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6th-ranked UNL spiker
LeRoi Brothers more
than rock 'n' roll band
Arts and Entertainment, page 6
Partly cloudy and pleasant today.
Light easterly winds 5-10 mph with a
high of 78. Partly cloudy and cool
tonight. Expect a low of 57.
Barb BrandaDally Nebraskan
open season with wins
Sports, page 8
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Tom Rathmsn breaks through the line and runs 60 yards for the
13:20 left in the first quarter. Story on page 8.
eat wreaks havoc on Husker fans
By Kathleen Green
Although Red Cross volunteers
were about five times busier than
usual treating heat exhaustion at
Memorial Stadium on Saturday, mat
ters could have been worse if people
had not drunk as much water and
soft drinks as they did, a Red Cross
On a busy day the 56-member
team, including six registered nur
ses, handles about 20 victims of
heat exhaustion and other heat
related problems. More than 100
cases were treated at the Nebraska
Florida St. game where tempera
tures soared to about 130 degees on
the football field, said Steve Lewis,
a Red Cross spokesman.
Eight bee stings and 10 to 12
60 against seat belt law in
By Michael Hooper
Sixty percent of UNL students sur
veyed oppose the state's new manda
tory seat belt law, according to a Daily
Nebraskan unofficial survey conducted
this weekend on City Campus.
Of 20 people interviewed near the
Nebraska Union, 12 said they opposed
the seat belt law because they consider
it an infringement on their personal
Eight said they favor the law because
it would help save lives.
Those interviewed were asked if they
favor the new mandatory seat belt law
and whether they will comply with the
abrasions and bruises also were
treated. Four people were hospital
ized, he said. One person was hospi
talized for stroke, another for heat
related problems and another for a
broken bone. The fourth cause for
hospitalization was unknown.
"The paperwork simply fell under
the crunch," Lewis said. Volunteers
tried to keep track of statistics
until the workload became too much.
Helping people was more important
than the paper work, he said. Ac
cording to the Lincoln Journal-Star,
five UNL marching band members
collapsed from the heat. Three Red
Cross members also were treated for
Concession vendors quit selling
soft drinks in the third quarter
75,000 soft drinks and 80,000 pounds
law. Students also were asked if they
would vote against the law in the gen
Nancy Reimer, a graduate student in
speech pathology, said individuals
should decide whether to wear seat
"I think people should wear seat
belts but I don't think it is something
you can mandate," Reimer said.
Not wearing a seat belt only endang
ers individuals, she said.
"People smoke cigarettes and they
are bad for you, but people aren't fined
or punished for smoking," Reimer said.
James Willhoft, a senior political
science and advertising major, said he
questions whether the law can be
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first Husker touchdown with
of ice later after running out of
ice and glasses, the Journal-Star
Although people dressed with
the heat in mind, Lewis said, the
bright sun and overall excitement
of a close game added up in a hurry.
Excessive alcohol consumption also
inhibits the body from keeping cool,
he said. But matters could have
been worse if the crowd had been
more excitable, he said.
"I think the heat had something
to do with the lack of crowd invol
vement," Lewis said.
According to Chuck Elsom, who
has been in charge of the first aid
team since 1971, Saturday's game
"was the busiest I've ever seen."
The Red Cross has been helping
at Memorial Stadium since 1937,
enforced fairly. He said the law leaves a
lot of administrative discretion on the
shoulders of those who enforce the law.
Violators of the mandatory law can
be fined $25 dollars. They cari be tick
eted only if they are stopped for another
Mick Dyer, a junior psychology major,
also opposes the new law.
"It's ridiculous," he said, "because
all you have to do is put on the seat belt
when you see the lights" of a police car.
Jim Fries, a junior political science
major, said he favors the new law.
"Wearing seat belts may be a hassle
at first, but at the cost of your life, it's
worth it." he said.
