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City Considering Condemning Elderly Couple's Land for Library PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - 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.

 
Qwest Squeezes Internet Providers PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Local News
Tuesday, 03 October 2000 18:00
It was meant to be a bonus for consumers – faster Internet connections at the same price – but some people got significantly less than they were promised, and a few local Internet providers aren’t happy about it, either.

 
Justice, Not Jail; Preservation, Not Sprawl PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Local News
Tuesday, 03 October 2000 18:00
An interfaith group representing more than 20 congregations unveiled two platforms on Sunday to stop the destructive effects of urban sprawl and address inequities in the criminal-justice system. Quad Cities Interfaith presented the plans to several hundred people at a “Proclaim Jubilee” gathering at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport.

 
RDA Hopes for Boost from New Boat PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 October 2000 18:00
Last week’s Davenport City Council approval of an agreement with the Isle of Capri Casino sets the stage for a new riverboat casino opening next year – and possibly more money for community projects. “We’re just happy we can move forward,” said Mary Ellen Chamberlin, president of the Riverboat Development Authority (RDA).

 
Sentry Deal Raises Questions on Incentives PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Local News
Wednesday, 27 September 2000 18:00
The Davenport City Council last week tentatively approved a $3.7 million incentive package for Sentry Insurance to relocate from Moline, claiming that without the deal the company might have left the Quad Cities altogether.

 
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