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A State of the Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 August 2000 18:00
Newt Gingrich might be the best thing that ever happened to the arts. Really. When Gingrich ascended to the position of House Speaker in 1994, he and his cohorts in the short-lived Republican Revolution sparked a debate about public funding for the arts.

 
Warrior Traditions Revived in Celtic Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 August 2000 18:00
Dan Cleaveland first got involved with the Celtic Highland Games of the Quad Cities as a sponsor. Then as a tug-of-war contestant. And then came the rock. “The first thing they do is give you a rock and say, ‘You’re going to throw this,’” said Cleaveland, co-owner of the Blue Cat Brew Pub.

 
Broken Beyond Repair? PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 August 2000 18:00
Another day, another consultant. Over the next few weeks, McDonald Transit Associates of Texas will be paying a visit to the Quad Cities to study the management of CitiBus, the City of Davenport’s municipal mass-transit service.

 
Predatory Lending Comes to the Heartland PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 August 2000 18:00
One bank refers to it, in the great recent tradition of using meaningless jargon to describe unpalatable things, as “risk-based asset creation.” Translated, that means charging huge fees and interest rates to poor people, racial minorities, and folks with spotty credit histories.

 
The Shadow Conventions PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 July 2000 18:00
When the major political parties hold their presidential conventions, they, in essence, place a sign on their backs that says, “Kick me.” The media complains the conventions are highly scripted, no-news, gabfest-coronations — except for the moment the veep selection is unveiled or leaked.

 
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