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PAGE 10 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, OCTOBER 22, Sharon on Sharon's plan. Media polls elections, which, of course, no adopted by any government, suggest that some 65 percent one wants." Plebiscites have and there was little cause to Continued from page I of Israelis back the plan as a frequently been proposed at expect Sharon would set a means of reducing friction critical junctures in Israel's precedent. Council spokesmanYehoshua with the Palestinians. history--most recently over "A referendum would be Mor-Yosef. "Each sidemustundertakethe Oslo peace accords and too expensive and time con- The specter of a crisis in to accept the people's will," whether Jerusalem should suming, not to mention a Israel's right wing prompted said Livnat, a senior member negotiate on the return ofthe blow to the prime minister's Education Minister Limor of Sharon's ruling Likud Golan Heights to Syria.democratic mandate," said a Livnattocallforareferendum Party. "The alternative is early But they have never been Sharon confidant. "Israel has Nobel Continued from page 2 by anything," said Andrew in which other treatments Israelis towin a Nobel in sci- Marks, founder and president haven't succeeded," he said. ence, they are not the first to award was also making a big oftheInternationalAcademic "Wedon'tnecessarilyknowits win the prestigious honor. splash in Hungary, where his FriendsofIsraelandchairman full potentialyet." Morethan ShmuelYosef(Shai)Agnon family survived the Holo- ofthe physiology department 8,000 scientific publications shared the literature prize caust. His family immigrated at Columbia University.have been written about the with Swedish writer Nelly toIsraelin 1950,when, hetold Meanwhile, the scientists' discovery and thousands of Sachs in1966. JTA, itwas"thelastchanceto discovery has major implica- papers and conferences have In 1978, Prime Minister leave before the Iron Curtain tions, been devoted to the subject, Menachem Begin and Egyp- fell and closed the borders." "It is extremely significant according to the Technion. tian President Anwar Sadat The award could also be a because it showed that the In 2000, Hershko and won the peace prize for the boon to those fighting boy- destruction of the compo- Ciechanover received theAl- historic accordbetweentheir cotts in academia against nents of the cell is actually bert and Mary LaskerAward countries. Israeli scholars--a phenom- controlled," Richard Ikeda, for Basic Medical Research, And after the Oslo agree- enon that has risen amid the health scientist administra- whichis consideredaprecur- ments were signed in 1993, intifada, tot at the National Institutes sor to the Nobel Prize. They theNobelprizewentto Prime "It certainly should help of Health, told JTA. are also both past recipients Minister Yitzhak Rabin, For- convince people in theworld "Eachofthepiecesarethere of the Israel Prize, Israel's eign Minister Shimon Peres who might not be paying at- for a specific amount of time highest civilian honor, and Palestinian Authority tention that there's a lot of and they have to go away in Ciechanover, Hershko, Chairman YasserArafat. great research going on in a controlled fashion," or can and Rose, 78, will receive JTA correspondents Dan Israel, but people who are become cancerous, he said. their Nobel in Stockholm in Baron in Jerusalem and intending to be biased, ifyou The Velcade drug has December. Agnes Bohm in Budapest will, may not be convinced "been useful on patients Though they are the first contributed to this report. vowed to disengage by the end of 2005, and so it will be." But even on the traditional deci- sion-making track, Sharon faces major hurdles. Last week, the Knesset voted no confidence in the prime minister after he laid out his policies for the com- ing parliamentary season. That does not bode well for the Oct. 25 vote on ratify- ing the plan, although the no-confidence vote doesnot mean Sharon has to form a new government. But Sharon has been busy trying to shore up his coalition against walkouts by right-wing partners the National Union and National Religious Party. Two key religious Shas and United Torah ism, said last weq consider backing ment if Sharon into the the move is an spare Israeli lives. On the o liticals aGaza Palestinian statehood a closer. has tacitly "safety net" in the Even the United Arab a two-member tion, said it would plan, although party said it woul, measure. Carlos M. Jacinto, M.D. Steven Rosenberg, M.D. Jayanthi Ravi, M.D. *Asthma *Hay Fever *Sinusitis *Hives *Food Allergy *Drug Allergy *Insect Allergy *Eczema ALLERGY' & ASTHMA ASSOCIATES OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 685 Palm Springs Dr Ste. ID Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 407-331-6244 1890 SR 436, STE. 215 Winter Park, FL 32792 407-678-4040 7232 Sand Lake Rd Ste. Orlando, FL 32819 407-370-3705 100 721 Oak Common Blvd Ste. A Kissimmee, FL 34741 407-931-0990 t) Cart g6tur. to 0rla.dO[ e TM photo Shown here (l-r): JARED HARA, JON HILL HAKIM enroute from Ft. Lauderdale to Nassau on "tube," the Molecule. By Richard H. Gleick cluding the boys had to What kid worthy of the the tow boat due to appellation hasn't ridden an choppiness. inner tube at some point in Recently, the his life? Perhaps, if he was had the opportunity lucky, he was gently towed down with two of the behind Dad's trolling motor adventurers - Jared onawarmsummerdaydown - and discuss the triP. theWekivaRiver.Soundsidyl- began by asking how it lic, doesn't it? came about. Now ratchet that scenario "It was me and my up several notches. Instead of an inner tube, you have the past year, I really a much larger "tube" sur- to do it and I asked mY rounded by three inflatable best friends to do it with balls. Instead of a trolling who were Ali and motor, you have a powerful actually did it and it was cabin cruiser. Instead of a ally fun." warm summer day, you have Why did he want to do a wet, windy day in August. "I have no idea," was And, best of all, instead of reply. the Wekiva River, you have "You were sitting ( , the Atlantic Ocean between one day and said, Let s[ Ft. Lauderdale and Nassau. Nassau on a tube'?" Such was the adventure ex- "Yep," said perienced by Maitland teens pretty much how it Jared Hara and Jon Hill and Asked about the their good friend, Ali Hakim Jared went on to of Windermere, a truly in- dad, Mark, terdenominational trio with Sports about one Jew, one Christian and tube to carry the one Muslim. the 180 miles. What made the trip all How was the trip the more remarkable is that wanted to know. PrettY Jared is legally blind, with both boys agreed. Not' only limited vision in his were the seas rou right eye. Jared began losing alsoterribl~ his sight more than two years swallowing ago, when he was diagnosed had a hydration syste~ with Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), a sud- that his closed ; den loss of vision in both getanywaterforthefirstt eyes, which typically affects hours - roughly young men more than worn- the total trip - and en. The diagnosis shocked dehydrated for a time, his family and depressed the fested by lethargy boy, who withdrew in fear energy and uncertainty about hisAsked if would future. His friendship with again, Alisaid Ali and Jon helped pull Jared have to be a lot from the deep depression and that they would do it sparked the idea of a physical only" two people, not challenge to prove that loss of (with Jon not there vision does not mean loss of himself, they passion for life. would be left behind). Thanks to HO Sports, Is Jared ready for a~ which provided the "tube," adventure? He called The Molecule, they what it will be were able to navigate the 180 bruises have miles in about 12 hours, in- be ready to go.