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Thrry ISwhy Plymouth sports are what they are today He ISall about k Ids and bulidmg great athletes as well as students and gnod CIt IZensh Ip If Plymouth loses Terry It will be a great loss to the Plymouth atl J1ehc program Terry's comrmtment to our students ISunmatched m the park.PCEP would be domg a great d ISser VIceto our students Ifthey move forward Wlth laymg off Terry Sawchuk.\vo other Senate bills, Nos 213 and 219, offer different approaches Patterson has srod he IS skeptical that the state can move as aggressively as the Democratic bill proposes He ra ISes some valid arguments concernmg the potential for Wind and solar power m Mlclngan He has also been a supporter of nuclear power as a Viable ophon for energy m the fu1:llfe But we ask the Senate panel to keep an open mmd on the many proposals bemg offered, Weigh the compe1Jng econormc and en VIronmental concerns and move toward a policy that serves the mterests of all Miclngan residents now and mto the fu1:llfe PUBL SHED THURSDAY AND SUNDAY Kurt Kuban Community Editor Hugh Gallagher Managmg Editor Susan Roslek Executive Editor Peter Nelli Ylce Pre Sident General Manager LETTERS Crowd unfair to Johnson I wanted to wnte a letter m support of Planmng Comm ISSIoner Catherme Johnson who had the guts to do her Job, vote her con SCIence, and was not mt Im Idated by over 500 people who reportedly behaved badly dunng the meetmg to change the zomng ordmance to build Oakwood hospital I am sure due to a long day and a heated subject, she was brought to tears while pro Vldmg her rat IOnale for her vote to develop a h Qsp Ital that Will save lives m our commumty, a vote that she feels ISthe nght thmg for our commumty AIl I can say ISgood for Catherme Plannmg comm ISSIOner IS a d Ifficult p OSIt IOn where you can never make everyone happy, but I myself respect her strength to make those d Ifficult de CISIons Any change l U development plans are d Ifficult as I am sure other ne Ighborhoods felt pass IOnate about their developmems like when a football fiela was b Uilt at Plymouth-Canton Educat IOnal Park, or a Lowe s or an l KEA store as well It seems to me that the commi SSIOn p OSSiblyresponded to thi S high mcome" neighborhood differently than It may have to other re Sidential areas where rude and forceful beha Vior won 1 believe Commissioner Johnson made an unpopular vote, but kudos to her for votmg her conscience and domg what she felt to be the right thmg for our cpmmumty As far as a hospital m Canton goes, It seems the older I get, the farther the hosp Ital S m Ann Arbor seem I really hope that Oakwood can find another acceptable locat IOn m Canton and If they cannot, I hope that th IS de CISIOndoes not come back to haunt thi S commumty when a few mmutes of travel time may make the difference of life or death Sherry Weiser Canton Plan is fair I know these are hard econom IC t Imes, and I do not want to cause anyone economic hardship Believe me, I understand I was lrod off a year and a half ago Just before Thanksg IVIng My family struggled to get through the holidays and mto the new year I took several parttime Jobs to make ends meet, my Wife p Icked up a second Job I understand what thi S economy ISdomg to people m our commun Ity, and that IS one reason why I do not want to be forced to layoff teachers But that IS exactly what the PCEA umon leadership would have thi S Board of Educat IOn do They would much rather finance the structural defi Cit on the backs of the students, parents and their own lower semonty members than take a one-tlme salary correctl On My recommended plan of a one t Ime 6 percent salary correct Ion across the board would reduce our annual budget by 6 million Add to thi S the health care sa Vings, of million the FICA tax sa Vings of $ 70 m Ill IOn, and the mandatory Ret Irement Fundmg sa Vings of 5 million, and that would save the dlstnct 45 million Our current pro- Jected structural defi Cit for next year IS pr Ojected to be million With some add Itional cuts to non-mstruchonal areas totalmg about

