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Posted on View Finders - Dispatch/Argus Photo Blog, 22-Sep '14, 10:40AM

It has only taken me a year but I am finally getting around to writing a blog entry about our green screen set-up here at the Dispatch/Argus.When we started our weekly web-cast "The Press Box" we didn't want it to be visually static with just two guys sitting in front of a newspaper logo. We use the green screen to drop in game action photos, team logos and stats. The hardest part for us was to fine tune our lighting on the cheap. We tried to utilize the studio strobes' modeling lamps along with some odds and ends we had laying around. After awhile of fighting the good fight in post-production we switched ...

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 22-Sep '14, 6:57AM

  The pastor had, perhaps, plunged a thousand in the creek Elder Devin, the Pastor of the Grassy Creek Baptist Church of Granville County, N.C. baptized fifty "happy' converts on Sept. 22, 1850 in that noble stream, by the same name, that … Continue reading →

Posted on QC Ghost, 22-Sep '14, 12:00AM

National Guard officials confirmed that three soldiers from the Afghan National Army have gone missing from Joint Base Cape Cod, reported WFXT-TV in Boston.Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar " who were at the base for training exercises " were reported missing by base security Saturday night and have not been seen since, the station said."There is no indication they pose a threat to the public," Massachusetts National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. James Sahady told the Cap Cod Times.  More!

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 21-Sep '14, 10:36PM

Due to recent events I have taken up a new hobby. In my never ending quest to open my mouth and insert my foot I have reached a new plateau. Thus the hobby. There may even be some extra cash in it once the bugs are worked out. I started looking into how to remodel […]

Posted on The Scoundrel, 20-Sep '14, 2:52PM

Some cartoonists capture the existence of life under Obama. Evil in the World –> Comically Incorrect Cartons by A.F. Branco

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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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