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Rights Act of 1965, which outlawed
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have even lived long enough to see
passage of the 19th Amendment,
securing a woman’s right to vote.
The U.S. has no shortage of history
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ŝƚ͛ůů ďĞ ƟŵĞ ƚŽ ǀŽƚĞ͘ ĂƌůLJ ǀŽƟŶŐ ŚĂƐ
already begun in many states. If you’re
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resolve to be at your polling place on
November 6.

to take the voice of the people to
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ƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂů ĚĞďĂƚĞ͕ ZW ǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌƐ
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President Obama and Governor
Romney to give voters straight talk
about how they plan to strengthen
Medicare and Social Security for the
future.

ĂŶĚ ĚĞďĂƚĞ ǁĂƚĐŚ ƉĂƌƟĞƐ͘ tĞ͛ƌĞ ĂůƐŽ
sponsoring more than 40 congressional
and gubernatorial debates. 

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Since 1958, AARP has lived by the
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they need to make informed decisions
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at the polls. Go to earnedasay.org 
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to read AARP’s Voters’ Guides and
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learn where the candidates stand on
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the seniors of today and tomorrow.
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making decisions about the future of showing the opinions of over two sŽƚĞƌ ƌĞŐŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶ ĚĞĂĚůŝŶĞƐ ĂƌĞ
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ŽƵƚŽĨƚŚĞŝƌĐŽŶǀĞƌƐĂƟŽŶ͘
up your right to vote.
lawmakers.
dŚƌŽƵŐŚ ͞zŽƵ͛ǀĞ ĂƌŶĞĚ Ă ^ĂLJ͟ ǁĞ͛ƌĞ
making your voices heard. Nearly four tĞ͛ƌĞ ůŽŽŬŝŶŐ ƚŽ ŚĞĂƌ ŵŽƌĞ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ At 50+, we’ve experienced a lot. On
ŵŝůůŝŽŶ ƉĞŽƉůĞ ŚĂǀĞ ƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƚĞĚ ŝŶ Ă ĞůĞĐƚŽƌĂƚĞďĞƚǁĞĞŶŶŽǁĂŶĚ ůĞĐƟŽŶ November 6, make sure you exercise
͞zŽƵ͛ǀĞĂƌŶĞĚĂ^ĂLJ͟ĐŽŶǀĞƌƐĂƟŽŶ͘ƚ ĂLJ͕ ĂƐ ZW ƐƉŽŶƐŽƌƐ ƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂů your right to vote.
events across the country, people have ĂŶĚ ǀŝĐĞ ƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂů ĚĞďĂƚĞ ĨĞƐƟǀĂůƐ
been expressing how they value Social
Security and Medicare, and the kinds
of changes that make sense to them.
Do you work for a company?
They’ve also heard about proposals
Belong to an organization or association?
being discussed for both programs and
ƚŚĞƉƌŽƐĂŶĚĐŽŶƐŽĨĞĂĐŚƉƌŽƉŽƐĂůʹ
all presented by independent experts
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outlining their opinions.

In 2008, among 28 million eligible
African American voters, 65 percent
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community you see the work of ĐĂƉŝƚĂů͘͟
ŽƵƌ ŽŶŐƌĞƐƐǁŽŵĂŶ͕͟ ƐĂŝĚ ŽƵŶĐŝů

DĂLJŽƌZĞĂĐƚƐƚŽEzWŽƐƚƌƟĐůĞ 
ůĂŝŵŝŶŐŝƟĞƐŽŶĚŐĞŽĨĂŶŬƌƵƉƚĐLJ 
ŝĐŬĞƌ ǁƌŝƚĞƐ ͞ƐĞǀĞƌĂů ŽĨ EĞǁ zŽƌŬ͛Ɛ
ďŝŐŐĞƐƚ ĐŝƟĞƐ͕͟ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ZŽĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ͕
ĂƌĞ ĐůŽƐĞ ƚŽ ďĂŶŬƌƵƉƚĐLJ ĂŶĚ ͞ůŽŽŬŝŶŐ
ĨŽƌ Ă ďĂŝůŽƵƚ ĨƌŽŵ 'Žǀ͘ ƵŽŵŽ͛Ɛ
ĂĚŵŝŶŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶ͘͟

ƚŚĂƚĂƌĞƐŽŽŶƚŽĂƉƉĞĂƌŝŶĐŝƟĞƐĂĐƌŽƐƐ
the state are too large to be bridged
ĨƌŽŵ ǁŝƚŚŝŶ ƚŚŽƐĞ ĐŝƟĞƐ͘ dŽ ƐƵŐŐĞƐƚ
otherwise only postpones the hard
ǁŽƌŬŽĨƌĞƐŽůǀŝŶŐƚŚĞƉƌŽďůĞŵ͘͟

program spaces.

At the Freddie Thomas site, a variety
ŽĨ ĂƚŚůĞƟĐ͕ ĂƌƚƐ ĂŶĚ ƐŽĐŝĂů ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐ
ĨŽƌ LJŽƵƚŚ ĂŐĞƐ ϭϰͲϭϴ͕ ǁŝůů ƚĂŬĞ ƉůĂĐĞ
from 6 to 9 p.m., Mon. through Fri.
&Žƌ ŵŽƌĞ ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ͕ ĐĂůů ƚŚĞ ŝƚLJ͛Ɛ 
ƵƌĞĂƵŽĨZĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂƚϰϮϴͲϲϳϱϱ͘

ƚŚŝŶŐƐ ŶĞĞĚ ƚŽ ďĞ ƌĞͲƐƚĂƚĞĚ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ
ƉƵďůŝĐ ƌĞĐŽƌĚ͘ KŶĞ͕ ƚŚĞ ĐŝƟĞƐ ŽĨ EĞǁ
zŽƌŬĂƌĞŶŽƚƐĞĞŬŝŶŐŚĂŶĚŽƵƚƐ͘tĞĂƌĞ
ƚƌLJŝŶŐ ƚŽ ĂĚĚƌĞƐƐ Ă ƐĞƌŝŽƵƐ ĮŶĂŶĐŝĂů
ƉƌŽďůĞŵ ƚŚĂƚ ĂīĞĐƚƐ ŵĂŶLJ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ
ĐŝƟnjĞŶƐŽĨEĞǁzŽƌŬǁŚŽůŝǀĞĂŶĚǁŽƌŬ 
ŝƟŶŐ ƌƵŶĂǁĂLJ ůĂďŽƌ ĐŽƐƚƐ͕ ƉĞŶƐŝŽŶ͕ The mayors released a statement ŝŶŽƵƌĐŝƟĞƐ͘dǁŽ͕ǁĞŚĂǀĞƌĞƉĞĂƚĞĚůLJ
ĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶĂŶĚĂĚŝŵŝŶŝƐŚŝŶŐƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJ dƵĞƐĚĂLJƐĂLJŝŶŐ͗͞tĞƌĞĂĚǁŝƚŚĐŽŶĐĞƌŶ and with great pain cut services and
ƚĂdžďĂƐĞ͕EzWŽƐƚĐŽůƵŵŶŝƐƚ&ƌĞĚƌŝĐh͘ the statements in today’s press. Three employees. Three, the budget gaps
Rochester Mayor Tom Richards along
with the mayors of Syracuse and
zŽŶŬĞƌƐĂƌĞƌĞĂĐƟŶŐƚŽĂŶĂƌƟĐůĞŝŶƚŚĞ
EzWŽƐƚƉƌĞĚŝĐƟŶŐďĂŶŬƌƵƉƚĐLJĨŽƌƚŚĞ
ƚŚƌĞĞEzĐŝƟĞƐ͘

'ĂŶƩĞŶƚĞƌ
WƌŽŐƌĂŵƐ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ĂǀŝĚ &͘ 'ĂŶƩ 
ŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ ĞŶƚĞƌ͕ ϳϬϬ EŽƌƚŚ ^ƚ͕͘
ŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶƌĞůŽĐĂƚĞĚĞīĞĐƟǀĞdƵĞƐĚĂLJ͕
KĐƚ͘ϵ͕ƚŽĂůůŽǁĨŽƌƌĞŶŽǀĂƟŽŶƐĂƚƚŚĞ
ƐŝƚĞ͘dŚĞΨϮ͘ϴŵŝůůŝŽŶƉƌŽũĞĐƚǁŝůůĂĚĚĂ
ĮƚŶĞƐƐĐĞŶƚĞƌ͕ŵƵƐŝĐƌŽŽŵ͕ƐƚĂƚĞŽĨƚŚĞ
art kitchen and completely renovated

ƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƚĞŝŶƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐŽīĞƌĞĚĂƚƚǁŽ
ŶĞĂƌďLJ ƐŝƚĞƐ͕ ƚŚĞ DĂƌŬĞƚǀŝĞǁ >ŽĚŐĞ͕
dŚĞ ƉƌŽũĞĐƚ ŝƐ ƐĐŚĞĚƵůĞĚ ƚŽ ďĞ 136 First St., and the Dr. Freddie
ĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞĚ ŝŶ DĂLJ ϮϬϭϯ͕ ũƵƐƚ ŝŶ ƟŵĞ dŚŽŵĂƐ >ĞĂƌŶŝŶŐ ĞŶƚĞƌ͕ ϲϮϱ ^ĐŝŽ ^ƚ͘
dŚĞDĂƌŬĞƚǀŝĞǁƐŝƚĞǁŝůůŽīĞƌĂǀĂƌŝĞƚLJ
for the busy summer season.
ŽĨƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐĨŽƌLJŽƵƚŚĂŐĞƐϲͲϭϯĨƌŽŵ 
ƵƌŝŶŐ ĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶ͕ ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ ĐĂŶ ϮƵŶƟůϲ͗ϯϬƉ͘ŵ͕͘DŽŶ͘ƚŽ&ƌŝ͘

Z^ŵŽŶŐŝƐƚƌŝĐƚƐƚŽZĞĐĞŝǀĞ>ĞĂĚĞƌīĞĐƟǀĞŶĞƐƐ'ƌĂŶƚ 
LJ^ƚĂīZĞƉŽƌƚĞƌ
dŚĞ ZŽĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ ŝƚLJ ^ĐŚŽŽů ŝƐƚƌŝĐƚ ŝƐ
among a list of school districts set to
ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞ Ă ŐƌĂŶƚ ĂŝŵĞĚ Ăƚ ĂĐƋƵŝƌŝŶŐ͕
ƚƌĂŝŶŝŶŐ ĂŶĚ ƌĞƚĂŝŶŝŶŐ ĞīĞĐƟǀĞ
teachers and administrators.
The grant is being issued as part of New
zŽƌŬ^ƚĂƚĞ͛Ɛ^ƚƌĞŶŐƚŚĞŶŝŶŐdĞĂĐŚĞƌĂŶĚ
>ĞĂĚĞƌ īĞĐƟǀĞŶĞƐƐ ;^d>Ϳ ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ
ĂŶĚŝƐďĞŝŶŐĂǁĂƌĚĞĚƚŽϭϳEz^ƐĐŚŽŽů
districts and charter schools.
Names of the grant recipients were
ĂŶŶŽƵŶĐĞĚ &ƌŝĚĂLJ ďLJ ^ƚĂƚĞ ĚƵĐĂƟŽŶ 
ŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶĞƌ:ŽŚŶ͘<ŝŶŐ͘

Public school districts and public
charter schools with at least 25
ƉĞƌĐĞŶƚŽĨƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐǁŚŽĂƌĞĨƌŽŵůŽǁͲ
income families were eligible for the
^d> ŐƌĂŶƚƐ͘ 'ƌĂŶƚ ĂƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶƐ ǁĞƌĞ
coordinated between school districts
and local principal and teacher unions. 
LJ:ĂŶƵĂƌLJϭϳ͕ ϮϬϭϯ͕Ăůů ŐƌĂŶƚͲĞůŝŐŝďůĞ
applicants must have an approved 
WWZ ƉůĂŶ ĂƐ ƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚ ďLJ ĚƵĐĂƟŽŶ
>Ăǁ ͍ϯϬϭϮͲĐ ƚŽ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞ ĨƵŶĚŝŶŐ͘ dŚĞ
^ƚĂƚĞ ĚƵĐĂƟŽŶ ĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ ;^Ϳ
ĂŶƟĐŝƉĂƚĞƐĂǁĂƌĚŝŶŐΨϱϴ͕ϲϭϮ͕ϮϳϱŽǀĞƌ
the next two years to support public
school districts and charter schools
ƚŽ ƐƚƌĞŶŐƚŚĞŶ ƚŚĞ ĞīĞĐƟǀĞŶĞƐƐ ŽĨ
teachers and leaders.

͞ZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚ ƐŚŽǁƐ ƚŚĞ ďĞƐƚ ǁĂLJ ĨŽƌ
schools to help students succeed is
ƚŽ ŚĂǀĞ ĂŶ ĞīĞĐƟǀĞ ƚĞĂĐŚĞƌ ŝŶ ĞǀĞƌLJ
ĐůĂƐƐƌŽŽŵĂŶĚĂŶĞīĞĐƟǀĞƉƌŝŶĐŝƉĂůŝŶ
ĞǀĞƌLJ ƐĐŚŽŽů ďƵŝůĚŝŶŐ͕͟ ŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶĞƌ
<ŝŶŐ ƐĂŝĚ͘ ͞Ƶƚ Ăůů ƚŽŽ ŽŌĞŶ͕ ŽƵƌ
highest need students miss out on
great teachers and school leaders.
^d> ŐƌĂŶƚƐ ǁŝůů ŚĞůƉ ƐĐŚŽŽů ĚŝƐƚƌŝĐƚƐ
recruit, develop, support, and retain
ĞīĞĐƟǀĞƚĞĂĐŚĞƌƐĂŶĚůĞĂĚĞƌƐĂƚĞǀĞƌLJ
level.
͞KƵƌŐŽĂůŝƐƚŽƉƌĞƉĂƌĞĞǀĞƌLJƐƚƵĚĞŶƚ
to graduate college and career ready.
These grants are the product of
ĐŽůůĂďŽƌĂƟǀĞ ĞīŽƌƚƐ ďĞƚǁĞĞŶ ƐĐŚŽŽů that goal. It’s all about helping our
districts and local unions that share ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐƐƵĐĐĞĞĚ͘͟

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LOCAL

WƌŽƉŽƐĂůĂůůƐĨŽƌ^ƚĞƉƐƚŽ 
ĚĚƌĞƐƐ/ŶĨĂŶƚDŽƌƚĂůŝƚLJZĂƚĞŝŶDŽŶƌŽĞŽƵŶƚLJ
>ĞŐŝƐůĂƚŽƌ
^ƚĞƉŚĂŶŝĞ 
ůĚĞƌƐůĞLJ
;Ͳ/ƌŽŶĚĞƋƵŽŝƚͿ͕ ǁŝƚŚ ƐƵƉƉŽƌƚ ĨƌŽŵ 
ĞŵŽĐƌĂƚƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ DŽŶƌŽĞ ŽƵŶƚLJ
>ĞŐŝƐůĂƚƵƌĞ ůĂƐƚ ǁĞĞŬ ƵŶǀĞŝůĞĚ Ă
proposal that seeks to begin addressing
some of the issues surrounding the
high rate of infant mortality in the
county.

other community resources available
to young mothers.

