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Posted on QC Examiner, 20-Apr '14, 4:37PM

….not only do you retain the right to vote, you also continue to be eligible for Medicaid.

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 20-Apr '14, 12:46AM

We wish you a joyous Easter. If your religion doesn’t celebrate Easter, or you don’t believe, we wish you an enjoyable Sunday. At our place on the west coast of the Mississippi River we do. We will celebrate with Dad and my siblings. The weather is supposed to be picture perfect and we have ...

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 19-Apr '14, 11:56AM

The word usually translated burnt offering in the OT is "ōlāh (H5930). Interestingly, it is derived from a root ("ālāh, H5927) that while sometimes rendered "to burn," as in the burning of a lamp (Exo_27:20), actually means "to go up, … Continue reading →

Posted on QC Ghost, 18-Apr '14, 11:56AM

Military-style units from government agencies are wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens. Source!Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle's grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised ...

Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 17-Apr '14, 9:14PM

The other day I was at a luncheon meeting. As has been my experience during the past few months, the conversation eventually came around to the Affordable Care Act. Some of the guests complained about the "extravagant costs" associated with the health care act and its consequences. One person ...

Posted on The Scoundrel, 8-Apr '14, 10:42AM

The local experts have all huddled together, sang kumbaya, then patted each other on the back while whispering sweet-nothings into each others ears. Their decision? Well according to an article over on QCOnline - “Organizers of a merger between United Township, East Moline, Silvis and ...

Posted on The Complacency Chronicles, 31-Mar '14, 10:47AM

As a general rule, I am not what you would call a "deep thinker."

I can't wax poetic about philosophy. I'm not the sort who willingly enters into theological debate. The way I see it, there are some folks out there equipped to handle complex intellectual discussions about the meaning of life, and then

Posted on Quad City Images, 26-Mar '14, 4:57PM

With today's news that the former River Bend Antiques/Hibernian Hall building is being renovated into more apartments, I put together this map of what's been happening in this corner of downtown Davenport.Blue are completed renovations, yellow-ish orange boxes are projects currently under ...

Posted on View Finders - Dispatch/Argus Photo Blog, 19-Nov '13, 4:05PM

In the past two years I've watched the news coverage from Joplin, Missouri, and Moore, Oklahoma, after tornados struck those communities. On Monday I got to whiteness the kind of destruction that powerful tornados can have when they strike populated ares. Our reporter, Tyler, and I went to ...

Posted on Greasy Joints, 23-Aug '13, 1:54PM

Don't worry, we are still alive. We still eat food, but it's usually microwaved or served in a white paper bag. Our weights our down, but our cholesterol and BP are through the roof. Truthfully, Richie has been to a lot of delicious food places lately, but refuses to write a blog, so I had to wait until we ...

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  Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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