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Title:
The Syrian Lebanese star
Uniform Title:
Syrian Lebanese star
Alternate title:
Syrian-Lebanese star
Alternate Title:
Star
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 36 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Syrian Lebanese star
Publisher:
A.M. Coplan
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
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Frequency:
monthly
regular

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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).

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University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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oclc - 05165391
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lccn - sn 79007351
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UF00028363:00062

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
The Syrian Lebanese star
Uniform Title:
Syrian Lebanese star
Alternate title:
Syrian-Lebanese star
Alternate Title:
Star
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 36 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Syrian Lebanese star
Publisher:
A.M. Coplan
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Publication Date:
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).

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:
ltuf - ADA7472
oclc - 05165391
alephbibnum - 000579625
issn - 0193-2578
lccn - sn 79007351
System ID:
UF00028363:00062


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on his work at St. Jude
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Celebrity Architects Reveal a
Daring Cultural Xanadu for
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Egypt: Here
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Judges...
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Egypt's judiciary chief
has named the country's
first female judges
despite opposition from
conservative Muslims,
according to a decree
published Wednesday.
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announced that Chili's Grill
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the largest donation in the
hospital's history. Chili's
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Sallah
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educated, and
stimulated, I move to
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time-honored tune to: "
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TEXAS"! Do I hear a
second to my motion?
I was prompted to
write this piece by Past
President, Joe J. Joseph,
Jr., of Austin, TX and by


Greg Harrison, the
Official Photographer at
the San Antonio
Convention.
Harrison said that he
had worked with a lot of
groups, of various sizes
and interests, but that he
had never met a group so
pleasant and down to
earth as the people at our
convention. Further, he
said that he had not seen
women more beautiful
than ours, nor had he
seen a group of people,
who, obviously, loved
one another, as do our
people. I was truly
moved by his
observation and agree
with him.. .. 100%!!
The 75th Anniversary
Convention of the
S.F.S.L.A.CLUBS began
in San Antonio, TX on
June 30th, .2006. More
than 1100 people danced
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until they were stuffed,
watched cultural
committee films until
they were inspired and
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We read in Genesis
that Adam and Eve had
good fellowship with
God until they di-obe\ ed
Him. Then this
fellowship was
interrupted. To cover
their sin, they were
covered with the blood of
an animal. According to
Moses' law, animals must
be offered as sacrifices to
cover the sins of Israel.
But these sacrifices are
no the real thing. They
are a shadow or type of
heavenly things.
Today we see that a
few denominations are
satisfied by following a
shadow of heavenly
things which cannot
purify the soul, but the
flesh. In the New
Testament, we read in
Romans 3:20 that by the
deeds of the law there


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and the
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As a result of this state
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responsibility for
establishing relations with
the Orthodox Churches
was entrusted to -the
Commission for the
Eastern Churches rather
than to the Secretariat. It
was not long before
experience taught that this
allocation of
responsibility was not a
happy one. Moreover it
contradicted both the
spirit and letter of the
motu proprio Superno Dei
Nutu of June 6, 1960.
It was not until
February 19.62 that the
Secretariat for Promoting
Christian Unity acquired
full authority in dealing
with the separated Eastern
Churches. Only then


The holiday season is a
time when we stop and
give thanks for the many
blessings we enjoy.
Friends, family,
colleagues and partners -
all are remembered in a
special way as we
celebrate and prepare for
the New Year. I hope that
you will allow me a
moment to say thank you
to. some special people
who made a difference for
St. Jude. In November, 1
had a chance to' attend
Wall Street's 17th annual
Taste of New York, which
garnered $1.4 million.
The proceeds will go
toward the funding of a
floor in the new Chili's
Care Center. Each fall,
Joe Haggar Jr., who chairs
our Professional Advisory


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shall no flesh be justified
in God's sight for by the
law is the knowledge of
sin. So to bring back this
relationship with God, a
body must be offered as a
sacrifice. First, He must
be holy, harmless,
undefiled, separated from
sinners, heavenly, who
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The Awards
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announce the 2006
recipients for Club,
Youth, Woman, and Man
of the Year. Ballots for
nominations were sent to
all affiliated clubs by th
Awards Committee,
which consists of Yvonne
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and Nancy Risk in
February of this year.


