The Amherst news-times, 2003-01-29, page 1
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ohoo o 10 " x , r bh h c ul 3 n i m w f- s) - rfi ca) vi mayor delivers state of city pagi amherst news-time cops eye new cars page 6 . charter proposal is nixed in vote by jason hawk news-timos reporter the very foundation am herst's local government could be ripped away and reworked for better or worse if one re publican councilmcmbcr has his way. council-at-largc nick brusky asked council last week to con sider allowing amhcrstonians form a committee write charter, measure that change way gov ernment operates on every level. "a like constitu tion city," said this after fellow coun cilmcmbcrs voted 34 against motion put idea april ballot "if we had have home rule. citizens decide what they want their government. motiva submitting it make more uscr fricndly both residents officials." brusky, who will resubmit conducting further research, lie was big liever control matters. our own are immune many laws slow things down us inefficient," he explained. amherst's cur rently statutory ba sis, which means its struc ture dictated constraints title vii ohio revised code. would mean desired tweak government's structure several ways, cluding changing composi council, hiring manager, merging departments, increasing decreasing influence elected officials. eventually adopts vot ers ratify it, members then special com mission changes any grafted into initial fu councilmcmbcrs modify as needs dictate. "in my opinion, i'd see strong govern ment, where free appoint officers," added electing treasurer, auditor, law director can some circum stances lead infighting politicking within administra tion, weakening power. amherst, think lot finger-pointing tiappens administration, instead being divided, administration should unified under so get done," said. john higgins although there appears advantages system, believes need time research issue fore putting public consideration. "the thing alarmed about other night floor proposed with, scant supporting information wanted push through right then," "this not minor deci sion made future it's an historical impacting one." three four months intensive but displeased decao doing dos at hair salon, ginny retires edwards urban gets ready call quits close up okjost conti nuously open business week, says retirement wonl keep her she'll still going cuttina.pejtnlng, styling friends. p1 new8-timo3 oldest continuously operating town scheduled finally hang per manent "closed" sign end month, 72 years. jan. 30, virginia "ginny" retire from cosmetological profession seek hard-earned rest relaxation, depar also final cut beauty 223 s. main st, served since 1931. "i've got mixed emotions retiring," ginny, renew license practice cosme tology just case services arc demanded friends loyal customers. "but you ever dirt somebody, come way," she she's everybody, because been working moving area buffalo, n.y., 1946. "my husband took ride park av enue out around backroads back street," remembers. "i him was, it" henry "hank" jr. moved area, began work mother-in-law, mary edwards, founded salon continued warn k-l!hfifibbttljujibsihhhihirrjl lady wrestler emily brumenshenkel roots teammates, respect her, oven though team's only girl. even threatens beat them up, jokes. junior high girl grappler makes guys flinch "they may seen girls wrestle, haven't me," boasted female brumenshenkel, nord school's grappler, start mat fourth grade, when participated biddy wrestling program. liked kept going," told news-times. now pinning pretty embarrassed hopefully intimidated, guys, "sometimes, really strong, feel i'm jit disadvantage, most el isrear ns troop 427 eagle scout honors chadwick ellis, wakeman, son jim liz named 427's 52nd during court honor nov. 3, 2002. honor, held firclands reserva started with opening flag ceremony presented fel low scouts kevin burls, eric jones scan bailey. invocation delivered rev. paul eaton. moss todhunter. mas ter ceremonies andy cotton presided over event "call eagle" ad vancement pre sented alex soto. chairman gary cot ton reviewed ellis's scouting cord, cub sc outs, earned arrow light highest rank scouting. boy ellis ranks tenderfoot second class, first star, life aug. 6, leadership records were assessed assistant scoutmaster mark rivcnburg. alan mitchell dis cussed character record. dan burrcss described project consisted stalling pole between two baseball diamonds located hind elementary school. flagpole stalled, base landscaped. enclosed sandstone planter tained yellow flowers shape emblem. poem pre- chadwlck sen ted william loan award pago weather not: school chief must choice while laughter ecstatic lorain, elyria, wellington youngsters heard echo ing tlirough thin, frozen air students looked longingly frost lovered windows class rooms, dreaming cancellations. oh, they'd stayed late early next morning bleary eyes fixed television sets, hoping words "amherst trict closed" scroll across bottom screen. those blessed little letters never scrolled. flashed. superin tendent bob. boynton tended to, don't kids risk coming news times. case, based extremely cold weather, safer than home. 4,000 students' parents work, roads, mall, outside playing snow anyway," arctic winds gusted speeds 20 mph, bringing chilling already temperatures degrees north eastern far below zero mark. years, schools shut doors' effort protect children particularly small ones da maging cold. conditions buffeted administrator closing 1985, according boynton, remembers tough cancel due hit 12 without wind chill factor. "we nice warm build ings, hot lunch, oppor tunity team," said, parent child home." vast niajority bussed dropped off cars, forced walk icy conditions. didn't stand outside," withstood temptation io take, day midst sub attack northern winds, kind force them, reconsider? know create hard fast rules iihihhhhlhmhbihhhhiibbihvihivhhhhhihhhmsihihhhhrhhihhiiil
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2003-01-29|
|Date of Original||2003-01-29|
|Submitting Institution||Amherst Public Library|