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Jonbenet Ramsey murdered in Boulder Christmas 1996: Unsolved?

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Jjonbenet 6onBenét Ramsey, was murdered here in Boulder December 26, 1996. This is a case and a story we all know well. Perhaps now with a DA and a police department working together, there may be justice for JonBenet. You can find everything you will ever need to know about the case here: Jonbenet Ramsey Murder Case .

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John and Patsy Ramsey

Boulder Police believe John and Patsy Ramsey killed their daughter Christmas night 1996. In a fit of rage, Patsy Ramsey who had just returned from a party, grabbed her daughter and smashed her head against the bath tub. The child had wet her bed. But she was killed instantly.  Throughout the night  Patsy and her husband John created an elaborate scenario right out of the movies of how a group of Arabs had come into their home , left a ransom note, strangled and raped their daughter and left her body in the basement.

As soon as the first cop and detective arrived on the scene, they saw through the story.  By nightfall the Ramseys were on their private jet to Atlanta. Surrounded by a team of lawyers and PR people they went into hiding and on CNN to proclaim their innocence. They created a media frenzy the like of which Boulder nor America had ever seen. There was no way these rich freak were going to be charged with their daughters murder. First of all it would upset their social setting. Secondly it would ruin their image as a family of beauty queen socialites. Murder does not have a place there.

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Burke Ramsey age 27 and his girlfriend.. ( striking resemblance to Jonbenet)

Burke Ramsey who was 9 years old at the time was whisked away. He has never been heard from since.  Police believe he witnessed the murder and was told by Patsy and John that if he planned on living he better shut up for the rest of his life.  Then district attorney Alex Hunter believe that to this day.  The hope is now that Burke Ramsey has come of age (27) he will come forward and tell what he knows.

That’s not likely. But current Boulder DA Stan Garnet could arrest John Ramsey for the murder of is daughter and he could arrest Burke Ramsey too.  That is not completely out of the question, but there is this legal issue ” beyond reasonable doubt”

Garnet gave the case back to Boulder Police department who reopened it. It is not a cold case.

One celebrated Boulder criminal defense attorney Skip Wollrab told us now that Burke Ramsey is of age”he could be subpoenaed to appear before a Grand jury to tell about what he knew , saw and heard the night of the murder. Just the facts. Some of it might be privileged” but this would give Burke a chance to tell his story.   Attorney Wollrab  told Boulder Channel 1 the “DA has got to be able to prove his case to a jury of 12 unanimously beyond a reasonable doubt. Knowing they did it is one thing , proving they did it is something else” he said.

There was also some level of semen found in Jonbenets body and police have not revealed whether they think it is Burkes.  At one point Burke Ramsey was himself a suspect and  police theorized that he might have killed his sister out of Jealousy.

The question is will the DA move this case forward this Christmas.

 

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New Boulder restaurant section on Boulder Channel 1

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Boulder Restaurants and Food on Boulder channel 1 is a search engine. We list every restaurant in Boulder from A to Z and ha 4by category. We  put up Boulder Restaurant website, phone number, address, food categories, a map and review section . Sponsors get more including top listing. We also list Movies and weather for you when you go out . To get your restaurant listed write: List me:

We update Boulder restaurants  daily. We are locally produced by people not computers.  Some listings have a TV icon. We shoot TV segments you can visit the restaurant before you go. You can scroll down the More videos and click on any restaurant you want to see. Each video is 3 minutes .

Our polling and focus groups show people in Boulder go out to dinner and then a movie so if you click on Dinner and a Movie, it will take you to this weeks movie listing. Our weather link on each page takes you NOAA Boulder weather. We also provide a restaurant coupon section for free dinners and two for one special. You’ll notice on the left cooking video blogs by Boulder chefs. These are 3 minute TV shows about favorite recipes. We have restaurant sponsors listed in our banner ads in each category and at the bottom of each page.

Best of BoulderWe pretty much get to know all of our sponsored restaurants and since Boulder is a small city. We consider them friends.Our Boulder restaurant section actually started back in 1975 when Jann Scoitt wrote the Book of Boulder Bar and Restaurant Hopping. We expanded to The Boulder Restaurant Show which appeared on Channel 54 and more recently on channel 22 with host Jann Scott.

