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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:
October 1, 2005
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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UF00028363:00044

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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:
October 1, 2005
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:
UF00028363:00044

Table of Contents
    Main
        page 1
        page 2
        page 3
    Florida's Gold Coast
        page 4
    Florida
        page 5
        page 6
    Georgia
        page 7
    Atlanta, Georgia
        page 8
    North Carolina/South Carolina
        page 9
    Maryland/Virginia/Washington, D.C.
        page 10
    Alabama/Tennessee
        page 11
    Tennessee
        page 12
    Houston, Texas
        page 13
    Texas
        page 14
    Arizona
        page 15
    Southern California
        page 16
    Northern California
        page 17
        page 18
    California
        page 19
    Recommended Businesses
        page 20
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Marlo Thomas Honored in
New York


Mario Thomas was
honored May 3 with the
2005 Humanitarian Award
by the American Cancer
Society at its annual gala
in New York City at the
St. Regis Hotel. CEO of


Singing the P]
By Kallen Esperian
"The work St. Jude
does is the most important
work, really, that exists.
They're saving the lives
of innocent children."
Mention St. Jude
Children's Research
Hospital, and one word
comes to mind: grateful.
Someone once said,
"You can never be truly
happy until you are
grateful." St. Jude reflects
the truth of that statement.


THE 1ST ANNUAL SLAG 0
The Syrian Lebanese American Clubs of
promoting THE 1ST ANNUAL SLAG OF
for Sat., November 19th out of Port Cana
called "Ms. Canaveral". This large fishing
galley. Everyone is welcome, including n
adults and $55 kids (ages 6-17); no one
allowed. This price includes: Breakfast, L
Drinks/Water, max. of 8 Beers, and fishing
deadline for receiving payment will be 5
"group rate discounts" received will be us
Scholarships. Come join us and have fur
cause...For more information contact: Dr
9545, Ray Gazil (407) 381-8281, or Joe
checks payable to: SLAC of FL and mail
Box 916552 Longwood, FL 32779.
SLAG of FL provides annual college sch
in good academic standing who are men
Florida club as well as the Southern Fed
American Clubs (SFSLAC).


Time Inc., Ann Moore,
was the award presenter.
Pictured is Thomas
(center) with Moore and
St. Jude hospital director
and CEO William E.
Evans, PharmD.


Hotel Sector
Reaps the
Rewards of
Middle Eastern
Investment


There has been a
marked increase in
Middle Eastern property
investors acquiring assets


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invested in hotel real
(continued on page 7)

.- Lebanon Risk
Summary
POLITICAL
RISK
i Generals Charged
Opera star Kallen With Hariri Murder
Esperian is an ardent On September 1, four
supporter of St. Jude. pro-Syrian generals were
(continued on page 6) charged with the murder
of former prime minister,
F FL FISHING EXPO Rafik al-Hariri; Hariri
FL (SLAC of FL) are was killed with 20 others
FL FISHING EXPO planned in a huge car bomb in
averal, FL on an 85 foot boat February. Given the
I boat has an air-conditioned
onmembers! The cost is $65 widespread belief in the
under 6 years of age is involvement of pro-
unch, unlimited Soft
ig gear/tackle/bait. The Syrian elements in
pmFri., November 4th. All Hariri's death, and the
sed for SLACG of FL dominance of antiSyrian
While supporting a good
. Carlos Johary (407) 862- forces in the new
Basila (407) 275-9443. Make government, the arrests
payment to C. Johary, P.O. will not stir up much new

olarships to student recipients anger. Furthermore, if the
ibers of both an affiliated local generals are convicted, it
eration of Syrian Lebanese may allow a line to be
(continued on page 7)


Miriam Butross
Koury


Past Federation Board
Member
Past Federation
Secretary
Federation Vice-
President 2005
Candidate for President

