Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
No fresh powder, but a storm was coming in hard as we left.
Now off to brunch.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
About 20 couples at his church had marital problems when they connected with former lovers on Facebook, he said.
I’ll keep my social networking. In fact, I’ll post this on Facebook. Past loves… come and get me. …Though I’m really not interested.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Before I could check into the Best Western in Sterling, Colo., the nice desk lady asked me to read and sign a white sheet of paper with a notice printed on it.
There’s been a bed bug infestation in an area hotel, it said. Of course it didn’t tell me which hotel.
“They look like specks of pepper,” she said. She promised me they weren’t found at my hotel, but wouldn’t tell me anymore.
By signing the form, I was agreeing that  I wasn’t checking in from another hotel in the area (and thus not tracking them in) and  they would be checking for bed bugs in my hotel room every day.
…Not sure if that’s comforting or concerning. Yes, I signed it.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Immediately, I asked her what was wrong. She told me for years she and her husband had to go to the food bank because they couldn’t afford enough groceries.
This was the first year she could afford to GIVE. It was such an important day in her life and an important less for all of us.
To this day, I have NEVER forgotten this woman. She probably doesn’t know how often I’ve thought of her.
This year, a four-year-old came up to me with her piggy bank and asked if she could donate what she’d saved. Her parents watched proudly. I know they had to be impressed. I sure was. (I put a few pictures of her in the slideshow above.)
9Cares Colorado Shares means the best station in the country teaming up with the best viewers in the country to help make the best holiday possible for people who are often enduring the worst times of their lives.
I’m proud of everyone who donated, I’m proud of my friends and colleagues who chose to come out to help and I’m proud to be a part of the huge and compassionate 9NEWS family.
Now I can't end without humor... What happens when you give a mic to Drew Soicher and add music? (Kidding about the no tone part. His wig is part of his Harry Potter costume.)
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Ah, they changed their mind… about the pedophile book.
Amazon looks to have decided selling a book offering advice to pedophiles isn’t a best business practice.
The book is no longer available online. Dozens of people told me they planned to boycott Amazon for selling the book. (Somehow I found an image of the books cover. Tough to look at, eh?)
Now that Amazon isn’t selling it, will you go back to buying books from them?
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
It's the Pedophile book.
The pages of angry readers go on and on. There are 208 of them to be exact.
I’m talking about the number of pages filled with anger directed at Amazon.com for selling the book, The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure.
The big question here is (as the AP asks,) should Amazon vet books before they are sold?
If they did, where would they draw the line? Where should they draw the line?
Here's what Amazon told my colleagues at 9NEWS.
"Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable. Amazon does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts, however, we do support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions."
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Many of you thought the interchange and bridges were a waste.
Plenty of people told us in our live chat that they were happy CDOT was thinking ahead and building the road before it traffic counts demanded it. An equal number were unhappy with CDOT.
Here are a couple comments…
“That was a very solid, thoughtful, fair and middle of the road (if you will excuse the pun) piece that you reported on air last night,” Thomas McNeill, the attorney for the land owner e-mailed me.
Kurt Klein wrote to me saying he didn’t care if he missed the story. He ended up watching it and seemed to agree with CDOT’s road plan.
“With the economy at an ebb, maybe now is the time for some jurisdictions to consider investing in future infrastructure.” Klein said.
Klein also seemed to indicate he doesn’t care for my reporting very much.
You are welcome to read other comments on our 9news.com story page.