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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:
September 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:
aleph - 000579625
oclc - 05165391
notis - ADA7472
lccn - sn 79007351
issn - 0193-2578
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UF00028363:00019

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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:
September 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:
UF00028363:00019

Table of Contents
    Main
        page 1
        page 2
        page 3
    Florida's Gold Coast
        page 4
    Florida
        page 5
    Georgia
        page 6
    North Carolina
        page 7
        page 8
    Maryland/Virginia
        page 9
    Alabama/Mississippi/Tennessee
        page 10
    Louisiana/Texas
        page 11
        page 12
    Texas
        page 13
    Oklahoma/New Mexico
        page 14
    Arizona/Nevada
        page 15
        page 16
    Colorado/Utah
        page 17
    Colorado/Utah/Wyoming
        page 18
    Southern California
        page 19
    Central California
        page 20
    Northern California
        page 21
    California
        page 22
        page 23
    Recommended Businesses
        page 24
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New Lebanese
Command
WASHINGTON -
President Bush's nomi-
nee to oversee U.S.
forces in Iraq told a
Senate panel yesterday
that he is perplexed that
Saddam hussein's
weapons of mass
destruction have not

(continued on page 7)


FBI and ATF join
investigation of
'incendiary' fire The
.Council on American-
Islamic Relations
(CAIR) today said fire
investigations in
Georgia have
determined that a blaze
at the Islamic Center of
Savannah early Sunday
was an act of arson.
The national Islamic
civil rights and
advocacy group also
said the FBI and the
Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives (ATF) have
now joined the


Danny Thomas garnered
the help of many people
from all over the world
to realize his dream of
building St. Jude
Children's Research
Hospital. Rock 'n' roll
legend Elvis Presley
was one of his early sup-
porters and lent his tal-
ents to help raise funds
for the new hospital.
In 1957, Presley per-
formed in one of
Danny's variety shows
to help build the "little
hospital in Memphis."


General To
in Iraq


Abizaid


investigation. (CAIR
called for FBI
assistance in the case in
a statement released
yesterday.)
Bob Klitsch, chief fire
investigator with the
Savannah Fire
Department,. and FBI
Special, Agent Steve
Crum confirmed to
CAIR that the fire was
"incendiary" innature
and that the case will
now be investigated as
a civil rights violation
because the center was
a house of worship.

(continued on page 6)


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The success of the show
prompted a series of
Shower of Stars events
beginning in 1970. As
the hospital expanded,
Presley continued to
support St. Jude by mak-
(continued on page 11)


ADC Outraged
by Attack on
U.N.
Headquarters
in Baghdad,
Sends Condolences
to Anan
The American-Arab
Anti-Discrimination
Committee (ADC)
expressed outrage at
today's dastardly attack
on United Nations
headquarters in
Baghdad. In a letter
faxed to U.N.

(continued on page 7)
Historic
Reforms
The last few months
have seen momentous
changes in Qatar that
will alter the political
and social contours of
the country over the
next few years. The
election of the first
(continued on page 10)
Daughter of
'The Foreigner':
Balancing A
Dual Identity


Betool Khedairi
By Judith Gabriel
Betool Khedairi was
born in Baghdad to an
Iraqi father and a
Scottish mother in 1955.
Her first novel, "Kam
Badat al Sama Qareeba"
(continued on page 13)


It's All About
Networking!!!
This summer, we
celebrated our heritage,
we also celebrated our
many accomplishments
as Lebanese
entrepreneurs. We had
a professional
networking cocktail
party and panel
presentation at the

(continued on page 8)
A Conversation
With Iron
Sheikh 'Oneself
in Relation to
Place'


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By Steven Salaita
A few months back, I
attended a function
called "Cafe' Intifada"
on the eve of a
Palestinian right to
return march in
Chicago. Billed as a
night of poetry, Cafe
Intifada was actually a
collection of young
(continued on page 16)


Nadia Younes, UN Aide In
Baghdad Is Dead at 57
By Paul Lewis
Nadia Younes, an
Egyptian who was chief
of staff for the senior
United Nations ,f ,
representative in Iraq,
Sergio Vieira de Mello, -
died in the bomb attack UJo
in Baghdad on Monday, _
the United Nations said -i'.
on Wednesday. She was :
57. Mr. Vieira de Mello
(continued on page 12) Nadia Younes

Arab Minister Leaves
Impression On Church
When Fahed Abu-Akel .
was named moderator
of the 214th General .. -7-
Assembly of the ".'
Presbyterian Church '
USA last summer, the
Rev. Tom Are fought
back tears.
"Being that it was the 'l
(continued on page 9) Fahed Abu-Akel

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Committee Requests Your Help


The Charity Committee,
the charitable arm of the
Federation, donates to
various organizations
and missions that serve
the poor, the sick and
hungry of the world,
paying special attention
to organizations that
serve families and
children. Please
remember the Charity
Committee as a way to
honor the memory of
those loved ones that
have died, or a way to
honor a special event or
occasion, or simply to
make a meaningful
charitable gift. It is only
through your help, your


generosity, and your
caring that the Charity
Committee will be able
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AKRAS
Fred Akras, age 83 of St
Augustine, FL passed
away Sunday August 24,
2003 at Flagler Hospital.
He was born in Brooklyn,
New York and had resided
in St Aug. for the past '81
years. He served in the US
Navy during World War
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to St Aug. to join his sister
Helen in his families busi-
ness, Akras Dress Shop.
His son Freddy and his
.(continued on page 11)
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Daughter of Annie Dee
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she was born in New
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(continued on page 11)




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Jesus The Only Savior


What's In An Icon?


