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You Wanna See Something Really Scary ... ? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 11 October 2005 18:00
A nighttime walk through a haunted house? Scary. A nighttime walk through an unfamiliar forest or abandoned, ramshackle building? Scary. A nighttime walk through a haunted house set in an unfamiliar forest or abandoned, ramshackle building? Freakin’ terrifying.

 
Youthbuid Program Gets a Financial Reprieve – Through December PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 September 2005 18:00
Several Rock Island organizations have come together to donate $90,000 to the local Rock Island Youthbuild program to keep it from having to shut down because of a lack of funding. As a result, Youthbuild will be able to remain operational until at least December.

 
Can the Peace Corps Look Like America? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 September 2005 18:00
For evidence that the Peace Corps is changing, you need to look no further than the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. For the first time, the Peace Corps is employed in a domestic situation. The Katrina initiative will involve the Peace Corps’ Crisis Corps, which during times of emergency sends returned volunteers to the foreign countries in which they served.

 
Nature Expo Gives Green Thumbs a Hand PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 06 September 2005 18:00
For anyone who has spent time working to ensure that their garden or yard or home landscaping looked not only presentable but beautfiul, certain questions routinely pop up: When should I plant seeds for my flower bed, and is that the best time to plant seeds for my vegetable garden, too? How do I remove that tree stump from my backyard without removing my leg in the process? What’s the deal with those damned weeds growing back in the same place year after year, and how do I make them stop? Answers to these and other outdoor questions will finally come via this weekend’s Two State Forestry Conference & Expo.

 
The Death of Sprawl? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 September 2005 18:00
Thomas Hylton wanted to change things in Pennsylvania. So he made a picture book. About urban sprawl. It’s the kind of idea that’s at once radical and obvious. Radical because we expect books about sprawl to be academic and dry and concerned with public policy and statistics about pollution, commutes, lost farmland, and population density.

 
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