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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
■ North Zone Edition

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Proposed cut of 35 teachers put on hold in cash-strapped district
The layoffs, which were removed from the personnel TAYLOR— About 180 report on the agenda, would school district employees cut positions from the and parents flooded the elementary to high school Board of Education office levels. meeting Monday night conNegotiations are schedcerned with proposed staffuled between the union ing cuts and class size. and the board for the rest After a closed session of the week as the district of nearly three hours, the fights to climb out of a board delayed an anticipat$19 million general fund ed vote on cutting 35 teacher deficit. A three-year deficit positions and multiple elimination plan was subcounselors due to continued mitted to the state Board of negotiations with the Taylor Education last month but Federation of Teachers. has not been accepted yet.
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By David Komer

The sides agreed to continue negotiations until noon Thursday. If no agreement is struck, the board will have a special meeting the same day to vote on the layoffs, which would then be delivered per contract, according to board president John Reilly. One positive came earlier in the day when Local 26M of the Service Employees International Union support staff ratified a deal for a six

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Each year, key city officials involved in the Wyandotte Goodfellows campaign get the newspaper drive rolling by being the first ones to make donations. Contributing to the cause are 27th District Judge Randy Kalmbach (left), Chuck Gillenwater of the Reserve Police, Fire Chief Jeffery Carley, Mayor Joseph Peterson, Councilman Todd Browning and Police Chief Daniel Grant. Not pictured is Councilman Lawrence Stec, who has served as Goodfellows president for more than a decade.

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The News-Herald

MELVINDALE — Police still are looking for four unknown people that were involved in an Oct. 28 stabbing outside of the White Rhino Bar, 4238 Oakwood Blvd. on Allen Rd. at West Rd. When officers arrived at Woodhaven the bar just after 2 a.m. they 1-734-676-9600 found “a splattering” of www.rodgerschevrolet.com blood all over the sidewalk Chevy Runs Deep and bar parking lot. Three men, all bleeding, said they were stabbed. All of them were taken to area hospitals for treatment. The nature of their injuries was not released. It happened during a fight outside of the bar after one of the three was punched by an unknown woman. The fight escalated from there to include “four or five” people, witnesses said, attacking the three men. There were at least four attackers, all described as hispanic. Two woman and two men, and possibly a third man, also joined in the fight. The first two victims gave similar statements of being attacked by an unknown woman, the third victim gave police a false name and a different story from the first two. He told police he attempted to break up a fight between four hispanic men when two of them attacked him. No one at the scene saw the weapon or weapons that were used to stab the men. At least two of them had stab wounds and all three were bleeding. Bar employees saw the fight and broke it up, but were
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WYANDOTTE — When times are bad, donations to charitable causes tend to go down. But that hasn’t been the case when it comes to donations to the Wyandotte Goodfellows. In fact, the organization has been not only holding its own, but is bucking the trend by continuing to see an increase in donations from year to year.

That’s a good thing, said Secretary/Treasurer Andy Swiecki, because without the generosity of so many area residents the Goodfellows wouldn’t be able to accomplish its goal of making sure no child goes without a Christmas. When the donation level allows it, the Goodfellows can be more generous with the families they assist. “We help out between 120 and 130 families each year,

all who live in Wyandotte,” Swiecki said. “When we get more, we can give more per family.” It helps to have enthusiastic volunteers. Firefighters kick off the Goodfellows’ big newspaper sales fundraiser at the annual Christmas parade, which takes place Nov. 17 in the downtown area. That’s followed a week later by the efforts of the Reserve Police, who solicit dona-

tions on one of the city’s busiest streets, usually at the Fort Street and Eureka Road intersection, the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. Volunteers often go out after that, depending on weather conditions and how much has been raised. Over the past few years the organization has raised upward of $18,000, almost all of
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