The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 03, 1997, Page 2, Image 2

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and trade used
and out of
Print games.
Open gaming
all day* everyday. gamers,
for gamers.
Collectible Card Games. Miniatures. Role Playing, and more.
Just minutes from campus. SW Comer of 27th & Randolph
2639 Randolph » 476-8602
College Night every night at Game Day & Grill
Every night from 10 pm until close, something different.
Monday $1.75 Micro-brews
including Samuel Adams and Boylevard
$3.75 Burger Baskets $4.00 w/cheese
Tuesday $ l .50 Rails and Domestics
Wednesday $2.00 imports
deluding Bass, Two Dogs and Harp
Thursday Managers Choice
$3.75 Burger Baskets $4.oo w/cheese %
Friday $ l .oo Shots
who knows what they might be
Saturday $ 1 .OO Pounders of Beer
Every Monday Located at 9th
and Thursday Night and L Streets,
During Football- parking available
Buckets of Beer off 8th Street.
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Cosmonauts ready to fix Mir !
MOSCOW (AP) - In another step
toward boosting Mir’s power, two
Russian cosmonauts plan a 5 H-hour
spacewalk Monday to remove an old
solar panel from the space station and
make way for the installation of a new
one later in the week.
The cosmonauts started getting
ready Sunday, waking up at 10 p.m.
local time and eating breakfast, said
Mission Control spokeswoman Irina
Anatoly Solovyov and Pavel
Vinogradov must then begin the lengthy
process of putting on their bulky space
suits for the mission, set for 4:30 a.m.
Solovyov, the world’s most experi
enced spacewalker, is making his fourth
trip outside die Mir’s pressurized mod
; ules since arriving inAugust. In his
career, he has made more than a dozen
The two Russians must remove one
of the station’s 10 solarpanels because it
is wearing out On Thursday, they are to
head out again to install a new panel in
its place.
The mission is part of an ongoing
operation to increase the Mir’s power
supply, cut nearly in half when the sta
tion was hit by a cargo ship during a
practice docking in June.
The two cosmonauts previously
made two “internal spacewalks” into
the airless Spektr module, punctured in
the collision, and reconnected solar
panels to the Mir’s power system.
Solovyov and U.S. astronaut
Michael Foale walked into open space
in September to look for the holes in the
Spekitr’s hull, but were unable to find
U.S. astronaut David Wolf, who
replaced Foale, will remain inside the
Mir on Monday but is expected to take
part in a future spacewalk with
Solovyov to retrieve some American
scientific experiments from the outside
of the Mir.
The Mir’s power supply is sufficient
for everyday operations, and this week’s
repairs should increase the energy avail- ;
able for scientific experiments and other
If this week’s effort is successful,
then eight of the Mir’s 10 solar panels
will be working normally. Another one
is operating, but at less than full capaci
ty, and one was damaged beyond repair ,
in the June crash.
The cosmonauts also plan to deploy
a small working satellite that is a replica
of Sputnik, the world’s first man-made
satellite, which was launched by the
Soviet Union on Oct 4,1957.
Russian and French schoolchildren ,
helped make the satellite, which is one? >
third the size of the original - itself only
about as big as a beach ball. t r <
While Russian engineers construct
ed the exterior of the replica* the chil
dren built the transmittef inside,
Manshilina said.
The cosmonauts can launch the
satellite into orbit simply by pushing it
out into space, she said.
Muslim women fight discrimination j
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Jordan’s
only elected woman lawmaker recalls
the day a Muslim fundamentalist leader
offered her a free wardrobe if she only
would wear a veil as observant Muslims
And die day she was speaking out in
parliament against corruption when a
conservative tribal leader hurled an ash
tray at her.
Toujan Faisal refused the clothes,
and the ashtray missed. But the message
in both cases was clean Women should
carry on tradition and leave politics to
Once again, the 48-year-old Faisal is
ignoring the message. She is one of 17
women among 535 candidates running
in Tuesday’s parliamentary election.
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“It was an arduous and painful path,
just like a garden full of prickles,” Faisal
told The Associated Press. “But I know
I am daring, and very few can do what I
A former television talk show host
ess, Toujan first ran for office in 1989.
She lost after her campaign against
polygamy drew calls for her blood from
Muslim fanatics; Islam allows men up
to four wives at once.
