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volume 109, issue 80
   today in print
                                                                                                                                                                thursday, january 14, 2010

                             Off map
Hoops team delays
the inevitable
columnist argues
that Nebraska’s loss
should feel familiar
to Husker fans.

                page 8
sticking it to the
The Huskers nab
a choice football
recruit, who’s a colo-
rado native, with a
home visit from bo                                                           STOry by pAIge cOrNWell | ArT by lAUreN OlSON
                page 7
the changing                    a new bill before the legislature could consolidate nebraska counties
world of water                  Kayla Abel graduated high school               “We are trying to look at what       subject, but Sen. Pahls has taken it       Consolidating counties might
University of Iowa              with 16 people in her class. Her            Nebraska could or should look like      one step closer,” McCollister said.     not be the best way to create effi-
professor speaks at             hometown, North Loup, Neb., in              in the future,” Pahls said.                One of the reasons for the pos-      ciency, said Larry Dix, executive
                                Valley County, has a population of             The purpose of the bill is to al-    sible consolidation is increasing       director of the Nebraska Associa-
UNl about living in             less than 400 people. It takes Abel, a      low the legislature to look at the      use of technology. The counties         tion of County Officials, which ed-
a changing water                freshman general studies major, 15          long range for the counties to cre-     were organized at a time when           ucates and assists officials from the
environment.                    minutes to get to a medium-sized            ate a better overall product, Pahls     communities were scattered in           93 counties. The idea of changing
                                grocery store and an hour to get to         said. The bill wouldn’t necessarily     rural areas throughout Nebraska,        the county lines is an easy target,
                page 2          the closest shopping mall.                  change the counties, he said, but       and the government seats needed         but it isn’t the answer, Dix said.
                                   Despite the size of her town and         rather would look at the current        to be centrally located. In the past,      “Everyone knows the county
asun holds first                county, Abel still feels a sense of         system and do studies and surveys       it allowed residents to travel to and   lines,” Dix said. “What do you see
meeting of semes-               identity with Valley County. Li-            involving other officials in the        from the county seats on horseback      on the maps for the weather? Coun-
ter                             cense plate numbers from Valley             state.                                  in one day.                             ties. Nobody knows the school dis-
                                County have the prefix 47, the only            The bill is supported by the find-      “If you were going to reinvent       trict lines or the city limits, but
Student government              county in the state with that prefix.       ings of a study by the Platte Insti-    Nebraska, would you organize the        everyone knows the county lines.”
talks new projects              Her school, which was combined              tute, a non-partisan research and       counties in the same way?” Pahls           McCollister agrees there could
                                with another small town, has rivals         education organization that studies     said. “The majority wouldn’t.”          be pros and cons to the shift.
for the semester                in neighboring counties.                    current public policy issues and           Other reasons are for economic          If the county lines were consoli-
including rSO out-                 That identity could change un-           develops opportunities for eco-         purposes and efficiency. The towns      dated, it would potentially create
reach, recycling and            der a bill introduced in the Nebras-        nomic development in Nebraska.          that once needed to be located          a loss for towns that have pride in
                                ka Legislature earlier this month           The study found that the 93 coun-       close to the county seats dwindled      being a county seat, McCollister
parking tips.                   that would consolidate Nebraska’s           ties needed to be reorganized, said     down as the population in Nebras-       said. It’s more than a number of the
                page 2          counties.                                   John McCollister, executive direc-      ka shifted towards the eastern cities   license plate.
                                   The bill, LB826, was introduced          tor of the Platte Institute.            such as Lincoln and Omaha.                 “There is a lot of history to take
First Friday sucks              by Sen. Rich Pahls of Omaha. It                Pahls met with the organization         “There is one county with only       into account,” Pahls said.
Arts columnist Nate             would develop a plan to decrease            before introducing the bill, and is     400 people,” Pahls said. “The po-          And ultimately, the deci-
                                the number of counties from 93 to           continuing research into the topic.     tential (of consolidation) could be     sion to change the county lines
ruleaux writes about            about 30 by 2018.                              “We kicked off interest in the       better service and a lower cost.”       is up to the taxpayers, Dix said.
his loathing of past
weekends, especially
when no one is out.
                page 5
                                                                  counties: see page 2
      our view

   On Tueseday             learning styles                                                           N VISION kicks off
   afternoon the city
   of Port-au-Prince,
   the capital of Haiti,
                              andrea vasquez                   pictures and diagrams, and
   was rocked by a             daily nebraskan
                                                               kinesthetic learners work best
   massive earthquake      Some students loathe lectures,
                                                               with experiments and hands-
                                                               on activities.
   that registered         while one row over, another            Most people have a com-
                           student is soaking up the ma-       bination of the three styles,
   a magnitude of          terial.                             though many favor one or two
   7.0. Now, just two         Many educators attribute
                           those differences partly to in-
                                                               of the areas. Some educators
                                                               take that information and use
   days later, the city    dividuals’ learning styles, and     it to help determine whether
                           some professors try to mold
   is stuck in a dire      their lesson plans to those dif-
                                                               they give a lecture, show a
                                                               PowerPoint or hold a class dis-
   situation. Collapsed    ferent methods of learning. But     cussion.
                           a paper published last month           Although it seems intuitive
   buildings, downed       in “Psychological Science in        that students would retain
   communication,          the Public Interest” disputes
                           whether students benefit when
                                                               more information when it is
                                                               presented according to their
   looters and streets     professors try to cater to every-   learning style, the recent paper
                           one’s preferences.
   filled with the dead       “When you’re a professor in
                                                               argued that the effort may be a
                                                               waste of teachers’ time.
   and injured require     front of a class of 35 or some-        “If I had 30 students in class,
                           times 150 students, every one       then I could tailor how I in-
   the help of a massive   of those students has a differ-     struct to their learning styles,”                                                                        patrick Breen | daily neBraskan
                                                                                                    Justin Solomon, a junior family sciences major, speaks to a crowd inside the Union as
   international effort.   ent learning style,” said Christy
                           Horn, co-director of the Cen-
                                                               said Eric Malina, an assistant
                                                               chemistry professor at UNL.          Jamie Dick (left), a junior marketing major and Drew Schulz, a junior economics major,
   In order to aid those   ter for Instructional Innovation    “When I have 190 students,           watch on Wednesday afternoon. The three compose part of the N VISION party running
                                                                                                    in this year’s Association of Students of the University of Nebraska election.
                           at the University of Nebraska-
   affected by the         Lincoln. “I don’t know how
                                                               I know I have all the learning
                                                               styles out there in varying de-                                       Nebraska members and non-           He said N VISION is about
   earthquakes, we         you accommodate everybody.”         grees.”                                 michelle rieger               members alike joined to hear      bringing together student
                              Some teachers and profes-           The psychologists who wrote          daily nebraskan               presidential candidate Justin     leaders and bettering the
   encourage readers to    sors hand out a sort of score-      the paper suggest students may                                        Solomon and vice presidents       overall student experience.
                                                                                                    Voting season for University
   contribute to the Red   card on the first day of class,
                           with questions to determine
                                                               enjoy a lesson that matches
                                                               their learning styles better than
                                                                                                    of Nebraska-Lincoln students     Jamie Dick and Drew Schulz        The N VISION team cre-
                                                                                                                                     publicize their running posi-     ated a set of three platforms
   Cross relief effort.”   whether each student is an          one that doesn’t, but they will
                                                                                                    has kicked off with the N VI-
                                                                                                    SION candidates formally         tions.                            based on academics, com-
                           auditory, visual or kinesthetic     retain more information from                                             “We are excited to share       munity outreach and student
        dn ed Board        learner. Auditory learners re-                                           announcing the beginning
                                                                                                                                     our vision for the upcoming
   wants students to       tain information from lectures                                           of their campaign Wednes-
                                                                                                                                     year with you today,” said
                give.      and conversations, visual learn-              learning:                  day morning in the Union
                                                                                                    Square. Association of Stu-      Solomon, a junior family sci-                n vision:
                           ers absorb information from
                page 3                                                    see page 2                dents of the University of       ences major at UNL.                          see page 2
            Y                                                                                                                                                                                        thursday, january 14, 2010

