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Stadium touch ups to
be finished for game
SKYBOXES from page 1
$75,000 each year for 10 years. The
more expensive skyboxes are located
closer to the 50 yard line.
Skybox construction took about
$10 million of the $36.1 million ear
marked for die renovations, Byrne said.
Other premier seating is located on
the third floor and costs $1,500 per sea
Skybox holders chose their own
combination of furniture and deem*
from a list of options. Each box
includes a bathroom, television, dish
washer, microwave and full-sized
“I suppose they could do what they
want to with that kind of money,” said
Gary Burk, Bob Devaney Sports
Center employee and volunteer skybox
However, skybox holders will be
subject to all stadium policies, includ
ing its no-alcohol policy, Byrne said
during a news conference after the tour.
He said the university will handle
any alcohol-related skybox problems
in the same manner it would any other
All skybox holders have access to
their skyboxes on non-game days. If
the holders want to consume alcohol
there, they must get a permit in accor
dance with university policy, Byrne
said. They can use the skyboxes for pri
vate events, such as wedding recep
tions or meetings.
However, the boxes are only part of
“(The renovation is) more than just
skyboxes. People keep losing sight of
that,” said John Ingram, NU director of
The renovations also include a spa
cious press box and booths for Head
Coach Frank Solich, Nebraska coach
es, visiting coaches and announcers. 1
Despite changes, the original out
side west entrance to the stadium can
still be viewed from inside, along with
the original university seals on the
Two main lounge areas give skybox
MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA got their first look at their new press boxes and .
a skybox in Memorial Stadium during a tour Tuesday morning. The skybox
es will be open for viewing during homecoming.
and club-seating holders a place to
socialize during the game. Access to
each area is determined by the purchas
er’s seat, meaning the greater the dona
tion, the greater the access.
Skybox holders include Aliant
Communications, US Bank of Lincoln,
First National Bank of Omaha, former
state Auditor John Breslow and Dale
Jensen of Scottsdale, Ariz.
* ' The new facihties will !
for public viewing di
ing in October.
“We wanted to have die very best in
the country. I don’t know of any that are
very much better,” Byrne said. “We
don’t think there is a bad seat in the
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join forces to help
By Andrew D. Wicks
Three owners of downtown
Lincoln businesses have set up a
charity program aimed at increasing
awareness and boosting funding of
Monica McClennehan, owner
of the ABloom flower shop,
Cinnamon Dokken of A Novel Idea
bookstore and Emily Geis Lanik,
who runs the Eyes of the World
import shop, have created the Thank
You Tuesdays program.
Through the program, each
business will donate 3 percent of
their profits every Tuesday to a dif
ferent organization each season.
This season the Lighthouse, 2530 N
St., which is a safe place for at-risk
teens ages 13 to 18, will be the
recipient of the funds.
Trixie Wolberg, a volunteer at
the Lighthouse, said the organiza
tion was both surprised and pleased
when the three women came to
them with the idea.
“We’re a small organization, so
a little cab go a long way,” Wolberg
Lanik, who owns two locations
of Eyes of the World, said the
Lighthouse was an obvious choice.
“When the Lighthouse was
mentioned, there was no argument,”
she said. “It’s also a good organiza
tion for kids to not be on the streets.”
The women collaborated on the
idea with the goal of promoting
awareness of organizations doing
good work in the community.
Dokke^, owner of A Novel Idea,
said even though the project was
just starting, it had a lot of potential.
“Three percent doesn’t sound
high, but we should be contributing
thousands of dollars a year if we add
doesn’t sound high,
but we should be
dollars a year if we
add up all
owner of A Novel Idea
up all organizations we choose,”
Lanik said she thought the pro
ject was appealing to customers and
was an easy way for people to
As of right now, the three have
not decided on the charity for next
season, but Dokken said it’s not dif
ficult for organizations to be con
sidered for the program.
“Interested organizations can
get information from any of our'
three businesses,” Dokken said.
Lanik also feels that the kids
who go to the Lighthouse would
feel good about the program and the
contribution being made for diem.
“I hope this program works
out,” Lanik said. “It feels really pos
ABloom is located at 1451 O
St., A Novel Idea at 118 N. 14th St.
and Eyes of the World at 112 N. 14th
and a 5001 OSt.
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Convict to provide own defense
* DUNSTER from page 1
Dunster’s request. After the dismissal,
Dunster changed his plea from not
guilty to guilty for the murder of state
penitentiary cellmate Witt, a Grand
Dunster was transferred to the
Nebraska State Penitentiary as part of
a prisoner exchange from Montana in
.1993 after killing one inmate and pro
y, viding prosecutors with evidence
against another. Dunster wasconvict
f % ed of rape and murder in Oregon in
r 1972. ' -f" '
In 1979, he killed a federal inmate
\* in Montana State Prison in Deer
Dunster underwent a psychologi
cal examination Aug. 23 by Dr. Scott
Moore,, clinical director ot the
Lincoln Regional Center.
Moore addressed the 20 criteria
necessary to prove competency in a
letter t& Merritt and took the stand in
court for questioning.
Dunster satisfies each of the crite
ria, Moore said, and is competent to
“I found absolutely no spot where
Mr. Dunster was not in touch with
reality,” Moore said. “I found almost
nothing in the way of paranoia.”
Moore said Dunster satisfied the
fourth and fifth criteria^ that the
accused understands the meaning of
prosecution and that defending attor
neys will be present in court - by say
ing the prosecuting attorney would try
to kill him and that the defending
attorney would try to keep him alive.
Dunster takes three medications -
Depokote, Prozac and librium. Moore
said depokote and prozac “smooth”
Dunster’s mood while librium,
described by Moore as "like valium,"
is prescribed to help Dunster sleep.
Moore said. Dunster’s consump
tion of the prescribed drug§ was
small enough not to affect his ability
to represent himself.
Merritt cautioned Dunster against
representing himself in court before
granting the inmate his right.
Dunster said he had spent 27 years
in prison and was ready for death.
“Lock yourself in your bathroom
for a month,” Dunster said. “Then
you’ll start to think like me. It’s a
scary thought.” .
UNL experiments with Net class
INTERNET from page 1
three teachers because each professor
has a different area of expertise.
“It is a very integrated style of
learning,” he said.
“Each teacher is a leader in their
field. No professor is teaching out
side of their scope. As a student, that
is a major benefit.”
The pathology class will meet
every Tuesday and Thursday for 90
minutes throughout the semester, but
Zarir said more time is needed.
“We can’tj»et deep into a topic
because of the time restraint,” he said.
“Both the professors and the students
have to really keep up to make things
Students can supplement their
learning through a Web site that
allows students to look at class notes
and ask the professors questions via
Because of its state-of-the-art
technical aspects, Dickman said, the
class is a guinea pig of sorts.
The idea for the class originated
when Dickman and a professor at
Kansas State decided to combine
aspects of their classes.
Nearly seven years ago, they
thought about using the Internet to
link their classes.
With the development of Internet
2, the possibility became reality.
Alter a few Of the initial difficulties
were solved, Dickman and the
Kansas State professor asked a friend
at Oregon State to join the class.
We were way
psyched about it,
and I think it went
quite well ”
“It’s been enjoyable watching the
process evolve,” Dickman said. “The
main goal is to make sure the students
are benefiting. If this is a success, I
think you could see a lot of classes
using this idea in the future.”
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