The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 16, 1992, Image 1

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Students to bear burden of budget cuts
By Chuck Green
Senior Reporter _
One way or another, University
of Nebraska students will pay
for vast spending reductions
caused by the state’s dwindling bud
get, one state senator said.
ni inrcT Sen- Scott
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the Nebraska
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institutions and programs in Nebraska
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Either we ll have to eliminate programs at the university or try to get students
to pay more tuition. Obviously, a choice will have to be made.
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:uts of 10 percent or more during the
text two years.
The cuts would be in addition to
he 1.4 percent cut of $4.27 million
hat was approved by the Legislature
luring a special session in September,
ic said.
The budget cut, which was ap
proved by Gov. Ben Nelson, will take
effect in fiscal year 1992-93.
Students would suffer from the
cuts in one of two ways, Moore said.
“Either we’ll have to eliminate
programs at the university or try to get
students to pay more tuition,” he said.
“Obviously, a choice will have to be
MoOrc said the severity of the bud
get cuts would depend on salary in
creases for state and university em
A 5 percent salary increase would
cost the stale S141 million, Moore
said, while no increase would cost
S51 million.
“Obviously, we hope we have rea
sonable salary increases for employ
ees,” he said. “On the other hand, it’s
always been my belief that a govern
ment has to live within its means.”
Moore said the cuts were the result
of poor planning.
“When limes were good in the
1980s, we should have put money in
the bank,” he said. “But we didn’t,
and now we have a problem.”
Moore said it was too early to
decide what action to take on the
budget cuts.
“It’s premature to say what will
happen,” he said. “We’ll have to wait
and sec what figures we’re looking at,
depending on the salary increases.
But we’ll do what we have to do to
make things work.”
to help set
By Shelley Biggs
Senior Reporter _
Gov. Ben Nelson will meet with
the chairman of the Coordi
nating Commission for
Postsecondary Education “as soon as
possible” to get to the root of recent
criticism surrounding ihecommission,
a spokesman said Friday .
Phil Richmond, deputy director of
public affairs, said the purpose of the
meeting would be for the commission
staff members and the governor to sit
fine tunes
recycling job
By Kathryn Borman
Staff Reporter
The Recycling Advisory Com
mittee worked Friday on fine
tuning the job description for a
new campuswidc recycling coordina
tor and looked at ways to finance the
recycling program.
| Committee
members pro
posed that the new
coordinator be re
quired to have two
to three years ex
perience in waste
management and
recycling and at least a bachelor’s
Pump it Up! Julia Mikolajcik/DN
Don Young, owner of Lincoln Gym and Fitness Center, attempts to bench press 350 lbs. at a bench-pressing meet Saturday
at the Lee and Helene Sapp Recreation Center. Young didn’t make this lift, but took first place in the light/heavyweight
category pressing a total of 325 lbs.
Husker band’s bus spins on icy road
By Jeff Zeleny
Staff Reporter_
Ames, Iowa — Friday the 13th
came a day late for Nebraska
football fans.
Bad luck wailed until Saturday lit is
time around — then it flowed freely.
But the curse of the day started
long before the Nebraska vs. Iowa
Stale football game.
At 7:50 a.m., an ice-laden Inter
state 80 sent the Comhusker March
ing Band’s chartered bus spinning
into the median of the interstate about
30 miles west of Dcs Moines, causing
Ames arrival delayed 2 hours
a two-hour delay.
Bus driver Joe McCarthy said road
conditions were fine when the bus left
Lincoln at 5 a.m., but started to worsen
near Atlantic, Iowa, about 60 miles
cast of Omaha.
“I thought, ‘What the heck is this
snow?’” McCarthy said.
After driving about 45 mph for 10
miles, he said, he couldn't maintain
control of the bus, which carried 35
members of the band and flag team.
Natalie Bacon, an undeclared
sophomore and band member, was
one of the few passengers who wasn’t
asleep at the time of the accident.
“Joe (the driver) had to slow down,
and he couldn't do it,” she said. “He
said, ‘Hold on folks,’ and we did a
The bus, originally traveling cast,
spun around until it was facing west,
then slid into the median of the inter
state, McCarthy said.
“I have no idea how we didn’t tip
(over),” he said.
Becky McGuire, a junior music
education major and assistant band
drum major, said the bus was spared
from lipping because of “divine inter
During the two-hour wait for a low
truck, students amused themselves by
watching motorists play in the snow
and skate on the interstate.
Sgt. Clay North of the Iowa State
Patrol said parts of Interstate 80 be
tween Dcs Moines and Atlantic were
closed because of the icy conditions.
North said numerous semi-trailer
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million people have type 1 diabetes, which requires insulin
injections. About 11 million people have typefdtabetee, which
can be treated through a special diet
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Diabetes lifestyle changes
not negative, student says
By Andrea Kaser
Staff qfifigrtsr
A midnight pizza run with sorority sisters
for Jill Skrabal.
Without planning ahead, Skrabal, a sopho
more nutrition management major at UNL, has
to refrain from drinking alcohol, eating candy
bars or even going for a jog.
Ten years ago, Skrabal was diagnosed with
type 1 diabetes, a disease thataffccis the body’s
ability to convert food into energy.
“College life has been kind of tricky,” Skrabal
said. “The key is to plan ahead.”
Skrabal’s daily struggle to keep her blood
sugar level balanced requires a strict schedule
of finger pricks, insulin injections and calorie
But Skrabal doesn’t consider diabetes a
The regimen has kept her life structured, she
said, something rare in the livesof most college
“It’s really put things in perspective as far as
my priorities in college,” she said.