Future of water discussed                                                                                            learning: FROM 1
                                                                                                                     a lesson that is appropriate for
                                                                                                                     the material. For instance, pic-
     RUTH ANGELiNA                       since the 1930s.                         Instead of seeing it as a big      tures or 3D models may be a
     daily nebraskan
                                            Despite this increased use,        problem, Singaporeans saw it          more effective way to teach a
                                         Schnoor said the myth that            as an opportunity to become           type of architectural design than
Jerald Schnoor, a professor of           people are wasting water when         a leader in world water indus-        reading about it in a textbook.
enginnering at the University            they are using it is not true.        tries.                                   Horn also said catering to
of Iowa, addressed the impli-               “You’re not wasting water,            Zhongtian Li, an environ-          learning styles could make it too
cations of living in a changing          you’re just a water person,” he       mental engineering graduate           easy for students.
water environment Wednes-                said.                                 student, said he thinks tech-            “Sometimes when you have
day evening on the Univer-                  People just have to think of       nology may not be an option           to work at what’s being given to
sity of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East          the basic water cycle, Schnoor        in United States as it con-           you,” she said, “then you’re go-
Campus.                                  said. The way to recover the          sumes a lot of energy.                ing to remember it better.”
   Schnoor’s lecture was part            used water is to treat it system-        “We have to look for other            David Brooks, a teaching,
of the UNL Water Center’s                atically.                             ways, more ecological ways,”          learning and teacher educa-
annual spring lecture series, a             Schnoor also presented             he said.                              tion professor at UNL, said the
14-part series focusing on wa-           a water stress map, which                Schnoor claimed that Ne-           whole concept of intrinsic learn-
ter and natural resources.               showed water use in the               braska is likely to be warmer         ing styles is a myth. Rather, he
   Schnoor discussed facts               United States. It shows that in       and wetter in the future if           said everyone has the ability
and statistics about public              southern California, people           current trends continue. He           to hone their skills in a certain
water use and its intensity in           actually use much more water          urged integrated water man-           area, and their preferences are
the United States, including             than they receive because the         agement to replace aging wa-          shaped through experience.
trends in climate in Nebraska.           water California receives can         ter infrastructure as a solution.        “The idea of learning styles
Over a period of 50 years, ob-           only support 1 million people.           Finally, Schnoor said his          is something that fits very natu-
servations have shown that                  “This problem does not             team exists to teach, discover        rally, because as you start to
the average temperature in               only occur in southern Cali-          and serve the community.              develop a skill set, that skill set
Nebraska has increased, lead-            fornia,” Schnoor said. “It hap-       Schnoor said he hopes to              becomes stronger and stronger,”
ing to higher winter and night-          pens in a lot of big cities, and      serve students by teaching and        Brooks said. “For instructional
time minimum temperatures,               lately Arkansas and Mississippi       giving them the tools to hope-        materials, the most important
but lower daytime maximum                seem to have the same prob-           fully solve this problem in the       thing for somebody to succeed
temperature.                             lem. It is a national problem.”       future.                               is to have some instruction that
   The good news is that the                Schnoor pointed to Ne-                Bryan Mellage, an enthusi-         matches where they’re at at that
growing season has been ex-              braska and said Omaha seems           ast of the UNL Water Center’s         point in time.”                                                            LAUREN OLSON | DAiLy NEBRASKAN
tended, which means more                 to have a similar problem. A          lecture series for two years,            That means someone begin-
frost-free days. The flip side is        solution to this nationwide           said he thinks it’s important for     ning in a subject needs more
that Nebraska is predicted to            problem is the transfer of wa-        people to be aware of changes         guidance than an advanced stu-
be a lot warmer by the end of            ter between states and more           in the world’s water supply.                                                when they visit his office. Then,     recording and listening back to
                                                                                                                     dent would.
the century.                             use of groundwater.                      “Water will be a commodity                                               he said, he can customize the         the lecture.
                                                                                                                        Malina said he has few op-
   One thing that has not                   Schnoor said Singapore             in the future,” Mellage said.                                               lesson to make it understand-            “Students need to take the
                                                                                                                     tions for how he can teach in a
changed much over this pe-               was the inspiration for his re-       “Right now, people are turn-                                                able.                                 responsibility to pick it up and
                                                                                                                     lecture hall, so he finds differ-
riod is annual precipitation.            search. Singapore is unique           ing on the faucet and thinking                                                 Outside the classroom, Horn        learn it,” Malina said. “I can’t
                                                                                                                     ent ways to give the information
However, it is projected to in-          because it is a city-state with       water is going to be there. The                                             and Malina agree the respon-          make them learn anything. …
                                                                                                                     and takes cues from the faces in
crease significantly as a result         only about 4 million people.          truth is, it is not going to be                                             sibility falls on students to be      Without their input it’s just talk-
                                                                                                                     the audience to gauge whether
of carbon emissions.                     The problem is that 20 years          there forever.”                                                             proactive, either by asking their     ing to a brick wall.”
                                                                                                                     students are getting it. The only
   Groundwater use has in-               ago, Singapore discovered it                                                                                      professors or classmates for help,                ANDREAvASqUEZ@
                                                                                            RUTHANGELiNA@            time Malina can really accom-
creased as Nebraskans use of             did not have enough water for              DAiLyNEBRASKAN.COM                                                     re-reading the textbook or tape              DAiLyNEBRASKAN.COM
                                                                                                                     modate students individually is
wells has increased notably              its population.

n vision: FROM 1
life to help students reach
their goals and create a less
stressful environment around
                                           Dick, a junior marketing
                                        major, lead into the next
                                        platform: Career Develop-
                                                                               Representative Council plat-
                                                                               form. He said it would give
                                                                               recognized student organiza-
                                                                                                                     open forum returns
UNL.                                    ment Resources. This would             tions an opportunity to work                                                executive report.                      list,” she said.
                                                                                                                            KiM BUCKLEy                       “What we’ve been working               She said hopefully it could
   The first platform Solo-             offer help for students trying         together through an active
                                                                                                                          daily nebraskan                  on lately is the budget,” she          help “reduce the number of
mon introduced was one to               to get hired, such as career           discussion and collaborative
alleviate stress during the             development classes to offer           efforts to make a difference          The Association of Students of        said.                                  parking violations and make
class registration process. He          advice on interviewing and             on a larger scale.                    the University of Nebraska held          The ASUN budget for the             students happier with their
said N VISION would cre-                resumes. She said N VISION                “Our hope is that this new         its first meeting of the semester     2010-2011 school year will be          parking.”
ate a class wait-list policy so         hopes to see a class like this         body will make ASUN more              Wednesday.                            proposed in the next few weeks,           Senate speaker Jared Tide-
that all students receive a fair        accepted as a general educa-           transparent and allow for                Erin McDermott, coordina-          Collins said.                          mann, a senior political sci-
chance at enrolling in a class.         tion certified course through          more student involvement              tor of the Peer Financial Edu-           Internal Vice President Bri-        ence and international studies
   “All too often, students are         ACE.                                   and a stronger student voice,”        cation Center, spoke at open          an Coburn, a senior biochem-           major, told the senators that
forced to spend unnecessary                “This opens the door for            Schulz said.                          forum to introduce herself to         istry major, gave the senate a         they have been assigned a rec-
money to stay in school lon-            more internship and career                They will also continue to         the senate and give the sena-         quick update on Recyclema-             ognized student organization
ger because they are bottle-            opportunites,” Dick said.              improve projects such as the          tors the opportunity to ask any       nia, an event ASUN began               they had to contact.
necked out of required class-              Lastly, Schulz, a junior            475-RIDE program and cam-             questions they had about the          working on in the fall semester.          Tidemann said he hoped the
es by inefficient registration          economics major, introduced            pus security, Dick said.              new center.                              “Basically any recycling            senators and the RSOs would
practices,” Solomon said.               the Student Organization                  “We want to serve students            During open forum, she             done on campus will count in           meet monthly.
                                                                               first and we want to be the           passed out forms for the sena-        the competition,” he said.                “It’s a good chance to talk
                                                                               agent of change for them,”            tors to fill out so they could give      Both greek houses and resi-         about 475-RIDE, to talk about
                                                                               Solomon said.                         ideas on possibly renaming the        dence halls will be participat-        the Peer Financial Education
                                                                                  Students can vote in the           program and the program’s vol-        ing, he said.                          Center,” he said.
                                                                               ASUN election on March 3.             unteers.                                 External Vice President                He urged the senate to con-
                                                                                  For more information of               “This lady has already put in      Amanda Crook, a senior politi-         tact and meet with their as-
                                                                               N VISION’s campaign ideas             so much work,” ASUN Presi-            cal science major, spoke about         signed RSO within the next
                                                                               visit www.nvision.unl.com.            dent Megan Collins, a senior          possibly getting East Campus           week.
                                                                                         MiCHELLERiEGER@             business administration major,        commuter parking.                         New meeting times for
                                                                                    DAiLyNEBRASKAN.COM               told the senate.                         “I think what we’re going to        committees were given by the
                                                                                                                        She then gave the senate an        work on is a top 10 parking tips       chairs to the senate to accom-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  modate school schedules for
           Service, Sun and Fun                                                                                                                                                                   the semester.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Academic Committee Chair

               in San Diego!                                                                                                                                                                      Justin Solomon, a junior family
                                                                                                                                                                                                  sciences major, reported that
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Follett company, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                  owns the Univeristy Bookstore,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  has set up trial stores testing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  textbook rentals, which he
                                                                                                                                                                                                  hopes will come to Nebraska.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     “This year, after researching
                                                                                                                                                                                                  textbook rentals last semester,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  I decided to rent my textbooks
                                                                                                                                                                                                  from Chegg.com,” he said.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                 from both counties. Dix
                                                                                                                                                                                                 would “be fine with it, as long
                                                                                                                                                                                                 as (the residents) are for it.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                    The bill doesn’t force
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 portunity to look into possible
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                                                                                                                                                                                   bob laUSTen | daily nebraSkan

    haitians need
                  Age shouldn’t distance loved ones
                                       bob laUSTen | daily nebraSkan

