The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 08, 1993, Image 1

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accused of
By Michelle Leary
Senior Reporter _
Negative AS UN campaigning
has surfaced as Wednesday’s
elections draw near, VOICE
First Vice Presidential candidateTrent
Steele said at a Sunday press confer
Steele said PARTY candidates
made negative comments about
VOICE at last Thursday’s debate by
calling Jill Ander
son, VOICE’S sec
ond vice presiden
tial candidate,
nothing more than
a “token female
“Jill is hardly a
token,” Steele said.
PARTY presidential candidate
Steve Dietz said Sunday that Ander
son was a qualified individual.
“We’re not downgrading her,”
Dietz said. “We’re downgrading
VOICE’S arguments that they’re try
ing to use against us.”
Steele said PARTY had a “narrow
focus,” with few female candidates
and no candidates from East Campus
or the residence halls. VOICE’S party
is 52 percent female, and has candi
dates from a wide range of residence
halls and greck houses, he said.
“Look at the diversity of VOICE
and the lack of diversity the PARTY
party has,” he said.
But Dietz said that “having an
openness to ideas of diversity is a slate
of mind, not a state of appearance.
And (members of VOICE) are not
what they appear to be.”
Steele also said that he had seen
fake VOICE posters up around cam
pus that contained degrading slams
against women.
“We’re not accusing PARTY or
anyone else,” Steele said. “It’s Just
another form of negative campaign
ing that students at UNL are tired of
seeing.” L
Kitey Timpertey/DN
Center’s stage
Nebraska senior Derrick Chandler gets a hug from teammate Jamar Johnson. Chandler,
the only senior on the team, was honored before the Comhuskers’ last home basketball
game Sunday. See related stories on page 7.
Spring break
bargains are
often scams,
official says
By Mindy Letter
Staff Reporter v _
Companies offering cut-rate
prices for sun-filled spring
break packages may promise
to fit any student budget, but some
have turned out to be costly rip-offs,
said Diane Briener, manager of the
Lincoln Better Business Bureau.
“I always tell people if it sounds
too good to be true, then it probably
is," she said.
Students interested in tour pack
ages should check the company’s le
gitimacy with the Better Business
Bureau before spending any money.
“There are fly-by-night tour com
panies that set up operation, take the
money and quickly go out of busi
ness," she said.
Briener said students snouid be
leery of newspaper and flyer adver
tisements that offer dirt-cheap tours.
“If it’s an S88 room, you m ight end
up in a room with four people you
don’t even know,” she said.
Sometimes students’ money isn’t
spent on a tour package at all.
Once a student paid $ 100 for a tour
package and received an information
booklet telling her how to book her
own tour through another company,
Briener said.
“She wanted to know whether to
spend the extra $ 130 to book her tour,
through the company,” she said.
Briener said students should pro
tect themselves and have written
agreements with the companies. These
agreements can prevent students from
being swindled out of their deposits.
Brett Tieken, a business adminis
tration msyor, said he had a bad expe
rience with a discount tour company
when he made the spring break exo
dus to South Padre with 10 friends.
The University of Ncbraska-Lin
coln senior said he expected a week at
a vacation hot spot and an ideal pack
age of parties, a good motel room and
See SCAMS on 3
East Campus students ignored, senator says
By Andrea Kaser
Staff Reporter
Several of ihe classes required of Col
lege of Agriculture students aren’t of
fered (Hi tneir turf and one ASUN sena
tor said he knew why.
“(Teachers) just don’t want to take the time
to take their books to East Campus,’’ said
Patrick Kroese, an Association of Students of
the University of Nebraska senator for the
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural
Professors unwillina to drive to class
Quantitatively, Krocse said, more time is at
stake for students than faculty.
Multiplying the three hours a week in class
by 100 students amounts to 300 hours of stu
dents’ time, he said, and only three hours for a
Discrimination causes even more wasted
time, he said.
A yearago last spring, two economics classes
offered on East Campus were dropped after
general registration, he said, even though they
were filled. Some 200 students were forced to
go through late registration, Kroese said.
The Department of Economics told Kroese
the classes were dropped because of a lack of
professors, but he said he didn't Know if it was
truly a shortage of professors or simply a short
age of professors willing to teach on East
“Either way, it’s still their fault,” he said, for
scheduling too many classes or for not being
able to get professors to go to East Campus.
Basic classes agriculture students need that
are not available on East Campus include Eco
nomics 211, Accounting 201, Botany 109 and
Zoology 112.
T. Jack Morris, director of the School of
Biological Sciences, said scheduling classes on
East Campus depended on the number of sec
tions offered and the problems teachers faced
when traveling across town.
If a class had only one section, it would be
offered on City Campus because more students
will enroll in the class there, he said.
See EAST on 3
Roadwork will reduce traffic on campus, official says
Construction near
UNL to decrease
available parking
By Yuk Peng Lee
Staff Reporter
The construe lion of the new 10th
Street viaduct will cause some
inconveniencies at the end of
April and some loss of parking lots in
the future, said Paul Carlson, interim
business manager of UNL.
The old viaduct will be tom down
on April 22 and all northbound UNL
traffic will be diverted onto Avery
Avenue to 14th Street, Carlson said.
To deal with the resulting traffic
congestion along Avery Avenue, a
stoplight will be placed at the inter
section of Avery Avenue and 14th
Street, he said.
The bypass is designed to reduce
campus traffic in the future, he said.
A new street at the junction of R
and 10th streets will bypass the 501
building and the stadium. It will con
nect with the new viaduct, which is
expected to be completed by Oct. 29,
Carlson said.
When construction of the viaduct
is completed,Carlson said, traffic will
not be allowed on 10th Street from the
north or west. A cul-de-sac that al
lows students access to buildings on
the west end of campus will also be
constructed nex t to Architec lure Hall,
he said.
However, the Area 10 parking lot
southwest of the 501 building will be
lost because of the new road. Spaces
will be lost from the lot at 9th and V
streets and the lot north of the stadium
and west of the Harper-Schramm
Smith residence hall because the new
road will cut across those parking lots,
Carlson said.
But efforts have been made to keep
the same number of parking spaces
available for students, Carlson said.
For instance, the building that housed
the Early Learning Center at 9th and
V streets is being demolished. The
space will be converted into a parking
The new road will take away ap
proximately 100 parking spaces from
the lot west of Harper-Schramm
Smith, Carlson said. He said he hoped
changing the configuration of the park
ing lot would compensate the loss.
The old viaduct will be lorn down
on April 22. During construction
northbound traffic will be diverted
onto Avery Avenue to 14th street.
A slop light will be Installed at
that location.
Source: Paul Carlson, UNL Interim Business Manager