February 4_ 2010 - Gazette van Detroit by wangnianwu


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                                                         “The Belgian Connection”
 Vol. 96 No. 2                   Belgian Publishing, Inc. • 18740 E. 13 Mile Rd. • Roseville, MI 48066-1378                              February 4, 2010
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY from “The Belgian Next Door”                                                                          employee there until my retirement
                                                                                                                            in 1995. Our kids all married and are
                 Rudy Van Renterghem                                                                                        scattered from Arizona to Maryland
                                                                                                                            to Texas. We also have four grown-
                                                                                                                            up grandkids plus one great-
                                                                                                                            grandson. Is that an indication that
                                                                                                                            we are getting older?
                                                                                                                                So, what do we do now that we
                                                                                                                            are retired? We have always enjoyed
                                                                                                                            traveling and being physically fit.
                                                                                                                            We’ve been avid bicyclists since
                                                                                                                            the early 1970s. We have combined
                                                                                                                            our love of travel and tandem bike
                                                                                   After 55 years of marriage . . . still   riding and have pedaled in over 30
                                                                                   smelling the roses!                      states, Canada and Mexico.
                                                                                       I married my long-time girl-             As a tandem-riding duo we have
                                                                                   friend Kathleen (Kay) Tomlinson on       now pedaled over 225,000 miles . . .
                                                                                   January 29, 1955 in Detroit. Our first    TWOgether. We have visited all
                                                                                   son, Rik, was born at West Pointe,       lower 48 states . . . this is a big and
                                                                                   NY. After my honorable discharge         varied and beautiful country! Have I
                                                                                   from the Air Force, I once more          missed Belgium? No, not really. Our
                                                                                   worked in printing, moving back          older family is all gone, and we are
                                                                                   to Michigan where two more sons,         now “the old folks”!
                                                                                   Kevin and Randy, were born in Mt.
                                                                                   Clemens.                                 A note from the editor:
                                                                                       In 1978 we packed up and moved          The fascinating story of Mr. Van
                                                                                   to Tucson, Arizona. We had done          Renterghem’s family and his own
                                                                                   our research and found that the area     adventurous life will be serialized in the
                                                          Pictures courtesy RVR    had the most sunshine in the USA.        Gazette van Detroit later this year!
“Life’s still great when you can spend it with the one you love and in the place   For 16 years I worked as a postal
you love!” Rudy and Kay TWOgether on their custom tandem in Utah.
                                                                                                                IN THIS ISSUE
I probably never have lived “next
  door” to you . . . Let me introduce
myself: Rudy Van Renterghem,
                                             After graduating from South-
                                         eastern High School, I spotted a
                                         “wanted” ad in the Gazette van
                                                                                    In Flanders Fields / Editorial
                                                                                    “City Pages” / News from Belgian Clubs start on
                                                                                                                                                             p. 2
                                                                                                                                                             p. 4
born December 31, 1932 in Brugge         Detroit for a printer’s apprentice         News from Canada                                                         p. 7
(Bruges), Belgium.                       fluent in Dutch and English. The only       Forever Young (20): Sugar versus longevity                               p. 8
                                         applicant with those qualifications,        Nieuwe woorden in het Nederlands: “BOM” / “BAM”                          p. 9
    My father Edmond emigrated                                                      Ella Leyers: Antwerps acteertalent in New York - J. Goossens             p. 10
                                         I scored the job and worked with
from Ruddervoorde, Belgium, first                                                    Paula’s Place: Marc Warrens                                              p. 11
                                         Pete and Rich Corteville, Hortense
to Canada, then to Detroit. My two                                                  From Brusselse wafels to Bel-Gem waffles - Ch. DeBrauwere                 p. 12
                                         (Le Plae) and later Godelieve (Van
elder sisters were born there. But                                                  Van Manten en Kalle en andere volkstypen (2) - R. Fossez                 p. 13
                                         Reybrouck), learning the rudiments
in the Great Depression the family                                                  Sports                                                                   p. 14
                                         of the printing trade. A year later, I
went back to Belgium. After WW2,                                                    Kruiswoordraadsel                                                        p. 16
                                         enlisted for a four-year stint in the
my sisters, being American born,                                                    Recipes                                                                  p. 17
                                         US Air Force and ended up in Korea
were repatriated to the USA, and                                                    Brush up your Flemish                                                    p. 18
                                         when I was only 20 years old.
Mom, Dad, and I followed in 1947.

    Our next social event will be held at the War Memorial in Grosse Pointe on Sunday, July 18!
                                                                                                                                            Details to follow.
 February 4, 2010                                           GAZETTE VAN DETROIT                                                                          2

                                                                                E DITORIAL
                                                                                WANTED: HOST FAMILIES FOR FLEMISH DANCE GROUP

Opnieuw Vlaamse groepsreis naar OOST-CANADA
met bezoek aan de tabaksstreek
    Tientallen jaren geleden zijn ze vertrokken om een nieuw en beter
leven uit te bouwen in het verre Canada. Vandaag nodigen zij ons opnieuw
uit om, naast de vele bezienswaardigheden van dit onmetelijk land, hun
realisaties ter plaatse te komen bekijken. Het wordt een eerste of voor
sommigen misschien een hernieuwde kennismaking met een grote kolonie
uitgeweken Vlamingen, die onze taal nog spreken en onze cultuur in ere
houden. Vooral de vriendelijke en soms uitbundige contacten blijven na
zo’n reis het langst bij en maken dat deze groepsreizen zo bijzonder en
uniek zijn.
    Na een zeer geslaagde reis in juni 2009 wordt tussen 14 en 24 september
2010 terug een 11-daagse vliegtuigreis ingericht naar Oost- Canada, waarbij
men de Provincies Ontario en Québec aandoet. Deze reis, met volledige
Vlaamse begeleiding, moet je eens in je leven zeker meemaken. Alle info
hierover kan men verkrijgen bij OMNIA REIZEN (Dhr. Theo Vranken),
Leuven (Tel. 016/ 24 38 31- e-mail : theo.vranken@omnia.be of bij uw
                                                                                     In spite of the name, Imago Tijl is not a folk dance group. Founded in
correspondent Ludwig Vandenbussche (e-mail: lukecan@telenet.be).
                                                                                1957, this youth dance group from Neerpelt, Belgium, developed a style
Kusttram in de kijker                                                           all its own under the direction of choreographer and artistic director Mrs.
     In 2010 bestaat de kusttram 125 jaar. In het jubileumjaar 2010 worden      Alicia Borghten. Under her successors Luc Morren and Liesje Oversteyns,
tal van activiteiten georganiseerd : een tentoonstelling in de Venetiaanse      Imago Tijl has performed all over the world and was awarded the Spectators’
Gaanderijen, een 10 miles loopwedstrijd met minister Crevits op het eerste      Prize at the Santander Festival (Spain), the Music Prize of the province
en oudste parcours van de kusttram, van Nieuwpoort naar Oostende, een           Limburg (Belgium), the Medal of the Flemish Government (Belgium) and
historische tramparade, bakens en een erfgoedzoektocht langsheen de hele        was appointed Cultural Ambassador of Flanders in 1995.
kust, een publicatie, enz.                                                          During the month of July, 2010, the group will participate in an exchange
     Meer dan een eeuw lang al speelt de kusttram een belangrijke rol in        program through the Blue Lake Fine Arts camp near Muskegon, MI. They
de duurzame ontwikkeling van een brede regio. Het eerste traject werd           are looking for an opportunity to perform in the Detroit area on the last
geopend in 1885 en liep van Oostende naar Nieuwpoort. Daarna werden de          stop of their tour - from Wednesday, July 28 through Saturday, July 31.
andere badplaatsen één voor één ontsloten en met elkaar verbonden. In die       Departure from Detroit Metro airport is scheduled for Saturday night. We
tijd is de kusttram uitgegroeid tot een icoon van Knokke tot De Panne en        would love to find a venue and help organize a performance BUT we will
vandaag is de tram niet meer weg te denken uit het dagelijkse en toeristische   need to find enough families to host 63 (sixty-three) dancers, technicians,
leven aan de kust.                                                              and chaperones to make it happen.
     Ondertussen gaan kust en kusttram hand in hand, meer nog, ze
                                                                                    Please contact our office ASAP if you can put up one or more members
versterken elkaar. De kusttram, de langste tramlijn ter wereld, creëert als
                                                                                of this group.
een soort rode draad eenheid doorheen de diversiteit van de verschillende
badplaatsen.                                                                    SAVE THE DATE: JULY 18
     In de toekomst worden bijkomende investeringen verwacht, voor o.a.             Our next social/fund-raising event will take place on Sunday, July 18
frequentieverhogingen, sneltrams en infokiosken. “Nieuwe tramvoertuigen,        at the War Memorial, Grosse Pointe, MI. The date falling right between the
met modern comfort en een goede toegankelijkheid, vormen de basis voor          Day of the Flemish Community (July 11) and the Belgian National Day, July
de toekomstige groei. Ondertussen wordt ook de haalbaarheid van de              21, we will celebrate both at the same time!
tramverlenging tussen Koksijde en Veurne onderzocht.” aldus minister
Hilde Crevits, “Zo kan de kusttram het paradepaard blijven van de kust en          The guest of honor will be Gazette van Detroit editor emeritus, Fr. Charles
de hele regio meetrekken naar een zonnige toekomst. ”                           (Karel) Denys. We would like to extend a special invitation to all the persons
                                                                                who are and were connected with the Gazette van Detroit and/or the “Belgian
                                                                                Press,” and their relatives and descendants, to celebrate this day with us.

