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Arts & Entertainment, Page 5
NU basketball teams
tip off their seasons
Sports, Page 6
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November 25, 1986
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Ward WilliamsDaily Nebraskan
'Here they come . .
Tina R. Holley, a sophomore political science major and
Stanley Smith, a junor criminal justice major were named
Miss and Mr. Black UNL Sunday night. The pageant included
a talent competition, questions and answers and other enter
Junior, sophomore win
Mr., Miss Black UNL
By Anne Mohri
Stanley Smith and Tina R. Holley
were crowned the 1986-87 Mr. and Miss
Black L'NL at the seventh annual Mr.
and Miss Black L'NL Pageant held Sun
day in the Nebraska Union ballroom.
"I plan to uphold the title and
represent UNL the best way I can," said
Holley, a sophomore political science
major from Omaha.
Smith, ajunior criminal justice major
from Omaha, said that he would use his
title as an example back home and
here at school.
"I wasn't competing to win or lose, I
was just sharing," Smith said.
The two female and three male con
testants were judged on a 20-minute
interview based on their positive atti
tudes and intelligence. Talent, im
promptu questions and poise also were
used to determine the winners. Talent
ranged from singing to gymnastic danc
ing to dramatic performances.
See PAGEANT on 3
Administrator says libraries lagging behind
By Michael Hooper
All libraries within the University of
Nebraska system must automate their
card cataloge system with computers
to be a part of the automated computer
network between their peer institutions,
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Robert Furgason told the NU Board of
"If we do not get into the automated
community," Furgason said, "the uni
versity's libraries will continue to lag
behind those at its peer institutions."
Automating the card catalogue "still
remains as one of our challenges"
spelled out in the University of Nebras
ka's five-year plan, Furgason said.
Currently, he said, the libraries must
convert their bibliographical informa
tion from computer form to manual
form, he said.
Converting the information is costly
and wasteful, Furgason said. When one
converts bibliographical information
from computer disks to manual form,
information is lost, he said, because
not all the material can fit on the cards.
University libraries have been trad
ing information through a nationwide,
computer network, he said. When a
library gets information on a subject, it
lists everything that can be found on it
and where it's at, he said.
If UNL's Love Library does not have
something, a readout on the computer
would show where it can be found.
Then one could call the school where
it's at and ask to borrow it, he said.
"But without automation, UNL can
not be a part of that network," he said.
One-third of material is now in elec
tronic storage, he said, because that's
how it was purchased. He said the bulk
of the remaining two-thirds of material
needs to be converted from manual
cards to computer disks.
Automation would be cost-effective
because it would not be necessary to
convert information to manual cards
once it is all converted, since that's
how it's purchased, Furgason said.
He said the funds to finance conver
sion cannot come from library acqui
sitons or personnel dollars. Additional
dollars must be appropriated for auto
mating the libraries, he said.
Currently, in terms of acquisition
dollars, UNL libraries rank the lowest
in the Big Eight, he said.
In the 1986-87 budget request about
$500,000 is available to fund the typing
of material into computers. Conversion
will take three to five years, he said
"We're almost forced to automate or
we'll be considered an obsolete insti
tution," Furgason said.
Agricultural technology experts
discuss alternative directions
By Andy Jacobitz
Gov. Bob Kerrey said Monday that
the future of agriculture in Nebraska
depends on the willingness of agricul
tural planners to consider new options.
Kerrey spoke at "Pathways To Re
newal" a workshop on future technol
ogy in Nebraska at the Nebraska Cen
ter for Continuing Education.
"We must be innovative in approach
ing problems," Kerrey said. "We must
be willing to take bold steps in new
Agriculture specialists at the work
shop covered topics of technological
alternatives in agriculture, the impact
of change on agricultural communities,
agricultural management systems and
the long-term sustainability of agricul
ture, according to Chuck Francis, UNL
extension agronomist and organizer of
Garth Youngberg, Director of the
Institute for Alternative for Agriculture
in Greenbelt, Md., said current gov
ernment policies will tend to propel
agriculture toward more production,
more use of chemicals, and yield
"Farmers appear to be more recep
tive to programs that would reduce
government expenditures, increase farm
income and lower chemical use,"
Robert Rodale, Chairman of Rodale
Press in Emmaus, Pa., said the United
States is failing to regenerate the
resources of agriculture. He said a
renewal of Nebraska agriculture is best
achieved through a renewal of its natu
ral environment and conservation
Emeritus of Pioneer Hi-Bred Inter
national of Johnston, Iowa, said the
1985 Farm Bill offers no immediate
relief to agriculture. "(The bill) fails to
recognize that agriculture has changed
dramatically," he said.
Brown called for a phasing out of the
existing government program and
replacing it with a Conservation Reserve
Program. He suggested lowering costs
for chemicals like fertilizer and con
trolling production by eliminating irri
gation over a two-year period. He said
farmers should be compensated for
this but the cost of such a program
would be considerably less than the
Steve Gage, President of the Midw
est Technology Development Institute
in St. Paul, Minn., said that in the
Midwest, production costs are being
reduced. As other nations set prices by
being the lowest cost producers, the
United States should follow suit, he
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