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Chronicle Telegram {Newspaper} - 1990-03-17,Elyria, Ohio Jimmy Carter More chances for hostages now Knight Ridder newspapers Damascus Syria conditions for the release of Western hostages in Lebanon have improved former president Jimmy Carter said on Friday the fifth anniversary of the kidnapping in Beirut of journalist Terry Anderson the longest held american hostage. A my own conviction is that More opportunities exist now for his release than Ever before a Carter said at the end of a private visit to Syria during which daddy he discussed the hostage Issue with president Hafez Assad. Among reasons that Carter cited for his optimism were serious efforts by Syria and Iran to gain the release of the hostages and a slow restoration of peace in Lebanon. The anniversary of Andersons abduction and optimistic statements by Iran Syria and the head of the Iran backed lebanese militias believed to be holding the hostages have combined to fuel speculation that a hos Tage release is approaching. While Carter exuded optimism in Damascus in Washington president Bush voiced pessimism apparently in a deliberate Effort to Dampen speculation about an imminent hostage release. A i wish that i could Tell you that there was a serious immediate Effort that would pay off but that in t the Case a Bush told the National newspaper association thursday further doubts about a speedy release arose thursday when a group claiming to hold three american hostages a Anderson not among them a threatened to kill them and to attack airports and airlines used to transport soviet jews to Israel the threat from islamic jihad for the liberation of Palestine came in a statement m Beirut accompanied by photographs of two of the three hostages a Alann Steen of Boston and Robert Polhill of new York the third is Jesse Turner of Boise Idaho. Although Carters remarks evoked memories of his failure to resolve the 1979-81 Iran hostage crisis the perception of the sex president has changed in the Wake of the Iran Contra affair and Carter s recent involvement in mediating International conflicts. As head of the Carter Center at Emory University in Atlanta Carter has monitored elections in Panama and Nicaragua and is trying to negotiate a solution to civil wars in Ethiopia. His trip to Syria was the second leg of a four country tour of from Page 1 a i love you daddy come Home please come Home. I love you daddy. Come Home. Send me to the circus a she be seethed. The videotape was made earlier in the week and shipped to the television stations in Beirut. Lebanese newspapers also published a letter Friday signed a a Salome and Madeleine a from the girl and her Mother Madeleine Bassil who wait in Cyprus for Andersons release. A the world without god is not the world its hell. A Home without a husband or father is not a Home its hell a the letter said. A i am always wondering if you have Ever been Able to read the letters sent to you on different occasions or even if they were read to you to let you know How much we love you and How different and difficult life is without you a is Bassil wrote. A we Are in As much Captivity Terry. Only our living space is bigger Here and it is shared by the millions. I know you will keep Well i know you will never give up. Until we meet again soon. God bless you. We love papers published the English text of the letter hoping that Anderson who did not know arabic when he was kidnapped would be allowed to read it. Anderson 42, is the chief Middle East correspondent for the associated press. He has been held longer than any of the 18 Western hostages in Lebanon. Most of the others who include eight americans have been held at least three years and the prayers offered on Friday were for All the hostages. The factions holding captives Are affiliated with the iranian backed Hezbollah or party of god made up of shiite moslem zealots following the anti Western teachings of the late iranian Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini a Hezbollah prayer Leader speaking at a rally in Lebanon on Friday said a we in Hezbollah Are regarded As terrorists and kidnappers of innocent people. America Israel and France taught us to kill they kidnapped us and kidnapped thousands of people our hostages Are More than theirs a a the abduction of one american is the end of the world but no one cares about the abduction of a whole nation a Sheik Mohammed Khatoun said As about 2,000 sympathizers chanted islam s cry of a Falla he Akbar a Bushes and says meet president and mrs. George Bush meet with Peggy say and her husband David Friday in the White House family quarters. Peggy say is Terry Andersons sister. The Middle East his fourth visit to the Region since he left office in 1981. Before leaving Damascus Friday for Jordan and Israel Carter said he had broached the Lebanon hostage Issue in conversations thursday with Assad and his foreign minister Farouk Shara. A president Assad and. Shara made it Clear to me that Syria will do everything possible to help win the release of the hostages a Carter said. Bush decries merciless act Washington Apas friends family and fellow journalists offer prayers for Terry Andersons Freedom. President Bush deplored the a merciless imprisonment of . Hostages but offered no Hope for a speedy in to their ordeal. Bush promised Andersons sister Peggy say who has devoted the five years to bringing the journalists Captivity to the worlds attention that he would a take advantage of All legitimate opportunities to free the captives. The president said he has a a heavy heart when he thinks of the hostages a and said he thinks of them often. Lorain native Anderson 42, chief Mideast correspondent for the associated press was seized on March 16, 1985, in Beirut where he had been reporting that City a chaos. His daughter was born shortly thereafter and he has never seen her. Bush did not attend the ceremony at Lafayette Park across the Street from the White House but sent mrs. Say a letter saying a i intend to keep open lines of communications with All parties including Iran Wio have influence Over hostage children sing let them go free Waltham mass. A to the tune of a America a 400 students on Friday Sang out a plea for Freedom for Terry Anderson and the other american hostages in Lebanon in their second annual american hostage Day Assembly the students at South Middle school Sang a a my country can to you see a those losing Liberty a please bring them Home a we can to forget their plight a we want them in our sight a god using All your might elsewhere Eric Anderson foreground a Cousin Oitt Rry Anderson