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September 21, 1990 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-09-21

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'Orphaned' Parents

Sunday, November 4, 1990


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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Helmsley To Hussein:
Hostages Aren't Guests

"Orphaned" Parents are mothers and fathers who


desperately miss their children who live far away.
"Orphaned" Parents feel left out on holidays and other
special days when most families are together.
"Orphaned" Parents are referred to as "my other
grandparents" by grandchildren who are not part of their
daily lives.
"Orphaned" Parents are people for whom conversations
filled with the intimacy of smiles and hugs have been
replaced by conversations through telephone wires.

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their family, friends
and customers a very
happy, healthy and
prosperous New Year.






American Heart

Ge ,

irst Saddam Hussein
took over Kuwait.
Then he demanded
that all embassies in Kuwait
move their staffs to
Baghdad. And finally he
refused to allow thousands of
foreigners to leave Kuwait
and Iraq.
The world called them
"hostages." Mr. Hussein
called them "guests."
But that was too much for
Leona M. Helmsley, the
Helmsley Hotels president
who, in scores of adver-
tisements, has boasted about
how much respect she has
for her guests.
She took out a full page ad
in The New York Times this
week, in the form of an open
letter to Saddam Hussein,
calling him on the carpet for
his actions in general and,
specifically, for calling his
hostages "guests."

"As your troops terrify in-
nocent men, women and
children; as your occupation
forces loot Kuwaiti cities; as
your security forces smash
down the doors of apart-
ments looking for foreigners
to intern, you keep referring
to these victims as 'guests,' "
she wrote.
"I know something about
how one is supposed to treat
guests, Mr. Hussein. I have
been inviting guests from
around the world into my
hotels for 18 years.
"The people held in your
grasp are not guests. They
are hostages .. .
"In your bizarre world
where detention centers
have become hotels and
hostages have become
guests, I can make one rec-
ommendation that I have
never made in all the years I
have been welcoming people:
Mr. Hussein, it is time to
check out."
She called on the Iraqi
leader to release the
hostages at once.
Mrs. Helmsley, who is ap-
pealing a conviction on fed-
eral tax evasion and is under
indictment by a New York
state court on similar
charges, told The Jewish
News that she took out the
ad because she wanted to do
something patriotic. She
said she got that inspiration
after hearing President
Bush's speech on the crisis.
Then she wrote the ad
—which a Helmsley spokes-
woman said cost $36,540 —

but had it checked by her
lawyer and her public rela-
tions man.
"I was inspired by how he
felt about the hostages," she
said of the president. "We
should show him that we are
patriotic and do care as
She said she has had
American flag pins
distributed to Helmsley
employees. As an added
touch, she said the Helmsley
building at New York's 230
Park Avenue will be topped
with a flag of red, white and
blue electric lights, 148 feet
tall by 104 feet wide.
Mrs. Helmsley said she is
sending American soldiers
in the Persian Gulf "our con-
fidence and our love. If (any-
one) comes up with some-
thing better, tell them to call
The ad was a one-shot deal,
she said, and only in The
New York Times.
Why not run additional
ads and include other news-
"How could I afford it all?"
Mrs. Helmsley asked.
William Adler, a spokes-
man for The New York
Times, said, "The Times is
not one to shy away from
carrying issue-oriented ads."
And the Helmsley ad "was
definitely attention-
getting," he said. ❑

Soviets, Vatican
Discuss Mideast

Paris (JTA) — A Soviet
delegation will open talks
with the Vatican soon on the
possibility of convening an
international peace con-
ference on the Middle East,
Communist sources in-
The talks will start before
the end of the month, the
Italian Communist Party
newspaper L'Unita reported
in Rome. The views of the
Vatican and the Kremlin on
this subject "are very close"
and need only to be clearly
formulated, L'Unita said.
Israel opposes an interna-
tional conference, and while
the United States will not
rule one out, its stated pre-
ference is for direct negotia-
tions between Israel and the
According to the Commu-
nist sources, the Soviet dele-
gation in the Vatican will be
headed by Igor Andropov, a
diplomat who was a member
of the Soviet delegation to the
Conference on Security and
Cooperation in Europe.

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