Lebanon
ding The
uirden
Reducing the huge
public debt burden must
be the new finance
minister's first priority.
BMI View: Political
stability, fiscal
consolidation and donor
assistance are the key
requirements for debt
reduction. The
government now has an
opportunity to use its
'honeymoon period' to
control expenditure.
However, substantial
shortterm improvement
will require external help.
Lebanon's debt
Situation is the biggest
challenge facing new
Finance Minister Jihad
Azour: total domestic
debt stood at US
$35.65bn at the end of
May, or roughly 180% of
GDP. Setting the country
back on the path towards
debt sustainability will
require structural reforms

(continued on page 8)


Certain Aliens Now
Grandfathered To Become
Lawful, Permanent Residents


By: Francis Jerome Shea,
Immigration Lawyer,
904-399-1966
The Immigration
Service has a new policy
memorandum that will
broaden the benefits to
adjust status under 245i
INA.
An alien who filed for
some form of change of
status to that of a Lawful
Permanent Resident
between 1994 and April
30, 2001 under Section
245i may still be eligible
for this benefit.


Once an alien meets
the requirements for
grandfathering under 8
CFR 245. 10 the alien
continues to be
grandfathered until the
alien adjusts status.
A grandfathered alien
is not limited to seek
adjustment of status
solely on the basis of the
qualifying immigrant vim
petition or application for
labor certification that
initially grandfathered the
alien. The grandfathered
(continued on page 8)


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SPage 2 THE SYRIAN-LEBANESE STAR October 2005


El Paso Installs Officers of
Three Clubs, Celebrates
69th of SALC


Special guests, Officers & Party Planning Committee left to right
Madeline Jabor Rosie Daw, Richard Nassar Nina Nassar,
George Korkmas, Theresa Korkmas, Faye Assi,
Angele Nabhan, Essie Ayoub


When George
Korkmas, President of the
Southern Federation of
Syrian Lebanese
American Clubs heard
from Angele Nabhan,
Party Chairwoman for the
Syrian American Ladies
Club of El Paso, Texas
that the oldest club in El
Paso was going to
celebrate sixty-nine.years
of existence he
volunteered to come
celebrate in El Paso with
us! How honored we were
to have George and
Theresa Korkmas and Ms.
Lanie Karam, for
Saturday.'
Angele Nabhan and her


committee party
members, Richard and
Nina Nassar and Sandra
Collins, planned an
"evening to remember."
Best if all, the
chairwoman thought of
including two additional
local middle eastern
clubs, the Lebanese
American Ladies Club
and the Middle Eastern
,Descendants Club of El
Paso, Texas to celebrate
as one.
Over two hundred
guests partied at the
luxurious Camino Real
Hotel ballroom. The
celebration included a
(continued on page 9)


Deaths: AKEL
A Mass of Christian
Burial for Boulos (Paul)
Yacoub Akel celebrated
from Prince of Peace
Catholic Church, with
Father Michael Larkin,
rector, celebrant.
Mr. Akel was born in
Ramallah, Palestine and
came to America in 1948.
He was a member of
Prince of Peace Catholic
Church. Prior to his
retirement he was a
member of the United F d
Banner Stores
Organization where he
held several positions on
the Board of Directors.
He was a lifetime
member of the Ramallah
American Club. Mr. Akel
was preceded in death by
his loving wife of 58
years, Esperance Akel
who died in 1999, and his
daughter Samira Bakkar
who died in 2002.
He will always be
remembered as a loving
father, grandfather, and
great grandfather.
Survivors include his two
daughters; Abla (Abby)
Slattery, and Diane Akel.
Four Sons; Samir Akel,
Akel Akel, Victor Akel,
and Danny Akel. One


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Deaths: NASSAR
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passed away Wednesday,
August 17, 2005. Mr.
Nassar was born in
Ramleh, Palestine and a
member of St. George
Antiochian Orthodox
Church.
He is survived by his
loving wife, Zohour
Nassar; sons, Khaldoun
Nassar, Khalil (Sana);
daughter, Luna (Rick)
Okdeh; brothers, Khader
Nassar, Salem Nassar;
sisters, Daisy, Salime,
Asky, Wided, Aida,
Nouha, Ikhilas;
grandchildren, Ramey,
Alexander, Andre.
Funeral services held
at St. George Antiochian
Orthodox Church, with
Reverend Father Kamal
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The Ministry
of Philip



