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OPINION, PAGE 5
John Cook ahd Craig Bohl have big
shoes to fill this spring in their new
Tuesday, February 1,2000 dailyneb.com Vol 99, Issue 92 jobs, sports, page 16
SCARLET DANCE TEAM members Sarah Hubbard and Kelly Krotz, along with cheerleader Drew Williams, joke around during
lunch at the Hewtt Center. The center acts as a social girthering place for many athletes.
change athletes’ lives
Most of the 700 athletes atNU are inherently different than the
roughly 20,000 non-athletes.
Being an athlete has its perks - free Adidas clothing, a com
monly recognized name being splashed through newspaper head
lines, free tutors and, for some lucky athletes, a fat athletic schol
arship and no outside job.
But it has its downsides, too-20 hours of practice each week,
training and diets, time constraints and exhausting out-of-town
Most athletes don’t venture out to the O Street bars every
Thursday night because they have 6:30 a.m. practice the next day.
They don’t eat as much Amigos, either- they don’t want to gain
weight. And as far as'having the freedom to live their lives as they
see fit-forget it
Between coaches, the campus and the media, many things
athletes do are under a microscope.
Even the clothes athletes wear may make them stand out, said
softball player Jamie Fuente, a junior math and special education
major. She added that when she sees someone in Adidas gear, she
assumes that person is an athlete.
“Most students don’t fully understand what an athlete goes
through all the time,” NU football player Bobby Newcombe said.
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■ More than 1,000 sent a message to the
Legislature that Nebraska educators deserve
higher salaries for their dedication.
By Veronica Daehn
More than 1,000 educators crammed into a long hallway of
McPhee Elementary School, 820 S. 15th St., Monday night in a
rally to support higher teacher salaries in Nebraska.
After the rally was over, the more than 1,000 teachers, admin
ii I’d always
wanted to teach.
But I considered
not doing it for
because of the
istrators ana parents
moved across the
street to the Capitol
where members of
testimony on four
bills that would
affect teacher pay.
At the rally,
president of the
AudraKobs Nebraska needs to
first-year English and Spanish teacher u^e nee(j tQ
teacher salaries),” Obermier said. “We can’t postpone the prob
lem. We need to set a goal and have ways to meet it LB1397 sets
that process in action.”
LB 1397, introduced by Sen. Ardyce Bohlke of Hastings,
would create the Quality Professional Educators Financial
Forty million dollars would be given to the fund to be used for
higher teacher salaries.
Bohlke said she knew $40 million was a lot to be asking for in
the second fiscal year of a budget plan.
“It is far greater than what would be normal to (ask for),”
Bohlke said, in front of a hearing room filled to capacity. “It does
make it more difficult to work into the budget.”
But something needs to be done, she said. Teachers across die
state are uneasy and growing more restless by the lack of income
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Groups unite for Black History festivities
■ ‘Hurricane9 Carter
speech highlights month of
events aimed at uniting the
campus and community.
By Margaret Behm
Black History Month events from
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
groups are not only for students but
also for the community.
Black History Month starts today.
Events include speakers, videos, dis
cussion and dancing, all planned by
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Venetria Patton, coordinator of
the African American and African
Studies Program, said multicultural
events help create racial harmony by
“Events like these help us all get
along better, because then we under
stand each other’s experiences,”
The Association of Students of
the University of Nebraska invited
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter to speak at
UNL during Black History Month.
Carter’s speech is an extension of
Martin Luther King Jr. Day activi
ties, said ASUN President Andy
ASUN was unable to schedule a
speaker for King Day.
“So this is a combination of
King’s legacy as well as getting a dif
ferent perspective on campus,”
Carter, a former boxer, was
arrested on a triple murder charge
while preparing for a world champi
He maintained his innocence but
was convicted and narrowly escaped
die death penalty.
In 1985, after continuing the
fight against his conviction, he was
released from prison.
ASUN chose Carter because the
community wants to listen to what
he says, Schuerman said.
“We thought that he would be
able to generate student interest and
participation,” Schuerman said, “as
well as community participation.”
Jill Braband, ASUN Human
Rights Committee Chair, said ASUN
did request a topic for Carter to speak
“Carter has been asked to talk
about how students and community'
members can take an active role in
racial issues,” said Braband, a senior
business administration major. “So
hopefully he'll speak about what
exactly we can do.”
Braband has seen Carter on tele
“He’s a very dynamic speaker,”
Braband said. “He'll definitely keep
Free tickets to see Carter can be
picked up in the ASUN office, 136
Frieda Fowler, president of the
U Events like these
help us all get
because then we
African American Studies Program
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