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Weather: Mostly sunny today
with highs in the mid 80s. Clear
and cool tonight with a low in the
Club Pershing brings
new music to Lincoln
Arts & Entertainment, Page 21
NU volleyball team
gets back on track
Sports, Page 24
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September 4, 1986
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 86 No. 8
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By Jeff Apel, Bob Asmussen
and John Carlson
Staff Reporters
Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne
said he was informed Tuesday by the
National Collegiate Athletic Associa
tion Eligibility Committee that 60 to 70
Nebraska players have been declared
ineligible for Saturday's game with
Florida State.
The players were declared ineligible
because of improper use of complimen
tary game tickets, Osborne said.
The Nebraska-Florida State game,
scheduled for a 7:06 p.m. Saturday
kickoff, is to be nationally-televised by
ABC. The NCAA made its ruling, accord
ing to Osborne, after learning that
players had misused complimentary
tickets. The top 60 players on the team
receive four complimentary tickets for
each game. According to NCAA rules,
the tickets are to be used by fellow
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students and family members only.
"We had a lot of players that went
beyond that," Osborne said. "Parents
would take family friends. The NCAA
found no evidence of scalping."
Osborne said the Nebraska athletic
department has cooperated fully with
the NCAA in its investigation. He said
the NCAA's decision to declare the
players ineligible left him dumbfound
ed." "We're very, very angry," Osborne
said. "It's a travesty."
"The eligibility committee rapped
us pretty hard," Osborne said. "The
question is, what do we do? They
(NCAA) very generously conceded that
we could lose 10 players each week (for
six weeks)."
"We're trying to find out if there is
an appeal possibility. We tried to oper
ate in good faith. In most every case,
the information the NCAA is acting on
is self-reported."
Osborne said he will release a list of
ineligible players today. He said the
ruling leaves Nebraska with no exper
ienced quarterbacks or I-backs for the
Florida State game.
"I don't know how to play with 60
players ineligible," Osborne said. "We're
talking 75 percent of the top 40 guys at
this point (being ineligible for the Flor
ida State game)."
Osborne said one possibility for Sat
urday is to forfeit the game. That would
be difficult, he said, because of com
mitments made to ABC and Florida
"There is no way they (ABC) can pull
out," a spokesman at ABC who refused
to be identified said.
The ABC spokesman said in the
event of a forfeit, ABC would go with
local programming. He said the NCAA,
would then have to refund money tc
ABC, which ABC would then refund to
advertisers. The spokesman said the
Florida State-Nebraska game has been
set for a year to be televised and that
advertisers have already paid for com
mercial time.
Besides forfeiting, Osborne said
Nebraska has two other options if the
NCAA penalties stand. One option would
be to play the game with a team of
freshman players, redshirts and scout
team members. Osborne said he doesn't
like that option.
"It would be an embarrassment to
Florida State and to college football."
Osborne said.
"If we field a team Saturday, we
would have to unredshirt 10 to 15 guys.
That's unfair to them."
Another option, Osborne said, is to
sit out 10 players for the next six
"If you pull out 10 each week, you
die a slow death," Osborne said. "It's
better off to take your medicine in one
dose than to die a slow death.
Florida State coach Bobby Bowden,
reached by telephone at his Tallahas
see home, said the player ineligibility
won't affect his team's preparation for
"We have assume they will line up
like they thought," Bowden said.
Bowden compared the Nebraska case
to a similar incident involving the Sem
inoles' Hassan Jones for last year's
Gator Bowl. Jones sat out the game for a
similar infraction.
Bowden said, although he didn't
know all the circumstances involved in
the Nebraska case, he doesn't see a
favorable appeal. He said the NCAA
was very strict in its dealings with
UNL Chancellor Martin Massengale
could not be reached for comment.
pire: Investigation
may daunt petitioners
By Michael Hooper
Senior Reporter
The investigation into the lottery
petition drive might temporarily dis
courage Nebraskans from using the
petition process to make or change
laws, said Attorney General Robert
But a vigorous and fair prosecution
of those involved with the case, includ
ing Kim Peters of Lincoln, will show
Nebraskans the process must be treated
with respect and used by following the
laws governing it. Spires' comments
came in a speech to the UNL Pre-Law
Club Tuesday in the Nebraska Union.
