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United Neighbors Inc. will file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development after the city of Davenport voted to reallocate HUD Community Development Block Grant funds to other agencies.

The Davenport City Council unanimously approved recommendations from the Citizens Advisory Committee about allocations of CBDG funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. The recommendation included moving almost $79,000 initially earmarked for United Neighbors.

Community Planning and Economic Development Director Bruce Berger told the Council that United Neighbors will not receive funding because it did not submit city-requested documentation by June 1.

Following the Council's decision, Frank Berka, president of the United Neighbors Board of Directors, denounced the city's decision and refuted Berger's claim, citing multiple letters he sent to Berger and the City Council that went unanswered.

\"The actual issue was they were requesting documents they were not entitled to under state or federal law and was a violation of the guidelines for distribution of those funds,\" Berka said. \"What is going to happen now is we are filing a complaint with HUD. We have serious doubts about the city's ability to follow rules as we saw with Timothy's House of Hope and the approving Year 42 funds.\"

Berka's reference to Timothy's House Hope was in regard to the city changing its position on issuing a cease-and-desist order to the ministry of Compassion Church after finding that the nonprofit was operating legally according to zoning regulation.

The reference to Year 42 funds was Berka's opinion that the committee had violated open meetings law when it discussed and approved closing out last year's CDBG fund allocations during its June meeting despite it not appearing on the agenda.

United Neighbors has been under heavy scrutiny since October 2016 after the Iowa Finance Authority suspended payments for the agency's rental assistance program.

With all the agency's troubles, it was unable to submit all of the documentation in its January application for CDBG funds until an audit was completed.

The committee provisionally approved $60,000 for United Neighbors DREAM Homebuyers Program and $19,000 for its Summer Parks program, but at its June meeting, reallocated those funds to the city's housing funds and other youth-based programs.

In his letters to Berger and the City Council, Berka said the city requested information the agency was not required to provide and had cited noncompliance of other federal grants related to its rental assistance program, which remains under appeal with the Iowa Finance Authority, in its decision-making.

Berka said under the Code of Federal Regulations requirements, an audit was not required and agencies of United Neighbors size were exempt.

During last week's committee-of-the-whole meeting, Executive Director Evelyn Nelson asked the Council to approve the initial award or table a decision until further discussion could be held.

Despite Alderwoman Maria Dickmann, 2nd Ward, asking CPED to work with United Neighbors on a solution, no such meeting or any communication took place between the city and the organization or its legal counsel.

Prior to speaking at the meeting, Nelson said the city had not responded to the agency and its legal counsel's requests to discuss its concerns.

While the Council voted to reallocate the funds to other agencies, Alderman Ray Ambrose, 4th Ward, said he appreciated the hard work the organization performs.

\"We all appreciate the 50 years of community involvement United Neighbors has and we're going to work closely that it continues for another 50 years,\" Ambrose said.

While the loss of funding will be a hit to United Neighbors, it will receive some funding for its housing counseling because HUD directly awarded it a grant for $19,000 a few weeks ago.

\"The city had the knowledge that none of the funds were misspent,\" Berka said. \"Any concerns they had were misguided. If HUD trusts the agency to give it funds, certainly the city should, since it is passing through HUD funds.\"

Prior to Wednesday's discussion, Mayor Frank Klipsch said he attended United Neighbors' Summer Parks program Tuesday and said, \"It's so exciting to see a group of young kids who see hope and joy and smiles.\"

Now that the city has made its decision, it left Berka asking what that means for those children.

\"This is not only a hit for United Neighbors, but a hit for kids in the community,\" Berka said.

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As Marriott \"turned the key\" Wednesday allowing reservations for the new The Current Iowa hotel, the first guest booked a room for the same night.

\"We're open for business,\" developer Amrit Gill said after he and his wife Amy snipped the ceremonial ribbon Wednesday on Restoration St. Louis' latest downtown Davenport project.

\"This hotel is unique. It's unique in the entire country,\" he said, adding \"It's the only operating hotel in a Daniel Burnham building and it's in the Quad-Cities.\"

Located in the former Putnam Building, the longtime office building was the work of the late Burnham, the iconic architect credited with pioneering the skyscraper. The 1910-circa Putnam was his last building. Now as part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, the $33 million Current boasts 78 hotel rooms and 14 luxury apartments (10 of which have been leased).

The Gills, whose first Davenport project was Hotel Blackhawk, gave a shout-out to the contractor Russell and banker Triumph Community Bank as well as the city, their own corporate staff, new hotel staff and their four children, ages 13-22, who all helped their vision be realized.

The Current is part of their $62 million City Square project, which also includes the nearby Parker Building, which has been renovated into Class A office space.

About 200 people packed The Current's lobby and its Viva restaurant, where they got their first glimpses of the hotel dedicated to Midwest artists. \"We have over 500 pieces of art from artists well-known and unknown,\" Amrit Gill said.

The celebration drew city leaders and staff, chamber officials and ambassadors, community and business leaders as well as citizens interested in touring the new hotel.

\"This is truly spectacular,\" said Kyle Carter, executive director of the Downtown Davenport Partnership, an initiative of the Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce. \"The Current is going to help the Quad-Cities, it's certainly going to help downtown Davenport. Having a hotel of this caliber\u00a0\u2014 on top of the Hotel Blackhawk\u00a0\u2014 certainly raises the bar.\"

Carter said the new hotel and City Square brings the total new development and investment in downtown to nearly $460 million since 2000.

Calling The Current \"a grand slam in the World Series,\" Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch said, \"Restoration St. Louis and Amy and Amrit Gill have been involved in transforming our downtown. We are so happy they are here.\"

With other projects in the works in downtown and nearby, he said the downtown's momentum is continuing. \"Vision without action is just daydreaming. (The Gills) have brought vision to life.\"\u00a0

Amrit Gill reminded the well-wishers that their journey in Davenport began 10 years ago when \"the city council and mayor (Bill Gluba) recruited us to help redevelop downtown.\" With two hotels, an office building and three loft housing renovations now complete, he estimated Restoration St. Louis has been responsible for nearly 40 percent of the new development.

During the event, visitors toured two guests rooms, the meeting space and other amenities as well as Up, the hotel's rooftop bar and restaurant, where construction workers still were installing temporary walls on the outdoor patio. New glass walls are expected to be installed next week, Amrit Gill said. But the all-glass restaurant, with the same breath-taking views as the patio, will be serving breakfast today both for hotel guests and the public. Visitors sampled food from The Current's other restaurant Viva, located on the ground floor at Second and Main streets.

Kristin Glass, the chamber's interim CEO, said The Current supports the community's Q2030 campaign to create a Quad-Cities that is cool, creative and connected. \"We have to have properties like this to attract and retain talent,\" she said.

After a tour in which she went \"all the way up and down\" to the pool and fitness center, Deb Powers, CEO of the nearby River Music Experience, or RME, said \"It's amazing ... It's exactly what the Quad-Cities needs.\"

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One down, two to go.

The process is far from complete, but the rezoning of 17.88 acres for a proposed Costco Wholesale location in northeast Davenport is coming closer to fruition after the Davenport City Council unanimously approved the first consideration of an ordinance Wednesday.

Costco has requested the rezoning of site on East 53rd Street, north of Fairhaven Road, so its can build a 156,170-square-foot building and fuel station.

Last month, Costco moved its proposal forward to the City Council after the Davenport Plan and Zoning Commission issued a recommendation for rezoning.

During last week's committee-of-the-whole meeting, residents close to the proposed development raised concerns similar to those voiced since the first neighborhood meeting in April.

Wednesday's council meeting was no different as 6th Ward resident Jerry Ludden spoke out in opposition of the development.

Ludden, who has spoken out at other meetings, said he was not opposed to economic development, but had major concerns about the warehouse store's location on 53rd Street, which was bound to create more traffic problems on an already busy thoroughfare.

\"Those access points off 53rd are going to create major problems for our neighborhood,\" Ludden said.

While the traffic study provided to city showed minor effects, Ludden, a 30-year veteran of the bar and restaurant industry, pointed out that it was completed in February, which was not representative of peak period.

\"It was always our slowest month and it is for retail,\" Ludden said.

Ludden also questioned whether the detention pond Costco is required to build is large enough to prevent runoff during storms.

Noting that the neighborhood did not have storm sewers, Ludden said that the streets and culverts could not handle more impact.

With Costco planning to bring in around 15 semi-trailers per day, Ludden said noise pollution was also a concern that had popped up for residents.

Alderwoman Maria Dickmann, 2nd Ward, asked that staff continue to work with residents about their concerns, but noted that the process was still weeks away from any formal decision is made.

\"This is the first consideration so there's four more weeks if I'm counting correctly before this is passed,\" Dickmann said. \"I'd definitely encourage staff to continue talking to the neighborhood and addressing the concerns about noise and traffic.\"

The Davenport City Council will hold an official public hearing for rezoning the process at its Aug. 2 committee-of-the-whole meeting before discussing the second consideration of the ordinance.

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Ernst against Trump

\"Ernst

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks during a news conference before her annual fund raising ride, Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

\"Americans who are qualified and can meet the standards to serve in the military should be afforded that opportunity,\" Sen. Joni Ernst said in a statement\u00a0opposing President Trump's ban\u00a0on allowing transgender people to serve in the military. Her fellow Iowa Republican, Sen. Chuck Grassley, said that while he had \"respect for what she has to say,\" he would have to study the issue further.

A great weekend for music

More than a dozen bands are gearing up to play this weekend's\u00a0Street Fest in downtown Davenport. Reporter Amanda Hancock takes you behind the scenes as local musicians prepare for their biggest stage.

Clearing out the riverfront

\"Rhythm

Looking down on the Rhythm City barge and porte cochere on the Davenport riverfront.

Demolition of the Rhythm City Casino porte cochere\u00a0will be under way soon\u00a0after a missing signature\u00a0caused a slight delay. The scrapping\u00a0signifies the first movement to remove remaining obstructions from the Davenport riverfront. Meanwhile movement of the barge itself, where the casino was housed before moving inland, is still up in the air as Mississippi River levels rise.

Weather

An evening of showers and potential thunderstorms makes this a good night to stay inside.

Traffic

Brady Street is ready for the big race.

Brady Street ready for the QCT Bix 7 https://t.co/GaRHdTfFLu #qctraffic pic.twitter.com/iA4trMNb6U

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Blue Grass Savings Bank has taken its first step outside of the Blue Grass city limits by opening a full-service branch on West Locust Street in Davenport.

It is the first branch the full-service bank has had since it opened for business in 1901, and is designed to serve the bank's Davenport customers.

Bank President and CEO Wayne Beck said that Blue Grass Savings Bank purchased the building at 2722 W. Locust St. that once was home to First Midwest Bank.

Beck said the company chose to open a branch in west Davenport because \u201cthat\u2019s where our current customers are. West Davenport also is underbanked.

\u201cA lot of our customers who live in west Davenport and drove out to Blue Grass to do their banking,\u201d he said. \u201cWe\u2019re bringing the bank closer to them.\u201d

That bank has seen steady yet prudent growth during Beck\u2019s tenure. He became the company's eighth president and CEO of the bank in 2010.

\u201cWhen I came to the bank it was a pretty good size but we were lacking for loans,\u201d Beck said. \u201cI hired another seasoned lender, Jim LeGare (vice president and senior loan officer). He came in March of 2011. When we started growing the loan portfolio we were 40 percent loaned up. We\u2019ve got up to 60 percent now so we\u2019ve done well there.\u201d

The banks loans went from $42 million when Beck came on board, to $96 million this year. Of those loans, more than $27 million are to people and businesses with a Davenport address. Those demographics also account for more than $33 million in deposits.

\u201cI\u2019ve hired three other loan officers,\u201d Beck said.

Beck said that the bank\u2019s majority owners, Elton and Marilyn Farley, have cultivated deposits from Davenport\u2019s west side for years and years.

\u201cWe\u2019ve done very well with the west side of Davenport,\u201d he said. \u201cLocating a branch on the west side was an easy choice for us. That\u2019s where our current customers are and we hope to continue to grow.\u201d

The building was purchased June 1 and opened for business as Blue Grass Savings Bank on June 19.

The building and site was just about perfect, Beck said.

\u201cIt already had a drive-up window,\u201d he said. \u201cWe did some initial improvements and put our own ATM machine in there.\u201d

But there is more work to be done. The bank is putting in a new 1,200 square-foot addition on the west side of the building that will include better parking for cars and a front door into which customers can walk. Currently the main entrance is on the north side of the building.

Beck said the goal is to make it more convenient and safer for bank customers.\u00a0

The construction should be completed in November, and the bank will remain open during the remodeling. \u00a0

\u201cCustomer service is what we sell and our employees are what make this bank,\" Beck said. \"They provide the friendly customer service that makes people enjoy coming into the bank, especially here in Blue Grass.\u201d

Experienced bankers and tellers from the main bank in Blue Grass have been moved to the new branch to ensure customers get the same level of service they expect, Beck added.

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Bandits, L'Kings opener PPD: Wednesday's series opener between the Quad-Cities River Bandits and Clinton LumberKings was postponed because of rain in Clinton.

The tarp came on at Ashford University Field, which was flooded Friday and took several days to drain, minutes before the start of Wednesday's game and was eventually postponed.

The teams will meet today for a doubleheader with the pair of seven-inning games set to begin at 5 p.m. The second game will begin approximately 30 minutes after the first game ends.

Carson LaRue was set to start for the River Bandits in Wednesday's series opener against Clinton's Ljay Newsome before the game was called.

\u2014 Staff report

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Jack Dunn was at Bradley University's soccer camp this week when he received the news from his college coach.\u00a0

Dunn, who completed a standout career at Bettendorf this spring, was named a first team all-American by the publication Top Drawer Soccer.

\"Really cool,\" Dunn said. \"To get recognition after high school has ended is a good way to remember what my team was able to accomplish this past season.\"

Dunn was selected as Iowa's Gatorade Player of the Year and all-region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in the last couple of months.

Dunn, a center fullback, was one of just two defenders and 12 players selected to the top team by Top Drawer.\u00a0

An all-tournament selection at the Class 3A state tournament, Dunn admitted all the accolades were a bit overwhelming at first.