                                    Our            75th year                        Most likely, this will be a luncheon and afternoon program. We are also
                                                                                trying to organize a tour of (what used to be) “Belgian” locations in Detroit
                                                                                the day before (Saturday, July 17). We hope to be able to provide more details
                                                                                about the program in our next issue!
                                             Thank You                                                                     Elisabeth Khan-Van den Hove
                                          for your patronage
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Sprokkels uit de Lage Landen                                                    Embassy News
                                                       Karel Meuleman
Gered van zelfdoding dankzij sms                                                   The Consulate General of Belgium in New York is searching for
    Charles Tome, 77 jaar, kreeg een sms van een vriend uit het Naamse.         Mrs. Eve LEMAIRE born Eve GONDA - she would be 103 years old in
In het bericht stond dat hij niet meer kon en dat hij wenste gecremeerd te      2010. She was a resident of Michigan. Please direct all information to
worden. Tome, die in Savoie woont, stapte naar de lokale gendarmerie in         newyork@diplobel.fed.be or call the Gazette at (586) 777-2720.
Montmélian, zo’n 760 kilometer van Namen.
    Montmélian contacteerde de gendarmerie van Charleville-Mézières,            VLERICK MBA 10th IN MAJOR RANKING
die contact legde met de politie van Namen. Die stuurde de hulpdiensten.
                                                                                    In its latest comparison of full-time MBA programs, The Economist rated
De wanhopige Belg, die alcohol en geneesmiddelen had ingenomen, werd
                                                                                the Belgium-based Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School number10 in
bewusteloos aangetroffen en overgebracht naar het ziekenhuis. Hij kon
                                                                                the world. This represents a further improvement on the school’s position
gered worden.
                                                                                last year, when it took 14th place. The school has shown a remarkable rise
                                                                                in the rankings over the last four years, overtaking many prestigious
67-jarige man betrapt met 3,92 promille                                         business schools in the US and Europe. Vlerick also improved its ranking
    In Tessenderlo is een autobestuurder tijdens een alcoholcontrole betrapt    in the European full-time MBA table, going from number 6 in 2008 up to
met 3,92 promille in zijn bloed. De 67-jarige inwoner van Tessenderlo is        4th position this year, just behind Spain’s IESE, IMD in Switzerland and
zijn rijbewijs voor vijftien dagen kwijt. Volgens de politie kon de man nog     London Business School.
redelijk vlot praten en merkten ze nauwelijks dat hij gedronken had.
    Dat is ongewoon, want met zo’n alcoholintoxicatie ben je normaal                Dean Philippe Haspeslagh comments: “Whereas the Financial Times
gezien laveloos. Drie tot vier promille komt overeen met vijftien tot twintig   ranking emphasizes salary figures, this Economist ranking focuses on
glazen bier. Je zintuigen raken verdoofd en je bent erg in de war. Bij meer     the experience of students in the program and their ability to prosper in
dan 4 promille kan je in een coma raken en zelfs sterven als gevolg van een     a number of ways after graduating. Let’s keep this result in perspective
hartstilstand.                                             (Het Nieuwsblad)     and conclude that, thanks to great staff, faculty and students, the Vlerick
                                                                                MBA has again achieved a place amongst the very top international MBA
Hoogzwangere vrouw overvallen op weg naar ziekenhuis                            offerings.”
    Het zat een koppel uit Tervuren niet mee. Een hoogzwangere vrouw                One of the many areas where the School scored highly is what the
en haar man zaten in de wagen, toen het misliep. De man stopte voor een         ranking calls ‘Potential to network’ - the ability of students and graduates to
rood stoplicht toen er plots een onbekende naast de wagen opdook. Die           call upon an extensive, well connected and available alumni community.
sloeg de ruit van de wagen stuk, greep naar de handtas van de zwangere
                                                                                    Another point of interest is the rise in international applicants to
vrouw en zette het op een lopen. De man van de bestolen vrouw verwittigde
                                                                                European schools and the increased presence of European schools in the
de politie. Die moesten zich reppen om de verklaringen van de vrouw op
                                                                                top 20 of the global table. Half are now from outside of the USA. With
te nemen, want zij moest nog diezelfde dag naar het ziekenhuis om te
                                                                                its increased international profile, Vlerick is seeing a record number of
bevallen.                                               (Het Nieuwsblad)
                                                                                international applicants. The MBA entering class of 2009 comprises 40
                                                                                nationalities, which offers some of the greatest diversity among inter-
Meld ‘oude wijven’ aan Nationaal Visserijmuseum                                 national MBA-programs. Nine of the current eighty-eight fulltime MBA
    Eind vorig jaar maakte men opnieuw melding van veel aangespoelde            students are American citizens.
bramen, in de volksmond wel eens ‘oude wijven’ genoemd. Vanuit
wetenschappelijk standpunt is dit een belangrijk gegeven. Daarom wil het            Peter Rafferty, International Development Director at Vlerick Leuven
Nationaal Visserijmuseum deze evolutie van dichtbij volgen. De oudste           Management School: “This result is a tribute to the advantages of an
vissers noemen ze ‘oude wijven’, maar deze Vlaamse volksnaam voor de            extremely personal yet highly diverse program with excellent teaching,
braam zal men tevergeefs in de boeken zoeken.                                   student liaison and careers services. We have a very competitive return on
    De braam, officieel Brama brama, is een vis van de oceanen en komt           investment due, in part, to our comparatively low tuition costs and as a
voor langs de rand van het continentaal plat. Ze worden gemakkelijk een         result we had twice as many applications for the full time MBA this year,
halve meter groot. Ze zijn zijdelings afgeplat en donker zilverachtig als ze    which has led to a doubling of this year’s intake. We are confident that all
dood zijn. Ze komen normaal voor op enige honderden meter diepte.               this will fuel even greater success in the coming years.”
                                             (Krant van West-Vlaanderen)                                                                    Continued on pg. 9

‘Ban gsm’s en laptops uit parlement’
    De voorzitter van het Vlaamse parlement, Jan Peumans, wil met een
actieplan de werking van het parlement grondig bijsturen. Dat betekent
ook dat er meer absenties worden genomen, het stellen van al te veel vragen
wordt ontmoedigd en laptops, gsm’s (cell phones) en Blackberry’s worden
verbannen uit de plenaire vergadering.
    Peumans streeft naar een scherper debat in de plenaire vergadering en
naar het ontlasten van de commissies, die nu al te veel onnodige vragen te
verwerken krijgen. ‘Volksvertegenwoordigers zouden dit controlemiddel
niet langer louter moeten aanwenden om goed te scoren in de rapporten
die diverse media op het einde van de legislatuur publiceren’, zegt de

                      AT T E N T I O N
 Next edition of the Gazette will be published on February 18
February 4, 2010                                      GAZETTE VAN DETROIT                                                                          4
                                                                               Congratulations to our readers
                           In Memoriam                                            from Leesburg, Florida                    BECAUSE
                                                                                                                          every little bit helps,
                                                                               Theodore and Simone                   every extra dollar our readers
        MEDAR BACKERS                       RACHELLE NAEYAERT
                                                                                   DE BELVA                          enclose with their subscription
                                                                                who celebrated 63 years of         renewal brings a smile to our face!
“Joe”, Age 82, of St. Clair Shores,    Age 36, of Shelby Twp., passed
                                                                                wedded bliss in December!
Mich., passed away Jan. 17, 2010. He   away on Jan. 27, 2010. She was born
                                                                                     May you share                      THANK YOU
was born April 27, 1927. Beloved       Jan. 11, 1974 in Detroit. Beloved                                              for your generous support!
                                                                              many more happy years together!
husband of the late Dolores Anne;      daughter of Mark (Michelle La
father of Thomas (Carol) Backers,      Duke) and Carol (Paul Vertigan)                                                       Joseph Van Mol
Donna (Stacey) Morris, Sheila (Bob)    Apostolos; sister of Jason Naeyaert;                                                 Oswald Loridon
Baldrica, Gerald Backers, Timothy      stepsister of Sean, Matt and Elisha                                               Frank & Theresa Kindt
(Anna) Backers; grandfather of         Vertigan; granddaughter of Jeanne                                                  Jacqueline Goossens
seven; great-grandfather of nine.      Gatward; step-grandma, Sandra La                    Happy                       Edward & Nancy Cooper
    Mr. Backers was a member of        Duke.                                             Valentine’s                     Antoine Vandenheede
the Belgian-American Association.          Donations to United Cerebral                     Day!                              Irene Michaels
    Funeral service was held at Kaul   Palsy of Metropolitan Detroit, 23077                                              Joe & Rachel Allemon
Funeral Home.                          Greenfield, Ste. 205, Southfield MI                                                   Lucienne Deckers
    Donations to Hospice of Michi-     48075.                                                                         Jacques & Clara Christiaens
gan.                                                                                WE LOVE                                 Patricia Meldrum
                                             OSCAR VERCRUYSSE                                                             Ed & Flora Commyn
        BRIAN BAETENS                  Age 85, passed away on January
                                                                                OUR VOLUNTEERS!
“Dr. B” and “8th Wonder of the                                                  If you have ever lent a helping      DONOR Level ($25 or more)
                                       23, 2010. He was born on May 18,
World” Baetens, died on Jan. 29,       1924. Beloved husband of Evelyn;          hand at the Gazette, or if you         Martha Vandenbergh
2010. He was born March 18, 1951       father of Ron (Gidget), Karen            are considering doing so in the            Elaine Putnam
in Detroit. Mr. Baetens played         (Dale) Verhaeghe, and the late          future, you are cordially invited         Robert Borghgraef
saxophone in Full Circle and Brass     Roger; grandfather of seven; great-     to join us at our Roseville office      Rene & Simonne Delodder
Knuckles bands. He is surived by       grandfather of five; sister-in-law,                     for a                 SPONSOR Level ($50 or more)
his mother, Betty Baetens; brothers,   Betty. Predeceased by his brother       VALENTINE VOLUNTEER                        Roza Radke
Paul and Glenn; niece, Emily;          Julian.                                       LUNCHEON                             Trudy Gray
nephews, Ryan and Kyle.                    Oscar was a long-time member                   on
                                       of the Belgian-American Associa-          Saturday February 13
Age 84, of New Baltimore, passed
                                       tion, the Belgian-American Band,
                                       and the B.A. Century Club. He also
                                                                                       at 1PM                         Fall Fundraiser
away Jan. 24, 2010. She was born                                                                                   Our fall envelope action has
                                       served during World War II in the              IMPORTANT!
Dec. 24, 1925, in Detroit. Beloved                                                                                  yielded a total of $3,025 to date.
                                       Army Air Force.                                 Please RSVP
wife of the late Fredrick; mother of                                                                               We thank all who donated for
                                           Funeral services were from             by phone (586-777-2720)          their support and generosity.
Lawrence (Teresa) Denys, Michael
                                       Kaul Funeral Home and Mass at St.                  or e-mail                Due to space limitations, further
(Connie) Denys and Susan (Michael)
                                       Gertrude Catholic Church.                no later than February 10!          donations are recognised above.
Mitchell; grandmother of nine;
                                           Entombment at Mt. Olivet            All volunteers, “past, present
sister of Marilynn Hogan and the
                                       Cemetery.                               and potential” are welcome!
late Catherine Richards and William
Chevalier.                               Memorial contributions
    Funeral Mass was held at St.
Mary Queen of Creation Church.          to the Gazette van Detroit
          LOIS DUEWEKE
                                               are very much
Age 88, of Utica, passed away on
Jan. 29, 2010. She was born on Oct.                                               FUNERAL HOMES, INC.
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her husband, Otto; children, Marj
Bryen, and Robyn Ferkovic; three
                                           Leo Michaels
grandchildren; one great-grandson;                 1932-2009
sister of Marjorie (Ed) Edmunds.                     from
    Funeral Mass was held at St.          Mrs. Irene Michaels
Therese of Lisieux Church.                         & family

