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As construction continues to slow traffic this summer on North Division Street in Davenport, one business hopes an addition to its property will draw thirsty passersby.

At the northeast corner of West 38th and North Division streets, Family Video introduced a new machine last week that produces purified water and ice, the second one to go up in Iowa.\u00a0

\"It's about as clean as you can get,\" said Oliver Owen, who manages the store and 13 others between Iowa City and Peoria.\u00a0

The system, which is connected to underground utilities, uses a filtration process called reverse osmosis to rid water of sediments and other chemicals before dispensing it.

\"Family

The new machine at Family Video, 3833 N. Division St., Davenport, uses a series of filters and pumps to purify water for customers.\u00a0

Fully loaded, the apparatus holds 100 gallons of water and 2,500 pounds of ice. Customers can purchase 10- and 20-pound bags of ice for $1.25 and $2, respectively.\u00a0

Following last Friday's installation, Owen said his first customer purchased 11 bags of ice for a graduation party.\u00a0

While it automatically bags ice, customers who want to purchase water must bring their own containers. A 20-ounce rinse costs a nickel and a 5-gallon refill costs $1.

The machine takes cash and credit/debit cards for ice but just cash for water.

At the intersection of Kimberly and Division streets on Monday, just north of the store, members of a Valley Construction crew said they noticed the new fixture but have not yet tested it out.

They're waiting until it gets warmer.

\"We'll definitely put it to use,\" said Jason Theill, a supervisor for the Rock Island-based general contractor, who pointed to a 5-gallon jug in the back of his truck.

Other than intermittent bag replacements and annual cleanings, Owen said the operation does not require any human contact.

\"No one's touching it except you,\" he said, closing a bag full of ice with a twist tie.

Equipped with three cameras, Owen can remotely monitor the 16-by-7-foot box, which runs 24 hours a day, on his smartphone.

The real test, he noted, will come next winter if cold temperatures threaten to freeze the machine's water pipes.\u00a0

Randomly, Owen said, they will turn on a blue light atop the structure, alerting people to snag free bags of ice.

In the coming weeks, identical systems will be installed at the Family Video stores in Moline, Muscatine and Clinton.

The Chicagoland-based Highland Ventures Ltd., which owns Family Video, has 750-plus movie rental stores in 19 states.

When it opened 21 years ago this month, the Family Video on North Division Street became the company's 70th store of its kind in the U.S. Owen said $3 rentals and quality customer service keep regulars coming back.

\"We run it like a coffee shop, where everyone knows everyone,\" he said, adding that two of his current employees began working there in the late 1990s. \"There are people who come in and greet us by name before we can greet them by name.\"

Despite the popularity of streaming services, such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, people still \"love\" to come in and talk about movies old and new, Owen said.

\"It's the only place you can really do that anymore,\" he said.

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NWS: Weather summary

\u2022 Good afternoon, Quad-Cities. Here is your National Weather Service forecast.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible after 1 p.m. Skies will be cloudy with a high near 64 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 30 percent with new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a low around 49 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 50 perecent with new precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday there is a chance of showers before 1 p.m. then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1-4 p.m. then a slight chance of shower after 4 p.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a high near 63 degrees. North winds will be around 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Wednesday night is mostly cloudy with a low around 49 degrees. North winds will be 5-10 mph.

Islamic State group claims deadly Manchester concert bombing

\"Britain

Fan leaves the Park Inn hotel in central Manchester, England, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Over a dozen people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) \u2014 The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead.

Teenage screams filled the Manchester Arena just after the explosion Monday night, and members of the audience tumbled over guardrails and each other to escape. Fifty-nine people were injured in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called \"a callous terrorist attack.\"

An 8-year-old girl, Saffie Roussos, was among the 22 killed in the bombing. An ambulance official says 12 children under the age of 16 were among 59 injured in the attack as people left a pop concert.

\"We struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not as a scene to cherish but as an opportunity for carnage,\" she said. Campaigning for Britain's June 8 election was suspended.

Greater Manchester Police said the bomber was killed in the attack. They announced Tuesday that they had arrested a 23-year-old man in the south of the city, in connection with the bombing.

