Macomb, IL – A Macomb bookstore celebrated the life of Mark Twain by holding a reading of his works on the centennial anniversary of his death.
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The readings took place during the noon hour on April 21 at New Copperfield's Book Service. Those who read include book store owners Linda Cox and Richard Hunsley, plus Baird Risdon and Jeff Semonis. Several other people showed up to listen.
Galesburg, IL – The Knox County 911 center says it's having problems responding to some calls from within the county.
County 911 coordinator Vicki Miller says responders are unable to trace calls that come from "magicJack" devices, which allow users to make phone calls over the internet for less than two dollars a month.
Miller says the problem was first brought to light when a magicJack user called 911 a couple of years ago.
Fort Madison, IA – Organizers could not have asked for a better day for an event that's been years in the making: 60 degrees, slight breeze, sunny skies. It's unlikely, though, that weather would have kept the nearly 200 people in attendance from witnessing the groundbreaking for a new Iowa State Penitentiary.
Director John Baldwin says the Iowa Department of Corrections has one goal for this project.
"Our goal has been very simple," says Baldwin, "we want to have the best maximum security prison in the United States."