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Thought provoking images encouraging dialogue betweekn people of all races, faiths and cultures will be displayed on 45 large murals in downtown Davenport (in front of the Figge, the RME courtyard and the south side of the RiverCenter). 

River Cities' Reader, Aug 15, 2007 (http://www.rcreader.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12179&Itemid=48).

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In response to Saturday's severe weather, the American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area is ensuring that the immediate needs of disaster victims are being met.

A warming center continues to remain open at the Davenport YMCA, 2nd & Gaines Sts, Davenport, IA.

A shelter is currently open at the Cambridge Fire Dept, 417 E Court St, Cambridge, IL

A warming center opened today (Feb 26) at Noon at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1001 - 9th St, Orion, IL.

A warming center is open at Bethel Baptist Church, 27308 - 108th Ave N, Port Byron, IL.

A warming center is open at the Aledo VFW, 106 SW 3rd Ave, Aledo, IL.

A warming center is open at the Sherrard Fire Dept, Sherrard, IL.

The Red Cross is providing 50 cots for Arrowhead Ranch, which is currently still without power.

A warming center is open at the Letts Fire Dept, Letts, IA.

A warming center is open at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 14041 Locust St, Wapello, IA.

A warming center is open at the United Methodist Church, Columbus Jct, IA.

A warming center is open at MCSA, 312 - 1st Ave, Muscatine, IA.

Residents of Wilton, IA, are encouraged to contact City Hall (563-732-2115) if they are in need.

A warming center is open at the Reynolds United Methodist Church, W. Edgington St, Reynolds, IL.

ImageThe American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area Volunteer Recognition and Awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 29th at the Rogalski Center Ballroom on the campus of St. AmbroseUniversity, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport. The program begins at 9am and includes presentations of 5-year pins to volunteers who joined the Red Cross following the Sept 11th attacks in 2001.  Also, one volunteer will receive a 40-year pin. For more info, contact Leslie at 309-743-2166.
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The City of Rock Island is pleased to announce there is now wireless Internet access in The District. Adding this access provides another amenity for downtown, one that will be attractive to young professionals and technologically savvy individuals.

Jennifer Fowler, Community Marketing Director, commented, “People can now come to The District, have a beverage of their choice in our of our outdoor cafes, and surf the Internet or conduct business on their laptop.

City Council set a priority to add wireless Internet access via Wi-Fi technology and security cameras to enchance downtown. During the design of the camera system, additional fiber optic cable was installed to support both initiatives.

The area of service is the Great River Plaza, or Second Avenue, from 17th to 19th Streets. Currently, there is no charge to access the system. The Service Set Identifier (SSID) for the network is RIFI. Users will see this name when accessing the wireless network in The District.

Tip for using RIFI:

  • Your laptop computer must have a Wi-Fi network card in it. Most newer laptops have this built-in. If not, computer retailers offer several choices for less than $100.

  • Once installed, depending on the operating system (the most popular is Microsoft Windows XP), the laptop will pop-up usually with a message indicating that a Wireless Network is available, and provide a list.

  • Select RIFI, and click connect.

  • Open the Internet browser of your choice.

Two 802.11g wireless access points have been installed outdoors; these units are interconnected to City Hall, and then on to the Internet. Current back-end bandwith is set at three megabits per second.

{mosimage}Joshua Inayat, recent transplant to the QCA and creator of Eternal Touch Studios; is taking the town by storm. His surreal artwork is both vibrant and alive, deep and emotional. With spectacular photography in cemeteries and cunning computer graphic manipulation, the works coming out of Eternal Touch Studios are adding beauty to all of the lives it touches.

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