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After reading the Quad-City Times Aug. 18 article regarding Davenport City Council 2nd Ward Alderman Maria Dickmann's, opinion of Davenport Alderman Ray Ambrose, 4th Ward, I feel I must respond.

I have only lived in Davenport a little less than six years, but I am a taxpaying citizen in Mr. Ambrose's district. I am proud to say I live in a culturally and racially diverse neighborhood that has seen great change in the past three years.

My neighborhood has gone from primarily owner-occupied family homes to more and more rentals. Many of my long-term neighbors (15 or more years) have sold their homes and moved on due to the changes. We have many more issues involving the police and people tend to keep to themselves, which equates into a lack of \"neighborhood.\"

I thoroughly disagree with Ms. Dickmann's portrayal of Mr. Ambrose, whom my husband and I have called upon numerous times. I have always found him to be polite, understanding, and extremely helpful. I see no bigotry or hatred coming from him. He truly cares about the quality of life of his constituents.

Although I believe we must call out bigotry or hateful comments and actions when we see/hear them, I feel Ms. Dickmann's comments have ulterior motives. After all, the article did explain that she is endorsing Susan Weir in the upcoming election. I, for one, will be casting my vote for Mr. Ambrose, who has proven he cares about his district. Thank you, Ray.

Julie Fisher

Davenport

"}, {"id":"bc23cff9-0c52-5396-b4df-34004be84f11","type":"article","starttime":"1503556200","starttime_iso8601":"2017-08-24T01:30:00-05:00","sections":[{"columnists":"opinion/columnists"}],"application":"editorial","title":"Heller: Mini-golf is a riverfront attraction worth supporting","url":"http://qctimes.com/opinion/columnists/article_bc23cff9-0c52-5396-b4df-34004be84f11.html","permalink":"http://qctimes.com/opinion/columnists/heller-mini-golf-is-a-riverfront-attraction-worth-supporting/article_bc23cff9-0c52-5396-b4df-34004be84f11.html","canonical":"http://qctimes.com/opinion/columnists/heller-mini-golf-is-a-riverfront-attraction-worth-supporting/article_bc23cff9-0c52-5396-b4df-34004be84f11.html","relatedAssetCounts":{"article":0,"audio":0,"image":1,"link":0,"vmix":0,"youtube":0,"gallery":0},"byline":"Dave Heller","prologue":"I love vacations. No meetings, no conference calls, no emails -- no work. Recently, my family took a vacation. Amusement parks, restaurants, the beach, all family fun. But the most fun we had was while miniature golfing. I couldn\u2019t stop laughing as my 6 year-old son Cade kept trash-talking, boasting how he\u2019d \u201cschool\u201d his daddy on the putt-putt course.","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["baseball","sport","golf","commerce","fun","finance","economics","worth","cade","non-profit","golf club","roby smith"],"internalKeywords":[],"customProperties":{},"presentation":null,"images":[{"id":"1f348a9b-e0c8-50cc-8add-3e9fd72a8435","description":"Heller","byline":"","hireswidth":null,"hiresheight":null,"hiresurl":null,"presentation":"mugshot","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"620","height":"541","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/1/f3/1f348a9b-e0c8-50cc-8add-3e9fd72a8435/583cde549515e.image.jpg?resize=620%2C541"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"87","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/1/f3/1f348a9b-e0c8-50cc-8add-3e9fd72a8435/53d4786105753.preview-100.jpg"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"261","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/1/f3/1f348a9b-e0c8-50cc-8add-3e9fd72a8435/53d47860a47cb.preview-300.jpg"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"893","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/1/f3/1f348a9b-e0c8-50cc-8add-3e9fd72a8435/53d47860cf10c.preview-1024.jpg"}}}],"revision":3,"commentID":"bc23cff9-0c52-5396-b4df-34004be84f11","body":"

I love vacations. No meetings, no conference calls, no emails -- no work.

Recently, my family took a vacation. Amusement parks, restaurants, the beach, all family fun. But the most fun we had was while miniature golfing. I couldn\u2019t stop laughing as my 6 year-old son Cade kept trash-talking, boasting how he\u2019d \u201cschool\u201d his daddy on the putt-putt course.

And he did.

Cade\u2019s countenance was stern as he tapped the orange ball, watched it navigate a narrow bridge, ricochet off an angled wall and roll gently into the waiting cup. Seeing him hoist his golf club in the air as if he\u2019d just won the Masters, pure joy enveloping his face, is a memory etched indelibly in my mind.

I want every Quad-Cities family to enjoy such wonderful memories. That\u2019s why my partner and pal, Roby Smith, and I have asked the city of Davenport for permission to build an 18-hole miniature golf course around and behind the base of the Ferris wheel at Modern Woodmen Park, entirely on the west side of the jogging path.

Like so many fans with whom we\u2019ve spoken, Roby and I believe this decision is a no-brainer. Mini-golf will attract families to Davenport\u2019s beautiful riverfront. It will take an area that\u2019s currently an eyesore and make it genuinely attractive. It will give young people throughout the Quad-Cities another fun (and affordable) amenity to enjoy all summer long. And it will make our wonderful ballpark, already voted \"the Best Minor League Ballpark in America,\u201d even more of a regional attraction.

Best of all, it won\u2019t cost taxpayers more money; Roby and I would pay for the course ourselves. Approval would even save taxpayers the cost of maintaining this land. And, yes, the course would be open even when the River Bandits are on the road.

Hopefully, our track record counts for something. Before I purchased the team, attendance had been declining. Since then, attendance has steadily increased. The Bandits today average nearly twice as many fans per game as the Swing did before I purchased and renamed the team.

We\u2019re also giving back.

Last year, our staff volunteered more than 1,200 hours and we donated more than $320,000 in cash and merchandise to Quad-Cities charities, including $50,000 to help fund free flu shots for every Quad-Cities child. This year, we\u2019ll do even more. We\u2019ve established the largest college scholarship fund in all of Minor League Baseball; we proudly cover the tuition for three area students to attend St. Ambrose University, Augustana College and Eastern Iowa Community College.

Now, in partnership with Dick Bittner and the Bechtel Trust, we\u2019ve established a new non-profit corporation, which owns four rides, including Iowa\u2019s only double-decker carousel and the thrilling Wind-Up and Double Play. At year\u2019s end, that non-profit, overseen by an independent board, will distribute every penny of profit to charities benefiting under-privileged children right here in the Quad-Cities. Every cent.

Our mission hasn\u2019t changed: We provide the Quad-Cities great baseball and fun, affordable, family-friendly entertainment. And we help create life-long memories for area families. Baseball, the Ferris wheel and all our rides play a big part in fulfilling that mission. Mini-golf will, too.

Because that\u2019s what drives us: the support we receive from every segment of this great community, families, businesses, community leaders and, most importantly, friends and neighbors on both sides of the river. We\u2019re not only humbled by your support, we\u2019re driven by it. Your passionate backing makes us even more determined to give back \u2013 and make better \u2013 this wonderful place we proudly call home.

Now, armed with the Downtown Partnership\u2019s unanimous endorsement, we\u2019re seeking approval from the Riverfront Improvement Commission for the miniature golf course. I hope you, dear reader, will support us.

Even more, I hope if we do get approval, you\u2019ll bring your children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, to Modern Woodmen Park \u2013 to watch championship baseball, ride the rides and play mini-golf. If you\u2019re lucky, you too might get \u201cschooled\u201d by your youngster. There\u2019s no better feeling in the world.

"}, {"id":"bb5fa2c2-7430-548a-af06-f5fa6f9e89a3","type":"article","starttime":"1503556200","starttime_iso8601":"2017-08-24T01:30:00-05:00","sections":[{"letters":"opinion/letters"}],"application":"editorial","title":"Letter: Alt-right, alt-left one and the same","url":"http://qctimes.com/opinion/letters/article_bb5fa2c2-7430-548a-af06-f5fa6f9e89a3.html","permalink":"http://qctimes.com/opinion/letters/letter-alt-right-alt-left-one-and-the-same/article_bb5fa2c2-7430-548a-af06-f5fa6f9e89a3.html","canonical":"http://qctimes.com/opinion/letters/letter-alt-right-alt-left-one-and-the-same/article_bb5fa2c2-7430-548a-af06-f5fa6f9e89a3.html","relatedAssetCounts":{"article":0,"audio":0,"image":0,"link":0,"vmix":0,"youtube":0,"gallery":0},"prologue":"How ironic, our Democratic friends are now leading the charge to tear down Civil War and other monuments that Democrats erected. Will highways and buildings names for former Sens. Robert Byrd, D-West Virginia and James Fulbright, D-Arkansas, be next? I see that some at the University of Southern California are on the warpath because the horse ridden by their mascot has (almost) the same name as Gen. Robert E. Lee\u2019s horse. This year, Democrats in Iowa ceased naming their fundraising dinner the \"Jefferson-Jackson\" gathering. Why?","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["shoesmith","democratic party","alt-right movement","alt-left","civil war","robert byrd","james fulbright","university of sourthern california","horse mascot","traveler","thomas jefferson","andrew jackson","mainstream media","protesters","democrat","military","politics","charge","media","mainstream","america"],"internalKeywords":[],"customProperties":{},"presentation":null,"revision":2,"commentID":"bb5fa2c2-7430-548a-af06-f5fa6f9e89a3","body":"

How ironic, our Democratic friends are now leading the charge to tear down Civil War and other monuments that Democrats erected. Will highways and buildings names for former Sens. Robert Byrd, D-West Virginia and James Fulbright, D-Arkansas, be next?

