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0rones 0ver America: 7yranny at Home
“A standing military force, with an overgrown
Executive will not long be safe companions to
liberty. Te means of defence against foreign
danger, have been always the instruments of
tyranny at home.” – James Madison
7
he U.S. government has a history of
commandeering military technology
for use against Americans. We saw
this happen with tear gas, Tasers, and
sound cannons, all of which were frst used
on the battlefeld before being deployed
against civilians at home. Now the drones
– pilotless, remote-controlled aircraf that
have been used in Iraq and Afghanistan
– are coming home to roost.
Drones, a $2-billion cornerstone of the
Obama administration’s war eforts, have
increasingly found favor with both military
and-law enforcement ofcials. “Te more we
have used them,” stated Defense Secretary
Robert Gates, “the more we have identifed
their potential in a broader and broader set
of circumstances.”
Now the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) is facing mounting pressure from
state governments and localities to issue
fying rights for a range of unmanned
aerial vehicles (UAVs) to carry out
civilian and law-enforcement activities.
As the Associated Press reports, “Tornado
researchers want to send them into storms
to gather data. Energy companies want
to use them to monitor pipelines. State
police hope to send them up to capture
images of speeding cars’ license plates.
Local police envision using them to track
feeing suspects.” Unfortunately, to a
drone, everyone is a suspect because drone
technology makes no distinction between
the law-abiding individual and the suspect.
Everyone gets monitored, photographed,
tracked, and targeted.
Te FAA, citing concerns over the need
to regulate air trafc and establish anti-
collision rules for the aircrafs and their
operators, has thus far been reluctant to
grant broad approval for the use of UAVs in
American airspace. However, unbeknownst
to most Americans, remote-controlled
aircraf have been employed domestically for
years now. Tey were frst used as a national-
security tool for patrolling America’s borders
and then as a means of monitoring citizens.
For example, back in 2006, the Los Angeles
County Sherif’s Department was testing out
a SkySeer drone for use in police work. With
a 6.5-foot wingspan, the lightweight SkySeer
can be folded up like a kite and stored in a
shoulder pack. At 250 feet, it can barely be
seen with the naked eye.
As another news story that same year
reported: “One North Carolina county
is using a UAV equipped with low-light
and infrared cameras to keep watch on its
citizens. Te aircraf has been dispatched to
monitor gatherings of motorcycle riders at
the Gaston County fairgrounds from just a
few hundred feet in the air – close enough to
identify faces – and many more uses, such as
the aerial detection of marijuana felds, are
planned.” In 2007, insect-like drones were
seen hovering over political rallies in New
York and Washington, seemingly spying on
protesters. An eyewitness reported that the
drones “looked kind of like dragonfies or
little helicopters.”
Drone technology has advanced
dramatically in the ensuing years, with
surveillance drones getting smaller, more
sophisticated, and more lethal with each
evolution. Modeling their prototype for
a single-winged rotorcraf on the maple
seed’s unique design, aerospace-engineering
students at the University of Maryland have
created the world’s smallest controllable
surveillance drones, capable of hovering
to record conversations or movements of
citizens.
Tus far, the domestic use of drones has
been primarily for surveillance purposes
and, as far as we know, has been limited
in scope. Eventually, however, police
departments and intelligence agencies
will make drones a routine part of their
operations. However, you can be sure they
won’t limit themselves to just surveillance.
Police today use whatever tools are at their
disposal in order to anticipate and forestall
crime. Tis means employing technology
to attain total control. Technology, which
functions without discrimination because
it exists without discrimination, tends to be
applied everywhere it can be applied. Tus,
the logical aim of technologically equipped
police who operate as technicians must
be control, containment, and eventually
restriction of freedom.
In this way, under the guise of keeping
Americans safe and controlled, airborne
drones will have to be equipped with an
assortment of lethal and nonlethal weapons
in order to efectuate control of citizens
on the ground. Te arsenal of nonlethal
weapons will likely include Long Range
Acoustic Devices (LRADs), which are used
to break up protests or riots by sending a
piercing sound into crowds and can cause
serious hearing damage; high-intensity
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than $210,000.
Last week’s trial included the playing of a
surveillance recording from November 2008
of Blagojevich bitterly complaining about
how his wife’s real-estate business was all
but dead. Reporters had dug through Mrs.
Blagojevich’s client list in an attempt to show
she ofen did no work for the money she
made of connected insiders. During that
process, reporters called several of her former
clients, and that, combined with the negative
publicity and Mrs.
Blagojevich’s real
fear of a federal
indictment, led
to her company’s
collapse.
A minute or two
later, Blagojevich
whined about an
upcoming fnancial
burden.
“Amy is going to
college in six years
and we can’t aford it.
I can’t aford college
for my daughter,”
Blagojevich
exclaimed.
During the six
days following that
complaint, Blagojevich plunked down $858
for four ties at Saks.
Apparently, the man couldn’t help himself.
It goes without saying that $400,000 would’ve
paid for a whole lot of college tuition for both
of his kids.
It also goes without saying that prosecutors
have established a very strong fnancial
motive for several of Blagojevich’s alleged
crimes.
Financially, he was in way over his head.
Te very real possibility of impeachment,
which he constantly fretted about on the
tapes, would dry up his future earning
prospects. His wife’s career was in ruins.
He was at the end of the line. Tere would
be no more designer ties, handmade shirts,
and custom suits he so clearly loved. When
Barack Obama was elected president and his
U.S. Senate seat became vacant, Blagojevich
pounced on the opportunity as his ticket out
of debt and back to the high life.
It won’t be difcult for Blagojevich’s jurors
to make this connection. Tey’ve seen the
fancy clothes he’s worn during the trial. None
of them is a millionaire who could aford
such nonsense, so this is a devastating attack
by the prosecution.
I hope Blagojevich doesn’t mind wearing
orange, because a federal jumpsuit is most
probably in his future.
Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax (a daily
political newsletter) and TeCapitolFaxBlog.com.
by Rich Miller
0
uring the long, excruciating overtime
state-legislative session of 2007,
Illinois House Speaker Michael
Madigan complained that Governor Rod
Blagojevich had a habit of diverting high-
level discussions from the budget and toward
Madigan’s ties.
Madigan, it should be said, does wear some
eye-catching ties. He takes no credit for his
taste in clothing, however. His wife, he says,
picks his ties for him.
Speaker Madigan
confded to me
one day back then
that whenever
Blagojevich would
compliment Madigan
on his choice of ties,
he would always
complain that, as
governor, he couldn’t
aford such fashion
gems. Madigan has a
lucrative law practice
that brings in a pretty
penny. Blagojevich
couldn’t do side
jobs as governor, he
would repeatedly
explain to Madigan
and everyone else in
the room, so he couldn’t aford to dress like
Madigan.
Te House speaker seemed quite frustrated
at the time with Blagojevich’s fxation on
his fetching ties, rather than dealing with
the budget deadlock and general political
gridlock. Afer all, it wasn’t like Blagojevich
dressed poorly. He always wore sharp clothes.
He even showed up at the State Fair once
dressed in designer blue jeans.
Tanks to his federal corruption trial, we
now know that it was taste, not money, that
caused Blagojevich to wax envious whenever
he saw Madigan wearing a pretty tie.
According to testimony by an IRS agent
last week, the former governor and his wife
spent a mind-boggling $400,000 on clothes
between 2002 and 2008.
Just for a little context, Blagojevich spent
about half his afer-tax income as governor on
clothes. Not to mention that the man usually
worked out of his house or down the street at
his campaign ofce.
All told, Blagojevich spent $206,000 at a
single men’s store – the Tom James Company,
a custom clothing maker. He spent another
$31,000 at Geneva Custom Shirts. Blagojevich
and his wife shelled out $57,000 to Saks Fifh
Avenue and $29,000 to Neiman Marcus.
By August of 2008, the Blagojeviches had
run up over $90,000 in credit-card debt
– more than half of the governor’s gross
annual salary. Teir total “consumer debt” by
the morning of Blagojevich’s arrest was more
With ßIagojevich, 0id the
CIothes $ink the Man1
We now know that
it was taste, not
money, that caused
Blagojevich to wax
envious whenever he
saw Madigan wearing
a pretty tie.
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and private health-care options and allows
IowaCare members to go to hospitals closer
to home, took efect Tursday. Democrats
touted that they “made it easier for rural
residents to access health care and for
rural hospitals to be paid for the care they
provide.” But this year’s legislation was
watered down from its original intent.
Senate File 2356 initially would have
created an IowaCare Plus program, which
would have provided Iowans who have
income between 200 percent and 300
percent of the federal poverty level with
health-care-premium assistance. A separate
law clarifes that Iowa-regulated insurance
plans will provide coverage of services and
drugs for Iowans participating in cancer
clinical trials.
School nutrition standards: Nutritional
standards for K-12 were approved during
the 2008 legislative session but didn’t take
efect until last week. New rules restrict how
much sugar, fat, and salt can be in school
vending machines and school cafeteria
items. Te cardiovascular-exercise part of
the law took efect a year ago, requiring 30
minutes of physical activity each day for
kids through ffh grade and 120 minutes
of physical activity each week for kids in
grades six through 12.
No guns for domestic abusers: State
law now prohibits a person who has been
convicted of domestic abuse or who is
subject to a permanent civil protective
order from possessing frearms, other
ofensive weapons, or ammunition.
Attorney General Tom Miller was a key
backer of the legislation. Since 1995,
guns have been involved in 114 of the
205 domestic-abuse murders in the state.
“Tis bill gives her a chance,” said Laurie
Schipper, executive director of the Iowa
Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
“A chance to fee, a chance to survive her
attack, a chance to fght back. A chance to
live.” It’s been federal law to forbid domestic
abusers from having frearms since 1995,
but there are not enough federal agents for
enforcement.
For an expanded version of this article, visit
RiverCitiesReader.com.
Tis weekly summary comes from
IowaPolitics.com, an online government
and politics news service. Reporter Andrew
Dufelmeyer and other correspondents
contributed to this report.
by Lynn Campbell, IowaPolitics.com
A
ll children under 18 riding in a car
must be buckled up in a seat belt
even when in the back seat; texting
while driving will no longer be allowed;
and more than 200 trafc fnes will increase
under three of the approximately 144 state
laws that took efect July 1, the frst day of
2011 fscal year.
Here’s a closer look at some of the
changes.
Seat-belt requirement: Te law now
requires all children under 18 to wear a seat
belt or safety seat in a motor vehicle, even
when in the back seat. Te legislation didn’t
survive on its own but saw fnal passage
as part of the transportation budget bill.
Responsibility is placed on the violator
rather than the driver if the person is 14 or
older.
Ban on texting while driving: Iowa
joins 28 other states with a ban on texting
while driving. Adult drivers are restricted
from reading, writing, and sending text
messages. Teens with an instruction permit,
restricted license, or intermediate license
are banned from all use of cell phones and
other electronic devices while driving.
Te bill includes exceptions for global
positioning systems and for trucking and
transit companies that use digital dispatch
systems, as well as for public-safety and
health-care professionals. Te law took
efect last week but allows a one-year
education period during which violators
will be given warnings. Afer that, violators
will be guilty of a simple misdemeanor and
could be fned $30. Penalties are harsher
if an accident occurs and causes serious
injury or death.
Trafc fnes: More than 200 Iowa trafc
fnes increased July 1, aimed at raising an
additional $9.7 million for the state, of
which the judicial branch is expected to
receive about $5.3 million. Te fne for all
speeding tickets will increase, and some of
them will double. Fines are also increased
for operating while intoxicated, open
container, failure to obey a trafc-control
device, failure to maintain control, driving
on the wrong side of a two-lane highway,
defective windshield wipers, failure to wear
a seat belt, window tinting, and other trafc
violations. See a list of the increases at
RCReader.com/y/fnes.
Health care: Iowa’s 2010 health-care-
reform bill, which creates an online
clearinghouse of information on public
NearIy 150 $tate Laws 7ake £hect
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The Current Iowa Stalemate Doesn’t Change the Endgame – Federal Legalization
ßumps in the Road to MedicaI Marijuana
by Jef Ignatius
jef@rcreader.com
0
n February 17, the Iowa Board of
Pharmacy voted unanimously to
support a motion recommending
“that the legislature reclassify marijuana
from Schedule I of the Iowa Controlled
Substance Act ... to Schedule II ... with
the further recommendation that the
legislature convene a task force or study
committee ... for the purpose of making
recommendations back to the legislature
regarding the administration of a medical-
marijuana program.”
Tat simple, unequivocal statement
followed four public hearings in summer
and fall 2009, and appeared to be a major
victory for medical-marijuana advocates.
But that win looks largely symbolic today,
as Democratic legislative leaders last month
balked at forming a study group, and the
Board of Pharmacy reiterated its desire for
legislative guidance.
Yet the Board of Pharmacy’s
recommendation remains a clear frst
step toward allowing medical use of
marijuana in Iowa. According to the Iowa
Controlled Substances Act, a Schedule
I drug has “no accepted medical use in
treatment in the United States; or lacks
accepted safety for use in treatment
under medical supervision.” A Schedule
II drug has “currently accepted medical
use in treatment in the United States, or
currently accepted medical use with severe
restrictions.”
So a request to reschedule marijuana is an
acknowledgment by the Board of Pharmacy
that marijuana has an “accepted medical
use.” But who will make marijuana available
for medicinal use in Iowa?
At this point, the answer from the Board
of Pharmacy and the legislature could be
drawn from that old Family Circus gag: “Not
Me!”
Carl Olsen, the director of Iowans for
Medical Marijuana, continues to litigate
the issue, most recently asking the courts
to compel the Iowa Board of Pharmacy
to explain its recommendation to the
legislature.
“I think the Board of Pharmacy made a
huge mistake by not publishing the rationale
for its conclusion,” he said last week.
“Tey sent the legislature a two-sentence
conclusion that without an explanation
doesn’t make any sense.”
Still, Olsen said he’s not discouraged by
recent developments, casting the political
back-and-forth as part of a larger process.
“It’s difcult to undo all the reefer madness
and stuf,” he said. “It has to occur in small,
tiny steps. ... What we hope to see happen is
that we continue to make progress, and that
it doesn’t stall out at the level it’s at. It’s not
surprising that it’s got bumps along the way.”
And the reality is that Olsen’s larger
interest isn’t merely medical marijuana in
Iowa. His ultimate aim is to get marijuana
removed from the federal list of Schedule
I drugs – in other words, to make medical
marijuana legal under federal law.
