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Nation/World The Salina Journal Sunday, March 31,1985 Page 5 British executive released in Lebanon , The nation BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Kidnapped British business executive Brian Levick was released unharmed on Saturday, his 16th day of captivity. British Embassy officials said Levick, 59, managing director of the Coral Oil Co. Ltd. in Lebanon, was freed at about 10:15 a.m. by a little-known group called the Khaibar Brgades. The group has claimed responsibility for several of the nine recent abductions or disappearances of foreigners in Lebanon. "He is in good health," said embassy spokesman Francis Gallagher. "He was asked to say that he was held by the Khaibar Brigades." The group's name apparently comes from a town in what is now Saudi Arabia that rejected the Islamic prophet Mohammed in the seventh century and later was overrun by Moslems. The group has not offered any explanation for the kidnappings. The Khaibar Brigades had said earlier in a statement that it held and planned to release "very soon" Britons Geoffrey Nash and Levick, and French Embassy secretary Danielle Perez, 34. Nash, 60, a metallurgist employed by the Lebanese government, was freed on Wednesday, a day after the statement was delivered to a Western news agency. He carried a statement from the Khaiber Brigades when released. The whereabouts of Perez remained unknown Saturday. Also unknown were the whereabouts of the other victims of the kidnappings that began March 14 with the gunpoint abduction of Nash. They are Terry A. Anderson, 37, chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press; three French citizens, a Dutch priest and a British U.N. employee. , Most were kidnapped in the mostly Moslem western sector of Beirut. Gallagher declined to say where Levick was let go or to give details of his captivity, adding "He would prefer not to have contact with the press today." But the release was described by a Lebanese resident of Levick's neighborhood, the Raouche section of west Beirut. The man said that on Saturday morning he saw Levick emerge from a green car about 100 yards from the Briton's home. The witness said Levick was told in Arabic, "Walk straight and don't look back," and that Levick followed instructions as the car sped away. Levick, who was abducted March 15, had several days' growth of beard, the neighbor said, adding "He looked composed." "How are you?" the neighbor said he asked Levick in Arabic. "I am good," Levick responded in the same language. The neighbor said Levick then entered his apartment building and asked about his wife, Ann, who had stayed in Beirut. Gallagher-said Levick "was treated well and is grateful for the consideration shown to him while he was held." In addition to Nash, Levick and Perez, the Khaibar Brigades have said they hold French Vice Consul Marcel Fontaine, 45, and Marcel Carton, 62, the French embassy's protocol officer and father of Perez. Fontaine was abducted on March 22 and Carton and Perez vanished the same day. The abductions of the two Britons and three French also were claimed by the Jihad Islami. 5 Hondwan justices dismissed TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Government prosecutors filed treason charges Saturday against the five new Supreme Court judges installed by Congress in its political dispute with President Roberto Suazo Cordova. The legislature, acting on the report of a commission it appointed, dismissed five of the nine Supreme Court judges Friday for alleged corruption, and appointed their replacements. It named Ramon Valladares Soto, a former interior minister, to head the new court. Hours later, police arrested Valladares Soto, took him before the First Tegucigalpa Criminal Court and then jailed him in the central prison. Criminal Court Judge Marco Antonio Lanza has six days to issue an indictment or dismiss the charge. Treason is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment. Police also tried to arrest the four other new justices, but relatives said the men were hiding. A military spokesman said Friday that Suazo Cordova had ordered the arrests. The presidential press office said Saturday that was not so, but it did not say who had issued the order. The power struggle over control of the high court, which had been solidly behind Suazo Cordova, is the latest in a growing confrontation between the president and the single-house, 82-member Congress. Suazo Cordova's Liberal Party holds a 44 seats but is badly split, with a main faction leading the fight against him. Congress President Efrain Bu Giron, 55, wants to be the Liberal Party's presidential candidate in the Nov. 27 elections, while Suazo Cordova backs Oscar Mejia Arel- lano, 70. The party will choose its candidate at its national convention April 11-14 in Comayague. Suazo Cordova said Friday that Congress' decision to replace the justices was unconstitutional