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10/14/2014, 1:19 pm Eating a salad a day is one of my strategies for making sure I get at least one serious daily ...
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10/14/2014, 1:19 pm As mornings get crisper and cozy beds tempt the snooze button, some of us will take any motivation we can ...
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10/14/2014, 1:18 pm Let's talk about one of the season's most iconic vegetables — canned pumpkin. Yes, canned, because that's how 99 ...
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10/13/2014, 4:04 pm NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no ...
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10/09/2014, 9:45 am NEW YORK (AP) — They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick. But the artificial ...
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  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.


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