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of MIch Igan College of Eng Jlleermg Alumm SOCIety Board and Its past charr You can always count on JIm Fausone to get mvolved and make a dlfference Because oflus selfless ser VIceto our commumty, there ISone clear ch OIce for the Schoolcraft College Board of1lustees - Jun Fausone Mark J.Abbo North Ville Township supervisor Keep Sawchuk I JUst want to express my feelu Igs to Wlrrd the PCEP laynff of Thrry Sawchuk.In each sltuatl On, the suspect gamed access through an ) 1 Blll S'ESLER ISTAFf PHOTOG, APHf R '- Skip Enckson from left Nicole Sullivan, Bnan Titus(of Canton), Sarah Nickeland Emma Frithare the creators and actors of ' group-the series Canton actor part of Web-based improv show PARKS STAff WRITER There's Sal, an mterl Or dee D rator who fan Cies himself a ladles man, and 'Sherry" who IS strugghng to remam faithful m her third mamage and then there's "RIchard" who ISfresh out of pnson for stalkmg Throw them all together and you ve got group-the senes, a new Web- based shov that premiered Thesday on wwwgroupthesenes com The Impr OVIsat Ion ser Ies, wh ICh ISuncensored uncut and unscnpted, depi Cts what happens when you throw a m IXof personahtles mto group therapy The Weblsodes feature nearly a dozen characters, mcludmg Sal Beef Y Macchl O' who IS played by Bnan Titus of Canton "Thl S IStotally off the wall; sald TItus, 24, who has been act mg for five years Its somethmg no one else IS domg We're takmg Impr OVIsatl On to the next level The ;enes, wh ICh WIll release new Weblsodes on Saturday mghts, ISthe bramchlld of Mad Ison Heights re Sident Slap Enckson We are so allover the map and uncensored that we wanted to start on the Web because there are no parameters, sald Enckson, whose career IS10 producmg televl Slon commercials 'We would still hke to pitch It to a network m the future, but It would have to be HBO or Showtlme" Enckson has already filmed 12 PLEASE SEE IMPROV, A3 Trustee Caccamo due to arrive home from Iraq this weekend BY KURT KUBAN STAff WRITER Canton Township Trustee Todd Caccamo, a Marinewho has been serving In Iraq arrived back In the States on Monday He ISdue homethi Sweekend © For Home Dehvery call (866) 887-2737 Ha Ving spent the last eight months patrollmg the de Cimated streets of Iraq and ha Ving Witnessed too many of h Is comrades The Observer & Eccentnc Newspapers Volume 32 Number 66 killed or wounded, Todd Caccamo IS ready to come home On MO)1day, he took a big step toward that goal when he arnved m New York WIth the 1st Battahon, 24th M",mes Although he Immed Iately flew and fled on foot when approached by the homeowner, all of whom hap pened to be women The first mvasl On occurred eight months ago, the second ,happened about four months ago and the Policereleased thi S composite sketch of the suspect a white male, who victimsdescnbed as In hi S 20s Withshort brownhair Uncensored and uncut BY TIFf ANYL .. Also visit Carl's Golfland's retail outlet and year-round driving range. 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, Slavens recalled "I thought It was one of my friends calhng me as a prank Luckily, I d Idn't say anythmg I shouldn't have I act IVlt Ies,be proact Ive m court programs and be on time to work, she offi CIally offered Slavens the Judgesh Ip "I certamly would hke to accept that, your Honor, Slavens rephed to Granholm 'I 'was very exc Ited, very pleased" Not unhke many other Jobs, Slavens WIll undergo Or Ientat IOn and trronmg before mak Ing h IS o Wllruhngs 'Mark WIllbe trroned and spend a couple of weeks observmg other Judges before he takes the bench,' sa Id Mary Beth Kelly, ch Ief Judge of Wayne County CIr CUIt Court He WIllalso (C) attend Judge's school, Wh ICh IS formal trronmg by the MIch Igan JUd ICIal Inst Itute ' Kelly srod Slavens WIllmost hkely pres Ide m the domest Ic relations or Juven Ile section of the CIr CUIt Court Fam Jly Candidates react to Slavens appointment DIVl SIon React IOn by five Plymouth-Canton school board cand Idates on the announcement by board VIcepre SIdent Mark Slavens he WIll be lea VIng the Board of Educat IOn May 8 as a result of h IS bemg appomted to the 3rd CIr CUIt Court bench IS mostly Cr Itical DUr Ing the board's regalar meetmg Tnesday, Slavens srod he beheves h IS 27 years as an attorney and h IS e Ight years on the Plymouth-Canton school board were factors that helped h Im get the CIr CUItcourt p OSIt IOn I thmk I have a good reputation m the legal comm Ul;nty;' Slavens sa Id 'I also thmk It'S Important to the governor you be comm Itted to serving the com- Slavens sa Id after Granholm asked h Im Ifhe would contmue to be mvolved m commun Ity Observer & Eccentr IC I Thursday Apnl26 200T BY TONY BRUSCATO STAFFWRITER mumty" Slavens made no ment Ion Slavens WIllbe tradmg h IS legal practice - plus the school board p OSItion, wh Ich pa Id $30 per meetmg (wh Ich he donated back to the d IStr ICt) - for a Jud IClal p OSItion that pays $139,600 , I can t thmk of anybody who ofhls~udlclal appomtment and h IS plans to re SIgn from the board next month, on the Sl Ulleday of the school board elect IOn, of wh ICh h IS nl Ulle IS on the ballot 'Judge-de SIgnate Slavens cannot SIt m s Jlence for the next two weeks wh Ile Plymouth-Canton res Idents cast votes for a cand Idate who has no mtentl On of could be more deservlng,' Sa Id Judy Mardlglan, who has served WIth Slavens for e Ight of her n Ine years on the board 'HIS number one legacy w J11be h IS m Slstence the d Istr Ict focus on academ IC ach Ievement ''Mark has been a trusted colleagae and a good fr Iend," she added [email protected] I (T34) 459 2100 "He thmks he's God s gift to women but he's really God's gift to Man Wlch,' he chuckled Other characters mclude a self-absorbed male model, a compul SIve shopper and a consp Iracy the Or Ist Royal Oak res Ident Sarah NIckel plays had been canceled, N Iekel Joked The cast and crew are usmg 'Mered Ith,' who has controver- 14,000 h It S SIal VIews of the elderly and Mr Ican Amer Icans I was tellmg my grandmother all about It, but then I real Ized some of the stuff I was sa YIng, so I told her the show wwwgrouptheser Ies com To learn more about the product IOn, log on to wwwmyspace com(groupthe- servlng h ISterm, Sa Idcand Idate Kurt He Ise "Mr Slavens has an eth Ical and moral duty to pubhcly mforrn the voters he ISno longer a cand Idate for school board, he must take h IS la WII s Igns d OWII,and he must urge voters to con SIder the other five school board cand Idates ' Larry Martm sllld the announcement may be a httie too late to help the other cand Idates, mcludmg h Imself ': A lot of people I know have already voted absen- tee,"Martm Sa Id 'It's a lot of CIrcumstance, but It seems the process (for Judge) has been gomg on for some t Ime Ifhe'd been through all the mtervlews then I thmk It should have been d Isclosed" Trustee RIchard Hl Ull Kucharslu, who IS seekmg re-elect IOn, srod Slavens should have ment IOned h IS mtentlons at the board meetmg 'Unfortunately, WIth absentee ballots already out there, some people have already burned the Ir votes; srod Hl Ull-Kucharsk I ''It's a total m Isrepresentat Ion to steppmg do WII before we fin Ish the budget or get to a super Intendent search, all the thmgs he's talked about" Bruce Koldys added much of the same senti- ment "Th Is could potentially d Istort the votmg process If Mr Slavens IS re-elected and the Board IS req UIred to appomt a replacement," Koldys srod "We would much rather have board members that are voted Into office, not app OInted, and we would rather have board members that have the d Istr Ict they WIsh to serve as the Ir sole pohtl Cal focus' Nancy Eggenberger refused to get mto the fray "I have no Idea how th IS WIll affect the vote," Eggenberger sa Id "Congratulat IOns to Mark It's a pretty e XCltmg appomtrnent to get, I'm sure he 11do a great Job" the pubhc that he still has h ISSIgn Sout, and hasn't stated that he has an appomtment and that he's [email protected] 4592700 com I (734) My Space, mass e-malls, You Tnbe and word of mouth to promote the show A chp of the show on comed Ian WJl I Ferrell's Web SIte, wwwfunny- ord Ie com, rece Ived more than To access the show, Vl SIt senes .dirrofl. 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of MIch Igan College of Eng Jlleermg Alumm SOCIety Board and Its past charr You can always count on JIm Fausone to get mvolved and make a dlfference Because oflus selfless ser VIceto our commumty, there ISone clear ch OIce for the Schoolcraft College Board of1lustees - Jun Fausone Mark J.

Abbo North Ville Township supervisor Keep Sawchuk I JUst want to express my feelu Igs to Wlrrd the PCEP laynff of Thrry Sawchuk.

