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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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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