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COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA SINCE 1901 VOL. 95 NO. 67 -—
_November 27, 1995
A throng of Cornhusker fans celebrate Nebraska’s perfect 11-0 season and Big Eight championship following the team’s
victory over Oklahoma. Friday’s win secured a trip to the Fiesta Bowl Jan. 2 and a chance for the No. 1 Huskers to play for a
second straight national championship. Want tickets? Good luck.
Tempe bowl tickets difficult to obtain
By jonn ruiwiaer
As Nebraska fans celebrated the
Comhuskers’ win over Oklahoma
t his weekend, some might have been
thinking ahead to the Fiesta Bowl
Unfortunately, the chance of
getting Fiesta Bowl tickets is slim
— at least on a college student’s
It’s certain now the Huskers will
play for sole rights to the mythical
national championship. But all
73,471 seats in Sun Devil Stadium
have been purchased or allotted.
Bowl officials give 12,500 tick
ets to each competing university:
Nebraska and either the University
of Florida or the Uni versity of Notre
Dame (depending on whether
Florida wins the SEC champion
Cindy Bell, athletic ticket office
manager, said the majority of NU’s
tickets go to donors. Five hundred
tickets are reserved for faculty and
staff, she said. Another 500 will be
offered in a lottery Dec. 4-5.
Scott Keetle, a senior agricul
tural education major, has his ticket
First he’ll try the ticket lottery.
“I think it’s well worth the roll of
the dice to see if I can go, because
I’m a really big Husker fan.”
If he doesn’t get a lottery ticket,
Keetle said he would try to get
tickets from his roommate’s
girlfriend’s father, Tom Roode.
Roode is president of Roode Pack
ing, parent company of Fairbury
Hot Dogs — the hot dogs sold at
Keetle said he was lucky in early
October to find five round-trip air
plane tickets from Omaha to Tempe
for $166 each. Now, all commer
cial flights out of Lincoln and
Omaha are sold out.
Even if he doesn’t get game tick
ets, he said, he’ll still fly to Tempe.
Keetle said he would watch the
game in a Tempe sports bar and
party later with fans who got into
Another option is to get tickets
through ticket brokers or scalpers.
That’s what one local travel agency
has resorted to while putting the
finishingtoucheson its charter pack
Deb Eberly, Fiesta Bowl coor
dinator with Lincoln Travel, said
that when bowl officials offered
tickets to the season ticket holders
of their local university, they cre
ated the scalping problem.
Buying through a broker is an
expensive option. The lowest pub
lished price for bowl tickets in area
newspapers’ classified ads Sunday
was $200. On the high end was an
ad that offered “great seats” for
By Paula Lavigne
Sources close to NU President
Dennis Smith said he could recom
mend UNL’s next chancellor this
But Corporation Secretary J.B.
Milliken said he doubted the presi
dent had made a decision as of Sun
Smith will be in Washington D.C.
at a National Institutes of Health con
ference until Wednesday.
Joe Rowson, NU director of public
affairs, said Smith was asking for feed
back, includinge-mail, about the three
candidates. E-mail can be sent to Smith
Smith’s recommendation will be
forwarded to members of the NU
Board of Regents, who can then ap
prove the new chancellor at their Dec.
9 meeting. The new chancellor could
start as early as Jan. 1, but likely will
begin in the spring.
The three chancel lor candidates are:
• Thomas George, provost and aca
demic vice president at Washington
• James Moeser, provost and vice
president for academic affairs~at the
University of South Carolina
• John Kozak, provost at Iowa State
George, who on Wednesday was
the last candidate to visit the UNL
campus, said his exit interview with
Smith went well.
George was back in his office at
WSU Sunday. He said he had not
heard anything from Smith or any other
UNL representative over the week
Kozak also said he did not hear
from Smith, but he did receive two
letters from people he met at a break
fast with community business leaders
on the first day of his visit.
Kozak was the first candidate to
visit on Nov. 16 and Nov. 17.
The letters commended him on his
belief to put experienced instructors
in freshman-level, introductory
courses, he said.
Moeser, who visited last Monday
and Tuesday, said from his home Sun
day that he had been in Florida over
the weekend, but had not been con
tacted by NU officials.
“The last word I had from presi
dent Smith was that he would make his
decision in a couple of weeks,” Moeser
said. “I wouldn’t expect to hear from
him before then.”
Senior Reporter Jeff Zeleny contrib
uted to this report.
Selection process for Schlondorf jury begins today
oy jen ^.eieny
Jury selection is scheduled to be
gin today in the trial of Gerald
Schlondorf, a former UNL student
accused of shooting at a university
police officer last year.
It was a spectacle that drew many
students from their fraternity and so
rority houses the night of Sept. 12,
1994. At least 11 shots were fired
from a semi-automatic rifle near the
intersection of 16th and R streets about
6:15 that evening.
Officer Robert Soflin, a seven-year
veteran of the university police de
partment, was struck twice while sit
ting in his Blazer. Soflin is believed to
be the only university police officer
shot in the line of duty. He was not
severely injured and returned to work
a few months later.
Schlondorf, 32, was charged with
two counts of attempted second-de
gree murder, assault on a police of
ficer, making terroristic threats and
four counts of using a weapon to com
mit a felony. He also is accused of
shooting at two Lincoln police offic
Schlondorf led police on a low
speed chase across Lincoln, begin
ning near State Fair Park. He was
arrested after a 20-minute standoff
near 27th Street and Nebraska High
The senior criminal justice major
from Clarks, who had once applied to
be a Lincoln police officer, was im
mediately suspended from UNL.
He has been in jail since the inci
dent, being held on $1 million bond.
Lancaster County Public Defender
Dennis Keefe, who represents
Schlondorf, has said his client will
plead not responsible by reason of
A motion to transfer the trial out
side of Lincoln because of extensive
pretrial publicity will be heard before
the trial begins.
Timeline to trial
Former UNL student Gerald Schlondorf moves one step closer today to
answering charges of attempted murder.
Sept 13,1994: County APra l995:
prosecutors file nine felony .w 14*994. Public Defender Mow. 27,1995: Jury
charges against ScWomtorf pleads not 2?«Si°Mt0rf selection begins in
Schlondorf. His bond was gui|ty to the charges ■ *"*•*“*“
set at S1 million. W fa District Court m reason of expected to last two
' insanity. ^ or three weeks.
Sept 12,1994: Gerald
Schlondorf is arrested on
susoicion of attempted
murder after allegedly Feb. 1,1995: Soflin files lawsuit
firing 11 shots at UNU*D against Schlondorf, seeking $1
Officer Robert Soflin. million in medical damages.
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