AP 04/09 0754 Carter-Hoffman By CAROLYN LUMSDEN Associated Press Writer NORTHAMPTON, Mass

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AP 04/09 0754 Carter-Hoffman By CAROLYN LUMSDEN Associated Press Writer NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) -- Jury selection in the trial of Amy Carter, Abbie Hoffman and other anti-CIA protesters dragged into its fourth day today, prompting Hoffman to complain about the expense. Six jurors had been seated by the end of the day Wednesday, but two alternates were needed, said Tom Lesser, one of the defense attorneys. Attorneys declined to discuss their objections to candidates who were dismissed from serving on the jury. Hoffman said the search for impartial jurors was eating up money the defendants had meant to spend on expert witnesses who would testify on CIA activities. The delay created a need to add $5,000 to the $15,000 defendants had raised for legal costs, Hoffman said. "We don't have the alternative of climbing towers and begging for money," he said, referring to evangelist Oral Roberts. Miss Carter, a 19-year-old student at Brown University in Providence, R.I., said the delay was causing her to miss classes, but she didn't regret the trial. "Actually I think I'll probably be able to expose the evils of the CIA," she said. Hoffman and Miss Carter are among 15 people facing trial on charges ranging from trespassing to disorderly conduct for their part in a November demonstration against CIA recruiting at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. The defendants have said they will argue that they broke minor laws at the demonstration to avoid what they describe as the greater crime of allowing the spy agency to recruit on campus. Last page !


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