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 Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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