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Friday, March 15,1996 Page 4
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
J. Christopher Hain ..Editor, 472-1766
Doug Kouma.L.Managing Editor
Doug Peters.Opinion Page Editor
Sarah Scalet. Associate News Editor
Matt Waite.Associate News Editor
Michelle Garner..Wire Editor
“We tell them what to do in a car in the front seat
through driver's education. It's time to tell them what to
do in the back seat.''
— Fortner U.S. Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders, on the need for
better sex education in American schools.
“If I’m not mistaken, we’re going to win every one of
— Sen. Bob Dole, accurately predicting the outcome of the Super
Tuesday Republican presidential primaries.
“Today, the American people in seven states chose the
conservative they want to lead America, chose the con
servative they want in the White House.”
— Sen. Bob Dole at a victory rally in Washington, on his Super
“If instructors want to play career politics, they should
save it for the faculty lounge.”
— Columnist Fred Poytier, on professors' treatment of graduate,
“Why stay on the Interstate and drive 200 mph and get
a ticket for $250, when you can drive 200 on state high
ways and only be ticketed $100?”
— Stale Sen. Ernie Chambers, discussing provisions of the pro
posed speed limit increase.
“The best 64 teams are not in the NCAA.”
— Nebraska fxisketball coach Danny Nee, on the quality of the
teams in the NCAA basketball tournament.
“We’re wild men! We’re crazy! We may be at a frater
nity party tonight, we may be sleeping on the Interstate.”
— Rich Bailey and Jonah White, purveyors of “Billy Bob 1EETH, ”
grotescjue dentures that, according to them, are the key to popularity.
“If they’re going to make (an estimated) $700 a square
foot, like they say they will, then this convenience store
sure as heck better be able to pay for itself without more
— ASUN academic committee chairman and Union Board
member Jon Scheve, on a proposal to partially finance a union
convenience store with student fees.
“You’d have to live somewhere in a hole in the ground
to not have come in contact with pornography.”
— Karen Libman, director of “Miss Autobody, "a UNL Theater
production that deals with the objectification of women.
“It’s not about sexuality, it’s about the enslavement of
— Helen Moore, chair of UNL’s sociology department, on pornog
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When in Rome...
How sad to see a university
newspaper show its ignorance of
history and psyehology. Sad also
that Germany has not learned its
lesson. As it did in the Third Reich,
Germany is still trying to legislate
attitudes, and it has the audacity to
enforce it in a world arena. It is very
disturbing to me that an American
citizen, guilty of no U.S. crime, can
be arrested while attending a
conference in Denmark and impris
oned by the German government.
You call this‘TOO percent pro
tected”? You say you believe in free
speech, but can “take guilty plea
sure” in this instance where it is
violated? You do not differ much
from anti-Semitic Germans in the
largely anti-Semitic western world o
the 1930s. They also thought, “Oh
well, it isn’t exactly right, but it has j
certain poetic justice in this particu
lar case, and after all, it doesn’t
affect me, I’m not Jewish!” Nazi
Germany began with small abroga
tions of freedom enacted on indi
viduals, one by one. It was many
years, and many laws later, before
the infamous landslides occurred.
Human beings are seldom as clearly
“good” or “bad” as Mr. Lauck — or
Mr. Spielberg for that matter —
might make you think. Read your
history. And think again.
Nebraska Educational Telecom
It was great to read Jody Burke’s
column on tattoos (March 14). With
the DN columns being so uptight
and-whitc lately, it was a surprise
that this subject was approached
from a positive angle.
A few comments: You appear to
be justifying your activities, Jody. II
these tattoos are something you arc
1 proud of, then you don’t have to.
They are, after all, “symbols of
things that I believe in,” as you say.
If others can perceive and under
stand that, great. If not, you don’t
have to waste your time justifying
this, just as you don’t have to justify
your style of clothes, length of your
hair, shoes, makeup, etc. Yet they
are more than symbols. Don’t speak
of them in the third person. They are
a part of you — your tattoo and your
skin ace one and the same. This is
why prejudiced people see only a
, guy with tattoos and not the whole
. person. How ironic it is to have
i people shut you off when a symbol
of something that has meaning to
you is out in the open.
You don’t have to explain much
to your children — so don’t try.
Children will love you uncondition
ally; they haven’t been taught yet to
judge people by the color of
someone’s skin (green in this sense).
Finally, the guy who gave you
your first tattoo — if it’s the person I
think you’re talking about — is
Japanese, not Chinese. He’s a great
guy, very talented, and does all my
Thank you Steve Willey for such
a well written column (March 13).
This is perhaps one of the best
pieces that has ever appeared in the
Daily Nebraskan. The sensitivity
with which you wrote this column is
evident, and the pain still appears in
I too have a story about suicide,
though mine fakes the “upper road,”
as I was able to see the results of my
anticipated suicide just clearly
enough and only for a moment. I
have a loving wife and two beautiful
daughters, and yet I still felt so alone
and in such pain. It’s a depth of
loneliness and pain that is not
comprehensible for the well-of
mind. I was not feeling selfish, quite
the contrary, I felt that I had taken
too much and was not able to give
Our society doesn’t grasp the fact
that severe depression can be fatal if
not treated properly. All one has to
do is turn the television set to any
channel with a sitcom and soon the
derisive remarks about mental illness
begin to appear. I have been
ashamed to say that I am depressed.
Steve, if I can tell you any one
thing about suicide, it would be that
your brother will never hesitate upon
your meeting again—he will hug
you, and he will hug your oldest
Your speaking of such a personal
topic has not gone unappreciated.
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