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The Michigan Daily--Thursday, December 3, 1987- Pago 5
Washington backer
voted Chicago mayor
CHICAGO (AP) - Veteran Sawyer was elected at 4:01 a.m.,
Black City Council member Eugene climaxing a chaotic 19 hours of
Sawyer was sworn in yesterday as politcal intrigue. Ten council mem-
acting mayor of Chicago. He was bers reported death threats, an esti-
chosen to succeed the late Harold mated 5,000 protesters mobbed City
Washington in a raucous 6 and one- Hall and a lawsuit was filed in an
half-hour City Council meeting unsuccessful bid to stop the coun-
amid charges of a return to machine cil's selection of an acting mayor.

politics.
Sawyer, elected with support
from old-guard whites, immediately
vowed that Washington's reform
movement "shall remain intact and
go forward. It will continue
untainted by special interests fro the
rich and powerful."
But some allies of the city's first
black mayor predicted that Sawyer
would revert to the old-style crony-
ism and dealing during his 1 7
months as acting mayor.

He defeated Tim evans, a Black
council member who had been
Washington's floor leader, by a vote
of 29-19 with two abstentions in the
50-member council. Voters will
elect a mayor in April 1989 to serve
until 1991, finishing out Washing-
ton's second term.
Washington, who died of a heart
attack last week, had after years of
battle with old-guard whites forged a
majority on the council.

The bookm vDoily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Thel bookmobil arrives
Nicole Hampton, left, and Jenifer Wave, sixth-graders at Angell School reach for books in the Ann Arbor Public Library bookmobile. The
truck contains adult as well as children's books and even a few records.
Officials question nomination rocedures

WASHINGTON (AP) - Th
Justice Department said yesterda
that Supreme Court nominee An
thony Kennedy was given no litmu
test to determine how he would vot
on controversial issues likely t
come before the high court.
Prior to the selection of Kenned
to fill the court's vacant seat, neithe
the president nor other officials aske
Kennedy his views on "any case, i
sue or subject " that could be decide
by the justices, the department said,
The department made the conm
ments in a letter to the Senate Jud
ciary Committee, which had re
quested documents on a n
communications between Kenned
and administration officials, Assis
tant Attorney General John Bulto
acknowledged the department has i
formal lists of questions that ma
have been asked Kennedy, but di
not make clear whether they woul
be given to the panel.
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-eVe
mont), a comn ; member, sai
LASC plans
protest of
public safety
(Connu from Page )
week's CIA pro %st, voted last nig
to help Marcus+ "financially an
politically" with ,atever charges N
faces in the future.
LASC memi s said the polic
and campus sacty officers wer
filing charges against Marcuse t
discourage him from pressin
charges. Marcuse is not a LAS
member.
LASC plans to demonstrat
against the department of safety nex
1 Thursday. LASC members will g
to Heatley's office, the prosecutor'
office and police station at Cit
Hall, and University Presiden
Harold Shapiro's home.
University Vice President f
Student Services Henry Johnson, i
a statement released Wednesday, sai
"At the U-M, we do not challeng
the legitimacy of organize
peaceable protest as an importan
way of drawing attention to an
encouraging debate about sociall
important issues. However, a
entirely different problem arise
when protest in the'University tak
a form that violates the right o
students to pursue their legitima
activities without interference."
SOUP
AND
SANDWICH
COMBO

e the panel should press for everything
y the department has available.
- "We have to make sure somebody
s is not appointed based on litmus test
.e commitments of how they will vote
o in cases coming up," Leahy said in
explaining the committee's docu-
y ment request.
Ir Conservative supporters of the
d president have expressed hope that
s- the next Reagan nominee on the
d court could tip the balance in their
favor in their drive to ban abortion
- and race-based quotas, and to lower
i- the wall of separation between
church and state.
y Confirmation hearings in the fed-
y eral apellate judge from Sacra..nto
s- California, begin Dec. 14. Little
n opposition has surfaced, leaving a
n- much calmer a mosphere than last
lY September, when a pitched battled
id had broken out over the administra-
d tion's first high court nominee,
Robert Bork.
r- Bork's narr v reading of individ-
d ual rigi dJby the Constitu-
VOLKSW
ht
d
e
re THE BES
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g
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to
xt
o
's
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or
n
e
d,
it
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s 40 MINUI
of
to
YARK'SCLA
POFSCHE / BM
By taking a short, pleasant d
23-to Yark's Classic Autow
will discover the region's lar

tion led to his defeat by the Senate,
58-42.
The administration's second
choice for the vacant Supreme court
seat, Douglas Ginsburg, asked Rea-
gan on Nov. 7 to withdraw his
nomination after a furor erupted over

his past marijuana use.
Bulton, in the department's letter,
described contacts between Kennedy
and a number of administration offi-
cials - including the president -
before the nomination was an-
nounced Nov. 11.

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