Letter: Editorial board thanked for endorsing a new approach


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Posted Online: Nov. 02, 2012, 2:05 pm
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We have taken The Dispatch for over 50 years of our married lives! We haven't always agreed with the editorials or some articles that have been printed over these 50 years, but we are so proud of you for announcing in your Wednesday editorial that you are endorsing Mitt Romney as a "new approach" and the reasons why.

I'm sure you will get tons of grief over this and many horrible, hate letters, etc. from some subscribers, but thank you so much from us for taking this stand and publicizing your stand in your paper.

You are to be congratulated!

Margie & John Martens,
Rock Island

















 




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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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