“It may not look like it to some people,
but to me it looks like a huge change going
on,” Olsen said.
State Stalemate
Te assumption afer the Board of
Pharmacy’s February ruling was that the
legislature would weigh in on the issue.
On May 1, the Des Moines Register’s Iowa
Politics Insider blog noted that House
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-Des
Moines) “said he and other legislative
leaders still intend to set up a study
committee on the issue this summer, and
they hope to reach a bipartisan consensus.
But legislators might not need to change
the law, he said. Instead, they might pass a
resolution stating their stance on the issue.”
McCarthy noted that state law already
allows for medicinal use of marijuana
– if the Board of Pharmacy allows it. Te
Iowa Controlled Substances Act includes
marijuana on Schedule I, “except as
otherwise provided by rules of the board
of pharmacy examiners for medicinal
purposes.”
But on June 14, McCarthy backtracked
about a study committee. In the Iowa
Politics Insider blog, McCarthy was quoted
as saying: “Tere’s no need for an interim
committee, because it’s already law.”
McCarthy lef out one important element:
It’s “law” only to the extent that the Board of
Pharmacy acts on it.
In an e-mail to Senate President Jack
Kibbie (D-Emmetsburg), Iowa Board
of Pharmacy Executive Director Lloyd
Jessen pleaded for legislative action: “Te
suggestion that the Board can implement
a medical marijuana program entirely on
its own is simply incorrect. Te Board does
not currently have the jurisdiction or legal
authority to address all the necessary issues
by administrative rule. Tose issues include
complex matters such as the growing and
distribution of marijuana, the physician’s
role in making it available to Iowa patients,
qualifying medical conditions, program
funding, criminal sanctions for violations
of the program, legal protection for those
who comply with the program, and ...
myriad ... other related matters. All of these
critical issues exceed the Board’s statutory
jurisdiction.”
Jessen elaborated on the board’s role
in a mid-June interview with Iowa Public
Radio: “Te Board of Pharmacy is limited
in what it can do. It was created to regulate
the practice of pharmacy. And this goes far
beyond regulating the practice of pharmacy,
because medical marijuana probably will
not be distributed by pharmacy. It will
be either grown by patients, or it will
be provided by vendors, or it would be
provided by the state.” (Jessen did not
respond last week to two requests for an
interview for this article.)
Fundamentally, Jessen is correct. Te
mission of the board is described in the
Iowa Administrative Code: “Te board of
pharmacy promotes, preserves, and protects
the public health, safety, and welfare by
fostering the provision of pharmaceutical
care to all Iowans through the efective
regulation of the practice of pharmacy, the
operation of pharmacies, the appropriate
utilization of pharmacy technicians, the
distribution of prescription drugs and
devices, and the education and training of
pharmacists.”
Furthermore, Jessen argues, the law
allowing for Board of Pharmacy-regulated
use of medical marijuana is anachronistic.
He told Iowa Public Radio: “Tat law is
from 1978, and the circumstances that
existed when that old law was in place are
completely diferent today. Back in 1978, the
federal government was permitting what
they called investigational use of medical
marijuana, and they actually supplied
the medical marijuana. ... Te federal
government discontinued that program long
ago. And federally, medical marijuana is
not legal. ... Te Obama administration and
the U.S. attorney general have given some
guidance saying that states that now have
medical-marijuana laws won’t be disturbed.
So conditions have changed, and the issues
that are involved here are many more than
just a drug- or pharmacy-related issue.”
He summarized that creating a medical-
marijuana program in Iowa “would involve
a lot more than a policy. Te board believes
that it requires a new law or some new
legislation ... .”
Te Board of Pharmacy’s reluctance
to tackle the issue of creating and
implementing a medical-marijuana
program in Iowa is hardly a surprise; from
the outset, the board has been a hesitant
player in this debate.
Te Board of Pharmacy had previously
rejected the requests of Olsen and others
to change marijuana’s controlled-substance
classifcation, and undertook its study
only afer Polk County District Judge Joel
D. Novak ordered the board to justify its
decision. Tat led to last year’s hearings
and consequently the board’s unanimous
recommendation.
And it’s also not a surprise that the
Democratic leadership has decided to
avoid directly dealing with the issue of
medical marijuana. Although a February
poll by the Des Moines Register found 64-
percent public support in Iowa for medical
marijuana, it seems likely that Democrats
– who control both houses of the legislature
and the governor’s ofce – don’t want to be
portrayed as sof on drugs.
James Getman, director of the Iowa
chapter of the National Organization for the
Reform of Marijuana Laws (better known
as NORML), ofered a diferent perspective.
“I’m disappointed but not surprised” by the
current stalemate, he said. He added that
the reason that the legislature refuses to
act is the infuence of the pharmaceutical
industry. Drug companies, he said, “are
defnitely lobbying to prevent medical
marijuana from moving forward.” Te aim
is to stop “competition for the products that
they sell.”
Te River Cities’ Reader last week sent
a survey on medical marijuana to Scott
County state legislators and legislative
candidates. While opinions varied, three
of the four who responded appeared to
agree that the legislature should give
some guidance on the issue of medical
marijuana – even if the Board of Pharmacy
has the legal authority to move forward
on its own. (Read the full responses at
RiverCitiesReader.com/y/marijuana.)
Only Ray Ambrose, the Republican
candidate for state representative in District
86, said the legislature should defer to the
Board of Pharmacy: “Te legislators will
politicize any action taken by the pharmacy
board.”
“Tis is a complex issue crossing both
state and federal jurisdictions,” wrote State
Representative Cindy Winckler, a Democrat
from District 86. “Tis is a topic with much
to debate.” She declined to state whether
she favors or opposes medical marijuana in
Iowa, saying that “much more research is
necessary.”
State Senator Shawn Hamerlinck, a
Republican representing District 42, said he
is opposed to the medical use of marijuana
in Iowa.
He said he believes that Iowa law gives
the Board of Pharmacy the power to
regulate medical marijuana: “According to
current Iowa Code and rules adopted by the
Board, it appears they have the authority.”
He stressed, however, that lawmakers
should take up the issue: “Tis type of
change is something that should be debated
by the legislature. Politicians should not
hide from the issue by passing responsibility
onto a board which is reluctant to fully take
on the issue.”
Mark J. Riley, the Republican nominee
for state-Senate District 43, said the Board
of Pharmacy should not act alone: “I believe
the role of the Iowa legislature is to decide
whether the use of marijuana should be
legal or not,” he wrote.
In saying that he is opposed to allowing
medical marijuana in Iowa, he wrote: “Te
California law has proven disastrous and
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is an underhanded attempt to legalize use
through the charade of medical purposes.
Tis also has the unintended consequence
of corrupting state institutions such as state
pharmaceutical boards. Tese institutions
are charged with regulating and keeping safe
our system of dispensing pharmaceuticals to
Iowans. To task them with recreation-drug
dispensing under the guise of medical use is
corrupting.”
He also said that the Board of Pharmacy
has neither the resources nor the sanction
to regulate medical marijuana: “Tey do
not have the capacity. Tey do not have the
regulatory authority or statutory authority.
Would we ask them to to regulate Jack
Daniel’s or Black Velvet use for medical
purposes?”
Olsen’s Endgame
Olsen doesn’t deny that the Board of
Pharmacy is, technically speaking, the
wrong body to develop a medical-marijuana
program. Like the board’s executive director,
Olsen believes pharmacy distribution of
marijuana is impractical. “Te idea that it’s
going to be distributed from a pharmacy
is ridiculous, because ... the federal
government would revoke the pharmacy’s
license if they did that,” Olsen said. Most of
“the other states [that have legalized medical
marijuana] have avoided that altogether” by
allowing patients to grow their own pot.
But that hasn’t stopped Olsen from
pursuing the medical-marijuana issue
through litigation against the Board of
Pharmacy. Olsen said that even though
the Board of Pharmacy might not be
the appropriate body to craf a medical-
marijuana program, he didn’t have many
other options. “We don’t have a voter
initiative, or any way to get this on the
ballot,” he said. “Tere was no way to get
the issue any attention without doing it that
way, just because of the state we live in. ...
“Te point of the reclassifcation here in
Iowa was to get some attention,” Olsen said.
“Tat was a total success.”
Tat highlights the absurdity of the
situation. Olsen is using the courts to force
the Iowa Board of Pharmacy to reclassify
marijuana, even though he believes there’s
no logical place for medical marijuana in
the Board of Pharmacy’s purview.
Even so, Olsen said the Board of
Pharmacy did itself no favors by requesting
a Schedule II designation for marijuana.
“It doesn’t ft in Schedule II where they
put it,” he said. “In other words, their
decision to move it to Schedule II was a
political decision. Te science and the
medical evidence justifed a much lower
classifcation. Tey just went too severe.
And then they refused to explain their
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l
f you’re familiar with local theatre,
you’re likely familiar with the
work of Michael King, whose area
credits include performances for the
Playcrafers Barn Teatre, the Prenzie
Players, the Harrison Hilltop Teatre,
(the now-defunct) Ghostlight Teatre,
the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, and
– in numerous productions over
the past fve years – Rock Island’s
classical-theatre organization
Genesius Guild.
Yet as King explains (with a laugh),
if you’ve seen him anywhere on stage,
you’ve likely seen him at his best.
“I suck at real life,” says King, who
turned 40 on July 7. “I do. You know,
I make appointments and I miss ’em,
I’m late with bills ... . Everything. But
on stage, I’m able to be me.
“I suppose that’s bizarre,” he
continues, “when you consider that
I’m playing characters. But really,
as far as any role is concerned, the
most important resource that we
have as actors is ourselves – our
own experiences, and how those
experiences might dovetail with, or
relate to, or in some way touch on
the subject matter in the text. And
theatre is the one place where I’ve felt
comfortable, my entire life. While
inhabiting other characters, I feel that I’m
most in my own skin.”
Tat’s soon to be some especially
fascinating, funny, and frightening skin.
Currently in rehearsals as the star and
director of Genesius Guild’s Richard III
(running July 17 through 25), King returns
to the role he played to great acclaim in
last summer’s staging of Henry the Sixth:
Richard, Duke of York – the murderous,
power-hungry, and physically and
psychologically twisted Richard. And during
our recent interview, King discussed his frst
stage acquaintance with Richard, his decision
to take on Richard III’s directorial reins, and
the chance to play one of Shakespeare’s richest
and most complex characters.
Not ReaIIy 0ptimistic
Beginning in the summer of 2006, when
he began a three-year stint as resident stage
manager for founder Don Wooten, King has
undertaken numerous challenges for Genesius
Guild, including directing 2009’s Greek
tragedy Hecuba, and acting in Shakespeare’s
As You Like It, Te Comedy of Errors, and
Romeo & Juliet. Yet his biggest challenge
– and arguably the organization’s – came
with last summer’s two-part presentation of
Shakespeare’s three Henry VI plays, which
introduced King to the character of Richard
III ... along with several dozen others.
Te reason that we put up the Henry VI
plays last summer, which are the beginning
of the tetralogy that Richard III concludes,
was that they were the only plays in
Shakespeare’s canon that Don had never
directed. And he had said for years that
afer he retired, he would like to come back
and direct the Henry VI plays, and I was
determined to help him. I just feel that the
work that Don has done in 50 years over
there is incredibly vital – he’s one of the
main reasons we have the thriving theatre
community that we have now – and I
wanted to do whatever I could for Don to
help him get these productions up.
At the beginning of the summer, though,
I was not really optimistic about what
the fnal product might look like.
Because it was like a soap opera. All
these names and characters, and to
a modern audience not steeped in
English history, they weren’t going
to know what all of the little subplots
and stories were about. Afer the
announcement that we were doing
these productions, I read them, and
I absolutely fell in love with Richard.
But I also thought, “Boy, these are
going to be really tough to do.”
But we had so much positive
response from the productions, and
so much urging to Don and [Genesius
Guild Executive Director] Doug
Tschopp from folks saying, “You have
to do Richard next year. You have to
do Richard.” And about two or three
weeks afer last season ended, I met
with Doug, and he said to me, “Would
you be interested in playing Richard
next summer in Richard III?” And I
thought about it for all of about half a
second, and I said, “Absolutely.”
0pportunity Knocks
King says, though, that with that
“absolutely” came a caveat. “I suppose
I employed a bit of a prima donna on
him, because I said, ‘I would love to
play Richard, but I would like approval
of the director.’ I just wanted an eye that I
felt comfortable with out there watching me,
because I knew what a difcult test it was
going to be, in terms of Richard’s character.”
Yet a few months afer securing a director
(whose name King doesn’t reveal), King’s
choice “had something come up” and was
forced to bow out of the position. As King
remembers, “I was like, ‘What am I gonna
do?’”
But Don asked me to a meeting about a
month later, and he said, “You know, Mike,
the last time I played Richard, I directed
as well. Would you be up for something
like that?” And I said, you know, “Let me
think about it.” And I thought about that
for a lot longer than [when agreeing to
play] Richard. Because it was not an ideal
situation for me.
Eventually, though, I thought it would give
me the opportunity to really have my say
about the script. Richard III is Shakespeare’s
second-longest play, and so it needs some
King/Richard
Michael King Directs and Stars in Genesius Guild’s Richard III, July 17 through 25
by Mike Schulz
VoI. 17, No. 756
1uIy 8-21, 2010
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£xpIoring Again
Mat Kearney, July 14 at the Redstone Room
by Jef Ignatius
jef@rcreader.com
there’d still be a placidity and warmness
to his tone that would soothe and sofen.”
Te album includes “Fire & Rain” – not the
James Taylor song, but undoubtedly a nod
to that classic.
Kearney admits that his music isn’t
particularly complicated, but he said
he’s always
had “this
thing” that
resonates with
audiences. At
Chico State
University,
he said, he
borrowed his
roommate’s
guitar and
muddled
through
on the
instrument.
“I was so bad
at covering
people’s
music,” he recalled. “I would sit on the front
porch and I would just make up songs. A
three-chords-and-the-truth thing. ... Tat’s
what I built my whole thing on. Tey’re not
the most complex melodies, they’re not the
most complex chords ... but all my songs
have this thing to them – at least the good
ones do.”
One notable absence on his most-recent
album is the spoken word, but Kearney
said he hasn’t abandoned that aspect of
his music. “When I wrote City of Black &
White, none of those songs made the cut,”
he said. “I was having trouble writing that
way. But it’s funny: As soon as I departed
from it, I started writing all these songs
[with] a diferent take on that – somewhere
in between the spoken word and singing.
