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The Nebraska baseball team is adjusting to the
new standards imposed by the NCAA to help
curb astronomical scores in baseball. PAGE 11
Young and blue
The fathers of Lincoln blues have spawned not only
a thriving local scene but two sons ready for a taste:
Little Slim and Jeff Boehmer. PAGE 9
Flurries possible, high 40. Cloudy tonight, low 21.
VOL. 98 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 102
Farmers urge Congress to end sanctions
It is very important
to build markets
Nebraska agricultural director
By Shane Anthony and
A gloomy farm economy that has already
forced some farmers out of business brought
Congress to Grand Island on Monday.
The House Agriculture Committee heard tes
timony from economists, state agriculture direc
tors, farmers and ranchers in a hearing broadcast
to seven locations around the Midwest. Talk
turned to international trade, domestic supports.
agricultural research and less regulation.
Both congressmen and economists talked
about opening world markets and ending trade
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Gene
Hugoson said agriculture should take center
stage in upcoming international trade talks.
In this year’s State of the Union address,
President Clinton called for a new round of
World Trade Organization negotiations in 1999.
He also urged Congress to grant him fast-track
negotiating authority, which would make it easi
er for him to negotiate international trade agree
Merlyn Carlson, Nebraska agriculture direc
tor, agreed that increased international trade was
important for agriculture. At a time of oversup
ply of agricultural products, greater access to
foreign markets could give farmers a boost, he
“It is very important to continue to build
markets overseas,” he said.
But Keith Collins, chief economist for the
U.S. Department of Agriculture, said it was diffi
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JOHN SYPAL, a sophomore art major, and Aya Kato find a comfortable spot on the grass near the steel sculpture, “Old Glory,” by Mark di Suvero. Kato, a student at Senshu University in Japan,
is spending her spring break visiting Nebraska. She and Sypal met when Kato was an exchange student at UNL last year, then Sypal spent a semester as an exchange student at Senshu.
Plan may change
face of 13th Street
UNL considers possibilities for new entrances
By Jessica Fargen
Senior staff writer
The non-academic look of the
storefront offices on the Temple
block will soon be a thing of the past.
In their place a new Mary Riepma
Ross Theater and visitor center will
line 13th Street, which will lead to
UNL’s formal entrance.
As those buildings are usurped, a
once controversial sculpture brought
to the university two years ago - the
“Torn Notebook” - may find a new
home on the same block at 13th and Q
But the move, and much of the
planning talked about in the early
days of UNL’s more than 12-year
Master Plan, can be vague and sub
ject to change, administrators said.
UNL may decide to move the
“Tom Notebook” sculpture from its
current perch at 12th and Q streets to
accommodate building relocation
under the Master Plan.
But cemented in UNL’s future is
demolition of the existing Academic
Senate offices, Summer Sessions and
International Affairs offices along R
Street between 12th and 13th streets.
A new Mary Riepma Ross Theater
and visitors’ center will be built next
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“You and I and the whole world
may owe our continuing existence to John F. Kennedy.”
NU alum remembers Cuba crisis
Editor's note: Theodore C.
Sorensen, a Lincoln native and gradu
ate of the University of Nebraska and
the NU College of Law, was special
counsel to President John F. Kennedy.
During the Cuban missile crisis of
October 1962, he served on the presi
dent’s panel of advisers known as the
Ex Comm. He granted the Daily
Nebraskan an interview on Dec. 13,
1998, while in Omaha participating in
a conference on international eco
nomics sponsored by Sen. Bob Kerrey,
By Brian Carlson
At the most intense moment of the
Cold War - the Cuban missile crisis of
October 1962 - the United States and
the Soviet Union avoided nuclear
For that simple reason, Theodore
Sorensen, former special counsel to
President John F. Kennedy, maintains
that the crisis was Kennedy’s finest
“You and I and the whole world
may owe our continuing existence to
John F. Kennedy,” he said.
As he has done for the past 36
years, Sorensen defended Kennedy’s
management of the events of October
The Cuban missile crisis began on
the morning of Oct. 16, when the CIA
informed Kennedy and his advisers
that reconnaissance photographs taken
by a U-2 spy plane over Cuba revealed
Soviet nuclear missile installations
that were approaching readiness.
The U.S. government knew the
Soviet Union had been shipping mili
tary equipment to Cuba throughout the
late summer and fall, and rumors flew
that the aid included nuclear weapon
Faced with congressional criti
cism, Kennedy announced he would
do whatever was necessary to remove
Soviet nuclear missiles from Cuba, if
such a situation arose.
Now Kennedy had to prove his
word was good.
At its first meeting, the Ex Comm
discussed possible reasons for the
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