<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:19:40 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Dubai to curate next hot thing in 'Museum of the Future']]> http://gazette.com/dubai-to-curate-next-hot-thing-in-museum-of-the-future/article/feed/210595?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dubai-to-curate-next-hot-thing-in-museum-of-the-future/article/feed/210595?custom_click=rss

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The flashy Gulf city with a skyline that looks like something out of a science fiction movie is embracing its love of all things new with plans for a "Museum of the Future."

Emirati Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammed al-Gergawi told reporters Wednesday the museum in Dubai will showcase innovations in design and technology, in fields such as transportation, health and education.

The $136 million project is expected to open in 2017. The curving, oblong — and of course futuristic-looking — building will feature poetry written by the Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the Emirati prime minister.

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]]> DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The flashy Gulf city with a skyline that looks like something out of a science fiction movie is embracing its love of all things new with plans for a "Museum of the Future."

Emirati Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammed al-Gergawi told reporters Wednesday the museum in Dubai will showcase innovations in design and technology, in fields such as transportation, health and education.

The $136 million project is expected to open in 2017. The curving, oblong — and of course futuristic-looking — building will feature poetry written by the Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the Emirati prime minister.]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:17:53 -0700 <![CDATA[British government sells Eurostar interest for $1.1 billion]]> http://gazette.com/british-government-sells-eurostar-interest-for-1.1-billion/article/feed/210549?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/british-government-sells-eurostar-interest-for-1.1-billion/article/feed/210549?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — The British government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London with Paris and Brussels through a tunnel under the English Channel, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), a move that's prompted accusations that it is selling the family silver.

The Treasury said Wednesday that a group of international investors, Canada's Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and U.K.-based Hermes Infrastructure, agreed to buy the government's 40-percent stake for 585.1 million pounds.

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]]> LONDON (AP) — The British government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London with Paris and Brussels through a tunnel under the English Channel, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), a move that's prompted accusations that it is selling the family silver.

The Treasury said Wednesday that a group of international investors, Canada's Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and U.K.-based Hermes Infrastructure, agreed to buy the government's 40-percent stake for 585.1 million pounds.]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:30:35 -0700 <![CDATA[New Malaysia Airlines CEO a "battle hardened" veteran]]> http://gazette.com/new-malaysia-airlines-ceo-a-battle-hardened-veteran/article/feed/210509?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-malaysia-airlines-ceo-a-battle-hardened-veteran/article/feed/210509?custom_click=rss

HONG KONG (AP) — When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as "The Terminator" to take on what's been dubbed the toughest job in aviation.

Christoph Mueller, 52, comes to the post fresh from a stint reviving Ireland's Aer Lingus. He'll be the first foreigner to head the Malaysian state-owned company. Analysts say he's an industry veteran "battle-hardened" from his work carrying out corporate restructurings at other state-owned airlines, including failed Belgian carrier Sabena.

Mueller will be facing his biggest challenge yet at Malaysia Airlines.

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]]> HONG KONG (AP) — When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as "The Terminator" to take on what's been dubbed the toughest job in aviation.

Christoph Mueller, 52, comes to the post fresh from a stint reviving Ireland's Aer Lingus. He'll be the first foreigner to head the Malaysian state-owned company. Analysts say he's an industry veteran "battle-hardened" from his work carrying out corporate restructurings at other state-owned airlines, including failed Belgian carrier Sabena.

Mueller will be facing his biggest challenge yet at Malaysia Airlines.]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 06:17:04 -0700 <![CDATA[Searches focus on rings to help Chinese women have US babies]]> http://gazette.com/searches-focus-on-rings-to-help-chinese-women-have-us-babies/article/feed/210514?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/searches-focus-on-rings-to-help-chinese-women-have-us-babies/article/feed/210514?custom_click=rss

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Women who come to the U.S. from China to give birth to automatic American citizens may not be breaking the law by doing so, but it's illegal to lie about why they're coming into the country.

That was the clear message federal agents sought to send when they searched three dozen California homes Tuesday in what may have been the biggest federal crackdown yet on so-called maternity tourism.

The raids came as homeland security agents investigated three rings catering to such women, who must tell the truth about their visits on visa applications, authorities said.

Recent cases in California have catered to wealthy Chinese visitors, most likely due to the country's large population, economic boom and

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]]> IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Women who come to the U.S. from China to give birth to automatic American citizens may not be breaking the law by doing so, but it's illegal to lie about why they're coming into the country.

That was the clear message federal agents sought to send when they searched three dozen California homes Tuesday in what may have been the biggest federal crackdown yet on so-called maternity tourism.

The raids came as homeland security agents investigated three rings catering to such women, who must tell the truth about their visits on visa applications, authorities said.

