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Business major hopes to return honor to politics
4 Staff writer
With one election down and
another to go in April, a University of
Nebraska-Lincoln student has
thrown his hat into the mayoral elec
Randall Reichert, a senior busi
ness administration and management
major, has declared himself a pandi
date for Lincoln’s highest office.
The 29-year-old, who also works
for the Nebraska Educational
said he hopes to bring his platform of
community and revitalization to the
forefront in his campaign.
“I want to get a sense of commu
nity out,” Reichert said. “I want to
see people joining together for a cer
tain cause, with certain goals.
“It’s a ‘we are all in this together’
- type attitude.”
In the non-partisan mayoral elec
tion, Reichert, a registered
Republican, joins state Sen. Don
Wesely, a Democrat, and Lincoln
City Councihvoman Cindy Johnson,
a Republican, to be what he calls “the
Johnson declined comment on
Reichert’s candidacy because she
said she has not yet formally
declared her candidacy.
Reichert will largely finance his
I’m not a career politician. I’m a
working man who just wants
to do the right thing.”
candidate for Lincoln mayor
own campaign, though he hopes out
side donations will come from stu
dents and members of the military.
Reichert, a maintenance engineer for
closed captioning at NET, was a U.S.
Marine for four years.
“I’m pretty mUch on my own,”
Reichert said. “I’m not a career
politician. I’m a working man who
just wants to do die right thing.”
Reichert aaid he got the idea to
run as a result of the recent presiden
tial scandal. He said he hopes to
bring a return to ethics and integrity
to political office.
“Being a politician today has lost
a sense of honor,” Reichert said.
Reichert, who grew up in Grand
Island, said he has learned a strong
sense of morality, honesty and con
In addition to his general plat
form of restoring honor to political
office, Reichert said he will empha
size a need for easier driving access
to downtown and concerns about
“Lincoln is at a critical point as
far as growth is concerned,” Reichert
said. “I question if we’re expanding
so fast that our infrastructure cannot
keep up with it.”
Thus far, Reichert said the issues
involving P Street and downtown
access are the staying points of his
He said he would also like to see
more police officers and firefighters
for Lincoln and higher salaries for
officers in both protection services.
Reichert has been a Lincoln resi
dent for nearly seven years and has
been a student since 1993, also work
ing full time with NET’S distance
He said he hopes a Web site will
be functional by the end of this week.
Those interested will be able to find
it at http://www.rr4mayor.com, he
Jeopardy! Online pits colleges
nationwide against each other
By Angelia Huntley
Students filled with a database of
mostly useless facts can use that knowl
edge to help UNL compete in online
Jeopardy against other colleges.
College Jeopardy! Online chal
lenges competitors to prove their
knowledge of college-related topics in
hopes Of winning electronic gadgets
and entertainment treasures.
Categories such as college football,
dropouts and unusual college classes
are just a few available in die online ver
sion of the game.
Caren Piela, a spokeswoman for
Sony, said her company offered the
game as entertainment for a generation
of students savvy with the World Wide
“College students kept coming
online, so it just made sense to make a
game for than,” Piela said.
College Jeopardy! Online, located
at http://www.station.sony. com/
jeopoardy/, is a 10-week contest that
started Sept 14 and continues through
The online version of Jeopardy is
nearly the same as the television ver
The game board has 30 screens
containing six categories. Under each
category are five ‘answers’ for which
contestants must formulate questions.
The questions are worth $100 to
$1,000 each, depending on the round,
and contestants face a round of final
Unlike die television show, die dol
lar amounts online are merely point val
ues. And if time expires or a contestant
give a wrong answer, the computer
picks the next category until the contes
tant answers correctly and regains con
As contestants accumulate points,
the leaders from central, east and west
regions are announced on the site each
Points from all contestants from die
same college or university are added
up, enabling schools to compete against
each other. Though the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln is not ranked in its
region - the west region - the
University ofNebraska Medical Centra*
is ranked No. 25.
Piela said that with colleges com
peting against each other, the game gets
“The feedback has been phenome
nal,” she said. “People really get into
Piela said schools with the top
scores.from die central, east and west
regions would be flown to either Los
Angeles or New York to compete for
the grand prize.
A television, VCR, stereo, tele
phone and $1,000 scholarship are just
some of the grand prizes.
“We asked college students what
they wanted, and it was a dorm room
full of products,” Piela said.
A total of300 smaller prizes, such
as T-shirts and MTV video cassettes,
are given weekly throughout the com
Eric Rogge, a freshman accounting
major, is one UNL student participat
ing in the game.
“It is just fun to see how I compete
with other college people, and I have
always been a big fan of Jeopardy,”
“I’m a big general-knowledge nut”
Rogge said the game is similar to
the version on television, except for
some of the categories. Rogge got
involved when he saw the Web site
address on the television show.
Piela said that last year about
100,000 students visited the Web site,
and so far this year the count has been
in the millions
The game was created by Sony and
is also supported by Citibank and IBM.
Sony owns Columbia Tri-Star
Television, which produces the show.
Nebraska legislators look at candidates
for Gingrich's vacated House position
GINGRICH from page 1
America,” he said, referring to the
conservative platform that swept the
GOP to control of both houses in
1994. “But I think truly the time had v
come for new leadership.”
Terry said the GOP’s disappoint
ing election showing had more to do
with the recently negotiated budget
deal than with public disapproval of
die GOP’s handling of the Monica
Other GOP leaders are expected
to receive challenges at the upcoming
party ^caucus. U.S. Rep. Steve
Largenlof Oklahoma, a retired NFL
Hall of Fame football player; said he
would challenge U.S. Rep. Dick
Armey, R-Texas, for the role of
Conference Chairman U.S. Rep.
John Boehner, R-Ohio, may be chal
lenged by another former football
player from Oklahoma, U.S. Rep.
Terry said he would vote to retain
Armey as majority leader, noting
Armey had lent considerable support
to his campaign. He said he had not
decided how he would vote in other
Despite the disappointing elec
tion results, Terry said, a change of*
leadership could provide the GOP
with a needed fresh start
“This may sound cynical, but I
think with the new leadership you’ll
see a legislative agenda as opposed to
a status quo agenda,” be «aid.
The Associated Press con
tributed to this report
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