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NU community mourns
loss of instructor to stroke
■ The family and consumer sciences
professor is remembered for helping
others and living what he taught.
By Jessica Fargen
Eileen Curry remembers Herb Lingren as a former
colleague who opened up his arms to her when she was
preparing to undergo brain surgery a year ago.
UNL professor John DeFrain
remembers Lingren as the steady man
who has been just down the hall from
him for the last 18 years.
Lingren, a University of Nebraska
Lincoln family and consumer sciences
professor, died of a stroke early
Wednesday after nearly 20 years at the
university. He was 65 years old.
Some friends will remember him
as a man who lived the strong ideals of
Lingren marriage and family that he taught
Others will remember the man
down the hall always willing to listen.
“Whenever you get frustrated or feel crazy or feel like
the system is going nuts, you can always walk down the
hall to Herb’s office and say ‘Oh crud,’” DeFrain said.
“He’d look up and be working on some project and
push his chair back and smile and fold his hands on his
stomach and just kind of nod his head and let you kind of
“He just kind of holds things together. He was one of
Lingren’s death at BryanLGH Memorial Hospital East
was a shock to family and friends who prayed for him to
hang on to his life after his stroke, said DeFrain, a profes
sor of family and consumer sciences.
Lingren, who was also a Cooperative Extension fami
ly scientist, did not always measure his success in awards
and grants, but in helping families during the 1980s farm
crisis and teaching families how to cope, DeFrain said.
“I would guess that if you asked him what his greatest
project was he would say having a wonderful spouse and
wonderful children,” DeFrain said.
Lingren’s immediate family - his wife, Janet, and four
children - was the center of Lingren’s life, but sometimes
he extended that family.
A year ago, Lingren and his wife shared their family
experiences with Curry, who had been diagnosed with a
terminal brain tumor. The Lingrens went through a similar
tragedy with their own son, who also survived brain
surgery, and were there to counsel Curry, who taught with
Lingren for six years.
“He didn’t just teach it; he lived it,” Curry said.
“You don’t separate teaching and therapy, and being a
father and being a husband. It’s together. It all belongs
Georgia Stevens, an associate professor of family and
consumer sciences at UNL, had worked with Lingren in
Cooperative Extension for the past 10 years.
Much of Lingren’s most valuable work was outside of
the classroom, she said. Lingren prepared resource mate
rials and training for teachers, child-care providers and
And that work did not go unnoticed, she said.
“I really do remember just the numbers of community
people and truly professionals who looked to Herb as
mentor,” Stevens said.
Another thing Stevens remembered was Lingren’s sig
nature red jacket with “Keeping Families First” written on
the back - a slogan he lived everyday of his life.
“It was a day-brightener,” she said. “But Herb was a
Services by the Metcalf Funeral Home will be held at
9:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church, 50* and
St. Paul streets. Burial will be in Gowrie, Iowa, at 4 p.m.
Lingren is survived by his wife, Janet; and four adult
children: Diana, of Lincoln; Mark, and wife, Dorothy, of
Carmichael, Calif.; Bruce, of Lincoln, and Sharon
Meschi, of Mereno Valley, Calif.
Help needed for hurricane victims
From staff reports
Empty collection bins so far are
the result of UNL’s Rescue Relief
Drive for the survivors of Hurricane
A week into the collection, few
items have been deposited, but people
at UNL have another week to help.
University of Nebraska Environ
mental Resource Center, Amnesty
International, Ecology Now and other
student groups are sponsoring the
Collections bins are in the
Nebraska and Nebraska East unions
and will be sent to Nicaragua and
Honduras this month.
Co-director of the UNERC,
Graham Johnson, said all material
goods will be accepted.
“We’re hoping that the general
public, and especially UNL students,
will go down to the Salvation Army
and pick up clothing, blankets; noth
ing will be turned away.”
