The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 01, 1988, Image 1

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Sen. Lorraine Langford of Kearney listens to discussion during an Appropria
tions Committee hearing Monday.
Legislative committee
approves salary hike
By Lee Rood
Senior Reporter
University of Nebraska faculty and non
faculty employees got a boost Monday after the
Legislature’s Appropriation’s Committee ap
proved a $9.3 million increase in salaries.
Along with the 8.1 percent increase in sala
ries, senators approved $4 million to go toward
basic and applied research at NU to attract
federal and out-of-state business research dol
If approved by the Legislature, the lump sum
for salaries would be divided by the NU Board
of Regents between the University of Nc
braska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at
Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medi
cal Center.
Research dollars would be divided among
three NU campuses by an advisory board in
cluding representatives from the university and
the Legislature, to be established upon ap
proval of the senators.
The committee made its decision to increase
research and salary dollars assuming the possi
bility of an additional 3 percent increase in NU
tuition. The committee also approved
$182,000 for faculty and non-faculty salaries at
state colleges.
Sen. Jerome Warner of Waverly, chairman
of the Appropriations Committee, said he
thinks the increases for NU and state colleges
are likely to be approved by the Legislature,
because they reflect “what education people in
the state would like to see."
Warner said the Legislature probably would
not add an y more money than what the com m i t
tee approved.
“That’s all there is," he said.
If the non-faculty NU pay increase is ap
proved by the Legislature, student fees are
estimated to increase next year from the pro
posed $115.05 a semester to $121.29 per stu
dent per semester.
That 9.3 percent fee increase would provide
for non-faculty salary increases of employees
of the Nebraska unions and the University
Health Center.
Sens. Chris Abboud of Omaha and Scott
Moore of Stromsburg voted against both the
NU salary and research increases.
The committee rejected a motion made by
Abboud that would have reduced NU salary
increases by $1.4 million dollars.
Abboud said if the Legislature recommends
how regents should divide salary increases,
UNL would get a 13.6 percent increase, UNO
would receive an 8.4 percent increase and
UNMC would gel a 6.3 percent increase.
Abboud said his reduction would have made
NU’s faculty and non-faculty salaries compa
rable with the 11.3 percent increase of state
Abboud said he voted against the salary and
research increases because the committee was
raising the state budget by 7.5 percent Monday
and that increase was too high for him to justify
to constituents.
The committee did not vote on all proposed
additions to the state budget Monday, and made
no recommendations for financing of the Ne
braska College of Technical Agriculture at
‘That’s all there is.’
The commiltcc will convene again today at
noon to discuss other possible increases in the
state budget.
However, Abboud said the Curtis school is
included in a priority bill to be voted on by the
Legislature and the Appropriations Committee
most likely will not act on it.
The committee also voted to reduce the
biennial state reserve from $70 million to $60
million, allowing for about $3 million per year
in additional spending.
The reduction from 3.5 percent to 3.3 per
cent would allow $18.6 million to be trans
ferred from the General Fund to the Cash
Reserve Fund for a one-time appropriation
covering the impacts of lost railroad valuation.
Sen. Chambers to speak at Sandoz Hall lounge tonight
• By Anne Mohri
Senior Reporter
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Nebraska Sen. EmcslChambcrs of
Omaha will present the urban politi
cal black perspective tonight at the
University of Ncbraska-Lincoln dur
ing a panel discussion set up to show
ethnic and cultural views, said Lisa
Ramirez, Sandoz Hall student assis
She said the panel was designed to
give residence hall students an appre
ciation of people from diverse back
grounds and to destroy myths about
“Each panelist will give their
remarks of how it was growing up as
a diverse student,” Ramirez said.
Ramirez and Mary Pat Mallam,
another Sandoz student assistant,
originated the panel, called “I am. We
are.” The discussion will start at 7
p.m. in the main lounge of Sandoz
Student assistants arc partly re
sponsible for organizing programs for
residence hall students, she said. Staff
members are emphasizing self
awareness and understanding other
people, she said.
Ramirez said Abel-Sandoz resi
dents lend to come from similar so
cio-cconomic and racial back
“They don’t typically encounter
people of different ethnic and cultural
backgrounds,” she said.
Joining Chambers arc Vaughn
Robertson, a counselor for Multi
Cultural Affairs at the Student Cen
ter, who will give the collegiate black
perspective; Marty Ramirez, a psy
chologist at the UNL Counseling
Center, who will give the Chicano/
Mexican-American perspective; Kit
Boesch, administrator of the Depart
ment of Health and Human Services
of Lancaster County, who will give
the feminist perspective; Jill Light,
president of Sellcck Hall, who will
give the handicappcd/physically
challenged perspective; and Linda
Brown, aUnitarian minister, who will
give the humanist perspective.
Sunday atternoon liquor sales debated
By Victoria Ayotte
Staff Reporter
Although 11 business officials
* favored an aniendmcnlallowing beer
and wine sales from noon to 11 p.m.
on Sundays, 10 Lincolnites argued it
would put money above principles.
The amendment to the Lincoln
Municipal Code drew a crowd of
about 50 to Monday night’s City
Council meeting.
The amendment, proposed by
councilwoman Jo Gutgsell, would
allow liquor-by-thc-drink sales for
six hours longer than the present
ordinance. The present ordinance
permits liquor-by-the-drink sales
after 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Ronn Sorensen, general manager
of the Hilton Hotel, 141 N. 9th St.,
said the amendment is needed for
Lincoln to compete with surrounding
communities for tourism dollars.
People from other states do not
understand Lincoln’s liquor laws,
and this creates a problem for the
hotel, Sorensen said.
Joyce Standley, manager of The
Steakhouse restaurant, 3441 Adams
St., said her restaurant loses custom
ers to restaurants and bars in sur
rounding communities that can serve
liquor on Sunday afternoons.
Standley said people go to the
horse races at the state fairgrounds
and drink, but go to her restaurant and
are not permitted to.
“We arc just making Lincoln a
more vital, active community (by
allowing increased liquor sales),”
Standley said.
Pat Egan, chairman of the Persh
ing Auditorium Advisory Board, said
Pershing loses a number of events
because it is not able to serve beer on
Sundays. Lincoln should at least
conform to the state law, he said.
But Lincolnites not representing
the business community said extend
ing Sunday hours would just add
another day that citizens must worry
about drunk drivers.
James Hamilton, executive direc
tor of the Nebraska Council on Alco
hol and Drug Education, said he
thinks the amendment goes against
the wishes of most Lincolnites.
“It would be placing money over
principles,” he said.
Hamilton said the increased sale
hours would convey an alcohol use
message to the youth of Lincoln.
Jim Downing, a member of Moth
ers Against Drunk Driving, said busi
ness people favor the amendment,
while individuals oppose it.
“Those in support want to make a
buck,” he said.
David Ford, of Lincoln, said he
opposes the amendment because
Lincoln citizens need one day a week
that they don’t have to worry about
drunk drivers.
“The small amount of time we
have in that atmosphere, we need,”
he said.
The city council is expected to
vote on the amendment in two weeks.