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DN editorial draws fire from Kearney residents
EDITORIAL from page 1
The Antelope is planning an editori
al of its own, Harms said. It will appear
in the paper Thursday.
The Kearney Hub, Kearney's city
newspaper, reprinted the Daily
Nebraskan editorial in its Friday edi
tion. The Hub’s headline read, “UNL
Editorialist Rakes Kearney.”
Mike Konz, managing editor of the
Hub, said the paper ran the editorial to
give Kearney residents a taste of what
others in the state are saying.
“It’s always interesting to view your
self through other people's eyes,” Konz
said. “When you run a local newspaper,
it’s cool to give people a glimpse of
Konz said the opinion in the Daily
Nebraskan confirmed how some
Kearney residents think people view
their city of about 28,000.
The sweeping reaction in the city
had not yet reached Konz when he
decided to reprint the DN editorial. He
said a reader gave him a copy of the edi
tonal, and he thought people might be
interested in it.
Ryan Samuelson, UNK student
body president, said a lot of UNK stu
dents were upset about the tone of the
“I feel it was inappropriate,” said
Samuelson, who spoke about the edito
rial on the Kearney radio station KGFW
1340 AM on Monday morning.
Samuelson said he thought most
students didn’t like the way the editorial
referred to the Great Platte River Road
Archway Monument, which Clinton
The editorial calls the arch, which
spans Interstate 80, a “monstrosity”
that “has been decried by architects as
ugly and insignificant and rebuked by
history buffs as tourist-trap fodder."
Those were some harsh hits,
"(Students) like Kearney,” he said.
"They're just being kind of defensive
about it. I’m glad students are protec
tive of their campus and town.”
Samuelson said most students feel
they don't get a fair shake in the univer
sity system. The University of
Nebraska-Lincoln is always the heavy
weight, and the Daily Nebraskan edito
rial simply entrenched that view.
A lot of things in the editorial were
stereotypical, he said. A lot of people
from Lincoln haven’t even been to
Kearney, he said.
"Obviously, Mr. Clinton picked the
place,” Samuelson said. "He’s not going
to Lincoln. It's not like we paid him off
Staci Sohl, a senior advertising
major at UNK, said the Daily Nebraskan
editorial implied Lincoln was superior
to the rest of the state.
"The article called us small-town
hicks, and that was offensive,” Sohl
Lincoln is made up of people from
all over the state, including Kearney, she
said. It is not exempt from "small-town
One of the paragraphs in the edito
rial that apparently was most offensive
stated: “While we don’t blame Clinton
for keeping his distance from a state
that has been disproportionately
unfriendly to him at the ballot box, now
that he’s finally visiting, it’d be nice if he
could see more of the state than
Kearney - a town that, when embla
zoned on the television sets of millions
of people, will further ingrain the
stereotype that Nebraskans are small
Sohl said she was saddened by the
assertion that people in Kearney were
The word “hick” implies ignorance,
Sohl also was disheartened with the
lack of support from UNL.
“We thought UNL would be happy
for us, and they weren’t,” she said.
"That’s frustrating. This shouldn’t be
‘Yay, Kearney.’ It should be ‘Yay,
University of Nebraska.’ ”
Even as tempers flare in Kearney,
some are happy that Clinton is taking
the time to experience a couple differ
ent parts of the state.
Lormong Lo, vice president of the
Omaha City Council, said though it was
unfortunate Clinton couldn't visit every
city in the state, Omaha was a good
“We have a great town,” Lo said. “It's
a great city. I wish he would come here
more often than one time.”
Lo said he hoped Clinton would
visit the Henry Doorly Zoo to see the
Lied Jungle and the IMAX theater.
The urban development evident in
the Old Market also would be good for
the president to see, Lo said.
“Omaha will be good,” he said. “He
can see urban life and rural life. Omaha
does have both of these features.”
The editorial, while it has sparked
response in Kearney, has also caught
the attention of the national media.
