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Title:
The Syrian Lebanese star
Alternate title:
Syrian-Lebanese star
Alternate Title:
Star
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ;
Language:
English
Publisher:
A.M. Coplan
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
April 1, 2003
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Syrians -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Lebanese -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1963.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 16, no. 9 (Sept. 1978).
Funding:
Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
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oclc - 05165391
notis - ADA7472
lccn - sn 79007351
issn - 0193-2578
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UF00028363:00014

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Material Information

Title:
The Syrian Lebanese star
Alternate title:
Syrian-Lebanese star
Alternate Title:
Star
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ;
Language:
English
Publisher:
A.M. Coplan
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
April 1, 2003
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Syrians -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Lebanese -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1963.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 16, no. 9 (Sept. 1978).
Funding:
Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000579625
oclc - 05165391
notis - ADA7472
lccn - sn 79007351
issn - 0193-2578
System ID:
UF00028363:00014

Table of Contents
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        page 1
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        page 3
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        page 5
        page 6
        page 7
    Florida's Gold Coast & North Florida
        page 8
    Florida
        page 9
    Georgia
        page 10
    North Carolina/South Carolina
        page 11
    Maryland/Virginia
        page 12
    Tennessee
        page 13
    Texas
        page 14
    Arizona/Nevada
        page 15
    Southern California
        page 16
    Southern California 2
        page 17
    Northern California
        page 18
    California
        page 19
    Recommended Businesses
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Barkal Football School


Hundreds of Jewish
and Arab youngsters
from 27 Israeli villages
and towns not only come
together once a week to-
learn the ins and outs of
football but also jointly
tackle their school.home-


work. The innovative
project that has shot
Jewish-Arab relations
into a league of its own is
the creation of the
Maccabi Tel Aviv-
Kibbutz Barkai Football
(continued on page 8)


All Roads Lead To Atlanta


Continue the excite-
ment and energy at This
Summer's Federation
Convention which will be
held July 3-6th in Atlanta.
Anyone who attended last
year knows how .much fun
we all had in Jacksonville.
The Atlanta Committee
promises to build on the
Jacksonville Convention's
great success. We will be
featuring Nabil Tohme and
Sahar who kept us dancing
all night last -year. They


have had plenty of rest and
are ready to go. Bobby T.
Tanory will take a break
from his TV show to keep
us dancing.
As anyone knows who
travels, to go anywhere in
this country by air you
have to go through
Atlanta. It's the easiest
and least expensive place
in the U.S. to fly. Six
interstate highways go

(continued on page 12)


Information On Khalil Gibran
Memorial Updated
W hen the Gibran the Executive. Board of
Garclen was dedi- the Southern Federation.
cated in 1991 Raymond
Zoghby was Chairman of (continued on page 15)


Additional State
Vice Presidents
Announced
n a, message received
from James Moises,
Vice President of the
Southern Federation, we
were informed that the
Federation now has four
more State Vice President
(continued on page 10)

AAI Chairman
& Managing
Direcector
Meets With
FBI Director
WASHINGTON Today
Federal Bureau of
Investigation Director
Robert -Mueller met with
rep-resentatives of the
Arab American and
Muslim American com-
munities, including
George Salem Chairman
of the Arab American
Institute (AAI), and Jean
AbiNader, managing
Director of AAI, to dis-
(continued on page 12)

GOP Asked To
Condemn
Walkout During
Muslim Prayer
Washington state
lawmaker says action
"an issue of patriotism"
(WASHINGTON, D.C.,
3/4/2003)-The Council on
American-Islamic
(continued on page 13)
MIL


W alter Cronkite,
Missourian Award
Recipient greets Vicky
Hamra, mother of Sam F.
Hamra, as Mrs. Cronkite
looks on. June and Sam
Hamra of Springfield,


Scholarship
Director Issues
Report For 2002


pilgrims will
(WASHINGTON, D.C.,
1/27/03) The Council on
American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR) today
issued a travel advisory.
for American Muslims
who may face harassment
or denial of entry when
returning to the United
States from travel abroad.


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outh


The report of the I j
Scholarship Program The 1.5-litre bottles
originally issued was .a r e
omitted in the last issue. Palestinian
Dr. Albert Johary, gree n,
Director submitted, the with their
ftollowmg report: Ij.. -~tls 51'
year has been one of Ith printed in
most French as M
tragic ones in our coun- well as
try's history. Despite this, Arabic
and the subsequent unrav- "Not to be
eling of our economy fol- m ix e d
lowing 9-11 I, our people with spir-
rose to the occasion and its, says a
continued their generous warning
contributions to the label.
Scholarship Program Just intro- Tawik Mathl


despite -many having
(continued on page 11)


duced in
France by Tawfik


MO. received the presti-
gious Missourian Award
along with Mr. Cronkite.
Sam is a Past President of
the Southern Federation

continuedd on page 11)


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be harassed
The Washington-based
Islamic civil rights and
advocacy group issued
that advisory following
an incident in which a
Chicago-area Muslim
activist was prevented
from returning to this
country after visiting his
family in Jordan. Sabri
(continued on page 10)
Real Thing
Mathlouthi, the 46-year
o 1 .d
Founder of
M e cc a
Cola does-
Sn't fool
anybody
c u with its 55
( i *obvious
,allusion to
,. its better-
k no w n
American
rival,
C o c a
Cola.

