By Joe Nguyen
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Happy Tuesday, Rounduppers!
It’s National IT Professionals Day, so do something nice for that person who’s thanklessly fixing your computer issues.
Celebrating birthdays include “21 Jump Street” actor Dustin Nguyen (57), director Bryan Singer (52) and NHL star Alex Ovechkin (34).
Question: For those of you who have ever stolen a co-worker’s lunch, why’d ya do it? Asking for a hungry, bald friend.
And now, on to the news:
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+ Today’s Weather: A tiny chance of rain.
+ From the opinion page: “Aurora’s plot is a tax increase and it won’t help stop teen vaping,” Jon Caldara writes.
+ Ask Amy: So, Going Crazy’s husband was sexting with her sister. Yep.
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Colorado AG sets sights on Sackler family after rejecting opioid settlement with embattled Purdue Pharma
In this April 2, 2018, file photo, a pharmacist in San Francisco poses for photos holding a bottle of OxyContin. (Jeff Chiu, The Associated Press)
“The current offer is too indefinite and does not provide enough funds to warrant us signing off on it.”
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, who last week rejected taking part in a tentative multi-billion-dollar settlement with Purdue Pharma, said Monday that despite the firm’s bankruptcy filing, he will continue to pursue its deep-pocketed owners in court, Jessica Seaman reports.
Colorado detective portrayed in Netflix’s “Unbelievable” says solving serial rape case was “about justice”
Meritt Weaver, right, plays Karen Duvall, based on real-life former Golden police Detective Stacy Galbraith, in Netflix’s new series “Unbelievable,” based on the hunt for Colorado serial rapist Marc O’Leary. (Courtesy Netflix)
In 2011, serial rapist Marc O’Leary was sentenced in a Jefferson County courtroom to 327 years in prison for sexually assaulting — or attempting to assault — women in Aurora, Golden, Lakewood and Westminster.
Now, eight years later, the story of the team-up between those cities’ police departments to catch O’Leary, based on Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting by ProPublica and The Marshall Project, has been adapted into Netflix’s latest original series, “Unbelievable,” James Burky writes.
Bon Appétit has named a Denver restaurant one of America’s 10 Best New Restaurants — The Know
Inside the dining room, bar and pasta-drying areas of The Wolf’s Tailor, the year-old Sunnyside restaurant that made Bon Appétit’s 10 best new restaurants in America. (Josie Sexton, The Denver Post)
It’s official: For the second year in a row, a Denver restaurant has been named one of America’s 10 Best New Restaurants by Bon Appétit magazine.
The national food publication announced its winners this morning, and The Wolf’s Tailor, the year-old pasta and robata grill restaurant in Sunnyside, came in at No. 10 on the list, Josie Sexton reports.
By the Numbers
Emmanuel Sanders (10) of the Denver Broncos reacts to being the target of a pass in the end zone from Joe Flacco (5) that was intercepted by Kyle Fuller (23) of the Chicago Bears during the second half of Chicago’s 16-14 win on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
The number of times the Broncos have began their season 0-2 since joining the NFL.
Oct. 30-Nov. 10
The dates for the 42nd annual Denver Film Festival, which includes a tribute to late artistic director Brit Withey.
The street value of nearly 6,000 marijuana plants that were destroyed from 40 clandestine marijuana grow sites in Las Animas County this summer.
When Hillary and Chelsea Clinton will be coming to Denver on a book tour. — The Know
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A toast from Jacaranda, Modou Jaiteh’s West African restaurant coming to Rosetta Hall in Boulder. (Provided by Rosetta Hall)
+ Boulder’s first food hall opens next month with international fare, a rooftop lounge and a nightclub.
+ Lakewood police released a K-9 dog on a sleeping man who almost died from his injuries, an excessive-force lawsuit alleges.
+ Fewer young people are taking up hunting, which has hunters worried about the sport’s future. — The Know Outdoors
+ Can Endeavor Colorado make the state internationally relevant on the entrepreneurship scene?
+ Dog the Bounty Hunter was hospitalized in Colorado for a possible heart condition.
+ Beto O’Rourke will be visiting Aurora on Thursday.
+ Legend High School athletic director Kevin Boley has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing after a police investigation.
+ Denver is on pace to have its hottest September ever.
+ Sam Girard has a long contract and a big future with the Avalanche.
+ Aspen opera house expansion project deemed unfeasible.
+ Colorado ranked among the highest in the country in employment measures for refugees and immigrants.
+ Chad Bettis expects to be fully ready for 2020, with the intent of returning to the Rockies from hip surgery as an effective bullpen piece.
+ In Estes Park, it’s frisky elk season which apparently attracts a lot of tourists who want to watch the animals mate. — The Know Outdoors
What We’re Reading
+ RTD’s getting closer to doing something with that empty lot at Broadway and Colfax. — CPR
+ Denver Arts & Venues is looking for neighborhood art projects to fund with up to $10,000 each. — Denverite
+ From choosing a major to buying textbooks: 7 ways to save money on college. — USA Today
+ The third debate influenced those who watched … but a lot of people didn’t. — FiveThirtyEight
Song of the Day
Song: “You Might Think”
Artist: The Cars
Sounds like: Ric Ocasek, the frontman of The Cars, died Sunday. He was 75. Here’s my favorite song from the group.
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