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January 14, 1994 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-01-14

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3 SHEVAT 5 7 5 4/JANUARY 14, 1994

Fire And Ice

Jews and gentiles help Northgate
families escape the flames and
find shelter.

It's Tax Time!


School re-finance and
federal taxes may hit you

illiam Allen, a resident of
Northgate Apartments in
Royal Oak Township, was
scraping snow and ice off
his car when he heard a
neighbor across the street
scream, "Fire!"
Mr. Allen ran toward
the man, a father with a
small son, both caught
inside a flame-engulfed basement apartment.
After pulling them to safety, Mr. Allen and
an apartment manager raced through
the 12-unit Northgate building, pounding on
doors and alerting residents to the emergen-
"It was only a matter of minutes before the
whole place was on fire," Mr. Allen said. "It
started in the basement. Next thing you know,
flames were rising from the roof."
Northgate Apartments complex is home
to many Jewish families from the former
Soviet Union. After the fire, 10 such fami-
lies were forced to embark upon what one vic-
tim wryly referred to as a "second
The blaze started at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 6. By
evening the next day, arson investigators had

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High Roller

She may be only 9, but
Lisa Rosett is chasing

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Away From Home

When is your kid ready to
go to camp?

Zalman Epsteyn lost his apartment to the fire.

FIRE page 30

For Teens Only

For outdoor adventures to
Jewish programs, a trip for
every teen.

Friday Campfire

The number

Shabbat celebrations are
special at camp.

of speakers is

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declining and

the language

has been

eulogized for

Texas Gadfly

Kinky Friedman will get to
you if you take him a bit
too seriously.

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years, but

many claim

it's still very

much alive.

What's Happening To Yiddish? sto,0„age.

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