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Public Outcry Causes Mayor to Rethink Broadcast Policy PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Written by Phil Yerington   
Tuesday, 30 January 2001 18:00
I would like to set the record straight on the recent controversy surrounding the Davenport City Council’s decision not to televise the “Public with Business” portion of our meetings. There was never any desire or attempt to “censor” the voice of the people.

 
Hard of Hearings PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 23 January 2001 18:00
“...you see, here in the 21st century, the television viewer has an incredible number of choices. There’s cable TV, satellite TV, on-demand TV — not to mention exciting new digital advancements like HDTV. But our market research found that despite all those wonderful possibilities, what consumers really want to see on TV is someone who’s not lying.

 
Dark Days Ahead for Davenport PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 23 January 2001 18:00
Last week marked the darkest day in Davenport in recent history, and by many accounts the beginning of the end for Davenport’s current city council. To the horror of the public, our only champion, Mayor Phil Yerington, turned tail and joined five aldermen (Moritz-1st Ward, McGivern-6th Ward, Sherwood-At-Large, Englemann-8th Ward, and Brown-7th Ward) in censoring the “Public with Business” segment of city council meetings from being broadcast on our community cable channel.

 
“Public with Business” Must Be Heard PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 16 January 2001 18:00
One of the best things that the last Davenport City Council did was to begin televising both committee and council meetings on tape. Many people who would not normally be able to personally attend these meetings could now keep current on issues by watching them on TV.

 
Dress Codes Discriminate PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 16 January 2001 18:00
First I would like to thank the River Cities’ Reader for confirming what so many members of the minority community suspected for some time. Your article “Fashion Police on the Beat in QC Clubs,” published in the January 3-9 edition (Issue 304), bears witness to the fact that the dress codes that are displayed in the windows and walls of these nightclubs eerily resemble signs posted 40 years ago: No Coloreds Allowed.

 
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