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One for the books
NU freshman Amanda Sutcliffe shot a school
record 216 over 54 holes in her second tourna
ment at the Chip-N Club Invitational. PAGE 9
A & E
MTVBooks, the newest Gen X jab at the 20-something
market, released its first book Monday. Local writers
comment on literature in an MTV world. PAGE 11
WEDN IS' AY
September 16, 1998
Another Pleasant Valley Wednesday
Mostly sunny, high 83. Partly cloudy tonight, low 59.
FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT DAN QUAYLE endorses Mike Johanns for governor in Omaha on Tuesday. Quayle traveled to North Platte, Grand
Island, Lincoln and Omaha praising Johanns’ moral integrity.
Quayle lambastes Clinton at rally
■ Former Vice President Dan
Quayle called for a presidential
resignation while campaigning
for Mike Johanns in Omaha.
By Todd Anderson
Senior staff writer
President Clinton should resign from the
presidency to protect the welfare of the coun
try, former Vice President Dan Quayle said
while campaigning for Mike Johanns in
Omaha on Tuesday.
Quayle said Clinton's interest in finishing
his term does not coincide with the interests
of the nation.
“I pray every day President Clinton will
ask himself this question: What is in the
interest of the country?” Quayle said.
Quayle spent Tuesday on the road cam
paigning with Republican gubernatorial can
didate Mike Johanns and Lt. Gov. candidate
After stops in North Platte, Grand Island
and Lincoln, Quayle finished the day by
meeting with the press and then attended a
$500-per-guest dinner at a contributor’s
Quayle said the Kenneth Starr report sub
mitted to Congress last week shows Clinton
committed peijury by lying under oath.
He said the other charges required further
examination by the House of Representatives
Quayle said he was surprised by polls that
indicated a majority of Americans still sup
port the president, but said the results would
change once the focus of the report shifted
from Clinton's sexual involvement with
Monica Lewinsky to the criminal charges
alleged in the independent counsel's report.
“Once there is an appreciation for the
gravity of these charges, I'm convinced the
polls will change,’’ Quayle said.
Quayle did not say whether he thought
Democratic candidates for office would be
set back because of the Clinton sex scandal.
He said Johanns and other Republican
candidates who possessed good character
and integrity would win elections regardless
of what goes on in the nation’s capital.
, Requests for
By Jessica Fargen
Students are either unaware they can get some
student fees refunded, or they are satisfied with
their services, administrators said, because the
number of UNL students applying for Fund A stu
dent-fee refunds has declined in the last 15 years.
The deadline for refund applications is Sept.
25, and so far about 30 students have applied to
receive all or part of the $10.27 Fund A refund,
said Gregg Jablonski, assistant director of the
In 1982, UNL refunded 334 students about $5
for Fund A services, which presently include the
Association of Students of the University of
Nebraska, the Daily Nebraskan, the Lied Center
and the University Program Council.
Students who gain refund money lose some
If students receive the Daily Nebraskan
refund, which is $ 1.10, they cannot receive the 10
percent student discount on classified advertise
If students receive the S4.42 ASUN refund,
they cannot use the free student legal services.
Students who collect the S2.15 Lied Center refund
are not eligible for the student ticket discount.
The University Program Council refund is
$2.60, so UPC events that charge money will cost
more for students who get that refund.
Jablonski said he hoped the number of refunds
has decreased because students are happy with
“Obviously by the going down m the number
of refunds, most people aren’t paying attention, or
they are happy with it,” Jablonski said.
“In my mind, hopefully, students are saying by
not requesting these refunds that they are using
these services and they agree with them.”
When students turn in their refund applica
tions, their social security numbers are entered in
a computer, which then lets identification scan
ners know that people have received a refund and
Please see REFUNDS on 8
Moeser: Lid would cause UNL ‘great damage’
By Lindsay Young
Senior staff writer
University officials said if a pro
posed constitutional amendment they
say would cut $20 million from NU’s
budget passes in November, they will
no longer be contemplating the “what
ifs” but looking at the “hows.”
Officials are worried that the pas
sage of the amendment, which would
limit the amount of money the state is
allowed to take in through taxes,
would cause a severe decrease in the
amount of state funding for the uni
This would cause the university to
take drastic steps to reverse the
amendment’s effect, said UNL
Chancellor James Moeser.
The university foresees an
increase in tuition and “very painful
cuts” of entire degree programs, fac
ulty members and staff, Moeser said.
But, he said, it’s too early to start
guessing exactly what would be
Initiative 413, the proposed
amendment, will be on the Nov. 3
Starting July 1, 1999, if passed,
the amendment would limit the
amount of tax dollars the state can
take in during each fiscal year.
Growth in revenue would be based on
inflation and population rates.
The business group advocating
the passage of the amendment says
the claim NU’s budget would be cut is
Citizens for Nebraska’s Future is
an outgrowth of the Nebraska
Business Leaders’ Summit, a group
of Nebraskan business executives.
Steven Wolf, executive director
for Citizens for Nebraska’s Future,
said the university will be “fully
funded up to current levels.”
This means the university can still
receive the same amount of money,
along with increases based on the
amendment’s plan, it received in
1997-1998 fiscal year, which ended
June 30, 1998.
“What the amendment calls for is
to basically slow down the growth in
new spending,” Wolf said. “It does
not have a cut, cap or freeze formula.”
The university based its figures, a
S20 million loss, on a report from a
legislative revenue committee
released this summer.
The committee’s report showed
that about $75 million would be cut
from the state budget for non-man
dated programs. That means less
money to appropriate to groups such
as the university, the state patrol, the
courts and others.
The figures used in the report are
calculated on the assumption that all
I don't think they realized when they wrote
this they were actually inflicting great
damage on the University of Nebraska ”
parts of state government would be
reduced equally, Moeser said.
Wolf said the amendment won't
cause the cut in state spending the
report says it would.
He said the report’s findings are
based on assumptions of how much
would be allocated to the university
in the first year the amendment could
take effect, 1999-2000.
The amendment, based on its for
mula for increase in revenues, would
allot an increase of $86 million to the
state in the 1999-2000 fiscal year.
“Spending priorities have not
been set yet,” Wolf said. The
Legislature will decide this next ses
“The president or the chancellor
they don't get to decide how much
money they are going to get next
year,” he said.
Please see LID on 8
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