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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 26, 1976)
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The American egret, an occasional spring visitor to Nebraska, may someday cease his visits altogether because of
Nebraska's shrinking wildlife habitats.
thursday, february 26, 1976
vol. 99 no. 87 lincoln, nebraska y
Visitation: Five out of 13 Midwest
schools agree, allow 24-hour
Cuckoo's rest: Thumbs up to the
film starring Jack Nicholson p.8
ConPro: Students have moved to
assert their rights as consumers ........ p. 4
Analysis by Dick Piersol
Take a sojourn into rural Nebraska and you may notice
a change in its landscape. Huge piles of brush on barren
land stand waiting to be burned. Where there were once
endless rows of hedges and shelter belts, now there is dirt, '
ready to be prepared for planting.
There is no denying that new agricultural technology
and methods, growing urbanization, in short progress, is
not only vital but inevitable in Nebraska. Its advantages
axe academic; its consequences often overlooked.
One consequence is a striking reduction in available
habitat for wildlife of all types. Songbirds, game animals,
predators, all are subject to the demands of human
The state Game and Parks Commission, a seven
member board appointed by the governor, has recognized
a need for preserving wildlife "habitat and promoting its
maintenance. Following a conference on wildlife habitat
conducted in February 1975 and attended by wildlife
managers, fanners and interested environmentalists, the
commission has fostered legislation currently before the
Nebraska Legislature designed to save what wildlife habi
tat it can.
Fee increases not small
The proposed legislation increases fees paid by hunters,
fishermen and trappers for the rights to pursue their
quarry. The increases are not small. The most drastic
fee increase is to require all hunters and trappers, 16-years-old
or more, resident or not, to purchase a habitat
stamp for $7.50, in addition to a hunting or trapping
license. That stamp would replace the $1 upland game
bird stamp to permit hunting of birds such as quail and
The money raised from habitat stamp sales and all
game fees increases would be placed in the State Game
Fund, which receives no sjate tax money, to buy, lease,
develop and otherwise enhance wildlife habitat areas.
Continued on p. 5
Concerned students will petition for traffic signal
By Virginia Broady
Students worried about what they call the danger in
crossing the intersection of 10th and S streets to get to
the 501 Bldg. will start a petition drive next week asking
the Lincoln City Council to budget funds for installa
tion of a traffic light there this fall.
fcaib Berry, a junior business administration major
from Omaha and a member of the Campus Police Ad
visory Board (CPAB), said that the petition is a result of
an accident Oct. 14, 1975 in which a UNL student was hit
while crossing 10th st.
Berry said she had checked the possibility of getting a
traffic light at the crossing and found it had a "low
Jan McKinney, the student who was hit at the crossing,
said the accident would not have happened had there
been a traffic light there.
The accident occurred while she was going to her 8:30
ajn. class, she said. Several cars had stopped for pedestri
ans "except the car in the last lane," which apparently
had not seen her, she said.
McKinney, a. freshman civil engineering major, from
Lincoln, added that she thought a traffic light was badly
needed at the crossing. '
"Cars will slow down and won't come to a complete
stop," she said. "If mere is room to get across between
two students they will cross, even if the student is still
walking. It' gets a little hairy sometimes."
Her injuries, which were considered "not too serious,"
included a broken pelvis, a deep cut on her head and one
on her heel, scrapes and bruises. McKinney said she was
hospitalized for 20 days and had to withdraw from
school for the semester.
Campus Police support signal
Berry said Campus Police are supportive of getting a
traffic light at 10th and S streets.
Berry said student organizations will be contacted and
urged to write the City Council.
The ASUN Senate passed a resolution on Feb. 1 1 re
questing that the issue be included on the NU Board of
Regents' March agenda. The resolution requests that the
" board ask the City Council to consider financing the light
even if it is low priority.
Dick Mickleson, a Lincoln city engineer, said the traffic
signal priority lists are based upon the amount of traffic
at the intersection, the number of traffic accidents, the
location and the traffic signals near the intersection and
the kind of traffic being regulated, such as UNL or grade
school pedestrians. He added that, a traffic light at 10th
and S streets is not on their current priority list.
However, any request for a traffic light is considered
by the City Engineering Officer, he said.
John Duve, parking and traffic coordinator said that
Campus Police would like to have a traffic light at the
intersection, but added there probably is a greater need
for traffic lights around grade schools.
He said mott of the accidents which occur on campus
could be prevented by greater safety awareness.
Hubble: Too late
for flu inoculation
Once again the flu bug has bit the UNL campus, and
it's too late to be vaccinated against it, according to
Dr. Kenneth Huhhle, director of th llnivrsiy Heslth
x Hubble said Tuesday that flu vaccinations were re
commended in mid-November "in order for the body
to have six to eight weeks to build up an immun'ty to
the flu virus." But flu shots now will not prevent stu
dents from contracting the virus, he said.
The flu virus circulating in Lincoln is of a common
variety, Hubble said. Symptoms include fever, head
ache and body ache, chills and some abdominal dis
orders, such as vomiting. Complications of the virus,
can result in secondary infections, he said, causing
respiratory and severe abdominal problems.
Hubble said most students reporting to UHC have
secondary respiratory problems, such as congestion and
sore throat, and a few have bronchial problems.
The acute symptoms (aching, chills, 'etc.) usually
last 72 hours, followed by two to three days of weak
ness, he said. . .....
Hubble recommended bedrest, liquids to combat
dehydration, and aspirin to control fever for relief
from most flu symptoms. However, in some cases doc
tors at UHC are pre bribing decongestants and antsclds
for specific complications, fee said. -
Three people were hospitalized two to three days at
UHC for flu, Hubble said.
Deb Holland, a Smith Residence Hall health tide,
said residence hall and Greek house health aides have
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Althwd th University Health Center stU h seeing Ca-rlJa students, the number of esses b declining,
sccer&ag in Burses. ;
been informed of flu symptoms in their health aide
classes. Holland, a sophomore h Teachers College from
Deahlcr, said health aides have decongestants, antacid
tablets and sore throat locengss for fiu sufferers.
Health center nurses wld they were unable to esti
mate the number of students who have been coming In
with flu symptoms, but that the number seems to be
"letting up now."
"Actually, we've been too busy with them
(patients) to count them, iaid Dr. Ralph Ewert, om
of the walk-in doctors who has been helping flu
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