The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 05, 1998, Page 6, Image 6

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    Some
classics
are
easier
You’ve gotta
have 4em, so
why spend
more than you
have to? At
Shopping.com
you can buy
your books
online and save
up to 46% on
textbooks and
up to 60% on
bestsellers_
with no waiting
in line!
... and. with, all
that money
you’re going
to save, you can
pick up any of
our
Billboard TOP
40 GO’S for
only
$8.97 each!
Then check out
our huge
selection of
computers and
over £60,000
computer
accessories,
supplies and
software titles,
the latest video
games for your
Sony
Playstation,
Nintendo 64,
Sega Saturn,
Gameboy or
SNES,
camcorders,
stereos, VCR’s,
magazines,
fragrances,
sporting
equipment,
a complete line
of furniture and.
accessories
and all of the
other
TWO MILLION
things you’re
going to need to
go to school!
WWW.
SRaoppiitfiT
1-888 IiOVK-a-SHOF « CO^fTl
Greek houses to hold
see-saw charity event
ByIevaAugstums
Staff writer
More than 175 students are recall
ing their playground days while at the
same time remembering the loss of a
loved one as they teeter-totter this
weekend to promote alcohol education
and awareness.
Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and
Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternity's first
“See-Saw-A-Thon” starts at 7 a.m.
today in the greenspace north of the
Nebraska Union. The event will con
tinue for 60 consecutive hours and
conclude 7 p.m. Saturday.
Jason Hirschfeld. Alpha Gamma
Sigma philanthropy chairman, said the
idea and sight may seem crazy, but that
it would shed light on a serious issue.
"There's an underlying message
we are trying to get out here,”
Hirschfeld said. “We want people to
think first before they decide to drink
irresponsibly or drive drunk.”
The two greek houses are hoping
to raise S10,000 for the Laura Cockson
Memorial Scholarship Fund. Hirsch
feld said.
Cockson, who was a junior pre
occupational therapy major and a
Gamma Phi member, was killed in an
April car crash when a drunken driver
smashed into her car.
The memorial scholarship, estab
lished by the Association of Students
of the University of Nebraska, would
go to a University of Nebraska
Lincoln student who brings awareness
to the adverse effects of alcohol.
"We want the community to know
we care about students and we still
want people to remember Laura," said
Andrea Bell. Gamma Phi Beta philan
thropy chairwoman.
Bell said the community has been
responsive to the group's fund-raising
efforts.
"Many businesses have already
donated hundreds of dollars,” Bell
said. "We have almost reached our
fund-raising goal."
I
U
We want this event to
impact everyone.
We need to have
extra support
and knowledge
of our cause”
Jason Hirschfeld
Alpha Gamma Sigma
philanthropy chairman
She said businesses sponsoring the
event include Old Chicago Restaurant,
826 P St., Pepsi Cola Co., and KKNB
FM (104.1) “The Point.”
On Friday and Saturday, from
noon to 1 p.m., Pepsi will pass out free
drinks. Bell said. The Point will broad
cast live Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and
Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Hirschfeld said students also will
be passing out purple ribbons during
the next three days to promote alcohol
awareness.
“We want this event to impact
everyone. We need to have extra sup
port and knowledge of our cause,” he
said.
ASUN President Sara Russell said
senate members will be on hand
Saturday to help teeter-totter.
“The money raised goes to a good
cause,” Russell said. "We are happy to
help out.”
Russell said ASUN will support
any organization's efforts to raise
money for the scholarship fund.
Donations to the Cockson memor
ial are being accepted at the “See-Saw -
A-Thon” site.
“We will see-saw through rain,
sleet, snow and hail," Hirschfeld said.
“Mother Nature won't keep us from
doing this for Laura and other stu
dents.”
-1
The Salvation Army
Thrift Stores
474*4747 • 737 P Street
1126 N. 27th Street* 1425 South Street
Clothing -- Furniture — Household
Appliances - Antiques'& Collectibles
We Need Your Donations!
PLEASE PHONE ‘
Shopping with us
buys a whole lot more!
Your purchase provides
a drug/alcohol
rehabilitation program.
The word is out:
WE’RE MORE THAN YOU THINK
• Low cost pregnancy testing & all-options information
• Pap smears & gynecological exams
• Birth control services
• Abortion services
• STD testing and treatment for males and females
• Sexuality education resources & services
• Flu shots and sports/employment physicals
0 Planned Parenthood®
of Lincoln
Caring, Affordable & Confidential Health Care
Educational & Administrative Offices Clinics
2246 ‘O’ St. 441-3332 3705 South St. 441-3333
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^246^OStree^44^30(^