The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 01, 1998, Page 3, Image 3

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    economic growth in Nebraska
By Todd Anderson
Senior staff writer
Gov. Ben Nelson announced
Wednesday morning he will lead the
newly created Nelson Institute, a pri
vately funded group for long-term eco
nomic development
At the Alpha Gamma Nu Fraternity
house on the University of Nebraska
Lincoln East Campus, Nelson said he
and his family will put up $250,000 to
start the institute.
Nelson said he will try to raise $1
million in private funds by the end of
the year and $2 million more by 2005.
The governor made the same
- announcements later in the day in
Kearney and McCook before attending
the Tristate Initiative Economic
Development Conference in Oberlin,
The main focus of the institute,
Nelson said, is to support the Nelson
Fellows, a fellowship program modeled
after die national Truman Fellows pro
gram and past “brain gain” legislation.
Through the fellowship program,
the Nelson Institute will award grant
money to students who return to their
home communities for internships in
community development projects and
will offer scholarships to students
throughout the state.
Students may also arrange to
receive credit for their internships with a
Nebraska university or college.
Nelson said the fellowship program
would require students to pay back the
grant money if they leave Nebraska
after graduation, Nelson said.
“Every Nebraskan has a personal
responsibility to create a legacy that con
tributes to die quality of life in our com
munities and in our state,” Nelson said.
The home office of the Nelson
Institute will be in McCook, Nelson’s
hometown, and administered at the
McCook Community College.
Though the institute was created for
all ofNebraska, Nelson said, the group
will focus on initiatives in southwest
Nebraska and particularly in smaller
communities, where need is greater.
Another part of the Nelson Institute
will be the One Nebraska Society,
which will work to end disputes among
Nebraskans through mediation and
“More battles have less to do with
personal greed,” Nelson said, “and
more to do with a lack of mutual
The institute will also make grants
to small communities to fund economic
development projects and cooperative
agreements among communities.
The governor, who will leave office
in January following eight years as the
state’s executive leader, said the time
had come for him to personally become
active in building an economic founda
tion in Nebraska
Running the institute will be one of
his jobs after leaving office and would
not prevent him from making another
bid for the U.S. Senate in the future, he
Nelson said he wanted to encourage
young people to return to their Nebraska
hometowns to build their lives.
“I want to make sure that the future
is brighter for all of Nebraska.”
Number of party complaints decreases
rAKTi from page 1 >
turbing the peace and littering.
Some offenders received multiple
citations, but Casady said die majority
committed one offense.
To the surprise of police and UNL
administrators, the majority of the peo
ple cited have not been UNL students.
Of the first 64 citations issued, 24
' were issued to 13 UNL students.
“Frankly, both they and us expected
more students,” Griesen said.
These large parties are usually
attended by 100-200 people, and they
can easily get out ofhand.
In the past, one or two officers were
dispatched to deal with those parties,
and they could not enforce the law,
Casady said.
“We had adopted an order-mainte
nance approach to large parlies simply
as a matter of practical necessity,”
Casady said in a statement
The party complaints come in at the
busiest time on the busiest nights for
police, Casady said, and the new
enforcement project provides the neces
sary resources to cite offenders.
As a part of die project police have
been notifying parents, landlords and
the university when people are cited for
alcohol violations.
“We have targeted prevention activ
ities as well as enforcement,” Casady
Then die university Judicial Affairs
board can prosecute students under the
student code of conduct
But Griesen said the university is
not interested in prosecuting misde
meanor offenses.
Casady emphasized that police are
only trying to address some of the prob
lems associated with large parties.
“We’re not interested in stopping
parties,” he said. “We just want smaller,
legal parties.”
The next HuskerFury meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, October 1 aft 6:30 p.m.
* at the Nebraska Union.
Room to be posted.
For more information contact the Athletic Marketing Office
at 472-9639 or
HuskerFury is open to every full-time student, except student-athletes.
-1311-Options Counseling
Q regnancy Testing
fcjirth Control Services
_|irst Trimester Abortion Services
exucriity Education Programs & Services
Planned Parenthood*
_I of Lincoln
Education & Administration Offices: Clinic Sites Located At:
2246 ‘O’ Streett 441-3332 3705 South St. 441-3333
* 2246‘O’Street 441-3300 —
570 minutes of airtime for $24.99 per month. I
- - \ '
Now, a wireless service plan exclusively for students.
For one low rate of $24.99 per month you get:
Now Only
+ 70 Anytime Minutes and 500 Off-Peak Minutes Per Month
FREE Long Distance Galling in Nebraska & Iowa (from Home
Service Area)
Domestic Long Dstance at $0.10 per minute
First Incoming Minute Free (in Home Service Area)
Voicemail, Caller ID, Call Waiting and Three-Way Galling
100% Nationwide Digital Network
No Long-Term Contract Required
► - ■ •’ /v -
Sprint PCS Center
5001 O St c . .
484-5400 Spnnt PCS
Limited time offer. Calls that begin in one calling period and end in another calling period will be charged in their entirety at the initial calling jwriod rate. For customers who activate service on identified service plan, rates
will be valid until the year 2000. Offer may not be continuously available if service is deactivated or other service changes are requested by customer. Customer must meet credit requirements for service activation on
identified service plan. Service requires a phone compatible with the Sprint PCS Network. All-nighter hours vary by market, please confirm your All-nighter hours with a local Sprint PCS Representative. Add an additional 10 I
cents per minute for long-distance charges. Airtime charga apply when accessing voicemail from your Sprint PCS Phone. Offer subject to withdrawal without notice.
f? j :
l „ • • V . . • 1" ' .. , ;; •;./