Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 3, 1993)
*1 H. I -^SP0RTS -^A&E
pV|l|f 7 | Roundball Redoin'it
“ S& ■—r
\ MjWCI ^—'SKiSr ««
1nuL/1cIl)J\c1I l g~ liib
New recycling chief takes out the trash
cheer Ekart’s efforts
By Jody Holzworth
UNL environmental groups don’t think
Dale Ekart’s recycling plans are abunch
“I think what Dale Ekart is doing is fantas
tic,” said Mark Petersen, Ecology Now presi
dent. “We are glad to have someone of his
caliber heading the (recycling) program.”
Ekart is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The recycling efforts of Ecology Now and
the Environmental Resource Center provided
Ekart with background information to help
design a campuswide program. The two groups
began recycling aluminum cans in the the
university unions and residence halls two years
ago. Through trial and error, they found the best
locations for recycling containers and the best
type of containers.
Because student groups did not have the
resources to start a campusw ide program, Ecol
ogy Now and the center see Ekart as a big push
behind recycling efforts.
“Having someone in the position to do a
more organized recycling effort campuswide is
a definite advantage,” Petersen said.
Galen Wray, the resource center director,
said Ekart’s approach to the program would
make it successful.
Ekart has said he would phase in the recy
cling program. Office paper and cardboard
recycling bins will be installed at 12 campus
Ekart isdoing his homework, Wray said. He
is testmgTTew recycling locations and differ
ent containers, and working closely with the
custodial staff in the program.
Both campus environmental groups have
high hopes for future recycling at the universi
“The program should make recycling avail
able toeveryone,” Wray said. “It should be easy
for people on campus to recycle and provide
people the information to do the type of recy
cling they need.”
Petersen said the university should recycle a
variety of goods, including glass and card
board. Recycling also should be made easy, he
“We need a recycling program that every
one on campus has easy access to,” Petersen
Ecology Now has volunteered to continue
helping Ekart. Petersen said the group could
provide Ekart with the people power to move
recycling bins or do other tasks. The group also
is producing a fact sheet about the program and
campus recycling locations.
Dale Ekart, UNL's recycling coordinator, said recycling cardboard was the
university’s latest project. The university-wide recycling project should
begin in a couple weeks, Ekart said.
‘Garbage man’ studies
By Jody Holzworth
UNL’s garbage is one man’s living.
Dale Ekart, recycling coordinator at
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
was hired to ensure campus garbage is properly
The job sounds easy enough, but environ
mental concerns make Ekart’s duties a chal
Ekart, who has worked as a private consult
ant for several other recycling programs in the
state, makes all recycling decisions at UNL.
“It’s like starting a business from scratch,”
Up to this point, UNL has had no official
recycling policy. Student organizations, in
cluding Ecology Now and the Residence Hall
Association, work with the Environmental
Resource Center to recycle aluminum cans and
Ekart’s job is to take that work one step
Ekart said he planned to begin recycling
cardboard and office paper in 12 campus loca
tions within the next few weeks.
Recycling containers foroffice paper will be
placed in Architecture Hall, Burnett Hall,
Oldfather Hall, South Memorial Stadium,
Seaton Hall and the Administration Building,
Cardboard recycling containers will be made
available at the Nebraska Unions, the Univer
sity Bookstore, the athletic training table area
and in areas with vending machines.
Ekart’s placement decision was based, in
part, on suggestions from garbage collectors.
“I rode the garbage truck route on campus to
see what was being thrown away and how
much,” Ekart said.
If recycling proves successful in the heavy
use areas, Ekart said the recycling program
would expand to residence halls and East Cam
The number of products being recycled also
will increase, he said. The program eventually
will include cans, computer paper, newspaper
Ekart said recycl ing was a “simple, complex
problem.” It’s simple to educate people and get
them to recycle, he said, but the details of
recycling programs can be tedious and confus
“My experience has been that people are
aware of recycling and want to recycle as long
as it is easy and convenient,” Ekart said. “Set
out a recycling barrel and they will fill it.”
See RECYCLE on 6
Bullets entered into evidence
details at trial
By Dionne Searcey
and Jen Zeleny
Jurors heard details Tuesday
of UNL student Candice
Harms’ autopsy where three bul
lets and a full-metal jacket were
found in her skull.
Prosecutors entered the items
t h e
degree murder trial.
Cheryl Knuth, a former investi
gator with the Lincoln Police De
partment, testified examiners found
a piece of duct tape attached to
Harms’ hair. ICnuth also said exam
iners found piecesoflead in Harms*,
hair during the autopsy.
Harms was positively identified
during the autopsy by her finger
prints, said Marlin Rauscher, coor
dinator of the Lincoln Police De
partment identification laboratory.
Harms’ fingerprints taken in
1984 matched a print taken Dec. 7,
1992, from her body, he said.
He retrieved the print from the
index finger of her rignt hand, which
Rauscher said had to be pried open.
Harms’ right hand, Rauscher
said, was in a ,Jvery clenched, tight
fisted position with the fingers
tucked into the palm area.”
Prosecutors also entered into
evidence photos of Harms’ autopsy
aadm barrette that was attached to
Despite defense objections, the
judge accepted paperwork
Bjorklund filed at a local gun store
before buying a .38 caliber weap
In February 1992, Roger
►Three buMets and • fuB-matal Jackal
were found in Harms'akul after an
autopsy was performed. The hems
were entered Into evidence.
► Bjorklund purcheaed a .38 catoer
revolver for $201.82 In February 1992.
Prosecutors afleoe the gun was used
In the slaying of Harms.
Bjorklund purchased the five-shot
revolver for $201.82 at Archer
Arms, 3295 A St., store clerk Vicki
The gun Bjorklund purchased
and the .38 caliber revolver police
recovered were similar, but could
not be positively identified because
no serial number was found on the
gun, Longsine said.
The revolver, a Brazilian im
port, is a common weapon, she
said, but five-shot revolvers are
rare in this area.
Lancaster County Attorney Gary
Lacey continued building the pros
ecution's foundation Tuesday by
See TRIAL on 6
may be open meetings
By Matthew Waite
Candidate interviews for the
NU presidential post this
week probably will be open
to the public, a university official said
But some regents said they were
concerned for the candidates’ priva
The full board must vote Thursday
to open the interviews, but chairman
John Payne of Kearney plans to rec
ommend they do it, NU corporation
secretary J.B. Milliken said. Payne
could not be reached for comment.
In a recent interview with an Oma
ha newspaper, Nebraska Attorney
General Don Stenberg said that be
cause of Nebraska public meeting
laws, candidate interviews should be
The NU Board of Regents will
interview Thursday and Friday the
four finalists named to replace Martin
Masscngale as University of Ncbras
Stenberg, who could not be reached
for comment Tuesday, said the law
allowed meeting to be closed only if
information gained from them could
damage the candidate's reputation,
Milliken said regents could close
the end of the interview for personal
“There will be, as the law says, a
time at the end of the meeting (which
would be held in) closed session,”
Regent Rosemary Skrupa of Oma
ha said that although she agreed the
meetings should be open, Stenberg
didn't nave any right to make the
recommendation to the board.
“He should not give an opinion on
who should be there or not/ she said.
Skrupa said she was hesitant to
open the meetings because of private
matters that would be discusskl dur
ing the interview.
The board has been criticized for
past decisions to open or close meet
See OPEN on 6
Powered by Open ONI