In each sltuatl On, the suspect gamed access through an ) 1 Blll S'ESLER ISTAFf PHOTOG, APHf R '- Skip Enckson from left Nicole Sullivan, Bnan Titus(of Canton), Sarah Nickeland Emma Frithare the creators and actors of ' group-the series Canton actor part of Web-based improv show PARKS STAff WRITER There's Sal, an mterl Or dee D rator who fan Cies himself a ladles man, and 'Sherry" who IS strugghng to remam faithful m her third mamage and then there's "RIchard" who ISfresh out of pnson for stalkmg Throw them all together and you ve got group-the senes, a new Web- based shov that premiered Thesday on wwwgroupthesenes com The Impr OVIsat Ion ser Ies, wh ICh ISuncensored uncut and unscnpted, depi Cts what happens when you throw a m IXof personahtles mto group therapy The Weblsodes feature nearly a dozen characters, mcludmg Sal Beef Y Macchl O' who IS played by Bnan Titus of Canton "Thl S IStotally off the wall; sald TItus, 24, who has been act mg for five years Its somethmg no one else IS domg We're takmg Impr OVIsatl On to the next level The ;enes, wh ICh WIll release new Weblsodes on Saturday mghts, ISthe bramchlld of Mad Ison Heights re Sident Slap Enckson We are so allover the map and uncensored that we wanted to start on the Web because there are no parameters, sald Enckson, whose career IS10 producmg televl Slon commercials 'We would still hke to pitch It to a network m the future, but It would have to be HBO or Showtlme" Enckson has already filmed 12 PLEASE SEE IMPROV, A3 Trustee Caccamo due to arrive home from Iraq this weekend BY KURT KUBAN STAff WRITER Canton Township Trustee Todd Caccamo, a Marinewho has been serving In Iraq arrived back In the States on Monday He ISdue homethi Sweekend © For Home Dehvery call (866) 887-2737 Ha Ving spent the last eight months patrollmg the de Cimated streets of Iraq and ha Ving Witnessed too many of h Is comrades The Observer & Eccentnc Newspapers Volume 32 Number 66 killed or wounded, Todd Caccamo IS ready to come home On MO)1day, he took a big step toward that goal when he arnved m New York WIth the 1st Battahon, 24th M",mes Although he Immed Iately flew and fled on foot when approached by the homeowner, all of whom hap pened to be women The first mvasl On occurred eight months ago, the second ,happened about four months ago and the Policereleased thi S composite sketch of the suspect a white male, who victimsdescnbed as In hi S 20s Withshort brownhair Uncensored and uncut BY TIFf ANYL .. Also visit Carl's Golfland's retail outlet and year-round driving range. You need to look at what ,t costs to live a month If you've uever calculated that number, now,s the time to do so Look at your take-home pay and use that as a guide For example, if your take-home pay's $5,000 and from that money you are only sa Ving $500 a month, you know that your h Ving expenses are approx,mately $4,500 a monte From that number you can m'lk ad Justnwn s for letllemtllt As an example If there IS someone you are supportmg (such as your ch1ldren) that you Will not be supportmg m rellrement you can back off some of those exoenses In additi On ,fyou no longer have a house payment you can factor that mto the equation On the other hand don t forget to factor In travel or other th Ings m retirement that Will Increase your expenses Once you determme what it costs to live a month back out what you Will receive from SOCial Security ,imd any pen Si On On a year-by-year bas,s on our b Irthdays, we rece Ive a benefits estimate from SOCial Security The number 1Sfa Irly accurate Once you subtract out from ll\'lng expenses, pen SIOn and SOCial Security, you are left With a monthly shortfall To determme how much you need to oover that shortfall, multiply that number by 12 (for the year ly shortfall) and then multiply that number by 20 to 25 The number you calculate's the amount of Investments that you Will need to be able to retire and to have a nsmg Income throughout your lifet Ime For example if ,t costs you $5000 a month to live and you rece,ve $1,000 from Social Security and you have no pen Si On,your shortfall,s $4,000 a Money Matters Rick Bloom month That means that on a year-by-year basi S you Will need appro~mmcly$48000from your Investments to cover your h Ving expenses Th Is means that you Will need appr OXimately $960,000 to $1,200,000 m Investments to cover your short fall Th Is assumes that on a year-by-year bas,s you wlll pull out 4 to 5 percent of your mvestments to cover your hvmg expenses I recogni Ze that the 4 to 5 percent IS a low figure However, ,t does factor mto the equat Ion that you Will need a r Ismg mcome throughout your lifellme I beheve no matter where you are In your stage ofllfe, It 1S'mportant to determme ,f you're on the right track III savmg for retirement I recogn Ize that if you are Just startmg your career, the number that you w Ill need seems unattamable, but ,t 1Snot If you are m,dwayor even near the end of your Cateer, It IS Important to be reahstl C as to where you stand There are many finan Cial calculators on the Internet that you can use to help you With your calculati Ons Vanguard, Charles Schwab and others all have excellent Web s,tes to help you make the calculati On The key,s to be mformed as to where you stand for rel1rement and not be surpnsed down the road I m frequently asked whether one should factor mto the equat IOn future mher Itances No I beheve ,t 's dangerous to depend upon mhen tances that you have not yet rece Ived Therefore, only III unusual s,tuallons Will I factor mhentances mto the equat IOn The bottom lme ISthat ret Irement IS an ISSUethat every one of us Will hopefully face m the future The key to en Jo YJng retirement 's to thmk about it now and take the appropr Iate actions to make sure that you can en Joy as long a retirement as your health allows Rick Bloom IS a fee only financial ad Viser Observer & Eccenlnc readers can submit questions at moneymat ters®hometownllfe com For more nformatlon VIS t hi S Web site at wwwbloomassetmanagementcom You can hear Rick from noon to 3 p m Sundays on WDTKAM (1400) ll-Month • Certificate of Deposit • 4-Month Certificate of Deposit Federally Insured by NCUA [!

734-455-3334 kweather • At Main • PI J (' Why membership to the SUMMIT is the TOPS! had any mkhng th IS was gomg to happen I wouldn t have run for the school board,' he added "I wouldn t have put my fam Ily and myself, and the time and money IMPROV FROM PAGE Al Weblsodes that WIll compr Ise the first and second seasons Each show, wh Ich IS filmed nonstop, IS 27 mmutes and IS d IVIded mto two parts TItus, an Eastern MIch Igan Un IVers Ity graduate, Jokmgly descr Ibes h IS character as ' a skmny man trapped m Slde of a fat body' SPUR It took, to run for the board" Slavens srod he apphed WIth more than 100 other cand Idates for the Judgesh Ip, and was later mtervlewed by about 30 attorneys from the MIch Igan Bar As SOc Iat IOn,as were several dozen other cand Idates The first he heard of the appomtment was from Granholm about 4 30 P m Fr Iday "My secretary buzzed me and srod, 'It's Jenn Ifer Granholm on the lme; , Slavens recalled "I thought It was one of my friends calhng me as a prank Luckily, I d Idn't say anythmg I shouldn't have I act IVlt Ies,be proact Ive m court programs and be on time to work, she offi CIally offered Slavens the Judgesh Ip "I certamly would hke to accept that, your Honor, Slavens rephed to Granholm 'I 'was very exc Ited, very pleased" Not unhke many other Jobs, Slavens WIll undergo Or Ientat IOn and trronmg before mak Ing h IS o Wllruhngs 'Mark WIllbe trroned and spend a couple of weeks observmg other Judges before he takes the bench,' sa Id Mary Beth Kelly, ch Ief Judge of Wayne County CIr CUIt Court He WIllalso (C) attend Judge's school, Wh ICh IS formal trronmg by the MIch Igan JUd ICIal Inst Itute ' Kelly srod Slavens WIllmost hkely pres Ide m the domest Ic relations or Juven Ile section of the CIr CUIt Court Fam Jly Candidates react to Slavens appointment DIVl SIon React IOn by five Plymouth-Canton school board cand Idates on the announcement by board VIcepre SIdent Mark Slavens he WIll be lea VIng the Board of Educat IOn May 8 as a result of h IS bemg appomted to the 3rd CIr CUIt Court bench IS mostly Cr Itical DUr Ing the board's regalar meetmg Tnesday, Slavens srod he beheves h IS 27 years as an attorney and h IS e Ight years on the Plymouth-Canton school board were factors that helped h Im get the CIr CUItcourt p OSIt IOn I thmk I have a good reputation m the legal comm Ul;nty;' Slavens sa Id 'I also thmk It'S Important to the governor you be comm Itted to serving the com- Slavens sa Id after Granholm asked h Im Ifhe would contmue to be mvolved m commun Ity Observer & Eccentr IC I Thursday Apnl26 200T BY TONY BRUSCATO STAFFWRITER mumty" Slavens made no ment Ion Slavens WIllbe tradmg h IS legal practice - plus the school board p OSItion, wh Ich pa Id $30 per meetmg (wh Ich he donated back to the d IStr ICt) - for a Jud IClal p OSItion that pays $139,600 , I can t thmk of anybody who ofhls~udlclal appomtment and h IS plans to re SIgn from the board next month, on the Sl Ulleday of the school board elect IOn, of wh ICh h IS nl Ulle IS on the ballot 'Judge-de SIgnate Slavens cannot SIt m s Jlence for the next two weeks wh Ile Plymouth-Canton res Idents cast votes for a cand Idate who has no mtentl On of could be more deservlng,' Sa Id Judy Mardlglan, who has served WIth Slavens for e Ight of her n Ine years on the board 'HIS number one legacy w J11be h IS m Slstence the d Istr Ict focus on academ IC ach Ievement ''Mark has been a trusted colleagae and a good fr Iend," she added [email protected] I (T34) 459 2100 "He thmks he's God s gift to women but he's really God's gift to Man Wlch,' he chuckled Other characters mclude a self-absorbed male model, a compul SIve shopper and a consp Iracy the Or Ist Royal Oak res Ident Sarah NIckel plays had been canceled, N Iekel Joked The cast and crew are usmg 'Mered Ith,' who has controver- 14,000 h It S SIal VIews of the elderly and