Sergeant First Class Emil Wojcik wasn't the same after a rollover car crash at Fort Carson in March 2013 broke one of his cervical vertebrae. That, combined with the various times he'd been knocked unconscious during rough parachute landings, seemed to knock something permanently askew in his mind. ... More >>
Last week, a bill intended to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of approved conditions for treatment by medical marijuana failed in the Colorado legislature-- a decision one advocate called "shameful." Roger Martin agrees. He's the executive director of Operation Grow4Vets, a new proje ... More >>
This past year saw quite a few interesting things happen in the jam band world, with some bands announcing hiatuses and others had their songs sung at NFL games. While people enjoy heckling jam band fans, there is no doubt that they are great at making things happen and making people laugh. Here's t ... More >>
Drug culture isn't relegated exclusively to rock, obviously. For its part, the rap game is equally loaded with drug references of all kinds, from Promethazine and DMT to LSD and PCP, and likewise addled with its own cautionary tales and fatalities. While there's nothing as concrete to suggest that d ... More >>
Today's nominee in the tightly contested "Worst Friend Ever" category is Alan Glen Smith, who has a very good chance of a hefty stretch in the hoosgow for one of the creepiest schemes in recent memory. The plan is said to have involved drugging a pal so that he could sexually assault the man's unde ... More >>
Much of the media's focus in the second wave of reporting on the Aurora theater shooting has been on Dr. Lynne Fenton, a psychiatrist revealed to have cared for accused killer James Holmes. Recent coverage has whip-sawed from Fenton tributes supported by CU documents on view below to claims she coul ... More >>
Update: Shortly after publishing the following item about Dr. Lynne Fenton, a CU psychiatrist who treated accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, we heard from Steffan Andrews, Fenton's ex-husband, and one of the people to whom she was censured by the state medical board for providing Claritin ... More >>
Update: The story of Dr. Stephen Stein, an oral surgeon whose possible re-use of needles over a twelve-year period has led the state health department to suggest that at least 8,000 of his patients be tested for HIV and hepatitis, has gone national. And while Stein has yet to be charged with a crime ... More >>
If the Medical Marijuana Industry Group has its way, there'll be a citywide ban on outdoor medical marijuana advertising in Denver. And with the idea for this proposal currently floating around city council, MMIG might just get its wish.
Louis Hampers, the former pediatric ER doc who pleaded guilty to prescription drug fraud, was sentenced today to five years of supervised probation. Hampers, who was the subject of our cover story "Doctor Strange Love," must serve the first six months of that probation in home detention. He must als ... More >>
Hampers.The sentencing hearing for former ER doc Louis Hampers has been delayed once again. Charged with writing 654 phony prescriptions in 2009 and 2010, Hampers pleaded guilty this past July to much less: fourteen counts of prescription drug fraud. His sentencing hearing was rescheduled fro ... More >>
News that reporter Deborah Sherman is out at 9News -- and the dearth of details as to why -- has dragged disgraced doctor Louis Hampers into the news again. Westword first reported on the link between the two; Sherman claims former ER doc Hampers stalked her after she broke a second date with him. I ... More >>
Hampers Louis Hampers, the former Children's Hospital ER doctor charged with writing 654 phony prescriptions (in addition to harassing women he met on adult websites), won't be doctoring or online dating any time soon. He pleaded guilty today to fourteen counts of prescription drug fraud, eac ... More >>
Oh hay, Cazwell, haaaaay!In honor of the PrideFest 2011 celebration going down in Denver this weekend, we wanted to highlight Cazwell, the New York City DJ and entertainer set to blow our minds on the main stage at Civic Center Park on Sunday, June 19. His tweets are all kinds of gay, and tha ... More >>
Having trouble sleeping? Rather than popping an Ambien, why not have a melatonin-laced brownie?
Is the concept of students bringing lunch from home dying a hideous death -- just like live social interaction and Gilbert Gottfried's career? At Little Village Academy on Chicago's west side, students are not allowed to bring lunches from home unless they have a medical excuse, so they have ... More >>
Louis Hampers.Dr. Louis Hampers, the Children's Hospital ER doctor charged with writing 654 fake prescriptions, appeared for the first time in a Colorado court today after being arrested in Virginia on September 7. At a 2 p.m. hearing, Magistrate Judge Kathleen Tafoya denied him bail.
Louis Hampers. Dr. Louis Hampers, the Children's Hospital ER doctor charged with writing 654 fake prescriptions dating back to 2007 and continuing through April, will return to court Friday in Virginia, where he was arrested yesterday. According to Jeff Dorschner, spokesman for the U.S. Atto ... More >>
Louis Hampers. Louis Hampers, the Children's Hospital doctor who was the subject of the recent Westword feature "When This Physician Gets the Fever, it's the Women He Dates Who Can't Shake the Bug," was arrested this morning on charges of writing hundreds of phony prescriptions. An indictment ... More >>
Sleep Through the Static
So you've thought the MTV's Video Music Awards have sucked in recent years? Well, the 2007 edition aired on September 9 brought sucking to a level that even the pros on the Hoover design team never imagined possible. Although the startlingly pathetic opening number by Britney Spears has received the ... More >>
Chief, I used some miles to upgrade to business class on the flight over here thinking I might cop a few z's and arrive in Europe fresh. The only problem with this plan is my notorious penchant to abuse open bars. I am older and wiser now, so I thought I discretion might rule the day. I was doing f ... More >>
The Secret Machines locate the sweet spot between heartache and head rush.