<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:26:37 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[How shutdown affects key parts of federal government]]> http://gazette.com/how-shutdown-affects-key-parts-of-federal-government/article/feed/531355?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/how-shutdown-affects-key-parts-of-federal-government/article/feed/531355?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how long they'll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown.

Many government operations will continue — U.S. troops will stay at their posts and mail will get delivered. But almost half the 2 million civilian federal workers will be barred from doing their jobs if the shutdown extends into Monday.

The longer the shutdown continues, the more likely its impact will be felt. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Republicans and Democrats share the blame.

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]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:42:02 -0700 <![CDATA[Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential]]> http://gazette.com/shutdown-divides-services-into-essential-and-non-essential/article/feed/531356?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shutdown-divides-services-into-essential-and-non-essential/article/feed/531356?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Closed attractions like the Statue of Liberty and suspended services such as the American Forces Network are examples of victims of the government shutdown.

Federal services fall into two categories during a shutdown, essential and non-essential. Essential services such as the mail and Social Security checks continue. Non-essential services like processing of new veterans benefits claims are suspended until funding is restored.

The air traffic control system stays up and running, as do the FBI, Customs and Border Protection and veterans hospitals. Active-duty troops will stay at their posts during a shutdown. But those serving abroad and expecting the American Forces Network to broadcast radio and televisi

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]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:39:03 -0700 <![CDATA[Progressive pastor now leading one of Colorado Springs' oldest churches]]> http://gazette.com/progressive-pastor-now-leading-one-of-colorado-springs-oldest-churches/article/1619288?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/progressive-pastor-now-leading-one-of-colorado-springs-oldest-churches/article/1619288?custom_click=rss

She sports a nose ring and tattoos. She preaches about "courageous doubt." One year ago today, she led a group of Ohio women in the Women's March on Washington, D.C.

Now the Rev. Heather Lee Haginduff is lead minister at First Congregational Church, which has been meeting at its downtown location since 1874, longer than any other local church.

Congregationalists have played significant roles in America since the 1600s, founding educational institutions such as Harvard and Yale. Here in the Springs, traditionalists founded a church and Colorado College.

Congregationalists have been at the forefront of progressive Christianity in America for years. They were first to ordain African-Americans and women.

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:19:43 -0700
<![CDATA[Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not]]> http://gazette.com/geysers-yes-ellis-island-no-some-us-parks-open-some-not/article/feed/531104?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/geysers-yes-ellis-island-no-some-us-parks-open-some-not/article/feed/531104?custom_click=rss

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown.

But across the country in New York, the nation's most famous monuments to immigration — the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island — were closed.

The Interior Department had vowed to keep open as many parks, monuments and public lands as possible during the shutdown, which began at midnight Friday on the East Coast.

By mid-day Saturday, the pattern was spotty, and some visitors were frustrated.

"My initial reaction is, they really kind of screwed up our day.

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]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:35:25 -0700 <![CDATA[The Latest: GOP says Trump trying to cushion shutdown impact]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-gop-says-trump-trying-to-cushion-shutdown-impact/article/feed/531114?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-gop-says-trump-trying-to-cushion-shutdown-impact/article/feed/531114?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on how the government shutdown is affecting national parks (all times local):

6:25 p.m.

A Republican senator from Montana says the Trump administration is trying to minimize the effects of the government shutdown by keeping at least some national parks open, but former President Barack Obama tried to make shutdowns painful for the American people.

Sen. Steve Daines said Saturday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a former Montana congressman, wants to keep Montana's Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park open.

Most of Yellowstone is in Wyoming but three of the five entrances are in Montana.

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]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:53:07 -0700 <![CDATA[Glimpses: Inside Green Mountain Falls shop, nothing fades]]> http://gazette.com/glimpses-inside-green-mountain-falls-shop-nothing-fades/article/1619408?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/glimpses-inside-green-mountain-falls-shop-nothing-fades/article/1619408?custom_click=rss

The dream was California.

Alongside a friend who played jazz guitar better than anyone he knew back at Boston's Berklee College of Music, Mike Urban was to grace the coast with his saxophone.

"Didn't work out that way," he says.

Heading west 39 years ago, he broke down in Colorado Springs and, at 24, felt forced to settle and find work. The great guitarist went on to wash dishes.

