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Reality grounds spring break flight fantasies
By Paula Lavigne
If a spring break trip to the sunny
shores of Florida or the snow-capped
mountains of Colorado sounds nice,
local travel agents say you’d better
check your oil, because chances of
booking a flight out of Lincoln are
When spring fever hits late, they
said, the best air fares — and the best
seats — have already been snatched
With fewer than three days until
spring break for Nebraska universi
ties, Velma Lassen, manager of AAA
Travel Agency, said it was impos
sible to get a seat going out of Lin
coln to Denver on Friday.
Students who want to travel to
other popular spring break destina
tions — Mexico, Florida or South
Padre Island, Texas—will face higher
air fare rates and may not be able to
book a flight at all.
“If we wait until this late, the fares
are going to be out of the budget,” she
said. “Most things at the last minute
are smaller trips, not as long, and
they usually do it on their own.”
If a student started planning a
spring break trip to South Padre Is
land today, he or she would have to
pay $500 for a round-trip ticket and
possibly $80 a night for a hotel room.
The later the purchase, she said,
the higher the fare.
Kyle Gottschaik, a travel agent
with Lincoln Travel, said March 3
was the end of the last air war.
Since then, he said, fares have
been on the rise, except for destina
tions such as Phoenix and Las Vegas,
which are served by Southwest Air
“With MTV going to Lake Havasu
in Arizona, that’s a great place to
go,” he said.
Flights to Daytona Beach, Fla.,
and South Padre Island are booked,
“If you want to go to Padre, I’d
have to say it’s going to be a long
drive,” he said.
The best alternative for a last
minute planner would be a road trip
to Colorado, he said, where a lot of
ski resorts still have vacancies for
condos and hotels.
The cheapest fare, he said, would
be a $78 round-trip ticket to Chicago
on Southwest Airlines.
Although flying to spring break
destinations is becoming more popu
lar every year, he said alternatives
such as Amtrak and Greyhound were
But Amtrak representatives said
those seats were also going fast. The
westbound Amtrak leaving Lincoln
on Friday is sold out. Fewer than 10
seats remain for a Saturday depar
A student could take Amtrak and
leave Lincoln for Winter Park, Colo,
on Saturday and return the next Sat
urday for Amtrak’s regular fare of
To avoid the hassle and high fares,
Gottschalk said students should start
planning their vacations around the
end of January.
' Mary Gordon, a senior psychol
ogy major, said she and seven of her
friends started planning their trip to
Orlando, Flai; in January.
Gordon said her group found low
air fares, rental car and lodging rates.
“If we waited until this week,” she
said, “we wouldn’t be going any
Vegetarian-sponsored event to hit Crane Rivei
From Staff Reports
Lincoln residents will be asked to
“kick the meat habit” for at least a
few days on Sunday and Monday in
conjunction with the Great American
The 11th annual meatout is spon
sored nationally by the Farm and
Animal Reform Movement in Wash
Events, ranging from information
tables to vegetarian festivals, are
planned at more than 500 locations
throughout the United States and
The purpose of the meatout is to
inform people of the impact of meat
based diets and the intense level of
animal agribusiness, said the Ne
braska Vegetarian Society.
The Lincoln chapter of the Ne
braska Vegetarian Society is spon
soring the fourth annual Vegetarian
Awareness Festival on Sunday at
Crane River Brewpub and Cafe at
11th and P streets. The festival will
be from noon to 4 p.m.
Crane River will provide an all
you-can-eat vegetarian buffet and
cooking demonstrations. There will
be door prizes and live music by
Champaign Jerry and the Vegetar
Tickets are $8 in advance and $ 10
at the door. Children under 12 will be
admitted for half price. Tickets are
available at Crane River and Open
Harvest at 16th and South streets.
The meatout is endorsed by sev
eral national organizations, includ
ing Rainforest Action Network, In
stitute for Food and Development
Policy and United Farm Workers.
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Names of finalists have not offi
cially been released by Penn State.
An announcement is expected by May
or June, said Carol Herrmann, spokes
woman for the selection committee.
UNL sources said Spanier was
scheduled to be in the University
Park, Pa., area on Thursday and Fri
day for a possible job interview.
UNL spokeswoman Phyllis Larsen
confirmed that Spanier would be off
campus beginning Wednesday after
noon for “spring break activities with
his family.” However, she didn’t com
ment on where Spanier was going.
Speculation about the chancellor’s
intent to stay at UNL continues to
grow. The Daily Nebraskan reported
last week that he was a prime con
tender for the presidency at the Uni
versity of Washington, but he later
declined the position.
The Lincoln Journal reported
Tuesday that both Spanier and his
wife turned down UW jobs because
* of the strong possibility of returning
to Penn State.
Spanier worked at Penn State in
University Park from 1973 to 1982.
His wife, Sandra Spanier, who is a
UNL associate professor of English,
received her master’s and doctorate
degrees from Penn State.
Spanier declined Tuesday to an
swer questions about Penn State.
“I have made it very clear that I do
not comment on rumors about my
employment status,” Spanier said
Tuesday. He labeled recent media
reports of his future as “sloppy and
Robert Burgess, a human devel
opment professor at Penn State, said
he worked with Spanier in the late
1970s. Burgess said he had not heard
Spanier was a presidential finalist.
“That’s been top secret stuff
around here,” he said.
UNL student Regent Andrew
Loudon said he couldn’t comment on
Spanier’s candidacy for the Penn State
jobvbut said rumors of Spanier leav
ing UNL did not help the university.
“If he doesn’t get the job, it will
undermine his ability to effectively
administer the campus,” Loudon said.
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sion districts. Three of the appointed
regents would have come from each
of Nebraska’s three congressional
districts. One would have been ap
pointed at large.
Later, a motion was made to ad
vance LR29CA in its original form,
which called for nine appointed re
gents. The motion received only four
of the five votes it needed for ad
vancement. A motion was also made
by Sen. David Bemard-Stevens of
North Platte to kill the bill, but was
Sen . Ardyce Bohlke of Hastings,
who sponsored the bill, could have
voted for advancement, but instead
did not vote.
“It wasn’t going to go anywhere,”
Wili LR29CA ever get out of com
“Not unless there’s divine inter
vention,” Bohlke said.
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some areas of the College of Arts and
“I want to act as a liaison from
students to deans and faculty,” she
Woods said she was not a very
political person but has two goals as
an ASUN senator.
“I would like ASUN to deal with
more graduate concerns.” And
Woods also hopes to get the name of
the museum studies program out to
“Not many people know about it,”
Woods said she didn’t know if
sharing a name with a campus build
ing helped her get elected but she
said it hadn’t helped her with profes
“It hasn’t helped me with grades;
I can tell you that.”
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