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No, Governor's Pub and Grill is not closing.

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

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

Geifman First Equity owns the lot occupied by Hy-Vee and Governor's Pub and Grill on Devils Glen Road and Middle roads. With both businesses looking to expand, something had to give.

Governor's, however, is exploring new locations to move, allowing for both businesses to undertake two major development projects on the street.

\"What they are looking to do is kind of in conjunction with what we're looking to do and Governor's would be relocating to a new location,\" Geifman said. \"When you see the drawings, you'll see the excitement that we have, and Hy-Vee is looking to reinvest in the area as well.\"\u00a0

Hy-Vee has occupied its current building since 1987.

Geifman said Hy-Vee is looking to add a fuel station, convenience store and coffee shop to the current property, much like its newer stores are developed now.

\"Once they get approval for their building and rezoning, maybe it's late October or mid-November, the thinking is they would start construction work through the winter, through the spring and open sometime mid-summer,\" Geifman said. \"The next day, Hy-Vee would start the demolition and construction here. It would be an 18-month project once they get approval.\"

The footprint of Governor's current location is about 2,900 square feet, which pales in comparison to what the new building could look like.

Because of the configuration of the current lot, expansion wasn't an option.

\"We at Governor\u2019s have been searching for an existing location for months that would meet our needs,\" Governor's marketing manager Joseph Janz wrote in a news release. \"However, after exhausting all other possibilities, we are confident that this new facility will not only meet our current needs, but allow us the expansion necessary to please and entertain our guests for years to come.\"

While Governor's will move to a new location next year, it will still remain open until construction, pending approval, is completed.

\"We will continue to offer all the same great food and service right up until the ribbon cutting at our new location,\" Janz wrote.

\"It's two long-term tenants; Governor's has been here for 43 years, and Hy-Vee probably the same if a little less, and they're both investing within a mile of one another,\" Geifman said.

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Jinaya Houston has lost her passion for basketball.

Less than two months from the start of the regular season, the former Davenport North standout said in an email to the Quad-City Times that she is ending her basketball career at Iowa.

\"I haven\u2019t truly enjoyed the game of basketball for some time but felt the need to continue because I didn\u2019t want to disappoint anyone,\" Houston wrote. \"It has gotten to the point that my lack of love for the game, and still continuing the sport, has made my anxiety level too high and it affected my day-to-day life.

\"In order for me to be happy, I feel that I need to leave the sport and move forward with my life.\u201d

The 6-foot-1 Houston signed a national letter of intent with the Hawkeyes last November and spent the summer working out with the program in preparation for the season.

On Friday, the athletic department issued a release saying that Houston was taking some time away from basketball to deal with \"personal and health issues.\"

Houston plans to remain enrolled as a student but said she will not be involved in the basketball program.

A three-time Iowa Newspaper Association all-state choice at North, Houston finished her career with 1,570 points and more than 600 rebounds. The Wildcats won a pair of Mississippi Athletic Conference championships and qualified for the 2016 state tournament.

Houston was expected to see playing time in her freshman season. With her departure, the only other scholarship freshman on the Hawkeye roster is Paula Valino Ramos, a 6-3 post player from Spain.

Iowa returns three starting backcourt players, Tania Davis, Kathleen Doyle and Makenzie Meyer, from last season's 20-win team.

\"During the end of my high school career was when I started to realize that I didn't have the same love for the game compared to the beginning of my high school career,\" Houston said. \"The amount of support I've had throughout my whole career was unbelievably amazing and I can't thank everyone enough for how much time they invested in me to get to where I wanted to be.\"

Houston said the Iowa coaching staff and players, in particular, have been terrific while she contemplated her basketball future the past few weeks.

\"I want to thank them for their support and total understanding,\" she said. \"I was thinking about this decision for a couple of weeks. I made sure that with whatever decision I made, I would have reasons to support my decision.

\"It's really all I've been thinking about for a while, and I'm really happy with my final decision.\"

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A more rigorous academic challenge for their daughter brought Jason and Susan Meredith to top Bettendorf school officials and ended with a special student appeal hearing Wednesday before the Bettendorf School Board.

The Merediths sought their daughter's inclusion in advanced language arts and math programs. After a three-hour hearing, the couple got a partial victory when the board ordered Bettendorf Middle School officials to allow the seventh-grader immediately into advanced language arts classes.

