The Jackson Sun from Jackson, Tennessee on April 4, 1980 · 24
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The Jackson Sun from Jackson, Tennessee · 24

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Friday, April 4, 1980
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6C The Jackson Sun, Jackson, Tennessee, Friday, April 4, 1 980 Leftists to free non-diplomats BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) The release of more hostages from the Dominican Republic's Embassy was expected today Good Friday in accordance with the leftist guerrillas' promise to free all their captives who were not diplomatic personnel during Holy Week. The terrorists of the M-19 organization who invaded the embassy on Nov. 27 freed a Dominican businessman and a Colombian protocol officer on Holy Thursday, leaving 25 still captive in the embassy. They included U.S. Ambassador Diego Asencio and 18 other foreign diplomats and three Colombians, a Spaniard, a Nicaraguan and a Dominican in the non-diplomatic category. The two men freed Thursday left the embassy with a rabbi who had been admitted to the building earlier in the day, presumably to visit Israeli Ambassador Eliahu Barak. The leftists said last week they would free all the non-diplomats during Holy Week in appreciation for the Roman Catholic Church's support of the "oppressed." They freed two Colombians last Sunday. Also on Thursday, the guerrillas' masked woman negotiator- held her third negotiating session in as many days with government officials, presenting them with a written response to government proposals for ending the siege, a government spokesman said. No details were released after the 15-minute session, but the talks ended with handshakes and the government representatives were smiling. A spokesman for President Julio Cesar Turbay said the negotiators would meet again Monday. The government offered earlier in the week to shift the trials of more than 300 alleged guerrillas from military to civilian courts and to invite foreign human rights groups to Colombia to investigate. I :Cf z ' . 4 i , - i h3 I -f I . , If ' I ;"V-- i f , I AP Laserphoto Police hold suspect in poison pickle plot Colombian Protocol Officer Edgar Antonio Hernandez hugs a Colombian Army colonel Thursday after walking away from the Dominican Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, to freedom. He and a Dominican, Mario Cabrales, third from right, had just been escorted to safety by Rabbi David Sharbani, second from right. Moments before, the two had been released by M-19 guerrillas who have held the Dominican Embassy for 37 days. LOS ANGELES (AP) A man acquitted less than a month ago on charges of poisoning food in an extortion plot is in custody today, accused of putting lethal doses of cyanide in pickles and teriyaki sauce on supermarket shelves to obtain diamonds and cash. Richard Quincy Williams, 46, was placed in the Riverside County Jail overnight, the FBI said, after agents seized him at his trailer home Thursday and charged him with interference with commerce by threats or violence.- ' The FBI also linked Williams to an extortion attempt made March 28 on a - La Jolla jewelry store, officials said. The recent poisonings all occurred at Safeway stores, as did a Sun City incident last May in which Williams was acquitted on March 21, authorities said. Safeway is the nation's largest supermarket chain. Williams was to be arraigned today before a federal magistrate, the FBI said. Officials had said Monday that Williams was a suspect in three recent poison-extortion attempts. Williams' attorney, John Mittrick, could not be reached for comment Thursday. He had called efforts to link Williams to the so-called Poison Pickle case "ludicrous." Pickles laden with enough poison to kill a family were found at a La Jolla Safeway store Saturday with a hand-lettered extortion note signed "The Poison Gang" attached. The jar was discovered after a man telephoned the store claiming five other items on the shelves had been tainted and saying he would identify them in exchange for 50 diamonds. An item-by-item check revealed no further evidence of contaminated food, store officials said. "The Poison Gang" struck again 24 hours later, taking credit for a bottle of tainted teriyaki sauce on the shelf at a Pacific Beach Safeway four miles from the first store. The ransom demand was later increased to 100 diamonds, and a caller threatened to spike food in "every Safeway store in the area." On Monday, the caller told employees of a Safeway in Palm Desert he had spiked a bottle of salad dressing in the market. These Prices Effective &TUKD&Y ONIY! 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