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Grounded liawks More than ordinary October 27,1997
Nebraska’s defense posted its second straight Unusual sparks fly between born loser Ewan
shutout as the Huskers held KU without a first McGregor and kidnap victim Cameron Diaz in MAJOR MELTDOWi
down in the first half and won 35-0. PAGE 10 Danny Boyle’s “A Life Less Ordinary.” PAGE 13 Mostly sunny, high 42. Cloudy tonight, low 25.
VOL. 97 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 45
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NEBRASKA’S STATE CAPITOL building stands strong over Lincoln. The city was devastated by heavy, wet snow that ripped trees limb from limb, tore power
tines from their poles and imprisoned people hi their hemes. About 25,000 people were without power Sunday.
FRANK WILLIAMS scoops out his Buick Regal at 22nd and Dudley streets
after the blizzard that hit Lincoln Saturday night. Williams said he was try
ing to get to his job at Howard* Pantry.
Storm cancels classes,
closes offices at UNL
By the Daily Nebraskan staff
The University of Nebraska
Lincoln will remain closed today as
snow-covered tree limbs and power
lines continued to fall across the
Capital City Sunday night and into
Melvin Jones, UNL vice chancel
lor for business and finance, said he
canceled all classes and closed uni
versity offices to protect fee safety of
students, faculty members and staff.
The other NU campuses will have
More than a foot of snow fell late
Saturday and early Sunday in
Lincoln, snapping trees and power
lines citywide and causing millions
of dollars in damage.
Acting Gov. Kim Robak declared
a state of emergency and called in the
National Guard to help hundreds of
stranded motorists and the tens of
thousands of citizens without power.
Gov. Ben Nelson is in China on a
More than 25,000 homes in
Lincoln and more than 100,000
Please see UNL on 8
■ Lincoln businesses
conditions to stay open
Sunday. Page 7
■ Local meteorologists
disagree on effects of
El Nino. Page 8
■ Storm victims flock
in record numbers to
Red Cross shelters.
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