Hurricanes, floods and mud slides
from a collapsed volcano have left
about 10,000 people dead and about
15,000 either dead or missing in
Nicaragua and Honduras. The civil
infrastructure, including roads, houses
and bridges, has been destroyed, along
with food resources and supplies.
“The medical faculty that’s gone
down there tells us that the biggest
problem is not disease, yet,” Johnson
said. “It’s the lack of drinking water.
Right now, people are boiling rain and
Potable water tablets found in
health food stores would be especially
helpful, he said.
Canned or packaged grocery
items, such as beans, rice and pasta are
going to save lives, Johnson said.
Collection sites will be in the unions
until Nov. 20.
Fossils of previously unknown species found
WASHINGTON (AP) - It was a
monster dinosaur built for catching
fish, with razor teeth, a long snout and
foot-long curved claws that could
hook and hold the big ones.
Researchers who found the fossil
of this 36-foot-long animal believe it is
a previously unknown species big
enough and mean enough to have
dominated its world 100 million years
The new species, to be called
Suchomimus tenerensis, “was an
impressive-sized beast,” said Paul
Sereno, a University of Chicago pale
ontologist who found the fossils last
year in Africa.
“If you were standing next to it,
your eye level would be at its knee,”
Sereno said at a news conference at
National Geographic headquarters
Thursday. “This animal was easily the
size of Tyrannosaurus rex. And it was
not fully grown.”
Suchomimus apparently was a fish
eater, Sereno said, but it could threaten
virtually anything around it
“With its forearms and its jaws, it
would have been able to take down just
about anything,” Sereno said. “It was
the dominant predator of its time.”
The animal was generally shaped
Uke the T. rex, with two large hind legs,
a powerful tail, forearms and a toothy
head, Sereno said in a study being pub
lished today in the journal Science.
But Suchomimus was a member of
a group of animals called spinosaurids
that lived in the lands that became
Africa, Europe and South America
between 90 million and 120 million
years ago. At that time, T. rex was just
emerging in North America.
The discovery “provides important
new insights on the evolution and
adaptation” of the spinosaur group of
dinosaurs, said Thomas R. Holtz Jr., a
University of Maryland researcher.
The fossil was found in Niger, a
central African country on the south
western edge of the Sahara. In the
dinosaur era, the area “was a lush cli
mate that could support many different
species of dinosaurs,” Sereno said.
The animal’s most distinctive fea
ture is its long, pointed jaw, armed with
about 100 teeth. The end of the jaw is
tipped with an extra chin-like projec
tion, called a rosette, that actually con
tains the largest teeth. The top and bot
tom teeth mesh together to securely
hook prey, a design common among
“The jaw is really very much like a
crocodile’s,” Sereno said. “It was built
for snaring and swallowing.”
Suchomimus’ teeth also are typical
of fish-eating crocodiles, lightly
curved and hooked and not designed
The animal’s thumbs were about
16 inches long and tipped with 12-inch
claws curved like a sickle. The two fin
gers on each hand had shorter, curved
“The hand is amazing,” Sereno
said. “It was probably ideal for fishing,
for grabbing... into those large fish.”
It’s not known how die newly dis
covered Suchomimus died, but it
apparently was swept into a river,
rolled over and over and was then
buried by soil. When found in extreme
desert, wind had eroded the sands that
had covered it for 100 million years.
Other fossils found nearby suggest
the area had been lush, with water and
fish that attracted many predators.
At least four species of fish up to 6
feet long lived in the waters where
Suchomimus hunted, Sereno said.
There also were giant crocodiles.
“The most common thing we;
stumbled on is a very long-snouted
and very large crocodile,” Sereno said.
“We collected a 6-foot skull.
The crocodile would have been’
about 50 feet long.”
It is likely, he said, that the giant
crocodiles and Suchomimus competed
for the same large fish, “and I imagine!
the two squared off.”
Soaring above were flying
dinosaurs with 12-foot wing spans,
poised to attack from the air with;
wicked teeth and claws, he said.
Fossils for those animals also were
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