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Thompson presses on
NU heavyweight Tolly Thompson beat No. 2
Justin Hardy but lost to top-ranked Kerry McCoy
in the National Duals. PAGE 7
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Ska-punk band Goldfinger, along with opening
acts Reel Big Fish and the Skeletones, rocked
the Ranch Bowl in Omaha Sunday. PAGE 9
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January 21, 1997
Partly cloudy, high 52. Sprinkles tonight, low 31.
VOL. 96 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 - NO. 83
Clinton pledges to begin now era
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inaugu
rated to lead “the world’s indispensable
nation” into the 21st century, President
Bill Clinton said
Monday that his
- second term will
begin an era of a
“New Promise” of
rededication to old
With his left
hand on a dog
eared family Bible,
the president raised
his right hand and Clinton
swore the same 35-word oath taken by
every president since George Washing
ton. With that, he stood poised to be
the first president of the 21st century.
He pledged that government will be
smaller, living within its means on bal
anced budgets, doing more with less.
“We must keep our old democracy
forever young,” Clinton said in his in
augural address from the steps of the
Capitol. “Guided by the ancient vision
of a promised land, let us set our sights
upon a land of New Promise.”
The Capitol itself symbolized the
divided government Clinton will lead,
since Republican majorities rule there.
Clinton said that must not intrude on
the mission of redeeming “the promise
of America” at the dawn of the new
He said although they chose a
Democratic president and a Republi
can Congress, Americans will not tol
erate “the politics of petty bickering and
extreme partisanship they plainly de
“No, they call on us instead to re
pair the breach, and to move on with
America’s eternal mission,” he said.
In the wintry sun, before throngs
massed at the Capitol and the nation
by television, Clinton wove the pros
pect of the new century through his
It was broad, in keeping with inau
gural tradition, an address of big
themes and vows, but with room for
some of the specifics that will be parts
of his second term agenda, including a
promise to balance the federal budget.
“Now, for the third time a new cen
tury is upon us, and another time to
choose,” Clinton said. “... At the dawn
of the 21st century, a free people must
choose to shape the forces of the in
formation age and the global society,
to unleash the limitless potential of all
our people, and form a more perfect
Clinton said he had vowed four
years ago to set a clear course to re
new America. “In those four years, we
have been touched by tragedy, exhila
rated by challenge, strengthened by
achievement,” he said. “America stands
alone as the world’s indispensable na
The president said the U.S.
economy is again the strongest on
Earth, and promised that the nation
“will stand ipighty for p$ace %d free
dom,” defending against fht dark
forces of terror and destruction.
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Students given advice
on modem pool drain
By Josh Funk
It’s really going to happen.
On Feb. 1 the University of Ne
braska-Lincoln will shut down its mo
From then on, students afcd faculty
who want to access the Internet over
phone lines will have to do it through
an outside service provider.
On Monday, Informational Services
had two informational meetings at the
Nebraska and Nebraska East Unions
to answer questions students had about
the change in service.
About 30 people attended the Ne
braska Uftion meeting, but few were
students. The questions reflected ac
cepting the change, but wondering how
to adjust to the new system.
The questions showed people’s
concern over the quality of service
other companies would provide, and
how they could access their accounts.
Kent Hendrickson, associate vice
chancellor of Information Services, said
Internet access would improve with the
chit&ge^hg sife. ^Mdltiple''vendors "
keep cost down. Users can access the
full Internet. Distance learning may be
more cost efficient. Increased speed,
and better support service.”
According to information given at
the meeting, free Internet access is rap
idly becoming a thing of the past around
the Big 12. Most of the other schools
have some sort of access fee, and three
other schools plan to contract their
Internet access to outside companies.
Nebraska is the only school in the
Big 12 contracting its Internet access
to more than one company.
There are two local Internet access
companies, Internet Nebraska and
NAVIX, which have contracted with
the university to provide access to stu
dents at discounted rates.
Another provider, Binary Net, also
will sign on in April. Both Binary Net
and Internet Nebraska had a represen
tative at the meeting.
Administrators said users should
notice a significant increase in speed
when they use the new service.
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UNL advisory committee
to discuss parking options
By Sarah Baker
Students who live within a mile of
the UNL campus may be banned from
parking there as a means of clearing
up the university’s obvious parking
That is just one possible solution
being discussed today at the UNL Park
ing Advisory Committee meeting. Tad
McDowell, manager of parking and
transit services, said none of the ideas
have been heavily discussed yet.
“These planning issues were
brought up to get feedback from the
committee,” McDowell said. “These
are by no means set in stone.”
Other ideas include providing night
bus service to the areas with the high
est student population and having resi
dence hall students use alternative
parking, like the lot south of the
Devaney Center and fairground park
ing west on 14th Street.
Scott Swenseth, associate profes
sor of management and Academic Sen
ate member, said the ideas were still
“This is a crucial issue, and some
thing has to be done sometime.”
The meeting will be today at 3:30
p.m. in the Nebraska East Union.
D.J. HAYES, far left, and Jerroe Hapkins, far right, lead the 2nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March
and Youth Rally Monday morning on 14th street in downtown Lincoln.
King honored with kindness
ATLANTA (AP) — Across the
city where the Rev. Martin Luther
King Jr. was bom, volunteers hon
ored him with deeds and not just
words Monday, spmcing up dilapi
dated schools, helping out at food
banks and cleaning up poor neigh
“I don’t think Dr. King wanted
us to praise him, but he wanted us
to serve others in need,” said
Sherman Lofton, principal of
Atlanta’s Crim High School, one of
the cleanup sites.
Mashunte Glass had the day off
from school and could have spent
the day on her new roller skates. In
stead, the sixth-grader went to her
middle school — named for King
— to paint murals of him for a ser
“I don’t know the full story of Mr.
King, but I am trying to learn through
his books,” the 12-year-old said. “I
watched a movie about him yester
day, and I can’t believe he’s dead. He
seems so alive. I wish he was.”
It was one of many ways in
which the nation celebrated the
legacy of King on the federal holi
day in his honor.
In New Hampshire, which
adopted a Civil Rights Day instead
of a state King holiday, organizers
held a food drive, then piled empty
food cartons on the steps of the
Statehouse in Concord.
“We want to show our lawmak
ers that there is support from their
constituents for this holiday,” said
17-year-old organizer Dan Kruk, a
student from Lake Forest, 111., at
tending Brewster Academy in
King was bom Jan. 15, 1929,
and shot to death on April 4, 1968,
in Memphis, Tenn., where he had
gone in support of $ sanitation
Admirers gathered in Memphis
at the Mason Temple, where King
gave his last speech the night be
fore he was killed, for a concert by
a choir of youngsters.
Tajuan Stout-Mitchell, then 15,
was in the crowd when King gave that
speech. Her 15-year-old daughter,
Cathryn, sang in the choir Monday.
Stout-Mitchell said her parents
had brought her to hear King but
refused to let her march in the sani
tation strike protests.
“They said, ‘No, your time will
come. We brought you here to learn
from this so you can teach your chil
dren,’” she said. “That’s why I’m
so glad my 15-year-old is singing
and still celebrating the life and work
of Dr. King.”
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