\"My parents raised me right and I knew how to handle it,\" Dunn said. \"I'm really proud, but I also know at the same time who helped me get there.\"

An all-stater each of the past two seasons, Dunn led a Bettendorf defense that registered 15 shutouts and finished third at the state tournament.

In fact, Dunn was just one of two players chosen from the Midwest. The other was Ed Gordon of Creighton Prep in Omaha.

Teams were chosen by Top Drawer Soccer along with consultation with coaches and media members across the country.

Dunn moves in at Bradley on Aug. 4 with preseason practice starting soon after.\u00a0

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CEDAR RAPIDS \u2014 For many candidates, \u201cGOTV\u201d means \u201cget on TV\u201d instead of \u201cget out the vote.\u201d

Independent candidate for governor Brent Roske will get on television in a big way Sunday \u2014 not with a campaign appearance, but as Captain Jack Morgan in \u201c5-Headed Shark Attack\u201d on the first night of Syfy\u2019s Sharknado Week.

Roske served as the first assistant director for the film as well as appearing as Morgan, the leader of a manatee-watching tourist ship.

The movie, filmed in Puerto Rico, \u201cdoesn\u2019t deal with much else other than people getting eaten by a crazy shark, which I guess could have been used to illustrate the need for single-payer health coverage,\u201d he said.

Roske, 42, has worked in politics and entertainment for years, including a decade as a creative director at NBC-Universal. More recently, he was nominated for an Emmy for his series \u201cRoske on Politics.\u201d His interviews with all of the major 2016 presidential candidates aired on a Des Moines TV station.

Roske also wrote and directed a scripted drama about the caucus process, \u201cCourting Des Moines.\u201d It\u2019s a sequel to his 2012 web series, \u201cChasing the Hill,\u201d which chronicled a fictional California congressional campaign. In the sequel, U.S. Rep. Samantha Clemons, played by \u201cThe West Wing\u201d actress Melissa Fitzgerald, heads to Iowa to compete in the first-in-the-nation caucuses.

Roske also has run for Congress \u2014 unsuccessfully \u2014 in California. Now, he has set his sights on the Iowa Statehouse, although, he conceded, his background is not typical for a gubernatorial candidate.

\u201cI\u2019ve had success in the entertainment industry, and I don\u2019t see any reason to run from it,\u201d Roske said. \u201cSadly, most of the news from Washington these days feels more like a soap opera than running a country.\u201d

Roske said he is not beholden to special interests, \u201cwhich is why I have the guts to say that as governor I won\u2019t sign any bill into law until we can provide clean drinking water to every Iowan.\u201d

Roske thinks that like craft beer and motorcycles, medical and recreational marijuana should be expressions of the freedoms Americans enjoy.

In a two-party system, independent candidates have not enjoyed much success, but \u201cafter the last Iowa legislative session, I think we have to stop business as usual,\u201d Roske said.

\u201cI don\u2019t think spending millions of dollars on a political campaign is something to be proud of,\u201d he said of news that Democrat Fred Hubbell had raised $1 million a week after entering the race for governor.

\u201cWe have to stop looking at big spenders as \u2018real campaigns,\u2019\u201d he said. \u201cThe traditionally high cost of running a campaign for either state or federal office is why we live in an oligarchy and why the rich reap more rewards from our government. We need to level the playing field, which means reasonably priced campaigns and providing single-payer health insurance for all Americans, as an example.\u201d

Roske is planning to campaign around Iowa, showing \u201cCourting Des Moines\u201d followed by a question-and-answer session.

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DES MOINES \u2014 Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and state Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey said Wednesday that having Terry Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China has opened new doors and new opportunities for commodity groups hoping to expand access to one of the world\u2019s largest consumer markets.

\u201cIt\u2019s just a game-changer,\u201d said Reynolds, who is conducting her sixth official visit to China by leading a 35-member all-Iowa agriculture trade mission that included several events with Branstad \u2014 Iowa\u2019s former governor \u2014 and a \u201cfun and relaxed\u201d meeting with her former boss and his family at the ambassador\u2019s residence.

With Branstad as President Donald Trump\u2019s choice to facilitate trade and political policies with China, Northey said, traveling representatives from Iowa\u2019s corn, soybean, pork, beef, egg, poultry, dairy and turkey industries were able to have \u201csome very high-level conversations\u201d with government officials and industry partners in Shanghai, Xian and Beijing.

\u201cIt has made a huge difference in the way that we were received, and I think it will make a difference in how many Chinese businesses are interested in traveling to Iowa and creating partnerships with Iowa companies,\u201d Northey said during a conference call with Iowa reporters that was placed from Beijing at 10 p.m. local time.

\u201cThere has been no one that we met with that doesn\u2019t know that the former governor of Iowa is the ambassador to China,\u201d he said. \"Many of them knew him personally before this. This has done nothing but raise the profile of Iowa.\"

One Chinese official told them Iowa \u201cis almost a geographic indicator \u2014 a branded location\u201d his country knows about because of the friendship started in 1985 between Branstad and now-Chinese President Xi Jinping.

\u201cWe have every opportunity to fully participate because of that Iowa connection,\u201d Northey said.

He said the mission also focused on ethanol, biofuels, education and other opportunities to build partnerships.

With China recently lifting its ban on U.S. beef after more than 13 years, Iowa farm groups expressed hope for bringing down barriers and expanding food exports to a developed market of 1.4 billion people.

U.S. beef was served as several receptions and samples were passed out at a major Chinese retailer during the mission, according to Iowa officials.

\u201cWe cannot underestimate the magnitude of this market here,\u201d said Craig Hill, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.

China is in the process of improving income, diets and the environment for its people, who consume about 130 pounds of protein meat per capita annually, compared with the U.S. average of 187 pounds. Hypothetically, Hill said, if 300 million of the Asian country\u2019s people improve their yearly incomes, move into the middle class and increase their protein consumption by 50 pounds a year, that growth would be roughly equal to feeding the U.S. population and represent a huge opportunity for American ag producers.

\u201cThis is just an incredible opportunity to partner, and Iowa is the right place at the right time to help fill this need,\u201d he told reporters.

Northey said the all-Iowa nature of the delegation showed unity to the Chinese government and business leaders and enabled them to break up into smaller groups that covered more topics and meetings than could have been accomplished individually.

\u201cWe talked about big issues and small issues,\u201d he said. \u201cIt has been a great mission.\u201d

The trip, funded by the participating agricultural organizations, began July 19 and is scheduled to end Friday.

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Once the Drake Relays concluded in April, Isaac Smith felt something was off.

He clocked 51.84 seconds in his anchor leg of the 1,600 relay, about three seconds slower than he consistently put together for his final season running for the Augustana Vikings.

A few days later, the now-Augie grad got his confirmation: He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

\"All you can do at this point is still live your life and not letting something control what you do,\" Smith said. \"Finding a way to manage it and negate the negative effects.\"

That philosophy carries him into a challenge Thursday night when he takes on the Genesis Orthopedic Hospital Brady Street Sprints, the kickoff of a weekend of events for the Quad-City Times Bix 7.

\"I just want to go up there and do the best I can,\" Smith said. \"I've always enjoyed racing, and I never want to give that up.\"

Smith heads into the sprints with a 54-second qualifying time and a talented cast of runners in the men's open field. DePaul University senior-to-be Jarvis Hill, who is the school record holder for the 600-meter dash, and Iowa University commit Tyler Olson join Smith as the headliners in the one division that will crown a guaranteed new champion.

It's part of his return to racing after his diagnosis this spring. He had multiple conversations with the training staff at Augustana and was showing the signs of diabetes, including thirst, hunger, fatigue and blurred vision.

Before he even knew it, Smith could tell that his health wasn't right. The Marion, Iowa, native had a sinus infection that required antibiotics. Days went on, and he didn't better, lead to slower times on the track. So Smith decided to take matters into his own hands and figure out what was wrong.

\"It made me realize I needed to get checked out,\" Smith said.

The diagnosis led to Smith taking some time off, having him make a new transition to feeling like himself again. Smith had lost about 20 pounds.

\"I had to take a step back, focus on letting myself recover, compared to pushing (myself) to keep racing,\" he said.

He later rejoined the Vikings for two of the biggest meets of the season: the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin meet at Augustana and the NCAA Division III National Championships in Geneva, Ohio, both in May.

What Smith did surprised even him.

He placed sixth in the 400-meter dash and ran on the victorious 1,600 relay quartet in the conference meet. Then in Ohio, Smith again placed sixth in the 400 and finished off a sixth-place finish for the relay. Both his open 400 times were around 48 seconds.

\"I was very nervous going into those (meets),\" Smith said. \"It's huge change, but I had no expectations going into nationals, just being able to come back and compete and have a good showing.\"

Still, the daily check of blood sugar levels for the 10-time All-American had to be part of his routine. At nationals, Smith's blood sugar dropped to low levels on the last day, but an Augie trainer had an emergency kit and Smith's levels were soon back to normal.

\"Just to have that safety net helped a lot,\" Smith said. \"Having people where stuff was in case I needed it was a big help.\"

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Andrew Marking\u2019s best days on the job as the head groundskeeper for the Quad-Cities River Bandits are the ones when his work goes unnoticed.

Those are the days when the ball is bouncing the way it is supposed to bounce, giving fielders a chance to make the plays they are capable of making.

\u201cWhat stands out is the way the ball plays here,\u2019\u2019 River Bandits manager Russ Steinhorn said. \u201cYou don\u2019t see a lot of balls taking strange hops here and that is a testament to the work that Andrew and his staff have put into our field. The field plays the way it is supposed to play.\u2019\u2019

Marking has worked to make that the norm at Modern Woodmen Park, where the Purdue graduate in turf science and management is in his second season of work.

That work did get noticed recently, for all the right reasons.

The Floyds Knobs, Indiana, native won the Sports Turf Managers Association Stars and Stripes mowing pattern contest earlier this month.

The contest allowed groundskeepers from across the country to put their creativity on display through the designs they put together to celebrate Independence Day on diamonds throughout professional baseball.

Marking\u2019s \u201cBanks of the Mississippi\u2019\u2019 field design incorporated a star design cut into the infield grass with a United States flag in center field extending from the outfield warning track to behind second base.

A cross cut pattern flanked both sides of the flag in the outfield, a display visible throughout the River Bandits\u2019 homestand that weekend.

\u201cIt\u2019s a nice honor, and it was fun coming up with an idea that might work here,\u2019\u2019 Marking said. \u201cIt\u2019s was a chance to get a little creative, have a little fun and come up with something special. The way a field looks is part of the atmosphere at a ballpark.\u2019\u2019

The designs on grass that greet fans attending Midwest League games are only a part of the job Marking and his staff accomplish on a daily basis.

The goal is to create a consistent playing surface, something that has become more commonplace with the sand-based surface at Modern Woodmen Park.

Steinhorn said the amount of detail work that Marking has put into the field in the Quad-Cities is noticeable.

\u201cThe edging that he does, the little things that do get noticed and make a difference, they are appreciated,\u2019\u2019 Steinhorn said. \u201cIt\u2019s a lot of work to put a quality field together and we\u2019re fortunate to have a crew that is committed to making that happen.\u2019\u2019

Marking joined the River Bandits in November 2015, with previous turf experience on his resume.

In addition to working on turf crews at Purdue, he worked at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, and spent summers on grounds crews of the Texas Rangers and the AAA Louisville Bats while working toward his degree.

\u201cPurdue has a great turf science program and even going back to my days working toward becoming an Eagle Scout, I\u2019ve always enjoyed being and working outdoors,\u2019\u2019 Marking said. \u201cThis seemed like a natural career choice for me.\u2019\u2019

His work in the Quad-Cities is his first as a year-round employee of a baseball organization and it has come with its share of challenges.

The current field at Modern Woodmen Park, installed in 2009, has tested him at times.

\u201cIt needed some work and I\u2019ve been fortunate that the club has been willing to invest in the equipment to help bring the field up to the level where it needs to be,\u2019\u2019 Marking said. \u201cThe field here is coming along. I feel like we\u2019re making some headway.\u2019\u2019

Dan Bergstrom, a former Houston Astros head groundskeeper and now the groundskeeper for the Houston Dyamo soccer organization, worked with Marking last season to make that happen.

\u201cHe first suggested that we take a soil sample to figure out exactly where we were and what we needed, which gave us a starting point,\u2019\u2019 Marking said.

A disease impacted some of the grass on the infield late last season, creating dead spot and browning other areas, a situation Marking said he learned from.

A new sprayer has helped facilitate the application of chemicals that will help avoid a repeat of the issues the field had a year ago.

\u201cComing out of college, it may have been easier to have gone somewhere and worked on a staff under someone at first instead of being put in a position to make the calls, but this has been a good experience for me,\u2019\u2019 he said.

\u201cIt\u2019s been a wake-up call at times and I have learned a lot that will only help me forward. We take a lot of pride in the field. We want it to be known as one of the best in the league and I think we\u2019re taking steps to get there. It\u2019s something we work toward every day.\u2019\u2019

That work is continuous, from early-morning mowing to field preparation before the River Bandits\u2019 early work before the gates are opened on game days. Field work follows before the day\u2019s game and continues once the game ends, only to begin again early the next day.

When the team is on the road, the field is aerated and top dressed, giving the grass a chance to breathe. The mound and home plate areas are rebuilt and it is during that time when chemical applications take place.

\u201cIt\u2019s all part of making sure the field is in the best possible condition on game days,\u2019\u2019 Marking said. \u201cWe want to be on top of our game, just like the players work to be in every game.\u2019\u2019

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Dahl Ford will celebrate a major remodeling of its Davenport dealership with a grand re-opening event Friday.

Completed earlier this year, the modernization project is part of the Ford Trustmark Design program.

\"We're in the 21st century now,\" said KV Dahl III, the president and owner of 80-year-old car dealership.

The project included exterior improvements for handicapped accessibility as well as a new modern facade with a 34-foot-by-135-foot tower structure of stainless steel and aluminum siding. Interior improvements included new sales stations, flooring and other aesthetic upgrades.

