25 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

From the col­lege stu­dent at home in Cen­tre­ville to the se­nior editor of USA To­day in Vir­ginia peo­ple are pack­ing their bags and will soon be on their way to see what was the Soviet Union and what is now un­fold­ing.

And in the newly cre­ated Com­mon­wealth of In­de­pen­dent States, of­fi­cials from its agri­cul­tural news­pa­per plan to visit the Del­marva Farmer news­pa­per in Eas­ton next month to see what their new cap­i­tal­ist sys­tem holds in store for them.

The United States and Rus­sia, two cold war en­e­mies, ap­pear to be build­ing an al­liance out of cu­rios­ity.

“Any­thing can be ex­pected,” said Scott Boone, a 19-year-old col­lege stu­dent from Cen­tre­ville who was pre­par­ing Mon­day to leave for Es­to­nia. Boone said he was about to en­ter his sopho­more year at Ge­orge Mason Uni­ver­sity, but de­cided in­stead to go to Rus­sia for the the third time, “just to see what’s hap­pen­ing.”

• • • Mem­bers of the Eastern Shore Del­e­ga­tion Fri­day were asked to hold the line on fur­ther cuts in state fund­ing for men­tal health pro­grams when the 1992 ses­sion of the Mary­land General As­sem­bly

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