This new restaurant section and search on Boulder channel 1 began in 2008 on FoodChannel1.com and then on a separate on Boulder Channel 1.  After all we are local. We have polled you to find out what is important to you. We are a 7 day a week 24 hours a day company. Please tell your friends and send this link to everyone in Boulder. For comments, feedback advertising, web work, video and show production Email us here: Boulder Channel 1 Restaurants or call us at 303-447-8531

Services we provide to local Boulder restaurants include: Website development and management, social media management including twitter, Face book , Pintrest and more; Video segments, Banner ads; Management of review sites, PR stories Live TV shows with one of our talent at your restaurant. We manage reviews and seo.  We do it all. We are the oldest and biggest restaurant ad agency and pr firm in Boulder   We are a TV channel and News paper too. wow. So do yourself a favor, don’t hire some guy or girl one of your cooks know. You will regret it. It is a Boulder nightmare story. Hire us to begin with and be happy. Don’t worry. :)

 

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About the Boulder Restaurant Channel
CEO Jann Scott started in newspapers, talk radio and TV in the 1970′s, He has been in the restaurant scene since 1975 when he wrote the Book of Boulder Bar and Restaurant Hopping. Jann wrote that “classic “. On TV Jann began Best restaurants in Boulder in 1992, the Boulder restaurant Show on Tv and radio in ’91. We have been on the restaurant media scene longer than anybody in Boulder. Then we started this Internet TV site in 1999. We polled you to find out what is important to you. We are a 7 day a week 24 hrs a day company. Our staff of 7 consists of designers, writers, SM professionals, web experts, video pros and reps. We are not new to this and we are not a one person operation. We’ll be here when you need us. In boulder that is important.

We list every restaurant in Boulder from A to Z and by category. It puts up their website, phone number, address, food categories, a map and review section from Google. Plus we list weather and Boulder movies all in one site. It is updated daily and we are locally produced by people not computers. Some listings have a TV icon.

Our Category and Tag section is designed for the on the run diner to find exactly what you are looking for. No one has a search like ours. So if you search for pizza or French food, you will find find everyone in Boulder.

Dinner and a Movie Our polling and focus groups show people in Boulder go out to dinner and then a movie so if you click on Dinner and a Movie, it will take you to this week’s movie listing.

Weather Our weather link on each page takes you NOAA Boulder weather. We also provide a restaurant coupon section for free dinners and two for one special.

Videos We shoot TV segments you can visit the restaurant before you go. The videos actually play on the Boulder Restaurant Channel Homepage 24/7 streaming. You can scroll down the more videos and click on any restaurant you want to see. Each video is 3 minutes.

Sponsors At the top of each page there are sponsored links. We pretty much get to know all of our sponsored restaurants and since Boulder is a small city. We have polled you to find out what is important to you. We provide a targeted platform for you to showcase your restaurant We provide banner ads, video, sm, websites, pages, top position, TV, reviews and PR. We handle everything.

We still produce the Boulder Restaurant TV show hosted by local Celeb Jann Scott. You can see it here and on Cable. ( this is a good one to get your restaurant into.

Our unique “Dinner and a Movie” option lets you see what movies are playing so you can plan the perfect evening of, well.. dinner and a movie. We have also provided the “local weather” (straight from NOAA) so you can plan accordingly.

The Restaurant Videos have been produced by us and take an in-dept look at the owners, staff, chiefs, and of of course the food! Each video is about 3 minutes long, just long enough to give you the information you need.

Cooking Video Blogs show some local chiefs doing what they do best, updated weekly showing their favorite recipes or how to cooking instruction pieces for your pleasure.

Our Sponsors are local cheifs and business owners that live for what they do and know just how much you value the ability to see them doing what they do best, and most importantly the fact that you are able to search for them in one place or Boulder Restaurants. Our sponsors are our friends and sometimes our friends want to hook you up, so we provided a “Coupons section for them to pass on some savings and free stuff, not too bad huh?

