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October 3.1989___University of NebrasKa-Lincoln Vol. 89 No. 26
Reunion to reque^" neied
By Jerry Guenther
A Lincoln developer said Monday he has
u\ yet to hear of any opposition firom UNL
* ^administrative official about his plan
to file a request for a beer license for the
Reunion, 905 N. 16th St
David Hunter, president ol'the Hardy Build
ing Corp„ said he plans to apply for the beer
license early next week, after he finishes con
tacting vendor’s interested in selling beer at the
priivaieiy-owned student union.
Hunter said he interprets state statutes to
mean that an outlet selling beer must be located
at least 150 feet from the university.
if the license is approved, Hunter said, the
vendor win operate from one of the food courts
in the Reunion, and the entire food court wiU be
licensed for beer sales and consumption.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln students
and other customers 21 or older then could
purchase beer from the licensed vendor to
drink with their meals, he said.
Hunter said he measured the distance from
the exterior edge of die Reunion dining area to
the nearest university building, Nebraska Hail,
and the distance is about 170 feet
Richard Wood, NU vice president and gen
eral counsel, said the issue would be reviewed
by administrative officials if a request for a
beer license is filed.
Until such a request is filed. Wood said, it
would be hypothetical to comment on the uni
versity s position.
Wood said the State Liquor Control Act
generally prohibits granting a beer license
within 150 feet of a school, university, church
or home for the aged.
For a permit to sell other liquors, Wood said,
state regulations require the outlet to be at least
300 feet from a school, university, church or
home for the aged.
In a case in volving a church, W ood said, the
State Supreme Court ruled that the distance for
a beer license must be at least 150 feet from the
two closest exterior walls of both buildings.
Although the distance from the exterior
edge of the Reunion’s dining area and Ne
braska Hall is about 170 feet, the distance
between the two closest exterior walls of the
buildings is about 82 feet
Hunter said he also plans to include a permit
for off-sale beer in his formal application,
though he said customers would be unable to
consume the beer inside the premises if they
purchased it for off-sale consumption.
If approved, the license also would desig
nate the conference and meetings room, which
holds about 85 people, as a special permit room
for alcohol consumption, he said.
allowed to rent the room*for parties, he said.
Hunter said Siencannot operate a bar in the
Reunion because state statutes require bars to
be at least 300 feet from the university.
Although Hunter said he suspects adminis
trative officials might be opposed to having
beer on campus, he cautions them about being
Hunter said alcohol is allowed to be con
sumed in the Nebraska Union and Wick
Alumni Center (hiring certain occasions
through special permits.
“If you don’t want liquor at the campus,*'
Hunter said, * ‘then don’t have it at the student
union or Wick.”
He said if administrative officials oppose
the special permit beer license in the confer
ence and meeting room, they would be acting
on two different sets of standards because they
allow special permits for alcohol consumption
in the Nebraska Union and Wick Alumni
Hunter said he got the idea for the beer
license after UNL faculty members, staff
members and students told him it would serve
“It makes sense to have students walk in
stead of driving (to buy beer),” he said.
Complaints acted on by
UNL parking officials
By Lisa Bolin
Members of the Pasting Advi
sory Committee of the Uni
versity of Nebraska-Lincoin
toot action at their meeting Monday
on some of the student complaints
voiced recently. • hHn.
to the commit
tee, proposed that part of the Area 10
faculty lot loaded on 19th and R
streets be changed to an Area 20
. Ll John Buite of the UNL Police
Department said the lot has not been
used to its fullest potential. The pro
posal called for leaving about 25
spaces for faculty members and giv
ing students around 75 spaces, he
Burke said he hopes to make the
appropriate changes and have the
plan implemented by next week.
Faculty representative James
Brandle proposed opening the Area 3
lot near New Hampshire Street to
students holding Area 20 permits
during the day. The committee
passed the proposal.
Committee members also dis
cussed reopening the parking lot on
the north side of the UNL Power Plant
to all permit holders.
Gary Thalken, committee repre
sentative for the University Associa
tion for Administration Develop
ment, said the lot, previously an Area
10 lot, was closed this fall because of
several complaints of the effect water
spray from the cooling towers had on
cars* paint The hard water from the
towers left water spots on vehicles
parted in the lot, he said.
Committee members may open
this lot after asking legal counsel if
the committee is liable for damage
done to cars if a proper warning is
Burke proposed that the commit- '
tee implement some form of trans
portation system for students who
park in lots located far from campus.
During the open session of (be
meeting, students asked the commit
tee to look into problems surrounding
metered parking spaces and permit
Jerry Chab, a senior criminal jus-/ *
lice major, asked why UNL meters
cost twice as much as city meters.
City meters cost 10 cents an hour
while UNL meters cost 20 cents an
hour, Chab said.
Faculty representative Franz
Blaha said UNL meters were de
signed to be used by visitors to the
university instead of local busi
nesses. Blaha said the higher meter
price discourages non-visitors from
using the metered spaces and pro
motes a high parking turnover, allow
ingiinore people to use the spaces.
Chad Fetherston, a junior interna
tional business major, said it is unfair
that faculty lots are oversold by 4 to 5
percent while commuter kits are
oversold by 35 percent, especially ^
because some faculty lots are never
Blaha said many of the lots are not
yet utilized by the faculty because
they are not fully aware of the lots
available to them. Faculty lots are
oversold by a smaller percentage
because faculty members tend to use
their lots more consistently than stu
dents, he said.
More bicycle thefts reported;
mountain bikes most popular
By Anit Detrain
New or old, expensive or cheap,
bicycles have been a popular
item for local thieves this
semester, said a University of Ne
braska-Lincoln police officer.
SgL Mylo Bushing said that since
Aug. 28,22 bikes have been stolen on
campus, 14 of which were mountain
Bushing said the number of bike
thefts in the last five weeks is almost
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half the total number of bikes that >
were stolen last year. From January to
December 1988, 53 bikes were re
ported stolen, he said.
He said newer styles of bikes, such
as mountain bikes, are more likely to
be stolen because they can be re-sold
This semester's bike thefts were
done by cutting the padlocks, he said.
Bikes with padlocks are easier to
steal than those locked with&U-lock,
a D-shaped lock made of steel, be
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