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Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 1-Oct '14, 3:45PM

A little known plane crash during WWII has had my attention lately so we’ll share the short story of the Gremlin Special with you. The Gremlin Special was a Douglas C-47 Skytrain which crashed into a mountain on May 13, 1945. The flight with nineteen passengers, including eight women, and five crew members was looking […]

Posted on QC Examiner, 1-Oct '14, 3:26PM

From a Mike Smiddy press release via Ben Head: “This morning, candidate Jim Wozniak cancelled his scheduled appearance at the Quad City Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum just minutes before the event was scheduled to begin…’What my opponent did this morning was disrespectful to the Quad City Chamber of Commerce and to the people of […]

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 1-Oct '14, 11:20AM

American Minute with Bill Federer SEPTEMBER 7, 1774, the First Session of the Continental Congress was opened with prayer in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia. Threatened by the most powerful monarch in the world, Britain's King George III, America's founding fathers heard … Continue reading →

Posted on QC Ghost, 30-Sep '14, 2:16PM

Police arrested Connecticut state Rep. Christina "Tita" Ayala (D-Bridgeport) Friday on 19 voting fraud charges. The Chief State's Attorney's Office said in a press release that Ayala allegedly voted in local and state elections in districts where she does not reside.Ayala also allegedly fabricated evidence to investigators with the state Election Enforcement Commission, providing an inaccurate address to justify her voting in a district where she doesn't actually live, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.  Photo/Source!

Posted on The Scoundrel, 30-Sep '14, 10:23AM

As with many other information centers in the World of Cyberspace – I have a love/hate relationship with the services offered by the Internet giant Yahoo! In a totally unrelated search I stumbled across the word etymology of “Yahoo” that rightfully defines the essence of Yahoo!. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, Yahoo is originally […]

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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.

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