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June 17, 1988 | BY JACK MCKINNEY
It might be instructive to compare the protracted misfortune of Ireland's Joe Doherty in this country with the more celebrated plight of America's Terry Anderson in Lebanon. For three years, three months and three days, former Associated Press correspondent Anderson has been imprisoned in a grim high-rise building in southern Beirut - the longest-held hostage of the Hezbollah Shiite Moslems. Tomorrow, former Irish Republican Army member Doherty begins his sixth year of imprisonment in a grim high-rise building in lower Manhattan - the longest- held hostage of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
NEWS
June 22, 1999 | by Shantee Woodards, Daily News Staff Writer
Imagine having a career in which you follow no set rules or regulations. You do what you think is right, and if you're successful, the praise never ends. But if you make a mistake, an innocent person dies. Welcome to the world of hostage negotiations. "The idea behind negotiations is to save a life," said Sylvester Johnson, a Philadelphia deputy police commissioner and a former hostage negotiator. "You're going to do everything you possibly can to come to a peaceful solution.
NEWS
January 20, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Prominent politicians yesterday cautioned officials against swapping a Lebanese suspect in the 1985 TWA hijacking for a West German businessman abducted in Beirut. They said a trade would inspire more terrorist attacks. But an experienced West German hostage negotiator advised the government not to extradite the suspect to the United States while the businessman is held hostage. Government spokesmen in Bonn played down reports that the kidnapping in Beirut of businessman Rudolf Cordes was aimed at forcing the release of Mohammed Ali Hamadei, accused of being one of the terrorists who seized the jetliner in June 1985.
NEWS
May 7, 1993 | by Marianne Costantinou, Daily News Staff Writer
High drama came to a quiet suburban neighborhood yesterday when a man beat and kidnapped his estranged girlfriend and held her hostage at knifepoint for five hours. John Connally, 25, surrendered to Delaware County police after hostage negotiators managed to calm him after he slashed his left wrist in an attempt to kill kimself, police said. "He told negotiators that he wanted to have his girlfriend watch him die," said Clifton Heights Police Chief Ron Berry. Connally was taken to Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital in Darby, and treated for his wrist wound.
NEWS
August 5, 1989
Just as we have shared the anguish of the family of Joseph Cicippio during his ordeal as a hostage in Lebanon, we join them in their sense of relief at his life being spared. The suspense, the smashed hopes, the bitter disappointments, the frustrated fury, the tangled roller-coaster of emotions that must be ripping them up inside - how can anyone else truly comprehend what members of this Norristown family must be experiencing? The videotape of Cicippio's plea - obviously staged by his captors in Lebanon - must have been almost too much to bear.
NEWS
October 28, 1988 | By Todd Richissin, Associated Press Inquirer correspondent Mike Franolich and United Press International contributed to this article
Two murder convicts took a vocational counselor and a teacher's assistant hostage for several hours yesterday at Northern State Prison in what authorities said was a bid by the inmates to be transferred to another prison. Both hostages were released unharmed, and inmates Angel Guzman, 26, of Woodbine, and Edward Robinson, 27, of Camden, surrendered peacefully after freeing their captives, said Capt. Robert Baker of the state Department of Corrections. Annette Martin, 46, a teaching assistant, and Joan Mason, 51, a vocational counselor, both of Newark, were taken hostage at 9:07 a.m. as they conducted a teaching demonstration in the library of the year-old prison.
NEWS
June 12, 1986
Impartial facts and undisputed circumstances are rare commodities in the brutal, murky battlegrounds of guerrilla war. And so, at best, there have been only versions of how eight young West German volunteer construction workers came to be captured and held hostage for 25 days by U.S.-backed rebels in southern Nicaragua. The State Department asserted they wore military garb. The Germans asserted their "humanitarian" mission. Whatever version you accept, it is good news indeed that they have been released, apparently not much worse for their ordeal.
SPORTS
December 16, 1991 | Daily News sports writer Mike Kern from wire reports
For former hostage Thomas Sutherland, there was no better place to be yesterday than Denver's Mile High Stadium, to watch the Denver Broncos play Phoenix. A professor at Colorado State University, Sutherland was freed Nov. 18 after being held in Lebanon for 6 1/2 years by terrorists. Wearing a new orange and blue Broncos warmup jacket, he and his family were guests of the team. He spoke privately to team owner Pat Bowlen and quarterback John Elway before addressing the near-capacity crowd of 74,098 during pregame ceremonies.
NEWS
May 16, 1989 | By Michael E. Ruane, and Amy S. Rosenberg Inquirer Staff Writers
An armed bandit robbed a bank on Philadelphia's Head House Square of more than $7,000 and then took a customer hostage at gunpoint as he made his escape onto the busy streets outside yesterday afternoon, police said. The hostage, with a gun at her back and what a witnesses said was a look of terror on her face, was forced to accompany the man along Second Street for about a block before she was freed unharmed. The man later ducked into a side street, shed the clothing he had been wearing during the holdup and then disappeared, leaving behind the clothes - and more than $3,000 of the stolen money, police said.
