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Near kidnapping ends local youth's exchange experience

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Christin Casa De Calvo didn't have the kind of experience that organizers describe when promoting international youth exchange programs.


She was supposed to return from India next spring feeling that the world is a friendly place, ready for a lifetime of international understanding.

Instead, she arrived home Sept. 8, shaken by anti-American hostility directed her way and an attempt to kidnap her.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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