Recent cases in California have catered to wealthy Chinese visitors, most likely due to the country's large population, economic boom and ]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:02:53 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting March 4, 2015]]> By Carlotta Olson - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-cooking-classes-and-events-starting-march-4-2015/article/1547306?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-cooking-classes-and-events-starting-march-4-2015/article/1547306?custom_click=rss WHAT'S COOKING

CLASSES

ONGOING

The Cañon City Queen Anne Tea House - 813 Macon Ave., Cañon City. Registration: 275-5354. - Quick Breads, 2 p.m. March 14, $30.

Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Registration: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. - Irish Cuisine, 2-4 p.m. Monday, $10, plus $10 for supplies.

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension - 701 Court Street, Suite C, Pueblo; 719-583-6566. - Food Safety Training for Colorado Cottage Food Producers, 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, $20. Registration required by Thursday.

The French Kitchen - 2515 Oak Hills Drive. Call for cost. Registration: 694-4016, tfkcc.com. - Share a Meal, 9 a.m.-noon Friday. - Appetizers, 9

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]]> WHAT'S COOKING

CLASSES

ONGOING

The Cañon City Queen Anne Tea House - 813 Macon Ave., Cañon City. Registration: 275-5354. - Quick Breads, 2 p.m. March 14, $30.

Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Registration: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. - Irish Cuisine, 2-4 p.m. Monday, $10, plus $10 for supplies.

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension - 701 Court Street, Suite C, Pueblo; 719-583-6566. - Food Safety Training for Colorado Cottage Food Producers, 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, $20. Registration required by Thursday.

The French Kitchen - 2515 Oak Hills Drive. Call for cost. Registration: 694-4016, tfkcc.com. - Share a Meal, 9 a.m.-noon Friday. - Appetizers, 9]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:20:33 -0700 <![CDATA[A delicious lemon-pepper pork that should have been chicken]]> By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press - http://gazette.com/a-delicious-lemon-pepper-pork-that-should-have-been-chicken/article/1547303?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-delicious-lemon-pepper-pork-that-should-have-been-chicken/article/1547303?custom_click=rss

This is the pork tenderloin that was supposed to be a chicken. But it ended up being one of those delicious mistakes I was so glad I made.

I was aiming for a roasted whole chicken that was rubbed under and over the skin with a potent blend of coarse black pepper, kosher salt, dried thyme, garlic powder and lemon zest. Then I'd drizzle it with oil and pop it in the oven. When it came out, I was planning to squeeze the lemon juice over the crisp skin. I already could smell it.

That was the problem. I pulled the chicken from the refrigerator and started to unwrap it. The smell hit me hard. The chicken was spoiled.

But I did have a bowl full of lemon-pepper seasoning. To make the best of it, I grabbed the only other fresh

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]]> This is the pork tenderloin that was supposed to be a chicken. But it ended up being one of those delicious mistakes I was so glad I made.

I was aiming for a roasted whole chicken that was rubbed under and over the skin with a potent blend of coarse black pepper, kosher salt, dried thyme, garlic powder and lemon zest. Then I'd drizzle it with oil and pop it in the oven. When it came out, I was planning to squeeze the lemon juice over the crisp skin. I already could smell it.

That was the problem. I pulled the chicken from the refrigerator and started to unwrap it. The smell hit me hard. The chicken was spoiled.

But I did have a bowl full of lemon-pepper seasoning. To make the best of it, I grabbed the only other fresh]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:20:23 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for March 4, 2015]]> By carlotta Olson - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-to-do-today-calendar-for-march-4-2015/article/1547302?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-to-do-today-calendar-for-march-4-2015/article/1547302?custom_click=rss Events

"Oliver Twist" - 2:30 p.m., The Simpich Showcase Marionette Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., $12-$14; simpich.com.

American Girl Book Club - For girls ages 7-11, 4 p.m., High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road, Falcon. Registration: ppld.org.

RXP'S Spring Fling - Featuring Kongos, with Sir Sly, Colony House, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $23-$25; 227-7625, blacksheeprocks.com. On TV

"CSI: Cyber," 9 p.m., CBS: Has the procedural franchise found its ultimate destination online? Unless team members are miniaturized and injected into people's bodies to hunt down viruses ("CSI: Microbe"?) I'm guessing yes.

TRIBUNE NEWS sERVICE

Birthdays

Singer Chris Rea is 64. Actress

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"Oliver Twist" - 2:30 p.m., The Simpich Showcase Marionette Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave., $12-$14; simpich.com.

American Girl Book Club - For girls ages 7-11, 4 p.m., High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road, Falcon. Registration: ppld.org.

RXP'S Spring Fling - Featuring Kongos, with Sir Sly, Colony House, 7 p.m., The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $23-$25; 227-7625, blacksheeprocks.com. On TV

"CSI: Cyber," 9 p.m., CBS: Has the procedural franchise found its ultimate destination online? Unless team members are miniaturized and injected into people's bodies to hunt down viruses ("CSI: Microbe"?) I'm guessing yes.

