The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 06, 1998, Page 6, Image 6

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Binge drinking among campus problems
Staff Reporter
Members of the VISION and
COMMIT parties Wednesday night
addressed campus binge drinking as a
specific problem to be targeted at
UNL next year.
In a debate held in Abel Residence
Hall’s North Lounge, candidates took
stands on binge drinking, ASUN
University of Nebraska.
Party members agreed there are
different definitions for binge drink
ing and these need to be studied
before judgments can be made about
the extent of the problem.
The university is applying for a
$700,000 grant to combat binge
“Education is the first stpp,” John.
Wiechmann, VISION’s presidential
candidate said. “We can learn more
about how serious this problem is.
“We need to consider what binge
drinking is before we call people alco
He also said most sexual assaults
on campus have had a connection
with alcohol.
“It is a problem,” Wiechmann
Chris Linder, second vice-presi
dential candidate for COMMIT,
agreed that there are different defini
tions for binge drinking. ’' - - ’
“We want to implement education
for all students to make them aware of:
the problem and ways to resolve it,”
Linder said.
The parties also discussed the
relationship between the Residence
Hall Association and ASUN.
...JSddie Brown, second vice-presi
dential candidate for VISION, sard he
would like to improve communication
between RHA and ASUN. V **
“I feel (RHA) has a strong voice,
but that voice is sometimesgftbt
Heard,” Brown said. ^
Brown also said he would like to
see the Campus Escort. Services
expanded. ^
Linder said ASUN could work as
a liaison between RHA and the rest of
student government.
Candidates also were asked about
ASUN’s foie. ;
Sara Russell, COMMIT presiden
tial candidate, said students can’t be
expected to do everything for the uni
“We can work towards making
changes,” Russell said, “but we can
not mold the administration to get
them to do what we want.”
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she said supported fee cause.
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students wanted included a media
independent from fee government, an
election and fee opportunity for peo
ple to keep the money and rewards
they received from their jobs.
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But during fee protest, which last
ed about 50 days, students opened up
and stood together for one cause.
“You could just see the people
shining,” Ling said. “It was such a
beautiful time m my memory.
But this nostalgia is sharply con
trasted with memories of darkness
and death as the protest was interrupt
ed by the militaiy’s tanks and troops
When she saw the tanks and
troops coming, Ling said, she could
not believe the government would
launch a violent attack on the stu
“I was torn and couldn’t really
believe that was happening.”
Ling escaped the bullets and
turned her role from commander in
chief to that of a fugitive from
Chinese authorities.
Spine weren’t as lucky though,
: she said. Many of her colleagues did:
n’t make it out alive or were put in jail.
Twenty-one people, including Ling,
were put on China’s most-wanted list.
Ling said she wished others
would have been as fortunate as she
“I feel very guilty about it.”
Members of the audience had
mixed reactions to Ling’s speech.
Many believed that Ling and
other leaders could have left the
square in peace, before the massacre
Ling answered the audience’s
challenges, saying that all actions
were voted on, including the action to
stay in the square.
Student leaders were not expect
ing the massacre to occur, she said.
Coleman said organizers were
warned that some people would have
a problem with Ling appearing at
UNL because of the controversy over
the students’ decision to stay at the
Ling said the day for freedom and
democracy for China is not far away.
And, now in America, she said she
relishes her liberty.
“I have enjoyed the precious
opportunity to taste freedom.”
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Malaysian Night offers
dance, taste of Orient
The unique culture and exotic
cuisine of Malaysia will highlight
Malaysian Night ’98 on Saturday in
the Nebraska Union.
This annual night of unique enter
tainment, sponsored by the Nebraska
University Malaysian Student
Association, will include Malay,
Chinese and Indian traditional
dances, an exhibition of Malaysian
fashion and a traditional Chinese
The night, with its theme of
“Fascinating Malaysia,” will also fea
ture authentic Malaysian cuisine,
NUMSA Treasurer Wee Kuan
Lim said the event should draw a
crowd of 450 students and nonstu
dents to the Centennial Ballroom.
Dress for the event is formal.
Tickets cost $14 for UNL students
and $16 for nonstudents, and are
available at the door.
