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Double trouble A death down under November 24,1997
Nebraska’s Venson Hamilton recorded his third INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, 37, died Saturday, apparent
double-double of the season as Nebraska defeat- ly having hanged himself in a Sydney, Australia, hotel room. He TOUCH OfGmy
ed New Orleans on Saturday. PAGE 7 left behind a fiancee and their 16-month-old daughter. PAGE 9 Considerably cloudy, high mi ,ow 30s tonight.
VOL. 97 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 65
Possible candidates consider 1998
Former anchorman vows to listen
By Brian Carlson
Former Omaha news anchorman Michael
Scott is considering a run for the U.S. House of
Representatives in Omaha’s 2nd congressional
Scott said he has discussed a congressional
bid with Democratic Party officials dining the
past two weeks and is looking closely at entering
“I am excited by the possibility,” he said. “I
think I could try to make a change.”
The 2nd District seat will be open during the
1998 campaign following U.S. Rep. Jon
Christensen’s decision to run for governor.
Scott said his experience as a newsman for
KETV and KMTV, especially in reporting on
complex issues and interacting with politicians,
would be valuable preparation for public service.
“One of the things that I picked up as a
reporter was the ability to listen well in inter
views,” Scott said. “I think I do that well. I think
Please see SCOTT on 6
Wilson Sr. would intensify laws
By Brian Carlson
Jimmy Wilson Sr., who has worked for
tougher crime laws since the death of his
police officer son, said he is “flattered and
humbled” by suggestions that he run for
Congress, and he said he is giving the idea
“I’ve never aspired to running for elect
ed office, but I’ve been kind of changing my
mind,” he said at a Republican Party gather
ing Friday night in Fremont.
Wilson, whose son Jimmy Wilson Jr.
was murdered while on duty as an Omaha
police officer in August 1995, said he
expected to decide in the next couple of
A primary consideration, he said, is
Please see WILSON on 6
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DAVID CITY AQUINAS fans David Macoubrie and Matt Macoitbrie, 6, look through the Aquinas roster during halftime of the David City
Aquinas vs. Imperial Class C-1 state championship game at Memorial Stadium Saturday. Aquinas beat Imperial 26-14.
Faculty strengthens focus on King holiday question
By Joy Ludwig
Whether or not UNL will establish a hol
iday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
on campus still remains a question, but facul
ty moved closer to an answer Friday.
A group of 29 faculty members met
Friday at the Nebraska East Union to address
the concern and develop a new draft of the
proposal they will present at the Dec. 2
Academic Senate meeting.
The faculty members arranged the meet
ing in response to the Academic Senate’s 32
27 vote Nov. 4 against canceling classes to
observe the Jan. 20 King holiday.
Gargi Roysircar Sodowsky, associate pro
fessor of educational psychology, said the
meeting was not about the number of teach
ing days that will be lost, but more important
that UNL sets aside a specific day to honor
“It is an academic issue,” she said. “It
also is a teaching issue. This decision ulti
mately will affect our faculty and our stu
dents, so this issue of diversity needs to be
Please see KING on 3
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By Erin Gibson
In an unusual move Saturday, the NU
Board of Regents voted twice whether to
allow the university’s head athletic trainer to
provide physical therapy, consultation and
rehabilitation for a fee to non-athletes on cam
At first the board voted down trainer Jerry
Weber’s request for outside employment.
Upon reconsideration, the measure passed.
Regents typically pass outside employ
ment requests with little debate or opposition.
But Saturday, regents questioned whether
the university’s 5 percent share of Weber’s
profits was enough, because he would use
Athletic Department facilities to conduct
business outside his official job duties.
Academic faculty members often give the
university 40 to 60 percent of their consulting
fees, said James Ford, president of the
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln Academic
Senate and associate professor of English.
In other parts ot the university, this (low
percentage) would be very unusual,” Ford
said. “It would be higher.”
The university also forbids most faculty
members to use their offices to conduct busi
ness outside the university, Ford said. There
are rare exceptions for those in some profes
The university’s 5 percent share of outside
employment fees is standard in the Athletics
Department, said Melvin Jones, UNL vice
chancellor for business and finance.
Regent Don Blank of McCook said the
policy seemed “totally out-of-whack.”
Regent Chuck Wilson of Lincoln said the
policy created an unfair disparity in treatment
between the employees of athletic and acade
Weber planned to begin the practice today
and use Athletic Department physical therapy
Please see REGENTS on 2
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