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  • Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' toys after outcry

    Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher...

  • The Survival Doctor: Hand-washing helps stop spread of disease

    By James Hubbard Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    It's quite frustrating when the best advice we get on how to avoid the latest scary virus going around is "wash your hands." Argh! That's all? No herb, vitamin, tonic or miracle drug we can take and poof, we're protected? Sorry, no such luck. True, we do have immunizations against...

  • Things to know about respiratory bug plaguing kids

    MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer
    Yesterday

    A wave of severe respiratory illnesses has swept the country in the last two months, propelled by what was long considered an uncommon germ.

  • Video Game Haiku Review - 'Alien: Isolation'

    Terry Terrones
    Yesterday

    Title: Alien: Isolation Format: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Price: $49.99-$59.99 Publisher: Sega Developer: The Creative Assembly ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+) The Grade: B –   Alien: Isolation Haiku Review Poop your pants scary Hide or die in gnarly way ...

  • Denver Comic Con 2015 tickets on sale now

    Terry Terrones
    Yesterday

    Tickets for the May 23-25, 2014 Denver Comic Con are on sale to the general public today. Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura from the 1966 “Star Trek” series, and Lindsay Wagner, who played Jamie Sommers from “The Bionic Woman” are two of the first celebrities signed up to...

  • Assessment advocate stands by benefits of Common Core testing

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The mounting resistance to the national standardized testing movement she leads doesn't faze Laura Slover. The former high school English teacher has heard it all, and she doesn't buy it. "Assessment is a very important part of teaching. The set of tools being developed are very...

  • Soldiers promote physical fitness, community at Pinon Valley elementary

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment were "Running With the Wolves" this month to help Piñon Valley Elementary School acquire new equipment and technology and to promote physical fitness. The squadron commander, Lt. Col. Steven Barry, and 16 of his soldiers spent an...

  • Children have a blast launching rockets and building things at the PPLD Mini Maker Faire

    By Monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Nine-year-old Noah Schneiderman had a plan when he stepped up to the compressed air machine Saturday and prepared to launch his paper rocket. Of the hundreds of children who had gone before him, only a couple of dozen pumped the compressor hard enough to get their rocket to stick in...

  • Library 21c debuts video production studio in Colorado Springs

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Library 21c debuted its Center for Public Media on Saturday in hopes of helping future filmmakers, video producers, musicians and more produce their own high-quality videos. Staffers at Library 21c unveiled a studio with video cameras, lights and editing programs. They will offer...

  • Easy Halloween decorations can last into late fall

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Halloween isn't just for kids anymore - it's become a real treat for grown-ups, too. The holiday has become one of America's favorites, and folks are ready and willing to spend money on it. "It's changed a lot," said Laurie Baker, customer experience manager at Michaels. "It seems...

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