Homeward Bound?

A court decision may bring Elian closer to being reunited with his father in Cuba

Among all the images of six-year-old Elian Gonzalez that we've seen since he was rescued from the Atlantic last Thanksgiving, the most poignant is his handwriting. Lawyers for Elian's Miami relatives--who refuse to send him back to his father in communist Cuba--had the boy himself sign court papers seeking U.S. asylum. Elian, they said, is capable of deciding where he wants to live. But the first-grader's crude letters betray his tender mind, like the Power Rangers in his toy box. Last week Miami Federal Judge K. Michael Moore dismissed the relatives' case and agreed with Attorney General Janet Reno that only...

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