The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 08, 1994, Page 3, Image 3
Lethal injection studied I HASTINGS (AP)—Several central Nebraska lawmakers indicate cautious support for the idea of allowing death row inmates to choose between lethal injection and the electric chair. Sen. Doug Kristensen of Minden said he would only support a change if he could be certain it wouldn’t create more avenues for appeal. Switching to lethal injection or allowing prisoners a choice could open the door for appeals for current death row inmates who were specifically sentenced to death by elec trocution, he said. “Once you start tinkering with the death penalty you' re opening up a big can of worms,” Kristensen said. “It isn’t just a straight policy question.” Although a majority of legislators probably would support allowing the option of lethal injection, some senators would probably use procedural rules to blocks its advancement, said state Sen. George Coordsen of Hebron. “Its chances of passage are less than 50 percent,” he said. Coordsen, unopposed in his re-elec tion bid in District 32, said he would favor giving prisoners a choice or sim ply changing to lethal injection. Other legislators, including Sen. EmieCham bers of Omaha, probably would block the measure because of their opposition to the death penalty, he said. Sen. Owen Elmer of Indianola, who introduced a bill in 1993 to make lethal injection an option, said death-penalty opponents in the Legislature would oppose the change because it would make efforts to repeal the law more difficult. “Apparently people in the Legisla ture who are opposed to the death pen alty think there would be less public sympathy for a person who is executed by lethal injection,” he said. “1 think in their minds that would make it more difficult to move people to push for an outright repeal of the law.” Looking For A Good Time? Featuring... Lie Awake Friday. Sept. 9th, & Saturday. Sept. 10th (9pni-hiin) F. V.C . Specials Starting at 1:30 pm S3.00 Pitchers 7pm-9pm (Fri. & Sat.) 1 22(S P’ Street 477-4000 Your newest Clinique Bonus: “Close Friends” For a fast, free skin analysis, come and meet the CLINIQUE COMPUTER. Clinique is a total system of skin care. And the very heart of the system is the Clinique Computer. Programmed by a group of leading dermatologists, it asks eight essential questions and analyzes the answers to determine skin type and the proper Clinique products and procedures. Then a sequence of three minutes in the morning and another three minutes at Right results in better looking skin. FASHION •QUALITY •VALUE •SERVICE SHOP YOUNKERS BY PHONE TOLL-FREE: 1-800-338-3183; IN DES MOINES (515) 246-3163. It’s Clinique Bonus Week. Clinique’s latest little bundle of joy— a sleek caddy-organizer filled with everyday^linique essentials. And all this week, any Clinique purchase of 13.50 or more sends your bonus right along home with you. You get: Honey Gloss Re-Moisturizing Lipstick, neutral-toned lip polish with lip-softening effects. Non-Aerosol Hairsprav. unscented favourite for natural looks, clean finish, non-sticky hold. Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, skin’s best-loved moisture “drink.” Down To Earth Pair of Shades Eve Shadow Duo, mistake-proof eye colours to highlight and shade. Ripe Raisin Different Lipstick, rich, warm and totally modern. Now through Saturday, September 17. One bonus to a customer, please. While supplies last. All Clinique products are allergy tested and 100% fragrance free.