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Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 19-Apr '14, 9:45AM

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 18-Apr '14, 7:26PM

"the Great, the Incomparable" Abel Morgan, was born at Welsh Tract, April 18, 1713, and educated near by, at Pencader Academy, kept by Rev. Thomas Evans. He was ordained at Welsh Tract in 1734, and was called to the Middletown … Continue reading →

Posted on QC Examiner, 18-Apr '14, 3:22PM

From Mike Jacobs’ long time pal Rich Miller, who is a consistent cheerleader for tax increases at his Capitolfax.com blog, whining that nothing could possibly be cut from the budget that wouldn’t hurt the downtrodden, kids, old people, etc. Ooops! It seems Illinois Mirror checked the budget line by line and discovered that Miller’s company […]

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 to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy's ranch.They shouldn't have been. Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to further an expanding definition of their missions. It's not controversial that the ...

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 announced that though she was willing to "wait and see", she was most concerned that Medicare would be cut to support the new previously uninsured. As a "boomer" she she said was worried. Others said it was a shame that so many social service  programs were being cut as a result of the restrictive ...

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  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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