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October 21, 1988 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-10-21

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FOP FRONT

Humane Society Creates
New-Breed Chanukah Card

Sweatshirts and T-shirts with the
design also are available.
Staff Writer
All proceeds from the sale of the
It's ruff out there in the dog-eat- items will be used to help animals at
the humane society.
dog world of Chanukah cards.
The card was designed by W.B.
There are so many of them. Which
Donor
and Co., which donated all
to buy, which to buy?
Hounded by feelings of guilt for creative services toward the project.
forgetting Aunt Goldie at Rosh Working on the card were Lori Grey,
Hashanah, you search for a Mickey Guisewite, Nancy Hoffman,
Chanukah card that will cat-ch her Ross Lerner, Steve Platto and Grant
Priehs.
fancy.
Grey, an account executive with
Remembering the sad tail of your
the
company, said the reason behind
lost love — the one who had a bone to
producing
the cards is simple.
pick about the way your hair was
"So many people have been ask-
slicked at the sides like a would-be
Elvis — you look for a card that has ing for them," she said.
The Humane Society printed
just the right bite.
10,000
Chanukah cards, according to
Now there's something new in the
world of Chanukah cards that could Joan Witt, general manager of the
make you top dog with friends and organization. They are being sold
family. The Michigan Humane Socie- through Chanukah in packets of 20.
The cards, T-shirts and sweat-
ty has produced its first cards
celebrating the Festival of Lights, shirts are available at humane socie-
ty animal shelters in Westland,
which begins this year on Dec. 3.
Illustrated on the front with a dog Detroit and Auburn Hills and at
lighting a menorah, the card opens to stores throughout the Detroit metro-
politan area.
read, "Happy Houndakkah!"

ELIZABETH KAPLAN

MOPAC Contributes $75,000 To Democratic Candidates

KIMBERLY LIPTON

Staff Writer

The Motor City Political Action
Committee, Detroit's only Jewish
PAC, has channeled about $75,000 to
at least 23 Democratic U.S. Senate
and House campaigns in 1988,
Federal Election Commission reports
show.
The largest contributions —
$10,000 each — went to Sens. Frank
Lautenberg of New Jersey and
Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio, both
facing heated races.

Metzenbaum and Lautenberg are
considered longtime friends of Israel
— a key criterion for receiving funds
from MOPAC and any pro-Israel PAC.

"Lautenberg and Metzenbaum
have been consistent supporters of
Israel," said Morris Amitay, treasurer
of the second largest pro-Israel fund-
raising group, Washington PAC. "Re-
taining them is a very high priority."
Metzenbaum is being challenged
by Cleveland's Republican Mayor
George Voinovich. Although Metzen-
baum has been leading the polls

throughout the campaign, analysts
said the race could turn close if
Voinovich does well in the heavily
Democratic Cleveland area.
The race between Lautenberg and
Republican challenger Pete Dawkins
is expected to be a tossup.
In endorsing the two senators,
MOPAC joined the nation's 17 largest
pro-Israel PACs. Such PACs, according
to FEC records, raised about $1.45
million for this year's congressional
and senate campaigns.
MOPAC earmarks money to Dem-
ocratic candidates who show genuine

interest in Israel's security and to

hopefuls concerned with the well-
being of the American Jewish com-
munity. MOPAC gave nearly
$100,000 to political candidates in the
1986 election.
The nation's 4,000 PACs collected
about $120 million for political can-
didates for the 1986 election, Amitay
said. Of that figure, the 70 pro-Israel
PACs disbursed about $3.6 million, he
said, adding that the 1988 election cy-
cle should generate close to $4 million
to candidates from pro-Israel PACs.

Continued on Page 20

ROUND UP

Casino Owner
Honored Hitler

The owner of the Imperial
Palace Hotel and Casino in
Las Vegas last week apologiz-
ed for two parties he gave in
honor of Adolf Hitler's
birthday.
Ralph Engelstad, who
hosted one Hitler birthday
party in 1986 and another
last April, also revealed a
room at the hotel filled with
World War II memorabilia, in-
cluding murals of Hitler and
cars driven by Nazi officials.
Engelstad recently
established a $5 million en-
dowment at the University of

North Dakota, his alma
mater.
In a letter to the school's
president, Engelstad said he
is "not a Nazi, never have
been, never will be."

Blood Checked
For Detroiter

Detroit's Young Israel
synagogues and Congrega-
tion Shaarey Zedek are co-
sponsoring a blood testing
drive Oct. 30 to find a bone
marrow donor for a local man.
This is the second time in a
month that a drive has been
sponsored through the Life
For Brandon Bone Marrow

Registry for leukemia pa-
tients in the Jewish com-
munity. On Oct. 2, more than
200 persons were tested in an
effort to find a compatible
donor for Ira Jannett. The
results of those tests are not
yet available, but will also be
part of the national registry
and be checked against the
new Detroit patient.
Tests will be conducted in
Shaarey Zedek's school wing
1:15-4 p.m. Oct. 30. The odds
for finding a donor are one in
10,000.
Persons wishing to help
defray the more than $50 cost
of each test can bring a check
made out to the Life for Bran-
don Bone Marrow Registry, or

send it to Larry Horowitz,
Young Israel of Oak-Woods,
24061 Coolidge, Oak Park
48237.

Israel Offers
Kurds Asylum

Geneva (JTA) — Ambassa-
dor Pinchas Eliav of Israel in-
formed the U.N. High Com-
missioner for the Refugees
Executive Committee
meeting here of Israel's deci-
sion to offer asylum to 200
Kurdish orphans.
"We have witnessed more
recently the emergence of a
new and gruesome refugee in
problem in the Mideast,

namely that of close to
100,000 Kurdish refugees
from Iraq fleeing chemical
warfare, Eliav said, noting
the orphans lost their parents
because of Iraq's use of
chemical weapons.

Eliav praised the efforts of
several African countries in
assisting refugees, including
the efforts of Ethiopia in ab-
sorbing refugees from across
its western and eastern
borders.
Eliav said he hoped the
Ethiopian government will
show the same human con-
siderations toward Ethiopian
Jews who wish to reunite
with their families in Israel.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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