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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 11, 2000)
NU women’s soccer brings
home the wins after two
Notre Dame gives
Huskers an overtime
scare in South Bend
The first in a semester
long series of student
artists begins with one
UNL opera singer’s story.
Police stopped every car at17th and Y streets Saturday night to check for drivers who had been drinking. Any driver who smelled like alcohol was given field sobriety and Breathalyzer tests.
Police run short on coupons, not tickets
BY JOSH FUNK
Though the free Runza coupons
given to reward sober drivers were in
short supply, police said this week
end’s checkpoints were successful.
Thirteen drunken drivers and an
assortment of other offenders were
arrested or ticketed Friday and
The sobriety checkpoints were the
first in Lincoln in several years. On
Friday, police stopped every driver on
Ninth Street between Van Dorn and
Park streets, and on Saturday, officers
did the same at 17^ andY streets.
Police said they felt this weekend’s
enforcement helped make Lincoln’s
“(The impact) went well beyond
the cars we stopped," Lincoln Police
Sgt. Brian Jackson said. “People at the
bars downtown said they had heard
about the checkpoints and would be
Freshman Scott Schultz, who is
also on the swim team, said he would
definitely think twice about driving
drunk or riding with an impaired driv
er after being stopped Saturday.
“I definitely don’t want to get
arrested for any reason. I might lose
my eligibility,” said Schultz, a pre
The freshman was fortunate to
receive one of the free Runza meal
coupons when he was stopped
around 1:30 a.m. The license and reg
istration check only took a few min
utes, he said.
Sarah Johnson, a sophomore
communications major at UNL, con
firmed that the checkpoint process
was quick and painless if drivers were
following the law.
“They just pulled us over and
asked for license and registration, and
then sent us on,” said Johnson, who
was a passenger during the stop.
The multi-agency enforcement
effort, which included State Patrol,
Lancaster County Sheriff, Lincoln and
University police officers, was well
publicized last week, and sober driv
ers were slated to receive a free meal
from one of the project’s co-sponsors,
Most of the 300 food coupons,
split evenly between both nights, were
handed out within the first 1 Vz hours
of the project, leaving some drivers
University Police Assistant Chief
Bill Manning said a group of college
students that came through the 17"1
Street checkpoint Saturday after all
the free Runzas were gone circled the
block and passed through again in the
hope that more food coupons had
“They said they had seen the arti
cle in Friday’s Daily Nebraskan and
came out for the free meal,” Manning
The checkpoints ran from 11 p.m.
to about 2:15 a.m. - each night with
“I’m the one that would handle
complaints, and I haven’t heard any,”
Lincoln Police Capt. David Beggs
said that police issued 79 warnings
and 61 tickets: 13 for driving while
intoxicated, four for driving with a
“People at the bars down
town said they had heard
about the checkpoints
and would be careful. ”
Lincoln Police sergeant
suspended license, 11 open container
violations, eight minors in possession,
five outstanding warrants and three
misdemeanor narcotics violations,
among other offenses.
Fourteen other drivers took
Breathalyzer tests and were under the
legal blood-alcohol limit of .1, Beggs
The university benefited from the
four law enforcement agencies’ coop
erative effort because one of the
checkpoints was in its neighborhood,
“I think all the officers enjoyed
working together, and we’re already
talking about doing this again,”
7 really appreciate all
the stuff they do here.
The game was an
rollercoaster and it’s
something I’ll always
junior math major
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journey to be
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Nearly40,000 NU fans swamp South Bend
BY BRIAN CARLSON
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - It is quite
possible that, looking down upon the
hordes of Nebraska fans who invad
ed Notre Dame Stadium to see the
Huskers’ dramatic win over the
Fighting Irish on Saturday,
Touchdown Jesus wept.
Among the estimated 30,000
Husker fans who found a way into
Nebraska's 27-24 overtime victory
over Notre Dame were a few hundred
University of Nebraska-lincoln stu
dents lucky enough to win tickets in
the student migration game lottery.
For these fortunate UNL stu
dents, the road trip to Notre Dame
was a chance to experience the tradi
tion of the Fighting Irish program
and witness a game that will go down
as a classic.
“You could feel all the tradition
here, but with all the Husker fans
there, too, I thought that was great,”
said Mason Churchill, a junior math
The clash between fans of the
two storied programs began
Saturday morning, when a large
crowd showed up to watch the live
broadcast of ESPN’s College Game
Day. The show was filmed under the
gaze of Touchdown Jesus, a large
mural across from the stadium
depicting Jesus with his arms raised
to the heavens.
