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Quotes o[_ the
“It seems like we’re just running into a brick wall.”
UNL English Professor George Wolf on difficulty in
implementing benefits for gay faculty members.
“It’s time as a tax-enslaved people that we rise up
and make it clear we want the chains off.”
Presidential candidate Alan Keyes, referring to
America’s hopeless system of taxing income.
“We stopped when it became criminal to accept
money from people who would never get a spot.”
Scott Lewis, UNL interim vice chancellor for business
and finance, on the lack of available ofparking spots.
“I’m going in there for a blackshirt.”
NUfootball recruit Adrian Mayes, hopeful to start for
the Huskers next year.
“He has a celebrity status in this state. If he wants
to run, I’m sure he would win.”
UNL College Republicans chair Jason Wiggins on Tom
Osborne entering the Congressional race.
“When did you ever see three Nebraska players
have double-doubles?” )
NU men s basketball coach Danny Nee, on the team s
performance vs. Texas Tech on Wednesday.
“The bottom line is, we all make mistakes. I made
mine, and it’s not a big burden on me anymore.”
NU assistant men s basketball coach Larry Gay, refer
ring to allegations of impropriety while at the University
“Winning national championships doesn’t auto
matically make you an effective legislator.”
UNL political science professor Kevin Smith, on Tom
Osborne s possible lack of competency.
“It’s very inhumane to ask someone to make a con
scious choice on how they will die.”
Lobbyist Carol McShane taking a stand against a leg
islative bill proposing lethal injection.
“We have a president now, and you serve him. I
want you to walk down the hall, walk into his office and
say, ‘Sign that executive order.’”
Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley, to _
Vice President and fellow candidate Al Gore, on Gore’s
promise to end racial profiling.
I don’t think Bill Clinton needs a lecture from Bill
Bradley on how to stand up for African-Americans
Gore, in response to Bradley.
Josh Funk (editor) • JJ. Harder • Cliff Hicks • Samuel
McKewon • Dane Stickney • Kimberly Sweet • Lindsay
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I was disappointed by Daniel
Ligon’s remarks in his Jan. 19 letter. He
admits that he is “among the few who
feel that homosexuality is messed up.”
I do not believe he has the creden
tials to tell anyone that he or she is
messed up, for any reason. He says God
is on his side.
Let me clue Mr. Ligon in on some
thing. I, like most students on this cam
pus, live life knowing that we only have
to answer to two people: ourselves and
We don’t have to listen to judgments
made on us by anyone else. We, as
mature adults, live our lives and make
moral choices in a way that we and our
God feel are right.
So next time he feels like telling
someone that who they are is the wrong
tiling to be, he can just save his breath.
His opinions are worth nothing to
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So far this term, the Daily
Nebraskan has made life a lot harder for
those of us who value virtue.
This morning, after puzzling over
whether Coach Osborne might run
for the Senate or the House and
rereading Obermeyer’s cartoon, I
tried to find value in Trevor
Johnson’s column on graffiti.
1 could not.
Trevor fails to realize that in
much of this country, “cock” refers to
the female genitals. Had Trevor
known this - had he done his
research - his analysis of the
graffiti he found so remarkable xA .
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It may even have been interesting.
As it was, however, his column ^
was simply vulgar. It explored issues
that we have already read about in the
And so, I say enough already. Move
professor of anthropology
No Pre-Nee Glee
Obermeyer’s View on Jan. 18 was
unfair to Danny Nee. He has been a
great coach and is still a great coach.
This team, is missing an on-the-floor
leader in Cookie Belcher and is starting
three Johnson County transfers.
This team is very exciting and is
finally playing together. Don’t be sur
prised if this team makes a run to the
title in the Big 12 tournament this year.
Next year will be the best year in
Husker basketball history. The Huskers
will make the “big dance” and make
some noise. Can you say “Sweet 16”?
Go Big Red.
Nee glee again
I believe it was irresponsible and
reprehensible of you to publish the edi
torial cartoon in die Jan. 18 issue of the
I don’t know if Mr. Obermeyer
remembers pre-Coach Nee basketball
(1982). It was embarrassing to go to the
games. Unfounded bashing on coaches
is harsh and only meant to attract read
Obviously Mr. Obermeyer smells
blood in the water and is trying to capi
talize on it using his creative talent
This is the first time NU men’s bas
ketball has been under .500 this far into
the season since 1990. The consistency
that has been exhibited is outstanding.
If you look at the teams that
Nebraska has played in the NCAA tour
nament, you will find that all of them
were drastically underseeded.
I don’t know if you noticed this
either, but the advertisement that was
being parodied is for Paul Sanderford.
His team is 7-7 (not a sterling mark for a
team that was supposed to challenge for
a Big 12 championship).
Mr. Obermeyer probably didn’t
notice that the strength of schedule for
the men’s team is 19th in the nation
(RPI); quite a difficult task for a team
with so many newcomers.
I don’t know how much basketball
you guys watch, but inexperience, a
tough schedule and, most importantly,
key injuries are responsible for
Nebraska’s struggles, not an inept
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