Colorado and Colorado State reportedly have “handshake agreement” to continue Rocky Mountain Showdown

Colorado and Colorado State do not have any future games officially scheduled beyond 2020, but the two schools may have a verbal agreement to add future games in 2023 and 2024.

The Mercury News shared a look at the upcoming schedule rotation for the Pac-12 over the next eight seasons. Those with a close eye on Colorado’s upcoming schedule rotation took note of a pair of games scheduled against Colorado State that has not yet been officially announced. According to a Daily Camera report, that is because those games still have to have a contract signed by representatives from both schools. Despite the lack of a contract, it does appear Colorado and Colorado State will manage to add at least two additional games in the rivalry moving forward.

The CSU games in 2023 and 2024 are in red because those dates are not official and no contract has been signed between the schools. However, the athletic directors at both schools have told Buffzone that there is a handshake agreement to play those games, and it’s just a matter of drawing up and signing the contract.

Colorado’s non-conference schedule is booked in 2021 and 2022 without Colorado State. Colorado State has three vacancies currently in 2022 to fill, as well as in 2023. The Rams will be playing Washington State in each of those two seasons. Colorado State has generally scheduled at least two power conference opponents on its non-conference schedule, so the addition of Colorado on top of Washington State is an ideal outcome for the Rams.

Here’s hoping this fun in-state rivalry does continue, whether it is played in Denver on a neutral field or between campus locations.

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Mayfield Heights dentist travels to Belize to offer her services to children in need

Dr. Marie Calabrese, a Mayfield Village resident, traveled in February to Belize City in Belize offering her professional skills to underprivileged children at St. Mary’s Primary School. Here, Calabrese poses with some of those children.(
Dr. Marie Calabrese

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — When dentist Dr. Marie Calabrese was completing her residency program at the Cleveland Clinic 20 years ago she spotted on the wall of the specialist with whom she was studying an article telling of doctors working abroad to help the underprivileged.

"I thought then that that’s what I wanted to do some day," she remembers today.

That "some day" has come to pass — twice — and Calabrese has felt the experience so rewarding that she is looking forward to traveling and offering her services once more.

Specifically, Calabrese has traveled, in 2016 and again in February of this year, to Belize City in Belize. Formerly known as British Honduras, and still a British commonwealth, Belize is located in Central America, along the Caribbean Sea. To the west of the city are jungles.

Many people in Belize speak English, while some speak Spanish. There are also people living there of Mayan heritage.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Calabrese, a few years ago, came across an old college friend, fellow dentist Dr. Jay McCaslin, who practices in Savannah, Ga. McCaslin is friends with Dr. Steve Acuff and his wife, Monti, who formed 25 years ago the program Project Smile.

McCaslin told Calabrese of his work with Project Smile in Belize City. The program focuses on preventative dentistry. Volunteer dentists and hygienists clean teeth, offer fluoride treatment, administer sealant, provide fillings and remove baby teeth from young people.

The Acuff’s church, Christ Episcopal Church in Savannah, had formed a relationship with St. Mary’s Primary School in Belize City, which has led volunteer dentists to travel to that city to provide free dental care once per year in the month of February.

On her most recent trip, Calabrese was one of two dentists to volunteer. She worked for three-and-a-half days during her week-long trip.

"Most people in Belize City are living day-to-day," Calabrese said. "There’s not a lot of wealth there. There are street vendors who will try to sell you things. You’ll see clothes drying on lines.

"A lot of their children have (tooth) decay. It’s from a combination of a lack of education about hygiene and their increased access to sweets. Their diets are consisting more and more of processed foods."

The volunteer dentists set up in a classroom at the older building that is home to St. Mary’s School and see students ages 4-14. In addition to St. Mary’s students, a few children from a neighboring school also receive care.

"We saw 275 kids this year," Calabrese said. Two years ago, she saw 175 young patients.

While seeing a dentist is not enjoyable to most people, aching teeth can make one more appreciative of their skills.

"One girl asked me if I was going to pull her aching tooth, which made me wonder how long she had been in pain that she was willing to come up to a stranger and hug me."

The youngsters, Calabrese said, are, for the most part, happy to see her and fellow volunteers. The dentists don’t usually see the children’s parents but, Calabrese said, "One mother thanked me and said she was grateful because to see a dentist (in Belize City) would be very expensive."

Calabrese didn’t head south alone. Making the trip with her were two hygienists from her office, Nicole Clevery and Heather Fields, and her administrative assistant Liz Rickrode.

"I was so proud of my team," Calabrese said. "They did such a great job."

Making the trip even better was that Calabrese’s brother, Chris Pawlowski, traveled from his New Jersey home to meet her in Belize.

Calabrese is thankful to Lee Buck, a representative of Patterson Dental, who donated $1,000 worth of dental supplies she purchased for the trip.

Calabrese and husband, Don, are parents of two children, Devan, 10, and Juliana, 7. Her practice is located in the Landerbrook Dental Professionals building, 5825 Landerbrook Drive.

