Skip to main content
The largest online newspaper archive
A Publisher Extra® Newspaper

The Dispatch from Moline, Illinois • 1

The Dispatchi
Moline, Illinois
Issue Date:
Extracted Article Text (OCR)

3 lllini WcsCi 1 to 3 Inches of snow Ki fcwf 20s. WmOmt, Paa A2 '10 fto GCGDCI CO crjoy eta Bis PATCH 119th YEAR No. 168 50 CENTS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1997, MOUNE, ILLINOIS 0QOHD fgG GDflQfllMlfegK WORLD NATION Israel and the Palestinians The city council will consider the issue at its February meeting. "I'm very disappointed," Planned Parenthood regional director Connie Cook said after the 10-minute special meeting. "This should have been decided on its merits, and I don't believe it was.

We are not going to go away. Planned Parenthood will open a clinic in the Quad-Cities as we were invited to do." Pro-life leaders declared the vote a victory in their campaign to block the clinic. "When you fight city hall, you wonder if anyone hears you," Life and Family Coalition spokeswoman Luana Stoltenberg said. "It's wonderful to see the citizens of Bettendorf have been heard." In its written recommendation, the commission said it found conflicting evidence as to whether a clinic performing abortions would hurt the value of neighboring property. Davenport's former St.

Luke's Hospital performed enthood of Greater Iowa's site plan for a women's health care clinic, saying the clinic would harm neighboring property values. Most of the nearly 100 audience members who packed council chambers and overflowed into the hallway burst Into cheers and applause after the 5-2 decision. The clinic proposed for a 2-acre lot at Tech and Commerce drives would provide women's health services including abortions. Council still can override committee By John Kanthak Staff writer BETTENDORF The city's planning and zoning commission Tuesday night recommended the city council reject Planned Par abortions for years without an apparent detrimental affect on surrounding property values, it noted. "On the other hand, an owner of multifamily residential rental property located in close proximity to Planned Parenthood's proposed location stated that many of his tenants have threatened to move out if the application is approved," the recommendation PLEASE SEE I CUNIC, A2 Becherer: Challenge to unite signed an agreement today, praised by President Clinton, that will get Israeli troops out of Hebroa A3 Qora knaw: Documents show that Vice President Al Gore knew that a luncheon he attended at a Buddhist temple last spring was a fundraiser, although he had denied earlier that he knew that was the purpose.

AS Dafanss mtt: O.J. Simpson's defense team rested its case Tuesday, but the prosecution continued to hammer away about "those shoes." A7. Q-C AREA Jail shows overload: The number of people booked into the Rock Island County Jail, along with the jail's average daily population, reached record levels last year, according to statistics compiled by the sheriffs department. It was the second straight year, and the fourth in the last five, the jail population has grown. CI Silvia Infighting Silvis Aid.

Marty Palmer, D-lst Ward, threatens to sue the city Tuesday night, after the city council refused to pay the attorney fees he incurred while successfully defending his right to remain on the council despite being convicted of a felony 12 years ago. CI CKy couM sail land: The Moline City Council's public works committee recommended Tuesday the city sell a three-acre parcel of land on the south side of River Drive between 39th and 41st streets. The land is used one week each summer for the carnival at Riverfest. CI TALKING ABOUT LOSS OF A FRIEND COMMENT Brids wora pumpkin? A lawsuit out of Tallahassee, may be the best such story since the Great McDonald's Coffee-Scalding Verdict. A bride is suing a beauty shop because she says they ruined her hair for her big day (both burning it and turning it orange) and then it made matters worse by demanding a $300 payment.

.1 ft'" MONEY Aran ftrm honorad: Deere Co. was honored Tuesday by the Quad City Development Group, along with 12 companies assisted by the group during 1996. A10 Daara hiring: Deere Co. will hire up to 100 new workers for 89 days at its Harvester Works. A10 Dow spurts 83 points: The Dow, sparked by news that interest rates fell in the bond market, jumped 53.11 points.

All The Quad City Development Group honors companies for community involvement. A10 By RKa Paarson Staff writer MOLINE Deere Co. chairman Hans Becherer challenged the Quad-Cities' private sector Tuesday to step up its commitment to the Quad City Development Group and work together to make the community better. Membership in the development group has lagged in recent years as the local economy has picked up, said Mr. Becherer, keynote speaker at the development group's annual meeting at The Mark of the Quad-Cities.

About 300 people attended. "The message is loud and clear. Area companies and businesses must step up their support of the Quad City Development Group, if we expect it to continue attracting new businesses and new jobs as in the past," Mr. Becherer said. The development group's president, John Gardner, and chairman, Tom Robinson, "can do only so much on their own, without increased support and enthusiasm from our business and industry," he said.

"Big improvements have been made in recent years," he said, with a better housing supply, a more vigorous arts community, more hotel space and a first-class sports and entertainment center in The Mark. However, "more needs to be done for this area to fulfill its potential as a commercial hub of the upper Midwest," he said. Cooperation among the various communities has improved, "but we still compete for business at times, not as Quad City USA, but as Rock Island, or Bettendorf, Iowa," he said. "More broadly, however, we are part of the same economic family. What's good for Bettendorf helps East Moline.