The attack sparked a nightlong search for loved-ones \u2014 parents for the children they had accompanied or had been waiting to pick up, and friends for each other after groups were scattered by the blast. Twitter and Facebook were filled with appeals for the missing.

Some concert-goers said security was haphazard before the show, with some people being searched and others allowed inside unhindered. The bombing took place at the end of the concert when the audience was streaming toward the exits of the Manchester Arena, one of the largest indoor concert venues in the world.

Witnesses said they saw bolts and other bits of metal, indicating the bomb may have contained shrapnel intended to maximize injury and death.

\"There was this massive bang. And then everyone just went really quiet. And that's when the screaming started,\" said 25-year-old Ryan Molloy. \"As we came outside to Victoria Station there were just people all over the floor covered in blood. My partner was helping to try to stem the blood from this one person ... They were pouring blood from their leg. It was just awful.\"

The attack was the deadliest in Britain since four suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on subway trains and a bus in July 2005.

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eaglets banded

\u2022 Researchers placed tracking devices on Arconic's three eaglets this morning in Riverdale. Look for Jennifer DeWitt's story later today at qctimes.com

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bettendorf explorers

\u2022 Circle your calendars. The Bettendorf Police Explorers will be holding a bike sale from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., June 10 at the Bettendorf Police Department back parking lot, 1609 State St. More than 50 bikes will be on sale.

Roger Moore, star of 7 James Bond films, dies at 89

\"Britain

FILE - This is a April 22, 1996 file photo of veteran British actor Roger Moore, poses for a portrait, in the Studio City section of Los Angeles. Roger Moore's family said Tuesday May 23, 2017 that the former James Bond star has died after a short battle with cancer (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello/ File)

LONDON (AP) \u2014 Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland. He was 89.

The British actor died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer, according to a family statement posted on Moore's official Twitter account.

Moore's relaxed style and sense of whimsy, which relied heavily on the arched eyebrow, seemed a commentary on the essential ridiculousness of the Bond films, in which the handsome British secret agent was as adept at mixing martinis, bedding beautiful women and ordering gourmet meals as he was at disposing of super-villains trying to take over the world.

\"To me, the Bond situations are so ridiculous, so outrageous,\" he once said. \"I mean, this man is supposed to be a spy and yet, everybody knows he's a spy. Every bartender in the world offers him martinis that are shaken, not stirred. What kind of serious spy is recognized everywhere he goes? It's outrageous. So you have to treat the humor outrageously as well.\"

While he never eclipsed Sean Connery in the public's eye as the definitive James Bond, Moore did play the role of secret agent 007 in just as many films as Connery did, and he managed to do so while \"finding a joke in every situation,\" according to film critic Rex Reed.

The actor, who came to the role in 1973 after Connery tired of it, had already enjoyed a long career in films and television, albeit with mixed success.

He was remembered warmly by fans of the popular U.S. 1950s-60s TV series \"Maverick\" as Beauregarde Maverick, the English cousin of the Wild West's Maverick brothers, Bret and Bart. He also starred in the 1959 U.S. series \"The Alaskans.\"

In England, he had a long-running TV hit with \"The Saint,\" playing Simon Templar, the enigmatic action hero who helps put wealthy crooks in jail while absconding with their fortunes. By the time the series, which also aired in the United States, ended in 1969, his partnership with its producers had made him a wealthy man.

Born in London, the only child of a policeman, Moore had studied painting before enrolling in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He played a few small roles in theater and films before his mandatory army duty, then moved to Hollywood in the 1950s. He appeared opposite Elizabeth Taylor in 1954's \"The Last Time I Saw Paris\" and with Eleanor Parker in \"Interrupted Melody\" the following year.

In 1970, he became managing director for European production for Faberge's Brut Productions. With the company, he co-starred with Tony Curtis in \"The Persuaders!\" for British television and was involved in producing \"A Touch of Class,\" which won a best-actress Oscar for Glenda Jackson.