‘No Limits’ conference
draws diverse speakers
Internationally recognized speak
ers, local artists, book displays and
student presentations will constitute 5
the “No Limits” Women’s Studies
conference held today and Saturday
on East Campus. [
Speakers at the conference, titled
“International Women: Continuing !
Our Traditions of Resistance,” will
Emilia Gonzalez-Clements, a
UNL visiting professor of anthropol
ogy, speaking today from 11:15 a.m.
to 1:45 p.m. in the Nebraska East
Union on her experiences attending
the 1995 Beijing Conference.
Jenefer Shute, an award-winning
author, speaking today from 3 p.m. to
5 p.m. in the East Union on her body
conscious novel, “Life-Size.”
Mahnaz Afkhami, president of
the Sisterhood is Global Institute,
speaking Saturday from 10 a.m. to
noon in the East Union on feminism
and fundamentalism in the Muslim
world. Afkhami is involved exten
sively in Muslim women’s human
rights issues.
About 40 other sessions will also
be offered at the conference, which s
will last from 8:30 a.m. today to 3:30
p.m. Saturday. The conference is free
and open to die public.
Compiled by staff reports.
Boys attempt escape
Three juveniles armed with a pil
lowcase full of books assaulted two
corrections officers during an
attempted escape Wednesday from
the Juvenile Attention Center, 4520
Stanton St.
When a guard opened the door to
the cell to let one of the boys use the
restroom, she was greeted with a pil
lowcase full of books swung from
behind the door, Lincoln Police Sgt.
Ann Heermann said.
The three boys, two 15-year-olds
and one 16-year-old, knocked down
the officer and grabbed the door
before it could close.
In the hallway the boys encoun
tered another guard, whom they also
struck down with the books, and con
tinued to run.
While the boys were making their
way to a glass door exiting into the
recreation courtyard, the guards
reached the control room and called
Police assembled in the courtyard
outside as the boys struggled with
mop handles to break out the glass in
the door.
When the boys finally made it
through the door, police were there
waiting to arrest them for attempted
escape, assaulting a corrections offi
cer and vandalism.
Two of the three boys were in the
Attention Center on charges of rob
bing a Kwik Shop robbery last week,
as well as numerous thefts from cars
in their North 48th Street neighbor
hood. ..
The two were also arrested on
suspicion of theft of Husker memora
bilia from a former Nebraska football
player’s home in January.
Man arrested for possession
The Lincoln police narcotics unit
arrested a man Wednesday evening
after finding 36 marijuana plants
growing in his home.
Police found a large growing
room in the basement of a home on
the 7600 block of West Pioneers
Boulevard, Heermann said.
Police estimated each mature
marijuana plant would produce one
pound of the drug.
Thomas Rudolph, 41, who lives
at the address, was arrested for pos
session of more than one pound of
marijuana and drug paraphernalia, as
well as the intent to deliver the drug.
Scott Sis, 42, also at the house,
was cited for possession of drug para
Compiled by Senior Reporter
Josh Funk.
Hackers crash university’s
computers with ‘Teardrop’
The Daily Californian
University of California-Berkeky
Berkeley, Calif. (U-Wire)-Alarge
volume of University of California
Berkeley computers that are running
the Windows NT operating system
crashed Tuesday afternoon after com
puter hackers flooded the campus net
works with an Internet-based assault.
The crashes resulted in each com
puter having “the blue screen of death”
- the blue screen accompanying
Microsoft Windows’ “fatal error” mes
The computer attack, named
‘Teardrop,” was part of a nationwide
assault by hackers. The university’s
Windows NT systems received an
onslaught of worthless data, forcing the
computer to devote an increasing
amount of memory andfprocessing
power to the corrupt information lead
ing to the machine crashing.
According to several Internet post
ings, UC Berkeley was^one of several
educational institutions targeted in die
attack. Other campuses affected ^
include University of Califomia-Los
Angeles, University of Califomia-San
Diego, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and University of
In a posted message to a university '
newsgroup, university network admin
istrator Ken Lindahl wrote that a
“remote host” or hacker was intention
ally attacking computers on die campus
network. In response, Lindahl blocked
the host’s access to the network, which
enabled the computers to recover from
the attack.
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