Tuesday, July 17, 2007 -- MAN FITTED WITH COMPUTERIZED PROSTHESIS | Active life now possible | Amputee says he is 'pretty lucky' to receive the $52,000 device
Sean Mizlo didn't sleep much Sunday night, dreaming about his new leg. With a huge smile and eager hands Monday morning, Mizlo attached the Otto Bock C-Leg prosthetic limb to his leg stump and stood up.
Friday, July 18, 1997 -- Heat beats up on Q-C | Hot, dry weather is taking its toll
Lawns are toast, flowers look like the funeral is for them and corn ears are peeling like pineapples. Hot dry weather has hit the Quad-City region with a vengeance. Farmers are worried about their crops. Homeowners are worried about the stress on lawns, trees, shrubs and gardens.
Sunday, July 19, 1987 -- Downs gets rights to bet parlor | But there could be some problems ahead
The Illinois Racing Board reversed a previous decision Saturday morning to give the Quad-City Downs exclusive rights to a betting parlor in Peoria, but the decision may have some legal stumbling blocks. Quad-City Downs President and part-owner Frank McFarland said he was not surprised at the decision to award the Peoria betting parlor to the Downs, effectively revoking a license previously awarded to Balmoral in Peoria.
Wednesday, July 20, 1977 -- 4 Children Drown | Mother Watches As Sons, Daughter Go Under
The four children of a Davenport couple drowned Tuesday night while wading near the south shore of Credit Island. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Triplett, 511 E. 7th St., were the victims of what officials termed the worst drowning in recent memory. The bodies of three of the Triplett children -- Arzelle, 10, Keenan, 8 and Wayne 7 -- were recovered Tuesday night.
Friday, July 21, 1967 -- PLACES 1ST IN SWIMSUIT | City Girl Gains In Pageant
A Davenport girl, Kay Ellen Elliott, placed first in swimsuit competition at Thursday night's Miss Iowa Pageant, and a Melbourne, Iowa, singer Paula Pickard, won the talent trophy with a selection from "My Fair Lady."
Monday, July 22, 1957 -- Prowler Changes To 'Helper,' Escapes
Davenport police today were searching for a "quick thinking" prowler who escaped capture Sunday morning at Shamrock Tavern, 8th and LeClaire Sts., by passing as a helpful citizen looking for the intruder who broke into the building. He had been surprised by an employee, but managed to escape by using the clever ruse.
Wednesday, July 23, 1947 -- Fraternal Clubs Present Truck to City Rescue Squad
The Moline rescue squad, which located and recovered the body of James Neary, Philadelphia painter, who fell to his death from the suspension bridge last Saturday afternoon, will soon have a truck to haul the boat and other equipment to scenes of accidents, due to the generosity of the Associated Fraternal clubs of Moline, which last night, through Ald. Art Allen, presented the city council with a check in the amount of $3,873.67 for the purchase of this truck.