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18 Saving The Earth
37 Selecting A Gym
Washtenaw County JCC
embraces Tu b'Shevat.
The right place can make
a major difference.
24 Prime-Time Poker
ARTS & LIFE
39 Visit From Friends
Jews ante up, from Vegas to
the house next door.
Israeli orchestra makes an
extended stop in Ann Arbor.
32 Gaza Plan
57 Manna From Heaven
Sharon seeks help of Egypt, U.S.
to prevent disaster after Gaza.
Small changes will make the
difference this Passover.
On The Cover: Photography, Angie Baan
Page design, Kelli Johnson
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Dr. William Ross
In Last Call Columnist Harry
Kirsbaum tries to bluff like his
poker-playing dad: page 75
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Kerry To. Get Shoah Records
Prague/JTA — Sen. John Kerry, D-
Mass., will be given records about his
relatives who were killed during the
Holocaust. The presumptive
Democratic nominee learned recently
that his paternal grandmother's
brother and sister, both Jewish, were
killed by the Nazis.
During a visit to New York, the
chairman of Prague's Jewish commu-
nity, Tomas Jelinek, presented the
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
with copies of the original transport
lists for Otto and Jenny Loewe.
Jelinek said he had decided to track
down the records in Prague after
learning from U.S. media reports
about Kerry's Jewish roots.
Operation Safe Bus
New York/JTA — A U.S.-based
interfaith group will provide Israel
with security equipment for public
Responding to the threat of sui-
cide bombings on Israeli public
buses, the International Fellowship
of Christians and Jews will outfit
1,000 security guards with explosives
detectors and other equipment,
including baggage-screening devices.
The $7.2 million project will cover
Israel's 6,000 public buses, and indi-
vidual donors can "secure a seat" for
Abu Abbas Dies
Jerusalem/JTA — Mohammed "Abu"
Abbas, the mastermind behind the
hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise
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ship, has died at 55.
U.S. officials confirmed the death
from natural causes of Abbas, whose
Palestine Liberation Front engineered
the 1985 hijacking during which ter-
rorists shot Leon Klinghoffer, a 69-
year-old Jewish man in a wheelchair,
then dumped him into the ocean as
his wife watched.
Abbas, who was captured by U.S.
forces in April 2003, later called the
killing a "mistake," though he
claimed Klinghoffer was "provoking"
Though Abbas was said to have
renounced terrorism, he told the
Palestinian newspaper Al Quds in
1998 that the "struggle between us
you in mind.
and Israel does not stop at any lim-
Purim Attack Foiled
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Jerusalem/JTA — A major terrorist
attack planned against Purim revelers
in Jerusalem- Was foiled.
According to the Shin Bet securi-
ty service, a raid on a Palestinian ter-
ror cell in Ramallah prevented a sui-
cide bombing in Israel's capital.
Further details were not immedi-
ately available, but the reported
arrests allowed Israel to lower a high
alert in Jerusalem that had caused
massive traffic jams as incoming cars
were searched by police.
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Recruits '04 Grads
The Jewish News will honor
Michigan's brightest Jewish high
school seniors in our "Cap &
Gown" supplement May 21.
Deadline for submissions is
Area high schools have been
asked to distribute our Cap &
Gown directions to all Jewish
seniors with a 3.60 or higher
grade point average (unweight-
ed, on a 4.00 scale). Every gradu-
ating senior who submits his/her
information by April 30 and
meets the GRA criteria will be
included in Cap & Gown.
If you feel you qualify but have
not been contacted by your
school, download the informa-
tion yourself from our Web site:
(click on the Cap & Gown logo at
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