Pam's Blog http://pambennettforaurora.com/blog Tue, 11 Nov 2008 12:57:28 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en Veterans Day - 2008 Having grown up in a family with a long history of military service, Veterans Day was a quietly special day.  Depending on the weather, we would go to the cemeteries to visit the graves of relatives; all my relatives were related to at least one veteran.  We occasionally were blessed ... http://pambennettforaurora.com/blog/2008/11/11/veterans-day-2008/ A Failure of Success - NO on 47 49 54 Failure of Success Over the decades I have lived in Colorado there was one example of determination and success that I proudly talked about.  That story was of Jake Jabs and his furniture stores.  What a story, starting from scratch, building up an empire, losing it all, then starting over to ... http://pambennettforaurora.com/blog/2008/10/04/a-failure-of-success-no-on-47-49-54/ Take an Hour - Go for Visual Treats Tired of the attack ads on TV?  Want to find a refuge from all the swirl of the day’s talk and stress? Or, would you like to see a few pieces of art? Aurora’s History Museum is just the place for you to go.  The 14th annual Gateway to the Rockies ... http://pambennettforaurora.com/blog/2008/10/04/take-an-hour-go-for-visual-treats/ Hurricanes - Need Help - YOU Can Help With Money For the majority of you who do not know me, I am a Red Cross Disaster Services Call Agent in my volunteer life.  Basically, when a disaster strikes I am one of the hundreds of Call Agents around our country whom the victims of the disaster talk to on the ... http://pambennettforaurora.com/blog/2008/09/07/hurricanes-need-help-you-can-help-with-money/ Thoughts about a Death It started with an e-mail query.  “Do you know anything about this?”  The link was to the Greeley Independent newspaper online edition.  The story was about a young man murdered in his apartment.  I did not know anything about the story or the person who had his head broken in ... http://pambennettforaurora.com/blog/2008/07/29/thoughts-about-a-death/ On the Road - Part II When I last wrote about transportation, I gave an overview of what we have available in our Aurora-Denver Metro Region.  With the steady and constant increase price and cost of petroleum products, from oil to natural gas to propane, every aspect of our lives is being injured.  From the transportation ... http://pambennettforaurora.com/blog/2008/06/01/on-the-road-part-ii/ Aurora Memorial Day Flag Ceremony I am a Commissioner on the Aurora Veterans Affairs Commission, this is one of the major public events the Commission does every year.  Please consider attending Monday May 26, 2008 at Noon.  I grew up with Decoration Day and trips to the cemetary to remember the fallen soldiers.  When I was on active duty ... http://pambennettforaurora.com/blog/2008/05/20/aurora-memorial-day-flag-ceremony/ The Importance of Ethics in Government It is extremely disturbing to hear of the possibility that one of the sitting members of the Aurora city Council is involved in a conflict concerning campaign finance.  The citizens and business owners of Aurora, deserve to know through open campaign reporting, who donations are received from and how they ... http://pambennettforaurora.com/blog/2008/03/31/the-importance-of-ethics-in-government/ Aurora and our Metro Region Home While watching the heavy toll on families caused by job loss, ballooning mortgage interest rates and high water costs, one issue was once again on top of it all.  Governing Colorado in the 21st Century using 1800’s thinking and laws.    Back when the last of the North American Bison ... http://pambennettforaurora.com/blog/2008/02/05/aurora-and-our-metro-region-home/ Obama for President With the Colorado caucuses fast approaching, I spent a lot of time debating which presidential candidate to support.  As all my primary favorites dropped out during the last few weeks, and now with Edwards out, my support will be going to Obama.   He brings a desperately needed change to the ... http://pambennettforaurora.com/blog/2008/01/30/obama-for-president/