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    Speaker to address
sexual, racial issues
at program tonight
Steps will be taken to help
di ffuse a bomb in the East Union
Phoebe Eng, a media devel
oper from New York City and
author of “Not About Face,” a
book dealing with racial and
sexual discrimination, will speak
in the Great Plains Room at 8
Her lecture is called “The
Diversity Time Bomb.”
Eng has lectured at universi
ties and conferences across the
nation, trying to increase public
awareness of issues involving
sexual and racial identity.
A lecture and slide show is
planned, followed by a ques
tion-and-answer session. The
lecture, presented by the Uni
versity Program Council, should
last about two hours.
Admission to the lecture is
$1 for University of Nebraska
Lincoln students and $3 for non
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Clinton criticized
for Cuban policies
By Barry Schweid
The Associated Press
moved Tuesday toward a showdown
with President Clinton on punishing
Cuba for shooting down two Ameri
can civilian aircraft. The president’s
critics complained his rhetoric was
harsher than the sanctions he imposed
on Fidel Castro.
House and Senate negotiators were
looking for a common approach to
separate legislation passed by the two
chambers last fall to heighten eco
nomic pressure on Cuba. With senti
ment running strongly against the Cu
ban leader, a tough measure was likely
to emerge.
With a full trade embargo already
in place, a White House official said
Clinton wants to avoid imposing “too
much misery” on Cuban citizens.
But with the Florida primary two
weeks away, Sen. Bob Dole of Kan
sas, who wants Clinton ’sjob next Janu
ary, said, “It’s a shame that President
Clinton’s weak actions did not match
his tough rhetoric.”
Dole urged Clinton to give his full
endorsement to legislation tightening
the embargo on Cuba and said the
president should have reversed his
easing of some sanctions last fall.
“Four U.S. citizens have been mur
dered,” Dole said. “It’s time to honor
their memory with real action against
Fidel Castro’s tyranny.”
For months, Dole said, the Clinton
administration ignored a travel ban
and even allowed Castro to come to a
United Nations meeting in New York
last year.
Last fall, the administration made it
easier for scholars and family mem
bers to visit Cuba. That allowed up to
140,000 people to travel to Cuba last
year from Miami.
Under new rules approved Monday,
they must again travel through third coun
tries, which makes travel more expen
sive and difficult. The result will be to
reduce revenue going to Cuba.
Clinton halted direct charter air
flights between the United States and
Cuba, restricted travel by Cuban dip
lomats in the United States and in
creased the number of frequencies used
in broadcasts by U.S.-operated Radio
Marti into Cuba.
“Certainly, those are good, but they
are not far enough,” Rep. Robert
Menendez, D-N.J., said.
Among measures that should be
taken, Menendez told reporters, are
revoking visas of Cuban diplomats in
Washington, suspending talks with
Cuba on immigration and seeking U.N.
sanctions despite general international
On Tuesday, administration offi
cials met with congressional staffers
on sanctions legislation containing
tough and legally questionable provi
sions to penalize foreign countries
doing business with Cuba as well as
the lawsuit provision.
Clinton has not said whether he
would sign the legislation sponsored
by Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C.,and Rep.
Dan Burton, R-Ind., if it includes those
“I can’t imagine the president veto
ing this bill,” House Speaker Newt
Gingrich, R-Ga., said. In fact, he urged
Clinton to help pass the bill and even
to consider other, stronger measures
against Castro.
ASUN to discuss Union
By Kasey Kerber.
Staff Reporter
Designs for the Nebraska Union
expansion again will be the main topic
at tonight’s ASUN meeting in the East
Daryl Swanson,
director of Ne
ll 5%II|\l braskaUnions,and
w w Kim Todd, campus
landscape architect,
will present the
three sketches that
have been dis
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' braska Union.
1-1 The sketches
present a design that Swanson said he
believed was close to what students
“We’re at the pivotal part of this
process,” he said. “There is still dis
cussion about details, but so far there
seems to be a general acceptance of
the design.”
