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CONTACT: Lori Hannam PHONE: 515-276-2237 Ext. 6871

CO-WORKERS, NEIGHBORS AND FAMILIES FORM STEP OUT TO FIGHT DIABETES TEAMS
Local Residents Make Every Step Count in the Fight Against Diabetes
Davenport, Iowa -August 14, 2007 -- This year, more than 1,000 area residents will come together on October 6, 2007 at LeClaire Park, Davenport, to raise funds for Step Out to Fight Diabetes. Formerly known as America's Walk for Diabetes, Step Out to Fight Diabetes is the fund-raising walk of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). All funds raised from Step Out to Fight Diabetes are used in support of the Association's mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. "Diabetes is a devastating disease that touches us all," said Shari Tisinger, Local PR Chairperson/Step Out for Diabetes- "Step Out to Fight Diabetes is such a wonderful event for friends and co-workers to come together and help raise money for a good cause. The camaraderie and spirit that is enjoyed by participating in this event is priceless."To date, there are nearly 21 million Americans?who have diabetes. While an estimated 14.6 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 6.2 million people (or one-third) are unaware that they have the disease. Diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in America, killing more people than AIDS or breast cancer. More than 213,000 Americans each year will die from its complications.Step Out to Fight Diabetes is an event for the whole family, or for anyone who enjoys the feeling of being part of a community. It's an event for those who want to join ADA's family and find an end to diabetes. National sponsors of the event include Cary's Sugar Free Syrup, Equal, Diet Rite and Kmart Pharmacy. Be a part of the cure?Step Out to Fight Diabetes?and start raising money today! To register, volunteer or find out more information, please visit diabetes.org/stepout or call 1-888-DIABETES.

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the Association has offices in every region of the country providing services in more than 800 communities.

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Comedian Dwight York brings back the one-liner
Dwight York performs at Penguin's Comedy Club
August 16th through18th
 
BETTENDORF, IA, August 14, 2007 - Comedian
Dwight York is not just a funny character with and an unforgettable style; he
has great jokes. A seemingly endless store of original and
clever jokes the St. Paul Pioneer Press calls "best one-liners this side of
Stephen Wright." Audiences agree. He is a crowd pleasing, critically
acclaimed, one of a kind showman. Dwight York is truly a stand out among stand-ups!

 

Dwight
has been a guest and can be heard regularly on the nationally syndicated radio
program The Bob and Tom Show and is featured on their CD You
Guys Rock
; is heard regularly on XM & Sirius Satellite Radio and is the author of the book
The Vile File -- Jokes
too Sick for the Stage
.

 

 

See Dwight York co-starring Chad Miller August 16th through 18th at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563)
324-5233 or by visiting
www.penguinscomedyclub
.com
.  Visit the Penguin's Comedy Club website for more
upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Heywood Banks, Dan St. Paul
and Tim Cavanaugh.

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ImageThe sixth annual Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair will be held on Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th at the Ogle County Fairgrounds, in Oregon, IL. The Fairgrounds are located west of Oregon, off of Hwy. 64 on Limekiln Rd. This year's Fair will feature over 100 booths and exhibits, 60 workshops, food, entertainment, childrens' activities and tours.  We will also be hosting a special business workshop session on Friday afternoon. The workshops offered will focus on renewable energy and investment opportunities. For more information, go to www.illinois renew.org.

MOLINE,
IL
- West Music is proud to announce the grand re-opening of
their new Quad Cities West Music store. Located just one mile East
of Interstate 74 on John Deere Road and 41st Street in
Moline, the new 12,000 square foot facility will represent a new
concept in music retailing.

 

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Contact: Morgan Johnson
Marketing
Coordinator
Phone: (563) 324-5233
morgan@penguinscomedyclub.com

Penguin's Comedy Club
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste
105
Bettendorf, IA 52722
www.penguinscomedyclub.com

 
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Greg Hahn's high energy and physical
comedy will keep you laughing!
Greg Hahn performs at Penguin's Comedy Club
August 9th through 11th
 
BETTENDORF, IA, August 06, 2007 -  Straight from the "Bob & Tom"
Comedy Central special and theater tour..."High Five, myself, no
friends!"..."Monday starts the weekend!" Going nuts in our club again, it's Greg
Hahn!

Here's a
guy that brings something to the party - head lice!

Greg Hahn has
parlayed his absurdly energetic, all out style of physical humor, one liners and
crowd work, into an act with no waiting for the funny, just immediate
pandemonium and panic. His massive likeability and wild stylings have led to
numerous television, club, corporate, college and now theater appearances
throughout the country.

Greg is a touring comedian and has co-starred in
the independent film Tomorrow Night and has appeared on Late Night with Conan
O'Brien (NBC), Premium Blend (COMEDY CENTRAL), Make Me Laugh (5 episodes, COMEDY
CENTRAL), Louis CK's Pulp Comics (COMEDY CENTRAL), 30 Seconds to Fame (FOX),
Cedric the Entertainer Presents (FOX) and Star Search (CBS).

When
appearing on Star Search, Greg was spotted by Tom Griswold of the nationally
syndicated BOB & TOM Radio Show. Greg has since established himself as a
favorite guest on the show and currently headlines the Friends of The BOB AND
TOM theater tour. COMEDY CENTRAL has filmed the tour for an upcoming stand up
special. Greg will also star in the much anticipated independent mockumentary
"CHANGE YOUR LIFE" to be released in 2007.

