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Bettendorf should decide on pool tonight
By Rachelle Treiber/ QUAD-CITY TIMES/Nov. 7, 2001
The Bettendorf Park Board will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. today to discuss final plans for renovations to the Splash Landing Aquatic Center, the city’s problem-plagued swimming pool that was closed for most of the summer.

EPA rules on arsenic in water hit small towns hard
By Barb Arland-Fye/ QUAD-CITY TIMES/Nov. 7, 2001
Federal efforts to reduce arsenic-related health risks in public water supplies are impacting some smaller Quad-City communities in a big way.

U.S. moves against Islamic money exchanges in crackdown on al-Qaida finances
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WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration orchestrated raids on U.S. businesses in a global crackdown on Osama bin Laden's financial network Wednesday. Overseas, Swiss police arrested two Arab financiers linked to the terrorist.

Despite month's investigation, U.S. still can't say source of anthrax attacks
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON -- Despite an intensive monthlong investigation, the Bush administration has not been able to determine whether deadly anthrax attacks were the work of domestic criminals or overseas terrorists, Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge said Wednesday.

Habit forming
QUAD-CITY TIMES
Somewhere in the world this weekend, more than 100 five-person teams are taking black-and-white habits off a dressing room hanger, putting them on and calling themselves “Reverend Mother,” “Sister Robert Anne,” “Sister Mary Amnesia,” “Sister Mary Leo” and “Sister Mary Hubert.”

Stocks mixed Wednesday, investors trade cautiously
By Amy Baldwin / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK — Investors played it cautious Wednesday, taking some profits from Wall Street’s latest rally and waiting for the next set of signals on the economy’s direction.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems to cut 360 jobs
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DENVER — Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. announced Wednesday it will slash 360 jobs as part of measures to cut $30 million in costs at its satellite and launch business.

Stadium opponents not swayed by new threat to Twins
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Immediately after baseball owners voted to eliminate two franchises, the Minnesota Twins' landlord obtained a restraining order blocking any changes in the team's situation until Thursday.

Time to put big back into Big Leagues
By Jim Litke / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- It's not all that hard to figure out what ails baseball. There were 2,429 major league games played during the regular season and 35 more in the playoffs. That's nearly twice as many as most of us need, and more important, are willing to pay for.

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Brooke era begins
For the first time in a decade, Davenport’s next mayor will not come equipped with a badge and a gun.

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Midwest League affiliates await impact on contraction
Their parent clubs are among those being considered for elimination under a proposal approved Tuesday by major league baseball owners, but the impact on Midwest League teams in the Quad-Cities and Clinton remains undetermined.

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If they put me in charge of things ...
We’re always jibber-jabbering of a united Quad-Cities. We do a lot of things right, and I seldom take knocks — if but lightly — at our home towns, but ...

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Special session agenda a work in progress
DES MOINES — With a special legislative session just a day away, Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and top lawmakers still are struggling to agree fully on the details of a final agenda.

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Hawkeyes’ Ferentz grows tired of flag football
IOWA CITY — Patriotism aside, watching every Saturday become flag day has become tiring to Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz.

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Bin Laden seeks nuclear weapons, Bush warns
WASHINGTON — President Bush said Tuesday that Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida terrorist network are trying to obtain nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, and he urged other nations to adopt the war on terrorism as their own.

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Federal funds rate falls to 2.0%
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve dropped a key interest rate to its lowest level in 40 years as it battled to prevent the “heightened uncertainty” following the terrorist attacks from sending the country into a deep recession.

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Exhibition games are no joke for the Globetrotters
IOWA CITY — When Michigan State’s basketball team halted the Harlem Globetrotters’ 1,373-game winning streak in a nationally televised exhibition last season, coach Tom Izzo left the Breslin Center feeling good about his team’s performance.

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Clinton approves higher hotel/motel tax rate
CLINTON, Iowa — Clinton riverfront development and tourism gained a boost at the polls Tuesday, when voters gave a big nod to hiking the city’s hotel/motel tax rate from 5 to 7 percent.

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New-look campaign a winner for Brooke
Two years ago, Charlie Brooke raised a ton of money right out of the gate. He kicked off his candidacy with a big splash in front of City Hall and, by all appearances, looked like a candidate to be reckoned with. Like someone who had the resources and the drive to win.

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