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By Lindsay Young
Chicano Awareness Week is not
just for minorities, and it’s not just for
Chicanos - the week is for everybody,
“I want everybody to (participate)
regardless of whether they feel
uneasy,” said Juan Izaguirre, UNL
Mexican American Student
Association vice president “I want it
to be an everybody celebration.”
The week, sponsored by MAS A,
will give people a glimpse of what it is
like to be a Chicano student in
Nebraska, he said.
The issues Chicano students face
are different in Nebraska than in New
York or California, said Izaguirre, a
sophomore social sciences major.
The theme organizers chose for
the week was “Dias de la Raza - Day s
of the Race.” The week kicks off today
at noon in the Nebraska Union Crib
with dancers and speakers such as
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Each day focuses on a different
aspect of the Chicano culture, includ
ing today’s “Day of Education” and
“Day of the Youth” on Friday and
Saturday. Tuesday is “Day of the
People,” Wednesday is “Day of the
Children,” and Thursday is “Day of
The main event is the banquet on
Friday in the Nebraska Union
Centennial Room, said Cameya
Ramirez, MASA treasurer. The ban
quet will feature Mariachis Zapata, a
band out of Omaha, and Fred Soto, a
nationally renowned speaker out of
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I want everybody to (participate)
regardless of whether they feel uneasy. I
want it to be an everybody celebration.”
MASA vice president
Some MASA members saw Soto
speak at a Chicago Hispanic
Leadership Conference last fall.
Izaguirre said he was a great motiva
tional speaker who kept his audiences
“I know he had everybody waving
their napkins in the air,” Izaguirre
Other events include alumni
recognition, presentation of the
MASA member-of-the-year award
and authentic Mexican food horn Los
Mendoza Mexican Restaurant, 1400
N. 48th St
The banquet costs $ 10 at the door.
Anyone interested in buying a ticket
before Friday can contact Ramirez at
Anyone can register on-site for
the talent show, which is scheduled
for 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Culture
Center. Izaguirre encourages every
one to try, regardless of talent
“If your talent is balancing a
spoon on your nose, then you can
come do that for five minutes,” he
Ramirez hopes those who attend
the week’s events will gain “a sense of
what we stand for, who we are and the
things we do.”
Other events include:
■ Bilingual Education Seminar
today at 7 p.m. in the Nebraska Union
■ Graduate Student Brown Bag
Tuesday at noon in the Nebraska
■Gender Roles Workshop
Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Culture
■ Chicano Videos Viewing and
Discussion Wednesday at noon in the
■ Children’s Carnival and
Lowrider Model Contest Registration
and Judging Wednesday at 6 p.m. in
the Culture Center.
■ Mexican Food Lunch
Wednesday at noon in the Selleck
Residence Hall Dining Hall.
■ Mexican Dance Instruction
Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Culture
■ MASA Alumni Reunion
Reception Saturday at 6 p.m. in the
■ Chicano Awareness Week
Community Dance Saturday at 9 p.m.
at the First Avenue Banquet Hall.
Tickets are $5 for University of
Nebraska-Lincoln students and $7 for
Meat evaluators win contest
UNL team places first in all three areas
By Ryan Brauer
Fifteen Grade-A meat evaluators
recently returned to UNL from a suc
cessful trip to Wyoming.
The 1998 University of Nebraska
Lincoln Meat Animal Evaluation Team
placed first overall in the 1998
Northwestern Meat Animal and
Carcass Evaluation Contest held April
2-4 at the University of Wyoming in
Besides UNL, the regional contest
played host to teams from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison,
Wis., the University of Wyoming, Utah
State University in Logan, Utah,
California Polytechnic University in
Pomona, Calif., and Brigham Young
University in Provo, Utah.
The UNL team, made up of 15 stu
dents, placed first in all three of the con
test’s divisions: Market Animal,
Breeding Animal and Carcass
Evaluation. Each division was held on
separate days of the three-day contest
Keith Gilster, livestock extension
evaluation specialist and the team’s
coach, said team members evaluated the
fat and muscle content of live cattle,
hogs and sheep on the first day for the
Market Animal division. Contestants
then estimated the market value of each
The second day was spent evaluat
ing breeding animals.
On the third day of the contest, har
vested carcasses were measured and
evaluated for price. Actual fat and mus
cle-content results were compared to
estimates to determine scores.
“The contest is really tied to the
meat-animal industry,” said Gilster,
who is in his 14th year as coach of the
team. “Nebraska is a large meat-animal
state so this also ties nicely to our land
grant university mission of education,
extension and research.”
Gilster said the team also placed
fifth out of 11 teams at the national
competition in St. Joseph, Mo.
Doug Setlick, a senior animal sci
ence major from Stanton, said the con
tests are a very practical experience.
Setlick was the Wyoming contest’s
overall individual champion.
“It teaches you to evaluate animals
on many different qualities,” Setlick
said. “I want to be a cattle buyer, and this
gives you a good eye for livestock.”
Travis Farran, a senior animal sci
ence major from Stanton, agreed.
“It’s an excellent opportunity, and
you learn a heck of a lot”
Student cited for marijuana
UNL freshman Nickolas Terrio
was cited for possession of marijuana
A residence hall official smelled
marijuana smoke coming from
Terrio’s fourth-floor Schramm
Residence Hall room and called
police, University Police Sgt. Mylo
The officer knocked on the door
several times before Terrio answered,
and then he asked Terrio for permis
sion to search the room.
Terrio, 18, consented to the search
in which the officer found part of a
marijuana cigarette in one corner of
the room and a plastic bag containing
what he suspected to be marijuana.
Terrio was cited for possession of
less than an ounce of marijuana.
Robbery attempt failed
A would-be robber was thwarted
by some strong words at daVinci’s
The suspect was waiting near the
trash container behind the 120 N. 66th
Street restaurant when a 16-year-old
female employee came out with trash
just after 11 p.m., Lincoln Police Sgt.
Ann Heermann said.
He told her to be quiet, and he put
her hands behind her back.
The suspect asked how many peo
ple were inside and then prepared to
Just then another employee, a 25
year-old man, came out die back door
and encountered the robber.
The girl broke free of the robber
and fled to the southeast
The robber pointed his pistol at
the other employee who called the
robber a “son of a bitch.”
Then the robber fled.
The robber is described as 5 feet,
4 inches tall, 150 pounds, wearing a
black wind breaker, black jeans, black
sunglasses, a dark ball cap and a black
bandanna tied over his face.
Police said this description is simi
lar to the robber who held up the Arby’s
Restaurant, 27* Street and Nebraska
Highway 2, Wednesday night.
Shooting damages cars
Several shots were fired into two
parked cars as part of a drive-by
shooting early Friday morning,
Eleven 9 mm shell casings were
found outside an apartment on the
1200 block of Arapahoe Street where
two cars, parked next to each other,
were hit with gunfire, Heermann said.
The rear window of a 1990 Toyota
Celica was shot out, and there were
several bullet holes in the car, causing
$800 damage.The taillights of a 1985
Ford Tempo also were broken in the
shooting, causing $200 damage.
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