Prayer


John 3:16, For God so
loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should
not perish, but have
everlasting life.
Isaiah 7:14, Therefore
the Lord himself shall
give you a sign, Behold,
a virgin shall conceive,
and bear a son, and shall
call him Immanuel.
Isaiah 9:6, For unto us a
child is born, unto us a
son is given; and the
government shall be
upon his shoulder; and
his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counselor,
The mighty God; The
everlasting Father, The
Prince of Peace, 7 of the
increase of his
government and peace
there shall be no end,
upon the throne of
David, and upon his


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kingdom, to order it, and
to establish it with
judgment and with
justice from henceforth
even forever. The zeal of
the. LORD of hosts will
perform this.
Isaiah 53:1, Who hath
believed our report? and
to whom is the arm of the
LORD revealed? 2 For
he shall grown up before
him as a tender plant, and
as root out of a dry
ground; he hath no form
nor comeliness; and when
we shall see him, there is
(continued on page 22)


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their meaning and role in
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When I was visiting with
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(continued on page 23)

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Prayer in Islam is 'A call
to Allah Almighty',
beseeching His
Forgiveness and invoking
His Blessings. Like a
'person to person'call' no
interference and no
interruption in-between,
A 'direct call' to the
creator of the Heavens,
Earth and everything in-
between.
"Call Me", Allah says,
and "I will listen to your
prayer."
(Holy Quran 2:187)
As of Holy Quran: "And
when My servant asks
thee about Me, say: I am
nearer. I answer the
prayer of the supplicant
when he/she prays to Me,
so they should hearken to
Me and believe in Me,
that they may follow the
right way." -


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Barkatullah
(Holy Quran 2:187)
This particular verse,
2:187, refers to the
Blessings in the month of
Ramazan, but its
applicability is. in general
also. The words in the
Verse quoted above "My
Servants" refer to such
men and women who
believe in Allah and are
willing to obey Him'
particularly the Muslims
who follow His
Commandments. It
(continued on page 20)






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Sincerely

Richard C. Shadyac,
ALSAC's national
executive director, has
asked Joseph G. Shaker,
chair and president of the
A:SAC Board of
Directors, to be guest
writer for this issue.
Shower of Stars
Furthers the Dream
Business leaders form
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AOL, Sterling Jewelers--
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Jude in April. They came
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time, a place where
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day. Where hope is alive
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and it took thousands of
staff, volunteers and
Board members to make
it the success it was. It is
said that the average
human heart beats
100,000 times a day.


Yours


Joseph G. Shaker
Those beats of human
kindness could be
heardthroughout our
campus during the
Shower of Stars.
Why do we, the Board,
continue to volunteer
along with our one
million plus ALSAC
Army of Volunteers, in
our crusade to save
children's lives? Because
we can help protect the
innocence of our
children. What finer
calling can you imagine?
I'm reminded of a story
that illustrates the
significance of this day
for our current and future
St. Jude families. It is
true to the mission of our
founders Danny and Rose
Marie Thomas.
The legendary Alabama
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"Bear" Bryant had a
young man named Henry
Peterson who was on the
fourth string of his team.
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(continued on page 11)


In Memory of
Mrs. Josephine
Antone


Mrs. Josephine Antone,
wife of the late Jalal
Antone, who was the
founder of Antone's
Import Co. in 1962,
passed away on March
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Mosque Fire
(continued on from page 1)
Local Muslim leaders
told CAIR that two
recent incidents led
them to suspect arson.
On August 3, five bullet
holes were discovered
in the door to a prayer
area in the center. On
August 18, the
apartment of a Muslim
who lives near and
frequently prays at the
center was broken into
and a racist anti-
Muslim note with a
Nazi swastika was left
at the scene. The note
threatened the lives of
local Muslims,
demanded that they
leave Savannah and
claimed the Islamic
community was being
watched "24-7." SEE:
"Suspicious Fire
Destroys Savannah
Islamic Center,"
http://www.savannahno
w.com/stories/082503/
LOC fire.shtml
"We appreciate the
quick work of local fire
investigators and the
willingness of the FBI
to aid in the
investigation," said
CAIR Executive
Director Nihad Awad.
"Now that the cause of


the fire has been
determined, it is vital
that the perpetrators be
brought to justice."
Since the beginning of
this year, CAIR has
received a number of
reports of physical
assaults against
American Muslims (or
those perceived to be
Muslim) and Islamic
institutions. One
incident in Yorba
Linda, Calif., left a
Muslim teenager badly
beaten by a mob that
allegedly included
white supremacists. In
Illinois, an explosive
device destroyed a
Muslim family's van.
In Florida, a man was
recently sentenced to
12 1/2 years in federal
prison for plotting to
attack some 50 Islamic
institutions in that state.
In New York, anti-
Muslim statements
were made allegedly
during an attack on a
Sikh family.
Other incidents include
a cross burning at a
Maryland Islamic
school, the kidnapping
and beating of a
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in Arizona who may
have been mistaken for
an Arab.
As early as 1994, a
nearly completed
mosque in Yuba City,
Calif., burned to the
ground in what was
ruled an arson attack.
In 1995, arson
destroyed a
Springfield, Ill.,
Islamic center. In
1996, a suspect was
charged for
involvement in an
arson attack on a
Greenville, S.C.,
mosque. In 1999, a
would-be terrorist was
arrested after fleeing
from the area of a
mosque near Denver,
Colo. The suspect's car
was found to contain
loaded weapons and
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severely damaged a
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mosque. In 2002, a
pick-up truck was
driven into the front of
the Islamic Center of
Tallahassee, Fla.
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occurred in a number of
other states,
particularly since the
9/11 terror attacks.


Salaam Club
(continued on from page 1)
Ossi. The project should
be completed the fall.
In addition, the Salaam
Club is looking forward
to a full and active spring
of 2003. The member-
ship and the entire.
Jacksonville community
look forward to our
Kibbee TakeOut chaired
by Sylvia Yazgi. Sylvia's
crew gathers early on
Sunday morning to pre-
pare the kibbee for the
grills where it is cooked
by a group of seasoned
chefs. This is a wonder-
ful event that gives club
members an opportunity
to learn "how it is done"
and to fellowship with
one another.
We have also invited our
children to our monthly
dinner meetings this
spring. After having sup-
per with their families,
the adults convene the
business meeting and the
children enjoy a chance
to get to know their
cousins and make new
friends. Our children are
the blessings of our
present and the hope of
our future. We are thank-
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Gen. Abizaid
(continued from page 1)
been found, but is con-
fident they will be.
Lt. Gen. John Abizaid,
nominated to replace
Gen. Tommy Franks as
head of U.S. Central
command, also said the
number of U.S. soldiers
will likely be reduced
from the current
145,000, but that "for
the foreseeable future,
we will require a large
number of troops for
Iraq."
His confirmation hear-
ing came as both the
Senate Armed Services
and Senate Intelligence
committees have begun
reviewing the accuracy
of prewar intelligence
6f Iraq's weapons of
mass destruction. That
intelligence served as
t-e ais"fir the way,
but has been called into
question in the United
States and abroad
because no weapons
have been found.
Asked whether he
believed weapons intel-
ligence had been
manipulated, as some
Democrats have
charged, -Abizaid said:
"I firmly believe there
was no distortion of
intelligence."


