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Professor: Reach outside of your world
■The speaker is involved in
an exchange with predomi
nantly black Alcom State.
BY GEORGE GREEN
Professor Robert Butler told
an audience Thursday that it is
important to break out of their
Butler, a professor from
Alcorn State University, which
has an exchange program with
UNL, spoke of his time in
In his address titled "Out
from the Cocoon: An Exchange
Faculty’s First Impressions,”
Butler spoke about the feelings
of J. Alfred Prufrock in T.S.
Elliot’s poem, “The Love Song of
J. Alfred Prufrock.”
In the poem, Prufrock feels
too secure in his place in society
and never leaves or moves
around, Butler said.
Butler said that it is impor
tant to break out of security
cocoons and meet new people.
“You find that everywhere
you go, beneath the externals,
people are people,” he said.
Butler spoke in the Nebraska
Union as part of the Scholarship
in Society speaker series spon
sored by Graduate Studies.
The University of Nebraska
Lincoln has a partnership with
Alcorn State University, a histor
ically black university in
Lorman, Miss., where students
and faculty go on semester-long
Butler, an English professor,
arrived in Lincoln about three
weeks ago to teach English
classes during the fall semester.
In comparing UNL with his
home university, Bulter said that
Alcorn State has 2,800 students,
most of who are black, and is in a
During the first two weeks of
“Alcorn students loath to disagree with
professors and are eager to please."
exchange English professor
school, Butler observed that
UNL students are more willing
to ask questions and disagree.
“Alcorn students loath to
disagree with professors and are
eager to please,” Butler said.
But he said that UNL stu
dents were equally polite.
Bill Alcorn, a senior con
struction management major at
UNL, spent last spring at Alcorn
State with the exchange pro
gram and liked the university.
Alcorn said he enjoyed the
smaller campus because he saw
people more frequently, which
helped him establish relation
“Southern hospitality is a
true thing. Southern people are
very friendly,” he said.
Billy Booth, a senior bio
chemistry major at Alcorn State,
is at UNL this semester for the
He said that he appreciated
the research opportunities
available at UNL.
Booth also agreed with
Butler about people being the
“People are people, that is
the constant. Wherever you go
you will find the good and the
bad,” Booth said.
Police prepare for influx of gameday traffic
BY JOSH FUNK
Police are once again
preparing for the downtown
congestion that accompanies
every Nebraska home football
By taking a few simple pre
cautions, such as arriving early,
parking legally and locking their
cars, fans can avoid most game
“For the first game of the
year we usually tow 100 to 150
cars for doing things they are
not supposed to be doing,"
Lincoln Police Capt. Joy Citta
Fans must park in legal,
marked spaces or risk towing.
Tenth and Charleston streets
will serve as the fan drop-off and
pick-up point. No one will be
allowed to drive on Stadium
Police recommend arriving
early and parking in a down
town parking garage, several of
which are within four blocks of
Citta said the downtown
arterial roads are expected to be
clogged with the Big Red faithful
by 10 a.m. for Saturday’s 11:30
a.m. game against San Jose
Fans also should work to
make themselves and their cars
less attractive targets for theft.
Citta said fans should lock
their cars and make sure any
valuables are removed or at least
out of sight.
Alcohol is not allowed on
any public property, which
includes the stadium and state
and city parking lots. It is also
illegal to consume alcohol on
city sidewalks and streets.
Another parking option for
fans who do not want to deal
with downtown traffic is to park
in a satellite lot and ride the $2
shuttle, which starts 45 minutes
There are seven satellite lots
around Lincoln: Holmes Lake,
70th Street and Normal
Community College, 88th and 0
streets; State Department of
Roads, 14th and Burnham
streets; Super Kmart, 27th Street
and Comhusker Highway; Sam’s
Club, 27th and Superior streets;
Gateway Mall, 61st and O
streets; and South Pointe
Pavillion, 27th Street and Pine
After the game, police will
change the direction of three
downtown streets to help the
Tenth Street will be one-way
northbound from Military
Avenue to Sun Valley Boulevard.
Fourteenth Street will be
one-way northbound from
Avery Street to Comhusker
Eighth Street will be one way
southbound from S to J streets.
Police will be directing traffic
both before and after the games.
