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Annawan waitress faced big leap in becoming owner
Habitat ReStore was Kuhn's vision and a perfect job
Rock Island AD Cartee finally gets his break in education
Amid 'chaos' of fleet headquarters, Sarah Mark finds workplace happiness
The worst news became the best news for RI teacher
Moliner takes a bite of tasty new business
Carl McClaskey always is on the move
Bret Dale says he has world's greatest job: opening door to world of music
Salvation Army job eternally more rewarding
From engineer to restauranteur
Father's mail carrier career influences daughter
Quitting smoking is business opportunity for shop owner
Baseball dream turns into a radio career
More than needles and notions: Close-knit community inspires yarn boutique owner
Cultivating a new career
Boredom drove multi-tasking woman out of retirement
From General Assembly to an assembly of angels
Mallards' Ruskowski devoted to coaching
For Sue Miller, it's all about the kids
From interior design to chiropractic care, Schmitt has frightening but fulfilling change
Mallards nest: Q-C home now to some Canadian hockey players
Colombia native counts her blessings in the Q-C
An American growing up in Germany
Middle Easterner makes home in Midwest
Israeli native builds new life in U.S.
Family's sacrifice provides opportunity for spa owner
Queenie Ho has homeland as big as the globe
East Moline resident is Venezuelan through and through
Belgian native chases dreams to 'land of opportunity'
Everybody knows her name -- and she knows yours too
Holocaust survivor builds life with multilingual skills
Third-generation Swedish-American maintains his roots
Bringing a bit of Sicily to Aledo
Burmese student engineering a better life
Kissing America hello: Barros-Marquez bids Brazil farewell to live in Q-C
A tale of two cultures: Colombian woman merges homeland, U.S. experiences
Immersed in America: English citizen Weaver considers US home
Daytrotter brings music to the web for indie bands
The Bakery Gallery: An unlikely partnership helps two Quad-Cities endeavors thrive
'There is always art' for those who create
Budding writers finally have their own major at Augustana
High values, positive experience make Mackey the coach he wants to be
Mixed martial arts a lot of work but a lot of fun for Orion man
Gotcha! scores on, off the derby rink
Book celebrates cycling team, founder's greatness on a bike seat
Budding filmmaker enjoys the freedom
BHC's Chavera finding challenges at Black Hawk College
Love for theater prompts R.I. man to take his skills to the next level
O'Tool brings art, design connection to tattoos
Everything Tapscott does is for the success of The District Theatre
Father-son team reach out to community through prayer center, recording studio
Performing, sharing her art keeps Q-C ballerina on pointe
Phelps: Training provides local athletes with 'the means to get better'
Local singer brings big hopes, big voice to the stage
Brown making career strides through sports
Visual arts director has no problem keeping busy
LeClaire business brings a little pop to local fairs, farmers' markets
Tony's Tortillas tastes of family tradition
Crop duster flies high with business
Good food, good people at Atkinson diner
Ag driver hauling Midwest's gold is integral to global journey
'If the combine stops, that's time that you're wasting'
Deere engineer leads bio-based polymers
Dedicated workers, honest service key to Todd's Tire & Auto's success
Grain handlers deliver loads from trucks to barges
Annawan teacher lives for when the lights go on
Bishop Hill reverend harvests faith in two churches
Davenport Oscar Mayer plant proud to work for Kraft
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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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