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9/11 ten years later: What would big stories in Denver have been if the world hadn't changed?

The media coverage of the upcoming ten year anniversary of 9/11 has focused on the terrorist strikes and their aftermath. But what would the big stories in Denver have been if the attacks never happened?

Look below at the lost top ten from the day before the tragedy, and imagine September 11, 2001 if it had been just another day.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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