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Volleyball when? A soulful rendition December 10,1997
Big 12 administrators must decide in the spring between keeping Thirty years after the plane wreck that took his
the current volleyball conference format, having Friday/Saturday life, Otis Redding is remembered for making a A PARTRIDGE In A
matches, or switching to Wednesday/Saturday matches. PAGE 7 fan’s life a bit more soulful. PAGE 9 Chance of snow, high 30. low 20.
1 ”‘Sdu?Si Thing
. - Scott McClurg/DN
JASON POPE, a freshman mechanical engineering major, prepares to
test-fire his group’s pneumatic hot dog launcher Tuesday night at the
Cook Pavilion. Engineering students were attempting to improve the
design of the current Der Viener Schlinger.
Two teams
tie for win
in contest
By Josh Funk
Assignment Reporter
Everyone in the upper deck
better pay attention next year.
The Fairbury man is out to get
With the help of two UNL engi
neering classes, Fairbury Brand
Meats is re-engineering its fabled
Der Viener Schlinger to reach
those fans in the upper decks of
Memorial Stadium.
Tuesday night the tep'fesRr -
schlinger designs from Suzanne
Rohde’s mechanical and Dean
Sicking’s civil engineering classes
were unveiled in a head-to-head
competition in Cook Pavilion.
The winning design will be the
basis for the next generation of
Fairbury’s Der Viener Schlinger.
The four designs in competi
tion were chosen on the basis of
cost effectiveness, practicality and
expected performance, Sicking
Students worked in groups of
four all semester to develop their
designs and 50 turned out to see the
wieners fly.
“It was a cool project because it
Please see SCHLING on 3
Celebration exalts human rights
By Sarah Baker
Assignment Reporter
The rights of women, minorities
and homosexuals are at the core of
the celebration during this year’s
Human Rights Day.
The celebration is being held in
the Nebraska Union Centennial
Room from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
Activities are open to all.
Pat Tetreault, sexuality education
coordinator at the University Health
Center, is giving one of six work
shops as part of the event.
“The goal of the event is to bring
attention to the need and support for
human rights for everyone,” Tetreault
Vern Williams, coordinator of
career counseling at UNL and the
chairman of the human rights day
activities, said he nopes to accom
plish increased awareness. - j
“I am hoping to get people to
make a commitment to come to some
follow-up activities,” Williams said.
“I want to bring the global issue of
human rights to Lincoln and take
action on a local level.”
Tetreault said the activities may
give local residents an idea of what
they can do with civil rights.
“There is still a lot of work to be
done,” she said.
Williams said he hopes the activi
ties make an impression on the partic
“If the interest in civil rights ends
here, I won’t be satisfied,” he said.
The schedule of activities
■ 2 p.m. - Poster session and
informal tables.
■ 2:45 p.m. - Interfaith affirma
tion of human rights and poster con
test winners named.
■ 3 p.m. - Keynote Address:
Emilia Gonzales-Clements, “Face To
Face: Working together for Human
■ 4 p.m. - Workshops on gender
and sexuality welfare; basic needs
and the economics of human rights;
racism; ending sexual orientation
employment discrimination; disabili
ty and human rights; and faith and
human rights.
■ 5 p.m. - A repeat of the work
■ 6 p.m. - Food and entertain
■ 7 p.m. - Closing: Video
“Celebrate Living”
Osborne vows
fewer than 10
By David Wilson
Senior Reporter
Confronting rumors at his weekly
press conference Tuesday, Nebraska
Football Coach Tom Osborne said his
retirement may follow a planetary
“The thing you need to know
about my retirement is, the first thing
I will do is talk to the assistant coach
es,” Osborne said, “and then I’ll talk
to the players, and then I’ll talk to (the
“So once that happens - it’s kind
of like when the stars and the moon
line up.”
Though most media members
laughed at Osborne’s comment, the
planets are currently aligned along
the ecliptic and close to being in the
same quarter of the sky, said Don
Taylor, associate professor of physics
and astronomy.
The last time this phenomenon
happened was in 1982. It can happen
every 15 years, but Osborne’s plans
don’t call for him being around for
the next one.
Coincidence or not, the 60-year
old Osborne said he did not plan on
coaching for another decade. In 25
years as the Cornhuskers’ head
coach, Osborne has compiled a 254
49-3 record and boasts the second
highest winning percentage in
Division I-A at .835.
But being a head coach, he said, is
no easy task.
On average, Osborne said he
spends between 13 and 14 hours a
day at work. And on game days,
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UJNL campus gives
charity from hearts
By Ann Mary Landis
Staff Reporter
The giving spirit of Christmas
apparently hasn’t missed the UNL
The Salvation Army angel tree,
which has been in the Nebraska
Union since Nov. 24, has been a suc
cess, said Diane Podolske, the assis
tant director of Student Involvement.
The tree holds two types of orna
ments, with 160 of each kind. One
type asks people to bring two cans of
food. The other ornaments gave the
gender and age of a child and asked
the person to bring a gift worth at
least $8.
* Both the food and the gifts are to
be brought to the Student
Involvement office by Friday.
People have taken all the gift
ornaments off the tree. Of about 160
requests for gifts, about 100 gifts
have been returned. Podolske worries
some children will be disappointed if
the other presents aren’t returned by
Ornaments asking for food are
still on the tree. The sponsors didn’t
plan on asking for food until
Salvation Army employees said some
children got presents but didn’t have
food to eat. The organizations then
took 160 food ornaments from the
Salvation Army so the presents would
come with a bundle of food.
Even though some presents
haven’t been turned in and food orna
ments still hang on the tree, Podolske
is impressed with the people’s chari
“I’m just amazed by the generosi
ty of people on this campus,” she
said. Podolske was especially pleased
with the Residence Hall Association,
which teamed with Student
Involvement to co-sponsor the tree.
The members of the Athletic
Department also helped by taking 75
ornaments before they were put on
the tree.
Jan Eby, secretary to Athletic
Director Bill Bryne, said she thought
the department could have taken even
more. “We have a lot of good hearts
over here,” she said.
The department’s employees
apparently aren’t the only ones with
good hearts.
When the Residence Hall
Association introduced a bill to
donate money to the project, Husker
Residence Hall representative Larry
Willis personally offered to match
any amount the association donated.
Willis, a sophomore accounting
major, gave $100. He said he wished
more students would have given, but
called the tree successful anyway.
“If you can bring happiness to just
one kid, that’s a success,” Willis said.
Though people are more gener
ous around Christmas, Willis remem
bered need is year-round and can be
filled in different ways.
“Charitable giving is good and it
doesn’t have to be just at Christmas, it
can be throughout the year. It doesn’t *
just have to be money, it can be time,”
he said.
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