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Former Rock Island County Sheriff Jeff Boyd is considering making a run for sheriff against the man who replaced him, Gerry Bustos, in the March 20, 2018, primary election.

\u201cI took out petitions, that is accurate,\u201d the 51-year-old Democrat told the Quad-City Times on Wednesday. \u201cI haven\u2019t made up my mind what I\u2019m going to do.\u201d

Boyd confirmed that he picked up election papers from the Rock Island County Clerk\u2019s Office earlier this month and that he is exploring his options.\u00a0

Nov. 27 is the first day for candidates of established political parties to file nomination papers. The last day to file is Dec. 4. He said, if he decides to run, he will file his petition on Nov. 27.

Boyd, who was elected in 2010, resigned in September 2014 after entering an Alford plea in Rock Island County Circuit Court to a misdemeanor charge of attempted official misconduct, a Class A misdemeanor, and was sentenced to one year of probation.

In an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but concedes that the prosecution likely has enough evidence to win a conviction.

Prosecutors from the Illinois Attorney General\u2019s Office accused Boyd of using his position as sheriff to intimidate and threaten a woman he met at DePaepe's gym in Rock Island. He pursued the woman, who is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, over repeated text messages, according to the attorney general\u2019s office.

After the woman asked Boyd to stop and leave her alone, he continued to pursue her, attempting to use his position in public office and as a law enforcement officer to intimidate and harass her, according to the attorney general\u2019s office.

As part of his plea, he also forfeited the pension he earned in his time as sheriff.

Boyd told reporters during a Sept. 12, 2014, news conference in front of the Rock Island County Justice Center: \"I am still not convinced that my actions, while improper, constituted a crime.

\"That being said, I accept full responsibility for my conduct, regardless of whether or not it was actually a crime.\"

Bustos was appointed to serve as acting sheriff after Boyd resigned and was elected to a four-year term in November 2014. He announced his bid for re-election in June.

When reached for comment Wednesday, Bustos said, \u201cI am focused on running the Rock Island County Sheriff\u2019s Office and a good campaign of my own.\u201d

The woman involved in the case, Andrea Favela, filed a lawsuit against Boyd, the sheriff\u2019s office and the county in March 2015 in U.S. District Court, Rock Island. A year later, the sheriff\u2019s office was dismissed from the suit.

The suit is still pending against the other defendants as of Wednesday.

Boyd, in court filings submitted by his attorney in the suit, denied that he had a romantic interest in Favela or that he used his position as sheriff to threaten, intimidate or harass her.

When asked why he is considering another run for office, Boyd said, \u201cbecause I can.\u201d

\u201cThat\u2019s a very important thing as an active community leader,\" he said. \"I have the ability to run. I have the ability to change things, and I have proven results.\u201d

He also said, \u201cThere\u2019s a whole side to the story that nobody has ever heard, and that story deserves to be told.\u201d

Boyd declined to elaborate Wednesday.

His wife, Ann Boyd, is employed in the advertising department of the Quad-City Times.

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Q. Can you find out if Brach's is no longer making Chocolate Stars, and if so, why? I haven't been able to find them in a couple of years. \u2014\u00a0Dave, DeWitt, Iowa

A. According to information on the Brach's website,\u00a0brachs.com,\u00a0the company does still manufacture Milk Chocolate Stars. The website also contains a product finder:\u00a0brachs.com/product-finder.

According to the product finder, Milk Chocolate Stars are available at Quad-City area Hy-Vee stores and Fareway stores. You may want to contact a store in your area to confirm. Halloween is just around the corner. So, it is possible these stores will be stocking up.

Brach's was founded in 1904 by Emil J. Brach. According to his obituary in the Chicago Tribune, Brach founded the company with $1,000 of capital. Brach died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1947, of an apparent heart attack. He was a native of Schoenwald, Germany, the obituary said. He attended school in Burlington, Iowa. To read more about Emil J. Brach. visit qctimes.com/askthetimes.

In 2007, Brach's Confections was sold to Farley's & Sathers Candy Co. In 2012, it merged with the Ferrara Candy Co.

If you have further questions about Milk Chocolate Stars or other Brach's/Ferrara Candy Co. products, You can contact their corporate headquarters at:

Ferrara Candy Co., Oakbrook Terrace Tower, 1 Tower LN #2700, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, 1-800-323-1768,\u00a0ferrarausa.com/contact-us.

If you are in the Forest Park, Illinois, area, Ferrara Candy Co. also has an outlet store: Outlet Store, 7301 W. Harrison St., Forest Park, IL 60130. Store hours are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday and closed Sundays.

Q. In Eldridge, Iowa, there used to be a business called Can City. You could return empty aluminum pop cans in bulk. I would rinse the cans out and throw them into a lined garbage can. Can City would give you a nickel for each can. I do not like to take two or three cartons back to the grocery store. It is much easier to return a whole sack of cans at once. Can City is no longer in Eldridge, and I don't know of another place that will let you return the cans in bulk form and give you back your 5-cent refund for each can. Do you or any of your readers know of a business that will let you return two or three bags (500 or more cans) at a time and get your 5-cent refund per can? \u2014\u00a0Kate

A. According to a list on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources website,\u00a0iowadnr.gov,\u00a0there are two other redemption centers in Scott County. However, after calling both, we discovered that only one accepts cans in the bulk amounts you described:

Eastern Iowa Recyclers Inc., 2844 W. 72nd St., Davenport. For more information, including hours, call 563-391-8613.

To view the list from the Department of Natural Resources, visit qctimes.com/askthetimes.

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Davenport Schools Superintendent Art Tate has responded to an ethics complaint lodged by the state last year, asking that it \"be dismissed in its entirety.\"

Tate, represented by the Davenport law firm of Lane & Waterman, filed the response on Sept. 15 to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, Des Moines.

The ethics complaint involves Tate's decision in October 2016 to spend district reserve funds to pay for programming costs in excess of allowable limits set by the state. He did so with the full support of the Davenport School Board and to make a point about inequities in the law that allows some districts to spend more per pupil than others.

\"Art

Tate

The educational examiners board has set a hearing for Feb. 6, 2018, to be heard by an administrative law judge, Margaret LaMarche.

Tate responded that he agrees to the date, time and place of the February hearing, but he asks that it be held before the entire Board of Educational Examiners, or BOEE.\u00a0

He also requests that while he will participate in person at the hearing, others witnesses may be part of the hearing by telephone.\u00a0

Tate also will determine later if he wants to request a prehearing conference.

Tate denies he has failed to comply with state law and offers information on what Iowa districts have done with what is called \"spending authority.\"

That spending authority is part of the school funding formula and is set by the Iowa Legislature for all districts in Iowa.

In the ethics complaint lodged by Ryan Wise, head of the Iowa Department of Education, Tate was charged with willfully using the district's reserve funds to pay programming costs.

\"Ryan

Wise

In his official response, Tate denies \"willfully departing from or failing to conform to the minimum standards of acceptable and prevailing educational practices in Iowa.\"

To the extent that Davenport exceeded its spending authority in the past four years, the superintendent said there have been 36 instances of other districts overspending their spending authority.\u00a0

\"In none of those situations, was a BOEE complaint brought against a district superintendent, nor has a superintendent's license been affected on such basis,\" Tate's response states.

The state's investigation in late August ended with two counts against Tate: that he failed to comply with state law and that he \"willfully departed from, or failed to conform to, minimum and prevailing educational practices in Iowa.\"

In his response, Tate admitted to exercising his right to free speech by saying that in his opinion, the Iowa school funding formula is unfair, should be amended and results in discrimination in educational funding, specifically that his students are treated as if the are \"worth less\" than other students in Iowa.

Also in Tate's response, it points out that district leaders have spent the past three years working through legislative channels to get a \"fix\" for disparities in school funding.

In addition, Davenport sought permission from the Iowa School Budget Review Committee to spend the difference in funding, calculated at $175 per student, from its reserve funds, but that request was denied in December.

\"Tate has followed the proper channels in bringing the issue of funding disparities to the forefront. Unfortunately, though his candor about the inequity of the funding formula has met with great support, it has not been successful in obtaining a legislative solution,\" according to the response.

\"There has been no suggestion that Tate either used any money inappropriately, or that Tate departed from acceptable and prevailing educational practices,\" the response reads, referring to the 36 other districts that routinely incur negative unspent balances in Iowa.\u00a0

\"Superintendent

Davenport Community School District Superintendent Art Tate talks with first-graders about their class work in September 2016 at Garfield Elementary School, Davenport.

Finally, in his response, Tate denied violating any law applicable to fulfilling his professional obligations.

\"Tate's attempt to obtain equal treatment for his students has been done with the utmost transparency and has resulted in the complaint being filed against him,\" the response reads.

In addition, the response lists \"affirmative defenses\" to show that Tate has not broken any state law, that sanctioning Tate would not be in the public interest and that he has acted in good faith in his attempts to obtain fair treatment of his students.

The issue of overspending is moot, the response reads: Tate has recently presented a five-year plan to eliminate the district's negative unspent balance, which will be submitted to the Iowa School Budget Review Committee. If the committee approves the plan, it will eliminate the negative unspent balance.

The state's complaint is based on \"arbitrary and capricious enforcement,\" Tate's response reads.\u00a0

He requests that the state's complaint be dismissed entirely or that the state prepare a \"more definitive and detailed Statement of Charges\" so he can prepare for the 2018 hearing.\u00a0

Tate's attorneys are Richard Davidson and Wendy Meyer of Lane & Waterman, the district's legal firm.

Tate currently holds a professional administrator license in Iowa, due to expire Aug. 31, 2022. On Sept. 11, the Davenport School Board voted to extend his contract to 2020.

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Jersey Mike\u2019s Subs is holding its grand opening today for its new Davenport store.\u00a0

Franchise owners Aron and Camilla Lees will hold a free sub fundraiser beginning today through Sunday to support McKinley Elementary and again Monday to Oct. 1 to support Sudlow Intermediate School.

Located at 2124 Kimberly Road, Jersey Mike's is offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to McKinley Elementary and Sudlow Intermediate schools. To be eligible, customers must have one of the 10,000 coupons circulated throughout the Quad-Cities.

\"We know the impact the teachers and staff of these local schools have on the children and what a difference they can make in their lives,\" said Aron Lees. \"We are extremely excited to be able to help them and create lifelong relationships with the staff, the children and their families.\"

Since 2010, Jersey Mike\u2019s locations throughout the country have raised $25 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 1.5 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. This year, the company\u2019s 7th Annual Jersey Mike\u2019s Month of Giving in March raised more than $5.5 million for nearly 150 charities throughout the country.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. The store can be contacted at (563) 359-4500.

Founded in 1956, Jersey Mike\u2019s now has 1,500 restaurants open and under development nationwide. Jersey Mike\u2019s was named the country\u2019s fastest-growing Limited Service Chain this year and fastest-growing sandwich chain in the 2017 Nation\u2019s Restaurant News Top 100.

Its sandwiches are known to be made \"Mike\u2019s Way\" with fresh vegetables topped off with a zing of \u201cthe juice\u201d \u2013 a blend of red wine vinegar and olive oil. Meats and cheeses are sliced on the spot and piled on in-store baked bread. It also has a reputation for the neighborly banter between staff and customers.

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\"NWS:
NWS: Weather summary
\"NWS\"
NWS

Here's the afternoon forecast from the National Weather Service. It will be mostly sunny with a high near 91 degrees and a low around 67 degrees. Afternoon heat index readings are expected to top out in the lower to middle 90s. There's a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. with chances of rain increasing to 40 percent overnight.\u00a0 South winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

\u2022 7 day forecast

\"Jersey

Jersey Mike's opened Wednesday next to the Fresh Thyme store in Kimberly Crossing shopping center in Davenport.

\u2022 Jersey Mike\u2019s Subs is holding its grand opening today for its new Davenport store. Franchise owner Aron and Camilla Lees is holding a free sub fundraiser beginning today through Sunday to support McKinley Elementary and again Monday to Oct. 1 to support Sudlow Intermediate School.

Located at 2124 Kimberly Road, Jersey Mike's is offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to McKinley Elementary and Sudlow Intermediate schools. To be eligible, customers must have one of the 10,000 coupons circulated throughout the Quad-Cities.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. The store can be contacted at (563) 359-4500. Read more.

\"Iowa

Iowa's Akrum Wadley (25) runs in for a touchdown against Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)

• Things are heating up as the Big Ten opener approaches. Today’s Hawkeye 10@10, your daily dose of Iowa news and notes, looks at how Penn State differs from many opponents Iowa faces, a special moment for Akrum Wadley and how injuries have sidelined a pair of Hawkeyes in the NFL. Read more.

\"091917-bridge-011\"

A tow boat moves an empty barge into position next to an excavator on the Mississippi River near the site of a new bridge east of the current I-74 bridge in Bettendorf, Iowa Tuesday September 19, 2017.

\u2022 Times photographer Jeff Cook captures images of the latest goings at the construction site for the new Interstate 74 bridge between Bettendorf and Moline.

"} ]
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Football

Today's game

Iowa metro

Dubuque Wahlert at Assumption

Friday's games

Iowa metro

Bettendorf at Muscatine

Clinton at Iowa City High

Davenport North at Davenport Central

Davenport West at Dubuque Senior

Dubuque Hempstead at North Scott

Western Dubuque at Pleasant Valley

Iowa area

Anamosa at West Liberty

Bellevue at West Branch

Durant at North Cedar

Louisa-Muscatine at Wilton

Maquoketa Valley at Tipton

Marion at Maquoketa

Mid-Prairie vs. Camanche at Ashford University Field

Northeast at Mount Vernon

Wapello at Columbus Community

West Delaware at Central DeWitt

Midland at Iowa Valley

Springville at Easton Valley

Western Big Six

Alleman at United Township

Moline at Galesburg

Quincy at Rock Island

Illinois area

Erie-Prophetstown at Kewanee

Fulton at Morrison

Galena at West Carroll

Geneseo at Sterling

Mercer County at Annawan-Wethersfield

Princeton at Orion

Ridgewood at Stark County

Riverdale at Bureau Valley

Sherrard at Monmouth-Roseville

West Central at Mid-County

Saturday's game

Rockridge at Sterling Newman, 2 p.m.

Volleyball

MAC standings

;Conf;Overall

;;W;L;W;L

Pleasant Valley;;5;0;17;1

Bettendorf;;5;0;12;1

Assumption;;4;1;11;3

North Scott;;3;2;14;7

Davenport Central;3;2;9;6

Muscatine;;3;2;4;12

Clinton;;1;4;7;6

Davenport North;;1;4;7;7

Burlington;;0;5;2;11

Davenport West;;0;5;1;8

Tuesday's late result

Marquette Catholic 25-25, Easton Valley 12-23

Marquette stats only

Kills -- Teona Richman 10, Lexi Swain 5, McKenna Hingtgen 5; \u00a0Assists -- Hingtgen 15; \u00a0Aces -- Swain 2, Richman 2, Sunny North 2; \u00a0Blocks -- Hingtgen 3, Madi Anderson 2; \u00a0Digs -- Alyx Sieverding 17, Paige Lampe 16

Records:\u00a0 Marquette 10-9, 1-0

Wednesday's results

Orion 18-25-25, Rockridge 25-18-20

Kills -- RR (Amelia Thomas 9, Taylor Zeck 7, Jessica Stice 5, Fran Letts 5); Orion (Sarah Jacobsen 15, Cassidy Schultz 6); Assists -- RR (Karlie Drish); Orion (Abby VanDuyne 15, Faith Catour 10). Blocks -- RR (Stice, Thomas, Matti Henry, Karlie Drish); Orion (Schultz 5, Rachel Blackert 4). Digs -- RR (Bree Neeld 25, Thomas 14, Drish 12); Orion (Lauren Matson 20, Schultz 17). Aces -- RR (Zeck 3, Drish); Orion (Jacobsen 3, Schultz 2)

Wethersfield 25-25, Princeville 19-16

Wethersfield leaders only

Kills -- Brittney Litton 14, Charlotte Pillen 9. Assists -- Tess Anderson 20. Digs -- Tori Rashid 7, Litton 6, Pillen 6. Blocks -- Litton 2, Anderson 2. Aces -- Litton 2, Rashid 2, Anderson.

