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   Star Beacon (Newspaper) - January 2, 2007, Ashtabula, Ohio                             ENTERTAINMENT 60 MINUTES DECIDES NOT TO REPLACE BRADLEY His workload will be spread amongst others Page C3 STAR NATION BRONCOS CB KILLED IN DRIVEBY SHOOTING Stretch limo sprayed by bullets Page A3 BEACON TUESDAY JANUARY 2 2007 WARREN DILLAWAY Star Beacon JEREMY BROOKS 8 of Rock Creek and his mother Candace celebrate his remission from cancer during the holi day season A community cares Many help boy as he recovers from cancer NEWSSTAND 50 CENTS HOME DELIVERY 35 CENTS Ashtabula in spotlight over OSU Fla game National championship game targets media attention on city This is based on a Sun day Columbus Dispatch story ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS The national championship game between Ohio State and Florida is putting a struggling Lake Erie town trying to reinvent itself back in the spotlight Gators coach Urban Meyer and Ohio State offensive coordinator Jim Bollman By MARGIE TRAX PAG Staff Writer ROCK CREEK Picking through every blade of grass in his Rock Creek backyard 8yearold Jeremy Brooks searches and searches for the fossils of prehistoric mammals There were no dinosaurs in Ashtabula but I could still find the bones of a woolly mammoth or a sabertooth or a giant land sloth Jeremy said Jeremy is still going strong even after a twoyear battle with brain cancer that nearly killed him I was sick for a long time but I am still going to be a paleontologist I am going to be OK now he said Jeremys journey began on Fathers Day 2004 when he woke up feeling sick His mother Candace rushed him to the hospital where doctors found a large tumor in Jeremys brain After surgery Jeremy began a year of chemotherapy He lost his hair some cognitive abilities some hearing and has a sensitivity to light He may need a hearing aide in the future He survived the chemo took everything out of him but he sur vived We all survived We were all so scared and there was so much to go through to get to this remission Candace Brooks said Now in remission 16 months Jere my spends his time watching SpongeBob SquarePants on televi See CARES Page A2 are natives of Ashtabu An inter view with Jim Bollman la a city Pa9e B1 of 21000 people about 60 miles east of Cleveland Its helping put us back on the map said Tom Penna basketball coach at Sts John Paul and a classmate of Meyers who remains in touch with him The whole city is talking about Urban and this game The exposure comes at a good time for a city that has struggled with a declining population vacant storefronts down town and pollution so bad in the Ashtabula River Associated Press FLORIDA HEAD coach Urban Meyer in a Novem ber photo that people have been told not to eat fish caught in a twomile section The US Census in 2000 revealed 214 percent of the citys residents live in poverty and median household income was It was a great place to grow up and go to school Bollman told The Colum bus Dispatch for a story published Sunday The See GAME Page A2 2 in 5 bosses dont keep their word new study shows By BRENT KALLESTAD Associated Press Writer TALLAHASSEE Fla For most people its back to work today after a holi day weekend with family and friends And for many a new study shows it will be under a bad boss Nearly two of five bosses dont keep their word and more than a fourth bad mouth those they super vise to coworkers the Florida State University study shows And those alltoocom mon poor managers create plenty of problems for companies as well leading to poor morale less pro duction and higher turnover They say that employees dont leave their job or company they leave their boss said Wayne Hochwarter an associate professor of management in the College of Business at Florida State Universi ty who joined with two doctoral students at the school to survey more than 700 people working in a variety of jobs about how their bosses treat them No abuse should be taken lightly especially in situations where it becomes a criminal act said Hochwarter Employees stuck in an abusive relationship expe rienced more exhaustion job tension nervousness depressed moods and mis trust the researchers found They found that a good working environment is often more important than pay and that its no coincidence that poor morale leads to lower pro duction They employees were less likely to take on addi tional tasks such as work ing longer or on weekends and were generally less satisfied with their job See BOSSES Page A2 Bush pays respects to Ford By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP President Bush bowed his head in silence on Monday before the flagdraped cas ket of Gerald R Ford join ing thousands of mourners who paid their respects to the man who guided the nation after the tumul tuous Watergate years Silence fell under the Capitol dome when the president and his wife Laura walked toward the casket illuminated by spotlights and guarded at each corner by members of a military honor guard The president who will eulogize Ford on today said nothing during the brief oneminute visit Monday As three days of public viewing drew to a close Fords widow Betty returned to the Capitol and sat in the Rotunda for about 20 minutes with her three sons her daughter and their spouses She clutched the hand of son Michael Son Steven helped her up when she Associated Press BETTY FORD is comforted by her sons Michael and Steve Ford right as she visits the casket of her husband President Gerald Ford in the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington Monday with emotion at the cas ket It was a rainy overcast day and people waited in line under umbrellas and parka hoods to say farewell to Ford who died walked over to the casket touching it one last time Two of the formerpresi dents grandchildren Heather Vance and Tyne Vance Berlariga embraced after they were overcome Dec 26 at age 93 Funeral will be held today at Washingtons National Cathedral where a bell will toll 38 times for the 38th president Ford See BUSH Page A2 11 INDEX Advice Comics C4C5 Currents C1 Entertainmetit Opinion People Puzzled C6 DEATHS Pages A3 A5 DRUM Margaret M ERICKSON Jennie M LISTER Jacqueline MILLER David DJ PAOLUCCI Cleo PHILLIPS Raymond W SANTORIELLA Joseph STILLANPAA Anna M STROETER James H SWAN Nellie B WALLACE Clarice M ZONER Calvin C LOCAL PageA2 Shooter identified The Conneaut man who fired several rounds at a local bar and then killed himself has been identified by the Ashtabula County coroners office WEATHER Partly cloudy Details Page A2 High 39 Low 34 Sunrise am Sunset pm   

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