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Tuesday. June 19, 1984
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vo. 83 No. 164
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The NU Board of Regents Saturday approved the
initial draft of a $317.8 million NU budget for the
1985-86 school year. To fund the budget, the board
will request $21 million from the Legislature and 10
percent higher student tuition and fees.
Included in the budget plans were $300,000 for
preventive maintenance, $1.6 million for academic
and administrative computing and a 10 percent
increase in the budget request for library acquisition.
The $317.8 million only accounts for the state
aided part of the budget. When all money sources
were accounted for, the total NU budget was esti
mated at more than $500 million, officials said.
The regents also discussed faculty salaries and
land acquisition for the proposed Lied Center for
the Performing Arts.
NU President Ronald Roskens proposed an increase
of 10.7 percent for UNL faculty salaries. This will
follow the university's goal to bring faculty salaries
up to those of comparable schools, Roskens said.
Among salary decisions made by the regents was
an increase in Roskens' salary from $78,795 to
$87,000. It was noted at the meeting that this is his
first salary increase in two years.
In other business, the regents decided to seek
eight parcels of land in the block south and east of
Kimball Recital Hall for the Lied Arts Center.
The project would be in the block bordered by
1 1th and 12th streets and Q and R streets.
NU attorney Richard Wood said property owners
affected by construction of the $20 million Lied Arts
Center will receive relocation assistance. About 20
residents and businesses need to be relocated, he
said. The relocation should be completed no later
than next June 1, Wood said. More land may, be
necessary for things like parking, but the regents
reserved that discussion for another meeting.
Attorney General Paul Douglas was arraigned
Monday morning before Lancaster County's Grand
Jury on charges of one count of perjury and one
count of obstruction of government activities.
The perjury charge; a felony, resulted from Dou
glas' Feb. 25 testimony before the Legislature's spe
cial committee oh Commonwealth Savings Co.
The obstruction charge, a misdemeanor, stems
front a sworn statement Douglas gave to David Dom
ina, special assistant attorney general, on Feb. 30. At
that time, Douglas claimed he and S. E. Copple,
former president of Commonwealth, had not dis
cussed a letter from the FBI dated March 10, 1983.
The indictment holds that the two men did discuss
If Douglas if found guilty of perjury, he faces
minimum $25,000 fine and a one- to 20-year prison
sentence. If he is found guilty of obstruction, he
faces a fine of up to $1,000 and a maximum one-year
According to a United Press International report,
Sen. Chris Beutler of Lincoln said Monday's indict
ment does not mean Douglas is guilty, but it will
erode the attorney general's public standing even
Beutler, one of 27 lawmakers whp voted to impeach
Douglas at the end of the 1984 Legislative session,
said he was surprised at how quickly the county
gr and jury carried out the indictment. The grand
jury was called especially to investigate the Com
monwealth collapse. He said he believed the grand
jury had information about Commonwealth the
Legislature did not have.
Kirk Naylor, special prosecutor, said the grand
jury did have additional information. But, he said,
he could not discuss it. '
The hearing is scheduled for June 29. At that time
the defense will attack the grand jury's indictment.
The trial will probably begin in September, Naylor
Douglas currently is free on a $10,000 personal
Douglas mav face further charges from the Fed
eral Grand Jury and has already endured a March
15 legislative impeachment. The State Supreme
Court later found Douglas innocent of the Legisla
' ture's charges.
University schedule conflicts promp
sororities to change rush dates
By Bailie Jo Simoons
Holiday plans this fall may be interrupted for
those wanting to go through sorority rush. Rushees
will stay at UNL during the Labor Day weekend, Aug.
31 to Sept. 4, to attend an open house and three
sessions of sorority parties, Jayne Wade Anderson,
Director of Greek Affairs and Co-ops, said.
Sorority rush was changed for the benefit of the
rushee, she said. "One of our philosophies is to make
rush a worthwhile, pleasant experience for the
girls," Anderson said. The sororities have reserved
blocks of time, free of distractions, so the rushees
can consider joining the greek system.
Anderson said she made the decision to change
sorority rush from the week before school to Labor
Day weekend because of conflicts with band and
flag corps tryouts, general registration and parking
and football ticket lines.
Usually, Anderson said, the Panhellenic Council
decides its own issues, while she acts only as an
advbsr. The change was considered by the council
test year without approval, she said.
"We're spoiled at Nebraska," she said. "UNL has a
very good sorority rush program and people dent
want to alter it. However, it dossnt hurt to try some
thing new," she said.
In addition to the change in time, a new slide show
"will be shown to help explain the greek system to
Anderson said delaying rush by one week will
have no effect on dirty rushing, the practice of per
tain sororities to use unacceptable tactics to influ
ence rushees to join their house.
"There's a trust and an understanding of the value
of the system," she said. The women in sororities
willingly support the system as a whole, not as one
house against another house. Constant discussion
also resolves many sorority problems, she said.
According to Sherry Carothers, Rush Chairman
for Alpha Omicron Pi, dirty rushing is not a problem
at UNL. After meeting with the other sorority rush
chairmen, "everyone felt confident when we got
together. There's a positive attitude about rush this
fall," she said.
According to Anne Cech, Overall Alumnae Rush
Adviser, "Rush is tiring, but it's fun." Even though the
women will be the only ones on campus, "we won't
have the soo' this year." She said girl-watching fra
ternity men won't be sitting in front of their houses
to distract the rushees this year. Cech said she
didn't think having rush cn Labor Day would hurt
Anderson 'said she tells every rush participant
"there is a place in the system for you."
Flag corps hopefuls
twirl through try outs;
seven chosen for camp
By George Davis
During the summer, many UNL athletes
work hard preparing for the next year. Included
in this group are the future members of the
UNL Flag Corp.
Each year 26 women are selected to be
members of the UNL's Flag Corps. During the
year the corps marches with the Cornhusker
Marching Band and performs new routines at
all home football games. The women in the
corps also perform with the band in pep rallies,
parades and bowl games.
While upperclassmen try-outs for the 1984
85 corps were in April, 15 incoming freshmen
tried out Saturday. During a six-hour audition
at the Men's Physical Education building, the
women learned flag, dance an(J marching man
euvers. They also prepared a routine forjudges
Carol Domina, Nancy Settles and Anne Nehe.
Domina was a corps member for three years
and this fall will replace Caryn Geiger as the
corps' director. Domina is a 1984 graduate of
UNL with a B.A. in Recreation.
Besides 23 upperclassmen, Domina said the
judges also will invite about 12 freshmen to
August band camp. The 12 freshmen will be
selected at this audition and at one to be held
in Kearney on June 23, she said. Of the women
invited to band camp, 26 make up the new
During the auditions, Domina said, the judges
look for coordination, poise, and enthusiasm.
Of the 15 girls auditioning on Saturday,
seven will go to band camp. Among those
selected were freshmen Judy Konnath and
Penny Heldt of Elkhorn and Geri Reeves of
Lincoln Northeast High School.
' The three said they decided to tryout because
they thought it would be fun and exciting. They
also said they would like to go to a bowl game
with the band and the football team.
All three said previous dance and flag corps
experience had been helpful during the audi
tion. They said their high school flag corps
tryouts were more competitive than UNL's
first-round tryouts Saturday.
Still to come, however, are the final cuts at
Domina said she was cut at band camp as a
freshman. After being cut, she said, she worked
very hard and made the corps the following
Freshman Penny Heldt, another who will go
to the band camp, said she plans to work out
this summer and take a jazz dancing class.
"It takes a lot of strength and coordination
to handle the flags in windy conditions," she
said. "I hope working hard this summer will
help me do well at the band camp."
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