February 9, 1993 |
With their own state's image tarnished by its new anti-gay law, a large delegation of elected Colorado officials and community leaders launched a "journey for justice" Monday to learn about intolerance more than 5,000 miles from home. The privately funded tour of Germany was led by Lt. Gov. Michael Callihan, who raised the ire of Bonn officials with a news release that appeared to compare the wave of right-wing violence here to human rights abuses in Iraq, Somalia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
May 21, 1988 |
Gov. Roy Romer will address Agate High School graduates Sunday--both of them. Romer's office announced Thursday that the governor will deliver the commencement address in the school gymnasium at Agate, a tiny farming community. "I came from a small school on the eastern plains. I know how it feels," Romer said. "I simply wanted to send a message that these two graduates are equally as important as a graduating class of 2,000. Size doesn't count. Quality and effort are what is important."
September 15, 1989 |
President Bush said Thursday that he will nominate Michael Norton as U.S. attorney for Colorado. Norton, 50, has been acting U.S. attorney for Colorado since 1988.
February 18, 1993 |
A former state lawmaker has been sentenced to three years of probation and 400 hours of community service for taking part in a videotaped orgy that involved a 17-year-old boy. "I think this behavior was shocking," former state Rep. David Bath, 46, said at his sentencing Tuesday. "There are no words I can select to properly express how disappointed I will always be in myself."
August 18, 2001 |
It may or may not have been marijuana growing at the Colorado Governor's Mansion, but whatever it was, it's gone. State workers removed what appeared to be a marijuana plant from a bed of bluebells and clover after reporters asked about it. "This is obviously a planted story," joked Dick Wadhams, spokesman for Republican Gov. Bill Owens.
July 15, 2001 |
Colorado's House speaker plans to leave politics for good next year, thanks to term limits, and marry the woman who got a restraining order against him in May. Doug Dean, 40, said his decision to wed lobbyist Gloria Sanak had nothing to do with a domestic violence incident involving her. On May 10, the Colorado Springs Republican used a screwdriver to enter the house the couple shared; Sanak had changed the locks. Despite calling 911, Sanak insisted that no crime was committed.