Swanson said he hoped to gather
more input from the Association of
Students of the University of Nebraska
before sending the designs and ideas
for changes back to Boston for a final
He said so far he had received input
on the makeup of the water feature, the
acceptance of a stage, additional seat
ing and the second floor’s 20-foot ex
tension over the first floor to create a
balcony and shade for students below.
Swanson said the designs recently
had been presented to the Design Re
view Board, which is appointed by the
NU Board of Regents.
“They suggested bay windows and
jutting out the north side entrance a
little more to relieve the congestion of
student traffic and create a better
lobby,” he said.
Swanson said he expected the final
design to be complete by March 23.
In other business, ASUN will vote
on whether to approve the Committee
for Fees Allocation’s recommenda
tions for the University Health Center,
Nebraska Unions and the Office of
Campus Recreation.
DN’s new editor chosen
By Ted Taylor _
Senior Reporter
Two friends and col leagues were
the candidates for the 1996-97 Daily
Nebraskan editor-in-chief.
But only one walked away with
After a short discussion, the Uni
versity of Nebraska-Lincoln Publi
cations Board selected senior news
editorial major Doug Kouma to
manage the overall production of
the 16,000-circulation daily news
Kouma, Daily Nebraskan man
aging editor this semester, was se
lected over junior news-editorial
major Matthew Waite, a Daily Ne
braskan associate news editor.
Both candidates spoke to the
committee before being asked four
core questions by the board.
“We are producing a good news
paper right now,” Kouma said in
his presentation, “but there are many
opportunities for improvement.”
A 1995 summer internship at
The Boston Globe, Kouma said,
was a wake-up call to the need for
diversity in the newsroom.
“A tier seeing what a diverse staff
can bring to the newsroom, im
proving diversity will be one of my
top priorities.
“Not just cultural diversity,” he
said, “but a diversity of opinions
and ideas as well.”
Kouma said he also wanted to
see staff members communicating
with more people on campus and in
the community.
“I want to do a better job of
finding stories rather than simply
reporting the stories that come to
us,” he said.
Kouma also stressed expanding
the Daily Nebraskan online.
He will take over for current
editor J. Christopher Hain.
Continued from Page 1
Dole carried North and South Da
kota handily, and brushed aside his
Sun Belt disappointment.
“We’re back in the winning col
umn,” the Senate majority leader said.
“It feels good.”
“This is not a game,” Dole said.
“We’re not electing a talk show host.
We’re electing the president of the
United States.”
Buchanan left Arizona early to fo
cus down the road as well, staging an
evening rally in Georgia, one of nine
states with primaries next Tuesday.
“I’m simply the political instrument
of a great movement in America,”
Buchanan said.
In addition tohis Arizona loss,there j
was more sobering news for Buchanan !
in Tuesday’s voter surveys.
Asked whether Buchanan was too ex
treme, half the voters in all three states
answered yes and slightly fewer said
Also, while Buchanan has tried to
turn foreign trade into a top campaign
issue, half the voters in Arizona and
South Dakota and less in North Da
kota said the free trade agreements
created jobs.
A majority of voters in Arizona
cited taxes as their top concern, and
flat-tax advocate Forbes, who spent
more than $4 million on TV ads in
Arizona alone, won much of their sup
In the Dakotas the deficit mattered
most, followed by taxes and jobs.
Continued from Page 1
rate as they did when they started liv
ing in the residence halls, he said,
provided they lived in the halls this
“We want to reward students who
have been loyal customers,” he said.
The money from the increased rates
will pay for residence hall food, utili
ties and employees’ salaries, Zatechka
Enhancements such as renovated
elevators, more computer rooms, new
dishwashers and computer wiring in
every room also will be funded by the
increase, he said.
Editor J. Christopher Hain Night News Editors Rebecca Oltmans
472-1766 Melanie Branded
Managing Editor Doug Kouma Anne Hjersman
Assoc. News Editors Matt Waite Beth Narans
Sarah Sea let Art Director Aaron Steckelberg
Opinion Page Editor Doug Peters General Manager Dan Shattil
Wire Editor Michelle Gamer Production Manager Katherine Policky
Copy Desk Editor Tim Pearson Advertising Manager Amy Struthers
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