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VOL. 97 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 56
U.S., Iraq face off in U.N. session
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The
United States asked the U.N. Security
Council on Monday to condemn Iraq
and threaten it with serious conse
quences unless Baghdad backs down
from its refusal to cooperate with
Americans on U.N. weapons inspec
I tion teams.
But Russian Ambassador Sergey
; Lavrov said his government opposes
“any threat or use of force” in the cri
sis and indicated Iraq’s complaints
needed to be heard.
| The U.S. envoy to the United
Nations, Bill Richardson, said the
United States opposes Iraq’s request
i for a Security Council hearing to air
* its grievances.
Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq
Aziz, who made the request, wants to
argue Baghdad’s case that the
Americans are manipulating the U.N.
Arriving for the private council
meeting, Richardson said he would
ask the 15-member body to adopt a
strong resolution to condemn Iraq,
demand full compliance with U.N.
orders, impose a travel ban on Iraqi
officials who interfere with inspec
tions and warn of serious conse
Richardson said if the council
refuses, “all bets are go, all options
Significantly, council diplomats
said the American proposal did not
declare that Iraq had breached the
1991 Gulf War cease-fire - a condi
tion for military action to force com
It appeared the U.S. priority was
to get all 15 council members to state
that what Iraq did was illegal rather
than push for punishing measures or
The council meeting ended with
out indication when a vote would be
taken. U.N. officials said they expect
ed it by midweek.
Washington is furious at Iraq for
refusing to cooperate with American
weapons inspectors and threatening
to fire on U.S.-piloted U-2 surveil
lance planes flying U.N. missions.
France, China and Russia have
joined with Washington in demand
ing that Iraqi President Saddam
Hussein rescind his decision to expel
the six American inspectors from
Before the council session, Aziz
said Iraq wanted a reduction in the
number of Americans in the U.N.
Special Commission on Iraq, which
conducts the weapons inspections.
Iraq also wants a timetable for ending
the inspections and lifting economic
sanctions imposed after Iraq’s 1990
invasion of Kuwait, which led to the
1991 Persian Gulf War.
But Secretary-General Kofi
Annan said the composition of
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1 A capital sunset
THE SUN BEGINS to fall behind Lincoln’s downtown horizon Monday, as the Capital City saw its first clear afternoon in days.
By Erin Gibson
The university expects to
receive federal funding to help pay
campus cleanup costs - including
hundreds of employee overtime
hours - resulting from the devas
tating late October blizzard, an
official said Monday.
Jay Schluckebier, interim
director of UNL’s Landscape
Services, said his office’s budget
cannot absorb the cost of over
time, wood chippers and chain
saws purchased to clear tangled
tree limbs and buy as many as
2,000 replacement trees.
1 m told we 11 have disaster
relief funds for this,” Schluckebier
said. “That’s what I’m counting
Otherwise, “I expect we’ll just
plant fewer trees,” he said.
Management Agency spokesman
Phil Kirk said the agency received
a letter from the university, saying
it would submit applications for
disaster relief funding.
The university received
FEMA funds in 1993 after sub
mitting an application citing dam
ages that occurred on campus dur
ing a record wind storm.
Glen Nelson, assistant to the
vice chancellor for business and
finance, said the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln has yet to fin
ish compiling its claims for the
agency, and he was unsure when
claims would be filed.
“One hundred percent of our
focus has been on getting the cam
pus safe again,” Nelson said.
Both University of Nebraska
campuses in Omaha may file their
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Hagel stresses import
of recognizing veterans
By Matthew Waite
On Nov. 11, 1969, a part-time
radio reporter and bartender - and
full-time student - covered a
Veterans Day ceremony in Omaha.
People packed Memorial Park,
across the street from what is now the
University of Nebraska at Omaha
campus, to hear speeches the former
reporter has since forgotten.
However, in the back of the cere
mony, there was a small group of stu
dents, protesting America’s involve
ment in Vietnam. The former reporter
did not forget them.
Chuck Hagel, 28 years later,
admits that his coverage may have
been biased that day. His anger with
the protesters may have colored his
That Veterans Day in Omaha in
1969 was Hagel’s first since return
ing from the Mekong Delta in South
Vietnam. Now, 28 Veterans Days
later, Hagel will give the keynote
address at the Vietnam War Memorial
in Washington, D.C. Hagel spoke at
the dedication of the wall 15 years
Hagel went on to Washington
after graduation, leaving radio
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Young AIDS victims offer hope
By Sarah Baker
When Jonathan Swain contract
ed AIDS on his second day on earth,
he wasn’t expected to live past infan
The 14-year-old told University
of Nebraska-Lincoln students there
was no hope for his survival, so he
was a “guinea pig” for early AIDS
“The doctors told my mom I
would only live to be 3 years old,”
Swain said. “Every morning that I
woke up, it was a good day for her.”
He is not alone, but living with
the disease made him feel like he
Now he works and plays with
other adolescents with the same ill
ness, the same loneliness.
Participants from Camp
Heartland shared their experiences
with the disease at the Lied Center
for Performing Arts on Monday
night. The summer camp provides a
haven for children affected by or
infected with AIDS.
The presentation, part of the
camp’s Journey of Hope, was spon
sored by; Farmhouse Fraternity and
Kappa Delta Sorority.
Camp Heartland was founded
five years ago by 26-year-old Neil
Willenson from Mequon, Wis. The
camp is funded completely by pri
vate donations, and began with only
75 children. Since then, over 1,200
kids have passed through the camp.
“Most of these kids are living
with a horrible secret, and at our
camp they are liberated from that
secret,” Willenson said. “Most of the
happiest moments of my life have
been spent with children with
Willenson said he wouldn’t trade
life at Camp Heartland for anything.
“I like to use a Garth Brooks
quote as my motto,” Willenson said.
“Garth says, ‘I could have missed
the pain, but I would have had to
miss the dance.’ Sometimes I get
depressed, but it just motivates me to
do more, and I am going to keep cn
Swain said he felt liberated at
“When I went to camp, it was the
best month of my life,” he said.
“Everyone could relate and under
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