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First lady may seek Senate seat
■ Hillary Clinton is said
to have had ‘no time’ to
think about the issue.
MERIDA, Mexico (AP) — Hillary
Rodham Clinton would make a “terrif
ic” senator from New York state, her
husband said Monday, “but that’s a deci
sion that she’ll have to make.”
With that, President Clinton became
the latest member of his administration
to pump air into a Hillary Clinton-for
On Sunday, Sen. Daniel Patrick
Moynihan, whose retirement next year
will create the vacancy, said New York
could use some of Hillary Clinton’s
“magnificent, young, bright, able,
Illinois-Arkansas enthusiasm ”
“She’d be welcome and she’d win,”
Still to be heard from: the potential
candidate. About all Hillary Clinton has
said about running for the Senate in
2000 is that she hasn’t had time to think
about it - and she said that through a
What did Hillary Clinton have to
say about her husband’s early endorse
ment? “Nothing,” said her spokes
woman, Marsha Berry.
I President Clinton, talking to
reporters who accompanied him for a
meeting with Mexican President
Ernesto Zedillo, said the same thing.
“I think she would be terrific in the
Senate. But that’s a decision that she’ll
have to make,” President Clinton said.
“And forreakms I’m sure you’ll under
stand she hasn’t had anything like ade
quate time to talk to die people who
think she should do this - much less
people who think perhaps she shouldn’t
She just hasn’t had time to deal with
President Clinton said he wanted
everyone to understand that the idea did
not originate with his wife. “I don’t
think it had ever occurred to her before a
lot of people started calling and asking
her to do it” he said.
Then he added:
“Itfe her decision to make. I will sup
port whatever decision she makes
enthusiastically. She has a lot of other
opportunities for public service that will
be out there. She and I both would like
to continue to be useful in public affairs
when we leave office. But it’s a decision
she’ll have to make. She’d be great if she
A few weeks ago, New York
Democratic Chairwoman Judith Hope
said the odds were 50-50 that Hillary
Clinton would run.
Hillary Clinton is expected to visit
New York City in early March for a
women’s leadership forum and some
Democrats think she might use that set
ting to indicate her intentions.
New York City Mayor Rudy
Giuliani is apossible Republican candi
date for the Moynihan seat
“It would be an incredible race,” if
both the first lady and the mayor ran,
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said
Congress urged to end sanctions
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cult to be sure how much expanded
international trade would help farm
For example, China has decreased
grain imports dramatically since
1994, he said. Although China is not a
member of the WTO, the United
States has long sought greater access
to Chinese markets.
“They made a conscious decision
that they didn’t want to be dependent
on other countries of the world,” he
Collins also discussed the impact
of U.S. sanctions on agricultural mar
kets. Although eliminating sanctions
on food could assist fanners, Collins
said, he was not sure how great an
impact this would have.
He listed six countries penalized
by U.S. sanctions and said agriculture
sales to those countries could increase
by $500 million if the sanctions were
dropped. That would be a drop in the
bucket compared to the entire agricul
tural economy, he said.
“But still, it’s an opportunity for
American farmers,” he said.
Rep. Gil Gutknecht, R-Minn.,
said he feared the impact of trade
sanctions was “far more perverse”
I than Collins indicated. Congress
should pass a law stating that, barring
war, the United States would never
use food as a political weapon, he
Some Midwestern members of
Congress, including U.S. Sen. Chuck
Hagel, R-Neb., have called for an end
to “unilateral” sanctions prohibiting
the sale of U.S. agricultural goods to
Carlson also said farmers need
support at home.
Referring to bills introduced in
Nebraska and other states, he urged
Congress to pass measures such as
price reporting and country-of-origin
“I would challenge Congress to
pass a national umbrella,” he said.
Farmers need fair, open access to
markets, Carlson said.
“Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers
need your assistance, and I’m confi
dent you will answer their call,” he
1 Congressmen and state agricul
ture directors also urged continued
support for agricultural research and
cutbacks in costly government regula
Annette Dubas, a farmer from
Fullerton who spoke on behalf of the
Fanner’s Union, said she supported
the measures Carlson discussed, as
well as a provision prohibiting pack
ers from feeding their own animals.
She said she also encouraged con
gressional representatives to re
examine the 1996 Freedom to Farm
The act was intended to wean
farmers from government price sup
ports and allow them more freedom to
plant. Farmers were free to plant,
fence-row to fence-row, the crops
they believed to be most profitable.
According to many experts, this
contributed to a crop oversupply that,
coupled with reduced demand from
Asia and other parts of the world,
caused commodity prices to plum
Collins said the crisis is not over.
USDA projections indicate two
regions will be hardest hit, he said -
the Midwest and the Mississippi
River valley, extending south to the
Gulf of Mexico.
Dubas said she and her neighbors
hope they can survive.
“As a farmer, I’m responsible for
feeding 120 people in this country,”
she said. “Yet I can’t feed or support
my family with the price? the way
they are today.”
Plan may change face of 13th Street
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winter after existing buildings are
The university could choose to
put the theater where the sculpture
now sits to form a performing arts
complex encompassing the Lied
Center for Performing Arts and the
Temple Building, said Margaret
Miller, UNL manager of facilities
But nothing is set in stone yet, she
“The site is definite; it’s how the
buildings are arranged that we’re
exploring,” Miller said.
