Amor & Jur Kucha [pronounced “Koo-cha”] hail from South Sudan, E. Africa; but since the late 1990’s, and their marriage in October of `99, they’ve been proud to call Minnesota their home. Jur is a translator at Mayo Clinic, and Amor is employed by Reichel Foods; but their full-time jobs (on different shifts!) coupled with rearing four active children, ages ranging from 3 to 11, seem to leave them with little time for such pleasurable activities as reading. “But our children love the Library and are good readers,” says Amor with a mother’s pride. Jur has been very busy this year helping to rally the local Sudanese-American community to be supportive of his native region’s newly achieved independence. The Kuchas join other new Americans who still celebrate their homeland, while being active members of the Rochester community.