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    STILL GETTING AWAY WITH IT - THE STATE IS CATCHING MORE HALFWAY-HOUSE ABSCONDERS THAN EVER. UNFORTUNATELY, IT'S ALSO LETTING MORE CRIMINALS ESCAPE.

    Denver's halfway houses are supposed to help state prisoners ease their way back into society. But for an ever-increasing number of inmates, "community corrections" facilities are simply an easy ticket to freedom. Inmates have escaped or walked a...

    by Karen Bowers on September 13, 1995
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    WE'RE LOADED FOR BEARKLONDIKE & SNOW MUST GO ENOUGH OF THIS POLAR ICE CRAP.

    "The time has come The time is now Just go, go, go I don't care how." --from "Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!" by Dr. Seuss I am standing by the Northern Shores exhibit at the Denver Zoo, watching media stars Klondike and Snow ...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on September 13, 1995
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    TRICKY BRICKS - FOR THE WELL-HEELED AT COORS FIELD, PUBLIC ART IMITATES LIFE.

    Last year thousands of baseball fans paid for the privilege of having their names inscribed on bricks placed along the Wynkoop Plaza leading to Coors Field. But for the same $75 fee paid by the masses, some of the most powerful people in Colorado got...

    by Stuart Steers on September 13, 1995
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    THE BEAR NECESSITIES

    Pronghorn Gifts, the Denver Zoo Number of polar bear items on display: 18 Overall theme: Noble, endangered, anonymous adult polar bears meet personality-laden juveniles Klondike and Snow in a fluffy yet environmentally aware display. T-shirt si...

    by Robin Chotzinoff on September 13, 1995
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    TRANSCENDENTAL DESECRATION - IN SEARCH OF SPIRITUAL VIBES, NEW-AGERS RUN ROUGHSHOD OVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK.

    The new-age movement has invaded Rocky Mountain National Park--and knowingly or not, modern-day mystics are destroying sites of historical significance to American Indian tribes. The damage is being done by people who move rocks and other artifac...

    by Steve Jackson on September 13, 1995
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    OFF LIMITS

    Fried couch potatoes: Judging by all the ridiculous hype and hoopla that preceded, and coincided with, and followed the network affiliation switch Sunday morning, we have indeed become a nation of vidiots. Not entirely, of course. Some folks at t...

    on September 13, 1995
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    MONDO CANINE

    If you don't watch where you walk--well, you know. Any time 400 dog lovers and their pets get together in one place, the footing can get hazardous. But that's not the only thing. Confused Labrador retrievers sometimes leap over the rail and scamp...

    by Bill Gallo on September 13, 1995
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    MAIL ANATOMY - A VICTIM OF POST OFFICE "HARASSMENT" MOONLIGHTS IN THE BIGGEST BUTT CONTEST.

    In case you missed it, Lewis and Floorwax, the morning DJs on KRFX/103.5 The Fox, held a contest on July 28. It was called "Denver's Biggest Butt." Coming in third was Jackie. Despite the disappointing finish, Jackie had no reason to be ashamed. ...

    by Eric Dexheimer on September 13, 1995
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    A SOARING PAYROLL - AT DIA, PASSENGERS ARE DOWN, BUT STAFFING IS UP.

    Bill Loeffler first stepped into an airport information booth in 1986. He's stayed there for one reason: public contact. "I see everybody I've ever known in my life at least once a year," Loeffler says. "I'm 65 years old, and I still see people I...

    by Alan Prendergast on September 13, 1995
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    LETTERS

    LoDo Lowdown Regarding Patricia Calhoun's September 6 column, "It's Not Over Till It's Over," I submit the following comments: It's not over, Patricia...it's just under way. Your depiction of LoDo development is unbalanced and over-emotional, bec...

    on September 13, 1995
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    BY THE BOOK - THE STORY OF PAULINE ROBINSON'S LIFE IS A REAL PAGE-TURNER.

    part 1 of 2 Thin and frail, Pauline Robinson lay down on her couch. She would have liked to read a book to pass the time, but her cataracts made that all but impossible. The difficulty was irritating; there was still so much she wanted to read, ...

    by Steve Jackson on September 6, 1995
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    BY THE BOOK

    part 2 of 2 In the last quarter of her junior year Pauline was ready to quit, this time for good. It wasn't just the prejudices of a few misguided people that wore her down. Working and studying was a drain; there was never enough money, and she w...

    by Steve Jackson on September 6, 1995
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    ON BEYOND ZIMA

    Meet Duncan, the techno-savvy Generation X-er who is your personal guide through the Zima site--the Zimaverse--on the World Wide Web (http://www.zima.com). Your first stop is the fridge, the storage bin for Zima and the place Duncan calls home. F...

    by Kim Leydig on September 6, 1995
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    OFF LIMITS

    Room at the top: Dateline NBC caught Colorado congressman Scott McInnis (see story, left) napping last month, when the TV news magazine checked out which representatives were calling the House Office Building home. Although McInnis, who represents th...

    on September 6, 1995
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    IT'S NOT OVER TILL IT'S OVER

    LoDo is over, the urban hipster said sadly. His pronouncement would certainly surprise anyone who has dodged through the throngs of well-lubricated partyers who roam the streets at 1 a.m. And he wasn't even thinking about Arnold Schwarzenegger, wh...

    by Patricia Calhoun on September 6, 1995
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    NEU ERA

    The canned crowd noise roaring through empty Folsom Field last Wednesday had a surreal ring to it. With the volume pumped way up to approximate the beer-fueled frenzy the team would face three days later in Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium, it's a wo...

    by Bill Gallo on September 6, 1995
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    DUE FOR A CHECKUP - STATE REGULATORS MULL THE FATE OF A CONTROVERSIAL TRADE SCHOOL'S NURSING PROGRAM.

    Students expecting to graduate in October from the licensed practical nursing program at Denver's Concorde Career Institute have been told they must wait until January. Greater than their disappointment, say some nursing students, is their fear that ...

    by Steve Jackson on September 6, 1995
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    LETTERS

    Suffer the Children Regarding Michelle Dally Johnston's "The Clients," in the August 23 issue: The timing of your article regarding the GAL program in Denver was eerie, since I had started to look into the availability of such a program just last w...

    on September 6, 1995
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    SEOUL BROTHER - THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION GIVES CONGRESSMAN SCOTT MCINNIS A CRASH COURSE IN KOREAN.

    Republican congressman Scott McInnis of Glenwood Springs is fond of criticizing his Washington colleagues--especially Denver's Pat Schroeder--for their taxpayer-supported travel. So last year, after running a re-election campaign based on reforming W...

    by Michelle Johnston on September 6, 1995
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    COPIES AND ROBBERS - THE GOVERNMENT'S RECORDS ARE PUBLIC--IF YOU CAN AFFORD THEM.

    Colorado residents have a right to look at the state's public records. But more and more often, that right comes with a stiff price tag attached. Eager to raise revenue in an era of belt-tightening, state agencies are charging citizens up to $1.2...

    by Andy Van De Voorde on September 6, 1995
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