Once the nominations
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compiled, ballots were
then sent to all member
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club, we are proud to
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(continued on page 12)


In a quest to unveil
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Arabia, two female
filmmakers, one from
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country with the same
goal: to document the
changes and reforms in


women's rights and to
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Considering Saudi
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Thomas
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Hamas
(continued from page 1)
Education Minister
Nasser Shaer, of Hamas,
told The Associated
Press in a telephone
interview that he had not
been informed of this
week's decision to ban
the book, "Speak Bird,
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were destroyed the
most direct attempt by
the militant Muslim
group to impose its
beliefs on Palestinian
society.
"I have decided to
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Couple
(continued from page 1)
Nov. 20. at the Hilton
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TX.
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regarding disposing the
book," Shaer said.
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shortly before dozens of
writers, academics and
other intellectuals
marched to protest the
ministry's decision to
pull the anthology.
The protesters,
including women in
Muslim headscarves,
held up banners reading,
"No to Ignorance, Yes to
Enlightenment" as they
headed to the Education
Ministry in Ramallah.
"They can kill a book
but they can't kill the
stories in the hearts of
women," said Fayha
(continued on page 13)

hospital. The successful
event has raised $3.6
million for the children of
St. Jude. Joe also provides
dedicated service to St.
Jude as the chair of
ALSAC's Professional
Advisory Board.
"These two amazing
individuals have touched
countless lives with their
endeavors," said ALSAC
Chief Operating Officer
John P. Moses, who
attended the event.
.The Spirit of
(continued on page 13)


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Xanadu
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the United Arab
Emirates and one of the
world's top oil
producers, are to be
built on an island just
off the coast and
include three museums
designed by the
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Paris. Mr. Ando's is to
house a maritime
museum reflecting the
history of the Arabian
gulf.
The project .also
calls for a national


museum and a biennial
exhibition space
composed of 19
pavilions designed by
smaller names and
snaking along a canal
that cuts through the
island. Art schools and
an art college are also
planned.
In all, the project,
known as the Cultural
District of Saadiyat
Island, would create an
exhibition space
intended to turn this
once-sleepy desert city
along the Persian Gulf
into an international
arts capital and tourist
destination. If
completed according to
plan sometime in the
next decade,
consultants predict, it
could be the world's
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Dissent
(continued from page. 1)
by the Hizbullah-led
National Opposition
calling for the
resignation of Prime
Minister Fouad
Siniora stirred up
fears that the
country is at
breaking point.
Roadblocks, smoke
unfurling into, the
daytime air across
Beirut and
checkpoints of young
men asking for
identification cards
in late January gave


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for concern. In two
days of fighting
between opposing
groups, seven people
were killed and
hundreds more
wounded. Talal
Arslan, a senior
opposition leader,
called the
government groups
organisedd crime
syndicates" that want
to turn Lebanon into
another Iraq.
Not since the end
of the civil war that
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Homecoming
(continued from page 1)
July Fireworks
extravaganza. So, it
makes sense to start the
party on that Wednesday,
July 4,2007. Our newest,
cutting-edge hotel, The
Hilton Americas in
Downtown Houston, will
be the site of the grand
affair, granting us special
room rates starting at $95
a night for single, double,
triple, & quad. Their
40,000 square foot
ballroom will certainly
eliminate the toe
crushing in those Dabke
lines! There will be
special events each day
for all ages. Enjoy the
feel of Las Vegas at our
Casino Night and lavish
buffet, with the
opportunity to win
prizes, and end the night
with Arabic dancing.
Round up those
debutantes for a night to
remember. Our usual
Grand Banquet will be
transformed into a Gala!
There will be, a variety


of music for all ages,
children & teen events, &
single mixers. Saturday
will host a "Talent
Review," inspired by the
accomplishments of one
of our own, the late, great
Cliff Antone, who was
instrumental in
transforming Austin,
Texas into the "Live
Music Capital of the
World." It is not a
contest. We just have a
lot of talent, especially
with the youth, and we
will provide the venue.
So, if your mama said
you can sing, that just
proves she loves you.
Please get a second
opinion before you sign.
up!
Entertainment and
food functions
throughout the weekend
will alleviate any desire
to leave the hotel, but, if
you do, there is much
Houston has to offer. You
will be blocks from the
Theater District, Minute
Maid Park/home of the
Houston Astros, and the
(continued on page 15)