Please tell your friends and send this link to everyone in Boulder. For comments, feedback advertising, web work, video and show production please email:contact@boulderchannel1.com

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Emma Coburn Named A Semifinalist For USTFCCCA special honor

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NEW ORLEANS – Recent University of Colorado graduate Emma Coburn has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the prestigious USTFCCCA’s The Bowerman, which is given out annually to the top male and female collegiate track and field performers of the year.

 

Coburn won the 2013 NCAA 3,000-meter steeplechase title with the fifth-fastest time in NCAA history less than two weeks ago, crossing the finish in 9:35.38. Overall it was Coburn’s third individual championship. She won the steeplechase in 2011 before redshirting the 2012 season and during the indoor season she won CU’s first NCAA mile title. During her five years at CU, she has been an All-American on six different occasions.emma

 

The 2012 Olympian was also named the 2013 USTFCCCA Mountain Region Indoor and Outdoor Women’s Track Athlete of the Year, and for good reason as she ran the fastest mile, 1,500 and steeplechase times by an NCAA athlete in 2013.

 

The Bowerman takes into account an athlete’s complete season and Coburn got a great start to her final campaign. She was invited to compete in the indoor mile at the 106th Millrose Games (in a field full of professional athletes) and ran a PR of 4:29.86 to become the fifth fastest NCAA athlete ever in the mile. A few short weeks later, she ran another sub-4:30 mile to win CU’s first NCAA indoor mile title in 4:29.91 and also became the first American to run a pair of sub-4:30 miles in the same season.

 

During the outdoor season, Coburn continued to impress. She ran the then-fastest steeplechase time in the world at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invite (9:28.26) in Stanford, Calif. just two days after her 2013 1,500-meter debut (4:11.36) at the 104th Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Coburn won her first Pac-12 title in the steeplechase in May (9:55.67).

 

Instead of taking a week off between outdoor conference and the NCAA West Preliminary Championship, she took to the track again in a field of professional athletes at the OXY High Performance meet in the 1,500 and cruised to a PR of 4:06.87 while becoming the fifth-best performer in NCAA history.

 

This past April, Coburn was named CU’s Co-Female Athlete of the Year for the third time, as well as winning CU’s Co-Female Career Athletic Achievement Award.

 

The 10 semifinalists will be cut down to three finalists, which will be announced July 10. Voting for the final winner, including an online fan vote, will take place from late July to mid-August. The ultimate winner will be revealed at the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Convention in December.

 

ABOUT THE BOWERMAN

The Bowerman, which debuted in 2009, is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track & field athletes in the nation. Southern Utah’s Cam Levins and LSU’s Kimberlyn Duncan are the reigning winners of The Bowerman, which is named for legendary Oregon track & field and cross country coach Bill Bowerman. Past winners include Olympic gold medalist and decathlon world-record holder Ashton Eaton (2010), 10,000-meter Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp (2009), and 2011 IAAF World Champion at 1500 meters, Jenny Simpson (2009). Bowerman served the sport of track and field in numerous ways. His leadership in the USTFCCCA’s predecessor organization, the National Collegiate Track Coaches Association, and his contributions to NCAA track and field and the running community as a whole are among his many lasting legacies. For more information on The Bowerman, the award, the trophy and Bill Bowerman himself, visit TheBowerman.org.

 

ABOUT THE USTFCCCA

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is a non-profit professional organization representing cross country and track & field coaches of all levels. The organization represents over 8,000 coaching members encompassing 94% of all NCAA track & field programs (DI, DII, and DIII) and includes members representing the NAIA as well as a number of state high school coaches associations. The USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches’ interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.

 

 

 

Linda Sprouse

Assistant Sports Information Director

Volleyball/Cross Country/Track & Field

University of Colorado

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Emma Coburn is as good as GOLD!

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Coburn Finishes Storied Career With NCAA Title

 

EUGENE, Ore. – Emma Coburn finished her outstanding career at the University of Colorado with a bang when she won her second NCAA 3,000-meter steeplechase crown on Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Championships.

