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$2.00 JUNE 7-JUNE 13, 2012 / 17-23 SIVAN 5772
A JEWISH RENAISSANCE MEDIA PUBLICATION
0 Cautious Optimism
The commercial real estate
market has turned the corner, experts say. See page 14.
» BackStage Pass
Teens get a "behind the scenes" look at
the vibrant, entrepreneurial side of Detroit. See page 28.
» Sandwich Wars
TV food pundit Adam Richman
searches for the Great American Sandwich. See page 37.
Richman tries the corned beef-pastrami
specialty at Katz's Deli in New York.
metro >> cover story
The 14th Congressional
District includes Oak Park,
Hills and parts of West
Do You Know What Your
Teens Are Up To?
Young people's concerns prompt
a look at JCC Teen Center's public dances.
STORY ON PAGE 10
1942 - 2011
U.S. Reps. Hansen Clarke and
Gary Peters and Southfield Mayor
Brenda Lawrence gear up for the
Democratic primary for Congress.
Jack Lessenberry I Special to the Jewish News
hugely competitive and hard-fought primary elec-
tion is under way across one of the oddest-shaped
„ congressional districts in Michigan history, a race
where the Jewish vote may well be decisive.
Two incumbent congressmen and a mayor are battling to
win the Democratic nomination in the new 14th District,
which stretches from the Grosse Pointes through southwest
and northeast Detroit, and then plows through Southfield,
West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, finally ending up in
Keego Harbor and Pontiac.
The election is Aug. 7. Who shows up to vote may be
critical. Slightly more than half the voters are black. Slightly
more than half live in the suburbs. One of the front-run-
ners doesn't live in the district; another just moved there,
and the congressman who does live in the district — John
Conyers — is running someplace else.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 8