Ridgewood 25-24-25, Galva 15-26-14

Ridgewood stats only

Kills -- Jenna Stromquist 6, Destiny Kidd 5. Assists -- Hannah Barham 10, Alli Almbin 5. Digs -- Stromquist 16, Barham 15. Blocks -- Kidd 2, Annie Althaus 2. Aces -- Stromquist 5

Mercer County 25-25, ROWVA 21-12

Mercer County -- Kills Stineman 7, Hess 3, Boydston; Assists -- Taylor 15; Blocks -- Hess 2, Stineman; Aces -- Hess 3, Lower 2, Taylor 2; Digs -- Lower 6, Taylor 3, Hess, Olson, \u00a0Points -- Hess 11, Lower 6; \u00a0ROWVA -- Digs Jaylen Haynes 5; Assists -- Haynes 5; Kills -- Abby Stowe 3; Blocks -- Kelsey Linquist 2\u00a0

Boys golf

Williamsfield 166, Orion 171

Medalist -- Austin Larson (W) 35

Williamsfield -- Larson 35, Lorin Peterson 41, Matt Brown 42, Ryan Hagerty 48

Orion -- Tyler Battin 41, Reece Holst 41, Alex Nimrick 43, Christian Williams 46

Fulton 160, Sherrard 180, Erie 201

Medalist -- Andrew Schrader (Fulton)\u00a0

Fulton -- Schrader 37, Alex Hartman 39, Patrick Wiebenga 42, Brady Schaver 42\u00a0

Sherrard -- Ethan Earl 39, Evan Earl 43, Dalton Gradert 49, Joe Ernat 49

Erie -- Caden Swift 46, Brett Van De Wostine 49, Jay Dykstra 52, Brady Anderson 54

Prophestown 179, St. Bede 158

at Springcreek

Medalist -- Nathan Potthoff (St.Bede)\u00a0

St. Bede -- N. Potthoff 37, John Potthoff 38, Paxton Pyszka 38, Dylan Gramer 45

Prophetstown -- Aaron Hanrahan 43, Harry Ames 43, Jaden Taylor 44, Grant Minssen 49

Newman 164, Prophetstown 185, Kewanee 200

at Deer Valley

Medalist -- Jacob Rude (Newman)

Newman -- Rude 36, Blake Wolfe 37, \u00a0Josh Ryan 45, Cody Britt 46

Prophetstown -- Jaden Taylor 39, Harry Ames 47, Dawson Haggard 47, Grant Minssen 52

Kewanee -- Sully Smith 47, Brett Dougherty 49, Nick Gustafson 52, Griffin Tondreau 52

Rockridge 162, St. Bede 166, Monmouth 168, Sherrard 169

at Highland Springs, par 36

Medalist -- Carson Hall (Rockridge) 34

Rockridge -- Hall 34, Grant Otting 38, Major Chisholm 48, Jake Hilkin 49

St.Bede -- Nathan Potthoff 37, John Potthoff 40, Payton Pyszka 42, Seth Ludford 47

Monmouth -- Nick Corman 38, Reese Kane 42, Lane Frieden 43, Aaron Blindt 45

Sherrard -- Evan Earl 39, Ethan Earl 40, Tyler Varner 44, Dalton Gradert 46\u00a0

Girls golf

Tuesday's late result

Prophetstown 242, St. Bede 248

at Springcreek

Medalist -- Hannah Kolling ( St.Bede)

Prophetstown -- Antonia Catlin 56, Emily Fess 56, Camille Carlson 61, Morgan Gray 64, Lauren Middleton 65

St.Bede -- Kolling 51, Laura Gibson 54, Samantha Soleta 61, Jasmine Haggard 82

Wednesday's result

Alleman 222, Rock Falls 239

Medalist -- Megan Tanghe (Alleman)

Alleman -- Tanghe 46, Alyssa Carpita 56, Alannah Stevens 56, Molly Ahern 64, Morgan Moore 73, Bella Massa 73

Rock Falls -- Bree Johnson 53, Madison Thatcher 54, Jessie Clevenger 62, Emma Beinhardt 70

Volleyball

Girls tennis

Geneseo 5, Rochelle 0

Singles -- Byann Brophy (Gen) def. Alex Nava (Roch) 6-0, 6-1; \u00a0Emma Dunker (Gen) def. Jasmine Ga Wan (Roch) 6-0, 6-2; \u00a0Doubles -- Madi Miller/Jane Thomas (Gen) def. Marissa Belmonte/Raquel Monteloago (Roch) 6-0, 6-0; Mary Thomas/Gracie Strohm (Gen) def. Lillian Fulgeneio/Anahi Caleron (Roch) 6-0, 6-1; Ava Bieneman/Kaitlyn Webster (Gen) def. Kate Monfils/Lila Rousn (Roch) 6-0, 6-1

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A proposed Taco Bell location in Davenport's 7th Ward is causing an uproar from nearby residents.

A substantial number of homeowners, including some entire blocks, spoke out against a plan to build a new restaurant on the northwest corner of Kimberly Road and Sturdevant Street at Wednesday's Davenport City Council committee-of-the-whole meeting.

David Parchetti, the owner of several Taco Bell locations in the Quad-Cities, has applied to remove conditions at the prospective site, but many in the neighborhood are objecting because of traffic and safety concerns\u00a0for children at what already is a busy intersection.

The property in question is currently zoned C-2, commercial, but 13 conditions were attached to it as part of a failed development of a Schnuck's grocery store location 17 years ago.

If the conditions were removed, Parchetti could immediately build a restaurant. But that has come into question after the City Council heard almost two hours of testimony against removing those conditions.

Chad Steimle, the principal of nearby John. F. Kennedy Catholic School, expressed concern for the students attending his school, which is the third most-attended preschool in Davenport.

Between kindergarten and eighth grade, Steimle said the school had 400 students on top of 100 preschoolers.

In noting all the areas where children play up the street, Steimle said the conditions were placed to prevent traffic from turning north up Sturdevant.

Dr. Marianna Beattie, who operates a family dental practice in the area, also called into question the issue of allowing traffic to come out on Sturdevant.

\"When you look at Sturdevant and really study it, and that's the heart of why those ordinances were placed, it's not an ideal property for a high volume of the traffic to come out,\" Beattie said.

While the city's traffic engineer did not think the development would have a huge effect on traffic, Tracy Thompson, the office manager at Beattie Family Dental, called into question the data used.

Over a five-year period, there have been five accidents at the intersection. Accidents up the street were not included, which Thompson said she was aware of, having been involved in one herself.

Out of the hours of testimony the council heard, only Parchetti's attorney, Greg Jager, offered support for removing the conditions.

\"This development is a good thing,\" Jager said. \"It's infill, addressing a vacant piece of ground that has been vacant for 17 years and probably longer than that. It's properly situated on a thoroughfare, and it's a permitted use.\"

Besides the strong show of opposition to removal of conditions, neighbors have submitted a petition with more than 140 signatures, and the protest rate is 24 percent.

With a protest rate above 20 percent, it would take eight votes from the City Council to remove the conditions and after discussion, it seems unlikely.

Alderman Mike Matson, 7th Ward, said he was familiar with the neighborhood around Kimberly Road and Sturdevant Street and could speak to the issues voiced.

In meetings with the developer, Matson said he asked him to stay off of Sturdevant Street, which would open the possibility of working out a compromise with the neighbors, but that did not happen.

\"I hope our council listens to the neighbors and the 140 people who signed a petition,\" Matson said.

Alderman Gene Meeker, 6th Ward, presented a motion to table the matter, but it failed on a 6-4 vote.

The council has left the zoning issue on the discussion agenda for next week's meeting. If the item fails, it will require Parchetti to wait one year before pursuing the development again.

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After spending a year to test out prospective vendors, the Davenport Police Department is ready to implement body cameras by the first of the year.

The Davenport City Council will vote next Wednesday to approve the $550,000 purchase of 150 body-worn cameras and related accessories from Axon on a six-year contract.

\"We think this is an investment and we've had a lot of great feedback from our community on this topic,\" Police Chief Paul Sikorksi said during Wednesday's committee-of-the whole meeting.

A request for proposals was issued to 91 vendors on Aug. 25, 2016, and\u00a0 nine proposals were received.

The department whittled down the number of vendors to four before selecting two vendors for testing.

Sikorksi said Axon was the vendor the department wanted and ultimately chose for its new system.

Sikorski said the expenditure is \"a huge project for us, and we wanted to make sure our staff reviewed and took those products on the street, rolled with them in the cars and found what works and what doesn't.\"

\"Based on functionality, this was the best one for us.\"

Once the camera purchase is approved, Sikorksi said the department was looking at a six- to eight-week turnaround to receive the product and train staff to use it.

Sikorksi said the department was looking to have the cameras operational and out on the street by the first of the year.

He said footage from cameras would be treated as a public record, but only in situations where releasing the footage does not compromise an investigation.

\"My guess is over the next few years the state of Iowa is probably, through trial and error with all the municipalities that have body cameras, going to engage in some kind of recommendation for storage and releasing footage,\" Sikorksi said.

While the department was also looking at purchasing new dash cameras for squad cars, Sikorksi said those were not part of this purchase.

They, however, remain part of the department's long-term vision of implementing an integrated system.

\"I just want to applaud the police department because they've been asking for this, wanted this and are leading the way on this,\" Alderman Mike Matson, 7th Ward, said.

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IOWA CITY \u2013 Trace McSorley doesn\u2019t take it for granted.

The Penn State quarterback appreciates every piece of skill he has at his disposal as he orchestrates the fourth-rated Nittany Lions\u2019 offense.

\u201cThose guys, they have so much natural ability,\u2019\u2019 McSorley said Wednesday. \u201cThe way they can make plays by themselves, the way they work with the ball in their hand, it gives you a lot of confidence as a quarterback. I think we take the pressure off each other.\u2019\u2019

McSorley will have it all at his disposal Saturday when Penn State opens its Big Ten schedule with a 6:30 p.m. game at Iowa, where the Hawkeyes are preparing for the thrill of the hunt.

\u201cYou go from looking at one guy to the next, they\u2019re all great players and guys that we have to get ready to deal with,\u2019\u2019 Iowa linebacker Bo Bower said. \u201cWe have to be at our best, because we know they are bringing their best.\u2019\u2019

At running back, preseason all-American Saquon Barkley has grown his game as a receiver in addition to averaging 102.3 rushing yards per game. He also averages 80.3 receiving yards per game and has averaged 26.8 yards in his first season as the Nittany Lions\u2019 primary kick returner.

Preseason all-American tight end Mike Gesicki has been McSorley\u2019s top target with 12 receptions this season and with 170 catches in his career, receiver DaeSean Hamilton continues to close in on Penn State\u2019s career receiving record of 179.

\u201cThey bring so much to the table and it\u2019s all a part of the reason that we\u2019ve had the type of success that we\u2019ve had,\u2019\u2019 McSorley said.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz doesn\u2019t discount the contributions of the 6-foot, 195-pound junior quarterback.

\u201cHe\u2019s kind of the guy that makes it all go,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said Tuesday. \u201cHe really does a good job with how he operates that offense. He\u2019s patient, all those kinds of things. They just put pressure on you at every position. It makes it really difficult.\u2019\u2019

The Hawkeyes got a taste of what McSorley was dishing out last season when the Nittany Lions picked apart the Iowa defense for 599 yards in a 41-14 win over the Hawkeyes \u2013 five yards shy of the most yards allowed by a Ferentz-coached Hawkeye team.

It was a day when about the only thing Iowa did right was win the coin toss.

McSorley completed 11-of-18 passes in the game for 240 yards and ran for an additional 40 yards while throwing two touchdown passes and rushing for a touchdown.

\u201cHe\u2019s pretty interesting,\u2019\u2019 Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell said. \u201cHe can run with it and he can throw. You have to play assignment-driven football this week with him. You have to have guys in the pocket who understand that they have to keep him contained.\u2019\u2019

That didn\u2019t happen at Beaver Stadium a year ago in a game that got away from the Hawkeyes quickly.

Barkley recalled that Penn State\u2019s emphasis in that game was getting off to a fast start, something that did materialize as he rushed for 167 yards and helped the Nittany Lions open a 24-7 halftime lead by busting loose for a 57-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

\u201cWe weren\u2019t ready for what they were dishing out,\u2019\u2019 Bower said.

McSorley believes he knows what to expect from the Hawkeyes.

\u201cThey try to beat you with fundamentals,\u2019\u2019 McSorley said. \u201cThey\u2019re going to do what they do and they typically do it very well. That is the challenge you face when you face Iowa.\u2019\u2019

It helps to have options and McSorley understands that.

\u201cThe consistency in the way the guys around me are playing puts me in a position when the only decisions I have to make are good ones,\u2019\u2019 McSorley said.

Bower said McSorley\u2019s ability to run and throw only adds to the challenge the Hawkeyes\u2019 face.

\u201cWhen you\u2019ve got a dual guy like that, it\u2019s hard, but as long as everybody is playing their fits and doing the things they have to do on certain calls, we\u2019ll be just fine,\u2019\u2019 Bower said.

Cornerback Josh Jackson said the Hawkeyes\u2019 eyes have to be in the right place, not biting on play action or pump fakes.

\u201cWe have to play our keys,\u2019\u2019 Jackson said. \u201cWe can\u2019t get away from that.\u2019\u2019

It\u2019s that trust in the system combined with effective execution which matters most.

Jewell calls it a necessity in dealing with the Penn State offense.

\u201cWe\u2019re not the fastest guys, especially the linebacker crew,\u2019\u2019 Jewell said. \u201cYou have to choose the right angles to kick them out of the right people or cut the ball off to bring it in to everybody else.\u2019\u2019

Then, it becomes a group effort.

\u201cGang tackling is going to be important,\u2019\u2019 Bower said. \u201cIt\u2019s important every game, but they try to run outside or throw a screen, you have to rally to it. Any kind of play, you have to rally to it, especially when it\u2019s in space. That will be crucial, especially in this game.\u2019\u2019

Iowa learned a year ago what can happen when that doesn\u2019t happen.

\u201cWe have to be at our best as a team,\u2019\u2019 said free safety Amani Hooker, who is expected to make his first career start against Penn State. \u201cWe have to play defense as a team, fill our assignments and not try to do somebody else\u2019s job. If we do that, we know we\u2019ll be fine.\u2019\u2019

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Critical Mass, a global leadership and development firm committed to empowering, equipping, and elevating underrepresented and underserved populations for positions of local and global leadership, will be hosting a Global Leadership Conference on Friday.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, in Rock Island located at 226 17th St.

Registration is $40 and includes lunch.

The event will include international and local speakers with expertise in education, business, activism, entrepreneurship and faith.

For more information about the organization go to the website iamcriticalmass.com on the World Wide Web.

For information about the conference, contact Rev. Dwight Ford, Senior Pastor at Grace City Church, at 563-505-6511.

-- Thomas Geyer

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Ben Sacco witnessed something last Friday night that he had never seen from his Davenport Central football team in the last 2 1/2 years.

When the Blue Devils huddled and took a knee for their postgame talk at John Wall Field following a 35-21 loss to state-ranked and undefeated Cedar Rapids Prairie, some players were hugging. Others were crying.

Sacco admitted he did a double take. This wasn't a season-ending loss or even a district game. It was a Week 4 contest with no playoff implications.

The emotion signaled a change ... and one for the better.

\"People are starting to significantly care about football at Central,\" Sacco said. \"The more of that we see, the better we'll become.

\"We have more competition at spots now, and because we have that, there is more ownership. When you have ownership, there is more of a commitment.\"

And when you're committed to something and fall short, it stings. A lot.

Even though Central clobbered Burlington and Davenport West the first two weeks, receiver Brendan Gogulich felt last week was the first time the Blue Devils truly clicked.

He wasn't referring to Xs and Os.

\"Everybody on the field actually left every single ounce of blood, sweat and tears,\" Gogulich said. \"It was different.

\"Sacco showed some emotions we had never seen before, and that kind of changed everybody's vision of what it is like to play the game.\"

Sacco noticed a carryover Monday.