As for Urban, he's at Mike's Urban Electronics in Green Mountain Falls, where he lives with Tawny the cat. He wears a collared shirt too big for his skinny frame, slacks held by suspenders and shoes that show the toes of his blue socks. He runs grease-stained fingers through his beard. He smokes a Camel or two every hour as the vintage

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:32:06 -0700
<![CDATA[The Latest: Cavern closed at Carlsbad Cavern National Parks]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-cavern-closed-at-carlsbad-cavern-national-parks/article/feed/531193?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-cavern-closed-at-carlsbad-cavern-national-parks/article/feed/531193?custom_click=rss LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the New Mexico impact of the federal government's partial shutdown (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

You can still visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico during the federal government's partial shutdown but don't expect to go underground to see the namesake cavern itself.

Park officials say all park roads and trails remain open but that the cavern and the park's visitor center are closed to visitors.

Carlsbad Cavern has a huge underground chamber called the Big Room with ceiling formations called stalactites.

The entire park has more than 100 caves formed when sulfuric acid dissolved limestone.

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]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:52:20 -0700 <![CDATA[In Taiwan, life imitates art imitates food]]> http://gazette.com/in-taiwan-life-imitates-art-imitates-food/article/1619411?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/in-taiwan-life-imitates-art-imitates-food/article/1619411?custom_click=rss

Taipei, TAIWAN - I like to imagine the conversation behind the most famous work of art on permanent display at the National Palace Museum:

"What's for lunch?"

"Dongpo pork."

"That's my favorite!"

"Great. You can have some when you're done with your sculpture . "

Fashioned sometime during China's Qing dynasty (1644-1912), the Meat-shaped Stone is a fist-sized chunk of jasper carved and dyed to look - you guessed it - like a serving of fat-capped pork belly freshly braised in soy sauce (a dish, incidentally, invented by celebrated 11th-century Chinese poet Su Dongpo). If your stomach doesn't rumble seeing it in the flesh, you're either a vegetarian or you just ate, which is entirely possible if your time in

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:14:30 -0700
<![CDATA[Best-selling Manitou Springs author recounts mission in Afghanistan]]> http://gazette.com/best-selling-manitou-springs-author-recounts-mission-in-afghanistan/article/1619410?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/best-selling-manitou-springs-author-recounts-mission-in-afghanistan/article/1619410?custom_click=rss

The devastation of 9/11 inspired an influx of U.S. military recruits.

Staff Sgt. Michael Golembesky was one of them.

The now 41-year-old from Levittown, Pa., had moved to Manitou Springs in 1997 for a fresh start. He was driving a truck for Sinton Dairy when the towers were hit, sparking his speedy enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps. He joined a whole generation of older recruits galvanized by the attack.

"I knew it was going to be one of those pivotal events in history," he said, "something that shaped the course of the nation. Like a lot of other people, we gave up our normal lives to go be part of something bigger than ourselves. No matter how big of a part I played or how small, I just wanted to make sure I was a

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:37:53 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area literary events starting Jan. 21, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-literary-events-starting-jan.-21-2018/article/1619412?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-literary-events-starting-jan.-21-2018/article/1619412?custom_click=rss Readings, book signing and other literary events in and around Colorado Springs.

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:09:46 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting Jan. 21, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-nonprofit-community-events-starting-jan.-21-2018/article/1619409?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-nonprofit-community-events-starting-jan.-21-2018/article/1619409?custom_click=rss Upcoming nonprofit community events in and around Colorado Springs.

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:06:36 -0700
<![CDATA[French airport activists start unblocking road]]> http://gazette.com/french-airport-activists-start-unblocking-road/article/feed/531095?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/french-airport-activists-start-unblocking-road/article/feed/531095?custom_click=rss PARIS (AP) — French activists say they are have started to unblock a road they used to occupy, in a move that eases tensions three days after the government abandoned plans to build a new airport in the west.

Anarchists, farmers and environmental activists said in a statement Saturday that they want to make the road a "shared" space with drivers.

They warned the French government against potential "expulsions" of people living in the makeshift settlement they built in a vast area around Notre-Dame-des-Landes, outside Nantes, to resist plans for the airport.

Activists previously said they hoped to transform the occupied land into "a space of social, environmental and agricultural experimentation.