Moving the sculpture would also
give the formal 13th Street entrance
more prominence, said John Benson,
director of Institutional Research and
Before the fate of the $750,000
sculpture - the largest, most expen
sive sculpture in Nebraska - is decid
ed, the university is moving forward
“There are some conceptual
ideas of moving the sculpture, but we
don’t know if that makes the most
sense yet,” Benson said.
That is why, in early March, the
university will hire an architecture
firm to study the Temple block
design, Benson said.
“They will study the whole block
and see what makes the most sense in
terms of function, design and rela
tion to the surrounding areas,
When the large notebook-shaped
pieces of metal were installed, it cost
about $125,000, Miller said. The
same price tag, or a higher one, could
be expected if it were moved again,
The sculpture, which was created
by the renowned husband-and-wife
team of Claes Oldenburg and Coosje
van Bruggen, was dedicated in fall
I The Temple block will also be
home to a visitors’ center. A $2 mil
lion donation from Alice Williamson
of Omaha, and her sister, Beth
Weigel of California, will fund the
center, which would be a meeting
point for campus tours and an infor
mation center for visitors. The center
would be named the Van Brunt
Center, m honor of the donors’ par
Miller estimated the price tag for
renovation of the Temple block to be
between $9 million and $11 million,
which would come from donations.
The rejuvenated block would
give prospective students and visitors
something to gaze at as they enter
UNL’s formal entrance on 13* Street.
Benson said another component
of the Master Plan is designating for
mal entrances for both campuses.
Unfamiliarity with the campus may
leave prospective students or visitors
lost. Establishing main entrances
may clarity that, he said.
“We are enhancing our gate
ways,” Benson said. “They are there
now, sort of, but we want to make
them more visible and more func
The 13th Street entrance, along
with a Vine Street entrance east of the
Beadle Center, an entrance at 14th
Street and Avery Avenue and the
existing west entrance near
Memorial Stadium, will help frame
the campus, he said.
“We have been working to make a
ring system around campus that bet
ter defines it and helps people get
from north to south, in particular,
without going through campus,”
All the entrances will be near new
parking garages, allowing people to
park their cars and take a shuttle bus
from the periphery of campus.
East Campus entrances will
undergo similar enhancements. The
main entrance to East Campus on the
south will be the formal entrance,
with possible entrances on 48th
street, the north side of campus and
the west side of campus on 33rd
The entrances on both campuses
will be landscaped and include iden
Senior staff writer leva
Augstnms contributed to this
Student tries to start car
with tube of Chapstick
One university student was so
disoriented early Sunday morning
that he tried to start his car with a
tube of Chapstick, police said.
A Community Service Officer
found the 20-year-old student
passed out in his car in the parking
lot north of Abel Hall, University
Police Sgt. Mylo Bushing said.
When the officer arrived and
started knocking on the car window,
the third-year student groggily
pulled the Chapstick out of his
pocket and tried to put it in the igni
Police said the student was
clearly disoriented and could not
understand his actions.
After the Chapstick did not
work, the student tried to jam coins
into die ignition before finally find
ing his keys.
At that point the officer threat
ened to break the car window if the
student did not get out.
When the student got out of his
car, the officer saw a bag full of
liquor and beer in the car.
The student had 11 cans of beer,
three 750 milliliter bottles of Mad
Dog 20/20 and two 1.75 liter bottles
of Barton’s Rum. One of the bottles
of rum was two-thirds full, though
everything else was still sealed.
The student was cited for minor
in possession of alcohol and taken
to a detox center.
Four caught in Abel Hall
with beer, marijuana
Police cited four people for drug
and alcohol violations in Abel Hall
after someone smelled burning
marijuana in the hallway early
When the 18-year-old student
opened the door to his room at 2:30
a.m., the officer saw two water
pipes and four 40-ounce bottles of
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beer in plain view, Bushing said.
Three other young men, all 18
and non-students, were in the room
when police arrived.
The resident claimed ownership
of the water pipes, and when asked,
admitted having marijuana.
The student was cited for posses
sion of marijuana and drug parapher
nalia. All four of the men were cited
for minor in possession of alcohol.
Students cited for MIP
after police follow odor
After someone spotted a student
with a beer can in Schramm Hall,
police followed the smell of burning
marijuana to the room where he and a
friend were drinking.
The officer followed the smell to
an eighth-floor room at 1:30 a.m.
Saturday where he contacted two stu
dents, aged 18 and 19, Bushing said.
When a student opened the door,
the officer saw a can of Coors beer on
a shelf and asked about the marijua
Initially the student said all of the
marijuana had been smoked, but
when the officer asked to search the
room, the student went to the closet
and got a glass water pipe and some
The 18-year-old was cited for
possession of marijuana and drug '
paraphernalia, and both students
were cited for minor in possession.
Visitor from Kansas brings
marijuana to Schramm
A non-student visiting from
Kansas brought some marijuana
with him when he came to campus
this weekend, police said.
Just after 8 p.m. Saturday police
followed the smell of burning mari
juana to the seventh-floor Schramm
Hall room where the non-student
was visiting a friend, Bushing said.
When police knocked, it took
three minutes for the 19-year-old
man to open the door.
The officer asked if they had any
marijuana, and the man produced a
film canister holding a marijuana
The man was cited for posses
sion of marijuana.
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