Vietnam orphan, author to speak

Once a child airlifted to another land by Betty Tisdale, who rescued him and about other 200 orphans from Vietnam just before Saigon fell in 1973, Jason Robertson will speak of his experiences Thursday at the Phenix City-Russell County Library, 1501 17th Ave.

Robertson today has a family of his own and has written a book, "A Love Beyond Explaining, an orphan's journey from rice to grits." He will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the library in Phenix City, and light refreshments will be served. For more on Robertson, visit his Web site at www.ricetogrits.com.