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- The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 12, 1986 - Page 5

House approves harsh amendnents to

WASHINGTON (AP)- The
House, shaping its version of
legislation to furnish new
weapons in the war on drugs,
dicided yesterday to require use of
the armed forces and to reinstitute
the federal death penalty for some
drug dealers.
The lawmakers also voted to
change the "exclusionary rule,"
to allow some illegally obtained

evidence to be used in court.
Because of such measures ,
what began as a bipartisan bill
uniting Democrats and
Republicans, liberals and
conservatives, has now become
bitterly contested. However, it
still was expected to pass.
After the "exclusionary rule"
passed, House Judiciary
Chairman Peter Rodino

angrily commented that a bill
designed to attack illegal drugs is
now an "attack . . . on the
Constitution of United States."
Rodino and others warned that
the bill would by "filibustered to
death" in the Senate, but Rep.
Tommy Robinson (D-Ark.), said
he was so delighted by the changes
that he thought he had "died and
gone to heaven."

Sauter quits CBS under fire

NEW YORK
(AP)-Confronted with a revolt
from below and the ouster of his
ally at the top, Van Gordon Sauter
resigned yesterday after a
tumultuous 10 months as
president of CBS News.
The resignation came one day
after network founder William
Paley and Laurence Tisch, the
company's major stockholder,
forced the resignation of Thomas
Wyman as chairman and chief
executive officer.
Sauter's resignation was
announced minutes after CBS
board member Walter Cronkite
has said that a change in the news
division's leadership appeared
inevitable.
~ Winston
(Continued from Page 1
buses and added that three
construction sites on bus routes
have further slowed down traffic
to North Campus.
Kate Ghastin, an
administator in the Department
of Transportation, said her office
is aware of the problems. "The
overcrowding is a very big
concern to us but its always
difficult because all the classes let
out at once," she said.
Ghastiq added that the
department plans to hire more
drivers, but has no current plans
to revise the bus schedule.
POLICE
NOTES
Police investigate
attempted rape
Police are investigating the
attempted rape of a University
student in her residence on the
600 block of E. Ann St. yesterday
mormng.
Sgt. Jan Suomala said the
suspect, a black man in his 20s ,
broke into the home where the
woman was sleeping. He muffled
her face with his hand and told
her he had a gun, although the
woman never saw one.
A friend took the victim to
University Hospital, where she
was treated and released.
-Melissa Birks

SAUTER EARLIER this year
laid off 70 news employees as part
of a general reduction in the CBS
workforce and was criticized
openly by' star employees such as
Bill Moyers and Andy Rooney for
not insulating the news division
from the pressures of profits and
ratings.
"My 18 years at CBS were
joyful and rewarding, and while
the difficulties of the past 10
months constituted an
irreversible end-game, I leave
with pride in my work and respect
and fondness for my former
colleagues," Sauter said in a
statement.
Gene Jankowski, president of
CBS Broadcast Group, said he
accepted Sauter's resignation
with regret, and that Howard
Stringer, executive vice president

of CBS News, would handle day-
to-day operations for the time
being.
MIKE DANN a former CBS
programming vice president
under Paley, said the return of the
84-year-old founding father
would boost CBS' prime-time
fortunes.
Judy Muller, a CBS reporter
who did a radio commentary
yesterday about the situation, said
in an interview that CBS
employees, "are hoping Paley
will protect the creative product.
Tisch said he wants to bring back
Paley's standards, so there's hope
in that."
Although prime time is a more
serious problem for the bottom
line, the discontent in the news
division had been an open and
embarrassing sore.

The overall legislation would
escalate the war on drugs by
pouring billions of dollars into
enforcement, education,
rehabilitation, crop eradication,
and withholding of aid from
recalcitrant producer countries.
The significant changes were
made when the House:
-Voted 296-112 to permit
imposition of the federal death
penalty for individuals involved
in a continuing criminal
enterprise, who intentionally
cause the death of another
individual. The change was
sponsored by Rep. George W.
Gekas (R-Pa.)
-Decided, 237-137 to force the
president to send military forces
to U>S> borders to stop drug
smuggling, and give them power
to make arrests in instances
where traffickers are under
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original bill would have all
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z good war on drugs if we do not pass our
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Inge is But Rodino said it was written
The in a flawed manner, and another
s made opponent, Rep. John Conyers, (D-
cases Mich.), called the amendment the
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