Archive for Tuesday, October 23, 1990


October 23, 1990


There were numerous positive spin-offs from the recent Lawrence visit by 250 citizens of the Soviet Union, and chances are, there are many other dividends still to surface from the unprecedented visit.

However, most local families who had the good fortune to serve as hosts for the visitors will be quick to say that perhaps the single most evident "positive" coming out of the weeklong gathering is for Lawrence residents to be given further evidence of just how fortunate we are to be Americans living in the United States.

Our country, our system of government, our standard of living and our freedoms all of which too many of us take for granted are special and wonderful. The frank admissions by numerous Soviet visitors about the many hardships and shortages today in the U.S.S.R. should have caused local residents to have even greater appreciation of the blessing of being an American citizen.

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