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Nebraska had plenty of scoring chances but
couldn't finish with a 1-1 tie against Portland and
. 1-0 w in over Colorado. PAGE 10
Well, used ones, anyway. Used bookstores offer
students cut-rate prices on some required reading,
and the atmosphere is lighter, too. PAGE 12
October 12, 1998
Staring at the Sun
Sunny, high 67. Fair tonight, low 38.
VOL. 98 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 36
o„ Dawn Dietrich/DN
SABRINA FLORES, 12, watches her partner dance around her^during the Hispanic Festival on Saturday afternoon at
Agricultural Hall on the state fair grounds. Flores dances in a group called Sabor Mexicano.
Festival gives taste of Hispanic culture
By Anne Heitz
Staff writer ?
The spicy smell of authentic Mexican
food and fried ice cream, sounds of liv ely
dancing music and sights of brightly col
ored clothes and homemade crafts cov
ered every inch of the building.
The 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage
Festival, organized, sponsored and put on
by the Hispanic Community Center, was
in Agricultural Hall on Saturday and
Dancers, ranging from age 4 to 15.
wore sombreros and colorful dresses to
entertain the diverse crowd at the festival.
Children milled around carrying bal
loons and wearing designs painted on
It was a day for families. Hispanic
and non-Hispanic alike, to have fun and
learn more about cultures other than their
Booths of food. art. education and
crafts were set up around the hall for the
The booths were filled with colorful
hand-woven clothing, hand-made jewel
ry and detailed crafts and artwork.
Joel Gajardo. director of the Hispanic
Community Center, said it's important
for everyone to understand that Latin
America is a div ersity of cultures.
Please see HERITAGE on 6
debate calls for
By Brian Carlson
Nebraskans called on the federal government Saturdav to save
Social Security w ithout causing a negative impact on working
families and without privatizing the sv stem
During a teleconference sponsored bv Americans Discuss
Social Security, participating Nebraskans were in broad agree
mem wnn participants
from 'South Dakotjt.
North Dakota. Wyoming
and Montana in oppos
payroll tax increases or
benefits reductions and
expressing distrust of
All five states had
connected by satellite,
moderated from Wash
Like other states participants, Nebraskans supported reduc
ing benefits for high-income beneficiaries and increasing the
amount of income subject to the payroll tax.
At the Nebraska conference, held at the Nebraska ETV stu
dios on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus, par
ticipants also joined other states in calling on the federal gov ern
ment to end the practice of loaning Social Security trust funds to
finance other government spending.
Teleconference participants' opposition to privatization pro
posals could open the ears of politicians working on reforming the
Several proposals in Washington call for at least partial priv a
tization in the Social Security system, including one sponsored bv
U.S. Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey.
In a poll of v oters at all fiv e conference locations. 60 percent
opposed privatization in the Social Security system, and 34 per
Please see SECURITY on 6
reasonable to expect
my children to work
Activities fill week
with Husker spirit
By Ieva Augstums
New activ ities combined with
old events during UNL's
Homecoming week will continue
what organizers call a tradition of
The University of Nebraska
Lincoln's "Cherish the Past.
Continue the Excellence"
Homecoming week kicked off
Glenn C'acek. Nebraska Alumni
Association building activities man
ager. said upcoming events will
bring the university community
together. "There's a nostalgic aspect
behind homecoming tradition, his
tory." Cacek said. "It s a time for
alumni to come back to campus and
-we the similarities, changes and
lason McCallan. Homecoming
Steering Committee chairman, said
Homecoming week provides alumni
and students with the opportunitv to
celebrate the Cornhusker spirit.
This year's theme was based on
the transition from past Nebraska
football Coach Tom Osborne to new
Coach Frank Solich.
"This year doesn't only remem
ber the past.” McC'allan said. "It
emphasizes the continuing excel
lence at UNL athletics and acade
A total of 42 teams organized by
residence halls, greek houses and
student organization div isions will
compete in contests and activ ities
throughout the week.
Participation points will be
awarded to each team that attends
and competes in Homecoming activ
Marlene Bevke. ASUN director
Please see CHERISH on 3
By Sam McKewon
The fragile house of cards that
wobbled against Oklahoma State came
crashing down for Nebraska on
That crash came courtesy of Texas
A&M, which beat the Comhuskers 28
21 at Kyle field in College Station,
Nebraska trailed 28-7. but made a
comeback that fell short when Bobby
Newcombe was intercepted with 58
seconds remaining in the fourth quar
Though NU lost, it did not drop out
ofthe tqp 10. In both The Associated
Press gnd the USA Today Coaches
polls, the Buskers dropped to eighth
place, now behind Big 12 Conference
foe Kansas State, which stands at No. 3
m the coaches poll and No. 4 in the AP
But for the Nebraska fans, it w as an
end to the perfection that extended
back to the 1996 Big 12 Championship
game. Cone was a 19-game w inning
streak. Gone was a 40-game confer
ence winning streak in the regular sea
"We've got to put this behind us."
tight end Sheldon Jackson viid.
See cov erage on pages 8. v ind 10.
BOBBY NEWCOMBE and Shevin Wiggins are consoled by Turner Gill after a
28-21 loss to Texas A&M. It was the first loss in 20 games for the Cornhuskers.
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