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,~RITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 11,2003 PAGE 9 By Gloria Yousha .-- Call 407-657-9405 or 407-834-8787 A groaner for sure tfocaNews reports have filtered out early this morning that US rces have swooped on an Iraqi primary school and detained ber Mohammed Al-Hazar. Sources indicate that, when arrested, A1-Hazar was in posses- SJon of a ruler, a protractor, a set square and a calculator. President George W Bush argued that this was clear and OVerwhelming evidence that Iraq indeed possessed weapons of baths instruction. (I warned you it was a groaner, didn't I?) daysAs you read this I am probably in Chicago for just a couple of I know that all my overeating is due to stress from traveling and performing and is making me fat. Yet, I am very patriotic about my weight (Soon the Statue of Liberty and I will wear the same size!) I do want to comment on a few things for one, the use of raOsques by the Iraqi fighters. It reminds me of a particular battle between the Germans and Our soldiers in Italy during World War II. (Let me explain I am NOT that old I was still very young When the war ended in 1945, but I became a scholar and expert ~ World War II to use as my "category" if I ever became a ~ntestant on the Sixty Four Thousand Dollar Question televi- on show. I never did!.) "- rmans and U S Back to the narticular battle between me Ge . . FOrces: " On our soldier's march toward Rome during WWII, they heavy artillery fire from the Abbey at Monte once the home of the Benedictine Monks. e Abbey was considered a national shrine and a protected yet German soldiers, with no regard for religious (same as the Iraqi fighters), decided to take it over to battles, putting our troops at great risk. Commander, General Ike D. Eisenhower said: must choose between a shrine and our own men's than our own men's lives mean infinitely more!" Monte Casino and never regretted it. back to 2003 and war with Iraq e mosque but how many more mosques will able to spare and schools and hospitals when the them to wage war? true "infidels" to use their own term and seem a higher power (72 virgins, perhaps?) e enemy is NOT as DECENT as we are. Palestinians who took over the Church of the Nativity, 1 the Israelis spared, is just another example.) more history lesson: time ago, Britain and France were at war. one battle, the French captured an English officer :ing him to headquarters, the French General began to do you English officers wear red coats? Don't you color red makes you an easier target?" British officer responded: we wear red is so that if we get hit the blood won't lead into battle won't panic." that is why, from that day forward, all French Army pants! l I picking on France too much? GOOD!) g France should be able to verify this fact: COLIN POWELL said "Over the years the United fine young men and women into great for freedom away from our borders. amount of land we have ever asked for in return is ~y those that did not return." ~ll~site of war? is just that, according to Best Actress Academy Award ICOLE KIDMAN, referring to performing artists at during wartime. of art WCAFL artists, PATTY KANE, BETTY SPAIN OWEN, CASSANDRA GORDON HARRIS, KAREN CARASIK and 19 other Florida artists are LINDERS production of The Musical. at the Shakespeare Theatre. ;," is what is being said about it! run through May 18. schedule and ticket information, CALL 407-447- 1. tl lPP site of war and destruction? I agree. talented young man in our community is RICH ; a New Age guitarist and composer who will soon be recognized, though he lives right here. is an uplifting and engaging assimilation of New Celtic, Rock, and World music elements. CD out titled From The Edge, that consists of instrumental songs and in this time of war and ust the music to relax by. my blood pressure down!) written music and performed with several groups of various musical styles over the past decade. Pirate Radio, was signed to a recording contract for the Woodrich Recordings Label in 1993. His subsequent group, Burn, was selected to play the New Music Seminar in New York City in the summer of 1994. The Celtic and Folk ensemble, Marble Feather, with whom Rich had performed from 1997 until September, 2001, had their song "Wekiva" selected to appear in the nationally- distributed PBS documentary Wekiva: Legacy Or Loss? in 2000. Besides being a wonderful songwriter/musician, Rich is also a devoted husband and father . and he likes to refer to his daytime profession as his "day job." Rich is Dr. Rich Marcil, a psychologist specializing in therapy with children and families. (No wonder his music has me so relaxed.) You can hear some of it at his wonderful website I know who could really benefit from Rich's music The Florida Friends Youth Chapter of Seeds of Peace! The group invites everyone to their first fundraiser fea- turing the fusion of Arab/Palestinian and Jewish/Israeli cultures and other eastern cultures through music, dance and art on Sunday, April 13, 3- 5 p.m. in the Lyman High School Audi- torium, 865 S. County Rd 427, Longwood. Proceeds will fund scholarships for teens from the Middle East and RICH MARCIL plays guitar, other regions of conflict to attend the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine. TRACEY AMAR asks everyone to come and support "our youth in their efforts to promote peaceful co-existence." For further information, call Tracey at 407-691-5934 or email her at My nominations for future members of Congress My nominees are JUSTIN ZORN, son of Dr. STEVEN and SUSAN ZORN; and JOSH WEISS, son of JOHN and BETH WEISS. Both young men are from Longwood. These two Lake Brantley High School juniors have had an outstanding debate season so far this year. Justin's debate record includes the 2nd place finish among 385 competitors at the Harvard National Congress; a 4th place finish at the Yale National Speech and Debate Tournament; a 4th place finish at the Crestian National Con- gress; and a 6th place fin- ish at Emory University's Barkley Forum for Speech and Debate. In February,2003 he won the Florida Forensic League's Varsity State Tournament and was thereby named the Florida State Champion in Student Congress. At the local level, Justin has received 1st place awards at Eastside High, Colonial High, Winter Springs High, and Trinity Prep debate tournaments. Justin is currently JOSHW 1SS(1)andJUSTIN ranked 4th nationally in ZORN. Student Congress. Josh Weiss is the co-captain of his debate team. Through the course of the 2002-2003 school year, Josh won three straight local CFL Tournaments and placed 3rd and 4th in the other two. 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