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and left their home.
“We thought we’d be right back
in,” Kathy Hay said.
Roy Hay said the flood turned
, out to be more serious than antici
pated because of extreme weather
conditions that thawed things dur
ing the day and froze them at night.
The flood was caused by an ice
jam 1.5 miles long that started five
weeks ago near Ashland’s Thomas
Lakes and now fills the Platte River.
Hay said if the original jam
would have been blasted earlier, it
would have saved his house and
others from damage.
He said Sarpy County officials
probably were concerned about li
ability and wanted to wait for the
jam to thaw. But more people were
hurt by delay.
“They wiped outLinoma Beach,
our area and the water to Lincoln,”
he said. “What else could they
Roy Hay said the Ashland area
did not get attention until the Lin
coln water supply was threatened
by the ice jam that damaged two of
thecity’s water-supply pipes. That
left only one 36-inch pipe supply
ing water to Lincoln.
Work on constructing a dike in
Thomas Lake in Saunders County
began Wednesday. Lincoln Mayor
Mike Johanns will hold a press
conference today to update the
progress of the diking process,
which would decrease Lincoln’s
water threat by taking pressure off
the 36-inch pipe.
Meanwhile, Sarpy County offi
cials continue their efforts to break
up the ice jam with blasts of dyna
mite. The explosions started Tues
day and continued throughout the
“Anyone want a 7-Up?” asks Roy Hay of Ashland while
checking out his mucky kitchen Wednesday. Flooding filled
his lakeside home with three feet of water fast week.
Addition of fine arts college delayed
By Michelle Leary
v: The organization of a proposed
UNL fine arts college has been de
layed by Nebraska’s Coordinating
Commission for Postsecondary Edu
Patsy Martin, communications co
ordinator for the commission, said the
committee postponed making a deci
sion on the proposal at a meeting
earlier this month because of inad
equate information about the new
“Members of the committee said it
wasn’t clear where the university
would get the money to start a new
college,’’ Martin said.
By tabling the motion, she said, the
commission staff would have an op
portunity to meet with the university
staff to clarify any misunderstand
Committee members assumed
UNL would have to shift about
$140,000 from various programs to
fund the new college, but this was
inaccurate, said Joan Leitzel, senior
vice chancellor for academic affairs.
“We don’t know where they came
up with that number, but we have
corrected that misunderstanding,”
Leitzel said. “In actuality, there will
be no additional cost for the reorgani
Leitzel said the fine arts college
would add no new programs, employ
ees or salaries.
The funds that would be used to
create the college currently support
the Department of Art, the Depart
ment of Theatre and Dance and the
School of Music, Leitzel said.
1 Those three division* would make
up the new College of Fine and Per
Also affiliated with the college
would be the Center for Great Plains
Art Collection, the Don and Velma
lege and their recommendation was
forwarded to and approved by the
UNL Academic Planning Commit
The recommendation also was ap
proved by the University’s Council of
Academic Officers, and finally by the
NU Board of Regents in 1991, subject '
to the approval of the postsecondary
After its last meeting, Leitzel said,
Members of the committee said it wasn’t clear
where the university would get the money to start
a new college.
— Martin, communications coordinator
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Lentz Center of Asian Culture, the
Lied Center for Performing Arts and
the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.
Leitzel said the purpose of the
reorganization was not to establish
new instructional degree programs.
“The purpose is to give more vis
ibility to the fine and performing arts.”
The proposal is a request to reorga
nize the administration of the art de
partments within the College of Arts
and Sciences and make a separate
college structure, she said.
In 1990, UNL Chancellor Graham
Spanier established a committee com
prised of 23 faculty, administrators
and community representatives to
study the arts units at UNL.
Tbe committee members recom
mended the formation of a new col
the commission sent a letter to the
According to the letter, Commis
sioner Randolph Ferlic said he ex
pected the Program Review Commit
tee to recommend approval of the
proposal at the next commission meet
Dr. Ferlic, an Omaha cardiologist,
is the chairman of the program review
committee, which is a subcommittee
of the Coordinating Commission for
Once the reorganization is fully
approved, Larry Lusk, associate dean
for fine arts in the College of Arts and
Sciences, will be made dean of the
College of Fine and Performing Arts.
Martin said the commission would
meet to make a decision on the pro
posal later this month or early April.
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referring to the scene as a “popular
But while Williamson never has
held an office, politics has inter
ested him most of his life, he said.