Three years later, he made his first Bond film, \"Live and Let Die.\"

He would make six more, \"The Man With the Golden Gun,\" ''The Spy Who Loved Me,\" ''Octopussy,\" ''Moonraker,\" ''For Your Eyes Only and \"A View to a Kill\" over the next 12 years. And while the Bond of the Ian Fleming novels that the films were based on was generally described as being in his 30s, Moore would stay with the role until he was 57.

He continued to work regularly in films after handing over Bond to Timothy Dalton, but never with the same success. His post-Bond films included such forgettable efforts as \"The Quest\" with Jean-Claude Van Damme and \"Spice World\" with the Spice Girls.

In 1991, Moore became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, having been introduced to the role by the late actress Audrey Hepburn. As Hepburn had, he threw much of his energy into the task.

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The Trump administration is asking for a new round of military base closings, but it wouldn't be for another four years, in 2021.

The administration says the move could save the country $2 billion over the next 10 years.

The request comes as the administration seeks an overall increase in defense spending.

The new base closing request would put dozens of bases across the country, including the Rock Island Arsenal, at risk.

The last round was in 2005, when the Arsenal had a net loss of about 1,000 jobs. The island is one of the Quad-Cities' largest employers.

The Obama administration had repeatedly asked for permission to close or restructure bases, but Congress refused to allow it. Military bases are economic drivers in many congressional districts, and the 2005 round was criticized for not making good on promises of cost savings.

The Defense Department, however, has estimated it has about 20 percent excess base capacity, according to the administration. And in budget documents, the Trump administration said, \"by executing BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) in 2021, DOD will have the opportunity to reduce unnecessary infrastructure and align its facilities with the force structure determined by the National Defense Strategy.\"

It said savings from the closings and restructurings would be put back into the defense budget.

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Brian Walthart has been hired as principal at Paul Norton Elementary School in Bettendorf for the 2017-18 school year.

Walthart currently is a middle school assistant principal/athletic director and a district administrator in the Muscatine Community School District. He has served as principal at Washington Elementary School in Muscatine from 2010-16. From 2005-10, he worked in the Iowa City Community School District in positions as assistant principal, math area resources specialist and a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher.

Walthart has experience implementing the Positive Behavior Supports and the Data Teams process. He also has a master of arts degree in educational administration from the University of Iowa.

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Volunteers are needed to help place and remove flags at the Rock Island National Cemetery for Memorial Day events.

Placement of American flags at the headstones at the cemetery will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, however, flag placement will be at 4 p.m. Friday. Rock Island Arsenal officials ask that volunteers arrive early, because interest in volunteering will result in high traffic into the cemetery.

All volunteers need to show up inside the cemetery to receive flags and instructions. The public must enter the Arsenal through the Moline gate. Hot dogs will be served to participants and volunteers at the conclusion of flag placement.

Work to remove the flags begins at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, weather permitting.

For more information, call 309-782-2094.

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For most of her adult life, Missy Carter did what was expected.

She went to college and got \u201cbig girl jobs\u201d in private security and real estate.

In the back of her mind, Carter knew she wanted something more.\u00a0

She didn\u2019t realize what that was until 2010, when her mother died.

Growing up in rural Scott County, Carter, now 45, would often sit on the kitchen floor while her mom, who owned 3,000 cookbooks and was named Scott County Lard Queen in 1979, made dinner. She would ask questions and make mental notes about each step.\u00a0

\u201cMy whole life, I watched her cook,\u201d Carter said. \u201cWhen she died, it gave me perspective on how short life is. I thought I should probably do what I wanted to do rather than what I thought was supposed to do.\u201d

As it turns out, she wanted to open a food truck offering tastes learned from her mom.

\u201cWe were always reading cooking magazines and watching cooking shows,\u201d she said. \u201cI\u2019m not classically trained, but as far as comfort food goes, I learned from the best there is.\u201d

Last year, as the food truck movement picked up in the Quad-Cities, Carter decided it was time.

