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1 . Number 12 , / boss glad to Oenter stage rather be on the ski i)orgoining table. Bq T0nq Castro Betty NJcho has knovm bad sd nne as exhausting as the unpre- to mcJver during this year's negotiaons. ha beer on the ski slopes as in the em avid skier better known as presi- i on. steadfast refused to guarantee I=e than one year, insisting such a ,ure  heal of the dstt  lragged on for a year and a half distrust between the board and reached last month. g a 2% pay hike for both the just years (they had sought a 3% got the right to rescind the 2% Year if its budget reserve falls below a came as a welcome relief from and the thanidess roe of The Community Owned Weekly Newspaper Beverly Hills Education Association President Betty Nichols. being reluctan casta tough union boss in the eyes of some scho officmls and part of the pubic. It was a role made even tougher fo her because of the teachers' union's active rote in last year's bittedy waged Board of E campaign. The Beverly Hills E refused to back either of the two incumbents up for reelection or a third can. didate being supported by the majority of the board. Some board members, in turn, ques'doned the propriety of the teachers' union making endorsements in the race. One of the union's two endorsees (Jo Ann Koplin) was narrowty elected to the board. The tw incum berds passed ver bY the unin (UI" lian Raffel and AJ Willmer) also were reelected. "It may have affected the negotiaOons," Nichols said of the union's election involvemem. "Previously when I had negotiated P/ease see Nicho/s, Page 26 July 21 - 27, 1994 Eight named to five city panels Among appointments are Gary Gilbar to replace Rose Norton on planning commission. rChitect and developer Gary Gilbar was appointed Tues- to the Beverly Hills architecal commission -- one eight new appointments made by the city council to five city panels. Others appointed Tuesday: John Cope/and, executive director of the Virginia Robinson Estate, to the architectural commission. Former School Board President Betty Wilson to the public works commission. Kathy Reims to the traffic and parking commission. Joan S, Michelle Isenberg, Gene Carman and Dorothy Sherwood to the fine ads commission. Gilbar, who had been a member of the city's architectural commission, replaces Rose Norton on the influentJ planning board. Gilbar is the second architectural commissioner to move up to the planning commission. In April, Julie Kahn was named to succeed retiring plarming commissioner Paul Selwyn, hus- band of new Fine Arts Commissioner Joan Selwyn. In other business, the city council: held off on It threat to slap Century Cable with damages, but voiced increased frustration over the company's operations. "It's rising to the level of, "we're mad as hell and we won't take it anymore'," said Mayor Vicki Reynolds. Beverly Hills city officials have been at odds with Century P/ease see Council, Page 26 kept secret in B. H.' few appreciate full scope of Maple Center's efforts. of a Beverly Hills mental health facility -- no Freudian anaJy- of  "couch Cahon" trappings -- but t's never what The Maple ,e committed to the prac0cai," said Mariko Laniado, executive direc- center. "We see people here with real-life problems." but when a o/lent comes into The Maple Center depressed about ckl ask, "did your mother toilet train you a certain way" Laniado ,=*munity institution, The Maple Center remains something of an enig-  center often don't fully appreciate the scope of its efforts. In addi- ;, The Maple Center also serves as one of the largest psy- secret in Beverly Hills," Laniado said. .elegantly-decorated office quarters along Wilshire Boulevard, The rag center" to between 70 and 80 students each year who are pur- and psycho:jy. Counseling sessions provided at the center are conducted by those P/ease see Center, Page 26 qbOooeooooooooooooooooo o 000000000 Marikoniado, executivedireGorofeMapteCenter O00000000000 O00000000 r haw much of a ' Cup t=a o. /Hi ,,, .... , , , ...... POUCE SHAKE: UP? is  Police Deport Facing a ma shake up Did on outside audit find our   ino,q. No e=y PAGE 12 SKINNY ON FAT r;:eed wi cl when yo are first 're happy wi what you go. Sound =azyq PAGE 14 FALL FASHION NEWS The mainslay of the St..John Collection for Fall '94 is, of course, knits along with sequins and print mattosses, PAGE 16