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Robert V.P. Waterman: 1928-2003 PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 11 March 2003 18:00
The Quad Cities experienced a devastating loss last week when prominent attorney and civic leader Bob Waterman unexpectedly passed away. Bob and his wife Kitty were neighbors for most of my life, and a good portion of my grandmother’s.

 
Al Stafne (1917-2003) PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 11 February 2003 18:00

When the loss of someone dear occurs, I can’t help but stop and reflect on how the measure of our lives is mostly defined by those unique and special humans that we love and are loved by. I find that the greatest blessings God bestows are the significant relationships that we enjoy throughout our lives.

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What Is the Payoff? Words From the Editor PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Monday, 27 January 2003 18:00
The notion that Davenport’s City Council doesn’t get paid enough to be professional politicians, and thereby is not entirely accountable for its actions as a council, especially on complex issues such as Tax Increment Financing (TIF), is ludicrous.

 
TIF for Class A Offices Is Business on Back of Taxpayers PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 14 January 2003 18:00
City leaders in Davenport claim that issuing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) as an economic-development incentive to Ryan Companies for a six-story “Class A” office building in downtown Davenport is appropriate because it is image-altering.

 
Levee is Prime Real Estate for a Song PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 07 January 2003 18:00
It’s no wonder that the three businesses located on Davenport’s riverfront levee – Builders, River/Gulf Grain, and W.G. Block – are loath to give up the location. It is prime real estate that two of the three (Builders and River/Gulf Grain) lease for a song, complete with a spectacular view and centralized location.

 
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