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by late afternoon with rain possibly
turning to snow by evening. High
near 40 Wednesday.
in Sheldon exhibit
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March 18, 1986
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol.85 No. 124
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By Michael Hooper
Until Nebraska voters change their
attitude toward alcohol on campus,
UNL's present policy of no alcohol on
campus will remain, said Pat Glasier,
UNL coordinator of residential educa
tion. "The kinds of attitudes that are pre
dominate in the state are such that the
political power won't change the (alco
hol) policy," Glasier said. "The regents
represent the attitudes of those who
voted for them, and they're conserva
tive right now," she said.
Legalizing alcohol on campus, as
proposed in the 1986-87 ASUN election
campaign, is not a realistic proposi
tion, Glasier said, because a lot of par
ents are uneasy about their kids going
to a school where alcohol is legal on
Party party candidates said if UNL
legalized alcohol, profits from the alco
hol sales could be used for the univer
sity. Ken Libby, an RHA member and
candidate for RHA president, said
legalizing alcohol on campus would
reduce the number of alcohol-related
accidents off campus.
If alcohol were legalized on campus,
students would be more satisfied with
UNL and would tend to stay on campus
to enjoy themselves, Libby said.
"With decreasing occupancy in the
resident halls, the halls need anything
that makes them more attractive to
stay," Libby said.
"A lot of freshmen are leaving the
dorms simply because they can't drink
on campus," he said.
Libby said ASUN should form a task
force to look into legalization of alco
hol on campus.
But Glasier disagrees with these
arguments. She said a bar in the
Nebraska Union would not generate
much profit. About 90 percent of those
students who use the union are under
age, she said.
"So the market is not there," Glasier
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Aniti-deafh penalty bill, LB70, debated;
advocates speak out against executions
By Diana Johnson
Sep iU.pOHOL on 6 ,
The murder of his daughter has not
changed Ken Mesner's objections to
Mesner was one of several spokes
men who spoke in favor of a bill that
would remove the death penalty from
Nebraska statutes. The press confer
ence was Monday.
The bill, LB70, sponsored by Omaha
Sen. Ernie Chambers, would make it
mandatory for all convicted first-degree
murderers sentenced to life in prison
to serve a minimum of 30 years.
LB70 is expected to be debated this
week li ! i
Mesner, a Quaker whose daughter
Janet was killed in 1980, said in a pre
pared statement at the state capital
that the death penalty only lowers
government standards to the mentality
of the murderer, who at the moment of
the murder may think hisher life will
benefit by the death of another person.
Following the press conference, he
called Nebraska's death penalty "pre
meditated, cold blooded murder."
Julie Homey, of UNL's criminal jus
tice department, also spoke in favor of
Horney, who represented some faculty
members in her department, said the
Legislature should pass the bill because
research and literature indicates the
death penalty does not deter criminal
Horney also said the death penalty is
used in "a disparate and discrimina
Robert F. Holbert, an associate pro
fessor of criminal justice, who signed a
letter supporting LB70, said Nebras
ka's death penalty is an ineffective
deterrent "because nobody thinks
they're going to get caught."
Holbert said "there is not a shred of
evidence that indicates that the death
penalty does any good."
In fact, he said, homicide rates often
increase in areas of the country where
the death penalty is used.
Capital punishment is used only for
the poor, the minorities and the power
less people, Holbert said. Because of
this, he said, he does not see any
possible change in capital punishment
laws until they are used less subjec
tively and begin punishing the middle
and upper classes who are proven
guilty for the same crime.
Rev. Jesse Brown Jr. said he opposes
killing in any form.
Brown, who represented the Bethel
African Methodist Episcopal Church of
Omaha, said he is opposed to the death
penalty because it "makes me a part of
Following the press conference,
Brown said that the death penalty car
ries racist implications and usually
affects the poor and minorities.
"Seldom does the rich die," Brown
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