Mathlouthi
has been accused, in
some quarters, of cashing
in on the wave of anti-
American feeling in some
sections of the Muslim
community as a result of
(continued on page 14)


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Wedding


-he Farahs
Marlene Husari and Jack
Farah III were married at
4:30 p.m. yesterday in
Immaculate Conception
(continued on page 16)

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(continued on page 16)


Obituaries


Edward David
Nackashi, 76, was united
with his heavenly Father
on March 9, 2003. he was
surrounded by his family,
friends and clergy.
Edward wad born in
mosul, Iraq and made
Jacksonville his home
since 1948. he served this
community as a
pharmacist for over forty-
four years after graduating
from the University of
Florida .'in 1955. Mr.
Nackashi first established
his own pharmacy
(SpringFiled Drugs) and
then worked twenty-three
years for Revco Drugs
Inc. before retiring with
Winn Dixie Pharmacy in
2000. He was a member
of the Knights of
(continued on page 17)


Tanya Michele Yamin
and Christopher Laurence
Raba were united in mar-
riage. at St. George
Maronite Catholic
Church in San Antonio,
Texas. Monsignor James
T. Khoury of Lawrence,
Massachusetts performed
the double ring ceremony
with co-officiates
Reverend John Al Nahal
and Reverend Fadi
Helwanji.
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Jesus Is The Living Word of God
The Bible is the Written Word of God

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Lent
Paradigm of Christian Life


God said, "Repent, for the
kingdom of God is at hand."
We read in the prophet Isaiah
53:1 "Who hath believed our
report? and to whom is the
arm of the Lord revealed?"
The Muslims believe that
their Coran is the last mes-
sage From God. My answer
to the Muslims is that they
must understand that God is
God. He is Almighty. He
knows the end from the
beginning. He is not a GOD
of confusion or a man to for-
get to give the world two
books. God said in Revelation
22:18-19 "For I testify unto
every man that heareth the
words of the prophecy of this
book, If any man shall add
unto these things, God shall
add unto him the plagues that
are written in this book: And
if any man shall take away
Bor the words of the book of
this prophecy, God shall take
away his part out of the book
of life, and out of the holy
city, and from the things
which are written in this
book," God doesn't change
His commandments or
change his mind to correct a
mistake. I know for sure that
75% of the Coran is taken
from the Bible to deceive the
world that the Coran and the
Bible are the same. Also, 25%.
of the Coran is myth and curs-
es upon the infidel. We are not
infidels! The prophet


Rev. Fred Massabni
Mohammed said in his Coran
that if you have any differ-
ences go to the Gospel. Read
Saurat El Maida chapter 45-
47, and 67. To be more sure
read Exodus 32:15-16 and the
two tables of the 10 com-
mandments. They were the
work of God and the writing
was the writing of God
graven upon tables with the
finger of God. Secondly, the
Bible says that God is a Spirit.
Then how is it that he has fin-
gers? Jesus is God's body. As
it is written in Colossians
1:15-19 "Who is the image of
the invisible God, the first-
born of every creature: For by
him were all things created,
that are in heaven, and that are
in earth, visible and invisible,
whether there be thrones' or
dominions, or principalities,
(continued on page 16)


T see Lent only as a
period of spiritual prac-
tices, penances, a nd s e 1 f
- imposed deprivations
would be distorted and
limited. Some understand
Lent solely as a time of
painful spiritual exercises
accepted more or less will-
ingly. But with reflection
and by following attentive-
ly the Lenten celebrations
brought to us by the
Church and its liturgy, we
come to recognize that
Lent is a parable of
Christian life. We come to
recognize the wisdom of
St. Benedict' s admonition
that the lives of Christians
and of the Church "ought
to be a.continuous Lent. "
Lent is an important time
of the liturgical year aimed
at redressing Christian life.
The works of Lent -prayer,
almsgiving, and fasting -
do not have their value in
themselves, as the
Scriptures proclaim on Ash
Wednesday and the follow-
ing Thursday and Friday.
All actions have a God-
centered motive and aim.
In encouraging us to a
greater emphasis on pri-
vate and liturgical prayer,
the church does so to help
us recapture during Lent
their rightful place in


By Brother John
Samaha, S.M.
Christian life at all times.
Almsgiving and sharing
practiced during Lent are
part of a movement of con-
version regarding the use
of goods. Far from
jealously and selfishly
keeping material goods for
themselves, Christians
learn to possess them as
not possessing them. They
manage their possessions
as good stewards, with
constant concern for those
less fortunate. This is not
an occasional practice
either. The ideal continues
to be relevant at any time
there is a need.
Whatever value is assigned
to seasonal or even habitu-
al fasting, fasting is essen-

(continued on page 12)


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A natural smiling face
is an Angelic face.It
also reflects that the per-
son takes the things easy
and approaches politely
towards the many chal-
lenges of life. A natural
smile on one's face posi-
tively affects the eyes of
the beholders. Smile adds
beauty, to the face of the
person who is smiling. A
woman looks more beau-
tiful and a man appears to
be more handsome.
A smile to one's face does
the same thing as the sun
which brightens the
whole world with its sun-
shine. A smile reflects
politeness and cheerful-
ness which takes over the
depression and gloomi-
ness.Life then becomes
more joyful even in the
darkest hour of one's
daily routine. Politeness,
cheerfulness, courtesy
and kind words extended
to others makes one's life
peaceful as well. It ,how-.
ever ,costs nothing to


