The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 21, 1994, Page 7, Image 7

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    Shelves packed with
new video releases
By —rry —rot
Staff Reporter
Whoa! It’s logjam time on the
new video release shelves! There
are too many to list here, so we’ll
just hit the highlights. The pick
of-the-week isn’t that old, but it’s
worth finding.
“Clean Slate” (PG-13) — “Sat
urday Night Live” alumnus Dana
Carvey again tries to star in a hit,
and again he fails.
In this poor replica of “Ground
hog Day,” Carvey stars as a detec
tive who suffers from memory loss
every time he goes to sleep.
Carvey doesn’t get to do any of
his usual comedy schtick, and the
flimsincss of the film itself doesn't
help things much. Find something
“Crooklyn” (PG-13) — The
film Spike Lee made after
“Malcolm X,” “Crooklyn” follows
the trials and tribulations of 10
year-old Troy (Zelda Harris).
Both obnoxious and touching,
“Crooklyn” is an enjoyable film.
Check it out.
“No Escape” (R) -r- A futuris
tic prison flick starring Ray Liotta
(“Unlawful Entry”) and Lance
Henriksen (“Aliens”), “No Es
cape” will appeal to “Rambo” and
“Mad Max” fans.
Liotta plays an ex-soldier with
the skill to kill. He gets dumped
on an island for incorrigible crimi
nals, where he soon finds himself
caught between two warring fac
“No Escape” is better than most
films of its kind.
“White Fang 2” (PG) — This
one really bites. The only thing in
common between this and the
original is White Fang, a white
wolf with a golden heart.
This time around, Wolfs new
master, Hemy (Scott Bairstow),
must find it in his heart to help
some people being driven off their
gold-lined land.
Gosh, can we stand the sus
pense? Yawn.
Other movies released Wednes
day included “Sirens,” “Monkey
Trouble,” “Pumpk inhead 2: Blood
Wings” and “Army of One.”
time for “Roadhouse,” a smaller
film that found success on both
video and cable.
Patrick Swayze stars as Dalton,
a tough, tight-butted bouncer — or
“cooler” — who is hired to clean
up a seedy bar. However, he runs
into trouble with ruthless local
Brad Wesley (Ben Gazzara).
The movie is a blast, especially
when Dalton’s mentor Wade
Garrett (Sam Elliott, “Tombstone”)
shows up to help Dalton kick some
butt. However, one of the movie’s
downfalls is Kelly Lynch (“Drug
store Cowboy”) as Dalton’s girl
friend “Doc,” who has astronomi
cally-disgusting taste in clothes.
Next week: Movies to watch for
Continued from Page 6
The Fright Zone was constructed
in the spirit of P.T. Bamum, he said,
with its abundance of special effects
and frights around every comer.
“This is like nothing that's ever
happened before — in Omaha and the
whole state. Most haunted houses arc
built quickly; we started construction
in April," he said.
From a business standpoint, The
Fright Zone is, well, frightening.
The house cost more than
$250,000 to build and employs more
than 50 people. Weyerman said. And
the house only has 31 operation days
to make a profit.
But he isn't worried about mak
ing money. With the publicity The
Fright Zone is receiving, he may nol
have to be. * .
Omaha radio station KQKQ will
be broadcasting live from the house
every Friday night and doing a re
mote broadcast every Saturday.
The Fright Zone is open Sunday
through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 1C
p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 6
p.m. to midnight. Admission is $7.
Bus Tour
Continued from Page 6
Universities and military estab
lishments are prime ghost haunts.
The tour features five university
“Ghosts follow an energy trace.
Any time an individual puts a lot of
emotion or a lot of energy is ex
pended. it increases the possibilities
for ghostly phenomena," he said.
Universities and military installa
tions have a high turnover of young
people, he said, and they emit a lot
of energy.
The most popular ghost on the
tour is the librarian apparition at
Nebraska Wesleyan's C.C. White
Building, he said.
Bacon said skeptics were rare or
the tours. Most people ask him if he’s
ever seen a ghost, and some ever
share their own ghost stories.
“There was a fellow who said the)
have a train that goes through thcii
living room periodically.”
The tour stops at Antelope Park
another haunt, and patrons are servec
cookies and punch as they listen tc
readings of “Dracula,” “Tell-Talt
Heart” and other stories.
Quandt said even though the toun
were filled, he didn't plan on adding
any more dates. He said he hopec
other groups would pick up the ider
and ofTer alternate tours.
“I think this is going to be rnort
of an incubator project,” he said. “Wt
just wanted to test the waters.”
Continued from Page 6
with their trials of life,” he said.
“Their concerns seem petty but are
important to them. That’s what
makes it funny.”
The second play is Ball s “The M
Word,” which stars Amy K. Rohr and
Ed Vierk as two executives who de
cide to negotiate their future together.
“The play deals with marriage as
a merger, satirizing all the contracts
and prenuptial agreements that are
made.” Hagemeier said.
The final play is “Bachelor Holi
day,” in which three bachelors living
together must make a decision about
what to do with a mouse they’ve
caught in a trap.
It stars Ben Spence, Marcui
Hebert and Charley Engle as the threi
single men.
Spence, a sophomore EnglisI
major, said, “We (the three bachelors
live in an illusion of where we stam
in society and what our place is
When we find the mouse, it leads t<
discussions on mortality, karma am
other things.
