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Soccer parents set goals for improvements BY TONY BRUSCATO

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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

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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

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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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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 www.sportlightplayers.net.

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Blues artist performs Native Detroiter Thornetta Davis will sing the blues at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill

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 www.c~ton-mi.org.

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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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],homecomm.net 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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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

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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.

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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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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! 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

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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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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

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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

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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: Jobs@buschs com Fax to. (734) 9'44-4327. For more mfo. or to apply online, ViSit us at www.buschs.com 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:scott@alm-cc.com 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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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.

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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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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 bpalobs@yahoo 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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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 Fence@ 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 FENCE@ DetrOIt area suburbs hlre@lfco.jgb 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

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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.

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everything fresh on the day that it's served."

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~ Ticket Centers including Marshall Field's.The Palace Locker Room Stores. The Palace Box Office or call (248) 645.6666 For Infol111.tion call (248) 377-0100 Groups call (248) 371-2055

TICKET PRICES: $15 - $20 - $25 Limited number of Reefside and VIP seats available. Call for details. (Service charges and handhng fees may apply. no service charge atAtena Box Office.)

Ice CCIrving Compefitlon and Hearts Aglow Dinner will be held on SoIuTday, January 29'h. Raffles to benefit the Ronald McDonald House 01Detroit. eatI313-745-5909 for tickets.

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VI8Wlng and photo opportunilles on Sunday, January 30th

For details call 248-391-5700 O~OB2BOO14

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