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]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:04:27 -0700 <![CDATA[Big towers to rise near historic Jamestown: $90M in payouts]]> http://gazette.com/big-towers-to-rise-near-historic-jamestown-90m-in-payouts/article/feed/531070?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/big-towers-to-rise-near-historic-jamestown-90m-in-payouts/article/feed/531070?custom_click=rss

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A big change is looming on the horizon near Jamestown Island, site of Britain's first permanent settlement in North America: 17 transmission towers — four nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty — are set to rise to help meet Virginia's growing energy appetite.

But not everyone is electrified by the prospect, never mind the $90 million the utility is spreading around to blunt the impact on this tourist region steeped in early American history.

The project calls for stringing power lines across the muddy James River, an undertaking the utility says is vital to maintaining the region's power supply as aging coal-fired plants are mothballed. Richmond-based Dominion Energy already has begun the federally

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]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:14:21 -0700 <![CDATA[British Airways pilot, allegedly drunk, taken off plane]]> http://gazette.com/british-airways-pilot-allegedly-drunk-taken-off-plane/article/feed/531075?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/british-airways-pilot-allegedly-drunk-taken-off-plane/article/feed/531075?custom_click=rss LONDON (AP) — A British Airways pilot has been removed from the cockpit of a flight amid fears he was drunk.

The Sun newspaper reported Saturday that police "rushed on the plane and headed straight for the cockpit. The first officer was cuffed and led away." The newspaper says worried airline workers alerted police before the flight left for Mauritius.

Sussex police say a 49-year-old man from west London has been arrested "on suspicion of performing an aviation function when the level of alcohol was over the proscribed limit."

The flight departed several hours late from Gatwick on Thursday after another crew member joined the flight.

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]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:05:41 -0700 <![CDATA[US flu season gets worse, has ‘lot more steam’ than expected]]> http://gazette.com/us-flu-season-gets-worse-has-lot-more-steam-than-expected/article/1619369?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/us-flu-season-gets-worse-has-lot-more-steam-than-expected/article/1619369?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK— The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse.

Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense.

“This is a season that has a lot more steam than we thought,” said Dr. Dan Jernigan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

One measure of the season is how many doctor or hospital visits are because of a high fever, cough and other flu symptoms. Thirty-two states reported high patient traffic last week, up from 26 the previous week. Overall, it was the busiest week for flu symptoms in nine years.

Hawaii is the only state

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:46:42 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, Jan. 21]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-sunday-jan.-21/article/1619306?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-sunday-jan.-21/article/1619306?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at what's going on Sunday in the Colorado Springs area:



Through Jan. 27: Holiday Model Train Exhibit — Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., $5-$9; wmmi.org.



Jan. 18-21: Ice Festival — Presentations by climbers, music, food and more, Ouray; ourayicepark.com/ouray-ice-festival.

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Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:19:39 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, Jan. 20]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-saturday-jan.-20/article/1619241?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-saturday-jan.-20/article/1619241?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at what's going on Saturday in the Colorado Springs area:



Through Jan. 27: Holiday Model Train Exhibit — Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., $5-$9; wmmi.org.



Jan. 18-21: Ice Festival — Presentations by climbers, music, food and more, Ouray; ourayicepark.com/ouray-ice-festival.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:04:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, January 22]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-monday-january-22/article/1619373?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-monday-january-22/article/1619373?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at what's going on Monday in the Colorado Springs area:



Through Jan. 27: Holiday Model Train Exhibit — Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., $5-$9; wmmi.org.



Through Jan. 28: “Fermata” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Mary Miller Theater, Lafayette, $10-$16; tclstage.org.
Through Feb. 11: Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” — PACE Center, Parker, $24-$29; parkerarts.org.

Through Feb. 14: “Beauty and the Beast” —

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:12:50 -0700
<![CDATA[Rocky Mountain Park roads to stay open if government closes]]> http://gazette.com/rocky-mountain-park-roads-to-stay-open-if-government-closes/article/feed/530970?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rocky-mountain-park-roads-to-stay-open-if-government-closes/article/feed/530970?custom_click=rss ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Rocky Mountain National Park officials say park roads will remain open if the federal government shuts down but visitor centers would be closed and entrance stations would not be staffed.

Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said Friday rangers would continue patrolling the roads but the park would have only limited staff available to respond to emergencies.

She says crews would not plow the roads if more snow falls.

It was unclear whether Moraine Park Campground, which is normally open in the winter, would be available for campers.

Patterson says most restrooms won't be operating.