TRIBUNE NEWS sERVICE

Birthdays

Singer Chris Rea is 64. Actress]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:20:22 -0700 <![CDATA[Winter begs for stew. Try a simple and speedy veggie tagine]]> By AARTI SEQUEIRA The Associated Press - http://gazette.com/winter-begs-for-stew.-try-a-simple-and-speedy-veggie-tagine/article/1547301?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/winter-begs-for-stew.-try-a-simple-and-speedy-veggie-tagine/article/1547301?custom_click=rss

A pot of hearty stew is a gift in so many ways during the chilly days of winter.

Simmering on the stove, it warms the kitchen (especially if you fire up the oven and bake a pan of cornbread to serve with it). Its aroma lifts the spirits, reminding anyone who walks through the door that they are finally home.

Given that it's made in a huge pot, it's an antidote to loneliness. It begs to be shared with your neighbors!

One of my favorite stews is a tagine (pronounced tah-JEEN). North African in origin, the dish gets its name from the unmistakable pot in which it traditionally is prepared. The vessel consists of a wide, shallow cooking pot (usually not more than a couple of inches deep) and a tall conical cover.

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]]> A pot of hearty stew is a gift in so many ways during the chilly days of winter.

Simmering on the stove, it warms the kitchen (especially if you fire up the oven and bake a pan of cornbread to serve with it). Its aroma lifts the spirits, reminding anyone who walks through the door that they are finally home.

Given that it's made in a huge pot, it's an antidote to loneliness. It begs to be shared with your neighbors!

One of my favorite stews is a tagine (pronounced tah-JEEN). North African in origin, the dish gets its name from the unmistakable pot in which it traditionally is prepared. The vessel consists of a wide, shallow cooking pot (usually not more than a couple of inches deep) and a tall conical cover.]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:20:14 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs chef finds mission work a blessing in his life career]]> By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-finds-mission-work-a-blessing-in-his-life-career/article/1547300?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-finds-mission-work-a-blessing-in-his-life-career/article/1547300?custom_click=rss

At 30, Tyler Peoples is quite possibly the youngest Colorado Springs chef to be named Chef of the Year by the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Culinary Federation.

"I have known chef Tyler for a few years and over that time have been very impressed with his creativity and dedication to his craft," said Peter Aiello, the chapter's president and chef and beverage director at Doubletree by Hilton.

Peoples, the catering manager at Springs Rescue Mission, didn't set out to be a chef. He simply thought working in restaurant kitchens was a means to a different end.

"When I was in high school, I wanted to be an artist," he said. "I like to draw and paint, and I needed to get a job to afford supplies.

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]]> At 30, Tyler Peoples is quite possibly the youngest Colorado Springs chef to be named Chef of the Year by the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Culinary Federation.

"I have known chef Tyler for a few years and over that time have been very impressed with his creativity and dedication to his craft," said Peter Aiello, the chapter's president and chef and beverage director at Doubletree by Hilton.

Peoples, the catering manager at Springs Rescue Mission, didn't set out to be a chef. He simply thought working in restaurant kitchens was a means to a different end.

"When I was in high school, I wanted to be an artist," he said. "I like to draw and paint, and I needed to get a job to afford supplies.]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:20:09 -0700 <![CDATA[Want a dinner with easy flavor? Grab a pint of heavy cream]]> By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press - http://gazette.com/want-a-dinner-with-easy-flavor-grab-a-pint-of-heavy-cream/article/1547299?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/want-a-dinner-with-easy-flavor-grab-a-pint-of-heavy-cream/article/1547299?custom_click=rss

Sure, we're all trying to lose those pesky 10 or 15 or whatever pounds, but that's no reason to not keep a pint of heavy cream in the refrigerator.

Truth is, a little fat like that can go a long way to turning a basic dish into one that is exceedingly comforting. Steak, for example, is improved dramatically with a cream-based pan sauce. Pureed vegetable soups taste like indulgences with a bit of cream. And don't get me started about what it does for mashed potatoes and baked sweet potatoes.

And none of these recipes requires a ton of cream, so you won't necessarily bust your diet. Think of it as a seasoning or accent flavor, something to tie everything together.

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]]> Sure, we're all trying to lose those pesky 10 or 15 or whatever pounds, but that's no reason to not keep a pint of heavy cream in the refrigerator.

Truth is, a little fat like that can go a long way to turning a basic dish into one that is exceedingly comforting. Steak, for example, is improved dramatically with a cream-based pan sauce. Pureed vegetable soups taste like indulgences with a bit of cream. And don't get me started about what it does for mashed potatoes and baked sweet potatoes.

