Paae 10-Saturday, August 2, 1980--The Michigan Daily
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate
Republicans, miffed over allegations
that President Carter is trying to fill
every government vacancy in case he's
defeated for re-election, plan to block
confirmation of dozens of presidential
Spokesmen for GOP leaders in the
Senate acknowledged that the
Republicans decided at an unpublicized
meeting this week to hold posts open for
Ronald Reagan to fill should the
Republican presidential nominee win
the November elettion.
ALTHOUGH THE 41 Republican
members of the Senate are outnum-
bered by 58 Democrats on a direct vote,
which requires a simple majority for
confirmation, the GOP could mount a An MX missile
filibuster and deprive the Democrats of Nevada. This o
the 60 votes needed to shut off debate.
The Republicans are complaining
that Carter is trying to ram through an NO EFFE
unusually large number of
nominations, including some for posts
that have been vacant for years, to
place people he needs as political allies ere
into patronage jobs beyond the reach of
a potential GOP successor. By,
This is not a novel election year com- Iranian Presiden
plaint. The Republicans say unhappy States yesterday to
Senate Democrats told former ts holding 52 Ameri
President Gerald Ford before the 1976 death would have "
election that he should not send up any In one of their fi
more nominations that year. Cairo Sunday, then
IN A "DEAR colleague" letter cir- hostages-now in t
culated to fellow Republicans on Mon- crimes of the United
day, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah claimed "This (the shat
he had "discovered a plan by President hostages," the Kut
Carter and the Democratic majority in from the militants a
the Senate to fill all existing presiden- The militants m
-tial appointments this month, even delbate that Ayatol
those which do not expire until the fall." decide the fate of th
According to Hatch, Carter's motive Embassy in Tehran
is "to give patronage jobs to special in- That long-await(
terest groups and deny Governor again by a dispute b
Ronald Reagan the opportunity to rivals over the choic
make a number of key appointments THE PRESIDE?
when he is elected." nomination for the j
A presidential spokesman, Dale his choice, was still
Leibach, denied Thursday that Carter acceptable to his riv
was ramming through nominations for Parliament is e
political purposes. after that dispute is
Big time transport AP Photo
transporter vehicle weighing 1,450,000 pounds and costing $4,000,000 sits on a test track near Las Vegas,
ne-of-a-kind vehicle will transport missiles and also place them into vertical launching shelters.
C T ON HOSTAGES:
th 's death
United Press International .
it Abolhassan Bani-Sadr asked the United
return the shah's wealth and the militan-
cans captive said the deposed monarch's
no effect onthe hostages."
irst statements since the shah's death in
militants said they would not release the
heir 272nd day of captivity-until "the
d States are exposed.
h's) death will have no effect on the
waiti news agency quoted a statement
s saying. "The fight will continue." .
nade no mention of the parliamentary
Rah Ruhollah Khomeini has ordered to
e Americans taken captive when the U.S.
was seized Nov. 4.
ed debate has been delayed again and
etween Bani-Sadr and his fundamentalist
ce of a prime minister.
NT, WHO was forced to withdraw one
lob when the fundamentalists objected to
looking for a candidate loyal to him and
vals, who control parliament.
xpected to begin its hostage debate only
In an interview with the Japanese newspaper Mainichi
Shimbun, Bani-Sadr indicated that returning the riches the
shah took out of Iran may improve parliament's mood when
it does finally get around to considering the hostage crisis.
WITHOUT SPECIFICALLY referring to the debate, Bani-
Sadr said that if the United States wants to improve relations
with Tehran "they should turn over the properties left behind
by the shah and his family."
Iran maintains the shah "stole" up to $30 billion in assets
when he fled Iran in January 1979. A spokesman for the late
ruler's family said he left about $50 million to relatives in his
Meanwhile, in Washington, District of Columbia jail of-
ficials called off plans to force-feed 173 Iranian prisoners who
have staged a six-day hunger strike, saying it would be too
A prison spokesman said if guards tried to put intravenous
needles in the prisoners' arms without their consent "much
harm could be done."
The Iranians were jailed Sunday on charges stemming
from demonstrations for and agaisnt Khomeini. Those
charges were dropped yesterday, and the Iranians were ex-
pected to be turned over to Immigration and Naturalization
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The task force asked City Council to
evaluate the four options in terms of.
aesthetics, parking, and accessibility
THE OPTION CHOSEN by council
called for a new 2,500 square foot depot
to be located to the west of the Broad-
way St. bridge at the eastern edge of the
existing depot parking lot. The required
parking lot would be located west of the
new structure, primarily along the nor-
th side of Depot St.
According to City Engineer Leigh
Chizek, the site plans must now be
reviewed by Amtrak and Michigan
Department of Transportation officials.
preliminary and final plans," he said,
"but I don't know when that will be."
Halee said once Amtrak has made a
land contract with the city, it should
take no more than a year to complete
construction of the depot.
A celebration will be held in Detroit
today in honor of the Lake Cities Ttr-
boliner. According to Delany, the event
will feature an arts and crafts exhibit,
more than 12 pieces of modern railroad
equipment in walk-through display, and
round trip excursion rides aboard a
special Turboliner train.
The west-bound train will stop in Ann
Arbor at 1:25 p.m., and an east-bound
train will pass through at 5:29 p.m.