Something about searching through the Denver Public Library's online database of 120,000 digitized historic images is like wielding a jerry-rigged fusion of Google and Mr. Peabody's trusty Waybac Machine. Whether it's photos of bombed-out gangster cars from the 1920s, close-ups of decorations on Mattie Silk's famous brothel, vistas of the curious pre-World War II swastikas that once graced business signs downtown, or a glimpse of your Capitol Hill neighborhood a hundred years ago, the web-based catalogue allows anyone easy access to intriguing nuggets of historical trivia.
Taxpayers spent millions building the Colorado Convention Center and floated millions more in bonds to pay for the Hyatt Regency Denver across the street. Now we know why: Their bathrooms are easily accessible and stay open late for anyone who's been kicked out of a nearby bar, doesn't want to use the alley, or needs a toilet quick. The first-floor loo at the convention center is usually open until 9 p.m. on weekend nights when something's going on there. After that, use the always-clean privy (the concierge insists on calling it a "restroom" rather than a "bathroom") in the Hyatt, which is in a spot where no one will notice that you're not a guest. Talk about tax relief!
CU math instructor Delsie Khadem-Ghaeini noticed that most women, including herself, seemed to prefer a stretched-out T-shirt and shorts to most of the overpriced, body-squishing fitness wear out on the market. So she put two and two together and came up with VivaDiva, a comfortable, wearable women's sportswear line that she "re-engineered," as the scientific Khadem-Ghaeni likes to say, rather than designed. Fashioned from moisture-wicking and anti-microbial yarns, the resulting tops and bottoms are ultra simple, functional and roomy without being frumpy, and they come in solid colors that anyone can live with.

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