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WEATHER: Mostly sunny and
cold Wednesday. High 30 to 35.
Northwest wind lOtok'Omph. Most
ly clear and cold Wednesday night.
Low 10 to 15. Mostly sunny and
continued cold Thursday. High
Husker come back
to beat Iowa, 85-74
Sports, Page 7
and 4 A Flea in Her Ear'
Arts and Entertainment, Page 9
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December 3, 1986
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 86 No. 69
By Todd von Kampen
Gov. Bob Kerrey announced Tuesday
that he intends to call the Nebraska
Legislature into special session Friday
at 10 a.m. to consider budget cuts
totaling about $20 million over two
Marcia MacKnight, Kerrey's liaison,
said the governor would issue the
official call for the session within the
next two days. No specific proposals for
cuts have been offered yet, but Mac
Knight said higher education, including
the NU budget, would receive about
one-fourth of the proposed cuts. Another
one-fourth would be aimed at other
state government operations, with the
remaining one-half directed toward
state aid to cities, counties and schools.
Kerrey's proposal most likely will
aim to reduce the 1980-87 budget by
about $().." million through "permanent
base" reductions, MacKnight said.
Waverly Sen. Jerome Warner, chair
man of the Legislature's Appropriations
Committee, and Kerrey were still work
ing Tuesday afternoon on the package
of proposed cuts, MacKnight said.
During a similar budget-cut special
session last fall, NU's state support for
1985-86 was cut in mid-year by 2
percent from the figure approved by
the Legislature in June 1985. NU is
leceiving $167.7 million in state support
in the present budget, up 3.6 percent
from the amount left to it after last
year's budget cuts.
The special session would be the
fourth Kerrey has called in two years.
Senators will be returning to work only
two weeks after completing a seven-day
session to revise the state's Farmstead
Act and create a central filing system
for reporting liens on farm products.
The session adjourned Nov. 20.
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Out on a limb
Water drops were abundant throughout Lincoln Tuesday as warmer temperatures returned
after Monday's snowstorm. Temperatures reached the 40s Tuesday. Today's high is expected
to be 33 degrees.
By Jen Deselms
A 4 12-hour snowball fight Monday
night on City Campus resulted in injur
ies to several people and nearly $2,000
in property damage.
Cpl. Bill Manning of the UNL Police
estimated that 500 to 600 people were
involved in the snowball fight that
began at about 8:15 p.m. and ended at
12:45 a.m.. No arrests were made.
Large-scale snowball fights between
residence-hall students and fraternity
.members are a tradition that occurs
CFA holds meeting tomorrow
By Michael Hooper
The Committe for Fee Allocations
will conduct an open hearing Thursday
at 6:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union.
All students who are interested in
how their student fees are used are
encouraged to attend, said ASUN Arts
and Sciences senator Doug Weems.
A full-time UNL student pays $105 in
fees each semester of the 1986-87
school year. Eighteen dollars goes
toward paying off the debts on con
struction of UNL's high-rise residence
halls, such as Cather Hall. Two dollars
goes toward UNL Campus Recreation's
grounds up-keep. CFA has no control
over that $20, Weems said.
Following is how the rest of a stu
dent's fees are used this year:
$47.92 per student to the Univer
sity Health Center, which has a yearly
budget of $2,036 million.
O $23.82 to the Nebraska Unions,
which have a yearly budget of $1.1
0$7.38 to UNL Campus Recreation,
which has a budget of $340,000 a year.
$2.99 to the University Program
Council, which has a yearly budget of
$2.38 to ASUN, which has a yearly
budget of $98,000.
096 cents to the Daily Nebraskan,
which has a yearly budget of $39,000.
50 cents to the Nebraska State
Student Association, which has a yearly
budget of $20,000.
yearly with the first heavy snowfall.
The University Health Center treated
six to eight people for injuries related
to the snowball fight.
Ralph Ewert, UHC chief of staff, said
the Health Center treated patients for
facial lacerations some that required
stitches abrasions around the eye,
one dislocated shoulder and a human
bite. One st udent had been involved in
a scuffle and was bitten on the ear, he
said. No one was seriously injured,
When adults, or presumed adults,
have snowball fights it is a bit danger
ous, Ewert said.
Six windows were broken at Nei
hardt Residence Center and one at Sel
leck Quadrangle. Damage was esti
mated at $200 to $500. Repairs will be
paid for out of students' room and
board fees, said Bill Welsh, coordinator
for residence-hall administration.
Six windows were broken at the
Delta Upsilon Fraternity House, 1548
Vine St. Damage was estimated at
Greg Grossman, a Delta Upsilon
pledge member, said fraternity members
tried to protect the windows this year
by putting up a chicken-wire fence, but
they were broken when people began
See SNOWBALL on 6
New Orleans will be ffim, tout bring cash.
By Lee Rood
Editor's note: The following is
the second of a four-part series
providing information on trans
portation, lodging, night life and
the history of New Orleans for
those traveling to the Jan. 1
Those who plan to travel to New
Orleans for the Sugar Bowl should plan
to spend some money. It won't be
Apart from the money tourists can
easily spend partying, shopping and
touring in New Orleans, the biggest
expense of the trip appears to be, by
Local travel agents said that driving
can be the cheapest way to travel the
995 miles to New Orleans, especially if
as many people cram into one car. as
possible. Given a car with good gas
mileage, the roundtrip cost will be
about $200 for gas. The average price of
a gallon of gasoline in New Orleans
area is 69.9 cents for regular and 72
cents for unleaded.
Because of the Christmas rush, plane
tickets are not only expensive, but
scarce as well. Depending on how far in
advance the tickets are purchased and
the day of the week they will be used,
the package will average about $230 to
$320 with a discount fare, said reserva
tion clerks at several airlines. For
example, flying from a Tuesday to the
next Tuesday or staying over a weekend
means a lower fare than originating a
flight on a weekend. The discounts and
their flight conditions depend on the
airline. Continental, TWA and the Uni
ted airlines all fly out of the Lincoln
airport and offer fairly direct routes to
the city. Very few flights scheduled
around Jan. 1, however, still have dis
count seats available. Without a super
saver fare, the total cost could run up
to about $600.
Buses are more reasonably priced,
but require more traveling time. A
round-trip ticket costs about $159 on
Greyhound and $1 19 on Trailways if the
t icket is bought 10 days ahead of time,
reservation clerks from both buslines
said. Once again, it's best to buy the
tickets as soon as possible.
People who are not 25 years of age or
older may have problems getting a ren
tal car unless they have a couple of
major credit cards. Daily rates for most
of the major rental companies run
about $50 a day, but discounts are
available, representatives from several
companies said. If the car is rented for
less than five days, the rate can be cut
in half, and there's usually some kind
of mileage break.
Once travelers arrive, New Orleans
offers several inexpensive ways to get
around. Public buses cost 60 cents and
go just about anywhere in the city.
Transfers to change buses cost a nickel.
New Orleans has one remaining street
car line that travels a scenic route from
St. Charles Avenue on the outskirts of
the city to Canal Street right outside
the French Quarter. The streetcar line
is 150 years old.
See TRANSPORTATION on 6
Kurt EberhardtDaily Nebraskan
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