 

The 2012 Olympian was the overall favorite heading into the race as she has the best time by an American this year (9:28.26) and she did not disappoint, winning the race in 9:35.38. Her finishing time was the fifth best in NCAA history and coincidentally all five of those times belong to the Buffs.emma

 

The race was a lot closer than most of Coburn’s previous NCAA races despite her typical race strategy of going right to the front to get out of traffic. Heading into the bell lap, she had about a 50-meter lead on the field and the NCAA title was hers to lose. Coburn continued to lead the race, but Florida State’s Colleen Quigley started to regain some ground and finished less than three seconds behind Coburn in 9:38.23. After Quigley, Weber State’s Amber Henry was the next to cross the line in 9:43.39.

 

Heading into the race, there was a lot of hype surrounding Coburn about whether or not she would go for the NCAA record in the event (9:25.54), which is held by former CU standout Jenny (Barringer) Simpson. Ultimately Coburn did not break the record, but she didn’t seem too upset since she came away from the meet with another championship.

 

“On a day like this I have to look at the conditions and competition and think about if it is wise to shoot for the record and today I decided to be more conservative,” Coburn said. “I had to be smart. I‘d rather have an NCAA title and I didn’t want to risk not getting that. Today was just about winning the title and its fine with me.”

 

Overall this is Coburn’s third NCAA championship. She also won the steeplechase in 2011 and the 2013 indoor mile crown this past March.  She is also a six-time All-American for the Buffs, three times in the steeplechase, twice in the indoor mile and once in cross country.

 

This is the sixth steeplechase title the Buffs have won in the last eight years. Simpson won in 2006, 2008 and 2009 and Shalaya Kipp, who is redshirting this season, won in 2012 while Coburn was redshirting.

 

The title caps off an amazing season for the Crested Butte, Colo. native. She started her senior year last June by winning her second USATF Steeplechase crown to earn a spot at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. There, she made the final and finished ninth in a personal best of 9:23.56.

 

She didn’t have any eligibility remaining for the cross country season, so Coburn was able to focus on the indoor season. She was invited to compete in the mile at the prestigious Millrose Games (in a field full of professional athletes) and ran a PR of 4:29.86 to become the fifth fastest NCAA athlete in the mile. A few short weeks later, she ran another sub-4:30 mile to win CU’s first NCAA indoor mile title in 4:29.91 and became the first American to run a pair of sub-4:30 miles in the same season.

 

During the outdoor season, Coburn continued to impress. She ran the then-fastest steeplechase time in the world at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invite (9:28.26) in Stanford, Calif. just two days after her 2013 1,500-meter debut (4:11.36) at the 106th Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Coburn won her first Pac-12 title in the steeplechase in May (9:55.67).

 

Instead of taking a week off between conference and the NCAA West Preliminary Championship, she took to the track again in a field of professional athletes at the OXY High Performance meet in the 1,500 and blazed to a PR of 4:06.87 while becoming the fifth-best performer in NCAA history.

 

This past April, Coburn was named CU’s Co-Female Athlete of the Year for the third time, as well as winning CU’s Co-Female Career Athletic Achievement Award.

 

Coburn finished the 2013 indoor and outdoor season with the fastest time in the NCAA in the indoor mile, 1,500 and steeplechase.

 

Although the NCAA season is now complete, Coburn and several other current and former Buffs will compete at the USA Track & Field Championships, June 19-23, in Des Moines, Iowa.

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CU trackster Abrianna Torres finishes 3rd in PAC-12 heptathalon

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LOS ANGELES – University of Colorado redshirt freshman Abrianna Torres had a weekend to remember as she earned a third-place finish in the heptathlon on Sunday at the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships with a personal record of 5,357 points.

 

As a team, the Buffs picked up 12 points in the heptathlon with senior Brianne Beemer placing fifth (5,238) and junior Genny Mayden taking seventh overall (5,161).