"I really believe that
the intelligence com-
munities did their best
to give us their best
judgement," he said.
"That we didn't get it
completely right is
what I consider to be a
fact. Will we figure out
what we didn't know? I
think we will."
Now the second-in-
command under
Franks, Abi-Zaid
received a warm recep-
tion from the Armed
Services Committee
and is unlikely to face
major obstacles to his
confirmation by the full
Senate.
Senators said his per-
sonal and professional
background made him
uniquely qualified for
the high-profile posi-
tion overseeing U.S.
military, operations
from the Horn of Africa
to central Asia, includ-
ing Iraq, Afghanistan
and the Middle East.
Abizaid has experience
from military opera-
tions in Kosovo, Bosnia
and the 1991 Gulf War.
He is the grandson of
Lebanese immigrants,
fluent in Arabic, and
holds a master's degree
in Middle East studies
from Harvard.


ADC
(continued from page 1)
Secretary-General Kofi
Annan, ADC President
Mary Rose Oakar
expressed the
organization's
condolences for the
loss of numerous
United Nations
personnel, including
UN special
representative of Iraq,
Sergio Vieira de Mello
and several other noted
international civil
servants. ADC noted
that several of the
victims were
distinguished Arab
employees of -the
United Nations and
experts on the Arab
world. The bombing
also took the lives of
numerous Iraqis.
F o r m e r
Congresswoman Oakar
said, "this ruthless and


senseless attack on the
humanitarian work of
United Nations in Iraq
will only result in more
suffering for the
beleaguered Iraqi
people. The
international
community ,
particularly through
multilateral institutions
such as United Nations
and its various
agencies, has a solemn
responsibility to assist
in rebuilding Iraq after
several wars and over a
decade of crippling
sanctions. We must not
allow this brutal crime
to undermine the
commitment of
i nt ern a t i ona l
humanitarian
organizations, above
all the U.N., to assist
the Iraqi people in
rebuilding their
country and reclaiming
control of their own
destiny."


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Networking
(continued from page 1)

Renaissance Hotel.
The panel of presenters
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entrepreneurs speaking
about their stories and
commenting on doing
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3. how the business was
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MARYLAND [ VIRGINIA


Arab Minister
(continued from page 1)
first election after 9/11,
I thought it was
extraordinarily power-
ful that our church
elected an Arab," said
Are, pastor of
Jacksonville's
Riverside Presbyterian
Church.
Abu-Akel, of Atlanta,
is the first -Palestinian-
American to serve as
moderator, the highest
position in the
Presbyterian Church.
At Are's invitation,
Abu-Akel spent a
month at the
Jacksonville church.
He left last week after
teaching a Sunday
morningclass on- global:
missions and 36 a
Wednesday night class
about the history oF
Arab-Israeli conflict., -
"Having Fahed here
was a very positive
experience," said con-
gregation 36 member
Nancy Splane. "What
stands out to me is his
concern with justice
and fairness. He is not
just representing a
side."


Both Splane and fellow
member Mary Spuhler
noticed an increase in
attendance at the
Wednesday night lec-
tures as the weeks pro-
gressed. Spuhler noted
there may have been
audience members who
disagreed with Abu-
Akel's views but said
no opposition was
made public. "He was
giving us medicine we
knew we had to take."
Abu-Akel was born in a
small village 25 miles
northwest of Nazareth
in Galilee. He remem-
bers his Greek
Orthodox parents as the
first religious influ-
ences in his life.
In 1966, Abu-Akel
moved to the United
States to pursue his
education. He received
.a master ,of divinity
from ,. Columbia
Theological Seminary
and a doctor of ministry
from McCormick
Seminary.
Abu-Akel founded the
Atlanta Ministry with
International Students
and has been executive
director for 25 years.


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Historic Reform
(continued from page 1)
female to a cabinet post
not only in the
country's. history, but
for the first time among
Gulf countries,
certainly boosts Qatar's
international profile.
Moreover, the
appointment comes hot
on the heels of the
Emir's approval of a
new constitution that
will eventually lead to
democratic elections in
the country. Indeed, in
another first for Gulf
countries, the royal
family announced in
early May that a human
rights commission
would be established to
monitor progress in this


field and- make
recommendations on
how improvements can
be made. While the
government has denied
that the reform
package was in any
way influenced by
Washington, the US
announced on Mar 7
that it was considering
a possible US$100mn
expansion to its Al
Udeid air base.

While the legislative
reforms outlined are
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not as far-reaching as
had been hoped for.
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AKRAS
(continued from page 2)
wife Pauline would later
join him in the business.
He was an elder of
Memorial Presbyterian
Church, a member of
Morocco Temple, Trustee
of Flagler Hospital and
assisted with numerous
other civic and business
organizations.
Funeral services were held
at Evergreen Cemetery,
Reverend Dr. John Hunter,
Pastor Memorial
Presbyterian Church, offi-
ciated.
Those wishing may make
a contribution in his mem-
ory to Memorial
Presbyterian Church, 36
Sevilla St. St Augustine,
FL 32084, Community
Hospice North East 4266
Sunbeam Jacksonville, FL
32257, American Diabetic
Foundation 8384
Baymeadows Rd Suite
210 Jacksonville, FL
32256 or to your favorite
charity.
He is survived by his wife
of 57 years Pauline.
Daughters: Clarinda
Solomon (Douglas) and
Kathleen Saig (Richard).
Sons: Nick Akras and
Alfred Akras (Terry). 4
grandchildren: Paula
Kowkabany (John),
George Solomon, Richard
Saig, Jr, and Nicole Akras.
Great Granddaughter:
Kathleen Kowkabany and
nephew Richard Shohfi.
Fred Akras was a loving
and devoted husband and
father and will be greatly
missed by all who knew
him.


SHASHY
(continued from page 2)
uate of Sophie Newcomb
College where she was an
outstanding student and
member of Alpha
Omicrom Pi Sorority.

