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August 31, 1995

shuttle

Faulty fuel cell delays shuttle launch

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida (CNN) -- Thursday's scheduled launch of the shuttle Endeavour has been delayed because of a mechanical problem. NASA officials said it will take at least a week to fix a faulty fuel cell.

The problem was discovered during routine pre-flight procedures. The cell registered what NASA calls "over- temperature"-- operating outside acceptable limits. Three cells provide electric power to the shuttle during flight.


Kevorkian

Kevorkian cases back in court

PONTIAC, Michigan (CNN) -- An Oakland County judge will consider on Thursday what to do about two assisted suicide charges against Dr. Jack Kevorkian. The charges involve two deaths for which he was present in 1993.

On Wednesday, a different judge dismissed murder charges against Kevorkian for the assisted suicides of two women in 1991. The judge ordered the retired physician be tried on assisted suicide charges instead. A county prosecutor disagreed with the ruling, and said new charges probably will be filed by Friday.


Simpson juror persuaded to stay

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- A juror in the O.J. Simpson trial reportedly has been convinced the case will conclude in mid- September. The Los Angeles Times reports the juror had asked to be excused, but was persuaded to stay.

The Times said the juror is a middle-aged African-American man who had been investigated earlier for alleged spousal abuse, but was kept on the jury afterward.


News Briefs -- August 30, 1995



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