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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, NOVEMBER 21, 2003 PAGE 3 By Richard H. Gleick seems to be the way the party rules go. (EXCLUSIVE TO THE ~I hope to be here for the HERITAGE)--Democratic convention because Idowant presidential candidate Sen. toreach out to Florida Demo- Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) crats; made a lot of friends flew into Orlando onWednes- here, particularly in this Or- day, Nov. 5, to attend a $500- lando area." per-ticket fund-raiser hosted Responding to a question by J. Gordon Arkin, Fran about Sen. Bob Graham's (D- Pignone and Evan Shear,FL)decisiontodropoutofthe spoke brieflyand immediately race, Lieberman said, "l cer- headed to the airport for his tainly felt that, as long as Bob next stop. Graham was in the race, he One of the hot topics was a was going to carry Florida in letter signed by all nine con- theprimary.NowthatBobhas tenders for the nomination, withdrawn, l'm very encour- stating they would not appear aged about my prospects here; at the Florida Democratic I have a lot of friends here; l Partyconventionifastrawpoll made a lot of friends in 2000 Were conducted. "I know it [asDemocraticVicePresiden- tial nominee] and I think my moderate, pro-jobs, strong- disappoints some of our friends," he said, " but that on-security, socially progres- sive record is one that will appeal to people all over the state of Florida." The Heritage asked Lieberman if he was surprised by Sen. Graham's decision to retire at the end of his current term. "I had no idea what Bob was going to do about his Sen- ate race," he replied, "and you just gotta respect the personal decision. Bob's a great guy-- honorable, able, just high in- tegrity, very effective, very ex- perienced and Adele (Sen. Graham's wife) and Bob have become really personal friends of Hadassah, my wife, and me." In his prepared remarks, Lieberman went on to say that See "Li ennan" on page 21 photo by Richard H. Cleick Senator JOSEPH LIEBERMAN (D-CT) stands with (l-r): GORDON ARKIN, FRAN PIGNONE, and EVAN SHEAR at a fund-raising party for his candidacy. MAKE YOUR NEXT EVENT CROWNE PLAZA" EXTRAORDINARY . rEds a,so, Ts ATTH THE PLACE TO MEET. CROWNPI2kT ORIANDOMRPORT "On Sunday, Dec. 14, vol- Unteers across the countrywill reach out to their communi- ties for help in JNF's vital work building Israel s resources," Says Jerry Steinfeld, co-chair of Green Sunday. "You can help with your donation, your time or both." Say the words "Jewish Na- tional Fund" and most Jews thi nk, blue box for trees. They are right. The famous blue and white box fed by School children's pennies, also Played a huge part in shaping ISrael, literally. Trees were Planted and now it is the time to water them Without help, ~. Israel could run out-of fresh Water within 10 years. The Green Sunday Annual Phone-A-Thon is being held in many cities across the CoLin- try. You can help by volun- teeringyour time, in two hour increments, to man the phones. Volunteers are also needed to work in the office. By sponsoring the event at $250, $500, $1,000, or higher levels, you will receive public thanks in theHeritageFlorida Jewish News, a sign placed on the phoning tables and the gratitude of the State of Israel and all its people. To respond please call Ruby or Jerry Steinfeld at 407-850- 9100 or the JNF office 407- 804-5568 or ltannenbaum @jnf.org. JERRY STEINFELD By Richard H. Gleick Orange County Sheriff a fourth genera- officer, the featured speaker at Federation s Busi- ~/ednesday, Nov. Speaking primarily about security, Beary seven regional task in the days following 11, 2001. studied terrorism all ife," he said, adding that visited Northern Ire- in 1982. Back then, he there were no electronic was done Central Florida's nine- Sheriff K VIN BEARY ternational airports and the nuclear power plant in St. Lucie County. In addition, 'Me have NASA and the largest sea- Space Center each year, part of 43 million tourists to Cen- tral Florida. All of that com- bines to make for easy access; 11 of the 19 hijackers on Sept. 11, 2001 came through this area." "We produce 64 percent of the [criminal] activity in the State of Florida," he said, add- ing, "Florida leads the nation in homeland security." Florida created the first intelligence network that will tell a law enforcement officer immedi- ately that he might be dealing with someone who's been logged into the system. The sheriff noted that Or- ange County will be the test site for the most comprehen- sive homeland security com- munity assessment model available. It's already been t i| port for passengers in the adopted in West Virginia County down to Mar- country. Furthermore, 5 mii- rJ I ~ " " " * 66 I~ io#5| ounty, there are four In- hon people vts,t the Kennedy See BeaD, on page 20 :i * o : tCannon speaks on anti-Semitism an advocate on behalf of New Hatred: Anti-Semitism, from Shaiva (an organization ttM, i: elandAmericanJewrv, will gnti-Israelism, Anti-Ameri- that combats domestic vio- - " " 1 " " king m Orlando on Nov. camsm, ence). As a natmnal political le wj ! at 7"30 p m at Con re a- Cannon is currently vice- analyst, Cannon is on the t0,t#l,q Ol ev Sl alom " v president of the American cutting edge in analyz ng IPj'' r aa'.~| ~ he Community Forum, Jewish Congress, Midwest political issues and explain- " ' ! " . . 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