Mr Ican Amer Icans I was tellmg my grandmother all about It, but then I real Ized some of the stuff I was sa YIng, so I told her the show wwwgrouptheser Ies com To learn more about the product IOn, log on to wwwmyspace com(groupthe- servlng h ISterm, Sa Idcand Idate Kurt He Ise "Mr Slavens has an eth Ical and moral duty to pubhcly mforrn the voters he ISno longer a cand Idate for school board, he must take h IS la WII s Igns d OWII,and he must urge voters to con SIder the other five school board cand Idates ' Larry Martm sllld the announcement may be a httie too late to help the other cand Idates, mcludmg h Imself ': A lot of people I know have already voted absen- tee,"Martm Sa Id 'It's a lot of CIrcumstance, but It seems the process (for Judge) has been gomg on for some t Ime Ifhe'd been through all the mtervlews then I thmk It should have been d Isclosed" Trustee RIchard Hl Ull Kucharslu, who IS seekmg re-elect IOn, srod Slavens should have ment IOned h IS mtentlons at the board meetmg 'Unfortunately, WIth absentee ballots already out there, some people have already burned the Ir votes; srod Hl Ull-Kucharsk I ''It's a total m Isrepresentat Ion to steppmg do WII before we fin Ish the budget or get to a super Intendent search, all the thmgs he's talked about" Bruce Koldys added much of the same senti- ment "Th Is could potentially d Istort the votmg process If Mr Slavens IS re-elected and the Board IS req UIred to appomt a replacement," Koldys srod "We would much rather have board members that are voted Into office, not app OInted, and we would rather have board members that have the d Istr Ict they WIsh to serve as the Ir sole pohtl Cal focus' Nancy Eggenberger refused to get mto the fray "I have no Idea how th IS WIll affect the vote," Eggenberger sa Id "Congratulat IOns to Mark It's a pretty e XCltmg appomtrnent to get, I'm sure he 11do a great Job" the pubhc that he still has h ISSIgn Sout, and hasn't stated that he has an appomtment and that he's [email protected] 4592700 com I (734) My Space, mass e-malls, You Tnbe and word of mouth to promote the show A chp of the show on comed Ian WJl I Ferrell's Web SIte, wwwfunny- ord Ie com, rece Ived more than To access the show, Vl SIt senes .dirrofl. 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S te)'Il Qte speaker and Charles Pugh, FOX 2 reporter and Imchorman serves as master of ceremomes for thi S years summit which IStargeted towards md, Viduals ages 15 to 25 Features of the summit mclude a Wide array of exhibitors mcludmg those from colleges and umvers It Ies, and a senes ofw Qrkshops m the areas of entrepreneursh Ip, money matters and profe SSIOnal presentations Ford Motor Co and Detr Oit Branch NAACP host the 2007 Floyd Washmgton Jr Career Day and Youth Summit 8 am to 1 p m Saturday, Apr Il 28, at Cobo Conference and Exhibit IOn Center m Detr Oit This half-day event created to pr OVide youth With an opportumty to prepare for their academ IC and profe SSIOnal futures, features workshops, essay compet It IOn WInners, raf fie pr Izes and master of ceremony jkeynote, Charles Pugh and Rhonda Walker A key component of the event IS an essay/presentat IOn competit IOn that awards 12 compet It IOn WInners WIth $20,000 m scholarsh Ips Smce 2000, $100,000 m scholarships have been awarded to the ITI - 00 .-JJ 00 ~ CD 21.f-hour cnd & 1( rn f I./fnnre and h " vi chlgan ;:,hewas tortuna~e to estab uncles Roger Moore Michael Pat & hsh wonderful lastmg and close Kevm Permo Numerous cousms fnendshlps WIth many people - people extended farmly and friends also sur who would be best fnends role mod vlve h Im The famliy Will receive els and sisters m the truest sense of the fnends on Thursday April 26 2007 word In 1992 at MIchigan she also from 1130am until500pm atthe met her adonng husband John Clarke Bnghton Church of the Nazarene After graduatmg from The Umverslty 7679 Bnghton Rd 48116 Amemonal of Michigan LIll Ian worked for five ser VIce Will be held at church at 5 00 years as an analyst at Blue Cross Blue P m on Thursday In heu of flowers Shield of MIchigan m Southfield MI the Moore family would appreciate While at Blue Cross LIllian obtamed memonal contnbut IOns m Andrew s her Masters of Busmess Ad IUlmstra name be made to the church To leave tlon from Wayne State Umverslty At a memory of Andrew or share ames Blue Cross Lill Ian had many close sage of condolence for the famtly fnendships WIth many colleagues please VISit wwwkeehnfuneral Th IS group of fnends came of age home com On the home page click together were at each others SIdes for on view and sign family guestbook marr Iage and together bmldmg faml hes The Blue Cross crew were always there for LIll Ian LIllian was loved by all She was the eternal opt Im Ist kmd g Ivmg warm and open Lilhan took JOy m makmg others happy Ltlhan made fnends wherever she went Most peo p Ie go through hfe WIth a small Circle DOROTHY MAY of close ff Iends If they re lucky COATSWORTH STEBBINS Lill Ian had many of these CIrcles per Age 84 d Ied Sunday Apr Il 22 2007 haps the truest reflect IOn of her charac at the Umverslty of Michigan Med Ical ter Throughout her childhood years Center after a short Illness She was she helped her mother WIth her busl born October 2 1922 m Atlantic Crty ness and had many fond memones of New Jersey the daughter of James E her expenences With her mother and & Emma (Campbell) Coatsworth She grandmother Lillian was an active l Ived m Bmnmgham for 55 years member of Homenetmen and attended before movmg to Chelsea Dorothy St Sarki S Anneman Apostohc Church was a homemaker a real estate agent m Dearborn Lillian loved to travel and a tax ad Visor for H & R Block and loved to part ICipate WIthher close She was a former member of the friends m the Anneman commumty Congregat IOnal Church of She traveled on several occas IOns With Blrnungham On September 2 1945 fr Iends to Europe and the Far East she mamed Charles A Stebbms and She was board member With he preceded her III death on Homenetmen and dunng these years December 15 1982 She IS surv Ived followmg college enjoyed a Spe Cial by two daughters Sharon Cro SIer of closeness WIth her Anneman fflends GUIlford VT and Laurel Gordon of and the Anneman commumty She RIdgefield CT a son Cort (Jan) loved to dance and loved mus Ic Under Stebbms of Dexter SIXgrandch Ildren the d Irect Ion of Simon Javlzlan Stephame (Alex) Brooke Col In Funeral Home her body Will he In Kelley Lama and Parker and a State on Thursday Apnl 26 from 4pm brother m law Robert (Margaret) to 9pm In St Sarki S Armeman Church Stebbms A mem Orial service Will be 19300 Ford Road Dearborn WIth Dan held at a later date Bunal WIll take Gark Prayers at 7 30pm Funeral place at Greenwood Cemetery In Fnday Ii OOam m the church Petoskey Memonal contnbut Ions Interment Woodlawn Cemetery may be made to Chelsea Retirement Detr Oit Survivors Husband John C Commumty 801 W MIddle St Clarke five year old son Antranlg Chelsea MI 48118 Arrangements by Anto Clarke Mother BIen Cole Funeral Chapel Chelsea Dennovses Memonal tnbutes may be given to Hal Tahd or Homenetmen or Terchooman Harne for Orphans FLORENCE "JO" Arrangements by SImon Javlz Ian SALTZMAN Funeral Home 2 Internet Beloved Wife of the late Arthur W condolences may be sent to Saltzman Dear mother of Arnie R [email protected] Saltzman Sarah Sally (Scott Loney) Saltzman and the late Ray Saltzman lovmg grandmother of Joshua and Joanna Loney sister of Rita (Harry) AId Ser VIceswere held Wednesday at the Ira Kaufinan Chapel 2 Interment at Clover HIli Park Cemetery www Irakaufman com JANE A HOERGER Age 76 passed away Apr Il 22 2007 Phdhps Funeral Home South Lyon LOVETA L GREENWOOD Age 85 of Canton, Apr Il 23 2007 Beloved Wife of the late Eugene R Dear mother of Phyllis Rozof and Lonlyn (MIchael) Coggms Dear grandmother of Nathan (Julie) Rozof Mehssa (Ian) Boldt Zachary Rozof and Joshua Coggms Dear great grandmother to Hannah and Spencer Coggms Loveta was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Davisl On #299 Fhnt Court #2 Order of the Amaranth and Wh Ite Shnne of Jerusalem Temple Shrme #28 Loveta ret Ired after 35 years of service at General Motors Institute m Fhnt MI VISitat IOn Thursday 2 9 PM at Vermeulen Funeral Home 46401 W Ann Arbor Road Plymouth (btwn Sheldon & Beck) In state Fnday 12 Noon until serv Ice at 1 PM at FIrst Presbytenan Church of Plymouth 701 Church Street Plymouth MI 48170 Memonal contnb Utions to First Presbytenan Church of Plymouth or Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute To leave a message of condolence for the falmly log on to wwwvermeulenfuneralhome com RICHARD T WANTIN Age 56 passed away Apnl 23 2007 He was born on September 6 1950 to Rudolph and Carol (Osborne) Wantm He served m the U S Navy durmg VIetnam and also m the Navy Reserves for many years He was employed by Ford Motor Company at the Llvoma Transm ISSion Plant for over 30 years a,\asa""e""berof LA\VLccal182 Rick ISsur VIvedby h ISbeloved daugh ters Kelly (Kevm) Raymond Tracy Wantm two grandchildren Ale XISand Kole h IS father Rudolph h IS brother Rodger two sisters Kathy Avallone Gall Deman and many meces nephews and lovmg dear fnends VISitation Thursday 6 9 P m Friday 2 9 P m Funeral Saturday II a m With final VISItat IOnat 10 15 a m at Phllhps Funeral Home 122 West 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of MIch Igan College of Eng Jlleermg Alumm SOCIety Board and Its past charr You can always count on JIm Fausone to get mvolved and make a dlfference Because oflus selfless ser VIceto our commumty, there ISone clear ch OIce for the Schoolcraft College Board of1lustees - Jun Fausone Mark J.Abbo North Ville Township supervisor Keep Sawchuk I JUst want to express my feelu Igs to Wlrrd the PCEP laynff of Thrry Sawchuk.In each sltuatl On, the suspect gamed access through an ) 1 Blll S'ESLER ISTAFf PHOTOG, APHf R '- Skip Enckson from left Nicole Sullivan, Bnan Titus(of Canton), Sarah Nickeland Emma Frithare the creators and actors of ' group-the series Canton actor part of Web-based