comets send one to state amherst news graduates of the class 2003 say their goodbyes marion l. steele high school at lorain palace civic center on sunday, where thousands family members mayor eyes 1000-hour bonus by jason hawk news-times reporter an apple a day could really pay off for city em ployees especially if legisla tion proposed john higgins is approved council. ordinance, which was discussed monday night's meeting, calls 1,000 paid sick-day hours association federal, state, and municipal employees mem bers who work in retire after 30 years service. dewey road citizens win fight over zoning new development nows-timos already concerned about heavy flow traffic near homes, residents jammed council chambers last night protest possible 102-homc street end, were backed close decision. hearing citizens' board hires teaching veteran principal paul morton associate editor piece puzzle now place realign ment schools with hiring paula roth serve as powers elementary school. special meeting gymnasium monday, voted unanim ously hire principal, has 25 experience primary grades, currently assistant franklin elyria. superintendent robert boy nton said sho also taught classes university toledo, instructing other teach ers how reading nnd writing grade child ren. he that gave edge candidates, because proficiency test moving third next year. 1 1,1 i currently, accrue 4.6 sick lime each week, unused build up continuously without limit, even from year retirees service arc awarded 480 hours, al though several 1,000-hour precedents recent years. step benefit ex pense increase 52 percent. "i think it's fair us re ward our people being con scientious employees," told week. "it's reward we offer long time workers have given concerns, 3-4 defeat effort rczone 18.99 acres end c-2 commercial land r-3 residential property allow developer bill perdu cluster home units interstate 90. opposing 'measure terry trastcr, two ed cowgcr, at-largcs nancy brown nick brusky, among concerns increased roth, right, meets staff school, following "her background literacy what set her apart," boynton said. "she doesn't exten sive admini strator, but lit eracy apart. she extensive page 5 gown wind friends gathered participate commencement amherst's 258 seniors. left right are co valedictorians thomas nicholas teets, da good don't encourage attendance, then they might not sec need per form well do now." dec. 31, 2002, had accrued 42,704.53 according figures provided auditor diane es winc. many banked more than already, highest list very healthy police chief lonnic dillon 2,628 hours. despite appreciation diligent workers, eswinc week believes in- some classified ready overworked intersection desire develop profit able retail establishments commercially-zoned area. pcrritt's partner, rusty roscbcck, attempted sway council's votes claiming developers un likely virtual dead it direct continued 10 teacher teachers literacy," 17 candidates applied position, six wore interviewed. those narrowed before h grad dark continent creasing creates hole fragile budget's general fund. "from my point view, biggest problem fund liabilities, dial's something probably should taken care ago," eswinc, out standing sick-time compensation leaves $270,000 lia bilities hanging" online item dele gated funds cover expenditures. "of course long-term rctirc- "1 rooftop, click, click harris rhonda passed all five parts neuhoff takes building's roof tests, quickly found thoy tip afternoon .fulfill promise fourth graders challenge, there, agreed stunt students ? a. - tin s nielle losiewicz andrew lukasewski, presi dent jennifer sokol. mcnts only happen once while, so worry $25,000 550,000 lays time, present take salary accounts, short," "wc eas ily be caught tight spot income way he's confi can handle paying 30-ycar commitments. "at this point, i'm wor ried going strain -j i" m cmh v r- ( -h 3 o cv k ; flj 6 budget," said, adding handful expected receive 15 did agree, however, create line pay-outs. commend ethics, applauded sacrifices make city," "that these they've built shows caliber individuals wc working city."