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Friday, March 16, 1S84
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. C3No. 122
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udges exclude selves from trial
Ey Terry Hylr.d
Chief Justice Norman Krivosha and two other
Nebraska Supreme Court justices disqualified them
selves from the impeachment proceedings against
Attorney General Paul Douglas Thursday.
Krivosha, Justice C. Thomas White and Justice
Nick Caporale announced their disqualification from
the case in a Thursday morning press conference.
Krivosha said White excluded himself because his
daughter is employed in the attorney general's
office. He said Caporale and himself excluded them
selves because of their friendship with Douglas. He
said they "wished to avoid any opportunity to raise
any questions about our impartiality."
"There are enough important questions involved
in the matter without adding any distracting ones,"
Krivosha said the trial will begin March 26 and the
disqualifications will not cause any delay. State sta
tutes require that the court convene within 10 days
of legislative impeachment approval to begin the
The Legislature voted 27-19 Wednesdayto impeach
Douglas. The attorney general was accused of impro
per dealings with Commonwealth Savings Co. and
failing to take proper actions as attorney general
after being informed of illegal acts at Common
wealth, which collapsed Nov. 1.
Justice Leslie Boslaugh will assume the duties of
the chief justice for the impeachment trial He will
select three district court judges to replace Krivo
sha, White and Caporale. '
Boslaugh declined comment on who may be
chosen. He said the selections could be made at any
Krivosha is a longtime friend of Douglas. Krivosha
told the Omaha World-Herald Wednesday that he
saw no reason for any of the judges to disqualify
themselves. But he also said that the justices had
not had time to think the matter through tho
roughly. He said after considering the matter, the
justices decided to exclude themselves.
"What we're concerned about is not creating any
distraction from the matter," he said.
State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, who spon
sored the impeachment resolution, said the three
justices acted in a correct manner.
"They did what is required under the circumstan
ces," he said. "Had they not disqualified themselves,
they would have been guilty of the same thing the
attorney general is accused of, namely remaining in
a case from which he should have removed himself."
Referring to Wednesday's vote, Chambers cred
ited approval of his resolution to the organized floor
debate preceding the vote.
The key factor that swung it was the marshalling
of evidence in a coherent, concentrated fashion," he
As a follow up to the votes, the Legislature passed
a motion Thursday to provide $40,000 of Legislative
Council funds for expenses associated with the
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A tolerable level of political violence does not
exist, but if El Salvador insurgents continue to
travel with their Chilian followers, "people will be,
unfortunately, killed " the Salvadoran ambassador
to the United States said Thursday morning.
Ernesto Rivas-Gallont spoke to a crowd of more
than 40 people in the Nebraska Union during a
speech sponsored by the UNL College Republicans
and the Nebraska Conservatives for Freedom.
Rivas-Gallont began his prepared speech by say
ing that Thursday was a sad day for the people of El
Salvador. He had just heard that a member of the
Salvadoran Legislature had been assassinated by
what he called "left-wing, terroristic death squads."
This was the fifth member of the Salvadoran
Legislature assassinated in the last two months. The
U.S. press does not report the work of these left
wing death squads as much as it reports right-wing
death squad assassinations, he said.
The current Salvadoran government will con
tinue progress toward democracy. Despite these
attacks, on June 1, El Salvador will inaugurate its
"first freely and fully-elected president," Rivas
Gallont said. National elections are scheduled for
Sunday, March 25.
A solution to the economic, social and political
problems of El Salvador is not possible without a
defense, Rivas-Gallont said, and "we will continue to
defend ourselves." Rivas-Gallont said that although
the Salvadoran army is improving, "our army is not
the best army in the world."
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competing in national
Ey Jin Bcnynca '
Speech and debate students from across the
nation will meet Friday in Lincoln for the
annual Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha
National Convention, said an assistant profes
sor of speech communication and director of
Jack Kay said about 400 students from 70
universities will participate in the event, which
begins Friday at the Villager Hotel. Twenty
UNL students will compete in the conference,
which celebrates its 80th anniversary this
Most of the conference activities will take
place Saturday and Sunday on City Campus,
Kay said. : .-,- .' ..
Events planned for the conference include a
student congress, speaking events, policy de
bates and value debates, he said.
Kay said the conference places a tremend
ous value on education.
"The primary igoai of the conference is to
teach communication and decision-making
skills, with added competition," he said.
The top three students in each speech or
debate category will receive awards at the
banquet 8 p.m. Sunday at the Villager Motel,
A selection committee will choose a nation
ally prominent speaker of the year, end a stu
dent speaker of the year. Roger Aden, presi
dent of the UNL chapter of Delta Sljma Rho,
has been nominated for the honor, and he said
he is ready for the challenge of the conference.
"I am extremely honored that I wes nomi
nated by the members oi my chapter, and I an
looking forward to the challenge," Aden said.
Aden will participate in extemporaneous,
impromptu and after-dinner speaking, as well
as communication analysis, informative speech
and persuasive speech, he said.
UNL speech alumni will have a reunion Sun
day night following the awards banquet, Kay
said, with one alumnus representing the class
Lincoln was selected to host the event,
which is sponsored by the UNL Department of
Speech Communication, Cornhusker Foren
sics and the UNL chapters of Delta Sigma Rho
and Tau Kappa Alpha, he said.
Dorm lobbies lose World-I-Ierald
ASUN Senate race results . . Psc 6
The Luck of the Irish will be with those
trying to find authentic entertainment in Lin
coln on St. Paddy's day Pzz 10
The NCAA Midwest subregional basket
ball tournament opens tonight in Lincoln
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Arts and Entertainment 10
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Ey Jcs Hedley
The Omaha World-Herald newspaper vending
machines were removed last week from the lobbies
of residence halls on City and East campuses. But,
World-Herald employees say this vanishing act was
not caused by the recent arrival of USA Today vend
ing machines or a case of mass hysteria.
The disappearance is a business measure taken
because of continuing thefts of newspapers from
the machines and the recent increase in vandalism
to the machines themselves, said Diane Kennedy,
the World-Herald's Lincoln circulation manager.
The World-Herald removed the machines March
9, after the "ultimate straw," Kennedy said. A World
Herald machine, along with a USA Today machine,
were missing from the Burr Hall lobby .when the
newspapers were delivered. The machines later
were discovered on the third floor. .
Persons stole five machines, four within the last
month and a half; Kennedy said. Four of the
machines were recovered but were too badly dam
aged to re-instalL The fifth machine still is missing.
Kennedy said she had considered removing the
machines earlier because some customers take
more papers than they pay for.
"Not too many businesses are going to let then
wares be stolen," Kennedy said.
The World-Herald still is available to the resi
dence halls by subscription, and at both City and
East campus unions, but, Kennedy said, the World
Herald still would like to offer single copy sales to
residents. The World-Herald has suggested that
each residence hall sell copies over-the-counter.
Ellen Mansfield, complex program director of
Harper-Schramm-Smith, has suggested over-the-
counter sales to the Office of University Housing
because of the distance students at that residence
hall complex would have to travel to purchase a
single copy. The proposal is on the agenda for the
March 20 administrative staff meeting.
Gary Partridge, assistant director of housing, said
that if a demand existed for single copy sale, the
staff would consider this service. Although he said
he could not speak for everyone involved in the
decision, Partridge said that as a business manager,
he would want newspapers sold uniformly at all
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