Instead, the fight for the chair of the A.U. turned into a showdown between two big continental blocs: the generally Anglophone large economies in southern and eastern Africa and the less-developed, majority-Francophone countries in central and western Africa.
There is a longstanding unofficial agreement concerning leadership of the 54-member A.U.: The big economies, which have the funds to dominate diplomatic discourse in their own ways, are typically expected not to vie for the A.U.'s top seat.
Even if Wetmore had infringed any copyright in a later use of the tape, A.U. would have no standing in any case that resulted.
The Texas native maintains a Web site (www.benladner.com) that questions the school's expenditures and is highly critical of A.U. President Benjamin Ladner.
In line with previous work, the scientists found that a planet can remain in orbit around either star only if it lies no more than 3 a.u. from the star it circles.
Finally, planets can circle both stars, but only if they lie more than roughly 70 a.u. from the pair.