I see that some at the University of Southern California are on the warpath because the horse ridden by their mascot has (almost) the same name as Gen. Robert E. Lee\u2019s horse. This year, Democrats in Iowa ceased naming their fundraising dinner the \"Jefferson-Jackson\" gathering. Why?

If the alt-right and alt-left were put on a circular continuum, each would turn around and see the other. The beliefs of both \"alts\" should be condemned.

Mainstream media is trying to convince America that the alt-left represents \"victims\" of all sorts of ills. It is OK for them to wreak havoc on Americans and their property, but the alt-right, well that is another matter.

But more and more people are seeing through this ploy knowing it takes two to tango. This kind of violent confrontation will continue however, as long as it\u2019s a useful tool of mainstream media to move their agenda of changing America. Their vision and mine are not the same.

Reg Shoesmith

Bettendorf

"}, {"id":"622fe2bc-d82f-50aa-ab36-c2e1eecc7c52","type":"article","starttime":"1503556200","starttime_iso8601":"2017-08-24T01:30:00-05:00","sections":[{"columnists":"opinion/columnists"}],"application":"editorial","title":"Guest view: '13 Reasons Why' set suicide prevention back","url":"http://qctimes.com/opinion/columnists/article_622fe2bc-d82f-50aa-ab36-c2e1eecc7c52.html","permalink":"http://qctimes.com/opinion/columnists/guest-view-reasons-why-set-suicide-prevention-back/article_622fe2bc-d82f-50aa-ab36-c2e1eecc7c52.html","canonical":"http://qctimes.com/opinion/columnists/guest-view-reasons-why-set-suicide-prevention-back/article_622fe2bc-d82f-50aa-ab36-c2e1eecc7c52.html","relatedAssetCounts":{"article":0,"audio":0,"image":1,"link":0,"vmix":0,"youtube":0,"gallery":0},"byline":"Beau Pinkham","prologue":"After Netflix released \u201c13 Reasons Why\u201d the show instantly produced record internet buzz - over 11 million Twitter mentions in the first month after its release. Increasing the visibility of suicide is important and when done correctly, makes a difference. The show, with its millions of viewers had potential to bring suicide prevention into public consciousness, bringing about positive change. Instead, the show produced a negative effect.","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["pinkham","netflix","13 reasons why","suicide","suicide prevention","suicide hotline","the crisis center","crisis intervention services","journal of the american medical association","mental health advocates","mental illness","mental health awareness","the s word documentary","englert theatre","johnson county","work","prevention","internet","education","message","show","conversation","media","viewer"],"internalKeywords":[],"customProperties":{},"presentation":null,"images":[{"id":"cfc4c40c-01a5-5855-8659-e3fff8b5e59c","description":"","byline":"","hireswidth":2948,"hiresheight":4423,"hiresurl":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/c/fc/cfc4c40c-01a5-5855-8659-e3fff8b5e59c/599d9fba8df24.hires.jpg","presentation":"mugshot","versions":{"full":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1175","height":"1762","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/c/fc/cfc4c40c-01a5-5855-8659-e3fff8b5e59c/599d9fba3eca4.image.jpg?resize=1175%2C1762"},"100": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"100","height":"150","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/c/fc/cfc4c40c-01a5-5855-8659-e3fff8b5e59c/599d9fba3eca4.image.jpg?resize=100%2C150"},"300": {"type":"image/jpeg","width":"300","height":"450","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/c/fc/cfc4c40c-01a5-5855-8659-e3fff8b5e59c/599d9fba3eca4.image.jpg?resize=300%2C450"},"1024":{"type":"image/jpeg","width":"1024","height":"1536","url":"https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/qctimes.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/c/fc/cfc4c40c-01a5-5855-8659-e3fff8b5e59c/599d9fba3eca4.image.jpg?resize=1024%2C1536"}}}],"revision":6,"commentID":"622fe2bc-d82f-50aa-ab36-c2e1eecc7c52","body":"

After Netflix released \u201c13 Reasons Why\u201d the show instantly produced record internet buzz - over 11 million Twitter mentions in the first month after its release. Increasing the visibility of suicide is important and when done correctly, makes a difference. The show, with its millions of viewers had potential to bring suicide prevention into public consciousness, bringing about positive change. Instead, the show produced a negative effect.

I do not support censorship, but I do support media owning its responsibility to help suicide prevention advocates like The Crisis Center of Johnson County provide a coherent message for people who are thinking about suicide. Producers skirted the topic of suicide prevention, half-heartedly publicizing suicide prevention resources only after facing public backlash.

Because of their apathy, crisis centers (whose resources are already stretched thin) are left to face the consequences.

The Crisis Center is one of many agencies across the country tasked with helping people continue this conversation about suicide. Our mission is to put ourselves in spaces where clients are all across Iowa. We teach. We reach out. We try to support people, whether they find us or we find them.

But despite what may appear a fresh opportunity to spread awareness, I am concerned with our ability to meet the demand created by this one show.

\u201c13 Reasons Why\u201d dominates the mental space of the suicide prevention professionals I regularly engage with. At a sociology conference I attended in April, the show came up at almost every session. And the show\u2019s damaging messages affect Iowans too. The Crisis Center answered calls from schools and student groups concerned by the effects they saw in among youth. We presented information about suicide to kids, teens, teachers, and advisers in a frank, non-sensationalized way.

We cannot reach everyone who viewed the show, yet we must continue trying. I am sick of talking about \u201c13 Reasons Why.\u201d

Since \u201c13 Reasons Why\u201d first became available on Netflix, searches for \u201chow to commit suicide\u201d increased by 26 percent, according to research by the Journal of the American Medical Association. This finding scares me.

The rallying cry of media-types defending these kinds of pieces is that it \u201cstarts a conversation\u201d about suicide for the greater good. But there is no greater good when someone who has suicidal thoughts sees media like \u201c13 Reasons Why\u201d and looks up how to complete the act.

I often wonder about the people who never find us. Those who, after seeing a young girl kill herself in her bathtub during a graphic three-minute long scene, turn to Google and start reading whatever they may find on the vast, cultural wilderness of the Internet.

After watching their highly problematic depiction, viewers receive no information about where they can turn to continue the conversation. And despite 13 episodes worth of content, some of the most important questions about suicide remain unanswered. What is the right way to talk about suicide? What are the warning signs? What can the public do to prevent the millions of other suicides that will happen in America in 2017?

I am writing this to make you aware that The Crisis Center is here to help you answer some of those questions. No matter where you live, our trained, non-judgmental staff is here to help 24-hours a day, by phone at 855-325-4296 or chat at iowacrisischat.org. We\u2019re here for you.

No matter where you are in your mental health journey, The Crisis Center is here to keep this conversation going. All you have to do is reach out. Even if you haven\u2019t struggled with mental health and just want to learn what you can do to help others, we hope you will help us continue the conversation:

\u2022 \u201c13 Reasons Why:\u201d A Conversation, 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 30 at Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A

\u2022 \u201cThe S Word,\u201d free documentary screening, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19, Englert Theatre, Iowa City

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As a former eighth-grade U.S. history teacher, it is distressing to read the misunderstanding of the Civil War events. It was the Confederate states that declared war on the United States by bombarding Fort Sumter, South Carolina in 1861. This act of treason was responded to with the forces of the U.S. army.

During the Civil War, there were over 600,000 casualties, which exceeds the nation\u2019s loss in all its other wars. Prisoner of war camps claimed over 55,000 emaciated prisoners who perished. To deter future generations, it would have been better to preserve the prison camps that could have been compared to the Nazi prison camps without the ovens.

In 1846, Iowa joined the United States as a free state. No other state had a higher percentage of its male population serve in the U.S. military during the Civil War. Iowans fought valiantly in many major battles. Republicans and Democrats alike shed their blood in defense of the United States.

President Lincoln himself in 1863 identified a list of top Confederate generals who deserved to be imprisoned for treason. Gen. Ulysses Grant convinced President Andrew Johnson that by convicting Confederate leaders of treason that it would make them martyrs. Several decades later, it happened anyway with the erection of monuments making the traitors look like heroes.

