Ryan tours Eastern Iowa today


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Originally Posted Online: Oct. 01, 2012, 7:47 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan will hold campaign events in Clinton, Burlington and Muscatine today.

He'll speak at the Clinton Courthouse first, with the program there set to start at 9 a.m. Then, at 11:50 a.m., he'll speak at Elly's Tea & Coffee House in Muscatine. Finally, at 2:50 p.m., he's scheduled to speak at the Republican Burlington Victory Office in Burlington.

Tickets are required to attend the events. For details, call the Iowa Campaign Headquarters at (515) 657-4230.

NAACP forum

The Rock Island County NAACP will host a candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. today at the Martin Luther King Center, 630 9th St., Rock Island.

Democratic candidate for Congress Cheri Bustos will attend, as will state Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, and his opponent, Republican Bill Albracht. U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona, was invited but said he is unable to attend.

On Oct. 16, also at the Martin Luther King Center at 6:30 p.m., a second candidate forum is planned by the Rock Island County NAACP.

Candidates for Rock Island County state's attorney -- John McGehee, a Democrat, and Republican Jim Wozniak -- will attend the Oct. 16 forum, as will state Rep. Pat Verschoore, D-Milan, and his District 72 opponent, Republican Neil Anderson, according to the organizers.



Republican women of Rock Island County


Christie Schilling, Rep. Schilling's wife, will be the guest speaker at Thursday's meeting of Republican Women of Rock Island County.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at Denny's Restaurant, near SouthPark Mall, 2601 52nd Ave., Moline. The group will meet for dinner at the restaurant at 5 p.m.

Questions for Schilling, Bustos

Rep Schilling and Ms. Bustos will appear in a live debate at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 on WQAD News 8 and on Quad-Cities Online.

If you have a question to pose to the candidates, email it to press@qconline.com or mail it to Roger Ruthhart, c/o The Dispatch-Argus, 1720 5th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.



Augie debate watch


Augustana College will screen the first 2012 presidential debate at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Great Hall of Emmy Carlsson Evald Hall, 3601 7th Ave., Rock Island. The event is open to the public. The debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be at the University of Denver, Colo., and will focus on domestic policy.



















 



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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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