She was preceded in
death by her beloved hus-
band, Robert A Shashy,
MD., in 1987. Survivors
include her two daugh-
ters, Susan Shashy
Corrado and Peggy Ann
Shashy; one son, Robert
Charles Shashy; a grand-
daughter, Catherine Ann
Corrado; and a grandson,
Robert Charles Shashy,
III.

Emma Sue loved spend-
ing time with her family
and friends. She also
enjoyed playing golf and
bridge. She was a mem-
ber of the Ponte Vedra
Club, San Jose Country
Club, the Duval Medical
Society Alliance, and was
an active member of
Assumption Catholic
Church.

In lieu of flowers, the
family requests that you
perform a random act of
kindness for someone in
need or make a donation
to Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida in
honor of Emma Sue.


Elvis
(continued from page 1)
ing annual donations
and contributing gifts.
In 1964, he purchased
the FDR presidential
yacht, the Potomac, and
donated it to the hospi-
tal. The yacht was sold
for $55,000, with the
much-needed funds
going to St. Jude.
In honor of Elvis, St.
Jude has started a spe-
cial tribute program to
help continue his legacy
of love arid generosity.
for the children. On
behalf of hospital sup-
porters whose donations
are made in his memory
or to honor an Elvis fan,
St. Jude sends a unique
Elvis card to whomever
the donor designates.
Dead Sea
(continued from page 5)
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Dead Sea will lose one-
third of its area--receding
from 1,000 sq km at the
beginning of the 1960s to
around 650 sq km.
The water level fluctuates.
throughout the year
depending on the amount
of water reaching it from
various tributaries. These
yearly fluctuations can be


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through the hospital's
fan club challenge. Fan
clubs can support the
hospital with a donation
in memory-of Elvis, by
honoring an Elvis fan or
by giving in memory of
the rock legend. Or
members are challenged
to raise $1,222 to pro-
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venous chemotherapy
treatment for a St. Jude
patient.
Running -totals for the
fan club challenge are
reported on St. Jude's
Web site. Fan clubs that
raise at least $1,222 are
recognized. Visit
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for more information.
as much as one meter
between the wet and dry
seasons, so. measurements
are made during the
various seasons and
compared with
corresponding seasons
from previous years.
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has led to regional
cooperation between
Jordan, Israel and the
Palestinian Authority,

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Ms. Younes
(continued from page 1)
also died in the attack.
Earlier, Ms. Younes
served as chief of
protocol at the biggest
gathering of world
leaders the United
Nations has every held,
the meeting of 150
kings, presidents, prime
ministers and dictators
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New York in September
2000.
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secretary General Kofi
Annan in January 1998
and held the post until
2002. She had a major
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millennium summit
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responsibility for
keeping feathers
unruffled duringthe
three-day gathering.
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mainly devoted by
brainstorming about the
coming century, went
off smoothly was in
large measure attributed
to Ms. Younes's
dextrous handling of the
assembled potentates.
Ms. Younes faced some
tricky moments. The


wife of a Saudi
delegate, thrilled by a
ride on a double-decker
New York sightseeing
bus, asked her how to
buy one and take it
home. And a
mysterious figure
identified as Count
Carlo Marullo di
Condojanni of the
Sovereign Military
Order of Malta
somehow got himself
into the official photo of
world leaders.
From 1999 until 2001,
Ms. Younes took time
off form her protocol
duties to serve as
spokeswoman for
Bernard Kouchner, the
French politician and
founder of Doctors
Without Borders, while
he was United Nations
administrator in
Kosovo.
From 1988 until 1993,
she as duputy to the
spokesman for the
secretary general,
serving Javier Perez de
Cuellar and Boutros
Boutros-Ghali.
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Dead Sea
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(continued from page 1
was published by the
Arab Institute for
Research and
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released in English as
"A Sky So Close",
translated by Dr.
Muhayman Jamil. The
first American edition
was published by
Pantheon, New York, in
2001, and the paper
back edition released by
Anchor, New York,
2002. The French
edition is expected to be
released by Gallimard,
Paris, the summer of
2003.
The lush, descriptive
novel is about a girl of
mixed Iraqi and British
parentage, growing up
in Zafraniya, a
traditional Iraqi village,
where she is known as
the "daughter of the
foreign woman." The
family moves to
Baghdad, and, at her
mother's insistence, the
girl studies ballet. The
narrator's teenage years
bring the Iran-Iraq War,
her father's death and
her first lover-a sculptor
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mother's breast cancer
worsens, she goeswith
her to London. Now an
alien herself, she stops
choosing sides and
embraces both her
cultures, a step into
adulthood that brings
pain but also liberation.
Although there are key
parallels in the novel,
Khedairi insists it is not
autobiographical (for
one thing, she herself
never studied ballet).
She was in Los Angles
as part of a book-tour,
appearing in a panel at
UCLA, where she
spoke with Al-Jadid,
just three weeks after
the beginning of the war
against Iraq.
Gabriel: It's very
timely that you're
Iraqi.
Khedairi: It just
happens to be. It wasn't
planned. It was all
independent of world
events, which makes me
wonder, is it only now
that peopled started
noticing Iraq. And it
makes me wonder even
more how important is
writing, because at one
stage I was wondering,
should I give up writing,


or should I just on trying
to document our life in
Baghdad, because the
first novel I wrote, when
I wrote it, I wrote it for
myself only. My father
had just died in a car
crash in Baghdad in
1990. My mother had
cancer. I had to quick,
quick, quick take my
mother to England to
take care of her until she
died after three years, so
I did not have
publishing on my mind.
I did not write with a
goal. So after nine, ten
years, when I did get
published, I started
thinking, okay, should I
start another book, or
continue what I was
doing, which was taking
care of, my father's
business.
Gabriel: You write in
Arabic?
Khedairi: I write. I feel
in Arabic, I write in
Arabic, and I dream in
Arabic.
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problems to solve, I
think in English. My
Western side is the
logical side. My other
side is the emotional
side. I have a relative in
England who translates


