The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, August 28, 1987, Page 3, Image 3

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    UNL police tow 75;
3,000 cars on list
By Mary Nell Westbrook
Staff Reporter
The University Police Department
has towed more than 75 cars since
school started Monday.
Parking officials attribute the number
of tows to more cars on campus and a
limit on parking permits sold.
All blue, Area 1, lots south of Vine
Street have been sold out for the first
time since Lt. John Burke, parking
administrator, has been with the uni
versity police, he said.
The excess of cars has brought the
number of vehicles on the towing list
to about 3,000, Burke said.
The police department has begun to
issue a new $20 per year “remote per
mit” for three new parkng areas that
are farther away than other lots.
“It’s a pretty good bargain if you
don’t mind walking,” he said.
The lots are Whittier West at 21st
and Vine streets, Whittier East between
21st and 23rd Streets on Vine Street,
and at Stormie’s Kitchen just north of
the UNL Police Department at 1640
holdrege St. These lots provide about
480 parking spaces — mostly at Stor
mie’s and Whittier East.
Most cars have been towed because
they were blocking another or were
parked in handicapped stalls.
The fine for parking in a handi
capped stall was raised last spring
from $35 to $50.
Also, owners of cars towed from han
dicapped stalls or marked areas or that
block another car, have to pay the
ticket before the car will be released.
If a student wishes to appeal the
citation and wins, the fine will be
Paying for tickets is sometimes a
problem for students because the police
department takes only credit cards or
cash, Burke said.
Burke said the police try to be
lenient at the beginning of school, but
the earlier they start enforcing the
parking areas, the sooner people will
quit violating the rules.
Enforcement stops in staff lots about
4:30 p.m., Burke said. But the residence
hall lots are enforced from 7:30 a.m. to
11 p.m.
Students whose cars have been towed
should pick them up at Pete’s Towing,
1813 Yolanda Ave. Fines range from $18
to $30 depending on the car. If the car
has front-wheel drive or the wheels
aren’t straight the fine will include
additional labor costs.
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Zzzzz. . .
Dean Wellensiek, graduate physical education student,
rests between classes Monday morning on the second
floor of the Nebraska Union.
5,000 students
in residence halls
From Staff Reports
About 5,000 University of N’ebraska
Lincoln students chose to live in the
residence halls this semester, said
Doug Zatechka, housing director.
“We’re still doing the final count,"
Zatechka said. “It could go up or down
100 students.”
The number of women and men in
the residence halls is fairly even, he
Overcrowding in the halls shouldn’t
be a problem, Zatechka said.
“We have no students living in tern
porary triples or in bunkrooms as we
have in past years," he said. “There are
students living in permanent triples
and about 30 percent of them will stay
there. We still have about 100 perman
ent triples open.”
This year 300 single rooms were
rented. Zatechka said no more singles
will be rented unless a student can
prove he or she has medical need for a
single room.
Although Zatechka said most stu
dents have moved in, he said “20 to 30
more may still come in." Also, every
year there are a number of no shows, or
students who never show up and don’t
call," he said. “We usually end up cal
ling to see if they are coming or not.”
The power outage in Pound Hall a
week ago has been the only real prob
lem housing officials have had so far
this year, Zatechka said.
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