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Is Crime Back? PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Wednesday, 27 September 2000 18:00
The refrain has gotten pretty old, to the point that most people react with indifference. Crime is down. Crime falls even more. Crime drops again. That’s true nationwide, in Illinois and Iowa, and in the Quad Cities.

Court Overturns $17 million Award PDF Print E-mail
City Shorts
Thursday, 21 September 2000 18:00
The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned a nearly $17 million award against BRK Brands, Incorporated, manufacturers of the First Alert smoke alarms, in a case involving the death of a three-year-old Davenport boy. Nathan and Jennifer Mercer had sued BRK Brands, claiming the BRK model 83R ionization smoke detector was defective and failed to go off in time when a fire, sparked by a faulty baby monitor, killed their three-year-old boy Bradley and severely burned their 18-month-old son Travis in January 1993.

Marathon Brings Together Diverse Events PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 19 September 2000 18:00
It’s the business of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau to package, and in its first year running the Quad Cities Marathon, that’s exactly what it’s doing. The bureau, in organizing the third edition of the marathon, worked with arts and business organizations to build the race into a community-wide event that stretches for four days.

Citizens Push for Sale of 53rd and Eastern Property, with Restrictions PDF Print E-mail
Local News
Tuesday, 19 September 2000 18:00
Four community meetings last week revealed a strong public sentiment: The City of Davenport should sell the property it owns at 53rd and Eastern but ensure that the new owners develop the land responsibly and create green space.

Building Character PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Wednesday, 13 September 2000 18:00
Carol Allred was ahead of her time. In the late 1970s, as a high-school teacher in Idaho, she decided to try to integrate something new into her English and psychology classes. “I kept thinking there were things we were not teaching,” she said.

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