... It wasn’t like I lef it behind. I’m just
interpreting it diferently now. ...
“I’ve been writing with a drum machine
and a guitar,” he said. “Tere’s this
rhythmic, Paul Simon-y thing that I’m
coming across, that’s kind of got this very
strong urban or hip-hop groove with these
acoustic stories over them. Maybe it’s my
nod back to Nothing Lef to Lose.”
Mat Kearney will perform on Wednesday,
July 14, at the Redstone Room (129 Main
Street in Davenport). Te all-ages show
begins at 7 p.m., and the bill also includes
Jane Carrey. Tickets ($20) are available
at the River Music Experience or through
Ticketmaster.
For more information on Mat Kearney,
visit MatKearney.com or MySpace.com/
matkearney.
M
at Kearney’s July 14 show at the
Redstone Room will feature the
singer/songwriter and his guitar.
Tat’s a departure for somebody with his
adult-contemporary credentials: two major-
label albums, music appearing in roughly
20 television shows, four Billboard top-20
Hot Adult hits,
and tours with
John Mayer,
Sheryl Crow,
Jason Mraz,
and Train,
among others.
“I love
playing with
a band and
production,
and I would
love to be
in arenas ...
fying through
the crowd
with Garth
Brooks wings
on or something,” he said in a recent phone
interview. But “afer all the lights and
band and buses, it was time for me to get
back in the van with some friends and see
where the wind blew us, remove a lot of the
pressure and a lot of the schedule and just
be able to roll into town and play the songs
we wanted and head on to the next town.
... I can stop for as long as I want, I can talk
for as long as I want, I can play whatever I
want. Tere’s just a lot more freedom for me
to connect with people.”
Kearney said the genesis of this “jumping
of the grid” van tour (which starts July 10)
was playing an event for Apple in a beach
town – just him and a buddy and a guitar.
“I was like, ‘Oh, yeah. I used to do this all
the time,’” he said. “I used to show up with
a guitar and kind of an idea of what I was
doing and just have a blast. ...
“Part of it is also [that] I miss seeing the
country, and I miss seeing diferent cities.
So we specifcally picked cities we hadn’t
been to in a long time. Just fgured we’d go
back out exploring again.”
Kearney’s 2006 album Nothing Lef to
Lose put him on the map, and was unusual
for its genre with some hip-hop elements
within pop-rock songs that went down
easy. Last year’s City of Black & White was
distinguished by its polish and the fullness
of production. AbsolutePunk.net called
it “sharpened and mature” and “a warm,
comforting album laced with melodic,
mid-tempo songs that are chock full of cozy
guitars, chiming piano, and lots of layers.” It
also noted that Kearney’s voice is “timeless,
captivating, and comforting. He could sing
about pipe bombs and exploding cars and
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Featured lmage from the
0uad City Photography CIub
(Editor’s note: Te River Cities’ Reader
regularly publishes images from the Quad City
Photography Club. )
7
he Quad City Photography Club has an
annual “Photo of the Year” competition
in which each club member is allowed
to enter only one image taken in the past year.
Tis year the Peoria Camera Club did the
judging, and our frst-place-winning photograph
was taken by Sheldon Farwell. Te second-
and third-place fnishers can be found at
RiverCitiesReader.com.
Sheldon and his wife Martha are both
Quad City Photography Club members and
avid photographers. Tey never thought
of themselves as birders, but they enjoy
photographing them, whether it’s in their yard or
a warmer climate in the winter.
Tis image of a great white egret in breeding
plumage was taken in the middle of February
in Homosassa, Florida. Te Homosassa Springs
Wildlife State Park is wonderful for nesting birds.
One would have to wonder what it would be like
in a few short weeks when the eggs start hatching.
Tis photograph was taken with a Canon 40D and a
Canon 100-400-millimeter zoom lens. Sheldon used
a fash with an extender to bring out the highlights.
Te Quad City Photography Club holds digital and
print competitions most months. At its meetings,
members discuss the images, help each other to
improve, and socialize. Te club meets at 7 p.m.
the frst Tursday of the month September through
June at the Butterworth Center, 1105 Eighth
Street in Moline. Te club also has special learning
workshops and small groups that meet on specifc
photography topics.
For more information on the club, call (563)332-
6522 or visit QCPhotoClub.com. To see works by
club members, visit QCCC.SmugMug.com.
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THE TWILIGHT SAGA:
ECLIPSE
At roughly the halfway point in Te Twilight
Saga: Eclipse – the third of four books (and
eventually fve movies)
in author Stephenie
Meyer’s frighteningly
popular series – we’re
given a fashback that
details the vampiristic
recruitment of Rosalie
(Nikki Reed), a
character constricted to
the sidelines in previous
Twilight installments.
Set in what looks to be
1920s or ’30s America,
the brief sequence
fnds this pretty blond-
turned-bloodsucker exacting revenge on her
hateful fancé while sporting a wedding gown and a
nightmarish grin, and it’s a total kick; several scenes
later, another enjoyable fashback shows us how
the similarly undeveloped fgure of Jasper (Jackson
Rathbone) joined the ranks of the undead while
performing a heroic service during the Civil War.
I mention these narrative detours because
they underline what, as someone who hasn’t
read Meyer’s novels, makes the Twilight movies
so inherently unsatisfying: Tey’re flled with
engaging, creepy, funny, suggestive fringe
moments that wind up being insignifcant
interruptions to an irritatingly dreary love story.
Kristen Stewart, as the human teen Bella, and
Robert Pattinson, as the 107-year-old vampire
hottie Edward, give impressive (chaste) smolder,
but their characters seem to have long ago run
out of things to say to each other; their discussion
about whether to marry seems to last the whole
of Eclipse’s two-hour running length. And the
inclusion of Taylor Lautner’s Jacob as a romantic
rival – in the flms, at any rate – seems awfully
misguided, because this werewolf-with-a-six-
pack keeps insisting to Bella that she loves him
but doesn’t know it yet, and absolutely nothing
about Stewart’s portrayal hints that this might be
the case. For those of us unfamiliar with Meyer’s
unfolding saga, it’s hard to tell if this is appropriate
acting on Stewart’s part (because Bella really
doesn’t have any designs on Jacob) or lazy acting
(because she’s supposed to). Like some of us in the
audience, the actress appears merely to tolerate
this hunky cipher.
Still, director David Slade’s movie isn’t bad,
although I do wish the screen time devoted to
Eclipse’s uneven love triangle was instead spent
with Bella’s entertaining high-school pals, who
only make token appearances here. (Anna
Kendrick’s peeved subtext seems to be, “Why don’t
I have more to do? I’ve worked with Clooney, for
God’s sake!”) Romantic gush aside, Slade’s pacing is
mostly sprightly, and he and screenwriter Melissa
Rosenberg deliver some neat jokes (Bella spraining
her hand afer punching Jacob was especially
nice), and Billy Burke and the wonderfully
perverse Dakota Fanning provide their share of
amusement. While its plot – which involves a cadre
of “newborn” vampires
seeking Bella’s demise
– may be too convenient
and simplistic by half, I’ve
had far worse times at
the cineplex this summer
than at Te Twilight Saga:
Eclipse. Te love story may
be a bust for those of us
not on Team Edward or
Team Jacob, but it’s hard to
dislike a movie that fnds
its heroine trying to calm
her werewolf suitor with a
forceful “Jacob – stay!”
THE LAST AIRBENDER
“Tere are reasons each of us were born,” states
one of the interchangeable fgures in M. Night
Shymalan’s fantasy adventure Te Last Airbender.
“We have to fnd those reasons.” If Shymalan believes
that writing and directing are his reasons, he may
want to consider alternative options. Seriously,
how many portentous, god-awful movies does this
man have to make before someone fnally revokes
his flmmaking license? Based on Nickelodeon’s
animated series, Te Last Airbender is quite possibly
the most intolerable work yet from the auteur of
Lady in the Water and Te Happening, and one that
(I’m guessing) is all the more ofensive if you catch
it, as I did, in 3D; during three or four scenes, I even
chose to view the absurd goings-on with my glasses
of, because that blurriness was at least preferable to
the 3D blurriness that was several shades darker.
Entire thesis papers could be written about the
staggering ineptitude of Shymalan’s efects-heavy
blunder, which looks like the most expensive home
movie ever flmed, and sounds like rehearsals for
the most expensive home movie ever flmed. (Noah
Ringer, playing Airbender’s young messiah fgure,
would be laughable if your heart didn’t actually
bleed for this poor, horribly misdirected tyke.) So
in the interest of brevity, let me just share my three
favorite, of many favorite, quotes from Shymalan’s
latest camp-classic-in-the-making: (1) Ringer’s
panicked query during a siege of explosive freballs:
“Is there a spiritual place where I can meditate?!?”
(2) Te scarred and villainous Dev Patel’s order
to a peace-loving township: “Bring me all your
elderly!!!” (With the Slumdog Millionaire sweetie
barking this, you wonder: Is he going to walk them
across the street or carry their groceries?) And (3)
“Tere are certain things man should not tamper
with. Te spirits and the spirit world is one of
them.” Tere are also certain things that make Te
Last Airbender a ridiculous, grueling waste of time,
and its incoherent plotting, pathetic acting, visual
murkiness, and kindergarten-level screenwriting is
one of them.
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Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, and Robert
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Movi e Revi ews
by Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com by Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com
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What’s Happenin’
Music
Ricky Skaggs
Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center
Friday, July 9, 7:30 p.m.
I
f you’re a country- and/or bluegrass-music fan, you’re
no doubt familiar with the discography of Ricky Skaggs,
as a quick glance at his biographical material shows that
the legendary singer and instrumentalist has released no
less than 13 singles.
Hmm ... that sounds a little light for a legend ... . Lemme
check those numbers again ... .
A-ha. He actually released 13 singles over the past 30
years that reached number one on Billboard’s country-music
chart. Tat makes a lot more sense.
Playing the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center
on July 9, this seasoned, Kentucky-based performer has
been a beloved musical mainstay for the better part of 40
years, with his chart-
topping tunes including
such genre classics as
“Crying My Heart Out
Over You,” “I Don’t
Care,” “Heartbroke,”
“Country Boy,” “Lovin’
Only Me,” and “Cajun
Moon.”
And oh man but
is his trophy mantle
full, as the artists has
– to date – scored
seven Country Music
Association Awards, 11
International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, and a
whopping 14 Grammy Awards.
Consider yourself a Ricky Skaggs trivia buf? Try
matching the star’s Grammy-winning album with the
category in which he won the award:
1) Ancient Times
2) Fireball
3) Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass 1946 & ’47
4) Restless
5) Same Old Train
6) A Simple Life
7) Songs from the Neighborhood: Te Music of Mr. Rogers
A) Best Country Instrumental Performance – 1983
B) Best Country Vocal Collaboration – 1991
C) Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – 1998
D) Best Bluegrass Album – 2000
E) Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with
Vocals – 2003
F) Best Musical Album for Children – 2006
G) Best Bluegrass Album – 2009
For tickets to Ricky Skaggs’ Friday-night concert,
contact the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center at
(800)843-4753 or Bettendorf.IsleOfCapriCasinos.com.
Theatre
Dog Sees God
Harrison Hilltop Theatre
Thursday, July 15, through
Saturday, July 31
T
he Harrison Hilltop Teatre’s
latest presentation is Dog
Sees God, author Bert V. Royal’s
pitch-black comedy “unofcially”
inspired by Charles M. Schulz’s
beloved Peanuts characters.
And while I’m happy to preview
this show directed by Reader
employee Chris Walljasper, I feel
compelled to say this right of the
bat: Do not bring your children.
You may also want to think
twice about bringing your
grandparents. Or your parents.
Or anyone who might feel
compelled to bolt afer the play’s
frst fve minutes, in which
the Charlie Brown stand-in is
seen mourning the death of his
beloved dog, who contracted
rabies and wound up killing a
little yellow bird.
Tere are still a few of you lef
reading this, right?
I hope so, because while Dog
Sees God is ofentimes darkly
funny, it’s also an unexpectedly
profound meditation on peer
pressure, the challenges of
growing up, and the fundamental
meaning of life. CurtainUp.
com describes the show as one
guaranteed “to cause peals of
laughter” and “resonate even with
anyone belonging to that small
population segment unfamiliar
with Peanuts,” and the Harrison
Hilltop production boasts a cast
featuring such talents as Bryan
Tank, Cari Downing, Sara King,
Annie Walljasper, and Abby Van
Gerpen.
“But what’s Dog Sees God
about?”, you may be asking.
Well, it imagines Schulz’s famed
characters – or rather, really-
really-really close facsimiles of
Schulz’s characters – in their
teenage years, and fnds them
now dealing with alcoholism,
drug abuse, institutionalization,
sexual confusion, sexual abuse,
suicide ... .
Seriously. Don’t bring the kids.
You’ve been warned.
But if you’re the less-easily-
traumatized sort, feel free to
make reservations for Dog Sees
God – running July 15 through
31 – at (563)449-6371 or
HarrisonHilltop.com.
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Event
Davenport Public Library Eastern
Avenue Branch Grand Opening
6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport
Saturday, July 10
T
he Davenport Public Library’s current summer-reading
program is titled “Be Creative @ Your Library.” At the rate
they’re popping up, we might soon be able to be creative at our
own individual libraries.
A mere four years afer the opening of Davenport’s
Fairmount Street Library, the city will welcome visitors to
its third branch – located at 6000 Eastern Avenue – during
the library’s grand-opening celebration on July 10. With the
building’s dedication ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m., the
day will feature staf members
ofering tours and hands-on
instruction on the venue’s 20-
plus computers, plus special
guests who will provide live
entertainment for library
hounds of all ages (with two
of the guests – Cliford and
Libby the Library Dog – being literal hounds).
Among Saturday’s performers will be the city’s harmonious
barbershop ensemble the Davenport Chordbusters (pictured,
and performing at 3 p.m.), folk singer Katie Badger (1 p.m.),
and the “wizard rock” musicians of Harry & the Potters (2
p.m.). Noted prestidigitator Rick Eugene will deliver sleight-of-
hand tricks aplenty in his noontime magic show, while Curious
George himself swings through the library between 11 a.m.
and 4 p.m.
And all throughout the day, patrons are invited to explore
the book, magazine, CD, DVD, and video-game collections,
plus the library’s community meeting rooms, children’s garden,
teen area, cofee house, and book store – all of which I was able
to see during a recent pre-opening tour with Davenport Public
Library PR/Programming Coordinator Angela Campbell.