And none of these recipes requires a ton of cream, so you won't necessarily bust your diet. Think of it as a seasoning or accent flavor, something to tie everything together.]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:20:04 -0700 <![CDATA[Lone wolf following snowmobilers in Voyageurs National Park]]> http://gazette.com/lone-wolf-following-snowmobilers-in-voyageurs-national-park/article/feed/210491?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lone-wolf-following-snowmobilers-in-voyageurs-national-park/article/feed/210491?custom_click=rss INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Several miles of trail have been closed and rerouted at Voyageurs National Park due to a lone wolf that has been following snowmobilers.

Superintendent Mike Ward says the wolf has trailed or run alongside snowmobilers in three separate incidents over a 10-day period in the park's Ash River area. He says the wolf appears to be without a pack.

Park officials are trying to track the wolf and learn more about its behavior. Several segments of snowmobile trails have been closed where the wolf was spotted, about halfway between International Falls and Crane Lake.

Although the wolf hasn't attacked anyone, park officials and wolf experts say its behavior is strange because wolves usually stay

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]]> INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Several miles of trail have been closed and rerouted at Voyageurs National Park due to a lone wolf that has been following snowmobilers.

Superintendent Mike Ward says the wolf has trailed or run alongside snowmobilers in three separate incidents over a 10-day period in the park's Ash River area. He says the wolf appears to be without a pack.

Park officials are trying to track the wolf and learn more about its behavior. Several segments of snowmobile trails have been closed where the wolf was spotted, about halfway between International Falls and Crane Lake.

Although the wolf hasn't attacked anyone, park officials and wolf experts say its behavior is strange because wolves usually stay]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:45:43 -0700 <![CDATA[James scores 27 on milestone night, Cavs cruise past Celtics]]> http://gazette.com/james-scores-27-on-milestone-night-cavs-cruise-past-celtics/article/feed/210461?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/james-scores-27-on-milestone-night-cavs-cruise-past-celtics/article/feed/210461?custom_click=rss

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James doesn't usually spend a lot of time talking about personal accomplishments, but he made an exception Tuesday night.

James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA's career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics.

James, who has 24,508 career points, moved past former Miami Heat teammate Ray Allen with a layup in the third quarter.

"He's one of my best friends," James said. "He's a guy I competed against and grew up watching, and to be able to team with him the last two years when I was with Miami, I learned so much from him. To know I passed him, it's very humbling."

The Cavaliers have been one of several teams rumored to sign

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]]> CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James doesn't usually spend a lot of time talking about personal accomplishments, but he made an exception Tuesday night.

James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA's career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics.

James, who has 24,508 career points, moved past former Miami Heat teammate Ray Allen with a layup in the third quarter.

"He's one of my best friends," James said. "He's a guy I competed against and grew up watching, and to be able to team with him the last two years when I was with Miami, I learned so much from him. To know I passed him, it's very humbling."

The Cavaliers have been one of several teams rumored to sign]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:08:01 -0700 <![CDATA[Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies]]> http://gazette.com/agents-target-industry-helping-chinese-women-have-us-babies/article/feed/210281?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/agents-target-industry-helping-chinese-women-have-us-babies/article/feed/210281?custom_click=rss

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens.

The investigation of three alleged birth tourism rings may be the biggest yet by federal homeland security agents who say that, while pregnant women may travel to the United States and deliver their babies here, they cannot lie about the purpose of their trip when applying for a visa.

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]]> IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens.

The investigation of three alleged birth tourism rings may be the biggest yet by federal homeland security agents who say that, while pregnant women may travel to the United States and deliver their babies here, they cannot lie about the purpose of their trip when applying for a visa.]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:00:51 -0700 <![CDATA[Local artist pens pet cartoons for magazine]]> By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com http://gazette.com/local-artist-pens-pet-cartoons-for-magazine/article/1547277?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/local-artist-pens-pet-cartoons-for-magazine/article/1547277?custom_click=rss Leslie Thompson has been drawing since she was three years old growing up in New Hampshire. “I had a dog growing up, so I’ve combined my two loves,” she said.

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MARCH 4

An Evening of Animal Communication

6:30-9 p.m. at Celebration Metaphysical Center, 975 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite C

Featuring International Animal Communicator Anna Twinney. Through demonstrations, lectures and exercises, Anna will introduce you to the amazing world of interspecies, telepathic communication. Space is limited, reserve your spot for just $65! Call 719-634-1855 or email info@reachouttohorses.com to RSVP. Visit www.celebrationstore.com for more information.

