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Posted on QC Examiner, 23-Apr '14, 2:14PM

Firehoses used on Obama protesters

Posted on QC Ghost, 23-Apr '14, 11:39AM

Disturbing new video footage shows TSA agents performing full body pat downs on two infants aged just 2 and 6 years old, illustrating how the federal agency still targets children despite a partial rollback of the policy in 2011.The clip begins with the two year old instinctively moving away from a ...

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 23-Apr '14, 10:47AM

Originally posted on Levi's Daily Thoughts:As an Oklahoma State Extension Master Gardener I have received quite an education on plant life and the proper care of them. On the first Wednesday of each month we have a meeting…

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 22-Apr '14, 10:00PM

Sometimes things are said by the ruling elite that gets me going. Such is the case with State Representative Clel Baulder who called the Iowa Gun Owners lobby “political terrorists” for contacting him about gun rights in our state. You may remember that Representative Baulder is the ...

Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 21-Apr '14, 11:45PM

" Adverse reaction to pill popping is the fifth leading cause  of death in the United States," writes Sonia Shah in her book, The Body Hunters," which gives a detailed account of how the pharmaceutical industry exploits the the world's poor. The subtitle is: Testing New Drugs on the World's ...

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 Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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