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Soccer parents set goals for improvements BY TONY BRUSCATO


A group ofPlymouth-Cauton Schools parents is undertaking a $200,000 project to build a freshman/junior varsity soccer field and improve practice facilities at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park. 'Although we've got a really first-class soccer program at all three high schools ... we don't have first-class physical facilities;' said Bob Harris, a member of the committee that presented the plan to the Board of Education. Committee member Mike Marsh said there are just too many teams using the current high school facilities. "When you look at the expansion across the Park from two to three high schools, and in many cases where you have a varsity team and ~ junior varsity-freshman teams, that's now expanded to six teams across each high school, 18 teams participating on each site," said' Marsh. "That, obviously, puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the existing field. "In benchmarking it with other facilities, when you consider all the elements of the soccer program - the bench area, concession booths, restrooms and the like - we are among the worst in the Western Lakes Conference, ranked at the very bottom," he said. As well as improving the practice facilities and constructing a new game field ($50,000), the plan calls for constrncting a multi-purpose building to include a concession stand, handicap accessible restrooms and storage ($115,000); building "best hi class" bench areas, including an announcer's booth and dugouts ($30,000); an improved public address system; and constructing handicap access to the spectator stands. Marsh said there is strong interest among the parents of -soccer players, past and present, to support the comprehensive effort to upgrade the soccer complex. "We plan to use extensive private funding, with a very aggressive campaign," said Marsh. "We have a lot of passion in making this a success. We'd like to have all this operational and ready to go by August." Marsh said the group has already secured $10,000 in private commitments. But, while


Soprano singer Karin White (left) plays along with baritone Thomas Petiet during Orchestra Canton's final performance of the season ~aturday at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill.

ton had d to its son at the eater at Cherry , Hill on Saturday. The orchestra played before its first sold-out audience at the new theater, as it performed The Mozart Effect. The performance featured conductor Nan Washburn and actors Karin White and Thomas Petiet of the Comic Opera Guild of Ann Arhor, who performed music from the Magic Flute and other Mozart compositions. "It went really well. We sold out the house," said Angela Han, executive director of the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Cantons parent organization. "It was Mozart, which always sells well." Orchestra Canton officials say it was a successful first season at the Village Theater. The orchestra played three shows during the season. Plans are for at least five shows next season, which begins in the fall.

Conductor Nan Washburn directs Orchestra Canton during its performance Saturday night.


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Joy, music help group celebrate King's legacy School for Fine and Performing Arts, singing 'I. variely of spiritual and gospel songs. Led by director Sheryl Valentine, the group is scheduled to perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this weekend. "Those young men are really talented;' Barker said. "They love and respect each other." And the audience of about 100 people loved and respected them. They received numerous standing ovations


It was a celebration of "joy and music," in the words of Marcia Barker, program coordmatorfurtheCantonPu~k Library. The occasion was the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration at the library on Monday night, the day set aside to observe the civil rights leader's date ofbirth. Highlighting the 7 p.m. ceremony was Vision, the men's glee club of the Detroit High.



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From left to right, friends Trish McLendon of Belleville, Terry Christe of Canton, Charlene Wright of Ypsilanti, and Barbara Kamper of Canton sing together during the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration at the library on Monday.






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Chamber breakfast The Canton Chamber of Commerce will be holding its first of three chamber breakfasts at 7:30 a.m. Friday, J~umy21~Summhonthe Park. The guest speaker of the event will be Tim Faas, Canton's municipal services director, who will update the community on road ~d sewage infrastruc-

ture. Attendees will also hear community updates from Supervisor Tom Yack, ~d may choose to participate in roundtable discussions with local interest groups including the Board of1hlstees,. Plymouth-C~ton Schools, Public Safety, local legislature, ~dothers. Cost for the breakfast is $5. No reservations are necessmy.



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C~ton Leisure Services will sPonsor the Battle of the B~ds from 5:30 p.m. to midnight J~. 28 at the Sununit on the Park. Wiuners of the event will play at this summer's Liberty Fest. BaJ;lds will perform on multiple stages throughout the night. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, call (734) 394-5460.

Private graduates Army Pvt. Matthew J. Young has graduated from the utilities equipment repairer ad~ced individual training course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Ab!"rdeeu, Md. Young learned to perform , maintenance, test, repair, adjust, and inspect gasoline engine systems, utility equipment ~d special purpose support systems; includiug, bottle cleaning/charging stations, air conditioning electrical ~d vapor systems, refrigeration unit electrical systems, portable heater fuel/electrical systems, and fire extinguisher rechargers ~d valves. Young is the son of Michael P. ~d Theresa J. Young of Canton. He graduated in the year 2000 from Plymouth Salem' High School, C~ton.





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Matriarchal pride' Canton resident Lee Barr, here holding her newest great-grandson, Ethan Cooper Herrington, celebrated her 93rd birthday on Jan. B. Barr lives with her daughter, Sharon Tatom, in the Links West condos. Ethan Cooper, who was born last summer, is the youngest of Barr's 13 greatgrandchildren. She also has five grandchildren and two daughters. Most of the clan attended a Christmas party hosted by Barr and Tatom last month, which Barr said was a "wonderful occasion."

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The Spotlight Players will be performing "The M~ Who Came to Dinner" ~ the Village Theater at Cherry Hill, from J~. 21 through Feb. 5. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays ~d Saturdays, ~d 2 p.rn. on Sundays. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for children, ~d $15 per person in groups of 15 or more. The Village Theater is located at 50400 Cherry Hill. For more information, call (734) 394-5300. The Spotlight Players will also hold auditions for "Bye Bye Birdie" from 6:30-9:30 p.m. J~. 31 to Feb. at the Village Theater. They are lookiug for 10 lead roles, 15 adult roles ~d 15 teens to be chorus members. Participants should bring a recent photo. The show will play in April. For more information, call (734) 394-5300, or visit


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on Februmy 12, 2005 at 8 p.m. The multi-talented Davis, who is a singer, songwriter and recording artist, typically plays more th~ 200 shows a year, ~d has received many accolades. Her credits include everything from the MGM Casino to The VHl Fashion Awards in New York's Madison Square Garden with Kid Rock, ~d Pine Knob's 1999 Lillith Fair, hosted by Sarah McLachlin. Tickets are on sale for $20, ~d can be purchased at Sununit on the Park, 46000 Summit ParkWay, ~d the Village Theater ticket office located at 50400 Cherry Hill Rd. For more information please call (734) 394-5460 or visit

The Plymouth-C~ton Civit~ Club is looking for energetic new members to participate in community service projects. This club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Plymouth Salvation, Army Building on Main Street. The third Thursday is a dinner meeting with a speaker. Call (734) 981-7259 for further info. Super camp set The 16th annual Super Summer for Kids: A Camp & Activities Fair offering onestop shopping for interesting ~d stimulating camps is set for Sunday, Feb. 27 in the Birmingham Public Schools Corporate Training ~d Conference Center, 31301 Evergreen, Beverly Hills (behind Groves High School). More ~ 70 ~d Canadi~ Camps, both day ~d overnight, will be showcased at the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. M~y new camps will attend this year, accordiug to Elaine Sturnam, camp fair org~izer. In addition, new programs for older children that include overnight travel programs, computer camps, sports camps, ~d programs that have a community service component will be represented. Admission is free. In addition, high school ~d college students interested in summer employment will also have the opportunity to obtain valuable information. The camp fair is presented by Elaine S. Events ~d co-sponsored by The Observer & Eccentric Newspapers ~d Metro Parent



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Me:~!tog~o~~~~~~.: Diversity a never-ending journey STAff WRITER

Canton trustee and Planning Commissioner Melissa M~Lang~in :!,members when th(( pack s tllftt commissioners got fo thel meetings were so big sh~ asked for'a wagon to


carry in. "I .oki gly complained that the~sho Id get us little wagons'!1she aid. "They actnally got Us th~se little dollies. I used'it a couple of times but that was it." Just by their nature the packets have to be big. They contain all the reqnests and proposals that trustees and commissioners will act on, including documentation, backup materials, blueprints, architectural renderings, photographs - whatever is needed to understand the project under'review. "We're producing a phone book stack of notebook paper every two weeks," McLaughlin said. "That's just insane:' But no more. The phone book has turned into a laptop - as in computer. This month, trustees, planning commissioners, elected officials and township department heads received laptop computers and electronic board packets. That huge paper packet is now all there on a tiny compact disk. And so far everyone seems happy with the changeover. "There's still a learning curve involved;' said Clerk Terry Bennett. "But there are so many things you can do with Adobe-Acrobat (the program used to build the packets). You can highlight text, put notes on a page, all sorts of things to play with and learu. We're going step by step as we learn it." Supervisor Tom Yack said the decision to go paperless was not made quirkiy. "We first started talking about this seven or eight years ago," he said. IJ.Weintentionally decided not to become pioneers. The technology was there bnt we didn't feel there were enough choices." He said by allowing other ' communities to become the

play off their experience. In addition to saving on paper, the system has other advantages. "Yon're talking hnndreds and hnndreds of pages for each meeting," Yack said. "That's a lot of paper and it takes a lot of staff time to move it around. This way it moves throngh so qnickly it's amazing." Agenda items are generated by the various departments in the township. But each item has to be approved by the supervisor and the finance department. In the past that meant hand-delivering the paperwork back and forth among the departments, a process that could take days in itself. "We spent an incredible amount of time preparing the board packets;' said Tony Minghine, director of finance aud bndget. "The process conld take almost a week, sometimes more. It was literally thonsands of pages a week." Now staff members can access the packets throngh their desktop computers, plug in the laptop and load the information into it, take it home to worJ< on it, and take it to the meetings. While officials are still tweaking the process, Minghine said he's happy with the system. They are still working with the technology people, but when the kinks are worked ont the plan is to make.the packets available through the township's Web site (, so that members of the media and the general public can access them from home or work. Though the laptops cost aronnd $3,000 each, Minghine said the savings involved with the system shonld offset that. "We did not do a specific analysis," he said. "But when you roll in the cost of paper, duplication and staff time, we should see a payback in about a year:' [email protected]

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School program honors Kingrs lifer message BY TONY BRUSCATO


As a 12-year-old boy growing up in the cornfields of Canton Township - near Ridge and Napier roads - Frank wti always knew he'd be different. As the son of Asian-Americans, Wu heard the stereotypes. 'l\re your parents communists? How can you see with your eyes like that?" remembered Wu. "It didn't matter how I tried to be like the kid next door, things will always be different for me." Wu, a 1988 graduate of Salem High School and now the dean of Wayne State University's Law School, spoke to Plymouth-Canton educators Monday during a professional development seminar focusing on diversity, while honoring the works of Dr. Martin Luther King. Wu said he still hears the stereotypes. "On the streetTm greeted with karate chops, as if I was Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee," he said. "People think I sell Ginsu knives, or break cinder blocks with my head:' On the day set aside to honor King, Wu said "it's the one day of the year I don't expect it:' Wu noted diversity is a never-ending journey, just like democracy .. "It's not a march to a destination, not to ever think about it again," said Wu. "But, realizing once we march, and rest, we pick up and march again. "The march isn't abont a destination, but about a journey." That's why Wu, who had a tenure traekjob at Howard UniversitY in Washington,


FrankWu,who grew up in Canton,is a 1988graduateof SalemHighSchooland deanof WayneState University's law school. D.C., decided to come home. "It was a chance to be part of the renaissance of a major U.S. city," said Wu of moving to Detroit. ''As I was growing up, people would say Detroit is going to turn the corner, but it never did. "But, when I found out about the new baseball stadium, the new football stadium, the new Opera House and performing arts center, the riverfront being redone and houses being built

in,the citY, I wanted to be a part of that," he said. Wu said he made a conscious effort to live downtown in Detroit's Lafayette Park, to show he was serious about being part of the city's turnaround and reshaping its image. "The Work I do is about democracy, participation and civil rights," he said. "If I'm serious about what I write and talk about, I've got to roll back my sleeves and go back to my hometown. Otherwise, it's all talk"

Wu, nOW 37 and the author of Yellow, Race of Amrmca Beyond Black and White, said King was great at hridge bnilding, asking people to live up to what they claim are their ideals. "It's important for us to see that Dr. King, although he spoke profonndly and compellingly about the condition of African Americans specifically, his message was universal," said Wu. "It's not just a matter of self interest. It's a matter of the principles we believe in, and whether or not as a nation we live up to them." Angela Wong, a fourth-grade teacher at Field Elementary with a bi-racial ancestry, said she could relate to Wn's stories, remembering growing up in Canton. "I got the same questions," she said. "Where are you from? Were you adopted? Halfbreed, go back to where you came from. "It was horrible," she said. "As a young kid, there are mean things that come along every day. But, when you have those thrown into the mix, it was tough." Carolyn Washington, the principal at Hulsing Elementary, has lived in Canton the last 21 years and watched as the popnlation has become more diverse. Washington, an MricanAmerican, said her daughter was once the target of"skinheads" while attending Salem High School. "I've seen things change, and I see things that need to be changed," said Washington. "Race and prejudice isn't just black and white, but with people who are different. "Learning to appreciate and respect diversity is a journey, not a destination," she said. "It will never end, and we just have to keep working on it."


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Members of Vision, the men's glee Club of the Detroit High School for Fine and Performing Arts, perform at the Martin Luther King, Jr. cele~ration at the Canton Public Library on Monday.

during the two-set performance. 'fracey and Terrance Reed of Canton, along with their son, Riley, braved Monday's frigid temperatures to come to the celebration. "We want to celebrate the MLK holiday, this is close to home and it's a good way to celebrate," Tracey said. And did the performance by Vision have anything to do with their decision? "The choir was one of the things that brought us out," said 'fracey.

The couple, origim4ly from Detroit, have lived in Canton for about three years. Karla Coleman of Redford had even closer ties to the concert. Her son, a freshman at the school, was performing with the group. "They're a wonderful group of young men," she said. "They're on their way to a college tour next month." But it was not all music at the ceremony. There were also remembrances to King. "He was a son and a husband and a father," Barker told the audience before the music program got under way. "He was a pastor, a man of God, a hmnble and decent man. He was rather ordinary. He was also Time Magazine's man of the year and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.


"He made remarkable changes in our world, in our social world and in our moral world and in our awareuess of each other. Martin Luther King's vision of a nonviolent, colorblind, loving society is here with us forever:' And 19th District Judge Mark Somers of Dearborn, who lived in Iudia where his parents were missionaries, added his own insights to the ceremony. "I opened my newspaper this morning and I saw a message;' he said. "It's a Martin Luther King Jr. Day We Always I.Iave a Free Phone for Your advertisement, "One of the phones they advertise is a Sprint phone and I'm pleased to tell you that on Michigan Avenue in front of the Sprint store they tell you that the free phone


comes in many different colors. I don't think that's what this day is really about and although I'm laughing about it, there's a part of me inside that cries:' Calling King~arguably the greatest Mriean American to ever grace the earth;' Somers said you don't have to lead a civil rights movement to honor the man. "Just take advantage of the opportunities in your own community to teach another," he said. "Be a mentor, a Big Brother, a Big Sister, join a service club, be actively involved with the youth in your community, get involved with your own children, get involved in your own house of worship." [email protected]

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A Alexander N. Adair, 82, formerly of Livonia, died Jan. 15. E John C. Eising, of Plymouth, died Jan. 13. H Mary Rose (Fricker) Hausman, 75, of Plymouth, died Jan. 15.

J Mary Janeczko, of Westland, died Jan. 13. L Mary Alice Luce, 74, of Wayne, died Jan. IS. M Gertrude E. MacDonald, 93, of Farmington, died Dec. 21. Olive Jeanne Melletal, 81, of Plymouth, Thomas P. Moore II, 68, died Jan. 14.

For the Record appears in every editionof the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers. Complete paid obituaries can be found inside today's Sports section in Passages on page C7.

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Eileen Poll, 82, of Birmingham died Jan. 12. R Loella Roehm, 92, of Franklin, died Jan. 11. The Rev. Michael (Gilbert) Rozewicz, 64, died Jan. 14. .S Francis Patrick Xavier Sullivan Jr., of Redford, died Jan. 14. Jewell V. Swiercz, of Westland, died Jan. 14.

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SOCCER FROMPAGEAl the financial plan calls for "extensive private funding; Marsh asked the school board to consider using leftover funds from the 1999 bond issue to help support the project. "What we're asking from the board is any residual assistance that can be provided from the 1999 bond issue to help match private donations, as part of our mission," he said. "The balance raised would be through private funding efforts." School board President Mark Slavens likes the community effort, but is cautious about committing scarce district funds. "It's great they have parent involvement," Slavens said. 'We've just got to see what financial resources we have available, and we'll wait on what the administration says about that." Superintendent Jim Ryan seemed a bit more optimistic, but still said "it's a slim possi-

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~I',~~Timeto' consider i school bo'ard run If you're still considering running for the PlymouthCanton Board of Education, you don't have as long as you might think to make the decision. And if you're not thinking about it, maybe you should. Either way, the filing deadline is coming up faster than it has in previous years, thanks to the new state law that only allows elections in four months of the year. With the school board election ,moved from June to May, the filing deadline has also crept closer, coming this year Feb. 8. Which gives prospective board members just under four weeks to answer this basic question: "Do I want to haVe a role in determining the course of our schools?" Historically, there isn't a whole lot of interest in running for the board. Traditionally, there aren't a lot of candidates. . And, judging by the annual vote totals, where the last few years turnout has been less than 5 percent, there isn't a lot of interest in the school board ... period. This always baffles us, because perhaps nowhere in elective government can an elected official affect more lives than on the school board. It's the one body that has control over the future of our most important asset - our children. 1}nd in these tight economic times, the Plymou)h,-Canton school board - along with school boards across the state, really - faces huge challenges, particularly with its budget. With state revenue sharing taking hits the last several years, _ Sup1;;Jim Ryan said he put together five different budgets in an lI.ttempt to anticipate what the state would do. There's only one seat up fur grabs this year - that of incumbent Tom Wysocki - which might keep the field ~ower than normal. And there's also inclination to think that inexperience will keep you off the board. However, in the last few years, first-timers Wysocki, Carol Saunders, Joanne Lamar, Rich Rain-Kucharski and Barry Simescu have all been elected. 'there are a lot of reasons not to run for the school board: '1 don't have the time." "It's a big responsibility:' "I don't know anything about running a school district." "The dog ate my filing application:' The truth is, not running is much easier than running. However, the one true reason for getting involved trumps all excuses for not: You can help determine the future of O'lr children.


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LETIERS THanksfor help On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Canton Goodfellows, let me take this opportunity to thank the people in the Canton Commuuity who donated their time, talents and treasury to make Christmas magic for more than 500 Canton children again this year. Although we h~ve never been able to sell our papers at Target, and no one has ever droppeda rare coin in our paper sellers' canisters and no one has ever shown uJ? with a multi-thousand-dollar donation, with the support and hard work and generosity of a few good people, we are able to raise some $14,000 with which we feed, clothe, and gift 175families and their 500 children. Once again, Dick Lewiston was our '1eadoff" and largest donor with his check for $1,000. He has been a friend of the Canton Goodfellows for so many years. We thank him most sincerely. But we must also thank the donors who give us $1 or more, from their hearts, to make the Christmas program a success. The volunteers who work like Trojans for four days to sort, wrap and pack our families' boxes and baskets are the unsung heroes. The adult volunteers who work for four days, unceasingly, who deliver the gifts and who make this program a reality each year are just THE BEST. From the bottom of my heart, I thank each and e.very one, whether you stood in the cold and sold papers, or whether you were a part of our four days of "fUn:' For your generosity, I salute you all as Canton Goodfellows.

age, here in Gumi, South Korea. The article you ran Thursday, Jan. 6 ("TAG students rise to challenge") nicely highlighted the efforts of 27 Miller Elementary students who reached deep into their pockets and hearts to give to the 86 children of Samsung Won this holiday season. Iu addition to thanking Mrs. Sullivan's fourth-grade class again for their efforts, I wanted to highlight the contributions of other Plymouth-Canton residents. In a response to my e-mails and via word-ofmouth, last month 25 other PlymouthCanton families and individuals donated more than $1,000 to this campaign. In total, Plymouth-Canton contributions accounted for more than 35 percent of the $4,753.49 raised to date. Samsung Won is truly lucky to have friends and supporters 5,000 miles away in Plymouth and Canton. • For more information about Samsung Won and this ongoing campaign, I invite you to visit'this Web site: http:/(home.comeast.uet/ -aim~achym/ssw. Itwill be updated in the upcoming weeks to reflect the most recent contributions and effurts. For the support I have received on this campaign, financially and otherwise, I want to thank the Plymouth-Cantou community, on behalf of Sam sung Won, from the bottom of my heart.

Turn on lights Thanks to you people who saved so much electricity by driving with your lights OFF in rain storms and in the fog. You have no doubt saved at least two clicks on your electric meter (to say nothing about not abusing your vehicle's batteries). Of course, everyone else on the road gets to gness just where you are!

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The president has declared his intent to overhaul the federal tax code along with Social Security. That can only mean one thing, doing away with the progressive income tax. Ever since the "modern" income tax was implemented in 1913, the fairness of a progressively higher rate for" people with higher incomes has been, well-accepted. The argument is that it is fair for the wealthy, who benefit more from our ec0nomic system and bave a higher percentage of disposable income, to pay a higher percent than the rest of us. Until now. Some are suggesting a flat income 1iax rate. Even a federal sales tax. The clever idea being to ipvert the whole deal and tax , Aimee J. Jachym those of uS-at the lower end of the ladder Fulbright ETA more. Local, state and federal taxes are already stacked against the least furtunate. Guml High School, South Korea It surprised me to learn that due to special breaks, a very high portion of business pays no federal income tax whatsoever (and don't tell me it's because Bush popped up in Michigan again. they aren't making money). He wasn't here to salute the gallant Nancy Spencer Let me make one very simple suggesand houorable Michigan citizens who president, Canton Goodfellows tion. If a flat tax is fair, it seems like it have died in the service of their country would also be fair to eliminate the fighting his dishonorable war in Iraq. $87,000 cap on income taxable for Social He was here about lawyers. The quesSecurity. That would mean, for example, On behalf of the Salvation Army, I can- 'tion o~the federal government limitiug that a person earniug $200,000 would damages to plaintiffs will create ajudinot express enough of our gratitude for pay $26,000 (instead of under $6,000), cial welfare system. Birth defects or bodyou outpouring of support and help or just about enough to cover their own ily injury will be cOmpensated by a slidthrough this Asian crisis. What a day it is retirement benefit for one year. ing table like the kind you use to figfor us to work together for such a worthy' That seems fair to me. Oh, incidentalure out a tip for your waitress. international cause. Never in my lifetime ly, it would pump billions into the trust Imagine you make asbestos products. have I experienced such an outpouring of fuud and go a long way toward bailing Knowing the dangers, you hire people support and unity of purpose. our Social Security - without the inherand tell them it is safe. When they sickMy one request is that we as a commuent risk of "privatizing" that the presien, you go bankrupt. Who denies that nity, both the Salvation Army and the dent insists on. someone should pay for medical costs or news media always be aware that our Dick Landback that the profit was ill-gotten gain? efforts to help the victims of the tsunami Farmington Hills Dr. Reed, president of The Mackinac disaster are unified in purpose and outCenter for Public Policy and a member of come. As we view our role to be service M-LAW's Board of Directors, believes providers, we are concerned that no one I I Bush, not common sense. single fund-raising effort view their sucReed sponsored a contest. High school cess alone. We are committed to a comWewelcome your letters to the editor, Please' stodents wrote an essay about why jury munity effort. If your efforts result in little include your name, address and phone number duty is important. The contest gave Reed or large results, you are part of the "total" ' for verification. Weask that your letters be 400 an opportunity to parade some eccentric Salvation Army tsunami effort. And our ideas. For example: Every aspect of the words or less. Wemay edit for clarity, space and public reporting will only indicate this. public school curriculum, not just scicontent. When we say "From Michigan With ence education, is inherently political. Love," we are saying together we can Andrew Coulson of the Center, talking make a difference. Thank you for your Mail: about evolution and intelligent design, support in this challenging project. Letters 10 the editor Maj. Norman S. Marshall preaches that a Universal Tax Credit Canton Observer 794 South Main divisional commander Systein is the solution. If you want your kids taught that the world began 5 bilSalvation Army lion years ago, or 10,000 years ago or last Plymouth, M148170 week, all you would have to do is fill out a Fax: form and let the government do the rest. (734) 459-4224 Bush freedom is freedom to cannibalize. I am writing to thank you and the Alfred Brock Plymouth-Canton community for the [-mail: Canton tremendous support I have received [email protected], raising money for Samsung Won orphan-

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Help the I,tsunami victims, but be careful how you do. it Locally,it seems everybody is raising I money for the relief effort. The vast

t'sbeen nearly four weeks since a killer tsUnami snuffed out an estimated 150,000 lives in parts of southeast Asia, and caused untold billions of dollars worth of property damage. Even with the passage of time, images of m;e of the worst natural disasters in history remain fresh. Still, it is hard to grasp the magnitude of the disaster, even with a steady stream of videotape and news reports flooding the Internet and television on an hourly basis. • Predictably, the world - led once again by the United States - has mobilized to help the tens of thousands of people whose lives and spirits were broken by the giant waves. Not since the terrible day that the twin towers of the WOrld Trade Center came crashing down have we seen such an outpouring of support. Locally, it seems everyJoe body is raising money for the relief effort. The vast Bauman majority of the efforts, I'm sure, are sincere and wellintended. Still, being a trained cynic, some of the press releases that have come across my desk recently from businesses promoting fund-raisers have activated my scam radar. I'm not saying any of the efforts are a fraud or in any way illegal. But I have to question if some of the fund-raisers are intentionally or otherwise - using a tragedy" to promote a business or product. Many local businesses are using their locations as collection sites for donations, which is a good thing. Several are going a step further and matching the donations up to a set amount, which is a great thing. But a fund-raising effort that requires the purchase of a product or service calls into question just who is really benefiting from the effort. Some recent examples of fuzzy fund-raisers that have crossed my desk in the past week include: • A group of 40 car dealers pledging to donate $25 to the Salvation Army for each vehicle sold during the month of January. • A Southfield chiropractor offering $25 evaluations with the proceeds being donated to the relief effort. • A Franklin bead store offering to host free bead parties and donate a percentage of the resulting sales. • • A "local gay church" boasting it had collected $1,214.17 from its congregation and then using the rest of the six-paragraph

majority of the efforts, I'm sure, are sincere and well-intended: Still, being a trained cynic, some of the press r"eases that have come across my desk recently from businesses promoting fund-raisers have activated my scam radar. release to promote the church. • A local university offering to donate the proceeds from a soup supper to the relief effort, and throwing in either a ticket to a women's basketball game or salsa dance lesson. Asking people to give money to any caUse is never easy. Over the years, I have been involved in many fund-raising campaigns for various groups and organizations I have worked with. My experience has been that if the person you are asking believes in the organization you are pitching or, more importantly, has faith in you, the cash will come. Demonstrate a need, build a sense of trUst that the money raised will be spent for the intended purpose, and the rest will take care ofitself. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised to date to aid the tsunami victims and begin the rebuilding process. Itwill take years, and hundreds of million dollars more, before the physical scars caused by the disaster are repaired. ' Events like the tsunami serve as painful reminders of just how fortunate we are to live in a time and place where most of us take for granted life's basic necessities of food, shelter, clean water and sanitation. We can't help but feel a need to reach out and help those who now have none of these things. We all need to do our part. But before deciding how to help, ask yourself this question: Does it make more sense to simply write a check directly to one of the relief organizations, or buy a car, take a salsa lesson, host a bead party or schedule a chiropractic evaluation in the name of tsunami relief? ' Joe Bauman is managing editor for the Eccentric Newspapers. He welcomes feedback at (248) 901-2563 or feel free to e-mail [email protected]

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January 20, 2005



With new job in hand, Canton mom looks forward to far better days .,.. ~


enee Laforest gets to do something this week she hasn't done in nearly three years. LaForest, the Canton mother of thtee whose youngest daughter, Delaney, has been battling a brain tumor, finally gets to cash a paycheck. That may not seem such a big thing to you or me, or to anyone else with a regular job that pro-yides a check every week or two, no matter how • small. To LaForest, who for three years has had to watch her savings dry up and then, particularly in the last several months, had to depend on the kindness of strangers, it's everything. And it comes at a time when nobody could have blamed Laforest for giving up. After all, in the last. three years, she'd lost two jobs, had her daughter diagnosed with Ewin~sarcoma~dstruggkdto keep her family afloat. It was a fight neither the battle-weary LaForest nor her children ever quit fighting. Now, with a New Year and a new job at Borders in Ann Arbor, she can look forward to rebuilding the life she enjoyed before Brad Laney's illness. Kadrich "This job was a godsend;' said LaForest, whose primary skill is in corporate training and computers. The job wasn't the only thing Laforest believes, God sent her. A deeply Christian woman, LaForelrt doesn't think her family could have survived the long ordeal without a lot of prayers being answered. Members of her former church in Ohio and families in her Canton neighborhood have responded in ways LaForest couldn't have imagined. Church families at St. 1\omas a' Becket in ,Canton (her new church), along with the St. Vincent dePaul Society and the Plymouth Salvation Army, responded to her story with kindness and help. It was a lot for the proud Laforest to accept after an adult life spe~t providing for her own children, bnt she knew it was either that or crumble. She bit her tongue, swallowed her pride and let people - genuinely caring people, she was pleasantly surprised to find - help her. Families with names like Carter, Barman, Dunn, Faunce-Jones, Hulett, Weiser and Trost all banded together to provide food, clothing and shelter .. Strangers appeared at the Salvation Army and St. Thomas a' Becket with grocery bags, shopping bags or just envelopes. Some contained cash, some simply good wishes . All touched Laforest's heart equally. The generosity actually got to be too much, and when LaForest's pantry overflowed with donations, she was able to give some back to other needy families. That eased the pain of her own need. "When I think of all the families that reached

out in one way or another to bring cheer to our lives this past holiday season, prayers, gas or gro- ~ cery cards, or gifts of toys and clothing for the children, it warms my heart," she said. Still, LaForest struggled. Employer irlier .~__ employer heard her tale and, while 'lY"'pathizing,::; pointed out either that LaForest would have to miss too much time with Delaney's medical appointments, or that she'd been out of work too long. It was a Catch-22: The high-paying companies wouldn't hire her because she hadn't had a fulltime job for a couple of years, and she couldn't get the lower-paying jobs because employers figured - rightly so - LaForest would bolt at the first <.' sight of greener pastures. . <" Then came the Thesday before Christmas, when a recruiting agency found her resume on " and recommended her to Borders. Twenty-four hours later, LaForest had a three, month commitment, with a chance at full-time ~O" employment in April. '. h Until then, she's happy. The job is challenging, " her employers are willing to let her work around ''',. Delaney's medical schedule and she can even we'lf,." jeans if she wants. -. "The company seems very family-oriented, the women I work for and with have children, one woman has survived cancer herself," LaForest said. " "They were not at all fazed when I explained my', " time away from corporate America since Delaney .t> became ill and I chose to leave the work force. They focused instead on what I could bring to their organization, as it should be." She's not used to being up at 5:30 a.m. to be at ::;. work by 7:30. She's not used to having to go to bed when her kids do, so she can get enough sleep. But' '3 you definitely aren't going to hear her complaining ... , "I'm thrilled to be back at work after two-and-a- " half years off, so excited reallyl" Laforest said. " "Good stress, bad stress, it's all stress ... but I will . < find a way Jo manage the good and be grateful that iti,s finally good:' .. " The entire experience has LaForest reassessing" "1 her life, and her goals. She's considering going .. • bac'k to school to do social work, something she's, :' learned a lot about the last three years. She woul,t: 1 like to help others fighting some of the same kindsof problems the way others have helped her. • It's the one saving grace of enduring the ordeal:" , "It has setved a purpose - to point out where , ':. my focus must remain going forward, the impor- .. tance of family, and reinforced my faith, hope and: . T love in God," Laforest said. "I still pray early and ,,< often for those of you getting your lives back ~ together, and those still fighting. I've always looked ~ at all of you as a 'family' of sorts, and you will remain in my thoughts always:' <




Brad Kadrich is community editor of the Plymouth Observer. " He can be reached via e-mail [email protected] " or by phone at (734) 459-2700, ', ,;, "

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Getting to and from the North American International Auto Show

She's no jdumb blonde'; Canton model knows cars BY SAM TRICOMO STAFF WRITER

Dressed in smart black slacks and a white shirt, blonde-haired Justine Blazer of Canton has a surprise in store for any would be challengers to her automotive knowledge. The surprise: She has the answer~ "A lot of guys will try to stump you, but I'm prepared; she said as she stood near Chevrolet's latest incarnation of the mini-van, the Uplander. Blazer is one of scores of spokes models helping automakers explain their products to throngs of people attending the North American Internatioual Auto Show. The 2002 Canton High School graduate regularly travels with General Motors to various auto shows throughout the country. "I al>solutely love it, and the people 'are great; she said.

Behind Blazer's Uplander display a fellow spokes model is explaining the features of Chevy's Sierra pickup truck to a gathered crowd. Within a second of that presentation's, conclusion Blazer quickly checks her wireless microphone, collects her thoughts and launches into her own presentation about the Uplander. From the V-6 po;werplant to th~ mix of car and lpini van features in the vehicle, Blazer delivers her message seamlessly. Blazer is well practiced before a crowd. In addition to regular auto show work, she is the lead singer of her own band, Justine Blazer and the Dogmatics. This year she has also broadened her reach by performing the National Anthem for several professional sports teams including the Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics and Green Bay Packers. Before the week is out,


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Blazer will have come in ~contact with an estimated 800,000 visitors. By day two of the show Jan. 16, 210,332 people had already paid the $12 entry fee to get into the show. But cars not people are the real stars of the show and for U.S. Army Sgt. Calvin Hill of Detroit there could be no better way to spend an afternoon than squeezing between people in crowded Cobo to view the latest in sleek sedans. "It's been three years since I've been to the show and it's

really something. Seems bigger and better than I remember;' he said. Hill isn't necessarily car shopping though he'd like to be. Soon he will be rejoining his unit in Iraq where his vehicle of choice will likely be the military version of the famed Hummer. Hill and his brother-in-law Leon McGee were hoping to get close to the Ferrari Qisplay to view the newly launched Superamerica. Also hot on their list was the Cadillac hotrod the STS-V, a

PRNewswire - Planning to go to the North American International Auto Show, but worried about parking? The NAIAS Web site features an interactive map of Detroit that includes all parking garages as well as driving directions. The NAIAS is running six to ten shuttle buses daily along the Detroit River from Joe Louis Arena to the Renaissance Center parking structures. There are approximately 10,000 parking spaces in the Renaissance Center parking facilities. In addition, the Detroit People Mover is fully functional, and has several convenient stops near the NAIAS. Visit for more information. The 2005 show runs through 440-horsepower version of the already popular STS. "It was already great with the 300-horsepower engine. This is really going to be something," McGee said. Auto show organizers feel

Sunday, Jan. 23 at Cobo Center, 300 Civic Center Dr. in downtown Detroit. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Admittance ends one hQur prior to show closing. Admission is $12 adult, $6 senior citizens 65 and older, (tickets must be purchased onsite), children 12 and under free when accompanied by a parent. E Tickets can be purchased online at A voucher will be issued with every eTicket order. This voucher must be used to redeem eTickets at the eTicket window, located at the Oakland Hall entrance of Coho Center. Tickets are also available through the Ticketmaster Website, or by calling (248) 645-6666. 2005 will prove to be a good ye~r in terms of attendance. "We're thrilled with the reception we've seen so far;' said Detroit Auto Dealer's Association President Bob Thibodeau.


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Seymour visit "'" . Emmyand Golden Globe-winningactress, artist and author Jane ' Seymour willvisit the area this month. Ina personal appearance, Seymour willgive a design seminar to launch the new Grand HotelMackinacIsland Home . Collection. The free event willtake' place 1p.m. Sunday,Jan. 30, at Parisian at The Villageof Rochester Hills, on the northeast comer of Adams and Walton Boulevard. The collection was ", inspired by the Victorian decor and romantic ', ambiance of the legendary Grand Hotel on Mackinac" Island. Seymour willdiscuss her inspiration for the collection and offer creative suggestions for home dec. orating. She willalso autograph purchases from the collection. Space is limitedand reservations are required. Call(24B) 276-6705 for ' more information or to make a reservation.

Home shows help consumers brush up on new spring projects


What: Novi Home Improvement ShowWhen: Friday-Sunday, Jan. 28-30 Where: Novi Expo Center, Novi Road just south ter may have lulled you right of 1-96 . onto that sofa. With fewer daylight hours and what seems like Hours: Noon-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28; 10 a.m. to the long commute home from 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29; and 10a.m. to 6 p.m. work in the darkness, you may Sunday, Jan. 30 not be inspired for projects in your home right now. " Admission: $9 adults; $8 seniors; and children But the Novi Home Improvement Show Jan. under 12admitted free. (A paid admission 28-30 is it chance to kick off the winter "blah" includes a free one-year subscription to This , and check out what -exhibitors have to offer for your home in 2005. Old House magazine.) Now is the time to think of those spring projFor more information, call (248) 862-1019or ects and start secnring contractors or at least get names, numbers and information to make a visit BY KEN ABRAMCZYK STAFF WRITER


But when they see it at one of

these shows, they can ask a lot of questions ahout it. And we can tell them they don't need to tear out their counter, it has a 10-year warranty and is maintenance-free."

The show features more than 300 exhibitors including the latest technology, products and services for kitchens, baths, doors, windows, remodeling, arts and crafts, spas, electronics, heating, cooling and other activities.


Jim Voepel, owner of Sun Home Improvement in Plymouth, looks forward to these winter home improvement shows. "It promotes a lot of business for me," Voepel said. "Most people who go to that show are from this side of town, They leave me their names and I come out and quote jobs for them. "People can do comparison shopping right at the show, as you can see the exhibitors side-byside and find out ahout their businesses just by talking to them. You can talk with them and get an idea about that person and their busi-

cutaway of the Formica and granite, and understand what we do," Narens said. (Narens sells a granite composite product that is 95 percent granite and 5 percent polymer that is sealed.) This composite granite can be glued with epoxy to an existing countertop, but the product is also used in showers and around fireplaces, Narens said. Narens shows customers the ease ofinstallation, without any demolition, which is a large

ness." For business owners like Jim Narens, the

expense on home renovation projects.

of Southeast Michigan in Farmington Hills is all about.

"It goes over the top of existing countertop, right over the Formica, right over brick or right over tile," Narens said. "Most people aren't aware of this product - we've kind of come in

"With our product, you can actually see a

under the radar even though we've advertised.

show actually gives him a chance to display what his business - Granite Transformations


(See related chart.) Gene and Katie Hamilton, authors of books and Il)agazine articles on remodeling and repair and nationally syndicated newspaper columnists, Do It Yourself-Or Not, will

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share their how-to information to make

home improvement projects go faster and easier and offer tips for repairs to basic home improvements around the house. Joe Gagnon, the Observer eJ Beeenme's

Appliance Doctor, will broadcast his call-in show Ask ti!£ Handyman live on WXYT-AM (1270) 8-10 a.m. Saturday and Su~day, then he



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Fantastic house fits real life family BY MARY KLEMIC STAFF WRITER

Janice Morse and Craig Steinhaus smile when they speak of Morse's Bloomfield home as a "Brady Bunch house:' Indeed, the 7,800-square-foot house is beautiful enough to steal the spotlight as the set of any TV show or movie. And the stairway near the foyer can bring to mind the stairs in the home or the fictional Brady ramily. But this is the very real life residence of Morse and her niece and nephew. It's a comfortable as well as magnificent home for her and the youngsters, ages 10 and 12. "It's very livable," said Morse, interior

designer and owner of Designs Unlimited in West Bloomfield. "We"use the house ... It's not intimidating."

Morse and Steinhaus will host this year's Patron Party for the Snow Ball, the annual fund-raising event for Variety, The Children's Charity., Amodern Morse's stunning home will be the sculptureprovidesa site of the party Friday, Jan. 28. The differentviewofthe Snow Ball will take place Saturday, livingroom. Feb. 5, at the Townsend Hotel in

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Janice Morseand CraigSteinhauswillhost the PatronParty for this year's SnowBall,whichbenefits Variety,The Children'sCharity.Theparty willtake place in Morse's Bloomfieldhome,whichshe and Steinhausrenovated. Birmingham (see related item). Morse and S~inhaus, principals ofMorhaus Development of West Bloomfield, completely renovated the house. This included moving rooms to different locatiOIlS, combining smaller rooms into suites, and

even dividing a racquetball court horizontally to make it into two rooms. PLEASE SEE FAMILY. B6

The Universityof Michigan'sLibrary now offers aids to planning and planting an organic gar-. den. " Anelectronic collecti
tions related to organic agriculture are online at: The more than 200 documents in the collection were published before 1942, a period before synthetic chemicals became widelyused. yet, the collection contains state-ofthe-art information and data that is still quite per. tinent for today's agriculture. The collection comes . from the Alternative FarmingSystems , Information Center, part Of the National Agricultural . Libraryand is fullysearchable and availableto the public at no cost. Formore on the U-MLibrary,visit:

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"Christmas is over,and nowfor your toys. Batteries are needed for all girls and boys. So, whichones are best? And which passed our test?" say James and Morris Carey,writing for AP . WeeklyFeatures. "Some batteries last . longer than others. To ' determine which are best for you, we loaded leading brands of disposable alkaline AA-and D-cellbatteries into toy trains, various flashlights and portable ' CDplayers:' they write. "Weran each one continuously until each battery. was totally drained. "In the models and ' products we tested, two brands lasted the longest: "In CDplayers and smaller flashlights,' Energizer Max Double-Aswere tops. Forpowering"up our toy trains, DuracellCopper-top Double-As" ' chugged' longest. For heavy-duty • emergency " lanterns, Duracell , Copper-top D-cellsmade the grade."

