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Celebrating the Legacy of David R. Collins PDF Print E-mail
Local News
Tuesday, 24 July 2001 18:00
The Quad Cities lost a great writer and friend of the written word with the passing of David R. Collins of Moline on Tuesday, July 17, at the age of 61. The short list of his achieve-ments include writing more than 75 published books and being a founding member of Writers Studio, a founder of the Mississippi Valley Writers Conference, and a much-loved teacher of 35 years.

The Quarter Takes a Tentative Step Forward PDF Print E-mail
Local News
Tuesday, 24 July 2001 18:00
After several years of development and project changes, The Quarter riverfront-revitalization project in East Moline is nearly ready to break ground. Last week, the East Moline City Council directed city staff to begin the process of issuing bonds that will be used for infrastructure improvements to the brownfield development.

Iowa Loses Federal Highway Funds PDF Print E-mail
City Shorts
Tuesday, 24 July 2001 18:00
• The State of Iowa will lose $3.4 million in road-construction money from the federal government because it decided not to change a law requiring certain penalties for third-offense drunken drivers. Legislators didn’t wanted to tinker with the law, concerned about possible amendments, including proposals to lower the level at which a person is legally intoxicated.

High-Schoolers Find Summer Arts Jobs That Pay PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 17 July 2001 18:00
Tim Sievert’s motivation for applying to the Quad City Arts Metro Arts program was pretty simple: “I was looking for a summer job,” said the 18-year-old. That statement is a bit surprising, because it’s easy to forget that these 75 teenagers playing music, dancing, painting, and writing and acting are getting paid; the Metro Arts spread in The District of Rock Island resembles a summer camp.

Packed Weekend Features Fitness, Festivals, and Jazz PDF Print E-mail
Arts News
Tuesday, 17 July 2001 18:00
Three major events converge in the Quad Cities this weekend, as they do every year about this time, but if you’re a fan of jazz, some less-well-known events might also be worth your attention. Of course, this weekend features the annual Bix 7 race, the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, and the Wells Fargo Street Festival.

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