                                                                                         ometimes I feel like the

help to recover
                                                                                         people who love me the                                                              This woman raised
                                                                                         most have little reason to.
                                                                                           Whenever I go home to
                                                                                                                                                                           me, and I abandoned
                                                                                         El Paso, Texas, my mom                                                              her just because

 from disaster                                                                                                                                                                she was getting
                                                                                         must constantly remind me
                                                                        to go visit my grandparents. “Mija, your
                                                                        grandpa gave you $50. You should go see                                                            older, and I couldn’t
                                                                        him and thank him,” she said to me for                                                              relate. Yet her face
  On Tuesday afternoon, the city of Port-au-Prince,                     the third time last week.
                                                                            I always agree with her and say that I’ll          sarah»tenorio                               still lights up when I
the capital of Haiti, was rocked by a massive earth-                    go later in the afternoon, but it’s usually         My grandma showed her love in a                 enter the door, and
quake that registered a magnitude of 7.0. Now, just
two days later, the city is stuck in a dire situation.
                                                                        two or three days before I actually do it.      different way, by filling my stomach, my
                                                                                                                        pockets and my heart. Never too tired or
                                                                                                                                                                             her eyes fill with
                                                                        I just don’t know what to talk to them
Collapsed buildings, downed communication,                              about, or so the excuse goes.                   too busy to play with me, she played with           water when I leave
looters and streets filled with the dead and injured                        When I finally get around to going,         Barbies or tea cups with me for hours. We
                                                                                                                        would sew, make tortillas, walk to Kmart
                                                                                                                                                                             for a long period
require the help of a massive international effort.                     I sit in my grandparents’ house at their                                                            of time. I know she
  A disaster of such large scale only compounds                         dining room table: the same table I sat at      or downtown. She took me everywhere:
the many difficulties facing Haiti already. Years of                    when I was a toddler and lived with them;       San Diego, Dallas, Phoenix and any-                 prays for me every
political instability and corruption left the coun-                     where my grandma encouraged me to               where else my aunts and uncles lived.
                                                                                                                        She and I would just hop on a Grey-
                                                                                                                                                                           night. She sends me
                                                                        finish my food as I’d sit for hours picking
try unprepared for such a disaster. On-the-ground
                                                                        at my bowl of caldo, or plate of calabasas,     hound with a Kmart bag full of burritos            a little money when
resources were relatively scarce, and many buildings                    because I didn’t like vegetables; where I’d     and end up somewhere else. We stayed                        she can.
crumbled because they were not well-maintained,                         come home from grade school, tell my            out of town for weeks in the summer.
according to an NPR report. Additional photos show                                                                      Though most kids might cry for their         names, but never mine.
                                                                        grandma about what I learned and eat
the Haitian presidential palace (Haiti’s equivalent                                                                     mom after only a few days away from          She’s not the grandma I know. Not the
                                                                        my afternoon snack, a burrito of beans
                                                                                                                        home, my grandma kept me from missing        grandma who rode roller coasters, who
of the White House) in ruins. Many news reports,                        and roasted jalapenos or red chili; where
                                                                                                                                                                     traveled 15 hours straight on a bus with
including the AP, have reported death tolls that are                    my grandma would listen to me read her          my mom or my bed.
                                                                                                                            At home in El Paso, she cooked for       a 5-year-old granddaughter, not the
as high as 500,000.                                                     Bible as a way of practicing my Spanish.
                                                                                                                                                                     grandma who cooked delicious meals
                                                                            But these days I just sit there, watching   me every day, no matter how picky I
  Fortunately, relief is pouring into the country.                                                                      was. When I didn’t like what she made        from scratch every day, not the grandma
International efforts such as the Red Cross have                        my grandma eat, sometimes eating with
                                                                                                                        that day, she would whip up the sure         who told me stories of her childhood or
                                                                        her because by now I’ve learned if you
pledged money and other resources to the relief                         turn down a plate of food in a Mexican          fire meal: pinto beans from the pot with     helped me read in Spanish.
effort. On Wednesday, the group opened up many                          household, you offend your host. But            pieces of corn tortilla mixed in. I was         For a while now, it has become hard
of their standby reserves to aid the country, but a                     then again, who would want to turn down         so picky I wouldn’t eat the oats from        for me to relate to my second mom
midday report from the AP said Red Cross workers                                                                        oatmeal and she would use a strainer just    because of the toll old age has taken on
                                                                        a plate of homemade Mexican food?
in Haiti may have already run out of medical sup-                                                                       to extract the sweet cinnamony milk from     her. My mom says I should try harder to
                                                                            We don’t talk much. Mostly, I just stare
                                                                                                                        oatmeal for me to sip.                       talk to her.
plies. The Red Cross estimates up to a third of the 9                   at her and smile when she looks up. I’ll
                                                                                                                                                                        “Make her laugh,” she says. “Tell her
million population of Haiti may need help.                              bring up the weather, or ask about what             When I complained about being really
                                                                                                                        bored, she slipped me $5 or $10 to play      about your life.”
  More supplies are on the way, but it may take                         the reporter on Univision is talking about.
                                                                                                                                                                        But it’s hard to do it when all I get is an
                                                                        But mostly, we just sit.                        with, or to go to Kmart and buy anything
some time to get there. Time that the more than 2                                                                       I wanted. And she almost never denied        empty or confused stare.
million residents of Port-au-Prince don’t have. And                         Finally, after checking my phone’s
                                                                                                                        me a dollar when the ice cream man              I sat beside her on the last night before
                                                                        clock several times, I decide I’ve been
even as the last of the survivors are pulled from the                   there for a sufficient amount of time           drove by. Yes, many say my grandma           I came back to Nebraska. Still quiet, with
wreckage, the destruction of Port-au-Prince will                        and get up, kiss my grandma’s forehead,         spoiled me. But we had good times            nothing to say, I stared at the dining room
leave the country with long-term economic prob-                         squeeze her hand, holler goodbye to my          together.                                    table, remembering all the meals and
lems.                                                                                                                       When I got to middle school, she         talks we shared there. Then I stared at the
                                                                        grandpa and go on my way. I usually
  In order to aid those affected by the earthquakes,                                                                    started getting sick. She couldn’t move      living room and thought of all the playing
                                                                        leave their house with a weight of guilt in
                                                                                                                        around as easily. The trips away and the     we did there. The house is filled with
we encourage readers to contribute to the Red Cross                     my heart. If you knew everything they’ve
                                                                                                                                                                     memories of me and my grandma. How
relief effort.                                                          done for me, you’d be disappointed too.         cooking became rare. But I still consid-
                                                                                                                        ered her my second mom. On spring            could I be so selfish?
  You can do so by visiting their Web site at www.                          In my younger years, my relationship
                                                                                                                                                                        This woman raised me, and I aban-
                                                                        with my grandparents, especially my             break and some weekends, I would stay
redcross.org or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS                                                                               with her, helping her in and out of bed,     doned her just because she was getting
(1-800-733-2767). People can also contribute in a                       grandma, was very different.
                                                                                                                        changing her clothes, tidying up her         older, and I couldn’t relate. Yet her face
                                                                            My mom, brother and I lived with
newly implemented way by texting “Haiti” to 90999,                      them from the time I was 3 until I turned       house. At night, we would share her          still lights up when I enter the door, and
which will send a $10 donation, which is added to                       10. In that time, my grandparents gave          bed. I’d hold her hand, rubbing the age      her eyes fill with water when I leave for
the monthly bill, to the Red Cross.                                     me everything they could.                       spots on it, while she prayed for everyone   a long period of time. I know she prays
                                                                                                                        we knew. Then we’d talk until she fell       for me every night. She sends me a little
                                                                            At age 5, I really wanted one of those
                                                                                                                        asleep. And I’d giggle when she started      money when she can.
       editorial»policy                                                 mini cars called Power Wheels. I wanted
                                                                        the Barbie pink convertible that I’d seen       snoring.                                        And I still avoid her.
The editorial above contains the opinion of the fall 2009 daily                                                             She doesn’t have that bed anymore.          I realize now that it’s not too late to
                                                                        in a Sears catalog. My grandpa found one
nebraskan editorial board. it does not necessarily reflect the views                                                    She sleeps on a hospital bed with rails      make memories with her. I have to try
                                                                        just like it in a dumpster and, though it
of the University of nebraska-lincoln, its student body or the                                                          on both sides. She walks with a walker.      harder to connect with her, but she
                                                                        had no batteries, my brother, the neigh-
University of nebraska board of regents. a column is solely the                                                         My grandma’s had so many surgeries,          deserves my time and my affection. I
                                                                        borhood kids and I played with it for
opinion of its author; a cartoon is solely the opinion of its artist.                                                   it’s hard to remember them all, but most     don’t want to wake up one day, when it’s
The board of regents acts as publisher of the daily nebraskan;          weeks, taking turns pushing each other in
                                                                                                                        have been risky. They say she’s not strong   too late, wishing for all the memories we
policy is set by the daily nebraskan editorial board. The Unl           it. Another time, I wanted a small table
                                                                                                                        enough to handle them most times.            could have had.
Publications board, established by the regents, supervises the          and chairs I’d seen in a catalog, so I could
                                                                                                                            But she manages.                         Sarah Tenorio iS a Senior newS-ediTori-
production of the paper. according to policy set by the regents,        play tea time with my grandma. My                                                            al major. reach her aT SarahTenorio@
responsibility for the editorial content of the newspaper lies solely   grandpa found scraps and built me one.              Her memory slips in and out. Some-                         dailynebraSkan.com.
in the hands of daily nebraskan employees.                                                                              times she forgets her grandchildren’s