A reporter from the Christian
Science Monitor contacted the Daily
Nebraskan late Monday to gather infor
mation about the editorial and discuss
its effects on Kearney and the state.
Posts to the Daily Nebraskan's Web
site regarding the newspaper’s editorial
can be found at www.dailyneb.com.
Gore's hopes of White House fade
ELECTION from page 1
Gore, Bush, lawmakers
in Florida, congressmen in
Washington and scores of
judges presiding over the
more than 40 lawsuits are
focused on two deadlines:
Dec. 12, when state electors
are chosen, and Dec. 18,
when the Electoral College
Without a clear resolu
tion, the Constitution
throws the election in the lap
of a divided Congress.
“I think whoever wins at
the Florida Supreme Court,
we'll accept that,” Boies said
- setting an end date on the
Democrats were glum,
though they seemed to be
heeding Gore’s request to
stay by his side until the
Florida Supreme Court
“I think we’re down but
not out,” said Sen. Barbara
Mikulski of Maryland. “This
was a punch that knocked
him down, but it didn’t
knock him out”
Sen. Robert Torricelli, D
N.J., said the case is "a legal
issue that, at some point,
becomes an issue of time.”
Republicans were in a
hurry to hear the bell toll for
“How many defeats are
enough?” said Rep. J.C.
Watts, R-Okla., the fourth
ranking member of the
House. "The time has come
for the vice president to
“A1 Gore is facing the
longest week of his political
life,” said Scott Reed, a GOP
operative who ran Bob
Dole’s failed 1996 presiden
tial campaign. “Time has
run out, but he won’t give
Just three days after
hearing historic arguments,
the U.S. Supreme Court
invited Florida’s top court to
clarify its reasons for extend
ing the deadline for hand
counted ballots in some
Democratic counties. A
spokesman for the state high
court said briefs were due on
that case this afternoon.
Bush called the Supreme
Court ruling "a very strong
statement on our behalf.”
While posing for pictures in
front of a garland-strung
hearth, Bush told reporters
he was dispatching running
mate Dick Cheney to Capitol
Hill to meet with GOP lead- ,
ers to continue making
plans for a presumptive
Hours later, Sauls ruled
that Gore “failed to carry the
requisite burden of proof” in
the unprecedented legal
challenge to Bush’s 537-vote
Florida’s seven justices,
all appointed by Democratic
governors, had ordered
Secretary of State Katherine
Harris, a Republican, to
accept recount totals for sev
eral days after the state’s Nov.
14 deadline. Bush appealed,
but the Supreme Court did
not rule on the merits of his
By passing the case back
to Florida, the nation’s high
est court leaves in doubt
gains made by Gore through
manual recounts after Nov.
14. Those totals trimmed
Bush’s lead from 930votes to
537 out of 6 million cast
In Florida, the state legis
lature, dominated by
Republicans, appeared to
slow down its plans for a
special session to choose
presidential electors. Bush's
political operatives signaled
they preferred a go-slow
approach, fearing backlash
from voters under an
intense public relations
campaign by Democrats.
Bush himself urged cau
tion, telling reporters who
asked about the legislative
Bghfc “We ought to take this
process one day at a time.”
A Washington Post-ABC
News survey said 56 percent
of Americans want the
Legislature to leave the
unsettled election alone.
Equal numbers want
Congress to butt out, though
the U.S. Constitution gives
state and federal lawmakers
a role in the Electoral
UNL plans events
after Mohr upset
MOHR from page 1
In February, an “extraordinist” will perform, fea
turing audience participation in different mind
tricks, she said.
A pair of comedians, Spanky and Craig
Karmean, also will perform in February.
In March, there will be tJPC Week, with different
events every night.
Comedian Daniel Tosh, who is working on a new
MTV talk show, will perform his stand-up act, Wendt
UPC members attended a National Association
for College Activities, where they saw Tosh’s per
“He really fit the college audience,” she said.
The Mohr fiasco has been frustrating, but Wendt
said members of UPC aren’t going to dwell on it
“We're just going to put it behind us,” Wendt said.
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