͞Ɛ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ ůĞĂĚĞƌƐ͕ ǁĞ ŚĂǀĞ Ă
ŵŽƌĂů ŽďůŝŐĂƟŽŶ ƚŽ ĞŶƐƵƌĞ ƚŚĞ ƐĂĨĞƚLJ
ĂŶĚ ǁĞůůͲďĞŝŶŐ ŽĨ ŽƵƌ ĨƌŝĞŶĚƐ ĂŶĚ
ŶĞŝŐŚďŽƌƐ͕͟ ůĚĞƌƐůĞLJ ƐĂŝĚ͘ ͞EŽǁŚĞƌĞ
is this more apparent than when we
discuss the tragedy of infant mortality.
dŚĞ ƉƌŽƉŽƐĞĚ ůĞŐŝƐůĂƟŽŶ ǁŽƵůĚ ůĞĂƌůLJ͕ ŵŽƌĞ ŶĞĞĚƐ ƚŽ ďĞ ĚŽŶĞ ƚŽ
ĂƵƚŚŽƌŝnjĞ ƚŚĞ ŽƵŶƚLJ džĞĐƵƟǀĞ ƚŽ address the infant mortality rate in
begin discussions with community ƚŚŝƐ ĐŽƵŶƚLJͲĞƐƉĞĐŝĂůůLJ ŝŶ ƉĂƌƚƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ
partners to create public service ŝƚLJ͘/ĂŵƉƌŽƵĚƚŽŽīĞƌƚŚŝƐƉƌŽƉŽƐĂů
announcements to raise awareness ĂƐ ĮƌƐƚ ƐƚĞƉ ƚŽǁĂƌĚ ďĞŐŝŶŶŝŶŐ Ă
about the problem and educate discussion among community leaders
parents about safe sleeping habits and about how we can best address these

ƚƌĞŵĞŶĚŽƵƐůLJƐĞƌŝŽƵƐŝƐƐƵĞƐ͘͟
dŚĞ ůĞŐŝƐůĂƟŽŶ ǁŽƵůĚ ĂůƐŽ ĚŝƌĞĐƚ ƚŚĞ
,ƵŵĂŶ ^ĞƌǀŝĐĞƐ ŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ
>ĞŐŝƐůĂƚƵƌĞ ƚŽ ŚŽůĚ ŚĞĂƌŝŶŐƐ ŽŶ ƚŚŝƐ
ƚŽƉŝĐ͕ ŝŶǀŝƟŶŐ ĞdžƉĞƌƚƐ ĂŶĚ ƐĞĞŬŝŶŐ
ĮƐĐĂůůLJ ĂŶĚ ŵŽƌĂůůLJ ƌĞƐƉŽŶƐŝďůĞ
ƐŽůƵƟŽŶƐƚŽƚŚĞƉƌŽďůĞŵ͘
dŚĞ ƉƌŽƉŽƐĂů ŚĂƐ ďĞĞŶ ƐƵďŵŝƩĞĚ ƚŽ
>ĞŐŝƐůĂƚƵƌĞ WƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ :Ğī ĚĂŝƌ ǁŚŽ
is responsible for assigning it to a
ĐŽŵŵŝƩĞĞĨŽƌĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĂƟŽŶ͘
Stephanie Aldersley pictured right

<ŽĚĂŬƚƌLJŝŶŐƚŽŵĞƌŐĞĨƌŽŵĂŶŬƌƵƉƚĐLJ
<ŽĚĂŬ K ŶƚŽŶŝŽ WĞƌĞnj ƐĂLJƐ ƚŚĞ January but last week, said they it
company began talks today with its is making progress to emerge from
ĐƌĞĚŝƚŽƌƐĂƐƉĂƌƚŽĨƚŚĞŝƌƌĞŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶ ďĂŶŬƌƵƉƚĐLJďLJĮƌƐƚƋƵĂƌƚĞƌϮϬϭϯ͘
plan. 
ĐĐŽƌĚŝŶŐ ƚŽ WĞƌĞnj͕ ƐĞǀĞƌĂů ƉŽƚĞŶƟĂů
dŚĞ ĐŽŵƉĂŶLJ ĮůĞĚ ĐŚĂƉƚĞƌ ϭϭ ŝŶ lenders have shown interest in

ĮŶĂŶĐŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ĐŽŵƉĂŶLJ͛Ɛ ĐŽŵŵĞƌĐŝĂů KŶ tĞĚŶĞƐĚĂLJ ƚŚĞ ĐŽŵƉĂŶLJ ǁŝůů
return to bankruptcy court. Analysts
imaging business.
ĞƐƟŵĂƚĞĐƌĞĚŝƚŽƌƐĐŽƵůĚƌĞĐĞŝǀĞ͘ϮϬƚŽ
Perez says the company is now in a .30 cents on the dollar; but some say
ďĞƩĞƌ ƉŽƐŝƟŽŶ ƚŽ ĞdžƉůŽƌĞ ĨƵŶĚŝŶŐ payments could be much less.
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ĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ ŽĨ ĂŶŽŶLJŵŝƚLJ ďĞĐĂƵƐĞ ƚŚĂƚ
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ĞLJŽŶĐĞ͕ ǁŚŽƐĞ ƉŽƉ ĂŶĚ ZΘ ŚŝƚƐ
ŝŶĐůƵĚĞ͞ƌĂnjLJŝŶ>ŽǀĞ͕͚͛͟/ƌƌĞƉůĂĐĞĂďůĞ͟
ĂŶĚ ͞^ŝŶŐůĞ >ĂĚŝĞƐ ;WƵƚ Ă ZŝŶŐ ŽŶ
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ĂŶƚŚĞŵĂƚƚŚĞϮϬϬϰ^ƵƉĞƌŽǁůŝŶŚĞƌ
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^ŽĐŝĂů^ĞĐƵƌŝƚLJďĞŶĞĮƚƐƚŽŐŽƵƉďLJϭ͘ϳƉĞƌĐĞŶƚ 
LJ^dW,EK,>D,Z

^ŽĐŝĂů^ĞĐƵƌŝƚLJĚŵŝŶŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶ͘

,ĂůĨ ƚŚĞ ƚĂdž ŝƐ ƉĂŝĚ ďLJ ǁŽƌŬĞƌƐ ĂŶĚ
the other half is paid by employers. 
ŽŶŐƌĞƐƐĂŶĚWƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚĂƌĂĐŬKďĂŵĂ
reduced the share paid by workers
from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent for
The increase, which starts in January, is 2011 and 2012. The temporary cut,
ƟĞĚƚŽĂŵĞĂƐƵƌĞŽĨŝŶŇĂƟŽŶƌĞůĞĂƐĞĚ however, is due to expire at the end of
dƵĞƐĚĂLJ͘ /ƚ ƐŚŽǁƐ ƚŚĂƚ ŝŶŇĂƟŽŶ ŚĂƐ the year.
ďĞĞŶ ƌĞůĂƟǀĞůLJ ůŽǁ ŽǀĞƌ ƚŚĞ ƉĂƐƚ
LJĞĂƌ͕ ƌĞƐƵůƟŶŐ ŝŶ ŽŶĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƐŵĂůůĞƐƚ ^ŽŵĞ ŽĨ ŶĞdžƚ LJĞĂƌ͛Ɛ K> ĐŽƵůĚ
increases in Social Security payments be wiped out by higher Medicare
ƐŝŶĐĞ ĂƵƚŽŵĂƟĐ ĂĚũƵƐƚŵĞŶƚƐ ǁĞƌĞ premiums, which are deducted
from Social Security payments. The
ĂĚŽƉƚĞĚŝŶϭϵϳϱ͘
DĞĚŝĐĂƌĞ WĂƌƚ  ƉƌĞŵŝƵŵ͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ
This year, Social Security recipients covers doctor visits, is expected to
received a 3.6 percent increase ƌŝƐĞďLJĂďŽƵƚΨϳƉĞƌŵŽŶƚŚĨŽƌϮϬϭϯ͕
ŝŶ ďĞŶĞĮƚƐ ĂŌĞƌ ŐĞƫŶŐ ŶŽŶĞ ƚŚĞ ĂĐĐŽƌĚŝŶŐƚŽŐŽǀĞƌŶŵĞŶƚƉƌŽũĞĐƟŽŶƐ͘
previous two years.
The premium is currently $99.90 a
About 8 million people who receive month for most seniors. Medicare is
Supplemental Security Income will also expected to announce the premium
ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞ ƚŚĞ ĐŽƐƚͲŽĨͲůŝǀŝŶŐ ĂĚũƵƐƚŵĞŶƚ͕ for 2013 in the coming weeks.
ŽƌK>͕ŵĞĂŶŝŶŐƚŚĞĂŶŶŽƵŶĐĞŵĞŶƚ
͞/Ĩ ƐĞŶŝŽƌƐ ĂƌĞ ŐĞƫŶŐ Ă ůŽǁ K>͕
ǁŝůůĂīĞĐƚĂďŽƵƚϭŝŶϱh͘^͘ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ͘
much of their increase will go to pay
^ŽĐŝĂů ^ĞĐƵƌŝƚLJ ƉĂLJŵĞŶƚƐ ĨŽƌ ƌĞƟƌĞĚ Žī ƚŚĞŝƌ DĞĚŝĐĂƌĞ WĂƌƚ  ƉƌĞŵŝƵŵ͕͟
ǁŽƌŬĞƌƐ ĂǀĞƌĂŐĞ Ψϭ͕Ϯϯϳ Ă ŵŽŶƚŚ͕ Žƌ said Mary Johnson, a policy analyst at
ĂďŽƵƚ Ψϭϰ͕ϴϬϬ Ă LJĞĂƌ͘  ϭ͘ϳ ƉĞƌĐĞŶƚ dŚĞ^ĞŶŝŽƌŝƟnjĞŶƐ>ĞĂŐƵĞ͘
increase will amount to about $21 a 
LJůĂǁ͕ƚŚĞŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞŝŶďĞŶĞĮƚƐŝƐďĂƐĞĚ
month, or $252 a year, on average.
ŽŶƚŚĞŽŶƐƵŵĞƌWƌŝĐĞ/ŶĚĞdžĨŽƌhƌďĂŶ
^ŽĐŝĂů^ĞĐƵƌŝƚLJĂůƐŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐďĞŶĞĮƚƐƚŽ tĂŐĞĂƌŶĞƌƐĂŶĚůĞƌŝĐĂůtŽƌŬĞƌƐ͕Žƌ
millions of disabled workers, spouses, W/Ͳt͕ Ă ďƌŽĂĚ ŵĞĂƐƵƌĞ ŽĨ ĐŽŶƐƵŵĞƌ
ƉƌŝĐĞƐ ŐĞŶĞƌĂƚĞĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞ ƵƌĞĂƵ ŽĨ
widows, widowers and children.
>ĂďŽƌ ^ƚĂƟƐƟĐƐ͘ /ƚ ŵĞĂƐƵƌĞƐ ƉƌŝĐĞ
dŚĞ ĂŵŽƵŶƚ ŽĨ ǁĂŐĞƐ ƐƵďũĞĐƚĞĚ ƚŽ changes for food, housing, clothing,
Social Security taxes is going up, too. ƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ͕ ĞŶĞƌŐLJ͕ ŵĞĚŝĐĂů ĐĂƌĞ͕
Social Security is supported by a 12.4 ƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂŶĚĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶ͘
percent tax on wages up to $110,100.
That threshold will increase to dŚĞ ^ŽĐŝĂů ^ĞĐƵƌŝƚLJ ĚŵŝŶŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶ
Ψϭϭϯ͕ϳϬϬŶĞdžƚLJĞĂƌ͕ƌĞƐƵůƟŶŐŝŶŚŝŐŚĞƌ compares the price index in the third
taxes for nearly 10 million workers ƋƵĂƌƚĞƌŽĨĞĂĐŚLJĞĂƌͶƚŚĞŵŽŶƚŚƐŽĨ
and their employers, according to the :ƵůLJ͕ ƵŐƵƐƚ ĂŶĚ ^ĞƉƚĞŵďĞƌ Ͷ ǁŝƚŚ
t^,/E'dKE ;WͿ Ͷ DŽƌĞ ƚŚĂŶ ϱϲ
million Social Security recipients will
see their monthly payments go up by
ϭ͘ϳƉĞƌĐĞŶƚŶĞdžƚLJĞĂƌ͘

the same three months in the previous
year.

ŽĨƉŽǀĞƌƚLJ͕ƐĂŝĚĂǀŝĚĞƌƚŶĞƌ͕ZW͛Ɛ
ůĞŐŝƐůĂƟǀĞ ƉŽůŝĐLJ ĚŝƌĞĐƚŽƌ͘ DŽƐƚ ŽůĚĞƌ
Americans rely on Social Security for a
ŵĂũŽƌŝƚLJŽĨƚŚĞŝƌŝŶĐŽŵĞƐ͕ĂĐĐŽƌĚŝŶŐƚŽ
ƚŚĞ^ŽĐŝĂů^ĞĐƵƌŝƚLJĚŵŝŶŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶ͘

If consumer prices increase from year
to year, Social Security recipients
ĂƵƚŽŵĂƟĐĂůůLJ ŐĞƚ ŚŝŐŚĞƌ ƉĂLJŵĞŶƚƐ͕
ƐƚĂƌƟŶŐƚŚĞĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐ:ĂŶƵĂƌLJ͘/ĨƉƌŝĐĞƐ KǀĞƌ ƚŚĞ ƉĂƐƚ ĚĞĐĂĚĞ͕ ƚŚĞ K> ŚĂƐ
drop, the payments stay the same, as helped increase incomes for seniors,
even as incomes have dropped for
they did in 2010 and 2011.
younger workers.
^ŝŶĐĞ ϭϵϳϱ͕ ƚŚĞ ĂŶŶƵĂů K> ŚĂƐ
ĂǀĞƌĂŐĞĚϰ͘ϮƉĞƌĐĞŶƚ͘KŶůLJĮǀĞƟŵĞƐ From 2001 to 2011, the median
has it been below 2 percent, including income for all U.S. households fell by
ƚŚĞƚǁŽƟŵĞƐŝƚǁĂƐnjĞƌŽ͘ĞĨŽƌĞϭϵϳϱ͕ ϲ͘ϲƉĞƌĐĞŶƚ͕ǁŚĞŶŝŶŇĂƟŽŶǁĂƐƚĂŬĞŶ
ŝƚƚŽŽŬĂŶĂĐƚŽĨŽŶŐƌĞƐƐƚŽŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞ into account, according to census data. 
ƵƚƚŚĞŵĞĚŝĂŶŝŶĐŽŵĞĨŽƌŚŽƵƐĞŚŽůĚƐ
Social Security payments.
headed by someone 65 or older rose
dŚĞ K> ŚĂƐ ƉůĂLJĞĚ ĂŶ ŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚ by 13 percent.
role in keeping older Americans out

