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Vol. XCI, No. 35-S FREE ISSUE Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesddy, July 8, 1981 FREE ISSUE Twelve Pages
,j~. ~woman to
From AP and UPI to have been nominated by President
WASHINGTON - President Reagan, Reagan for a position on the United
breaking a tradition stretching back to States Supreme Court," said O'Connor.
George Washington, said yesterday he "If confirmed, I will do my best to serve
will nominate Arizona state Judge San- the court and this nation in a manner
dra O'Connor to be the first woman on that will bring credit to the president, to
the Supreme Court, filling the vacancy my family, and to all the people of this
created by the retirement of Justice great nation."
Potter Stewart. SHE TURNED aside questions about
In announcing his choice, Reagan her legal philosophy, her 15-minute talk
called the 51-year-old O'Connor "a per- with the president at the White House,
son for all seasons" and first reaction and a right-to-life group's attack on her.
from the Senate indicated she could Douglas Badger, a lobbyist for the
have an easy time being confirmed. Christian Action Council, a Protestant
g ],REAGAN SAID he is "completely group which opposes abortions, said
[ satisfied" with O'Connor's position on O'Connor cast three votes in the
abortion, and White House spokesman Arizona Senate that anti-abortion
Larry Speakes later said she told leaders cannot easily accept.
Reagan during a July 1 interview in the He said in 1970 - before the Supreme
Oval Office that abortion is "personally Court's 1973 abortion decision - she
AP Photo abhorrent to her." voted for a bill that would have
But the National Organization for legalized abortions in Arizona under
PRESIDENT REAGAN and Attorney General William French Smith meet Women, which supports the right of certain circumstances; in 1974 she
with reporters in the White House after announcing the nomination of San- women to have abortions if they choose, voted in the Senate Judiciary.Commit-
wihrpresi h ht os fe nonigtenmnto fSn called the nomination "a victory for the tee and in the Republican caucus
dra O'Connor (inset) to the Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate,dr
O'Connor would be the first woman in U.S. history to sit on the high court. women's movement. against a resolution calling on Congress
"I am extremely happy and honored See COURT, Page5
MANY VACANCIES, BUT RENT IS STILL HIGH:
Fail housing market slow again
By JENNIFER MILLER soliciting students in the office. They're not getting
Daily Housing reporter the same rate of response" this year. "Our walk-in WHY THE SLOW RENTAL market? "Not
ough fall dormitory space is already filled and traffic has gone down," Williams said. the cost of education gone up, but the cost ofc
geds of students are on a wait-list, the off- "WHAT YOU'RE FINDING is that landlords are has gone up too. So, what people are doing is
getting worried," said Dale Cohen of the Tenants up on rent - there's more density," Cohen s
us rental market looks to be as slow as last Union. "Before, they could fill everything by May. students are also waiting, hoping to find
market. oeo h Now they can't fill them by August." places."
pokesman for McKinley Properties, one of the Full dor ti e uus Housing Director Uncetainty about financial aid and job i
tIodsinAnA.,., s aid-"t's theUslncertainty about financia 'aidand job i
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it's ever been."
LAST FALL, area landlords were still searching
for tenants as late as October. Some were offering
lower rents, short-term leases, or even a month's rent
free in order to lure tenants. But for now, most lan-
dlords have a 'wait and see' attitude before starting
to make any special offers.
Most landlords agreed the rental market is slow
this year, but said the vacancy rate is not quite as
high as last year's vacancy rate. A few of the landlor-
ds contacted said they weren't having any trouble
finding tenants or had already filled most of their
University Assistant Director of Off-Campus
Housing Jo Williams said, "I don't know if (rental)
prices are going to drop. But we have landlords
"I don't know if prices are going
to drop. But we have landlords
soliciting students in the office."
-Jo Williams, University assistant
director of off-campus housing
Robert Hughes said, "It's been a long time since we
opened (in the fall) with any vacancies."
The enrollment figure for fall does not appear to be
a factor for the off-campus vacancies and full dorms.
Associate Director of Admissions Lance Erickson
said, "We're not getting any substantial increase or
also a factor. ome students just uont Know i thiiey
can return right now," said HRousing Information
Director Leroy Williams. He said it seems more
students are also living at home if possible and com-
muting instead of living on campus.
WHETHER LANDLORDS will be repeating last
fall's special offers and rent discounts this year is
purely speculative at this point. Most landlords feel
that their vacancies will be filled before fall.
Cohen warned that students should be careful when
landlords offer discounts, as the rental units discoun-
ted may be less than desirable.
In general, Ann Arbor rent costs have increased
this year. Graduate student Ariel Loftus, who is
looking for fall housing, said, "It seems there's a lot
more places available, but they're more expensive."