NAME. Dennis E. Pauley AGE: 66 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Director/ external affairs, AT&T FAMILY: Spouse, Lois; six daughters; nine grandchildren EDUCATION; Rock Island High School, two years at St. Ambrose through the Accel program Political Party: Non-partisan OFFICE SOUGHT: Mayor of Rock Island PRIOR OFFICE: 3rd Ward alderman and the last four years as mayor. WHY RUNNING: In Rock Island, we have several very important projects started that I would like to see to completion. I want to continue to serve the citizens of Rock Island to help resolve their issues and to continue to promote Rock Island as a great city. KEY ISSUES; I want to continue to focus on keeping the city in great financial condition while continuing to focus on economic development projects to increase the amount of sales tax the city receives each year. With additional sales tax revenue we can continue an aggressive program to repair and replace our streets and aging infrastructure. I see the Walmart project as a catalyst to increasing the revitalization of the 11th Street corridor and continue growth in the city. I think we need to continue to look to the future and work on projects such as the Jumers Crossing project.
Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital. 1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post . 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.