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Posted on Reading 2.0, 31-Jul '13, 9:43AM

The Night Gwen Stacy Died is the story of two young runaways who are modeling their lives after Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. Sheila is 17 yrs old and works at a gas station in Coralville Iowa. She dreams of moving to Paris one day, but then comes to realize how unrealistic that dream is. Peter Parker is a 20-something taxi driver who often stops in at the gas station where Sheila works. He lives with his mother and is still haunted by his brother's suicide many years before. Though Peter and Sheila rarely talk, she finds herself oddly attracted to him.One night Peter Parker comes in with a gun. He wants ...

Posted on LuckyDog Poker, 28-Nov '12, 10:04PM

Thank you all for coming to the tournament! We had a great turnout and raised $1000 toward Jason’s Box! Thank you all again for your support, and best wishes! Jody Newkirk

Posted on Random thoughts of an Iowa boy , 2-Jul '12, 11:25AM

I've wanted to go to the Mississippi River Motorcycle Rally each year since I moved to Davenport. After putting it off the last three years, I finally said this is the year.I had a great time. Unfortunately I had to leave early for another commitment but I could have easily spent the whole night there.Let me back up just a bit. I did have a motorcycle once upon a time, back in my college days and when I was first married. But, as Darling Daughter (DD) got older and more of my time was spent on her activities, my time on the bike became less and less.I have to admit too, that I was becoming more and more nervous ...

Posted on Love and Work by Suzanne Roush, 28-Jun '12, 9:46PM

I started working for a well known bar and grill restaurant whose uniforms resembled a cross between a soccer referee and a circus performer.  Stripes are supposedly slimming, but I never felt attractive donning the black, red and white monstrosity.  I suppose the circus get-up was appropriate considering the employees and customers made you feel like you were in a big top performance.             Servers are a unique breed.  They are a mixture of people with Peter Pan syndrome, gay men, lifers and college ...

Posted on Dispatch/Argus Sports Blog, 28-Feb '12, 1:17PM

By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus prep basketball writer Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2012, 11 p.m. ===================================================== Davenport Assumption finished the final month ranked No. 1 in the boys’ portion of the Quad Cities Prep Basketball Power Poll. Monmouth-Roseville also remained a strong second fiddle for the last two votes in the bi-state ballot, administered for a fifth [...]

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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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