The Hubble Space Telescope is more than just an instrument to record pictures and data from outer space. In the words of cosmologist Richard G. Kron, it's "like a time machine."
The Hubble Space Telescope is more than just an instrument to record pictures and data from outer space.

In the booklet for Shaffer Street’s debut album is a gauzy picture of the band’s leader, Chris Shaffer, that suggests Rob Zombie about to do some damage – long hair, beard, made-up eyes, and a sly look of malevolence.

It's a shame that most of the Quad Cities will see only one side of Danilo Perez during his week-long visit here as part of Quad City Arts' award-winning Visiting Artist series. When he performs on February 10 at Augustana College's Centennial Hall, you'll have the opportunity to see the focused jazz master infusing the most American of music forms with folk music and the musical history of his native Latin America.

A $25 million class-action civil-rights lawsuit filed by three African Americans against the City of Rock Island faces an uphill battle in court, according to people familiar with similar challenges.
On January 18, three men filed a class-action lawsuit seeking $25 million in damages and asking the federal district court to overturn a Rock Island city ordinance forbidding drivers from playing their car stereos loudly.

After a couple decades as a band, some developments are largely inevitable: You’ll have reached a certain comfort level with your music and your fellow musicians, you’ll have achieved a degree of technical prowess, and you’ll run out of album titles.

In an irony well-suited to the band's name, The Pimps used Mickey Mouse, then chucked him.
The Rockford, Illinois, rock/rap/funk (and sometimes jazz and country) band signed with ABC/Disney subsidiary Hollywood Records ($1 million for two albums), released last year's To a Cool Person, Stay That Way, toured with Insane Clown Posse, nabbed a spot alongside Metallica and Limp Bizkit on the Mission: Impossible 2 soundtrack, and then left the label.

After more than eight years of silence from the state, the City of Davenport is wondering exactly what happened to an application required by a federal environmental regulation.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the state agency administering the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation, has never issued Davenport a permit under the Stormwater Management Program.

As the City of Moline finalizes its plans for a nearly $20 million expansion of its water plant over the next few months, the city will also put the finishing touches on an application for a low-interest state loan that could have a major impact on the utility's ability to maintain its aging system.

Jason Anderson likens his band’s drummer situation – looking for number four presently, after three years – to that of the legendary, imaginary Spinal Tap, and the comparison is pretty apt.
Skinny Weirdo’s “Fist” is exactly the kind of crude rock-and-roll that Tap specialized in before the guys got old and flabby.

MidAmerican Energy drew a bull's eye on
its back, scheduling a series of forums
throughout Iowa allowing customers to vent about the high price of heating their homes this winter. The company tried to shift blame to natural-gas producers and traders, but they still got plenty of customer rage.

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