\u201cI was watching other people do it,\u201d she said. \u201cI thought, \u2018Why not me?\u2019\u201d

In October, she traveled to Alabama \u2014\u00a0to avoid \u201ccrazy high\u201d prices in Chicago where food trucks go for $10,000 to $60,000 \u2014\u00a0and bought a 1986 Chevy truck with\u00a0more than\u00a0400,000 miles on it. She officially opened Nombo\u2019s Grub Truck on March 4 and has been steadily serving comfort foods \u2014\u00a0including a variety of macaroni and cheese dishes, tacos, tamales and desserts such as strawberry shortbread donuts \u2014\u00a0since.

\u201cNow it\u2019s my full-time job,\u201d Carter, who has six children and three grandchildren, said. \u201cSometimes I\u2019m more tired that I\u2019ve ever been in my life, but I get to say I do what I love. No matter what happens, I can say I tried.\u201d

More organized

Carter picked a good time to go after her dream.

Nombo\u2019s joined the area\u2019s on-wheels food scene about the same time\u00a0 Davenport\u2019s food truck ordinance passed, a step other vendors had wanted for years.

Things are certainly more organized this season than ever, according to Chad Cushman, aka The Crepe Guy, who put together the Quad-City Independent Food Truck Alliance, which\u00a0has 8-10 members.

Food Truck Tuesdays and Thursdays are becoming routine at Bechtel Park in Davenport, one of the zones the city approved for food vendors and more and more festivals and events, including the Freight House Farmers Market, are inviting food trucks to participate, Cushman said.

\u201cWe\u2019ve come a long way and we\u2019ve grown,\u201d he said. \u201cWe\u2019ve been flooded with phone calls and emails about getting food trucks at different events, so it proves people know we\u2019re out there.\u201d

Cushman said he and city officials have received some backlash about the rules and costs associated with the ordinance. Vendors who want to operate on the street must pay $550 for an annual permit on top of a $55 business license. To operate on private property, the property owner is required to fill out a special occurrence permit and pay a $100 fee.

\u201cI think it\u2019s very fair,\u201d Cushman said. \u201cEverything comes at a price. That\u2019s a lot less than what you\u2019d pay as a brick and mortar store.\u201d

Carter says being part of the alliance, or \u201cbrotherhood\u201d as Cushman calls it, has helped her fight the food truck \u201clearning curve.\u201d

\u201cIt\u2019s all so new, so we all have questions,\u201d she said. \u201cIt helps when we\u2019re all working out the kinks together and learning this as we go. We lift each other up and cover for each other.\u201d

Food that's not the norm\u00a0

Cushman said more food trucks will likely \u201cpop up out of the woodwork.\u201d

For example, Michelle Allers recently closed her Eldridge ice cream shop, called Smilee\u2019s, and replaced it with a food truck version.

\u201cA lot of people are interested and intrigued by the food trucks; it\u2019s a big fad right now,\u201d Michelle Allers, the shop\u2019s owner, said. \u201cIt gives you the opportunity to be out there and go to different events.\u201d

Other new vendors include\u00a0Taste of Brasil,\u00a0Dead Man\u2019s BBQ\u00a0and\u00a0Meatheads Cookout, which is an on-wheels arm of Meatheads Meat Market.

\u201cI think the food trucks are going to set the new food bar here,\u201d Cushman, who hopes to open his own food truck in June, said. \u201cThat\u2019s where you\u2019re going to find the eclectic food and something new that\u2019s not the norm.\u201d

That seems to be the case for Nombo\u2019s.

The California-style food truck has an open top with a screened skylight and a TV on the side, where customers can watch a ball game or retro movies while waiting.

Nombo's\u201cwhimsical\u201d exterior matches its rotating menu of comfort food, which she prepares inside the truck.

\u201cIt comes to me day to day,\u201d she said. \u201cI make what I\u2019m used to making and what I like. It\u2019s ever-evolving.\u201d

On a recent day, she exclusively served different types of macaroni and cheese. Some were infused with pepperonis, others with barbecue or bacon or pepper jack cheese.

\u201cComfort food is an art that has been lost and keeping that alive has been my goal,\u201d she said. \u201cI want it to be a treat and something you wouldn\u2019t necessarily make at home.\u201d

So far, she\u2019s received plenty of positive reviews. But some comments mean more than others.