Thrry ISwhy Plymouth sports are what they are today He ISall about k Ids and bulidmg great athletes as well as students and gnod CIt IZensh Ip If Plymouth loses Terry It will be a great loss to the Plymouth atl J1ehc program Terry's comrmtment to our students ISunmatched m the park.PCEP would be domg a great d ISser VIceto our students Ifthey move forward Wlth laymg off Terry Sawchuk.\vo other Senate bills, Nos 213 and 219, offer different approaches Patterson has srod he IS skeptical that the state can move as aggressively as the Democratic bill proposes He ra ISes some valid arguments concernmg the potential for Wind and solar power m Mlclngan He has also been a supporter of nuclear power as a Viable ophon for energy m the fu1:llfe But we ask the Senate panel to keep an open mmd on the many proposals bemg offered, Weigh the compe1Jng econormc and en VIronmental concerns and move toward a policy that serves the mterests of all Miclngan residents now and mto the fu1:llfe PUBL SHED THURSDAY AND SUNDAY Kurt Kuban Community Editor Hugh Gallagher Managmg Editor Susan Roslek Executive Editor Peter Nelli Ylce Pre Sident General Manager LETTERS Crowd unfair to Johnson I wanted to wnte a letter m support of Planmng Comm ISSIoner Catherme Johnson who had the guts to do her Job, vote her con SCIence, and was not mt Im Idated by over 500 people who reportedly behaved badly dunng the meetmg to change the zomng ordmance to build Oakwood hospital I am sure due to a long day and a heated subject, she was brought to tears while pro Vldmg her rat IOnale for her vote to develop a h Qsp Ital that Will save lives m our commumty, a vote that she feels ISthe nght thmg for our commumty AIl I can say ISgood for Catherme Plannmg comm ISSIOner IS a d Ifficult p OSIt IOn where you can never make everyone happy, but I myself respect her strength to make those d Ifficult de CISIons Any change l U development plans are d Ifficult as I am sure other ne Ighborhoods felt pass IOnate about their developmems like when a football fiela was b Uilt at Plymouth-Canton Educat IOnal Park, or a Lowe s or an l KEA store as well It seems to me that the commi SSIOn p OSSiblyresponded to thi S high mcome" neighborhood differently than It may have to other re Sidential areas where rude and forceful beha Vior won 1 believe Commissioner Johnson made an unpopular vote, but kudos to her for votmg her conscience and domg what she felt to be the right thmg for our cpmmumty As far as a hospital m Canton goes, It seems the older I get, the farther the hosp Ital S m Ann Arbor seem I really hope that Oakwood can find another acceptable locat IOn m Canton and If they cannot, I hope that th IS de CISIOndoes not come back to haunt thi S commumty when a few mmutes of travel time may make the difference of life or death Sherry Weiser Canton Plan is fair I know these are hard econom IC t Imes, and I do not want to cause anyone economic hardship Believe me, I understand I was lrod off a year and a half ago Just before Thanksg IVIng My family struggled to get through the holidays and mto the new year I took several parttime Jobs to make ends meet, my Wife p Icked up a second Job I understand what thi S economy ISdomg to people m our commun Ity, and that IS one reason why I do not want to be forced to layoff teachers But that IS exactly what the PCEA umon leadership would have thi S Board of Educat IOn do They would much rather finance the structural defi Cit on the backs of the students, parents and their own lower semonty members than take a one-tlme salary correctl On My recommended plan of a one t Ime 6 percent salary correct Ion across the board would reduce our annual budget by $5 6 million Add to thi S the health care sa Vings, of $17 million the FICA tax sa Vings of $ 70 m Ill IOn, and the mandatory Ret Irement Fundmg sa Vings of $145 million, and that would save the dlstnct $9 45 million Our current pro- Jected structural defi Cit for next year IS pr Ojected to be $75 million With some add Itional cuts to non-mstruchonal areas totalmg about $1 9 million, I pro Ject a total budget reduct IOn of $11 35 million This would leave us With a $3 85 million surplus Half of th IS should be added to the Capital Improvement Fund, which ISused to fund such costs as b Ulldmg reprors and mamtenance, bus and technology purchases and other projects to Improve the safety and funct IOnality of distr Ict propert Ies Couple thi S $1 9 million With the e Xlstmg Durant funds of $3 4 million, plus the annuall Unount prod toward the expmng energy note of $ 80 m Illion and you create a cap Ital Improvement fund of $61 m Illion by the end of next fiscal year These funds could be used toward necessary work at Central Middle School, Tanger Fields, Miller Woods, and projects at the PCEP such as new lockers, field mamtenance, Improvements to our Career and Tech Educat IOn Programs and more Addit IOnally, makmg thi S finan CIal move Will elimmate such projected cuts as field trlps,laymg off 25 teachers or more, Increasmg class SIzes, la YIng off parapros who support literacy programs, laymg off technology personnel, mcreasmg Pay-To-Partlclpate" fees to students as well Th IS ISnot about what ISbest for the Board of Educat IOn or what ISbest for the teachers, thi S IS about what ISbest for our students My plan ISbest for the stndents These are my VIews, and In no way represent the opml Ons of the PCCS school dlstnct or the Board of Education Rich Ham-Kucharski Canton Keep Canton clean On a recent walk to pick up my vehicle from the ser VIce shop, I had the opportumty to see all kmds of litter, up close, along some of our roads Needless to say, I was q Uite disgusted durmg my walk It has always bothered me when I would return to Canton travelmg north on 1275, and see all of the litter at the Ford Road e Xit What kmd of message does thi S send to people traveling through?Or, even to our chl1dren as we enter Canton to head home?ccount org for 24/7 dmg 15 all you need or stop m at e Ither of our branch locatlons Mam Office 36525 Plymouth Road LJvoma Ml48150 Westland 1747 Newburgh Road Westland Ml48186 , You ccm also contact But hurry th IS us at (734) 525·0700 offer ends 7/31/071 ~APR - Annual.Percentage Rate All Home Equ J,ty Locms are for pnmary re SIdence only Offer excludes locms already financed.'s welcome' safety, stability and peace of mind only the Blues can offer health care company m me h1gh level of mterest Is your health care plan In transition?Come home to the • QUIetest Untts • Affordable Pncmg • Qual Ity Installat Ion • Extended Warrant Ies • EZ Fmancmg ~:;; and on my CDs So, If you want a THI hometown Vmon of mterest Come home to the Blues.

