Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007 -- DAVENPORT'S YOUNG VIRTUOSOS TAKE THE FIELD | Bands strut their stuff

The marching band half-time show is often considered a musical aside wedged between football, a chance to visit the concession stand for a snack. Monday night's Band Spectacular was not a night of musical snacks. It was a buffet, a feast, for those who revel in the pageantry, grace and martial discipline marching bands can offer.

Friday, Oct. 17, 1997 -- Students take control of festivities | Moline homecoming is a classroom assignment

The overpowering aroma of 3,000 maroon and white carnations wafts through the cramped room at Moline High School. Student Congress members Joel Sommers and Jake Wilson balance on their knees while separating and counting to ready the flowers for delivery to students and faculty during this homecoming week.

Sunday, Oct. 18, 1987 -- Dora Larson, whose 10-year-old daughter was slain eight years ago, fights back with love and action: "No child on this earth should have to live in terror ..." | Vicki's mom crusades in her memory

ORION, Ill. -- The autumn has been cruel for Dora Larson. "Vicki would have been going to college this fall," she says. There is not crack in the voice, no tears. Bitterness, yes, but the tragedy of Vicki Larson has become a mother's obsession to ride the Quad-City region of the most accursed of criminals -- the child molester.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1977 -- Tap Slaying Baffles Davenport Police

The murder of a Davenport woman as she was closing a Davenport tavern early Tuesday is one of the first in recent years where detectives have not had a suspect almost from the beginning of their investigation, officials said. The body of Melba June Miller, 47, of 3010 W. 49th St., was found at the rear of the Brady Street Tap, 502 Brady St., about 5 a.m. by a cleanup man, Gilbert Tracy of Davenport.

Friday, Oct. 20, 1967 -- 3 Muscatine Teen Deaths Bring Inquiry

An investigation was being pressed today into a car-truck collision near Muscatine Thursday night which left three teens dead and another in the hospital. The crash occurred on Highway 22, two miles west of Muscatine at 9 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21, 1957 -- Cancel Incorporation Elections, Way Open For Davenport To Annex

Plans to hold elections on incorporating two areas north of Davenport have been canceled, Atty. Jack Broderick announced today. Abandonment of plans to go through with the election Saturday on the question of the proposed town of Aboden clears the way for the 17-mile annexation move by the City of Davenport Nov. 5.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1947 -- To Reign Over College Homecoming

Pictured are the "royalty" chosen by the men of St. Ambrose college, Davenport, to reign over their 1947 homecoming activities. Left to right are the Misses Mary Kratt, Queen Madeleine Faure, Joan Johnson and Therese McNamara. Rosma Chamberlain, also an attendant, could not be present for the picture.

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007 -- DAVENPORT'S YOUNG VIRTUOSOS TAKE THE FIELD | Bands strut their stuff

The marching band half-time show is often considered a musical aside wedged between football, a chance to visit the concession stand for a snack. Monday night's Band Spectacular was not a night of musical snacks. It was a buffet, a feast, for those who revel in the pageantry, grace and martial discipline marching bands can offer.

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