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Austin Daily Texan (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Austin, TexasAustin Travis country emergency medical services at Ems continues to Strug Gle with increasing turnover for medical personnel Accord ing to Anthony Marquardt president of the Austin Travis county Ems employee association ate sea. The shortage of emergency medical technicians emt and paramedics pressures them to work a substantial unpredictable amount of Over time according to Captain Darren Noak Deputy Public information officer of the at Cems. We do not have an option to shut Down a truck with any personnel shortage. Noak said. The existing employees have to fill in the places to maintain our level of service. The use of emergency staff ing procedures designed for medical crisis situations to fill empty shifts is a Large reason Why Ems and paramedics choose to leave their jobs according to Marquardt. On top of the Normal 48 hour schedule and the 24-hour on Call list medics Are required to be on twice a month they Are also being told to work additional hours without notice Marquardt said. So right now it is Ordinary for our medics who Are off duty to be ordered Back to work. This drives poor morale. Additionally modified staff ing procedures implemented by at Ems in 2012, hold an estimated 150,000 people flocked to downtown Austin on saturday night for the Cit yes first Pride Parade since the supreme courts ruling in favor of marriage Equality this summer according to event organizers. At austins 25th annual Pride Parade thousands of people wearing tutus Glit ter and Rainbow clothing were showered with Candy condoms and Mardi gras necklaces. Austin Pride week ended with an All Day festival followed by a Parade through downtown Austin. The Volunteer run Austin Gay and lesbian Pride foundation has organized and managed austins annual Pride week Cele bration and Stonewall rally since 2010. Paul Huddleston presi Dent of the Austin Gay and lesbian Pride foundation for five years said that in his time As president he has seen the turnout of Pride week continually grow. About 120,000 people at tended the 2014 Parade according to the Austin Pride website. We see an increase every year so every year re quires a bigger push big Ger planning. Huddleston said. A big Challenge this year was getting through the Parade in just under two and a half hours. The festival featured the largest lineup of entertain ers and musicians Ever compiled for the event with about 40 artists split be tween two stages. Festival tickets ranged from $15$20, and proceeds from All Pride week events including the festival will go to local nonprofits and charities supporting the lbt Community and Legal rights. All funds raised will be donated Back to the Community through the 1 monday August 31, 2015@thedailytexan serving the University of Texas at Austin Community since 1900 comics Page 7 life arts Page 8 sports Page 6 it filmmakers release documentary film about loss of land culture in South Louisiana Marshland. Page 3 news students can transform the Davis statues removal into further change. Page 4 opinion Texas volleyball sweeps three straight games. Page 6 freshmen key to reviving football program. Page 6 sports Plucker to Host concert for 20th anniversary. Page 8 students awarded Money to fund school in Africa. Page 8 life arts see our Slideshow of High lights from this weekends Austin Pride Parade. online reason to party Page 7 University City Google is sending three prototype self driving cars to Austin next week after representatives from the com Pany tested six of their older models in the City for the past two months at a press conference saturday at the thinkers a childrens science museum Austin mayor Steve Adler said the self driving cars fit Well into the Cit yes techno logical scene. We truly love testing new things around Here Adler said. It is impossible for this City not to want to participate in trying to help shape the transportation of tomorrow. Adler said Google created three newer models for the specific purpose of test driving around Austin. The cars run on the same software As the six formerly tested vehicles and googles team of test Drivers will test the cars Over the next few weeks Adler said. Chris Urmson director of the Google self driving car project said he is grateful to Austin for the Opportunity. Its been incredible the spirit and openness that aus tin has shown to us urm son said. In the . We kill 33,000 people on our roads every year. Theress an in credible Opportunity to do Good Here. Urmson said the by Nancy Huang Bana Nancy Austin Ems faces emt paramedic shortages by Zainab Calcuttawala @zainabroo94 Google to begin testing self driving cars in Austin Austin Pride Parade celebrates 25 years by Lauren Florence Laurence Neelo science & technology City Ems Page 2 Charlotte Carpenter daily texan staff workers from vault Fine Art services prepare to remove the Jefferson Davis statue from the main mall on sunday morning. The work Crew also removed the statue of Woodrow Wilson. After months of debate it removed the Jefferson Davis and Woodrow Wilson statues from the main mall on Sun Day morning. The removal of both statues comes on the heels of an in Junction hearing thursday to determine whether it could remove the statue. The Davis statue will be relocated within 18 months to the Dolph Bris Coe Center for american his tory where it will be displayed to the Public once museum renovations Are completed. University spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon said univer sity officials have not yet determined a new location for the Wilson statue which was removed to maintain symme try on the main mall. The removal process began around 9 . When vault Fine Art services covered the Davis statue with protective wrapping. Vault Fine Art ser vices then lifted the statue off its platform and placed it in a trailer for transportation. Once workers properly wrapped both statues the Crew slowly tilted the statues Back to Cut the pins attach ing the statues to their Pedes tals. After the pins were Cut workers lifted and loaded the statues into the trailer for refurbishing according to Rob Ert Boland manager for vault Fine Art services. A Ted estimated a crowd of 50 people gathered at the main mall to see the Davis statue re moved. Boland said removing the Davis statue went Well despite a Lack of knowledge about Davis removed controversial statue to be relocated to Dolph Briscoe Center opinion read the editorial boards commentary about the removal of the statues from the main mall. On Page 4 by Matthew Adams @matthewadams60 Junyuan Tan daily texan staff motorcyclists bearing Rainbow flags Lead the Pride Parade past the Texas Capitol building on saturday night. This year marked the 25th anniversary of Austin Pride. Google Page 2 Pride Page 2 statues Page 3 theress no better place for this because of the creativeness innovation entrepreneurial spirit and the desire for advanced mobility in this City. Chris Urmson director of Google self driving car project

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