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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 20, 1984)
Tuesday, March 20, 1934
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 83 No. 124
By Donna Sisson
UNL's speech and debate team won the sweep
stakes award at the Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa
Alpha National Conference Sunday.
The sweepstakes award is given to the team with
the highest overall performance points, said Jack
Kay, UNL Director of Forensics.
Points are assessed for performance in debate,
student congress and individual speaking events,
Kay said. The award represents all 14 UNL competi
tors involved, he said.
The most impressive aspect of winning the award,
Kay said, was that UNL students not only competed
in the tournament but hosted it. They helped the
administration and hospitality of the tournament,
Individual awards won by UNL students include:
Chris Wallace, a junior broadcasting major,
won first place in persuasive speaking.
Roger Aden, a senior broadcasting major, placed
second in persuasive speaking and impromptu
speaking, third in communication analysis and
fourth place in extemporaneous speaking.
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Dave TroubaUaily Nebraskan
Lincoln city maintenance crews remove snow on 12th and O streets Monday.
idols encouraae tornado vrevaredness
Spring approaches belieyf it or not and.
Lancaster County officials have declared this Tor
nado Awareness Week. m '
According to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Emer
gency Services, most tornadoes occur in Nebraska
between early April and the middle of August. Peak
activity occurs in May and June. Most tornadoes
develop in the late afternoon and evening, but they
can occur at any time of the year or any time of the
day, and can move in any direction.
'"Lincoln has never had a full damaging tornado,"
said Norman Francis, emergency services coordina
tor. "But we're just as liable as anywhere else."
Myths exist that Lincoln is "immune" from torna
does. Myths stem from Indian legends and special
land features of the city, Fancis said.
Emergency Services said the terrain has no effect
on a tornado's direction or length of time on the
ground. A tornado's moves are determined by the
rest of the storm cloud as well as the entire storm
The last "close call" took place June 14, 1982,
when a small tornado touched down about one mile
east of Branched Oak Lake, Francis said. There have
also been radar tracks of funnels passing directly
over Lincoln, he said, but they did not touch down.
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Nebraska has averaged 31.4 tornadoes per year
since 1950, the fifth highest total in the United
Tornadoes that people actually spot cause tor
nado warnings to be issues, Francis said. A tornado
watch is issued when a storm with tornado poten
tial is predicted. ,
Emergency Services recommends the following
lictldhs'duriiig the tornado 'season: - 1 " ' ,
Plan ahead during a tornado watch. Find out
what to do and where to go for shelter in case the
watch becomes a warning.
Listen to local radio stations during a watch for
up-to-date information on the approaching storm.
Take a battery-operated radio and flashlight to
the shelter to know when danger has passed. If the
power fails, use the flashlight.
Use an interior bathroom for shelter in a base
mentless house, or use an interior hallway.
Use chair cushions, pillows, folded blankets,
folded coats, hard hats or helmets to protect your
More than 90 percent of all serious injuries in
tornadoes are head injuries inflicted by flying debris,
UNL Risk Manager Roy Loudon said the $1 billion
worth of university property on all campuses, includ
ing buildings and their contents, are covered by
Royal Insurance of New York in the event of a
"We are covered for most everything except animals
and crops," Loudon said.
To report a tornado, call-91 1.
How will UNL students get home for
spring break now that Frontier Airlines has
canceled some of its Nebraska services? . . .
Two films showing in the Nebraska Union
show the politics and the human toll of the
conflict in Nicaragua Pa3e 10
Husker women's basketball Coach Kelly
Hill promises to beef up Nebraska's recruiting
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Arts and Entertainment..'.. 10
Latin American Week .aalivMes
By John Meissner
Rosters, films, discussions and a rally calling for
an end to U.S. intervention in Central-America are
highlights of Lincoln's first Central American Week.
The seven-day seminar, which opened Sunday
afternoon and ends with the rally March 24, gives
people the opportunity to join together and voice
their opposiion to U.S. policy, LASCO member Ann
LASCO, the Latin American Solidarity Commit
tee, and Nebraskans for Peace, a human rights
group composed of clergy and lay people, are spon
soring the event.
The week of activities is part of a nation-wide
drive to introduce North Americans to Central
American society. A LASCO spokesman said impe
tus for the seminar came from church organizations.
A poster exhibit will be displayed in the Nebraska
Union during the week, and a "lunch and learn"
series featuring mini-courses on Central American
countries runs during the noon hour today through
Tonight, two films on the Nicaraguan struggle are
scheduled to "begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Union.
An ecumenical service will be Friday evening to
commemorate the assassination of Archbishop Oscar
Romero of El Salvador. The Witness for Peace dele
gation will be commissioned at the service. The
delegation is traveling to the Nicaraguan border
next week to keep a peace watch. Sasul Antonio
Solorzano, a Salvadoran refugee, will speak at the
An 1 1 a.m. march from the Federal Building to
Centennial Mall,, followed by a rally featuring Solor
zano, will cap the week's activities.
We want people to become more knowledgeable
about what's going on in the world," Aldrich said.
"The issue is not just helping poor people in Central
America; it's bettering our society by opposing
"Present U.S. involvement affects the political,
economic, and social welfare of the Central Ameri
can society, and that's wrong," Aldrich said. "We're
working for more understanding between the coun
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