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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Burlington, Iowa Mostly sunny High 58 Low 34 details. So City amp Region i 3a Small scientists great River Christian students present science fair sports i in sky High in Seattle Hawk eyes panthers move to next round the Hawk Eye 178th year a no. 251 saturday March 21, 2015 75$ Keokuk District sex abuse Case dismissed judge rules settlement with principal defendant Sisk undercut former students Case. By Dale Alison a former Keokuk students lawsuit against the District and a former principal has been dismissed because the primary defendant was dropped from the suit and the statute of limitations lapsed. The student listed As Jane Doe in court documents accused the schools one time track coach Gina Sisk of sexually and emotionally abusing her from 2009 through Spring 2011. Sisk though was dropped from the suit last year when she reached an undisclosed settlement with Doe. The Case continued against the schools principal Michelle Lukavsky who Doe Saki did not protect her and tin1 District which continued to employ Sisk. Eighth judicial District judge Michael j. Schilling said does claims were undercut without Sisk in the suit. Still much of his 26-Page ruling dealt with the timing of the suit when Doe turned 18 and whether the abuse was a a continual As Doe complained. Each Point had a bearing on when the statute of limitations for school districts expired even though the defendant sued feb. 27, 2013, within the two year window when damages might be collected in involving minors Doe turned 18 the fall of 2010. District judge Michael Schilling determined the suit was filed a year and 140 Days too late. In making his ruling Schilling acknowledged the bar Doe had to Clear was Low. He had to View facts a in the Light most favourable to the but As he Laboured through the Legal Points each fell Short of that hurdle. Many Wen covered by another Case involving Sisk who was accused of similar behaviour with another High school student in Henry county. Last year tin1 Iowa supreme court dismissed a civil suit against the new London school District where Sisk was employed until 2006 when she took the Job in Keokuk her Home town. But it did so in a 4-3 ruling ultimately determining attorneys representing tin student who Saki she was abused failed to file the lawsuit within the stat Lite of limitations. Does attorney Roxanne con Lin pegged Many of her arguments with the dissenting opinion in that Case. A the court must follow existing precedent Quot Schilling wrote a the Power to change precedent is property vested Only in the supreme court Quot despite his ruling a Schilling took care in his ruling to note his action a does not minimize the harm associated with sexual abuse of minors aged 14 to 17,&Quot hut he noted provisions in the tide change Rice a person Tunis 18. According to documents. Doe complained to Lukavsky about Sisk in the fall of 2009 after she said the track ouch Reni eat Day sexually abused Lier the previous Spring in Sisk s car a Motel room Aid on school grounds. The written complaint was a Xixi cml though Sisk promised to make does life a a living hell Quot if she told Sec District 5a a state Bills would limit Access to officer body camera videos Josh newer the Hawk Eye Holden Ketterhagen left and Sean Donjon adjust a camera Friday on the set of a Kennedy Hill at Dana Bushong jewelry in fort Madison. The film is being directed by filmmaker Jennifer Joelle Kachler. Jewelery a ready for closeup Dot officials schedule August meeting in Burlington. By Dale Alison Grandview a dignitaries will gather Here april to for a celebratory ground breaking ceremony starting a 6-mile improvement project for . 61. The Iowa department of transportation will Widen the Highway from the Muscatine county line to 130th Street South of the Iowa 92 Junction. The project is expected to Cost $49.1 million and represents another step for the Highway 61 coalition which has been lobbying the legislature and department of transportation to Widen the Highway in Southeast Iowa. District transportation planner Jason huddle in Fairfield said work is scheduled to begin april 6, but die contractor . Moyna and sons construction of Elkader has the option to shirt earlier As the weather improves. Huddle said it is a Multi year project and commit to a completion Date. Officials with the Iowa Dot cities counties Chambers of Commerce and economic development agencies As Well As representatives from Industry and Small business will attend the 10 30 a m. Ceremony at the Grandview veterans memorial. The project realigns much of the Highway and includes two Diamond interchanges at Iowa see Highway 5a Dana Bushong jewelry gets 1930s makeover for a Kennedy Hill film. By William Smith fort Madison a Jennifer Joelle Kachler got choked up the first time she saw the inside of Dana Bushong jewelry. The 27-year-old director screenwriter producer knew it was the perfect location for a Pivotal scene in her Short film a Kennedy Hill a a in a just honoured they Are allowing me to do this and that they believe in this project a she said. Kachler and her 20-person film