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DMA Unveils Design for Figge Arts Center PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 09 April 2002 18:00
• The Davenport Museum of Art last week unveiled the final design of the $30 million Figge Arts Center – slated to open in 2005 – and announced more than $3 million in new gifts. Architect David Chipperfield explained that the building is designed to have two “front doors” – one facing the river and one on Second Street, to encourage people to enter the facility.

Writing Center to Open in Rock Island PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 April 2002 18:00
• The Midwest Writing Center will be moving into the first floor of the Goldman Building in the Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District later this month. The office space, adjacent to the new MidCoast Fine Arts Gallery West, features a large front room, a main office, and the shared use of two conference rooms, a kitchenette, and restroom facilities.

Postal Rates Jump Despite Critical Service Report PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 March 2002 18:00
• People will pay more to send mail via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) starting June 30, as the Postal Rate Commission on Friday approved a hike that includes raising first-class mail rates from 34 to 37 cents. This is despite a highly critical report that, according to a March 15 Wall Street Journal article, the Postal Service is trying to keep hidden.

Splash Landing to Stay Closed PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 March 2002 18:00
• The Bettendorf Park Board has decided to keep all of Splash Landing closed until 2003, resulting in a savings of $73,500. Water-clarity issues and structural problems forced the closing of the aquatic center following a $1.

Mississippi Environmental Group Closes Office PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 March 2002 18:00
• American Rivers, an environmental group that fought expansion of locks on the Mississippi River, has closed its field office in Iowa because of budget problems. The office was located in the Kahl Building in downtown Davenport for the past three years and was also was active in wetlands protection, floodwalls along the Mississippi River, and riverfront improvement.

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