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Earth’s health needs protecting, Nelson says
By Chuck Green
Attitude, as well as recycling
and conservation, is important
to saving the planet’s resources,
Gov. Ben Nelson said Thursday.
Nelson delivered his Earth Day
address to University of Nebraska
Lincoln students near Broyhill Foun
“It’s important for us to be mindful
about the health of our planet,” he
Nelson said citizens needed to edu
cate themselves that the Earth’s re
sources were not infinite..
From Staff Reports
A bomb threat Wednesday
night led to a campuswide
search but nothing more.
Sgt. John Lustrea of the UNL Po
lice Department said a male caller
told a university operator at 8:26 p m.
that a friend had ptamed a bomb in a
f* laundry room. The caller then hung
up without giving the operator any
UNL Police then searched all laun
dry rooms in every residence hall.
Members of sorority and fraternity
houses were contacted and told to
check their laundry rooms and call the
police if they saw anything suspi
i However, nothing out of the ordi
nary was found.
Lustrea said police were investi
gating the incident, but the operator
had not been able to determine where
the caller was calling from, and the
chances of finding the culprit were
The incident was the first bomb
threat the university has received since
UNL Police began keeping computer
records in August 1991, Lustrea said.
“We must come together and see
that all these things that we hold dear
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— the air, the water and the soil —
must be balanced for all of us,” he
Nelson also said Nebraska’s Envi
ronmental TrustFund, which will pro
vide resources to help farmers and
industry take care of the environment
while taking care of business, was a
“step in the right direction” to taking
care of the environment.
Nelson noted that Nebraska was
second in the country in using re
cycled paper, “and we’re working
hard to be first.”
He also mentioned that the Platte
River had been placed on a list of the
country’s top 10 endangered rivers.
He said the inclusion of the river
would force Nebraskans to think about
how precious water was and ways to
conserve and protect it.
“As you continue to pursue your
studies, look for ways to be better
stewards of our land, water and air,”
Nelson said. “Look for ways to make
the planet a better place for all of us."
Earlier Thursday morning,atapress
conference at Agricultural Hall on the
State Fairgrounds, Nelson announced
plans for a new exhibit at the 1993
Nebraska State Fair.
“Earthbound,” an exhibit that will
highlight ties between energy, agri
culture and the environment, will in
clude booths, entertainment, an en
ergy park constructed of recycled
products and various other events and
“Earthbound will give Nebraskans
from business and industry, as well as
private citizens, an opportunity to
showcase their efforts to protect and
preserve the bountiful resources we
all enjoy,” Nelson said.
Nelson also announced the forma
tion of an alternate-fuels committee,
designed to develop ways to utilize
ethanol, methanol and other alterna
tives to fossil fuels. \
He said the 26-member committee
would find ways to reduce Nebraska’s
98 percent dependency on petroleum
for transportation purposes.
Through the committee, Nelson
said, 24 E-85 cars had been ordered
from General Motors. The cars, which
will be used by state government of
ficials, run on a fuel mixture of 85
percent ethanol and 15 percent gaso
Also, four ethanol-powered buses
had been ordered for the Lincoln
Maija Schellpeper dances to the disco beat at an off-campus “Disco Inferno" house party. It was Just one part of 24
Hours of Student Life — see Page 7.
Student hunt is on for summer jobs, housing
Search for apartments,
houses contributes to
By Mindy Leiter
" he scramble for summer housing is on in
Lincoln. And while some students spend
their free time looking for some sort of
summer shack, others have given up.
Clair Magnon, a Lincoln landlord and owner
of Pauley and Magnon Co., said he had seen
many students looking to rent his three-to-five
bedroom homes these past weeks. *
The students who rent from him, he said,
mainly are concerned with utility costs.
“They want to know how much the gas will
cost and whether the house has a refrigerator or
stove, phone and cable jacks,” he said.
John Moore, a junior philosophy major, is a
student on the landlord side of the equation
himself: He wants to sublet his house this
Moore said it was the first lime he had ever
rented his property.
“I’ve already had about a dozen people
through here,” he said.
Moore said he wasn’t too choosy about who
rented his property.
“I want somebody with cash to take care of
the lease when I am gone," he said.
Despite the number of people looking to find
roommates and housemates, finding the right
summer residence can be frustrating, espe
cially as students complete final projects and
study for exams.
Swati Shah, a senior computer science ma
jor, gave up the apartment hunt and decided to
move in with a friend for several weeks.
“Ijustdidn’ihave the time to concern myself
with it now,” she said.
She said she would try again to find an
apartment in several weeks.
“It just really depends on what 1 want and
whether 1 can find a roommate," she said.
Shah said she had answered want ads for
roommates only to find that the apartments
already had been leased.
She said she considered placing her own
want ad in the paper seeking a roommate.
“People arc pretty much set for the sum
mer,” she said.
Shelley Stall, a lawyer with Student Legal
Services, said students who were looking for
the perfect apartment off campus should be
ware and read their contracts carefully.
Stall said students should make sure their
rent contracts were specific and in writing.
She said students could check with Student
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Phones, outdoor work
popular among students,
placement official says
By Joel Strauch
As summer approaches, many students arc
in the hunt for temporary jobs.
“It’s harder for college students to
find jobs in the summer because they’re com
peting against high school students,’’ said Emily
Wilber, student employment specialist at the
Student Employment and Internship Center,
which helps students find jobs.
Wilber said most businesses needed less
help during the summer because many students
left Lincoln. But she added that that same
turnover could open positions for those stu
dents who remained in town.
The type of job a student should look for
depends on the individual, Wilber said.
Standard temporary job services, Wilber
said, as well as home and yard work, are
popular options. Telemarketing is also an op
tion in this area of the country, she said.
“Many students arc successful at it,” she
said. “Its flexible schedule makes it ideal for
“But it’s not for everybody.”
Greg Tognetti, a junior physics major, said
he would take almost any job, as long as it
wasn’t at a restaurant.
“I pretty much worked the field in high
school,” he said.
Tognetti said he wasn’t worried about find
ing summer employment.
“In a college town like this, a lot of people
leave for the summer, and jobs should open up,"
Junior Mall Felber has some definite criteria
in mind for the job he is seeking.
“I’d like a 40-hour-a-week job, preferably
outside, where lean move around,” Felber said.
Dan Holloway, a junior history major, said
he hoped to find a day job with good hours.
“I applied with the Lincoln Public Schools
for a job fixing up the buildings, but I haven’t
heard anything yet,” Holloway said.
“It should be easier to find a job during the
summer because a lot of people with jobs are
One popular outside job — lawn care — is
usually not an option for college students.
“We start too early and end too late to fit
most college students’ schedules,” said Tim
Bate of KB Lawn Care Co.
“I think it is more difficult to find a jpb
during the summer because a lot of the jobs are
taken earlier,” he said.
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