read at a Republican Rally at C.U. Boulder. It included these passages:
All decent people, whether Republican or Democrat, liberal or... MORE
7:28 am, Feb 2, 2005
Colorado Senator Ken Salazar may be having an identity crisis. Monday, he came out swinging against President Bush's plan to change social security. Tuesday, when at least 30 of the 45 Democrats in the Senate said they will vote against confirming Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General on Thursday, Salazar announces at a private luncheon that he... MORE
12:54 pm, Feb 1, 2005
Hamilton College has cancelled an appearance by Ward Churchill, citing death threats against the University of Colorado professor who caused a firestorm of controversy by criticizing the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Churchill resigned his position as Department Chair of the Ethnic Studies program yesterday.
Churchill said the World Trade Center... MORE
12:46 pm, Feb 1, 2005
Colorado Attorney General Nominee John Suthers, currently the U.S. Attorney for Colorado, sailed through his confirmation hearing, if you go by the vote total -- it was 6-0 for confirmation. But, eight people took the time to address the commmittee in person and air their complaints with Suthers.
Randy Brown of Littleton accused Suthers of... MORE
6:52 am, Feb 1, 2005
Colorado's newly- elected U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar has come out swinging against President Bush's plan to privatize social security. The President is expected to detail his plan Wednesday night in his State of the Union Address.
The president wants to allow younger workers to divert some of their Social Security taxes into private stock and bond... MORE
8:38 pm, Jan 31, 2005
Wellington Webb recognized the inevitable today, dropping out of the race to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee and endorsing former Governor Howard Dean of Vermont. Webb also endorsed Dean for President last year.
Webb never got much traction in a race that has been characterized both by a Dean juggernaut and a stop-... MORE
8:33 am, Jan 30, 2005
Telluride's Bruce French is a chef to rock stars, including Bruce Springsteen and U2. After watching the tsunami crisis on television, he packed his gear, cashed in frequent flier miles and got on a plane to Sri Lanka. He will stay until May, after which he goes on tour with Pearl Jam. Initially, French approached the Red Cross but was turned... MORE
8:40 am, Jan 29, 2005
Ward Churchill is the chairman of the ethnic studies program at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is causing quite a ruckus in upstate New York because he will be speaking at Hamilton College in Clinton. In this day and age, what could be so controversial? How about harsh criticism of the victims of the September 11 attacks, and praise... MORE