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:!lver wonder what the big a~on is to RV travel? W!inder no more after a visit to thl" Michigan Camper; 'Iravel & RV Show at the Pontiac Sitverdome Jan. 26-30. ::Many enthusiasts enjoy the fltitibility, convenience and affprdability of RV travel," said Mf!



Ash borer fair , Seminars The Emerald Ash Borer Inlormation and Ash Wood Utilization Fair will take place English Gar~ens presents free garden11a.m, to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at ing seminars Saturdays In January at the Washienaw County Farm Councii its five metro Detroit stores - in West Grounds 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road in Bloomfield (phone (248) 851-7506), Ann Arbor. Royal Oak/Troy (phone (248) 280-9500), The event is Iree and open to the pubDearborn Heights (phone (313)2784433), Clinton Township (phone (586) lic. It is hosted by Michigan State 286-6100) and Eastpointe (phone (586) University, In partnership with the 771-4200). Southeast Michigan State University Starting Seeds Indoors wiil be the topic Extension Resource Conservation and 11a,m: Jan. 22, Get a head start on garDevelopment Councli. dening and learn how to grow your own for more information, call Karen -transplants, English Gardens experts Reynolds, EABeducation coordinator at wlli share their knowledge of growing Washtenaw County MSUExtension, at flowers and vegetables from seed, (734) 997-1678,or e-mail her at reynollearn which varieties work best. and [email protected] what's required to get the best results, Using a variety of educational displays Two seminars wlli be presented Jan. 29: and demonstrations, the fair wiil Introduetion to Orchjds at 11a.m. and address many of the quesiions homeAtiracting Birds to Your Yard at 1p.m. owners may have about the Emerald Orchids are the longest lasiing of ali Ash Borer and about the treatment and flowering plants, providing beautiful utilization options that exist for their blooms that last many month~ The trees. morning seminar wiil provide an IntroAmong the presenters wiil be represenduetion to ali English Gardens' varieties tatives lrom many government agen~ and give tips on caring for orchids cies, area businesses (including tree throughout the year. It wiil be presentcare services, sawmills, woodworkers, ed by John Doherty of 2ephyrus and wood produet indusiries) and local Orchids at the ~oyal Oak/Troy store, municipalities, ' and by an English Gardens expert at Beverly Hills Garden Club the other stores. This RV kitchen features granite counters, inside Of a Landmark model, which will be exhibited by General RV in Wixom The Beverly Hills Garden Club wiil meet The afternoon seminar wili give you at the Michigan Camper, Travel & RV Show at the Pontiac Silverdome Jan. 26.30. 1p,m. Tuesday, Feb.1. at the Beverly tips on plant materials and other eleHills Village Oltice, 18500 W.13Mile. ments necessary to create a garden The 22nd annual MichiglU). . will feature accessories, towing Alaska RV vacation. DuFresne George Papadalis, owner 01Telly's that's home to birds, butierilles and Camper, Travel & RV Show systems and camping and is an author of over 15 outdoor Nursery in Troy, will preseni the proother smali creatures. hours are 3 p.m.-9 p.m. cooking equipment. and wilderness/travel books, gram, Annuals for the Perennial Border. Another free seminar, Growing Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m. Tips and advice will be availincluding Lonely Planet's Guests are welcome. Beautiful Orchids, will take place 1-2 9.p.m. Satorday; and 11 a.m;able from RVexperts on selec"Alaska" guidebook and Livonia Garden Club p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at the West 6p.m. Sunday. Admission is tion, pricing, features, options, "Michigan's Best The livonia Garden Club will meet 7:30 Bloomfield, Royal Oak/Troy and Clinton $7.50; $3 for children 6-14 and design and maintenance. Campgrounds: A Guide to the p,m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. at the livonia Township store~ children five and under admitRVers can bring a recipe for Best 150 Public Campgrounds Senior Center, Five Mile and Farmington For the nearest English Gardens located free. the Campfire Cook-Along in the Great Lakes State." tion, cali (800) 335-GROWor visit Road. Internet Espress Tickets, Recipes program and get A 1929 Ford Model A A floral design stalt member from which include a free parking online access to dozens of other Roadster pulling a 1930 English Gardens will give a step-by-step , MBH Garden Cfub pass, are available online at campground and tailgate cookCovered Wagon Travel Trailer demonstration of design basics for Oakland University's Meadow Brook Hall ingideas. will be in the antique auto fresh flower arrangements. Garden Club will meet 10 a.m. Friday, m. And finally to see the whole camping display from RV hisVisitors are welcome: Jan. 28, in the .CoachHouse adjacent to . On-site parking is available show, Parabounce helium baltorian and Smithsonian conDownriver Rose Society Meadow Brook Hall, on the OUcampus for a fee. Weekday adult admisloon ride will gently float a sultant David Woodworth. The Downriver RoseSociety will meet in Rochester. sion discount coupons are rider up to Silverdome's roof Vacation informatiou will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.2, at the Member Nan laRosa, master gardener available at Big Boy. while being tethered. available on all the camping Brownstown Community Center, 21311 and Irequent visitor to the famous For more information visit ShowSpan also produces the and travel destination options Telegraph in Brownstown (between Cheisea Flower Show in london, Ford Field Camper, Travel & from tourism bur~aus and Sibley and West roads). Engiand, wiil be the guest speaker. She m or call (800) 328-6550. RV Show March 3-6 in Detroit. campgrounds. Other exhibits Nancy lindley, author 01 Rosesfor wiil present slides showing the 1atest Michigan, will present a colorful and trends In gardening as well as other lively slide presentation of Old Garden visual treats from the show. Roses,antiqUe and Iragrant roses that Non-member donation $5. Reservations succeed in Michigan. Admission is Iree. aren'i required. The public may atiend. For more inlorFor more Information, call (248) 299mation, call Mike at (8m 860-5364 or 3948 or visit Tom at (734) 783-5010. 4'

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It's idea time: Shop at home ,shows for contractors justglanced at the indoor/outdoor thermometer that's reading 122 F. It's hard to think that spring isn't all that far away. But then again, just a few days ago, it was 502 F. Ah, Michigan weather. One thing for sure about this time of year: . there will be several home and garden shows to visit. Being in the building trade as an educator, columnist and contractor, and as homeowners, I, along with my wife, Karen, like to visit the shows for ideas. When we're at the shows, we often have differing opinAsk ions on what is good and bad. I'm always interested in new Dad construction techniques and materials, new and innovative Harry tools and equipment, fastenJachym ers and the like. These are the things Karen refers to as "boring stuff:' (Hey, it must be a guy thing). Karen loves the garden displays and uses them for ideas to incorporate into our garden. Thanks to these ideas and Karen's artistic eye, we have quite an attractive yard. She also likes visiting the kitchen and bath displays for decorating ideas and she's always on the look out for wall and window treatment tips. And no visit to a home and garden show would be complete, in her mind without a stop at the Humane Society and the TLC greyhound adoption booths to say hello to the dogs. (We have two rescued greyhounds.) No matter how you look at the home . improvement and garden shows there is bound to be something there for everyone even if you see some of the displays as "boring stoff." Just as we consumers are there looking for the best deals and best information on products and senires, the vendors are there trying to sell them to us.


VENDORS PUSH FOR SALES Sometimes the sales techniques used by some vendors can be a bit intense. Keep in mind that competition is keen and booth rental can be " costly so the vendors need to make sales. Now please don't think for one moment that

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N,omidter how yoU look at the home improvement and garden shows there is bound to be something there for everyone even if you see some of the displays as "boring stuff."

I'm criticizing the shows. In fact, this much competition in one place is advantageous for consumers. ABwith any sales agreement you enter into, do it as a smart cousumer. It's definitely best to get at least three quotes on any project. You'U find that there may be vast price differences between vendors for the same job. Don't be afraid to ask for an explanation of these differences. The cheapest (or most expensive) are not necessarily the best choice. Don't forget to get and verify references. ABk to see a copy of the copy of the contractor's license and their certificates of insurance before making your final selection. A homeowner is responsible for payment to subcontractors or vendors who were not paid by the contractor. Licensed contractors in Michigan pay into the construction lien recovery fund. This money is used to compensate a homeowner who has a lien put on their property hyan unpaid subcontractor or supplier. Further, you can be held responsible for an injured employee or damage to a neighbor's property if the contractor doesn't have proper protection. Most important, don't sign on with anyone you are not entirely comfortahle with. Be certain to get everything in writing and keep a copy. The Novi Home Improvement Show runs Jan. 28-30 at the Novi Expo Center. See you there on Sunday, Jan. 30, along with Joe Gagnon and the ABk The Handyman crew. Harry Jachym writes Ask Dad, a column on home issues ranging from repairs and maintenance to building and remodeling projects. He is a Plymouth resident. Send any questions or comments to Jachym at [email protected] or in care of Ken Abramczyk, Observer & Eccentric Newspapers, 805 E. Maple, Birmingham 48009.







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In the PowerFlo Filter Falls, water exits the filter chambers through a 19.inch spillway to create a relaxing and captivating waterfall. The spillway's threaded bulkheads allow pond own~rs to control the outflow of water so they can create multiple small waterfalls or streams. Water can also be diverted from the spillway to another filtration system for added purification. Another feature increases oxygen levels in the water garden to enhance the health of pond fish. The PowerFio Skimmer Filter is designed to keep tbe water surface clear and control algae. Its features include a spacious area for housing a pump, and a floating door to keep fish from entering. Laguna is a division of the Rolf C. Hagen Corp. The new filters are available at major pond and garden stores. For more information, visit

(NAPSI) - Many people ' don't think abont choosing a water heater until they're faced with an emergency situation. Fortunately, researching water heaters now can make finding the right heater easier whenever you need one. When shopping for a replocemeJ:lt heater or selecting a heater for your new home, one of the most important questions you can ask is: What size water heater do I need to keep my water temperature hot and my utility costs low? A water heater's ability to meet household demand is determined by a combination of tank capacity and energy input. The amount of hot water a water heater can deliver in the first hour of use is called the "first hour rating" and is a critical figure during peak demand periods. The best way to increase first-hour rating is to increase tank capocity. "It really boils down to a lifestyle issue," says Cliff Deidiker of State Water Heaters. "The average family


A water heater's ability to meet household demand is determined by a combination of tank capacity and energy input.

--~I today uses more hot water than ten years ago." He points out that nearly every home now has a washing machine, a dishwasher, and a minimum of two bathrooms. Furthermore, an increasing number of homes are being equipped with large whirlpool tubs that use up to 80 gallons of hot water at onetime. "People are using the bathroom more as a retreat. They're bathing in bigger tubs and taking longer showers with multiple shower heads that use a , significant amount of a home's hot water supply," says Deidiker. Plumbing contractors are


Since most homes have dishwashers, washing machines and two bathrooms, plumbing contractors recommend larger water heaters, mum of120QF to reduce the risk of scald burns. In order to meet ever-chang~' ing lifestyle demands, a comprehensive selection of State Water Heaters is available from professional controctors nationwide. To find a contrac- ' tor near you, visit www.state- . or call 800365-0024.

increasingly recommending and installing 50- to 75-gallon capacity water heaters as opposed to sll)aller models. Safety is also a key consideration. Manufacturers now preset water heater thermostats to the lowest point on the thermostat prior to shipping. State strongly recommends the thermostat then be set to a maxi-


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Here are more home shows: The Palace Home Improvement Show: Feb. 4-6 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Hours: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4; 10 a.m. -9 p.m., . answer consqJners' questions Saturday, Feb. 5, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 6. Admission: after the show opens I't 10 am. $9.75, adults; $8.75 seniors, children 12 and under admitted free. Gagnon will be joined St1J1day by Beverly DeJulio, host of HandyMa'am on PBS and Easy Does It on Harry Jachym, a colnmnist who ,\¥rites Ask Dad for the'Observer Discovery Chanael, shares her how-to expertise by offering tips for repairs to improvements and redecorating that make life easier ei ECcentric. (See Jachym's colaround the house. umn insidetoday's At Home secThere will be the Ultimate Home Theater Hook-Up giveaway '.tion; Ga~Wi!s:1l!'lumu will sponsored by 100.3 WN,ICand Grosse Pointe Alarm, live broadcasts app~ _Th.1i~.y.),J:VJRof WJR's Home Improvement show with Murray Gula, sponsored by AM's If?/l?,elmp'rot;~t show James Hardie Sidinq Products and live Appearances by radio hosts with Murray Gull' will al'lO be from WNIC. For more information, call (248) 862-1019 or visit • broadcast from the'N'ovi 'show. ' • ' Chef J. WarI'fn, prof'essionitIly The Macomb Home Improvement Show: Feb. 18-20 at the trained ""Eicotive chef aud former tadio and TV host The 80: ' Macomb Sports and Expo Center at the Macomb Community College South Campus at Hayes and Martin, just south of 12 Mile in .;M,itiuteGpurmet ~ SnHHI Warren Famous Secret Restaurant Hours are noon-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18; 10 a.m. -9 p.m. Saturday, Recip'cs, will share his art and talFeb. 19, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20. Admission is $5 adults, ent in the culinary arts as he pres$3 seniors and children 12 and under free. Other features of the ents The Joy of Chocolate demonshow are Taste of the Town with daily cooking demonstrations, strations from the show as seen on NBC News, HGTV, The Today , recipes, ideas, tips and more from culinarians, including Macomb Community College's Culinary Arts Department. For more informaShow and Good Morning tion, call (248) 862-1019 or visit America~ Ford Field Home & Garden Show (Feb. 24-27) and Michigan Home Consumers can enter contests, & Garden Show (March 10-13): Includes flowering gardens, landtoo. There's a House of Nails conscapes and exhibits on the latest home and garden products and test sponsored by Wallside services. Gardens and landscapes with blooming perennials, waterWindows where you can win up falls, reflecting ponds, fountains, brick walkways and patios will be to $10,000 of windows. created for each show. Another contest - The Ugly 'Show hours are: 3-9:30 p.m., the Thursday of the show; noonBathroom Contest - also returns 9:30 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. this year, sponsored by Mathison Sunday. Admission for each show is $8 for adults, $4 for children Supply of Livonia, Garden City 6-14 and children five and under admitted free. and Canton where visitors can For more information on either of these shows, visit win a $10,000 bathroom or tion. or call (800) 328-6550. There will also be a treasure chest contest with daily prizes. [email protected] I(734)953;1107


POI FROM PAGE Bl Why carry two separate devices when you can carry one? Admittedly, the Treo's builtin camera could be better, and more memory would be nice,

but it's still the best smartph,one I've ever used. If you're into games, the best PDAyou've never heard of is the Tapwave zodiac. Reminiscent ofNintendo's Game Boy, the Zodiac offers vastly superior graphics and sound. -

Plus, it's a full-blown PDA, capable of running all the same great software as, say, the Tungsten T5. .'" In fact, it matches the T5

almost feature-for-feature, but. costs quite a bit less. The 32MB model sells for $269; the 128MB model, for $349. My sole complaint with the Zodiac is its size.

Though thin, it's a bair longer and wider than most other PDAs, making it a bit less pocket-friendly. Finally, while I've never been a fan of Windows Mobile (formerly known as Pocket PC) PDAs, which I find overcomplicated, the Dell Asim XSO 520MHz merits consideration. Currently selling for just $339, it features both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless capabilities, plus Windows Media Player 10 Mobile. The latter enables you to watch movies and TV shows recorded on a Windows XP Media


Center Edition PC. I love that capability, and for the moment only select Pocket PC handhelds offer it. Something to consider, Whatever PDAyou pick for 2005, there's a game you gotta have:Zuma ( ajustreleased mobile version of the online classic.

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"Everybody cooks. (In this kitchen) everybody can cook at the same time and not be in anybodys way." The kitchen includes two islands, one with room for seating. Among other featores are task lighting, a Miele coffee maker, a warming drawer for bread, a wine 'cooler and a beverage drawer. An adjoining area contains a stone fireplace and a marble table ringed by chairs. The fireplace and countertops are brown, the table and cabinets white, the chairs black.


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Plymouth's volleyball team is "' improving with age. The Wildcats advanced to the semifinal round of the University of Michigan-Dearborn Invitational Saturday before getting knocked off by evel).tual champion Farmil).gton Hills Harrison in a three-set cliff'"-hanger. "That is the best we've played so far this season; said Plymouth coach Kelly McCausland, whose team now stands at 1'1-5-1."I was extremely pleased with the girls' performance:' Junior Jeanine Moise stood out for the Wildcats, netting 40 digs, 54 kills and 13 blocks. She received a lot of


Walled Lake Northern couldn't buy a victory in its first nine frustration-filled games_ So on Thesday night at Salem, the Knights trapped one. Sparked by a smothering, half-court trap in the second half, Northern outlasted the Rocks, 46-40, for its first boys basketball triumph of the season. Salem's record dipped to 1-9 (1-3 in the Western Lakes Activities Association). "lfeel good for the kids," Walled Lake Northern coach John Sharpe said. "We!vebeen in all of our games this year, we just haven't been able to finish. We even struggled at the end tonight. 'We wanted to mix up our defenses tonight and come Olltwith something different in the second half We played a man-to-man in the first half, and then trapped in the second. The kids worked real hard:' The Knights' scoring was balanced as four players accounted for 40 of their 46 points. Ryan Bahnmiller and Alex Jillper both netted 12, while Nick Bortz and Joel Darin each contribllted eight. Senior forward Jeff Lake paced Salem with II points. Billy Leddy had seven and Brad Zonca, Joe Halowicz and Kyle Price scored six apiece. Halowicz, who earned his first start of the season, grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. Leddy, Price and Dave Cardenas all pulled down six. Both teams took a while to heat up Tllesday night. The first points didn't come until Leddy drained a long 3-pointer almost four minutes into the game. As far as shooting accuracy went, things didn't get much better the remainder of the first half, which ended with the score knotted at 19-19. The Knights hit just 8-of-24 first-half shots, while the Rocks connected on 7-of-26. With their trap giving Salem fits, the Knights found their rhythm offensively, too, as they scored the first eight points of the third quarter to go up, 27-19. B.J. Johnson and Bahnmiller both hit treys and Darin a<\ded a laYllPduring the run. A Roper jumper With five minutes left to play gave the Knights their biggest lead - 37-28 - but Salem countered with a 6-0 run of its own on a Leddy laYllP and four points frum Zonca to cut the deficit to 37-34 with 3:23 left. However, Northern regained the momentum seconds later when Bahnmiller pulled up four feet beyond the 3-point line and buried a long triple - and the Rocks' comeback. "That was a huge shot," Sharpe said. "My shooters were getting good looks all night, but the shots weren't fulling. Ryan's only a sophomore, but he's not afraid to take the big shots." A Cardenas free throw got Salem to within 44-40 with 15 seconds to go, but Bahnmiller finished off the Knights' first win with an uncontested laYllPwith seven ticks left.


help from setter Sarah Haskins, who recorded 73 assists, seven service aces and 12 digs. "Jeanine played a very technically sound match;' McCausland said. "She really stepped up when we needed her to." Other, Wildcat standouts were Lindsey Vogelsberg (31 digs), Brandi SWYIlart, Janet Hanchett (16 kills and II digs) and sophomore Brittany Hengesh, who registered 14 blocks in her first varsity action. Plymouth opened pool play with wins over Huron Valley (25-10, 25-16) and Redford Union (25-14, 25-15) before splitting with Dearborn Divine Child (25-9, 16-25). In the singleelimination portion of the tourney, the Wildcats upended Livonia Stevenson, 25-21, 25-16, before falling to the Hawks, 25-18, 16-25, 15-4.

Canton Agape Christian is starting to make some serious noise in the Michigan Independent Athletic . Conference, and that's music to the ears of boys basketball coach Keith Auleitner. The Wolverines, who are 4-4 overall, ran their MIAC record to 2-0 Thesday night with a convincing 65-52 road victory at Sterling Heights Bethesda Christian. The Eagles fell to 3-40overall, 2-1 in the MIAC. "The boys played very, very hard tonight," Anleitner said. "They played

good, man-to-mal) defense and they shot well. Bryan Horning had a breakout game for us tonight with 19 points and 16 rebounds." The Wolverines raced to a 15-II firstquarter lead and 36-19 halftime advantage. The Eagles outscored the Wolves, 33-29, over the final 16 minutes, but it was too little, too late. Three Agape players scored in double digits. Joining Horning were Jack Auleitner and Gabe Molnar, who both had 14. Chris Seitz paced the hosts offensive attack with 18 points. Sean Clancy scored 16 for the Eagles.

Agape shot well from the free-throw line, making 18-of-24 attempts. Bethesda struggled from the line, connecting on only II-of-18. The Wolverines will be severely tested Friday night when they host Taylor Baptist Park at Canton's Discovery Middle School. "Baptist Park is unbeaten in the league, too, so this is a big game for us," Anleitner said. "Our goal is to win the league, which means we need to beat Baptist Park." The opening tip is set for 7:30 p.m. [email protected] I (734) 953-2108

Canton spikers bump Franklin in game 5 BY ED WRIGHT STAff WRiTER

It was probably a coincidence that the team stationed on the north side of the net won the first four games of Monday night's volleyball match between Canton and Livonia Franklin - but Chiefs coach Alex Perrin wasn't going to take any chances. "When we got to choose which side we wanted for Game 5, I went with the side that all had all the wins; Perrin said. Good choice. .. Canton won the fifth and deciding game, 15-7, but the deciding factor turned out to be the Clliefs~ accurate serving and nearly flawless execution, not the side of the court. The victory boosted the Chiefs' record to 8-7-3 overall and 1-2i'n the Western Lakes Activities Association. The Patriots fell to 0- in theWLAA. "There was a lot of tension built up for the final game; Perrin aid. "Franklin is a lot like our team - it doesn't have a lot of big hitt
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Coaches: Please call in results All high school athletic coaches are asked to call in the results of their games - whether they win o(lose - to Obs~rver 'Sports Editor Ed Wright at (734) 953-2108. If the answering machine comes on, please leave a message and your call will be returned promptly. The deadlines for results are midnight , early Wednesday for Thursday's edition and midnight early Saturday for Sunday's edition. If it is more convenient, coaches can e-mail results to Wright at [email protected] net; or they can fax results to Wright at (734) 591-7279. It is Important that all coaches take the few minutes it requires to report results so that all of the area's young athletes get the coverage they deserve.

P-C Pride needs players The Plymouth-Canton Pride fast-pitch softball organization has a few spots remaining on its 2005 rosters. The Pride offers three levels of fast-pitch competition to' girls ages 8-16 in the U10, U-12,U-14and U-16 divisions. Parents who are interested in getting their daughters involved in this organization should visit the Pride's Web site

at ; or contact Denny Taylor at (734) 677-4257 or Tony Gould at (734) 2540421. The Pride will also accept applications at the Greater Canton Youth Baseball and Softball Association registration slated for 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Summit on the Park in Canton.

Gymnasts shine Four local gymnasts performed well at the Gym America Dominique Moceanu Invitational event held Jan. 7-9 in Broadview Heights, Ohio. Level 7 gymnast Kayla Weber, a fifth-grader at Eriksson Elementary School, won the balance beam in her age division with a 9.20. Weber also placed seventh on the vault (8.925), fourth on the bars (9.00), second on the floor (9.20) and second all-around (36.325). In the Level 5 competition, Sidney lane, a fourth-grade student at Gallimore Elementary School, won the vault with an 8.85. Other Level 5 gymnasts who placed were Olivia Ozeranic, a thirdgrader at Eriksson Elementary, finished eight on the vault (8.35) and eighth on the beam (8.525), and Paige Wright, a fifth-grader at Eriksson, placed 10th on the floor (8.80). Gym America is coached by Claudia and Ed Kretschmer. Gymnasts from all over the Midwest participated.



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Livonia Churchill tOok the air out of the ball duriug Thesday night's game against Canton. Canton countered by takiug the wind out of the Chargers' offense. The ChiefS' defense huclded down to secure a 43-37 victory over Churchilr,llnproving their record to 6-4 overall and 2-2 in the Western Lakes Activities Association. The Chargers dropped to 1-9 overall and 0-4 intheWLAA. "When Churchill has the ball, they take a lot of time off the clock, so they make you play defense for 35 to 40 seconds;' said Canton coach Charlie Paye. 'We were in control most of the game. We shot okay tonight, but not great." .Senior guard David Calille paced a balanced Canton scoring attack with 11 points. Senior forward Julian Smith added 10 and Kevin Thornton twined seven. Thornton led all rebounders with nine boards;



Smith hauled down seven. Cortoe Diaz netted nine points and sis rebounds for the' hosts. Nick Carignau had eight and five, respectively. . Canton led 13-8 after one quarter, 21-15 at the intermission and 35-26 with eight minutes to play. The closest the Chargers got was the sis-point final margin. Neither team shined at the free-throw line. Canton hit just 6-of-15 from the stripe while the Chargers connected on only 6-of-10. Livonia Stevenson 54, Plymouth 51: Luke Koochel nailed a pair of free throws iu the final 20 seconds to secure Livonia Stevenson (3-7, 1-3) a WLAA win Thesday over the host Wildcats (7-3, 3-1). Junior Andy Madeleine, who had four of Stevenson's sis fourth-quarter points, finished with a game-high 16. He also grabbed sis rebounds. Junior

Charter Township of Canton Board ProceedingsJanuary 11, 2005 A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Canton was held Tuesday. January 11, 2005, at 46000 Summit 'Parkway. Supervisor Yaek called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Ron Call Members Preoent: Bennett, Caccamo, Kirchgatter, LaJoy, McLaughlin, Yack, Zarbo Members Staff Present: Director Minghine, Director Durack, Director Santomauro, Director Conklin, Director Faas Adoption of Agenda Motion by Bennett, supported by McLaughlin to approve the agenda, moving Item C-1. Budget Amendment - General Fund Community Services Division to Item G.8. Budget Amendment General Fund -Community Services Division as amended. Motion carried unanimously. Approval of Minutes Motion by Bennett, supported by Zarbo to approve the Special Board Meeting Minutes of December 9, 2004. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Bennett, supported by Kirchgatter to approve the Regular Board Minutes of December 14, 2004. Motion carried unanimously. Citizen's Non Agenda Item Comments: Dan McCausland, 328 Haggerty Road, stated he had a complaint to bring before the Board in regards to the Township of Canton and a residential home he owns. In 2001 Mr. McCausland relocated a home on a piece of property he had purchased on Haggerty Road. Mter the relocation Mr. McCausland found that there was an improper sewer connection on that property. Mr. McCausland facilitated the repairs to that sewer connection and initiated a contract that allowed the neighbors on either side of this property to drain into this sewer connection. The house was relocated and reconstructed with all permits obtained. Motion by Caccamo to delay a decision and pursue a fact finding mission and to issue a 90 day Temporary Certificate of Occupancy, Supervisor Yack asked for a second, no second, motion failed. Motion by Bennett, supported by Caccamo to direct the Director of Municipal Services to pursue the issuance of a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy, based upon the presentation of a 100% bond, or deposit of remittance to the Township, pending resolution of the issu,es in court related case to 821 N. Haggerty. Motion carried unanimously. Payment of Bills Motion by Kirchgatter, supported by Zarbo to approve payment of the bills as presented. Motion carned unanimously. Expenditure Recap for January 11, 2005

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supported by Zarbo to open the public hearing at 7:45 to consider establishment of the Mapco Industrial Development District. Motion carried unanimously. George Merchant, President of MAPCO Manufacturing, stated that his grandfather established the auto supplier business in 1952 in Plymouth. In 1971 his grandfather sold the business to his father. Mr. Merchant began working in the family owned business in 1985. The business currently has 41 employees and the facility is outdated. The business needs a new facility and the owners want to stay in Canton. The new facility will be 30,000 square feet and the company stated they will keep the current facility and refurbish. Motion by Bennett, supported by Kirchgatter to close the public hearing at 7:55. p.m. to consider establishment of the Mapco Industrial Development District. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Bennett, supported by Kirchgatter to adopt the resolution

establishing the MAPCO Industrial Development District P.A. 198, 1974, as amended.

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Act- No. 198 of the Public Acts of 1974, as amended, the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Canton has the authority to establish an Industrial Development District within the Charter Township of Canton; and, WHEREAS, the property owner has requested the establishment of the MAPCO Industrial Develop)llent District on property herein described which is located. within the unincorporated territory of the Township; and, WHEREAS, construction, acquisition, alteration, or installation of a proposed facility has not commenced at the time of filing the request to establish this district; and, WHEREAS, written notice has given by mail to all owners of real property located within the district and to the public by newspaper advertisement in the Canton Observer and/ or published posting of the hearing on the establishment of the district; and, WHEREAS, on January 11~2005, a public h~aring was held at which all owners of real property within the proposed industrial Development District and all residents and taxpayers of Canton were afforded an opportunity to be heard thereon; and, WHEREAS, the Board of TrUstees of Canton deems it to be in the public interest of the Charter Township of Canton to establish the

MAPCO Industrial Development District as proposed. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Boar& of Trustees of the Charter Township of Canton that the following described parcels of land situated in the Charter Township of Canton, County of Wayne, State of Michigan, to wit: Parcel 4 of Tax I.D. #128-99-0005_701: Part of the S.E. _ of Section 32;T.2 S., R.8E, Canton Township, Wayne County, Michigan, more particularly described as beginning at a point on the South line of said Section 32, distant South 87 degrees 32 minutes 28 seconds West 471.72 feet from the Southeast corner of said Section 32, and proceeding thence South 88 degrees 09 minutes 00 seconds West 536.06 feet, along the South line of said Section 32; thence North 01 degrees 03 minutes 40 seconds East 309.99 feet; thence South 88 degrees 56 niinutes 20 seconds East 277.52 feet; thence North 01 degrees 03 minutes 40 seconds East 65.24 feet; thence South 88 degrees 56 minutes 20 seconds East 257.85 feet; thence South 01 degrees 03 minutes 40 seconds West 348.00 feet, along the center line of Beck Road to the point of beginning. Containing 4.03 acres. Subject to easements of records, and that part taken, used or deeded to Beck Road. Be and hereby are

Thny Lenardon and senior Tom Clements chipped in with 10 and nine points, respectively. Juniors D.J. Coleman and Jim Wilbur tallied 14 and n, respectively, for Plymouth, which trailed 30-24 at halftime and 48-39 after three quarters. Josh Le Due added nine. "Even though we scored just sis points in the last quarter, we showed more poise and took care of the basketball; Stevenson coach Bill Dyer said. The loss snapped a threegame winning streak for Plymouth. "Stevenson has lost seven games by less than five points, so they're not as bad as their record would indicate; said Plymouth coach Thm Van Wagoner. "It was a winnable game for us, we just came out and played too passive. We ouly committed two fouls the entire first half. Stevenson ran some nice screens to get some kids open for threes, and we didn't handle them properly. "Every team we play from here on out is going to make us earn a win, that's for sure."

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79, PCA 52: The Chargers drained eight three-point field goals to dampen the Eagles' hopes of pulling out a big road win. The loss dropped PCA to 4-5 overall and 0-3 in the .Michigan Independent Athletic Conference. Inter-City improved to 6-3 overall and 2o in the league. "I was happy with our performance tonight; we just didn't shoot well; said PCA coach Doug Taylor. "We executed our offense well and we did a good job of breaking their press. The shots just weren't falling." Aaron Ciborowski led the Eagles with 17 points and nine rebounds. Stephen Sumner played well, netting 12 points and sis assists. Matt Saagman scored 12 points for PCA, which hit just 3-of-10 free throws. Inter-City raced to a 35-23 lead at the halfbefore icing the win with a 31-point fourth quarter. Lance Wild and Stephen Draper both sco~d 15 to lead the Chargers' attack.

established as an Industrial Development District, pursuant to the provisions of Act 198 of the Public Acts of 1974, as amended, to be

known as the MAPCO Industrial Development District. CONSENT CALENDAR: Item 1. BUDGET AMENDMENT - GENERAL FUND - COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION. (FBD) Moved to Item G. 8 GENERAL CALENDAR:ltem 1. CONSIDER SPECIAL LAND USE FOR MATERIAL SCIENCES CORPORATION. (MSD) Motion by Beunett, supported by McLaughlin to adopt the resolution for special use for Material Sciences Corporation. Motion carried unanimously. RESOLUTION



Special Use for Material Sciences Corporation WHEREAS, the Project Sponsor, Mr. Marlin Wroubel, has requested special use approval for Material Sciences Corporation to be located on Commerce Drive between I~275 and Hannan Roads, identified as tax EDP #046~99~0008-732; and WHEREAS, the Planning Commission found the proposed special use to be consistent 'with the development objectives of the Township and recommended approval; and, WHEREAS, the Board has reviewed the proposed special use and determines the proposal to be consistent with the Zoning Ordinance regulations and development objectives subject to the conditions described in the analysis and recommendation form attached hereto and made a part hereof. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Canton, Michigan does hereby approve the request of the Project Sponsor, Mr. Marlin Wroubel, to conduct the special use for the proposed Material Sciences Corporation subject to compliance with any conditions contained herein and all other regulations of the Township. Item 2.

CONSIDER SITE PLAN FOR HAGGERTY MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING. (MSD) Motion by Bennett, supported by McLaughlin to adopt the resolution for the site plan for Haggerty Medical Office Building. Motion carried unanimously. RESOLUTION OF BOARD

OF TRUSTEES, CHARTER TOWNSIllP OF Canton Township, Site Plan for Haggerty Medical Office Building WHEREAS, the Project Sponsor, Mr. Mike Boggio, has requested

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for the Haggerty Medical Office Building to be located on Haggerty Road between Ford and Cherry Hill Roads, identified as tax EDP #050-01~0004.000; and, WHEREAS, the Planning Commission reviewed the site plan and made a recommendation to approve the request to grant site plan approval, as summarized in the attached written analysis and recommendation. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Canton, Michigan does hereby approve the request of the petitioner, Mr. Mike Boggio, to approve the site plan for the proposed Haggerty Medical Office Building subject to any and all state and local development regulations and further subject to any conditions recommended by the Planning Commission and staft: as described in the analysis and recommendation attached hereto and made a part

hereof. Item 3. MORRISfl'WP. INITIATED REQUEST TO AMEND THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. (MSD) Motion by Beunett, supported by McLaughlin to accept the Planning Commission's decision to amend the Future Land Use Map of the changing the land use designation on parcel and 086-99-0002-002 Medium-Low Density Shopping (Office use recommended.) Motion

Comprehensive Plan nos. 086-99-0002~001 Residential to Local carried unanimously.

Item 4. CONSIDER PURCHASE OF FREEANCE SOFTWARE. (MSD) Motion by Bennett, supported by Kirchgatter to authorize the purchase of Freeance Software, from the TDC Group as described on the attached quote, not to exceed $5,750. This purchase was included in the 2005 budget and funds are available in the Planning Services Capital line item, account #101.853~977-0000. Motion

carried unanimously. Item 5. APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF NEW CARPET FOR SUMMIT ON THE PARK Motion by Bennett, supported by Caccamo to approve the purchase and replacement of carpet at Summit on the Park by Professional Commercial Services, Inc., 34201 Industrial Road, Livonia, MI 48150, in the amount of $8,290.70 and to charge the expense to the Community Center Fund Capital Outlay - Buildings Account #208757-975-0000, Item #1. Motion carried unanimously. Item 6.


Jan. 14-15 at Wayne TEAM STANDINGS: 1. South Lyon, 311 points; 2. Dearborn Edsel Ford. 223: 3. Wayne Memorial. 207: 4. Wyandotte Roosevelt, 197: 5. Plymouth. 155: 6. Westland John Glenn, 109: 7. Dearborn Heights Annapolis, 78: 8. Garden City. 55.

flNAL RESULTS 200-yard medley relav: 1. South Lyon (Ryan Fulkerson,. Matt Witkowski, Kevin Grinell, 2ach Kadykowski), 1:46.14: 2. Edsel Ford, 1:51.76:3. Wayne. 1:56.12. 200 freeslyle: 1. Josh Gale (SL), 1:52,45: 2. Evan Danz (WR). 1:58.58: 3. 3. Paul Mosier (WM). 2:00.46'ZOO individual medley: 1. Witkowski (SL). 2:07.88: 2. Craig Smith (WR). 2:15.08: 3. Kyle Wroblewski (DEFl, 2:22.98. 50 freestyle: 1. Kyle Kubitz (OEF), 23.84: 2. Grlnell (Sl). 24.26; 3. Kyle Erdmann (WM), 24.41. Oiving: 1. Chris Noel (WR). 330.00 points (11dives): 2. Jarett Machovec (WM), 29495: 3. Kevin Beesley (WR). 292.80. lDD buIIerflv: 1. Fulkerson (SL). 54.95: 2. Grinell (SL), 58.92: 3. Andy Knisely (P). 59.28. 100 freestyle: 1. Gale (SL). 51.62; 2. Erdmann (WM), 54.74: 3. Wroblewski (DEF). 54.94 . SOO freestyle: 1. Wilkowski (SL). 5:04.33: 2. Danz (WR), 5:22.36: 3. 8arrette (OHM. 5:31.44. 200 freestyle: 1. South Lyon (Grine II, Richardson, Kadykowski. Gale), 1:37.0: 2. Edsel Ford. 1:38,49; 3. Wyandotte. 1:41.56. IDD backstroke: 1. Fulkerson (SL). 56.54; 2. Alan Cislo (DEF), 1:02.76; 3. David Kong (P),1:04.31. 100 breaststroke: 1. Knisely (P), 1:08.01: 2. Steve Kapelczak (OHM. 1:08.5: 3. Hermatz (WM),1:11.28.

400 freestyle relay: 1. South Lyon (Gale, Fulkerson. Richardson, Witkowski), 3:31.45; 2. Edsel Ford. 3:39.42: 3. Wayne. 3:40,44. NORTHVILLE n6, SALEM 69

Jan. 1B at salem High School ZOD-yard Medley Relay: 1. Northville (Brad Farris. Weston Laabs, Will 8lickle. Joe Hogan), 1:45.77: 2. Salem (Matt Jurcak. Stan Chen. Pat Sautural, Penn Chou), 1:47.66: 3. Northville (Hunter Schwartz, Greg Sheppard, Ryan Smilh. Adam Pulliam). 1:50.93. 2DD freeslYle: 1. Chris Keady (N), 1:47.02: 2. Nick Dixon (S). 1:49.48; 3. Chris Culkin (N). 1:52.28. 100 1M:1. Will Blickle (N). 2:05.66: 2.Greg Sheppard (N). 2:15.13; 3. Weston Laabs (N), 2:15.98. 50 free: 1. Matt Jurcak (S). 22.98: 2. Brad Farris (N). 23.40: 3. Mike Higgs (S), 23.69. 100 butterflv: 1. Nick Dixon (S). 55,!); 2. 8rody Blickle (Nt 56.73; 3. Ryan Smith (N), 59.19. SOOfreestyle: 1. Chris Culkin (Nt 5:03.12; 2. WiII8lickie (N), 5:10.67: 3. Joe 8ardsley (N),5:21.16. 200 freestyle relay: 1. Salem (Penn Chou, Pal Sautural, Nick Dixon. Mike Higgs), 1:34.69: 2. Northville (Chris Keady. 8rody 8lickle, Joe Hogan. Will Blickle), 1:34.91:3. Northville (Mark Stuber. Ryan Smith. Weston Laabs. Chris Culkin), 1:39.14. 100 backstroke: 1. Matt Jurcak (S), 55:67; 2. 8rad Farris (N). 57.80; 3. 8rody Blickle (N),58.24. 100 breaststroke: 1.Stan Chen (S), 1:07.36; 2. Weston Laabs (N): 3. Penn Chou (S).

400 freeslyle relav: 1. Northville (8rad Farris, Chris Culkin, Chris Keady. Brody 8Iickle), 3:24.79: 2. Salem (Nick Dixon, Mike Higgs, Pat Sau!ural, Matt Jurcak), 3:25.79: 3. Northville (Mark Stuber, John Bardsley, Ryan Smith. Hunter Schwartz). 3:43.69.

Chief icers sink Sailors, 9-' Mike Kondratek had a hllttrick and a pair of assists to lead Canton to a 9-1 victory over Grand Rapids South Christian Satorday afternoon. The Chiefs improved to 8-3-1 while Sailors dropped to 0-8. "We played well; said Canton coach Mike Behen. "South Christian played hard right to the end, but we kind of dominated." The Chiefs outshot their hosts, 41-8. Joining Kondratek with strong offensive effurts were Brad Barath (two goals), Reece McCabe (three assists) and Bryan Wioncek (two assists). Senior goalie Jon Bonham picked up the victory between the pipes, shutting out the Sailors over the first two periods. Freshman Kevan Swanberg played the final period in net for the ChiefS. Livonia Stevenson 3, Plymouth 2: The Wildcats played the perenially strong Spartans tough Saturday night before falling one goal short. "I was proud of the way the team battled against a very talented Livonia Stevenson team," said Plymouth coach Mike Kaput. "They have a lot of team speed and their puck movement is excellent." The Spartans jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead before Plymouth's Billy Gauthier scored with 33 seconds remaining in the first period to cut the deficit in half. Following a scoreless second period, Stevenson scored early in the third to go up 3-1. Brandon Winowiecki lit the



lamp with 1:20 left in the game to finish off the scoring for the Wildcats. Justin Desilets played well between the pipes for Plymouth. Plymouth 8, Walled Lake Northern 4: Nick Rosochacki and Jolm Kuoerl both tallied two goals and two assists to lead the Wildcats over the Knights Fridayafternoon. The victory improved Plymouth to 5-7 overall and 2-4 in the Western Lakes Activities ~ Association. Josh Dillon also had a strong offensive game for the 'Cats, netting three assists. Billy Gauthier, Jason O'Guinn, Nick Rosochacki and Justin Gilliam also scored goals for the winners, who were bolstered by a strong game in net from goalie Justill Desilets. Bloomfield Hills Cranhrook 7, PCB Penguins 2: The Penguins suffered just their second loss in the Michigan Metro Girls High School Hockey League against eight wins and a tie. The Cranes are one of ouly two unbeaten teams in the league (Grosse Pointe South is the other). Cranbrooks' Thxa Saikarega was the game's first star, scoring four goals. Tara Bollard and Adrieune Cercone scored for the Pengoins. They were assisted by Emily Patton and Sharla Gillespie. Both teams recorded 23 shots on goal.

