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Posted on QC Ghost, 23-Apr '14, 11:29PM

A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday.And that's just the beginning."The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are ...

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 23-Apr '14, 9:38PM

Since we’ve done nothing but talk politics this week we decided to do something different. Then when it started raining and I couldn’t work outside an idea was born. We decided to cruise the information highway in search of strange stories, neat stuff, and things that nobody needs to ...

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 23-Apr '14, 5:08PM

mizbēach Integrally attached to the OT offerings was the altar, the raised structure on which blood was sprinkled and the fat of animals was burned. The Hebrew mizbēach (H4196) is derived from zāḇach (H2076), the word for sacrifice. Mizbēach appears … Continue reading →

Posted on QC Examiner, 23-Apr '14, 4:32PM

After calling the Fair Map proposal “pure Republican Party politics” that would hurt minorities, Illinois Democrat Poobah Mike Madigan launched into a hateful and ugly diatribe against a political party that hasn’t had power for over a decade: “Put the Republicans in ...

Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 21-Apr '14, 11:45PM

" Adverse reaction to pill popping is the fifth leading cause  of death in the United States," writes Sonia Shah in her book, The Body Hunters," which gives a detailed account of how the pharmaceutical industry exploits the the world's poor. The subtitle is: Testing New Drugs on the World's ...

Posted on The Scoundrel, 8-Apr '14, 10:42AM

The local experts have all huddled together, sang kumbaya, then patted each other on the back while whispering sweet-nothings into each others ears. Their decision? Well according to an article over on QCOnline - “Organizers of a merger between United Township, East Moline, Silvis and ...

Posted on The Complacency Chronicles, 31-Mar '14, 10:47AM

As a general rule, I am not what you would call a "deep thinker."

I can't wax poetic about philosophy. I'm not the sort who willingly enters into theological debate. The way I see it, there are some folks out there equipped to handle complex intellectual discussions about the meaning of life, and then

Posted on Quad City Images, 26-Mar '14, 4:57PM

With today's news that the former River Bend Antiques/Hibernian Hall building is being renovated into more apartments, I put together this map of what's been happening in this corner of downtown Davenport.Blue are completed renovations, yellow-ish orange boxes are projects currently under ...

Posted on View Finders - Dispatch/Argus Photo Blog, 19-Nov '13, 4:05PM

In the past two years I've watched the news coverage from Joplin, Missouri, and Moore, Oklahoma, after tornados struck those communities. On Monday I got to whiteness the kind of destruction that powerful tornados can have when they strike populated ares. Our reporter, Tyler, and I went to ...

Posted on Greasy Joints, 23-Aug '13, 1:54PM

Don't worry, we are still alive. We still eat food, but it's usually microwaved or served in a white paper bag. Our weights our down, but our cholesterol and BP are through the roof. Truthfully, Richie has been to a lot of delicious food places lately, but refuses to write a blog, so I had to wait until we ...

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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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