Crew gave the jewelry store a 1930s makeover thursday night and it will stay that Way until filming is Complete this evening. From there the Crew will move on to a four Day shoot in Kalona rounding out the nine Day production. A a we be been going hard a Kachler said. A this is a Road trip Josh Newell the Hawk Eye a sign created for the film a Kennedy Hui by Mary Veronica Sweeney sits in the window Friday at Dana Bushong jewelry in fort Madison. Of for Kachler shooting a Kennedy Hill Quot is an Eye opening look at Midwest America. The budding filmmaker grew up in new Jersey and worked As a producer in new York before being selected for the David Lynch main film program at the maharishi University of management in Fairfield. A David Lynch watched my Short film and he loved it so much he invited me to be in this program. So i quit my Job in Brooklyn i bought a car and i moved out to Iowa a she said. Featuring a six person cast that hails Horn new York Des Moines Iowa City and Cedar rapids the film tells the Story of a 17-year-old Girt searching for her biological parents. Inspired by the Story of her own grandmother who was adopted in 1925, Kachler wanted to create a film that promotes adoption by raising awareness to a general audience. A there Are so Many children in this country and so Many Cli Ildren in the world that done to have parents a she said. A i feel very compelled to adopt in the future the sequence being filmed inside Dana Bushong jewelry serves As a Pivotal turning Point in the movie. The protagonist Grace has found a number of see film 5a bombings in yemeni mosques kill 137 people attack is deadliest yet targeting Shute rebels in Tom nation. By Ahmed Al Haj associated press Aden Yemen a suicide bombers attacked a pair of mosques Friday in the yemeni capital unleashing monstrous blasts that ripped to trough worshippers and wiled 137 people in the deadliest assault yet targeting shiite rebels who have taken Over Large parts of the rapidly fragmenting nation. At least i3 children were among the dead a purported affiliate of the islamic state group claimed responsibility for the bombings which also to imbed 357 people a raising the alarming possibility the extremist group has expanded its presence to Yemen after already setting up a Branch in Libya. Earlier this week the group claimed responsibility for a bloody at tack on Western tourists in Tunisia authorities said was Carrus out by militants trained in Libya. If the claim is True a and in . Expressed scepticism a fridays attacks would be tile first by the islamic state group in Yemen adding a frightening new layer to tile country a turmoil. A Limite rebels known As Hout Lus have taken Over tin capital Sanaa and nine of the country s see Yemen 5a another stretch of us 61 set for work in april lawmakers say they Are preserving privacy of people videotaped. By Ryan j. Foley associated press Iowa City a state legislators around the country Are pushing to make it much harder for the Public to obtain police officer body camera videos undermining their Promise As a tool people can use to hold Law enforcement accountable. Lawmakers in at least 15 states have introduced Bills to exempt video recordings of police encounters with citizens from state Public records Laws or to limit what can be made Public. Their stated motive preserving the privacy of people being videotaped and saving considerable time and Money that would need to be spent on Public information requests As the technology quickly becomes widely used. Advocates for open government and civil rights Are alarmed. Police departments nationwide already Are spending millions to outfit officers with Cam eras and Archive tile results. In this latest clash bet Ween the Peoples right to know and government authority the responsibility to record encounters retain copies and decide what to make Public mostly rests with the same police. In the absence of Public records protections these police divisions can be unilateral and final in Many cases. A it undercuts the whole purpose of the cameras Quot said Michelle Richardson Public policy director of the american civil liberties Union of Florida a people behave better on film whet Lier its the police or the suspect because they realize1 others Are going to see them. When you take away that possible consequence you really undercut the oversight value of these a she1 said. Supporters say the privacy rights of crime victims and witnesses need protecting and police need to limit die Broad and costly Public records requests they re getting. Routinely releasing these videos will deter people from calling for help and cooperating with see videos a Jowas oldest newspaper i business 7 a i classifieds 3c i dear Abby 7c i editorial a i Homes Garden in i sports 4hpages, o sections City amp Region 3a corrections 2a deaths 7b happenings 4c Iowa amp Illinois 4a to listings Florida state sen. Jeremy ring chairman of Senate committee on government oversight and accountability leads the discussion tuesday on police body cameras and restrictions. Steve Cannon associated press i 800 397-1708 tot Horn it Hilvety 6 63331 00075 2 is %

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