THE SIOUX CITY-CITY COUNCIL HAS APPROVED FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH ZONED AREAS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA THAT COULD BE THE SITE OF A FUTURE GAMBLING CASINO.
THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES SEVERAL SITES INCLUDING THOSE EAST AND WEST OF THE TYSON EVENTS CENTER, AS WELL AS THE CONVENTION CENTER AND NEAR THE OLD WARRIOR HOTEL. JIM WHARTON, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DOWNTOWN PARTNERS, GAVE HIS ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT TO THE PROPOSAL:
ANOTHER CITIZEN, DENNIS BENSON, PROPOSED PROSPECT HILL AS A POSSIBLE CASINO LOCATION. MARK JENSEN OF THE CITY'S PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD SAYS OTHER AREAS WERE CONSIDERED SUCH AS NEAR LOWE'S AND THE SINGING HILLS WAL-MART, BUT THE BOARD STAYED WITH THE DOWNTOWN AREA:
THE COUNCIL VOTED 5-0 ON THE PROPOSAL, WHICH COULD BE AMENDED LATER TO INCLUDE OTHER AREAS OF SIOUX CITY. THEY HAVE UNTIL NOVEMBER FIRST TO CONSIDER SECOND AND THIRD ROUND APPROVAL.
THE RECENT HEAT WAVE HAS CAUSED MANY AREA TOWNS TO ENACT RESTRICTIONS ON LAWN WATERING AND OTHER WATER USAGE. RICK MACH, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SIOUX CITY'S WATER PLANT, SAYS NO SUCH RESTRICTIONS ARE PLANNED HERE.
MACH SAYS THE ZENITH WATER PLANT ON TRI-VIEW AVENUE CAN PRODUCE A PEAK OF 28-POINT-THREE MILLION GALLONS OF WATER A DAY. THERE'S ALSO A NEW PLANT SERVING THE SINGING HILLS AREA:
MACH SAYS WHILE THE CITY HAS PLENTY OF WATER, RESIDENTS SHOULD MAINLY WATER THEIR LAWNS EARLY IN THE MORNING, WHEN IT WILL BE MOST EFFECTIVE.
SIOUX CITY LAST IMPLEMENTED WATER RATIONING IN THE EARLY 1990'S.
KSCJ News and Powell Broadcasting are proud to announce we are switching our national news affiliation to CBS as of Monday, July 30th. The CBS news organization has a storied history in journalism beginning with Edward R. Murrow and continuing with Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace and other great broadcasters.
One of the main reasons for the switch to CBS from ABC Radio News was listener input and feedback. Many of our listeners were outraged with ABC’s coverage of BPI and their meat manufacturing method.
Powell Broadcasting General Manager Dennis Bullock says “We value our listener’s opinions regarding our programming. ABC’s reports hurt our community and helped lead to a loss of jobs at BPI. Many of our listeners were outraged by the stories on ABC and that helped us reach the decision to switch to CBS.”
News Director Woody Gottburg says ABC’s latest error in linking the Tea Party to the “Dark Knight” movie massacre in Colorado shows the switch to CBS is the right move. Several listeners also reacted to that error. He says CBS will also have more of an emphasis on “hard news” rather than entertainment based national newscasts.
KSCJ and CBS had a long previous affiliation. Program Director Justin Barker says the timing is right to renew that relationship with the most respected radio news organization in the country.
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