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A fine and/or imprisonment for not more than 20 years for anyone who "corruptly alters, destroys, mutilates, or conceals a record, document, or other object, or attempts to do so, with the intent to impair the object's integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding" or "otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so.
We believe that neighborhood councils could create an additional, complex layer of government with the power to delay or obstruct, but which would not be accountable for the economic or human costs of its decisions,'' the group said in a position paper delivered Thursday to the city's elected and appointed charter reform commissions.
Obesity is a risk factor for sleep apnea, probably because fat in the neck obstructs the throat's air passage, Sotos says.
This system is the best available to obstruct, deter, if not obviate altogether, the loss of life.
A defective gene causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that obstructs the lungs, leading to life-threatening lung infections, and obstructs the pancreas, causing difficulty absorbing food.