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Thrry ISwhy Plymouth sports are what they are today He ISall about k Ids and bulidmg great athletes as well as students and gnod CIt IZensh Ip If Plymouth loses Terry It will be a great loss to the Plymouth atl J1ehc program Terry's comrmtment to our students ISunmatched m the park.

PCEP would be domg a great d ISser VIceto our students Ifthey move forward Wlth laymg off Terry Sawchuk.

\vo other Senate bills, Nos 213 and 219, offer different approaches Patterson has srod he IS skeptical that the state can move as aggressively as the Democratic bill proposes He ra ISes some valid arguments concernmg the potential for Wind and solar power m Mlclngan He has also been a supporter of nuclear power as a Viable ophon for energy m the fu1:llfe But we ask the Senate panel to keep an open mmd on the many proposals bemg offered, Weigh the compe1Jng econormc and en VIronmental concerns and move toward a policy that serves the mterests of all Miclngan residents now and mto the fu1:llfe PUBL SHED THURSDAY AND SUNDAY Kurt Kuban Community Editor Hugh Gallagher Managmg Editor Susan Roslek Executive Editor Peter Nelli Ylce Pre Sident General Manager LETTERS Crowd unfair to Johnson I wanted to wnte a letter m support of Planmng Comm ISSIoner Catherme Johnson who had the guts to do her Job, vote her con SCIence, and was not mt Im Idated by over 500 people who reportedly behaved badly dunng the meetmg to change the zomng ordmance to build Oakwood hospital I am sure due to a long day and a heated subject, she was brought to tears while pro Vldmg her rat IOnale for her vote to develop a h Qsp Ital that Will save lives m our commumty, a vote that she feels ISthe nght thmg for our commumty AIl I can say ISgood for Catherme Plannmg comm ISSIOner IS a d Ifficult p OSIt IOn where you can never make everyone happy, but I myself respect her strength to make those d Ifficult de CISIons Any change l U development plans are d Ifficult as I am sure other ne Ighborhoods felt pass IOnate about their developmems like when a football fiela was b Uilt at Plymouth-Canton Educat IOnal Park, or a Lowe s or an l KEA store as well It seems to me that the commi SSIOn p OSSiblyresponded to thi S high mcome" neighborhood differently than It may have to other re Sidential areas where rude and forceful beha Vior won 1 believe Commissioner Johnson made an unpopular vote, but kudos to her for votmg her conscience and domg what she felt to be the right thmg for our cpmmumty As far as a hospital m Canton goes, It seems the older I get, the farther the hosp Ital S m Ann Arbor seem I really hope that Oakwood can find another acceptable locat IOn m Canton and If they cannot, I hope that th IS de CISIOndoes not come back to haunt thi S commumty when a few mmutes of travel time may make the difference of life or death Sherry Weiser Canton Plan is fair I know these are hard econom IC t Imes, and I do not want to cause anyone economic hardship Believe me, I understand I was lrod off a year and a half ago Just before Thanksg IVIng My family struggled to get through the holidays and mto the new year I took several parttime Jobs to make ends meet, my Wife p Icked up a second Job I understand what thi S economy ISdomg to people m our commun Ity, and that IS one reason why I do not want to be forced to layoff teachers But that IS exactly what the PCEA umon leadership would have thi S Board of Educat IOn do They would much rather finance the structural defi Cit on the backs of the students, parents and their own lower semonty members than take a one-tlme salary correctl On My recommended plan of a one t Ime 6 percent salary correct Ion across the board would reduce our annual budget by $5 6 million Add to thi S the health care sa Vings, of $17 million the FICA tax sa Vings of $ 70 m Ill IOn, and the mandatory Ret Irement Fundmg sa Vings of $145 million, and that would save the dlstnct $9 45 million Our current pro- Jected structural defi Cit for next year IS pr Ojected to be $75 million With some add Itional cuts to non-mstruchonal areas totalmg about $1 9 million, I pro Ject a total budget reduct IOn of $11 35 million This would leave us With a $3 85 million surplus Half of th IS should be added to the Capital Improvement Fund, which ISused to fund such costs as b Ulldmg reprors and mamtenance, bus and technology purchases and other projects to Improve the safety and funct IOnality of distr Ict propert Ies Couple thi S $1 9 million With the e Xlstmg Durant funds of $3 4 million, plus the annuall Unount prod toward the expmng energy note of $ 80 m Illion and you create a cap Ital Improvement fund of $61 m Illion by the end of next fiscal year These funds could be used toward necessary work at Central Middle School, Tanger Fields, Miller Woods, and projects at the PCEP such as new lockers, field mamtenance, Improvements to our Career and Tech Educat IOn Programs and more Addit IOnally, makmg thi S finan CIal move Will elimmate such projected cuts as field trlps,laymg off 25 teachers or more, Increasmg class SIzes, la YIng off parapros who support literacy programs, laymg off technology personnel, mcreasmg Pay-To-Partlclpate" fees to students as well Th IS ISnot about what ISbest for the Board of Educat IOn or what ISbest for the teachers, thi S IS about what ISbest for our students My plan ISbest for the stndents These are my VIews, and In no way represent the opml Ons of the PCCS school dlstnct or the Board of Education Rich Ham-Kucharski Canton Keep Canton clean On a recent walk to pick up my vehicle from the ser VIce shop, I had the opportumty to see all kmds of litter, up close, along some of our roads Needless to say, I was q Uite disgusted durmg my walk It has always bothered me when I would return to Canton travelmg north on 1275, and see all of the litter at the Ford Road e Xit What kmd of message does thi S send to people traveling through?