Allow me to attest, then, that the environmentally friendly,
LEED-certifed facility is not only functional, but seriously
beautiful, with enormous picture windows that (on a bright
day) illuminate the whole building without the need for
interior lights. Tere’s also so much open space surrounding
the library that a shared amphitheater is being built between
the library and a nearby, soon-to-be-erected park, work for
which will commence, as Campbell told me with a laugh, “as
soon as it stops raining every day.” So you can expect that in,
you know, 2047 or so.
In the meantime, have fun at the library’s grand-opening
party, more information for which is available by calling
(563)326-7809 or visiting DavenportLibrary.com.
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What’s Happenin’
by Mike Schulz
mike@rcreader.com
Continued On Page 18
What £Ise
ls Happenin’
MUSIC
Thursday, July 8 – Tracy Lawrence.
Country star performing as part of the
Walcott Truckers Jamboree. Iowa 80
Truckstop (Interstate 80 Exit 284 in
Walcott, Iowa). 7 p.m. Free. For more
information, visit Iowa80Truckstop.com.
Friday, July 9 – Junior Talley:
Illusions of Elvis. Concert with one
of the country’s foremost Presley
impersonators. Jumer’s Casino
& Hotel (777 Jumer Drive, Rock
Island). 8 p.m. $15-20. For tickets and
information, call (309)756-4600 or visit
JumersCasinoHotel.com.
Friday, July 9, through Sunday, July
11 – Nitetrotter Music Festival. Three-
day festival featuring performances
by more than 60 alternative and punk
bands. Downtown East Moline between
Mixtapes (830 15th Avenue) and
Racers Edge (936 15th Avenue). Noon-
midnight. $10/day. For information, visit
Nitetrotter.com.
Saturday, July 10 – Ronnie Spector.
Poolside concert with the lead singer
of the famed girl group The Ronettes.
Riverside Casino & Golf Resort (3184
Highway 22, Riverside). 8 p.m. $15. For
tickets and information, call (319)648-
1234 or visit RiversideCasinoAndResort.
com.
Wednesday, July 14 – Mat Kearney.
Pop and rock singer/songwriter in
concert, with opener Jane Carrey.
The Redstone Room (129 Main Street,
Theatre
Fences
Playcrafters Barn Theatre
Friday, July 9, through Sunday, July 18
S
o let’s say you watched this year’s
Tony Awards ceremony, saw that the August Wilson
drama Fences received awards for Best Revival of a Play, Best
Actor in a Play (Denzel Washington), and Best Actress in a
Play (Viola Davis), and said to yourselves, “Wow, I’d really
like to catch that show someday.”
You currently have two options: (1) Book a fight to New
York, and cross your fngers that the Broadway production
still has a few premium-seat tickets available for $376.50
a pop. Or (2) Drive a few miles and see Fences at the
Playcrafers Barn Teatre, with tickets going for $10 each.
I’m presuming you’d like to hear more about the second
option?
Te sixth in Wilson’s legendary 10-part series of
Pittsburgh plays – and the frst to win its author the Pulitzer
Prize – Fences is a tough-minded, deeply
emotional family drama set in the 1950s, and
since its 1987 debut, Wilson’s accomplishment
has inspired theatre critics to seek out fresh
variants on “extraordinary.” (Te Chicago
Tribute called it “a work of tremendous impact
that summons up gratitude for the beauty of
its language,” and the New York Post raved that
Fences boasted “the strongest, most passionate American
dramatic writing since Tennessee Williams.”)
Yet despite its accolades, you shouldn’t enter Wilson’s play
feeling at all intimidated. For all of its dramatic power, Fences
is also ofentimes wonderfully funny, a point that’s sure to be
made clear by director Craig Michaels and the fantastically
gifed area-theatre artists Fred Harris Jr. (pictured), Shanna
Cramer, Reggie Jarrell, and Renaud Haymon. And just think:
For the price of one Broadway ticket, you could actually see
Playcrafers’ show more than 37 times over ... which, given
its participants, you may well want to.
Unfortunately, the production only runs seven times
between July 9 and 18, so you’d be wise to reserve seats at
(309)762-0330 or Playcrafers.com.
Music
Ricky Skaggs
Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center
Friday, July 9, 7:30 p.m.
I
f you’re a country- and/or bluegrass-music fan, you’re
no doubt familiar with the discography of Ricky Skaggs,
as a quick glance at his biographical material shows that
the legendary singer and instrumentalist has released no
less than 13 singles.
Hmm ... that sounds a little light for a legend ... . Lemme
check those numbers again ... .
A-ha. He actually released 13 singles over the past 30
years that reached number one on Billboard’s country-music
chart. Tat makes a lot more sense.
Playing the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center
on July 9, this seasoned, Kentucky-based performer has
been a beloved musical mainstay for the better part of 40
years, with his chart-
topping tunes including
such genre classics as
“Crying My Heart Out
Over You,” “I Don’t
Care,” “Heartbroke,”
“Country Boy,” “Lovin’
Only Me,” and “Cajun
Moon.”
And oh man but
is his trophy mantle
full, as the artists has
– to date – scored
seven Country Music
Association Awards, 11
International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, and a
whopping 14 Grammy Awards.
Consider yourself a Ricky Skaggs trivia buf? Try
matching the star’s Grammy-winning album with the
category in which he won the award:
1) Ancient Times
2) Fireball
3) Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass 1946 & ’47
4) Restless
5) Same Old Train
6) A Simple Life
7) Songs from the Neighborhood: Te Music of Mr. Rogers
A) Best Country Instrumental Performance – 1983
B) Best Country Vocal Collaboration – 1991
C) Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – 1998
D) Best Bluegrass Album – 2000
E) Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with
Vocals – 2003
F) Best Musical Album for Children – 2006
G) Best Bluegrass Album – 2009
For tickets to Ricky Skaggs’ Friday-night concert,
contact the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center at
(800)843-4753 or Bettendorf.IsleOfCapriCasinos.com.
Music
O.A.R.
Adler Theatre
Saturday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.
“H
ey, Mike. I need you to do a What’s Happenin’
piece on ... .”
“Aw, Jef, when can I go home? Any time now? I’m still
experiencing the fallout from the one shot I had afer
dinner last night. It was a wonderful day, flled with love
and memories. But then I felt something coming over
me – some tragedy in waiting – and on my way to the
toy store, I saw someone in the road.
“I don’t know what the stranger, the wanderer, was
doing in this town, but he fagged me down and said,
‘Right on time, James! I was conquering fools about an
hour ago – that was a crazy game of poker! – and need
to see that coalminer Mr. Brown on the road outside
Columbus. Whose chariot is this?’
“‘Get away!’ I shouted. ‘I don’t know about Mr.
Brown!’
“‘Ah, Mr. Moon,’ he replied, ‘the delicate few hold
on true, and one day you’ll be living in the end,
revisited by what is mine. Here’s to you and the gif
of your war song! To Zion goes I!’ And he vanished.
Whatever happened yesterday, I’m shattered, and need
to lay down.
“Anyway. What’s the What’s Happenin’ on? Try me.”
“It’s on the platinum-selling rockers O.A.R., playing
the Adler Teatre on July 17.”
“Oh. You know, I’m not all that familiar with the band ... .”
For tickets to O.A.R.’s Davenport concert – and the chance
to hear many of the group’s 42 aforementioned songs – call
(800)745-3000 or visit AdlerTeatre.com.
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Event
Davenport Public Library Eastern
Avenue Branch Grand Opening
6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport
Saturday, July 10
T
he Davenport Public Library’s current summer-reading
program is titled “Be Creative @ Your Library.” At the rate
they’re popping up, we might soon be able to be creative at our
own individual libraries.
A mere four years afer the opening of Davenport’s
Fairmount Street Library, the city will welcome visitors to
its third branch – located at 6000 Eastern Avenue – during
the library’s grand-opening celebration on July 10. With the
building’s dedication ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m., the
day will feature staf members
ofering tours and hands-on
instruction on the venue’s 20-
plus computers, plus special
guests who will provide live
entertainment for library
hounds of all ages (with two
of the guests – Cliford and
Libby the Library Dog – being literal hounds).
Among Saturday’s performers will be the city’s harmonious
barbershop ensemble the Davenport Chordbusters (pictured,
and performing at 3 p.m.), folk singer Katie Badger (1 p.m.),
and the “wizard rock” musicians of Harry & the Potters (2
p.m.). Noted prestidigitator Rick Eugene will deliver sleight-of-
hand tricks aplenty in his noontime magic show, while Curious
George himself swings through the library between 11 a.m.
and 4 p.m.
And all throughout the day, patrons are invited to explore
the book, magazine, CD, DVD, and video-game collections,
plus the library’s community meeting rooms, children’s garden,
teen area, cofee house, and book store – all of which I was able
to see during a recent pre-opening tour with Davenport Public
Library PR/Programming Coordinator Angela Campbell.
Allow me to attest, then, that the environmentally friendly,
LEED-certifed facility is not only functional, but seriously
beautiful, with enormous picture windows that (on a bright
day) illuminate the whole building without the need for
interior lights. Tere’s also so much open space surrounding
the library that a shared amphitheater is being built between
the library and a nearby, soon-to-be-erected park, work for
which will commence, as Campbell told me with a laugh, “as
soon as it stops raining every day.” So you can expect that in,
you know, 2047 or so.
In the meantime, have fun at the library’s grand-opening
party, more information for which is available by calling
(563)326-7809 or visiting DavenportLibrary.com.
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from there and add more
stuf. ... But there’s something
to be said about just sitting
there with a guitar and
coming up with a ditty and
writing a song.”
Given its sound and
approach, it’s probably not
coincidental that Rock the
Hall is the fruit of Burns
learning his way around
a studio. Centaur Noir’s
previous collection was
Boombox Sessions Volume
One, and its title was in no
way a joke. “It was just a one-track recording,”
Burns said.
With Meth & Goats, he said, “I knew how
to sing into a microphone, but the whole
engineering aspect of it was something that Ray
did.” Laying down the tracks, he added, is the
easy part of recording: “Everything afer that
is what takes a while to really get the fnesse
of making everything sound right and mixed
right.”
Te relative crudeness of Rock the Hall
is mostly charming, with a few caveats.
“Wilderness Eyes” is far too similar to the
aforementioned “We Don’t Eat Flesh” – in
melody, stresses, and the way the title is sung in
the chorus.
And I’m eager to see what Burns can do
when he’s not also dealing with a steep studio
learning curve. I’m hopeful that familiarity and
comfort will result in a more subtle approach
that involves more blending and less pairing of
opposites – a trick that works here but one that
will bring diminishing returns.
Burns said he’s working on an eight-song EP
(Let’s Start a War) for release this summer, and
then he’ll “marinate on it” – perform out of the
area, see if there’s label interest in Centaur Noir,
and work on a new full-length.
And he’ll continue to roll out his series of
“Miditations” – a project that started as a lark
and has morphed into something greater. “I
wanted to do a cover of ’We Are the World’ just
as kind of a joke thing,” Burns explained. His
plan was to sing over MIDI versions of songs,
but he then decided to augment them further.
“I want it to sound interesting and have
some musical merit to it for sure,” he said. “But
there is defnitely something funny about me
covering a Lisa Loeb song or an Ace of Base
song.”
He chose some of the songs as guilty
pleasures, but he said he ofen appreciates them
more afer trying to adapt them: “Some of the
songs I fat-out love. Most of them I do.”
For more information on Centaur Noir, visit
MySpace.com/centaurnoir or Facebook.com/
centaurnoir. Centaur Noir’s “Miditations” and
Boombox Sessions Volume One can be found at
DeepCutsRecords.blogspot.com.
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he frst two tracks of
Centaur Noir’s Rock
the Hall are a study in
contrasts. Lead track “Market
Street” is a dusty piece of
lonesome folk – guitar,
percussion, and a little
harmonica under restrained
twin vocals, one falsetto and
one a hoarse croak.
It’s followed by “Only
English Spoken,” with
blunt beats and dominating
electronics overwhelming the
vocals.
So Centaur Noir, a solo project of Meth &
Goats frontman (and Moline resident) Jon
Burns, embraces a dual nature. Sometimes the
two sides meet – as on album standout “Ten
More Years,” in which the lead acoustic guitar is
balanced by sof, droning synthesized melodies.
But even when they do converge, each song’s
heartbeat is clearly either folksy or electronic.
Largely self-recorded (with assistance from
Meth & Goats bandmate Ray Malone) at
Moline’s Sound & Vision studio, the aesthetic of
Rock the Hall is defantly homemade and lo-f,
and it’s merely descriptive to say that the album
is simple; one can easily count the distinct
elements of each song.
But it’s efectively simple, with plenty of
variety over the 14 tracks and with each song
distilled to essential elements; in relatively spare
musical settings, Rock the Hall establishes its
moods efciently. Against expectations created
by its name, the title track is a melancholy
and intimate remembrance crafed by hushed
vocals and heartfelt guitar within bookends
of static noise. “Moving Down the Line” has a
sof menace born of a cold texture and multi-
tracked vocals discrete enough that they suggest
a narrator with multiple personalities. And
by making “We Don’t Eat Flesh” an upbeat
anthem, Burns demonstrates how to hold a
listener’s attention with a stark contrast between
content and tone.
“I like to try to balance everything out, so I’m
not doing too much of one thing,” the singer/
songwriter said in a recent phone interview.
Burns said that roughly half the songs
on Rock the Hall were composed on guitar,
“without any pre-thought about what I was
going to do when I recorded them.” Tose
are the ones with what Burns called a “singer/
songwriter feel.”
Te remainder were assembled in the studio,
he said, starting with beats, “building the music
and then writing everything on top of that
aferwards, afer I had the drums and the bass
groove and things like that.”
Burns said he prefers the latter process. “I like
building songs in the studio,” he said, “because
it’s instant gratifcation, when you’re sitting
there recording stuf and you come up with a
rif or an idea and then you kind of spiral of
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Centaur Noir, Rock the Hall
by Jef Ignatius
jef@rcreader.com
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simply didn’t) sufciently project their voices.
I found myself admiring the woodland details
of stage designer Earl Strupp’s set pieces when I
couldn’t admire the sights or sounds of anything
else on stage.
What I
did see and
hear, however,
was quite
enjoyable.
While some
of the actors
had a tendency
to simply
recite their
lines, several
actors stood
out with more
expressive
performances.
