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lead on issues
By Matthew Waite
. As President Clinton struggles with cabinet
vacancies, Congress has a chance to show early
leadership in crucial issues, Senator-elect Chuck
Hagel said Friday.
Hagel said the departures of Defense Secre
tary William Perry and Secretary of State War
ren Christopher affected people’s confidence in
their re-elected president.
The selection of replacements will slow the
president on setting an agenda for the country,
he said, and that’s where the Republican Con
gress can come in and take the early lead on
issues such as Medicare and Social Security.
“We must do it in a way that’s good for the
country first, not in a partisan way,” he said.
Hagel said the work will get done if the
\ Congress and the president work together de
i spite their differences.
As long as we debate them m a civil way
... then we’ll be just fine,” he said.
Hagel was in Lincoln Friday to thank his
supporters in Lancaster County. He flew around
the state Thursday and Friday to talk with other
Since his Section Day thumping of Gov.
Ben Nelson, Hagel has been talking with Re
publican Senate leaders about committee as
Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott, the Senate ma
jority leader, and Oklahoma Sen. Don Nichols,
the Senate majority whip — who both cam
paigned for Hagel’s senatorial bid—have both
talked to Hagel about committees.
Hagel said some of the committees discussed
included Commerce, Armed Services, Foreign
Affairs and the Judiciary. However, Armed Ser
vices, the committee on which retiring Nebraska
Sen. James Exon served, could be tough to get
because of high demand, he said.
Foreign Affairs would be important to his
home state, Hagel said, because open markets
are crucial to Nebraska’s agricultural economy.
Hagel said the Judiciary Committee would
be a good assignment, especially because he
would be only the second non-attorney on the
In the next few years, the Judiciary Com
mittee could potentially see ,three new U.S Su
preme Court justices and several federal judges
come before it for confirmation.
“The United States Senate has not done as
good of a job as they could at looking at judges,”
Please see HAGEL on 7
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NEBRASKA SENIOR safety Mike Minter returns an interception during the second quarter of Saturday’s 51-7 win over Missouri,
Minter was brought down at the Missouri 4-yard fine after a 27-yard return. Nebraska scored two plays lata* to increase its lead to
16-0. Nebraska forced four turnovers and held the Tigers to 170 total yards. Please see game coverage on pages 8-9. .
Graffiti clean-up difficult, but worth result of better-looking Lincoln
By Kasey Berber
Mad Dads never said that doing the right
thing was easy. But Saturday, the group discov
ered just how hard it could be.
Mad Dads members went to five locations
in Lincoln to cover up graffiti with gallons of
paint and hours of effort.
What two of the Mad Dads groups didn’t
expect was that much of the graffiti had beea|?
painted on steep, concrete slopes underneath '
The 20-foot concrete slabs were sloped at
about 45 degrees, and volunteers said that the
tread on their shoes was all that kept them from
sliding to the bottom.
Tm surprised that the gangs who did this didnyt kill
themselves in the process *
Pam Van Nkset
Mad Dads volunteer
Pam Van Neset,aMad Dads volunteer, used
one hand to paint over graffiti and held tightly
onto a metal support bar with the other.
“I’m surprised that the gangs who did this
didn’t kill themselves in the process,” Van Neset
The slope of one bridge was so steep that
four safety ropes were tied to the bridge to help
support volunteers while they painted.
: But the difficulty of the task didn’t discour
age Mad Pads members and volunteers from
Please see MAD DADS on 7
Professors witnesstestral Asian nations ailing economy
By Stacey Range
International trade took a twist from the
board room last month when three UNL pro
fessors gave advice about capitalism to a group
of famin’ communists in exchange for sheep
eyes and vodka shots.
But the professors weren’t left with a had
taste in their mouths, nor were they short
changed on the deal.
In return for their advice, they experienced
the economic reality of the former Sovietje|
public Kyrgyzstan (Ker-gi-STAN) and the trife
ditionsof that central Asian country. ;
Bill Avery, political science professor, Su
san Fritz, director of Nebraska Human Re
sources Institute; and visiting Turkish profes
sor Necati Sozuoz addressed a conference of
the Regional Organization of Central Asian Re
publics in Bishkek, the country’s capital, ear
lier this fall.
The three professors were invited by the
Kyrgyzstan Institute to deliver papers each had
written on dominate Kyrgyzstan concerns of de
veloping international trade. __
The institute is a member of the ROCAR
International Standards committee.
“It’s such a young country,” Fritz said. “In
some ways they are still trying to decide who
When it was part of the Soviet Union,
Kyrgyzstan was blown as Kirghizia. It pro
claimed its independence on Aug. 31,1991, and
became a constitutional republic. It joined the
U.N. and the International Monetary Fund in
1992, and adopted a “shock therapy” economic
Please see CAPITALISM on 7
My wife asked me what it tasted like, and I said it tasted
like vodka because I chased it with a shot of vodka”
political science professor
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