The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, June 12, 1989, Summer, Image 1

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Zheng Zhang demonstrates outside of the Nebraska Union June 5. Zhang and other UNL
students were protesting the attacks on students occupying Tiananmen Square in Beijing,
China natives share viewpoints
B> ( hi is (’arroli
I ililnr
and I Van iu* Nelson
Senior KJuor
University students in Chino be
gan pouring into Hating begin
ning in mid May to <n i upy
liananmen Square. I he students
were calling for the implementation
of some form of democratic govern
ment in China.
Act or ding to the Associated
I'ress, the 27th Army opened fire on
U /i i * >i / i / * ■ *. .. —
I he students June 3 and 4 in an at
tempt to regain control of the city and
square l S', intelligence estimates
have put the Beijing death toll at
At the invitation of the Daily Ne
braskan. eii;ht C hinese members of
the university community shared
their rent lions to the uprising in Bci
Seven University ol Nebraska -
Lincoln students and one UNI. fac
ulty member said they were shocked
when their government opened fire
on student demonstrators in Tian
anmen Square.
I he students and faculty member
said they expected the government to
regain control ol Tiananmen Square,
but not in such a brutal manner.
We thought they would use tear
gas or elec tric sticks,” said Chaomei
Tin, a graduate student in Agriculture
Biochemistry. “We never thought
they would shoot students, especially
For mlormalion on the student
See CHINA on 2
Tickets went fast
President to visit
By Chris ( arroll
and Ryan Sleeves
Senior I ditor
ic University of
.oln requested 4,000 tickets to
President George Bush's
speech Tuesday at the Bob Dcvaney
Sports Center and received 4.000,
said Tom Krepel, assistant to the
chancellor and director ol Umv et sity
Krepel said the majority ol these
tickets were distributed to university
sub units, such as the Nebraska
Alumni Association, Central Ad
ministration and the University
Foundation. The remaining tickets
Wi'rv If*m:irlct'il t■ nntvorwiiv om
Of I he sub-units that received tick
ets, the Alumni Assoc union got about
400, the institute ol Agriculture and
Natural Resources received about
400, and the Central Administration
received several hundred tickets,
Krepel said.
Krepel selected which sub-units
got tickets on the basis ol those which
could best distribute tickets to people
throughout Nebraska, he said.
I was selective to the extent that
I wanted to give an opportunity to the
residents of Nebraska,” he said.
Students could have requested
tickets Friday through the Sports In
formation Office, but Krepel said
university employees were expected
to call for these tickets.
“That was the idea behind it,” he
Bryan Hill, president ol the Asso
ciation ol Students ol the l ni\ersits
ol Nebraska, said he made a request
lor 20 tickets. Hill said he made the
request to the( hatKclIor sollicethe
clay Bush's \ isit was first announced.
He said the chancellor s office ap
proved Ins request.
‘7 was selective
to the extent that I
wanted to give an
opportunity to the
residents of Ne
braska. "
-- K re pel
Mill said he w ill distribute the lick
eis to student leaders and others who
ask. Hill said that outside ol ASUN
members, only two acquaintances ol
his have stopped by ihe ASUN oil ice
with ticket requests.
Mill said he wasn t aware ol strong
student interest in the tickets.
“I think it is a great opportunity
lor students,” he said. “Students
should have had just as good an op
portunity as others to go lor it.”
Orval Borgialli, administrative
coordinator of the Sports Center,
would not say how many tickets were
available at the Sports Center Friday.
but he said that from SO to 85 percent
were claimed by university cmploy
~ See TICKET on 6
NU was forerunner in ethanol research
Laura Smith
Shill Reporter
President Bush will make an an
nouncement alxuit ethanol re
search at a university that has
been a forerunner in such research.
Bush is scheduled to make the
announcement at the Bob Devaney
Sports Center Tuesday afternoon. He
also i> scheduled to lour the Univer
sity ol Nebraska-1.mcoln'sCenter for
Engine I cchnology on (vast Campus.
UNI has played a major role m
ethanol research, said U. i)avis Cle
ments, chairman of the Chemical
Engineering Department, in lad,
lormer UNI Professor ol Chemical
Engineering Bill Sheller was a major
force in the beginning of ethanol re
Bill Sheller gave the world the
word gasohol,” Clements said.
>da\ INI. professors locus on
betlei ways to process ethanol, Cle
ments said
Chemical I ngineermg, Agricul
luie I.ngineering, Food Science and
lechnology. and the Institute ol
Agriculture are only some ol the
departments involved m ethanol re
search. Clements said.
When ethanol research began in
the PCO's, UNI. was one ol the insti
tutions participating in that research,
Clements said.
Manufacturers use ethanol to pro
duce fuel for cars and other products.
Plants used to dehydrate the ethanol
produce ethylene, which can then be
manipulated into polyethylene. Poly
ethylene is used m plastic products,
such as shopping bags.
Clements said the purpose ol
‘Bill Shelter gave
the world the word
much ol the research at IJNL is to
improve ethanol processing.
“Fermentation (ol gram mtoetha
nol) is good technology.” he said.
The point ol this research, Cle
merits said, is to increuse the financial
value ol ethanol's base product. Corn
is the base product most Ircquenllx
used in Nebraska.
f or example, ('lements said. MK)
pounds ol fermented corn produces
about 40 pounds of ethanol and is
comparable to six gallons ol gaso
line. At S|..SO per gallon, six gallons
of ethanol is worth about so. Cle
ments said the market price w ill vary
each day.
Production costs of ethanol and
gas are about even, lie said. A gallon
of ethanol sells for about the same
price as a gallon ol gasoline, he
One way the university is improv
ing ethanol processing, Clements
said, is by improving the dehydration
process. Ethanol processing can pro
(luce carbon dioxide by-products that
manufacturers can use to produce
marketable goods. T hese by prod
ucts can be used in packing or hot
time plants.
Stillage, another b> product lelt
from the fermentation process, also is
useable, (Tcments said.
The stillage can be led to salt
water shrunpaiul then the shrunpean
he made into tropical lish lood. he
said. I’he stillage also can be led to
cattle or used to make glue. I he glue
can then be applied to wood lups to
make particle board.
Clements said that in the luiure.
more work will be done with oil and
wax from corn, soybeans, sorghum
and rape seed to see the t> pe ol prod
ucts that can be made from these