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the rest of theGomhuskers take the field against Michigan State Saturday Nebraska won 55-14.
Speaker defines women’s roles
By Lindsay Young
Defining the identity of black
women in society became the focus
Friday night during the kick-off event
for a year-long celebration of the 20th
anniversary of the UNL Women’s
More than 100 people gathered in
die Nebraska Union ballroom to hear
Darlene Clark Hine, history professor
at Michigan State University deliver
her speech “From Suffrage to Civil
Rights: Black Women’s Activism in
the 20th Century America.”
The speech chronicled black
women’s struggle for the right to vote
and for civil lights.
“We share each other’s culture and
time and community,” she said.
Even though Nebraska would be
playing Michigan State, Hine’s em
ployer, in Saturday’s football game, the
speaker pressed for unity.
“Coming together tonight is every
bit as important as the football game,”
Hine, author of several books, dis
cussed the sometimes unnoticed con
tributions of black women throughout
history to the suffrage and civil rights
Hine also focused on the difficulty
for black women of upholding a “mul
tiple consciousness.” She described
this maritime consciousness by saying
black women had to deal with several
factors when it came to the suffrage
and civil rights movements.
The multiple consciousness was
the separation of race and gender and
the combination of the two.
The speech kicked off a year-long
celebration of Women’s Studies, which
will include informal talks with guest
speakers, lectures, poetry readings and
book discussions. The Women’s Stud
ies program explores the contributions
and roles of women in society and aca
The next event, “Gender Neutral
ity and Immigration Law” will be
Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Nebraska
Union. On Oct 1, Patricia Foster from
the University of Iowa will read from
her works, “Minding the Body” and
“Sister to Sister.”
NU officials imveN
Husker race car
By Kasey Berber
Friday night’s Husker Block Party
at State Fur Park featured Fireworks,
the UNL Spirit Squad and celebrity
guests. It even had a Spartan bonfire.
But all of that served only as a pre
lude to the night’s top event — the
grand unveiling of the University of
Nebraska’s official NASCAR race car.
The ear, the first ever university
sponsored entry into the National As
sociation of Stock Car Auto Racing, is
the result of a cooperative effort among
former Nebraska All-American
Husker Trev Alberts, UNL Chancel
lor James Moeser and Nebraska Ath
letic Director Bill Byrne.
The project began as a way Alberts
could give back to UNL. Profits from
merchandise carrying the car’s logo
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will go directly to the university.
One-third of all profits will go to
the Athletic Department, one-third to
an alumni association scholarship and
one-third to the general scholarship
The unveiling occurred only after
an evening of keeping the crowd of
people in suspense.
The evening’s festivities included
music from the band Blackhawk, a 10
minute fireworks display and a huge
bonfire burning the Michigan State
Spartan mascot in effigy, which ear
lier was retrieved from the dunking
And then, minutes before the offi
cial unveiling of the car, the crowd
made way for the “Big Red Bus,” on
which rode the night’s top guests.
On top of the bus were Alberts, now
with the Indianapolis Colts, Byrne,
Please see NASCAR on page 3
returns money to UNL
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By Heidi White
The gift of gab may now be the gift
of education for others.
The Husker Network, a new long
distance telephone service being of
fered through the University of Ne
braska-Lincoln, can help customers
save money while supporting the uni
versity, UNL administrators said.
Paul Carlson, associate vice chan
cellor for business and finance, said
each call will give money to the
university’s general scholarship fund.
The entire contribution will depend
on the volume of use, but will total at
least five percent of the profits, he said.
Last fall, Interim Chancellor Joan
Leitzel, and Carlson approved the con
tract with the National Endowment
Foundation of Nebraska.
The foundation then set up the pro
gram through the TotalTel telecommu
Other universities, such as Florida
State and the University of Illinois,
have similar programs that have
proved to be successful and prompted
the idea for the Husker Network,
Carlson said. _1_
The programs may not be as prof
itable now because recent telecommu
nications deregulation allowed for
more competition, Carlson said. But
he still has hope for the network?.
Aliant Communications, formerly
Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph, will
continue to provide long-distance ser
vice in the residence halls because of
its contracts and special low rates,
Because of this, he said, residence
hall students may still want to apply
for a calling card for out-of-town use.
He said the Husker Network was
mainly geared for parents, alumni and
Special features of the Husker Net
work include a 30-second billing mini
mum, with pro-rated six-second round
ing and offers set rates that don’t vary
with the time of day. Husker Network
users can also apply for a calling card.
The Husker Network can be
reached at l-(888)-8HUSKER.
Senate race heats up at debate
By Matthew Waite
and disputed budget numbers drove
an often-heated U.S. Senate race
debate here Friday between Demo
cratic Gov. Ben Nelson and Repub
lican businessman Chuck Hagel.
Hagel and Nelson did find some
common ground over government’s
role in the beef market and a hand
ful of other issues, but most of the
hour-and-a-half debate was both
candidates attacking and rebutting
each other’s claims.
The debate, sponsored by The
Associated Press, was the second
between the two Senate contenders
who are battling for the seat vacated
by retiring Democratic Sen. James
From their opening statements,
the candidates showed their differ
ences in methods but showed their
similarities in ideas.
Hagel opened by saying that
government was too big and people
were taxed too much, which be
came a theme of his throughout the
Nelson opened by immediately
touting his six-year service as gov
ernor. He highlighted cutting gov
ernment, consolidating depart
ments, lowering crime and creating
But die pleasantries stopped af
ter the first question,! which was a
short exchange about Nebraska’s
east/west split. The second question
about cutting taxes and government
spending put the candidates toe to
Hagel, at whom the question
was aimed, lashed out first by say
ing he had been die only candidate
who was clear about his plan to cut
“We must do both,” he said.
“Yes, we must cut spending. Yes,
we must cut government But we
also need to give our people tax re
Nelson responded, challenging
Hagers intended cuts of the Fed
eral Aviation Administration.
Nelson said Hagel wants to cut the
FAA at a time when more airport
security is needed.
“His cuts are really aimed at the
wrong targets,” Nelson said.
Please see DEBATE on page 3
CHUCK HAGEL, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, gestures to
Gov. Ben Nelson during their debate Friday.
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