Rukab-Nazi
(continued from page 2)
4:30 p.m. Saturday in
Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church.
The bride, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Sleiman and late Musa
Nazi, graduated from
Mohawk College in
Hamilton,Ontario.
The daughter, son of

Bateh
(continued from page 2)


Ramallah,
immigrate
States in


Palestine and
to the United
1948. She


Mr. and Mrs. Francis
Rukab, graduated from
the University of Florida
and is employed by URS
Corp.
The bride's sister, Nina
Sleiman, was the maid of
honor. The groom's
brother, Charles Rukab,
was the best man.
Following a trip to
Jamaica, the couple will
live in St. Augustine.

graduated from Andrew
Jackson High School.
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Sallah
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Texas and the Foundation
(continued from page 2) Brunch, and invited all
to attend the Mid Winter
proud; cheered, clapped Conference. in
and cried as they
and cried as they 50 Memphis, to see all the
watched some 50 p
recipients win over progress which has been
recipients win over
made at the hospital.
$60,000.00 The 75th Anniversary
scholarships; visited Program Book is one to
with family and new
with family and new be read.. .re-read .. .and
found relatives until
,. shared with family and
family trees were in full shared with family and
Sn n friends. Congratulations
bloom; and found new t Pg
to Richard and Peggy
leaders and new talents Karam for this treasure!
Karam for this treasure!
among our members. Members of the Be
Members of the Bey
Welcomed as a new
W e as a n w Aleph and the Ameleb
member, was Mr. John Aleph and the Ameleb
Clubs of San Antonio
Moses, the new CEO at
St. Jude Research worked, tirelessly, for
St p, i R eMsemis. months, to make this
Hospital, in Memphis. convention a historic and
He is dignified, well o they
memorable one. They
spoken, humble and
spoken, humble and certainly -succeeded!
appreciative of all that even opened their
the Federation, member ome en
lubs and indhomes to entertain early
clubs and individuals l
arrivers and late
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Pleased
(continued from page 3)
first for His own sins and
then for the people's as
did the high priests of
old, because He did this
once, when He offered
up Himself (Hebrews
7:27). For as by one
man's disobedience many
were made sinners, so by
the obedience of one
shall many be made
righteous. Why? For if
the blood of bulls and of
goats and the ashes of a
heifer sprinkling the
unclean sanctified to the
purifying of the flesh
(Heb 9:13-14), how
much more shall the
blood of Christ who
through the eternal spirit
of God offered Himself
without spot to God,
purge your' conscience
from dead works to serve


the living God? For this
cause He is the mediator
of the New Testament
that they which are called
might receive the
promise of eternal
inheritance (vl2).
So neither by the
blood of goats and
calves, but by His own
blood He entered in once
into the Holy place in
Heaven having obtained
eternal redemption for us
(v24). For Christ is not
entered into the Holy
places made with hands
which are figures of the
true, but into Heaven
itself to appear in the
presence of God for
those who love His
appearing. Though He
had done no violence,
neither was any deceit in
His mouth, but it pleased
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John XXIII
(continued from page 3)
invitation to attend the
Orthodox celebration of
the one-thousandth
anniversary of the
founding of the monastic
order on Mount Athos.
The invitation was issued
in the name of the
organizing committee of
the celebration.
Invitations were also sent
to the three great monasti
communities of the West:
the Benedictines, the
Dominicans, and the
Franciscans. This can be
viewed as a sign of the
relaxation of tension on
the part of the
Patriarchate o
Constantinople, in whose
name the invitations were
sent. Thus we can look
much more hopefully
toward the future with
respect to the relations
between the Church of
Rome and the separated
Eastern Churches.
The release of


