The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 08, 1997, Image 1

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Big 12 champions Walking the walk December 8,1997
Nebraska erased last year’s Big 12 In “Godspell,” a local theater troupe turns the
Championship loss to Texas with a 54-15 victory Gospel according to Matthew loose on modern SUP-N
over Texas A&M Saturday. PAGES 8-9 times, maintaining a message for all. PAGE 13 Cloudy, high 35. Chance of onight, low 26.
12 down, 1 to go for Miami-bound Huskers
Ryan Soderlin/DN
NEBRASKA COACH TOM OSBORNE rides away with the Big 12 Championship
Trophy on a golf cart after the game. Nebraska defeated Texas A&M 54-15.
Powwow provides dose
of American Indian life
By Lindsay Young
Staff Reporter
When Mike Grant arrived on
campus as a freshman in 1994, he left
behind a large part of his American
Indian culture on the Nebraska reser
vation where he grew up.
This weekend Grant and other
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
American Indian students were able
to return to those roots, if only for a
short time, at the University of
Nebraska Inter-Tribal Exchange’s
Eighth Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow.
Grant, a junior business major
and former UNITE president, said
the powwow was a way to bring to
school the culture in which he was
immersed at home.
“It really brings a closeness to all
of us,” Grant said. “I cherish every
moment of it.”
John Lasley, who was selling
material for costumes at a booth, said
the powwow was a good release for
the American Indian students on
campus from everyday university
The powwow was Saturday and
Sunday in the Great Plains Room in
the Nebraska East Union.
The event started at 1 p.m. both
days, and colorful costumes decorat
ed with feathers, beads and jingles
and the steady beat of one of four
drum groups filled the room through
Please see POWWOW on 7
Santa Cop collects toys
for needy Lincolnites
By Kelly Scott
Staff Reporter
While children and adults played
on the exhibits at the Lincoln
Children’s Museum Friday evening,
other Lincolnites visited the museum
to drop off their donations of dolls,
puzzles, crayons and books for the
Santa Cop Program.
The Lincoln Police Union
Charities held its drive for program
donations Friday from 10 a.m. to 8
p.m. at the museum, 121 S. 13th St.
Donors could give toys or cash dona
tions. For their donation, donors were
offered a cup of North Pole coffee or
elf blend hot chocolate.
“It’s a fine program. The Santa
Cop Program helps kids and kids are
what the museum is all about,” Tom
White, marketing director for
Lincoln Children’s Museum, said.
Officer Tom Duden, president of
Lincoln Police Union Charities, said the
success of the program has grown yearly
and this year has been the most successful.
The program began this year on
Nov. 22 with a Santa Cop auction.
Items donated from local businesses
were auctioned to raise $13,000,
Duden said. A pair of Wrangler jeans
signed by Garth Brooks sold for the
highest price at $600.
The money was used to buy toys
and other Christmas gifts for children
of families in Lincoln who can’t afford
Please see TOYS on 3
By Sam McKewon
Staff Reporter
The Nebraska football team is
starting to develop a pattern.
Another undefeated season,
another trip to the Orange Bowl,
another shot at a possible national
The second-ranked Comhuskers
will play Tennessee in the 64th
Orange Bowl on Jan. 2 at Pro Player
Stadium in Miami as the top game in
the Bowl Alliance, Orange Bowl
executive director Keith Tribble
announced Sunday. This is the first
meeting between the two teams.
“I’m pleased to be playing them,”
Husker Football Coach Tom Osborne
said. “I’m glad for the opportunity.”
Both teams were automatic quali
fiers for the Bowl Alliance, which
consists of the Orange, Sugar and
Fiesta Bowls. Nebraska, who fin
ished the regular season undefeated
at 12-0, qualified as the Big 12
Champion by defeating Texas A&M
54-15 in the Big 12 Championship
game on Saturday in San Antonio,
Texas; and Tennessee (11-1) got by
Auburn 30-29 in the SEC
Championship Game in Atlanta
Saturday night.
Nebraska will be making its fifth
trip to the Orange Bowl in the ’90s,
having last visited South Florida last
year in a 41 -21 win over Virginia
Osborne, who will be making his
ninth trip to the Orange Bowl, is
happy to be going back to familiar
stomping grounds.
“It’s a good setting to play in,”
Osborne said. “The players have
grown accustomed to going on the
beach. It’s kind of become tradition
Tennessee is less familiar with
Miami. They have not been to the
Orange Bowl since 1968, and this
will be their fourth appearance over
The Volunteers feature Heisman
Trophy candidate Peyton Manning,
who threw for 3,819 yards and 36
touchdowns this season. Freshman
running back Jamaal Lewis leads the
Volunteers on the ground with 1,364
Tennessee finished 11-1, its best
finish since 1995, with its only loss
coming to Florida 33-24 on Sept. 20.
Tennessee was selected for the
game ahead of Florida State, who was
chosen to play in the Sugar Bowl
against Ohio State.
The Volunteers maintained a
small lead over the fourth-ranked
Seminoles in both the USA
Today/ESPN Coaches Poll and the
AP Poll.
Tribble said heavy consideration
was given to FSU, who also lost to
Florida 32-29, but in the end, the
Orange Bowl decided to go with the
Please see BOWL on 12
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UNL FOOD SCIENCE MAJORS wrap cheese gift packs which will be sold over the holiday season at the East
Campus Dairy Store, f ^
UNL makes holiday cheese
By Erin Gibson
Senior Reporter
Ask most Nebraskans what
items they associate with the holi
days and they might answer:
“Christmas trees, sparkling lights,
oranges, mistletoe and wreaths
bound with floppy red bows.”
But ask some who work on East
Campus, and their answer
resounds: “20,000 pounds of
Each year, University of
Nebraska-Lincoln students and
staff members spend months mak
ing enough cheese and other holi
day food items to fill more than
8.000 holiday gift boxes.
The boxes, sold by the UNL
Dairy Store and shipped nation
wide, contain all university-made
products, including a total of about
3,500 pounds of summer sausage,
1.000 jars of honey, and, of course,
10 tons of cheese.
Prices start at $7.50 for a one
pound box, and customers include
NU President Dennis Smith and
UNL Chancellor James Moeser.
Each Saturday, a handful of
dairy plant and store employees
spend the day making the boxes by
hand, packing small blocks of
Husker Cheese and seven other
cheese varieties into scarlet-col
ored boxes.
Then they stuff Easter grass - a
total of about 40 pounds worth -
around the holiday goodies.
“It’s definitely the worst part,”
said Tom D'obesh, a three-year
cheese box-making veteran and
Dobesh, who has made “more
boxes than he’d care to count”
wrapped a box with plastic wrap,
then coaxed it through a small
heater to shrink the wrap.
Kathy Vokoun, Dairy Store
Please see CHEESE on 7