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Pep band will not play at Huskers’ first football game
■ A Big 10 Conference policy
allows marching bands but
prohibits instruments in the stands.
From staff reports
The Huskers won’t have the backup of the
Nebraska pep band at this weekend’s game
Because of a Big 10 Conference policy that
prohibits instruments or noisemakers of any
kind in the stands, the pep band won’t be
accompanying the team to Iowa City for the
Saturday game, said Jay Kloecker, director of
bands at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
NU band members got the sad news
Wednesday that they wouldn’t be playing at the
game Saturday - the first Husker game of the
The pep band usually travels only to Big 12
Conference away games.
This weekend’s Big 10 game was an excep
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“Since this was a special game with a close
cross-state rivalry, we thought it would be nice,”
The Big 10 policy allows for marching
bands, but the policy on pep bands in the stands
has always existed, said Les Steerlege, assistant
to the athletic director at the University of Iowa.
The NU pep band will travel to the confer^
ence away games, Kloecker said, including the
Texas, Kansas and Colorado games.
The NU marching band Svill perform at the
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal
program that supplies meals to mil
lions of children and adults at day
care centers nationwide was pirated
by providers who illegally funneled
money into their own pockets,
according to an audit released
The Department of Agriculture’s
program provides about $1.7 billion
annually to serve meals to about 2.4
million children and adults. But after
a 2‘/2-year investigation called
Operation Kiddie Care, the final
audit found severe problems that
have sparked criminal investigations
in 14 states.
Auditors discovered illegal activ
ities such as sponsors setting up ficti
tious day-care centers with fake
names for children, putting no-show
relatives on the payroll and extorting
| funds from legitimate day-care Yacili
! So far, 44 people have been
charged with defrauding the Child
and Adult Care Food Program, and 28
have been convicted. The convictions
resulted in orders for $18,000 in
fines, $4.2 million in restitution and
$1.1 million in forfeited assets." * * ’*
Inspector General Roger Viadero,
who issued the audit, has character
ized the fraud as taking food out of
the mouths of children.
“The (program) is an example of
a well-intentioned program which,
when left in the hands of some dis
reputable individuals, can result in
millions of dollars being diverted
from the children the program is
intended to benefit,” Viadero said.
Under the program, the federal
government distributes funding to
intermediaries, who are called spon
sors. The sponsors spend part of the
money for administrative costs and
are supposed to pass along the rest to
day-care centers for meals.
In one of the worst cases, Kyung
Ho Moon and Wan Hee Moon, hus
From staff reports
The opportunity for students to
sample more than 50 types of interna
tional beer takes place tonight.
The Fifth Annual International
Beer Festival, which will serve a vari
ety of beers and microbrews, will be
held from 7:30 to 10 p.m., at the Blue
Heron Wine Bar and Bistro, 48th
Street and Highway 2.
The beer festival will be held to
benefit the Capital Humane Society.
Brad Schmitz, general manager'
of the Blue Heron, said the ticket
price of $21.30, which includes tax,
can be purchased at the door or by
calling the Blue Heron at (402) 421
Sept. 25 game at the University of Missouri.
NU’s marching band usually travels to away
games, said Rose Johnson, administrative assis
tant to NU Bands.
Kloecker said the pep band was disappoint
ed after finding out Wednesday it would not be
able to support the Huskers during Saturday’s
“They’re a good group of people, and they
understand that some things are out of their
control,” Kloecker said. “We’re just going to
roll with the punches.”
j Audit reveals federal funds
i for day cares were pirated
band-and-wife owners of Pacific
Asian American Family Care Inc. in
Long Beach, Calif., pleaded guilty to
funneling payments to nonexistent
workers and bogus businesses.
Wan Hee Moon had spent a
decade overseeing the program in
Southern California as a manager at
the state Department of Education.
She was fired after being charged.
She was sentenced to three years
in prison and her husband was given
two years. They were ordered to pay
$2.2 million in restitution, and they
forfeited four properties, including a
house that sold for $415,000.
In other cases, audits of years
1996 and 1997 revealed shoddy
record-keeping and oversight that
allowed problems to fester for years
without required state-level audits.
Shirley Watkins, undersecretary
of agriculture, said federal adminis
trators are working more closely with
sponsors to correct the problems. In
many cases, the local providers
lacked technical expertise to file the
required paperwork, so they are
receiving training, she said.
“You have some sponsors who are
just bad" actors,* and wemeecl^o gli
them out of the program,” she said. \
In California, which had 19 of thd
44 criminal indictments, officials at
the state Department of Education
have reorganized their staff and ard
hiring five more auditors to kee$
closer tabs on the sponsors. Officials
are also going to start estimating
where financial problems might crop
up to catch them ahead of time, <
“I’m totally committed to making
improvements in our program so that
these types of things are caught early
on and that we deal severely witlj
agencies that do commit fraud,” saicj
Glenn Ostapeck, who was hired as
director of audits after federal inves
tigators had completed most of their
work. ~ ]
Beer festival to benefit
Capital Humane Society
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“It seemed like a fair price since
we are serving more expensive beer,”
he said. “The food is not pretzels,
peanuts and popcorn.”
Besides serving the beer samples,
the Blue Heron also will serve Polish
sausage, a Cajun snack mix, hot
wings and a meat and cheese tray.
Schmitz said he expects about
100 people will attend the event but
said he will not allow more than 150
people in the door. "
“We chose the Humane Society to
bring some positive attention to a
community service that doesn’t get
enough attention,” Schmitz said.
“Our goal is to raise $1,000 for
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