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SS4( unt °n Nissan r 10% dis- n-Nissan ented at ■ e customers 775-1500 4T za WAY Jailed journalist held in prison for dissidents MOSCOW (AP) — For two hours each clay, Nicholas Daniloff exercises on a caged rooftop above the drab working-class apartments surrounding Lefor tovo Prison, which once held U-2 pilot Gary Powers and Soviet dis sident author Alexander Solzhe nitsyn. The rest of his day is confined either to the room where a KGB colonel conducts painstaking in terrogations or to the 8-by-10 foot cell where Daniloff passes time with books about the Rus sian revolutionaries exiled to Si beria in 1825. Four times in his 1 1 days at Le fortovo, Daniloff has been shaved and brought to an ornate recep tion room. There, he has met with his wife, son, a U.S. diplomat and his boss under the supervi sion of KGB Col. Valery Sergo- deyev and a Soviet translator. From her visits, Mrs. Daniloff has been able to give reporters a glimpse into her husband’s exis tence in Lefortovo, where he was charged by a military tribunal with three counts of espionage. The picture she painted was one of unrelenting isolation and psychological pressure from al most daily interrogation. The military prison, notorious among Muscovites as the deten tion place for foreigners accused of spying and for Soviet dissi dents, stands behind walls topped with metal spikes. A prison was first built in 1880 on the site where Lefortovo and Energy streets now intersect in eastern Moscow. Daniloff: Soviets may release him pending ‘spy’ trial MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed Ameri can reporter Nicholas Daniloff said Wednesday Soviet investigators liked the idea of releasing him to the custody of the U.S. ambassador pen ding his trial on spying charges, a colleague said. Soviet authorities made clear, however, that the release would have to be reciprocal, the colleague, Jeff Trimble, quoted Daniloff as saying. Authorities did not mention di rectly the case of Gennadiy Zakha rov, a Soviet United Nations em ployee arrested last month in New York and indicted Tuesday on three counts of espionage, Trimble quoted Daniloff as saying. Daniloffs wife, Ruth, has alleged Soviet authorities framed her hus band in response to the Zakharov ar rest. KGB investigators told Daniloff that a suggestion that he be freed pending his trial “was a good idea, (that) what was needed is a cooling- off period,” Trimble quoted his col league as saying. Daniloff, the 5Tyear-old Moscow bureau chief of U.S. News & World Report, was arrested Aug. 30 and in dicted Sunday. If convicted, he could face the death penalty. He has denied the allegations. He made his comments in a phone call from Lefortovo Prison to nis wife, who was at the office of U.S. News & World Report. Investigators of the KGB secret police were with Daniloff when he placed the call. Trimble, with the consent of the Daniloffs, listened to the conversation at the office of the Mourners pray for 21 massacre victims ■ ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — In the temple still stained with the blood of the dead, more than 1,000 If mourners said final prayers Wednesday for the 21 victims of a terrorist massacre at Istanbul’s larg est synagogue. H Women, their heads covered in black shawls, wailed as rabbis read Jewish prayers, including one asking revenge for the death of innocent people and another normally said during war. ■ "Those worshipers who lost their lives had not even the time to realize and understand why they were cho sen as targets for such a brutal slaughter,” said Jak Veissid, legal ad viser to Istanbul’s chief rabbi. With helmeted riot police stand ing in front of the lectern, Israel’s chief Sephardic rabbi, Mordechai Eliyahu, solemnly read out the names of the 21 men gunned down by terrorists during prayers Satur day. Signs of the carnage remained: blood and small pieces of flesh on walls and ceilings, blown-out win dows in the synagogue dome, streaks of black soot next to the double doors of the cabinet that holds the to rah, or sacred scrolls. Outside, police linked arms to barricade the streets around the 50- year-old synagogue, the largest of 13 in Istanbul. About 5,000 people gathered to watch as 19 plain, wooden coffins were loaded onto green funeral trucks for the 6-mile procession to the Jewish cemetery. Two of the dead were buried in Israel Tuesday. A monument to the dead is to be built in the center. Police said Wednesday they had made no progress in their investiga tion to identify the attackers, to track down possible accomplices and to verify multiple claims of responsibil ity. jslness fratert i A RUSSELL LEE PORTFOLIO: EARLY TEXAS PORTRAITS a special screening of the video tape Photographer: Russell Lee to be presented by Ann Mundy Producer/Director 4:00 pm, Sunday, September 14, 1986 CAED Gallery Langford Architecture Center Reception following. Portrait exhibition continues through October 8 CAED Gallery hours 8-5 weekdays & 12-5 Saturday and Sunday This exhibition was organized by the Amarillo Art Center with funding from TexArt/150, the Texas Com mission of the Arts, Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Alexander and Mrs. Francie Whittenburg Klein. Local support from Texas A&M University Art Exhibits and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Cinema III Skaggs Center 846-6714 magazine for which he also works. Daniloff also said the best way to defuse U.S.-Soviet tensions over his arrest would be to release both him and Zakharov pending their trials, Trimble said. Mrs. Daniloff, who visited her husband Tuesday, said he didn’t want his case to thwart attempts to improve ties between Moscow and Washington or become an impedi ment to holding a superpower sum mit later this year. President Reagan wrote to Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev earlier this week and warned that relations between the two countries are se riously threatened by Daniloffs de tention. Under a deal which would have Daniloff and Zakharov released pen ding their respective trials, the diplo matic missions would serve as guar antors that the defendants show up for trial. Mrs. Daniloff said she did not think her husband had changed his stand against trading him outright for Zakharov. There was no indication Wednes day whether the Reagan administra tion would agree to a temporary re lease of Daniloff and Zakharov. U.S. officials have ruled out a deal to free Daniloff in exchange for Zak harov. They have said Daniloff is in nocent and the two cases cannot be compared. White House sources, on condi tion of anonymity, said the United States may begin expelling Soviets assigned to the United Nations a few at a time until Daniloff is freed. will meet Thursday, Sept. 11,7 p.m. Rudder Tower, Room 402 The program will include a demo of ama teur digital communications. All inter ested persons are invited. your business deserves some prime-lime exposure. readers use those pages to see whofs happening on the lubo tel them know what s happening with you. colt 845-2611 to place advertisements in of ease Dance Arts Society General Meeting 268 E. Kyle Mon, September 15, 7 pm Everyone Welcome! 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