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    09/01/2014, 11:00 pm The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and ...
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    09/01/2014, 11:00 pm They sometimes are called "no-casserole diseases." Mental illnesses impact those who live with them and the families who love ...
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    09/01/2014, 11:00 pm Strange isn't it? Both Democrats and Republicans promise pretty much the same things. Both promise to increase well paying ...
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    09/01/2014, 11:00 pm I have known Cheri Bustos for 20-plus years. She is always professional and friendly. I participated in an exercise she ...
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    09/01/2014, 11:00 pm If you have ever wanted to make a big impact in your community and you have just a few hours ...
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    08/31/2014, 11:00 pm Today, people across the country join together to celebrate Labor Day, a creation of the labor movement dedicated to commemorating ...
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    08/31/2014, 11:00 pm Most Americans realize that Labor Day is about celebrating workers and their contribution to our free society, but that won't ...
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    08/31/2014, 11:00 pm This Labor Day, as we head to parades and barbecues to celebrate the achievements of America's workers, economic anxiety will ...
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    08/31/2014, 11:00 pm I consider this column exploratory. I am not an economist, and I have much more to learn about income inequality. ...
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    08/31/2014, 11:00 pm This fall the Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History Framework is scheduled to be released in our schools. The College Board ...
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    08/30/2014, 11:00 pm Official Washington, most notably Congress, is still away on its extended pre-Labor Day vacation, a fact that hasn't altered the ...
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    08/30/2014, 11:00 pm For somebody who doesn't seem to know what he's talking about, Dan Lee sure likes to talk about people who ...
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    08/30/2014, 11:00 pm Here we go again. Major college football teams are already in action. The National Football League opens the professional season ...
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    08/30/2014, 11:00 pm We've had plenty of rhetorical villains since the fatal police shooting of a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, grandstanders stirring ...
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    08/30/2014, 11:00 pm Winston Churchill once observed, "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." He was ...
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    08/30/2014, 11:00 pm I would like to provide to you with a comparison of Rock Island County and another county I am familiar ...
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    08/30/2014, 11:00 pm With the term for our latest stable of guest writers drawing to a close, today we're happy to announce another ...
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    08/30/2014, 11:00 pm I am troubled by The Dispatch's Aug. 23 reprinting of an opinion piece entitled "Pat Quinn's Illinois: Where the ...
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    08/30/2014, 11:00 pm The centers for Medicare and Medicaid services created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers ...
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    08/30/2014, 11:00 pm There are three elements of U.S. society: Government, business, and labor. They cannot survive without each other. However, right now, ...
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    08/30/2014, 11:00 pm SPRINGFIELD -- I bought a "new" phone the other day. My 6-year-old, Anna, gave it a perplexed look. ...
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      Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

    1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
    1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
    1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
    1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
    1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
    1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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