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“A lot ofthat 10 grand wasfun money”
Dallas Smetter, a 1995 UNL graduate, on
how he spent his loan money
“I will stake my everything on it happening.
It will work”
UNL Chancellor James Moeser, on the
approval of an honors dormitory to receive
“She ’ll swim the fastest time and not
remember it because it doesn’t register. After
the race someone will ask her what she swam,
and she ’ll have to ask me what she swam.”
NU junior swimmer Beth Karacia, on
her teammate sophomore Shandra Johnson
“If this group can’t answer your questions
about 12, then there probably isn’t an answer.”
Royce Ballinger, director of EPSCoR, on
the lecture group that spoke about Intemet2
“It s taking the right to worship and the
freedom of speech and drawing the line. It’s
something important to the city of Lincoln.”
Council Chairman Curt Donaldson, on
the council's decision to appeal the ruling
that allows Rescue the Heartland to contin
ue picketing Westminster Presbyterian
“It is a win-win situation for downtown and
the city of Lincoln.”
Councilwoman Linda Wilson, on the
council's decision to change P Street back to
“Often when government stubs its toe, it’s
the citizenry that brings us back”
Councilwoman Colleen Seng, on what
caused the council to reverse its previous
decision on P Street
“That s like 30,000 people living on just
one city block and dumping their excrement
into open pits. I don’t want my kids to get sick”
Dave Merrick, of Stanton, on his concern
that hog manure could pollute groundwater
“We all got in a big huddle, and we all were
dancing around, screaming popping balloons.
It was just totally nuts.”
Amy Wiseman, on the NU track team's
reaction to getting into the NCAA finals
“I think that music is like handwriting. You
do it over and over and over, and you tend to
become more fluid, and there’s more subtle
Fugazi guitarist/singer Ian MacKaye, on
his band’s 11-year history
‘‘Students aren’t going to be students forev
er. Someday they may be able to become instru
mental in a museum collection. But they are
never too young to start.”
Kathy Piper, Nebraska Arts Association
executive director, on the usefulness of the
Sheldon Art Gallery
‘‘I jump out of the ugly tree and try to get hit
by every branch on the way down, and then I
channel her spirit and put on red glasses.”
Cross-dressing comedian Kandi Kane,
on dressing up as Salty Jessy Raphael
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More than just turkey
This Thanksgiving there are many NU groups to be thankful for
MATTHEW EICKMAN is a
senior finance and eco
nomics major and a Daily
As you sit in class on another
wonderful Friday, you should be
reminded that Friday comes earlier
In fact, we have a Monday, and
then a Friday.
Thank goodness for
Thanksgiving. A five-day break,
turkey, sleeping in and football.
As you thankfully sleep through
the regularly scheduled 8:00 a.m.
classes, wake up at noon, eat turkey,
get fat and watch football, you
should also be reminded that we have
much to be thankful for this year.
As we read the paper, watch the
television and surf the Internet, what
do we find?
The correct answer is not an
abundance of hard-core pom.
Instead, it is news of bad things,
We hear about a crisis in the
Middle East, our president messing
around, drug problems and death.
It is time to recognize those acts
and efforts that we should appreci
It is time to celebrate Thanks
giving because good things are hap
pening as well.
It is time to give attention to
those that don’t demand attention but
do things to help the student body.
To the Nebraska Alumni
Association, thank you.
The Alumni Association invests
time, money, sweat and blood in the
Not only does it do the small
things like the Pizza Pass during
Homecoming Week, but it makes
everyday investments for die stu
The Alumni Association has
established the Student
Enhancement Fund to assist student
organizations. The fund gives finan
cial assistance to groups to promote
diversity, community development
The fund is a statement from the
Alumni Association saying, “We
care about you. We are here to help.”
The association also ensures that
Master’s Week runs smoothly. While
the week rewards hardworking,
accomplished alumni, it serves a
greater purpose for current students.
Master’s Week reminds each of
us that we can be successful - even if
we are not attending an Ivy League
school. It motivates each student to
work hard in every endeavor and aim
for the stars.
The week is a statement from the
Alumni Association saying, “We
care about your futures as Nebraska
As a student at N U, 1 am thanktul
that we have a supportive and con
siderate Alumni Association.
To the Gamma Phi Beta and
Alpha Gamma Sigma chapters,
Thank you not only for support
ing the Laura Cockson Foundation,
but for the message you are sending
When Laura Cockson was killed
by a drunken driver last year, it
shook up her family, her friends and
the entire student body.
Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha
Gamma Sigma have made consider
able efforts to contribute to the
scholarship fund named after Laura.
Through philanthropies such as
see-sawing on the greenspace, the
two houses have shown great maturi
ty and responsibility.
Their efforts also send a vital
reminder to Nebraska students:
When you drink and drive, you hurt a
lot of people.
The two chapters have used then
leadership abilities to protect peo
ples’ futures. They have spent their
time to ensure that others will not
have to deal with the tragedy caused
by drunken driving.
To the Association of Students of
the University of Nebraska, thank
Thank you for the “Blue to MU”
We often call for action and
results out of our student govern
ment, and this time we got ’em.
ASUN stepped up to the plate
and stood up for the constituents that
elected the representatives.
Initiative 413 would have had
dreadful effects on our campus. It
would have put enormous pressure
on the backbone of our country’s
ASUN did all it could to ensure
that the initiative would not pass. It
encouraged student marches, ban
ners and wearing blue to the
Missouri football game to show how
“blue” we’d all be under the realm of
ASUN used its influence to edu
cate and inspire. It used its voice as
the representative body of NU to get
To the Nebraska women’s volley
ball team, thank you.
Thank you for playing with such
enthusiasm, consistency and heart.
You may not get all the attention,
but that makes your successes that
much more impressive.
You are all inspirational because
you are not playing to win the head
lines; instead you are playing for the
pride of winning.
It is unfortunate that the volley
ball team does not get all the head
lines because it is one of the best rep
resentatives of the hardworking
The Alumni Association, the vol
leyball team, Gamma Phi Beta,
Alpha Gamma Sigma and ASUN are
not the only people deserving of
However, they are reminders of
the good things happening. They
may not be the lead stories on the 10
p.m. news, but they are just as
The good things in our lives
should be the focus of Thanksgiving.
As you enjoy your days off,
appreciate those that have made con
tributions to your life.
Enjoy Thanksgiving, because we
do indeed have much to be thankful
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