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Court Overturns $17 million Award PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Thursday, 21 September 2000 18:00
The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned a nearly $17 million award against BRK Brands, Incorporated, manufacturers of the First Alert smoke alarms, in a case involving the death of a three-year-old Davenport boy. Nathan and Jennifer Mercer had sued BRK Brands, claiming the BRK model 83R ionization smoke detector was defective and failed to go off in time when a fire, sparked by a faulty baby monitor, killed their three-year-old boy Bradley and severely burned their 18-month-old son Travis in January 1993.

East Moline Passes Preservation Ordinance PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Wednesday, 13 September 2000 18:00
The City of East Moline has passed a historic-preservation ordinance to promote the protection of historic and architectural character, as well as the resources of the city. A Historic Preservation Commission has been formed to guide and define these goals and consists of seven appointed members who are residents of the city.

Leach-Sponsored Bill Would Monitor Your Bank Account PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Wednesday, 13 September 2000 18:00
U.S. Representative Jim Leach (R-IA) is the sponsor of bill HR 3886, the International Counter-Money Laundering and Foreign Anti-Corruption Act of 2000. Despite the title, one provision gives U.S. Treasury officials the specific power to impose “Know Your Customer-style regulations on U.

Republicans Meet While Gore Floats PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 29 August 2000 18:00
Coincidentally, Scott County Republicans had a meeting on the eve of Vice President Al Gore’s campaign trip floating down the Mississippi River. The keynote speaker was former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, and U.

Iowa Takes $32,000 of Scott County's Option Tax PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Wednesday, 16 August 2000 18:00
The state of Iowa is one of the beneficiaries of Scott County’s one-cent option tax passed to renovate and expand schools. Earlier this year, Iowa lawmakers gave the Department of Revenue and Finance the authority to keep a share of local-option taxes to pay for administrative costs.

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