The open house event will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Dahl Ford, located at 1310 E. Kimberly Road, with a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. The first 120 guests will receive a VIP gift bag. The event includes refreshments, music and themed prizes.\u00a0

Dahl said the changes have opened up the sales area to create a transparent sales process in which customers immediately meet the sales manager. \"It's a new look to compliment a new way of doing business,\" he said.

The construction team was Russell and [design] [build] by architects, which are both Davenport firms.

The remodeling also includes new digital boards throughout the dealership that promote the history of the dealership and Ford. Dahl Ford traces it roots to 1911 when Andrew Dahl began selling cars out of his A.H. Dahl & Co. general store in Westby, Wisconsin. KV Dahl is the fifth generation to lead the company. \u00a0

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DES MOINES, Iowa \u2014 A group of Iowa businessmen has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines over the death of a giant rabbit after a flight from London to Chicago.

The businessmen filed the lawsuit Wednesday, more than three months after airline workers found the continental rabbit named Simon dead.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages to cover the costs of the rabbit as well as punitive damages.

Attorney Guy Cook represents three Iowa businessmen who bought the rabbit with the intention of showing him at the Iowa State Fair and then displaying the animal to raise money for the annual event.

The lawsuit says United was negligent in the care and transportation of Simon and then improperly cremated the rabbit.

A United spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about the lawsuit.

--Associated Press

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The Quad-City Mallards traded forward Nolan LaPorte to the Florida Everblades Wednesday in exchange for future considerations.\u00a0

LaPorte scored 14 goals and added 30 assists in 65 games for the Mallards in his rookie season last year.

\"Nolan requested a trade to Florida after last season to be closer and more available to his parents who live not far from the Everblades' arena,\" Mallards coach Phil Axtell said. \"We'd like to thank Nolan for being part of a memorable season here in the Quad-Cities and wish him the best of luck in the future.\"

LaPorte isn't the only Mallard from last season to find a roster spot elsewhere for next season.

Last year's leading goal scorer Michael Parks signed to play overseas with Sport in the Finnish elite league Liiga Wednesday. Parks scored 29 goals and added 27 assists last season. He finished third among rookies in goals and fifth among rookies in points last year.

Former defenseman Mike Monfredo, who was traded midseason from the Mallards to the Rapid City Rush, signed with the Orlando Solar Bears Tuesday. Monfredo left the Mallards sixth all-time in games played with 312, 10th in assists with 103 and sixth in penalty minutes with 475.

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A World War II veteran who turned 100 last month will be honored for his service at an event this weekend.

Pershing Johnson, who was named after World War I Gen. John J. \"Black Jack\" Pershing, served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946, according to family members. He was assigned to the 9th Armored Division and participated in the Battle of the Bulge, taking the bridge at Remagen, Germany, and liberating concentration camps.

He was born June 22, 1917. In 1948, he married Eleanor Challman of Moline and farmed in Calamus, Iowa, until retiring to Davenport in 1987. He now lives at Senior Star on Elmore Avenue, Davenport.

Johnson will be honored at 1 p.m. Saturday at All Saints Lutheran Church, 5002 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. The family invites the public to attend.

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Increased revenue from the Big Ten\u2019s new television contract will more than offset an anticipated decrease in sports income in a record budget of $117.1 million the University of Iowa athletics department proposes for the 2018 fiscal year.

According to documents the Iowa Board of Regents will be asked to approve next week, Iowa\u2019s overall revenue and expense budget will grow by approximately $3.6 million from its estimated level of $113.5 million in the 2017 fiscal year.

Those figures include the anticipated receipt of $50.4 million from the Big Ten, Iowa\u2019s share of revenue from the conference\u2019s new $2.64 billion, six-year media rights agreements with ABC, ESPN, Fox Sports and CBS.

Iowa\u2019s share, equal to those being paid to other conference schools, is up from $36.2 million in the previous fiscal year.

The additional television money will offset an anticipated decline in dollars generated by sports programs, which still contribute approximately $28 million annually to Iowa\u2019s budget.

Of that, $23.5 million is budgeted as income generated by Iowa\u2019s football program, down from $24.1 million in the 2017 fiscal year and $3.6 million is budgeted as income by men\u2019s basketball, down from $3.7 million in 2017.

Expenses for Iowa\u2019s athletics programs are expected to grow from $39.9 million to $41.5 million, growth anticipated because of changes in NCAA recruiting rules, the addition of a 10th assistant coach in football, contracted salary increases and bonus estimates.

Iowa\u2019s football budget for the 2018 fiscal year is $26.4 million, up from $25.8 million in the current budget. The men\u2019s basketball budget at Iowa is $7 million, up from $6.6 million.

Of Iowa\u2019s $117 million overall budget, $23 million are returned to the university.

That includes $13.4 million paid to cover the costs of scholarships to student-athletes. The figure also includes $990,000 in a cost-of-attendance stipend paid to student-athletes, ranging from $2,392 to $3,570 per athlete to cover costs for academic supplies, transportation and additional personal costs as allowed under NCAA rules.

Other dollars paid to other university entities include monies spent on public safety, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics services, parking, utilities, university business services and residence services.

Iowa\u2019s budget does include the receipt of $650,000 in student fees, dollars used to fund debt service on Student Recreation Services facilities that were financed through the athletics department.

Total dollars being spent on athletics at Iowa\u2019s three Regents institutions are expected to grow from $204.9 million in the 2017 fiscal year to the $207.3 million, an overall increase of $2.45 million.

Iowa State\u2019s 2018 budget of $75.8 million shows a decrease of $1.7 million, largely mirroring a decline in revenue from the Big 12 due to the Sugar Bowl being part of the college football playoffs rather than a conference-affiliated bowl. Those dollars will return in fiscal year 2019.

The 2018 athletics budget at Northern Iowa is $14.4 million, an increase of $559,032 from 2017.

Athletic departments at Iowa and Iowa State are self-sustaining operations, receiving no general university funding under an edict from the Regents more than a decade ago.

Northern Iowa, which does not receive the same level of revenue from conference distributions as Iowa and Iowa State, receives $3.2 million in operational support and $1.3 million in scholarship support from the university.

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Emmanuel Bor

Age: 29

Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.

This year: 10th in USATF 5,000

Career: Kenya native ran at Alabama. Won Greater Clarksburg 10k and Asheville 10l in 2014. Ninth in USATF Cross Country Championships last year.

At Bix: First appearance

Reid Buchanan

Age: 24

Residence: Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

This year: 1st in Mountain to Springs Run; 8th in USATF 5,000 meters; 12th in Lilac Bloomsday Run 12k.

Career: Ran at Kansas and University of Portland. Won Dublin Cork City Sports 3,000 meters last year.

At Bix: First appearance

Sam Chelanga

Age: 32

Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.

This year: 1st in World\u2019s Best 10k and UAE Healthy Kidney 10k; 2nd in Ohio Health Capital City Half-marathon; 3rd in Bolder Boulder 10k, Peachtree 10k and USATF 15k Championships; 7th in USATF 10,000 meters; 11th in IAAF World Cross Country meet.

Career: Kenya native ran at Liberty University. 2016 USATF 10k champion. Top-10 finishes last year at Falmouth Road Race and Beach to Beacon 10k.

At Bix: First appearance

Dan Docherty

Age: 27

Residence: St. Paul, Minn.

This year: 3rd in Get in Gear 10k; 16th in Garry Bjorklund Half-marathon.

Career: Attended Loyola-Chicago and currently graduate student at Minnesota. Top-four finishes last year at MDRA Victory 5k and Get in Gear 10k.

At Bix: First appearance

Kirubel Erassa

Age: 24

Residence: Grayson, Ga.

This year: 1st in Portland Track Festival 5,000; 6th in USATF 15k and BAA 5k; 9th in Cooper Bridge Run 10k; 13th in USATF 5,000.

Career: Six-time Big 12 track champion (3 indoor, 3 outdoor) at Oklahoma State. Won Vulcan Run 10k last year. Fourth in 2016 USATF 5k. USA junior 5,000-meter champion in 2012.

At Bix: First appearance

Scott Fauble

Age: 25

Residence: Flagstaff, Ariz.

This year: 8th in Lilac Bloomsday Run 12k and USATF Cross Country Championships; 12th in Bolder Boulder 10k.

Career: 3-time cross country All-American and 2-time track All-American at University of Portland. Second in 2016 USATF Half-marathon championships. Fourth in U.S. Olympic trials 10,000 meters last year.

At Bix: First appearance

Jonathan Grey

Age: 29

Residence: Louisville, Colo.

This year: 3rd in Steamboat Classic 4-miler; 6th in Cooper Bridge Run 10k; 7th in USATF Half-marathon and USATF 15k.

Career: 3-time All-American at William & Mary. Won Mt. SAC Relays 10,000 meters in 2010 and Rock N Roll Virginia Beach Half-marathon in 2016. Top-10 last year in USATF 10-mile championships and 12k championships.

At Bix: First appearance

Michael Jordan

Age: 26

Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.

This year: 3rd in GVSU Big Meet Invite 3,000; 12th in USATF 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Career: Five-time Division II All-American at Southern Indiana. Second in 2015 Ashenfelter Classic 8k. Fourth in 2016 Fastrack Last Chance 3,000.

At Bix: First appearance

Haron Lagat

Age: 34

Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.

This year: 5th in USATF 3,000-meter steeplechase; 8th in Carlsbad 5000.

Career: Kenya native ran at Texas Tech and later coached there. Top-10 finishes in 2015 and 2016 at Crescent City Classic 10k, Carlsbad 5000 and Shamrockin Run 8k.

At Bix: First appearance

Kevin Lewis

Age: 24

Residence: Minneapolis

This year: 3rd in Fifth Season 8k; 10th in Portland Track Festival 10,000.

Career: Ottumwa native ran at Iowa, earned second-team All-American honors in 5,000 meters in 2015. Won 2016 Des Moines Half-marathon.

At Bix: Second appearance; 15th in 2016

Matt McClintock

Age: 23

Residence: Blowing Rock, N.C.

This year: 4th in Portland Track Festival 10,000; 10th in USATF 10,000; 11th in BAA 5k.

Career: Originally from Maine, became Purdue\u2019s first cross country All-American in 26 years in 2013. Big Ten 5,000-meter champion and cross country champion in 2015. Fifth in the USATF 10-mile championships last year.

At Bix: First appearance

Luke Puskedra

Age: 27

Residence: Eugene, Ore.

This year: 9th in Boston Marathon; 12th in USATF 15k and Houston Half-marathon.

Career: All-American at Oregon. Fourth in 2016 U.S. Olympic marathon trials. Won Rock N Roll Portland Half-marathon and Vancouver Sun Run in 2015. Fourth in Houston Half-marathon in 2016 and USATF 20k in 2014.

At Bix: First appearance

Zach Zarda

Age: 27

Residence: Lawrence, Kan.

This year: First in USATF national club 5,000 meters.

Career: Ran at Kansas and Arizona State. Second in Fire Mountain to Fountain 15k last year.

At Bix: First appearance

\u2014 Don Doxsie

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Luke Puskedra never has run the Quad-City Times Bix 7.

Despite having relatives in such Illinois communities as Decatur and Sterling, he\u2019s never even been to the Quad-Cities although he has heard a little about the race. He knows it\u2019s seven miles. He knows it will be hot and humid. And he has heard the course is \u201ca little bit hilly.\u2019\u2019

\u201cHopefully that plays to my marathon strength and my cross country strength,\u2019\u2019 Puskedra said.

There no longer is any question about his mental and emotional strength. After what Puskedra has overcome in the past few years, a 33-minute jaunt up and down hills in stifling heat may feel like a stroll in the park.

First, there was a crisis of confidence that made him question his dreams of distance running glory and prompted him to quit the sport for a few months.

Then, his infant daughter, Penelope, was diagnosed with cancer.

Everything is fine now. Puskedra is back and running better than he ever has. And Penelope is fine, too.

You shouldn\u2019t have any trouble picking out Puskedra in Saturday\u2019s 43rd running of the Bix 7.

Just look for the tall guy. Puskedra, a 27-year-old Utah native who now lives in Oregon, might be the tallest marathoner in the world at 6-foot-4 \u00bd. A survey of the top 100 marathoners in the world a few years ago determined that the average height was a shade under 5-7.

Puskedra said he didn\u2019t notice much of a problem with that while he was in school because there were a few other big runners. But in his post-collegiate career he has come up against numerous foreign-born runners who are 5-3 or 5-4.

\u201cIt\u2019s something that I\u2019ve gotten used to,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cYou can\u2019t really count on someone blocking too much wind or something like that because if you\u2019re a foot taller, you\u2019re still getting the wind. It makes pack running a little bit more difficult and maybe sometimes getting tripped up and stuff with a longer stride, but I\u2019ve kind of adjusted to it.\u2019\u2019

Puskedra always envisioned himself as a marathoner. He viewed all the shorter track and cross country races he ran in high school and college as preparation for his ultimate destiny.

He poured everything he had into preparing for his marathon debut, at the 2014 New York Marathon.

\u201cI thought I had prepared myself throughout, not just in the buildup for the New York Marathon that year but also throughout my career, just training hard and never really taking the easy way,\u2019\u2019 he said. \u201cI was running more mileage than everybody else and running faster.\u2019\u2019

He was putting in between 160 and 170 miles per week. He ate, drank, slept and dreamt running. He even contemplated putting off marriage and starting a family until after the 2016 Olympics. He was that focused.

Then he went out and finished 36th in the men\u2019s field in New York. Seven women and several ordinary schmoes beat him. His time of 2 hours, 28 minutes, 54 seconds was a crushing disappointment.

\u201cIt was kind of devastating to me because I thought this was what I was working toward and I was supposed to be good at this,\u2019\u2019 he said.

\u201cI think I kind of overemphasized and obsessed about training so hard,\u2019\u2019 he added. \u201cAnd then you don\u2019t get a good result, you think \u2018Why am I doing all this? Why am I training so hard?\u2019\u2019\u2019

Marathoners typically take time off following a big race, but Puskedra took it to an extreme.

