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2The Daily Tar HeelTuesday, January 23, 1990 World and Nation U So marchers mark abortion ruleim From Associated Press reports Demonstrators marched with re newed fervor at state capitals and cities arcjund the nation Monday to com memorate the 17th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion. At least 9,000 people marched against abortion at the Georgia capitol in Atlanta, while Washington's annual March for Life carried a similar mes sage to the White House, the nation's Capitol and the U.S. Supreme Court. ''It may be a long fight," the Rev. Pat Robertson told demonstrators in At lanta, "(but) we will come back this ear, we will come back, next year, we will come back the year after ... until sooner or later we have v ictory." Norma McCorvey, the woman who was the "Jane Roe" in Roe vs. Wade, was scheduled to appear at a rally on California's capitol steps in Sacra mento. The Roe vs. Wade anniversary has become an increasingly important day to those debating the future of abortion in the United States. This year's commemoration carried special weight because of last summer's Supreme Court ruling in Missouri's Webster case. That ruling, which opened the door for states to impose some restrictions on abortion, was the biggest legal v ic tory in decades for anti-abortion forces and led to speculation that the high court would overturn Roe vs. Wade. It also pumped new life into organi zations on both sides of the aboition debate and led to a flurry of legislative proposals to both rest! ict and guarantee access to abortions. Those bills helped give added sig nificance to this year s demonstrations. Tens of thousands of people marched at rallies around the nation on Sunday. The Webster case also provided a backdrop for one of the stranger inci dents in the abortion observances. On Sunday night, police in San Francisco cited McCorvey, on whose behalf the original Roe vs. Wade case was filed, for illegally posting stickers bearing the name "Roe" on city street signs. The signs were on Webster Street. In another unusual twist, about 12 pro-choice demonstrators wrapped 200 feet of purple ribbon around the Louisi ana statehouse in Baton Rouge on Monday to draw attention to their new Coalition for Reproductive Freedom. The ribbon, they said, symbolized the purple sashes worn by suffragettes who marched for women's rights earlier in the century. In Trenton, N.J., about 150 protest ers marched in front of the New Jersey statehouse in support of anti-abortion bills, including one that would require minors seeking abortions to notify their parents. The demonstrators included a group of schoolgirls from Incarnation School in nearby Ewing, N.J., one of whom carried a sign that read: "Real Women Don't Kill Babies." "All of our parents gave us a chance, so why don't we give them a chance," said another student, eighth-grader Theresa Thoma. A parental notification bill is also pending in Nebraska, where the Legis lature chose Monday's anniversary to begin its debate on the issue. In Maine, about three-dozen anti abortion demonstrators marched on the federal courthouse in Portland, while their opposites lobbied legislators in Augusta "to keep Maine a pro-choice state,' ' in the words of pro-choice leader Betsy Sweet. Azerbaijani nmoum deaths, give warnin From Associated Press reports MOSCOW Hundreds of thou sands of wailing, black-clad Azer baijanis marched through Baku on Monday to mourn people killed w hen Soviet troops put down a nationalist revolt, and the republic's legislature threatened secession if Moscow did not pull out its soldiers. In another move in defiance of Presi dent Mikhail Gorbachev, local legisla tors declared Moscow's state of emer gency void, and militants vowed to keep up crippling strikes until troops leave. Also Monday, Communist leaders from Soviet Armenia and Azerbaijan took a tentative step toward ending 10 days of ethnic warfare, agreeing to withdraw armed groups from areas along their border, Tass said. But activ ists in Armenia and Azerbaijan said they were skeptical the truce would be kept. . The official Soviet news agency reported 12 more people were killed in ethnic clashes Monday on the border of the two republics, raising the toll since Jan. 13 to 167. Soviet officials said 83 of those were from the Soviet assault on the Azerbaijan capital on Saturday or skirmishes the previous day. More than 500 have been wounded in the conflicts. An emergency overnight session of the Azerbaijani Supreme Soviet legis lature demanded the full withdrawal of Soviet troops from the republic, with the exception of border districts with Armenia, said Baku lawyer Viliyad Mamedov, who attended the 1 1-hour overnight session. Lawmakers also demanded the lift ing of the curfew and state of emer gency in Baku and other areas of Azer baijan, which Moscow imposed with out the approval of Azerbaijani au thorities, Mamedov said in a telephone interview. If those demands are not met, Mamedov said, the legislature will consider voting to secede from the Soviet Union. lift" Buy any dinner entree and get one of equal or lesser value FREE. V;tlMiW(a;' iNSuii ' all ) ,,mi ... .-j jnjy it4 J - Ufr iittflf iUm TIRED of WAITING Days or Weeks for your Eyeglasses? Come to us & get your glasses in ONLY WE TOOR! Plastic Single Vision Most of the Time One Hour! University Opticians ir i I 4 Eyeglass j ! FRAMES ! LM8Q. 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Witnesses said throngs of mourners numbering as many as 2 million bore coffins of Azerbaijanis killed in the weekend assault down the narrow streets and major thoroughfares to Lenin Square, now renamed Freedom Square in honor of the Azerbaijani nationalist cause. The mourners, wearing black and carrying black-bordered portraits of some of the victims, then buried the victims at Kirov Park, overlooking the Referendums Caspian Sea. "All the people of Azerbaijan and Baku are in tears and mourning," offi cial Baku Radio said in a broadcast monitored by the BBC in London. Soviet troops and police did not in terfere in the funeral, said Leila Yunu sov, a spokeswoman for the Social Democratic Group, an informal Azer baijani political organization. Foreign reporters were barred from the region, so it was difficult to deter mine the exact death toll or reconcile conflicting information. Military officials said no one had been killed in Baku for the last two days, and residents said the Soviet troops seemed to have the city under control. from page 1 work. "I have questions about the technical problems. I'm concerned that little problems which would come up might turn into big problems." Student Congress Speaker Gene Davis said he would not take a stand on the proposed system. "The idea of student's voting is very sound and very empowering, but there are many ques tions that need to be asked." Passage of the referendum would return emphasis to issue-oriented re sponsibilities of congress members, Davis said. "If you take away the finan- 1 I I I i Laser Prints i Up to 20 quality Macintosh laser prints for just 500 each. Limit one coupon per customer. