The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 26, 1994, Page 6, Image 6

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    Sculpture found tipped over
By Brian Sharp
Staff Reporter
A sculpture that was damaged
during the weekend at the Wick
Alumni Center’s Holling Gardens
is back in place today.
“Afterbirth,” part of a five-piece
sculpture collection touring the na
tion, was found tipped over Satur
day morning. On Monday the piece
was put back into place.
The sculpture had been in Lin
coln since April 1.
Bryan Van Dcun, president of
the alumni association, said there
was damage not only to the sculp
ture, weighing almost 2,000
pounds, but the sidewalk it fell on.
Van Deun said the bill for lifting
the sculpture and repairing both it
and the sidewalk would run around
$250 to $300.
“(The sculpture) has a few
scrapes on the top part of it,” Van
Deun said. “It’s a bronze sculpture,
after all. It would take a lot to
damage it irreparably.”
Robert Wick, the artist of the
collection, was already en route to
Lincoln and found out about the
incident when he arrived on Sun
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The sculpture “Afterbirth” was knocked over during the
weekend, causing damage to both the artwork and the
sidewalk below. ■. _
Van Deun said that Wick, al
though upset by the damage, said
that risk was run any time art Was
displayed outdoors.
Wick’s father, Milton Wick, was
a 1922 graduateofUNL and helped
fund the alumni center.
“Afterbirth” is valued at
$100,000 and the collection at al
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also on display at the NBC Center
in downtown Lincoln.
The sculptures arc scheduled to
leave Lincoln June 1, to be dis
played at the Cranbrook Academy
of Art Museum in Bloomfield H ills,
Mich. Van Deun said “Afterbirth”
would be repaired by then.
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thing the other has.
“Sometimes the story is in the
noise,” Friedman said. “And some
times the story is in the silence.”
The silence that has followed the
handshake means that the vast major
ity of Israelis and Palestinians want
the deal, Friedman said. They sec
there are only two choices—continu
ing hostilities or peace. There is noth
ing in between, he said.
The handshake marked a final
settlement, Friedman said. But the
solution to the problem will have to
develop with time.
“I have a feel ing (the agreement) is
going to be a rolling negotiation,” he
said.“It’sgoing to be something larger
than it is(now),bulsomcthing smaller
Fortunately, this time we had the right people, in
the right place, at the right time.
— Friedman
New York Times correspondent
---- ••
than what the Palestinians want.”
The United States’ involvement in
the Palestinian-lsraeli peace process
could be compared to its growing in
volvement in Bosnia, Friedman said.
The United States needs to use
caution when dealing with the situa
tion in Bosnia, he said. **
“No one twisted anybody’s arm to
make (the peace agreement) happen.
And that’s a wonderful thing,”
Friedman said.
“I have seen what (reckless U.S.
involvement) looks like in real life. 1
saw the Marines come (to Beirut). I
saw them stay. I saw them gel blown
away. I saw them leave.
“You cannot go into a theater like
Beirut or Bosnia and be ambivalent...
because they are ready to go all the
New service to allow
computer car shopping
By Julie Sobczyk
Staff Reporter_
Thanks to a computer program
developed by two Lincoln residents,
the next vehicle some UNL students
buy couldbe found on the information
QuicKar, a free service computer
bulletin board that matches interested
car buyers with dealers in Lincoln, is
accessible to anyone with a computer
and a modem, Kerry Peterson, co
founder of the program said.
The program mainly will target
those with access to computers, such
as students or businesses, as well as
those who own their own computers
and modems, the creators said.
Once the program is set up, pro
spective buyers can enter the make,
model and price range of the type of
car they want, Peterson said.
“If you want to buy a Honda Ac
cord, just enter the make, model and
price range,” Peterson said. “It will
instantly tell you dealers, cost, color,
miles and other information about the
Dale Magnusson, Peterson’s part
ner, said the computer searched
through a database and would list all
the cars that fit the description given.
Dealers who wish to market cars
on QuicKar use their modems to call
in to the program, Magnusson said.
They arc able to 1 ist types of cars they
have for sale.
“Eventually, we hope the public
will be able to list their vehicles, but
right now it’s just dealers,” he said.
Magnusson said he thought stu
dents would save a lot oftime by using
“It cuts down on time when trying
to hunt for vehicles,” he said. “It’s
better than running around looking
for cars, and students can shop from
Dealers also will see QuicKar’s
advantages, the two said.
“It matches the buyers and sellers
quickly. Cars won’t sit on the back of
lot,” Magnusson said.
Currently, 228 vehicles are on dis
play through QuicKar. Magnusson
said the two founders hoped to have
close to 500 by May 1, the opening
date for the service.
No love inside this elevator
From Staff Reports
After being stuck for more than
a hour in a Cather Hall elevator
Mondayevening, junior Amar Patel
said nothing could be better than
“Well,! guess it could, but not at
the moment,” he said.
Patel, a resident of the sixth
floor ofCathcr Residence Hall, said
he got on the elevator to go to his
room. He said the elevator doors
then started to close, bounced open
and closed until a three-inch open
ing remained.
“I was just looking for some
body,” Patel said.‘i was lucky there
was (a little crack).”
While still inside the elevator.
Patel said Ihcrc might be some plans
for moving in the making.
“1 might just move down to the
second door and use the stairs,” he
Patel said his major was finance,
but wished it was different.
“I wish it was elevator-fixing,”
he said.
As other residents ofCather hal 1
walked by, they walked over to the
elevator and looked inside to see
the trapped student.
“Get me out ofhcrc! ” Patel would
tell them.
After his release, Patel joked
about the incident and his future
use of the elevators.
“I’ll try and avoid them,” he
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