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                  B.A. Association                                                      In Memoriam Oscar Vercruysse
          General Meeting                 Party. Tickets are now available for
          January 19, 2010                the band concert on April 17th; the
                                          cost is $22.
     Prior to the start of the meeting,
President Arsene VanVooren called              Norm Kay read a rather long sick
the Officers and Board members             list; Bob Janes had colon surgery,
together to review the applications       Chuck LeFevre had an aneurysm,
for membership from Bob Free              Marcel Marevoet has breathing
III, Daniel Wriestewald, and Karl         problems, Frank Mahieu had hip
VanDerwarden. All were approved,          surgery, Oscar Vercruysse has a
subject to the usual conditions.          low blood count (Edit. Note: Sadly,
                                          news was received of Oscar’s death.
 The meeting was then called to
                                          Obituary notice on page 4.), Hank
order at 7:30pm with 82 members
                                          Boullard has pacemaker problems,
in attendance. Our treasurer Roland
                                          and Roland Deprez had surgery.
Deprez was still recuperating from
                                          Hopefully, they are all recovering.
surgery so John Roelandt filled in,
                                               Publicity Chairman Etienne
writing the checks and giving the
                                          Elskens reported that the bulletins
year-end financial report. Bob Grant
                                          were mailed out. If you did
reported membership at 302 and
                                          not receive one, please contact
between 260 and 270 are expected to
                                          him.     There were 20 raffle prizes
attend the Meet-the-Board party.
                                                                                              Oscar Vercruysse (center) with Norm Watz and Ray Oset
    The dates published in the                                                                    at the annual B.A.A. Band concert in April 2009
                                              Results of the games: Euchre:
bulletin for both 3-day casino trips
                                          Ray Huyghe - 48, Lucien Mareel,
were incorrect. The correct dates are
April 28-30 and September 22-24.
Contact Bob Putrycus if you are
                                          Greg Silage, Gene Mulier, John
                                          Begin and Cy DeWitte all with 47;        O    n Saturday, January 23, 2010,
                                                                                        the B.A.A. Band musicians
                                                                                   received the sad news that their
                                                                                                                           he cataloged all our musical
                                                                                                                           numbers and made sure that every
                                                                                                                           instrument had the proper part in
                                          Darts: John Roelandt, Dan Kardasz,
interested. The cost is $159. We will                                              oldest and most faithful member,        their folder. Oscar’s dedication and
                                          Lou Danckaert, Bernie Allemon,
be staying at St. Ignace with stops                                                Mr. Oscar Vercruysse, had passed        hard work were an inspiration to all
                                          and Larry Mahieu all with 5; 31:
at Petoskey and the Soo on both                                                    away.                                   the members of the band. He will be
                                          Don Vermeulen, Bob Free II and
trips. Membership Chairman Dale                                                                                            truly missed.”
                                          Bryan Huyghe all with 2; Poker-              Oscar Vercruysse joined the
Verhaeghe introduced the three new
                                          Don Kardasz. There were no Bien          Band in 1936, at the tender age of          John Jonassen remembers: “It
applicants who were then sworn in
                                          or Pinochle games.                       12, as a drummer boy. His father        was Oscar who made Eendracht
by President VanVooren.
                                                                Bob Putrycus       Gustaaf (Gus) Vercruysse, who           Maakt Macht (aka L’Union Fait la
   Larry Mahieu reported that the                                                  was the conductor of the band,          Force or “In unity there is strength”)
band will play at the Meet-the-Board                                               suggested he should learn a wind        the signature piece that the Belgian-
                                                                                   instrument, so he started playing       American Association Band plays at
       Meet-the-Board Party               Etienne Elskens, Bob Putrycus, and       the trumpet, rapidly developing his     almost all of our events.”
        January 23, 2010                  Norm Kay, were recognized by the         musical talent and becoming one of
                                          members. President VanVooren also        the best.                                   To honor his memory, the band
     Music by the B.A.A. Band under                                                                                        performed a half-hour concert of
                                          introduced lifetime members Al
the direction of Larry Huntington                                                      Antoon Huyghe reminisces:           hymns at the Kaul Funeral Home,
                                          DeBacker and Remi VanDenBroeck
greeted the 260 members and guests                                                 “When I joined the band in 1963,        closing with “When The Saints Go
                                          and announced that Warren DeCook
as they arrived at the Barrister                                                   Oscar was playing first chair next       Marching In.”
                                          would receive his 50-year card in the
Gardens on January 23rd for the                                                    to another great trumpet player,
                                          mail.                                                                                Larry Mahieu adds: “The waltz
B.A.A. Meet the Board Party. At                                                    Mr. Remi Vandenheede. When
7:00 pm, Marshal Jeff Horan and               Arsene then introduced B.A.A.        Mr. Vandenheede was unable to           was probably Oscar’s most favorite
Chaplain, Father Jim Commyn, led          Retirees President Frank Baecke,         continue playing, Oscar moved on        genre, along with the various battle
the Board members to the stage.           B.A.A. Ladies Auxiliary President        to become the trumpet soloist of the    hymns (he was a Veteran) and
President Arsene VanVooren then           Ceil Janes (who was not in               band, a position he so ably filled for   other marches. Surely, he will be in
asked the membership to rise and          attendance) and B.A. Century Club        almost 40 years. It was a pleasure to   that number, “when the saints go
observe a moment of silence for           President Pat DeLaere, along with        be able to play with such a talented    marching in.”
lifetime members Medar Backers            our Chaplain Father Jim Commyn,          and dependable musician. I can’t            Antoon Huyghe concludes:
and Oscar Vercruysse. Tribute             the Mayor of St. Clair Shores Bob        really remember him ever making         ”Oscar was respected by everyone
was paid to Oscar Vercruysse for          Hison, along with his wife Nancy,        mistakes or ever getting tired          in the band. His guidance and
his years of service with the Band        and last but not least his own family,   playing.                                dedication to the band will be greatly
along with the various positions          wife, Pam, son Arsene and daughter                                               missed by all of us. His memory will
                                                                                       The Belgian Band was his love
he held on the Band Board. Arsene         Samantha, who happened to be                                                     help us to continue to work hard
                                                                                   and his baby. Oscar served on the
then thanked Band Director Larry          working as a server that night, and                                              to bring many more great musical
                                                                                   board in every position, as chairman,
Huntington as well as the Band for        his mother Irene VanVooren.                                                      moments for the enjoyment of our
                                                                                   secretary, treasurer, committee
their performance.                                                                                                         Belgian community, starting with
                                   The Executive Board members                     member, and assistant director. In
   The four past presidents who and regular Board members were                     his capacity of assistant director      our next concert on Saturday
were in attendance, Joe Deckers,                                                   he also was the band’s librarian;       April 17, 2010.”
                                                             Continued on pg. 7
 February 4, 2010                                           GAZETTE VAN DETROIT                                                                          6

Noël Goemanne, noted church                                                     A BOWLING FEAT                                California
musician and composer, dies in                                                      Wow! SCOTT DECKERS, son
                                                                                of Ken Deckers and grandson of Joe        IN MEMORIAM
Dallas, Texas                                                                   and Lucienne Deckers, bowled his
                                                                                second 300 game at Regal Lanes, on           NORBERT GESQUIERE
                                                                                                                        Age 75, son of the late August
B  orn in Poperinge, West Flanders,
   Belgium, on December 10, 1926,
Noël Goemanne took lessons at the
                                                                                Mound and 10 1/2 Mile, in Warren.
                                                                                His first 300 game was on February       and Suzanne (née Shilewaert)
                                                                                                                        Gesquiere. He was born on May 24,
                                                                                20, 2008, his second 300 in 2009.
Lemmens Institute of Mechelen,                                                                                          1934 in Monroeville, Indiana, and
a renowned school for Catholic                                                      For his efforts, Scott received     died on Jan. 29, 2010 in Manhattan
organists and choirmasters. He                                                  $100 cash, a ring, and a plaque. For    Beach, California. Survived by his
graduated with a diploma of                                                     his second 300 game, he received a      wife Mary; son Mark of Arizona;
Laureate in 1948.                                                               jacket, ring and plaque. Way to go      daughter Suzanne Kordis of Ida-
                                                                                Scott!                                  ho; stepson Joe Reed of Texas;
    With his wife, Janine, he left for
                                                                                                                        seven grandchildren; three great-
the U.S.A. in 1952 and settled in                                                  Your whole family is proud of
                                                                                                                        grandchildren; a brother Robert of
Victoria, Texas, where he accepted a                                            your accomplishments and hope
                                                                                                                        Bay City, Michigan; and sister Go-
position of organist-choirmaster at                                             your dreams of becoming a pro
                                                                                                                        delieve Vultaggio of Warren, Mich.
two parishes. In 1955 he moved to                                               bowler some day will be realized.
                                                                                                                            He was laid to rest at Holy Cross
Michigan and held those functions                                                                   Nana & Papa Joe     Cemetery, Culver City, California.
in the Diocese of Detroit, while
giving summer courses at various                   Noël Goemanne
institutes in Detroit, Minnesota, In-                                           BAA 2009 Scholarship Essay Contest Winners (2)
diana, Ohio, and Chicago, Illinois.      recitals at many places in North
                                         America, Europe and Asia. In 1974
    In 1968 Noël Goemanne re-            the Manila Institute of Sacred Music       How I Feel About My Belgian Heritage
turned to Texas with his family and      presented him with an award for
took residence in Dallas, serving                                                                                                     by Cari VanHoorelbeke
                                         his contributions to Church music.
first at St. Monica Church, and from
1972 until his death at Christ the
King Church. Meanwhile he was
                                         Pope Paul VI awarded him the ‘Pro
                                         Ecclesia’. In 1980 he received the
                                         degree of Doctor of Sacred Music,
                                                                                U    ntil last summer I never really thought much about my Belgian
                                                                                     heritage and what it means to me. I really didn’t understand. I knew
                                                                                about feather bowling, pigeon racing and things I had read about – or my
director of music at Dallas’ Holy        Honoris Causa from St. Joseph’s        father had told me about – but I never quite grasped the concept. I never
Trinity Seminary (1968-1971) and         College, Rensselaer, Indiana, and in   really felt connected at all.
faculty member of Tarrant County         1999 from Madonna University in
Junior College, Fort Worth, Texas                                                  Then July of last summer, I went to Europe. I did not know what I
                                         Livonia, Michigan.
(1972-1979).                                                                    was in for, what I would see and how I would take it all in. I visited six
                                             The works of Noël Goemanne         countries, including Belgium. We had visited Switzerland, the Netherlands
    Noël joined the Catholic Guild       have been performed around the         and Germany before we found our way to Flanders, and then to Bruges. I
of Organists, the American Guild         world, from the Mormon Taber-          had already seen more than enough sites for a lifetime, but I knew that it
of Organists, Pastoral Musicians         nacle to the Cathedral of Montreal,    was only going to get better.
and others. He was Vice-President        to the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
of the Church Music Association          Several of his works are available         Belgium was not really how I expected it; then again, I’m not too sure
of America (1968-1972). He has           on CD.                                 what exactly I was anticipating. It was very modern, people and tech-
composed several hundreds of                                                    nology-wise, but the architecture and much of the culture was still very
works: Masses, motets, some for              In addition to his wife, he is     old. We went to a lace shop, where all the lace was hand-made by women
piano, some for organ, arrange-          survived by a daughter, a son, and     who lived all over the country. We also visited a chocolate shop, where they
ments for hundreds of hymns. He          three grandchildren.                   made all the chocolate right there in the back of the store. Everything was
has been guest conductor and given                     Charles Denys, CICM      so fresh, and not too industrialized. We all stopped at a waffle stand on
                                                                                the side of the road, and wondered why we did not have these types of
                                                                                things at home.
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B.A. Association                                                                      CANADA
       Meet the Board Party
Continued from pg. 5
then introduced along with mention                                              IN MEMORIAM
of their duties and responsibilities.      ETIENNE MARIE BOLLEYN                   MARY ANN DESERRANO                         CECILE PYNAERT
    The two scholarship recipients                 (née Verhaeghe)             Age 70, of Simcoe, passed away                    (née Lauwers)
Cari VanHoorelbeke, daughter of         Age 94. Born in Ichtegem, West         on Jan. 24, 2010. Beloved wife        Age 75, passed away on Jan. 14,
Chuck & Mary VanHoorelbeke and          Flanders, Belgium in 1914 and died     of Angelo DeSerrano; mother of        2010. She was born in Lichtervelde,
Chris McPharlin, son of Mike and        on Jan. 31, 2010. Beloved wife of      Theresa DeSerrano, Lynda Amorim       Belgium, and came to Canada, with
Denise McPharlin and grandson of        the late Henri (1989); mother of       (John), and Carla VanKessel (Mark);   her parents, in 1949 settling first in
Leon Huyghe were then called up         Emil (Suzanne Gouin), Annie Six,       grandmother of five; sister of         the Chatham area, then to Bothwell
to the stage.                           the late Rudy and Hilda Shewchuk       Margaret McArthur (Dave), Frank       and in 1973 she moved to Windham
                                        (Norman); seven grandchildren;         Bahula (Laura), Ellen Shepherd, and   Centre. Beloved wife of Frank
    Arsene read a brief summary of      nine great-grandchildren; sister       Edward Bahula (Dianna); sisters-in-   Pynaert; mother of the late Daniel
their grades and accomplishments.       Yvonne Krause and the late Ewald.      law Violet Lea, Lillian McCloskey,    Pynaert (2002) and his wife Nancy
Both are very deserving recipients.     She immigrated to Canada in            Ellen McCarthy (Eugene), Mary         (Pieters) Pynaert; grandmother of
President VanVooren then turned         1953 from Brussels, Belgium, after     DeSerrano and Donna DeSerrano;        two; sister of Rosa Willet and the late
the duties over to Recreation           surviving two World Wars. She and      brother-in-law Harry Smit.            Joseph Lauwers (his wife Tina) and
Chairman Rick Dauw to present the       her husband were the owners of             Funeral Mass was held at St.      the late Marcel Lauwers (his wife
games winners for 2009. Bien: Oscar     Verbo Meats, later Bolleyn Meats in    Mary’s Roman Catholic Church,         Marie); sister-in-law of Paul (Diane)
Omeye; Euchre: Andre Reyntiens;         East Windsor.                          Simcoe.                               Pynaert, Lillian Pynaert (the late
Darts: Maury VanCoillie; 31: Mike           Cremation has taken place and          Donations to the Canadian         John) and the late Mary DeGroote
Huyghe; Pinochle: Etienne Elskens.      a private family gathering will take   Cancer Society.                       (and her husband Willy).
                                        place at a later date.                                                           She was a member of the Delhi
    Larry Mahieu was then asked
                                            Donations to a charity of your            MADELINE LIETAER               Belgian Club.
to present the Man-of-the-Year
                                        choice would be appreciated.                     (née Verplancke)                Funeral Mass was held at Our
Award to his brother-in-law Norm
                                                                               Age 90, of Courtland, passed away     Lady, Queen of Martyrs Roman
Kay. Larry noted Norm’s various
                                            ELIZABETH DELEEMANS                on Jan. 21, 2010. Beloved wife of     Catholic Church, Delhi.
positions on the Board along with
                                                   (née Vervaet)               the late Florent “Tracy” Lietaer          Donations to the Heart and
all of the other work he has done
                                        Age 96, of Simcoe, formerly of         (2001); mother of Dr. Larry Lietaer   Stroke Foundation; Canadian Dia-
for the Club. A very dedicated
                                        Delhi, passed away on January 18,      (Elizabeth) and Janet Hollister       betes Association or a charity of
member, Norm is always ready
                                        2010. Beloved wife of the late         (Brent); grandmother of ten; great-   your choice.
to lend a hand at every activity.
                                        Victor DeLeemans (1991); mother        grandmother of nine; sister of
Congratulations Norm, you truly                                                                                        GEORGE VANKERREBROECK
                                        of Mary Ann Van Louwe (Albert);        Mary Lierman (late Arthur 1950)
deserve the award.                                                                                                   Age 86, (“the Belgian baker”) of
                                        grandmother of six; great-grand-       and Angela Heirwegh (Emiel).
    A delicious meal was served         mother of 14; seven great-great-       Predeceased by her sister-in-law      Delhi, passed away on Jan. 25, 2010.
with a scrumptious dessert table.       grandchildren. Predeceased by          Agatha Lietaer (2009) and late        He was born Dec. 24, 1923 in
Dancing followed to music by Jerry      her son Ronald and daughter-           husband André (1998).                 Jabbeke, W.F. Belgium. He was a
Archer and his band. A drawing was      in-law Zarina DeLeemans.                   Funeral Mass was held at Our      member of the Delhi Heritage Day
held later on and the winner of the         Funeral Mass was held at Our       Lady, Queen of Martyrs Roman          Festival. Predeceased by his wife
money tree was Maury VanCoillie,        Lady, Queen of Martyrs Roman           Catholic Church, Delhi.               Alma (Saelens) Vankerrebroeck
followed by twenty lucky winners        Catholic Church, Delhi. Interment          Donations to the Tillsonburg      (Feb. 2, 1999); father of Claudine
of the other prizes.                    in Delhi Cemetery.                     District Memorial Hospital Foun-      (Ron) Ghesquiere; sister Margaretha
                                            Donations to Camp Trillium/        dation or the Canadian Cancer         Vankerrebroeck; a brother Gerard
                        Bob Putrycus                                                                                 (the late Paula); a sister Georgette
                                        Rainbow Lake, or the charity           Society.
                       www.thebaa.us                                                                                 Vankerrebroeck, all in Jabbeke,
                                        of your choice.
                                                                                To all Belgian groups and            Belgium; also survived by a sister-
                                                                                                                     in-law Joanne Saelens of Kingston,
                                                                                 clubs in Canada and the
                                                                                                                     Ont.; grandfather of two; great-

