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An adviser to Bill Clinton says the former president has had two stents placed in one of his coronary arteries.

The adviser, Douglas Band, says Clinton was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital on Thursday after experiencing chest discomfort. Band says that after seeing his heart doctor, Clinton underwent the procedure to place the stents in the artery.

Band says Clinton is in good spirits.

Clinton had quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 to open four blocked arteries.

Read more at DenverPost.com.

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USING TWITTER TO RESOLVE ISSUES

Twitter is also becoming an innovative resource for resolving customer complaints.

Follow Marshall Zelinger on Twitter at “7Marshall”.

Many companies now monitor Twitter for keywords, in case complaints are surfacing among tweets. Comcast is one company that has its own Twitter account — “Comcastcares” — and actively searches out customer complaints and tries to resolve them online.

Zach Knaus showed 7News his Twitter history with Home Depot. Last summer, he tweeted a friend about a customer service issue with Home Depot. Within three hours, someone from a Home Depot Twitter account contacted Knaus to help solve his issue.

"I was actually talking to another Twitter user and they saw my tweet," wrote Knaus. "They were helpful and helped me take the next steps to get it fixed."

Ryan Amirault also wrote 7News about using Twitter to get help more efficiently. “I have found Twitter to be a great way to reach companies and also on the flip side it is a great way for a company to find feedback from their customers,” wrote Amirault. Before you spend your time dialing and waiting to speak to the next customer service representative, consider your options online.

DISH Network contacted 7News after seeing a preview of our story. Representatives want to alert customers of the DISH Network twitter page.

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Please Stop By Zip Gallery this weekend.
January 31th is the last day of the exhibit.

Gallery Hours:  Friday 6-10pm, Sat & Sun 12-5pm

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It’s that time of year again. The Colorado Avalanche are proud to announce the 2010 Dachshund Cup Races!!! Below you will find all the information on the event. Tell every Dachshund you know that this is their time to shine in the spotlight.

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Author: Zach Knaus

In Tuesday’s election in Massachusetts there was what some would consider a major upset victory for a Republican in a heavily democratic state. Newly elected Senator Scott Brown beat Democrat Martha Coakley in Massachusetts’ Senate election and it wasn’t even close. How could it be a Republican could win in the land of the Kennedy’s and the seat held by the democratic leader Ted Kennedy? Well one reason for this stunning victory can be attributed to Sen. Brown’s use of social media.

Analysts cite different reasons why Sen. Brown won, but a couple articles in the Wall Street Journal point to Brown’s social media outreach campaign. From the article by Susan Davis, “Atwitter in Mass.: Brown’s Social Media Strategy Tops Coakley’s,” she lays out the difference between Brown’s and Coakley’s use of social media, just look at a few of the numbers:

Facebook Fans: Brown (70,800), Coakley (13,529)

Twitter Followers: Brown (9,679), Coakley (3,385)

YouTube Video Views: Brown (578,271), Coakley (51,173)

It is clear that Sen. Brown reached a much larger community of individuals than Coakley did and in some cases by more than 10 to 1. 

The second article from the Wall Street Journal details how Brown used Google ads to reach a larger audience. Even I have questioned the effectiveness of online advertising, but I think it is time to reconsider. The article is by reporter Jennifer Valentino entitled, “How Scott Brown Used Google to Get Results in Mass. Election.” She writes:

“There’s been a lot of news out today about how Mr. Brown has used social networking tools to help his campaign…But amid all the talk of Twitter and Facebook, a slightly less sexy but still powerful tool has often been overlooked — the campaign’s groundbreaking use of Google to drive volunteers and voters.

Beginning Thursday, the Brown campaign began what’s known as a Google network blast, an advertising tactic that floods Google content network Web pages in a particular geographic area with display ads from one advertiser. ‘If you were in Massachusetts, pretty much all day every day you would see a Scott Brown ad,’ Mr. Panger said, adding that earlier ads encouraged people to volunteer for the campaign, while later ones focused on getting out the vote.”

Now that we have seen the power of social media in helping Sen. Brown to victory, I hope Colorado candidates and campaigns use these tools more effectively for their outreach. I think younger voters would be excited to help build these networks and be a part of the conversation. However, elected officials shouldn’t just use these tools during an election; they should keep using them while they are in office. I hope Sen. Brown provides an example and continues using social media to reach out to his constituents in Massachusetts.

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The Broncos are headed to London.

The NFL and the team announced Friday the Broncos will play the San Francisco 49ers at London’s Wembley Stadium on Oct. 31.

Read more on denverpost.com/sports.

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