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Monday, September 17, 1984
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol.84 No. 16
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By Sta Pospisil
Dilly Nebraskan Senior Reporter
It is official. The Nebraska-UCLA football game will be
televised by CBS Saturday afternoon, beginning at 2:30.
Although the game was announced last spring as part
of the CBSschedule of football telecasts, it was not until
Saturday that Nebraska officials agreed to the telecast.
"We can get on and play the game now," said Nebraska
coach Tom Osborne. "I'm just glad it's over with, I'm so
tired of talking about it."
Nebraska's decision went against the wishes of the
College Football Association and ABC, which agreed to a
policy of no "crossover" games with non-CFA schools to
be televised. t
The CFA's exclusive contract with ABC resulted from
the Supreme Court ruling June 27 that allowed individ
ual schools, not the National Collegiate Athletic Associ
ation, to negotiate television deals.
UCLA, Southern Cal and the Pac-10 filed suit last
month seeking that Nebraska-UCLA and USC-Notre
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Dame, both crossover games, be televised. Nebraska was
named as one of five defendants in the suit.
After several discussions, NelTaska joined the CFA,
ABC and Notre Dame in an appeal of a federal judge's
decision in Los Angeles last Monday that permitted
those games to be televisedThe judge, Richard Gadboi3
Jr., issued a preliminary injuction that said Nebraska
and Notre Dame could not withhold their consent based
on the CFA contract.
Nebraska officials waited until Friday afternoon for a
ruling on the appeal, but it never came.
Nebraska's consent reportedly has angered CFA and
ABC officials, athletic director Bob Devaney told the
Omaha World-Herald Saturday. He said Nebraska's law
yer talked with lawyers from the CFA and ABC, and they
"were not pleased with our decision."
The UCLA telecast will be shown to about half the
nation. CBS also will televise the Iowa-Ohio State game.
Nebraska officials have said they are worried the tele
cast will lessen attendance at the game to be played in
the 104,000-seat Rose BowL Under its contract, Nebraska
splits the gate receipts with UCLA.
iget cut request
By Sozsnne Teten
Dally Nebraskaa Staff Writer
The Legislature's request for state agencies to submit
5 percent of their 1084-85 budget for legislative review
will have a $16.5 million impact on NU, University Vice
President Alan Seagren told the NU Board of Regents
Seagren said the board will recieve $203 million, 05
percent of the NU 1084-85 budget, for the 1085-88 base
level of appropriations.
The regents' budget request for 1 085-88 not including
salary and benefit adjustments, is $210 million. There
fore, he said, the regents must propose programs that
equal about $16.5 million in cuts. Instead of a 5 percent
decrease, Seagren said, this amount is 7.7 percent of the
Seagren told the regents the cr; i review should focus
on activities rather than on thr number of positions
affected by the programs. He said board members
should consider the impact and ramifications of pro
posed cuts rather than the across-the-board cut.
Seagren said university officials must look first at
entire programs that should be identified for review.
After that, he said, components of the programs must be
considered and priorities should be established.
Norman Thorson, law professor and UNL faculty
senate president, told the regents that the process
should be a budget review, not a budget cut. He said that
because programs are identified for review does not
mean they are less important than other programs.
The review process should not be one of "providing
sacrificial lambs," but one of providing information for
budget request, Thorson said.
Seagren said identifying programs for legislative re
view will be a long, difficult process. He said that is why
the university asked the Legislature for extra time for
The regents will consider a list of programs for the
Legislature's review at their November meeting. The list
will be ready for the Legislature by Nov. 23, Seagren said.
In other business, the board:
Approved the $120,00 purchase of an instrumenta
tion system for the department of mechanical engineer
ing in the College of Engineering and Technology.
Authorized the Executive Committee of the NU
Board of Regents to approve contract bids for construc
tion to the Barkley Center on East Campus. Construc
tion on teh $1.8 million project will begin as soon as
possible, with completion set for November 1085.
Approved the $84,717 purchase of X-ray equip
ment for the University Health Center.
Approved purchase of a $93,266 laser system for
the College of Engineering and Technology.
Approved the agreement with the NU Foundation
and Nebraska Book Company providing for the transfer
of property at 1 2th and R streets to NU and the transfer
of property at 13th and Q streets to Nebraska Book
Approved agreement with Nebraska Book Com
pany providing for NLTs purchase of property at 13th
and R streets for $500,000.
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McEnroe triumphs in Omaha
John McEnroe, the world's No. 1 tesmis player,
serves against Vitas Gerulaitis Saturday night at
Omaha's Civic Auditorium. McEnroe won the ex
hiMtion match in two out of three sets.
RHA argues SA role
By Ie1n HtCoy
Dall Ncbimkaa Steff Writer
A discussion about the role of student assistants
in residence hall governments was the major topic
at Thursday's meeting of the UNL Residence Hall
RHA President Dave Edwards informed the
groups that RHA's lission for Housing Relations,
Lori Hulke, had resigned because her contract as
an SA prohibited her from serving in an RHA exec
utive position. Earlier this year, RHA had amended
its bylaws to allow SAs to participate in RHA.
RHA adviser Woody Getz said the action was
based upon stipulations in the SA contract that
prohibit outside activities that consume too much
of the SAs time. The question cf conflict of interest
also was cited as a possiSle problem, especially on
committees such as the rate study committee,
which might indirectly ir.Susr.ce staff salaries.
Although Housing's current stance seemed to
prohibit SA participation in executive positions in
i;iL, Getz said it could not be seen ts a precedent
regarding SA involvement in other aspects cfRHA.
By Gene Gentrup
Daily Nsbreskan Serior Eeporter
"Nine-Mile Prairie," one of the last remnants of virgin
prairie land in Eastern Nebraska, was formally dedi
cated at ceremonies Sunday.
The land, located northwest of Lincoln, was preserved
through the philanthropic donation of Marguerite Hall
in memory of her late husband, Neil W. HalL Hall was a
farmer manager for First Trust Company and First
National Bank of Lincoln until his retirement in 1974.
After his retirement, Hall served as a volunteer manager
of the Lincoln Airport Authority's land, including the
The iand was purchased in 1982 from the Lincoln
Airport Authority with funds contributed by Mrs. Hall
and other interested donors. NU leases the land from
the foundation for $1 per year to continue an active
program in teaching, research and nature study Profes
sionals from UNL's School cf Biological Sciences manage
the Nine-Mile Prairie to perserve natural plant and
..animal life. , -
Mrs, Hdll said she first became interested in the Nine
Mile Prairie Land after seeing a story and photos cf the
land in the "Foundation Reporter" published by the NU
Foundation. The story included pictures of the land's
native grasses and wildflowers and told of the founda
tion's efforts to buy the property and protect it.
Mrs. Hail said her interest in the project grew and
later she decided to make the donation as a "challenge
She said she would put up half of the $136,808 pur
chase price if the foundation would match the gift from
other sources and if ownership could be transferred to
Mrs. Hall already has made good on her pledge. She
dated her check on Christmas Day.
She said the donation was the perfect Christmas gift.
Td never been cut there, but I'd heard a lot about it,"
Mrs. Hall said. "Neil was very impressed with it. He did
graze it, but he saw that it was never overgrazed."
Sunday's dedication formalized the university's ste
wardship and unveiled a marker commemorating the
site. The inscription on the marker says: "Marguerite
Metzger Hall and Neil W. Hall Nine-Mile Prairie Memorial
as a living tribute to our pioneer forebearers and as a
Isgacy for future generations: a memorial to the past, a
joy to the present, a heritage for the future."
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