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    Page 4/The Battalion/Tuesday, March 8, 1983
Witness raises
parole question
United Press International
FORT WORTH — Federal
prosecutor John Sweeney last
week listened to a character wit
ness testify on behalf of a man
accused of drug dealing.
Sweeney studied the witness’
face, and searched his memory.
And then Sweeney remem
The witness was William
Charles Curtis, described by
police in 1975 as “one of the big
gest heroin dealers” in Fort
Worth. Sweeney had prosecuted
Curtis and seen him sentenced
to 25 years in prison.
“I knew I had seen his face,
but I couldn’t believe he was out
of prison this soon,” Sweeney
William Charles Price, ac
cused of conspiracy and drug
distribution, had called Curtis as
a character witness before a fed
eral magistrate Wednesday.
Curtis testified he had known
Price for years and considered
him trustworthy.
Sweeney approached the wit
ness to ask some questions.
“Aren’t you the same Popsie
Curtis who was indicted as a he
roin pusher in 1975? The same
Popsie Curtis who received a 25-
year sentence in Judge (Eldon)
Mahon’s court?” asked Sweeney.
Mahon, who pronounced the
1975 sentence, said he would ask
the U.S. Parole Commission to
explain why Curtis was released.
He also ordered that Curtis
spend five years on parole after
completing his prison term
which began on June 25, 1975.
The parole commission re
leased him Nov. 20, 1979, and
directed that he live in Houston
under the supervision of a prob
ation officer. On Jan. 25, the
commission terminated his su
pervision after three years.
“What good does it do to im
pose a 25-year prison sentence
and an additional five year
parole in a major narcotics case
if the defendant serves only four
years in prison and then has his
parole terminated three years
after his release?” Mahon said.
Despite Curtis’ testimony on
behalf of Price, U.S. Magistrate
Alex McGlinchey ordered Price
held without bond.
Pianist Murray Perahia
staff photo by Dena Brown
Pianist Murray Perahia
‘intoxicates’ audience
By Angel Stokes
Battalion Staff
Classical piano music is like
good champagne, especially
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when played by an expert like
Murray Perahia. Last night a
medium-sized audience was able
to taste a vintage blend of Beeth
oven, Schubert and Liszt.
From the beginning the
music was sparkling and re
freshing as it intoxicated the au
dience in Rudder Theater and
allowed them to enter a world of
elegance, unknown in everyday
life at Texas A&M.
• The first movement from
Ludwig Van Beethoven’s “Sona
ta in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3” was
alive and happy, but was fol
lowed by somber second move
ment that was almost like a
dirge. The music seemed to ex
press sorrow as it built and fell in
deep swells of emotion reminis
cent of the agonies of lost love.
The third and fourth move
ments were quick and playful.
They sang of springtime and
flowers. Seeming to promise
better times, they were an uplift
from the previous movement.
The “Four Impromptus, Op.
142” by Franz Schubert seemed
to take the audience on a jour
ney of wonders. They were at
first quiet and restful, but slowlv
grew in pitch and speed.
The best of die Schubert
series was the second impromp
tu, Allegretto, which was a
steady and f urious mixture that
begged the audience to listen.
I he finale of the concert was
the “Sonata in B Minor” by
Franz Liszt. It immediately
jumped to life with a mixture of
rhythms that contained an
underlying urgency. The music
swept the audience along from
one emotion to another.
Ihe audience was carried
breathlessly through the concert
by Perahia as he brought to life
the rigid form of the piano. It
seemed almost impossible that
such fluid movement of sound
could be made from such a mo
tionless instrument.
After a standing ovation,
Perahia returned to again cap
ture the audience by playing a
piece from the Schubert Im
When the last note was played
and the lights came up, it was
hard to step back into sobering
“Spare.., what spare?”
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to get there this Spring,
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Boyfriend charged
in church shooting
United Press International
HOUSTON — A Houston
man is charged with shooting his
girlfriend in the head while she
was praying in a Pentecostal
Church. Apparently, the sus
pect was upset with his girl
friend’s religious beliefs and
church attendance, officials
Cynthia Handy, 25, was listed
Monday in critical condition at
Hermann Hospital. She was
shot once in the head Sunday
evening just as services at Life
Tabernacle Church were begin-
Detective D.B Osterberg said
the congregation was standing
and singing when a man forced
his way into Handy’s center-aisle
pew just a few feet from the
“He grabbed her by the arm
and whispered something in her
ear,” said Osterberg said. “He
then pulled out a small caliber
pistol, placed it to t he side of her
head and pulled the trigger.”
