The next session of the Illinois General Assembly will be convening in January 2005. At this time I ask all individuals in northwestern Illinois to contact their local senator or representative and express your desire to see funding for the opening of the Thomson prison included in the next budget in the state of Illinois.
Incredible! An arts miracle! That's the best wording I know to describe Ballet Quad Cities in its latest embodiment: A Night to Remember. Their celestial performance was devilishly difficult, a program complex enough to challenge even the most financially flush dance company.
Mike LoGuidice's review of the art exhibit Big Fiber in the October 13-19 issue of the River Cities' Reader was a welcome review of a small but rich show in Rock Island's growing arts district. He captured well the master/apprentice origin of the relationship between the artists, and his descriptions of the works were well penned.
During the week of October 18-23, Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns 62 TV stations nationwide, is forcing its affiliates to air an anti-John Kerry film entitled Stolen Honor. The FCC has refused to do anything about it but at this writing, there is an intense nationwide boycott against Sinclair, and its stock is at an all- time low point.
I hear in this campaign that Senator Kerry has a plan that will penalize companies for moving their manufacturing to foreign countries. He indicated that the current administration has rewarded companies for this loss of jobs.
It's time for a change. It's time that the Iowa school boards stop appointing individuals to the board who they think are appropriate. It's time that the people of this city/state have a chance to speak up and be heard.
The flow of jobs overseas isn't the only consequence of the misnamed free trade agreements. NAFTA has opened our nation's borders wider than ever to illegal immigration, and the proposed Free-Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) would worsen this already huge problem.
After months of lengthy roundtable discussion, the citizens of Davenport and Rock Island were rewarded with the final draft of the River Vision plan. This $250,000 dream for drawing the two cities more closely together was co-sponsored by the two cities and drawn up by the Massachusetts consulting firm of Hargreaves Associates.
I am very impressed with your newspaper's Issue 487 about the rental inspections and fire inspections. Most newspapers will not print the truth. At one time I owned 27 rental units; I have sold all my residential units and purchased commercial units so I would not have to deal with the city inspections.
Very excited to learn that President Bush was going to be in the Quad Cities last week, I immediately decided to take my students to the rally. What a wonderful way to teach young people about how our country selects its leaders, and an opportunity to see the leader of the free world in person! I called Jim Nussle's office and was told that there were tickets left but I'd better hurry, because they would be gone in two hours.

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