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Cedar Rapids Headlines 12/22/12


Father Found Guilty of Manslaughter, Child Endangerment in Toddler’s Death

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Zyriah Schlitter will spend up to 55 years in prison for killing his 17-month-old daughter Kamryn, who died of blunt force head injuries March 28, 2010.  A jury found Zyriah Schlitter, 25, of Cedar Rapids, guilty Friday of involuntary manslaughter, a lesser of the original charge first-degree murder, and child endangerment resulting in death. The jury deliberated two days, reaching a verdict about 8:30 p.m. Friday, following a two week trial.

State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Employers Can Fire ‘Irresistible’ Workers

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a Fort Dodge dentist acted within his legal rights to fire an employee that he and his wife perceived as a threat to their marriage.
In a 7-0 ruling, the court upheld a previous Webster County judge’s decision that Dr. James Knight fired Melissa Nelson not because of her gender but because of the relationship between Knight and Nelson.

“These judges sent a message to Iowa women that they don’t think men can be held

Lady Liberty, part of Strengthen the Arm of Li...

Lady Liberty, part of Strengthen the Arm of Liberty in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

responsible for their sexual desires and that Iowa women are the ones who have to

monitor and control their bosses’ sexual desires,” said attorney Paige Fiedler. “If they get out of hand, then the women can be legally fired for it.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/12/22/iowa-court-rules-boss-can-fire-employee-considers-irresistible-attraction/#ixzz2Fns4jWNp

Midwest disaster funds boost CRST project

A Cedar Rapids project will be among the last to get low-interest funding under a federal program adopted to help Midwest communities recover from 2008′s flood.

Linn County supervisors on Wednesday approved issuing $17.5 million worth of Midwestern Disaster Area Revenue Bonds for CRST International’s planned new headquarters in southwest Cedar Rapids.

The supervisors’ action means CRST will be able to finance its project at a lower interest rate because the 2008 federal law allows the bonds ‘ buyers a tax exemption on interest earned from them. The bonds ‘ purchasers pass along their tax-break savings as the lower interest rate.

SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE EXCEPT THE PEOPLE IMPACTED BY THE FLOOD IS BENEFITING FROM IT!

What if there were no FEMA, Historical Tax Credits, or other  special tax breaks from the government?


Cedar Rapids Downtown District’s Second State Senator Liz Mathis’ Secret Car Wreck


Cedar Rapids Downtown District’s Second State Senator’s Secret Car Wreck

http://iowalive.net/mathispolicereport.htm

Body Shop Makes Final Repairs to Tin Horn Liz’s Tin Lizzy


Randi Shannon Launches Iowa Senate Campaign


March 13, 2012 | For Immediate Release

Contact: Randi Shannon, 305-491-4597

Randi Shannon Launches Iowa Senate Campaign

Linn County small businesswoman and entrepreneur seeks to bring real world experience to Senate

MARION – Randi Shannon, a Marion entrepreneur and small businesswoman, formally launched her Iowa Senate campaign today by filing her nomination petitions and statement of candidacy with Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz. Shannon, a Republican, will run as to represent Senate District 34, a seat which includes the communities of Robins, Marion, Hiawatha, Bertram, Ely and portions of Cedar Rapids all in Linn County.

The co-owner of Iowa Glass and Iowa Auto Glass based in Cedar Rapids and several Internet based companies, Shannon, 44, is running to be a strong advocate for growing our economy, provide entrepreneurs the tools they need to realize their dreams, give Iowans more of their freedoms back and allow parents and children greater choice in education.

“I have spent the last 15 years in the business world both in Iowa and in other states and know very well what it takes to thrive, especially in a down economy. I am so glad to be back home in Iowa but I know there is a lot more we can do to make our state more competitive and to grow our communities,” said Shannon, a native of Iowa City, whose previous business ventures have taken her from coast to coast over the past several years as a Regional Vice President with ACN Communications in Florida and prior to that as a Senior Director with Excel Communications located in Dallas, Texas. “I am committed to fighting for lower taxes, responsible spending and the best education choices for our children.”

Besides her focus on growing Iowa’s economy, reducing taxes and getting more Iowans back into jobs, Shannon is passionate about providing educational choice and protecting our Second Amendment rights.

A proud mother of four boys ranging in age from 12 to 23, Shannon is a former home school mom who comes from a family who has proudly served in the United States Military. She believes choice in education is of high importance to Iowans she is passionate about the preservation of the Second Amendment because it is critical to our nation’s freedom and essential to protecting ourselves, our loved ones and our property.

An avid bike rider, who has completed two full RAGBRAI weeks, Shannon also enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and rooting on the Iowa Hawkeyes.

“I am a hard-working, dedicated entrepreneur and not a career politician. My entrance into politics is indicative of my life’s work – a desire to tackle problems and provide practical solutions,” said Shannon. Whether Independent, Libertarian, Republican or Democrat, I am asking for your vote and in return, I will fight so Iowans can live a more free and prosperous life,” she concluded.

For more information on Shannon’s campaign and vision for Iowa, visit her website at www.ShannonforSenate.com

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