The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 07, 1996, Image 1

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    VOL. 90
No. :jo
By John King
AP Political Writer
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - President
Clinton and Bob Dole clashed vigorously over
tax cuts, Medicare, education and the economy
Sunday night in a spirited prime-time debate
over who should be trusted to lead America into
the 21st century.
“I think the best thing going for Bob Dole is
that Bob Dole keeps his word,” the Republican
challenger said in a 90-minute debate critical
to his hopes of launching an October comeback.
“It is not midnight in America, senator We
are better off than we were four years ago,”
Clinton said in making his case for a second
The Democratic incumbent and his Repub
lican challenger stood just a few feet apart on a
red-carpeted stage, challenging each other again
and again in a showdown that ushered in the
final month of the White House campaign.
Clinton took credit for an economy that had
create^ more than 10 million jobs, few cutting
the deficit by 60 percent and for vetoing Dole
backed Republican budgets he asserted would
have cut $270 billion from Medicare and an
other :$30 billion from education.
Choking ahead, Clinton said his $100 tnl
lion in tax credits targeted to making college
more affordable woe far more responsible than
Dole’s “$550 billion tax scheme.”
“We have the right approach for the future,”
Clinton said.
Dole forcefully disagreed, and accused
Clinton of running a campaign designed to scare
elderly Americans.
“I am trying to save your Medicare, just as I
rescued Social Security,” Dole said.
The former Kansas senator told the viewing
audience, “If I could not cut taxes and balance
the budget at the same time I would not look
you in the eye tonight.”
Entering the debate, Clinton was ahead by a
dozen points or more in most national polls and
in surveys from the major Electoral College
battleground states. The two candidates will
meet again in 10 days, in another one-on-one
encounter because of the controversial decision
to exclude Ross Perot
Dole was die aggressor throughout the night,
asserting time and again that Clinton’s conser
vative election-year rhetoric about curfews,
school uniforms and welfare reform was at odds
with a liberal record of giant tax increases and
a giant government takeover of health care.
Please see DEBATE on 6
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THE DONIPHAN HIGH SCHOOL BAND marches down North Eddy Street in Grand Island Saturday. The band was
(Hie of the world-record 128 Nebraska bands in die 55th Annual Harvest of Harmony.
One for the record books
Grand Island festival tops new Guinness Book category
By Erin Gibson
Staff Reporter
the drumbeats marched them in.
Thousands of onlookers con
verged on Grand Island Saturday to
see 128 Nebraska high school
bands set a new world record.
Bands marched a two-mile
route through downtown Grand Is
land, showing off fine-timed march
ing routines to crowds lining the
Harvest of Harmony parade route.
Flag squads joined many of the
bands, which pounded out fantas
tic rhythms and charmed the audi
ence with music during die three
and a half hour parade.
As a result, the Guinness Book
of World Records will accept the
teen-agers for the inaugural world
record in die “most bands march
ing and playing simultaneously in
a parade” category.
Matt Sheppard, baud director
for Grand Island Northwest High
School, said die weald record would
make the 55th year of die annual
parade especially memorable.
Kirsten Mans, a senior in the
Lexington High School band,
called the record-setting parade an
aarenaime rusn.
When the new world record is
published, Mans will be able to
show it to friends and family for
I’ll say, ‘Look! That’s me. I was there.’”
Kirsten Mans
senior at Lexington High School
years to come, she said.
‘Til say, ‘Look? That’s me. I
was there,’” she said.
But Darryl Miles, a (hum major
of the Lincoln High School band,
said celebrating music and march
ing with many different bands were
just as important as the world
“It’s great being able to see all
the other bands and their marching
styles,” Miles said, amidst a sea of
red links uniforms.
“But when it’s all said and done
... it’s bragging rights,” he said.
Brent Sinsel, a senior in the Lex
ington High School band, agreed
that bragging rights were a prize
Please see PARADE on 7
student play
KEARNEY(AP)—A University
of Nebraska at Kearney theater pro
fessor said he was ordered by a school
administrator to remove node scenes
' or be marked as “i$si&
sor and directs of the pfay “Its Pity
She’s A Whore,” said he never made
any secret of the play’s nudity, vio
lence or subject matter when produc
tion began last spring.
The play, which is scheduled to
open Oct. IS, details the tragedy that
arises from an incestuous relationship
between a brother and sister. A male
and a female student would have been
nude, although there were no frontal
scenes, the professor said.
But the bare is no longer there,
Garrison said.
“The nudity has been removed
from the scenes,” Garrison told the
Kearney Hub. “I’m not stupid enough
to put myself in a position to be la
beled insubordinate.”
Gene Wubbels , UNK vice chancel
lor for academic affairs, said UNK
Chancellor Gladys Styles Johnston
made the decision to have the nudity
removed and he gave that message to
the professor.
ne saia me acaon was permuted
by the bylaws of the University of
Nebraska, citing a potion which states
“Where the University’s interest as an
academic community is clearly in
volved, the authority of the University
may be asserted.”
Johnston was out of town Friday
and unavailable feu comment.
Garrison, who has taught at UNK
for 28 years, said he is unhappy about
the decision but said he may have been
fired had he not changed the play.
Wubbels said he agreed with
Johnston that the play could be pre
sented without nudity.
He said die University of Nebraska
at Omaha has never presented a play
that contained nudity and they are
rarely performed at the Lincoln cam
But Garrison said those who can’t
take it shouldn’t watch. He said stu
dents weren’t forced into participating
or watching and said performers went
to a half-hour session on sexual ha
“Quite honestly, the cast and crew
are angry, they’re hurt and they’re very
. disappointed,” he said.
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