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Forever young (20)
Guido Deboeck on health and aging
                                              In his health newsletter (August
                                          20, 2009), Dr. Mark Hyman of
                                          the Ultra-Wellness Center in
                                          Massachusetts,       suggested    the
                                          following ways:
                                          1. Balance your blood sugar.
                                          Increase your intake of whole foods
                                          that contain lots of fiber, such as
                                          beans, whole grains, vegetables,
                                          fruits, nuts, and seeds.
                                          2. Eat protein with every meal.
                                          This helps balance your blood
                                          sugar. Include nuts, beans, fish, lean
                                          animal protein, and omega-3 eggs
Sugar versus longevity                    in your diet.
                                          3. Increase your intake of omega-
B    efore I started drinking green
     tea, I would have black coffee
with one sugar. Twenty years ago
                                          3 fats. These improve blood sugar
                                          control by working on the same
in Brazil, working on a nutrition         cell-signaling      mechanisms     as
project, I was served several times a     resveratrol. Eat wild fish (salmon,
day what was called a “caffezino,”        sardines, black cod, and herring) or
a small cup of black coffee with          take omega-3 supplements (1,000 to
as much sugar as coffee. And              2,000 mg of EPA and DHA a day).
I remember how my family in               4. Eliminate flour products (or
Belgium (like many others) spent          dramatically limit them). That
                                          includes anything with sugar from
Sunday afternoons eating pastries
                                          any source.
                                                                                   Diamonds to add brilliance to Flemish design
and chocolates and drinking coffee.
     Little did I know then that          5. Find ways to relax every day.         during New York Fashion Week
the real secret to healthy aging is       This prevents diabetes and controls                                              a brunch reception on February 15
control over blood sugar and the          your blood sugar by reducing levels                                              from 1-5 P.M.
mitochondria, i.e. little organs in       of cortisol, the stress hormone.                                                     Like “Showroom Antwerp,”
every cell that turn oxygen and           6. Boost your mitochondria by                                                    the HRD Awards diamond jewelry
food into energy. The root causes         exercising and building muscle.                                                  design competition is meant to
of aging, disease and obesity are a       Try interval training, a technique of                                            showcase young talent. The 2009
lack of control over blood sugar as       exercising fast (like sprinting) for                                             edition featured creation based on
well as the number and function of        one minute and then more slowly                                                  the theme of “Once upon a time…
the mitochondria. In consequence, a       (like fast walking) for three minutes.                                           my favorite fairy tale.” The biennial
lifestyle that keeps you healthy, thin,   Repeat this in cycles totaling 30                                                contest, which was first held 25
and young is based on an in-depth         minutes twice a week.                                                            years ago, is today recognized as the
understanding of the mitochondria
and the roles of blood sugar control
                                          7. Eat foods with phytonutrients,
                                          like those found in green tea,           A    ntwerp’s diamond sector will
                                                                                        be lending a helping hand to
                                                                                   another of the city’s most celebrated
                                                                                                                           world’s leading diamond jewelry
                                                                                                                           design competition.
and insulin in your body.                 pomegranate, and all dark, colorful                                                  The 2009 HRD Award jewelry
     In 1995 Dr. Guarente discovered      fruits and vegetables.                   industries, as it sends seven prize-
                                                                                                                           on display during “Showroom
a gene in yeast called SIR-2 that             Dr. Hyman also suggests              winning pieces from the 2009 HRD
                                                                                                                           Antwerp” will be “Mirror, Mirror on
controls longevity. The human             that you protect and boost your          Awards jewelry design competition
                                                                                                                           my hand”, a ring made by Isabelle
equivalent, SIRT-1, is the master         mitochondria by taking daily             to a display of Flemish clothes
                                                                                                                           Geeroms; a hat called “Chapeau” by
gene that controls longevity in           supplements, by living clean and         design talent during the New York
                                                                                                                           Christophe De Ranter and Kristien
humans. This gene has a huge              learning to detoxify your body.          Fashion Week in February.
                                                                                                                           Vanden Berghen; a head jewel
influence on aging by improving            Conclusion: You need to know all             The jewelry, which is being
                                                                                                                           called ‘Alice’ by KinYuen Milinda
how the body controls sugar and           the factors that damage as well as       supplied by the Antwerp World
                                                                                                                           Pang; a “Cinderella’ bracelet by
insulin sensitivity.                      those that can improve your blood        Diamond Centre (AWDC), will
                                                                                                                           Lore Verheyen; a ‘Coiffure de la
     Aging occurs as a result of          sugar control and mitochondria.          offset creations by seven young
                                                                                                                           Femme’ head ornament by Nathalie
poor blood sugar control, even            You need to take action on all of        Flemish men and women’s clothes
                                                                                                                           Swinnen; a “Metamorphosis” head
before getting diabetes. People with      them! Start by switching from coffee     designers during a display called
                                                                                                                           jewel by Tatiana Warenichova; and
diabetes have smaller and poorer-         to green tea, reduce your daily          “Showroom Antwerp,” which is
                                                                                                                           a “Tin Soldiers” necklace by Valérie
functioning mitochondria and have         sugar intake, avoid eating desserts,     being organized jointly by Flanders
a far higher risk than the general        and boost your mitochondria and          House and the Flanders Fashion
                                                                                                                               The display of HRD Award
population of getting cancer, heart       muscles with daily exercise.             Institute. It will take place from
                                                                                                                           jewelry during New York Fashion
disease, and dementia. To live                                                     February 15 through February 19 at
                                          Guido J. Deboeck is not an MD,                                                   Week show will provide a prelude
longer and remain disease free you                                                 Flanders House, which is located in
                                          but all his columns are vetted by                                                for the 2011 edition of the renowned
need to keep control of your blood                                                 the New York Times Building on 8th
                                          accredited health professionals.                                                 contest, the theme of which will be
sugar and boost your mitochondria.                                                 Avenue. The event will begin with
                                          gdeboeck@mac.com                                                                 announced shortly.
February 4, 2010                                            GAZETTE VAN DETROIT                                                                                        9

Embassy News                                                                      Nieuwe woorden in het Nederlands
Continued from pg. 3
                                                                                BOM                                                                   Diane Van Hoof
                                                                                ‘BOM’ is een afkorting voor ‘Bewust
    The continued success of the Vlerick School has not passed unnoticed
                                                                                ongehuwde moeder,’ een vrouw die
for American eyes either. On December 14th, Howard Gutman, the Ameri-
                                                                                er bewust voor kiest om zwanger te
can Ambassador to Belgium, gave the keynote address at the school’s
                                                                                worden zonder dat ze gehuwd is.
yearly “Winter Reunion,” which took place at the International Congress
Center in Ghent.                                                                [The acronym BOM refers to a woman
                                                          Belgium Today         who knowingly decides to become
                                                                                pregnant even though she is not
Current Events: Showroom Antwerp comes to New York
February 15 through 19: Flanders House, New York, and Flanders Fashion
Institute (FFI) join forces to give Flemish and Belgian talent an opportunity   ‘BAM’ is een afkorting voor ‘Bewust
to show their creations in New York during Fashion Week.                        alleenstaand moeder(schap)’.
    Flanders Fashion Institute will send a selection of its most talented       [The acronym BAM refers to a single                   Vragen over taalgebruik?
designers - some about to show their first collections, others already           woman who knowingly decides to                            Lezers die vragen hebben
established - to show their work at Flanders House located in the New           become pregnant without having a                      over spelling, grammatica of
York Times Building on 8th Avenue. Seven designers of men’s and women’s         partner.]                                             correct woordgebruik mogen die
wear and one photographer will be exhibiting their work. The designers          Het woord BAM wordt veel meer                         via e-mail voorleggen aan info@
include Anke Loh, Anna Heylen, Idriz Jossa, Lenny Leleu, Marc Philippe          gebruikt dan BOM.                                     distinctlydutch.com. Ze zullen in
Coudeyre, Peter Ceursters, Stephan Schneider. The photographer is Flore                                                               deze rubriek beantwoord worden.
Zoé.                                                                            “Steeds meer, vooral hoger opgeleide                  Need a translation?
    Antwerp World Diamond Centre will also present 7 diamond jewelry            vrouwen kiezen ervoor moeder                          Distinctly Dutch, Ltd., a Chicago-
designs of the HRD Awards 2009.                                                 te worden zonder man. Vroeger                         based company, provides English
                                                                                heette zij BOM (Bewust Ongehuwd                       into Dutch and Dutch into English
                              GSFA                                              Moeder, naar de actiegroep uit
                                                                                1977), tegenwoordig BAM: Bewust
                                                                                                                                      translation and interpreting services
                                                                                                                                      in a variety of fields.
                                                                                Alleenstaand Moeder.                                      Distinctly Dutch was founded by

