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 Tuesday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2013. There are 21 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: We give "the government" the benefit of our circulation free of charge, for two advertisements for mules, horses and forage. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The official board of the First Methodist Church voted to build a new church. 1913 -- 100 years ago: W.A. Reid was elected commander of Siboney Bay Camp No. 8, United Spanish War Veterans. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Blanche S. Osborne, of Rock Island, is the only woman in the city who is a member of the American Legion. 1963 -- 50 years ago: The Rocket Barbershop Chorus, under the direction of Howard Mesecher, will present a concert of barbershop songs at the December meeting of the Woman's Club of Moline at 2 Saturday afternoon in Scottish Rite Cathedral. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Helen A. Stone, of Moline, traded her organ's bench for a seat in the pew when she retired as church organist of Union Congregational Church, Moline, recently. She's been playing either piano or organ for the church for 61 years.