improv show PARKS STAff WRITER There's Sal, an mterl Or dee D rator who fan Cies himself a ladles man, and 'Sherry" who IS strugghng to remam faithful m her third mamage and then there's "RIchard" who ISfresh out of pnson for stalkmg Throw them all together and you ve got group-the senes, a new Web- based shov that premiered Thesday on wwwgroupthesenes com The Impr OVIsat Ion ser Ies, wh ICh ISuncensored uncut and unscnpted, depi Cts what happens when you throw a m IXof personahtles mto group therapy The Weblsodes feature nearly a dozen characters, mcludmg Sal Beef Y Macchl O' who IS played by Bnan Titus of Canton "Thl S IStotally off the wall; sald TItus, 24, who has been act mg for five years Its somethmg no one else IS domg We're takmg Impr OVIsatl On to the next level The ;enes, wh ICh WIll release new Weblsodes on Saturday mghts, ISthe bramchlld of Mad Ison Heights re Sident Slap Enckson We are so allover the map and uncensored that we wanted to start on the Web because there are no parameters, sald Enckson, whose career IS10 producmg televl Slon commercials 'We would still hke to pitch It to a network m the future, but It would have to be HBO or Showtlme" Enckson has already filmed 12 PLEASE SEE IMPROV, A3 Trustee Caccamo due to arrive home from Iraq this weekend BY KURT KUBAN STAff WRITER Canton Township Trustee Todd Caccamo, a Marinewho has been serving In Iraq arrived back In the States on Monday He ISdue homethi Sweekend © For Home Dehvery call (866) 887-2737 Ha Ving spent the last eight months patrollmg the de Cimated streets of Iraq and ha Ving Witnessed too many of h Is comrades The Observer & Eccentnc Newspapers Volume 32 Number 66 killed or wounded, Todd Caccamo IS ready to come home On MO)1day, he took a big step toward that goal when he arnved m New York WIth the 1st Battahon, 24th M",mes Although he Immed Iately flew and fled on foot when approached by the homeowner, all of whom hap pened to be women The first mvasl On occurred eight months ago, the second ,happened about four months ago and the Policereleased thi S composite sketch of the suspect a white male, who victimsdescnbed as In hi S 20s Withshort brownhair Uncensored and uncut BY TIFf ANYL .. Also visit Carl's Golfland's retail outlet and year-round driving range. You need to look at what ,t costs to live a month If you've uever calculated that number, now,s the time to do so Look at your take-home pay and use that as a guide For example, if your take-home pay's $5,000 and from that money you are only sa Ving $500 a month, you know that your h Ving expenses are approx,mately $4,500 a monte From that number you can m'lk ad Justnwn s for letllemtllt As an example If there IS someone you are supportmg (such as your ch1ldren) that you Will not be supportmg m rellrement you can back off some of those exoenses In additi On ,fyou no longer have a house payment you can factor that mto the equation On the other hand don t forget to factor In travel or other th Ings m retirement that Will Increase your expenses Once you determme what it costs to live a month back out what you Will receive from SOCial Security ,imd any pen Si On On a year-by-year bas,s on our b Irthdays, we rece Ive a benefits estimate from SOCial Security The number 1Sfa Irly accurate Once you subtract out from ll\'lng expenses, pen SIOn and SOCial Security, you are left With a monthly shortfall To determme how much you need to oover that shortfall, multiply that number by 12 (for the year ly shortfall) and then multiply that number by 20 to 25 The number you calculate's the amount of Investments that you Will need to be able to retire and to have a nsmg Income throughout your lifet Ime For example if ,t costs you $5000 a month to live and you rece,ve $1,000 from Social Security and you have no pen Si On,your shortfall,s $4,000 a Money Matters Rick Bloom month That means that on a year-by-year basi S you Will need appro~mmcly$48000from your Investments to cover your h Ving expenses Th Is means that you Will need appr OXimately $960,000 to $1,200,000 m Investments to cover your short fall Th Is assumes that on a year-by-year bas,s you wlll pull out 4 to 5 percent of your mvestments to cover your hvmg expenses I recogni Ze that the 4 to 5 percent IS a low figure However, ,t does factor mto the equat Ion that you Will need a r Ismg mcome throughout your lifellme I beheve no matter where you are In your stage ofllfe, It 1S'mportant to determme ,f you're on the right track III savmg for retirement I recogn Ize that if you are Just startmg your career, the number that you w Ill need seems unattamable, but ,t 1Snot If you are m,dwayor even near the end of your Cateer, It IS Important to be reahstl C as to where you stand There are many finan Cial calculators on the Internet that you can use to help you With your calculati Ons Vanguard, Charles Schwab and others all have excellent Web s,tes to help you make the calculati On The key,s to be mformed as to where you stand for rel1rement and not be surpnsed down the road I m frequently asked whether one should factor mto the equat IOn future mher Itances No I beheve ,t 's dangerous to depend upon mhen tances that you have not yet rece Ived Therefore, only III unusual s,tuallons Will I factor mhentances mto the equat IOn The bottom lme ISthat ret Irement IS an ISSUethat every one of us Will hopefully face m the future The key to en Jo YJng retirement 's to thmk about it now and take the appropr Iate actions to make sure that you can en Joy as long a retirement as your health allows Rick Bloom IS a fee only financial ad Viser Observer & Eccenlnc readers can submit questions at moneymat ters®hometownllfe com For more nformatlon VIS t hi S Web site at wwwbloomassetmanagementcom You can hear Rick from noon to 3 p m Sundays on WDTKAM (1400) ll-Month • Certificate of Deposit • 4-Month Certificate of Deposit Federally Insured by NCUA [! 734-455-3334 kweather • At Main • PI J (' Why membership to the SUMMIT is the TOPS! had any mkhng th IS was gomg to happen I wouldn t have run for the school board,' he added "I wouldn t have put my fam Ily and myself, and the time and money IMPROV FROM PAGE Al Weblsodes that WIll compr Ise the first and second seasons Each show, wh Ich IS filmed nonstop, IS 27 mmutes and IS d IVIded mto two parts TItus, an Eastern MIch Igan Un IVers Ity graduate, Jokmgly descr Ibes h IS character as ' a skmny man trapped m Slde of a fat body' SPUR It took, to run for the board" Slavens srod he apphed WIth more than 100 other cand Idates for the Judgesh Ip, and was later mtervlewed by about 30 attorneys from the MIch Igan Bar As SOc Iat IOn,as were several dozen other cand Idates The first he heard of the appomtment was from Granholm about 4 30 P m Fr Iday "My secretary buzzed me and srod, 'It's Jenn Ifer Granholm on the lme; , Slavens recalled "I thought It was one of my friends calhng me as a prank Luckily, I d Idn't say anythmg I shouldn't have I act IVlt Ies,be proact Ive m court programs and be on time to work, she offi CIally offered Slavens the Judgesh Ip "I certamly would hke to accept that, your Honor, Slavens rephed to Granholm 'I 'was very exc Ited, very pleased" Not unhke many other Jobs, Slavens WIll undergo Or Ientat IOn and trronmg before mak Ing h IS o Wllruhngs 'Mark WIllbe trroned and spend a couple of weeks observmg other Judges before he takes the bench,' sa Id Mary Beth Kelly, ch Ief Judge of Wayne County CIr CUIt Court He WIllalso (C) attend Judge's school, Wh ICh IS formal trronmg by the MIch Igan JUd ICIal Inst Itute ' Kelly srod Slavens WIllmost hkely pres Ide m the domest Ic relations or Juven Ile section of the CIr CUIt Court Fam Jly Candidates react to Slavens appointment DIVl SIon React IOn by five Plymouth-Canton school board cand Idates on the announcement by board VIcepre SIdent Mark Slavens he WIll be lea VIng the Board of Educat IOn May 8 as a result of h IS bemg appomted to the 3rd CIr CUIt Court bench IS mostly Cr Itical DUr Ing the board's regalar meetmg Tnesday, Slavens srod he beheves h IS 27 years as an attorney and h IS e Ight years on the Plymouth-Canton school board were factors that helped h Im get the CIr CUItcourt p OSIt IOn I thmk I have a good reputation m the legal comm Ul;nty;' Slavens sa Id 'I also thmk It'S Important to the governor you be comm Itted to serving the com- Slavens sa Id after Granholm asked h Im Ifhe would contmue to be mvolved m commun Ity Observer & Eccentr IC I Thursday Apnl26 200T BY TONY BRUSCATO STAFFWRITER mumty" Slavens made no ment Ion Slavens WIllbe tradmg h IS legal practice - plus the school board p OSItion, wh Ich pa Id $30 per meetmg (wh Ich he donated back to the d IStr ICt) - for a Jud IClal p OSItion that pays $139,600 , I can t thmk of anybody who ofhls~udlclal appomtment and h IS plans to re SIgn from the board next month, on the Sl Ulleday of the school board elect IOn, of wh ICh h IS nl Ulle IS on the ballot 'Judge-de SIgnate Slavens cannot SIt m s Jlence for the next two weeks wh Ile Plymouth-Canton res Idents cast votes for a cand Idate who has no mtentl On of could be more deservlng,' Sa Id Judy Mardlglan, who has served WIth Slavens for e Ight of her n Ine years on the board 'HIS number one legacy w J11be h IS m Slstence the d Istr Ict focus on academ IC ach Ievement ''Mark has been a trusted colleagae and a good fr Iend," she added [email protected] I (T34) 459 2100 "He thmks he's God s gift to women but he's really God's gift to Man Wlch,' he chuckled Other characters mclude a self-absorbed male model, a compul SIve shopper and a consp Iracy the Or Ist Royal Oak res Ident Sarah NIckel plays had been canceled, N Iekel Joked The cast and crew are usmg 'Mered Ith,' who has controver- 14,000 h It S SIal VIews of the elderly and Mr Ican Amer Icans I was tellmg my grandmother all about It, but then I real Ized some of the stuff I was sa YIng, so I told her the show wwwgrouptheser Ies com To learn more about the product IOn, log on to wwwmyspace com(groupthe- servlng h ISterm, Sa Idcand Idate Kurt