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October 15, 2003 | Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer
An American college student, the first U.S. citizen ever to be extradited to South Korea, was cleared of manslaughter charges Tuesday by a Korean appellate court judge who ruled that her confession to the brutal beating of another young woman was inadmissible in court. Although prosecutors are expected to appeal to the Korean Supreme Court, the ruling appeared to set the stage for 22-year-old Kenzi Snider to return to her home in West Virginia.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2003 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
"L'auberge espagnole" literally translates as the Spanish inn, but it's also a French expression for a place where cultures are mixed together like a stew. In both meanings, it is a perfect title for French writer-director Cedric Klapisch's exhilarating comedy, for it is set in a cramped old Barcelona apartment that is home to seven foreign exchange students, each from a different country.
NEWS
September 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Harry and Brenda Greene were looking forward to having an exchange student from Germany staying in their home. But at the last minute, they were told not to meet 15-year-old Stefan Sipemann at the airport because he would not be living with them as planned. The reason: They live in a mobile home park. "Trailer trash!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A foreign-exchange student living with an Oxnard family was kidnapped and raped before being freed at an industrial complex early Monday, police said. The teenage girl was abducted at Rose Avenue and Lindsay Place across from Oxnard College shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday, police said. Police would not say how they learned of the kidnapping, only that officers found evidence of a struggle and information on where the girl had been staying at the scene. The girl was found four hours later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2000 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A student shot and wounded by police after he allegedly attempted to burglarize a Huntington Beach home was charged Monday with six felony counts, officials said. The 17-year-old, who authorities said is a Russian exchange student, made the robbery attempt using a firearm he stole from his host family, authorities said. The youth could spend as many as 22 years and four months in prison if convicted as an adult. Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN
A foreign exchange program is looking for Ventura County families to host international students. Through Academic Year in America, students spend a year living with a family and attending school in the United States. The host families provide room and board for the international students, who come from such countries as Brazil, Germany and Japan. The students, ages 15 to 18, are equipped with medical insurance and bring spending money. "Each student . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1999 | DIANE WEDNER
While Ukraine probably doesn't top the list of spring break destinations for students, 10 North Hollywood High School freshmen and sophomores have packed their bags for a trip starting Friday to the former Soviet republic. The three-week visit, including a cultural stop in Kiev, marks the first phase of an American-Ukrainian-Russian exchange program that will bring a group of Ukrainian students to North Hollywood in November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1999 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
You could tell the jet lag had worn off by their wide-open eyes. Friday was a day of amazement and wonder for six South Korean teens who visited Chatsworth High School as part of a cultural exchange program. They witnessed classes in robotics, band and computer education and even saw a jazz musical performance at nearby Lawrence Middle School. "They were amazed the students had that much talent and could learn this at school," said Chatsworth High Assistant Principal Arlene Anderson.
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