The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 03, 1998, Page 6, Image 6

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I Fees will face final vote
■ If approved, the increase
would fluid student services
and renovation.
By Brad Davis
Senior Reporter
UNL students will dig deeper into
their pockets and pay 16 percent more
in student fees next year if the NU
Board of Regents approves it Saturday.
Regents will meet at 8:30 a.m. in
Varner Hall on East Campus.
Earlier this spring, student govern
ment’s Committee for Fees Allocation
set student fees to increase from $494
to $620 per school year.
Included in the increase is a $20
per-semester charge for renovations to
the Nebraska Union.
Drew Miller, University of
Nebraska regent from Papillion, said
he would follow students’ recommen
dations to increase the fees, which help
fund student organizations, student
services and building improvements.
In the past, Miller has refused to
support many fund increases for reno
vations on campus.
“They’re the ones paying the fees,
and they came up with the recommen
dation,” he said.
Regent Nancy O’Brien of
Waterloo said although she had not
reviewed the proposal in detail, she
was inclined to vote for the increase.
“Sixteen percent seems high, but if
it’s for union expansion fees, the feed
back we got from students was sup
portive of that fee,” O’Brien said.
But Regent Chuck Hassebrook of
Walthill said because he is concerned
about the affordability of higher edu
cation, he will vote against the pro
Hassebrook said he has voted
against the union renovation and
expansion since it was first discussed
and will continue to do so.
He didn’t feel bound by the student
referendum that passed in favor of the
expansion, he said, because most stu
dents didn’t participate in the 1995
“We’re piling more and more on
student fees, and ultimately (we will)
make it harder and harder for many stu
dents from moderate-income families
to afford higher education,” he said.
Despite Hassebrook’s dissent,
regents historically have voted for fee
increases related to the union’s expan
Regents approved a student refer
endum vote in 1995 to start taxing
themselves this fell for the union reno
Also Saturday, regents will decide
whether Burger King will continue to
reign in the Nebraska Union.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
administrators are presenting a propos
al to extend Burger King’s lease there
for five years.
Horizon Food Service, Inc., which
operates the Burger King franchise,
has sold fast food in the union since
O’Brien said such proposals are
typically passed by the board.
Administrators have examined
many factors in making the proposal,
including polling student preference
and conducting taste tests, she said.
“By the time it gets to the board,”
O’Brien said, “we assume (administra
tors) have done their homework.”
Sleep deprivation
a common problem
Staff Reporter
For some students, their class notes
could best illustrate the problem.
“The War of 1812 occurred in”
appears in clear text. Then the letter “o”
slurs into an “h.” After that, the writing
And, the notebook page is stained
with drool.
Getting enough sleep can be diffi
cult for college students, and “spacing”
in class helps diem gain lost sleep, said
Leigh Heithoff, who manages Lincoln
General Hospital’s Sleep Physiology
Students should make sleep a high
er priority, Heithoff said.
“One needs eight hours of sleep to
operate optimally,” Heithoff said.
They can start this week - National
Sleep Awareness Week, which coin
cides with the beginning of daylight
savings time on Sunday.
The National Sleep Foundation rec
ommends at least eight hours nightly,
but a 1998 foundation poll found 64
percent of Americans get less.
And lapses in class notes are not the
only danger of sleep deprivation.
A poll conducted by the foundation
found 28 percent of those surveyed had
fallen asleep at the wheel of a motor
vehicle in the past year.
“What people don’t realize is that
more young people die while driving
drowsy than in alcohol-related acci
dents,” HeithofF said. “Crash in bed
Lack of sleep also can result in
reduced academic performance, she
said. In fact, HeithofF said it would be
better for students to get a full night’s
sleep and take the exam than to pull an
“I know I’ll get some calls on this
one,” she said.
Students sometimes use caffeine to
put off sleep. However, HeithofF recom
mends cutting out caffeine after 2 p.m.
Caffeine continues working to
inhibit deep sleep for eight hours after
consuming it.
Carol Ash, a health promotions spe
cialist at the University Health Center,
said when sleep problems continue long
enough and interfere with students’ aca
demic lives, students should call the
health center for help at (402) 472
Debate halted on
concealed weapons
From Staff Reports
Although a bill allowing
Nebraskans to carry concealed
weapons advanced to general file
Thursday, LB465’s sponsor said he
would not pursue the bill’s passage this
Senators voted 33-7 to cease debate
on the bill, which was originally intro
duced last year.
A motion by Sol Ernie Chambers
of Omaha to bracket debate on LB465
until a later date was defeated, and the
bill was advanced from general file to
select file on a vote of 31-11.
But Sen. Stan Schellpeper of
Stanton, bill sponsor, said he wouldn’t
seek the bill’s passage this year. Only
four days remain during which the bill
could be debated, and a filibuster would
be likely.
Schellpeper said the advancement
demonstrated the bill’s support in the
Legislature. Although the bill will have
to start from scratch next year#
Thursday’s vote will help its chances of
passage next year, he said
The bill has faced opposition from
several law enforcement agencies,
including the Fraternal Order of Police
and the Nebraska Sheriffs Association;
and Gov. Ben Nelson has said he won’t
sign it without their support
Schellpeper said he would work to
accommodate law enforcement offi
cials’ concerns before reintroducing the
bill next year.
“We want to try to do anything that
will make it more comfortable to law
enforcement” he said
LB46S would allow Nebraskans
who complete weapons safety training
and pass a background check of mental
health and law abidance to obtain per- '
mits to carry concealed weapons.
The Associated Press contributed
to this report
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