He Ise "Mr Slavens has an eth Ical and moral duty to pubhcly mforrn the voters he ISno longer a cand Idate for school board, he must take h IS la WII s Igns d OWII,and he must urge voters to con SIder the other five school board cand Idates ' Larry Martm sllld the announcement may be a httie too late to help the other cand Idates, mcludmg h Imself ': A lot of people I know have already voted absen- tee,"Martm Sa Id 'It's a lot of CIrcumstance, but It seems the process (for Judge) has been gomg on for some t Ime Ifhe'd been through all the mtervlews then I thmk It should have been d Isclosed" Trustee RIchard Hl Ull Kucharslu, who IS seekmg re-elect IOn, srod Slavens should have ment IOned h IS mtentlons at the board meetmg 'Unfortunately, WIth absentee ballots already out there, some people have already burned the Ir votes; srod Hl Ull-Kucharsk I ''It's a total m Isrepresentat Ion to steppmg do WII before we fin Ish the budget or get to a super Intendent search, all the thmgs he's talked about" Bruce Koldys added much of the same senti- ment "Th Is could potentially d Istort the votmg process If Mr Slavens IS re-elected and the Board IS req UIred to appomt a replacement," Koldys srod "We would much rather have board members that are voted Into office, not app OInted, and we would rather have board members that have the d Istr Ict they WIsh to serve as the Ir sole pohtl Cal focus' Nancy Eggenberger refused to get mto the fray "I have no Idea how th IS WIll affect the vote," Eggenberger sa Id "Congratulat IOns to Mark It's a pretty e XCltmg appomtrnent to get, I'm sure he 11do a great Job" the pubhc that he still has h ISSIgn Sout, and hasn't stated that he has an appomtment and that he's [email protected] 4592700 com I (734) My Space, mass e-malls, You Tnbe and word of mouth to promote the show A chp of the show on comed Ian WJl I Ferrell's Web SIte, wwwfunny- ord Ie com, rece Ived more than To access the show, Vl SIt senes .dirrofl. Summer specials include Caribbean Night each Thursday and Happy Hour Specials from 5-7pm weekdays. • Group fitness classes are included with your membership • Over 30 pieces of cardiovascular fltness eqillpment includmg • 13 NEW pieces of Precor/Cybex cardiovascular equipment J • • • Specialty classes including Pilates, Yoga, Kickboxing &Tal Cm • Swimmmg • Cycling • Walk/Jog Track • Racquetball courts • Personal trainers • Certified instructors • Nutritional services • Dance studios • Locker rooms • Programs for preschool, youth, teen and adult OEGSS22,3S3 J LOCAL NEWS www hometownllfe com SLAVENS FROM PAGE Al a Jud Ic Ial office d Ur Ing the per Iod of h Is service and for one year thereafter" 'My (Judgesh Ip) start date WIll be Monday, May 14," Slavens sa Id "I'll probably attend the May (school board) sess IOn and then step do WII" Slavens srod desp Ite rumors he rece Ived the pohtlcal appomtment because he ran and lost as a Democrat m local state House and Senate races, he never was given an md ICatl On of the appomtment unt Jl a telephone call Fnday afternoon from Granholm ''Nobody has ever prom Ised me th IS Judgesh Ip, th IS has nothmg to do WIth bemg a good sold Ier," Slavens srod "I d Idn't run to please the party I ran because I felt 1 would be the best person to represent the people m the 20th House DIstr Ict and the 7th Senate DIStr Ict "I knew there was a posslb Jllty (of the appomtment) (but) If! 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of MIch Igan College of Eng Jlleermg Alumm SOCIety Board and Its past charr You can always count on JIm Fausone to get mvolved and make a dlfference Because oflus selfless ser VIceto our commumty, there ISone clear ch OIce for the Schoolcraft College Board of1lustees - Jun Fausone Mark J.

Abbo North Ville Township supervisor Keep Sawchuk I JUst want to express my feelu Igs to Wlrrd the PCEP laynff of Thrry Sawchuk.

In each sltuatl On, the suspect gamed access through an ) 1 Blll S'ESLER ISTAFf PHOTOG, APHf R '- Skip Enckson from left Nicole Sullivan, Bnan Titus(of Canton), Sarah Nickeland Emma Frithare the creators and actors of ' group-the series Canton actor part of Web-based improv show PARKS STAff WRITER There's Sal, an mterl Or dee D rator who fan Cies himself a ladles man, and 'Sherry" who IS strugghng to remam faithful m her third mamage and then there's "RIchard" who ISfresh out of pnson for stalkmg Throw them all together and you ve got group-the senes, a new Web- based shov that premiered Thesday on wwwgroupthesenes com The Impr OVIsat Ion ser Ies, wh ICh ISuncensored uncut and unscnpted, depi Cts what happens when you throw a m IXof personahtles mto group therapy The Weblsodes feature nearly a dozen characters, mcludmg Sal Beef Y Macchl O' who IS played by Bnan Titus of Canton "Thl S IStotally off the wall; sald TItus, 24, who has been act mg for five years Its somethmg no one else IS domg We're takmg Impr OVIsatl On to the next level The ;enes, wh ICh WIll release new Weblsodes on Saturday mghts, ISthe bramchlld of Mad Ison Heights re Sident Slap Enckson We are so allover the map and uncensored that we wanted to start on the Web because there are no parameters, sald Enckson, whose career IS10 producmg televl Slon commercials 'We would still hke to pitch It to a network m the future, but It would have to be HBO or Showtlme" Enckson has already filmed 12 PLEASE SEE IMPROV, A3 Trustee Caccamo due to arrive home from Iraq this weekend BY KURT KUBAN STAff WRITER Canton Township Trustee Todd Caccamo, a Marinewho has been serving In Iraq arrived back In the States on Monday He ISdue homethi Sweekend © For Home Dehvery call (866) 887-2737 Ha Ving spent the last eight months patrollmg the de Cimated streets of Iraq and ha Ving Witnessed too many of h Is comrades The Observer & Eccentnc Newspapers Volume 32 Number 66 killed or wounded, Todd Caccamo IS ready to come home On MO)1day, he took a big step toward that goal when he arnved m New York WIth the 1st Battahon, 24th M",mes Although he Immed Iately flew and fled on foot when approached by the homeowner, all of whom hap pened to be women The first mvasl On occurred eight months ago, the second ,happened about four months ago and the Policereleased thi S composite sketch of the suspect a white male, who victimsdescnbed as In hi S 20s Withshort brownhair Uncensored and uncut BY TIFf ANYL .. Also visit Carl's Golfland's retail outlet and year-round driving range. You need to look at what ,t costs to live a month If you've uever calculated that number, now,s the time to do so Look at your take-home pay and use that as a guide For example, if your take-home pay's $5,000 and from that money you are only sa Ving $500 a month, you know that your h Ving expenses are approx,mately $4,500 a monte From that number you can m'lk ad Justnwn s for letllemtllt As an example If there IS someone you are supportmg (such as your ch1ldren) that you Will not be supportmg m rellrement you can back off some of those exoenses In additi On ,fyou no longer have a house payment you can factor that mto the equation On the other hand don t forget to factor In travel or other th Ings m retirement that Will Increase your expenses Once you determme what it costs to live a month back out what you Will receive from SOCial Security ,imd any pen Si On On a year-by-year bas,s on our b Irthdays, we rece Ive a benefits estimate from SOCial Security The number 1Sfa Irly accurate Once you subtract out from ll\'lng expenses, pen SIOn and SOCial Security, you are left With a monthly shortfall To determme how much you need to oover that shortfall, multiply that number by 12 (for the year ly shortfall) and then multiply that number by 20 to 25 The number you calculate's the amount of Investments that you Will need to be able to retire and to have a nsmg Income throughout your lifet Ime For example if ,t costs you $5000 a month to live and you rece,ve $1,000 from Social Security and you have no pen Si On,your shortfall,s $4,000 a Money Matters Rick Bloom month That means that on a year-by-year basi S you Will need appro~mmcly$48000from your Investments to cover your h Ving expenses Th Is means that you Will need appr OXimately $960,000 to $1,200,000 m Investments to cover your short fall Th Is assumes that on a year-by-year bas,s you wlll pull out 4 to 5 percent of your mvestments to cover your hvmg expenses I recogni Ze that the 4 to 5 percent IS a low figure However, ,t does factor mto the equat Ion that you Will need a r Ismg mcome throughout your lifellme I beheve no matter where you are In your stage ofllfe, It 1S'mportant to determme ,f you're on the right track III savmg for retirement I recogn Ize that if you are Just startmg your career, the number that you w Ill need seems unattamable, but ,t 1Snot If you are m,dwayor even near the end of your Cateer, It IS Important to be reahstl C as to where you stand There are many finan Cial calculators on the Internet that you can use to help you With your calculati Ons Vanguard, Charles Schwab and others all have excellent Web s,tes to help you make the calculati On The key,s to be mformed as to where you stand for rel1rement and not be surpnsed down the road I m frequently asked whether one should factor mto the equat IOn future mher Itances No I beheve ,t 's dangerous to depend upon mhen tances that you have not yet rece Ived Therefore, only III unusual s,tuallons Will I factor mhentances mto the equat IOn The bottom lme ISthat ret Irement IS an ISSUethat every one of us Will hopefully face m the future The key to en Jo YJng retirement 's to thmk about it now and take the appropr Iate actions to make sure that you can en Joy as long a retirement as your health allows Rick Bloom IS a fee only financial ad Viser Observer & Eccenlnc readers can submit questions at moneymat ters®hometownllfe com For more nformatlon VIS t hi S Web site at wwwbloomassetmanagementcom You can hear Rick from noon to 3 p m Sundays on WDTKAM (1400) ll-Month • Certificate of Deposit • 4-Month Certificate of Deposit Federally Insured by NCUA [!

