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A dozen and
The Nebraska baseball \ Thursday
team won its 12th
straight game by 7 0/45
beating list-ranked. Today, partly cloudy
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Aansas j-Z. thunder showers.
By Matthew Waite
man accused of the Oct. 17
beating of Boon-Chung
“Marco” Ong, a UNL Ma
laysian student, had~chargcs against
him dropped in exchange for an agree
ment to take part in a pretrial diver
Justin Stephens, a freshman foot
ball player at the University of Nc
braska-Lincoln, had the charge
dropped and was charged $24 in court
costs in a hearing held April 15.
Lee Flynn, director of Diversion
Services in LancastcrCounty, told the
Daily Nebraskan earlier this year the
diversions program wasoffered mostly
to firsMime offenders.
“It’s an opportunity for people to
earn their way out of trouble,” she
said. “By earning their way out of
trouble ... you learn what got you to
commit the offense.
“If they haven’t learned anything,
they’re going to get re-arrested.”
Flynn said the program usually
consisted of a fee for the program, a
certain number of community service
hours and a class deal ing with the type
ror example, a person iacmg as
sault charges would have to take an
anger-control class, Flynn said.
Stephens and his attorney, Hal
Anderson, could hot be reached for
common ts on the spec ificsof Stephens’
The other men accused of the beat
ing still have charges pending in
Lancaster County Court.
Ralph Lott, 21, of Lincoln failed to
appear in court for a hearing on the
assault charge on Jan. 28. A bench
warrant was issued for his arrest on
Lott, a former UNL student and
football player, also did not appear in
court for several traffic violations.
Scan Phillips, 17, was to appear in
Lancaster County Juvenile Court
Wcdnesday,buthchad thedate moved
to May 23 at the request of his mother,
Phillips of Omaha originally had
his case heard in adult court, but he
has since been sent to juvenile court.
According to court records,
Phillips’ mother requested that the
hearing date be moved to May so her
son would not miss any school.
Suzie Garrison, a freshman Spanish major, wins on the CBS College Tour version of “The Price is Right” Wednesday. Hosting
the show at left is Keith Ammons of Mobile, Ala.
Tour tunes students in to CBS
By Julie Sobczyk
hi Carriere, a junior actu
arial science and math ma
jor, took a break from her
stressful classes to win free prizes at
the CBS College Tour at Broyhill
Fountain on Wednesday.
Carriere visited many booths, in
cluding the Trident Golf Classic.
“I like miniature golfing,” she said.
“I won Listcrine and Halls here just
“I’ve been trying out all the games
and just walking around. It’s better
The CBS College Tour featured
boothslike Locker Talk, “The Price is
Right” and Long Distance Shootout,
as well as many trivia booths. Prizes
like footballs, boxers, flying discs and
T-shirts were awarded at most booths
— just for playing the games.
The tour has traveled to college
campuses nationwide to promote the
products ofCBS sponsors, said Mark
Dicbold, event producer for the CBS
College Tour. Some of these sponsors
include L’Oreal cosmetics,
Campbell’s soup and Nestle.
The University Program Council
sponsored the event at the University
of Nebraska- Li ncol n. Dorcne Johnson,
an event director from UPC, said the
tour had become an annual event that
was fun for students.
“People seem ;o really like it. It’s a
good way to hang outside and relieve
stress,” she said.
A mock “The Price Is Right” game
attracted many students. John Ochoa,
a sophomore criminal justice major,
won his way up on stage and walked
away with a free T-shirt.
“I love to watch ‘The Price Is Right’
before ‘The Young and the Restless,’”
he said. “I cainc today just to hang out.
Plus, I wanted the free T-shirt.”
Amy York, a freshman dcafcduca
MAS A boycott continues
By Matthew Waite
Meetings to try to end the
Mexican American Stu
dent Association’s boy
cott of the multicultural affairs of
fice will continue over the summer,
the president of MASA said
MASA PresidentCathy Maestas
and more than 20 of the group’s
members met Wednesday with
Chancel lor G raham Span ier, Janies
Gricsen. vice chancellor for stu
dent affairs, and Eric Jolly. UNL’s
director of affirmative action, to
begin what Maestas said was open
The boycott, which began March
3, was in protest to what MASA
called unfair hiring practices in the
-Ofllce of Multicultural Affairs.
At the Wednesday night mect
i ng, the two sides pul their propos
als and ideas out into the open.
Maestas said the meeting was
an opportunity to elaborate on de
mands MASA made to Griesen.
MASA has refused to discuss its
Griesen said the meeting was
one-sided, but there were reasons
“We, in a sense, had put forward
some ofour ideas.” hcsaid. Griesen
released 15 policy changes March
UNL would be bringing in an
external consultant lobring in fresh
ideas on the issue. Griesen said. He
said he hoped to have the consult
ant in place by this fall.
The meeting offers “hope for
cooperation in future,”Griescnsaid.
He said the three administrators
came away with a better under
standing of MASA’s concerns.
People seem to really like it. It’s a good way to
hang outside and relieve stress.
UPC event director
lion major, said she really enjoyed the
booth that let her star in a scene from
“The Young and the Restless.”
“I’m kind of addicted to soap op
eras,” she said. “I played Victoria in a
scene I had seen before on TV.”
Many students attended the event
just to sec what was happening. Scott
Kimmci, a freshman biological sys
tems engineering major, said he came
to the event because his friends were
“My friends made me stop down.
and I m looking at playing one ol
these trivia games,” he said.
UN L students were paid to staff the
event. Tanya Muckey,a freshman in:
tcriordesign major, helped run a com
edy quiz booth.
“My roommate is an event director
for UPC and signed me up for the job,”
she said. “1 get paid and work as many
hours as I can.”
The CBS College Tour will con
tinue Thursday from 11 a.m.to5p.m.
and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ex-prisoner: Human rights abused
By Todd Neeley «
Citizens in the United States
andother free countries must
denounce governments vio
lating human rights, and become ac
tive in pushing for the release of po
litical prisoners in the world, a former
prisoner said Wednesday.
Greg Patyk, a Polish citizen im
prisoned in 1981 for his work with the
Pol ish Democratic Reform Movement,
said human rights were abused
throughout the world.
Human rights arc not just given to
people, he said, they are something
that must be fought for.
“In the 20th century, there arc
people kill ing people to bek ill ing,” he
said to a group of about 30 students
attending the semester’s final UNL
Amnesty International meeting.
In 1980, Polish workers threat
ened tostrike in protest of the commu
mst government, he said.
Some 12 m il lion workers supported
the labor movement, Palyk said, and
the government began to panic.
This movement led to the arrest of
about 85 percent of the union mem
bers, he said.
Palyk was separated from other
union organizers during his seven
year prison sentence.
“When they arrested me, they
wanted me to write about iny story and
what I did,” he said. “I didn’t have
anything to say because there was no
He said he felt he was an innocent
man, and served about three years in
prison after being falsely arrested.
“The government tried to prove we
were guilty,” he said, “but they had no
The supreme court in Poland re
viewed the case, and Patyk was re
He requested political asylum at
I still sometimes can
feel the intense
pressure on us back
the U.S, embassy in Warsaw, Poland,
and eventually moved to Nebraska.
“It was a hard decision for me to go
and leave everybody behind,” he said.
“I left my whole life back in Poland.”
With the fall of the communist bloc
and the rise of democracy in Poland,
he said, he may someday return home.
But for now, the memory of his life
in Poland has not yet faded away.
“I still sometimes can feel the in
tense pressure on us back then,” Patyk
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