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PAGE 18 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, OCTOBER 17, Toll ter told them that they thought they had seen a man bathing Continued from page 1 in the water. Considering the possibility that there may be position to fish. It was at that someone else in the lake a point that he saw Regal float- sheriffs helicopter was called ing in the water, to search from above--in cer- Was there or wasn't there tain areas there are reeds and movement?Thewaterwasnow weeds obstructing the view very still, "glass like." A man- from the sides. nequin? A doll? No. Toll had After circling for quite a seen the hands flutter. He while, Toll saw the helicopter started yelling at the child as door open, the officer leaned he went in after him. Toll out and pointed to a spot in pulled the limp, barely breath- the lake. The firemen and po- ingbodyfromthewatershout- lice, waiting in the parking ing toawoman at the side to lot, ran en masse with call for help. stretcher in hand. Toll watched As paramedics worked on as they pulled Yana Randall's the boy and transported him body out ofthewater, he knew to the hospital, the police right away she was dead. talked to Toll and interviewed Who these children were everyone at the scene who and how they ended up in the might have seen something, lake came to light when Bryan Workrnen at the Maitland Cen- Randall Sr. pulled his SUV in Ask Larry The Computer Guy About your computer headaches! Need software or hardware updates? Computer acting weird? Virus? .~ Systems locking-up or strange errors? Internet or Emaii not working? Slow? PC and laptop repairs and upgrades. Larry Gutter (407) 375-7430 larrythecomputerguy@cfl.rr.corn HANDYMAN SERVICE Handy man and General Maintenance Air Conditioning Electrical Plumbing Carpentry Formerly handled maintenance at JCC References available STEVE'S SERVICES Call Steve Doyle at (386) 668-8960 front of a truck on I-4 killing himself and oldest son Bryan Jr. His six-year-old son Julian survived the crash. The mur- der suicide note and other de- tails were found later in the hotel room where Randall was staying. Toll, plagued by reporters, watched during the next few days, horrified as the events unfolded and more informa- tion came to light. He granted only a couple of interviews all along pointing out that the story was and is about the chil- dren not about him. A hero? Looking at one defi- nition from the Encarta World English Dictionary, "possess- ing some extraordinary gift, for example, superhuman strength," not really Read- ing on, "somebody who com- mits an act of remarkable bravery or who has shown great courage, strength of character, or another admi- rable quality," perhaps warmer but the mark is hit with the third entry, 'some- body who is admired and looked up to for outstanding qualities or achievements." Toll may feel he was in the right place and almost any- one would have done the same thing but it is the work he has done since Sept. 14 that sets him apart and gives credibility to calling him a hero. First he kept himself out of the limelight as much as the press would allow, next he met with Karen Broussard, M.S.W from Jewish Family Services to discuss the psychological support both Regal and Julian will need, now and in the fu- ture. Toll passed on the infor- mation about JFS to the boy's mother, Lisa Randall, and then took it a step further and some say "above and beyond." With the guidance of his attorney, he has "established the Julian & Regal Randall DON'T REPLACE THAT BROKEN APPLIANCE WHEN YOU CAN REPAIR IT FOR A FRACTION OFTHE COST Repairs on All Makes and Models Refrigerators Washers 25 Years of Experience Serving Central Florida Since 1986 Freezers Dryers Over 35,000 Satisfied Customers Ice Makers Dishwashers Member of BBB Ranges Disposals I Year Guarantees Ovens Water Heaters Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured Microwaves FREE SERVICE CALL WHEN YOU MENTION THIS AD Art Jewelry Judaica Contemporary Crafts Broker Trust, which was cre- ated specifically to provide the two young survivors with funding for continuing psy- chological counseling and for the establishment of an edu- cation fund." In a letter to his commer- cial real estate colleagues, he states: If you would consider for a moment the quality of life of one who has been stripped of childhood security and forced to face the unimaginable hor- rors that Julian and Regal are facing, I'm sure you would agree that a contribution would be appropriate and per- sonally gratifying. I'm appealing to my col- leagues and the firms that comprise the Orlando com- mercial brokerage commu- nity to take account of their success and give back by help- ing two children in desperate need. Like you, I would hesi- tate to contribute to a fund lacking in oversight. For that reason lain establishing this "Broker Trust"with the aid of qualified mental heath pro- fessionals. Disbursements will be made that directly impact the healthy mental and emotional development of Julian and Regal and provide for their future education. This example of gemilut Syria Continued from page 1 for a suicide bombing in Haifa that killed 19 people. Bush, who has made state sponsorship of terrorism a red line since the Sept. 11 attacks, considered the camp a legitimate target, analysts said. "Given the similarity of what Israel did to the Bush doctrine of hitting state spon- sors of terrorism, he would be hard pressed not to en- dorse it," said David Makovsky, an analyst with the Washington Institute for Near East policy. Bush more than endorsed it. "The prime minister must defend his