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On Aug. 17, hundreds of thousands of
people lost their homes in a deadly earth
quake in Turkey.
The quake devastated housing through
out the northwest part of the country, leaving
thousands living in flimsy tents, unsuitable
for winter. \
Less than a month after the Turkey
quake, about 100,000 people - equal to half
of Lincoln’s residents - were left searching
for shelter after a magnitude-5.9 earthquake
hit Athens, Greece.
When a quake shook Taiwan just last
week, about 80,000 people lost their homes.
The homeless were left camping in open
spaces with sanitary conditions worsening
by the day.
Not across the seas, but right in our own
. country, floods continue to ravage eastern
North Carolina, where about 2,100 people
water or sim
It has been
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These recent disasters worldwide forced
hundreds of thousands of people out of their
homes and into the streets.
Millions of people every year are dis
placed because of war, famine and disasters,
and poverty and squalor is endemic in much
of the developing world.
It’s part of life. But we can help, and an
opportunity lies right at our feet.
The UNL chapter of Habitat for
Humanity International is raising money to
build a house for a Lincoln family in need.
It’s simple really. Drop a dollar in the box
next to the Shantytown set up on the
Nebraska Union plaza. If every person on
campus did that this week, the house would
be paid for.
This is just one of the many opportunities
you have to help people not able to end the
day in a nice warm bed after eating a full
One North Carolina woman, who now
lives in a government-provided trailer,
recently told CNN: “I wish I could go
We could help her do that.
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Reading Mark Buhrdorf’s letter
(Monday, DN) should serve as a
reminder to everyone to pay attention
during basic biology classes.
His quote “Ontology recapitu
lates philogeny” should read
“Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.”
Ontogeny is the development in
stages of an individual organism from
fertilization through birth, phylogeny
(note spelling - it is important some
times) is the development in stages of
a species from its ancestral forms.
“Recapitulates” does NOT mean
the organism in the womb IS whatev
er developmental stage it looks like,
only that it resembles that stage in
certain ways (appearance, body parts,
certain biochemical functions).
Perhaps Mr. Buhrdorf should
repeat Biology 101 and this time try
to actually understand the concept
before giving his views on this bit of
“medieval quackery” that more
enlightened people see as modern
Regardless of your stand on abor
tion, when you use bad science as a
means of attacking the other side, you
do no good for anyone and only show
your own ignorance.
Jessica: No (in) Class
I am not, in any way, trying to
make a cheap shot at Jessica
Flanagain with the following obser
This semester I am attending a
women’s studies class in which
Jessica is also enrolled. I also had a
class with her this last summer, which
invariably was a women’s studies
course. I’ve noticed that Jessica hard
ly ever attends class.
With that in mind, I have a few
questions: If one does not attend
class, how does one know what is
being taught in the class?
I will not question the fact that
Jessica negatively targets the
women’s studies program in her DN
columns while continuing to take the
classes. I do, however, question her
motives for doing this, since she is so
outwardly disinterested in the classes
Since everyone has an agenda, I’d
like to know what hers is.
I can honestly say that I have com
pletely disagreed with at least half of
my professors, some of whom were
teaching women’s studies courses.
However, I chalk that up to differ
ences of opinion, or agenda, if you
will. I don’t see those differences as
being valid points of contention with
which to wage war on the entire pro
Everyone’s a Critic
In regard to Emily Pyeatt’s review
of the film “Double Jeopardy”
Whoa there, Emily! You shattered
the first rule of movie reviewing:
Don’t give away the plot.
I can’t believe you actually out
lined, scene by scene, all but the last
15 minutes of the film. What were
All you needed to tell us is that it’s
a film about a woman falsely accused
of murdering her husband. Anyone
who’s seen a trailer or TV commercial
for the movie already knew that much
Everything else you gave away is
inappropriate and is going to ruin the
film for anyone who read your
I agree that the movie is pre
dictable, and your money would be
better spend renting “The Fugitive,”
but still, that’s no reason for you to
“give away the farm.”
Next time write about the actors’
performances, the camera work, the
quality of the dialogue and the
themes or issues raised in the film. If
you think the plot is predictable, sim
ply say so. Don’t tell us the entire
Your review’s grade: F.
class of ’90
former KOLN movie critic
Funny ha ha?
I found it rather funny how the 40
cases of confiscated beer were sold to
Mum’s. Now this weekend other stu
dents will go and buy those cases of
beer, and this cycle of cat-and-mouse
will start again.
P.S. Write Hack
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