      Carbon regulation must benefit Americans first
                           e’re in the       same, staggering conclusions –                                                         This system, if less were given       to the government, most of the
                           health care       even a two-degree increase in the                                                   away for free, would encourage           money collected will be returned
                           reform            Earth’s temperature (rising steadily                                                companies to pollute less so they        to the people who own the skies:
                           endgame, so       upward over the past century)                                                       have to pay for fewer permits.           that is, you and me and every
                           to speak. A       would, according to The Guardian,                                                   Moreover, companies can sell             other American family. Cantwell
                           bill has passed   turn the Amazon into desert, make                                                   extra permits they don’t use to          and Collins estimate that under
through both houses of Congress, and         the oceans too acidic for coral                                                     higher polluting businesses in the       their plan (where 80 percent of
it is likely to pass before the State of     reefs, expose 60 million people to a                                                market; carbon becomes something         the permits are auctioned and 20
the Union address in February. Even          higher risk of malaria and so on.                                                   that is bought and sold on a stock       percent given away) each and every
though it’s an election year, Congress          Nevertheless, an incremental                                                     exchange.                                American family would receive
still has to do its job – namely, work       approach is all our government has                zach»smith                           Cap-and-trade, if well-designed,      more than $1,100. In comparison,
on some arguably more important              to work with, especially in an era       whatever reason, favor cap-and-            works. The program in the bill that      independent estimates of the costs
issues than health care reform: finan-       where 40 members of the minor-           trade legislation by a narrow major-       passed the House is mediocre at          of current legislation show energy
cial regulation, job creation, climate       ity party constitute a majority in       ity, according to a public opinion         best and might work to control the       bills for most Americans will go up
change and immigration.                      the Senate. Thus, it’s worth taking      poll. But I doubt many people              amount of pollution in the skies.        approximately $150 annually. In
    Climate change is of particular          the time to look at what Congress        could explain what a cap-and-trade         A simpler alternative would be a         the recovering economy, Ameri-
interest to this Congress. Nobody is         might pass in this session.              system is.                                 flat tax per ton of carbon. But we       cans deserve to make a profit off of
quite sure whether any form of the              Congress will, in any bill re-           Cap-and-trade, simply put, is           all know how averse the American         the sky.
cap-and-trade proposal that passed           motely related to energy, include        a free market approach toward              people are to taxes, and this would         So, if Congress does its job,
the House and has been set up in             increased incentives for companies       regulating the amount of carbon            disproportionately affect American       here’s what Americans will see in
bills in the Senate will even receive        to develop renewable fuels like          in the atmosphere. Because it’s so         manufacturers.                           any energy-related bill: money for
a vote this year; odds of any bill           solar, wind and geothermal energy.       strongly capitalist in nature, it fits        There is, however, another way        renewable energy, nuclear energy,
passing with a carbon cap are slim-          There will be funds for nuclear          well with the individualism and the        to achieve the same goal with an         encouragement for hybrid cars,
to-none. Nebraska’s senior senator,          energy (sorry, environmentalists,        fear of government involvement             arguably much higher upside.             smarter use of electricity (when it’s
Ben Nelson, has already indicated            but if you take a look at France’s       our country has developed. In a            Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.,         cheapest) and money to develop
(with a group of other Democratic            nuclear-power-dominated energy           cap-and-trade system, the govern-          and Senator Susan Collins, R-            offshore drilling. There might be a
moderates) that they’d prefer a bill         system, you’ll realize we’re a long      ment sets an amount of carbon that         Maine, released a 37-page set of         cap-and-trade or cap-and-dividend
without a cap-and-trade system this          way from Three Mile Island).             is allowed in the air and auctions         legislative text (a miracle in length    system in the bill; there might not.
legislative session, if one is brought       There will be funds for offshore         off permits at a set price per ton of      for Congress) that establishes a         In any case, the bill encourages
to the floor at all.                         drilling, and there may be funds         carbon, giving companies the right         cap-and-dividend approach to             a “green” economy, with jobs for
    This incremental approach,               for drilling in the Arctic National      to pollute that much. To gain the          regulating carbon. Their proposal        manufacturing and installing things
while wise in nearly all aspects of          Wildlife Refuge. There environ-          support of moderates in the House,         has the backing of Exxon-Mobil, a        used in renewable energy sources.
government, will not work well to            mentalists might draw the line           though, most of these permits, up-         huge polluter, and MoveOn.org, a         Regardless of the initial cost, it’s a
combat the problems that climate             – and that’s not a deal-breaker for      ward of 80 percent, would be given         far-left political action group.         smart path for our country to be on.
change will cause in the com-                moderate Democrats, who are pri-         away to energy companies for free.            Cap-and-dividend works in a             Zach SmiTh iS a jUnior mUSic and
ing century. Nearly all scientists           marily concerned with the impact         The government then lowers the             fairly unique way. Carbon is still       PoliTical Science major. reach him
in peer-reviewed journals, from              on farmers and manufacturing.            amount of permits available each           capped and permits are still sold.                           aT ZachSmiTh@
                                                                                      year and decreases the amount                                                                     dailynebraSkan.com.
Maine to Brussels, are seeing the               The American people, for                                                         However, instead of proceeds going
                                                                                      available for free.
              Y                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          thursday, january 14, 2010

    christians must seek out moral health care reform
              ope John Paul II once said,                       Christianity.                                                                                                                                                     I realize that for many Christians                       the first place.
              “There cannot be two par-                             So while it is not necessarily wrong                                                                                                                      with strong conservative leanings like                          Provisions allowing tax-payer funded
              allel lives in (a Christian’s)                    to support one party over the other, we                                                                                                                       my own, this may be a challenge to                           abortions and deny the freedom of
              existence: on the one                             as Christians have to look at each issue                                                                                                                      accept. The temptation is to find ways                       conscience for caregivers are fundamen-
              hand, the so-called ‘spiri-                       on its own and see it through the eyes                                                                                                                        to rationalize and justify opposition. It                    tally contrary to human dignity. The
              tual’ life with its values                        of Christ.                                                                                                                                                    is important to consider issues like the                     portions of the bills that cut benefits for
and demands; and on the other, the                                  With the issue of health care we have                                                                                                                     economic impacts, tax implications                           Medicare patients and place unreason-
so-called ‘secular life,’ that is, life in a                    to move beyond Republican and Demo-                                                                                                                           and questions of individual liberty, but                     able burdens on families and employers
family, at work, in social relationships,                       crat, conservative and liberal, and see it                                                                                                                    we have to remember that health care                         are equally problematic.
in the responsibilities of public life                          for what it really is: a human question.                                                                                                                      is fundamentally a moral question that                          Change does not automatically equal
and in culture.”                                                Health care reform is fundamentally a                                                                    luke fischer                                         demands a moral answer.                                      reform or improvement, and I fear the
                                                                                                                                                           strongly in favor of health care reform
   For Christians, religious practice does                      deep moral issue that (for many of us)                                                     (in the general sense – they take issue                                At the end of the day, tens of millions                  current efforts are a well-meaning step
not end at the doors of the church, but                         requires a reconsideration of the dignity                                                  with several aspects of the health care                            of people in America, citizens or not,                       in the wrong direction, that at best sour
rather must inform and influence all                            of man and the most basic human                                                            reform bills that recently passed through                          lack access to basic health care: That’s                     people’s attitude toward reform, and at
other aspects of their lives.                                   rights.                                                                                    the House and Senate). On their Web                                simply unacceptable. For Christians,                         worst create far more problems than
   One of those areas that must be in-                              As a deeply committed conservative,                                                    site they point out that, “Every person                            health care reform is not an option but                      they are solving.
formed by faith is political involvement.                       I struggle a great deal with any idea                                                      has a right to adequate health care. This                          a necessity. This might mean we have                            But this does not mean the efforts of
Unfortunately, it seems that all too often                      of increased government control or                                                         right flows from the sanctity of human                             to pay higher taxes, give up some small                      Christians should be directed towards
this occurs the other way around, with                          greater involvement in the daily lives of                                                  life and the dignity that belongs to all                           liberties or live with some inconvenienc-                    killing health care reform. Rather, we
politics and partisanship overwhelming                          Americans, yet as a Christian, it pains                                                    human persons, who are made in the                                 es, but these are sacrifices that we as                      ought to be demanding something
and shaping religion.                                           me to hear stories of people who have                                                      image of God.”                                                     Christians ought to be willing to make.                      better.
   I have noticed this phenomenon                               suffered because of a of lack access to                                                        Although not all Christians look to                                That said, the partisan special interest                    I have great faith we can come up
most recently with the issue of health                          health care and to see the great disparity                                                 the Catholic Bishops for guidance, it                              monstrosity that recently passed through                     with a far better method of improving
care reform. On many occasions, I have                          in care between the rich and poor in                                                       should be clear that their reasoning is                            the Senate is a poor excuse for a reform                     and expanding care without destroying
heard conservative Christian friends                            this country.                                                                              rooted firmly in the teachings of Christ.                          bill.                                                        the insurance or the health care indus-
simply dismiss reform because it is an                              But in the end, it goes back to that                                                   Throughout his ministry, Jesus cared                                   Though I must commend the                                try, without unreasonably burdening
issue supported primarily by the Demo-                          basic human question of whether health                                                     deeply for the poor and the sick, spend-                           president and the Democratic Party for                       families and businesses, and without
cratic Party.                                                   care is a fundamental right. As Chris-                                                     ing time with them and healing many.                               recognizing the need for reform, their                       trampling human dignity.
   While there are many aspects of the                          tians there can be no doubt that it is.                                                    Even more significantly, Christ points                             current efforts toward this end are in                        Luke Fischer is a senior second-
Democratic Party’s platform that Chris-                             Although many people might be                                                          out very clearly that those who refuse to                          many ways not rooted in a respect for                              ary education major. reach
tians ought to object to, the Republican                        surprised to find out, the U.S. Confer-                                                                                                                       the dignity of the human person and the                                       him at LukeFischer@
                                                                                                                                                           care for the sick among the “least broth-                                                                                                      daiLynebraskan.com.
Party does not hold a monopoly on                               ence of Catholic Bishops actually argues                                                   ers of mine” and will not see eternal life.                        sanctity of life that demands reform in

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                                                                                                                                                                          thursday, january 14, 2010