Instead of having to harp on players to start practice, he walked out to the Brady Street Stadium turf about 10 minutes before the workout and the Blue Devils already were lined up going through routes. Linemen were working on their steps.

\"I took that as a great sign,\" Sacco said.

Gogulich attributes it to a senior class determined to change the course of Central football. The Blue Devils haven't won more than five games in a season in 25 years.

\"This group sees eye-to-eye,\" he said. \"It isn't selfish football like it has been. We all want to see each other make big plays and win.\"

As Central opens Class 4A District 7 play Friday night at home against Davenport North (2-2), an opportunity awaits the Blue Devils over the next five weeks.

Fourth-ranked Bettendorf is the overwhelming favorite to capture the district crown, but it is the second playoff squad from that six-team district that is a big unknown.

\"If we play to our potential, I have no doubt in my mind that's our spot,\" Gogulich said.

He might be right.

North (2-2) has won multiple contests in a season for the first time since 2007 but its one game against a team with a winning record was a 35-7 loss to Dubuque Senior.

Iowa City High (1-3) has surrendered 143 points in the last three games.

Clinton (1-3) has dropped three straight games by at least 14 points.

Muscatine (0-4) has been on the wrong end of a continuous clock all four weeks and scored only one first-half touchdown so far.

\"If we do what we're supposed to from week to week, there's an opportunity for Central to have extra football,\" Sacco said.

Central made the playoffs in 2010, '12, '13 and '14 when 32 teams from each class advanced. It hasn't been among the final 16 teams since 1992.

Sacco and Gogulich quickly emphasize that Central can't peek too far ahead.

\"We can't have a mentality that we already have a spot in the playoffs and people are going to roll over for us,\" Gogulich said. \"Central hasn't been the greatest team, so we have to actually go out and perform.\"

Still, the Blue Devils have showed growth on the field.

They lost to North Scott 27-7, a game in which they struggled to finish drives with five possessions inside the Lancer 35-yard line. They were within a score of unbeaten Prairie for most of the game.

Sacco said his team is at full strength this week. No ineligible players because of grades. No suspended players. Limited injuries.

\"We have opportunities to get on a roll and be a different team than what Davenport traditionally is used to,\" Sacco stated. \"We just need to respect everyone we play and keep our focus on each week.\"

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Rockridge athletics certainly seem to have a flair for the dramatic.

The Rockets' 19-point comeback win over Fulton last week was just the latest 'Holy cow' moment for a school that seems to achieve the improbable more often than most.

\"It doesn't matter the sport, it doesn't matter the year, it seems like every year we have kids that buy in,\" senior running back Nathan Parchert said. \"We've just got the mentality that until the buzzer rings, the game's not over yet, there's always that possibility to come back and win.\"

Just two years ago, Michael Griffin was on the sideline at the Illinois state basketball tournament, watching as teammate Carson Frakes drilled a three-quarter court shot at the buzzer against Hales Franciscan to send the Rockets into the Class 2A state championship game.

It's a memory that might never be matched in terms of the size and scope of the moment, but the Rockets have continued to come up big in the clutch, including Griffin's one-handed interception in the end zone to seal the win last week and keep the Rockets undefeated.

\"It gives you that sense of ... hey, we've still got a shot,\" Rockridge coach Sam Graves said. \"Because everybody gives lip service when they're down, they always say, 'We're not out of it, keep fighting,' but you can see it affects some teams and they start hanging heads. But it seems like the kids don't here. They can say, 'Hey, look, we're never out of it.'\"

Just two months after Frakes' miracle shot, Daria Parchert drilled a 1-0 pitch over the fence for a walk-off home run against Stillman Valley to send the Rockridge softball team to the state tournament.

Now, Nathan Parchert gets a wow moment to equal his cousin, with his 35-yard touchdown run giving the Rockets the win over Fulton.

\"After halftime, we made a couple defensive adjustments and little things we perfected on offense, it opened up holes and it was game-changing,\" Parchert said.

It's not the first big gridiron comeback for the Rockets. Just last year, Rockridge trailed Bureau Valley 20-0 in Week 3 and turned to Riley Fetterer at quarterback with Griffin battling through an injury.

Fetterer ran for 271 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Rockets to the rallying win.

\"The guys don't feel like anybody we play is too good for them, they know they can play with almost anybody they face,\" Graves said. \"We have an expectation here and we're not okay with half-hearted expectations, going through the motions and just showing up. It seems like the kids have really grabbed a hold of that.\"

The games don't always go in Rockridge's favor.

The Rockets lost twice to Fulton last year in football, including one on a last-minute touchdown by the Steamers. Those basketball and softball teams that had heroic last-minute moments ultimately fell short of a state championship.

But more often than not, one can't count out Rockridge until the final horn sounds.

\"There have been a lot of dramatic moments,\" Graves said. \"I think the better teams you have, the more of those moments you have the potential to have because it's like you're in a lot of big games. We've had a lot of those go our way but we've also had them go against us.\"

Rockridge hopes it can have another game end in its favor this week against Class 2A No. 1 Sterling Newman.

The Comets and Rockets have had some memorable games in their brief four-year rivalry. Rockridge, though, has won just once. Sterling Newman looks every bit the part of the top-ranked team, outscoring its first four opponents, 182-21, and posting three shutouts.

\"We know what's coming up,\" Parchert said. \"It's going to be a big week preparing for them.\"

The Rockets know they're the underdog on the road this week, but if one thing is certain, they'll be giving Newman their best shot for the full 48 minutes.

\"You have to have that mentality ... if you think you're a good football team ... you've just got to put your nose down and grind,\" Graves said. \"The guys have that fighting mentality and they don't give up.

\"It's almost like they're that old-school, blue-collar working team that just grinds it out.\"

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Jersey Mike\u2019s Subs opened its first store on Quad-City soil Wednesday at Kimberly Crossing retail center, 2124 Kimberly Road, Davenport.

To celebrate the opening, franchise owners Aron and Camilla Lees are holding a free sub fundraiser through Sunday to support McKinley Elementary and again Monday to Oct. 1 to support Sudlow Intermediate School.

Jersey Mike's is offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to either of the Davenport schools. To be eligible, customers must have one of the 10,000 coupons circulated throughout the Quad-Cities.

\"We know the impact the teachers and staff of these local schools have on the children and what a difference they can make in their lives,\" said Aron Lees. \"We are extremely excited to be able to help them and create lifelong relationships with the staff, the children and their families.\"

Since 2010, Jersey Mike\u2019s locations throughout the country have raised $25 million for worthy local charities. The company\u2019s 7th Annual Jersey Mike\u2019s Month of Giving in March raised more than $5.5 million for nearly 150 charities nationwide.

Hours in Davenport are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. The store can be contacted at 563-359-4500.

Founded in 1956, Jersey Mike\u2019s now has 1,500 restaurants open and under development nationwide.

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Bettendorf Middle School officials have determined a racial slur found outside the gym was not written by its students.

Last week, a parent reported and emailed images to school officials that showed a racial slur referring to African-Americans written on the GaGa Pit by the gym and football field.

In a statement sent through Director of Communications Celeste Miller, Principal Lisa Reid said the school immediately painted over the slur once it was reported.

\"We have a strong process that we have used at BMS for years for reporting and investigating such incidents. We have met with each and every house this year to review this process and the importance of treating each other with respect and dignity,\" Reid wrote, referring to the houses that students are divided into at the middle school. \"In this incident, we believe that this message was not written by BMS students.\"

Although there were no cameras to capture the incident, Miller said the slur was not present before the boy's football game, which led school officials to the conclusion that it was placed on the night of Sept. 12.

Bettendorf Police Chief Phil Redington said he had been made aware and shared the same conclusion.

\"We do have a officer assigned to Bettendorf Middle School who is aware of this incident,\" Redington wrote in an email. \"He will work with the school administrators to address issues like this. At this time, we do not know who is responsible, but believe it was done at night after Middle School age children would most likely be gone for the day.\"

\u2014\u00a0Devan Patel

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DES MOINES \u2014 State budget officials said Wednesday that another $13 million will have to be borrowed from reserves to balance the fiscal 2017 ledger and, although no special legislative session is needed, lawmakers and Gov. Kim Reynolds will face challenges in managing upcoming finances.

Iowa Department of Management Director David Roederer said the expected shortfall for Iowa\u2019s fiscal 2017 budget was another $14.6 million once all the transfers, accruals and other financial details were completed for the budget year that ended June 30.

The governor plans to balance the budget as required under state law by borrowing $13 million from the economic emergency fund and combining it with a projected $1.6 million ending balance, Roederer said.

The state will have $605 million in reserves when the latest IOU is combined with the $131 million Reynolds and lawmakers already borrowed earlier this year with the promise of paying it back in two years.

\u201cThis has been a difficult budget year, but I am pleased we were able to manage lower-than-expected revenues without cuts to education or Medicaid,\u201d the Republican governor said in a statement. She did not attend Wednesday\u2019s Statehouse briefing.

\u201cWe have been monitoring funds daily since the end of the fiscal year on June 30 and took a measured approach in dealing with the state\u2019s finances. We continue to closely monitor the current fiscal year\u2019s balance sheet and do not believe action is needed at this time,\u201d she said in ruling out summoning the General Assembly into special session to address budget issues.

The governor\u2019s budget chief said growth in state revenue finished at 2.5 percent, or $7.095 billion total, over the prior year.

That was below projected growth, but stronger-than-expected wage withholdings, corporate tax collections and state sales taxes collected on online purchases helped narrow the gap to a $14.6 million shortfall under accounting practices the state has used for the past 30 years, he said.

Roederer said $70.6 million in past-due payments were made to the state after June 30, dramatically reducing a projected deficit. If the budget shortfall had been larger than $50 million, the governor would have been forced to call a special legislative session to address the situation. Iowa governors have the authority to withdraw up to $50 million from the emergency fund to cover a deficit without legislative approval.

Some Republicans praised Reynolds for ensuring the budget is balanced and bills are paid on time, but Democrats and candidates from both parties challenging her in the 2018 governor\u2019s race took exception to Wednesday\u2019s outcome.

\u201cThe numbers don\u2019t add up,\u201d said Rep. Chris Hall, D-Sioux City, ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee. \u201cThe state was $104 million short on June 30 and only $14.6 million today. Taxpayers deserve to know whether Gov. Reynolds and Republicans cooked the state\u2019s books to close the fiscal year and avoid a special session.\u201d

Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said Wednesday marked the third time the state has faced a fiscal 2017 \u201cbudget mess\u201d because Republicans have failed to implement policies that are fiscally responsible.

Republican Ron Corbett, the Cedar Rapids mayor and former legislator who is challenging Reynolds in the 2018 GOP primary, was even more pointed in his criticism of her decision to increase borrowing to $144 million rather than summon legislators to the Capitol to implement reforms.

\u201cThis borrowed money is to continue to feed the bureaucracy of state government,\u201d said Corbett, who was at the Capitol on Wednesday but not allowed to sit in on the budget briefing for credentialed reporters.

\u201cI\u2019m questioning the accuracy of all the numbers just like a lot of people are right now, but certainly in the end, she\u2019s still borrowing $13 million on top of the $131 million that was already borrowed, and you don\u2019t balance your budget by using debt,\u201d Corbett said. \u201cIt looked like a lot of smoke and mirrors as they\u2019re trying to cover themselves from too much spending.\u201d

However, House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, R-Clear Lake, was quick to defend the governor and her decisions not to call a special session.

\u201cGov. Reynolds\u2019 diligent and thoughtful approach was the right decision,\u201d Upmeyer said in a statement. \u201cWhile others were reactionary, she demonstrated the steady leadership Iowans expect. House Republicans will continue to fight off unsustainable spending schemes proposed by Democrats and will work with Gov. Reynolds to keep Iowa moving forward.\u201d

Roederer acknowledged the budget numbers turned out better than it appeared they would nearly three months ago, telling reporters, \u201cI thought we would be giving a much different presentation (Wednesday) at the end of June 30.\u201d

But he likened projecting the fiscal year outcome before reconciling financial data to predicting the final score of a baseball game at the end of the seventh inning.

\u201cThe governor was very careful not to speculate,\u201d he said. \"We don\u2019t do that.\"

The budget director said the $13 million transferred from the economic emergency fund to cover the fiscal 2017 shortfall will automatically be charged against the current fiscal year budget unless the Legislature and governor take action to alter that.

Faced with repeated downgrades of the amount of revenue the state would take in during fiscal 2017, lawmakers and then-Gov. Terry Branstad earlier made $118 million in adjustments and then later dipped into reserves for the extra $131 million.

Unless changed, the state must pay back $33 million of the borrowed money in the fiscal 2018 budget and $111 million in fiscal 2019.

\u201cI believe we\u2019re going to have a challenge\u201d again during the fiscal 2018 cycle, Roederer said, \u201cbut to the extent of that, it\u2019s too early to tell.\u201d

Troy Price, chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, issued a statement blaming \u201cmassive special interest tax giveaways\u201d and fiscal mismanagement that moved the state from a surplus of nearly $1 billion five years ago to the current deficit situation.

\u201cKim Reynolds is trying to hide from her own budgetary disaster to avoid political blame, risking our future more than she already has with her fiscally irresponsible special-interest handouts,\u201d Price said. \u201cBut she can\u2019t hide from the impact of the Reynolds budget crisis. Iowa families already feel the pain from her mismanagement. Iowans will remember Reynolds\u2019 cowardice and refusal to do her job in 2018.\u201d

His counterpart, Jeff Kaufmann, chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, instead praised Reynolds for her \u201csteady, stable management\u201d given some tough years for Iowa agriculture that have taken \u201ca major toll\u201d on the state budget.

\u201cIn contrast to Democrats in the Legislature and those vying for higher office who panicked and prematurely called for a special session,\u201d Kaufmann said, \u201cGov. Reynolds and Republican legislators chose not to play political games. Where Democrats attempted to spend the fiscal 2017 ending balance money on ongoing expenses, Republicans instead stayed levelheaded, closely monitoring revenues and spending, and consistently deployed fiscally responsible practices to ensure taxpayer money was spent wisely.\u201d

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Assumption used a big second half to dump Central DeWitt 56-17. 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Dubuque Wahlert (2-2, 2-0) at Assumption (2-2, 1-1)

Basics: Approximately 7:15 p.m., Brady Street Stadium

Last week: Wahlert went on the road to Marion and blasted the Indians 34-14. Assumption used a big second half to dump Central DeWitt 56-17.

Last year: Assumption 35, Wahlert 0

Twitter: @mattcoss78

Overview: After a two-point loss to Western Dubuque and three-point setback to Dubuque Senior, Wahlert has reeled off 20-point wins over Clear Creek Amana and Marion. Tailback Kolton Bartow has rushed for 699 yards (second best in 3A) and nine scores. He had 215 yards and three TDs a week ago. Wahlert and West Delaware are the lone undefeated teams left in this district. Since dropping to 3A, Assumption has won all four meetings over Wahlert by a 170-56 margin. Ryan Wohlers is ninth in 3A rushing (475 yards) and averages more than 6.5 yards per rush.

\u2014 Compiled by Matt Coss

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CEDAR RAPIDS \u2014 Although President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind the Graham-Cassidy health care overhaul, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley thinks Republicans are one or two votes short of being able to pass the Obamacare replacement bill.

\u201cAnd I don\u2019t see those other one or two votes coming,\u201d Grassley told Iowa reporters Wednesday morning. \u201cI hope I\u2019m wrong.\u201d

Grassley is \u201cleaning\u201d toward supporting the legislation, but he didn\u2019t give it the full-throated endorsement that the president tweeted earlier Wednesday. The president called Graham-Cassidy \u201cGREAT! Ends Ocare.\u201d

Grassley said that he could list 10 reasons why the bill shouldn\u2019t be considered but that the GOP needs to carry through on its promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

\u201cRepublicans campaigned on this so often that we have a responsibility to carry out what you said in the campaign,\u201d Grassley said in a conference call with Iowa reporters. \u201cThat\u2019s pretty much as much of a reason as the substance of the bill.\u201d

And there are things in the bill he likes and thinks would benefit Iowa. He called it a \u201cderegulation bill\u201d that will provide the resources \u201cso each state can run their health care system to fit their state to meet the needs of their people as they see it, not how Washington sees it.\u201d

Graham-Cassidy would provide states with block grants as well as repeal parts of the 2010 Obamacare law. It would keep most of the taxes that the Affordable Care Act created.

