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Nebraska women’s gymnastics team stay stable
and successful. PAGE 9
The Lincoln Community Playhouse is expanding
the horizons of its patrons - with exciting, different
plays and actors of all colors PAGE 12
January 21, 1999
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VOL. 98 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF nElD.RAOIlA-.Lim'UVSljn OU1V/A IW1 NO. 84
Stenberg announces Senate candidacy
By Jessica Fargen
Senior staff writer
Attorney General Don Stenberg
announced Wednesday that he would
run in the 2000 U.S. Senate race against
Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey, who
recently announced he would foigo the
presidency for a third senate term.
Beth Smith, executive director of
the Nebraska Republican Party, said
Stenberg’s network of supporters in
Nebraska, name recognition and early
entrance tfill be advantageous.
“I think it will be a tough race,” she
said. “From my point of view, I’m
encouraged that Don Stenberg is get
ting into the race at such an early date so
he can be in the best position possible.”
If Stenberg or another Republican
is elected in 2000, Nebraska’s represen
tation in the House of Representatives
and the Senate will be completely
Anne Boyle, chairwoman of the
state Democratic Party, does not think
that will happen.
“Bob Kerrey is going to run a very
aggressive campaign for re-election,
and he has high regard in the U.S.
Senate from both sides of the aisle,”
“I don’t think Nebraskans are going
to jeopardize that very clear indepen
dent voice for somebody who has rep
resented the extreme side of the
Smith said Stenberg, who was first
elected attorney general in 1990 and re
elected in 1994 and 1998, has been con
sidering a run for senate for awhile.
Wednesday’s announcement was no
surprise, she said.
Stenberg filed his statement of can
didacy with the Federal Election
Commission, Smith said, which allows
him to set up an office and start fund
Boyle was surprised by Stenberg’s
early announcement and questioned his
Please see STENBERG on 7
He s going to make a
very credible and
He s smart and
Sen. Chuck Hagel
Exhibition, seminar celebrate
power of photojournalism
By Josh Funk
Senior staff writer
The shot heard ’round the world was fired from a musket at the start of the American
Revolutionary War, but the shot seen ’round the world was captured by a 35mm camera during
the Vietnam War and sent out over The Associated Press wire service.
The picture depicts a street execution during the Tet Offensive in 1968. The Pulitzer Prize
winning image, shot by Eddie Adams, caused many people to rethink American involvement in
News stories can relay events accurately and effectively, but photographs can bring those
events to life, photojoumalists said.
Some of the most powerful pictures ever shot are on display at the Sheldon Memorial Art
Gallery as part of a display of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ photo
The exhibit, called “Icons of Public Memory,” includes pictures from Vietnam and World
War II as well as modem politics, domestic conflicts and colorful feature shots, many of
\ which were taken by University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduates.
At a daylong seminar Saturday at the 12th and R streets gallery, four
* renowned photographers who contributed to the collection - Joel
Sartore, Mike Davis, Julia Dean and Hal Buell - will share
some of their work and the stories behind the photographs.
The seminar, titled “Photojournalism CAN
the World,” will focus on different issues
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to be heard
By Josh Funk
Senior staff writer
A Lancaster County District Court judge
ruled Wednesday that the Pardons Board does not
have to hear the pleas of two family members of a
woman Randy Reeves killed.
Paula Hutchinson, attorney for both Reeves
and the family members who brought the petition,
said she would appeal to the Nebraska Supreme
The petition that Judge Jeffre Cheuvront
rejected asked the court to force the Pardons
Board listen to the pleas of Gus and Audrey
Lamm, family members of Vicki Lamm, one of
the women Reeves killed in 1980.
Gus and Audrey Lamm, Vicki Lamm’s wid
ower and daughter, respectively, said the Pardons
Board violated their constitutional riehts as vie
tims when it refused to hear their pleas for
Reeves’ clemency at the Board’s Jan. 11 meeting.
Reeves was sentenced to death in 1981 for the
murders of Vicki Lamm and Janet Mesner, who
were killed in the Quaker meeting house in
In its findings, the court said it did not consid
er the Lamms victims under Nebraska’s victim’s
bill of rights because, in its judgment, they were
acting on Reeves’ behalf and not their own.
“The Lamms just wanted a chance to share
who Vicki was and make her wishes known,”
When she was alive, Vicki Lamm was known
as a champion of causes, Gus Lamm said, and she
firmly opposed the death penalty.
Since early December, the Lamms have been
lobbying state officials to commute Reeves’ sen
tence to life in prison.
Assistant Attorney General Kirk Brown said
the court’s decision was consistent with the short
comings his office found in the petition.
“Ifs pretty clear this was nothing more than a
stalling tactic,” Brown said.
But Hutchinson argued that if the Lamms had
supported execution, their voices would have
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