That the process got to the top level of the district was a continuing theme during the session. The Merediths opened the hearing to make their case, with Susan Meredith, a teacher\u00a0in the\u00a0Rock Island-Milan School District, taking the key role.

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Susan and Jason Meredith speak before the Bettendorf School Board on Wednesday, hoping to allow their daughter to take advanced academic classes in language arts and math.

Jason Meredith has been gravely ill for the past year, and is still in the recovery stage, but he also spoke up for his daughter.

The Merediths moved to Bettendorf from Andalusia in 2013, especially to offer their children a more challenging education than they felt\u00a0was offered in their previous school.

\"We visited Bettendorf, we saw the Performing Arts Center, and felt this was a great opportunity for her,\" Susan Meredith said. Three months after the high school tour, the family sold what they termed a \"dream home,\" moved to Iowa and enrolled their daughter in second grade, two weeks before the year ended.

\"We did that to get her into this district,\" her mother said.

Because of the change, the child was not achieving at the highest levels at first, but she made up for lost time in a couple of years, Susan Meredith said. At every step of the way, the Merediths tried to get the child into Bettendorf TAG, or Talented and Gifted program, but was consistently told, \"maybe next year.\"

This went on until sixth grade, when their daughter missed one of the criteria marks for the TAG program by one point, her mother said, quoting what she learned from school officials.

The couple appealed several times to the school principal, Lisa Reid, who also spoke at the hearing. They eventually met with Michael Raso, superintendent, and Kay Ingraham, director of student services.

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Jayme Olson, left, assistant principal, and Lisa Reid, right, principal at Bettendorf Middle School. The two presented evidence of district policy on criteria for student participation in advanced classes, and how a specific student scored on the criteria.

In addition to recent actions, the couple pulled their daughter, a dancer and\u00a0woodwind player, out of Bettendorf schools during sixth grade as she qualified for Davenport's Creative Arts Academy. The Merediths said that was a completely different experience from what they had in Bettendorf.

However, Jason Meredith's ill health has made transportation into Davenport difficult, and the daughter, this year, wanted to return to Bettendorf Middle School. Still, she did not qualify for the advanced classes, the parents were told.

The Merediths said they got conflicting signals from Raso, and were not provided with the correct information on how to help prepare a student for the more rigorous classes.

\"My daughter is not being academically challenged,\" Jason Meredith told the board. The family was \"blown away\" by Bettendorf's facilities, and he said they sold their home in Andalusia and paid a premium to live in Bettendorf to allow her to have a better education.

\"Every time we think she gets the education she craves, it falls flat,\" he told the board. He cited several communication issues with middle school officials, and waved conflicting pieces of information in the air to prove his point. \"Please just make this right for our daughter,\" he said.

Board members had questions for both the Merediths and middle school adminstrators, who were Lisa Reid, principal, and Jayme Olson, assistant principal.

Board member Mike Pyevich asked Jason Meredith about a meeting on Tuesday with Raso, the superintendent. Jason Meredith said he was under the impression that the problem had been solved, and that Raso was going to run the agreement by Reid, the principal.

The couple said they were never told a problem like this one could be mediated by the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency.

The Merediths chose to have the appeal hearing in open session. They said they didn't expect to have their case go to the school board level, but that they were advocating for their child.

In addition, Susan Meredith said she has taken her investigation to the Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines, and she would be prepared to fight for her daughter on a federal level, if necessary.

Reid and Olson, from the middle school, showed the board where the child had tested, and where the criteria is established.

The criteria includes, a \"high recommendation\" by a teacher, and progress on various tests. Children in the programs are required to satisfy the majority of criteria; there are four measures in language arts and three in math.

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Jason and Lisa Meredith spoke before the Bettendorf School Board on Wednesday, seeking to allow their daughter to take more rigorous academic classes. Here, they listen as Bettendorf Middle School officials present their case.

Reid also showed criteria for TAG, or advanced classes, in other districts, including Pleasant Valley, Iowa City, Muscatine, Davenport and Clinton.

Pyevich asked Reid about how many times a child's parents approach school officials to allow their students into the advanced classes, and the principal said it happens\u00a0four or\u00a0five\u00a0times a year.