LaJoy to approve the purchase of 30 prep radios and equipment from

Motorola for the amount of $29,269.50 (account no. 101-860-9771600), to be purchased through the Homeland Program. MotiQn carried unanimously. Item

APPROVAL TO INSTALL NEW CEILING TILES IN THE PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY. (PSD) Motion by Bennett, supported by McLaughlin to approve contracting Innovative Ceilings, Inc. to install new ceiling tiles in the Public Safety facility for a cost of $43,841. I further :move to add this contract item to the capital budget and approve the following budget amendment in the Police Fund for this contract. Motion carried unanimously. Increase Revenues' Appropriation from Fund Balance #207~000-699~OOOO $43,841 Increase Appropriations' Capital Outlay #207-301~9770000 $43,841 The budget amendment increases the Police Fund

budget ITom $12,900,709 to $12,944,550. Item 8. BUDGET AMENDMENT - GENERAL FUND -COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION. (FBD) Motion by Bennett, supported by Kirchgatter to approve the folIQwing budget amendment in the General Fund to provide funding for building monitors at the Administration Building during evening meeting hours. Roll Call Vote: Ayes: Bennett, Kirchgatter, LaJoy, McLaughlin, Yack, Zarbo Nays: Caccamo Motion carried. Increase Revenues: Appropriation from Fund Balance #101-000-699-0000 $7,500 Increase Appropriations: Part-

time/seasonal wages-Community Svc. #101-250-706.0000 This budget amendment

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The Charter Township of Canton will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon two weeks notice to the Charter Township of Canton. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact thE;! Charter Township of Canton by writing or calling the following: David Medley, ADA Coordinator

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budget from' $330,852 to $338,352, and the General Fund budget from $27.394,087 to $27,401,587. Motion by Caccamo to table discussion for further investigation to find funds for hall monitors elsewhere. Supervisor Yack asked for a second, no second, motion failed. OTHER: Supervisor Yack stated that the administration offices will ~ closed on Monday, January 17, 2005 and employees will participate in Staff Development Day and that Board Members are welcome to attend. There will be a Study Session on the Firearms Ordinance amendment on Tuesday, January 18, 2005. ADJOURN: Moti<¥1 by Bennett, supported by LaJoy to adjourn at 9:00 p.m. Motion carried unanimqusly. - Thomas J. Yack, Supervisor - Terry G. Bennett, Clerk

The Board of Education of the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools invites all interested and qualified companies to submit a

Pre-Pricing Bid Pcreknge for District-wide Vertical Unit Ventilators (VUV). Bidding documents will be available. for pick up at the office of the Construction Manager, McCarthy & Smith, on Wednesday, January 19,2005. Doug UndelWood of McCarthy & Smith, Inc. can be contacted at (248) 427-8400. Sealed bids are due to the PCCS E.J McClendon Educational Center, RE: VUV Bid, 454 S. Harvey, Plymouth, MI 48170 on or before 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 1, 2005 where they will be read publicly. For additional information, phone Dan Phillips, Assistant Director of Finance & Purchasing at (734) 416-2746. The Board of Edueation reserves the right to accept and/or reject all bids, as they judge to be in the best interest of the school district. ' Board of Education Community Schools JOANNE LAMAR, Secretary

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Plymouth Christian Academy's volleyball team improved to 4-7 overall and 2-0 in the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference with a 25-21,25-19,25-18 victory over Warren Zoe Christian Tuesday night. Zoe slipped to 1-2 in the MIAC. The Eagles faulted on just three serves in' the three-game sweep. Senior Kelli Feiler (12 kills, 15 digs and three blocks), junior Kelsie Tietjen (five kills, seven digs, nine blocks and 20 service points) and junior Bre Ruark (five kills, 19 digS and 10 service points) led the Eagles. The Eagles travel to Oakland Christian Tuesday night.

SCousts Agape Southfield Christian upended Agape Christian in four games - 25-14, 22-25, 2516,25-17 - Tuesday night in a Michigan • Independent Athletic Conference match played at Canton's Discovery Middle School. "We were streaky tonight," said Agape \ coach Justine Pummill, whose team dropped to 1-5 overall. "We .would get the lead and then lose it. We.served well tonight, but we need to cover the floor better and improve our passing." The Wolverines were paced by Danielle Henry (10 service points, eight assists and 12 digs) and A.J. Creps, who tallied five aces and seven kills. '

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Starting Saturday, Jan. 29, the Arctic Edge will offer eight weeks oflearn-to-skate sessions, 30 minutes each with 15 minutes of free time. Classes are grouped by age and ability. Tot Time starts Tuesday, Feb. 1, or Thursday, Feb.3. All sessions offered are eight weeks in length, 30 minutes each, with 15 minutes of free time. Kids ages 3-and-a-halfto 6 are eligible to participate. You can pick up registration forms at the Summit on the Park and at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena, 46615 Michigan Ave ..(west of Canton Center Rd.). For more information, including levels of instruction, private lessons, teams and competitive opportunities, call (734) 487-7777..

Little League info Spring registration for the Canton Little League will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Victory Park Softball Center in the Diamonds restaurant in Canton Township. Tl)e league is open to all students who attend schools in the Plymouth-Canton School District. AI,I players must have proof of residency with them along with a birth certificate. The program is divided into four leagues: Minor (7-10 year-olds); Major (11-12 year olds); Junior (13-14 year olds); and Senior (15-16 year olds). For more information on the league, visit or e-mail questions to [email protected]



WEEK AHEAD PREP BASKETBAll friday, Jan. 21 Salem at livonia Stevenson, 7 P ffi. Wayne Memoriai at Canton, 7 p.m. Plymouth at W.L Western, 7 p.m. 8aptist Park at Agape Christian at Discovery Middie School, 7:30 p.m. Roeper at Ptymouth Christian, 7 p m. Beiieviiie at Wiiiow Run, 7 p.m. BOYS SWIMMING Thursday, Jan. 20 Salem at W.L Northern, 7 p.m. livonia Franklin at Canton, 7 p.m. Plymouth at Northvliie, 7 pm. Dearborn Edsel Ford at Beiieville, 7 p.m. PREP HOCKEY Frtday, Jan. 21 Bloomfield Hills Combine at Canton at ArctiC Edge Arena, 8 p.m. PCS Penguins at Ann Arbor Unitl.d, 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 livonia Franklin at Plymouth at

Compuware Ice Arena, 4:40 p.m . ONTARIO HOCKEY lEAGUE Friday, Jan. 21 Whalers VS. Barrie (Compuware), 7:30

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Salem at livonia stevenson, 6:30 p.m. Northviiie at Canton, 6:30 p.m. Plymouth at Wayne Memorial, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 Salem at Williamston Invite, 8:30 a.m. Canton at Grosse Pointe North Invite, TBA Plymouth at Perry Invite, 8:30 a.m.

p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 Whaiers vs. Sarni. (Compuware),


p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 Whaiers at Mississauga, 2 p.m VOllEYBAll Thursday, Jan. 20 W.L Northern at Plymouth, 7 p.m. Agape Christian at Warren loe, 7 p.m. Plymouth Christian at Oakiand Christian, 7 p.m. saturday, Jan. 22 Saiem at Novi invite, TBD Canton at RH. lahser InVite, 8 a.ffi Plymouth and Belleville at Madonna Classic, noon Agape Christian at Waler!ord/Kettering Invite, 8:30 a.m.

GYMNASTICS saturday. Jan. 22 Canton at Farmington Invite, 9 a.m. MEN'S COllEGE BASKETBAll Saturday, Jan. 22 Madonna at Concordia, 3 p.m. Schoolcraft at Wayne Co., 3 p.m. WOMEN'S COlLEGE BASKETBAll Saturday, Jan. 22 Madonna at Concordia, 1 p.m. Wayne County at Schoolcraft, 1 p.m.




CANTON FROM PAGE C1 digs and 14 service points. Fellow senior Molly Conlon also shined, picking up six kills, 20 digs and 15 service points, four of which were

aces. "Molly's serve is tough to handle;' Perrin said. "When it's going-good, the ball moves seven to eight feet to the left, so it's difficult to return. "We ride Laura's arm a lot. She was a real force out there tonight, leading us in kills and digs. She had an exceptional match." Conlon's serves were especially effective during the middle stages of Game 3 when she strung together seven consecutive points to turn an S-7 Chiefs deficit into


a 15-Slead. Canton jumped out to the leafl when it won the opener, 2$:12. Behiud the serving of senior Stephanie Price, the Chiefs bolted to a 5-0 advantage and never looked back. Franklin juniors Trisha Morrill and Jaleece Lavine played well in defeat in Game 1.

The visiting Chiefs led 6-3 in Game 2 before Franklin's AShley Bonsall went to work at the service line. The senior setter served seven straight points to earn the Patriots a 10-6 lead in a game they would go on to win, 25-23. With the game tied at 23-23, Franklin senior Jen Katinsky , contributed a kill before junior Melissa Kichak served the game-winning point. Canton breezed to a 25-1S victory in the third game

behind the serving of Conlon (eight points) and Rachael Beaudoin (four points). Izabela Paszkowska's finalpoint kill clinched the victory. Appropriately, Stayin' Alive blared over the loudspeakers moments before Game 4 started. And that's what the Patriots did - stayed alive by earning a thrilling 25-23 victory. With the game tied at ~3-23, Franklin tallied the final two points on Megan Kmet's kill and Cassie LaPrairie's ace. Canton's Paszkowska finished with five kills and four blocks. Other-chiefs standouts included Price (23 assists and 10 digs), Christie Daniels (eight digs and two aces) and Andrea Johnson (15 digs).

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our teams left. Four distinct stories. You could commission every Hollywood screenwriter at last, Sunday's Golden Globe Awards and they could never write better material. Starving Lions fans need to take notes here because any of the followip.g scenarios would be more than welcome next season. The current king of the hill, New England, heads to Pittsburgh for a chance at a third Super Bowl appearance in four years. Only Brett Favre could make a case for being a more efficient cold weather quarterback than Michigan's Tom Brady. He is a perfect 7-0 in the playoffs as the Patriots' Q,B. Beating Peyton Manning and the Colts last Sunday

just adds to his legend. ; "I think our defense is what made this game successful," Brady said modestly after the AFC semifinal victory in the snow of Mark Foxboro, Mass. WHson Yeah and Leonardo DiCaprio can thank his makeup artist for the work he did playing Howard Hughes in TheAviator. There is no doubt that the Pats have an enviable defense. Holding Manning to his worst day of the season is another item on the resume of

defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel. However, as Brady goes, so go the Patriots. Just like 2002, they can win the conference in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are another story. A 610 team just a year ago, a kid from the Mid-American Conference busts onto the NFL scene like Jamie Fo= busted out his performance as Ray Charles. Ben Roetblisberger has yet to lose as Pittsburgh's starting quarterback. That effort doesn't just deserve a Golden plobe; it deserves a Golden Galaxy. Just getting to the AFC championship game has to make the rookie out ofMiarni (Ohio) feel like a movie star, right? Think again.

"I've got to play better. That was terrible. The game I played is just not going to cut it," Roethlisberger said after the Steelers beat the Jets thanks to a pair of missed Doug Brien field goals in the final two minutes. He hasn't lost a game and he is that humble. Geez, call3corsese. This guy is too good to be true. Then again, we keep saying the same thing about Brady. The guy with the million-dollar smile and actress/model girlfriends against the hard-nosed rookie playing in the Steel City. They have one thing in common, Both just keep on winning. Something has to give this Sunday. Meanwhile, over in the NFC, it'll be the battle of the legs. As much as


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RELIGION CALENDAR If you want to submit an item for the religion calendar, fax it to (734) 5917279 or write: Religion Caiendar, Observer Newspapers, 36251 Schoolcraft Road, livonia, MI48150, The deadline for an announcement to appear in the Thursday edition is noon Monday,

JANUARY Vatican II discussion Oiscuss the documents that helps us understand how God has let us know about Himself and His intentions for us 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20,27 and Feb.3, in the aclivity cenler at St. Aidan Parish, 17500 Farmington, between Six and Seven Mile, Livonia. No charge. For details, call (734) 425-5950. New,schedule Fishin' for Friends & Faifh is Ihe Wednesday program running from Jan. 19to March 16. Optional buffet dinner is al6 p.m. followed by program from 6:30-8 p.m. There is somelhing for everyone, Kids travel to different slations as Ihey learn through games, crafts, songs and mission projects Ihe evening's Bible message. Adults sludy "Wrestling wilh Angels" through video and discussion. Fee?are dependent on attendance and cosls cover food, curriculum and supplies, Pre-pay for a discounl or pay as you go. Oinner and program is S40, program only S25. Orop-in dinner ana program $5 per night. drop-in pro' gram $2.50 per night. New schedule . for Sunday morning worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by classes for all ages (nursery to adul!) at 10:45 a.m.. at St. Matthew's, 30900 Six Mile, belween Merriman and Middlebelt. Livonia. For more information, call (734) 422-6038. Chiz Rider concert Nationally renowned trumpeter ." Chiz Rider plays 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at Calvary Baptist Church, 43065 Joy, Canton. Call (734) 455-0022. Jesus & Java Small group informal Bible study from 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24 to April 25 (except March 28), at st. Paul's Presbylerian church. 27475 Five Mile. Livonia. Call (734) 4221470. Film screenings View "Indigo," a film aboul pre' scient children who can communi" cale via extra-sensory means of perception 10 a.m.. 1 p.m.. 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Jan. 29, and 1 p.m.. 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Jan. 30, at Unity of Livonia, 28660 Five Mile, belween Inkster and Middlebell. "1OOigo"was the aodience choice award winner at the Sanla Fe Film Festival. It is a movie of hope, joy and mosl of all love. Tickets are $10 and available al the church or the door. For more intormation, call (734) 421-1760. Gospel concert One of Gospel music's most popular artists, The Oixie Meiody Boys, will be featured in concert on SaturdaySunday, Jan. 29-30 at liberly Baplisl Church, Belleville. The concerl on Saturday will begin at 7 p.m.. Sunday's services at 11a.m. and 1:30 p.m. as the church celebrates their fifth year anniversary. For more information, call (734) 728-5214. Conference A Spiriluality of the Ragged Edges: The Honesty & Hope of Biblical faith takes place 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan.. 30, wilh J. Richard Middleton, at Trinity Church, 34500 Six Mile. belween Farmington and Newburgh roads, Livonia. Middleton is associate professor of Biblical studies al Roberts Wesleyan College and Bible and Culture at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York. Focusing on suffering and Ihe disorienlation of life, he divides the lopic inlo Iwo sessions: How the psalms of lament are an important resource for our growth in faith and how Ihe redemplion story addresses our real-life needs, invites our parlicipation and empowers 'us with hope. Cost is $12.For more information, call (734) 425-2BOO.Everyone is invited to Trinity Church 10:45 a.m. Jan. 30 10 hear Middlelon preach from the book of Jeremiah. Open house As a kick off to National Catholic schools week, Qur Lady of Good Counsel school is inviling area fam- . i1ies 10join students and staff for an open house celebration 11a.m. 10 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. Special performances and presenlations have been scheduled throughout the day by the student choirs, quiz bowl. and art and science areas. Tours of the school and registration information will be available. For more

information, visit Grief workshops Ward Presbyterian Church is sponsoring an eight week grief workshop, From Grief to New Hope beginning 7-8:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31,at the church on Six Mile at Haggerty, Northville. This free works.hop is open to the communily and will be presented by Cathy Clough, Director of New Hope

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Center for Grief Support. Each session will begin with a presentation about one aspect of grief foliowed by small group participation led by trained facilitators. Attendees will be placed in groups with others who have had similar losses. For registration information call Oorolhy at (248) 374-5966. For information about olher age and ioss specific grief support groups offered by New Hope Center for Grief Support. call (248) 34B-0115. Catholic Church update Were you once Calholic? Beginning Monday evening Jan. 11for six weeks, St. Mary's of Ihe Hills Parish hosls sessions entilied While You Were Away. Join the discussion of what's happened in the Catholic Church as il relates to Mass, Sacraments and beliefs/practices. For more information or 10 regisler, call Jan Hall al (24B) B53-5390, ext. 123. Divorce Recovery Workshop Bethany Rochesl~r conducts a workshop beginning 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13,for 11weeks, at st. Irenacus Catholic Church, 7710 Old Perch Road, Rochest~r Hills. The workshop is open to Ihe divorced and separated of all faiths. No ' charge. For more information, call Mike at (248) 652-3860.

UPCOMING Classical Bells concert Birmingham-First Concert Series presents the professional handbeli ensemble Classical Bells 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb.4, program includes music written specifically for belis as well as arrangements of familiar tunes, at First Presbylerian Church, 1669 West Maple, between Cranbrook and Southfield roads. A meet the artists reception follows Ihe program. No charge. A free will offering wili be collecled to benelit future events in the series. Call (248) 644-2040, ext. 136. Caring Ministry Workshop B a.m. to 1 p.m.. Saturday, Feb. 5, Christ Qur Savior Lutheran Church hosls a Stephen Series Caring Ministry WorkshOp designed to enhance the careg.iving skills of participants and help congregalions organize a caring ministry system. The cost is $15per person or $50 for groups of four or more from Ihe same congregalion. For more information or to register, call Rev. Bob Bayer al (734) 522-6830 or online at God Is Crazy About You Christian recording artist. songwriler and comedian Mark Lowry brings the God Is Crazy About You Tour 7 p.m. Saturday.

Feb.510 Highland Park Baptist Church, Detroit. Lowry, who has spenl the pasl 25 years on the road, has recorded six comedy and music videos, four of which have reached Goid stalus. wilh Iwo additional recordings achieving Platinum recognilion. He has been featured on more than 60 of Ihe popular Gaither Homecoming Videos, and his own video, "On Broadway." All seats are general admission. To charge tickets by phone, call 1-800-965-9324. For information, call (248) 577-4070 or online at or Christian Motorcyclists Association . Meet 6:30-B:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 8 Forgiven Warrior Chapter meetings will be held at Denny's Restauranl on Ann Arbor Road just east of 1-275in Plymouth. The firsl hour is dinner and feliowship, and open to everyone. We encourage visitors who would like to g~t 10 know more about us. For more information, visit the Web site at Worship Technologies Workshop Learn about the science behind worship technologies at a workshop 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Salurday, Feb.12. learn about the equipment and lechnologles, mixing sound apd drums. video camera operation, lighting basics, and putting it all together in a worship service, at 'Orchard Grove Community Church, 850 Ladd Road, Walled Lake. Cost is $15advance, $20 at door. For class descriptions and regislration, visil or call (248) 477-4859.

ONGOING Aerobic class Trinity Church of the Brethren, 27350 W.Chicago at Inkster, is offering a Women's Low Impact Aerobic Class 10 Ihe community every Monday and Wednesday al 7:00 p.m. in the church basement. To parlicipate in this cost-free, 30minule class, wear comfortable exercise attire (floor mats optional). For more informalion, call the church office (313)937-1199. Bible studies led by C.Jack Brinkman 8-9 p.m_ Thursdays, al the Birmingham YMCA,400 east Lincoln. Brinkman wrole the book The Word of God: Jesus Christ. Pari of the proceeds

from book sales go to Ihe YMCA. Bible study for Parents For Parenls with Young Chrtdren 6 p.m. Sundays at Trinily Episcopal Church, 11575Believille Road, four miles soulh of Michigan Avenue, Belleville. Child care available. Call (734) 699-3361. Services Abiding Presence Lulheran Church (1550 Wallon, Rochester Hills) will be holding services at Ihe usual time during construction of the addilion - 5 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. and 11a.m. (contemporary service) on Sunday, Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Enter and exit using the East drive. For more information, call (24B) 651-6550. Worship services All are welcome 10 attend worship services at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church. Five Mile and Inkster roads, Livonia. 8:30 a.m. and 11a.m. every Sunday. For more information, call (734) 422-1470. Community Bible study Studying the Book of Proverbs, breakfast 7 a.m. or Bible study B-9 a.m. at the American Table, Eight Mile, Farminglon. Come when you ' can, leave when you must. For more information, call (248) 924-2779. Contemporary service New informal service in a casual environment 6 p.m. Sunday, at Garden City Presbyterian Church, 1841Middlebelt, south of Ford. Feliowship hour after services including 10 a.m. traditional. Cali (734) 421-7620. Trinity Episcopal Ch'urch Sunday worship 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.. Bible studies Sundays al 8:50 a.m. and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.. at Ihe church 11575Belleville Road, 4 miles south of Michigan Ave.. 8elleville. Call (734) 699-3361. Orthodoxy 101 Explore issues of faith and morals in a course entitled "Qrthodoxy 101."It. meets weekly 7 p.m. Wednesdays al Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, 36075 W.Seven Mile Road, belween Farmington ana Newburgh roads, livonia. The cOurse is open to the public, and there is no cost involved. The Rev. Michael Matsko wili be the instructor and will lead the discussion. Please invite your friends and as Philip told Nathaniel, "Come and see." If you have any additional queslions, cali Beth at (248) 34BB631. Support group Provides spiritual, social and educational supporl for divorced and separaled Catholic men and women 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of Ihe month, at St. Andrew's Parish Center, 1400 Englewood, Rochester. For informal ion, cali (248) 652-9173 or (248) 652-3860 New contemporary service 9 a.m. on the last Sunday of the month, al Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church, 9601 Hubbard. livonia. A group of church members present a short drama on a theme relevant to the season, a church event, or current newsworthy situation. For more infgrmation, cali (734) 422-0494. Prayer group JO,inus 7 p.m. Thursdays for music. singing, prayer, and friendship. at St. Edith Church, 150B9 Newburgh, livonia. Come to the back of the church, enler entrance NO.2. For more information, call Grace at (734) 464-1896, Shirley (714) 4643656, or Geri (734) 464-B906. Women of the Word Tuesday ladies Bible Study, Women of the Word, studies the Book of Luke, enlitled Grace Under Pressure 9:30-11:15a.m. Tuesdays, al Detroit First Church of the Nazarene, 21260 Haggerty, north of Eight Mile. $15 regislration fee includes interdenominalional study materials. Childcare available for children through age 5. For more information, call (24B) 348-7600. Worship schedule Resumed regular Sunday worship scheduie beginning Sept. 12,at Antioch Evangelical Lutheran Church. 33360 W.13Mile at Farmington Road, Farmington Hills. Services will be held at B:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. A contempo. rary service called Praise Forth is held on the fourth Sunday of each month. For informalion, call (248) 626-7906. New modern-style worship Come be part of something big! Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (14175Farmington Rd., livonia, Just north of 1-96) presents a MOOERNstyle worship service. The multimedia service is informal. using modern. and praise music, led by vocalisls and various instruments. Oramas, led by the members, are often a part of this service. The service is held at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday, belween Ihe traditional services at B:15a.m. and 11a.m. Sunday School. youlh, and adult Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. and 11a.m. each Sunday. For information, call linda Hollman, Qutreach Oirector, at (734) 522-6830. New service times 9:15 a.m. and 11a.m. began Sept. 12 for the fall and winter months, al Nardin Park United Melhodist

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Oulreach, 23800 Wesl Chicago, Redford. For more information, cali (313) 255-2222, Ext. 244. Detroit World Outreach Non-denominational church with cutting edge drama productions, conlemporary-energized music, hitech video and lighting, relevanllifechanging messages, ministries for all ages: services times are B a.m.. 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday (Sunday school for ali ages at 9:30 a.m., junior high serves for grades 6 to B .t 10:45 a.m.), Wednesday services 8:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Family Nigh!). and service for ages 1810 28 Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., at 23BOOWest Chicago, Redford. Call (313)255-2222 or visit Wednesday Evening Prayer 7 p.m. Wednesday.This is not a structured service but an open time of praying sile~tly and aloud together as well as responding to personal requests, at Nardin Park United Melhodist Church, 29887 West 11 Mile, Farminglon Hilis. Call.(24B)476B860. Single Point Lighthouse Cafe Single and feeling alone? Comejoin us. Single Point Ministries invites you to join more than 550 single adults 11:30a.m. Sundays in Knox Hali for fellowship and encouragement. The Rev.PauOCloughdelivers messages to help equip you to maximiz,eyour singleness and relalionship with God.Coffee, doughnuts, conversation and Christ are always present. Single Point Ministries has a program and activily for every age group and life situation. For more information or to receive a news[et~ ter, call (24B) 374-5920. Single Point Walking Club Meets 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the Single Poinl office al Ward Evangelicai Presbyterian Church, 40000 Six Miie, Northville. All fitness levels welcome. Single Point Ministries (ages 30 and up) offers 45 ministries for singles including . Men's Fellowship, Women's Fellowship, and PACSPeople Active in Christian Stuay) Bible study group. Cali (248) 374-5920.

Church, 298B7 W.11Mile, Farmington Hilis. Cali (248) 476-8860. New Sunday School At Heart of the Hills Church, 5085 Orion Road, Rochester, for members of the community who want to increase their biblical knowledge using materials from Scripture Press. The non-denominational program is open 10 all ages. No charge for the classes taking place 9:3010:15a.m. every Sunday. Service follows at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (24B) 652-7774. Adat Shalom Synagogue services 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays, and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, at Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt, Farmington Hills. For more information, call (24B) B51-5100. Welcome to the church Would you like to know more about the Catholic Church? Are you already baplized Catholic and have been away from Ihe church? Now is Ihe time to inquire about coming into Ihe church or relurning to Ihe communily of believers. Call Our Lady of Sorrows at (24B) 615-5574 for more information. Self help groups Local church provides space for self help groups. Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for eating disorders, meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Alcoholics Anonymous, a 12-step program for alcohol related problems. meels B p.m. Wednesdays and 7 p.m. Saturdays. Sex and love Addicts Anonymous, a 12-step program for co-dependency and destructive relationship problems, meets 7:30 p.m. Mondays. al First BaptISt Church, 300 Willits, one block north of Maple, one block west of Old Woodward. Parking adjacent to church's north entrance. Addiction No More 00 you have any addictive behavior problems - drugs, alcohol, overeating, gambling, etc.? Come to the meeting 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 202 at Oetroit World


AWANA Every Wednesday night Faith Bible - ,,' Church offers an AWANAprogram for ::: children from kindergarlen through 4 fifth grade at Failh Bible Church, 23414Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills. Orop your children off or stay for a Bible study offered 10 parenls 7-B:30 p.n1.For more information, call (248) 426-0096. .. Scrapbook and cropping ,; If you're interested in learning about ; scrapbook and cropping, Failh Bible :1i Church is offering a place to put il ;; all together 3-10 p.m. the second ..1 Friday of the monlh, at 23414 ::i Orchard Lake Road, Farminglon Hills. ;; A Crealive Momenl consullant will .. be available to everyone from .. diehard scrapbookers 10 novices wanting to learn more aboul it. For more information, cali (248) 4260096. Sunday Worship service Abiding Presence Lutheran Church Congregational Praise Team leads '#l the 11a.m. Sunday Worship Service featuring contemporary style liturgy and music, 1150Walton, Rochester ',c. Hills. No charge. For more informa"" lion, call (248) 651-6550. . Worship service Plymouth Baptist Church has added a second Sunday worshi~ celebration. The new service times are B:30 a.m. and 10:45a.m. Both services fealure contemporary and traditional worship music,and in-deplh Bible. teaching. Full nursery and preschool: programs are also provided for both services. The church is al42021 Ann Arbor Trail, west of Haggerty. For more information, calr(734) 4535534. .< Contemporary worship service A conlemporary worship service is scheduled at 11:30a.m. the fourlh Sunday of the month al St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 30900 Six Mile, Livonia. For more information, call (734) 422-603B. Worship services B:30 a.m. and 11a.m. Sundays al SI..: Paul's Presbyterian Church, Five Mile and Inksler roads, Livonia. For information, call (734) 422-1470. ,~ Obituaries, Memorials, Remembrances --- - - - - ------" --- ----- - - --- -- --~-- --- - ------ ~ ---




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smile, or a heartfelt song, he touched the lives of all who knew him including his beloved Dorothy E., wife of 5 ;, years, his cherished children Kathleen A. (Bill) Bradshaw, Debra 1. (pat) Franssen, Mark W. (Wendy), and grandchildren Jennifer, Devon, Kyle, Ryan, Collm and Trinity. Sully leaves ating stained glass, as well as teaching behind his dear brother William and q others the art. She also loved to read. numerous nieces and nephews and was ~:;: OLIVE JEANNE She was a loving mother, daughter, SlS~ proceeded in death by his parents and '1 METTETAL ter, and friend. She 15 survived by her 3 sisters. He bestowed faithful service :::: son, Nick; her mother, Pearl Terrill; her Age 81, of Plymouth, died January 10, to the U.S. Navy, Detroit Edison, and 0, brothers and sisters, BIll (Linda) 2005. She was born August 26, 1923, various chanties including Meals on Terrill, Rick Terrill, Lori Terrill, David in Plymoutlk She is survived by her Wheels. A great man who was quick (Judy) Terrill, and Ellen (Roberr) Kain; husband, Robert; her children, Nancy to help anyone in need leaves a huge and many aunts, uncles, nieces, (Gary) Pnde, Robert 1. Mettetal II, void on earth, but his strong spirit nephews, friends, and neIghbors. She Steven Ross Mettetal, and Suzanne remains and blesses us all. Family will is preceded in death by her husband, Rae SchreIber; her grandchildren, receive guests Monday, January 24, James. Funeral from Schrader-Howell Nathan Pride, Matthew (Linda) Pride, from 3PM until time of celebration of ' Funeral Home, 280 S. Main, Ian Mettetal, Frank R. Schreiber, and Sully's life at 4:30PM, at NeelyPlymouth, Friday 12 noon. Visitation Christi Schrei~r; her great~grandchil- Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Thursday 2 - 9 p.m. Memorials may be dren, Austin, Kristine, Joe, and Matt; Mile (between Middlebelt & made to U of M Cancer Research. her si.sters, Helen Wallace, Catherine Merriman). In lieu of flowers , memo~ Sherrick, and Doris Close; and many rials may be sent to American Heart MARY ROSE (FRICKER) nieces and nephews. She is preceded Association or Meals on Wheels. HAUSMAN in death by her grandsons, Yale age 75 of Plymouth, Michigan, passed Douglas Mettetal and Keith Richard peacefully into eternal life January 15, Mettetal. Memorial service at the 2005 after a courageous battle with Kirk of Our Savior, 36660 Cherry Hill Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Road. Westland, Saturday, January 22, Beloved wife of Richard. dear mother I lam. Friends may visit at church of Ann (Doug) Happe, Jeff (Janice). beginning at Warn. Arrangements THOMAS MOORE II Lisa (Bob Rouse) and Greg (Katie) entrusted to Schrader.Howell Funeral (734) 453-3333 January 14, 2005 Age 68. Beloved Grandmother of eIght cherished Home. grandchildren Kristen, David. Ethan, husband of Beverly (nee. Rizzo). Dear Eric, Theresa, Andrew, Rachel and father of Anne Rogers (Scott), Tom Joseph, and many loving and caring (Kristine), M. Elizabeth, Patrick ~ayYou family members and friends. (Jane) and Matt (Elizabeth). Also sur,;; Visitation Thursday 4-9pm at vived by 10 grandchildren. Brother of \ Find Vermeulen Trust 100 Funeral Home, Mary Ann "Tink" Henneghan (Bill). 4640 I W. Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth Comfort in Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, Jan. (btwn. Sheldon & Beck) Rosary 18 at S1. Hugo of the Hills Church, Thursday at 7pm. A mass III celebraFamily 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfieid Hills. tion of Mary Rose's life will be held at Memonals tributes to S1. Vincent de Friends 10:30 am on Friday, January 21 at Paul Camps, 2929 E. Grand Blvd., Resurrection Catholic Church in Detroit, MI 48202. Arrangements by Canton; In State lOam. Memorial can. A.I Desmond & Sons Funeral Home tributions to the Society for PSP, 248-549-0500. Obituary at Woodholme Medtcal Building Ste . 515, 1838 Greene Tree Rd, BaltImore, MD 21208 or Angela Hospice. !





EILEENPOTT From Birmmgham, MI. Born February 22, 1922, Died January 12, 2005. Born in Olney (Bucks) England. Lived in Birmmgham for 50 years. Eileen was married to a Serviceman in the U.S. Air Force during w.v",n and came to the United States In 1946. She was a Saleslady at Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy for over 25 yrs. She attended public schools in England and a Graduate of a Nursmg School m London, England. Member of The First United Methodist Church of Birmingham. She is survived by one

daughter Margaret (David) Bayne of Harbor Springs, Michigan. Two sons

David J. (Sally) Pott of Bonita Springs, Florida and Burt Lake, Michigan and James A. Pott of Muskegon, Michigan. One Brother: Thomas Whmnett of England. Memorial service to be held at First United Methodist Church of BIrmingham, 1589 W. Maple on

Friday, January 21, 2005 at llAM. Officiating The Reverend Dr. Wilham A. Ritter. Memorial Tributes may be made to: The First United MethodIst Church, 1589 W. Maple, Birmingham,

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Aquinas stops MU Grand theft: Lady Ocelots steal mark Aquinas College dominated action around the rim Monday night on its way to an S6-69 victory.over Mado~a University in a Wolverine'.:; Hoosier Athletic Conference ' men's basketball game played at the Aquinas Fieldhouse in Grand Rapids. The Saints outscored the Crusaders, 46-20, in the paint and outrebounded MU, 4227, to improve their record to 14-7 overall and 4-0 in the WHAC. Madonna slipped to 5c14 and 0-3. Led by Derek Douglas' 17 points, fiVeAquinas players scored in double figures. Damien Mayo (15), Tom Kuslikis (15), Jeff Jayson (12) and Aaron Alsgaard (12) also contributed to the winners' b,alanced attack. Mike McKeever paced the Crusaders' offensive output,

A 54-point onslaught in the first half settled things early Saturday, as the host Schoolcraft College women's basketball team embarrassed Macomb Community College by a 95-33 score. Schoolcraft registered 35 steals to establish a new school record, sparking the team's lopsided Michigan Community College Athletic Association Eastern.Conference victory. The win improved Schoolcraft's record to 14-3 overall, 5-0 in the MCCAA.

netting 19. Noel Emenhiser chipped in with 14 and Danny Lezotte twined nine. Aquinas, which led 46-34 at the half, shot a blistering 58.3 percent from the field compared to MU's 38.3. On Saturday, the Crusaders ran past Davenport University, 99-78, in a game played in Grand Rapids to snap a five-game losing streak. The loss dropped Davenport to 2-18. Emenbiser was an offensive force for the Crusaders, Pouring in 27 points. Joe Kofahl had 12 and freshman Charlie Henry (Canton Agape Christian) chipped in with 10. James Allen did all he could to keep the hosts in the game, scoring 36 points. Clark Rowekamp tallied 15 for Davenport.


With the defeat, MljComb dropped to 2-10 overall, 0-4 in league play. In the first half, the Lady Ocelots hit nearly 50 percent oftheirfield-gual attempts (25-of-51 for 49 percent) while holding the Monarchs to a paltry 16 attempts. With the issue pretty much decid~d by intermission, Schoolcraft's lineup featured 11 players - of who 10 scored at least three points. Westland John Glenn alum and sophomore center Sara

MADONNA 79, DAVENPORT 75: On SaturdaY, six triples by senior guard Jackie Pingston (26 points) helped Madonna University (9-10) triumph over



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hen I think of the word braise, a lot of ideas come to mind. I enjoy cooking this way because it reminds me of homey comfort food. It also reminds me of cooking in a. ,> professional kitchen. ~sing is simple. This cooking method began in heavy pots called "braisiere," a heavy-gauge _ vessel in which one would ' ., heat and brown a tougher cUt of meat in animal fat. ' Mirepoix vegetables (carrots, onions and celery) were added, along with water and sometimes stock. This vessel was closed tightly and placed in hot coals for several hours until the meat was rendered tender. I am happy to say it is now a little easier to braise. You still need that heavy pot or pano'with a lid, but we don't need the coal (just use an .' oven) to accomplish this. If you choose to braise, keep in mind several valuable ideas. . Though animal fat is best for flavor, olive oil can be . used for both some flavor and health concerns. The vegetables don't have to be just mirepoix, but any of a merit of others, including parsnips, which can replace carrots for a similar, but unique, flavor. Most grocery stores carry these items. But don't be afraid to try other types of vegetables that you may not have considered, such as dried tomatoes. (You know, the kind in the plastic bag that yon couldn't saw through if you tried.) AJ; long as these tomatoes aren't 20 years old, they are packed with flavor. Add them a half hour before the end of the cooking process. (I wonld say "Bamm!" but someone stole that.) Just make sure the ingredi-t ents are compatible with whatever recipe you are preparing. When you have chosen your ingredients and are ready to proceed, have all of your prep work done ahead of time. Peel and cut your carrots and place them in a bowl. ' Pull the skin off your onions, cut them and reserve them, too. What you want to achieve is almost a systematic routine and not just this recipe, but. for all the cooking you may do. By prepping earlier, you will be able to cut your total cook time in half.



BRAISED VEAL SHANKS ichael Trombley credits his mother (Ossa Buco) with helping draw 8l/2-inchslicedveal him into cooking shanks with traditional 2 ounces olive oil home-cooked meals of tuna 3 cloves of garlic casserole and pork chops. 2sprigsofthyme Once Trombley saw how 1cupjuliennewhite more extravagant foods like onions lobster and crab )egs were 112cupcarrots,large prepared at his first restaudice(orparsnips) rant job (a dishwasher at 1/2cupcelery,largedice, 'Terry's Thrrace in Mount 1/2cupdriedtomatoes Clemens), he was hooked. 1cupredwine(semidry) "I was a kid who hated 1cuplow.sodiumbeef spinach and broccoli," broth Trombley said. "But I totally Saltandpepper, to tasfe did a lBO-degree turn." Trombley, a certified executive chef, has worked in Heat oven to 325Q F. kitchens from Essence in (When oven is hot, also Northville to the former heat your heavy gauge pan Golden Mushroom in that has a tight lid.) Southfield. Today, he is an Season the veal lightly. executive chef at St. John's Add oil to pan. Brown Golf and Conference Center veal on all sides. (If pan is in Plymouth Township, revistoo hot, adjust temperaing the menu at the Mission ture.) Grille, creating a menu for the Add vegetables, garlic new hotel and devising new and thyme and sweat kitchen layouts at the hotel (cook at low temperature) and the center. for 2-3 minutes. Add Trombley also will write a _ stock and red wine, then monthly column for the cover and place in oven and cook for approxiObserver eJ Eccentrie mately 2 houl'S. Newspapers. (See related column.) After If2hours, add the Trombley, a Northville resiTrombley'sosso buco is one of his favorile braised dishes. dried tomatoes. dent, was hired at St. John's in Check for tenderness. If October. He worked as an executive chef at adjunct professor in the Culinary Arts meat is tender, pull veal Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, the Department at Schoolcraft College in Livonia. and vegetables out. Golden Mushroom and Oak Pointe Country Club Trombley calls his cooking "eclectic" and has Reduce sauce to thick in Brighton, Cousins Heritage Inn in Dexter and experience in healthy style cooking, upscale haute consistency. Restaurant One23 in Grosse Pointe Farms, and as cuisine and cooking for the masses. "I prefer light, Taste and seasOn if neca director of operations and chef at Essence. healthy foods myself," Trombley said. essary. Place veal and vegTrombley is currently the second vice president etables back in to pan to of the Michigan Chefs de Cuisine and also an PLEASE SEEPLANS,D4 re-warm and serve.

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Braising is one-pot cooking tblit is tenderizing, aromatic, inl:redibly flavorful aIId easy. T<\thnically, it means cooking fOJld,.with jnst a little liquid ami tightly covered, over low heat for a long time. ,Braising differs from stewin!!',which nses lots ofliqnid all;l1 can be done in an nncove1]!l pot. It does not produce th~ seductively intense sauces you get from braising. :IIecause it tenderizes, braising is ideal for todays leaner, ofl:en tough cuts of meat, especi~ly the less expensive ones. TIre IIloist heat is also ideal for m:lking skinless poultry as sue.culent as possible. In fact, a re!rent cookbook, In Praise of BifI,ising, by Molly Stevens, rel:Pmmends short braising, wl.!~chtakes, at most, an hour

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ThisIndian'styledish uses onionstwo ways- pureed in a spicysauce. and slicedto cookon top of the chicken.

Two of the best braised dishes I know are Shanghai redcooked pork and Greek green beans simmered with tomatoes. Most of the braised dishes you know probably have foreign origins, from coq au vin - French - and osso bucco - Italian - to pot roast, which was Americanized from Freuch boeuf it la mode and German sauerbraten. Many Indian dishes are braised, including this one. It uses onions two ways - pureed in a spicy sauee, and sliced to cook on top of the chicken. Draining the yognrt first before it is stirred into the sauce at the end makes this dish creamier. I suggest using a Greek- or Thrkish-style yognrt. Thicker and richer, even when reduced-fat or fatfree, they have become increasingly available at supermarkets.


