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Secondary Coming Free Tibet October l, ji 999
The Husker secondary, along with the rest of the NU Filmed secretly in Tibet, the film “Windhorse”
defense looks to make sure this year’s OSU game explores the Chinese government’s repression of
doesn’t come down to the last play. PAGE 9 Tibetans. PAGE 12
VOL. 99 COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SINCE 1901 NO. 30
Regents to vote on baseball stadium
UNL’s partners in the venture $10.6 million, the biggest of the three Monday on whether to put its signa- ■
BY KIMBERLY Sweet would include the city of Lincoln, as partners. tures on the documents that would [
Senior staff writer well as Nebco Inc. The university is seeking private put the deal in motion. MHHHfli
- If built, the complex would be funds for the project. Holding the votes of two of the
The NU regents will get their say home to the University of Nebraska Scott Lewis, associate vice chan- core groups involved at the same time ject would be $5.9 million. Nebco
today in whether Lincoln will be men’s baseball team in the spring and cellor for business and finance, will be beneficial in coordinating the would contribute $6.1 million to the
home to a new baseball stadium. a Northern League professional base- wouldn’t say whether he thought the project, said Ann Harrell, who is project. The company will also pay
At their 1:30 p.m. meeting in ball team in the summer. regents would approve or reject the Lincoln Mayor Don Wesely’s assis- the professional baseball team’s oper
Varner Hall, the regents will vote A 2,500-seat softball stadium proposal. tant. ating and maintenance costs,
whether to authorize the University housing the women’s softball team “I wouldn’t characterize (the “This time it worked well,” If the regents and City Council
of Nebraska-Lincoln to participate in would sit next door to the complex, decision) either way,” Lewis said. “I Harrell said. “It’s important to keep vote to approve the projects, the part
a cooperative project that would which would be located north of the think the regents will look at it very them marching along at the same ners can move forward, Lewis said.
result in a $25.9 million baseball sta- Haymarketand west of Interstate 80. carefully.” pace.” -
dium. UNL’s contribution would be The City Council is slated to vote The city’s contribution to the pro- Please see REGENTS on 8
SGT. CHARLOTTE Voskrna accepts the
Rnral/Metre Medical Service Award on
Thursday afternoon for helping resuscitate
85-year-old William Williams by using CPR.
Veskrna Is coming up on hor olghth year
with University Police.
By Jake Bleed
Senior staff writer
City and university police gathered
Thursday to honor the efforts of a UNL police
sergeant in helping to save the life of an 85
year-old heart attack victim.
University Police Sgt. Charlotte Veskrna
received the award from Rural/Metro Medical
Services for performing CPR on William
Williams on Sept. 11.
“She assisted us from A to Z,” said
Rural/Metro Medical Services paramedic
Tobias Theisen. “She just hung right in there
Theisen, who was the'first paramedic to
arrive to Veskma’s aid, presented the award to
With Veskrna’s help, Theisen and other
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JUDY EMEIGN, who has been cleaning resilience halls for six years, cleans out the sinks of Smith Resilience Hall eighth floor Thursday
morning. She has worked at five other halls at the University of Hebraska-Lincoln during her tenure, but she said she liked cleaning girls’
floors the best.
Custodian keeps cheery outlook on life
By Sarah Fox
The custodian is one of the only smiling
people on Smith Residence Hall’s 10th floor
early Monday mornings.
The yellow walls and the orange carpet
give the hallways a brownish glow. In the
bright lights of the group bathroom, college
students rub clear circles of plastic in their
They aj£e trying to wake up enough to
open their eyes and insert their contacts. The
women do not talk; the bathroom echoes only
with the splash of water on the thick plastic
• shower curtains and the sudden flush of toi
lets. The rest of the floor is quiet.
In the hallway, a new sound suddenly rises
over the elevator’s beeps.
“Good morning, sunshine!” says Judy
Emeigh, Smith Residence Hall custodian.
Emeigh, 54, says she loves her “family” of
college women on Smith Residence Hall’s
seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th floors.
Her cheerfulness in a demanding job
demonstrates Emeigh’s life attitude of staying
happy in tough situations.
Emeigh’s life started with a tough situa
tion for her mother. Emeigh’s mother gave
birth to Emeigh and her twin sister, Joyce, in
the back seat of a car on the way to the hospi
tal in 1945.
Her father, a World War II veteran who
served in Germany, delivered the twins. He
moved the family from Michigan to St.
Edward when Emeigh and her twin sister
were about 5 years old.
“I have no idea why my parents moved to
Nebraska,” Emeigh said.
Alter Emeigh and her twin sister graduat
ed from high school, Emeigh found her first
job in Albion, a small town northwest of
She worked as a waitress for $4.25 an
hour in a small Albion restaurant, serving
hamburgers and chili to area residents and
deer hunters. The restaurant compensated for
the poor tips by giving her a high hourly
wage, she said.
Emeigh stopped working after she mar
“He was a well-to-do guy, so I just stayed
home with my kids,” she said.
However, when “things didn’t work out,”
Emeigh and her husband divorced.
Because the family had been living in
Lincoln, she found a job cleaning the Ramada
Inn to pay for her children’s tuition at
Lincoln’s Pius X Central High School.
Emeigh worked one eight-hour shift each day.
“It was fast-paced,” Emeigh said.
“Sometimes I worked double shifts, (and)
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