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Tradition to Feed Those in Need Lives on Through the Spirit of “Daddy” Bruce

By: Angelia D. McGowan

Tradition to Feed Those in Need Lives on Through the Spirit of “Daddy” Bruce By Angelia D. McGowan "You can't beat love. Nothing beats love. If you give just one thing, you get three things back. That's why I do it." – “Daddy” Bruce Randolph Of all the homes across the world, he moved into the one next to “Daddy” Bruce Randolph’s Bar-B-Q at 34th and Gilpin streets in Denver, Colorado. And it has made a world of difference in the longevity of a tradition started by the iconic restaurateur to feed those in need on Thanksgiving Day. This Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of a Thanksgiving...

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Supermodel Recognized for Work with Down Syndrome - Beverly Johnson taps into personal experience to support fundraising efforts

By: Angelia D. McGowan

More than 1,200 supporters from around the nation turned out to watch people with Down syndrome strut the runway with celebrity escorts at the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show on Oct. 25, 2014 at the Sheridan in downtown Denver. They also came out for the silent auction, the live...

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Time To Celebrate For Denver Luxury Watch Entrepreneur - 10th Anniversary Inspires New Designs And Partnerships

By: Tanya Ishikawa

Standing the test of time. That’s the sign of quality, endurance and lasting relevance. As Banneker Watches celebrates its 10th anniversary, CEO Derrick Holmes shared his excitement – and a bit of relief. “To survive through what was a rough recession, when people were more concerned about saving their homes...

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Dirty Little Secrets of Mutual Funds

By: Martin V. Johnson, Jr.

Nine out of 10 Americans underestimate hidden 401K fees and may not know that mutual funds cost more to own than index funds – a lot more, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).  A typical active mutual fund charges a fee between 1.5 and 2 percent while...

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DEA agent arrested in Douglas County domestic violence incident

By: David Migoya
The Denver Post

Douglas County sheriff's deputies on Friday arrested a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency agent on charges of domestic violence and criminal mischief.

Man dies in single-car crash in Fruita

By: The Denver Post

The Mesa County Coroner's Office has identified the man who died in a single-car crash Saturday morning in Fruita.

Winter storm to hit mountains overnight, bring winds to Front Range

By: David Migoya
The Denver Post

With the advent of the holiday season just four days way, Colorado's high country will be amid a winter storm warning through Monday in the northern and central mountains.

Body of missing Steamboat Springs woman found

By: Matt Stensland
Steamboat Pilot & Today

A close friend of missing Steamboat Springs woman Page Stockdale has confirmed that she was found dead Saturday morning in Routt County.

National

Bighorn sheep escapes Los Angeles Zoo, dies after car strikes it

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo at Griffith Park on Saturday and dashed around the hills in the park for hours before it ended up on a residential street where it was struck by a car and died, a zoo spokeswoman said.






Volunteer snow shovelers hit Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise

BUFFALO (Reuters) - As temperatures near Buffalo, New York, rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbors clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding.

Bill Cosby says he does not have to 'answer to innuendos': report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby spoke out against a wave of sexual assault allegations but told a Florida publication he does not have to "answer to innuendos."

Florida State players, fans show support for shooting victims

TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida State University football players wore commemorative stickers on their helmets for their home game against Boston College on Saturday, a show of support for three people injured on campus this week by a gunman who was later killed by police.






Florida sheriff's deputy killed in 'ambush attack' during house fire

TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida sheriff's deputy was killed and a fellow officer was wounded Saturday in an ambush while responding to a house fire in Tallahassee, law enforcement officials said.

University of Virginia suspends fraternal organizations in assaults probe

(Reuters) - The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternal organizations until January after a magazine article described in detail an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the campus, the school said on Saturday.






International

German couple found murdered in Caribbean island of Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) - An elderly German couple was found murdered on a beach near their home in the southern Caribbean island of Tobago on Saturday, according to police.

Bahrain holds elections, Shi'ite opposition boycotts vote

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrainis voted on Saturday in the first parliamentary elections since 2011 when mostly Shi'ite protesters took to the streets demanding more democracy.






Tunisians go to polls for presidential election

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians go to the polls on Sunday to vote for a new president in just the third free election since the 2011 revolution that ended the regime of autocrat Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

Islamic State kills at least 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi: officials

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have killed at least 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe in a village on the eastern edge of the provincial capital Ramadi, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists.






Somali Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenyan bus

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it had staged an attack in Kenya on Saturday in which gunmen ordered non-Muslims off a bus and shot 28 dead, while sparing Muslim passengers.

U.S. and Turkey discuss transition away from Assad in Syria

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said he and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan he had discussed a transition of power in Syria away from President Bashar al-Assad during a four-hour meeting in Istanbul on Saturday.






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Publisher Rosalind “Bee” Harris Named Among Most Powerful Women in Denver Denver, Colo.– The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) will honor Rosalind "Bee" Harris, publisher and art director of the Denver Urban Spectrum, as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Denver. Harris is among 25 women...

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Denver Urban Spectrum Wins Two CABJ SIE Awards

Last month at the annual Colorado Association of Black Journalists awards banquet, the Denver Urban Spectrum walked away with two Scribes In Excellence awards.  New column DUS Blowing Smoke which explores the realities of the Cannabis industry by Wanda James received the Best in Series award and Angelia McGowan tied...