MARCH 14

Galloping Gala

6 p.m. at the Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center, 2886 S. Circle Drive

To benefit Southern Colorado Animal Rescue DBA Black Forest Animal Sanctuary, an all animal and



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MARCH 4

An Evening of Animal Communication

6:30-9 p.m. at Celebration Metaphysical Center, 975 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite C

Featuring International Animal Communicator Anna Twinney. Through demonstrations, lectures and exercises, Anna will introduce you to the amazing world of interspecies, telepathic communication. Space is limited, reserve your spot for just $65! Call 719-634-1855 or email info@reachouttohorses.com to RSVP. Visit www.celebrationstore.com for more information.

MARCH 14

Galloping Gala

6 p.m. at the Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center, 2886 S. Circle Drive

To benefit Southern Colorado Animal Rescue DBA Black Forest Animal Sanctuary, an all animal and

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:48:33 -0700
<![CDATA[PETacular Poetry]]> http://gazette.com/petacular-poetry/article/1547272?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/petacular-poetry/article/1547272?custom_click=rss To submit your original works, please e-mail hannah.blick@gazette.com or mail to PETacular Magazine, 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:34:30 -0700
<![CDATA[Forest Services sets meetings on proposed BWCA land swap]]> http://gazette.com/forest-services-sets-meetings-on-proposed-bwca-land-swap/article/feed/210407?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/forest-services-sets-meetings-on-proposed-bwca-land-swap/article/feed/210407?custom_click=rss ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a series of open houses on a proposal to swap 30,000 acres of state-owned land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for about 39,000 acres of federal land elsewhere in the Superior National Forest.

The Forest Service says the exchange would benefit both sides because it would allow the state to acquire federal land that it could manage to generate revenue for Minnesota's public schools.

But environmental groups oppose the deal. Aaron Klemz of the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness says it would shrink the Superior National Forest by 47 square miles.

Public meetings on the plan are set for March 9 in Grand Marais, March 10 in Aurora, March 12 in Dulut

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]]> ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a series of open houses on a proposal to swap 30,000 acres of state-owned land within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for about 39,000 acres of federal land elsewhere in the Superior National Forest.

The Forest Service says the exchange would benefit both sides because it would allow the state to acquire federal land that it could manage to generate revenue for Minnesota's public schools.

But environmental groups oppose the deal. Aaron Klemz of the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness says it would shrink the Superior National Forest by 47 square miles.

Public meetings on the plan are set for March 9 in Grand Marais, March 10 in Aurora, March 12 in Dulut]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:30:53 -0700 <![CDATA[Powers Pet Emergency and Specialty team welcomes MRI technology to site]]> By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com http://gazette.com/powers-pet-emergency-and-specialty-team-welcomes-mri-technology-to-site/article/1547271?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/powers-pet-emergency-and-specialty-team-welcomes-mri-technology-to-site/article/1547271?custom_click=rss

Sponsored Feature

Powers Pet Emergency and Specialty (PPERS) is stepping up its pet-care game with the addition of a state-of-the-art veterinary MRI, making it one of only six locations that offer MRI capabilities onsite in Colorado.

An MRI – magnetic resonance imaging – scan is a detailed form of diagnostic imaging that allows a veterinarian to see inside a pet’s body. Unlike an X-ray, the MRI images are more detailed and do not use radiation. MRI scans can help veterinarians catch developing internal health issues in places like the brain and spinal cord.

“We are very excited to offer this to our patients and all of Colorado Springs,” said Dr. Lee Wilwerding, DVM, owner of PPERS, 5886 Tutt Boulevard.



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Sponsored Feature

Powers Pet Emergency and Specialty (PPERS) is stepping up its pet-care game with the addition of a state-of-the-art veterinary MRI, making it one of only six locations that offer MRI capabilities onsite in Colorado.

An MRI – magnetic resonance imaging – scan is a detailed form of diagnostic imaging that allows a veterinarian to see inside a pet’s body. Unlike an X-ray, the MRI images are more detailed and do not use radiation. MRI scans can help veterinarians catch developing internal health issues in places like the brain and spinal cord.

“We are very excited to offer this to our patients and all of Colorado Springs,” said Dr. Lee Wilwerding, DVM, owner of PPERS, 5886 Tutt Boulevard.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:23:47 -0700
<![CDATA[Walters Art Museum raises $30 million for endowment]]> http://gazette.com/walters-art-museum-raises-30-million-for-endowment/article/feed/210396?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/walters-art-museum-raises-30-million-for-endowment/article/feed/210396?custom_click=rss BALTIMORE (AP) — The Walters Art Museum has raised $30 million in its Sharing the Gift fundraising campaign.

Walters board of trustees president Ellen N. Bernard said in a news release Tuesday that the campaign was launched in 2008 and raised money for endowment and operations.

Revenue from endowment makes up a third of the museum's annual operating budget. Bernard says through contributions to the campaign, market growth and financial management, the museum increased its endowment to $118.5 million in December.

The Waters' collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art and Old Master and 19th century paintings.