and amounted to a "technical coup" because the constitution says court members cannot be removed during their four-year terms. "I trust in God that everything will be resolved very soon in a satisfactory form for the well being of the country and of our people," the president told The Associated Press. Suazo Cordova took office in January 1982, following elections that ended nearly two decades of virtually uninterrupted military rule. Valladares Solo's doctor, Rolando Gonzalez Vives, said the new chief justice "suffers from grave heart and stomach problems ... and needs constant medical attention." Greek president sworn in Saturday ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Christos Sartzetakis was sworn in Saturday as the new president of Greece in a ceremony boycotted by conservative lawmakers who claimed his election was invalid. The 56-year-old supreme court judge took the oath of office in a 10- minute ceremony in Parliament presided over by Archbishop Seraphim of Athens, Orthodox primate of Greece, and six black-robed priests. "Our country can and will go forward with labor and cooperation from all Greeks without exception," Sartzetakis said the ceremony. Sartzetakis was backed for the presidency by the ruling Socialists and was the only candidate in the election by Parliament. He won 180 votes on Friday, the minimum required for election on the third and final round of balloting by the 300- seat Parliament. Sartzetakis succeeds Constantine Caramanlis, who resigned as president earlier this month after being unexpectedly rejected by the Socialists. Nicholson buried at Arlington WASHINGTON (AP) - Army Maj. Arthur D. Nicholson Jr. was buried with full military honors under a somber gray sky Saturday at Arlington National Cemetery, a week after he was shot to death by a Soviet sentry in East Germany. A burial service on a hillside near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was watched by Nicholson's wife Karen, his 8-year-old daughter, Jennifer, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Nicholson Sr. A short distance away stood about 500 friends and military personnel who attended the funeral at a nearby chapel. Nicholson's wife and daughter followed the flag-draped coffin out of Fort Myer Memorial Chapel, where it was loaded onto a caisson drawn by six white horses and taken to the gravesite. Jennifer still clutched the yellow-haired doll she held when her father's body was flown back to Washington on Friday. At the service, Col. Roland LaJoie, commander of the liaison mission in East Germany, said Nicholson was intensely interested in bettering relations between the superpowers. He said Nicholson volunteered for the liaison job, in which soldiers are "routinely subjected to a severe test of strain and pressure." "Nick not only passed the test, he set the standard," LaJoie said. Farm foreclosure sale postponed GLENWOOD, Minn. (AP) — The twice-thwarted foreclosure sale of a farm that has become a rallying point for embattled farmers was postponed indefinitely Saturday because of concerns about a planned demonstration, an attorney said. The Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to speak at a rally to stop the sale of the Jim Langman farm, scheduled for Monday, and there were reports his presence could draw thousands of people. The decision to postpone the sale at least 30 days followed a conversation with state Public Safety Commissioner Paul Tschida, said attorney Dennis Neeser. Neeser represents The Travelers Corp. of Hartford Conn., which holds the mortgage on the farm. The sale was called off because of concern about public safety, Neeser said. Jackson said he would still appear at the rally despite the postponement of the sale. "We intend to attend," said the civil rights activist. On March 18, an estimated 600 farmers, chanting "No sale, no sale," shouted down Pope County Sheriff Gerald Moe's attempt to sell the farm. Sunken freighter becomes fish reef FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - An errant Venezuelan freighter that was beached for three months behind a Palm Beach millionaire's home sank with a roar Saturday as it was put to rest as a fish- attracting artificial reef. Ringed by hundreds of small boats packed with spectators, the Mercedes I was blown up with eight 45-pound charges of TNT shortly after noon, and sank in about 1% minutes. "There was a loud explosion with a lot of smoke," said witness Terry Renna. He said the 190-foot ship sank evenly just as the Broward County Sheriff's bomb squad had predicted, remaining horizontal as it slipped below the waves a mile off Fort Lauderdale Beach. CANDIDATE FOR Join The Following Citizens... Roy Allen Marcia & Bob Anderson Grace & Andy Andreen Eddy & Shirley Andrla Whitley & Mary Austin Chris Berkley Mrs. Betty Baxter Bob & Patty Begnoche John Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Bennett Dick & LouAnn Bergen