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The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team com
petes in the Big 12 Conference championship
meet this Saturday at Norman, Okla. PAGE 7
A & E
What to do
For those of us who aren’t going on a real spring
break vacation, there are plenty of entertainment
options available in Lincoln. PAGE 9
, March 21, 1997
Cloudy and windy, high 65. Cleary tonight, low 25.
VOL. 96 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 126
A bicik before break
- ;• Daniel Luedert/DN
KRISTEN TENNANT, a junior secondary education major, and other UNL students enjoy the warn weather and catch some rays while
studying Thursday — one day before the start of spring break.
From Staff Reports
A company’s letter of intent to buy a Ne
braska radio network has shrouded in contract
law the lucrative rights to broadcast Husker
Triathlon Broadcasting Co., a San Diego
based company, announced Thursday that it
wants to buy Pinnacle Sports Productions. Pin
nacle obtained the exclusive rights to Husker
broadcasts March 7, 1996.
Questions have arisen over a provision in
the broadcast contract that states Pinnacle “shall
not sell or assign any rights granted to it under
this contract in whole or in part unless it has
received prior written approval” from the Uni
versity of Nebraska.
A statement from the Athletic Department
said it had not yet reviewed the proposal, but
would do so before considering TriathlOtt’SiJf
The rights, worth millions to the winner,
were hotly contested in 1996. Pinnacle outbid
KFAB, which formerly owned the rights to the
Man claims divine sign
led him to deaf ministry
By Amy Keller
Teaching a language not heard to
hundreds of people may seem like a
But for Eugene Kimmel, it’s some
thing he does every two weeks.
Kimmel travels the nation teaching
free two-week sign language lessons
to any churches interested in starting
a ministry to the deaf. The past two
weeks, he was at the Fellowship Bap
tist Church in Lincoln.
Twenty-eight people finished their
sign language class at the church,
learning 990 signs and more than 40
Classes ran from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
every Monday through Saturday.
Aside from purchasing a three-ring
notebook, which listed all signs they
would learn, the classes were free.
The small, comfortable atmosphere
of the lessons gave Kimmel the oppor
tunity to show students exactly how
to sign and correct any mistakes.
Deb Prester, one of the students,
said the class was “amazing.”
“When I started this class two
weeks ago, I didn’t know anything,”
The students interpreted songs,
Please see SIGN on 3
Students’ work integral
to keep UNL functioning
By Jessica Fargen
Without more than 5,000 stu
dent employees, the “wheels
wouldn’t turn” at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, a student em
ployment coordinator said.
That’s why UNL will celebrate
National Student Employee Week
on April 7-11, said Marcia Phelps,
Student Employment and Intern
ship Center coordinator.
Students employed by the uni
versity could bring their pay stubs
to the SEIC office at 345 Nebraska
Union and receive prizes. Also dur
ing the week, supervisors can nomi
nate student employees who they
think are outstanding, she said.
Campus Recreation employees
and housing employees are two de
partments where students’ work is
Please see WORK on 6
General speaks about equity
Women’s rights in the
workplace and military
still need improvement,
Tiiu Kera says.
By Pamela Storm
As March is celebrated as Women’s
History Month, one highly decorated
official stopped to ask why people still
view women’s accomplishments as
something out of the ordinary.
Brig. Gen. Tiiu Kera, director of
intelligence at U.S. Strategic Com
mand at Offutt Air Force Base in
Bellevue, spoke to faculty and ROTC
members on Thursday afternoon.
The luncheon at Selleck Hall caf
eteria was designed to be a reminder
of what women have been through and
still are subjected to in the military.
Kera asked why women’s history
must be dedicated by a month and why
— after several years — women’s ac
complishments have to be seen as re
Relating her own personal experi
ences, Kera told of an incident when a
male colleague asked her why women
were taking men’s chairs. She re
sponded by saying women were quali
fied for those positions.
Though the military has made pos
sible certain advancements for women,
it is not enough when past problems
keep popping back up, Kera said. She
Please see KERA on 3
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