Julie Stewart Ziesman

Waukee, Iowa

"}, {"id":"f15485ef-b60f-5c08-b2c4-84641478e1f9","type":"article","starttime":"1503469800","starttime_iso8601":"2017-08-23T01:30:00-05:00","sections":[{"letters":"opinion/letters"}],"application":"editorial","title":"Letter: Racism is very American","url":"http://qctimes.com/opinion/letters/article_f15485ef-b60f-5c08-b2c4-84641478e1f9.html","permalink":"http://qctimes.com/opinion/letters/letter-racism-is-very-american/article_f15485ef-b60f-5c08-b2c4-84641478e1f9.html","canonical":"http://qctimes.com/opinion/letters/letter-racism-is-very-american/article_f15485ef-b60f-5c08-b2c4-84641478e1f9.html","relatedAssetCounts":{"article":0,"audio":0,"image":0,"link":0,"vmix":0,"youtube":0,"gallery":0},"prologue":"Recently, U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, stated his thoughts on Facebook regarding the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Sasse is a center-right legislator and author of the book, \u201cThe Vanishing American Adult,\u201d which I read and for the most part agree with. In his Facebook post, Sasse said \u201cWhite supremacy and racism are un-American, period.\u201d I believe this is a great statement in the ideal, but is unfortunately not true in reality. In reality, white supremacy and racism have been part of America since slavery was codified in colonial Virginia during the 1660s.","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["gross","ben sasse","nebraska senator","charlottesville","virginia","white supremacists","racism","slavery","13th amendment","14th amendment","15th amendment","civil rights act of 1964","voting rights act of 1965","discrimination","minorities","politics","internet","law","ideal","white supremacy","school"],"internalKeywords":[],"customProperties":{},"presentation":null,"revision":2,"commentID":"f15485ef-b60f-5c08-b2c4-84641478e1f9","body":"

Recently, U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, stated his thoughts on Facebook regarding the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Sasse is a center-right legislator and author of the book, \u201cThe Vanishing American Adult,\u201d which I read and for the most part agree with.

In his Facebook post, Sasse said \u201cWhite supremacy and racism are un-American, period.\u201d I believe this is a great statement in the ideal, but is unfortunately not true in reality. In reality, white supremacy and racism have been part of America since slavery was codified in colonial Virginia during the 1660s.

The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, as well as the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts of the 1960s were passed because of the existence of white supremacy and racism. If this ugliness had not existed, none of the above-mentioned amendments and laws would have been necessary. The ugliness still exists and was an undercurrent in the last presidential election.

I believe white supremacy and racism will be un-American when housing neighborhoods are fully integrated; when some parents no longer send their kids to private schools or move to North Scott or Pleasant Valley primarily to avoid having their children attend schools with a significant number of minority students; and when I no longer hear a landlord from this area say \u201cI won't rent to 'em.\u201d

We can profess lofty ideals about white supremacy and racism being un-American, but until our behavior, both personal and as a society, accurately reflect those ideals, we still have some work to do.

Joe Gross

Donahue

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It seems to me the time is now for President Donald Trump to resign or be removed. It is not only because he has from the beginning of his campaign and as president, indicated his racism toward blacks, Muslims and Hispanics, and revived the right-wing hate thugs, but he has.

It\u2019s not only that he almost daily makes outrageous and untrue claims about his accomplishments, but he has.

It\u2019s not only that he knows very little about the world outside of New York and the U.S. and refuses to read or listen to the experts, and so makes very bad diplomatic judgments, but he does.

It is not only that he praises dictatorial leaders, such as Russia\u2019s President Vladimir Putin, the Philippines murderous president and the Saudi Arabian regents. But he has. It is not only that in order to induce special interests to support him, his anti-regulation actions will cause pollution of our water and the air we breathe, and lead to more food sicknesses, but they will.

It is not only because he has alienated most Democrats and increasingly a very large number of Republicans, but he has.

The list could go on. But he needs to go since he has disgraced the office of the president by focusing almost exclusively on promoting adulation for himself and using the office to add to his wealth and that of his enterprises. The ordinary duties are neglected or done begrudgingly. My plea is \u201cgo away now.\u201d

Don Moeller

Davenport

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Illinois House Republicans can't have it both ways. On Wednesday, they'll either stand with Gov. Bruce Rauner or their constituents.

There's no middle ground.

The House is slated for two make-or-break veto overrides, one highly touted and the other much less sexy. Both resulted from Rauner's heavy hand with the veto pen. And both could die on the proverbial vine if House Republicans choose political expediency over the most basic tenets of governance.\u00a0

First, there's SB 1, a simmering political battle that, on the governor's end, is more about the need for a political victory than effective governance. Basically all political stripes in Illinois agree that the state's formula for funding public school districts is unfair, draconian and undercuts property-poor districts. SB 1 is, in fact, the direct result of years of study, much of which was conducted by Rauner appointees.

But, hot off a substantial political defeat over the state budget, the freshman Republican governor doubled down. He tapped anti-Chicago parochialism to justify his veto of SB 1. Rauner's eye is solely focused on whipping up support downstate. To that end, he's politicized and minimized the education of students in Chicago Public School District (CPS), an admittedly broken district, but one with a surplus of poor neighborhoods. He's minimized the economic contribution Illinois' sole metro contributes to the state in taxes and culture. And he's threatened payments to districts in East Moline, Bloomington and Decatur, a fact that would ultimately cost local taxpayers after schools go out for loans to keep the lights on.\u00a0

This assertion is only reinforced by the backward approach Rauner and his disciples used to justify his veto. They came at it with a pre-determined conclusion. And, ever since, they've tossed excuses at the wall hoping one would stick. One day it's a \"bail out,\" a quickly debunked talking point. The next, it's about Chicago's over-reliance on tax increment financing. Sure, a debate about TIFs is long overdue. And the state's busted pension system is indeed in need of drastic overhaul. But holding students hostage isn't the appropriate hammer with which to pound those nails.

SB 1 is bound to get almost all the attention, but it's not the only override on the House agenda.

Simply put, Rauner's opposition to the Debt Transparency Act (DTA) is unjustifiable from a man who pledged to bring business sense to Springfield. The legislation is simple enough: Require executive agencies to report bills every month. As things now stand, agencies must only report their debts every October. Any business would be cooked if it managed its books in the blind, like Illinois does now. It made so much sense, in fact, that nine House Republicans, including Tony McCombie, R-Savannah, initially supported it. They should stick by their convictions and help override Rauner's ham-fisted veto. \u00a0

This is about accurately balancing the books. Nothing more. Nothing less. And yet, Rauner's prolonged spat with Comptroller Susana Mendoza superseded even the basic principles of accounting. As expected, Rauner griped about such an allegedly onerous mandate. In essence, his veto is a direct assault on transparency and sound financial practices. In effect, Rauner endorsed a state operation that cuts checks without actually knowing what's owed. It's utter madness.

In most legislative cycles, all this would be dealt with in September's veto session. The 15-day clock, required for legislative action, wouldn't begin until then. But, that's not the case this year since the House convenes Wednesday to take up SB 1. Lawmakers have 15 days as of Wednesday morning to override the DTA veto, which was only issued on Friday.\u00a0

House Republicans find themselves in a bind. Rauner's war chest is massive and his personal wealth could fuel primary challenges against any Republican who opposes him. He's desperate for a win and willing to punish any defectors.

House Republicans can either show themselves part of the solution when the override votes reach the floor. Or they can stand with Rauner and contribute to more senseless dysfunction. \u00a0

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If you\u2019re still wondering when River Roots Live is this year, you have some studying up to do about Alternating Currents.\u00a0

The new multi-venue festival concept, which has replaced River Roots Live, features more than 100 performances, from stand-up comedy to film screenings to concerts to arts and craft fairs, on Friday and Saturday at 16 venues around downtown Davenport.

Picture this: At any given moment, there could be a film screening outside Great River Brewery while comedians perform at Me & Billy and bands play at the Redstone Room or Daytrotter. At the same time, the Quad-City Arts Chalk Festival and OMG Becky Festival, a vintage arts and craft fair, will be happening on 2nd Street.

Sound overwhelming yet?

\n

Kyle Carter, executive director of the Downtown Davenport Partnership, has heard that reaction plenty when describing the mega festival in recent months.

\u201cThere\u2019s so much to see that we just keep telling people to get downtown, bottom line, and explore,\u201d Carter said. \u201cWhen you get down here, embrace that feeling of, 'I got to keep moving because I might miss something.' Don't be overwhelmed.\u201d

To help with your exploration, we put together this festival guide. Read on for all you need to know about the inaugural Alternating Currents.

Why no more River Roots Live?

Short answer: Too expensive. The former festival, in which bands such as OAR, Better than Ezra and Guitar Army performed to a crowd of 20,000 people at LeClaire Park, required a lot of set-up, such as sound equipment, liquor licensing, tents and porta potties, that meant a budget of around $400,000. With threats of lower-than-average attendance or rain, putting that price point into an annual event proved too risky, said Jason Gilliland, director of events with the Downtown Davenport Partnership. Since Alternating Currents is operating out of established venues, \u201ccosts are inherently lower,\u201d he said. \u201cPlus, this way, we can put a spotlight on all the businesses and venues and what\u2019s happening in downtown Davenport.\u201d

What\u2019s the inspiration behind Alternating Currents?

