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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 Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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