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                                             Flemish Americans, or GSFA,
                                         has a wonderful collection of books,
                                                                                h t t p : / / w w w. i n t e r m e d i a i r. n l /
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                                                                                                                                      and raised in Belgium and has been
                                                                                                                                      working as a translator/interpreter
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Ella Leyers: Antwerps acteertalent in New York
                                                                                                                                            Jacqueline Goossens
E   lla Leyers woonde nog maar
    enkele weken in Brooklyn of ze
kon al perfect een New York-Italiaans
                                          Bewogen verleden
                                              Van bij het begin was er een
                                                                                    Onder haar afgestudeerden wemelt
                                                                                    het van bekende namen zoals Grace
                                                                                    Kelly, Robert Redford, Danny
                                                                                                                                 in Amerika en het buitenland. Ella
                                          theater-connectie. Het interieur werd                                                  geraakte drie jaar geleden door de
werkmansaccent imiteren. Ze was                                                     DeVito, Kim Cattrall, Adam Brody
                                          ontworpen door een ex-actrice, de                                                      selectie in Londen.
toen net negentien. Het Antwerpse                                                   en Anne Hathaway. Zij hebben
meisje was naar New York gekomen          in haar tijd beruchte Elsie de Wolfe.                                                  Kostuums in het zwembad
                                                                                    ongetwijfeld vaak dezelfde wat
om theater te studeren. Ze leek           Zij was het lief van theateragente
                                                                                    versleten trappen beklommen en                   Voor ik de school verlaat, loop ik
gemaakt voor die stad: zelfverzekerd,     Elizabeth
                                                                                                      het parket doen            nog even naar de kelder om naar het
charmant, energiek en rad van tong.       M a r b u r y,
                                                                                                      kraken zoals ik            zwembad te kijken. Het is al decennia
Intussen is ze aan haar derde jaar        een        mede-
                                                                                                      nu doe, op weg             geleden dat er nog water heeft
theaterschool bezig. Het is hard          oprichtster van
                                                                                                      naar het zaaltje           ingestaan. In de plaats daarvan is de
werken. In zes maanden tijd moeten        de Colony Club.
                                                                                                      waar Ella speelt.          kom gevuld met honderden rekken
de derdejaarsstudenten vier stukken       De architect van
                                                                                                      Je kan zien dat            beladen met duizenden kostuums,
instuderen en opvoeren. Vanavond          het     gebouw,
                                                                                                      de theaterschool           schoenen, dassen, hoeden en sjalen.
(8 december 2009) speelt Ella de          de     beroemde
                                                                                                      niet    superrijk          Dit zicht moet al vele studenten die
hoofdrol in de derde productie.           Stanford White,
                                                                                                      is. De vergane             zich als kind graag verkleedden
De voorstelling gaat door in haar         heeft het nooit af
                                                                                                      glorie van het             doen dromen hebben.
school, ‘The American Academy of          gezien. Hij werd
                                                                                                      interieur      is
Dramatic Arts’.                           enkele maanden                                                                             De voorstellingen in The
                                          eerder op enkele                                                                       American Academy of Dramatic
Baksteen als kunst                                                                                    ongemoeid
                                          minuten van de                                                                         Arts, 120 Madison Avenue, zijn
                                                                                                      gelaten.     Die
    Voor ik er binnen ga, blijf ik nog    Club vermoord                                                                          gratis. Voor informatie bel 212-
even staan aan de overkant van de         door een liefdes-                                                                      453-53 40 of loop even binnen. De
                                                                                                      straalt iets ge-
straat om het gebouw te bewonderen.       rivaal.                                                                                volgende productie met Ella Leyers
De vier verdiepingen-hoge gevel is            De Colony                                               uit.                       gaat door tussen 26 januari en 6
zacht wit verlicht. Daarachter reikt      Club leek voor-                                                                        februari.
de paars-blauw verlichte Empire                                                                               Ella on stage
                                          b e s t e m d
State Building 102 verdiepingen           voor        drama. TALENT ZIT IN DE FAMILIE                         Het is de
hoog de nachtlucht in.                    Haar          eerste Ella, een opmerkelijk acteertalent,          tweede       keer    Jacqueline Goossens
    De Belgische scholen van mijn         v o o r z i t s t e r , is de dochter van Jan Leyers, een         dat ik Ella zie
                                          F l o r e n c e bekende muzikant (Soul Sister), TV-               spelen. Ik herken    groeide op in Maldegem (Oost-
jeugd waren sombere burchten maar
                                          Harriman, was           talkshow host en schrijver.               verschillende        Vlaanderen). Sinds oktober 1980
deze is een plezier om naar te kijken.
                                          een suffragette                                                   van haar mede-       woont en werkt ze in New York
“Het is een van de mooiste bakstenen
                                          van het eerste                                                    acteurs. Het is      City. Voor de krant De Morgen
gebouwen van New York”, schreef
                                          uur. Ze streed niet enkel voor een internationale cast. Het vorig                      schrijft ze sedert 1993 een wekelijkse
een architectuurcriticus toen het in
                                          vrouwenstemrecht maar ook tegen stuk vereiste van hen een Iers accent;                 column over het leven in de stad.
1904 af was. Ik loop de trappen op naar
                                          kinderarbeid.Ze organiseerde gratis dit keer zijn ze Britten. No problem.              Haar columns verschenen ook in
de dubbele glazen deur. De eersten
                                          melkbedeling in de scholen en Ze lijken geknipt voor hun rol en                        Knack Weekend, Elga, Feeling, Scoop
die hier ooit passeerden waren de
                                          steunacties voor stakende textiel- houden ons tot de laatste seconde                   en in het milieutijdschrift Argus. Ze
rijke dames van de Colony Club, de
                                          arbeidsters. In 1916 verkocht de geboeid. Ze worden beloond met                        schreef vier boeken over New York
eerste privé-club voor vrouwen van
                                          Colony Club het gebouw aan The een staande ovatie.                                     en Amerika. “New York: de vette
New York. Het gebouw had hen een
                                          American Academy of Dramatic                                                           jaren” verscheen in maart 2007 bij
half miljoen dollar gekost. Toen was                                                        De ouders waarmee ik na de
                                          Arts.                                                                                  uitgeverij Van Halewyck. “Dit is niet
dat veel geld. Er was een restaurant,                                                  voorstelling praat zijn in de wolken      New York - de iconen voorbij”, in
een balzaal met een balkon voor de        Bekende namen                                over de prestaties van hun kinderen.      samenwerking met fotograaf Bart
muzikanten, een vergaderzaal, een                                                      Gelukkig maar want hier studeren
                                              De school vierde enkele weken kost een flinke duit. Je moet                         Michiels, rolde van de persen op 15
gymnasium en zelfs een zwembad.
                                          geleden haar 125-jarig bestaan. bovendien talent hebben anders mag                     september 2007.
                                                                                       je er niet aan beginnen. De Academy         U kunt haar avonturen lezen op:
                                                                                       houdt jaarlijks audities in 24 steden     www.jacquelinegoossens.com/
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Paula’s                                                 Smoke gets in your eyes
 Place                                      Paula Marckx braves Marc Warrens and his cigar

W      ould the Allies have won the
       war had Winston Churchill
been forbidden to smoke his cigar
                                          Flanders). The idea was to stimulate
                                          the use of new technologies, and
                                          specifically micro-electronics, to
any time or place he wanted to? And       assure lasting prosperity for the
would Colette’s “Gigi” have become        Flemish region. Marc’s discovery
a masterpiece if the heroine, as a first   made an ideal pilot project. A very
step to finding a worthy lover, hadn’t     promising future lay ahead for
been taught to light a cigar for the      the young scientist. With a friend,
man of her choice? Such were the          Marc started a company, and they
ideas that came to my mind when           became pioneers in their field. They
I saw this picture of Marc Warrens,       were nicknamed “the Antwerp gold
the artist I was about to interview.      diggers,” selling their unexpected
                                          treasures to the diamond traders in
     Marc Warrens is a man in the
                                          Antwerp. Before long, they opened
prime of his life who has seen it all
                                          branches in Germany and Portugal,
and who has enjoyed every minute
                                          recycling electronics from all over
of it. There were ups and downs
                                          Europe to the tune of 15,000 tons
but who hasn’t been through that?
                                          per year. They made it big. For ten
Life started out promising enough
                                          years, they worked day and night,
for Marc, the son of a horse-breeder.
                                          until they were able to sell their
How much closer to nature can you
                                          company to the biggest fish in the
get than taking a stud on a blind
                                          pond, Umicore N.V.*, now the world
date with an interesting mare? This
                                          leader in the recycling of precious
was a routine occurrence for little
                                          metals. The year was 1998.
Marc. You’d expect him to have
grown up to be an experienced                 The two trailblazers could have
equestrian. He didn’t; he has             lived for the rest of their lives on
never even been on horseback.             the proceeds of that sale, but they
His interests lay elsewhere. As a         were still young and Marc grabbed
medical student, and later a young        this chance to fulfill his lifelong
doctor specializing in radiology, he      ambition of becoming… a painter.          TROMPE L’ŒIL                                          Photo courtesy M.W.
learned to use a great many pieces        His uncle was a professional artist
                                                                                     What you see is not always what you get with Marc Warrens. The three-
of electronic equipment. Perhaps he       and from childhood Marc had
                                                                                     dimensional effect makes you want to touch the objects in the foreground.
was more curious than the average         always been attracted by the magic
medical resident, because he was also     of what one could express on a
fascinated by what went on inside         canvas. At thirteen he had been in       exposure. I rest my case.               world. He went to China where
those machines. At this point he          a severe motor accident, which had                                               the Chinese government bought
made a discovery that would guide         put him in the hospital for months.          Never give up on your dreams.
                                                                                   After disposing of his company,         ten of his paintings for the Ningbo
him to a completely new phase in his      To cheer him up, someone had given                                               Museum of Art. Back in London, the
life. He became aware that precious       him some paints and brushes. For         Marc made his happen. He dusted
                                                                                   off his easel and palette and created   actor Jack Nicholson was in town for
metals, like gold and silver, were        the teen, who turned out to have a                                               the Wimbledon games. He became a
routinely used in the manufacture         natural gift for the art, this was the   a style all his own, drawing on the
                                                                                   traditions of Flemish still life and    regular client. His art now attracted
of electronics, as they don’t oxidize.    beginning of a dream that had to be                                              the attention of other glamorous
Whenever any electronics needed to        temporarily buried under material        Belgian surrealism, but giving it
                                                                                   a contemporary twist. He had his        celebrities such as Jane Seymour.
be replaced, however, the precious        concerns.
metals inside were lost forever.                                                   first exhibition in the Albemarle            This was the real life for Marc
                                              Maybe the choice of radiology        Gallery in London, which has a          Warrens, a life of beauty, silence,
    Concerned with the amount             subconsciously pointed to a love of      reputation for introducing exciting     and the peace he had always been
of waste created by the medical           imaging. And maybe it occasionally       contemporary artists. His great eye     looking for. And the cigars? That’s
profession, Marc started experi-          gave him the opportunity to study        for detail and sense of composition     actually past tense now, except
menting with recycling, and before        the female nude? An anecdote Marc        did not go unnoticed.                   when they make an appearance in a
he realized it, he quite literally        related tells me I am not too far off.                                           painting, for instance.
struck gold. This opened a lot of new     While training as a radiologist, his        A friend who was married to
possibilities. It was the beginning of    professor told him about a beautiful     a Cuban lady invited him to his
the eighties and Gaston Geens, the        young lady he had just X-rayed who       wife’s homeland, where he became        *The multinational Umicore Group
first Prime Minister of the Flanders       was just now getting dressed. Marc       an aficionado of the unsurpassed         evolved out of several Belgian mining
Region, had given the impetus to the      went to knock on the changing-           Cuban cigar. And before long his        and smelting companies (like Union
DIRV action, which stood for “Derde       cabin’s door and told the patient        artwork was in a gallery in the         Minière and Metallurgie Hoboken) into
Industriële Revolutie in Vlaanderen”      in question that the images had          Caribbean resort of Varadero and        a materials-technology company with a
(Third Industrial Revolution in           failed and that they needed another      ready to conquer the rest of the        focus on recycling.
    February 4, 2010                                             GAZETTE VAN DETROIT                                                                           12

