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Licking the flames
FIREFIGHTERS spray down a fire that started in the southeast corner of the house on 1819 Washington St. The
tenant woke up when smoke alarms sounded. He was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. Firefighters said
strong south winds made fighting the fire difficult. The fire caused close to $100,000 in damages, destroying
the home owned by C. David Heffelbouer. Two house cats have not yet been found.
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Lincoln woman raped
A 40-year-old Lincoln woman was
raped Monday night while walking her
dog, Lincoln police said.
Capt. Lee Wagner said the woman
called police about 10 p.m. to report
the rape, which occurred in the 400
block of North 28 th Street. The woman
said her attacker held a knife to her
throat and raped her. The suspect then
fled north on 28th Street.
Tools lifted from pickup
Someone stole $3,100 in tools
from a parked pickup overnight
Sunday to Monday, police said.
Wagner said the truck was parked
on 12th Street between Van Dorn and
Hill streets. The tools were taken from
a tool box, he said.
Meter readers suspicious
A Lincoln man turned away some
suspicious, would-be water meter
readers Monday afternoon, Wagner
Three men approached the man at
his home in the 3700 block of Pace
Boulevard, he said, one-was carrying a
clipboard. The man told the three to
leave, though, Wagner said, because
his meter is a remote read.
The three men became agitated, he
said, and left in a red pickup. Police
have not made any arrests, he said, but
he reminded citizens that city water
employees should have identification.
Marijuana found in truck
The State Patrol found 58 pounds
of suspected marijuana under the bed
liner of a truck during a traffic stop
Sgt. Tim Salmen said the 37-year
old California man was traveling to
Chicago and failed to signal a lane
change near the 27th Street exit on 1-80
about 2:15 p.m. The man gave troop
ers permission to search the vehicle.
They found the drugs and $ 1,200 cash.
Compiled by staff writer Shane
Outgoing ASUN president
i proud of year’s goals met
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| ing, Russell said.
In order to make the Outstanding
j Educator award more fair, the academ
| ic committee revamped it to include
nominees from both large and small
Before the award was changed,
| professors who taught large classes
| had an advantage over those who
| taught small ones, Russell said.
Another achievement of this year’s
\ senate was the establishment of a
l Martin Luther King day committee
l that begins planning events in the
[ spring for the January celebration.
Holding UNL responsible for
| issues dealing with the Native
[ American Graves Protection and
I Repatriation Act was another issue
l ASUN tried to tackle, Russell said.
“We thoroughly addressed NAGR
PA issues and are still following up on
it so we can find out ourselves what is
going on and not rely on other
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One of the things Russell said she
was most proud of was the establish
ment of the Laura Cockson memorial
The scholarship, which honors the
UNL student killed by a drunken dri
ver last spring, was a community
effort, Russell said. Because of the
efforts of campus organizations, a
$750 scholarship will be given each
year to a person who promotes alcohol
awareness and responsible drinking:
Fund-raising is still going on,
which could boost the amount given
out every year, Russell said.
One of the original goals of the
senate was to initiate online class reg
istration, said Paul Schreier,
Technology Fee Advisory Board chair
While online registration is not yet
a reality, students can find grade,
schedule and financial aid information
on the Web, Schreier said.
While completing some goals,
Russell said this year’s senate fell short
of others set last spring.
Increasing diversity and sensitivity
training classes was one priority that
the senate didn’t follow through on,
“I would have liked to see more of
a concrete end or continual process on
diversity and sensitivity training,” she
While Russell made an effort to
talk to a lot of students, she said she
didn’t have as much personal contact
with students as she had hoped for.
Whether or not next year’s senate
decides to pursue these issues will be
up to members of the body, Russell
While Russell said the accom
plishments of each year’s student sen
ate tend to fade quickly in the mind of
students, she said she wants this year’s
senate to be remembered for contribut
ing to a more productive ASUN in the
future by taking risks.
Russell said she hoped she helped
that philosophy by showing others that
it is important to take risks and not be
afraid of other’s criticism.
Last spring, ASUN set out the fol
lowing goals. Listed afterward is the
progress made on each goal:
■ Updating ASUN’s Web site: A
description of what ASUN is and does
was added to this year’s page.
■ Continuing town hall meetings:
Regular town hall meetings were held
to discuss issues such as the proposed
constitutional amendment that would
change the senate’s make up and the
ASUN party system survey
■ Internet class registration: While
grade, schedule and financial aid
information is accessible on the Web,
online registration does not yet exist.
■ Start a campus coalition: A cam
pus coalition, made up of student orga
nization representatives, was formed.
■ Opening lines of communica
tion with the parking advisory com
mittee: Russell attended parking advi
sory committee meetings and wrote
legislation to increase the price of per
mits according to benefits rather than
on a flat fee basis. Legislation was also
passed to ask the parking advisory
committee to seek additional methods
of funding parking garage construc
tion projects to lessen the financial
burden on students.
Moeser calls for continued progress
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room was too small and technology had
to be brought into the room in order for
her to teach.
Moeser agreed and said the univer
sity has requested technology funding
in its budget request
The Appropriations Committee is
considering the university’s request and
will release its final budget in May.
Raikes, along with Sens. Diane
Schimek of Lincoln and Carol Hudkins
of Malcolm, said he would continue to
look out for the best interests of the uni
versity and the state.
“I want a strong statewide institu
tion that in effect provides leadership
for the entire state,” Raikes said. “There
is no better place for state dollars to be
invested than in the higher education
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