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TRISHA NENEMAN, a junior interior design major, of the NU dance squad performs Thursday
night at the Homecoming Pep Rally See story on page 8. *
By Chad Lorenz
After a three-month delay in a Cali
fornia court on drunken-driving
charges, former Nebraska football star
Lawrence Phillips postponed proceed
ings to revoke his probation in Ne
Instead of appearing in Lancaster
county court fra: arraignment Thursday,
Phillips was allowed to file for a de
lay. A new arraignment date has not
yet been set.
Phillips was sentenced to a year of
probation in 1995 for assaulting his ex
girlfriend during his final year as a
Nebraska football player.
In June, he was arrested for drunken
driving in California. Lancaster County
Attorney Gary Lacey said the arrest
was a violation of Phillips’ probation.
Lacey asked county Judge Jack
Linder to revoke Phillips’ probation
last month, citing the drunk-driving
arrest. Part of Phillips’ probation or
dered him to avoid tangles with the law.
-- Lacey wanted Phillips to be ar
raigned quickly, fearing that legal de
lays in Los Angeles county would push
the case past Nov. 29, when Phillips’
probation would end.
'But Phillips is allowed to wait un
til he is convicted on the drunken driv
ing charge before he has tp face ar
raignment on revoking his probation,
Lacey said. ...
Because Lacey has already asked
to revoke the probation, the proceed
ings do not have to end on Nov. 29
when Phillips’ probation does.
If Lacey proves Phillips broke
some part of the probation terms, the
current St Louis Rams running back
could be resentenced for last year’s
assault. Possible penalties include an
other probation term, a fine or jail time.
By Erin Schulte
The Nebraska American Civil Lib
erties Union should not interfere with
die long-standing precedent against
nude theater performances at the Uni
versity of Nebraska at Kearney, uni
versity administrators said Thursday.
The ACLU threatened to intervene
last week after UNK Chancellor
Gladys Styles Johnston ordered nudity
removed from two scenes of the play
“Tis Pity She’s a Whore.”
Originally, Jack Garrison, director
and UNK theater professor intended to
use partial nudity in the play, which is
scheduled to run Tuesday through Oct.
Gene Wubbels, UNK senior vice
chancellor for academic affairs, said
the play originated in the 1600s when
juvenile male actors portrayed
women’s roles. - .
It did not traditionally use nudity,
Wubbels said, and Garrison’s interpre
tation of using nude actors was not
necessary to present the play.
“There’s a clear precedent that we
have not had nude performance by stu
dents at this university,” Wubbels said.
“The same thing is true of the Univer
sity of Nebraska at Omaha.”
There is no such precedent at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. UNL
Chancellor James Moeser, along with
Tice Miller, director of the Department
of Theatre Arts and Dance and Rich
ard Durst, dean of the College of Fine
and Performing Arts, said they would
not have interfered.
But Wubbels said the no-nudity
precedent at Kearney has held for more
than 90 years.
Garrison, a tenured professor, de
cided to bow to the precedent and run
the play without the nudity.
The scenes were kept — with the
actors clothed—and the script was not
Please see UNK on 6
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By Erin Gibson
Homeless patients finishing a sub
stance abuse and mental illness treat
ment program will get their new start
in apartments near Sixth and J streets
beginning Jan. I. -
The apartments will ease the pa
tients’ transition between a structured
residential treatment program and in
dependent living, a program director
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Tbpher Hansen, director of devel
opment and legal council for Lincoln/
Lancaster Chug Projects said about 20
apartments would be provided at re
duced or no cost to graduates of the
center's treatment program.
. Apartments will be scattered in a 2
to 3-mile radius around the project’s
Although patients admitted to the
We already have a
lot of people with
drug and alcohol
problems. The pa
tients will have
little impact ”
Everett Neighborhood Association
program have both mental illness and
substance abuse problems, they are not
dangerous, Hansen said.
“These folks are not a threat to so
Please see HOUSING on 6
Combs says opponent s incumbency a minus, not a plus
gives support for the
for the House.
By Erin Schuus
Patrick Combs, the Democratic
fiandidate for die District 1 seat in the
U.S. House of Representatives, knows
his opponent, Rep. Doug Bereuter, gets
free mail, easy press coverage and has
a lot of money.
And that, he said, is exactly why
he's running against him.
“People say ‘(Bereuter’s) got all
that name recognition, he’s got half the
billboards in the state, he can have
$5,000-a-plate fundraisers and people
actually showup,’” Combs said. ‘Isay;
‘You have not told rae one reason he
should be re-erected.”* * ■ §
Combs pledged to UNL’s Young
Democrats group Tuesday night that,
if elected, he would serve only four
terms. Lifetime politicians spend gov
ernment money to get re-elected, are
self-serving and lose touch with then
constituents, he said.
Bereuter has been a congressman
While Bereuter can get thousands
for a plate of roast beef and new pota
toes, Combs had trouble Thursday
night bringing in more than 20 people
for a $75 plate of brie mid bacon
cheesecake at a Lincoln fundraiser. ;
^Former Minnesota senator and
1968 Democratic presidential candi
date Eugene McCarthy was on hand to
meet guests. The low turnout didn’t
bother Combs,^who said they usually
bad better attendance at“sraaIl-dollar
fundraisers.” McCarthy will be mak
ing a few more appearances at Comte’
fundraisers while he’s in Lincoln on a
hectic speaking schedule.
Combs said he didn’t have muchin
common with unrealistic McCarthy ;
plans like legislating a six-hour work
day, a plan reminiscent of legislating
eight-hour work days in the ’ 30s.
McCarthy said parents would then
havetime to commute, spend time with
their children mul avoid social prob
lems the rat-race culture has elicited.
But what he does have in common
with McCarthy, Combs said, is a re- 5
freshing perspective and no desire for
Please see COMBS on 3
^77--?— m.j .i i j MarnI SpECK/DN
FORMER MINNESOTA SENATOR Eugene McCarthy appeared^!
a fundraiser Thursday for Patrick Combs, congressional candidate.
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