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Local Services for Valentine’s Day PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 12 February 2002 18:00
Several weeks ago, I wrote about two locally owned businesses that I recently discovered. This week I want to talk about three locally and woman-owned enterprises that I have been doing business with for many years, and make for good ideas for Valentine’s Day or any occasion.

 
Enron is Example of Failed Economic Model of Capitalism PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 05 February 2002 18:00
As the Enron travesty unfolds, promising to be the most diabolical and heinous corporate scandal in America’s history, perhaps citizens are beginning to awaken to the corporate terror being perpetrated upon us (is it any less terrifying to have your life’s savings, the resources you planned to live out your life with, wiped out by the very people you believed were protecting it?).

 
Who Gets the Ticket? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 January 2002 18:00
The Iowa legislature is considering new legislation to curb the predatory practices associated with contract home sales. There is also legislation pending to undo the damage perpetrated on Iowans in 1996, when the legislature passed a law permitting “pay day loans” that allow usury interest rates, or “fees” as they are called, to be charged to consumers who utilize the service.

 
Guenther’s Service Station and JG Designers Salon Understand Exceptional Service! PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 January 2002 18:00
In the past month, I have found two sources of simple but enormous pleasure, where I feel welcome and pampered as a patron. The first was my discovery of a small Conoco service station at the corner of 2nd and Warren streets in downtown Davenport, just a block west of the Centennial Bridge.

 
James P. Ven Horst: December 10, 1913-December 24, 2001 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 January 2002 18:00
On Christmas Eve of 2001, another dear and cherished friend of my family died, Jim Ven Horst. Jim was 88 years wonderful. Jim wed two lovely women in his life. His first wife, Florine – with whom he had three childen, Joe, Roger, and Debbie – died almost 20 years ago.

 
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