July 7, 2005

Good idea?

Quad Cities Online posts a story about the cost involved in local fireworks shows which mentions that part of the cost is the expense of cleaning up the litter crowds leave behind.

Anyone see the irony in the following passage from the article?
Bettendorf parks director Steve Grimes said several people watched Monday's show from the Palmer Hills golf course. The litter wasn't worse than last year, but for the 2006 show the city plans to pass out fliers reminding people to pick up their garbage as they leave.
I suppose you could look at it as distributing litter to those who neglected to bring any.


At 7/07/2005 8:08 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Dopester, you again have to have a login and password to see the actual story...... too bad so sad

At 7/07/2005 11:13 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I can only tell you that in order to access some (most) stories on the Dispatch/Argus's Quad Cities Online, you have three options.

First, if you subscribe to the print editions of either paper, you can look on your invoice and get your subscriber number. (Or call the paper and they'll give it to you.)

Then go to QC Online and enter that number and fill out the form and choose a user name and password, and you then have access to the entire paper online.

The second option, is to pay a fee for access.

Thirdly, you can join QC Online as your ISP and e-mail provider and get access to the paper's articles that way.

I realize those aren't very good options, and I do regret the fact that some are not able to follow the links to Dispatch/Argus stories, but I of course have no control over how they've chosen to set up their site.
Most papers don't charge, but they do.

At 7/08/2005 1:07 AM, Blogger Rawk Eyelund said...

While my sister was watching a parade in Bolivia, an airplane slowly flew over spewing out little pieces of paper. She picked one up and read it. it said"Please don't litter the street."


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