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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-01-09

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Something Extra

Chanukah Art Pickup

Plea Bargain

The 350 entries from the Jewish News
Chanukah Art Contest are available to
the artists 8:30-5 p.m. Monday
through Friday at the Jewish News,
29200 Northwestern Highway, Suite
110, Southfield.
The office is located in the Danzas
Building on the corner of
Northwestern and Franklin.
The contest winners were displayed
in the newspaper Dec. 19 and at the
Jewish Community Center's Shalom
Street museum in West Bloomfield.
No entries can be returned by mail
and they will not be retained after Jan.
30.
— Alan Hitsky, associate editor

Harvey Finkelberg, dismissed in
November 2002 after 10 years as exec-
utive director of the Tamarack Camps,
pleaded guilty on Sept. 16, 2003, to
three counts of unlawful use of a
motor vehicle. He was fined $145 for
each count by Judge David Gubow of
45B District Court in Oak Park.
The charges, misdemeanors under
Michigan law, had been reduced from
four Motor Vehicle Code felony
counts of intent to pass false title. The
incident in question had occurred
after Finkelberg's dismissal, said his
attorney, Robyn Frankel of Bloomfield
Hills.
"Harvey and the Fresh Air Society
[the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit agency that runs Tamarack
Camps] were involved in putting
together a severance package," she
said.
"He had in his possession the four
vehicles. As part of the severance pack-
age, they were negotiating that he
might get the vehicles. They told him
to insure them."
Finkelberg was under the impression
that he had to sign the vehicles over to
himself in order to insure them, she said.
"They knew I had the cars,"
Finkelberg said. "They waited until I
opened my own camp to call the
police. The cars were given right back
to them."
Finkelberg's Wooden Acres Camp,
located on more than 1,500 acres near

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Honoring Dr. Feinstein

lost recently, he began
a program to connect local
high school students with
their peers in countries of
conflict through mail and
the Internet.
"He was very well-
known and much loved,"
said Dr. Richard Elling,
chair of the WSU Depart-
ment of Political Science.
Dr. Feinstein had been
fighting cancer for the past
two years while teaching full time.
"He had such a great attitude — if
anyone could have beaten it, it
would have been him," said Dr.
Elling.
— Diana Lieberman, staff' writer

Friends of Dr. Otto
Feinstein, professor of
political science at Wayne
State University, will hold
a celebration of his life at
3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26,
in Room 100 of WSU's
General Lectures Building.
Dr. Feinstein, who
passed away Dec. 30 at
the age of 73, was among
Feinstein
the founders of the
International Center for
Peace and Conflict Studies. A member
of the WSU faculty since 1960, he
also helped found the College of
Lifelong Learning. He was a pioneer
in the use of television to enhance
access to higher education.

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Correction

The credit on page 3, Jan. 2, for the cover photos of buildings designed by

Leonard Siegal should have credited Laszlo Regos.

Yiddish Limericks

2004

While some claim Dean's rise has been stunning —
A triumph of saychet and cunning -
His sonim** contend
They'll try to the end
To utz" him right out of the running.

— Martha Jo Fleischmann

* good sense
** enemies
*** goad

Ludington, attracted about 150
campers last summer, he said. He is
hoping to double that enrollment this
summer.
Finkelberg has still not received a
severance package and has filed civil
charges_ against the Fresh Air Society.
Frankel said that her client had
pleaded guilty to the lesser charges
because, as a Canadian citizen, he
risked deportation if he had been con-
victed of more than one misdemeanor
case or any felony. She characterized
the "unlawful use of a motor vehicle"
charges as "what you might charge
your teenager with if he took your car
without your permission."
"You have to give credit to the Fresh
Air Society and the Oakland County
Prosecutor's Office for resolving this in
a way that would be as harmless as
possible," Frankel said.
"It was an unfortunate incident,"
said Ronald Sollish, Fresh Air Society
president. "Counsel can characterize
this situation any way she likes to, but
we feel the fact that he pled guilty
speaks for itself.
"We are not even going to dignify
Mr. Finkelberg's allegations with any
comment, either in the press. or in the
community," Mr. Sollish said. "As an
agency, we have moved past these con-
cerns. We are just looking forward to
having another successful camp sea-
son."
— Diana Lieberman, staffwriter
staff

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