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SOUTHWEST UFO TRIANGLE THEORY by Andrew Oien has published PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andrew Oien   
Monday, 16 December 2013 09:12
This new book has now published and is available to buy via the publisher in both hard cover and e-book versions. By this Dec. 20 it will have also been made available to other book sellers. Details are shown below, on the attached PDF file and at the book web site.
Thank you for your time and interest.
My best regards,
Andrew Oien





ISBN:                     978-1-4349-3687-5     (hard copy).

eISBN:                    978-1-4349-3607-3     (e-book).

COPYRIGHT:         12 - 2013.

PAGES:                  121     (138 total). Including 55 color maps and photos.




BOOK ORDERS via Publisher book order via Dorrance web site. or search under UFO. book order info via email to Publisher.





This book will be made available to other book sellers by 12-20-13.









Publisher phone #’s:          800-834-1803 or    412-288-4543. web site.

WQPT Receives American Graduate Champion Award PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 14:36

December 10, 2013

MOLINE, IL – WQPT-Quad Cities PBS recently received an American Graduate Champion award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for its commitment to education and support of students and their families. In eastern Iowa and western Illinois, WQPT is examining the high school dropout crisis and empowering the local community to work together to implement solutions through the national public media initiative “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen.”

“WQPT’s American Graduate initiative has been going on for several years starting with our partnership in Achieve Quad Cities,” said WQPT General Manager Mary Pruess. “That work led to an expansion of the local initiative to include workshops, television specials and public service announcements on bullying. This year, Erik Maitland was the local host for the American Graduate special that aired in September 2013.”

Through American Graduate, public broadcasting stations have engaged more than 1,000 partnerships around the country with businesses, schools, faith-based organizations and other nonprofits working together to inspire dialogue and action towards solutions and help more young people stay on the path to a high school diploma. More than 1,700 hours of national and local public media content and events, including “American Graduate Day,” have brought organizations together and inspired local citizens to become American Graduate Champions, donating time and other resources, Pruess added.

“Public media has achieved this success by raising awareness and building knowledge of the issue, highlighting proven solutions, and fostering community action toward common goals – key strategies identified by education experts as essential for progress,” said John Bridgeland, CEO, Civic Enterprises, and co-author of “Building a Grad Nation” report.

“The true power of public media to improve civic life lies in their unique assets combined with their national reach and community relationships,” added Robert Balfanz, co-director of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

WQPT’s project included the production of an hour-long roundtable discussion program; being a part of the program, “The Cities” with Jim Mertens; hosting community conversations on the drop-out crisis and bullying; creating an hour-long special on bullying with Jennifer Caudle, an anti-bullying expert and an assistant professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; creating a website hosting the survey, “Cyber-Savvy Cyber Safe;” and creating CARE QC: Connecting Anti Bullying Resources and Education.




WQPT-Quad Cities PBS was founded in 1983 and is a media resource of Western Illinois University located

Moline, Illinois.



American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen is helping local communities identify and implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis. American Graduate demonstrates public media's commitment to education and its deep roots in every community it serves. Beyond providing programming that educates, informs and inspires, public radio and television stations — locally owned and operated — are an important resource in helping to address critical issues, such as the dropout rate. In addition to national programming, more than 80 public radio and television stations in over 30 states have launched on-the- ground efforts working with community and at risk youth to keep students on-track to high school graduation. More than 1000 partnerships have been formed locally through American Graduate, and CPB is working with Alma and Colin Powell's America's Promise Alliance and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.




The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,400 locally-owned and -operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.

Technology On Your List? Learn How to Take Advantage of New Library Services for eBooks & Music in December and January PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Monday, 09 December 2013 10:21

Rock Island, IL: If you are getting new technology under the tree this year, or thinking about upgrading to a new model, the Rock Island Library will demonstrate how to use new library services to check out eBooks or download music in December and January.

Library "How-to" sessions on downloading books with OverDrive will be offered from:

  • 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Rock Island Southwest Branch Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road;
  • 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Friday, Dec. 27, at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street, and
  • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 21, also at the Rock Island Main Library.

Patrons with a current library card from an OverDrive subscribing library can check out books to a personal eReader, computer or tablet. The demonstrations cover multiple device types, and registration is not required.

Patrons who want to increase their digital music collection may want to check out another "Library How-To" on downloading music with Freegal. The short demonstration will be offered from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 17 at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Songs downloaded from Freegal become part of the user's personal MP3 music collection, and do not expire. The service is available to patrons with a current card to one of the four subscribing libraries, which include Rock Island and the Sherrard District Libraries in Illinois, and the Bettendorf and Davenport Libraries in Iowa. Registration is not required to attend.


The Rock Island Public Library's selection of free digital products available to patrons include OverDrive and OneClick Digital services for checking out eBooks or eAudiobooks, the Freegal music service for checking out music to keep, and a brand new service, Zinio, for checking out free online magazines to read on a tablet, phone or computer. Free mobile apps for these digital products are available via the product links on the library website,

For more events at Rock Island Public Libraries, visit the library website at, follow the library on Facebook or Twitter, or call 309-732-7323.

Founded in 1872, the Rock Island Public Library serves the area through three locations, which include the Main, 30/31 and Southwest Branches, community outreach efforts, and online opportunities that provide resources to enhance personal achievement and stimulate the imagination.



