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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - March 28, 2015, Hutchinson, KansasSaturday March 28, 2015 75� newsstand y ear 143 no. 268 wow. Hutch news. Com whats next for Wichita state Tough choices remain for coach players after tournament exit b1 to l listings a11 c classifieds b6 l Ott eries a2 c comics b13 o obituaries a13 c crossword b9 s ports b1 s scoreboard b4 o Pinion a12 dear hooligans its a Hack of a Way to show internet vulnerability. Vandals exposing web limits 74 46 local 3 Day Outlook 70 38 today sunday follow us intercepted letter 73 46 want More see a full weather report on Page a7 monday b y m Ary c Larkin the Hutchinson news Mclarkin Hutch news. Com the news asked candidates in contested school Board races in Reno county to answer surveys. Those surveys appear in to Days edition on pages a4 and a5. Some responses appearing in print were edited for space. Candidates Complete responses to questions Are available online at Hutch news. Com news elections. One Survey question asked candidates if they understood the states school finance formula which has been in place since the Early 1990s but frequently amended. After the surveys were sent the Kansas legislature replaced the school finance formula with Block Grants. There Are not competitive races for Hutchinson Community colleges Board of trustees or for the Buhler us 313 Board of education. Also some District seat races in Haven us 312 and Nickerson South Hutchinson us 309 attracted Only one candidate per seat. School Board candidates elected april 7 will take office in july. Surveys gauge ideas of school Board hopefuls Kan. Leaders advancing dui Reform Bills b y t in c Carpenter the Topeka capital journal Topeka the legislature is driving toward new Kansas Law cutting to five years the time that must elapse after completing a sentence before a person could petition a court to Seal records of driving under the influence offences. Current statute mandates that individuals wait a decade for a municipal dui violation and seven years for a conviction in state court before requesting that a judge expunge the record. Wichita democratic rep. John Carmichael and other proponents of the modified time Frame argue that people who serve a sentence and abide by the Law after being convicted of dui infractions should be eligible to seek erasure of those records More promptly. Opponents said the Reform sent a bad message to reckless motorists. We should in no Way Ever be lessening the penalties for drunk driving said rep. John Rubin r Shawnee. The Senate amended the houses version of House Bill 2159 to create a special Drivers License for persons convicted of dui and required to engage an ignition interlock device when driving. The dui stamped License would serve As an official identification. It will look just like a regular Drivers License but it will say dui on it said sen. Greg Smith r Overland Park. That Way police know without a doubt that you re on a restricted License for dui. B y k Elton b Rooks the Hutchinson news Brooks Hutch news. Com a 16 year old was arrested on suspicion of arson Friday morning after allegedly setting two separate grass and Hay Bale fires. The teenager was interviewed by police and confessed to lighting the Hay Bale on fire Reno county sheriff Randy Henderson said in a news release. The 16 year old told police he had lit a stick on fire and it burned his hand so he threw the stick into the grass and that was How the rest of the grass caught on fire. Authorities did not release the suspects name Friday. The Hutchinson fire departments Blue Crew led by Deputy fire chief Doug Hanen responded to 11th Avenue and Wilson Street for a Bale on fire at 11 26 a. M. When the firefighters were on their Way to the fire they were dispatched to a second fire at ninth Avenue and Carousel Street at 11 29 a. M. The firefighters found a two acre Patch of grass burning on the East Side of the Dike and a Hay Bale on fire in the Field to the North. A City employee was grading the Road and saw a juvenile male in the area a Short time before he saw the fire. When i arrived i met with Joseph Ruckman the property owner and Charles Yoder the township employee stated a Deputy is report quoted by Henderson in the news release. A fireman then escorted the 16 year old to my b y f Elicia f Ponseca and d avid a. L web associated press Flagstaff Ariz. When vandals sliced a fiber optic Cable in the Arizona desert last month they did More than time Warp thousands of people Back to an Era before computers credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nations internet infrastructure no backup systems in Many places. Because internet service is largely unregulated by the Federal government and the states decisions about network reliability Are left to the service providers. Industry analysts say these companies generally do not build alternative routes or redundancies unless they believe it is worthwhile financially. The result while most major metropolitan areas in the u. S. Have backup systems some smaller cities and Many Rural areas do not. The More Rural the location the More Likely that theress Only one Road in and out of that location said Sean Donelan a internet outages reveal gaps in us broadband system q q incidents show backup nil outside metropolitan areas. Grass Bale fires Lead to teens arrest b y t in s Chrag the Hutchinson news Schrag Hutch news. Com firefighters and City leaders Are hoping to change the configuration of fire stations Over the next several years. The plan which is still in the planning stages would build three new fire stations Over the course of about three years. The stations would be placed strategically to better serve the needs of the City with six total stations. Hutchinson currently has seven but officials believe the arrangement would improve efficiency response time and Overall staffing issues. The Art of fire Crew deployment is to spread Crews out across a Community for Quick response to keep emergencies Small with positive outcomes without spreading the stations so far apart that they cannot amass together quickly enough to be effective in major emergencies said fire chief Kim Forbes. Forbes said the project would Cost approximately $ 3.2 million to build the three new stations roughly $ 1.3 million to $ 1.5 million per station. The stations would be modelled after station no. 7 at 3416 e. 30th ave., which was completed in 2011. Station no. 7 has separate sleeping quarters locker rooms and bathrooms for male and female firefighters and front and rear garage doors so that fire trucks dont have to be fire stations configuration could change photos by Lindsey Bauman the Hutchinson news the exterior of fire station 7, which is located off 30th Avenue. This is the station the City Hopes to use As a Model for future stations. One of fire station 7 s bedrooms used by the on duty firefighters during their shifts. The rooms Are equipped with lockers for storing clothing and gear. Existing fire stations proposed new fire stations proposed fire station closures four to six minute response areas source Hutchinson fire department Jyh the news 11th ave. 17th ave. 30th ave. Avenue g Hendricks St. Monroe St. Plum St. Lorraine St. Halstead St. Rekindling efficiency see fires / a7 q q Effort to ease erasure of records still on but 1 item eyes stiffer injury penalties. See Reform / a2 see internet / a13 see change / a7

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