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Students connect with veterans for firsthand look at history

News: Education Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

Coronado High School students studying history put down their books this month to hang out with...

Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

News: Education Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) — The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels'...

A baby shower from the heart: Expectant military moms pampered

News: Local News Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

With two young boys at home, a set of twins due at the end of May and an active-duty husband on his fourth tour to Afghanistan, 24-year-old Ashley Kopec has her hands full.

Number of Colorado kids living in poverty continues to rise, report says

News: Education Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

More Colorado kids were living in poverty in 2012 than during the worst part of the economic downturn, reflecting that some families continue to struggle, said Sarah Hughes, research director for the Colorado Children's Campaign. While the state has made improvements in education and health...

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Life Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

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  • Story of stolen wedding gown in Colorado Springs has fairy-tale ending

    Sometimes a dress can restore your faith in humanity. When Kelly Cays' wedding gown was stolen March 14 - along with her 2006 Jeep Liberty - the bride-to-be was understandably forlorn. She had just picked up the dress from Danelle's Bridal Boutique, where it had been on order four months. Cays didn't have renter's insurance and auto...

  • Colorado charter schools encounter dress code friction

    Hair that's been ruled as too short, too long or too blue has caused repercussions for Colorado public school students. Education officials say they have the power of state law behind them in setting a Goldilocks ideal of "just right." "You can prohibit apparel that's deemed disruptive to a safe, orderly classroom environment," said Ethan...

  • Drive-thru review: Wendy's salads are the real deal

    While other burger chains give a half-hearted try with salads - usually when the latest statistics about obesity in America hit the wires - it looks like Wendy's actually cares. Wendy's salads look and taste like something more than compost. Here's the BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad blueprint: grilled, white-meat chicken chunks glazed with sweet...

  • Prom dress shopping perilous for plus-size girls

    Maria Giorno has nothing against long gowns with high waists and flowing fabric - dresses that are designed to camouflage curves on plus-size women. But the New Jersey high school senior had no interest in buying a loose-fitting style for her senior prom, even though it was all she could find in a size 16 or so at nearby stores. So many...

  • Review: 'Titanfall' is an exciting appetizer, but where's the main course?

    What is it?: A new first-person shooter from the creators of the "Call of Duty" franchise. Respawn Entertainment is the studio formed by Jason West and Vince Zampella, former co-founders of developer Infinity Ward and the co-creators of the multibillion-dollar "Call of Duty" machine. After a tumultuous split from "Duty" publisher Activision,...

  • Video: Philly skyscraper-sized Tetris game wows hundreds

    PHILADELPHIA — Hundreds of Tetris fans had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the classic video game. The Philadelphia skyscraper-sized version created a spectacle against the night sky that organizers hoped inspired onlookers and players to think about the possibilities of technology. The 29-story Cira Centre, which has hundreds...

  • Supporters celebrate new Venetucci barn with song, dance and 270-pound roasted pig

    The sweet aroma of smoked pork replaced the smell of sawdust, and the simple notes of a bluegrass band drowned out the sound of shoes shuffling on a hardwood floor. It all seemed too calm, too laid-back to be called a "barn raising," but that's what nearly 100 people at Venetucci Farm on Saturday intended to do, with a bit of a new twist on...

  • Philly skyscraper-sized Tetris game wows hundreds

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of Tetris fans had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the classic video game. The Philadelphia skyscraper-sized version created a spectacle against the night sky that organizers hoped inspired onlookers and players to think about the possibilities of technology. The 29-story Cira Centre, which has...

  • Class seeks suspected Nazi who aided Jewish family

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Students at a Connecticut university are working on a daunting assignment: Who was the suspected Nazi who protected a Jewish family 75 years ago from violence and warned them to flee Austria just before World War II broke out? The University of New Haven students just have a first name and a few other clues but are...

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