\"People tell me it's like their mom used to make and that just makes me feel good,\" Carter said. \u201cI think my mom would\u2019ve thought it was crazy at first. I know in my heart she would be just as happy as I am.\"\u00a0

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In December 2016, Doug Lambert\u2019s uncle, Theodore \"Ted\" Bowman, died in Billings, Montana, at the age of 96. While cleaning out his house, Lambert found a case with a dozen older-style 8 MM films and an old Bell & Howell movie projector.

Bowman made the two films during his years in the printing room at The Democrat, a predecessor of the Quad-City Times. The Quad-City Times had the two 8mm films digitized in order to share them with our readers.

Ted Bowman started delivering newspapers in the 1930s and moved into the printing room after graduating from Davenport High School in 1938.

In the mid-1950s, Ted moved to Billings, Montana, to work at The Gazette, which is also owned by Lee Enterprises. He retired in 1982 after spending his entire working career in the newspaper business.

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Following last month\u2019s announcement that River Roots Live will not return for its 13th year this August, the Downtown Davenport Partnership has fielded questions about the outdoor festival's replacement, Alternating Currents.\u00a0

\u201cEveryone knew about River Roots Live,\u201d Kyle Carter, executive director of the Downtown Davenport Partnership, said. \u201cIt\u2019s fine to mourn a fest we all loved, but we hope people will have an open mind to this new model and doubts will go away.\u201d

One step in quenching doubts? Tapping Ben Folds as the headliner of Alternating Currents.

\u201cWe felt Ben Folds was one of those rare acts that crosses a huge spectrum of audiences,\u201d Carter said. \u201cIt\u2019s hard to find an act that has that much universal appeal.\u201d

The singer-songwriter known for hits such as \u201cThe Luckiest\" and \u201cStill Fighting It,\u201d along with opener Julien Baker, a standout at the inaugural GAS Feed & Seed Festival in February, will perform Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Adler Theatre, Davenport. Tickets range from\u00a0$29 to $79.

According to Carter, Ben Folds sets the tone for the new multi-venue festival, which is modeled after South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

\u201cWe want to be credible,\u201d Carter said. \u201cWe want to come out of the gate the first year and have an act that says we care about the artistic credibility of this festival. We want to say we\u2019re serious about bringing top talent to this area.\u201d

The risk of\u00a0Roots

In short, putting River Roots Live on in LeClaire Park, Davenport, was getting too expensive.

\u201cWith the park\u2019s bandshell, we had to build a lot of\u00a0the infrastructure and production value,\u201d said Jason Gilliland, director of events at the partnership.\u00a0\u201cOur margins are so slim with everything that you get even the threat of weather and 1,000 people don\u2019t come that would\u2019ve come, that makes a difference.\u201d

Between\u00a025,000 and 30,000 attended River Roots Live in previous years. In 2016, with headliners such as O.A.R. and Booker T. Jones, tickets were $25 per day.

\u201cThe cold hard truth is that it\u2019s a very risky financial model to have festivals of that scale in the park at the price point we were at,\u201d Carter said. \u201cThis fest is a third of the budget of River Roots.\u201d

Along with less risk involved, there is \u201cpotentially more benefit to the downtown,\u201d with the new model, where concerts, comedy and film screenings will be held at a dozen indoor and outdoor venues on Aug. 26-27. The Chalk Art Fest, sponsored by Quad-City Arts, and the OMG Becky Fest, an outdoor arts and craft festival sponsored by Crafted QC, are set for the same weekend.

\u201cThis is more aligned with our mission of representing the businesses and property owners in the downtown,\u201d Carter said. \u201cWe keep calling it in the office the choose your own adventure festival, because there\u2019s so much diversity to this thing.\u201d

For the rest of the fest, a $15 weekend pass will get you into shows at Daytrotter, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel and Redstone Room on Friday and Saturday. Carter said 1,000 weekend passes will be available.\u00a0

\u201cWe\u2019re really trying to make this affordable,\u201d Gilliland said. \u201cYou could spend nothing. Or you could experience all of it for $50.\u201d

Next level

Carter and Gilliland see Alternating Currents as an annual celebration of the Quad-City's growing music scene.

