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Hey Culligan man! A record holiday December 7,1998
Nebraska received a bid to play Arizona in the Culligan Holiday This season, festive albums abound for people of
Bowl on Sunday. The Wildcats are 11-1 this season and had hoped all faiths and beliefs. Albums include music for A RETURN TO NORMALCY
for a trip to the Rose Bowl before UCLA lost to Miami. PAGE 9 Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. PAGE 12 Partly sunny, high 40. Partly cloudy tonight, low 23.
Shortened Star City Parade draws crowd \
By Josh Nichols
Despite a cold drizzle midway
through Saturday's festivities, huge bal
loons. bands, classic cars, dogs and
even a group of llamas tramped down O
Street as part of the 14th annual Star
What began as a beautiful morning
brought an above average number of
people to downtown Lincoln for the
event. People began arriving more than
an hour ahead of time to claim good
By event time, the bleachers set up
along the side of the street were packed
and viewers occupied everv inch of
Monica Droud. an employee of
Lincoln Benefit Life, hauled a giant
balloon of Garfield the sassy cartoon
cat. down the street. She has been
inv olv ed with the parade for three years.
“I'll bet it is one of the biggest
parades ever spectator-wise, because it
is so nice."
Lincoln Mayor Dale Young agreed
that it was one of the best turnouts ever
as a result of the nice weather early in
Suzi Shugert, executive director of
the parade, said she was happy that the
weather was nice early and had no com
plaints about the cold midway through.
“As it got chillier, it seemed more
like the holidays,” she said afterward.
One concern as the weather wors
ened was controlling the large balloons
in case of high winds.
Groups practiced lowering and rais
ing the giant poodle, angel, mouse and
Garfield balloons before the parade.
Droud said controlling the balloons
is hardest when handlers lower them to
walk beneath the O Street skywalk.
“It's scary, because they have
Christmas lights hung up there. I can
just see a balloon getting poked by one.”
Immediately following the parade.
Please see PARADE on 8
JENIFER HAAKE, 14, attempts to fend her body from the cold before her turn in the Star City
Parade with the Rebel Auto Club. Even though the weather turned cold and drizzly midway
through, spectators turned out in force.
By Lindsay Young
Senior staff writer
Construction managers have a more convenient,
less time-consuming way to collaborate on projects
because of a system inv ented at UNU.
Rather than taking time to fax project material long
distance. travel to a site to view a project in progress or
talk on the telephone, those in construction manage
ment will be able to do all of the above from their office.
Mostafa Khattab. a Univ ersity of Nebraska-Lincoln
construction management associate professor, and for
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are in the finishing
stages of creating a
gram called Global
gram allows con
and their clients to visually monitor their construction
projects and collaborate on problems that arise..
The Web site allows workers to participate in online
conferencing, including the ability to review docu
ments in any software program that any of the partici
pants have on computer.
Workers also can view the project in progress and
access project-related documents such as schedules,
contracts or bids at any time.
It also allows for loading such documents onto the
Web site for others to access. This can be done through
uploading rather than downloading, which is an added
feature to the program. Khattab said.
For example, if a construction problem occurs on
site, workers can take a video of the site and its prob
Please see CONSTRUCTION on 6
We have to lead
the industry to
a new level."
UNL construction management
Human rights violations
rampant, speaker says
We who are human
By Diane Broderick
Finding inspiration and remaining
strong in the fight for human rights
are vital to accomplishing activists’
goals, an attorney who has represent
ed political prisoners said Saturday.
Lennox Flinds was speaking as
part of the third annual Human Rights
Conference at the Nebraska East
Union on Saturday.
Hinds also is a professor of law
and chairman of the Administration
of Justice program at Rutgers
University in New Brunswick, N.J.
Hinds spoke of one of his clients,
David Rice, now known as Mondo We
Langa-. who has been a prisoner in the
Nebraska State Penitentiary for 28
“He is well. He is strong. He
encourages all of you not to give up,
because he isn’t giving up,’’ Hinds
Rice is in the state penitentiary for
the death of an Omaha police officer,
who was killed by a bomb planted in a
vacant house in 1970. The activists
believe the FBI set him up to be con
According to Hinds’ promotional
material, Langa was imprisoned for
attempting to stop police brutality in
Hinds also represents Herman
Ferguson and other former members
Please see HINDS on 6
Spray V wash
JOSHUA LEZY (right), a senior elementary education and senior educa
tion major, gets sprayed by water during the Hot Tubbing for Habitat
fund-raiser sponsored by the National Residence Hall Honorary on Friday
outside the Nebraska Union.
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