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Lennon's
killer
makes TV
movie
LONDON (AP) - A British
documentary broadcast yesterday
shows a calm Mark Davis Chapman
telling police he heard a voice in his
head saying "Do it! Do it! Do it!"
before he pulled a gun from his
pocket and killed ex-Beatle John
Lennon.
Chapman, in an almost languid
taped confession to New York City
police, said he killed Lennon because
the beloved singer-songwriter had
forsaken his ideals and become "a
complete phony."
He also said he was playing out
the role of Holden Caulfield, hero of
The Catcher in the Rye, J. D.
Salinger's classic novel about a
troubled adolescent.
"I'm indeed the Catcher in the Rye
of this generation," he told invest-
igators in the taped account soon
after he pumped five bullets into
Lennon outside his Manhattan apart-
ment on Dec. 8, 1980.
Yorkshire Television, which made
the film for its "First Tuesday" doc-
umentary series, said the tapes have
never been heard in public. They did
not emerge in court because Chap-
man cut short the August 1981
murder trial by pleasing guilty. Now
31, Chapman is serving a life sen-
tence at.Attica state penitentiary.

The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, February 3, 1988- Page 7
Former Mich.
Gov. 'Soapy'
Williams dies

DETROIT - G. Mennen
"Soapy" Williams, the bow-tie
wearing Democrat who served six
terms as governor of Michigan and
then became chief justice of the state
Supreme Court, died Tuesday at the
age of 76.
Williams suffered a massive
cerebral hemorrhage Monday night at
his home Grosse Pointe Farms and
never regained consciousness. He
was pronounced dead at 2:22 p.m.
EST at St. John Hospital in Detroit,
spokeswoman Dorothy Columbo
said.
Williams' wife, Nancy, and their
three children were at the hospital at
the time of his death, as were
Supreme Court Justices Dennis W.
Archer and Patricia Boyle, said Tom
Farrell, spokesman for the state
Supreme Court.
"A giant had fallen," Michigan
Gov. James Blanchard said in a
statement. "He was a giant in
Michigan politics and in Michigan
life. No one gave more unselfishly
to the public good in Michigan than
Governor Williams."
"My colleagues and I ar e
overwhelmed with sadness at the
news of the passing of our beloved
colleague and friend," state Supreme
Court Chief Justice Dorothy

Williams
... dies atage 76
Comstock Riley said in a statement.
"He will be remembered always as
the governor of the people and a
justice of the people. "
"His parting is painful, but our
memories of him run long and deep."
Farrell said Williams had been
planning a trip in May to the Soviet
Union. He said Williams had
recovered from 1983 surgery for
prostate cancer.

Pantalones rotos Doily Photo by JESSICA GREENE
Teaching assistant Marita Osuna tells her Spanish 101 class about the latest fad: los pantalones rotos (ripped
jeans).

Local groups protest

Contra ai

(Continued from Page 1)
"He (Arias) has said it would be
good if the situation could be solved,
politically and not militarily," said
Barish.
Pursell has voted both for and
against aid to the Nicaraguan rebels
and is considered an important swing
I vote on the issue.
President Reagan is proposing
$36.2 million in aid to Contras.
$3.6 million, which is for "lethal
aid," would be put into escrow to be
released after March 31 if Reagan
determines the peace process has not
succeeded
The House of Representatives is
scheduled to vote on the aid package
today.
Local anti-Contra aid activists
saw Pursell's comments as potential
justification for supporting Contra
aid, fearing that the threat of U.S.
military action would lead Pursell to
support Contra aid as an alternative.
Several spoke at a press conference
held yesterday at.Ann Arbor's First
Methodist Church.
Cates called predictions that
Pursell would support Contra aid
"hypothetical," adding that Pursell
has yet to decide his vote on Contra
aid.

proposal
Pat Blumenthal, a member of
Neighbor-to-Neighbor, said she saw
Pursell's information as a "pretext"
to vote for Contra aid by making the
point that "even President Arias
supports Contra aid in some way."
"The administration is fudging to
get this aid through," said David
Austin, an LSA junior and member
of the Latin American Solidarity
Committee.
The Associated Press contributed
to this report.

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telecommunications.
Here's what some recent graduates of Annenberg's
Master's in Communications Management are doing:
Suzanne B., B.A., French, U.C. Berkeley
Vice President, Programming Sales, ABC Radio
Steve B., B.A., Fine Arts, Ohio University
Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs,
Columbia Pictures-TV
Paul D., B.A., English, U. Michigan
Manager, Marketing and Public Policy, Pacific Bell
Sara K., B.A., Political Science, Duke
Director, Creative Services,
Assoc. of TV Programming Executives
Pam R., B.A., Asian Studies, Mount Holyoke
Director, Public Relations,
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