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Campus fitness options vary
■ Campus Recreation
Center and University
Health Center offer ways to
By Tony Moses
As the second month of the new
year unfolds, many people may be
- left with broken resolutions and a few
Fortunately, there are many ser
vices available to those looking to get
fit and lose weight.
The Campus Recreation Center
and University Health Center offer
many healthy alternatives for losing
weight. In addition to specific classes
offered on weight management and
fitness, a knowledgeable staff is
A wide range of services are
offered, said Dena Wangberg, a Rec
'Center employee, including a run
ning track, racquetball and basketball
courts, a swimming pool, a weight
room and a super circuit room.
The super circuit targets begin
ners, while the weight room is for
those with a little more experience,
“In the super circuit, Rec Center
employees are always on hand to
make sure you’re not over- or under
exerting yourself,” Wangberg said.
Anyone not familiar with the
facilities can receive an orientation
„ For patrons looking to optimize
their workouts, the Rec Center offers
licensed personal trainers.
Dietitians are ready to give pro
fessional advice about eating habits.
The staff can help establish a
weight-loss program. Karen Miller, a
registered dietitian at the Health
Center, has offered her advice on los
ing weight to many students.
“My biggest warning is to not fol
low fad diets,” she said. “Ninety-five
to 98 percent of those people gain the
Miller recommends that people
speak with a health care professional
before attempting to diet because
many people attempting to lose
weight are already at a healthy
weight, she said. -
The Health Center offers a class
called “Active Weigh” for those inter
ested in weight loss and weight man
agement. The class seeks to clarify
misconceptions about dieting in an
The class runs for six weeks and
meets once a week for 45 minutes.
Each class covers a different topic
about dieting and weight manage
ment, including lifestyle changes
required to lose weight, healthy nutri
tion, fad diets, label reading and the
reasons why people eat.
“Some people eat because they’re
stressed or bored,” Miller said.
By enrolling in the class, partici
pants receive a discount for the Reach
Your Peak program, which offers pro
fessional help to assist participants in
developing a fitness plan.
The participant meets with Miller
to establish nutrition goals, and an
exercise specialist helps develop an
individualized exercise program.
Weight loss is not just about nutri
tion, Miller said, but about attitude
Bombing suspect hears
formal chaises against him
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -
Federal building bombing co-conspira
tor Terry Nichols appeared before an
Oklahoma judge Wednesday for a for
mal reading of die 160 first-degree mur
der charges he faces in state court.
It was his first appearance since he
was returned to the state on Monday
from a federal prison in Colorado. A
date for a preliminary hearing, when
Nichols will enter a plea, has not been
Nichols, 44, was convicted in feder
al court in Colorado and sentenced to
life in prison for conspiracy and eight
counts of involuntary manslaughter in
the April 19, 1995, bombing of the
Allied P. Murrah Federal Building.
Oklahoma County District Attorney
Bob Macy is attempting to get the death
penalty for the 160 charges of first
degree murder, representing the bomb
ing victims not included in the federal
trial. Macy filed the murder charges last
Bombing co-conspirator Timothy
McVeigh, also convicted of federal
murder charges, is already sentenced to
Murphy formally denied bail for
Nichols on Wednesday and set a Feb. 11
hearing to consider attorneys’ requests
for a gag order.
Man accused of killing
co-workers judged fit for trial
HONOLULU (AP) - A copier
repairman accused of killing seven of
his Xerox Corp. co-workers last
November is mentally fit to stand trial, a
state judge ruled Wednesday.
Judge Michael Town ruled after
both prosecutors and defense attorneys
stipulated that 40-year-old Byran
Uyesugi was mentally competent for
the case to proceed toward a May 15
Town also granted a defense motion
sealing parts of a report by a court
appointed panel of doctors who exam
ined Uyesugi to determine if he’s com
petent to assist in his own defense.
Both sides argued that making cer
tain parts of the report public could prej
udice Uyesugi Is right to a fair trial.
Uyesugi has pleaded innocent to
murder charges in the Nov. 2 shootings.
He is being held without bail.