Or, even to our chl1dren as we enter Canton to head home?

ccount org for 24/7 dmg 15 all you need or stop m at e Ither of our branch locatlons Mam Office 36525 Plymouth Road LJvoma Ml48150 Westland 1747 Newburgh Road Westland Ml48186 , You ccm also contact But hurry th IS us at (734) 525·0700 offer ends 7/31/071 ~APR - Annual.

Percentage Rate All Home Equ J,ty Locms are for pnmary re SIdence only Offer excludes locms already financed.

9 million, I pro Ject a total budget reduct IOn of 35 million This would leave us With a 85 million surplus Half of th IS should be added to the Capital Improvement Fund, which ISused to fund such costs as b Ulldmg reprors and mamtenance, bus and technology purchases and other projects to Improve the safety and funct IOnality of distr Ict propert Ies Couple thi S

Thrry ISwhy Plymouth sports are what they are today He ISall about k Ids and bulidmg great athletes as well as students and gnod CIt IZensh Ip If Plymouth loses Terry It will be a great loss to the Plymouth atl J1ehc program Terry's comrmtment to our students ISunmatched m the park.PCEP would be domg a great d ISser VIceto our students Ifthey move forward Wlth laymg off Terry Sawchuk.\vo other Senate bills, Nos 213 and 219, offer different approaches Patterson has srod he IS skeptical that the state can move as aggressively as the Democratic bill proposes He ra ISes some valid arguments concernmg the potential for Wind and solar power m Mlclngan He has also been a supporter of nuclear power as a Viable ophon for energy m the fu1:llfe But we ask the Senate panel to keep an open mmd on the many proposals bemg offered, Weigh the compe1Jng econormc and en VIronmental concerns and move toward a policy that serves the mterests of all Miclngan residents now and mto the fu1:llfe PUBL SHED THURSDAY AND SUNDAY Kurt Kuban Community Editor Hugh Gallagher Managmg Editor Susan Roslek Executive Editor Peter Nelli Ylce Pre Sident General Manager LETTERS Crowd unfair to Johnson I wanted to wnte a letter m support of Planmng Comm ISSIoner Catherme Johnson who had the guts to do her Job, vote her con SCIence, and was not mt Im Idated by over 500 people who reportedly behaved badly dunng the meetmg to change the zomng ordmance to build Oakwood hospital I am sure due to a long day and a heated subject, she was brought to tears while pro Vldmg her rat IOnale for her vote to develop a h Qsp Ital that Will save lives m our commumty, a vote that she feels ISthe nght thmg for our commumty AIl I can say ISgood for Catherme Plannmg comm ISSIOner IS a d Ifficult p OSIt IOn where you can never make everyone happy, but I myself respect her strength to make those d Ifficult de CISIons Any change l U development plans are d Ifficult as I am sure other ne Ighborhoods felt pass IOnate about their developmems like when a football fiela was b Uilt at Plymouth-Canton Educat IOnal Park, or a Lowe s or an l KEA store as well It seems to me that the commi SSIOn p OSSiblyresponded to thi S high mcome" neighborhood differently than It may have to other re Sidential areas where rude and forceful beha Vior won 1 believe Commissioner Johnson made an unpopular vote, but kudos to her for votmg her conscience and domg what she felt to be the right thmg for our cpmmumty As far as a hospital m Canton goes, It seems the older I get, the farther the hosp Ital S m Ann Arbor seem I really hope that Oakwood can find another acceptable locat IOn m Canton and If they cannot, I hope that th IS de CISIOndoes not come back to haunt thi S commumty when a few mmutes of travel time may make the difference of life or death Sherry Weiser Canton Plan is fair I know these are hard econom IC t Imes, and I do not want to cause anyone economic hardship Believe me, I understand I was lrod off a year and a half ago Just before Thanksg IVIng My family struggled to get through the holidays and mto the new year I took several parttime Jobs to make ends meet, my Wife p Icked up a second Job I understand what thi S economy ISdomg to people m our commun Ity, and that IS one reason why I do not want to be forced to layoff teachers But that IS exactly what the PCEA umon leadership would have thi S Board of Educat IOn do They would much rather finance the structural defi Cit on the backs of the students, parents and their own lower semonty members than take a one-tlme salary correctl On My recommended plan of a one t Ime 6 percent salary correct Ion across the board would reduce our annual budget by $5 6 million Add to thi S the health care sa Vings, of $17 million the FICA tax sa Vings of $ 70 m Ill IOn, and the mandatory Ret Irement Fundmg sa Vings of $145 million, and that would save the dlstnct $9 45 million Our current pro- Jected structural defi Cit for next year IS pr Ojected to be $75 million With some add Itional cuts to non-mstruchonal areas totalmg about $1 9 million, I pro Ject a total budget reduct IOn of $11 35 million This would leave us With a $3 85 million surplus Half of th IS should be added to the Capital Improvement Fund, which ISused to fund such costs as b Ulldmg reprors and mamtenance, bus and technology purchases and other projects to Improve the safety and funct IOnality of distr Ict propert Ies Couple thi S $1 9 million With the e Xlstmg Durant funds of $3 4 million, plus the annuall Unount prod toward the expmng energy note of $ 80 m Illion and you create a cap Ital Improvement fund of $61 m Illion by the end of next fiscal year These funds could be used toward necessary work at Central Middle School, Tanger Fields, Miller Woods, and projects at the PCEP such as new lockers, field mamtenance, Improvements to our Career and Tech Educat IOn Programs and more Addit IOnally, makmg thi S finan CIal move Will elimmate such projected cuts as field trlps,laymg off 25 teachers or more, Increasmg class SIzes, la YIng off parapros who support literacy programs, laymg off technology personnel, mcreasmg Pay-To-Partlclpate" fees to students as well Th IS ISnot about what ISbest for the Board of Educat IOn or what ISbest for the teachers, thi S IS about what ISbest for our students My plan ISbest for the stndents These are my VIews, and In no way represent the opml Ons of the PCCS school dlstnct or the Board of Education Rich Ham-Kucharski Canton Keep Canton clean On a recent walk to pick up my vehicle from the ser VIce shop, I had the opportumty to see all kmds of litter, up close, along some of our roads Needless to say, I was q Uite disgusted durmg my walk It has always bothered me when I would return to Canton travelmg north on 1275, and see all of the litter at the Ford Road e Xit What kmd of message does thi S send to people traveling through?Or, even to our chl1dren as we enter Canton to head home?ccount org for 24/7 dmg 15 all you need or stop m at e Ither of our branch locatlons Mam Office 36525 Plymouth Road LJvoma Ml48150 Westland 1747 Newburgh Road Westland Ml48186 , You ccm also contact But hurry th IS us at (734) 525·0700 offer ends 7/31/071 ~APR - Annual.Percentage Rate All Home Equ J,ty Locms are for pnmary re SIdence only Offer excludes locms already financed.'s welcome' safety, stability and peace of mind only the Blues can offer health care company m me h1gh level of mterest Is your health care plan In transition?Come home to the • QUIetest Untts • Affordable Pncmg • Qual Ity Installat Ion • Extended Warrant Ies • EZ Fmancmg ~:;; and on my CDs So, If you want a THI hometown Vmon of mterest Come home to the Blues.