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journalists who have
recently interviewed
you that you do not
discuss politics. But if
you mention Iraq right
now, whether you like
it or not, there's no

way someone doesn't
think politically. So
how do you feel being
an Iraqi making a
book tour of America
at this time?
Khedairi: Let me
explain why I don't
discuss politics. It's
really a promise I made
my father before he
died. He made me
promise never to get
involved in politics. I
come from a business
family. My father was a
businessman. I am the
first writer in the family
for generations. He was
very much against my
writing in the first place.
he wanted me to
become an accountant,
which I hated. He was
angry with me when he
died. I took care of the
business for ten years
after he died, for his
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OKLAHOMA / NEW MEXICO


Betool Khedairi
(continued from page 13)
sake. I traveled a lot
between Baghdad and
Amman.
That's why it took ten
years to publish the first
book. But only three
years ago, I went up to
my family and said,
okay that's it. I need
three years off, I'm not
working. I want to
write. And that's how I
came to write my
second book. But the
politics of construction
and not of destruction. I
suppose that filters
through my writing. In
my interview, I always
tell the journalists I am
writing about Iraq, but it
is the human Iraq, it is
not the Iraq of the
headlines. If you want
to read about Saddam
Hussein, there are many
boos, so many articles.
What I want to write
about is the people in
the background, and
what's happening to
them, as the aftermath
of the decisions being
taken on the frontlines,
since nobody took the
opinion of the regular
people anyway. When
wars took place, and all
the demonstrations, and


the human shields,
nothing could really
change the course of
politics.
Gabriel: In your book
you go back to the
Gulf War of 1991, and
some of the things that
happen to the
narrator, around her
in Baghdad.
Khedairi: The first half
of the book takes place
in Baghdad. It covers a
little girl growing up in
two cultures, with her
very extremely British
mother, not like my
Scottish mother at all.
That's why I keep
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of the novel takes place
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80 to 88, and in London
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British half attacking
her Iraqi half.
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there's no way to say
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the broader sense. Is
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distorted picture some
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Iraqi people?
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Berlin a few weeks ago,
and gave a reading at
the House of World
Cultures, and the war
had just started, and
everyone was asking me-
about the regime. And I
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proper. They (the
journalists) wanted a
clear-cut statement
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said I'm watching like
everybody else. I'm
waiting to see what's
going to happen. So
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read why I don't want to


get involved in politics.
But certainly, there's a
lot of symbolism in the
book, because war is
destruction, art is
construction. And
always, through these
chapters, there are
scenes of ballet in
Baghdad, a sculptor
working on his art, then
military communiques.
So it was communique,
war, and then art, and
then war and then art.
(Unlike the novel's
narrator) I never studied
ballet, but it's a nice
thing to show people,
because I realized that
people do not know
enough about the old
Iraq. We have schools
of music and ballet' we
have music--the Iraqi
orchestra, you know, it's
an old civilization.
Some excavations have
indicated perhaps 8,000
years old. So that's how
old we are. It's where
writing was invented,
and the first library was
created, and the epic
literature, this is where
it comes from. So every
time I sit and write, I
feel I have this
enchanting dialogue
with my old ancestors,
so now, when I watch
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Betool Khedairi
(continued from page 14)
the news of the
museums, I was really
devastated. And the fact
that the forces were just
standing there and did
nothing about it didn't
make a good impact. If
the idea was to wipe out
the civilization, we're
too old for this
nonsense. It's not going
to work. We will try to
rebuild as much as we
can.
Gabriel: Are you
writing another book?
Khedairi: I just finished
another book. It's also
about Iraq. The first
book ends with the First
Gulf War. This book
covers the period since,
the beginning of the
sanctions, but before the
second war. I finished it
last year, but I wanted to
wait for my translator to
finish everything so I
could edit both books
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agent before the
beginning of this second
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devastated. I couldn't
believe it. I had already
written about it so
much, when it happened
in front of me, I was
shocked. Not another
war, for God's sake?,
Enough!
Gabriel: Do you think
there will be a shift, a
freeing-up, for other
writers in Iraq? There
are many Iraqi writers
in exile as well. Will
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Breaking the
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Sound Berrier
(continued from page 15)
the work St. Jude
researchers are doing to
decrease the incidence of
hearing loss. "The fact
that we are able to look at
reducing these side effects
means that the cure rates
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Dead Sea
(continued from page 12)
Development in South
Africa last year, when
politicians and leading
environmentalists from
Jordan and Israel held a
press conference to
publicize the threat to the
Dead Sea and to generate
financial interest. The
Red/Dead pipeline's two
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Bassem Awadallah,
Jordanian Minster of
Planning, and Roni Milo,
then Israeli Minister for
Regional Cooperation--
accepted a peace prize in
February 2003 from the
International
Organization for Peace
through Tourism--an
organization based in
Geneva under the
auspices of the UN.
Roni Milo recently
updated The Middle East
on progress to date: "A
team from the Israeli
Geological Institute are
working on a feasibility
study with the Geology
Department from Amman
(continued on page 19)


Iron Sheikh
(continued from page 1)
people doing spoken
word with a hip-hop
flavor, in the style of
Suheir Hammad's
performances for def
Poetry Jam.
Traditional poets were
merely interspersed
among the groups of
teenagers and twenty-
something who took the
mike to rage about the
FBI, Israel's occupation,
and a host of other
issues preoccupying
Arab Americans.
Hip-hop is emerging as
a medium of expression
for Arab Americans. At
present, an
overwhelming number
of Arab-American youth
are now "hip-hopped
out", a phenomenon that
becomes evident simply
by strolling through
Arab-American
neighborhoods in
Dearborn, Brooklyn and
Chicago. This
phenomenon is
motivated by numerous
factors; the need for
youth to coalesce a
distinct identity;
dissatisfaction with
American policy in the
Middle East; perceived
oppression by law
enforcement agents;
desire to be positioned
as non-white; and
creative articulation in
the service of political
dialogue. Other reasons,
of course, also are at
play for instance, the
existence of Arab rap
groups all over the
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with the American
landscape. He raps
about everything from
Arab-American identity
to Palestinian liberation,
in the process touching
on such timely themes
as civil liberties and
inter-ethnic solidarity.
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sarcastic ("Mind your
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Iron Sheikh
(continued from page 16)