While Tim
Miller
stumbled
through some
of his lines and jumped a few of his cues, his
Peter Quince emerged a jovial, companionable
character. Pilgrim commands attention the
moment she steps on stage, with a strong pout
aiding her feisty turn as Hermia. Tunniclif,
however, out-pouts her with an almost whiny
approach to Helena. (While it lef me thinking
it would require a spell to love this young
woman, it also made for an intriguing take on
the character’s romantic arc, in that it’s not
so obvious why Demetrius should love her.)
Workman, who was fairly one-note for much
of his performance, blossomed with almost
silly undertones while under the fower’s power,
enamored with Helena and fghting with
Lysander for her afection.
It’s Bob Hanske, however, who earned
the title of Crowd-Pleaser for his portayal of
Bottom. Above and beyond any other actor
on stage, Hanske managed to project both in
volume and in personality, mostly with his
delightful shades of pretentiousness. Even with
a horse head over his own, Hanske could be
clearly heard, and he seemed to be enjoying
his role so much that it was hard not to enjoy
it along with him. While the crowd chuckled
throughout the production, it roared afer many
of Hanske’s lines.
Genesius Guild’s A Midsummer Night’s
Dream makes for a pleasant way to spend a...
well, a midsummer night. Might I suggest,
though, arriving early to guarantee yourself
a good seat, one ofering a full view of the
performance. One in the front row would be
especially nice, as it would give you a better
chance of hearing most of the actors.
For more information, visit Genesius.org.
Tom White covers entertainment news for
WQAD Quad Cities News 8.
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arrived at Genesius Guild’s Friday-night
performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
10 minutes prior to the start of the show.
What would otherwise be adequate arrival time
for most of the Guild’s performances proved a
problem for
this one – I
could not fnd
a seat. Other
than a few spots
on the not-
comfortable-
enough-for-
more-than-
two-hours
bleachers, the
seats were flled.
With patrons
already staking
out spots on the
surrounding
lawn, I was
forced to return
to my car, grab
a lawn chair, and jockey for a position to best
view the night’s performance.
While frustrating for me, this was no doubt
good for Genesius Guild, as the performance
was well-attended – perhaps even beyond
expectations. (I was told that Saturday night’s
performance broke a record for attendance.)
And I’m certain it helped that William
Shakespeare’s fantasy is one of his most popular
plays.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a tale of
crisscrossed lovers. Hermia (Lisa Pilgrim) loves
Lysander (Andy Curtiss), but is ordered by
her father, Egeus (Michael Miller), to marry
Demetrius (Paul Workman); Helena (Annie
Tunniclif), meanwhile, loves Demetrius, who
does not love her in return. Shakespeare’s
romantic quartet ends up in the realm of
Fairyland, where they get mixed up in a plot
by Oberon (Adam Overberg), the king of the
fairies, to embarrass his Queen Titania (Faith
Rebekah). Oberon plans to use a magical fower
to cause Titania to fall in love with the frst
thing she sees upon waking, but afer seeing
Demetrius treat Helena cruelly, he also orders his
fairy servant, Puck (Stephanie Moeller), to use
the fower to bewitch the man into loving this
romantically beleaguered young lady. Inevitably,
the best laid plans of mice and, um, fairies, go
awry, leading to a who-loves-whom mix-up that
must be corrected.
Te production marks the frst Genesius
Guild play in which I can recall being bothered
by the staging. Director Patti Flaherty positions
much of the proceedings downstage right,
which I may not have noticed had it not been
the only part of the stage that was almost
entirely obstructed from my view. As it was, I
was lef listening to, rather than watching, much
of the performance – and that, too, proved a
problem, as not all of the actors were able to (or
Puckishness
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at Lincoln Park through July 11
By Thom White
A Midsummer Night’s Dream ensemble members
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like a motivational poster – “Good is its own
reward!” “Tomorrow is a brand new day!”
– and you’d campaign for the release of some
serial killer who kept all his dates in jars in
his basement. Of course you want to believe
your girlfriend’s “One day the world will be
ours!”, but she has yet to show herself to be
ethical, and it’s wildly unlikely she’ll become
ethical now. What alternatives do you have
besides ending it? Well, you could stick around
and be lied to, cheated on, and placated with
aphorisms: “Our love is here to stay!” (As long
as you don’t call or come by afer 10.) “Our love
is like a rose!” Well, okay, we’ll give her that
one – in that it has something in common with
getting stuck with a thorn, coming down with
necrotizing fasciitis, and losing an arm.
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7he Woman Who Mistook Her
$inkhoIe for a ßoyfriend
y-y, don’t leave me-e-e!” On the plus side, he’s
probably potty-trained to the point where he
wears boxers instead of Huggies Pull-Ups.
You might end up giving birth to a clingy
child, but you sure shouldn’t marry one. In
a healthy relationship, two fully functioning
adults come together; they aren’t bolted
together. Tey stay together because they love
each other – meaning they respect and admire
each other, have more fun together, and are
better together than alone. What you have isn’t
love, but a guy dressing up pathological need in
a love suit and manipulating you with cuddly-
wuddly coerciveness: “Just stay and snuggle – or
I’ll pout ‘til the end of time.” You’ve got a choice:
live with constant confict, or avoid seeing your
family and friends – or doing anything that’ll
trigger his abandonment issues, like going to
the mailbox or the ladies’ room.
Hang with crazy long enough, and it can
start to seem normal – to the point where
you’re only thinking of postponing your
wedding instead of mapping out routes to fee.
Even if your fancé wanted to change (and it
seems he hasn’t yet been motivated), he isn’t
going to become a full, independent person
in six months or a year. It’s probably tempting
to try to make it work and make allowances
for his past, but just picture yourself once his
neediness has not only the force of habit from
your putting up with it, but a state license
behind it. Sure, you can always get divorced
– that is, if you can fgure out the combination
to get out the front door.
I’m thinking of postponing my wedding.
My fancé seems incapable of being apart
from me. We dated long-distance, so I didn’t
realize the extent of his clinginess until we
moved in together. If I want some “me time,”
he gets ofended. If I don’t stand or sit next
to him or cuddle with him, he claims I don’t
like him. If I eat lunch with a friend instead
of him (as I do daily), he’s upset. Even when
we spend time with my family, there are
repercussions (moping and drama when we
get home). I do try to take his upbringing
into consideration. His parents divorced
when he was nine, and neither wants much
to do with him or his brother. Initially, I
found his behavior sweet… as in, “How cute
that my fancé wants to come with me to the
grocery store or to buy shoes,” but now I’m
thinking, “Hey, Crazy, calm down, I’ll see
you tonight, and I can go to the store without
you.”
– Smothered
Even an emotionally together person can
feel a little pang when their partner’s going
away for a time – like, to Europe for a week, not
to Rite-Aid for a box of tampons.
Other women betray their partners by
having illicit sex. You only have to have illicit
lunch (eat a burger with somebody who isn’t
him). Grab a little alone time, and it’s like
you’re slutting around on him – with yourself.
For him and his unresolved issues, every day
is the frst day of nursery school: “Mommy-y-
In February, I discovered my girlfriend
was cheating on me with her millionaire ex. I
told him, and he told her to beat it. She tried
to patch things up with him, but couldn’t,
and came back to me two months ago, saying
she loves me and wants to marry me. But
I’ve started catching her in lies again. For
example, she said she’d be studying at home,
but she wasn’t answering her phone (rare for
her). I dropped by at 10, and she wasn’t there.
Tis was just two days afer she took me to
dinner and told me, “One day the world will
be ours!” What gives? What alternatives do I
have besides ending it?
– Scammed
Good thing you’re not on the parole
board. You’d only need to hear a guy talk
$ingIe 7rite FemaIe
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that you will win a Dutch lottery, fnd a diamond
ring on the sidewalk, or be picked to star in a new
reality TV show, How Would You Use a Gif of Ten
Million Dollars? But what’s far more likely than
any of those possibilities is that you will be able to
capitalize on a legacy whose cash value is hard to
estimate. Is there any birthright you’ve been
neglecting to exploit? Any part of your heritage
that may be ready to bring you a boost?

CAPRICORN (December 22-January
19): So it turns out that the “blemish” is
actually essential to the beauty. Te
“deviation” is at the core of the strength. Te “wrong
turn” was crucial to you getting you back on the
path with heart. I have rarely seen a better example
of happy accidents, Capricorn. You may not realize
it quite yet – although I hope this horoscope is
bringing it all into focus – but you have been the
benefciary of a tricky form of divine intervention.
One good way of expressing your gratitude is to
share with friends the tale of how you came to see
that the imperfections were perfect.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February
18): Your anger is potentially a
valuable resource. At least in theory, it can be a
motivating force that gives you the clarity and
stamina you need to make constructive changes.
But how can you make sure that your anger serves
your generous urges? What should you do to keep
it from being just a self-indulgent thrash that leads
to no productive action? Here’s one thing you can
do: Express your rage very selectively; don’t let it
leak all over everything. Here’s another thing:
Cultivate loads of empathy, joy, and appreciation
for beauty. Ten when you do unleash your rage, it
will be conditioned by love. Now would be an
excellent time to try out these ideas.

PISCES (February 19-March 20):
Have you fallen in omnidirectional
love these past few weeks? Are you
swooning with such reckless splendor that at
times you feel like you’re swimming in mid-air?
By my reckoning, you have an urgent need to be
caught up in a vortex of free-form afection. Your
receptivity to being tickled and spun around by
an almost insane outpouring of libidinous
empathy is crucial to your education. If for some
reason this has not been the case, please fnd out
what you’ve been doing to obstruct the
boisterously tender feelings the cosmos is aching
to fll you up with.


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What’s even more important for the task at hand is
the fact that you have an exceptional capacity for
identifying the fantasies that frighten you and
fnding fresh and practical ways to deal with them.
Tat’s why I say that you now have an excellent
opportunity to achieve a major victory over your
fears... to outwit them, outfank them, and even
dissolve them. To get started on this glorious quest,
chant the following ten times: “I am a crafy,
compassionate warrior who fnds amusement in
every challenge.”

VIRGO (August 23-September 22):
One of my Virgo readers, Mariann
Grace, is conducting a research project.
It’s rooted in two assumptions. Te frst is an idea of
mine: that everyone alive has an inalienable right to
a steady supply of fresh omens. Te second
assumption comes from the writer Angus Stocking:
“Always interpret every omen favorably.” With these
two ideas as her theses, Mariann is testing the
following approach: “Interpret absolutely
everything that happens as a favorable omen.” Tis
would be an excellent game for you to play in the
coming week, Virgo. Synchronicities are about to
rain down upon you, food toward you, and bubble
up from below. Judging from the astrological
confgurations, I’d say it really does make sense to
regard every one of them as meaningful, useful,
and invigorating.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22):
It’s high time to banish the excuses you
think you have for not doing your best. Tere is no
longer any valid reason to hide from your true
calling or deny yourself more profound happiness.
You are ready to see that the supposed “obstacles”
to your success are actually instrumental to your
success – prods that will make you so much
smarter and stronger that you cannot be defeated
by circumstances. Why is this happening now? It’s
because a force working behind the scenes – you
can imagine it as God or destiny or karma if you
like – is clearing away the illusions that have held
you in thrall to false ideas about who you are. If I
were you, I’d shout “Hallelujah!” as I pinch myself
in the butt and pat myself on the head.

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21):
For the foreseeable future, it’s fne with
God (and with Nature, too) if you put all
your eggs in one basket – as long as the basket is well-
woven and beautiful to behold. You’ve also got cosmic
permission to forget about all but one of the tempting
targets in your feld of vision – as long as the bullseye
you choose is very worthy of your sacred longing. To
sum up, Scorpio, be single-mindedly focused almost
to the point of manic obsession – as long as you’re
reasonably sure that the object of your devotion is
your personal version of the Holy Grail.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-
December 21): In the next few weeks,
the odds are higher than usual that
you’ll inherit an amusement park or a tropical island
or a proftable pig farm. Tere’s also a slight chance
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Have
you added some bulk and stability to
your foundation any time recently,
Aries? Have you grown your roots deeper and
asked for more from your traditional sources and
recommitted yourself to your primal vows? I
hope so, because this is a perfect time,
astrologically speaking, to strengthen your link to
everything that sustains you. You have a sacred
duty to push harder for access to the stuf that
builds your emotional intelligence and fuels your
long-range plans.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I like the
way you’ve been contradicting yourself,
Taurus. I appreciate your ability to be
inconsistent, paradoxical, and upside-down. It
has allowed you to wriggle free of the rut you had
been stuck in. You’ve stirred the afections of
people who had been frustrated about your
narrow focus. Yes, it’s true that you have also
sown a bit of confusion in a situation that had
formerly been clear and concise, and that may
have rankled the sticklers. But in my opinion, this
is a fertile, healthy confusion that will ultimately
lead to an unexpected breakthrough.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “We’re all
in ‘sales,’ selling our personalities, our
accomplishments, our charms.” Tat’s a
quote from Richard Grossinger’s new book 2013.
I share his view of human nature. Is there any
interaction between people that doesn’t involve a
bit of hustling? Te subtext of every encounter
includes at least one of the following: (1) “I want
you to like me.” (2) “I’m trying to get you to
believe I am who I say I am.” (3) “I’d really like
you to see how interesting and important and
unique I am.” Given the fact that this is a
ubiquitous phenomenon, there’s no need to be
shy or embarrassed or secretive about it. Tat’s
especially true for you these days. So get out there
and sell yourself, Gemini. With brazen innocence
and relaxed enjoyment, show the world who you
are and why you matter.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Have
you ever observed the rising moon
with such a steady gaze that you’ve
actually seen it move? Have you ever sat yourself
down in front of a rose bud during the hour it
exploded into full bloom? Tose experiences
have resemblances to a slow-motion burst of
graceful growth that’s unfolding in your own
sphere. I hope you have the patience to give it
your full attention, because that way it’s more
likely to express its potential completely. To
enhance your chances of nurturing the subtle
magic, remember and ruminate on the images
your nightly dreams give you.

LEO (July 23-August 22): I’m not
necessarily saying that you have
superhuman levels of courage these
days, Leo, but you do have more than usual.
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What £Ise ls Happenin’
Davenport). 7 p.m. $20. For tickets and
information, call (563)326-1333 or visit
RedstoneRoom.com.
Friday, July 16 – Casting Crowns.
Award-winning Christian musicians in
their “Until the Whole World Hears Tour.”
