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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.