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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 14, 2015, Burlington, Iowa Mostly sunny High 60 Low 35 details 68 sports i in Home amp Garden i in f sad ending aging Quot for bears gracefully or shh Danville suffers rare a Jug mid Century Modem Fife second loss at state vhf huh i classics get updates the Hawk Eye 178th year a no. 245 saturday March 14, 2015 75c flood plans made As Grant news looms All too familiar Hesco barriers other methods still to be used. By Kathleen Sloan the City of Burlington even if it gets a flood mitigation Grant will need to keep using Hesco barriers and other methods to protect downtown for the foreseeable future. Public works director Steve Hoambrecker gave a presentation to the City Council monday in which he pointed out the first construction phase of flood Walls and other flood infrastructure wont be Complete until 2018. In the interim Hoambrecker said the City needs to do More to protect against flooding. He showed years of charts of floodwater Levels concluding there is an increasing probability a we could flood every year Quot Hoambrecker said last july a flood suddenly went from an under-19-foot-Crest prediction to a nearly-24-foot-Crest prediction stopping at 23.65 feet with the rapid Rise caused by an unexpected five Inch rain event upstream which caught the City of guard. Being Over prepared and prepared Early Are the new watch words Hoambrecker said As a result of hard lessons Learned last july. Although the flood Wall if the Grant comes through will protect the City to a 28-foot flood stage the Hesco barriers can Only protect the City up to about 24 feet he said. As the water rises the most vulnerable and first Hesco Barrier to be raised is around the Market Street lift station at 16.5-foot flood stage. The second most vulnerable is the Southeast Comer of memorial auditorium at the 18-foot flood stage he said Hoambrecker asked the Council to support his department by passing a policy giving Hesco barriers priority Over special events such As Steamboat Days. He said no Federal emergency management Agency funds will pay for taking them Down and putting them up a second time which is the arduous process City Crews have followed. The Burlington depot needs Protection at 23.8 feet Hoambrecker said. A plan to protect the Burlington depot needs to be worked out he said. At this Point the City does t Haw enough Hesco barriers to protect it Hoambrecker said. The crawl space under die building also has been flooding after rain events since the a psf Railroad raised its tracks last july changing the drainage Plain the area Hoambrecker said. Where the sewer lines go and Drain under and around the building still is unknown Hoam Brecker said mid in Sfa Siart in changing How the area drains also is unresolved a psf Railroad Public information officer Andy Williams did not respond to requests for comment. Hoambrecker said some of this fiscal years $200,000 set aside for of xxi mitigation is still left. It will be used to place a sump manhole at the Southeast Comer of memorial auditorium which will consolidate the generators and pumps used last Sec flood 2a bumper found at damaged area led authorities to Schlicher. By Andy Hoffman Montrose a a 47-year-old Donnellson Man has been charged with vandalizing Swintek state Forest in Lee bunty earlier this month. Stacy Frank Schlicher 1303 Primrose Road is accused of causing damage to Sev eral areas of the Park around March 2, said Lee county sheriff Jim Sholl. He said Schlicher is charged with second degree criminal mischief a class i Fekany punishable by a prison term not to exceed five years. If convicted he also could face fines and pay restitution for the damage to the j Turk. Sholl said Schlicher was arrested after Law enforcement officers received a tip from tax Public. See Shimek a Schlicher Josh Newell the Hawk Eye John Newell works to put up signs in the Outfield at Burlington regional rec plex Friday in Burlington. The warm temperatures and Low wind made putting up the signs much easier than last year according to Newell. Criticism builds signs of Spring Man arrested in vandalism at state Forest new players take up seeking govt info news organizations strapped for Cash and less Likely to file suits. By Kevin Johnson and Kevin g. Hall Usa today Mclatchy newspapers Washington a newspapers once were the dominant Force in dislodging documents and other records from reluctant Federal government agencies but a new crop of Media players advocacy groups and corporate interests now drive the release of information. The Freedom of information act of 1966 was envisioned As a tool for traditional Media to seek documents data and information they deemed important to Public interest. It also was meant to allow Ordinary americans to seek information from the Federal government about themselves. Nearly a half Century later news organizations continue to paper Federal agencies with written and electronic requests for records and other information under Pola a review of Agency logs shows though they Are Cash strapped and less Likely to press their claims in court. Meanwhile Over the past decade there a been a surge of requests from bloggers advocacy groups corporate lawyers researchers and even foreign nationals tapping the Promise of open records. It Means the information obtained under Pola May reach the Public in a raw less contextual form or through a particular political prism. Or it May not reach the Public at All. Another upshot government offices said they Are overwhelmed with requests. A a we re pushing three quarters of a million Quot annually said Fred j. Sadler who retired recently after four decades in Pola operations at the . Food and drug administration a you just done to have enough a recent review of thousands of Federal court records by Syracuse University a transactional records Access Clearinghouse found Media organizations Are filing fewer lawsuits challenging Federal government secrecy Durn in past years. The study which see players 5a on senators letter to Iran newspapers that endorsed senators rebuke their actions. By Charles Babington associated press Washington a criticism of 47 Republican senators letter to iranian leaders escalated Friday and one of the lawmakers expressed misgivings about writing directly to an adversary to raise doubts about president Barack Obama a nuclear negotiations. Several newspapers that had endorses the senators elections were harshly critical. A handful of conservative commentators and former gof aides joined legions of Literals in calling tin letter ill advised. Republican sen. Roil Johnson of Wisconsin who May face a Tough reelection next year defended the letter hut added a if Sec letter 6a us at Odds with Google on computer search warrant proposal antics say Rule change would give government extensive Power to Hack into computers. By Eric Tucker associated press Washington a a Justice department proposal that could Mike it easier to locate and Hack into computers that Are part of criminal investigations is Rais Lawai oldest newspaper i 32 pages 4 sections i ing constitutional concerns Horn privacy groups and Google who fear the plan coaids have Broad implications. Federal prosecutors said their search warrant proposal is needed at a time when computer users Are committing crimes in online anonymity while concealing their locations. But civil libertarians fear the Rule change under consideration by a Federal advisory committee would Grant the government expansive new Powers to reach into computers across the country. The proposal would change existing rules of criminal procedure that with limited exceptions permit judges to approve warrants for property searches Only in the districts when they serve. Tile government says those rules Are outdated in an Era when child pornographers drug traffickers and others can mask their whereabouts on computer networks that offer anonymity. Such technology can impede or thwart efforts to pinpoint a suspects geographic location. The Justice department wants the rules changed so judges in a District where a activities related to a crime Quot have occurred could approve warrants to search computers outside their districts. The government says that flexibility is needed for cases in which the government can to figure out the see computers 5a in business 5a i classifieds 3c i peat Abby 5c i editorial 4a i Home amp Garden in i sports in City amp regi on 3 a i corrections i death a 5b i happening 4c i Owa amp Winola 5b i to listings 4c 1-800 3971708 a Man walks past a Google sign at the company a Headquarters in Mountain View Calif. Man to Jose Sanchez Assi lated press 63331 00075 he packages Lam Bays Arace the band Parry the Hawk of a i

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