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Ukrainian Journalists from Kirovohrad, February 2004

We enjoyed an interesting day on Tuesday, February 10, 2004. These ten visitors arrived in Newton at 10:00 am and went directly into an orientation by Newton City government.

At Noon the group moved to the Radisson Hotel where IRIS and OPEN hosted a luncheon.

Newton City Administrator provides information about the city

Newton City Administrator provides information about the city

Barry Hurto, Viktor Krupskyi, Dave Pitz, Tom Mott, Liubov Lukaintseva, Natalia Selstska, Fritz Kramer, Larry Hesson and Joan Hesson

Barry Hurto, Viktor Krupskyi, Dave Pitz, Tom Mott, Liubov Lukaintseva, Natalia Selstska, Fritz Kramer, Larry Hesson and Joan Hesson

Vladimir Bassis, Marvin Campbell, Natasha Campbell, Halyna Shevchenko, Carroll Bennett, Nadiya Chushkina, Tetyana Drozdova and Joan Tyler

Vladimir Bassis, Marvin Campbell, Natasha Campbell, Halyna Shevchenko, Carroll Bennett, Nadiya Chushkina, Tetyana Drozdova and Joan Tyler

Elina Moroko, Iryna Balashova, Liybov Lukiantseva, Nadiya Chushkina, Svitlana Shmuratova, Svitlana Naumova, Natalia Seletska, Halyna Shevchenko, Tetyana Drozova and Viktor Krupskyi

Elina Moroko, Iryna Balashova, Liybov Lukiantseva, Nadiya Chushkina, Svitlana Shmuratova, Svitlana Naumova, Natalia Seletska, Halyna Shevchenko, Tetyana Drozova and Viktor Krupskyi


Ukrainian journalists with some OPEN Board members

Ukrainian journalists with some OPEN Board members

After lunch the interns spent one hour at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Ina Heidemann's class. Ina enjoys meeting visitors from other lands and cultures and that same feeling seems to exist with her students.

The final lap of this whirlwind trip in Newton was a visit at the Newton Daily News. There the interns learned about the procedures and methods of selling advertising.

We, the OPEN Board, enjoyed their stay in Newton. We hope they found their time well spent. We hope they can return someday or maybe OPEN will visit them in the home towns in Ukraine.

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