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Davenport Must “Wait Until Next Year” for Baseball PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 27 March 2001 18:00
On Monday, March 19, 2001, Davenport aldermen received a memo that stated, “After three years of negotiation and attempting to reach an agreement to renovate John O’Donnell Stadium and to make Minor A baseball successful in Davenport, the City of Davenport and the Quad City River Bandits have agreed that it is in the best interest of both parties to move ahead and go in separate directions.

 
City Defends CDBG Allocations PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 13 March 2001 18:00
It’s unfortunate that the River Cities’ Reader characterized its recent cover story “Does Davenport Hog Its Block-Grant Funding?” (see Issue 311. February 21-27, 2001) as another us-against-them article. This kind of reporting tends to minimalize the positive impact that the City of Davenport and local nonprofits have in addressing the needs of our low- and moderate-income residents.

 
Dismissal at the Expense of Unknown Political Agendas PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 06 March 2001 18:00
I am concerned about the manner in which the recent dismissal of a 22-year Davenport city employee took place. It appears that the council has sacrificed Mike Meloy, City Attorney, at the expense of unknown political agendas.

 
Legislature Doesn’t Deserve Praise for Energy Assistance PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 13 February 2001 18:00
I was surprised to see your blanket praise of an ill-conceived and short-sighted attempt by the Iowa legislature to provide some energy assistance to Iowa residents. (See “Register Your Protest Against High Energy Costs,” River Cities’ Reader, Issue 309, February 7-13, 2001.

 
O'Malley's Responds to Reader Article and Letter PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 06 February 2001 18:00
Over the last few weeks there have been numerous comments, articles, phone calls, and interviews regarding the dress code and actions of O’Malley’s in The District of Rock Island. (See “Fashion Police on the Beat in QC Clubs,” River Cities’ Reader, January 3, 2001; and “Dress Codes Discriminate,” River Cities’ Reader, January 17, 2001.

 
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