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Torres’ score moved her up to sixth on CU’s all-time performers list in the heptathlon. She narrowly beat out Cal’s Jaci Powell for the bronze as Powell was just six points behind Torres (5,351). Arizona State’s Keia Pinnick won with 5,801 points.

 

Torres had a great afternoon, recording personal bests in two of the three events. She jumped 19-4 to place second in the long jump and even though it wasn’t a PR, it was the best jump for her in a heptathlon and placed 10th on the school’s all-time heptathlon list. Torres launched a lifetime best in the javelin with the third best throw by a CU heptathlete (132-11), which also placed second. She finished strong and knocked over seven seconds off her previous PR in the 800, crossing the finish in 2:25.09 for seventh.

 

Beemer also had a nice day. She was eighth in the long jump after recording a jump of 16-10.50 and then PR’d in the javelin by almost four feet with a throw of 120-0. Beemer finished her day with a runner-up finish in the 800, clocking in at 2:15.56. She was half a second from the winner, Pinnick, who finished in 2:15.06.

 

Rounding out CU’s score in the heptathlon was Mayden. She was fifth in the long jump (18-2.50), which was just less than five inches of her PR. Mayden took seventh in the javelin after earning a mark of 118-4 and finished the day with a PR of 2:21.68 in the 800.

 

In the decathlon, Brock Emory picked up a point for the team score by placing eighth overall with a personal best of 6,927 points. The score is the 11th best in CU history and also put him sixth on the all-timer performer’s list for the Buffs. Oregon’s Dakotah Keys won the decathlon with 8,001 points.

 

Emory started the day in the 110-meter hurdles by clocking 15.01 for fourth place; which tied the seventh best time in the decathlon for the Buffs. He was third in the discus with a toss of 129-11 and that was also high in CU’s decathlon record book as it tied for sixth. Emory tied for ninth overall in the pole vault after clearing 13-1.50 and then was eighth in the javelin with a PR of 157-5. He ended the day by running 4:58.79 in the 1,500.

 

“There were many scenarios which I would have been thrilled with today,” assistant coach Lindsey Malone said. “Leaving the track with Colorado in the lead on the women’s side and having every Colorado athlete earn a spot on the podium means more than I can say.   I’m so very proud of our team and thankful that we were able to represent CU on this level.”

 

The Pac-12 Championships will continue next weekend, May 11-12, at Katherine B. Locker Stadium on the campus of USC.

CU media release

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Beemer, Torres and Mayden Lead Buffs On Day 1 Of Pac-12 Track and Field Championships

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LOS ANGELES – After the first day of competition at the Pac-12 Championships, University of Colorado senior Brianne Beemer is in third place in the heptathlon with 3,153 points.

 

Beemer leads a trio of Buffs in the heptathlon. She is 45 points in front of teammate, redshirt freshman Abrianna Torres, who is in fourth with 3,108 and junior Genny Mayden also had a good day and is sixth with 3,053 points. Arizona State’s Keia Pinnick is first overall with 3,441 points.

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“The Buffs have kicked off the Pac-12 Championships in a big way,” Beemer said. “We hope to set the tone for tomorrow and the following weekend.”

 

Beemer had a solid effort on the first day, starting the day running 14.13 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles. The time is the fastest she has ever run in a heptathlon and ranks sixth all-time in CU heptathlon history. Beemer came close to her personal best in the high jump when she cleared 5-4.25 and was also close to her shot put PR with a toss of 35-1.75. She finished the day by running 25.45 in the 200.

 

Torres wasn’t far behind Beemer, finishing the 100-hurdles with a PR of 14.61. She cleared 5-1.25 in the high jump and then came out with a huge throw of 41-11.25 to win the shot put portion of the heptathlon. Torres is already the CU heptathlon shot put record holder (42-7), but this throw was good for second all-time. She finished her day by clocking 25.97 in the 200.

 

Mayden, who is just 55 points behind Torres and 43 points behind fifth place holder Kimberly Conner (UCLA), also had a nice day. She ran the 100-hurdles in 15.23 and cleared 5-4.25 in the high jump. Mayden, who is also a very good thrower, placed third in the meet with a PR of 40-5.50, which was good for sixth in CU’s heptathlon record book. Mayden ran 26.11 in the 200 to finish her day.

