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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-08-08

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Nursing In Public

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Corrina Jones of Warren thought she
was just feeding her baby.
The manager of a Taco Bell saw some-
thing completely different.
Last month, Detroit's WDIV-TV4
reported that the manager of a Taco Bell
in Southfield became furious when he
saw Jones nursing her baby in the
restaurant.
Jones said the restaurant was empty,
that her breast was hidden while she
was nursing, and in any case "I didn't
feel like I was doing anything wrong ...
I was just feeding [my baby].
But according to the news report,
Jones said the Taco Bell manager told
her, "You've exposed yourself" and
threatened to call the police.
The manager later lost his job over
the incident, according to Taco Bell.
(Breastfeeding in public is legal in
many of the States, including
Michigan.)
The television station conducted an
online poll, asking: "Do you think it is
appropriate to breastfeed in public?"
Here are the latest results:
73 percent — yes
22 percent — no
5 percent — unsure

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LLI, World Walk

La Leche League International will hold
a World Walk for Breastfeeding at 1
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Geary Park in
Ferndale.
Each year, La Leche League sponsors
the walks, held throughout the world,
in conjunction with World
Breastfeeding Week. The World Walk,
proclaimed by the World Alliance for
Breastfeeding Action in conjunction
with the World Health Organization
and UNICEF, promotes breastfeeding
globally.
Detroit-area participants will take a
symbolic walk around the park before
enjoying a concert featuring musician
Avy Schreiber, along with dancing, face
painting and arts and crafts.
Those interested in participating or in
sponsoring a walker may contact Anne
McGaffey at (248) 546-7234.

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SPORTS STARS THEN AND NOW - II
In relation to their numbers and national origins, Jewish sportswomen and
athletes have held their own in record setting and in Olympic competition--
displaying the kind of determination that often helped build careers. Three
Americans gained prominence in tennis: Leah Thal! Neuberger, a nine-
time U.S. Singles champion, commanding the courts with Carole Wright,
the National Indoor title holder in 1960 and '62. Yet another was Julie
Heldman, ranked No. 2 in the U.S. for several years. English-born Angela
Buxton paired with the famed Black American, Althea Gibson, in their
1956 Wimbledon doubles triumph.
Less well known was Hungarian Lillie Kronberger who held
Figure Skating World Championships from 1908 to '11, while
countrywoman Eva Szekely broke world breaststroke records in a gold
medal performance at the 1952 Olympics. Russia's Faina Melnik Veleva
earned seven Number One Woman in the World ratings in the discus.
Romanian Angelica Rozeanu's historic seventeen world table-tennis titles
rank her with the game's greats. And women's pro golf had its U.S. star in
Amy Alcott, winner of 29 tournaments. Their stories continue:

AGNES KELETI
(1921-) b. Budapest, Hungary Sandwiched be-
tween early work in the fur industry and her post-
retirement career as a cellist while living briefly in
Australia, Keleti amassed gymnastic prizes
seldom rivalled by female Olympians before or
after. An eventful life almost ended when she--
almost alone in her family--escaped the Holocaust
with contrived documents attesting to her "Chris- --
tianity." They enabled her to leave Budapest for safe haven elsewhere.
Keleti was by then Hungary's most promising gymnast ever, and resumed
competition after the war--capturing ten all-around Hungarian
championships from 1947 to '56.
Mining for international treasure, gold flowed amply in the 1948,
'52 and '56 Olympics. Her strengths: freestanding and beam exercises, team
combined and hand apparatus exercises, and the parallel and uneven
parallel bars. Her rewards: five gold, three silver and three bronze medals
during those Olympiads--the last of which found her, at age 37 1/2, the oldest
female participant to take home the gold. Grouped with the greatest women
gymnasts- of her times, Keleti defected to the West in 1956, settled in
Melbourne and soon after emigrated to Israel. There she coached the
national gymnastic team and now trains young talent aspiring to her own
athletic eminence.

IRENA KIRSZENSTEIN-SZEWINSKA
(1946-) b. Leningrad, Russia She dominated
women's athletics during the 1960s and '70s, and
many consider her the foremost female track and
field performer of all time. She was the first
runner ever to win medals in each of four
tzesv consecutive Olympiads. In 1965, her adopted
Polish homeland--in which she is hailed a national
heroine despite her Jewishness--named her its
Athlete of the Year, an honor also conferred by the U.S.S.R. and by many
sports organizations through the years. The solo and relay track star,
equally accomplished in the hurdles and long jump, was also the first
woman to run 400 meters in under fifty seconds for a gold medal at the
1976 Montreal games.
She had married Junusz Szewinska in 1962, a non-Jewish sports
photographer and ex-runner who became her coach ten years later. It was
he and a much-loved son born to her in 1970 who seemed to further inspire
her accomplishments through the stellar decade that followed. A world
record was set when running the 100 meter in 22.21 seconds, followed by
the fastest 400 meter at 49 seconds in 1977. Before age began to take its
toll and she left athletics, Kirszenstein-Szewinska had collected, without
precedent in her events, ten European medals (five gold) and seven
Olympic medals (three gold). At last report, she earned a degree in
economics from Warsaw University which opened doors to a post within
the city's transportation department.

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