The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 25, 2000, Image 1

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stress management help NU overcome an ing to Kansas for the
In Special Section inconsistent Saturday band’s concert
In Gameday/6,7 In Arts/8
Firefighters
Jason Ortman,
Larry Reybum
and Doug Dow
talk while wait
ing for a tow
truck to remove
acarthat
crashed into the
side of the
University Park
Apartments,
4241 Holdrege,
on Sunday. The
car crashed into
the apartment
of Yan Kong,
waking him
from a nap.
Student
apartment
hit by car
BY JOSH FUNK
At 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Yan Kong was just settling
down for a nap with his wife in their ground-level
University Park apartment on East Campus.
Outside, a neighbor, Murlidhar Deshpande,
was returning to the 4241 Holdrege St. apartment
building complex after giving his wife, Asha, a
driving lesson.
Asha turned the Deshpande’s silver Mazda 626
right into the apartment complex’s driveway. That
was when the Kongs’ sleep was shattered.
Asha Deshpande confused the gas and brake
pedal and accelerated up over the curb and across
15 to 20 feet of grass before colliding with the
building’s brick wall, forcing it three feet inward
along with the window fixture, said Lincoln Fire
Capt. Leo Benes. The car just missed a large tree
before hitting the building.
Please see BUILDING on 3
UNL student travels Nebraska as Dairy Princess
■ Sara Shamburg received $500 scholarship for her win and will
be visiting elementary schools to speak about the industry.
BY MARGARET BEHM
Got milk?
Sara Shamburg, the Nebraska Dairy Princess, hopes you do.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln sophomore agribusiness
major is the reigning Miss Dairy Princess for the state of Nebraska.
Shamburg didn’t have to model swimwear or participate in an
evening wear competition to secure the crown she won at the 51st
Nebraska Dairy Princess pageant last June.
Instead, she had to prove her knowledge and enthusiasm about
the dairy industry in an interview and presentation.
Shamburg competed because she wanted to promote the dairy
industry.
“I think people need to be educated about the impact of agricul
ture and dairy," Shamburg said. “A lot of people aren’t educated about
the dairy industry.”
The Dairy Princess grew up on a dairy farm in Herman. She’s the
third generation in her family to milk cows on the farm.
But, because of the corporate takeovers and consolidation of
many dairy farms across the nation, Shamburg is concerned about the
industry’s future.
“A lot of family farms are being lost,” she said. “I’ve seen this hap
pen a lot to farms in Nebraska.”
In Shamburg’s eyes, family farms are better for the industry. She
said while corporate farms are out for profit, family farmers care more
about the animals and the land.
Shamburg said she won’t be carrying on the tradition in her fami
ly. She isn’t planning to be a dairy farmer because of the increased
involvement of corporations in the industry.
Shamburg supports a return to family-owned farms.
“This nation was built on family farms,” she said.
As the Nebraska Dairy Princess, Shamburg has attended many
events during her year of reign, which will end in June.
She has also been involved with store promotions. Next semester
she will be visiting elementary schools across the state to speak about
the dairy industry.
“My favorite part is getting out and meeting people, and educating
them on the importance of dairy products,” she said.
Shamburg attended the Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock Expedition in
Omaha Saturday, where she handed out ribbons to 4-H contestants.
Shamburg has been an excellent representative for dairy farmers
across the state, said Mary Ann Woolsey, director of the Nebraska
Dairy Princess pageant.
“She’s a neat spokeswoman for dairy farms and the dairy industry,”
she said.
The next contest will be in Norfolk. Every two years the location of
the pageant moves to a different chapter location of the Dairy Women
of Nebraska.
Shamburg received a $500 scholarship and a $100 clothing
allowance to use during her reign.
The American Dairy Association and the American Dairy Council
sponsor the pageant..
Shamburg said even though she enjoys her tide, sometimes it can
be a little weird.
“My friends sometimes introduce me to people as the Dairy
Princess,” she said. “That’s kind of different. My friends get a kick out
of it.”
Sara Shamburg,
a sophomore
agribusiness
major, is the
Nebraska Dairy
Princess. During
her reign,
Shamburg trav
els the state
promoting the
dairy industry.
She grew up on
adairyfarm *
near Herman.
Cheney makes appearance in Iowa
BY BRIAN CARLSON
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - Reforming
Medicare and making prescription drugs
affordable to seniors will be a top priority of a
George W. Bush presidency, Dick Cheney said
Friday.
In an appearance at the Old Council Bluffs
Public Library, the Republican vice presidential
nominee and Lincoln native said the Medicare
program, created as part of Lyndon B. Johnson’s
Great Society legislation, must be updated to
reflect medical advances.
