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Unless you know the exact address of a web site you are looking for, getting the information you need off of the web can be very difficult. To help users in finding the sites they want a number of search engines are available to everyone.



A search engine is a web site just like any other which keeps a list of the thousands of sites out on the web, much like a telephone book keeps a list of the addresses and phone numbers in a particular city. To use a search engine you go to its web site and type in the subject of the information you are looking for, and you are returned a list of sites which match your query. Each search engine operates in a slightly different manner so if you are not having much luck with one you may want to try out another.



Here is a short list of the more popular search sites on the web:





Alternatively you can go to the Quad-Cities OnlineŽ home page where many of these search engines are available from the line marked Search in the upper right portion of the page.



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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