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Thrry ISwhy Plymouth sports are what they are today He ISall about k Ids and bulidmg great athletes as well as students and gnod CIt IZensh Ip If Plymouth loses Terry It will be a great loss to the Plymouth atl J1ehc program Terry's comrmtment to our students ISunmatched m the park.

PCEP would be domg a great d ISser VIceto our students Ifthey move forward Wlth laymg off Terry Sawchuk.

\vo other Senate bills, Nos 213 and 219, offer different approaches Patterson has srod he IS skeptical that the state can move as aggressively as the Democratic bill proposes He ra ISes some valid arguments concernmg the potential for Wind and solar power m Mlclngan He has also been a supporter of nuclear power as a Viable ophon for energy m the fu1:llfe But we ask the Senate panel to keep an open mmd on the many proposals bemg offered, Weigh the compe1Jng econormc and en VIronmental concerns and move toward a policy that serves the mterests of all Miclngan residents now and mto the fu1:llfe PUBL SHED THURSDAY AND SUNDAY Kurt Kuban Community Editor Hugh Gallagher Managmg Editor Susan Roslek Executive Editor Peter Nelli Ylce Pre Sident General Manager LETTERS Crowd unfair to Johnson I wanted to wnte a letter m support of Planmng Comm ISSIoner Catherme Johnson who had the guts to do her Job, vote her con SCIence, and was not mt Im Idated by over 500 people who reportedly behaved badly dunng the meetmg to change the zomng ordmance to build Oakwood hospital I am sure due to a long day and a heated subject, she was brought to tears while pro Vldmg her rat IOnale for her vote to develop a h Qsp Ital that Will save lives m our commumty, a vote that she feels ISthe nght thmg for our commumty AIl I can say ISgood for Catherme Plannmg comm ISSIOner IS a d Ifficult p OSIt IOn where you can never make everyone happy, but I myself respect her strength to make those d Ifficult de CISIons Any change l U development plans are d Ifficult as I am sure other ne Ighborhoods felt pass IOnate about their developmems like when a football fiela was b Uilt at Plymouth-Canton Educat IOnal Park, or a Lowe s or an l KEA store as well It seems to me that the commi SSIOn p OSSiblyresponded to thi S high mcome" neighborhood differently than It may have to other re Sidential areas where rude and forceful beha Vior won 1 believe Commissioner Johnson made an unpopular vote, but kudos to her for votmg her conscience and domg what she felt to be the right thmg for our cpmmumty As far as a hospital m Canton goes, It seems the older I get, the farther the hosp Ital S m Ann Arbor seem I really hope that Oakwood can find another acceptable locat IOn m Canton and If they cannot, I hope that th IS de CISIOndoes not come back to haunt thi S commumty when a few mmutes of travel time may make the difference of life or death Sherry Weiser Canton Plan is fair I know these are hard econom IC t Imes, and I do not want to cause anyone economic hardship Believe me, I understand I was lrod off a year and a half ago Just before Thanksg IVIng My family struggled to get through the holidays and mto the new year I took several parttime Jobs to make ends meet, my Wife p Icked up a second Job I understand what thi S economy ISdomg to people m our commun Ity, and that IS one reason why I do not want to be forced to layoff teachers But that IS exactly what the PCEA umon leadership would have thi S Board of Educat IOn do They would much rather finance the structural defi Cit on the backs of the students, parents and their own lower semonty members than take a one-tlme salary correctl On My recommended plan of a one t Ime 6 percent salary correct Ion across the board would reduce our annual budget by $5 6 million Add to thi S the health care sa Vings, of $17 million the FICA tax sa Vings of $ 70 m Ill IOn, and the mandatory Ret Irement Fundmg sa Vings of $145 million, and that would save the dlstnct $9 45 million Our current pro- Jected structural defi Cit for next year IS pr Ojected to be $75 million With some add Itional cuts to non-mstruchonal areas totalmg about $1 9 million, I pro Ject a total budget reduct IOn of $11 35 million This would leave us With a $3 85 million surplus Half of th IS should be added to the Capital Improvement Fund, which ISused to fund