 

In the decathlon, Emory had a very nice start and currently sits tied for sixth with 3,680 points. He is tied with Arizona’s Keegan Cooke. Both are just 30 points from fifth place holder, Washington State’s Spencer Wordell (3,710). Washington’s Jeremy Taiwo is first with 4,200 points.

 

Emory ran to a PR, and the eighth best time in CU’s decathlon history, in the 100 at 11.11. His long jump was just short of his personal best, jumping 20-6.50. Emory did extremely well in the shot put and recorded a PR by almost three feet when he earned a mark of 41-9.75, improving from his previous toss of 38-8.75. The throw also ranks third amongst CU decathletes. In the high jump, Emory cleared 6-4.25 before finishing the 400 with a PR of 50.31.

 

Overall the Buffs are poised very well with one day of action remaining in the combined events.

 

“It’s truly amazing to have all four Buffs in scoring position going into day two,” Mayden said. “All three girls finished day one well over 3,000 points, so we all have a lot of momentum going into tomorrow. We are all looking forward to seeing the Buffs dominate the podium tomorrow.”

 

The second and final day of the combined events championships is Sunday. The remaining events will all be contested next weekend, May 11-12, at Katherine B. Locker Stadium on the campus of USC.

CU press release

 

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Yes, GM will loan you a Corvette if you’re scared your Chevy Volt will catch fire

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2012 Corvette to replace burned up Volt Woot!

By Ray Wert
Yes, GM will loan you a Corvette if you’re scared your Chevy Volt will catch fire

With news of more Chevy Volt battery packs catching fire after NHTSA crash testing, General Motors yesterday made an unprecedented damage-controlling offer: Any Volt owner concerned about safety can request a free GM vehicle loan until the issue’s resolved. Yes, any car. Even a Corvette.

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Earlier today, we received the official letter Mark Reuss, President of General Motors North America, is sending to all current Volt owners (they’ll also receive a follow-up phone call from their Volt Advisor — a dedicated GM employee on standby for the duration of their ownership to help them with any problems with the car). The full text of the letter’s below.

The letter includes news that GM will offer a GM loaner to any Volt owner worried about driving their car can drive a loaner car from GM until the situation’s resolved. But the verbiage in the letter — “we will provide you a GM vehicle” — piqued my curiosity.

What car would the General be handing out to owners of the automaker’s green machine? Any car GM makes? So… could you get a Corvette?

We’re not the only ones asking that question. So are several members of some of GM’s online fan forums. One forumite at GM-Volt.com said:

“I would temporally take a Corvette during the investigation. Other than that….. They aint takin my Volt!!!!”

So we called up a couple of folks at GM to find out — can you get a Corvette loaner if you’re scared your Chevy Volt will explode into a fireball after sitting in a wet parking lot for three weeks after a car accident?

It turns out the answer is yes. GM will absolutely put you in a Corvette if that’s what you so desire.

“Theoretically if you wanted to get into a Corvette, the customer’s Volt Advisor will work to get them into one,” said GM spokesperson and part-time genie in a bottle, Greg Martin.

“Obviously the intent of this program is not to provide a long-term Corvette test drive, but our priority is to make sure the customer is satisfied.”

But Martin says that they’re not concerned about a rush of owners running to grab a Corvette ZR1 or a Camaro SS for a multi-month green reprieve. Mostly because the type of person who buys a Volt presumably isn’t interested in high horsepower for the type of drives they’re taking in a Volt.

Pity. Because although I’m a fan of the Volt as a daily driver in semi-urban areas with adequate electric infrastructure, I also know I’d be even more satisfied with a multi-month “Volt vacation” in a Corvette if I were an owner.

But I do have to admit that this is a very shrewd PR move by GM and the Volt team. It’s nice to see a company once known for “turtling up” in their shell-like Detroit bunker at the first sign of a problem finally being proactive and standing by their product.