What hurts Davenport is felt in Milan." The Quad-Cities must provide "a united front" for attracting industry, by developing a commu-nitywide program for placing heavy industry in one location and building office parks in another. "At a minimum, we should be able to come up with a common approach for each side of the river," Mr. Becherer said. PLEASE SEE OftOUP, A2 Chuck Thomas staff Moline High School sophomore student Sara Ellefritz, right, sits in her American history class Tuesday afternoon, a class that on Monday was taught by the late David Youngvorst, who died unexpectedly Monday night. Ms.

Ellefritz and other Core students and teachers like Jim Tabor, above, talked about the loss of their teacher and friend and their memories of him during classes today. MHS remembers teacher LIFE 7ls tho saaaon for citrus: January's the time to enjoy fresh citrus from Florida, Arizona and Texas. Just by its looks, this colorful fruit brightens the gray days of winter. Bl Amway Isn't his way: Columnist Michael Ashcraft says the philosophy behind the Amway sales club seems to be the pursuit of loot. Bl SPORTS Still daNvarkig: Pacesetter Ian Hanavan started delivering The Dispatch and is now dispensing points for the streaking Moline basketball team.

Dl Bullish again: It wasn't easy but the Chicago Bulls managed to hold off the Washington Bullets on a night when Galesburg senior Molly Watson enjoyed the spotlight at The United Center. Dl Thundar fall: A late turnover cost the Quad City Thunder a chance to get out of Florida with an upset CBA win over the big, bad Beachdogs. D2 CHUCKLE "Time's fun when you're having flies." Ker-mit the Frog sion of what they could do for the family. What kind of memorial would pay tribute to the teacher they loved so well, they asked. Mr.

Youngvorst was young, active and appeared to be in good health, which made his death so unexpected. He ran and played basketball, a game he had excelled at as a starter with Moline in the 1970s and later at Knox College. He was a multi-talented individual, who encouraged students to strive for more, in and out of school, his friends said. On Monday night, just hours before his death of an apparent heart attack, Mr. Youngvorst was among a group of school district staff and students receiving Deere Harvester and Moline-Coal Valley Schools Business and Education Partnership special recognition awards.

Recipients are nominated for their community activities and By Pam Barangar Staff writer MOLINE Students and teachers at Moline High School remember Dave Youngvorst, who died Monday at the age of 39, not only as a social-studies teacher, coach and co-worker, but more importantly as their friend. "One of the most powerful testimonials is that of your peers," principal Gary Koeller said Tuesday. "When we had the staff meeting this morning to discuss grief counseling, several of his close friends stood up and spoke. How people felt about Dave was clearly written on their faces." Clearly, the faces of teachers and students showed the pain of sudden, misunderstood loss. Counselors were available to students throughout the day.

Core-group students met with the three other core-group teachers during the period Mr. Youngvorst would have taught. Most of the class time was taken up with discus INSIDE ft fi'M: Jobs Money Obituaries A5 Speak Out Television B5 Theaters B3 Births Classified Comics Commentary Crossword PLEASE SEE TEACHER, A2 Dave Youngvorst BITS A PIECES Bucksys call: Iowa's basketball Hawkeyes look to continue their perfect Big Ten season tonight when Ohio State visits. That's where staff writer Mike Egenes will be for the story. SPORTS Waakand wandarlngs: Check the calendar of community happenings compiled by Sean Leary, entertainment editor.

UFI Denver Members of the Westemaires riding group parade through downtown Denver Tuesday, as part of the start of the 91st annual National Western Stock Show. a 50th anniversary bash. The queen invited other couples married in 1947 to apply for the 4,000 invitations to her July 15 party in the palace gardens. The queen, then 21-year-old Princess Elizabeth, married Greek-born Prince Philip, a descendant of Danish, Greek and Russian royalty, at Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947.

The marriages of the queen's eldest sons, Prince Charles to Princess Diana, and Prince Andrew to the former Sarah Ferguson, ended in divorce last year. Her only daughter, Princess Anne, got divorced In 1992. in drag. "In fishnet and feathers, he's a unisex wreck," Blackwell said in announcing his list. The worst dressed list: 1.

Dennis Rodman; 2. Glenn Close; 3. Lisa Kudrow; 4. Helen Hunt; 5. (tie) Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton; 6.

Sarah, Duchess of York; 7. Elizabeth Shue; 8. Drew Barrymore; 9. Claire Danes; 10. Lori Petty.

Queen planning golden anniversary LONDON (AP)- Her children's marriages didn't last, but hers did and Queen Elizabeth II is inviting long-married couples to Worst-dressed woman Is Rodman LOS ANGELES (AP)-Cross-dressing basketball bad boy Dennis Rodman led Mr. Blackwell's 37th Annual Worst Dressed Women List, a roll-call of fashion frumps. The acid-tongued Black-well, who was designing dresses for the rich and famous when he originated the list in 1960, annually skewers celebrities in an effort he said was designed to encourage fashion consciousness. Blackwell picked the Chicago Bulls star atop the list for his habit of dressing Mike Egenes Customar sarvlea: 7S7-OSM Subscriptions: 7S7-OS4S Newsroom: 7SS4441 Associated Prest MJ. J.

I dih.

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 300+ newspapers from the 1700's - 2000's
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra® Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the The Dispatch
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

About The Dispatch Archive

Pages Available:
Years Available: