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  • And about the Palin bubble …( 3 media interviews in today)

    09/06/2008 9:40:34 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies · 420+ views
    Hot air ^ | Sept 6 2008 | Ed Morrisey
    Yesterday, I wrote about the strange meme that Sarah Palin would exist in a hermetically sealed mayonnaise jar on Funk & Wagnall’s doorstep until the election, and the media would not be allowed to question her. Team McCain issued a reply that amounted to a Bronx cheer later in the morning, but somehow this attack persisted. Last night, though, I received today’s schedule for John McCain and Sarah Palin, which more than hints that the myth of Palin as the Girl in the Plastic Bubble was just that — a myth: Saturday, September 6, 2008 Colorado and New Mexico 10:00am...
  • McCain Camp to ChastiseDems for Discarding American Flags

    09/06/2008 9:49:21 AM PDT · by plangent · 49 replies · 416+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2008 | Carl Cameron
    John McCain’s presidential campaign appears prepared to chastise Democrats over leaving behind piles of miniature American flags after Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech last Thursday in Denver. Boy Scouts reportedly have arrived with at least two dozen trash bags full of the flags at the site of a McCain rally scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. in Colorado Springs.
  • Live Streaming Video of McCain-Palin rally in Colorado Springs today

    09/06/2008 10:13:12 AM PDT · by nwrep · 5 replies · 158+ views
    KKTV ^ | September 6, 2008 | nwrep
    Watch live streaming video right now as McCain and Palin hold a rally at the Colorado Jet Center in Colorado Springs. Senator John McCain is expected to speak sometime after 11 a.m.
  • Boy Scouts gather discarded US Flags from Dem Convention

    09/06/2008 9:08:45 AM PDT · by gitmo · 51 replies · 331+ views
    self | 9/6/2008 | self
    Just heard on Fox News. The Boy Scouts filled dozens of large trash bags with US Flags that were trampled on the ground or thrown near trash receptacles at the Democrat Convention. They are going to hold a flag-retirement ceremony to properly honor those flags that were dishonored.
  • Republican Recycling

    09/06/2008 8:55:26 AM PDT · by lormand · 121 replies · 1,013+ views ^ | September 6, 2008 | David Harsanyi
    This morning, Republicans tell me that a worker at Invesco Field in Denver saved thousands of unused flags from the Democratic National Convention that were headed for the garbage. Guerrilla campaigning. They will use these flags at their own event today in Colorado Springs with John McCain and Sarah Palin. Before McCain speaks today, veterans will haul these garbage bags filled with flags out onto the stage — with dramatic effect, no doubt — and tell the story. “What you see in the picture I sent you is less than half of total flags,” a Republican official emailed. “We estimate...
  • Road to Victory Rally: Colorado Springs, CO - September 6th

    09/05/2008 5:26:25 PM PDT · by flyfree · 1 replies · 53+ views
    Join Senator John McCain, Cindy McCain and the Vice Presidential Nominee for a Road to Victory Rally September 6th, 2008 Doors open 9:00 a.m. Join Senator John McCain, Cindy McCain and the Vice Presidential Nominee for a Road to Victory Rally September 6th, 2008 Doors open 9:00 a.m. In order to attend the event, you need to pick up your free tickets at one of these locations: Colorado Jet Center 1575 Aviation Way Colorado Springs, CO 80916
  • Jennifer Blood Pressure Rises (Lib's Blood Pressure Rises When Listening To Rush Alert)

    07/30/2008 3:38:58 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 99+ views
    Rush ^ | 7/30/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Colorado Springs, Jennifer. You're next on the EIB Network. Great to have you here. CALLER: Well, Rush, you might change your mind about that. I'm kind of angry. All these accolades that you're receiving are literally making me sick. And, in fact, my doctor, believe it or not, actually may be tongue-in-cheek, but wrote me a prescription for lowering my blood pressure. And that is, is that I listen at your program as infrequently as possible because in reality you are the one who believes that you are The Messiah, not Obama, and what's more, you're very sexist, you're...
  • Bra helps in rescue of Springs hiker stranded in Alps

