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Fire Guts Eldridge Business PDF Print E-mail
City Shorts
Tuesday, 12 December 2000 18:00
A recent fire at Olson Engineering in Eldridge did substantial damage to the 27-year-old pins-and-bushings machining company. Two of the company’s four buildings were gutted in a fire that took seven fire departments more than four hours to put out.

 
Expert from Afar PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 12 December 2000 18:00
Clad in his signature bow tie, standing before approximately 150 members of Daven-portOne at a breakfast last week, Brian Vandewalle sketched out his vision for revitalizing downtown Davenport. The presentation included a slide show and plenty of colorful buzzwords, from the “golden rectangle” to “economic constellations” to “the silicon prairie.

 
Davenport Takes Advantage of Second Chance in Environmental Grant Program PDF Print E-mail
Local News
Tuesday, 05 December 2000 18:00
Earlier this year, the City of Davenport made a last-ditch effort to get a grant from a federal environmental program whose future was uncertain. “We prepared the application in a bit of a rush,” said Len Adams, an economic-development specialist for the city.

 
New Area Code Announced for Eastern Iowa PDF Print E-mail
City Shorts
Tuesday, 05 December 2000 18:00
The Iowa Utilities Board is finalizing plans to make 563 the new area code for eastern Iowa, including the Quad Cities, Muscatine, Clinton, Elkander, and Decorah. Optional use will begin March 4, 2001, and mandatory use will start in September.

 
Clicking Your Way to the Next J.O.B. PDF Print E-mail
Technology
Written by Robert Jackson Jr.   
Tuesday, 28 November 2000 18:00
I remember the first time I looked for a job – which was, incidentally, just like the last time I looked for a job. Hauling out a 5-pound Sunday newspaper in one hand and a yellow highlighter in the other, I underwent the laborious task of searching through manual-labor, nurse, and the all-encompassing sales openings to find something remotely in my field.

 
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