The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 09, 1998, Image 1

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Champions, again Singing in the plains November 9 ,1998
The Nebraska soccer team won its second Big 12 On Wednesday, Opera Omaha releases “Eric Hermannson's Soul,”
Championship on Sunday with a 4-0 victory over based on the Cather short story of the same name. The three WET AND WIND'
Missouri. PAGE 10 performances are already sold out. PAGE 12 Breezy, showers, high 50. Wi? \ +onight, low 34.
Legislators consider
new House speaker
Livingston, Cox possible replacements
By Brian Carlson
Staff uinter
After Newt Gingrich’s surprise decision
to step down as Speaker of the House, one
Nebraska congressma'n has endorsed U.S.
Rep. Bob Livingston, R-La., to be his suc
cessor, while another said he had not yet
decided how to vote.
Gingrich, R-Ga., who also plans to leave
his House seat, made his announcement
Friday, three days after Republicans lost five
seats from their House majority in an elec
tion in which they were expected by many to
gain seats.
U.S. Rep. Doug Bereuter. who repre
sents Nebraska's 1st District, said he called
Livingston to lend his support.
For several months, Livingston had been
positioning himself to succeed Gingrich as
Speaker. After he announced Fnday that he
would challenge Gingrich for the Speaker’s
chair, Gingrich announced his intention to
“(Livingston) is not out of the woods yet,
but 1 have a lot of confidence in him and a lot
of respect for him,’’ Bereuter said.
Congressman-elect Lee Terry of the 2nd
District told the Daily Nebraskan he would
wait a few days before deciding how he
would vote in the Republican leadership
elections in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 18.
Nebraska s other member of the House
of Representatives, 3rd District U.S. Rep. Bill
Barrett, could not be reached for comment.
Terry said he had met Livingston and
was “very impressed.” Terry said he had not
yet contacted U.S. Rep. Christopher Cox, R
Calif., another possible contender for the
“I'm going to make sure the person I
support has the best plan for reducing taxes,
since that was my main platform,” Terry
Terry said Gingrich's fall came as a sur
prise. especially after the country had spent
most of 1998 contemplating whether
President Clinton's presidency would sur
“You look back 30 days, there’s no way
anyone would have thought this would hap
pen,” he said.
Terry, who received a campaign visit
from Gingrich one week before the election,
gave Gingrich credit for bringing
Republicans their first House majority in 40
years during the “Republican Revolution” of
1994. But after a series of GOP political set
backs at the hands of President Clinton,
Gingrich's decision to resign was a good one,
Terry said.
“In a sense I think (Gingrich) did a good
job in 1994 of marketing the Contract with
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Mononucleosis outbreak
hits Abel Residence Hall
By Crystie Nichols
Staff writer
' An outbreak of mononucleosis has
spread throughout Abel Residence Hall,
and many residents on the 13th floor have
been particularly unlucky.
“I think everyone up here is sick,” said
Rob Bruns, an Abel 13 resident who has
been diagnosed with mononucleosis, or
mono, as it is more commonly known.
Many residents in Abel have com
plained about or have been diagnosed
with mono.
“Normally we don’t know when peo
ple are sick unless they let the staff know
they are,” said Delmer Esters, a residence
director at Abel Hall.
“If students do notify us, we can pro
vide services such as notifying teachers
and delivering sick trays from food ser
vice,” he said. “However, (student assis
tants) cannot provide medical support; the
health ’aides on the floor will.”
But Bill Tenbensel, Abel 2 health aide,
said the care health aides can provide is
“If students come to us complaining
about mono, the only thing I can do is
refer them to the (University) Health
Center,” he said. “However, I can give
them Advil or any of the basics.”
Mono is caused by the Epstein-Barr
I hate to think of six
weeks of this stuff ”
Rob Bruns
Abel 13 resident diagnosed with mono.
virus. It often is found in adolescents and
young adults.
The virus often is spread through oral
contact, such as sharing drinks or food,
kissing and coughing.
The most common symptoms are a
painful sore throat with enlargement of
the tonsils, fever, headache, fatigue and
swollen glands. Some infected people
experience loss of appetite, nausea, vom
iting, diarrhea and a measles-like rash.
“My mono lasted for four weeks,” said
Kim Noyes, an Abel 13 resident. “I was
tired and slept a lot. 1 had a skin rash, and
my throat was swollen shut.”
Some serious complications of mono
include inflammation of the liver, jaun
dice and rupturing of the spleen.
“The doctor told me I was a lucky
case,” Noyes said. “She said one girl had
to be hospitalized, and another girl is out
for the semester.”
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Jonathan Houghton/DN
DEVINDER SANDHU does the traditional Indian Bhangra dance Saturday during India Nite ’98. Sandhu is
an agronomy graduate student.
Indian festival celebrates culture
India has a
lot of things
that we
Americans can
learn from.”
Dee Bundy
host grandparent
By Kelli Lacey
Staff writer
When Bob and Dee Bundy, host
grandparents to two Indian students,
first came to India Nite a few years ago,
their favorite part of the evening was
the exotic food served.
Dee Bundy said she and her hus
band love to be involved with interna
tional students because of the educa
tion gained from sharing cultures.
“I love the different ethnic groups
and cultures,” she said. “India has a lot
of things that we Americans can learn
This years India Nite was another
opportunity for the Bundys to be
exposed to the Indian culture they so
love and appreciate, they said.
India Nite '98 was presented by
Indian students at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln and was held at the
Nebraska Union on Saturday.
It was held to share and celebrate
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