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A prayer vigil for Trudy Appleby, with prayer and support for all missing people, will begin at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 121 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline. Ms. Appleby disappeared 18 years ago. Call 309-755-2409 for details

Q. What's possibly the best "face-saving" idea to come out of Harvard, this one in the 1870s? Hint: Baseball season permitting, you can spot one on tv any time you want.
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What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment and never in one thousand years?
A: The letter M

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  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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