When she returns in 2020, Calabrese is hoping to take along her son.

She encourages other dentists to volunteer and said that the trip makes one more appreciative of what one has in life.

"What we have here compared to some others around the world — I live in a relatively safe area and I know that I’m going to eat that day. Some people don’t have those things.

"It’s a good feeling to be able to use my skills to help people," she said. "I always try to live life with gratitude, but sometimes gratitude isn’t enough."

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3 people hurt after car crashes into Elyria dentist office

ELYRIA- Three people are recovering after a car crashed into the Leidenheimer Dental Group in Elyria Monday.

It happened just before noon on North Ridge Road. Dr. Leidenheimer said the car careened into the building where his employees’ desks are.

One person in the office was injured. Two people in the car were also hurt. All of the injuries are non-life threatening.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. The Leidenheimer Dental office is expected to reopen to patients Tuesday.

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Denver Broncos draft capsule


LAST SEASON: Coach Vance Joseph’s first season was a debacle in every phase. Denver’s anemic offense cycled through three QBs during season that included franchise’s longest skid (eight games) in 50 years and featured eight double-digit losses. Joseph eventually replaced offensive coordinator Mike McCoy with Bill Musgrave. An exhausted defense led by first-time coordinator Joe Woods surrendered 29 TD passes after allowing average of 16 in Wade Phillips’ two seasons in Denver. Joseph stuck with rookie special teams coordinator Brock Olivo despite awful season that included six fumbles by rookie returner Isaiah McKenzie and game against New England in which Denver’s blunders in kicking game led to astounding 24 points by Patriots. Olivo was among six assistants Joseph fired after season — once GM John Elway had decided to keep Joseph rather than embark on search for fourth head coach in five years.



POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: DE Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State; G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame; CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State; RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State; QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma.

OUTLOOK: Joseph knows he has to bounce back in big way, so it would seem he’d push for non-QB with team’s first pick, player who can help right away rather than another quarterback who wouldn’t get on field this year after addition of Case Keenum in free agency. Chubb would help LB Von Miller, who missed DeMarcus Ware’s presence last year. Ward would give Broncos four outstanding cornerbacks like group that led them to Super Bowl in 2015. Nelson would solidify line that’s been Elway’s bugaboo for six years. Barkley would give Broncos kind of running back they haven’t had since Hall of Famer Terrell Davis was helping Elway win consecutive Super Bowls in 1990s.


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Colorado’s Ascent Capital Group undergoes CEO change – Denver Business Journal

Ascent Capital Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCMA) announced Thursday that its CEO has stepped down and a replacement has been named.

William Fitzgerald, who has been with the Greenwood Village-based home security systems provider for 18 years, will be replaced by William Niles. Niles has since 2008 serves as executive vice president and general counsel and secretary at Ascent.

"Bill and I have been partners together at Ascent for nearly 18 years and I have tremendous respect for him and all he has provided the company during that time,” said William Fitzgerald, Chairman of Ascent Capital Group. “I’m confident he will serve us very well in his new capacity as CEO.”

Niles also served as director of Dallas-based Monitronics Inc. (MONI) Smart Security since its 2013 acquisition by Ascent Capital Group.

Fitzgerald will continue in his role as chairman of the board.

Ascent Capital Group Inc. is a spinoff of John Malone’s Liberty Media empire.

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San Benito man accused of stealing thousands from Los Fresnos dentist

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said investigators arrested Francisco Hernandez-Limon on Wednesday on Rio Hondo Independent School District property.

According to the district’s website, Hernandez-Limon worked as a bookkeeper.

The allegations, however, stem from when Hernandez-Limon worked at Los Fresnos Family Dentistry.

In June 2016, Lucio said that office’s owner contacted him to file a report about $48,000 that was missing from the books.

Investigators later discovered a total of $308,000 that was missing and accuse Hernandez-Limon of stealing it through various methods.

“He found different means to go ahead and take money,” Lucio said at a Thursday news conference.

Hernandez-Limon took cash from Los Fresnos Family Dentistry, forged checks, used the company credit card to charge personal items and gave himself unauthorized bonuses, Lucio explained.

“It didn’t happen overnight,” Lucio said of the allegations.

As far as recovering the stolen money, Lucio said a court may take up restitution and the victim can always try to recover damages through the civil process. Hernandez-Limon was arraigned at 2 p.m. Thursday on a charge of misapplication of fiduciary property.

Lucio said the suspect, if convicted, could be sentenced up to 99 years in prison, but not less than five years, and also face a $10,000 fine.

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Global Dental Implants Market – Increasing Number of Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments to Drive Growth | Technavio


Technavio market research analysts forecast the global dental implants market to grow at a CAGR of approximately 5% during the period 2018-2022, according to their latest report.