    06/27/2008 8:41:22 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 175+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | 2008-06-24 | Bill Scanlon
    Stuck, lost and hobbled in the German Alps, a quick-thinking Colorado Springs woman hooked her bra to a mountainside supply line, which alerted rescuers to her whereabouts just as they were giving up the search. "We're going to have a party for her every June 19, and give her some new bras," Elana Bruinsma, said Monday morning of her sister, Jessica Bruinsma, 24. The white sports bra has become the talk of the Berchtesgaden area of Germany near the Austria border.
  • We're Going Through a Test

    12/17/2007 9:05:27 AM PST · by Balata · 44 replies · 360+ views
    The Gazette ^ | Dec 17, 2007 | Carlyn Ray Mitchell
    'We're going through a test' A week after tragedy, New Life Church’s Boyd asks parishioners to be honest with feelings By CARLYN RAY MITCHELL THE GAZETTE December 17, 2007 - 12:21AM Hands were raised once again in praise, but it was not any given Sunday at New Life Church. Nor should anyone have pretended it was, Senior Pastor Brady Boyd said a week after a gunman killed two young worshippers. Boyd said he was proud of the 7,000 to 7,500 attendees of Sunday’s two morning services who rallied against fears about returning to the site of last week’s rampage, where...
  • Gunman in Colorado shooting identified, official says

    12/10/2007 3:32:08 PM PST · by charles m · 9 replies · 364+ views
    Yahoo! AP ^ | 12/10/07 | JUDITH KOHLER
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The gunman believed to have killed four people at a megachurch and a missionary training school had been thrown out of the school about three years ago and had been sending the place hate mail, police said in court papers Monday. The gunman was identified as Matthew Murray, 24, who was home-schooled by his family and raised in what a friend said was a deeply religious Christian household. Murray's father is a neurologist and a leading multiple-sclerosis researcher. Five people — including Murray — were killed, and five others wounded Sunday in the two eruptions of...
  • Nine shot in 2 church-related Colorado attacks

    12/09/2007 7:41:50 PM PST · by Islander7 · 66 replies · 725+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 9, 2007 | By Keith Coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) - Three people were shot to death and six were wounded in Colorado on Sunday in two church-related shootings in the U.S. Christian heartland. A gunman -- described by an eyewitness as dressed in black, wearing combat boots and holding an assault rifle and at least one handgun -- wounded four people when he opened fire in the parking lot of the vast New Life evangelical church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after Sunday services, police said. A New Life church security guard shot and killed the gunman before police arrived on the scene, Colorado Springs police chief Richard...
  • Four People Shot Outside Colorado Springs New Life Church

    12/09/2007 12:49:26 PM PST · by aomagrat · 2,809 replies · 9,919+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09 DEC 07 | Fox News
    <p>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At least four people were shot outside of a Colorado Springs church on Sunday, but it was not immediately known whether the shootings were related to an earlier shooting about 70 miles away, authorities said.</p>
  • Colo Springs couple says got threatening call from congressman (Lamborn)

    09/03/2007 8:04:51 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 79 replies · 2,193+ views
    KJCT News Channel 8 ^ | September 2, 2007
    A Colorado Springs couple is complaining that U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn left them two threatening voice mails after they wrote a letter criticizing his fundraising. Jonathan Bartha and Anna Bartha told The Denver Post that Lamborn said there would be "consequences" if they did not withdraw their letter. Lamborn, in a call to The Associated Press, said he had never intended to threaten anyone and just wanted to warn them that they would embarrass themselves with a false claim that he accepted campaign funds from the gambling industry.
  • Congressman Bullies Constituents in Colorado Springs

    09/02/2007 9:37:47 AM PDT · by jebanks · 32 replies · 1,775+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Sept 2, 2007 | Erin Emery
    Colorado Springs - Rep. Doug Lamborn left two voice mails at the home of a couple who questioned his acceptance of campaign contributions from the gambling industry, saying there would be "consequences" if the couple did not respond. Jonathan and Anna Bartha wrote a letter printed in the Aug. 24 Woodmen Edition, a community newspaper. The couple raised concerns about Lamborn's receipt of $1,000 from International Game Technology PAC and a $500 contribution last summer from Marc Murphy, an executive of Bronco Billy's Casino in Cripple Creek. IGT makes gambling equipment. Jonathan Bartha, 34, is employed by Focus on the...
  • School Bans Tag After Parents Complain

