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Alexander done for season
The NU 1-back corps was dealt a blow Monday when it was
revealed that starting 1-back Dan Alexander would miss the rest of
the season with a knee and hamstring injury. PAGE 7
Not a fake
Proto-’fnink band Fugazi has altered the face of
modem punk into its own image. Tonight the band
brings its music and ethics to Omaha. PAGE 9
November 17, 1998
Partly sunny, high 59. Mostly cloudy tonight, low 48.
Make way for
Source: Lincoln City Council
Matt Hanky DN
City Council decides
to return P to one-way
By Josh Funk
and Adam Klinker
Three months after the transition to
two-way traffic on P Street began, the
city has opted for a return to one-way.
The Lincoln City Council voted
unanimously on Monday to return to a
one-way only traffic flow on P Street
with prov isions for the incoming
Embassy Suites and the Lincoln
"It is a win-win situation for down
town and the city of Lincoln."
Councilwoman Linda Wilson said.
“Now we need to move on."
The vote came after last week's
meeting was punctuated by nearly five
hours of testimony from supporters and
opponents of the new two-way traffic
Councilman Jerry Shoecraft. who
led the council's charge to return P
Street to a one-way format, said he
hoped that reconfiguration could begm
Rick Hayden, a traffic engineer in
the department of public works, said
that he expected some work to be under
“We'll give it a try," Hayden said.
"Weather permitting, we should be able
to get some things done this week."
To reconfigure the street to one-way
traffic, public works will have to start at
17th Street and work west to give traff ic
a place to go.
Hayden said it will take about two
days of dry, warm weather to change
But if the roads have to be salted for
snow and ice, Hayden said, the recon
figuration operation would be shut
down until spnng.
“My concern is driv er confusion,"
Hayden said. “I don't want to have two
drivers meet head to head."
Public works will need additional
money for the project, and Hayden said
he wanted to contract outside help.
This time council members want to
make sure that the change is well-publi
cized, so driv ers are aware.
The proposed plan, while reverting
back to the original one-way format on
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r oundation elects
to exclude UNL
Editor's note: This week, the Daily Nebraskan will
take a three-part look at the changing face of student
loans: where they come from, trends in how students
use them and how students pay them back.
By Jessica Fargen
UNL students will not be eligible for a need-based
scholarship fund available next January as a result of
a decision made by a nonprofit education foundation.
The Foundation for Educational Funding, funded
by SI00 million in charitable money, has elected to
disqualify University of Nebraska-Lincoln students
because the university participates in a federal direct
student loan program, an FEF representative said.
The FEF was created when NEBHELP - the
Nebraska Higher Education Loan Program that buv s
and sells student loans switched from a nonprofit
group to a for-profit group in April. Legally, the char
itable nonprofit money. SI00 million, must be pre
served and transferred to an education foundation
such as the FEF.
UNL students since 1995 have received their stu
dent loans directly from the federal government,
bypassing groups such as NEBHELP With the excep
tion of a few schools in Nebraska, all state and com
munity colleges contract loans through NEBHELP
and the Federal Family Education Loan Program.
Patrick Gardner is the coordinator of the
Educational Assets Project for the Consumers Union
in San Francisco, which is aimed at examining situa
tions such as FEF's decision to disqualify UNL stu
“We understand there is competition between
direct lending and the FFELP. but it seems curious
that the foundation would somehow penalize students
whose school has chosen to participate in the direct
student loan program." Gardner said.
But C.J. Thoma. vice president of the scholarship
program at FEE said although the decision was not
legally based, it was a philosophical decision on the
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MELBIN OMAR CASTELLANOS holds up photographs of his family, which lives in Honduras. Castellanos has not heard from his family since
the recent floods and mudslides from Hurricane Mitch ravaged his homeland.
Hurricane’s wrath felt in Lincoln
The country is
pretty bad. A lot of
people are dying
sophomore marketing, finance major
By Lindsay Young
Senior staff writer
f or many university students, the impact of
Hurricane Mitch on their lives has been small.
They hav e seen only telev ision shots of mud
covered houses and flooded streets caused by the
more than 6 feet of rain Mitch brought to the devel
oping Central American countries.
And thev just hear reports that say more than
20.000 are feared dead and that about 3 million have
lost their homes.
But for Melbin Omar Castellanos of Lincoln
and Marcela Riguero. a UNL sophomore marketing
and finance major, the hurricane has hit a little clos
er to home.
Castellanos' family lives in a small village, El
Eden Cortes, in central Honduras. Riguero s familv
liv es in Managua. Nicaragua, one of the hardest-hit
Riguero's family endured the devastation but
now is struggling to find and buy uncontaminated
water and good food.
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