The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 28, 1996, Page 7, Image 7

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    NU regents
approve more
garage funds
REGENTS from page 1
year sooner,” she said.
The improvements project was originally
going to cost $36.1 million. The project will be
completed by June 1999.
Regent Charles Wilson of Lincoln said the
plan would keep the project within that budget,
avoiding problems that NU has faced with the
Lied TVansplant Center, where construction es
timates exceeded the predicted cost of the
Board members also moved to help avoid
another problem: the passage of ballot initia
tives 411 and 412.
The regents voted to endorse a statement
signed by higher education administrators that
opposes the initiatives, saying funding for higher
education would be cut if they passed.
Regent Rosemary Skrupa of Omaha said it
was not the board’s place to take a stance on
**We*ll have tnhrimnn everv rieoislative hill\
that affects the university’s status, and that’s a
very dangerous thing to do,” Skrapa said. “I
can’t recall when we started endorsing constitu
tional amendments.”
Regent Drew Miller of Papillion said the
board should take a stance “just for this one spe
cial case.”
3 In other regents news, the board:
—Reversetfthe denial of tenure by the UNL
Department of Chemistry for assistant chemis
try professor Jody Redepenning.
— Approved spending an additional
$775,600 for repairs and improvements to the
Nebraska Unions and University Bookstore.
— Approved the purchase of 300 digital
parking meters at UNL for $50,000 with sur
plus parking revenue funds. Most meters at UNL
were bought in 1959 and require frequent re
pairs, Jones said.
— Allotted $300,000 to buy land and the
Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house at 420 Uni
versity Terrace.
Jiff Calderon/DN
TOMMIE FRAZIER runs onto the field at Memorial Stadium Saturday evening before Nebraska’s game against the University
of Kansas. Fraziei; who led the Cornhuskers to two national championships, was honored in a pre-game ceremony in whicfi his
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Stars lose opener, still shine in Lincoln’s eyes
STARS from page 1
ally are great for just the Stars’ first game.”
Hie Lancers brought a large contingent of
fans who sat in the north section of the arena.
Fans in the general admission seats included Dan
Dittman, a UNL sophomore from Omaha.
‘I’m from Omaha, but tonight I’m rooting
for the Stars,” Dittman said.
Many other students from Omaha, who were
long-time Lancer fans, woe quick to turn on
their old team.
“The Stars are going to catch on quick, it’s a
lot better than Lancer games,” UNL sophomore
Kyle Vohl said.
The only complaint was a 15 to 20-minute
wait for the men’s bathroom.
The long bathroom lines might be a result of
the Stars offering six beers on tap at the arena.
“The concessions are great,” JLJNL senior
Randy Puschsaid. “ft’s a lot cheaper than Tex-,
pected. It’s great to have this kihdtff selection.?
I’U definitely come to another game.”
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Concession stand worker Jaque Ratliff said
jeer and hot dogs were the biggest sellers.
“We’ve been very busy, but customers have
jeen very nice,” Ratliff said. “No one’s been
The ‘Ice Box” is the converted State Fair
Coliseum. Game seats allow fens to be close to
the action, and provide a good view of the ice,
fens said.
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a fight tonight.
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