Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on January 2, 1995 · 1
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1 1994 review) 0' n Top national, local I stories selected rf f l The top stories of 1994:0. J. U n Simpson arrested; Harold LaMont L-... " - -i r-zi 0tey executed; Police Chief Tom v1-'"," Casady indicted. I 1 I Special section 38 PAGES r i Husker wingbacks Clester Johnson (left) and Jon Vedral carry Partvina fans w barge into By Cindy Hadish and Bruce Weible Lincoln Journal-Star Traffic jams, blocked streets and fans wildly screaming "We're No. 1" colored downtown Lincoln late Sunday night after the NU football team's 24-17 Orange Bowl victory over Miami. . Moved by a seemingly invisible torrent of energy, thousands of wildly cheering fans poured out onto the sidewalks and streets.' A man holding his hand over a bloody nose ran among the crowd that streamed from bars, homes and motels seeking a congregation point Despite temperatures that hovered near zero, some wore less than the full complement of clothing. The torrent of cheering, flag-wav- Holiday With New Year's Day falling on a Sunday, government and many business offices will be closed for the holiday on Monday. StarTran buses will not run today and Lincoln Public Schools won't reopen until Tuesday. But it will be no holiday from parking meters ticket-writ- ing officers will be working today. v Legislature To mark the opening day of the first session of the 94th Legislature, Lancaster County senators will host a public reception Wednesday in the Lancaster Room of the Com-husker Hotel, 333 S. 13th St. The reception, which includes a cash bar, will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Bowls It's a great day for fans of college football, with seven bowl games on television Monday. The schedule in Line DELIVERED 29$ NEWSSTAND ; ...... ' wJ y.; ',.; ;! f " i- t C ':' I t'V .- S t K take to Memorial D Fans express joy, relief at win Page 7 ing, high-fiving fans seemed to converge on O Street between 14th and 15th streets, where fans literally filled the street And then it flowed back. "Let's get a goal post" a woman yelled as she and a female friend joined hundreds of others in a mad sprint for Memorial Stadium. A THRONG of about 1500 people crashed the southeast gates of the stadium. At least 10 college-age men, illuminated by police officers' flashlights, climbed to the top of the approximately 12-foot-high chain-link gate. The men swayed wildly to and fro cludes: Hall of Fame Bowl, 10 a.m. on ESPN; Citrus Bowl, noon on ABC; Cotton Bowl, noon on NBC; Carquest Bowl, 12:30 p.m. on CBS; Fiesta Bowl, 3:30 p.m. on NBC; Rose Bowl, 3:30 p.m. on ABC; Sugar Bowl, 7:30 p.m. on ABC. Schools High school graduation requirements will be the focus of public hearings before a Lincoln Public Schools review committee. The hearings will be held Wednesday, 7-9 p.m.; Thursday, 9-1 1 a.m.; and Jan. 12, 5-7 p.m. All sessions will be in the Lincoln Public Schools district offices, 5901 OSt. Comhuskers Nebraska sportswriters will discuss the Comhusker football season on "Big Red Football '94 Wrap-Up," airing Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the i L Under 19 ' " 7 tl T5" ' Uf escape ,j'ht Local school seniors ,CL Winners make mark ; look to the future i " , V with verbal blunders l' Osl Many high school seniors feel ' "";, s Football isn't the only thing at vj J s good about their own prospects. . . , which Nebraskans excel. When it j ' r- i But they're not so sure about "the '(V''"' J comes to Foot-in-Mouth awards, -t future" in general. - $ we stomp the competition. P"' VVH Pag I - I Page19 35$ 1 1994 Journal-Star Printing 1 "VA JL. coach Tom Osborne off the field streets, Stadium as crowd members chanted, "Rock that gate." It gave way precisely at midnight and, after a brief delay, the throng rushed in. Why the stadium? Most came for the goal posts, but those were taken down earlier by UNL officials. Once inside, some fans ran up the bleachers while others converged on the field. "I'm glad there's still class in Nebraska," said Tom Kolbe, a Lincoln Public Schools teacher who stayed outside the fence. "If this was Miami, this place would be burnt to a crisp." Kolbe said he was "watching the national championship in progress" Please turn to: Fans, Page 7 Nebraska ETV Network. The hour-long special will be hosted by sportscaster Bill Doleman and include Ken Hambleton and Mike Babcock of the Lincoln Journal-Star and Eric Olson and Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald. Ball You don't have to be Cinderella to dance at the ball. The governor's inaugural ball, Friday at Pershing Auditorium, 226 Centennial Mall South, is open to the public. Music and a cash bar will begin at 7 p.m. The grand march and program, ending with Gov. Ben Nelson's remarks, will begin at 8 p.m. Following the program, a dance will be held on the main level and a social area featuring hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar on the garden level. Tickets are $35. For more information, call 471-2244. Compiled by Lucy Olson V ? mm,. 