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ST. PETER'S SQUARE is filled with mourners following the shooting of
Pope John Paul II yesterday. Thousands flocked to Vatican City to pray for
the pontiff, who was reported to be in good conditions.
Po pe improves; police
hint at conspiracy
And justice for all
They cite horses, don't they? Yes, they do in Denver. A Denver County
Court Judge was startled to learn this week that a horse had been ordered to
court by a police officer. The charge: urinating in public. Judge Edward
Simons said Wednesday he knew something was up when he read the defen-
dant's name: "Horse." "My initial reaction was the defendant was of Indian
heritage," Simons said. "There are names like that." The ticket was signed
by Denver policeman Robert Chaires. Simons, who said he thought the
charge probably was a joke, dismissed the case, noting that only humans
and corporations can be charged with an offense. "The defendant may.not
have fully understood his obligation to appear in court," Simons noted on the
back of the summons. D
Meat judging has its rewards
They're not eligible for the NFL or NBA drafts and they never show their
prowess on Kyle Field, but members of one Texas A&M University inter-
scholastic team have brought home the bacon. They won the 1980 national
Meat Judging championship. "When we go to different parts of the country
to compete, we sometimes tell people we are there to play softball or
something," said Homer Recio, captain of the 1980 Aggies team. "They think
we're crazy when we say 'meat judging' and ... stay i a cooler all day."
With a large number of returning team members, the 1981 Aggie Meat
Judging team expects to do as well in the competition that just began and
ends next spring. The Aggies evaluate meat for USDA grades, quality as
well as yield. Contests begin in the early morning hours inside a chilly meat
locker and end in the afternoon with written evaluations.
Today's weather should be a repeat of yesterday's: Cloudy, more rain, and
a high in the 60s. D
Alt Act - Being There, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m., MLB 3.
AAFC - Only Two Can Play, 7 p.m., A Shot in the Dark, 9 p.m., MLB 4.
Ch - Highlights of the Ann Arbor 16 mm Film Festival, 7, 9:15, 11:30 p.m.,
C2 - The Postman Always Rings Twice, 7:30 p.m., Aud. A Angell Hall.
Shadow of a Doubt, 9:30 p.m., Angell Hall, Aud. A.
Benefit dance for Pathways magazine - 8:30 p.m., Union Ballroom.
Wholistic Health Council - ASAC Third Annual Film Festival, 7:30 p.m..
Art - Art Thieme, songs, stories, musical saw, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
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Friday, May 15, 1981
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From AP and UPI
VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II
improved sufficiently yesterday from
terrorist bullet wounds to take Com-
munion, listen to Mass, and receive
three cardinals and a Polish nun in his
hospital room. One cardinal said the
pontiff felt sympathy for his attacker
and held no grudge.
Mehmet Ali Agca, the escaped
Turkish murderer and right-wing
terrorist, was charged by Italian
authorities yesterday with attempting
to murder the Pope.
ROME POLICE SAID the suspect at
first refused to take anything except
water in protest against his almost con-
tinuous interrogation, but agreed to eat
later yesterday afternoon.
Italian authorities said the 23-year-
old Agca, convicted in Turkey last year
of murdering a Turkish newspaper
editor, will be tried in Italy despite a
request to extradite him to Turkey.
Doctors said the pontiff, who turns 61
Monday, was still in serious condition
but called this a "guarded" prognosis,
meaning they would not commit them-
selves firmly. ,
DR. FRANCESCO Crucitti, one of the
pope's surgeons at the hospital, said the
pontiff was making an "excellent"
recovery. He said the pope was under
mild sedation, receiving intravenous
feeding, and that the main worry was
infection over the next few days. "If we
can control this one, we may be able to
say we are out of the woods," he said.
Achille Gallucci, federal Prosecutor
for the Rome area, left open the
possibility of a conspiracy by accusing
"persons unknown" of the
assassination attempt in St. Peter's
Square Wednesday although police said
Agca insists he acted alone.
Interrogators at Rome's central
police headquarters described Agca as
a "stoic, a real quiet type."
POLICE REPORTED A note found
on Agca after he was arrested said, "I
killed the pope so the world would know
about the thousands of victims of im-
perialism and of the Soviet Union in
Palestine, in El Salvador and in the
"My life doesn't have any more sen-
se. Nothing matters to me, nothing,"
police quoted the suspect as telling
them during questioning.
Meanwhile, Ann Odre, 58, of Buffalo,
N.Y., one of two women wounded in the
attack by Agca, was reported in serious
condition after the removal of her
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