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WEATHER: Monday, partly
sunny and milder. High in the
lower 50s. Wind south 5 to 1 5 mph.
Monday night, partly cloudy and
not as cool. Low around 30. Tues
day, partly sunny and mild. High
in the mid-50s. Thanksgiving out
look: Dry and mild. High in the
OU pulls same trick,
beats Nebraska 20-17
Sports, Page 8
Concerts coming for the
Arts and Entertainment, Page 10
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November 24, 1986
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 86 No. 65
Board OKs purchase
By Michael Hooper
The NU Board of Regents approved
Friday the purchase of six blocks of the
former Rock Island Railroad property
to be used for UNL parking.
Regents voted 7-1 to approve the
purchase of the land, owned by Califor
nia developer David Murdock, for
The additional land will help make
up for several parking areas being lost
by the construction of the Lied Center
for Performing Arts, 1 1th and Q streets,
said Jack Goebel, UNL vice chancellor
for business and finance.
The property is located on the east
side of Cather-Pound halls, from R
Street north to Antelope Creek.
Regent Robert Simmons of Scottsb
luff voted against the purchase because
of the university's budget problems
and because UNL already has enough
parking, he said.
Goebel said, however, that the. land
is in a good location for parking. The
purchase will give the university some
flexibility in meeting UNL's current
parking needs, he said.
The land is being purchased with
bonds, backed by parking revenue.
Regents also approved a resolution
citing the need to replace City and East
campus boilers that are more than 60
years old. The resolution calls for the
university to replace two steam-heating
boilers on East Campus and a third on
City Campus at a cost of $2.1 million.
The boilers need to be replaced as soon
as possible, the resolution said. The
regents will take final action on this in
In other action, regents:
Approved an amended program
statement for the $4.6 million head
quarters and public-events building at
the Mead Agricultural Research an
Development Center. The building will
include rooms for laboratories, compu
ters and living accomodations for a few
The project will be financed by a
combination of public and private funds.
Approved a needs statement for
five construction projects at rural agri
cultural centers, totaling $2.9, million
in capital construction requests. The
state would provide about $2.7 million.
NU Board of Regents
to allow alcohol at ball
By Michael Hooper
The NU Board of Regents passed Fri
day a resolution allowing alcohol to be
served in the Bob Devaney Sports Cen
ter for Kay Orr's inauguration ball on
Jan. 9. Regent Robert Koefoot voted
against the resolution because he
thought that UNL students would see
the decision as "a shoe in the door" to
change UNL's alcohol policy.
"It will tell the students that we
might relax our regulations on alco
hol," Koefoot said after the meeting.
He said he will never approve of alcohol
being served on campus.
"This is a one-time occurence," he
UNL Student Regent Chris Scudder
said students will interpret the deci
sion broadly and use it as leverage to
get the alcohol policy changed.
Many students want alcohol on
campus, she said. She said students
will ask, "What factor decides whether
an event is important enough to merit
the serving of alcohol?"
The alcohol policy is a "hot issue"
right now, Scudder said. Students are
not wrong when they think the policy is
not black and white because it has
been continually interpreted.
She said she could understand why
administration thinks the sports cen
ter would be a good place for Orr's
Hut changing the policy for what ever
event is "what raises students' eye
brows," Scudder said.
"It's a hot enough issue right now
that students will say this is wrong,"
ASl'N Arts and Sciences Sen. Richard
Burke, who started the ad hoc commit
tee currently studying the alcohol pol
icy, said the regents' decision demon
strates "the inconsistencies we've been
trying to point out all along."
If students get together on campus
for an event even for a legitimate
reason no alcohol can be served,
Burke said. But UNL administration
can serve alcohol whenever they want,
"In order for the policy to be con
sistent, they should not allow alcohol
in the Bob Devaney Sports Center, or
allow it in the residence halls and
Greek houses," Burke said.
Burke said he does not speak for the
committee studying the alcohol policy.
Scudder said alcohol has been served
in various buildings on campus, includ
ing the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery,
the Wick Alumni Center and the
The current policy on the use of
alcohol was adopted in 1980. It permits
the service of alcoholic beverages at
private events at specified locations on
university campuses. The policy has
been amended since its original adop
tion, according to the written resolu
tion passed at the regents meeting
The Inaugural Ball Committee will
rent the sports center on Jan. 9, 1987.
The ball will be by invitation only.
The contract between the Inaugural
Ball Committee and UNL has not been
finalized, said Orval Borgialli, the
administrative coordinator for the
sports center. He said the cost of rent
ing the center is $2."0,000, plusexpenses
for additional equipment, or 10 percent,
of gross profit.
"They will pay rent like anyone
else," he said.
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The agony of defeat
Sooners as he sits
player Broderick Thomas (left), grieves the 20-17 loss to the Oklahoma
its on the bench after the qame, and Is consoled by an unidenfied friend.
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Reported stabbing attempt in union never happened, he says
By Jen Deselms
Two UNL students, Tim Mulford and
Vicki Jedlicka, have been cited for fil
ing false reports to the UNL police in
connection with an alleged attempted
stabbing in the Nebraska Union on Nov.
In a Nov. 1 1 interview with the Daily
Nebraskan, Mulford said he was at the
GayLesbian Student Association office
on the third floor of the union and was
on his way back from a restroom when a
man he described as dark skinned with
brown eyes and brown, shoulder-length
hair allegedly attacked him.
Mulford said the man tried to stab
him. Mulford said he put his hand over
his stomach and was cut on his hand.
He said he yelled, "Leave me alone," at
the man, ran back to the office and told
his "partner," Rodney A. Bell II and
Jedlicka that he was attacked.
Mulford then reported the alleged
attack to UNL police.
When Mulford was interviewed, small
scrape marks were visible on his right
In an interview last week Mulford
admitted that the stabbing attempt
did not occur.
Mulford said he scraped his hand
across a bulletin board outside the
center and then told Bell and Jedlicka
he had been attacked.
Mulford said he staged the attack
because of a threatening incident the
Mulford said he opened his front
door at about 2 p.m. on Nov. (i and a
young man asked for Bell. Mulford said
the man was about 5-10 and had short
Mulford said he told the man that
Bell was in class. The man then pulled
out a "Rambo knife," Mulford said.
Mulford said the man told him to tell
Bell that "he had something for him."
Mulford said he tried to shut the door,
but the man punched him and left.
Mulford said that incident prompted
him to make up the other attack to gain
attention for the Nov. 6 incident which
he reported to the Lincoln Police
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