Adler Theatre (136 East Third Street,
Davenport). 7:30 p.m. $17-77. For tickets,
call (800)745-3000 or visit AdlerTheatre.
com.
Friday, July 16 – The Commodores.
Legendary R&B group in concert. Quad-
Cities Waterfront Convention Center
(1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf ). 7:30
p.m. $20. For tickets and information,
call (800)843-4753 or visit Bettemndorf.
IsleOfCapriCasinos.com.
Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July
17 – Camp Euforia Music Festival.
Seventh-annual celebration of
independent music, with performances
by Euforquestra, Kyle Hollingsworth,
EOTO, and more than two dozen other
bands. Camp Euforia (5335 Utah Avenue,
Lone Tree). Friday – concerts begin at
5:30 p.m.; Saturday – concerts begin at
10:30 a.m. $55-75 for a two-day pass. For
information, visit CampEuforia.com.
Saturday, July 17 – Brad Paisley.
Country artist performing in his “H20
World Tour,” with special guests Darius
Rucker and Justin Moore, plus water-
themed activities in the outdoor plaza
area. i wireless Center (1201 River
Drive, Moline). 7:30 p.m. $25-59.75.
For tickets, call (800)745-3000 or visit
iwirelessCenter.com.
Saturday, July 17 – The Daiquiri
Factory’s Sixth-Anniversary Party.
Outdoor party with performances by
Hairbanger’s Ball and uneXpected
on the Great River Plaza Stage. The
District of Rock Island. 7 p.m. $10. For
information, call (309)283-1809 or visit
DaiquiriFactory.com.
Sunday, July 18 – Adekola. Jazz
saxophonist performs and educates
as part of Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday
Jazz Matinee & Workshop Series. The
Redstone Room (129 Main Street,
Davenport). 3 p.m. all-ages workshop,
$5/adult, children free; 6 p.m. concert:
$10-15. For tickets and information, call
(563)326-1333 or visit Polyrhythms.org or
RedstoneRoom.com.
THEATRE
Thursday, July 8, through Sunday,
July 18 – A Turn for the Nurse. Zany
plots and familial betrayals in Rick
Abbot’s farce. Richmond Hill Barn
Theatre (Richmond Hill Park, Geneseo).
Thursdays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays
4 p.m. $8-10. For tickets and information,
call (309)944-2244 or visit RHPlayers.com.
Thursday, July 8, through Sunday,
July 18 – 100 Saints You Should Know.
New Ground Theatre’s presentation of
Kate Fodor’s dramatic comedy. Village
Theatre (2113 East 11th Street, the
Village of East Davenport). Fridays and
Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays and
Sundays 2 p.m. $12-15. For tickets and
information, call (563)326-7529 or visit
NewGroundTheatre.org.
Friday, July 9, through Sunday, July
18 – Grease. Quad City Music Guild’s
presentation of the ’50s-era musical
comedy. Prospect Park Auditorium
(1584 34th Avenue, Moline). Thursdays-
Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m.
$10-15. For tickets and information, call
(309)762-6610 or visit QCMusicGuild.com.
Wednesday, July 14, through
Saturday, August 28 – Squabbles.
In-laws do battle in Marshall Karp’s
domestic comedy. Circa ’21 Dinner
Playhouse (1828 Third Avenue, Rock
Island). Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays,
and Thursday, July 14 – 6 p.m. dinner,
7:45 show; Sundays 4 p.m. dinner, 5:45
p.m. show; Wednesday matinées 11:45
a.m. plated lunch, 1:30 p.m. show.
$27.04-46.28. For tickets and information,
call (309)786-7733 extension 2 or visit
Circa21.com.
Thursday, July 15, through Sunday,
July 25 – Show Boat. Legendary musical
by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein
II. Clinton Area Showboat Theatre (311
Riverview Drive, Clinton). Thursdays-
Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays and
Wednesdays 3 p.m. $16-20. For tickets
and information, call (563)242-6760 or
visit Summer-Stock.org.
Thursday, July 15, through
Saturday, July 24 – Love, Sex, & the
I.R.S. Farcical romance by William Van
Zandt and Jane Milmore. Timber Lake
Playhouse (8215 Black Oak Road, Mt.
Carroll). Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.;
Tuesdays-Thursdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays
and Wednesdays 2 p.m.; Sundays
6:30 p.m. $11-20. For tickets and
information, call (815)244-2035 or visit
TimberLakePlayhouse.org.
EVENTS
Monday, July 19, through Sunday,
July 25 – Rock Island County Fair.
Annual, week-long event featuring
attractions, rides, food vendors, live
music, races, pageants, 4-H displays, and
more. Rock Island County Fairgrounds
(Archer Avenue and Avenue of the Cities,
East Moline). Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday 8 a.m. gates; Tuesday and
Thursday 7:30 a.m. gates; Saturday
and Sunday 9 a.m. gates. Free gate
admission. For information, call (309)796-
1620 or visit RockIslandCountyFair.
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that have legalized medical marijuana have
started out by having the classifcation
reviewed under the existing criteria of the
Controlled Substances Act,” Olsen said.
Because the state and federal criteria for
drug schedules are identical, the frst step in
rescheduling a drug federally is to do it at
the state level, he said: “We’re poised now to
tell the federal government that marijuana
has accepted medical use.” (Te Oregon
Board of Pharmacy in June reclassifed
marijuana to Schedule II, following Iowa’s
lead.)
Olsen added that he’s going to continue to
push at the state level, trying to get Iowa to
permit medical use of marijuana.
“Te only solution is to allow patients
to grow their own,” he said. “It doesn’t cost
the state a dime. ... Tey can just leave the
situation like that for as long as they want.
And when they get some money they
want to pour into it, they can fgure out
something better.”
Possession of marijuana is still a
violation of federal law, but the Obama
administration has said prosecution is not
a priority. “Tat’s how the whole thing fts
together right now,” Olsen said. “It’s just
totally loosey-goosey. Until the states tell the
federal government to reclassify marijuana
as having accepted medical use ... it’s going
to be impossible to do anything except to
allow patients to grow their own and tell the
patients, ‘Hey, you’re on your own.’”
Olsen said he’s waiting to see how
his current case comes out before he
fles additional lawsuits, but most of
the strategies he’s considering involve
compelling the Board of Pharmacy to take
action. Olsen listed four approaches he
might take, starting with fling a petition for
rule-making.
“I have a lot of options right now, and
I’m not going to stop complaining on this,
but I’m not sure what direction I’m going
to go,” he said. “We’re in the middle of a
tournament here, and it’s hard to say where
the next shot is coming from.”
decision.”
As a result, Olsen said, the legislature
has no idea what to do with the Board
of Pharmacy recommendation. “Te
legislature is just sort of responding to the
Board of Pharmacy by going, ‘Wow. You
reviewed the classifcation of this stuf
and found it was ... [in the same class as]
morphine? Are you kidding? What are we
supposed to do with that?’”
Olsen argues that marijuana should be
scheduled no higher than Schedule III,
where the federal government currently
classifes “synthetic THC in sesame oil/sof
gelatin”: “Marijuana couldn’t possibly be in
a higher schedule than the pharmaceutically
pure psychoactive ingredient.”
But arguing about classifcation ignores
an essential truth: Federal law recognizes no
legal therapeutic use for pot, and as long as
that’s the case, there’s no legally correct way
to allow medicinal use of marijuana. Put
diferently, one of Iowa’s problems is that
it’s trying to go through proper channels
with medical marijuana when there are no
proper channels.
“Te other states that have legalized
marijuana haven’t even bothered to fool
around with the classifcation of it,” Olsen
said. “Tey’ve just said people can grow it at
home.”
According to NORML (NORML.com/
index.cfm?Group_ID=3391), 14 states have
legalized medical marijuana since 1996.
In addition, Maryland has set a maximum
state fne of $100 for people convicted of
marijuana-related crimes who prove that
they have a medical need for the drug. In all
of those states, voter initiative or legislative
action was the channel through which
decriminalization occurred.
Iowa’s administrative path to
reclassifcation is what makes it so
important, Olsen said. By recommending
Schedule II – thus claiming that marijuana
has “accepted medical use in treatment
in the United States” – the Iowa Board of
Pharmacy is essentially challenging the
federal classifcation when other states have
simply ignored it. “None of the other states
ßumps in the Road to MedicaI Marijuana
by Jef Ignatius
jef@rcreader.com
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labeled a “nonlethal weapon,” this, too, is
not without its dangers. As David Hambling
writes for Wired News, “Like other impact
rounds, the Flash-Ball is meant to be aimed
at the body – fring from a remote, fying
platform is likely to increase the risk of head
injury.”
One thing is clear: While the idea of
airborne drones policing America’s streets
may seem far-fetched, like something out of
a sci-f movie, it is no longer in the realm of
the impossible. Now, it’s just a matter of how
soon you can expect them to be patrolling
your own neighborhood. Te crucial
question, however, is whether Americans
will be able to limit the government’s use of
such surveillance tools or whether we will
be caught in an electronic nightmare from
which there is no escape.
Constitutional attorney and author John
W. Whitehead is founder and president
of Te Rutherford Institute. His book
Te Change Manifesto is available in
bookstores and online. He can be contacted
at johnw@rutherford.org. Information about
Te Rutherford Institute is available at
Rutherford.org.
Continued From Page 8
King/Richard
by Mike Schulz
judicious pruning. You have to choose the
story you want to tell, and there are elements
that you simply have to get rid of – parts of
the story that you can’t tell – because you
don’t want the audience to sit out there for
three-and-a-half hours or longer. And I also
thought it would give me the opportunity to
put together a nice, solid cast – actors that
I enjoy working with and that I felt could
handle the roles. So I decided to go ahead
and take the opportunity that Don was
ofering. And now, of course, I wonder if I
was insane when I did that.
Richard speaks a full third of the lines in
the play – three times as many as any other
character. So I knew it was going to be a big
challenge, just in terms of memorization.
But one of the things about this play is that
Shakespeare had not really learned at this
point that he needed to give his principal
actors a break about two-thirds of the way
into the show. You know, Hamlet has Act IV
– he’s kind of just of-stage with his feet up
– and Richard doesn’t have that.
So it’s a marathon. It’s taxing. I mean,
just one Shakespearean scene done right is
incredibly taxing – you’re so engaged with
your brain and your body that afer one
10-minute scene, you’re literally spent. And
now I’ve got three hours that I’m trying to
condition myself to, you know? It’s nuts.
UItimate $tage ViIIain
Still, King happily concedes that when
presented with the challenge of one of
Shakespeare’s most powerful and memorable
characters, the eventual performance
satisfaction is more than worth the efort.
Richard is a real actor’s showcase. It’s
great, great fun. But it’s a difcult role to
approach, because while Richard is this
kind of ultimate stage villain, he’s also the
protagonist. He’s the principal character.
And so I can’t play Richard as this sort of
melodramatic super-villain. I can’t just
get up there and twirl my mustache and
say, “You must pay the rent!”, because the
audience won’t care about him afer the
second scene.
One of the things that’s exciting about
Richard is that he comes right out in the
frst speech of the play and [basically]
says to the audience, “I’m a bad, bad man.
And I’m a bad man by choice. Heaven
has disfgured me, so since I’m physically
corrupt, I choose to be corrupt and evil.”
And so that’s a challenge, to say that to an
audience and still get them to fall in love
with you, and be complicit with you all the
way through – to get the audience to laugh
at Richard’s morbid humor and his morbid
jokes right up until the point they realize
how truly horrifying this character is.
It’s very exciting to me as an actor, and I
hope that I serve Shakespeare’s words well in
the role. I love the language, and Richard’s
got great wordplay; some of the greatest
lines that Shakespeare ever wrote were in
this early play of his. So I’m excited and
terrifed that I won’t live up to the challenge.
But I’m defnitely diving in with both feet.
Genesius Guild’s Richard III will be
performed in Rock Island’s Lincoln Park
on Saturdays and Sundays at 8 p.m., July
17 through 25. Admission is free, although
donations are accepted, and more information
is available by visiting Genesius.org.
Continued From Page 2
strobe lights, which can cause dizziness,
disorientation, and loss of balance and make
it virtually impossible to run away; and
Tasers, which administer a powerful electric
shock.
Since June 2001, more than 350 people
– including women, children and elderly
individuals – have died in the U.S. afer
being shocked with “nonlethal” Tasers.
“Imagine how incidents would skyrocket,”
notes Paul Joseph Watson for PrisonPlanet.
com, “once the personal element of using a
Taser is removed and they are strapped to
marauding surveillance drones, eliminating
any responsibility for deaths and injuries
that occur.
“Also available to police,” writes Watson,
“will be a drone that can fre tear gas as well
as rubber pellets to disperse anyone still
living under the delusion that they were
born in a democratic country.” In fact, the
French company Tecknisolar Seni has built
a drone armed with a double-barreled 44-
millimeter Flash-Ball gun. Te one-kilo
Flash-Ball resembles a large-caliber handgun
and fres so-called nonlethal rounds,
including tear gas and rubber impact rounds
to bring down a suspect. Despite being
0rones 0ver America:
7yranny at Home
by John W. Whitehead
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10. Type measures
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20. More faint
21. Win by _ _
22. Refrain syllables
23. Diversion: 2 wds.
25. Authoritative report: 2 wds.
27. County in England
28. Examples
30. Of a natural force
31. Tabula _
33. Take the stage
35. Doctor’s directive
36. Van Cleef & Arpels, e.g.
40. Harmful
42. Not impossible
46. Bat material
47. Soldier in uniform
49. Chose
51. Eliot’s Marner
52. “How sweet _ _!”
54. Of noble birth
57. Wacko
58. Fruit in Greek mythology
60. Shopping town in India
61. Raises
63. Part of beta, zeta, theta
64. Motes
66. Couch potatoes
69. Cabbage salad
70. Elfn
71. Dispirit
73. Italy’s Teatro alla _
75. Hindu title
77. _ tempore
79. Grasslands
81. Suboceanic region
83. Round Table knight
86. Internet giant
87. River of oblivion
89. Remark
91. _ Dame
92. Simple dwelling: var.
94. Fairy tale by Hans Christian
Andersen: 3 wds.
