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2:49am

Tue December 6, 2011
Performing Arts

'Once' And Again: A Love Story Gets A Second Life

Originally published on Tue December 6, 2011 10:22 am

In Once, based on the cult-favorite Irish indie movie, a guy (Steve Kazee) and a girl (Cristin Milioti) fall in love during a whirlwind week of songwriting in Dublin.
Joan Marcus

Once, the much-loved 2007 Irish indie, was kind of the little movie musical that could. Made on a shoestring budget in Dublin, it starred songwriters Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova as thinly veiled versions of themselves, and it was as much about the love of making music as it was about the budding but unfulfilled love between the two central characters.

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9:30pm

Mon December 5, 2011
Economy

Colorado Economy to Improve in 2012

CU economist Richard Wobbekind says Colorado's economy is expected to grow faster than most other states next year.
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The University of Colorado’s annual economic forecast released Monday offers a mixed-bag looking ahead to 2012.  Much of it depends on what part of the state you live in and in what line of work you’re in.  Economists expect farming to continue to be the bright spot, while other sectors such as construction and tourism and hospitality may continue to sputter.  But as KUNC's Kirk Siegler reports, overall, the forecast is much brighter than at the height of the recession.

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3:41pm

Mon December 5, 2011
US Postal Service

USPS Announces Changes to First Class Mail, 350 Colorado Jobs at Stake

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The financially troubled US Postal Service is considering cuts that would slow first-class mail delivery across Colorado—and the country. The change would eliminate the chance of next-day delivery for stamped letters across Colorado.

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5:48am

Mon December 5, 2011
Strange News

Hacker Turns Purple-And-Gold LSU Website Crimson

Originally published on Mon December 5, 2011 6:46 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. We're more than a month away from college football's title game, LSU versus Alabama. But they've already had the first play, featuring a head-fake by Alabama.

Louisiana State sells merchandise online in the school colors, purple and gold. But LSU fans received a surprise last night. Somebody hacked the site so that for a few hours, it displayed jerseys and other accessories in crimson and white - the colors of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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5:44am

Mon December 5, 2011
Strange News

Showy Cars Out For A Spin Get Crunched

Some fans of luxury sports cars in Japan took their pricey babies out Sunday — a fantastic fleet of eight Ferraris, two Mercedes and one Lamborghini. The road was wet, the cars were fast — one Ferrari pulled out to pass, skidded into a barrier and spun out. The result was a costly pileup.

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