The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 26, 1994, Page 3, Image 3

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    CFA denies newspaper
Daily Nebraskan
gets no increase
in student funds
By Jody Holzworth
Staff Reporter
The Committee for Fees Alloca
tion denied an appeal Tuesday from
the Daily Nebraskan for a $5,000
increase in student fees.
The Daily Nebraskan was asking
for 11 cents more per semester per
student to help combat decreased ad
vertising revenues.
“This increase would help pay for
a paper students receive practically
for nothing every day,” Jeremy
Fitzpatrick, Daily Nebraskan editor,
The increase was needed only for
the 1994-95 school year until the news
paper hired a professional advertising
manager to increase revenues,
Fitzpatrick said.
Shawntell Hurtgen, CFA chair
woman, said the extra revenue was
not needed because the newspaper’s
printing costs were not rising next
“Student fees are responsible only
for Daily Nebraskan printing costs,”
Hurtgen said. “The allocation they
had last year is fine.”
Fitzpatrick said the recent eight
page newspapers were due to a lack of
advertising. UNL athletic coaches,
faculty and students have called and
complained about the newspaper’s
small size, he said.
A decrease in the newspaper’s qual
ity could continue if the Daily Ne
braskan was denied the increase,
Fitzpatrick said.
Hurtgen said students should not
have to pay for the newspaper’s own
“I have a real problem with us
paying for their staff not getting ads,”
she said.
Fitzpatrick said student fees only
accounted for $40,000 of the Daily
Nebraskan’s $600,000 budget. The
remaining money is earned through
“We provide $560,000 every year
so students can have a newspaper,”
Fitzpatrick said.
“The Daily Nebraskan has barely <
received any increases in funding for I
the past 10 years,” he said. “ASUN
committees have received increases <
every year.”
John Barrett, CFA vice chairman, i
said the Daily Nebraskan was a busi
ness and did not need as much support
as ASUN committees. i
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tioned why he did not re-read
Bjorklund his Miranda Rights when
he started asking about the murder.
Sorensen said he thought he did
not have to re-read the rights and that
it was Bjorklund who initiated the
Testimony from Lancaster County
Corrections officers also was admit
ted into evidence. The officers testi
fied on conversations they overheard
while Bjorklund was confined.
Officer Matt Rohrer said he over
heard a phone conversation where
Bjorklund said he wanted to go to trial
and plead guilty.
Rohrer overhead Bjorklund say the
electric chair would be better than
jail, and he wanted to fire his attorney.
Prosecutors have said they would
seek the death penalty against
Bjorklund said he wished the state
would just electrocute him and get it
over with, Officer Brad Johnson tes
Lincoln Police Sgt. Sandra Myers
is expected to take the stand today at
9:30 a.m. as the suppression hearings
Continued from Page 1
He also urged sportsmen to “join us
in a common campaign to reduce gun
The emphasis on crime follows
polls suggesting that crime has be
come the No. 1 concern of most Amer
The president also included a strong
pitch for overhauling the nation’s
welfare system.
He said his welfare reform package
would withhold certain benefits to
pregnant teens.
“We will say to teen-agers, if you
have a child out of wedlock, we will no
longer give you a check to set up a
separate household. We want families
to stay together.”
Welfare reform was given added
emphasis in the speech after Senate
Finance Committee Chairman Daniel
Patrick Moynihan of New York com
{>lained about inattention to the prob
em. His committee will handle both
health care and welfare reform.
Clearly the centerpiece of Cl inton’s
agenda remained his health care plan
—which would extend coverage to all
Americans, largely by requiring all
employers to pay 80 percent oi the
He called for bipartisan support for
health care reform and said: *Tor 60
years, this country has tried to reform
health care. President Roosevelt tried.
President Truman tried. President
Nixon tried. President Carter tried.
Every time, the powerful special in
terests defeated them. But not this
First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton,
the president’s chief adviser on health
care, was seated in the gal lery between
AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland
and Jack Smith, the chief executive
officer of General Motors.
More cost. Less
choice. More taxes.
Less quality. More
government control.
Less control for you
and your family.
Senate minority leader
At the top of his speech, Clinton
paid special tribute to former House
Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill Jr., who
died earlier this month. O’NeilJ’s el
dest son, Tommy O’Neill sat in the
gallery near Mrs. Clinton.
