The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 28, 1994, Image 1

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■ Frazier's blood clot reduces In size, Page 7
Arts & Entertainment
■ Dance artist makes semester stop at UNL, Page 9
PAGE 2: U.S. suffers first fatality in Haiti
has clot
By Pwk Satwaon _
Senior Reporter
Nebraska quarterback Tommie
Frazier’s blood clot could turn out to
be a minor injury, but that’s not what
Guy McIntyre’s blood clot turned out
to be.
I | McIntyre, an of
tensive lineman
with the Green
Bay Packers, was
injured during
Green Bay’s 16
10 victory over
Minnesota on
Sept. 4.
_ . i ne racKers
naB*r team doctors ini
tially thought the injury was a bruised
calf, until it swelled.
With Frazier, Nebraska coaches
thought his injury also was a bruised
calf, which he suffered in the
Cornhuskers’49-21 win over UCLA.
Frazier missed part of practice last
Monday because of the injury but
came back to start against Pacific last
Frazier remains in Bryan Memo
rial Hospital today. Nebraska coach
Tom Osborne said he was unsure when
Frazier would be released.
Aaron Popkey of the Green Bay
public relations office told the Daily
Nebraskan on Tuesday that McIntyre
went through a process sim i lar to what
Frazier is going through.
“His status went from be ingout for
three weeks to six months,” Popkey
said. “Apparently, with the medica
tion he is on. it prevents the clotting.
If he were to get hit and bruised, there
wouldn’t be any clotting, and it could
become a major internal bleeding
McIntyre is out until mid-Decem
ber, but he still is working out with the
team in noncontact situations. He is
also taking anti-coagulates, a type of
blood thinner.
Frazier also is taking blood thinner
to reduce the clot. Osborne said the
clot was 40 to 50 percent reduced.
Accordi ng to the Green Bay (W is.)
See FRAZIER on 8
Gas main ruptures near campus
Shaun Sartin/DN
The Lincoln fire and police departments and University Police close a 20-square-block area around the Qeorge W. Beadle
Center Tuesday afternoon when a gas leak was discovered In the area. Below, officials gather on 19th Street near Vine
Street to discuss the situation.
Leak closes
20-block area
By John Fulwld»r _
Staff Reporter
A buildup of natural gas in a
manhole near the Beadle Center
forced police to close off a 20
square-block area just outside City
Campus on Tuesday.
The leak at 20th and Vine streets
occurred when a gas main, six
inches in diameter, ruptured be
neath a manhole just feet from the
George W. Beadle Center, Deputy
Chief Ron Kennett of the Lincoln
Police Department said.
Kennett said the Beadle Center
definitely was in danger. Gas leaked
into the basement of the center, ,
which will be the new home for
biological research at the Univer
sity of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“There could have been a big
hole right there where the Beadle
Center is,” he said, pointing to the
$32 million project.
But Lincoln Fire Department
See GASLEAK on 6
Money, education are concerns for regent candidates
More cost controls
in Miller’s plans
By KtoOra JantMn
Senior Reporter
Drew Miller has big plans for the NU Board
of Regents.
Miller, a candidate in the 4th District race,
said that if elected to the board, he would try to
improve its conduct and to encourage the uni
versity to adopt techniques that would help
control administrative costs. He said he also
would encourage the university to promote
agriculture and business growth in Nebraska.
“It is not the job of the Board of Regents to
run the University of Nebraska,” Miller said,
“but it is their job to improve the university.”
Miller said he would improve the conduct of
the board by encouraging lull, public disclo
sure of board actions.
“A basic principle of government is that
people have the right to know,” Miller said.
Miller said his business experience would
help him encourage the university to adopt
techniques that would help cut administrative
“Administrative costs at the university are
not horrible or bad or poorly run,” he said, “but
any organization needs to always, always work
at controlling costs.”
Miller said he could make the university
more aware of techniques that businesses used
to control costs.
“I deal with these issues all the time," he
Miller already has proposed the creation of
a regent subcommittee devoted solely to spon
soring program evaluations and other work to
reduce administrative costs at the university.
If the university can show the Nebraska
Legislature that it is doing a good job of con
trolling costs, it will have a better chance of
getting its budget through the Legislature, he
Business councils
Miller also said he would encourage the
university to promote agriculture and business
growth in Nebraska by proposing the creation
See MILLER on 3
Instruction quality
important to Hoch
By PePw Jam—n
Senior Reporter
The Uni versify ofNebraska faces some tough
challenges, and Nancy Hoch says she’s ready
to take them on.
Hoch is seeking re-elec
tion to represent Nebraska’s
4th District on the Univer
sity of Nebraska Board of
Regents. She was elected to
the board in 1982 and again
in 1988. Hoch was the board
chairwoman in 1989.
One of the most serious
challenges facing the uni
versity, Hoch said, is the struggle to maintain
quality amid a revenue crunch.
“On the one side, we have tremendous de
mand for increased access,” Hoch said. “On the
other hand, we have reduced revenue. Our most
important job is to ensure that we don’t lose
quality in that crunch."
Hoch said her broad experience would be
useful as the university faced such challenges.
She said one of her greatest concerns was
thatthe university maintain quality classroom
“Highereducation nationally is really under
siege,” Hoch said. ‘‘We won’t escape that chal
lenge in Nebraska, We want to watch every
dollar we put into the classroom and into the
university generally.”
Hoch said the regents should focus on major
issues, such as classroom instruction, minority
involvement and stewardship of facilities. She
said the regents should not focus on small
issues, such as which vendors should be in the
Nebraska unions.
One important function of the board is to
select good leaders and empower them to serve,
she said. Hoch said the quality of leadership in
the university system was strong.
University leaders
Hoch said all university campuses had su
perb leadership. The NU system also has'an
excellent leader in President Dennis Smith.
See HOCH on 3