    08/29/2007 5:11:41 PM PDT · by MotleyGirl70 · 121 replies · 2,494+ views
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A Colorado Springs elementary school is banning the game of tag on its playground -- after some children complained that they'd been chased or harassed against their will.Assistant Principal Cindy Fesgen of the Discovery Canyon Campus school said running games will be allowed, as long as students don't chase each other.Fesgen said two parents complained to her about the ban, but most parents and children didn't object. Two elementary schools in the nearby Falcon School District did away with tag and similar games in 2005 in favor of alternatives with less physical contact. Officials at Evans...
  • 8-Year-Old Abducted In Elbert County (Update: Child found, "boyfriend" still at large)

    03/25/2007 7:01:43 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 22 replies · 715+ views 8-Year-Old Abducted In Elbert County Suspect Takes Off In Car, Refuses To Release Child POSTED: 7:26 pm MDT March 25, 2007 UPDATED: 7:45 pm MDT March 25, 2007 ELBERT COUNTY, Co. -- The Elbert County sheriff's office says 25-year old Bryant Hall jumped into a red, Pontiac Grand Am with a little boy and refused to let the child out. Officers say the suspect was handcuffed at the time. Officers pursued the vehicle, but stopped because the child was in the car. The Grand Am Hall is driving only has 1/4 tank of gas, according to deputies, and may...
  • VP Cheney Rallies Troops In Colorado

    11/03/2006 6:40:09 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies · 272+ views
    CBS4DENVER ^ | 03 NOVEMBER 2006 | AP
    (AP) FORT CARSON, COLO. -- Right about now, vice presidents often start running for president. Dick Cheney is campaigning for something else: a Congress that stays on the Republican side. In Rocky Mountain West districts, where the GOP never used to even contemplate losing, Cheney is stirring and reassuring the base. His slogan might as well be "Two More Years!" That's the amount of time left in the Bush presidency, and its power will be shaped mightily by Tuesday's midterm elections. Democrats are confident they will win the House, maybe the Senate. Cheney has raised $40 million for Republicans...
  • President Bush and Vice President Cheney to speak at Fort Carson, Colorado, Nov.3,2006,(tomorrow)

    11/02/2006 7:06:45 PM PST · by DoubleOJanet · 7 replies · 890+ views
    11/02/06 | DoubleOJanet
    Just talked to my son based at Fort Carson, he said that the President and Vice President will speak to them tomorrow morning. I think it's great during an election week that they are bothering with our troops. Wish I could be there.
  • Hefley risks GOP hold on Colorado seat

    10/15/2006 11:36:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies · 1,789+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | October 15, 2006 | Valerie Richardson
    Republican state Sen. Doug Lamborn's fiercest opponent in the 5th District race isn't his Democratic foe. It's the Republican he's trying to succeed -- 10-term Rep. Joel Hefley. Mr. Lamborn is running neck and neck with Democrat Jay Fawcett ... Shortly after Mr. Lamborn won a six-candidate primary on Aug. 8, Mr. Hefley, who is retiring, said he would refuse to endorse the Republican candidate, pointing to what he described as his "sleazy, dishonest campaign." That stinging rebuke, coming from the highly regarded Mr. Hefley, delivered a devastating blow to Mr. Lamborn's candidacy. Several other prominent Republicans soon joined Mr....
  • Homosexual Activist Targets Colorado Family with “Hate Crime” Fire in Front Yard

