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The Nebraska women’s basketball team puts its
home wm streak on the line against KU Saturday at
the Bob Devaney Sports Center. PAGE 7
The Wagon Train Project is openings its doors
twice a month for local cabaret performers to
show their stuff without charge. PAGE 9
January 15, 1999
A Spell of Relief
Sunny and wanner, high 45. Cloudy tonight, low 22.
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ABOVE: DARCEL HINDS, 13, plays basketball Thursday afternoon at the Malone Community Center, 2032 U St. Some students from the Malone
Center will participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. program Monday night.
TOP: CARL MILLER may only be 5 years old, but he already has been taught about Martin Luther King Jr. “Somebody shot him,” he said.
By Veronica Daehn
More than thirty years after the death of
Martin Luther King Jr., his legacy remains.
Though many blacks are still experiencing the
racial prejudice felt in the 1960s. King's message
of equality hasn't faded. Today, Americans
remember King as a symbol of the American
dream he spoke of in 1963.
His birthday is a national holiday. Schools
shut down in recognition, and banks close in
Students in America's educational system are
typically engaged in Martin Luther Kang Jr. activ
ities throughout their school careers.
Lincoln Public Schools multicultural coordi
nator Thomas Christie said King is infused in the
curriculum throughout the academic year.
"With 51 public schools, it's hard for me to
keep track of what each one is doing," he said,
"but teachers do things individually in the class
Mary Dickenson is one of those teachers.
As an English teacher at Lincoln High,
Dickenson has centered her curriculum on King
for the last two weeks.
“A lot of my students don't understand the
struggle he had,” she said. “They all thought he
was loved immediately.”
Dickenson has attempted to correct that mis
conception not'only in her Multicultural
Literature class, but in her other classes as well.
Please see KING on 6
“ Youth had the greatest impact in the civil rights
movement. The youth of Lincoln are conscious in
wanting to learn more about Martin Luther King and
then applying it in their lives
youth rally coordinator
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vie for place
Senior staff writer
Staff and faculty members in the UNL
College of Business Administration’s
management department arrived
Thursday morning to find something
unusual: a line of about 200 students
standing at their door anxiously waiting
to receive permission to override into
A number of these students were try
ing to get into closed management infor
mation systems courses.
“It was rather a surprising sight," said
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Management Department Chairman Dr.
Sang Lee^“Surprising, but very encour
Students began gathering around
CBA 209 at 5:30 a.m., Lee said. To keep
order, numbered pieces of paper were
passed out at 8 a.m., and students waited
to be individually advised.
“We organized a systematic way of
dealing with this matter, and we are doing
our best to accommodate as many stu
dents as possible," Lee said.
“What can I say? The word is out, and
students want in.”
Please see CLASS on 2
meeting of year
By Ieva Augstums
Senior staff reporter
The NU Board of Regents will be tak
ing it easy Saturday as they meet for the
first time this year.
Minor academic and business affairs,
along with the election of a new chairman
and vice chairman, will probably domi
nate discussion. Regent Robert Allen of
“I cannot see anything being too criti
cal,” Allen said. “Everything seems pretty
much straightforward to me.”
Allen said Nancy O'Brien of
Waterloo is likely to become the new
chairwoman, while Chuck Hassebrook of
Waterhill will likely be the vice chairman.
Allen is currently the regents chair
Please see MEETING on 2
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