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Weather: Mostly sunny and not
as cold Tuesday. High In the lower
30s. Southeast wind 10to15mph,
Increasing cloudiness Tuesday
night with a 20 percent chance of
light snow toward morning. Low
in the upper teens.
NU volleyball team
sets up for Cyclones
Sport, Page 7
New collectors' coins
worth their weight in gold
Arts & Entertainment, Page 9
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November 11, 1986
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 86 No. 56
By The Associated Press
LINCOLN Gov. Bob Kerrey ordered Monday that the Legisla
ture convene in special session on Wednesday to deai with a pair
of farm credit issues.
Kerrey signed and issued the call that set the agenda for the
special session, which will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The governor said he is hoping for enough senatorial support to
enact immediate changes in state law. Kerrey will leave office in
Kerrey said the session would be limited to a measure involving
farm and ranch foreclosures, and one involving liens on agricultu
ral commodities. The issue surrounding foreclosures involves
LB999, passed by the 1986 Legislature. The lien measure centers
on LB603, also passed in the last session and vetoed by Kerrey.
"We ought to be able to get in and out of here and vote this
thing up or down," Kerrey said.
Kerrey's decision was based on apparent voter rejection of a
proposal that would have allowed the Legislature to begin its
regular, 90-day session in early December.
"I think we have clear consensus for change, in both areas, but I
don't know if we have the 33 votes for the emergency clause,"
Kerrey said in an interview. A measure passed with the emergency
clause becomes law shortly after a governor signs it.
"The emergency clause is important to both of them, but more
so with LB603, the law involving clear title on commodities,"
Kerrey said. "It's really important to both of them because it
would mean, with the borrowing season, tht borrowers could
remove an impediment they would otherwise have with lenders."
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The annual migration for ducks and geese should be at its highest this week, according to Nebraska
State Game and Parks officials. Here, some of an estimated 50,000 snow geese land at the DeSoto
National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa Sunday.
UNL recreation center possible
Plans 'moved off
back burner says
By Michael Hooper
The idea of building a new UNL student
recreation center is "being moved off the
back burner right now," UNL officials say.
Although a plan for the center's con
struction is not on the university's bian
nual capital construction list, it is on the
six-year capital construction projection
list which awaits approval by the NU
Board of Regents, said John Benson, acting
director of Institutional Research and
The estimated $12.1 million project "is
by no means a dead issue," said Pete Cas
tellano, an ASUN arts and sciences senator.
Benson said, however, that no new pro
jects can be started until July 1987, when
the moratorium on capital construction
projects at UNL is lifted. Members of the
NU Board of Regents, who announced the
moratorium last year because of budget
cuts, may decide to extend the morato
rium on construction projects, Benson
said. Construction of the Lied Center of
Performing Arts is not affected by the
moratorium because it is primarily funded
by grants and donations, not state funds,
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student
Affairs James Griesen said there is a need
for a new recreation center and that
administrators are looking into ways to
finance the project. A task force is dis
cussing various possibilities for funding,
Last spring, ASUN passed a bill that
recognized the need for a new recreation
center and suggested a way to begin fund
ing its construction. UNL would collect
from the UNL Athletic Department 50
cents on adult admission tickets sold for
every home athletic event. The money
raised would be deposited in a student
recreational operating fund that would be
used to begin construction of the center,
said Castellano, who sponsored the bill.
The tickets would show that 50 cents of
the price of admission is a contribution to
the new student recreation center.
The surcharge would raise $250,000 to
$500,000 a year, Catellano said. The rest of
the money could be raised through stu
dent fees, state finances and donations,
Stan Campbell, director of campus
recreation, said UNL needs a recreation
center. UNL ranks last among Big Eight
schools in terms of the number of hours
available for students to use recreation
areas, he said.
"If a students wants to work out or get
in shape," Campbell said, "he doesn't
have the space to do it in."
One recreational area, the Coliseum, is
used for classes all day and by the
Nebraska Volleyball team until 6:30 p.m.
The team also uses it some nights for home
games. The intramural program will begin
soon, Campbell said, and it ties up space
in the Colseum Sundays through Thurs
days. The program includes volleyball,
basketball and indoor soccer during the
winter months, he said.
"Those programs are so large that they
just don't leave space for anyone to work
out on their own," Campbell said.
When the football season is over, he
said, students use the dirt track under the
east stadium. He said students heavily use
the racquetball courts, which aren't offi
UNL's recreational facilities took a
recent loss when the Coliseum pool was
closed because the university could not
afford to update the pool's old equipment.
On the 1981 ASUN ballot students were
asked if they would support construction
of a new recreation center. Seventy-six
percent said they favored construction,
and 62 percent said they were willing to
increase student fees to finance or par
tially finance the project, fhen Vice Chan
cellor for Student Affals Richard Arm
strong appointed a task force to come up
with a program statement regarding con
struction of a new recreation center. The
statement favoring construction of a new
recreation center was completed in 1982
and presented to UNL's Central Planning
Committee. That committee approved of
In 1984 the Central and Academic
Planning Committees selected, in a joint
resolution, the new recreation center as
the number-one priority for capital con
struction. The program originally said the 137,000
square-foot center would include five bas
ketball courts, a suspended jogging track,
a 5,000 square-foot weight room, locker
rooms for men and women, a combative
arts area and a multi-purpose room for
table tennis and pool, six lanes by 25
yards, which is the same size as the one in
the Coliseum and Cgmpus Recreation
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