Scores of Nebraska fans - some
carrying cornstalks, some wearing
cori} heads, some carrying signs and
all dressed in red - appeared for the
broadcast, nearly overwhelming the
Irish fans. Game Day host Chris
Fowler underscored the point when
he a$ked the crowd, “Is this South
Bend - or Lincoln?”
In a line later reprised at the
game, Husker fans chanted, “Husker
Knowing that many Husker fans
made the trip to South Bend without
a ticket - intending either to pay sev
eral hundred dollars for a ticket or
watch the game on TV near campus -
Notre Dame students responded
with, “We have tickets.”
Husker fans replied, “Sell your
Please see FANS on 5
BY JILL ZEMAN
Students who received a copy of the Lincoln
Journal Star’s Ultimate Campus Guide 2000 have
more than just the reporters, photographers and
publishers to thank for their newspapers.
Instead they can give kudos to their own student
government for the guide.
For the past two years, ASUN has sold student
directory information to the Journal Star for mail
ings of its campus guide.
In exchange for the mailing list, ASUN received
$1,000 and an advertisement in the guide, said
Marlene Beyke, Association of Students of the
University of Nebraska director of development
The guide contains information about residence
hall rooms, college food, studying abroad and
It also includes advertisements and coupons
aimed at college students.
The decision to sell the lists was ultimately made
by James Griesen, vice chancellor for student affairs.
Former ASUN president Andy Schuerman said
the Journal Star approached him last year about
buying the lists.
“We didn’t, by any means, seek them out,”
ASUN and the Journal Star signed a contract
stating the student lnlormation
was to be used only one time for
the mailing of the campus guide
and not for any other commer
cial purposes, Beyke said.
ASUN had previously sent a
publication to incoming fresh
men, which Griesen said was not
effectively targeting’the new stu
dents."My motivation was to
supplant one project I didn't like
with one that I did,” he said.
Current student government
president Joel Schafer has also
approved the Journal Star’s pur
chase of the student listings,
The money from the Journal
Star is placed in a miscellaneous
ASUN fund and is used in situa
tions where student fee usage 4
would be inappropriate, Beyke
to do are
inis includes recognizing employees and stu
dents on holidays by doing such things as purchas
ing flowers, she said.
The money could also go to fund the free ride
home program, NU on Wheels, she said.
It could also pay for projects that exceed ASUN’s
budget, such as run-off elections, Schuerman said.
"The things we want to do are for the good of the
organization,” Schuerman said.
But ASUN's profit may come as a blow to the
Daily Nebraskan, UNL’s student newspaper, said
Dan Shattil, general manager.
The Daily Nebraskan’s back-to-school issue, a
direct competitor with the Journal Star’s campus
guide, is the student newspaper's biggest seller for
advertisements, Shattil said.
With the Journal Star’s ability to mail its campus
guide to students, and the Daily Nebraskan’s issue
only available to those who pick it up, the Daily
Nebraskan could lose some of its advertising dollars,
Last year, the Daily Nebraskan requested a list
ing of graduating seniors but was denied, Shattil
“It’s not an equal playing field,” he said.
Jeff Barr, retail advertising manager at the
Lincoln Journal Star couldn’t be reached Friday or
over the weekend to comment.
Griesen said although it can be difficult for
groups to obtain student addresses and phone
numbers, it’s not impossible for companies to find
lecnmcauy, stuaeni aireciory miormauon is not
supposed to be used to provide addresses for mail
ings, Griesen said.
“We don’t (permit mailings), but it always hap
pens,” he said.
After the student directory comes out in print
form, some companies take the information and
scan it into their computer systems to contact stu
dents, Griesen said.
“Companies are deluged with lists, and they’re
not from us,” Griesen said.
Under state law, the university is required to pro
vide a listing of all its students, Griesen said.
Originally this was fulfilled by a record kept in
the Canfield Administration building, but now,
under a state law that was reinterpreted this year, the
information must also be available electronically, he
The university is required by state law to provide
the directory information to anyone who requests it,
which includes companies who may solicit stu
dents, he said.
Anyone who requests a student listing could be
required to pay for the costs it takes the university to
retrieve the student information, Griesen said.
“Once they pay us, we have no control of what
they do (with the information),” he said.
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