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August 03, 1990 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-08-03

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AUGUST 3, 1990 / 12 AV 5750

Spectacular At Palace
Set For Games Opening



Associate Editor




lanners of the opening
ceremonies for the
Jewish Community
Centers-North American
Maccabi Youth Games hope
to fill the Palace of Auburn
Hills Aug. 19 for a 90-
minute spectacular.
"This will be the largest
single Jewish community
gathering this community
has seen" since the forma-
tion of the State of Israel in
1948, said Dr. Morton Plot-
nick, executive director of
the Jewish Community
Center of Metropolitan
Dr. Plotnick and Games
Chairman Jay Robinson
have planned the program,

which will be highlighted by
the parade of 2,200 athletes
from 53 North American
cities and 10 foreign coun-

tries, and the Olympic-style
torch-lighting ceremony.
Free tickets for the Aug.
19 evening program are
available at the Maple-

Courts Send 2
To The HMC


Staff Writer


wo youths were re-
cently sentenced to do
public service at the
Holocaust Memorial Center
in West Bloomfield because
of their participation in
unrelated anti-Semitic in-
A 16-year-old Troy girl was
ordered by Oakland County
Probate Court Referee Gail
Warfield to perform 100
hours of community service
for spray-painting anti-
Semitic graffiti on the alley
wall of Wells Freight and
Cargo in Birmingham last
December. The girl, who will
begin work at the Holocaust
Memorial Center next week,
will also have to write a 25-
page research paper on the
Holocaust and complete the
report by Aug. 30 when she
will appear again at an Oak-
land County Probate Court
The girl admitted that she
assisted her boyfriend, Gar-
rick Browning, a recent
graduate of Birmingham
Seaholm High School, in
spray-painting the anti-
Semitic slogans. Mr. Brown-
ing, 18, worked at Wells

Freight and Cargo for two
months as a co-op student
before he was fired.
Browning has been ar-
raigned in 48th District
Court in Birmingham on one
charge of ethnic intimida-
tion and one charge of con-
spiracy to commit ethnic in-
timidation. His preliminary
examination has been ad-
journed until Aug. 29.
An 18-year-old Birm-
ingham man, Charles In-
chaustegoi, was sentenced to
perform 80 hours of com-
munity service for malicious
destruction of property. He
will work at the Holocaust
Memorial Center and at
least one of the following
places: Jewish Vocational
Service, Urban League or
the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored
Mr. Inchaustegoi, a high
school drop-out who spray-
painted the outside of Birm-
ingham Groves High School
with racist slurs at about 2
a.m. May 14, 1989, will
begin carrying out his
sentence in a few weeks. Mr.
Inchaustegoi will also have
to pay an $80-probation fee.
"I've never had an offense
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Drake and Jimmy Prentis
Morris JCCs, at the door, or
by sending a stamped, self-
addressed envelope to
Maple-Drake. But Dr. Plot-
nick said the easiest way to
obtain tickets is by picking
them up at the JCCs. The
1,000 Detroit area families
hosting the 2,200 teenage
athletes during the Games
will automatically receive
The doors of the Palace
will open and entertainment
will begin at 6:15 p.m. Aug.
19. The program includes
Israeli videos and closed-
circuit television coverage of
the athletes forming up out-
side. Campers in the dance
village at Camp Maas will
present an Israeli dance
(6:50 p.m.), and the 112-
member Windsor Scarlett
Brigade will perform for the
crowd (6:55 p.m.) and play
during the athletes' parade
(7:30 p.m.).
Master of ceremonies for
the evening will be David
Hermelin, who with Palace
co-owners Bill Davidson and
Robert Sosnick are honorary
chairmen of the Games.
Hugh Greenberg of Detroit,
who for five years has
chaired the national Games
committee, will declare the
Games open following a 20-
minute performance by
Gemini, Ann Arbor's
Slomovitz brothers.
The crowd will participate
in the closing songs. Each
spectator will be given a
flashlight to illuminate the
darkened Palace.
The Jewish community in
Ann Arbor is also playing a
major behind-the-scenes role
at the opening ceremonies.
Chuck Newman is in charge
of the committee that will
organize the athletes into a
half-mile-long parade and
get them to their Palace
seats, using 75-80 volunteers
from Ann Arbor and the
Detroit Jewish Welfare Fed-
eration's Young Adult Divi-
Newman has organized
medical, security and
registration committees for
the evening, recruited 63
youngsters and residents of
the Jewish Association for
Retarded Citizens to act as
sign carriers for each delega-

Continued on Page 14

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