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The drum section of the Lincoln Northeast band practices Saturday
morning outside the Old Walnut Jr. High School in Grand Island. The
drummers warmed up for their 3V6-hour, 2-mile trek through downtown.
Bands set Guinness record
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just as coveted as the world record.
“The best part of being here will
be beating the other bands,” Sinsel
The Hastings High School band
won the Overall Best in Parade trophy.
However, <band’directors said the
parade was not just an opportunity to
try to outshine their peers.
Band Director Jerry Layher of
Holdrege High School said he saw the
parade as a special opportunity to per
“This is really our first opportunity
to perform fra- big crowds,” Layher
After the parade, Jamie Frame,
drum major at Raymond Central High
School, said the parade was exciting.
“There’s so many people here,” she
said. “We can’t believe we marched
Although the parade began at 8:30
am, the world record was not estab
lished until late Saturday morning.
At 10:45 am, parade volunteers
said they were concerned because
some bands had not yet arrived.
After nervous talk with other pa
rade officials on CB radio, they found
that sane bands had forgotten to check
in and had already completed the pa
Jan Schmidt, coordinator of Har
vest of Harmony, said only two bands
could have failed to attend for a world
record to be set. i §
The world record, set in a new cat
egory, is unusual, Schmidt said. The
Guinness Book of World Records
writes that only records that represent
improvements on existing records are
likely to be published.
But according to Schmidt, a
Guinness Book representative said the
organization would welcome Harvest
of Harmony’s claim for a new world
An estimated 9,000 band members
marched in the parade, including mem
bers from me college band and a pa
rade alumni band.
The parade also featured 60 floats
from community groups, a gigantic,
inflated Ronald McDonald, a World
Wrestling Federation monster truck
and Harvest of Harmony Queen pag
bool letters, trademarks easier
at Big 12 universities.
By Russell X Willranks
Animals, and even people, are be
coming extinct at many universities as
school letters or trademarks replace
mascots as the official school logo.
Herbie Husker and the Baylor bear
are just two of the recent casualties.
The University of Nebraska has
launched its new trademark of the
Husker script across the middle of an
N. Chris Bahl, NU’s Director of Sports
Licensing, said UNL introduced its
new logo because mascot Herbie
Husker was not marketable to the older
“The N with the Husker script is
something that can be marketed re
spectably,” Bahl said. “Think of an
alumni out on the golf course. Now,
would that alumni prefer to have
Herbie the Husker on his shirt or the
nice, clean N with Huskers across the
In the late 1980s, Baylor Univer
sity, in Waco, Texas, chose to change
its official trademark from die bear to
an interlocking BU. Maxey Parrish,
Baylor athletic department marketing
administrator, said Baylor changed
because it was looking for a fresh lode.
“The BU is something distinctive.
It jumps right out at you,” Parrish said.
“When you see Shell Oil’s Shell
logo, you are reminded of Shell Oil,
right?,” Parrish said. “Well, we hope
that when people see our BU logo, they
are reminded of Baylor University.”
The University of Kansas in
Lawrence, Kan., has taken a different
approach to marketing its merchandise.
We ray on the manufacturer to
market our trademarks according to the
product we are selling,” said Paul
Vanderteig, the Director of Licensing
for the University of Kansas.
“We wouldn’t want to sell basket
ball shirts with the university seal on
them. That is just not good marketing.”
Since 1981, the University of Colo
rado in Boulder is one of the few Big
12 schools whose logo incorporates
both the mascot and letters.
Dave Plati, CU spots information
director, said schools chose their trade
marks primarily for marketing pur
poses. He said universities wanted
something that would catch the
consumer’s eye and that is not hard to
Bahl gave a simple explanation for
the increased use of straightforward
“College sales is a consumer driven
market and the consumer has called for
it,” he said.
Gambling With the Good Life group files
to have petition signatures thrown out
From The Associated Press
OMAHA—A petition supporting
expanded gambling failed to make the
November ballot by about 2,000 votes,
but an anti-gambling group contends
that at least 35,000 signatures on the
petition are invalid.
Gambling With the Good Life, an
Omaha group, said in a legal document
that it had arguments for removing sig
natures, according to a story published
Sunday in the Omaha World-Herald.
Secretary of State Scott Moore
ruled last month that those petitions fell
the required 98,939. The racetrack
casino petitions seek a Nov. 5 statewide
vote on whether each horse-racing
track in Nebraska can legally open a
casino on or near the track.
The racetrack-casino backers have
since filed lawsuits in federal and state
courts contending that they could re
store enough signatures to get their is
sue on the ballot if they had enough
time and sufficient access to records
in county election offices.
U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf
of Lincoln granted more time to the
racetrack-casino group and has sched
Lancaster County District Court, Gam
bling With the Good Life contends that
if the court heard arguments for restor
ing signatures, that same court should
hear arguments for throwing ouf'sig
natufes. od-ofaurrresnsbpi u
Gambling With the Good Life
claims that the racetrack-casino effort
shouldn’t prevail because various ir
regularities occurred in the signature
gathering process. As a result, many
signatures ruled valid by county elec
tion officials, and by Moore, actually
are invalid, the group contends.
The State Attorney General’s Of
Campus police work to solve theft cases
using goods recovered in crackdown
By Chad Lohenz
UNL police pulled some all
nighters last week as they logged,
tagged and tried to match 73 stolen
items to their owners.
Property valued in the thousands of
dollars, including cellular phones, bi
cycles, compact discs and stereo equip
ment, was confiscated last Thursday
when police arrested two people on
felony counts of possession of stolen
Police apprehended Brian Green,
19, and a juvenile after Green was seen
driving a car that had been stolen from
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
campus. Neither is a UNL student.
Police found stolen property in the
car and at the juvenile’s house.
At least six theft cases, three on
campus and three off campus, had been
solved by Friday evening as a result of
the seizure, UNL police Cpl. Carl
“It’s going to take quite a while to
find all the owners of this stuff,”
After all the property was invento
ried, officers reviewed every campus
larceny repor^rom the past few
months to see if any of the property
serial or model numbers matched^
Police called one student who
hadn’t even realized his bicycle was
missing, Oestmann said.
To solve offrcampus thefts, the
property log is cross-referenced.with
Lincoln Police Department’s larceny
reports, Oestmann said.
Looking for something
to do this week?
UPC has plans for you ...
Mel Whlte, speaker
Author of Stranger at the Gate:
-To Be Gay And Christian in America
Wednesday, Uct. 9,o p.m. HU
Centennial Room, Nebraska Union
IMariachi en la Cuna!
Ethnic dancing, poetry reading, food
and Mariachi Zapata
Thursday, Oct 10,8 p.m.
me Crib, Nebraska Union
Pep Rally witn .
Thursday, Oct. 10,1996
7 p.m., Colliseum
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