Doubtless there were many reasons behind a federal jury's decision on Tuesday to stick it to the City of Denver over the 2010 death of Marvin Booker in the downtown jail, handing out a staggering $4.65 million in punitive and compensatory damages to the victim's family. The video record of sheriff's ... More >>
After being diagnosed with congestive heart failure, Dee Williams decided she needed a big change. And she accomplished it by going small. Williams built her own 84-square-foot house, where she resides in Olympia, Washington. She'll be at the Tattered Cover LoDo tonight to read from and discuss her ... More >>
We must eat to live -- but sometimes what we eat and drink also kills us. The oddest things can cook our goose. This past year saw many food-assisted expirations and accidents that were peculiar, creepy -- and very, very unappetizing. Here's our list of the five weirdest food deaths of 2012. See ... More >>
Scab on My Brain/Grind Core/Give Praise Records
On October 28, 2010, a 26-year-old inmate named Terrell Griswold was found slumped over and unresponsive in his cell in the Bent County Correctional Facility, a private prison in southeastern Colorado. The official cause of death is listed as cardiac hypertrophy, or an enlarged heart. But Lagalia Af ... More >>
For Denver urban gardeners, the second week of May is the most fantastic week of the year. This is the week that the chances for a frost drop dramatically and it becomes safe to plant nearly any seed. Consequently, it is the week that urban farmers experience their greatest fantasies and mos ... More >>
Emerging From Troubled Days
Keli McGregor.When Colorado Rockies president Keli McGregor was found dead on April 20 in a Salt Lake City hotel room despite being just 48 and in apparently terrific health, speculation about his cause of death ran rampant -- and months of delays in McGregor's toxicology reports only increas ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
Dan Caplis was in the right place -- with the right machine.Want proof that KHOW afternoon-drive talk-show host Dan Caplis is a divisive fellow? In the midst of a column about how Caplis' quick thinking, and his way with an automated external defibrillator (AED), saved a life on Thanksgiving, ... More >>
Tuesday, October 20, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
As I mentioned in a blog yesterday about Ken Levine, host of the Dodger Talk radio show, who treated Denver like a joke in a recent post, I lived in Los Angeles for five years -- so I'm accustomed to days when the air available for inhaling looks practically indistinguishable from exhaust from a di ... More >>
Another fascinating look at the healthcare "debate," this one reportedly from a Patients First rally in Pueblo, in which a speaker claims that proposed legislation would authorize "end-of-life orders" he likens to the atrocities of Pol Pot and Hitler. Does that mean federal stimulus dollars will b ... More >>
What's cooking? Mise en Place Cooking School, at 1801 Wynkoop Street #175, is hosting the kick off of LiveWell Colorado's five-year plan to end obesity in Colorado today. At 9:30 a.m., Dr. Collins, the "Cooking Cardiologist," will offer a cooking demonstration, followed by speakers at 10 a.m. For mo ... More >>
I just heard that flossing your teeth reduces your risk of heart disease. Think about that. Holy shit. FLOSSING YOUR TEETH REDUCES YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE. When did this happen? It kind of sounded like a joke to me... but I looked it up. It's true. I'm not writing about this to raise awarenes ... More >>
The mystery began at the Diamond Cabaret. Reports about the death of Gabriel Pico, 41, a member of California's Pechanga Tribal Council in town for the Democratic National Convention, are short on answers and long on questions. The Rocky Mountain News' account states that Pico suffered unspecified ... More >>
Many critics of Bob "Gunny Bob" Newman, a Westword profile subject who makes his living as a conservative fireballer for KOA/850 AM, likely consider him to be heartless -- but he now has medical evidence to prove them wrong. The retired Marine gunnery sergeant has been off the air since late July af ... More >>
A sure sign of a good time.
Things are looking up with the beerevator.
Tuesday, May 17, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.
A La Tomate
Maggiano's Little Italy
Saturday, March 19, Fat City, 303-972-4344.
The Bush-Kerry contest is a sporting one.
Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado
High Grade Road, Littleton to Conifer
Some vets say the Veterans Administration's medical cost-cutting measures are unhealthy.
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OFFICIALS BOOTED A PROMINENT DENVER PHYSICIAN AFTER HE WAS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. THEN THEY TRIED TO COVER IT UP.