Acts 8-5, 26-40
Then Philip went down
to the city of Samaria, and
preached Christ unto
them.
And the angel of the
Lord spake unto Philip,
saying, Arise, and go
toward the south unto the
way that goeth down from
Jerusalem unto Gaza,
which is desert. And he
arose and wentand,
behold, a man of
Ethiopia, an eunuch of
great authority under
Candace queen of the
Ethiopians, who had the
charge of all her treasure,
and had come to
Jerusalem for to worship,
Was returning, and sitting
in his chariot read Esaias
the prophet. Then the
Spirit said unto Philip, Go
near, and join thyself to
this chariot. And Philip
ran thither to him, and
heard him read the
prophet Esaias, ard said,


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Rev. Fred Massabni
Understandest thou what
thou readest? And he said,
How can 1, except some
man should guide me?
And he desired Philip that
he would come up and sit
with him. The place of the
scripture which he read
was this, He was led as a
sheep to the slaughter;
and like a lamb dumb
before his shearer, so
opened he not his mouth,
In his humiliation his
judgment was taken away,
and who shall declare his
generation? for his life is
taken from the earth, And
the eunuch answered
Philip, and said, I pray
thee, of whom speaketh
the prophet this? of
himself, or of some other
(continued on page 10)


Sincerely
Yours
Farewell and
Thank You
This IS my last
Column as CEO of the
American Lebanese
Syrian Associated
Charities. It has been my
privilege and Pleasure to
have served in this
capacity for the past 13
years. I have-seen the
beautiful side of America
that is rarely reflected on
'TV, radio or in the print
media. I have seen the
caring sharing giving
of millions of Americans
and corporate partners to
St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital to
better the lives of children
and families stricken with
catastrophic diseases. I
am deeply appreciative to
all who have contributed
to Danny's dream over
these many years.
I am leaving ALSAC in
extremely good hands.
The new, CEO, John
Moses, was chosen by the
Board, and I believe he


By Richard Shadyac

will he an excellent CEO
of ALSAC in the future
years. Good luck, John.
To the Boards of
Directors and Governors
of ALSAC and St. Jude, I
express my deepest
appreciation for your
Support and belief ]it me.
You are truly a great
group of people who have
dedicated your lives to St.
Jude, the children and the
parents.
To all of the corporate
partners who have so
generously given of their
resources and personnel
to ensure the success of
St. Jude. you have my
sincere gratitude
To the City of
(continued on page 11),


Ramazan
The Arabic word
'Ramazan' also
pronounced as Ramadan
or Ramadhan is the ninth
month of the lunar year of
the Muslim calendar. It is a
Muslim month of Fasting.
As the lunar year is shorter
by about eleven days of
the solar year, the month
of Ramazan rotates
throughout all the seasons
of the year. This year
Ramazan is likely to
commence October 16,
2004, Saturday, subject to
the appearance of moon
previous night, and last for-
twenty nine or thirty days.
Ramazan is sacred month
for the Muslims. For:
1. Holy Quran was
Revealed. 2. Fasting was
prescribed. 3. Blessed
Night. 4. Allah comes
Nearer. 1. As of Holy
Quran:
The month of Ramazan
is that month in which
Quran was sent down as a
Guidance for mankind
with clear Proofs of
guidance and
discrimination" (2:186)


By Dr. Qazi Muhammad
Barkatullah
It was the 24th of
Ramazan that the Holy
Prophet of Islam, peace
be on him, received his
First Revelation. And the
whole Revelation was
rehearsed every year to
the Holy Prophet by the
Angel Jibril in this month.
The practice continued till
the very last year of the
Holy Prophet's life when
the whole of Quran was
rehearsed to him Twice by
the Archangel Jibril.
(Bukhari Thus in a way,
even the whole of the
Quran may be said to

have been Revealed in
this month of Ramazan.
(Holy Quran, Ghulam
Farid, F.N.208,P.76)
2. "0 ye who Believe!
Fasting is prescribed for
you, as prescribed for
those before you." (2:184)
(continued on page 11)


