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_ Scott Bruhn/DN
A MAN SUFFERED minor injuries in this Thursday afternoon wreck at 856 S. 27th St. after he was
struck broadside on the passenger side while trying to turn in to the Ideal Supermarket parking lot.
Students still have time to donate goods
By Kasey Berber
The Women’s Center’s food and
personal-item drive will conclude to
day, but students still have time to do
nate goods that will help needy fami
lies for Thanksgiving.
Four drop-off boxes have been set
up around the University of Nebraska
Lincoln campus, at the Women’s Cen
ter and the City Campus Student In
volvement Office, both in the ,Ne
braska Union, at Love Library and at
the Student Involvement Office on
Students can drop off nonperish
able food items or personal items any
time today or early Saturday. Boxes
will be picked up at an unspecified
time Saturday morning, so students are
recommended to make donations to
LeNedda Esquivel, volunteer co
ordinator for the Women’s Center, said
personal items were especially needed.
... Personal items include soaps, toi
let paper, toothpaste, aspirin, razorsand
other bathroom necessities.
Food items for tl
boxed and canned
Esquivel said that
or personal items w<
ated, but not necfcSSaarjtr^
“We would just like anyone with
extra items they’re not using to donate
them tb the drives” Esquivel said.
Esquivel said all donated items
would be t^ken to Lincoln’* City Mis
sion on Saturday.
1 On Sale now;
after second arrest
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FARLEY from page 1_
“We certainly want to wish the best
for Terrell,” Bohl said after practice.
“I am just really disappointed for
* Lincoln Police Chief Tom Casady
said at a Thursday morning press con
ference that the resisting-arrest ticket
was written because. Farley ran from
police, not because of any struggle.
Casady described the arrest as fol
Farley was clocked going 61 in a
35 mph zone on westbound Hunting
ton Street by a Lincoln Police officer,
who was heading east.
The officer turned around to pull
the 1981 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight
over when Farley made a hard‘right
onto 35th Street. He missed the street
and drove over the north curb and
through a muddy field for 135 feet.
Farley tried to get back onto 35th
Street, but struck the front of a parked
car, which hit th*car behind it. Each
of the parked cars Sustained an esti
mated $1,000 d^nage^^rafleyrs car
After the crash, Farley got out of
the car and started running.
Six officers and the K-9 unit were
called into the area, but two officers
arrested Farley one block north of 32nd
and Leighton streets after about 10
Officers on the scene reported
Farley showing signs of intoxication.
He was taken to the Lancaster County
Jail — where he refused to take a
chemical sobriety test — and was
booked on the six charges.
Farley posted bail and was released
early Thursday morning.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
James Griesen told the Daily Nebras
kan that Farley’s crimes would not
normally fall into the student judicial
process. However, Griesen would not
rule out the possibility that Farley
would face punishment under the Stu
dent Code of Conduct.
Osborne said in the statement that
he would continue to help Farley.
“Even though he may no longer
play football here at Nebraska, we will
continue to support him academically
and personally,” the coach said.
Panel: benefit policies
hurt same-sex couples
By Erin Schulte *gltj
InJ989, UNL adopted a ndhdis*
crimiimtiop 90de that include#!^
promise not to discriminate on .tfceUp
sis d¥*any “individual characteristic ”
ManVjrndefstood that to include
But because of its benefits policies,
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is
violating its own code, speakers at the
UNL Community Conversations panel
Because same-sex partners of UNL
employees receive no hard benefits,
such as medical and dental care, those
employees are not being paid as much
as married employees and therefore
are being discriminated against, said
Pat Tetreault, sexual education coor
dinator at the University Health Cen
ter and co-chairwoman of the Univer
sity Committee on Lesbian and Gay
Tetreault said the university needed
to recognize that families do exist
whether they are legal arrangements
or not. Cafeteria-style benefits, where
employees pick and choose benefits
and who will receive them, were a pos
sible answer to the problem, she said.
John Taylor, a Lincoln attorney and
former director of the Nebraska
r ACLU, said the cost of extending ben
efits to same-sex partners usually is
about only two-tenths to three-tenths
Mf 1 percent of total benefits costs.
UNL does extend some soft ben
efits to partners who are not legal
spouses of employees, such as use of
the Lee and Helene Sapp Campus Rec
In February, UNL’s Academic Sen
ate voted against extending benefits
and agreed to table the issue until le
gal and social issues surrounding the
topic had been resolved, said Agnes
Adams, associate professor of librar
ies and member of the Academic
Senate’s benefit committee.
No panel members could be found
to speak out against same-sex partner
benefits, Tetreault said.
But one audience member took
over that job. »
Robert Nilson, a 1948 UNL alum
nus and retired Lincoln minister, said
the university had no right to redefine
family, and that it went against bibli
cal law. He later said he had no objec
tion to extending benefits, only to re
defining the family.
“We don’t all have to agree on
things, but that doesn’t mean people
shouldn’t be treated fairly,” Tetreault
ROTC troop joins forces
to oust invitational rivals
By Kasey Kerber
Last weekend, the Huskers were
destroying the competition at Iowa
State — and not just on the foot
UNL’s ROTC platoon beat out
teams from Iowa State, Northwest
ern, Marquette and Colorado to win
the Iowa State Invitational.
It was the first competition of
the year for the ROTC drill, pistol
and rifle teams, which just edged
out Northwestern to win die cov
eted Captain’s Trophy that was pre
sented to the overall winner.
Curtis Wolbert, assistant Marine
officer instructor, prepared the pla
toon for Iowa State with practice
and encouragement daily.
Wolbert said the practice paid
off and he was still surprised by
how well die platoon placed.
“I thought third or fourth would
be a pretty good showing,” Wolbert
said. “When I saw that we had the
lead overall, I said ‘My God.’”
Wolbert, who took first as pla
toon instructor this year, said die
victory helped improve confidence,
which had been lacking years past
“I understood that this group
had not had a lot of success,”
Wolbert said. “But at this competi
tion, we said we weren’t just going
to show up — we were going to let
them know we were here.”
Drill Commander Art Arrieta
called die victory at Iowa State a
true team effort and said the pla
toon definitely had gained confi
dence from the win.
“It’s opened the eyes of the
unit,” Arrieta said. “This year, we
really didn’t know what to expect”
ROTC will compete next at a
drill competition held Feb. 27 at
Tulane University fh New Orleans.
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