Marc Soicher favors the sort of slicked-back coiffure associated with Miami Heat coach Pat Riley and modern mafiosi; he always seems ready to make his viewers an offer they can't refuse. The style must be hereditary: Channel 9 sportscaster Drew Soicher, Marc's brother/doppelganger, wears a version of it, too. Their arrival in the market has meant boom times in the hair-oil industry.

Readers' choice: Ed Greene, Channel 9

Best hair on a local TV personality -- female

Kyle Dyer, Channel 9

The cut that adorns Kyle Dyer, who co-hosts Channel 9's morning block, seems simple, but it's deceptively complex. Her swingy, springy helmet of black hair represents a style midway between pixie and Prince Valiant that's perfect for a woman on the move. You go, girl.

Readers' choice: Aimee Sporer, Channel 4

Best hair on a local TV personality -- female

Kyle Dyer, Channel 9

The cut that adorns Kyle Dyer, who co-hosts Channel 9's morning block, seems simple, but it's deceptively complex. Her swingy, springy helmet of black hair represents a style midway between pixie and Prince Valiant that's perfect for a woman on the move. You go, girl.

Readers' choice: Aimee Sporer, Channel 4

He'll give it to you straight.
He'll give it to you straight.
She rocks!
She rocks!

Best proof that TV attracts the clinically insane

Dan Daru, Channel 2

The wild card on Channel 2's nutty new morning program, Dan Daru has become the loopiest a.m. performer since chimpanzee J. Fred Muggs was booted off the Today show. With his backward cap, manic delivery and energy enough to power New York City for the next hundred years, Daru, who's married to the station's nighttime anchor, Wendy Brockman, is blessedly unconcerned about embarrassing himself. And why not? After all, that's his job.

Best proof that TV attracts the clinically insane

Dan Daru, Channel 2

The wild card on Channel 2's nutty new morning program, Dan Daru has become the loopiest a.m. performer since chimpanzee J. Fred Muggs was booted off the Today show. With his backward cap, manic delivery and energy enough to power New York City for the next hundred years, Daru, who's married to the station's nighttime anchor, Wendy Brockman, is blessedly unconcerned about embarrassing himself. And why not? After all, that's his job.
Central Denver's ongoing renaissance has finally caught up with Denver's main street. Once a lively and attractive urban boulevard, East Colfax went into a tailspin in the 1960s, attracting a mix of porno theaters, bars and fast-food joints. Over the years, many people simply avoided the thoroughfare altogether, overlooking the fact that it still had several fine historic buildings as well as some of Denver's funkiest retail stores. Now Colfax has turned the corner, and people are finally rediscovering the potential of downtown's doorstep. More than a dozen buildings have recently been renovated, the Fillmore Auditorium brings in world-famous musicians, and loft and office conversions have delivered a jolt of energy. Let's hope East Colfax can hang on to its offbeat spirit as the developers move in so that Denver will have a main street it can truly be proud of.

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