h^ƌĂƚĞŽŶϯϬͲLJĞĂƌŵŽƌƚŐĂŐĞŚŝƚƐƌĞĐŽƌĚϯ͘ϯϲƉĐƚ͘
&ĞĚ ƉůĂŶƐ ƚŽ ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞ ƚŚĞ ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ ƌĞĮŶĂŶĐĞ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŵŽƌƚŐĂŐĞƐ Ăƚ ůŽǁĞƌ
ƵŶƟůƚŚĞƌĞŝƐƐƵďƐƚĂŶƟĂůŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚ interest rates, their monthly payments
typically decline. That leaves them 
ǀĞƌĂŐĞh͘^͘ƌĂƚĞƐŽŶĮdžĞĚŵŽƌƚŐĂŐĞƐ ŝŶƚŚĞũŽďŵĂƌŬĞƚ͘
ǁŝƚŚŵŽƌĞŵŽŶĞLJƚŽƐƉĞŶĚ͘ŽŶƐƵŵĞƌ
fell to fresh record lows for the second
straight week. The declines suggest The housing market already is ƐƉĞŶĚŝŶŐ ĚƌŝǀĞƐ ŶĞĂƌůLJ ϳϬ ƉĞƌĐĞŶƚ ŽĨ
ƚŚĞ &ĞĚĞƌĂů ZĞƐĞƌǀĞ͛Ɛ ƐƟŵƵůƵƐ ĞīŽƌƚƐ ďĞŶĞĮƟŶŐ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ůŽǁĞƐƚ ŵŽƌƚŐĂŐĞ ĞĐŽŶŽŵŝĐĂĐƟǀŝƚLJ͘
rates on record. Sales of both previously
are having an impact.
occupied and newly built homes in ^Ɵůů͕ ƐŽŵĞ ĞĐŽŶŽŵŝƐƚƐ ƋƵĞƐƟŽŶ
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said ƚŚĞ h͘^͘ ĂƌĞ ƵƉ ĨƌŽŵ ůĂƐƚ LJĞĂƌ͘ ,ŽŵĞ whether further decline in rates
dŚƵƌƐĚĂLJƚŚĂƚƚŚĞƌĂƚĞŽŶƚŚĞϯϬͲLJĞĂƌ prices are rising more consistently. ǁŝůů ŵĂŬĞ ŵƵĐŚ ŽĨ Ă ĚŝīĞƌĞŶĐĞ͘ dŚĞ
loan dropped to 3.36 percent. That’s ŶĚďƵŝůĚĞƌƐĂƌĞŵŽƌĞĐŽŶĮĚĞŶƚŝŶƚŚĞ ĂǀĞƌĂŐĞ ƌĂƚĞ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ϯϬͲLJĞĂƌ ĮdžĞĚ
down from last week’s rate of 3.40 ŵĂƌŬĞƚĂŶĚĂƌĞƐƚĂƌƟŶŐƚŽďƵŝůĚŵŽƌĞ mortgage has been below 4 percent
ƐŝŶĐĞĞĂƌůLJĞĐĞŵďĞƌ͘zĞƚŚŽŵĞƐĂůĞƐ
percent, which was the lowest since homes.
remain below healthy levels. And most
ůŽŶŐͲƚĞƌŵ ŵŽƌƚŐĂŐĞƐ ďĞŐĂŶ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ
>ŽǁĞƌ ƌĂƚĞƐ ĂƌĞ ĂůƐŽ ĚƌŝǀŝŶŐ ŵŽƌĞ ƉĞŽƉůĞ ǁŚŽ ĐĂŶ ƋƵĂůŝĨLJ ŚĂǀĞ ůŝŬĞůLJ
1950s.
already taken advantage of the lower
ƉĞŽƉůĞƚŽƌĞĮŶĂŶĐĞ͘
rates.
dŚĞ ĂǀĞƌĂŐĞ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ϭϱͲLJĞĂƌ ĮdžĞĚ
ŵŽƌƚŐĂŐĞ͕ Ă ƉŽƉƵůĂƌ ƌĞĮŶĂŶĐŝŶŐ DŽƌƚŐĂŐĞ ĂƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶƐ ƐƵƌŐĞĚ ϭϲ͘ϲ
ŽƉƟŽŶ͕ĚŝƉƉĞĚƚŽϮ͘ϲϵƉĞƌĐĞŶƚ͕ĚŽǁŶ percent last week, the Mortgage Many people who would like to 
ƐƐŽĐŝĂƟŽŶ
ƌĞƉŽƌƚĞĚ ƌĞĮŶĂŶĐĞŽƌďƵLJĂŚŽŵĞĐĂŶ͛ƚďĞĐĂƵƐĞ
ĨƌŽŵ ůĂƐƚ ǁĞĞŬ͛Ɛ ƌĞĐŽƌĚ ůŽǁ ŽĨ Ϯ͘ϳϯ ĂŶŬĞƌƐ
tĞĚŶĞƐĚĂLJ͘ KĨ ƚŚŽƐĞ ĂƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶƐ͕ they fail to meet stricter lending
percent.
ϴϯƉĞƌĐĞŶƚǁĞƌĞƚŽ ƌĞĮŶĂŶĐĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐ ƌĞƋƵŝƌĞŵĞŶƚƐ Žƌ ĚŽŶ͛ƚ ŚĂǀĞ ĞŶŽƵŐŚ
money to make a down payment.
The Fed is spending $40 billion a month loans.
ƚŽ ďƵLJ ŵŽƌƚŐĂŐĞͲďĂĐŬĞĚ ƐĞĐƵƌŝƟĞƐ͘
The goal is to lower mortgage rates 'ƌŽǁƚŚ ŝŶ ƌĞĮŶĂŶĐŝŶŐ ĐŽƵůĚ ŚĞůƉ To calculate average rates, Freddie Mac
and help the housing recovery. The ƚŚĞ ďƌŽĂĚĞƌ ĞĐŽŶŽŵLJ͘ tŚĞŶ ƉĞŽƉůĞ surveys lenders across the country on 
LJDĂƌĐLJ'ŽƌĚŽŶ

DŽŶĚĂLJ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ tĞĚŶĞƐĚĂLJ ŽĨ ĞĂĐŚ
week.
The average does not include extra
fees, known as points, which most
borrowers must pay to get the lowest
ƌĂƚĞƐ͘ KŶĞ ƉŽŝŶƚ ĞƋƵĂůƐ ϭ ƉĞƌĐĞŶƚ ŽĨ
the loan amount.
dŚĞĂǀĞƌĂŐĞĨĞĞĨŽƌϯϬͲLJĞĂƌůŽĂŶƐǁĂƐ
0.6 point, unchanged from last week.
dŚĞĨĞĞĨŽƌϭϱͲLJĞĂƌůŽĂŶƐƐůŝƉƉĞĚƚŽϬ͘ϱ
point from 0.6.
dŚĞ ĂǀĞƌĂŐĞ ƌĂƚĞ ŽŶ ŽŶĞͲLJĞĂƌ
ĂĚũƵƐƚĂďůĞͲƌĂƚĞŵŽƌƚŐĂŐĞƐĨĞůůƚŽϮ͘ϱϳ
percent from 2.60 percent. The fee for
ŽŶĞͲLJĞĂƌ ĂĚũƵƐƚĂďůĞ ƌĂƚĞ ůŽĂŶƐ ŚĞůĚ
steady at 0.4 point.
dŚĞ ĂǀĞƌĂŐĞ ƌĂƚĞ ŽŶ ĮǀĞͲLJĞĂƌ
ĂĚũƵƐƚĂďůĞͲƌĂƚĞŵŽƌƚŐĂŐĞƐƌŽƐĞƚŽϮ͘ϳϮ
ƉĞƌĐĞŶƚ ĨƌŽŵ Ϯ͘ϳϭ ƉĞƌĐĞŶƚ͘ dŚĞ ĨĞĞ
remained at 0.6 point.

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The New Jersey law was signed in
:ĂŶƵĂƌLJϮϬϭϬ͘ƵƚƚŚĞƌĞǁĞƌĞŚŽůĚƵƉƐ
dZEdKE͕E͘:͘;WͿͶEĞǁ:ĞƌƐĞLJ͛ƐĮƌƐƚ ĂƐ ƚŚĞ ƐƚĂƚĞ ĚƌĂŌĞĚ ƌĞŐƵůĂƟŽŶƐ ĨŽƌ
ƐƚĂƚĞͲƐĂŶĐƟŽŶĞĚ ŵĞĚŝĐĂů ŵĂƌŝũƵĂŶĂ exactly how it would work, then more
dispensary can open whenever it’s ĚĞůĂLJƐ ĂƐ ĮǀĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ Ɛŝdž ŶŽŶƉƌŽĮƚ
ƌĞĂĚLJ͕ ƚŚĞ ƐƚĂƚĞ ,ĞĂůƚŚ ĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ ŐƌŽƵƉƐ ĐŚŽƐĞŶ ƚŽ ƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƚĞ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ
announced Monday, meaning legal pot ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ ƐƚƌƵŐŐůĞĚ ƚŽ ĮŶĚ ƚŽǁŶƐ
is on the verge of becoming reality for willing to accept them.
ƐŽŵĞ ƉĂƟĞŶƚƐ ĂŌĞƌ LJĞĂƌƐ ŽĨ ƉŽůŝƟĐĂů
'ƌĞĞŶůĞĂĨǁĂƐƚŚĞĞdžĐĞƉƟŽŶ͘DŽŶƚĐůĂŝƌ
ďĂƩůĞƐĂŶĚďƵƌĞĂƵĐƌĂƟĐĚĞůĂLJƐ͘
ŽĸĐŝĂůƐ ĂůůŽǁĞĚ ƚŚĞ ĚŝƐƉĞŶƐĂƌLJ ŝŶ Ă
'ƌĞĞŶůĞĂĨ ŽŵƉĂƐƐŝŽŶ ĞŶƚĞƌ ŝŶ downtown storefront. The group has
Montclair has cleared all its regulatory been growing pot elsewhere at a site
hurdles and was granted a license to that it will not disclose.
ďĞĐŽŵĞ ƚŚĞ ƐƚĂƚĞ͛Ɛ ĮƌƐƚ ĚŝƐƉĞŶƐĂƌLJ͕
,ĞĂůƚŚ ŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶĞƌ DĂƌLJ K͛ŽǁĚ The group received permission in April
ƚŽƐƚĂƌƚŐƌŽǁŝŶŐŝƚƐĮƌƐƚĐƌŽƉ͕ĂŶĚŚĂĚ
announced Monday.
ƉůĂŶŶĞĚ ƚŽ ƐƚĂƌƚ ƐĞůůŝŶŐ ƚŽ ƉĂƟĞŶƚƐ
Most states don’t allow medical ŝŶ ^ĞƉƚĞŵďĞƌ͘ Ƶƚ ƚŚĞ ŽƉĞŶŝŶŐ ǁĂƐ
cannabis, which remains illegal under delayed because the town government
ĨĞĚĞƌĂů ůĂǁ͘ Ƶƚ ĂŵŽŶŐ ƚŚĞ ϭϳ ƐƚĂƚĞƐ ĚŝĚŶŽƚŝƐƐƵĞĂĐĞƌƟĮĐĂƚĞŽĨŽĐĐƵƉĂŶĐLJ
that have adopted laws to allow it, ŽǀĞƌĂƉƌŽďůĞŵǁŝƚŚĂŶĂŝƌĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶĞƌ͘
New Jersey’s is both the strictest and That has since been resolved.
has taken the longest to get rolling.
O’Dowd said Monday that she did not 
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expect Greenleaf to open immediately,
ďƵƚ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞ ĮŶĂů ĂƉƉƌŽǀĂů ŵĞĂŶƐ ŝƚ hŶĚĞƌ ƚŚĞ ƐƚĂƚĞ͛Ɛ ůĂǁ͕ ƉĂƟĞŶƚƐ ǁŝƚŚ
can begin making appointments with ŽŶůLJĂŚĂŶĚĨƵůŽĨĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶƐ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ
ŵƵůƟƉůĞ ƐĐůĞƌŽƐŝƐ͕ ŐůĂƵĐŽŵĂ ĂŶĚ
ƉĂƟĞŶƚƐ͘
terminal cancer, are allowed to access
Joseph Stevens, the president of ƚŚĞĚƌƵŐ͘tŚĞŶƚŚĞLJĚŽ͕ƚŚĞƉŽƚĞŶĐLJ
Greenleaf, did not immediately return will be regulated by the state.
ĂĐĂůůĂŌĞƌƚŚĞůŝĐĞŶƐĞǁĂƐŐƌĂŶƚĞĚ͘Ƶƚ
he said earlier in the day that there ĚǀŽĐĂƚĞƐ ĨŽƌ ŵĞĚŝĐĂů ŵĂƌŝũƵĂŶĂ ƐĂLJ
the drug helps relieve pain and nausea.
ǁĂƐŶŽĐůĞĂƌƟŵĞůŝŶĞĨŽƌŽƉĞŶŝŶŐ͘
O’Dowd said the department is asking KĨ ƚŚĞ ĮǀĞ ŽƚŚĞƌ ŐƌŽƵƉƐ ĂůůŽǁĞĚ ƚŽ
'ƌĞĞŶůĞĂĨ ƚŽ ĐĂůů ŝƚƐ ƉĂƟĞŶƚƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ start work on dispensaries, three are
ƐƟůů ůŽŽŬŝŶŐ ĨŽƌ ŚŽŵĞƐ͘ KŶĞ ŝŶ ŐŐ
order they were registered.
,ĂƌďŽƌ dŽǁŶƐŚŝƉ ŚĂƐ ĂƉƉƌŽǀĂů͕ ĂŶĚ
She said that so far 320 have begun ĂŶŽƚŚĞƌ ŚĂƐ ƐĞůĞĐƚĞĚ Ă ůŽĐĂƟŽŶ ŝŶ
registering to be able to use medical tŽŽĚďƌŝĚŐĞ͘
ŵĂƌŝũƵĂŶĂ ĂŶĚ ϭϳϱ ƉŚLJƐŝĐŝĂŶƐ ŚĂǀĞ
signed up to recommend it.
O’Dowd said that now that Greenleaf
ŚĂƐďĞĞŶůŝĐĞŶƐĞĚ͕ƌĞŐŝƐƚĞƌĞĚƉĂƟĞŶƚƐ
who selected it as their dispensary will
start receiving their cards in the mail
this week.

Join us for our
Annual Women’s Day Observance
Sunday, October 28, 2012 ~ 10:00 a.m.

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Guest Speaker: Dr. Arlette Miller-Smith
Professor, St. John Fisher College
Founder/Executive and Creative Director of
AKOMA
Isaiah 40: 29 – 31 (NIV)

He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

New Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
270 Scio Street, Rochester, NY 14605
Rev. Weldon G. Thomas, Pastor
Sis. Marilyn D. Thomas, Chairperson ~ Sis. Vanessa Peavy , Co-Chairperson

A great fellowship will follow the worship service. We would love to have you join us.

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COVER STORY
County Execs Warns of Looming County

FISCAL CRISIS
dŚĞǁĂŬĞŽĨĂEzWŽƐƚĂƌƟĐůĞƉƌĞĚŝĐƟŶŐ
ďĂŶŬƌƵƉƚĐLJĨŽƌƐĞǀĞƌĂůŵĂũŽƌEzĐŝƟĞƐ͕
ƚŚĞ EĞǁ zŽƌŬ ^ƚĂƚĞ ƐƐŽĐŝĂƟŽŶ ŽĨ 
ŽƵŶƟĞƐ ;Ez^Ϳ dƵĞƐĚĂLJ ƵƉĚĂƚĞĚ
ƉƌŽũĞĐƟŽŶƐ ƌĞǀĞĂůŝŶŐ ǁŚĂƚ ƚŚĞLJ ĂƌĞ
ĐĂůůŝŶŐ ͞ĂŶ ƵŶƐƵƐƚĂŝŶĂďůĞ ĐŽƵŶƚLJ
ŽƵƚLJĞĂƌĮƐĐĂůŐĂƉ͘͟

draining down their reserves and
ŐƵƫŶŐůŽĐĂůƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐƚŽďĂůĂŶĐĞƚŚĞŝƌ
ϮϬϭϯ ďƵĚŐĞƚƐ͕͟ ƐĂŝĚ Ez^ WƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ 
ŝĂŶĂ͘͞sĞƌLJƐŽŽŶƚŚĞƌĞǁŝůůďĞŶŽƚŚŝŶŐ
ůĞŌƚŽĐƵƚ͘ƚƚŚĞƐĂŵĞƟŵĞ͕ŽƵƌĐŽƐƚƐ
ĂƌĞƉƌĞͲƉƌŽŐƌĂŵŵĞĚďLJƚŚĞ^ƚĂƚĞĂŶĚ
ǁŝůůĂƵƚŽŵĂƟĐĂůůLJƌŝƐĞ͘͟

dŚĞŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶĐŽŵƉƌŝƐŝŶŐŽĨŵŽƐƚůLJ
ZĞƉƵďůŝĐĂŶ ĐŽƵŶƚLJ ĞdžĞĐƵƟǀĞƐ ĨƌŽŵ
ĂĐƌŽƐƐEzƐƚĂƚĞƐĂLJƚŚĞLJĂƌĞ͞ƐŝŐŶĂůŝŶŐ
ƚŚĞ ĂůĂƌŵ ƚŚĂƚ ůŽŽŵŝŶŐ ŵƵůƟͲďŝůůŝŽŶ
ĚŽůůĂƌďƵĚŐĞƚĚĞĮĐŝƚƐĂƌĞďĞŝŶŐĐĂƵƐĞĚ
by State mandated programs, and
therefore cannot be addressed solely
ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚĂĐƟŽŶƐŝŶŝƟĂƚĞĚůŽĐĂůůLJ͘͟

>ĂƐƚŵŽŶƚŚ͕^ƚĂƚĞŽŵƉƚƌŽůůĞƌdŚŽŵĂƐ
DiNapoli, the State’s chief auditor of
ůŽĐĂůŐŽǀĞƌŶŵĞŶƚƐ͕ƌĞůĞĂƐĞĚĂŶ͞ĞĂƌůLJ
ǁĂƌŶŝŶŐ ƐLJƐƚĞŵ͟ ĚĞƐŝŐŶĞĚ ƚŽ ŚĞůƉ
ŵƵŶŝĐŝƉĂůŝƟĞƐ͞ƉƌĞĚŝĐƚƚŚĞŝƌŽŶĐŽŵŝŶŐ
ĐƌŝƐŝƐ͘͟ 
ĚĚŝƟŽŶĂůůLJ͕
'ŽǀĞƌŶŽƌ 
ŶĚƌĞǁ
D͘ ƵŽŵŽ ĂŶĚ ^ƚĂƚĞ >ĂǁŵĂŬĞƌƐ
recognized the severity of the problem
and took steps to address outyear
ĐŽƐƚƐƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƐƵďƐƚĂŶƟĂůƉĞŶƐŝŽŶĂŶĚ
DĞĚŝĐĂŝĚƌĞĨŽƌŵƐ͘ƵƚŵŽƌĞŶĞĞĚƐƚŽ
ďĞ ĚŽŶĞ ƚŽ ƉƌŽĂĐƟǀĞůLJ ŵĂŶĂŐĞ ƚŚŝƐ
looming gap.

