A8 MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2001 THE SAUNA JOURNAL Family / Parents sought better life for raising kids FROM PAGE A1 The Korenmans arranged a January 2000 trip that included among the travelers Bethany students and Lindsborg residents. They plan to take 38 people to Russia in May Mike Mitchell, interim Bethany president, said the Ko renmans' efforts are a big help for the college. "Any time our students experience other cultures and ways of learning everybody grows," he said. Mitchell said the Korenmans first were hired for their academic expertise. But in addition to arranging trips, their cultural background makes them good employees. Tamara, for example, helps students struggling in their classes. "She is very determined and has expectations of these students," Mitchell said. She also has confidence in them. Many are athletes who need help making time to do everything. "They're not lazy Most of them are busy and need someone else to help them get through it," and she matches them up with successful students for tutoring, Tamara said. Not a career move It wasn't career concerns that brought the Korenmans to the United States. "As a woman, my biggest concern is my family," Tamara said. About the time the couple started their family in the mid- 1980s, the politics and economy • MASSACHUSETTS State to get first female governor By The Associated Press BOSTON — An expectant mother will become Massachusetts' first woman governor this week and the state's second lieutenant governor in a row to take the helm in midterm. Jane Swift, 35, who is expecting twins in June, will take over Tuesday after Gov Paul Cellucci resigns to become U.S. ambassador to Canada. Cellucci, then a lieutenant governor himself, took charge in 1997 when Gov. William Weld resigned to pursue an unsuccessful nomination as ambassador to Mexico. Even her allies concede Swift faces considerable challenges beyond juggling her job, childbirth and parenting three small children. An October poll showed only 20 percent of the 400 likely voters surveyed held a favorable view of her, while 46 percent viewed her unfavorably. H -sn^n;^ Pool School of Russia changed. Misha worked as a high school chemistry teacher and Tamara was an elementary school teacher But food shortages made it difficult to buy what they needed. Tamara remembers going to the market at 4 a.m. to get milk before the small supply was gone. "Nothing was functioning normally," she said. "There were too many problems, and we were trying to raise two little kids." Daughters Sophia, 14, and Polina, 10, were born a couple years after the shortages started. They were 7 and 3 when the family immigrated to the United States. Misha met Wright in Russia at the first-ever conference between Russian and American science teachers. Wright, a science education professor at K- State, said it was their shared interest that got them talking, sometimes through gestures because neither spoke the other's language. "He was a chemistry teacher, and my background is in chemistry and biology," Wright said. "We began a dialogue about science teaching and attended some of the same sessions. I was curious about how he taught science in Russia." Then Misha organized an exchange program, and Wright came. They became friends and colleagues of a sort. Wright asked the Korenmans if they Resident Profile Eva came to CLC in 1995 from Idaho. Eva was a Licensed Practical Nurse in Idaho and she enjoyed working with her patients. She is a very caring person and she always has a kind word to say about everyone. Eva likes to visit with other residents at CLC and she always says something that brings a smile to their face. Staff and residents alike are very glad Eva has joined us here at CLC. 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Of course we would go. We couldn't wait," Tamara said. She said they still value the Russian culture, but they needed to live somewhere that made raising children easier. They secured visas and packed up in 1994. They moved in with Wright the first month."Then they found student housing," Wright said. Tamara said she still gets goose bumps when she thinks of all the help the Wrights and others at the university gav6 them, including new furniture and appliances. Now that they have a five- bedroom home in Lindsborg, the Korenmans have Bethany exchange students from the former Soviet Union over for visits. Sometimes students want to see some Russian movies, and other times they want to eat Russian food. Sophia and Polina take in American and Russian culture. They speak both languages. Sophia's first experience in school was in Manhattan because Russian schools begin at age 7. Her first year, she was placed in second grade but took reading with the first-graders. 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