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FLORIDA'S GOLD COAST


In Memoriam
George A. Bofysil


Gennaways Celebrate 56tb
Anniversary


George A. Bofysil, Jr.,
77, died in Houston.
George was a kind,
loving, gracious man, one
of a kind who loved life
and his family and who
always had ajoke or funny
story to tell and was
always the life of the
party. After graduating
from Austin High School,
he served his country in
World War II and then
attended the University of
Houston where he met
his wife Esther. He
became a rice farmer in


the Friendswood area
carrying on the family
tradition of his father,
George A. Bofysil, Sr. He
was a member of the
L'Entasar Club of
Houston and played
basketball and softball
with their teams. We will
all miss his charming
humor and great
warmth and always the
sound of his 'wonderful
music. He was preceded
in death by his parents,
George A. Bofysil, Sr. and
Katie Bofysil Marut. He is
survived by his
wife, Esther Bofysil,
children, Sheryl Bofysil
Angelo and husband Dr.
Chris Angelo, Georgia
Bofysil Graugnard and
Husband Guy, and George
A. Bofysil III; beloved
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Before their retirement,
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Ricatilli; aunt, Rose
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cousins and friends whom
he loved dearly. Trisagion
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held. Paulbearers were
Mark Anawaty,
Christopher Angelo, Dr.


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longtime members of the
Lebasyr Heritage Society,
Corpus Christi, Texas.
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Sing Praises
(continued from page 1)
When you walk into the
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is no higher calling than
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children. The work St.


Jude does is the most
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the lives of innocent
children. And through
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only save the lives of
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Tennessee, but the lives of
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Sing Praises
(continued from page 6)
public service
announcements for the
hospital. In July of 2000,
1 even had the privilege
of singing at the funeral of
Rose Marie Thomas, the
wife of hospital founder
Danny Thomas.
Contemplating the
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Lebanon Risk
(continued from page 1)
drawn under the turmoil
of the past seven months,
helping to consolidate the
fragile political stability
Our short-term
political rating remains
steady at 52.0, although
periodic bombings
continue to pose
downside risks to security.
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at-the end of May, or
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facing the new finance
minister, Jihad Azour.
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to a manageable level will


my life, I'm grateful that
there's a place where
children and their families
can come for healing and
hope. You can't even
describe what St. Jude
means, because it's
beyond words. It's almost
trite to talk about how
worthy and how special
that place is. I would
simply recommend that


require fiscal discipline
and structural reforms,
and if it is to be done
quickly, external help.
While spending restraint
and reform of the public
sector remain fraught with
political dangers; hope of
outside help rose in
August with US sources
quoted in the Daily Star
newspaper suggesting that
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice is
preparing to assemble a
donor conference in
November to discuss
financial assistance.
Our short-term
economic rating also
remains constant at 43.0,
although the possibility of
a. donor conference
presents significant
upside risks.


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the hospital. After that, no
explanations are
necessary.
World-renowned opera
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with such legends as
Luciano Pavarotti and
Placido Domingo. But the
breadth of her talent has


Hotel Sector
(continued from page 1)
estate in Europe.
Whilst the Middle
Eastern market is hotter
than ever with its
extensive domestic
development fueled by
strong regional
economies, higher per
capital income, abundant


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primarily aimed at
Christian targets,
continue. However, the
successful formation of a
new government with


also propelled her into
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investments is being
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and into Europe, a way of
diversifying investors'
domestic real estate
investment portfolios into
more established holdings.


broad representation of
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Jordan Shedding
(continued from page 1)
and fiscal tightening The
most recent budget data
demonstrate the size of
the mountain to climb. In
August, the finance
ministry reported a
slightly higher budget
deficit for the first .,even
months of this year, after
it rose to 26.11 % of
expenditure. compared
with 26.04% in the same
period last year,
Cumulative revenue,,
from January to July fell
year-on-year (y-o-y) front


Aliens Lawful
(continued from page 1)
alien may also seek to
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proper basis for which the
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is no limit to the number
of applications said alien
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under Section 245i
provided that the alien