According to some analyses of the plan, Iowa will see a $2.3 billion decrease in federal health care funding by 2027 and an overall 27 percent decrease in funding from 2020 to 2036.

\u201cJust the opposite,\u201d Grassley said when asked about those estimates.

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., provided him with numbers showing Iowa would be a \u201cnet gainer\u201d as result of legislation. For one thing, he said, four states now get 45 percent of all of the money for expanded Medicaid. Graham-Cassidy would redistribute those funds so all states, including Iowa, would share in the funding.

Grassley disputed warnings that Graham-Cassidy would cut funds for Medicaid, let insurers charge older Americans higher premiums, increase out-of-pocket costs and end guaranteed protections for those with pre-existing conditions.

\u201cYou\u2019re assuming that all 50 states are going to do what you just said,\u201d he said. However, \u201cwe have a diverse country, very vast geographically, our population is very heterogeneous, and what might fit Massachusetts and New York and Maryland doesn\u2019t fit Iowa very well. So the upside of it is that we\u2019re going to give states the opportunity to deliver health care more efficiently and effectively in a more affordable manner than Obamacare has in the past.\u201d

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has not said when he will bring Graham-Cassidy up for a vote. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has predicted it would win House approval if the Senate sends it the legislation.

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UPDATE

Our non-emergency lines are functioning again and the normal 309-797-0401 line for non-emergency can be used again.


The Moline and East Moline Police/Fire Dispatch Center is currently experiencing telephone problems with non-emergency lines.

For non-emergencies, call 309-429-6980. For emergencies, continue to use 911.

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Purdue football is a thing again, or at least is on the brink of becoming a thing again.

After playing rated Louisville on even terms, taking care of Ohio and winning last week 35-3 at Missouri, there is a little energy both outside and inside the Boilermakers program.

Since the win over Missouri, an additional 5,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday\u2019s 3 p.m. game against Michigan and Purdue is on the brink of a sellout at 57,236-seat Ross-Ade Stadium.

The Boilermakers have not played in front of a crowd of 50,000 or more at home since 2013 and have not had a sellout since 63,107 fans attended the final game coached by Joe Tiller on Nov. 22, 2008 when the stadium had a listed capacity of 62,500.

First-year coach Jeff Brohm senses excitement in the community and more importantly within the program.

\u201cOur guys are feeling it right now,\u2019\u2019 Brohm said. \u201cThey\u2019ve worked hard and have put in the time. They\u2019ve played hard and they have done all the small things that we\u2019ve asked up to this point.\u2019\u2019

Brohm knows the eighth-ranked Wolverines will present his team with its toughest challenge yet and he said the Boilermakers must elevate their level of performance.

\u201cFor three weeks, the effort we want to see, the desire, the competitive spirit, we\u2019ve won that battle,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cEvery week now, it\u2019s about trying to raise your level of play.\u2019\u2019

He expects this week\u2019s challenges to include a variety of blitzes from Michigan.

\u201cTheir \u2018D\u2019 linemen are strong, explosive and quick,\u2019\u2019 Brohm said. \u201cThey have the ability to get to the quarterback and get there fast. When you have that, you want to find ways to get the ball out of your hands quick and get some completions.\u2019\u2019

Keep rowing: Minnesota is off to a 3-0 start but coach P.J. Fleck said the game hasn\u2019t been about the bottom line for the Golden Gophers.

It\u2019s been about getting to the bottom line.

\u201cThe only way to get better is to focus on how we got to the result and how we can make it better,\u2019\u2019 coach P.J. Fleck said. \u201cI\u2019m proud of our team because they have stayed focused on that.\u2019\u2019

Minnesota has accomplished that by running the football.

No team in the Big Ten has rushed the football more than the Golden Gophers during the first three weeks of the season, using 156 carries to gain an average of 199.3 yards per game.

Minnesota\u2019s Rodney Smith currently is sixth in the Big Ten in rushing, averaging 91.7 yards per game, and his work has helped the Gophers average 36 minutes, 44 seconds of possession time per game.

\u201cThat\u2019s what we do,\u2019\u2019 Fleck said. \u201cWe were number two in the country last year (at Western Michigan) in time of possession. That\u2019s the way we play the game.\u2019\u2019

Status quo: Illinois coach Lovie Smith said during Tuesday\u2019s Big Ten teleconference that the Fighting Illini are forging ahead with the status quo at quarterback.

\u201cThere are no depth chart changes right now,\u2019\u2019 said Smith, who replaced starter Chayce Crouch with Jeff George Jr. during Illinois\u2019 47-23 loss at South Florida last Friday.

Smith declined to speak specifically about the possibility of a change at the position for Illinois, which is on a bye week as it prepares for its Sept. 29 Big Ten opener against Nebraska.

Executive frustration: After delivering his State of the University address on Tuesday, Nebraska chancellor Ronnie Green discussed the state of the football team and its 1-2 start.

\u201cWe certainly are frustrated at the moment at the level of performance on the field and are hoping, pulling for our team to improve over the course of the next several weeks,\u2019\u2019 Green told the Lincoln Journal Star. \u201cLike most of Husker nation, we\u2019re certainly frustrated.\u2019\u2019

Green added that he has had no discussions with anyone in the athletic department about the football program in recent months and was simply speaking for himself.

Competitive approach: Michigan State is 2-0 and coming off of a bye week as it prepares for Saturday\u2019s home game against Notre Dame, one week before Iowa visits Spartan Stadium.

Coach Mark Dantonio likes what he has seen with his team as it prepares.

\u201cWhat I\u2019ve learned about our football team is that we\u2019ll compete. We\u2019re a very excitable group that has fun. We have a lot of fun and they seem to enjoy practice,\u2019\u2019 Dantonio said. \u201cThey enjoy the game. They enjoy getting ready for a football game.\u2019\u2019

This is now: After ending an 11-game losing streak with a 65-0 pounding of Morgan State last week, Rutgers now faces a Nebraska team coming off of a two straight losses but coach Chris Ash knows what he\u2019s getting into.

He\u2019s coached against the Cornhuskers 10 times as an assistant at Iowa State and Wisconsin, including three victories with the Cyclones and a pair as he worked with the Badgers.

Ash said those experiences left him with plenty of respect for Nebraska\u2019s tradition.

\u201cBut, it has nothing to do with this game,\u2019\u2019 Ash said.

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Daniel Robertson, son of Shelli Cyphers and Joseph Cyphers, both of Wheatland, Iowa, has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition.\u00a0

Daniel is a senior at Calamus-Wheatland High School.

Only 1 percent of the students who take the PSAT test are named semifinalists. The finalists will be announced in February.\u00a0

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This silly sitcom is a disservice to its stars \u2014 well, except for one \u2014\u00a0and its audience. \u201cHome Again\u201d is as predictable as a sunset

Reese Witherspoon is divorced mom Alice, the daughter of a late film director and his much-younger wife (Candice Bergen).

Alice\u2019s workaholic ex- husband (the always-entertaining Michael Sheen) lives in New York while Alice lives in her dad\u2019s former Hollywood Hills mansion.

Alice goes out to a nightclub for her birthday and makes the acquaintance of three young men who have come to Los Angeles to write and direct films. Hunky Harry (Pico Alexander, \u201cA Most Violent Year\u201d) has eyes for Alice, and the two become an item.

That is, after the three men move into her beautiful guest house. I know this sounds contrived, because it truly is, what with Alice hesitating to invite them and her mother encouraging her to let them stay.

In the meantime, Alice, who is an interior decorator, finds it challenging to please her exasperating new client (the entertaining Lake Bell, \u201cIn a World\u2026\u201d) The client character is, incidentally, the most interesting of all the characters in the film \u2014\u00a0I wished the movie was about her immediately when she first appeared onscreen.

One of the reasons this isn\u2019t particularly interesting is that Alice really doesn\u2019t have any problems. Yes, she\u2019s a single mother, but she\u2019s a single mother with wealth and tons of support all around \u2014\u00a0including her absent but still-loving husband and two adorable, well-behaved children. I\u2019ll bet you can think of several real-life single mothers whose situations are far more challenging and interesting.

This really is a sitcom \u2014 the kind of thing that you\u2019d watch, perhaps, some years ago while you were doing something else.

This is all about characters learning important lessons from each other. From the three young men and her own mother, for example, Alice learns not to be so uptight. She, in turn, teaches the young men lessons about responsibility.

And the film is overflowing with clich\u00e9s, right down to the mad rush to a child\u2019s performance. Also, is there any more standard character in romantic comedies than the overworked father/husband who spends too much time away from home?

In addition to Bell\u2019s character, there is a cute nod to \u201cCarnal Knowledge,\u201d in which Candice Bergen starred. But otherwise there is little that you haven\u2019t seen before. It\u2019s as bland as a beige wall. Although it does have a few clever moments, they are few and far between.

You\u2019d be better off staying home again.

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Things are heating up as the Big Ten opener approaches.

Today’s Hawkeye 10@10, your daily dose of Iowa news and notes, looks at how Penn State differs from many opponents Iowa faces, a special moment for Akrum Wadley and how injuries have sidelined a pair of Hawkeyes in the NFL.

That and more are part of today’s Hawkeye 10@10, delivered at 10 a.m. each weekday at Hawkmania.com, here is today’s Hawkeye 10@10:

1. There\u2019s a difference between the Penn State team Iowa is preparing to face this weekend and a lot of teams the Hawkeye offense deals with.

\u201cNot all Big Ten teams have athletic front sevens like Penn State,\u2019\u2019 center James Daniels said. \u201cTeams we played last year, like Penn State and Michigan and Florida, those were the only three teams that had D-line and linebackers who could move and have the speed and strength like Penn State does.\u2019\u2019

Daniels said the best and probably only way to counter that is with consistency in fundamentals.

\u201cYou have to focus on your fundamentals every play,\u2019\u2019 Daniels said. \u201cWith every \u2018D\u2019 lineman they have, if you\u2019re too high on one play, they\u2019re going to throw you and make the play. You really have to focus on the fundamentals every single snap.\u2019\u2019

2. It\u2019s natural that the 41-13 beating Iowa took last season at Penn State is a topic of conversation this week, but coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday the only thing that matters is the here and now.

\u201cWe\u2019re playing a lot of guys who didn\u2019t even make the trip out there a year ago,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said.

Still, he says last year\u2019s outcome is hard to ignore.

\u201cThe only thing we might have been all right with out there last year would be the coin toss, and I\u2019d have to look that up,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said. \u201cWe probably lost that, too. There wasn\u2019t much out of that tape we can use.\u2019\u2019

3. Akrum Wadley appreciated one thing about Saturday\u2019s home game against North Texas more than he would have ever imagined.

The senior was a captain for the first time in his career, something he said he would have never envisioned when he arrived on the Iowa campus.

\u201cIt was just a good feeling to know my teammates have my back and I\u2019m able to lead them,\u2019\u2019 Wadley said. \u201cEven if, God forbid, things were to ever go wrong for me, I can always say I was a captain at a point. Nobody can take that away from me and that is a big deal to me.\u2019\u2019

4. Penn State\u2019s skill players are presenting quite a challenge for Iowa to replicate on the practice field this week.

Freshman quarterback Peyton Mansell is playing the role of Trace McSorley, but finding someone on the scout team to do what preseason all-American running back Saquon Barkley does is even more of a challenge.

\u201cIf we had that guy, he\u2019d be on the our end of the (practice) field,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said. \u201cThat would be like somebody imitating LeBron (James), right?\u2019\u2019

5. While Kirk Ferentz was busy fielding questions about Akrum Wadley\u2019s unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for high stepping his way into the end zone early in last week\u2019s game, Penn State coach James Franklin has been dogged this week with questions about why he called a timeout as Georgia State lined up to attempt a field goal late in the Nittany Lions\u2019 56-0 win last week.

The short answer?

Penn State was deep into is collection of reserves at that point in the game and had a mishmash of defenders on the field. Franklin wanted his back-up field goal block unit in the game, so he called a timeout to make that happen.

In the days since, he has been criticized for not simply letting Georgia State score.

\u201cIf people don\u2019t think that we should go block the kick at the end of the game because of the score, then you probably don\u2019t understand us,\u2019\u2019 Franklin said. \u201cWe have a standard of how we do things and I want our guys to do that on the football field and do that in life. If you have a bad day, you still have to go to work in the morning. \u2026 The situation or elements should not affect our standards and how we do things.\u2019\u2019

6. Nate Stanley\u2019s success in throwing touchdown passes ranks among the top three-game efforts in Hawkeye history.

The sophomore quarterback has thrown 10 touchdown passes in his first three starts behind center for Iowa, the most ever in a three-game stretch during Kirk Ferentz\u2019s 19 seasons and the most by an Iowa quarterback over three games since Chuck Hartlieb threw for 11 touchdowns over a three-game stretch in 1987.

Former Iowa quarterback Chuck Long threw 12 touchdown passes over three games during the 1985 season.

7. If it seems like it has been a long time since Iowa opened its Big Ten football schedule at home, it\u2019s because it has been a long time since Iowa opened its Big Ten football schedule at home.

Saturday\u2019s game against Penn State will be the first time in six seasons that the Hawkeyes have played their Big Ten opener at home.

In 2012, Iowa opened league play at home with a 31-13 win over Minnesota.

The Hawkeyes have had success on the road since that time. Iowa hasn\u2019t lost a Big Ten opener since losing 13-3 at Penn State in 2011.

8. Penn State has been a fast-starting team this season.

The Nittany Lions rank 10th in the Football Bowl Subdivision with a scoring average of 28 points in the first half of games so far this season.

Penn State also ranks seventh nationally with its average of 14 points per game in the first quarter.

The numbers during the team\u2019s 3-0 start flip when the Nittany Lions enjoyed their most success in 2016. A year ago, Penn State scored more in the first half than it did in the second on just three occasions.

9. Beginning today, Iowa football fans will have a chance to participate in the first Iowa ANF picture mosaic.

Fans can submit on americaneedsfarmers.org or tag photos with #ANFPoster on twitter or Instagram to make up part of a larger photo that will be displayed on an 80-foot monitor at the Iowa Farm Bureau ANF Legends tent on Saturday at the Krause Family Plaza adjacent to Kinnick Stadium as part of America Needs Farmers Day.

Fans who get their photo taken at the tent to add to the collage have a chance to win ANF gear instantly and will also receive an 8x10 mosaic selfie print made up of photos of other Hawkeye fans as well as Iowa farmers.

10. Two former Hawkeyes are dealing with injuries in the NFL.

The Balitmore Ravens have placed Marshal Yanda on the injured reserve list after the offensive lineman suffered a broken ankle in Sunday\u2019s game.

Defensive lineman Mike Daniels of Green Bay is dealing with what has been determined to be a minor hamstring injury.

Daniels missed Sunday\u2019s game at Atlanta and will likely be questionable again this week, but according to a report by the NFL Network an MRI taken Monday determined that Daniels will not need surgery.

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At an event devoted to celebrating the Quad-Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau's past year of accomplishments, President and CEO Joe Taylor looked forward to a few new wins in the tourism pipeline.\u00a0

During the bureau's annual meeting Wednesday, Taylor announced two new developments in the ongoing partnership with the Missouri Valley Conference including a likely extension of the women's basketball tournament's three-year run in the Quad-Cities.

\"The Missouri Valley staff and the CVB staff have agreed in principle to a fourth year,\" he told the 200 tourism partners and community leaders gathered on Augustana College's Rock Island campus. While there has been no formal agreement or contract yet, Taylor said \"Based on first two years and the third coming up in March (2018), I'm fairly confident we'll see another year.\"

In addition, Taylor said Missouri Valley plans to bring a 25th anniversary event to the Quad-Cities as part of the Hoops in the Heartland tournament in 2018. \"This is the anniversary of women's sports formally becoming part of the Missouri Valley Conference,'' he said.

The bureau staff and the city of Davenport also are bidding to be the ending point for the 2018 RAGBRAI, which would bring the bicycle ride to the region for the third time in 27 years. Host cities will be announced in January, he said.

