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Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 31-Jul '14, 10:37PM

A friend sent an email that gave me another ‘duh’ moment. I had been working on a post about how our country had changed and hit a snag. This video fixed that problem. Bingo! We didn’t have cellphones, color TV, FM radio, or a lot of other things but we were so busy being busy […]

Posted on QC Ghost, 31-Jul '14, 10:29PM

Univision stations in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix and Sacramento ranked #1 among Adults 18-49 in primetime outperforming ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC local stations!"The fact that our network was able to maintain the No. 1 position in primetime among these key demographics for two consecutive July sweeps as more networks air first-run shows validates our strong position in the industry amidst increased competition. It's a top priority of ours to continue to deliver world-class, culturally-relevant content that our viewers crave " in all of the ...

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 31-Jul '14, 12:21PM

What I have been thinking is cut government pay – THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Our public oeconomy also is such as to offer drudgery and subsistence only to those entrusted with its administration, a wise & necessary precaution against the degeneracy … Continue reading →

Posted on The Scoundrel, 31-Jul '14, 10:29AM

The Illinois Quad Cities loses another business to the Iowa side.   Bituminous Insurance moving RI headquarters to Davenport – Quad Cities Online.

Posted on Greasy Joints, 30-Jul '14, 2:21PM

Starting off this post in the nerdiest way possible- One Sunday, we headed to a comic con in downtown Rock Island at the Holiday Inn. After dodging R2D2 and a herd of other sweaty nerds, we scored some sweet comics and an Iceman action figure.  All that nerdiness left us famished.Looking at toys is hard work guys.  We wandered back to our car and saw that Mama Compton's was just across the street. Being too lazy/hungry to walk any further, and despite it's artsy bohemian vibe, we decided to give it a try. We collapsed onto the first table we saw, directly in front of an old ...

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  Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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