The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, August 24, 1999, Image 1

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    AM UTS_ __til_ TUESDAY
placing Sheldon A Star is Born
soraska football team looks to co-No. 1 The Star City Dinner Theatre, Lincoln’s only restau
V ignt ends T. J. DeBates and Tracey Wistrom to fill rant/theater/comedy club, marks its first anniver
the shoes of an all-conference athlete. PAGE 13 sary with the release ofits 2000 season. PAGE 18
g .
Students seek narkina alternatives
■ With availability of
parking spaces scarce,
[ many at UNL search for
f other options.
By Josh Knaub
Staff writer
Students still waiting to buy a
t parking pass may have to wait until
[ next year.
Sherryl Chamberlain, assistant
[ director of parking services, said that
t night and East Campus permits are the
'l- only student passes still available.
Students may sign a waiting list,
but Chamberlain said it would take at
least two weeks to evaluate parking
lot use before any new permits were
However, Chamberlain said park
ing passes reserved by students might
be made available to those on the wait
ing list if they were not picked up soon.
She said there was no way to
gauge how many passes had not been
picked up because the passes had been
distributed to the residence halls and
the University Bookstore.
Chamberlain said nearly 10,000
student passes were sold before
Parking Services stopped selling per
mits Monday afternoon.
■ :
Faculty and staff passes are still
Shea Troia, a senior anthropology
and engineering major, was one stu
dent who tried to buy a permit
Monday afternoon.
“I don’t know what I’ll do,” she
said when informed there were no per
mits available. “I guess I’ll have to ride
die bus.”
Chris Holland, a senior informa
tion systems and computer science
major, said he never anticipated the
passes selling out.
He said he planned to carpool 01
ride die bus to class.
Troy Barnes, a senior actuarial sci
ence major, said he thought the deci
I don’t know what I’ll do.
I guess I’ll have to
ride the bus.”
senior anthropology and engineering major
sion to stop selling passes was “ridicu
“They’ve already sold more pass
es than there are spaces,” Barnes said.
“I think students should Ip given an
opportunity to at least look for an open
Alicia Allen, a freshman mechani
cal engineering major, was one of the
lucky few who was able to purchase a
Please see PARK on 3
Lane Hickenbottom/DN
TOP: PI BETA PIN Serartty members Angela Nichols, left, a junloi
education najar, and Braoka Janausak, a junior advertising
majer, gat kasad dawn daring the sorority’s bid day eelebra
tioas. ABOVE: Sarnrtty girls gather la anticipation ef their new
pledges Jelnlng them.
Sororities pull in
hundreds for rush
Staff writer
After receiving an invitation to
join Sigma Mu Sorority on Monday
night, freshman Lindsey Spencer
said the ups and downs of rush were
worth it
“The recruiting was stressful,”
said Spencer, referring to the various
sessions she attended throughout the
week during the selection process.
“I went home some nights and
cried because 1 wasn’t invited to some
houses. But some nights I was happy
because the girls I met were great - it
was like a roller coaster ride.”
Spencer was among 475 rushees
who crowded inside the Nebraska
Union for this year’s annual Bid Day
festivities, when die women discover
which one of the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln’s 14 sororities they
will be asked to join.
The number of new recruits was
Please see RUSH on 3
Police say
big parties
■ Officers go undercover to stop
parties from getting out of hand in
a continuation of last year’s project.
By Jake Bleed
Senior staff writer
Lincoln police initiated the second year of its
party detail Friday night, sending out an addi
tional seven officers to help combat the large
parties common the weekend before classes
Led by third-shift supervisor Sgt. Brian
Jackson, the special detail included several
undercover officers used to enter parties and
gather evidence.
Twenty-nine party-related citations were
issued Friday night. Two parties run by UNL stu
dents netted six citations for maintaining a dis
orderly house, four for procuring alcohol for
minors and four for selling without a license.
Police plan to continue the enforcement pro
ject throughout the year.
Jackson led last year’s highly successful
detail, which he said caused a noticeable
decrease in me numoer oi pany-reiaiea onenses
in tiie city.
Lincoln Police Chief Tom Casady said he
hoped to continue last year’ls success.
“We had a dramatic impact on the number of
complaints received from the public on disor
derly parties,” he said.
Casady said calls on disorderly parties were
down 9 percent for the entire city and27 percent
in the north center area of the city, where many
University of Nebraska-Lincoln students live.
Jackson warned lessons learned last year
could be forgotten by older students and could
be unknown to those new to the university scene.
“Word gets out quick, but it’s a new year, and
there are new people out there,” Jackson said.
Please see UNDERCOVER on 9