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Mike Kanin is the Publisher of the Austin Monitor. As such, he doesn't report on much--aside from the workings of the Monitor--any more. In his previous life as a freelance journalist, Kanin has written for the Washington City Paper, the Washington Post's Express, the Boston Herald, Boston's Weekly Dig, the Austin Chronicle, and the Texas Observer.
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City to address problems at Barton Springs spillway
City officials will discuss actions today that will be taken to respond to concerns about issues arising from the heavy use of the Barton Springs Spillway, the area just north of Barton Springs Pool, at a news conference. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Austin Police Department have seen a 40 percent increase in crime-related activities in this metropolitan park area. Activities such as use of alcohol and illegal substances; theft; smoking; and other violations such as dogs off leash, will be addressed. PARD and APD officials plan a news conference at 11:30 a.m. today near the spillway just north of the Barton Springs Pool.
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