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November 06, 1992 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-11-06

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FARMINGTON HILLS • MID-NOVEMBER

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Holiday
Season Specials!

• Holiday Wrap

50 Sq. Ft

$1.45

• 9" Plush Christmas Bears

$3.99

ea.

• Boxed Holiday Cards

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• Friendship Doves -

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$9.99

We have aisles
of affordable fun.
Everything to make your next
party more exciting.

Visit our newest
1/2 OFF CARD SHOP

in Farmington Hills at
HUNTER'S SQUARE
on Orchard Lk. Rd. at 14 Mile

between Loehmann's
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COMPUTER
REPRESENTATION
OF HOW HE MAY
LOOK TODAY

NAME: LESLIE SCHULTZ
AGE: RAPIDLY APPROACHING 50!
LAST SEEN: WANDERING THE HALLS OF DETROIT PUBLIC
SCHOOLS TRYING TO CONVINCE PEOPLE HE IS A
"LIVING LEGEND" AND ACTUALLY HAS A SENSE
OF HUMOR!

IF YOU SEE HIM CALL...THE OFFICE FOR LEGEND DELUSIONS
LEARNING TO EXIST SANELY (OLDLES)

King Hussein: Nearly 40 years in power.

Jordan Post-Hussein:
A Middle East Puzzle

Should an ailing King Hussein leave the throne, his
brother will assume power. But how will this impact
the region's balance of power?

INA FRIEDMAN ISRAEL CORRESPONDENT

I

n early September, an op-
ed piece in the Jordan
Times, Jordan's English-
language daily, set off a
stir in Amman's otherwise
staid political circles.
Written by Rami Houri, an
American-educated jour-
nalist of Palestinian descent,
the piece dared to suggest
that in light of King Hus-
sein's uncertain health (ir-
regularities in his heart beat
compounded by recent
surgery to remove a cancer-
stricken kidney), perhaps
the time had come to begin
the transfer of power to the
king's successor.
As Jordan, a constitutional
monarchy, is still a far cry
from a Western-style democ-
racy, and the king rarely
takes advice from the work-
ing press, Jordan-watchers
began scratching their heads
in puzzlement. Could it be,
they asked, that the piece
had been inspired by the
court to prepare the public
for an approaching develop-
ment?
The answer came a few
days later in an angry retort,
scoring Mr. Houri for his
impudence, by Hani al-
Hasouna, a former Jorda-
nian minister of information
who is unquestionably close
to the throne. The upshot:
Mr. Houri promptly
apologized, blaming the urn-

brage on .a misunderstan-
ding caused by his poor
writing skills, which he
would correct in the future
by phrasing shorter and
clearer sentences.
Thus the affair ended as
something of a curiosity. But.
the fact that it happened at
all suggests that the matter
of succession has begun to
weigh on Jordanian minds.
King Hussein is clearly
ailing. He continues to look
sickly, and rumor has it that
his cancer was caught too
late and has spread to his
right lung. Should the king
prove unable to rule,
however, there is every
reason to believe that there
will be a smooth transfer of
power in Jordan. There is no
question about his successor.
In 1965 it was determined
that his younger brother,
Crown Prince Hassan, would
follow him on the throne.
The 57-year-old king has
ruled Jordan for so long that
he's virtually an institution.
(He ascended the throne in
1953, while still a minor,
after his father, King Talal,
succumbed to insanity.) But
the crown prince, who stands
in for King Hussein
whenever he's out of the
country, is also well schooled
in the art of government.
The two brothers are
distinctly different types and

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