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Ingredients

1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
5 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
2 pounds cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 eggs
10 ounces white chocolate, melted (not almond bark)
4-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate, melted

Instructions

Mix cracker crumbs, butter and sugar in bowl; press into bottom and sides of spring form pan. Preheat oven 300 degrees. Combine cream cheese and butter in large bowl and beat until smooth. Add eggs. Add white chocolate and vanilla and beat 1-2 minutes at medium speed. Put mixture into prepared pan and bake 1 hour. Drizzle with melted semi-sweet chocolate. Let stand 2 hours at room temperature. Refrigerate for 12 hours.

Robin Diaz
Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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