Letter: High poverty, taxes reasons R.I. needs new leadership


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Posted Online: Feb. 19, 2013, 3:07 pm
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I think it is funny that Joe Murphy thinks Rock Island has fiscal sanity.

That his wife, Joy Viren Murphy, a Democrat, brags about voting for Wal-Mart and the mayor turning Rock Island into a minimum wage town and that 10.9 percent of families and 5,423 individuals in Rock Island are living in poverty.

The City Council has voted to raise the water and sewer rates , to have a garbage fee, to have a food tax, to raise the hotel tax, sales tax and gas tax.
Vote against the mayor and for new Rock Island leadership.

Glenn C. Kimbell,
Rock Island

















 



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  Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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