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whom remained anonymous.
"Some of the letters can only
be described as disgusting," Mr.
Larry Sherman, chairman of
the PSD, told commissioners
that he would lead a subcom-
mittee that will examine the
music issue and set guidelines
for the future.
Several options are being dis-
cussed. One would involve in-
strumental versions of so-called
Christian songs, eliminating the
lyrics that offend constitution-
al principles. Another option
would have private business-
people or residents buy their
own sound system, eliminating
the city's role in promoting re-
ligious music. ❑
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A public backlash ensued when
the action was reported in the
Birmingham Eccentric a few
days before Christmas.
The flap dampened crucial
holiday sales for merchants, ac-
cording to Christine Winans,
executive director of the Birm-
ingham Chamber of Commerce,
who spoke at the hearing.
She quoted one shopper as
telling her, "When you take the
Christ out of Christmas, I'm
taking my business out of Birm-
While most protest letters
and phone cnlls were courteous,
city officials said they also re-
ceived anti-Semitic, anti-
Catholic and anti-black
sentiments from some, most of
Set in a JNF park, "Jerusalem in
Miniature" will remain a stand-
ing monument to buildings and
neighborhoods that exist
— or once existed — since
the time of King David.
This project intends to
involve adults and chil-
dren from communities
around the world in con-
structing models (approx-
imately one meter in
height) according to pre-
cise specifications and
sketches. These will be comple-
mented by professionally built
models built in Jerusalem, in-
cluding innovative animation and
sound effects such as a revolving
windmill, mobile railway, ringing
church bells, opening windows,
If anybody is interested in par-
ticipating in the project, or wants
more information, they can con-
tact me at 810-645-7878.
"Why Jerusalem can be one of
the worst cities in the world to live
in? Because the only people who
can really enjoy living here are
those whose soul is uplifted with
each step they take on Jerusalem's
streets." — Nativa Ben-Yehuda,
daughter of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda,
founding father of modern He-
"It's a beautiful city one feels
very, very attached to without nec-
essarily knowing why. Perhaps the
weather has something to do with
it. The climate, the ambiance ...
everything about it. It is irra-
tional." Anwar Nusseibah, for-
mer governor for Jerusalem (prior
to the Six-Day War), ambassador
of Jordan. in London and, since
1979, head of the East Jerusalem
Jerusalem Quiz Fax for read-
ers under 15. A special Jerusalem
prize will be awarded to the first
correct answer received:
What is the most famous say-
ing about Jerusalem's beauty?
What is the origin of that
saying? (Fax answers to 810-645-