Sheik's use of second
person throughout the
disk. It's as if he's telling
his Zionist counterparts
that he is willing to
speak with them, but
unwilling to raise his
voice from a subservient
, position.
In listening to "Camel
Clutch 2003," one gets
the impression that a
new form of cultural and
political expression
soon will encompass the
Arab-American commu-
nity. Perhaps that
impression arises from
hope the disk is so
good ~) that it leaves
one wanting more,
much more. But I sus-
pect that the brilliance
of "Camel Clutch 2003"
doesn't lie totally in its
musical profundity, but*
rather in Iron Sheik's
foresight. was percep-
tive enough to under-
stand that an untapped
phenomenon had over-
taken Arab-American
youth, and he was gift-
ed enough to tap into it.
"Camel Clutch 2003"
comes highly recom-
mended. While the


twenty-track disk some-
times suffers from ama-
teur production and poor
sound quality, it con-
tains profound lyrics
(including a "conversa-
tion" with Edward Said
and ~ excerpts from
Mahmoud Darwish's
poetry); creative rendi-
tions of Arab music
(Fairuz, Mohammad
Mounir, Abdel-Halim
-Hafez, Marcel Khalife);
acute social commen-
tary (Arab-American
identity, civil liberties,
and remarkable explo-
rations of history (the
1948 Arab-Israeli War,
the first GulfWar, both
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tant, however, it con-
tains excellent music
that" is sure to make its
listeners angry and
Joyous the same instant.
I recently had the oppor-
tunity to interview the
Iron Sheikh. A sample of
that interview follows:
Salaita: When did you
begin rapping?
Iron Sheik: I began rap-
ping in middle in school,
in about 1990, after I
was turned on to Public
Enemy and A Tribe
Called Quest. Most of
my classmates were into


rap. I was in Dearborn,
Michigan, and all the
Arab kids were listening
to NWA, then MC
Hammer. My. lyrics
were primordial. I still
remember a line from
my first written lyrics:
"You're phony like the
cheese on Macaroni/I'm
so ruthless, I killed 'My
Little Pony."' Of course,
I really was not that
ruthless. Most of my
early lyrics were about
being better than every-
one else, even though I
clearly wasn't. They did
not get any better for a
long time.'
When I got to college, I
realized hiphop was not
an option for me, espe-
cially after getting
booed off the stage
when Bahamadia invit-
ed people to come up
and freestyle with her. It
was not as directional as
it seems. Not only did I
fee rejected, but I began
to reject hip-hop after
seeing that the only per-.
son invited on the stage
who did not get booed
was a guy who chanted
the Detroit area code,
"313." I kind of grew
disillusioned with 'the
state of hip-hop, and
began listening to more
Arabic music.
I also became very polit-
ically active on the use
of secret evidence and
detentions stemming
from the. 1996 Anti-
Terrorism Act, and the
murderous sanctions on
Iraq. I always represent-
ed myself as i someone
with Palestinian roots,
though. I finally merged
my politics with my


failed rap career when I
met Nasri Zacharia,
who is making a film
called "The Tale of 3
Mohammads." He
inspired me to write a
title song for the film,
and the song is now on
my album. I got a lot of
good feedback about the
song. That sort of set me
on a path to merge my
political work with my
aspirations to do hip-
hop.
Salaita: Where and
with what equipment
did you record Camel
Clutch 2003?
Iron Sheik: Only two
songs are somewhat
professionally recorded,
"Olive Trees" and
"Three Mohammads." I
recorded them at my
friend Joe Namy's apart-
ment in Michigan. He
uses pretty solid equip-
ment. The rest of the
tracks I did on my com-
puter in my apartment in
Berkeley, using soft-
ware such as Fruity
Loops and My Sound
Studio. If music produc-
tion were automobiles, I
would be working with
a Ford Escort it's -not
the best or most stylish,
but it gets the Job done.
Salaita: In the Intro
you repeat George
Antonius's famous epi-
taph,, "Rise ye Arabs
and awake." What is
the significance of that
line?
Iron Sheik: You called it.
I was referring to what
is written on his tomb-
stone. I read about his
book, "The Arab
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Iron Sheikh
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Awakening." I was so
taken back by his views.
They are as relevant
today as ever the Arab
people are in a slumber,
and our great potential is
being subverted. This
can only go on for so
long. I wrote a song
named after his book,
and found myself focus-
ing on the regressive
role Arab governments
play. I know we have to
face the repression of
the U.S. and Israel, but
we should also expect
the best from our lead-
ers. Just taking them as
granted is detrimental to
our success.
"The Arab Awakening"
is a short song. I had to
cut it the original into
three parts It was so
long at first, as any song
critizing the Arab gov-
ernments would be.
When I finished it, I felt
like Um Khulthoum,
singing for hours; well
six minutes actually. My
next album will have the
other two parts of the
song, but over different
music.
Salaita: I notice that in
the CD, you spend
some time rapping
about ArabAmerican
identity. What role, if
any, do you believe
music has in resolving
some of the identity


issues in Arab
America?
Iron Sheik: Identity to
me is about defining
oneself in relation to a
place, be it where one is
or where one longs for.
For Edward Said, his
identity formed around
being "Out of Place"
wherever he was.
Though my life has been
pretty different from his,
I relate to that descrip-
tion perfectly.
Music, and art as a
whole, is essential to
defining our identity.
Where else can we
blend in our different
influences and ideas on
our own terms? It is
hard at school because
we get made fun of. At
work, we get watched.
But art allows us to con-
trol our message and
image, and choose our
audiences. It allows us
to define ourselves
while FOX and John
Ashcroft call us terror-
ists. It helps us avoid
assimilation and discon-
nection to our heritage.
Academic work also can
help us figure out what
it means .to be Arab-
American. But academ-
ic work is not as widely
accessible as art is. We
need to work to promote
Arab-American arts,
because when we firm
up an Arab-American
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ognized as a distinct
group; art and music can
help us get there.
Salaita: You also rap a
lot about Aestinian
liberation. Is that sim-
ply for emotional
release, or do you hope
to contribute to the
ability of Arab
Americans, and others,
to speak Palestinian
narratives in the
United States?
Iron Sheik: The range of
acceptable thoughts and
utterings about Palestine
is thin in this country.
Just to say you are
Palestinian or Arab or
Muslim is a political
statement. After facing
such banal hypocrisy,
especially with use of
the "t" word, I need to
vent. Yelling into a
microphone is incredi-
bly therapeutic. It
allows me to cast off the
net they use to contain
and outline the terms of
disagreement.
Hip-hop also is a way to
circumvent the thought
police in the newspaper
editorial offices, univer-
sity buildings, and
Congressional offices.
There are institutional