From Brusselse wafels to Bel-Gem Waffles                                                                                              By Christi DeBrauwere
                                                                                      “as is” out of the waffle iron without
                                                                                      additional toppings. The Brussels-      • Sift the flour into a bowl and make
                                                                                      style waffles are usually eaten with     a well in the middle.
                                                                                      decadent toppings such as whipped       • Mix the dissolved yeast slowly
                                                                                      cream and strawberries.                 with the flour, add the salt and the
                                                                                          So leggo the Eggo... who needs      • Add the egg yolks.
                                                                                      it? We Belgians have this waffle         • Beat the egg whites until they form
                                                                                      thing mastered! Now, where did I        stiff peaks and fold them carefully
                                                                                      store that Mickey Mouse waffle iron      into the batter.
                                                                                      I have……..                              • Cover the batter and leave it to rise
                                                                                      Brussels Waffles Recipe                  until its volume has doubled (about
                                                                                      Ingredients:                            15 to 20 minutes).
                                                                                                                              • Use the oil to grease the waffle iron
                                                                                      1 1/2 oz yeast (40 grams)               (which should be very hot) so your
                                                                                      1 pint tepid sparkling mineral water    waffles don’t stick to it and ladle
                                                                                      (4 dl)                                  the batter into it, about 3/4 cup at
                                                                                      1 lb flour (500 grams)                   a time.
                                                                                      a pinch of salt                         • Bake until they turn golden brown.
                                                                                      1 pint tepid milk                       Serve with butter and powdered
                                                                                      8 eggs                                  sugar.
                                                                                      1/2 lb melted butter                         You need a waffle iron with
This article was reprinted with permission from the BAHSC Newsletter– Vol. 5,                                                 deep pockets for this variant. The
nr. 2, December 2009.                                                                                                         airy consistency is due to the use of
                                                                                      • Dissolve the yeast in the tepid
                                                                                                                              sparkling water.
I am not sure if you are all aware but • Late 1700s - Thomas Jefferson
  the United States is in the throes returns to the U.S. from France with
of a waffle crisis! Due to a flooded a long-handled, patterned waffle
                                                                                      *obtained from Mr. Breakfast’s website: www.mrbreakfast.com

production plant in Georgia and iron.
a broken bakery in Tennessee, the • 1869 - Cornelius Swarthout                              USEFUL TIPS FOR TAX TIME
Kellogg Corporation is being forced patents the first U.S. Waffle Iron.                 SPECIAL PROVISION FOR DONATIONS TO HAITI (as of 1/25/2010)
to ration their Eggo waffle supply • 1953 - Frank Dorsa’s Eggo Frozen                  If you are donating to charities providing earthquake relief in Haiti, you
well into 2010. Eggo waffles account Waffles are sold in supermarkets for               may be able to claim those donations on your 2009 tax return. Here are 10
for nearly 70% of the frozen waffles the first time.                                    important facts the IRS wants you to know about this special provision.
sold and consumed in the United • 1964-65 - Brussels restaurateur
States today, according to a recent Maurice Vermersch brings his wife’s               1. A new law allows you to claim donations for Haitian relief on your 2009
article in Time Magazine. 70%! Well, Brussels Waffle recipe to the World’s             tax return, which you will be filing this year.
this is a waffle crisis indeed.            Fair in New York. The fluffy yeast-          2. The contributions must be made specifically for the relief of victims in
                                          infused waffle becomes a huge hit            areas affected by Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti.
    That is unless you are a self-                                                    3. To be eligible for a deduction on the 2009 tax return, donations must be
                                          and becomes known as the “Belgian
respecting Belgian-American, any-                                                     made after Jan. 11, 2010 and before March 1, 2010.
ways! Even if you were born here, as                                                  4. In order to be deductible, contributions must be made to qualified charities
I was, your true-blue Belgian roots           So Mr. Vermersch takes his wife’s       and can not be designated for the benefit of specific individuals or families.
cause your taste buds to reject any recipe and heads to the New York                  5. The new law applies only to cash contributions.
frozen        sorry-excuse-for-a-waffle World’s Fair in 1964. It is her recipe         6. Cash contributions made by text message, check, credit card or debit card
they encounter. You then find your- and the poor woman’s name is                       may be claimed on your federal return.
self buying, as I did, a waffle iron, never noted. The waffles are thicker              7. You must itemize your deductions in order to claim these donations on
even if it is one that makes waffles in fluffier and crispier than traditional           your tax return.
the shape of Mickey Mouse’s head.         American waffles due to the yeast            8. You have the option of deducting these contributions on either your 2009
                                          added for leavening the batter.             or 2010 tax return, but not both.
    Before I get ahead of myself, let’s
                                          These waffles originate in Brussels,         9. Contributions made to foreign organizations generally are not
look at the history of the waffle.
                                          but they market them as the “Bel-           deductible.
A Quick Waffle History Lesson*             Gems” at the fair. It is at the fair that   10. Federal law requires that you keep a record of any deductible donations
                                          these waffles gain critical acclaim          you make. For donations by text message, a telephone bill will meet the
• 13th Century A.C. - Ancient and popularity.
Greeks cook flat cakes between two                                                     record-keeping requirement if it shows the name of the organization
metal plates. These early waffles              There are, of course, the Liège-        receiving your donation, the date of the contribution, and the amount given.
were called obleios and were style waffles as well. These are not                      For cash contributions made by other means, be sure to keep a bank record,
primarily savory in nature, prepared noted on the waffle timeline as                   such as a cancelled check or a receipt from the charity. Receipts should show
with cheeses and herbs.                   they are the lesser-known variety           the name of the charity, the date and amount of the contribution.
• 1620 - The pilgrims bring Dutch of waffles from Belgium here in                      If you have any questions you would like to see answered in this column,
“wafels” to America.                      the U.S. They are denser and have           please contact the author directly:
• 1735 - The word “waffle” - with pearls of sugar in the batter that                                                                         Judith Plovie E.A.
two “f”s - appears in English print melt and caramelize when cooked                                                           H&R Block Premium, Royal Oak
for the first time.                        so that these waffles may be eaten                                                                     (248) 543-2008
February 4, 2010                                            GAZETTE VAN DETROIT                                                                           13

Van Manten en Kalle (2)                                                                                                  Death toll from Liège gas
Sukkelaars en beroemde burgers uit de Vlaamse folklore                                                                   explosion rises to 12
                                                                                                                              The death toll in the collapse of
    PEE STUTEN EN VLEES (stuten        vraag wat zijn naam was ant-                            Robrecht Fossez           an apartment block on January 27
zijn boterhammen) stortte zich         woordde hij steevast “Lowietjie, en
                                                                                                                         following a domestic gas explosion
vloekend en tierend op degenen die     ik ben van ’t stad”. En we mogen
                                                                                                                         in the eastern Belgian town of Liège
hem “stuten en vlees” toeriepen en     niet vergeten CAPMAKERKIE, de
                                                                                                                         rose to 12 as three bodies were
trachtte hen een ranseling te geven.   organist van dezelfde St. Michiels-
                                                                                                                         recoverd on the weekend.
Maar toen deze, meestal jonge          kerk die bromde en baste en
                                                                                                                              In the latest recovery, rescue
knapen, zich ijlings wegtrokken        over zijn orgel heen boogsgewijze
                                                                                                                         workers pulled the body of an
kwam zijn hand snerpend op de          zijn tabak in een spuwbakje spuw-
                                                                                                                         unidentified victim out of the
muur terecht. Daardoor enigszins       de vooraleer hij met zijn zware
                                                                                                                         rubble of the building, firefighters
afgekoeld, vervolgde hij zijn weg      handen het grote orgel beheerste
                                                                                                                         said. Earlier in the day, two other
en mompelde voortdurend, “is           als een Ben Hur zijn snuivende
                                                                                                                         unidentified corpses were pulled
kozijn thuis?” Niemand heeft ooit      paarden, en last but not least,
                                                                                                                         out. These discoveries bring the
kunnen ontcijferen wat hij daarmee     BROEDER MERCI die, toen hij in
                                                                                                                         casualties to 12 dead and 21 injured,
bedoelde.                              de Paterskerk met de schale rondliep
                                                                                                                         with police fearing the number of
                                       honderdmaal “God zal ‘t U lonen”
    Er waren ook een groep minder                                                                                        fatalities could still rise as one more
                                       herhaalde en tenslotte BLINDE
bekende, maar daarom niet minder                                                                                         person is unaccounted for.
                                       LEON, de fijngehorige maar blinde
door het publiek geliefde sukkelaars                                                                                          The six-floor building collapsed
                                       orgelblazer van St. Michiel die
zoals APETITJIE, een leurder in                                                                                          early Wednesday, hours after an
                                       iedereen in Roeselare te vriend had.
vodden en beenderen, een tenger                                                                                          explosion caused by domestic gas
manneke die amper 35 kilo woog,            We mogen echter ons verhaal                                                   devastated it and damaged other
met een hoofd dat nauwelijks           niet besluiten zonder een speciale              ‘t Manneke uit de Mane            buildings in the area. A 13-year-
groter was dan een pampelmoes.         melding te doen over drie                 cultureel patrimonium veel eer          old girl was pulled alive from the
Hij dankte zijn lapnaam aan zijn       volkstypen van onze stad die zelfs        aandeden: Achiel Denys, de              rubble the same afternoon. Around
geweldige eetlust. VERBRANDE           de dag van vandaag nog iedereen           humoristische zanger, causeur en        100 people were given shelter after
SOE (een soe is een centiem, van het   nauw aan het hart liggen. Een             later opsteller van ‘t Manneke uit      leaving their damaged homes.
Frans “sou”) uit Hooglede die een      van de beroemdste was zeker de            de Mane en broer van de fameuze              Belgian     Interior       Minister
vogelkooimaker was, een inbreker,      Nieuwmarktenaar extraordinaire            Willem Denys, de auteur van de          Annemie Turtelboom told members
een konijnen- en kiekendief en een     Juul Plastiek ofte Roger Slosse bij       verhalen over Peegie, een andere        of parliament Thursday: “There
ontembare vechtjas, die telkens        zijn doopnaam. Juul was de vijfde         Roeselaarse       volksfiguur.     Uit   are indications of perhaps 15 to 20
triomfantelijk aan de politie en       zoon van de fameuze “garde”               dezelfde familie kwam Alfons            victims.”
de gendarmen kon ontsnappen.           Alfonse Slosse en Hortensia Van           Denys, de reiziger “bij Gods                 The cause of the explosion has
Daar was ook PEE KAKAERTS              Elslander uit het gehucht Krotte-         genade”, de talenkenner, de             still not been determined and the
uit Beselare die een monumentale       gem. Juul (Roger) zou postbode            raadgever der minderbedeelden           Belgian authorities have not ruled
grote neus had en die in vlammende     worden maar iemand overtuigde             en de onvermoeibare folklorist          out a suicide bid. A resident of the
woede schoot telkens iemand in zijn    hem ervan de kappersstiel te              die eertijds in ontelbare bijdragen     building had reported smelling gas
bijzijn op zijn eigen neus begon te    leren. Later, tijdens de oorlog,          in de West-Vlaamse bladen de            over the weekend, but firefighters
wrijven.                               vertrok hij naar het leger om er          liefde tot het eigen volksbezit heeft   and gas company workers sent
                                       soldaten te ontluizen. Hij was een        neergeschreven, veel, veel beter dan    to check found nothing out of the
    Een aparte groep waarnaar de
                                       kleurrijk figuur, door iedereen in         ik dat ooit zal kunnen doen.            ordinary.
volksbelangstelling vroeger uitging
                                       Vlaanderen gekend en geliefd, en                                        (Einde)                   (Source AFP/Expatica)
waren onze stadsgenoten die zich
                                       was gedurende zijn lange carrière
als kunstenaars, “heiligen” of vrome
                                       ook dichter, toneelacteur, zanger,
volksvrienden een blijvende faam
                                       auteur, liedjesschrijver, conferencier,
hadden verworven zoals DEKEN
                                       radiopersonaliteit, en cafébaas. Zijn
LOYS die bij de grote brand van het
                                       grootste talent was ongetwijfeld
“voddenkot” de wind deed keren
                                       zijn vertelkunst, een diepmenselijk
om de historische St. Michielstoren
                                       talent dat hij vervulde tot aan zijn
van de vlammen te redden, en
                                       afsterven op 91-jarige leeftijd.
LANDUTJIE de kerkbaljuw van
St. Michiel en part-time kelner die        Waar kwam zijn naam Juul
het water dat hij bij de banketten     Plastiek vandaan? Op weg naar
schonk, in alle ernst tot “Château     een toneelrepetitie in Oostende liep
de Citerne” omdoopte. En verder        hij toevallig door een warenhuis.
was er ook HENRI RAMBOUT               Daar ontdekte hij een rek vol met
die voor de schoolkinderen op          plastieken potten en emmers in alle
straat over God en al zijn heiligen    maten en kleuren en dat werd zijn
stond te preken en dan plots op        inspiratiebron. Hij was namelijk dol
de loop ging met een paternoster       op felle kleuren.
in zijn hand; alsook MAANTJIE
                                          Tenslotte willen we nog even
die altijd voor de deur van het
                                       een paar gekende figuren vermel-
Oudemannenhuis onnozelweg voor                                                                   Karen Van Lerberghe-Slocum, Manager
                                       den die ook eertijds ons Vlaams
zich uit zat te lachen en op de
February 4, 2010                                            GAZETTE VAN DETROIT                                                                         14

