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His back is back
Steve Warren leads die Nebraska football team
into its contest with Kansas State this weekend, a
game thatwill determine the Big 12 lead PAGE 9
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| Shedding Light
The role of women in Nebraska history gets some
attention next week with a multimedia art instal
lation and series of lectures. PAGE 13
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ROTC CADET Chris Rodgers, right, assists la the foldtag of the flag outside the Baiverslty of
Rebraska-Uncolift Military aad Naval Sdeace haMHog Thwsday afternoon. The flagceramoay was
Jortenoef the many events held hy the ROTC to celebrate Veterahs Pay. SEE STORY ON PABE 3.
■ Chuck Hagel, who fought in
Vietnam, spoke at a Veterans Day
rally about a need for the U.S. to
stay involved in foreign policy.
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By Josh Knaub
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fK OMAHA - The United States needs a strong,
'■i" proactive foreign policy, US. Sen. Chuck Hagel
told veterans groups at a rally in Omaha on
The rally, symbolically held at die 11th hour of
die 11th day ofthe 11th month to remember the
armistice that ended World War I, took place in
Omaha’s Memorial Park.
“It is always in the best interest of the United
§ States, and of free people everywhere, to assure
stability,” Hagel said.
He said the United States must work to pro
mote stability “in places we haven’t heard of yet.”
j He said the-European Balkan states and East
Sen. Chuck Hagel
Timor were places Americans had heard little of
last year bid that had become more important in
“From testability comes chaos, conflict and
war,” Hagel said. “It is far yriser to use a policy, a
vision, to make things stable.”
Instability has a domino effect, mid it will
eventually make its way to and hurt the United
States if left unchecked, Hagel said.
Hagel’s view was at odds with comments
made earlier in the rally by Gary Krause, a com
mander in the Veterans of Foreign Wars organiza
Please see VETERANS on 3
UNL crime rank
■ A Web site rates colleges by
studying crime rates of nearby
By Jake Bleed
Senior staff writer
A crime and justice Web site on
Wednesday listed the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln as a more dangerous
place to study than several of its peer insti
APBnews.com, a Web site specializing
in crime news and information, ranked
UNL at 591 among 1,497 four-year col
leges nationwide for violent crime.
APBnews.com based the ranlrings on
statistical crime information gathered by
CAP Index, a decade-old organization that
sells crime-risk assessments to corporate
tion - an area’s family structure, buildings,
migration patterns, economic activity and
educational level - with recent crime sta
tistics to rank the colleges. .
The study measures reported violent
crime - assault, homicide, rape and rob
bery - in areas with colleges.
UNL was ranked in die middle of its
; The University of Minnesota-Twin
Cities, University of Colorado at Boulder
and University of Illinois at Champaign
/' Urbana were considered more dangerous
by the study.
Iowa, Iowa State, Purdue, Missouri
and Kansas all ranked lower in violent
crime than UNL.
- * UNL is tied with the University of
Nebraska at Omaha, also ranked at 591, as
the most dangerous school in Nebraska,
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according to the study. Nebraska Wesleyan
ranked 1,001, and the University of
Nebraska at Kearney was No. 1,188.
Two other Nebraska colleges,
Concordia University in Seward and York
College, were ranked among the safest 25
schools in the nation.
Carl Idsvoog, who helped produce the
study for APBnews.com, said the study
was designed to help high school students
and their parents gather information
before applying for college.
“We thought that this is information
people would need but have not been able
to access,” Idsvoog said. “The worst thing
a student or parent could do is take the ‘it
won’t happen to me and my family’ atti
Information comparing crime risk on
different campuses is hard to find and
often wrong, Idsvoog said. Crime statis
tics are often misreported, inconsistent or
. distorted by bad statistical methods, he
The study is not a measure of violent
crime on a school’s campus but violent
crime in fee school’s area, Idsvoog said.
Idsvoog said a college’s relative safety
can be different from feat of the college’s
Please see CRIME on 3
Math Day benefits
add up for students
Students from more than 100 high
schools converged in die Nebraska Union
on Thursday. .
They all took math tests. Some won
scholarships. Some took home trophies.
Some competed in math games.
Some just caused confused looks by
UNL students studying, hanging out and
walking through the Nebraska Union.
• The union was flooded with about
1,500 of Nebraska’s brightest math stu
dents for the 10th annual Math Day.
This year’s attendance was die highest
ever, said Lori Mueller, UNL administra
tive technician for the mathematics and sta
Students competed individually and as
a team, first by taking the PROBE I
(Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant
Effort) exam. The top 50 students moved_
on to take the PROBE II exam.
The top 10 students on the PROBE II
test were awarded a total of $34,000 in -
four-year scholarships to UNL, Mueller .
7- “We hope that Math D^y generated .
interest and recruits the best students in
Nebraska to start their education at UNL,”
Andy Bastian, a high school sopho
more from Morrill, was one of the students
who qualified for the PROBE II exam.
Bastian and his team traveled 420 miles to
compete in Math Day.
‘‘The best pot was getting out of two
days of school,” Bastian said.
Traci Patterson, a teacher at Morrill
High School, accompanied ho* team on die
Please see MATH on 3s
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