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BETH VANECEK of the UNL Horticulture Club polishes the pumpkins while waiting for someone
g to buy the festive melons. The dub sold both orange and white “lumina” pumpkins.
By Kasey Kerber
If Linus were to have waited in
the Nebraska East Union’s pump
kin patch Wednesday, he might have
found the “Great Pumpkin” was
ghostly white and cost $3.
The UNL Horticulture Club’s
Pumpkin Sale featured more than
200 pumpkins priced $1 to $3,
which included white pumpkins not
easily found at nearby grocery
Beth Vanecek, president of the
UNL Horticulture club, said the
white pumpkins were not albinos,
but rather a different species of
pumpkin known as “lumina.”
“They’ve sold really well com
pared to the other pumpkins,”
were more delicate than common
“I think they’re a little softer,”
Vanecek said “They just wouldn’t.
ship as well.” .
All pumpkins sold by the UNL
Horticulture Club — white or or
ange — are orgamcalfy grown with
out commercial pesticides or fertil
izers, Vanecek said.
Tire pumpkin sale was the club’s
first one in five years because it
didn’t have a place to grow the
5. Vanecek said she thought
.8$ and hoped
s more than $400 for the
UNL Horticulture Club.
vWhat to udo with the leftover
pumpkins was another matter.
‘T haven’t figured that out yet,”
By John King
AP Political Writer * \
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.<|^ —
Vice President A1 Gore and Jack Kemp
differed politely but pointedly over
abortion and affirmative action
Wednesday night in an energetiede
bate that offered sharply contrasting
views of President Clinton’s tenure in
the White House.
Neither abortion nor affirmative
action had come up in Sunday night’s
debate between Clinton and GOP
nominee Bob Dole, but both issues
generated spirited exchanges between
the campaign understudies.
Although both Dole and Kemp are
on record supporting a constitutional
amendment outlawing abortion, Kemp
said such a dramatic change was not
in the cards.
A constitutional amendment
would not pass,” Kemp said. “We must
use persuasion, not intimidation.”
That remark, while perhaps an ac
curate reflection of the country’s po
litical environment, was certain to
alienate Christian conservative leaders
who have been urging Dole and Kemp
to draw sharper contrasts with Clinton
and Gore on abortion and other social
Affirmative action is another such
The vice president said Kemg> had
rolling back affirmative action pro
grams but later feUmlinewithDole’s
support for it after joining the GOP
ticket Gene said he wished Kemp had
convinced Dole to change his position
instead. ~ *
“With all due respect,T doriot he
If you won’t use any
football stories, I
won’t tell any of my
warm and humor
ous stories about
Vice Presdient Al Gore
lieve Abraham Lincoln would have
adopted Bob Dole’s position to end all
affirmative action,” Gore said.
Kemp and Gore faced off in St.
Petersburg’s bayftont Mahaffey The
ater. Reform Party vice presidential
nominee Pat Choate was excluded, on
the grounds that he and Ross Perot did
not have a realistic chance to win the
In a quick poll conducted by ABC,
50 percent said Gore won the show
down, 27 percent viewed Kemp as the
winner and 21 percent called it a draw.
For activists in Txrth parties, the
evening had an inescapable subplot.
Gore, 48, is aU but certain to seek the
Democratic presidential nomination in
four years. And if Dole loses to
Please see DEBATE on 3
ways to kick off
Vigil lightens souls of abuse survivors
downtown Lincoln has three
times as many participants.
By Stacey Range
Wednesday night, about 125 onlookers sur
rounded a coffin at the bottom of the Nebraska
State Capitol steps. Candlelight illuminated their
teary eyes and solemn faces.
It could have been a funeral, but it wasn’t.
“Step domestic violence before it ends this
way,” warns a message on the coffin. | ~ ',v
The onlookers were there for that reason. But
for 29 domestic violence victims this year, it had
“Unfortunately, these are people that We lost
to a highly preventable problem,” said Tiffany
Mullison of the National Organization for
Women Lincoln chapter.
The motive behind die “Take Back the
Night” candlelight vigil and march from the
University ofNebraska-Lincoln Memorial Plaza
to the State Capitol was raising domestic vio
lence awareness and giving support for victims.
The annual march, which drew only 40
people last year, was sponsored by the YWCA,
Uncoln-Lancaster Women’s Commission, UNL
Women’s Commission, Lincoln NOW and the
Women’s Studies Student Association.
In observance of National Domestic Vio
lence Awareness Month, mothers, fathers, stn
DARLA WANITSCHKE, a junior corporate communications major at Doane College in
Crete, participates in a candlelight vigil Wednesday night at the Nebraska State Capitol.
The vigil to remember women and children who have been victims of violence began as
a march from the UNL Memorial Plaza. * •
than 100 reports of domestic violence in Sep
tember. “I pledge to you that we are going to do
Roxanne, a member of the Formerly-Bat
tered Women’s Task Force, said patience with
victims was key to understanding.
“Most of us would like to get out, but we’re
scared,” she said. ‘We need to be supportive of
each other. If all you can do is just give them a
smile or a look of reassurance, that would mean
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