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"They pick on old folks who have no place to go but a
nursing home," said Stephenn, a former pipe fitter now
retired and living alone.
Other neighbors feel they will eventually have to leave,
said Jennifer Leeth, an administrative assistant for the
Hispanic Community Center, The Hispanic Center, 2027 S
St., cooperates with the Malone Community Center and
the Indian Center at 1 100 Military Road, to provide
services to 3,000 to 4,000 people who make up Lincoln's
"The university docs have a need for parking," Leeth
said, "but I don't agree with the way the university has
acquired the land. The people feel as if they are being
But not all Malone residents are against university
expansion. Richard Median, owner of Median's Used
Clothing and Furniture at 20th and R streets, said the
university and students are good for the area.
"The university has helped the neighborhood out.
They're good for business and people," Meehan said.
"The university has helped
the neighborhood out.
They're good for business
ast summer, representatives from UNL, the
city and the Malone community met to discuss
the various plans and to hear the concerns
of Malone residents. But, Kopines said, Malone
residents left with little reassurance still
uncertain of the future of their homes.
"1 went in looking for a battle and it was just a
wimper," Kopines said. The city's Radial Task Force a
committee set up by Luedtke to give recommendations on
the best way to use the land the city owns in the Malone
area just sat there not saying a word, Kopines said.
Since then Luedtke said he has been trying to set up an
exploratory committee comprised of representatives
from the three groups. An agreement between the city,
UM and the Malone community is long overdue, Luedtke
Luedtke said the UNL plans impose on the Malone
community. "That's why we're setting up the committee,"
UNL Chancellor Martin Massengale said UNL's expansion
plan is a long-term plan that UNL officials "don't expect
Goebel said UNL will include Malone officials in future
negotiations concerning the Malone community.
Goebel said there is no land trade agreement between
the city and UNL but, "we've got aspirations and I'm sure
the city does too."
Meanwhile, Malone residents wait for the City's
exploratory committee to be set up and negotiations to
The future of their homes and their community is at
Topher Hanson, president of the Malone Neighborhood
Association, would like UNL to be a good neighbor.
But he is not optimistic.
"Massengale can't come in here on his big white horse
and pretend the people of the Malone community don't
exist. The university must be an intregal part of the
neighborhood riot an entity above and beyond the
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