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Land Use Plans Need Public Scrutiny PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Wednesday, 13 September 2000 18:00
Public meetings are being held this week to get citizens’ input on what to do with the 220 acres at the corner of 53rd and Eastern Avenue that the City of Davenport currently owns. The Ad Hoc Committee, appointed by Mayor Phil Yerington, has as its mission to study various land use scenarios and present its final recommendation to the City Council for an alternative use for the property—alternative to the Mixed-Use Development project that was initially presented in 1997.

 
Expansion Plan Drips with Fat PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 06 September 2000 18:00
Picture a $300,000 luxury home, with three-car garage, security fencing, deluxe intercom system, cable TV, whirlpool tubs, maybe a swimming pool in the backyard. Now picture a 7-foot-by-11-foot cell with a cot and toilet.

 
Fly With Us PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Wednesday, 06 September 2000 18:00
7:45 a.m., cab. “Here’s the airport, Mac. Which airline?” “Northeasterly Westernmost.” “They’re on strike.” “Whaatt? Since when?” “Just heard it on the radio.

 
"Big Picture" Instead of "Big Bull"...and more PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Wednesday, 06 September 2000 18:00
All of the Quad Cities are facing a federal mandate to fully implement citywide stormwater management systems by 2007. Moline just approved a utility fee to cover the cost of its system, and that will be the path most likely taken by the other area municipalities because there is no room in current budgets for such a substantial expenditure.

 
A Midwest Mecca for the Arts PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 29 August 2000 18:00
We have the makings of a Midwest Arts Mecca here in the Quad Cities. As this week’s cover story points out, we have more than 4,600 arts-related events occurring throughout the year in our communities. The recognized importance of the arts to our region’s quality of life is beginning to reach critical mass.

 
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