such costs as b Ulldmg reprors and mamtenance, bus and technology purchases and other projects to Improve the safety and funct IOnality of distr Ict propert Ies Couple thi S $1 9 million With the e Xlstmg Durant funds of $3 4 million, plus the annuall Unount prod toward the expmng energy note of $ 80 m Illion and you create a cap Ital Improvement fund of $61 m Illion by the end of next fiscal year These funds could be used toward necessary work at Central Middle School, Tanger Fields, Miller Woods, and projects at the PCEP such as new lockers, field mamtenance, Improvements to our Career and Tech Educat IOn Programs and more Addit IOnally, makmg thi S finan CIal move Will elimmate such projected cuts as field trlps,laymg off 25 teachers or more, Increasmg class SIzes, la YIng off parapros who support literacy programs, laymg off technology personnel, mcreasmg Pay-To-Partlclpate" fees to students as well Th IS ISnot about what ISbest for the Board of Educat IOn or what ISbest for the teachers, thi S IS about what ISbest for our students My plan ISbest for the stndents These are my VIews, and In no way represent the opml Ons of the PCCS school dlstnct or the Board of Education Rich Ham-Kucharski Canton Keep Canton clean On a recent walk to pick up my vehicle from the ser VIce shop, I had the opportumty to see all kmds of litter, up close, along some of our roads Needless to say, I was q Uite disgusted durmg my walk It has always bothered me when I would return to Canton travelmg north on 1275, and see all of the litter at the Ford Road e Xit What kmd of message does thi S send to people traveling through?

Or, even to our chl1dren as we enter Canton to head home?

ccount org for 24/7 dmg 15 all you need or stop m at e Ither of our branch locatlons Mam Office 36525 Plymouth Road LJvoma Ml48150 Westland 1747 Newburgh Road Westland Ml48186 , You ccm also contact But hurry th IS us at (734) 525·0700 offer ends 7/31/071 ~APR - Annual.

Percentage Rate All Home Equ J,ty Locms are for pnmary re SIdence only Offer excludes locms already financed.

9 million With the e Xlstmg Durant funds of 4 million, plus the annuall Unount prod toward the expmng energy note of $ 80 m Illion and you create a cap Ital Improvement fund of m Illion by the end of next fiscal year These funds could be used toward necessary work at Central Middle School, Tanger Fields, Miller Woods, and projects at the PCEP such as new lockers, field mamtenance, Improvements to our Career and Tech Educat IOn Programs and more Addit IOnally, makmg thi S finan CIal move Will elimmate such projected cuts as field trlps,laymg off 25 teachers or more, Increasmg class SIzes, la YIng off parapros who support literacy programs, laymg off technology personnel, mcreasmg Pay-To-Partlclpate" fees to students as well Th IS ISnot about what ISbest for the Board of Educat IOn or what ISbest for the teachers, thi S IS about what ISbest for our students My plan ISbest for the stndents These are my VIews, and In no way represent the opml Ons of the PCCS school dlstnct or the Board of Education Rich Ham-Kucharski Canton Keep Canton clean On a recent walk to pick up my vehicle from the ser VIce shop, I had the opportumty to see all kmds of litter, up close, along some of our roads Needless to say, I was q Uite disgusted durmg my walk It has always bothered me when I would return to Canton travelmg north on 1275, and see all of the litter at the Ford Road e Xit What kmd of message does thi S send to people traveling through?Or, even to our chl1dren as we enter Canton to head home?ccount org for 24/7 dmg 15 all you need or stop m at e Ither of our branch locatlons Mam Office 36525 Plymouth Road LJvoma Ml48150 Westland 1747 Newburgh Road Westland Ml48186 , You ccm also contact But hurry th IS us at (734) 525·0700 offer ends 7/31/071 ~APR - Annual.Percentage Rate All Home Equ J,ty Locms are for pnmary re SIdence only Offer excludes locms already financed.'s welcome' safety, stability and peace of mind only the Blues can offer health care company m me h1gh level of mterest Is your health care plan In transition?Come home to the • QUIetest Untts • Affordable Pncmg • Qual Ity Installat Ion • Extended Warrant Ies • EZ Fmancmg ~:;; and on my CDs So, If you want a THI hometown Vmon of mterest Come home to the Blues.

