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UNL policy stirs up smoke
By Kristin Armstrong
Smokers may be forced to stand
outside to fulfill their craving as of
Aug. 1, but not if John Snelling has
anything to say about it.
The University of Nebraska
Lincoln’s new clean air policy, which
will go into effect in two months, will
ban smoking inside any building as
well as within 10 feet of any facility
entrance or work site.
The policy, now called “The To
bacco Free Campus Policy,” began in
1988, and was revised last month to
reflect recent environmental health
research findings, according to a re
port by John Goebel, UNL’s vice
chancellor for business and finance.
Smokers against the policy met
last week in the East Campus Union to
discuss their views. The meeting was
led by Snelling, who is a supply con
trol clerk for Business Services at
Snelling told the crowd of about
15 smokers that the purpose of the
meeting was to form a committee. He
said he wanted to take action because
the university was taking away smok
“As long as we are paying taxes on
tobacco products, we should have
some say so,” Snelling said. “I have a
problem getting pushed around when
I’m paying taxes and non-smokers
Jack Hardy of the Nebraska De
partment of Revenue, said the funds
created by the sale of cigarettes in
1992 amounted to more than $36 mil
Hardy said if Nebraska raised the
sales tax on cigarettes another five
cents, this could bring in another
$728,027.65, most of which would go
to the university.
Snelling said based on these fig
ures, funds should be used for sepa
rate smoking areas in buildings. He
said this would allow smokers to re
main inside when they wanted to
smoke, but away from non-smokers.
“Why can’t the university spend
some of this money to keep the non
smokers happy?” Snelling said.
Snelling said his goal in forming a
committee would be to convince offi
cials to keep the policy that was estab
lished in 1988 without the current
The original “Clean Air Policy”
allowed smoking in designated areas
Snelling said that he wanted the
policy to be fair to both smokers and
“Anybody that wants to smoke
should be able to smoke,” Snelling
said. “In days of old, they use to make
colored people go to the back of the
bus—alter Aug. 1, we won’t even be
able to get on that bus.”
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“If President Massengale
would have accepted it or if stu
dents wouldn’t have rallied, the
$14 million would have been
closer to reality.”
More than 150 students
marched to the Stale Capitol dur
ing a March rally. That show of
support helped reduce the cuts,
“We saw a sense of urgency
that something may have to be
done,” he said. “Every two years,
it’s the responsibility of the stu
dents to remind senators that the
university is the state’s best re
source for ,a brighter future.”
Sen. Jofin Lindsay of Omaha
opposed the override, but said his
vote was not against higher edu
“I thought the governor was
frugal, he was selective in cuts,”
he said. “I thought the cuts were
well thought out”
Peterson said the legislative
session was good to the univer
sity, but the entire system must
continue to be aware of possible
future cuts. T'I~
“The university does need to
look at itself to find more effi
ciency,” he said. “The next time
the budget axe comes calling, we
can say we’ve made tough cuts in
Kerrey lauds UNL Food Processing Center
By Jean DeShazer
Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, who is con
sidered a key leader in the development of
the University of Nebraska’s Food Process
ing Center, was on hand to help the center
celebrate its 10th anniversary last Friday on
UNL’s East Campus.
The Food Processing Center, which
moved into the $11.5 million Food Industry
Building in 1990, began in 1983 as a re
source center for new Nebraskan food-pro
cessing businesses to provide advice on
start-up, federal and state regulations and
Since its beginning, Kerrey said the cen
Growing food is a strength in our state. We are good at it
and we should try to build on It.
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ter was the largest cause for the 150 new
foodjjrocessing businesses in the state.
“Growing food is a strength in our state/’
Kerrey said. “We are good at it and we
should try to build on it’’
Kerrey cited the center as the best of its
kind in the United States.
He said the focus of the center has always
been on stale business and jobs for Nebras
“The idea of being able to help big and
small business alike makes it even more
attractive,” Kerrey said.
In the center’s annual report, a list of new
entrepreneurs accounted for 25 new food
processing companies in 1992. The compa
nies represented a wide range of products
including farm-raised trout, gourmet cheese
cakes and goal cheeses.
Irv Omtvedt, vice chancellor of the Insti
tute of Agriculture and Natural Resources,
said that compared to a national average of
10 to 20 percent, 80 percent of food related
businesses added in Nebraska were still in
existence five years later.
“I think that says something about our
program,” Omtvedt said.
Stuart Miller, a representative from the
Department of Economic Development, said
although many public and private partner
ships organized by the state do not work, the
center was a perfect example of a successful
“If you look at this as an example, this is
the prototype,” Miller said.
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Forsythe said. “John Peters has been
an excellent dean — his departure is
a great loss to UNL but a fine addition
Joan Leitzel, senior vice chancel
lor for academic affairs at CJNL, said
an interim dean will serve a one-year
appointment. She said by Oct. 1, an
internal and external national search
will be conducted to find a permanent
replacement for Peters.
But, Leilzel said, the search would
not be easy.
"I anticipate it will take some time
to find a person of Dean Peters’ con
siderable academic and administra
tive caliber,’’ she said.
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live GPA in high school core classes
of English, mathematics, science and
social sciences of at least 2.0.
Grooters said an athlete must make
“satisfactory progress towards a ma
jor” to keep their scholarship.
Nebraska football coach Tom
Osborne, who during his tenure has
helped the Cornhuskcr football team
lead the nation in academic All-Ameri
cans, said he stressed to his players
that their reason for being at UNL was
to study and cam a degree.
“Their No. 1 reason for being here
is to graduate,” Osborne said.
He said his players were required
to go to every class and tutorial ses
sion assigned to them.
“At the beginning of the year, the
players are each given five points,”
Osborne said. “If they miss a class or
a tutorial session, a point is taken
away. If a player would happen to lose
all five points, he could not play in the
Osborne said one reason many foot
ball players fail to graduate is because
they decide to go to play profession
But graduation was still necessary
because professional football wasn’t
the answer for everyone, he said.
“Fifty percentof the pro football play
ers leave broke,” Osborne said l‘It is
critical to have a degree.”
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