\u201cThat one-week break kind of extended into two weeks and then a month and then two months, three months,\u2019\u2019 he said.

He went four months without running and gained 23 pounds.

Nike opted not to renew his contract and the Oregon Project, a Nike-sponsored training group, terminated his membership.

\u201cIt was a difficult time,\u2019\u2019 Puskedra said.

He credits his former coach at the University of Oregon, Andy Powell, and his wife, Trudie, with convincing him to start running again, if only for physical fitness reasons.

He ran his second marathon a few months later, at Grandma\u2019s Marathon in Duluth, and covered the course in 2:15:27. On Labor Day weekend, he finished fourth in the U.S. 20K championships. He decided to take a shot at the Chicago Marathon in October and ran a very impressive 2:10:24. It was the best time by an American in 2015.

Suddenly, his career was back on track and he nearly made the U.S. Olympic team, placing fourth in the U.S. trials the following February.

Two days later, he and Trudie were told that 7-month-old Penelope had cancer.

\u201cGrowing up, I had never heard of it in younger kids,\u2019\u2019 Puskedra said. \u201cIt was always in older adults, 70-plus, so it was kind of like the C word. It\u2019s a word you don\u2019t say. It\u2019s just so tough.\u2019\u2019

It not only provided a jolt of perspective, but it also showed the Puskedras what kind of friends they had. The wife of Trudie’s college tennis coach started a gofundme.com page to gather donations to help pay for medical expenses. The goal was $25,000 but in the first day, $33,000 rolled in. It ended up raising $77,000.

There still were some very nervous moments, however, as they waited to see what would happen medically.

\u201cIt was a very scary four months of them trying to figure out what it was \u2026\u2019\u2019 Puskedra said. \u201cYou kind of feel helpless because you don\u2019t know what\u2019s going on. At first, they sent us home with a survival rate of 14 or 15 percent based on the initial ultrasound and the size of it and where they thought it was \u2026

\u201cAfter you hear 15-percent survival rate, your expectations are pretty low. We were happy to hear that it was neuroblastoma, which is actually the most common cancer in kids, and it was a 95-percent survival rate.\u2019\u2019

Penelope underwent chemotherapy, then had surgery to remove the remainder of the tumor.

She has been in remission for more than a year.

\u201cWe were very lucky,\u2019\u2019 Puskedra said. \u201cIt was a long four months but we were glad to get that prognosis.\u2019\u2019

He now is able to focus on his next big obstacle, which is the Chicago Marathon. Puskedra was ninth in the Boston Marathon in April and he gradually is building back up to run another 26-miler.

The Bix 7 will serve as an important measuring stick.

\u201cI\u2019ll do this race as kind of a buildup to see where I\u2019m at in my training,\u2019\u2019 he said.

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Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley voted Wednesday to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the first in a series of actions this week as Republicans attempt to come up with a health care solution that so far as eluded them.

The Iowa Republicans joined most of the other Senate Republicans in backing a repeal, which would not have put in place an immediate replacement. They also voted late Tuesday for a repeal measure.

Both failed, however, because several Republicans joined a unified front of Democrats in voting against them.

Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin, both Illinois Democrats, voted against the repeal efforts. Durbin complained the bills were drafted in secret and would throw millions off health insurance.

On a conference call with reporters before Wednesday's vote, Grassley said it would be painless because repeal would be delayed for two years giving Republicans time to come up with a replacement.

\u201cNobody\u2019s going to be hurt over that two-year time as we work on replacement,\" he said.

Democrats rejected that idea. They said no insurer would take a chance on joining the marketplace with all the uncertainty surrounding a repeal.

Republicans have struggled to come up with a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act that can garner enough votes. The House passed a bill, but that was panned in the Senate.

Subsequent Senate plans also have been opposed by enough Republicans to stymie them.

On the conference call Wednesday, Grassley said the goal in the Senate is to get something through the body so there can be a House-Senate conference.

\"I\u2019d hate to say anything, but you\u2019re going to have a conference anyway, so getting to conference is a necessary step for me ...,\" he said.

Despite the hope the Senate can pass something, Grassley said he still is \"pessimistic\" a bill will clear Congress.

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A Davenport man charged with shooting a man in the ear on Jan. 27 is now facing federal gun charges.

Christopher Michael Screechfield, 19, was indicted May 17 in U.S. District Court, Davenport, on charges of possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful user in possession of a firearm.

He was arrested Wednesday on the charges and entered a plea of not guilty, according to court records. A detention hearing is scheduled for Friday.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Screechfield still faced charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, unauthorized possession of offensive weapons and possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by a domestic abuse offender in Scott County District Court stemming from the incident in January.

Police were called at 11:45 a.m. that day to the 800 block of Pershing Avenue for a shooting. A man had a minor injury to his left ear and refused medical treatment, according to an arrest affidavit filed in the state case.

Police learned that the man and Screechfield knew each other and got into a verbal altercation outside in the 400 block of Kirkwood Boulevard, according to the affidavit.

Screechfield confronted the man and shot him once in the ear, according to the affidavit. Officers received information that he was dropped off in the 2700 block of Telegraph Road and that a gun was placed in a van parked at that address.

Officers found a sawed-off .22-caliber rifle and .22-caliber ammunition inside the van. Screechfield has a prior conviction of domestic assault and is prohibited from possessing a firearm, according to the affidavit.

The barrel of the rifle was cut off and is less than 16 inches long, which constitutes an offensive weapon, according to the affidavit.

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OK, so the defense that is played isn\u2019t exactly ferocious. Sometimes there isn\u2019t really much defense being played at all. The intensity level is a sliver of what you\u2019ll see in any game in Carver-Hawkeye Arena next season.

But you still have to be somewhat impressed with what Iowa basketball players did over the past several weeks in the Prime Time League.

Of the 12 Hawkeyes in the league \u2014 there are two on each team \u2014 10 averaged more than 20 points per game. The team\u2019s two incoming freshmen, 6-foot-10 Jack Nunge and 6-10 Luka Garza, both averaged more than 30 points and 11 rebounds per game.

Their two teams met in the league\u2019s title game on Sunday although Garza did not play for a second straight game, apparently because of a bruised quad muscle.

Nunge was named the league\u2019s MVP, averaging a PTL-best 32.4 points and 12.4 rebounds per game. Garza only played in six games but averaged 30.7 and 11.2.

Other 20-plus scorers among the Iowa players: Ryan Kriener 26.9, Isaiah Moss 26.3, Jordan Bohannon 25.4, Ahmad Wagner 24.7, Nicholas Baer 24.6 (and 11.6 rebounds), Tyler Cook 23.8, Brady Ellingson 22.5 and Dom Uhl 20.8.

Christian Williams, who was named the league\u2019s defensive player of the year, contributed 16.2 points per game and Maishe Dailey netted 15.0 while playing for that same Westport Touchless Autowash team that lost to the Nunge/Ellingson-led Vinton Merchants in the championship game.

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When Bob Dorr picks up the phone around noon, he\u2019s still recovering from\u00a0the previous night\u2019s concert, his fifth show in six days.

The 60-something Iowa rock \u2018n\u2019 roll hall of famer had given me a head\u2019s up about this.

\u201cI don't do mornings, unless we're talking 2 a.m. or 3 a.m.,\u201d Dorr wrote in an email he sent just after midnight.

Such has been his life for at least the past 36 years, since the then 29-year-old started the Blue Band, based in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

But the constant touring is coming to an end.

Dorr and the rotating members of his backing band, including one other Blue Band original Jeff Petersen, are currently on their \u201cGoodbye Tour,\u201d with farewell gigs scheduled across the state through Jan. 13, 2018.

That includes playing the Street Fest on Saturday in Davenport. Dorr said he performed several years in a row during the early years of Street Fest, but his band hasn\u2019t joined the event in the last four years.

\u201cWe helped invent Street Fest,\u201d he said. \u201cNow it\u2019s this giant thing. It\u2019s been a slow build up to what it is.\u201d

Q-C connections

Dorr\u2019s Davenport roots go beyond the two-day music festival on 2nd Street.

His\u00a0family moved to Davenport from Chicago\u00a0when Dorr was in eighth grade. He graduated from Davenport Central High School and started his first band, called Tortoise and the Hair, in Davenport in 1965, before going onto a career in music and radio. As a longtime deejay at Iowa Public Radio, Dorr was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2006, he was voted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame and in 2007, he was inducted as leader of the Blue Band. Over the years, the Blue Band has opened up for musicians such as\u00a0B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Tower Of Power and Leon Russell. The group also has released 25 albums.\u00a0

The Blue Band has made their mark in the Quad-Cities, too.

Their second-ever gig was held at the Rock Island Brewing Company, or RIBCO. They also played at the inaugural Mississippi Valley Blues Festival and at a 2004 ceremony unveiling the River Music Experience.

\u201cWe have a long and storied history here,\u201d Dorr said.

That\u2019s the reason he wants to say a special goodbye at the Street Fest.

\u201cFor me, it\u2019s a possibility to reconnect with people in the Quad-Cities,\u201d Dorr said. \u201cI think it\u2019s going to be an emotional roller coaster, like these other goodbye tour dates have been.\u201d

But, this date will be different in one way: \u201cI\u2019m going to see people I played football with in high school,\u201d he said.

One more time

After the goodbye tour, which includes a gig at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 19, Dorr said he\u2019ll miss the camaraderie of playing with his bandmates and connecting with fans, which now stretch to three generations.

\u201cIt used to be, \u2018Oh hey, you\u2019re pretty good, but you\u2019re my dad\u2019s favorite band,\u201d Dorr said. \u201cNow it\u2019s, \u201cYou\u2019re my granddad\u2019s favorite band.\u201d

For him, that\u2019s one reason it\u2019s time to walk away from the Blue Band.

\u201cWe\u2019re not bringing in new blood and new audiences anymore,\u201d he said. \u201cThere might be more shows in the upcoming years. As far as playing every weekend and playing every gig we can get, that\u2019s over.\u201d

Still Dorr has established a solid fan base by playing\u00a0more than\u00a0100 shows per year, all within 300 miles of Cedar Falls.

\u201cIt makes me feel successful,\u201d he said, \u201cThat this has been able to sustain itself for 36 years.\u201d

For his Quad-City fan base, Dorr is looking forward to Saturday\u2019s slot at Street Fest.

\u201cWe want to make one more connection with people there,\u201d he said. \u201cWe just ask people to come out one more time.\u201d

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We sincerely apologize for the system difficulties that have been encountered as we were updating our online registration process.

We are happy to report that we have a new, easy and fast registration process in place.

Thank you for being a part of this iconic running event. To register, follow this link: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/31924

Need help or have questions? Call the Bix 7 hotline at (563) 383-2489

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URBANDALE, Iowa \u2014 Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann expressed concern Wednesday that new voters who backed President Donald Trump may sour on Republicans if they can\u2019t deliver on campaign promises even with the party\u2019s control of federal lawmaking.

Kaufmann told members of the Westside Conservative Club they understand the nuances of the process in Washington of getting health care overhaul legislation to a conference committee for final House-Senate action, but he worries new voters may not be as sophisticated and expect instant results.

\u201cThis process takes time,\u201d Kaufmann said in discussing voter expectations that Republicans will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, build a wall along the U.S. southern border, reform immigration laws and rewrite and simplify the federal tax code.

\u201cThe risk of that is if you ask people to wait, there had better see some success at the end of it,\u201d Kaufmann told the conservative gathering. \u201cSo there is a bit of a risk here, there\u2019s no doubt about it. This is a high-stakes risk.\u201d

The leader of the Republican Party of Iowa said he has \u201cunwavering\u201d support for Trump as an \u201cunorthodox\u201d president who continues to \u201cextend his neck politically\u201d to honor campaign promises. But Kaufmann lamented that apparently there are Republicans in other parts of the country not as dedicated, which could impact the 2018 political \u201cclimate\u201d for GOP candidates \u2014 especially new voters attracted by an aggressive outreach program last year.

\u201cI\u2019m worried about them because, in general, what they know is Republicans have control and Republicans aren\u2019t doing what they promised, even though individual congresspeople and senators are doing what they have promised,\u201d Kaufmann said. \u201c\u2026 The people that are less informed about the process, yes, I worry because it contributes to a climate that we\u2019ve given you what you\u2019ve asked for and we haven\u2019t delivered.\u201d

For many Trump supporters, the GOP leader said, the appointment and Senate confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court would serve as a major fulfillment of a promise made to voters during the 2016 campaign. And he noted that Trump may have more opportunities to reshape the court\u2019s makeup.

As a positive indicator, Kaufmann told group, the Iowa GOP is enjoying one of its best fundraising years ever for a non-presidential election cycle. He said that reflects the energy and enthusiasm within a party that had a past credibility issue that almost cost it the first-in-the-nation position in the presidential nominating process.

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A DeWitt, Iowa, man has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his parents in June.

Gavin Vaugh William Glasz, 18, waived his right to a formal arraignment and filed a written plea through his attorney, public defender Derek Jones, Tuesday in Clinton County District Court.

He remained in the Clinton County Jail Wednesday on a $1 million cash-only bond.\u00a0

District Court Judge Mark Lawson set a pretrial conference for Sept. 14, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

Clinton County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched around 9:30 a.m. June 13 to the home of Brian Paul Glasz, 51, and Michelle Renee Glasz, 54, in the 3700 block of U.S. 30 in rural DeWitt for a welfare check after Brian Glasz failed to arrive at work.

Inside the home, deputies saw what looked like a body wrapped in blankets or comforters. They discovered Brian Glasz, whose throat appeared to be cut, according to an arrest affidavit. The body was found in the laundry room on the main level of the house, according to the affidavit.

Michelle Glasz also had been wrapped in blankets and was found in a room in the basement. She was cold to the touch and had blood on her, according to the affidavit.

A friend told deputies that Gavin Glasz had commented about \"stabbing people\" the day before the Glasz's bodies were discovered and that \"my mom and dad need to be with my grandpa ... off this earth,\" according to the affidavit.

Deputies also found evidence at the scene, including bloody clothing, that they say linked Gavin Glasz to the death of his parents.

