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girl scout earns the gold page 12 fmmmmmmm i wmiwmmmmminmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmtmmmmmmmmtmmmmmmmmmmm '" players stage comedy pa - c a 'jo s ' r ftj mm tn o :i co x m rn w 3 1 u t -, is' h ffcw -.. e r- ex. fli ci" amherst news-tim new voting mach tested on voters here he's got whole world in gym kids at shupo middle school learn about earth during presentation by tom la skowsi, awareness project manager for global issues resource center cuy ahoga community college. students learned geography, ecological factors such as deforestation and water conservation, how astronauts see planet from outer space shuttle would fly five inches surface of his 30-foot inflat able globe, which was made using satellite mapping. consider yourself guinea were surprised yester day amherst's polling sta tions computerized touch-screen machines being lorain county board elections. microvotc system, uses triad governmental sys tems software, is one two be ing possible standardized replace ment ohio's current pun chcard system. equipment, said boe director marilyn jocobcik, took dive public opinion af ter 2000 presidential election fiasco florida. "after florida, uic punchcard system really beating," she told news-times. "these systems whi chever we choose will go long way toward fixing some problems associated with voting." although has historically been very accurate, according to ja cobcik, help state comply america vote act continued talks cost; but balk price jason hawk nows-times reporter talk cutting it close wire. city council finally voted 5-2 last monday night delegate money hire law firm baum gartner & o'toolc handle ne gotiations seven labor un ions that represent local govern employees, leaving just short months conduct first bargain sessions part-time patrolman's me diators. their contract sche duled expire june 30, if no settlement can reached date, may li retroactive pay other benefits. passing vote, members put aside $10,000 legal fees each bargaining unit, mayor john higgins all likelihood not spent. "you never tell these negotiations on," he said. "we're giving $125 an hour, negotiation only takes eight hours, won't spend allotted money. think people coun cil don't quite understand that." higgins, $70,000 budgeted year's .negotiations, .hi csd mates $25,000 liavc budget highest amount, though, case," talking far-out possibility, exists. group spends three working out contracts, then we'll least have cap...at this point, we're going bo late settling this. union lias filed serve oversight, hav answer extension contract. it's inevit any benefits they get 5 m$ 'l:. mk . a'; trl representatives mlcrovote elections show poll workers ins outs trial become standard across ohio. electronic devices are meant enhance access persons physical disabilities prevent tampering. older pumps, deteriorating pipes cause sewer clogs where did fluff go? eighth grade st. joseph share children's book wrote illustrated, kindergarten clas ses. book, "where go?" written lauren januzzi maria szubski, illustrated neil coughlin tony henley. ,tj results yesterday's primary available press time, appear next issue. surveillance pictures aid cops catching creeps while mp long; having tv-made csi crime lab, captain dennis segcr detective alex molnar hope criminal-catching tools department crack cases. april 23, po lice announced named state's top 10 departments its participation "what's holding you back?" scatbelt safety campaign, initiated fall. police prompted merchants, gov ernment assist ceatbclt- continueq those eurvehlance photos aren't clear repro ductions, residents ses sorroone kribw website. nows-timos when comes sewers, everything's downhill, utilities superin tendent ron mcrthc. that's because 100-foot graduated drop south north end town, gravity driving force behind city's six pump stations picking up slack icvcl-tcrraincd areas ar ound town. mcrthc rotting inside need replaced, cost between $50,000 $300,000 per unit mean $500,000 expense strangled "each different, engineering done right now cooper foster park road do com plete retrofit," news-times week. process entail adding another unit's exist constructing small building top, installing backup generator. brcn nan hamilton streets require attention, well, employ ees, who monitor every blockages backups, certain de teriorating lines especially location much longer, merthe. "that want soon possible, keep functioning. white there weeks ago, cast iron had rotted out. pres sure pumps turning snapped half," pending ap proval, station retro fitted year. expan sion upgrade site 1984, merthe depart pushing equipment hard time effort make most taxpayer's "they've running larger pumps," "they effect break down, cre ates more us them running. control them. main thing move sewage they're compensate manpower flow going." outdated sti part decades-long problem amherst, mayor; higgins. ; "people walk away leave buried years end," "but over 50-year period, begin develop problems." aging frequently overtaxed garbage debris deposits find ways into ute systems. blockages, slowdowns caused tree limbs, heavy ground covering, accumulated trash, discarded property, "just found bicycle jogging everything up," mundane sounds, breakdown real financial ramifications, "for we've dodging complaints environmental protection agency, siowly trying rectify that," "we've retooling slowly surely, can't afford stop now. i'm epa rep resentatives pursuing levelling fines against us, could slapped non compliance standards." threat am herst, backslide, said, elected back administra tion's efforts amhtrsi clean.
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2003-05-07|
|Date of Original||2003-05-07|
|Submitting Institution||Amherst Public Library|