On July 16, 2003, American Airlines announced the elimination of its daily flight schedule from the Quad City International Airport to St. Louis effective November 1, 2003. While my initial reaction to this announcement, albeit premature, was "devastating," there is much more to the story.
As a dedicated jazz and blues lover and supporter, I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the outstanding support the River Cities' Reader provided for the 19th Annual Mississippi Valley Blues Festival held in LeClaire Park in Davenport from July 3 through 5.
I am a resident of the area in which the John Lewis Coffee Shop (JLCS) is planning on building a low-income housing development (12th and Myrtle) in Davenport. The development plan was made without contacting the neighbors in the area, and the organization is planning on moving forward despite neighbor opposition.
I am appalled at the lack of community participation in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's proceedings for the re-licensing of the Cordova Nuclear Power Plant. This is an issue that affects everyone living in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.
I am fascinated by the phenomenon that we as Americans are deliberately kept in a state of extreme fear. Here is a quote from Hermann Goering during his war-crimes trial at Nuremberg. "Why, of course, the people don't want war.
I am writing in response to the letter in the River Cities' Reader by Tanisha Deuth from Rock Island. (See "Letter Writer Should Check Facts," Issue 413, February 19-25, 2003.) Tanisha, you accuse Ms.
I am writing in reference to a letter recently posted in The Reader entitled "Will War Make Us Safer?" by Cathy Bolkcom. (See Issue 411, February 5-11, 2003.) Ms. Bolkcom, have you been stuck in a box in someone's basement for the last 60 years? Or do you not bother to check facts before you spout off random opinions to look smart? As an American citizen, you have the right of speech and the right to voice your opinion.
Thirty years ago this month, the rights of women took a giant leap forward. The landmark decision of Roe v. Wade was rendered. Women now had the right to a safe and legal abortion. As the abortion-rights community celebrates this milestone, Roe is in serious danger.
I had to read twice Tom Lundy's letter ("Clean Up Davenport: No Vacancy for the Homeless") in the 400th issue of the River Cities' Reader (November 13-19, 2002) before I realized that it was not tongue-in-cheek.
It would behoove any journalist to use more than one source for information for an article. It seems you have consulted Mr. Guard, and only Mr. Guard for the information in your article. (See "Davenport School-Board Member Guard on the Guard," River Cities' Reader Issue 400, November 13-19, 2002.