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August 9, 1991
Kidnaped: April 17, 1986 Released: Aug. 8, 1991 Age 34, single, a native of Barnet, North London, England. Studied at Hull University in northern England and took up a career in advertising before switching to journalism. Joined Worldwide Television News as a newswriter in 1982. Was assigned to Beirut as a temporary replacement in March, 1986. Abducted by gunmen as he drove to Beirut airport to catch a flight home. His employers ordered him back after 32 days in his new post in Lebanon.
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October 27, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
In the mid-1950s mathematician John McCarthy issued a call for research on "Automata Studies," but the phrase was so bland that few people understood what he meant. So he came up with a more provocative description of the idea he was promoting. He called it artificial intelligence. McCarthy, who died at his home in Stanford on Monday at 84, became known as the father of artificial intelligence for his seminal role in defining the field devoted to the development of intelligent machines.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
In the mid-1950s mathematician John McCarthy issued a call for research on "Automata Studies," but the phrase was so bland that few people understood what he meant. So he came up with a more provocative description of the idea he was promoting. He called it artificial intelligence. McCarthy, who died at his home in Stanford on Monday at 84, became known as the father of artificial intelligence for his seminal role in defining the field devoted to the development of intelligent machines.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2009 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
A nationwide crackdown on federal income tax evasion using secret Swiss bank accounts yielded an agreement from a Malibu businessman to plead guilty to hiding at least $1 million abroad. Businessman John McCarthy is the first tax dodger in California -- and the fourth nationwide -- to be prosecuted after Switzerland's largest bank, UBS AG, agreed to reveal the identities of U.S. customers. The IRS is seeking names of more than 52,000 U.S. residents who deposited money into secret accounts though agreements with both UBS and the Swiss government.
NEWS
August 9, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Church bells rang out, champagne corks popped and tears of joy were shed Thursday to celebrate the release of British hostage John McCarthy in Lebanon. "Time can start again now," said Jill Morrell, the girlfriend he left behind five years ago when he flew to Beirut on his first foreign assignment as a television journalist. In the London journalists' church of St.
NEWS
August 27, 1990 | From Reuters
Teacher Brian Keenan, released from captivity in Beirut on Friday, had told his captors he did not want to be released unless British journalist John McCarthy was freed also. "He said 'No,' he would not go without John McCarthy. There was a big argument back and forth about it--but he had no option," said Dr. Sean Blake, who examined Keenan on his arrival here. The 39-year-old Irishman received a tumultuous welcome in Dublin on Saturday night.
NEWS
March 30, 1989
Syrian troops and their Lebanese allies bombarded Christian areas of Beirut in defiance of an Arab League appeal for a truce, while Christian Maj. Gen. Michel Aoun stepped up his vitriolic rhetoric against Syria. At least seven people were killed and 24 wounded in the day's violence in Lebanon. At a news conference at the bombed-out presidential palace, Aoun criticized U.S.
NEWS
September 6, 1989
U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon John McCarthy and his staff were evacuated from Beirut because of deteriorating relations with Christian army commander Maj. Gen. Michel Aoun and his supporters, official sources said. Two U.S. helicopters with McCarthy and his staff aboard left the heavily fortified embassy in Christian East Beirut early today, the sources said, and flew to Cyprus.
NEWS
September 9, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
The Christian government of Maj. Gen. Michel Aoun urged the United States on Friday to send its diplomats back to Lebanon, calling their evacuation a misguided reaction to rumors that they were in danger. "The Cabinet expresses its regret . . . because the U.S. Administration based its decision on illusions, rumors and erroneous information," a statement from Aoun's three-man Christian Cabinet said.
NEWS
August 22, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Relatives of Terry Waite said Wednesday that they were "comforted by the good news" they received from freed British hostage John McCarthy, who was held captive with Waite in Lebanon. In a related development, Shiite Muslim sources in Beirut said Wednesday that top Hezbollah and Iranian leaders in Tehran were discussing steps that could restart stalled U.N.-sponsored efforts to exchange Western hostages in Lebanon for Arab prisoners in Israel.
NEWS
August 18, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Freed British hostage John McCarthy on Saturday paid tribute to his former fellow prisoners in Lebanon, then left the British air base where he spent eight days recovering after more than five years in captivity. "My greatest hope is to continue our friendship in freedom together," the 34-year-old TV producer said in a farewell before leaving the Royal Air Force base at Lyneham. "I hope (it) will be soon."
NEWS
August 10, 1991 | STANLEY MEISLER and WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar and the White House still professed optimism Friday, but a mood of foreboding took hold as a full day went by without the release of a second hostage from the fundamentalist Islamic kidnapers in Lebanon.
NEWS
August 9, 1991
Kidnaped: April 17, 1986 Released: Aug. 8, 1991 Age 34, single, a native of Barnet, North London, England. Studied at Hull University in northern England and took up a career in advertising before switching to journalism. Joined Worldwide Television News as a newswriter in 1982. Was assigned to Beirut as a temporary replacement in March, 1986. Abducted by gunmen as he drove to Beirut airport to catch a flight home. His employers ordered him back after 32 days in his new post in Lebanon.
NEWS
August 9, 1991 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The release of British hostage John McCarthy in Beirut on Thursday was the result of kaleidoscopic political changes in the Middle East over the last year that are creating a new balance of power. But the reported abduction hours later of a French national in Lebanon and the assassination less than a day earlier of Iranian opposition leader Shahpour Bakhtiar in Paris underscore the volatility of that new order and the opposition to it, according to U.S. officials and Middle East analysts.
NEWS
December 25, 1988 | Associated Press
Lebanese newspapers published Christmas letters Saturday to American hostages Terry A. Anderson and Thomas Sutherland and to British captive John McCarthy from their families and friends. The U.S.-based Journalists' Committee to Free Terry Anderson urged the pro-Iranian Islamic Jihad (Islamic Holy War) to free the journalist and Sutherland "in the name of humanity."
NEWS
November 19, 1989 | From Associated Press
U.S. Ambassador John McCarthy, pulled from Lebanon 73 days ago under pressure from supporters of Christian Maj. Gen. Michel Aoun, returned Saturday and urged the rebellious Aoun to "fall in line behind civilian authority." McCarthy drove to Ehden in Syrian-controlled northern Lebanon to present his credentials to a Foreign Ministry official at the home of President Rene Mouawad.
NEWS
August 9, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Church bells rang out, champagne corks popped and tears of joy were shed Thursday to celebrate the release of British hostage John McCarthy in Lebanon. "Time can start again now," said Jill Morrell, the girlfriend he left behind five years ago when he flew to Beirut on his first foreign assignment as a television journalist. In the London journalists' church of St.
NEWS
August 9, 1991 | STANLEY MEISLER and WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Islamic Jihad released British television newsman John McCarthy after more than five years of captivity Thursday, charging him to deliver a secret letter to U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar with proposals for an end to the cruel chapter of Western hostages in Lebanon. The release of a second hostage, perhaps American journalist Terry A. Anderson, who has spent more time under terrorist detention than any other Westerner, was widely expected.
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