leads a group of school children in a Cerenio it in la Layette Park near the White House Friday. A let them go the ceremony was sponsored jointly by the school and by the society of professional journalists chapter at Emerson College in Boston. It was the final Day of Emerson colleges a Terry Anderson week a which featured a series of events to Call attention to the plight of the hostages fridays speakers my Ludd Jeremy Levin a former Cable news network Bureau chief in Beirut who himself was held hostage for almost a year Friday was the fifth anniversary of Andersons kidnapping in Beirut the Lorain Ohio native is the longer held of eight american hostages m Lebanon in Batavia supporters Pray fast hang ribbons Batavia . Apr yellow ribbons Hung from Trees signs and Telephone poles in Terry Andersons Hometown Friday As relatives friends and strangers fasted and prayed for the release of the journalist held hostage in Lebanon. A 24-hour fast begun by about Iso people thursday night in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park 40 Miles to the West was broken Friday night Ata service at the Genesee country mall in downtown Batavia a i hereby commit myself to one Day of prayer and fasting for Terry a release and the release of Al innocent human beings held ii stage anywhere in the world a read pledges signed by the faster on Friday the fifth anniversary of Andersons abduction m Beirut. They included Penny Anderson. Terry a sister in Law and Carl Anderson a Cousin two of the few relatives still living in this town of 17,000 in new Yorkus Dairy country. Also fasting was Anne Zickl who has never met Anderson but has become a Leader of local efforts to win his release. A Terry is dying a slow death in Lebanon a Stephen Hawley a Genesee county legislator and High school classmate of Andersons said at the service Here a the time has come for All governments who have any influence Over the captors to heed our pleas and our prayers. Release Terry Anderson. Release All the hostages now a Hawley said. Anderson left Batavia in 1965 to join the Marine corps. His subsequent career As a journalist kept him abroad for most of his working life his sister Peggy say said the last time Anderson visited Batavia May have been for their mothers funeral in 1977, from Page 1 Anderson the chief Middle East correspondent for the associated press has been held by the moslem extremist group islamic jihad. Longer than any of the other eight hostages in Lebanon a five years a great big hunk out of Terry a life Quot said Jack Lavriha the chairman of the free Terry Anderson Campaign a a it a five years of living with zealots who Don t give a Damn about humanitarian concerns we must keep praying and not give up Hope Quot Leila Arden also a first Cousma to Anderson said maintaining Hope is important especially since she believes the negotiations for her Cousin Ltd release Are picking up a a in a hopeful that something will happen a Arden said a not immediately of course in truth we re closer than we be Ever been we re Here for Terry but i want All of the hostages out All of them have families its just an injustice As a hostage your life is going on All around you but you can to live it a Veriha said Andersons family has experienced a great Deal of heartache and suffering Anderson has lost his brother. Glenn in and father Glenn orto cancer family members say Terry Anderson has yet to find out about their deaths Lorain mayor Alex m Olejko said some of that pain was shown f riday morning with television broadcast of Andersons 4 vis year old daughter Salome who begged h a father whom she has never seen to come Home a if All the rulers of the world could have heard Thal voice it would move them faster to work for his release than any other Power a Olejko said adding Thal Andersons daughter should go before the United nations to put an end to such violence Andersons cousins Arlene Perusek of Lorain and Arden placed a Large yellow ribbon of Hope around the City s Flag pole during the ceremony James Anderson the commander of the vow Post 451 in Lorain also spoke and thanked the City s residents for their support the presentation ended but the City plans on keeping Ander son s memory alive a a let a Hope that next March 16, Terry a standing Here m Lorain next to Jack Lavriha with his daughter at his Side Olejko said from Page 1 son does on the outside after being incarcerated. Unwin said Byam earned Honor status while being held in the Hocking correctional Institute. Making him eligible for the program she added that the program is not an easy one a the rules in a Halfway House Are even stricter than in prison with checking in and drug and alcohol screening Quot she said a a lot of people fail on the smallest thing like being five minutes late a Byam would be returned to prison if the terms of the furlough were not met she said the exact location where Byam will be housed and where he will be employed Are kept confidential to avoid additional publicity Unwin said his Case can still go before the parole Board for possible Early release from the prison sentence she said no Daie has been set for a Shock parole hearing Byam pleaded guilty m Tuii 27, 1989, to the felony charge which ail god h a it id automobile repair a a hops a n s personal vehicles and Ihl i lad them pad City Bills to a the repairs he was also Ducci Sirj of pressuring City vendors to but merchandise from his san my goods m or City business in Exchange for i plea he bribery charge Iropoli and Byam agreed to take a polygraph test on the matters of pub lie corruption a test he botched according to the county prosecutors office by taking a dose of valium an hour before the test was administered in october Lorain county common pleas court judge Floyd d Harris refused to Grant Byam Shock probation after he served 90 Days m prison a Hron Iele a Ingrani March 17, 1990 no. 76 founded july 24,1829 a c Hudnutt publisher 1927-1950 How to Contact us circulation blurt non toil area 329 7000 1 800 846 6397 Publ shr a editor Effii it Rol to Rutor Monn Tinq tailor Edi Lorton pa9� editor Dit i t6� circulation Monomer of Arthur d Huri Rivitt Timothy m Sobecks Arnold Miller Andrew v Rickman a Jack e Weaver Gary co Arl Arthur d Hudnul Oberlin violinist sets recital sunday Oberlin Kathleen Winkler will present a faculty recital sunday in Warner concert Hal o the conservatory of music at Oberlin College performing with her will be guest pianist Anne pm person Winkler is an associate professor of violin at of Erim the free program ail Iru nid Mozart a sonata in k Mesnar k 304. 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