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levels in H 105 was to be
expected in light of recent
political upheavals, which
will have damaged
economic growth.
However, now that the
new government is in
place, it must seek to
boost revenues and
control expenditure. If the
new government is able to


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including payment of the
$ 1,000.00 surcharge for
every 245i application
filed.
To be grandfathered,
the regulations require the
applicant to have riled a
qualifying petition or
application on or before
April 30, 200 1, that the
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improve political stability.
economic activity would
recover er quite rapidly,
but ongoing bombings
illustrate persistent
security risks.
While fiscal discipline
would start to reduce the
debt burden gradually,
debt relief from donors
will be required if the
situation is to improve
Substantially.
Encouragingly.
US sources quoted by
the local Daily Star
newspaper suggested US
Secretary of State


and properly filed and
included evidence of
presence in the United
States on or before
December 20,2000,
Even if the adjustment
application has been
denied, withdrawn or
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grandfathered alien does
not loss his or her Section
245i benefit and may
apply for a new


Condoleezza Rice is
planning an international
conference on financial
assistance for Lebanon at
the end of Ramadan
(around November 14),
with major donor
Countries and
international financial
institutions expected to
attend. Such a conference
would pose substantial
upside risks to economic
activity and fiscal
performance, and would
Give a welcome boost to
investor confidence.


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basis.
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status also applies to the
alien's beneficiaries,
spouse and children,
provided the spouse and
child relationship existed
at the time the qualifying
petition or application was
filed. These individuals
retain their grandfathering
benefits regardless of
(continued on page 9)


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NORTH CAROLINA SOUTH CAROLINA


Aliens Lawful
(continued from page 8)
whether the child turns 21
or whether the principal
alien and the spouse


subsequently divorce.
In this scenario, the
derivative alien can seek
their own independent
family/employment


petition, diversity visa
lottery or labor
certification for adjustment
under Section 2451.
This grandfathering


provision has already
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aliens a new opportunity
to become a Lawful
Permanent Resident.


Arab History
(continued from page 1)
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the Arab American past


El Paso Officers
(continued from page 2)
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Photos by Paul Ferris
captured all of the special
moments.
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prayer, speeches and


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El Paso Officers
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Massabni
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ALABAMA / TENNESSEE


Shadyac
(continued from page 3)
Memphis, Shelby County.
and the State of
Tennessee. thank you for
the cooperation you have
shown to ALSAC/St. Jude
and to the way you have
treated me, personally,
over these years.
To lo all who attended
the celebration of my
retirement the weekend of
June 11, thank you for
sharing this time with me
and my family. The
contribution,.,, given to
St. Jude through the
tribute book Were


Barkatullah
(continued from page 3)
The word 'Ramazan'
comes from the -word
-'Ramz" which -means
'warmth of the sun'. That
is during this month a
person gives up genuine
physical needs and gets
inclined towards attaining
spiritual excellences so
much so that this .sort of
'Ramz' moves a person to
piety and righteousness.
(Hazrat- Ahmad,
Malfoozat, Voll, P.210)
Fasting is an old
universal institution, but
Islam regularized it. This
month is then given to
prayers, general charity.
and seeking Allah's
Blessings. (Roohani
Khaziin, Vol.2,PP203-205)


Unbelievably generous. It
would be impossible for
me to Individually thank
all of you, but know that
you are in my thoughts
and prayers.
To Dave McKee and
the staff of ALSAC and
St. Jude, I wish to express
my deepest appreciation
for your commitment,
cooperation and love of
Danny's dream. You have
made my success
possible. I Could not have
done It without Von.
To Fred Smith and Joe
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however, is for children,
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women in periods,
pregnancy, or suckling the
baby. The missing days
should be completed after
the month is over. The
aged persons, should feed
the poor or contribute to
charity called 'Fidya' an
amount equal to the price
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drink nor intimate
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TENNESSEE


