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Lawsuits Gone Wild PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 29 January 2002 18:00
Good morning, your honor. I represent the plaintiff in this matter, Becky Lynn Gritzke.” “Very well. Proceed.” “Your honor, as you may have read in the papers, we are suing the producers of Girls Gone Wild.

 
School Board Has Only Itself to Blame for School-Closing Disaster PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 29 January 2002 18:00
It was almost like the old movie cliché: the packed public meeting at which angry and emotional townspeople give passionate, eloquent speeches that convince the council to Do the Right Thing. But Monday’s meeting of the Davenport school board didn’t end with a dramatic tie-breaking vote and the cheers of hundreds of people.

 
Who Gets the Ticket? PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
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.

 
Gas and Oil PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 22 January 2002 18:00
“Good morning, The White House.” “Yeah, it’s Ken Lay from Enron. Lemme talk to the president.” “Who?” “Kenneth Lay. L-A-Y. I’m on a pay phone, sweetie. Chop-chop.” “I’m sorry.

 
Guenther’s Service Station and JG Designers Salon Understand Exceptional Service! PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
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.

 
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