98. Anatomical fold
99. Lists
101. Betimes
102. Welfare org.
104. Time of yr.
105. Spreads
107. Luxury car, for short
109. Cut short
111. Part of a makeover plan
113. _ -foot oil
115. Eastern prince
116. Holy Writ
120. Observes
122. Eccentric inventor of note
126. Edible bulb: 2 wds.
128. Reef fsh: 2 wds.
130. Tiptop
131. Make a smooth transition
132. French artist
133. _ kleine Nachtmusik
134. Melville’s Billy
135. Obliterate
136. Solidus
137. Greek architectural element
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2. Phenoms and virtuosi
3. Ofers
4. Cling
5. Finance charge: abbr.
6. Gondolier’s song
7. Inter _
8. Perfume, ceremonially
9. Silver, in heraldry
10. Mitt
11. Relative of a benefciary
12. Solenoid shaped
13. Michaelmas daisy
14. Looked
15. Tropical fruit
16. Engrossed
17. Genus of olives
18. Clay and limestone mixture
24. Glorify
26. Foreign currencies
29. Seat for a pianist
32. Slav
34. Big trade show
36. Puts away
37. Prevent legally
38. Kind of crime: 2 wds.
39. Mixed drinks
41. Yields
43. Large marine creature: 2 wds.
44. Cafe _
45. Attempt
48. Sounds loudly
50. Copes
53. Of that kind
55. Coalitions
56. Slow way of speaking
59. Expertise
62. Young man in love
65. Word in a forecast
67. Nonsense!
68. Skids
72. A machine tool
74. Word of greeting
76. Make secure with cables
77. Buckets
78. Physician and word maven
80. Use a cutting tool
82. Ice
84. Rye fungus
85. Permission
88. False
90. Pushes down
93. Like some manuscripts
95. She, in Chartres
96. 1960s protest singer
97. Dross
100. Pilfer
103. Santa _
106. Covered with bristles
108. Attacks suddenly
110. Relatives of blintzes
112. TV part
114. Bargain
116. Clear the deck
117. _ En-lai
118. External part
119. Port city in Latvia
121. Dame _ Everage
123. Skewer
124. Carson’s successor
125. Subject of study
127. Born: French
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Bee All U Can Bee Karaoke & DJ -Commodore
Tap, 2202 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
David Zollo & the Body Electric -Iowa City Yacht
Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA
DJ Night -Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W. Mayne
St. Blue Grass, IA
Doug Gabriel & Family (3pm) -Old Creamery
Theatre, 39 38th Ave. Amana, IA
E11eventh Hour (6pm) -Poopy’s Pub & Grub,
1030 Viaduct Rd Savanna, IL
Euforquestra (6:30pm) -Pedestri an Pl aza,
Downtown Iowa City, IA
Fat Dawgs Productions Karaoke & DJ Service
-Shannon’s Bar and Grill, 252 S State Ave
Hampton, IL
John Resch & “Detroit” Larry Davidson -The
Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf, IA
Karaoke Night -Sneaky Pete’s, 207 Cody Rd.
N. LeClaire, IA
Karaoke Night -The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Lee Blackmon -Fireworks, 2139 16th St. Mo-
line, IL
Live Lunch w/ Ren Estrand (noon) -Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Mike Blomme Trio -Toucan’s Outdoor Grille-n-
Cantina, 2020 1st St., Milan, IL
NINE-1-1 -Uptown Neighborhood Bar and Grill,
2340 Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
Nitetrotter Fest: Wolf Eyes - Bastard Noise
- Lemuria - Wet Hair - iiiiEyes - Living Ghost
- Sick/Tired (noon) -Mixtapes, 830 15th Ave
East Moline, IL
Pappa-Razzi -Edje Nightclub at Jumer’s
Casino and Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92 Rock
Island, IL
Passion -Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Highway 22 Riverside, IA
Ricky Skaggs -Quad- Ci ti es Water front
Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway
Bettendorf, IA
Russ Reyman Trio (5pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606
W Locust Davenport, IA
Samuel Locke Ward Record Release Party
- Ed Gray - Douglas Nye -The Mill, 120 E
Burlington Iowa City, IA
Slough Buoys (5pm) -Clinton Riverview Band-
shell, Clinton, IA
Smooth Groove -Our Lady of Guadalupe Catho-
lic Church, 800 17th St. Silvis, IL
Tri-County Band -Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell,
Middle Park Bettendorf, IA
Tronicity -11th Street Precinct, 2108 E 11th St
Davenport, IA
Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson
Tribute Band - DJ Shane Brown -RIBCO,
1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL
2010/07/10 (Sat)
A.J. Haut -Mound Street Landing, 1029 Mound
St. Davenport, IA
B2A DJ -Circle Tap, 1345 Locust St. Davenport, IA
Bee All U Can Bee Karaoke & DJ -Crabby’s, 826
W. 1st Ave. Coal Valley, IL
Benefit for Sergio: House Arrest (5pm) -Purga-
tory’s Pub, 2104 State St Bettendorf, IA
DJ Night -Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W. Mayne
St. Blue Grass, IA
Doug Gabriel & Family (3pm) -Old Creamery
Theatre, 39 38th Ave. Amana, IA
Down 4 Whatever (9pm) -Purgatory’s Pub, 2104
State St Bettendorf, IA
Hitman 50’s/60’s Night (6pm) -Blueport Junc-
tion, 6605 W River Dr Davenport, IA
Jonny Lipford -Unity Church of Christianity,
5102 47th Ave Moline, IL
Karaoke Night -Moe’s Pizza, 1312 Camanche
Ave Clinton, IA
Metallica Tribute w/ Disposable Heroes -Iowa
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA
Mommy’s Little Monster (6pm) -Hey Bryan’s,
1140 15th Ave. Moline, IL
NINE-1-1 -Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 7th
Street and the Rock River Moline, IL
Nitetrotter Fest: Mountain Asleep - Truman &
His Trophy - Dada Trash Collage - Orwell
- Ready the Destroyer - Into it. Over it
- Caw! Caw! (noon) -Mixtapes, 830 15th Ave
East Moline, IL
Open Mic Night -Coffee Dive, 226 W. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -One Library, 230 W. 3rd Street
Davenport, IA
Pappa-Razzi -Edje Nightclub at Jumer’s
Casino and Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92 Rock
Island, IL
Passion -Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Highway 22 Riverside, IA
Rock Camp USA Sessi on #2 Concer t
(noon) -The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St Davenport, IA
Ronnie Spector -Riverside Casino and Golf
Resort, 3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA
Salsa Dancing -Club Boulevard, 1801 10th St.
Moline, IL
Seven -Rt. 61 Bar & Grill, 4320 N. Brady St.,
Davenport, IA
Slough Buoys -Buzzy’s, 414 Main St Welton, IA
Songwriters in the Round (3pm) -River
Music Experience, 129 Main St Daven-
port, IA
Sweet Country -Toucan’s Outdoor Grille-n-Can-
tina, 2020 1st St., Milan, IL
Tapped Out -Ducky’s Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave
Andalusia, IL
The Bones -Uptown Neighborhood Bar and Grill,
2340 Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
The Karry Outz -Martini’s On the Rock, 4619 34th
St Rock Island, IL
The Travoltas -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock
Island, IL
Ti mespan -Cabana’s, 2120 4th Ave. Rock
Island, IL
TNT -Greenbriar Restaurant and Lounge, 4506
27th St Moline, IL
Tronicity -11th Street Precinct, 2108 E 11th St
Davenport, IA
uneXpected -Van’s, 3333 Harrison St. Dav-
enport, IA
2010/07/11 (Sun)
Breille -The Hat Eatery & Pub, 1618 W. Locust
St. Davenport, IA
Crimson Sky (6pm) -Pearl Plaza, 208 W. 2nd
St. Muscatine, IA
Doug Gabriel & Family (3pm) -Old Creamery
Theatre, 39 38th Ave. Amana, IA
joe & Vocki Price (3pm) -Tabor Home Winery,
3570 67th St., Baldwin, IA
Karaoke Night -The Muddy Waters, 1708 State
St. Bettendorf, IA
Keep Off The Grass (4pm) -The Captain’s Table,
4801 River Dr. Moline, IL
Nitetrotter Fest: CAVE - Prince Rama - ONO
- Light Pollution - Mija - Jesus Is Angry
- The Tanks (noon) -Mixtapes, 830 15th Ave
East Moline, IL
Passion (2pm) -Riverside Casino and Golf Resort,
3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA
Reverend Raven (5pm) -Blueport Junction, 6605
W River Dr Davenport, IA
Russ Reyman, Pianist (10am-2pm brunch
performance) -The Lodge Hotel, Spruce Hills
& Utica Ridge Bettendorf, IA
Secret Squirrel -LeClaire Park, River Dr & Ripley
St Davenport, IA
The Avey Brothers -Rascals Rock Memorabilia
Bar, 1414 15th St. Moline, IL
The Five Bridges Jazz Band (10am) -Brady
Street Chop House, Radisson QC Plaza Hotel
Davenport, IA
Troy Harris, Pianist (11:30am) -Bass Street
Chop House, 1601 River Dr Moline, IL
2010/07/12 (Mon)
Karaoke Night -The Old Stardust Sports Bar,
1191 19th Street Moline, IL
Live Lunch w/ Chris Darby (noon) -Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ J. Knight -The Mill, 120 E Burling-
ton Iowa City, IA
RME Rock Camp Concert (6:30pm) -Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St Moline, IL
2010/07/08 (Thu)
Andy Frasco Band - Collectible Boys -Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA
Animosity & Friends -The Mill, 120 E Burlington
Iowa City, IA
Dani Lynn Howe Band (5:30pm) -Iowa 80 Truck
Stop, Walcott,
Doug Gabriel & Family (3pm) -Old Creamery
Theatre, 39 38th Ave. Amana, IA
Hart to Hart DJ Service -Beer Bellies, 1704 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL
Jam Session -The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St.
Bettendorf, IA
Jason Carl -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady
St. Davenport, IA
Live Lunch w/ Chris Dunn (noon) -Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Natives of the New Dawn -RIBCO, 1815 2nd
Ave. Rock Island, IL
Open Mic Night -The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd
St Davenport, IA
Reverend Raven -Checker’s Tavern, 3120 6th St
SW Cedar Rapids, IA
Ryan Patrick (noon & 7pm) -Mojo’s (River
Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St Dav-
enport, IA
Section 7 -Bass Street Landi ng Pl aza, Mo-
line, IL
The Steady Rollin’ Blues Band featuring Jim-
mie Lee Adams -Rascals Rock Memorabilia
Bar, 1414 15th St. Moline, IL
Tracy Lawrence -Iowa 80 Truck Stop, Walcott,
Troy Harris, Pianist (6pm) -Red Crow Grille,
2504 53rd St. Bettendorf, IA
Uptown Unplugged w/ Kevin Presbrey -
Uptown Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 2340
Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
2010/07/09 (Fri)
A.J. Haut -Rhythm City Casino, 101 W. River
Dr. Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke -Ci rcl e Tap, 1345 Locust St.
Davenport, IA
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9 FRIday
10 Saturday
8 Thursday
Live Music Live Music Live
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12 monday
11 sunday
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Upcoming Children’s Events
Mississippi Mud Painting Wed. July 14 at 1:00pm
Story Teller Indiana Bones Wed. July 21 at 10:00am
I Like to Read with Steve Couch Wed. July 28 at 1:00pm
Moline Public Library 3210 41st Street Moline, IL 61265 309-524-2440 www.molinelibrary.com
Ad sponsored by the Friends of the Moline Public Library

COMMUNITIES THRIVE
Upcoming Special Events
SUPER COUPONING 2 with Jill Cataldo
Saturday, July 17 at 10:00am

BEACH PARTY! Saturday, July 24 1:30pm-3:30pm
Water Show at 2:00pm for All Ages

BOOK FAIR FUNDRAISER Saturday, August 7 10:00am-3:00pm
with Barnes and Noble Books—All Ages.
GTO Band -Riverside Casino and Golf Resort,
3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA
Hairbanger’s Ball - uneXpected -The District of
Rock Island, 16 1/2 St. Rock Island, IL
Hardball -Greenbriar Restaurant and Lounge,
4506 27th St Moline, IL
House Arrest -Route 61 Bar & Grill, 4320 N. Brady
St. Davenport, IA
Jammer -Purgatory’s Pub, 2104 State St Bet-
tendorf, IA
Joe & Vicki Price -The Mill, 120 E Burlington
Iowa City, IA
Karaoke Night -Moe’s Pizza, 1312 Camanche
Ave Clinton, IA
NINE-1-1 -The Rusty Nai l , 2606 W Locust
Davenport, IA
Nitrix -Chopper’s Bar & Grill, 17228 Rt. 5 & 92
East Moline, IL
O.A.R. - Citizen Cope -Adler Theatre, 136 E.
3rd St. Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -Coffee Dive, 226 W. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -One Library, 230 W. 3rd Street
Davenport, IA
Salsa Dancing -Club Boulevard, 1801 10th St.
Moline, IL
Smooth Groove (5pm) -The Captain’s Table,
4801 River Dr. Moline, IL
The Maine -The Blue Moose Tap, 211 Iowa Ave.
Iowa City, IA
The Slough Boys -Toucan’s Outdoor Grille-n-
Cantina, 2020 1st St., Milan, IL
Ti mespan -Cabana’s, 2120 4th Ave. Rock
Island, IL
Tri-Polar XXXpress -Uptown Neighborhood
Bar and Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills Dr. Bet-
tendorf, IA
2010/07/18 (Sun)
A.J. Haut -Racer’s Edge, 936 15th Ave East
Moline, IL
Breille -The Hat Eatery & Pub, 1618 W. Locust
St. Davenport, IA
Buddy Olson (2pm) -Riverside Casino and Golf
Resort, 3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA
Pappa-Razzi -Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 7th
Street and the Rock River Moline, IL
Russ Reyman Trio (5pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606
W Locust Davenport, IA
Section7 (6pm) -Toucan’s Outdoor Grille-n-
Cantina, 2020 1st Street Milan, IL
Smooth Groove -Martini’s On the Rock, 4619
34th St Rock Island, IL
The Commodores -Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway
Bettendorf, IA
The Late Nite Blues Brothers Band -The Red-
stone Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA
The Recliners and Turkana (6:30pm) -Pe-
destrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa City Iowa
City, IA
The Uniphonics - Guerilla Hustle -Gabe’s, 330
E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA
Tony Hoeppner (noon) -Mojo’s (River Music
Experience), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Wild Oatz -Purgatory’s Pub, 2104 State St
Bettendorf, IA
2010/07/17 (Sat)
A.J. Haut (1pm) -Deeters Hometown Bar, 402
Main St New Boston, IL
Bee All U Can Bee Karaoke & DJ -Crabby’s, 826
W. 1st Ave. Coal Valley, IL
Bi g Ti me -RI BCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock
Island, IL
Brad Paisley - Darius Rucker - Justin Moore -i
wireless Center, 1201 River Dr Moline, IL
Caught in the Act -One More Round, 209-211 E.
