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November 12, 2008

Jailed In Indonesia

Jailed In Indonesia

Three men convicted of the 2002 bombings in Bali were executed this week in Indonesia. This added to the worries of Toni Eaton. Her brother is in the same prison where the Bali bombers were held, and she's afraid some reaction in the prison will put her brother, the only American there, at risk.

John Hochstetler, Toni's brother, has been in jail in Indonesia for almost 10 years. He is serving a life sentence for drug trafficking.

Toni says conditions are hard on her brother, and she has been relentless in her efforts to get him home, even if it's only to an American prison. She talks with Dick Gordon about how John ended up in such a position, and what she's tried to do to help him.

A Better Printer

Steve Leibovitz thought he was on the brink of success. He'd found a spectacular new machine for his printing business, put down a $50,000 deposit, and got initial approval on a loan. Then there was a delay with the machine. The bank backed out of financing. Steve had already moved into a larger space, doubling his rent, in anticipation of having the new printer. Now, with things as they are in the credit market, Steve says he can't find financing anywhere. He talks with Dick about some of the more creative ideas he's tried, including putting out a newspaper ad for private financing, and praying for the printer at a drumming circle ceremony.

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