California: His Honor Dirty Harry

His Honor Dirty Harry

Ronald Reagan, who knows a thing or two about landslides, telephoned from the White House to confess to the triumphant candidate that he was "envious of your margin of victory." By a lopsided 2,166 votes to 799, Actor Clint - Eastwood, 55, had seized city hall in Carmelby-the-Sea (pop. 4,800) with about as much authority as his famous movie detective Dirty Harry uses in seizing bad guys. Incumbent Charlotte Townsend offered her concession about an hour after the polls had closed.

Although the new mayor promised to tackle Carmel's No. 1 problem, tourist parking, he may first have to deal with...

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