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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 1, 1999)
By Marissa Jo Carstens
Students have the opportunity to
win prizes and learn more about health
today, World AIDS Day, in the Nebraska
Confidential AIDS tests, blood
pressure tests and wellness checks will
be provided in the union today from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. for free or at a reduced
This program, sponsored by the
University Health Center Community
Health Department and the Peer
Educators and Peers Encouraging
Responsible Sexuality at UNL, is in
recognition of World AIDS day.
The program, which is in its 12th
year, was started by the World Health
Organization, said Pat Tetreault, sexual
ity education programmer for the
University Health Center.
This is the seventh year the day has
been recognized at UNL. This year’s
theme is, “AIDS - End the Silence:
Listen, Learn, Live!”
In years past, events included guest
speakers and displays of panels made
for the AIDS quilt.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and
Transgender Graduate Student
Association will be displaying two pan
els for.the AIDS quilt today.
“AIDS is still a pandemic,” Tetreault
She said she hoped the booth would
help people realize AIDS is not going
Her view is shared by Gail
Linderholm, the Development Manager
for the Nebraska AIDS Project’s
Linderholm said she has heard a lot
of people - especially college students -
say they didn’t believe they could get
“It’s scary to see kids that have full
blown AIDS; it’s not just gay men and
IV drug users, it’s all of us,” she said.
The AIDS Project serves a total of
107 people living with HIV or AIDS in
the Lincoln area, Linderholm said.
The AIDS Project will hold a World
AIDS Day Memorial and Tribute
Service at Westminster Presbyterian
Church at 7:30 tonight.
The group also held 20 private din
ners throughout the month ofNovember
Its scary to see kids that have full-blown
AIDS; its not just gay men and IV drug
development manager for the Nebraska AIDS Project
as part of its “Night of a Thousand
Stars” program. The group will play
host to a dance ensemble performance
at the 7th Street Loft on Friday at 8 p.m.
The Nebraska ADDS Project is a pri
vate nonprofit organization. All the
funds raised from the events will go
directly to people with AIDS or HTV in
Lincoln, Linderholm said
Money will be used for a number of
purposes, including the purchase of
For more tickets or information on
these events or the AIDS Project, con
tact the Nebraska AIDS Project-Lincoln
Development Office at (402) 488-1331.
Vote may extend union hours
■ The Union Board
recommended the option
in part because-ofhhrary
By Aimee Green
Beginning second semester, stu
dents may be able to study later at the
At its final meeting of the semes
ter, the Union Board voted unani
mously to recommend that die union
stay open until midnight Sunday
through Thursday. The union currently
closes at 11 p.m. during those days.
In addition, the information desk
would remain open an additional hour
until 11:30 p.m., and it would be sug
gested to the Caffina Cafe that it
extend its hours significandy.
After weighing the pros and cons,
the board decided that extending die
time would be a positive change.
The extension would not apply to
the Nebraska East Union, although
members said they would consider it in
Keeping the Nebraska Union open
later would require more labor hours
for maintenance and would possibly
cause student fees to increase, union
However, members said the
change was needed because the reno
vations to Love Library would leave
some students without a place to study.
Bill Behmer, operations manager
of the Nebraska Union, agreed with
He requested, however, that he be
allowed to study traffic patterns in the
union to gauge the possibility of clos
ing certain areas at an earlier time for
“I’m all for extended hours if it
gives people a place to study,” Behmer
Also discussed at the meeting was
the possibility of introducing the
College Television Network to the
The subject was brought up in the
open forum by Patty Murad, a repre
sentative for the network.
CTN, a free service that offers pro
gramming for college students,
already operates on 670 campuses
The network, with help from
CNN, would feature news, sports and
A few minutes would also be set
aside every hour for university bul
Through advertiser support, televi
sions would be supplied, installed and
maintained at no cost to the university
or the students.
The only condition for the univer
sity would be that the televisions
remain on for the majority of the build
ing’s operation hours.
The board decided not to vote on
entering a contract with the network
until after it had gotten the opinions of
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done today using the orasure method (no needles!)
conducted by the Lancaster County Health Department.
