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ASUN plans ‘happy’ meeting
From Staff Reports
Swamped with Homecoming and regents
meeting preparations, Wednesday night’s
meeting probably will be the least of ASUN
senators’ worries, President Keith Benes
, The only resolution up
for senate consideration
is one commending
UNL football coach Tom
Osborne for his 200th
“It’s going tobeahap^
py, feel-good meeting,”
Benes said the Association of Students of
the University of Nebraska office was buzz
ing with preparations for Friday’s NU Board
of Regents meeting and this week’s Home
Student leaders will nave luncn witn re
gents Friday at the Wick Alumni Center, he
Senators will approach regents with ques
tions and concerns, he said.
Benes, the University of Nebraska-Lin
coln student regent, said he would be busy
getting ready for the Friday afternoon meet
Regents will vote on whether to approve
UNL Chancellor Graham Spanier’s propos
al to replace a parking lot north of the
Nebraska Union with green space—orwhat
Benes said he called a “grassy knoll.”
Benes said he would write a letter to the
regents prior to the meeting to voice student
concerns about green space.
“We’re going to present our case and let
them vote it up,” he said.
Benes said student senators would be
busy with homecoming activities this week.
ASUN’s electoral commission is in charge
of counting student votes for homecoming
royalty. Senate members also co-host a pre
game tailgate party at Broyhill Fountain.
The ad hoc committee ASUN formed to
study strategic planning issues on campus
also is keeping senators working hard, Benes
The seven-member committee is devel
oping a short list of priorities for campus
improvement from the student perspective.
This committee will look at projects such as
green space and Richards Hall renovations.
College Republicans pucker up
for Homecoming, heterosexuality
By Alan Phelps
A College Republican kissing booth Wednes
day at Broyhill Plaza is not meant to have any
moral significance, the group’s treasurer said.
Mark Byars said posters around campus
urging students to smooch in support ofhetero
sexual ity and Christopher Columbus were a bit
“The posters are kind of wild and crazy
things,” he said. “Mainly what it is is a home
Shawntell Hurtgen, secretary of College
Republicans, said nearly 20 kissers of both
sexes would be on hand between 11 a.m. and 1
p.m. to pucker up for 50 cents. Part of the
proceeds, she said, would go to charity..
If urtgen said she thought the booth would be
fuotind a good way to promote heterosexual ity,
something she said College Republicans be
“I think during Coming Out Week, it (het
erosexuality) is kind of put on the back burner,”
she said. “I think it’s a nice promotion.
“It’s just like the booth the homosexuals
I think during Coming Out
Week, It (heterosexuality)
Is kind of put on the back
had,” she said, referring to a Gay and Lesbian
Student Association information booth in Ne
braska Union on Monday.
The College Republicans’ booth isn’t meant
to criticize homosexuality, Hurtgcn said.
“We’re not actively coming out against any
certain group,” she said. “It’s just the students
that will be in the booth and working in the
booth will be heterosexuals.”
Homosexuals can kiss people in the booth,
she said, but only those of the opposite sex.
“They’re welcome to kiss someone in the
booth, just of the opposite sex,” Hurtgcn said,
“We’re not discriminating against anyone, we
just have certain rules.”
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of bicycle, truck
By Amy Hopfensperger
Two University of Nebraska-Lin
coln students were cited for negli
gence in an automobile accident in
volving a bicycle Monday next to
Kevin Kolb, a senior advertising
major, refused medical treatment at
the scene of the accident when the 18
spded Schwinn bicycle he was riding
and a 1986 N issan pickup truck driven
by UNL student Cnad Helmke coll id
The truck was turning off of an
access road between Richards Hall
and the south entrance of the stadium.
Kolb said the truck did not make a
complete stop at a stop sign at the end
of the road as Kolb began passing on
the sidewalk in front of the truck.
Helmke could not be reached for
The truck collided with Kolb, but
he sustained no injuries.
The police report shows an esti
mate of $200 damage to the truck.
The Lincoln Police Department
issued citations to both Helmke and
Kolb following the accident. Helmke
was ticketed for failure to yield. Kolb
was cited for not licensing his bike.
Lincoln Police Sgt. Ann Heermann
said the accident reflected a trend of
bicycle accidents in Lincoln.
Heermann said the number of bike
car accidents was more common near
the university campus.
Heermann said statistics for 1993
were not available, but she said recent
rates have not been unusual in com
parison to past statistics. In 1991,200
bike accidents were reported; in 1992,
the number rose to 206.
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college at both universities. Engineer
ing courses are fil 1 ing at both campus
es, he said.
Critics of the UNO college have
said two engineering colleges were
unneeded because they would dupli
cate each other. But Sokol said that
wasn’t the issue.
“If a need exists, is duplicating a
sin if there is a different role and
mission?” Sokol said.
UNO is not planning to duplicate
UNL’s research and graduate pro
grams, he said.
Although he did not have exact
figures, Sokol said cost for the college
could include adding a new building,
seven new faculty members and new
Senate members who spoke at the
meeting said Chen and Sokol’s pre
sentation did not provide enough in
formation for them to make a sound
Wanda Leonard, UNL associate
professor of agricultural economics,
said money for the college would be
hard to get in a time of budgetary
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