By Dr. Qazi Muhammad
Barkatullah
smile. But the smile
brings rewards in abun-
dance.
The Arabic word 'Rifq' is
translated in English as
'Politeness'. It can also be
translated as 'cheerful-
ness' ,'courtesy' and 'a
good word'.
Needless to say that 'Rifq'
is a moral quality ,if
adopted deliberately and
intentionally. The root
cause from where the
moral quality emerges is
termed as 'Talaqat'-
Arabic. Talaqat is a trait
and Rifq is a moral quali-
ty that emerges only
(continued on page 10)


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monthly serving Americans of Syrian and Lebanese heritage for over 35 years.
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For Advertising Information Write P.O.Box 5545
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Please send your letters, news stories, pictures and club activities to
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Aida Issa Proclaimed Lebanese
Cook of the Year
by Al Zwan


In a sweeping and crowd-
ed dining room table,
stretched out twenty feet,
Aida Issa served her New
Year's midnight banquet
with one of the most elab-
orate platters of traditional
Lebanese food ever seen
on the Houston horizon.
"It's traditional" cited Aida
and husband Edmond,
along with their daughters.
Attorney Suzanne ancl
college student, Sami and
son, David Days of prepa-


ration highlighted their
beautiful home beginning
with a thousand Christmas
lights outside and New
Years decoration inside
their spacious mansion.
Prior to the banquet, a bar
serving Lebanese "Arrak",
French wine, Irish Scotch,
Kentucky Bourbon, and
special hors d'oeuvres was
buzzing like the Honey

(continued on page 19)


Couple Honored
By University
Husband and wife, and
both members of the
Dallas Lone Star
Lebanese Club, Danielle
Arrieh Flaherty and Dan
Flaherty, have been hon-
ored recently by their
undergraduate and gradu-
ate (MBA) alma mater,
The University of Dallas.
The University recog-
nized the Flahertys as
recipients of the 2002
Distinguishec! Alumni

(continued on page 19)


Deaths


Miss Selma Korkmas,
77, of Tyler, Texas passed
away on December 8th.
She was born Feb. 2, 1925
in Tyier to David andAziza
Korkmas and was a life-
long resident. She retired
after 17 years with Delta
Drilling Co. She was a
member of the Cathedral
of the Immaculate
Conception, Catholic
Daughters of America,
Altar Society, Desk and
Derrick Club and Ceciars
of Lebanon. She volun-
teered for Meals on
Wheels. She was preceded

(continued on page 13)


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LETS ELECT


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BLOOMFIELD

for
District 5


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ERNIE G.
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C. Affordable Housing
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from her many
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HOGAN
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Tax Collector

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Darkal orutball
(continued from page 1)
School in partnership
with the Givat Haviva
Jewish-Arab Center for
Peace.
Apart from the physical
sport many different
goals are being achieved
over and beyond what
lands up in the nets.
During the course of a
week, 230 youngsters
aged between 6 to 16
come together for 2 hour
long training sessions on
the inviting soft green turf
of the Barkai Football
School. This is one school
that can boast that their
pupils rarely skip class!
Puffing and panting after
arduous training sessions,
the young sportsmen
exchange their studded
boots for academic and
co-existence studies at the
neighboring Givat


av va campus. e
Maccabim Foundation,
the educational wing of
Maccabi, run programs
encouraging youth to play
football from Kiryat
Shbmona in the north
down to Bedouin town-
ships in the Negev.
A representative of
Maccabim said this week
that the joint Wadi Ara
based football school and
Givat haviva project with
focus on Jewish and Arab
youth together was one of
the most successful in the
country. "In many like -
wise sports initiatives,
nobody was brave enough
to face the obvious differ -
ences, and so we decided
together to pick up the
gauntlet of challenge -
but slowly. said Shimon
Malka of the Jewish-Arab
Center for Peace, Givat
Haviva. "The kids come
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year-old Arab students
from the Givat Haviva
Technological College
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from Kibbutz Metzer.
"Apart from assisting
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learning process is cen-
tered on what Malka
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languages," "Arab chil -
dren can communicate in
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majority of 12-13 year
olds are quite fluent."
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course do not speak hard -


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rather sadly. "Through
dealing with their lan-
guages we can bring them
to a point where they can,
begin to recognize that
many works are similar,
something they had not
thought about before."
Recognizing and using
what they share in com-
mon is a process that
starts naturally on the
football field. Dealing
with and crossing the
divide created by those
differences is a tough
challenge. A special pro-
gram devised by young
computer engineer
Ahamad Kabha also
introduces the youngsters
to another type of net, the
internet. Part of this study
element encourages them
to hone in on websites
fostering co-existence.