The layout is modeled after South by Southwest, a fest in Austin, Texas, which was attended earlier this year by 285,000 people and Mile of Music, an Appleton, Wisconsin music festival which reached an attendance of 70,000 people, in which festival-goers bounce around several venues to see performances happening concurrently.

Here, annual festivals such as Daytrotter Downs and GAs Feed & Seed Festival have similar set-ups, though, \"This is 50 times bigger,\" Carter said.

\u201cIt\u2019s a choose your own adventure festival,\u201d Carter said. \"We have so much to discover here, and we want to showcase it.\"\u00a0

What\u2019s there to see?

\"Ben

Festival headliner Ben Folds is slated to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adler Theatre, Davenport.\u00a0

Along with headliner Ben Folds, who is scheduled to perform for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adler Theatre, Alternating Currents offers a taste of today's music, comedy, arts and film scenes, each act hand-picked by area booking managers and taste-makers. See the full schedule attached to this story as well as online at alternatingcurrentsqc.com. And readon for more on each element: 

\"Mo

\u201cYes, you can go to other cities to see music and art; you can go to Iowa City or Des Moines or Chicago. But all of that is happening here, too, and that\u2019s something to take pride in as a community,\" said\u00a0Mo Carter, brand curator at Great River Brewery and area musician who is performing twice at Alternating Currents.\u00a0

How much is it?

To see Ben Folds and Julien Baker on Saturday\u00a0at the Adler Theatre, tickets, $29, $49, $59 and $79, are available at\u00a0Ticketmaster.com, the Adler Theatre Box Office and by phone at\u00a0800-745-3000.\u00a0

To see concerts at the Redstone Room, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel and Daytrotter, your best bet is a weekend pass that costs $15 and covers all shows at those main venues on Friday and Saturday. A weekend pass gives you priority access to concerts. You can also pay $5 per show. Those passes are available online at alternatingcurrentsqc.com

In addition, the comedy, film, art and a portion of the concerts are free. Venues where admission is free include the Figge Art Museum, Great River Brewery, Carriage Haus, Kilkenny's Pub, Me & Billy, the River Music Experience\u2019s outdoor courtyard, The Current Iowa\u2019s rooftop bar, called Up, Mac's Tavern, Barrel House, Front Street Brewery, Bucktown Center for the Arts and CoworkQC. The OMG Becky Fest and Quad-City Arts Chalk Art Festival are both free.

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This Canadian production, originally titled, \u201cBallerina,\u201d finally hits U.S. theaters equipped with a Carly Rae Jepsen summer jam, \u201cCut to the Feeling.\u201d But you\u2019ll spend an hour and 27 minutes waiting for the film to cut to that tune because the ramshackle storytelling leaves much to be desired in this tale of a young girl finding passion and purpose through dance.","supportsComments":false,"commentCount":0,"keywords":["felicie","ballet","cinema","show","literature","camille","bye","dancing","leap!","rudy","elle fanning"],"internalKeywords":["#lee","#gallery"],"customProperties":{},"presentation":null,"revision":2,"commentID":"de20e7a0-69cc-535c-8484-55438d1b6e0d","body":"

The animated feature \u201cLeap!\u201d pirouettes onto screens this weekend, hoping to snag the attention of young audiences during the dog days of summer. This Canadian production, originally titled, \u201cBallerina,\u201d finally hits U.S. theaters equipped with a Carly Rae Jepsen summer jam, \u201cCut to the Feeling.\u201d But you\u2019ll spend an hour and 27 minutes waiting for the film to cut to that tune because the ramshackle storytelling leaves much to be desired in this tale of a young girl finding passion and purpose through dance.

Though the distressingly large lollipop heads of the characters are often disconcerting, some of the animation is striking, and near photorealistic. It just seems like all of the resources have been put into the background environment instead of the characters.

There is a lot misplaced effort in \u201cLeap!\u201d and unfortunately, very little seems to have been put into the story and screenplay, written by Laurent Zeitoun, Eric Summer and Carol Noble. It is all over the place and inconsistent \u2014 perhaps retooled for too many different markets.

We\u2019re plunged into the drama right away, as dreamers F\u00e9licie (Ellie Fanning) and Victor (Nat Wolff) bid \u201cbye bye\u201d to their draconian orphanage in the French countryside and hitch a ride to Paris. She wants to be a dancer, and he wants to be an inventor, not that this is well-established at all.

Within a day, Victor is working for an unnamed Gustav Eiffel, and F\u00e9licie has scammed her way into a prestigious ballet school after taking the acceptance letter intended for spoiled brat Camille (Maddie Ziegler), for whose evil mother (Kate McKinnon) F\u00e9licie has been working. It\u2019s totally justified because Camille threw F\u00e9licie\u2019s dead mother\u2019s music box out a window. Pursue your dreams, kids! Commit mail fraud! And identity theft! (You know your movie has a serious storytelling problem when you start thinking, \u201cthat mean mom has a point\u2026\u201d)

Not only does F\u00e9licie have to juggle two identities, but she has to juggle two boys, Victor, and Russian dancer Rudy (Tamir Kapelian), though it\u2019s entirely unclear how old everyone is. F\u00e9licie is young enough to have to lived in an orphanage in 1880s France, but old enough for dating, apparently.

The grasp of time in \u201cLeap!\u201d is nebulous at best. What seems like days pass in just 24 hours at some points. Then there are the truly strange anachronisms throughout. The contemporary pop soundtrack notwithstanding, F\u00e9licie traipses around in denim shorts, and the characters say things like \u201cyour dancing sucks\u201d and they make \u201cHammer Time\u201d jokes. And yet, we know it\u2019s supposed to be the 19th century, because of the proliferation of top hats and horse-drawn carriages, and because both the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty are under construction. It\u2019s an inconsistency that\u2019s hard to get over.

Elle Fanning does give a charming voice performance and the dancing is lovely to watch (choreographed by stars of the Paris Opera Ballet), but there are so many haphazard elements to \u201cLeap!\u201d that it never comes together. It doesn\u2019t commit to a time period, the characters are constantly flip-flopping, and F\u00e9licie\u2019s journey doesn\u2019t always seem honestly earned. You may just want to wait for \u201cLeap!\u201d to hit home entertainment before you take the plunge.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

\u2018LEAP!\u2019

2 out of 4 stars

Cast: Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kate McKinnon, Maddie Ziegler

Directed by \u00c9ric Warin and Eric Summer

Rated PG for some impolite humor, and action.

Running time: 1 hour, 29 minutes

\u2014\u2014\u2014

\u00a92017 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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The most legitimately divisive movie of the moment, the unnerving crime thriller \u201cGood Time\u201d moves like a streak, barely able to keep up with its characters.

The reckless, selfish, charismatic man at its core, Constantine \u201cConnie\u201d Nikas, is a small-time Queens, N.Y., hustler of Greek-American extraction. He\u2019s played by Robert Pattinson. The actor\u2019s \u201cTwilight\u201d vampire career afforded the young, minimally impressive actor the chance to get better at his line of work, one uncommercial movie at a time, as he worked with interesting directors on daunting material.

This impulse brought Pattinson to New York filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie, writers and directors and brothers. The cruelty inherent in their stories takes on a propulsive new dimension in \u201cGood Time,\u201d the Safdies\u2019 two-man leap into the dictates of genre filmmaking. It\u2019s also their first project blending expressive non-actors with a handful of established names, including Pattinson and Oscar nominees Jennifer Jason Leigh and, from \u201cCaptain Phillips,\u201d Barkhad Abdi.

Pattinson, as many have noted, is nearly unrecognizable here as Connie, a twitch in perpetual motion, a fast talker, and a user of everyone around him. There are times when you catch him acting; some of the physical mannerisms and, especially, the vocal work and the dialect flourishes, seem like calculation, not quite absorbed into the fabric of the overall performance. But it\u2019s a real performance, and Pattinson isn\u2019t showboating here. The character of Connie is a fabulist and a weasel, and Pattinson\u2019s characterization makes each sweaty chapter of this crime story fascinating.

It\u2019s not simply Connie\u2019s story. The opening scene belongs to the other brother, Nick (played with perfect pitch and emotional nakedness by co-director Benny Safdie). In tight, intimidating close-ups we see Nick in a drab office with a court-appointed psychiatrist (Peter Verby). As the doctor questions the developmentally and hearing-challenged young man, we learn bits and pieces of what Nick and Connie have endured living with their abusive grandmother, who enters the story later. It\u2019s an extraordinarily deft overture: just enough exposition to tell us what need to know about the stories leading up to this one.

Connie bursts into the room, interrupts the session, and busts his brother out so that they can embark on the adventure of their lives, for better or worse. There\u2019s a bank robbery on the agenda. Connie convinces Nick he can do it; he tells him he has the stuff it takes to commit a crime.