Taylor also considers bringing the 2018 Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiatives conference here next September to be another tourism win.

Citing 2017 statistics, he said tourism supports 8,000 local jobs and visitors spent $845 million. The meetings, sports and group tours booked by the bureau also added $14 million to the economy while attracting 41,311 attendees to the region.

Hosted for the first time at Augustana's Gerber Center for Student Life, the annual meeting also put a spotlight on the Quad-Cities' Regional Strategy, known as Q2030.\u00a0

With the theme \"New Potential,\" a new video featured Augustana students sharing their impressions of the region and the tourism attractions and events that make it a place they want to play, work and live.

Keynote speaker, Augustana President Steve Bahls, told the audience that those under age 40 will be the ones to implement the Q2030 strategy making the Quad-Cities a cool, creative, connected and prosperous place. \"They will come up with ideas we've never imagined yet,\" he said.

Bahls, one of the Q2030 tri-chairs, added, \"The key is to foster a new generation of leaders and emerging leaders in the Quad-Cities.\"\u00a0

It is a generation, he added, that expects diversity, values teamwork, is self-reliant and wants to work with a purpose. The generation sees diversity \"as a blending of different backgrounds, expertise and perspectives,\" he said. \"Let's not view tourism as jobs to work 9 to 5, but rather jobs with a purpose to help this region grow ...\"

State tourism leaders also had praise for the Quad-City tourism bureau.\u00a0 \"The Quad-Cities is one of the top economic drivers\" among Illinois tourism bureaus, said Illinois Office of Tourism Director Corey Jobe. \"Working all together, we've been one of the bright spots in the state's story the past two years.\"

Locally, more than $156 million is paid in wages to employees in the hospitality industry.\u00a0

\"The Quad-Cities has a great history to taking something from nothing and making great things for the Midwest,\" said the Iowa Tourism Office's LuAnn Reinders. She pointed to the I-80 Truckstop, Hotel Blackhawk and Isabel Bloom, to name few.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico \u2014 One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities.

Maria, which has killed at least nine in the Caribbean, made landfall early Wednesday in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (250 kph) winds, and it was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters said.

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People calling local radio stations reported that doors were flying off hinges and a water tank flew away in the island's southern region. Meanwhile, widespread flooding was reported in the capital of San Juan, with water running down one apartment's interior staircase.

\"This is going to be an extremely violent phenomenon,\" Gov. Ricardo Rossello said. \"We have not experienced an event of this magnitude in our modern history.\"

Metal roofs were already flying and windows were breaking as the storm approached before dawn, with nearly 900,000 people without power and one tree falling on an ambulance. Those who sought shelter at a coliseum in San Juan were moved to the building's second and third floors, reported radio station WKAQ 580 AM. The storm was moving across Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning at 10 mph (17 kph), with a gust of 113 mph (182 kph) reported in the capital of San Juan, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Maria, which had previously been a Category 5 storm with 175 mph (281 kph) winds, hit Puerto Rico as the third strongest storm to make landfall in the United States based on a key measurement that meteorologists use: air pressure. The lower the central pressure a storm the stronger it is and Maria's pressure was 917 millibars, lower than Irma's U.S. landfall of 929 millibars in the Florida Keys earlier this month.

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Puerto Rico had long been spared from a direct hit by hurricanes that tend to veer north or south of the island. The last Category 4 hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico occurred in 1932, and the strongest storm to ever hit the island was San Felipe in 1928 with winds of 160 mph.

As Maria approached, U.S. President Donald Trump offered his support via Twitter: \"Puerto Rico being hit hard by new monster Hurricane. Be careful, our hearts are with you- will be there to help!\"

More than 4,400 people were in shelters by late Tuesday, along with 105 pets, Rossello said.

The storm's center passed near or over St. Croix overnight Tuesday, prompting U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp to insist that people remain alert. St. Croix was largely spared the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Irma on the chain's St. Thomas and St. John islands just two weeks ago. But this time, the island would experience five hours of hurricane force winds, Mapp said.

\"For folks in their homes, I really recommend that you not be in any kind of sleepwear,\" he said during a brief news conference. \"Make sure you have your shoes on. Make sure you have a jacket around. Something for your head in case your roof should breach. ... I don't really recommend you be sleeping from 11 o'clock to 4 (a.m.). ... Be aware of what's going on around you.\"

Maria killed two people in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and two people aboard a boat were reported missing off La Desirade island, just east of Guadeloupe, officials said.

About 40 percent of the island \u2014 80,000 homes \u2014 were without power and flooding was reported in several communities.

The storm also blew over the tiny eastern Caribbean island of Dominica late Monday, where Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit sent out a series of dramatic posts on his Facebook page, including that his own roof had blown away.

\"The winds are merciless! We shall survive by the grace of God,\" Skerrit wrote before communications went down.

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Hartley Henry, an adviser to Skerrit, said there have been seven confirmed deaths in the Caribbean country from Hurricane Maria. Hartley Henry didn't give details about how the deaths occurred.

The storm knocked out communications for the entire island, leaving anyone outside Dominica struggling to determine the extent of damage, though it was clearly widespread. \"The situation is really grave,\" Consul General Barbara Dailey said in a telephone interview from New York.

She said she lost contact with the island about 4 a.m. At that point, officials had learned that 70 percent of homes had lost their roofs, including her own.

Flooding was a big concern, given the island's steep mountains, cut through with rivers that rage even after a heavy rain. Dominica was still recovering from Tropical Storm Erika, which killed 30 people and destroyed more than 370 homes in August 2015.

Forecasters said the storm surge from Maria could raise water levels by 6 to 9 feet (1.8 to 2.7 meters) near the storm's center. The storm was predicted to bring 10 to 15 inches (25 to 38 centimeters) of rain across the islands, with more in isolated areas.

To the north, Hurricane Jose weakened to a tropical storm Tuesday night. Forecasters said dangerous surf and rip currents were likely to continue along the U.S. East Coast but said the storm was unlikely to make landfall. Big waves caused by Jose swept five people off a coastal jetty in Rhode Island and they were hospitalized after being rescued.

A tropical storm warning was posted for coastal areas in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and tropical storm watches were up for parts of New York's Long Island and Connecticut.


Associated Press writers Ben Fox in Miami and Seth Borenstein in Washington contributed to this report.

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Births

TRINITY BETTENDORF

Megan and Chad Kimmer, LeClaire, boy, Sept. 15.

Amy and Nathan Carstens, Davenport, girl, Sept. 16.

Cierra Millbrook and Jeremy Taylor, Davenport, girl, Sept. 15.

TRINITY MOLINE

Jenny Walker and Edgardo Turcios, Illinois City, boy, Sept. 16.

Fire calls

BETTENDORF

Tuesday

False alarms: 3.

Monday

EMS calls: 5.

DAVENPORT

Monday

7:23 a.m., Interstate 80, vehicle accident.

7:53 a.m., Interstate 80, vehicle accident extrication.

5:30 p.m., Eastern Avenue/East 53rd Street, vehicle accident.

5:36 p.m., 3810 W. River Drive, vehicle fire.

7:42 p.m., 3624 W. Locust St., flammable liquid spill.

8:55 p.m., 620 W. 63rd St., cooking fire.

11:02 p.m., 903 Oneida Ave., building fire.

False alarms: 4.

Investigations: 5.

EMS calls: 38.

EAST MOLINE

Monday

EMS calls: 6.

MOLINE

Monday

No report available.

ROCK ISLAND

Tuesday

EMS calls: 3.

Monday

8 a.m., 1730 25th St./18th Avenue, vehicle accident.

9:46 p.m., 4515 17th Ave., assist.

False alarm: 1.

EMS calls: 9.

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Football

Illinois AP poll

Class 8A

School;Record;Pts;LW

1. Lincoln-Way East (12);4-0;129;1

2. Maine South;3-1;112;2

3. Homewood-Flossmoor;4-0;99;3

4. Loyola;3-1;79;4

5. Marist (1);4-0;73;6

6. Lyons;4-0;68;5

7. Naperville Central;4-0;67;7

8. Barrington;4-0;38;9

9. Naperville North;4-0;27;10

10. Huntley;3-1;8;NR

Others receiving votes: Stevenson 6, Hinsdale Central 4, St. Charles East 4, Naperville Neuqua Valley 1.

Class 7A

School;Record;Pts;LW

1. Lake Zurich (9);4-0;133;1

2. East St. Louis (5);3-1;127;2

3. Glenbard West;3-1;110;3

4. Normal Community;4-0;95;4

5. Batavia;4-0;82;5

6. Chicago Mt. Carmel;3-1;63;6

7. Benet;3-1;50;8

8. Hoffman Estates;4-0;39;T10

9. St. Rita;3-1;29;9

10. Lincoln-Way Central;4-0;23;T10

Others receiving votes: Rockford Auburn 8, St. Charles North 5, Willowbrook 2, Fenwick 2, Jacobs 1, Wheaton North 1.

Class 6A

School;Record;Pts;LW

1. Prairie Ridge (15);4-0;150;1

2. Cary-Grove;3-1;134;2

3. DeKalb;4-0;118;3

4. Nazareth;4-0;102;4

5. Montini;3-1;81;6

6. Sacred Heart-Griffin;3-1;69;7

7. Crete-Monee;3-1;65;8

8. Danville;4-0;36;9

9. Normal West;3-1;32;5

10. Lakes Community;4-0;12;NR

Others receiving votes: Riverside-Brookfield 11, Lemont 10, Oak Lawn Richards 2, St. Laurence 2, Peoria Central 1.

Class 5A

School;Record;Pts;LW

1. Phillips (12);4-0;138;1

2. Sterling (2);4-0;128;2

3. Highland;4-0;106;3

4. Dunlap;4-0;92;4

5. Decatur MacArthur;4-0;87;5

6. Morton;4-0;54;7

7. Washington;3-1;53;6

8. Antioch;4-0;45;T10

9. Centralia;3-1;28;9

10. Hillcrest;3-1;17;T10

Others receiving votes: Triad 15, Rich Central 3, Richwoods 3, Rochelle 1.

Class 4A

School;Record;Pts;LW

1. Rochester (14);4-0;140;1

2. Althoff Catholic;4-0;113;2

3. Herscher;4-0;107;3

4. Johnsburg;4-0;98;4

5. Morris;4-0;89;5

6. Dixon;4-0;79;6

7. Coal City;4-0;40;9

8. Effingham;3-1;38;8

9. Rock Island Alleman;3-1;32;10

10. Geneseo;3-1;18;NR

Others receiving votes: Raby 6, Taylorville 5, Genoa-Kingston 2, Herrin 2, Canton 1.

Class 3A

School;Record;Pts;LW

1. IC Catholic (12);3-1;143;1

2. Tolono Unity (1);4-0;130;2

3. Monticello (1);4-0;119;3

4. Williamsville (3);4-0;114;4

5. Byron;4-0;86;5

6. Bloomington Central Catholic;4-0;66;7

7. Carlinville;4-0;65;6

8. Decatur St. Teresa;4-0;42;8

9. Elmwood-Brimfield;4-0;37;9

10. Breese Central;4-0;8;NR

Others receiving votes: Vandalia 7, North-Mac 4, Lisle 2, Anna-Jonesboro 1, Peotone 1.

Class 2A

School;Record;Pts;LW

1. Sterling Newman (13);4-0;148;1

2. Deer Creek-Mackinaw (1);4-0;127;2

3. Farmington;4-0;118;3

4. Hamilton West Hancock;4-0;95;4

5. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley (1);4-0;93;5

6. Chicago Hope Academy;4-0;75;6

7. Westville;4-0;49;7

8. Downs Tri-Valley;3-1;29;10

9. Maroa-Forsyth;3-1;28;8

10. Alton Marquette;4-0;21;NR

Others receiving votes: Rockridge 20, Bismarck-Henning 11, Trenton Wesclin 4, Pana 4, Orion 3.

Class 1A

School;Record;Pts;LW

1. Lena-Winslow (13);4-0;142;1

2. Tuscola (2);4-0;134;2

3. Forreston;3-1;115;3

4. Ottawa Marquette;4-0;88;6

5. Mt. Sterling (Brown County);4-0;71;7

T6. Fulton;3-1;52;4

T6. Athens;4-0;52;10

8. Annawan-Wethersfield;3-1;49;9

9. Eastland-Pearl City;3-1;39;5

10. Shelbyville;3-1;26;8

Others receiving votes: Carrollton 21, Aquin 19, Princeville 7, Moweaqua Central A&M 6, Red Hill 4.

Boys cross country

IATFC rankings

Class 4A

1. Dowling Catholic; 2. Pleasant Valley; 3. Cedar Rapids Prairie; 4. Johnston; 5. Dubuque Hempstead; 6. West Des Moines Valley; 7. Ankeny Centennial; 8. Iowa City High; 9. Waukee; 10. Iowa City West; 11. Linn-Mar; 12. Cedar Rapids Kennedy; 13. Ames; 14. Ankeny; 15. Cedar Rapids Washington

Teams to watch: Cedar Falls, Dubuque Senior, Indianola, Sioux City North, Urbandale

Class 3A

1. Dallas Center-Grimes; 2. Gilbert; 3. Decorah; 4. Grinnell; 5. Carlisle; 6. Dubuque Wahlert; 7. Waverly-Shell Rock; 8. Cedar Rapids Xavier; 9. Mount Vernon-Lisbon; 10. Clear Lake; 11. Sergeant Bluff-Luton; 12. Clear Creek Amana; 13. Bondurant-Farrar; 14. LeMars; 15. Humboldt

Teams to watch: Center Point-Urbana, Charles City, Glenwood, Mount Pleasant, Nevada

Class 2A

1. George-Little Rock; 2. Tipton; 3. Mid-Prairie; 4. Sioux Center; 5. Western Christian; 6. Roland-Story; 7. Unity Christian; 8. Williamsburg; 9. South Hamilton; 10. Aplington-Parkersburg; 11. Garner-Hayfield-Ventura; 12. Sheldon; 13. East Marshall; 14. Monticello; 15. Okoboji

Teams to watch: Des Moines Christian, Pella Christian, South Central Calhoun, South Hardin, Waukon

Class 1A

1. Nodaway Valley; 2. Bellevue; 3. South Winneshiek; 4. Hudson; 5. Denver; 6. Pekin; 7. Starmont; 8. Madrid; 9. Calamus-Wheatland; 10. Woodward Academy; 11. Maquoketa Valley; 12. Tri-Center; 13. ACGC; 14. Ogden; 15. Council Bluffs St. Albert

Teams to watch: Earlham, Mason City Newman, Panorama, Remsen St. Mary's, West Fork

Girls cross country

IATFC rankings

Class 4A

1. Johnston; 2. Dowling Catholic; 3. Iowa City West; 4. Dubuque Senior; 5. Cedar Falls; 6. Dubuque Hempstead; 7. Waukee; 8. Iowa City High; 9. Pleasant Valley; 10. North Scott; 11. Des Moines Roosevelt; 12. Ankeny Centennial; 13. Linn-Mar; 14. Urbandale; 15. Ankeny

Teams to watch: Ames, Indianola, Ottumwa, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Southeast Polk

Class 3A

1. Dubuque Wahlert; 2. Decorah; 3. Humboldt; 4. North Polk; 5. Ballard; 6. Dallas Center-Grimes; 7. Charles City; 8. Pella; 9. Sioux City Heelan; 10. Gilbert; 11. Grinnell; 12. Glenwood; 13. LeMars; 14. Denison-Schleswig; 15. Davenport Assumption

Teams to watch: Atlantic, Benton, Harlan, Marion, Spencer

Class 2A

1. Mid-Prairie; 2. Woodbury Central/Kingsley-Pierson; 3. Monticello; 4. Crestwood; 5. Williamsburg; 6. North Cedar; 7. Cascade; 8. Emmetsburg; 9. Unity Christian; 10. Waukon; 11. Western Christian; 12. Estherville-Lincoln Central; 13. PCM (Monroe); 14. Shenandoah; 15. Pocahontas Area

Teams to watch: Aplington-Parkersburg, Okoboji, Iowa City Regina, South Central Calhoun, West Marshall

Class 1A

1. Hudson; 2. Kee High; 3. Central Elkader; 4. Denver; 5. South Winneshiek; 6. Pekin; 7. Fort Dodge St. Edmond; 8. Bellevue Marquette; 9. Panorama; 10. Baxter; 11. Mason City Newman; 12. Alta-Aurelia; 13. Nashua-Plainfield; 14. Tri-Center; 15. North Linn

Teams to watch: ACGC, Eagle Grove, Madrid, Springville-Central City, Underwood

Volleyball

Bettendorf 25-25-25, Assumption 12-22-20

Kills \u2014 Bettendorf, Caroline Baer 10, Grace Erpelding 8, Jordan Ratigan 6, Emma Ostrom 6; Assumption, Lindsay Stratman 8, Anna Vonderhaar 7, Kylie Welch 6, Maddy Mayeski 5. Assists -- Bettendorf, Erpelding 14, Abbey Fromi 14; Assumption, Lea Nelson 27. Aces -- Bettendorf, Ostrom 3, Baer 2, Erpelding, Ally Grothusen; Assumption, Nelson 2, Carly King, Welch, Stratman, Anna Corlett. Digs -- Bettendorf, Ostrom 12, Baer 12, Erin Hatch 10; Assumption, Corlett 15, Welch 9, Nelson 6, Emma VanSeveren 5. Blocks -- Bettendorf, Grothusen 3, Erpelding 2, Lita Solbrig 2, Ratigan 2; Assumption, Mayeski 2, King, Welch.

