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L Thnrday, February 4, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven BUSINESS All-Canada Show The All-Canada Show is touring 11 of "mid- America's largest dries this winter with Canada's best fishing and hunting desti- nations. The 27 th annual All-Canada Show, visiting Des Moines, Friday-Sun- da Feb. 12-14 at the KJJY Event Center, will assist you in planning your dream trip to Canada. Adventurers interested in traveling to Canada will find a wide variety of fish- ing and hunting destina- tions including: canoe our- fitters, drive-in resorts, re- mote fly-in outposts, five- star fly-in lodges and hunting outfitters. The show's website lists exhibi- tors in each market includ- ing links to their websites. Go to AllCanadaShow .corn for details. In addition to destina- tions, the show also offers free seminars, free maps, a free magazine with fea- tures on Canadian Adven- tures, free hunting simula- tor and freeDardevle lure on opening night. For complete details on applying for a passport at the All-Canada Show go to: www.allcanadashow ,corn, Other show features in- clude the world-record Whitetail the Hanson Buck exhibit and Locked at Lac Seul an exhibit of two full- size moose• Admission is adults, $10; seniors and children (13-16), $8; and children 12 and under, free. For a $2 off coupon and complete show details, log on to AllCanada.com or call: 8002325-6290 ext. 114• National sponsors for 2010 include Cabela's, Travel Manitoba, Labatt Blue, Yamaha Canada, Ontario Tourism, Epp- inger (Dardevle lures), PermaTrophy, Structure Proof Tackle Co. and Spec- tra Print. Show hours are 5-9 p.m. Saturday and10 a.m.- p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-6 4p.m., Sunday. Telephone Assistance Is Available The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) reminds low-income Iowans, who may need it that financial assistance for basic local telephone service is available to them. Tele- phone service provides'a connection to local resources and emergency services that can save and improve lives. The Lifeline/Link-Up telephone assistance program helps low-income Iowans get connected to and main- tain telephone service• Many eligible low-income families and individuals in Iowa are not currently receiving this assistance sim- ply because they are unaware of it. They can receive and maintain certification in this telephone assistance program by completing and submitting a simple appli- cation form and any periodic eligibility verification forms they may receive• They may also be required to provide a copy of documentation proving they meet criteria for participation• Link-Up assists qualified low-income Iowans in ob- taining basic phone service by reducing connection charges by 50 percent or $30 (whichever is less) and deferring the payment of the discounted connection charges without interest• Lifeline assists participating customers by providing a monthly bill reduction of up to $10. Households that participate in any of the fol- lowing should qualify: Medicaid, the Supplemental Nu- trition Assistance Program, Supplemental Security In- come Program, Federal Public Housing Assistance Pro- gram, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program, or the National School Lunch Program• People may also qualify based on income guidelines. Contact your local telephone company if you have any questions about Lifeline and Link-Up assistance or its application and verification processes• Customers that maintain only cellular telephone service may still be eligible to receive this financial assistance if their wireless carrier participates in this program. Custom- ers not in the program, but interested in learning about qualification, should contact their phone service pro- vider or contact the Iowa Utilities Board toll free at 1- 877-565-4450. The IUB Web site, www.state.ia.us/iub, has more information and an application form. ROBERTS HEATING - COOLING - PLUMBING In.Floor - Geothermal H ean "Insured&Certified" _ (s00s) ssg.o00oa sALES - SERVICE - REPLACEMENT BATHROOI REMODEL REVIEW The Appel Report 1 New bills would save lives on Iowa roads: Cracking down on unsafe driving: On January 26, the Senate Transportation Committee heard testi- mony about the dangers of distracted driving from Colonel Pat Hoye, chief of the Iowa State Patrol and researchers from the Uni- versity of Iowa and the National Safety Council. Their presentations confirmed what is increas- ingly clear to all who use our roads: distracted driv- ing has become a danger- ous epidemic. Studies show texting to be the most dangerous dis- traction because it requires both eyes and hands• Texting while driving can increase the chance of a crash by. as much as 23 times and can impair driv- ers in the same way alco- hol does. At any given moment, 11 percent of drivers on the road are using a cell phone and about one per- cent are texting or sending e-mail. This session, we'll con- sider a number of dis- tracted driving bills that range from texting bans to bans on all cell phone use while driving in an effort • to keep Iowa roads safe for all. Helping young drivers • become safer drivers: Did you know that motor ve- hicle crashes are the lead- ing cause of death for Iowa teens? By helping teens develop good driving hab- its, we can save lives• The House and Senate Transportation commit- tees recently heard from researchers at the Univer- sity of Iowa and the Uni- versity of North Carolina about strengthening our driver licensing system to better protect young driv- By Staci Appel, State Senator ers. The researchers' recom- mendations are included in a new bill (SSB 3071) that would: **Restrict the number of passengers in teen cars. Teens are twice as likely to have an accident with two passengers as they are with one passenger and three times as likely to have an accident with three passengers. Under the bill, intermediate li- cense holders could have only one passenger who is under 21 and not a sibling or member of the same household• The passenger restriction would also ap- ply to school licenses. **Limit driving without a parent after 10 p.m. Ac- cidents among 16-and 17- year-olds go up approxi- mately 300 percent be- tween 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Under the legislation, par- ents could sign a waiver for the teen to drive to work or school-related ac- tivities after 10 p.m. **Extend the length of time for supervised driv- ing. Right now, Iowa teens must hold an intermediate license for six months• Our new bill would increase the time to 12 months so that young drivers can get experience in all seasons and road conditions. Imagine driving in Iowa's recent blizzard conditions if you had only been taught to drive during the summer! North Carolina experi- enced a 38-percent reduc- tion in accidents for 16- year-olds and a 20-percent reduction for 17-year-olds when it adopted these measures. Nighttime acci- dents were reduced by 66 percent over the course of four years• Accidents with multiple passengers were cut in half. Introducinl00 Trevor Brockett- one of Norwalk's own. NOm00K Come in and say "Hi." • TIREeAg00 _ --, TIREOAUIO . q='" 1010 Sunset Dr., (Hwy 28), Norwalk • 1010 Sunset Dr., (Hwy 28), Norwalk 981-45.22 Hours Mon-Fri, 7"30-6 p m; Sat 7:30-noon 981-4522 While there are some who think we should only address the budget this year, I believe we .should consider legislation that will save lives as well. Re- member, we all share the roads. To review the bill, go to http://tiny.cc/SSB3071. Enhancing penalties for running red lights: The Senate Judiciary Com- mittee recently passed SF 2109, which increases pen- alties for drivers who kill or seriously injure some- one while running a red light• The current penalty for running a red light is a $35 fine. Under the poposed legislation, if a driver runs a red light and someone is seriously injured as a re- sult, the driver will be sub- ject to a fine of up to $500 and/or suspension of driv- ing privileges for up to 90 days. If someone dies as a result of a driver running a red light, the fine can be up to $1,000 and suspen- sion of driving privileges for up to 180 days. Read the full bill at http://tiny•cc/SF2109. To contact Senator Appel when the legisla- ture is in session, call the Senate Switchboard at 515- 281-3371• On weekends she can be reached at home at 515-961-6982. E-mail her at staci.appel@legis .state.ia.us. IDid You Know? 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