Tuesday, June 19, 2007 -- West Rock River Bridge inaugurated | Span is opened to traffic as hundreds of guests watch

After decades of planning, three years of construction and a lengthy dedication ceremony with speeches by nearly every dignitary ever tied to the $73 million project, the Veterans Memorial Bridge at Carr's Crossing opened to traffic Monday.

Friday, June 20, 1997 -- IBP cooperates, will not be fined | Company did check employee documents

In one of the largest raids of its kind in Quad-City area history, the federal government cracked down on illegal immigrants employed at the IBP Inc. meatpacking plant in Joslin, Ill. More than 140 undocumented aliens -- all citizens of Mexico -- were arrested late Wednesday at the plant in rural Rock Island County.

Sunday, June 21, 1987 -- Reagan slept here | Man pinpoints Q-C apartment

A gnawing bit of Quad-City trivia has been solved. It appears that the exact apartment where President Ronald Reagan lived in Davenport has been found -- right down to the number: Also, what he paid for a week's rent while an announcer at WOC.

Wednesday, June 22, 1977 -- West Girls Blunt Central Comeback

Davenport West High School girls' softball coach Ron Weber breathed a sigh of relief and then added with an ear-to-ear-grin, "I knew she could get around out there, but that was some catch!" The "she" Weber referred to was Falcon second-sacker Lisa Kester, whose over the shoulder running catch in short right field blunted a strong comeback attempt and sealed a 6-5 cliffhanger for West over arch-rival Davenport Central Tuesday night.

Friday, June 23, 1967 -- Job Corps Graduates 42 Today

CLINTON, Iowa -- Graduation exercises for 42 young women will be a feature of the "first birthday party" today at the Women's Job Corps Center in Clinton.

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Monday, June 24, 1957 -- Davenporter, Deported, Fights Back

A Davenport father is attempting to correct an unwitting mistake made 32 years ago, which separated him from his children. Nasario Frutos, in Mexico City since he was deported last month for failing to register as an alien, has engaged a Davenport legal firm to aid him in returning. As the story unfolded, it developed that Frutos crossed the Rio Grande in Texas July 7, 1925 to seek work.

Wednesday, June 25, 1947 -- Five Men Die At Clinton as Scaffold Falls | Plunged 125 Feet to Death While Working on Industrial Silo

Clinton, Iowa -- (Special) -- Five construction employees of the McDonald Construction Co. were fatally injured about 10:30 a.m. today when a section of scaffolding on which they were working at the top of a 125-foot industrial silo being constructed at the plant of Clinton Industries, Inc., here suddenly collapsed.

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