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November 19, 1986
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 86 No. 62
LB999 repeal .
nixed by Unicam
By Jen Deselms and
and Todd von Kampen
A controversial farm-foreclosure law approved earlier this year
survived a repeal attempt Tuesday as the Legislature sought ways
to make the law attractive to farmers and lenders.
Senators advanced LB3 to the final stage to consideration on a
35-6 vote after accepting an amendment allowing farmers to
refuse protection of their homestead when seeking loans.
Neligh Sen. John DeCamp offered the compromise after the
Legislature rejected his motion to repeal the farm foreclosure law,
passed last spring as LB999. The repeal attempt failed on a 25-19
Earlier in the day, the Legislature gave second-round approval
to LB1, which sets up a central filing system for use in notifying
buyers of farm products of liens against the products. Senators
approved relatively minor amendments to the bill before advanc
ing it on a voice vote.
The main opposition to LB999 as originally written didn't help
farmers, but rather shut off credit to them. In arguing for a repeal of
the law, DeCamp said the true family farmer is the one who is
being cut off from credit.
Opening credit to farmers would best be accomplished by
repealing LB999, DeCamp said.
DeCamp's bid for repeal was opposed by several senators who
said a repeal would be a mistake this late in the session and LB3
would not shut off credit to farmers. After senators voted down the
repeal effort, DeCamp offered the compromise, saying it was
better than repealing the law.
DeCamp said his amendment gives the family farmer who lives
on his farm the same right to waive his homestead as investors,
speculators and farmers with large operations. Under LB999,
farmers who lived on their farms could not put their homestead up
as collateral for loans.
See LEGISLATURE on 3
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Nathan Morris, 4, peers into part of the Great Circle sculpture on the west side of Sheldon Art Gallery
Action urged in drug fight
By Jody Beem
Individuals need to get involved in preventing
drug and alcohol abuse instead of passing blame
or assuming the government will take care of it,
said the director of the Minnesota Office of
Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Tuesday.
James Schaefer, a doctor of cultural anthro
pology, spoke during the mayor's Summit Con
ference on Drug Abuse. Lincoln Mayor Roland
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Paul VonderlageOaily Nebraskan
Luedtke developed their conference to comple
ment the national Mayors' D-Day in the War on
Schaefer illustrated his view of drug preven
tion with "a Lutheran's view of Heaven and
Hell." Hell, he said, was a sumptuous banquet
where everyone was starving because they had
three-foot forks and spoons tied to their arms.
Heaven, he said, was the same sumptuous ban
quet with the same long forks and spoons, only
everyone was fit and healthy because they fed
This is the same principle that local commun
ities should use to combat drug abuse, he said.
"We need to rediscover our neighborhoods,"
Schaefer said. "I have a problem with someone
in Washington, D.C., saying they'll help me solve
my problems. Instead, I feel really good about a
local gourmet club getting together and in the
process discussing problems in the neighbor
hood and how they can solve them."
Schaefer listed six areas that communities
can use to develop an effective prevention pro
gram. Communities need to develop capable young
people, he said, by using families and schools to
build their self-worth, social skills and positive
Businesses need to develop a caring image.
A business needs to be concerned about alcohol
and drug use and be aware of its use in the
business and at business activities.
Communities need to see ah increase in the
spiritual conviction of individuals. This convic
tion doesn't have to be religious, he said. It
simply needs to be a desire to live life to the
See ABUSE on 3
UNL establishes center
for land management
By Andy Jacobitz
A new center to solve land-management
and natural-resource problems has been
developed at UNL.
The Center for Advanced Land Manage
ment Information technologies (CALMIT),
approved by the NU Board of Regents in
October, will help projects such as locating
oil or minerals, protecting water quality, find
ing well-drilling spots and locating housing
and industry sites.
CALMIT is part of the Conservation and
Survey Division of the Institute of Agriculture
and Natural Resources. One of its purposes is
to become a national center to gather, use
and share information about the earth's
"CALMIT is a collective effort to employ
high technology for solving natural resources
problems," said Dr. Don Rundquist of the
Conservation and Survey Division.
Issues in Nebraska and surrounding states
CALMIT can directly contribute to include:
a need to stimulate a depressed agricul
a need to diversify and expand economic
opportunities through the development of
new, technically oriented and information
oriented business and industry;
a need to examine the protection of
groundwater quality, maintainance of surface
water and groundwater supply, preservation
of prime agricultural land and conservation
The Center, now in Nebraska Hall, has
more than 26 faculty and staff affiliates with
specialties including computer science,
electrical engineering, meteorolgy, geography,
agronomy, industrial engineering, mechani
cal engineering and ecology, Rundquist said.
When fully developed, CALMIT programs and
services will include:
research and development, particularly
agricultural, water and economic develop
ment. Researchers will cooperate with pri
vate researchers, government and other
training to enhance undergraduate and
graduate teaching programs in advanced
land-management information technologies
already offered at UNL.
technical assistance, eventually estab
lishing an "incubator" for private enterprise
at UNL. Developing business and industry
will be provided space, facilities and techni
cal assistance on a low-cost, low-risk basis to
boost chances for success in early stages of
technology applications and transfer,
establishing programs to help public agen
cies and private enterprise make more effec
tive use of advanced land-management
regional linkage by enhancing interac
tion between regional universities, govern
ment agencies, laboratories and private
"CALMIT is a logical approach to solving
'real world' natural-resource problems, and
UNL is uniquely qualified to establish a cen
ter devoted to advanced land management
information technologies," Rundquist said.
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