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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Burlington, Iowa Tigers top Cardinal 179th year a no. 2 saturday july 11, 2015 75c thunderstorms High 83 Low 7f details is raise for manager defended Council members cite financial stability need to keep pay competitive As reasons for 12 percent bump. By Kathleen Sloan Burlington City manager Jim Fem eau is on vacation this week and the matter of his pay raise was settled during his absence monday three City councilmen voted in Fervour of a 12 percent pay increase and erne voted nay. The City Council approved the raise retroactive to july i bringing fee aug a annual salary to $137,592. City councilman Tim Scott researched similar size cities pay for their City managers and used this to Frame his argument for increasing fee aug a Payr mayor Shane Mccampbell and City councilman Bob Fleming agreed and cited the need to keep fee aug a pay competitive or risk losing him. Davenport after All has launched a High profile search for a new administrator where the existing base salary is $210,000. Although City councilwoman Becky Anderson was absent during the previous weeks work session she and the other four members All agreed Fem eau was doing a great Job several superlatives being voiced by each. Fem eau pulled the City Back from spiralling debt and toward responsible and slowed spending they said helping them keep to an ongoing yearly renewed five year plan. City councilman Jim Davidson who was mayor when Fem eau was lured and has been one his biggest champions said giving f Remeau a 12 percent raise establishes a bad precedent. While he said the City a economic situation has improved since Fem eau came on Board Davidson said it was not Good enough to rationalize such a hefty jump. See pay Page 5awet Blanket tossed on concert blast musicians Pyro technicians still plan to stage popular event a until they can to. By William Smtih humidity heat and heavy rain Are in the forecast this weekend and dial could spell bad news for the Southeast Iowa symphony orchestras annual symphonic blast fireworks show tonight the heat wont be a problem but if it Rains Long enough and hard enough the concert with thousands of dollars invested in fireworks will be have to be postponed. Seiso manager kale Gerst is hoping that wont happen. The event postponed and eventually cancelled last year due to rain usually attracts thousands of people. A a we re going to continue to pursue the concert unless it becomes impossible for us a she said the National weather service is calling for a 70 percent Chance of rain this morning and a 60 percent Chance of rain later Toni Giu Gerst said the orchestra can handle the rain in the morning and employees with a amp a displays can keep the fireworks covered until Showtime. But if its raining Tex late this afternoon and during the concert its a no go. A violinists can to play in the rain a Gerst said. A we can withstand quite a bit of rain As Long As it the one hour concert starts at 8 15 . Tonight with fireworks to follow during the �?o1812 of the concert is postponed an announcement will be made on the a birr radio station 1490 am. Gerst said there is no postponement Date yet but she guarantees it wont be this weekend. The High today should be about 83 degrees but news meteorologist Dave cousins said things will heat up sunday when the Mercury is expected to top out around 90 degrees. With a Dew Point in the 70s. Cousins said the heat Index could make it feel closer to too degrees. Rain where it Falls could be heavy tonight depending on where the warm front sets up he Caleb Krogmeier participates in a Dodge Bau game Friday at Burlington summer Day Camp in Perkins Park. About 40 area children show up daily for a variety of activities that will continue through aug. 7. After a week of pleasant weather forecasters predict a return to More seasonable temperatures next Carolina bids Farewell to Confederate Flag John a amp More associated press people cheer As a Highway patrol Honor guard removes the Confederate Battle Flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds Friday in Columbia . The staged event ended the Flag s 54-year presence there and marked a stunning political reversal in a state where Many thought the rebel Banner would Fly indefinitely.10,000 gather to watch Banner removed from statehouse Cassie Cope and Andrew Shain Columbia ., state Columbia . The Confederate Battle Flag is gone from the South Carolina statehouse. The White bordered Square Banner bearing the St. Andrews Cross was lowered for the last time Friday in front of the Confederate Soldier Monument by a. I nor guard of seven Highway patrol officers. They folded and rolled up the 4-fix t Flag troopers walked to the North Steps and handed it to Allen Roberson director of tax Confederate relic room and military museum where tile Harmer eventually will go on display. Tax Flag was