    09/29/2006 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 76 replies · 2,123+ views ^ | September 28, 2006 |
    Homosexual Activist Targets Colorado Family with “Hate Crime” Fire in Front Yard Fire starter leaves note accusing family of being terrorists for opposing homosexuality By Gudrun Schultz COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, September 28, 2006 ( - A family displaying signs opposing homosexuality on their front lawn have been the target of accelerating harassment by homosexual activists, culminating in a Klu Klux Klan type of blazing fire started in their front yard in the middle of the night, Focus on the Family’s Citizen Link reported yesterday. Christina Sewall woke up about 2 a.m. in her Colorado Springs home to discover a large...
  • Colorado Springs Testing Radiation Monitors

    12/24/2005 6:54:06 AM PST · by SteveN COS · 12 replies · 410+ views
    Colorado Springs Testing Radiation Monitors (AP) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Monitors designed to detect and help track down radiation sources such as "dirty bombs" will be installed on traffic-light poles in an early test of a homeland security system. The devices, made by Mobile Detect Inc. of Toronto, will transmit radiation levels to the city's traffic control center. High radiation levels will trigger cameras to start filming in an attempt to find clues to the source. "I think this could change the way we do homeland security," said John Merrick, the city's lead traffic engineer. The city is paying for the...
  • JimRob's Big Adventure (April Roadtrip) (vanity)

    03/16/2006 5:52:10 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 113 replies · 4,128+ views
    My 'puter | 03/16/06 | Neil E. Wright
    JimRob's Big Adventure (April Roadtrip) Greetings FReepers, I'll be traveling with Jim and Shiela Robinson. We'll be attending a Heritage Foundation seminar/workshop in Colorado Springs, CO. Jim will be representing and I will be there representing VetsCoR. Our itinerary will be: Depart from Date time miles Arrive at Date Time Approximate Driving time Fresno, CA* 4/13/06 ??? 171 mi Mojave, CA 4/13/06 ??? 4 hours Mojave, CA* 4/14/06 ??? 172 mi. Death Valley,CA 4/14/06 ??? 4 hours Death Valley, CA* 4/16/06 ??? 171 mi. Mojave, CA 4/16/06 ??? 4 hours Mojave, CA* 4/16/06 1330 256 mi. LHC, AZ 4/16/06...
  • ‘Reagan’ called good school name

    04/11/2006 8:53:19 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 29 replies · 1,591+ views
    With less than a week left to suggest names for two new elementary schools in Colorado Springs School District 11, a national group is making a pitch for residents to name one of the schools for the late President Reagan. The goal of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project is to have schools and other facilities named after the 40th president, whom it credits with ending the Cold War and turning the economy around in the 1980s, said Grover Norquist, chairman of the project and president of Americans for Tax Reform. John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., each have...
  • Rosen: DeBerry speaks truth (Air Force coach's comments on blacks running faster than whites)

    11/03/2005 11:48:33 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 29 replies · 1,400+ views
    Rocky Mountian News column ^ | Friday November 4th, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    We owe a great debt to Air Force Academy head football coach Fisher DeBerry. To be sure, the initial knee-jerk reaction to his recent comments about black football players being generally faster than white ones caused him to be treated like a "politically incorrect" piñata (my God, I hope I haven't offended Latinos). Upon reflection, however, his statements were so obviously true that something of an anti-PC backlash has materialized in his defense. To their credit, Sam Adams and Thierry Smith, two African-American Denver sportswriters, both agreed on their KKFN radio talk show that DeBerry's remarks weren't racist and that...
  • President Bush to monitor Hurricane Rita from NorthCom

    09/22/2005 10:50:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 919+ views ^ | September 22, 2005 | PAM ZUBECK
    Excerpt - President Bush will visit Northern Command in Colorado Springs this week to monitor Hurricane Rita as it bears down on the Texas coastline. It will be Bush’s first look at Northern Command since it was created in October 2002 in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. White House spokesman Allen Abney said Bush will land sometime after 6 p.m. tomorrow and depart Saturday. “The purpose is to come and monitor the storm and get a firsthand look at the military response effort and where those (assets) are being directed,” Abney said. White House spokesman Scott McClellan...
  • City ranks high as conservative (Colorado Springs)

