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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

Here are links to help keep you and your family busy, including things to do and places to hold birthday celebrations. It is not a comprehensive list, but there are lots of options.

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  • Court: NYC can ban church service in public school

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest chapter of a long-running legal fight over separation of church and state, a federal appeals court again ruled on Thursday that New York City school officials can ban a small Christian congregation from holding weekend services in a grade school. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that a city...

  • 5-year-old finds flaw in Xbox Live security

    SAN DIEGO — A 5-year-old San Diego boy has outwitted the sharpest minds at Microsoft — he's found a backdoor to the Xbox. Kristoffer Von Hassel managed to log in to his father's Xbox Live account. When the password log-in screen appeared, Kristoffer simply hit the space button a few times and hit enter. Robert Davies tells KGTV-TV...

  • Tutor Holly Tracy has been helping Colorado Springs adults learn to read for 25 years

    It's not that adults who can't read and write are unintelligent or unwilling. They're bright enough and motivated enough to figure out how to get by in today's high-tech society without those particular skills - in itself a big accomplishment. "They're very smart. They know how to get around their situation," said Holly Tracy, the Pikes Peak...

  • Dear Donna: Right partner will accept, love qualities

    Dear Donna, If I get told one more time that I am "too nice," I think I will scream. What am I supposed to do? And what does "too nice" mean? Guys seem interested in the beginning and the next thing I know I am "too nice." Dear Too Nice, When women say a man is "too nice," that often means they think he is too wimpy. Easy-going people are...

  • Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise

    At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have people putting forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty. Among the latest is Secret, created by two ex-Googlers who were looking for a way to let people deliver genuine feedback to co-workers. Secret lets friends and...

  • Drive-thru review: Dunkin' Donuts brings fancy brunch

    Eggs Benedict? Look at us, getting all fancy for sit-down Sunday brunch at the Four Seasons. Except we're at Dunkin' Donuts, standing in line behind a lawyer grabbing coffee and a bagel with a schmear, three cops on break, a soccer mom picking up a dozen glazed doughnuts for Junior's team, and two college students also getting a dozen glazed,...

  • Beyond Lego, some new building toys

    Building and construction toys have been a fixture in playrooms since, well, forever, and there are several reasons for their enduring appeal. "Directions aren't necessary, no rules or instructions are needed. Children are just provided space to grow," says Judith Ellis, founder and chairwoman of the Toy Design department at New York's...

  • Colorado Springs job fair targets the young and inexperienced

    No job experience? No problem. Employers who showed up Thursday at a Youth Job Fair in Colorado Springs know they're dealing with an inexperienced pool of job candidates, and that's OK by them. 'That's actually one of the things we look for in a lot of them," said Carla Howell of Time Warner Cable, which provides Internet, cable TV and other...

  • Pine Creek Theater musical features senior who knows how to overcome

    Chris Cameron, a senior at Pine Creek High School, is a member  of the chorus for Pine Creek’s upcoming musical "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," which opens Thursday.  Cameron has not allowed his disability to slow him down and his perseverance, drive and love of music have awarded him with his second appearance...


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