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By Malachi Barrett

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KALAMAZOO, MI -- A cash-strappedmechanism to reinvest taxes in downtown Kalamazoo could be replaced with a new entity that will capture taxes from a larger area.

Monday, the City Commission declared its intent to create a Downtown Corridor Improvement Authority and set a public hearing for further discussion on Aug. 6. It would replace the DDA's tax increment financing (TIF) district, which has been hit with a revenue shortfall in recent years.

Downtown Kalamazoo, Inc. President Andrew Haan said the proposed authority would be a "fresh start" for economic development in downtown Kalamazoo. Without a new revenue source, downtown development efforts under the city are predicted to be insolvent within a year, a city report states.

The DDA captures a portion of property taxes generated by new development within a TIF district. Though the downtown has grown, a number of factors led to a decline in revenue from the TIF.

"The bottom line is the current TIF in place no longer brings in funds to support the downtown because of some significant tax appeals in last number of years as well as major demolitions of former Upjohn properties ," said Deputy City Manager Jeff Chamberlain.

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Bronson Healthcare Group is demolishing a former medical research facility for future use.

A Downtown Kalamazoo Economic Growth Authority would collect a portion of property taxes on new development, but from a new TIF district that reaches other areas of the city.

The DDA also levies a 1.9638 milltax on downtown properties. The tax rate won't change.

Chamberlain said the DDA would remain in place and continue to collectthat millage.

"The new Downtown Economic Growth Authority represents a continuation of the successful and impactful model used by the Downtown Development Authority, while allowing for key adjustments that reflect the changes to the downtown landscape over the last 29 years and are consistent with the priorities articulated by the community through the Imagine Kalamazoo process," Haan said.

The proposed boundaries of the DEGA is similar to those of the DDA, with a few key differences.

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• No. 27 overall prospect Alex Verdugo ( Dodgers' No. 1 ) collected multiple hits for a third time in four games and finished a triple short of the cycle in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 4-0 win over New Orleans. The 22-year-old outfielder was perfect at the plate in the victory, going 3-for-3 with a homer, double and two RBIs while also reaching once via a walk. He's hitting .346/.391/.516 for the season, with seven homers, 16 doubles and 32 RBIs.

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• No. 99 overall prospect Cristian Pache ( Braves' No. 8 ) hit a leadoff homer in the third four-hit game of his career, backing another strong pitching performance from Joey Wentz (No. 9) as Class A Advanced Florida defeated Jupiter, 6-1. Pache fell a triple short of the cycle from the leadoff spot, finishing 4-for-5 with two RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base to go along with his sixth homer and 16th double. In 73 games this season, the 19-year-old center fielder is hitting .279/.301/.422 with 26 extra-base hits.

Wentz, meanwhile, set a season high with seven strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in his third straight scoreless start. The 20-year-old left-hander yielded three hits, walked one and threw 56 of his 82 pitches for strikes. He sports a 0.50 ERA across his last four starts and a 2.51 ERA in 11 turns this season.

Blue Jays No. 7 prospect Eric Pardinho picked up his first professional win behind a dominant performance for Rookie-level Bluefield. Making just the third start of his career, Pardinho -- a 17-year-old right-hander whom Toronto signed out of Brazil last July -- carried a no-hit bid for four-plus innings before completing five scoreless innings of one-hit ball in which he struck out nine, a career high. The highly touted teenager has been as good as advertised to begin his career, posting a 1.38 ERA with 19 strikeouts and two walks in 13 innings.

Brewers No. 24 prospect Carlos Rodriguez went 4-for-5 with two doubles and scored four runs in his second straight four-hit game in the Dominican Summer League. Signed by Milwaukee for $1.355 million at the outset of last year's international signing period, the 17-year-old Venezuelan outfielder is slashing .452/.480/.559 with 42 hits through 21 games in his professional debut.

Indians No. 19 prospect Luis Oviedo furthered his dominant start to the season by tossing seven scoreless innings of four-hit ball with seven strikeouts as Class A Short Season Mahoning Valley blanked State College, 2-0. Oviedo also recorded eight ground-ball outs and threw 50 of his 75 pitches for strikes. The 19-year-old right-hander is 3-0 with a 0.39 ERA and 0.52 WHIP through four starts, during which he's posted 34 strikeouts against three walks while permitting just nine hits (.117 BAA) in 23 innings.

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The U.S. Army will soon launch a redesign of Basic Combat Training intended to build more discipline after many commanders complained that new soldiers often show up to their first units with a sloppy appearance and undisciplined attitudes.

By early summer, new recruits will go through Army BCT that's designed to instill strict discipline and esprit de corps by placing a new emphasis in drill and ceremony, inspections, pride in military history while increasing the focus on critical training such as physical fitness, marksmanship, communications and battlefield first aid skills.

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The program will also feature three new field training exercises that place a greater emphasis on forcing recruits to demonstrate Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, the list of key skills all soldiers are taught to survive in combat.

The new program of instruction is the result of surveys taken from thousands of leaders who have observed a trend of new soldiers fresh out of training displaying a lack of obedience and poor work ethic as well as being careless with equipment, uniform and appearance, Maj. Gen. Malcolm Frost, commanding general of the U.S. Army Center of Initial Military Training, told defense reporters on Friday.

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"What leaders have observed in general is they believe that there is too much of a sense of entitlement, questioning of lawful orders, not listening to instruction, too much of a buddy mentality with NCOs and officers and a lot of tardiness being late to formation and duties," Frost said. "These are trends that they see as increasing that they think are part of the discipline aspect that is missing and that they would like to see in the trainees that become soldiers that come to them as their first unit of assignment."

As commanding general of IET, Frost was tasked with increasing the quality of training and reducing new soldier attrition.

After compiling the data from surveys of about 27,000 commissioned officers, warrant officers and non-commissioned officers, the message was very clear, Frost said.

"The number-one thing that was asked for five-fold or five times as much as any of the other categories was discipline," Frost said.

"First-unit-of-assignment leaders want Initial Entry Training to deliver disciplined, physically-fit new soldiers who are willing to learn, they are mentally tough, professional and are proud to serve in the United States Army."

In addition to discipline and physical fitness, leaders also wanted technical and tactical proficiency in warrior tasks and battle drills.

After working out the details in a pilot at Fort Jackson , South Carolina, the Army has approved a new POI that Frost hopes will better instill into recruits exactly what it means to be a soldier.

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