    08/12/2005 6:38:26 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 32 replies · 1,111+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | August.12,2005 | Ed Sealover
    This just in: Colorado Springs is a conservative city. Exactly how right-leaning the town is may come as a surprise, though. The Springs ranked as the sixth-most conservative city in America out of 237 with at least 100,000 residents, according to a survey released Thursday by a voting-research think tank. More on this topic America's most conservative cities America's most liberal cities It was the largest city in the top 12, outdistancing the next biggest city on the list by more than 100,000 people. Colorado Springs’ placement on the list was enough to destroy a main theory of the Bay...
  • Christians Leaving Church in Record Number

    08/09/2005 7:29:43 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 224 replies · 4,248+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | August 6, 2005 | Paul Asay
    Research numbers in middle of article are interesting. Could have profound impact on society. Church is the big building with the steeple on it. Church is the house two doors down. Church is the strip-mall coffee shop. Church is the deeply wooded hiking trail. Church, for better or worse, is changing. Some Christians are forsaking familiar churches and cobbling together their own mix-and-match path to God. They worship on mountaintops and laptops, in business suits and tank tops. Most often, they worship in small, tightly knit groups and can be found across Colorado Springs any day of the week.
  • Chaplain Wants Christ Out of Air Force Academy

    05/12/2005 12:41:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 389 replies · 6,875+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/12/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Here’s a story that will throw you for a loop: a "chaplain” at the U.S. Air Force Academy is complaining that the school’s administration has a "systemic and pervasive” problem of promoting religious religious values with a Christian bent. The chaplain, Capt. Melinda Morton, a "Lutheran minister” spoke out publicly on Tuesday as an Air Force task force arrived at the academy to investigate charges that officers and staff members pushed their religious beliefs on cadets. And she claimed that a tolerance program developed at the academy, called Respecting the Spiritual Values of all People (R.S.V.P.), was watered down after...
  • Anti-Military Protest in Colorado Springs, Colorado

    04/28/2005 9:44:16 AM PDT · by Rick.Donaldson · 44 replies · 1,214+ views
    US Government ^ | 28 Apirl 2005 | US Government
    Protest In Colorado Springs A local activist group, Students for Social Justice, from UCCS is planning a "counter military recruitment" demonstration at the Citadel Recruiting Station (U.S. Army Recruiting Station, 1055 N. Academy Blvd) on Saturday, 30 Apr 05 at 1200. The demonstration is expected to be peaceful and no specific targeting of military personnel is anticipated. All military members are being encouraged to avoid the demonstration to avoid becoming a target of opportunity for the protestors. If you drive a vehicle with a military base decal, be advised of this event.
  • Future of NORAD Has Some People Worried (Is there any point in having Canadians involved?)

    03/13/2005 2:23:39 PM PST · by quidnunc · 52 replies · 1,342+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | March 5, 2005 | Bruce Campion-Smith
    Colorado Springs, Colo.—The Canadian flag is still fluttering outside NORAD headquarters here, and deep within its granite fortress, Col. Doug McLennan — a Canadian — had the big job yesterday of overseeing the air defence of North America. A week after Paul Martin bowed out of missile defence, it's business as usual at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, according to NORAD's top commander. "The Prime Minister's decision does not change the mission we do here," says Admiral Timothy Keating, an American. The view is backed up by Lt.-Gen. Rick Findley, NORAD's deputy commander, a job traditionally held by a...
  • New Priest Compensation Established

    01/02/2005 9:53:44 AM PST · by thrace · 24 replies · 618+ views
    The Catholic Herald -- The Newspaper for the Diocese of Colorado Springs | Dec. 1, 2004
    COLORADO SPRINGS – A new compensation package for priests will begin in July 2005. The restructured system will ensure that each priest receives the same salary and that parishes are assigned priests based on pastoral need, not their ability to pay for them, said Bob Doerfler, diocesan finance officer. Each diocesan priest will receive $50,000 annually. That amount includes both the priest’s salary and his housing allowance. A priest may choose to purchase his own home, or rent the parish rectory to which he is assigned, Doerfler said. “One of the goals of the priest compensation program is to not...
  • Priest tells lawmakers not to emulate JFK

