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Cyclones in the fourth
quarter and ral back Mo
No. 1 spot
The soccer team finally
gets a challenge, but still
manages to prevail
Photography student sees
beauty through the lens
of his camera
gives visitors a
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rides were one
of the many
Family Day, an
by the Wyuka
Society to rein
public to the
quiet beauty of
tery and park.
BY SHARON KOLBET*
If you are looking for a quiet spot for a weekend
picnic you might want to consider going to the
For the directors of Wyuka Cemetery and
Funeral Home, 3900 O St,, this is exactly the mes
sage they hope to convey.
On Sunday the public was invited to Wyuka Park
for Family Day - an event organized by the Wyuka
During the day-long event visitors strolled
around the new meditation pond, fed the swans,
and even set up a picnic.
Sites like this were common during Wyuka’s
early years. Established in 1869, Wyuka cemetery
was actually one of Lincoln’s first parks, said Wyuka
CEO Mike Hutchinson. The cemetery was a popular
place for family and friends to gather not just to
remember the dead -but also to celebrate the living.
This has become an almost forgotten part of
Lincoln history, but the Wyuka Historical Society
hopes to reintroduce the tradition.
The Family Day was designed to give the public
a chance to walk and enjoy the scenic grounds.
Children were able to paint pumpkins near the
old carriage house. Visitors could enjoy live organ
music in the Rudge Memorial chapel or listen to
Shakespearean readings on the lawn.
Another popular attraction was provided by
Steve Shaw and his two draft horses, Lacy and Lucy.
Moving slowly along the historic red brick
streets, Shaw, who is from the Carriage Cab
Company, gave visitors a ride along with a lesson.
During the popular 15 minute tour Shaw talked to
his passengers about some of the more famous
grave markers within the cemetery.
Earlier in the year the cemetery had a similar
event, and people waited in line for more than an
hour to take the wagon ride, Shaw said.
The gravestone of Hughina Morrison, who died
in 1869, is die cemetery’s oldest marker. The wood
en propeller connected with Corel Sherwood's
grave is one of the most unusual. There is also an
elaborate etching of a steam locomotive on the
granite marker honoring Walter Dameron, a
Burlington railroad fireman who died in a train acci
dent in 1911, Shaw said. *
Hutchinson said the public’s response to this
type of event has been very positive. The Wyuka
A pair of black-necked swans swim in the recently restored
pond at Lincoln's Wyuka cemetery. The swans are one of the
additions made to the cemetery this year as part of an ongo
ing restoration project.
Religious coalition to support Initiative 416
BY GEORGE GREEN
With the Nov. 7 election
approaching rapidly, another coali
tion has formed to support the pas
sage of a ban on same-sex mar
The new group, the Nebraska
Coalition for the Protection of
Marriage, will use a media campaign
to promote Initiative 416, said Dan
Parsons, spokesman and president
of the coalition.
The initiative would amend the
state constitution to prohibit
domestic partnerships or other
The new coalition includes the
Mormon Church, the Nebraska
Catholic Conference and Family
First, a conservative activist organi
zation, Parsons said.
Former Gov. Kay Orr, who is on
the board of directors of Family
First, will be the co-chairwoman of
the coalition, Parsons said.
He said discussions between the
groups prompted the formation of
“We wanted to form a broad
based coalition to support the initia
tive," he said.
The new coalition will work
independently of the Defense of
Marriage Amendment Committee,
the group that gathered over 160,000
signatures on a petition to put the
initiative on the ballot, Parsons said.
The Mormon church, though,
was involved in the petition drive, he
Guyla Mills, chairwoman of the
DOMA committee, said more sup
port will help the initiative pass.
"We are always glad to see other
people get involved," she said.
“We wanted to form a broad-based coalition to support
Nebraska Coalition for Protection of Marriage president
Parsons said the DOMA commit
tee got the initiative on the ballot,
and his group's job is to get it passed.
The amendment committee
used a grassroots campaign, while
the new coalition will launch an
extensive radio, television anddirect
mail campaign, Parsons said.
Groups opposed to the amend
ment said the DOMA advocate
organizations are spending too
much money on the initiative.
The groups could spend $1.1
million on the DOMA campaign,
said Angela Clements, a student
coordinator for the group Huskers
Against the Defense of Marriage
But the new coalition will not
affect anti-DOMA groups' efforts to
prevent its passage, she said.
"We are going to keep on doing
the work we were doing,” Clements
BY VERONICA PAEHN
Freshman pre-med major Adam Baker has more
than 600 songs on his computer.
Most are old songs or bootlegs that are difficult to
find in stores, he said.
Baker didn’t pay for this music.
Neither did his friend Jenod Meyer, a sophomore
general studies major, who has close to 1,000 songs
saved on his computer.
Both of these University of Nebraska-Lincoln stu
dents got their music from a Web site called Napster.
Napster allows users to share music by download
ing songs in MP3 format directly from the computers
of other users.
