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WOMEN IN

POLITICS

Women
up against
opponents,
history
By Laurie Mayk
)aily Staff Reporter
Women are kicking off their high
s and putting on their walking shoes
o it the campaign trail - but they're
till fighting an uphill battle, candidates
say.
Campaigning on campus yesterday
with former Texas Gov. Ann Richards,
Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor) said
the climb has gotten easier over the
years.
"Ann, and women like her, pushed
the door open to get through, women
my age kicked the door open and used
-e force, and now it's up to (young
women) to walk through the door that's
been opened," Rivers said at Cava Java
yesterday.
During the impromptu visit, cam-
paign workers on South Uiversity
Avenue encouraged passing students to
register to vote in the Nov. 5 election.
Richards filed her last election bid in
1994 for Texas governor, but the issues
fRing female candidates and legislators
en't changed much since then, she
said.
"It's very predictable, but it's gotten
better," Richards said.
"Is it harder for women? Yes. Is it
more difficult for women to raise
money, for women to have the kind of
broad-based community support?
Yeah," she said.
The reason why is often debated.
"History - the history of this nation,"
*hards said "My grandmother could-

Pro-Hussein
forces take
northern Iraq

Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Kurdish forces
backed by Iraqi President Saddam
Hussein swept into Sulaymaniyah yes-
terday, effectively extending Baghdad's
control over all of northern Iraq for the
first time since the United States creat-
ed a Kurdish haven after the 1991
Persian Gulf War.
Sulaymaniyah, the largest Kurdish
city with a population of about I million,
had been the headquarters of the

major setback for U.S. policy in Iraq -
under increasing criticism from allies
and rivals.
"This is a huge victory," said a leading
member of the Iraqi National Congress
(INC), which is backed by the CIA and
has been headquartered in the north.
Hussein "showed that America's word
does not count for much. He showed the
north was his for the taking. And he
showed that it is idle and counterproduc-
tive and useless to work against him at
home."

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KRISTEN SCHAFER/Daily
Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards talks politics with other women at Cava Java on South University Avenue yesterday. Richards
was in town campaigning for Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor).

Patriotic Union of
which has
waged serious
battle with the
H u s s e i n -
K ur d i st a n
b a c k e a dic
Democratic
Party (KDP)
since last
month.
Thousands
of refugees
fled to the _
Iranian border
about 30 miles
to the east. Radio

it ussain has

U.S.
admitted

officials
yester-

day that America

n't vote because in Texas, women, idiots
and imbeciles could not vote."
Richards is pounding the pave-
ment across the country once again
this fall to attend functions with
Democratic candidates, including
fund-raisers for Rivers and House
candidate Debbie Stabenow of Flint.
Workers on the Rivers campaign said
the tough Texas Democrat was a "big
draw" for the fund-raiser, allowing
the campaign to exceed its goal for
the event.
Rivers earned her wings two years
ago as a first-term member of
Congress, and is now facing a well-
financed challenger, Republican busi-
ness executive Joe Fitzsimmons, in her
re-election campaign.

Michigan femame lawmakers
The Legislature has 33 female lawmakers, including three senators and 30
representatives
19 are Democrats, 14 are Republicans
In November's races, 15 females are challenging male incumbents: 16
female incumbents face male challengers
Source: AP

Kurdistan (PUK),

achieved a
tactical suo
through Ku
quisling"
- Senior Penta
Tehran claimed a

is"" had lost a key bat-
tle to the Hussein
regime. Yet the
ccess Clinton adminis-
tration, now in the
rrdiSh throes of debating
its options, claims
it is still better
positioned to win
gon official the longer war.
"Hussein has
achieved a tactical
success through a Kurdish quisling," a
senior Pentagon official said yesterday.
"But from our view, the United States
has imposed a strategic penalty on him
in the south where we both have greater
interests. So we feel we're ahead:"
President Clinton last week
ordered strikes on Iraqi air defense
installations in southern Iraq and
extended the southern "no-fly" zone
north from the 32nd parallel to the
33rd parallel.

Rivers said that being a female candi-
date has made fund raising difficult for
more than one reason. Women are
taught to do things for themselves, and
it's not easy to call up a supporter and
ask for a check, she said.
Once women make it to Capitol
Hill, voters still view them different-
ly than. their male counterparts,
Richards said. No matter how hard
the fight or how biting the issues.

voters expect female legislators to go
about their business quietly and sen-
sibly, without the backroom deals
and formalities of male party poli-
tics.
"Voters are pretty sure that women
are more honest because not enough of
us have ever been caught doing some-
thing wrong," Richards said. "They
think women are more frugal and less
See POLITICS, Page 7

half million Kurds were homeless or
seeking refuge and appealed for out-
side aid to avoid "a human tragedy."
The capture of Sulaymaniyah
occurred on the same day when the
town of Dokan fell to the KDP earlier,
giving the group control of a dam that
supplies water and power to the region.
The 10-day campaign, run by Iraq's
elite military Republican Guard and
fought largely by the KDP. represents a

