The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 21, 1998, Image 1

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Clean Sweep
The No 3 Nebraska volleyball team rolled past
No. 10 Florida is three names 15-4. 15-8. 15-0
A & E
Da band
Pop-art trio Dada has resurfaced on MCA records
after their former label. I.R.S.. shut down. The\
play tonight at the Royal Grove. PAGE 9
September 21, 1998
Singin’ in the Rain
Rain. mostK cloudy, high 67. Cloud} tonight, low 53.
Car hits Weslevart student on UNL campus
By Josh Flak
Senior staff writer
\ Nebraska Wesleyan
Cnieersite sophomore remains
comatose after a car accident on
l NL Cite Campus earle Saturday
The eictim. 19-year-old Allison
Marquart. from Lincoln, eeas in a
drug-induced coma Sundae at
BreanLCH Medical Center West
following emergence brain surgery.
Doctors told friends and family
thee would know more about her
prognosis Mondae after thee bring
her out of the coma.
But UNL sophomore Nicole
Swanson, the victim's best friend
since junior high and an evewitness
to the wreck, said the doctors did not
sound positiv e Sunday.
Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
Marquart. Swanson and two other
University of Nebraska-Lincoln stu
dents were walking south on 14lh
Street after v isiting some friends at
Schramm Residence Hall. Swanson
All four women graduated from
Lincoln High School Marquart
and Swanson in 1997 and the other
two in 1998.
When they reached the Campus
Recreation Center. Marquart and the
two other women crossed to the w est
side of 141'1. Street to talk to some
people in a stopped car while
Swanson stayed on the east side of
the street.
After a minute or two of conver
sation. Marquart started to cross
back to the east side of the street to
talk to Swanson, but she didn't make
"1 didn't see the car coming."
Swanson said. "1 heard her get hit "
Then Swanson watched as
Marquart was thrown up into the
w indshield, smashing the glass.
before continuing over the car
Swanson said the car that hit
Marquart. a green Mitsubishi
Eclipse, did not have its lights on.
But Lincoln Police C'apt. David
Beggs said the incident report
included no mention of the head
The Eclipse was dm en by a 21 -
vear-old UNL student.
The driver told police she was
dm mg 20 to 25 mph.
But Swanson said she thought
the car w as going faster than that.
Beggs said no tickets were
issued the night of the wreck, but the
investigation is continuing.
Dawn Dietrich/DN
THAU VO, A UNL student involved in the Vietnamese Student Association, acts as the fairy queen in the play The Story of King Lac Long Quan
and Au Co Saturday night at Saigon Enchantment 1998. The night included Vietnamese food, dancing and singing.
Saigon enchants Nebraskans
■ Participants celebrate their
heritage with a mix of food from
Vietnam’s three regions, story
telling, an opera and a play about
the origin of the country.
By Kim Sweet
Staff writer
Authentic cuisine and entertainment at the
Sixth Annual Saigon Enchantment attempted
to carry attendees from Nebraska to Vietnam.
By focusing the night's events around the
main theme of “Vietnam: The Three Regions,”
Vietnamese Student Association members
hoped to give all who attended Saturday
night’s festivities at the Centennial Ballroom
in the Nebraska Union a chance to experience
the diversity of the region, said Ngoc Bui, a
member of VSA.
“We're just like the United States,” Bui
said. “The regions specialize in different kinds
of food and entertainment.”
The main course included specialties such
as bahn uot, a northern region dish, bahn beo
from the central region and mi xao gion, a
southern specialty.
After dinner was served, the sound of
drums filled the air as the VSA members
began to act out the story of King Lac Long
Quan and Au Co.
The story is a northern region Vietnamese
legend which describes how the three regions
of Vietnam came to be, Bui said.
The King and the Fairy came together and
produced 100 different offspring. The two sep
arated and spread their offspring through the
different parts of Vietnam, Bui said.
Members of VSA, along with those from
the local Vietnamese community, worked
together to present the rest of the evening’s
entertainment, which ranged from central
region stories to an opera from the southern
Bui said the VSA received positive feed
back about all aspects of the event from those
who attended again this year.
“It's always positive,” she said. “The peo
ple who go always give us compliments on the
food and entertainment.”
Chaney Haruf, a senior art education
major, has attended the event for the last three
“Every time I come I get so much from
seeing others’ culture.”
Bui said the program always has the same
basic elements, but the VSA tries to bring
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of tax lid
hold rally
By Brian Carlson
Staff writer
OMAHA Hav ing enlisted ITS. Sen. Bob
Kerrex to lead their efforts, opponents of
Initiative 413 made "413 is poison” their battle
cry at a rally Saturday.
The main level of the Orpheum Theater was
about half-full during the rally. where several
leading opponents, including l NL student gov
ernment President Sara Russell, shared a stage
with Kerrex,
"Initiative 413 would mean higher property
taxes and less opportunity for working families in
tne state ot
Kerrey said.
Kerrey was
recently named
one of five co
chairmen of
Mainstreet and
Measure 413, a
coalition of
groups opposed
to the proposed
Let there be no
doubt: A vote for
Initiative 413 is
a vote for higher
college tuition.”
Chuck Hassebrook
NU regent
limiting the growth of state and local tax collec
The other chairmen are 3rd District
Republican Rep. Bill Barrett; Helen Boosalis,
former national chairwoman of the American
Association of Retired Persons and former mayor
of Lincoln; Bryce Neidig, president of the
Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation; and Tom
Boyer, president of the Nebraska Independent
Bankers Association.
Those who attended Saturday's rally heard
brief remarks from more than a dozen opponents
representing city and state government, labor
unions and education. The group then marched a
few blocks up the street to the headquarters of the
Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, an orga
nization that supports the lid.
Several times, speakers prompted the audi
ence with the question. "What is 413?" The
crowd shouted back. "Poison!"
Several marchers carried signs bearing skulls
and crossbones to symbolize the potential effects
of the initiative.
Craig Christiansen, campaign coordinator for
the opponent coalition, welcomed Kerrey to the
campaign, saying the senator had wanted to be an
active leader rather than an honorary chairman.
Kerrey said he had joined the effort because
of the amendment’s potentially negative effects
on education, health care for the elderly and pub
lic services.
He also quipped, however, that, “anything
that gets me out of Washington, D.C., right now, I
will consider.”
Kerrey said that opponents have their work
cut out for them, with polls showing public sup
port for Initiative 413.
But he said voters, once educated about the
amendment and its potential impact, would turn
against the initiative.
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