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Lincoln waits to see if Omaha’s
recycling bin success continues
By Jenny Parmenter
Omaha residents got an early
Christmas present in December, but it
wasn’t from St. Nick. It was from the
city’s sanitation department.
And according to an Omaha offi
cial, a majority of citizens are using
the gift — a green plastic recycling
The bins were distributed to resi
dents’ homes during the last two weeks
of December, as part of a curb-side
recycling program that began Jan. 2.
“So far the program is going along
great,” said Norm Jackman, Omaha
city engineer. “Participation is around
85 percent, when we only expected 50
percent participation. With the old
blue bag program, we were only col
lecting 20 tons a day; now we collect
up to 50 tons a day.”
Omaha citizens are encouraged to
put newspapers, aluminum and tin
cans, glass bottles and plastics in the
containers for pickup on their normal
collection day, he said.
The new program is running a few
days behind, causing the public to
grumble a little.
“It’s a fact of life,” Jackman said.
“When a new program is initiated, the
transition may be a little rough. Our
employees are still being trained and
need to adjust to the collection.”
With such a participation rate, Lin
coln residents may wonder if such a
program might be initiated soon in the
Gene Hill, Lincoln city engineer,
said Lincoln wasn’t currently looking
into the bin program, or any other
curb-side recycling pickup.
But depending on the success of
the Omaha bin program, that might
“We are satisfied with the way the
drop-off program is running currently,
but we will keep an eye on the Omaha
situation and re-evaluate in a few
years,” Hill said.
He cited economic reasons for not
having curb-side recycling.
“Under the curb-side pickup, it
would cost the city $120 per ton,
whereas now with our drop-off recy
cling program, the city pays $40 per
ton,” he said.
If citizens want their recyclables
picked up at the curb, private firms are
listed in the blue pages in the phone
book. These firms cost $2 to $4 per
The estimated cost for the Omaha
garbage and recyclables collection is
$4.72 per household every month. The
plastic recycling bins are included in
Nelson strives for job link system
By Todd Anderson
UNL graduates who leave Ne
braska because they think few jobs
are available may be heading in the
In fait, business and industry lead
ers acrdss Nebraska have expressed
concern for a lack of employees to fill
positions and a “brain drain” of col
lege graduates leaving the state.
To help solve the problem, Gov.
Ben Nelson recently proposed to the
Legislature a program called Work
Nebraska, which would help find
skilled workers good jobs.
The program is “aimed at revers
ing the trend of people leaving Ne
braska by helpingthem identify avail
able work opportunities in the state,”
Nelson said in a statement.
The program would create a job
link system between employers and
prospective employees, particularly
in skilled labor. It would include a
community-based recruitment pro
gram, a continuous employment con
ditions survey, and a job training and
Dara Troutman, Nelson’s press
secretary, said the program was de
signed to fill available positions with
recent college graduates. It also is
designed to move employees from
positions for which they are over
qualified into positions best suited to
Troutman said Nelson’s adminis
tration had created more than 82,000
jobs over the last five years. She said
Nebraska also was growing—bring
ing in new pharmaceutical and com
puter-related companies, for example.
According to the findings of a
Michigan State University study, some
of the areas with the most job avail
ability nationwide are business man
agement and advertising, engineering
technologies, computer sciences and
Geri Cotter, acting director for the
University Career Planning and Place
ment Center, said these results matched
the available job scene in Nebraska.
The study also identified areas that
were less favorable.
Many students choose areas such
as English language and literature,
social sciences and psychology. De
mand for these areas is not as high as
Cotter said, however, that students
shouldn’t be discouraged from pursu
ing careers because they have a strong
interest in them. Job opportunities exist
in all areas, and the difference is the
level of competition for the available
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Law & Order
Police on Thursday arrested a man who
allegedly assaulted another man by cutting
his throat, according to Lincoln police.
James Lame, 25, was booked on second
degree assault and use of a weapon to com
mit a felony, Sgt. Ann Heermann said.
Anthony Boltz was found unconscious
Wednesday in a driveway on the 2900 block
of P Street.
A third man, who lives at the house where
Boltz’s body was found, told police that
Lame and Boltz were intoxicated when they
came to his house Tuesday night, Heermann
Police originally classified the case as
attempted homicide but downgraded it to
second-degree assault after investigation,
— Chad Lorenz
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