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Davenport Must “Wait Until Next Year” for Baseball PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 27 March 2001 18:00
On Monday, March 19, 2001, Davenport aldermen received a memo that stated, “After three years of negotiation and attempting to reach an agreement to renovate John O’Donnell Stadium and to make Minor A baseball successful in Davenport, the City of Davenport and the Quad City River Bandits have agreed that it is in the best interest of both parties to move ahead and go in separate directions.

 
Easy Money PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 20 March 2001 18:00
“You wanted to see me?” “Yes, Brad. Come in. I’m afraid I have some bad news.” “What do you mean?” “You see, the market seems to be flirting with a bit of volatility right now, and—” “You’re telling me! I actually lost money on my lunch hour yesterday.

 
Community Development Committee Silent on Current Issues PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 20 March 2001 18:00
During this week’s Community Development Committee Meeting there were five discussion items, but only one item (designating the Annie Wittenmyer complex as an historic district) received any discussion whatsoever on the part of the committee aldermen.

 
Not a Funny Week PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 13 March 2001 18:00
Back in what my daughter would call the olden days, local news was whatever went on in the hut next door. National news happened down the block. World news transpired in that village across the river. The flow of knowledge may have been primitive, but people paid attention because newsmakers were their neighbors.

 
Epiphany Regarding City Leadership PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 13 March 2001 18:00
I had an epiphany sitting in last week’s regular Council Meeting. I finally realized that there are a paltry few individuals on the council who are actually qualified to be aldermen. A city of nearly 100,000 citizens, with a managed budget of approximately $100 million, requires people with more experience in business, city planning, administration, finance, and leadership.

 
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