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    09/20/2014, 11:00 pm Editor's note: We sent the following via email Friday to U.S Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline and her Republican opponent, ...
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    09/20/2014, 11:00 pm It was confusing, frustrating, and even -- if you dared to admit it -- a bit annoying. Here we ...
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    09/20/2014, 11:00 pm The other day a few senators remembered they have rather well-paid jobs which they haven't bothered to show up to ...
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    09/20/2014, 11:00 pm Last Tuesday, the Genesius Theatre Foundation announced an ambitious capital/endowment campaign to carry the group's unique cultural/educational mission forward for ...
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    09/20/2014, 11:25 pm Since the denizens of Washington, D.C. have taken over the education industry they have thrown out the main reason of ...
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    09/20/2014, 11:00 pm Weary of war, we hoped that with U.S. combat troops out of Iraq and U.S. involvement in Afghanistan winding down, ...
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    09/20/2014, 11:00 pm We continue to read about the Quad-Cities having additional economic opportunities compared to other parts of our state. This wouldn't ...
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    09/20/2014, 11:26 pm Until now I've never been political. This is the first letter I've written to any paper. I do stay informed, ...
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    09/20/2014, 11:00 pm SPRINGFIELD -- For every new job created in Illinois since January 2010, two people have signed up for food stamps. ...
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    09/19/2014, 11:00 pm Jeers to the constant drip, drip, drip of troubling news beating on the heads of Rock Island County citizens. ...
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    09/19/2014, 11:00 pm Sometime in late February 1985 a young man, who was a student at Black Hawk College, came to The Dispatch ...
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    09/19/2014, 11:00 pm To many environmental activists, fracking is a new evil. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a process of using pressurized water, ...
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    09/19/2014, 11:00 pm On Sept. 10, President Obama finally announced his "strategy" for dealing with ISIL: "We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ...
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    09/18/2014, 11:00 pm There's an old "Seinfeld" episode where Jerry and Elaine are about to board a plane and the gate attendant tells ...
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    09/18/2014, 11:00 pm The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a ...
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    09/18/2014, 11:00 pm With heartfelt gratitude The Arc of the Quad Cities Area wishes to thank Walgreens for generously sponsoring and organizing the ...
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    09/18/2014, 11:00 pm A problem occurring in this world today concerns that of modesty. Modest apparel is dressing or behaving so as to ...
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    09/18/2014, 11:45 pm Disappointed and frustrated. That's how we felt when we got the bad news that the effort to save Moline's historic ...
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      Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

    1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
    1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
    1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
    1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
    1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
    1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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