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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 2015, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Thursday, June 18, 2015 KC McGinnis/ The Gazette Tubers float down the Maquoketa River on Sunday at the new whitewater park in Manchester. The city removed a dam and created the state’s largest white- water park, which will have a grand opening Friday and Saturday. Eastern Iowa’s independent, locally owned newspaper www. thegazette. com $ 1.00 Daily KCRG- TV9 FIRST ALERT WEATHER, 9C TODAY 82/ 62 Chance of storms south Friday Saturday 78/ 67 86/ 70 Canseco in Iowa Former MLB slugger visits Veterans Memorial Stadium Sports , 1B Why some choose to avoid cooked foods for health reasons Living, 12A Going raw VOL. 133 NO. 160 © 2015 The Gazette • BUSINESS 380 ........................... 10A • CLASSIFIEDS ................................ 1C • COMICS ...................................... 14A • DEAR ABBY ................................ 10C • DEATHS ........................................ 8A • LIVING ........................................ 12A • LOTTERY ....................................... 6A • PUZZLES .................................... 10C • RIVER LEVELS .............................. 6A • SPORTS ........................................ 1B • TV ................................................. 9C • WEATHER ..................................... 9C © 2015 The Gazette “ Let It Flow — Riverfest 2015” is Friday evening and Saturday in Manchester. œ Friday: 6: 30- 9: 30 p. m., music and hog roast at Watershed Kayak & Canoe on River Street, free event. œ Saturday: 9 a. m. to 9 p. m., Shelly Park on South Franklin Street featuring kayaking and tubing demonstration and an opening ceremony at 11 a. m. Downtown area features street fair, display booths, food vendors and a live band from 4 to 8 p. m. By Orlan Love, The Gazette IF YOU GO M ANCHESTER — The state’s newest and largest white- water course will entertain hundreds of visitors this weekend at a celebration marking the official opening of the $ 1.8 million Maquoketa River project. Unofficially, the 800- foot- long whitewater course with its six 18- inch drops and rocky pools has been open for several weeks. But the opening will be formally observed during “ Let It Flow — Riverfest 2015,” which gets underway Friday evening and continues Saturday. “ It’s been very well received,” said Mayor Milt Kramer, who has “ been down there nearly every day” collecting feedback from river visitors. Kramer said he considers the whitewater course one of the top development efforts accomplished during his nearly 41 years in office. “ It’s all ages using it,” said Kramer, who on Memorial Day weekend spoke with a 75- year- old man and a 7- yearold girl, both of whom had run all six drops in a kayak. License plates from several states can be seen in the parking lot on weekends, he said. “ It’s really generating some buzz RECREATION IOWA’S LARGEST WHITE- WATER COURSE OPENS $ 1.8 million project draws tubers, kayakers and paddleboarders to Manchester ; WHITE- WATER, PAGE 9A Homeowners in the way of the project could stay put for years By Rick Smith, The Gazette CEDAR RAPIDS — Now we know. After nearly seven years of work and a last nine months of refinement, the city has finalized its flood control system master plan that now could come with a final price tag of $ 600 million when finished in the next 10 to 20 years. The 6.5 miles of levees, flood walls and removable flood walls that the city will build already is expected to cost 5 percent more than the $ 570 million earlier thought. Among other revelations that emerged Tuesday is that $ 600 million flood control plan unveiled in Cedar Rapids ENVIRONMENT Cedar Rapids flood protection timeline 0 TO 5 YEARS œ NewBo/ Sinclair: From 8th Avenue Bridge to new Alliant Substation œ Czech Village: From 12th Avenue Bridge to former landfill site No. 1 Cedar Rapids has finalized a timeline for its Flood Control System Master Plan along the Cedar River. The plan may change depending on grants, development and further division of areas. A timeline for the Edgewood Road NW bridge approach remains undefined. 5 TO 10 YEARS 10 YEARS OR LONGER œ North Industrial: From north side of Quaker plant east to Interstate 380 œ Kingston Village: From I- 380 to 8th Avenue Bridge œ Downtown: From Interstate 380 to 8th Avenue Bridge œ Time Check: From Ellis Lane to Interstate 380 œ Cargill South: From new Alliant Substation south to Cargill plant œ Penford: From 8th Avenue Bridge to 12th Avenue Bridge ; FLOOD, PAGE 9A Source: City of Cedar Rapids Gazette graphic By James Q. Lynch, The Gazette WASHINGTON, Iowa — Jeb Bush concedes there are plenty of folks running for president. “ The last time I checked, another guy showed up,” he joked Wednesday morning. The issue isn’t the size of the field, Bush said during his first trip to Iowa as an official candidate, but the skills each candidate brings to the race for the 2016 GOP presidential to be able to get done all the things promised. “ For the first time I can say, ‘ I’d like to have your vote, I’d like you to attend the caucuses, I’d like for you to be a part of our team,’ ” he said to about 75 people sitting on folding chairs around banquet tables in Adam and Teresa Mangold’s backyard. Although he said he was In Iowa, Bush touts conservative credentials POLITICS Now an official candidate, he visits Washington and Pella Jim Slosiarek/ The Gazette Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush ( left) signs a family heirloom for Ron Van Berkum of North English during a Wednesday event at the home of Adam and Teresa Mangold in Washington, Iowa, The decorative silver- colored ball also was signed by Bush’s brother, George. ; BUSH, PAGE 9A œ Poll puts Bush among top Republicans, 4A œ Bush responds to Pastor Max’s friends, 7A INSIDE ZACH JOHNSON FOUNDATION CLASSIC JOIN ZACH AND HIS FRIENDS FROM THE PGA AND OTHER CELEBRITIES AT ELMCREST COUNTRY CLUB 5 T H A N N IVE R SA R Y Z A C H J O HN SON F O UN D A T IO N C L A S SI C MONDAY, JULY 6 PRESENTED BY PICK UP YOUR FREE TICKETS AT ANY CEDAR RAPIDS OR MARION HY- VEE FOODS OR DRUGSTORE

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