         SPORT UIT BELGIE                                                        Belgian-American Floor Bowlers
         VOETBAL                                             Kim Torfs
                                                                                  The curse of the leader at the        Arcome against the team of Gerry
                                       leven beter gekend als SK Lommel.      half is starting to rear its ugly head.   Vanneste, Sarah Mielke and Ashley
                                            Na zeven overwinningen staan      After eight weeks of perfect bowling,     Lupo. With a victory, Ashley would
                                       de mannen van ex-international         Johnny has finally lost. Granted it        be able to finally win a game and
                                       Franky Van Der Elst mee bovenaan       was by the score of 12-11, but his        leave Ron Vanneste as the only
                                       in het klassement. Momenteel heb-      team of Ed Vanneste and Patty             winless bowler in the league. But
                                       ben ze alle drie precies 38 punten,    McCauley had every chance to win          Dawn would not hear of it, and
                                       maar wanneer deze krant gedrukt        the game. It’s not that Dave Vezina,      she drove her team to a tense 12-10
Mechelen-Gent en Cercle                is, kan daar al weer verandering in    Corey Bouldrey and Kim Gardner            victory. So Ashley and Ron remain
Brugge-Roeselare voor                  gekomen zijn. Woensdag 3 februari      won the game, it’s that Ed, Johnny        winless for the year.
                                       staat immers een inhaalspeeldag op     and Patty handed it to them on a
Beker van België                       het programma. De kalender van         silver platter.
                                                                                                                            Listed below are our 10 top
     In de weekends van 9 februari     zowel eerste als tweede klasse werd                                              point bowlers:
en 20 maart worden de heen- en         duchtig overhoop geschud door het          And with the loss, Johnny now         Johnny Vanneste           95
terugwedstrijden afgewerkt van         winterweer rond de jaarwisseling       has company in the overall lead.          Patti Moore               95
de halve finales van de Cofidis                                                 Patti Moore and her team of Sean          Sarah Mielke              90
Cup. Cercle Brugge schakelde in                                               Coffman and Remi VandenBroeck             Kim Gardner               90
de vorige ronde Anderlecht uit.
                                           CYCLO CROSS                        took no mercy on the team of Rob          Sean Coffman              87
AA Gent zette Club Brugge met de      Stybar overklast Belgen                 Mielke, Rudy VandenBroeck and             Corey Bouldrey            87
billen bloot. Mechelen was vorig      in WK veldrijden                        Tammy Shelton, beating them by the        Anna Marie Swarthout      85
seizoen nog de verliezende finalist.                                           score of 12-6. With the victory, Patti    Kevin Lupo                84
Op 15 mei weten we wie de beker           Geen Belgische wereldkampioen is now tied with Johnny with 95                 Eddy Vanneste             83
dit jaar in de lucht mag steken.      veldrijden dit jaar. Nu ja, een halve. points.                                    Rob Mielke                78
                                      De Tsjech Zdenek Stybar woont                                                     Ron Ingram                78
(Voor Klassement, zie blz. 20)        namelijk wel in België en zijn              Our featured bout had Eddy
                                                                              Vanneste, Paul Wernet and Dawn                                    Ron Vanneste
Titelstrijd Tweede Klasse Vlaamse babbel is vlot en sappig.
                                      Voor eigen – Tsjechisch – publiek
krijgt extra deelnemer                werd hij wereldkampioen in Tabor.
    Lang heeft het er naar uitgezien Klaas Vantornhout en Sven Nijs                Cadieux Feather Bowling Club
dat Lierse en Eupen de eerste twee gingen met zilver, respectievelijk
plaatsen in de Tweede Klasse van brons, lopen. De vorige titelhouder,             On the 16th week of Feather           bowlers. The first class bowlers have
het Belgische voetbal onder elkaar Niels Albert, had een off-day en gaf Bowling at the Cadieux Café,                    been the most likely to show up
zouden verdelen. Maar kijk, plots tijdens de wedstrijd op.                    Andrea Di Tommaso’s team was              every week and that has certainly
is daar KVSK United, in een vorig                                             behind but had an opportunity             contributed to their high position
                                      Red. Zie ook onderstaand artikel        to score a lot of points. There was       in the standings. Dan Wrubel III
                                                                              a hole between the two balls that         is tied with Michael Chateau for
Valpartij leidt tot “oorlog” tussen cyclocross fans blocked the feather and all that his                                second place. Can Dan make it
                                                                              team needed to do was pass their          three championships in a row? This
                                                       Arnout De Moor balls through that hole and avoid
O    p 10 januari werd het Belgisch
     Kampioenschap        cyclocross
gereden. Sven Nys won en werd
                                      regelrechte oorlogsverklaring. De the gutter at the back end. Andrea’s
                                                                                                                        unprecedented quest is one of our
                                      clans balden de vuisten en slepen de first ball found the gutter. His second           The other first class bowlers in the
voor de zevende maal Belgisch                                                 ball scored and now it was time to
                                      messen. Figuurlijk althans.                                                       hunt have all won the championship
Kampioen. Zijn grootste concurrent,                                           pile on the points. It wasn’t meant
Niels Albert, kwam tijdens de race        Er breken nooit vechtpartijen to be. The following ball blocked               before with the exceptions of Andrea
ten val. Hij brak daarbij zijn rib en uit tijdens cyclocrossen. Het is er the hole and one point was all                and our president, Erik Greer. Will
deed nooit mee voor de overwinning. meestal een vrolijke orgie van bier, Andrea’s team would end up with.               this be a breakthrough year for one
Na afloop van de wedstrijd bleek braadworst en schlagermuziek. De This wonderful but sometimes cruel                     of these men?
dat het niet om een onschuldige eigenlijke oorlog wordt altijd achter game made a statement to us as the                    Leading the third class are
val ging. Volgens Albert had “een de computerschermen gevoerd. first half of the season came to a                        Duane Murphy, Paul Max and Ken
Nys-supporter hem van de fiets Hiervoor worden de online woord- close. Sometimes the magic works                         Withrow. All of these gentlemen are
getrokken”.                           tegen-woordrubrieken        van     de and sometimes it doesn’t.                  in their fourth season or less. Paul
                                      kranten aangewend, of beter gezegd:                                               Max is this year’s rookie phenom.
    In het cyclocrosswereldje hebben                                              Andrea is still alone in first
                                      misbruikt.                                                                        Every year someone brand-new rises
de beste of populairste crossers hun                                          place but his lead has shrunk from
eigen “supportersclan”. Zo heb je dus     Sven Nys was “een bedrieger”, 13 to 4 points and there are eight              up and challenges for the privilege
een “Nysclan” en een “Albertclan”.    Niels Albert “een bleiter”. Het bowlers within ten points. Andrea                 of getting their portrait hung on our
Deze die-hards staan elk weekend digitale slagveld lag al snel bezaaid has bowled exceptionally well this               wall of champions and this year Paul
trouw op post en zijn uitgedost met met kadavers van het fatsoen. year and his total remains very high,                 appears to be that guy.
petjes of vlaggen om hun voorkeur Aanvankelijk werden de Nysen but the featherbowling angels have                           Leading the list of second-class
uit te dragen. Soms kunnen ze het in het defensief gedrongen. De smiled on many of us and it should                     bowlers are: Larry Allemon, Jeff
niet laten om bier of modder over Alberten konden opereren vanuit be an exciting race to the finish.                     Altier, and our secretary, Michael
de tegenstand heen te keilen, met de martelaarsrol en de gedachte                                                       John. They are just outside the top
                                                                                  In the top ten are seven first
een vijandige sfeer als resultaat. aan hun gevallen held deed hen
                                                                              class bowlers and three third class
Het incident gold dan ook als een                      Lees verder op blz. 18                                                              Continued on pg. 18
  February 4, 2010                                            GAZETTE VAN DETROIT                                                                       15

                                         What’s New in Belgium?
Opel Antwerp: “We’re not                week. The owners of the Antwerp           be sounding for 5,000 Flemish jobs.     Shootout after failed hold-
                                        plant, General Motors, announced              Peeters has asked all political
accepting closure”                      their intention to close the plant last   parties to join forces to rescue the
                                                                                                                          up in Brussels
    Flemish Prime Minister Kris         Thursday.                                 plant and jobs. He made it clear that       Three suspects in Saturday’s
Peeters (Flemish Christian Demo-            Flemish lawmakers gathered            he didn’t want to offer false hope,     (Jan. 30) attempted hold-up of a
crat) announced his administration’s    in Brussels on Monday for a               but was unwilling to accept the         money exchange bureau remain
determination to fight the closing of    special debate to discuss GM’s            plant closure just like that.           in police custody. One of them has
the Antwerp Opel plant. Mr. Peeters     announcement and the implications             Mr. Peeters lashed out at GM,       made a partial confession. During
was speaking in a debate devoted to     for the workforce of 2,600. If the        accusing the carmaker of going back     the shootout one police officer was
the plight of the ailing plant, whose   ramifications for subcontractors are       on its promises and wanting to close    seriously injured.
closure was held in prospect last       included, the death knell could now       a plant that was performing well.                source:www.flandersnews.be

                            SON OF WAR AND PEACE
                                           THE LIFE and TIMES of a FLEMISH AMERICAN
                                                                                                                                 By Marcel Alberic Defever
      ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF PROGRESS                                             Every year in September, Archie organized an educational field tour for
Let us take a walk to the fields. What can we find there that is new and            farmers in Genesee County. My farm was on the list of places to visit. In
different? I had always been a student of the world around me, particularly       1961, based on actual hand-harvested plots by the students, the Goodrich
agriculture. I often still felt like a dreamy little boy, full of boundless       agricultural school declared me champion corn grower.
curiosity and wonderment. I knew I was a good dairyman, was good with
                                                                                  Another new practice had great impact on the harvesting of hay. I
tractors and all kinds of machines, and that I had a fair understanding of
                                                                                  purchased a “crusher,” which is an eight-foot-wide machine consisting of
what was involved in growing crops on the land. Whatever I did, I did it
                                                                                  two spiraled rollers carried on two wheels. It was pulled behind the tractor,
mindfully, always thinking of better ways.
                                                                                  while the side-mounted mower cut a fresh swath. The tractor-powered
The major source of pursuing better ways was the Department of                    spinning rollers picked up the previously mowed swath of alfalfa, cracked
Agriculture at Michigan State University in East Lansing. MSU had, and            all the stems, and spit them out behind the crusher, forming a fluffed up
still has, hundreds of acres of prime farmland and thousands of animals           windrow.
in experimental programs. Hundreds of practical-minded men and women
                                                                                  The crushed alfalfa stems dried into hay in half the time it otherwise
run the Animal Husbandry, Crops and Science Departments.
                                                                                  required. This machine greatly reduced the exposure to unexpected rain
One could find no better place to learn about the rapidly changing world of        that can easily ruin the hay. On a real hot day with dry wind, it is sometimes
agricultural technology. Every year, I attended a few events at MSU. Our          possible for the alfalfa to be dry enough to bale the same late afternoon.
local Genesee County Extension Office in Flint served as one of its fifty           However, it usually takes two days of drying, sometimes three.
dissemination centers. I attended many meetings there. At times, I invited
                                                                                  In those years, I experimented with fall overseeding cornfields with rye by
one of its agents, Archie Johnson, to my farm for advice and to evaluate
                                                                                  airplane. For this, I hired someone with a specially outfitted small plane that
what I was doing.
                                                                                  could land on a meadow. The rye grew six to ten inches high before being
Low-cost chemicals were introduced that selectively destroyed germinating         covered up by snow. It grew back in early spring and used up the excess
weeds, while not harming the emerging crop. This led to profound changes          moisture, facilitating early spring plowing. It also provided a fair amount
in land management. In 1958, starting on Simmons’ farm, I was one of the          of “green manure” that improved the soil structure. Overseeding with rye
first in the county to practice “minimum tillage.” I no longer used discs,         was a good practice, but when, after two years, the Soil Conservation
harrows, rollers, and mechanical weed-killing equipment.                          Department no longer subsidized the experiment, I abandoned the
                                                                                  practice. Some new things work out well, and some things do not, or are
Starting my second year on the Simmons farm, I purchased a new 85-
                                                                                  not financially rewarding.
horsepower John Deere tractor with a semi-mounted, five-bottom plow
that turned a nearly seven-foot-wide swath of earth. The tractor carried          Cooperating with MSU, we kept complete records since 1958. We recorded
on its left side a 150-gallon tank filled with NH3 - anhydrous ammonia             all income, sources of income, details of various kinds of expenses, acres
(82 percent nitrogen). This inexpensive fertilizer was released through five       of crops grown, amounts of milk shipped, livestock sold, and inventory
tubes trailing under the turned-over furrows.                                     carryovers from one year to the next. In a special accounting book, I filled
                                                                                  out the forms, a copy of which I sent in monthly to MSU. This was a
Within hours, before the soil started to dry, I planted corn on the
                                                                                  powerful farm management and educational tool.
fluffed-up, soft ground with a four-row planter that also put down
dry fertilizer and insecticides next to the seed. The rows of corn were           The Agricultural Economics Department thereby established an extensive,
spaced thirty-six inches apart. The “planting tractor” had dual-traction          statewide research program through which it gathered comprehensive
wheels, which did not compact the loose ground much. Within a day                 information from well over a thousand Michigan farms. This computerized
or two, student Rodney Pierson came over with his father’s sprayer                TelFarm program was set up in such a way that any inconsistencies were
to spray pre-emergence herbicide. Nothing else needed to be done                  quickly detected. All those factors mentioned above had to be in proper
until harvest time. The advantages of minimum tillage were obvious:               proportions, bear out and confirm one another, and balance out at the end
The fieldwork got done with much less time, labor, and expense.                    of the year. These were all matters of verifiable facts, not estimates.
This new practice had other advantages. The seed was pressed down                 Already in 1958, computers had not only become calculators and merciless
properly in moist soil, guaranteeing quick and uniform germination. The           analyzers. but also teachers, arbitrators, and judges.
fluffed-up soil in between the rows served as a sponge to hold the rains.                                                                  To be continued
February 4, 2010                 GAZETTE VAN DETROIT                                                             16