Archbishop Slipyi, the
Metropolitan of the
Catholic Church of
Ga.lic.i,. who had been in
Soviet imprisonment for
seventeen years, was one
of the greatest sources of
consolation to John XXIII
before the early end of his
pontificate.
This even was
evidence not only of the
efforts of the Holy See on
behalf of the fate of one of
the Catholic Eastern
Churches, but also of a
change in climate in the
relations with the
governments behind the
Iron Curtain. Doubtlessly
this belongs to another
aspect, to another side of
the pontificate of John
XXIII. Nevertheless we
may not gloss over the
fact that very complicated
confessional tangles can
possibly result.
Although the efforts of
the Johannine pontificate
toward unity with the
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Coors, Casey's
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Buffalo Wild Wings,
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many others, but our
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Conducted in 1,000
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St. Jude and are
grateful for its 10-
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Women
(continued from page 4)
intended for Western
viewing? The Saudi
government may have
been hoping for some
positive public
relations. However, as
one watches the films,
restrictions on where
the filmmakers could
gain access whom they
could interview and
many of the
interviewees' careful.
responses remind
viewers of the heavy-


SFSLAC
(continued from page 4)
on the task. of hosting
their first Southern
Federation annual
convention in 2005. They
had several innovative
events highlighting the
fact that we were in a new
city with spectacular


handed role of the
restrictive government,
undermining hope for
a revised opinion of
the status of women in
Saudi society.
Both "Women of the
Holy Kingdom" and
"Saudi Solutions"
leave the viewer with
the impression that the
end product is not
quite what each
director originally
envisioned, but rather
the film that was
possible under such
(continued on page 22)

sights. Their enthusiasm
for hosting the convention
was contagious and took
us to a new level of
expectations for
conv e nations.
Additionally, annually
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(continued from page 4)
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Oman' Gift to the
World. The opulent
publication was
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. London, under the
auspices of the
Omani ambassador
to the UK, Hussain
Ali Abdul Latif, where
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Diamond Awards
(continued from page 4)
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radiant, brilliant,
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certainly, last but not least
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Assembly), fiery.
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redolent with the aroma
of frankincense, the pink


champagne flowed freely
and the guests were
(continued on page 18)

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Daughter of Lynette and Tommy Pharo
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The George and Harris Nader
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Stephanie Nicole Petro
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Petro
The Lebanese-American Club of Mobile,
AL
Lone Star Lebanese Club Scholarship
Donor: Dallas, Texas SALEA Club of
Dallas
Texas Christian University

Matthew Thomas Ridenhour
Son of Lynnette M. Farris
Cedars Club of the Ozarks Springfield,
Missouri
Cedars Phoenician Club of Birmingham
Scholarship
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Hamas
(continued from page 7)
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Zeit University, and by


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Culture Ministry
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and had them distributed
in schools, Kanaana said
last week. Kanaana said
that two of the 45 tales
contained what some
might consider vague
sexual innuendo,
referring to body parts in
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FLORIDA/GEORGIA


Xanadu
(continued from page 7)
development project on
the island that includes
hotels, resorts, golf
courses and housing
that could
accommodate 125,000
residents or more.
The museum
designs, displayed at
an exhibition attended
by dignitaries and the
United Arab Emirates
leadership, are a
striking departure from
Abu Dhabi's crumbling
1970s-style concrete
buildings and more
modern glass-and-steel
high-rises. Still,
because Saadiyat
Island is undeveloped,
architects faced the
unusual challenge of
an aesthetic and
contextual tabula rasa.
The daring designs,
some teeming with life
and color, others, more
starkly formal, have
one aspect in common:
it probably would be
hard to build them all
in one district
anywhere else.
"It's like a clean
slate in a country full


of resources," said Mr.
Gehry, who appeared at
the exhibition to show
off his model for the
Guggenheim Abu
Dhabi. "It's an
opportunity for the
world of art and culture
that is not available
anywhere else because
you're ..building a
desert enclave without
the contextual
constraints of a city."
No cost estimates
were given for the
buildings unveiled on
Wednesday, but each is
certain to run into the
hundreds of millions of
dollars.
For the Guggenheim
Abu Dhabi, Mr. Gehry
envisions a 320,000-
square-foot structure
with 130,000 square
feet of exhibition space
built around a cluster
of galleries, a space far
larger than his
Guggenheim Bilbao in
Spain, which cost
about $100 million. A
jumble of blocks, glass
awnings and open
spaces, the Abu Dhabi
Guggenheim would be
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and accepting of the
fact that conflict
could be just around
the corner; gun
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Thursday
(continued from page 8)


