Something fell from the sky last week and blew a 4-inch hole through the roof of a Colorado Springs
bar. But no one has any idea what it was. The owner of the Red Rock Lounge told The Gazette newspaper that she thought it was a meteorite. But five days after the incident, the owner and firefighters still hadn't found the object in the bar's ceiling tiles. Firefighters heard the boom three blocks away. The hole was made from the roof down, which meant it wasn't caused by gunfire in the bar, and there's no burn marks indicating lightning. Scientists say the object probably wasn't a meteorite because it wasn't preceded by a booming noise.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Federal regulators have downgraded a Denver facility that prepares airline food after inspectors found live and dead roaches and listeria bacteria in the kitchen. If the company flunks a follow-up inspection, it could be barred from selling food to the airlines. The company, LSG Sky Chefs, provides food to Delta, American, United and other airlines. A spokeswoman said Monday that the company fired the head chef and mounted an aggressive clean-up and believes it will pass a follow-up inspection. According to a Food and Drug Administration letter to the company obtained by The Associated Press, inspectors found live and dead roaches "too numerous to count" in several areas of the kitchen, including at least 40 live insects in the silverware station.
Posted by Newsroom on 1/05/2010 09:18:00 AM
A former University of Northern Colorado theater professor has admitted he secretly videotaped male students in his home bathroom. Sentencing for Raymond "Vance" Fulkerson on sexual exploitation of a minor charges is in early march. Fulkerson was arrested in July after a student found a video camera inside a digital clock in the bathroom. He resigned his tenured position in September after 18 years on the faculty. An outside firm hired by the university to investigate allegations that UNC staff ignored repeated complaints about Fulkerson concluded that the school did not ignore the reports but did fail to inform people who had complained about whether any disciplinary action had been taken.
Posted by Newsroom on 1/05/2010 05:05:00 AM
Blue Sky Gas Storage has scrapped plans for its proposed facility in Logan County after the company was unable to raise sufficient capital for the project. SNL Financial reported on its website yesterday that Blue Sky notified the Federal Energy regulatory Commission last week of its decision. In a letter to the commission, Blue Sky said, "access to both capital and credit has continued to contract, and our efforts to find an investor that could provide the necessary injection of capital have been unsuccessful. Blue Sky will not be able to go forward with the project and we must respectfully decline to accept the certificate [issued by FERC]."
Posted by Newsroom on 1/05/2010 04:58:00 AM