Barely an hour after the announcement was made, Slavens told the Observer he'd resign from h IS current post at the board's May 8 mee1Jng While congrahilahons are certamly m order for Slavens, h IS select IOn poses thi S problem regardmg the school elec1Jon Voters who cast a ballot for him (and hundreds have already come 10 VIa the absentee vote) had no Idea the man for whom they were v Ohng wasn't gomg to be around to serve the term Whether you believe Slavens owed It to hi S supporters to alert them of the p OSSibilityhe wouldn't be able to serve, thats spilled rmlk now The unfortunate consequence of his removal from the school board equahon ISthe elec1Jon has now been taken out of the hands of the voters (should he Win) Slavens replacement to fimsh out the current term, which expires 10 July, Will be chosen by the current board.

ugh schools We have three separate schools Wlth separate atl J1etlcprograms To thmk the two remanung ADs could be effeenve m d Irectmg all three schools ISnwculous RIght now each school has m WVldual attributes and th IS contributes to school pnde and spmt Th take that away and put such a heavy load on the two rerruumng ADs will rob all three schools of thelr m WVlduallty m atl J1et ICSAs a parent of a student at Wete at Plymouth, I appre CIate the fact that the AD knows many of the m WVldualk Ids and ISaccessible to coaches, students and parents Tlus will not be p OSSIble Wlth the new arrangement.

We left a pnvate school to give our son b Igger opportumtles m both acadeuncs and atl J1etlcs I thmk thi S wlillead to chaohc atl J1ehc programs that will lack m WVldualltyand dlrectlon Suzanne Immerlall Canton Observer & Eccentric I Thursday April 26 2007 IJust read Jul Ie Browns colunm m the Apnl15 Observer As a member of the Silent Generahon wh Ich ISthe generahon between the two menhoned m your colunm, I thmk both of the generahons m ynur colunm have the Ir faults They, as well as my generahon are made up of human bemgs and, therefore, have the faults of all humamty Maybe as you suggested the Greatest Generahon dldn t care enough about the wsadvantaged and were a httle too ng Jd However, the Baby Boom Generahon Wlth Its tendency to 'throw out the baby Wlth the bath water" has created new problems as It attempted to correct the old ones And I will adunt that my generahon, as we have watched the generahons before us and after us, has been too silent Maybe the soluhon ISfor all generahons to try to work together to solve problems Karen Guth Canton Sawchuk a class act Th Is letter ISm response to the recent artlcle about ellmmahng one of the atl J1etlcdirectors, speclfically Terry Sawchuk, due to budget constramts I would hke to we Jgh m and put my full support behmd Mr Sawchuk and ask the board to recon SIder Almost every year smce Plymouth HIgh School has been open, th IS Issue about ehrmnahng an athletlc wrector, or at hmes all three, has come up, been wscussed and then concess Ions have been made by all three ADs From my and my son's personal expenence Wlth Mr Sawchuk, I would hke to emphas IZe the Importance of ha VIng an AD m each school The coaches he has h Ired at Plymouth have all shared m h IS VISIonto teach the students valuable lessons both on and off the football field, the basketball court and 1Th the classroom I absolutely give Mr Sawchuk and h IS coaches cred It for helpmg my son be successful not only m the classroom but m atl J1et Ics It would be very detnmental to the future students m the Plymouth-Canton school dlstnct to not have such an mfluenhal person on the Ir SIde dunng the Ir h Igh school years GIven the negahve pubh Clty commg from some h Igh schools and the Issues they have to deal Wlth, I feel we need to speak up when we have such a class act as we do m Mr Terry Sawchuk Carol Hennells Plymouth High School parent/alumni Canton Support Fausone I encourage your readers to Jom me m support mg J,m Fausone for the Schoolcraft College Board of Trustees m the May 8, 2007, electlon HIS law firm has been m Northville Thwnshlp on SIXMile for 13 years now Jun Fausone ISdevoted to the commumty and unselfis Wy volunteers h IS tune for chantable endeavors For example because of h Is hard work, JIm was recogn IZed as the 2003 Hab Itat for Human Ity of Western Wayne County Volunteer of the Year He has also worked Wlth the Northville Commumty Foundahon J,m currently serves on the Schoolcraft College Foundat Ion Board and the Canton Pubhc LIbrary Board He knows that excellent commumty colleges and pubhc hbranes strengthen commumtles t Hom Now you cem use the eqt Ilty m your h e for home Improvements, college t UIUon, dream vacatlons, de onsolidations and morel With Park Sldes 6 25% APR' Home Equ J Loem you ccm quallfy for payments less than w rates are not all we offerl Our members en Joy 0 a month per 000 borrowedlt wonderful benefits such as Free Chec Online Bankmg emd Free Bill Pay programs Just Vl Slt www parksldecu mber?

cathy Skotzke Senior Class rep Plymouth Football Boosters Cut should be shared RIchard Ham-Kucharsk I, a member of the PCCS school board, suggests that the wstnct can balance Its budget by sunply cut TIng teacher salanes by 6 percent.

