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75 No. 152 USPS 045360 10 Pages
College Station, Texas
Wednesday, May 19, 1982
ritish fleet poised, awaiting attack order
United Press International
: Britain holds the key today to war
01 peace in the Falkland Islands, scru
tinizing Argentina’s proposal for a
tease-fire but threatening to order its
war fleet to invade.
U.N. Secretary-General Javier
Perez de Cuellar pleaded with nego
tiators to “continue without respite,”
’but neither nation expressed great
pe for a sudden breakthrough.
Britain’s war fleet poised in attack
fiprmation and armed with an esti
mated 37 Sea Harriers and 8,900
loops, awaited only a coded order
from Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher to recapture the British col
ony of 149 years Argentina seized
April 2.
An Argentine military analyst said
“all signs point to an imminent inva
sion” and a member of its U.N. Mis
sion desired further talks but called
Britain’s solution to the conflict un
“The British have maintained a
very continuing solid position,”
Argentine envoy Jorge Herrera
Vegas said on ABC’s “Nightline”
program. “They have not been fle
British Ambassador Anthony Par
sons declined comment but transmit
ted to London Argentina’s response
to a set of proposals Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher termed her “last”
Argentina’s chief negotiator Enri
que Ros said the response was de
signed to find a “settlement of this
dispute in a positive way.” Herrara
Vegas felt “reason and intelligence”
may yet succeed but admitted: “I
think an invasion is possible.
“There will certainly be further
exchanges tomorrow,” Perez de Cuel
lar said, adding “a durable peace
through negotiation and accommo
dation is clearly in the common in
terest of both parties.”
The key unresolved issue in the
talks centered on the administration
of the Falklands following a cease-fire
and a simultaneous withdrawal of
Argentina’s 9,000 troops and Bri
tain’s war fleet.
Sources said London insists on a
role for the elected Falkland govern
ment in a temporary U.N. adminis
tration of the islands while negotia
tions settle the question of
Buenos Aires insists upon a “pure
U.N. interim administration,” Her
rera Vegas said. “We couldn’t accept
maintenance of a colonial institu
tion,” referring to the Falklands Brit-
ish-style elected government.
Mrs. Thatcher repeatedly has de
manded “self determination” for the
1,800 English-speaking islanders was
“pre-eminent” in any solution.
Without their participation in run
ning the islands, sources said it was
doubtful she could sell a peace settle
ment. to Parliament.
Likewise, Argentina reportedly
sought to avoid appearances it per
mitted a vestige of colonial rule to
govern the islands after the Argen
tine flag is hauled down.
The BBC reported it would take
14 hours to launch an invasion upon
receipt from London of a coded com
mand to attack.
rsychiatrist says
Valium caused
s rage
United Press International
ley Jr. t his psychotic mind dulled by
alium, staked out President Reagan,
evealed his .22-caliber revolver and
nought, “Now, I have no choice,” a
dense psychiatrist has testified.
Dr. David Bear told a jury Tuesday
le 26-year-old drifter took 20 milli-
rams of the tranquilizer 2'/a hours
efore the shooting, waited for
eagan to emerge from a Washing-
un hotel and hoped “someone will
top me.”
After the shooting, Bear said,
linckley was “steely calm.”
Bear, a Harvard psychiatrist, testi-
ied Hinckley’s hometown psychiat-
ist gave Hinckley the wrong treat-
nent in the weeks before the shooi
ng, including Valium, which may
lave triggered his “inner rage.”
Bear was the second psychiatrist to
estify Hinckley was schizophrenic
vhen he shot Reagan on March 30,
1981. He is to return today for cross-
examination about his diagnosis that
Hinckley suffered from “schizophre
nia spectrum disorder.”
In eight interviews with Hinckley,
Bear said he was careful to make sure
Hinckley was not faking mental ill
ness as the criminal mastermind had
in “The Fox is Crazy, Too,” a book
Hinckley read.
“Hinckley, I don’t think, was at all
the faker and didn’t follow the style of
faking,” Bear testified. “The idea that
for seven years he faked these nega
tive symptoms is preposterous.”
He said Hinckley, with no friends
and suffering from a deep depress
ion, likened himself in his poetry to a
“defective man, a man cursed from
the beginning — like the ‘Elephant
Man’ or ‘Frankenstein’s monster.”
In one poem, Bear said, Hinckley
mourned, “I am kin to Frankenstein
begging for a simple mate, cursing my
unGodly fate.”
Miller to join
governor’s team
Former Texas A&M University Pres-
dent Dr. Jarvis E. Miller has been
ointed head of the governor’s
Office of Budget and Planning, effec
tive June 1.
Miller, a 1950 Texas A&M gradu
ate, will be responsible for the overall
planning and management of the
state’s budget. He said his office will
also be involved in instituting “mod
ern business management practices”
in state agencies.
“We will be stressing a more analy
tical approach to budget preparation
and planning — use more back
ground studies, comparisons with
other states,” he said.
Miller said “not enough back-
round analytical work” has been
lone on state agency budget planning
in the past, and he intends to do more.
“This will help us do a better job of
allocating the state’s resources,” Mil
ler said. “We’re in a very nice position
right now of having surpluses, but
when we come to the position of hav
ing to cut something, we have to know
what to cut.”
Governor William P. Clements said
in a press release: “I am delighted that
Dr. Miller has agreed to accept new
responsibilities. His experience and
sound judgment will continue to be of
outstanding service to this office and
to the citizens of Texas.”
Since ending a three-year stint as
Texas A&M president in August
1980, Miller has served as a special
assistant for planning to Governor
Clements. He has been deputy dire
ctor of the Office of Budget and Plan
ning since August 1981, and directed
Texas 2000, the state’s first major
comprehensive long-range planning
Clements appointed Miller to suc
ceed Paul T. Wrotenbery, who is re
turning to private business.