Wearing racially provocative dark-skinned masks (\u201cstop messing with it!\u201d Connie tells Nick) the Nikas boys dash with the money, but right away the good times promised by the title prove slippery. In short order the robbery goes flooey, and Nick winds up in the hospital after a brutal beating he suffers on Rikers Island. Where the Safdies take the story from there becomes a dizzying and dizzyingly plausible odyssey of improvisation, a survival game of perpetually shifting rules.

The racial undercurrents in \u201cGood Time\u201d are harsh and not entirely resolved (some of it\u2019s cruel, period), but I think it\u2019s part of a legitimate and seriously affecting picture of where we are in America today. Sean Price Williams\u2019 gorgeous long-lens cinematography favors dense telephoto imagery, often sustained for long, richly detailed passages of action, instead of the usual shaky-cam faux-documentary tics. The script by Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein comes alive, thanks in large part to the gripping electronic score by Oneohtrix Point Never. In the Safdie movies the sound design is right on top of the action; it\u2019s the sound of nervous systems under extreme pressure.

Most crime movies, even alleged indies, make it easy for the audience to take sides and establish clear rooting interests. \u201cGood Time\u201d is better than that: It\u2019s not always easy to take, yet you can\u2019t look away.

(R, 3 1/2 of 4 stars, 1 hr. 40 min.)

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Martial arts legend Bruce Lee gets his start in 1964 San Francisco and challenges a master. With Phillip Ng, Xia Yu, Billy Magnussen. Written by Stephen J. Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson. Directed by George Nolfi. (1:29) PG-13.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) \u2014 The country music community honored the late Glen Campbell during the 11th annual Academy of Country Music Honors in Nashville, Tennessee, following his death this month at the age of 81.

Campbell's family was in attendance Wednesday night to watch the performance by Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Maren Morris at the Ryman Auditorium.

Morris sang \"Galveston,\" a signature hit for the country star, actor and television personality with boyish good looks and friendly tenor. Campbell announced in 2011 that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

\"It's just really comforting to us to know that Glen is so well respected and admired and that he has influenced so many entertainers throughout the years,\" Kim Campbell, his widow, told The Associated Press prior to the show.

His son, Cal Campbell, said there has been an outpouring of messages from fans all over the country since his death on Aug. 8. He was buried in a private funeral in his hometown of Delight, Arkansas.

\"People just talking about how he changed their life, gave them a reason to pick up the guitar, helped them turn their life around and leave substance abuse behind,\" Campbell said.

Other country icons were also honored during the awards show, which was taped and will air on CBS on Sept. 15. Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and George Strait were all feted with performances by Brad Paisley, Hillary Scott, Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton and Alan Jackson.

Additional honorees were the late author and songwriter Shel Silverstein, Toby Keith, Kelsea Ballerini, songwriter Lori McKenna, radio host Bob Kingsley and the cast and crew of the TV show \"Nashville.\"

The ACMs also recognized several musicians, producers and engineers, as well as musical venues.

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you.

The pop star who whipped her army of Swifties into a frenzy with video snippets of slithery snake parts on social media posted the title of her new album, \"Reputation,\" and announced online it will be out Nov. 10.

The first single, she said in a series of posts, will drop Thursday night. And she threw in the album's cover art for good measure: a black-and-white photo of herself \u2014 head and shoulders, in slouchy sweater, hair swept back \u2014 against a backdrop of newsprint reading, simply, \"Taylor Swift\" over and over again.

Swift, who is followed by millions on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, wiped her feeds clean Friday and replaced the black void Monday with the first of three reptilian videos, each offering just a tad more of a snake, from tail to squirmy middle and finally its beady red eyes and ominous fangs lunging briefly at the camera.

The teasers put fans on high alert, and the snake imagery evoked snake emojis used against her in various dis-fests last year, including one with Kim Kardashian West after West claimed Swift knew about hubby Kanye's reference to Swift in his song \"Famous.\"

The album would be Swift's sixth studio effort and the first since the 2014 release of \"1989,\" which is the last time she teased fans online, that round with mysterious Polaroid photographs. She scrubbed her feeds Friday of everything from profile pictures to accounts she follows. It was three years to the date from when she dropped the song \"Shake It Off\" and announced \"1989\" \u2014 and just a few days after her courtroom assault trial victory against a former radio DJ in Denver.

Word of a new album lifted Swift to a top trending topic around the world Wednesday on Twitter ahead of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, to be hosted by Katy Perry, a former friend.

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) \u2014 Police in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam detained the driver of a van with Spanish license plates and a number of gas tanks inside after a concert by an American rock band was cancelled Wednesday night following a threat, the city's mayor said.

A Spanish counterterrorism official said the van is not connected to the attacks that killed 15 people in Spain last week.

The official said investigators discarded a possible link between the van's driver and the extremist cell that carried out the attacks in and near Barcelona after questioning the driver and examining the van. Rotterdam police could not be reached for a reaction to the Spanish official's comments.

Police detained the driver for questioning about two hours after a concert by Los Angeles band Allah-Las was called off after Dutch police received a terror warning. Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said the warning came from Spanish police.

However, Aboutaleb said at a hastily arranged press conference that it was too soon to link the van to the unspecified threat directed at the concert.

\"It is not yet good to say that the things are linked,\" Aboutaleb said. \"It still has to be established that there was a link between the van and the threat. We can't say that yet.\"

Military explosives experts checked the van and a police officer later got behind the wheel and drove the vehicle away, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported.

Police said in a statement that the van contained \"a couple of gas bottles.\"

The Dutch terror threat level, which is at level four of a five-step scale, remained unchanged, Lodewijk Hekking, a spokesman for the country's counterterror chief told the AP in a text message.

The Spanish counterterrorism investigation official said Spain's Civil Guard received \"an alert indicating the possibility of an attack today in a concert that was going to take place in Rotterdam.\"

The Civil Guard shared the information with Dutch authorities and is investigating the threat, said the source, speaking anonymously because the Civil Guard is still probing the threat.

Police in Spain have been investigating the deadly vehicle attacks last week in and near Barcelona. They later found bomb-making equipment that included more than 100 tanks of butane gas, nails and 500 liters of acetone.

Rotterdam police said they took the information about a threat \"seriously enough that after discussion with organizers it was decided to cancel the event.\"

Concert organizer Rotown said earlier on Twitter that the concert venue, a former grain silo called Maassilo, was being evacuated because of the unspecified threat. The show hadn't yet started when the decision to cancel it was made.

Dutch television showed officers in body armor outside Maassilo and what appeared to be members of the band leaving the venue in a white van with a police escort. By around midnight, the area was calm and police had lifted the cordon they earlier put up around the venue, the NOS reported.

Allah-Las is a four-piece band from Los Angeles.

In an email to The Associated Press, the band's label, Mexican Summer, said: \"Due to a potential terror threat at The Maassilo in Rotterdam, the Allah-Las show was cancelled tonight.

\"Details are not available at this time as the incident is still under investigation. The band is unharmed and are very grateful to the Rotterdam Police and other responsible agencies for detecting the potential threat before anyone was hurt.\"

In an interview with British newspaper The Guardian last year, band members said they chose the word Allah, Arabic for God, because they were seeking a \"holy sounding\" name and did not realize it might cause offense.

\"We get emails from Muslims, here in the U.S. and around the world, saying they're offended, but that absolutely wasn't our intention,\" lead singer Miles Michaud told the newspaper. \"We email back and explain why we chose the name, and mainly they understand.\"

\u2014\u2014\u2014

Aritz Parra in Madrid contributed to this story.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

This story has been corrected from an earlier version to show Allah-Las derived its name from Allah, the Arabic word for God, not All.

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If you\u2019re still wondering when River Roots Live is this year, you have some studying up to do about Alternating Currents.\u00a0

The new multi-venue festival concept, which has replaced River Roots Live, features more than 100 performances, from stand-up comedy to film screenings to concerts to arts and craft fairs, on Friday and Saturday at 16 venues around downtown Davenport.

Picture this: At any given moment, there could be a film screening outside Great River Brewery while comedians perform at Me & Billy and bands play at the Redstone Room or Daytrotter. At the same time, the Quad-City Arts Chalk Festival and OMG Becky Festival, a vintage arts and craft fair, will be happening on 2nd Street.

Sound overwhelming yet?

\n

Kyle Carter, executive director of the Downtown Davenport Partnership, has heard that reaction plenty when describing the mega festival in recent months.

\u201cThere\u2019s so much to see that we just keep telling people to get downtown, bottom line, and explore,\u201d Carter said. \u201cWhen you get down here, embrace that feeling of, 'I got to keep moving because I might miss something.' Don't be overwhelmed.\u201d

To help with your exploration, we put together this festival guide. Read on for all you need to know about the inaugural Alternating Currents.

Why no more River Roots Live?

