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Mike Brown is a deadly combination of reaction and
instinct, prompting NU Coach Charhe McBride to
call him a great Husker player. PAGE 12
A Crack at a Classic
Two Nebraska dance companies present their
own take on the classic holiday tale “The
Nutcracker.” PAGE 9
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By Eric Rineer
The University of Nebraska Board
of Regents decision in 1997 to pur
chase a central e-mail system for NU’s
campuses has left some of its faculty
with a bitter attitude toward the future
Lotus Notes, one of the more popu
lar e-mail systems in the computer
industry, is scheduled to encompass the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln cam
pus over the next several years.
Students, faculty and staff who use
the 30 e-mail systems that NU current
ly has, will see Lotus Notes as the pri
mary e-mail system at UNL within the
next four yeas.
Faculty said die system is too com
plex. But NU administrators involved
with the change say Lotus Notes is
more cost-efficient and offers a better
By the time UNL has shifted to
Lotus Notes, faculty ami staff who have
outdated hardware will not be able to
access the product, said Donna Liss,
director of Information Services at
Those without the proper hardware
would then need to purchase computers
in ordet to upgrade to the newer tech
nology, Liss said. UNL’s budget for
Lotus Notes does not include buying
Ruben Donis, an associate profes
sor of virology, said he was upset that
the Macintosh computer he now uses is
outdated and cannot be upgraded to
“All I can say is I have a Macintosh
and this doesn’t work with Macintosh,”
Dorns said. “This is like supplying me
with 220 volts of electricity, and I can
not use it
“(The university) spent a lot ol
money on a lot of doodads, but since 1
use Macintosh, I’m locked out of the
Liss said a program for Macintosh
computers was available, but faculty
would need a particular type of com
puter to run the system.
Tom Carrell, an associate professor
The way I would sum
it up is its not too
late to save money.
We re still better off
if we stop right now”
professor of special education and
of special education and communica
tions disorders, said he felt Lotus Notes
had been a long-standing problem at
Carrell pointed to ,some problems
he has seen other faculty running into,
such as being stuck with the incorrect
“"hardware for die system.
“It’s such a large, complex,
resource-demanding program that it
doesn’t run well on the hardware that
we can afford,” Carrell said. “The way I
would sum it up is it’s not too late to
save money. We’re still better off if we
stop right now.”
Last weekend Carrell said he was
trying to send an e-mail with Lotus
Notes, but the server was down.
Experiencing such a problem with the
system is a recurring theme for him and
his colleagues, he said.
While Cairell said he felt Lotus
Notes was more convenient for NU
administrators, the system was not as
beneficial to students and faculty.
Lotus Notes was intended to make
sending e-mail faster between persons
within institutions, he said. Professors,
for example, who are trying to meet
deadlines, will find the system more
frustrating, he said.
“One of the problems is that you get
delayed mail,” Carrell said. “Even
within the last four or five days, I’ve
had mail delayed for 6 to 8 hours.”
Carrell said the problem typically
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Ticket taker fired for theft
■ Charges dropped, and
Baskerville will complete
community service hours.
By Jake Bleed
Senior staff writer
A 53-year-old UNL ticket taker
arrested Nov. 6 for letting ticketless
fans into a Nebraska home game was
fired the day he was arrested, his
Butch Hug, the Athletic
Department’s director of events, said
Roger “Doc” Baskerville was fired
after police arrested him for letting
16 ticketless fans into Memorial
Stadium for $100.
On Nov 18, Hug said Baskerville
had been suspended - not fired -
from his job until the courts reached
a decision. Hug refused to commenl
on the inconsistency Tuesday.
Baskerville was reinstated as a
school superintendent in his home
town of Washington, Kan., Tuesday.
school board voted unanimously to
return Baskerville to his job after
charges against the 53-year-old were
dropped last week.
The board voted to put a letter
regarding the incident in
Baskerville’s personal file and that
he would be expected to “demon
strate the highest moral character
and integrity” as the district’s super
Baskerville was charged with
theft of services and aiding and abet
ting in first-degree criminal trespass
ing, both misdemeanors.
Those charges were dropped
Nov. 18. Baskerville was instead
placed on a pre-trial diversion pro
gram, which will require him to
complete 25 community service
If the community service is com
pleted, the charges will not be added
to Baskerville’s permanent record.
University police arrested
Baskerville after an officer saw a
man Shake hands with him and
apparently make some kind of
exchange. The officer then watched
Baskerville let 16 fans into
Tile man admitted to police he
did not have a ticket and said he paid
Baskerville $100 to let him and the
The Associated Press con
tributed to this report
Death row sentence delayed as judge examines arguments
By Jake Bleed
Senior staff writer
The execution date for a man scheduled to
die in Nebraska’s electric chair has been pushed
back indefinitely while the judge hears more
arguments in the case.
A federal judge granted a Nebraska man
sentenced to death in 1980 for killing two
Omaha taxi drivers an indefinite stay of execu
tion last Wednesday.
Carey Dean Moore, 42, was scheduled for
execution Jan. 19.
Moore’s lawyer, Alan Peterson, said the stay
was granted because U S. District Judge Richard
G. Kopf wanted more time to consider the 12
arguments Moore presented in his case.
The case argues Moore’s 1995 resentencing
case was not fair.
Moore was convicted of murder in the 1979
killing of Reuel Eugene Van Ness Jr. and
Kirk Brown, state assistant attorney general,
said he thought Moore’s aitguments could have
beat heard in time to meet die January deadline.
Brown estimated that Moore’s arguments
would take an additional six to 12 months to
Peterson said granting a stay of execution in
the face of a habeas corpus appeal was normal.
A habeas corpus appeal alleges a violation of
The issue is still alive and all the Supreme Court
decided was not to hear the case at this time.” '
attorney for Carey Dean Moore
Moore was resentenced to death in 1995
after winning his first habeas corpus case in
On Nov. 8, the U.S. Supreme Court refused
to hear arguments from Moore and a Florida
death-row inmate that being kept in prison for
extreme periods of time before being executed
was cruel and inhumane punishment a >.
“That’s one of the ironies of this ease. We
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