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Huskers home-winning streak. PAGE 8 ment with national reverberations. PAGE 10 Partly sunny, high 47. low 32.
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VOL. 97 x COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 47
“We want you to think. And that’s what it’s all about.”
Capt. Fleming Jones
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By Paula Lavigne
Russell Willbanks spent his weekend doing
“Intelligence reports have confirmed a two
to three-man enemy element in the area. They
are armed with light weaponry and have high
morale. ...You have 68 minutes to destroy the
enemy and obtain all intelligence possible. You
have all your equipment with you. No supplies
Instead of pulling out a pen and three-ring
binder, Willbanks had an M-l 6 in hand when he
started ticking off reminders to his squad. Who
ROTC boots Army myth
with leadership might
goes where. Who does what. Who does it when.
“Go get your equipment on and come back
here. You’ve got two minutes to do it.”
And they’re off.
Minutes later, the tin can Pop! Pop! Pop! Rat
a-tat-tat! of rifle blanks signal the camouflaged
cadets to drop to their knees as they slide along
the pine-needle floor. Enemy forces keep firing.
More motion. More fire. More sharp shouts.
Finally, a bellowing “Cease fire!” comes
from a nearby tree.
Report: 80 percent ammunition. Zero casual
ties. 100 percent equipment.
Willbanks is done.
And that’s only one chapter.
Willbanks, and about 30 other cadets with
die University of Nebraska-Lincoln Army ROTC
program, put about seven weeks of training to
practice at the Nebraska National Forest in
Halsey. The Big Red Battalion was ordered to
defeat the enemy “Wykoations” and “restore
peace in Nebraska.”
And even if they aren’t perfect on their first
try, there’s still that trip to Red Lobster on the
way home Sunday and a chance to do it over
again in the spring. For now, it’s all in good fun.
Fun! Fun? But this is the Army. The Army
isn’t supposed to fun.
Well, yeah, it’s the Army. But it’s not really
You see, here, if a cadet wears his uniform
the wrong way, or if she forgets to pack every
thing in her rucksack, it doesn’t mean, “Drop
and give me 50.” It means, “Hey, you did this
wrong. This is how you do it. Do it right the next
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By Ted Taylor
■ ' More slo^itrly than surety, things
are starting to ge* a tittle brighter for
Lincoln residents who remain in the
dark after Sunday’s crippling snow
storm, Acting Gov. Kim Robak said
Robak said in a conference call
that 5,000 LES customers, including
herself, remained without power for
the third straight day Tuesday, and
the number of people getting their
lights and heat turned back on was
not as high as expected.
The pace to get people recon
nected has slowed because of prob
lems she called “extraordinary,” or
situations where LES repair crews
continue to have trouble getting to
the downed power lines. ,
Lincoln Mayor Mika Johanns
“every electrical contractor we could
put our hands on.”
“It is a massive effort - probably
the largest Lincoln has ever seen,” he
But an understandably worn
down mayor said the progress
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By Sarah Baker
For the University of Nebraska
Lincoln Residence Hall Association,
the weekend blizzard was a good
RHA had its annual retreat
Saturday night at Camp Carol Joy
Holling in Ashland. Members of
RHA got snowed in without electric
ity, phone lines or water.
“We were watching a movie and
all of a sudden the lights went out,”
RHA President Ben Wallace said.
“Later the water stopped working
The group’s return to Lincoln
Sunday was delayed by about two
hours, he said. Wallace said the
group weathered the experience by
“The fact that we were stranded
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