The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 16, 1998, Page 6, Image 6
Supporters argue for Peru renovation I PERU from page 1 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 report" 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.” ! Daily Nebraskan Online] --- — - — --www.unl.edu / D a i 1 y N e b | More than 150,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps Volunteers, helping others to help themselves in more than 80 developing countries around the world. You've thought about it! Now experience the adventure & fulfillment of a lifetime! in i K INFORMATION ■ TABLE I 9 a.m.-3 p.m. I November 16 th - 18 th j\ Nebraska Union D FILM SHOW P 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 18th Nebraska Union i 1-:-1 pi For more information call: □ 800/424-8580 (press #1) n Matt Muler/DN 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 CELEBRATION from page 1 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 dead1" 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 Manhattan. 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 this.” 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. CORRECTION_ 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.