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Barkal Football
(continued from page 8)

"This is the first time that
we have had the opportu -
nity of dealing with a
group of Jews and.Arabs
that know one another to
the degree that these
youngsters do-through the
football school," said
Malka. Shimon Malka is
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arab teens together with-
Palestinian and Jordanian
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last 3 years. "One of the
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school and after practice
study sessions at Givat
Haviva is that no matter
what is happening in the
country in general, the
kids still come to meet 3
or 4 times a week, said
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sters meet on the field
of sport and study but
they also visit each oth-
ers homes. "The par -
ents 'are a very solid
support group even
though they have their
very deep differences
outside of the football
school," continued
Malka, who also noted
that a separate program
for parents is in the off-
ing. Some of the young
Barkai footballers play
in a national league
where they also come
up against opposition
the likes of arch rivals,
HaPoel. Jewish and
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GEORGIA


Travel Advisory
(continued on from page 1)
Samirah, president of the
United Muslim
Americans Association in
Palos Hills, says he was
barred from returning to
Chicago last weekend
when Irish officials cited
an INS fax revoking his
permission to leave the
country. Samirah says he
had been assured of his
right to return by the INS.
In a similar incident, the
Hartford Courant report-
ed yesterday that an
Iranian graduate student
at a university in
Connecticut has been
_stranded in Canada for
months after he traveled
there to visit relatives.
SEE:
http://www.ctnow.com/he
-ali0126.artjan26.story.
The advisory comes at a
time when thousands of
American Muslims are

Politeness
(continued on from page 3)-
when Talaqat is used
appropriately. The adop-
tion of politeness if
deliberate ,then becomes
a moral quality.
A child, so long is unable
to utter a single word,
exhibits can create a 'pub-
lic scandal' in many ways.


((Ti(2>


traveling to Saudi Arabia
for the annual Hajj, or pil-
grimage to Mecca. The
pilgrims will return in the
second half of February,
and may face similar
treatment by immigration
authorities. CAIR offi-
cials say they have
received a number of
complaints of ill-treat-
ment of Muslims and
Arabs entering this coun-
try following the imple-
mentation of the INS so-
called "special registra-
tion" program that targets
visitors from Islamic
countries.
The group's travel adviso-
ry reads in part: "The
Council on American-
Islamic Relations (CAIR)
reminds Muslims living
in the United States who
are not citizens or do not
have permanent resident
status that they are at risk
of harsh and humiliating
treatment by immigration
authorities when return-

The choice of flairing
words may simply be an
idle talk to create some
sort of sensation. But it
could lead to more evils ,
like the situation where
the criminal deeds are
talked about shamelessly.
A greasy tongued person,
just to amuse his/her
audience, may indulge in
defamation of others


ing to America from trav-
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ers are also at risk of
being barred from enter-
ing the United States
based on allegations or
suspicions that need not
be revealed by law
enforcement authorities.
"It is recommended that
all non-emergency travel
abroad be postponed.
Anyone who must travel,
and experiences what
they believe to be harsh
or discriminatory treat-
ment by INS officials,
should file an incident
report with CAIR.
Report forms are avail-
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http://cair-net.org/ire-
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from Hajj are advised to
inform friends and rela-
tives of their travel itiner-
ary so that inquiries can
be made if an incident
occurs on the return of the
journey."

,who may be pious other-
wise.. The 'impolite'
speaker, may utter a fool-
ish gossip of personal
nature ,which could hurt
other people 's feelings.
The impolite speaker
could utter malicious
words ,intended deliber-
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people's reputation or
(continued on page 19)


Barkal Football
(continued from page 9)

to sit on the learning
bench together, these
Jewish and Arab young-
sters, with their trainers
and facilitatory, are blow-
ing the whistle on many
of the differences that
keep their off field com-
munities apart.
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NORTH CAROLINA / SOUTH CAROLINA


Scholarship
Director Report
For 2002
(continued on from page 1)
already donated hundreds
to thousands of dolLars
toward various charities
surrounding 9-11.
I am pleased to announce
that we were able to give
out $48,483.00 this past
July 4th weekend in
Jacksonville, making this
yet another very success-
ful year for the
Scholarship Program. We
reviewed a record number
of applications, this year,
58, and gave out 68
scholarship and gift of
knowledge awards. This
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scholarships: SLAC of
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and Ruth and Helen
Ashmore, Edgar
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Palm Beach County
Scholarship, The Isabe!
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Scholarship, and the
William P. Joseph, Sr.
Memorial Scholarship.
With Gene Petro's help,
we were active in the
development of a simple
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We hope with the coming
year that that the scholar-
ship program continues to
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As has been stated time
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is to invest in .our youth.
I would like to take this
opportunity to once again
congratulate all of our
scholarship recipients and
wish them much success
in their future endeavors.I
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MARYLAND / VIRGINIA

Roads To Atlanta AAI Chairman Lent and drink, for tomorrow
(continued on from page 1) (continued from page 1) (continued on from page 3) we die. nButn the dead are u u es
through Georgia and you cuss their concerns tially an attack on uncon- that Christ has been raised
can even take the train, regarding the status of trolled appetite for earthly from the dead, the first-
We have got great hotel Arabs and Muslims in the goods of all kinds. People fruits of all who have fallen LARGEST IN D.C.
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for children, youth and the delay in issuing visas Christians seek to rectify tery that brings this plan to
singles we will be featur- to persons from Arab and their behavior in order to rea onto n Special Events
ing wonderful cultural pre- Muslim countries. balance their everyday ment here and in the world.
sentations. Also, hospital- Participants also discussed lifestyle in harmony with Church and in the worldricatures
ity is always the key in their concerns about their faith and hope. The f courall seasons of this can be saliturgi-d Special Gift Caricatures
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There is so much to see such as the Domestic (continued on page 13) From A Photo
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TENNESSEE


