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The great wall
I Many Nebraska athletes have had to overcome
I the mental and physical challenges of “hitting
1 the wall” at the collegiate level. PAGE 9
Goodbye, blue eyes
Senior Reporter Shannon Heffelfinger says
farewell to her friend who died in an alcohol
related car accident Saturday night.PAGE 5
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March 18, 1998
Snow Time Like The Present
Chance of snow, high 32. Cloudy tonight, low 30.
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RAIN MAY CAUSE the sky to turn gray, but a little color from an umbrella
was found Tuesday at 14th and 0 streets as a woman waited to cross. Rain
dribbled throughout the day, with temperatures dipping into the low 30s.
Four finalists chosen
for CBA dean position
By Lindsay Young
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
administrators are hoping the second
time wall be a charm w'hen choosing a
dean for the College of Business
Four finalists were announced last
week to replace John Goebel, the cur
rent dean since 1995. Goebel plans to
return to the accountancy teaching fac
ulty. which he first joined in 1959
Three finalists were chosen and
interviewed last year, but after review
ing each applicant, there were none the
university wanted to make an offer to at
the time, said David Bnnkerhoft. asso
ciate \ ice chancellor for academic
The university then suspended the
search and decided to resume it last fall.
Brinkerhoff said the new dean will
be in position for the fall semester.
A prospectixe dean should have
outstanding academic credentials,
administrative experience, a good rela
tionship with the business community
and the ambition to take the college to
the next level, said Melvin Jones, chair
man of the search committee and vice
chancellor for business and finance.
“All of the candidates have out
standing credentials, and it's going to be
very difficult to make a selection.”
Commitment to research is impor
tant as well. Jones said. Researching
and contributing to the name of the col
lege increases its reputation.
Global understanding, fund raising
and the recruitment of div erse faculty
and students were other criteria the
committee will look at when deciding.
The four fmalists are:
■ Yash Gupta, dean of the college
of business at the University of
Colorado at Denv er.
■ Barron H. Harvey, interim dean
of the college ofbusiness at Howard
University' in Washington. D C.
■ Ron Hill, dean of the school of
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■ Friends share memories
of a UNL junior killed in
an alcohol-related accident.
By Josh Funk
Two charter buses at the Gamma
Phi Beta Sorority this afternoon will
take about 95 sisters to say goodbye to
a dear friend.
This afternoon, the funeral for
Laura Cockson, the UNL junior killed
in a drunken driving accident this
weekend, will commence in Friend
while Laura s two sisters, Sarah, 19
and a freshman at UNL, and Erin, 16,
remain in intensive care at Lincoln
In a waiting room filled with col
orful balloons, flowers and cards for
the two younger Cockson sisters,
friends of the family remembered
how Laura had touched their lives.
“She is my idol. I followed her
everywhere,” said Karen Theis, Erin’s
best friend of 14 years.
Looking back, friends had trouble
putting into words how special Laura
was, but everyone had a kind remark
and a fond memory of her to share.
“Anyone who met her loved her,”
said Jodie Grigsby, one of Laura’s
She was a popular, outgoing girl,
friends said. She always had a smile
for a friend -the most important
things in Laura’s life were family and
“She didn’t care about anything as
long as she and the others in her life
were happy,” said University of
Nebraska-Lincoln sophomore Anita
Ideus, a friend of the family.
At UNL, Laura made friends
wherever she went: class, work and at
“Nobody didn’t like Laura,” said
Jill Hicks, her best friend since high
She touched the lives of the people
she knew in so many ways, Gamma
Phi Beta President Laura Lessley
“She helped make the house a
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Parking fees to increase
By Ieva Augstums
Students, staff and faculty who
use university parking lots already
pay to park there.
Next year those people will pay
Tuesday, the Parking Advisory
Committee accepted parking ser
vices’ proposal to increase parking
permit fees by SI a month starting
“Parking and Transit Services is
facing one of the biggest challenges
they have ever faced,” said Tad
McDowell, manager of parking ser
“The university is landlocked -
we have no more surface area and a
high demand for more parking.”
PAC President Linda Swoboda
said the University of Nebraska
Lincoln collectively needs to start
now to meet future parking chal
“We all know UNL has a future
parking problem,” Swoboda said.
“The parking fee increase finally lets
us do something about it.”
The additional $1 a month park
ing permit fee will increase annual
student permits from $96 to $108 and
annual staff and faculty permits from
$120 to $132, McDowell said. All
reserved parking permits will also
receive $1 a month increase, he said.
“We need this money. There’s no
way around it,” he said.
McDowell said within the next
two years, a minimum of 400 addi
tional parking stalls will be needed on
the north side of campus.
Another 400 stalls will be needed
in three years for the south side of
And in five years, an additional
400 and 500 stalls on the north and
east sides of campus, respectively,
will also be needed, he said.
Their plan: at least 1,700 stalls by
“To win our parking challenge,
we will have to build up,” McDowell
Along with the parking permit fee
increase, McDowell is proposing that
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Dole makes Omaha stop
By Lindsay Young
OMAHA - Although Bob Dole
lost the 1996 presidential election, he
has not turned his back on politics or
the Republican Party.
Dole, who was in town for a
Success 2000 seminar, spoke to a
| crowd of about 250 at Embassy
; Suites m Omaha’s Old Market. The
breakfast was sponsored by the
; Nebraska Republican Party and the
| Douglas County Republican Party.
The former Kansas senator and
j senate majority leader spoke about
his recent service efforts, the CtOP
and its future, and lighter topics like
j his cameo appearance on a VISA
Omaha Mayor Hal Daub said
Dole was a leader who has made a
"positive and powerful impact on our
nation in the name of conservatism.”
Dole currently is working on
projects in the United States and
He is helping raise SI00 million
for a World War II memorial in
Washmgton, D.C.. and hopes to have
the monev raised bv Veterans Dav,
Nov. 11, 1998.
He also is helping President
Clinton with his problems - that is,
with his problems in Bosnia, not with
the Monica Lewinsky case. Dole
As chairman of the International
Commission of Missing Persons,
one project Dole steers is identifying
bodies of people who were tortured,
starved, executed and thrown into
mass graves, he said.
Dole said he met one mother in
Bosnia who had a button on her shirt
with a picture of all four of her miss
The project is proof that the
United States remains available to
assist other nations and is doing well
in general compared to most coun
tries, Dole said. But there are things
that can change.
“We're not perfect,” Dole said.
“We still make mistakes.”
Many candidates attended the
breakfast, including two gubernator
ial candidates - State Auditor John
Breslow and Lincoln Mayor Mike
“I know there are a lot of candi
dates here,” Dole said, during
humorous remarks. “I think I only
met one person that isn 't running for
Dole said he was excited because
a lot of Republicans were running for
governor. This, he said, assured a
Republican in office.
He said Republican gubernatori
al candidates who do not win the race
should look to running for another
elected position in the future.
“In fact. I've been traveling
around this year looking for a coun
try that needs a president." Dole said.
Dole said it was important to rep
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