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Interest in financial wealth and getting the year off to a healthy start come together in one food in particular - beans. Dishes made with an abundance of beans, a legume, is traditional in our South and Southwest, particularly Hoppin' John, a combination of black-eyed peas and rice. In the Caribbean, rice and beans are also important, including the Cuban dish called Moors and Christians, with black beans representing the dark-skinned Moors . (Ottoman Turks) and white rice the Christians. For many Italians, eating lentils,3l1otherle~e,is important because their round shape and color resemble that of coins. ' Color also signals prosperity in yellow rice by evoking the color of gold. In the following' recipe, it comes from curry powder and turmeric. This dish also has the red and green of the season and black beans,

combining everything you could want for a healthy, prosperous year. YELLOW RICE AND BLACK BEAN SALAD 1can (14.5ounces) fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1cup brown rice ~,teaspoon chipotle chile powder, or red pepper flakes ~ teaspoon ground turmeric 1can (15-ounces) black beans. rinsed and drained 1red bell pepper. seeded and diced 1small green bell pepper, seeded and diced 1medium red onion. chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1teaspoon curry powder ~dteaspoon salt ~lteaspoon sugar 1tablespoon canola oil Yl cup cilantro leaves, for garnish . Heat/4 cup of the broth in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 2

minutes or until the garlic softens. Add the remaining broth, rice, chile powder and turmeric. Pour in/2cup water. When the liquid come to a boil, reduce the heat. cover and simmer 45 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Remove from heat and let the . rice sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and turn it into a large mixing bowl. When the rice is cooled to room temperature, add the beans, bell peppers and the onion. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, curry powder, salt and sugar. Whisk in the oil. drizzle the dressing over the rice and beans, tossing with a fork until blended. Arrange on a serving platter, sprinkle on the cilantro and serve. Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 200 calories, 2 g. total fat (less than 1g. saturated fat), 37 g. carbohydrate, 8 g. protein, 6 g. dietary fiber, 542 mg. sodium.

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Four 6-ounce salmon fillets 1 tablespoon Sesame oil 31ablespoons soy sauce 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 teaspoon orange zest 3 tablespoons sherry 112 teaspoon grated ginger


4 beef fenderloin steaks (6-8 ounces each and about'inch thick) Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper Ii, tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/4 cup beef stock 2 tablespoons brandy 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

If time allows, remove steaks from refrigerator about 1hour before cooking. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks. Cook 5-7 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer steaks to platter and tent with foil to keep warm. Add garlic to skillet; stir 20 seconds. Add stock and brandy. Boil until juices are reduced to a glaze. Add any accumulated steak juices to pan; cook briefly and stir in,parsley. Spoon glaze over steaks and serve. Serves 4. Recipes courtesy of Busch's Markets in Livonia, Plymouth and Farmington

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Preheat oven to 400Q F. Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet until it is hot but not smoking. Sear the salmon fillets one minute on each side. Remove the fillets from the heat and transfer them to a glass baking dish or baking pan. Drizzle the soy sauce over them and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven. Meanwhile, heat the orange juice, zest, sherry and ginger together in a small saucepan Over medium-high heat until it is reduced by half. Drizzle the sauce over the fish and serve. MUSHROOM KNISHES 11/2 pounds russet potatoes (about 11/2 pounds) 1tablespoon unsalfed butter, optional Y3cup matzo meal 2 tablespoons potato starch (or cornstarch, if not preparing for Passover)

1/4 cup minced onion 2 egg whites, lightly beaten 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1tablespoon olive 011 11/2 cups finely chopped mushrooms

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Peel potatoes and cut into linch chunks. Boil until fork-tender, 10-12 minutes. Drain and mash. Add one tablespoon of butter if desired. Preheat the oven to 3750 F. In a bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, matzo meal, potato starch, onion, egg whites, pepper and salt and knead together. Heat oil in a small saute pan. Cook mushrooms with a pinch of salt until they are soft and most liquid is cooked off. Cool. Divide the potato mixture into 6-8 portions. Shape iuto balls and flatten into disks about 3 inches wide. Place about I tablespoon of mushrooms onto the cent(,Tof each circle. Gently fold over to make a half-moon shape. Press edges to seal. Generously oil or coat a baking sheet with cooking oil spray. Arrange the knishes in a single layer and' bake for 15 minutes on each side. Serve hot. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and garnish with snipped chives, if desired. Makes 6-8 knishes_

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Co-owner should comply with access rule We are having a problem, as a board, getting access to a condominium unit whose owner refuses to allow us to do so. Do we have any recourse? The condominium rules (Michigan Administrative Code) mandate that all condominium bylaws shall provide that the association have access to the condominil1m unit as necessary during reasonable ho11rS,except in the case of emergencies where, no notice is required. If your bylaws contain this provision, you are best advised to write the coowner. Ifhe or she doesn't comply, turn the matter over to your attorney, who can then proceed in the proper forum to obtain compliance from the co-owner. If your bylaws don't contain this provision, you should contact YOUr attorne,y to amend them immediately. I hired a buyer's agent and am wondering what responsibilities the buyer's agent has to the purchaser. I think there is some statutory requirement. Please help. ~ The six general fiduciary duties that ~ichigan _ Common Law requires of an ~ agent on behalf of a client are obedience, loyalty, disclosure, confidentiality, ace<>untability and reasonable care and skill. As to the duty of reasonable care and skill, an agent is expected to have certain skills and knowledge that he or she will use when pursuing the itl-terests of the client.

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Condominiums have emerged as the value-added housing solution for a wide range of the population. Once a choice primarily of empty nesters, condominiums are now recognized as a viable investment and consequently, an ideal option for everyone from first-time home buyer to retiree. In fact, condos are increas~ ing in value at least as fast and in some areas, twice as fast - as single family homes, reports the National Association of Home Builders. Builders are happily meeting the increased interest. Last year, condo~ums accounted for more than a quarter of all multifamily development, NAHB reported. Many buyers of these new homes are sellers of existing condos, capitalizing on a strong resale market to move up to a newer, better dressed condominium. Lavish amenities and extraordinary services are included in these new developments. This packaging not only generates interest but also stimulates sales. Many developments now offer on-site concierge, dry cleaning, physical therapy services, plus fitness centers, dining fucilities and even small markets. Some communities cater to specific interests - golf, horses, boats, and airplanes. • These "extras" were once intended to attract people trading larger, older homes for a more luxurious, convenient and easy living lifestyle. As it turns out, "big home" owners aren't the only ones discover-

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Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for a second straight week, helping to get the housing industry off to a good start in the new year. Freddie Mac's weekly survey of mortgage rates showed that rates on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages averaged 5.74 percent for the week ending Jan. 1;3,down from 5.77 the previousweek. Low mortgage rates have powered home sales. Analysts believe sales hit a record high for all of 2004 and the housing market is expected to post another good year in 2005.

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Elegant atlached duet condominiums, developed by Moceri Companies in Auburn Hills, rendered in the English Cotswold style offer sophisticated style and convenience In beautiful surroundings. live like single family homes. Garages are attached, full basements are included, back decks or patios are often part of the plan. Going condo is becoming the first thought, rather than an afterthought. Condominium living could be right for you, too, if you are among the following: • Soon-to-be-retirees: For anyone anticipating retirement, a condominium is a con-

sideration, whether it is a move to a more desirable cli~\~19r~amoveto eliminate home rnaintenance duties. Most condominium communities include exterior maintenance with the association fee. Condominiums often are convenient to, grocery stores, shopping and medical facilities. • Vacationers: Historically, the condominium market in

vacation locations has been stroug thanks to consistently high resale values. Again, upkeep is usually included with a fee. Also, the association may Moceri allow,even assist, in the rental of your condominium when you're not using it. • Empty nesters: As grown chifdren move out. parents are .. moving up, embracing the freedom of a condominium and desiring a home closer to work and without home maintenance hassles. Many empty nesters are returning to urban areas, rediscovering the arts, culture, restaurants and parks ' of their favorite city. • First-time homebuyers: A

wide range of condominium styles and prices are available in almost every community, including neighborhoods where young professionals congregate. With near-record low interest rates, many first timers are' starting to build equity with a condominium. The Building Industry Association's Spring Parade of Homes, which runs from March 18 to April 17 this year, features both single family homes and condominiums in a range of prices throughQut southeast Micliigan. '" Dominic J. Moceri is principal of Moceri Companies in Auburn Hills. He is a third generation builder of single family and condominium homes. He is currently serving as president of Building Industry Association of Southeastern Michigan. For more , information, visit,

3D-year mortgag-e rates 'fall for second consecutive ,week, experts report BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Amy Crews Cutts, the mortgage company's deputy chief economist, noted that 30-year mortgage rates averaged 5.84 percent for all oflast year, a significant improvement over an average of9.5 percent for the past 30 years. "The onset of 2005 bodes well for the housing industry," she said. She said rates are likely to end the year above 6 percent, reflecting in 'part the credittighteuing campaign of the Federal Reserve, which is raising rates to keep inflation in check. Some analysts believe rates on 30-year mortgages could climb to around 6.5 percent by


the end of this year, which would still be considered low by historical standards. Rates on I5-year, fixed-rate mortgages, a popular option for refinancing, dipped this week to 5.19 percent, down from 5.21 percent the previous week. For one-year adjustablerate mortgages, rates remained unchanged at 4.10 percent. Freddie Mac added another type of mortgage to its weekly survey: a five-year, "hybrid" adjustable-rate mortgage. It's med for five years and then adjusts each year thereafter. The rate on that mortgage averaged 5.05 percent this week, up slightly from 5.03 percent.

Th"nationwide averages for mortgage rates don't include add-on fees known as points. The 30-year, I5-year and oneyear adjustable mortgages each carried a 0.6-point fee. The five-year adjustable mortgage carried a 0.5-point fee. Ayear ago, rates on 30-year mortgages averaged 5.66 percent with I5-year mortgages at 4.97 percent and one year ARMs at 3.62 percent. There isn't a figure for fiveyear adjustable mortgages because Freddie Mac just , began tracking those rates this year.


hile homeowriers in the "acquisition phase" of their lives are busy making ends meet every month, "autumn" borrowers have already nailed down most of their major home setnp expenses and usually have few, if any, credit card balances. These borrowers are often hitting full stride in their established careers, and normally post exceptional income fignres. The combination of high income, established credit and low expenses put autumn borrowers into the equity/asset accumulation phase of their lives. These homeowners have often reached mid-life and have many choices as to how to spend their excess money. Their homes have appreciated in value and their children, if any, have perhaps already moved on to their own lives and careers. This is a critical stage for homeowners because it is their chance to establish their security fur the rest of their lives. These individnals must not squander this prime opportunity to invest in their futures. Some of the crucial and exciting autumn choices: Should we invest in rental properties to set up longterm recurring income? Do we hammer down our mortgage to get our home totally paid off? Should we contribute huge chunks to our retirement plan(s)? Professional, credible asset and debt managers can be a real benefit during these years . The worst thing an autumn family can do is to do uothing at all. No, scratch that. The absolute worst thing the,y can do is to spend all the excess'cash on things that don't build their asset or equity base, or on things that don't lead to future retirement income. Failing to plan fur the future is truly a plan to fail. Autumn planning typically falls into one of two camps. Homeowners either pay off all consumer bills, including their mortgage, before retirement so the,y can easily live on their retirement income, or they invest wisely in income-producing assets to produce ample supplemental income during the "winter" phase of their lives. This is the fourth part of a fivepart series, Readers may ~ownload the entire merged series online at after the fifth column is published. Timothy Phillips is a mortgage banker and newspaper columnis!. You may access his Wealth Academy archives at or phone him toll-free at (866) 369-4516,




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going to increase," he said, calling the house and its six acres southeast of Lansing "the alosest thing to heaven on earth." Susan Sweetow, a real estate agent in Scottsdale, Ariz., who for two years worked as a tour guide at Taliesin West, Wright's sprawling, SOO-acre winter home and work campus near Scottsdale, said "the market is narrow for his homes and limited to people who appreciate a work of art and a piece of history. It's important the market be geared toward that target market." She said modern home buyers want big garages, large kitchens and spacious bathrooms - features not generally found in Wright's usonian homes. "You have to find the right buyer who will appreciate the qualities that were in his homes;' Sweetow said. Moran's southwestern Michigan home is part of a 72-acre association featuring four Wrightdesigned homes arid one designed by a Wright apprentice. A unique feature shared by the five houses js that each sits on one circular acre of land, with the remaining property jointly owned by the members of the associ.ation. The retired high school art instructor said no matter how enticing an offer she lIlay receive, she would not sell to someone who would demolish the home. Moran, who lives in the Chicago area, has tried ad.Y<;Itising in local newspapers and in the Chicago Tribune. She has listed it for sale on the Web site of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. The Chicago-based group is dedicated to preserving the architect's 400-plus structures that still stand. The group was caught off guard weeks ago when a dilapidated Wright cottage in Grand Beach, on Lake Michigan near the Indiana border, was purchased and razed by its new owners to make way for a new home. Ron Scherubel, the conservancy's executive director, said that as in other real estate transactions, there are a few important basics to keep


Imagine having a dream home in a private, peaceful, bucolic setting and being unable to sell it because it was designed by Frauk Lloyd Wright. Some owners of one-of-a-kind houses conceived by the iconic architect are discovering it's not easy selling them in an era when cathedral ceilings aud easy commutes are on the wish lists of many prospective purchasers. But the sellers are also concerned about finding the right Wright buyers - ones who will cherish, not demolish, his creations. After pouring tens of thousands of dollars into buying, repairing and renovating her Wrightdesigned house, Arlene Moran hasn't received any serious offers despite its pedigree. She's asking $375,000 for the three-bedroom home in Galesburg, about halfway between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. "It's going on two years and I'm desperate,'" said Moran, 70. "I refus~ to lower the price. I put in $180,000 (worth) of restoration. t would like to have my money back." But, Moran said, "I can't have just anybody" buy it. She considers her home, which she never has lived in, a work of art. Don Schaberg is ready to sell the Okemos house he and his late wife commissioned Wright to design, and where they lived happily for four decades. Schaberg realizes it won't be easy finding someone willing to spend $1.6 million for a 3,800-square-foot ranch without a garage, but also said he's under no real pressure to sell and doubts he will come down much on his price. "I'm just certain the value is

in mind when buying or selling Wright homes: price, location and condition. While many of the grand homes from Wright's "prairie" period of the early 20th century were built in or near large cities, his smaller usonian homes - such as those owned by Schaberg and Moran often ended up in remote rural settings, which was part of the appeal. "Many of these are still located in nice,. scenic, country areas but they're not convenient for today's buyer who has to work in the city,: Scherubel said, Ken Goldberg, a real estate agent trying to sell one of Wright's prairie homes built on Chicago's north side, said he expects a developer to purchase the 90-year-old structure. The asking price for the well-maintained house, which has been on the market for about six months, recently dropped from $2.5 million to $1.9 million. Its view of Lake Michigan shrank over the years as taller buildings went up around it, but the property includes two adjacent lots that offer room to build.

'We're appealing not only to the individual owner but somebody that's a developer. an investor that could build townhouses adjacent to it or condominiums adjacent to it: KenGoldberg real estate agent

"We're appealing not only to the individual owner but somebody that's a developer, an investor that could build townhouses adjacent to it or condominiums adjacent to it," he said. "It's really a multiple-use home. It's more than just something for your family to own and live in:'

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CLEAN... and well cared for 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home offers newer Vinyl Windows, hand crafted kitchen cabinetry, partially fi01shed basement w/half bath. large breakfast room w/doorwaH to deck and 2 car detached garagel LIVonia Schools. $229,900. ENGLANO REAL ESTATE 888-211-9560, 816-632-7427 COLONIAL 3 bdrm , 1 5 bath, 1750 sq ft. updated Oak kitchen, new windows, first floor laundry, dming room. 6 mile! levan area. Absolutely gorgeous. $269,900 734-718-9640

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WOW! Boastmg 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths and a 3 car garage With upgrades galore, highlights mclude fIrst floor master sUite. fireplace, cathedral celhngs, skyhghts, and french doors which complement this home $279,900. Call Oawn. 248-563-6646 248-363-8300 realestateone.coml dlenderman 111l1li .. &-



NATURE LOVERS RETREAT! Attractive home. With fabulous wooded 8 13 acre setting on peaceful Rounds Pond with good fishing and great views from many wmdows. Home features pleasant work saving krtchen tbat opens to great room with brick fIreplace and doorwall to spacious wrap around deck 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 16x14 sun room, large rec. room m walkout lower level, 30x24 garage and Huron Valley Schools. $370,000. ENGLAND REAL ESTATE 888-211-9660. 810-632-7427 Howell

GREAT 3 BEOROOM Brick ranch wI attached 2 car garage Family room wI fireplace, finished bsmt. Updated windows, roof, furnace, CIA & morel $188,500 (71GOL) CENTURY 21 ROW 734-464-7111

LIVONIA Awesome updated 3 bdrm ranch wI 1.5 baths, sweet finished bsmt & 2 5 car garage Kitchen offers maple cabmets, ceramic floor & stainless appliances. This home is a "12'. Just listed at $212,900 Call ANGIE MALKOWSKI, 734-576-2297 MAYFAIR HEALTY (734) 522-8000


LIVONIA RANCH Sharp 3 bedroom ranch built in 1989 Great room WIth cathedral ceilings and natural fireplace Home warranty. $235,000. Call ANN SHAHIN 800-677-9579 CODE 2016 REIMAX Home Sale Services 1200 Sheldon, Plymouth

JUST LISTED! NICE 3 BEOROOM Brick ranch on wide lot. Full bsmt, hardwood floors, 1.5 car drive thru attached garage. $148,900 (05MER) CENTURY 21 ROW 734-464-7111


Howell Schols Open Sunday Jan. 23, 1-4pm HOME SWEET HOME! - Warm & cozy 3 bedroom home with hardwood flooring thru-out! Newer kitchen, wmdows and 2.5 car garage WIth electriCity & opener! $149,900. Take Grand River West of Golf Club to North on University to North on Cornell following open signs to 321 N. Cornell St ENGLANO REAl ESTATE 888-211-9560, 810-632-7427


8817 Perrin, Elof Memman, N/of Joy. 3 Mrm, 1 5 bath, w/manjl.,updates includmg new wmdows, hardwood floors & bath Livoma public schools $178,500. (734) 425-3482

JUST LISTED! DVERSIZEO LOT! Spacious & tptally updated 3 bdrm. ranch in Farmington Rd & 5 Mile area Gourmet kitchen. Newer furnace CIA., roof & windows $163,900 (AR149)

~ JUST liSTED! 3 BORM BRICK RANCH With many updates. lIvmg room & family toom have fireplaces, french doors leading to fenced backyard. Enloy the views from your covered porch. 2.5 car garage. $189,900

Call Johanna Woodanl (134) 391-0913

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JUST liSTED! A BEAUTY 3 bedroom brick ranch with updated kitchen & baths and Pella windows Basement & 2 car garage! $184,900. GOLDEN KEY REALTY 248-596-1200



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JUST LISTED! BRICK COLONiAl 4 bdrms., dining room, family room wI natural fireplace.& new oak kitchen. Bsmt. 2 car attached garage. Private fenced yard Newer siding, windows & sprinkler system.

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JUST LISTED! CAPE COO lovely 3 bdrm., 2 bath home wl2 car garage. Family room wlfireplace. FIrst floor master bdrm. wlbath. Updated kitchen plus newer roof, windows, furnace, electrical & plumbing~

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lust a walk to downtown 3 Bedrooms, some hardwood floors, freshly parnted interior "Country Cottage" atmosphere with award winmng perenmal gardens. Pnced to sell! $197,000

JUST LISTED! STUNNING COLONIAL Awesome open floor plan. S bdrms., 3 full & 2 hals baths. Formal dining room, library & family room w/flreplace. Kitchen wlbreakfast room. 1st floor laundry. FInished walk-out lower level. 3 car garage. $569,000 (MC938)


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1fj 2000, 1/2 acre, 3 bdrm,

2.5 bath, 2050 sq. ft , first floor master, many features. Must See! $289,900 Open Sun 2-5, 14803 Lyons 734513-9795

Bungalow~Totally re--done 4 bdrm13 baths like brand new home AlC, 3 car garage. full bsmt w/bath. $144K. Adjacent lot $29.5K 248-895-5256

SOUTHFIELD OUY OR LEASE On nearly an acr.e. .3 bdrm., 1.5 bath. 1860 sq. ft. ranch wlfull bsmt New kItchen w/stainless steel apphances, maple cabmets Newer roof & wmdows. $249,900 or $2000/mo (5A241)

LOVELY COLONiAl 4 Bdrm, 2.5 bath 2331 sq. ft. home on park-like profeSSionally iandscaped lot. Family room w/fireplace. Updated kitchen wlhardwood floor Bsmt 2 car garage $272,900 (LE689)

BEST BUY Beautiful 3 bdrm rancb, remodeled kItchen & baths, new carpet, famlly room, finrshed bsrnt, new drywalled garage wI opener A truly "Must See' $139,900 .Wow" built in "2000" 3 bdrm ranch, 2 full baths, CIA" appllances stay. finished bsmt wI bar & pool table 2 Car mecha01c's dream garage. A real Beautyl $154,000 Century 21 John Cole Realty (313) 937-2300 (734) 455-8430

BRICK RANCH Beautiful & custom bUilt. living room w/flreplace, dming room, updated kitchen w/appllaces & family room CIA New roof, attached garage Oversized lot. $142,900 (MA139)

OrJ.r:2l CENTURY 21 TOOAY (313) 538-2000 BRICK RANCH Beautifully decorated, updates galore! 3 bedroom, 1% bath. Large lIVing room, bright kitchen, formal dming area, finished basement, mce yard, 2 car garage, $149,900 BUNGALOW Nice 3 bedroom with lots of updates, huge master bedroom, walk-in closet, newer kitchen, fmished basement with fireplace and dry bar, garage, $113,000

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JUST LISTED! CHECK THIS OUT SpacIous 5 bdrm , 2.5 bath bungalow. Dining room, updated kItchen, den & bsmt. w/sauna 2 car garage Updated wmdoes, roof & more Home warranty. $118,899. (8E200)

0a~21 CENTURY 21 TDOAY (313) 538-2000 www.century21todaycom COUNTRY LIVING 1600 Sq ft wI fmished bsmt, half bath, I1vmg:room wI fireplace $169.900 PAUL KLEOBA (248) 135-5515 KELLER WILLIAMS 22260 Haggerty, NorthVille STARTING UP OR SLOWING OOWN! FHA! VA Terms Charming ranch features many updates, 2 bdrm, 1 bath & part finished bsmt. Large fenced yard & appliances stayl! $106,500 CENTURY 21 PREMIER

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CHARMING THREE BEDROOM RANCH features over 1500 square feet, basement, fireplace & garage. Kitchen 2004, bathroom 2003 and many updates. Check out thiS treasure! $225,000. Call Dawn' 248-563-6646 248-363-8300 realestateone.coml dlenderman



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SOUTHFIELO CRANBROOK VILLAGE Well mamtalned 3 bdrm, 1 5 bath bnck ranch with fmished bsmt & 2 car garage. Many updates CIA. Hardwood floors under carpel. $159,999. (RA293)


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JUST LISTED! SOUTHFIELD SUPER COLONIAL 4 bdrm., 2.5 bath, marble foyer, livmg room, formal dining room & famikly room w/Vaulted ceiling & fIreplace. Huge 'eat-m' kitchen Master SUIte w/bath. First floor laundry. Bsmt. 2 car attached garage. CIA. Many

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JUST LISTED! SOUTHFIELO SUPER RANCH Immediate occupancy, 3 bdnns., 2 full baths, living room wlfireplace Dining room & kitchen w/breakfast nook FInished bsmt. wlwet bar. CIA. Appliances stay. Patio & deck. Garage. Many updates $164,900 • (R0291)



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JUST LISTED! SOUTHFIELO SUPER STARTER HOME Only $109,9001 Super clean & updated 2 bdrm ranch wI spacious rooms. "Eat-in' kitchen All appllances & some furmture stay. CIA Patio. 2 car garage (SH271)

Or~21 CENTURY 21 TODAY (248) 855-2000 SOUTHFIELD: 3 bedroom ranch Buy or lease. Sect. 8 ok $1150 lease, buy for $165,000. 248-914-D707 •


JUST LISTED! VERY ATTRACTIVE 3 Bdrrn., 2 full bath bunga. low w/bsmt. living room & separate dming room Big country kitchen with cabinets++ Huge master bedroom. Updates. Newer roof, wlOdows, plumbmg, exterior pamt & morel $116,900 (N0188FT) FARIDA (248) 797-5511 CENTURY 21 TODAY (248) 855-2000 Royal Oak

JUST LISTED! WELL MAINTAINEO 4 Bdrm, 1 5 bath colonial wlopen floor plan & hardwood floors. Formal dining room, family room wlflre~ place Kitchen w/breakfast bar. Doorwall to deck. Finished bsmt. 2 car garage $259,900 (FU411)


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Handyman Special Home In Southfield. large yard $100k (248) 408-2726.

OUTSTANDING COLONIAL 4 Bdrms., 2 5 bath, formal dlnmg room & partial fmished bsmt. 2 car attached garage Newer Windows, CIA & furnace $235,000 (M0169AM) AL MALISOW (248) 909-9012 CENTURY 21 TODAY (248) 647-8888

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BUNGALOW 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, totally updated, mcluding kitchen w/appliances, bath, furnace, CIA. windows, electncal, roof & morel Bsmt. Deck. Garage $124,900. (N1503)


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JUST LISTED! WEST BLOOMFIELO -Completely Updated 4 bdrm colomal. New designer kitchen w/stainless steel appliances & ceramic floor. 1st floor laundry. New deck & landscape, new root. Fmished bsmt. 2 car garage Lake priVileges. $289,900. Call BEN. 248-396-4440

A......... ~...7091 Orchard lk, W. Bloomfield ALL SPORT PINE LAKE Lake front, fabulous Venetian style home wi 5 bedroom spites, best of everything. Elevator, Brazilian Cherry wood, incredible crown mouldings. wrought iron staircase, tnple beveled granIte counter tops, finished walk-out with full kitchen and much much more. $3.45 Million. 248~890-o340

JUST liSTED! LAKE PRIVILEGES on all sports Middle Straits Lake. Updated 3 bdrm , 2.5 bath colomal. lIvmg room, dmrng room, family room wlflreplace 1st floor master suite w/bath. 1st floor laundry. CIA Bsmt. Deck. 2 car garage Gorgeous lot. $354,000 (EL376)

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$100 MOVE IN! BRAND NEW 3 bdrm Tn-level, 1100 sq.ft. Carpeted, landscaped. DEMPSTER A. ROSS REALTY 734-326-8300 GORGEOUS STARTER Home with a beautIful kitchen, doorwall to the backyard, updates galore, pnced to sell $79,900 MOVE-IN CONOITION Describes thiS 3 bdrm brick ranch wI a garage, newer Windows & roof. $122,900 FANTASTIC 3 BEOROOM Bnck ranch wI a family room, gas fm'lplace, huge kitchen, 1 1/2 baths, finished bsmt, 2 car

gar.oo CASTELLI (734) 525-7900 Serving the area for 29 yrs

JUST LISTED! LIVONIA SCHOOLS! Immaculate 3 bdrm. colonial backing to treed area Family room IN/flreplace, 1st floor laundry, 2 car attached garage. Many extras' $244,900 (48SAN) CENTURY 21 ROW 734-464-7111 No Bank Qualifying, Owner flnancing ~ Westland, 1000 sq.ft., 2 bdrm. 2 baths, deck. $126,000 1-800-939-6698 Whlfe Lake.

BEST BUY! Stately 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath colomal In quiet sub shouts welcome! Family room With cracklill{l fireplace, basement, garage and lake access. $204,900 (248) 887-6900 FIRST AMERICAN

HOME ON ONE ACRE 1998 BUIlt 2460 sq ft home wlfull bsmt., master SUite, 4 bdrms, 2.5 baths, family room w/fireplace and THREE CAR attached garage Call for details. $289,900 KAREN 6ROWN, 248~348-3000, ext. 212 REIMAX 100


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ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS LAKE FRONT home with outstanding views of lake and surroulld~ 109 area' 4 Bedrp_oms 31 baths colOlmr wltll" a Victorian flair and wrap around porch situated on 1.9 acres Fimshed walk out basement! $639,83Q Gall Turner 248-873-0087 or 248-349-2929 x265

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COMMERCE 3 bedroom, 2 bath quad-level, Great Area 2053 Pauls Way. $224,900 (248) 668-0109

JUST LISTED! COMMERCEALL SPORTS LAKEFRONT 3 Bdrm. home wlboat dock. Spacious rooms wlover 2100 sq ft 2 car garage. Updates include newer win~ dows, furnace, CIA & roof. $314,900 (AN324)


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SOUTHERN LAPEER Elegant newer 6500 sq. ft home, 5 bdrms., 5.5 baths, very private setting on 124 acres Many large outbuild. ings. ImmedIate occupan~ cy Call for info Bruce Huber, Aeal Estate One Gardner 810-245-5583.





Oakland County

FARMINGTON HILLS - Great: price on a great horne! Many' updates include new kitchen, ' new appliances. CIA, roof,' electrical and newer Windows. : Front porch and rear glassed- l m patio. Huge garage! .24 acre . lot! $149,900 (21HA) NOVI - $124,900 - Picture: perfect. upper end umt ranch ' condo. Open floor plan' laundry room off kitchen~' Large master bedroom with : walk In closet. Updated kitchen, & bath. large private balcony.• DIrect access to garage and • storage area! Includes ; appliances. $124,900. (23RO).• Century 21 Hartford South 734-464-6400


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2001 BUilt, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath colonial in perfect coru:lltlon Offers bsmt, 2 car attached garage and great open floor plan. 1460 Sq ft wI excellent features. Just $204,900!!

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INKSTER - $59,900 Updatedl Remodeledl Garage. Double Lot. Close to schools. PAUL KLEBBA (248) 735-5515 KELLER WILLIAMS 22260 Haggerty, Northville

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CHARLEVOIXLAKE MICHIGAN 114' Water frontage, 3 bed. room home, 2 bath, open floor plan, fireplace, exten. sive decking, garage with workshop. Solid value at $565,000

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Lmden Schools Open SUR. Jan 23, 1-4pm : OESIGNEO WITH OISTlNC-, nON! ~ This wonderful new l home will include 4 bedrooms, • 2.5 baths, gorgeous iSland' kitchen with hickory cabmets, : hickory floors, walk-in pantry • and desk area. Gas fireplace in ' living room, 2nd floor laundry, • walkout bsmt prepped for: bath. Extensive "-leckmg and 2 • car attached garage! ' $368,000. Take US-23 to' Owen Road exit go West to : Red Fox Trail following open • signs to 16320 Red Fox Trail. ' linden SChools ' Open Sat~Jan. 22, 1-4pm HEREIT ISI - "Home" Spotless: and tastefully decorated 2. bedroom condo with cul-de-" sac setting has beautiful white kitchen with snack bar opemng to comfortable great room with doorwall to deck.' Family room With gas fireplace, 112 bath and private' offIce in custom finished: walkout lower level 1st floor laundry and 2 car attached garage tool $214,000. Take:US-23 to Owen Road West to.: linden Road, North to .. Creekwood following open Signs to 207 IngleWOOdCourt.• ENGLAND REAL ESTATE ' 8BB-211-9560,810-632-7427 :

4 bedroom colonial approx. 3200 SQ ft. Sits across from nature preserve. Commerce $390,000. Call ANN SHAHIN 806-677-9579 CODE 2006 REIMAX Home Sale Services 1200 Sheldon, Plymouth

Northfield Come check out thiS spotless home on Horse Shoe Lake (an sports lake) $179,900 CAlL JAMES TORESON (734),363-1958

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JUST LISTED' BLOOMFIELD Immaculate 2 bdrm., 2.5 bath townhome in lovely treed setttng. lIVing room, & dlnmg room share 2-way fireplace. Remodeled oak kitchen. Master suite w/doorwall to pnvate deck. $245,900 (MEl12)

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JUST LISTED! UVONIA POPULAR 2 BEDROOM 2 Bath ranch end unit. Updated kitchen, bath, flooring, more. Private entrance, carport Appliances stay. $121,900 (41E1G) CENTURY 21 ROW 734-464-7111

JUST LISTED! LIVONIA. BEAUTIFUL • NEWER CONDO 2 BDRM .. 2 BATH wlfami~ room or library, bsml. storage area, attached garage m the heart -of Livonia. $232,900 KAREN BROWN, 248-348-3000, exl. 212 RElMA)( 100

JUST LISTED! LIVONIA 2001 Built 1665 Sq. It Brick Townhome features Great Room w/Flreplace, separate Family Room, Formal dining, 1st floor laundry, attached garage- END UNIT next to trees. $232,900 Karen Brown REIMAK 100 248-348-3000 >212



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JUST LISTED! BROWNSTOWN SIMPLY ADORABLE! 2 Bdrm, 1.5 bath condo. Uvmg room has gas fireplace. Full sized deck off kitchen door wall to relax on. $162,900 SHARON BLACK (734) 564-23B3 REMERICA HOMETOWN (734) 459.6222

JUST LISTED! CANTON Immaculate, almost new pn~te entry 2 bdrm upper end unit condo wtattached garage. White kitchen w/oak cabmets & appliances. Deck. Storage +++. Pool in complex $149,200 (BE405JF) JASON FOUNTAIN (248) Bl9-0180 CENTURY 21 TODAY (24B) 855-2000 Canton 3 BORM, 1.5 BATH CONDO Near clubhouse. All ap:pliances mcfuded. Lwmg room, dining room wi dear wall 10 po .. le d.. k. $144,900 REMERICA HOMETOWN (734) 459-fj222

JUST LISTED! FARMINGTON 3 COZY CONDOS With all appliances. Neutral and updated Laundry in unit. Cat allowed. $51,900$61,900 CALL GREG (734)71B-7244 CENTURY 21 ROW 734-464-7111



PLYMOUTH'S POPULAR "BEACON HILL" ••• On Ann Arbor Trail just west of Sheldon, New on the Market! End unit ranch impeccably maintained WIth 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, formaf dining, 1st floor laundry, full basement, newer furnace/alT and 2 car

attached garage. $225,000. ASK FOR BOB BAKE (734) 649-2175 CJJLDWELL BANKER SCHWEITZER-BAKE

JUST LISTEm SOUTHFIELD Large 2 bdrm., 3.5 bath end umt townhouse condo wi fiOlshad bsmt & 2 car attached garage. Private courtyard. Great locallOn in complex. $175,000 (SH250AM) AL MALiSOW (2481 909-9012 CENTUAY 21 TODAY (24B) 647.888B TROY 3 Bdrm 15 bath in Northfield Hills, Sunken living room, bsmt, fireplace $170,000 ShareNel (246)642-1620

JUST LISTED! WEST BLOOMFIELO Spacious 2510 sq. ft, 4 bdnn, 3 bath ranch condo wlfabulous pond vIew. Family room w/lg. gas fireplace. First floor laundry_ Fmished walk-out lower level to patIO. New roof & CIA. Near shoppmg & restaurants. One year warran. ty. Immediate occupancy. $234,900 (LA462EB) Ed Barter 24B-763-o120 Century 21 Today 24B-855-2000


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Mlnord. Better than new! Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, 2 full baths! Finished walk out lower level & attach(ld garage Only $194,500. . (24B) 539-B700 TlH)mpson-Brown Realtors

CANTON - 2 BORM, 1.5 BATH Townhouse In popular complex. Bsmt, att garage. $154,900 (AJHCHD)

NORTHVillE. GORGEOUS 4200sq It condo m Blue Heron. $493K. (248) 34+7157

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JUST LISTED! NOVI Stunning 2 bdrm., 2 5 bath townhouse condo w/c1Js~ tam lighting, WindOW treat. ments & hardwood floors on entire first floor. 2 way fireplace between great room & hearth kitchen w/lsland & 42' maple cabinets. Luxurious master sUlte wljet tub & shower. Bsml., deck, 2 car attached garage. $259,900 (YE41 B) SANTiNA PALAZETI (248) 613-5614 CENTURY 21 TODAY c (734) 462-9800



NOVI TOWNHOUSE 3 Bdrms, 2.5 baths, many updates, gas fIreplace, all appliances stay. Fmlshed bsmt wi storage. $151,900 (07BAS) CENTURY 21 ROW 734-464-7111

£ WALLED LAKE AREA New Duplex on Hawk lake. 2 bdrm, 2.5 bath & 2 car attached garage. Loaded on a huge 101. FinanCing for qualified party Owner: (248) 203.2626

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$0 DOWN- Newer bank repo's up to 2400 sq.ft. for under $30,000. Must pay-sales tax. (866) 251-1670 PLYMOUTH HILLS - 2 bdnn, 2 bath, 16x72, 1995 Century, newly renovated. all appliances, cia, large deck. $2B,9oo. ' (734) 644-3975 WESTLANO.MEADOWS 1997 Manufactured doublewlde home fOr sale Excellent condition.> $22,000 Loan IS assumable 734-782-1824

CENTRAL OUTLET Will move, re-set, store, or recycle your mobile home. Lic. & Ins. Free estimates. Call 1-800-432-2525 WALLED lAKE -1985 Nashua, 14x70 with expando, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. New water heater. $B900lbest. (248) 669-6768 lakelronl


JUST LISTED! NOVl' Dynamic 1st floor master ~ CONDO with soarmg ceiling in living r!Jom. Ceramic tiled foyer, large kitchen w/upgraded cabinets. Library w/Pergo floors & French doors. Golf community home! ~ $214,900 Call: CAROL COPPING 24B-444.8105 248-348-6430 Ext. 205

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Farmington Hills. Professionally decorated upper end unit. 16xll bedroom with private master bath & 1lav, deck overlooks central courtyard, cia, carport, pooVclubhouse, private basement storage. $96,000 24B 615-0529

PLYMOUTH End ground level wlwooded vIew for under $1{)0,000. Private entry, laundry room, updated carpet, furnace,

CIA. CHARLOm JACUNSKI 734-377 .32B2 CENTURY 21 ROW 734-464.7111


OSCODA lake Huron frontag~, mouth of AuSabie RIver. Manufactured home on deeded Iakefront lot. Sugar sand beach. Gated commuOlty. AuSablel Huron Condominium campground. Excellent condition. Excellent location. Brand new furnace, stove, carpeting, furnishings, Honda room. Large deck. Boat. Best well Included. $94,500. (517) 223-4277


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GRANO TRAVERSE COUNTY 200 acres of wild seclusion in Grand Traverse Co., mile of water frontage, Hall Creek, electricity, bridge, rolling and wooded. Parcel splits available, hunt club opportunity. One of the last large parcels. Calf Kris Attwood Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors (231) 883-&346 402 E. Front St. Traverse City, Ml 49686

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SHANTY CREEK CONDO Furnished quartershare. (13 wks per year). 2 bdrm., 2 bath condo on 18th green of Legends Golf Course. Fireplace, 3 decks, all appliances. Beachclub Near chairlifts. $30,000 (SH5B3EB) ED BARTER (24B) 763-0120 CENTURY 21 TODAY (24B) B55-2oo0

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OCEANFRONT CONDOS From $300-1 2 million. Boca Raton Highland Beach, Florida. Call Angel Larrinaga at Carriage Trade Properties 561-702-2070 [email protected] tradepropertles com





Winter Special 1 bdrm Apartment $520 2 bdrm Townhouse $620 3 bdrm Townhouse $800 Secunty Deposit $350 CANTON GARDENS (734) 455-7440 llmited TIme EHO

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MOVE IN SPECIAL WINDSOR WOODS APTS Canton Large 1 & 2 Bdrm. Open Floor Plan, Tons of Storage, Carports, PoolExcellent Location! 734-459-1310


BIRMINGHAM'S FINEST RENTALS Maple Road Townes. Maple between Adams & Eton " walk


to downtown (rom these homes In award~wmnmg updated building. Only $820 449 E. Fourteen Mile - Near Pierce Fully updated 2 bed/1 bath ranch style townhouse features all white cabmets (some With glass doors), huge basement, 1 car garage With opener. Available NOW. $975. 1770 Grant - South of lincoln 2 bedl1 5 bath townhome With spacious rooms and nice closets, private yard, carport. Available now at $1120 INCLUDING HEAT! EHO ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIALS Call the Beneicke Group Weekdays at 248-642-8686

(N on Tuck Rd. off 8 Mile between Middlebelt & Orchard Lake Rd , comer of Folsom) DELUXE ONE ANO TWO BEDROOM UNITS FROM $615 liMITED SPECIAL Includes appliances, vertical blinds, carpeting, pool, optional carports


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Bedford Square Apartments 734-981-1217

FARMINGTON HILLS Live FREE - Ask Us How! 24~hr. fitness center, in-home washer/dryer, covered parking, close to work & entertamment. Pets live FREE. 1 bedroom specials starting at $750, 2 bedroom specials starting at $850 Call Diamond Forest today 877-262-7949 or ViSit


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FARMINGTON HILLS MAPLE RIDGE APTS. CALL FOR SPECIALS! 23078 Mlddlebelt. Spacious 1 bed. Central air, carport available. $560. 248.473.5180

1866) 534-3358

farmington HIlls SUPER LOCATION Grand River/Orchard Lake STO~ERIOGE MANOR APARTMENTS Enter off Freedom Road, W. of Orchard Lake Road, South of Grand RIver Deluxe 1 Bedroom sub-level From $550IMo. 3rd. montb FREE Includes: Carpeting, vertical blinds, deluxe appliances Mon .• Fri. 9--4, Sat.lSun. by appOIntment

FARMINGTON. 1 bedroom apt 3rd floor No pets. $595/mo 248.787-8607

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FARMINGTON Great deall 2 bdrm, 2 bath, $725. 1 bdrm $590 Includes beat/Water & carport. No PelS. (240) 47T-5650

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LIVONIA - 5 MlleJMiddlebelt Deluxe 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, laundry room with washer/dryer, private entry, starting $625/mo. 248-521-197B

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QUIET Almost soundproof 1& 2 bedroom apts. Across from Oakland Mall at 1-75 and 14 Mile

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GARDEN CITY Very nice 1 & 2 bedroom wllaundry. $500 & $600/mo. 31075 Krauler.(313) 3B4.6029

KEEGO HARBOR! WEST BLOOMFIELD Large studIO, 1 & 2 bedroom apts. in small, quiet complex, next to park. West Bloomfield schools. Rents from $550 includes heat & water. Furnished apts. also available. 248-681-8309


CANTERBURY , PARK APTS. 19400 Mayfield off Seven Mile Rd.between Farmmgton & Memman; behind Joe's Produce)'~" UMITEO TIME SPECIAL 1 BEDROOM $&00 . 2 BEDROOM STOO