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Bateh
(continued from page 9)
husband of 48 years,
Shihadeh A. Bateh (Jr.").
She was a devoted wife,
mother, grandmother and,
relative and was a devout
Christian. Sh worked
along side her husband in
the various family
businesses. She was a life
long member of the
Ramallah American Club


and a member of St. John
the Divine Greek
Orthodox Church. She is
survived by her children;
Dr. Norman S. Bateh
(Marlene), Norma Jean
Frye (Scott), and Cynthia
R. Bateh, five
grandchildren; Cameron,
Mallory, and Palmer Frye,
and Laurie and Amanda
Bateh and many cousins,
in-laws, nieces and
nephews.


Sallah served as president in
(continued from page 9) its second and third
avid fisherman. He year of it existence. He
was a fowding member served as
of the Ramallah Club parliamentarian for the
of Jacksonville and (continued on page 20)

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Texas George Maronite
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San Antonio's oldest and dining hall, a new
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food, the music, meditation garden.
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evening, we were bused members and later,-
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Pleased
(continued from page 10)
God to bruise Him
(Isaiah 53:9) to restore.
this relationship by
bringing man to God to
become
His family (Romans
51). Therefore being
justified by faith in
Christ, we have peace
with God through our
Lord, Jesus Christ.
Here are two questions
from our readers. The
first question is this:
What happened to the
blood of Jesus that was
shed? The answer: We all
know that the earth is
cursed since Adam and
the blood of Jesus is the
blood of God (read Acts
20:28) which God hath
purchased with His own
blood. Also, from the
birth of our Lord Jesus it
is clear that the blood of
God was not mixed with
the blood of Mary,
because God's blood is
heavenly and without sin.


But the blood of Mary is
earthly, as she prayed in
St. Luke 1:46. She said,
"My soul doth magnify
the Lord, and my spirit
hath rejoiced in God my
savior." God took the
pure blood of His Son
Jesus before it touched
the ground and put it in a
cup of gold on the
tabernacle of God in
heaven. This was to
prove to the sinners who
rejected Christ during
this life, by showing on a
TV made without hand,
that Jesus was on the
cross for their sins and
they rejected' Him. This
will be another
punishment for eternity
in the blackness of the
darkness of hellfire.
The second question
is: What was the unique
difference about Christ's
resurrection? The
answer: When our Lord
went to raise Lazarus
from the dead, He asked
the disciples to loose
(continued on page 21)


John XXIII
(continued from page 11)
Christian East could not
bring to fruition
everything which the
former Apostolic
Delegate of Sofia,
Istanbul and Athens had
hopefully expected, it
nevertheless laid the
essential foundations, and
embarked upon the first
appropriate steps for
important later
developments.
With the Secretariat for
Promoting Christian
Unity functioning as a
permanent body of the
Roman Church under
Paul VI and his
successors we can
confidently look forward
to continuing relations
between the Orthodox
East and the Secretariat
for Promoting Christian
Unity. This dialogue will
be facilitated by the
designation of a section
for this specific purpose
within the framework of


this Secretariat. It should
be noted in this context
that Pope Paul's
pilgrimage to the Holy
Land from January 4 to 6,
1964, was arranged
through a member of his
Secretariat.
What will be more
effective than any step
toward reunion with the
Orthodox Church is the
reestablishment of a
deeper understanding of
the theology and of-the
institutional structure of
the Catholic Church
herself. This study must
be guided through the
reappraisal of the
collegiate responsibility
of the entire episcopate
and of the sacramental
reality of the Church as a
whole. For these are the
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ecclesiological facts to
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both Catholic and
Orthodox, have justly
remained faithful with a
deep inner devotion and
(continued on page 21)


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Truly Yours
(continued from page 11)
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These are just a few of
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the powerful harmony of
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(continued on page 21)


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Xanadu
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The design for the
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The complex is
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country head back in
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Thursday brings her husband to
(continued from page 15) Lebanon for the first time,
their visit is interrupted by
Israeli bombardment and they face a series of choices
and contradictions between family, responsibility, war
and love.