                                                                To the Editor
KRUISWOORDRAADSEL                                                                     I read with great attention the
                   Copyright Denksport                                            article about the Battle of the Bulge
                      Puzzelbladen                                                whose 65th anniversary the city of
                     www.denksport.be                                             Bastogne commemorated. I would
                                                                                  like to add more accurate information
                                                                                  regarding this battle.
#32                                                                                   I studied and became a military
                                                                                  cryptographer/code breaker at
                                                                                  the communication school in
                                                                                  Vilvoorde, Belgium. I had the
                                              Een opmerking: in uitgave #25
                                                                                  privilege of studying and reading
                                         staan enkele storende fouten die te
                                                                                  many documents regarding military
                                         maken hebben met een domein waar
                                                                                  strategy, one of them on the Battle of
                                         ik nogal in thuis ben: de media. Op
                                                                                  the Bulge. (...)
                                         p. 9 is er in “The media landscape in
                                                                                      This terrible battle could have
                                         Belgium” geen sprake van de Gazet
                                                                                  been partially prevented if General
                                         van Antwerpen (de “Frut”) en haar
                                                                                  Eisenhower and his staff had listened
                                         zusterkrant Het Belang van Limburg;
                                                                                  to the information and advice from
                                         ook de zondagskranten staan er niet
                                                                                  the secret code breakers. What a
                                         bij. Aan Franstalige kant heeft men
                                         blijkbaar nog nooit gehoord van La
                                         Dernière Heure en Vers L’Avenir. Ook                         Achiel Rawoens
                                         zijn een aantal TV- en radiostations                          Annandale, VA
                                         vergeten. Voor een bron als de BBC       Note from the editor:
                                         zijn dit serieuze flaters!                     Mr. Rawoens’s letter contained
                                                                                  a fascinating article for which,
                                                             Karel Meuleman
                                                                                  unfortunately, we did not have
                                                            Rijmenam, België
                                                                                  room at this time. We hope to bring
                                                        *****                     it to you soon.
                                         Dear friends of the Gazette,                            *****
                                                                                      Thought you would like to
                                             (...) Keep up the good news. We
                                         do enjoy the Gazette more and more       know I received the December 10,
                                         with all the good stories from the old   2009 issue on December 12, 2009. I
                                         days. Hope to see more soccer news.      have a good mailman, it is never
                                         We are not in Florida yet as Frank       more than five days. Other mail
                                         had knee surgery in December. All        carriers would wait two or three
                                         the best in 2010!                        weeks. Arizona doesn’t have mule
                                                                                  trains. I look forward to every issue.
                                                      Theresa & Frank Kindt           Keep up the good work.
                                                            St. Thomas, Ont.
                                                                                                         Angeline Bolle
                                                                                                           Tucson, AZ
                                                        *****                                    *****
                                             Keep doing a good job. Thanks!           (...) The “Mattans” are the folks
                                                                Marcel Noorts     I arrived to in 1968 from Good Old
                                                                  Holiday, FL     Flanders. Helena and Eugene who
                                                                                  hail from Roeselare and Pittem
                                                        *****                     are Class A people. Hard-working
                                                                                  tobacco farmers who are now retired
                                         Oplossing #31                            and when they saw my copy of the
                                                                                  Gazette sure showed interest.
                                                                                      I figured it would make a very
                                                                                  proper part of the Christmas present
                                                                                  exchange, and it was. (...)
                                                                                                           Joe Mares
                                                                                              Morpeth, Ont. - Canada

                                                                                     Keep up the good work. The
                                                                                  paper is getting better and better.
                                                                                  Thank you and congratulations!
                                                                                          Jacques & Clara Christiaens
                                                                                                  Downers Grove, IL
  February 4, 2010                                          GAZETTE VAN DETROIT                                                                         17

  The Good Life
       C OOKING THE GOOD OLD                                                                          Amerika in de
                     BELGIAN WAY                                                          CHOCOLADECAKE MET CHOCOLADEGLAZUUR

                                                                                                Een perfect dessert voor Sint-Valentijnsdag!

                                                                                225 g boter
                                                                                100 g pure chocolade, grof gehakt
                                                                                150 ml water
                                                                                300 g bloem
                                                                                2 theel. bakpoeder
                                                                                275 g bruine basterdsuiker
                                                                                150 ml zure room
                                                                                2 eieren

                                                                                200 g pure chocolade
                                                                                6 eetl. water
            CHICKEN ROASTED IN THE POT WITH GRAVY                               3 theel. koffieroom
Serves 4                                                                        1 eetl. koude boter

   Very good with American biscuits.                                            Bereiding
1 2 1/2- to 3 lbs. frying chicken
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste                                             Verwarm de oven voor op 180 graden.
1/4 cup butter                                                                     Vet een groot cakeblik (30 cm) in of twee kleine, kan ook een rond
Water                                                                           bakblik (of hartvormig!) zijn.
1 Tbsp. cornstarch mixed with 2 Tbsp. water.
                                                                                    Smelt de boter, de chocolade en het water in een pan op een laag vuur
    Wash the chicken and pat it dry. Sprinkle the chicken inside and out        of in de microgolfoven. Doe de gezeefde bloem, bakpoeder en de suiker
with the salt and pepper. Heat the butter in a Dutch oven. Brown the            in een kom. Voeg het gesmolten chocolademengsel toe en mix het tot een
chicken in it on all sides. Add 2 tablespoons water. Cover tightly and          glad beslag. Roer de zure room erbij en daarna de eieren. Doe het mengsel
simmer over low heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the chicken is tender.       in het bakblik en bak de cake 40-50 min. op 180 graden.
While the chicken is cooking, spoon the drippings over the chicken 6 to 7
                                                                                    Laat de cake afkoelen.
                                                                                    Maak het glazuur door de chocolade te smelten met het water. Room
    Carve the chicken, put it on a hot platter, and keep it warm. Stir
                                                                                toevoegen en van het vuur afhalen. De koude boter toevoegen. Schenk het
1 cup water into the pan drippings, scraping to loosen all particles. Stir
                                                                                glazuur over de cake. Je kunt hem verder versieren zoals je wilt.
the cornstarch mixture into pan drippings. Cook, stirring constantly, over
low heat until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper to taste
and spoon the sauce over the chicken.
                                                                                Ons Amerikaans kookboek:
                             From The Belgian Cookbook by Nika Hazelton, 1981
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USEFUL ADDRESSES                                                                                                                   by Nathalie Padilla
     Belgian Consulate General
              New York
   Consul General: H. Portocarero
    1065 Avenue of the Americas,
 22nd floor (entrance on 40th Street)
        New York, NY 10018
          tel (212) 586-5110                                                     TEGENSTELLINGEN – OPPOSITES
      Visa line (212) 586-7472
          fax (212) 582-9657               “Leeg” is het tegengestelde van “vol”.         (“Empty” is the opposite of “full.”)
     Open to the general public:
                                           Draw a line to connect each word with its opposite:
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     Also for appointments and             goed                                  luid
         telephone inquiries:                                                                     A little help with vocabulary:
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        On-line general info                                                                      luid   loud                    oorlog          war
Study, trade, travel and government        hard                                  zacht            zwart  black                   waarheid       truth
information in English, Dutch,                                                                    zacht  soft                    zonneschijn    sunshine
French, or German:                                                                                slecht bad                     oud            old
                                           stil                                  slecht           leugen lie                     vrede          peace
                                                                                                  regen  rain                    stil           quiet
    Belgian Consulate General              wit                                   einde
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     Consul General: Geert Criel                                                                  (Words that are similar in both languages have not
         6100 Wilshire Blvd,               waarheid                              regen            been translated. Take a guess!)
       Los Angeles, CA 90048
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                                         Valpartij leidt tot “oorlog” tussen cyclocross fans                            Feather bowlers
        Mr. David Cornillie              Vervolg van blz. 14                                                            Continued from pg. 14
          (313) 530-4436
                                         schuimbekken van woede. Dat          op hun pc-klavier bestookten ze de        ten and any of them could make a
 Belgian Consul in Toronto, ON           veranderde toen de media de man      vijand met woorden van haat en            run. Michael has missed two weeks
            Paul De Vos                  te pakken kregen die Albert ten val  venijn. De overwinning behaalden          because of work commitments. He
       Consulate of Belgium              bracht. Patrick Beniest, een dertigerze evenwel niet. Eens het in de           doesn’t plan on missing again.
 2, Bloor Street W, Ste. 206 Box 88      uit Woutbrechtegem.                  lezersbrievenrealiteit op een strijd
       Toronto ON M4W 3E2                                                     uitdraait, zijn er alleen maar                 There is a long way to go and
                                             In interviews en krantenartikels verliezers.                               many more surprises await us.
                                         verklaarde Beniest dat hij voor het                                            Because the teams are picked at
       phone: (416) 944-1423                                                      In de echte wereld was er
                                         eerst naar de cross kwam kijken.                                               random, everyone will have a say
              ***                        Zijn sympathie ging eerder uit naar ondertussen niet veel aan de hand.         in who will win. It also remains true
  Belgian-American Chamber of            Niels Albert: hij droeg zelfs een De liefhebbers genoten van een               that the experience goes beyond
           Commerce                      Albertmuts(!). Wegens onaangepast mooi Belgisch Kampioenschap                  winning and losing. Where else can
        www.belcham.org                  schoeisel schoof hij uit op de op een prachtig parcours met een                you go to bask in the presence of
                 ***                     modderige ondergrond en sleurde verdiende winnaar. Nys en Albert               such classy veterans as Frank
          Flanders House                 Albert mee in zijn val. Een stom, praatten alles uit en focusten zich          Callebaut, Remi Vanden Broeck,
       Flanders House Inc.               banaal ongeluk dus.                  op het WK in Tsjechië op 31 januari.
                                                                                                                        and Henry Verlinden while playing
     44th Floor, NYT Building                                                 Dat WK werd gewonnen door... een
                                             Nu waren het de Nysen die Tsjech: Zdenek Stybar.                           a game with them that seems
        620 Eighth Avenue                                                                                               simple, yet is infinitely complex in
                                         voluit voor het offensief kozen. Ze
       New York, NY 10018                                                                                               its possibilities.
                                         werden valselijk beschuldigd en
       phone (212) 584-2200                                                          FEBRUARY 14
                                         zonnen op wraak. Driftig tokkelend                                                 From now until the end of the
  e-mail: info@flandershouse.org
     www.flandershouse.org                                                                                               season, May 6, we will be at the
                 ***                                                                                                    Cadieux Café every Thursday.
      Belgian Tourist Office:                  Flanders Tourist Office                                                    Come join us. From week to week
 Headquarters for US and Canada:         (Headquarters for US and Canada)                                               we don’t know who will be blessed
  220 East 42nd Street, Suite 3402           New York Times Building                                                    with the magic touch, but we can
(34th Floor, between 2nd and 3rd Ave.)     620 Eighth Avenue, 44th Floor                                                guarantee there will always be
       New York, NY 10017                       New York, NY 10018                                                      magic.
        Tel: (212) 758-8130                      Tel: (212) 584-2336                                                                        Jerry Lemenu
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