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A8 The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus Friday, May 24, 201 3 Q-CArea Kid-sense and common sense thoughts shared To the best of my knowledge: Kids no longer knock on the door; they text "Dude, Tm out front" Oversleeping is the only fast way to get out of bed. The accordion rocks. Believers of the story that we are being gouged at the gas pump because of a Midwestern refinery shutdown should know I have a bridge and some swamp land I'd like to sell them. It's a holiday weekend and our recent 55-cent spike in price-per gallon is another hustle. My father told me soap and water were not expensive, then I bought body wash and looked at my most recent water bill. A penny saved is a Congressional oversight (from a morning group of coffee-drinking, problem-solving geniuses). A real friend will stab y f - ) Aim il I JOHN MARX you in the front Gary Chapman, the Blackhawk Fire District's former chief, used poor judgment and paid a price for his mistake. Error aside, he is a good man. When it's my time to go, I want to be cremated by the smoker at East Moline Jim's Rib Haven. There must be a rule that every young male wears a shirt that looks like he slept in it the last three days. Hummingbirds are i nrtmfl mo Ciftort ' ' Monday, May 27 1 vm ' Ti- !, '"v-a.'t.iit.r;,iB--!- TBI birds that don't know the words (Easy, it came from a 9-year-old ). There was life before TMZ. Seriously There is no 12-ounce beer not even if the head on it is dusted in gold chips that is worth $8. None, nowhere. Marriage is the process of finding out what kind of man the wife would have preferred. The IRS tells the government it's not going to talk to it Can you imagine a private citizen telling the IRS such a thing? Common sense is like deodorant, the people who need it most rarely have it I don't think I will ever die doing what I love, because what I love is not dying. There is nothing more low-rent than stealing money from a youth-league concession stand. Taking funds designated to pay for uniforms and a place to play for little kids, is beyond classless. Brian Urlacher retir- ,M aNit ing means no one wanted 3 ' to overPay fr a once-great 4 '.il'A plaver who had reached lii'l the end of the football- playing line. I get progress, but saying goodbye to Rock Island's Audubon School will be tough. Golfer Sergio Garcia is in the middle of a fight he will never win. rg.T7f U STORE LOCATIONS Columnist JOHN MARX can be reached at 309-757-8388 or jmarx K It i I,. .1 4ii..m.-iiiJ; '(C!SS.i( 1 1 ' John Greenwood staff Night on the town The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois held their 'Night on Broadway' fundraiser Thursday evening at the Black Hawk Hotel in Davenport. Local media personalities provided entertainment at the event. Before dinner, Kate Cuellar, of Aledo, and her daughter, Isabella, placed bids on silent auction items. Thompson appointed to Circuit Judge MOLINE, IL 701 19th Ave 9am-9pm 2125 11th St. 9am-6pm DAVENPORT, IA 4303 N. Brady 9am-9pm DAVENPORT, IA 4001 N. Brady 9am-7pm CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 71 7 3rd Ave. SE 9am-6pm MflRlflN IA A 2504 7th Ave. 9am-8pm BY RACHEL WARMKE The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Linnea E. Thompson, of Moline, to replace retired 14th Judicial Circuit Judge Charles "Casey" Stengel. ' Ms. Thompson, who has worked as an attorney for more than 30 years, will serve until a new judge is elected in November 2014. She wrote Thursday in a prepared statement, "I am honored and humbled by the confidence which has been placed in me to fill this judicial vacancy I pledge to work tirelessly to insure that all who appear before me will be treated fairly and with respect." Her predecessor, Mr. Sten gel, 59, retired Jan. 1 after more than 16 years on the bench. A month later, Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride announced that 10 area attorneys had applied to fill the vacancy. The candidates included David W Andich, of Rock Island; Associate Judge Raymond J. Conklin, of Moline; Marita M. Griffith, of Moline; Norma Kauzlarich, of Taylor Ridge; Christine A. Keys, of Bettendorf; Michael J. Kraycinovich, currently in the Army and stationed in Alabama; Kathleen E. Mesich, of Coal Valley; Benjamin J. Samuelson, of Moline; Katherine Varlas Teel, of Rock Island; and Ms. Thompson, of Moline. The 14th Judicial Circuit includes Henry, Mercer, L fa 2125 11th St. 9am-6pm 4001 N. 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SUMMER GRILLING In USA WEEKEND, Food Network host, restaurateur and chef Bobby Flay shares his secrets for great summer grilling along with delicious recipes . a. M , r M.JL1J - ' ' j'jl j'-pSR YARD DECOR With a few strategic choices, you can create something special out of even the smallest yard or porch. Find advice on the best strategies for your yard in At Home. Fi0 SUPER SATURDAY Regional and sectional finals in baseball and soflball are scheduled to converge on a super Saturday, and our sports staff will cover all the action. BICKELHAUPT ARBORETUM The Bickelhaupt Arboretum in Clinton, Iowa, is more than a lovely public garden. It truly is a labor of love. Learn more about this nearby horticultural resource in At Home. WWII VET SPEAKS OUT 90-year-old John Elliott of Rock Island remembers seeing the first flag put up on Iwo YVi Jima when he was a young Marine. He also was on Nagasaki after the atomic bomb dropped and talked to victims there. ARSENAL DIGEST Find out what's going on at the Rock Island Arsenal by checking the Rock Island Arsenal Digest, a feature that appears every Sunday in the Q-C Living section. XV Linnea E. Thompson Rock Island and Whiteside counties. '' The selection process for judgeship includes background checks of each candidate, by law enforcement , ; officials and the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, as well as a poll by The Illinois State Bar Associa- -tion of other area attorneys about each applicant's -"integrity, temperament, ' legal ability, management , skills and other professional qualifications," according to an Illinois Supreme Court , news release. Additionally, each candidate is evaluated by a j 14-member judicial screen-5 ing committee consisting of community representatives, including non-lawyers and members of the legal profession, the release says. "We were impressed with Ms. Thompson's legal reputation, breadth of experience and commitment to her community, i She is a Moline native, and '. has worked in the com- i munity as a lawyer for over . 30 years," wrote Timothy Bertschy, in a prepared statement. Mr. Bertschy is the former president of the Illinois State Bar Association and a co-chair of the committee which evaluated ; the candidates. 1 He wrote Ms. Thompson is "highly regarded by her ' fellow attorneys" and commended her on her pro bono service and community involvement. According to the release, ; : Ms. Thompson received her j juris doctor in 1979 from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis ' and has since worked at several area legal firms, including Mid America Law Offices and Blade, Thomp- son & Sale. She has prac- j ticed since 1990 at her own I private firm. Additionally, she has ' taught business law, as an adjunct professor, at Black Hawk College, in Moline, and Is a member of the jl American Bar Association, f the Illinois State Bar As- sociation, the Rock Island 5 County Bar Association, j where she served on the Board of Managers, and the ' Phi Delta Phi legal fraterni- j ty, according to the release, j In accepting the appoint-ment, Ms. Thompson wrote she had high respect for the other applicants. "And, ! today, I can't help but think j of my parents, and the , jj attorneys and judges who j have served as my mentors ! who are no longer here," she wrote.

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