Darrow to address leadership luncheon


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Posted Online: Jan. 11, 2013, 8:17 pm
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Sara Darrow, U.S. District Court judge, will be keynote speaker at the Women's Connection's "Women in Leadership" luncheon at noon Jan. 23 at Radisson Quad City Plaza, Davenport.

She will discuss "Find Your Voice: Perspectives on Passion in Life and Leadership."
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Appointed to the federal bench by President Barack Obama in 2011, Judge Darrow previously headed the Violent Crimes Section in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Rock Island.

As Assistant U.S. States Attorney, she prosecuted federal crimes involving firearms, drugs, gangs and corruption. While a federal prosecutor, she coordinated the federal program Project Safe Neighborhoods to reduce gun violence in central Illinois.

The cost to attend is $20 for Women's Connection members and $28 for nonmembers. To register, call Amanda Garrett at (309) 631-0167 or go to womens-connection.org.




















 




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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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