The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 05, 1996, Image 1

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The final pitch
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Scorr Bruhn/DN
SEN. JAMESEXON, left, speaks in support of Gev.Ben Nelson, Nebraska’s Democratic
candidate for U.S. Senate, Monday evening at Duncan Aviation. Exon said Nelson was a
moderate candidate who would fit in well in the Senate.
Exon praises Nelson
in election-eve state tour
By Chad Lorenz
Senior Reporter
Retiring U.S. Sen. Janies Exon said Mon
day that he wants Gov. Ben Nelson to replace
him because his moderate perspective will help
keep balance between Republicans and Demo
_ _ Both Nelson and opponent Chuck Hagel
swept through Nebraska by plane on election
eve rallying Nebraska voters to their sides.
Nelson and Exon’s four-city tour stopped in
Omaha, Grand Island, Hastings and Lincoln.
Exon said die Senate needs to be run by
moderates to prevent the kind of partisan dead
4ock that shut the federal government down ear
lier this year.
“Some people think compromise is a bad
wend,” Exon said. “But (in the Senate) you’re
never going to have a unanimous vote.”
Nelson said he was pleased with the support
of both Nebraska senators. Sen. Bob Kerrey ral
The only poll that
matters is the poll that
closes at 8 o'clock
(Tuesday) night ”
Ben Nelson
Democratic Senate candidate
lied with Nelson over the weekend in Lincoln
and Omaha.
Kerrey and Exon said Nelson would fit in
well as a Nebraska senator because he doesn’t
always follow the Democratic Party line.
Exon said he thought Hagel was the oppo
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Clinton advocates record;
Dole puts focus on ethics
By John King
The Associated Press
President Clinton appealed for
a second term Monday by taking
credit for a revived economy and
promising that if given four more
years, “we’ll be better off still.”
Battling the odds on election eve,
Bob Dole countered that Clinton
faced mounting ethical woes and
declared: “America deserves bet
Control of Congress was at
stake, too, as Americans prepared
to cast ballots in the last presiden
tial election of the 1900s. Clinton
had the upper hand in the race
against Dole and Reform Party can
didate Ross Perot, while Republi
cans were favored to keep their
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Matthew Waite/DN
CHUCK HAGEL, Nebraska’s Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, makes the Lincoln
stop on his statewide Fly Around Ibur Monday. Hagel also made stops in Scottsbluff,
North Platte, Grand Island and Omaha.
Flight stop in Lincoln
lands Republican support
By Matthew Waite
Senior Reporter
A day before voters go to the polls, Repub
lican senatorial candidate Chuck Hagel said
Monday he is right where he wants to be.
Hagel, on the Lincoln stop of his statewide
Fly Around Tour, said the polls that show him
in a dead heat with Democratic Gov. Ben Nelson
are good news.
“Every poll has showed us closing, closing,
closing,” Hagel said. “Those polls show momen
tum, and you want it right now, and we’ve got
Both Hagel and Nelson spent the last day
before the elections flying around Nebraska try
ing to get out their vote. Hagel made stops in
Scottsbluff, North Platte, Grand Island, Lincoln
and Omaha.
Hagel and U.S. Rep. Doug Bereuter, who
have paired up throughout the campaign, both
said the crowds they have seen statewide have
Like everything in life,
you work right up to the
end, and well be work
ing right up to the end ”
Chuck Hagel
Republican Senate candidate
been large. Bereuter said the crowds in Lancaster
County have been the biggest in decades.
“I don’t mind reminding people that I haven’t
been wrong in a statewide race in my adult life,”
Bereuter joked with the more than 100 people
crammed into a tiny Hagel office at 1027 K St.
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Students suspect food poisoning
By Erin Schulte
Senior Reporter
At least 74 UNL students are re
covering from a weekend of suspected
food poisoning. .v
Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Chi Phi,
Triangle and Sigma Nu fraternities all
had members who spent Friday with
severe stomach cramps, nausea, diar
rhea and dehydration — symptoms of
food poisoning. Steve Beal of the Lin
coln/Lancaster County Health Depart
ment said some sorority members went
to the hospital.
The houses share the same caterer,
Catering Management Inc. Phi Mu so
rority also is catered by CMI, but or
dered different meals from those other
houses ordered Thursday.
Neil Vacek, a senior family science
major and president of Chi Phi frater
nity, said at least 27 men in his house
were sick on Friday.
“None went to die hospital,” Vacek
said. “They just wished for death.”
The possibility of food poisoning
is being investigated by the Lincoln/
Lancaster County Health Department
at CMI’s request, Ron Pushcar, owner
of CMI, said. Pushcar said he was in
Florida when the suspected poisoning
took place, but caught the first plane
home when he heard of problems.
“This is important,” Pushcar said.
“Nobody wants to think that they ate
my food and became ill.”
Pushcar said it was possible that the
sicknesses woe a result of an influenza
bug or virus.
The health department came and
inspected the catering facility, and
Pushcar said there woe no problems.
CMI has been in business for years
with no previous food sickness re
ported, he said.
“I’ve fed a million meals on cam
pus. We have been doing college food
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