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VOL. 99 ;" COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 13
After missing practice on Monday and Tuesday, it appears
Nebraska third-string I-back Correll Buckhalter could have left
the team for good. PAGE 9
Recalling Wonder Bread
Pat Hazell jokes about all things ’60s and ’70s in
his stand up comedy routine at the Lied Center
for Performing Arts. PAGE 11
September Q, 1999
Goto Day, SuN$Hp
Sunny, high 78. Clear toftighi, low 58.
SHEILA LAMMERS, a sophomore Interior design major from Hartington, makes a drawing of “Willy,” a
sculpture by Westbrook Music Building, for her basic design class. Lammers is holding her pencil out
in front of her to use as a measuring device to judge the size of the sculpture.
to defend self
By Jake Bleed
Senior staff writer
The competence of three-time con
victed murderer David K. Dunster to
represent himself during sentencing
was confirmed in court Tuesday, paving
the way for the dismissal of Dunster’s
second court-appointed defense coun
Lancaster County District Judge
Paul K. Merritt confirmed Dunster’s
competence to represent himself during
sentencing for the murder of Larry
Merritt scheduled Dunster’s sen
tencing for Sept. 28 and 29 at 9:30 a.m.
Dunster saidthewishedUo defend
himself to speed his sentencing and
communicate more directly with
Merritt. He said he wanted to speed his
sentencing because he sought the death
“As I told you before,” Dunster said
to Merritt, “I’m ready to sit up in that
I found absolutely no
spot where Mr.
Duns ter was not in
touch with reality
Dr. Scott Moore *
Lincoln Regional Center
chair if you’re ready to push that switch.
That’s the only way I’ll get out of
prison. I want the death sentence.”
_ Public Defender Robert Hays was
asked to stay on as a standby attorney to
answer any questions Dunster may
Dunster’s first public defender,
Mike Gooch, was dismissed at
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ready for game
By Michelle Starr
As Husker fans look forward to the
first home game of die season, finishing
touches are being applied to Memorial
Stadium’s west side just in time for
Saturday’s game against California.
“We’ll be ready for Saturday,” said
Bill Byrne, NU athletic director.
The renovations, including more
restrooms and concessions, a new press
box, seating for more than 1,500 and 42
skyboxes, were open to media scrutiny
for the first time Tuesday morning.
The boxes - holding up to 28 ticket
holders each and located on the fourth
and fifth levels - have been a highly pub
Of the 42 skyboxes, three are
reserved for the UNL chancellor’s office,
the NU director of athletics, the NU
foundationand the NU president’s office.
Ten of the skyboxes are Premier Circle
Skyboxes, contracted at a one-time dona
tion of $2 million for 25 years. The 29
remaining skyboxes are contracted at
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UNL joins other universities in online class
■ With microphones and cameras
in class, Internet 2 paves the way
By Dane Stickney
The technicians scrambled, the monitors
warmed up and, after a few technical glitches,
history was made'.
A UNL graduate plant pathology class in
Mabel Lee Hall made history Tuesday when
students and teachers from three universities
joined in the first-ever three-way Internet class.
Students from the University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Kansas State University and Oregon
State University took part in the same discus
sion, thanks to an experimental Internet con
nection called Internet 2.
Internet 2 is a research tool that has been
hyped as a faster, more powerful and mpre reli
able version of the Internet.
Marty Dickman, a UNL plant pathology
professor and teacher of the class, said the con
nection enabled the classes to converge with
“We were way psyched about it, and I think
it went quite well,” Dickman said. “Technically,
it was essentially perfect. The Internet 2 vehicle
gives the power to talk in real time with high
quality resolution. The audio is quite good, too.
“It was just like you were talking to some
one in person, but they were on $ screen.”
Three technicians monitor die microphones
and cameras in the classroom, Dickman said.
They dictate what the students from each uni
versity can see.
“There is a lot to coordinate,” he said. “The
technicians do a great job of making sure every
thing is in sync. It’s interesting to watch them
scramble during class.”
Dickman said the class was a success, even
though the students had to wait while some
problems were sorted out.
Zarir, a graduate agronomy student and
member of the Internet class, shared Dickman’s
positive opinion. x .
“It was a new feeling,” Zarir said. “I have
heard of satellite classes, but this is new stuff. It
is exciting to be part of history.”
Zarir said students will benefit from the
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