The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 05, 1979, Page page 6, Image 6

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    daily nebraskan
mondav, november 5, 1979
UNL health center schedules second free screeningfair
By Mary Louise Knapp
For the second year. The University Health Center is
sponsoring a free Health Screening Fair, Tuesday,
Nov. 13 and Wednesday, Nov. 14, 9 am. to 3
pjn. in the Nebraska Union Centennial Room.
Blood pressure and diabetes screening, rubella (German
measles) testing, general health information, and, for the
first time, oral cancer screening, will be offered
Karen Weed, R.N. of the Community Health Depart,
ment, said last year's fair was so successful, the Health
Center decided to expand it to a two-day function and
open it to the community.
We were very pleased with the way things ran last
year," Weed said. In 1978, 850 students, faculty, and staff
Libraries . . .
attended the fair. Of 238 tests given for diabetes, 12
people were found to have elevated blood sugar levels and
of 375 blood pressure tests given 27 people showed
elevated blood pressures. Of 198 rubella tests, 30 people
needed rubella vaccine.
"Fortunately, these statistics are low,' Weed said, "but
these people did not know they had these health problems
until they were screened. . .if they hadn't gone for the
tests, they might have waited until these problems became
Weed stressed the importance of preventative medicine
and of awareness of potential health problems.
"It's amazing how many students have no knowledge
of what hypertension or diabetes is, she said.
The Red Cross will conduct the blood pressure
srrpenine with help from student nurses.
Those who plan to be screened for diabetes, should eat
a heavy meal VA hours before the test, including orange
juice, potatoes, bread with butter and preserves, and a rich
dessert or an equivalent, with no coffee, tea or gum.
Weed advised that all women of childbearing age be
screened for rubella, as the disease can cause birth defects
in children whose mothers get it in the first trimester of
pregnancy. Both the rubella and diabetes tests are blood
The American Cancer Society is sponsoring the oral
cancer screening, which will be under the supervision of
Dr. Dean Dutter of the Dental Health Department.
'The screening is painless and not a time-consuming
process," Weed said.
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Library officials knew long ago that
their budget would be restricted, Wojtasek
said, yet did little to solve the problem.
Their inaction limited their alternatives, he
Students would have been upset last
spring if they knew about the possible
library closings, he said. He added that the
administration seems to have waited until
the library's budget problem reached a
climax before informing the students,
thereby ensuring student support.
"No one would have remembered if the
students complained last April,". Sen, Jim
Davidson said.
However, Chamberlin said officials
probably didn't know until July or August
that they might have to cut library hours.
He said he didn't think anyone could
have known what would happen until the
Legislature passed the university budget
last spring and the university reacted to it.
Theories that the university timed the
announcement of proposed library cuts for
maximum political effect are ill-founded
because the Legislature isn't in session yet,
Chamberlin said,
Lincoln State Sen, Shirley Marsh of the
Legislature's Appropriations Committee
said she couldn't tell how the library's
budget problems would affect discussion of
the university's budget next year, but said
she was concerned about the proposals.
"I think adequate hours for the library
is really basic," Marsh said,
The proposed reduction of library hours
is an indication of larger budget problems
at the university, she said ,
Too early to tell success
of Lincoln condominiums
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By Kent Warneke
The first Lincoln building to be
converted into condominiums now has
units for sale, but according to the head of
; the mortgage loan division of the National
Bank of Commerce, it is too early to say ,
whether condominiums will be successful
in Lincoln. ,
Capitol City Villa Condominiums, 2501
N St., will have 82 units ready within six
months, selling from $29,000 to $48,000.
Director David Hession said that 22 units
already have been purchased since sales
began two weeks ago. '
Lyle Davis of NBC, said, 'There is ho
way to tell at this time whether the venture
into condominiums will be successful in
Lincoln . because we have nothing to
compare it with "
Davis said all he can do is look at
condominiums in other places to see how
well ' hey are selling. In Florida, Chicago
and other areas . along both coasts,
condominium conversions have been very s
successful, he said.
these things to go from high population
areas on the coast and spread to the
Midwest areas, such as Lincoln," Davis
said, "Condominium conversions are very
real in other places, but the question is still
in the air here in Lincoln,"
According to Hession, the advantages of
owning a condominium are many, but the
main one is owning a living unit rather than
paying money for rent,
"In our condominiums, you are receiv
ing the benefits of actually owning proper
ty and also the services of security,
landscaping, parking facilities, recreation,
washing and party rooms and all utilities
paid for, except telephone bills," Hession
A $100 per month maintenance fee is
also added to the owner's original cost of
the unit, which according to Hession, is
more than made up for with the services
offered. - .
However, the availability of finances,
not the quality of the condominiums is the
main concern of condominium sellers,
"Young people with no credit records
or connections with banks are going to find
that there are no loans available," Hession
said, "But finances are limited everywhere
and the problems are everywhere."
Hession said that in years past 50
percent of people in the United States were
in the detached home market, but now the
figure is only about 25 per cent.
want an investment of real estate and not
have to pay rent money and kiss it
goodbye," Hession said. "That's where
condominiums fit into the picture."
Parents of UNL students should be
encouraged to buy condominium units for
their children instead of paying for room
and board at residence halls or Greek
houses, Hession said.
"When we offer tax write-offs and are
so close to the University, it's almost
unwise for a student to live in a residence
hall, fraternity or sorority house."
Davis said that he agrees with Hession's
reasoning that those interested in
condominiums have money at their
disposal, -
"THE TAX ADVANTAGES, the ability
to sell or hold on to the property are
there " Davis said, "And with the inflation
rate as great as the physical depreciation,
you could almost sell the unit for what
you paid for it after some years of use."
However, parents or individuals who
have to borrow heavily at ar high interest
rate shouldn't really be encouraged,
Davis also said there is a possible reason
for doubt as to whether condominium
conversions will be a success in Lincoln.
"The only, difference between Lincoln
and other areas is that there is a large
supply and good acceptance of townhouses
in Lincoln," Davis said, "If condominiums
will overcome that acceptance is hard to
. Monday, November 5th
"Rockin' Rhythm and Blues" Only $1 cover
Tues. and Wed. November 6 & 7
"Luke Baldwin is a Kansas City
folk artist with an album on the
Flying Fish label. He has joined
Kansas City jazz greats Leonard
Bates and Buddy Anderson. With
Buddy's fiance' on bass, a rather
unique quartet is formed. A com
bination of country, folk and pop.
Check 'em out."
Thursday, November 8th
"Blues and rhvthm & blues featur
ing Leroy Critcher and Bill Dye on
aui tars and Red on sax." $1 cover
rriaay and Saturday
November 9th & 10th
"Basic, hard drtvin' rock with a
little rock-a-billy mixed in-The
areas No. 1 rock band" $1.50 cover
133 No. Hth, Lincoln