Saturday, Nov. 27, 1982 -- Fire blocked family's path to escape

CLINTON, Iowa -- Once fire started raging in their family room, the Dr. Ahmed Taha family had little chance of escape. All three exits could be reached only by going through that room. "You have to come through the family room -- there's no other way out unless you jump 25 feet," a former owner of the Taha residence, James Taylor of Clinton, said Friday.

Saturday, Nov. 28, 1987 -- Despite an ailing farm economy and uncertainty on Wall Street, retailers breathe a huge, happy sigh of relief because ... We're off and buying

Iowa and Illinois shoppers got this year's holiday season's off to a booming start Friday, apparently bucking nervousness about the stock market and a shaky farm economy, merchants said. In the Quad-Cities, the word from retailers was optimistic. "It's wild," said Jim Hinton, manager of the Bettendorf Kmart. "I've been here four years, and this is the heaviest traffic I've ever seen."

Sunday, Nov. 29, 1992 -- 'I'm tired of hearing about death' | AIDS victims suffer more than their disease

Patrick Crank's 30th birthday was one he'll never forget. It was on that day -- three years ago yesterday -- that he was handed his death sentence. As terrifying as that day was, each passing day only seems to get worse. Crank has AIDS -- and so does his roommate, Lee Sedlock. Both live in Davenport.

Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997 -- QUEST FOR SPACE | A move for the art museum? | Cost to expand Davenport facility turns thoughts to a new building

The Davenport Museum of Art is strongly considering a move from its 36-year location on the hill at Division and 12th streets, the result of three-year-old plans to expand and expose more of the art museum's collections to a wider audience.

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 -- Study critical of Q-C streets | We're 2nd worst Iowa metro area for pedestrians

Davenport is the site of many of the most dangerous intersections in Iowa, and now according to a new study, it is part of a metropolitan area that might not be so safe for pedestrians either.

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007 -- TEEN PREGNANCIES IN Q-C REGION | A journey into parenthood

Quad-City area teenagers are still having babies. But the good news is that fewer teens doing so across the region -- and in Iowa, Illinois and the United States as a whole -- than 10 years ago. Some say the teens who are having babies seem to be getting younger and younger, including a few junior high or middle school students, but most recent state health department statistics available do not closely track the ages of teen parents.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 -- Putnam's next big exhibit looks at the human form

Following attractions such as a Titanic in 2011 and "Dinosaurs Unearthed" this spring, the Putnam Museum in Davenport has scheduled another blockbuster for 2013. The museum will announce today that "Bodies Revealed" will be on display from Saturday, March 9, through July 14.

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