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  • 58-year-old Colorado zoo hippo Bertie dies

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

      DENVER — A 58-year-old hippopotamus, the longest living resident of the Denver Zoo, has died after his advanced years deteriorated his health. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1GLvAno ) that Bertie, or Bert, was the oldest hippo in accredited North American zoos. He...

  • 'Human Being' photo exhibit is a marriage of art, science, history

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Art can travel, in truth, to places that history and science venture only in theory.Cold facts alone were enough to draw photographer Andrea Modica to the haunting subject matter that became her photo series "Human Being," on exhibit at the Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Pavilion for...

  • The Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con returns this weekend

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con When:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday - May 9-10  Where: Embassy Suites, 7290 Commerce Center Dr.  Entry Fee: Admission is free but a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation is appreciated Contact info: 913-961-4347,...

  • Want to stand out in cap and gown? Decorate the mortarboard

    By BETH J. HARPAZ The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    It's hard to stand out at graduation when dozens, hundreds or even thousands of your classmates are dressed in identical caps and gowns. But some students individualize their appearance by decorating their mortarboards. Designs range from a simple lettered message such as "Thanks, Mom...

  • 5 things to know if you're attending a college graduation

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Is someone in your family graduating from college this year? If so, here are a few things to keep in mind that might preserve your sanity on commencement day. Where's my kid? You never took your eye off them at the playground when they were little, but you might not be able to find...

  • Students opt out of testing in droves in some Colorado Springs schools

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    The testing frenzy came to a head this week for Colorado public schools, as students in some districts opted out in droves. The window for the second half of new English language arts and math assessments for third through 11th graders opened on Monday. High school juniors across the...

  • Study: US moms typically space pregnancies 2½ years apart

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years, but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows. Experts say mothers should wait at least 18 months to give their body time to recover and increase the chances the next child is...

  • Free Comic Book Day kicks off Children's Book Week

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Thirty years ago, indulging a love of comic books required something of a hero's journey: a descent to otherworldly realms, encounters with strange beings and a return to the "real world" full of wondrous tales. Comics were on the geek fringe, "a secret handshake, secret society kind...

  • Parents of slain children share grief, stories at annual Colorado Springs rally

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Carol Bueno strolled up and down Vermijo Street in brisk, frigid winds Friday, carrying a poster-sized photograph of son Joshua Bueno, who was shot to death at age 22. She was one of about a dozen parents participating in the annual victims' rights rally by Mothers of Murdered Youth,...

  • Americans most motivated to clean house for company

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    The world might hold fewer neatniks than observation alone would have us believe. A recent survey commissioned by the CLR cleaning product company revealed what professional house cleaners long have known: A majority of Americans (64 percent) are most motivated to clean when company's...

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