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.

Scott County is moving forward with a $1.5 million plan to expand and remodel its juvenile-detention facility, and construction could start early next year.
The Scott County Board of Supervisors on August 31 unanimously approved a resolution authorizing county staff to begin negotiations for planning, design, and architectural services.

Coincidentally, Scott County Republicans had a meeting on the eve of Vice President Al Gore's campaign trip floating down the Mississippi River. The keynote speaker was former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, and U.

Newt Gingrich might be the best thing that ever happened to the arts.
Really.
When Gingrich ascended to the position of House Speaker in 1994, he and his cohorts in the short-lived Republican Revolution sparked a debate about public funding for the arts.

Like a lot of arts organizations, the Adler Theatre is thinking big. A bigger stage, a bigger lobby, bigger dressing rooms, bigger shows.
All with money from the State of Iowa. That's the plan anyway.

Clear Channel Communications announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire KUUL-FM, KMXG-FM, KCQQ-FM, WLLR-FM, WLLR-AM and WOC-AM in Davenport, Iowa from Mississippi Valley Broadcasting, Inc., an affiliate of Sconnix Broadcasting, LLC, for the purchase price of $85 million.

The jail population in Scott County has steadily dropped this year, leaving Sheriff Mike Bladel with something unfamiliar: empty beds on a regular basis.
From March through June, Scott County's average monthly jail population was at or below the 208-person capacity allowed for the main facility (128 inmates) and its minimum-security annex (80).

Dan Cleaveland first got involved with the Celtic Highland Games of the Quad Cities as a sponsor. Then as a tug-of-war contestant. And then came the rock.
"The first thing they do is give you a rock and say, 'You're going to throw this,'" said Cleaveland, co-owner of the Blue Cat Brew Pub.

The state of Iowa is one of the beneficiaries of Scott County's one-cent option tax passed to renovate and expand schools. Earlier this year, Iowa lawmakers gave the Department of Revenue and Finance the authority to keep a share of local-option taxes to pay for administrative costs.

Another day, another consultant.
Over the next few weeks, McDonald Transit Associates of Texas will be paying a visit to the Quad Cities to study the management of CitiBus, the City of Davenport's municipal mass-transit service.

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