Muslim Prayer
(continued on from pg 1)

Relations (CAIR) today
called on state and nation-
al Republican leaders to
condemn a walkout by
two members of that party
during a Muslim prayer
opening Monday's session
of the Washington State
House of Representatives.
The Washington, D.C.
based Islamic civil rights
and Republicans Louis
McMahan and Cary
Condotta went to the back
of the chamber during the
invocation by Imam
Mohamad Joban of the
Islamic Center of
Olympia. Condotta said
he "wasn't particularly
interested" in the prayer.
McMahan said she did not
remain in the chamber
because: "It's an issue of
patriotism...The Islamic
religion is so...part and
parcel with the attack on"
America. I just didn't
want to be there, be a part
of that...My god is not
Mohammed." SEE: "2
Lawmakers Spurn
Muslim's Prayer,"
http://seattlepinwsource.c
om/local/M0881 .prayer04
.shtml.
"How many times must
American Muslims ask
Republican leaders to
repudiate Islamophobic
hate within their own
ranks? Americans must


not allow the actions of a
few, whatever their posi-
tions of authority, to
divide our nation along
religious and ethnic lines.
Such divisive actions by
elected leaders can only
serve to increase discrimi-
nation against ordinary
American Muslims and
harm our natiorfs image
and interests worldwide,"
said CAIR Executive
Director Nihad Awad.
Awad urged state and
national Republican lead-
ers to repudiate the law-
makers' walkout and to
apologize to Washington's
Muslim community.
In his prayer, Imam Joban
stated: We open this ses-
sion of the House of
Representatives in the
name of Allah, the one
God of Abraham, God of
Moses, God of Jesus, and
God of Mohammed, peace
by upon them all...We ask
Allah or God to bless the
state of Washington so it
may continue to prosper
and become a symbol of
peace and tranquility for
people of all ethnic and
religious backgrounds.
We pray that, Allah may
guide this House in mak-
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people of Washington...At
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TEXAS


It's Not The
Real Thing
(continued from page 1)

the backlash which fol-
lowed the terrorist attacks
of 11 September 2001.
The Tunisian entrepre-
neur argues that he is fill-
ing a niche in the market
and also aiding a worthy
cause since Mecca Cola
is sold as a means of rais-
ing funds for Palestine,
and notably for such
humanitarian objectives
as education, the health of
Palestinian children, and
the preservation of
Palestine's cultural her-
itage. Some 10%- of
Mecca Cola's 1.20
Europrice ($1.14) goes to
the Palestinian cause, say
the soft drinks manufac-
turers. "No more drink-
ing stupid, drink with
commitment", its label
reads in French and
English.
No precise figures are yet
available as to the success
of Mecca Cola, but it has
become a hit in France's
large urban Muslim com-
munities where the cola's
makers say it has serious-
ly cut into traditional
Coke's market share at
least in such cities as
Mantes-la-Jolie outside
of Paris and Venissieux,
in the suburb of Lyons.
Local Muslim grocers say
the new Islamic soft drink
has made serious inroads
into Coca Cola's tradi-


tional territory and. is so
popular it is difficult to
keep up with demand.
However, they stress,
they are not part of a boy-
cott of its better-known
US rivals, Coke and Pepsi
Cola. "We leave 'their'
colas on the shelves,"
says one local merchant,
who adds "that it would
not be true to Islam not to
not allow our customers
to purchase US-made
Coke and Pepsi if that is
what they want."
Buyers of Mecca Cola
seem to be divided
between those interested
in pop politics or those
just following the latest
fad. It is served largely at
religious ceremonies, and
has become a must at
Islamic marriages.
The idea of producing
Mecca Cola came to Mr.
Mathlouthi- who until
now was chiefly known
as the entrepreneur who
founded Radio
Mediterrande, when he
came across a bottle of
Iranian-produced., which
in Europe is available
only in Denmark.
Producing a French deriv-
ative of the idea was, in
his estimation, a positive
way of supporting the
Palestinians cause. Last
May, Mr. Mathlouthi
sponsored a daylong pro-
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he says, he's chosen to
continue his work on
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Although for the moment
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Raba Wedding
(continued from page 2)

families are founding
members of St. George.
The parents of the bride
and groom are members
of the Southern
Federation's Continental
Club of San Antonio.
The bride was given in
marriage by her parents
and escorted by her
father. Maid of Honor
was Nicole Michele
Yamin, sister of the bride.
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bride and groom were
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Adams, James Richards,
brother-in-laws of the
bride and groom respec-
tively, Jasin Alfaro, Lee
Brown, Brian Costantino,
Nick Joseph, Mark
Kennecly, Chris Leal,
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groom The ring bearer
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nephew of the bride.