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Folk Out Concert An
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Sallah
(continued from page 16)
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his wife of 60 years,
Alice Sallah; four
daughters, Mary (Kim)
Hanna, Renee' Smith,
Beatric Hassan, and
Charlene (Dr.
Edward); two sons,


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one sister, Badia
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13 grandchddren, 6
great-grandchildren,
and numerous nieces
and nephews.


Texas
(continued from page 16)
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Pleased
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him. Jesus didn't need
anyone to loose Him. He
had a glorified body.
When Peter went in to
see Him, He looked and
believed in His
resurrection. Romans
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John XXIII
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(continued on page 23)

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Dissent
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Lebanon, in response
to calls from Beirut
for reconstruction
assistance. In Paris,
PM Siniora pleaded
with his nation to
remain calm and
refuse to tolerate
more sectarian strife.
"No one can help a
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Women
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The religious police
frequently interrupt
the directors, along
with their female
crews and translators,
and the filmmakers are
surprised when the
majority of women
refuse to be
d-interviewed or even
appear on camera..
"Women of the Holy


said. 'I call on your
wisdom and reason,"
he added in an
interview broadcast
across Lebanon.
With the
possibility of war
and more sectarian
violence on therise,
the aid obtained at
Paris III could now
be at risk, Economy
and Trade Minister
Sami Haddad warned
in February."! exvect
(continued on page 24)

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fi l m m a k e r s
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The film attempts to
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SFSLAC
(continued from page 21)
Federation for many years
and is now ending his
term as President of the
Young Adults Affiliates.
He assisted in planning
for Young Adult activities
at the Mid Winter
Convention in Jackson,
Mississippi and is
present assisting his
father in planning the
2007 Mid-Winter in
Memphis. The Young
Adult of the Year Award
goes to Nathan Ashker.
The 2006 Woman of
the Year goes. to a lady
that has given much time
and energy to the
Federation. She is always
on standby to help anyone
who asks. I often wonder
how she does it all. She is
a Charter Member of her
local club and currently


serves as her club's
president. She is a past
chair of the Awards
Committee and is
currently the mailing
secretary of the
Federation.
She not only mails out
the Official Bulletin but
brochures for the
Convention cities and any
other special mailing for
various officers and
committees. She also
serves on the Scholarshi.
Committee and is on the
planning committee for
the 200 Annual
Convention in Houston.
She never says no when
asked to ,help and always
does it well and
efficiently. She is
outstanding in every way.
even in her most recent
role, as a Sittee to
(continued on page 25)


Xanadu
(continued from page 21)
confederation, but has
largely missed out on
the flood of visitors
attracted by its
neighbor Dubai.
Flush with cash from
the oil boom, the
emirate has embarked
on a development spree
intended to update its
infrastructure after
years of limited
development. Abu
Dhabi's tourist board
insists it is not trying
to one-up Dubai, but
instead wants to
complement Dubai's
emphasis on other
forms of
entertainment.
"The real strategic
decision here is that
Dubai has established
itself as a tourist


destination, and Abu
Dhabi is
complementing what
Dubai is doing," said
Barry Lord, president
of Lord Cultural
Resources, which has
helped manage the
development of the
cultural project.
"Cultural tourists are
wealthier, older, more
educated, and they
spend more. From an
economic view, this
makes sense."
Abu Dhabi's
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Dissent-
(continued from page 22)
that we will receive
some of the aid,
some of the grants
but we will either
see a significant
delay in receiving
the funding and/or
we will not see some
of the funding," he
said at the
.--governmental palace,
just metres away
from the opposition-
sponsored tent city
which has paralysed
Beirut's commercial
city centre since the
beginning of
December.
Hizbullah leader
Hassan Nasrallah
insists he has no
intention of dragging.
Lebanon into another
civil war, telling his
followers it was a
"religious duty" for
them to remain off
'cuthe streets as
security forces


attempt to maintain
order.
His assurances
have done little to
persuade Lebanese
across sectarian
lines: "I am scared. I
am disgusted at what
has happened in my
country," a 27-year-
old Sunni woman
told The Middle
East. "My friend
went to pick. up his
.sister at university
after she had called
home fearful of the
violence on the
streets and in tears.
On the way there, he
was stopped by a
mob and beaten up.
He is now in a
hospital."
However, there has
been a glimmer of
hope amidst the
continued political
struggle and
sectarianism. A
group of young
Lebanese called
(continued on page 30)