FARMINGTON PLAZA APTS. Deluxe 1 and 2 bedrooms, startmg at $550-up. Heat InCluded, water, pool. Sr. Citizens move 10as low as $600. (24B) 47B-a722

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WESTlAND Priced To Sell! Blllit In 2000 tlllS lovely colomal offers 3 bedrooms, 1 5 baths, 2 car attached garage w/work bench, master bedroom wfcathedral cellmg & WIC, hardwood foyer,

Great Neighborhood

SpacIOus 4 bedroom, 2 bath quad with lots of pnvacy Filrmal tlmmg room, family room w/natural fireplace Hardwood under carpet. Ree room In basement & 2 car attached garage Great opportUnity (E12BEL)248-349-5600 $235,000

ceramIC baths, 2 tiered deck and tul! basement (E90FAI)734-455-5600 $194,900

PLYMOUTH Fabulously Renovated 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath colomalm "Old Village" JUsta short walk to downtown offers 1st floor master suite, 2nd floor familY room wlflreplace, 1st floor fireplace mllvmg room, fin osmt, 2 car garage w/opener & kit appls (E61ADA) 734-455-5600 $359,600

INKSTER Move Right In 3 bedroom, 1 5 bath home with newer Windows and updated kitchen, partially finished basement, furnace & ale 1998 (E65AVO) 734-455-5600






NDVI Enjoy The Tranquility In this lovely 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse

w/spectacular View of pond from the patio or every room. 1st class finished basement, beautiful kitchen wlhardwood ffoor (EOOPON) 734-455-5600 $165,000

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additional bath. cath ceilings, ceramic and hardwood. First floor laundry. All on approx 1 acre 4+ car garage. (E45CAR) 248-349-5600 $314,900

Birmingham 248-642-8100

Clarkston 248-820-7200

Commerce Twp. 248-383-1200

Plymouth 734-455-5600

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CANTON Great Location 4 BR, 2.5 SA colomal w/cath ceilings. open floor Dlan & neutral carpet. All windows & doors done in nell oak. Finished basement ready for bath Professionally landscaped, sprinklers, lighting, 2-<:ar gar. Must see. (E08WEl.) 248-349-5600 $325,000

Northville 248-349-5800 ShelbylWp, 586-731-8180

Rochester 248-852-8000 Chesterfield lINp. 586-949-5590


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Newer roof, siding, WindOWS and updated electrical. Large master bedroom. Great garage storage Freshly painted throughout Neutral decor. Park at street end (E11BRO) 248-349-5600

Royal Oak 248-280-4777 Clinton lWp. 586-288-6000


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CANTON 734-455-7000 FAMILY LIVING AT ITS BEST Looking for that special place? .Look no more. This lovely Colonial is turn key. 4 BRs, 3 BAs, 2 Lavs. Formal LRlDR, library. Fab kit w/cherry cabs, island & pantry. (23L427) $489,90~

PLYMOUTH 734-455-7000 EXPECT TO BE ENVIED as the owner ofthis imposing Cape Cod on estate sized lot. Gourmet ktt w/hearth room. Double sided fplc in bright soaring FR. Call NOW fur appointment! (23F11075) $575,~

ANN ARBOR ,734-326-2000 PRIVACY IN THE WOODS You will love this 6 acre excecutive estate. 4 BR, 3 1/2 baths, 3+ car gar, Irg kit w/brkfst rm overlooking golf course, LR Wllarge fplc, mstr ste wlWhiripool tub. (T354) PC220342 $454,900

NOVI 248-348-6430 SPACIOUS/OPEN FLR PLAN! 4 BR, 2.1 BA colonial w/many recent updates! Freshly painted inside/out, neut new carpets & pergo firs in foyer & sunrm! Quick occupancy! 349-6200 (24153276) $349,900

LIVONIA 734-326-2000 A "10" ON THE WOW SCALE Gorgeous 2,500 SF 3 BR in NIW Livonia on nearly 3/4 acres and 3+ garage. Hot tub in Fla rm. Gazebo, formal LR, great room & family room. (M205) $:290,000 ,

.LIVONIA 734-591-9200 POPULAR BURTON HOLLOW SUB. 4 BR, 2 BA, 2133 SF. Open fir plan wlvaulted clgs in LR, DR & ktt. New roof (04), wndw & DR. Fla rm overlooking Indscp & fenced yrd. (24142312) $269,000

SOUTH LYON 248-348-6430 ENJOY THE COUNTRY City conveniences w/a small town feel. Comfortable 3 BR, 2 bath brick ranch w/na!,1 fplc, fin'd bsmt and many recent updates. Deep prvt yard. Warrany! 349-6200 (24149601) $227,900

LIVONIA 734-591-9200 A MUST SEE! 3 BR, 1.5 BA brick ranch in Rosedale Gardens. Updates; AlC 04, re-fin hdwd firs, Indscp in fmt & back, priv fence, copper plmb. Fin bsmt w/glass block windows. (24151396) $184,900

SOUTH LYON 248-348-6430 COUNTRY LIVING IN THE CITY For sale or lease. Nicely updated 3 BR, 2 BAranch.Lg kit, mstr wfjet tub. LR wlhdwd firs, Irg 2 car garage. Walking distance to S.Lyon. Lease $11501 mbnth, 349-6200 (24085323) $177,900

DEARBORN 734-455-7000 FIRST TIME BUYER'S BARGAIN Cute cozy ranch on private court, near schools. Priced to sell. Good sized rooms. Grt location. (23E25585) (25000547) $140,000

WESTLAND 248-348-6430 OUTSTANDING LOCATION. Clean;.we/l-kept condo. New carpet on 1st fioor, oak kitchen cabinets, all appliances included. Fin'd bsmt. Deck from doorwall. Absolutely turn key! 349-6200 (24103092) $172,500

WESTLAND 734-326-2000 TOO GOOD TO LAST!! 3 bedroom brick ranch wtth full bsmt and 2 1/2 car garage. Updates include: roof shingles, plumbing, electrical, windows and central air. (P150) $159,900

REDFORD 734-591-9200 B!;:ST BUY! 1436 SF broad-front brick :bungalow on double lot in desirable golf & CC .' s\lb~ 3 BR, 1.5 BA, fin ree rm, sun porch, 1.5 cllr all gar. (24148804) $149,900

REDFORD 734-591-9200 ATTRACTIVE 1 1/2' STORY BUNGALOW 1100 SF. 3 BR, 1.5 BA, bsmt & gar. Updates incld: roof, furn, kit cabs & counters, electrical. Heated gar is a handyman's dream. Lndscp & fenced yrd. (24150285) $145,000

WESTLAND 734-326-2000 IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY One year old 2 BR, 2 1/2 bath Brownstone condo. Neutral thu-out wlluxury features: master suite wlbath & WIC, 2nd fioor Indry, CIA, deck, attached garage .. (S870) $144,900

DEARBORN 248-348-6430 COZY 3 BR, 2 FULL BA BUNGALOW painted with sunshine! Hdwd firs under carpeting, huge mstr wllots of storage & skylight. Many newer features! 349-6200 (24078298) $143,000


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SOUTH LYON 248-348-6430 PRIME LOCATION! W/O UNIT & LKACCESS Privacy & beauty in end unit w/Fla rm, FR, fplc. direct gar access. 2 BR, 2 BA & appls. In 55+ co--op. Includes beaCh and clubhouse. 349-6200 (24124573) $138,000

REDFORD I 734-591-9200 3 BR RANCH w/special features such as formal DR, bay wndw wlwndw seat & half baths. Updates incld: remdld kit, wndws, baths, roof & furn. South RedfOrd school dist. (24153519) $137,900 '

ROMULUS 734-455-7000 NEEDS A LITTLE ... Spacious tri-Ievel wi huge backyard that is completely fenced.1.5 baths, part fin bsmt & newer ktt cabs. Hurry! Going,Going ... (23115748) $129,900

DEARBORN HEIGHTS 248-348-6430 UPDATED RANCH Well cared fur 3 BR 1.5 bath home w/na!'1 fplc. Newer roof, gutters, bath, oak ktt cab. Refinished hdwd firs. fin bsmt wllav. 2.5 car gar & fenced yard. 349-6200 (24155688) $124,900

REDFORD 734-591-9200 GREAT 3 BEDROOM HOME w/finished basement, nice open floor plan. Updates incld: furn & air, windows, updated kit, extra insulation& built~nchinacaboffkil.(24137145} $116,000'

LINCOLN PARK 248-348-6430 3 BR COLONIAL W/LOTS OF UPDATES Newly remodeled eat-in kit, freshly painted, fin bsmt w/berber carp. Nice size lot, mqst appl's stay, near schools. A must see! 349-6200 (24096942) $109,500

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(23C516) 24142293 $234,900 $179,900 ' (24133637) $144.900 ;;' ;; NOVI 248-348-6430 CANTON 734-591-9200 LIVONIA 734-591-9200 REDFORD - 734-326-2000 ',--t:~ WONOERFUL HOME ON PICTURESQUE LOT ORIGINAL OWNERSI 2081 SF 4 BR cstm quad UP NORTH FE UN THE CITY Great, fully fenced .6 3 BR/3 BA/3 CAR GAR Lovely hm has the following i' tr Ch~rmingr delightful kit, warm & inviting FR, w/gourmet oak kit w/eat-on island, roof DO,wndws acre lot. 3 car 9 r w/heat & 220-mechanic's dream! updts, newer windows & treatments, furnace & air, lovely DR w/hdwd fir, 4 BRs, fin'd bsmt w/a great 03, crpt 02, mslr ste w/FP & jacuzzi. Skytgt, pool, Cape Cod 1272 SF, 3 BR, 1.5 BA. Lrg FR w/deck electrical, paint, corner lot, neat & clean. All appl's entertainment center. Projection TV & surround patio & deck. (24115974) $229,900 overlooking bckyrd. (24147495) $174,900 stay. (W155) PC220762 24112025 $136,500 sound. 349-6200 (24157780) $329,900 NOVI 248-348-6430 GARDEN CITY 734-326-2000 LINCOLN PARK 734-326-2000 FARMINGTON HILLS 734-591-9200 BEAUTIFUL HM BACKS TO NATURE PRESERVE EXPANSE NOT EXPENSE Remodeled 3 BR Cape BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED 3 BR RNCH Well 4 BR, 2.5 BA BRK COLONIAL Lrg eat-in kit, form 3BR, 2.5 BAdetached condo is nestled deep within Cod w/2,400 SF, remodld kit w/all appl's & BA wi maintained hril has many updts, including the BA. DR, libraryw/custom dual work station & solid cherry a golf course comm! Fantastic fin'd LL, library, 2 car vanity, deck, 3 car gar & huge MBR. (P330) Huge kitw/doorwallto patio, partfin'd bsmtand much shelving. Mstr w/BA & WIC, fin bsmt, tiered deck. 50 att gar. 349-6200 (24070994) $229,900 24139579 $174,000 more. (N206) 24148483 $125,900 acre commons wltennis. (24098383) $314,990 DEARBORN1leJGHTS, 734-591-9200 DEARBORN HEIGHTS 734-591-9200 INKSTER 734-326-2000 ,NOVI 734-591-9200 NORTH DEARBORN HGTS CONDO w/2 Irg BR NEW CONSTRUCTION Here is a great opportunity ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL is this 3 BR brick ":,',',' ":,,.,},:,"LIKE NEW 2002 yr bit, end unit ranch style condo. 2 plus a 13x10 loft, 2.5 BAs, vaulted ceiling in GR.,fin to make this brand new house your home. Quality bungalow. Remd!d kit and BA. Lovely fin'd bsmt. 2 BR, 2 BA, 2 car gar & great Novi location. Upgrades bsmt, 2 car all gar, and very low association fee. Very built w/3 BR,1.5 BA, 1350 SF, bsmt, 2 car attached 1/2 car gar. Newerfurn, HWH and carpeting. (S109) , ~,",',""', tlo, 'i"(th24c1e2i7Iing66s0,)j$e2114e9d9tuoboS' FP, hdwd flrs & great striking decor. (24056714) $214,900 ga16ra9ggeO'OVisit (24124861) 24127823 $119,900 _ .VIew., LIVONIA 734-591-9200 $ , 'LINCOLN PARK 734-326-2000 , ,', LIVONIA 248-348-6430 3 BR COLONIAL 1500+ SF, updates, fenced yard, REDFORD 734-591-9200 BEAUTIFUL 3 BR BRK BUNGALOW Full brk home "OUTSTANDING QUAD LEVEL! Burton Hollow brk Livonia schools, excellent location. More photos at3BRBRKRNCHAddilionalkitspace,newerroof,updtd wllrg MBR. All appl's included: 2 stoxes, fridg, .;;,'!~1 hm. 5 SR, 2 SA, 2100+ SF! Newer roof, 2.5 car gar, www.localgem.comorcaI1877-934-6683IO 712for BA, garage door, glass block windows, cia, park-like washer/dryer, freezer & microwave. Furniture is separale prvtfront entrance.Seller motivated, immed details. (24131293) $199,900 selling on Rouge River. (24106305) $159,900 negotiable! (M177) 24032710 $116,900 occupancy. 349-6200 (24131061) $239,999 CANTON 248-348-6430 DEARBORN HGTS 734-326-2000 REDFORD 734-455-7000 ~rj: WAYNE 734-591-9200 GRT RNCH IN FELLOWS CRK SUB! Cul-de-sac loc! NORTH DEARBORN HGTS CHARMER Rare find PERFECT STARTER HOME 3 BR, 1.5 BA, fin bamt, :of,,?> !\PRAWt.ING CSTM FULL BRK RANCH w/2 !pIes, 3 BRa, 1.5 baths! Kit updtd w/oak cabs, solid surface 4 BR mch w/part fin bsmt. 1 1/2 BAs. Updtd ktt, new 2 car gar, Redford Union schls. Recent updates: roof, ',;f'," 3 aRs, 2.5 baths. Newer Kit is incredible, FR, Form counters. Full unfin'd bsmt. Deck$off FR. Brick/ViII fum & CIA, elec, interior paint, updtd BA& lav. Large kit cabs, vinyl flooring, carpet & paint. (23K19798) 'J.;,/i! DR, LR, 1stflrlndry, full bsmt, 22x12 Fla rm & more. exterior! 349-6200. (24139909) 194,900 lot! (R702) 24098695 $155,000 24094242 $109,900 (24099973) $239,900 WESTLAND", 734-326-20 CANTON ' '734-455-7000 WESTLAND 734455-7000 "~'~1PLYMOUTH, ,,734455-7000 .DESIRABL8llIIILLPOINTE SUB! Ceramic foyer, Ig BUILD YOUR DREAM HM On this wooded 1.29 acre 3 BR RANCH New siding, windows & updates. LA~'POINTEVILLAGE4BR.2.~BAColonialwIFR kit w/oak caBs, vaulted ceilings, skylights, !pIc in w/Plymouth-Canton schls. North on Palmer, W.side Large kit wtth utility room. 2.5 car gar. (23A1858) 11'" i,jI, .• & in'ground pool. Updates'incl!l fum, air, sprinklers, LR, 4th BR in full fin bsmt & ceramic shower & BA, of Sheldon. pall for more information. (23S1700) $~01,9oo ,wn$l!l!ls, BA w/jacuzzi, ceramic,etc. (24032826) CIA, deck, 2 car 9ar. (S200) PC220072 24086435 24099250 $1155,000 WESTLAND 734-326-2000 So;;, '$239,900 $191 ,900 DEARBOR~ HEIGHTS 734-591-9200 PRICED TO SELL Newer furn, AC, HWH, electrical, I'{:i~, CANTON • 734-455-7000 DEARBORN HEIGHTS 734455-7000 GREAT CURB APPEAL On this broad-front brick newer carpet, windows. Beautifully maintained 2 BR PICTURE PERFECT COLONIAL! 3 BR Colonial A SHOW STOPPER! All brick custom bit ranch, ranch. New.r roof, windows, 2 1/2 car gar, and ranch, stove, fridge, washer & dryer included. 1 yr '/;;"1': builtin 1.998.Clean, neutral decor. FR, fplc, mslrBA. corner 101.2 fplcs. Fla. rm. Fin bsmt. Bit-in .range. secluded st",et. (24139439) $154,900 hm warranty. (S182) 24130704 $74,900 '~"' ~ Fantastic value. (23845615) 24123327 $239,000 Well maIntaIned, beautIfully decorated. thIS ISa lot! SOUTHFIEI1D 248-348-6430 HARRISVILLE 248-348-6430 ~~; 'tj NORTHVILLE 248-348-6430 (23R25305) $189,900 BRIGHT & cHEERY RANCH Neat & Tidy brick ranch BUILT YOU'RE DREAM HM NORTH OF OSCODA ~~"1 NICE, CLEAN & PRVT RNCH CONDO. Prvt LIVONIA 248-348-6430 with a white picket fence. Fplc in FR. Fin'dbsmt9.68acresofgentlyrollingpropertyw/aviewofLake ~lbi!! southern view. LR w/cath ceil, nice kit, formal DRIw WELL MAINTAINED, NWR RNCH Country selling wllons of storage. Many updls. Excellent location! Huron. Possible walkout site, electric at road. Close nice sliding door to deck, 2 car att gar & walk to backs to woods. 3 BR, 2 BA. Lrg deck w/hot tub. 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BIRMINGHAM: Ful~ updated, 2 bed, 1% bath. Hardwood floors, terrace overlookrng pool $1200 248-637-0085 eLDDMFIELD HILLS 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Renovated, lake front, heat, carport, $995/mo. 248-891-1918/248-891-4203 CANTON - Open house Sun., 1-5.41634 Bedford, S of Ford & Haggerty 3 bedroom town~ house, newly pamted with basement & attached garage. $1200/mo 734-207-2078 CANTDN TDWNHDUSE FordlSheldon area 3 Bdnn bnck, 1 5 bath bsmt, C A $925. 248-355-4212 forappt CANTON: 2 bdnn, aU apphances, bsmt No smoking/ pets Cherry Hill & Haggerty $1050 + dep 734-722~5374

CLAWSON Luxury TDwnhouse 447 N Rochester Road 2 bedroom, 11/2 bath luxury townhouse With fIreplace, air, full basement With hookups and we Absolutely Adore Pets! $820 (248) 354-9119, Ext. 206

CLAWSON Luxury Townhouse 526 Fourteen Mile Road. 2 bedroom townhouse with fireplace, central air, hookups for washer & dryer, and we Absolutely Adore Pets-! $780 (248)354-9119, Ext 206 CLAWSON-841 Broadacre North of 14 Mile, East off Crooks. SpacIous 2 bed, 1.5 bath townhome features pretty updated kitchen With hardwood look floor, full baSement, private entrance, cute yard, carport. Mmutes to Somerset, downtown Blrmrngham. $965 With any days In Oecember rent free! One cat OK With fee . EHO Call weekdays for aPPOintment. The Benelcke Group (248)642-8686 fARMINGTON HILLS 1600 sq ft., 2 bedroom, 3 bath, fimshed bsmt, no pets. $2000/mo. $3000 security. 248-477-0189,248-489-3938

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West Bloomfield Huge new town home, 2 bdrm., 2.5 bath, fin walkout bsmt, garage, flre~ p~ce $1595. 24B 661-6009 WEST BLOOMfIELD ~ 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo w/pri~ vate balcony & garage. 1200 SQ ft + 600 sq ft. enclosed bsmt Clubhouse & pool. All new carpet & appliances rncluding dishwasher, microwave, oven, washer, dryer & much more. Maple & Orchard Lake area set back away from traffic. $1200. Cal! 248-232-0523 WESUAND - 3 bdrm condo. Non smokmg. lncl. CIA, appliances, carpetrng, garage, pool. $825/mo. 734-812-2792 Duplexes

BIRMINGHAM - In-town Charming stone 2-story, 3, bdrm, 1.5 baths, fIreplace. private yard, garage, 1500 sq tt. $1650/1l)ll (24B) 644-5018 EVERGREEN & fDRD RD. 2 bdrm duplex with bsmt, near Falrlane & UofM $495 + security. Avail now! 24&-388-2904

REDFORD 2 bedroom, 1 bath, basement, stove, refrigerator. No pets. $700/mo., $1000 dep. 248-790-7848 WESTLAND 2 bdnn, remodeled, newly decorated, close to schools. $600/mo, plus security deposit ?48-682-7989



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PLYMOUTH 1 Bdrm, upper flat, deck, cia, washer/dryer, 1 car garage, 1 blk. from downtown, newly remodeled, no pets. Avail nowl $650/mo. 734-397-3021 PLYMOUTH 1 Bedrm. upper flat $550lincludes all utilities. Old Village area. Clean & safe. Dnve by 873 N. HOlbrook, Nloff Plymouth Rd , E/pf Mill. Take filer, Call KEN W at 734-454-9211 ext. 308, agent. [email protected] PLYMOUTH 3 bed lower flat, garage, all appliances, heat lOci, air. Available Feb 1 No pets no smokmg $950/mo 248-872-7169 PLYMOUTH Unique of a kind, 1 Bdrm upper flat $650 / mcludes heat, cable, water, air Good ref req. Clean, safe, secure. Call Bill at 734.7289111, or 734-564~1191 WESTLANDICANTON -2 Bed upper. Washer/dryer In unrt, all new. Air. Nice area $725/mo. 734-341-6203

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Residential Rentals HOMES & APTS For more rnfo call. (248) 866-5963 BLOOMfiELD HILLS Ranch CIA, hreplace, deck, att. 2.5 garage. $850/mo. Small fee RENTAL PROS 248-373-nENT CANTON 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 1800 sq ft., fimshed bsmt, close to schools. $1800 734-981-5382, 248-249-0698 CANTON - 4 bed., 2.5 bath colomal in Cobblestone Ridge Sub. One-year lease. Non smoking $2,300 per month (56HEN) cal! Vicki, Max Sroock Realtors, (248) 625-9300 COMMERCE TWP. - Gorgeous wooded setting Brick exterior, 5 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 2 car at~ tached garage, llreplace. lease w/ option to buy. $19501mo $200/mo goes towards down payment Call (248) 926-6600. DEARBORN HEIGHTS 2 Bdrm Small pets 01< $1000/dep $900lmo. Ready now (248) 231--2142 Dearborn Heights (norlh)25321 Rouge RIVer Or. !;lrick ranch, 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage, $1050 313-562~7834 DEARBORN HGTS Garage, appliances, fenced, section 8 ok $750/mo. Small charge RENTAL PROS 734-513-RENT DEAJlBDRN HTS. Attractive 3, bdrm, Immediate occupancy, option to buy avaIlable. $600. 248-788-1823

Farmington Hills 3 bdoo, carpet, 11/2 bath, bsmt., fenced, garage, AC, no pets. $1100 + security 248 685~8138 FARMINGTON HILLS Ranch, 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath, attach garage, Farmington Schools, nice neighborhood, Rent or lease w/optlOn to buy, $1250/010. Agent 248-875-7388 fARMINGTDN HILLS: 3 bdrm ranch, 2 car attached garage, all appliances, CA, mce yard. $1000/mo. 248~553-o548 FARMINGTON SCHDDLS 3 bedrooml garagej fenced yard credit, small pets no problem $950.00/mo. Call TODD A SMITH a\ AEiMAX Classic 248-449-6263 GARDEN_CITY Beautiful 3 bedroom home with finished basement, new appliances. $1050/month. 24'342-2271 GARDEN CITY Cute 2 bedroom ranch, g-arage w/opener, ale, immediate occupancy, option to buy, $650. (248) 788-1823. Inkster 29643 Glenwood, Cherry Hill & Middlebelt. Option possible 3 bedroom,' bsmt.. S600. 248-476-6498 INKSTEn 3 Bdrm S600. 26 Homes avail. $550-$750 Small charge. RENTAL PROS 734-513-RENT INKSTER - Sharp 3 bedroom ranch, immediate occupancy, 2.5 car garage, bsml. Option to buy. $600. (248) 788-1823 LEASE WITH OPTION ALL NEWLY REMODELED: WAnREN - 3 Bdrm $875. 1000 sq.ft. 3860 Bart Ave. NOVl~3 Bdoo $350 MobIle Home, central aIr, 2 bath. $21,900, friendly terms Rob: (m) 521-57D6 LIVONIA 1 bdrm. person house "No pets!' $500 mo. $700 deposit Month to month lease. (734) 425~3695 LIVONIA 2 bedroom ranch, garage, fenced yard, sharpt $750 No pets. 248-349-7482 L1VDNIA 3 Bdrms, bath, 1 garage, basement lmmedrate Occupancy. THIS GREAT 8UNGALOW WitH FENCED YARD, LAUNDRY AND FAMILY ROOM. WITHIN MINUTES FROM DETROIT, NOVI AND ANN ARBOR. GREAT NEIGHBORHOOO. A MUST SEE.... $115D 734:426-7788 LIVONIA Ranch, appliances, fenced, pets ok. $675/010. Small charge. RENTAL PROS 734-513-RENT L1VDNIA ANTAGD ST. $12001010. Corner lot. Rent to Own or Could Be 0 Down. (7M) 521-D27D LIVONIA: On Merriman Rd. Clean 2 bdrm, 1 bath, cia, .garage, fenced yard. $10501mo. (248) 388-2203 Livonia: 3 bed. ranch. Top of the line kitchen & mechamc's garage Super clean. No cats. AVailable Feb. 1st $1D50 586-291-9675 MELVINDALE Cute 2 jledroom ranch, immediate occupancy Option to buy available, $550. 248-788-1823 NOVI 2 Bdrm, aU appliances, pets welcome, Walled lake schools. $7501mo Small fee. RENiAL PADS 248.356-AENT NOVI - 2 bdrm, 1800 SQ. ft. lower flm on 1 acre. Close to schools and highways. S10951mo (800) 231-1950. Novl ~ 3 bdrm, large family room, lIVing room, dining room, bsmt, garage & appliances $1,500 or sale at S23O,000. 248-225-3600

DEARBORN HTS. Open Sat Jan 22nd, 10-12pm 3 Moo, bsmt, garage, appliances, $1095/mo. 248-231-0074 Dearborn HIs. & Westland 2 bdrm & 3 bdrm Free rent special. Call for details. Section 8 OK. 734-595-4130 DEARBORN HIS. MUST SEE! 3 bdrm ranch, 2 bath, newly fInished bsmt, sauna, newer appliances, new Berber carpet. $1200/1110 (313) 516-1466

Detroit 14592 Dolphin, FenkelJ & lasher Option to buy possible. 3 bedroom, Basement, $500 molllh 248-476-6498

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Plymouth - In town location, 2 bdrrn. lower flat, 2 bath, all appliances, available Immediately. $750/mo No pets 734-216-1045

fARMINGTDN HILLS 3 Bdrm colomal, finished bsmt, 2 baths, fenced yard. Small fee RENTAL PAOS 248-356-RENT

DEARBDRNI DEARBORN HGTS 41 Homes Avail. $600$850/mo. Small charge AENTAL PROS 734-513-RENT

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FERNDALE - BeautJfullarge 1 bdrm upper wIden 10 great area. Wood floors, CIA, laundry, garage, walk to downtown. A MUST SEE! $695+ utilities. (248) 548-5946

BIRMINGHAM Ranch w/ option to buy. Appliances, alt garage, bsmt. $925 Small fee. RENTAL PROS 248-373-RENT

PLYMOUTH Downtown Lg. 2 bdrm & irving room, all appliances, cia, $850/mo 6 mos. lease availjlble 734-455-5566

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fARMINGTON HILLS 1 Bdrm, $550/mo. plus utilities Hardwood floors 19. deck. (734) 998-0502

WALLED LAKE- VIEW 1 bdrm. w/laundry, 1 car garage Dock avail. Pets. ..$7501mo. 734-778-0588

LIVONIA 2 Bdrm, bsmt, laun~ dry, c/a, pets welcome $820/mo. (734) 425-9723

NOVI - 2 bdrm townhouse, 1.5 bath, all appltances, attached garage, large yard, pool, park & lake $825/mo. 843-871-8788, 313-724~8772

CLAWSON. 1 bedroom, large kitchen, big yard, front & rear entrance, garage. Dogs ok . S650/mo. 248-515-4791

BlnMINGHAM 3-4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, fireplace, hardwood floors, bsmt, 1 acre. Pleasant SI. $1900/mo. (248) 882-0081

NORWAYNE: 2 & 3 bed. Duplexes, Updated kitchen & bath, new carpet, freshly palnt~ ed From $569. 313-278-0282

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NDVII WALLED LAKE Shore line condo's. 1 Bedroom. $675, ImmedIate occupancy. Garage. Meadow Management Inc. 248-348-5400

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FARMINGTON Brick ranch, WESTLAND 1 bdrmJ$450 & 3 bdrml$700 , appliances, fenced yard, pets Freshly painted, Section 8 negptlable. $780 Small fee. AENTAL PAOS 248-356-AENT okay. Cal!. 248-939-1491

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POLICY All advertising pUblished in the Observer and Eccentric Newspapers is subject to the condItions stated in the apphcable rate card. (Copies are available from the advertising department, Observer and Eccentric News. papers, 36251 Schootcraft, livonia, MI 48150 (734) 5910900) The Observer and Eccentnc Newspapers reserves the right not to accept an advertiser's ortler, Observer and Eccentnc Newspapers sales representatives have no authonty to bind this newspaper and only publication of an advertisement shall constitute final acceptance of the advertiser's order. When more than one insertion of the same advertisement IS ordered, no credit Wilt be gIVen unless notice of typographical or other errors is given in time for correction before the second insertion Not responsible for omisslQns Publisher's Notice: All real estate advertising m thiS newspaper IS subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which states that It IS Illegal to advertise 'any preference limitation, or discnmination'. ThiS newspaper will not knowmgly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that aU dwellings advertised in thiS newspaper are available on an equal hOUSing opportunrty basis (FR Doc, 724983 3-3172) ClaSSIfied ads may be placed according to the deadlmes. Advertisers are responsible for reading their ad(s) the first time it appears and reportmg any errors Immediately. The Observer and Eccentric Newspapers Will hot Issue credit for errors mads after THE FIRST INCORRECT INSERTION. Equal Housing Opportunity Statement: We are pledged to the letter and spmt of U.S policy for the achievement of equal housmg opportumty throughout the nation We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program m which there are nO barriers to obtain housing because of race, color, religion or national ongm Equal Housing Opportunity slogan "Equal Housing Opportunity' Table III - Illustration of Publisher's Notice

CertIfied. Farmmgton Hilts CPA Firm ISseeking a Certrfted Public Accountant. Candidate must have mm of 4 yrs expenence ResponSibIlities mclude G/L work, fmanclal reportmg, tax preparation, etc Full time wI excellent benefits mcluding profit shanng, 401 (k), flex plan, flex hours Send resume to Rottman, Kmgston & Neuvlrth, PC, Attn. Human Resources, 32871 Mlddlebelt Rd. #200, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, or fax: 248-855-6802 or email: [email protected] ALARM TECH. Est co m Northvllle. Will tram Benefrts Paid hohdays. Fax resume' 248-735-1654 or call. 248-735-1650 APARTMENT MANAGER for luxury Dearborn Heights area apt. commumty Excellent salary and benefit package Must have a mlntmum of three years experience m apt. commUnity management Please fax resume to (248) 474-6716

lwmeto!l'nli/e,com APARTMENT RESIOENT MANAGER For luxury apartment commu. mty near 10 mlle and Telegraph ProflC18nt in all areas of property management and good sales skIlls Mmlmum 3 years expenence salary & benefits to match Call Paragon Properties 248-646-9600 ext 329

ReSident manger couple wanted for 100+ umt apt complex In NW suburbs Must have exp., be able to run offIce & oversee & do mamtenance Benefits Include apt, utilities, Blue Cross, paid vacations and holidays Telephone: 248-424-8991 or fax resume: 248-424.7971


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Canton TownshIp is acceptmg applicatIOns for the position of AquatiC Center Coordinator. AUTO TECH Must be at least 18 yrs of age Experienced. Must be cerb With previous supervisory exp fied. Own tools. Full time Exc Currently certified or ability to wages & benefits. secure certifications. AbilIty 313-565-0220 to work days, evenmgs, AUTO TECHNICIANS weekends and holidays or fleXible schedule (10.25 CRESTWOOO DODGE hrslweek) ApplicatIOns can (734) 421"5700 be picked up at the Canton TownshIp Human Resources DIVISIon, 1150 S Canton BANKING SERVICES Center Rd, Canton, Ml Milford area credit umon 48188. An application form IS seeking to fill an full time also available on the Canton Senior lending Officer T()wnshlp website at Must have 3-5 years exp. as a installment loan All applicants must complete officer. Excellent benefit a Canton Township program Salary begapplication form in ItS entirety mmng at $14 00 /hour. and be received by Canton Fax resume to 586-264-0056 TownshIp Human Resources Of emall to DIVIsion prior t6 4 00 pm, [email protected] February 4, 2005 The researchfed com Charter TownshIp of Canton does not diScrim mate on the baSIS of race, color, national ongln, sex, rehglOn, age or BARBER WANTED disability in employment or Full or part-time Westland the provisIon of servIces An area Contact Brenda. Equal OpportUnity Employer (734) 722-0150



College Students $12" 50 base-app!. Part time, flexible SChedule, customer saleS/service, condo Itlons apply, all ages 18+ (248) 426-0633 ATTENTION STUDENTS Homemakers, Teachers & RetIree's Southfield Market research co., acceptmg appll~ cations for mtervlewers ProfeSSional er.JVlronment with flexible hours Please call 248-223-0020 Auto Westside GM Dealer needs Parts Delivery DrIVer.Full time Benefits Must have clean driving record and be Willing to work Apply In person to Kenn Nelson, Gordon Chevrolet, 31850 Ford Rd., Garden City AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN CRESTWOOD DODGE

(734) 42H700 AUTO PORTER Large Westside Ford dealer lookmg for the nght mdlvidual. We offer exe. pay plan & ben. eflt package, Blue Cross, dental, prescnptlon, viSIOn, matChing 401 K, hfe and dls abilIty Insurance, paid vaca~ tlon and a five day work week Great driVing record a must. Apply m person only to. Dar Troost at Pat Milhken Ford EI ' LLC, 9600 Telegraph, Redf(l(d

Soutlrileld dlstnbutton center seeking 50 team mem~ bers to flll entry level POSItions No expo necessary, $400 weekly to start. Must have transportation for work. Call today' 248-357-5079

AUTO PORTER Run errands & work on lot for used car lot in Plymouth Good driving record a must (734) 455-5566

BRIDGEPORT MACHINIST Prototrak experlenGe on detail wOIk In high-quality air condl. ttoned OS9000 plant. Walled Lake. 248-363-1567 BUSY COLLISION SHOP Farmington Hills has Auto body tech pOSition aVail, hourly plus benefits. Calt Joe 248-471-5352


CARPENTERS/FRAMERS New constructIOn & remodeling Exp. only Must have tools & transportation 517.204-2747 CARPENTERSIROUGH Experienced, good wages (248) 763-3314 CARPET CLEANERS For Sears Carpet/Upholstery Cleamng Must have good drivmg record. Excellent opportumty. Will tram Call 313-255-2113




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AUTO POSITIONS A fast growmg Auto Body Parts Distnbutor has immediate new openm.g for following positions' 1. RouteMan (Outside saleslDnver) Start from $9 00 Area: Leasing/Fln1tlAnn Arbor (NO "CDl reqUired) 2. Accounting ASSistant (Request College Degree) 10711 Northend Ave, Ferndale, Ml 48220 Phone 248546-ll900


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CASHIER Full.TIme Medical, Dental & Bonus Package. Must have cashier & computer expo Outgoing, taam~player. Apply m person at: Lubemart, 32960 Michigan Ave., NW corner of Venoy m Wayne CHIMNEY SWEEP $700-1000+ per wk No exp necessary, WIll tram Truck & ladder reqUIred 734-416-0800 CLEANERS We're expandmg If! your area for expenenced cleaners needed m Westland & Canton locatton Part time evemngs Call for more If!fo (734) 222-5902 CLEANING PERSON PART-time needed. Evemng hours- approx.12-15 hrs week Novl area. Fax letter of mterest/ resume {734)663-1565 or emall [email protected] net CNC LATHE ANO MILL Set up, program, operate, mspect, 3 years expeflence, Great opportumtyl lIvoma area, send resume to [email protected] com or fax (313) 937-0228 CNC LATHE or MilL Machimsts to program, set up, & machme Defail & short run work in modern OS9000 air conditioned plant. MUST have Mazak expenence. Walled Lake 248-363-1567

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Mall, fax, or email resume to Moeller Manufacturing clo Englneenng 43938 Plymouth Oaks Plymouth, Ml 48170 Fax (734) 416-2200 E.mail [email protected] www.moellerpunch com

CARPENTER-LEAD CUSTOM REMOD CO Seeks dependable & Quall~ ty person to bUild & lflstall jobs. Truck/tools req. Long term career 734-455-1600

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COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST Canton Township IS accepting apphcatlOns for CommunIcatIons Speclaltst ResponsIble for plannmg, orgamzmg, and Implementmg TownshIp communications, developmg public relatIOns, prepanng multi-media matenals and presentatIOns Must be profiCient m the use of a personal computers, trammg m desktop publlshmg, graphIC deSIgn techmques, photo mampulatlon software and presentattons software preferred 1 yr related profeSSIOnalexpo Must possess a current, valid MichIgan Dnvers LIcense with a good dnvlng history. Appltcant may be reqUIred to apply for his/her dnvmg record, at own expense, through the Secretary of State Bachelors Degree In CommunIcatlOn Arts, Communltyl Public RelatIOns English! Journailsm, or a related field Salary $41,549-$54013/yr Applications mllS! t,e pIcked up at Canton Township-Human Resources DIVISion, 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton, Ml 48188 or send a self. addressed stamped busmesssize envelope to address above for applicatIOn (please specify Commumcatlons SpeCialist applicatIon) An applicatIOn form IS also available on the Canton TownshIp webSite at wwwcanton-ffil org A Canton Township applicatIOn form must be completed m ItS entirety and on file WIth the Canton Townshlp Personnel ServIces DIVISIon by 4 pm, January 25, 2005 No resumes will be accepted Without wntten applicatIOn form No faxed appltcattons will be accepted The Charter Township of Canton does not dlScnmmate on the baSIS of race, color, nattonal ongln, sex, religion, age or disability In employment or the proVISion of services. An Equal Opportuntty Employer

w---------------Community Manager Needed for Farmmgton Hills apt commumty Excellent opportumty for a strong mdlvldual w/expenence In site management Jam a wlnmng team, great benefits w/medlcal & 401(k) plans Send resume to 18777 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075 or fax I 248-569.1508, AUn I I Farmmgton Hliis Manager :

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OEMO PERSON Boar sHead dlstrtbutor seeks an expenenced person to per~ form product demonstration. Good communicatIOn skills reqUired Must know English. Phone. 248.589-4795 DESIGNER 20.201 SHOWROOM ASSISTANT For Kitchen & Bath Company In Farmmgton. Must be expenenced. Fax resume to: (586) 468-1448

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DIRECT CARE ASSISTANT MANAGER OF GRDUP HOME Seeking person experienced In group home manage. ment, consumer serVices, personnel management. for a four persOA home in lIvoma. $10.70/per hour & benef,ts (734) 458-8140.

DIRECT CARE STAFF Needed for group homes. MUST BE trained w/ valid driver's license. Afternoons / mldmghts. Call 734-722 7BBO, or 734-422-4012 between 10.3. v

Direct Care: POSitions avaIlable workmg with people m their homes, competItive pay & benefits, all shIfts, paid trammg, great people, meanmgful work, 734-728- 4201 Direct Caregivers .•. , For loving group homes Good driving record required! $730-$780 per hour plus good benefits. Call' Plymouth Sclina 734-420-0876 LivoniaBetty 734-432-9732 Dearborn Gann 248-980.3309 DIRECTOR looking for director for aSSisted Iivmg faCIlity m LIVonia Exp req Please fax to 734-741-1086 DISPATCHER & DRIVERS For local package delivery Full time Must have computer abilities and dependable vehicles. Prefer dispatcher With expenence. Fax resumes 734-522-0320 DISTRICT MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR Kohl's mVltes you jom our friendly team. As our Dlstnct Maintenance Supervisor, you Will be responSible for 10 stores in the DetrOit/Ohio area ResponsibIlities include cleanmg and mamtammg floors, fixtures, restrooms, and all other interior areas of the store, as well as general maintenance of the store extenor. You'll also direct work flow and train Housekeepmg/Malntenance Associates throughout the District Housekeeping or mamtenance experience reqUired Kohl s offers a dynamiC, secure enVIronment, com~ petltlve compensation, great, benefits, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan and immediate merchandise dIscounts To apply, fax or email resume to' KC [email protected] com Fax. (734)425-7925


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Do you have photo-journalism experience? ThIS part time position is based out of our Livonia and Birmingham offices. The successful candidate WIll have one to two years experience in photo reproduction, digital imaging, color-correcting and scanning images. Knowledge of Photoshop and Quark are also nece'ssary, Excellent communication skills and ability to work within 3ssigned deadlines are essential. High school dIploma or equivalent required, some college preferred. Flexible schedule of 32 hours per week. including some nights and weekends. Must have own transportation. We offer excellent benefits and a great work environment. Please submit resume to:

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DRIVERISALES • ::: Boar's Head dlstnbutor seekstf' a responsible driver with ~aJ,~ clean license Product know-W' ledge of deli-lunch meats at plusl Phone: 248.589-4795.'t\;.