Records: Bettendorf 12-1, 5-0; Assumption 11-3, 4-1.

Pleasant Valley 25-26-25, Clinton 15-24-21

Kills -- PV, Erica Brohm 17, Elissa Moylan 11, Alana Woolison 11; Clinton, Molly Chapman 7, Sarah Goldensoph 5, Sam Matheny 4.\u00a0 Assists -- PV, Brooke Harris 41; Clinton, Brooke Mulholland 21. Aces -- PV, Brohm 3, Emily Wood 3; Clinton, Hannah Dash 3. Digs -- PV, Wood 14, Harris 9, Adrea Arthofer 8; Clinton, Haley Dash 17, Mulholland 16. Blocks -- PV, Brohm 2; Clinton, none.

Records: PV 16-1, 5-0 MAC; Clinton 7-6, 1-4

Moline 25-25, Galesburg 19-17

Kills -- Moline, Bella Mitchell 7, Molly Tauke 7; Galesburg, Emily Meinert 5, Yvonne Mixon 4. Assists -- Moline, Kayla Depoorter 13; Galesburg, Megan Lingfelter 5. Aces -- Moline, Lacey McMillion 3. Blocks -- Moline, Megan Pittington, Kiya Ritchie; Galesburg, Yvonne Mixon 3, Daija Range 2. Digs -- Moline, Maddie Peterson 9, Becca Ehlers 6; Galesburg, Macey Bland 4, Emily Meinert 4, Maddie Carlson 4

Records: Moline 15-5, 4-1, Galesburg 7-7, 2-2 \u00a0

Davenport Central 26-21-26-25, Davenport West 24-25-24-15

Kills -- Central, Raina Smith 15, Neveah Camp 9; West, Sara Weisrock 12, Hannah Jones 10, Abby Ratermann 9. Blocks -- Central, Raina Smith 2, Kami Knutsen 2; West, Lauren Oostendorp 4, Hannah Willers 2. Assists -- Central, Kami Knutsen 30; West, Hannah Willers 26, Tori Dierkz 19. Digs -- Central, Kami Knutsen 16, Raina Smith 14, Alexis Huntley 13; West, Dani Reitz 27, Sara Weisrock 11. Aces -- Central, Raina Smith 3, Lauren Amato 2, Kalayah Serrano 3; West, Sara Weisrock 2, Hannah Jones 2

Girls swimming\u00a0

United Township 114, Macomb 25

200 medley relay -- 1. UT (Kendra Diamond, Caitlin Dassow, Kaisa Sommer, Brandi LaFountaine) 2:02.82, 2. Macomb 2:51.17

200 freestyle -- 1. Alison Ogden (UT) 2:22.47, 2. Mia Franks (UT) 2:25.39, 3. Autumn Dillin (UT) 3:13.03

200 IM -- 1. Kaisa Sommer (UT) 2:32.57, 2. Devlyn Whiles (UT) 3:01.52, 3. Helen Blome (Macomb) 4:09.84

50 freestyle -- 1. Kendra Diamond (UT) 27.23, 2. Paige Tygart (UT) 31.82, 3. Evita Fazliu (UT) 34.85

100 butterfly -- 1. Alison Ogden (UT) 1:16.66, 2. Natalie Davis (UT) 1:26.74

100 freestyle -- 1. Brandi LaFountaine (UT) 57.57, 2. Mia Franks (UT) 1:05.87, 3. Jaylie Marberry (UT) 1:27.14

500 freestyle -- 1. Caitlin Dassow (UT) 5:43.76, 2. Maggie Long (Macomb) 7:26.98, 3. Autumn Dillin (UT) 8:44.40 \u00a0\u00a0

200 freestyle relay -- 1. UT (Evita Fazliu, Devlyn Whiles, Kaisa Sommer, Brandi LaFountaine) 2:03.59, 2. UT \"A\" 2:05.69, 3. Macomb 2:51.59

100 backstroke -- 1. Kaisa Sommer (UT) 1:10.13, 2. Natalie Davis (UT) 1:24.54, 3. Lauren Bosworth (Macomb) 1:32.50

100 breaststroke -- 1. Caitlin Dassow (UT) 1:17.26, 2. Kendra Diamond (UT) 1:21.68, 3. Maggie Long (Macomb) 1:29.93

400 freestyle relay -- 1. UT (Alison Ogden, Evita Fazliu, Paige Tygart, Mia Franks) 5:00.75, UT \"B\" 6:23.51

JV -- United Township 26

Pleasant Valley 150, Clinton 23

200 medley relay -- 1. PV (Aviana Zahara, Emily Goodman, Perapa Chotiprasidhi, Lauren Nelson) 2:11.28, 2. PV \"B\" 2:12.68\u00a0

200 freestyle -- 1. Lauren Nelson (PV) 2:20.54, 2. Azariah Courtney (PV) 2:26.49, 3. Carly Lundry (PV) 2:27.97

200 IM -- 1. Libby Staver (PV) 2:40.99, 2. Grace Schons (PV) 2:48.40, 3. Katie Oros (PV) 2:53.61

50 freestyle -- 1. Aviana Zahara (PV) 29.01, 2. Perapa Chotiprasidhi (PV) 29.06, 3. Emily Goodman (PV) 29.38

1 meter diving -- 1. Trinity Shi (PV) 178.90, 2. Emily Clark (PV) 148.55, 3. Julia Leach (PV) 106.20

100 butterfly -- 1.\u00a0Perapa Chotiprasidhi (PV) 1:09.91, 2. Abby Minor (PV) 1:15.04, 3. Naomi Hains (PV) 1:16.48

100 freestyle -- 1. Libby Staver (PV) 1:02.82, 2. Lauren Groenenboom (PV) 1:03.03, 3. Danielle Nauman (PV) 1:09.84

400 freestyle -- 1. Grace Schons (PV) 4:58.18, 2. Carly Lundry (PV) 4:59.57

200 freestyle relay -- 1. PV \"B\" (Christy Bishop, Perapa Chotiprasidhi, Lauren Nelson, Jordan Neymeyer) 1:58.75, 2. PV \"A\" 1:59.46, 4. Clinton 2:11.77 \u00a0

100 backstroke -- 1. Lauren Groenenboom 1:10.72, 2. Aviana Zahara (PV) 1:12.08, 3. Lauren Nelson (PV) 1:14.75

100 breaststroke -- Christy Bishop 1:16.56, 2. Emily Goodman (PV) 1:18.25, 3. Jordan Neymeyer (PV) 1:21.14

400 freestyle relay -- 1. PV (Libby Staver, Jordan Neymeyer, Danielle Nauman, Azariah Courtney) 4:23.36, 2. PV \"C\" 4:48.77\u00a0

Bettendorf 148, Davenport North 26

200 medley relay -- 1. Bett (Tumey, VanDeWiele, Greenl, Attavianelli) 1:49.90, 2. Bett 1:57.09, 3. Dav North 2:23.57

200 freestyle -- 1. Katerinas Shinbori (Bett) 2:04.99, Lauren Roemer (Bett) 2:09.03, 3. Alex Larson (Bett) 2:09.11

200 IM -- 1. Emily VanDeWiele (Bett) 2:18.21, 2. Bella Miletich (Bett) 2:35.83, 3. Vicky Davis 2:38.75

50 freestyle -- 1. Alexis Beine (Bett) 25.47, 2. Zoey Ahrens (Bett) 27.74, 3. Hannah Luppen (Gales) 28.58\u00a0

1 meter dive -- 1. Sydney Hanson 233.75, 2. Brooke McGee 202.50, 3. Eliza Sherman 152.45

100 butterfly -- 1. Megan Greenley 1:06.05, 2. Bella Miletich 1:11.58, 3. Vicky Davis 1:17.39

100 freestyle -- 1. Katerina Shinbori (Bett) 56.98, 2, Katie Bradley (Bett) 59.20, 3. Madeline Stone 1:05.54, 4. Zowie Beeth (North) 1:11.41

500 freestyle -- 1. Sam Galvin (Bett) 5:24.77, 2. Lauren Tumey (Bett) 5:36.55, 3. Katie Sturmer (North) 6:49.03

200 freestyle relay -- 1. Bett (VanDeWiele, Beine, Greenley, Ottavianel) 1:38.87, 2. Bett (Larson, Roemer, Roemer, Shinbori) 1:45.15, 3. North (Heller, Lau, Garcia, Trowers) 2:08.00\u00a0

100 backstroke -- 1. Arianna Ottavianelli (Bett) 59.85, 2. Katie Bradley (Bett) 1:06.14, 3. Eve Berg (Bett) 1:06.92

100 breaststroke -- 1. Alexis Beine (Bett) 1:08.04, 2. Hannah Luppen (Bett) 1:15.72, 3. Gabby Manion (Bett) 1:21.82

400 freestyle relay -- 1. Bett (Roemer, Ahrens, Larson, Tumey) 3:53.85, 2. Bett (Davis, Curtis, Luppen, Miletich) 4:15.59, 3. North (Sturmer, Lau, Hayman, Beeth) 4:39.00.

Girls golf\u00a0

Moline 198, Rock Island 204, Alleman 205

at Saukie Golf Course\u00a0

Medalist -- Madison Wenthe (Moline) 44

Moline -- Madison Wenthe 44, Sam Cramer 47, Addie Sanders 50, Jordan Sanders 57

Rock Island -- Bailey Tripilas 48, Josie Pennington 49, Emma Beierlein 52, Kristina Mathews 55

Alleman -- Megan Tanghe 47, Alyssa Carpita 51, Alannah Stevens 51, Morgan Moore 56

Prophetstown 242, St. Bede 248

Medalist -- Hannah Kolling (St. Bede) 51

Prophetstown -- Antonia Cattin 56, Emily Fess 56, Camille Carlson 61, Morgan Cray 64

St. Bede -- Hannah Kolling 51, Laura Gibson 54, Samantha Soleta 61, Jasmine Haggard 82

Boys golf\u00a0

Ridgewood 153, United 184

at Gibson Woods\u00a0

Medalist -- Thomas Bumann (Ridgewood) 35

Ridgewood -- Thomas Bumann 35, Levi Swanson 37, Riley Nelson 38, Ganon Greenman 43

United -- Drew Brown 44, Zach Marshall 46, Andrew Fuller 46, Dylan Hepner 48

Records: Ridgewood 16-2

JV -- Ridgewood 188

JV medalist -- Wiley Hart (Ridgewood) 43

St. Bede 158, Prophetstown 179\u00a0

Medalist -- Nathan Potthoff (St. Bede) 37\u00a0

St. Bede -- Nathan Potthoff 37, John Potthoff 38, Paxton Pyszka 38, Dylan Gramer 45

Prophetstown -- Harry Ames 43, Aaron Hanrahan 43, Jaden Taylor 44, Grant Minssen 49

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It is getting late in the high school golf season, so a battle of undefeated teams carries some extra meaning.

Class 2A Alleman (9-0) faces Riverdale (11-0) this afternoon on the Rams' home course, Byron Hills, in Port Byron.

\u201cThat\u2019s going to be a good one,\u201d said junior Ryan Rochholz, the Pioneers\u2019 No. 1 player. \u201cThey play great at that course, and we are going to have to play great to beat them.\u201d

Riverdale just won its own Brinkmeier Invitational at Byron Hills on Saturday, topping the second-place Pioneers by seven strokes.

\u201cThey are definitely a top team,\u201d said junior Gabe Beardsley, the Pioneers' No. 2. \u201cAnd they are going to be our toughest competition in a dual meet this year.\u201d

But while the dual is important, the Pioneers understand it pales in comparison to what is left on the schedule.\u00a0

\u201cIt would be nice to know that we are undefeated,\u201d senior captain Hunter Love said. \u201cBut the regular season, I don\u2019t think it\u2019s as big a deal. It\u2019s just a lot of practice for us for what really matters. And that\u2019s conference and regionals and on from there.\u201d

The Pioneers have gone 27-4 in duals the last three years, winning the Western Big Six for the first time in school history two years ago.

But taking third last year after beating Quincy and Galesburg at meets during the regular season has reminded the Pioneers what matters is what happens the day of the meet.

\u201cI am not going to make any predictions because every day is a different day,\" Alleman\u2019s longtime golf coach, Gene Elsner, said. \u201cIf we play up to form, and everybody else plays as we have seen them all year long, I think we have as good of chance as anybody.\u201d

Alleman\u2019s postseason run begins with the Western Big Six meet.

\u201cIt would definitely make our team one of the best to come through Alleman in the last few years,\u201d Rochholz said.

The Pioneers didn\u2019t expect to be undefeated in duals at this point in the season.

The season is going better because of the work the top six\u00a0\u2014 which also includes freshman Luke Lofgren, junior Cole Ramsey and senior Nate Musal\u00a0\u2014 have put in during the summer, Beardsley said.

\u201cAll of our top six have worked hard and been playing in tournaments, going against some tough competition,\u201d he said.

Ramsey and Musal were junior varsity players a year ago, but both put in a lot of time resulting in improvement, Elsner said. Lofgren really \u201cstepped up\u201d to play No. 4.

Love says this year\u2019s team is as good as the last two Pioneer golf teams.

\u201cI think we are definitely as good as we were the last two years,\u201d he said. \u201cWe definitely can improve from where we are.\u201d

After the Riverdale meet, Alleman is at the Galesburg Invitational on Saturday followed by the conference meet at Oakwood Country Club next week.

\u201cWe\u2019ve got our sights set fairly high,\u201d Elsner said. \u201cWe are hoping to win a conference tournament, and would like to advance to the sectional and get a team to state.

\u201cIt\u2019s going to be very, very difficult to do that. There\u2019s some unbelievable talent at the 2A level.\u201d

But first comes conference, which can put several members of this team uniquely in the Alleman record books a second time.

\u201cOur team is super talented,\u201d Love said. \u201cAnd it\u2019s definitely not going to be easy \u2026 but I think we can do it.\u201d\u00a0

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They were almost impeccable from the service line. They were balanced\u00a0 across the front row with their attack. And they were clutch in the pivotal moments.

The Class 5A ninth-ranked Bettendorf volleyball team cleared a tall hurdle in its quest for a fifth consecutive Mississippi Athletic Conference title Tuesday night with a 25-12, 25-22, 25-20 sweep over 3A fourth-ranked Davenport Assumption in the Knights' gymnasium.

\"We knew coming into this match they were a strong team, undefeated (in the MAC) for a reason, so there were going to be some battles,\" Bettendorf setter and outside Grace Erpelding said. \"We just had to push through.

\"This is such a fun team to play with. We have great chemistry on the court and we play well as a unit, not as individuals.\"

Bettendorf (12-1, 5-0 MAC) upped its streak to 41 consecutive MAC victories. It remains tied with Pleasant Valley for the league lead with four matches to go.

The rivals meet Oct. 3 at PV, a match in all likelihood that will determine the conference champion.

