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UNL celebrates Chinese fest
The University of Nebraska
Malaysian Student Association is sell
ing mooncakes to University of
Nebraska-Lincoln students today and
Wednesday in the Nebraska Union as
part of the annual Mooncake Festival.
The festival, which is a Chinese tra
dition, stems from an uprising in the
14th century during Mongolian rule in
Those wanting to overthrow the
government ordered the making of spe
cial cakes. Inside the cakes, they includ
ed a piece of paper with an outline of the
The rebels were successful. Since
the overthrow, Chinese in countries such
as China and Malaysia have celebrated
the Mooncake Festival on Aug. 15. The
festival is also called the Mid-Autumn
Cheih Kuan Wong, NUMSA presi
dent, said the group decided to share the
festival with UNL, so it held its event in
NUMSA is selling seven types of
mooncakes. Prices range from $3.50 to
$4.50. The cakes were imported from
Chinatown in Chicago and were made
in Hong Kong.
Wong said cities such as San
Francisco have large celebrations for the
Lincoln man robbed Monday
Two men attacked a 34-year-old
Lincoln man on his way to work
Monday morning, Capt. David Beggs
said. The attackers hit him twice in the
head and took a bag the man had, Beggs
He said two men approached the
34-year-old at about 7 a.m. and astced
him what was in his bag.
After a brief conversation, the man
tried to walk away but was hit in the
head, Beggs said, with what the victim
thought was a pistol.
Boon Gee Goh, NUMSA member
and junior finance major, said die group
wanted to educate campus about the fes
tival and raise money for the group,
allowing the group to hold other events.
Sally Ride to speak at SAC
Sally Ride, the first woman in space,
will be speaking Wednesday at 10:30
a.m. at the Strategic Air Command
Museum near Ashland.
Ride, who was an astronaut on the
Challenger’s 1983 mission, will give a
presentation to 225 middle school stu
dents called Leadership and America’s
Future in Space. Children will have a
chance to ask Ride questions after the
Ride has accumulated more than
343 hours in space and was preparing
for her third mission when the
Challenger exploded in 1986.
After her space career, Ride became
an assistant to the NASA administrator
for long-range planning. She created
NASA’s Office of Exploration and pro
duced a report on the future of the space
After that, Ride became director of
the California Space Institute and pro
fessor of physics at the University of
California in San Diego.
The SAC museum is located off
After fighting briefly with one man,
the 34-year-old was hit in the head
again, police said. Police said the two
attackers than took his bag and fled.
The 34-year-old was still able to fol
low his attackers to a home, which was
later searched by police who recovered
the victim’s bag.
The bag contained several shirts, a
watch and cologne, Beggs said.
Five students cited for MIP
Six people were cited for alcohol
offenses in Smith Residence Hall early
Saturday morning after housing offi
cials reported the party.
A community service officer spot
ted several cans of beer in an open
refrigerator when he approached the
offenders in the seventh floor room at
1:16 a.m., University Police Sgt. Mylo
University Police arrived and
searched the room, Bushing said, citing
three freshman students and two non
students with minor in possession.
A 34-year-old woman in the room,
Penny Bowers of Omaha, also was cited
with procuring alcohol for minors.
Student transported to Detox
after officer smelled alcohol
A freshman student spent Friday
night in Comhusker Detox after a CSO
found her smelling of alcohol.
The incident took place outside
Neihardt Residence Center at 12:42
a.m. Saturday. The officer asked the stu
dent to stand up, which, Bushing said,
she was unable to do. >
The student told the officer she was
drunk and had vomited several times,
Interstate 80 on Exit 426 near Ashland
Fraternity spreads awareness
Sigma Nu Fraternity wants to edu
cate students this week about alcohol
and its effects.
Fraternity members are handing out
information on a new topic every day at
a booth in the Nebraska Union. Monday
the group handed out information on
drinking and driving.
Other topics cover sex under the
influence of alcohol, alcohol addiction
and high-risk drinking.
The fraternity is also publishing
facts about alcohol in the Daily
Nebraskan throughout the week.
Sigma Nu President Bill Dixon said
this was the first year the fraternity has
held an alcohol awareness week.
Dixon said he hopes the fraternity
can do more with the week next year,
adding speakers and other activities.
Degree applications due
Students wanting to graduate Dec.
18 need to have their degree applica
tions in by Friday.
A $25 non-refundable application
fee should accompany the form.
Applications can be picked up and
filed at the Graduation Services Office,
109 Canfield Administration Building.
The student blew a. 157 blood alco
hol content after arriving at detox.
Because the student was 18, she stayed
in detox until no alcohol registered in
The student’s parents were also con
tacted in accordance with Nebraska law.
Man caught urinating
near University Terrace
A Valley man contacted by
University Police for urinating in public
Saturday evening failed to stop peeing
after zipping his pants up, Bushing said.
A bike patrol officer saw Anthony
Peterson, 26, urinating near 420
University Terrace at about 7:30 p.m.,
While speaking with the officer,
Peterson tried to pull his pants up and
close the zipper before he actually fin
ished urinating, Bushing said.
He was cited for urinating in public.
Two arrested after stealing
sides of tent, vinyl chair
University Police spotted two men
dragging two sides of a tent and a white
vinyl chair over the 10th Street bridge
Saturday at 7:37 p.m.
The pair apparently removed the
walls and took the chair from a tent set
near UNL’s Memorial Stadium. The
walls and chair were valued at $175.
Gregory Wellman and Jedediah
Fischer, both 22, were arrested for mis
Compiled by senior staff writer
Jake Bleed,with contributions by
Editor in Chief Josh Funk
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