\u201cThis is a product of the music scene we have,\u201d Gilliland said. \u201cIf we didn\u2019t have the venues we have, we couldn\u2019t do this.\u201d

The fest is also something of a stepping stone to the \u201cnext level,\u201d he said.

\u201cThere\u2019s still people who don\u2019t know that these music venues exist and we want to shine a spotlight on it,\u201d he said. \u201cIf it\u2019s a slow start, it\u2019s just going to get better.\u201d

The rest of the lineup, to be announced in the coming months, is being put together by area promoters and booking agents.

\u201cI want downtown to feel like it\u2019s just happening,\u201d Carter said. \u201cAny way you turn, you\u2019re going to find something that\u2019s interesting and out of the ordinary. That\u2019s the whole point of this is to get people downtown and experience what is here on a routine basis.\"\u00a0

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1. A chance of showers, flood watch

\"052217-STANDALONE-FISHING-015\"

James Kenobe of Davenport tosses a net into the Mississippi River in search of smaller fish to be used as bait at the old Rhythm City Casino site in Davenport on Monday, May 22, 2017.

A good Tuesday to all. The Quad-Cities is under a flood watch as the Mississippi River is expected to inch back to flood stage later this week. As for today? Here are the weather details from the National Weather Service.

Today there's a\u00a0 chance of showers until 2 p.m. then showers likely after 2 p.m. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent with new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible with higher amounts in thunderstorms. Skies will be cloudy with a high near 65 degrees.

Tuesday night brings a 50 percent chance of showers with new precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a low around 51 degrees.

Wednesday will see a 40 percent chance of showers. Skies will be cloudy and breezy with a high near 64 degrees.

A flood watch continues for the Mississippi River at Lock & Dam 15 in the Quad-Cities until further notice. The Mississippi is presently sitting at 12.4 feet. Flood stage is 15 feet. The Mississippi, based on routed flow from upstream in combination with forecasted rainfall, is expected to rise to 15.3 feet Monday night. Stay tuned.

\u2022 Area river levels

\u2022 7 day forecast

\u2022 Keep an eye on Q-C traffic

2. Apparent suicide bomber kills 22 at concert in England

\"Manchester

Fan leaves the Park Inn hotel in central Manchester, England, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Over a dozen people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

An apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, as it ended Monday night, killing 22 people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers, some still wearing the star's trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons as they fled.

Teenage screams filled the arena just after the explosion, which also killed the attacker and injured dozens. Read more.

3. Former Muscatine mayor's court appeal delayed

\"Broderson

Muscatine Mayor Diana Broderson walks out of council chambers after the Muscatine City Council votes unanimously to remove her as mayor.

Former Muscatine mayor Diana Broderson's court appeal has been delayed because she did not properly serve the appeal paperwork to city officials. Read more.

4. Campbell willing to think outside the box to turn around ISU

\"052217-ISU-TAILGATE-TOUR-012\"

Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell signs a cast for a fan at the Cyclone Tailgate Tour Quad-Cities stop at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf on Monday.

Drastic turnarounds call for drastic measures. When you\u2019re the second-year head coach of a football program that has won 11 games the past four years, you need to think outside the box. When the previous six head coaches all departed the program with losing records, no idea is too crazy. When it has been five years since the last bowl game and 17 years since the last winning record in conference play, no stone can be left unturned.

Matt Campbell certainly doesn\u2019t plan to leave any unturned in his quest to resuscitate the Iowa State football program. He proved that when he took a guy who started more than half the games at quarterback over the previous two seasons and moved him to linebacker. Read more.

5. 'Use it or lose it' on Arsenal Island

\"Arsenal

With Rock Island Arsenal buildings in the background, a golfer heads toward the clubhouse Monday at the Arsenal Island Golf Course.

You get the feeling that if his 80-year-old body would allow it, Charlie Coleman would be out at Arsenal Island Golf Course almost every day every week. But it breaks Coleman\u2019s heart to think that the course, which will celebrate its 120th birthday this summer, may soon no longer be a part of the local golf landscape.