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Local Movmg and Storage ~ Company has local and long t4distance opportumties for14 drIVers wit~ prevIous r~loca~~ tton movmg expenence . ..;' Excellent benefit package including 401 (k) and profit ';. sharing If you posses the I.., quality and standards we are)looking for apply In person-at l" 10885 Textile Rd, Belleville, Ml; or call 734-484-0539 ext 2030 ~1'




Exp. drivers needed to trans- : port our speCial needs clients ... Applicants must have hI9h;: school diploma and good dnv-do mg record Exp with wheeFQ. chair lock downs a +. Exeenent~ wage & benefit package. ... Call (248) 559-2500. :1" DRIVERS NEEOED NOWI~ Earn 45K + per year. DetrOit Michigan to Georgi MiSSISSippi, and Lousia , positions open with Best~ Express, Inc No touch ij freight, 90% drop and hook of and most weekends at hom~ ~ and often by home during tht).~ week. Benefit' mcludes employee health ifig!' ~ at $1 00 per week, vacatloq~ "f" & 401K. The positio{\~,~'1 reqUIre: Class A CDL, miOl.,~" mum age 23 years EO~':~, ~ (800) 886-7633 ext 126 :.

OUCT CLEANERS ... : Dependable, quality persol\ ~: for career opportunity. tJ" Non-smokmg environment I 734-455-1600

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Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree in mechanical en* ,gineering. This is a hands*on position. The successful candidate will a self starting indi~ vidual WIth excellent com* munication and team building skills. An understanding of basic drafting skills and CAD are also required.

Company offers compet* itive wages -and excellent benefits. Send resume to lImor Marine '.,,' Engines, LLC 43939 Plymouth Oaks "~ Boulevard '\ Plymouth. MI 48170 or fax to (734) 456-3691



GOVERNMENT J08S Earn $12~$48 per hour Full medicaVdental benefits 800-320-9353 ext 2429

ENTRY LEVEL FULL TIME Production & or shop techni* ,~, -ciano Must be able to perform 1Jeavy lifting, accurately com* _ plete detailed paper work. and _::handle multiple tasks simulta~ ~ neously. Clean driving record required. Starting pay $9.50, " "Benefits & training provided. '"'''. ,Non smoking. Fax resume .. 'to: 734-414*8805 or email tesume to: . : ~ [email protected]

GRINDER DED!TRU Grinder, 0.0. Grinder & Cutter Grinder Carbide cutting tool manufacturer InqUIre: 734-455-1144


Hair Dresser & Manicurist for salon In Franklin area. Full or part time. Great percent~ ages. Call' (248) 358-1234

, ~ 'ESTHETICIAN, MANICURIST ,' & FRONT DESK ~ - Needed for spa in Southfield. . ~: Please fax resume • , to (248) 559-5412, ,~!' or cali (248) 559-5414.

HAIA SALON Woodward Ave / Royal Oak., booth rental avail. able. Please call 248.5aa~6866


EXP. HHO ORIVER for shippmg & receiving, :' must be able to load/unload ~' all types of trucks, and inter~ •~ act with customers, keep tract jnventory and must have £omputer knowledge. _ Competitive wages, retire. '. :ment/medical. Apply PO Box "< "':531117, liVOnia, 48152



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1.800.579-SELL llVAC INSTALLER Experienced person to run crew CompetItIVe wages. BCIBS & more to ambitious person seekmg a career. Dan Wood Plumbmg & Heating 248-348-4242 HVAC SERVICE Are you a top. notch technician? Jom our group of profeSSIOnals. Must have job expenence. $25-$30/hr. BClBS & more. Nevi area. Dan Wood Plumbmg & Heating 248-348-4242 HVAC TECHNICIAN Johnson Controls Metasys DX9100 Senes programming, installation and trouble shoot. ing expenence Minimum 2 'Irs experience.E-mall resume: [email protected]

HVAC TECHNICIAN Commercial. 3 'Irs. + expo w/rooHop equip, boilers, chillers, controls, related AIr Systems Fax:313-535~1112


FORK LIFT OPERATOR Wayne based building materi~ '~-" al (lumber) distributor seeks ... full time Lift Driver I load >

Exp. only need apply. DO NOT apply if you don't have expo (734) 480-0990


Farmington Hilts company IS looking for an IT person with workmg knowledge of a graphics program. Must be a team player, able to multHask and quick to learn new programs Please send resume to [email protected]


We seek motivated people to join our winnmg team! Applicants for these outdoor positions require good communicatIOn skills and a valid dnvers license with good dnvmg record If you have a desire to learn, and can work with minimum superviSion, give us a call! Medical benefits, 401 k, year*round employment, full training, and up to 2 paid weeks off in your 1st yearl Call us now at (248) 477~4880 to schedule an interview lEASING CONSULTANTS For Macomb County Apartment Commumty. Looking for profeSSIOnals, sharp and energetic. HaVing strong prior marketing, leas* Ing and computer skills. 'Your just the person were looking for if you don't stop until the deals IS sealed'. Fax resume. 586.792.5445 e*mail: [email protected] com

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Multi~medl3 company is seeking highly motivated mdivldu* als for set~up, delivery, instal* laMn & customer service of custom home theater equip. ment. Individual must possess valid driver's license, 18 years +, rock star attitude. Paid train. 109, company vehicle & bonus. es. Gatl JT (734) 207-0317.

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We are looking for a highly energetic individual With a great personality to Join the housekeepinglieasing team at our Westland apt com* munity Apphcations can be filled at Hawthorne Club. (734) 522-3364,

:Needed for installation of prefab fireplaces in new home _ construction HVAC & "', tonstruetion expo helpful, but : ... .:will train the right candidate ,," >Validdnvers license required. ....,~. Apply at: FlberClass 47220 Cartier Drive Wixom, Ml 48393


Heating / Air Condilioning WHOLESALER Inside/outside Counter sales sheet metal, experienced only (313) 215~3893, leave meso sage (800) 682-1537

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Candidates must success. 9;fully complete a testing process, background ioves. :tIgatlon, psychological, and Jlhysical. Applications are available and returned completed with aU ~ertlficates to. Charter Township of Northville Human Resource Depl. 444t15 Six Mile Road Northville, MI 48167 by 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 11, 2005 An application is also available at our website at, Resumes wilt not be accepted without an applicatIon. Equal Employment Opportunity

INSIDE SALES Suburban DetrQ1t Steel Ser. vice Center looking for person with good communication skills, strong organizatIOnal skills including attention to detail. Must be self~motivated and able to function 10 a fast paced office environment Basic computer keyboard skills reqUired. Steel experience preferred. Compensation based on knowledge/experience. Fax resume to. 248-865-9064

QUiet, easy, fleXible nights, in the Wixom area $-10Ihr. (313) 537-2451

HOTEL FRONT DESK CLERK Seeking 3pm-11pm full time candidate with prevIOus hotel experience. We offer competi~ tive starting wage, a great work environment and travel discounts Apply In person. Best Western Greenfield Inn 3000 Enterprise Dr. AHen Park

Northville Township IS accepting applications 'J, for the position of ful1*time ,"'. Firefighter/Inspector ", , $38,509. Qualifications include:

HAIR STYLIST & NAIL TECH Booth rental. Farmington Hills area. Ask for Carol (248) 474-7810


, ~'fleld Marketing Reps 4 pOSI. . " tions at $1 K weekly potentiaL , -'No expo necessary. Start now! '" Benefits. 248~939~1613


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GENERAL MAINTENANCE A tier one automotive supplier is looking for a general main~ tenance person who would be willing to work any shift. A min.of 5 'Irs. venfiable expo in general plant maintenance Must have extensive electncal, hydraulic and pneumatic knowledge. Machine repair and basic welding expo a plus Must have your own hand tools. Hourly wage IS $17.331hr. with an excellent benefits package. Please send resumes to: Box4049 Observer & Eccentric Newspapers 36251 Schoolcraft Rd Livonia, MI 48150 GENERAL RV CENTERS MIOWEST LARGEST RV OEALER is looking for individuals to fill the following positions, RV TECH'S, CLEANING PORTERS, SERVICE RECEPTIONIST. Apply in person at General Rv Center: 48500 12 Mile Rd, Wixom. Altn; Chns Dietrich

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Must have truck & tools. Non-smoking environment. Certification or license helpful. IAQ Speciahsts. 734-455-1600 INSIDE HELP For commercIal laundry Must have dnver's license. Good pay. Will train right person. 734-729-4740

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Growmg progressIve mort. gage co seeks talented, motivated people to handle leads In an ethical manner. Good commumcation skills, self.starter to take advantage of our ongoing tram 109 program. Exc. commiSSion split benefits. Northlawn Financial in Birmingham. Call Larry at: 248-008-8488

Growmg manufactunng firm IS lookmg for a reli. able, mature indiVidual to fill the positron of Machme Operator. Duties wilt include loadmg and unloadmg various CNC production machmes. Previous expenence 10 CNC machine tool environment and other pro. duction processes is required Manual lathe and mill operatmg skills are also required. Company offers competitive salanes and excellent benefits. send resume to timor Engineering 43939 Plymouth Oaks Boulevard Plymouth, MI 48170 or fax to 734 45&-3691 MACHINE OPERATOR Full time openings w/a Chnstlan owned production embrOidery firm In Plymouth. Good pay, benefits, 401 (k). Experienced perferred, but not necessary. Please call: 734.414-0343

MAINTENANCE Full Time, needed for Apt. complex. Farmmgton Hills. (248) 474-3000. MAINTENANCE -FULL TIME Wanted for WIxom area townhouses. Knowledge & experience in property maintenance necessary Competitive salary and excellent benefits.. Fax resume to: MNC 248-553-4570

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~ MAINTENANCE TECH Dependable person needed for general mamte~ nance at a mid~Slzeapartment community in Westland. Full time, bene. fits mcluded. Must live on site. Call734~261~7394 Fax resume 734-261-4811

Maintenance Person Needed full time for small manufactured home commu* nity In Novi. Experience With mobile homes a plus. Snow plowing required. Valid drlV* ers license necessary Fax resume to Jo (248) 474.8630. MAINTENANCE Person wanted for Senior Citizen apt. community to ,perform a variety of duties 'lOCI. preppmg apts., work orders & exteriors. Apt. & utilities provided. Apply in person Mon-Fn, 1~5, FREEDOM SOUARE APTS 34848 Freedom Rd. Farmington Hills, MI MAINTENANCE PERSON, EXP, For Manufactured Home Commumty Please call: (248) 684-2767 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Full~time, experienced, for Canton apt. community. Great opportunity for right person Please call 734.397.1080 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN FulHime, expenenced, for Dearborn Heights area apt community. Great opportunity for nght person Please call (313) 562-3988, or tax resume to (313) 274~1927.

MANAGEMENT Become a part of a fast growing supermarket re* tallerl Busch's is seekmg management candidates for numerous areas of our business Including grocery, dell, meat, seafood, and guest services We have many opportunities for dynamic individuals who share our energy, enthusi. asm and desire to succeed. Busch's offers competItIve wages and benefits lnc1ud~ ing health insurance plans, vacation, sick/personal time, contmum'g education!tUltlon reimbursement, 401 k w/ company matCh, and career advancement. We value our associates and treat them as family. If you are mterested in a challenging career In an environment where you can make a dIfference, we would hke to learn more about you. Qualified candi~ dates should have 3~5 years mmlmum experience 10 food service or grocery retail management, knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, outstand* 109 commu01cation SkillS, and the passion for dealing with associates and guests IS required Please send resumes to Busch'sll-iR 565 E. Michigan Ave. Saline, MI 48176, Emait to: [email protected] com Fax to. (734) 9'44-4327. For more mfo. or to apply online, ViSit us at or call (734) 214-8322

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Eccentric Classifieds! 1-800-579-7355 MARKETING ASSISTANT Full time, must be depenable, aggresssive, organize & hard working. No exp necessary, wilt proVide training salary + commission, full benefits. Fax resume to. 734-591-.3560 or emait:[email protected] MECHANIC Experience for diesel and gas engmes, air brakes, etc For local moving company. Please Contact Tony. 248-442-941D MECHANIC SEMI-TRAILER & TIRE Good dnving record. Must weld. Own tools- No med. ical. Romulus. leave Message (734) 326.8905 MECHANICIEXPERIENCEO All phases auto & truck. Certlflcation helpfuL 313-532-5210


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Mechamcal Design Engmeer wanted WIth mini. mum of 5 years post grad expenence. Successful candidate must be able to demonstrate strong abilities in 3D design (CATIA 5 preferred) and have a proven mathematical background. Experience of fluid dynamics would be benefiCial Company offers competitive sal. aries and excellent bene-fits. Please send resume to HR, 43939 Plymouth Oaks Blvd, Plymouth MI 48170, or fax to (734) 456-3691 MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE IJOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN. PM shift (school year); day shift (summer). 52 wkslyr Salary, fringes, retIrement per current custodial contract. Applications accepted through January 28, 2005 and avail. able at Garden City Public Schools' Board Office, 1333 Radcliff, Garden City MJ 48135. Contact number: 734-762-6306

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Urology Office, must have experience Full-time, great benefit package. Fax resume to. 248-557-1863 ATTN Kay MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER Wanted with exp & mati. vatlCn for National Lender. Leads provided, TV telemarketing, etc Must NEED to make $100k plus a year AggreSSive commiSSIOn structure and beneflts are also available We do loans from A to D. Calt Mark Qr Marlene @ 248-358.3800 or fax your resume to 248-358-3806 .

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OR Seasoned Sales People Conformlng-SubpnmeGovernment • Aggressive Pay Plan • Leads • Work w/over 100 Lenders • 6 Figure income potential • Purchase or Refmance We Do It All Team Lending Concepts Farmington Hills Fax Resume to Alice or David (248) 851-2260

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MORTGAGE OFFICER Applicant must have 3 to 5 years mortgage originatIOn experience w/conformmg and non~confomrmg products. Must have a good understandmg and prevIous background wlFHLMC/FNMA Policy and Procedures Competitive compensation plus benefits Apply In person at any branch location Equal Opportunity Employer First National Bank 101 E. Grand River Howell, MI 48843 MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR First NatIOnal Bank is seeking a Mortgage Originator to meet w/pdtentlal borrowers to diSCUSS avail. mortgage programs, complete reqUired disclosures and orlgmate reSidential mortgages Calls on realtors, builders and other sources for leads and referrals. Must have previous ongmatlOn and sales exp Competitive compensatIOn ,plus benefits Apply m person at any branch location. Equal Opportunity Employer First National Bank 101 E. Grand River Howell, MI 48843 MOVERS & CLEANERS Part or FulHime to move & clean furniture. Call btwn 8-4'30pm. (734) 947-9705 NOW HIRING JANITORtAL /MAINTENANCE Position for night shift Full benefits available. Please call 734-485-5900.


Oil Change Tecbnicians PennzOif 10 Minute Oil Change expenence or wilt tram Full &lor part-time Apply In person: 34680 W. 8 MIle Road, Farmmgton Hills, Y2mite W. of Farmington Rd., or call for appt. (248) 476-1313 OROER ENTRY!BILLING Full time, hardworkmg, quick learner, computer expo a must. We offer very compel1* tlVe salary & comprehenSive benefit package. Send resume With salary requirements to: Box 1048 Observer & Eccentric, 36251 Schoolcraft Rd. livonia, MI 48150

ORDER PULLER PART-TIME For fast growing distributor Afternoon shift 6-11 Apply at 28115 Lakeview Dr, Wixom, MI (248) 446-450D, or fax to 248-446-4508

We are in search of a reporter to work full time for our award winning community newspapers. Position is based-in Binningham. The successful candidate will have at least 9ne year of reporting experience for a community newspaper covering government, schools, police, fire, courts, business, civic groups, features, etc. You must possess excellent writing skills plus experience with News edit and QuarkXpress electronic page assembly software. Bachelor's degree or equivalent in journalism or related field required. Flexible hours, some nights and weekends.

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OUTSIDE SALES REP Needed for roofing/sldmg supply warehouse. East Side/DetrOit/Downriver area. Knowledgeable m commercial & reSidential roofing along with sales exp Many extras. Please apply at Wayne Oakland Buildmg Supply, 25018 Plymouth Rd., Redford. PAINT & WALLPAPER STORE Full time pamt techniCIan wanted Exp preferred or will train if necessary. Cau 248*348.1599 PART-TIME COUNTER HELP for drycleaners, 1.7pm. Must be over 18. (248) 349-0110 PLUM8ERS WANTEO Please fax resume to (248) 887-6683 or call (248) 889.0880

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Accepting applications for the positIon of Police Officer. Salary: $33,940 per year. Job description with complete qualifications will be available on the Canton Township website at or may be Viewed at the Canton Township Human Resources DIViSion, 1150 S Canton Center Rd Canton, Ml 48188 ApplicatIOns may also be picked up at the Canton Administration Building, Human Resources DiVision, or on the Canton Township website A Canton Township applicatIOn form must be completed In ItS entirety and on file in the Human Resources DiviSion prior to 4 pm., January 25, 2005 Faxed or e.malled applications wiH not be accepted. The Charter Township of Canton does not dlSCflminate on the basiS of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or dlsabrllty m employment or the proVISion of services. An Equal OpportUnity Employer.

PORTER Run errands & work on lot for used car lot in Plymouth. Good dnvlng record a must. (734) 455-5566 PRESSER ~ Silks, wools, pants. Full/part time. part time driver 15149 Sheldon, P~mouth. 517-375-0031 PROPERTY MANAGER For a large Macomb County Property Were looking for a Hands on manager who doesn't stop until the Job IS done Experience 10 supervising a multi person staff, mainte~ nance, leaSing and marketing Must be computer literate Fax resume. 586.7.92.5445 . E.maiL [email protected] com RETAIL STORE MANAGER Experience In grocery retail necessary Oakland County area Mail resume to: Box 1045, Observer & EccentriC Newspapers, 36251 Schoolcraft, livonia, MI 48150

ROLL-OFF I TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVERS Currently accepting applications for Rol1~Offand Roll. Off Tractor Trailer Dnvers. MUST have Rolt.Off expen. ence to apply for position. Apply in Person to TLC 10100 Hamson Romulus, MI 48174 Man - Fri, 9 a m to 4 p.m. ROOFERS WANTEO CrewfTruckITools & 2 mil Gen liability a MUST WORK IMMEDIATELY Call Terry @ 248-888.9323

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fo Northville Village Square of Northville 1761S Haggerty Ild, Nort1iWDe, MI h's the retail eveDt people have been looking forward to...the Grand OpenIng of a new Loehmann's in NorthYiJ1e. Smart shoppers know Loehmann's Is the place to go for ~.awide selection of designer clolhiDg and accessor.les at 35-65% off retail If you are interested in being part of the biggest deal in design. fashions, we have outstanding opportunibes for you.

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PLUMBERS! DRAIN CLEANERS For service Company Great pay & benefits. Call Nick @ Mr. Rooter: 1.888-655.6700

SALES • Advanced commissions work from home, full time/part time. A needed service, No Competition Established NYSE Company. Diana Thompson (866) 306-5858 SAW SHARPENER Expenenced, days Steady. Must know brazmg, router brt sharpening, etc usmg CNC equipment Benefits Call. (313) 259-3333 SERVICE TECH PET TRAINER Love dogs and workmg out. doors? Work hard and have fun while Installmg, servicing -& repatnng the InviSible [email protected] system. Valid DL with good record req'd $11/hr. + bonuses + insurance + 401k & more! J08 FAIR Sheraton - NOVI 21111 Haggerty Road. Mon .. 1/24 200 - 7:30 Tues 1/25 7.30. Noon INVISI8LE [email protected] DetrOIt area suburbs [email protected] com

SERVICE TECHNICIAN Join the service team for the fast food mdustry We require good mechanical skills, some electncal & refrigeratIOn help. ful We witl train the nght indIVidual Excellent benefits & a career opportunity. Apply in person or send resume to: TAYLOR FREEZER 13341 Stark Rd. Livonia, MI 48150 SHIPPING & RECEIVING Now hrnng experienced shippmg and receiving clerk. Full benefits available mcludmg dental, viSIOn and 401 K Please call 734.485-5900 or fax resume to 734*485~5927 SHIPPING & RECEIVING PART-TIME, OAYS General mamtenance for industnal firm Some deliver* les Chauffeur's license re~ qulred Benefits (313) 259-3333 SHOE SHINE PERSON Men's salon. Ideal for retiree. Closed Sun & Mon. CaU for mtervlew. (248) 642-6544. SPECIAL ED TEACHERS Experienced Sub.contractor Consultmg and Advocacy for students wltraumahc brain injUry Fax resume to: Ment Consulting 313 535*9835

TEACHER AIDES NEEDED Advanced Technology Academy in Dearborn is looking for several parttime teacher aides Minimum reqUIrements for these positIons IS 60 college credit hours Mall resume & transcnpts to 7265 Calhoun, Dearborn, MI 48126. or fax: 313-582.9407

Teachers Hobby classes, after school Hiring (under)grad students. S20/class (248) 855-3276, When seeking ~ out the best deal check out ... the Observer & Eccentric Classifieds!


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Teachers Advanced Technology Academv _Charter High School in Dearborn is seeking Certified Secondary Teachers We are in need of the followmg certified Teachers. • Social Studies • Mathematics Mail certification & transcnpts to. 7265 Calhoun, Dearborn, M148126. Fax: 313.582*9407 TELEMARKETERS FulHime, lOam to 3pm & 3 to 8pm, Great work environment. Excellent pay Hourly + Call)mission Weekly bonuses, Easy scripVsoft sell. 248-615~7071 TELEMARKETERS $8 501hr + bonuses Mon* Sat.. 12pm.6pm. Call: 734. 402.2515 Ask for Aaron. TElEMARKETERS ~ Part time for CPA firm Expenence reqUired & direct expo a plus. Call Bruce: 248~417-4095 or fax: 248-477~2245

TELLERS Hometown Commumty Credit Union has Immediate openings for part.time tellers. Ligijt typing, good math aptl. tude, and member service skills required Competitive wages. Applicants may call 248~348~8500 ext. 304, to schedule applicatIOn and interview process. TEMPERING FURNACE OPERATOR Needed for giass company, exp preferred Fax resume to: 734-354-0310 TRUCK DRIVER-COLA Wanfed, hourly. Local, benefits. Call: (734) 261-7~ TRUCK ORIVERS CDL B for Plymouth co. Mon.Fn. Local delIVeries. Call: (517) 223-7339 VETERINARY TECH!ASSISTANT & RECEPTIONIST Exp only need apply. Competitive wages + benefit package. Fult~time Resume/ref. to, Strong Veterinary HospItal, 29212 Five Mlle., livonia, ask for Eva.

Warehouse Industrial Distributor has a great opportunity for the right mdividual. A mlnllnllm of 20<1 years warehouse experience, clean dnving record, and a deSire to advance your career. We offer a complete benefit package Including 401(k). Send resume to: Box #1050, Observer & Eccentric -Newspapers, 36251 Schoolcraft, Livonia, Ml 48150 WAREHOUSE OELIVERY PERSON WANTED with cleah driving record for fast growing Wixom based co Fax resume 248.624*6940

WAREHOUSE Large wholesale distributor m Western suburb needs men or women With experience in a dlstnbutlon environment with order selectmg. Immediate full time pOSItIOnsavailable in our clean modern facihty Day Shift, Sunday thru Thursday Starting wage $10.$11 and benefit package mcluding Medical & Dental Send resume or letter of mterest In confidence with Job experience and salary history to: H R Director PO Box 8026 Novi. MI 48376 Email [email protected] Fax to 248-374-6065 WAREHOUSE STOCK PERSONlORIVER NEEDED, must be able to 11ft 50 to 75 Ibs. $8.00lhr. to start. Please apply in person" Salem Distributors 8976 W. 7 mile Rd, NorthVille.

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ADMINtSTRATlVE ASSISTANT FULL-TIME Large Reform Congregation seeking dynamic and ener. getle team~player for its caring and warm Education Department. Excellent phone skills, strong workmg knowledge of Access, MICrosoft Word, Power Point, Excet. Man, Tues, Wed, 8:30 am . 5.00 pm, Thurs 10:00 am . 6.00 pm; Fri 8.30 am - 2:30 pm. Good benefits. Please fax or mail resume to: Personnel TEMPLE ISRAEL 5725 Walnut Lake Road west Bloomfield, MI 48323 Fax: 248-661.5790

800KKEEPER!ACCOUNTING NEEDED For large RV dealer. ship. ResponSIbilities will incl. bank recs, AIR & GL Full Time with Benefits. Send resume w/ salary reqUire. ments to General RV Center, Attn: K. Short, 48500 Twelve Mlle Rd., Wixom, MI 48393 or Email [email protected] Resumes without salary requirements will not be con~ sidered No phone calls. BUSY AGENCY seeks lull time receptionist to answer multi lines. Wage & benefits. Please send resume w/wage require. ments to Box 1047 cia The Llvmgston County Press, 323 E'. Grand River, Howell, Mt 48843 CLERICAL POSITION Growing EnVIronmental services Company IS seeking Clerk for Genera~Office Duties and Accounts Payable. Must be detail onented and able to work In fast paced environ. ment. Hourly position With benefrts. EOE. Please fax resume to: (734) 459.0021 CLERICAL, PART-TIME. Livonia.' Mornings Mon.FfI. Excel, Ouickbooks computer skills necessary. Detail oriented. Fax resume to: 313-255-3509

CLIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Part or full time. Possible hours range from 8am.l0pm incl Sat's Strong customer service, typmg, interpersonal & phone skills. Fax resume & cover letter to: 734-261-4737

CUSTOMER RELATIONS & COLLECTION FULL-TIME Reform Congregation seeks an energetic, compassion. ate team player With good office and communication skills for its Accounting Department. IndiVidual must be expenenced in collections, asslstmg In the establishment of proper payment of shekels and other related duties Knowledge of Accounts ReceIvable, Microsoft Word and Excel necessary. Good sense of humor a plus. 35 hour week: 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 2 30 P m. on Fnday. Good benefits Please mail, fax or e.mall resume to. Personnel TEMPLE ISRAEL 5725 Walnut Lake Road West Bloomfield, Ml 48323 Fax: 248-661-1302 Emall: [email protected]

CUSTOMER SERVICEIINVOICER Full or parHime, Mon.Fn. For fast growing distributor. Send resume to 28115 lakeview Dr, Wixom, MI 48393, or fax 2480<146-4508.




ACCOUNTING POSITION Part.time, full-time. Solid knowledge in spreadsheets a must. Will work with reconcilIations, banking & supply ordering E~mall. ~ [email protected] net ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT for Troy based Sales Company Great phone and people skills, proficiency in Word and Outlook. Good knowledge of Excel and Works Flexible hours. Fax resume to: 248.743-{}260 or EMAIL to [email protected] Adminislratlve Assistant with strong organizational & MS Office skills for immediate position With fast paced Automotive Supplier m Auburn Hills. Must be able to create presentations, arrange travel & assist PreSident & .vice. President wrth daily assignments. Other duties incl: answering telephones, sorting mall, ordenng supplies for the office, & assist the teams as needed. Some overtIme req. EOE E.mail resumes to: [email protected] or mall to. Box #1037, Observer & Eccentric Newspapers, 36251 Schoolcraft, Livonia, Ml48150

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT For Farmmgton Insurance Agency. Familiar w/securi. ties transactions & pensions. Salary range $30's. Fax resume to Pete at: 248-442~501 0



GENERAL CLERICAL - Full time general clerical position With expo available in bUSY Farmmgtan healthcare facility. Please fax resume to attn. Enca 248-471-6682 GENERAL OFFICE Fast growing Wixom based co. seeks PART TIME clerical per~ son for general office & book~ keepmg. Computer MS skills, good organizatIonal skills & multHask abilities a must. Fax resume: 248-624.6940 General Office Clerk Part-time. Data entry, accounts receivable, phones, dispatch. Small Office in Westland. Fax resume to. 734..fl4H079

Administrative AssislantJ Data Entry Clerk Computer literate Please fax resume to: 734-432.7182

DATA ENTRY Could earn $15/hour and Upl Medical billing Training provided. PC requiredl Call 7 days. COMPUTER TECHNICIAN 1-800-935-1311 ext 308 Certified. FuIVp<.:rt-time POSItions available 734-207~8280 DATA ENTRY Work from or send resume. home. Flexible hours I $$$$$ [email protected] Great pay $$$$$! Personal computer required PROGRAMMER 1-800-813-0345 ext 207 Must have HTMl, XMl expenence People skills, self DATA ENTRY FleXible Hours starter, willmg to do home$$$$$$ GREAT PAY $$$$$$! work. HVAC knowledge a Serious, re$ponslble appli* plus E-mail resume to. cants w/personal computer . [email protected] work from home. 1-800-813-0345 ext. 205

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DISPATCHER! RECEPTIONIST tull time repair dispatcher/ receptionist needed for a high volume company Knowledge of ESC dispatch software a plus! Word/Excel needed along with good customer service skills Hrs 8am~5pm, $950 to lO!hr. Respond With resume to email [email protected] ONLY. NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXES ACCEPTED FILE CLERK Farmington Hilts law firm. Full time Vaned duties In and out of office. Must be reliable. Fax qualiflca~ tions to AHS, 248.785.0161 FINANCIAL AID! GENERAL OFFICE Permanent, part~time FA Coordinator needed to work in a private career schoolln the eastern /Ann Arbor area, 24 hrslWeek, $12 per hour. Must be organized, detailed orient. ed With good math skills, and able to work with the public. Entry.level banking/record keeping helpful. Fax resume to 734-734-8579 or e.mall to: [email protected] FULL CHARGE 800KKEEPER Must have knowledge of QuickBooks, AIR, NP, umon reports, payroll, AlA billings, taxes, knowledge of construc. tion Industry helpful, salary & benefits E~mall resume to' [email protected] GENERAL CLERICAL POSITION FULL TIME With experience, available in busy Farmington healthcare faCility. Please fax resume to 248-471.5554, altn Enca

Gordon Chevrolet, Inc. (31850 Ford Rd., Garden City), IS now accepting applications/resumes for Car BiUerffltle Clerk. This is a 1011time posItIOn with benefits. Dealership experience is pre-ferred but not necessary. Fax resume to (734) 513-1100, Attn: MeJia Ashley or apply in person at switchboard in maln shOwroom.

INSIDE SALES Steel Industries, Inc., is in search of a professional and motivated mdivldual to join our ~inSlde sales team. Applicants should have a sales background and knowledge in the steel mdustry with forging expenence preferred. Metallurgjcal background would be helpfuL We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. Please send your resume and salary requirements to Steel Industries, Inc., 12600 Beech Daly Rd .. Redford, MI 48239 LEGAL SECRETARIES Expenenced only for temporary/permanent placement Joanne Mansfield Legal Personnel. 248.540.6200 or [email protected] com LEGAL SECRETARY for Southfield worker's camp law firm. Competitive wages/bene. fits. Fax resume 248~352~1124 LEGAL SECRETARY For Westland law firm. Must have divorce experience. Fax resume to: (734) 427-0395. LEGAL SECRETARY Part time, experienced, WordPerfectIWord. Plymouth. Call for info. 734-459-4040 LEGAL SECRETARY. with 13 years of experience in fami~ 1'1 law. ProfiCient in Word Perfect. A-V rated Farmington Hills firm. CompetitIVe salary and benefits plus great working environment. Fax resume to 248~855*4202, attention Operations Manager. LEGAL SECRETARY

Part Time Needed for fast paced Farmington Hills personal Injury law firm. Understanding of the Court system & skills to draft pleadings is a must Fax resume (248) 539-5700 OFFICE ASSISTANT PartMTime Microsoft Office & Quicken exp preferred. 248*330.4898 OFFICE COORDINATOR South Oakland County tennis club needs energetic, team onented staff member. Candl~ dates must be detail oriented and possess the following skills; bookkeeprng, payroll. depoSIts, computer literate (word, excel), excellent com~ mumcatlon skills and the abilIty to multi.task. Full and part time positions avaIlable immediately. Medical benefit package available. Please fax resumes to: (248) 476.3531

OFFICE HELP Needed in Plymouth. Wilt tram. Must be computer literate. Call: (734) 455-5566 OFFICE MANAGER Sole Practitioner Podiatrist seeking full time office man. ager Plymouth & Detroit offices, Will train, some local travel reqUired. Fax resume: 248-626.5203 or emall. [email protected]! OFFICER MANAGER! eOOKKEEPER Part time & flexible M.141 Beck Rd, Plymouth QUlckbooks, MS office Exp Fax resume to: 734~451-4654 RECEPTIONIST Looking for a part~time evening receptlomst for our Birmingham Real Estate Office. MUST have great computer Skills, organi* zatJonal skills, phone and communicatIOn skills Great after school job! $8/hr. Realestateoffice [email protected]~ maiLcom RECEPTiONIST Needed at our busy, fast paced Novi salon. Full/part time, days/eve. Chns 248-477-9128 RECEPTIONIST Wanted for new outpatient PhYSical Therapy clinic in livonia, full time pOSitIOn. Exp preferred, benefits available. Please fax resume to: 734-379-9150 RECEPTIONIST WANTED Telephone skills and c.omputer skills a must. Salary starts at $10 hr. Please send resume to: BaYView Electric Co., LLC, 12230 DIXie Street, Redford, MI 48239, attn- Human Resources Fax. 313~255~3460 RECEPTIONISTICLERICAL Farmington Hills company is seeking full time person to work 8am.5pm. Must be detailed oriented, dependable and have excel. lent computer skills. Competitive wage Submit resume to Dymax Service, Inc., 23460 Industnal Park Dr., Farmington Hills, MI 48335, AUn: BR. Fax 248--477-6069 or email [email protected]~

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detall. pleasant phone voice, and other various job duties. Exp In AccountIng & computer knowledge preferred. Must be able to type 35 wpm. We offer a competitIVe' salary and benefit package. Please send your resume and salary

requirements to Steel Industries, Inc., 12600 Beech Daly Road, Redlo/d, MI 48239 SECRETARY Needed with excellent computer and secretarial skills. Full or part time. Fax resume to- 248~258.6213 or email to: crhodes

SECRETARY Fast paced law firm seeking organized professional With a MINIMUM~F 80 WPM typing skills. Exp.preferred but not necessary. Excellent oJij)ortunity for the right, self-motivated individual. FAX RESUMES WITH SALARY REOUIREMENTS Attn: Susan 248-886-8652 SECRETARY For counseling clinic in Canton, part-time, 25 hrslwk. Medical office expo necessary. Fax resume to: 734-731-1205 SECRETARY - for church office needed part time. Need good people skills and com~ puter expo Send resume by fax to 248-476"'1030 or emaJl to: [email protected]

SECRETARY! GIFT PROCESSOR Full time position responsible for administrative, clerIcal, project management and database administration and support. Word processmg, database, and spreadsheet, as well as excellent communication and organizational skills requIred, along with Associate's degree and two' to three years related experience. Experience with Raiser's Edge and/or Banner preferred. Resume, three references and salary history to' M Brucki, Advancement Office, lawrence TeChnological UnIVersity, 21000 W Ten Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075. EOE

SKlllEO PROFESSIONAL SearchIng for a Skilled profesSional able to work in a fast pace environment Must be d.etail orientated, with profeSSIonal commum~ catIon skIlls and good inter~ personal skills. Position witt entail some level of cus-tomer contaet, Data Entry wUl be primary focus, neet:ls to be both fast and accurate, PC Knowledge required: Excel of minimum, other Microsoft Office applicatIons a plus. Math aptitude and! or some baselme aecounting background preferred. Courses taken in school would. substitute for hands-on expo Cross training for switchboard on a relief basis will be anticipated. Please fax or send resume & salary requirements to: Howard Ternes Packing Company, 122B5 Dooe Street, Redford, MI 48239, Attn: H.R. DJrector. Fax (313) 531-5243 TELEMARKETERISECRETARY Part time, flexible hours. Fax resume: Attn; Adam, 248~352~ 3713 then call (248) 357-8956

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CLINICAL ASSISTANT Our progressIve, unique orthodontic team is waiting for a friendly, experienced, fun-loving clinical assistant looking for a new frontier. Please fax your resume to: 248-851-7823. DENTAL ASSISTANT For lead 109-edge specialty practIce. Some dental expo necessary. High pay; full ben~ etits. Call (248) 357-3100.

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Dental Assistant Full time, for Dearborn Hts. offIce. lookmg for an enthUSIastic, people~ friendly person With dental exp" to Join our team. We are a fast-paced, rapidly~ expanding dental practice and if this is the position for you, fax resume to (313) 274-7092.

Family practice office Novi area Experience sary with front & back Please fax resume 248-960-9145

MEDICAL BillER Experienced bitler, (mintmum 2 yrs). Neurology practice In Farmington HIlts Misys system software. Full tIme wlbeneflts Send resume to: Amy T. 27555 Mlddlebelt Rd., farmington Hilts, Mi 48334. MEDICAL BILLING CLERK PART TIME Southfield location. 30 hours per week - flexible schedule Previous demonstrated medIcal office professional billing experience. Specifl.c knowledge of CPT, lCD9, and Modifier usage to accurately bilt professional claims. SpeCIfic knowledge of msurance company requirements to identify the need for referrals and prior authorizattons Excellent data entry skills WIth attention to speed and accuracy. Exemplary attendance/ punctuality record reqUIred. Must operate standard office machmes. Excellent references reqUired. Fax resume to 248-350-3245

DENTAL HYGIENIST Novi office. 2 evenmgs, 3pm-7pm, Fax resume: 248-477-8501 DENTAL PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR Part-Time. Southfield (10 & Beech). If you eOloy workmg with clients, 10m our high quality patient~centered high tech practice to coordinate appfs. & services The nght candidate is organized, profeSSIOnal and experienced with customer relations. Dental office and computer (PractlceWorks) scheduling expo preferred. Please send resume fax 248-354-2486 or email:[email protected] FRONT DESK livonia Oral Surgery practIce, part time, must be fleXIble, some expo helpful. Calt Kathy. (248) 888-0835.

MEDICAL EOUIPMENT CO In livonia lias an Immediate part time position avaIlable for sales & light office work. 2025 hrs per week Knowledge of msurance coverages a plus. Fax resume WIth salary reqUIrements 734~261-8849 or call 734-261-0443.

FRONT DESK COORDINATOR Southfield dental offIce. Must be organized and personable. References required Fax resume (248) 304-1387. PATIENT COORUINATORI FRONT DESK Personable, enthusiastIC individual needed for hIgh-tech dental office. W. Bloomfield! Farmmgton Hills area. Dental experience helpful. Fax resume to: 248-360-"8448

MEDICAL STAFF NEEDED Busy medical offIce needs ReceptIonist, MA, Chnical Mgr. Fax or mall resumes 734-983-0253 or 20202 FarmIngton Rd., Livonta, MI 48152 attn Adrian MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST MT (ASCP) tech expo in handling ATAC 8000 and TOSOH AIA360 Instruments preferred but not req. Fax resume to: 734-779-2121, altn: Christina.

BILLING MANAGER MedIcal office seeks experienced Biller. Full-time WIth exc pay & benefits

OFFICE MANAGER For dermatology practice in Farmington Hills Call' (810) 240-1523 or send resume to: 8118 Driftwood Dr., Fenton, MI 48430 or Fax to: (810) 629-7194

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-CAREGIVERS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS m Ypsilanti & surrounding areas 1 yr. expo req. MedlcaVOental Call Katrina 248-745-9700

ONCOLOGY NURSE For busy Commerce practice. Excellent benefits Experience with cancer patients preferred. Salary based on experience. Please fax resume: 248-538-9000 Attention. Ketley

DIRECT CARE STAFF Part time Afternoons only available. WCLS trained only. Must have good /start. LiVOnia G,ontact Debbie at 734-524-1361.



EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST Needed for busy cardIOlogy office. as in related fIeld WIth experience in stress testing, cardiac monitors & patient care required. Fax resume to: 734-464-3368

PACE MAKEII/IlEVICE CLINIC NURSE Part time, 1 yr expo preferred. Farmington Hills. Fax resume: 248-932-2842






for busy Oncology & Infectious Disease practice 10 Novi & Southfield. Expenence necessary, must be mature. Full or Part Time Send resume: Newland Medical, 22301 Foster Winter Dr., Southfield, MI 48075, Attention J. Tozer. Or email: [email protected]


MEDICAl TELEPHONE RECEPTIONIST Exp in medical field only Neurology • practice In Farmington Hills Misys system software. Full time w/benefrts. send resume to: Amy T. 27555 Middlehell Rd., farmington HIlls, MI 48334

Full and Part-time, Exp. Bloomfield HIlls pedlatnc office. Please call: (248) 451-0600 or fax resume: (248) 451-0700 PHARMACY TECH Days, Full/part-time. Great opportumty. Troy area (248) 267-5002

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST - Work at home. Exp preferred. Must have eqUIp. 734-981-5080

PHYSICAL THERAPIST Wanted for new PhYSical Therapy cllmc 10LIvonia, must have 3 yrs expo m outpatient orthopedics. full or part time, benefits available. Please fax resume to: 734-379-9150

MEDICAL ASSISTANT Part-time for Farmington Podiatry office [email protected] skills helpful. (248) 477-3301 MEDICAL ASSISTANT Full time pOSItIOn10 busy oncology offIce In Commerce area Excellent benefIts. Must have experience WIth IV's and venipuncture. Salary based on experience. Please fax resume. 248-538-9000, Attention' Kelley

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RNILPN, RECEPTIONIST Southfield area pediatrics. Full-time Fax resume' 248-539-1924 SURGICAL COUNSELOR OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN Beltman Laser Eye Institute has immedIate openings for both positIOns Fax resume to: Jeff (248) 855-7721

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COME JOIN world class team serving world class food at Tony Roma's serving world class ribs. Located in Laurel Park Place Mall at 37716 W 6 MIle Rd., in Livonia. You can pick up an application at our restaurant in the mall from 1-4pm, or online at: [email protected] COOK- Part-trmeJ Full time, Experienced. Nights, Apply' Starting Gate Saloon, 135 N. Center St., NorthVIlle COOK/8AKER, PART-TIME Must be skilled & experienced. Fax resume: 313-322-6441, Alto: Charles COOKS, EXPERIENCED NOW HIRING! Full-tIme, All shifts. Top pay. Apply withIn: Ram's Horn, 7020 N Wayne Rd, Westland. 734~641..o510

DELIVERY DRIVER Eves & weekends. Good pay plus tips. Apply' COMPARI'S, 350 S. Main, Plymouth. GIULIANOS' RISTORANTE ITALIANO - a high volume positive establishment is now hiring for all positions. We are seeking professionals WIth expoServers must have at least 3 yrs expo and wine knowl. edge Apply after 5pm, 22236 MichIgan Ave, Dearborn.