She won her 1993 parliamentary
race on a platform of women’s rights
and created a stir in the House of
Representatives by challenging King
Hussein’s constitutional right to dis
solve the body. Her case, however, was
thrown out of court
If re-elected, Faisal said she will
fight discriminatory laws, such as a law
preventing the children of women gov
ernment employees from receiving then
mother’s pension if she dies while still
Despite her firebrand appeal, Faisal
and other women in politics find public
acceptance difficult to come by. Some
members of Jordan’s most powerful
fundamentalist group, the Muslim
Brotherhood, urge firing women in gov
ernment jobs and replacing them with
men to ease male unemployment
The challenges are similar for
women elsewhere in the Arab world. In
Egypt’s 1995 parliamentary election,
only six women were elected to the 454
member house. President Hosni
Mubarak appointed four others later.
Three women serve in Lebanon’s 128
member parliament. In Saudi Arabia,
Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and
Bahrain, women cannot vote.
Jordan’s King Hussein, who has
modernized Jordan during his 45-year
rule, gave women the right to vote and
run for parliament in 1974 - though at
the time, elections had been suspended
since 1967. When balloting resumed id
1989, only 12 women took part. None
In 1993, three women ran; Faisal ;
was the sole victor.
This year’s 17 women candidates
are a “very modest number, but if sever
al of those manage to make it to parlia
ment we would have achieved a great
plus,” said chief election spokesman
Mazen Armouti.
Faisal inspired at least one of them -
her sister, Leila.
“It is time that the women’s voice is
heard,” Leila Faisal said. She is vying
with another woman and five men in an
Amman district
Britons rally behind nanny J
LONDON (AP) - Supporters of a
British au pair convicted of murder in
Massachusetts prayed for her freedom
during Sunday services and demon
strated for it outside the U.S. Embassy.
^ About 25 protesters demanding
the release of Louise Woodward lit
candles in flower pots and wrapped a
yellow ribbon around a tree outside
die embassy as they waited for Hillary
Rodham Clinton to arrive.
“This is the only part of America
within reach,” said Hazel Parker, a
retired school headmistress from New
Malden, 50 miles west of London.
The first lady had been on a speak
ing tour in Northern Ireland and was
attending a reception at the embassy.
But she was driven through a rear
entrance of the compound and missed
the protest.
Drivers passing the embassy hoot
ed and flashed headlights in agree
ment with the demonstrators. But it
was unclear how many Britons
responded to a call by Woodward
defenders for drivers to turn on their
headlights at 2 p.m.
At a church service in Thornton Le
Moors, near Woodward’s hometown
of Elton in northwest England, the
congregation listened with their heads
bowed as the vicar complained that
Woodward was under pressure to
admit guilt in the death of 8-month
old Matthew Eappen.
“It is one thing for people to know
that somebody is innocent,” said the
Rev. Ken Davey. “But when you have
other people ... actually putting pres
sure on you to say that they are guilty,
it takes a very strong person to stand
Nobody was happy having to do this.
Nobody thought Louise intended
to kill the baby.”
Jodie Garber
up against that pressure.”
While the trial is widely regarded
in Britain as having been unfair and
Thursday’s verdict of second-degree
murder wrong, opinion is divided on
whether Woodward is innocent or
should be convicted of a lesser charge.
Woodward received a mandatory
life sentence and will be eligible for
parole in 15 years. On Tuesday, the
judge in the case will consider defense
motions to throw out the verdict, order
-a new trial or reduce die charge - pos
sibly to manslaughter.
In an interview with The Mail on
Sunday, one juror said the panel want
ed to consider manslaughter, but the
judge had allowed Woodward’s
lawyers to rule out that option.
“Nobody liked the finding we felt
compelled to reach,” Jodie Garber of
Cambridge, Mass., told the Mail.
“Nobody was happy having to do this.
Nobody thought Louise intended to
kill die baby.”
Woodward’s supporters have
raised nearly $170,000 for a “Free
Louise” fund since Thursday’s verdict.
In Glasgow, Scotland, an unemployed
man set up a stall to collect petition
signatures and said he got more than
300 in two hours.
“I thought it was unjust and
wrong,” said Kenneth Rexter, 3,7. “It
now turns out many jurors feel the
same way.” .
Meanwhile, Swedish newspapers
reported Sunday that the woman who ‘
preceded Woodward as an au pair for
the Eappen family left the job after j
Deborah Eappen, Matthew’s mother, j
said she was more interested in having
fun than caring for children.
Those comments echoed the pros- j
ecution’s contention that Woodward
was frustrated by a job that limited het
social life.
“Everything had been greq,t,(tpt
suddenly one day Debbie was
unpleasant and began to complain that
we Swedes were only there to party 5
and have fun and were not interested
in watching children,” the newspaper
Dagens Nyheter quoted Jenny Vestbro
Vestbro said she decided to leave ;
after that, but had generally good rela- j
tions with the Eappens in the three
months she worked for them in 1996
and ended on friendly terms.
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