The park was the fourth most-popular in the national park system in 2016, with 4.5 milli

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]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:53:02 -0700 <![CDATA[Winter is here: "Game of Thrones" ice hotel opens in Finland]]> http://gazette.com/winter-is-here-game-of-thrones-ice-hotel-opens-in-finland/article/feed/530815?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/winter-is-here-game-of-thrones-ice-hotel-opens-in-finland/article/feed/530815?custom_click=rss

HELSINKI (AP) — A "Game of Thrones"-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a local hotel chain and the U.S. producers of the hit TV series.

Lapland Hotels said Friday they chose "Game of Thrones" to be the theme for this season's Snow Village, an annual ice-and-snow construction project covering 20,000 square meters (24,000 sq. yards) in Kittila, 150 kilometers (93 miles) above the Arctic Circle.

Snow Village operations manager Janne Pasma told Finnish national broadcaster YLE that he was a huge fan of the series and it was "a dream come true" that HBO Nordic agreed to go along with his team's initiative.

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]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:23:52 -0700 <![CDATA[The Latest: Uber supports toll if it benefits mass transit]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-uber-supports-toll-if-it-benefits-mass-transit/article/feed/530908?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-uber-supports-toll-if-it-benefits-mass-transit/article/feed/530908?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to charge motorists out $11.52 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Uber says it supports congestion pricing in the heart of New York City if it's applied to all vehicles and the revenue goes to mass transit.

Motorists would have to shell out $11.52 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan under a proposal commissioned by the Democratic governor to ease congestion. Trucks would pay $25.34. Taxi cabs and Uber rides would be charged between $2 and $5 per ride.

The proposal is likely to face stiff opposition from many commuters, businesses and lawmakers.

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]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:16:53 -0700 <![CDATA[Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board]]> http://gazette.com/good-dog-bad-dog-...-delta-wants-to-know-before-you-board/article/feed/530801?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/good-dog-bad-dog-...-delta-wants-to-know-before-you-board/article/feed/530801?custom_click=rss

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself.

The airline says complaints about animals biting or urinating or defecating on planes have nearly doubled since 2016.

Starting March 1, Delta will require owners to show proof of their animal's health or vaccinations at least 48 hours before a flight.

Owners of psychiatric service animals and of those used for emotional support will need to sign a statement vouching that their animal can behave. But owners will be on the honor system — they won't have to show, for example, that their dog graduat

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]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:49:53 -0700 <![CDATA[Unseasonable warmth creates hazards in rugged rural Alaska]]> http://gazette.com/unseasonable-warmth-creates-hazards-in-rugged-rural-alaska/article/feed/530748?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/unseasonable-warmth-creates-hazards-in-rugged-rural-alaska/article/feed/530748?custom_click=rss

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation's largest — and usually coldest — state.

Months of higher-than-normal temperatures in areas of rural Alaska have opened dangerous gaps in frozen rivers that residents use to travel from village to village and to hunting grounds since there are no roads.

One troublesome ice highway is the half-mile-wide (0.8-kilometer-wide) Kuskokwim River, where a man died New Year's Eve after he and five family members — traveling on a snowmobile and sled — fell into a gaping hole. The others survived.

Search and rescue teams in the southwest Alaska commercial hub of Bethel have been marking holes on the Kuskokwim, but there were so many, they ran o

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]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:56:22 -0700 <![CDATA[Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns]]> http://gazette.com/trumps-vulgar-africa-comment-morphs-into-tourism-campaigns/article/feed/530772?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trumps-vulgar-africa-comment-morphs-into-tourism-campaigns/article/feed/530772?custom_click=rss

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — First, there was outrage in Africa at President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent. Now some governments and tourism operators are humorously exploiting it to promote Africa's many attractions.

Trump referred to African nations as "shithole countries" last week during a meeting in Washington, according to several participants. The president denied using that language.

The Gondwana Collection, a private tourism operator in Namibia, has released a video featuring the southern African nation's wildlife and natural beauty. A narrator mimicking Trump's voice and repeating his remark invites people to visit "Africa's No. 1" such country.

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]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:30:41 -0700 <![CDATA[Shooting the photographic history of the national parks]]> http://gazette.com/shooting-the-photographic-history-of-the-national-parks/article/1619322?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shooting-the-photographic-history-of-the-national-parks/article/1619322?custom_click=rss

Jarob Ortiz stood on a rocky mound and waited. He watched the sky for a break in the clouds and the ground for shadowy patterns. Then a shazam! of light burst through, illuminating the campfire circle.

