The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 03, 1998, Image 1

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Newcombe in New Mexico
Quarterback Bobby Newcombe has returned to New Mexico to
receive further medical tests on his injured knee and visit his
family for one week, said his father, Robert, on Monday. PAGE 7
Reconstructing Teena
“The Brandon Teena Story” is playing for two extra
days, but its portrayal of Nebraskans, who have
packed the theater, is far from positive. PAGE 9
November 3,1998
Grab a Coat and Vote
Cloudy, light rain, high 42. Cloudy tonight, low 30.
The Last Words
Dawn Dietrich/DN
speaks to a crowd of about 25 reporters and supporters in
the Nebraska State Capitol on Monday afternoon. Johanns
encouraged supporters to get voters to the polls today.
Where it’s at
The polling place for students living
on campus is the Bob Devaney
Sports Center, 1600 Court St. Other
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• Dawn Dietrich /DN
with former Gov. Frank Morrison prior to Hoppner’s final
press conference before the election. Hoppner and his sup
porters said they were optimistic about his winning the race
for governor.
Despite lead, Johanns
still running strong
polling place inrormauon can De
found by calling the Lancaster
County election commissioner’s
office at (402) 441-7311 or visiting
the commissioner’s Web site at
On eve of election,
Hoppner predicts win
By Brian Carlson
Staff writer
Standing in the Capitol Rotunda
on Monday afternoon. Republican
Mike Johanns made a last-minute
pitch for voters to place him in the
office just down the corridor.
Flanked by U.S. Sen. Chuck
Hagel and the entire statewide
Republican ticket, the GOP nominee
for governor called on his supporters
to make one final push in the hours
leading up to today s election.
“We knew at some point we
would turn our fate over to the won
derful citizens of Nebraska," Johanns
said. “It's up to you to take the cam
paign now and through the next 3C
hours to victory tomorrow night.”
Although Johanns has held dou
ble-digit leads in recent polls, he said
he has not taken victory for granted.
He said he told supporters to contin
ue “to run like there are 30 hours left
and we’re 15 points behind.”
After three years of campaigning
and more than 140,000 miles on the
road through all 93 Nebraska coun
ties, Johanns said he has presented a
clear message to Nebraska voters.
“We knew that if we talked
straight to Nebraskans, worked hard
and stayed on the high road, we could
offer a new vision to the state of
Nebraska,” he said, “a conservative
“Out of these experiences around
the state we developed an agenda of
Please see JOHANNS on 3
By Todd Anderson
Senior staff writer
During a final press conference
from cramped campaign headquar
ters Monday, Democratic gubernato
rial candidate Bill Hoppner predict
ed victory against his Republican
opponent, Lincoln Mayor Mike
Hoppner ended a daylong sprint
through eastern Nebraska in Lincoln
by joining his running mate.
Democratic candidate for lieutenant
governor, Pam Bataillon.
Former Sen. Jim Exon, former
Gov. Frank Morrison and former
Omaha Mayor Mike Boyle threw m
their support for the underdog candi
dates, saying they were the best team
for Nebraska.
Exon said the race between
Hoppner and Johanns was a close
But in the end he said Hoppner
will attract a majority of voters in
Lincoln and in Lancaster County.
“The momentum in this race is
all Hoppner,” Exon said.
Exon also predicted the defeat of
Initiative 413, a proposed constitu
tional amendment that would limit
state revenue and spending, which
Hoppner and the Democratic Party
He said Johanns has been
“wishy-washy and mamsy-pamsy”
in his opposition to the proposed
Please see HOPPNER on 3
Taking a stand
Nebraska gubernatorial candidates Bill Hoppner
and Mike Johanns were asked their opinions on
key issues in this year’s race, as well as issues
that have been out of the spotlight:
Issue Hoppner Johanns
Initiative 413 Against Against
Initiative 414 Against Against
NU funding Increase About right
First area to cut Administrative Welfare
Last area to cut Education State Patrol
Death penalty For For
Concealed weapons Against For
Jon Frank/DN
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