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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, September 22, 1981 -Pag S
Unanimous vote

places

OConnoEr4..

on court

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate,
ending an all-male tradition nearly two
centuries old, unanimously confirmed
Sandra Day O'Connor as an associate
justice of the Supreme Court on yester-
day.
O'Connor, a 51-year-old Arizona state
appeals judge, will be sworn in Friday
in time to join the court for the opening
of its 1981-82 term on Oct. 5.
"TODAY IS truly a historic oc-
casion," said Sen. Strom Thurmond,
(R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate
Judiciary Committee, leading off a
series of 22 speeches in warm praise of
President Reagan's first high court
nominee.
As the vote neared, a small knot of
conservatives who had questioned
O'Connor's views on abortions fell into
line behind her nomination.. I
Jesse Helms, (R-N.C.), leader of the
most conservative bloc of Senate
Republicans, voted for O'Connor,
saying although she wouldn't say so,
publicly, he believes she opposes the
1973 high court decision legalizing most
abortions.
HELMS SAID that on the day Reagan,
announced that O'Connor would be his
first Supreme Court nominee, he met
privately in the White House with the
president and was assured that O'Con-
nor shares Reagan's opposition to a
national policy of legalized abortions.
Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, the
senior Democrat on theJudiciary panel,
said however that it is fruitless and
risky to predict how any Supreme Court
nominee might vote once he or she is
sworn in.
"Once a justice dons those robes, en-
ters that inner sanctum across the road
in the Supreme Court building," Biden
said, "We have no control. All bets are
off."
THE LATE President Dwight
Eisenhower nominated Earl Warren
believing he was a "mainstream
Republican," and he turned out to be

the most liberal chief justice 'ipn
Supreme Court history, Biden recalled.
Biden said O'Connor won such broad
support from conservatives and iberals
from both parties because she has
"superior intellect," strong moral
character and the right temperament
to be a judge.
"That's all I have a right to ask," said
Biden, criticizing conservatives who at-
tempted to make O'Connor's views on
abortion the sole criterion on whether
she should be confirmetl.
0'Connor will become the 102nd per-
son to don the black robes of a Supreme
Court member since the court was
created as one of three equal branches
of the federal government 191 years
ago.
A graduate of Stanford University
Law School, she worked as a state
prosecutor in Arizona before serving
terms in both houses of the state
legislature.
A former majority leader of the
Arizona Senate, O'Connor served as a
state trial court judge and was later
named by . Gov. Bruce Babbitt to the
Arizona Court of Appeals.

AP Photo
Explosive collision

A Gulf Oil employee walks past the wreckage of a gasoline tank truck and a bus people were treated for abrasions and cuts. The gasoline truck driver escaped
early yesterday morning after the two collided and burst into flames on the with broken legs.
Fleming Park Bridge in Pittsburgh. No one was seriously injured, but at least five

California
nuke plant
.;gets fedleral
go-ahead

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP)- Operators of the
Diablo Canyon atomic power plant got a federal go-
ahead to begin testing yesterday as protests aimed at
keeping workers from reaching the facility stretched
into a second week and arrests mounted to 1,328.
In Washington, the Nuclear Regulatory Com-
mission spent less than 15 minutes on discussion
before voting 5-0 to grant a low-power operating per-
mit to the Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
PG&E BEGAN checking its fuel and equipment
and said it might be days before loading could begin.
"We will start the process immediately," said PG&E
spokesman Dick Davin.
After the fuel is loaded, one of two units in the big
double-domed reactor will be switched on and the
nuclear chain reaction will begin for the first time at
the $2.3 billion seaside site. Initial tests will take the
reactor up to 5 percent of its capacity, Davin said.
Yesterday's' blockade got under way about 5:30
a.m. at the main gate, followed by a partial blockade
of Avila Road, which goes past the gate, as a mile-
long convoy of buses loaded with PG&E workers
rumbled in. Deputies used choke holds on demon-
strators to clear the path for the buses, but no injuries
were reported.
LATER IN THE morning, 10 protesters who had
hiked in through the hills were arrested as they
blocked a dirt PG&E access road. The new arrests
brought the Diablo number near the 1,414 arrests that

occurred during a May Day 1977 demonstration at a
nuclear plant in Seabrook, N.H.
Among those arrested yesterday was a man
charged with carrying a loaded pistol and a 14-year-
old boy who had a note from his parents approving his
participation in the demonstration.
In granting the operating permit, the five NRC
commissioners said a more important decision on
allowing the plant to go to full power will not be made
until after further hearings are held over the next
several months.
THE COMMISSION'S action yesterday upheld a
recommendation by its Atomic Safety and Licensing
Board on July 17 that the plant should be given per-
mission to start low-power tests.
California Gov. Edmund Brown, a long time foe of
nuclear power, said the state will appeal to a federal
court to block licensing of the plant, built on a bluff
beside the Pacific midway between San Francisco
and Los Angeles.
Though he voted for the testing, Commissioner Vic-
tor Gilinsky said in a statement he believes there
were "serious flaws" in the licensing board's
recommendation.
COMMISSIONER Peter Bradford said he also wan-
ts answers to several questions-among them the
plant's ability to withstand a severe ear-
thquake-before voting on a full-power license.

