Mediacom will televise all seven games from the ninth annual Dearrel Bates Mississippi River Shootout -- the event pitting girls basketball teams from each side of the river against each other -- on a tape-delayed basis on Sunday, Jan. 13 on MC22.
The broadcast on Jan. 13 will start at 11:30 a.m. with the matchup between Rockridge and Davenport North. Coverage will continue with back-to-back games featuring Alleman vs. Davenport West at 1 p.m.; Sherrard vs. Davenport Central at 2:30 p.m.; Moline vs. Bettendorf at 4 p.m.; Orion vs. North Scott at 5:30 pm; United Township vs. Pleasant Valley at 7 p.m. The shootout will conclude with the replay of the Rock Island vs. Davenport Assumption game at 8:30 p.m.
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground. 1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students. 1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.