͞ĂƐĞĚ ŽŶ ĐƵƌƌĞŶƚ ƚƌĞŶĚƐ͕ ĐŽƵŶƚLJ
ĞdžƉĞŶĚŝƚƵƌĞƐǁŝůůĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƚŽŽƵƚƉĂĐĞ
ƌĞǀĞŶƵĞƐƵŶůĞƐƐƚŚĞƌĞŝƐĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĚĂŶĚ
meaningful mandate relief provided
ďLJ ƚŚĞ ^ƚĂƚĞ͕͟ ƐĂŝĚ Ez^ WƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ 
ĚǁĂƌĚ ͘ ŝĂŶĂ͕ ƚŚĞ KƌĂŶŐĞ ŽƵŶƚLJ 
džĞĐƵƟǀĞ͘
Ez^ ƐĂLJƐ ƚŚĂƚ ŝŶ ϮϬϭϯ͕ ƚŚĞ ĐŽƵŶƚLJ
ĐŽƐƚ ĨŽƌ ũƵƐƚ ŶŝŶĞ ^ƚĂƚĞͲŵĂŶĚĂƚĞĚ
programs will grow by $244 million,
while available levy growth, under
the State’s property tax cap, is $114
million. This leaves a gap of $130
ŵŝůůŝŽŶ͘ dŚŝƐ ĚĞĮĐŝƚ ĚŽĞƐ ŶŽƚ ŝŶĐůƵĚĞ
ƚŚĞ ŐĞŶĞƌĂů ĐŽƐƚ ŽĨ ŝŶŇĂƟŽŶ͕ ƐĂůĂƌŝĞƐ͕ Ez^ ǁĂƌŶƐ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚŝƐ ĞƋƵĂƟŽŶ ŝƐ Ă
health insurance, fuel, and the ĨŽƌŵƵůĂĨŽƌĨĂŝůƵƌĞĂŶĚĐŽƵŶƟĞƐĐĂŶŶŽƚ
ĐŽƵŶƚůĞƐƐ ŽƚŚĞƌ ƌĞƐƉŽŶƐŝďŝůŝƟĞƐ ŽĨ ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƚŽŽƉĞƌĂƚĞƵŶĚĞƌƚŚŝƐŵŽĚĞů͘
county governments.

͞tĞ ŚĂǀĞŶ͛ƚ ƐĞĞŶ ƚŚŝƐ ƚLJƉĞ ŽĨ ĮƐĐĂů
ƐŚŽƌƞĂůů ŝŶ ŽƵƌ ůŝĨĞƟŵĞƐ͘ dŚŝƐ ĚĞĮĐŝƚ
ŝƐ ĨŽƌĐŝŶŐ ĐŽƵŶƟĞƐ ƚŽ ŵĂŬĞ ŝŶĐƌĞĚŝďůLJ
ĚŝĸĐƵůƚ ĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶƐ͘ >ŽĐĂů ůĞĂĚĞƌƐ ĂƌĞ

͞dŚĞ ĨĂĐƚ ƌĞŵĂŝŶƐ ƚŚĂƚ ǁĞ ĂƌĞ ŽŶ
ĂŶ ƵŶƐƵƐƚĂŝŶĂďůĞ ƚƌĂũĞĐƚŽƌLJ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ
way we pay for State programs
ĚĞůŝǀĞƌĞĚ ůŽĐĂůůLJ͘ hŶůĞƐƐ ĂŶĚ ƵŶƟů
ƚŚĞƌĞ ŝƐ Ă ƐĞƌŝŽƵƐ ĐŽůůĂďŽƌĂƟǀĞ ĞīŽƌƚ
ƚŽ ĞŶĂĐƚ ŵĂŶĚĂƚĞ ƌĞůŝĞĨ͕ ĞƐƐĞŶƟĂů
local programs and services will be
ƐĂĐƌŝĮĐĞĚ͕͟ ƐĂŝĚ Ez^ džĞĐƵƟǀĞ 
ŝƌĞĐƚŽƌ^ƚĞƉŚĞŶ:͘ĐƋƵĂƌŝŽ͘
/Ŷ ĂŶ ĞīŽƌƚ ƚŽ ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞ ƚŽ ƉƌŝŵĞ
lawmakers to enact mandate relief, last
ǁĞĞŬEz^ƌĞůĞĂƐĞĚĂŶĞǁƌĞƉŽƌƚ͗͞

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ZŽĂĚŵĂƉƚŽDĂŶĚĂƚĞZĞůŝĞĨ͗,ŽǁƚŚĞ for reducing the cost of government at
^ƚĂƚĞĐĂŶƌĞĚƵĐĞƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJƚĂdžĞƐ͘͟dŚĞ both the State and county levels.
ƌĞƉŽƌƚ ĐŽŶƚĂŝŶƐ ϱϭ ƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚĂƟŽŶƐ

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ϭϱͲϮϴƚŚ 
ďƌĂŚĂŵ>ŝŶĐŽůŶ͗DĂŶŽĨŚŝƐ
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/ŶƐƟƚƵƚĞŽĨŵĞƌŝĐĂŶ,ŝƐƚŽƌLJ
EĂƟŽŶĂůŶĚŽǁŵĞŶƚĨŽƌƚŚĞ
,ƵŵĂŶŝƟĞƐ͘
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͞tŚĂƚ͛ƐƐŽŐƌĞĂƚĂďŽƵƚ>ŝŶĐŽůŶ͍͟
dŝŵĞ͗ϭϮ͗ϯϬƉŵ
>ŽĐĂƟŽŶ͗'ĞŶĞƐĞĞŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ 
ŽůůĞŐĞ͕ŝŶƚŚĞĞŶƚƌĂů&ŽƌƵŵ͘
>ĞĐƚƵƌĞďLJ',ŝƐƚŽƌLJŝŶƐƚƌƵĐƚŽƌ
Derek Maxfeild

ƚĂŬĞŝƚ͊;WůĞĂƐĞ͕ŶŽ&ƌĞŽŶďĂƐĞĚ
ĞůĞĐƚƌŽŶŝĐƐŽƌǁĂƐƚĞŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐ͊Ϳ͘
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>ŽĐĂƟŽŶ͗
DŽŶƌŽĞƌĂŶĐŚ
>ŝďƌĂƌLJͲϴϬϵDŽŶƌŽĞǀĞ͘ 
ŽŵĞƉĞƌƵƐĞŬƐĂŶĚ
audiovisual items at cheep prices! 
ůůƉƌŽĐĞĞĚƐĚŝƌĞĐƚůLJďĞŶĞĮƚƚŚĞ
DŽŶƌŽĞƌĂŶĐŚ>ŝďƌĂƌLJ͘

20 
džĐĞůƐŝŽƌƌŝŐĂĚĞ&ŝĨĞĂŶĚĚƌƵŵ 
ŽƌƉƐWĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞΘ͞^ĐŚŽŽůŽĨ
ƚŚĞ^ŽůĚŝĞƌ͟WƌĞƐĞŶƚĂƟŽŶ
dŝŵĞ͗ϭϮ͗ϯϬWD
>ŽĐĂƟŽŶ͗'ĞŶĞƐĞĞŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ
ϭϳ 
ŽůůĞŐĞ͕ŝŶƚŚĞ&ŽƌƵŵ͘ 
ůĂƐƐŝĐƐĨŽƌ&ŽŽĚůŝŶŬŽŶĐĞƌƚ 
ŌĞƌƚŚĞůŝǀĞƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞŽĨ
dŝŵĞ͗ϳ͗ϬϬƉŵ
ƚŚĞdžĐĞůƐŝŽƌďĂŶĚ͕ŝǀŝůtĂƌƌĞͲ
>ŽĐĂƟŽŶ͗ƚŚĞŶĂWĞƌĨŽƌŵŝŶŐƌƚƐ
ĞŶĂĐƚŽƌƐǁŝůůƉƌĞƐĞŶƚ͞^ĐŚŽŽůŽĨ 
ĞŶƚĞƌ͕ϴϬϬ>ŽŶŐWŽŶĚZŽĂĚ
ƚŚĞ^ŽůĚŝĞƌ͟ĨŽƌLJŽƵŶŐƉĞŽƉůĞƚŽ
dŚĞ'ƌĞĞĐĞƚŚĞŶĂ,ŝŐŚ^ĐŚŽŽů
ůĞĂƌŶĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞŝǀŝůtĂƌƐŽůĚŝĞƌƐ͛
:ĂnjnjŶƐĞŵďůĞǁŝůůƉƌĞƐĞŶƚ͞Ŷ
uniforms, weapons and drills. 
ǀĞŶŝŶŐŽĨůĂƐƐŝĐƐĨŽƌ&ŽŽĚůŝŶŬ͕͟ 
ŝƐĐŽǀĞƌ>ŝŶĐŽůŶŽŶƚĞƐƚͲŽŶƚĞƐƚ
a concert to collect food items for 
ĞĂĚůŝŶĞ͗KĐƚŽďĞƌϮϬ͕ϰ͗ϬϬWD͘
&ŽŽĚůŝŶŬ͛ƐĂĐŬWĂĐŬWƌŽŐƌĂŵ͘dŚĞ /ůůƵƐƚƌĂƚĞƚŚŝƐƋƵĞƐƟŽŶĂŶĚ
concert will feature the band Jive
transport our legendary American
^ƚƌĞĞƚ&ŝǀĞ͕ƐŝŶŐĞƌͲƐŽŶŐǁƌŝƚĞƌWĂƵů ŚĞƌŽŝŶƚŽƚŽĚĂLJ͛ƐƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂů
ZŝǀĞƌƐ͕ĂŶĚƚŚĞƚŚĞŶĂ,ŝŐŚ^ĐŚŽŽů ĞůĞĐƟŽŶ͖/ĨďƌĂŚĂŵ>ŝŶĐŽůŶǁĂƐ
:ĂnjnjŶƐĞŵďůĞ͘ĚŵŝƐƐŝŽŶƚŽƚŚĞ
running for president today, what
ĐŽŶĐĞƌƚŝƐĨƌĞĞ͕ďƵƚĐŽŶĐĞƌƚͲŐŽĞƌƐ
would his campaign look/sound
ĂƌĞĂƐŬĞĚƚŽďƌŝŶŐĨŽŽĚĚŽŶĂƟŽŶƐ ůŝŬĞ͍&ŽƌĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞĚĞƚĂŝůƐĂŶĚ
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vegetables, corn, carrots, peas,
ĞĚƵͬůŝďƌĂƌLJͬĂďŽƵƚͲƚŚĞͲůŝďƌĂƌLJͬ
ŐƌĞĞŶďĞĂŶƐͿĂŶĚĐŚĞǁLJŐƌĂŶŽůĂ
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throughout the day. There is
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no admission fee and parking
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EĞǁ zŽƌŬ ŽŶ h'h^d ϯϬ͕ ϮϬϭϮ͘ ϯ͘ ŽƵŶƚLJ ŽĨ ŽĸĐĞ͗ DŽŶƌŽĞ ϰ͘ dŚĞ 
ŽŵƉĂŶLJĚŽĞƐŶŽƚŚĂǀĞĂƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĚĂƚĞŽĨĚŝƐƐŽůƵƟŽŶ͘ϱ͘dŚĞ^ĞĐƌĞƚĂƌLJ
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ƚŚĞŽŵƉĂŶLJŵĂLJďĞƐĞƌǀĞĚ͘dŚĞĂĚĚƌĞƐƐƚŽǁŚŝĐŚƉƌŽĐĞƐƐƐŚĂůůďĞ
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EŽƟĐĞ ŽĨ &ŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ ŽĨ >ŝŵŝƚĞĚ >ŝĂďŝůŝƚLJ ŽŵƉĂŶLJ ϭ͘ EĂŵĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ
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ǁĞƌĞ ĮůĞĚ ďLJ ĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ ŽĨ ^ƚĂƚĞ ŽĨ EĞǁ zŽƌŬ ŽŶ ^WdDZ ϭϰ͕
ϮϬϭϮ͘ ϯ͘ ŽƵŶƚLJ ŽĨ ŽĸĐĞ͗ DŽŶƌŽĞ ϰ͘ dŚĞ ŽŵƉĂŶLJ ĚŽĞƐ ŶŽƚ ŚĂǀĞ
Ă ƐƉĞĐŝĮĐ ĚĂƚĞ ŽĨ ĚŝƐƐŽůƵƟŽŶ͘ ϱ͘ dŚĞ ^ĞĐƌĞƚĂƌLJ ŽĨ ^ƚĂƚĞ ŚĂƐ ďĞĞŶ
ĚĞƐŝŐŶĂƚĞĚĂƐĂŐĞŶƚƵƉŽŶǁŚŽŵƉƌŽĐĞƐƐĂŐĂŝŶƐƚƚŚĞŽŵƉĂŶLJŵĂLJďĞ
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ŝŶǀŝƚĞƐƐĞĂůĞĚďŝĚƐĨŽƌtĂƚĞƌ&ŝůƚƌĂƟŽŶ^LJƐƚĞŵ͘dŚĞǁŽƌŬƚŽďĞ
ĚŽŶĞƵŶĚĞƌƚŚŝƐƉƌŽũĞĐƚƐŚĂůůďĞĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞĚĂƐƉĂƌƚŽĨƚǁŽƐĞƉĂƌĂƚĞ
ĐŽŶƚƌĂĐƚƐ͗ 
ŽŶƚƌĂĐƚηϭƐŚĂůůŝŶĐůƵĚĞŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚƐƚŽƚŚĞƉƵďůŝĐǁĂƚĞƌƐƵƉƉůLJ
ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƐŝƚĞƉƌĞƉĂƌĂƟŽŶ͕ĚĞŵŽůŝƟŽŶƚŽƚŚĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐǁĞůůŚŽƵƐĞ͕ĐŽŶͲ
ƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶŽĨĂŶĞǁǁĞůůŚŽƵƐĞ͕ŝŶƐƚĂůůĂƟŽŶŽĨƉŝƉŝŶŐ͕ƚĂŶŬƐ͕ƐƚĞƌ
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ĞĐƚĚƌĂǁŝŶŐƐĂŶĚǁŝƚŚŝŶƚŚĞƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĂƟŽŶƐ͘ŽŶƚƌĂĐƚηϮƐŚĂůůŝŶĐůƵĚĞ
electrical components including pump controls, well controls, electriͲ
cal controls, emergency backup generator, pressure transducer, and
ĂůůŽƚŚĞƌŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐĂƐƐŚŽǁŶŽĨƚŚĞƉƌŽũĞĐƚĚƌĂǁŝŶŐƐĂŶĚǁŝƚŚŝŶƚŚĞ
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ďĞĞŶĐůŽƐĞĚŝŶĂƐĞĂůĞĚ͕ƉŽƐƚͲƉĂŝĚǁƌĂƉƉĞƌŵĂƌŬĞĚ͞tĂƚĞƌ&ŝůƚƌĂƟŽŶ
^LJƐƚĞŵ͟ĂŶĚĂĚĚƌĞƐƐĞĚƚŽdŽǁŶŽĨ^ƉƌŝŶŐǁĂƚĞƌ͕ϴϬϮϮDĂŝŶ^ƚƌĞĞƚ͕
^ƉƌŝŶŐǁĂƚĞƌ͕EzϭϰϱϲϬ͘dŚĞďŝĚĚĞƌƐŚĂůůĐůĞĂƌůLJŵĂƌŬƚŚĞĞŶǀĞůŽƉĞ
ƚŚĞŽŶƚƌĂĐƚηĨŽƌǁŚŝĐŚƚŚĞďŝĚŝƐĨŽƌ;ŽŶƚƌĂĐƚηϭ͗'ĞŶĞƌĂůdƌĂĚĞƐ͖ 
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^ƉƌŝŶŐǁĂƚĞƌŽĸĐĞĂĚĚƌĞƐƐƵŶƟůϯ͗ϭϱƉŵEŽǀĞŵďĞƌϵ͕ϮϬϭϮĂƚǁŚŝĐŚ
ƟŵĞƚŚĞďŝĚƐǁŝůůďĞŽƉĞŶĞĚĂŶĚƌĞĂĚĂůŽƵĚ͘ƉƌĞͲďŝĚŵĞĞƟŶŐǁŝůů
ďĞŚĞůĚĂƚϭϬ͗ϬϬĂŵĂƚƚŚĞdŽǁŶŽĨ^ƉƌŝŶŐǁĂƚĞƌŽĸĐĞƐŽŶKĐƚŽďĞƌ
Ϯϱ͕ϮϬϭϮ͘^ƉĞĐŝĮĐŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŶŽƚŝŶĐůƵĚĞĚŝŶƚŚĞƐƉĞĐƐĂŶĚĚƌĂǁͲ
ŝŶŐƐǁŝůůďĞĚŝƐĐƵƐƐĞĚĂƚƚŚĞƉƌĞͲďŝĚŵĞĞƟŶŐ͘ƩĞŶĚĂŶĐĞŝƐƐƚƌŽŶŐůLJ
recommended. All bids must be accompanied by a security deposit
ŝŶƚŚĞĂŵŽƵŶƚŽĨ&/sWZEd;ϱйͿŽĨƚŚĞĂŵŽƵŶƚŽĨƚŚĞďĂƐĞďŝĚ
ŝŶƚŚĞĨŽƌŵĂŶĚƐƵďũĞĐƚƚŽƚŚĞĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶƐƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĚŝŶƚŚĞŽŶƚƌĂĐƚ 
ŽĐƵŵĞŶƚƐ͘EŽďŝĚĚĞƌŵĂLJǁŝƚŚĚƌĂǁƚŚĞŝƌďŝĚǁŝƚŚŝŶƐŝdžƚLJ;ϲϬͿĚĂLJƐ
ĂŌĞƌƚŚĞĚĂƚĞŽĨŽƉĞŶŝŶŐ͕ďƵƚŵĂLJǁŝƚŚĚƌĂǁŝƚĂŶLJƟŵĞƉƌŝŽƌƚŽƚŚĞ
ƐĐŚĞĚƵůĞĚĐůŽƐŝŶŐƟŵĞĨŽƌƌĞĐĞƉƟŽŶŽĨďŝĚƐ͘dŚĞŽŶƚƌĂĐƚŽĐƵͲ
ŵĞŶƚƐŵĂLJďĞŽďƚĂŝŶĞĚĨƌŽŵ,ƵŶƚŶŐŝŶĞĞƌƐ͕ƌĐŚŝƚĞĐƚƐΘ>ĂŶĚ^ƵƌͲ
ǀĞLJŽƌƐ͕W;,hEdͿ͕ϭϬϬ,ƵŶƚĞŶƚĞƌ͕,ŽƌƐĞŚĞĂĚƐ͕EĞǁzŽƌŬϭϰϴϰϱ
;WŚŽŶĞ͗ϲϬϳͲϯϱϴͲϭϬϬϬͿƵƉŽŶƉĂLJŵĞŶƚŽĨ&/&dzK>>Z^;ΨϱϬ͘ϬϬͿ
ƉĞƌƐĞƚ;ĐŚĞĐŬŽŶůLJƉĂLJĂďůĞƚŽƚŚĞdŽǁŶŽĨ^ƉƌŝŶŐǁĂƚĞƌͿ͘ŶLJŝĚĚĞƌ
ƌĞƋƵŝƌŝŶŐƚŚĞƉůĂŶƐďĞƐĞŶƚǀŝĂŵĂŝů͕ƐŚĂůůďĞƌĞƐƉŽŶƐŝďůĞƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĂ
ƐĞƉĂƌĂƚĞĐŚĞĐŬŽĨdtEdzͲ&/sK>>Z^;ΨϮϱ͘ϬϬͿƚŽĐŽǀĞƌƚŚĞŶŽŶͲ
ƌĞĨƵŶĚĂďůĞĐŽƐƚŽĨƉŽƐƚĂŐĞĂŶĚŚĂŶĚůŝŶŐ;ƉĂLJĂďůĞƚŽ,ƵŶƚŶŐŝŶĞĞƌƐͿ͘ 
ŶLJďŝĚĚĞƌ͕ƐƵďŵŝƫŶŐĂƐĞĂůĞĚďŝĚ͕ƵƉŽŶƌĞƚƵƌŶŝŶŐƚŚĞĚƌĂǁŝŶŐƐ
ĂŶĚƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĂƟŽŶƐƚŽ,hEdǁŝƚŚŝŶϯϬĚĂLJƐĂŶĚŝŶŐŽŽĚĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͕ǁŝůů
ďĞƌĞĨƵŶĚĞĚƚŚĞΨϱϬĚĞƉŽƐŝƚ͘ŶLJEŽŶͲŝĚĚĞƌǁŝůůŶŽƚďĞƌĞĨƵŶĚĞĚ
ƐƵĐŚĚĞƉŽƐŝƚ͘ŽƉŝĞƐŽĨƚŚĞŽŶƚƌĂĐƚŽĐƵŵĞŶƚƐŵĂLJďĞĞdžĂŵŝŶĞĚĂƚ
ŶŽĞdžƉĞŶƐĞĂƚƚŚĞ,ƵŶƚŶŐŝŶĞĞƌƐ͕ƌĐŚŝƚĞĐƚƐΘ>ĂŶĚ^ƵƌǀĞLJŽƌƐ͕W͕
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of 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday. The Town of Springwater
ƌĞƐĞƌǀĞƐƚŚĞƌŝŐŚƚƚŽǁĂŝǀĞĂŶLJŝƌƌĞŐƵůĂƌŝƟĞƐŽƌŝŶĨŽƌŵĂůŝƟĞƐŝŶŽƌƚŽ
ĂĐĐĞƉƚŽƌƌĞũĞĐƚĂŶLJŽƌĂůůďŝĚƐ͘DŝŶŽƌŝƚLJĂŶĚtŽŵĞŶͲKǁŶĞĚƵƐŝͲ
ŶĞƐƐŶƚĞƌƉƌŝƐĞƐĂƌĞƐƚƌŽŶŐůLJĞŶĐŽƵƌĂŐĞĚƚŽƌĞƐƉŽŶĚ͘dŚŝƐƉƌŽũĞĐƚŝƐ
ƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚƚŽĐŽŶĨŽƌŵǁŝƚŚEz^&ƌĞƋƵŝƌĞŵĞŶƚƐŽĨϮϬйĐŽŵďŝŶĞĚ
DĂŶĚͬŽƌtƐƚĂƚĞǁŝĚĞƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƟŽŶ͘dŚĞdŽǁŶŽĨ^ƉƌŝŶŐǁĂƚĞƌŝƐ
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deliver a Goldilocks performance in
ƚŚĞ ƐĞĐŽŶĚ ĚĞďĂƚĞ͗ EŽƚ ƚŽŽ ĐŽŽů͕ ĂƐ
ŚĞ ǁĂƐ ŝŶ ŚŝƐ ĮƌƐƚ͕ ůŝƐƚůĞƐƐ ĞŶĐŽƵŶƚĞƌ
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ƐŽŵĞĐƌŝƟĐƐ ƐƚLJůĞĚ sŝĐĞ WƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ :ŽĞ 
ŝĚĞŶŝŶŚŝƐĨĂĐĞŽīǁŝƚŚWĂƵůZLJĂŶ͘

