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Singing the Blues over Mike Dassie’s Passing PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Wednesday, 04 July 2001 18:00
I’ve known Mike Dassie for well over 20 years. Mike passed away last Thursday, June 28, after 57 years of a truly great presence on this earth. Mike was manager of the Davenport Country Club for thirteen years, owned O’Meara’s Pub in downtown Bettendorf for five years, and then went on to operate his own successful catering business.

 
A Great Friend Remembered: PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 26 June 2001 18:00
On June 16, 2001, the world dimmed when my friend, Chris Wightman (50 years young) passed away. Chris was not your average bear. He was the epitome of kindness, gentle compassion, and true friendship. As one acquaintance put it, “Chris was a blue chip guy.

 
Is There A Problem with Unanimous Choice for Davenport City Administrator? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 19 June 2001 18:00
On Monday, June 18, Davenport Mayor Phil Yerington announced that a candidate has been chosen to fill the vacant position of city administrator. Craig Malin, currently the Douglas County Administrator in northern Wisconsin, has a long list of favorable credentials responsible for a unanimous recommendation from the 14-person search committee appointed by the mayor to find the best candidate for the job.

 
Quantifiable Differences in Wal-Mart Dark Store Agreement Just “Semantics”? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 12 June 2001 18:00
Hopefully, the public has been watching Super Wal-Mart as it has proceeded, at times allegedly unlawfully, toward its ultimate conclusion. The last leg of this development travesty was the “dark store agreement” conceived and perpetrated upon Davenport taxpayers by Alderman Bob McGivern, who only further demonstrated his lack of understanding of business matters so crucial to the proceedings.

 
Energy Prices: How High is Too High? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 29 May 2001 18:00
A friend of mine attended a luncheon recently, at which a spokesperson for MidAmerican Energy told the audience that her company was preparing its customers for the same cost increases next winter as those we experienced this past season.

 
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