Student camp-out
for hockey tickets
nds this year

Netanyahu
rejects calls to
pull out troops
Washington officials urge more
peace-making talks with Arafat

Tickets now sold on
first-come, first-serve
basis
Ann Stewart
Staff Reporter
Students who banked on camping
out to get the best seats for the upcom-
ing hockey season woke up to a new
rule this year.
Due to a change in University ticket
office policy, hockey tickets will no
longer be sold on a first-come-first-
served basis. And the long line that
formed early
terday out-
e the athletic I s
ticket office on
State Street dis- you don't
persed as stu-
dents learned wait
of the new sales
policy.
"Nobody has
to camp out. bo g th
They can come ticket be
any time dur-
the week," a s
said Steven 'm
Lambright, ing d ot,
manager for
Tickets and
Promotions.
Priority will
now be deter-
mined by the number of consecutive
years that a student has purchased tick-
*We wanted to keep it more in line
with basketball and reward the students
who would buy (hockey) tickets
before," Lambright said.
Students had mixed reactions to the
new policy.
"It'- ann that von doan't hae to wait

NCAA title and other recent strong
seasons.
Assistant Athletic Director Bruce
Madej said hockey has become incred-
ibly competitive in its popularity.
"Hockey has jumped in popularity in
the last five years and it's still growing.
It's growing all over, though," Madej
said.
Employees said the policy was
also changed in fairness to students
who couldn't get in line on time in
the past because of their class sched-

ules.
"The demand
grown so much,"
Pod that
have to
re. But
ver
ackey
Mfore and~
ior. so it
uc/ks."
- Mike Beres
LSA senior

for hockey has
said LSA senior
M i s c h a
Gibbons, a tick-
et office
employee. "So
to accommo-
date the largest
number of peo-
ple we decided
to do it this
way."
Though the
new policy upset
the plans of stu-
dents who
planned to camp
out in hopes of
being the first to
nab tickets,
employees said
students were not
upset.

The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu yesterday rejected calls by the Clinton adminis-
tration to pull Israeli troops out of Arab-populated areas of
the West Bank town of Hebron, while expressing optimism
that a formula will soon be found to permit the resumption
of peace talks with Syria.
Netanyahu's comments came at the end of a day of talks
with senior administration officials in Washington, includ-
ing President Clinton and Secretary of State Warren
Christopher. U.S. leaders used the occasion to urge Israel to
build on the "psychological breakthrough" represented by
last Wednesday's first-ever meeting between Netanyahu and
Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat.
State Department spokesperson Nicholas Burns said that
Christopher had urged Netanyahu to "ease the pain" of
Palestinians bottled up in the Gaza
Strip and West Bank by permitting
more of them to enter Israel. He said
that the United States expected
Netanyahu's Likud administration to
live up to the commitments made by
the previous Labor government on
both Hebron and the Palestinians, but
would not hold Israel to any "fixed
timetable."
According to Israeli officials,
Netanyahu resisted U.S. calls for a Netanyahu
pullback from Hebron, arguing that
such a step could create an "explosive" situation in the West
Bank town that could damage the entire Middle East peace
process. Israeli troops were required to pull back from Arab
population centers in Hebron by last March, guarding only
the 440 or so Jews in the town.
After his meeting with Clinton, Netanyahu described the
Jewish community in Hebron as the "oldest in the world,"
dating back 3,500 years. He said he told Christopher that
improving security in the town was "not only an Israeli
interest but (also) a Palestinian interest."
Israeli officials said that the main purpose of yesterday's
round of talks in Washington was to work on a formula for
the resumption of direct talks between Israel and Syria,
which were suspended in May following bomb attacks in
Jersusalem on Israeli buses. The new Israeli government is
ready to resume the talks but is refusing to commit itself to

KRISTEN SCHAFER/Daily
LSA junior Elizabeth Train reads about women's health and AIDS at Shaman Drum bookstore yesterday.
The store was also distributing free condoms to University students.
Students sa they practice
safe sex, m--onogamy

"Nobody's commented negatively so
far," Lambright said.
Still, students at the ticket office
said they were disappointed that they
missed out on the ticket-buying tradi-
tion because of the change.
"I was kind of mad that I couldn't
(wait overnight) because I didn't buy
tickets last year," said Nursing senior
Christine Hveman. "I feel like thev

By Jeff Cox
Daily Staff Reporter
With all the diverse interests
and personalities on campus, it
would seem that there would not
be one activity that people from
every corner of the earth share

week.
While many students are sex-
ually active, the survey said this
does not mean they are promis-
cuous.
"Most of our respondents
practice serial monogamy," said

Martin Whyte said he was skep-
tical of the Playboy study. "I
think that 90 percent would be
pretty high," Whyte said.
Despite that, some student
behavior seemed to confirm it.
"I'm sexually active, but I'm

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