Spire said the petition process is a
democratic method used for making or
changing laws, that should be pre
served. The "vigorous and fair" prose
cution of violators also will protect the
process, he said.
Spire said investigators, primarily
from the State Attorney General's Office
and the Lancaster County Attorney's
office, are trying to find out who was
involved in violating the petition pro
cess. Spire said last week, several arrests
would be made in the investigation.
Only Peters, a former aide to North
Platte Sen. James Pappas, has been
charged with election fraud in connec
tion with the six-week-old investiga
tion. The lottery petition drive was
Spire said the petition process should
be preserved because if the state legis
lature does not represent the majority
of Nebraskans' view on an issue, Nebras
kans can change or make a law them
selves through the process.
"It's a very democratic kind of thing,"
he said.
Spire told the approximately 25 pre
law students that legal decisions always
affect politics. But Spire said when he
makes a decision as attorney general,
he does not let political forces affect
"I put aside the outcome and try to
be as objective as possible," he said.
See SPIRE on 6
NU program for deaf
By Shawn Hubbell
Staff Reporter
Recently the Barkley Memorial Cen
ter on UNL's East Campus received
accreditation and national recognition
for its teacher training program for
hearing-impaired students.
In a letter sent to Jill Stoephen
Fisher, coordinator of the program, the
Council on Education of the deaf granted
approval of the program for a period of
five years and gave recognition to the
"high-level program" being offered at
UNL for the preparation of teachers for
the hearing impaired.
The CED approval of the program is
based on the council's evaluation pan
el's findings which cited eight out
standing strengths of the UNL program:
An excellent building in which
the program is housed (Barkley Memor
ial Center).
A strong emphasis on speech
pathology and audiology.
. Strong staff with varying back
ground and experience.
A strong and positive working
relationship with practicum sites.
Availability of a nationally rec
ognized media center.
Race draws national attention
Orr, Boosalis contest attracts magazine, television coverage
By Jen Deselms
Senior Reporter
See BARKLEY on 7
Candidates for political office
campaigning on college campuses
is nothing new, but Democratic
gubernatorial candidate Helen Boo
salis didn't bring just the usual fly
ers and stickers. She brought an
ABC camera crew.
Wednesday morning was the
second time Boosalis was on cam
pus to meet students in less than
two weeks and it won't be the last,
she said.
"Students are potential voters
and if they aren't," Boosalis said,
"we'd like to get them interested in
voting because it's very important
to their future."
An ABC network camera crew
met Boosalis at her car and filmed
her as she walked around campus
greeting students.
The ABC camera crew was filming
segments for a story on women in
politics which will include Boosalis,
Republican gubernatorial candidate
Kay Orr, and women running for
important political offices across
the nation.
"We felt that this is such a his
toric race that we had to come out
and spend a day or so to include it,"
,,said Rebecca Chase, an ABC news
: ;corresp0ndent.
s s s 5 ,The segment will be a broad over :
view of women running for political .
office this year, Chase said. Chase
said that on Tuesday she inter
viewed Geraldine Ferraro, who ran
with Walter Mondale in the 1984
presidential election, to find out
what impact Ferraro has had on the
increasing number of women run
ning for office.
"I am sure that we'll be back here
before the final election to do a
more in-depth piece on the race
itself," Chase said.
Chase, Producer Betsy Rich and
the camera crew will cover the gub
ernatorial debate at 11 a.m. today in
the open air auditorium at the State
Fair. Orr will be interviewed after
the debate. Segments of the Nebraska
governor's race will be aired Sept. 8
or 9 on World News tonight with
Peter Jennings, Chase said.
ABC Television is not the only
national news organization to take
.an interest in Nebraska's all woman
race for governor. Us, Time, News
week, Vogue and U.S. News & World
Report magazines all have inter
viewed the gubernatorial candidates,
said Barry Kennedy, media director
for Orr's campaign. Kennedy also
said the campaign office has received
newspaper clippings from virtually
every major city in the country.
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Paul VonderlageDaily Nebraskan
Doug (Gonzo) Kasparek talks to gubernatorial candidate
Helen Boosalis Wednesday about 'Peace Pals.' Boosalis has
endorsed the organization, which strives to create a better
understanding between the peoples of the world. The group
is sending a giant postcard endorsing peace to the Soviet
Union. The postcard will be available for the public to sign
starting Thursday in the Nebraska Union.
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