Thursday, October 21, 2004

News Release
For Release: Oct. 21, 2004
Contact: Jim Berscheidt, (303) 871-3172

Bridges to the Future at DU returns with a focus on money
Panel discussion to include three Denver Mayors

DENVER—A panel discussion featuring former Denver Mayors Federico Pena and Wellington Webb and current Mayor John Hickenlooper is one of the events planned for Bridges to the Future 2004—05 at the University of Denver. This year’s Bridges to the Future theme is “Money: Where does it come from, what does it do, where does it all go?” It will examine the role of money and wealth in our economy—locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
“Economic issues are a high priority in the minds of Coloradans,” says University of Denver Chancellor Daniel L. Ritchie. “Through Bridges to the Future, citizens in our state have a unique opportunity to critically examine these issues, stretch our minds and, as a community, embrace the challenges and opportunities before us.”
The first panel discussion for this academic year—“Can Colorado Afford Its Future”—will be held on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in Gates Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. The panel will feature Colorado State Treasurer Mike Coffman; Colorado State Sen. Peter Groff; Maria Guajardo Lucero, Ph.D., executive director of the Mayor’s Office for Education and Children; Colorado State University President Larry Penley; and DU economics Prof. Matt Wilson.
To expand upon the Oct 27th panel discussion, three community discussions will follow: Nov. 4 at the Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S. Ivanhoe St.; Nov. 10 at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St.; Nov. 17 at the Colorado Muslim Society, 2071 S. Parker Rd. All community discussions are from 7–8:30 p.m.
On Jan. 6, 2005, DU will host the mayors at Magness Arena to discuss the Federal Reserve, global markets and the economic impact of the worldwide growth of democracy and terrorism.
All Bridges to the Future events are free and open to the public. The general public can RSVP for the Oct. 27th panel discussion by calling 303-871-2357.

The University of Denver and Colorado State University partnered in 2002 to create Bridges to the Future, a series of public events designed to engage Coloradans in an exploration of American history, values and expectations in a post-9/11 world. Last year, Bridges to the Future focused on nation building, examining issues related to the separation of church and state, access and national security.
Colorado State University is currently developing programming for its Bridges to the Future events.
More information about Bridges to the Future is available at


Monday, October 18, 2004

Archdiocese of Denver - Welcome: "The motto of The New York Times is, 'All the news that's fit to print.' On October 6, 2004, David Kirkpatrick, a reporter for The Times, conducted an extensive interview with Denver's Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., on issues surrounding this year's national elections. In the interests of accuracy, archdiocesan staff recorded the interview. A heavily truncated and framed version of the archbishop's views appeared in an October 12 New York Times story.

"A transcript of the full interview appears below. Readers are invited to compare the published New York Times story and the actual interview transcript, and then decide for themselves whether the October 12 Times story is slanted or fair; complete or misleading. "

Sunday, October 17, 2004

The Claremont Institute: About the Claremont Institute: "The Claremont Institute believes that informed citizens can and will make the right choices for America's future. Through its books, policy briefings, conferences and seminars, and now through the new electronic media of the World Wide Web, the Institute engages Americans in an informed discussion of the principles and policies necessary to rebuild our civic institutions. " Sen. John Andrews told us at the Pachyderm Club meeting Friday he will be the Colorado representative for the Claremont Institute.