March 13, 2005

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Today, Sunday March 13

  • East Moline Police are seeking suspects in gang related shooting.
  • "Around 9:47 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, near the 1300 block of 17th Street, neighbors heard shots ring out.
    Police responded to find a male subject who had been shot in the face."
    - ed. note: ouch

  • Local service agencies give "time-out" to families of deployed military.
    "Operation Family Time Out offered four hours of free childcare for the children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years, of deployed and active duty military personnel. The event was Saturday at the Two Rivers YMCA in Moline, and sponsored by Army Community Service on the Rock Island Arsenal, the Quad-Cities YMCAs, and the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa extension services."
  • An article in The Dispatch/Argus explores the growing number of Americans who can't afford, or can't get, health insurance. Another piece questions whether universal health care is the way to go, but the link takes you to a review of the recent Motley Crue concert at the Mark. Maybe there's a connection there? The Dope did some digging and unearthed the correct article here. You're welcome.

  • Silvis faces a need for expanded water service.
    "Aldermen will decide whether the city should drill a new well and/or buy water from East Moline, said Jim Grafton, city administrator and director of public works.

    Silvis has seven housing developments that will have a total of more than 500 homes, once all are complete in the next few years."
  • Aledo mayoral candidates lay out their platforms. Aledo's 3 term mayor is hanging it up, opening up the position for a new mayor.

  • 6 Comments:

    At 3/13/2005 10:19 PM, Anonymous Blue State said...

    Hey, Dope, why don't you run for Mayor of Aledo? That city needs your creative talent and your insight into public policy in the new century.

    If not you, then why don't they get RI Mayor Mark Schwiebert and their econ develoment whiz kid Dan Carmody to spend some much-needed time in Aledo helping them. Schweibert and Carmody have been a strong team for Rock Island -- why don't they conquer Aledo next?

    Just a thought from my rocking chair in this blue state.

     
    At 3/13/2005 11:03 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

    Egads Blue, are you on some crusade to find me a different line of work? Every day it's "DOPE, you should do this, DOPE you should do that... "
    (and by the way, that's "Dope", not "DOPE"...
    Ya kill me Blue. If boosterism were sugar, you'd be giving us all diabetes. HA!

     
    At 3/13/2005 11:53 PM, Anonymous Blue State said...

    Listen, Dope, I have a strong feeling for Aledo. Some of my dad's family grew up around Reynolds and some little areas around Aledo. That place needs some talent from the "big city" and, Dope, I think you have what it takes to take over their economic development office ASAP!

    Hey, we're in the 21st century. You can still blog from Aledo, if that's your concern Dope.

     
    At 3/14/2005 6:56 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

    ARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!

     
    At 3/14/2005 2:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    maybe dope is already mayor of aledo or rock island?

     
    At 3/15/2005 12:44 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

    The Dope runs the entire Quad Cities. The mayors? Just puppets which The Dope controls completely.

     

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