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]]> BALTIMORE (AP) — The Walters Art Museum has raised $30 million in its Sharing the Gift fundraising campaign.

Walters board of trustees president Ellen N. Bernard said in a news release Tuesday that the campaign was launched in 2008 and raised money for endowment and operations.

Revenue from endowment makes up a third of the museum's annual operating budget. Bernard says through contributions to the campaign, market growth and financial management, the museum increased its endowment to $118.5 million in December.

The Waters' collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art and Old Master and 19th century paintings.]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:01:04 -0700 <![CDATA[This spring, consider adopting over shopping when it comes to rabbits]]> By Georgiana Hall, Special to PETacular http://gazette.com/this-spring-consider-adopting-over-shopping-when-it-comes-to-rabbits/article/1547269?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/this-spring-consider-adopting-over-shopping-when-it-comes-to-rabbits/article/1547269?custom_click=rss Two weeks ago, a good friend of mine passed away. He had long, silky, black fur and big eyes that reminded me of shiny licorice jelly beans. He was a rabbit named Pepper that I had found running around my neighborhood on a particularly rainy morning.

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<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Heart Ball: Gatsby goes Western]]> By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/around-town-heart-ball-gatsby-goes-western/article/1547266?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-heart-ball-gatsby-goes-western/article/1547266?custom_click=rss

It was a "Howdy, m'am" and "Hey there, cowboy" black-tie kind of night.

No oxymoron this.

The 32nd annual Heart Ball, traditionally a formal affair, drew 340 people to a Black Tie & Boots Gala Feb. 28 at the Broadmoor International Center, raising $240,000 for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Some of the fashionable gents wore dress cowboy boots with their tuxedoes while some of the women happily opted for custom boots beneath their long gowns instead of kill-your-feet-by-evening's -end stilettos.

The Western theme was throughout. Greeting arrivals on the blustery night were the Girl of the West Rachael Braaten and her Aide Allison Mitchell representing this summer's 75th anniversary



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It was a "Howdy, m'am" and "Hey there, cowboy" black-tie kind of night.

No oxymoron this.

The 32nd annual Heart Ball, traditionally a formal affair, drew 340 people to a Black Tie & Boots Gala Feb. 28 at the Broadmoor International Center, raising $240,000 for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Some of the fashionable gents wore dress cowboy boots with their tuxedoes while some of the women happily opted for custom boots beneath their long gowns instead of kill-your-feet-by-evening's -end stilettos.

The Western theme was throughout. Greeting arrivals on the blustery night were the Girl of the West Rachael Braaten and her Aide Allison Mitchell representing this summer's 75th anniversary

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:25:01 -0700
<![CDATA[Books here, there, everywhere: Area children, educators and service men and women celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/books-here-there-everywhere-area-children-educators-and-service-men-and-women-celebrate-dr.-seusss-birthday/article/1547245?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/books-here-there-everywhere-area-children-educators-and-service-men-and-women-celebrate-dr.-seusss-birthday/article/1547245?custom_click=rss

Monday was National Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day.

Dr. Seuss characters were greeted enthusiastically by young readers across the country, including at many area schools like Mountain Vista Community School (see photo).

Even service men and women got invovled (see video). Oh, The Places You'll Go.



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Monday was National Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day.

Dr. Seuss characters were greeted enthusiastically by young readers across the country, including at many area schools like Mountain Vista Community School (see photo).

Even service men and women got invovled (see video). Oh, The Places You'll Go.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:43:40 -0700
<![CDATA[Teachers charged with giving cocaine to students during trip]]> http://gazette.com/teachers-charged-with-giving-cocaine-to-students-during-trip/article/feed/210254?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/teachers-charged-with-giving-cocaine-to-students-during-trip/article/feed/210254?custom_click=rss SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two teachers have been charged with having sex with students and providing alcohol and cocaine to them during an overnight beach camping trip in Southern California.

Thirty-eight-year-old Melody Lippert and 30-year-old Michelle Ghirelli are each charged with unlawful sexual intercourse and giving a controlled substance to a minor — both felony counts. The Orange County district attorney's office said Monday that Ghirelli is also charged with oral copulation of a minor.

Authorities say Lippert and Ghirelli allegedly gave alcohol and cocaine to students from West Covina's South Hills High School at San Clemente State Beach last year.

Ghirelli's attorney tells the Los Angeles Times she will ple

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]]> SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two teachers have been charged with having sex with students and providing alcohol and cocaine to them during an overnight beach camping trip in Southern California.

Thirty-eight-year-old Melody Lippert and 30-year-old Michelle Ghirelli are each charged with unlawful sexual intercourse and giving a controlled substance to a minor — both felony counts. The Orange County district attorney's office said Monday that Ghirelli is also charged with oral copulation of a minor.

Authorities say Lippert and Ghirelli allegedly gave alcohol and cocaine to students from West Covina's South Hills High School at San Clemente State Beach last year.

