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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 1, 1998)
By Veronica Daehn
’Tis the season for philanthropies,
and an RHA group is asking UNL stu
dents to help its cause.
Jadd Stevens, chairman of the
Residence Hall Association’s Student
Action Team, hopes students will sup
port the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree
project, even though there are several
other charities seeking assistance dur
ing the holiday season.
The Angel Tree project has been
the Student Action Team’s main focus
this semester, said Laura Sullivan, a
team member and junior political sci
The Student Action Team is an
RHA committee that deals with stu
dent issues and volunteer service.
With help from the Association of
Students of the University of
Nebraska, RHA is serving as campus
sponsor of the Angel Tree project.
Christmas trees will be in both the
Nebraska Union and East Union this
week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The trees
will hold a total of 1,500 ornaments,
each representing a child in Lincoln
whose family needs help with holiday
Students can select an ornament,
purchase a gift of $ 10-$ 15, and return
it to the front desk of Abel, Smith,
Neihardt, Selleck or Burr-Fedde resi
dence halls by Dec. 8.
Angel Tree ornaments also will be
placed in the Women’s Cento-, Culture
Center and Student Involvement
office this week. Today, Wednesday
and Thursday, ornaments will be
available at food service in Abel
Cather-Pound, Selleck and Neihardt
The Nebraska Union tree will be
kept in the ASUN office when the
union booth is closed. Ornaments will
also be available there, and gifts will
There is only one rule as to what
gifts may be purchased.
“Since the Salvation Army doesn’t
promote violence, no guns or knives
may be donated,” Stevens said. “Other
than that, all gifts are welcome.”
Stevens said trees are stationed
across Lincoln to try to find buyers for
all the children. The Salvation Army
has, however, overcompensated a bit
so all leftover ornament requests will
be filled, he said.
Aside from RHA’s efforts, Stevens
said help has also come from ASUN
and the Athletic Department, which
has agreed to take 100 ornaments.
This is the second year that a cam
pus Angel Tree has existed, and
Sullivan is hopeful it will be success
“Hopefully, we can make it as
good, if not better; than last year,”' she
RHA also is involved with the cur
rent campus food drive, supported by
Neihardt Council’s swing dance Nov.
19. Four boxes of food were gathered.
“The people who were there had a
really good time,” she said. “We
decided this was something worth
Both Stevens and Sullivan hope to
fill all the ornaments on the tree and
gather as much food as possible.
“We’d like to help everyone,”
Sullivan said,“but if we can help just a
few, it will be worth it.”
Hotel employee arrested
Police arrested a 21-year-old
Comhusker Hotel employee Monday
for setting fire to one of the rooms
The fire Patricia Salazar admitted
to starting caused about $40,000 dam
age to the third floor of the hotel at
333 S. 13th St., Fire Inspector Don
Gross said. The sprinkler system
flooded the floor and caused $33,000
damage to the carpeting and elevator
Gross said he conducted a 12-hour
investigation into the fire, which start
ed in room 311 around 10 a.m.
The paper trail led to Salazar, who
confessed when confronted.
She used a match to light some
papers, then spread the fire to newspa
pers in the room.
Gross said Salazar would not say
why she set the fire. She was jailed for
first-degree arson Monday afternoon.
Man robbed despite kindness
A man who was asked for a ciga
rette Friday afternoon was robbed at
knifepoint despite his kindness.
The 38-year-old victim was stand
ing on the northwest corner of 21st
and O streets around noon when
another man asked him for a cigarette,
Lincoln Police Sgt. Ann Heermann
When the victim reached into his
coat, the suspect held a small knife to
his throat and forced him into an alley.
The suspect told him not to make a
scene and took $20. H^is described as
a white male in his late 30s, 5 feet, 9
inches tall, 160 pounds with shoulder
length brown hair.
Vandals trash Asian Center
Vandals dumped water, food and
paint on the floor of the Asian
Community and Cultural Center last
week causing $3,730 damage.