                                                                                           good life

                                                                                                         troupe of photographers finds hope, unity
                                                                                                         among recession-stricken nebraskans

               story by monica miscavage | photo courtesy of kyle bruggeman

                           alking into an ex-         during the recession?”               Lakota and Navajo peoples,            “The biggest impact is that    people as opposed to the visual
                           hibit chronicling             “The recession is not as bad      small town residents and farm-     people are staying close to       look of the recession,” he said.
                           the recession’s ef-        as the Great Depression,” said       ers.                               home,” Thorson said. “These          These photographer’s trav-
                           fect across Nebras-        Kyle Bruggeman, senior graph-           This exhibit is the second      small towns are pretty well-      eled more than 4,000 miles
               ka, one might expect to see            ic design major. “No starving        part of Thorson’s series. It       insulated already.”               over the course of nine
               bleak images of forlorn faces          people, more or less.”               is being funded by the Cen-           One of the frames in the       months, and their dedicated
               and closed businesses. Yet the            The project was conceived         ter for Great Plains Studies,      exhibition, titled “Beyond        endeavors included a photo of
               pieces, overall, were surpris-         by University of Nebraska–           UNL’s College of Journalism        Riches,” captures the welcom-     one of Nebraska’s few surviv-
               ingly optimistic.                      Lincoln associate professor          and the Nebraska Humanities        ing warmth of a congregation      ing drive-in movie theaters.
                 The Great Plains Museum,             Bruce Thorson.                       Council.                           in Loup County, deemed the        The backdrop of the photo is
               located at 1155 Q St., in down-           “Originally, it was just go-         “This is an important part in   poorest county in America.        an open, near-purple evening
               town Lincoln, is showcasing a          ing to be myself,” Thorson           Nebraska’s history,” Thorson       The accompanying story,           sky stirring with an intense
               photo essay on the “great re-          said. “But as I thought about        said.                              which provides a portrait of a    lightning storm as the on-
               cession” titled “Searching for         it more, if I found someplace           Although Nebraska’s been        friendly, small town without      lookers, safe in their vehicles,
               the Real Nebraska.”                    cool, I’d want to stay there lon-    labeled the “Happiest State”       monetary riches but overflow-     watch the weekend show.
                 The exhibit, featuring work          ger. So I came up with the idea      by some news sources, “The         ing with unity and support,          “I came across a woman…
               of photographers Bruce Thor-           of renting a travel trailer and      Real Nebraska” is essentially      ends with the caption “It’s all   who remembers the Great
               son, Patrick Breen, Kyle Brug-         I recruited (photography stu-        an untold story of survival.       about perspective…”               Depression,” Thorson said.
               geman and Clay Lomneth,                dents) and they came along.”            Thorson attributes the rela-       Bruggeman said he and the      “When I asked her what people
               will be on display from Jan. 5            The artists hope a prevailing     tively low economic change         other photojournalists tried to   were concerned about then,
               through Feb. 28.                       spirit of strength and integ-        in the “Good Life” to the ag-      find and communicate the in-      she said their biggest concern
                 When this project was as-            rity emerges from these stories.     riculture-based commerce of        dividual stories making up the    was having food to eat.
               sembled over the summer, its           The tales come from all walks        tiny towns, and the closely knit   collective experience of the         “Now people are concerned
               main thesis was the question,          of life, including migrant           communities therein that work      Nebraska plains.                  about having enough money.”
               “What stories exist in Nebraska        workers, business owners,            together.                             “It became more about the         arts@dailynebraskan.Com

Films tie state to cinema faux minnelli
     nate ruleaux
                                     overlooked.” Ireland said.
                                         The NSHS hopes the films                                                       iF yoU Go                    musical
                                                                                                                                                   takes stage
                                     can help people connect to the
    daily nebraskan
                                     state’s history and culture. To
                                                                                “iT HaPPened one niGHT” (1934)
The Nebraska State Histori-          start off the series, the NSHS
                                                                                Jan. 17
cal Society’s 23rd annual film       will screen “It Happened One               “Wild boys oF THe road” (1933)
series starts this Sunday. It will   Night.”                                    Jan. 24
hit the road with classic films          “(It was) a great movie then           “sUlliVan’s TraVels” (1941)
even if the slushy snow slows        and still is a great movie,” Ire-          Jan. 31
down students.                       land said. But she may be a                “WesTWard THe Women” (1951)
   “If we can’t drive down the       little biased, adding that Clark           Feb. 7
road, we can experience it vi-       Gable is “incredibly hand-
cariously,” said Lynne Ireland,      some” in the role that won him             “THe Wild one” (1953)
deputy director of the NSHS.         an Oscar for best actor.                   Feb. 14
“The theme ‘Road Trip’ is ev-            “The Wild One,” “Easy                  “easy rider” (1969)
eryone’s favorite.”                  Rider,” and “About Schmidt”                Feb. 21
   Andrea Faling, the associ-        are just a few of the other titles         “aboUT scHmidT” (2002)
ate director of library archives,    that will be shown on upcom-               Feb. 28
hopes the series interests peo-      ing Sundays. With Omaha na-                where: Nebraska History Museum, 15th and
ple and brings them to the mu-       tive Marlin Brando staring in              P St.
seum.                                “The Wild One,” and “About                 when: 1:00 p.m.
   “We want to show people           Schmidt’s” protagonist’s visit             how much: free
classic films they don’t see of-     to the famous arch in Kearney,
ten,” she said.                      the films keep up with the stan-
   In past years, the series fo-     dard of state history.                  With so many movies out         want to stay indoors,” Ireland
cused on films with specific             Ireland suggests students see    there, Failing said, it was dif-   said. “Right now, escape is a
Nebraskan stories, actors, di-       “Easy Rider” if they haven’t         ficult to pick and choose just     good thing.”
rectors or producers. This           before.                              seven titles. Films like “Thel-       Students can find that ref-
year’s theme is full of fun and          “I saw it when it first came     ma & Louise,” “The Wizard          uge with the “Away We Go!
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Courtesy photo
exploration, rather than serious     out in 1969,” she said. “It was      of Oz,” and “Little Miss            Film Series.”
settings such as the Civil War,      such a powerful statement            Sunshine” were a few                       “It’s about going out
Faling said.                         about raw issues in the late ‘60s    that didn’t quite make
                                                                          the cut.
                                                                                                                       on the road and
                                                                                                                         searching for the      from staff reports                           iF yoU Go
   But the main focus of the         and early ‘70s.”
series has always been to tie            “We want people to see films        “The January and                            meaning of life,”          daily nebraskan                  “almost liza”
                                                                          February weather                           Faling said.                                                    where: TADA The-
Nebraska to cinema.                  they haven’t, films that hold up                                                                          Dressed from head to toe in
   “Nebraska has a rich cine-        over time,” Faling said. “All of     is     miserable                     nateruleax@dailynebras-
                                                                                                                                               red sequins and belting out           atre in the Cream-
matic history, one that is often     them are really good.”               and students                                        kan.Com
                                                                                                                                               “New York, New York,” the             ery Building at 7th
                                                                                                                                               singer on stage is the spitting       and P streets
                                                                                                                                                                                     when: 7:30 p.m. on
                                                                                                                                               image of Liza Minnelli.
                                                                                                                                               Well, almost.                         Friday and Satur-
                                                                                                                                                  The TADA theater is ring-          day and 2 p.m. on
                                                                                                                                               ing in the new year with the          Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                     how much: $15
                                                                                                                                               premiere of “Almost Liza.”
                                                                                                                                               The humorous musical fea-
                                                                                                                                               tures a nightclub setting, lo-
                                                                                                                                               cal Liza look-alike Cris Rook       ‘almosT liza’:
                                                                                                                                               and Curtis Moeller as Liza’s
                                                                                                             Michael Todd | daily nebraskan                                            see page 6
           Y                                                                                                                                                                                thursday, january 14, 2010

 Last weekend of break always dull
                                     starts back up suck. Every plan           Me: “Absolutely nothing,          fight the sea of plaid-shirted          On dead weekends, every-
                                     is a failure. It’s not because no      u?”                                  patrons to get outside for a        one falls asleep before you do.             LOATHING
                                     one is back from their parents’           Her: “About to head toke          cigarette.                          Plans fall through no matter                LAST WEEKEND
                                     places yet; you know every-            up, and head to chipotle.”              Then, as all those attending     how solid. I always find myself
                                     one’s back because everyone is            Me: “Head toke? Is that like      who are underage do, I make         driving to some gas station at
                                     texting every contact in their         smoking up the nose?”                one last run through, not for       2 a.m. for no reason, alone,
                                     phones. At least five times an            Her: “Oops, typo.”                the art, but to snag a few free     pumping gas next to glorious
                                     hour last weekend, my phone               She didn’t respond back af-       drinks and food.                    girls who can’t spare a glance.
                                     would buzz with a “Sup?” or            ter that. Another dead end –            This week, I was running         If a dead weekend happens
                                     “How you doing?”                       nothing to do but First Friday.      late for a friend’s exhibit. I’ve   before a semester begins, the
  Nate ruleaux                          All that is ever “up” on a             There’s never anything dif-       never been on time to the           weight of the world reaches
Why does Loathing Last               weekend before school starts           ferent about First Fridays. It’s     downtown art walk, and only         obesity. All my thoughts dwell
                                     is the stress level. Everyone          always: Go to Tugboat, look at       go if I know someone involved       on the student loan I’m hop-        of the life of a college student.
Weekend exist? Because,
                                     sitting, thinking about how            the knickknacks in Aorta, then       or I’m dragged there. But, I        ing still comes through, even          Maybe I’ll ask you ques-
when I got offered a job that
                                     much an 8 a.m. alarm and a             start floating. There’s always a     stopped by his exhibit and ac-      though I only have 11 credit        tions. Maybe I’ll tell stories
entailed scouring the under-
                                     lecture is going to blow. Every        room with weird stuff, mak-          tually liked a lot of his work.     hours. Sleeping was my big-         that will make you compare
belly of where I live, it was
                                     student in town sat in houses          ing it a fun one to hit up first.       The patrons of First Fri-        gest goal, but the stress of be-    them to yours and inspire re-
impossible to turn down. All
                                     and dorm rooms with friends,           The floor is sometimes made          day must not have been able         ing awake wouldn’t allow my         flection.
I needed to do was to get out
                                     laptops out, T9s sending out           of grass, or there are pictures      to get their bikes out of the       eyes to close.                         Or maybe it’s not relevant.
there and live a bit. But noth-
                                     hang-out requests. I kept              of Greek orgies in electric          snow, as the only people who            Only the thought of this        I don’t know. I’m just the
ing happened.
                                     thinking, if all of us just got off    frames.                              were out were couples who re-       column calmed me down.              writer. This is just an intro to
                                     our asses and met somewhere,              But the experience is always      fused to give up on date night.         “How is this news?” A kid       something that might get big-
   The weekend before we all
                                     it’d be one awesome party to           the same in this room. It’s an       And there were a few drunks         pointed to the Daily Nebras-        ger or might end up at the bot-
zombied back to class, not
                                     bring in a new semester. But           “Ohh, ahhh… neat.” Then I            watching “Super Nanny” on a         kan and asked me that last fall.    tom of a wastebasket.
a single person I knew was
                                     no one seemed to share that            move on to see some suppos-          bar big screen. Smoking out-        All I could say was, “That’s           But alive or dead, I always
down to do anything. Except
                                     vision.                                edly deep-messaged photo of          side, you could feel the event      the features section, dude.”        seem to be loathing last week-
freeze to death at First Friday,
                                        I got a text from a girl that       an egg, and sweet, pop-arty          freezing to death. My friend        I kept asking myself how this       end. Maybe you do, too.
or freeze to death cruising the
                                     seemed promising:                      statement paintings. Some-           took a drag and said, “I fuck-      column is relevant. I guess         nate Ruleaux iS a SophomoRe
city. Neither sounded too en-                                                                                                                                                             theateR majoR. Reach him at
ticing to me.                           Her: “What you doing to-            how I always wind up in the          ing hate First Fridays.”            it’s just trying to reach people      nateRuleaux@dailynebRaS-
   Weekends before school            night?”                                jewelry corner and have to              And that was Friday.             through a first-person analysis                         kan.com