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The Scott County Sheriff's Office says it is receiving numerous calls from people reporting receiving scam/fraud phone calls.

Here how the scam works:

\u2022 Suspects call posing as a sergeant with the Scott County Sheriff\u2019s Office and threaten victims with arrest for missing jury duty.

\u2022 They use names of county personnel and call from area code 563 to make the scam sound more realistic.

\u2022 Victims are instructed to pay the bond money immediately otherwise they would be arrested.

\u2022 Suspects instruct victims to purchase prepaid money cards then provide them with the number from the back of the prepaid cards.\u00a0

Law enforcement officers remind the public to be cautious when providing information over the phone and that the Sheriff\u2019s Office does not ask for money or credit card information over the phone.

These calls are currently being investigated by the Scott County Sheriff's Office.

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People don't usually move very fast in Cold War thrillers. Mostly, the only time anyone runs is right before they get shot in the back. Most of the \"action\" happens in a film cabinet, down a back alley or with a silencer. The classic Cold War tale \u2014 which is to say a John le Carre one \u2014 is characterized by a deathly stillness: grave faces meeting under gray clouds.

This is not quite so in \"Atomic Blonde,\" a post-war thriller set in the final moments of the Cold War (1989 Berlin) starring Charlize Theron as the MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton. She's not your traditional European operator. Let's just say that if Theron's Broughton turned up in \"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,\" the old boys would've soiled their trench coats.

Broughton is black and blue at the opening of David Leitch's \"Atomic Blonde,\" and the first thought is that Theron must be licking her wounds from playing Furiosa in \"Mad Max: Fury Road.\" If that film didn't prove that Theron is today's most badass action star, \"Atomic Blonde\" \u2014 while not anywhere near the kinetic explosion of \"Fury Road\" \u2014 will certainly make it official.

The bruises turn out to be from the story she soon relates. Broughton spends the movie in a testy interrogation with her MI6 boss (Toby Jones) and a CIA chief (John Goodman). The mission she recounts is her dispatching to West Berlin to assist the station chief there, David Percival (a zany James McAvoy), in recovering a missing list with the names of every British asset \u2014 something the Russians are rather keen to obtain.

So far, that might sound somewhat le Carre-like. But it's not minutes after being picked up from the airport that Lorraine finds herself jabbing an assailant with her heel, pushing him out of a moving car, and forcing the driver into flipping the car over.

Leitch is a veteran stuntman who co-directed the action hit \"John Wick,\" in which Keanu Reeves wrecks endless vengeance on those who killed his dog. The backdrop is more lavish in \"Atomic Blonde,\" but the hand-to-hand combat is no less primary. Whereas another spy thriller might gradually go deeper into its complex networks of allegiances, \"Atomic Blonde,\" based on Antony Johnston's graphic novel \"The Coldest City,\" stays on the surface, keeps the body count increasing and the '80s score blaring.

And, man, does it blare. The soundtrack, especially early in the film, is bludgeoningly prominent. The combination of violence with '80s pop hits is, to Leitch, an inexhaustible cleverness. So if you want to see someone fatally beaten with a skateboard to the tune of Nena's \"99 Luftballons\" or a stabbing set to 'Til Tuesday's \"Voices Carry,\" you have finally found your film.

\"Atomic Blonde\" is largely a vacant, hyper-stylistic romp that trades on the thick Cold War atmosphere of far better films (not to mention \"The Americans\"). It's all dagger, no cloak. But it has two things going for it.

One is Leitch's facility with an action scene. The film, technically speaking, gets off to a rough start when a body is sent flying by a ramming car in the kind of blatantly unrealistic CGI fling that ruins movies. But he later goes for a much more bravura scene in a seemingly uncut sequence in which Broughton takes on a number of assailants on a stairwell in a fight that eventually spills out into the streets.

It's easy to see that Leitch is aiming for a more acrobatic version of the famous corridor scene from Park Chan-wook's \"Oldboy.\" And there's no doubt it will have some fans cheering for its audacious seamlessness. But the virtuosity on display is spoiled by its own showoff-y self-awareness. The sequence, a hermetic burst of filmmaking finesse, has nothing to do with the rest of film; it's just a calling card for a filmmakers' highlight reel.

But the other asset of \"Atomic Blonde\" is altogether more formidable. Theron doesn't so much as dominate \"Atomic Blonde\" as steadily subjugate every other soul in the film \u2014 and those in the audience \u2014 into her complete command. Like her more timid le Carre forebearers, there's no pleasure in her victories. There's only ruthless survival in a grim game.

She is most definitely atomic, but I'd try to do better than calling her a blonde.

\"Atomic Blonde,\" a Focus Features release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for \"sequences of strong violence, language throughout and some sexuality/nudity.\" Running time: 114 minutes. Two stars out of four.

___

Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP

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Oddly in synch with the narrative strategy (though without the imposing visual panache) of \u201cDunkirk,\u201d the other historical drama of the moment, director Kathryn Bigelow\u2019s \u201cDetroit,\u201d is an artfully frazzled mosaic of suffering, putting the audience through the wringer in the name of truth, injustice and what many see, still, as the American way with police brutality.

At its best the movie, written by Mark Boal, Bigelow\u2019s collaborator on \u201cThe Hurt Locker\u201d and \u201cZero Dark Thirty,\u201d evokes a spirit of mournful provocation, as the bloody Detroit events of July 1967 unfold. There are significant limitations, however, with Bigelow\u2019s latest film, and they prevent \u201cDetroit\u201d \u2014 a war chronicle no less than her masterworks \u201cThe Hurt Locker\u201d and \u201cZero Dark Thirty\u201d \u2014 from measuring up to those exceptional standards. In various, depressing ways, the film speaks to our present-day rage-fueled American divisions, clear echoes of where we were 50 years ago. Audiences are responding to \u201cDunkirk\u201d because it\u2019s a reassuring period piece, about grace under pressure and never giving up. \u201cDetroit\u201d is a tougher sell for a Friday night at the movies, because it\u2019s about people who never had a chance at justice in the first place.

The events are well known in some circles, less so in others. On July 23, 1967, police raided an illegal after-hours bar (a \u201cblind pig\u201d) on Detroit\u2019s Near West Side. This sparked riots that, as one character in the film notes, exceeded the destruction of the 1943 Detroit clashes between police and African-American citizens. In the movie Anthony Mackie plays a key supporting character, real-life Vietnam War veteran Robert Greene, caught up in the blind pig raid and the ensuing nightmare. He later described it as worse than anything he endured in Vietnam.

Some characters are pulled from the historical record; the key fictionalized character (for legal reasons), a venal, sociopathic police officer played by Will Poulter, is based on an officer found not guilty in court by an all-white jury. The excruciating centerpiece of \u201cDetroit\u201d concerns what happened at the Algiers Motel, an 11-dollar-a-night dive, home to hookers and johns and all kinds of transients. A group of officers, mistaking a starter\u2019s pistol for sniper fire, turned against innocent suspects in a show of outlandish, illegal force. With the tacit cooperation of state police and the National Guard, the interrogation turned on a sick game of pretend-killings (pretend for a while, anyway) in a room adjoining the hallway where various, battered and abused suspects were being held while police searched for a sniper\u2019s rifle that did not exist.

It\u2019s one hell of a difficult sequence to endure. Bigelow does not elide or cut out anything for the sake of going easy on the audience. The film\u2019s audience surrogate, who remains watchful on the margins of this long scene, is real-life security guard Melvin Dismukes, played by John Boyega of \u201cStar Wars: The Force Awakens.\u201d He\u2019s a singular note of decency amid an indecently cruel scenario.

This protracted Algiers Motel nightmare, which recalls the urban warfare of \u201cThe Battle of Algiers\u201d by more than name only, raises a question. Is there a way to dramatize a gut-grinding scene so that the audience stays rapt instead of checking out emotionally? Bigelow knows the answer is affirmative, but it\u2019s extraordinarily tricky. Here she cannily cuts in and out of the scene for rhythmic variety, picking up other plot strands for a while, then returning.

But Poulter is miscast, and one-note, and it seriously hurts \u201cDetroit.\u201d As written and as acted, the vicious cop here called Krauss (whom we first see shooting a looter in the back) serves as the embodiment of all law enforcement evil, a scared, racist, paranoid bully acting with impunity, pulling his partners (one willing, the other reluctant) into the escalating carnage. Screenwriter Boal has done copious research and read through various accounts of the evening, as recalled by various parties, but the scene is missing something. What should be impossible to look away from grows too easy to tune out.

Bigelow and cinematographer Barry Ackroyd plow through \u201cDetroit\u201d with an aggressively destabilized camera, familiar if you\u2019ve seen \u201cThe Hurt Locker\u201d and, even more extreme in its hand-held, faux-war documentary tactic, \u201cCaptain Phillips,\u201d both shot by Ackroyd. It\u2019s the logical aesthetic choice, but by now the conventional one. Striking and vivid in short bursts and its accumulation of outrages, \u201cDetroit\u201d might\u2019ve benefited from Bigelow working with a different director of photography, as well as a co-writer for Boal.

The casting, for the most part, seamlessly mixes relative newcomers with seasoned pros (Mackie\u2019s Vietnam vet; Algee Smith as a member of the vocal group The Dramatics, whose big break is forestalled by the riots; cameos taken by John Krasinski and Jennifer Ehle). The movie interpolates archival footage (Michigan Gov. George Romney decrying \u201choodlumism\u201d) indicated by a narrow aspect ratio. A prologue written by Henry Louis Gates Jr., charts the Great Migration and subsequent economic disenfranchisement of countless African-Americans. \u201cChange was inevitable,\u201d one title card reads in the animated \u201cDetroit\u201d opener, using illustrator Jacob Lawrence\u2019s paintings. It\u2019s a disarmingly folkloric way to introduce the blood-stained mosaic to come.

I watched \u201cDetroit\u201d with one eye on a movie yet to be made. If anyone is ever to take on a major piece of cinematic historical fiction dealing with Chicago in August 1968, Bigelow\u2019s \u201cDetroit\u201d offers intriguing signposts about what might, and might not, work. A handful of films, from \u201cThe Battle of Algiers\u201d to Paul Greengrass\u2019 splendid \u201cBloody Sunday,\u201d have met the challenge of dramatizing civil unrest and law enforcement outrages, memorably. \u201cDetroit\u201d comes close.

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\u201cDETROIT\u201d

2.5 out of 4 stars

MPAA rating: R (for strong violence and pervasive language)

Running time: 2:23

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\u00a92017 Chicago Tribune

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The tiny expressions living inside your smartphone come alive in this animated adventure. Voices by T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris. Written by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel and Mike White. Directed by Leondis. PG.

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Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.

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(Critics\u2019 Choices capsule reviews are by Kenneth Turan (K.Tu.), Justin Chang (J.C.) and other reviewers. Openings compiled by Kevin Crust.)

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OPENING IN HOLLYWOOD THIS WEEK

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\u201cAtomic Blonde\u201d \u2014 Charlize Theron stars as an MI6 agent ordered to Berlin to break up a savage spy ring. With James McAvoy, John Goodman, Toby Jones. Written by Kurt Johnstad, based on the graphic novel by Antony Johnston and illustrator Sam Hart. Directed by David Leitch. (1:55) R.

\u201cBirthright: A War Story\u201d \u2014 Documentary zeroes in on the far-reaching effects of the pro-life movement on women\u2019s access to reproductive health care. Directed by Civia Tamarkin. (1:45) NR.

\u201cBrigsby Bear\u201d \u2014 A young man raised in an underground bunker watching an ursine children\u2019s program learns his world is about to expand exponentially. With Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Claire Danes, Greg Kinnear, Andy Samberg. Written by Kevin Costello, Mooney. Directed by Dave McCary. (1:40) PG-13.

\u201cThe Conway Curve\u201d \u2014 After the passing of her father, a lonely woman welcomes the return of her long-lost brother, who may be after her inheritance. With Veronica Wylie, Bradley Snedeker, Casper Van Dien. Written by Richard Dane Scott, Marian Yeager. Directed by Yeager. (1:30) NR.

\u201cThe Emoji Movie\u201d \u2014 The tiny expressions living inside your smartphone come alive in this animated adventure. Voices by T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris. Written by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel and Mike White. Directed by Leondis. PG.

\u201cA Family Man\u201d \u2014 An ambitious corporate headhunter fights for a promotion as his son faces a medical crisis. With Gerard Butler, Gretchen Mol, Alison Brie, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina. Written by Bill Dubuque. Directed by Mark Williams, (1:48) R.

\u201c500 Years\u201d \u2014 The third in director Pamela Yates\u2019 Guatemalan trilogy tells the story of the indigenous Mayans and their fight against oppression. (1:45) NR.

\u201cImperfections\u201d \u2014 A struggling actress conspires to stage a diamond heist and frame her ex, only to discover she still loves him. With Virginia Kull, Ashton Holmes, Zach McGowan, Marilu Henner, Ed Begley Jr. Written and directed by David Singer, story by David Singer and Jonathan Singer. (1:46) R.

\u201cAn Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power\u201d \u2014 Former Vice President Al Gore continues his fight for renewable energy in this follow-up to the 2006 Oscar-winning climate change documentary. Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk. (1:38) NYR

\u201cThe Last Face\u201d \u2014 In wartime Liberia, a relief aid doctor and the director of an international organization have an affair as they battle over the best way to help those around them. With Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Adele Exarchopoulos, Jared Harris, Jean Reno. Written by Erin Dignam. Directed by Sean Penn. (2:10) R.

\u201cMenashe\u201d \u2014 A Hasidic Jew in Borough Park, Brooklyn, must prove to the community he is capable of raising his son after the death of his wife. With Menashe Lustig, Ruben Nyborg. Written by Joshua Z. Weinstein, Alex Lipschultz and Musa Syeed. Directed by Weinstein. (1:22) PG.

\u201cPerson to Person\u201d \u2014 An eclectic group of New Yorkers deal with problems large and small over the course of a single day. With Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson, Tavi Gevinson, Isiah Whitlock, Michaela Watkins, Philip Baker Hall. Written and directed by Dustin Guy Defa. (1:24) NR.

