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Posted on QC Ghost, 16-Apr '14, 1:03PM

FBI counterterrorism agents are visiting gun shops in South Carolina to investigate "suspicious purchases"¯ made by people who talk about "big government,"¯ according to a new report.Author Brandon Turbeville says he was approached by an individual who works in a Columbia, South Carolina gun shop to relate the story of how an FBI agent entered the store on Monday, showed his credentials, before proceeding to ask a series of stunning questions.Telling the gun store worker he was tasked with visiting all the firearms outlets in the local area to check on "suspicious purchases"¯ for ...

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 16-Apr '14, 11:19AM

Burning Pepper to Prevent Preaching John Young was one of the courageous Baptist preachers in Virginia during the 18th  century who suffered for the freedom to preach according to conscience. He died in a good old age on April 16, 1817. … Continue reading →

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 16-Apr '14, 10:57AM

They have gone too far. Did you know that under Iowa law you are committing a criminal act if you teach your child or grandchild to shoot a defensive handgun if they are under the age of 14? Ask 8 year old Natalie. Recently both she and her father were kicked off a gun range […]

Posted on QC Examiner, 15-Apr '14, 10:22AM

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Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 14-Apr '14, 11:20PM

Seems as though talking about Walmart coming to Rock Island makes the folks at City Hall nervous. Black Hawk college's annual Spring Symposium planned more than a month ago, sent ripples through the city hall. Only one topic  of the more than half dozen was the focus of attention. The title: Walmart fiend or friend? A panel discussion by speakers on both sides is scheduled for April 15 at 11 a.m. in the auditorium, Room 306 in the college's Building #1. A request was made to the city's economic development department for a speaker on behalf of the proposed Walmart; there has been no reply to ...

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  Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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