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This market research report segments the global dental implants market into the following end-users (dental hospitals and clinics, dental laboratories, and others (physicians’ offices and dental service organizations)) and key regions (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). This report will also provide detailed insights regarding the prominent trends impacting market growth.

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In this report, Technavio analysts highlight the increasing number of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic treatments as a key factor contributing to the growth of the global dental implants market:

Increasing number of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic treatments

Dental aesthetics emphasize on enhancing the dental and facial appearance through cosmetic treatments. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are used in dental diseases such dental caries and periodontal diseases as well as for tooth whitening and bleaching that improves the color of the teeth. The use of CAD/CAM systems has improved the accuracy of these procedures. 3D technology is being extensively used to design and develop dental prosthesis and dental impressions.

Dental clinics and dental implant vendors use various marketing strategies that help to create customer interest. The awareness levels about cosmetic dentistry are high in developed and developing countries. Therefore, many people in these countries are choosing dental implants to avoid social stigma and to improve appearance. The availability of advanced dental implants, the presence of prosthetic products such as dental crowns, the increasing investments in R&D for the development of dental implants, and the presence of many dentists and dental care professionals skilled in cosmetic dentistry procedures will drive the growth of the global dental implants market.

According to a senior analyst at Technavio for in-vitro diagnostics, “In most of the developing and underdeveloped countries, including the countries in Africa, the lack of awareness about dental hygiene is leading to periodontal diseases. Periodontal diseases are associated with tooth loss. Tooth loss can also be caused by age-related degenerative changes in the geriatric population. The increasing edentulous population because of dental diseases and age-related dental conditions will increase the demand for dental implants during the forecast period. Dental implants are essential for the fitment of dental prostheses such as crowns and bridges.”

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The dental hospitals and clinics end-user segment dominated the market by accounting for approximately 75% of the market share. The increasing number of public and private dental clinics and the growing governmental support in developed countries such as Canada, Japan, the US, and the UK and a few developing countries such as China have increased the number of prosthetic implantations and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Private investments for the establishment of dental clinics have increased over the years. These clinics are set up with high-quality dental equipment that eases the dental implantation procedures. These clinics are expected to increase the adoption of dental implants through their specialized services.

In 2017, the global dental implants market was dominated by EMEA that accounted for around 47% market share. The increasing healthcare expenditure, the growing awareness about oral health, and adequate reimbursements for dental surgical procedures drive market growth in the region.

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Girl Scout makes scrapbooks for seniors

She watched her grandmother struggle with lung cancer and saw how she cherished a scrapbook she made for her.

When Hannah Heilman, a junior at Greenwood Community High School, was pursuing a project idea to earn the coveted and highest award in Girl Scouts, she decided to make scrapbooks for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients at Greenwood Village South. She presented the residents with their scrapbooks in February.

She spent nearly 150 hours piecing together the books for 15 residents and put in extra pages for them and their families to fill in their own memories.

Anything the residents did in their lives was eligible for the scrapbook, and Heilman worked with each of the families to figure out what should be included. Family members provided written descriptions of memorable things they had done, such as taking vacations, favorite hobbies and favorite foods.

Hannah Heilman, a junior at Greenwood Community High School, goes over the scrapbook she made with Rose Martlage-Henneke, a resident at Greenwood Village South. Heilmade scrapbooks for 15 residents at the retirement community to help them remember their lives.
Hannah Heilman, a junior at Greenwood Community High School, goes over the scrapbook she made with,Sandra Mathews a resident at Greenwood Village South. Heilmade scrapbooks for 15 residents at the retirement community to help them remember their lives.

The intent was to allow residents struggling with diseases that caused memory loss to connect with their memories and to give staff a way to get to know the patients better, said Suzy Heilman, Hannah’s mother.

“My heart was touched. It was so incredible to see how much I was able to touch these residents’ lives,” she said.

Residents cried happy tears when she presented them; one nonverbal resident mouthed “thank you.” The residents now have scrapbooks of their families that some told Heilman they would treasure forever, Hannah Heilman said.

“Many tears and hugs followed as they went through the books together, page by page. The looks of joy on their faces were priceless,” Suzy Heilman said.

Hannah’s project started a few years ago when her grandmother, Pat, was dying of lung cancer.

She decided she wanted to make a scrapbook of her grandmother’s life. The scrapbook has since become a family memento, with family members thumbing through it and friends looking through it at Pat’s funeral, Suzy Heilman said.

“This was a very touching gift from her heart as she and Pat went thru the pages together. That book was looked through many times by other family members during Pat’s time in hospice and then later by Pat’s friends at her funeral,” she said.

When Hannah needed a Gold Scout project, she said she wanted to give some of that same joy to residents of Greenwood Village South.

“The project had a huge impact on my life and was eye-opening,” she said. “I learned so much about each person’s life. It was crazy to see this long life that each person lived, which was unique to themselves.”

Future residents also will be able to have scrapbooks, as Heilman will collect surveys that families fill out and will make scrapbooks for them as well.

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