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New Club-Drug Law Signed in Illinois PDF Print E-mail
City Shorts
Tuesday, 14 August 2001 18:00
• On August 6, Illinois Governor George Ryan signed what’s being called “Kelly’s Law,” which adds Ecstasy and other club drugs to the same category as cocaine, heroin, and LSD. Named for Kelly Baker, a 23-year-old Rolling Meadows woman who died of an Ecstasy overdose in 1999, the law becomes effective January 1 and amends the 1961 criminal code relating to the offenses of drug-induced homicide and drug-induced infliction of great bodily harm.

House-Style Concerts Provide Good Homes for Music PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 07 August 2001 18:00
When Mike and Amy Finders began playing music together four years ago, they were playing folk rock in the bars around Dubuque and Galena, where they lived. But they decided to change direction. “Let’s not just try to be loud and entertaining to people who aren’t exactly paying attention,” Finder said of the thought process behind the decision.

Muscatine Could Get New Power Plant PDF Print E-mail
City Shorts
Tuesday, 07 August 2001 18:00
• The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities will be conducting a study to assess the viability of a new power plant in Muscatine. The association hopes to build a $900 million coal-generating station capable of producing 700 megawatts.

New Theatre Finds Its Niche Quickly PDF Print E-mail
Local News
Tuesday, 31 July 2001 18:00
The movie-theatre landscape in the Quad Cities might have changed significantly when the Nova 6 opened last weekend in Moline – in the old home of the Super Saver second-run theatre. Nova 6, located at 2018 36th Avenue (near SouthPark Mall north of John Deere Avenue, behind Key Auto Mall), is an “intermediate run” theatre, somewhere between the first-run shows at National Amusement’s theatres in Davenport and Milan and the months-old product of cheaper , second-run houses.

Going... Going... PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 31 July 2001 18:00
Minor-league baseball has erupted into a major-league furor in the Quad Cities. On the one hand, Davenport Mayor Phil Yerington has complained about the composition of a task force appointed by Moline Mayor Stan Leach to explore ways to keep professional baseball here when the Quad City River Bandits pack up for Ohio in the next two years.

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