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SUNRISE: Mayor promotes gay marriage, tourism in Colorado visit

By: The Gazette
September 4, 2013 Updated: September 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm

MINNEAPOLIS — The mayor of Minneapolis is hitting the road to promote the state's new gay marriage law.

Mayor R.T. Rybak is hoping to generate tourism revenue by inviting same-sex couples from other states to wed in Minneapolis. Rybak travels to Chicago this week to launch an ad campaign. He also plans visits to Madison and Milwaukee, Wis., and Denver.

The mayor says he hopes people in Illinois will get the same rights gay couples do in Minnesota, but until then, Rybak says Minneapolis is more than happy to have their business. Illinois lawmakers are expected to consider a same-sex marriage law this fall.

Minnesota Public Radio News ( ) says the Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association is co-sponsor of Rybak's "Marry in Minneapolis" campaign. It's offering free wedding planning services.



The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 89 Wednesday in Colorado Springs. Expect an overnight low of 62.



Police arrest 3 in teen's shooting death

DENVER — Denver police have arrested one adult and two juveniles suspected in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy who was riding his bike after leaving a party.

Police said Tuesday night they arrested 20-year-old Marquise Lewis and two juvenile suspects. They are being investigated for the shooting death Friday night of Reysean Abram.

Authorities say Abram died from a gunshot wound to the chest. KMGH-TV reports ( ) he had just left a party where there had been a fight and was a block away when he was shot. It happened in northeast Denver's Montbello neighborhood.

Longmont man who drowned when canoe capsized ID'd

BOULDER (AP) — The coroner's office has identified a 51-year-old Longmont man who drowned after his canoe capsized in Brainard Lake.

Authorities say Daniel Stechman was in the canoe with a relative Sunday morning when it overturned. The Longmont Times-Call reports Tuesday ( ) that the Boulder county coroner has not determined a cause or manner of death.

But Boulder County Sheriff spokesman Cmdr. Rick Brough says it is possible Stechman suffered a heart attack.

Stechman and the family member who was in the canoe were wearing personal flotation devices. Witnesses told officials that Stechman was struggling in the water trying to make it to shore. Two fishermen pulled him to the shoreline but he was not breathing. The family member on the canoe survived.

Cyclist killed in Colo ID'd as New Orleans man

ASPEN (AP) — A recreational cyclist who died after a bicycle crash in the Aspen area has been identified as a 74-year-old man from New Orleans.

The Pitkin County coroner says Henry "Hank" Vosbein died after the crash on Sunday.

The sheriff's department says Vosbein was wearing a helmet.

Deputies say was descending Maroon Creek Road after riding his bike to the Maroon Bells area with friends and family.

Sheriff's deputy George Kremer tells the Aspen Daily News ( ) Vosbein went off the road onto a pull-off covered with loose rock and lost control. Kremer says the cyclist was thrown forward into a meadow about 4 feet below.

Ex-officer charged in elk death accepts plea deal

BOULDER (AP) — One of two former Boulder police officers accused in the illegal killing of a trophy elk on New Year's Day accepted a plea deal that sentences him to one year of probation and 60 days of house arrest.

The Daily Camera reports ( ) that 39-year-old Brent Curnow accepted the deal Tuesday afternoon in a case that drew outrage from the neighborhood where the elk was killed.

Curnow pleaded guilty to felony tampering with evidence and four misdemeanors. Other charges were dropped in exchange for the plea.

Fellow officer Sam Carter is accused of shooting the elk while on duty, and Curnow is accused of picking up the carcass. Carter has pleaded not guilty and has asked that his trial be moved out of Boulder because of the publicity.



In 1781, Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers under the leadership of Governor Felipe de Neve.

In 1886, a group of Apache Indians led by Geronimo (also known as Goyathlay, “One Who Yawns”) surrendered to Gen. Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.

In 1888, George Eastman received a patent for his roll-film box camera, and registered his trademark: “Kodak.”

In 1893, English author Beatrix Potter first told the story of Peter Rabbit in the form of a “picture letter” to Noel Moore, the son of Potter’s former governess.

In 1917, the American Expeditionary Forces in France suffered their first fatalities during World War I when a German plane attacked a British-run base hospital.

In 1951, President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco in the first live, coast-to-coast television broadcast.

In 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used Arkansas National Guardsmen to prevent nine black students from entering all-white Central High School in Little Rock. Ford Motor Co. began selling its ill-fated Edsel.

In 1962, The Beatles, with new drummer Ringo Starr, recorded “Love Me Do” at EMI Studios in London. (The more familiar version with substitute drummer Andy White and Starr on tambourine was recorded a week later.)

In 1963, a Swissair Caravelle III carrying 80 people crashed shortly after takeoff from Zurich, killing all on board.

In 1971, an Alaska Airlines jet crashed near Juneau, killing all 111 people on board.

In 1972, U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz won a seventh gold medal at the Munich Olympics, in the 400-meter medley relay. “The New Price Is Right,” hosted by Bob Barker, premiered on CBS. (The game show later dropped the “New” from its title.)

In 1998, Internet services company Google filed for incorporation in California.

5 years ago: With a pledge that “change is coming,” Sen. John McCain accepted the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s convention in St. Paul, Minn., vowing to vanquish what he called the “constant partisan rancor” gripping Washington. The Dow industrial average fell 344.65 points to 11,188.23 on gloomy economic data.

1 year ago: The Treasury Department reported the national debt had topped $16 trillion.



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