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how to use lotto taxes? - pagr amh 15 i ews m c t x r four local men go .500 page 5 erst n -tiny levy woes: voters say 'no thanks' school officials cuts imminent after tax fails by jason hawk news-times reporter there was no open opposition voiced, protesting parents waving signs denouncing the amherst district's proposed 5.9-mill levy. but last tuesday a silent majority rose crush oper ating overwhelmingly 19 percent margin, surprising district hoping avoid an $8.2 million deficit 2009. "we're obviously disappointed. it hard get read on this whole thing," said superintendent robert boynton wednesday morning. "i'm really surprised that as bad was, people have spoken." supporting were 4,674 votes (40.50 percent), outweighed 6,995 ballots (59.50 percent) against increase. "it's pockctbook issue. economy i3 not strong everybody would want be. just don't pay any more money," said. "in end, community has wc should start scaling our budget back." week board" will meet discuss cutting $2 from $26.77 budget, which in 2005-2006 could include: pay-to-participate extracur ricular activities. pay-to-ridc for athletic and field trips. four-percent reduction full-time teachers. 50 of teacher aides monitors. elimination core curricu iar tutors learning assistants. two-mile transportation limit bus pick-ups.- non-essential after-school programs. summer busing. immediate professional leaves. indeterminate playoffs: comets revenge team aims make second-round win 'shore' thing paul morton associate editor chance avenge their only loss season friday defeating, the. sylvania southview cougars, 14-7, first round playoffs friday. play avon lake regional semifi nals offs. be teams' second meeting three veeks, shoremen spoiled amherst's perfect with 31 7 loss. fans can support they look reclaim thler at 7:30 p.m. lakowood high school. what we wanted coming off week," comet tailback alex knipp. "we all wish ing another shot them, did." standing way rematch who entered friday's game 9-1 record, rated fifth division ii, region 6 computer rankings. cougars demonstrated high-powered passing attack scrimmage. had taken need fair give them chance," superin tendent (above). . going lay out plans about we'll cut let residents here decide needs done." administrative staff. "cutiing.$2jnillionjs.going-. "our target having place is mid-february." additional fire-dousing meas ures, such spending freeze seeking may 2005 ballot, discussed board education's nov. 22 meeting, he chance,"' done... when you beat got beat, sends us clear message." message based continued opening kickoff, punt. squthvicw's offensive play, quarterback andrew skeels connected wide receiver michael campbell 80-yard touchdown pass. attitude 'so what,'" coach keith grabowski said, "i think settled played style football. ball hit mouth o s defensively shut down run, did, control pass, did both those things." white into football, answer score immediately. ensuing drive, moved cougar before turning over downs. two teams traded punts, then final quarter, mitch lorig pressured throw cory kamnf intercepted returned 19. 3, fourth-and-gonl, held audrey bartal judy rosenkranz victory shout my hanging chads' -amherst casts,jt&ates virtually trouble-free predictions aside, election 2004 didn't turn most contested race history. riots, hordes lawyers heckling polling places, drawn-out federal decision named president. quietly led way, police stationed unobtru sively precincts report outbursts. trinity evangelical free church middle ridge road arguably busiest day hot- knipp finds his groove southview, rounding right end eventually convert comets' touchdown. one yard. still panic. "the we're panicking, fine," because back here." indeed, took even spots religious leaders odds serving coffee donuts seven different precincts. couldn't believe every went so smoothly," reported senior pastor mark wilkc, spent trying cheer non partisan style. "there disruptions, conflicts. packed, challengers friendly people. amazing." waiting periods (with exception brief lunch hour stretch) kept under minutes, new times exit interviews showed challenges near nonexistent, despite fears 2, move 21 drove ehdzone five plays little than djd honors 12-yard run second,-and- casting presence movcon.org 527 group members. david rebecca wisnicwski circled vote seeing lunch-time line stretch rain outside, returning made voting booths inside minutes. "they're appoint supreme court justices, that's big issue," explained rebecca, wooed mainly pro life concerns. high-stakes presi dential drew ellen balog time fire station street, nord takes bow; steps years philanthropist nordson corporation co founder eric t. retired company's directors week, yeanj service during helped transform fami ly's small industrial manufacturing company multi-million-dollar power house. accomplished engineer inventor, served chairman board, ceo, president career nordson, been grant ed 25 u.s patents. , "his entrepreneurial vision, innovative talents generous spirit created cul ture set apart," edward p. campbell. "nordson's employees retirees arc universally grateful opportunity work leadership." nord, oberlin resident holds bachelor 'a degree mechanical engi neering case institute faith baptist church. confessed she hours researching each candidates online. wasn't nervous. ready. voice heard," meanwhile, amount political doom-and-gloom chip happy veneer cast tenth or consecutive presidential votes, also unfet tered long lines. neither missed participate since early 1960s. looked hang chads," laughed exited north street. t, technology cleveland, received alumni association gold medal award recognition technical innova tion, successful business management dedicated public scrviqe. awarded hon orary doctor science degrees 3 slio 4
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2004-11-10|
|Date of Original||2004-11-10|
|Source||LCCN: sn84028333, The Amherst news-times., 2004-11-10|
|Submitting Institution||Amherst Public Library|
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