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Davenport Local Explores Tragedies that Shaped Her Homeland in New Book PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lauren Covello   
Monday, 19 March 2012 14:01

The Bells of Balangiga
by Dr. Eleonor Mendoza

NEW NOVEL EXPLORES LOVE AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF THE PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION AND WORLD WAR II

The Bells of Balangiga, by Dr. Eleonor Mendoza, brings to life two inextricably linked love stories set against the Philippine Insurrection and World War II.

The novel, which takes place in the Philippines, reflects the customs, traditions, and charm of the time. The story is set with Lieutenant Jack Stewart, a West Point graduate assigned to the Nueva Ecija Province in the Philippines in 1940. Jack falls in love with a young Filipina woman named Neneng, but when his parents visit to attend a reception for the officers, Jack’s mother reveals that Jack has a sweetheart back home.

Crestfallen, Neneng seeks comfort in the arms of her mother Clara, who divulges that she was once engaged to Jack’s father during the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902). Since then, Clara has been haunted by the sounds of the bells of Balangiga, three church bells taken by the United States Army from the Philippines in 1901. To her, they embody the conflict that shaped her early life. The book goes on to narrate each woman’s story and the wars that got in the way.

“We talk of countries going to war, but it is the people who go to war, who fight, who lose loved ones, who are killed,” says Dr. Mendoza. “The Bells of Balangiga shares two stories of people who fall in love, against the backdrop of human conflict.”

As the only Christian country in Asia, the Philippines holds its religious ideals close. The female characters’ beliefs guide their actions throughout the story, while a thorough appendix expands on the history, traditions, and military battles that Mendoza mentions throughout the book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Eleonor Mendoza was born on the southern island of Mindanao, in the Philippines. A licensed physician, although no longer practicing, she came to the United States in 1974 and currently lives in Davenport, Iowa with her husband. She is on the Executive Board of the Filipino American Association of Iowa-Illinois and is active in charity organizations that aid the people of the Philippines. Recently, she has helped with humanitarian work for Typhoon Sendong victims in the Philippines' Iligan City.

 
Rock Island Library Lines PDF Print E-mail
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Written by R.I. Public Library   
Monday, 19 March 2012 12:29

We've updated several events, so this file contains the most current information. If you're getting this message as a forward, you can sign up to get future newsletters directly via the Good Reads e-mail.

Library Lines Spring 2012 (PDF)

 
New Weekend Line-Up on 96.1 MIX 96 KMXG-FM, Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Julie Myers   
Monday, 19 March 2012 11:42

Davenport, Iowa - March 8, 2012 - On March 4, 2012, KMXG-FM, 96.1 MIX 96 debuted a new weekend line-up featuring Syndicated Programming once featured on former sister station, 101.3 KUUL-FM.

For years, 96.1 MIX 96 has been the Quad Cities radio station for real music variety—and now, Sundays mean: THE SEVENTIES! New to MIX 96: Casey Kasem’s American Top Forty-the 70’s (Sundays 11am-2pm),

John Landecker with ‘Into the 70’s’ (Sundays 2-6pm) and Steve Goddard with ‘The 70’s’ Sundays from 9pm to midnight. These 70’s shows, along with the MIX 96 Jazz Patio with Art Monroe (Sundays 8a-11a) and

Smooth Jazz Sunday night (Sundays 6-9p), give MIX 96 incredible weekend music variety.

 

Complete MIX 96 Weekend Lineup:

 

Saturdays ‘Retro Saturdays’

·         Midnight-6am: All 80’s (host: Maurice)

·         6am-10am:     Casey Kasem’s American Top Forty-the 80’s

·         10am-4pm:     All 80’s (hosts: Ron and Amy from the MIX 96 morning show)

·         4pm-8pm:       Retro Pop Reunion w/Joe Cortez

·         8pm-2am Sun: Backtraxx USA w/Kid Kelly

 

Sundays

·         7am-7:30am:  Quad City Forum

·         7:30am-8am:  Viewpoints

·         8am-11am:     The MIX 96 Jazz Patio w/Art Monroe

·         11am-2pm:     Casey Kasem’s American Top Forty-the 70’s

·         2pm-6pm:       Into the 70’s w/John Landecker

·         6pm-9pm:       Smooth Jazz Sunday Night w/Art Monroe

·         9pm-Mid:         The 70’s w/Steve Goddard


 
Poetry Contest Open to Davenport Area Poets PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dr. Joseph Cameron   
Monday, 12 March 2012 15:26

Central Points Fine Arts is sponsoring a Poetry Contest which is free and is open to Davenport-area residents. There are fifty prizes totaling $5000, with a $1000 Grand Prize for the last poet standing.  Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by the contest director, Dr. Joseph Cameron.

Entrants should include their name and address on the same page as the peom, and a winner's list will be sent to them.

Entries must be received by April 10, 2012, and can be submitted via mail to Free Poetry Contest, PO Box 3336, Central Point, OR 97502; or enter online at www.freecontest.com

 
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Eastern Iowa Names Jeff Ashcraft Vice President and Market Manager PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ashcraft   
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 12:42

Davenport, Iowa – February 13, 2012 – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Eastern Iowa today announced that Jeff Ashcraft has been named Vice President and Market Manager, effective immediately. Ashcraft oversees the daily operations of the Davenport, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City markets.

As Vice President and Market Manager for Eastern Iowa, Ashcraft is responsible for recruiting and developing market teams and revenue strategies. He leverages Eastern Iowa’s programming resources throughout the region and company to create the best listening experiences for the audience and solutions for advertisers. Ashcraft also serves as a Clear Channel Ambassador, overseeing the company’s engagement in Eastern Iowa’s communities.

“Jeff has a proven ability to lead and has demonstrated that for the last six years in Davenport,” said Matt Martin, Senior Vice President of Operations – West Region, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “We are excited to leverage his talents across these three Eastern Iowa markets. This is great next step for all of us.”

Ashcraft has been with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment since 2005, serving as Director of Sales and National Sales Manager for the Davenport market. He successfully developed the sales staff into a cohesive team creating several new revenue generating projects while implementing strategies that resulted in gross sales growth. Prior to Clear Channel, Ashcraft was a Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Marycrest International University and the Regional Corporate Communications Manager for MidAmerican Energy Company.

About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment:
With 238 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations. The company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at clearchannel.com, clearchanneloutdoor.com and ccmediaholdings.com.

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