2nd St Muscatine, IA
Cosmic -11th Street Precinct, 2108 E 11th St
Davenport, IA
Courtney McClean - Deadman Flats -Gabe’s,
330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA
DJ Night -Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W. Mayne
St. Blue Grass, IA
Emily Jawoisz -Fireworks, 2139 16th St. Mo-
line, IL
Gray Wolf Band -Edje Nightclub at Jumer’s
Casino and Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92 Rock
Island, IL
18 SUNday
17 Saturday
Uptown Unplugged w/ Kevin Carton -Uptown
Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 2340 Spruce
Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
2010/07/16 (Fri)
ABC Karaoke -Ci rcl e Tap, 1345 Locust St.
Davenport, IA
Bee All U Can Bee Karaoke & DJ -Commodore
Tap, 2202 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
Bettendorf Park Band Concert -Bill Bowe
Memori al Bandshel l , Mi ddl e Park Bet-
tendorf, IA
Casting Crowns -Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd
St. Davenport, IA
DJ Night -Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W. Mayne
St. Blue Grass, IA
Fat Dawgs Productions Karaoke & DJ Service
-Shannon’s Bar and Grill, 252 S State Ave
Hampton, IL
FNR -Uptown Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 2340
Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
2010/07/13 (Tue)
Glenn Hickson (5:30pm) -O’Melia’s Supper Club,
2900 Blackhawk Rd. Rock Island, IL
Live Lunch w/ Jonathan Turner (noon)
-Mojo’s (River Music Experience), 130 W
2nd St Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night w/ Steve McFate (6:30pm)
-Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St.
Rock Island, IL
Open Mic w/ Jordan Danielsen -Bier Stube
Davenport, 2228 E 11th St Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ the Pena Brothers -Racer’s Edge,
936 15th Ave East Moline, IL
The Chris & Wes Show -Rascals Rock Memora-
bilia Bar, 1414 15th St. Moline, IL
Twosdays Jam with Lojo Russo -Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA
2010/07/14 (Wed)
Dave Ellis -Circle Tap, 1345 Locust St. Dav-
enport, IA
John Oblivian - John Paul Keith -The Busted
Lift, 180 Main St. Dubuque, IA
Lightning Bolt - The Tanks - Supersonic Piss
- Living Ghost -Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
St. Iowa City, IA
Mat Kearney - Jane Carrey -The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -The Old Stardust Sports Bar,
1191 19th Street Moline, IL
Social Dancing, Listening & Fellowship (1pm)
-CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road Davenport, IA
“Tennessee,” That Nashville Cat (noon)
- Open Mic Night (7pm) -Mojo’s (River
Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St Dav-
enport, IA
The Burlington Street Bluegrass Band -The
Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA
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Live Music Live Music Live Music Live Music
Friday Live @ 5: Rose ‘n’ Thorns (5pm) -
RME (River Music Experience) Courtyard,
Davenport, IA
Gray Wolf Band -Edje Nightclub at Jumer’s
Casino and Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92 Rock
Island, IL
Illinois John Fever - Seth Winger - Iowa Hagan
Myers - Sacred Harp -The Mill, 120 E Burl-
ington Iowa City, IA
Karaoke Night -Sneaky Pete’s, 207 Cody Rd.
N. LeClaire, IA
Karaoke Night -The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Lee Blackmon & The Gamblers (6:30pm)
-Mojo’s (River Music Experience), 130 W
2nd St Davenport, IA
Melody Best Band -Riverside Casino and Golf
Resort, 3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA
Messy Jiverson - Mountain Standard Time
-RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL
NINE-1-1 -The Rusty Nai l , 2606 W Locust
Davenport, IA
Reverend Raven @ Blueport Junction – July 11
Continued From Page 21
16 FRIDAY
The Craig Bentley Trio -Rascals Rock Memora-
bilia Bar, 1414 15th St. Moline, IL
Lunchti me on the Pl aza: Loj o Russo
(11:30am) -Great River Plaza, The District
of the Rock Island Rock Island, IL
James Coffey: Music on the Lawn (6:30pm)
-Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th
Ave. Moline, IL
2010/07/15 (Thu)
A.J. Haut (1pm) -Thunder Bay Grille, 6511 North
Brady Davenport, IA
Andy McKee w/ Johnny Dickinson -The Red-
stone Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA
Camp Euforia Pre-Party w/ Juno What - Dead
Larry - MST -Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn
St Iowa City, IA
DJ Johnny O -Greenbri ar Restaurant and
Lounge, 4506 27th St Moline, IL
Hart to Hart DJ Service -Beer Bellies, 1704 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL
Jam Session -The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St.
Bettendorf, IA
Jason Carl -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady
St. Davenport, IA
Jimmy Valentine Quintet -Bass Street Landing
Plaza, Moline, IL
Live Lunch w/ Dave Maxwell (noon) -Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd
St Davenport, IA
Rich Baumann (10am) -Wheatland High School,
110 E. Park Rd. Wheatland, IA
Roster McCabe -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock
Island, IL
Thaddeus Rex (6:30pm) -Trinity Bettendorf,
4500 Utica Ridge Road Bettendorf, IA
The Outbreaks -Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA
The Steady Rollin’ Blues Band featuring Jim-
mie Lee Adams -Rascals Rock Memorabilia
Bar, 1414 15th St. Moline, IL
Troy Harris, Pianist (6pm) -Red Crow Grille,
2504 53rd St. Bettendorf, IA
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14 wednesday
15 thursday
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Carol Montag -Mojo’s (River Music Experi-
ence), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Daytrotter Presents: Tapes ‘n’ Tapes
- Futurebirds -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave.
Rock Island, IL
DJ Night -Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W. Mayne
St. Blue Grass, IA
Fat Dawgs Productions Karaoke & DJ Service
-Shannon’s Bar and Grill, 252 S State Ave
Hampton, IL
Karaoke Night -Sneaky Pete’s, 207 Cody Rd.
N. LeClaire, IA
Karaoke Night -The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Live Lunch w/ Ren Estrand (noon) -Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Mommy’s Little Monster -Mac’s Tavern, 316 W.
3rd St. Davenport, IA
NINE-1-1 -Martini’s On the Rock, 4619 34th St
Rock Island, IL
Old Towne Circus Band -Bill Bowe Memorial
Bandshell, Middle Park Bettendorf, IA
Psychostick - Look What I Did -Billiards on Main,
156 E. Main St. Galesburg, IL
Ready the Destroyer - The Post Mortems -
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA
RetroRon (5pm) -Mojo’s (River Music Experi-
ence), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
Russ Reyman Trio (5pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606
W Locust Davenport, IA
Sweet Country -Toucan’s Outdoor Grille-n-Can-
tina, 2020 1st St., Milan, IL
The Funnies -Uptown Neighborhood Bar and
Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
The Karry Outz -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust
Davenport, IA
Todd Olmstead’s Going-Away Party -The Mill,
120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA
uneXpected -Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, 777 Jumer
Dr. Rock Island, IL
Uniphonics - Clean Livin’ - Fat Cats - Matt
Skinner -Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St
Iowa City, IA
Bee All U Can Bee Karaoke & DJ -Commodore
Tap, 2202 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Andy
Schumm & His Gang (6pm) - Buffalo Ridge
Jazz Band (7:15pm) - Firecracker Jazz
Band (8:30pm) - Cynthia Sayer & Sparks
Fly (9:45pm) -Clarion Hotel: Cornet Room,
227 LeClaire St. Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Bix
Beiderbecke Youth Band (6pm) - New Red
Onion Jazz Babies (7:15pm) - Josh Duffee
Orchestra (8:30pm) - Andy Schumm & His
Gang (9:45pm) -LeClaire Park, River Dr &
Ripley St Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Cyn-
thia Sayer & Sparks Fly (6pm) - Ballyhoo
Foxtrot Orchestra (7pm) - Dan Levinson’s
Roof Garden Jazz Band (8:30pm) - Buffalo
Ridge Jazz Band (9:45pm) -Col Ballroom,
1012 W. 4th St. Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Josh
Duffee Orchestra (noon) - New Red Onion
Jazz Babies (1:15pm) - Bix Beiderbecke
Youth Band (2:30pm) - Dav Levinson’s
Roof Garden Jazz Band (3:45pm) -Clarion
Hotel: Cornet Room, 227 LeClaire St. Dav-
enport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival:
Manny Lopez Quartet (11:30am) - Buf-
falo Ridge Jazz Band (12:45pm) - Andy
Schumm (2pm) - Josh Duffee Orchestra
(3: 15pm) -Cl ari on Hotel : Room 2, 227
LeClaire St. Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival:
RiverCity 6 (noon) - Dan Levinson’s Roof
Garden Jazz Band (1:15pm) - Firecracker
Jazz (2:30pm) - The Ballyhoo Foxtrot
Orchestra (3:45pm) -LeClaire Park, River Dr
& Ripley St Davenport, IA
Bix Street Fest: Whoozdads (11am) - Vodkaseven
(4pm) - Cosmic (6pm) - Funktastic Five
(8pm) - Lynn Allen (10pm) -Downtown
Davenport, IA
Live Lunch w/ Steve Couch (noon) -Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ Jordan Danielsen -Bier Stube
Davenport, 2228 E 11th St Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ the Pena Brothers -Racer’s Edge,
936 15th Ave East Moline, IL
Slowest Runner - Bird by Snow - The Crown
& Two Chairs -Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
St. Iowa City, IA
The Bassturd - Todd on Acid - Mumfords -The
Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA
The Chris & Wes Show -Rascals Rock Memora-
bilia Bar, 1414 15th St. Moline, IL
2010/07/21 (Wed)
Dave Ellis -Circle Tap, 1345 Locust St. Dav-
enport, IA
Lunchtime on the Plaza: Lojo Russo (11:30am)
-Great River Plaza, The District of the Rock
Island Rock Island, IL
Open Mic Night -The Old Stardust Sports Bar,
1191 19th Street Moline, IL
Social Dancing, Listening & Fellowship (1pm)
-CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road Davenport, IA
Tab Benoit -The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St Davenport, IA
“Tennessee,” That Nashville Cat (noon)
- Open Mic Night (7pm) -Mojo’s (River
Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St Dav-
enport, IA
The Craig Bentley Trio -Rascals Rock Memora-
bilia Bar, 1414 15th St. Moline, IL
2010/07/22 (Thu)
23rd Annual Bi x Porch Party (11: 30am)
-Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main
Street Davenport, IA
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival: Bix
Beiderbecke Youth Band (6pm) - Josh
Duffee Orchestra (7pm) - Firecracker
Cobalt Blue (4pm) -Blueport Junction, 6605 W
River Dr Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -The Muddy Waters, 1708 State
St. Bettendorf, IA
Los Mocambos (4pm) -Broadway Presbyterian
Church, 710 23rd St. Rock Island, IL
Mommy’s Little Monster (5pm) -The Captain’s
Table, 4801 River Dr. Moline, IL
Polka Club of Iowa, Inc. - Eastern Chapter
Dance (1:30pm) -Walcott Coliseum, 116 E
Bryant St Walcott, IA
Russ Reyman, Pianist (10am-2pm brunch
performance) -The Lodge Hotel, Spruce Hills
& Utica Ridge Bettendorf, IA
The Avey Brothers -Rascals Rock Memorabilia
Bar, 1414 15th St. Moline, IL
The Old 57’s (4pm) -Racer’s Edge, 936 15th Ave
East Moline, IL
The Terry Hanson Ensemble (10am) -Brady
Street Chop House, Radisson QC Plaza Hotel
Davenport, IA
Third Sunday Jazz Series featuring Ad-
ekola (6pm) -The Redstone Room, 129
Main St Davenport, IA
Troy Harris, Pianist (11:30am) -Bass Street
Chop House, 1601 River Dr Moline, IL
2010/07/19 (Mon)
Karaoke Night -The Old Stardust Sports Bar,
1191 19th Street Moline, IL
Live Lunch w/ Ellis Kell (noon) -Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ J. Knight -The Mill, 120 E Burling-
ton Iowa City, IA
2010/07/20 (Tue)
Glenn Hickson (5:30pm) -O’Melia’s Supper Club,
2900 Blackhawk Rd. Rock Island, IL
Karaoke Night & Partay (4pm) -Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St. Dav-
enport, IA
Jazz Band (8pm) - Andy Schumm & His
Gang (9pm) - New Red Onion Jazz Babies
(10pm) -Col Bal l room, 1012 W. 4th St.
Davenport, IA
Dani Lynn Howe Band -Bass Street Landing
Plaza, Moline, IL
Hart to Hart DJ Service -Beer Bellies, 1704 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL
Jam Session -The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St.
Bettendorf, IA
Jason Carl -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303 Brady
St. Davenport, IA
Lil Rev’s Jews ‘n’ Blues (6:30pm) -Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
Rock Island, IL
Live Lunch w/ Rose ‘n’Thorns (noon) -Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd
St Davenport, IA
Red Wanting Blue - Icy Shores -RIBCO, 1815
2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL
So Much Fun - Santah -The Mill, 120 E Burlington
Iowa City, IA
Stephen Cee -Mojo’s (River Music Experi-
ence), 130 W 2nd St Davenport, IA
The Steady Rollin’ Blues Band featuring Jim-
mie Lee Adams -Rascals Rock Memorabilia
Bar, 1414 15th St. Moline, IL
Troy Harris, Pianist (6pm) -Red Crow Grille,
2504 53rd St. Bettendorf, IA
Uptown Unplugged w/ Robbie Bahr -Uptown
Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 2340 Spruce
Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
WAR -Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention
Center, 1777 Isle Parkway Bettendorf, IA
2010/07/23 (Fri)
A.J. Haut (5pm) -La Quinta, E. Kimberly Rd
Davenport, IA
A.J. Haut -Bier Stube Moline, 417 15th St
Moline, IL
ABC Karaoke -Ci rcl e Tap, 1345 Locust St.
Davenport, IA
Area Code -Riverside Casino and Golf Resort,
3184 Highway 22 Riverside, IA
B.F. Burt and the Instigators (6:30pm) -
Pedestri an Pl aza, Downtown I owa Ci ty
Iowa City, IA
Roster McCabe @ RIBCO – July 15
22 thursday
21 wednesday
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23 FRIday
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