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Blanchard may lack
to replace state
From staff and wire reports
LANSING - An attorney for former
Gov. William Milliken suggested
yesterday that Gov. James Blanchard
might lack the authority to replace
Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley even if
she is removed from the Michigan
James White, a University of Law
School Prof. raised that possibility
during oral arguments before the high
court, but later insisted that outcome
was an unlikely, hypothetical situation.
WHITE, ALONG with Riley's attor-
ney Frederick Buesser and Solicitor
General Louis Caruso argued before
the court for just over an hour. The
hearing, attended by several prominent
legal figures, was largely low key with
little questioning from the justices.
Milliken appointed Riley late last
year to replace Justice Blair Moody,
who died shortly after winning election
to a new eight-year term beginning Jan.
Blanchard and Attorney General
Frank Kelley insist Milliken had no
right to appiont Riley for a term exten-
ding beyond Jan. 1, 1983. Blanhard
wants to make his own appointment.
WHITE TOLD the Daily yesterday
the question of Blanchard's authority is
really a "minor footnote" in the case.
"The more significant points are the
interpretation of the statute and con-
stitution," he said.
dMilliken's position, White said, is
that the constitution provides for a
specific term on theSupreme Court, and
a new justice can be appointed after the
next state election in 1984.
"In simpler terms," White said,
"Riley should serve until January 1,
ALSO, HE SAID, Milliken argues that
state statute says a justice should
remain in office until a successor is
elected and qualified.
White said only after the con-
stitutional and statutory questions are
solved will Blanchard's authority to4
replace Riley be questioned in court.u
"I don't think the courts will ever get
that far," he said.x
White warned the case is "fraught"
with political and personal overtones,
while Buesser suggested that future
governors might have trouble
recruiting talented jurists for the court
if Riley is not permitted to retain her
Caruso, on the other hand, insisted
provisions needed to support their case
were deliberately eliminated from the
state's 1963 Constitution.
Riley, like Milliken, is a Republican..
Moody was a Democrat, like Blanchard
If she stays, the court will have three
Republicans, three Democrats and ne
independent. If she goes, and Blan-
chard appoints a Democrat it will be Rib"
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A
fast-food restaurant where Southern-
fried rabbit is the only entree opened
for business yesterday, enticing both
the curious and those already fond of the
"It sounds like a broken record," said
Richard Stewart, owner of the
restaurant, called Hop-Scotch. "People
come in, try the rabbit and say it was
delicious and they will come back. I'm
convinced that once people try our,
AP Photo Southern-fried rabbit, they will come
Irene Neill (right) enjoy their first taste of fried rabbit in front of a back again and again."
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Supreme Court upholds
Nashville busing plan
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court yesterday rebuffed the Reagan
administration's hope of curbing the power of federal judges to order busing
for school desegregation, rejecting the Justice Department's plea in a Nash-
ville, Tenn., case.
Without dissent, the court refused to allow reduced busing and the greater
racial imbalances which would result in Nashville, viewed by the ad-
ministration as a prime battleground in its legal war against the lower cour-
A Justice Department official, however, said the issue would be raised
again "in an appropriate case."
President Reagan has taken a strong stand against busing, and the ad-
ministration urged the court to use the Nashville case to reassess its 1971
ruling approving busing to achieve racial balance.
Courts considering busing pupils should take into account "competing
educational, social and economic costs," such as flight of white children to
private schools or to public schools outside the busing area, government
lawyers told the high court.
Justice Department officials had no immediate comment on the court's
Louisiana turns taps
off to cyanide threats
NEW ORLEANS - National Guard troops hauled water in tank trucks to
three towns yesterday as copycat cyanide threats at public waterworks left
more than 115,000 Louisiana residents without tapwater.
No poison has been detected in any of the incidents, but state officials said
they could neither halt nor ignore the apparent prank calls from people
claiming the water supplies had been contaminated.
"There's nothing we can do but to treat them as real," said Sue Ellen
Lewis of the state Health Department here, which has coordinated efforts to
test and treat the water supplies.