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ARIZONA / NEVADA


Khalil Gibran
Memorial
(continued from pg 1)
On our behalf he contact-
ed a member of the House
of Representative in
Washington. The, condi-
tion of the Memorial was
brought to his attention
and a quick reply was
received from Sonny
Callahan from Mobile,
and a member of tlYe
Committee on
Appropriations.
We quote from a portion
of a letter from Joseph
Lawler, Acting Regional
Director, U.S. Dept. of
the Interior. "In recent
months we have made a


successful effort to
improve maintenance of
this important site. Shrub
beds have been weeded
and mulched. Tree work
has been completed; trash
and litter removal are
now under contract and
are on a frequent and reg-
ular schedule. We are
working with Gordon
Cray, the Sculptor of the
Gibran bust to mainte-
nance the bronze figure
on this site. Those proce-,
dures will be implement-
ed shortly, and the
stonework will be steam
cleaned.
We have long-term con-
cern about the condition
of the memorial. There


are significant structural
problems, stemming from
either improper design or
improper construction
and installation.
Attachment points for the
polish stone facade have
broken loose, resulting in
damage to the stone and
underlying concrete foun-
dation has shifted in sev-
eral places.
A request for funds to
repair this memorial and
landscape was entered
into the National Park
Service Project
Management Information
System (PMTS) in 1998
where it remains as a part
of the National Park
Service maintenance


backlog. The current esti-
mate for repairs is
$150,000 which is being
considered for funding in
fiscal years 2003 or 2004
along with other high pri-
ority projects. We are
committed to the renova-
tion of this site, when
funds become available.'
In the interim, we will
make every effort to per-
form the appropriate day
to day maintenance."
(submitted by Raymon
Zoghby)
Editor's note: we are
grateful to Mr. Zoghby
for his promptness in
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Raba Wedding
(continued from page 14)
Ushers were Gage Raba,
Wills Raba, Troy
Ransclell Richard
Rucksdachel, Timothy
Winger and Michael
Wulff.
The parents of the groom
hosted a seven-course
Chinese banquet style
rehearsal dinner on
Friday evening at the
Golden Wok. A dinner-
dance reception was held
at the Aclam's Mark
Hotel following the wed-
ding ceremony. Music
was provided by Duck
Soup Parents of the bride
hosted a farewell break-
fast at the Solarium
Restaurant on Sunday
morning for the wedding
party and out of town
wedding guests..
Patricia Benson, Sharon
Benson and Sylvia Karam
coordinated events of the
weekend.
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Family and friends,
including members of the
Federation, traveled from
all over Texas, Louisiana,
California, New York,
Connecticut, Virginia and
Colorado to attend the
festivities of the week-
end.
Following a honeymoon
in Italy, the couple will
reside in San Antonio.

Farah Wedding
(continued from page 2)
Catholic Church.
The bride daughter of
Adeil and Eliyas Husari,
graduated from
Englewood High School
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Georgina Yazgi was the
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Following a trip to the
Caribbean, the couple
will live in Jacksonville.
Almalik Wedding
(continued from page 2)
Amman, Jordan, were
married at 5 p.m.
yesterday in St. Ephrem
Syriac Catholic Church.
The bride, daughter of
Yvette and Anthony
Homsany, Jacksonville,
graduated from Terry
Parker High School and
magna cum laude from
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The bridegroom is the son
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Amman, and the late
Rozin Almalik.


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Jesus
(continued from page 3)
or powers all things were cre-
ated by him, and for him: And
he is before all things, and by
him all things consist. That in
all things he might have the
preeminence. For it pleased
the Father that in him should
all fullness dwell;" In Luke
1:46, "And Mary said, My
soul doth magnify the Lord,
And my spirit hath rejoiced in
God my Saviour." This
proves that Jesus is her God
and Saviour. From this we
understand that Jesus is older
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before the foundation of the
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Obituaries
(continued from page 2)
Nackashi
Columbus and the Duval
County Pharmacy
Association. He was a
parishioner at San jose
Catholic Church and
served as a Deacon at St.
Ephrem Suriac Catholic
Church. mr. Nackashi
was a devout Catholic
who lived his life for God
and his family.
He is preceded in death
by his parents, David and
Najma Tappouni
Nackashi; three brothers,
Solomon, Louis and
Behnan Nackashi, and
two sisters Madeline
Barnouti and Maria
Affas. he is survived by
his loving and devoted
wife of forty-two years,
Faye Nackashi; his son
Joseph Nackashi (Dawn);
three daughters, Theresa
(Randy) Little, Grace
(Chuck) Brasington and
Mary (Michael) Allmer;
one brother Hickmat D.
Nackashi; three sisters,
Raina Ossi, Victoria
Zebouni and Sabeha
Younan; and twelve
grandchildren, Matthew-
and Jon Paul Little,