If the Arsenal course doesn\u2019t begin\u00a0to be\u00a0used a little more often than it is right now, it\u2019s possible the U.S. Army might opt to close it down, possibly leasing it to be run by an independent contractor or possibly utilizing the land it occupies for some other purpose.

Arsenal golf pro Todd Fowler admitted that the course is nearing what he describes as a \u201cuse it or lose it\" situation. Read more.

6. Rock Island council OKs partnership to manage Hauberg mansion

\"Hauberg

The Tulip Fountain outside the Hauberg Civic Center in Rock Island is flowing again, and painting has begun on the mansion's exterior.\u00a0

The Rock Island City Council on Monday approved a partnership between the non-profit Friends of Hauberg Civic Center organization and the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department to operate the historic mansion.

The council unanimously approved the measure that pleased both parks director John Gripp and Deb Kuntzi, of Rock Island, president of the Friends group. Read more.

6 plus 1. Headliner Ben Folds sets tone for new fest Alternating Currents

\"Alternating

Alternating Currents, a two-day festival modeled after South by Southwest, is set for Aug. 25-26 in downtown Davenport, replacing River Roots Live.

Following last month\u2019s announcement that River Roots Live will not return for its 13th year this August, the Downtown Davenport Partnership has fielded questions about the outdoor festival's replacement, Alternating Currents.\u00a0

\u201cEveryone knew about River Roots Live,\u201d Kyle Carter, executive director of the Downtown Davenport Partnership, said. \u201cIt\u2019s fine to mourn a fest we all loved, but we hope people will have an open mind to this new model and doubts will go away.\u201d

That new model? Tapping Ben Folds as the headliner of Alternating Currents, a celebration of the Quad-City's growing music scene. Check out qctimes.com later this morning for details.

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Milestones Area Agency on Aging will distribute vouchers to qualified applicants starting June 1 to low- and moderate-income seniors for use at local farmers markets.

Recipients are awarded 10 $3 checks valued at $30. The checks can be used June through October for fresh, unprepared, locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey at participating farmers market vendors. Checks cannot be used for baked goods, eggs, jelly or meat.

Checks can be picked up starting June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday throughout June at the Milestones\u2019 office, 935 E. 53rd St., Davenport. Distribution also will be available at all senior nutrition centers and some senior housing locations.

Qualified applicants must live in Iowa and be age 60 or older on the date of application. Milestones is the distribution agency for seniors living in Clinton, Henry, Louisa, Muscatine and Scott counties. Disabled individuals younger than 60 are not eligible through this program.

Annual income requirements are $22,311 or less for a single person and $30,044 or less for a married couple. Both husbands and wives may receive checks. Recipients must sign a statement of eligibility that includes their name, address, phone number and the last four digits of their Social Security numbers.

For more information, call Milestones at 1-855-410-6222 or visit www.milestonesaaa.org.

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Scott Community College, one of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges,\u00a0 will host an open house at its West Davenport Centerfrom 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 2. The center is at 2950 N. Fairmount St., next to the Davenport Public Library Fairmount branch. For more information, contact Bridget Johnson Frisk at 563-326-5319 or email bfrisk@eicc.edu.

Visitors can learn about the center\u2019s services:

\u2022 Adult basic education

\u2022 High school equivalency

\u2022 English as a second language

\u2022 Continuing education classes (including cooking classes in the kitchen lab)

College representatives will be available to discuss opportunities in tutoring, college classes, and support for veterans and current military. High-school equivalency graduates can pick up their caps and gowns.

Also, many community organizations will be represented.

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The Humane Society of Scott County\u00a0presents the first Doggie Dash at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 4, at Credit Island Park, 2200 W. River Drive, Davenport. Participants can register at http://getmeregistered.com/HSSCDoggieDash or mail the entry form to the shelter or stop in at 2802 W. Central Park, Davenport. Cost is $30 before May 31 and $35 after that.

Medals will be awarded for first, second and third place for both male and female participants. For more information, visit www.hssc.us or email hssciaevents@gmail.com.

The shelter is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.\u00a0 Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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