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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 10, 1998)
By Lindsay Young
Senior staff writer
The parking garage that opened
h last year on City Campus has led to
| fewer parting tickets and less meter
money for Parking and Transit
L Services, Parking Services Manager
Tad McDowell said.
t.. McDowell presented operating
costs and revenue for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1998, to the Parking
1 Advisory Committee on Monday.
The University of Nebraska
Lincoln’s Parking Services is self
funded and does not receive any tax
McDowell compared the numbers
from this fiscal year to figures from
each fiscal year since 1994-1995.
The amount of money collected
through tickets in 1997-1998
decreased 8.25 percent, down about
5 $42,500 from the 1996-1997 fiscal
McDowell emphasized that the
drop shows Parking Services does not
try to have a quota for the number of
tickets it must give.
Revenue brought in through
" meters dropped 18.15 percent, down
McDowell said the parking
garage replaced a parking lot that had
meters. Also, fewer meters are avail
able at the Nebraska Union because of
The parking garage dropped
$360,000 into Parking Services’
pockets, and die garage was open for
only part of the year, opening in fall
McDowell expects the 1998-1999
revenue to exceed that amount
In other business, Alfred Arth, a
representative for Academic Senate,
proposed a new policy dealing with
the absence of a parking permit in
If drivers forget Their permits,
because their cars needed repairs for
instance, they still can park on cam
pus with another registered car.
They would be able to. do this
without paying the $2 fee novr
required to get the temporary day per
Tickets can range from $5 to $25
if a permit is not displayed.
Arth said the proposed policy
would be more user-friendly.
No action was taken on the policy,
which, if accepted by the committee,
would have to be recommended to
Vice Chancellor for Business and
Finance Melvin Jones.
The policy will be rewritten for
clarity. Some committee members
said the wording was too abstract
The members also want to change
the policy to say the driver must
appear in person to receive the free
temporary permit, rather than be able
to call in.
RHA appoints senators
as social co-chairmen
By Veronica Daehn
. Two Residence Hall Association
senators were appointed Social
Committee co-chairmen Sunday
Liz Ormsby and Nathan Fuerst
~ were both approved by acclamation.
“We make a good team,” Fuerst
said. “We also have a lot of things in
. mind for the year”,
Ormsby agreed she and Fuerst
“e work well together.
“We both have a lot of energy and
feed off each other,” Ormsby said.
In the past, only one person was
appointed chairman, but President
Ben Wallace said this year two were
chosen to lighten the work load.
In other RHA news, Courtney
Mears was selected as senator of the
Larry Willis, RHA speaker, made
the nomination based on the amount
of work Mears has done for the
Review and Recommendation
RHA Senator Julian Sundaram ,,
said a polka dance is scheduled for
Nov. 17 at 7:15 p.m. in Selleck
“We have some Czech students
living here (in Selleck),” he said, “and
this should be a good activity.”
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Nebraskan reported that par
ticipants in the University of
contest against Kansas State
University could bring their
cans to the UNL Food Store
Parking lot Monday. While
students, faculty members and
staff are encouraged to save
cans this week, UNL
Recycling Services Coordinator
Dale Ekart said they should
bring their cans to the store
parking lot, 1700 Y St., on
Nov. 16 from.\j»jn. tp 5.p.m.
Any cans left before this time -
may not be counted for the
contest because no workers
will be around to collect and
VITALS from page 1
But Newman said increases and
decreases normally occur from year to
year and should cause alarm only if
they become part of a long-term trend.
According the health report, young
parents were most likely to delay pre
natal care, which also may be a cause
of the greater number of underweight
Newman said young mothers lack
access to care in Nebraska, both
because of social embarrassment and
The average life span of
Nebraskans - 74.8 years - matches the
record set in 1995 and also is higher
than the national average, Augustine
Despite higher rates of abuse of
tobacco and alcohol, Newman said
Nebraska’s relatively clean population
and low rates of homicide make for a
good place to live.
Heart disease, which has been the
leading cause of death nationally for
several decades, was the most common
cause of death in Nebraska in 1997.
Cancer - breast cancer for women
and prostate cancer for men - was the
second most common killer m tne
Women tend to live longer than
men, and die 1997 statistics follow that
pattern, with die average age of women
at death at 78.5 years and of men at
Newman said studies show women
are stronger than men and tend to take
better care of themselves.
Other more controversial studies
suggest women are genetically superi
or to men in terms of health.
In Nebraska, the number of deaths
from AIDS was cut in half since 1996,
down from 60 in 1996 to 31 in 1997.
Augustine said better drug treat
ment to stop the progression from HTV
to AIDS have pushed the number of
AIDS-related deaths down in the last
Accidental death was the fourth
leading cause of death state- and
nationwide, and motor vehicle acci
dents make up the largest number of
The number of automobile-related
deaths in Nebraska has been on the rise
in the latter half of the decade, shooting
up from a 50-year low in 1995 to 288
deaths in 1996 and 306 in 1997.
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