He has no specific political heroes,
but Williamson said he wished he
had John F. Kennedy’s oratory
“I need charisma,” he said with a
Williamson said he wasn’t
running to make friends or money.
«He said he was running because he
wanted to be able to look back
someday and say, “At least I tried
to do something.”
But trying to accomplish .
something may affect his academic
future and push his education back
a bit, he said.
City Council members serve
four-year terms, spending two and a
half days a week on the job.
“If I win, I won't graduate next
year — Mondays at the City
Council chambers would limit
But Williamson said that was a
sacrifice he was willing to make,
because time was something he
The cost of a campaign is a
different story, however.
Williamson, who works at Super
Saver, 5460 S. 56th St., said he had
little, if any, cash for running a
■ campaign. That could be a problem,
he said, because he was running
against “people with bank ac
Undaunted, Williamson said he
was relying more on word-of-mouth
than billboards and yard signs. His
friends are planning to silk-screen
' signs themselves, and he said he
hoped that would be enough.
Getting on the ballot was the
easy part. The filing fee for
candidates was only $25, he said,
and candidates were required to
obtain 150 signatures.
“Anybody could do that, and
only seven people in town took the
time to run for office,” he said.
“That’s something I want to
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Seating, sound system
to be changed at stadium
By Andrea Kaser
UNL Athletic Director Bill Byrne
addressed members of the Associa
tion of Students of the University of
Nebraska Wednesday, telling them
could expect in the
next few years.
On top of his list
was student seating
at Memorial Sta
Byrne said he had met with several
student groups to get their input. All
of them wanted 50-yard-line seats, he
said, but they understood that was
The proposed designated areas for
students would be in sections 9-14 in
the east comer of the south end zone,
he said. That plan is the same as
several other schools, he said.
One complaint from nontraditional
students, he said, was that they would
like to sit in the student section, but
where they don’t have to stand for the
whole game. Byrne said he was will
ing to accommodate various levels of
Also in the wings for Memorial
Stadium are a new sound system cost
ing $560,000, two instant-replay
screens, skyboxes and televisions at
concession stands, Byrne said.
Also at Wednesday’s meeting, stu
dent senators again showed their sup
port for Campus Recreation’s re
quested increase in repair and im
provement funds, but ASUN Presi
dent Andrew Sigerson said he would
pocket veto the bill in his last eight
“If it was $4.50, I’d be willing to
sign it,” Sigerson said.
But members of AS UN voted 25
1 in support of a 99-cent-per-student
increase in Campus Recreation’s re
pair and improvement fund, raising
the fee to $4.99.
Senators expressed frustration at
Sigerson’s persistence. Sen. Craig
Strong of the Graduate College said
he respected Sigerson for upholding
his promise to students in keeping
student fees low, but it was time to let
the senate decide and take the burden
for the increase.
“We’re willing to be held account
able for this,” Strong said.
Sen. Patrick Krocsc of the College
of Agricultural Sciences and Natural
Resources said he took an informal
poll last week on the Rec Center track.
Of 24 students, 22 said they were
willing to pay for the increase, and
two said they didn’t really care, Krocse
But Sigerson remained unswayed.
After the meeting, he said he still
planned to pocket veto the increase.
Senators were confident that the
increase would go through despite a
pocket veto, either with an override or
by the intervention of Vice Chancel
lor for Student Affairs James Gricscn.
Griesen said he would uphold the
senate’s opinion, said Sen. Andrew
Peshek of the College of Business
Stan Campbell, director of Cam
pus Recreation, said he was pleased
with the strong show of student sup
port, but said he wasn’t confident yet.
“The whole scene has to be played
out...in parliamentary procedure,”
Beginning midnight Tuesday
11:30 a.m. — Vandalism,
Whittier Building, 19th and Vine
12:07 p.m. — Person trans
ported to detoxification center,
parking lot at Abel Hall.
3:12 p.m. — Wallet stolen,
Oldfather HaU, $20.
4:15 p.m. — Burglary, Alpha
Chi Omega sorority, 716 N. 16th
8:59 p.m. — Intoxicated per
son, Nebraska Union.
10:18 p.m: — Wallet stolen,
Andrews Hall, $30. ,, ..
r 10^32 pjn.—PizXa stolen. Uni
versity Terrace, $28.
11:25 p.m. —Items stolen from
car, parking lot at 21 si and Vine
11:42 p.m. — Wallet stolen,
Bessey Hall, $10.
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