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09/30/2014, 1:31 pm Pity the chia seed. For so long this nutritional powerhouse was relegated to late-night television commercials hawking sprouting cat-shaped clay ...
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09/30/2014, 1:30 pm Just as you're finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn's overabundance of butternut ...
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09/30/2014, 1:30 pm We weren't sure whether this slightly sweet, slightly savory, very Italian pear tart belonged best at brunch or dessert. And ...
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09/30/2014, 1:30 pm Some days you just need to embrace a kitchen sink approach to cooking. This quick bread is just such a ...
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09/30/2014, 11:47 am Mr. Tidbit: Choice of Twinkies We survived the disturbance in the Force that was caused by the recent brief disappearance ...
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09/29/2014, 2:29 pm HONOLULU (AP) A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a ...
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09/23/2014, 2:09 pm NEW YORK (AP) — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from ...
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09/23/2014, 12:26 pm I didn't appreciate the numerous lovable qualities of dried beans until my college years, when I was living on my ...
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09/23/2014, 12:26 pm These earthy, hearty turnovers work equally well as a fall gathering appetizer and an easy weeknight meal. And not just ...
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09/23/2014, 12:25 pm A steak and potato dinner is an American cliche, but a delicious one. And in my mind, that gives us ...
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09/23/2014, 12:25 pm A pumpkin pie. Rolled up in a cinnamon bun. Do we have your attention yet? That's right ... We ...
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09/23/2014, 12:23 pm The annoying thing about Dorie Greenspan is that no matter how much you don't like to bake, aren't good at ...
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09/23/2014, 10:59 am Mr. Tidbit: Cheeziness Just when Mr. Tidbit was beginning to think that food companies were running out of ways to ...
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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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