 
See Greg
Hahn co-starring Ed Zipper
August 9th through 11th
at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563) 324-5233 or by
visiting
www.penguinscomedyclub
.com
.  Visit the Penguin's Comedy Club website for more
upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Heywood Banks, Dan St. Paul
and Tim Cavanaugh.

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Contact: Morgan Johnson
Marketing
Coordinator
Phone: (563) 324-5233
morgan@penguinscomedyclub.com

Penguin's Comedy Club
1850 Isle Pkwy Ste
105
Bettendorf, IA 52722
www.penguinscomedyclub.com

 
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Hispanic Comedian Funny and Nimble Daner
Alex Ortiz performs at Penguin's Comedy Club August
2nd through 4th
 
BETTENDORF, IA, August 2, 2007 - Alex Ortiz
is a f
ireman turned
comedian, those skills come in handy when his audiences need resuscitation from
extreme laughter! Exploding with dynamite talent, Alex is sending crowds into
fits of side-splitting laughter worldwide!

"The Champion of Comedians!" and
not just in his own mind... Alex is the Showtime at the Apollo "TKO Comedy
Champion of 2002." And it doesn't stop there. Alex has toured the world and is
still being talked about in Japan, Italy, Spain, England, and Bosnia! Media
success includes two Wrigley's and two MGD television commercials that are
currently airing nationally.

One of the hottest and most sought
after comedians' touring today, this Hispanic comedian is extremely athletic,
and a nimble dancer, great skills when you're climbing to the top! Alex has both
headlined and featured at The Apollo, Funny Bones and The Improvs. He has rocked
the stage as opener for Bernie Mac, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, Bobcat
Goldthwaite and Michael Winslow.

Alex is a founding member and
writer of the Forgotten City Comedy Troupe, the Hottest Urban Sketch Group in
the country. Alex does impressions, dialects, cartoon character voices and of
course is bilingual. Alex also writes and sings song parodies that rival Weird
Al Yankovic. He is a loyal dedicated family man, and was voted the "Hot Sexy
Fireman of the Year!"... By his wife!!!

Alex Ortiz, "A must see show!" at
Penguin's Comedy Club!

 
See Alex
Ortiz co-starring Nathan Timmell
August 2nd
through 4th at Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563)
324-5233 or by visiting
www.penguinscomedyclub
.com
.  Visit Penguin's Comedy Club website for more
upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Greg Hahn, Heywood Banks and
Dan St. Paul.

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The Isaac Walton League of Davenport is
having an All-you-can-eat Sweet Corn Dinner on Friday, August 3rd
from 5pm 'til 8pm at their center 8402 N. Harrison St, south of the
Mount Joy airport. The meal includes sweet corn, brats, tomatoes,
desserts, coffee and lemonade. Tickets are $7 per person, children 6
and under are free.

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Winner of "The Funniest Person in the
Military" brings "In Your Face Silliness!"
Kevin Williams performs at Penguin's Comedy Club
July 26th through 28th
 
BETTENDORF, IA, July 17, 2007 - Kevin Williams is one of the most creative
and brightest comedians performing today. Born and raised in Chicago, Kevin's
brand of humor is best described as "In your face silliness!" In fact, he prides
himself in being able to entertain diverse audiences. 

Kevin began
performing comedy while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. He won "The Funniest
Person in the Military" comedy contest held in New York. He has taken his act
overseas performing in Germany and Japan. 

Kevin's television credits
include B.E.T.'s Comic View and NBC's Last Comic Standing. He has opened for
Aretha Franklin and toured with D. L. Hughley. In 2005, Kevin was the winner of
the Chicago Comedy Competition. Kevin's act has been described as "A Must
See!"

 
Kevin's comedy is smart, inventive and perfectly paced. All of his
material is presented with his own slant, from topics unseen to those tread
upon, but rediscovered anew. From brutal personal experiences to light-hearted
whimsical farce, Kevin's comedy is a true dichotomy. As soon as he hits the
stage, Kevin captures and audience and allows them to laugh as they view the
world from his own perverse perspective.
 
See Kevin
Williams co-starring Joe Tyler
 July 26th through 28th at
Penguin's Comedy Club. Tickets are available by calling (563) 324-5233 or by
visiting
www.penguinscomedyclub
.com
.  Visit Penguin's Comedy Club website for more
upcoming events such as "Bob & Tom" favorites Greg Hahn, Heywood Banks and
Dan St. Paul.

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The 3rd annual Hawgstock Motorcycle Rally in Winterset, Iowa is the upcoming weekend of August 23-26, 2007. It will be celebrating one of its founders 50th birthday. 

 

ImageIT'S MY PARTY, AND I'LL BARK IF I WANT TO

Dog birthday parties are the latest trend in pet ownership. It was recently reported that over 70,000 pets in the United States have had a birthday party thrown for them by their owners, and this "pet party trend" has taken off in other countries as well, including China, Japan, and England.

According to the American Veterinarian Medical Association, there are 73 million dogs owned in the United States, and 74% of dog owners consider their pet as a child and/or family member, so this trend of dog birthday parties is expected to grow.

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