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A strange journey
Joe Holmes came to Nebraska with a little help
from the mail and Rodney Fields. Now, he’s NU’s
_ starting point guard. PAGE 7
The Lied Center’s outreach program takes the
performing arts from the stage to the classroom
_ all across the state. PAGE 9
November 12, 1998
Mostly cloudy, high 45. Partly cloudy tonight, low 28.
Regent-elect s ideas focus on improving state education
I tended to have a
on things than
others did. But
that didn’t matter.
was my focus. ”
With 20 years of service in community and educa
tion policy, NU regent-elect Kent Schroeder is ready
to continue providing central Nebraska with “new per
spectives and policy to better the schools.”
Schroeder, a 5 5-year-old attorney in the law firm
Ross, Schroeder and Romatzke in Kearney, chal
lenged and beat Regent John Payne, president of a
Kearney furniture store, for the board’s District 6 seat
representing Central Nebraska and the University of
Nebraska at Kearney.
“I’ve always had an interest in education,”
Schroeder said. “I grew up with it, and I am living it.”
Approached by UNK employees, Schroeder said
there was a consensus on the UNK campus and com
munity that Payne no longer had the community’s best
interests in mind. *
Schroeder said he chose to run for the NU Board
of Regents because of those inadequacies Kearney
residents saw in Payne’s perfor
“He was more interested in
athletics than academics,”
Schroeder said. “Many felt Payne
had lost his focus and some of his
But Payne disputes
“Schroeder’s comment about
. me and athletics was his opinion.
The defeated regent said he ran on a platform that
stressed the importance of academics.
“I ran on the premise 18 years ago that there was a
need for academic standards at our universities,”
Payne said. “I have kept my focus through the years.”
However, voters decided Schroeder would replace
Payne at the university’s decision-making table.
Schroeder was honored to be approached by commu
nity members, though he said other people were well
qualified for the position, too.
UNK Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Barbara
Snyder disagreed. She said District 6 could not be bet
“Kent will do an excellent job representing us and
the state,” Snyder said. “He has the overall interests of
improving the University of Nebraska in mind.”
Snyder served with Schroeder for nine years on
the Good Samaritan Health Systems Board of
“He is a very thoughtful, thorough, patient man,”
Snyder said. “He is someone who is well-prepared for
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in the mall
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A CONSTRUCTION WORKER walks through an unfinished section of the new South Pointe Mall, 27th Street and Pine Lake Road.
Although only three businesses are open, seven more will open by month’s end. STORY ON PAGE 6.
ASUN sends back election rules
Ambiguous wordmg and uncertainty about
procedures prompted student government lead
ers Wednesday to send back the ASUN
Electoral Commission’s 1999 election rules and
Debate revolved around specific proce
dures candidates must follow if campaigning in
University of Nebraska-Lincoln residence
Electoral Commission Director Ryan
Fuchs said the Association of Students of the
University of Nebraska has worked with the
Residence Hall Association to coordinate elec
tion procedures between the two organizations.
Fuchs said about 13 additions and changes
were made to the 1998 election rules. Several
minor wording corrections were made, too, he
Senators debated the commission s propos
als and made suggestions.
“Sending the rules back is fine. I practically
expected it,” Fuchs said. “I'm glad senators
voiced their concerns and made suggestions.”
In addition to procedural changes, the com
mission recommends that party affiliation
names be removed from the election ballot.
Their decision comes from President Sara
Russell’s recommendation made last month.
Teacher’s College Senator Vernon Miller
said he was against removing party names from
“As a senate we may never truly represent
the entire campus,” Miller said. “With the stu
dent election group affiliation on the ballot, stu
dents can feel confident that the candidate they
elect will be beneficial to student government.”
Speaker Matt Boyd, however, supported the
“Removing the party name makes a person
stand and fight more on their own,” Boyd said.
“It would be more detrimental to our student
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still rising in
■ The United Nations has withdrawn
non-essential personnel, and another
U.S. aircraft carrier is on its way to
prepare for possible conflict with Iraq.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Clinton laid out
his case Wednesday for a possible attack on Iraq as the
Pentagon began a major buildup of American warplanes
and troops in the Persian Gulf.
Allowing Saddam Hussein to ignore the United
Nations by rejecting weapons inspections would only
embolden Hussein to “act recklessly,” Clmton said in a
cnaaoti of A rlm/rtAn V /
“We continue to
hope - indeed pray
- that Saddam will
comply,” the presi
dent said. “But we
t must be prepared to
act if he does not.”
U.S. warships head
ed toward the Gulf,
dozens of Air Force
missiles and 3,000
soldiers to the area,
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urgent than in the Persian Gulf, where Saddam Hussein’s
regime threatens the stability of one of the most vital
regions of the world,” Clinton said in a speech that sug
gested he was still weighing his options.
Adding to the atmosphere of crisis, the State
Department withdrew as many as 200 nonessential per
sonnel and their families from embassies in Israel and
Kuwait, citing the mounting tensions since Iraq on Oct.
31 stopped cooperating'with weapons inspectors of the
U.N. Special Commission. The department also suggest
Please see IRAQ on 2
If the inspectors
are not permitted
to visit suspect
sites or monitor
may as well be in
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