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For many tornado sirens are the first indication a serious storm is approaching, though technology is changing that. The National Weather Service, for example, can now send weather alerts directly to most new smartphones. Here, workers from the Oklahoma Electric Cooperative install a siren near a church in the small town of Norge in July 2010.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
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