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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 14, 1998)
Freedom Breakfast Friday
The fourth annual Martin Luther
King Freedom Breakfast will be held
at 7:30 a.m. Friday in die Comhusker
Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.
Helen Adams, a veteran teacher at
Elliott Elementary School in Lincoln,
The event will take place three
days prior to Martin Luther King Jr.
Day on Monday.
Call (402) 472-2099 for ticket
Workshop begins Saturday
Learn how to begin a successful
job search Saturday morning at a
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Career Services workshop.
The workshop will include tips
and guidance on resume and cover
letter writing, interviewing, job
search resources and services avail
able on campus to arrange interviews
and job referrals.
The workshop will be held from
9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the
Nominations being accepted
Cornerstone and the United
Ministries in Higher Education will
begin accepting nominations for this
year’s Sire Tidball Award for Creative
Humanity on Tuesday.
Any university student, faculty or
staff member is eligible to win the
award, which recognizes significant
contributions to the development of a
humane, educationally creative and
caring community within UNL.
Information, nomination forms
and guidelines are available at many
offices, including Human Resources
in room 407 of the Canfield
Administration Building, all resi
dence hall desks and the Student
Involvement offices in room 200 of
the Nebraska Union or room 300 of
the Nebraska East Union.
Nominations are due Feb. 16, and
the annual award celebration to honor
nominees and announce recipients
will be held at 7 p.m. on March 15 at
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1309 R
Call Larry Doerr at (402) 421
8799 for more information.
Quilt center receives gift
The UNL International Quilt
Study Center recently received a
Braving subzero temperatures,
burglars smashed a window at CJ’s
Paintball Adventures and Surplus,
1326 S. 33rd St., with a piece of con
Boots and clothing valued at $805
were taken from the store, and it will
cost $500 to repair the window,
Lincoln Police Sgt. Ann Heerman
Band equipment stolen
It is going to be tough for one
local band to keep practicing.
Musical equipment, valued at
$6,365, was stolen from the basement
apartment at 4943 Huntington Ave.,
the house a band rents for rehearsals.
The equipment was stolen sometime
between Jan. 7 and Monday.
Man caught with safe
A would-be safe cracker was
caught with an entire safe in the back
seat of his car in Kearney Monday
When Homer McCall, 29, was
stopped for a routine traffic offense,
the arresting officer discovered an
outstanding felony warrant.
After his arrest, the search of
McCall’s car turned up a safe contain
ing two guns and some jewelry that
Meadow Gold Dairy patrols
for drainage toxin problems
By Todd Anderson
Meadow Gold Dairy is continu
ing to monitor its drainage systems
after its Lincoln plant was identi
fied as a possible source of toxic
chemicals in Salt Creek last
Howard Gardner, a representa
tive of Meadow Gold in Utah, said
Meadow Gold employees were
watching the drainage system
closely to identify possible prob
lems and to 'prevent any future
Late last, September, the
Lincoln/Lancaster County Health
Department discovered toxic mate
rial had been released into Salt
Bill Pugsley, assistant chief of
the environmental health division
of the health department, said the
toxins caused the deaths of several
The health department immedi
ately removed the toxic material, at
a cost of nearly $12,000, Pugsley
Based on the investigation con
ducted by the health department
and the Department of Public
Works, the health department
believes the toxic material was
inadvertently released from the
Meadow Gold Dairy plant at 726 L
Milk products and cleaning
solutions were discovered beneath
We’ve been here a
long time and we
want to continue to
be a good neighbor.”
Meadow Gold employee
the Meadow Gold plant in a storm
drain that runs into Salt Creek.
Gardner said Meadow Gold
was not aware the connections to
the storm drain existed.
The health department notified
Meadow Gold of the possible con
nections in late October, though it
was never able to confirm the leak
age came from the plant, he said.
However, in an effort to cooper
ate with the health department,
Meadow Gold contributed approx
imately $7,500 to pay for the
cleanup, Pugsley said.
In addition, he said, Meadow
Gold has agreed to monitor its
While no further problems have
arisen, the plant is continuing to
look for connections, Gardner said.
“We want to make sure this
never happens again,” he said.
“We’ve been here a long time
and we want to continue to be a
$25,000 gift from its first internation
al donor, a Japanese handicraft associ
Tadanobus Seto, chairman of the
board of the Japan Handicraft
Instructors Association, presented the
gift to support the center, which con
tains a collection of 950 quilts worth
more than $6 million.
The quilt collection is known
worldwide for its diversity and histor
ical significance, and it was donated
to UNL last year by Robert and Ardis
Exhibition opens Tuesday
UNL studio art faculty members
will display their artwork in all media
during the Studio Art Faculty
Exhibition, which opens Tuesday in
the Gallery of the Department of Art
and Art History in 102 Richards Hall.
An opening reception, which is
free and open to the public, will be
held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the
Art faculty work regularly in their
studios as painters, sculptors,
ceramists, graphic designers, print
makers and artists. The collection of
their work will be available for view
ing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays
through Thursdays through Feb. 19.
were stolen from 3800 N. First St. in
Lincoln earlier that day, Heerman said.
In addition to the guns and jewel
ry, some old coins, stamps and cash,
totaling $3,675, were taken jvhen the
front door of the home was forced
open. The thieves caused $75 in dam
age to the door.
A Lincoln woman was threatened
at gunpoint Monday morning by a
man working on a car.
James Temple, 30, was removing
the car battery from a vehicle in front
of 2200 W. Q St. when the woman,
who lives there, „approached
him. When the victim approached
Temple, he pointed a gun at her and
told her to stay away, Heerman said.
Temple was cited for disturbing
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