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March 09, 1990 - Image 100

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-03-09

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Michael Stein: Sport Detroit


Local Columnist

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OCCUPATION: Publisher of the magazine
Sport Detroit and chief executive officer
of Heidi's Salons.
FAMILY: He is married to Hayat (Heidi)
Ghafari. They have five children: Albert
Haddad, vice president of Heidi's
Salons; Wade Haddad, associate
publisher of Sport Detroit; Michelle
Brancheau, sophomore at University of
Michigan; two toddlers, Andrew Stein
and Zack Stein. His mother, Miriam
Stein, resides in West Bloomfield. His
sister, Susan Morrison, attends
chiropractic school in Georgia.

EDUCATION: Graduate of the honors
college at Michigan State University. A
law degree from Georgetown University
and a master's degree in law and
economics from the London School of

SYNAGOGUE: Congregation Shaarey
Zedek and Beth El in Florida.

ORGANIZATIONS: American Israel Public
Affairs Committee and National Jewish

FAVORITE BOOK: His favorite authors are



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George Will and William Buckley. His
favorite book is The Rise and Fall of the
Third Reich by William Shirer. Stein
recalls reading this book three or four
times as a student. "The book directs
you into history and politics and gives
you the closest view of evil."

HOBBIES: Jogging, tennis, basketball,
reading and children.

100 FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1990

BACKGROUND: Michael Stein grew up in
Oak Park with his parents Hyman and
Miriam Stein and was graduated from
Oak Park High School in 1968. "Oak
Park is the greatest home community
I've ever seen and I'm lucky to have
grown up there," Stein says.
He recalls having a lot of energy as
a kid and always being active in sports.
One highlight of his high school career
was winning the school-wide Ping-Pong
When he was an adolescent, he
enjoyed watching "Perry Mason" on
television. "I really was inspired by
watching him, but hopefully I have
more reasoning.
After he was graduated from
Michigan State University with majors
in economics and history, he attended
law school at Georgetown University.
After he received a law degree in 1975,
he decided to continue his education at
the London School of Economics. Stein
found this experience intellectually
stimulating, and it gave him the
opportunity to travel throughout
In the late 1970s Stein came back to
Michigan to begin his law career. He
started with the firm of Hertzberg,
Jacob and Weingarden. In 1978 he met
Heidi Ghafari and married her the
following year. Stein admits his parents
were skeptical because Heidi is
Lebanese, older than he and had three
Stein is especially proud of his
wonderful family relationship. He states
that he and his family support Jewish
causes. "There is no Beirut in my
Stein and his wife have expanded
Heidi's Salons from three Michigan
salons to 35 salons in 13 states. In
addition to being chief executive officer
of Heidi's, Stein entered the publishing
world two years ago with the magazine
Sport Detroit. He believes this is the
first monthly, regional sports magazine.
The latest issue features female models
in swimsuits photographed in the
schvitz in Detroit.
Although Stein is busy working in the
business world with Heidi's and Sport
Detroit, he says the most understated

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