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HOSPITALITY! SOUS CHEF Ann Arbor area country club is looking for a Sous Chef. Candidates should have 3-5 years culinary experience, degree preferred If interested, please email resume with cover letter to: Sous Chef [email protected] or Fax to: 248-905-5511 HOSTESS STAFF -needed for finer dmlng restaurant. Full & part-time pOSItions available Apply at: Ernesto's, 41661 Plymouth Rd., Plymouth. Or call Alex. (734) 453-2002

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DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE Detroit area based truckmg company seeking an experienced and aggressive mamtenance professional to manage a fleet of 200 company semitractors and 2000 trailers QualIfied applicants should possess a mmlffium of 10 years experience in all aspects of heavy haul fleet management. Responsibilities WIll include knowledge of all D.O.T reqUIrements, as welt as computer, orgamzational, wntten and verbal skills We offer a competitive salary and benefit package Please submit resume with salary history and requirements to: Nancy Baldini, Rush Truckmg, P.O. Box 1011, Wayne, Ml 48188. Fax (734) 641-4375.


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Government Jobsl Wildlife! Postal $16.51 to $58.00 per hour. Full benefIts. Paid trainmg. Call for application and exam information. No experience necessary. Toll Free 1-880-269-609frext.200.

TELEMARKETING A rare opportunity! Part-time professional positIOn. Busi~ ness hours. 20-25 hrs/wk. $9-20/hr. Farmington Hills. Call Andy 24&476-7447.x121

HELP WANTED Eam up to $409 a week assembling CD cases at home. No experience necessary. Start Immediately! Call 1-800-267-3944 ext 119.

UNIOUE SALES POSITION for a sincere, honest, caring and career minded Individual interested in an above average income. No eventngs / week. ends. Benefits, incentives You must have a high school diploma. No experience necessary, we provide all needed tramlng. #1 recognized name 10the mdustry, 60+ years and growing, selling a product that directly-enhances the quality of life of others Please call: 1-586-773~3300 ext 23

MOVIES EXTRAS Earn up to $200-$600Iday, All lOOK. needed. TV, music videos, commercials, film & print. Work with the bestl "Extras on Call' 1-800-260-3949 ex1 3002

If you are serious about entering the business and profession of Real Estate Sales, you owe it to yourself to investigate why we are #1 ~10 the market place and best suited to insure your success. 00#1Rated Franchise System -Contmuous IndIVidualIzed Training -100% CommIssion Plan -Group Health Coverage .Free Pre-licenSIng .Latest Techmcal Computer Programs Enable You To Have The CompetItIve Advantage -Unsurpassed Local and National Advertising Exposure DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE Call Jim Stevens

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(734)459-6000 Real Estate Buyer agents (Exp) Self generated leads 80% Co. generated leads 50%. 10-15 leadS/mo. Dan Ryan. 734-432-9900 Real Estate FREE CAREER SEMINAR Getting started ...Start up costs? Potential earnings? Traming? Support? Commission spIlt? We'll answer all, these questions and more. Feh. 3rd @ 6:30pm Feb. 11th @ 2pm Feb. 15th @ 6:30pm Call 734-459-470D wwwrealestatecareers net KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY Plymouth REAl ESTATE PROFESSIONAlS , Are you thinking of making a career move? CENTURY 21 Town & Country offers the largest marketing program, the best tools and the greate:;t support of any company m Michigan 'ConSIder /a move to the Blnmngham office of lawn & Country, conveniently located In the heart of town CALL Margie at (248) 542-8100 Real Estate

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A.... 11"1 IlLSEARCHING FOR A NEW DIRECTION? Why not become a member of the oldest and largest family owned real estate company in MichIgan We invite you to explore this exciting opportumty in downtown Bmnmgham by calling 248-644-6700

Work For Yourse", Not By Yourself It is time, time for you to move on to the next level of professional development. Has it been years since you started your flrst job. Has it been a lifetIme smce you felt that spark from WIthin? It IS not to late. Beheve 10 your dream; believe in yourself, we do Those people that call Pat Ryan (248) 865-6900 can begm to build a career and business that will be theirs. You don't have to be alone, you don't have to give up your dream of working for yourself Call CENTURY 21 Town & Country, Call Pat Ryan (248) 865-6900, Patnck [email protected]

ALONGTIME ASS Plymouth Jewelry Store seeks experienced part~time help. 734455-3030 PART TIME (on call) Ideal for semiretired. Starting now. Continuing ed. school needs dependable, energetic, people for promotion & registration m Metro area Variable hours, must have reliable transportatIOn. Good pay/mileage. Call' 734-256-8134 Real estate assistant YOUR LUCKY DAY! Busy real estate team needs licensed assistant, hourly rate plus incentives, IOternet abIlity a must. Email resume to. [email protected]

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ELDER CARE: Live-in wanted for couple in liVOnia. Middle aged w/past careglVing expo Barbara 8-4pm 810-229-7246 HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED 4-5 days a week. Ideal for stay at home moms Experience pre~ ferred. references necessary. Call for interview. 248-478-8200

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MYSTERY SHfrPPERS NEEOEDI $25!plus free meals & merchandise. No experience wwwSearch4Shoppers.comlj ob ORDINARY PEOPLE NEED~ EDI!I Be on a RealitylV Show. www.realityinsider.comltv NOW HIRING For 2005 Postal

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PER WEEK $600 pOSSible mailing our simple postcards from home. Supplies & training provided. Genuine oppor~ tumty. Fl/PT for FREE information package Call 1(708) 231-7373 (24 hour recording) POSTAL EXAMS NOW! Earn to $47,000 per year/No experience. Announcement n1lmbers with Registration. APPLY TOOAYI , 1-856-224-3100 ext 33 WEEKLY POSSIBLE $99D$2.320! Mailing our le(ters from home. Easy. FREE INFO. Genuine opportunity. $1000/0 SATISFACTION GUARANTEi?80~~7~~57

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CHRISTIAN HOME CLEANiNG Hard workmg, Non Smoking, Couple will clean your hOme as their own. (248) 698-7/68 OWNER of passenger :van 350. Good driving record, Looking for a job local or lUng distance 248-477-2;l)55 POLISH LADY Will clean Your house spotless. Reasonable rates. Call Hanna ' 586-382-1(155

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All THE TLC & PAMPERING For your IOfant/toddler at fully staffed Livonia daycare home, full time openings. 734-525-4219 ' Canton Mom has openings for IOfants & toddlers. lots of love, toys, fun- 1600 sqJt. play areal (734) 207-0233

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BABYSmER in Farmington home, full-time. Own car. 248-320-5950

ACCOUNCEMENT: NOW HIRING For 2004 Postal Jobs $'16.40 - $59.00lhr. PaId tram109, full Federal benefits, no experience necessary. Green Card OK. Call1~800~606~5049 ext #1000.

CHILOCARE for newborn & toddleI"'. Back.oround check will be done. Mother needs assistance w/daily care & light housekeeping on weekdays. Salary negotIable. Canton area. (734) 844-3873

PRINTING - Expenenced Sales Person for established shop. Top pay. BenefIts. 401K (734) 891-7459

Visual Merchandiser Needed for retail grocer in western Wayne County. Exp. preferred. Send resume to: Box 1040 Observer & Eccentnc News 36251 Schoolcraft Rd. Livonia, MI 48150



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DENTAL ASSISTANT Our Livonia practice is looking for an experienced dental assistant to join our dental team, part time, Wed. & Thurs If interested please call Julia 734-427-2387 or fax your resume to 734-427-1766 DENTAl ASSISTANT COME BE A PART OF OUR EXCITING DENTAL TEAMI Exp., full-time, in group practice. X-rayexp. necessary. Top salary & exc. benefits, 401K. 734-722-5130

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PHY81CAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN Wanted :for new PhYSIcal Therapy climc in liVOnia, full or part time, benefits available. Please fax resume to: 734-379-9150

RECEPTIONIST for busy weltness clinic in Plymouth. Multi~ tasker Computer experience. Fax resume: (734) 453-9992

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RN'S Join a strong team of home care professionals We are seeking a full-time RN with strong Med/Surg background and home care expenence preferred. Flexible hours, excellent visit rate, steady caseload. Family health benefits, dental, employer. funded 401 K, vacation, sick, personal days and major holidays off. Service areas include: Garden City, Inkster & Westland. Parttime RN's for Tri-County area. Medicare certified. Smce 1976. Call: 1-800-462-5632 Fax. 313-271-2748 WebSIte. www.metrohome Emall: [email protected]

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MEDICAL ASSISTANTS for busy Oncology & Infectious Disease practice In Novi. Experience necessary, mllst be mature Full or Part Time. Send resume: Newland MedIcal, 22301 Foster Winter Dr., Southfield, Ml 48075, AttentIon J. Tozer Or emall' [email protected]

DENTAL FRONT DESKk Buisness person needed WIth great attitude. Must be able toschedule patients and feel comfortable collectmg fees. Great phone skIlls needed along With some computer skIlls. Office in Dearborn Heights. Full time position. Benefrts include health, IRA, vacation Fax resume to: (313) 561-3030

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mEE 3 HOUR SEMINAR ON REAL ES1ATE INVESTING 248-808.2711 For details, see sectIOn 3640

Tutors! Teachers K-12 All subjects Certification or degree preferred. Part time, $15-$20/hr. Oakland County. (248) 514-5755

FinanCial Services

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WEEKLY $1380! STUFFING ENVELOPES AT HOME. FTlPT No expenence necessaryl $50 CA$H HIRING OONUS Guaranteed in writing 1-877-874-4771

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IMMEDIATE CASH PAID: We b-uy Seller financed Mortgages, Business Notes, Lottery Winning$, Structured Settlements. Also providmg • equipment finan&ing-, Personals accounts rece1Vable/purchase order financing, retail busI~ INVENTORS.PRODUCT IDEAS nass cash advances. Fidelity NEEDED. DaVIson IS looking Fundino. 1-888-445-7720 for new or improved product Ideas or mventions to prepare/present to corporations BUSiness opportUnitIes. for licensing. Free InformatIOn package. 1-800-544-3327 A FREE TON OF CANDY WITh your own vending business. TARGET 10 MilliON HOMES Deal direct With mfg High WITH YOUR AD. Advertlse your product or service to profits. Short hours. approximately 10 millIOn Investment required. households In North America's 800-893-1185 best suburbs by placing your AAA ATTENTION READERS: classified ad in over 800 subSince many ads are from Out~ urban newspapers just like side the local area, please • this one. Only $995 (USD) for know what you are buying a 25 word ad One phone call, before sending money. one invoice, one payment. Ad copy IS subject to publisher ABSOLUTE GOLD MINE! approval. Call the Suburban 80 Machines + locations I Classified Advertising Network ALL FOR $10,300 al 888-486-246& 1-800-344-1277

ENTREPRENEURS WANTED! learn how you can earn $250,000 first year Not MlM. Traming proVIded. 24 hour mes;pge 1-800-435.7294 FIRST YEAR POTEN. TIAL$275K workmg from home. Too good to be true? Don't calL Training proVIded. 800-608-8629 GUARANTEED $1200 for 47 mmutes of EASY workl Listen to 24 hr. message. 8QO..3939781 Then call me: 317-524-2250 HUGE PROFITS NOW! learn how you can earn $250k+/yr. Training provided. Not MLM 1.688-376-7914



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Baths, Kitchens, Counters Small Jobs, Basements& Fire Egress Windows livonra reSident since 1959 licensed & Insured 734-421-5526 Rec. Room, KItchen & Bath Specialists. All Remodeling, Formica & Laminate VisalMC,AMEX 248-476.0011 313-835-8610 Winter Spring Specials 15% Off! AFFORDABLE INTERIDRS I'll beat all written estimates! Kitchen, bath, basement remodeling. Custom wine cellars. bars, closets & decks CeramiC tile. Vmyl siding. 19 yrs. exp Free Estimates Gary, (248) 5B8-9930

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ALL CARPENTRY - Beautiful Additions REMODELING - REPAIRS - Kitchens - Baths -30 yrs. exp LIe/Ins. - lower levels Call John: 734.522-5401 Guaranteed quality workman~ ship. Complete plan & 4esign FINISH CARPENTRY service available. lIc. & Ins. Crowns, Tnm, Doors Railings: Straight or Bent 734.414.0448 llc. 32 yrs. expo734-455-3970

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St. James Antiques Show Tbur. Jan. 20. Preview Party $45/per person. FrI., Jan. 21, 10-8. Sat., Jan. 22, 10-5. 27 carefully selected dealers: Furniture, Texhles, Parntlngs, Antique & Estate Jewelry, Clocks, Porcelain & much much more. Show AdmiSSion $6 St James Cafe' Lunch Snacks - Dinner. St James Episcopal Church, 355 W Maple Rd, Blrmrngham. (248) 644-0820. Downtown corner of Maple/Chester 2 hrs. free parkmg 10 the Chester St. parking structure $1 off admISSIon WIth this ad Antique & Collector Show Every weekend at DIXieland Flea Market Corner / Telegraph & Dixie Free Appraisals Table $20 Limited Space Call KeVin (248) 642-1043


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SALE Now In Progress EVERYTHING In our gigantiC mventory priced at $1 or more is AUTOMATICALLYdiscounted 10% to 30% or MORE (cash or check, excludes all previously discounted special tag items) Shop every day 1Uam'tiI5pm The Greal Midwestern ANTIOUE EMPORIUM 5233 DiXIe Hwy. Waterford MI






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RE-SELL-IT ESTATE SALES 34769 Grand River Farmington 248-478.7355 lay-Aways & Delivery Avail. Daily 1Oam-6pm, Sundays 12-4pm. Major CredIt Cards Industry Leader Smce 1981

ANNOUNCING 2 GREAT SALES Frl &; Sat Jan 21-2210-4 #1) 3872 Pine Harbor Or., W Bloomfield. N off long lake Road, just E. of Orchard lk Rd. Great Sale! Designer & custom furniture, loads of women's deSigner clothing, jewelry, appliances & much morel #2) 973 Orchard Lk. Rd., take Telegraph 1 mile N of Square lake Rd. to Orchard lk. Rd , turn rrght. 5000 SO. FT. FILLEO! With estate & custom furnishings, artwork, china, crystal, silver, rugs, antiques, collectibles & more Make Your Own Prices I For Details 248-988-10n Office 248-855-0053

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RICK'S DRYWALL Finishing & Repair. All work guaranteed. 30 yrs. Exp Reasonable Prices. (734) 422-7584 • DRYWALL FINISHING. • TOOURES • PATCHWORK. Free Est - Reasonable Prrces. John 734-740-4072

FAMILY ELECTRICAL - City cert. Violations corrected Service changes or any small lob. Free est. 734-422-8080


Admire Your Fire Well seasoned Hard, Birch & Fruit Pickup and delivery. Hacker Services Quality Since 1946 (248) 348-3150 Floor Service

Drywall! Painting & Tiles 30 years experience. No Job too small (734) 728.9599




7100 Estale Sales


TROY MOVING SALE Jan. 21 & 22, 10-4 3127 Oakhlll Dr NE corner Adams & Big Beaver Furniture, mIcrowave, household Items, too is. etc

Fri. & Sat. 21, 22

LIVONIA All must go! Priced to sell! Furniture, TVs, toys, electnc dryer, weight bench, etc 15457 Sunset (5 MIle and Memman) sat., Jan 22, 95pm 734~525~9268



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5103 FAIRLANE WOODS OR., DEARBORN, N. OFF HUB8ARD DR., E. OF EVERGREEN, ACROSS mOM FAIRlANE MALL Upscale Condo, Classic & Traditional Contents Excellent Henredon Elan BraZllian rosewood dlOrng room & kmg size bedroom sets, Chippendale carved hall console, Chippendale green suede armchair & ottoman, Waterford crystal, Baccarat, current lamoge dmnerware, furs, ladies clothing, men's Nieman Marcus size 40 & 42 wardrobe, Imens, computer, electromcs, huge amount of office furniture, copy machine This place is full, call thIS number at the gate for access 313-44H3229 See you there!


A Value Of Up To $87.00 Household Goods


OAK KING BEDROOM SET 6 pieces China cabinet 3 Piece white sectional & chair 4 Bar stools. 734-326-8484

Baby & Children lI,ms • BABY NEEDS - crrb/w mattress, hIgh chaIr, car seat, booster seat, & toddler bed $250 313-535-9439

SOAR BACK? ElectroniC adjustable full size bed. Sofa bed, excellent condition (734)422-5321


SOFA" loveseat & chair, chocolate leather contemporary, $2000. Cream contemporary sectional sofa, $500 Contemporary chrome & glass top table & coffee table, $150 AI! exc cond.248-723-4819.

$110 NEW OUEEN pillow top mattress set In plastiC Can deliver 248-941-4206 NEW FULL SIZE mattress set. In plastiC $95 248-941-4206 NEW KING pillow top mattress set. W/warranty. $210.248.941.4206


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR Brand new, Pronto Surestep, cost ~5100 WIll sell for $2500 (134) 416-5427 POWER CHAIR With controls . 2 mos. old. New $5600. Asking $4500 (734) 421-9758


BIG SALE Jan. 21-22, 10-5pm 2048 W Maple Bloomfield Village 4 floors. Baker chests, tables, sofa. Highboy. Florence Knoll sofa/chair Highboy Florence Knoll sofa/chair Baccarat, Ceralene chma. Anltques, collectibles, art, decorative & household items. Rugs Much more ....#'s gIven 930 Fri. Street #'s honored then G. P. Household Sales(313) 885-6604 www.gphouseholdsales com ESTATESALE Sat & Sun, Jan 22 & 23,10am-4pm,16257 Wrnchester Dr., NorthVille Commons. Furniture, large appliances, etc.

BED - Brand New double pll~ low-top mattress "Set,In plastIC, With warranty Must selll Can deliver 734-231-6622

ROYAL OAK 319 Easl University, Jan 20-22. For info & photos www.lluvantlques com

BEDROOMSET Stanley Young Amerrcan 2 twm beds. nightstand, dresser & mIrror, (2) 5 chest drawers MedIUm oak $1200 248-390-4603

Garage Sales

Boys Bedroom set- lexington Honey color wood, Exc cond Twm headboard, desk, chair & student hutch. chest, night sland $800 (248) 553-2522

PONTIAC • Indoor Garage Sale Unrty Church of Pontiac, Fri.-Sat, Jan 21.22, 9am-6pm. 780 W. Huron Street, 1st Irgnt E. of Telegraph, on Huron / M-59.


MOVing Sales

All FURNITURE MUST GO. 2 bedrooms, living room, large screen TV, leather dIning room chairs. All good condo Call 248-310-5399 BEVERLY HILLS 21655 W 13 Mile, E of Lahser Indoor sale, everythrng goesl Includes + Sizes Sat, 10-4 & Sun. 11-3. BIRMINGHAM 361 N. Eton sat, Jan 22, 10-4, Sun. Jan 23, 11-3 Furniture, household items, stereo, cd s, & misc FARMINGTON Sofa, reclmer, low Boy, Drnlng, Tables, etc No Dealers 248-360-1029

CHINA CABINETS Washer, bakers rack, glass end tables Alex, 734-420-1274 Dining Room Set, 7 pc., 1940's Duncan Phyle mahogany, profeSSionally refrnished Buffet. Irvmg room couch, chairs, end tables. Best Offer. 586-726-6446 Home Entertainment Center Philips, With all components, 55' TV, surround sound, etc. Purchased at ThomaSVIlle. New $14,000 Askmg $4000 Exc. condo 734-261-1958 Living Room Furniture ClaSSIC,Superb Condition, soft mint green ensemble 1950s style 86' sofa (subtle floral), wrnged back chair (green and white strrpe), two club chairs (green), round, black marble coffee table. $1.700 248-514.3658


FREE 4.ROOM DIRECTV SYSTEM Includes standard InstallatIOn. 3 mo FREE HBO &Crnemax! Access to over 225 channelsl Limited Time Offer. S&H Restrrctlons apilly. 1.800-963-2904

set As S{lenon TV Brandnew, factory sealed,must sell $350. Candeliver 248-941-4206 Beautiful Mahogany Tradit\ional ChIppendale Table, 2 leaves, 8 Carved Chairs and Chma Cabmet. 4 Pc Carved Mahogany King Sleigh Bdrm Set. 6 Pc Carved Cherry Krng and Queen Four Poster Bdrm Sets Round Cherry Inlaid Table And 6/8 Chair Sets. Fabulous Oa~ Carved ArmOIre Complete Marble/gramte Top Sinks In Carved Cabrnets Console Tables Bombay Chest Large Venetian & Gold Gilt Mirrors ExecutIVe Desk large Mission Bookcase Hand Painted Rne Furniture And lots More AR Interrors, Open 7 Days, Downtown Royal Oak 607 S Washmgton Ave. 248-582-9646



DIRECTTV FREE 3 RDDMS SYSTEM Installed & delivered free Say good bye to cable forever + 3 months FREE HBO/CINEMAX. Call 1-800694-8644.



MIscellaneous For



GOLF MEMBERSHIP W Bloomfield Tacc Golf Membership for Sale All reasonalJ1e..offers.Please mquire $3400 - 248-626-1349 VIAGRA $5.00 CIALIS $6.25. Why pay more? We have the lowesf pnced refills and free shippmgl! 1-866~402~5400

Stove/Oven & over the range microwave, flat-top Stove. Self-cleaning/convection oven $5OOlbest 734-776-8299

BUSiness & Office Equtpmenl



ClAIRNET-laBlanc Wood, exec. cond , $950 /best 734-462-4382

Salon Going oM of Business! 10 stations, mirrors, desk. 3 bowl back wash, faciaVskin care eqUIpment also mlsc decor items. 248-982-9595

GRAND PIANO FULL SIZE Dark mahogany Exc condition. Must Sell $2200Ibest. (248) 515-1980 KING COR-NET model 602, brand new. $550. (248) 626-2994

TANNING SALON EOUIPMENT Tanning beds. $900/ea., stand-up umt, $4000, all accessories. (734) 981-1905 CommerCial/

Industrial Machmery

KNILLING CELLO 3/4, Cushy case, 2 bows, very good cond , $800/best. (248) 921-1712



PIANO Sohmer StudIOConsole Plano, Excellent Cond , lovely Tone, Simple Walnut Case $2,400 (248) 626-2007

For Sale BRIDGEPORTSIn varrous conditon, make offer, 8'00-4 00 p.m. Mon. - Frl. 734-721-8711 Eleclronlcs/Audlo! Video

PIANO BaldWin ClaSSIC upright plano. Oak fmlsh. Excellent condItion $2,500 or best. 248-514-4829



CAMERA & PROJECTOR 16 MM $35. (248) 474-3907

PlAYER Gulbranson, 100 rolls & $1400

HDTV 65 INCH SONY loaded pip H-U-G-E III (rear projection) 22" deep $3000 248-601-1548

HARDWOOD FLOORS Staining, Free Shoe Mold. Repair Old floors a speciality. Economical. 734-692-0040 Gullers



248-471-2600 LIVONIA GUTTER Cleaning. Ice & snow removal a specIalty. 248-756-3546

Handyman MIF


ABSOLUTELY AL'S -Carpentry -Elect -Plumbing -Pamting -Roofmg *GENERATORS Hot tubs, ceIlIng fans, remodels, all electrJ~ 248-477-4742 cal Builders welcome. LIe/Ins. Absolutely lk:llns DU.IT-All 25 yrs exp 248-343-2799 Solid Surface Special We also do complete bsmts & SPARKY ELECTRIC all other interior work incl Res.!Comm. WirlnglRepairs electrical, plumbing & pamtlng Free EIE~cInspection. lie/Ins elc. (248)8B9.7667 313-533-3800 248-521-2550


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HANDYMAN Specmhzmg In all ode Jobs. Phil, (734) 604-2742.

Retired Handyman All types of work 313.835-8610

248-471-3729 TEO ALL HOME REPAIRS Repairs, malntarn, upgrade everythmg, small jobs welcome. (248) 501)..6011 Hauling Clean Up

A-1 Haulmg-Move scrap metal, clean basements, garages, stores, etc. Lowest pnces in town QUIck service. Free est. Wayne/Oakland Cty Central locatIOn 547-2764 /559-8138 AFFORDABLE PERSONAL HAULING SERVICE We clean out homes, attICS, basements, garages, offices, warehouses & anythmg else. Complete demolitIOn from start to fInished. Free est Demolition 248-489-5955

Home Improvement


WINDOWS, SIDING & ROOFING Creed Renovation Top qualltyl (248) 449-7945 ,

sell it all with Observer & Eccentric 1-800-579-SELL


HOUSECLEANING Experienced. Bonded Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly. Senror dls. count 313-535-6179

PETERSON PAINTING Custom colors are our speCIalty. Wallpaper Removal, Drywall Repalr 30+ yrs expo 734-414-0154/734 748-2017


ADVANCED REMODELING Quality affordable kitchens 20 yr. ex!}. Free estImates Fast & Clean 313-729-6979

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248-476-0011 313-835.8610 Pamtlng, Papering, Plastering, Repairs, Wallwashlng ACCURATE INT PAINTING plaster/drywall repair, small Jobs OK 46 yrs exp , Ins Free Est. Larry 734-425-1372 EXPERIENCEDPAINTER Affordable pnces. Neat. Int/Ext Insured Free Est. Suburbs Eric 313-477-2085 INTERIOR PAINTING Good winter deals! Prof. & quality work Free est Call BIll 248-245-2226 INTERIOR PAINTING Custom Painting at Affordable Prices Drywall repairs, fire & water repairs, wallpaper removal, carpentry, licensed, Insured (800)-828-3646 ' (248) 345-3308

Playground EqUipmenl • WOODEN PLAYS CAPE 18, Include 2 sWings, slide and fort. $250 (734) 522-9052 Birds & FISh

AMAZON orange wrng with cage and stand, $300 (734) 425-0869



GREAT CAT NEEDS GREAT HOME (Needs to be an only child) Neutered, declawed. $25. (734) 634-1754



8EAGLE ACA, male, 6 mos., all shots, papered. Micro chIpped- $500/ make offer 248-398-5729 BEAGLEPUPS 6 wks, females. Shots, wormed, guaranteed. $150. 734-782-5127 8RUSSELS GRIFFON PUPPY AKC male As cute as It gets! $850 810-664-2436 CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Male, AKC, First shots, $700 Call Norma. 734-355-6405 GERMAN SHEPHERDS AKCOFA, 11 wks, second shots, $800. 586-463-4789 MIXED BREED Female, 11 months, all shots, spaded, need a loving canng home, good With children. (734) 722-0746 MIXED TOY BREED PUPS Quality and 10 week, shots, wormed, Call (734) 748-6433 POMERANIAN PUPS AKC, varrety of colors vet checked, $450-$500 (517) 394-2671 Losl & Found-Pels




VINYL & Alum sldmg, gutters, tnm, awnings, rooflng~ ete Also EXPERT CLEANING


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APEX ROOFING Quality wk. completed With pride Family owned lie Ins For honesty & mtegnty 248-476-6984; 248-855-7223


• INTERIORS. PAINTING BY MICHAEL - Res - Coml - Staimng \' -Textured Ceilings. Faux Frnishes - Plaster/Drywall RepaIr - Wallpaper Removal • HolIday Rates - Free Est - References • 248-349-7499 • 734-464-8147

Joe's Plaster & Drywall .Dust Free Repairs -Water Damage -Cracks & Holes Small Jobs welcome. 35 yrs exp Lic /Ins (248) 478.7949

BEST CHIMNEY CO. Free est LIC & Ins ( 313) 292-7722 OCR CONTRACTING -Roofing -SIding-Gutters licensed & Insured (313) 730-9295 lEAK SPECIALIST - Flashings, Valleys, Chimneys, etc Warr Member BBB 30 yrs exp Lie/Ins 248-827-3233

New & repair also rubber roofing, carpentry, msurance work 248-471-2600

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Affordable & #1 in Quality & Dependability. FUlly IRS. Romo & Servello Tree Serv, 248-939-7416,248-939.7420 ... MICK & DAGO ••• ... Tree removal & frlmmmg, stumping, storm cleanup. llc & \Ins. 248-926-2386 Wallpapering

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Plumbing Work Also kitchens, bathrooms, Installed, renovated ReasQJlable 248-390-6410

WINTER SPECIAL 50% OFF S & J PAINTING - Esllmate Today, Paint Tomorr-ow lnt. Wallpaper removal. 30 yrs. exp, Ins. 1-800-821.3585 248'338-7251,248-887-7498


PAPERING. REMDVAL. Pamtrng, Repairs Exp Women Vlsa/MC 248-471-2600

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POOL TABLE Sterling Antique 8' Wilmington Style Pool Table Excellent ConditIOn, Four Leg deSIgn, Slate Bed, CushIOned Ralls With Pool Cues and Balls and Racks for storage & a Cover $700 or best offer 734-953-1035



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ARCHERY - Traditional & compounds tor Iluntlng or fun. G.reatpJic~. _ Call Bob: (734) 421.626B

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JOHN MURPHY'S PAINTING -Custom Intenor Parntrng & Wallpapering Insured 20 yrs. exp (7J4) 207-9777

Tornado Cyclone II foosball, askmg $500. Paid $950 Rarely used. Steve 248-910..Q651

HEALTH RIDER AerobJc CardIa machme, $200: Nordic Track Pro, $150; both $3001 Mmt condItion, very little use. (248) 335.6797

Paradigm Studio 40 speakers ($1000 ($650). ADS l710 Monitors $1000 ($300). AR M-l00 810cks wl2 extra sets of new tubes. $5700 ($2500), Aragon preamp W/I Pow~ Supply $1500 ($300). Unn CO w/OAC w/Nordost Cable $6500 ($J200). Mil P-ower CondItioner. $1500 ($300) High end cables, AC cords. Ann Arbor. (734) 995-2315

EXP. LADY Will clean your house. Wkdays & Wkends. Honest, dependable w/references Call LIsa 313-876-8512

PIANO 1926 fully restored, storage cabinet. (734) 453-9407

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HITACHI UltravisioD Model 50 UX26B, 50" {ear proJetion( Televffion. Works perfectly \ $300. (734) 377.9219

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Table, beautiful mahogany traditional style double pedestal table, 3 leaves, 6 Chippendale chairs, buffet & server. A must see & must sell! 83,900 (586) 634.1157



FREE STANDING T~ealre popcorn machrne, cocktail table top centipede Video game Foosball game, aU exc cond.248-613-1330

OAK DINNING ROOM SET 2 Wingback chairs Great conditIOn. 248-473-0444

REDFORD Movrng. Stove, refrigerator, llvmg room, dmette, bedroom furniture, pure Qak desk & file cabinet, 27" TV & stand. Top quality excellent condo 313~535-5060

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FINE ART FLORAL WATERCOLOR 40 x 55 ArtISt: Hecht. $28001 or best offer. (586) 677-0745


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ADOPTIDN: Loving, finanCIally secure couple promise to cherish your baby Expenses paid. Nancy & Mike, 1-800-330-6337


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SKt ODD'1996-TOURING E W/2 place trailer, reverse /hand warmer, $180OIbest. 248-777-7524



CHYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY 2000 LTD 3.8L, champagne, taupe leather, heated seats, factory warranty to 12-05. 49K, loaded, 7 passenger, newer tires, well maintained, $9950/best (248) 540-4078

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1985--2000 Class C MOTOR HOMES WANTED. Calt Oal •• (517)230-8865.

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1996 GMC flatbed truck 5500, diesel, stick shift, 76,000 mites, power take-off ready, $5000Ibest. 1994 Skrp Loader With rubber track $8000/best. 2003 flatbed truck, Ford super duty, gas engine, auto, warranty, $21,000. 313-363-5133 BIDDERS AUCTION. all kinds of trucks, construction & lawn trallers, tools, power rakes, rototlllers, slit seeders, aerators, whips & backpacks, aU types of other eqUip downSIZIng selling off 75 % of all equip. Oak Park, 129'50 Cloverdale, 1 blk N of 8 MI., E off CoolicIge, Mon ~ Fn. 9-4

DODGE200B &aravan excellent condition, loaded. $5900. (734) 669-4433


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SKI.DOO 1995 FDrmula Z 811996 Polaris Classic Floe trailer, extre,s. $5200 734,,453'1226 YAMAHA 2003, Blue, used once, Exec. Cond , $8,500 or B~s! Off.r. (248) 366-0495

CHRYSLER 1975Haul, 55 hp $1200/best Ask for (734)

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CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN" TRY 1994, 3.8 liter, new trans & tires, dependable 172,000 miles. $2,800 734-525-7118

PIRELLI SNOW TIRES. (2) 235/50R/17 2 mos. old. $110. (734) 522-0422

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CATALINA 27 Sailboat 1983 roller, mboard gas, perfect, $9500. (313) 881-8743




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CORV£TTE RIMS 1973 $200/best 248-471-2084

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CHEVY SILVERADO 2004 LS 1500, 2WD extended cab, towing package, power, ac, tilt wheel, rear defogger, cd, remote keyless entry & starter, bedliner, Tonnelm cover Vortec 5300 V8 28k miles. $18,500 Call afternoons 248-437-8599

DODGE CARAVAN.SE 1998, 79K miles, very clean, $5200. 734-762-7553. FORD WINOSTAR 199B, 116k mlles.,cd, tinted glass, good condo Must sell. $3400. Peter' 24B-396-9B44 PLYMOUTH GRAND VOY" AGER 2000, Newer brakes, tires, exhaust, 93k miles $SOOO/best_ Mus! Selt Quiddy' (313) 537-4762 PONTIAC MONTANA 2800 EXT Red, ac, .all power, cassette, cd, 8 passenger, alloy wheels, new rear brakes, 44k miles $8700. 248-892-3224 PONTIAC MONTANA 2001 Extended, 56,700 miles, new tires, original own~r. sa,BOO/best. (734) 844-7880

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BUICK 2002 Rendezvous CLX, AWD, loaded, leather, heated seats, $11,950 ROGIN BUICK"L1VONIA 734-525-0900

CHEVY 1999 S-10 pickup extended 4x4, $5,995. B08 JEAN NOTTE PONTIAC (734) 453-2500 DODGE 2082 Durango SLT Plus, loaded, 4x4, $10,798. Northwestern Dodge (248) 399-6700

CHEVROLET 8LA2ER ZR2 2001 2 Dr., air, Auto, pi, cruise, CD, antI-lock brakes, pw, ps Need to sell! Wired for add'l sound system, premium speakers, excellent cond in & out, hood & window guards incl, 4x4 great In snow, ASS, V6 Vorlec, 53,500 miles $9300/besl. 313.937-3230

F-350 1999 - 4x4, low miles, dually, 9 foot FISher snowplow. $18,500. 246-347-6089 FORD 1995 F150 Supercab short bed, 5.8L, XlT, 10w pack~ age & cap, 108K miles, asking $4900 734,,421-5102 FORO 1999 F250 4x4 super cab, $10,495. 808 JEAN NOTTE PONTIAC (734) 453-2500

CHEVY 2(102 Blazer Extreme, yellow, custom wheels, 10aded,low miles, $12,950 ROGIN BUICK.L1VONIA 734-525-0900

FORD RANGER 4K4 1999 Air, Auto, pi, crUIse, CD, antilock brakes, pw, ps. Excellent condition, 65K miles. $9500 248-477-3741

CHEVY AVALANCHE 2B022003 4 to choosel Z6&Z71, loaded, call today $17,950 ROGIN BUICK.L1VONIA 734-525-0900

GMC SONOMA 1997 4x4, extended cab, looks & runs super, $3999. TYME (734) 455-5566

CHEVY BLAZER LT 1998 Fully loaded, very clean, 122k miles, $4100 or best offer. Call (734) 812-4234

SUBUR8AN LT 1999 1 owner. (4X4) loaded, black wltan leather 115,OOOK $10,600-734-513-4030

DODGE DURANGO 1999 Leather, moonroof, 3rd seat, $8999 TYME (734) 455-5566

TOYOTA 2002 4-Runner 4x4, pemer, sunroof, loaded, low miles, $19,950. ROGIN BUICK.L1VONIA 734-525-0900

DODGE DURANGO 1999 SLT Fully loaded, V8, auto start, 1 owner, 3rd row of seats, 109k, $10,000Ibest (734) 416-5375.

PONTtAC MONTANA 2001 Extended, 7 passenger, 95K, runs & looks great, very FORD RANGER 2003 XLT, 4><2 clean. $7200 (248) 471-7163 TRACKER 2002 LT, V-6, HT, Exec Cond, Supercab 4 door, 4x4J leather, CD, loaded, low Many Extras, 32,000 miles, SAFARI 2004 AWD LT, pewter, mires, certified, $11,950. loaded, low miles, $19,950. $14,000 313-937-8404 ROGIN BUICK-LIVONIA ROGIN 8UICK.L1VONIA 734-525-0900 734-525-0900 GMC 1500 1996, Extended cab, 4 x 4, new exhaust, trans, alternator, excellent shape VtLLAGER SPORT MINI $7500. (734) 751-5528 VAN 1999 Great condition, Low miles, All power, GMC 1999 Sierra SLT Garage kept $6,995 Extended Cab Z-71, navy, CD, 734-748-7518 chromes, like new, $15,950 ROGIN BUICK.L1VONIA WINDSTAR 2000 LX, Blue, 734~525-0900 exec. cond, dual Side sliding NEED A TRUCKlSUV? 30 In doors, pw/ps/pblpl, ac, lug~ stock now Call today Save gage, gray cloth Interior. 79k miles. $6100. 248-482-0151 thousands. ROGIN 8UICK.L1VONIA 734-525-0900

FORD 1995 Explorer 4x4, pnced to sell, only $3,488 .Fox :EI..Zls

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Nissan Frontier SE 2001, 4x4, 4 door, Silver, 15,000 miles, Wife's car, Immaculate $15,195Ibest (734) 522-219B

1992-2BBO HANDICAP VANS WANTED. Call Dale anyday, (517)230-8866,

TOYOTA 1996 TACOMA • 75,600 mi., well mamtain~d, 2 sets of tIres, reliable, $4500/best. 734.455-3245.

CHEVY 30, 1995 % ton Cargo Van. Runs great Newer tires & battery Too! racks. $3200 734-637-6518


CHRYSLER 2002 Town & Country Limited, AWD, red & read\', $15,88B. Fox :EI-iZZS

Chrysler.Je.p (734) 455-B740 CHRYSLER 20B2 TOWN & COUNTRY EX 22k miles, loaded, all power, exc. condo $12,900. 248-593,,9949

DODGE 2002 work van, auto, aIr, psJpb, low miles, 1 left, $9,998. Northwestern Dodge (24tl) 399"670B

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FORD 1999 Explorer' Sport, auto, aif', red, $3,995. BOB JEANNOm PONTIAC (734) 453,,2500 FORD 2001 Explorer $po,t 4x4, 35,000 miles, CD, exc cond.!$12,995 248-346-0044

MERCURY 2002 Mountaineer, V-B, AWD, 30K, mint, $15,995. Fox J:E.l'#.s

FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC 03, 4X4, 35K miles, dark blue ext., leather int, all power. $17,500 734-844-2413


FORD EXPLORER 1994 4 dr 4 wd, 1 owner, new trans,. loaded. $2500/0r best offer 734-260-9952

GMC 1999 Yukon SLT, pewter, $10,995 BOB JEANNOTTE PONTIAC (734) 453-2500

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GMC.ENVOY SLE 2002, 43 k miles, chrome wheels, cd, full power, garage kept. $15,900/besl. (24B) 360-1715

GMC JIMMY 1999 Loaded, 1 year warranty, $8500 TYME (734) 455-5566

MERCEDES 1996 C36 AMG Sedan, turbo, silver, garage kept, super low miles. Call today! $17,950. ROGIN BUICK"L1VONIA 734-525-0900

GMC.SUBURBAN-1990 35' TIres, 4 lift kit, too much to list $6500/best 248-910-7599 HONDA 2000 Passport, V-6, 4x4, auto, aIr, full power, $7,898 Northwestern Dodge (24tl) 399-6700


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CADILLAC 1974 coope, .."'\.' DeVille, 52k miles, GrandpaS*''''~ ~ar, gotta sell. Exc. condo .,'" $35001best. 313-278-08B7 ';. CHEVROLET 1:APRICE 1975 White convertible, V8, exc.' condo $7500 246-545-1391 ELDORADO'S 1983 2 south. ern cars, needs repair $2100/best. (24B) 426-9812


FORD GALAKY 1965 • 390,' :-, black/black, 69K miles;~' $3900 (248) 347-6089.';;-

MERCEDES BENZ E-320 4Matic, 1999, Black, cd~moon~ roof, 80k miles. 1 owner. $18,000 (248) 388-65BO



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GMC ENVOY 1999 Loaded, white, leather, $9995. BOB JEANNOm PONTIAC (734) 453-2500

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YUKON 2001-02 XL LT 4,4, leather, sunroof, 3 to choose, $19,550. ROGIN BUICK.L1VONIA 734-525-0900

FORD EKPLDRER 2Boo 4x4, 4 dr, immaculate, $9200. TYME (734) 455,,666B


(734) 455-B740 MOUNTAINEER 1997 Awd, exc. cond., p/w, p/d, pis, 138k, complete service records, $5500ibest. (248) 421-5258.