    04/14/2004 5:48:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 420+ views
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2004
    <p>DENVER, Colorado (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest caused a stir on the House floor Tuesday when he urged lawmakers to let religious faith guide their votes and "be the antithesis of John Kennedy."</p> <p>While delivering the chamber's morning prayer, the Rev. Bill Carmody said too many politicians have followed the example of the nation's first Catholic president by pledging to separate their faith from politics.</p>
  • Colorado Priest busted for Communion wine, Wants variance to Celebrate Mass outside abortion clinic

    11/25/2004 10:29:28 AM PST · by Coleus · 58 replies · 4,290+ views
    TESTING THE FAITHPriest busted for Communion wineWants variance of city law so he can say Mass outside abortion clinic A Catholic priest has run afoul of the law in Colorado Springs, Colo., after being caught with an open container of sacramental wine while performing Mass outside an abortion clinic. The Rev. Bill Carmody was warned by a police officer after the cop asked him what he was holding. "The police officer asked me what's in the flask," he told the Colorado Springs Gazette. "I really didn't know what to do." Carmody has asked the Colorado Springs City Council for a...
  • Air Force Academy under Threat Lockdown (UPDATE: All Clear has been sounded! )

    10/30/2004 9:26:08 AM PDT · by nevergore · 157 replies · 10,545+ views
    My Daughter USAFA Cadet ^ | 10/30/2004 | NeverGore
    The Cadet Wing at the United States Air Force Academy is under lockdown in their dorm rooms at this time. My daughter stated that they have posted Protection Forces at the Dormitory entrances (MP's with M-16's and full battle gear). The cadet's have been instructed not to use the stairways (which are glass surrounded). Rumors are running rampant including a Al- Queda possible bomb threat against the Academy chapel to a possible lone gunman.... As information flows in I will update.... Any Academy Grads with contacts please update and post...
  • America's revolution

    08/21/2004 4:37:29 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 31 replies · 1,078+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | August 22, 2004 | JJohn Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
    If you think you know America, you’ll think again when you read this remarkable dispatch by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge from the heartland of the US — where it’s cool to be conservativeSitting on a sofa with their plastic cups of coffee, Dustin and Maura look like a couple of twentysomethings in a creative writing course: a sprawl of slightly scruffy sweatshirts, jeans and sneakers, Dustin in a baseball cap, Maura with her blonde hair tied behind her head with a Native American band. They both recently graduated from liberal-arts colleges on the East Coast, and they have travelled...
  • Another Anti-Bush Movie?

    08/12/2004 1:24:03 PM PDT · by Rushgrrl · 16 replies · 965+ views
    Aug 12, 3:55 PM (ET) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - John Sayles plans to screen his new movie - a political satire that takes aim at President Bush - in cities in Colorado next month. Sayles filmed "Silver City," about a man running for governor of Colorado and a disgraced investigative reporter, in Denver and Leadville last year. The movie will be shown Sept. 9 at the Kimball's Twin Peak Theater in Colorado Springs. Screenings also are scheduled for Denver, as well as Santa Fe, N.M., to benefit local and national nonprofit groups. "That will be incredible," said Kimball Bayles,...
  • Bishop Sheridan Pro-abortion politicians are no worse than the pro-abortion voters

    06/14/2004 9:43:47 AM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 273+ views
    Bishop Sheridan responds to his critics without backing down: Pro-abortion politicians are no worse than the pro-abortion voters who elect them to office 6/8/2004 9:23:00 PM By Bishop Michael Sheridan, Diocese of Colorado Springs - Bishop Michael Sheridan The reactions to my recent pastoral letter on the duties of Catholic politicians and voters were overwhelming in many more ways than one. I was edified by the many messages of support for what I wrote. I was distressed by those who misread and misrepresented what I wrote. I was deeply saddened by those who said that they understood very...
  • Colorado Springs streets fill for troops’ homecoming