"Oh my God, it just got really bright for a second," he said at Camp Greentop in Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland. "Excuse me for a second."

Ortiz ducked under a black cloth attached to his German-made Linhof and viewed the scene from his private cave. Satisfied with the composition and interplay of light and dark, he loaded sheet film into his camera and set the exposure at a very precise 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

"I have to pump up the exposure so you can see the details of the rocks and the shadows under the ledge," he

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]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:25:10 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area volunteer opportunities starting Jan. 19, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-volunteer-opportunities-starting-jan.-19-2018/article/1619321?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-volunteer-opportunities-starting-jan.-19-2018/article/1619321?custom_click=rss These agencies need volunteer help. Call about specific opportunities and time commitment.

- Refugee 101 Training/CC Refugee Alliance - 5 p.m. Jan. 30, WCC WES Room, lower level, Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free; 389-6607.

- Amblicab - Volunteers needed as board members to help serve people with disabilities; 633-4601, amblicab.org.

- Aspect Foundation - Coordinators needed to find families to mentor and supervise high school foreign exchange students at local high schools during the 2018-19 school year. Host families also needed; Susan, 1-303-410-7142.

- Courtside Ministries - Volunteers need to pray for people outside the front of the courthouse and volunteer director needed; 473-8603.

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]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:25:08 -0700 <![CDATA[Storm's death toll in Germany rises to at least 8]]> http://gazette.com/storms-death-toll-in-germany-rises-to-at-least-8/article/feed/530775?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/storms-death-toll-in-germany-rises-to-at-least-8/article/feed/530775?custom_click=rss

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say the death toll from a storm that swept across the country has increased to at least eight.

Police in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt said Friday that a 65-year-old man died trying to secure his roof and a 34-year-old man was killed by a falling tree.

At least six other people died and dozens more were injured across central and northern Germany as Thursday's storm felled trees and wrought chaos on the roads.

Three people also died in the neighboring Netherlands and Belgium.

German rail company Deutsche Bahn resumed operations Friday, but warned of possible delays to its service because of damage to the tracks.

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]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:20:59 -0700 <![CDATA[Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results]]> http://gazette.com/blood-test-to-detect-8-cancers-early-gives-promising-results/article/1619313?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/blood-test-to-detect-8-cancers-early-gives-promising-results/article/1619313?custom_click=rss

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.

Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances of cure are best.

In a study Thursday in the journal Science, Johns Hopkins University scientists looked to see how well their experimental test detected cancer in people already known to have the disease. The blood tests found about 70 percent of eight common types of cancer in the 1,005 patients. The rates varied depending on the type — lower for breast tumors but high for ovarian,

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:44:22 -0700
<![CDATA[Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile]]> http://gazette.com/love-in-the-air-pope-marries-couple-on-papal-plane-in-chile/article/1619296?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/love-in-the-air-pope-marries-couple-on-papal-plane-in-chile/article/1619296?custom_click=rss

IQUIQUE, Chile — It was all in a day's work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis.

First he celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship airline at 36,000 feet during a flight on Thursday to this northern Chilean beachside town.

Then after landing, Francis came to the rescue of a policewoman who was thrown from her rearing horse as his popemobile passed by.

In between, he did what he actually came to do: celebrate Mass for some 50,000 people in a desert-hot field near the town of Iquique.

It all began with LATAM Flight 1250 from Santiago.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:19:19 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area religious events starting Jan. 21, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-religious-events-starting-jan.-21-2018/article/1619287?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-religious-events-starting-jan.-21-2018/article/1619287?custom_click=rss


JAN. 28

Benefit Concert - 3 p.m., Sunrise United Methodist Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd., free-will offering to benefit scholarships for students at Kenya Methodist University; 598-7013, sunriseumc.com.

FEB. 6

Luther College Nordic Choir - 7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave.; tinyurl.com/z55mf6k.

FEB. 16

Emmet Cahill - 7:30 p.m., Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument, $30-$45. Advance tickets: tinyurl.com/y8e93soh.


Great Romantic Serenades: Brahms, Strauss, Dvorak - 7-9 p.m. March 10, Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., 2:30-4:30 p.m. March 11, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave.,

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