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Downtown Plans Would Decrease Quality of Life PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 15 May 2001 18:00
Is the City of Davenport going to have certain significant and substantial increases from the downtown Davenport tourist influx being promoted by certain local interests: more traffic congestion; more unavailable parking spaces; more drug traffic; more sexual prostitution; etc.

 
May Day PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 08 May 2001 18:00
“Good morning, Mr. General Secretary. We are glad you could attend our meeting.” “Nyet! A modern Russia demands new titles for its post-revolutionary leaders. We must trust capitalism to lead us. Please address me the way authority figures are spoken to on successful American television programs.

 
Taxpayers vs. Special Interests PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 08 May 2001 18:00
The opinions of the Quad City Times editorial board are often a source of amusement for those of us who bother to educate ourselves on the issues that concern Davenport taxpayers. This entity’s blanket support of Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement Districts (SSMIDs) for THF Realty to pay for infrastructure improvements that provide access to their own development of a Super Wal-Mart and Home Depot is but one more confirmation of the QC Times’ editor’s philosophy, that ads are news too.

 
The Girls of Summer PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 01 May 2001 18:00
The grass on the field is still wet from a rainstorm earlier in the day. Good thing the skies have finally cleared, because there’s a ball game scheduled tonight and I happen to know the starting pitcher personally.

 
Council Likely to Crash and Burn on Fast Track PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 01 May 2001 18:00
The limits as to how much damage a single council can do to a city is fast being stretched in Davenport. Area developers are in full swing to put upwards of 400 acres under development (additional acreage has just been added to the mix in the past few weeks, and that is not the end of it—look for even more petitions in the coming weeks, including the commercial parcel of Jersey Farm Partners lurking in the background), all of which is intended to funnel onto 53rd Street.

 
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