The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 20, 1986 · Page 8
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Salina, Kansas
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Monday, January 20, 1986
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The Salina Journal Monday, January 20,1986 Page 8 Vietnamese children to rejoin mother FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Xuan Thi Nguyen has dreamed of her children every night since she left them behind in Vietnam seven years ago. This week, Nguyen's dream of seeing her children will come true when she is reunited with two of them. "I'm so excited — I cry, so happy," said Nguyen, 35. "My children, when I left them, were very young." Nguyen Vu Chinh, an adopted 10- year-old boy, and Tran Thanh Quynh, a 9-year-old girl, are expected to arrive Tuesday in Alaska. They were released Saturday by the Vietnamese government after a plea by Sen. Frank Murkowski, R- Alaska. Murkowski went to Vietnam to lead a U.S. congressional delegation that asked the Vietnamese to help resolve the cases of Americans listed as missing in action from the Vietnam War. Vietnam's foreign minister told them no Americans were being held against their will in the communist country. Tran Thanh Quynh, 9, and Nguyen van Chinh, 10, prepare to leave Hanoi to be reunited with their mother in the U.S. But Murkowski also brought to Hanoi a plea from Nguyen that her children be allowed to leave her homeland. Nguyen has exchanged letters with her children, but she has not spoken to them since she left Vietnam. "I saw them in my dreams," she said.' 'Every night, I talk to them in my dreams. It's almost real now." She didn't want to go into detail about her separation from her children or her escape from Vietnam, fearing that might jeopardize the reunion or cause problems for family members still in the country. She also would not talk about why another daughter, Nguyen Thi Ha, 10, will remain in Vietnam. "I would like my children to come here and I would like to protect my family," she said. "I would like them to have a peaceful life." Nguyen — who is from Tay Ninh, about 55 miles north of Ho Chi Minn city, formerly Saigon — said she escaped from Vietnam "overland" to a refugee camp in Thailand. In the camp, she met a cousin, Tong Vo Nguyen, who had worked as an interpreter in Vietnam for J.B. Carnahan, now a Fairbanks police officer. U.S., communist officials finish MIA talks VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) - The parting toasts were cordial, but little new information emerged Sunday from talks between a U.S. congressional delegation and Laotian officials on the issue of 556 Americans still missing in action in Laos from the Vietnam War. After the talks, all four U.S. lawmakers said the Laotian government rejects the possibility of Americans entering Laos to conduct joint investigations of possible sightings of living Americans. The lawmakers, representing the Senate and House of Representatives veterans affairs committees, met for two hours with Soubanh Sritthirath, the vice minister of foreign affairs, and then for less than an hour with Foreign Minister PhounSipaseut. The delegation was winding up a visit to the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos. It was led by Sen. Frank Murkowski, R-Alaska, accompanied by Sen. Dennis DeC- oncini, D-Ariz.; Rep. Bob McEwen, R-Ohio; and Rep. Michael Bili- rakis, R-Fla. Murkowski is chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Since the war ended in 1975, 806 "live sightings" of Americans in Indochina have been reported, mostly by refugees, according to U.S. government records. Investigations have ruled out the possibility of living Americans in all but 95 reports, including 13 re- ported sightings in Laos, U.S. officials say. A total of 2,441 Americans are listed as missing in action from the Indochina conflict — 1,797 of them in Vietnam, 556 in Laos and 88 in Cambodia. Murkowski said he and his colleagues pressed the Laotians to allow independent verification of their claim that no American MIAs are alive in Laos. DeConcini said he asked at both meetings for the United States to be allowed to send observers with Laotian teams to the area of the live sightings in Laos. Phoun refused, because his government has said there are no living Americans, DeConcini said. McEwen proposed that an international inspection team from the Red Cross or the United Nations accompany Laotian searchers,'but he said Phoun bristled at the idea. Murkowski said he suggested to the foreign minister the possibility that some Americans might be living hi Laos but "not in your control." Murkowski quoted Phoun as saying his government conducted an extensive national census last year that found no Americans, and that notices had been distributed throughout Laos asking people for information on Americans. The congressional delegation planned to head home to Washington on Tuesday. For Life insurance, check with State Farm. • Permanent Life. • Term Life. • Retirement, pension and group plans. • Universal Life. FRED ROTHE 221 S. Santa Fe Salina, Ks. 827-1707 Like a good neighbor. State Farm is there STATE FARM INSURANCE U.S. woman joins Soviet husband FRANKFURT, West Germany (AP)—A Massachusetts woman was reunited Sunday with her Soviet husband after a three-year separation, and two other Soviet men prepared to join their American wives in the United States. Edith Luthi, 31, of Holliston, Mass., hugged her husband, Michael lossel, after he arrived at a Frankfurt air-. port from Leningrad. Luthi and lossel were married in August 1981, while she was studying Russian in the Soviet Union. She left for home in 1982 and had not seen her husband since. lossel was accompanied by Leonid Ablavsky, who is to fly today to the United States for a reunion with his wife, Robin Rubendunst of New York City's Brooklyn borough. A third Soviet citizen, Alexi Lodi- sev, arrived in Frankfurt earlier Sunday from Moscow en route to a reunion with his wife, Sandra Gubin of Kalamazoo, Mich. The three men are the latest Soviet citizens who have been allowed to rejoin family members in the West after the U.S.-Soviet summit meeting in Geneva in November. For Lease Space formerly occupied by the Diet Center in Kraft Manor 211 W. Cloud Phone 827-7020 MHRTin LUTHER KlflGJR January 15,1929-Rpril 4,1968 A man of vision. A man of dreams. A man who was not afraid to work to make his visions and dreams come true. May his dreams live on. 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Quick drying. Bond white color. Reg. $1.04 SALE PRICE #564 75 18 ml. bottle PERMA PRODUCTS Portable Storage File Box 12"x15" size. May be used for letter or legal size. #1215. Reg. $3.10 SALE PRICE Hanging Folders ESSELTE PENDAFLEX Hanging Frames in standard green, one-fifth cut, with plastic tabs. Regular SALE Letter size #4152 1/5 $8.80 Legal size #41531/5 $10.20 $O40 O $A70 ' V Adjustable to drawer length. LEGAL Reg. SIZE $4.40 LETTER Reg. $A50 SIZE $3.95 £, OPEN THURSDAYS TIL 8 P.M. SCHOOL SKCULTV SUPPLT, INC. 214 S. Santa Fe Downtown Salina 825-1641

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