The Web site has been the source of controversy
since its inception more than a year ago.
Some music industry officials
claim the Internet service violates ■
copyright laws. ‘That’S a
In fact, Napster is appealing a , u f
U.S. District Court ruling made in t?imCn Of
August that ordered the Web site be bull
shut down. Until a decision is made, rrnVi'
the service is still up and running. Crap.
Napster has caused concern at Students
universities across the U.S. as well. nrp
Races such as Yale in New Haven
Conn., the University of Southern going tO ’
California in Los Angeles and y^g
Indiana University in Bloomington
have blocked Napster from their Web Computer
servers. 5 fyy
Officials at the University of .
Nebraska-Lincoln have not yet taken QCaaemiC
that step. purposes
But Kent Hendrickson, associate 7 r\r\
vice chancellor for information serv- 1 ^
ices, said it could come to that percent
The use of music-downloading +up
services is discouraged in the NU f n
system, Hendrickson said. time.
"It isn’t just the legality of it,”
Hendrickson said. “But it’s also flood- Adam Baker
ing up °ur bandwidth.- freshman
Services like Napster can use up a nre-med
great deal of bandwidth on comput- p
ers. If too much is in use at one time, _major
the servers slow down and can stop
That hasn’t happened at UNL, Hendrickson said,
but the possibility is there. It may become more criti
cal as the service grows more popular, he said.
Bandwidth refers to the rate at which data trans
fers over a computer system.
When UNL officials learn of students using
Napster, they ask the students to stop, Hendrickson
said. If they don’t, students could be taken off the net
Dave Spanel, systems coordinator of networking
and operations, said university computers are to be
used for academic purposes only.
According to the Student Code of Conduct, com
puters at the university exist for “education, research,
service and administration.” Using computers for
anything other than that is an act of misconduct, it
Oftentimes, university officials don’t know about
a student using Napster or a similar Web site until
someone from the music industry calls and tells
Once that happens, Spanel said, the university is
expected to take action, even though UNL officials
don’t necessarily want to police students using these
In some cases, the student is turned over to
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Environmental dilemmas: Oil drilling, river habitats spark debate
Editor's Note: This is part of
an occasional series of stories
examining the views of Senate
candidates Ben Nelson and Don
Stenburg. Today’s issue: the
BY GEORGE GREEN
become more contentious each
day as continued economic
expansion collides with nature’s
The winners of the
November elections will have a
hand in deciding how to recon
cile the needs of the earth with
the needs of society.
Both Nebraska senatorial
candidates tout their environ
mental records and have differ
ent insights into how to solve
Two dilemmas discussed by
the candidates have gained spe
cial prominence in the past
three months. They are;
■ Suggestions made by
Republican presidential candi
date George W. Bush to drill for
oil in Alaska’s Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge, where caribou
have calves, polar bears dig dens
and snow geese rest for migra
■ Questions over how to bal
ance the needs of shipping com
panies on the Missouri River
and the habitat requirements of
three wildlife species that use
On Bush’s proposal to drill
for oil in the Arctic National
Wildlife Reserve, Don Stenburg,
the Republican candidate for
Senate, can be counted as a sup
porter, said John Soukup, a
spokesman for Stenberg.
Scientific advances in
drilling allow companies to get
oil without harming the envi
ronment, Soukup said.
Environmentalists have said
drilling will affect the wildlife
species regardless of technolog
Former Gov. Ben Nelson, the
Democratic candidate for
Senate, wants to look at other
energy sources within the U.S.
before drilling in the reserve,
said Marcia Cady, a spokes
woman for Nelson.
But Nelson has not ruled out
drilling in the reserve, she said.
Nelson wants to expand the
use of ethanol, which is made
from com, in gasoline as a possi
ble solution to high energy
demands, she said.
Stenberg also supports
increased ethanol use along
with drilling in reserve, Soukup
Wildlife management also is
at the center of a debate over the
Missouri River also.
Environmentalists say the
survival of birds, such as the pip
ing plover, the least tem and the
pallid sturgeon fish, which live
along the upper parts of the
Missouri River, depend on alter
ing water levels in the river.
Fish and wildlife biologists
blame the problems on poor
river management policies.
But barging companies say
increasing water levels every
three years in the spring and
lowering them by about a third
in summer could lead to spring
floods and harm barge traffic.
Congress passed a $23.6 bil
lion energy bill on Oct. 2 that
includes the project, but Senate
support is unclear.
Stenberg does not support
changing water levels for the
wildlife species, Soukup said.
“Barges are a low cost trans
portation alternative for agricul
tural commodities and fertiliz
ers. Making the Missouri River
un-navigable for barges would
drive farm costs up,” Stenberg
said in a Sept. 21 debate.
Nelson wants to bring both
sides of the debate together to
find a solution, Cady said.
Nelson believes a compro
mise can be reached, if "bicker
ing” from both sides stops, she
Along with the two major
issues, the candidates also pro
mote their environmental
records and their plans to
improve Nebraska’s environ
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