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Reader thanks Reader for Support of Jazz and Blues PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 15 July 2003 18:00
As a dedicated jazz and blues lover and supporter, I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the outstanding support the River Cities’ Reader provided for the 19th Annual Mississippi Valley Blues Festival held in LeClaire Park in Davenport from July 3 through 5.

 
Senate Committee Rebukes the FCC PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 15 July 2003 18:00
When the Federal Communications Commission voted June 2 to remove key restrictions on media consolidation, dissident Commissioner Michael Copps warned, “This Commission’s drive to loosen the rules and its reluctance to share its proposals with the people before we voted awoke a sleeping giant.

 
Jobs Program with Interesting History Gets the Ax PDF Print E-mail
Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 15 July 2003 18:00
A $6-million annual state program to help at-risk high-school students graduate and find jobs has been vetoed out of existence by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. The program appears to be worthwhile, and the governor has never really explained why he wanted to kill it, other than he wants to “streamline” and “consolidate” the state’s job-training efforts.

 
Illinois Governor Plays All the Angles – and Wins PDF Print E-mail
Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 08 July 2003 18:00
After months of publicly jabbing the General Assembly for its hidebound ways, Governor Rod Blagojevich is now aiming his sharp political elbows at his fellow constitutional officers, including his most likely re-election rival.

 
Visual Images and How We See the World PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 08 July 2003 18:00
Media critics often say that visual images trump words. The claim makes some sense: Pictures have major impacts on how we see the world. And we’re apt to pay less attention to photo captions or the voice-overs that accompany news footage on TV screens.

 
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