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Rule Proposals Need Discussion, Coverage PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
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Tuesday, 13 May 2003 18:00
I have written to the Federal Communications Commission to urge Chairman Michael Powell and all other FCC commissioners to stop plans to end the critical safeguards that are designed to help ensure diversity of media ownership.

 
Davenport’s Selling. Should You Be Buying? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 08 April 2003 18:00
Three big players in Davenport an nounced last week that they are launching the Go Davenport initiative, a public-image effort designed to “boost Davenport’s image.” It’s a noble goal, and the community should actively promote its strengths and pat itself on the back for its accomplishments.

 
Halloo to Your Heart’s Content PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 01 April 2003 18:00
Things could get a little less peaceful in Rock Island now. You might not be able to tell the difference yet, but once word gets out, citizens will probably take to the streets en masse, making loud and unusual noises at will, perhaps even beating sounding vessels or hallooing.

 
Re-stocking Death Row PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 January 2003 18:00
Illinois Governor George Ryan left office last week not as a lame duck but as a phoenix, rising from the ashes of scandals that have dogged him and his associates since his 1998 gubernatorial campaign. The display of executive power in his final days – pardoning four men and commuting the death sentences of 167 people to life in prison – seemed awe-inspiring.

 
City Budget Meeting Little More Than a Spin Session PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 December 2002 18:00
Under the guise of open public discussion, the City of Davenport is conducting a serious spin campaign. Last week’s town-hall budget meeting was advertised as “an opportunity for the public to hear from city officials and staff about the operating and capital budgets of the city and an opportunity for public input on priorities for city services, infrastructure, and programs.

 
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