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December 11, 1987
ASUKT Senate Enears plains fm mew rec
By Eric Paulak
A $16 million proposal for a new
recreational center was presented to
the ASUN Senate, Wednesday, that
would not cost students anything for
James Grieson, the vice-chancellor
for student affairs, made the proposal
in which $10 million would be raised
from surcharges on sales of athletic
tickets to non-students, $3 million
from private donations and $3 million
from a surplus of student fees.
The upkeep for the building would
come from student fees. Griesen said
that would raise student fees by $30 to
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Love of kids, extra
By Shirley Roenfeidt
Santa Claus. He may be the most
popular man this time of year.
Children of all aes line up to tell
him their Christmas wishes and to
pet a picture taken cn his lap. A
Sar.ia Claus can be fourd every day
in Ur.cc la tt the Centrum, Gateray
sr: i Eact Park shcp?:n3 malls.
tlcct :r.trL3 ttzit vxrk the day
after Th-r.I::.ir3 end work each
d:y until Christr.os Eve, said Mt
ritt Anderson, Santa Claus at the
Children who sit on his lap are
between 3 and S years of age, Ander
Carl R. Kines, a Santa Claus at
East Park Plaza, said some of the
younger ones are a little scared. : , v
"The ones who are scared seldom
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Robert Furgason, the vice-chancellor
for academic affairs, said the same
proposal would be presented to the
Board of Regents Saturday, but it was
not on the agenda to be voted upon.
Regent Kermit Hansen said he
thought the proposal would come on
emergency status at the meeting so
that they could solve the issue before
the end of the year.
Hanses said he though the committee
tthat was sponsoring the proposal was
trying to push it through before the end
of the year when the new tax laws take
effect. Donators would not be able to
claim as much of the donations on their
income tax return if they waited until
after the new year.
The group that was looking to
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money reasons for
get their pictures taken' said
George Dittoe, Santa Claus at
Other children are different.
"Some kids hang aroid me as
much as pcGsiUe," Anderson said.
"I had one little girl ccir.e up and
just hi'4 me. I asked if she was a
b?r y fi-rf she said, 'yes.' " Alt
All three men said they v.'crk as
Sar.tas becaass they l;I;s kLij ar.i
can earn extra money fcr the
Pay for Santa Claas ranges front
Anderson's $3.50 per hoar to Dit
toed $4.50 per hour.
"Someone asked me if I'd like to
be a Santa Claus. I thought about it
overnight and decided to do it," Dit
Anderson, Hines and Dittoe all
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
proposals for a new recreational facility
was chaired by Chancellor Martin A.
Griesen said the proposed recreation
center would be where the Coliseum,
the tennis courts north of the Coliseum
and the Men's P.E. Building are now.
The new building would add 149,000
square feet to the Coliseum and would
house basketball, volleyball and racquet
ball courts, a new weight room, a
swimming pool, an indoor football
practice facility and an indoor track.
Regent Don Fricke said current
recreational facilities are not very good
and he was in favor of new ones.
UNL is rated eighth in the Big Eight
in recreational facilities.
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y-.r wlr.V.s ct tinsel's Cczl
becoming St. Nick
said they are retired from their pre
vious professions and erjcy their
'I had one little boy a:k for a
blow torch," Anderr.cn said, "i asked
him if his dad knew. He said, 'Yes,
but he won't give me one.' "
Another little bey asked for a
best f; i end, Anderson said. The boy
had just moved to Lir.e-;!;i frcm
"Scnie children ask fcr a real live
baby hrcthcr cr sister," Dittc? said.
"I j;:ct kir.i cf la-ah ar.d say Santa
can't d.) t that."
One of the best things about
being Santa Claus is "when I'm in
wy Santa suit, I c&j talk to people
and they don't mind," Anderson
said. "I catch myself in civilian
clothes wanting to do the same
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The Faculty Senate tabled the
proposal Tuesday at their meeting
because some of them said the money
raised for the new center should be
spent on academics.