Tve really liked Theatrix a lot s<
far,” he said. “It’s been a lot of fui
and very easy to work with the direc
The three one-acts will be show
ing Thursday through Saturday a
Studio 301 in the Temple Building
Tickets are available at the door fo
McGraw brings his hits to Lincoln
By Paula Lavlgiw
Senior Reporter
The son of a New York Mets base
ball star, country singer Tim
McGraw, plays a different game than
his father.
McGraw, who sold his car, water
skis and shotguns to make it to Nash
ville, Tenn., will perform Saturday
night at Pershing Auditorium.
McGraw will be joined by Nash
ville acts Little Texas and special
guest Blackhawk on the Keebler Un
beatable Wheatable Tour.
McGraw’s mother, Betty Trimble,
had a summer romance with New
York Mets player Tug McGraw in
1966. The two went separate ways,
and McGraw was born May 1, 1967.
His mother married farmer/trucker
Horace Smith and moved to Start, La.
The identity of McGraw’s real fa
ther was revealed when he was 11
years old, in the midst of his mother ’s
“She just felt like it was the right
time to tell me,” McGraw said in a
Show: Little Texas and Tim
McGraw with Blackhawk
At: Pershing Auditorium
Time: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Tickets: Sold out
press release. “I have nothing but re
spect for her, the way she handled the
“We grew up on food stamps and
welfare and stuff like that, on and off,
until I was probably 13 or 14 years
old. And she never asked Tug for a
McGraw signed with Curb
Records in 1990. Although he has
only two albums to his name —
1993’s “Tim McGraw” and 1994’s
“Not a Moment Too Soon” — his
singles have topped country music
charts, and he has been hailed as the
hottest thing in country music today.
His awards include Gold Records
for singles “Indian Outlaw” and
“Don’t Take the Girl” and for his al
bum “Not a Moment Too Soon.”
He’s toured with Joe Diffie, Saw
yer Brown, Dwight Yoakam and
Wynonna Judd. His single “What
Room Was the Holiday Inn” earned
him a DISCovery Award from Music
Row magazine.
“It’s so strange. You dream about
what you’re gonna do when all this
happens. And when it does ... none
of it seems real.” he said. “I’ve still
got so much to learn. I’m still a fan
of so many others.
“I got lucky.”
McGraw is not the only lucky one
who will perform this weekend. His
Nashville neighbors Little Texas have
a story of their own.
Tim McQraw
Little Texas’ third album, “Kick a
Little,” reflects the talent of a band
that has received the Top Vocal Group
of the Year award from the Academy
of Country Music.
Little Texas features lead vocalist
Tim Rushlow, Del Gray on drums.
Porter Howell, Dwayne O’Brien and
Duane Propes on guitar, and Brady
Seals on keyboards.
The show is 7:30 p.m. Saturday
at Pershing Auditorium.
- Men'. Flan Football
1. Alpha Tau Omega (F3A) (2-0)
Last game: Defeated Data Tau Delta-A 26-6
L9ttt 91
2. Warthogs (125-B) (3-0)
Last Game: Defeated The Members-B 26-7
LmI 13
3. Sigma Nu (F8-B) (2-0)
Last Game: Defeated Chi Phi 12-6
4. Farside (123-B) (2-0)
Last Game: Defeated Political Science 44-0
Last Week: «5
, 5. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (F2A) (2-0)
Last Game: Defeated Apha Gamma Rho 12-6
i Last Week: #6
i 6. A.P.U. (122-A) (2-0)
Last Game: Defeated Underdogs 32-6
Luni Wtodi* 18
7. Harper 8 (RH-17B) (2-0)
Last Game: Defeated Burr B2 32-0
8. Harper 7 (RH-15A) (3-0)
Last Game: Defeated Abel 47-0
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» 9. One L (I28B) (3-0)
Last Game: Defeated LSF Sharks 20-6
Lot Week: Not Rated
10. Alpha Tau Omega (F9B) (3-0)
Last Game: Defeated Lam da Chi Alpha 27-6
Last Wtek: Not Rated
Dropped out of the Top Ten:
f 2 Showmen
I #9 Delta Tau Data B1
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nag Football
Women's Flag
1. Twenty Something (2-0)
Last Gama: Defeated BIOYABS 19-0
2. BIOYABS (1-1)
Last Game: Lost to Twenty Something 19-0
3. Phi Mu (1-1)
Last Game: Defeated Schramm 7 25-0
4. Schramm 7 (0-2)
Last Game: Lost to Phi Mu 25-0
Final Standing•
1. Delta Tau Delta/
Alpha Omicron Pi (8-0)
Last Game: Defeated Sigma Nu 13-0 to win
2. Sigma Nu (7-3)
Last Game: Lost to #1 Delta Tau Deta/A|pha
Omicron P113-0
3. Prarie Dog Killers (6-2)
Last Game: Lost to *2 Sigma Nu 6-0
4. Delta Tau Delta/ Alpha Phi (4-2)
Last Game: Lost to il Delta Tau Delta/Alpha
Omicron Pi 6-0
5. Sigma Alpha Epsilon/Kappa
Kappa Gamma (5-2)
Last Game: Lost to #4 Delta Tau Deta/Afc>ha
Phi 6-0
Dropped out of the Top Five:
#2 Delta Tau Delta/Pi Beta Phi
#4 Sigma Phi Epsilon/Delta Gamma
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