■Free blood pressure testing.
■Wellness Profiles done for $10. The profile includes
total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, glucose and
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UNL professors speak
of university positively
■ Speakers Bureau selects
professors to speak about
university, other subjects.
By Margaret Behm
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
organizations that need a free and
knowledgeable speaker can select
one of 14 professors on the speakers
bureau who speak in areas such as
science, English and law.
Many off-campus organizations
use this service because it is mostly
advertised off campus, said Dave
Fitzgibbon, the manager of news and
video service for UNL public rela
“The university gets a chance to
show off some of our best people
when they visit communities
throughout the state,” Fitzgibbon
Kenneth Dewey, a UNL professor
of geosciences and member of the
speakers bureau, spoke recently at the
Cotner Center Condominium, 1540
N. Cotner Blvd., which is a retire
The speakers show the university
in a positive light, said Robert
Hughes, president of the board of
administrators at the Cotner Center.
“We’re impressed when we see
those professors come out here,”
Hughes said. “They are so intelligent
and speak so well that we are inclined
to believe that there are some top pro
fessors at the university.”
Dewey said he was glad to have
been given the opportunity to show
the university in a positive light.
“The speakers bureau shifts the
view from the few negative things
that occur,” Dewey said, “to the larg
er, more positive things that occur at
The speakers travel all over
Nebraska to speak to organizations,
Some of the speakers will board a
plane this spring, and stop in farther
areas of Nebraska such as the western
and north central parts, Fitzgibbon
“We make an effort to reach all
parts of Nebraska,” Fitzgibbon said.
“This is why the speakers take a plane
ride out to the parts of Nebraska that
are harder to get to.”
The organizations that play host
to the speakers do not pay for the
speakers, Fitzgibbon said.
The fact that the speakers are free
enables the Cotner Center to have
qualified, interesting speakers,
“We aren’t in a position to pay for
the speakers,” Hughes said. “So when
we get:them for free, we appreciate
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The 14 members of the bureaii
were nominated last spring and were
selected in mid-summer, Fitzgibbon
said. V ,
Speakers can be nominated by
anyone in the university, but they are
usually nominated by deans and ‘
directors of departments, Fitzgibbon
said. „ .
Anna Shavers, an associate pro
fessor of law, said she was pleased
when she found out she was picked to
be on the bureau.
“It felt good to be chosen,” r
Shavers said. “It’s a lot of work, but
it’s always good to know that people
think you will be a good representa
tion of the school.”
Dewey was also glad to have been
given the opportunity to give back to
the university, despite the amount of
time it takes.
“This takes up a lot of time,”
Dewey said. “But it’s a gift that I want
to give back to the university because
they have invested 25 years in me.”
rouce arrest man
for possession of marijuana
Acting on an anonymous tip,
Lincoln police found almost 1 1/2
pounds of marijuana in a northeast
Lincoln home early Tuesday morning.
Police arrived at the home at 6126
Platte Ave. at about 2:20 am. A woman
who lived in the house answered the
door and allowed police to search the
home, Ofc. Katherine Finnell said.
Inside, police found three bricks of mar
ijuana apparently belonging to Eddie
Brinkley, who was a guest at the home.
He was arrested for possession with
i intent to deliver and several outstanding
Seven local businesses
broken into over weekend
Burglars hit two Lincoln businesses
Sunday night, Finnell said.
i ne ironi aoor oi oaro s nanmarK,
200 N. 66th St., was pried open late
Sunday night or early Monday morn
ing, Finnell said. Burglars took $2,720 <
in cash and caused $250 in damage.
Police think a thief entered Hancock
Fabrics Inc., 6800 P St, while die store
was still open Sunday, then hid until the
employees left and locked the doors,
After the employees left, the thief
kicked down an interior door but failed
to crack into the store’s safe. The thief
caused $200 damage in die incident.
Five other stores in Lincoln were
broken into over the weekend, Finnell
said, including another Barb’s Hallmark
at 2840 S. 70* St
Finnell said police do not know if
the crimes are connected.
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