<SUBHEAD>Local restaurants gain functional Web presence</SUBHEAD> Sick of using scissors to cut coupons? Now you can use your computer mouse. A new Web site is hoping to make eating out a little cheaper. Shirley Mullins is the creator of the new Web site, <A HREF="http://www.discounts4dining.com">www.discounts4dining.com</A>, which allows users to download...
A new group of national pizza chains – Domino’s, Papa John’s, Little Caesars, Godfather’s Pizza and Pizza Hut – are banding together to fight federal regulations for menu labels, reports the Chicago Tribune. Called the American Pizza Community, the group is lobbying for changes to a menu labeling plan that would force chain restaurants to list […]
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American small businesses set a record pace of borrowing to start and expand their companies over the first three months of the current fiscal year, securing backing from the U.S. Small Business Administration on 23 percent more loans than in the same period a year ago. During the first quarter of FY 2005, which began […]
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The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) estimates that major depressive illness will be the leading cause of disability in the world for women and children by the year 2020. Depression is a huge contributor to chaos in the workplace - clinical depression results in 200 million...
Today is the last day for the public to submit comments regarding the draft environmental impact statement for the Southern Delivery System (SDS) to the Bureau of Reclamation. The following comments were submitted to the bureau by this newspaper.
Automobile financing could be the next subprime mortgage crisis. Underwriters used to finance cars and trucks for three years, but since the 1970s the length of the loans has crept up to four, five or six years. Now seven-year auto loans are commonplace, much like 30-year home mortgages have slowly but surely replaced traditional 15-year mortgages during the last few decades.
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Intel is in the zone. And it is keeping a keen eye on the Capitol to see that proposed legislation to eliminate the enterprise zone in urban areas doesn’t chip away at its plans or its bottom line. Bill MacKenzie, manager of public affairs for Intel, said the company doesn’t ask...
Few new commercial real estate companies can open their doors and, within four months, secure almost 1.5 million square feet in listings. But that’s just what happened when brokers John Egan and Patrick Kerscher left C.B. Richard Ellis Commercial Real Estate last fall and teamed with LandCo Properties, opening Southwestern Commercial Properties as an independent brokerage.
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The idea of a trolley system serving people from downtown Colorado Springs up to Old Colorado City is still moving along, despite the fact that discussion of the idea began in 1995. The proposed trolley will run from the downtown bus station, over the Colorado Avenue bridge and into...
If the redesign of Giuseppe’s Depot restaurant goes as planned, the restaurant — torched by a fire in November — will be open for business again by the end of March. However, Joanne Colt, co-owner of the restaurant located in the old Colorado Springs depot, said there will be...

Boulevard of oblivion

Academy Boulevard awaits redevelopment effort About one year ago, city planners presented the “Academy Boulevard Corridor Revitalization Plan Update” to city council. First conceived during 2007, the report focuses on opportunities characterizing abandoned shopping centers and weed-strewn vacant lots as “redevelopment opportunities.” The plan defined the corridor as that portion of Academy and surrounding neighborhoods […]
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At City Council’s Nov. 28 meeting, agenda item No. 20 drew little apparent interest. After a brief discussion, the item was approved on first reading. Item No. 20 was the 2007 city budget, a complex document which spells out, in excruciating detail, the city’s anticipated revenue and scheduled expenditures for the next fiscal year.
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