Here’s the full text of the letter from Reuss:

Dear Volt Owner,

You may have seen the recent news articles regarding the NHTSA’s (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) safety investigation of the Chevrolet Volt. I’m writing you today with more details that, I think, will put things in perspective and make you feel better about your Volt.

First and foremost, I want to assure you of one very important thing: the Volt is a safe car. The Volt continues to have a 5 star overall vehicle score for safety in NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program. It was also given a Top Safety Pick Award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

There are good reasons the Volt is safe. Our team has put more than one million miles into making the Chevrolet Volt as safe as it is remarkable. After all, our families, neighbors, co-workers and friends are among those who own the cars we’re tasked with designing, engineering and manufacturing.

Here are the facts behind the most recent news articles. In May, the NHTSA ran one of its most severe crash tests at a test facility in Wisconsin. The Volt battery was damaged and the coolant line was ruptured. Three weeks later, an electrical fire involving the test vehicle occurred.

NHSTA, working with GM engineers, has been running a program of severe impact and intrusion tests on Volt battery assemblies as part of its effort to understand and replicate the May 2011 incident. Thanksgiving night, NHTSA told us that one of the batteries tested was involved in an electrical fire similar to the one that took place in Wisconsin. As a result NHTSA has begun a preliminary investigation of Chevrolet Volt battery assemblies.

We are aware of no real world consumer incidents that have produced a similar result. These recent tests show a very rare set of circumstances: A severe impact resulting in the battery and coolant lines being compromised. And then the passing of a significant amount of time before an electrical fire may take place.

The Volt is as safe as conventional vehicles for its occupants – before, during and immediately after a crash. When electrical energy is left in a battery after a severe crash it can be similar to leaving gasoline in a leaking fuel tank after severe damage. It’s important to drain the energy from the battery after a crash that compromises the battery’s integrity. GM and NHTSA’s focus and research continue to be on battery performance, handling, storage and disposal after a crash.

Even though there have been no customer incidents, we’re taking steps to ensure your peace of mind. If you are in any way uncomfortable driving your Volt as a result of this information, we want to make it right. We will provide you a GM vehicle to drive until this issue is resolved. Contact your Volt Advisor to make arrangements or to answer your questions. If you are not aware of your specific Volt Advisor, the contact information is: phone: 877-4-VOLT-INFO (877-486-5846) email: Voltda101@gmexpert.com.

We take enormous pride in Volt and what it represents-a new era of electric vehicles that can reduce dependence on gas, reduce air pollution, and more. On-going collaboration between the government, manufacturers and other stakeholders will enhance post crash protocols and accelerate acceptance of electric vehicles.

There is nothing more important to us at General Motors than the safety of our customers. We will continue to aid the NHTSA investigation in every way possible.

We stand 100% behind the quality and safety of the Chevrolet Volt – now and always.

Thank you for being a Volt owner. By the way I am also a Volt owner, my daughter drives it every day and she will continue to do so.

Mark Reuss
President GM North America and Volt Owner (#1457)

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We are the media like it or not Jann Scott’s Journal #boulder

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I say we. It is a term often used when referring to a media  organization, personality or product. I am a “me” and I am also a “we”. Jann Scott the writer is a me I suppose, since it is me that is writing here. Except I appear in a network. I am supported by a network of people.

Jann Scott the talk show host doesn’t exist a lone either. I have always appeared on a radio station with support staff or a satellite network with even more support. In TV I have worked at stations or cable channels either live or on tape never alone always with a team.

Today I host 22Boom on cable channel 22 here in Boulder. It takes approximately 6 people to produce each episode plus an editor or two, and the staff at channel 22 to get it on the air.  Even a Jann Scott Live segment inside of 22Boom takes at least 4 people to produce. After all of that is done the show simultaneously appears on Boulder Channel 1 and all the Channel One Networks. Then it is touted on You tube, twitter and Face book.

Boulder Channel One and all the Channel One Networks are an even bigger under taking with contributions by hundreds of people, hundreds of channels, 1000s of viewers and fans and unfans.

