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VOL. 99 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 ^ NO. 11
Learning from NU’s first four-loss season since
the Bob Devaney era, Coach Frank Solich looks
to improve upon his rookie year. PAGE 8
The plethora of food concoctions at the Nebraska
State Fair is not for the weak of stomach.
September 3, 1999
Partly sunny, high 87. low 63.
aid to students
By Dane Stickney
According to Jimmi Smith,
director of Multicultural Affairs,
college should be the happiest time
of a student’s life.
' Put often, students from various
ethnic and financial backgrounds
find themselves struggling to find
acceptance and motivation, he said.
That’s where Multicultural
Affairs comes in.
“We have a calling to deal with
two types of students: students of
color and low-income students,”
Smith said. “We focus on retention
needs to keep those students in ele
mentary school, secondary and
Smith said Multicultural Affairs
serves students before they attend
college and during college through
federally funded TRIO programs.
College services focus on pro
viding minority students and low?
income first-generation college stu
dents with the means for success in
First-generation college stu
dents are the first in their families to
“We try to let students know that
in spite of what people think and say
about you, you have to remain true
to your gods,” he said. “By doing
that, you will eventually graduate
and get a job. When that happens,
you’ve beat the cycle of low-income
on your own efforts, and that’s not
The Minority Assistance
Program has been in effect since
1970, while the program focusing
on low-income students began a few
Smith stressed that the office
We try to let
students know that
in spite of what
people think and say
about you, you have
to remain true to
director of Multicultural Affairs
does pot exist just for students of
color. It strives to help low-income
students from any racial back
“The founders of Multicultural
Affairs worked hard to help students
of color,” he said. “After that they
reached beyond color and said,
‘Who else needs help?’”
Smith said ambitious students
also have the option of pursuing a
graduate degree through a program
in the Multicultural Affairs office.
The pre-college programs focus
on encouraging minority and low
income students to graduate from
high school and go to college.
The project takes children as
young as sixth grade and provides
encouragement until they graduate.
“Hie program looks at students
with a need that are not in college,”
Smith said. “We help prepare them
for post-secondary education, wher
ever that may be. We just encourage
college in general, not just UNL.” "
Smith said Multicultural Affairs
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City gets $1.2 million gift
Raymond Nestle, a lifelong Lincoln
resident, left a $1.2 million memorial to
Lincoln city libraries Thursday.
Nestle, who died at age 87 on Feb.
19, 1999, worked for 20 years in the
Lincoln Journal-Star press room.
Mayor Don Wesely announced die
gift at Gere Library on Thursday. It was
die largest single gift ever given to the
“City funds only go so far,” Wesely
said “Mr. Nestle was a man who recog
nized that all of us can play a role in sup
porting city services.”
Carol Connor, city library director,
said the donation would eventually be
used to buy books and technology.
Conrad Nelson of First Nebraska
Trust Co., which oversees Nestle’s
estate, said the gift, given in stock, rep
resents about two-thirds of the estate’s
Nestle had no children. His wife,
Thelma, died in 1996.
John Blumer, Nestle’s stockbroker
for 20 years at A.G. Edwards, said
Nestle’s wealth was the result of small
purchases of stock Nestle picked him
“(He) takes full credit for his accu
mulation of wealth,” Blumer said “He
kept meticulous records.”
Although he was wealthy, Nestle
lived a simple life.
The home where he lived his entire
adult life, 1631 Harwood Ave., is a two
bedroom house in an older neighbor
The home sold at auction this year
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Stayin’ alive /
- - Heather Glenboski/DN
" SOPHOMORE ARCWTECTURE MAJOR Matt Kraese dives for the ball at the Harper-Schramn-Smitli Complex ten
nis ceerts Thursday nlflit. KraeM played with senior accounting major Kirk Schepemm.
Harper is home to family
Life in the residence hall ‘very good’for Esters family
By Sarah Fox
Pen, Katie and Sam Esters have a
soft ice cream machine in their dining
room, a sandbox the size of a volley
ball court and live with almost 1,500
Six-year-old Ben, 3-year-old
Katie and Sam, almost 2 years old,
live in University of Nebraska
Lincoln’s Harper Residence Hall.
Their father, Delmer Esters, is
Harper’s residence director.
Esters and his wife, Lesley, said
they have adapted to living in a resi
dence hall with children, and their
children like being with the college
“This is all they’ve ever known,
and I think it’s been very good for
them,” Delmer Esters said. “They see
people from different cultures and
The Esters said they have learned
to separate work from their family.
Lesley Esters quit her job as one of
Abel Residence Hall’s two residence
directors in March 1999. She now
works for the UNL housing office so
she can have the evenings off.
Delmer Esters was the other Abel
Residence Hall residence director
last year, before he moved to Harper
Residence Hall for the 1999-2000
“With (Delmer) having a lifestyle
job, it helped that my job was a little
more routine,” Lesley Esters said.
When Ben comes home from first
grade, and Katie and Sam return
from KinderCare Learning Center,
the Esters eat dinner together in the
Lesley Esters^said the cafeteria
allows her to spend more time with
“My kids love food service,”
Lesley Esters said. “They like the
social atmosphere; they love the
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in shooting incident
By Jake Bleed
Senior staff writer
Police arrested two Iowa teen
agers in connection with a shooting
across from Lincoln High School on
Both boys are in custody at the
Youth Attention Center in Lincoln
and will be arraigned in district
court today, Officer Katherine
Finnell said Kyle Nguyen, 17,
was arrested for first-degree assault
with a weapon and making terrorist
threats after he allegedly fired sev
eral shots at two men in front of a
-house at die 2300 block of J Street.
Police also arrested a 15-year
old for aiding in the consummation
of a felony.
Both boys are from Sioux City,
No injuries were reported in the
incident, Lincoln Is second shooting
outside a high school in two weeks.
The incident did not involve
Lincoln High School students or
staff, Finnell said.
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