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April 18, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nguyen Thi Dong has never heard of Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan and has never worn a pair of sneakers. But she knows this for sure: Her assembly-line job at the Nike plant here rescued her from poverty. It is a job she wants to keep for "10 years anyway, maybe forever." Dong, who is 27 and has a seventh-grade education, lives with her parents in a small house that has electricity and a TV. When the prices of rice and chicken are low, she can save a few dollars from her $42 monthly paycheck.
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April 18, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nguyen Thi Dong has never heard of Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan and has never worn a pair of sneakers. But she knows this for sure: Her assembly-line job at the Nike plant here rescued her from poverty. It is a job she wants to keep for "10 years anyway, maybe forever." Dong, who is 27 and has a seventh-grade education, lives with her parents in a small house that has electricity and a TV. When the prices of rice and chicken are low, she can save a few dollars from her $42 monthly paycheck.
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