The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 06, 1998, Image 1

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On the Brink Retracing his steps April 6,1998
Sophomore Heather Brink was the only Husker to Jeff Loos, owner of Backtrack Records, has made his hobby -
qualify for nationals as the women's gymnastics record collecting - into the habit of a lifetime. And with the help SPRINGING AHEAD
team placed fifth at the West Regional. PAGE 7 of the Internet, he's sharing it with the world. PAGE 9 Partly sunny, high 64. Partly cloudy tonight, low 45.
keep King
in union
■ Telephone polls led to the NU
Board of Regents* decision to
give the restaurant a new lease.
By Erin Gibson
Senior Editor
Student choice was the biggest factor as the
NU Board of Regents awarded another five-year
lease Saturday to Burger King in the Nebraska
After reading a letter from McDonald's
requesting a second chance to bid on the lease, the
regents unanimously approved the lease to
Horizon Food Serv ice. which operates the union’s
Burger King franchise.
James Griesen, UNL vice chancellor for
Student Affairs, said 304 Univ ersity of Nebraska
Lincoln students were polled by telephone either
at 6 p.m. March 16 or at 9 p.m. March 19 on
whether they would prefer Burger King,
McDonald s or Runza to operate in the union.
More than three-fourths of those surv eyed by
the UNL Bureau of Sociological Research listed
Burger King as their first or second choice.
Please see BK on 6
History of racial
problems leads
to UNL review
By Josh Funk
Senior Reporter
UNL's general record of racial problems
is the catalyst prompting the U.S.
Department of Education to review the uni
versity's racial harassment policies, federal
government officials said Friday.
No formal complaints were filed to
start the process, the review mainly is a
proactive move to make sure the racial
harassment policies at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln are sound.
Officials from the Office for Civil
Rights, a part of the education department,
will be at UNL April 13-17.
Linda Lrump. Uinl allirmative action
and diversity director, originally had said
the Office for Civil Rights selected schools
for review randomly, and the topic was
arbitrarily decided.
But Michael Hamilton, associate direc
tor of the education department's regional
office in Kansas City, Mo., said the Office
for Civil Rights considers information
from various agencies, people on campus
Please see REVIEW on 6
Jay Calderon/DN
JOHN REECE, of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, bursts out of the chute during the bareback riding competition at the
UNL rodeo Saturday. The UNL Rodeo Club organized the weekend event, held in Wahoo.
Rodeo Club ropes three titles
✓ ✓
By Amanda Schindler
Staff Reporter
Amid dusty boots and dustier Wranglers,
fans cheered and dirt flew at the 40th Annual
UNL Rodeo, the first of the season for the UNL
Rodeo team.
The team from the University of Nebraska
Lincoln walked away with one first-place belt
buckle, and both men's and women's all-around
titles after the clanging chutes and row'dy live
stock of the Saturday ev ening short-go round.
Junior agriculture economics major Kyle
Whittaker won the men’s all-around competition
and the final steer-w'restling event with an aver
age time of 4.7 seconds. Sophomore Jamie
Chaffin won the women's all-around title.
UNL Rodeo adv iser George Pfeifer was
We did all right, but we can always do better ’
Sara RaCxAtz
barrel-racing competitor
happy with the team's performance.
“They did real good." he said. "Nobody got
hurt too badly, and we had a really nice crowd
this year."
Six UNL students qualified for the finals in
seven of the nine events at the Saunders County
Fairgrounds in Wahoo Saturday.
Chaffin, an agriculture resources major,
competed in both breakaway roping and goat
tying, and freshman agriculture major Brian
W ray competed in calf roping. Neither placed in
the final competition.
Whittaker qualified in saddle-bronc riding,
placing fourth in the finals.
Junior agriculture major Jeff Richardson and
sophomore business major Scott Peterson paired
up for the team-roping event but didn't make a
qualifying run in the finals.
Senior agriculture major Sara Ragatz com
peted in the barrel-racing ev ent but did not earn a
Please see RODEO on 6
Assembly to teach respect in cool way
By Adam Klevker
Staff Reporter
With an expected attendance of 14.000 stu
dents from 262 Nebraska schools, the Best of
America "School is Cool" Jam will storm into the
Bob Devaney Sports Center today at 10 a. m.
The event is sponsored by the Nebraska
Athletic Department, which is working with the
Lincoln Public Schools department of special edu
cation, Golden Key Honor Society and Pi Lambda
Theta, education honorary.
“It's going to be a lot of excitement,” said Keith
Zimmer, associate director of academic programs
for the Athletic Department. "(The students) are
always looking forward to being at the Devaney
Center for this event.”
1 he expected crowd will be the largest in the
program's seven-year history in Lincoln. A total of
more than 45.000 students statewide have attended
the “School is Cool" Jam in the past.
Following today’s performance, the "School is
Cool" Jam will travel to Mid-Plains Community
College in North Platte where it will be joined by
Flusker football players Joel Makovicka and Dan
Alexander and volleyball player Mandv Monson.
Today’s featured athletes will include Husker
football player Bobby Newcombe and volleyball
player Fiona Nepo.
Newcombe said he was excited when Zimmer
asked him to be a part of this year's program.
“I’m looking forward to speaking to a lot of
kids,” Newcombe said. “It's great getting involved
with the community in that way.”
A traveling trampoline group from Denver
also will be performing stunts and speaking on
responsible decision-making.
Former Football Coach Tom Osborne will be
recognized in a tribute by some of his former play
ers including Cory Schlesinger. Turner Gill, Trev
Alberts and Tom Heiser.
Keynote speakers are Golden Key National
Honor Society representatives Chris Linder and
Jeremy Wortman.
Zimmer said this year s message is respect -
for teachers, parents and peers. He said a team of
survey takers polled area fourth-, fifth- and sixth
graders to see what issues were most important to
Using that information, the program coordina
tors decided what material to use in the show.
Zimmer said, "We’re very excited about every
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