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May 02, 2003 - Image 10

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-05-02

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New Crown Heights
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New York/JTA — The man facing a
retrial in the 1991 Crown Heights riots
admitted that he killed an
Orthodox Jew.
However, Lemrick Nelson says he was
drunk when he stabbed yeshivah stu- _
dent Yankel Rosenbaum, and wasn't
motivated by anti-Semitism. The retrial
is for violating Rosenbaum's civil rights;
Nelson cannot be retried for the actual
murder since he was acquitted of mur-
der and manslaughter in a 1992 state
Lawyers for Nelson, 27, said he had
been drinking beer when he was swept
up in an Aug. 19, 1991, riot and
stabbed Rosenbaum.
Hours earlier, a driver in a motorcade
carrying Chabad-Lubavitch leader
Rebbe Menachem Schneerson had acci-
dentally struck a 7-year-old black child,
Gavin Cato, and his cousin, killing
Cato and sparking the riot.
Nelson was convicted of violating
Rosenbaum's civil rights in 1997 and
sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.
However, an appeals court later threw
out the conviction.

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Benjamhi Seth Manson

on your graduation from the
Detroit College of Law
Michigan State University

We are very proud of all you
have accomplished and wish
you good health, happiness and
success in all you do.
We love you very much!
Mom, Dad and Jeremy

Bubby Sara and Grandma Norma
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Jeremy Matthew Manson

on your graduation from the
James Madison College
Michigan State University

We are very proud of you and
wish you all the best as you begin
your studies this coming fall at the
Detroit College of Law
Michigan State University
We love you very much!

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Mom, Dad and Benjamin
Bubby Sara and Grandma Norma
Ali and Randi

Display Is Nixed

Washington/JTA — The U.S. Supreme
Court barred the display of a Ten
Commandments monument on the
grounds of Kentucky's state capitol.
Without comment, the court
Monday let stand an appeals court rul-
ing that had said the display would vio-
late the constitutional separation
between church and state.
The monument features the words "I
am the Lord thy God" on it, followed
by the commandments. There also are
two small stars of David and a Jesus
symbol on the display.
In a related development, the
American Jewish Committee urged a
federal court to declare unconstitutional
a Ten Commandments memorial
recently erected in the rotunda of
Alabama's highest court.

Abbas Sworn In
As Prime Minister

Ramallah/JTA — Mahmoud Abbas
took office as the first Palestinian
Authority prime minister. Prior to his
inauguration, Abbas condemned the lat-
est suicide bombing in Tel Aviv that


killed three and wounded 55.
A swearing-in ceremony for Abbas
and the other Cabinet members was
held at the Ramallah headquarters of
P.A. leader Yasser Arafat, a day after the
Palestinian Parliament held a vote
approving the new government. The
move was viewed as a key step in
advancing a U.S.-backed "road map" for
Middle East peace.

Abbas Linked
To Munich Attack

Jerusalem/JTA — The new Palestinian
Authority prime minister should be
investigated for his alleged role in
financing the 1972 Munich Olympics
massacre, an Israeli law group said.
Shurat Hadin-Israel Law Center said
Mahmoud Abbas helped finance the
PLO's Black September group that
committed the attack, which killed 11
Israeli athletes.

Strike Shuts
All Of Israel

Jerusalem/JTA — Israeli workers
launched a general strike as Israel's
finance minister presented an austerity
package to the Knesset.
The strike ordered by the Histadrut
shut down Ben-Gurion Airport, ports,
trains, schools, banks, the stock
exchange and government ministries.
The labor federation launched the
strike to protest proposed cuts of $2.3
billion that Finance Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu said are essential to reining
in the budget deficit and preventing the
economy from collapsing. Speaking in
the Knesset, Netanyahu warned that
promised U.S. loan guarantees of $9
billion hinge on approval of the plan.

Jewish School
Cuts Scholarships

Atlanta/JTA — An Atlanta Jewish high
`school said it no longer can offer schol-
arships to students in financial distress.
Because of the economy, the Yeshiva
Atlanta High School said it must
change its 33-year-old policy and
demand a minimum tuition from every
The school's principal, David Adler,
said the move is particularly unfortu-
nate because families of immigrants
from the former Soviet Union are
among those most likely to be harmed
by the move.

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