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Remaking Rock Island: Armory Park and the Arts Could Revitalize the City's Core PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Wednesday, 21 May 2008 02:34

Reader issue #685 As it moves toward the biggest reinvention of the city since the creation of The District in 1992, Rock Island is also working to make itself Artist Central in the Quad Cities.

Saved by Schindler: Leon Leyson, May 19 at the i wireless Center PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 May 2008 02:21

Leon Leyson Many of the lighter moments in Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film Schindler's List came when the industrialist Oskar Schindler protested to German officials that children and people with disabilities were essential to his wartime manufacturing effort.

Leon Leyson, who will speak Monday at the i wireless Center in Moline, was the youngest person in Schindler's factory, and one of roughly 1,200 Jews that he saved from the Nazi death camps.

Bottled Up: It Makes Sense to Reform Iowa's Container-Deposit Law, But Change Has Its Pitfalls PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 February 2008 02:37

Reader issue #673 When Governor Chet Culver in his January 15 "Condition of the State" address proposed reworking Iowa's container-deposit law - popularly known as the "Bottle Bill" - his core idea was strong.

A Different Kind of Diversity: Davenport’s 100 Homes Takes Unconventional Approach to Revitalization PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 January 2008 02:26

Reader issue #666 Bruce Berger admits that "it's a little uncomfortable to talk about" the City of Davenport's new 100 Homes program.

"This isn't a program for low and moderate income," said Berger, Davenport's manager of housing and neighborhood development. "That's an odd thing for a city housing rehab program to do. Not that it's bad."

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