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In the Tri States
12:37 am
Fri February 10, 2006

In The Tri States

January 2006 – A review of the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio newsroom during January 2006.

Afternoon Edition
6:06 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Afternoon Edition

WIUM Local
5:58 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Backlog Could Hinder Preparation of Tax Bills

McDonough County – McDonough County's assessments office must clear up a backlog of land transfer records if the county tax bills will go out on time. Supervisor of Assessments Tammy Camp has been without a technician to update and make changes in the county's computerized land records. Camp is interviewing applicants, but she says when a new person is hired, they will have at least two months of work to catch up with. Camp says unless the records are up to date soon, the state could prevent the county from sending out its property tax bills.

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WIUM Local
3:57 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Spokesman Differs with 'Fast Food Nation'

Macomb, IL – A Cargill spokesman outlined his problems with statements in the book "Fast Food Nation" in an appearance at WIU. Mark Klein is director of communications for the firm which owns the Excel packing plant, among others. Klein praised the "tinge of outrage" and writing style of Eric Schlosser. However, he qestioned some of the statistics given, and said the book contained no new charges against the meatpacking industry. Klein says there's sometimes a tendency in the media to take a formulaic approach to an issue and to view an issue involving corporate America as "David v.

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WIUM Local
3:46 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Fort Madison Water Rates May Increase

Fort Madison, IA – Fort Madison residents may soon pay more for city water. The city council has approved the first reading of a measure that would substantially increase the city's water rates. City Manager Bill Kelly says residential and commercial customers would see a monthly increase of about 24%, if approved. Industrial and wholesale water rates would also increase. Kelly says the city will have to replace the current water plant, in the near future, to keep up with the demand for service.

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