Ghirelli's attorney tells the Los Angeles Times she will ple]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:32:24 -0700 <![CDATA[Serenity Now: Apalachicola offers flavors of Florida's past]]> http://gazette.com/serenity-now-apalachicola-offers-flavors-of-floridas-past/article/feed/210229?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/serenity-now-apalachicola-offers-flavors-of-floridas-past/article/feed/210229?custom_click=rss

APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) —  Tiny Apalachicola is often overlooked by Florida visitors lured by the state's bigger tourist draws such as Disney World, South Beach and Key West.

Getting here isn't as easy as getting to the tourist hotspots. The closest commercial airports are a two-hour drive north to Tallahassee or a two-hour drive west to Panama City Beach. But the extra travel is worth the effort for anyone wanting to experience Florida as it was before all the highways, high-rises and high-end development.

The sparsely developed coastal stretch east from Panama City through Florida's Big Bend is also known as The Forgotten Coast.

The area is dotted with old Southern homes featuring wide front porches and yards fille

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Getting here isn't as easy as getting to the tourist hotspots. The closest commercial airports are a two-hour drive north to Tallahassee or a two-hour drive west to Panama City Beach. But the extra travel is worth the effort for anyone wanting to experience Florida as it was before all the highways, high-rises and high-end development.

The sparsely developed coastal stretch east from Panama City through Florida's Big Bend is also known as The Forgotten Coast.

The area is dotted with old Southern homes featuring wide front porches and yards fille]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:32:11 -0700 <![CDATA[US first lady plans mid-March visit to Japan, Cambodia]]> http://gazette.com/us-first-lady-plans-mid-march-visit-to-japan-cambodia/article/feed/210220?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-first-lady-plans-mid-march-visit-to-japan-cambodia/article/feed/210220?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-March visit to U.S. ally Japan, and to Cambodia, a place where the government's record on human rights gave her husband pause during a reluctant visit a few years ago.

She will visit Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, from March 18-20 and Siem Reap in northwestern Cambodia from March 21-22, the White House said Tuesday.

Cambodia is an interesting choice for the first lady, who is making the trip on her own.

President Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to visit Cambodia in late 2012 after his re-election. White House officials insisted at the time that Obama was only going because Cambodia was the host for two annual regional sum

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]]> WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-March visit to U.S. ally Japan, and to Cambodia, a place where the government's record on human rights gave her husband pause during a reluctant visit a few years ago.

She will visit Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, from March 18-20 and Siem Reap in northwestern Cambodia from March 21-22, the White House said Tuesday.

Cambodia is an interesting choice for the first lady, who is making the trip on her own.

President Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to visit Cambodia in late 2012 after his re-election. White House officials insisted at the time that Obama was only going because Cambodia was the host for two annual regional sum]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:16:18 -0700 <![CDATA[Guide offers tips, resources to avoid senior hospitalizations]]> BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/guide-offers-tips-resources-to-avoid-senior-hospitalizations/article/1547232?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/guide-offers-tips-resources-to-avoid-senior-hospitalizations/article/1547232?custom_click=rss

Family members can play a pivotal role in maintaining the health and independence of senior loved ones by taking steps ahead of time to recognize and address major risk factors in the aging adult's home or lifestyle.

Forty-seven percent of aging adults have put their health at risk by delaying medical attention, and nearly 50 percent of senior hospitalizations are preventable, according to a survey of geriatric nurses by Home Instead Senior Care, whose franchises provide home care, support and companionship services for older adults living independently.



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Family members can play a pivotal role in maintaining the health and independence of senior loved ones by taking steps ahead of time to recognize and address major risk factors in the aging adult's home or lifestyle.

Forty-seven percent of aging adults have put their health at risk by delaying medical attention, and nearly 50 percent of senior hospitalizations are preventable, according to a survey of geriatric nurses by Home Instead Senior Care, whose franchises provide home care, support and companionship services for older adults living independently.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:44:47 -0700
<![CDATA[Ruining the athlete: Parents, coaches err by forcing children into just one sports]]> By Milo F. Bryant Special to The Gazette - http://gazette.com/ruining-the-athlete-parents-coaches-err-by-forcing-children-into-just-one-sports/article/1547228?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ruining-the-athlete-parents-coaches-err-by-forcing-children-into-just-one-sports/article/1547228?custom_click=rss

Soapbox in place. Stepping onto it.

We should be ashamed of ourselves.

Early specialization among our young sports enthusiasts is bordering on an epidemic. Call it the systematic killing of the great athlete. And we are the culprits.

"We" refers to the adults among us who force children to play one sport, forsaking all others; guilt, coerce or pressure other adults to continue their children in season after season of participation in order to keep the athlete in an organization's developmental pipeline; spend inordinate amounts of money on children's sports programs and expect a financial return on the investment.

