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Champagne Appetite with a Beer Purse PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 20 April 2004 18:00
Most are in agreement that the improvements to Davenport’s John O’Donnell stadium are impressive, if not spectacular. They should be for $13.8 million. The question remains: Are all the improvements necessary and is the cost justifiable considering the facility is only in use for six months, barring any serious flooding? From day one, it has been hotly argued that the majority of the plans for renovating John O’Donnell Stadium have been financially absurd.

Living Life Is Online Grocery Shopping PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 06 April 2004 18:00
In this age of high tech, there are some new services available that literally change the quality of your life. Online grocery shopping is one of them. I was introduced to this new way of marketing through Hy-Vee in Bettendorf (Devils Glen location, but all Quad Cities Hy-Vee stores offer the service) after reading about the trend nationally.

Define Your Line PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 30 March 2004 18:00
American voters are in for a rude awakening if we continue to ignore the loss of identity that plagues the two major political parties. One’s party affiliation should help define how one’s candidate conducts him- or herself with regard to policy and legislation.

Elect Experience, Not Rhetoric PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 09 March 2004 18:00
It appears that no amount of contempt from American voters can change the methodology by which candidates, running for elected office, campaign. Predictably, during election years, the public is exposed to the same tired messages, delivered with the same contrived sincerity, that promise all kinds of positive changes, including solutions to the most pressing issues of the day.

Playground Politics Again PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 10 February 2004 18:00
Here we go again, forced to suffer playground politics with Davenport’s city council, evidenced by infighting rather than cooperating, reacting instead of reasoning, and plotting versus planning. This term, the thorn in the Davenport council’s side is Ward 3 Alderman Keith Meyer, who used bad judgment in delivering a Christmas carol that was less-than-flattering to various aldermen.

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