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One of Colorado Springs’ favorite venues is undergoing a $2 million makeover and expansion – and that’s just the beginning, officials say. Managed by the city and El Paso County for the past 30 years, the former Penrose Equestrian Center has catered primarily to rodeo events, concerts, Oktoberfest, home shows, automotive shows and to horse owners, providing facilities for equestrian sports, stabling, riding lessons and boarding since its construction in 1974.
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The Penrose Cancer Center participated in one of the largest breast cancer prevention trials conducted in the United States. The study showed that raloxifene, used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, reduces breast cancer risk for women who are at increased risk of the disease.
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Competition is brutal for smaller retail grocers. Yet as grocery sales approach more than $800 billion a year, many of these companies are growing at an explosive rate. Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest food retailer, accounts for about 14 percent of all grocery sales.
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Taxpayers used the Internal Revenue Service Web site at record levels on April 17 – and during the days leading up to it. During the week prior to the income tax filing deadline, there were 3,385,936 visits to IRS.gov. That number trumps last year’s 3,337,300.
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A comprehensive system has been established in Colorado for reporting sick, dying or dead birds that might be carriers of avian flu or West Nile virus. Although no avian flu has been identified in any birds in the United States or in Colorado, the system is a precautionary measure in case infected birds do reach this continent through world migratory paths.
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In May 2003, Steve Bigari opened a McDonald’s call center in Colorado Springs. Six of his 12 stores tested the idea of off-site order taking. Now other McDonald’s franchises are beginning to latch on to the call center idea.
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The Internal Revenue Service has released the winter 2005-2006 issue of the Statistics of Income Bulletin. The SOI Bulletin includes information about on data from individual income tax returns for 2004. In 2004, adjusted gross income rose for the second year in a row, increasing by 8.9 percent to $6.8 trillion.
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Dr. Ajit Singh, a leader in cancer research and treatment, is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. April 26 at Colorado College as part of the inaugural event in school’s Visiting Innovative Minds series. Singh will discuss advances in cancer treatment, as well as new technology available to treat various cancers.
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Retailers are losing their traditional television audiences to cable, their radio listeners to satellite services and newspaper readers to the Internet. So Vestcom, a company that makes price labels that adorn shelves nationwide is developing a different way to reach shoppers: video monitors attached to store shelves.
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All bankers know they are stars in their own right. But folks visiting downtown’s First Community Bank on April 7 may have done a double take when they saw their favorite bank employees dressed as movie stars. It was part of First Community Bank’s “Not Your Typical Day,” theme to celebrate the banks motto of “Not Your Typical Bank.”
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Health South has opened a Sports Medicine and Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at 5570 Powers Center Point, next to Dream Dinners. “For those familiar with our Chapel Hills location at the CSHP Medical Center, we now offer the same services here at our North Powers location, including our pilates and foot and ankle services,” said marketing director Suraya Demirtas.
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The nation’s biggest retailer announced its urban renewal plan this week: Wal-Mart plans to build stores in distressed metropolitan areas. Lee Scott, the company’s CEO, said that during the next two years Wal-Mart will open 50 stores that will create between 15,000 and 25,000 new jobs.
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