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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 11, 1994)
By Jwtlca Curtis
Food served in the unions is now
being purchased from a major dis
tributor instead of the University Food
The switch to Pegler-Sysco oc
curred about a month ago, and so far
the program is going fine, said Rich
ard Williams, director of food ser
vices at the Nebraska Union.
“Things have been going very
well,” he said. “We anticipate there
will be no problems.”
Changing to a single provider like
Pegler-Sysco is a pilot project for Food
Services. Cost and product consis
tency were the main reasons for the
switch, Williams said.
“It will be, in my mind, a great
direction for the university.” he said.
In the past, food sold in the Ne
braska Union and the East Campus
Union was purchased mainly from the
University Food Stores. Williams said.
Food served in the food courts, such
as Burger King and Amigos, arc not
included in the change.
About 24 percent of the University
Food Stores’ business came from the
unions; 18 percent of that business
will be overtaken by Pegler-Sysco, he
Bread, dairy milk and soft drinks
still will be purchased from the Uni
versity Food Stores.
But the lost business was not a
shock to University Food Stores, said
stores manager Ron Burke.
“We had been positioning ourselves
for about a year now,” he said.
Williams said the benefits the large
distributor offered prompted the
switch. Dissatisfaction with Univer
sity Food Stores wasn’t a factor.
“It’s not that (University) Food
Stores is scalping me. It is more cost
efficient and more product consistent
to work with this type of distributor,”
Pegler-Sysco distributes food
throughout the Midwest and will be
able to provide food for all UNL’s
needs, he said.
“Pegler-Sysco is a distributor, not
a manufacturer,” Williamssaid. “They
buy directly from packers in Califor
nia ... they get the food from literally
around the world.”
An advantage to working with
Pegler-Sysco is that food can be or
dered directly with use of a computer
modem. Williams said computerized
food service gave UNL immediate
“It’s not the old days where a sales
person would come out and say an
item is on special this week,” Will
iams said. “This system advances us
into the '90s and the future for distri
bution and orders.”
I ncunions made me swi ten in Sep
tember, but planning started about a
year and a half ago. The process in
volved writing proposals and inter
Williams said the last six months
had been the most intense part of prepa
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for doing things simple.
“You have to have focus,” he said
“Mrs. B (Rose Blumkin, who founded
Nebraska Furniture Mart in Omaha)
had focus. Mrs. B never went to school
for a day in her life and ran rings
Buffett had to hire a new CEO for
a large financial institution he owned
that faced major debt. He said he had
only one day to make a character de
cision about 12 candidates and select
one who could work under pressure.
' The man he hired to head the com
pany was the man he thought was the
best person, not the smartest. Buffett
Buffett told the students he didn't
look at business class grades and re
sumes when he hired people.
“You can relax,” he said.
ASUN registers student voters
By M«lani« Braratort
Students have until Oct. 28 to
register or re-register to vote in the
A registration drive sponsored
by the ASUN Government Liaison
be held through
Union from 11
am. to 1 p.m.
vote she would like
to register as
many students to vole as possible.
“It seems like every vote counts,
whether or not we get 50 people to
vote or 100 people,” she said.
Hurtgen said if more students
voted in the November election,
Nebraska senators would realize
they had obligations to students as
“It seems like every year when
GLC lobbies,* senators say they
don't have to be accountable to
students since they don’t vote,” she
said. “This year, we want to say that
we got students to vote and that
students do care about what the
Students also can vote using ab
Kelly Guenzel, chief deputy
Lancaster County election commis
sioner, said students must request
an absentee ballot in writing and
send it to the commission.
The following items must be in
cluded in the request: the student's
name, the'address where they arc
registered to vote, the address to
send the ballot to and an explana
tion of their request.
Students also can fill out requests
for absentee ballots at the election
commission office, 555 S. Ninth St.
They may request absentee bal
lots until Nov. 4. Completed ballots
must be sent to the election com*
mission by Nov. 10.
Guenzel said 70 students had
already registered during the drive,
which was also held last week. She
said she expected more students to
register this week. During a 1992
voter registration drive before the
general election, 152 students reg
istered to vote.
Hurtgen said GLC members and
senators of the Association of Stu
dents of the University of Nebraska
had volunteered to serve as regis
trars for the drive. She said the
election commission also was as
sisting GLC with the registration
drive, as well as members of Stu
dents for (Bob) Kerrey and Stu
dents for (Jan) Stoney.
Other registration sites:
• Lincoln Literacy Center, 1901
S. 70th St., today from 7 p.m. to 8
• Hinky Dinky, 59lhand Adams
streets, Wednesday from 10 a.m. to
• East Park Plaza, 2(H) N. 66th
St., Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
• FirsTier Bank, 13th and M
streets, and NBC Bank, 12480 St.,
Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Super Kmart, 3300 N. 27th
St., Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• East Park Plaza, 200 N. 66th
St., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
• Super Saver, 56th and High
way 2 and 27th and Cornhusker
streets, Saturday from 10 a m. to
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