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April 17, 1987
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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State budget gets
By Michael Hooper
Calling it "a near-final draft," the
Legislature Appropriation's Committee
tentatively approved Thursday a 1987
88 state budget proposal that includes
about a 3 percent pay raise for state
employees and a 2 percent increase in
funding for higher education.
Waverly Sen. Jerome Warner, the
committee chairman, said the proposal
calls for about a $3 million increase in
funds for post-secondary education.
that we have hurt
After the two-hour meeting, Warner
said that although an $880 million
budget is large and is a slight increase
over last year's, the budget is not fat.
The committee was not able to pro
vide specific budget recommendations
for individual agencies and institu
tions such as the university until
next Tuesday when the committee will
meet again for final approval of the
budget proposal, Warner said.
The creation of a state budget is a
long process. The committee has added
money to the proposal and taken money
out in order to make spending levels
equal to expected revenues.
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Student apathy affects
city government elections
By Jen Deselms
Despite the fact that only 29 of the
1,360 registered voters in the precinct
that includes all of UNL's residence
halls and many Greek houses voted in
the April 7 mayoral primary, local
government decisions do affect stu
dents, candidates said.
Candidates Mayor Roland Luedtke
and State Sen. Bill Harris said down
town redevelopment, taxes, proposals
to divert traffic around the UNL City
Campus and other services provided by
the city affect students.
Luedtke said getting younger voters
interested in elections has been a
problem for some time. But when he
announced his bid for re-election in the
Nebraka Union, the crowd that came
was his biggest announcement group.
While Harris may not have been as
Expected state revenue for fiscal
year 1987-88 is about $924 million, with
a reserve of about 5 percent. About
$880 million is available for general
state appropriations, and after consid
eration of several bills already approved,
there is about $10 million left for other
bills and amendments.
NU's budget recommendation for
1987-88 is $177.6 million. The Appropri
ations Committee recommended
$435,000 to go toward urban research
at UNO, rural economic development
(UNL and the Institute of Agriculture
and Natural Resources), and the Cen
ter of Economic Innovations at UNL.
However the money for those items was
put in a separate budget proposal that
includes about $4.5 million for 1987-88
Sen. Roger Wehrbein supported the
appropriations for the university.
"I'm convinced that we have hurt
higher education over the past few
years," Wehrbein said. ". . .We've got
to put some sustaining dollars in higher
education, or we won't have anything
left to fund."
Warner said the separate $4.5 mil
lion proposal was made because there
will be competition for that money.
Throughout the budget process,
Warner said, the committee tried to
finance existing programs rather than
After the committee approves the
budget's final draft next week, the
proposal will be sent to the full Legis
lature where it will be debated along
side Gov. Kay Git's budget proposal.
visible to students during the current
legislative session, he said that Lincoln
has an obvious relationship with the
university that should be fostered.
Both candidates support downtown
redevelopment. Harris said the rede
velopment should turn downtown into
a place where Lincolnites can work and
Luedtke said that while students
may see the project displacing some of
their favorite businesses, relocating
them could be beneficial to both the
students and the businesses. Nebraska
Bookstore is an example of this reloca
tion success, Luedtke said.
Both candidates have pledged to
bring more jobs to Lincoln. Harris said
a 3 percent decrease in retail sales and
no significant job growth in the last
fiscal year shows the need for a change
in the style of leadership.
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Tammy KaupDaily Nebraskan
Jeff Eitzmann, a sophomore animal science major, carries feed to the hogs before he goes to
class. Eitzmann lives in the Judging Pavilion on East Campus.
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Living in the barn combines best of both worlds sometimes
By Tammy Kaup
Associate News Editor
Sometimes Jeff Eitzmann and
Mark Bruns tell people they meet at
parties that they live in a barn. No
one believes them.