    06/06/2004 5:56:33 PM PDT · by wireplay · 7 replies · 258+ views
    The Gazette ^ | June 6, 2004 | JEREMY MEYER and SHANNON HOUGHTON
    Tens of thousands of people filled downtown sidewalks Saturday morning, bellowing “thank you,” waving American flags and cheering for troops marching in Colorado Springs’ Welcome Home Parade. Residents turned out en masse to celebrate its servicemen and women. Organizers estimated 80,000 people lined the streets for the two-hour parade through the heart of downtown. Spectators wore red-white-and-blue hats, ribbons, shirts and pants. They carried signs for the troops, cried and cheered wildly as each squadron marched by. The parade under brilliant blue skies featured 6,500 troops, mostly Fort Carson soldiers who fought in Iraq and returned this year. They undoubtedly...
  • Spelling Bee Finalist Proves He's Far From Faint-Hearted

    06/04/2004 9:34:22 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 17 replies · 313+ views
    NYT ^ | Published: June 4, 2004 | COURTNEY C. RADSCH
    WASHINGTON, June 3 — Akshay Buddiga stood on stage hunched over a microphone, his clenched hands stuffed into his pockets. If he could spell "alopecoid," he would take another step on the way to becoming the second national spelling bee champion in his family. He asked for the meaning of the word, then its origin. Buying a bit more time, he asked for its pronunciation. Then before he could get the "a" out, he fainted, collapsing at the feet of the other spellers. No sooner had the audience let out a collective gasp than they let out a louder one...
  • Colorado Springs Welcomes Home Troops With Parade (my title)

    06/04/2004 6:35:31 AM PDT · by frossca · 12 replies · 546+ views
    The Gazette ^ | 6/4/2004 | TOM ROEDER
    The tens of thousands of people expected to welcome home Iraq war veterans at Saturday’s ticker-tape parade downtown should arrive early with their patriotism on display, organizers say.
  • Bishop Sheridan's office reply to my email (how to help/donate)

    05/21/2004 6:52:34 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 15 replies · 168+ views
    Angelqueen ^ | 05-21-04 | Peter J. Howard, S.T.L.
    For those of you who haven't been following the story, Bishop Michael Sheridan is on of the few brave Bishops who is willing to stand a strong moral stand by publicly stating that politicians and voters who votes pro-death should not present themselves for communion. I sent an email to Bishop Michael Sheridan's office indicating that although I'm from Florida and I hadn't donated to a NO-parish or diocsese in quite a while, I was very interested in sending a donation to his diocese due to his courageous moral stand on abortion and how it relates to Catholics. I recieved...
  • Animal rights group plans protest in Lansing (and Califonia, NYC, Co Springs over Alaska wolves)

    12/09/2003 8:18:04 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 7 replies · 156+ views
    AP ^ | 12-9-03 | Mary Pemberton
    Animal rights group plans protest in Lansing By MARY PEMBERTON The Associated Press 12/9/2003, 4:57 p.m. ET ANCHORAGE (AP) — An animal rights group plans "howl-ins" in Lansing, Mich., and other cities the weekend after Christmas to protest a predator control program allowing wolves to be shot from airplanes in Alaska. Using the Internet to spread the word, Friends of Animals is making plans for protests on Dec. 27-28. Other locations include New York; San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif.; and Colorado Springs, Colo. Priscilla Feral, president of the group, said Tuesday the response from wolf advocates to launch a protest...
  • Terrorists in America (Al Fuqra)

    02/03/2002 2:41:19 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 35 replies · 1,163+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/03/02 | John J. Miller
    <p>THERE are a lot of Baptist churches along rural Virginia's Route 615, just south of Appomattox - "where America reunited," as the county welcome signs put it - but there's only one Sheikh Gilani Lane. A gate and a guardhouse prevent the public from driving down it. What lies beyond is a trailer-park compound of black Muslims.</p>
  • Al Fuqra: Holy Warriors of Terrorism

