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Nez Perce Educator Returns to the QCs to Dispel Stereotypes PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 April 2007 02:13

If you wonder about the durability of stereotypes, ask Solo Greene. A member of the Nez Perce Native American tribe and an education specialist with an environmental group on the tribe's reservation in Idaho, he began going into elementary schools five or six years ago to speak to students.

"I thought it was just because they were young," he said in a phone interview, in advance of his fifth-annual appearance in the Quad Cities as part of a cultural exchange with Black Hawk College. "Some of the questions that they asked me ... were: Where did I come from? ... How is it living in a tipi? Did I have to get a pass to get off the reservation?"

Here Come the Red Berets: The Guardian Angels Are Poised to Start Street Patrols in Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 March 2007 02:34

625-cover-thumb.jpg Sixteen years ago, Jeremy Boots heard about the Guardian Angels, did some research on the public-safety organization, and wrote to its New York City headquarters. The group, best known for patrolling neighborhoods and public-transportation systems with teams of unarmed volunteers, sent him its newsletter and then tried to recruit him.

"They were wanting me to start a chapter up" in Davenport, he said.

Iowa Film Incentives Are Likely, But Are They Worth It? PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 March 2007 02:36

Film incentives in Iowa are likely to become law this legislative session after being approved by a house committee last week.

But it remains an open question how much of a boost House File 411 - which would create three types of incentives for film production in Iowa - would provide to the state's motion-picture industry, and whether the state would benefit financially from the incentives.

Defining Pro-Business News PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 February 2007 02:33

Reader issue #622 Welcome to the first official Reader "Business Issue." While we are keenly aware of our own 13-year record of covering business issues important to the community, it's no secret that the Reader is often (especially among our Davenport-based critics and competitors) dismissed as "anti-business" or "anti-growth" "againsters."

So if our coverage is "anti-business," what would "pro-business" coverage look like?

A Renewed Entrepreneurial Spirit PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 February 2007 02:31

Don Henry wants to be judged on jobs.

As the director of the Northwest Region Entrepreneurship Center, the only criterion that matters, he said, is the number of new jobs his organization helps create. Even though the State of Illinois provides the bulk of his budget, Henry isn't bogged down by odious regulations or reporting requirements.

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