driven by a police escort to the museum a mile West Fri accused Church gunman have had Access to gun see Page 5a from the statehouse. Later in the Day state House Crews removed the last visible remains of the Flag. A Crane pulled up the 30-foot flagpole and decorative Black Iron Fence. The seven minute Flag removal ceremony Drew an estimated 10,000 onlookers. Some chanted shortly before tile event a take it cheers Rose when the to carpers started to make their Way to the flagpole along die Lawn that separates the North stairs and die solider Monument. South Carolina gov. Nikki Haley watched do Lii Storie ceremony from the Capitol Steps with see Flag Page 5a hag dispute stymies spending Bills Washington a dispute in Congress Over the Confederate Flag threatened to upend Republican plans Friday to move Forward on routine spending legislation amid concerns democrats could Hijack the Bills to debate the Flag House Republican aides said a Bill covering general government operations tentatively set for consideration next week will not be considered after All. That followed an embarrassing incident thursday rep blk ans had to pull a different Bill when conservative Southern members revolted against a last minute amendment to mock display of the Flag at Federal cemeteries. A it was a fast fuse and i done to think very Many people realized How it would play out a rep. Harold Rogers r-ky., chairman of the House appropriations committee said Friday. Now he said a a there a a no Max a of options that Are being considered1 for mov ing Forward unlike other legislation brought to the House floor spending Bills typically Are considered under terms of deflate allowing lawmakers to offer amendments Many which seek to Block policies by cutting off Money to carry them out which is flow a Confederate Flag amendment was written into tile National Park service funding Erica Werner associated press Ashford plans closing Clinton Campus in �?T16school will continue to maintain an online presence in City. Associated press a Linton a Ashford University has announced it will dose its Clinton Campus next year surprising several Community leaders Wax said they re sad to see it go haitian Gregory Geoffroy of the schools Board of directors said in a thursday Staten a it the Campus has t been Able to resolve an ongoing enrol no it shortfall. The schools online education Center will continue and wont by affected by the clo sure. A this decision was thoughtfully and carefully considered and we Are deeply saddened to dose a Campus that is so Rich in history and committed to providing its students with a Quality academic experience a Geoffroy said. Keeping the school open until tax Rexi of tax 2016 Spring sends Ter will allow students flu it Are on track to Complete their degrees tax. Cham to attend their May 2016 Comox Cement. Tax school will work with other students on their options either transitioning to Alidier school or to online courses about 60 percent of Campus Ashford Seal students Are pursuing a degree program available online at Ashford the University was one of Clinton a larger employers. Linton alderwoman Julie ask Ste la lived the a parian will have a negative Impact on us City a taxonomy in silent Ami ceo Natl Ian Sondgeroth of tax Clinton area Ashford Page a cube attack claims pm chief Navy warns of massive fingerprint Jonathan s. Landay and Lesley Clark Mcclatchy newspapers Washington a tax controversy Over tax computer breach of 21 million Federal employment records to a mooned Friday As the director of tax government s personal office resigned ail tax Navy depart no it want a pirated information included tax fingerprints of More than i million people. Office of Ives on manage Merit director Kain Crit Archt Ieta who i lad resisted demands Tiu ii six quit submitted her re signal Ion to Presky it Barack Mem of of Tefr to Quot i Fri l. Archuleta Obama who accepted it. Late in the Day the Navy i department sent a not ice to meat than 4%, Active Ami Reserve personnel Are More than 196,000 civilian Ernek it yees warning tax a tax stolen inform thin in lured a the Fixl Ings of interviews conducted by Hackon xxi investigators and approx namely 1.1 million inc halt d fingerprints Quot a significant numbers of current former Are prospective military me Nitts Are government civilians us Well As contractors turn been affected a Saki the notice which added advisories Koukl to sent out in tax com my weeks to Navy Jef Soux affected by the Hack tax Navy depart ment a continues to assess the risks associated with to be data breaches it is prudent to assume that we Are All affected by tax Compromise of bus information a it sax tax Navy Staten it was tax Nijst exploit warning so far of tax Senous is of the breach a Lix a. Combined with a smaller i rut related Hack of a database revealed last Monde showed fix Vul re Rah Rutx a of gov Zenum it computers. 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