The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 18, 1996, Image 1

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Step Hup
Scott Bruhn/DN
UNL SENIOR Stacy Henry walks up the steps of the state Capitol Monday afternoon. Henry was on
her way to work in the governor’s office.
Participants learn
to deter terrorism
Conference stresses prevention
By Erin Gibson
Staff Reporter
When terrorists call, an ounce of
prevention is worth the lives of inno
cent Americans, instructors said Tues
day at the governor’s conference on
terrorism, which ends today on East
Instructors said participants from
across the state would take home plan
ning and response training to help
Nebraskans “make the terrorists go
somewhere else.” Preparation for a
terrorist act cdh deter terrorists, said
David Resing, an instructor and a se
nior analyst in the Special Programs
Directorate at the Center for Security
Strategies and Operations of
‘Terrorists plan for opportunities,”
Resing said.
Terrorists conduct reconnaissance
missions several times before select
ing a target, he said, and then decide
whether the selected target provides an
Terrorists might abandon a difficult
target, he said.
“The terrorist says, ‘That’s not
where we want to do this. There are
easier targets,’” Resing said.
During the three-day conference,
participants from Nebraska have
learned to deter terrorism by planning
how to handle the aftermath of a ter
rorist attack.
Government officials, police and
fire department representatives, emer
gency personnel and business leaders
made up the 150 conference partici
Please see TERRORISM on 6
Laboratory move means
By Kasey Kerber
Senior Reporter
The UNL Language Laboratory
coordinator hadn’t planned on moving
to a smaller space in a different build
ing where the chance of tape theft was
greater. _
But this year’s renovation of
Burnett Hall made a move inevitable.
Originally, Lyman Hall was consid
ered for the move, but a classroom and
office were made available in 115
Andrews Hall.
"We knocked out a wall to make
more room available,” said Hans
Gilde, coordinator of the language lab.
“Now we have a main large room and
a small office.”
The language lab lost space in the
move, Gilds said. It can now accom
modate only 32 students, compared to
last year’s maximum occupancy of 64
To compensate for the smaller
space, the language lab has expanded
its hours and encouraged students to
work with tapes outside the lab.
“We’ve gone from 43 to 58 Vi
hours,” Gilde said. “This has posed
budget problems for us.”
And staffing problems, too.
Gilde’s work study students went
from four to one this year, and teach
ing assistants are trying to make up for
the loss.
Tape theft could be another prob
lem for the lab.
Previously, students dropped off
tapes in an area that could be locked
up after a designated hour. Now, tapes
are dropped off in a cabinet located in
a side Andrews hallway and close to a
main exit.
Please see LAB on 6
Nelson dMacks Hagel’s plans for education cuts
By Matthew Waite
Senior Reporter
OMAHA—The Senate campaign-by-num
bers heated up Tuesday as Democratic Gov. Ben
Nelson called a (Hess conference to confront Re
publican challenger Chuck Hagel’s proposed
funding cut to education.
Nelson called Hagel’s across-the-board cuts
“mindless” and asked Hagel to release specific
information about where he would cut the U.S.
| Department of Education.
Hagel, who has said he would cut the de
partment 31 percent, said in a statement that
Nelson was protecting a “labyrinth of bureau
cracy.” He also criticized Nelson’s handling of
Nebraska property taxes, which fund local.
The campaign between Nelson and business
man Hagel for the seat vacated by retiring
Democratic Sen. James Exon has been a battle
over budget numbers.
Debates between the candidates have fo
cused mostly on arithmetic. Candidates have
been so critical of each other’s budget numbers
as to mockingly offer each other new calcula- <
Nelson spent late Tuesday morning in front
of charts detailing the U.S. Department of Edu
cation budget. He said for Hagel to get his pro- ‘
posed 31 percent cut, many programs, includ
ing PeH Grants, student loans and local educa
tion initiatives would have to be cut
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Please see NELSON on 6
Hagel releases tax information
while Nelson refuses challenge
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By Matthew Watte
Senior Reporter
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OMAHA—Gov. Ben Nelson said Tues
day that he would not release his income tax
returns as Chuck Hagel, his Republican op
ponent for U.S. Senate, had challenged him
to do.
Monday, Hagel released information
about his income taxes in response to
Nelson’s attacks on Hagel’s business record.
The Nelson campaign had charged that Hagel
had used income tax loopholes to avoid pay
ing the federal government.
In a statement Monday, Hagel said he
would release the disputed income tax
records—those from 1988 to 1992—if the
governor released his.
Hagel said in the statement that he paid
more thao $2 million in federal income taxes
in those four years. His cellular telephone
Please see TAXES on 7