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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Burlington, Iowa I mostly sunny High 67 Low 45 details a p. Trois thrown in i a i Page 5/ i x a soft we a jar1 it j inside Day of the child dram crowd Page 3athe Hawk Eye 178th year a no. 260 monday March 30, 2015 75c travels come in to play for relocated actress above Joanne Johnson is shown playing Lexie Richards last year during rehearsal of a the Dixie swim club with other actors at players workshop. Left Johnson who is assistant director of the Capitol theater in Burlington relies on a Range of experiences gained through years of travel As an actress. John Gaines and Rachel Jensen pie Hawk Eye by Bob Saar for the Hawk Eye Joanne arms called several places a Home before homing in on burling Ipton marriage brought her to Burlington changed her last name to Johnson and reinforced her nickname of Jojo. To a military brat so i did no to grow up in one place a Johnson said whose Mother was in the air Force. A she wore Many hats. Ste started out As a 1st lieutenant became a flight nurse then a Boot Camp after being bom in Highland Park 111., Johnson lived in the Iowa City of Grandview before the family moved to Las vegas then Germany Texas and Nebraska. Johnsons Mother was stationed at Ramstein air base in Germany when she was 14. A i love telling people i went to Ramstein High school Quot she said. A Rock to a Sites not flown in a fighter Jet but did take a military ride. A i was transported in a medical plane that Snow retired. This one was made specifically for transporting patients and the wounded a Johnson said. Ste suffered a severe Case of scoliosis in Germany be treated there and was flown to a Texas base for treatment. Scoliosis is the curvature of the spine. About 3 percent of americans get scoliosis As teens. Her operation was a Success and after graduating a few years later from North West Omaha High school in Nebraska she was Back in Iowa visiting friends when she ran into her past. A i re met my husband who i was friends with in childhood Quot she said. A Early childhood pre air Force childhood. I was living in Grandview at the time i first met Patrick David Johnson was from Burlington. He and Jojo met As children at a Camp ministry South of Fairfield. A my dad Craig Amis was a pastor at heritage free methodist Turch Here in Burlington before i was bom a she said. A a that a the same Church where my husband s Grandfather Rev. Ken Hyndman had pastured before him. That show we had connections to that in 2004, Johnson was revisiting heartland Christian Campground in Birmingham Iowa and David happened to be there As Well. A we ran into each other and started talking at first we did no to know who the other was because at Liis Point we were both going by different names Tolian we had when we were kids a she said. She had gone from Joanne to Jojo and he from Patrick to David. A no Light bulb went up but the More we talked the More we put pieces Rolinson said. A i did no to recognize him. It had been eight years since seeing each they were married two years later in the same Church where their pastoral Pat emals had preached. She moved to Burlington then David took a Job in Rockford 111., and the couple moved leaving their House in the care of relatives. With her husbands Blessing Johnson went to Wichita Falls Texas to audition for a play and visit her parents. She found herself getting involved in the Texas scene. A Day care Opportunity came along and she took it. Then some Burlington friends found her through Facebook. See dramatic Page tax open the door a Hometown pastor says Community stands by co Pilot As transcript of fatal flight released. By Dorothee thiesing associated press Monta Baur Germany a the pastor of the lutheran Church in Andreas Lubitza a Hometown said sunday the Community stands by him and his family despite the fact prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co Pilot for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in Southern France. Also sunday the sounds recorded on one of the a Black boxes Quot recovered from downed Ger Man wings flight 9525 firms up investigators theory the co Pilot locked the Captain out of the cockpit and then crash i the plane. The town of Monta Baur has been rattled by the revelation Lubitz who first Learned to Fly at a nearby glider club intentionally May have caused tuesdays crash of Genna wings flight 9525. Sec flight Page to officials we fire chief Dies by Jeff Abell Jai h la Theta w key exam West Burlington fire chief Mike Heim Lias Dit a according to City officials. Mayor Hans Trousil said he was notified sunday afternoon that Heim died sometime during the night at ids West Burlington apartment. However he added he was not sure of the exact time or cause of death. No further details were released sunday pending notification of tile family. Trousil said a press release w Ould be made available sometime today. A yes. He passed away. I Learned about it this afternoon a Trousil said. A the was an excellent fire chief and w ill be sorely see chief Page to everyone has a Story a two dead in Small plane crash 5rf Page will lawmakers Start making health care contributions with state workers paying toward health care critics say officials must follow Catherine Lucey associated press Des Moines a with several state workers poised to make monthly health care contributions for the first time will Iowa lawmakers follow suit under a recent arbitration award workers in the largest state employees Union will have to make a monthly contribution of at least $20 to their health care premiums starting in january. This will be a shift for most of the roughly 19,000 state workers represented by Iowa Council 61 of the american federation of state county and municipal Apithi focus employees. Gov. Terry Branstad and members of his administration already pay a portion of their health care premiums but lawmakers in the part time general Assembly can get plans not requiring a monthly payment. Republican House speaker Kraig Paulsen said head like to change that. A a it a about some level of fairness a said Paulsen of Hiawatha. A the average iowan contributes to their health care. I done to see any reason Why the average legis Lator or state employee do so As lawmakers in the Republican controlled state House have supported legislation in recent years revising collective bargaining agreements and requiring state workers and legislators to pay a portion of health care costs. While some of those efforts got approval in the House they did not Advance in the democratic majority Senate. Paulsen said making this change will be part of the budget conversation this year. He expressed optimism since most state workers will pay already but said it was too soon to talk about details. Democratic Senate minority Leader Mila Gronstal of Council Bluffs was less forthcoming on whether he will consider such a change. He declined an interview request and through a a the average iowan contributes to their health care. I done to see any reason Why the average legislator or state employee do so As rep. Kraig Paulsen Iowa House speaker spokesman released a statement saying a a we be had discussions in the past Ith House leadership about this Issue. I expect Well have additional conversations this year according to data provided by the legislature at least 126 of the 150 lawmakers have state provided health care plans. About. 70 percent of them have single or family plans not requiring a monthly payment. The remainder pay a monthly fee of about $300 for a More robust plan. The new contract for the Union was awarded two weeks ago by a Neutral arbitrator. The two year Deal includes a pay raise of about 6 percent during two years for workers As Well As the new health care contributions. The arbitrator decided the unions proposal for employees to pay at least $20 a month toward Timeir health care premiums was More reasonable than the states proposal which would have Muired a bigger contribution. Branstad who has pushed for health care contributions from state workers for years said he was glad to see workers paying something. A i think everybody should a Branstad said. A people need to have some skin in the according to tile nonpartisan Kaiser family foundation an Iowa resident with employer health insurance paid an average of $1,197 for tin benefits in 2013, slightly More than the National average. Union president Danny Homan declined to comment on whether lawmakers slum old contribute to their health care premiums saying it was not his place to weigh in. But he said the health can change was a big Concession calling it a a huge move that this Union Iowa oldest newspaper 16 pages two sections City amp Region classifieds 3a i corrections 2a i deaths 7a i tor the record 7a i Iowa amp Illinois 2a i sports in 4b i dear Abby 7b i editorial 6a i happenings 8b i nation amp world 4a i to listings 6b 11800 397-1708 for Tome delivery a ii 6&Quot 63331 00075 2

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