734-455-3334 kweather • At Main • PI J (' Why membership to the SUMMIT is the TOPS! had any mkhng th IS was gomg to happen I wouldn t have run for the school board,' he added "I wouldn t have put my fam Ily and myself, and the time and money IMPROV FROM PAGE Al Weblsodes that WIll compr Ise the first and second seasons Each show, wh Ich IS filmed nonstop, IS 27 mmutes and IS d IVIded mto two parts TItus, an Eastern MIch Igan Un IVers Ity graduate, Jokmgly descr Ibes h IS character as ' a skmny man trapped m Slde of a fat body' SPUR It took, to run for the board" Slavens srod he apphed WIth more than 100 other cand Idates for the Judgesh Ip, and was later mtervlewed by about 30 attorneys from the MIch Igan Bar As SOc Iat IOn,as were several dozen other cand Idates The first he heard of the appomtment was from Granholm about 4 30 P m Fr Iday "My secretary buzzed me and srod, 'It's Jenn Ifer Granholm on the lme; , Slavens recalled "I thought It was one of my friends calhng me as a prank Luckily, I d Idn't say anythmg I shouldn't have I act IVlt Ies,be proact Ive m court programs and be on time to work, she offi CIally offered Slavens the Judgesh Ip "I certamly would hke to accept that, your Honor, Slavens rephed to Granholm 'I 'was very exc Ited, very pleased" Not unhke many other Jobs, Slavens WIll undergo Or Ientat IOn and trronmg before mak Ing h IS o Wllruhngs 'Mark WIllbe trroned and spend a couple of weeks observmg other Judges before he takes the bench,' sa Id Mary Beth Kelly, ch Ief Judge of Wayne County CIr CUIt Court He WIllalso (C) attend Judge's school, Wh ICh IS formal trronmg by the MIch Igan JUd ICIal Inst Itute ' Kelly srod Slavens WIllmost hkely pres Ide m the domest Ic relations or Juven Ile section of the CIr CUIt Court Fam Jly Candidates react to Slavens appointment DIVl SIon React IOn by five Plymouth-Canton school board cand Idates on the announcement by board VIcepre SIdent Mark Slavens he WIll be lea VIng the Board of Educat IOn May 8 as a result of h IS bemg appomted to the 3rd CIr CUIt Court bench IS mostly Cr Itical DUr Ing the board's regalar meetmg Tnesday, Slavens srod he beheves h IS 27 years as an attorney and h IS e Ight years on the Plymouth-Canton school board were factors that helped h Im get the CIr CUItcourt p OSIt IOn I thmk I have a good reputation m the legal comm Ul;nty;' Slavens sa Id 'I also thmk It'S Important to the governor you be comm Itted to serving the com- Slavens sa Id after Granholm asked h Im Ifhe would contmue to be mvolved m commun Ity Observer & Eccentr IC I Thursday Apnl26 200T BY TONY BRUSCATO STAFFWRITER mumty" Slavens made no ment Ion Slavens WIllbe tradmg h IS legal practice - plus the school board p OSItion, wh Ich pa Id $30 per meetmg (wh Ich he donated back to the d IStr ICt) - for a Jud IClal p OSItion that pays $139,600 , I can t thmk of anybody who ofhls~udlclal appomtment and h IS plans to re SIgn from the board next month, on the Sl Ulleday of the school board elect IOn, of wh ICh h IS nl Ulle IS on the ballot 'Judge-de SIgnate Slavens cannot SIt m s Jlence for the next two weeks wh Ile Plymouth-Canton res Idents cast votes for a cand Idate who has no mtentl On of could be more deservlng,' Sa Id Judy Mardlglan, who has served WIth Slavens for e Ight of her n Ine years on the board 'HIS number one legacy w J11be h IS m Slstence the d Istr Ict focus on academ IC ach Ievement ''Mark has been a trusted colleagae and a good fr Iend," she added [email protected] I (T34) 459 2100 "He thmks he's God s gift to women but he's really God's gift to Man Wlch,' he chuckled Other characters mclude a self-absorbed male model, a compul SIve shopper and a consp Iracy the Or Ist Royal Oak res Ident Sarah NIckel plays had been canceled, N Iekel Joked The cast and crew are usmg 'Mered Ith,' who has controver- 14,000 h It S SIal VIews of the elderly and Mr Ican Amer Icans I was tellmg my grandmother all about It, but then I real Ized some of the stuff I was sa YIng, so I told her the show wwwgrouptheser Ies com To learn more about the product IOn, log on to wwwmyspace com(groupthe- servlng h ISterm, Sa Idcand Idate Kurt He Ise "Mr Slavens has an eth Ical and moral duty to pubhcly mforrn the voters he ISno longer a cand Idate for school board, he must take h IS la WII s Igns d OWII,and he must urge voters to con SIder the other five school board cand Idates ' Larry Martm sllld the announcement may be a httie too late to help the other cand Idates, mcludmg h Imself ': A lot of people I know have already voted absen- tee,"Martm Sa Id 'It's a lot of CIrcumstance, but It seems the process (for Judge) has been gomg on for some t Ime Ifhe'd been through all the mtervlews then I thmk It should have been d Isclosed" Trustee RIchard Hl Ull Kucharslu, who IS seekmg re-elect IOn, srod Slavens should have ment IOned h IS mtentlons at the board meetmg 'Unfortunately, WIth absentee ballots already out there, some people have already burned the Ir votes; srod Hl Ull-Kucharsk I ''It's a total m Isrepresentat Ion to steppmg do WII before we fin Ish the budget or get to a super Intendent search, all the thmgs he's talked about" Bruce Koldys added much of the same senti- ment "Th Is could potentially d Istort the votmg process If Mr Slavens IS re-elected and the Board IS req UIred to appomt a replacement," Koldys srod "We would much rather have board members that are voted Into office, not app OInted, and we would rather have board members that have the d Istr Ict they WIsh to serve as the Ir sole pohtl Cal focus' Nancy Eggenberger refused to get mto the fray "I have no Idea how th IS WIll affect the vote," Eggenberger sa Id "Congratulat IOns to Mark It's a pretty e XCltmg appomtrnent to get, I'm sure he 11do a great Job" the pubhc that he still has h ISSIgn Sout, and hasn't stated that he has an appomtment and that he's [email protected] 4592700 com I (734) My Space, mass e-malls, You Tnbe and word of mouth to promote the show A chp of the show on comed Ian WJl I Ferrell's Web SIte, wwwfunny- ord Ie com, rece Ived more than To access the show, Vl SIt senes .dirrofl. Summer specials include Caribbean Night each Thursday and Happy Hour Specials from 5-7pm weekdays.