Law and Order
Teens caught with beer
in complex parking lot
Two teen-age non-students
were caught with beer in a
plex parking lot Wednesday
About 11:30 a Community
Service Officer saw the two men
standing near the back of a car
loading beer cans into a T-shirt,
University Police Assistant Chief
Mylo Bushing said.
When an officer arrived, 18
year-old Spencer Mayer of
Hebron admitted that he had
beer in his ear and offered to
open the trunk.
University Police found
three cans of beer wrapped in a
shirt And another 13 in a box.
Then Mayer volunteered he also
had some vodka in a gym bag.
Police seized the alcohol and
cited Mayer and his companion,
Roland Silva, 18, of Seward, for
being minors in possession of
Police arrest man caught
sleeping in stolen car
Lincoln Police arrested a
man Tuesday sleeping in a car
he had allegedly stolen from
Eppley Airfield in Omaha.
Someone reported that
there was a man sleeping in the
back of a running car parked
along P Street between 14th
Street and Centennial Mall at
12:20 p.m., Lincoln Police Sgt.
Todd Beam said.
When police contacted Troy
Starks III in the back of the white
2000 Ford Explorer, he lied
about his name and said he had
just moved to the state, Beam
Starks, 18, was arrested for
car theft and providing false
Compiled by Josh Funk
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U.S. begs for release
of hostage who is ill
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines -
An American held by Muslim
rebels in a southern Philippine
jungle is seriously ill, U.S. officials
said Thursday. They appealed for
his immediate release on human
U.S. Embassy spokesman
Thomas Skipper said U.S. govern
ment officials learned from the
family of Jeffrey Schilling that he
had serious medical problems
and needed regular prescription
“From a humanitarian stand
point, he should be released as
soon as possible,” Skipper said.
He said he did not know the
nature of Schilling’s condition.
Abu Sayyaf guerrillas
announced Tuesday they had
abducted Schilling, of Oakland,
They threatened to behead
him if the United States rejected
their demands, including the
release of several Arab terrorists
in American jails.
The group, which says it is
fighting for a separate Islamic
state in the impoverished south-,
ern Philippines, stilljiolds 18
other hostages on southern Jolo
It released six Westerners ear
lier this week for what negotiators
said was $6 million paid by Libya.
/ Philippine negotiators said
they would send an envoy to an
Abu Sayyaf camp Friday to try to
arrange the release this weekend
of six more Westerners, including
two French television journalists.
In Washington, State
Department spokesman Richard
Boucher said the U.S. was not
interested in bringing in a third
country to help mediate Shilling’s
release and repeated the govern
ment’s hard-line stance against
giving in to terrorist demands.
“The government of the
Philippines is in charge of the
effort We are certainly willing to
see negotiations by the govern
ment of the Philippines, but I
think our policies on concessions
and ransom and those sorts of
things are well known,” Boucher
Shilling is held by a different
Abu Sayyaf faction - the same one '
that was responsible for the kid
napping of about 50 schoolchild
ren and teachers in March on
neighboring Basilan Island. The
group beheaded two teachers
after the United States ignored its
demand for the release of Arab
The Philippine government,
embarrassed by the kidnappings,
is considering a tougher
“This thing has become a
revolving door. There are
hostages coming in and hostages
getting out,” Defense Secretary
Orlando Mercado said. “I think
one of these days we should close
The Abu Sayyaf said earlier
that they were willing to begin
negotiations with U.S. Embassy
officials as early as Thursday for
Schilling’s release. They demand
ed that representatives of North
Korea, China, Iraq, Saudi Arabia
and Libya take part - which
Mercado called “really out of this
Philippine officials said they
would try to negotiate before they
resorted to military action. They
said talks were unlikely to involve
a third country, apparently refer
ring to Libya, which played a
prominent role in the release of
the other hostages.
The U.S. State Department
has ruled out paying ransom and
any deals with the rebels. Skipper
said the policy “does not preclude
us from negotiating... What we
can offer I’m not really certain.”
Shilling’s mother, Carol,
called local radio station DXRZ
from Oakland and appealed to
the rebels to release her son and
give her a chance to talk to him.
“I would really very much like
him to be released and returned
home to me safely,” she said. “My
son is very important to me.”
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