Short answer: Too expensive. The former festival, in which bands such as OAR, Better than Ezra and Guitar Army performed to a crowd of 20,000 people at LeClaire Park, required a lot of set-up, such as sound equipment, liquor licensing, tents and porta potties, that meant a budget of around $400,000. With threats of lower-than-average attendance or rain, putting that price point into an annual event proved too risky, said Jason Gilliland, director of events with the Downtown Davenport Partnership. Since Alternating Currents is operating out of established venues, \u201ccosts are inherently lower,\u201d he said. \u201cPlus, this way, we can put a spotlight on all the businesses and venues and what\u2019s happening in downtown Davenport.\u201d

What\u2019s the inspiration behind Alternating Currents?

The layout is modeled after South by Southwest, a fest in Austin, Texas, which was attended earlier this year by 285,000 people and Mile of Music, an Appleton, Wisconsin music festival which reached an attendance of 70,000 people, in which festival-goers bounce around several venues to see performances happening concurrently.

Here, annual festivals such as Daytrotter Downs and GAs Feed & Seed Festival have similar set-ups, though, \"This is 50 times bigger,\" Carter said.

\u201cIt\u2019s a choose your own adventure festival,\u201d Carter said. \"We have so much to discover here, and we want to showcase it.\"\u00a0

What\u2019s there to see?

\"Ben

Festival headliner Ben Folds is slated to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adler Theatre, Davenport.\u00a0

Along with headliner Ben Folds, who is scheduled to perform for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adler Theatre, Alternating Currents offers a taste of today's music, comedy, arts and film scenes, each act hand-picked by area booking managers and taste-makers. See the full schedule attached to this story as well as online at alternatingcurrentsqc.com. And readon for more on each element: 

\"Mo

\u201cYes, you can go to other cities to see music and art; you can go to Iowa City or Des Moines or Chicago. But all of that is happening here, too, and that\u2019s something to take pride in as a community,\" said\u00a0Mo Carter, brand curator at Great River Brewery and area musician who is performing twice at Alternating Currents.\u00a0

How much is it?

To see Ben Folds and Julien Baker on Saturday\u00a0at the Adler Theatre, tickets, $29, $49, $59 and $79, are available at\u00a0Ticketmaster.com, the Adler Theatre Box Office and by phone at\u00a0800-745-3000.\u00a0

To see concerts at the Redstone Room, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel and Daytrotter, your best bet is a weekend pass that costs $15 and covers all shows at those main venues on Friday and Saturday. A weekend pass gives you priority access to concerts. You can also pay $5 per show. Those passes are available online at alternatingcurrentsqc.com

In addition, the comedy, film, art and a portion of the concerts are free. Venues where admission is free include the Figge Art Museum, Great River Brewery, Carriage Haus, Kilkenny's Pub, Me & Billy, the River Music Experience\u2019s outdoor courtyard, The Current Iowa\u2019s rooftop bar, called Up, Mac's Tavern, Barrel House, Front Street Brewery, Bucktown Center for the Arts and CoworkQC. The OMG Becky Fest and Quad-City Arts Chalk Art Festival are both free.

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) \u2014 The Latest on the cancellation of a concert by American rock band Allah-Las in the Netherlands (all times local):

12:35 a.m.

A Spanish counterterrorism official says a van with a Spain license plate that was detained in the Rotterdam is not connected to the attacks that killed 15 people in Spain last week.

The official said investigators discarded a possible link between the van's driver and the extremist cell that carried out the attacks in and near Barcelona after questioning the driver and examining the van.

The van was stopped in Rotterdam on Wednesday night not far from a concert venue where a show by American rock band Allah-Las was cancelled due to an unspecified threat.

Rotterdam's mayor said the vehicle had a number of gas canisters inside.

The official said Spain's Civil Guard had notified Dutch authorities of \"an alert indicating the possibility of an attack today in a concert that was going to take place in Rotterdam.\"

The official spoke anonymously because the Civil Guard is still probing the potential threat.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

10:15 p.m.

The mayor of Rotterdam says police in the port city stopped a van with Spanish license plates containing a number of gas bottles close to the venue of a concert by an American rock band that was cancelled following a threat.

Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said at a hastily arranged press conference that the van's driver had been detained and was being questioned on Wednesday night.

Aboutaleb says the concert by Los Angeles band Allah-Las was called off after Dutch police received a terror warning from Spanish police.

He declined to give further details on the nature of the warning or where in Spain it came from.

Police in Spain have been investigating the deadly vehicle attacks last week that killed 15 people.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

9:55 p.m.

The scheduled show by American rock band Allah-Las hadn't yet started when the decision to cancel it was made.

Allah-Las is a four-piece band from Los Angeles. The band did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment on Wednesday night.

In an interview with British newspaper The Guardian last year, band members said they chose the word Allah, Arabic for God, because they were seeking a \"holy sounding\" name. They said they didn't realize it might offend Muslims.

Lead singer Miles Michaud told the newspaper that the group received emails from Muslims around the world who said they were offended. Michaud said the band usually wrote back and explained its intentions were honorable \"and mainly they understand.\"

\u2014\u2014\u2014

This item has been corrected to show the band based its name on Allah, the Arabic word for God, not All.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

9:50 p.m.

Rotterdam police say a concert in the Dutch port city by American rock group Allah-Las has been cancelled because of a \"terror threat.\"

Rotterdam police did not specify the nature of the threat in a statement Wednesday night, but said an investigation was underway and no arrests have been made.

The statement said: \"Police took this information seriously enough that after discussion with organizers it was decided to cancel the event,\" the Rotterdam police statement said.

Concert organizer Rotown said earlier on Twitter that the concert venue, a former grain silo, was being evacuated because of the unspecified threat and concertgoers would get their money back.

Dutch television showed officers in body armor outside Maassilo and what appeared to be members of the band leaving the venue in a white van with a police escort. The band did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

9:00 p.m.

A rock music venue in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam says it has cancelled a concert by American group Allah-Las because of a \"terror threat.\"

Concert organizer Rotown said on Twitter that Wednesday night's concert at the Maassilo venue was cancelled on orders of police.

It said the venue, a former grain silo, was being evacuated because of the unspecified threat and concertgoers would get their money back.

Police in Rotterdam had no immediate comment, but said they would issue a statement. Dutch television showed officers in body armor outside Maassilo.

Allah-Las is a four-piece band from Los Angeles.

A concert in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam by American rock group Allah-Las was cancelled Wednesday night because of a \"terror threat,\" police said in a statement.

\"Police took this information seriously enough that after discussion with organizers it was decided to cancel the event,\" the Rotterdam police statement said.

An investigation was underway, but no arrests have been made, police said.

Concert organizer Rotown said earlier on Twitter that the concert venue, a former grain silo called Maassilo, was being evacuated because of the unspecified threat and concertgoers would get their money back.

The show hadn't yet started when the decision to cancel it was made.

Dutch television showed officers in body armor outside Maassilo and what appeared to be members of the band leaving the venue in a white van with a police escort. The band did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment.

Allah-Las is a four-piece band from Los Angeles.

In an interview with British newspaper The Guardian last year, band members said they chose the word All, Arabic for God, because they were seeking a \"holy sounding\" name and did not realize it might cause offense.

\"We get emails from Muslims, here in the U.S. and around the world, saying they're offended, but that absolutely wasn't our intention,\" lead singer Miles Michaud told the newspaper. \"We email back and explain why we chose the name, and mainly they understand.\"

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Afropunk festival co-founder Matthew Morgan remembers when the musical event carried out as a small gathering on New York's Lower East Side with 25 people. Now, celebrating its 12th year this weekend in Brooklyn, New York, the festival has also expanded to an international celebration, even traveling to South Africa for the first time in December.

\"We're giving people an opportunity to gather and celebrate being a person-of-color,\" Morgan said. \"It's very, very, very important that we connect to our community globally.\"

Afropunk returns to Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park on Saturday and Sunday with performances by Solange, Gary Clark Jr., Raphael Saadiq, Willow Smith, SZA and Anderson.Paak. About 60,000 people are expected to attend.

The festival launched in 2005 and was inspired by the 2003 documentary, \"Afro-Punk,\" produced by Morgan and directed by festival co-founder James Spooner. The film examined notions that challenged stereotypes about musical artists of color and focused on black performers in the punk rock world.

And this year's festival continues to challenge those perceptions, Morgan said.

\"I kind of booked it like a mix tape,\" he said. \"I want people to be open and free enough to experiment within the space.\"

Clark Jr., known for mixing rock, soul, blues and hip-hop sounds, has performed at three Afropunk festivals. The Grammy-winning musician said Afropunk \"feels right at home.\"

\"I play at a lot of festivals and Afropunk is one of the few where I play and show up and see folks that look like me, and that feels good,\" he said.

The Afropunk festival has been eclectic over the years, featuring performers such as Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Sharon Jones, Lenny Kravitz, D'Angelo, Kelis and Unlocking the Truth. The festival has been held in Atlanta, Paris and London, and will visit Johannesburg in December. Morgan even said he is working to expand to Brazil.

