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November 26, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a few dollars begged from an old acquaintance and a half-baked plan for reaching the West, Ilona Petrescu huddled with her two children on a sooty platform of Keleti station to await the late-night train to southern Hungary. Keleti, a catch basin for East European drifters, had been her home off and on for months. But spurred on by Budapest's waning hospitality for foreign homeless and fear of deportation back to Romania, Petrescu and her family had decided to change course. "My son is ill.
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November 26, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a few dollars begged from an old acquaintance and a half-baked plan for reaching the West, Ilona Petrescu huddled with her two children on a sooty platform of Keleti station to await the late-night train to southern Hungary. Keleti, a catch basin for East European drifters, had been her home off and on for months. But spurred on by Budapest's waning hospitality for foreign homeless and fear of deportation back to Romania, Petrescu and her family had decided to change course. "My son is ill.
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