Latest Mike Rudeen Stories

2008-08-15 00:00:17

By Mike Rudeen Marion, of Denver, is wondering whether diners sitting on the patio of a new restaurant in her neighborhood are breaking the law by smoking there. As long as they are 15 feet from the door and the owner hasn't designated it a no-smoking area, they aren't doing anything illegal.

2008-08-04 09:00:51

By Mike Rudeen Barbara wanted to know how she could find a math tutor for her 9- year-old grandson. I checked with Jefferson County and Denver public schools and was told that the best first step is to call the child's school and talk to either the teacher or the principal.

2008-07-09 09:00:25

By Mike Rudeen Why is Peg a nickname for Margaret? - Peg, Broomfield Bryan ("Don't call me Bry") says it isn't, but most sources I could find disagree with him. Basically, as Margaret was shortened, it became Maggie, Meg and many variations.

2008-07-08 09:00:30

By Mike Rudeen Bob saw a medallion in an airline catalog that bore the motto "do right and fear no man." He wondered where the words came from and where he could find one of the medallions. Jim and Roger came to the rescue.

2008-07-01 09:01:01

By Mike Rudeen In a recent question about the price of oil, Jack also asked how much it would cost today to produce a barrel of oil from oil shale. I asked Shell Oil Co., one of the big players researching the recovery of oil from oil shale, what a barrel would cost.

2008-06-16 09:01:05

By Mike Rudeen Dick and Jean asked recently about a "forest" of solar panels near the mustang statue at DIA: who put them there and where the generated power goes. The day their question ran in this space, the Rocky had a story in the business section about that solar forest.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.