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Erin Brisben consoles AIM first vice-president
candidate Darin Armstrong after their loss.
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From Staff Reports
Unite candidates stocked their
election party with five kegs expecting
a long night, but the waiting was over
shortly before 11 p.m. as the candi
dates claimed two executive slots.
The AIM party presidential ticket
finished second, followed by NUdeal,
FROG, HUGE and TREK.
Student supported ASUN's decision
to eliminate funding to the Nebraska
State Student Association by an unof
ficial 1,067 to 1,426 vote.
By Amy Edwards
University officials announced
Wednesday that they will revise a
controversial bid proposal request
for the proposed student recreation
centerindoor practice field.
Jack Goebel, vice chancellor of
business and finance for UNL, said
that "all languages relating to gifts
or contributions" will be removed
from the requests. "Only one issue
the lowest possible proposal to
the university's specifications for
the project will be considered,"
"We are requesting a delay on the
part of the Appropriations Commit
tee in this matter until we have
accomplished the (changes)," Goe
John E. Beacon, currently director of
admissions at Oklahoma State Univer
sity, has been named UNL director of
Beacon has been admissions direc
tor at OSU since 1984. He reorganized
the university's outreach and admis
Before joining the OSU staff, Beacon
Paul VonderlageDaily Nebraskan
The ASUN Electoral Commission
suggested that caution be taken when
analyzing the vote total because of
more than 100 reported violations of
electoral rules committed by pro-NSSA
representatives Monday and Tuesday.
Electoral Commissioner RobbBunde
said representatives placed pro-NSSA
posters, reading "Piss off ASUN," were
placed illegally in bathrooms and other
places arond campus. Rules specify
restrictions on where such posters may
Unite supoorters were silent as Bunde,
The project's original bid format
has been a subject of controversy
since critics said the process ap
peared to solicit private gifts as a
requirement for being awarded the
"We've listened attentively to
advice given by members of the
Legislature and the UNL Faculty
Senate," Goebel said. "We take their
counsel seriously and constructively
and have decided to make a change."
The Faculty Senate Monday voted
to suspend its support of the project
for one year.
The original bid process, which
included requests by UNL officials
that contractors submitting bids for
the construction of the center
include cash or in-kind donations as
part of their contract proposals is
was director of admissions for Eastern
Illinois University in Charleston, 111.,
from 1979 to 1984. He was director of
admissions and records at Illinois Val
ley Community College in Oglesby, 111.,
from 1975 to 1979. Beacon also was
assistant director of admissions at
Indiana State University from 1970 to
1974 and an admissions counselor for
Hiram Scott College in Scottsbluff from
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NUdeal party members take their loss in stride
Wednesday evening in a Harper dormitory room.
students rej ect MSSA
announced thatAdny Pollock and Shawn
Boldt had been elected president and
first vice president of ASUN. Second
vice presidential candidate John Berg
meyer will face AIM's Michelle Ardis in
a run-off election next week.
After the announcement the winners
were mobbed by supporters giving hugs,
congratulations and poured a glass of
beer over Boldt's head.
Both candidates said getting Berg
meyer elected was the next priority.
Earlier in the evening, one enthusi
being studied by the attorney gen
Last week, when Sen. Ernie
Chambers of Omaha and local con
tractors first questioned the legal
ity of the request, Goebel said the
suggestion for donations is an
attempt to get the best quality at
the lowest cost.
Goebel said the request was
created after some contractors
indicated an interest in donating to
the building project. University offi
cials then incorporated donations
into the bid process.
Although incorporating bids into
construction process has never been
done at UNL before, Goebel said the
procedure lias been used in other
projects, includng computer equip
ment. 1987 to 1970.
Beacon holds a bachelor's degree in
business administration from Parsons
College in Fairfield, Iowa, and a mas
ter's of science degree from Indiana
He will assume his new duties in
mid-March. Alan Cerveny has been act
ing director of admissions since Nov
Andy Pollock of
with his campaign
astic supporter dragged a cardboard
cut-out of Don Johnson, wearing an "I
voted today" sticker and a United but
ton, into the living room.
While Johnson was ineligible to vote,
Bunde said about the same percentage
of students voted in the election as in
At the AIM camp, the 100 supporters
packed in a three-room suite at the
Villager Motor Inn, 5200 0 st., were
silent as AIM's presidential candidate
Greg Dynek was told over the phone he
and first vice presidential candidate
Orr appoints Karnes
to end Zorinsky's term
By Jen Deselms
Gov. Kay Orr upheld a tradition of
more than 75 years Wednesday in
appointing Omaha businessman David
Karnes to complete the term of the late
U.S. Sen. Edward Zorinsky.
Since 1911 an Omahan has held one
of Nebraska's Senate seats. Karnes, 38,
will take office as soon as possible and
fulfill the remaining 22 months of
Zorinsky died of a heart attack in
Omaha Friday night.
Orr said she knew her appointment
of Karnes, her campaign manager in
the 2nd Congressional district in 1986,
would "come as a shocker" to many
political observers. Early speculation
showed U.S. Reps. Doug Bereuter and
Hal Daub, and Kermit Brashear, who
came in second in the 1986 Republican
gubernatorial primary, as the front
runners for appointment.
Orr said Karnes's diverse background
in business, law and agriculture and
his previous experience in Washington
would serve Nebraskans well.
Karnes, an Omaha native, is a senior
vice president and general counsel of
Scoular Co., a grain and lumber busi
ness. He holds a bachelor's degree and
law degree from UNL
In 1981, Karnes received a White
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Unite, ASUN president-elect
manager, Heidi Bergmeyer.
Darin Armstrong had come in second.
No one tipped a cup of beer. Dynek
asked why everyone was quiet, and
then assured the crowd Ardis, second
vice presidential candidate, was still in
Stepping away from the crowd, Dynek
"I'm just really numb now. I just
can't believe it. We worked harder than
all the other candidates."
About 50 AIM supporters met for
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House fellowship and spent a year as a
special assistant to housing and Urban
Development Secretary Samuel Pierce.
Orr said she sought a replacement
who stands a good chance of retaining
the seat after the 1988 election.
While Karnes has never been elected
to public office, Orr said, she thinks he
will be a strong candidate in '88.
Karnes, a Republican, was initially
reluctant to accept the appointment.
He and his wife, Elizabeth, said they
returned to Nebraska after living in
Washington, D.C., because it's a good
place to raise their four daughters.
However, he announced that he will be
a Senate candidate in 1988. Both Orr
and Karnes said they believe he will be
successful in a bid to gain the seat in
his own right.
Orr said the other candidate for the
appointment were supportive of her
decision, but it was too early to suggest
Despite their optimism, history shows
that appointed senators have more dif
ficulty retaining their seats than do
UNL political-science professor Rob
ert Sittig said appointed senators have
had about a 50-50 chance of gaining the
seat in their own right, while incum
bents had a 70 to 90 percent re-election
rate in recent elections.
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