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Bill Paxton, Star of ‘Aliens’ and ‘Twister,’ Passes Away at 61

As a teenager in the ’90s, no actor better represented blockbuster movies than Bill Paxton. Although Paxton wasn’t typically a leading man in those movies  —  he would often play the brother, the second-in-command, or the comic relief  —  he served as a kind of talisman of quality. If you saw Paxton’s name in the opening credits of a movie, you knew that the film was going to be better for it.

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Tri-State Events This Weekend

Have no plans this weekend? Here are some local events that you might be interested in.

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Alberto Rodriguez, Getty Images

Why Do They Call it the ‘Oscars’?

The 89th Academy Awards will be held this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California this Sunday night and can be seen on ABC Television. One by one the winners will be presented an "Oscar" for their outstanding work in the motion picture business in a variety of categories. It got me to thinking, why do they call it an "Oscar"? So I did a little research and found out through Wikipedia that there are actually two different stories as to how "Oscar" came to be.

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Help Name the New QPS K-5 Schools

Quincy will soon have five new elementary schools opening, with the first one opening in the fall of 2017. With that comes new names for each of the schools, and QPS wants your input.

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Andrew Walker/ Getty Images

Will Your Dog Yawn After You Do?

Isn't it funny that when you see someone yawn you almost always follow with one of your own?  Well, now according to a study by scientists at the University of Porto in Portugal, dogs can do the same.  

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Are You The Tri-States Voice Choice?

Do you love to sing karaoke? Well then this is the perfect contest for you.

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Central-Southeastern and Unity Girls Games to Be Televised

In an agreement with the Illinois High School Association, WGEM FOX will air the Class 1-A and Class 2-A girls basketball state tournament games featuring the teams from Unity and Central-Southeastern.

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Dogwood Parade Theme Announced

This year's Dogwood weekend is set for May 6 and 7, and the theme for this year’s Adams Fiber/Blessing Health System Dogwood Parade is “Community Connections.”

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Here is Quincy/Hannibal’s BEST Bartender

After 300 nominations and nearly 8,000 REAL votes (more on that in a minute), we are proud to announce Quincy/Hannibal’s BEST bartender:

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Steve Powell, Getty Images

‘Do You Believe in Miracles’ ?

It was 37 years ago today that Americans were riveted to their television sets to watch what was believed to be an impossible task of beating the Soviet Union in Olympic Ice Hockey. What they saw would truly make you "believe in miracles."

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