Tehran Was Never Like This

Ex-hostages seem happy, healthy in a therapeutic reunion

The Allegheny Mountains town of White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., gained a reputation as a healing center in 1778, when Amanda Anderson, long a rheumatic invalid, was placed gently into a hollowed-out tree trunk and slowly immersed in the sulfurous waters of a local spring. Suddenly she jumped out of the trunk and shouted, "I'm cured! I'm cured!" Last week, at White Sulphur Springs' stately Greenbrier resort hotel, the State Department quizzed and counseled 31 of the 53 Americans who had been held hostage in Iran. After three days of therapy and relaxation, however,...

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