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September 23, 2000 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Philippine government and the son of Libyan ruler Col. Moammar Kadafi cast doubt Friday on the credibility of an American being held hostage on Jolo island, saying he may be in cahoots with his captors. Jeffrey Schilling, 24, an Oakland resident who converted to Islam in 1996, has been held since Aug. 28, when he walked into the camp of Abu Sayyaf rebels, reportedly because of his fascination with Islamic revolution.
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April 13, 2001 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Philippine soldiers raided a Muslim rebel camp Thursday and rescued American hostage Jeffrey Schilling seven months after he was kidnapped. The Abu Sayyaf rebels had threatened to behead Schilling last week as a "birthday present" to Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. She responded by declaring "all-out war" on them. Brig. Gen. Diomedio Villanueva, who led the assault on the rebels on Jolo island, 600 miles south of Manila, said Schilling was in good condition.
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April 13, 2001 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Philippine soldiers raided a Muslim rebel camp Thursday and rescued American hostage Jeffrey Schilling seven months after he was kidnapped. The Abu Sayyaf rebels had threatened to behead Schilling last week as a "birthday present" to Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. She responded by declaring "all-out war" on them. Brig. Gen. Diomedio Villanueva, who led the assault on the rebels on Jolo island, 600 miles south of Manila, said Schilling was in good condition.
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September 23, 2000 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Philippine government and the son of Libyan ruler Col. Moammar Kadafi cast doubt Friday on the credibility of an American being held hostage on Jolo island, saying he may be in cahoots with his captors. Jeffrey Schilling, 24, an Oakland resident who converted to Islam in 1996, has been held since Aug. 28, when he walked into the camp of Abu Sayyaf rebels, reportedly because of his fascination with Islamic revolution.
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October 26, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Three Malaysian hostages held by Muslim rebels on a southern Philippine island were rescued after a clash between their captors and troops, officials said. The rescue leaves only American Jeffrey Schilling and a Filipino still in the hands of the Abu Sayyaf rebels. There was no word on their condition. Officials said the Malaysians were rescued after troops raided a mangrove area on Jolo island and clashed for nearly an hour with about 30 rebels.
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January 30, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Muslim rebels said that an American hostage they are holding in the southern Philippines was coughing blood and urged the government to immediately negotiate his release. A spokesman for the rebel group Abu Sayyaf gave the government 72 hours from 6 a.m. Monday local time to negotiate the release of Jeffrey Schilling of Oakland and a Philippine resort worker. Acting Defense Secretary Eduardo Ermita rejected negotiations.
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September 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 100 Muslim rebels were killed in a Philippine military assault against guerrillas holding hostages on a remote southern island, the officer commanding the operation said. But 10 days after launching the attack, troops were still looking for the 17 hostages, including Jeffrey Schilling, 24, of Oakland. Army Brig. Gen.
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September 2, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Muslim rebels who threatened to behead an American man kidnapped in the southern Philippines have demanded $10 million for his release, negotiators said. The State Department, however, has ruled out paying ransom to the Abu Sayyaf rebels for the release of Jeffrey Schilling, 24, of Oakland, who was abducted Sunday. The rebels, who have asked that food and medicine be sent for Schilling, said today that he has begun a hunger strike.
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September 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The Philippine government said it had designated a negotiator for the release of American captive Jeffrey Schilling. Munib Estino, the vice governor of Sulu province in the southern Philippines, has been assigned to deal with the Abu Sayyaf rebels for Schilling's release, said presidential spokesman Ricardo Puno. The announcement came as an Abu Sayyaf spokesman denied reports that his group was demanding $10 million in ransom for Schilling but said unidentified anti-U.S.
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January 12, 1988 | United Press International
A Mississippi woman and a Pennsylvania man received lifesaving organs Monday in a six-hour dual transplant procedure known as a "domino operation," officials said. Leslie Lacey, 21, of Kosciusko, Miss., received a new heart and lungs, and her old heart was implanted in Jeffrey Schilling, 31, of Morrisville, Pa., said Temple University Hospital spokesman Robert Villier.
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November 19, 2000 | Associated Press
Dozens of Muslim guerrillas from two groups surrendered to authorities as government forces pressed offensives against rebels in the southern Philippines, authorities said. Police said 25 members of the extremist Abu Sayyaf group gave up Saturday on Jolo island, where the rebels are holding an American and a Filipino hostage. Police were still trying to rescue Jeffrey Schilling, a Muslim convert from Oakland, and Filipino Roland Ulla, said Candido Casimiro, the police chief in Sulu province.
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April 14, 2001 | Associated Press
A California man, rescued barefoot and mosquito-bitten from Muslim rebels who threatened to behead him, denied Friday that he had conspired with the guerrillas and said he slipped from his chains as elite troops fired on his captors. Jeffrey Schilling, 25, of Oakland, wolfed down fried chicken, fried fish, an omelet, rice, a sandwich and chunks of mango in his first meal in freedom before flying to Manila to meet army generals and U.S. Embassy officials.
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