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 33190 the copy center Open 24 (lours. lI4V7.Frcn!dinSt. 967-0790 cial emphasis, then you are inherently placing more emphasis on policy. I don't think that's bad." The congress will also vote whether to include three other referendums on February's ballot: B a referendum, co-sponsored by Reps. JUrgen Buchenau (Dist. 4) and Todd Wyatt (Dist. 3), that would in crease constitutional funding for the Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF) from 5 to 15 per cent of graduate student activities fees. B a referendum, sponsored by Davis, that would phase out funding The Daily Tar Heel (DTH) with student fees over the next three years. The DTH now receives 16 percent of student fees. Beginning with the 1993-94 aca demic year, the DTH would not receive fees. According to the legislation, the DTH has become a financially self sufficient organization and wants to return its portion of the student fees to the student body. The DTH was incor porated in November. Davis said he believed more referen dums would be introduced before the election. 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Palestinian peace activist released after questioning From Associated Press reports JERUSALEM Faisal Husseini, a leading Palestinian activist and potential peace negotiator with Is rael, was freed from jail Monday. The United States had called his detention an obstacle to Middle East diplomacy. In a related matter. Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir threatened to resign if he loses a vote of confidence in his right-wing Likud bloc. Likud lead ers will meet next month on motions by hard-liners that Shamir's peace plan be dropped. Attorney General Yosef Harish ordered an investigation of allega tions that Science Minister Ezer Weizman met illegally with high officials of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Shamir made similar accusations three weeks ago and forced Weizman out of the powerful Inner Cabinet. Weizman represents the center left Labor Party and cannot be tried unless Parliament lifts his legislative immunity. Husseini was freed after three days of questioning about suspicions that he belonged to a "hostile organiza tion" and gave other Palestinians $450 to buy military uniforms. Jury finds hacker's guilty SYRACUSE, N.Y. A jury Monday night found a suspended graduate student guilty of federal computer tampering charges for unleashing a rogue program that crippled a nationwide network of News in Brief thousands of computers. Robert T. Morris, 24, faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He is the first person brought to trial under a 1986 federal computer fraud and abuse law that makes it a felony to break into a federal com puter network and prevent author ized use of the system. The jury returned its verdict at about 9:25 p.m. after nearly six hours ' of deliberations. It began consider ing Morris' fate at about 2 p.m., broke for dinner later and resumed deliberations at 7:30 p.m. Morris, of Arnold, Md., testified during his trial that he had made a programming error that caused a computer worm to go berserk and cripple the Internet system on Nov. 2, 1988. The worm he designed immobi lized an estimated 6,000 computers linked to Internet, including ones at NASA, military facilities and major universities. Mofford won't seek another term PHOENIX Democratic Gov. Rose Mofford's decision not to run for office this fall, announced after weeks of conflicting signals, has thrown Arizona politics and govern ment for a loop. Mofford said she had "no idea" who might run in her place and would not say whom she favored. Faculty from page 1 cials. "In that case, you're robbing Peter to pay Paul," said John Turner, dean of the school of social work. "If we're successful in recruiting faculty, that leaves the other university in a bad situation." Lee Greene, an associate professor in the English department, said the problem wasn't a shortage of black faculty. 'There is one simple solution: the University should hire them (black faculty). The University doesn't want them; they hire who they want to. They always use the excuse that they're not out there. But they're there hire them." The University is guilty of racist hiring practices, Greene said. The only way to make black faculty more attrac tive to the University is to "turn them white," Greene said. Greene said he endured what he considers to be unfair hiring practices at UNC. "It's a given. Would you rather not have a job, or would you rather teach at a university you feel has racist hiring practices? You do it, but you don't condone it." Gooder said he didn 't agree that UNC discriminates in its hiring practices. "There is no way I could support that." There are no instant solutions to the dilemma of finding black faculty, Budget Cannon said. "There are no instant fixes for the problem. But that doesn't mean the problem can't be resolved." The best solution would be to en courage black undergraduate students to attend graduate school and consider a career in teaching. Cannon said. "But that will take time. That is a factor. The student won't become a college professor one year after gradu ating from Chapel Hill." Black faculty at UNC would be ef fective in encouraging students to con sider a teaching career. Cannon said. "You want them to talk to successful peopie. i ney are in a position 10 en courage students to consider these ca reers. Maybe people like me need to get off our duffs and do more in this area." While this is a valid solution, stu dents may be more likely to consider a more financially rewarding career than teaching, Gooder said. 'The economic benefits of pursuing another career far nutweiPh rvcnminp n univprsitv nm- o - o 'j r " r t lessor. 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