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July 22, 1994 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-07-22

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COMPILED BY STEVE STEIN

Some Lip Service From Hershey

he Hershey chocolate mak- pound person weighs 14,117
er is celebrating its 100th an- Kisses.
* Measuring at the base, there
niversary this year. To
commemorate the event, Fami- are 72,411 Kisses in a mile, mak-
ly Life magazine decided to gath- ing the national speed limit (ex-
er some interesting tidbits about cept in rural areas) 3,982,628
Hershey's most popular product, Kisses per hour.
* The Hershey plant produces
the Kiss, which first rolled off the
production line in 1907. Among 33 million Kisses each day. That
requires fresh milk from an esti-
the findings:
* There are 82 Kisses in a 14- mated 50,000 cows.
Pucker up!
ounce bag. That means a 150-

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Playground Builders Honored

Look! Up In The
Sky! It's a Bird ...

he most famous comet in
the universe has a Jewish
connection. Levy-Shoemak-
er 9, which has been sending
fragments into Jupiter this week
in what's been called the most
spectacular interstellar event in
history, is named partly for Mon-
treal-born and bred David Levy.
Mr. Levy, 46, is an as-
tronomer, author and columnist
for the magazine Sky and Tele-
scope.
He discovered the 4.5 billion-
year-old comet along with promi-
nent American astronomers
Carolyn and Eugene Shoemak-
er. The three were checking out
the skies through an 18inch
telescope on March 23, 1993
when they first spotted the body
. near Jupiter.
Levy-Shoemaker 9 is one of
21 comets Mr. Levy has either
discovered or co-discovered, all
containing his name. His first
discovery came on Nov. 13, 1984
after Mr. Levy spent 19 years
and 917 hours at the telescope.

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B'nai B'rith Makes
Up With L'Oreal

Cindy Schwartz and Elise Levinson at the playground site before it was built.

indy Schwartz and Elise
Levinson, the Huntington
Woods women who spear-
headed the building of the new
Burton Community Park play-
ground in their hometown, have
received the city's Joan Peterson
Spirit Award.
An estimated 1,500 volunteers,
most from Huntington Woods,
donated their time, sweat and ex-

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pertise over a grueling five days
May 11-15 to build the intricate
14,000-square-foot playground
next to Burton Elementary
School.
Ms. Schwartz and Ms. Levin-
son were co-chairwomen of the
Burton Community Park Com-
mittee. Among other accom-
plishments, the committee raised
$70,000 for the project.

he announcement that cos-
metics giant L'Oreal plans
to invest $7 million in In-
terbeauty, the leading cosmetics
group in Israel, drew praise from
B'nai B'rith.
"Over the years, B'nai B'rith
has been greatly concerned
about charges that L'Oreal has
complied with the Arab boycott
of Israel," said Kent Schiner,
international president of B'nai
B'rith.
"The steps announced by the
company to conduct business in
Israel puts an end to that con-
cern," Mr. Schiner said.

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Responses For
Holocaust
Denial Ads

housands of Jewish col-
lege students will be re-
turning to their favorite
campuses soon. When they
go, the Anti-Defamation
League (ADL) wants them
to take a copy of Holocaust
Denial: A Pocket Guide with
them.
The 20-page booklet, cre-
ated especially for college
students, was issued by the
ADL in response to Bradley
Smith's campaign to publish
Holocaust denial advertise-
ments in college newspa-
pers.
The first section of the
booklet is a question-and-an-
swer discussion of the his-
tory of the Holocaust denial
movement, the background
of its leaders and the legal
and scholarly responses to
the propaganda.
The second part summa-
rizes the most common
Holocaust denial allegations
and provides brief factual re- The "Holocaust" sculpture at Brooklyn
sponses.
College.
The final section includes
sent to ADL, 823 United Nations
quotes by the movement's lead- Plaza, Dept. MRC, New York,
ers, "underscoring their anti-Se- NY 10017. For further informa-
mitic and pro-Nazi agendas," tion and group discounts,
according to an ADL statement. call ADL at 1-212-490-2525, ext.
Copies of the booklet are $2.50.
Checks or money orders can be 237.

A Lift From El Al

UNCF Presidents
Visiting Israel

hree United Negro College
Fund (UNCF) presidents,
UNCF executives and
guests are taking part in a sev-
en-day mission to Israel this
week.
The trip is part of an exchange
program launched in May by the
UNCF and the World Jewish
Congress, World Zionist Orga-
nization and Israel's Office of
Academic Affairs in the United
States.
While in Israel, the UNCF

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El Al's improved "Elalift."

contingent will discuss future
student and faculty exchange op-
portunities with Israeli educa-
tion leaders and meet with
students from UNCF institutions
who are taking part in a summer

work/study program.
UNCF presidents on the trip
are Henry Ponder of Fisk Uni-
versity, Wesley McClure of Lane
College and Lee Monroe of Paul
Quinn College.

l Al Israel Airlines has im-
proved its "Elalift" device
which transports physical-
ly challenged passengers from
the terminal to aircraft at Ben-
Gurion Airport.
The new "Elalift" has air con-
ditioning, music, carpeted floors

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and extra insulation from noise
and weather. It can accommo-
date six passengers.
Reservations to use the ser-
vice can be made when making
flight arrangements through a
travel agent or El Al.

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