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Neihardt discussion to focus
on views of Initiative 413
The Neihardt Residence Center stu
dent assistants will sponsor a discussion
tonight about Initiative 413, a ballot
measure to constitutionally limit the
growth of state revenue and spending.
The discussion, to be held at 8:30
p.m. in the Blue TV Lounge at Neihardt,
will feature proponent and opponent
Although discussion organizers
originally intended that both views
would be presented, the proponent
speaker may not be able to attend.
Sara Russell, University of
Nebraska-Lincoln student body presi
dent, will speak in opposition to the ini
tiative, which opponents have said
would force cuts in university faculty
and programs and raise tuition.
A question-and-answer session will
“Many students still don’t know
about 413,” said Angie Buescher, a
Neihardt student assistant. “It’s impor
tant to have both sides presented, so stu
dents can know what it is and make an
Buescher said participants in the
discussion also would receive informa
tion about voter registration and absen
Fair offers students
flu shots, health tests
Students who want to avoid the flu
over the winter will have their chance
during the Campus Health and Safety
The University Health Center,
Campus Recreation, Well Worth It and
Environmental Health and Safety are
sponsoring a fair today and
Wednesday to promote wellness on
“There will really be a lot going on,”
said Carol Ash, health promotions and
marketing specialist for the health cen
ter. “We generally get a good turnout
from both students and faculty.”
Blood pressure screenings, thera
peutic chair massages and cholesterol
tests are some of the attractions the fair
Ash recommends that students take
advantage of the opportunity to get a
“Because many students live in
community housing, getting a vaccine
to prevent the flu is really a good idea,”
The fair will be at the City Campus
greenspace today and at the East
Campus Union Wednesday. The fair
will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both
Jupiter storm, Saturn’s rings
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, a 12,000
by 25,000 kilometer storm system on
Jupiter’s surface, makes this year’s
hurricanes look tame.
The Great Red Spot is only one of
the many sights participants will see
through the Behlen Observatory’s
reflector during its open house on
Friday, Oct. 23, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
“The open house will appeal to
many audiences,” said Kevin Lee of
the Behlen Observatory. “We have
attractions for both the amateur and
the serious observer.”
Participants of the open house will
have the opportunity to see through
Behlen’s 30-inch reflector. Jupiter’s
Great Red Spot and Saturn’s rings will
be among the many views visitors will
see that night.
“Now is the best time to see
Saturn,” Lee said. “The angle will be
right to get a really good view.”
In addition, the observatory will
host several slide show talks present
ed by UNL graduate students and fac
“We should get some good presen
tations by people who are really
knowledgeable on the subjects they
present,” Lee said.
Pulitzer Prize winner
to speak at Lied Center
The E.N. Thompson Forum on
World Issues is once again bringing a
world class researcher to the Lied
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner
Edward O. Wilson will be giving two
free lectures at the Lied Center for
Performing Arts to discuss global bio
diversity and argue for the fundamental
unity of all knowledge.
The forum will be held today at 3:30
His most recent book, “Consilience,”
was a New York Times bestseller and
argues for the proof that everything in
our world is organized in terms of a
small number of fundamental natural
laws that comprise the principles
underlying every branch of learning.
Wilson is a curator in entomology for
the Museum of Comparative Zoology
at Harvard University in Cambridge,
Mass., and is the founder of the contro
versial new field of sociobiology.
His speech also will be available by
satellite broadcast at College Park at
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Loaned bicycle stolen
The two Dutchmen who rode
bicycles halfway across Nebraska
had one of them stolen Saturday
night after they returned.
The stolen bicycle was on loan
from the UNL Police Department
to Reiner Bosman and Sander
Nooij for a government-spon
sored program to investigate the
scientific and cultural aspects of
the bicycle, Sgt. Mylo Bushing
The Dutchmen rode their
bikes from Valentine to Norfolk
and returned to Lincoln last week.
Saturday night Nooij was hav
ing trouble with his lock, so he
left the bike unsecured in the
Selleck Residence Hall bike
The $525 bike was gone
Boy shoots himself
A Lincoln boy shot himself in
the shoulder after his gun mis
fired early Sunday morning, and
police cited him for his actions.
The boy called police around
1 a.m. Sunday morning to report
that he had been shot while he was
walking through the alley
between 43rd and 44th streets and
Huntington and Baldwin Avenue,
Lincoln Police Sgt. Ann
When officers arrived they
found that the boy had a wound in
his left shoulder where a bullet
had passed cleanly through.
The boy claimed a young,
white man had jumped in front of
him and started shooting.
But police investigation
showed that the boy had been
The shooting actually took
place one block west between
42nd and 43rd streets where the
injured boy had fired four shots
into the air before the gun mis
While he was trying to get the
gun working the 17-year-old shot
himself in the shoulder.
He was cited for discharging a
firearm in the city limits and giv
ing false information to a police
Student turns self in
The Lincoln High student
wanted in connection with last
week’s lunch-hour assault turned
himself into police Monday.
Adren Jackson was wanted on
five felony warrants following a
fight near Lincoln High Thursday
in which Jackson used the butt of
a handgun to fracture the skull of
another student, Heermann said.
Jackson was referred to the
Attention Center for Youth on
charges of first-degree assault
and two counts each of terroristic
threats and the use of a weapon to
commit a felony.
Compiled by senior staff
writer Josh Funk
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