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Schools Face Fallout From Low Wages PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - 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
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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).

 
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