Featuring “Ultimate Force"
Brazos Co. Pavillion
Tickets s 5 ,,(l
Even though we do not prescribe
diets, we make it possible for many to
enjoy a nutritious meal while they
follow their doctor's orders. You will
be delighted with the wide selection
of low calorie, sugar free and fat free
foods in the Souper Salad Area, Sbisa
Dining Center Basement. •
Around tow
Bikers to hold motorcycle show
A two-day motorcycle show will be presented bvt
Wing Road Riders Association, Inc. Friday and Sal
Post Oak Mall in College Station.
Highway touring motorcycles ranging in cc
S3,000 to $15,000 each will be featured.
The owners and riders of these machines will be
both days to meet mall patrons and answer anyqi
I he association is a non-profit organization for
years ago with seven members. 1 he national men
now approachs the 19,000 mark. The theme of tli
and its membership is “to always prac tice safety, fel
fun and above all to present a l>etiei image of motor
the general public."
Softball registration being held nc
The City of College Station Parks and Recreation
ment will have registration lot co-rec softball leagui
through Friday at the Parks and Ret reation OfficeIc
1000 Krenek lap Road in Park.
Office hours are 7:30 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. and thee
is $200, payable* at the time of registration.
For further information, please contact the Fa
Recreation Office at 693-7273.
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Dean's reception set for Wedne
The Dean’s Forum and Reception will t
Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Room 102 /achry.
I he dean of the College of Engineering, Dr,
will make a presentation concerning the status
and its future plans. A question and answer s
rent on’current student issues will follow, mex
student senators. A representative from ever
in the College of Engineering will be prest
A reception wilr follow the presentation,
dents to have interaction with the deans am
heads. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
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If you have an announcement or item to submit for
column, come by The Battalion office in 216 Reed.\li
nald or call Tracey Taylor at 845-2665.
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Police beat
The following incidents were
listed in University Police De
partment records for the period
of March 4 to 6.
•Four hubcaps were stolen
from a 1979 Volkswagon Rabbit
in parking lot 40.
•A backpack, containing
materials valued at approxi
mately $400, was taken from
outside the Texas A&rM Book
store March 4.
•A charcoal grill was missing
from the porch of an Avenue A
apartment March 5.
• An officer turned in a back
pack March 6 that he found on
the East Bypass near Highway
30. The student was contacted
and said her MPACT card and
$15 were missing.
• A gym bag that was lef t out-
side a racquetball court:®
Ware Field House wasB
March 6. k Uniu
• A tire on a 1979Dod$B nes
up in parking lot 25 wassll utes *
March 4. lt whlch
• Fires on a 1973 0kkf ss sett
were slashed March 5. K:
• The door handles {/ ass u ei
Militat e Science BuildiniP^the
lomul In.4, i, M.mli 3 L a h ‘) ac
• A Texas A&M stuii ,
was intoxicated was fou®* 1 * le
1 lensel Park March 5. 0UIldai
• A man who was int$B " u 1
was found in his truckn . ■ ’
ford Cam pool. f °P er
• A Texas A&M sUK» ld - .
arrested for driving sai
toxicated and beingaiul
possession of liquor Marl
Police searching
for sofa burglars
During the weekend of Feb. 5,
burglars sawed a hole in the roof
of Modern Furniture store at
1816 Ponderosa in College Sta
tion. Upon entering the store,
the burglars stole three armless
sofa sections and three corner
pieces, all of which are covered
with dark blue cloth with small
white dots. Several paintings
also were stolen.
Brazos County
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If you have any information
about the persons responsible
for this burglary or the location
of the stolen property, call
Crime Stoppers at 775-TIPS. If
you give your information and it
Michener knocks barbecue
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leads to the arrest andf|sBeytno
jury indicimentofasusptf the heat
could earn a cash retire Med
$1,900. All callers arc irk City,
coded numbers and f* Researc
anonymous. ; get hea.
Crime Stoppers payst^Bms —
information leading t°lar tensi
arrest and indictment of fusion hi
pect in any felony crimf It from
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Monday through Friday 10:45 AM-1:45 PM
United Press International
HOUSTON — Author James
A. Michener, preparing a novel
based on the history of Texas, is
showing off the humorous stor
ies gathered in 7,000 miles of
travel around the state over the
last five months.
In a speech to the Texas His
torical Association Friday,
Michener joked about the man
he sat next to at a high school
football game who had driven
88 miles to the game but did not
6r quoted him assaying: > , . 41
got to do something on f’ Chem ' ca
night." | , ' wh ' <
Michener, 76, who piff 8 P ai !'
spend two years in Texas''|f u ^ wh
ing on his project, said l' ( P° ^
come to the conclusion
barbecue is overrated. |&, We
“Texas barbecue is nti'F the ° r
fifth as good as South Cat® >ain ar
barbecue ... however, then®
10 times better than we®
ever told it was,” he said. g|