The board took about 45 minutes to make the judgment, and all board members present agreed on the motion. Board member Paul Castro was not present.

Board member Stacey Struck thanked\u00a0the Merediths and the school administrators. \"It's very important for parents to advocate for their children,\" she said to the couple.

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A Davenport felon has been charged in federal court with possessing a firearm that court documents say is linked to the shooting death of Pierre Davis.

Deunate Trivay Alexander, 26, made his first appearance Wednesday in U.S. District Court, Davenport, on one count of felon in possession of firearm. The charge carries a possible prison sentence of up to 10 years.

He will be back in court Sept. 18 for preliminary and detention hearings.

Alexander's brother, Du'Jor S. Simpson, was fatally shot last month.

Alexander was arrested Aug. 9 and charged in Scott County District Court. Those charges were dismissed Sept. 12 after he was charged by federal prosecutors.

His arrest came four days after Davis, 25, was found dead in a grassy area near the 100 block of 55th Street in Davenport, according to an affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint.\u00a0

Evidence at the scene, as well as autopsy results, indicate that Davis was shot and then run over by his own vehicle, according to the complaint.\u00a0

No one has been charged in his death as of Wednesday and police have not publicly named a suspect or suspects in the case.\u00a0

According to the affidavit, which was unsealed Wednesday:

After Davis was run over, a person then drove the vehicle previously driven by Davis from the scene. Surveillance video recovered during the investigation show that during the alleged time of the shooting, a vehicle resembling a Chevrolet Equinox and a vehicle matching the description of the one last used by Davis were observed leaving the scene.

Witnesses told police that Simpson, Alexander\u2019s brother, had access to and used a Chevrolet Equinox. Through witness statements and cell phone records, the investigation determined that Davis and Simpson were friends.

The vehicle driven by Davis later was found abandoned in the 5200 block of Ripley Street. The vehicle had a bullet hole on the driver\u2019s side door and two fired 9mm cartridges were recovered.

Blood and suspected body tissue were recovered from underneath the vehicle.

Davis\u2019 autopsy concluded that he was shot at least once in addition to being struck and run over by a vehicle.

Around 12 p.m. Aug. 8, detectives were conducting surveillance in the 1000 block of East 14th Street in connection with the homicide. Simpson was identified as residing in the neighborhood.

Detectives watched an Equinox arrive and park in front of the home. They approached the vehicle and identified Alexander in possession of a red draw-string bag, which he placed inside the vehicle.

Once he was told the car would be searched, Alexander asked for permission to re-enter the vehicle to remove his identification card. Officers saw him get inside and step away a short time later.

The car was towed to a local towing business, where police searched it. Alexander, his girlfriend, and Simpson arrived at the business as detectives waited for additional staff to assist in the search.

Employees saw Alexander enter a restricted garage bay by ducking under a partially opening garage door.

They alerted detectives, who then made contact with Alexander and Simpson as they tried to leave the property. Alexander said his cousin called him and said that detective had located his identification card, which was false.

He said he could not access the vehicle and left the property.

Police searched the vehicle and found the draw-string bag that was located inside a backpack in the backseat. Inside the bag was a CAI 7.62X25 pistol and two magazines.

Sixteen rounds of 9mm ammunition and one round of 7.62X25 was inside the bag. Blood evidence also was located on the undercarriage of the vehicle.

Alexander has a felony theft conviction in Iowa and is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm.

After his arrest on Aug. 9, Alexander told detectives that he received the firearm from his brother, Simpson, on Aug. 5. Simpson told him the firearm was \u201chot,\u201d or stolen.

Alexander said he took the firearm and placed it in the trunk of a vehicle belonging to his girlfriend. She refused to have the bag in the vehicle and he returned to his home on East 14th Street and hid the firearm and bag near a fence and dumpster behind the residence.

He told detectives that when police arrived to his home on Aug. 8, he placed the firearm and bag inside the Equinox. Alexander said he did not realize that the vehicle was going to be searched.

He admitted that he tried to remove the firearm from the vehicle on two separate occasions while the vehicle was in police custody.

A search of the web history on Alexander\u2019s phone found three entries looking for 7.62X25 ammunition for sale on July 29. That ammunition is the same caliber required by the pistol that was seized from the Equinox.

