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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Burlington, Iowa 178th year a no. 293 saturday May 2, 2015 75$ details. So sports i 18 see the Best of the Best High 76� National editor attends Low 5? tournament of champions m _ the Hawk i of in Alife Home amp Garden i in mini mansion renovation 1896 House split into four apartment sic labor leaders schedule do meeting Only 200 of 1,370 Laid off construction workers have been recalled at Plant. By Rex l troute local labor leaders disappointed with recent developments at the Iowa fertilizer co. Plant near Wever in which nonunion out of state workers Are being hired at the Plant will take their concerns to the state Capitol next week. Ryan Drew president of South East Iowa building trades and other labor leaders Are scheduled to meet with area lawmakers at 4 30 . Monday in tile statehouse. Present will be sen. Tom Courtney a Burlington rep. Jerry Keams a Keokuk sen. Rich Taylor a mount pleasant and Rita Hart a Wheatland. Hart was invited because she is a member of the Senate a economic development committee. Deb Durham director of the Iowa economic development authority also is expected to attend the meeting. An invitation has been extended to gov. Terry Branstad a office. As Many As 1,370 workers were Laid off april 17 when Ora com construction industries terminated the san Francisco based engineering and construction management firm that was overseeing the $1.9 billion project. Drew said Only 200 of those Laid off workers have been recalled to work by other contractors. A everybody out there would like to see tradespeople Back out there a he said. Local labors biggest concern is when the state of Iowa awarded tax incentives to Iowa fertilizer co., the governor said most of the construction workers would be hired locally. A the Promise with this Job was to bring in local workers a Drew said. A the big Impact was the front end construction while Ryan and associates inc. Of Davenport has hired some of the Laid off plumbers and pipe fitters local labor is concerned another subcontractor is filling the Laid off positions with non Union out of state workers. A if we Are not going to support local workers its not going to help build our skilled workforce a Drew said. The big Point is Iowa tax dollars Are helping fund this project so it should employ As Many Iowa workers As possible Drew said. Courtney a retired Union member of Case new Holland organized the meeting in Des Moines. A the state paid a lot of Money in tax incentives to get this fertilizer Plant and that the bulk would be Iowa jobs a Courtney said. Courtney said Ora com construction industries had no Issue with the craftsmanship of the workers but with Ursa a leadership. A there was never an agreement that those would be Union jobs a Courtney said but somehow it was implied. Drew who is a business representative for operating engineers local 160, said the Hope see Plant 8a top teacher Josh Hawk Eye teacher of the year Ryan Osbourne who teaches at bus is congratulated by is wife Nicole Osbourne Duffel the teacher of the year banquet Friday at the Pizazz convention Center in Burlington. One Hundred thirty seven teachers throughout the Buri Leigton area were nominated for the award. Teacher makes own history bus . History govt teacher Ryan Osbourne named teacher of the year. By Joey Aguirre Aguirre Chehaw Kelecom Ryan Osbourne is the 2015 teacher of the year. Osbourne teaches upper level High school government and advanced placement . History at Burlington High school. He a finishing his Lith year teaching and seventh in the Burlington school District. He was awarded $600 to go toward classroom supplies and bragging rights among his colleagues Osbourne said he did no to expect to win Friday night anti warned the Victory i his students. To Lucky i teach a Bunch of great kids and they respond very Well to my supposed methods Quot Osbourne said in Between receiving congratulatory handshakes and hugs. To me its All about trying to build relationships with kids making kids comfortable they willingly Josh newer the Hawk Eye keynote speaker David Muter bus a Story about a teacher who inspired my during the teacher of the year banquet Friday at the Pizazz convention Center by Bur Bigton. Come to talk to me and work with me and they understand that i respect them and have this attitude that we All will be in this a if you can have Good relationships with the students from that you Are going to end up having the students willing to work with you build the Trust Quot Osbourne continued. Quot it allows you to get into a position where the students will do what you ask not because you Are scaring them about it but because they want to work and do their Best for one Hundred thirty seven teachers were nominated with 81 teachers responding. By min bus seniors thank their Page 3a the second place finisher Dallas qty elementary teacher Susan Desotel received $400 toward classroom supplies. Third place finisher Tony onesto an Art teacher at Aldo Leopold Middle school received $200 toward classroom supplies. Students were asked to nominate their teachers and fill out a questionnaire asking what mates their teacher so great. Teachers Are nominated by students. As part of the judging process the nominees Are asked to describe their Community involvement and details of special projects they have been engaged in with students and their Community. One of Osbourne students Junior Paige Hammerer said on her questionnaire Quot or. Osbourne always goes out of his Way to help his students. He will stay before and after school and his lunch time if a student needs see teacher 8a in mph bus senior Blair wins full ride to in girl is first member of Minoty scholars to win 4-year scholarship. By Joey Aguirre six months ago Burlington schools superintendent Pat cowl and Iowa Wesleyan College president Steve Titus had a conversation about increasing minority scholars exposure to colleges by setting up pipelines to schools in the Region. This week a scholarship program was approved and decided Chi for one Burlington High school senior. Breyanna Blair is the first member of the bus minority scholars Chib to be awarded the bus rising leaders scholarship to Iowa Wesleyan College. A its a full tuition scholarship for All four years Quot Blair said. To majoring in nursing but minoring in psychology i like psychology and my aunt just recently died and my aunt always wanted my to be a nurse. Then i decided i want to be a nurse and i want to make her club sponsor Landa Robinson nominated Blair who joined Blair minority scholars her freshman year Shes graduating Early from bus this year. A what impressed me the most about Breyanna was she is outgoing she was taking several advanced classes her freshman year Quot Robinson said. A i called her about the possibility of being a candidate of the inc scholarship. I told her she made it easy for me to choose her As a candidate see scholar 8a rage to Relief in Baltimore As 6 officers charge felonies Range from assault to murder in Freddie Gray a death. and Amanda Lee Myers associated press Baltimore a rage turned to Relief in Baltimore on Friday when the City Stop prosecutor charged six police officers with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. States attorney Marilyn Mosby said Grays arrest was illegal and unjustified and his neck was broken because he was handcuffed shackled and placed head first into a police Van where his pleas for Mec fical attention were ignored repeatedly As he bounced around inside the Small Metal Box. The swiftness of her announcement less than a Day after receiving the police departments criminal investigation and official autopsy results took the City by Surprise. So too did her detailed description based in part i her offices Independent investigation of the evidence supporting probable cause to charge All six officers with felonies. The police had no reason to Stop or Chase after Gray Mosby said. They falsely accused him of having an illegal switchblade when in fact it was a Legal pocketknife. The Van Driver and the other officers failed to strap him Down with a Seatbelt a direct violation of department policy and they ignored Grays repeated pleas for medical attention even rerouting the Van to pick up another passenger. Mosby did not say Whetter see Baltimore 8a Lawai Murst newspaper i 24 pages 3 sections i business City amp Region 7a i classifieds 3c i i dear Abby 7c i editorial 6a i Home amp Garden in i i sports �?181 3a i corrections 2a i i deaths 7b i happening4c i Iowa amp Illinois 4a i i to listings to i i 1800 3971708 to Tome of nov la 6 63331 00075 2 v 9 is. 2015 Afave. Viz up Etc. Shop. Say be a383b�wiir,"�ttw

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