O'Conner
... receives confirmation

No hungrier I've ever been,
As I rushed to the League once again.
Roast chicken-I sighed;
Two cheesecakes-I cried.
When they carried me out it was ten!

Lunch 11:30 to 1:15
Dinner 5:00 to 7:15

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-HAPPENINGS-
HIGHLIGHTS
A workshop entitled "Health Screening Procedures and Philosophy" will
be held from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the Washtenaw Intermediate School
District Building, 1819 S. Wagner Rd. Specialists John Erfurt and Andrea
Foote will be discussing community health screening practices. Topics will
include, health education, referral, and follow-up medical services.
FILMS
AAFC-Rust Never Sleeps, 7, 10:20 p.m.; Monteray Pop, 8:40 p.m., Aud.
A, Angell.
CFT-On the Town, 3, 7 p.m.; Singin' in the Rain, 5, 9 p.m., Michigan-
Theater.
Cinema Guild-Alexander Nevsky, 7, 9:15 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Wom'en's Film Project-Emerging Women, noon, 2235 Angell.
PERFORMANCES
School of Music-Organ Reicital-Paul Klemme, M.M., 8 p.m., Hill.
SPEAKERS
Dept. of Chem. Eng.-Prof. Brice Carnahan, "The Fortran IV Program-
ming Language-I," 7, 9p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Dept. of Geological Sciences-F. Jerry Lucia, Geological Eng. Consultant,
Shell Oil Co. "Pinnacle Reef Development in Michigan," 4 p.m., Rm. 4001
C.C. Little.
Dept. of Chem.-Dr. Gordon Bundy, Upjohn Co., "Recent Advances in
Prostaglandin Chemistry," 4 p.m., Rm. zi 1300, Chem.
Women of the Univ. Faculty-Don W. Wilson, director of the Ford Library,
3:30 p.m., Gerald Ford Library, Beal Ave. at Glacier Way N.C.
C. C. & ILIR - Chalk Talk: Mts Command Language, CC Counseling
Staff, noon, 1011 NUBS.
CC & ILIR-Intro. to MTS (session 2), CC staff, 7 p.m., 2235 Angell.
CC & ILIR-Prof. Wayne Passmore, Shazam Econometrics Program, 102
Econ. 7:30 p.m.
MEETINGS
Folk Dance Club-beg. teaching, 7 p.m., Union.
Center for Chinese Studies-Bag lunch, Richard Edwards, History of Art
prof., William Lavely, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Soc., Harriet Mills, prof. of
Chinese, David Zweig, Ph.D. Cand., pol. sci., "Research Experiences in
China; Four Views," Commons Rm., Lane Hall, noon.
Int. Center & Ecumenical Campus Center-Lunch Discussion, Dr. Henry
Bucher, "Middle East Peoples, Conflict, and Churches in the USA," noon,
Int. Center.
Academic Women's Caucus-Open Discussion, noon, 3050 Frieze.
Student Activities-Beg. Woodworking Workshop. First Class, Session I.

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Police notes

Scalper scalped
A 22-year-old man trying to scalp
Michigan football tickets before Satur-
day's game was robbed by two Ann Ar-
bor men, police said yesterday. The
victim was selling the tickets on Arbor
and Oakland at around 1:20 p.m. when
the assailants, aged 20 and 21, hit him
over the head and grabbed the tickets.
Ann Arbor officers apprehended both
suspects at Arch and State and
recovered the tickets. Both suspects
were released pending further in-
vestigation and authorization, police
said.
Area break-ins
Football tickets were among several
items stolen from an apartment on the
800 block of McKinley sometime on
Saturday or Sunday, police said. The
thief entered after prying off the second
floor patio window and took $120 in
cash, a watch and other items, in-
cluding football tickets totaling $456.
FLETCHER HALL, 915 Sybil, was
broken into early Sunday morning, but
nothing was taken, police said. A
resident of the hall discovered a male
suspect in the kitchen looking in the
refrigerator at around 4:15 a.m. The
suspect saw the resident and fled,
taking nothing.
Over two thousand dollars worth of
stereo equipment was stolen from an
apartment on the 900 block of Packard
early Friday morning, police said
yesterday. The thief gained entry to the
apartment through the front door and
took the equipment, valued at $2,335.

Ten sets of scales, valued at $760,
were stolen from Clague Intermediate
School, 2616 Nixon. The thief gained en-
try through a closed, unlocked window.
A residence on the 300 block of N.
Ingalls was broken into early Saturday
morning. The female resident woke up
after hearing the window open, turned
on the light and saw a male suspect in
his 20s. The suspect tried to grab her
but she got free and he fled. Nothing
was taken.

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