\"We may not have the really flashy players all the time, but we're consistent and we're steady,\" Bettendorf coach Diane Lichtenberg said. \"We're that middle class type of team, a hard-working group that just continues to get the job done.\"

Bettendorf was 71 of 73 from the service line and didn't commit its first miscue there until midway through the second set.

The Bulldogs had seven aces and had the Knights out of sorts in the first set.

\"Our serving was very good, especially early on,\" senior Emma Ostrom said. \"We served to our zones that our coach gave us. We kept them out of system and were able to put the ball down.\"

Caroline Baer paced the offense with 10 kills. Erpelding collected eight kills and matched Abbey Fromi with a team-high 14 assists while Ostrom and Jordan Ratigan each chipped in six kills.

Assumption (11-3, 4-1) hung close in the second set. It had 13-10 and 18-16 leads and was tied at 22.

Bettendorf, though, received a block from Ally Grothusen, a kill from the 5-foot-6 Erpelding and an Assumption attack error gave them a 2-0 cushion.

\"A lot of shoulda, coulda, woulda,\" Assumption coach Bre Scherler said. \"I was really hoping if we could have pushed through that second game, it gives us a little bit of a pulse again and gives the girls a little bit more of a boost in confidence.\"

The Bulldogs, though, were relatively error-free in the decisive moments of sets two and three.

Assumption, meanwhile, had eight service errors and were bogged down by hitting mistakes at key junctures.

\"We try to limit our unforced errors,\" Erpelding said. \"Service errors are a big thing, particularly in a tight game. We spend a lot of time in practice working on aggressive, consistent serving. It paid off in this match.\"

The Knights, who transitioned back to a 5-1 offense from the 6-2 they started the season with, led 15-14 in the third set.

Bettendorf, though, reeled off the next seven points. Ostrom had three service aces while Grothusen contributed a kill and a block in that span.

\"We work on drills in practice where it is tied at 22 and you've got to stay aggressive and finish,\" Lichtenberg said. \"That's what we did well tonight.

\"We didn't back down and try and play safe. We wanted to score a point, and there's a difference in those two things.\"

Lindsay Stratman led the Knights with eight kills and Anna Vonderhaar closed with seven. Lea Nelson facilitated the offense with 27 assists.

Scherler said Tuesday can be a valuable learning tool for her group.

\"Our girls wanted this match more than I think most matches, but this doesn't define us,\" Scherler said. \"The better team won today.

\"The long run is state. Bettendorf is a great team to prepare us for those upper-echelon teams we're going to see because they're always good fundamentally and don't make a lot of errors. That's what we can glean from this match and incorporate into our play.\"

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Alleman\u2019s volleyball team finally graduated from finishing school.

After taking Game 1 25-18 on Tuesday at Don Morris Gym, the Pioneers closed out the United Township Panthers in Game 2 behind a pair of kills by junior Sydney Elliott and three quality serves by Sydney Bowling, the last two aces, for a 25-20 win.

Alleman (6-8, 1-4) had led UT 21-17 before the Panthers\u2019 mini-rally brought them within two points at 22-20.

\u201cSometimes we have a lot of trouble with that \u2014 finishing,\u201d said Elliott after the match. \u201cThat\u2019s been our weak spot lately. That was really important for us to get over that slump. You just got to keep pushing. You can\u2019t let up when you think you\u2019ve got the game won.\u201d

Alleman coach Frank Flanagan was pleased to get the team\u2019s first Western Big Six win.

\u201cIt\u2019s great,\u201d he said. \u201cWe wanted to get it earlier in our season.\u201d

He had special praise for Elliott.

\u201cShe\u2019s really the reason why we only use one setter because we don\u2019t want her out of the game,\u201d Flanagan said. \u201cWe are committed to the five-one (alignment) because of her strong back-row play. We can use her as an option in the back-row attack. She\u2019s a lefty so the physics on it is pretty cool for her. And she\u2019s earned that right (to stay in the game) because her ball control is better than last year.\u201d

Elliott had plenty of help on a night that included several long volleys between the two teams. Lydia Dorsey had a hand in most of them with 28 assists. Alleman also got six kills from Kiah O\u2019Neal and five aces from Bowling.

Alleman, now at the halfway point of its season, does not play for the next four days.

\u201cWhat we told our girls tonight is we want to take the next three or four days and become a little more skilled so we are not just finishing our season with one conference win,\u201d Flanagan said. \u201cSo we can close out some of the last couple of games (prior to Tuesday) that we lost 25-23.\u201d

\u201cIt sets a really good tone for going into Moline next Tuesday,\u201d Elliott said. \u201cWe have a lot of time to prepare so I think this kind of hypes us up for the next couple practices.\u201d

United Township (3-11, 0-3) sometimes had four freshmen and a sophomore on the floor at once, noted Panther coach Jillian VanOpdorp.

\u201cWe are working it,\u201d she added. \u201cThat\u2019s all we can do this year is just build and grow and stay positive and work from that.\u201d

One positive was the play of freshman Jade Hunter, who had three kills, but was plenty active along the net.

\u201cShe\u2019s really growing every day,\u201d VanOpdorp said. \u201cI can\u2019t wait to see her grow every year. She\u2019s going to dominate.\u201d

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Volleyball

Pleasant Valley 3, Clinton 0: Class 5A seventh-ranked PV kept pace with Bettendorf atop the Mississippi Athletic Conference after a 25-15, 26-24, 25-21 road win against Clinton on Tuesday night.

Sophomore Erica Brohm had 17 kills, three aces and two blocks for PV (16-1, 5-0). Elissa Moylan and Alana Woolison each had 11 kills. Setter Brooke Harris distributed 41 assists.

Clinton, coming off a home tournament title over the weekend, fell to 7-6 overall and 1-4 in league play.

Davenport Central 3, Davenport West 1: Raina Smith compiled 15 kills and Kami Knutsen posted 30 assists and 16 digs as Central won the final two sets for a 26-24, 21-25, 26-24, 25-15 victory at George Marshall Gym.

The Blue Devils moved above .500 in league play just past the midway point. Smith had 14 digs and three services to go along with her kill total.

Sara Weisrock led West (1-10, 0-5) with a dozen kills. Hannah Willers had 26 assists and Dani Reitz collected 27 digs.

Muscatine 3, Davenport North 2: Muscatine won its third five-set match of the season in conference play, rallying from a 2-1 deficit to clip North at home, 22-25, 25-15, 19-25, 25-23, 15-13.

Annabelle Henriksen had seven kills for the Muskies (4-12, 3-2).

North Scott 3, Burlington 1: Emma Powell had a match-high 18 kills as North Scott rallied after dropping the opening set to pick up a road win against Burlington, 19-25, 26-24, 25-18, 25-20.

The Lancers improved to 14-7 overall and 3-2 in the MAC, a tie for fourth place with Muscatine and Davenport Central.

Boys soccer

Quincy 3, Rock Island 2: The Blue Devils took an early 2-0 lead and held on to hand the Rocks their first loss of the season in a battle for first place in the Western Big Six.

Rock Island (10-1, 2-1 Big Six) pulled to within 3-2 on a goal by Gloire Luwara with 18:19 to play in the second half but couldn\u2019t get the equalizer.

Quincy improved to 9-3, 3-0 in the conference with the win.

UT 2, Alleman 1: Komla Apetcho and Jordan Griser scored a pair of goals in a 3-minute span in the second half for the Panthers (2-7-2) to break a scoreless tie on the way to the Western Big Six win.

Brendan Hird scored for Alleman (5-5-2).

Moline 0, Galesburg 0: The Maroons and Silver Streaks played to a scoreless tie. Second-place Moline is now 2-0-1 in the Western Big Six, while Galesburg falls to 0-2-1.

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Union leader Cathy Glasson officially announced her candidacy for Iowa governor on Tuesday, declaring that the state needs bold and progressive leadership to make things better for common people.

Glasson, who is president of SEIU, Local 199, made her announcement in Cedar Rapids, but she also made a stop in Davenport at The 11th Street Precinct, where a small group of supporters gathered after canvassing neighborhoods here.

The campaign said supporters went door to door in eight cities across the state to kick off the campaign.

\"We're not going to get where we want to go with politics as usual,\" Glasson said in Davenport.

Glasson has spent weeks traveling the state while exploring a bid for governor, and her announcement had been anticipated.

She is pushing for a $15 minimum wage, to be implemented quickly. She also said that she\u2019d work to expand union rights, make it easier for workers to join employer associations and seek a single-payer health care system.

A registered nurse who lives in Coralville, Glasson is the seventh Democrat to jump into the race for the Democratic nomination.

Glasson's campaign has dubbed her a \"bold progressive\" who will not only take on Republicans but will take a policy approach that is out of the normal mold.

In a news release announcing her candidacy, she said \"Republican-lite\" policies would no longer cut it. Asked about that in Davenport, she said that description would include taking too long to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour or a 3/8th cent increase in the sales tax to pay for water quality initiatives.

Glasson said a sales tax increase would be \"regressive\" and hurt low income people.

Also in the running for the Democratic nomination are: State Sen. Nate Boulton, D-Des Moines; former Iowa Democratic Party chair Andy McGuire; Des Moines businessman Fred Hubbell; John Norris, a former chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Jon Neiderbach, a former member of the Des Moines School Board; and Ross Wilburn, a former mayor of Iowa City.

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Rita Rawson, Davenport's 5th Ward alderwoman, is known for her passion to revitalize Davenport's central city. But through community input and research, she has gotten the ball rolling on an effort to explore how Davenport can approach urban revitalization throughout the city.

Rawson led a discussion Tuesday during the City Council's management update meeting in which aldermen directed city staff to put together a comprehensive package to look at options and programs for making neighborhoods stronger, healthier and safer.

\"I have plethora of research from all the way across the country of other municipalities, what they've been doing and how they've been doing it and things we can copy since there's no point to us spinning wheels and wasting time,\" Rawson said.

In examining other cities, Rawson said coming up with an urban stabilization plan was largely positive.

It included increasing the tax base by making abandoned and boarded-up properties more productive, increasing owner-occupied housing in the urban core, which in turn would make the city more walkable and has shown to decrease crime.

Compared with other larger cities, Rawson diagnosed Davenport's problems as manageable and said boarded-up and abandoned houses could be removed within a reasonable time period.

\"We can actually get a grip on this and we're in a position where we can enact real change, I believe, within a 10-year time frame,\" Rawson said.

As potential tools to help aid in the process, Rawson suggested opening up the demolition process, looking at clear boarding, and starting a mix-and-match program for developers looking for abandoned properties.

One item was simply knowing what programs were available to the public.

But with creating such a plan, Rawson admitted that funding would always be the biggest obstacle.

As one option, Rawson suggested setting aside funds from tax-increment financing districts for urban revitalization.

Partnering with housing groups was also suggested as she said commitment from the city would spur them to get on board with its vision.

Community Planning and Economic Development Director Bruce Berger said the city has been kicking around the idea of pilot program in which the city would partner with groups, like Palmer College of Chiropractic, to help get a large project off the ground.

Alderman Ray Ambrose, 4th Ward, said that if the city was going to be successful, it needed to get aggressive with dealing with nuisance properties and crime.

Alderwoman Marion Meginnis, 3rd Ward, said the city needed to think about a plan that also retains residents invested in their neighborhoods.\u00a0

\"We want a situation where our homeowners are people that have chosen to this part of the city and these neighborhoods feel good about staying here,\" Meginnis said.

Rawson said her research and the ideasthat resulted from it and community conversations, could be used toward coming up a long-term plan.

\"It originally started, I'll be honest, as ideas of my own, but so many people have have reviewed it now and looked at it with directors of organizations,\" Rawson said. \"It's no longer mine. It's from the community.\"

With the city in the process of developing next year's budgets, City Administrator Corri Spiegel said that such a large undertaking would likely take city staff until next summer to properly investigate, study and develop options.

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When you are 0-2 and in your first year as head coach, it\u2019s not easy believing that your team is going to come out of it.

But Moline coach Mike Morrissey was very pragmatic, saying at the time the Maroons simply needed to keep working on things on both sides of the ball.

His faith in the Maroons has started to pay off.

Now two weeks removed from that 0-2 start, the Maroons are 2-2 and looking to jump to 2-0 in the Western Big Six when they travel to Galesburg on Friday.

\u201cI knew that we would be OK, once we got our feet underneath us a little bit,\u201d Morrissey said after practice Monday. \u201cIn a new system on both sides (of the ball), it\u2019s hard.\u201d

But he liked what he had seen working with the team both last year as an assistant and from November on in the weight room.

\u201cWe trust our kids. We put in a lot of time with them,\u201d Morrissey said.\u00a0 \u201cThey\u2019ve been awesome since November all the way through. But it\u2019s hard. We were hoping to be successful right out the gate.

\u201cWhen things are new on both sides of the ball sometimes it takes a little time to get some rhythm. And it has for us.\u201d

But the Maroons' pro-style offense, which features some spread looks, seems to be roaring now.

After dropping its first two games to Illinois powers DeKalb (49-22) and Fenwick (24-7) \u2014 while only rushing for 174 total yards and passing for 131 in the two games\u00a0\u2014 Moline has rebounded.

Behind an offensive line that has helped produce 49 points in each of the last two wins, Moline has gotten two big games from sophomore running back Aboubacar Barry, who rushed for 145 on 16 carries against Rich South and 147 against United Township, including TD runs of 15, 79 and 37 yards. In all, the Maroons came within 12 yards of 500 yards of total offense against UT.

Morrissey believes the offensive line\u00a0\u2014 which starts two sophomore guards in Adam Worley and Patrick Pray, plus junior tackle Alex Sipplerly and two seniors, tackle Mitchell Butcher and center Hunter Henning\u00a0\u2014 has played a major role.

\u201cThe offensive line has really grown the last couple of weeks,\u201d he said. \u201cSometimes it takes games and reps to kind of gel a little bit up front and understand what their role is.\u201d

Barry has played a key role, too. He started the first game of the year and is obviously coming into his own now.

\u201cIt was awesome watching him,\u201d Henning said. \u201cI think he will keep getting better and better as the weeks go on.\u201d

Henning said inexperience was a factor early on.

\u201cAs the weeks have gone by and we played those really good teams, we gradually got better,\" he said. \"It obviously showed last Friday that we are getting better.\u201d

Also improving since the first week is the Moline defense. The Maroons had two interceptions against UT, including one returned for a touchdown by Marcellious Williamson, while shutting down the Panthers.

\u201cThey\u2019ve been tremendous,\u201d Morrissey said of a defense he believes first took a good step forward in the loss to Fenwick. \u201cThe coaching staff has done a good job of setting expectations of what they have to meet. And turnovers have been a big part of that. If you don\u2019t meet them, there\u2019s consequences for those things. Our guys take a lot of pride in that.\u201d

Moline could climb above .500 with a win at Galesburg, which let Quincy run for more than 400 yards last Friday.

But Morrissey isn\u2019t letting that stat fool him.

\u201cQuincy is obviously very good,\u201d he said. \u201cThey have a great running game and a great running back (Jirehl Brock) which helps them. The thing about Galesburg is they are more physical than you think. They\u2019ve got some big kids up front. They\u2019ve got some linebackers with some size and guys that get to the ball fast.

\u201cFor us, this is just the next step in the progression.\u201d

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The pub stays in the picture

\"Hy-Vee\"

Hy-Vee is looking to add a convenience store, gas station and coffee shop at its location at Devils Glen and Middle roads.

No, Governor's\u00a0Pub and Grill is not closing.

In fact, it's just the opposite for the establishment that has been in Bettendorf for 43 years.

Steve Geifman, president and managing partner of Geifman First Equity, called it the \"right place and the right time.\"

Reporter Devan Patel has details on the expansion plans here.

Correctional officers want bigger ranks

\"East

East Moline Correctional Center

An inmate\u2019s violent attack early Saturday on a prison correctional officer has prompted the union at East Moline Correctional Center to ask for more staff, as well as better training and equipment.

Cody Dornes, a correctional officer who is president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 46 at the prison, started working at the facility\u00a0six years ago.

\u201cSince then, it seems like everything has changed about the inmates at East Moline,\u201d he said.

