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Posted on Reading 2.0, 31-Jul '13, 9:43AM

The Night Gwen Stacy Died is the story of two young runaways who are modeling their lives after Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. Sheila is 17 yrs old and works at a gas station in Coralville Iowa. She dreams of moving to Paris one day, but then comes to realize how unrealistic that dream is. Peter Parker is a 20-something taxi driver who often stops in at the gas station where Sheila works. He lives with his mother and is still haunted by his brother's suicide many years before. Though Peter and Sheila rarely talk, she finds herself oddly attracted to him.One night Peter Parker comes in with a gun. He wants ...

Posted on LuckyDog Poker, 28-Nov '12, 10:04PM

Thank you all for coming to the tournament! We had a great turnout and raised $1000 toward Jason’s Box! Thank you all again for your support, and best wishes! Jody Newkirk

Posted on Random thoughts of an Iowa boy , 2-Jul '12, 11:25AM

I've wanted to go to the Mississippi River Motorcycle Rally each year since I moved to Davenport. After putting it off the last three years, I finally said this is the year.I had a great time. Unfortunately I had to leave early for another commitment but I could have easily spent the whole night there.Let me back up just a bit. I did have a motorcycle once upon a time, back in my college days and when I was first married. But, as Darling Daughter (DD) got older and more of my time was spent on her activities, my time on the bike became less and less.I have to admit too, that I was becoming more and more nervous ...

Posted on Love and Work by Suzanne Roush, 28-Jun '12, 9:46PM

I started working for a well known bar and grill restaurant whose uniforms resembled a cross between a soccer referee and a circus performer.  Stripes are supposedly slimming, but I never felt attractive donning the black, red and white monstrosity.  I suppose the circus get-up was appropriate considering the employees and customers made you feel like you were in a big top performance.             Servers are a unique breed.  They are a mixture of people with Peter Pan syndrome, gay men, lifers and college ...

Posted on Dispatch/Argus Sports Blog, 28-Feb '12, 1:17PM

By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus prep basketball writer Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2012, 11 p.m. ===================================================== Davenport Assumption finished the final month ranked No. 1 in the boys’ portion of the Quad Cities Prep Basketball Power Poll. Monmouth-Roseville also remained a strong second fiddle for the last two votes in the bi-state ballot, administered for a fifth [...]

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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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