country," he said Tuesday, referring to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. "It's essential." Shortly after Sept. 11, Syria scored points with the United States by shar- ing intelligence that helped thwart an attack on Ameri- cans in Bahrain, Mack said. But the goodwill dissipated during this year's Iraq war, when Syria allegedly gave ref- uge to senior officials of Saddam Hussein's regime. A low point was a firefight be- tween U.S. troops and Syrian border guards, apparently triggered by the Americans' hot pursuit of Iraqis fleeing into Syria. It didn't help when Syria humiliated U.S. Secretary of State Colin Poweli on a visit in May by breaking promises to close the offices of anti- Israel terrorist groups. The Syrians could not have missed the administration's recent signals. Most signifi- cantly, the administration last month dropped its ef- forts to block the Syria Ac- countability Act, which would ban military and dual- use exports to Syria and fi- nancial assistance to U.S. businesses that invest in Syria. The House of Representa- tives' International Relations Committee approved the bill 33-2 and congressional staff- ers predicted it would easily hasad - act of kindness - and County Nuisance the profile below exemplify Board and currently why he was chosen, before a board member. Sept. 14, to be featured in the As Toll's role in "Community Builders," col- community has umn. His selfless actions con- has his tribute to not only making Central Florida a better place Group with Grubb & to live. Company, Jason G. Toll was born and cial real estate firm. raised in Maitland and is proud "Because my to be a third generation native ways been actively invo to the Orlando area. Most thedevelopmentofthe. people don't know that Toll's community zaydee, Ralph Meitin, was one ship roles in different of Orlando's first Jewish set- cies, I feel an obli tiers, continue this Toll's mother and father Toll and adds served on the boards of many to offer the perspective local organizations. His comes from a person mother, Judi Meitin (Toll) age and Cope was the first director of committed to the the JCC Preschool. One of that has always beer Judi'snurseryschoolstudents, home." Alyson Cooper, would later He feels that in become Jason's wife. He has taken an active lead- is helping to assure ership role in this commu- ture generations nity. He served as president of joy the wonderful the Jewish National Fund's pride he has in his Future Leadership group in nity. Toll believes that v Orlando for two years; was you do today can make a chosen to participate in the ference, notj Federation's Bornstein Lead- for years to come. ership Program; served on the make every day the board of directors of both the can. JCC and Temple Israel and presentlyservesontheTemple the Julian & Regal Israel Cemetery Committee. Broker Trust contact Tollrecentlycompletedaterm Toll at Grubb & Ellis as chairman of the Orange party, 407-481-5386. pass the whole House next of Maryland. By week and the Senate soon af- Israel's actions, the ter. ministration allows The sponsors anticipated appear in control a presidential signature be- reality it is fore the end of November other diversions, incl "I thinkali indications are Iraq, the the president will sign the year's elections, he s bill," said Rep. Eliot Engel "Once you reach (D-N.Y.), the bill's co-sport- clusion that you can sor with Rep. Ileana Ros- Arab-Israeli peace a Lehtinen (R-Fla.). ority, you Congressmen said Syria Sharon because it should have foreseen the make you look move. Telhami said. "So you "Nobody in Damascus nalize hisview should be surprised by our with your own action today," said ReD Tom That presents LantosofCalifornia, the rank- Teihami said. ing Democrat on the corn- "Syriawon'tlookfOrl mittee, citingthe Haifabomb because they attack, they're under Another sign of the close st alignment in U.S. and Israeli and vulnerable," he views on Syria was the they walk a fine administration's acceptance sometimes you can without question of Israel's culate." Syria alr~ claim that the camp was a pearedtobewalkin terrorist training center, and not a civilian site, as the Syr- retary at the Syriar ians said. in Washington, John Negroponte, the U.S. sociatedPressthat', ambassador to the United Na- cision to tions, hardly mentioned the rityCounciiwas Israeli retaliation when he weakness. suggested that he would veto Syria "is not a Syrian-sponsored resolu- creating the kind tioncondemningtheairraid, that would deter Instead, he emphasized the not the kind that Haifa suicide bombing, the region to war," "Any resolution on the knotherconcerni Middle East, toenjoyoursup- rael might have port, is going to have to in- self into a corner. clude a condemnation--a ro- "What happens ifl bust condemnation--of ter- anothertra rorism," Negroponte said. row, also claimed "And I think, in this particu- Jihad, and you'Ve iar case, the situation is par- pointed the finger ticularlypoignant, becauseon how do you raise Saturday night a suicide- Telhami said. bombing incident in Haifa Another anal killed l9peopleandwounded was more sangu 50 persons." The lack of that Israel's equivocation had bipartisan unpredictability w~ support. Howard Dean and carefullycalculate " Joseph Lieberman, both run- "Israel has ning.for the Democraticthat it is a mad nomination forpresident, said Luft, a colonel they would have reacted as reserves, and Bush did. sponse varies--it One factorin U.S. support ther military or for Israel might be a reluc- tools, without tance to appear weak, said Shibley Telhami, a Middle They will never East expert at the University predict the res