Ad Buy Targets Big Oil in Iowa Markets PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeremy Funk   
Friday, 06 December 2013 09:34

By Clare Foran

December 5, 2013

Biofuels backers and a coalition of organizations opposed to the renewable-fuel standard will line up on Thursday to give testimony during the Environmental Protection Agency's public hearing on the proposed 2014 mandate. At the same time, interest groups are also making a push to shift the conversation onto the RFS outside the Beltway.

Americans United for Change, a progressive advocacy group, is launching an ad buy suggesting that cuts to the renewable-fuel standard will hurt American farmers and the domestic economy.

The ad, which will air primarily in the Des Moines, Iowa, marke—in the heart of corn country—urges viewers to ask EPA to leave the mandate intact and directs them to visit the website

"Tell the EPA to stand with Iowa farmers and small towns, not big oil," the narrator says, while images of a farmer standing in a corn field and idyllic street scenes appear in the background. "Tell the EPA: Don't gut the renewable-fuel standard."

In a statement, Brad Woodhouse, the president of AUFC, continued the attack on big oil: "The industry that brought us the Gulf oil spill loves the new RFS rule as it stands and would love nothing more than to keep rural America quiet until the ink is dry. That's why it's incredibly important that Americans in the heartland make their voices heard, because the strength in numbers of those who benefit from the RFS can beat big oil's deep pockets."

Watch the full ad here.

New for December at your Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by R. I. Public Library   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 10:41
New Info - Community Partnerships at Your Library
Get Enrolled for Health Insurance! Walk-in one-on-one help sessions are available on the 2nd floor of the Rock Island Main Library from the Rock Island County Health Department on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and again on Tues., Dec. 10. Every Thursday, you can get help from Genesis Health System, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, also at the Rock Island Main Library. 

Do you know someone who speaks Spanish? Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities will be at the Rock Island Main Library from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, Dec. 14 to offer Spanish-language information on getting a Temporary Visitors Driver's License (TVLD) and on applying for health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

World AIDS Day Awareness Program. The library is partnering with the Project of the Quad Cities to host an HIV/AIDS Awareness Education & Testing program on Friday, Dec. 6, from 10:00 am to noon in the library Community Room. The test is a quick cheek swab. or 309-762-5433.
Movies & More on Thursday
Independent Movie Night for Adults - Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library. Movie is "Teddy Bear," the story a shy bodybuilder who longs to find true love. Movie is not rated. Danish, Thai, English, with English subtitles. 

30/31 Big Book Sale - Monthly sale from the Friends of the Rock Island Public Library, first Thursday of each month. Thursday, Dec. 5, 9:00 am to 8 pm, Rock Island 30/31 Branch Library.
Take an Art Break!
Artist Bryan Cotton's one-man show, runs December 3 through January 3 at the Rock Island Main Library. The 28-year-old Rock Islander specializes in ink and pen creations in architectural abstract illustrations, cityscapes, murals, cartoons, and still life perspectives. He primarily works in ink, but also creates in watercolors, marker, colored pencil and pastels. Stop by to see his work on the 2nd floor anytime during regular library hours.


NEW: Online Magazines Now Available!


Rock Island Public Library, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books, is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, the world's largest newsstand.


Through the library website, Rock Island Public Library cardholders will have free, unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices. New magazines just added in the past week include  Scholastic Parent and Child, Vibe, Harper's Bazaar, Cloth, Paper, Scissor, Digital Photo, Saveur & Popular Photography. Check them out online!Patrons can browse from the library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, no waiting lists, and no limit to the number of magazine downloads. Remember to look for the free reader apps at the bottom of the Zinio page!


This service was made possible to patrons of the Rock Island Public Library by funding from the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District.

Begin Here to Learn Something New!

Getting Started with Microsoft Word, Monday, December 9th, 3:30 to 4:30pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Want to learn more about Microsoft Word?  Learn how to create letters, papers, and work on your resume. Registration is required - space is limited.  Call the Rock Island Library's Reference desk, 309-732-7341, to register. Keyboarding and mouse skills required.


Library How-To: Download Books, Tuesday, December 10th, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Rock Island Southwest Branch Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Learn how to use the Library's eBook and eAudiobook service OverDrive, to download books to your personal devices and computer. Registration is not required - the library does not supply devices.


Library How-To: Download Music, Tuesday, December 17th. 2:00 -3:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.  Learn how to use the Library's music service, Freegal, to download music to your computer and personal devices. Must have a Rock Island, Bettendorf, Davenport, or Sherrard District Library card to use Freegal.  Registration is not required - the library does not supply devices.


Library How-To: Download Books, Friday, December 27th, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Did you get a new eReader or Tablet under the tree? Learn how to use the Library's eBook and eAudiobook service OverDrive, to download books to your personal devices and computer. Registration is not required - the library does not supply devices.


Teen Fun in December

Teen Iron Chef contest: Monday, Dec. 16, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.  Teens ages 12 to 18 can take part in a monthly Iron Chef competition. Choose your ingredients and test your culinary skills against other teens for the next Iron Chef crown. Ages 12-18.


Dr. Who Party, Thurs, Dec. 19, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Come to the Main Library to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who! Play trivia, win prizes, and enjoy snacks fit for a Time Lord! Ages  12 to 18.

Holiday Hours
Rock Island Libraries will close early at 5:30 pm on Monday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 30. 

Rock Island Libraries are closed on Dec. 24 & 25 for the Christmas holiday, and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year's Holiday. 

We wish you and your families a very happy holiday season!
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