Elizabeth, Catherine,
Caroline, Gabriel and
Christian .Nackashi,
Stephanie and Lindsey
Brasington, Ashley,
Allison and Michael
Allmer.
The vigil service was
recited at San Jose
Catholic Church. Mass
was celebrated at San Jose
Catholic, with Bishop
Joseph Younan officiating.
The family requests that
donations be made to St.
Ephrem Syriac Catholic
Church at 14608 Stacey
Road, Jacksonville,
Florida 32250.
Ned Aide, former past
president of the Syrian
Lebanese American Club
.of Orlando, and long time
member of the Southern
Federation died recently.
The 67 year old father of
three children, Jimmy 19,
Jonathan 12, and
Jaacquelyn, 11, were sup-
porters of many of the
Federation conventions.
Ned, along with his wife,
Traci, made certain their
children learned of and
enjoyed their heritage. Mr
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His sister, Barbara Aide
Shaheen and his brother
in law, Charies Shaheen
were past presidents of
the Federation.
Born in Brooklyn, NY.
Mr. Aide moved in 1939
to Oriando with his fami-
ly. During his military
service in the United
States Army he was a
morse code interceptor
stationed in Okinawa.
When he left the Graphic
Arts business after many
years, he became owner
and President in 1985 of
Unitect Energy, System
and United Screen
Enclosures. His wife will
assume control of the
business as she is a
licensed general contrac-
tor.
Whil e hwas involvect in
many charities including
St. Jude Children's
Hospital, his primary goal
was his children. He
spent every free hour
enjoying their company
and being involved in
:their life. His son
Jonathan is becoming an
accomplished golfer and


his daughter excels in
other sports and is one of
the top students- in her
class. His son Jimmy is
planning on working
closely with his mother to
keep the business their
dad started successful.
Jesus
(continued from page 16)
Jesus is the son of Mary. How
foolish you are. Please ask
God to open your pyes to see
the truth. You and I know that
the first son must be called
after his father's name. Once I
met in Africa a truckman, I
stopped him add said Mary
conceived by the Holy Spirit
and the son came whose son
was Jesus. He answered me
fast, "Jesus is the Son of
God." I told him he would go
to Heaven because he con-
fessed Jesus as the Son of
God. Recently I met an Arab
from Jordan and speaks
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me. After a long conversation,
I asked him the same ques-
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Holy Spirit, whose Son is He?
He answered, "The Son of
God." I see blindess because
of unbelief. Satan's aim is to
deceive Islam and the world
so that they will be with him
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name of the angel that
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Obituaries
(continued from page 17)
ENTREPRENEUR
MIKE DIPPS, SR.
PASSED ON, AGE 88

Mike Dipp, Sr. an El Paso
businessman, has died at
the age of 88. Mr. Dipp
developed a series of fami-
ly-owned enterprises in the
grocery and real estate
industry, which included
buying the Downtown
Plaza Hotel building in
1969. He started in 1930
with a chain of supermar-
kets, Dipp Markets, and
started other companies
that have evolved into
Economy Cash and Carry
(a wholesale grocery busi-
ness), MD Farms, -Rio
Foods Coldway Storage (a
clothes storage warehouse)'
and Plaza Properties,
which owns the former
Plaza Hotel, Kern Plaza,
Rushfair Shopping Center
and other properties.
Mr. Dipp is survived by his
wife, Mary Hamrah Dipp.
Other survivors are sons,
George and wife Christine;
Michael and wife Mary
Ann; Paul and wife,
Suzanne; daughters
Rosalee and husband,
Raymond Zoghby of
Mobile, AL; and Mary
Jeanne. Four of the chil-
dren help operate the Dipp
family businesses. Also
surviving are sister in laws,
Rosalie Hamrah and Vicky


Hamrah, grandchildren
and 2 great grandchildren
Mr. Dipp bought and sold
the Plaza Theater in 1970
and played a part in broker-
ing a deal with the E! Paso
Community from another
owner. He was passionate
about downtown where he
based the operation of his
businesses. That passion
has carried over to his chil-
dren who continue to work
on Downtown develop-
ment. He taught me to
always focus on the funda-
ments and to always put
people first, said Pa! Dipp
of his father who retired six
years ago.
Jack Eisenberg, Chairman
of the Board of American
Finance and Investment
Co., a 56 year old E! Paso
finance company for
which Mike Dipp, Sr. was
a long time board member,
said he will remember
Dipp for his integrity, hon-
esty and absolute knowl-
edge of business. He was a
major success in whatever
he undertook. He is a role
mode! for the world.
Jesus
(continued from page 17)
me to preach on television 22
years to tell the truth without
compromise about His Son
Jesus. God said in II
Corinthians 1 1:13, "For such
are false apostles, deceitful
workers, transforming them-
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died Dec. 21, 2002, after a
brief illness. He was a
member of the Angelican
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by his wife, Maryrose
Mahfood, and children,
Phillip E. Mahfood,
Michael and Suzann
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Christ. And no marvel; for-
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God is love and Islam if they
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Aida Issa
(continued from page 4)

Bees of South Louisiana.
On the spacious table were
huge platters of Lebanese
food with not a square inch
of space left for a lonely
napkin. It was FOOD and
more FOOD. After count-
ing more than twenty main
courses, Al Zwan
proclaimed the event as
"A War on Food". Starting
with Raw Kibbe, olive oil
and fresh green onions,
stuffed kibbee balis, rolled
grapeleaves (two vari-
eties), lamb and meaty rice
dressing, string beans with
lamb, ijjie (omelets) egg
rofls, homas baba ganooja,
tabouie, jumbo cold boiled
shrimp ($12.00 a pound
variety) spinach pies, zat-
tar bread, Lebanese'
Bread, and grilled salmon,
a speciality of
Edmondt....and that was
on one end of the table.
There was no way to make
both ends of the table. "I
never saw the other end of
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.man.. .it's too much for me
quoted one Lebaneezer
who has a reputation of
"clearing any table".
Special guests included