Chris Scudder, ASUN president, said
the money would not even be raised if it
wwere not to be for the indoor practice
facilities. She said the majority of the
money would be raised from the sale of
"We know the power of the 'Big Red'
at this campus and in the state,"
Scudder said. "We can raise the money
with a team effort."
Fricke said there was a better chance
of getting the facility by working with
the athletic department that if they
'NrarsiM cuts r
By Michael Hooper
, After refusingtq provide J 1 00,000 for
the four-year nursing program at Scotts
bluff Monday, Nebraska senators chang
ed their minds Wednesday and approved
the nursing program that was targeted
for cuts in Gov. Bob Kerrey's budget-cut
During the second-round of debate
over LB1 which consists of $6.5 mil
lion in budget cuts lawmakers voted
25-13to restore $100,000 for the NU
Without futher debate over the $1.6
million cut to the university, senators
debated over a series of amendments to
LB1 and then gave second-round appro
val to the budget cut bill.
Chadron Sen. Sandra Scofield, who
sponsored the amendment to provide
$100,000 for the nursing program, said,
"If you vote for this one, you're not
being a wild-eyed spender."
"Create opportunities and invest in
the West," Scofield said. She said cur
rently 40 freshmen are enrolled in the
nursing program, and the Legislature
Budget cutting bill passes
By Jen Deselms
A bill that would cut the state
budget by $6.5 million survived an
attempt to end the session and was
passed on to final reading by a 33-8 vote
After Sen. John DeCamp of Neligh
withdrew a motion to send LB1 back to
the Appropriations Committee, Sen.
Daniel Lynch of Omaha moved to end
the session. Lynch's motion failed 17
24. This was the third attempt to end
the special session. The first attempt
on Friday received five votes and Mon
day's got 19.
Before moving the bill to final read
ing, senators passed amendments to
restore $100,000 for the Scottsbluff
nursing program and $300,000 to men
tal retardation aid.
Senators also approved an amend
ment to cut $150,000 that would allow
implementation of the telephone dereg
The amendments offset one another,
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waited for the Legislature to appropriate
Hansen said he did not think the
proposal would pass if Scudder and
ASUN did not support it. The Senate
did not pass a resolution Wednesday,
but it has passed three such resolutions
in the past, Scudder said.
No one spoke against the proposal in
the ASUN meeting, but Tim Howard of
the Graduate College said he was
disappointed that UNL had to rely upon
the football team to support its pro
grams. Regent Nancy Hoch said she
favored the idea of a recreation center,
but she would not comment on his
proposal. The rest of the regents could
not be reached.
cannot forget them.
"It's not a new program," she said. A
three-year program has been offered in
Scottsbluff for many years. The build
ings and the facilities already are
there, she said. The $100,000 provides
start-up money for the four-year nurs
ing program, she said.
Upholding Monday's decision to eli
minate funding for the nursing pro
gram would have been "an irrational
choice" that would have speeded up
.the "downward spiral" in Nebraska,
Scottsbluff Sen. Bill Nichol said the
money for the four-year program was
necessary because the current pro
gram's three-year baccalaureate degree
is not acceptable anymore. Nurses
need a four-year degree, he said.
Hastings Sen. Jaclyn Smith encour
aged senators to vote down Scofield's
amendment to restore the $100,000
because the state cannot afford to fund
new programs while it has a budget
Scofield said the program is a com
mitment to the West and to the health
of its people.
allowing senators to advance a bill
which contained the same dollar amount
in cuts as in Gov. Bob Kerrey's original
A petition to hold a third special
session to consider tax increases failed.
The petition, started by Sen. Vard
Johnson of Omaha needed 33 signa
tures. On the floor of the Legislature, Wed
nesday, Sen. Johnson said, if he didn't
have 33 signatures by the end of the day
he would rip it up. Sen. Johnson got 25
Another attempt to consider tax
increases was ended Wednesday by the
State Supreme Court. DeCamp told fel
low senators that his requests to have
the Supreme Court address whether
tax increases could be included in the
call was denied.
"I believe this Legislature and this
state are in violation of the constitu
tion by not being allowed to deal with
the sales and income tax," DeCamp
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