\u2018Santoalla\u201d \u2014 Documentary about a Danish couple who moved to a dying village in Spain where they faced a decades-long clash with locals before the man disappeared. Directed by Andrew Becker and Daniel Mehrer. In English and Gallegan with English subtitles. (1:23) NR.

\u201cStrange Weather\u201d \u2014 Holly Hunter stars as a college administrator in Mississippi who heads to New Orleans to confront the young man who stole her late son\u2019s business idea. With Carrie Coon, Shane Jacobsen, Glenne Headly. Written and directed by Katherine Dieckman. (1:32) R.

\u201cThe Untamed\u201d \u2014 A mysterious woman upsets the lives of a young Mexican mother, her husband and brother by introducing them to an otherworldly presence. With Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio. Written by Amat Escalante & Gibran Portela. Directed by Escalante. In Spanish with English subtitles. (1:40) R.

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CRITICS\u2019 CHOICES

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\u201cBaby Driver\u201d \u2014 Writer-director Edgar Wright spins a music-fueled saga about a youthful getaway driver whose romantic dreams of escape take a detour when a planned final heist goes sideways. With Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx. (J.C.) R.

\u201cBeatriz at Dinner\u201d \u2014 Salma Hayek gives perhaps the best performance of her career as an empathetic holistic healer who comes face-to-face with a rotten billionaire real estate mogul (a marvelous John Lithgow) in this queasily funny and suspenseful dark comedy from director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White. (J.C.) R.

\u201cThe Beguiled\u201d \u2014 Superbly acted by an ensemble that includes Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell, Sofia Coppola's Southern gothic chamber piece brings artful precision and a deft, distinctive feminist reading to a Civil War-era story previously adapted in 1971 by Don Siegel. (J.C.) R.

\u201cThe Big Sick\u201d \u2014 Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan are terrific as a young couple navigating the challenges of interracial romance and Muslim immigrant identity in director Michael Showalter's delightful, serious-minded comedy, which also features powerhouse supporting turns from Holly Hunter and Ray Romano. (J.C.) R.

\u201cDawson City: Frozen Time\u201d \u2014 An aesthetic knockout that\u2019s crammed with amazing facts, a documentary that\u2019s also a detective story, a history of a particular place that turns into an examination of an entire art form, this Bill Morrison documentary inspired by the Klondike gold rush and a legendary cache of silent films will make you swoon. (K.Tu.) NR.

\u201cEndless Poetry\u201d \u2014 The second chapter of Alejandro Jodorowsky\u2019s autobiographical fantasia is a visually ravishing, thrillingly strange tale of personal, artistic and social liberation set against the backdrop of the 1940s and \u201950s Santiago, Chile. (J.C.) NR.

\u201cA Ghost Story\u201d \u2014 Casey Affleck dons a bedsheet and stars opposite Rooney Mara in writer-director David Lowery\u2019s quietly compelling, low-budget experiment, a simple story of love and loss that gradually pries open a window onto eternity. (J.C.) R.

\u201cWar for the Planet of the Apes\u201d \u2014 An eerie quiet descends over this grim and masterful third \u201cPlanet of the Apes\u201d prequel, directed with bleak beauty by Matt Reeves (\u201cDawn of the Planet of the Apes\u201d) and crowned by another superb performance-capture turn from Andy Serkis as the soulful chimpanzee Caesar. (J.C.) PG-13.

\u201cWonder Woman\u201d \u2014 With forthright emotion, spirited humor and a surprisingly purposeful sense of spectacle, director Patty Jenkins and her superb star, Gal Gadot, have made a thrilling new superhero saga that might just save the typically nonthrilling DC Extended Universe. (J.C.) PG-13.

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This isn\u2019t up to the par of Luc Besson\u2019s \u201cLucy,\u201d but it\u2019s a more-than-serviceable science-fiction romp. \u201cValerian and the City of a Thousand Planets\u201d is based on \u201cVal\u00e9rian and Laureline.\u201d A French sci-fi comic book series that first appeared in 1967.

The story, which is set in the 28th century, has a welcome old-school feel. Major Valerian (Dane DeHaan, \u201cChronicle\u201d), and his assistant Sgt. Laureline (Cara Delevingne, \u201cPaper Towns\u201d) are assigned by the Human Federation Government to keep the peace in the human territories.

They travel to a distant planet where they retrieve a rare, valuable creature (its colorful, whimsical appearance is one of the coolest parts of the movie).

They return to Planet Alpha (the titular location, where thousands of species live together, sharing their cultures and expertise) to protect their commander (Clive Owen) who has been kidnapped by an alien race. Throughout the adventure, Valerian is connected mysteriously to a member of a race of gentle aliens whose planet was destroyed (think \u201cAvatar\u201d with slimmer, paler denizens).

Valerian and Laureline are in love \u2013 the kind of love you see in bickering-couples movies. They rescue each other, they insult each other, they tease each other and they mock each other. It\u2019s that rom-com tone that appeals to some and grates on the nerves of other viewers. It works here some of the time, and will appeal to fans of other light-hearted fare such as \u201cMr. and Mrs. Smith.\u201d

The two likeable leads share a nice chemistry. Additionally, some of the other characters are enjoyable, too. Ethan Hawke is in-your-face as a carnival-barker/pimp, and singer Rihanna is enticing as a dancer who tempts Valerian.

The film\u2019s strong suit is its look, which won\u2019t surprise anyone who has seen the trailers. In particular, the first alien planet the audience sees, with its tranquil environments and graceful creatures, is lovely to watch.

In fact, if you\u2019re a sci-fi fan who particularly appreciates environments and creatures \u2013 three duck-billed aliens provide a goofy comic relief that I found endearing -- I\u2019d recommend that you see this because of its dazzling effects. Speaking of visuals. I\u2019m a huge Lexus aficionado. So I was delighted to see a clever product placement: That\u2019s the Lexus logo on Valerian\u2019s sky jet.

Action abounds in this story that never takes itself seriously and devolves to silliness from time to time. With its eye candy, it has just enough going for it to bring it to above-average quality, especially for fans of the comics or space-focused adventure tales.

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Daily Record routinely publishes public records available through government agencies.

Births

TRINITY MOLINE

Megan and Alex Doane, Milan, girl, July 21.

Breana Biswell and Joseph Granell, Rock Island, girl, July 22.

Amanda Tapia and Robert Martinez, East Moline, girl, July 9.

Fire calls

BETTENDORF

Monday

False alarm: 1.

EMS calls: 7.

DAVENPORT

Monday

6:07 p.m., 2818 Dubuque St., building fire.

False alarms: 8.

Investigations: 5.

EMS calls: 46.

EAST MOLINE

Monday

EMS calls: 4.

MOLINE

Tuesday

Investigation: 1.

EMS calls: 2.

Monday

9:12 a.m., 425 55th St., vehicle fire.

12:23 p.m., 810 53rd St., assist.

10:51 p.m., 1150 41st St. #16, assist.

False alarm: 1.

Investigation: 1.

EMS calls: 16.

ROCK ISLAND

Tuesday

EMS calls: 3.

Monday

False alarm: 1.

EMS calls: 15.

Liens

SCOTT COUNTY

Thomas and Heather\u00a0Portz, 2515 E. Hayes St., Davenport, Iowa Department of Revenue, $1,008.

Snyder Construction LLC, Mark T. Snyder, 1607 W. River Drive, Davenport, Iowa Department of Revenue, $8,512.

Tim A.\u00a0Davenport, 113 N. 6th St., Princeton, Iowa Department of Revenue, $33,490.44.

Gregory V.\u00a0Smith, 2658 Hillside Heights Drive, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Iowa Department of Revenue, $3,549.

Advanced Auto Glass Inc., 1902 Brady St., Davenport, Iowa Department of Revenue, $7,081.20.

Kimberly L. and Richard L.\u00a0Brown, 3117 Chateau Knoll, Bettendorf, Iowa Department of Revenue, $7,081.20.

Sawvell Drywall Inc., P.O. Box 166, Davenport, Iowa Workforce Development, $624.05.

Steve\u00a0Slyter, 1638 Front St., Blue Grass, Iowa Workforce Development, $1,820.04.

Jeffrey A.\u00a0Hay, 2702 N. Harrison St., Davenport, Iowa Department of Revenue, $1,512.22.

Middletown Repair Inc., P.O. Box 425, Princeton, Iowa, Department of the Treasury, $6,134.96.

Debra L.\u00a0Shipman, 636 River Drive, Princeton, Iowa, Department of the Treasury, 29,295.36.

American Food Service Equipment Sales Inc., 114 Warren St., Davenport, Department of the Treasury, $11,322.07.

Jim P.\u00a0Licandro\u00a0and Jolene\u00a0Sparks, 405 Woodlawn Road, Long Grove, Department of the Treasury, $60,223.56.

Production Tool Company LLC, 17154 214th St., Davenport, Department of the Treasury, $3,838.69.

Sandy L.\u00a0Cardoza, 2420 N. Zenith Ave., Davenport, Iowa Department of Revenue, $103,033.83.

Daniel J.\u00a0Kelly, 1 Friederichs Court, Davenport, Iowa Department of Revenue, $18,536.45.

Marc G.\u00a0Vanseveren, 5829 Lorton Ave., Riverdale, Iowa Department of Revenue, $18,536.45.

Kellys QCA Inc., 2222 E. 53rd St. Suite 10, Davenport, Iowa Department of Revenue, $18,536.45.

John C.\u00a0Schwegler, 5355 White Post Road, Bettendorf, Department of the Treasury, $55,129.20.

Robert D.\u00a0Brock, 723 E. Rusholme St., Davenport, Department of the Treasury, $106,055.29.

Brian D.\u00a0Sproston, 1001 Wigwam Hollow Road, Macomb, Illinois, Iowa Department of Revenue, $2,595.78.

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A Bettendorf couple is facing drug trafficking charges after they were caught with nearly 1 pound of packaged marijuana that had been sent to them through the mail, police say.

Tanner Kathleen Werthmann, 21, and her boyfriend, Steve Le, 24, both of 3208 Chateau Knoll, each are charged with one count of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana not exceeding 50 kilograms, failure to affix the required state drug tax stamp, and conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony.

Each of the charges is a Class D felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of up to five years.

According to the arrest affidavits filed by Bettendorf Police Officer Joshua Paul, on Tuesday at 9:23 a.m., Le picked up a package from the post office that was addressed to Werthmann.

The packaged smelled strongly of fresh marijuana.

Authorities followed Le to the Chateau Knoll residence where they initiated a traffic stop and seized the package. Inside the package was nearly 1 pound, 440 grams or .968 of a pound, of marijuana in 16 individual ounce-quantity bags, according to the affidavits.

Text messages between Le and Werthmann confirmed that both were selling the marijuana, according to the affidavits.

In a post-Miranda interview both Le and Werthmann stated they were selling the marijuana to help pay bills as money is tight, according to the affidavits.

Le said it was the third package sent to Chateau Knoll, according to the affidavits.\u00a0

Both Le and Werthmann were each being held Tuesday night in the Scott County Jail on a $15,000 surety bond.

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Baseball

State baseball pairings

At Principal Park (Des Moines)

Class 1A

Thursday's semifinals

Mason City Newman (33-3) vs. Remsen St. Mary's (28-7), 11 a.m.

Martensdale-St. Mary's (40-4) vs. Akron-Westfield (32-2), 1:30 p.m.

Class 2A

Thursday's semifinals

Iowa City Regina (28-7) vs. Dyersville Beckman (30-11), 5 p.m.

Centerville (24-10) vs. Kuemper Catholic (21-12), 7:30 p.m.

Class 3A

Tuesday's scores

Davenport Assumption 12, Bondurant-Farrar 2 (5 inn.)

Dubuque Wahlert 5, Marion 4

Sioux City Heelan 4, Saydel 1

Harlan 6, Oskaloosa 0

Friday's semifinals

Sioux City Heelan (32-12) vs. Harlan (35-2), 11 a.m.

Davenport Assumption (39-5) vs. Dubuque Wahlert (27-15), 1:30 p.m.

Class 4A

Today's games

Cedar Rapids Prairie (29-12) vs. Waukee (28-13), 11 a.m.

Johnston (38-3) vs. Linn-Mar (21-18), 1:30 p.m.

Iowa City West (31-8) vs. Cedar Rapids Washington (24-15), 5 p.m.

Dowling Catholic (34-8) vs. Mason City (26-17), 7:30 p.m.

Assumption 12, Bondurant-Farrar 2 (5 inn.)

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Tanner Bedier, Brody Sandin (2), Casey Zarr (3) and Hogan McIntosh. Trenton Wallace, Daniel Powers (4) and Tavien Gillette. WP \u2014 Wallace (10-0). LP \u2014 Bedier (6-3). Two or more hits \u2014 B-F, McIntosh; Assumption, Justus Burke 3, Luke Fennelly, Wallace, Nolan Melchert. 2B \u2014 Assumption, Wallace, Melchert, Donaven Juarez. HR \u2014 Assumption, Wallace, Melchert. RBI \u2014 B-F, Walter Long, McIntosh; Assumption, Wallace 4, Melchert 3, Ryan Wohlers 3, Fennelly 2.

