The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 16, 1998, Page 6, Image 6

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    Supporters argue for Peru renovation I
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education,” he said.
Flynn also said the enrollment
numbers surrounding Peru State
were a misconception.
“For every student we lose, we
get a Transfer back.”
Statistics show that about half
of Peru’s freshmen drop out before
their sophomore year.
But the college fills a gap in
Nebraska's education system.
Flynn said, offering a smaller col
lege atmosphere.
Besides the retention rate at
Peru State, speakers also focused
on how the college represents the
future of southeast Nebraska.
Some of the speakers said the
commission needs to understand
that many of Peru’s students remain
in the area after graduating. That, in
turn, provides a stable future for its
people by pouring college-educated
people into the community, sup
porters said.
While the majority of the people
spoke on behalf of the first option -
keeping Peru where it is - one
opponent addressed the concept of
controlling government spending.
The Nebraska resident said the
cost of renovating Peru would
increase her tax bill so dramatically
that she could no longer be able to
provide for her disabled child.
As the majority of people spoke
for the first option, however, the
commissioners listened receptively.
"I think this is an important step
in the process,” said Jane Renner
Hood, a member of the coordinat
ing commission.
"1 think citizens of Nebraska
have to step up to the plate and
make the kind of commitment nec
essary to sustain higher education,”
she said.
Helen Morton, vice chair
woman of the commission, said the
public hearing gave the group the
“confidence in making their
The Coordinating Commission
for Postsecondary Education will
hold a final hearing Nov. 30 before
drafting a report with its opinion
and submitting it to the Legislature
and governor, she said.
Though the commission has lis
tened to testimonies for all three
options since the beginning of the
summer, Morton said, the group
will concentrate mainly on the first
option when drafting its report.
“I see a much stronger Peru
State College coming out of this
process,” she said.
“We’ve got to get beyond this
talk of closing the college and
strengthen it for the future.”
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ABOUT 2000 fans marched the goal post through Manhattan, Kan., on
Saturday night after beating the Huskers for the first time in 29 years, 30-40.
The fans put the post on top of a downtown bar -Tk miles from the stadium.
Kansas State fans
revel in their victory
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they said.
"They can have those,” said secu
rity guard Steve Thomas, nodding his
head toward the north goal post.
"The\ 're not going to get these,” he
said, gesturing toward the goal post
behind him.
Thomas and dozens of other secu
rity personnel and police officers
locked their arms together, protecting
the south end zone, as others ushered
fans to the north end zone where the
least was under wav.
"1 he north end zone also was the
end zone that led to the players' locker
rooms. Cornhusker players did their
best to sift through the crowd, ^ut
were met bv sympathetic Nebraska
fans as well as many combative
Wildcat fans.
Some screamed "You guys suck.”
and. oddly. "The wicked witch is
After the players were gone, aside
from the 50 or so students on the goal
post, many of the 4.000 fans hanging
around the field looked bewildered.
“It's been a long time.” said Grant
Elpers, a sophomore at K.msas State.
tipers did heip in taking down the
goal posts during last year's victory
over Colorado, but was content to
stand and watch this time as his fellow
students worked on the post for 33
minutes before it finally fell
After the post came down, about
2000 people marched it 2*"2 miles
from K.SU Stadium to Aggievilie. a
popular bar and restaurant district in
As the mob moved through town,
fans tore out street signs and carried
them along with street barricades,
blocking traffic.
When they reached downtown, the
group yelled and sang Kansas State
cheers, made a human wall and slid
the goalpost onto the roof of Rusty’s
Last Chance Restaurant and Saloon.
“This has to be the biggest win for
the school, fans, everybody.” senior
Brian Noonan said. “Before we knew
K-State was good. But they never
realistically had a chance to beat
Nebraska until this year.”
Aside from the usual few. Murk
french, a Riley County Police officer,
said there wasn't a noticeable inetease
of fan misconduct.
“They were pretty good.” f rench
said. “We had a strong contingency
plan lhat certainly prepared us well for
Hours after the game at a
Manhattan restaurant, fans of both
teams noted the mutual respect fans
showed during the game.
“We've run into nothing but good
people today,” William Stephens, a
KSU fan from Kansas City. Kan . -.aid
after the game.
At the same restaurant. Bob
Malichar, a 1966 KSU graduate, who
now lives in Tulsa, Okla., celebrated
the Wildcats'win. I
Malichar saw ihe Wildcats win i
just one game during his four years at 1
KSU and was in attendance for the
first time since his college days.
“I'm glad I got to see this."
Malichar said at a Manhattan restau
rant. "To beat a team like Nebraska, it
has to erase the doubts people have in
Kansas State. They deserve the
respect they haven't been getting for
some tune now.”
Police question cause
of 32-year-old’s death
By Josh Funk
Senior staff writer
Police were still investigating
Sunday the cause of death of a 32
year-old woman found dead in her
apartment Wednesday night.
Nothing at Kelly Williamson’s
apartment or in the preliminary
autopsv results indicated the cause of
her death.
Now investigators are waiting for
the results of toxicology tests and
microscopic examinations, which
could take two to three weeks.
Lincoln Police C'hiefTom Casady
said there was no indication of homi
cide at the apartment on the 2100
block of D Street.
“The cause of death is unknown,
but it is certainly auspicious when a
32-year-old woman dies." he said.
Williamson’s father discovered
the body Wednesday night and called
police just after 10 p m.
Casady said Williamson did not
hav e any obvious medical problems.
Investigators were at the three
level, brick apartment building all
day Thursday gathering evidence.
Lincoln Police Capt. Lee Wagner
said Sunday there had been no new
developments in the case.
Lancaster County Attorney Gary
Lacey said police will continue to
investigate Williamson’s death until
the cause is known.
A news brief in Friday’s Daily Nebraskan incorrectly stated the days of a
sale and the type of art being sold by the Lincoln Print Group.
Prints by UNL student and faculty artists will be on sale in the Sheldon
Memorial Art Gallery on Thursday, 7:30-8:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday,
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Some proceeds will support the Sheldon.