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S te)'Il Qte speaker and Charles Pugh, FOX 2 reporter and Imchorman serves as master of ceremomes for thi S years summit which IStargeted towards md, Viduals ages 15 to 25 Features of the summit mclude a Wide array of exhibitors mcludmg those from colleges and umvers It Ies, and a senes ofw Qrkshops m the areas of entrepreneursh Ip, money matters and profe SSIOnal presentations Ford Motor Co and Detr Oit Branch NAACP host the 2007 Floyd Washmgton Jr Career Day and Youth Summit 8 am to 1 p m Saturday, Apr Il 28, at Cobo Conference and Exhibit IOn Center m Detr Oit This half-day event created to pr OVide youth With an opportumty to prepare for their academ IC and profe SSIOnal futures, features workshops, essay compet It IOn WInners, raf fie pr Izes and master of ceremony jkeynote, Charles Pugh and Rhonda Walker A key component of the event IS an essay/presentat IOn competit IOn that awards 12 compet It IOn WInners WIth $20,000 m scholarsh Ips Smce 2000, $100,000 m scholarships have been awarded to the ITI - 00 .-JJ 00 ~ CD 21.f-hour cnd & 1( rn f I./fnnre and h " vi chlgan ;:,hewas tortuna~e to estab uncles Roger Moore Michael Pat & hsh wonderful lastmg and close Kevm Permo Numerous cousms fnendshlps WIth many people - people extended farmly and friends also sur who would be best fnends role mod vlve h Im The famliy Will receive els and sisters m the truest sense of the fnends on Thursday April 26 2007 word In 1992 at MIchigan she also from 1130am until500pm atthe met her adonng husband John Clarke Bnghton Church of the Nazarene After graduatmg from The Umverslty 7679 Bnghton Rd 48116 Amemonal of Michigan LIll Ian worked for five ser VIce Will be held at church at 5 00 years as an analyst at Blue Cross Blue P m on Thursday In heu of flowers Shield of MIchigan m Southfield MI the Moore family would appreciate While at Blue Cross LIllian obtamed memonal contnbut IOns m Andrew s her Masters of Busmess Ad IUlmstra name be made to the church To leave tlon from Wayne State Umverslty At a memory of Andrew or share ames Blue Cross Lill Ian had many close sage of condolence for the famtly fnendships WIth many colleagues please VISit wwwkeehnfuneral Th IS group of fnends came of age home com On the home page click together were at each others SIdes for on view and sign family guestbook marr Iage and together bmldmg faml hes The Blue Cross crew were always there for LIll Ian LIllian was loved by all She was the eternal opt Im Ist kmd g Ivmg warm and open Lilhan took JOy m makmg others happy Ltlhan made fnends wherever she went Most peo p Ie go through hfe WIth a small Circle DOROTHY MAY of close ff Iends If they re lucky COATSWORTH STEBBINS Lill Ian had many of these CIrcles per Age 84 d Ied Sunday Apr Il 22 2007 haps the truest reflect IOn of her charac at the Umverslty of Michigan Med Ical ter Throughout her childhood years Center after a short Illness She was she helped her mother WIth her busl born October 2 1922 m Atlantic Crty ness and had many fond memones of New Jersey the daughter of James E her expenences With her mother and & Emma (Campbell) Coatsworth She grandmother Lillian was an active l Ived m Bmnmgham for 55 years member of Homenetmen and attended before movmg to Chelsea Dorothy St Sarki S Anneman Apostohc Church was a homemaker a real estate agent m Dearborn Lillian loved to travel and a tax ad Visor for H & R Block and loved to part ICipate WIthher close She was a former member of the friends m the Anneman commumty Congregat IOnal Church of She traveled on several occas IOns With Blrnungham On September 2 1945 fr Iends to Europe and the Far East she mamed Charles A Stebbms and She was board member With he preceded her III death on Homenetmen and dunng these years December 15 1982 She IS surv Ived followmg college enjoyed a Spe Cial by two daughters Sharon Cro SIer of closeness WIth her Anneman fflends GUIlford VT and Laurel Gordon of and the Anneman commumty She RIdgefield CT a son Cort (Jan) loved to dance and loved mus Ic Under Stebbms of Dexter SIXgrandch Ildren the d Irect Ion of Simon Javlzlan Stephame (Alex) Brooke Col In Funeral Home her body Will he In Kelley Lama and Parker and a State on Thursday Apnl 26 from 4pm brother m law Robert (Margaret) to 9pm In St Sarki S Armeman Church Stebbms A mem Orial service Will be 19300 Ford Road Dearborn WIth Dan held at a later date Bunal WIll take Gark Prayers at 7 30pm Funeral place at Greenwood Cemetery In Fnday Ii OOam m the church Petoskey Memonal contnbut Ions Interment Woodlawn Cemetery may be made to Chelsea Retirement Detr Oit Survivors Husband John C Commumty 801 W MIddle St Clarke five year old son Antranlg Chelsea MI 48118 Arrangements by Anto Clarke Mother BIen Cole Funeral Chapel Chelsea Dennovses Memonal tnbutes may be given to Hal Tahd or Homenetmen or Terchooman Harne for Orphans FLORENCE "JO" Arrangements by SImon Javlz Ian SALTZMAN Funeral Home 2 Internet Beloved Wife of the late Arthur W condolences may be sent to Saltzman Dear mother of Arnie R [email protected] Saltzman Sarah Sally (Scott Loney) Saltzman and the late Ray Saltzman lovmg grandmother of Joshua and Joanna Loney sister of Rita (Harry) AId Ser VIceswere held Wednesday at the Ira Kaufinan Chapel 2 Interment at Clover HIli Park Cemetery www Irakaufman com JANE A HOERGER Age 76 passed away Apr Il 22 2007 Phdhps Funeral Home South Lyon LOVETA L GREENWOOD Age 85 of Canton, Apr Il 23 2007 Beloved Wife of the late Eugene R Dear mother of Phyllis Rozof and Lonlyn (MIchael) Coggms Dear grandmother of Nathan (Julie) Rozof Mehssa (Ian) Boldt Zachary Rozof and Joshua Coggms Dear great grandmother to Hannah and Spencer Coggms Loveta was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Davisl On #299 Fhnt Court #2 Order of the Amaranth and Wh Ite Shnne of Jerusalem Temple Shrme #28 Loveta ret Ired after 35 years of service at General Motors Institute m Fhnt MI VISitat IOn Thursday 2 9 PM at Vermeulen Funeral Home 46401 W Ann Arbor Road Plymouth (btwn Sheldon & Beck) In state Fnday 12 Noon until serv Ice at 1 PM at FIrst Presbytenan Church of Plymouth 701 Church Street Plymouth MI 48170 Memonal contnb Utions to First Presbytenan Church of Plymouth or Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute To leave a message of condolence for the falmly log on to wwwvermeulenfuneralhome com RICHARD T WANTIN Age 56 passed away Apnl 23 2007 He was born on September 6 1950 to Rudolph and Carol (Osborne) Wantm He served m the U S Navy durmg VIetnam and also m the Navy Reserves for many years He was employed by Ford Motor Company at the Llvoma Transm ISSion Plant for over 30 years a,\asa""e""berof LA\VLccal182 Rick ISsur VIvedby h ISbeloved daugh ters Kelly (Kevm) Raymond Tracy Wantm two grandchildren Ale XISand Kole h IS father Rudolph h IS brother Rodger two sisters Kathy Avallone Gall Deman and many meces nephews and lovmg dear fnends VISitation Thursday 6 9 P m Friday 2 9 P m Funeral Saturday II a m With final VISItat IOnat 10 15 a m at Phllhps Funeral Home 122 West 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, Slavens recalled "I thought It was one of my friends calhng me as a prank Luckily, I d Idn't say anythmg I shouldn't have I act IVlt Ies,be proact Ive m court programs and be on time to work, she offi CIally offered Slavens the Judgesh Ip "I certamly would hke to accept that, your Honor, Slavens rephed to Granholm 'I 'was very exc Ited, very pleased" Not unhke many other Jobs, Slavens WIll undergo Or Ientat IOn and trronmg before mak Ing h IS o Wllruhngs 'Mark WIllbe trroned and spend a couple of weeks observmg other Judges before he takes the bench,' sa Id Mary Beth Kelly, ch Ief Judge of Wayne County CIr CUIt Court He WIllalso (C) attend Judge's school, Wh ICh IS formal trronmg by the MIch Igan JUd ICIal Inst Itute ' Kelly srod Slavens WIllmost hkely pres Ide m the domest Ic relations or Juven Ile section of the CIr CUIt Court Fam Jly Candidates react to Slavens appointment DIVl SIon React IOn by five Plymouth-Canton school board cand Idates on the announcement by board VIcepre SIdent Mark Slavens he WIll be lea VIng the Board of Educat IOn May 8 as a result of h IS bemg appomted to the 3rd CIr CUIt Court bench IS mostly Cr Itical DUr Ing the board's regalar meetmg Tnesday, Slavens srod he beheves h IS 27 years as an attorney and h IS e Ight years on the Plymouth-Canton school board were factors that helped h Im get the CIr CUItcourt p OSIt IOn I thmk I have a good reputation m the legal comm Ul;nty;' Slavens sa Id 'I also thmk It'S Important to the governor you be comm Itted to serving the com- Slavens sa Id after Granholm asked h Im Ifhe would contmue to be mvolved m commun Ity Observer & Eccentr IC I Thursday Apnl26 200T BY TONY BRUSCATO STAFFWRITER mumty" Slavens made no ment Ion Slavens WIllbe tradmg h IS legal practice - plus the school board p OSItion, wh Ich pa Id per meetmg (wh Ich he donated back to the d IStr ICt) - for a Jud IClal p OSItion that pays 9,600 , I can t thmk of anybody who ofhls~udlclal appomtment and h IS plans to re SIgn from the board next month, on the Sl Ulleday of the school board elect IOn, of wh ICh h IS nl Ulle IS on the ballot 'Judge-de SIgnate Slavens cannot SIt m s Jlence for the next two weeks wh Ile Plymouth-Canton res Idents cast votes for a cand Idate who has no mtentl On of could be more deservlng,' Sa Id Judy Mardlglan, who has served WIth Slavens for e Ight of her n Ine years on the board 'HIS number one legacy w J11be h IS m Slstence the d Istr Ict focus on academ IC ach