  ‘Imaginarium’ mirrors dreams                                                                                                                        ‘nephew’ brief
     Rollan Schott
                                                                                                                                                       but whimsical                     with the intermission.
     Daily NebraskaN                                                                                                                                 Fantastic puppets and                  But the best part of this
The films of Terry Gilliam
are composed entirely of
                                                                                                                                                     captivating delivery                show is its great, stylized look.
                                                                                                                                                                                         The backdrop is painted with
smoke and mirrors. They are                                                                                                                          enhance short play                  whimsical stars and moons
all illusions for the eye, but                                                                                                                                                           and the period costumes are
not so much the mind.                                                                                                                                                                    effective, but the puppets are
   His work with Monty Py-                                                                                                                                                               the clear visual standout of the
thon was inspired comedy,                                                                                                                                  tom helbeRg                   show.
but his work since has delved                                                                                                                             Daily NebraskaN                   A handful of children walk
into the strange and exotic,                                                                                                                         Theatergoers need not bother        out fully visible to the audi-
such as surrealist noir pieces                                                                                                                       with the infamous wardrobe to       ence portraying their animal
taking place in some dark,                                                                                                                           enter Narnia when “The Magi-        characters with puppets in-
lawless corner of his mind.                                                                                                                          cian’s Nephew” opens this Fri-      stead of costumes. Inspired by
   This shift has often proved                                                                                                                       day at the Lincoln Community        the Broadway musical version
frustrating, but with “The                                                                                                                           Playhouse.                          of “The Lion King,” the pup-
Imaginarium of Doctor Par-                                                                                                                              Based on the sixth novel in      pets are the right amount of
nassus,” Gilliam has found                                                                                                                           C. S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of         function and fancy.
material that finally synchro-                                                                                                                       Narnia” series, this children’s        Clever designs include a
nizes with his inconsistencies                                                                                                                       production of “Nephew” serves       rabbit’s springy torso and frog’s
as a filmmaker. Finally, the                                                                                                                         as a prequel where the God-like     legs made out of Slinkies. Ob-
club is right for the shot.                                                                                                    couRteSy photo
                                                                           seeing in “Dr. Parnassus,” we                                             lion Aslan (played by Eric Oje-     viously enthusiastic about their
                                     to an end. With each victory,
   The necessary tool is a
                                     he offers Parnassus a new bet         can at least take some solace
                                                                                                                      IMAGINARIUM OF                 da) creates the magical land of     roles, the children give energy
mirror – “the” mirror, which
                                     to further the stakes, know-          in the notion the characters               DR. PARNASSUS                  Narnia.                             and personality to their charac-
functions as a portal into the                                                                                                                          With the help of their crazy     ters.
                                     ing that if he loses, Parnassus’      don’t either.                        Starring: Heath Ledger
mind of the great Dr. Parnas-                                                                                                                        Uncle Andrew’s (Nate Weiss)            Ojeda is very good as Aslan,
sus (Christopher Plummer).           weakness will always bring               This was famously the final       Lincoln Grand
                                                                                                                                                     magic rings, two ordinary chil-     kind and firm. He frequently

How it came to be is not im-         him back.                             film of the great Heath Led-
                                                                           ger, who passed away during                                               dren Digory (Andrew Ojeda)          speaks in rhymes, and his de-
portant, but its reasons for ex-        As we join, Parnassus’ mirror
                                                                           production. His performance                                               and Polly (Rachel Ojeda) leave      livery is a pleasure. Also im-
isting are the core of the film.     has been reduced to a traveling
                                     sideshow, which alongside his         here inspires more nostalgia                   Grade                      London and accidentally trans-      pressive is Weiss, as the zany
Dr. Parnassus, once a great                                                                                                                          port the evil Queen Jadis (Lac-     magician. While a couple of
monk in some place and time          daughter (Lily Cole), young           than his turn in “The Dark           difference.
                                                                           Knight.” His mysterious Tony                                              ey Hannan) to Narnia. Aslan         the other lead actors are a bit
you won’t find in your history       Anton (Andrew Garfield),                                                      In fact, the casting may be
                                                                           is, in many ways, a more com-                                             gives Digory a chance to re-        stiff, the ensemble works well
books, was a part of a mon-          and his cherished companion                                                the strongest element in “Dr.
                                                                           plex character than the Joker.                                            deem himself for bringing evil      as a whole.
astery telling the story of the      Percy (Verne Troyer), draws                                                Parnassus.” Depp, Law and
                                                                           But you’d barely notice it                                                into the world, as well as heal        The show benefits from solid
universe because (and I love         abysmal crowds in seedy alleys                                             Farrell don’t so much evoke
                                                                           considering how naturally he                                              his ailing mother back home.        blocking. All space on stage is
this) everything is a story, and     and parking lots. But when the                                             the essence of Ledger, but
                                                                           incites both compassion and                                                  The “Narnia” series is           used when needed with just
someone must tell it.                troupe saves the life of a mys-                                            they are perfectly suited to
                                     terious amnesiac (Heath Led-          suspicion with the same ex-                                               known for its Christian alle-       the right amount of movement
   But Parnassus was a weak                                                                                     portray specific degrees of his      gorical elements, and this en-      from the actors. Some nice
man, and, as we learn when           ger), Mr. Nick takes a revital-       pression.                            character. Plummer makes
                                     ized interest in mirror.                 When Ledger passed, he                                                 try into the series parallels the   touches include a butterfly
tempted by a satanic Mr. Nick                                                                                   the old doctor a wise but            Book of Genesis. Aslan creates      that is always elevated from the
(Tom Waits), a betting man.             I’ve spent a lot of time on        had shot all of his scenes tak-      broken man, a slave to temp-
                                     plot, perhaps more time than          ing place outside the mirror,                                             a world with the power of his       other characters. The climax
Parnassus’ mirror becomes an                                                                                    tation. Verne Troyer as the          word, and Digory faces tempta-      includes a large snake circling
arena where he and Mr. Nick          Gilliam did. His story is a slave     but few inside. Gilliam re-          wise, little Percy seems to be
                                     to the visuals, which are magi-       wrote the character as a shape-                                           tion with an apple and snake.       the stage.
competed to collect souls. Par-                                                                                 the only one who knows what             While parts of the story ob-        Ultimately faithful to the
nassus won first his immortali-      cal and fantastic. Ordinarily,        shifter, who assumed new             Mr. Nick is up to. And Tom
                                     this would be backward ratio-         faces when inside the mirror.                                             viously had to be cut in tran-      spirit of C. S. Lewis’s series,
ty, and after tiring of life, made                                                                              Waits as Mr. Nick – well, let’s      sition from novel to stage,         “The Magician’s Nephew” is
a new deal with Mr. Nick to          nalization. But given the na-         Johnny Depp, Jude Law and            just say the image of Tom
                                     ture of this film, Gilliam’s su-      Colin Farrell were cast as                                                the dramatization by Aurand         a quality children’s production
regain mortality in exchange                                                                                    Waits as the devil offering          Harris feels a little truncated.    with a solid cast and a strong
for his daughter on her 16th         perficiality seems to enhance         those other faces. You would         an apple to a nun is reason
                                     the atmosphere, as it did so          expect this to feel awkward,                                              Narnia only appears in the sec-     visual look.
birthday.                                                                                                       enough to recommend the              ond act, and the show clocks           tomhelbeRg@dailynebRaS-
   Ah, but Mr. Nick is a bet-        well in “Brazil” and almost           but Gilliam’s films are such         film.                                                                                      kan.com
                                     as well in “12 Monkeys.” If           a wonderful mess to begin                                                 in at just more than an hour
ting man as well, and he can’t                                                                                  RollanSchott@dailynebRaS-
stand to see the games come          we’re not quite sure what we’re       with that it hardly makes a                           kan.com
                                                                                                                                                            THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW
                                                                                                                                                     Lincoln Community Playhouse

