From The Publisher: Apr. 29, 1991

TIME is a magazine of lines -- not only headlines but also bylines, story lines and hairlines (those on us, which sometimes recede, and those in the magazine, which separate the columns). The magazine's great lineman is Trang Ba Chuong, who every week helps supervise the delicate work of assembling on the page all its elements. The job takes great patience and an attention to detail, but some of us haven't realized how he has applied these same virtues over the past 10 years to the enormous job of getting his family out of Saigon. Two weeks ago, eight of his...

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