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Twin Falls Times News (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Twin Falls, Idaho Monday april k 20 Al a a w a Nuuja v Coni a is. Of Iii Idaho lawmakers try to trim Public defender workload Ryan Struyk associated press Boise lawmakers have been trying to lighten the workload of Public defenders in Idaho passing several Bills this session convert my Misdemeanour changes to lesser violations that done to require a defense attorney. But the new Bills Combine to account for less than 2 percent of state level misdemeanours leaving almost All of the Laws that prompted 110,000 charges last year on the books according to data from the Idaho supreme court. At that level the changes wont put much of a Dent in the number of cases expected to require a Public defender. The marginal shift in charges has prompted criticism from Idaho a chapter of the american civil liberties Union which says the Bills Are mostly a symbolic gesture in the face of a Broad problem. A these Bills will have no real or meaningful Impact Quot said Kathy Griesmyer from the Acle of Idaho. A your Public defender system will remain As broken and under resourced As it has been for too Long a Republican rep. Lynn Luker of Boise who has helped spearhead the Effort in the statehouse this session says broader Bills Are coming next year but he still counts this sessions Progress As a Success. A i think we be accomplished what we set out to do Quot he said. A eau of the Bills we had have been vetted and passed through the More than half of this years roughly 2,000 reductions were for charges involving minors in Possession of tobacco. But lawmakers tackled several other misdemeanours like juvenile curfews littering on highways and fireworks violations. The states Public defense Reform interim committee chose which statutes to adjust during meetings last year. Lawmakers Are currently considering renewing the panel for another year. The efforts come five years after a report from the National Legal Aid and defender association said that Idaho Public defenders were forced to take on too Many cases. Some defendants weren t meeting their lawyers until they were in the courtroom. The Acle warned that Idaho could face lawsuits for violating the sixth amendment. During the legislative session that opens in january 2016, Luker Hopes to pass a plan to convert driving with a suspended or revoked License to an infraction. Its currently the most cited state level Misdemeanour charge with almost 12,000 incidents last year. He also wants to re classify Possession of alcohol by a minor As an infraction instead of a Misdemeanour. Those two changes alone would eliminate roughly eight times As Many state level charges As lawmakers got rid of this year. But Luker says ifs not that simple. Fines from misdemeanours and infractions fund different areas of the state budget so the bigger reclassification would shuffle around millions of dollars. Luker says lawmakers need to work out ways to handle potential shortfalls with drug courts and crime victims funds before bringing broader legislation. If Yoe do oho thing a Community resource fair will be held from 5 30-7p m. At Wendell High school 750 e. Main St. Hosted by Orchard Valley head Start and Wendell chamber of Commerce. Bridge b8 sudoku b7 doer Abby b8 comics a7 crossword by Jumble b8 opinion a8 a �?�"181 34090 twin Falls a the City Council will hear an update at its monday meeting on the estimated Cost to maintain the splash pad that is to be built at first Federal Bank Park coming soon to Sunway soccer Complex West of twin Falls. The Bank announced in january its plan to build a handicapped accessible Park and accompanying splash Park at the soccer Complex in Honor of its cent Tennial. City staff estimates that it will Cost $ 3,600 annually to rim the splash pad portion of the Park. That includes $1,1000 in us system maintenance $1,500 in chlorine and other chemicals and $1,000 in estimated electrical costs. Other Agenda items a Council will hear an update on the construction of the Dierkes Lake Trail stairs project. The project is nearing completion and City staff has several photographs to share with the Council. A in february councilman Chris Talkington asked the historic preservation commission to put together a Celebration for the 125th anniversary of Idaho a statehood on july 3. The commission will present its Progress. Ideas so far include partnering with the City band on july 2 at City Park having birthday cupcakes and hosting an essay contest for students. A the Council will consider a request declaring an emergency to permit expenditure of funds to repair a manhole in Rock Creek Canyon. A Calvin Palmer of the twin Falls housing authority Board of commissioners is up for reappointment. Council will consider whether to , Wisconsin Battle for National title tonight a by Council to Lalk splash. Pad Dierkes Lake Stair injects times news Stephen Keiss photos Tom be new8 Jack Wendeling a 90-year-old Pilot and world War u Veteran with his plane at Buhl municipal Airport on Friday. Evvi Pilot still flying alter 72 years Jav Jack Wendeling sits in his planets cockpit Friday. Tetona Dunlap Dun a magic Valley com Buhl a on Jack Wendlings 90th birthday he flew nine takeoffs and nine landings at Buhl municipal Airport. Then he did one More each just for Good measure. Wendling of plier was bom february to 1925. He has been flying for 72 years Ever since he joined the air Force at age 17. His philosophy on flying is this a anyone can Fly but not everyone can land. Landing requires numerous decisions and actions in a Short amount of time. The solution is practice to include off Ideal Wendling is a fixture at the Buhl Airport. He is there two to three times a week. A everybody knows Jack a said Bart Morrow office manager and flight instructor at Buhl municipal Airport. He is also known As a Man with a wealth of flying knowledge. He earned a bachelors degree in aeronautical engineering and aircraft propulsion from the University of Milligan in 1949. Wendling recently gave a presentation to the Airport advisory Board about engine performance and aircraft design. A a he a been there done that kind of thing Quot Morrow said. A a he a got experience flying air planes most people Only read about in books. How do you replace that a Wendling had his 1946 Erc Oupe out of its hangar Friday afternoon. The Orange 20-knot Windsock on the runway flapped softly on its pole. The Clear Blue sides and gentle Breeze would make for a Good Day to Fly. He finds it hard to put into words wily lie loves flying. A a it a kind of infectious a he finally said. As a ret Reat tonal Pilot Wendling likes to Fly out to Hagerman and soar near the wind turbines. During wed Wendling flew b-24s and other bombers Over Europe. He was stationed in the Norfolk county of Britain. Wendling said he later joined a reconnaissance team because he wanted to Fly the de Haviland Mosquito the fastest propeller air plane during wed. He served in the air Force from 1943 to 1952. He was also in the reserves during the korean War. Original from Southern Illinois Wendling started coming to Idaho to Hunt. He decided to move to South pm Idaho after retiring As a civilian Engineer in the air Force. He wore a Black Cap Friday with the words a Black cat on the front. A pin representing the 8th air Force Emblem in Europe was tacked to one Side of the hat. A set of pilots wings was pinned to the other. Wendling said he flew the b-24 Black cat on several occasions before it became the last bomber lost Over Germany in ww1i. As Wendling climbed on the Wing of his Erc Oupe Friday he groaned a Utas his knee stiffened up. A this plane Wasny to made for old Guys a he joked. A i can get in Here but getting out is a for him a Day at the Airport is not Only about flying. Its also a Chance to be around people with the same interest. A you going flying today a Morrow asked Wendling. A a in la give it a try a he replied. Great rates move Forward with 90 Days of no payments \ www.pioneerfcu.org/90day ? 1439 n. College Road e. Twin Falls id b3301 208 735-0814 on credit. Existing of cd Loans Are not eligible. Loan interest acc tuns from loan origination Date. Offer ends april 30. 2016. Pioneer a Quot Federal

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