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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 29, 1994)
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COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA SINCE 1901 VOL. 94 NO. 67
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hopes to learn
and lead at CBA
By Brian Sharp
and Matthaw Walta
Before John Goebel takes his new job as the
dean of the College of Business Administra
tion, he said Monday that he has a lot of
listening to do.
“I learned a long time ago that you learn a lot
more when you listen,” said Goebel, who is
giving up his job as the vice chancellor for
business and finance.
Goebel, along with Senior Vice Chancellor
for Academic Affairs Joan Lcitzcl and outgo
ing Dean Gary Schwcndiman, met with CBA
faculty Monday. Goebel said Leitzcl explained
how a new dean would be selected at the
About the shift, Goebel said he had been
thinking for some time about a return to the
classroom. He said, however, that he enjoyed
When the chance to return to the academic
side of the university and continue administra
tive work came along, Goebel said he made his
But, when Goebel’s two-year term as dean is
over, he is out of a job. At that time, Goebel
said, he will look for opportunities to return to
the classroom, where he started more than 20
years ago teaching accounti ng and commercial
law. „. . ... ..
Goebel said his fixed term would not stop
him from helping the college. He said, with the
CBA faculty and staff, the college could con
tinue to move in the right direction.
But Pat Kennedy, assistant professor of
marketing, said he hoped Goebel’s appoint
ment would transform the college, not con
tinue its direction./
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By Chad Uwni__
Paul Logcmann first got hooked on the
Internet last fall.
it s an addiction, said
Logcmann, a sophomore for
He said his grades dropped
from spending four hours a
day on-line. He said he used
the Internet mostly to write
e-mail to friends in Minne
sota, Iowa, Missouri and
The Internet has been dc
veioping over the last quar
ter century, but how it’s used has remained
basically the same. Internet users said the
biggest change has been the surge of new users.
Ann Weide, a sophomore mechanical engi
neering major and frequent user of the Internet,
said that a few years ago, maybe5 to 10 people
logged on to HuskerNet each day. Now, she
said. 40 to 50 are logged on at one time.
Weide said having more users was exciting.
The glut of new users, however, put more
demand on computers and slowed down work
on the Internet, she said.
New users can discover that the Internet
supplies an endless amount of information —
information that isn’t easily accessible without
Weide said her first encounters with I ntcrnct
were “like walking into a room without the
lights on ”
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Oh, Christmas Tree
Alan Vlox, left, of Weeping Water, and Ms son-liHaw Kenny Router, of Syracuse, drag a Christmas tree thoy Just
cal with other family members Sunday at Jacabmoloissouth of Eagle.
By John Fulwtdf.
Christmas tree farming is more than a
business for Eagle resident Vem Jacobmeier
It’s a family affair.
Since Jacobmeier first began selling trees
in 1965, he has included his family in the
venture. He started his first farm while
working in marketing and sales for John
Deere Co. as a way to send his children to
At first, he worked out of a make-shift
straw shelter on the 40-acrc farm with only
a bonfire to keep him warm.
His children were his only employees.
They worked for free, in a manner of speak
“You don’t pay your own kids,” he said.
“But they cost later.”
They did. Jacobmeier said he made a deal
with each of his children: If they would help
him with the farm, he would pay to send
them to the college of their choice.
They all stuck with it, and they all went
to school out of state.
Today, it’s still a family business.
Jacobmeier’s daughter was helping take
money Sunday at the family farm about 15
miles from Lincoln and one-half mile south
of Eagle on Highway 43. Jacobmciers’ is
open from the day after Thanksgiving until
three or four days before Christmas.
Two other daughters, Susan and Stacy,
traveled this year from Utah and Ohio,
respectively, to help, as did his son, Jon,
Jacobmeier, however, doesn’t limit the
experience of finding a Christmas tree to his
own family. He said he knew his customers
made finding a tree their own family affair.
“They’re going to get a tree someplace,”
he said. “They want to take the family on an
outing in the country.” »
The Vioxes are one of those families. On
a cold, wet Sunday, Alan Viox drove his
wife, three children, a son-in-law and a
family friend 35 miles from Nebraska City
to Jacobmeicrs’ to get a tree.
“It’s just a family tradition,” Alan Viox
Viox said his family had traveled to
Jacobmeiers’ for the last four years.
Families traveling to Jacobmeicrs’ today
won't find the same farm as 30 years ago.
The farm has grown to 80 acres and 35,000
trees. A wood-burning stove now keeps him
Jacobmcicr said he wanted to keep se
lecting and cutting down trees simple. All
customers have to do is find a tree and cut it
down. The rest is done for them.
Customers drive up to the entrance and
are given a saw and instructions to turn left
onto the road that leads into the acreage.
Some people, Jacobmeier said, are con
cerned that the tree will be difficult to cut
down. But Jacobmcicr reassures them.
“Pine cuts so easy,” he said. “There’s
nothing to it.”
Customers have a mile of rock road they
can drive in search of the perfect tree. When
they find it and cut it down, they return to a
parking lot where the tree is shaken and
Jacobmeier said the trees were shaken by
a special machine to get rid of the duff, old
needles on the inside of the tree that would
otherwise make a mess in people’s homes.
“The missus doesn’t want those dead
needles in her carpet.” he said, “so we take
them out for her.”
The tree is bundled in white netting with
a machine of Jacobmcier’s own invention.
A steel cable attached to a tractor wheel
pulls the tree through a barrel, and the
netting catches the tree’s branches, pinning
them down for easy transport.
Jacobmeier said his prices were lower
than most. He charges $20 for a tree five feet
or taller and $ 15 for a tree shorter than five
feet. Pre-cut trees also arc available for $15
and $10. He said the pre-cut trees were
cheaper because lie must make room for new
Jacobmeier said his policy of “telling
people like it is” set him apart from other
tree farmers. He said his ads were the only
ones that list price.
“They know it all before they come,” he
Jewish holiday celebrates faith’s triumph
Instead of celebrating the holidays with
Christmas trees and candy canes, many Jewish
children observe the season by honoring posi
tive religious role models during Hanukkah.
Hanukkah, an eight-day historical celebra
tion that began at sundown on Sunday, com
memorates the fight for survival of the Jewish
culture and religion in a rebellion against the
Syrian Empire in 165 B.C.
King Antiochus forbade the Jews from prac
ticing tneir religion and had his soldiers de
stroy the Jews’ temple in Mount Moriah. In the
temple, they replaced the Jewish symbol of
power and faith — a simple oil lamp — with
A rebellion led by a man called Mattathias
and his five sons defeated the soldiers. When
Mattathias died, his son Maccabec led the Jews
When the Jews re-entered the temple, they
found only enough pure oil to light their lamp
for one day. The people prayed for deliverance,
and the lamp burned for eight days.
This triumph is represented by the nine
lights of the menorah. Eight candles represent
the eight nights the lamp burned at Mount
Moriah and the eight days of celebration. The
ninth candle is used to light the others.
Dorothy Kaplan, a libraiy technician at the
Jewish Community Center in Omaha, said she
celebrated Hanukkah with her 6-year-old grand
son by lighting the first menorah candle Sun
Kaplan said her family also ate the tradi
tional potato “latkcs” or pancakes, and the
children played games with a drcidel. a spin
ning top with four letters that translate to “A
great miracle happened there.”
Kaplan said Hanukkah also gave her grand
son positive role models to look up to.
“Hanukkah is marvelous. It's a wonderful
stoiy of men fighting for what they believe in,”
she said. “There are great heroes, wonderful
heroes for Jewish youngsters."
Although Hanukkah is a minor holiday and
not a biblical one, Kaplan said it commcmo
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