Records: Bondurant-Farrar 21-16; Assumption 39-5

IHSBCA all-district teams

Class 1A Southeast

First team

Pitchers\u00a0\u2014 Trace Embray, sr., Twin Cedars; Reece Bird, sr., Durant; Reno Chiri, sr., New London; Chase Rath, sr., Highland

Catchers\u00a0\u2014 Bryce Houser, so., Lone Tree; Garret Colbert, sr., Highland

First base\u00a0\u2014 Brett Kelting, sr., Calamus-Wheatland

Second base\u00a0\u2014 Leo Callison, sr., Durant

Shortstop\u00a0\u2014 Avery Knock, so., Lone Tree

Third base\u00a0\u2014 Tucker Babbit, jr., Moravia

Outfield\u00a0\u2014 Avery Moore, sr., Sigourney; Keegan James, jr., BGM; Jovonte Squiers, sr., Lone Tree; Britt Noel, jr., New London

Utility\u00a0\u2014 Justin Henecke, sr., New London; Tyler Van Zante, sr., Lynnville-Sully; Bill Burton, sr., Highland; Mateo Varese, jr., Moravia; Garrett Rickels, sr., Calamus-Wheatland

Second team (area only)

Outfield\u00a0\u2014 Caleb Banowetz, fr., Calamus-Wheatland

Utility\u00a0\u2014 Curtis Lilienthal, jr., Durant

Class 2A Northeast

First team

Pitchers\u00a0\u2014 Carter Stochl, sr., New Hampton; Nick Durnin, sr., Dike-New Hartford; Connor McDermott, jr., Dyersville Beckman; Andrew Mescher, jr., Monticello

Catchers\u00a0\u2014 Trent Johnson, sr., Dike-New Hartford; Jacob Manternach, jr., Monticello

First base\u00a0\u2014 Noah Hopp, sr., New Hampton

Second base\u00a0\u2014 Kyle Sperfslage, jr., Monticello

Shortstop\u00a0\u2014 Riley LeGrand, sr., Dyersville Beckman

Third base\u00a0\u2014 Gannon O'Brien, jr., Cascade

Outfield\u00a0\u2014 Sam Stelken, sr., Dyersville Beckman; Bryce Simon, sr., Cascade; Zach Wemark, sr., New Hampton

Utility\u00a0\u2014 Ryan Gorman, sr., New Hampton; Jackson Bennett, jr., Dyersville Beckman; Kyle Dell, sr., Northeast; Clayton Mapel, sr., Dike-New Hartford; Lucas Benda, sr., Waterloo Columbus

Second team (locals only)

Outfield\u00a0\u2014 Matthew French, jr., Northeast

Class 2A Southeast

First team

Pitchers\u00a0\u2014 Collin McCrabb, so., Wilton; Ryan Schooley, jr., Iowa City Regina; Oden McCain, fr., Centerville

Catchers\u00a0\u2014 Trent Hoogerwerf, jr., Iowa City Regina; Treye Rinehart, sr., Centerville

First base\u00a0\u2014 Lowden Gabriel, sr., Louisa-Muscatine

Second base\u00a0\u2014 Trevor Slayton, so., Davis County

Shortstop\u00a0\u2014 KJ McCrea, jr., Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont

Third base\u00a0\u2014 Evan Reifert, sr., Wilton

Outfield\u00a0\u2014 Jared Townsend, so., Wilton; Trace Howard, jr., Wapello; Blake Berns, jr., Iowa City Regina

Utility\u00a0\u2014 Corey Anderson, so., Wilton; Nick Brandt, jr., Iowa City Regina; Kade Tharp, so., Davis County; Austin Leopard, sr., Louisa-Muscatine

Second team (locals only)

Pitcher \u2014 Nolan Leaton, jr., Wilton

Catcher\u00a0\u2014 Kaleb Timmsen, jr., Wilton

First base\u00a0\u2014 Luke Becker, so., Tipton

Outfield\u00a0\u2014 Jake Lenker, sr., Wilton

Utility\u00a0\u2014 Tyler Hartman, jr., Wilton; Logan Belzer, jr., Tipton

Class 3A Southeast\u00a0

First team

Pitchers\u00a0\u2014 Trenton Wallace, sr., Assumption; Ben Beutel, sr., Assumption; Kobey Schlotman, sr., Clear Creek Amana

Catchers\u00a0\u2014 McGwire Eden, sr., Central DeWitt; Tavien Gillette, sr., Assumption

First base\u00a0\u2014 Austin Simpson, so., Fairfield

Second base\u00a0\u2014 Tyler Elliott, so., Mount Vernon

Shortstop\u00a0\u2014 Luke Ira, jr., Solon

Third base\u00a0\u2014 Hunter Hoskins, jr., Fairfield

Outfield\u00a0\u2014 Justus Burke, sr., Assumption; Gavin Thompson, sr., Keokuk; Jack Cochrane, sr., Mount Vernon

Utility\u00a0\u2014 Cameron Baumann, sr., Fairfield; Daniel Powers, jr., Assumption; Jared Booth, sr., Mount Vernon; Justin Snyder, sr., Maquoketa

Second team (locals only)

Pitchers\u00a0\u2014 Garrett Finley, so., Central DeWitt; Nick Gottilla, so., Assumption

First base\u00a0\u2014 Nolan Melchert, sr., Assumption

Class 4A Southeast\u00a0

First team

Pitchers\u00a0\u2014 Clayton Nettleton, jr., Davenport West; Will Christophersen, jr., Pleasant Valley; Carter Bell, so., Bettendorf

Catchers\u00a0\u2014 Nick Hagen, sr., Burlington; Tony Barreca, jr., North Scott

First base\u00a0\u2014 Kam Arons, sr., Bettendorf

Second base\u00a0\u2014 Noah McCreary, jr., Davenport West

Shortstop\u00a0\u2014 Trevor Burkhart, jr., Davenport West

Third base\u00a0\u2014 Nick Acri, sr., Pleasant Valley

Outfield\u00a0\u2014 Adam Sacia, sr., North Scott; Josh Stivers, sr., Pleasant Valley; Logan Gluba, so., Davenport West

Utility\u00a0\u2014 Makai Hart, sr., Clinton; Johnny Sullivan, sr., Clinton; Max Slavens, so., Pleasant Valley

Second team

Pitchers\u00a0\u2014 Braydon Dobereiner, sr., Davenport West; Nate Holliday, sr., Muscatine; Ben Steidler, sr., North Scott

Catchers\u00a0\u2014 Ty Wenzel, sr., Clinton; Jackson Foulk, jr., Muscatine

First base\u00a0\u2014 Jared Beck, jr., Davenport North

Second base\u00a0\u2014 Brady Brunson, sr., Clinton

Shortstop\u00a0\u2014 Andy Whiteman, sr., Bettendorf

Third base\u00a0\u2014 Tyler Ciha, so., Bettendorf

Outfield\u00a0\u2014 Bryan Verdon, so., Davenport North; Everett Willson, jr., Burlington; Bobby Magnus, sr., Davenport Central

Utility\u00a0\u2014 Brooks Sunny, jr., North Scott; Justin Hutter, sr., Bettendorf; Will Kranz, so., Davenport Central

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Both retired teachers, they enjoy spending time with family (especially Cooper!) and fishing at the lake.","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["dave","jean","cooper","andy day","congratulations","carolyn day","tom"],"internalKeywords":[],"customProperties":{},"presentation":null,"images":[{"id":"de9792a8-7194-11e7-b77b-37492f5758d4","description":"Dave and Carolyn Day","byline":"","hireswidth":null,"hiresheight":null,"hiresurl":null,"presentation":"","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"903","height":"703","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/e9/de9792a8-7194-11e7-b77b-37492f5758d4/5977dad50d141.image.jpg?resize=903%2C703"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"78","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/e9/de9792a8-7194-11e7-b77b-37492f5758d4/5977dad50d141.image.jpg?resize=100%2C78"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"234","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/e9/de9792a8-7194-11e7-b77b-37492f5758d4/5977dad50d141.image.jpg?resize=300%2C234"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"797","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/e9/de9792a8-7194-11e7-b77b-37492f5758d4/5977dad50d141.image.jpg"}}}],"revision":1,"commentID":"6edc505c-7194-11e7-8c3b-cb4530797246","body":"

Dave and Carolyn Day will celebrate their

50th wedding anniversary on July 29th.

They have two children, Jean (Tom) Bahls, and Andy Day, and one grandson, Cooper.

They also have a beloved dog, Riley.

Both retired teachers, they enjoy spending time with family (especially Cooper!) and fishing at the lake.

Family and friends send heartfelt congratulations with many hugs and kisses.

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Iowa State Representative Gary Mohr and Iowa State Senator Jim Lykam will speak on legislative issues at the Bettendorf Business Network First Tuesday meeting at noon Aug. 1 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bettendorf.

Mary Bartemeyer, president of the Antique Automobile Club of the Mississippi Valley Region, will also speak on events happening Aug. 17-19 at the Isle Casino Hotel and the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center.

Mark Brandl and Danielle Mulholland from the Iowa DOT, Joe Taylor with the Quad-Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau and Jeff Reiter with the city of Bettendorf will give updates on the I-74 bridge project and other projects in the city.

The event is open to all businesses and interested individuals. There will be an opportunity for attendees to network.

Hilton Garden Inn will serve a buffet lunch for $10. Lunch includes an entr\u00e9e, salad, drink, tax and gratuity.

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A lawsuit challenging the legality of Iowa\u2019s school funding formula has been dismissed in district court.

The ruling highlights remaining questions as to whether education is a basic right in the state.

Former and current students of the Davenport Community School District brought the lawsuit in December, arguing the state\u2019s funding formula creates inequities in school funding across the state.

The formula allows for some school districts to spend as much as $175 more per student. Those extra dollars can mean additional hundreds of thousands for districts\u2019 general funds, which are used to pay for staff and curriculum needs.

On June 29, a district court judge dismissed the lawsuit, partly because plaintiffs asserted the formula \u201cviolates a fundamental right\u201d to a public education.

\u201cWhether the right to education is a fundamental right remains an open question in Iowa,\u201d the ruling states. \u201c... Iowa Courts do not currently recognize the right to education as a fundamental right.\u201d

Chase Cartee of the Cartee Law Firm in Davenport, which represented the plaintiffs, said they are considering an appeal.

\u201cI think this case is probably destined to go the Iowa Supreme Court at some point,\u201d Cartee said. \u201cIt\u2019s for them to decide if education is a fundamental right in Iowa or not. ... They\u2019ve never really ruled on it, (and) this might be the one.\u201d

When it was created in the early 1970s, Iowa\u2019s funding formula for schools sought to create more equitable funding among the state\u2019s school districts, Iowa Department of Education spokeswoman Staci Hupp said. Before a statewide formula was created, funding varied widely among districts.

\u201cIn the early \u201970s, we moved toward a school funding formula that increased state aid substantially,\u201d Hupp said. \u201cThe change there was driven by two goals \u2014 to make sure funding was more equitable across school districts \u2026 and to protect property taxpayers.\u201d

The state sets a funding level for all school districts \u2014 $6,591 per pupil in fiscal year 2017 \u2014 but districts that were spending more per student when the formula was created still are authorized to spend at those higher levels.

The Davenport Community School District, for example, was authorized to spend $6,591 per student, while its neighboring districts of Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley were authorized to spend $6,665 and $6,724, respectively.

In the Cedar Rapids area, the Cedar Rapids, College Community, Mount Vernon and Solon school districts also are authorized to spend at the $6,591 per pupil level. Other districts are authorized to spend more per student: Marion Independent, $6,693; Clear Creek Amana, $6,627; Iowa City, $6,608; Linn-Mar, $6,592.

The Davenport lawsuit had named the state of Iowa, the state Legislature, former Gov. Terry Branstad and the Iowa Department of Education as defendants.

The Davenport district had \u201cno involvement whatsoever\u201d with the lawsuit, Superintendent Art Tate said in an email. He declined to comment further.

A spokeswoman for the school district, Dawn Saul, said the district \u201cwill move forward\u201d despite the gap between its funding and other schools.

\u201cThere\u2019s an inequality in the school funding formula in Iowa,\u201d Saul said. \u201c... Davenport and many other districts, probably about half around the state, have said, \u2018Hey, we, too, would like equal funding.\u2019\u201d

Were the Davenport school district authorized to spend at the highest rate allowed in the state, it would have added $863,000 to its budget in fiscal year 2017.

The Iowa Department of Education filed an ethics complaint against Tate in December, Hupp said. Tate and the school board decided to dip into the district\u2019s reserve funds to make up that difference, despite state law forbidding it.

The Board of Educational Examiners, which handles such complaints and has the authority to revoke educators\u2019 licenses, declined a request from The Gazette for comment on the status or existence of a complaint or investigation, citing confidentiality.

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa \u2014\u00a0Sioux City native J.D. Scholten was bound for distant Cerro Gordo County and handled media calls in a car Tuesday after announcing his candidacy for Iowa\u2019s 4th Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Steve King.

Scholten's announcement was posted Tuesday to his campaign website, which said an official launch event will be held at an unspecified date. Scholten is a Democrat who becomes the party\u2019s sole candidate after Kim Weaver of Sheldon dropped out of the 2018 race.

In a phone interview, Scholten, 37, said he has little name identification in his first run for elective office as he adjusts to his new life after returning to Iowa in June. Scholten also noted that he has ties all over the 39 counties of the 4th District; his parents hail from Larchwood and Lake Mills, and he lived in Nevada and Sioux City over his years of being raised with Iowa values, he said.

Scholten was on his way to speak to three groups in Clear Lake, then was headed back to Siouxland for stops in Le Mars on Wednesday and in Sioux City, prior to a weekend fundraiser in Minnesota, the state he most recently lived in. He's pointing toward the November 2018 election for the chance to beat King, a person Scholten didn't name in the interview.

\"I am dedicating the next 17 months of my life to traveling and meeting as many people as possible,\" he said. \"I am asking a lot of my little Nissan Altima.\"

Scholten, in a website statement, said politics have become too divisive and divorced from the lives of people.

\"I was raised to believe that hard work, civility and community are the values we should all aspire to, and I\u2019m committed to bringing the same values and a new energy to this campaign,\" Scholten said. \"The 4th needs a voice that cares more about building our district\u2019s future than it does about dividing us apart.\"

King has won seven elections to the U.S. House, beginning in 2002. King defeated Weaver in 2016.

Scholten graduated from Sioux City\u2019s East High School, then played baseball at Morningside College and the University of Nebraska before graduating from Nebraska. He played baseball for several years in the U.S. and overseas, including for the Sioux City Explorers. He also worked as a paralegal.

He is a son of Jim Scholten, who retired in 2011 after 28 years as Morningside baseball head coach.

Scholten said he bought his childhood home and will work remotely as a paralegal and technical consultant. He said the fact that he is single will give him plenty of time to campaign.

\"I have to show who I am,\" he said.

