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With a new name, this organization continues to forge a bond
between Detroit and the Central Galilee. See page 12.
A Michigan native gets to make his mark in the evolving world of
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DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Medical student exchange between Technion and WSU increases
knowledge, caring. See page 14.
>> cover story
PhOlograp lc images capture the city that Detroit is.
Julia eyes --
Taubman in front of the Michigan
Central Railroad Station
STORY ON PAGE 47
Komen Foundation's funding decisions
provoked local and national reactions.
Ronelle Grier I Contributing Writer
t was a tumultuous week for those
concerned with the efforts to cure and
prevent breast cancer through research
The uproar began on Jan. 31 when the
Dallas-based Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Foundation announced its decision to stop
providing funding to Planned Parenthood
because its guidelines prohibited support of
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any group under congressional
investigation. An investigation
of Planned Parenthood was
initiated last fall by U.S. Rep.
Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) to see if
Planned Parenthood has used
public funds to fund abortions,
among other allegations.
The announcement was followed by a
torrential nationwide protest. The Komen
Foundation received thousands of emails,
phone calls and letters from groups and
individuals objecting to the elimination
of funding used by Planned Parenthood
to provide free mammograms and breast
cancer screenings for women who could
not afford to pay for these services. Planned
many Walk for
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the Cure events.
and her mother,
Vicki Craine, of
have walked in