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■ Osborne reacts to May calling NU "dirty," Page 7
Arts and Entertainment
■ Candlebox to play In Omaha tonight, Page 9
PAGE 2: Israel resumes talks with PLO
COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA SINCE 1901 VOL. 94 NO. 39
On the road again
Erika Pearson, a senior psychology ma|or, performs during halftime at the Nobraska-Kansas State game In Manhattan
on Saturday. It was the band’s first trip to a regular-season away game In five years.
Band travels to regular-season away game
■y John Fulwldf
The Cornhuskcr Marching
Band this weekend took its first
road trip to a regular-season away
football game in five years.
Jay Klocckcr. director of the
Cornhuskcr Marching Band, said
the band's last trip was to Missouri
in October 1989. Lack of funds was
the reason for the five-year inter
mission between away perfor
mances, he said.
"Up until 1989 we had been
paying for an away trip every year
— some of our money from ath
letics and the rest... was coming
from the school music budget.” he
said. “The cost of one away trip
with the marching band was more
than the budget we were getting
“We told the athletic depart
ment that... we couldn’t afford to
take the whole band to away
Kloccker said a road trip with
an overnight stay could cost as
much as $21,000.
“That’s a substantial chunk of
change,” he said.
The decision to begin traveling
again was made last year at a meet
ing with Athletic Director Bill
Byrne, Kloecker said.
“He said, ‘We would like you
to start traveling — we’d like to
have the band at one Big Eight
away game every year,’” Kloccker
Kloccker said he did not know
how Byrne managed to secure the
money to send the band to Man
“It’s actually none of my busi
ness,” he said. “We’re just happy
that they think we're important
enough . .. to be at some of the big
Band members said that before
they IcA for Manhattan on Satur
day. they were excited about their
upcoming performance in KSU
“We get to show off the whole
band. This will be the first time (in
five years) anyone in the Big Eight
has been able to see us outside of
our own stadium.” said trumpet
player Kiric McGee, a senior busi
ness administration major.
The band is larger today than it
was five years ago. Kloeckcr said
285 band members and 15 staff
members traveled in seven charter
buses this weekend to the Kansas
State game. A 20-foot-long truck
was used to haul two tons of in
struments and other equipment.
The convoy rolled at 4:30 a m.
on Saturday and arrived in Man
hattan. Kan., at 7:30 a m.
Kloeckcr said he was pleased
with the trip
“It was a good trip; the band
performed well. It was a very
There were no parties this time;
band members had no time. The
band left Manhattan at 5:30 p.m
and returned 30 minutes ahead of
schedule on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
By Julie Sobczyk
The Mexican American Student
Association will continue to boycott
the Multi-Cultural Affairs office, ac
cording to a letter the group wrote to
Chancellor Graham Spanier.
MASA President Cathy Maestas
said the group wrote the letter to re
mind the student affairs office that the
boycott was still in effect.
“The boycott stands,” she said.
“We just want to point out and we
want people to know that although
some concerns have been met, our
main concerns have not. No one can
name any significant change, as far
as our relationship with MCA or stu
MASA’s boycott started last Feb
ruary because of the Multi-Cultural
Affairs office’s hiring practices. All
directors and assistant directors of the
office arc black. Maestas said.
“MCA is supposed to serve stu
dents of all backgrounds, and they arc
not doing that.” she said.
MASA also is concerned that the
office’s latest hirings did not include
Latinos in the interviewing. Maestas
“In ftiA loot Kirn tKn «*/» nnt o
great attempt to make the screening
diverse or to include Latinos.” she
said. “Three Latinos applied, but
none made the interviewing.”
In light of the recent death of Fran
cisco Renteria, Macstas said. MASA
also would like to make sure Univer
sity of Nebraska-Lincoln police offic
ers become more bilingual, she said.
“If there was a bilingual staff, who
knows? Maybe this Renteria tragedy
would not have happened.”
A UNL police officer mistakenly
identified Renteria, 29, as a man vio
lating a protection order. Renteria
died on Oct. I while in the custody
of Lincoln police.
MASA's letter also addressed the
lack of communication between
MASA and the student affairs office
Maestas said no one from Student
Affairs contacted MASA to arrange
meetings. MASA has arranged all tne
meetings during the summer and this
semester, she said.
James Gricsen. vice chancellor for
student affairs at UNL. said he was
willing to meet with MASA.
“The MASA leaders know I’ve
been available to meet with them any
time they want.” Gricsen said.
Gricsen said within the next week
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Professor: Regent candidate spending typical
By PtPri Jni»w ,
The wide range of campaign spending in
the NU Board of Regents races is common, a
political science expert said.
Regent candidates have spent between
$5,000 and $46,000 during the campaign, ac
cording to a State Accountability and Disclo
sure Commission report released last week.
John Hibbing. a political science professor
at the University of Ncbraska-Lincoln, said
such variation was common in lower-level
races. Some candidates have more access to
money than others, he said.
“You can spend as much as you want,"
Hibbing said. “There arc no restrictions on
these things, and this is what results."
Keith Vrbicky of Norfolk has been the big
gest spender in the campaign so far, the report
showed. He has spent about $46.(XX). Vrbicky
is a candidate in the 3rd District.
“We’ve spent more, but we’ve also worked
harder," Vrbicky said.
Vrbicky said he had appeared at every pa
rade and county fair in his district.
“We won't spend a dime more than it will
take to effectively communicate to our voters
in our district the issues facing the university."
Most of Vrbicky’s spending occurred before
the primary, he said.
As the campaign continues, Vrbicky said
he would have to rely on costly media adver
tising to communicate those issues. He cannot
spend all his time on the campaign trail, he
Vrbicky has purchased radio and billboard
advertisements. He said he had spent no money
on negative advertising.
“Our campaign has focused on the issues,"
Vrbicky said he hoped to limit his spend
ing to between $50,000 and $55,0(H).
“Sonic of the candidates in the other dis
tricts may outspend us in the end." he said.
Most of the $47,000 that has been raised so
far has come from Vrbicky and his wife, Karen,
he said. They have contributed almost $24,000
to the campaign.
“My motivation is it's an important posi
lion for the future of our youth," Vrbicky said.
“I look at it as an investment in my children's
and your children's futures in education."
Vrbicky said he would not rely on corpora
tions to fund his campaign. Only two corpora
tions have contributed to his campaign. One
of those corporations. Midwest Ob/Gyn in
Norfolk, has contributed about $ 1.000 Vrbicky
works for that corporation.
Two political action committees also have
contributed to Vrbicky's campaign.
Vrbicky's opponent. Chuck Hasscbrook of
Walthill. has spent only $11,500 during the
campaign, about $35,000 less than Vrbicky.
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