Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 11, 1998)
! Senior outside hitter Jaime Krondak is proud of her
eccentric personality, and her methods help loosen .
up the NU volleyball team. PAGE 11
A beautiful performance
The first installment of a three-part series: The history of
the Lied Center for Performing Arts is ripe with cash, con
troversy and plenty of drama. PAGE 10
November 11, 1998
A Gust of Sunshine
Mostly sunny, windy high 48. C 5" tonight, low 28.
VOL. 98 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 56
Veterans’ service remembered
By Todd Anderson
Senior staff writer
For many Nebraskans, the day named for veterans
kindles a resurgence of pride and respect for their
country and the people who fought to defend it.
But for some veterans, the day named for them
sparks memories of not-so-easy times and leads them
to question their country’s commitment to repaying
them for their service.
Dwaine Wilson, Korean War veteran and quarter
master of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, said he was
proud to have fought for his country during a time of
It s your job to be
ready if there s
on to help the
United States f
“We were led to
believe that it’s our
duty if our country
calls... to defend our
way of life,” Wilson
“In the Korean
War. we were told it
was to stem the tide
of communism,” he
Gary Erickson, a
veteran of the
Vietnam War, said
Americans owe their
treeaom to veterans.
But both Wilson and Erickson said they regret los
ing years of their lives to battle in foreign countries.
Adam Winter, a sophomore criminal justice major
and Marine reserve, said the possibility of going to bat
tle is a matter each soldier has to handle personally.
“It’s your job to be ready if there’s something going
on to help the United States,” he said.
“No one wants to go and fight in something like
that, but you have to realize what your job is.”
Tony Gallardo, who fought with the U.S. Army
during the Vietnam War, also said he questioned the
reason for fighting.
“(Those) wars can be discussed over a table and
ended in two or three weeks,” he said. “Not several
Though he regrets seeing young troops die on for
eign soil, Gallardo said he is proud to have served his
Please see VETERANS on 6
A LONE ROSE is stuck in the ground in front of a veteran’s headstone in the Wyuka Cemetery and
Mausoleum, 3600 0 St, Tuesday. Flowers and flags will decorate the graves of fallen veterans today
as the nation honors those who have served in the Armed Forces by celebrating Veterans Day.
Activities promote Native American Month
By Kim Sweet
Whether it involves taking in a
photographic exhibit or attending a
Pow Wow, Native American Month
will offer several opportunities to cele
brate and learn about American Indian
Activities such as the ninth annual
Pow Wow at the Nebraska Union will
focus on the food, fun and festivity
parts of American Indian culture.
Events such as the “Edward S.
Curtis’ Photographs of Plains Indians”
exhibit and symposium at Love
Library will help people to understand
the history of native people.
But every event will help educate
attendees, m one form or another, said
Matthew Jones, a lecturer at the
Institute for Ethnic Studies in the
Native American Studies Department.
One of the highlights of the month,
Jones said, occurs today at 3 p.m. in the
Great Plains Art Collection Gallery.
Amy Goodbum, assistant profes
sor of English, will present her
research of the federal American
Indian boarding school in Genoa.
The presentation, titled “Literacy
Practices at the Genoa Industrial
Indian School,” will give people a look
at one of the tools in history used to
deny American Indians their culture,
“You get to look at an imposed
educational process on another cul
ture,” Jones said.
Students from kindergarten
through high school were punished for
trying to express their American Indian
culture through language, dress and
other common ways of life in the
Indian boarding school, he said.
Another highlight of the month is
the Edward S. Curtis photographic
exhibit, depicting the everyday lives of
The exhibit begins Friday in the
Great Plains Art Collection in Love
Please see EVENTS on 6
“Literacy Practices at the Genoa
Industrial Indian School,” Amy
Goodburn, Great Plains Art
Collection Gallery, 3:30-5 p.m.
Curtis Photographs of the Plains
Indian Peoples exhibit, 215 Love
Library, Great Plains Art Collection
“Curtis Photographs of the Plains
Indian Peoples” symposium, 215
Love Library, 8:30 a'.m.-12:15 p.m.
Financial aid workshop, location
to be announced, 1-2:30 p.m.
New financial aid booklets for
American Indian students will be
“The Hidden Struggle: The
Involvement of American Indian
Women in Resisting the
Oppression of their People and
the Loss of their Tribal Lands,”
Marilee Johns, location to be
Red Letter Day for American
Indian High School Seniors, 8:30
American Indian Speakers Day,
Culture Center, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30
Hand Game, Culture Center, 6:30
Ninth Annual PowWow, Nebraska
Union, opening at 1 p.m. each
National Indian Education
Association Conference Review,
Brown Bag panel, location to be
announced, noon to 1 p.m.
Read the Daily Nebraskan on the World Wide Web at http:/ /ivwic.unl.edu/DailyNeb
By Veronica Daehn
A policy implemented a month ago
restricting the northwest corner of the
Nebraska Union after 6:30 p.m. to stu
dents will stay in effect, the Union Board
decided Tuesday night.
Saad Alavi, union night manager, said
the policy is working well and has made
students more comfortable.
“It’s helping the problem,” Alavi said.
“(Transients) know where they can be,
and we know where they should be.”
The Union is a public building, Alavi
said, and people cannot be restricted from
“It wouldn't work to put this policy
into effect in the Crib,” he said. “(The
University Program Council) has events
there on Thursdays, and it works in the
northwest comer only Monday through
Friday because of Saturday football
uaryi Swanson, iNeorasKa unions
director, agreed that the implemented pol
icy is working.
Although the restriction has led to an
increased number of transients in the Crib
area, there have been no serious problems,
he said. Most transients are cooperative
when asked to stop a particular behavior
or when reminded to leave the northwest
comer after 6:30 p.m.
“It appears that it is being self
enforced,” he said. “We have to credit the
homeless and transient population for
Swanson said once the north entrance
is opened, a campus security officer will
be in the union during weekday evenings.
“The presence of a uniform is usually
a great help,” he said “(CSOs) are able to
communicate better as problems arise.”
Swanson said he understands the
union is a public building and will contin
ue to accommodate the transients as long
as “they behave and follow the rules.”
Gregg Jablonski, Nebraska Unions
assistant director, encouraged board
members to contact students about the
___ c:-,,4. _i
i nv uvoi vvay iu uui 11 uiv pwi
icy is working,” he said, “is to ask vour fel
In other Union Board news:
■ Swanson said the union's north
entrance should be open within the next
couple of weeks. More indoor work has
been completed lately because of poor
weather, and that has speeded up the
process, he said.
■ The board discussed what restric
tions would be placed on the Nebraska
Union recreation center set to open next
semester. Swanson said he will approach
the board again before any definite deci
sions are made, but he did mention that the
general public is not allowed access to the
East Campus game room.
“Student IDs are checked,” he said. “If
you open an attractive area like that you
have to assume that it will be consumed by
■ Swanson said the Nebraska Union
will be open the Friday after Thanksgiving
because of the Nov. 27th Nebraska
Colorado football game.
Powered by Open ONI