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Screeners Trying to Keep the Skies Safe PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 10 May 2006 02:39
In reference to the commentary that was published on April 12, 2006, entitled “You Can Leave Your Hat on (and Your Shoes, Too!)”:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as part of the Aviation & Transportation Security Act signed into law by President George W. Bush on November 19, 2001. TSA’s mission is to protect the nation’s transportation systems by ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce. There are 43,000 Transportation Security Officers ensuring the safety of the traveling public at 450 commercial airports nationwide.


 
Art Retches Forward PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 April 2006 18:00
In his interesting review of the Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition at Augustana, Steve Banks rightfully points out that this year’s incarnation of the show is “unthemed” and thus more about “showcasing dynamic talent.

 
More Support for RME PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 March 2006 18:00
I wholeheartedly agree with Ellis Kell regarding the positive aspects of the River Music Experience (RME). (See “In Support of RME,” River Cities’ Reader Issue 572, March 15-21, 2006.) Last year you kindly published my letter asking the RME not to let the music die.

 
In Support of RME PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 March 2006 18:00
As a Quad Cities area musician, and one who is very proud to have been a part of the River Music Experience (RME) since its inception, I have to wonder how many of the folks who are saying RME is a “failure” have actually ever been here to see and/or hear some of the things I’ve been fortunate enough to witness.

 
“The Harold Stassen of Scott County Politics” PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 March 2006 18:00
I see by your February 15 issue that the Harold Stassen of Scott County politics, “Ole Hubcap” Rhomberg, has injected himself, à la that anachronism Jesse Jackson, into a tempest-in-a-teapot flap. (See “Cronyism Still Thrives in Scott County Government,” River Cities’ Reader Issue 568, February 15-21, 2006.

 
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