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Downtown Davenport’s Riverfront: Green or Gone? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 29 June 2004 18:00
From the beginning, I have been a strong supporter of gambling in Iowa. I believe that the financial structure of gaming licenses, which provides for a percentage of revenues to be set aside for community reinvestment, came when Iowa needed it most.

QCIA Provides Weekend Getaway: Las Vegas! PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 22 June 2004 18:00
Who knew that on any given Thursday evening, you could pack a bag at 6 p.m., board a plane around 10 p.m., and be in Las Vegas by midnight, all in plenty of time to enjoy the flash and sizzle that defines the Las Vegas Strip? Last week, members of the Quad City International Airport (QCIA) staff, associates, and other Quad Citians making the most of $89 one-way fares celebrated AirTran’s inaugural nonstop flight direct from Moline to Las Vegas, fondly deemed the “Red Eye for the Fun Guy.

Two-Year Terms Should Not Equate to Inaction PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 15 June 2004 18:00
Increasing Davenport city-council terms from two years to four years has some merit in terms of stability, especially when it normally takes at least that long to implement substantial capital-improvement projects.

Happy 50th to Merv and Evelyn Habenicht! PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 08 June 2004 18:00
Many Quad Citians are familiar with Bettendorf High School superstar coach Merv Habenicht and his better half Evelyn. One might think Merv gets his superstar status because of the five state championships claimed by Bettendorf’s football team under his leadership, or the 10 regional conference victories during his watch, or the 15 times Bettendorf advanced to the playoffs, or his induction to the Iowa High School Hall of Fame.

More Like Campaign-Finance Reborn PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 01 June 2004 18:00
The Reader recently enjoyed the privilege of interviewing the chairperson of the Federal Election Commission, Bradley Smith, who spoke at Augustana College’s commencement last week. (See feature story, page 7.

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