The recovered pistol was sent to the Peoria (Illinois) Police Department for examination. An ATF officer, who also is a Rock Island Police officer, assisted. He reported that the recovered 9mm cartridges recovered from Davis\u2019 vehicle was fired from the recovered gun.

A further review of Alexander\u2019s phone records showed that there were five calls between his and Simpson\u2019s phone on Aug. 5 and Aug. 6.

The web history on Simpson\u2019s phone found multiple searches between Aug. 2 and Aug. 5 for \u201c9mm\u201d ammunition and \u201cworld war 2.\u201d Police believe that the web searches are consistent with someone that tried to fire 9mm ammunition from the recovered pistol.

A further check of the firearm found that it was not manufactured in Iowa and therefore \u201ctraveled in and affected interstate commerce,\u201d according to the criminal affidavit.

Simpson, 22, was fatally shot around 9 a.m. Aug. 19 in the 500 block of West 14th Street. No arrests have been made in his death and police have released few details.\u00a0

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Sept. 15, 2017

LOST NATION, Iowa - Tyanna M. Gruenwald, 35, of Lost Nation, passed away at University Hospitals, Iowa City, on Friday, September 15, 2017.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lost Nation, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 18, from 4-8 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial will be held at the Lost Nation Cemetery. Lahey and Dawson Funeral Services of Lost Nation will be assisting the family at the time.

Tyanna Marie Smith was born on November 22, 1981, to Richard and Judy (Seivers) Smith. She graduated from Midland Community School in 2000. She continued her education at Scott Community College and Wesleyan College, where she received a degree in nursing. She was very proud to be a nurse and was very good at it, too. She worked at a charge nurse on the fourth floor at the University of Iowa.

Tyanna married Cary Gruenwald in DeWitt Iowa. She enjoyed gardening, going to fairs and raising cattle. She loved caring for her twins and was so proud of them.

Those left to cherish her memories are her mother Judy Smith; husband, Cary Gruenwald; children, Drew and Annavey Gruenwald; two step-children, Hannah and Chase Gruenwald; two brothers, Jack (Lora) Smith and Jason Smith all of Lost Nation.

She is preceded in death by her father; grandma, Marie Seivers; and grandmother, Phyllis Smith.

Memorials may be directed to the family for a college fund for her children.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com

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Four people were treated for injuries Monday morning following a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Davenport.

Davenport police, Iowa State Patrol, Scott County Sheriff's Office, Davenport Fire, Medic EMS and Med Force responded to the crash in the eastbound lanes west of Northwest Boulevard at 7:52 a.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that eastbound traffic was slowed down because of a crash that already over with and off the interstate.

Traffic was moving in both eastbound lanes at a reduced speed when an eastbound semitractor-trailer in the right lane was distracted and did not see that traffic had slowed down.

The semi struck the rear of a pickup, which was pushed into a passenger car causing the two vehicles to be pushed into the ditch and median areas.

The semi continued through these two vehicles and struck the rear of a second semitractor-trailer, pushing it into the rear of another semitractor-trailer.

There was significant damage to all involved vehicles, and four of the five drivers were transported to the hospital for injuries ranging from minor to serious.

The interstate was shut down for about 3\u00bd hours while large amounts of debris and fluids were cleaned up on the interstate.

The investigation is ongoing and being conducted the Davenport Police Department\u2019s Traffic Safety Bureau.

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Bond was set Tuesday at $25,000 cash-only for a Davenport man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl while she slept.

Clarence Ford III, 32, was booked into the Scott County Jail at 8:15 p.m. Monday on charges of first-degree burglary, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison, and third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 29.

The incident happened Sunday, according to an arrest affidavit filed by Davenport police in support of the criminal complaint.

Ford, according to the affidavit, entered the girl\u2019s residence through an unlocked door and fondled her. When the girl awoke, he hid in her closet, according to the affidavit.

The girl told her mother, who then forced Ford from their residence, according to the affidavit.

Davenport Police Maj. Jeff Bladel said Ford has an \"association\" with the girl's family but did not know the exact relationship.

Ford listed in a financial affidavit filed in Scott County District Court that he works for the Davenport Community School District.

