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Protesters rally at Wichita abortion clinics
Sidewalk counselor
offers pregnant women
abortion alternatives
Editor’s note: This story was written after
an interview with an antiabortion protester
near an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kan. It is
one woman’s story and is not intended to
represent the experiences of all women who
have abortions.
By Kristin Karnopp
Staff Reporter
Seventeen years ago, a frightened 18-year
old Patricia Weaver walked into a Kan
sas City clinic and had an abortion.
Now, she stands outside abortion clinics,
trying to persuade women not to enter.
“I’m notout here to harass women,” she said
Saturday at an Operation Rescue protest out
side a Wichita abortion clinic.
“I want them to know someone cafes. I wish
someone had been there for me.”
As a sidewalk counselor for Operation Rescue,
Weaver said she tries to help women in crisis
pregnancies. She said her goal is to get women
away from the clinic for 24 hours, giving them
lime to think about their choices.
She offers women alternatives to abortion.
Families and shelters in every city will take
in pregnant women, said Weaver, a nurse from
St. Louis. Or women can go back to school or
learn job skills. They even can gel help after the
baby is bom.
Weaver said most of the women she coun
sels come to her with heartbreaking stones.
“But I’ve been in their shoes,” she said. “I
know how scared they are.”
Weaver said she tells her story to persuade
women that abortion is the beginning, not the
answer, to their problems.
“After an abortion,” she said, “you are never
the same.”
Weaver said it look her 13 years to deal with
feelings of guilt and denial after her abortion.
Her unborn child would have graduated
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Ail ant j-abortlon activist is surrounded by media.pojjpe and participants of an abortion-rights rally after trying to disrupt
Abortion rights advocates go toe to toe with antiabortionists
By Stacey McKenzie
Senior Editor
About 5,000 abortion rights advocates,
including members of the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln student organization
Students for Choice, assembled Saturday in
Wichita, Kan., to mobilize against antiaboition
National leaders in the abortion rights
movement called for increased visibility and a
tougher stance against groups such as Opera
tion Rescue, a hard-line antiabortion group that
has divided Wichita with its “Summer of Mercy”
campaign to block women from entering the
city’s three abortion clinics.
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Founded by Randall Terry of Binghamton,
N.Y., Operation Rescue descended July 15 on
Wichita. The group has attracted national at
tention by using civil-disobedicnce laclics similar
to those of the civil rights movement in the
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Changes in the Soviet Union.
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“Citizen Kane”
More coverage of the Wichita lives again on
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Travel ban affects UNL project. INDEX
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Opinion 4
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NU committee to consider
tighter admissions policies
By Wendy Navratil
Senior Reporter
Anew committee appointed by
NU President Martin Massen
gale will take more than a
casual look at changing admissions
policies at the University of Nebraska.
Although the committee, which
will begin meeting in a few weeks,
' will perform more than a routine review
of admissions, its members have no
specific changes in mind, said J.B.
Milliken, Massengale’s executive
4! assistant.
The committee is expected to take
a look at admissions requirements for
all four NU campuses — the Univer
sity of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Uni
versity of Nebraska at Omaha, the
University of Nebraska Medical Center
and the University of Nebraska at
Kearney, he said.
Although it has been several years
since the last “systematic university
wide review of admissions policy,”
Milliken said, there has been ongoing
discussion of NU’s admissions pol:
Sian Liberty, UNL interim vice
chancellor for academic affairs, said
recommendations on postsccondary
education by an independent consult
ing firm may have served to “trigger”
the admissions discussion, especially
at UNL.
The report from Chicago-based
Widmayer and Associates recom
mended that UNL “move in a timely
fashion toward becoming a selective
institution, both in admission to the
institution and to each of its schools
and colleges.”
The report was commissioned by
the Nebraska Legislature and pre
sented to the NU Board of Regents
last fall.
Milliken said Massengale was
“mindful” of the Widmayer report
but made the decision to form the
committee independently.
Joseph Rowson, NU director of
public affairs, said requests that the
regents approve changes for admis
sion at some NU schools and colleges
last year also heightened awareness
Chancellor establishes
budget-cutting time line
By Jeremy Fitzpatrick
Senior Reporter
iW TNL administrators, faculty and staff members are en
| J gaged in a complicated budget-cutting process that will
trim $2,477,124 from the university’s budget over the
next two years.
^The 3 percent budget reduction in state-aided funds was
ordered by the Nebraska Legislature for the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln’s 1991-92 academic year.
Interim Chancellor Jack Goebel also asked all departments
to submit a plan for a 5 percent cut, or $4,128,540, to give UNL
officials flexibility in their final decisions.
The process, which Michael Mulnix, interim assistant to the
chancellor, described as “long, drawn-out and at limes rather
confusing,” is proceeding according to a tentative lime line
established by Goebel.
Deans and unit directors submitted their 5 percent reduction
proposals in the now completed first step of the process. The
* second step, in which the chancellor and his cabinet review and
revise the proposals, is underway. Deans and unit heads will be
privately informed Sept. 6 of the chancellor’s final decisions.
The reduction proposals then will be presented publicly
Sept. 9 to the Academic Senate’s Budget Reduction Review
Committee. The date of the first open hearing on the proposals
will be announced at this time.
George Tuck, president of the Academic Senate, said tenta
tive plans call for the BRRC to consist of members of the
Academic Program Council, along with 12 members appointed
by various UNL officials.
Tuck said he was not sure when BRRC members would be
appointed. And, he said the makeup of the BRRC was not yet
“cast in stone.”
The BRRC will continue its deliberations through Septem
ber and October and will submit its recommendations for
nonacademic reductions to the chancellor between Nov. 1 and
Nov. 18.
The Academic Program Council will then meet and review
academic cuts between Nov. 19 and Nov. 26. It will submit its
academic proposals Dec. 2 to the chancellor.
The process will be completed by the chancellor. He will
review the proposals and submit his final recommendation Dec.
14 to the NU Board of Regents.__
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