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REALESTATESHOWCASEI Thursday. January 20, 2005

North American Auto Show and Design, ,


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There are multiple kinds of buzz emanating from the North American International Auto Show this week in downtown Detroit. On one level, we're hearing that it's speed and horsepower - and future indications'of more - that are causing excitement among consumers. Of course, there also are an increasing number of potential car buyers who are demonstrating a "green" sort of anticipation over the growing number of hybrid vehicles that are becoming available. Then there's the technology crowd: The folks who come especially to see what doodads they might find on future vehicles. One of the most extreme conceptual examples of interesting new technology can be found on Ford's SYN SUV, essentially a consumerfiiendly armored vehicle complete with self-deploying shutters that cover the windows when the vehicle is parked and bullet-proof glass that protects drivers from stray gunfire. But more than anything else, both the show - and recent results in the marketplace - show that what consumers relish more than anything else these days is vehicles that simply look sharp. That makes design 'itself the new rudder of the automotive marketplace. The renewed preoccupation with desigu is understandable, given a little history. The Seventies and Eighties snuffed out the industry's bolder renderings under safety and fuel-economy concerns. Then, auto makers spent the Nineties essentially copying the unvariegated 'jeallybean" desigu ofFord's best-selling Thurus sedan. But global competition, the rise of the SUV and the digitization of the desigu process have combined to produce a profligate number of new vehicle types and models these days. With quality and technological differences among products largely having leveled off over the last decade -or so, eye-catching design can be decisive. "Both consumers and the car companies are ready to see more chances taken out there;' says Chris Chapman, director of automotive desigu for DesiguWorks USA, a unit of BMW. "People are kind of sick of the same old thing, and they're looking for something new." But there's been a narrowing gap between "futuristic" designs and the exciting stuff that's already on the road. Chrysler exemplifies that better than any other

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woman who dies of old age." Lightening the mood are all the children on stage - 1'7 in total, said Danner, who was born in Pontiac and grew up in WhireLake. • "And that's the best part of the job," he added. "That is what keeps us lively. It keeps the backstage area family-focused." Of course, the same energy and mood trickles on to the stage, especially as the kids launch into the show's most popular musical numbers, from Food, Glorious Food to Oom Pah Pah and You've Got to Pick Pocket or Two. Running two hours and 30 miuutes with one intermission, the new shoW',like the original, is packed with good, oldfashioned life lessons with underlying moral significance. "I definitely think it's a production that a family shonld go to;' said Danner. "If we're reaching our children lessons, what better way than the art of the stage?"



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Index • On stage •••••••••••••••••••• EZ The touring musical produclion of 'Oliver!' headed to Detroi!, has some darkness, but it's still a great family show. • Big screen E4 'Coach Carter: starring Samuei L. Jackson, manages to transcend its predictable, bythe-numbers structure . • Cover story E8 Motown Winter Bias!, the Detroit Super Bowl XL Host Committee's free mega kickoff festival, might blow your mind enough that you'll forget all about the chilly temps . • Table hopping El0 Bravo! Italian Cucina is a chain restaurant with local flavor. • Drinkology EIZ Hennessy the first 'eXtra Old' cognac and it's 'eXtraOrdinary: • Special event •••••••••••••••• E13 Do something 'Art-Rageous: Buy a ticket to a gala event featuring a strolling supper, silent auclion and fasNon show to benefit Fanclub Arts Foundation. • Music E14 A diverse group of local musicians will play at Memphis Smoke on Jan. 30 to raise money for the Detroit Music Awards. • Get out E16 No plans this weekend? Make some. Turn to Get Out for fun things to see and do.



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very year it seems the names get bigger at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival. This year the spiritual-folk-pnnkactivists fudigo Girls headlines the festival on Friday, Jan_ 28. Modem blues master Keb'Mo' closes the show on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Hill Anditorium in Ann Arbor. The festival is presented by The Ark as its largest annual fond-raiser. The Ark, in Ann Arbor, is a small venue run by volunteers. It's an establishment where people come to listen to music rather than mingle. Alcohol is sold only to its members . Festival organizers stcive each year to include undiscovered artists in the musical lineup, along with mnsicians at the peak of their careers. Also performing are gospel legends the Blind Boys of Alabama; The Glengarry Bhoys, who perform a blend of Celtic music sung in French and English; singer/songwriter Richard Shindell, who spent thne playing for money in Paris subways; local sonlfol singer/songwriter Whit Hill & The Postcards; and many others. Also featured is Grammy Award-winning artist Keb' Md, who writes blues with a modem edge. He was. raised in gang-infested Compton, Calif., and tomed to the acoustic blnes of the Mississippi Delta as a way to express his feelings of hope. His latest album, Peace ••. Back By Popular Demand, is positive and danceable. ''It started out as a collection of protest songs, but it evolved into an album abont peace and freedom," Mo' said. Peace is a collection of1960s and 1970s STORY BY LANA MINI


Ann Arbor Folk Festival seems to get hotter every year music, such as lVhat~ Happening, Brother by Marvin Gaye, Imagine by John Lennon, and For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield. The songs, Mo' said, are still relevant today. "We have way more reasons -w come together than we have to split apart and I think people the world over want pretty mnch the same things." For his remake {)fImagine, Mo' writes: "It's a song that's perfect in the expression of its ideas and feelings. "I didn't worry abont '01, man, I don't know if the world needs another version of this: I think the message is so profonnd, there shonld be more versions of it." Former opera singer tomed folk artist Susan Werner is hosting the festival. Opening is Michigan's fiddle whiz Jeremy Kittle, who has been performing Celtic music with an Appalachian twist since he was a child.

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You pretty much know what you're getting when you walk into a sports movie that bills itself as "an inspirational account ... inspired by a true story." And with Coach Carter, you pretty much get that. The story of Keu Carter, the basketba1l coach at Richmond High School in a tough section of the San Francisco Bay Area, features rousing, crowd-pl~asing moments and breathless buzzer-beating action. It's also full of the obligatory speeches about turning athletes into students and turning boys into meu. The difference here is that the person making those speeches is Samuel L Jackson. He's not threatening to strike down upon anyone with great vengeance and furious anger, as he did so famously in Pulp Fiction. He has dialed down his wrath, but despite his character's overly polite practice of calling everyone ma'am and sir, he's still a formidable presence. Jackson avoids melodrama - it just isn't part of his repertoire - and director Thomas Carter, who previously directed another MTV movie, Save the Last Dance, for the most part does the same, though he could have trimmed the film by about a half hour. The result, like the recent Friday Night Lights and Miracle, is a movie that manages to transcend its predictable, by-the-numbers structure, even though its tough-love themes iuevitably will remind you of Stand and Deliver and Dangerous Minds. As told by screenwriters Mark Schwahn (creator of the WB series One Tree Hill) and John Gatins (Summer Catch), the rigid Carter is hired to coach the dismal Richmond High basketball team, for which he was a star player in the early 1970s. These kids are failiug both on the court and in the classroom, and he immediately sets out to fix both problems. He works them harder thau they've ever worked before, with endless drills, sprints and push-ups, and he forces them to sign contracts requiring them to maintain at least a 2.3 grade point average .

Carter's innovative tactics include naming strategies after his ex.girlfriends and sisters. Everything seems to be going great in the fihn's first hour, which includes the de rigueur montage of practices and victories as the team cobbles together a surprise undefeated season. Carter's innovative tactics include naming strategies after his ex-girlfriends and sisters. He also kills his players with kindness and tricks them through reverse psychology, tactics familiar to his son, Damieu (Robert Ri'chard), a freshman who has pulled himself out of private school and enrolled at Richmond, just to play for his dad. Then Coach Carter becomes a totally different movie when Coach Carter realizes that several of his players haven't been upholdiug their end of the contract academically, with the complicity of their teachers and parents. He padlocks the gym, forces the entire team to meet at the library to study and cancels games, drawing the ire of parents and the community, who just want to see a winning team. If all this hadn't actually happened, it would sound too impossibly feel-good to be true. While Jackson plays a huge role in making the film believable, the casting is exceptional all the way down the line. Rob Brown, who made his acting debut starring with Sean Connery in Finding Forrester, is quietly confident as one of the team's stars. R&B singer Ashanti, who plays his preguant teenage girlfrieud, proves she ean act beyond the meager skills she has displayed in videos opposite Ja Rule. And Rick Gouzalez (who played Spanish in Old School) provides a palpable nervous energy as a student torn between the easy camaraderie he enjoys on the basketball team and the easy money he makes helping his cousin deal drugs on the streets. Take a guess which oue he chooses. Coach Carter. a Paramount Pictures release. runs 137 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four.




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'Racing Stripes' lags in heart BY CHRISTY LEMIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Dismissing Racing Stripes as a paltry retread of Babe would be mean, and it's hard to be mean to a movie that's so wellintentioned. The similarities are awfully hard to miss, though - as are the differences. Whereas the talking little piggy of Babe wanted to be a sheepherding dog a decade ago, the talking baby zebra of Racing Stripes wants to be a racehorse. Actually, he thinks he is a racehorse, and is devastated to learn otherwise when he grows up (and is voiced eagerly by Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz). Like Babe, Stripes the zebra lives on a farm, where he arrived after horse trainer Nolan Walsh (Bruce Greenwood) found the fonner circus animal abandoned on a country road and brought him hOllIe. And like Babe, Stripes is surrounded by a menagerie of computer-enhanced creatures who crack wise - only here their voices are provided by a much higher-profile assemblage of celebrity talent, a joke in itself in Belgian director Frederik Do Chau's movie. Whoopi Goldberg provides the voice of Franny the goat, who keeps all the other animals in line. Jeff Foxworthy voices Reggie the rooster (though he's essentially doing his yonmig1rt-be-a-redneek act, wearing feathers atop a barn). Snoop Dogg growls lazily a couple of times as a bloodhound named Lightuing. But the best of all is Dustin Hoffman, who sounds like he's having a ball goofing

around as a cranky Shetland pony (with a heart of gold, of coucse) named Tucker. This is the first and probably the last time you will see Hoffman and Snoop in the same movie together, but based on the critical praise Hoffman has received for his wacky work in Meet the Fotkers, anything seems possible. What Racing Stripes offers in star power, though, it lacks in heart. Babe, which never hit a false note, will make even grown-ups cry every time. This new film, meanwhile, is strangely distant, with its superficialj!latitudes about tolerance and daring to go after big dreams.

PLOT Stripes wants to race, and the farmer's daughter, Channing (Hayden Panettiere), wants to be a jockey, but her overly protective father won't allow it after her mother's death in a riding accident. Together they sneak their way into the prestigious Kentucky Open, where Stripes competes against the spoiled thoroughbred Trenton's Pride (voiced by Joshua Jackson from Dawson's Creek with appropriate frat-boy swagger). The enthusiastic young zebra gets help from a filly named Sandy (Mandy Moore), a New Jersey pelican named Goose (Joe Pantoliano, relegated to regurgitating every famous line from every mob movie, ever) and a couple offlies named Buzz (Steve Harvey) and Scuzz (David Spade), whose painfully repetitive routine cousists of singing songs like U Can't TfYUChThis, passing gas and wallowing in piles of poop. (The proliferation of scatological humor will crack the kiddies np, but prevent


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New on- the scene Upstart contemporary theater group presents 'True West' BV NICOLE STAFFORO



On any given weekend, Detroit's theater offerings probably exceed the nnmber of new movie releases in town. Bnt when it comes to contemporary drama, the choices often falloff to nothing. Enter Breathe Art Life Theatre Project. The relatively new upstart company, which splits its performarce time between Detroit and Windsor, has committed itself to producing solely contemporary plays. The group opens a production of True West, Sam Shepard's dark comedy about the rivalry between two estranged brothers, on Friday at Windsor's Capitol Theatre. The play continues Jan. 22.and Jan. 28-29. "We just didn't understand why contemporary theater wasn't being done in this area," said 31-year-old Valerie Bonasso, one of the company's four founding artistic partners. Bonasso resides inWindsor and minds

What Breathe Art Theatre Project presents Sam Shepard's dark comedy 'True West: When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 21-22and Jan. 26-29. Where: Capitol Theatre, 121University Ave. West, Windsor, Ontario. Tickets: $22 (Canadian) with a student rate of $16.50, available from the box office, call (519)253-7729 or visit

the bnsiness end of things. Demetri Vacratsis, 33, has dual citizenship in both countries and handles artistic matters. Courtney Burkett, 29, of Detroit, is a gradnate of Wayne State University's prestigions master's theater program. The

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fourth partner, 32-year-old David Conrt, is currently pursuing his master's in scenic design at the Detroit nniversity. The company's name, Breathe Art Life Project, expresses the founders' philosophy about the relationship between art and life, said Bonasso. "You can't live without. breath, and you can't breathe without art." Except for a few donations, funding has come ont of the partners' own pockets. So ont of necessity, the group is taking small steps in developing the organization. The company was founded just more than a year ago; but this year marks the first full season and availability of advance subscriptions. ''We're trying to keep it as minimalistic as possible. We're not getting paid. We're not looking to make money, bnt to provide a service to the commnnity and all the while do something we love to do." So far, attendance is rising. Breathe Art's next production, Two Rooms, Lee Blessing's play about an American taken hostage by Arab terrorists in Beirut, is set to run March 11-19 at 1515


Broadway in Detroit. "Ayilunger sensibility changes an outlook on a company;' said Bonasso. "We're just starting out and getting our feet wet. We've all bad a little bit of professional experience. Now we want to take that experience and creme something of our own."





Mark Lefebvre (standing) plays Lee and Demetri Vacratsis portrays Austin in Sam Shepard's 'True West: a dark comedy about two estranged brothers.









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Sports • Detroit Sports Bowl- am. to (} PJll. FROM PAGEE8 Saturday, inside Ford neld, WoodWardat Brush Street. teams from loeal.companies cOm' master snow and ice sculptors shape the cold pete in sports challenges officJated by tocal sports into crystalline beanty. celebrities and the winning-team gets Super Bowl XL Organizers dedicated tickets. three of seven areas making up the Blast to Art • , willtertiJ;lle activities. • Tour d' Art -11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Detroit's Family Wonderlaud, Cultural District, along Woodward Avenue near Wayne located at Campus Martius Park, is the hub, State University campus, free admission to participatand in addition to open ing cultural and educational" institutiOns, including skating, features demonthe Detroit Institute of Art, the Charles H.Wright strations by the Detroit Skating Club with a showcase Museum of African American H"lStoryand performance by two-time U.S. the Detroit Science center, plus National Bronze Medalist Rudy


Galindo at 6 p.m. Friday. The Winter Experience, just east of the park, is where the snow maze, slide and dogsleds can be found. Just farther east and running along Monroe Avenue is the Detroit Snow and Ice Spectacular's carving competition.

"Campus Martius could be called the centerpiece,

but each area stands alone in

providing great entertainment;' said Witz. To the west of the park on Michigan Avenue, enormous tents will provide visi-

tors not ouly with heat, but also food and live music. Thste of Detroit features 20

metro restaurants, including Andiamo's, Sweet Georgia Brown, Seldom Blues, Small Plates and the Hard Rock Cafe, plus music by more than 50 local bands. "Oh, heat, heat, you can get heat every 150 feet," exclaimed Witz. "So if you need a break, it's there." Courtesy of DTE Energy, heated "Comfort Zones" have been set

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Likewise, there are several indoor entertainment zones. To start, more than 10 of Detroit's cultural and educational insti-

tutions plan to grant free admission to visitors, with some offermg special programming, during the Blast. The zone, located in the city's cultural district, has been duhbed Tour d~ Inside Ford Field is the Detroit Sports Bowl where local corporate teams take on sports challenges in hopes of winning Super Bowl"tickets. There's also a city club crawl.

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Testem Livoniais surely taking its place in the metro Detroit area as a destination for folks on the lookout for dining options, and Bravo! Italian among the latest for eager Epicureans. Althongh Bravo is essentially a chain restaurant that now boasts 42 locations and got its start in Columbus, Ohio, the moderately priced Italian eatery has managed to maintain a particularly local and unique flavor by hiring Schoolcraft College grad Jeff Condit as the restaurant's head chef. Still in its infancy, Bravo has already lured in a steady stream of regular customers who swear by the restaurant's dedication to good service, good food and drink in a 200-seat room divided by smoked glass. The room is decorated with faux Roman ruins and Italian-flavored wall hangings and also contains a full bar and other amenities designed to give customers a complete Italian dining experience. "We will be back," customer Hdward Moore Qf Dearborn said. "The service here reminds us of the Emeril restaurant in Orlando ~ very attentive." Moore and his wife, Darlene, were Bravo first-timers who came to the restaurant based on a request from their granddaughter, Lauren Steward, a Plymouth resident

and Michigan State University student home for a holiday visit with her grandparents." "Her parents brought her here and she loved it," Darlene Moore said. "So she wanted to share it with US." Well-staffed and located on property formerly owned by Schoolcraft College fronting Haggerty near Six Mile Road, Bravo offers its patrons a taste ofItaly that may go down even easier when the bill is presented, according to Bravo manager Sal

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PIZZA In keeping with the current trend of offering specialty pizzas and freshly baked Italian flat breads, Bravo! Cucina Italiana is equipped with a wood-burning stove that not only serves its utilitarian purpose but offers guests an appealing and comforting hearth to gaze upon. "We also have an extensive wine list with a lot of Italian wines," Alluzo said. "We're able to keep them affordable by dealing them in our 42 stores." Although most of its restaurants are located in the Midwest, Bravo has successfully established itself in extremely competitive dining cities like New Orleans.


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Alluw, who has accumulated 22 years in the restaurant busiuess and most recently managed the Big Buck Brewery and Steakhouse, got a taste for the restaurant business at an early age.

"I grew up in a big Italian family, where kitchen and food were the center ,- of the house," AlIuzo said. "My mom's still the best cook. Things have kind of com" full circle for me. It's just fun to be working around lasagnas and spaghettis."

Head chef Condit, who works with a menu designed by corporate chef Phil

Yondolini, has in the past put in many hours as chef at his own restaurant in Colorado as well as at the Rattlesnake Club and the Whitney in Detroit. "If you walk in here and see the white tablecloths and the decor, you expect to pay a lot more;' Condit said. "We always have 10 or 11pastas and the service of at least a three-star restaurant. [The competition] can't beat us with the food. To me, that's a triple thfeat:'

MORE MENU ITEMS Specialties at Bravo, apart from pizza and pasta, include a Parmesan-crusted

fish selection at $18.95 that changes accordiug to the day's fresh catch aud is complemeuted with crispy potato and

spinach in butter sauce side dishes.

The restaurant also prides itself ou its dessert menu, which is crowned by the Bravo! Trio, a three-tiered gastronomical extravaganza composed of tiramisu,

creme brulee and Bravo's own specialty cheesecake that at $12.50 serves four or more. Pizzas, which are built on top of tra-

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ditional dough and carb-conscious Italian flatbreads, are delivered piping hot to the table at under $10 apiece. Pasta Bravo, the restaurant's signa-

ture pasta dish that is tossed with wood-grilled chicken, mushrooms and red-pepper sauce, is priced at approxi-

mately $12. Steaks, chops and seafood dishes are also available with the most expensive menu items costing about $20.

Bravo also has a family-style catering menu for those who want to bring the taste of Bravo to the home or office, and

pasta and specialty dishes designed to feed a dozen people can be obtained for about $100. Condit, who graduated from Schoolcraft's culinary arts school in

1990 and has cooked for clientele in Michigan, Colorado and even for a short spell in Bermuda, is only glad to

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Here's what you get for $100<1t the swanky Art-Rageous eveut ou Saturday, Jau.29: Enter the American Center Building , in Southfield and immediately see works from about 20 artists. An open cocktail bar will be nearby. Meander a little deeper and 20 restaurants will serve a strolling dinner. Circulate more and see art available for auction and sale, including handbags, photographs and jewelry. On the balcony, Papa Joe's Gourmet will host a wine and cheese tasting. The main event is a fashion show by Dolce Moda and students of Wayne State University's Fashion Design and Merchandising Department and the International Academy of Design and Technology. During the fashion show, salsa masters Grup Alegre will perform. They'll also play during after-dinner libations, where gnests will be encouraged to salsa. The event, presented by Swingtime, benefits the Fanclub Arts Foundation, a

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nonprofit group that works to put arts education within the reach of anyone who aspires to create art. John Bloom, executive director of

Art-Rageousis a charity event to raise moneyto help educate artists. Wearableart, such as tllese pieces created by designer CarolZiecikof BloomfieldHills,willbe offered at an auction. Fanclub, said the goal of the event is, of course, to raise money but also to offer a vibrant, cultural evening. "We just want you to come in and enjoy it all and help us help artists," Bloom said. "Beyond that $100 ticket, you don't have to spend a dime unless you want to purchase something from the auction. "The entertainment is all included. The wine tastings, dinner, desserts, music, fashion show, art viewing, it's all included. The price is about $50 lower than the average eveut ofthis kiud." Urban percussionist Jared Sykes, the band Innerphonic and dancers from Snzette's Masters of Dance will also perform. The lavish and outrageous event features art from local artists and Fanclub

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and hip-hop. Natives of the New Dawn have been together for about a year and haven't yet attended the Detroit Music Awards. Still, guitarist Joe Fikany said the band realizes the importance of supporting fellow musicians. Doing so is keeping in tune with the band's musical style - to stay upbeat. "The music is really happy, we keep depression out of our music and want people to be happy hearing it." Fikany said. "Our shows are extremely high-energy, catchy with lots of crowd participation. It's really somethiug to look into the audience and see all smiles:' Natives ofthe New Dawn made a big PLEASE SEE BENEFIT, E15

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Your Guide to Entertainment Send fax or e-mail items for consideration in Get Out! At least two weeks in advance, to Keely Schramm, assistant 'managing editor for features, Observer & Eccentric Newspapers, 805 E. Maple, Birmingham, MI 48009, fax (24B) 644-1314 " or e-mail [email protected]

PROFESSIONAL THEATER Jewish Ensembte Theatre Door to Door by James Sherman through Feb.13,6600 W.Maple, West Bloomfield, (248) 788-2900, Meadow Brook Theatre Driving Miss Daisy through Jan 30 at the theater on the campus of Oakland University In Rochester Hills. Show times and ticket prices vary, visit, or call (248) 377-3300. The Fisher Theatre The King and /through Jan. 30, show times vary, tickets $30-$68, (248) 6456666, (313)872-1000 or

Heartlande Theatre Company New reading series ,t Meadow Brook Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, Radio Balf by lauren Kettler. Suggested dona. tion $5. \rlbute to uta Hagen (1919-2004) 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at The Roeper School on two blocks north of Maple on Adams Road in Birmingham, no charge, visit for details. Masonic Temple Theatre In keeping with the spirit at Rent seats . in the tront two rows of the orchestra will be made available for $20 for every performance of Rent, Jan. 21- 26. The $20 tickets go on sale at the Masonic Temple Theatre box office, 500 Temple Ave. Detroil. on the day of performance only, two hours prior to the show and are available to anyone, cash only, with a limit 01two tickets per person. Performances 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday. No performances Monday or Thursday, $56 - $25. Special ticket prices of $40 and $25 are available for a noon Wednesday, Jan. 26

show, along with a group rate 02 or more). Purchase tickets oniine at,, or at The Masonic Temple Theatre 80x Ollice on show days. To charge tickets by phone, call (248) 645, 6666. For group sales 02 or more) call (313)871-1132.for information call (313) 872-1000 or viSit Detroit Repertory Theatre Intimate Apparel by lynn Nottage, 8:30 p.m. Thursday.Fnday, 3 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 ~.m. & 7:30 p.m. Sunday through March 20, 13103Woodrow Wilson, Detroil. $17,(313)868-1347,

YOUTH THEATER PuppetArt Firebird,2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29, 25 E. Grand River, Detroil. $5 children, $7 adults, (313)961-7777. Marquis Theatre RumpelstHtskin, 2:30 p.m. SaturdaySunday, Jan. 22-23, 135 E. Main Sl., Northville, $7.50, (248) 349-8110.



Marlon Smilh-Jones (as leading Ptayer) rehearses a dance number wilh lhe cast of Slagecraflers' Main Slage musical production 'Pippin: running Jan. 2110 Feb. 13, at the Baldwin Thealre, 415 S. Lafayette in downlown in Royal Oak. Tickets $16 and $18, call (248) 541-6430. ~6 (**) ~o~

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Avon Players • A New Brain, musical based on the life of composer William Finn, with book co. authored by James lapine, Jan. 21-23 and Jan. 27-29.Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees 2 p.m. at TI85. Washington Road, one mile east of the intersection of Tienken and Rochester Roads in Rochester Hills. $16;$14student/senior discount tickets for Sunday matinees, (248) 608.9077. Ridgedale Players Who'sAfraid of Virginia Woolf?,8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 205 W. long lake Road, Troy, $14,students/seniors (on Sunday), $13,(248) 988-7049. Players Guild of Dearborn Comedy Dear Ruth by Norman Krasna, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 21,22,Jan. 28. 29,2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 & 30, 21730 Madison, Dearborn. (313)56HKTS or St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild Neil Simon's Rumors, 8 p.m. FridaySaturday, Jan. 21-22,Thursday-Saturday,

The Actors' Company debuts 'Sleeping Beauty' at the Millennium Centre, 15600 J.L. Hudson Dr.. Southfield. Performances.ll a.m. and 2 p.m. Salurday, Jan. 22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. Tickets are $8 per person. Call (248) 557-PLAY (7529) for advance licket reservalions and more information, or visil Jan. 27.29 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, $15,students/seniors $13,400 lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, (248) 644-0527 or Village Players High Spirits, Noei Coward's classic comedy, Blithe Spirit, is set to a rollicking mUSical score, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 21-22,2B-29,and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 and 30, 34660 Woodward Ave., Birmingham, $15,(248) 644-2075 or Detroit Ensemble Theatre Men In Suit~ Two short, dark comedies about life in the most dysfunctional family of them all: the mafia, 8 p.m. FridaySaturday, Jan. 21,22,Jan. 28-29, $15, (888) 220-8471 or at the door, intersection of Ten Mile and Gratiot Avenue in Roseville. Show not recommended for younger audiences. It does contain some objectionable language. Bonstelle Theatre Metamorphoses, based on Ovid's ancient stones, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan_2122, Jan. 28,29, Sunday, Jan. 23 & Jan. 30, 3424 Woodward Ave., one block south of Mack Avenue. The box office at the Bonstelle Theatre is open only one hour prior to each performance, $12regular. $9 for students, senior citizens, (313) 577-2960.

DINNER THEAl£R starBrite Dinner Theater Presents Ripe Conditions by Claudia Allen, Friday-Saturday through Feb.19,at 14th Street Grille & Bar,350 14Mile in Madison Heights. The laugh-filled romp tells the story of a pair of bumbling brothers who compete for the affection of their attractive and newly widowed sister-in-law, while a tornado threatens to blow apart their plans. Cocktails and dinner are at 6:30 p.m., curtam 7:30 p.m. Three-course dinner and theater, including tax, cost $39.50 per person. Visit for information or call (248) 589-9900 for reservations.

Tony n' Tina's Wedding Extended run through Saturday, Feb.12. Performances Friday-Saturday, Freedom Hill's Ralph A.Liberato Hall at Freedom HIli County Park, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway (16Mile Road), east of Van Dyke (M-53) in Sterling Heights. Doors open 7 p.m. Evening includes a full, Italian style dinner by Andlamo's, champagne toast and piece of the wedding cake. live band proVides music for dancing. $60 in advance, (586) 268-7820, (248) 645-6666, www.freedomhlll.nel. or

Rogerland Productions Run for your Wile by Ray Cooney, 6:30 p.m. buffet dinner, show 8 p.m. FridaySaturday through Feb.25, $25 per person, show only $12per person, tax, tip, drinks and dessert not included, Clawson-Troy Elks,1451E. Big Beaver, west of John R.. Troy, (586) 776.9844.

AUDITIONS/OPPORTUHITIES Stagecrafters British farce Run for your Wife,by Ray Cooney,6:30 p.m. Monday,Jan. 24, Baldwin Theatre, 415S.lafayette Ave.. downtown Royal Oak. Visit www.stage' for details. Show dates are Aprill-17. Ridgedale Players Musical Revue!Be prepared to sing a

show tune and do some movemenl The cast will be comprised of approximately six men, six women and six chIldren (ages 8-18), 6:30 p.m. children, 7:30 p.m. adults, Monday. Jan. 24,at the playhouse 205 W. long lake Road in Troy, (24B) 988-7049.

COMEDY John Bressler comedy night At Costick Activities Center, 7:30 p.m.. Saturday, Jan. 22. $20 adults, $18seniors and students. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Costick Center, 28600 W.Eleven Mile Road, Farmington HiII~ Thursday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more informa-

tion or to charge tick~ts, call (248) 473-1857.A limited number of tickets may be available at the door. Paisano's Joey's Comedy Clqb Willie Tyler & Lester, 8:15p.m. & 10:45p.m. FridaySaturday, Jan. 21-22,$12;7 p,m. Sunday,$10;children's shows 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $10adult, $8 child, 5070 Schaefer, Dearborn, dinner packages available, (313)584-8885. Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase Dave Mordal, 8 p.m. today, 8 p.m. & 10:30p.m. FridaySaturday, Jan. 21-22,314E. Liberty, $16,(734) 9969080.

DANCE Maggie Allesee Studio Series Dance concert features new works from Wayne State University's departments of music, dance, communication and art and art history 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 3 p.m. Sunday,$12,students $6, Maggie Allesee Studio Theatre, third floor, Old Main BUilding, 4841CassAve., Detroit, (313)5n-4273. Moon-Dusters 8allroom dancing to a live band 8:30-11:30p.m. _ every Saturday, Livonia Civic Center,15218 Farmington Road,Livonia, $6 guest, $5.50 associates, $5 members, (248) 968-5197.

CLASSICAL Livonia Symphony Orchestra An Evening with the Classics, works by Mendelsson, Beethoven and Berlios, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22,' James P.Carli Auditorium, Churchill High School, Newburgh Road,north of Joy Road,Livonia. Preconcert discussion 7 p.m" $17adults, students/seniors $8 at the door and Ticketmaster outlets. Two-For-One Jomt concert, farmington Community Band, Birmingham Concert Band,3 p.m. Sunday,Jan. 23, Harrison High School, 29995 W.12Mile Road, (between Middlebelt & Orchard Lake Roads).No charge, donations accepted Tuesday Musicale of Detroit Concert 10:30a.m. Tuesday,Jan. 25, Westminster Presbyterian Church,17567Hubbell, Detroit, (313) 341-2697.Features Sylvia Starkman (oboe), Linda Borushko (clarinet), Carl Karoub (horn), Patricia Snyder (bassoon)~nd pianist Hiroko Ohtanl. A $5.00 donation is suggested, (248) 848-9930 or (586) 5040458.

FOLK Trinity House Theatre Millish with Tone and Niche, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21. $10;Linford Detweiler with Jason Dennie, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22; 38840 Six Mile Road,Livonia, (734) 464-6302, David Nefesh Band Coffee 8eanery, 28557 Woodward Ave" 8erkley, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, no c.over;electric and acoustic explorations by this folk-rock singer-songwriter and hiS band., (248) 336-9930. The Ark The Old Time Tidal Wavewith Undle Earl & the Mammals, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21;Yiddishe Cup,8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22,iric Bibb, 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24,316 S. Main SI., Ann Arbor, $15,(734) 763-TKTS or Mamma's Coffeehouse Steppin' In It, 7:15p.m. open mic, concert 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, Birmingham Unitarian Church, .38651 N. Woodward, northwest corner Lone Pine Road,Bloomfield Hills, $12,seniors/students 16 and under $10,(248) 569-0965, (248) 626-4650.

Bluegrass IIlrd Tyme Out 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21,Oakland Community College, Orchard Ridge Campus,27055 Orchard Lake Road at 1-696,Farmington Hills, $20, (248) 522-3420 or (248) 522-3666.

star struck (Jan. 20-Jan. 23)

By Dennis Fairchild

JAZZ Kimmie Horne Has released her recently recorded CDHigh Standards and will be performing at Motor City Casino on the Overdrive stage 5:30-8:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21,and Saturday, Jan. 29. Hot Club of Detroit At Shield's Pizza, 25101Telegraph, Southfield, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, (248) 476-2674,hltp:/ Bugs Beddow Band At The Blue Martini, 201 Hamilton Row, north of Maple and Woodward, Birmingham, 8-11:30p.m. today; 9 p.m. to 1a.m. Friday-Saturday, Edison's, 220 E. Merrill SI.. Birmingham, (248) 645-2150,

arch 21-April 20) at you want and what other people think you should have are two entirely different things, nd it seems that in the days following Inauguration Day you have to decide whether to listen to yourself or to others. A compromise may be the simplest solution - but is it the right one, Ram?

pril 21-May 21) ily members who have been behaving awkwardly (I'm being polite) will now begin to see reason, you can turn your thoughts to malters of deeper significance. There is no point in falling out with someone whose motives are far kinder than they seem, Bui!.

May 22-June 21) lIeagues and loved ones will be more helpful and supportive now that the Sun is in your eleenl. So rather than dwell on the events of the recent past, concentrate on planning for the future. The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook, Twin!

SPECIAL mRTS sesame Street Live Premiere benefit to support Detroit Public TeleVISion7 p.m. Wednesday,Feb.2 at the Fox Theat" In Detroil. Tickets and other goodies will be available in packages of four, at the $200, $120,$100 and $50 support levels, and may be purchased with major credit card by calling (313)876-8100 or visit109 More information about the special event may be obtained by calling (313)876-8195. • Snow Ball Black-tie dinner, with live auction of fantasy packages, and music by the Johnny Trudell Orchestra, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb.5, Townsend Hotel Baliroom, Birmingham. Joel Grey, will present a lively show for an intimate audience. Benefits Variety - The Children's Charity, tickets $300 friend, $400 patron and $500 benefactor, (248) 258-5511. Camp & activities fair The 16th annual Super Summer for Kids: A Camp & Activities Fair offering one-stop shoPpin9 for interesting and stimulating camps IS set for Sunday, Feb. 27 in the Birmingham Public'

une 22-July 23) t is past, Moon Kid ... let it be. No malter how depressed you feel, you will be on top of the Id again this weekend with the Moon in your sign. You are far belter placed than you seem to reciate, so accentuate the positive and the negative will seem less significanl.

Iy 24-Aug. 23) you long for new scenery or circumstances, the opportunity is ripe. There should certainly be no shortage of inspiration on the path to fulfillmenl. The less worldly your motives this weekend, the greater your possibility of victory. Start celebrating now, Lion!

Aug. 24-Sept, 23) It is sometimes necessary to take deliberate steps to demonstrate your worth in order to improve your pro!essional status. With Venus and Mercury positively linked in your element, this is the moment to approach those you need to impress, Virgo. Have faith, kiddo!


(Sept. 24-0ct. 23)

..;. Your desire to do the fight thing can be blighted by your knack for saying the wrong thing, and :~ you must now tread a diplomatic (Balancer's keyword) path when dealing with friends, neigh'-'. ~ors and associates. It is when you are at a loss for words that you tend to say too much. ~.!i.



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Cenier, 31301Evergreen, Beverly Hills (behind Groves High School). More than 70 U.S.and Canadian Camps, both day and overnight, will be showcased at the event from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Many new camps will attend this year, according to Elaine Sturnam, camp fair organizer. in addition, new programs for older Children that include overnight travel programs, computer camps, sports camps, and programs that have a community service component will be represented. Admission is free. In addition, high school and college students interested in summer employment will also have the opportunity to obtain ,"formation. The camp fair is presented by Elaine S. Events and co-sponsored by The Observer & Eccentric Newspapers and Metro Parent Magazine. Suzanne Hllberry Gallery Alex Katz, Jan. 21 to March 5, opening reception 6.8 p.m. friday, 700 Livernois, Ferndale, (248) 541-4700. Cass Cafe Detroit 360 by Lowell Boileau, multimedia exhib' it, Jan. 22 to March 12, opening 7-10 p.m. Saturday, 4620 Cass at forest, Oetroit, (313) 8311400.

(OCt. 24-Nov. 22)

A peculiar planetary set-up tends to make you doubt others people's intentions now. erefore, when dealing with both intensely personal and professional issues, try to remember t fear is only an illusion" something that gives a false sense of isolation and exists only in imagination.


TARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. , ~


Every person and every situation you encounter can add a new dimension and color to your tife. For quite some time now you appear to have been trapped in a time warp and restricted or constrained by financial difficulties. But one final confrontation next week will help set au free.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 21)

There is always a certain amount of turmoil - and it would seem that many of life's lessons are learned through trial and error. However, this is one weekend when no one and nothing can prevent you from charting your own course and choosing your very own traveling companion.

S (Jan.

22-Feb. 19)

Somewhere along the line you appear to have made an error in judgment or been too optimistic about a financial arrangemenl. Therefore, your main priority over the coming days must be to get .. -" down to brass tacks and salvage what you can. One particular deal looks to be more trouble than it's ,worth, Water Bearer.

~l (Feb. 20-March 20) All the Piscean values of honesty and compassion were highlighted by recent astro-aspects. Therefore, it's time to let bygones be bygones and throw open the doors to those who are still standing outside in the cold and start the new year with a clean slat.. Y'know? nennis Fairchild is a Birmingham-based astrologer and author of several books on divination. For informalion about personal consultations, phone (248) 646-3555 or e-mail [email protected]!.com. Observer & Eccentnc I Thursday, January 20, 2005-



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I'm a little late on this one, but I think it was just released In paperback, so that counts in my world_ That being said, Little Children by Tom Perrotta (Election, Joe College) kicked my booty - in a good way, III could rewind time I'd Include it on my best books of 2004 list It tells the fictional tale of a group of parental thirtysomethings and their suburban angst A convicted child molester moves Into town, spinning everyone's lives end on end and mlCroscoping existing preju' dices, Perrotta is compassionate to the characters, letting them speak for themselves, Even the controlling playground mother and, in some sense, the child molester become understandable under his sympathetic pen as in the old adage there is good in everyone, The book is available like everywhere_

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I have thiS friend James, Ever Since I met him a lew years ago he has been working on this documentary, Yes,it's a documentary on the Detroit Garage Rock scene, why do you ask? It's also, friend bias aside, the best trailer for this type 01 ollattempted IiIm I've seen, Aller really pushing the last few months to Ilnish It Came From Detroit, they are making one final attempt to finish it and are throwing a benefit show Saturday at the Magic StICk in Detroit All proceeds lrom the show will go toward finishing the 111m,The Gore Gore Girls, Fortune and Maltese, Cyril Lords and The DetrOit City Council will all play, Cover 15 $10 and the show is 18 and up, Doors at 9 p,m, By the way, my Iriend's last name is Pet,x, You should remember it for future Cannes film festivals, Check out more about the film, including trailers, at www.itcamefromdetroitcom,

Get your Web browsers ready for next week's Installment of Pure Picks when I pick the best in entertainment blogs, If you don't know what a blog is, first of all let me point and laugh, and second, explain, A blog is short for Web log, an online diary space where anyone and their bratty neighbor can post uninformed opinions or sophomOriC emo poetry for all the world to read - or at least their friends and family_ However, some sites actually include smart, snarky writing and some 01those sites focus on entertainment - these are the ones I will pick, Hey, it's an easy column to pump out while my mind is in hibernation, Have a suggestion of a blog you fear we may overlook? Send your suggestions for the best entertainment blogs, local and otherwise, to [email protected],homecomm,net

Pure Picks is written by Stephanie Tardy,who has grown quite tired of your incessant begging and proclivity lor the inane. She was just trying to help you out, not do the wbole thing lor you. You can state your peace. piece, peas, gruff by e-mailing her at [email protected] mailing Pure Picks c/o Stephanie Tardy, 805 E. Maple, Birmingham, MI, 48009. As always, information regarding local entertaimnent events is also something you should really send to her.


Photograph exhibit helps Holocaust survivor heal BY LANA MINI STAFF WRITER

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She's so strong in spite of terrifying childhood memories. During the Holocanst, Miriam Brysk hid in a forest with her family after they escaped a Nazi-occupied Jewish ghetto in lida, Byelorussia, near Warsaw. In those woods, Brysk and about 500 other children and adults lived in fear, hunger and cold. Wheu the ghetto was liberated, Brysk was one of just 150 people who survived in the forest. More than 10,000 residents of that ghetto were killed. Th honor the victims, Brysk contributed her photographs to an exhibit, In a Confined Silence, on display at the Janice Charach Epstein Gallery, inside the Jewish Community Center through Thursday, Jan. 27. Henry Friedman, who also uses art to heal and tell haunting stories, is displaying sculptures. Brysk's photographs of Holocaust survivors and victims are digitally enhanced to clearly captore their face&. "My goal was to make them real ... bring them out as real people, not numbers;' Brysk said. "I want people to look into their eyes." When she finally settled in the U.S., Brysk, along with thousands of other survivors, struggled with fear, sadness and anger. But it did not stop her from becoming a successful scientist and artist. She could have tried, perhaps invain, to forget the faces of those who perished.

IN A CONfiNED SILENCE What: Mixed media Holocaust photographs by Miriam Brysk and metal sculptures by Henry Friedman that depict Holocaust themes. When: Through Thursday, Jan. 27 Where: Janice Charach Epstein Gallery, second level, at the Jewish Community Center's D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building, 660 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., MondayWednesday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday; 11a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Closed Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (248) 432-5448



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Miriam Brysk displays photographs of Holocaust victims and survivors, some members of her own family, in the exhibit. Remembering can be painful. But, remembering, she said, is the only way to keep their spirit alive. "I suffered depression for many years," she said. "I think many survivors do, but it's not often discussed. Anger and fear ... I dove into my work to try to forget. But the best thing we can do is live ... for those who did not survive. And while doing so, we must honor them and show their faces." One of the pieces is an image of Brysk's cousin, Sarah, as a child in the ghetto. Brysk overlaid six photos to create Ghetto Uprising, a photograph that depicts Nazis burning the ghetto. Sarah's image is in the foreground. Another, Hungry Children, shows two children begging. Others show children hiding. Friedman's work, on the other hand, isn't about the faces, it's about terrifying buildings. He created the miniature sculptures of buildings with metal and wood to capture Holocaust scenes. Friedman's sculptures sit on tables throughout the gallery, and Brysk's oversize photos are the backdrop. Patrons can also watch a video that details how Friedman created his art. [email protected] (248) 901-2572


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