New Q-C book signing next Saturday


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Posted Online: Dec. 24, 2012, 12:00 am
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By Jonathan Turner jturner@qconline.com
Next Saturday from noon to 2 p.m., Davenport resident Jim Pransky will sign copies of his new book, "Championship Expectations," atThe Book Rack, 3937 41st Ave. Drive, Moline.

In the book, Mickey Baker and his teammates have experienced a rewarding and unprecedented athletic season, winning league titles in both basketball and football. As they approach the opening of the American Legion baseball season, hopes and expectations are running high for the opportunity at another championship.

These high school athletes have been teammates for years, but a serious conflict between their coach and a parent threatens to disrupt the very fiber of the team that has been built on friendship and camaraderie.Their only hope to overcome challenges on and off the field is to band together and find a way to defeat the Victorium Raiders and Royce Rooney, the rival team's professional pitching prospect.

Published by Oklahoma-based Tate Publishing, "Championship Expectations" details how character and integrity are defined for a group of young men as they attempt not only to meet the expectations of their fans, but more importantly, their own.















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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