Frankincense
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the receiving and
processing of incense in
the Far East. The
Chinese Tang dynasty,
in the 7th century,
introduced incense to
Japan. Interestingly,
both the Chinese and
Japanese scented their
clothes with incense, a
tradition which
continues in Oman to
the present day.


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This year we have a tie
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man. He is a past Haggar-
Scholarship winner
and a past .State Vice-
president. He is very
active in his local club,
the American Lebanon
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Executive Board of the
Federation and
subsequently became
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Then, after he finished
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Persian Gulf, the
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(continued on page 26)


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(continued from page 24)
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(continued on page 27.)


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Frankincense
(continued from page 26)
first settled as long ago
as the late Iron Age (325
BC). The Khor Rori site
is on the coastal strip
between Taqah and
Mirbat, about 40km east
of Salalah, and adjacent
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South Arabian alphabet
refer to the foundation
of the city and evidence
from utensils, coins and
pottery found at the site
indicate that Sumhuram
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links with the countries
of the Mediterranean
region, India and the
Gulf. Charcoal and
wood samples were
taken from various
locations at the site,
analysed and carbon-.
dated. The results
showed. that the site
dates from between the
fourth century BC and
the fifth century AD.
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north of Salalah and
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north of the
Governorate of Dhofar
on the old frankincense
trade route, that it was
the name of a land that
belonged to a nation,
that there was a trade
route through Wubar
and across the Empty
Quarter desert and that
frankincense was
transported along a
route between the
Governorate of. Dhofar
and Baghdad via the
Empty Quarter. When
the site was discovered
a programme of
excavations was started
to establish its identity
and architectural
features and see what
artefacts. lay below its
surface. The
excavations revealed
traces of a citadel which
showed that the site had
been settled in the Iron
Age between 325BC
and 650AD.
Highet has produced
a valuable and
comprehensive record


of frankincense through.
the ages but of course
no book would be
complete without a
detailed look at th
knarled shrub that
produces the coveted
resin as well as the local
cultures and traditions
that surround it. The
Boswellia Sacra trees,
which grow .in
abundance over a five sa
km area of Wadi
Dawkah, a semi-desert
wadi of rocks and gravel
in an area of low round
hills and shallow
depressions, produce
the best quality
frankincense in Oman.
Frankincense is
traded and blended in
the Salalah souq by
veile women using
secret traditional
recipes, adding to the
exotic mystique that
surround this resin.
The frankincense
trade has experienced a
crisis in recent years as
(continued on page 28)


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Frankincense
(continued from page 27)
it is often more
profitable for young
men to be involved in
tourism rather than
harvesting the resin, but
there are signs the trade
is picking up again as
the worldwide trend for
natural product
intensifies.
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origins and traditional
uses of frankincense,
Highet's book then
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contemporary times
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perfumes, particularly
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collection but also
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brands such as Shalimar
b Guerlain, Cinnabar by
Estke Lauder and
Opium by Yves St
' Laurent.
It also has cosmetic


and therapeutic qualities
and is used i
aromatherapy treatment
and skin care products.
It also finds uses in
Reiki and other holistic
treatments, where scent
adds to general feelings
of wellbeing.
There is nothing quite
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Women
(continued from page 22)
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(continued on page 30)

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Women
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which he responds,
"We don't need a party
because everything I
am saying is pro-
Islam." She also
challenges other
subjects, such as a


Dissent
(continued from page 24)
Farah al Atta', or
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and said 'no' to war.
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tension.
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for an end to the
partisanship of their


successful female
photographer who is
opening her first
studio. Van der Haak
asks her why she
doesn't take action.
"What would happen?"
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reply. Despite the
apparent resistance,
(continued on page 31)


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Feltman, told the
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television that he
was not surprised by
the outbreak of
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