1 Co., UnooM. Neb. A ' t- V f'jL ... X. 4. - VTA - ' fj-iii :::: Auoctottd Prtu after NU's 24-1 7 win. v Boisterous fans celebrate the Abortion rights advocates blame violence on rhetoric BOSTON (AP) - As the right to abortion has been shored up in court in recent years, abortion foes have escalated calls for a holy war, using words their opponents believe trigger violence. "The escalation of the rhetoric and the vilifying of the health care workers by .. . leaders of these movements has served to inflame the passions of the fringe elements," Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, medical director of Planned Parenthood in Rhode Island, said Sunday. After a Florida doctor and his bodyguard were killed in July, Rodriguez said he got a letter that said: "You're next" He said he was so fearful he stopped going to his Catholic church. "WHEN YOU are being called a murderer and a baby killer from the pulpit it's not too far for someone to take the law into their own hands if they are basically unstable to begin with," Rodriguez said. Two people were killed and five MONDAY, JANUARY 2.1995 Long wait over for Osborne as Huskers rally to beat Miami. From Journal-Star staff and wire reports MIAMI The long wait is over, and the national championship almost certainly belongs to Nebraska and Coach Tom Osborne. The quest came to an end in Osborne's 22nd season and, appropriately, at the Orange Bowl, site of two wrenching losses that cost Osborne and the Comhuskers national titles. It came Sunday night when the top-ranked Comhuskers beat No. 3 Miami 24-17 behind the fourth-quarter leadership of quarterback Tommie Fra-zier and a stellar defense before a record crowd of 81,753. "I dont feel any different or any more vindicated than when we played here last year," Osborne said. "I guess I feel a little like sticking around a little longer than usual" FOR OSBORNE, the winningest active college coach, the national championship was supposed to lift the monkey off his back after so many close calls. But he refused to accept that change in perception of him and the Nebraska football program. "The national media put the monkey on my back, not me," he said. "But if this lifts it off, then, that's fine." The final Associated Press and USA TodayCNN polls wont be released until early Tuesday morning, after all Monday bowl games are played. But even if second-ranked Penn State (11-0) beats Oregon in the D Huskers end streak of misery, mystery in Miami Page 11 Burden lifted from Coach Osborne's shoulders. Page 11 "t Huskers' victory in front of Memorial Stadium. n Suspect called friend in tears Page 3 wounded in shootings Friday at two suburban Boston abortion clinics. A Norfolk, Va., clinic was shot at Saturday, but nobody was hurt The man charged with the shootings 22-year-old John C. Salvi III had a picture of fetus on his pickup and a penchant for quoting Scripture. Several people recognized him from a few anti-abortion protests in the Boston area, but he was not known to be an active member of any particular organization. Andrew Cabot a frequently arrested abortion protester in New Hampshire, said if Salvi is the shooter, "he's a hero." "Tins IS GOING to be, hopefully, GONE BIG RED " Husker Highlights Video at Walgreens. While Quantities Last Adv. gff Weather -Tps. High Low f 320 tVs : hi Partly cloudy . WAZ Blustery this y afternoon with falling , j temperatures. ",' "a Page 17 4 SECTIONS Welcome rally set at Devaney A welcome home celebration is scheduled Monday afternoon at the Bob Devaney Sports Center for the apparent national champion Corn-husker football team. The team is expected to arrive in Lincoln via chartered jet at approximately I p.m., according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln spokeswoman Phyllis Larsen. There will be no official celebration at the airport, however. Instead, team members will board buses at the airport and ride directly to the sports center for the official welcome. Doors will open at noon for free event Admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The Sports Center has an estimated capacity of 14,300. Fans are to be allowed to enter only via the concourse. Rose Bowl, Nebraska (13-0) seems certain to finish No. 1. EVERY OTHER No. 1 team that has won its bowl game has won the national championship. "I don't know if we've won it I suppose we have a chance," Osborne said. "I told (Penn State Coach) Joe Paterno that I wouldn't lobby, and I won't I'm sure he won't either." The national championship would be Nebraska's first since back-to-back titles in 1970 and 71 under Bob Devaney. . J The Comhuskers ended a seven-game bowl losing streak and a five-game skid at the Orange Bowl, including losses to Miami in 1984 and Florida State last year that cost Nebraska national titles. Frazier, playing for the first time since being sidelined with blood clots in late September, guided the Comhuskers to two touchdowns by fullback Cory Schlesinger in the last Please turn to: Huskers, Page 7 u ! Brtn HamptonLincoMi Joureat-$tw the beginning of the war, and well win because we're right and well once again have godly laws in our land," Cabot said. But others engaged in the abortion debate called for calm. "These wanton slayings must not be allowed to escalate hostility. An , issue as divisive as abortion demands j prayer, it demands civil discourse,' and it demands mutual respect" Car-; dinal Bernard Law, head of the Roman Catholic archdiocese in Bos-' ton, said in a letter read in Catholic Please turn to: Rhetoric, Page S Index Agriculture ......f Classified....... M Comics ...... M,27 Opinion ...! Record book .. IT ' SpotH ll-H State, Local. $, Events......... It TVPunles 4 Weolhef 17 World 14 Deor Abbv.....l Deaths... ...17 Infollne.... 10 LWscop. 1,M Mo v its ihhmm4 n nl.D

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