The vandals apparently entered
the 140 S. 27th St. building Tuesday
night through a window and started
dumping things in the basement,
Buckets of water were followed by
buckets of paint and canned and
frozen foods from the community
The floor, stereo, organ, table and
four chairs were covered with the
mess, and the fire extinguisher was
discharged in the room.
In the process three oriental cos
tume masks, valued at $1,500, were
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From staff reports
To help conserve waste paper, the
new Aliant phone books issued this
week will coroein small sizes for res
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nator on campus, is one of the people
bdhindtfe idea in the size change.
If this change works, next year
people will be able to request which
size of book they want.
Linda Geisler, a coordinator for
phone book distribution, said she
wants and expects feedback from
students and staff.
Both Ekart and Geisler urge stu
dents and staff to recycle their old
phone books Dec. 17 and 18. People
can deposit the books in the office
paper containers around campus on
those two days. The old phone books
will be sent to Chicago or Green Bay,
Wis., and turned into either
newsprint or insulation.
Ekart encourages people to recy
cle whenever possible.
“My job is to make piles and get
them hauled off,” he said.
Milk mustaches may bring fame to students
■NU’s winner will have a
chance to compete for a
spot in a Sports Illustrated
commercial and will appear
in the Daily Nebraskan.
By Sarah Fox
Staff write* •:
It doesn’t give you a caffeine
high, you can’t buy it from a Pepsi
vending machine, and you can’t carry
a liter of it around all day to help
make it through class.
But drinking it in the Nebraska
Union today could place your picture
in Sports Illustrated.
Tracy Naden, spokeswoman for
the Milk Processor Education
Program, said about 200 people usu
ally show up for their chance to be
photographed with a milk mustache
for the “Milk, Where’s Your
“It’s pretty popular among col
lege students,” she said.
The Milk Mustache campaign
will pass out free milkshakes to stu
dents from noon to 2 p.m. inside the
west entrance of the union. After
drinking the milkshakes, students
will pose for the camera and hope
their mustaches are white and thick.
Though contestants traditionally
are students, faculty and staff mem
bers can participate as well, she said.
Contestants need to have “a really
prevalent milk mustache,” Naden
Some of the more creative con
testants Naden has seen brought cow
stuffed animals, their girlfriend or
boyfriend or even the school mascot
with them. c
“People will pour a whole glass
of milk all over their head or take
their shirt off,” she said. However,
most people don’t need to go to
extremes to get a good photo shot.
“Just acting excited and having a
really good milk mustache is (impor
tant),” Naden said.
Each student who competes will
receive a free T-shirt. The UNL win
ning photo will appear on
http://www.whymilk.com and in a
“Got Milk?” ad in the Daily
The winning student will then
compete against other students from
more than 100 other universities. The
best “Milk Mustache” student will
appear in an ad for Sports Illustrated
Jerry Weber, head athletic trainer
for the university, said he hopes the
campaign will encourage students to
drink milk more often.
“There’s a lot of misunderstand
ing about milk,” he said.
“They kind of look at milk as
something Mom made them drink at
home, and now that they’re away
from home, they don’t want to do that
anymore,” Weber said
Statistics provided by the Milk
Processor Education Program said 70
percent of college non-athletes skip
Many students also are afraid
drinking milk will cause them to gain
weight, Naden said.
“College students have a myth
that it’s high in fat and that it’s not
good for you. They forget that skim
milk is fat-free,” she said.
Naden said other beverages, such
as pop and juice, have more sugar and
calories than milk and do not always
have the eight essential vitamins milk
does. She recommends students
drink three glasses of milk daily to
build bone mass.
Weber said he hopes students
enjoy the campaign.
“It’s a fun, informational way of
There s a lot of misunderstanding about
milk. They kind of look at milk as
something Mom made them drink at home,
and now that they re away from home, they
don’t want to do that anymore.”
UNL head athletic trainer
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