Friday, January 21, 2011

Terry Anderson to address Peace Garden Kickoff dinner | Buffalo News

BATAVIA—Terry Anderson, a news correspondent held captive in Lebanon for nearly seven years, is returning to his hometown next month to highlight an International Peace Garden Kickoff dinner.

He will be speaking at a dinner Feb. 18 at the Terry Hills Restaurant in support of a peace garden with international displays planned for this summer next to the Holland Land Office Museum on West Main Street.

Anderson, a 1965 graduate of Batavia High School, was the Associated Press chief Mideast correspondent when he was kidnapped in 1985 and held for more than six years. He returned to a hero’s welcome in Batavia in 1992 following his release in December 1991.

Anderson, 63, now teaches journalism at the University of Kentucky.

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