Systematic and institutional death. Cue the organ.



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Soapbox in place. Stepping onto it.

We should be ashamed of ourselves.

Early specialization among our young sports enthusiasts is bordering on an epidemic. Call it the systematic killing of the great athlete. And we are the culprits.

"We" refers to the adults among us who force children to play one sport, forsaking all others; guilt, coerce or pressure other adults to continue their children in season after season of participation in order to keep the athlete in an organization's developmental pipeline; spend inordinate amounts of money on children's sports programs and expect a financial return on the investment.

Systematic and institutional death. Cue the organ.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:40:26 -0700
<![CDATA[Greece poised for recession as uncertainty takes its toll]]> http://gazette.com/greece-poised-for-recession-as-uncertainty-takes-its-toll/article/feed/210201?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/greece-poised-for-recession-as-uncertainty-takes-its-toll/article/feed/210201?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — Barely a year after emerging from a savage recession comparable in its intensity to the Great Depression in the U.S., Greece's economy is shrinking again.

The uncertainty generated by January's general election and the drama over extending Greece's financial lifeline is helping to push the economy back toward recession despite encouraging signs from the tourism sector, the country's biggest money earner.

The uncertainty, which started toward the end of 2014 when early elections were called, has damaged confidence among investors, consumers and business owners.

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]]> LONDON (AP) — Barely a year after emerging from a savage recession comparable in its intensity to the Great Depression in the U.S., Greece's economy is shrinking again.

The uncertainty generated by January's general election and the drama over extending Greece's financial lifeline is helping to push the economy back toward recession despite encouraging signs from the tourism sector, the country's biggest money earner.

The uncertainty, which started toward the end of 2014 when early elections were called, has damaged confidence among investors, consumers and business owners.]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:31:02 -0700 <![CDATA[Affordable ways to enjoy Maui, from beaches to scenic drives]]> http://gazette.com/affordable-ways-to-enjoy-maui-from-beaches-to-scenic-drives/article/feed/210196?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/affordable-ways-to-enjoy-maui-from-beaches-to-scenic-drives/article/feed/210196?custom_click=rss

KAANAPALI, Hawaii (AP) — The perception of Maui as a destination for the rich is only partially true.

Flights and hotels can be pricey. The only down season is for about two weeks at the start of December. But the island has many affordable options for food, lodging and entertainment, and some attractions — the beach, beautiful drives — are free.

"There's such natural resources around that it's easy to enjoy yourself without spending a lot of money," said Keli'i Brown of the Maui Visitor's Bureau. "There are lots of opportunities, a lot of ways to save."

Here are a few ways to take an affordable trip to Maui.

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BEACHES

Maui is known for its world-class beaches.

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]]> KAANAPALI, Hawaii (AP) — The perception of Maui as a destination for the rich is only partially true.

Flights and hotels can be pricey. The only down season is for about two weeks at the start of December. But the island has many affordable options for food, lodging and entertainment, and some attractions — the beach, beautiful drives — are free.

"There's such natural resources around that it's easy to enjoy yourself without spending a lot of money," said Keli'i Brown of the Maui Visitor's Bureau. "There are lots of opportunities, a lot of ways to save."

Here are a few ways to take an affordable trip to Maui.

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BEACHES

Maui is known for its world-class beaches.]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:16:28 -0700 <![CDATA[Long and winding road: Driving Maui's famed highway to Hana]]> http://gazette.com/long-and-winding-road-driving-mauis-famed-highway-to-hana/article/feed/210189?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/long-and-winding-road-driving-mauis-famed-highway-to-hana/article/feed/210189?custom_click=rss

HANA, Hawaii (AP) — When we moved to Hawaii 10 years ago, my wife Yukako and I set out to drive the road to Hana on the eastern shores of Maui. Highway 360 was known for gorgeous scenery as well as for hairpin switchbacks and a bumpy road.

But Yukako turned several shades of green after a few too many curves. The drive abruptly came to a halt with a crescendo of screams demanding I pull over. Luckily, no lunch was lost and a dose of Dramamine helped. We eventually made it to Hana, averting a possible paradise lost, and enjoyed our visit.

When I asked Yukako to repeat the trip a decade later, she gamely agreed. We took a few days off, flew to Maui, and planned to attack the road at dawn the next day.

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But Yukako turned several shades of green after a few too many curves. The drive abruptly came to a halt with a crescendo of screams demanding I pull over. Luckily, no lunch was lost and a dose of Dramamine helped. We eventually made it to Hana, averting a possible paradise lost, and enjoyed our visit.

When I asked Yukako to repeat the trip a decade later, she gamely agreed. We took a few days off, flew to Maui, and planned to attack the road at dawn the next day.]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:01:38 -0700