World: The Families: New Anxieties

"This has been—this is—an ordeal. Even after it's over we'll carry the worry, the fatigue and the stress inside us. But we've learned a great deal. We've learned fortitude and patience." Thus Louisa Kennedy, a spokeswoman for the families of the 52 American hostages, summed up their emotions this week as their yearlong ordeal seemed to be approaching an end. "I look calm and controlled, but inside I'm a wreck," said Kennedy, who is the wife of Hostage Moorhead Kennedy and a founder of the Family Liaison Action Group (FLAG) in Washington, which...

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