In Memoriam
(continued from page 4)
donations may be made to
St. George Orthodox
Church, 5311 Mercer,
Houston, TX 77005.
-Georgia Bofysil
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died. Services were held
with the Rev. Constantine.
Nasr officiating. Mrs.
Toma was born in Marj
oyoun, Lebanon, to Kamil
and Rosa (Deeba)
Farhood, emigrating to
the United States in 1951
settling in Tulsa. She.
married Bob Toma in
1956, She was a lifetime
member of the Salaam
Club in Tulsa, and was an
active member of St.
Elijah Orthodox Christian
Church in Oklahoma City.
She was known
throughout the Lebanese
community as one of the
finest cooks of Lebanese
cuisine. She won many
awards and many of her
recipes, have been
published in various
cookbooks. Family
members say Mrs. Toma
touched many lives with
her kindness, generosity
and personality and will
be dearly missed by all
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In Memoriam
(continued from page 12)
were equally responsible
for making the club what
it is today. "
Angie Siegel Clark,
President
Jean George
Thomas
Thomas, Jean George,
85, of Louisville, passed
away at her home. She
was born in Clairton, PA,
and was the co-founder of
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formerly A. Thomas Meat
Market at the Haymarket.
Jean was a member of St.
Michael Orthodox
Church, where she sang in
the choir, and was past
president of the St.
Michael's Ladies Society.
"She will be remembered
for her faith, her love and
her courage. She was a
person who made
everyone feel loved and
welcome in her home and
in her family." Survivors
include her husband of 63


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Albert George; sons, A.J.
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Dennis Thomas (Kim);
five sisters, Gloria
George, Alamunda Essey,
Gina Naiser, Vickie Khalil
and Kay Cheblosky; 11
grandchildren; and 11
great-grandchildren. The
funeral services were held
on February 2 1, at St.
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Church. Memorial gifts
may be made to the
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of her church, Hospice &
Palliative Care of
Louisville or to- St. Jude
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Islamic Games
(continued from page 15)
American delegation in
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team but there is no sign
of their presence yet.
"The team flew to
Istanbul- from the US but
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THE SYRIAN-LEBANESE STAR

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The Grand Bazaar of Architecture


By Sarah Sharaf
The congress was set up
as a grand marketplace for
encounter and exchange, in
Istanbul with its ancient
tradition of cultural
plurality.
From July 3 to7 ,2005 ,
the International Union of
Architects (UIA) organized
their 22nd Congress in
Istanbul under the title
"Cities: Grand Bazaar of
Architectures" with the aim
of highlighting pluralism as
an indispensable condition
of the new century. The
more thanl0' ,
000participants and even
larger number of visitors
were offered a grand
program of numerous
lectures, workshops,
discussions, and no less
than 160 exhibitions. IOL
correspondent and
architecture student Sarah
Sharaf attended the event
and here shares her
experience.
"Do you speak
English?"
"Yes, a little," said the
young Turkish student at
the UIA Istanbul Congress
reception desk at the
airport.
I'd had a tired sleepless
night of packing and travel,
and here I was, alone in the
airport of a country where
little else than Turkish is
spoken. I had reassured my
parents in Cairo that there
would be no problems
traveling alone, that this


would be a very well
organized conference
where there would be
people waiting to receive
us and all would be well. I
really was not in the least
prepared for the language
barrier.
After a few desperate
sentences coupled with
pointing and diagrammatic
gestures on my orange map
of the Congress site, I got a
rough idea of where the
place to go was. I made my
way to the tourist
information desk (where
the attendant also barely
spoke any English!), found
out how much the ride
would cost me- since the
45 Euros hollered at me by
a shuttle driver seemed
outrageously expensive-
armed myself with Istanbul
guidebooks, and headed
out to find myself a cab.
With all the technical
procedures out of the way I
could finally embark upon
my trip properly. As a
graduate student of Islamic
art and architecture, I was
always on the lookout for
conferences or events
related to my work. I had
stumbled across the tri-
annual congress, organized
by the Union of
International Architects
(UIA) under the theme of
"Cities: Grand Bazaar of
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monuments, and the travel
facility granted by joining
such a large congress, I
could not resist-which I
am exceedingly glad for-
as it proved to be one of the
best experiences of my life.
The congress was
overwhelming in literally
every sense of the word.
With over25 keynote
speakers, dozens of
lectures and workshops,
hundreds of exhibitions
and poster presentations, it
was a lot to take in.
Thousands of participants
from all over the world
flocked in to experience
this architecture fiesta,
learning from the events,
enjoying the setting, and
most importantly, meeting
new people. If I came out
with nothing else from this
experience apart from the
people I met and the
conversations I had, then
this would be a lot.
However, I came out with
so much more.
It is pointless to attempt
to provide a summary of
what the congress was
about. I prefer to provide an
impression of .the
experience and what I
learned.
The first day of the
congress was exhilarating.
There was so much to take
in that it took a bit of time
to figure out what was
going on where and what to
attend. Since there were no