Federation Past Presidents,
Adelene and Ralph
Abercia, Rose and Al
Zwan and former City
Councilman Louis Macey
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Ann, former President of
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and friends of the Issas.
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enjoyed by all.
Finally, when the count
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midnight had concluded to
bring in the year 2003, a
"second round" was
launched and a dash for
"The Table" was made,
and it was "Dinner Time"
all over again. "I give up"
said Al Zwan..it's too
much for me."
Do you have a New Year's
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Write the Editor of the
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Arrieh Flahery is the
daughter of the late
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Arrieh. Dan Flaherty,
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Jesus
(continued from page 18)
the Judge of the world. Put
your trust in Jesus if you want
to go to Heaven otherwise
you will never see light, only
darkness. Stop cursing the
cross, Christians. Stop mak-
ing fun on TV about Jesus
who died to save you. Are
you ready to meet God? Be
sure! I love you because you
are good people. I've worked
with Muslims all my. life I
know they are deceived by
the devil. God said, "repent,
for the kingdom of God is at
hand." Ask Jesus to forgive
you and to enter your heart as
the Holy Spirit to lead you to
Heaven.


Politeness
(continued from page 10)
injure them in several
other ways. These ill-spo-
ken words could come
under the scrutiny of the
Law of the Land. Also, an
impolite speaker may
utter a public rebuke of
the person of respect and
good reputation. To pre-
vent such possible occur-
ances, speaking impolite-
ly in public or private, is
strictly forbidden in
Islam. Instructions to
speak politely, are very
clear, for the Muslims.
However, not intentional-
ly, but out of habit, some
people do speak with a
loud voice. Even though
no harm is meant but t it is
termed as 'yelling', which
should, also, be avoided.
Holy Quran has advised
the Muslims :
"Be polite !And lower
your voice;
Verily ,the most hateful of
voices is the braying of a
donkey"
(31:20)
Prophets of Allah have
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NAPA, CA


ADMIRAL
POOL TABLES INC.
Since 1974
Northern California's Only Manufacturer!
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At The Lowest Prices!
Take A Tour Online
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(510) 489-4932
301 39 Industrial Parkway
Southwest, Bldg. A
Hayward, CA


HILDA GARZON-AYVAZIAN
ATTORNEY AT LAW

PROBATE

WILLS TRUSTS

626.405.9050

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
SE HABLA ESPAROL

107 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Ste. 208
Pasadena, CA 91105

KIMMEL'S STATIONERY
Office Supplies
Excellent Selection of Fine Writing Instruments
Journals Imported Gifts

415-921-8828
2144 Chestnut Street San Francisco, CA
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RECOMMENDED BUSINESSES


Best Wishes To Our Many
Syrian & Lebanese Friends & Customers
AUTO BUSINESS
HOME HEALTH
Murin Abushara and
Tareg Shadat


Globe Insurance
Agency

(773) 267-5700
Fax: (773) 267-5990
4609 North Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60625

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Screening Services Inc.
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Verification MVR's Workers' Comp Credit Reports SSN
Verification Criminal Records Tenant Screening Public &
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www.background-screening.com
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5810 W. 38th Ave., Ste. 17, Denver, CO



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Downtown's Newest Auto Repair Shop
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719-477-9716
602 S. Wahsatch Ave, Colorado Springs, CO


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&
Associates
303-799-0476
Englewood, CO


"WE CovrER ANY rING UNDER TilH SUN"
CANVAS PRODUCTS
CO. INC.
Since 1944

Residential & Commercial
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2601 Halls Mill Rd. Mobile, AL


PROPANE GAS
Proudly Serving Durham County
Manager Lacy Compton


We are an authorized distributor for L.P. gas in both
bottled and bulk forms. Please feelhfree to give us a
call anytime you have a question regarding L.P. gas
service in the local area.


919-477-2950
3117-B Guess Rd. Durham, NC


SUPERIOR
SECURITY
SERVICES, INC.
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Unarmed Guards
Armed Alarm Response City Wide Patrol
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Apartments Warehouses Industrial
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8830 Centre St., Suite 5
Southaven, MS
Phone: 662-342-1235
Fax: 662-342-9010







Funeral Homes

(504) 821-8411

4127 S. Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125


WAL*MART
SUPERCENTER
Your. One Stop Shopping Place
7 a.m. 11:00 p.m.
General Manager Stacy Barnes
WAL-MART SUPERCENTER believes that the one
most important thing is customer satisfaction, and
the friendly, courteous personnel strives to assist
you in every way. People prefer to do business with
them because they furnish quality products-qt
prices they can afford.
304-472-2589
100 Buckhannon Crossroads Buckhannon, WV


Carpet &

Oriental Rug Store



"Yes There s A

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So Drive A Little

and Save A Lot


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feet of showroom and
warehouse space
specializing in all
types of carpet,
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wallpaper, and
authentic handmade
oriental rugs
for home and

business



205-663-2310
2844 Montgomery Hwy.
Pelham, AL


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