Chuckles for February 2009

February 02
Q. Why was the musician arrested?
A. Because he got in treble!

February 05
Q. Where do horses live?
A. In neigh-borhoods!

February 09
Q. Why can't a bicycle stand up?
A. Because it's too tired!

February 16
Q. What month do trees dislike?
A. Sep-timher!

February 20
Q. What's a cow's favorite school activity?
A. Moo-sic!

February 23
Q. What do you call a flying policeman?
A. A helicopper!

February 26
Q. What do planets read?
A. Comet books!

February 27
Q. Why was the musician arrested?
A. Because he got in treble!

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Local events heading

  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.

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