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olice and fire officials in that we have ruled out structur-
East Lansing continue to al problems with the building."
investigate a fire that
Shortly after the blaze, Hillel
caused significant damage residents returned to find minimal
to the Hillel House at Michigan structural damage. Several areas
of the house, including the East
Last month, fire officials spent Lansing Jewish Federation office,
several hours battling an early a guest room and one of the stu-
morning blaze which began in dent lounges, remain unusable.
the house's carport and spread to
Two days before the fire, Aaron
the east wing of the building.
Goldsmith began his new job as the
Almost a dozen students were program director for the East Lans-
in Hillel at the time of the fire. ing Hillel. On Aug. 22, he awoke to
All escaped without injury. (MSU the fire alai in but dismissed it as
Hillel is one of the few in the a false report — until he saw
country that houses residents.)
flames rising from the back-yard
Investigating officials put ini- carport. The fire department ar-
tial damage estimates at $50,000, rived shortly after 1 a.m.
although Hinds insurance com-
In addition to the carport, the
pany has not completed its dam- blaze destroyed a student's car
and two freezers filled with meat.
"We have no reason to believe
"We lost program materials,
the fire was arson but, at the tables, chairs, materials we were
same time, we will not rule it storing for our sukkah and some
out," said Fire Marshal Gary Wa- students lost their bikes," Mr.
terman of the East Lansing Fire Goldsmith said. "There is a cer-
Department. 'We have our the- tain level of frustration and vul-
ories, but at this point it would nerability among the students,
be unfair to speculate. The car- but we're moving on. It's an ad-
port is an open structure and justment trying to get around
anyone could have walked by and these hurdles, but this doesn't en-
either intentionally or uninten- title us to let our programming
tionally started a fire. I can say suffer." ❑
Rack Up Most Votes
baby and me
Children's • Layette
Fire At MSU Hillel
Remains A Mystery
Fact is, more Americans
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increasing their risk of
heart attacks and threaten-
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you pick up a fork, remem-
ber to handle it as you
would any other weapon.
For self-defense, not
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JENNIFER FINER STAFF WRITER
ien Southfield voters
left the polls on Tues-
day, they sent a clear
message to some of their
city council members.
Unofficial results from the
Southfield City Council race in-
dicated Sidney Lantz, Vicki Gold-
baum and Joan Seymour, the
incumbents up for reelection, took
a commanding lead in the Sept.
While Mr. Lantz walked away
with the most votes, 3,481, Ms.
Goldbaum and Ms. Seymour were
not far behind in their totals.
Thirteen candidates, the high-
est number in recent years, began
the race for four council seats. Five
were eliminated this week.
Other candidates advancing to
the general election are Sharkey
Haddad, Myron Frasier, Nida
Samona, John Reeves and Toby
Only 249 votes separated Mr.
Haddad, with 1,741 votes the
highest vote-getting non-incum-
bent, from Ms. Hollander, who se-
cured the eighth and final slot.
Southfield voters will return to
the polls on Nov. 7 for the gener-
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