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Clinton can settle score
in NU-Michigan debate
Today in the Rose Garden, President
Clinton can solve what the bowls did not.
He can settle a debate involving an issue
closer to Nebraskans’ hearts than taxes, farm
subsidies and Monica Lewinsky.
He has the chance to publicly say what we
have been saying all along: The Nebraska
Comhuskers - not the Michigan Wolverines
- are the true 1997 NCAA football champions.
Clinton plans to honor both the
Wolverines and the Huskers during a South
Lawn ceremony. But a true decision-maker
should take a stronger stance.
Presidents have always admonished the
idea of shared world domination. Remember
the Cold War? We didn’t want to share with
those commies in the Soviet Union.
Well, the idea doesn’t work with the Big
Red here either.
i nus, it s time to break me detente.
It makes sense for Clinton to declare
Nebraska the true national champion.
Michigan is so far north it might as well be in
Canada. Nebraska, on the other hand, is in the
center of the United States, which makes it
basically America’s Team.
And Clinton, the figurehead of the U.S.
government - he who cherishes the simple
things in life like football, apple pies, farm
ing, steaks and Big Mac’s - should no doubt
find solace in cheering for America’s Team.
We think even Chelsea would be a Husker
fan once she decides to leave Stanford for the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. NU
Quarterback Scott Frost did! And look where
it got him.
Geographically, it makes sense for
Clinton to declare Nebraska the true national
champion. The president is from the South.
Nebraska is south of Michigan. Heck, it’s
practically right next to Arkansas.
Clinton already has met some members
• of the team when they visited after the 1994
Championship, and he’s practically best buds
with Tom Osborne.
If we don’t win by coercive diplomacy, it’s
time for war.
Clinton blows a whistle and the guys
loosen their ties, take off their coats and play
a short pickup game. We’ll call it the Beltway
Sure some players will get their nice Hue
suits dirty rolling around in Buddy’s little pre
sents. Sure Bob Griese’s son - what’s his
name - will try to pick a fight with Scott
Frost. And sure Charles Woodson will finally
admit to Ahman Green that Green should
have won the Heisman Trophy.
The important thing is that by day’s end,
the leader of our great nation can finally set
tle the score, and ease our minds, by naming
Nebraska - America’s Team - the true
NCAA football champions.
Besides, who else should the Lincoln
Bedroom be for?
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I would just like to take the time
to respond to the Lori Robison’s col
umn written Monday about juvenile
offenders - in particular, the
Jonesboro, Ark., boys.
In my opftiitm; “if you do the
crime, you do the time.”
I’m sure a lot of people would
agree with me on this. I am sick and
tired of the public defending these
two boys. I do realize that they are in
fact “kids,” but that does not excuse
either of them for their behavior.
I completely disagree with the
fact that they are being tried as juve
niles. They should get what’s com
ing to them; they should be tried in
If they knew how to get access to
the weapons, ammunition, a vehicle
to get to the scene and have a plan all
worked out, then they had INTENT.
This was a nremeditateH nlan tn
brutally kill, and the thing that sepa
rates the juvenile court system from
the adult court system is the ability 1
to form intent. These boys knew '
what they were doing, got caught,
and now we’re supposed to feel 1
sorry for them because they’re i
I think we should take a long ;
hard look at what our “kids” are
capable of doing and then decide if j
juvenile court is the best choice. ‘ ' t
Johnna Hargens (
Rape is never a “decision” *
Klaus Marre’s column on drink- i
ing was, for the most part, excellent. :
I have a great deal of admiration for
Matt Haney/DN -
>eople who stick to their principles
n the face of peer pressure.
However, I feel I must take issue
vith one of his statements: that an
ntoxicated woman who is raped
‘should have kept (her) guard up
tnd stayed sober.”
Knowing Klaus is a fair-minded
ndividual, I was surprised to see
his remark coming from him.
Yes, a woman may choose to
Irink, but she is never given a choice
n a rape situation.
By stating that an intoxicated
ape victim should have remained
iober, the blame is removed from the
apist and placed squarely on the
ihoulders of the victim.
A woman is not raped
BECAUSE she is drunk, but rather
because the rapist, stepping outside
the bounds of human decency,
decides he needs to have sex at the
cost of the victim’s emotional stabil
ity and well-being. |
This is ghouf power, no^about
alcohol and personal responsibility
on the part of women.
I thank Klaus for his column, but
I must ask him - and others who
share this misconception - to
rethink their views on such situa
English and women’s studies
A gruesome massacre
I am appalled by the inhumanity
of the administration for holding
classes on Tuesday.
This blatantly arrogant act
caused the trampling death of thou
sands of innocent worms that were
merely trying to save their own lives
by abandoning their flooded homes.
The failure of the director of
Landscape Services to save the lives
of his little invertebrate landscaping
friends also-appalls me.
Without worms UNL would be a
lifeless slab of rock instead of the
lovely green place it is.
And finally, I am greatly dis
turbed by all of the students of UNL
who heartlessly stomped on worms
Tuesday will be forever known
as: “The Great UNL Worm
Massacre of 1998.”
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