“What we have is the equivalent of a ’65
Chevy,” Cheney said.
About 275 people, mostly invited seniors,
attended Cheney’s speech. Cheney served as
secretary of defense under George W. Bush’s
father, President George H.W. Bush, from 1989
93.
Cheney drew cheers from the mostly parti
san audience by calling for reforms to protect
Medicare’s financial stability and allow it to pay
for new medical procedures it does not cover
now.
Under the plan George W. Bush recently
proposed, the government would pay at least
25 percent of prescription drug costs for every
senior.
For an individual senior with an income
below $ 11,300, or a senior couple with an
income below $15,200, the government would
pay the entire cost of prescription drugs.
Cheney said the plan, based on the federal
employee insurance program, would ensure
Medicare’s financial stability without reducing
benefits or raising the retirement age.
While a Bush-Cheney administration was
pushing its full reform package, it would intro
duce an interim program to make prescription
medication immediately affordable for all sen
iors, Cheney said. Seniors would be free to
switch policies, ensuring good service through
competition, he said.
“It’s time, we believe, for the government to
stop dictating what’s good for them, and let
seniors make decisions for themselves,” he
said.
Bush’s Democratic opponent, Vice
President A1 Gore, has proposed a prescription
drug benefit plan that would pay 50 percent of
prescription drug costs for seniors, up to
$5,000. A catastrophe insurance program
would cover prescription drug costs above
$5,000.
“As president, AlGore will expand Medicare
to help seniors and people with disabilities
afford prescription dmgs so they no longer are
forced to choose between paying for the medi
cine they need and paying for food or rent,"
Gore's Web site states.
Cheney disputed several of Gore’s criti
cisms of Bush’s proposal.
Contrary to what Gore has said, the Bush
plan would provide a prescription drug benefit
for all seniors, Cheney said. While Gore’s pro
posal “leaves seniors to consult with the nearest
bureaucrat to join a government program,”
Cheney said, Bush’s plan would allow seniors to
choose their coverage plans.
Cheney also said the projected budget sur
pluses are large enough to pay for Bush’s four
year, $48 billion prescription drug program and
$2.4 trillion of Social Security spending while
allowing for tax cuts.
Bush has proposed a $1.3 trillion tax cut
that would lower tax rates, eliminate the inher
itance tax and end the so-called marriage
penalty, which forces some married couples to
pay more in income taxes.
JoshWolfe/DN
Vice Presidential candidate Dick Cheney speaks to a
crowd of seniors at the old public library in Council
Bluffs, Iowa, Friday afternoon.
“We believe, with surpluses in excess of $4.6
trillion, some of it needs to go back to the tax
payers who earned it,” Cheney said.
Cheney also sharply criticized the Clinton
Please see CHENEY on 5
Liquor Commission
delays club's debut
BY JOSH FUNK
After one weekend of non
alcoholic operation, the owners
of downtown’s newest club,
Studio 14, have one last hurdle
to clear before the taps can be
opened.
At a Friday morning hearing,
the State Liquor Commission
approved the club’s license
pending two things: all man
agers must be trained on alco
hol laws and procedures and the
owners must disclose the iden
tity and investment amounts of
their silent partners,
Commission Director Frosty
Chapman said.
Studio 14 CEO Lance Brown
said that he hoped to complete
the training by Wednesday and
be ready to open this weekend.
“We should be ready to go
full throttle next weekend,” said
Brown, who has been working
on the project for more than a
year. “If 11 be very exciting for
us."
Among the 1415 0 St. club’s
owners are several former
Nebraska football players
including Brown, Joel
Makovicka, Chad Kelsay, Matt
Turman, Jeff Lake and Billy
Haafke. The club is inside the
former State Theater, which has
been renovated over the last five
months.
“We should be ready
to go full throttle next
weekend. It'll be very
exciting for us."
Lance Brown
Studio 14 CEO
The club was set to open
Sept. 7, but two incidents
prompted the Liquor
Commission to hold last week’s
hearing to re-evaluate the club’s
license application.
Brown was ticketed for driv
ing while intoxicated, his sec
ond offense. And the club wa§
cited for an after-hours liquor
violation.
Brown and the club’s other
managers must complete a
Responsible Hospitality Council
class and demonstrate their
knowledge to Lincoln Police
Capt. Joy Citta, who is in charge
of the team that patrols the
downtown area.
The council, which includes
bar owners and operators as
well as city and police officials,
offers classes to bar owners
about laws and concerns in an
effort to keep the industry
responsible.