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  • Service to be held Saturday for Korean War veteran, POW Lester Stroup

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    A Colorado Springs veteran who spent more than 1,000 days in a North Korean prisoner of war camp will be remembered at a memorial service Saturday. Retired Army 1st Sgt. Lester Stroup died Sunday. He was 84. Stroup joined the Army in 1949 as an alternative to life as a farm laborer...

  • Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3...

  • Same-sex couple settle wedding venue dispute

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away. Cole Frey and Adam Block have settled their discrimination complaint filed with the Minnesota Department of...

  • Park Service waives entry fees for 98th birthday

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service turns 98 years old Monday and is waiving entry fees across the country in celebration. Getting into the Grand Canyon and other national park units in Arizona will be free. Fees for camping, reservations, tours or use...

  • Kings Dominion to expand water park

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kings Dominion plans to expand its 20-acre water park for its 2015 season. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1trHfU9 ) the amusement park will add a water-slide complex, a splash zone for small children and expanded cabanas. The amusement park...

  • Feds weigh moving grizzlies into Washington

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — The National Park Service said Thursday it will consider moving grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state to aid their recovery. The agency is launching a three-year process to study a variety of options for helping their population. Director...

  • Humane Society pleased despite possibility it will miss lofty adoption goal

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region may not meet its ambitious goal of saving nearly 4,000 cats and dogs to win the ASPCA's $100K Rachael Ray Challenge this summer, but a spokeswoman said the shelter still came out on top. In May, the nonprofit was chosen along with 50...

  • 'Soiled Dove' an entrepreneur

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    What: Summer Speaker Series, "Think You Know History," with Pearl de Vere (portrayed by actor Colette Labate) Connection to Colorado Springs: Pearl de Vere was born of a comfortably-appointed Chicago family, but, by her mid-teens, she was working as a prostitute in Denver and then...

  • Airline group forecasts uptick in Labor Day travel

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    A trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year. If correct, the forecast would be more good news for the airlines. Nine big U.S. carriers earned $3.8 billion in the first half of this...

  • New Mexico woman tests negative for Ebola

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials say test results show a New Mexico woman is not infected with the deadly Ebola virus. The New Mexico Department of Health and University of New Mexico Hospital received the results from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on...

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