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One of a Kind: Suzie Martens, 1933-2001 PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 20 November 2001 18:00
Suzie Martens, a dear friend of my entire family, passed last week amidst the comfort and love of her family. Suzie had battled cancer for years, and battle she did. She actually survived much longer than her doctors predicted, but those who knew her were not remotely surprised.

Dirty Politics in Davenport PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 06 November 2001 18:00
The Reader has been publishing since 1993, which means we’ve witnessed a fair number of elections. None has been so fraught with dirty politics than Davenport’s 5th Ward race between incumbent Wayne Hean and his opponent Bill Holgerson.

No More Excuses: Vote or Move! PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 30 October 2001 18:00
Next week, Davenport voters will have the opportunity to vote for their new mayor and city council. A precious few of you bothered to turn out for the primary, so now you have to live with the slate of candidates before you.

Heavy Demands on Private Sector Funding PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 23 October 2001 18:00
By the time this column goes to press, the results of Scott County’s referendum for the proposed River Renaissance project will not yet be decided. I can only hope that Scott County voters at least go to the polls on this important issue.

Not Voting Is Un-American PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Thursday, 18 October 2001 18:00
Hearty congratulations to the 10,793 voters who managed to vote in last week’s primary election. Those 10,793 voters represent approximately 17% of Davenport’s 64,361 registered voters. This means that less than 20% of Davenport’s population decided for us all which candidates will actually run for city government.

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