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Keep your friends close, your family closer

   Arthur Fuerst has come up with an unusual plan  to keep his kids from feeling like they have to follow the path their contemporaries have trod out of Western New York: Start a business and then hire them.

   That won't work for all of us, it demonstrates how far one person is willing to go to keep his family close.

   The flight of young people from home is not just a Buffalo-area phenomenon, but young people who believe their community's best days are behind them will look for their future elsewhere.

   Maybe Fuerst's approach won't translate to the rest of the community. But at least he's trying something.

  --- Bruce Andriatch

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