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Boulder Weekly is published every Thursday. No portion may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher..
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Letters | Pot is dangerous
The real issue is not 4/20. It is not how to control 4/20. Nor is it about the reputation of CU. Actually, there was a program called Marijuana USA on CNBC tonight and the main focus was Colorado. If you want to talk about reputation! This is about addiction and how denial is at work.
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Workers’ taxes siphoned off by their bosses
Good Jobs First, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center, has analyzed state programs meant to create jobs that instead have created some $700 million a year in corporate welfare. This scam starts with the normal practice of corporations withholding from each employee’s monthly check the state income taxes their workers owe.
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You can save a life
By the time she reaches the clinic, which opens at 8 a.m. each day, dozens of women and children are already waiting to be treated. Some of the women are in labor, many having walked long distances or traveled by motorcycle over bumpy roads to give birth at the clinic.
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—A statement from the special operations group of the Korean People’s Army Supreme Command, in a threat aimed at South Korea after North Korea’s attempted long-range rocket launch.
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City disturbs possible Valmont grave site
Cmdr. Rick Brough of the Boulder County Sheriff ’s Office said that a deputy was dispatched to the cemetery April 25 on a report of a gravesite being disturbed. He confirmed that the circle of rocks surrounding the potential grave had been removed, but no excavation had been done.
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In case you missed it | What a difference four days makes
We did notice that, despite the application of fish fertilizer to the floor of the Coors Events Center, many of the same political activists leading the campus protest parade on 4/20 were front-and-center at the Obama event..
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First Amendment — 1 CU administration — 0
Administrators at CU are like those people who go to Vegas, lose a bunch of money, come back home and tell everyone who will listen that they really won, and then either refuse to admit, or are honestly incapable of grasping, that they have a serious problem.
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Valmont residents confirm spread of contamination
Ann Miller and her husband Douglas used to live on Valmont Road — directly across the street from the primary tailings pond dike dam at Valmont Butte that is suspected of being a pathway for the contamination that ended up in the wells north of Valmont Road over the years.
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Calming Congress
He started a serious practice of meditation and mindfulness in November 2008, six years after he was elected to office, and says it’s made a difference in the work he’s been able to do in Congress. He’s less stressed, has more insight, more kindness and is better able to listen to his fellow representatives.
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Scents for a woman
Artwork in museums is usually meant to be seen and not touched, not tasted and not smelled. But the Denver Art Museum is partnering with local perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz to organize an event that turns that notion on its head. On May 1, Hurwitz will lead a tour through Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective,.
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Todd Snider’s bipolar spring
Taxi rambles and boogies through this thing like a Nashville house band, keeping Snider’s outlaw slacker take on Jerry Jeff ’s road ’n’ regret tunes on point.
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It has a wealthy dowager in it
A few weeks ago, our government gave us yet another compelling reason not to trust it when its purchasing arm, the General Services Administration (GSA), was found to have been lavishly spending taxpayer money with less care than Ozzie Guillen has for public opinion.
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Musical anarchy
Emma Goldman’s name was once synonymous with anarchy, free love and violence. In the first decades of the 20th century, she gave speeches to crowds of up to 25,000 with titles like “Monogamy or variety, which?” One of her talks supposedly inspired the assassination of President William.
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Event calendar | Week of April 26, 2012
Wordpress for Developers: How to Create and Use Widget Areas..
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Arts | Week of April 26, 2012
Something but definitely not Nothing: The Spring 2012 BFA Exhibition..
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Theater | Week of April 26, 2012
John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver, 720-880-8727. Through May 13..
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Kids Calendar | Week of April 26, 2012
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont, Sunday, April 29.
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Words | Week of 26, 2012
The Power of Unpopular: A Guide to Building Your Brand for the Audience Who Will Love You (And Why No One Else Matters) —.
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Jazz gives the blues
In America, the term “adult animation” still conjures up images of inappropriate drawings, an alarming genre enjoyed by a thankfully small subgroup of the human race. But for the rest of the world, cartoons are more than just a way to sell Happy Meal tie-ins.
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Kung Ow Kickin’
Writer/director Gareth Evans, who admittedly did much more to earn the latter half of his hyphened title than the former, delivers what is essentially a “dude ballet.” Featuring meticulous choreography, orchestrated and punctuated with unflinching cinematic savagery, The Raid.
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Reel to reel | April 26, 2012
Hollywood 1927. Silent movie matinee idol George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is enjoying the good life, although he seems fonder of his faithful dog than of his trophy wife (Penelope Ann Miller). He meets funny, sexy young extra Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), a dancer set for a big break, and sparks fly.
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Iced over
He’s visited penguin colonies and passed polar bear tracks. And he’s started seeing thinner ice, more open water, freeze-ups later, thaws earlier, a change in population in polar bears and retreating sea ice.
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Dreams of free meals
It isn’t tough to spot the food writers at Brasserie Ten Ten on a sunny Sunday. Buddy Thomas’ professional Nikon sits on the table, ready to snap oysters, mussels and whatever brunch is going to be. And Thomas and fellow blogger Paul McCullough both sport homemade T-shirts with BoulderFoodBlog.
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Tidbites | Tequila time
Corrido’s tequilas “show amazing depth and flavor with a super clean distillation that is reflected by the smooth, cooling finish on the palate,” according to the Boulder Wine Merchant. The Reposado and Anejo products from Corrido offer the added complexity of Bourbon barrel aging with their “double barrel” aging program.
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Moe’s BBQ shows promise
Moe’s has expanded its reach to include the Centennial State as well as Georgia, Maine and North Carolina. It’s an eclectic place, abuzz with students and bluesy background music, and featuring everything from snowboards to Widespread Panic posters hanging on the wall.
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Astrology | Week of April 26, 2012
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