But it's true. The two animal
science majors live in the Judging
Pavilion at East Campus. Their room
is across from a classroom and
upstairs from the animals they take
Both have jobs feeding and
watching over the sheep, cattle,
WoraMppimg tin ihew way
By Eric Paulak
The religious revival at UNL seems to
have hit the Christian community the
most, but non-Christian religions also
are getting renewed vigor and life with
increased student participation, lead
The four major non-christian student
organizations on campus are: Islam,
Muslim Student Association; Judaism,
Hillel Foundation; Buddhism, Nichiren
Shoshu Soka Gakki of America (NSA);
and the Baha'i Faith.
Most Moslem students at UNL are
from the Middle East, Northern Africa
and Southeast Asia.
They represent countries like Pakis
tan, Malaysia, Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia,
Iran, Southeast Asia and the United
The Islamic Foundation of Lincoln
has set up temporary mosques in Lin
coln in the past, but none now operate.
But about 50 people, mostly students,
meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the
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hogs and horses used for animal
science classes and judging team
practices. Bruns pitches hay from
bales and feeds grain to about 50
sheep, 50 head of cattle and two
horses. Eitzmann feeds and waters
Nebraska Union each Friday, the holy
day of the Moslem faith, to hear a half
hour talk and share an Arabic prayer
called the Jumma. The talks, called
Khutba, are given by volunteers on sub
jects ranging from the Iran-Iraq war to
inner strength, said Amer Sheikh and
Neveed Siraj, two computer science
sophomores who are members of the
Muslim Student Association. Sheikh,
who is from Pakistan, relies on English
translations of the Arabic talks.
Next month, the Moslem students
will begin fasting for one of two holy
seasons, called Ramadan. For 30 days
they will eat and drink nothing from
sunup to sundown, Sheikh said. Some
times that can be tough with classes
and homework to do, Sheih and Siraj
said. But keeping the faith and cele
brating with countrymen can some
times make home and families seem a
little closer, they said.
Rabbi Ian Jacknis said about 100
Jewish students attend UNL, many of
whom belong to the Hillel Foundation,
located on the third floor of the Nebras
Judaism, like many Christian reli
gions, is growing nationwide and be
coming more conservative, Jacknis said.
Judaism is divided into three groups:
Reformed, Orthodox and Conservative.
"There is a desire to return to the
roots (of Judaism)" when religions
were more strict and conservative, and
laid out more clearly, he said. The
Orthodox community gives this desired
"set life," Jacknis said.
Morning chores start at about 6
a.m. Sometimes they don't have
time to change into clean jeans and
boots before classes. Eitzmann says
he's gone to class with a little hog
manure on his jeans or hoots. Some
people give him funny looks, he
"They can smell it." But the
funny looks don't bother Bruins and
Eitzmann, they say. It's just part of
the job. Usually people will eventu
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NSA has its roots in 13th century
Japan. Its Lincoln membership is about
100, 90 percent of whom were born in
the United States, said Ko Hing Tan, an
NSA meets twice a week at members'
houses, where meetings begin with a
prayer, usually the chant: "Nam-myoho-renge-kyo,"
which roughly translated
means "devotion to my strict law of
cause to the Buddhist teaching," Tan
The Baha'i Faith combines some
teachings of Abraham, Moses, Buddha,
Krishna, Jesus, Mohammad and Ba
ha'u'llah, said Janet Deloughery, a
member of the Baha'i Faith.
Baha'i has about 50 members in Lin
coln. The student group has few mem
bers but, Deloughery said, is steadily
Baha'i hasn't grown much, Deloughery
said, because members are taught not
to push their religion on others.
Baha'is believe Jesus is the savior,
but they do not consider him more
important than other religious leaders
because they all shared the same
spirit, Deloughery said.
Like the Buddhists, members of
Baha'i are devoted to world peace.
Deloughery said mankind is in his ado
lesence, and therefore he is destructive
and wages war. When man readies full
maturity, Deloughery said, there will
be world peace.
Lise Olsen contributed to this
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