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RDA Hopes for Boost from New Boat PDF Print E-mail
Local News
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).

High-Speed Rail Link Through Davenport Feasible PDF Print E-mail
City Shorts
Wednesday, 27 September 2000 18:00
The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), in conjunction with the Federal Railroad Administration and eight other states, is studying the possibility of a high-speed Midwest rail system. State DOT Director Mark Wandro has said he wouldn’t recommend the state spend the money to establish a line between Des Moines and Omaha because it wouldn’t break even financially.

Sentry Deal Raises Questions on Incentives PDF Print E-mail
Local News
Wednesday, 27 September 2000 18:00
The Davenport City Council last week tentatively approved a $3.7 million incentive package for Sentry Insurance to relocate from Moline, claiming that without the deal the company might have left the Quad Cities altogether.

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.

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