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The streak ends
The Nebraska men's basketball team got a five
year-old monkey off its back by defeating the KU
Jayhawks 84-69 Wednesday night. PAGE 9
A & E
The Russian National Ballet comes to the Lied
Center this weekend for a two-performance week
end: “Sleeping Beauty” and “Swan Lake.” PAGE 12
January 28, 1999
Cloud and Clean
Partly cloudy, high 35. Fair tonight, low 18.
STEPPING INTO THE SPOTLIGHT, Vernon Miller announces his ASUN candi
dacy for second vice president representing the Voice party in the Crib on
Party makes Voice heard
ASUNhopefuls aim to increase student involvement
By Veronica Daehn
The v oices of potential student
government leaders spoke loud and
clear Wednesday afternoon at a rally
celebrating their candidacy.
Emphasizing the importance of
listening to the student body. Voice
party members officially announced
their candidacy in the March 3 ASUN
student government elections.
Andy Schuerman. Voice party
presidential candidate, said rather
than proposing one solid agenda, his
party supports a “growing platform.”
“It will take a lot of work,”
Schuerman said, “but the only way we
will achieve this is through personal
If elected, he said Voice party
members would speak continually
with UNL students to determine what
they think needs to be done in ASUN.
Rochelle Winkle. Voice party
vice-presidential candidate, agreed
with Schuerman on the importance of
“It is time (for everyone) to be
heard, represented and understood.”
Winkle said. "The ever-growing plat
form will ensure student input, and
this defines Voice. This is your voice
for the new millennium."
Voice members said another major
For coverage of this
week’s ASUN meet
ing, please see story
on page 7
concern for them was the equal treat
ment of and opportunity for students
of all backgrounds.
Vernon Miller. Voice part}- second
vice-presidential candidate, said one
of his goals is to ensure equal repre
sentation of all students.
“The Voice part}- is ready to make
equality a reality,” Miller said.
Campaign manager Natalya
Please see VOICE on 7
for tax refunds,
cuts in growth
■ In the new governor’s first State of the
State address, his budget was unveiled. State
senators showed mixed reactions, citing
dependence on sustained growth.
By Jessica Fargen
Senior staff writer
Gov. Mike Johanns gave his first State of the State address
Wednesday morning outlining a plan that would refund tax payers
11 percent of their property' taxes.
In his S4.6 billion budget for the next two years. Johanns pro
posed a 3.7 percent increase for the University of Nebraska; the
y y university requested a
44 6.8 percent increase.
T . , , His buduet limits
It IS ven' modest, but spending growth to 2.2
i percent in fiscal vear
the} e CUe some 2000 and3.4 percent in
11 ., 7 . fiscal vear 2001.
problem areas within The governor s
the budget that we are SfoPJaddwonti
going to have serious iS^oTswereov^
Sen. Roger Wehrbein Roger Wehrbein said
appropriations committee chairman he was generally
- — pleased with the bud
get, which the
Appropriations Committee will consider before it presents a final
budget to the Legislature in Apnl.
“It's a budget that we all would like to live with in terms of its
growth " said Wehrbein. who is chairman of the Appropriations
"It is very modest, but there are some problem areas within the
budget that we are going to have serious discussion about."
After the speech, senators had mixed reactions to Johanns'
Direct Relief to Property Taxpayers Act. which would be depen
Please see STATE on 8
Senior staff writer
With the University of Nebraska as her
stage and the state's communities as her
audience, former Lt. Gov. Kim Robak is
stepping into the spotlight to play her part in
the NU system.
“I always wanted to be a movie star.”
Robak said. “But 1 never thought I would be
playing this type of a leading role.”
Robak was appointed by University of
Nebraska President Dennis Smith to the
posts of NU vice president for external
affairs and corporation secretary in June.
She replaced J.B. Milliken. who accepted a
position with the University of North
“This is a new learning experience for
me,” Robak said. “Academia is a different
environment than I have been in.”
Although her position did not officially
start until January, Smith said Robak contin
ually has been increasing her talents in the
Smith said Robak's past work experi
ence. including her background in working
with the state's technology infrastructure,
will benefit the university.
Please see ROBAK on 8
Matt Miller/DN i
FORMER LT. GOVERNOR KIM ROBAK is the new NU vice president for external
affairs and corporation secretary. Robak left a career in politics to concen
trate on the university and spend more time with her family.
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