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Memories of a Grandmother PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 27 March 2001 18:00
My grandmother passed a year ago March 27, 2000, but it seems like last week. I am amazed at how intense the memories still are, and of course the pain of her passing. I loved her so much, and delighted in her persona.

 
Community Development Committee Silent on Current Issues PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 20 March 2001 18:00
During this week’s Community Development Committee Meeting there were five discussion items, but only one item (designating the Annie Wittenmyer complex as an historic district) received any discussion whatsoever on the part of the committee aldermen.

 
Epiphany Regarding City Leadership PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 13 March 2001 18:00
I had an epiphany sitting in last week’s regular Council Meeting. I finally realized that there are a paltry few individuals on the council who are actually qualified to be aldermen. A city of nearly 100,000 citizens, with a managed budget of approximately $100 million, requires people with more experience in business, city planning, administration, finance, and leadership.

 
Consider the Source PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 13 March 2001 18:00
The hypocrisy and self-serving nature of the Quad City Times’ editorial page knows no bounds. Case in point No. 1: Editor John Humenik’s posturing on “An emotional price for finding the truth,” which appeared last Sunday.

 
Development Has Fuzzy Numbers PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 06 March 2001 18:00
In the past several months, petitions from two separate developers (THF Realty-Wal-Mart, and Jersey Ridge Partners-Steve Schalk and associates) for rezoning of nearly 300 acres north of 53rd Street, between Elmore and Eastern avenues, have passed through Planning & Zoning without most of the crucial questions being answered.

 
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