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Tucker says he is rehabilitated and has had a clean record, but under Colorado law must continue to register with the state every 90 days. In this way, his history followed him to Ouray last winter.
"I've never experienced the level of hate that has been shot around here in the last several months," he said. "It's been like living in the seventh pit of hell. I've definitively experienced ostracism and exclusion. I don't understand the huge backlash on something that happened a quarter-century ago."
Tucker tells the Watch that former employees sabotaged his business by giving the Bon Ton poor online reviews on sites like Trip Advisor, making false reservations that caused the restaurant to stay open late, and making "personal attacks" against him in the community.
The Italian restaurant is located in the basement of the St. Elmo Hotel. The hotel will remain open, however.
Petraeus pal spoke
ASPEN, Colo. — You might have guessed that there was an Aspen angle on the big story about Central Intelligence Agency director Davis Petraeus and his biographer, Paul Broadwell.
The Aspen Daily News reports that she spoke twice last summer at conferences in Vail, first at the Aspen Ideas Festival and then at the Aspen Security Forum.
"He is quite a physical specimen," she said during an hour-long interview at the Ideas Fest. "He really loves to work out. I think at the agency they call him a genetic mutant tow. For any of you who have worked out with him, he is 59 and he can run around 6:30 (minute) miles do over 120 push-ups, 120 sit-ups, 250 flutter kicks, which is pretty good for someone who has been in a high-demand job."
While in Aspen, Broadband also met up for a work out with Lance Armstrong, Both tweeted that the workout went well, notes the Daily News.
Smartphones disrupt value of Wi-Fi network
KETCHUM, Idaho — Ketchum has pulled the plug on its effort to have wireless interconnectivity throughout the town. The Wi-Fi system was somewhat expensive to maintain and users experienced large gaps in coverage. The rise in smartphone use is also a factor as the newer phones do not require Wi-Fi networks to access the Internet.
The Wi-Fi system was installed after Allen & Co., the investment firm that holds the well-known conference at nearby Sun Valley each July, awarded a $100,000 grant. Maintenance costs for the city have been reduced to $17,500 but additional investment was needed to improve signals through the coverage area. It is, city officials decided, time to move on, reports the Idaho Mountain Express.
JOBS PREDICTED TABLET IN 1983 TALK
ASPEN, Colo. — At the International Design Conference held in Aspen in 1983, Stephen Jobs gave a talk. The theme of the conference was "The Future Isn't What It Used to Be."
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