Notebook: Dec. 4, 2000

FOLLOW-UP Maybe They Could Have A Play Date at Fidel's

Almost a year to the day after Florida fishermen pulled Elian Gonzalez from the sea, there emerges an Elian-in-reverse. On Nov. 12 five-year-old Floridian JONATHON LOREN COLOMBINI illegally entered Cuba with his mother, Cuban-born Arletis Blanco Perez, her boyfriend and their 18-month-old daughter. Blanco wants to stay.

Jonathon's father, Jon Kenneth Colombini, wants his boy back. "I don't think [Cuba is] a place for a child who has spent the first five years of his life in the United States, and knows the possibilities that exist for him here," he says.


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