The Daily Texan
Richard Robinson, charged with attempted capital murder of a UT student Witnesses tell of shooting By BRIAN P. SIPPLE Daily Texan Staff was notified by Associate Attorney General Rudolph W. Giuliani. Speaking to reporters on the steps of his home in suburban Virginia, Allen said he was "very happy" about the Justice Department announcement. Whether he returns to his post, he said, would "depend on my colleagues at the White House." Since September, Allen has been un der investigation for his
... eipt of $1,000 in cash from a magazine, Shufuno-Tomo, that interviewed Nancy Reagan in the White House living quar ters on Jan. 21, the day after Reagan was inaugurated. In clearing Allen, the department said in its statement Tuesday that de partment lawyers had reviewed the re port of the FBI, which conducted the inquiry, and "concluded that it does not present any evidence that Mr. Allen vio lated federal criminal law ." The statement also said that, for a special prosecutor to be appointed, the Justice Department must receive " spe cific information" that an official such as Allen violated federal criminal law. No such information was received in this case and, as a result, the statement said, there were no grounds to seek ap pointment of a special prosecutor by a special federal court. The statement went on to say, " Dur ing the course of this inquiry two addi tional matters regarding Mr. Allen came to the department's attention: that Mr. Allen received watches from certain Japanese persons and that Mr. Allen's financial disclosure form incor rectly stated the date he sold his inter est in Potomac International Corpora tion." It said that "the applicability of the special prosecutor provisions to those matters has not yet been deter mined." U.S., Soviets quietly initiate arms talks * 1981 The New York Times GENEVA, Switzerland -The United States and the Soviet Union held their first full-scale negotiating session on intermediate-range nuclear weapons Tuesday, and both sides presented the widely separated starting positions outlined over the past two weeks by President Reagan and Leonid I. Brezhnev, the Soviet leader. The delegations kept to their agreement to avoid all public discussion of the content of their talks, but it was understood that they both offered, as expected, the divergent initial viewpoints that Chancellor Helmut Schmidt of West Germany has described as the predictable "maximalist" start to a long term bargaining procedure. An American statement concerning the talks, held in the eighth-floor offices here of the U.S. Arms Control and Disar mament Agency, said only that they lasted two hours and 40 minutes and would resume on Friday at the Soviet Mission. The chief Soviet negotiator, Yuli A. Kvitskinsky, told a reporter on leaving the building after the first plenary round that, " Every thing is OK." The meeting, it was understood, took place in a serious and frank atmosphere. The sessions on reducing middle-range nuclear weapons are likely to be held every Tuesday and Friday, alternating be tween the Soviet and American meeting sites, a U.S. spokes man told reporters. It was possible, he explained, that there also might be smaller, informal sessions if required. Both Reagan and Brezhnev have addressed the question of the intermediate-range m issiles aimed at Europe over the past fortnight in the context of growing expressions of concern by West Europeans about the dangers they believe the weapons pose to peace. Their public exchanges have been aimed in part Thursday: the appointment of Lorene Rogers and the dissent It sparked among students and faculty.