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8 million dollars in over run cost is built into the 89 million. That was discussed at the meeting too. So, really it's 81 million. If it's under, it's under, but it won't go over. I disagree that the new schools won't last as long. Architects are committed to building quality structures, not like Ellington and Monroe which were designed to be temporary, both of which are almost…
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By your own logic, would a positive effect on the teachers not have a positive effect on the students? It's all cause and effect and Newton's 3rd law. I could quote and reference many sources which could then be rebutted by your own, I'll leave the Googling up to you, I have better ways to spend my time. Something we all seem to agree on is that there is an issue and the current structure…
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Perhaps UKWP is trying to equate military service with "on the teat" teaching jobs. Of course there are many big differences, especially for military that are deployed, which is part of the job. There are indeed many public school teachers that see their unionized, teaching monopoly, "part time" job as a public service that demands the same respect as our military. Not many retire with PTSD, or…
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how do i get a sign for my yard?
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And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…

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Loose terminal in electric outlet listed as cause of Sprout's Inn fire

2 years, 4 months ago by Bob Gough

Repetitive use of the outlet led to the loose connection

UPDATE: The Quincy Fire Department has issued a news release regarding cause of Thursday's Sprout's Inn fire.

"QFD investigators and an investigator representing the owner's insurance company have determined that repetitive use of an electrical outlet over an extended period of time caused a loose terminal connection on the outlet, resulting in overheating."

 

Sprout's Inn, a popular Quincy restaurant on the city's north side, has been destroyed by fire.

The four alarm fire call came in just before 1 a.m.

Denise Donley was on the scene for Quincy Journal and WTAD.

Quincy Fire Chief Joe Henning said the building will be a total loss.

Heavy black smoke was coming out of the restaurant's attic when crews arrived. Firefighters entered the building, but then left as it became apparent the structure could not be saved.

When crews began to open up the wall where it is believed the fire started, they saw the fire had spread and black smoke had filled the building.

As crews tried to get through the roof, they encountered multiple layers of roof from past remodeling, which made it difficult to get water on the fire.

Henning said the fire got worse really quick, so firefighters evacuated and went purely defensive, using aerial vehicles to fight the fire.

Henning said response was delayed a bit as crews were already on the scene of another fire in the 1600 block of Sycamore when the call came in.

Henning adds there is no idea of a cause of the fire at this time. He also said the investigation will be difficult with this magnitude of loss.

Jenny Wiemelt's family has owned Sprout's Inn for many years and says they will rebuild, hopefully in the same spot. 

Wiemelt adds she wishes she could have grabbed her reservation book because she cares so much about her customer's upcoming parties and celebrations.

Clean up crews were in the building at the time of the call, but no one was injured.

Sprout's Inn has been in business since 1940 and has 72 employees.



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