Senate colleague Arlen Specter’s
funeral, Ryan was the only member of
ĞŝƚŚĞƌƟĐŬĞƚŽƵƚĐĂŵƉĂŝŐŶŝŶŐ͘,ĞǁĂƐ
taking a swing through Virginia. In an
ŝŶƚĞƌǀŝĞǁ ǁŝƚŚ sŝƌŐŝŶŝĂ͛Ɛ ĐŽŶƐĞƌǀĂƟǀĞ
radio host John Fredericks, Ryan said
supporters who are working to get out
ƚŚĞǀŽƚĞĨŽƌƚŚĞ'KWƟĐŬĞƚ͞ŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶ
ũƵƐƚ ƌĞĂůůLJ ĚŽŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ >ŽƌĚ͛Ɛ ǁŽƌŬ Ăůů
ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŽƵƚƚŚĞƐƚĂƚĞ͘͟

policies had only made things worse.

ŐŝǀŝŶŐŚŝŵƚŚĂƚƉŽƐŝƟǀĞůŽǀĞ͘͟

/Ŷ ĂŶ ŝŶͲLJŽƵƌͲĨĂĐĞ ŵŽǀĞ͕ ƚŚĞ
ZĞƉƵďůŝĐĂŶƐ ƉĂƌŬĞĚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ͞Žŵŵŝƚ
ƚŽ DŝƩ ĂƌůLJ sŽƚĞ džƉƌĞƐƐ dŽƵƌ ƵƐ͟
ŝŶ tŝůůŝĂŵƐďƵƌŐ͕ ǁŚĞƌĞ KďĂŵĂ
was rehearsing for the debate, to
encourage Virginians to cast early
ďĂůůŽƚƐĨŽƌƚŚĞ'KWƟĐŬĞƚ͘

Romney is hoping to keep his
momentum going with another solid
ĚĞďĂƚĞ ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞ͘ ZĞĐĞŶƚ ŶĂƟŽŶĂů
polls show likely voters about evenly
ĚŝǀŝĚĞĚ͕ ďƵƚ ŵƵůƟƉůĞ ƐƵƌǀĞLJƐ ŚĂǀĞ
detected
increasing
enthusiasm
among Romney backers. 

