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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 13, 1996)
Bobcat display revamped,
features hands-on education
By Fred Poyner
Details, details and still mere de
tails marked Sunday’s opening of the
newly renovated Bobcat display at the
University' of Nebraska State
Museum’s Hall of Nebraska Wildlife.
As one of the first such displays
planned for a face-lift, the Bobcat ex
hibit now features a skeleton mold of
the animal imbedded in “stone*” addi
tional birds, insects and plaits native
to the Bobcat’s environment and more
aesthetic refinements to the area, such
as indirect lighting and painting of the
Patricia Freeman, curator of zool
ogy at Morrill Hall, provided an over
view of the project after the weekend
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opening, in which she discussed the
future scope of the exhibit renovations.
Eventually, the entire Hall of Wild
life will be revised according to the
new look of the Bobcat display, which
draws the visitor in with its construc
tion and its emphasis on physical in
teraction. Newly added touch buttons
that trigger bird calls, as well as the
durability of the Bobcat skeleton to
visitor contact, make this type of in
teraction an enjoyable and educational
At the display’s opening, Museum
Director James Estes stressed the im
portant rote teamwork played in the
timely completion of the display. The
combination of museum volunteers,
staff, faculty and student interns has
resulted in a standard which will con
tinue as work on the rest of the wild
life exhibits continues in the future.
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Antiques recovered, sold at charity
BEIJING (AP) — Six antiques
belonging to the widow of a former
Chinese president—her wily pos
sessions salvaged from the ravages
of Mao Tbe-tung’s radical follow
ers — were sold at auction Tues
day for $68,000.
Wang Guangmei decided to put
the five porcelain pieces and an
ivory brush holder up for sale to
benefit a charity that helps poor
peasant mothers find jobs, said her
daughter, Liu Ting.
Wang’s elegance is legendary,
and was believed to have inspired
jealous rage in Mao’s wife, Jiang
Qing. But the75-year-old Wang,
(mce jailed as a spy, stays out of the
spotlight and did not attend the auc
tion put on by her daughter’s com
“She never comes to these
things,” Liu said.
The actioned pieces were gifts
from Wang's wealthy capitalist fam
ily when she married Communist
revolutionary Liu Shaoqi in 1948.
Nineteen years later, President
Liu became the target of Commu
nist Party Chairman Mao’s purges
during the Cultural Revolution.
Youthful supporters known as Red
Guards ransacked Wang and Liu’s
home and dragged the couple away
Wang spent 11 years in prison.
She did not know until after her re
lease in 1978 that Liu had died in
1969 — denied medical treatment
as “the No. 1 capitalist roader" and
a “lackey of imperialism.”
After Wang’s release, the gov
ernment returned the six small items
from her dowry.
Wang’s pieces—a 1,000-year
old Song Dynasty porcelain bowl,
and two bowls, two plates and the
brush holder from the Qing, China’s
last dynasty—were among the few
items that attracted spirited bidding
at Sungari International’s auction.
With relics from 5,000 years of
history, China has many artifacts to
sell ami the Communist government
has been keen to cash in on the busi
ness. Auction houses have sprouted
up in recent years, and Chinese,
newly rich from 18 years of capi
talist-style economic reforms, have
become prime buyers.
The company put about 800
paintings, porcelains and other rel
ics up for sale Monday and Tues
day. Many expensive items, such as
2,500-year-old bronzes, were with
drawn because of lackluster bid
ding. A 200-year-old silver-and
wood bowl sold for $26,500, 50
percent more than its estimated
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Lied Center programming is supported by the Friends of Lied and grants from the National
Endowment for the Arts, MkMmerica Arts Alliance and the Nebraska Arts Council.
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Open Air out
NEW YORK (AP)—Open Air, a
quirky newspaper created by an eccen
tric multimillionaire, is out of business
after five money-losing months, al
though its publisher promised Tuesday
that it will return in January.
Staffers arriving Monday found the
office doors padlocked and signs
posted in the hallway announcing they
were “terminated, effective immedi
ately.” Fifty employees lost their jobs
Publisher Abe Hirschfeld said there
had been tremendous problems with
distribution, and that he and the paper’s
editors clashed over its content and fi
nancial plan. !V
“I told them, ‘If you don’t want to
follow the plan, why don’t you open
your own newspapers?”’ Hirschfeld
Hirschfeld, who made his fortune
in real estate, said he could write one
thing that his staff could not: “Checks.”
He said he will bring a new version
of Open Air back in January.
Open Air was atypical, with no edi
torial page, no op-ed page, and no let
ters column. Readers could write their
own obituaries for as little as $50. Edi
tors were not allowed to change sto
It debuted June 13, selling for 50
cents. Hirschfeld said he hoped to sell
100.000 copies, but acknowledged to
day that circulation was between
20.000 and 25,000. He acknowledged
it lost money but wouldn’t give figures. *
The paper was bom as Open Air
PM, but distribution problems
prompted it to switch to morning pub
lication and drop the “PM” from its
name in late summer.
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