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 Sunday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2013. There are 23 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: For the whole of last week we have been favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather, and mercury ranging from 40 to 65 above zero. The river is entirely clear of ice and looks as mild and soft as summer. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Albert Johnson was appointed a deputy in the circuit clerk's office. 1913 -- 100 years ago: 800 or more tons of earth in six landslides covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 -- 75 years ago: One of the 350-foot towers, which with a new transmitter will increase the power of WHBF to 1,000 watts day and night, has been completed on a 20-acre tract at 23rd Avenue and 51st Street, Moline. 1963 -- 50 years ago: In cooperation with The Associated Press, The Argus presents to its readers a complete, beginning-to-end account of one of the most tragic and dreadful chapters in American history, the assassination of President Kennedy, available in book form, and now in preparation. The book is entitled "The Torch is Passed." 1988 -- 25 years ago: Deere & Co. stockholders received good news of a boost in their quarterly dividends from 20 to 30 cents per share of common stock. The dividend, made to stockholders of record on Dec. 30, will be payable on Feb. 1, 1989.