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   Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 11, 1987, Tokyo, Japan                                f 5BP Tax benefits military FageS and Stripes PACAF basketball tournaments get under way Page 28 Sapporo Snow nice any way you stack it Pages Voor Mn AN AUTHORIZED UNOFFICIAL PUBLICATION FOR THE PERSONNEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL WITHIN THE PACIFIC COMMAND 7 T SSfrA EDWIN 11 1Qft7 Hostages given reprieve Kidnappers put killings on hold until further notice BEIRUT AP Moslem kidnap pers said in a midnight statement Monday that they were extending until further notice their deadline for killing three Americans and one Indian held A handwritten Arabic statement signed by Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine said the deci sion was made in response to pleas from the their nationalist Lebanese organizations and the Indian The statement was delivered to the Beirut office of a Western news agency along with a picture of Robert one of the Hostage Alann Steen had said ear lier Monday that the kidnappers would kill the four at midnight unless Israel freed 400 Arab Steen said Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of which holds the four would not reconsider the death verdict or extend the We will be executed at of said in a handwritten letter addressed to the wives of the four The letter was accompanied by a photograph of Steen and notes from the two other Americans being held with A case of the furies Waves driven by winds up to 40 mph smash through The storm extended into New England and the front porch of a home on Lake points See story and photo on Page AP Steens photograph and notes were delivered to the Beirut office of a Western news We urge you all to push our government to order Israel to guarantee the release of 400 Palesti nian mujahids holy warriors before Steens letter The letter indicated the kidnappers would be satisfied with a formal commitment from Israel to free the and that the Arab prisoners would not have to be released Mon day to save the The others abducted with Steen on See Page 2 Iran deal stories conflict WASHINGTON UPI Testimony on the IranContra scandal by former national security adviser Robert hospitalized Monday af ter taking an overdose of has sharply contradicted documents and statements by others Last David D chairman of the Senate Intelli gence said parts of McFarlanes testimony strike me as McFarlane resigned as na tional security adviser in Henry a member of the House Intelligence Committee as well as the House select committee investigating the arms indi cated last week stark contradictions exist between new National Security Council documents provided to Con gress and McFarlanes There may be he Right theyre not ob In a comparison of a See Page 2 Valentines Day vows will be back to back AP Two chapels in this Smoky Mountain resort will be echoing with I dos Saturday as 71 couples ring in Valentines Day with nonstop wedding Its an unprecedented marriage said the Ed Taylor as he looked forward to working 24 hours officiating at the love Couples have reserved his Little Mountain Church chapel in the shadow of the Smoky Mountains beginning at when Mickey West and Helen Massey of recite their The next marriage ceremony is scheduled for 2 then another at 3 and another at 6 From that point the chapel is booked solid the rest of the We wanted to get a little but I dont think well get Taylor said The nondenominational wedding ceremonies normally last an but Taylor is cutting them to 30 minutes on Saturday to accommodate the Two other ministers will be available to officiate his the Rick and the Bob Couples are coming from as far as Nebraska and Ed Taylor The fee is which does not include the cost of an organist or Tennessee law requires no blood test and no waiting Taylor Every ceremony will include a sermon lasting 15 he Most of these are second Taylor I tell them that the Bible tells us that God takes our past and puts it never again to I tell them if God doesnt remember the then we need not to He marries 12 to 20 couples on a typical Saturday at the wedding which has been open for six   

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