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Losing streak ends as
Huskers defeat Sooners at
Devaney, page 7
Arts & Entertainment
T.S. Monk arrives a year late for ■<«»>»<»»■»»»»»«“
Lied Center performance, page 9
February 6, 1995
Nebraska’s Erick Strickland reacts while Oklahoma’s Dion Barnes walks by after Barnes
and Strickland collided at mid-court during Nebraska’s win over Oklahoma Sunday
afternoon. Strickland was called for illegal blocking. See story on page 7.
Bar owner waits
for license review
By Brian Sharp
A vote by the Lincoln City Council
today is expected to decide the fate of
Montigo Bay’s liquor license.
It’s a vote the bar’s management
expects to lose.
Chris Kugler, co-owner of Montigo
Bay at 1435 O St., said city
council members had already found
him guilty after hearing police re
ports and hadn’t given him a chance
A history of problems at Montigo
Bay have prompted a review of the
bar’s license. Police records show six
liquor violations, including selling to
minors, dating back to September,
and 36 police calls to the location
over the same period.
Lincoln Police Capt. Jim Peschong
said the incidents had convinced him
the liquor license should be revoked.
“Montigo Bay has had a higher ...
need for police than other bars down
town,” he said. “That in itself winds
up dictating that we’ll be in the area.”
But Kugler said police intention
ally were disrupting his business and
driving away customers.
“We have been singled out,”
Kugler said Sunday ."“Last night, there
was a policeman standing at Iguana’s
(across 0 Street), staring at Montigo
Bay, just waiting for something tjo
“They (police) have harassed us...
more than any other bar in the city of
The bar/dance club admits minors
who pay a cover charge ranging from
$2 to $5, depending on the time of
night, Kugler said.
Kugler said many attempts had
been made to separate customers over
21 from minors.
Patrons’ hands are stamped de
pending on their age. An area around
the bar has been roped off, and two
security personnel watch so no one
ducks under the rope, he said. An
other security person is stationed at
the entrance to check hands.
“7hey (police) have
harassed us... more
than any other bar in
the city of Lincoln. ”
Co-owner of Montigo Bay
Saturday night, however, with a
crowd of more than 150 people, the
verson regularly in charge of allow
ing patrons into the bar area was
absent. The rope also was, at times,
being lifted up so several patrons
could pass underneath.
Kugler estimated 75 minors were
in the bar at the time. A plastic snow
fence will be installed by next week
end, he said, to avoid anyone slipping
into the bar area unchecked.
Area bar owners say Montigo Bay
has had its problems, but that it hadn’t
affected their businesses. Neither has
the police presence, they say.
Beg McMeen, owner of Duffy’s
Tavern at 1412 O St., said he thought
management at Montigo Bay had not
been receptive to change.
“It’s not a case of police being
heavy-handed,” he said. “All I know
is what I’ve seen from the outside, but
it’s the type of thing where the com
munity as a whole is coming down on
“They’ve been a detriment to the
Frank Gillaspie, owner of
Morgan’s Upstairs at 1409 O St., said
his bar hadn’t been affected by
Montigo Bay or the resulting police
presence. But any police crackdown,
he said, is justified.
“It’s part of the privilege of having
a liquor license,” he said. “You have
to maintain an orderly house.”
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ASUN gives debate sponsorship to other organizations
sy Angie bcnenat
Staff Reporter ;
The Association of Students of the
University of Nebraska will no longer
sponsor debates between parties vy
ing for the leadership of the organiza
Student organizations now will
host the debates so that more people
can become involved in the election
process, said Stacy Lovelace, director
of the ASUN Electoral Commission.
“I wholeheartedly agree with this
change. It is a step in the right direc
tion?’ Lovelace said.'
X.ovelace said student organiza
tions hosted debates a few years ago,
buphat got out of control. Organiza
tions gave the parties less than a day
tojSrepare for the debates. An over
whelming amount of debates were
held, she said.
The commission wanted a happy
medium where more students could
participate and where rules could be
established by the parties on how
many debates they would enter,
“In the ‘real’ world, the electoral
commission is an arm of government,
and it is not the government’s duty to
monitor debates,” Lovelace said.
Student organizations can sched
ule and plan debates at a meeting on
Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. in the ASUN office,
she said. Sne said invitations to the
meeting were sent to presidents of
However, she said, if an organiza
tion was overlooked and did not re
ceive an invitation, it still was wel
come to come, Lovelace said.
Organizations may have certain
issues for parties to address, Lovelace
“The candidates want to know what
the students want,” Lovelace said.
If organizations only have a few
questions for the parties, they can
team up with any number of other
organizations to co-sponsor debates,
The meeting also will bring the
four recognized parties together to
decide the number of debates. That
would eliminate the problem of unex
pected and unplanned debates,
Each party can participate in as
many debates as it chooses, she said.
Student organizations will decide
the formats of the debates. ASUN will
not supervise the debates, Lovelace
“ASUN will give organizations
sample formats of debates if they need
them, but they will be just sugges
tions,” Lovelace said.
Science, religious ethics clash in repatriation issue
By Paula Lavigne
In many religions, a burial marks the tran
sition from life on Earth to a spiritual afterlife.
It shows respect for the deceased.
For the American Indian culture, the evi
dence and remains of burials are sacred, spiri
In the early 1900s, these artifacts were dis
covered by a new culture — science.
The artifacts were unearthed and used for
research and exhibition in museums across the
nation from the Smithsonian Museum in Wash
ington, D.C., to the University of Nebraska
State Museum in Lincoln, which holds more
than 2,000 human remains.
In the 1960s, the American Indians sought
to have their ancestral remains returned and
reburied — a process called repatriation.
Their wish was granted 30 years later with
the passage of a federal mandate called the
Native American Graves Protection and Repa
triation Act of 1990.
The mandate set two deadlines. The first
ordered summaries of materials in museum
and university holdings to be sent to tribes
across the nation by Nov. 16,1993. The second
deadline required complete inventories of ma
terials by Nov. 16, 1995.
The University of Nebraska has met the first ■
deadline and is working on the second.
The tribes, administrators and scientists
working on the repatriation act have walked
the line between the scientific and spiritual
And for some, the value of research versus
reburial has been a struggle.
Karl Reinhard grew up around American
Indians. His father was an epidemiologist —
See REPATRIATION on 3
■With the passage of the Native
American Graves Protection and
Repatriation Act in 1990,groups holding
American Indian remains are required
to begin returning those to the proper
■ The University of Nebraska State
Museum holds more than 2,000 human
■ By Nov. 16,1995, the university must
compile a complete inventory of its
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