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November 15,1988 _ University of Nebraska-Lincoln Vol. 88 No. 56
State senators assemble in special session
By Lee Rood
After meeting for less than an
hour in special session
Monday, some Nebraska
legislators talked about what they
think will be important issues during
January's regular session.
Sen. Scott Moore of Stromsburg
said senators think the most important
topic of the next session will be how
to spend money.
Moore said many people in the
state assume that because the state has
a $175 million budget surplus this
year, senators have plenty to allocate.
But the Legislature is facing $500
million requests, he said.
Sen. Jerome Warner of Waverly
said his committee only has about $50
million to appropriate to cover $500
million in requests.
Warner, chairman of the Appro
priations Committee, agreed that
budget concerns would be the leading
issue of the January session.
“That five percent increase (in
available funds) is not very big,” he
said. “It means we will be saying no to
a great deal more than we will be
saying yes to.”
Because of limited funds, Moore
said, one time expenditures such as
purchasing computers for state might
be “in vogue ”
Moore said he wants the Legisla
ture to finance additional computers
for the University of Nebraska-Lin
coln and other schools statewide.
Moore said there has been talk of
know how senators will respond to
such a proposal.
Another university-oriented issue,
Warner said, will concern making
Kearney State College part of the NU
“There has been a great deal of
discussion to have another univer
sity,” he said. “But we can’t justify
creating a competing university sys
Warner said the size and location
of Kearney State makes it an appro
Yeutter ready tor
By William Lauer
Clayton Yeutter, U.S. trade
representative, said Monday
he does not want to be the
next Secretary of Agriculture.
It has been widely speculated that
Ambassador Yeutter, bom in Eustis,
would be offered the position in Presi
dent Bush's administration.
Yeutter, who graduated from
Nebraska University College of Law
and received a doctorate degree in
See YEUTTER on 6
Farm leader blames
deficit on policies
By Jerry Guenther
U.S. Trade Ambassador Clayton Veutter speaks in the Nebraska Union Centennial Ballroom Monday.
Yeutter sees improvement in trade deficit
Ycutter, a native Nebraskan who
graduated from the University of
Ncbraska-Lincoln in 1932, has
served the Reagan Administration as
trade ambassador since 198S.
“We had a peak in the trade deficit
in the fall of 1986,” Ycutter said.
“We’ve actually had now twoyearsof
improvement in the trade deficit.
That didn’t show up until early this
year, but those of us who were watch
ing it knew that this was happening.”
Though Ycutter attributes some of
the progress in the trade deficit to the
weak dollar, he explained that it was
largely due to the opening of markets.
“We’ve finally won the beef-citrus
battle,” he said. “Between the two, it
will add at least $1 billion to our
agricultural economy. Some say as
much as $2 billion. Some say as much
as $3 billion.”
Yeulfer expressed his strong sup
port for .he U.S./Canadian free trade
agreement, which has been under fire
from the opposition parties in Can
ada. Canadians will decide on the
agreement in a national election on
“If it passes, it will be a great thing
for both countries,” he said, “if not, it
will be a tragic thing for both coun
Yeutter also said he was pleased
with Bush’s victory in the U.S. presi
dential race. He said that Dukakis’
goal of eliminating the trade deficit
by 1992 could only be solved through
protectionism or a forced recession.
He added that the trade battle in
The current United States ag
ricultural and international
trade policy is a continu
ation of failing policies, according to
a Nebraska farm leader.
Corky Jones, a representative of
the American Agricultural Move
ment, said United States Trade Am
bassador Clayton Yeulter failed to
mention some facts during his talk
Monday in the City Union.
Jones, speaking at a press confer
ence immediately following
Ycutter’s talk, said the U.S is not
getting its trade and budget deficit
under control as Yeulter implied.
“Facts indicate that our trade defi
cit has increased drastically,” Jones
-See FARMERS on 6
International students’ feast
widens cultural acceptance
By Jamie Pitts
International students from all
over the world dressed in color
ful native costumes and per
formed traditional dances to help
Americans thiderstand other cultures
during a feast of ethnic food Sunday.
Hie banquet, held in the Nebraska
Union Centennial Ba'lrooni, was
sponsored by d*8 International Stu
dents Organization*, Ay: •'
There were about 500 oommunby
members. American agd iassma
denial students present.
we warn more ana more people
to realize that foreign students may
not share some of the same customs
and cultures,” said Brendan Wong,
the group’s social secretary from
Singapore. ’But that shouldn’t be a
burner for a better understanding and
relationships between American stu
dents and international students.”
Aiman Alaraj, a junior architec
ture major, said he had difficulty
adjusting to Americans and Ameri
Alaraj represented Palestine in the
”1 came to the airport, (Lincoln) 1
had no one to meet me and 1 had to
deal with that," Alaraj said.
Alarai is a Palestinian who lived in
Kuwait because of the Palestinian
He said the students at the Univer
ence*) shouldn’t bo
a barrier tor a better
students and Inter
■ national students.'
' sity of Nebraska-Lincoln accept him
but that it’s difficult to live in the
United States because U.S. govern
ment foreign policy that is favorable
to Israel keeps him out of his home
“As long as Israel is serving
American interests, things won’t
change,” he said,
SeeB ANQUET on 6
By David G. Young
The United States has suc
cessfully implemented pro
grams which are strengthen
ing America’s position in the interna
tional market, said Clayton Yeutter,
United States trade ambassador.
Yeutter spoke Monday to about
500 people in the Nebraska Union
Ballroom, marking the 10th anniver
sary of the annual E.J. Faulkner Lec
Vela Fattiasina, a freshman business major, performs a traditional Indonesian dance during
Sunday night's International Student Banquet.
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