The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus are seeking Quad-Citians who have family members, friends or co-workers who live in Egypt.
Rioting and violent chaos has escalated there in the challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. According to the Associated Press, internet and cell phone services, at least in Cairo, appeared to be largely cut off since overnight in the most extreme measure so far to try to hamper protesters form organizing. However, that did not prevent tens of thousands from flooding the streets, emboldened by the recent uprising in Tunisia -- another North African Arab nation.
If you know someone living in Cairo or anywhere in Egypt, e-mail reporter Laura Anderson at email@example.com.