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Singing the Blues over Mike Dassie’s Passing PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Wednesday, 04 July 2001 18:00
I’ve known Mike Dassie for well over 20 years. Mike passed away last Thursday, June 28, after 57 years of a truly great presence on this earth. Mike was manager of the Davenport Country Club for thirteen years, owned O’Meara’s Pub in downtown Bettendorf for five years, and then went on to operate his own successful catering business.

 
Students Get Up Close with Government PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 26 June 2001 18:00
Democracy is more than a spectator sport; for it to survive and flourish, we all must become active, engaged citizens. This is the message I heard from 86 students representing 12 Quad City-area high schools, who recently participated in the Close Up Foundation government-studies program in Washington, D.

 
A Great Friend Remembered: PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 26 June 2001 18:00
On June 16, 2001, the world dimmed when my friend, Chris Wightman (50 years young) passed away. Chris was not your average bear. He was the epitome of kindness, gentle compassion, and true friendship. As one acquaintance put it, “Chris was a blue chip guy.

 
Father’s Day PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 19 June 2001 18:00
Of all the holidays generally recognized in North America, Father’s Day has the most potential for confusion and complication, if not outright concussion. Thanksgiving, by contrast, is a snap. Everyone in America sits down to the same exact meal, then nods off as the L-tryptophan kicks in and the Lions game lurches toward halftime.

 
Is There A Problem with Unanimous Choice for Davenport City Administrator? PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 19 June 2001 18:00
On Monday, June 18, Davenport Mayor Phil Yerington announced that a candidate has been chosen to fill the vacant position of city administrator. Craig Malin, currently the Douglas County Administrator in northern Wisconsin, has a long list of favorable credentials responsible for a unanimous recommendation from the 14-person search committee appointed by the mayor to find the best candidate for the job.

 
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