The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 01, 1998, Page 12, Image 12

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4x4, yellow
door figure
into dream
Dear Nancy,
I am a single mother of two
children, ages 11 and 17, and I’m a
1 u:'an . I have
in a long
distance rela
Illinois. We
have met for a
sek at a time
re and there
the rela
tionship has
been a difficult
one due to the
distance. The day after I had this
dream the first time, she broke up
with me. I don’t want to break up
and have been trying to mend our
relationship-. I very rarefy'rtmem
ber my dreams, but I have had tins
exact dream over and over again.
Can you help me understand it?
I pick my girlfriend up at the
airport, and we go to get in my car.
It is a large old 4x4 pickup, all
primer gray in color except for the
passenger door, which is a bright
yellow. We drive to my house and
park, but when we pull up I notice
that alfeKEjRi iWi&fteoJ'S,
gone. --- — -
The mounds of dirt and the
tomato cages are there but no
plants. I am surprised and confused.
I wake up.
Dear Leta,
Let’s explore the symbols in
your dream. When I asked you what
associations you have to large old
pickup trucks, you answered, That’s
my kind of car. I love big trucks!
You went on to say that you jure a
down-to-earth kindtf woman and
to your friend, who is highly educat
ed and works at a prestigious uni
In your dream the passenger
door is bright yellow and this
woman is your passenger. The color
yellow often represents the intel
lect. Is your friend going to be too
intellectual for you? Is the dream
illustrating this relationship as a
mismatch by showing a yellow door
on a gray buck /
A 4x4 Buck is a work vehicle in
comparison to other cars like sport
cars, vans, family cars. Are you the
one who is doing all the work to try
to patch up die relationship?
When you arrive at your home
you see that your garden is gone.
Dreams often use the home as
a symbol of the whole Self, with
each part of the home a different
part of the dreamer. Using this as a
guide, the garden would symbolize
what is growing in our lives, what
we are cultivating and nurturing.
When we did the dream-work
on the telephone, you said you have
a marked tendency to set aside your
own life in order to blend with the
life of your significant other. Could
this be a warning dream? What’s
growing in your life? Your children?
Your friendships? Your career? Your
creative outlets? Are they going to
be uprooted by this relationship?
I wish you the best of luck,
Leta, and I hope you will act wisely.
Nancy Huseby Bloom has stud
ied dreams for 18 years, Dreams
may be sent to her at Box 8739,
Spokane, WA 99203, or by e-mail at
dream@icehouse. net.
carve niche
at state fair
First-year festivities
draw large crowds
By Jim Zavodny
Staff writer
Your pocketbook isn’t the only thing tak
ing a hit this year at the Nebraska State Fair.
The Great American Lumberjack Show
entices crowds daily by mulching tree trunks
into toothpicks and shredding bulls-eyes with
thrown axes.
While pushy caraies try to divert trusting
souls to their rigged games and expensive
midway rides, you and all your friends can
take in the fair’s hottest and most entertaining
new attraction - for free.
Flocks of families, older folks and teen
agers gathered around the East Exhibit Area
Monday evening to behold five of the nation’s
best lumberjacks. And no one left with a sour
taste in his mouth, just a lot of saw dust - or
“lumberjack kittv litter” as thev call it.
J.R. Salzman, 19, from Hayward, Wis.,
presently holds the world championship in
one of the two aquatic events in the show: log
rolling. Salzman has participated in lumber
jack shows since he was 5 years old, and said
he continues to compete because of all the fun
themselves through college doing log rolling
and just basically having fun all summer? You
can’t beat that,” Salzman said.
But even the champ couldn’t hold his own
on Monday, as Salzman literally fell to fellow
lumbeijack Gunther Stolze of Iron Mountain,
Mich., in the log-rolling competition. In a
best-of-three contest, Salzman and Stolze,
27, mounted a 16-inch-diameter log floating
in a pool of water with intentions of knocking
each other off through deft footwork.
Salzman won the first match but slipped and
crashed on his crotch the second before
Please see STATE FAIR on 13
Dawn Dietrich/DN
GUNTHER STOLZE, of Iron Mountain, Mich., shows off his log-rolling skills Monday for a crowd of fair
goers. Stolze also juggles tennis balls and jumps rope while log rolling.
By Sarah Baker
Senior staff writer
If you build it, they will come.
Or, in the case of the UNL jazz
program, if you rebuild it, they will
Gene Smith, the newly appointed
director of jazz activities, is devoting
much of his time to rebuild a once
thriving jazz program at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The school has not always been
lacking in a jazz-oriented program,
Smith said, but it has not flourished
since the 1970s.
Because of retiring faculty, polit
ical reasons and a drop in interest,
die program took a back seat in the
school in more recent years.
“Not having the jazz studies
major was the biggest thing,” Smith
Bringing the program back to the
forefront in the music school is one
of Smith’s goals in his new position,
and he said he has been working hard
to do just that.
The new expanded program con
sists of two jazz big bands, a jazz
vocal ensemble, and two instrumen
tal jazz groups. Smith said one of his
objectives is to try to increase stu
dent participation in these ensem
■ i
Smith said he hopes to get to
these students by improving the pro
gram’s recruiting tactics, which he
compared to the NU football pro
gram’s rigorous recruiting strategies.
“You have to make the end prod
uct good,” Smith said. “Once you get
the good coaching, you can get the
good players.”
Mike Cain, a member of the jazz
ensemble and a junior music educa
tion major, says he thinks the
expanded program holds promise for
a variety of reasons.
“Jazz is one of the only
American-influenced types of
music,” Cain said. “It’s a large part of
our culture and it’s important for us
to show what we have done.”
The jazz ensembles perform in
both Lincoln and Omaha, and Smith
said he thought these shows were
key to recruiting as well.
“Once someone sees the group
play and sees the talent, they will
want to be a part of it,” he said.
Smith said students participating
in the ensembles get one credit hour
for their time, as well as die opportu
nity to gain performance skills.
Auditions for die groups are held
each semester, so students are never
completely secure in their positions.
% “Competition is always good,”
Smith said. “Since there are always
more people trying out, it keeps
everyone on their toes and motivat
Smith also said he is developing
long-term goals for the jazz school,
including more jazz-specific classes
want to participate,” he said
Any students Who are interested
in becoming a member of one of the
jazz ensembles can contact Gene