I write to compliment the River Cities' Reader on the thought-provoking juxtaposition of the letters "'We the People' Are to Blame" by Roger Bolewicz and "Voting for Al-Qaeda" by E. Douglas Hansen in the May 26 issue.
Upon reading entries for the short-story contest (see "A World in 200 Words," River Cities' Reader Issue 473, April 21-27, 2004), the "winner" and "runners up," I can honestly say I am woefully dismayed. I had anticipated prose that would grab me and say something, anything, to grab my attention.
Reading the letter from Corey and Suzanne Diekman (see "A Passionless Review," River Cities' Reader Issue 467, March 10-16, 2004) regarding their unhappiness with Mike Schulz's review of The Passion of Christ made me physically ill, but it had nothing to do with their opinion about the movie.
History tells us that despite biased and prejudiced criticism, great works of art succeed and stand the test of time. The Passion of the Christ is expected to gross over $350 million in theatres despite the opinions of the socialistic liberal media.
Two days ago, 90 UAW members in Fort Madison, Iowa, were told they might lose their jobs. These workers make Scheaffer pens, in a plant that once had a workforce over 1,000 strong. Those remaining are now faced with the threat of a plant closing because Scheaffer's parent company, Bic, wants to "consolidate global operations" to Mexico and South America.
This letter is to protest the negative opinion to your readers regarding the Mel Gibson film The Passion of the Christ. (See River Cities' Reader Issue 466, March 3-9, 2004.) We have absolutely no confidence in the opinions of Mr.
We keep hearing from the mayor that Davenport is the city that has momentum. If that is true and we have invested millions of dollars in downtown, where are the high-paying jobs? The more we hear about momentum from the mayor, the less evidence we have of momentum in our community.
The 2000 fiasco in Florida showed that we need to take every precaution to make sure elections in America are as fair and accurate as possible. However, many states are planning to used flawed computerized voting machines in the next election.
John Lewis Community Services (JLCS) paints a picture of Taylor Heights neighbors as bad-faith mediators. (See "Cobblestone Terrace Negotiations Die," River Cities' Reader Issue 460, January 21-27, 2004.) Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Many people have approached me to discuss the John Lewis Cobblestone Terrace development. I'm all too familiar with the project, having studied its various applications and participated in the mediation meetings on behalf of the Taylor Heights Neighborhood Coalition.