a new home?
"Only Countrywide offers instant home loan
approval. Our Mortgage Experts make buying
a home easy."
JENNIFER FINER STAFF WRITER
— Beth Grossman
Regional Vice President
C all today and find out how we can
give you instant home loan approval.
With Lock N' Shop,sm our upfront rate
guarantee, you can house hunt with
confidence knowing your interest rate
can't go up, and it could even go down!
Call the Mortgage Expert near you today!
Open Saturdays by appointment.
Neighborhood Project lender.
Agree To Disagree
C o u n trywide
HOME MORTGAGE LOANS
N o one works harder to deliver the American I)ream.
he Jewish community was
not sure what to expect
when the 11th Congres-
sional District sent Joseph
Knollenberg to Congress in 1992.
Aside from the fact that this
freshman lawmaker never held
an elected office, his early views
on Israel were not especially pop-
ular among Jews.
During his campaign two
years ago, Mr. Knollenberg said
he would approve arm sales to
Arab nations in certain cases. He
also agreed with former Presi-
to postpone loan PO
guarantees to Is- S-
r ael to resettle
Soviet Jews. His
reason: if the ul-
timate goal is peace in the Mid-
dle East, Israel should be asked
to stop building settlements in
the administered territories.
"I had the sense that I was an
unknown in the Jewish commu-
nity," said Mr. Knollenberg, who
breezed by Jewish opponents
Sen. David Honigman and Judge
Alice Gilbert, who were engaged
in an ugly 1992 primary. "I've
Cr Equal Housing Lender. ©1994 Countrywide Funding Corporation. Tradegervice marks are the property of Countrywide Credit
Industries, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. RBA 94517-994
120 B. West Maple
Look for us soon
in our new location
at 286 Maple!
Israelis, Arabs and Palestinians.
"Nothing about the trip made
me change my mind about Is-
rael," Mr. Knollenberg said. "It
reinforced my feelings on Israel's
importance and the significance
of maintaining good relations
Now, Mr. Knollenberg is back
on the campaign trail, hoping to
extend his job in Washington.
His Democratic opposition,
Mike Breshgold, a 41-year-old
district Gales manager for a phar-
maceutical company, would like
to see Mr. Knol-
a one-term law-
dates ran unop-
posed in the
Although the 11th District
tends to vote Republican, Mr.
Breshgold feels he has a good
chance of winning.
The 11th District includes
Bloomfield Hills, West Bloom-
field, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake,
Birmingham, Farmington, Farm-
ington Hills, Milford, most of
Southfield, Livonia, Redford,
Novi, Northville, White Lake,
South Lyon and Highland.
Mr. Breshgold said he hopes to
oust his opponent by concentrat-
ing the campaign in swing vote
areas like West Bloomfield,
where voters tend to be more
Some of Mr. Breshgold's cam-
made attempts to become more
familiar with the community and
build an understanding. I think
we achieved that by the general
election (in 1992)."
A lot has changed since his ear-
ly campaign days.
Once in office, Mr. Knollenberg
consistently voted in favor of for-
eign aid to Israel. Last January,
Mr. Knollenberg went on a trip
to the Jewish state subsidized by
the Jewish Community Council,
Flint Jewish Federation and pri-
vate donors. He spoke with Is-
raeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin about U.S. involvement in
the peace process and met with
paign assistance comes from his
three children: Ari, Elana and
Joshua, who ask classmates at
Hillel Day School to tell their par-
ents to vote for Mike Breshgold.
His children also made the fol-
lowing recommendation: "Have
lots of meetings with people."
Mr. Breshgold feels that dis-