speakers this day, my
Iranian roommate and I
spent the day looking at the
posters and exhibitions.
The exposure was intense;
with presentations from
Romania, South Africa, all
the way to Japan, there was
literally something from
every spot on the globe. As
with any grand carnival or
fete, in the onslaught of
multiple sights, sounds, and
smells,. a few particular
sensations and visions
touched me and stayed
with me in sharp clarity in
this global, amalgam of
architectural expression.'
I was very touched by a
project by the name of
"Architecture and
Children" conducted by
Turkish architects and
researchers who had
carried out surveys and
interactive sessions with
children, to try to distill the
untainted architectural
vision of the child that no
grown-up could ever
conceive unaided.
By the second day I had
figured things out a bit
better, so it made sense to
attend lectures by keynote
speakers and visit other
sessions and exhibitions in
between.
Workshops included an
exercise in which
volunteers had to fill in an
A image of Istanbul with
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Architecture
(continued from page 17)
congress.
The first few keynote
speeches were great and the
halls v'very crowded, but,
nothing could have
prepared me for Zaha
Hadeed. Besides her
incredible designs, this is a
woman, and more
controversially, an Arab
(and for the sake of politics
I have to mention an Iraqi)
woman who has penetrated'
a fiercely competitive
man's world.
Another keynote lecture,
Tado Ando's, was no less
crowded, but all the more
remarkable. Whereas a
large part of the success of
the Hadeed lecture was due
to the controversy
surrounding her identity as
well as her great work,
Ando's speech was brilliant
in and of itself. Despite
using a personal interpreter
who stood next to him on
stage translating his speech
sentence by sentence, the
message of this Japanese,
self-taught architectural
phenomenon was loud and
clear. His talk was personal
and genuine and went
straight to the heart. Rather


than merely presenting
examples of his work and
discussing his design
methodology, he sought to
provide inspiration, laughter
at his early disappointments,
and a convincing argument
that determination and
persistence are just as
important, if not .more so,
than ingenuity and skill. It
must also be mentioned that
he showed incredible
sensitivity by. thanking his
wife, who was
accompanying him, several.
times.
Charles Correa, an
Indian architect, who was
accompanied by his wife in
her beautiful sari, also
showed remarkable insight
and perception in his
lecture. He discussed the
importance of housing for
the poor in India, yet did
not limit his horizon merely
to the realm of the
architect. Speaking to an
audience of young students
and fellow architects, he
declared it is "insulting" to
say that the problem of
housing for the poor is
restricted to design
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Architecture
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sweetheart and took us to
see the hidden jewels of the
"real" Istanbul on the Asian
side-I had no idea that
veiled women could not go
to public education
institutes or be employed
by the government. The
only Turkey I knew was
that of the mosques of the
great Sinan, the patronage
of Sultan Suleiman the
Magnificent, and the
celebrated Islamic Ottoman
Empire.
Talking to Hanifa
opened up my-eyes to the
reality that girls are
sacrificing university to


avoid taking off their veils
or having to face the
psychological and
emotional trauma ofhaving
to take off their scarves on
university grounds and,
only putting them back on
upon leaving. Then, there
are those like Hanifa, who
leave the country to seek
education elsewhere. The
peak of irony is that just
minutes after Hanifa had
told me about her personal
experience of going to the
United States for college-
only for9 llto strike, with
the blind prejudice, making
her have to move back to
Istanbul-an American
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end of the trip. And I have Donna from America, Rana
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