During the 16 years between 1952 and 1968, the Dow Jones Industrial Average quadrupled. Standing at 250 during 1952, the Dow increased by 50 percent in less than 20 months, moving above 380.33 on Nov. 23, 1954. It was a significant milestone, marking the first time in 25 years that the Dow had reached its 1929 high.
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October 21, 1982. It was opening night at the brand-new Pikes Peak Center, our city’s just-finished, sparkling 2,000-seat theater-auditorium. I was there; in fact, my then-spouse and I walked into the auditorium arm-in-arm with the legendary Bee Vradenburg. Bee, Charles Ansbacher, Phil Kendall, Kathleen Collins and scores of other dedicated community leaders/activists had conceived the […]
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There were few surprises at Thursday night’s mayoral goat rope at UCCS, skillfully emceed by KKTV’s Don Ward and featuring the usual assortment of questions from a media panel, community leaders, UCCS students and Gazette readers. At this point in the campaign, the candidates have responded to every likely question dozens of times, and have […]
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July 1 marks the 146th anniversary of one of the most significant battles in American history, one which dominated our national consciousness for many decades. Yet the anniversary will pass unmarked, and many remember the battle only for the speech that it inspired. The Battle of Gettysburg, which was fought July...
When FDR’s slacker son, Elliott Roosevelt, was mayor of Miami Beach during the 1960s, he was asked whether the mob ran the town. His often-quoted reply: “The mob doesn’t run Miami Beach — they just own it.” You might say the same about the U.S. Congress, as well as the present administration. They have proven to be notably inept in actually running the country, but they’ve been remarkably successful in grabbing their own piece of the American dream.
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A group that might be kindly characterized as a “liberal watchdog,” the Colorado Ethics Watch, has released a list of “Colorado’s most corrupt public officials in 2008.” And who do you suppose was at the top of the list? You guessed it — the oft-maligned former county commissioner and current state Rep. Douglas Bruce. And why, you might ask, did the Dougster receive this dubious honor?
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On Tuesday morning, four Colorado Springs residents, led by former City Councilor and Vice Mayor Richard Skorman, filed “a statement of intent to circulate a petition to amend the city charter of Colorado Springs” with the city clerk. The stated purpose of the proposed amendment is “to protect all parkland...
Ma Le, one of a delegation of young Chinese movers and shakers participating in a trip sponsored by the American Council of Young Political Leaders, posed the following question to a media panel sponsored by El Pomar earlier this week. “Why are Americans so misinformed about China?” she asked. “In...
With an eloquence foreign to modern Americans, poetic, inspirational and deeply moving, MacArthur recalls the sacrifices of generations past, and calls upon his listeners to live by the noble principles for which so many had given their lives.
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So here we are again, trying to figure out what to do about stormwater. We have, it appears, a $460 million problem that just won’t go away. And if the Colorado Springs City Council ignores it or fails to refer the issue to the voters this November, the problem...
Late last month, the USOC released a report titled,” The Economic Impact of the United States Olympic Committee and Related Sports Organizations on the Pikes Peak Region.”
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Somehow our once-forlorn little city has become America’s beau ideal, one at or near the top of every dreary metric created to sort and classify urban areas. We’re bike-friendly, dog-friendly, veteran-friendly, reasonably affordable and blessed with an equable climate. Our economy is booming, our schools are good, our politicians are...