Ievement ''Mark has been a trusted colleagae and a good fr Iend," she added [email protected] I (T34) 459 2100 "He thmks he's God s gift to women but he's really God's gift to Man Wlch,' he chuckled Other characters mclude a self-absorbed male model, a compul SIve shopper and a consp Iracy the Or Ist Royal Oak res Ident Sarah NIckel plays had been canceled, N Iekel Joked The cast and crew are usmg 'Mered Ith,' who has controver- 14,000 h It S SIal VIews of the elderly and Mr Ican Amer Icans I was tellmg my grandmother all about It, but then I real Ized some of the stuff I was sa YIng, so I told her the show wwwgrouptheser Ies com To learn more about the product IOn, log on to wwwmyspace com(groupthe- servlng h ISterm, Sa Idcand Idate Kurt He Ise "Mr Slavens has an eth Ical and moral duty to pubhcly mforrn the voters he ISno longer a cand Idate for school board, he must take h IS la WII s Igns d OWII,and he must urge voters to con SIder the other five school board cand Idates ' Larry Martm sllld the announcement may be a httie too late to help the other cand Idates, mcludmg h Imself ': A lot of people I know have already voted absen- tee,"Martm Sa Id 'It's a lot of CIrcumstance, but It seems the process (for Judge) has been gomg on for some t Ime Ifhe'd been through all the mtervlews then I thmk It should have been d Isclosed" Trustee RIchard Hl Ull Kucharslu, who IS seekmg re-elect IOn, srod Slavens should have ment IOned h IS mtentlons at the board meetmg 'Unfortunately, WIth absentee ballots already out there, some people have already burned the Ir votes; srod Hl Ull-Kucharsk I ''It's a total m Isrepresentat Ion to steppmg do WII before we fin Ish the budget or get to a super Intendent search, all the thmgs he's talked about" Bruce Koldys added much of the same senti- ment "Th Is could potentially d Istort the votmg process If Mr Slavens IS re-elected and the Board IS req UIred to appomt a replacement," Koldys srod "We would much rather have board members that are voted Into office, not app OInted, and we would rather have board members that have the d Istr Ict they WIsh to serve as the Ir sole pohtl Cal focus' Nancy Eggenberger refused to get mto the fray "I have no Idea how th IS WIll affect the vote," Eggenberger sa Id "Congratulat IOns to Mark It's a pretty e XCltmg appomtrnent to get, I'm sure he 11do a great Job" the pubhc that he still has h ISSIgn Sout, and hasn't stated that he has an appomtment and that he's [email protected] 4592700 com I (734) My Space, mass e-malls, You Tnbe and word of mouth to promote the show A chp of the show on comed Ian WJl I Ferrell's Web SIte, wwwfunny- ord Ie com, rece Ived more than To access the show, Vl SIt senes .dirrofl. Summer specials include Caribbean Night each Thursday and Happy Hour Specials from 5-7pm weekdays. • Group fitness classes are included with your membership • Over 30 pieces of cardiovascular fltness eqillpment includmg • 13 NEW pieces of Precor/Cybex cardiovascular equipment J • • • Specialty classes including Pilates, Yoga, Kickboxing &Tal Cm • Swimmmg • Cycling • Walk/Jog Track • Racquetball courts • Personal trainers • Certified instructors • Nutritional services • Dance studios • Locker rooms • Programs for preschool, youth, teen and adult OEGSS22,3S3 J LOCAL NEWS www hometownllfe com SLAVENS FROM PAGE Al a Jud Ic Ial office d Ur Ing the per Iod of h Is service and for one year thereafter" 'My (Judgesh Ip) start date WIll be Monday, May 14," Slavens sa Id "I'll probably attend the May (school board) sess IOn and then step do WII" Slavens srod desp Ite rumors he rece Ived the pohtlcal appomtment because he ran and lost as a Democrat m local state House and Senate races, he never was given an md ICatl On of the appomtment unt Jl a telephone call Fnday afternoon from Granholm ''Nobody has ever prom Ised me th IS Judgesh Ip, th IS has nothmg to do WIth bemg a good sold Ier," Slavens srod "I d Idn't run to please the party I ran because I felt 1 would be the best person to represent the people m the 20th House DIstr Ict and the 7th Senate DIStr Ict "I knew there was a posslb Jllty (of the appomtment) (but) If! Canton Center Road • South of Ford Road (734) 927·9963 The Plnk Observer & Eccentnc I Thursday Apnl26 2007 wwwhometownllfecom i • Do you know the value of your jewelry and watches? Sotheby s Jewelry expert Eve Rogers and Watch expert Aaron Rich will be In the Detroit anea on May 7th & 8th to collect property for our upcoming Jewelry and watch auctions If you have ever consldened seiling at auction and would like to schedule a confidential and complimentary appointment for an appraisal please contact Pair of Diamond Pendant-Earrmgs, Cartier London, circa 1920 Estimate ,000-40,000 Sold for ,000 In New York, Magnificent Jewels sale December 2006 Patek Philippe, a Umque Perpetual Calendar Center Seconds Wristwatch With Luminescent Dial ref 2438-1 flrstsenes circa 1954 Estimate 0,000-350 000 Sold for 4 400 In New York, Important Watches sale, December 2006 Julie Selakovlch at 312 4757903 We look forward to seeing you Sothebys CATALOGUES Be SUBSCRIPTIONS , US 1 8887520002 WORLDWIDE 151 WWWSOTHEBYSCOM (*) A7 A8 (OJ Observer & Eccentr c I Thursday Apn 26 2007 wwwhometownllfe com Sive Restaurant - Offering eclectic American cuisine, an award-winning wine list and live mus Ic on weekends.

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Plymouth AD Terry Sawchuk has a huge willmgness to support, hsten, and address anyatl J1etlc team m the school He does lus best Wlth schedulmg, confhcts between coaches and atl J1etes,and any other po SSIblesltuahon that could ar ISe Without lum, the other two atl J1ehcwrectors would take precedence over Plymouth atl J1etl Cs We cannot let that happen Everythmg runs smootl J1yover at Plymouth HIgh School If the other two atl J1etlc directors take over our sports, we wlil m turn be third on the pnonty l ISt WIth our current at Wetlc director, we are ALWAYSfirst pnonty as Plymouth At IJ1ehcs Our atl J1etlcdirector ISsupportmg our fight Wlth the d IStrict to obtam compehhve cheer offenng these grrls scholarslups, state recogmhon, state awards, and other pubhc recogmhon as well as representmg the Ir school l Ike the other 21 sports It's about eq Ual Ityand our atl J1etlcdirector gives us Just that Please help us m the WIShto keep our atl J1ehc wrector We need hun For the success of Plymouth atl J1ehcs,and the cheerleaders who WIShto represent the Ir school to the fullest abulty and equal Ity of every other sport m the park.

Amber Stocks Canton I am the parent of one current and one former Plymouth High School student I also have an older chud who graduated from a MIch Igan h Igh school on the west SIde of the state As such, I have the perspeenve of a parent who has seen a one !

ugh school model of educahon m adwhon to our three high school park model I have a large and gro Wlng concern Wlth the current state of our three h Igh school park model When my funu1y moved mto th IS area five years ago, we had the ch OIceofbuymg a home m anyone of a number of wfferent school wstrlcts We met Wlth representahve of the Plymouth-Canton Educahon Park and were presented Wlth a high school concept m which ha VIngthree schools m the same park would pro VIdeopportumhes and synergies m cumculutn, fac Ulhes, extracumcular acll Vlhes, and atl J1etlcsthat were not ava J1ableto a one h Igh school system We were sold on the proill1Se that our ch J1dren would be the benefi CIarles of tins system We have been extremely wsappomted as we have seen few advantages and many wsadvantages I would hke to e Jllphasl Ze that my ISSuesare not Wlth any smgle school as I beheve all three schools are staffed Wlth equally quahfied teachers, admml Strators, staffs, coaches, and students My ISsuesare Wlth the PCEP model From a cumculum standpomt, the park does not offer any larger of a cumculum than my oldest sons h Igh school, or that of most w Vlslon one h Igh schools m our state And, If It'Snot enough that our class offerntg S are average, we ask our students to travel between school through the elements to attend core classes that are taught at all three lugh schools Our fac Ulhes are very average We have a few pockets of excellence, but these are more than offset Wlth an equal number of faculhes that are below average Our park can boast of a full menu of extracumcular acll Vlhes and a long hst of wstlnctlons and recogmhons But ag JUll,compare our offenngs Wlth other smgle h Igh schools Just Wlthm our conference and ynu will not see a nohceable dlfference Recently It was reported that the park will now be gomg from three to two atl J1ehc directors to cover the thousands of student athletes m our edu cahonal park.

One of the very few opportumhes that our k Ids have to build a loyalty and Idenhty to the Ir home h Igh school ISthrough atl J1ehcs Because most of our sports teams are separated by school, through sports our students have the opportumty to build and nurture the Ir own culture, the Ir own schoolldenhty Bywatermg down the atl J1etlc wrectors from three to two, we will be well on our Journey to ma1o.ngatl J1ehcsanother genenc park ach Vlty wh Ich m the process will further erode any attachment that our k Ids have to the Ir home school With our parks 5,800 students we wlil have one AD for every 2,900 students, a rahon nearly 30 percent worse than the second worst raho at LIvoma Churchill David Mihehck Canton Two ADs can't do job I am opposed to the removal of an atl J1ehc dlrector at the !

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