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Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 7:29 pm
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— A Wednesday story on caucus results and nonpartisan petition candidates should have said Lawrence Bay, of Port Byron, is a Republican nominee for mayor and organized the caucus, the second in 20 years for the village. No other candidates were nominated. We regret the error.

— A story in Tuesday's paper from Illinois Watchdog news service listed an incorrect amount for the state's unfunded pension liability. It should have said $96 million. We regret the source's error.

— A Sunday article on "'Twas the Artmare Before Christmas" at the Village Theatre in Davenport incorrectly reported Tera Conine was the final body-paint model at the Saturday event. She did not participate. We regret the source's error.

— A recent story about WQPT's broadcast of the PBS documentary "Poor Kids" incorrectly stated the number of people nationwide who have donated online to a fund for the children in the film. More than 1,500 people have visited truevisiontv.com/poor-kids-fund; not all have made donations. We regret the reporter's error.

— A brief in Wednesday's Metro East incorrectly stated the First United Methodist Church in Port Byron was hosting its annual Christmas Traditions on Saturday. The event was last weekend. We apologize for the error.


The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus care about accuracy. Mistakes occur, however. Our policy is to correct errors of fact as soon as possible. If you see a mistake in the paper, please call it to the attention of Laura Yeater, newsroom administrative assistant, at (309) 757-4954, or send an e-mail to press@qconline.com.
















 



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  Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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