Fans are the topic of todays Journal. With the advent of Social Media the waters have murkied a bit and it is up to me  up to us to not get  murked in the muck as Dan Culberson likes to say.   Social Media and the Internet have produced a lot of so called citizen journalists of which I am not one. I am not saying I am better I am just saying I am not them. Neither are we. Our (my) fans are often social media types who are not me either. I (we) use social media as a conveyor belt into the general populous.  And though the perception may be that we are Tweeps, we are not. We are separate from. There is a whole other world that could care less about Twitter or the internet. They watch TV, read the paper and don’t give a crap about sm.

We are media. I am media with a traditional outlook and management. It’s just that we are “new media” , but media just the same.  So I may seem like a person to you or Boulder Channel 1 may appear to be some guy just like every twitter gal or guy blogger is someone  representing only themselves…we aren’t that.

I mean, if fans want to perceive me that way it’s Okay.  I guess. It is our unfans, the jealous ones who like to complain. But I try to not pay attention. But it is hard not to because they are fans or unfans. I know we have done our job when even they don’t know or they think we are down to their level: sniveling children.

I once had some unfans go on a tear about how we were not real which was interesting to watch on the internet. Recently when Steve Jobs died an executive at at a  PR firm wrote to me screaming because he didn’t like our tribute. He went so far as to threaten to ruin me.  That was a bit out of character for a pr firm who usually  try to sell me something. We determined that the PR exec must have been drunk the night he wrote to us because his personal profile says he starts and ends his day with beer.Cause to threaten to ruin a talk show host or TV network is just as flattering as a  praise.

This is  a trap I occasionally fall into …deep. The trap is to write in forums and not on TV.  Jo Anne Ostrowe the Denver Post TV writer once asked me during an interview.. “what’s this we thing Jann?” I avoided her stupid question as she continued to write about us.

We always have to remind young people when they come to work here what the rules are. 1st rule is that this isn’t social media and you are not a fan here. The rules here are you are now working for a media organization and we demand 100% loyalty. Which means no working for any other media outlet, no personal blogs, video outside of the network. We want you to build your creativity here, but you don’t get to moonlight or think you run the place, we do. That doesn’t always set well with the new sm types, but fortunately , there are plenty of network trad kids out there who love it. Just thought I’d clear that up

from the oo koo ka choo Capitol of America

Jann Scott

Boulder Colorado

 

 

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Online advertising does not work?? Oh no kidding by Jann Scott

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Boulder Colorado The latest buzz on twitter from local online advertising firms is that On Line advertising does not work for small business’s like restaurants and retailers. It really does not work for big companies either. Banner ads don’t work and neither do pay for click ads. Two major PR firms and one Boulder ad house came right out and said basically, that online advertising is a dud.
First of all it costs too much money according to Trada ceo. Then SM kid Gabe Lee spread an article around face book saying Banner ads are a loser. Now these are two people who are speaking out of school in the ad world??
yep, But we agree with them.
HERE’S THE RUB: We’ve in in the advertising business at the local level for 30 years so we know what get results for advertisers. We have to or we would not be in business. Advertisers want results. They want to see income levels go up as a result of buying advertising.
You’ll notice Banner ads on the right side here. Do they work?? Yep. Why. Because we treat our advertisers as kings and queens. We don’t treat them as marks the way most online companies do. LIKE FACEBOOK, TWITTER and most of the Boulder online ad houses. What do I mean by that.??
We give our advertisers a full service compliment, track every hit, and we provide them with everything from video to pr. We don’t just sell them. We make it happen for them. We work their business for them.  Ask them. They love us. If you are local and you want inexpensive old school results in a world of new technology call me   Jann Scott 303 447 8531

CBS Sunday Morning visits Boulder with this happy little piece

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The pursuit of happiness
Sunday Morning correspondent Jim Axelrod’s new book “In The Long Run” took him across the country to two very different communities to find out what beckons us to the pursuit of happiness.

All of the PR women at Downtown Boulder and Twitter have gone nuts congratulating them selves on “oh my god we are #1 at being happy” Really? Just as long as everyone who actually lives here doesn’t start believing their own hype, press, and horn blowing.

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