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Inside the Pepsi Center, the jumbo screen still silently streams stars and stripes, but there is no one to salute.
It was clear upon entrance today that it was a different day at the Pepsi Center. Aurora Avenue, which had been a long, punishing walk through two sets of security has been returned to its original intent, with cars and buses whizzing by, unfettered by chain link and concrete. The entrance to the arena, a place where you would be Tazer-ed, or worse, for breaching without credentials, has become just one more street corner. I entered gingerly out of habit, patting my pockets for metals to get through non-existent mags.