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    04/16/2014, 11:00 pm Judge: Next on the docket is the case of Frank Mullen vs. Spring Cleaning. The Bailiff will read the charges. ...
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    04/16/2014, 11:00 pm WASHINGTON -- It's all over but the shouting: Obamacare is working. All the naysaying in the world can't drown ...
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    04/17/2014, 12:12 am Going to a class reunion you hope to visit your high school fellow graduates. You keep track of obituaries to ...
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    04/16/2014, 11:00 pm The Bad Ship East Moline (formerly Good Ship) wallows in the stormy and dangerous waters of shameful deficit spending while ...
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    04/16/2014, 11:00 pm Thank you for the recent article "Monarch Waystations." I looked up the OED definition of waystation and found "a ...
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    04/16/2014, 11:00 pm Regular visitors to Viewpoints will notice a new face looking back at them today. We suspect many of you ...
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    04/15/2014, 11:00 pm By Dave Markward I read with interest the editorial, "Illinois should expand, not limit charter schools" and Scott Reeder's ...
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    04/16/2014, 11:27 am Medicare's announcement earlier this year about releasing individual physician payment information left me with mixed emotions. Who can argue ...
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    04/16/2014, 12:25 am Maybe our love affair with freedom begins with driving -- the ticket to fun and independence. I, for one, couldn't ...
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    04/15/2014, 2:40 pm Back in September we urged Quad-Citians who were called upon to volunteer to be part of a survey designed to ...
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    04/14/2014, 11:00 pm Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Washington Post demanding a ban on ...
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    04/14/2014, 11:00 pm A prime example of how our money is being wasted to receive duplicate information by the state of Illinois is ...
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    04/14/2014, 11:00 pm As of Jan, 1, Illinois requires all 7th and 12th grade students to receive a meningococcal vaccination. This necessitates adding ...
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    04/14/2014, 11:00 pm Over the last decade, Exelon has reaped more than $21 billion in profits, running a fleet of nuclear power plants ...
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    04/14/2014, 6:59 am We are again at a critical time of the year, where the governor proposes his budget and the debate ensues ...
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      Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

    1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
    1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
    1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
    1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
    1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
    1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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