John Larsen, a senior electrical en
Lied Iboindl issue
By a Dally Nebraskan Staff Reporter
The proposed UNL Lied Center for
the Performing Arts took another step
toward reality Friday when the NU
Board of Regents voted to prepare a
bond issue needed for the center's
Regent Robert Simmons of Scotts
bluff, the only regent to vote against
the funding proposal, said spending
state money to build the $20 million
center "is not a wise move."
"We're pledging (money) that could
be used for something else," he said.
"Ten years from now, we'll see it as a
mistake. I think this is a horrible
The center would be financed by a
$10 million gift from the Lied Founda
tion Trust of Las Vegas, Nev. $5 million
from the state and another $5 million
to be raised by the NU Foundation.
The bond issue will provide a steady
cash flow to pay for the center.
The decision does not represent
5 tuition increase
By a Daily Nebraskan Staff Reporter
The NU Board of Regents on Friday
approved the proposed 1986-87 budget
of about $509 million, including a 5
percent tuition increase for UNL under
graduate students next fall.
Next year's five percent increase
replaces this year's tuition surcharge,
which means that the amount students
pay for tuition will not increase next
UNL undergraduate students will
pay $43.75 a credit hour next year. Non
residents will pay $119 a credit hour.
These are the same rates students are
now paying for the 1985 fall semester.
Tuition rates for UNL graduate stu
dents will increase 1 5 percent to $59.50
a credit hour for residents and $141.75
Students in the NU Medical Center
will pay from 5 percent more for under
graduate tuition to 45 percent more for
tuition in the College of Pharmacy. Tui
gineering major, said the law is "for
people's own good." he said wearing
seat belts is important even during
short trips, because "most of the acci
dents occur just a few miles" from
. Thirteen of those interviewed said
they frequently wore seat belts before
the law went into effect. Fourteen said
they will comply with the law. Eleven
people said they will vote against the
law, and six others said they will vote
in favor of it. Two others said they were
Opponents of the law gathered more
than 44,000 signatures to protest the
new law more than enough to get
the issue on next year's ballot. The
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final approval for construction of the
center. The regents will make that final
decision sometime later this semester.
Speaking in favor of the center,
Regent John Payne of Kearney said
"Nebraska has an opportunity to pick
up a performing arts center for $5
"It's one of the best bargains this
state has ever come up with," he said.
Simmons questioned whether the
new center would be used enough to
warrant the cost. He cited Memorial
Stadium and the Bob Devaney Sports
Center as two examples of buildings
that are not frequently used.
But NU Foundation Chairman D. B.
Varner said the University of Iowa and
Iowa State University use their per
forming arts centers more than 200
nights a year.
Regent Margaret Robinson of Nor
folk also expressed support for the
center. She said it "will be one of the
greatest things" for the people in out
tion rates for pharmacy students will
jump from $830 this fall to $1,204.50 a
semester next year.
Students studying in undergraduate
nursing will pay $56.60 a credit hour
next year, compared with this year's
$47.25. Graduate nursing students will
pay $59.50 next year, compared to this
year's $54.25. .
Tuition fcr students in the College of
Law will increase about 9 percent.
Dentistry students will pay $1,595 a
semester, up from this year's 41,376.
UNO tuition will decrease by 5 per
cent next year. This year's 5 percent
tuition surcharge will not be renewed
or replaced with a tuition increase.
The proposed budget does not include
a proposed 5 percent increase in faculty
A committee formed by Gov. Bob
Kerrey requested all state agencies,
including the university, to hold salary
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group fell short of gaining the neces
sary 54,790 needed to suspend the law.
There would be 80 to 100 fewer
deaths per year with 100 compliance,
said Fred Zwonechek, administrator
for the Office of Highway Safety.
Zwonechek said a more realistic fig
ure of seat belt usage is 75 percent. He
said 23 percent of drivers were using
seat belts in early August.
Passengers in buses and automo
biles made before 1973 and motorcycle
and moped riders are not affected by
the law. Also, people who can't wear
seat belts for medical reasons are
exempt if they are carrying a written
note from their doctor that says they
should not wear them.
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