                                                                                                                                                                                                Grade      B+
     Be sure to check the website for 2010 Schedule of
      Meeting Times, Location and Program Topics!
        P.O. Box 30128, Lincoln, NE 68503-0128
                                                                                                                                                     ‘almost liza’: fRom 5
                                                                                                                                                     most recent ex-husband, Da-            The script was written Bob
                                                                                                                                                     vid Gest, on the piano keys.        Rook, TADA’s artistic direc-
                                                                                                                                                        “It is like going into a         tor. The musical mixes an-
                                                                                                                                                     nightclub and seeing a per-         ecdotes from Liza’s life, her
                                                                                                                                                     formance of Liza Minnelli,”         most famous musical numbers
                                                                                                                                                     Rook said.                          and comedic commentary.
                                                                                                                                                        Basically, imagine Liza             “This is completely new,”
                                                                                                                                                     Minnelli singing “New York,         Cris Rook said. “It is a pro-
                                                                                                                                                     New York” in the movie “New         duction that we wrote that we
                                                                                                                                                     York, New York,” minus Rob-         put together.”
                                                                                                                                                     ert De Niro.                           Performances are Friday
                                                                                                                                                        “It is just really fun to get    and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                     up there and sell songs,” Rook      and Sunday at 2 p.m. this
                                                                                                                                                     said. “With her, she just goes      weekend and next weekend
                                                                                                                                                     over the top all the time.”         at the TADA Theatre in the
                                                                                                                                                        Rook got her Liza start with     Creamery Building at 7th and
                                                                                                                                                     her portrayal in “Forbidden         P Streets. Tickets are $15 and
                                                                                                                                                     Broadway.”                          can be reserved by calling
                                                                                                                                                        “This is the first time we       438-TADA.
                                                                                                                                                     have done something that               “I just really want people
                                                                                                                                                     is featuring her all the way        to come out to our very first
                                                                                                                                                     through,” Rook said “It has         show of 2010 and come in
                                                                                                                                                     kind of evolved with devoting       from the cold,” Rook said.
                                                                                                                                                     more and more time to Liza.”          aRtS@dailynebRaSkan.com
thursday, january 14, 2010                                                                                                                                                                                    DAIL NEBRASKAN.
 Colorado-native Bell commits to NU
Multi-purpose athlete                     As if the outside pressure to
                                       stay in-state wasn’t enough for
                                                                               about all that’s been decided. As
                                                                               for what position he’ll play once
chooses nebraska over                  Bell, it also meant having to           he makes it to Lincoln, the three-
                                       break up a possible family legacy.      star recruit says that’s still com-
hometown Buffaloes                     His mother happens to be a Col-         pletely up in the air.
                                       orado graduate. Thankfully for             “I trust that coach Pelini and
         tom Grant                     Bell, he had nothing but support        the staff will figure out what’s go-
                                       from his family.                        ing to be great for me, and I trust
     daily nebraskan
                                          “My mom was a CU Buff, but           them to make the right decision,”
The heated rivalry between Ne-         there was no pressure on me to go       Bell said. “I’ll play wherever they
braska and Colorado is well-doc-       anywhere,” Bell said. “My family        put me, I don’t mind at all.”
umented. After being knocked           was really supportive of me on             Fairview head football coach
out of bowl contention in 2007         wherever I chose. They definitely       Tom McCartney can attest to his
by the Buffaloes, Nebraska has         favored Nebraska; they like it a        star player’s athleticism.
rebounded for two straight wins        lot.”                                      “Kenny was Mr. Versatile for
over their border rival. Well, you        While his mother only wanted         us because he did everything,”
can chalk up another win for the       what was best for her son, it hasn’t    McCartney said. “He was our
Cornhuskers, as Nebraska has           stopped some others from Bell’s         best defensive back, he played
stolen recruit Kenny Bell right        Fairview High School from let-          wide receiver, he played in the                                                                                                 bob lausten | Daily nebraskan
out of Colorado’s backyard.            ting him know what they think of        slot, he played running back, and
   A native of Boulder, Colo.,         his decision to play for the Husk-      he was our Wildcat quarterback.        17 years,” McCartney said. “He’s          Arizona State, Minnesota, and                  Yet, Bell still has the remainder
Kenny Bell made his commit-            ers.                                    He also was our punt returner          got an explosiveness about him.”          Texas Tech.                                of his senior year left before mov-
ment to head coach Bo Pelini on           “My real close friends are go-       and our kick returner. He basi-           On top of his athletic accom-             On the visit, Bell said he was          ing to Lincoln to begin summer
Jan. 5, directly after an in-home      ing to support Nebraska, but kids       cally never came off the field.”       plishments, Bell sees his team-           given a good idea of what kind             workouts. Until then, Bell plans
visit with the coach. As it turns      around the school talk about it,”          Among the attributes that Mc-       first mentality as one of his best        of support the Huskers generate            on using his athletic talents on
out, Pelini didn’t need to do          the Boulder native said. “The           Cartney is most impressed with is      traits as a football player.              in Lincoln. More importantly,              the basketball floor for Fairview
near the amount of swaying one         people in Boulder aren’t too            Bell’s speed and jumping ability.         “I’m a team player, I care             it presented him with a chance             High. Still, the athlete says it’s
would think to steal Bell from his     happy with me, but you know, I          The coach has timed Bell twice         about winning. I care more about          to speak to those in the program           hard to not look ahead to his
hometown school.                       made the decision because I felt        at 4.29 seconds in the 40-yard         the name on the front than I do           who would ultimately help Bell             Husker career.
   “Who doesn’t want to play           Nebraska is the right place for         dash, and has seen his vertical        about the name on the back,” the          realize that he was meant to be a              “I’m really looking forward to
in front of 86,000 every home          me, and I wholeheartedly believe        leap increase to an astounding         6-foot-2-inch athlete said.               Husker.                                    it,” Bell said. “I’m going to keep
game?” Bell said. “The proud           that.”                                  40 inches during his senior cam-          Bell was brought to Lincoln               “Coach Pelini is just a great           enjoying my senior year, but I
tradition of the school is unbe-          Despite the criticism, Bell          paign.                                 on an official visit in December          guy,” Bell said. “He’s a straight-         can’t wait for it to begin, and to
lievable. Nebraska is so rich in       plans on signing with Nebraska             “His speed is just phenomenal.      that helped put Nebraska at the           shooter, and he let me know                get started.”
tradition, and is just a phenom-       come signing day on Feb. 3, but         He’s got the best vertical and 40      top of his list, which included           where the program is going, and                                tomGrant@
enal school.”                          the Colorado native says that’s         time I’ve seen, and I’ve been here     offers from Colorado, Arizona,            what he expects out of me.”                            Dailynebraskan.Com

» Men’s Tennis

          team prepares for season, aims for nCaas
                                       mind-set of a champion.”                a really, really big team thing and,   all have the potential actually to be     Huskers, who are looking to re-               Regardless, McDermott knows
      John sChreier
                                          Many of these goals were ham-        to be honest with you, I’ve never      up there and at least play NCAAs,”        bound from losing their last eight         his team can answer the additional
      daily nebraskan                  mered out at these team meetings.       seen anybody be that motivated to      Aumueller said. “We have far              duals last season, including all six       challenge.
After a disappointing on-court fin-    Even before                              reach their goal.”                    higher goals when it comes to             conference showdowns.                         “We feel like being on the road
ish last season, the Cornhusker        Saturday’s sea-                             And if the Huskers are to          rankings, but the overall goal is the        “We lost a couple 4-3 matches           is a challenge, and we’ve sort of
men’s tennis team has found some       son-opening                              reach their goal of the NCAA          NCAAs.”                                   last year that would have made a           been used to it, so it’s not that big
beneficial time away from the ten-     home match-                              Tournament, Aumueller – last             Facing the other six schools in        big difference in our season and           of a deal,” he said. “We look at it
nis court.                             es       against                         season’s Big 12 Newcomer of the       the conference will be an uphill          keeping our ranking up high,”              as a challenge every time we play
   Players say that weekly team        Creighton                                Year – will be a key player for NU    battle, as the lowest-ranked of the       coach Kerry McDermott said.                away from home, and hopefully
meetings with both players and         and Illinois                             in 2010. He leads a trio of nation-   remaining teams currently sits at         “We feel like this year, we’re go-         we can rise to the occasion and
coaches have already helped build      State, sopho-                            ally ranked Huskers, topping the      No. 44.                                   ing to win those 4-3 matches and           take out the teams we need to take
team unity – crucial for a team        more Christo-                            team with a No. 30 individual            “Every win in the conference           have a little more confidence in           out.”
looking to make its mark in confer-    pher Aumuel-           paar              ranking.                              is a success because everyone’s in        ourselves.”                                   No matter where the matches
ence play to qualify for an NCAA       ler said he is                              Paar and senior Francois Van       the top 40 in the nation,” Paar said.        Although the Huskers open               will be played, Aumueller said the
Tournament berth.                      amazed with                              Impe – who are ranked No. 76          “If one guy’s not focused or doesn’t      with five consecutive home                 Huskers are counting down the
   “Our main goal this year is to      the dedication these meetings           and No. 91, respectively – will also   give 100 percent in a match,              matches over eight days starting           days until their opener.
make the NCAA Tournament,”             have inspired in the team.              carry NU, which starts the season      we don’t win our Big 12 match.            Saturday, they don’t play a match             “We are motivated like no oth-
junior Calin Paar said. “We set           “We’re working together all as       at No. 65, into the ever-challeng-     Everyone has to be completely             in Lincoln again until March.              er,” he said. “We can’t wait to get
some different goals, which are to     a team: As soon as any concern          ing Big 12 Conference.                 focused mentally, in good shape.          After the lone March dual with             the season started.”
execute, to represent the Husker       arises, we talk about it and try to        “Having three players ranked        That’s how we win big matches.”           Drake, NU goes another month                                   JohnsChreier@
tradition in a good way, have the      find a solution,” he said. “It’s like   among the top 100 shows that we           A strong start will be vital for the   without playing a home match.                            Dailynebraskan.Com