dŚĞ ƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ ƉůĂŶƐ ƚŽ ĐĂƐƚ ĂŶ ŝŶͲ ͞dŚĞ ĚĞďĂƚĞ ǁĂƐ ŚƵŐĞ ĂŶĚ ǁĞ͛ǀĞ
͞tĞ͛ƌĞĚŽŝŶŐŝƚĨŽƌŽƵƌĐŽƵŶƚƌLJ͕͟ZLJĂŶ ƉĞƌƐŽŶďĂůůŽƚŝŶŚŝĐĂŐŽŽŶKĐƚ͘ϮϱͶ seen our numbers move all across
ŵĂŬŝŶŐŚŝƐƚŽƌLJĂƐƚŚĞĮƌƐƚŝŶĐƵŵďĞŶƚ ƚŚĞ ĐŽƵŶƚƌLJ͕͟ ŶŶ ZŽŵŶĞLJ ƚŽůĚ
tŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ƌĂĐĞ ĞdžƚƌĞŵĞůLJ ƟŐŚƚ ĂŶĚ ƐĂŝĚ͘͞tĞ͛ƌĞĚŽŝŶŐŝƚĨŽƌĞĂĐŚŽƚŚĞƌ͘͟
to vote early. First lady Michelle WŚŝůĂĚĞůƉŚŝĂƌĂĚŝŽƐƚĂƟŽŶtW,d͘
ůŝƩůĞƟŵĞůĞŌĨŽƌĂďƌĞĂŬŽƵƚŵŽŵĞŶƚ͕
KďĂŵĂŝƐŝŶƚĞŶƚŽŶŐĞƫŶŐƚŚĞƉŽƌƌŝĚŐĞ Romney picked up the backing of Obama dropped her Illinois absentee
Now Obama is looking for the same
ũƵƐƚ ƌŝŐŚƚ ŝŶ Ă ϵϬͲŵŝŶƵƚĞ͕ ŽŶĞͲŽŶͲŽŶĞ ĨŽƌŵĞƌ ŝŶĚĞƉĞŶĚĞŶƚ ƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂů ballot in the mail Monday.
kind of boost from a comeback
ĨĂĐĞŽī dƵĞƐĚĂLJ Ăƚ ,ŽĨƐƚƌĂ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ĐĂŶĚŝĚĂƚĞ ,͘ ZŽƐƐ WĞƌŽƚ͘ ͞tĞ ĐĂŶ͛ƚ
ĂīŽƌĚ ĨŽƵƌ ŵŽƌĞ LJĞĂƌƐ ŝŶ ǁŚŝĐŚ Obama issued a fundraising appeal performance.
ŽŶEĞǁzŽƌŬ͛Ɛ>ŽŶŐ/ƐůĂŶĚ͘
debt mushrooms out of control, our via email Monday in which he told
dŚĞĐĂŶĚŝĚĂƚĞƐǁŝůůƚĂŬĞƋƵĞƐƟŽŶƐŽŶ government grows and our military is ƐƵƉƉŽƌƚĞƌƐ͕ ͞>ŝƐƚĞŶ͕ ƚŚŝƐ ƌĂĐĞ ŝƐ ƟĞĚ͟ ͞dŚĞ ƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ ŝƐ ŚŝƐ ŽǁŶ ŚĂƌƐŚĞƐƚ
ĚŽŵĞƐƟĐ ĂŶĚ ĨŽƌĞŝŐŶ ƉŽůŝĐLJ ĨƌŽŵ ĂŶ ǁĞĂŬĞŶĞĚ͕͟WĞƌŽƚǁƌŽƚĞŝŶĂŶĞĚŝƚŽƌŝĂů and said the outcome would determine ĐƌŝƟĐĂŶĚŚĞŬŶŽǁƐƚŚĂƚDŝƩZŽŵŶĞLJ
ŚĂĚ Ă ďĞƩĞƌ ĚĞďĂƚĞ͕͟ ƐĂŝĚ ĐĂŵƉĂŝŐŶ
audience of about 80 of the coveted announcing his endorsement Tuesday the country’s future for decades.
spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki. She
ƵŶĐŽŵŵŝƩĞĚ ǀŽƚĞƌƐ ǁŚŽŵ ďŽƚŚ in the Des Moines Register.
͞dŚĂƚ͛Ɛ ǁŚĂƚ /͛ůů ďĞ ĮŐŚƟŶŐ ĨŽƌ ƵƉ ŽŶ ĚĞƐĐƌŝďĞĚ ƚŚĞ ƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ ĂƐ ͞ĐĂůŵ ĂŶĚ
ĐĂŵƉĂŝŐŶƐ ĂƌĞ ƐŽ ĨƵƌŝŽƵƐůLJ ĐŽƵƌƟŶŐ
ǁŝƚŚũƵƐƚƚŚƌĞĞǁĞĞŬƐůĞŌƵŶƟůůĞĐƟŽŶ Obama’s campaign turned to former ƚŚĂƚ ƐƚĂŐĞ ƚŽŵŽƌƌŽǁ ŶŝŐŚƚ Ͷ ďƵƚ / ĞŶĞƌŐŝnjĞĚĂŶĚũƵƐƚůŽŽŬŝŶŐĨŽƌǁĂƌĚƚŽ
ŐĞƫŶŐƚŽEĞǁzŽƌŬ͟ĨŽƌƚŚĞĚĞďĂƚĞ͘ 
ĂLJ͘dŚĞƚŽǁŶŚĂůůͲƐƚLJůĞĨŽƌŵĂƚŵĂŬĞƐ WƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ ŝůů ůŝŶƚŽŶ ŽŶ dƵĞƐĚĂLJ ƚŽ ĐĂŶ͛ƚĚŽŝƚĂůŽŶĞ͕͟ŚĞĂĚĚĞĚ͘
it especially tricky for Obama to strike make the case against what it says is
the right balance in coming on strong ZŽŵŶĞLJ͛Ɛ Ψϱ ƚƌŝůůŝŽŶ ƚĂdž ĐƵƚ͘ ůŝŶƚŽŶ Romney’s campaign released its ŽĚLJůĂŶŐƵĂŐĞĞdžƉĞƌƚWĂƫtŽŽĚƐĂŝĚ
ĂŐĂŝŶƐƚ ZŽŵŶĞLJ ǁŝƚŚŽƵƚ ƚƵƌŶŝŶŐ Žī appears in a web video for the latest fundraising report, showing the ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂů ĚĞďĂƚĞ ĂŶĚ ŝƚƐ
ƚŚĞ ĂƵĚŝĞŶĐĞ Ͷ ĂŶĚ ƚĞŶƐ ŽĨ ŵŝůůŝŽŶƐ campaign, picking apart Romney’s ZĞƉƵďůŝĐĂŶ ƌĂŝƐĞĚ ŵŽƌĞ ƚŚĂŶ ΨϭϳϬ ǀŝĐĞ ƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂů ĐŽƵŶƚĞƌƉĂƌƚ ƐŚŽǁĞĚ
ŽĨ ƚĞůĞǀŝƐŝŽŶ ǀŝĞǁĞƌƐ Ͷ ďLJ ŐŽŝŶŐ ƚŽŽ tax plan piece by piece, saying his million in September, slightly behind ƚŚĞŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶĐĞŽĨƉƌŽũĞĐƟŶŐĂƐƚƌŽŶŐ
ĂƉƉƌŽĂĐŚ͞ŚĂƐŶ͛ƚǁŽƌŬĞĚďĞĨŽƌĞĂŶĚŝƚ Obama’s $181 million haul for the image to viewers.
ŶĞŐĂƟǀĞ͘
ǁŽŶ͛ƚǁŽƌŬƚŚŝƐƟŵĞ͘͟
ŵŽŶƚŚ͘ Ƶƚ ZĞƉƵďůŝĐĂŶƐ ŚĂǀĞ ďĞĞŶ
dŚĞŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶĐĞĂƩĂĐŚĞĚƚŽƚŚŝƐLJĞĂƌ͛Ɛ
energized by Romney’s strong debate To counter Romney’s forceful debate
ĚĞďĂƚĞƐ ŝƐ ƌĞŇĞĐƚĞĚ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƐŝŐŶŝĮĐĂŶƚ The president’s campaign says Romney performance two weeks ago, and his performance, she said, Obama needs
ĐŚƵŶŬƐ ŽĨ ƟŵĞ ƚŚĂƚ ďŽƚŚ ĐĂŶĚŝĚĂƚĞƐ ŚŝĚĨƌŽŵŚŝƐƚĂdžƉƌŽƉŽƐĂůĚƵƌŝŶŐƚŚĞĮƌƐƚ ƚŽƉ ĚŽŶŽƌƐ ĂƌĞ ŚŽůĚŝŶŐ Ă ƚŚƌĞĞͲĚĂLJ ƚŽ ǁŽƌŬ ŽŶ ƉƌŽũĞĐƟŶŐ ͞ĂůƉŚĂ͟ ŶŽŶͲ
have spent preparing. Obama, faulted debate, and pledged Obama would be ƌĞƚƌĞĂƚĂƚEĞǁzŽƌŬ͛ƐtĂůĚŽƌĨƐƚŽƌŝĂ ǀĞƌďĂů ƐŝŐŶĂůƐ͕ ĐŽŶǀĞLJŝŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ͞ŚĞ
really wants to move forward, he
ĨŽƌ ďĞŝŶŐ ŝůůͲƉƌĞƉĂƌĞĚ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ more aggressive in calling out his rival’s hotel to talk strategy.
really wants to win, he really wants to
ĨĂĐĞŽīǁŝƚŚ ZŽŵŶĞLJ͕ůĂƌŐĞůLJĚƌŽƉƉĞĚ ƐŚŝŌƐ ŽŶ ƚŚĂƚ ĂŶĚ ŽƚŚĞƌ ŝƐƐƵĞƐ ƚŚŝƐ
out of sight for the last three days to ƟŵĞ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ͘ ůŝŶƚŽŶ͕ ǁŚŽ ŚĂƐ ďĞĞŶ There’s been no letup in the pace ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƚŽďĞƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ͘͟
ĂƩĞŶĚ ͞ĚĞďĂƚĞ ĐĂŵƉ͟ Ăƚ Ă ƌĞƐŽƌƚ ŝŶ praised by Democrats for explaining ŽĨ ĂĐƟǀŝƚLJ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŶŝŶĞ ďĂƩůĞŐƌŽƵŶĚ
tŝůůŝĂŵƐďƵƌŐ͕ sĂ͘ ŶĚ ZŽŵŶĞLJ͕ ƚŚĞ Obama’s economic arguments more states whose electoral votes will ŝĚĞŶ͕ƐŚĞƐĂŝĚ͕ŽǀĞƌĐŽŵƉĞŶƐĂƚĞĚĨŽƌ
clear victor in Round One, has devoted clearly than the president himself, ĚĞĐŝĚĞƚŚĞĞůĞĐƟŽŶ͗ŽůŽƌĂĚŽ͕&ůŽƌŝĚĂ͕ Obama’s lackluster performance and
ďŝŐ ďůŽĐŬƐ ŽĨ ƟŵĞ ƚŽ ƌĞŚĞĂƌƐĂůƐ ŽǀĞƌ appeared to be laying the groundwork /ŽǁĂ͕EĞǀĂĚĂ͕EĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞ͕EŽƌƚŚ ͞ǁĞŶƚ ǁĂLJ ŽǀĞƌ ƚŚĞ ƚŽƉ ŽŶ ǀŽůƵŵĞ
in the video released hours before the ĂƌŽůŝŶĂ͕KŚŝŽ͕sŝƌŐŝŶŝĂĂŶĚtŝƐĐŽŶƐŝŶ͘ ůĞǀĞů ĂŶĚ ĂŐŐƌĞƐƐŝǀĞ ŝŶƚĞƌƌƵƉƟŽŶ͕
the last several days as well.
ƐĞĐŽŶĚĨĂĐĞŽī͘
ƌĂďďŝƚͲůŝŬĞũƵŵƉŝŶŐͲŝŶďĞŚĂǀŝŽƌ͘͟
dŚĞ ĂŵƉĂŝŐŶ ϮϬϭϮ ũƵŐŐĞƌŶĂƵƚ ŚĂƐ
Mrs. Obama campaigns in North
ƌĂĐĞĚ ĂŚĞĂĚ ŶŽŶĞƚŚĞůĞƐƐ͗ ŽƚŚ ƐŝĚĞƐ Obama’s campaign, buoyed by recent ĂƌŽůŝŶĂ ŽŶ dƵĞƐĚĂLJ ďĞĨŽƌĞ ŚĞĂĚŝŶŐ Tuesday’s debate audience of
have unfurled new ads, hustled at the encouraging news, also released a ƚŽ EĞǁ zŽƌŬ ƚŽ ǁĂƚĐŚ ƚŚĞ ĚĞďĂƚĞ͘ ƵŶĐŽŵŵŝƩĞĚ ǀŽƚĞƌƐ ǁĂƐ ƐĞůĞĐƚĞĚ ďLJ
grassroots level to lock down every new ad Monday in which ordinary ^ŚĞ ƚŽůĚ E͛Ɛ ͞dŽĚĂLJ͟ ƐŚŽǁ ŝŶ ĂŶ ƚŚĞ 'ĂůůƵƉ KƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶ͘ DŽĚĞƌĂƚŽƌ
possible voter, dispatched surrogates Americans talk about signs of interview aired Tuesday that she’s ĂŶĚLJ ƌŽǁůĞLJ ŽĨ EE ǁŝůů ĐŚŽŽƐĞ
to rev up enthusiasm and kept the economic progress.
ĂůǁĂLJƐ ͞ƉƌŝŵĞĚ͟ ĂƐ ƐŚĞ ƐŝƚƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƚŚŽƐĞǁŚŽŐĞƚƚŽƐƉĞĂŬ͕ĂŌĞƌƌĞǀŝĞǁŝŶŐ
running mates busy raising cash
audience, in case her husband looks at ƉƌŽƉŽƐĞĚƋƵĞƐƟŽŶƐƚŽĂǀŽŝĚƌĞƉĞĂƚƐ͘
and campaigning in the most hotly ͞^ƟĐŬǁŝƚŚƚŚŝƐŐƵLJ͕͟ŽŶĞŵĂŶƵƌŐĞƐ͘
her for encouragement.
dŚĞĮŶĂůĚĞďĂƚĞŽĨƚŚĞĐĂŵƉĂŝŐŶǁŝůů
contested states.
Ryan played counterpoint, making ͞/͛ŵ ƉĞƌĐŚĞĚ͕ /͛ŵ ůŽŽŬŝŶŐ Ăƚ Śŝŵ͕ /͛ŵ ďĞ KĐƚ͘ ϮϮ Ăƚ >LJŶŶ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ŝŶ ŽĐĂ
tŝƚŚ ďŽƚŚ ĐĂŶĚŝĚĂƚĞƐ ƉƌĞƉĂƌŝŶŐ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ĐĂƐĞ ŝŶ KŚŝŽ ĂŶĚ tŝƐĐŽŶƐŝŶ ƚŚĂƚ smiling, I’m giving a thumbs up if he Raton, Fla., focusing on foreign policy.
the Tuesday night debate and Vice while Obama had inherited a tough ĐĂŶ ƐĞĞ ŝƚ Ͷ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ůŝŐŚƚƐ LJŽƵ ũƵƐƚ
WƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ :ŽĞ ŝĚĞŶ ĂƩĞŶĚŝŶŐ ĨŽƌŵĞƌ ĞĐŽŶŽŵŝĐ ƐŝƚƵĂƟŽŶ͕ ƚŚĞ ƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ͛Ɛ ŶĞǀĞƌĐĂŶƚĞůů͕͟ƐŚĞƐĂŝĚ͘͞/ĂƐƐƵŵĞƚŚĂƚ
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subjected to discrimination in any program or activity, on the basis of race, religion, belief, national origin,
veteran status, ethnic group or handicapping condition.

Minatare Public Schools

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1107 7th Street ‡ Minatare, Nebraska 69356
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School Administrative
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www.sau58.org
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Educator who fully and actively supports
Equal Access for all people regardless of Race,
Color, Religion, Gender, Age, Veteran Status,
Sexual Orientation, National Origin or Disability.

800 College Avenue ‡ Weed, CA 69094
www
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of the author and do not necessarily represent the
position or viewpoint of Minority Reporter. 

ŽůĂĐŬWĞŽƉůĞ^ƵƉƉŽƌƚKďĂŵĂ
:ƵƐƚĞĐĂƵƐĞ,Ğ͛ƐůĂĐŬ͍tĞůů͕/ƚĞƉĞŶĚƐ
^ŽŵĞƟŵĞƐ
/
have
random
thoughts while
ƐŝƫŶŐ
ĂŶĚ
ǁĂŝƟŶŐ
ĨŽƌ
other things to
ŚĂƉƉĞŶ͗  / ĐŽŵĞ
ƚŽ Ă ƌĞĂůŝnjĂƟŽŶ
ĂďŽƵƚ ƉŽůŝƟĐƐ
while I’m at the
grocery store, or
/͛ůůĮŐƵƌĞŽƵƚƚŚĞ
'5%2<&(
meaning of life
:$7.,16
while doing my
laundry. I’m always thinking, probably
Ă ďŝƚ ƚŽŽ ŵƵĐŚ͘  dŽĚĂLJ͕ ƚŚĞ ƋƵĞƐƟŽŶ
that came to mind was the one being
ĂƐŬĞĚ Ăƚ dŚĞ'ƌŝŽ͘ĐŽŵ͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ ŝƐ ͞Ž
black people back President Obama
ďĞĐĂƵƐĞŚĞ͛ƐďůĂĐŬ͍͟
One could easily argue that such
Ă ƋƵĞƐƟŽŶ ŝƐ ďŽƚŚ ŝŶƚƌŝŐƵŝŶŐ ĂŶĚ
ŝŶƐƵůƟŶŐ͘  /ƚ͛Ɛ ŝŶƚƌŝŐƵŝŶŐ ďĞĐĂƵƐĞ
ŶŽ ƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂů ĐĂŶĚŝĚĂƚĞ ŚĂƐ ĞǀĞƌ
received the level of black support
that’s been given to President Obama.
To disconnect this massive outpouring
ŽĨ ƉŽůŝƟĐĂů ĂīĞĐƟŽŶ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ĐŽůŽƌ
of his skin would be nothing short of
nonsensical. President Obama could
ĚƌŽƉ ĚƌŽŶĞƐ ŽŶ ůŝƩůĞ ďĂďŝĞƐ͕ ďĂĐŬ
ideas that are in direct contrast to
ďŝďůŝĐĂůƉƌŝŶĐŝƉůĞƐĂŶĚĚĂŵŶŶĞĂƌũŽŝŶ

ƚŚĞ <<< ǁŝƚŚŽƵƚ ůŽƐŝŶŐ ďůĂĐŬ ƐƵƉƉŽƌƚ
;/͛ŵ ƐƵƌĞ ů ^ŚĂƌƉƚŽŶ ǁŽƵůĚ ŐŝǀĞ Śŝŵ
ĐƌĞĚŝƚ ĨŽƌ ĚŝǀĞƌƐŝĨLJŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ <ůĂŶͿ͘  dŚĞ
consistent language coming from Tom
:ŽLJŶĞƌ͕ ^ƚĞǀĞ ,ĂƌǀĞLJ ĂŶĚ ĞǀĞƌLJ ŽƚŚĞƌ
ďůĂĐŬƉƵďůŝĐĮŐƵƌĞŝŶKďĂŵĂ͛ƐĐĂŵƉŝƐ
not based on policy decisions or sound
ůŽŐŝĐ͘/ŶƐƚĞĂĚ͕ƚŚĞŵĞƐƐĂŐĞŝƐ͞/ĨLJŽƵ
don’t support Obama, if you demand
ĂŶLJƚŚŝŶŐ ĨƌŽŵ Śŝŵ Žƌ ŝĨ LJŽƵ ƋƵĞƐƟŽŶ
him in any way, you’re nothing but a
ƐĞůůŽƵƚ͘͟

Professionals Network. The audience
was full of Obama supporters, some of
ǁŚŽŵ ;ƐĂĚůLJͿ ĞĚ ĚŽǁŶ Ă ǁŽŵĂŶ
ǁŚŽ ƐĂŝĚ ƐŚĞ ǁĂƐ ǀŽƟŶŐ ĨŽƌ DŝƩ
Romney. I don’t like Romney either,
but the degree to which you value
democracy is measured by your ability
ƚŽƚŽůĞƌĂƚĞŝĚĞĂƐǁŚŝĐŚĚŝīĞƌĨƌŽŵLJŽƵƌ
own. This test was failed miserably.

^ŽŵĞŽŶĞ ĂƐŬĞĚ ƚŚĞ ũƵĚŐĞ ŽŶ ƐƚĂŐĞ
with me if African Americans support
President Obama because he’s black.
dŚĞ ƌĞĂƐŽŶ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞ ƋƵĞƐƟŽŶ ŝƐ ,Ğƌ ŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞ ĂŶƐǁĞƌ ǁĂƐ ĐůĞĂƌůLJ͕
ŝŶƐƵůƟŶŐ ŝƐ ďĞĐĂƵƐĞ ŝƚ ƉƌĞƐƵŵĞƐ ͞EŽ͘͟
that African Americans can’t think
ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞŵƐĞůǀĞƐ͘  ŽƚŚ ĞŵŽĐƌĂƚƐ dŚĞ ũƵĚŐĞ ƐĂŝĚ͕ ͞/Ĩ ƚŚĂƚ ǁĞƌĞ ƚƌƵĞ͕
and Republicans rarely give African ǁĞ ǁŽƵůĚ ŚĂǀĞ ƐƵƉƉŽƌƚĞĚ ůĂƌĞŶĐĞ
Americans credit for being able to dŚŽŵĂƐ ĂŶĚ ůůĞŶ tĞƐƚ͕ ĂŶĚ
make our own decisions, support our ƚŚĞLJ͛ƌĞ ďůĂĐŬ ƚŽŽ͘͟  ŌĞƌ ŚĞĂƌŝŶŐ
own candidates and advocate for our the thunderous applause from the
ŽǁŶ ŝƐƐƵĞƐ͘  /ƚ͛Ɛ ĂƐ ŝĨ ƚŚĞ ĞŵŽĐƌĂƟĐ ĂƵĚŝĞŶĐĞ ĂŌĞƌ ƚŚĞ ũƵĚŐĞ͛Ɛ ƌĞŵĂƌŬƐ͕ /
agenda is handed to black people ŶŽƟĐĞĚƚŚĂƚƐŚĞĨĂŝůĞĚƚŽŵĞŶƟŽŶŽŶĞ
every year, and we’re expected to eat ŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚĨĂĐƚ͗dŚŽŵĂƐĂŶĚtĞƐƚĂƌĞ
ŝƚƵƉůŝŬĞƉŝŐƐŽŶĂĨĂƌŵ͘dŚŝƐŝƐtŚŝƚĞ ďŽƚŚ ZWh>/E^ ĂŶĚ KďĂŵĂ ŝƐ Ă
Supremacy 101 rearing its ugly head Democrat.
once again.
^Ž͕ĂƌĞďůĂĐŬƉĞŽƉůĞƐƵƉƉŽƌƟŶŐĂƌĂĐŬ
dŚĞ ƋƵĞƐƟŽŶ ďĞŝŶŐ ĂƐŬĞĚ ŚĞƌĞ KďĂŵĂ ũƵƐƚ ďĞĐĂƵƐĞ ŚĞ͛Ɛ ďůĂĐŬ͍  EŽ͕
reminds me of a debate I had with a ƚŚĞLJ ĂƌĞ ŶŽƚ͘  Ƶƚ ŵŝůůŝŽŶƐ ŽĨ ĨƌŝĐĂŶ
ǁŽŶĚĞƌĨƵůũƵĚŐĞĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƐŽƵƚŚ͘tĞ Americans support him because he is
were discussing the Obama presidency a black Democrat who has been given
ŝŶ ĂŶ ŽƉĞŶ ĨŽƌƵŵ ĚƵƌŝŶŐ ĂŶ ĂƐƚĞƌŶ enough support from white folks to 
ƵƌŽƉĞĂŶĐƌƵŝƐĞŚŽƐƚĞĚďLJƚŚĞEĂƟŽŶĂů ďĞ ŐŝǀĞŶ Ă ĐŚĂŶĐĞ ƚŽ ǁŝŶ͘  ĞĨŽƌĞ

WƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ KďĂŵĂ ĚĞĨĞĂƚĞĚ ,ŝůůĂƌLJ 
ůŝŶƚŽŶŝŶƚŚĞ/ŽǁĂƉƌŝŵĂƌLJĚƵƌŝŶŐƚŚĞ
ϮϬϬϴƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂůĞůĞĐƟŽŶ͕ŵŽƐƚďůĂĐŬ
people weren’t going to give him their
ǀŽƚĞ͘  Ƶƚ ĂŌĞƌ ŚĞ ĂƉƉĞĂƌĞĚ ƚŽ ŚĂǀĞ
support from white America, we felt
ƚŚĂƚ ǁĞ ŚĂĚ ͞ƉĞƌŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ͟ ƚŽ ƐƵƉƉŽƌƚ
him.
So, in many ways, African Americans
ĂƌĞ ŐĞƫŶŐ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŵĂŶ͕ ďƵƚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŵĂŶ
is the top pick primarily because he’s
been validated by white America.
'ĞƫŶŐ ŝŶƚŽ ƚŚĞ tŚŝƚĞ ,ŽƵƐĞ͕ ŶŽ
ŵĂƩĞƌ ŚŽǁ ŝƚ ŝƐ ĂĐĐŽŵƉůŝƐŚĞĚ͕ ŝƐ
the holy grail of black achievement
for some folks who’ve been trained
to believe that having access to
ƉƌĞĚŽŵŝŶĂŶƚůLJǁŚŝƚĞŝŶƐƟƚƵƟŽŶƐŝƐƚŚĞ
ŬĞLJ ƚŽ ŐĂŝŶŝŶŐ ĞƋƵĂůŝƚLJ͘   ^Ž͕ ŝŶ ƐŽŵĞ
ǁĂLJƐ͕ ǁĞ ƐƟůů ůŝǀĞ ŝŶ Ă ǁŽƌůĚ ǁŚĞƌĞ
ǁĞĂƌĞƚĞŵƉƚĞĚƚŽĨĞĞůƚŚĂƚǀĂůŝĚĂƟŽŶ
from the descendants of our historical
oppressor is necessary for us to make
the choices that are best for our own
ůŝǀĞƐ͘dŚŝƐŝƐEKdĂƉŽƐƚͲƌĂĐŝĂůƐŽĐŝĞƚLJ͘
ͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲͲ
Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Professor at
Syracuse University and founder of the
zŽƵƌůĂĐŬtŽƌůĚŽĂůŝƟŽŶ͘

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675$,*+7…NO CHASER

dŚĞƉŝƚŽŵĞŽĨWĂƌĞŶƚĂů/ŶǀŽůǀĞŵĞŶƚ
These days,
much
is
being
said
ĂŶĚ ǁƌŝƩĞŶ
about parent
involvement
and the need
for it in our
c h i l d r e n ’s
lives.

ŐƌĂĚƵĂƚĞĨƌŽŵƚŚĞŝƚLJ^ĐŚŽŽůŝƐƚƌŝĐƚ
should be considered the norm and
ĐĞůĞďƌĂƚĞĚ ŵŽƌĞ ƚŚĂŶ ƚŚĞLJ ĂƌĞ͘ Ƶƚ͕
ƵŶĨŽƌƚƵŶĂƚĞůLJƚŚĞĨŽĐƵƐŝƐŽŶƚŚĞŇĂǁƐ
these days.

And
the
*/25,$:,16721
ŶŝŶĞͲƉĞƌĐĞŶƚ
$/6$5$*
graduation
rate
for
black boys in
Rochester really is a shocker.

dŚĞĚĞĐůŝŶĞŽĨƚŚĞ^ŝƐĞdžĂĐƚůLJǁŚLJ/
ĨŽƵŶĚZƵƐŚͲ,ĞŶƌŝĞƩĂďĂĐŬŝŶƚŚĞĚĂLJ͘
And, if my child missed home room I
got a phone call.

Dropouts, and 3,000 kids missing
school each day has become what
we seem to expect and have become
complacent with.

dŚĞ ^ ŚĂƐ ďĞĐŽŵĞ ƐƵĐŚ Ă
bureaucracy, so busy overpaying folks 
Ƶƚ͕ŽǀĞƌƚŚĞLJĞĂƌƐǁĞŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶďƵƐLJ ǁŚŽĂƌĞŶŽƚĐůŽƐĞƚŽĚŽŝŶŐƚŚĞŝƌũŽďƐ͕
ĮdžŝŶŐǁŚĂƚŝƐŶŽƚďƌŽŬĞŶ͘^Ž͕ŝƚĐŽŵĞƐ ŝƚŝƐũƵƐƚĂƐŚĂŵĞ͘
as no real surprise to those who are
on the outside of the broken system dŚŝƐ &ƌŝĚĂLJ / ǁŝůů ďĞ ĂƩĞŶĚŝŶŐ Ă
,ŽŵĞĐŽŵŝŶŐ ŝŶ &ƌĂŶŬůŝŶ ŽƵŶƚLJ͕
ƚƌLJŝŶŐƚŽĐĂůůĂƩĞŶƟŽŶƚŽŝƚƐŇĂǁƐ͘
Alabama. Maybe something can be
I have spoken in recent days with said about the energy of parents in
several parent advocates who are no ƐŵĂůůĞƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƟĞƐ͘
longer willing to sit back and use their
/ƚ ŝƐ ŚĞĂƌƚͲǁĂƌŵŝŶŐ ƚŽ ďĞ ĂŵŽŶŐ
children as guinea pigs.
those who don’t make excuses when
Many are seriously considering private ŝƚĐŽŵĞƐƚŽƐƵƉƉŽƌƟŶŐƚŚĞŝƌĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͘
Žƌ ĂƚŚŽůŝĐ ƐĐŚŽŽůƐ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ͘ This community is exactly the way it
ƵƐĞĚƚŽďĞŝŶƚŚĞ^͘EŽŽŶĞŚĂƐƚŽ
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beg or bribe a parent to get involved
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you were not involved in your child’s
ĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶĂůũŽƵƌŶĞLJ͘

ĞǀĞŶƋƵĞƐƟŽŶĞĚĐŽŵŵĞŶƚƐŽƌŐƌĂĚĞƐ
on their report card.

zĞƐ͕ ƚŚĞ ƐLJƐƚĞŵ ŝƐ ďƌŽŬĞŶ͕ ďƵƚ ƐŽ ĂƌĞ
the homes that children come from. It
is the lack of parental involvement that
contributes to the children who fall
ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ƚŚĞ ĐƌĂĐŬƐ͘ ^ŽŵĞ ŐĞƚ ŶŽƟĐĞƐ
and others don’t.

It seems their parents never
understood how important it is
to dialogue and have a working
ƌĞůĂƟŽŶƐŚŝƉǁŝƚŚĂĐŚŝůĚ͛ƐƚĞĂĐŚĞƌ͘

/Ŷ &ƌĂŶŬůŝŶ ŽƵŶƚLJ͕ ůĂďĂŵĂ͕ ǁŚĞƌĞ /
am as you read this, the community
has about 9,000 residents. And the
ƉŽƉƵůĂƟŽŶŝƐĂďŽƵƚĂƐĚŝǀĞƌƐĞĂƐŵĂŶLJ
ůĂƌŐĞƌĐŝƟĞƐ͘

Ignorance promotes ignorance. Unity
is the key word in community.
dŚĞƚĞƌŵ͕͞/ƚƚĂŬĞƐĂǀŝůůĂŐĞƚŽƌĂŝƐĞĂ
ĐŚŝůĚ͕͟ ŝƐ ŽǀĞƌƵƐĞĚ͕ ĂŶĚ ĨĂƌ ƚŽŽ ŵĂŶLJ
people do not really comprehend its
true meaning.

KŶĞͲƚŚŝƌĚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƉŽƉƵůĂƟŽŶ ŝƐ ďůĂĐŬ͕
ŽŶĞͲƚŚŝƌĚǁŚŝƚĞ;ŽĨƵƌŽƉĞĂŶĚĞƐĐĞŶƚͿ
ĂŶĚ ŽŶĞͲƚŚŝƌĚ ,ŝƐƉĂŶŝĐ ;ŵŽƐƚůLJ
DĞdžŝĐĂŶͲŵĞƌŝĐĂŶƐǁŝƚŚĂƐƉƌŝŶŬůĞŽĨ 
ƵďĂŶƐĂŶĚ'ƵĂƚĞŵĂůĂŶƐͿ͘tŚĂƚ/ĮŶĚ
ĨĂƐĐŝŶĂƟŶŐ ĂŶĚ ŚĞĂƌƚͲǁĂƌŵŝŶŐ ŝƐ ƚŚĞ
ƉƌĞƉĂƌĂƟŽŶ ĂŶĚ ĐŚĂƩĞƌ ƚĂŬŝŶŐ ƉůĂĐĞ
about homecoming.

Some think it means they have a right
ƚŽ Ɛŝƚ ŽŶ ƚŚĞŝƌ ďƵƩƐ ĂŶĚ ůĞƚ ƐŽŵĞŽŶĞ
else advocate on behalf of their child.
That’s true.

,ŽŵĞĐŽŵŝŶŐ ŝƐ ŶŽƚ ŶĞǁ ƚŽ ĐŽůůĞŐĞƐ
and some high schools, but to be
among the energy of parents planning
to leave work early to support the rally
and parade that will take place Friday
morning is unusual. Most parades
I am accustomed to take place on
Saturday’s when most working people
are available.

I spent close to 15 years in parent
ŝŶǀŽůǀĞŵĞŶƚǁŝƚŚ,ĞĂĚ^ƚĂƌƚĂŶĚ
/ŬŶŽǁƚŚĞƐĞƚƌƵƚŚƐƚŽďĞƐĞůĨͲĞǀŝĚĞŶƚ͘

:ƵƐƚĂƐŬƚŚŽƐĞůŝŬĞƌŶĞƐƚ&ůĂŐůĞƌ͕ĂƌƌŝĞ
ZĞŵŝƐ͕ůůĞŶtŝůůŝĂŵƐ͕&Ğůŝdž:ĂĐŽďƐĂŶĚ
others who are truly on the front line.

I know exactly what is wrong with the 
^͖ ĂŶĚ / ŬŶŽǁ ĞdžĂĐƚůLJ ǁŚĂƚ ŝƐ ƌŝŐŚƚ
ǁŝƚŚ ƉĂƌĞŶƚƐ ƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƟŶŐ ŝŶ &ƌĂŶŬůŝŶ 
ŽƵŶƚLJ͕ůĂďĂŵĂ͘

It can’t be said enough. Parental
zĞƚ ŚĞƌĞ͕ ƉĞŽƉůĞ ŵĂŬĞ ƐƵƌĞ ƚŚĞLJ involvement should be natural, an
ŚĂǀĞ ƚŚĞŝƌ dͲƐŚŝƌƚƐ ĂŶĚ ĂƌĞ ĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ ĞdžƉĞĐƚĂƟŽŶ͕ ĂŶĚ Ă ƉƌŝŽƌŝƚLJ ŝĨ LJŽƵ
to support their children. It is expect your child to succeed.
commendable to say the least.
No one should have to remind you or
zŽƵ ƐĞĞ͕ ƚŚĞ ,ŽŵĞĐŽŵŝŶŐ ŚĞƌĞ ŝƐ ĨŽƌ ďĞĂƚLJŽƵƵƉǁŚĞŶĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐ͕ŵĞĞƟŶŐƐ
high school, not college students.
and other events occur that impact
LJŽƵƌĐŚŝůĚ͘zŽƵƐŚŽƵůĚďĞƚŚĞƌĞ͊dŚĞƌĞ 
ůĞŵĞŶƚĂƌLJ ĂŶĚ ŵŝĚĚůĞ ƐĐŚŽŽů were no excuses!
students are being let out of school
ĞĂƌůLJƐŽƚŚĞLJĐĂŶƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƚĞĂƐǁĞůů͘ 
ĂĐŬŝŶƚŚĞĚĂLJ͕ƚŚĞƌĞǁĂƐŶŽƋƵĞƐƟŽŶ
ĂďŽƵƚƉĂƌĞŶƚƐĂƩĞŶĚŝŶŐŽƉĞŶŚŽƵƐĞƐ
If they are not in the parade, or ĂƚƐĐŚŽŽů͘dŚĞƋƵĞƐƟŽŶďĞĐĂŵĞǁŚŝĐŚ
ŝŶǀŽůǀĞĚŝŶĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐ͕ŵŽƐƚĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶŝŶ parent it would be, because most
ĂƩĞŶĚĂŶĐĞ ǁŝůů ďĞ ǁŝƚŚ ŽŶĞ Žƌ ŵŽƌĞ households did have two parents.
parent.
And anyone who thinks the decline of
There is no abundance of rich people ŵŽƌĂůĮďĞƌŝŶƐŽĐŝĞƚLJŝƐŶŽƚĐŽŶƚƌŝďƵƟŶŐ
in this community. Most are working to our decline as a community needs
class poor who recognize their true to get a grip.
riches are their children.
^ŽĐŝĞƚLJ ŵĂLJ ĮŶĚ ĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ ďŽƌŶ ƚŽ Ă
A few years ago I wrote about a pizza woman with no husband as acceptable,
party that was hosted to introduce the ďƵƚ/ĚŽŶ͛ƚ͊tŽŵĞŶǁŝƚŚĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶŶĞĞĚ
athletes for the upcoming school year. to get their houses in order. 
ǀĞƌLJĨĂŵŝůLJďƌŽƵŐŚƚĂƉŝnjnjĂ͘dŚĞƌĞŚĂĚ
ƚŽďĞϰϬϬƉŝnjnjĂƐŽŶƚĂďůĞƐƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƟŶŐ
the support the student athletes in
this community.

zŽƵ ŵŝŐŚƚ ďĞ ƚŚĞ ďĂĚĚĞƐƚ ǁŽŵĂŶ ŽŶ
the planet but you are not dad and you
ĂƌĞ ŶŽƚ ƋƵĂůŝĮĞĚ ƚŽ ďĞ ĚĂĚ͕ ǁŽŵĂŶ͘
zŽƵĂƌĞLJŽƵƌĐŚŝůĚ͛ƐĮƌƐƚƚĞĂĐŚĞƌ͊

There is no secret to parent Only you can make the decision to have
ŝŶǀŽůǀĞŵĞŶƚ͘ zŽƵ ĞŝƚŚĞƌ ĐĂƌĞ ĂďŽƵƚ your child emulate your intelligence or
your child or you don’t.
your ignorance. Get with the program!
^ŽĐŝĞƚLJŝƐůĞŌƚŽĚĞĂůǁŝƚŚƚŚĞĐŚŽŝĐĞƐ
Perhaps the sad ignorant parents you make to be involved or not.
ǁŚŽ ĚŽ ŶŽƚ ƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƚĞ ŚĂĚ ŶŽ ŽŶĞ
ƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƚĞ ǁŚŝůĞ ƚŚĞLJ ǁĞƌĞ ŽŶ ƚŚĞŝƌ School administrators are not killing
ĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶĂůũŽƵƌŶĞLJ͘
LJŽƵƌ ĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ ʹ LJŽƵ ĂƌĞ ďLJ ŶŽƚ
challenging them to be their best!
DĂLJďĞ ƚŚĞLJ ŶĞǀĞƌ ŚĂĚ ƚŚĞ ďĞŶĞĮƚ ŽĨ ---------------------------------ĂƉĂƌĞŶƚƐŚŽƵƟŶŐĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƐƚĂŶĚƐ͕Žƌ Gloria Winston Al-Sarag is a Community Activist, Writer,
Communicator, Political Activist. She is a native Rochesapplauding them at recitals or plays.
Perhaps they never had parents who

terian and has been involved with numerous community
orgainzations in Rochester.
Contact Gloria at: JazzyG4202@aol.com