NEWS
October 6, 1993 | By Christine Schiavo, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Bail of $1 million was set yesterday for a Chalfont man charged with sexually assaulting a 42-year-old woman and holding her hostage for 16 hours Monday in her home in Warminster Township. Paul Mutch, 27, is charged with two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, two counts of criminal trespass, burglary, and 14 misdemeanor counts for allegedly breaking into the home on Woods Lane and holding the woman, her four young children and her teenage nephew at knife-point.
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April 30, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
The morning after Paul Jordan was expelled from a Montgomery County fire company, he returned to the firehouse. He pulled out a gun, ordered his former colleagues to sit on the floor in the basement, and fired a shot into the wall just inches from one firefighter's head, Mark Logan, president of the LaMott Fire Company, recalled. "He said, 'Some will leave. The others will leave in bags, including myself,' " Logan testified at a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Jordan, 25, of Philadelphia, wiped tears from his eyes as Logan recounted the March 31 hostage-taking.
NEWS
April 2, 2015 | By Jessica Parks and Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former volunteer firefighter in Montgomery County held four fellow firefighters hostage at gunpoint Tuesday morning before being taken into custody, Cheltenham Township police said. Police Chief John Norris said Paul Jordan, 25, had been fired from the LaMott Fire Company in Elkins Park the day before. Jordan allegedly entered the unlocked fire station Tuesday morning with a 9mm handgun and held the other men hostage in the basement for about an hour before surrendering, police said.
NEWS
September 26, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Gloucester Township man told police he was held hostage during a home invasion Wednesday morning, causing a lockdown of nearby schools and a police K9 search for a suspects. Police responded about 10:55 a.m. to a home along York Terrace after a neighbor called 911 to report suspicious activity at the home. Police found two people inside and took them into custody. No weapons or drugs were found, but police said the incident was possibly drug-related. The man who said he was taken hostage was not injured, nor were the two suspects, police said.
NEWS
April 15, 2014
More than 3.7 million jobless Americans may be learning how it feels to fruitlessly search for work, find meals at a food pantry, and skip paying bills for the first time. Out of work for six months or more, they are the long-term unemployed, about two million of whom can't get extended unemployment benefits because House Speaker John Boehner won't post a bipartisan bill passed by the Senate. Federal unemployment funds traditionally kicked in once a worker exhausted his state benefits, typically after 26 weeks.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | BY WENDY RUDERMAN & BARBARA LAKER, Daily News Staff Writers rudermw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5924
CLARENCE SHUFORD's prison was one without bars. There was no escape from the hands of his "caretaker. " Whenever the frail and timid Shuford, who is intellectually disabled, tried to leave — once by trying to jump out a second-floor window — Barbara Floods allegedly beat him with belts, sticks, electrical cords or her bare fists. For years, Floods, 48, not only controlled Shuford, 47, she controlled his money. Because Social Security had named Floods as Shuford's "representative payee," she collected Shuford's monthly disability benefits.
NEWS
November 17, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
MEDIA The embattled mayor of Marcus Hook was convicted Friday of charges that he fired a gun in his home while holding a 20-year-old friend hostage. James Schiliro was found guilty in Delaware County Court of recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, official oppression, and furnishing liquor to a minor. In February, Schiliro, who had been drinking, had a police car bring a former neighbor to his home, compelled him to drink wine, and would not let him leave.
NEWS
November 16, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was the kind of call that would stop the heart of even a seasoned police officer. The man informed 911 dispatchers that he was being held hostage by a gunman with an AR-15 rifle and explosives strapped to his body, who was threatening to shoot any responding authorities. While the tale was a fake, the call was not. On Wednesday, a 22-year-old Delaware County man, a volunteer firefighter, was arrested in what law enforcement officials call a "swatting" incident, in which a false 911 call is made to generate a SWAT-team response.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A DELAWARE COUNTY man who considered himself a big deal in the online hacking community lied to a 9-1-1 dispatcher in September, claiming he was being held hostage, because he wanted to raise his status among hackers, authorities said yesterday. Michael Adams Jr., 22, of Marple, was charged with falsely reporting weapons of mass destruction, false alarms to an agency of public safety and related offenses for the Sept. 16 incident, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office announced.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* MOM. 9:30 tonight, CBS3. * HOSTAGES. 10 tonight, CBS3. * THE BLACKLIST. 10 tonight, NBC10.   DYLAN McDermott and James Spader aren't in David E. Kelley country anymore. The former stars of, respectively, "The Practice" and "Boston Legal" square off tonight as antagonists in rival conspiracy thrillers, CBS' "Hostages" and NBC's "The Blacklist," in which each plays a federal agent who's gone rogue. In the case of Spader, who plays a reptilian figure called Raymond Reddington, who's also known as "The Concierge of Crime," the going rogue part is long over.
NEWS
September 18, 2013
HOUSE Republican leaders are having trouble stopping their colleagues from shooting themselves in the foot - again. Having failed to approve any of the 12 annual appropriations bills that fund federal agencies, Congress has to pass a stop-gap spending bill by Sept. 30 to keep much of the federal government from shutting down. But rank-and-file Republicans in the House are resisting their leadership's proposed stop-gap because it wouldn't necessarily block funding for the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a/k/a ObamaCare.
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