blocks that exclude or
limit our voices system-
atically. Hip-hop allows
me to speak on my
terms.
Salaita: What role can
rap music, tradition-
ally a Black American
art form, play in the
Arab-American com-
munity culturally and
politically?
Iron Sheik: Hip-hop
originated with black
and Puerto Rican youth
in New York City. It
always had a political
edge to it as any grass-
roots cultural move-
ment does. It went very
far in furthering a
notion of African-
American and
Nuyorican identity,
even though it was par-
tially mainly, actually
- about partying. Since
then, hip-hop has
become multi-faceted,
globalize, and so
diverse as t almost
make the label "rap"
meaningless.
Salaita: The lyrics are
incredibly deep. Did
you freestyle any of
them?
Iron Sheik: The lyrics
that are deep were all
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Iron Sheikh
(continued from page 18)


written. I freestyle very
little on the album,
because my freeestyles
usually involve words
and terms I try not to say
in public too often.
Freestyles are some-
times a stream of con-
sciousness or a truth
serum where stuff you
don't want people to
hear slips out... Also, I
try to involve a certain
level of complexity in
my lyrical content that I
could not achieve off the
top of my head. i will
freestyle upon request,
but the quality always
depends on my mental
state.
Salaita: Do you have
anything new in the
planning or in the
Dead Sea
(continued from page 16)

University. We need to be
100% confident there will
be no environmental
donseqente from
mixing water (with
different salt levels) from
the Red Sea and the Dead
Sea."
Nine months of research
has already been carried


works?
Iron Sheik: Nasri
Zacharia is shooting a
video or two for some of
my songs. We want it to
be like a musical docu-
mentary of sorts I think.
I am not pushing him
too much because I am
still waiting for his
Sometimes I stay up at
night wondering when it
will be released, then I
shudder think that possi-
ble the last "Lord of the
Rings" may be out
before it does.
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build a record label sole-
ly devoted to developing
Arab and Arab-
American musicians and
spoken work artist. I
already have a name for
it in my head; "The Arab
Street."
out and an interim report
has shown no detrimental
effect on the environment-
-a full report is expected
in three months. "We are
progressing with the
.l .fioai.gs for the-project
as well. Bassem
Awadallah and I had a
positive meeting with the
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"Jordan is the key to


obtaining support from
the World Bank. It the
pipeline were situated on
the Israeli side we would
not be able to get this
financing." added Milo.
However, not everyone
agrees the Red/Dead
pipeline will flow
smoothly.
Professor Tony Allan, a
leading Middle East water
expert and lectures at the
School of Oriental and
African Studies (SOAS)
in London, believes the
project is more popular in
Jordan than in Israel. "I
have detected some
negative technical and
economic arguments from
the Israeli side, although
there is another element
within the political set-up
that says if the
international community
are willing to finance the
project then they can see
no objections. Ultimately,
however, you need a
'Sharon' like figure on the
Israeli side to make this
happen." added Allan.
The key to the project, in
Allan's view will be the
desalination and
electricity plants: "These
would make the whole
project economically
viable; they are absolutely
integral to the project."
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Prayer
(continued from page 3)
appears that 'the atheists'
or, for that matter even
the evil perpetrators as
well as rebellious people
are not included in the
words 'My servants'.
Here only the righteous
people of Allah are meant
by the words 'My
servants'.
Further, the clause 'I Am
Nearer' creates the
conception of Loving
Allah who is closer to the
righteous people even
more than they could
think. The words I am
nearer' also covey the
glad tidings that access to
Allah is not beyond
human power. Also, that
His 'Nearness, is not the
monopoly of the Muslims
but is stretched over all
the Allah Fearing people
of any faith, provided
they fear, obey Allah and,
as such, are righteous
people. It is obvious
from the verse 2:187 that-
the attainment of union
with Him is within the
reach of every righteous
man and woman.
Through Islam, howe\ er,
it becomes easy to have
an access to Almighty
Allah because of the
given commandments to
follow. Nonetheless, the
door of His Mercy and
Grace is open to all the
human beings.
Dead Sea
(continued from page 19)
Israel, however, already
has two major
desalination projects
underway on its
Mediterranean coastline
and is widely recognized
as a leading authority in
the desalination industry.
The water supply for the


(Eng. Com. Vol. 1,P243.)
The words in the Verse
2:187, 'I answer to the
prayer of the supplicant'
point to the fact that it is
not only the Muslims, the
true believers, and
righteous who expect
their prayers to be
accepted by Almighty
Allah, but, in fact, Allah
Hears the prayers of all
the people. As a matter of
fact, the 'acceptance of
prayer' is an expression of
Allah's Grace and Mercy
which encompasses
Muslims as well as non-
Muslims. It is, however,
natural to conceive that
for one's prayer to be
accepted a person should
believe in Him, obey Him
and be righteous man or
woman. Allah almighty
is the Creator of the
universe. He is Creator
of all the human beings.
Then, even though He
listens to all of those who
obey Him and are
righteous and, in that
sense, hears more of their
prayers than those of
others. Further, He
accepts the prayer of the
supplicant in the best
fashion thartis suitable
for him or her. And, not
necessarily, in the same
way that the person was
praying for, because, in
the Knowledge of
Almighty it could be
. harmful for that person.

southern Israeli city of
Eilar, for instance, is
entirely desalinated form
the Red Sea.
Consequently,
desalination from the
Red/Dead pipeline does
not feature very highly on
the Israel's list of things to
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Mousa
(continued from page 2)
known for getting most
any job done, on time and
on budget, Chief
Operating Officer Sam
Mousa said goodbye yes-
terday to government
work.
Mousa is switching gears
to oversee the administra-
tion of J.B. Coxwell
Contracting Inc., which
constructs roads and
bridges and does site work
for major developments.
Even after he takes his
new job, Mousa will be on
the city payroll until Feb.
20 -collecting about
$3,600 a week because
he's owed 972.24 hours of
accrued leave. His annual
base salary was $190,000.
Mousa, like other City
Hall employees, was
allowed to rollover leave
time he didn't take while
working for the city.
At his new job, Mousa
will be working a lot with
the state Department of
Transportation and private
.industry but also .with the
city.
So far this fiscal year,
Coxwell has received
about $3 million in busi-
ness from the city, said
Heather Murphy, spokes-
woman for Mayor John
Peyton.
John Coxwell called
Mousa "a hard-working
guy," and he was excited
Mousa chose to join his
company.
Coxwell also said he's
worked a lot with Mousa
in the past.


