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Vienna Schubert Trio
plays chamber music
Arts and Entertainment, Page 15
Quack Attack quarterback
is underrated, coach says
Sports, Page 17
v y Tl Daily
September 25, 1986
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 86 No. 23
ffieagan speaks in Omalka at EepmlbMcan rally
President ignores boos,
endorses GOP candidate
By Jen Deselms
President Reagan told Nebraskans at a rally for Republican
gubernatorial candidate Kay Orr Wednesday that electing Orr
would send a message to Democrats to make the government live
within its means.
Reagan told the crowd of about 7,000 at the Omaha Civic
Auditorium that before Republicans gained the Presidency in
1980 that the United States was in the "worst economic mess
since the Great Depression."
Foreign governments routinely insulted our government and
leaders in Washington blamed people for the problems of the
administration, Reagan said.
A small number of people in the crowd booed Reagan as he
entered the auditorium and yelled, asking questions about what
he is doing for the farmer and chanting "We want Peace."
One man held a sign that said "Reagan, the best president
Japan has ever had!" Russ Lett of Council Bluffs said his sign was
protesting the trade imbalance and that Reagan has never tried to
address the problem. He said we need to make companies bring
these jobs home.
Reagan ignored the yells from the protestors and received loud
applause from most of the crowd. The auditorium walls were line
with-posters-supporting Reagan and Orr; - - - - -
Several people carried Pro-Life signs, some thanking Reagan for
Herbie Husker gave Reagan a University of Nebraska jacket
with the number 88 on the back.
Reagan said things in the United States are much better than
they were before he came into office because, "you and I and
millions of others chose to believe the simple truth and rejected
the notion that somehow our country's best days were behind
"Yes, times are still hard for many Nebraska farmers," he said,
"but they've begun to get better."
He said the family farm will survive because the American
farmer can out-innovate, produce, and compete any farmers on
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Andrea HoyDaily Nebraskan
President Reagan, left, and Kay Orr rally the GOP shock troops at Wednesday's rally at the Civic
Auditorium in Omaha.
Youths, farmers, protests ignored by speakers
High school students
detained during rally
By Jen Deselms
and Cindi Vavra
Three students from Omaha Cen
tral High School were detained by
the police during Reagan's speech
at a Republican Party rally in the
Omaha Civic Auditorium Wednesday.
The students, Mary Steinboch,
Lari Brocker and Tracy Frame were
protesting at the rally With the'
group Youth icr.Peace, , , , , i U , n , ,
The'members of the group handed
out flyers asking for disarmament
before attending the rally.
The group members carried ban
ners and signs that said "I want to
Live," and "Youth for Peace."
Youth for Peace protestor Brian
Gibbs, 17, a student at , Ralston
High, said that he believes money
going to foreign policies is hurting
When Reagan entered the audito
rium the group of about 50 students
laid down on the floor and many
waved American flags above their
Protestor Mike Dube, a student
at Creighton Prep, said laying on
the floor symbolized the death of
mankind in a nuclear war.
As Reagan spoke, the protestors
got up off the floor and began chant
ing "We want peace."
Reagan ignored the chants and
continued to speak.
Korean War veteran Gene Hayes,
"of Om'ahi'told t'heYitoth for Peace '-. . . .
profit r& iKH (M 'mwi knew 1 1 1 m i
what they -were .talking about. .The...
youths chanted obscenities pn?ref
sponse. Hayes said that if Reagan
wasn't president, the young people
would be in an assault line in Rus
sia, or in a Japanese brothel.
As the youths continued their
chants, Hayes turned around and
gave them an obscene gesture.
About 10 minutes into Reagan's
30-minute speech a scuffle occurred
and Brocker was taken from the
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Mary Steinboch, 17, of Omaha is detained by police after heckling President Reagan
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