    11/04/2002 4:16:25 PM PST · by Sabertooth · 22 replies · 4,961+ views
    Al-Fuqra Holy Warriors of Terrorism Introduction For over ten years, a secretive Black Muslim sect in the United States and Canada has sought to carry out a self-declared policy of "jihad," or holy war, by taking violent action against its perceived enemies, generally other minorities or other Muslims with whom they disagree. The sect, known as Al-Fuqra, has been linked by law enforcement officials to terrorist violence in Colorado, Arizona, Pennsylvania, the Pacific-northwest and Canada. Most recently, attention has been focused on the group in connection with a plot to bomb public sites in New York, including the United Nations,...
  • NATO Defense Ministers Meeting to Discuss Operations, Transformation

    10/08/2003 11:55:11 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 190+ views
    03 October 2003NATO Defense Ministers Meeting to Discuss Operations, Transformation "Study seminar" will engage both ministers and defense chiefsBy Jacquelyn S. PorthWashington File Staff Security Affairs Writer Washington -- Defense ministers and chiefs of defense from 19 NATO countries will be hosted in Colorado Springs October 8 and 9 by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for informal meetings to discuss current out-of-area peacekeeping operations and how the alliance must transform itself to meet future challenges."NATO is very important to us," a senior Defense Department official says, especially because "it is very much on the frontline of the global war on...
  • No open carrying of guns in Colorado Springs City Hall

    08/12/2003 9:57:01 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 18 replies · 216+ views
    NEWS 13 KRDO TV ^ | 08/12/03 | unknown
  • Amber Alert-Colorado Springs CO-Jonathan Marquez-Ruiz (Alert canceled 7/14/03)

    07/14/2003 5:11:44 PM PDT · by trussell · 6 replies · 208+ views
    CodeAmber ^ | Monday July 14 | CodeAmber
    Amber Alert Issued Monday July 14. Jonathan Marquez-Ruiz 8 months old, seen wearing a red shirt and gray shorts. He and his mother were abducted from their home in Colorado Springs CO on Monday July 14. His mother is Elizabeth Ruiz. She was last seen wearing a red shirt, white tank top and blue jeans. Police are looking for Jose Angel Marquez. He was driving a late nineties model dark blue Ford Expedition with beige trim. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's department at 719-390-5555 or dial 911
  • Colorado Springs Withdraws Partners' Benefits

    04/23/2003 4:21:46 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies · 228+ views
    The City Council has voted to withdraw health benefits for same-sex partners of city employees, fulfilling promises some council members made during this month's election campaign. Tuesday's 8-1 vote came despite protests from dozens of residents. The benefits, approved in December on a 5-4 vote, are currently provided to six people, costing the city about $6,000 this year. Campaigning before the April 1 election, Mayor Lionel Rivera promised to discontinue the benefits, as did six of the seven council members who won office. They joined two holdovers who had opposed the measure earlier. Rivera dismissed arguments Colorado Springs should fall...
  • Demonstrators show gratitude to troops (Colorado Springs)

    03/10/2003 8:17:33 PM PST · by Washi · 10 replies · 264+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 10-March-2003 | RAQUEL RUTLEDGE - THE GAZETTE
    Demonstrators show gratitude to troops By RAQUEL RUTLEDGE - THE GAZETTE Carrying signs that read "USA" and "We love our troops," hundreds of people marched Sunday morning through downtown Colorado Springs to show their support for military members going overseas. Jennifer Coffey, whose husband is stationed at Schriever Air Force Base, organized the rally, which included plenty of flag waving. Coffey said the event wasn't about politics or whether the United States should go to war with Iraq, but about supporting the men and women who defend our country. "Obviously, we don't want to see our soldiers go," Coffey said....
  • Honor, Code, Betrayal At Air Force Academy

    02/13/2003 11:07:33 AM PST · by scab4faa · 98 replies · 4,013+ views ^ | 13 Feb 03 |
    A 7NEWS Investigation is shaking the very foundation of Colorado's prestigious Air Force Academy. Allegations of rape and betrayal have now made their way to the Pentagon. 7NEWS Investigator John Ferrugia has been working on the story for three months and says that a high-level Air Force investigation is under way after 7NEWS uncovered information about sexual assaults at the academy. 7NEWS Investigates found that when female cadets have reported a rape, they are punished, ostracized by their peers and the administration, and in some cases, drummed out of the academy. These cadets charge they are victims of the very...