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Posted on Jame's 1948 , 29-Jul '14, 10:59AM

  John Leland "Not many noble" The great Baptist preacher and leader in the early days of our Republic, John Leland's description of Elijah Baker was quite revealing. He said that he was "a man of low parentage, small learning … Continue reading →

Posted on QC Ghost, 29-Jul '14, 7:31AM

The Internal Revenue Service has settled a lawsuit brought by a secular activist group, reportedly agreeing to adopt standards for determining and investigating whether churches and religious organizations have violated restrictions on political activity.The precise terms ...

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 28-Jul '14, 10:43PM

Some people like nothing more than to smell the roses in their garden or curl up with a good book. Others put on their hiking boots or running shoes and get out to exercise. And others like to push things to limit by jumping out of planes, or seeing how much their bodies and/or machines […]

Posted on QC Examiner, 28-Jul '14, 1:34PM

To look at recent QCOnline articles, it would appear the entire Rock Island County is on fire, and rightly so: An employee with the East Moline Correctional Center formally resigned Thursday, six months after she was placed on leave for allegedly using a work computer to hack into an ...

Posted on The Scoundrel, 23-Jul '14, 9:24AM

Evidently with modern science you really can’t keep a worshiped man down. Of course the taxpayers are probably financing the affair in more ways than security. Instead of boxers or briefs the question is now Viagra or Cialis?   Meet Bill Clinton’s Latest Mistress | The ...

Posted on View Finders - Dispatch/Argus Photo Blog, 22-Jul '14, 9:45AM

Some of my favorite golf photos from this year's John Deere Classic.Zach Johnson always has a big gallery following him around the course. Always looking for new angles to show all the people surrounding him. Brian Harman pulled a local high school basketball coach out of the crowd when is caddie ...

Posted on The Complacency Chronicles, 18-Jul '14, 10:33AM

So my review of Richmond Hill Players' current production of The Odd Couple got SERIOUSLY chopped down in the paper this week.  Here's the review as I had originally intended it:-----Sometimes we reviewers have it easy.

The past few local theater productions I've been tasked with attending

Posted on Greasy Joints, 9-Jul '14, 3:27PM

Wordless Wednesday(Almost)Another top notch tenderloin. This one coming to my stomach from Big Dave and Holly's in LeClaire.  Grilled well, not overdone like others I have tried.And a post would not be complete without a beautiful burger shot.  or twoAlso grilled to perfection with a ...

Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 22-Jun '14, 11:51AM

Recently the Rock Island School District #41 received news that it will receive federal funds to improve the test scores of the students throughout the system, which has a below average national rating. School teachers are now teaching to the test. This means students can memorize the answers ...

Posted on Quad City Images, 20-Jun '14, 8:28AM

 The Bettendorf Library is hosting a celebration of Charlie Chaplin's silent films this afternoon and evening. They've made this clever video as well. This is one of those great examples of the small world that is the Quad Cities, as this video involves people from my childhood and adult life ...

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  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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