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  • Love of bikes bonds father, son despite distance

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    If you were a kid in a certain neighborhood in Minneapolis about 15 years ago, and you had an old, ratty, snaggle-spoke bike so broke no repair guy wanted to touch it, Dean Carr was the bike man for you. Carr loved bikes, especially the ones that needed it the most. "Dean loved...

  • TINSELTOWN TALKS: A stamp of approval for Van Johnson

    By NICK THOMAS Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    The 1940s have been called the decade of the bobby-soxer, a time when young girls with a fondness for short socks developed an infatuation for pop singers and movie stars of the day. One source of their youthful admiration was Van Johnson, a Hollywood heartthrob with an endearing...

  • Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Williams' death

    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing. "The next day I heard he put a gun in his mouth and blew his...

  • Mr. T pities criminals as he awaits jury duty

    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — Lawrence Tureaud, better known as Mr. T, was in true form as he waited outside a suburban Chicago courthouse to be called for jury duty. Sporting his usual Mohawk and wearing an FBI sweatshirt and hat, but not a gold chain, the star of "Rocky III" and TV's...

  • City politics may push Balloon Classic out of Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    The Colorado Balloon Classic's 38th annual celebration this Labor Day weekend will be its last in Colorado Springs, the organization behind the event announced Friday. Because of "politics within the city, increasingly rigid special event procedures and an onerous 2015 LART (city...

  • DINING REVIEW: Downtown sushi spot offers quirky combos and fresh flavors

    By ROBIN INTEMANN, robin.intemann@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    If California rolls are the sedans of the sushi world - something basic, dependable and recognizable - then many of the specialty rolls at Fujiyama are the sports cars: loaded with extras, full of spunk, sure to turn heads and worth every penny. As with many restaurants, 
Fujiyama's...

  • Must Do Must See: What's happening this weekend around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Here are some of the top events happening around Colorado Springs this weekend: FRIDAY-SUNDAY - Here's your chance to tip your hat to former Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton. It's Todd Helton Weekend at Coors Field as the Rockies host the Cincinnati Reds. The weekend...

  • TABLE TALK: A Palmer Lake restaurant changes their menu and has spruces up the interior

    Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Sometimes change is good. Chris and Kerri Bohler, owners of The Villa, 75 Colorado Highway 105 in Palmer Lake, have gradually transitioned away from serving a core of traditional Italian foods. The idea is to bring back the style of food that Chris, the executive chef, was known for...

  • World famous cyclists race through Colorado Springs

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Some of the best cyclists in the world will race through Colorado Springs on Thursday. For the third time in four years, Colorado Springs made the cut as one of the seven stages of the USA Pro Challenge. The 524-mile race begins Monday in Aspen and finishes Aug. 24 in Denver. Riders...

  • Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    LOS ANGELES — Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time of his death, his wife said Thursday. In a statement, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was struggling with depression, anxiety and the Parkinson's diagnosis when he died Monday in his...

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