His biography notes that Scholten is a lifelong Democrat who took a 20-hour, one-way bus ride to protest the war in Iraq and has volunteered on local, state and national campaigns.

Scholten said health care will be a key issue, saying the Affordable Care Act enacted by Democrats should not be completely repealed by majority party Republicans. He said the health care law should be amended to cover as many people as possible, while care should be given as efficiently as possible.

\"Medicare for all is what I am leaning toward,\" he said.

If other Democrats enter the Iowa 4th field, a party primary in June 2018 would determine the nominee.

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Research on corn, soybeans and vegetables will be featured during a field day at Iowa State University\u2019s Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm\u00a0Aug. 15.\u00a0

The field day is 1-4 p.m. at the farm, located at 111 North St., Fruitland, Iowa. There is no charge to attend.

Presentation topics include:

\u2022 Overview of research trials

\u2022 Biochar potato and sweet corn study

\u2022 Soybean variety trials and studies

\u2022 Soybean cyst nematode trials and studies

\u2022 Local agronomic issues

To register, contact farm manager Joshua Michel at 563-262-8787 or jjmichel@iastate.edu; or visit farms.ag.iastate.edu/content/muscatine-island-research-and-demonstration-farm.

The field day is sponsored by Iowa State Extension and Outreach and the Muscatine Island Research Farm Association.

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CEDAR RAPIDS \u2014 Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Trainor issued his first citation for texting while driving three days after the ban took effect.

It was on Blairs Ferry Road, a busy east-west arterial in northern Cedar Rapids, \u201cand she was right beside me texting,\u201d the trooper said. \u201cI buzzed my horn at her, but she didn\u2019t notice, so I pulled her over.\u201d

More motorists on Iowa roads will be taking notice of the texting ban as the patrol steps up enforcement efforts of the distracted driving law in new and creative ways.

The law, which took effect July 1, bans reading, writing and sending electronic messages while driving. Violators can be fined $30.

On Interstate 80 near the Quad-Cities, one enforcement action had troopers patrolling in a recreational vehicle, which gave them a higher vantage point to see texting drivers, said Lt. Brian Votroubek of Post 12 in Stockton.

Although not many citations have been issued, Votroubek said the enforcement actions have been successful.

\u201cIt helps get the word out that we\u2019re doing it,\u201d he said. \u201cWe\u2019re just trying to keep people safe and keep the roadway open.\u201d

Post 11, which includes Linn, Johnson, Benton, Iowa, Poweshiek and Tama counties, is using more informal enforcement actions, Trainor said. In some cases, troopers are driving unmarked cars while looking for texting drivers as well as motorists violating speed and seat belt laws.

Votroubek expects Post 12 will continue enforcements in \u201cshort bursts.\u201d It\u2019s hard to do longer enforcements because troopers get other service calls. In two cases, Votroubek said, troopers have been called away from enforcement actions to respond to traffic crashes.

An enforcement action Tuesday by Post 11 was interrupted when troopers had to respond to fatal crashes, Trainor said.

In another enforcement action, Department of Natural Resource officers relayed sightings of texting drivers to troopers, Trooper Alex Dinkla said.

\u201cDriving through a construction zone? The man or woman on the side of the road in construction gear might just be a trooper,\u201d he said.

Drivers have been surprised when pulled over for distracted driving because they assume they\u2019re being pulled over for something else, Votroubek said.

\u201cWhen we talk to them, they understand they\u2019re not supposed to be doing it,\u201d he said.

Troopers do get \u201cblowback\u201d from drivers saying they were not texting but instead using a GPS app, which is permitted along with making phone calls, Trainor said.

\u201cBut it you see them holding the phone and their thumbs are moving, it\u2019s pretty obvious,\u201d Trainor said.

One common misconception is that texting is permitted at stop signs and stop lights. But unless a vehicle is off the traveled portion of the road and in park, that\u2019s illegal, Trainor said.

Drivers have been stopped not only texting but playing video games and watching YouTube videos, Votroubek said.

In some cases, Trainor said, troopers are issuing warnings rather than citations. Some also have handed out cellphone sleeves. When a phone is placed in the sleeve, conductive fabric lining blocks radio frequencies from reaching it.

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Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton believes Saturday\u2019s Quad-City Times Bix 7 couldn\u2019t come at a better time.

Since taking the oath to become an American citizen nearly 15 months ago, the native of Kenya has earned six national titles.

In that time, Tuliamuk-Bolton has won United States championships at 5K, 20K, twice at 25K and in cross country, most recently adding to that collection of success earlier this month when she won the U.S. 10K women\u2019s championship with a first-place finish at the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta.

Saturday, she will chase the U.S. championship for seven miles during the 43rd annual Bix 7, which is hosting the national seven-mile championship race for the fifth time.

\u201cI can\u2019t think of a better situation \u2014 seven championships, seven miles, Bix 7, perfect,\u2019\u2019 Tuliamuk-Bolton said.

It all seemingly adds up to make the 28-year-old who is currently the top-ranked competitor on USA Track & Field\u2019s road race circuit the favorite in the Bix 7 women\u2019s field heading into the 8 a.m. race through the streets of Davenport.

\u201cThis has been one of the greatest years of my running career. The last few races, everything has gone according to plan,\u2019\u2019 Tuliamuk-Bolton said.

She has reached that plateau at a time in her career by finding balance between her competitive objectives and the rest of her life.

A one-time Iowa State runner who completed her collegiate career at Wichita State, Tuliamuk-Bolton lives and trains in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

She is also putting to use the degree she earned from Wichita State in public health.

Tuliamuk-Bolton works part-time as a caregiver for Comfort Keepers, averaging just under 20 hours per week assisting senior citizens in their homes.

She helps them with personal care and transportation needs and has found the work to be the perfect complement to her athletic endeavors.

\u201cI have made so many new friends. They have become like a family to me,\u2019\u2019 Tuliamuk-Bolton said. \u201cIt makes me feel so good to talk with them and be around them. They make my day better and I try to make their day better. They make me so happy.\u2019\u2019

Most now follow Tuliamuk-Bolton\u2019s career as well.

\u201cThey ask me questions about how things are going and when the races are on TV, they watch. They cheer me on,\u2019\u2019 she said. \u201cIt is very rewarding to me. I appreciate them so much.\u2019\u2019

Tuliamuk-Bolton hopes to give them something to celebrate this weekend as she returns to the Bix 7.

She finished fifth in her debut in the Davenport road race in 2015, an effort she expects to improve on this year.

Experience will make a difference, she believes.

\u201cBeing there two years ago, that is important to me now,\u2019\u2019 Tuliamuk-Bolton said. \u201cI remember being up there and five of us coming down the big hill on the way to the finish line, but I underestimated how much further it was after the turn (onto Third Street). I learned from that and the hope is the knowledge I gained from that race can help me now.\u2019\u2019

Tuliamuk-Bolton likes the Bix 7 course, which she labels challenging.

\u201cIt tests you. It is such a different race, but that is what I like about being on the road,\u2019\u2019 she said. \u201cIn our sport, there are races where you run on an oval and it is all the same and there are races on the road with all sorts of challenges.\u2019\u2019

The hills, both the short and steep ones and the long, steady inclines that create the tests on the Bix 7 course, are among the elements Tuliamuk-Bolton enjoys.

She also embraces the out-and-back course and the opportunities it provides.

\u201cWe all run road races for so many different reasons and everybody runs a race like Bix for their own goals,\u2019\u2019 Tuliamuk-Bolton said. \u201cThe other people on the course, the people I run with going out and the people I run past after the turnaround, they inspire me. Everyone has a story to tell.\u2019\u2019

Tuliamuk-Bolton hopes to add another chapter to her own story this weekend in Davenport.

She said this year\u2019s race fits well into her current training schedule. She has topped 100 miles per week in her training the past two weeks before cutting back this week to be ready to challenge the Brady Street hill at the start of the Bix 7.

Her next endeavor will likely be preparing for a marathon, but for now Tuliamuk-Bolton has her energies centered on earning a seventh national championship.

\u201cTo have a chance to wave the flag and celebrate, it means so much to me,\u2019\u2019 Tuliamuk-Bolton said. \u201cI appreciate the opportunities that I have here every day and to win my seventh championship at the Bix 7, it would be great. That is what I want to do.\u2019\u2019

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\u00a0A 21-day road closure of 38th Street from eastbound John Deere Road in Moline\u00a0will begin today, Eddie Coryn, project manager for McCarthy Improvement, said in a news release.

Access to stores in Rock River Plaza will be via 41st Street.

After\u00a0this phase of the project is completed, access to 38th Street will be restored from eastbound John Deere Road. An update will be sent out at that time that will illustrate how to access 38th Street.

\u2014\u00a0Thomas Geyer

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The Scott County Board of Supervisors will vote Thursday on a proposal to join six other Iowa counties and create a Lower Cedar Watershed Management Authority.

At Tuesday\u2019s committee-of-the-whole meeting, supervisors considered the pros and cons of the Muscatine County Soil and Water District\u2019s request to partner and participate in the authority as approved by the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District. Supervisors\u2019 support would ensure county representation on the authority board of directors along with Muscatine, Cedar, Linn Johnson, Jones and Louisa counties.

Future issues to be addressed by the authority include assessing and reducing flood risk, monitoring federal flood risk planning and activities and improving water quality.

Although the proposal presented by County Planning Director Tim Huey does not obligate or appropriate county funds for the authority, Supervisor Diane Holst questioned the conservation district\u2019s taxing authority.

\u201cCan the soil and conservation district board levy taxes to pay for whatever the watershed management authority needs?\u201d Holst asked.

\u201cThe district has taxing authority whether the group forms or not,\u201d Huey said.

Jan McClurg, secretary for the Iowa Department of Agriculture Land Stewardship, spoke in favor of forming the authority.

\u201cThere is no way they (soil and water conservation district or the authority) plan to start taxation of any kind,\u201d McClurg told supervisors.

\u201cI\u2019d rather have representation,\u201d Supervisor Ken Beck said in support of the resolution that will appear on the Board of Supervisors regular meeting agenda at 5 p.m. Thursday at the county Administrative Center, 600 W. 4th St., Davenport.

In other business, supervisors considered staff recommendations to approve bids on replacing carpet on the fourth floor of the Administrative Center, design services recommendations for the second-floor Clerk of Court offices in the county courthouse and design and engineering services for the former Patrol Headquarters on Tremont Avenue that was recently vacated by the Sheriff\u2019s Office. Respective low bids for the projects came in at $63,962 from Paragon Commercial Interiors, $23,000 from Wold Architects and $23,000 from Walker Coen Lorentzen from Iowa City, a new vendor for the county.

Sheriff Tim Lane asked supervisors to approve an annual federal grant contract that covers most of the salary and benefits package for a deputy to investigate violence committed against women. Cases include, but are not limited to, domestic abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking. Scott County matches $19,950 of the $59,848 grant.

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A Davenport man on probation for threatening people with a shotgun last year was back behind bars Tuesday following a shots-fired incident Monday night.

Hunter Dean Bonnell, 19, faces charges of going armed with intent and felon in possession of a firearm or offensive weapon. Both charges are Class D felonies punishable by up to five years in prison.

Bond was set Tuesday morning at $5,000 cash-only. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will be arraigned Aug. 17.

At 5:37 p.m. Monday, Davenport police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Esplanade Avenue for a report of shots-fired.

Police say Bonnell possessed a .22-caliber rifle and is seen on surveillance video pointing it at people who were driving down Esplanade Avenue.

Bonnell admitted to possessing the rifle and said he was a convicted felon, which prevents him from owning or possessing a firearm, according to police.

No other information regarding the incident was available. An arrest affidavit filed Tuesday does not indicate whether Bonnell fired the rifle.

In May, he was given a suspended five-year prison sentence and placed on three years of probation on a charge of going armed with intent.

Police say on Aug. 14, Bonnell went to a home in the 2200 block of Rockingham Road, pointed a shotgun at the residents, cocked the shotgun and verbally threatened them.

At the time of his arrest, he was awaiting sentencing on charges of first-degree theft, third-degree criminal mischief and assault while displaying a weapon in connection with a robbery on Feb. 7.

He was sentenced in September to a suspended 10-year prison sentence and placed on four years of probation on the felony theft charge. Bonnell also was sentenced to a consecutive five-year sentence and placed on probation in an unrelated attempted burglary case.

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Early in his ongoing 26-year career as Pleasant Valley boys tennis coach, Randy Brockhage felt his players needed more tournaments to improve in competition.

United States Tennis Association tournaments required membership and another cost on top of the entry fee for whatever event they were participating in. Kids were just not playing in very many tournaments, then, Brockhage said.

So working with the likes of Bill Moylan, Jim Russell and Glenn Pelecky, Brockhage opted to start the PV Open Tennis Tournament. Now in its 20th\u00a0year, it has both adult and youth divisions.

\u201cBasically, it\u2019s another opportunity for kids to play in tournaments,\u201d Brockhage said. \u201cTo be good, you need to (play in tournaments).

This year\u2019s tournament will run Aug. 3-5 and be played on the Bettendorf High School tennis courts due to construction around Pleasant Valley High School. Brockhage hopes to attract more than 100 participants.\u00a0

There are four youth divisions, starting at 12-and-under up to 18-and-under in both singles and doubles.

Though the adult division is for anyone over 18, younger teens can enter that division if they so desire.

The tournament is seeded. There is just one adult singles division each for males and females and both a male and female doubles division and a mixed doubles division.

Trophies will be given for first and second places in youth singles and doubles divisions while plaques will be given to adult top two finishers.

\u201cWe wanted to encourage kids to play in it,\u201d Brockhage said. \u201cThen they would not be so apprehensive to play in other tournaments.\u201d

Brockhage also said adults are welcome as part of the tournament's goal to offer an event for all the people in the community.

And the fact that the tourney has made it to its 20th year means something to Brockhage.

\u201cBasically the fact that it\u2019s something you started 20 years ago and it\u2019s still going strong,\u201d he said. \u201cBecause it\u2019s been 20 years and we keep putting on a tournament and people keep coming and enjoying it, a lot of good tennis is played and a lot of good times are had. I am just proud of it and like to keep it going.\u201d

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