Solange, who experimented with a variety of genres on her 2016 album celebrating black pride, \"A Seat at the Table,\" will also curate a stage at the festival. Other performers include Kaytranada, Michael Kiwanuka, Soul II Soul, Sampha, Dizzee Rascal, Macy Gray, Thundercat, Nao and King.

Sage Howard, a 23-year-old graduate student from Brooklyn, has attended several Afropunk festivals and looks forward to celebrating a \"side of black culture that is deeply rooted in our collective identities.\"

\"I always enjoyed the fact that it brought the kids in my generation together,\" said Howard.

\u2014\u2014\u2014\u2014\u2014\u2014

Online:

http://afropunkfest.com/brooklyn/

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) \u2014 ESPN Radio host Ryen Russillo has been arrested on criminal trespass charges after entering a condo in Jackson.

The 42-year-old host of \"The Ryen Russillo Show\" was booked into the Teton County Jail on Wednesday on a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/2vg19YP ) that officers were called around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to a condo for a report of a \"highly intoxicated male\" who was refusing to leave.

Police Lt. Roger Schultz says police found the man in a bedroom.

Schultz says the man had slurred speech and was incoherent. He says there was no evidence of forced entry.

Russillo, of West Hartford, Connecticut, remained in jail on Wednesday afternoon. His case will be handled by the Jackson Municipal Court.

ESPN spokeswoman Diane Lamb says the company is looking into the matter.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Trevor Noah is upholding a \"Daily Show\" tradition: He's a nominee for the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

The Comedy Central host's memoir \"Born a Crime\" was among three finalists prize officials announced Wednesday. The other nominees for the $5,000 honor are playwright-screenwriter Ken Pisani's novel \"Amp'd\" and Aaron Thier's time traveling novel \"Mr. Eternity.\"

Previous winners include Noah's \"Daily Show\" predecessor Jon Stewart, Calvin Trillin and David Sedaris.

Because all three nominees this year are men, the winner will uphold another tradition: Only once since the award was established in 1997 has a woman received it. Julie Schumacher won in 2015 for \"Dear Committee Members.\"

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 A Hollywood film yet again finds itself responding to a social-media outcry over the casting of a white actor in a role that was originally Asian-American.

British actor Ed Skrein earlier this week joined the cast of the \"Hellboy\" reboot \"Rise of the Blood Queen,\" which is to be the third film in the comic adaptation franchise previously helmed by Guillermo del Toro. The character, Ben Daimio, is Japanese-American in Mike Mignola's \"Hellboy\" comics and his heritage is central to his backstory. Daimio's grandmother was a Japanese Imperial assassin in World War II.

Many objected to the role not going to an Asian-American actor and called it another example of Hollywood \"whitewashing\" Asian characters. \"I guess they want this to fail,\" said actress Cindy Chu on Twitter.

The film's distributor, Lionsgate, declined comment. A representative for Skrein didn't respond to queries Wednesday.

The backlash follows previous controversies including the castings of Emma Stone as a half-Hawaiian, half-Chinese Air Force pilot in Cameron Crowe's \"Aloha\" and Scarlett Johansson as the cyborg protagonist in the Japanese anime remake \"Ghost in the Shell.\" This week's Netflix release, the Japanese manga adaptation \"Death Note\" also drew criticism for transferring a Japanese story to Seattle without any Asian actors.

Though Masamune Shirow, director of the original \"Ghost in the Shell,\" defended Johansson's casting, many lambasted the choice. When the $110 million film flopped in April, Paramount Pictures said the casting conversation impacted reviews , and thus its disappointing box-office debut.

Studies have shown that diverse casts often lead to better box office. And yet the top 100 films of 2015, a USC study found, contained not one leading role for an Asian-American.

That has led to increasing frustration for many prominent Asian-American actors and produced some clever parodies. A New York digital strategist named William Yu, inspired by the \"OscarsSoWhite\" backlash, created the website and hashtag \"StarringJohnCho.\" In photo-shopped movie posters, he imagines Cho single-handedly filling the Asian-American leading-man void in everything from \"The Martian\" to \"Me Before You.\"

\"With every instance of whitewashing,\" Yu posted in response to the Skrein casting, \"an (Asian-American) is subliminally told that they are not worth attention, not worth a place in this society.\"

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) \u2014 Lottery players across the U.S. scooped up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $758.7 million jackpot in Wednesday night's drawing.

Some details about the game and the giant prize:

WINNING NUMBERS

The lucky numbers from Wednesday night's drawing are 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number is 4. The Massachusetts State Lottery announced on Twitter that the single winning ticket was sold at the Handy Variety convenience store in Watertown.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

WHAT IS POWERBALL AND HOW DOES THE GAME WORK?

Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, all of which collectively oversee the game. Drawings are held twice a week. Five white balls will be drawn from a drum containing 69 balls and one red ball will be selected from a drum with 26 balls. Players can choose their numbers or let a computer make a random choice.

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THE ODDS

The odds of matching all six numbers remain the same, at a miserable one in 292.2 million, regardless of the jackpot prize. However, a larger prize attracts more players and that means more number combinations are selected, so the probability increases that one or more people will buy winning tickets. So, an individual's chances of winning don't increase, but the odds that someone will win do rise.

Tom Rietz, a professor at the University of Iowa who researches probabilities, says it's hard for people to fathom what odds of one in 292.2 million mean. For a better sense, he suggests people envision the 324 million U.S. residents. Your chance of winning is roughly comparable to being that one lucky person out of the entire population, with everyone else losing. Cornelius Nelan, a mathematics professor at Quinnipiac University, puts the odds in perspective by noting they're about the same as flipping a coin and getting heads 28 times in a row.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

WHAT IF NO ONE WINS?

The jackpot will keep growing until someone matches all the numbers, and that can take a while. The reason the prize is so large is because there hasn't been a Powerball jackpot winner since June 10. After someone wins the jackpot, the prize will drop to $40 million, then resume its growth.

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THE PRIZE

The $758.7 million jackpot is second only to a $1.6 billion prize shared by three people in January 2016. The current jackpot refers to the annuity option, doled out in 30 payments over 29 years, increasing 5 percent annually. Nearly all winners favor the cash option, which would now be $480.5 million. The advantage of taking cash is that people can invest the money with hopes of a greater return than the guaranteed payments they would receive through the annuity. The downside is they'll pay a little more in taxes and won't have the certainty of giant annual paychecks for decades.

Powerball Product Group Chair Charlie McIntyre said in a statement early Thursday that the $758.7 million jackpot is the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in U.S. history.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

TAXES

Winners should expect to pay 40 percent or more in taxes. Federal income taxes will take a 25 percent bite from winnings. State taxes vary, so the amount winners will pay in depend on where they play. Some of the nation's biggest states, including California and Texas, don't assess state taxes on lottery prizes, so winners in those spots would be just a bit richer.

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WHAT IF I MATCH SOME BUT NOT ALL THE NUMBERS?

Face it, you're almost certainly not going to win the jackpot, but players have much better odds of one in 25 of winning a lesser prize. Those odds range from one in 11.7 million of winning $1 million for matching the five regular balls to one in 38 for matching the Powerball and winning $4.

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Follow Scott McFetridge on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/smcfetridge

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) \u2014 The Latest on $758.7 million Powerball drawing (all times local):

12:45 a.m.

Powerball Product Group Chair Charlie McIntyre says the $758.7 million jackpot claimed by a ticket sold in Massachusetts is the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in U.S. history.

In a statement early Thursday, McIntyre also says six other tickets won $2 million apiece, and 34 more are worth $1 million.

The lucky numbers for the second largest lottery prize in U.S. history were 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number was 4.

The Massachusetts State Lottery announced on Twitter that the winning ticket was sold at the Handy Variety convenience store in Watertown.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

12:05 a.m.

A single winning Powerball ticket matching all six numbers has been sold in Massachusetts.

The jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing reached $758.7 million.

Powerball officials did not immediately disclose the location where the winning ticket was sold.

The lucky numbers for the second largest lottery prize in U.S. history were 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number was 4.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

10:05 p.m.

The numbers have been drawn for the second largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

The winning numbers are 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number is 4.

Before Wednesday night's drawing the jackpot was estimated at $700 million.

Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

8:55 a.m.

Lottery players will have a shot at a $700 million Powerball jackpot that ranks as the second largest in U.S. history.

Despite incredibly long odds, people throughout the country will hold their breath Wednesday night as five white balls and one red ball are drawn from drums.

The jackpot is second only to a $1.6 billion prize won in January 2016.

The $700 million prize reflects the annuity option, paid over 29 years. A winner who wants cash would receive $443.3 million, minus federal and state taxes that generally eat up more than 30 percent of winnings.

Odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million.

Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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MANCHESTER, Iowa\u00a0\u2014 With Congress set to take up discussion of a new farm bill, Sen. Joni Ernst is \u201cheavily focused\u201d on gathering ideas from Iowans involved in agriculture from the field to the market on \u201cwhere we can do better and what we\u2019re doing well.\u201d

In a meeting Wednesday evening, she heard a few major complaints along with plenty of suggestions for improvements ranging from crop insurance to the Conservation Reserve Program, from changes in the North American Free Trade Agreement to the need to improve locks and dams on the Mississippi River.

The Iowa Republicans also heard about the need for controlling health insurance costs, immigration reform and tax reform from more than 30 people at a meeting with the Delaware County Farm Bureau.

Preserving crop insurance is the No. 1 issue she hears when discussing the farm bill, Ernst said. However, one speaker, Kevin Glanz, a Manchester farmer, told her there\u2019s a need to limit payments to \u201cgroundhogs\u201d he said are making more money gaming the crop insurance system than from selling crops.

Ernst thought there should be ways to control abuses in the system and said she would support Sen. Chuck Grassley\u2019s efforts to cap farm program payments.

She also agreed with speakers that NAFTA, signed during the Clinton administration, should be renegotiated with Mexico and Canada.

With 1 in 5 Iowa jobs being tied to trade, she wants to see NAFTA modernized \u201cin a way to do no harm\u201d while improving trade opportunities for Iowa farmers and producers.

With GOP President Donald Trump\u2019s decision to scrap U.S. involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership with Pacific Rim nations, Ernst called on his administration to pursue bilateral trade agreements with those nations.

Not all of the discussion was tied directly to agriculture. Ernst spent a good deal of her hourlong meeting talking about health care and health insurance.

\u201cWe\u2019re in a crisis mode and I don\u2019t see what people don\u2019t understand when they say \u2018Don\u2019t change anything,\u2019\u201d Ernst said. \u201cWe have to change Obamacare. I would love to see it gone and start over.\u201d

Talking about the prospects of a 57 percent increase in some premiums in the individual insurance market in Iowa \u2014 as the only statewide exchange insurer has proposed \u2014 Ernst said there has to be a discussion of rising health care coats \u201cif we want to control the cost of health insurance.\u201d

In response to a question about economic development, Ernst said Iowa has two options for filling jobs that remain empty because of a labor shortage.

\u201cWe\u2019ve either got to get able-bodied citizens here in Iowa to take those jobs or we will need to rely on the refugee populations and legal immigrants,\u201d she said. \u201cIf we want to keep Iowa vibrant and growing, we need to figure this out.\u201d

Ernst supported a call for modernizing the Mississippi River locks to maintain the flow of grain to the Gulf of Mexico.

\u201cThe Army Corps of Engineers has had it on their list, but it never seems to be enough money to go around,\u201d she said.

Modernizing the locks will be part of a larger discussion about infrastructure, Ernst said.

\u201cWe\u2019re trying to figure out a pathway forward,\u201d she said. \u201cIs $1 trillion realistic?\u201d

She suggested that a national infrastructure program could be broken into pieces.

\u201cYou know, $500 billion now and maybe $500 billion later,\u201d Ernst said. \u201cYeah, I know, chump change, right.\u201d

Earlier in the day, Ernst toured Iowa Premium, a beef processor in Tama, and Belle Plaine\u2019s Main Street project as part of her 99-county tour of Iowa.

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TOKYO (AP) \u2014 The commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet has been relieved of duty following a series of warship accidents that raised questions about its operations in the Pacific.

The firing of Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, a three-star admiral, was a rare dismissal of such a high-ranking officer for operational reasons.

The Navy's Pacific Fleet released a short statement Wednesday saying Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, had relieved Aucoin \"due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.\"

The move follows four Navy accidents in the Pacific since late January, including two collisions that left sailors dead and missing.

On Monday, the destroyer USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided off Singapore, injuring five sailors and leaving 10 missing. Navy divers have found the remains of some of the missing in a flooded compartment on the ship, though specifics have not been disclosed.

Seven sailors died in June when the destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off Japan.

Aucoin was due to retire in a few weeks, and the officer named to succeed him, Vice Adm. Phillip Sawyer, assumed command immediately.

Sawyer, speaking Thursday at a maritime security meeting in Bali, Indonesia, thanked the navies of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia for helping in the search for the missing McCain sailors.

\"Often it is a brutal reminder that what we do is dangerous work in an unforgiving environment, requiring honed skills and constant vigilance,\" he said. \"And even with those, bad things can happen.\"

Former 7th Fleet commander Doug Crowder told AP he cannot recall someone at that level being relieved for operational reasons.

High-ranking officers have been removed for misconduct.

Crowder, a retired vice admiral who led the 7th Fleet from 2006 to 2008, said he's sure it was a \"tough call\" to relieve a three-star fleet commander.

Lawrence Brennan, an adjunct law professor at Fordham University and a retired Navy officer, called Aucoin's dismissal \"an unprecedented peacetime move.\"

\"Four incidents in a short time in an operational area is a problem,\" he said, though he cautioned against rushing to assign blame.

The Navy has ordered an operational pause for its fleets worldwide to make sure all steps are being taken to ensure safe and effective operations. The Pacific Fleet will also carry out a ship-by-ship review of its vessels, looking at navigation, mechanical systems, bridge resource management and training.

The 7th Fleet said late Wednesday that Navy and Marine Corps divers were continuing to search the McCain, which is now docked in Singapore.

Singapore's government said the area for a sea-based search more than doubled Wednesday to about 5,500 square kilometers (2,120 square miles) with aircraft and vessels deployed by the U.S., Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.

At least five of the 10 missing sailors have been identified by relatives.

Crew member Logan Palmer is from the Decatur, Illinois, area and his mother identified him as missing, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said.

April Brandon in Michigan said the military informed her that her son, Ken Smith, is missing. She said Smith's father, stepmother and grandfather served in the Navy. Brandon said, \"His father and I couldn't be prouder of our son.\"

The family of Jacob Drake of Ohio was told he was among the missing, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Megan Partlow told The Associated Press that Drake was her fiance and she last had contact with him Sunday in a text message.

Family members of Dustin Doyon from Connecticut confirmed that he was among the missing. Local police said the Navy was in communication with the family.

The mother of a Texas sailor said her son, John Hoagland, was among the missing and had served aboard the warship since October.

The cause of the collision has not been determined. The Navy previously said there was no evidence it was intentional, or that it was a result of sabotage or cyberintrusion.

The Navy last week said the Fitzgerald's captain was being relieved of his command and other sailors were being punished after poor seamanship and flaws in keeping watch were found to have contributed to its collision.

There were two lesser-known incidents in the first half of the year. In January, the USS Antietam guided missile cruiser ran aground near Yokosuka base, the home port of the 7th Fleet, and in May another cruiser, the USS Lake Champlain from the Navy's 3rd Fleet, had a minor collision with a South Korean fishing boat.

Aucoin, a career flight officer, served in five fighter squadrons and flew in more than 150 combat missions, according to Navy biographies. He commanded a carrier air wing aboard the USS Kitty Hawk and a carrier strike group based in Bremerton, Washington. Prior to heading the 7th Fleet, he was deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

Associated Press journalists Andi Jatmiko in Bali, Indonesia; Jennifer McDermott in Providence, Rhode Island; Lolita Baldor in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Robert Burns in Amman, Jordan, contributed to this story.

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TOKYO (AP) \u2014 The Latest on the collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

Vice Adm. Phillip Sawyer, the new commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, has thanked the many navies that contacted the fleet with condolences and offers of support following the collision between the USS John. S. McCain and an oil tanker east of Singapore.

Speaking at a maritime security meeting in Bali, Sawyer says all navies have experienced tragic events.

\"Often it is a brutal reminder that what we do is dangerous work in an unforgiving environment, requiring honed skills and constant vigilance. And even with those, bad things can happen,\" says Sawyer, who became commander Wednesday after Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin was relieved of command.

Sawyer offered particular thanks to the navies including Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia that have helped with a search and rescue for 10 missing sailors. The remains of some have been found in flooded compartments of the damaged McCain.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

5:15 p.m.

The Navy has announced that the commander of its 7th Fleet has been dismissed \"due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.\"

U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Scott Swift relieved Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin of his command on Wednesday.

The Navy said that Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer, who had already been named to succeed Aucoin earlier, will assume command immediately.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

2 p.m.

U.S. officials confirm the commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet will be removed after a series of warship accidents in the Pacific.

One official said Wednesday that Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin was being removed due to the leadership's loss of confidence in his ability to command. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision.

The move follows two fatal collisions involving Navy ships. Seven sailors died in June after the USS Fitzgerald collided with a ship off Japan. The USS John S. McCain and a tanker collided Monday off Singapore and the remains of some missing sailors have been found.

The decision to remove Aucoin was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

\u2014\u2014\u2014

Associated Press writers Lolita Baldor in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Robert Burns in Amman, Jordan, contributed to this report.

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