"He's beat me up a few
times," Coxwell said with *
a laugh, referring to
Mousa's reputation as the
tough guy behind the
politicians he worked for.
"He's the guy taking the
bullets for everybody."
One of Coxwell's most
high profile jobs involving
the city came in the mid-
1990s. In 1994, the city
started work to close a
242-acre landfill in North
Jacksonville. The city
thought it would spend
about $12 million on the
project when it hired one
contracting company. That
company walked off the
job in 1995, so the city
turned to Coxwell.
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Ultimately, the project
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from the Delaney's admin-
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THE SYRIAN-LEBANESE STAR

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Massabni
(continued from page 3)
6-no beauty that we should
desire him, 3 He is
despised and rejected of
men, a man of sorrows,
and acquainted with grief,
and we hid as it were our
faces from him; he was
despised, and we
esteemed him not. 4
Surely he hath borne our
griefs, and carried our
sorrows; yet we did
esteem him stricken,
.smitten of God, and
afflicted. 5 But he was
wounded for.. our
transgressions, he was
bruised for our iniquities;
the chastisement of our
peace was upon him, and
with his stripes we are
healed 6 All we like sheep
have gone astray, we have
turned every one to his
own way; and the LORD
hath laid on him the
iniquity of us all 7 He
was oppressed, and he
was afflicted, yet he
opened not his mouth 8
He was taken from
prison and from
judgment; and who shall
declare his generation?
for he was cut off out of
the land of the living; for
the transgression of my
people was he stricken 9
And he made his grave
with the wicked, and with


the rich in his death;
because he had done no
violence, neither was any
deceit in his mouth 10
Yet it pleased the LORD
to bruise him; he hath put
him to grief; when thou
shalt make his soul an
offering for sin, he shall
see his seed, he shall
prolong his days, and the
pleasure of the LORD
shall prosper in his hand
11 He shall see of the
travail of his soul, and
shall be satisfied; .by his
knowledge -shall my
righteous servant justify
many; for he shall bear
their iniquities .12
Therefore will I divide
him a portion with the
great, and lhe shall divide
the spoil with tthe strong;
because hle hath poured
out his soul unto death;
and he was numbered
with the transgressors;
and he bare the sin of
many, and made
intercession for the
transgressors.
1 Corinthians 15:19 If in
this life only we have
hope in Christ, we are of
all men most miserable.
1 Corinthians 15:25 For
he must reign, till he hath
put all enemies under his
feet. 26 The last enemy
that shall be destroyed is
death. 27 For he hath put


all things under his feet,
But when he saith, all
things are put under him,
it is
manifest that he is
excepted, which did put
all things under him. 28
And when all things shall
be subdued unto him,
then shall the Son also
himself be subject unto
him that put all things
under him, that God may
be all in all. Rev 19:11
And I saw heaven
opened, and behold a
white horse; and he that
sat upon him was called
Faithful and True, and in
righteousness he doth
judge and make war. 12
His eyes were as a flame
of fire, and on his head
were many crowns; and
he had a name written,
that no man knew, but he
himself. 13 And he as
clothed with a vesture
dipped in blood; and his
name is called The Word
of God. 14 And the
armies which were in
heaven followed him
upon white horses,
clothed in lien, white and
clean. 15 And out of his
mouth goeth a sharp
sword, -that .with it he
should smite the nations;
.and he shall rule them
with a rod of iron; and he
treadeth the winepress of


hte fierceness and wrath
of Almighty God. 16 And
he hath on his vesture and
on his thigh a name,
KING OF KINGS, AND
LORD OF LORDS.
Rev 22:16, Jesus have
sent mine angel to testify
unto you these things in
the churches. I am the
root and the offspring of
David, and the bright and
morning star (He signed
the Bible) John 3:17 For
God sent not his Son into
the world to condemn the
world; but that the world
through him might be
save. 18 He that believeth
on him is not
condemned; but he that
believeth not is
condemned already,
because he hath not
believed in the name of the
only begotten Son of
God.
A Prayer How to Get To
Heaven
Lord, be merciful to me a
sinner. Forgive all my
sins and enter my heart.
Rule my life. Thank you,
Lord Jesus, for paying for
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the panel on which the
icon is painted.
Sometimes a flat,
recessed area is carved
into the face of the
wooden panel to
symbolize the separation
of our earthly world from
the supernatural world.
Oil from boiled linseed is
applied to the finished
painting. This protects
the surface of the finished
icon. It also makes the
colors brighter, more
transparent, and
permanent.
Vinegar modifies the fat
in the egg yolk, and helps
to preserve it,
ANIMAL
Egg yolk is prepared with
a little vinegar and water.
This "medium" is mixed
with dry colors to make
egg tempera. Aged egg
white is often used on a
red clay base before
adding gold leaf.
Gelatin is dissolved in
water, then heated and
applied to the raw wood
panel as a sealer.
Glue of rabbit skin or fish
is used to bind powdered
stone into a base called
gesso. Glue is also used
with red clay as a base for
gold.
Brushes made of very
fine and soft animal fur
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Sable brushes are the
finest.
MINERAL
Gold is normally used in
the halo and as fine rays
on clothing. It represents
divine energy.
Stone of marble or chalk
is crushed into power,
mixed with water and
glue, then heated. The
result is gesso, which is
applied in several layers
onto the wood panel as a
base for the painting.
Colors are powdered
pigments. The pigments
are added to the egg
solution to form egg
tempera paint.
Burnish clay is used as a
base to receive the gold-
leaf.
Burnishing agate stone
polishes the gold leaf.
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An iconographer is a
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follows established rules
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all of creation in the
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spiritual world.
After preparing a wood
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the sacred image on the
panel, and applies the
gold leaf. Very liquid egg
tempera is then floated


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and highlights are added
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This gives the colors a
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