School district spokeswoman Dawn Saul said Ford was hired in February as a substitute custodian and became a full-time custodian at West High School in August.\u00a0

He has been placed on administrative leave with pay, she added.

Saul said that any employee who is hired by the district undergoes an extensive background check and are run through the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, the National Sex Abuse Registry, and Department of Human Services child and adult abuse registries. The district also checks out-of-state records going back seven years for employees who do not live in Iowa, she said.

Preschool employees undergo additional DHS checks and are fingerprinted, Saul said. If the employee is a teacher, they are subject to the above checks and are checked through the FBI per state law, she added.

\u201cIt is a robust process,\u201d Saul said.

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Inflation may seem to be the ultimate dichotomy; a path toward two contradictory and conflicting events \u2013 rising prices and economic vitality. Yes, cheering for higher prices appears inconsistent with economic prosperity. However, in moderation, inflation simply represents a driving demand for goods and services. This demand propels the economy forward. Given this synergy between prices and economic growth, it\u2019s understandable why low inflation is at the top of the Federal Reserve\u2019s list of concerns.

The Fed serves as America\u2019s central bank, promoting the health of the U.S. economy and the stability of our financial system. Driving the nation\u2019s monetary policy is one of its core missions. Through management of short-term interest rates and the availability and cost of credit, it seeks to manipulate spending, investment, employment and inflation to foster economic growth.

The next scheduled meeting for the Fed is Sept. 19-20. The expectation is that there will not be an increase in the fed funds rate, which serves as the benchmark for short-term rates. Any potential rate hike would likely occur at its last meeting in December. Instead, the financial markets will dissect the latest commentary from Fed officials on the state of the U.S. economy, and perhaps its greatest concern \u2013 a persistent lack of inflation.

The Fed\u2019s preferred measure for tracking inflation is the core Personal Consumption Expenditures index, or PCE. This index measures the annualized change in prices for consumer goods and services, excluding the more volatile and seasonal food and energy prices. The Fed\u2019s target rate for core PCE is 2 percent. Unfortunately, inflation has not reached 2 percent since April 2012.

It was thought that 2017 would be the break-out year for rising prices. Instead, inflation has been in a relative freefall, plummeting from 1.89 percent in January to its current 2017 low of 1.41 percent. In June, the Fed was forced to lower its 2017 inflation projections to just 1.7 percent. Its timeline for 2.0 percent inflation has also been pushed to 2019.

There is general agreement among Fed officials that low inflation is transitory. However, there is less consensus on what is causing low inflation or how long it will last. And therein lies the puzzle that vexes the Fed; trying to explain away a lack of inflation with so many tailwinds at the economy\u2019s back.

The U.S. labor market remains robust with the national unemployment rate at 4.4 percent, near a 16-year low. The economy continues to grow at a moderate, yet stable pace. Economic growth jumped to 3 percent in the second quarter, its strongest rate in more than two years. Consumer spending, the cornerstone of U.S. economic growth, rebounded while business investment surged in the first half of the year. All good news, yet inflation continues to decline.

The Fed will have more than three months of economic data to assess the inflationary landscape before its final calendar year meeting in December. Given the current inflationary environment, it can well afford to be patient. Yet the Fed remains confident economic conditions should evolve to warrant future rate hikes. In reality, their internal discussions are a matter of when, not if, the next hike will be.

The Fed\u2019s conviction for its rate hike agenda may soon come to a crossroad. At its September meeting, the Fed is expected to announce plans to unwind its massive $4.5 trillion balance sheet of bonds and securities it bought in response to the 2007-2009 recession. The impact should be gradually absorbed. Nonetheless, the resulting increase in long-term interest rates and cost of debt will have a constrictive effect on economic growth. Coupled with the Fed\u2019s desire to raise the short-term fed funds rate, the potential detriment to the U.S. economy is clear.

The financial markets have yet to share the Fed\u2019s optimism on the return of inflation and the future of further interest rate hikes. In fact, the current implied probability of a December rate hike is only 41 percent. The Fed\u2019s disconnect with the financial markets is not unusual. Unfortunately, it does highlight a credibility gap in recent years for the Fed to accurately predict inflationary outcomes.

With the stock markets extending their gains to record highs, it seems the financial markets have confidence the Fed can be flexible enough in its rate hike agenda. Let\u2019s hope that confidence proves correct.

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