Ne'er-do-wells in the know hurry over to the Denver Pavilions whenever the weather looks bad; by the time the Denver Pavilions 15 opens for its first matinees, drunks, bums and other homeless types are ready to buy their tickets. But just one ticket each, mind you. Since the management never really checks to make sure customers leave the theater after the movie they paid for to watch is over, many a vagrant passes the day enjoying a dozen of the latest first-run selections. But free films aren't just for shiftless hobos anymore, so join the lineup at 11:30 a.m.

Best Place for a Working-Class Girl to Find an Old Rich Guy

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Rich men like steaks, butter and martinis, which is why ambitious girls looking to strike gold should head to Ruth's Chris Steak House. The challenge is to be sexy but not trashy, so add a string of pearls or a tasteful scarf to your tightest skirt, tallest heels and teeniest top. Slide up to the bar and act innocent -- like you were waiting to meet your sorority sister and got stood up -- and don't forget to bat your eyelashes. If you can avoid the temptation to chow down on the high-calorie grub, you may find yourself walking down the aisle. Or at least being chatted up by the valets.

Best Place for a Working-Class Girl to Find an Old Rich Guy

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Rich men like steaks, butter and martinis, which is why ambitious girls looking to strike gold should head to Ruth's Chris Steak House. The challenge is to be sexy but not trashy, so add a string of pearls or a tasteful scarf to your tightest skirt, tallest heels and teeniest top. Slide up to the bar and act innocent -- like you were waiting to meet your sorority sister and got stood up -- and don't forget to bat your eyelashes. If you can avoid the temptation to chow down on the high-calorie grub, you may find yourself walking down the aisle. Or at least being chatted up by the valets.

Best Place to Watch Brown Palace Guests in Their Skivvies

The Trinity Building

Although employees of Burks Communications, a PR firm on the fourth floor of the Trinity Building, would just as soon the Brown Palace across the street tint its windows, they've had some fun over the years watching naked patrons of the chichi hotel get in and out of their unmentionables. "Butts at the Brown," says company president and CEO Susan Burks. "That's what I call it. We have the best view of butts. I think the men enjoy doing it the most. They keep those blinds open. I know they see us looking -- they can't miss us. But some of those men's bodies, I tell you..." Burks even calls her co-workers into the office for especially noteworthy rears. "I say, 'Come look, here's another one.'" Does she wish the Brown's male patrons would close their blinds? "In some cases," she says. "Not all."

Best Place to Watch Brown Palace Guests in Their Skivvies

The Trinity Building

Although employees of Burks Communications, a PR firm on the fourth floor of the Trinity Building, would just as soon the Brown Palace across the street tint its windows, they've had some fun over the years watching naked patrons of the chichi hotel get in and out of their unmentionables. "Butts at the Brown," says company president and CEO Susan Burks. "That's what I call it. We have the best view of butts. I think the men enjoy doing it the most. They keep those blinds open. I know they see us looking -- they can't miss us. But some of those men's bodies, I tell you..." Burks even calls her co-workers into the office for especially noteworthy rears. "I say, 'Come look, here's another one.'" Does she wish the Brown's male patrons would close their blinds? "In some cases," she says. "Not all."
Whew! Our temperature started rising the second we caught a glimpse of the 2001 Denver Metro Firefighter Calendar, a fundraising deal for the Children's Hospital Burn Center. And since it was such a good cause, we felt it was our duty to buy a couple of calendars to share with friends so we could all appreciate the sacrifices that local firefighters had made for charity. Why, some even gave the photographer the shirts off their backs! Although Denver's fire chief may have quibbled that it wasn't proper for the buff firefighters to pose so provocatively, these hotties sure got us going. Burn, baby, burn!
Whew! Our temperature started rising the second we caught a glimpse of the 2001 Denver Metro Firefighter Calendar, a fundraising deal for the Children's Hospital Burn Center. And since it was such a good cause, we felt it was our duty to buy a couple of calendars to share with friends so we could all appreciate the sacrifices that local firefighters had made for charity. Why, some even gave the photographer the shirts off their backs! Although Denver's fire chief may have quibbled that it wasn't proper for the buff firefighters to pose so provocatively, these hotties sure got us going. Burn, baby, burn!
Kids getting a little cranky on that long car ride? Stop by one of the three rest areas along the Colorado River just east of Glenwood Springs, and let them watch the rafters rushing by. If they're really antsy, tell them to walk along the river to the next rest stop, where you'll pick them up. Maybe.
Kids getting a little cranky on that long car ride? Stop by one of the three rest areas along the Colorado River just east of Glenwood Springs, and let them watch the rafters rushing by. If they're really antsy, tell them to walk along the river to the next rest stop, where you'll pick them up. Maybe.
It's not easy staying in touch with your state when it includes 63 (64, once Broomfield's up and running) counties that stretch over thousands of square miles. But Wayne Allard, the Republican veterinarian who's soon to complete his first term in the Senate, knows that it's important to make house calls. Every year since his 1996 election, he's made it a point to visit every county in Colorado to meet with his constituents. You could say he's driven.

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