baskeTball: from 8                                                             rifle
weathered a few comebacks
from Nebraska, but eventu-
ally shrugged its opponent
off and finished the game
                                      is on the line.”
                                         The optimist can look at
                                      this game and become ex-
                                      cited for the future. Neither
                                                                                     team uses break to reset         we’re going to a new place. So            just took the time to relax and            and it was good to have some
strongly. Act III completed,          senior Ryan Anderson or Sek                  Chris Dorwart                      we just need to stay consistent           Hicks understands that.                    time away from the gun. I’m
nothing surprising, no Hoo-           Henry provided much more                       daily nebraskan                  and be in the moment and do                  “It depends on the person,”             really excited about it. I think
siers moment here.                    than another role player can                                                    the best we can.”                         Hicks said. “I think everybody             it’s going to be a good match,
   Coach Doc Sadler didn’t            add. Sophomore Brandon                   People always want to start off           McGough is now hoping                  did what they needed, and                  and we’ll shoot really well.”
play up the moral victory             Richardson had a career-                 the new year right.                    that she can                               some needed the mental                       With only three regular
card. That’s good, because            high 18 points, and fellow                  For the Nebraska rifle              lead      her                              break.”                                   season matches left, the rifle
since Nebraska’s last tourna-         freshman Brian Jorge Diaz                team, starting off the new             team to vic-                                  Since rifle is a tough men-            team hopes to improve their
ment appearance in 1998,              and Eushante Jones added                 year right would be with a             tory with a                                tal sport and the shooter                 score so that they can make it
they probably have more               15 and 12 points, respec-                win over Murray State this             win for their                              needs to stay focused at all              to the NCAA Qualifiers.
moral victories than actual           tively.                                  coming Sunday.                         final away                                 times, it can be pretty stress-              “There really wasn’t much
wins. There’s no better team             But every year, there are                Before the holiday break,           match of the                               ful. The rifle team started               said,” Hicks said. “But the
at hanging close and losing           games to point at like this              the Huskers lost two straight          year to help                               matches in early October                  mood when we came back
than the Huskers.                     one. Last year, Nebraska bat-            duals to Texas Christian               the team get                               and had been going at it hard             was really a ‘let’s go’ kind of
   Sadler, clearly frustrated,        tled the Jayhawks all game               University and University of           out of its mCGouGh                         up until just after Thanksgiv-            mood since they know we
tried to provide some insight         only to fall 68-62. The year             Alaska Fairbanks, and have             slump.                                     ing.                                      only have a month left of
into how his team unraveled.          before that, needing a signa-            been waiting to redeem them-              Coming                                     “Personally, I shoot really            matches.”
   “Our team isn’t tough,”            ture win to finish the season,           selves.                                off the break, the shooters               well after breaks,” McGough                                ChrisDorwart@
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                          NCAA tourney                                                              Huskers win                                                          Coming back
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                          ahead with goals set high                                                 nebraska over colorado                                               before final stretch

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                                                                                                                                                                            thursday, january 14, 2010

              Our team isn’t
              tough. That’s the
          thing I said all along.”
                                                              doc sadler
                                                nebraska basketball coach

                                             Husker Men’s bAsketbAll recAP kansas 84, nebraska 72

A Fierce FAll                                                                                                                                         Loss to KU all
 kAnsAs pulls AwAy in FinAl minutes
                   s t o ry b y m A x o l s o n | p h oto b y c h r i s d o r wA r t                                                                   too familiar
            n unusually high-         fought back for Nebraska with          “Going into halftime, Ryan         solution for point guard Sher-                                          Nebraska’s     double-digit
            scoring Cornhusker        two contested three-pointers        (Anderson) and Sek (Henry)            ron Collins. The pre-season                                          lead fell, and the game soon
            men’s basketball team     and a jumper, and his eight un-     were telling us to keep our com-      All-American burned NU for 22                                        turned into a back-and-forth
            gave Kansas a fight for   answered points gave NU a 54-       posure, because this game is far      points and shot 4-of-5 from long                                     affair.
more than a half.                     53 lead.                            from over,” Richardson said. “It      range.                                                                  The start of Act II came
   But Nebraska had no answer            From there, though, NU was       was tough because once you get           “Sherron put us on his back,”                                     near the end of the first
for a second-half surge from the      forced to play catch-up the rest    those (guys) going, it’s tough to     Kansas coach Bill Self said.                                         half. The Huskers twice ral-
No. 3 Jayhawks, and lost 84-72        of the night. Kansas outscored      slow them down. We didn’t do a        “Sherron got us back to the                                          lied back from four points
Wednesday night at the Dev-           Nebraska 10-2 over the next four    good job of that.”                    point where it was a basketball      mike schAeFer                   to tie the game. Then after
aney Sports Center.                   minutes to take a 63-56 lead that      Nebraska also received a           game, and we played a lot bet-       The cast, characters and        two free throws gave Kansas
   In front of a season-high          the Jayhawks never surrendered.     breakout night from redshirt          ter.”                                sometimes the setting might     the lead, sophomore guard
12,510 fans, Nebraska caught             Cold second-half shooting by     freshman Jorge Brian Diaz.               Sadler admitted he was able       change, but the story line is   Brandon Richardson nailed
Kansas off-guard early with a         the Huskers permitted Kansas        The 6-foot-11 center emerged          to take some positives away from     always the same for Nebraska    a 3-pointer as the clock ran
12-1 run the open the game.           (15-1, 1-0 Big 12) to run away      as a focal point of NU’s of-          how his team fought the Jay-         basketball when playing a       out to give Nebraska a 44-43
   The Jayhawks caught up             with things easily, and Jayhawks    fense Wednesday and scored 15         hawks, particularly down low,        ranked team at home.            lead.
quickly with 9-of-14 shooting         guard Tyshawn Taylor hit a          points.                               but “the bottom line is we didn’t       Wednesday’s effort in an        During the intermission,
from 3-point range in the first       three with 6:24 left to put the        “We gave him the ball,”            get it done.” The Huskers fell to    84-72 loss to Kansas proved     the audience allowed their
half, but Nebraska responded          final nail in NU’s coffin.          Sadler said. “He’s getting better.    Kansas for the 14th consecutive      to follow the tried-and-true    mind to think the impos-
with some uncharacteristic suc-          Nebraska shot 31 percent         I don’t care who you are or what      game.                                script for the Cornhuskers.     sible. During a weak non-
cess from outside the arc, and        from the field and was out-         team you are, the ball had bet-          Nebraska (12-5, 0-2 Big 12)       Act I featured the hot start    conference, fans hadn’t been
hit eight treys.                      scored 41-28 in the second half.    ter get to the low post. We are fi-   faces Iowa State at home Satur-      with Sek Henry grabbing the     treated to the kind of effort
   A three from Brandon Rich-            “As I told the team before       nally starting to realize that, and   day in a game that’s somewhat        opening tip and taking it in    the Huskers displayed during
ardson in the final seconds of        we came in here, you can’t get      that’s why we made some shots.”       of a must-win situation, consid-     for a quick layup. Nebraska     the first half. Could this be
the first half gave NU a 44-43        into a scoring match with Kan-         More importantly, Diaz             ering NU’s conference sched-         seized the momentum and         the big moment?
lead going into the locker room.      sas,” NU coach Doc Sadler           helped limit Cole Aldrich, KU’s       ule doesn’t get any easier from      raced out to a 12-1 lead be-       No, of course not. Just like
The Husker team that returned         said. “If they’re going to score    All-American center, to a mere        here.                                hind a pair of 3-pointers and   Charlie Brown trying to kick
for the game’s final 20 minutes,      in the ‘80s, you’re not going to    six points on four shot attempts.        “We’re getting better each        some open layups.               a football, the inevitable col-
though, wasn’t nearly as ready        win many games, and that’s ulti-       Nebraska also got the benefit      day and we’ve just got to hang in       The crowd got loud, and      lapse wasn’t far off.
for another high-scoring affair.      mately what happened.”              of an off night from Kansas star      there,” Sadler said. “This game      for a brief second, the stars      Kansas jumped out af-
   KU went on a 8-2 run in the           Despite missing two days of      freshman Xavier Henry, who got        Saturday is going to be huge; it’s   appeared aligned for not just   ter halftime, took the lead,
half’s first five minutes, capped     practice with the flu, Richard-     into foul trouble and scored six      a big game because it’s at home.     an upset, but a straight-up
off by a Marcus Morris dunk off       son came off the bench and led      points on 2-of-8 shooting.            We’ve got to put this behind us.”    beat down of the No. 3 team         bAsketbAll:
a Husker turnover.                    the Huskers with a career-high         The Huskers limited two                              maxolson@          in the country.
   Richardson single-handedly         18 points in only 22 minutes.       of KU’s stars, but they had no                  dailynebraskan.com            Then Kansas woke up.               see page 7

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