Reporter Linda Cook lays our the arguments\u00a0here.

Happy trails

\"First

A pier on Arsenal Island that supported the first railroad bridge to cross the Mississippi River is now lighted at night. The lighting was paid for by a grant from\u00a0the Regional Development Authority, the nonprofit agency that holds the gambling license for Rhythm City Casino Resort, secured by River Action Inc. The\u00a0pier is near the Col. Davenport House.

You've likely heard of Boston's\u00a0Freedom Trail, the\u00a02.5-mile, red-lined\u00a0walking trail\u00a0that connects\u00a016 locations in downtown Boston that are significant to the history of the United States.

In\u00a0Davenport, River Action Inc. is promoting a similar trail\u00a0called \"Museum Without Walls.\"

The museum trail identifies\u00a012 sites in and around Davenport relating to settlement, including the Antoine LeClaire House, built in 1855 by one of the founders of Davenport, and\u00a0the\u00a0pier on Arsenal Island for the first railroad bridge to cross the Mississippi River in 1856.

Reporter Alma Gaul details the effort\u00a0here.

Weather

Expect a few passing clouds but plan for a stray thunderstorm just in case.

Traffic

Downtown Davenport construction could hamper riverfront drives while a crash near Coal Valley on I-74 leaves one injured.

Driver injured in I-74 crash near Coal Valley https://t.co/iaU843B1dN #qctraffic pic.twitter.com/ObsOmGrLKa

— Q-C Times traffic (@QCTtraffic) September 19, 2017
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DES MOINES\u00a0\u2014 Hotels and motels have become the latest focal point for Iowa's efforts to curb human trafficking by training workers, managers and patrons on spotting and reporting criminal activities.

Gov. Kim Reynolds used her weekly news conference Tuesday to announce an initiative aimed at fighting the growing number of sex trafficking cases involving hotels and motels.

Iowa's Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery estimates at least half of sex trafficking takes place in hospitality venues, often without the knowledge of management and staff. The network's leader, George Belitsos, said Iowa's group has partnered with Nebraska's Coalition on Human Trafficking to launch the Iowa Hotel/Motel Training Project.

Three trainers from Omaha traveled to Des Moines on Sept. 13 for the first training session. The next will take place Monday in Cedar Rapids with discussions also taking place in the Quad-Cities, Dubuque, Sioux City and Council Bluffs for similar efforts, said Stephen Patrick O'Meara of the Nebraska group.

\"Iowa is not immune from human trafficking as we sit at the crossroads of I-35 and I-80,\" said Reynolds, who noted a trafficking ring recently was broken up in her hometown of Osceola.

\"... That's why I'm grateful to see this private-sector partnership between our state and Nebraska,\" she said. \"I know it will support the good work we're already doing, from the strong laws we have on the books, to the Office to Combat Human Trafficking we established within the Department of Public Safety, to our law enforcement officers participating in training programs.\"

O'Meara, a former prosecutor in Iowa and Nebraska, said research indicates that in any given month, there are 800 to 1,000 \"unique persons at high and moderate risk to be victimized by sex trafficking, and much if not most of sex trafficking is actually carried out in hotels and motels\u00a0\u2014 although I think currently that is often without the awareness of the hotel and motel.\"

He said his group has trained personnel in more than 100 hotels and motels in Nebraska to recognize signs of sex trafficking and to respond promptly by reporting suspicious activities to authorities.

O'Meara said it's in the best interest of owners and managers of hotels and motels to conduct this training because there's a developing legal trend of survivors and lawyers filing lawsuits against hotels and motels claiming reckless disregard for failing to properly oversee activities going on within their facilities.

Johnston Mayor Paula Dierenfeld said her community was the first in Iowa to pass an ordinance regulating massage-related businesses as a way to \"root out\" sex trafficking.

Belitsos said traffickers prey on young people who are habitual runaways or homeless people, although victims often are in their late teens or 20s when they are coerced into criminal activities that include prostitution and drug trafficking under force or threat of violence.

\"It's all driven by money,\" Belitsos said. \"... Today, human trafficking is the fastest-growth crime in the world, and right now, it stands as the third highest-grossing profit.\"

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IOWA CITY\u00a0\u2014 Akrum Wadley\u2019s high-stepping days are history.

As the Iowa football team prepares for Saturday\u2019s 6:30 p.m. Big Ten opener against fourth-ranked Penn State, the Hawkeye senior says he is working on a new game plan for the next time he carries the football into the Kinnick Stadium end zone.

\u201cI\u2019m going to walk over and hand the official the football,\u2019\u2019 Wadley said.

He wishes he would have done that Saturday, when a couple of high steps near the end of what would have been a 74-yard scoring play drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and negated what would have been Iowa\u2019s first touchdown of the day.

Wadley said Tuesday he wasn\u2019t trying to taunt anybody, just simply trying to finish off a big play the same way he has on multiple occasions since high school.

\u201cI was shocked when I found out there was a flag. I didn\u2019t even see it,\u2019\u2019 Wadley said. \u201cI have been doing that for my whole career. I\u2019ve always been doing that.\u2019\u2019

Late in the first quarter of the Hawkeyes\u2019 31-14 win over North Texas, Iowa found itself in a third-and-9 situation at its own 26-yard line when quarterback Nate Stanley hit Wadley with a pass in the right flat.

Wadley turned upfield and quickly found himself running alone, giving him room to take a couple of high steps once he was inside the 10-yard line on his way to the end zone.

The flag flew, the touchdown was called back and the penalty left Wadley with a 68-yard reception and Iowa with the football at the 21.

Wadley didn\u2019t learn about the penalty until he returned to the sideline after the play where coach Kirk Ferentz traded the usually handshakes for an earful of advice.

\u201cCoach stopped me. He\u2019s usually shaking everybody\u2019s hands and he didn\u2019t shake mine,\u2019\u2019 Wadley said. \u201cI was just shocked. They just took the touchdown back? I\u2019ve been doing that for years. I didn\u2019t know they could do that.\u2019\u2019

Wadley didn\u2019t return to the field for the rest of that series or the next one, calling the whole situation unfortunate.

\u201cYou work hard all season and you just want to have fun out there,\u2019\u2019 Wadley said. \u201cIt is what it is. Rules are rules.\u2019\u2019

Wadley found it a little curious that his high stepping drew a penalty while North Texas players weren\u2019t penalized for waving fingers in a quieting motion toward the Iowa crowd after the Mean Green\u2019s first touchdown.

\u201cCall it both ways,\u2019\u2019 Wadley said.

Ferentz counted that among the lessons learned in Saturday\u2019s game, not only for Wadley but for the entire team.

The Iowa coach found himself taking a look at the rule book for a little clarity.

\u201cIt\u2019s pretty clearly stated, but obviously it\u2019s not clearly enforced,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said. \u201cThat\u2019s the issue because I think we\u2019ve seen acts similar to that and I don\u2019t by any means think he was taunting anyone or trying to show anybody up.\u2019\u2019

Ferentz now uses the moment as a teaching opportunity.

\u201cIt is in the rule book that it could be called, so we all learn a lesson, all of us,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said. \u201cI think we\u2019ve learned it\u2019s probably not going to be enforced real consistently, too, so why leave the door open for something to be called against you? We all have to be a little smarter in that regard.\u2019\u2019

Wadley said he won\u2019t let it happen again.

\u201cNot a chance,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cI can still hear coach Brian (Ferentz) in my ear. I was in class, I could hear him. That\u2019s all they\u2019ve been talking about all week, high stepping.\u2019\u2019

Wadley welcomes the opportunity to prove that he has curbed his enthusiasm this week.

After returning to the North Texas game, he exited with an ankle injury after eight carries, something he said happened \u201cwhen a big guy fell on it.\u2019\u2019

The injury was slight and Wadley said he will be more than ready for the first night game of the season and the challenge presented by the defending Big Ten champions.

\u201cI\u2019m ready, feeling good,\u2019\u2019 Wadley said. \u201cI\u2019ll be good to go.\u2019\u2019

With backup James Butler sidelined through mid-October with an elbow injury, Ferentz said Wadley will share the workload with Toren Young and Ivory Kelly-Martin.

\u201cOur plan will be to utilize all three and the good news is that the other two did a good job Saturday,\u2019\u2019 Ferentz said. \u201cIt was a good chance to for them to get their feet wet and do some good things. They\u2019ve got to plan on playing, they are in there now, and we\u2019re going to be better if we can use all three guys.\u2019\u2019

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Athletes of the week

Will DeHaan

School: Central DeWitt

Sport: Cross country

Year: Senior

DeHaan collected two victories in a four-day span. On Friday in the Cascade Invitational at Fillmore Fairways Golf Course, DeHaan won the 5,000-meter run in 17 minutes, 20 seconds\u00a0\u2014 45 seconds clear of the runner-up. Then on Monday at the Solon Invitational, DeHaan finished in 16:17 for a 25-second win over Davenport North's Zach Schocker.

Mikayla DePover

School: Rock Island

Sport: Swimming

Year: Sophomore

DePover won two individual events and was a part of two winning relays Thursday in Rock Island\u2019s 109-73 win over UT in a swimming dual. DePover won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly while also swimming on the winning 200 yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Justin Kuffler

School: Moline

Sport: Soccer

Year: Senior

Kuffler, a defender, scored a hat trick on two headers and one kick in a 3-0 win over United Township last Tuesday. His first goal came at about the five-minute mark of first half, via corner kick that he leaped and headed into the net. The other two came after halftime. The win kept Moline undefeated in Western Big Six play.\u00a0

Teams of the week

Bettendorf girls swimming

Last week: beat Dubuque Senior and won Little Hawk Invitational

After starting the week just inside the state's top 10, Bettendorf vaulted to No. 3 after two dominating performances. The Bulldogs cruised past Dubuque Senior on Thursday, and then won the eight-team Little Hawk Invitational in Iowa City with 468 points\u00a0\u2014 84 more than runner-up Iowa City West. Arianna Ottavianelli accounted for three wins and freshman Sydney Hanson won diving. Bettendorf had a top-three finish in all but two events.

Davenport North football

Last week: defeated Davenport West 25-10

For the first time since 2007, North has two wins in a season. After beating Burlington in Week 2, the Wildcats (2-2) scored the final 25 points of Friday's city rivalry game with West. Akendre Abbey rushed for a career-high 238 yards and three touchdowns. Junior Bryan Verdon booted a 45-yard field goal, and the defense didn't allow a point after the first quarter.\u00a0

Riverdale boys golf

Last week:\u00a0Riverdale, which is 11-0 in duals, won the 17-team Brinkmeier Invitational at its home course, Byron Hills, Saturday. It knocked off second-place Alleman by seven strokes with a 291 total. The Rams' Tyler Bussert took second overall, shooting a 2-under 69. Teammates Anthony Ruthey and Ryan Bussert each shot a 70, also finishing in the top five.

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CAMANCHE, Iowa - Misdemeanor theft charges have been dismissed against Camanche City Councilman Bill Wruck, who was accused of bypassing the water meter at his home last year.

In a motion to dismiss filed Tuesday, County Attorney Mike Wolf wrote that \"additional discovery by the parties\" resulted in the issuance to and payment of civil fines by Wruck\u2019s wife, Bethany, resulting from the use of a sand point well.

Court records show that she was cited Friday for use of water from a sand point well to be used for human consumption and failure to pay the appropriate amount of rent for a public sewer connection.

Bethany Wruck paid more than $1,100 in fines and court costs on the two tickets, according to court records.

Wolf said Tuesday that the case is closed.

Bill Wruck said he was \"happy to be vindicated of all the charges.\"

\"There was no merit to the allegations,\" he said. \"I did not do any of the things I was accused of.\"

The 42-year-old was charged in June with third-degree fraudulent practices, an aggravated misdemeanor, and fifth-degree theft, a simple misdemeanor.

According to court documents, Camanche City Administrator Andrew Kida reported possible water meter tampering to the Clinton County Sheriff\u2019s Office and said the city had looked at previous water records for Wruck's home in the 300 block of 15th Place.

City water records indicated there were six days of zero consumption in June 2016; 22 days of zero consumption in July; 41 days of zero consumption between late August and mid-October; and seven days of zero consumption in November, according to court documents.

Kida estimated that the cost of the water not billed to Wruck was less than $200, according to court documents.

Wruck is a field services technician for Iowa American Water. His duties include reading, testing and installing water meters, according to the court documents.\u00a0

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DES MOINES \u2014 Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Tuesday he has joined a bipartisan group of state attorneys general investigating the manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid drugs as part of a widespread probe into the nation\u2019s opioid epidemic.

The 40 states, plus the District of Columbia, served investigative subpoenas for documents and information, also known as civil investigative demands, on Endo, Janssen, Teva/Cephalon and Allergan, and served a supplemental civil investigative demand on Purdue Pharma, according to Miller\u2019s office.

\u201cThe opioid epidemic is nothing short of a public health crisis that kills dozens of Iowans every year and more than 100 people a day nationwide,\u201d Miller said. \u201cBeyond those numbers, this epidemic profoundly impacts affected patients, their families, our communities, and our health care system. As state attorneys general we can collaboratively use the law to investigate the cause and scope of this problem, and we can work together to help address it.\u201d

The attorneys general previously launched an investigation of Purdue Pharma. Miller\u2019s office announced the multi-state investigation in June, although at the time, he did not name the firm.

The states also are seeking documents and information about distribution practices from three pharmaceutical distribution companies \u2014 AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson \u2014 which together manage about 85 percent of the nation's opioid distribution.

The information that state attorneys general seek will enable the states to investigate and evaluate whether manufacturers and distributors engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing, sale and distribution of opioids, Miller\u2019s office said in a news release.

Nationwide, opioids \u2014 prescription and illicit \u2014 are the main driver of drug overdose deaths. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention\u2019s latest report, opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths across the U.S. in 2015, and opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999.

In Iowa, a state Department of Public Health report issued in March indicated there have been \u201csignificant increases\u201d over the past decade in the number of Iowans identifying heroin and opioids as their drug of choice when they began seeking treatment and in the number of overdose deaths.

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\u00a0The Quad-City International Airport has been awarded nearly $3.3 million in federal funding for an airfield lighting project and the completion of a new master plan.

The funding, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, was announced Tuesday in a joint news release by U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos and U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth.

The three Democrats announced that $2.974 million of the funding will pay for the rehabilitation of the airfield lighting on the airport's Runway 9/27 and Taxiway H.\u00a0

Ken Carley, assistant aviation and operations directors, said the project will replace the airfield lighting with LED lighting. Tri-City Electric, the low bidder, has received the contract.

The additional $320,000 will fund an update to the existing airport master plan, he added.

\u2014\u00a0Jennifer DeWitt

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The driver of a semitractor-trailer involved in a roll-over crash on Interstate 74 near Coal Valley Tuesday was airlifted to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, for treatment of serious injuries.

The name of the driver was not released as of Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened about 1:15 p.m.

Illinois State Police troopers say the semi was westbound on I-74 when the driver crossed on the right shoulder of the westbound lane, hit the guardrail and lost control. The truck rolled onto the driver\u2019s side, according to state troopers.

Rescue units from Coal Valley and Colona responded to the scene.

Eastbound traffic was shut down for a short time for Life Flight to land. Westbound traffic has one lane closed for recovery.

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A Davenport woman accused of striking a Rock Island Arsenal police officer with her car and fleeing police in May was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in prison.

Lateisha Diamond Willett, 24, will serve a year of supervised release once she completes her prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

She pleaded guilty in July in U.S. District Court, Rock Island, to aggravated fleeing and eluding. In exchange for her plea, prosecutors dismissed additional charges of aggravated resisting a peace officer and driving while driver's license suspended or revoked.

According to court documents, Willett struck the officer with her front bumper after a traffic stop near Armstrong Avenue and the Illinois side of the Government Bridge on May 17.

After evading the police, she returned to Arsenal Island before police brought the car to a stop and physically removed the woman from her vehicle, according to court documents.

She continued to resist as officers placed her hands behind her back. One of the officers suffered an abrasion after kneeling on broken glass that was in the street after the window was broken, according to court documents.

Willett was taken to a local hospital for injuries. She later admitted to police that her driver's license was suspended, according to court documents.

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