Letter: Reform regulations, get rid of insulting campaigning


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Posted Online: Nov. 02, 2012, 2:06 pm
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After the recent barrage of political television ads that are insulting to the intelligence of informed voters -- these ads are intended to appeal to emotions rather than any supportable facts -- I have to wonder if there is not a better use for candidate donations.

The inconceivable amount spent could pay for the wages of hundreds of unemployed workers yet the only beneficiaries are the networks! Regulations for campaign donations don't make it feasible to do anything other than flood the public with misinformation. Reform the regulations!

Paul Stanforth,
Rock Island

















 



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  Today is Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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