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Colorado Springs Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado Springs 18,1999 25 cent fallen Comrade hundreds attended a ceremony Friday Watfor Garson honouring a by a land mine in Eastern Kosovo. Metro 3 a thiere s less crime but it s More via la Rit thanin More people Are involved in neighbourhood watch programs a changes in crime rates vary widely throughout the Cit Yby Debra Franco. a a Carraby a Hiet Waelte. In Colorado Springs certain types of crimes Are. Niobe cd Maori in some neighbourhoods than it layers. The Good news is that the Overall crime rate in Colorado Springs decreased 3.6 percent from 1996 tom998. Acc Ramg to a a Gazette analysis. Violent crimes a though Are on the Rise a up 14 percent Over the same period. Although most people judge the safety of a neighbourhood on the number of violent crimes police say the truer picture lies in the numbers for four crimes assault burglary robbery and car theft. These crimes Are much More random the criminal is usually someone looking to make a Quick Buck from an easy target police said. For example about 98 of every 1,000 people within the City limits reported a burglary in 1998 about 34 of every Lioto people were victims of an aggravated assault. Murder grabs headlines and can profoundly affect people s sense of Security but victims usually Are killed by someone they know. The homicide rate last year was 2.6 for every 10,000 people a an even clearer picture of crime in Colorado Springs emerges when the numbers Are apr Ken Down by neighbourhood. A the police department tracks crime by carving the City into several dozen Quot crime those neighbourhood level crime tallies coupled with population i Fonna tion for each area made this Gazette s analysis possible. For instance the downtown neighbourhood bounded by Boulder and Cimarron streets and by. Interstate 25 and Shooks run had the highest rate of robbery burglary and assaults and the third highest rate for car theft in 1998. On the other hand the area roughly bounded by Templeton Gap Road Union Boulevard and Dublin Boulevard on the North Side had some of the lowest rates for those four crimes see crime a21 police say Briargate s Strom rapid growth. Quot it s a place on the watch to find out if. Tipiere is a a neighbourhood. Watch apartment. Watch or business. A watch program in your area or for. /. Information of starting one Call one of these Colorado Springs police substations a Falcon noi the .444-7246. Gold Hill West 444-7593 ,. A Sand Creek a East 4447276 for information atut sir Viiar programs outside the i Call the Elpaso county sheriff s office at More inside. Briargate Bucks the trend a20. In Grinte. Brea neigh Hood has helped bring its crime rate Down despite a20 and a2i else Quot said Briargate resident Rolf the Verano Columbine arrest Florida teen arrested for internet threat that closed Down Columbine. Metro 1help needed a Young Mother of two is dying of a brain tumor and her husband has quit his Job to care for her in her final months. The Gazette al Pomar empty stocking fund needs your help to assist the family. A Fetro Avalanche routed Detroit a scores two Short a handed goals in 5-2 win. Sports 1your tech Quot smart cards Quot with built in computer chips Are making a shopping safer. Business 8 coming Sunda the promised land the Falcon area s longtime Rural residents Are finding their promised land had been promised years ago a to developers. A1more than meets the Eye sculptor Sean o Meallie s Art is More than meets the Eye. Life grand getaway the grand Canyon railway takes travellers far from the clogged roads. Travel amp books taking on the Ioc columnist Lynn Zinser addresses the transparent reforms enacted by the International olympic committee. The Ioc also Drew com from an increasingly critical Congress. Sport today s profile Jennifer Hull. Liis .29-year-old entrepreneur is internet express top. Arian Ager in Colorado directs Call Center operations. For firs world. Business ? Bah no More or. Nice Guys Quot ii just ted Koppe Center Calls time out riday As democrats candidates al Gora and Bill Knight bidder newspapers. V Nashua . A vice pies Clent a1 Goi c a ind Fomie v sen. Bui Bradley sparred heatedly Oti the politically charged Issue of health care Friday night As tie two met for the Tiret of two debates this weekend in the midst of a new Hampshire primary Campaign that has grown increasingly close. As they took their seats at a Small College auditorium Here a new poll put their contest at dead even. started out politely even Friendly answering no confrontational a questions about the roles their wives might Pfay As first lady violence in schools and Why they want to be president. But when a. Question came up aleut health care a subject of bitter dispute Between the two civility re main de but the fireworks began. "1 Don to doubt your coins ulment i doubt your plan Quot Gore said of Bradley s billion plan to cover children the poor and elderly and Otlie re without insurance. Bradley then challenged Gore saying the vice a president s plan would cover Only 7 million additional americans compared with the 30 million he says his would insure. Quot who Are you going to leave out Quot Bradley asked. Quot no one Quot the vice president snapped. See debate a3 retail consultant Britt Beemer s America s a research group poll taken last weekend Quot a three in 10 shoppers 31.4% Felt stores were too Short handed and of that group a Fot Irth 23.9% failed to buy Pla Riedas a a. Result /. Retailers bulk up for season s biggest Day Boyjan Tumis. Busted try David Finler. Had Tieti Sherida Warner. Do base a. Thought you avoided the biggest shopping Day of the year Well join the crowd. You la find it if you re heading out for a Little Christmas Commerce today. Since 1995, the saturday before Christmas has been the biggest shopping Day of the season according to the International Council of shopping centers. I retailers Are girding for the crowds with longer hours bigger staffs and As much merchandise As they can get out on the shelves. Quot Well totally bulk up. Every single staff member is working Quot said John Lindsay spokesman for Borders books music amp Chapel Hills mall. Quot we have full time gift wrappers All Day Long. I have Volunteer gift wrappers starting now and working until Christmas because our people Don t have time to Many of the Early risers will Start out at Kmart which will open at 6 . And stay open until Midnight from now until Dee. 23. A the crowds Are Likely to be smallest Early and late in the Day but longer hours Don t mean there won t Belines Quot last saturday we had All 12 registers lit and there were still lines and it lasted for hours Quot said Gary Smith merchandise manager at Kmart s 3020 n. Nevada ave. Store. Quot you have to be patient if you re going to come now Quot said Bob Taylor general manager at the Citadel. Wards open 7 .-Midnight today encouraged night owls with Quot late Bird Quot specials Friday night from 7 . To. Midnight in addition to the usual Quot Early Bird Quot sales today. Atthe malls shoppers will be. Laden with packages if recent Days Are any indication. With a week to go shoppers Are getting . Quot before people were looking but now. They re buying. They i a get Tibig Down to it Quot said Taylor -. I. So Are the youngsters. J so when your feet Are aching. I you re sick from exhaust fumes and your patience is Wear. Ing thin put yourself in Santa a. Place a today at the Citadel. Mall., about 400 kids i 0 Siton his Lap. Jane Turnis Niay be reached at. 636-0235 or Turnis amp s weat Hafl High 52 Low 23 Cloudy comply the a2 visit the newsroom callus Tosolt Lnona news got a question about meeting 930-1030 news Content Call an weekdays Contact 476-1656,8 . To Bella 4/6-1607. Noon weekdays. F communications the Gazette 30 s. Prospect st Colorado Springs co 80903 front desk 6364 380 reach us saturday vol. 128 no. 270 delivery customer -. Service and subscriptions Quot 633-9999 Massif Beds 444-7355 of world amp nation a10 local amp state ivietr0,3 obituaries memo 6 record metro 6 opinion metro 7 movies use 8 comics ufe10 chios sword ufe11 tv/60 ljfe12 Bridge cl5

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