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Schools Face Fallout From Low Wages PDF Print E-mail
Local News
Wednesday, 25 October 2000 18:00
The Bettendorf school district is in the second year of a three-year early retirement program, designed to cut costs and balance the age and experience levels of what had been a graying teaching corps. The early-retirement incentives are working, but the departure of a large number of teachers brings with it one serious challenge: finding the people to replace them.

City Considering Condemning Elderly Couple's Land for Library PDF Print E-mail
Local News
Tuesday, 17 October 2000 18:00
The City of Davenport doesn’t own the land on which it would like to build a new west-end library, and the owner of the farmstead – an elderly couple – has said it is unwilling to sell. But city leaders haven’t given up on the property yet and are still considering condemning a portion of it.

Minor Violations PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Jackson Jr.   
Tuesday, 17 October 2000 18:00
The most explosive issue surrounding cyberporn is still access to adult material by minors. If you’ve ever visited an adult Web site, you know that gaining entry to the most explicit, graphic material is as difficult as accessing a public water fountain.

Cities Unveil New Web Pages PDF Print E-mail
City Shorts
Tuesday, 17 October 2000 18:00
The City of Davenport, with a great deal of fanfare, showed off its new Web page. It took 10 months at a cost of $30,000 and has 1,200 pages of information on everything you ever wanted to know about Davenport, including schedules, events, government, news, contacts, and much more.

Out of Thin Air PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 October 2000 18:00
I ask Carter Brown where he wants to take his Lazer Vaudeville troupe. “Australia,” he says. I clarify the question: artistically. He thinks for a moment and says that he and his two collaborators have been working on a piece that is as much about percussion as it is juggling, “actually creating music” with the objects being juggled and a sound processor.

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