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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 2015, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Saturday, March 14, 2015 KCRG- TV9 FIRST ALERT WEATHER, 15C TODAY 59/ 32 Mostly sunny Sunday Monday 65/ 45 69/ 34 Eastern Iowa’s independent, locally owned newspaper www. thegazette. com $ 1.00 VOL. 133 NO. 64 © 2015 The Gazette INDEX • BUSINESS 380 .......... 7B • CLASSIFIEDS ............. 5C • COMICS ..................... 4C • DEAR ABBY ............. 16C • DEATHS ................... 10A • LOTTERY .................... 9A • PUZZLES ................. 16C • RIVER LEVELS ........... 9A • SPORTS ..................... 1B • TV ............................ 15C • WEATHER ................ 15C ISU advances to play Kansas in conference championship game Sports, 1B Big 12 Semifinals IN THE NEWS Daily © 2015 The Gazette C. R., Linn- Mar, Marion to see new superintendents By Andrew Phillips, The Gazette When Marion Independent School District Superintendent Sarah Pinion announced her retirement in January, she became the third Corridor superintendent in the past year to do so. David Benson, the superintendent of the Cedar Rapids Community School District, had told board members of his retirement a month earlier. And last July, Linn- Mar Community School District Superintendent Katie Mulholland gave notice that this school year would be her last. The three administrators have more than 100 years of combined experience, including 24 years combined as superintendents in their current districts. They have worked together since 2009, when Benson and Pinion started in their current positions. The three new superintendents start on July 1. PASSING THE TORCH Superintendents are likely to get younger in the coming Districts seek to change learning models CEDAR RAPIDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT œ Number of schools: 31 œ Number of students: 16,157 œ Number of teachers: 1,277 œ Current superintendent: David Benson œ Age: 64 œ Tenure: Six years ( since 2009- 10) œ Salary: $ 229,104 LINN- MAR COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT œ Number of schools: 10 œ Number of students: 6,943 œ Number of teachers: 435 œ Current superintendent: Katie Mulholland œ Age: 67 œ Tenure: 12 years ( since 2003- 04) œ Salary: $ 200,850 MARION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT œ Number of schools: 5 œ Number of students: 1,912 œ Number of teachers: 168 œ Current superintendent: Sarah Pinion œ Age: 59 œ Tenure: Six years ( since 2009- 10) œ Salary: $ 148,600 Sources: School districts, U. S. Department of Education David Benson Katie Mulholland Sarah Pinion EDUCATION Getting into the swing Michael Noble Jr./ The Gazette Golfers had to be careful of muddy spots, but Friday’s warm and sunny weather gave good reason to check out the first course in Cedar Rapids to open, St. Andrews Golf Club. A cool- down to the upper 50s is expected today, but it will warm up quickly, perhaps to 70 in some areas Monday. Above, Alan Prowse, Ulrich Baenziger and Trisha House, all of Cedar Rapids, use the driving range Friday at St. Andrews Golf Club. The first public golf course expected to open is Twin Pines, which likely will open late next week. Girls more apt to feel ‘ sad or hopeless,’ statewide youth survey shows By Chelsea Keenan, The Gazette Iowa’s young girls are more likely to have thoughts of suicide and be bullied than young boys, according to the Iowa Youth Survey released Friday by the state Department of Public Health. The survey, completed every two or three years, measures behaviors by Iowa middle school and high school students, including eating habits, alcohol use and general well- being. The Department of Public Health said 77,139 students in sixth, eighth and 11th grades representing 85 percent of public school districts completed the survey in 2014. Answers reveal that across all age groups and questions relating to mental well- being, girls were more likely to feel depressed and suicidal than boys. About half of students, 46 percent, across all grades said they felt worthless at some point in the past 30 days. But 53 percent of girls felt that way compared with 37 percent of boys. Overall, about 17 percent of students said they felt “ sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row during the past year.” And once again, a higher percentage of girls reported feeling sad or hopeless for an extended period than teenage boys — with 23 percent of the girls reporting those feelings compared with 12 percent of the boys. The grade level breakdown shows 31 percent of female 11th- graders, 24 percent of female eighth- graders and 14 percent of female sixthgraders felt that way compared with 15 percent, 10 percent and 11 percent of males, respectively. The survey also asked a series of questions about suicide, which shows that 17 percent of girls thought seriously about killing themselves compared with 9 percent of boys. Suicidal thoughts HEALTH Iowa girls more bullied than boys Go to thegazette. com to see the full Iowa Youth Survey. READ THE REPORT ; SURVEY, PAGE 11A ; EDUCATION, PAGE 11A ENERGY Report: Wind could supply a third of U. S. energy needs by 2050 Washington Post Wind power could provide more than a third of the country’s electricity by 2050 while yielding a net savings in energy costs paid by consumers, the U. S. Energy Department reported in a major study released Thursday. Continued growth of wind energy — which has tripled since 2000 and now supplies nearly 5 percent of the country’s electric power — also could dramatically reduce air pollution and go a long way toward meeting the country’s Change in the air for power grid ; ENERGY, PAGE 11A IOWA TODAY Judge denies change of venue A judge will not move the murder trial for a man accused of killing his girlfriend, Page 2A TOP STORIES Appeal in voting case dropped The Iowa Secretary of State’s Office drops its appeal of a district court ruling that said the former secretary overstepped his authority, Page 3A NATION/ WORLD A new call to arms Islamic State urges supporters to fight for Boko Haram, Page 4A SPORTS Logic named an ESPN All- American Samantha Logic is the first Hawkeye to earn All- American honors since 1994, Page 5B BUSINESS 380 Pay boost for truck drivers CRST Expedited enacts second $ 10 million overall increase in 15 months to attract, retain drivers, Page 7B LIVING Pageant is all about being Bohemian Miss Czech Slovaks represent their heritage on stage, across state, Page 1C I. C. West, Regina fall short of titles Sports, 1B

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