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The accusation that members are
manipulated so that their personali
ties are changed to conform to the
group5 s norm also is unfounded, Kelly
The church has 90 adult members,
he said, representing a variety of ages
and races.
“Every member is encouraged to
live life like Jesus,55 he said.
Kelly also denied the accusation
that he encouraged members to drop
out of college.
If members ask for his advice, he
said, he always tells them to finish
their education.
But Kelly said the accusation that
only members of the Lincoln Chris
tian Church would be saved might be
When people leave the church, he
said, they could be leaving Cod be
cause they are showing that they are,
only willing to offer a lower level of
commitment to God.
Kelly said he was unsure if others
would be saved.
“I hope there are others, but I have
no reason to believe there are,” he
Many people think they will “fall
on the good half when Judgment Day
comes” simply because they believe
in God, he said.
The Lincoln Christian Church, he
said, teaches that good works arc also
necessary to be saved.
Even followers of other religions
who hold this belief may not be saved
because they make a lower commit
ment to God, Kelly said.
Kelly said former members were
making accusations against the church
because they left with bad feelings.
No one, he said, is lured into the
church by manipulation.
“. . . I think all the attacks are
unnecessary,” he said.
“Nobody is a part of our church
that doesn’t want to be.”
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Harms’ disappearance was sus
picious, Wagner said, because there
was no reason for Harms to be in
the rural area.
“It just doesn ’ t seem like a natu
ral disappearance,” he said.
Wagner said Thursday’s search
lasted about six or seven hours in
the milo field where a farmer found
Harms’ car shortly after 5 p.m.
The search included many depu
ties, members of a rural fire depart
ment and helicopters, he said.
Todd Sears, a University of
Nebraska-Lincoln graduate student
and Harms’ boyfriend, said he
thought it was a good sign that
authorities did not find her in the
field, because the weather had been
cold the last couple of nights and
the exposure could have hurt her.
Harms was last seen leaving
Sears’ house at 332 N. 22nd St.
Tuesday night. Sears and Harms’
father reported her missing at about
7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Scars said Harms always took
the same route home from his house:
She drove east on R Street up to
27th Street, turned north to Vine
Street, then drove east to 61 st Street.
Harms lives at 6100 Vine St.
Sears said he hoped anyone who
was in the area Tuesday night and
noticed anything out of the ordi
nary would report it to the sheriff’s
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Sgt. Chuck Barnes stands by as his Army National Guard unit and authorities search a milo
field east of North 27th Street and Bluff Road Thursday for Candice Harms, who has been
missing since Tuesday night. „
Service sponsors walk to promote safety on campus
By Sarah Scalet
Staff Reporter
UNL police officers and members
of the Campus Escort Service hosted
a walk Thursday night to educate
students about safety on campus.
The walk was part of Campus
Safety Week at the University of Ne
UNL police officer Lisa Yardley, a
member of the crime prevention unit,
said the walk was organized to point
out safety measures to interested stu
dents and to see if problems unknown
to officers existed.
Yardley told students not to walk
alone at night and to call a friend
before leaving to walk home.
Also, she said, students should vary
their routes walking home to prevent
developing a pattern that could be
Brad Prall, chairman of the Cam
pus Escort Service, and Brian Burger,
a manager of the service, also wenton
the walk to show students which paths
they preferred to use.
One place Prall said he tried to
avoid was the area around Memorial
However, Cpl. Larry Kalkowski
emphasized that no route was neces
sarily any safer than another.
And, he said, being awarfe of sur
roundings and knowing what to do in
an emergency was necessary.
He advised students faced with
emergencies to run to lights and
people, and to try to use an emergency
However, he said, the phones were
not just for emergencies.
Any time students feel nervous
about someone, he said, they should
use one of the phones.
“Personal safety is a stateof mind,”
he said. ^
The UNL Police Department cre
ated Safety Week this year to bring
safety issues into the open, Yardley
said. -»
“We have a fairly safe campus,”
Yardley said. “We’d just like to keep
it that way.”
Coaches don t see problem
with UNL’s gender inequity
Schools work to narrow
gap NCAA report shows
By Chuck Green
Senior Reporter
Athletic adm inistrators throughout the coun
Uy are searching for ways to resolve gender
inequity in college sports, but two University of
Nebraska-Lincoln coaches do not see the dis
parities as a major problem.
A gap between the number of male and
female college athletes was revealed last March
in a report by the NCAA. It indicated that only
30.9 percent of Division I athletes were women.
At UNL, 25.7 percent of the athletes are
Athletic and faculty representatives from
Big Eight universities met in Kansas City, Mo.,
Wednesday and Thursday to discuss how to
narrow the gender gap.
Rick Walton, Cornhuskcr women’s gym
nastics coach, said he didn’t view the gap as a
major problem.
“We’ve never had much trouble with it,” he
said, “but our sport is unique in that we don’t
really need more scholarships than we’re given.”
At UNL, the women’s gymnastics team is
allotted 10 scholarships, while the men’s team
is allowed seven. However, the men’s scholar
ships arc equivalency scholarships, which can
be split among athletes.
For example, one male gymnast could be
given aid for his books, while another would be
allotted money for his room and board — all
from one scholarship.
The women gymnasts receive only full schol
Walton said the only problems with his
number of scholarships emerged when injuries
“If you have loo few people, you have to ask
your athletes to compete even if they’re not
completely healthy," he said, “and that in
creases the chance of further injury.”
Last season, one of Walton’s gymnasts in
jured her knee during warm-ups before the first
meet. Thai, along with slow recoveries by other
injured gymnasts, resulted in early season prob
lems for the Huskcrs, Walton said.
“ Wc had to rely on some of our girls compet
ing in events they usually don’t compete in,” he
said. “It had an effect on us.”
One way to allow for more women’s schol
arships would be to reduce funding for men’s
sports, particularly in football, where NCAA
rules allow 92 scholarships.
Walton strongly opposes that plan, which is
being considered at the Big Eight conference.
"That would be like killing the goose that
lays the golden eggs,” he said. “Football pays
for most of the rest of the athletic department,
here and elsewhere, and it would hurt all sports
in the long run.”
Jay Dirksen, Nebraska’ s cross country coach
and the assistant coach of the track teams,
“Because of the way society is, we’ve gotten
to a point where it seems like everybody is
concerned about an yone getting ahead of some
one else,” he said. “That just isn’t what compe
tition is all about. It would be like telling
Nebraska’s football team that it can only have
75 scholarships, like Iowa Slate has.
“It’s just not right.”
But Dirksen said more scholarships would
benefit both the track and cross country teams.
The track team has more events to fill than
scholarships available, he said. The team has 16
women’s and 14 men’s scholarships. But the
women’s team has 17 events and two relays,
and the men’s team has 19 events and two
relays. For that reason, the team must rely
heavily on non-scholarship walk-on athletes,
he said.
The cross country team has no scholarships.
Because of that, it has to draw many of its
runners from the track team, Dirksen said.
However, he and Walton said more scholar
ships would be helpful only if they weren’t at
the expense of the football program.
Also, Walton said, pleasing everybody is not
“You just have to try to do what’s in the best
interests of the majority, and hope it will help.”
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