He should know, however, that teacher salanes are the result of a colleenve bargaunng agreement, and are not subject to unuateral reduchon Settlng as Ide that legal Issue, though, I would be m favor of that Idea If the sacnfice was shared equally That IS,not only the teachers wonld take a 6-percent cut, but the Jan Itors, the adunnl Strators, the bus dnvers, the secretanes, everybody Also, anybody who has a chud m school should donate 6 percent of their salary as well That would certa Inly solve the budget problem (In fact, I'm certam that we could get by WIth only 1 percent mstead of 6 percent Ifwe mcluded everybody Wlth chudren who are students m the d IStrict) We could, of course, hunt the sacnfice to the teachers only, but we're ask Ing for sacnfices that will help our k Ids and our commumty Many teachers don t hve m the commumty and most don't have children gomg to school m the dl Stnct, so It doesn t seem l Ogical to ask that they alone should sacnfice the Ir pay Its easy to cut the cost of anythmg - health care, pohce protectlon, automobues - by mandahng a cut m wages for the workers pro Vlwng the ser VIce But that also decreases the qual Ity of the ser VIceby dn Vlng the most qual Ified workers elsewhere Ifwe want the worst teachers m the area, lets cut the Ir pay But Ifwe want to keep the best teachers here m Plymouth Canton, we will have to look fur more reallshc Ideas Mr Ham- Kucharsk I's Idea IS not only unworkable but unfatr Ge Gnje Shea Plymouth , AIZ Observer & Eccentri C I Thursday Apr I 26 2007 (*) WWW hometownllfe co ", " "-""14' }~1, 08521999 COUNTY NEWS wwwhometownllfe com stabenow will speak at Schoolcraft commencement U S Sen Debb Ie Stabenow Will del Iver the keynote address at Schoolcraft s 42nd commencement Saturday, May 5 The ceremony Will be m COIll Puware Sports Arena, startmg at 4 p m A total ofl,456 students are el Ig Ible to rece Ive diplomas m the ceremony, With about 425 partlclpatmg Guests must have t Ickets to attend the ceremony On Fnday, May 4, 110 Pol Ice Academy, Pol Ice Reserve Officer Trammg and Fire Technology graduates Will convene m the college's Ph YSICal Educat IOn Bmldmg for their graduation Andrew Arena, Spe Cial Agent m Charge of the Detr Oit dl Vl sl On of the Federal Bureau of Invest Igat IOn, Will speai I to the graduates Stabenow ISthe first woman from the state of Michigan elected to the Umted States Senate She served m the Mich Igan House of Representatives for 12 years, markmg another milestone as the first women to pres Ide over the House, before she was elected tb the state Senate She served m the state Senate for four years In Washmgton, Stabenow IS Stabenow an advocate for MICh Igan, leadmg efforts to grant a tax cut to manufacturers who create Jobs III the US ratherthansend Jobsto another country, fightmg to stop Canadian trash from bemg brought mto the state, and mcreasmg Mich Igan s share of fundmg for roads and bridges She IS an expert on health care and prescnptlon drugs A strong supporter of invest Ing In educat IOn, Stabenow has champ IOned the states colleges and umver Slties and supported Job tra In Ing In Itiat Ives m twoyear colleges She has been a pass IOnate advocate for ch Ildren and IS an expert m fam Ily law and small busmess Issues Stabenow WIll rece Ive an honorary degree, as w Ill Laura Carter Callow, women S nghts acti Vist and an Or Ig Inal member of the Schoolcraft Women's Ad Vi SOry Committee who IS still semng on the committee FBI Spe CIal Agent Arena has held FBI posts m Syracuse, Los Angeles, Cleveland, New York and Detr Oit H,s work has mvolved mvest Igat Ing organ Ized cnme, VIolent cnmes, publ Ic corrupt IOn, counterterr Or Ism and countenntell Igence A native of Dearborn, Arena holds a bachelor of s Cience degree from Central MIch Igan U mverslty and a law degree from the Umverslty of Detr Oit Of th Is years graduates, between 50 and 60 percent Will transfer to a four-year umverslty Accordmg to Schoolcraft career counselors, the health care mdustry remams a hot Job field With computer software eng Ineenng projected to be one of the fastest growmg occupatl through 2014 Observer & Eccentnc I Thursday Apnl26 2007 (*) AI3 Detroit NAACP, Ford offer Career Day Winners of the competition who show exemplary wntmg and pi esentatl On skills as well as or Ig Inal thought on the top ICSpr OVided The deadline to subm It essays has passed Rhonda Walker, Loca14 News anchor and founder of the Rhonda Walker Foundat IOn, $m~l! 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