With the exception of Winnsboro and the Scotlandville school, the affected
water supplies were in a 150-mile stretch of the oil-rich Cajun country along
U.S. 90 from Houma west to Opelousas.
"We believe this is going to run its course, and we're just hoping someone
isn't crazy enough to actually put something in the water," state police
spokesman Ronnie Jones said. "But it's something you can't take a chance
Health officials urged authorities statewide to beef up security at water
Pope to approve revised code
VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II will sign and promulgate a revised
code of canon law today that will affect the life of every Roman Catholic
from birth to death.
The document, the first overall revision of the church's legal code in 66
years, is 25 percent shorter, simpler and stresses policy flexibility for local
Vatican sources say the pope reviewed each of the 1,780 canons, or laws,
drafted by a commission of 74 experts over the 17-year period following the
Second Vatican Council in 1962-65.
The Rev. Raymond Burke, a U.S. canon law expert, said the revised code
"draws together practical reflections of the life of the Church." He said the
code is not an entirely new set of regulations but rather a compilation of the
innovations and changes already put into practice in recent years.
The holy days of obligation, when Catholics are required to attend Mass,
reduced from 10 to two - Christmas and a Marian holiday to be decided by
national bishops' conferences.
The roles of lay people and those open to women are increased, and
references to "laymen" are replaced with "lay people." Women may serve
as judges in marriage tribunals and may act as chancellor or chief financial
officer of a diocese.
Blanchard picks Oklahoma
nurse as new health director
LANSING - Gov. James Blanchard yesterday named an Oklahoma Nur-
sing college dean as his public health director, and announced state appoin-
tments for four Democrats.
Gloria Smith, the new public health director, has strong Michigan roots
although she currently works as dean of the University of Oklahoma college
She holds degrees from Wayne State University and the University of
Blanchard named State Democratic Chairwoman Olivia Maynard direc-
tor of the office of services to the aging.
Reagan toughens parole laws
WASHINGTON - The Reagan administration, having failed to get
Congress to eliminate paroles for federal prisoners, issued tough new parole
guidelines yesterday designed to keep violent criminals and drug offenders
in prison longer.
The guidelines, which take effect Jan. 31, nearly double the minimum
prison stay for those convicted of murder, a forcible felony resulting in
death, kidnapping for ransom or as part of a terrorist act, espionage, air-
craft piracy, sale of three or more kilograms of heroin, and use of a sawed-
off shotgun, machine-gun, or silencer in a crime.
The guidelines also call for more time in prison before possible parole for
those convicted of selling large amounts of marijuana.
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'Daily alumna dies
and Barbara Green. She had 13 gran-
A University alumna and former dchildren and eight great-
Daily staff member died Sunday at the grandchildren.
age of 84. Coxon graduated from the University
Twila Haines Coxon of 14175S. Univer- in 1919. She was the first woman night
sity was pronounced dead at University editor at the Daily, a post she earned in
Hospital after suffering a stroke. She is 1918.
preceeded in death by her husband Dr. Funeral services are scheduled for
Alfred Coxon, a former Health Services Thursday at 10 a.m. at the First
surgeon, who died in 1977. Methodist Church (corner of State and
Coxon is survived by her son Alfred Huron.) Burial will follow at Forest
Coxon, and daughters Peggie Petoskey Hill Cemetary.
Education experts' report
warns o racial segregation
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The report said the cities that tested
voluntary desegregation, which the
Reagan administration advocates,
showed no improvement in segregation
levels from 1968 to 1980.
School districts that made themost
substantial progress in the past 15
years had extensive court-ordered
busing programs that integrated
suburban and city children, most of
them in the South, said the report.
The study showed _ minority
populations rose and white populations
decreased in city schools, which Orfield
said are turning into "minority in-
Percentages of Hispanics rose more
sharply than percentages of blacks in
most cities, including Los Angeles,
where school enrollment rose from 20
percent Hispanic in 1968 to 49 percent in
1980, the report said.
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