Hostages released
in Connecticut
United Press International
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A
psychiatric patient who took six peo
ple hostage at The Connecticut Men
tal Health Center and threatened to
“blow heads off’ was taken into cus
tody today by police, ending a 14-
hour siege, police said.
“We have him in custody,” said
Police Chief William Farrell. “He’s
being examined now. Everybody is
safe. There’s nobody injured. The
matter is over.”
All the hostages were released un
Farrell said the hostage situation
ended at 8:10 a.m., more than 14
hours after the incident began at 5:40
p.m. Tuesday.
Farrell said Charles Watson, 30, a
psychiatric outpatient for five years,
would be admitted to a psychiatric
hospital for observation.
Farrell gave no additional details
on how the situation ended.
Farrell said Watson apparently had
“a handgun of some type” but he de
clined to be more specific.
Watson, who had complained that
a contract was out on his family, re
leased four of the six hostages during
the night, and the fourth at 5:15 a.m.
He had refused to free the two re
maining hostages, including a ther
The incident apparently began
when Watson whipped out a hand
gun at a group therapy session Tues
day at the center and seized six hos
Police were alerted when Watson
called a New Haven television station
and said he was holding six hostages
at the mental health center.
The New Haven JournalCourier
identified the six people taken hos
tage as David Bossesky, Michelle
Corall, Julie Clemente, Nancy Clark,
Gretchen Holland, and a man identi
fied only as Ray.
A police spokesman said a hostage
negotiating team and SWAT police
officers rushed to the scene and
opened negotiations with the gun
man, although they had trouble
understanding his demands.
Watson released one of his hos
tages, a woman, shortly before mid
night, five hours after his siege began.
He released two other patients at 1
a.m. after police arranged to grant a
demand to have his story told on a
New York radio station. The fourth
hostage, a female, was released at
staff photo by John Ryan
Spring cleaning
Billy Sandies, a physical plant employee from College
Station, gives the chandeliers in the Memorial Student
Center Main Lounge a good cleaning in preparation for
the summer sessions.
United Press International
HOUSTON — An elderly grand
mother goes to court today to fight a
marijuana possession charge brought
because she grew the weed in her gar
den to use in treating arthritis.
The state offered in exchange for a
guilty plea a probated two-year sent
ence that would be removed from her
criminal record if she stayed out of
trouble during that time.
Laura Ethel Clark, 82, didn’t
accept the plea bargain immediately,
and her lawyer said she would plead
innocent at arraignment in state dis
trict court unless Judge Michael
McSpadden ruled on a motion to dis
miss the second-degree felony
Maximum sentence is 20 years
with a $ 10,000 fine, but not even Har
ris County Assistant District Attorney
Glenn Gotschall — who doubts any
one in our society could not know the
illegality of marijuana -— is asking for
even a fraction of that.
Grandma goes to
court on pot charge
The defense pressed for immedi
ate dismissal of the charge.
“I’m resisting that idea,” Gotschall
said. “I don’t think anybody should be
immune from prosecution because of
a ge-”
Defense lawyer Bill Portis said it
was premature to consider a plea bar
gain in hopes of getting the two-year
deferred adjudication probation.
“We intend to plead not guilty,” he
said. “Why? Because I don’t think she
intentionally or knowingly possessed
the stuff. She was using it as a herb to
mix with alcohol for relief of the
Mrs. Clark told police when
arrested May 4 she had been advised
brewing marijuana leaves in tea and
using the leaves as compresses would
ease arthritis. Arresting officer Joe
Dugger said it was “like putting your
granny in jail.” During booking, Mrs.
Clark relaxed and “started to like it,”
he said.
Officials to decide Hallers case Friday
by Terry Duran
Battalion Staff
A decision is expected Friday in the
case of a student charged with tam
pering with computer records and
scholastic dishonesty.
Freshman James Hallers II, 19, a
computing science major from Hous
ton, was arrested in early May and
charged with tampering with govern
ment records, a third degree felony.
Hallers is accused of using a home
computer terminal to change fresh
man chemistry test grades. He has
also been charged with scholastic dis
honesty by University officials.
Home terminals can be connected
to the University computer system by
arrangement with the Data Proces
sing Center.
University disciplinary officer Bill
Kibler said whether the results of the
hearing will be made public will be up
to Hallers himself, since the outcome
is protected by federal privacy laws.
Hallers’ final grade in his Chemis
try 102 class will depend on the out
come of Friday’s hearing. He was
allowed to finish the spring semester’s
course work, although Dr. Rod
O’Connor, director of freshman che
mistry programs, said University offi
cials have the power to “erase” credit
for his entire semester if they so de
O’Connor said Tuesday other stu
dents are being investigated “both on
related scholastic dishonesty charges
and related computer tampering
charges,” although he said the investi
gations probably will not be com
pleted until after the Hallers case is
Hallers said he had no idea what
the results of the University hearing
would be.
“They (University officials) haven’t
given me any indication as to what
they want to do,” he said.
Hallers has also been charged by
the district attorney’s office with a
third degree felony, punishable by 2
to 10 years in a state penitentiary or
up to a $5,000 fine or both. Officials
said he told them he was going to
agree to deferred adjudication: Two
years’ probation after which, if no
further convictions are incurred, the
offense is wiped from the individual’s
However, Brazos County District
Attorney Travis Bryan III said Tues
day that Hallers has not pleaded on
this matter.
Classified 8
Local 8
National 6
Opinions 2
Sports 9
State 3
Today’s forecast calls for partly
cloudy skies with a 20 percent
chance of isolated afternoon thun
dershowers. Temperatures will
range from lows in the low 70s to
afternoon highs in the mid-80s
through Friday.