In the formal Republican response,
Senate GOP Leader Bob Dole sig
nalled a fierce election-year battle lay
ahead over health care, as he sharply
criticized Clinton’s plan.
“Our country has health care prob
lems, but no health care crisis,” said
Dole, as he delivered his party’s tele
vised response to Clinton’s speech.
Dole criticized the Clinton health
care plan as “a mountain of bureau
crats between you and your doctor.
“More cost. Less choice. More tax
es. Less quality. More government
control,” said Dole of the administra
tion’s proposals. “Less control for you
and your family.”
Dole challenged the president to
sign crime legislation that was as
strong as the rhetoric of his speech.
“The president used tough language
tonight—and that’s good,” said Dole.
“But will he act on it?”
Dole called for 10 new regional
prisons and tougher punishment, like
mandatory sentences for using a gun
while committing a crime, and death
sentences for drug kingpins.
Police search for missing man
From Staff Reports
The Lincoln Police Department is
requesting information about the dis
appearance of a Pakistani man miss
ing since Jan. 11.
Irfan Khan, 40, reportedly left his
Lincoln home and never returned.
He is described as 5 feet 8 inches
tall and 140 pounds with black hair
and brown eyes. Khan often used the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln li
brary, police said.
Anyone with information on
Khan’s whereabouts can contact the
Lincoln Police Department or Crime
Commission director resigns
By Paula Lavigne
Senior Reporter
At a Coordinating Commission
for Postsecondary Education meet
ing Tuesday, Executive Director
Bruce Stahl officially announced
his resignation after three years of
Although Stahl declined to com
ment pn why he resigned, he re
leased a statement Friday detailing
his ambitions as the founding exec
utive director when the commis
sion was officially established in
“Among the most difficult tasks
anyone can begin is one which is
fraught with nearly impossible
deadlines, inconsistent and unrea
sonable expectations, and a sub
stantial dose of old-fashioned Mis
souri pessimism, ‘ Show me,’ ” Stahl
said in his statement.
Controversy has surrounded the
commission since its conception.
The debate has focused on whether
the commission should act in a
governing or advisory capacity.
Stahl included a list of commis
sion accomplishments during the
East two years. Among the things
e cited was the creation of the
Commission’s Advisory Group and
reviews of the Nebraska College of
Technical Agriculture.
“Everything is critically impor
tant,” Stahl said. “It’s a culmina
tion of what everyone has done.”
Patsy Martin, communications
and special projects coordinator for
the commission, said Stahl’s resig
nation came as a surprise.
“The staff was completely un
aware of this,” Martin said.
Martin said she was not sure
why Stahl decided to resign.
“These positions are very diffi
cult jobs,” she said. “It’s a focus for
a lot of controversy.”
Stahl’s work in launching the
commission should be commend
ed, Martin said.
“He did what he did best for the
first two years,” Martin said. “He
was great in getting the staff up and
going. He was certainly well-qual
ified for what he had to do.
“We’ve accomplished a lot in a
short period of time.”
Martin said Stahl incorporated
high standards of work ethics, de
termination and inspiration in his
work with the commission.
Stahl officially will leave on or
before Aug. 31. He said he did not
know who would replace him.
Students to get
another chance
to voice opinion
From Staff Reports
Students with opinions about the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s
Strategic Plan and Vision Statement
will have the opportunity to be heard
in an open forum at tonight’s Associ
ation of Students of the University of
Nebraska meeting.
The Vision Statement sets forth
long-term goals for UNL. The Strate
gic Plan establishes steps to meet
those goals.
The Strategic Plan includes
strengthening and expanding UNL
honorsprograms; expanding research
opportunities for graduate and under
graduate students; expanding an ac
tive partnership with elementary, sec
ondary and other postsecondary insti
tutions; and developing additional
family housing opportunities for stu
John Benson, director of research
and planning at UNL, and Rita Kean,
chairwoman of the academic plan
ning committee, will attend the open
forum to field questions about the
Strategic Plan.
Keith Benes, president of ASUN,
said few students attended the Vision
Statement’s first open forum Jan. 11.
Anyone with opinions on the state
ment would benefit form today’s
meeting, he said.
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