The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 22, 1997, Image 1

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    S P 8 B T >_ A I E_ TUESDAY
Mr. Experience Not-so-happy ‘Birthday’ April 22,1997
Although he is participating in his first spring ball, The romantic drama ‘To Gillian on Her 37th
NU comerback Ralph Brown is the most expert- Birthday,” released to video this week, doesn’t
enced member of the secondary. PAGE 7 live up to the play on which it is based. PAGE 9 Rainy,
Jay Calderon/DN
STEPHANIE ARTZ is one of three ROTC cadets chosen from 4,000 cadets nationwide to attend the U.S. Military Academy in West Point,
N.Y. this summer.
Sound off
UNL cadet to attend West Point Academy
By Jessica Fargen
Staff Reporter
UNL sophomore Stephanie Artz would
normally spend her summer working and
taking classes, but this summer she will study
land navigation, weaponry and military tac
tics at the U.S. Military Academy in West
Point, N.Y.
Artz, a speech pathology major at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was one of
three Army ROTC cadets chosen from 4,000
Army ROTC cadets nationwide to attend
West Point for an eight-week summer train
ing camp.
And even though Artz will not be going
to West Point’s Camp Buckner until June 22,
her training has already begun.
There is a lot to learn, Artz said, and more
mental training than physical training is in
volved. The training camp is a pass/fail situ
ation, Artz said. She will be taught a skill,
then tested over it.
“Going there is not all just running
around. There is also a lot of learning,” Artz
Preparing for the cadet field training,
water obstacle course and the Army physi
cal fitness test she will take at the camp is
important, Artz said.
But Artz said she concentrates more on
studying books about the M-16 rifle, mili
tary tactics and mastering the use of maps
and compasses, over which she will be tested.
Lt. Col. Ricardo Barerra said this was a
great honor for Artz and for the UNL ROTC
program. This is the first year that West Point
has allowed outside ROTC students to par
ticipate in the summer training camp, he said.
Barerra, commander of the ROTC unit
at UNL, said the main objective of the train
ing camp is to teach leadership.
Artz said she does not know what to ex
pect at the camp, so she wants to be prepared
for anything. ’
Please see ROTC on 3
Task force
sets gender
equity goals
By Lindsay Young
Staff Reporter
Gender equity and safety on campus were
the focus of a hearing open to the public Mon
day afternoon.
The hearing in the Nebraska Union’s Cen
tennial Ballroom was the final of four hearings
by the NU Gender Equity Task Force on each
of the four University of Nebraska campuses.
Three objectives were held by the task force
for the hearings.
The task force aimed to find information
about the practices and the climate particular to
each campus and hear from personnel and those
in charge of personnel about the programs that
are useful for retention and the development of
opportunities for women. The group wanted to
give the people of each campus a chance to give
their definition of gender equity issues.
Linda Pratt, Gender Equity Task Force chair
woman, wanted to emphasize the hearing was
for discussion, not complaints.
“We are not a grievance panel,” she said.
The panel would take the concerns and use
them to help file a final report in July.
The discussion was led by four of the 11
members of the task force. These were Pratt,
Regent Nancy O’Brien of Waterloo, Diane
Gillespie of the Goodrich Scholarship Program
on the Omaha campus and James Strand, presi
dent of Diversified Operations at Aliant Com
The hearing focused on the seven goals of
the task force.
One of the task force’s goals is to facilitate
the hiring, career development, promotion and
retention of female faculty and staff.
The issue of hiring higher-level women fac
ulty was brought to the panel. Many members
of the audience voiced their concern that many
women faculty members are not employed long
enough to apply for tenure.
This may stem from the small number of
women faculty as compared to men, Pratt said.
“A lot of women are the only ones in their
department,” she said. “This is an issue of iso
lation or not fitting into the culture. This has
been heard on other campuses.”
Please see EQUITY on 3
Replacing Warner will be difficult, Nelson says
By Erin Schulte
Senior Reporter
Gov. Ben Nelson said Monday he
would spend the week mourning Sen.
Jerome Warner’s death and com
memorating his contributions, waiting
until next week to appoint a replace
ment for the Waverly senator.
Even next week, the task will be
daunting, he said.
“Nobody can replace him,” Nelson
said. “But Senator Warner would be
the first to say that his district needs
“It’s a tremendous responsibility.”
Nelson said Warner’s replacement
might have to deal with extreme scru
tiny and the feeling he orjihe wasn’t
properly filling Warner’s shoes.
“They will do a good job, and that’s
all they can do,” Nelson said.
If a senator dies while in office, the
governor appoints a replacement to fill
the senator’s seat until die next election.
In the meantime, the Legislature
begins floor debate this week on a tax
bill package Warner helped through the
Revenue Committee. Warner spent his
last weeks in Tabitha Health Care Cen
ter, but still worked on the tax package
and was in contact with his office.
“(He) spent his last days in failing
health thinking mostly of the Legisla
ture and not of himself,” Nelson said.
“It’s a personal sacrifice I can’t imag
ine anyone else making.”
Nelson said the Legislature will
probably have to band together to
make up for Warner’s diplomatic tal
ent of bringing together seemingly in
compatible opinions.
“Clearly, the Legislature is going
to feel the loss tomorrow,” Nelson said,
“and every day from now on.”
Senators who will feel that loss
have been asked by Sen. George
Coordsen of Hebron, chairman of the
Legislature’s Executive Board, to help
decide on some type of permanent
memorial for Warner. Sens. Coordsen,
Ron Withem of Papillion, Doug
Kristensen of Minden, Don Wesely of
Lincoln and La Von Crosby of Lincoln
will help sift through suggestions from
lawmakers and the public.
Nelson has ordered flags to be
flown at half-staff across the state un
til sundown on Thursday, when
Warner will be buried, but he said he’d
like to see a remembrance “far more
permanent than half-mast flags.”
Possible memorials, Coordsen
said, include naming a state building
or highway after Warner. Suggestions
will be reviewed by the committee,
which will make a recommendation to
the Legislature for a vote.
Coordsen also said the Executive
Board planned a special service for 6
p.m. Wednesday at the Capitol. Past and
present members of the Legislature will
be invited to meet and give short eulo
gies to remember Warner, he said.
“Every past senator who is alive
probably served with Senator Warner
at some time or other,” Coordsen said.
“It will be a Legislative family-type
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