Andrew Young's Ill-Timed Call

The mayor faces a grand jury

Was he calling as a family friend offering compassionate advice? Or was the mayor of Atlanta bent on stopping an investigation? That apparently was what a federal grand jury in Atlanta wanted to know last week when it summoned Andrew Young to explain his March 25 telephone conversation with Alice Bond, the estranged wife of former Georgia State Senator Julian Bond. The call was placed six days after she told Atlanta police that her husband had been a regular user of cocaine and that she had once seen the mayor use coke.

Young, who was Jimmy Carter's Ambassador to the United...

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