Prison guards charged
with beating death of inmate
STARKE, Fla. (AP) - Four prison
guards were arrested and charged with
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second-degree murder Wednesday in
the fatal beating of a death row inmate.
Capt. Timothy Thornton, Sgt. Jason
Griffis and Sgt. Charles A. Brown all
turned themselves in at the Bradford
County Jail, where they were being held
on $100,000 bond, according to jail
They are anibng nine guards being
investigated in Frank Valdes’ death. A
grand jury investigating the death
issued sealed indictments Wednesday.
The indictments were expected to be
All were scheduled to make their
first court appearance this morning.
They face up to life in prison if convict
The nine prison guards have been
suspended since Valdes died on July 17
after a confrontation with guards inside
a disciplinary area at Florida State
Prison near Starke.
Guards claimed Valdes, 36, had
severely injured himself by throwing
himself off his bunk onto the concrete
floor of his cell.
The medical examiner said an
autopsy showed Valdes was beaten to
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death. The inmate had boot marks on his
body, his ribs were broken and his testi
cles were swollen.
Valdes was sentenced to death for
the fatal shooting of a prison guard
while attempting to help a fellow inmate
escape in 1987.
Former judge sentenced
for beating state legislator
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former
judge was sentenced Wednesday to 18
months in jail and fined $5,000 for
bashing a state legislator in the head
with a handgun.
Luther C. Edmonds did not speak
during the nearly four-hour hearing.
Edmonds, 57, also was ordered to
stay away from Del. William P.
Robinson Jr., be evaluated to see if he
needs to take an anger management
class and pay court costs of $5,796.
Circuit Judge Paul Peatross also
tacked on a three-year prison sentence,
suspended that and said Edmonds will
be under probation for three years when
he is released from jail.
hear Rustad speech
By Kimberly Sweet
In the midst of a tight U.S.
Senate race that looks like it could
get even tighter on the Republican
side, there is one thing Elliott
Rustad can say for himself.
He is not a coward.
Months before Sen. Bob Kerrey
showed signs of wavering over a bid
for the 2000 election, Rustad shut
down his dermatology practices and
entered the race with all his might.
Despite being new to politics,
Rustad said he felt confident about
competing against Kerrey in the
“I felt very confident that I could
face Bob Kerrey and win,” Rustad
Now, instead of facing a high
profile Democrat, Rustad faces an
expansive field of Republicans who
have been elected to state office
But Rustad told the UNL
College Republicans in the
Nebraska Union on Wednesday
night that he has the same advantage
over other Republicans that he had
over Kerrey - he’s not a politician.
“It’s high time we start looking
for candidates from the private sec
tor,” Rustad said. “How do we
expect politicians who have done
nothing but politick to get reform?”
Rustad said he has an inside
knowledge of two of the industries
that need the most attention: health
care and agriculture.
While practicing dermatology
throughout Nebraska, Rustad said
he learned a lot about health care
and how it should be reformed.
And by owning his own ranch
with 200 cattle, Rustad said he saw
the difficulties of subsisting on agri
Rustad told the audience many
politicians could claim to have
experienced agriculture only on
their grandfather’s or great-grandfa
But Rustad said his direct expe
” How do we
politick to get
GOP Senate candidate
rience would serve Nebraskans best.
When one member asked a ques
tion relating to difficulties in agri
culture, Rustad’s roundabout answer
ended with one phrase:
“I’ve been down that road,
Rustad maintains his solutions
to many problems will include rely
ing less on the federal government.
“My central thesis is this: We
need to take more and more control
away from the federal government.”
Rustad said he was in support of
privatizing Social Security.
He said the current system of
health care, which is moving toward
a socialist system, needs to_ be
reformed to get rid of the inefficien
cy, insensitivity and the idea that
“one size fits all,” he said.
As he begins to promote his
ideas, Rustad said he doesn’t feel
intimidated by the number of
Republicans in die race.
“I’ve been encouraged by astute —
politicians that this is a good deci
sion,” he said.
Wednesday’s speech at the
College Republican meeting was
the second in a series that wilO
include other candidates in the
Senate race, said Jason Wiggins,
chairman of the organization.
“We’re going to try and get a
debate sometime this semester,”
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