The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 07, 1983, Image 6

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

state VALENTINES BUD VASE! On Sale Mon.-Fri. Feb. 7-11 in the MSC & Commons FREE DELIVERY! Battalion/Page l| February 7,' Ex-CIA agent convicted of smuggling explosives CLar& on campus Feb. 14th United Press International HOUSTON — A federal court jury Saturday handed ex- CIA agent Edwin Wilson his second conviction on charges that he illegally smuggled arms and explosives to terrorists under the command of Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy. A six-man, six-woman panel deliberated four hours Friday and 6‘/2 hours Saturday before finding Wilson guilty on all four counts of conspiracy to smuggle more than 20 tons of plastic ex plosives from Houston to Libya in 1977. The explosives were disguised as oil field drilling MSC POLITICAL FORUM PRESENTS WASHINGTON DC EXTRAVAGANZA 1983 MARCH 13-19 SPRING BREAK TRIP INCLUDES: TOURS*- ROUND TRIP AIR FARE LODGING AT THE CAPITOL HILTON 6 BREAKFASTS & 5 DINNERS KENNEDY CENTER PERFORMANCE^ . . . AND MUCH MORE! CAPITOL WHITE HOUSE ARCHIVES PENTAGON COST: $525.00 DEPOSIT OF $210.00 DUE 9 f EB SEE OUR NATION S CAPITOL SIGN UP NOW!! ^^TTlemonicd Student Ccnten_ FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 845-1515 Seniors! Looking For A Career? Register with the Career Placement Registry The National Computerized Employment Searching Service Your qualifications will be instantly available to over 8000 employers. Total cost $8. No other fees charged. Over 5000 seniors already registered. It costs nothing to find out more about CPR. Just complete and return the coupon. For Faster Action Call Toll-Free 1-800-368-3093 In Virginia (703) 683-1085 Career Placement Registry, Inc. 302 Swenn Avenue Alexendrie. Virginia 22301 Name Address City State Zip >nd Ring SPBCIAU-y PRICED md *349. Hant cm Chain fer. „ SPECIALLY PRICED FOR VALENTINE’S DAY $240 •. wmi* MKCkMand Diamond Ring $295.00 VALUE *229* .. 14K Gold Heart Ring $125-00 VALUE * 14K Gold Pearl and Diamond Pendant on Chain $145.00 VALUE *119. I&lls / 14K Gold and Diamond Ring $24500 VALUE *170 A.y yr* ; b 14K Peai $5000 VALUE Gold 5mm Pearl Earrings Post Oak Mall • 764-0011 Carlyle & Company's sixty day return policy insures your complete satisfaction. We welcome the American Express Card. Visa. MasterCard, Diners Club and our own Carlyle & Co. Charge. fluid. Sentencing was delayed, but Wilson could receive up to 17 years in prison and $145,000 in fines. Wilson, 54, the tall, disting uished-looking son of a farmer who rose to high rank in the in telligence agency, was convicted in Alexandria, Va., Nov. 16 of supplying arms to Libyan intelli gence agents. After the Virginia trial, he was sentenced to 15 years in fed eral prison and fined $200,000. He awaits trial in Washington, D.C. on charges of exporting ex plosives to Libya in 1976 and conspiring to murder a Libyan official who was not harmed. Prosecutors in the week-long trial told the Houston jury Wil son’s supplying explosives to the Libyans was part of a broad- based $22 million deal to supply arms to terrorist forces led by Khadafy. Defense lawyers claimed Wil son, who served in the Marines, CIA and Naval Intelligence from 1951 through 1976, was a CIA agent when an explosives shipment went from Houston Intercontinental Airport to Libya Oct. 2, 1977. The defense tried unsuccess fully to introduce testimoai the CIA readily discredilij mer agents like Wilson v suits CIA purposes. Prosecutors Friday duced an affidavit from A. Briggs, who i self as tliird in commandil CIA. The affidavit saidifl was not registered as an of or unofficial agent of tilt after 1976. T wo other men were ini I with Wilson in Houston ward J. Bloom, 74, a Cali lawyer, and Donald Thresher, 41, a HoustoninB forwarder, will betriedlat 18-wheeler grazed by blasi in latest trucking incident United Press International The number of violent epi sodes in the independent truck er’s strike went up and down in Texas, with an 18-wheeler grazed by a shotgun blast in south Dallas County, and a trucker confessing to self- inflicted damage in West Texas on Saturday. In the latest incident, an 18- wheeler driving north on Inter state 45 in rural Dallas County at about 11:30 a.m. was pierced by shots in the passenger door, but there were no injuries, a Hutch ins police dispatcher said. The dispatcher said investi gators had a suspect in mind, but no arrests had been made. Also on Saturday, a Missouri man, who owned up to shooting his own truck and blaming strik ing truckers, was being held in the Reeves County jail, a sher iffs department spokesman said. John Hargrove, 44, of St. Louis, was fined $563 Thursday and sentenced to three days in jail on a charge of making a false report in the Tuesday incident, sheriff’s deputy Gary Ingram said. Ingram said authorities were skeptical from the start. “It just didn’t look right. The shots were too close to have been shot at a vehicle going down the road at the speed he said he was going,” Ingram said. Hargrove’s admission drop ped the number of strike- related incidents in Texas to six, but the Dallas County incident promptly raised the tally to seven. In a pre-dawn incident Fri day, a gunman used a highpo- wered rifle to shoot at two truck ers traveling southbound on In terstate 35 about 1 V-2 miles north of Denton, sheriffs deputies said. A bullet sliced through the sleeping compartment of one truck about two feet behind the driver. Mark Spears, 33, of Dal las was uninjured, authorities said. Spears, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, said he was driving 45,000 pounds of potato! pc Dallas when he suddenlyft he was back fighting sni| his gunship in theSoutlil Sea. “I spent close to two ye Vietnam,” he said, “and flashed in my mind is 4 sounded exactly the same bullet tearing through! Den relet Satu metal on my helicopter put “I thought it wouldbep ironic to survive and then home, be out there doia job, trying to supportmyfi and then some guy try to my head off.” Police said two shootiti U AUf dbnvici snuigg ti uc ks on a San Antoniofm Lamm were reported. Officials Bta de; however, that these ina domes were just coincidence w4 ‘ “H nationwide independents attornt ding ti ers strike. Two trucks also werecfcovern Tuesday, one near Ho! brgani and one near Altair in Colt County. A third truck w u at near Houston Wedat federal There were no injuria of rack arrests in any of theshood [jling b Can MSC CAMERA MEETING Room #601 Rudder 7:00 p.m. Darkroom signups Last chance for lockers Surprise speaker tmum prison. U.l Nowlin attornt tta be appeal. Fed Camni; ierrorf irrns ti ion eaders Car ■ebrua People, leinu; t Irug -ebane nethar ducatai >nd six Dm >roseci ‘Cartim raveyc Variety of classes available! PAVILION SNACK BAR Located on Spence Street next to the CREAMERY Hamburgers, Sandwiches. Drinks, and Snacks Breakfast Donuts, Eggs, Sausage and Hot Coffee Roll Open Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. "QUALITY FIRST / / Rq