Dr. & Mrs. Harold Bessey Jinny Bevan Katie Black Mr. & Mrs. Henry Boberg Ed & Carolyn Boyce Mrs. C.R. Brann Beth & Tim Breault Molra Brouddus Mr. & Mrs. Chester A. Brown Mary Alice Brown Steve Brown Mr. & Mrs. W.O. Brown Pete & Rosie Brungardt Tony & Loreen Bucclgrossi Mr. 8 Mrs. W.R. Bull Peggy Burgardt Ben & Marva Burgess Nathan & Dorothy Butcher Chuck & Liz Carroll Mr. & Mrs. Doug Chance Dr. David & Mary Clark Matthew Clark Blaine & Bev Cleveland Charles Cline Eldo Cline Dr. Roy & Louise Coffey Mr. & Mrs. William Cole Julie & Jim Colahan Tim & Susan Connor Mrs. Frances Covert Susan & Robert Cramer Jim & Betty Crawford Lewis 8 Helen Crawford Marilyn & Elton Crawford Wade A. Culwell Don & Helen DeLaney Don & Opal Dieckhoff Sue Dieckhoff Dave & Von Dodge Mary Louise Dodge Bismarck & Bernice D'Souza Jim & Susan DuBols Keith & Liz Duckers Harold & Lois Eagleton Beate & Bob Early Doug & Beth Edwards Elolse & Larry Edwards Jill & John Ellis Margaret Ellison Dick & Connie Emmerth Mary Beth Engleman Bob & Emily Exline Mr. & Mrs. Doug Exline Natilie Fernandez Harold & Sandy Fralzer Mr. & Mrs. F.E.Frank Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Freeman Diane French Dale & Norma Friend Bert & Ann Gagnon Chuck Gary Paula Gillman Lynn Grabner N.C. & Hazel Grant Ron & Sue Green Mr. & Mrs. James Grit Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Gunn Edith Gunnison Dallas & Marian Hamilton Mr. & Mrs. E.H. Hammontree Dr. & Mrs. Norman Harris Sue & Dan Harris Mary Jo & Don Heath Mr. & Mrs. Jack Heinen Dr. Robert & Linda Henson 'Theresa Henson Carol Hindman Erv&Lucllla Hindman Donna Hobbs Alison Hodge Missy Hodge Chuck & Dorothy Husselman Tom & Cassandra Hutchinson Virginia 11 iff David & Dorothy Jacobs Jo & Craig Jahnke Bernard & Loretta Jilka Mary & Dick Johnson George Johnson Jay Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Norman Jones Pam Karr Bob & Bev Kaufman Gall & Mary Kay Marvin Keeler Dean Keitel Bernice Klaus Leon Klaus Randy Klaus Pat Knox Steve & Cathy Koop Kelly Kresin Dr. & Mrs. Alan Kruckenmyer Dr. & Mrs. Max Lake David Lambdin Mr. & Mrs. Dwayne Larson Kathy & David Lasley Art & Kay Leckband Norman & Phyllis Llvengood CITY COMMISSION Support John Burgess For City Commission ELECT JOHN BURGESS Responsive Voice For The Citizens Of Salina Dorothy & Ted Ludes Virg Lundberg Dr. & Mrs. Jack Lungstrum Dorothy Lynch Monty & Jan Lytle David & Mary Mann Joan & Charles Mann Mr. &Mrs. Kee Mar Joe & Marcella Martin Margaret Martin Mr. & Mrs. Phil Martin Zathah & D.C. Martin Gerald & JoAnn Mattison Mr. & Mrs. Ernest May Mr. & Mrs. Rex McArthur Mr. & Mrs. Gary McCausland Ron & Nancy McClintock Jerry & Rosie McKee Kim McK'mney Doug & Susan Mergen Mary Mergen Mark & Connie Miller Mr. & Mrs. Norman Miller Dr. & Mrs. Frank Mitchell Galen & Sue Morris Bill & Sandy Mowery Bill & Peg Murray Al & Nancy Noes Mitch & Kathy Nelson Dr. & Mrs. R. Roy Nixon Mr. & Mrs. Frank Norton Ron & Connie Ochs Dr. & Mrs. Gary O'Hara David & Ann Payne Dr. & Mrs. R. D. Pennington Dick & Doris Perry Peggy Piper Doug & Mary Porter Betty Racette Harry Rediker Joyce Rediker Iris & Norman Repp Dick & Toni Renfro Jay & Joan Rexroad Gilbert Rhine Susan & Bruce Rice Donald & Joyce Rich R.J. Ripple Chris & Mike Ritter Bruce & Marcelle Roberts Dr. & Mrs. James Roderick Rev. & Mrs. Stanley Rogge Marie & Thomas L. Ruder Tom Rupp Col. & Mrs. Earl Russell Jr. Guy Ryan III Merk & Guy Ryan Rhonda & Jerry Ryan Theresa & Jim Ryan Darwin L. Sampson James B. Sampson Tom & Cathy Scheck Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Schleiger Al Schwann Mr. & Mrs. Albert Schwartz Jane Seitz Mr. &Mrs. Ben Sellers Mr. & Mrs. Dick Sheahon Harry & Martha Shimp Cindy & Jeff Shriver Mr. & Mrs. John Shuman Linda & Bruce Sikora Dr. & Mrs. Edward Simmons Harvey Sleder Bill Smith Jerry & Jean Smith Larry & Cindy Smull John & Helen Smutz Dan & Shirlene Spellman Mr. & Mrs. John Stadler Bob & Susie Stinson Kenneth & Geraldine Stephenson Neal & Wanda Steuber Frank & Charlotte Stockham Don & Darlene Streit Jim & Eilleen Suit Neil Swander Romaine Swenson Roscoe & Marilyn Swenson Mary Ann & Don Thomas George Toland Betty & Gary Trude Mr. & Mrs. Paul Vance Bob & Kathy Vidricksen Del & Shirley Walter Paul Wearing Jane & Charlie Weathers Lloyd & Lois Webb Margaret & Jim Weber Mary Pat Weese Harold & Virginia Weidman Mr. & Mrs. Jack Weisgerber Mr. & Mrs. Dan West Roger & Janet Wilbur Jeanette & Dan Wilcox Besty & Randy Wilkins Carol & Darnell Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Steve Winkelman Don & Jodi Woodruff Mr. & Mrs. Harry Woody Val Wojcik Virginia & Bernard Wojcik Col. (Ret.) William & Dorothy Wunder Gerald & Alice Woody Debbie & Rick Yerke Wm. W. Yost Ben S Peggy Zadina Clarence & Eileen Ziegler Your Vote & Support For John Would Be Greatly Appreciated Pol. adv. paid for by Burgess for City Commissioner, Don Dieckhoff, Chairman; Mary Ann Thomas, Treas.

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