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ZWŽĸĐĞƌƐƌĞĂŬŝŶƚŽ,ŽŵĞ͕ŽŶĚƵĐƚ
tĂƌƌĂŶƚůĞƐƐ^ĞĂƌĐŚ͕KŶĞzĞĂƌĂŌĞƌŽŵŵŝƫŶŐWĞƌũƵƌLJ
In July of this
year, a lawsuit
ǁĂƐĮůĞĚĂŐĂŝŶƐƚ
ƚŚĞ ŝƚLJ ŽĨ
Rochester, the
Rochester Police
department and
ZW
ŽĸĐĞƌƐ
ZLJĂŶ,ĂƌƚůĞLJĂŶĚ
Rob Osipovitch
accusing them of
lying, falsifying
'$9<9$5$
police reports
ĂŶĚĐŽŵŵŝƫŶŐƉĞƌũƵƌLJ͕ƵŶĚĞƌŽĂƚŚŝŶ
ĨƌŽŶƚŽĨĂDŽŶƌŽĞŽƵŶƚLJŐƌĂŶĚũƵƌLJŝŶ
ĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶǁŝƚŚĂƚƌĂĸĐƐƚŽƉ͘

Dƌ͘ĂƌŝĚĞĂƵdž͛ƐǀĞŚŝĐůĞ͕ƚŚĞZŽĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ
Police Department claims that the
ŽĸĐĞƌƐĨŽƵŶĚĚƌƵŐƐĂŶĚĂǁĞĂƉŽŶŝŶ
the vehicle.
ZŽĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ͕ Ez WŽůŝĐĞ ŽĸĐĞƌƐ ZLJĂŶ
,ĂƌƚůĞLJ ĂŶĚ ZŽď KƐŝƉŽǀŝƚĐŚ ůĂƚĞƌ
ƚĞƐƟĮĞĚ ŝŶ ĨƌŽŶƚ ŽĨ Ă ŐƌĂŶĚ ũƵƌLJ ĂŶĚ
ĐŽŵŵŝƩĞĚ ƉĞƌũƵƌLJ ďLJ ůLJŝŶŐ ƵŶĚĞƌ
oath. 
ŌĞƌ ĂƌŝĚĞĂƵdž ƐƉĞŶƚ ĨŽƵƌ ŵŽŶƚŚƐ
ŝŶ ũĂŝů͕ ĐŚĂƌŐĞƐ ĂŐĂŝŶƐƚ Śŝŵ ǁĞƌĞ
ĚŝƐŵŝƐƐĞĚ ďLJ DŽŶƌŽĞ ŽƵŶƚLJ ŽƵƌƚ
Judge Daniel Doyle.

In his decision to dismiss the
dŚĂƚƚƌĂĸĐƐƚŽƉ͕ǁŚŝĐŚŽĐĐƵƌƌĞĚŝŶ:ƵůLJ ĐŚĂƌŐĞƐ͕ :ƵĚŐĞ ŽLJůĞ ƐĂŝĚ ͞ŝƚ ǁĂƐ
of 2011, involved Rochester resident an unreasonable stop... based on
the review of the video, there’s no
:ĞƌĂŵŝĞĂƌŝĚĞĂƵdž͘
ambiguity at all that a car being 
ĂƌŝĚĞĂƵdž ǁĂƐ ĚƌŝǀŝŶŐ ŽŶ ZŽĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ͛Ɛ ŽƉĞƌĂƚĞĚ ďLJ :ĞƌĂŵŝĞ ĂƌŝĚĞĂƵdž ĚŝĚ
east side when he came to the come to a complete stop before the
ŝŶƚĞƌƐĞĐƟŽŶ ŽĨ ŽŶŬĞLJ ǀĞŶƵĞ ĂŶĚ ƉŽůŝĐĞƐƚŽƉƉĞĚƚŚĞǀĞŚŝĐůĞ͘͟
Avenue D.
^ŝŶĐĞƚŚĞŶ͕ZŽĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ͕EzWŽůŝĐĞŚŝĞĨ 
ŽŵŝŶŐŝŶƚŚĞŽƉƉŽƐŝƚĞĚŝƌĞĐƟŽŶǁĂƐ James Sheppard has refused to take
ZW ŽĸĐĞƌƐ ZLJĂŶ ,ĂƌƚůĞLJ ĂŶĚ ZŽď ĂŶLJĚŝƐĐŝƉůŝŶĂƌLJĂĐƟŽŶĂŐĂŝŶƐƚŽĸĐĞƌƐ
,ĂƌƚůĞLJ Žƌ KƐŝƉŽǀŝƚĐŚ͕ ĚĞƐƉŝƚĞ ĐůĞĂƌ
Osipovitch.
ĞǀŝĚĞŶĐĞƚŚĂƚƚŚĞLJůŝĞĚĂŶĚĐŽŵŵŝƩĞĚ
,ĂƌƚůĞLJ ĂŶĚ KƐŝƉŽǀŝƚĐŚ ĂĐĐƵƐĞĚ ƉĞƌũƵƌLJ͘ 
ĂƌŝĚĞĂƵdž ŽĨ ĨĂŝůŝŶŐ ƚŽ ĐŽŵĞ ƚŽ Ă
complete stop in order to have a tĞůů͕ŚĞƌĞǁĞŐŽĂŐĂŝŶ͘
reason to pull him over.
ZŽĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ͕ Ez WŽůŝĐĞ ŽĸĐĞƌƐ ZLJĂŶ 
Ƶƚ ƚŚĂŶŬƐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ƉŽǁĞƌ ŽĨ ǀŝĚĞŽ͕ Ă ,ĂƌƚůĞLJĂŶĚZŽďKƐŝƉŽǀŝƚĐŚĂƌĞďĂĐŬŝŶ 
ŝƚLJŽĨZŽĐŚĞƐƚĞƌƐƵƌǀĞŝůůĂŶĐĞĐĂŵĞƌĂ the spotlight.
recorded the whole incident, including 
ŶĚ ƚŚŝƐ ƟŵĞ͕ DŽŶƌŽĞ ŽƵŶƚLJ͕ Ez
ŽĸĐĞƌ,ĂƌƚůĞLJĂŶĚKƐŝƉŽǀŝƚĐŚ͛ƐůŝĞƐ͘
Judge Doug Randall issued an order 
ŌĞƌ ƚŚĞ ŝůůĞŐĂů ƐƚŽƉ ĂŶĚ ƐĞĂƌĐŚ ŽĨ ĂĐĐƵƐŝŶŐ ZŽĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ WŽůŝĐĞ ŽĸĐĞƌ

TThe New Normal

ZLJĂŶ ,ĂƌƚůĞLJ ŽĨ ŶŽƚ ŽŶůLJ ůLJŝŶŐ͕ ďƵƚ ŚŽŵĞ ŽŶůLJ ĂŌĞƌ ƚŚĞLJ ŽďƚĂŝŶĞĚ ƚŚĞ
also of breaking into a man’s home warrant.
ĂŶĚ ĐŽŶĚƵĐƟŶŐ Ă ͞ǁĂƌƌĂŶƚůĞƐƐ͟ ĂŶĚ 
d ŶŽƟĮĞĚ ϵϭϭ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŽŶƐ
͞ƵŶĐŽŶƐƟƚƵƟŽŶĂů͟ƐĞĂƌĐŚ͘
center that someone had entered the
On March 14, 2012, around 8 p.m., home around 8 p.m.
ZŽĐŚĞƐƚĞƌWŽůŝĐĞŽĸĐĞƌƐZLJĂŶ,ĂƌƚůĞLJ
and Rob Osipovitch illegally broke into ^ƵďƐĞƋƵĞŶƚ ŵŽƟŽŶ ƐĞŶƐŽƌƐ ǁĞƌĞ 
ŚƌŝƐƚŽƉŚĞƌŚĂƌůĞƐDĐEĂŝƌ͛ƐŚŽŵĞŽŶ triggered following that.
Roxborough Rd. where they claimed to
Also, two of McNair’s neighbors, who
have found drugs and cash.
ůŝǀĞĂĐƌŽƐƐƚŚĞƐƚƌĞĞƚƚĞƐƟĮĞĚƚŚĂƚƚŚĞLJ
McNair would later be indicted on ƐĂǁ ƉŽůŝĐĞ ŽĸĐĞƌƐ ǁŝƚŚ ŇĂƐŚůŝŐŚƚƐ
charges which included criminal inside McNair’s home around 8 p.m.
possession of a controlled substance
ϭƐƚ ĚĞŐƌĞĞ͖ Ă ůĂƐƐ  ĨĞůŽŶLJ ƚŚĂƚ ZW ŽĸĐĞƌ ZLJĂŶ ,ĂƌƚůĞLJ ƌĞƉŽƌƚĞĚůLJ
carries a possible twenty year prison secured a perimeter around McNair’s
ŚŽŵĞ ĂŶĚ ƚĞƐƟĮĞĚ ŝŶ ĐŽƵƌƚ ƚŚĂƚ ŚĞ
sentence.
ŵĂĚĞ ĞŶƚƌLJ ŝŶƚŽ ƚŚĞ ŚŽŵĞ ŽŶůLJ ĂŌĞƌ
,ŽǁĞǀĞƌ͕ ƚŚĂƚ ĐŚĂƌŐĞ͕ ĂŶĚ ŵŽƐƚ ŽĨ the search warrant was obtained.
the charges in the indictment were
dismissed by Judge Randall, who, ,ĂƌƚůĞLJ ĂůƐŽ ƚĞƐƟĮĞĚ ƚŚĂƚ ŚŝƐ ŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƚ
during a hearing to decide what in McNair’s home was a result of a
evidence would be admissible at trial, ƟƉ ĨƌŽŵ Ă ͞ĐŽŶĐĞƌŶĞĚ ĐŝƟnjĞŶ͕͟ ǁŚŽ
ƐĞǀĞƌĂů ƟŵĞƐ ͞ĐĂůůĞĚ ŝŶƚŽ ƋƵĞƐƟŽŶ͟ ǁĂƐ ůĂƚĞƌ ŝĚĞŶƟĮĞĚ ĂƐ Ă ĐŽŶĮĚĞŶƟĂů
ZŽĐŚĞƐƚĞƌWŽůŝĐĞŽĸĐĞƌZLJĂŶ,ĂƌƚůĞLJ͛Ɛ informant.
ƚĞƐƟŵŽŶLJŽŶƚŚĞǁŝƚŶĞƐƐƐƚĂŶĚ͘
:ƵĚŐĞ ZĂŶĚĂůů͛Ɛ ĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶ ƌĞĂĚƐ͕ ͞^ĂŝĚ
Judge Randall’s order, issued on informant could not in any way be 
ƵŐƵƐƚ ϵ͕ ϮϬϭϮ͕ ůĂLJƐ ŽƵƚ ZW ŽĸĐĞƌ ĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĞĚ Ă ͚ĐŽŶĐĞƌŶĞĚ ĐŝƟnjĞŶ͛ ĂƐ
ZLJĂŶ,ĂƌƚůĞLJ͛ƐĂƐǁĞůůĂƐŽƚŚĞƌǁŝƚŶĞƐƐ ĐŚĂƌĂĐƚĞƌŝnjĞĚďLJŽĸĐĞƌ,ĂƌƚůĞLJ͘͟
ƚĞƐƟŵŽŶLJ͕ ƐŚŽǁŝŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ZW ŽĸĐĞƌƐ
obtained a warrant to enter McNair’s At one point, Randall’s decision
ŚŽŵĞ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ϭϭ Ɖ͘ŵ͕͘ ďƵƚ ŽŶůLJ ĂŌĞƌ ƐƚĂƚĞƐ͕ ͞KĸĐĞƌ ,ĂƌƚůĞLJ͛Ɛ ƚĞƐƟŵŽŶLJ
DĐEĂŝƌ ǁĂƐ ŝŶ ĐƵƐƚŽĚLJ ĂŌĞƌ ďĞŝŶŐ ƐƚĂƟŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ŶŽ ŽŶ ĞŶƚĞƌĞĚ ƚŚĞ
ƉƵůůĞĚŽǀĞƌĨŽƌĂƚƌĂĸĐǀŝŽůĂƟŽŶ͘
ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶĐĞ Ăƚ ϯϳϱ ZŽdžďŽƌŽƵŐŚ ZŽĂĚ
ƵŶƟůŚĞƌĞƚƵƌŶĞĚǁŝƚŚĂƐŝŐŶĞĚƐĞĂƌĐŚ
The problem is, that evidence from ǁĂƌƌĂŶƚ ŝƐ ƐƵĸĐŝĞŶƚůLJ ĚŝƐĐƌĞĚŝƚĞĚ
ADT home alarm records contradicts ďLJ ƚŚĞ ƚĞƐƟŵŽŶLJ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĐŽŶĮĚĞŶƟĂů
ZW ŽĸĐĞƌ ZLJĂŶ ,ĂƌƚůĞLJ͛Ɛ ƚĞƐƟŵŽŶLJ ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂŶƚ͕ DĂŐŐŝĞ Ğůů ;ŶĞŝŐŚďŽƌͿ͕
ƚŚĂƚŚĞĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌŽĸĐĞƌƐĞŶƚĞƌĞĚƚŚĞ EĂŬĞLJĂ Ğůů ;ŶĞŝŐŚďŽƌͿ͕ ^ƚĞƉŚĞŶ
&ŝƐĐŚĞƌĂŶĚƚŚĞƟŵŝŶŐŽĨƚŚĞϵϭϭĐĂůůƐ͕
ƚŚĞ ŵŽƟŽŶ ƐĞŶƐŽƌ ĂůĂƌŵ͕ ƚŚĞ d
^ĞĐƵƌŝƚLJ ĂůĂƌŵ ŶŽƟĮĐĂƟŽŶƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ 
;ϵϭϭͬƉŽůŝĐĞͿ ƌĞƉŽƌƚƐ ƌĞůĂƚĞĚ ƚŽ
what occurred inside the residence at
ϯϳϱ ZŽdžďŽƌŽƵŐŚ ZŽĂĚ ŽŶ DĂƌĐŚ ϭϰ͕
ϮϬϭϮ͘͟
According to Randall’s decision,
ZW ŽĸĐĞƌ ZLJĂŶ ,ĂƌƚůĞLJ ĂŶĚ ZŽď
Osipovitch both were involved in
ĚƌĂŌŝŶŐƚŚĞƐĞĂƌĐŚǁĂƌƌĂŶƚ͘
ZW ŽĸĐĞƌ ZŽď KƐŝƉŽǀŝƚĐŚ ǁĂƐ ĂůƐŽ
involved in the warrantless break in
and search of McNair’s home.
Judge Randall’s decision comes about
ĂŵŽŶƚŚĂŌĞƌZWŽĸĐĞƌƐ,ĂƌƚůĞLJĂŶĚ
Osipovitch were named in a lawsuit
ĮůĞĚďLJ:ĞƌĂŵŝĞĂƌŝĚĞĂƵdž͛ƐĂƩŽƌŶĞLJ͘ 
ŶĚ ũƵƐƚ ůŝŬĞ ƚŚĞ ůĂƐƚ ƟŵĞ ZŽĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ
WŽůŝĐĞ ŽĸĐĞƌƐ ZLJĂŶ ,ĂƌƚůĞLJ ĂŶĚ ZŽď
Osipovitch were found to have lied and
ĐŽŵŵŝƩĞĚƉĞƌũƵƌLJŝŶĨƌŽŶƚŽĨĂŐƌĂŶĚ
ũƵƌLJ ŝŶ ĂƌŝĚĞĂƵdž͛Ɛ ĐĂƐĞ͕ ZŽĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ
WŽůŝĐĞ ŚŝĞĨ :ĂŵĞƐ ^ŚĞƉƉĂƌĚ ŽŶĐĞ
again, said he had no comment.
dŚŝƐĐŽŵŝŶŐĨƌŽŵĂŚŝĞĨŽĨƉŽůŝĐĞǁŚŽ
has said he wants the community’s
respect and trust. 
ŶĚƐƟůů͕ZŽĐŚĞƐƚĞƌWŽůŝĐĞŽĸĐĞƌƐZLJĂŶ
,ĂƌƚůĞLJĂŶĚZŽďKƐŝƉŽǀŝƚĐŚƌĞŵĂŝŶŽŶ
duty, patrolling Rochester’s streets.

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