The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 20, 1986, Image 1

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Today, sunny and cool, high 36
degrees. Light, northerly winds 5 to
10 mph. Tonight, scattered clouds,
low 20 degrees. Friday, warming trend
with high of 45 degrees.
Mother's Big Band
sound hits the scene
Diversions, page 5
Former Huslcer Moore
returns from Poland
Sports, page 9
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March 20, 1986
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
0Dirt gets
Vol. 85 No. 126
Tim Geisert of the Impact Party
defeated Tony Coe of the Excel Party in
Wednesday's run off election for ASUN
second vice president.
Geisert received 640 of the 1,102
votes cast. Coe received 462 votes, said
Greg Smith, director of the ASUN Elec
toral Commission.
In last week's election, Coe received
1,204 votes compared with 998 votes for
In the run off election, a simple
majority decides the winner, Smith
Coe campaigned with ASUN officers
elect Chris Scudder and Dan Hofmeis
ter, who escaped a run off election with
Geisert's Impact party candidates Rod
Penner and Mark Rise by a 10.6 percent
margin last Wednesday.
Scudder, ASUN president-elect said
Wednesday night that she had hoped
Coe would be elected because of his
experience in the residence halls and
his ability to get residence hall stu
dents involved in ASUN.
But, Scudder said, she is not disap
pointed in Geisert, who currently is
president of the NU Student Founda
tion. "I respect Tim Geisert a lot, and I am
looking forward to working with him.
Housing action angers students
By Jen Deselms
Staff Reporter
The new application process for gua
ranteed single-room contracts in UNL
residence halls was considered unfair
by some students.
The housing office posted informa
tion telling students that contracts
would not be accepted until 1 p.m.
Tuesday. But by 10 a.m. about 200 stu
dents were lined up in front of Seaton
Hall to have their contracts accepted,
said Michele Cole, manager of housing
contracts and financial services.
The housing office only guarantees
50 spaces each for undergraduate men
and women and 50 each for graduate
men and women.
Cole said the students in front of
Seaton refused to leave until their con
tracts were accepted. Since most of the
guaranteed spaces would be filled by
students standing in line in the rain,
the office began accepting contracts,
Cole said.
This is the first year this system has
been used. Cole said last year students
could come to Seaton Hall and have
their contract accepted on a first
come, first-serve basis immediately after
contracts were issued in the residence
halls. Students living closer to Seaton
Hall had an advantage in the old sys
tem, because they could get to Seaton
first, she said.
The system was changed following
students' complaints that it was unfair,
Cole said.
Kathie Winchell, a senior anthropol
ogy major, was among the students who
went to Seaton at about 1 p.m. and
found most of the guaranteed singles
had already been filled.
Cole said at 1 p.m. there were still a
few spaces for undergraduate men left
and many graduate rooms available but
no rooms for undergraduate women.
After the single room contracts were
filled, students still in line were put on
a waiting list, Cole said.
Winchell said if she had known con
tracts were being accepted early she
would have been at Seaton sooner. A lot
of people were mad, and the housing
office shouldn't have broken its own
rules, she said.
She said she wrote a letter to the
editor of the Daily Nebraskan to make
students aware of what the housing
office had done.
Cole said more single room con
tracts will be accepted from the wait
ing list after the housing office finds
out how many rooms will be empty next
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Perlman: Law College missing out
Make like a tree and leave
Linda Dsnin rsls rid of dosd baves fcy tha Sunken
Gardens for h:r Thstsr 112 class. Each student in ths
cfoss must pcrUcfpita In 23 hours c? vssfc.
By Eric Paulak
Staff Reporter
The College of Law is missing out on
some good opportunities to grow and
improve because the state does not
give it enough money, according to
Harvey Perlman, dean of the college.
A credit hour in the college cur
rently costs $47.25. This figure is a 40
increase over last year, and with a
$20,000 cut in the college's budget,
Perlman said it will probably cost more
next year.
Between 1974 and 1984, the tuition
rate for the college increased 483 per
cent. That is the largest tuition increase
among any of the five law colleges in
the Big Eight.
Perlman said the average cost for
attending law school at UNL in 1984-85
was $1,595 a semester, The University
of Missouri cost about $2,000 a semes
ter during the same period and the
University of Oklahoma cost about
Student costs at UNL would have
been more, Perlman said, but the col
lege received about $130,000 last year
and $100,000 the year before in private
donations. Without these contributions,
he said, the college "would not been
able to keep its head above water."
Because of UNL's limited budget the
college has lost professors to other
schools that offer them more money,
Perlman said.
If the college does not receive some
more funding from the NU Board of
Regents or from private donors, Perl
man said he will have to recommend
that law students pay a larger share of
the college's total cost.
Perlman said UNL spends less for
the education of their law students
than about 80 percent of the law col
leges in the country.
Participation in tornado drill urged
UNL weather sirens will ring at 10:30
a.m. today.
But don't worry, it's only a test con
ducted by the UNL Disaster Prepared
ness Committee.
When the sirens ring, student and
faculty members are to move to tornado
shelters located in every UNL building,
said Joyce Taylor, a member of the pre
paredness committee. All shelters are
marked by a yellow sign located at the
main entrance of buildings.
Similar drills, sponsored by the state
Department of Civil Defense, will be
conducted simultaneously throughout
the state as part of "Tornado Aware
ness Week," Taylor said.
Taylor said she hopes students and
faculty members will cooperate by
moving quickly to the shelters. Stu-.
dents are requested to bring AMFM
radios and flashlights with them to the
At 10:35 a.m., radio and TV stations
will give an all-clear message.
After the drill, building maintenance
reporters will evaluate the exercise
and submit reports to the UNL mainte
nance department.
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Nicaragua 'condemned to death' by U.S., speaker says
By Merry Hayes
Staff Reporter
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Nicaragua has been "condemned
to death" by the U.S., according to
Rcberto.Vargj.Cultiial and Labor
Affairs Counselor for Kiccragua at
; its U.S. Embassy in Washington."
"Congress is now put!ic!y debdir.g
how much money they are going to
Jkili lis 'with-iyargas said Wednesday
in the Kctrka Urica. "The U.S,
' operates ca a fcvo-tnei policy
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$1C0 nHHcn in aid for the Ccntros
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"Scr.ccr.s's getting the money, ;
but it's csririrJy net (th 3 Ccrto),"
he said.
Vargas said there are not 20,000
Contras, as the Reagan administra
tion reports. There are actually 5,000
at the most, he said, ar3 they are
never! going ta win fc?.r:se they
don't l.'ave the support o(5.e people. .
"ficagan said' American boys may
be committed if the Contras can't
resolve the problem, which they
obviously can't. We worry about
Buchanan's pen and one mere of
r.cnnie's rhetorical rr.ccsrges," he
said, "President Eeru went cn
the air this weekend to ca'1 Kicarr 13,
the mortal enemy cf the new world."
Vargas said these actions vvodJ
be ludicrous if they weren't 3
dangerous. He said Kicsmsui is a i
country that has two airplanes and
eight helicopters in its only airport.
Nicaragua doesn't even have a suf
ficient running water system, Vargas
said. , . ,.....
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(the United States) don't vant u to
be free," he said. "They uant to
bum our feet off."
Vargas said the Sandinistas are
arming their pecpls not to threaten
other natbns, tut ta canteethat
Nicaragua is nsvsr ruled ty a
flictatorsMp. The 4S-year rule of ths j
Vargss said the Sandinistas ars :
trjing to educate and inform people,
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