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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-11-03

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UP FRONT

Farmington Hills And Southfield
Top City Elections On Tuesday

SUSAN GRANT

Staff Writer

E

thics in city govern-
ment top the list of
issues in Tuesday's
two Farmington Hills City
Council races.
Although each polling
station in Oakland County
will be open Tuesday for the
special state proposal items,
25 municipal elections will
also be held in the area in-
cluding five cities where
many Jews reside.
In the first Farmington
Hills council races, 10 can-
didates are vying for four
seats. The three candidates
with the highest votes win a
four-year term, while the
one with the fourth highest
vote count secures a two-
year term.
Challengers Albert Rosen,
68, a Detroit Public Schools
English teacher, and Vernon
C. Kielpinski, 35, a janitor,
want council members to be

ethical and move faster in
drafting a city ethics code.
"They are just dragging
their feet," Kielpinski said.
But challenger Jon Grant,
37, owner of Reliance Forms
and Supplies, said while
ethics is important, a code
will not make people ethical.
Instead, Grant said, the city

Voters will also
decide on a new
library for
Farmington and
Farmington Hills.

should concentrate on park
and recreation needs.
Challenger Lawrence
Lichtman, 31, an attorney,
adds,"Park land is scarce. If
we don't do it now, I don't
know when we can do it."
Preserving neighborhoods
from commercial growth
concerns challengers Ronald
0. Oliverio, 34, a First of

Michigan bank branch man-
ager, George R. Sarkisian,
37, a Ford Motor Co. layout
technician, and music
teacher Bettye Stine.
The city "is too cozy with
developers," Oliverio said.
Incumbents Philip E. Ar-
nold, 50, Ben Marks, 66, and
Aldo Vagnozzi, 64, are con-
cerned about balancing the
mix of residential and com-
mercial uses.
Arnold, a Ford Motor Co.
manager, was appointed to
council in January after ser-
ving 11 years on the Farm-
ington Hills Planning Com-
mission. Marks, a builder,
served five years on the
council and was named
mayor in 1987. Vagnozzi is
an editorial consultant and
two-year council member.
In the second race, incum-
bent Paul R. Sowerby, 46,
faces two challengers seek-
ing a two-year term to com-
plete former council member
Continued on Page 14

ROUND UP

EL AL Sets
Flights To Moscow

Tel Aviv — The president
of EL AL Israel Airlines met
late last month with senior
management of Soviet
Aeroflot Airlines to begin
scheduling flights between
Israel and Moscow.
Negotiation teams ap-
pointed by both airlines will
meet soon to plan a commer-
cial as well as opera-
tioris/ground support agree-
ment for the flights, which
are expected to begin this
winter.

JBI Victory
At State Dept.

New York — Efforts by a
leader of the Jewish Braille
Institute to expand the
rights of the blind and visu-
ally impaired has brought
about a landmark State
Department decision to
permit qualified blind men
and women to serve as for-
eign service officers.
JBI Vice President
Avraham Rabby initiated
the campaign after his ap-
plication for appointment to
a Foreign Service was re-
jected.
Rabby, who is blind, pass-
ed the State Department's
written exam three times

Avraham Rabby

and the oral exam twice. He
was turned down after a
departmental task force rul-
ed that blind candidates
could not be appointed to
diplomatic posts because
they would be unable to
"effectively and in-
dependently" deal with
original documents without
Braille translations.

Plastic Surgery:
A Kosher Cut

New York (JTA) —
Cosmetic surgery for women
who want to improve their
appearance is halachically
permissible, the majority of
authorities on Jewish
religious law agree.
This was the good news

Rabbi Yosef Adler brought
to a meeting of the Teaneck-
Bergenfield, N.J., chapter of
Amu Women.
Rabbi Adler said the core
question was whether
surgery, sought by women
solely to improve their ap-
pearance, violated the
halachic ban on chavalah,
willful damage to any part of
the body.
Rabbi Moshe Feinstein,
one of the sages Adler cited,
said voluntary submission to
such surgery not only does
not violate halachic stric-
tures, but its psychological
benefits are real and
therefore worthy of con-
sideration, a term Rabbi
Adler said means
halachically acceptable.

Bad Boy Of Tennis
Is Nice After All

Ramat Hasharon, Israel —
Tennis star Jimmy Connors,
who late last month won the
Riklis Israel Tennis Centres
(ITC) Classic, donated his
$20,000 prize to the ITC.
The 37-year-old Connors, a
founding member of the ITC,
beat Israelis Gilad Bloom
and Amos Mansdorf in the
final and semi-final, respec-
tively.
Compiled by
Elizabeth Applebaum

JFA Teitel Apartments
To Open Mid-November

SUSAN GRANT

Staff Writer

L

ater this month,
Jewish Federation
Apartments can house
more senior citizens when it
opens its fourth apartment
building.
The Harriett and Ben
Teitel Building at 10 Mile
Road in Oak Park is ex-
pected to open in mid-
November, Jewish Federa-
tion Apartments Executive
Director Helen Naimark
said. The Teitel Building is
near the two Anna and
Meyer Prentis Towers fed-
eration apartment units.
Half of the 149 apartment
units at Teitel already have
been leased, Naimark said.
Pat Milner will be the Teitel
building administrator.
To fill the remaining units,
Federation Apartment offi-
cials at Teitel now are inter-
viewing perspective
residents from its waiting
' list of 831 applicants.
An endowment from the
Teitels enabled Federation
Apartment officials to add
features that the federal
Department of Housing and
Urban Development would
not finance. -These include
air conditioning, balconies,
and a common meeting area.
Official dedication
ceremonies for the $7
million housing project is
slated for this spring. Con-
struction on the building
began last July.
With the opening of Teitel,
Federation Apartments,
which first opened housing
units for the elderly 12 years
ago with three employees
and 168 apartment units,
has grown to 521 units in
four buildings.
Naimark said such growth
meant Federation Apart-

ments needed organizational
changes to handle the
workload.
The agency recently made
Martin Hollander assistant
executive director.
Hollander, who has been
with Federation Apartments
for six years, will remain
administrator at Lillian and
Samuel Hechtman Federa-
tion Apartments in West
Bloomfield in addition to his
new duties.
Also part of the reor-
ganization plan, Michael
Cloonan was promoted to
superintendent of building
maintenance. He was
previously maintenance
superintendent at the Anna
and Meyer Prentis Towers in
Oak Park.
More changes at the
Federation Apartments in-
clude the recent additions of
Edythe Jackier and David
Gordon to the board of direc-
tors. El

No Censure
For 'Gandhi'

Jerusalem (JTA) — The
Knesset House Committee
decided Monday not to
discipline Knesset member
Rehavam "Gandhi" Ze'evi of
the far right-wing Moledet
Party for a racist remark he
is alleged to have made dur-
ing a stormy session of the
parliament on Oct. 24.
The committee rejected a
complaint by Yossi Sarid.
Ze'evi, who heads
Moledet's two-member
Knesset faction, said, "For
every Jew, 1,000 Arabs
should pay."
He later claimed that what
he meant was that many
Arabs shoUld pay for every
Jew hurt in the Palestinian
uprising. The committee ac-
cepted his explanation.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS 5

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